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        Nouveau dénombrement du royaume, par généralitez, élections, paroisses et feux [Texte imprimé], où l'on a marqué sur chaque lieu les archevêchez, évêchez, universitez, parlemens, chambres des comptes, cours des aydes, cours et hôtels des monnoyes, bureaux des finances, maîtrises des eaux et forêts, capitaineries des chasses, amirautez, présidiaux, bailliages, sénéchaussées, prévôtez, vicomtez, châtellenies, vigueries, juges-consuls, maréchaussées et autres justices royales ; les bureaux des droits des aydes, gabelles et greniers à sel, douannes et traites foraines ; les lieues de distance de Paris aux autres villes du royaume.

      Paris, chez Saugrain 1720 Petit in-folio relié plein veau raciné de l'époque, dos à cinq nerfs, titre gravé, une page de titre, 3 pages d'éspitres et 5 f. n. ch. de table, 486 pages et 368 pages, 2 f. n. ch. d'approbation. 2 parties en 1 vol. Claude-Marin Saugrain (1679-1750), libraire-écrivain à Paris, descendant d'une importante lignée de libraire, syndic de cette corporation, qui rédigea et édita de nombreux ouvrages d'érudition signe ici l'édition originale de son ouvrage capital. Fentes légères aux charnières et coiffes légèrement rognées sinon bel exemplaire Très bon couverture rigide Edition originale

      [Bookseller: Librairie Dejolibelle]
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        Osservazioni sopra i cimiterj de' Santi Martiri ed antichi cristiani di Roma. Aggiuntavi la serie di tutti quelli, che sino al presente si sono scoperti e di altri simili, che in varie parti del mondo si trovano. -

      Roma, Salvioni, 1720.3 parti in 1 vol. In-folio. Solida legatura coeva in pergamena, titolo impr. in oro sul dorso. Due antiporte inc., due frontespizi con vignetta (ambedue ripetute), moltissime illus. n.t., diverse a p. pag., ed alcune iniziali istoriate. (14), 808 pp.; buon esemplare; alcuni fogli lievemente arrossati. Edizione originale. Boldetti è, col Bosio e l'Aringhi, uno dei fondatori dell'archeologia cristiana. Brunet I, 1075. Choix 16486. Rossetti II, 1168. Cicognara 3627 (con data errata): «Opera piena di cognizioni erudite...».

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        El Africa dividida en todos sus principales reynos segun las ultimas y nuevas observaciones de las Accademias y de Paris y de Londres.

      Incisione in rame, coloritura originale d'epoca, mm. 495x612. Rara carta in ottimo stato di conservazione; presenta solo un forellino di tarlo ripetuto a destra e sin. ed una macchia al margine sup.

      [Bookseller: Libreria Antiquaria Perini s.a.s.]
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        Carte du golfe de Caillery en l'Ilse de Sardaigne..

      Carta nautica della rada e porto di Cagliari, tratta dal raro atlante nautico Recueil de Plusiers Plans des Ports et rades de la Mer Mediterranée, edito a Parigi nel 1720 e successivamente ristampato fino al 1742. Jacques Ayrouard, idrografo francese, risulta attivo tra il 1730 ed il 1750; il raro atlante dei porti del Mediterraneo rimane la sua unica opera. Incisione in rame, in ottimo stato di conservazione. Parigi Paris 660 540

      [Bookseller: Libreria Antiquarius]
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        Regnorum Siciliae et Sardiniae nova & accurata tabula.

      Incisione in rame eseguita da David Funck, 485x572, colorata d'epoca, arricchita con bellissimo cartiglio all'angolo sinistro in basso. In alto a sin. carta della Sardegna entro riquadro. Rara. Buon esemplare con lieve difetto alla piega centrale in basso.J.B. Homann nasce a Norimberga nel 1663; lavora inizialmente per David Funk e per Giacomo Sandrart e finchè all'inizio del '700, nel 1702, inizia una propria produzione cartografica, raggiungendo ben presto un notevole successo per l'eleganza e la modernità, ben amalgamando aspetto scientifico e decorativo. Nel 1707 pubblica il primo atlante, arricchendolo rapidamente fino a superare il centinaio di carte con il ''Grosser Atlas" di 126 carte. Muore nel 1723.

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        Latium Campania et Samnium

      Grande carta geografica stampata dalla Tipografia del Seminario di Padova, storica bottega calcografica fondata nel 1684 e diretta tra l?altro da Domenico Lovisa. Incisione in rame, finemente colorata a mano, due piccoli fori di tarlo, nel complesso in buono stato di conservazione. Grande e decorativo cartiglio. Rara. Dimensioni 665x490. Great geographic map printed by the Tipografia del Seminario of Padova, an ancoent workshop founded in 1684 and run, among others, by Domenico Lovisa. Copper engraving, fine hand colour, two small warmholes, in good condition. Big decorative cartouche. Rare. Padova Padua

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        Le sette Chiese di Roma con le loro principali Relique, Stationi et indulgenze

      Pianta delle sette chiese giubilari della capitale, tratta dal "Atlas Novus" del Seutter. Plan of the seven jubilee churches of Rome, from Seutter's "Atlas Novus". Ausburg Ausburg 590 500

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        The Works of Alexander Pope.

      London, T. J., 1720. . Frontispiece portrait of the author. Bound in full contemporary calf with spine skillfully rebacked to style with red leather spine label stamped in gilt. A few minor stains to title page, otherwise clean and bright. Includes Rape of the Lock published in its entirety only six years earlier when Pope was only 26 years old. Image available on request. Hardcover. Book condition: Very good

      [Bookseller: James & Mary Laurie Booksellers (A.B.A.A]
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        Eusebii Pamphili Ecclesiastica Historia Graece et Latine

      Cantabrigiae (Cambridge): Typis Academicis, 1720. Hardcover. Very good plus. Folio. (60),798,(24)pp. Folding plate of the Old Temple present in fine condition. The Ecclesiastical History of Eusebius in parallel Greek and Latin columns, followed by the Life of Constantine. Full title is: (In Greek) Eusebiou tou Pamphilou Ekklesiastike Historia, (in Latin) Eusebii Pamphili Ecclesiasticae Historiae Libri Decem. Ejusdem de Vita Imp. Constantini, Libri IV. ... This is the first in a series of three works; the second treats of Socrates Scholasticus and the third of Hermias Sozomen. Each work has a separate title, but this volume has a general title followed by the specific title. The entire issue was edited by William Reading. Bound to style in quarter leather. Spine in six compartments with raised bands, black leather lettering piece, gilt, marbled paper boards, vellum corners. The half tittle and general title have oval stamps form a former owner; sometime closely trimmed by a binder but still with large, ample margins; a very good to near fine copy. In Latin and Greek. ESTC T146435.

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        Nouvelle Carte de l'Amerique

      Leiden: [circa 1720]. Copper-engraved map. (Expert restoration along the side margins). 18 x 21 1/4 inches. Decorative early 18th century map with California as an island. This map was first issued in the German edition of Montanus's De Nieuwe en Onbekende Weereld in 1671. "The map [i.e. the plate] was later acquired by Pieter Van der Aa and used in at least two of his works ... Van der Aa altered the plate removing the decorative cartouches and applying an entirely new one containing the title top left. There are various territories of the natives identified and one or two minor alterations of nomenclature" (Burden). Cartographically, the map follows the Visscher map of 1658, with California as an island and a large open lake in the place of the western Great Lakes. McLaughlin, The Mapping of California as an Island 187; Burden, The Mapping of North America II:430 (state 2).

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        Occidentalior Tractus Maris Mediterranee.

      Amsterdam, 1720 circa. Incisione in rame all'acquaforte, b/n , cm 48 x 57 (alla lastra), pi? tutti i suoi margini. Cartiglio contenente titolo in alto a sn. con figure di regnanti, altro cartiglio in basso al centro con figure di schiavi e viaggiatori in costume, legenda a 98 voci, velieri nel mare. Carta poco comune. Bell'esemplare, in bella impressione e in ampi margini.

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        The Coast of Barbary and Black Ey’d Susan

      Printed sheet, 8 1/2 x 10 /12 inches. Two traditional sea shanties, the first relating a battle with Barbary pirates, and the second from a 1720 ballad by John Gay originally titled “Sweet William’s Farewell to Black-Ey’d Susan.” This version has been shortened from eight to five stanzas. Printed in two columns, each headed by a fine, crude wood engraving of a ship. Looks English, late 18th or early 19th century, but inscribed on the verso, “James Fuller / Boothbay April 27 / 1825” - so, either an import or an American product. Let’s hope for the latter. Pinholes at old folds. In handsome 19th century frame.

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        Proyecto para galeones y flotas del Peru y Nueva-Espana, y para navios de registro, y avisos, que navegaren a ambos reynos, woodcut arms on title,

      Madrid: Juan de Ariztia, 1720. Folio. 13 leaves. Modern half calf and cloth, spine gilt. Spine lightly rubbed. Text quite fresh and clean; one leaf trimmed closely, affecting marginal notes. A proclamation to reinforce the strength and size of the Spanish fleet trading between Spain and South America, primarily via Lima in Peru. An extensive, detailed, proclamation to reinforce the strength and size of the Spanish fleet trading between Spain and South America, primarily via Lima in Peru. Also printed in Cadiz the same year. Only a handful of copies in OCLC. Relatively scarce - no other copies appear in auction records in the past twenty-five years. Palau 239622; Medina, BHA 2357 (Cadiz ed); LeClerc 466; Sabin 66408.

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        The History of the Rebellion and Civil Wars in Ireland

      London: J Wilford, 1720 WITH the true state and condition of that Kingdom before the year 1640; and the most material passages and actions which since that time have contributed to the Calamities it hath undergone. [16], [1], 2-381 pp, 1 pl (portrait), [1] advert, frontispiece of the Duke of Ormonde. In worn contemporary brown full calf, gilt tooling, corners and edges bumped and worn. Spine, joints worn, raised bands, lacking title label, gilt tooling, edges bumped and worn. Internally, hinges loose, contemporary ownership signature of Catherine Williams to fep, text block edges reddened, some very minor browning to first and last few pages to margins, ffep & frontispiece has some chips to front edge not affecting the plate of the Duke. A nice copy of a very scarce and important work by the much celebrated Earl. (ESTC T53951. Lowndes 468. Allibone 385) The Earl of Clarendon, historian and politician. (see ODNB)

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        Britannia Depicta or Ogilby Improv'd. being a Correct Coppy of Mr. Ogilby's Actual Survey of all Direct & Principal Cross Roads in England and Wales: Wherein are exactly Delineated & Engraven All ye Cities, Towns, Villages, Churches, Seat &c. scituate on or near Roads with their respective Distances in Measured and Computed Miles

      Thomas Bowles, London, 1720. First Edition. Hardcover (Full Leather). Very Good Condition. Illustrator: Eman. Bowen. Full later (19th century) tooled leather, minor wear and bumping at corners - 8" x 5 3/4". (6), 273pp, new endpapers. Entirely engraved, occasional minor damp staining and light foxing, but generally a clean, bright copy. Trimmed a little close on a few pages with loss of a bit of text, but not touching the maps. Size: Quarto (4to). Text is clean and unmarked. Previous owner's signature in ink. Illustrator: Eman. Bowen. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: Under 1 kilo. Category: Travel & Places; Antiquarian & Rare. Inventory No: 041012. .

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        Regni Daniae in quo sunt Ducatus Holsatia et Slesvicum, insulæ danicæ, provinciæ Iutia, Scania, Blekingia Nova Tabula.

      Kobberstukket generalkort over Danmark. Nürnberg ca. 1720. Lysmål: 48,3x58,5 cm. Plademål: 59x50 cm. Med brede margener. Samtidig håndkolorering. Stor s/h kartouche med det store rigsvåben holdt af vildmænd. I sølvramme. Koloreringen lidt falmet; i øvrigt et velbevaret og rent eksemplar.. Dekorativt Danmarkskort, der viser landet i dets historiske udstrækning før 1658, hvor den østlige tredjedel blev afstået til Sverige. ** Very decorative map of Denmark, showing the extension of the country before the Scanian provinces became part of Sweden (in 1658). Contemporary colouring. Impressive cartouche with the Royal Danish coat-of-arms. Fine. Framed

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

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

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        The Works of Alexander Pope.

      . Frontispiece portrait of the author. Bound in full contemporary calf with spine skillfully rebacked to style with red leather spine label stamped in gilt. A few minor stains to title page, otherwise clean and bright. Includes Rape of the Lock published in its entirety only six years earlier when Pope was only 26 years old. Image available on request. Hardcover. Book condition: Very good

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        Geschichten und Thaten Kayser Conrads des Dritten, Aus dem Geschlecht der Hertzogen in Schwaben... (5 weitere Werke angebunden, siehe unten)

      Frontispiz, 70 Seiten mit "Vorrede", 216 Seiten. (Seite 7/8 der Vorrede nicht vorhanden, laut "google-digi-books" vollständig, wohl falsche Paginierung.) Zeitgennös. Pappband mit Rückentitelei in Gold. (Vor- und Nachsatz abgetrennt) Kl.8vo. //..// ANGEBUNEN: BUNDLING, JACOB PAUL von (ist : GUNDLING,J.P.v.) - Geschichten und Thaten Kaiser Richards. Aus dem Geschlecht der Könige in England... Berlin, Gedicken, 1719. Frontispiz, 5 Bll., 240 Seiten, (gezählt 238, /3-240/ laut "google-digi-books" vollständig, wohl falsche Paginierung) //..// GUNDLING,JACOB PAUL von- Geschichten und Thaten Kayser Conrads des Vierdten. Aus dem Geschlecht der Hertzoge zu Schwaben. Berlin, Nicolai, 1719. Frontispiz, rot/schwarz gedruckter Titelballt auf einer "Doppelseite", Nachtitelei, 4 Bll., 30 Seiten. //..// Geschichte und Thaten Kayser Wilhelms / Aus dem Geschlecht der Grafen von Holland. (einfaches Titelblatt, ohne Autor, Ort und Jahr, mitpaginiert:) 30 Seiten. //..// GUNDLING, JACOB PAUL von: Geschichten u. Thaten Kayser Heinrichs Des Siebenden Aus dem Hause der Hertzogen von Limburg und Graffen zu Luxenburg... Halle, Neue Buchchandlung 1719. 1 leeres Bl., Frontispiz, 15 ungez. Bll., 294 Seiten. Insges.gut erhalten, Papier teils angebräunt.

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        Antiqvitates selectae septentrionales et celticae qvibus plurima loca conciliorvm et capitvlarivm explanantvr, dogmata theologiae ethnicae celtarum gentivm qve septentrionalivm, etc. etc.

      Hannover., Nicoali Foerster. 1720. 8vo. Nyere skinnryggbind med opphøyde ryggbånd og tittelfelt i rødbrunt skinn. Marmorerte dekler. Med ekstra gravert tittelblad, tittelbladet tryk i rødt og svart, XXIX, (2), 590 s. XVII plansjer hvorav de fleste er foldet

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        Regni Daniae in quo sunt Ducatus Holsatia et Slesvicum, insulæ danicæ, provinciæ Iutia, Scania, Blekingia Nova Tabula.

      Håndkoloreret kobberstukket kort over Danmark. Nürnberg ca. 1720. 48,5 x 56 cm. Med stor titelkartouche med rigsvåben og vildmænd.. Johann Baptist Homann gjorde 1702 sin hobby til sit erhver, idet han 1702 startede et kortforlag. Han blev hurtigt kendt som den betydeligste tyske kartograf og hans kort fik meget stor udbredelse. Ialt skal han have tegnet omkring 200 forskellige kort. Firmaet eksisterede til 1848

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        Eusebii Pamphili Ecclesiastica Historia Graece et Latine

      Typis Academicis Cantabrigiae (Cambridge): Typis Academicis, 1720. Hardcover. Very good plus. Folio. (60),798,(24)pp. Folding plate of the Old Temple present in fine condition. The Ecclesiastical History of Eusebius in parallel Greek and Latin columns, followed by the Life of Constantine. Full title is: (In Greek) Eusebiou tou Pamphilou Ekklesiastike Historia, (in Latin) Eusebii Pamphili Ecclesiasticae Historiae Libri Decem. Ejusdem de Vita Imp. Constantini, Libri IV. ... This is the first in a series of three works; the second treats of Socrates Scholasticus and the third of Hermias Sozomen. Each work has a separate title, but this volume has a general title followed by the specific title. The entire issue was edited by William Reading. Bound to style in quarter leather. Spine in six compartments with raised bands, black leather lettering piece, gilt, marbled paper boards, vellum corners. The half tittle and general title have oval stamps form a former owner; sometime closely trimmed by a binder but still with large, ample margins; a very good to near fine copy. In Latin and Greek. ESTC T146435.

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        BIBLIYNA HISTORYA

      1720. 2. POLISH INTEREST. BIBLIYNA HISTORYA. Wyjeta z Waznieyszych i Wiekszych Dziel Pana Schmidsa. We Dwoch Czesciach ... przez Xiedza Pawla Arleth. Nakladem Wilhema Bogumila Korna roku 1720. 12mo, leather backed marbled boards, 188p. , some contemporary binding work with endpapers replaced, VG. The Old and New Testaments, illustrated with 31 wood engravings.

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        Af gamla nordiska språket å nyo på swensko uthtolkad af Johan Fredrich Peringskiöld.

      Stockholm, Joh. Laur. Horrn, 1720. 4:o. (12),+ 79 s. Små stänk på titelbladet och med liten bläckplump i yttre marginal. Modernt skinnryggsband med pappärmar. Ur bibliotek på Stora Eks herrgård, med dess fideikommissbiblioteksstämpel. Warmholtz 2551. Fiske s. 245. Carlander III, 564ff. Isländsk och svensk parallelltext. Första utgåvan av "Hjálmtérs saga ok Ölvis". Johan Fredrik Peringskiöld (1689-1725) var son till Johan P. och dennes efterträdare som riksantikvarie. En av de få sagosamlingar han hann ge ut före sin för tidiga bortgång 1725. Warmholtz anger att översättningen skall ha varit gjord redan 1699 av Gustaf Bonde, och att Wilde anser den fabelaktig (!)

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        Relatio epistolica de itinere suo Suecico anno MDCCVII factô.

      Ad excellentissimum atque celeberrimum virum, dn Johannem Woodward [...]. London, T. Childe, 1720. 8:o. VIII,111 s. & 8 utvikbara grav. plr. Samtida ngt nött hfrbd med upphöjda bind och sparsamt blinddekorerad rygg. Stänkta snitt. Maskhål i övre marginalen på titelbladet.. Bring Itineraria svecana 116. Andra upplagan utkom 1727. Innehåller i huvudsak uppgifter om Sveriges mineralogi och bergsbruk. Författaren besökte bl.a. Skåne, Småland, Trollhättan och Bergslagen

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        Gravures Réprésentant les differentes Machines servant à la Fabrication des monnoyes au Balancier, construites à Venise pour le service de la Serenissime République. Presentèes à S.A.R. Monseigneur l'Infant Dom Philippe Duc de Parme &c par l'Auteur Directeur Général des Monnoyes de Parme...

      Cm. 29,5 x 21,5; 22 carte non numerate di cui l'ultima bianca con 10 tavole incise in rame; frontispizio con le armi di Don Filippo, 1 testatina, marca tipografica, fregi xilografici, testo entro doppio filetto; tagli dorati. Copertina posticcia in cartoncino muto, fioriture diffuse principalmente ai margini dei fogli ma, soprattutto nella prima metà del volume, anche all'interno. Le 10 tavole raffigurano 1) La pianta della zecca della Repubblica di Venezia. 2) Fornello con cappa e suo spaccato per fondere dentro ad un crogiuolo di ferro. 3) Edificio per dar moto alle tranfile. 4) Focolare e gradella per ricuocere le lamine. 5) Machine per tagliare e ridurre a giusto peso le piastre. 6) Fornello e suo spaccato per cuocere a fuoco di riverbero le piastre. 7) Machina per contornar le monete. 8) Torchio di bronzo del peso di libre grosse 4618. 9) Piattaforma del torchio con sue parti laterali e moneta nuovamente coniata. 10) Torchio di bronzo del peso di libre 7272. Iscrizioni laterali e medaglia posteriore al leone. "...questo testo di Michel Dubois...è senz'altro uno dei principali e dei più preziosi, forse uno dei più emblematici della cultura del primo governo borbonico a Parma. Raffinate ed eccezionali le tavole di corredo, realizzate dall'incisore veneziano Giuseppe Zucchi...Queste tavole per chiarezza, nitidezza di segno anticipano indubbiamente quelle più famose e quasi contemporanee dell' Encyclopedie di Diderot e D'Alembert e ne stanno alla pari sotto il profilo qualitativo. (Il Dubois) si dimostra figlio del proprio secolo...che vede il trionfo dell'immaginazione e dell'immagine divulgativa,..internazionale e cosmopolita...età inventiva. Ad ogni tavola corrisponde così una descrizione, una vera e propria didascalia in francese, veloce e sintetica, ma essenziale, scritta dal Dubois". Con questo volume egli vuole farsi conoscere come abilissimo tecnico e zecchiere contribuendo alla realizzazione del progetto tanto discusso della creazione di una zecca moderna a Parma, risolvendo i problemi tecnici che ciò comportava ed eliminando così eventuali concorrenti. Volume "essenziale non solo a coloro che si interessano di numismatica o di storia monetaria, ma a tutti coloro che sono curiosi e attenti alla cultura settecentesca, cultura di rinnovamento, empirica, ma anche sensibile a rivestire il mondo di bellezza" ( da MARZIO DALL'ACQUA: Michel Dubois graveur et directeur de la Monnaie à Parme (1720 - 1776), Parma, FARAP, 1981).Assai raro.

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        Index Alter Plantarum

      quae in Horto Academico Lugduno-Batavo. Aluntur conscriptus. Pars prima. Pars secunda. Lugduni Batavorum. Petrum Vander Aa 1720. 4:o. Titles printed in red and black. Engraved vinjettes on titles. With engraved folding plan of the Leiden garden. 39 engraved plates. Lacking the blank *4. (34),(6),320;(2),270,(14 pp. Index Alphabeticus). Inscription on first free endpaper. 1 cm upper margin of first free endpaper is cut. Contemporary vellum. 24,5 x 18 cm.. With very few small spots. A very nice clean copy

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        [The Great Mirror of Folly...] Het groote Tafereel der Dwaashied vertoonende de opkomst, voortgang en ondergang der Actie, Bubbel en Windnegotie in Vrankrijk, Engeland, en de Nederlanden

      [N.p. but Holland]: 1720. Folio. (15 3/8 x 9 3/4 inches). Title printed in red and black. Folding engraved frontispiece, engraved list of plates within a decorative surround, 72 engraved plates, maps and broadsides on 73 leaves (5 of the single-page plates cut to the edge of the image and mounted [as issued], 45 double-page, 19 folding and including 10 which combine both engraving and letterpress text), one plate loosely inserted, 2 with sections of blank margins torn away, some other clean tears occasionally affecting the image area. Contemporary Dutch speckled calf, spine in eight compartments with raised bands, red morocco lettering-piece in the second compartment, repeat decoration in gilt in the others, joints slightly split, extremities scuffed. A very rare collection of contemporary satirical prints relating to the financial exploits of John Law and his infamous Mississippi Bubble. John Law (bap. 21 April 1671 - 21 March 1729) was a Scottish economist who believed that money was only a means of exchange that did not constitute wealth in itself, and that national wealth depended on trade. He is said to be the father of finance, responsible for the adoption or use of paper money or bills in the world today. Law was a gambler and a brilliant mental calculator, and was known to win card games by mentally calculating the odds. An expert in statistics, he was the originator of economic theories, including two major ideas: 'The Scarcity Theory of Value' and the 'Real bills doctrine' The present work records the economic crisis precipitated by Law. The crisis had its origins in the decision of the French regent, Philippe d'Orléans, to appoint John Law the Controller General of Finances for France. In "May 1716 the Banque Générale Privée ("General Private Bank"), which developed the use of paper money was set up by Law. It was a private bank, but three quarters of the capital consisted of government bills and government accepted notes. In August 1717, he bought the Mississippi Company, to help the French colony in Louisiana. In 1717 he also brokered the sale of Thomas Pitt's diamond to the regent, Philippe d'Orléans. In the same year Law floated the Mississippi Company as a joint stock trading company called the Compagnie d'Occident which was granted a trade monopoly of the West Indies and North America. The bank became the Banque Royale ... in 1718, meaning the notes were guaranteed by the king. The Company absorbed the Compagnie des Indes Orientales, Compagnie de Chine, and other rival trading companies and became the Compagnie Perpetuelle des Indes on 23 May 1719 with a monopoly of commerce on all the seas. The system however encouraged speculation in shares in 'The Company of the Indies' (the shares becoming a sort of paper currency) ... In 1720 the bank and company were united and Law was appointed Controller General of Finances to attract capital. Law's pioneering note-issuing bank was extremely successful until it collapsed and caused an economic crisis in France and across Europe. Law exaggerated the wealth of Louisiana with an effective marketing scheme, which led to wild speculation on the shares of the company in 1719. In February 1720 it was valued for a very high future cash flow at 10,000 livres. Shares rose from 500 livres in 1719 to as much as 15,000 livres in the first half of 1720, but by the summer of 1720, there was a sudden decline in confidence, leading to a 97 percent decline in market capitalization by 1721. Predictably, the 'bubble' burst at the end of 1720, when opponents of the financier attempted en masse to convert their notes into specie. By the end of 1720 Philippe II dismissed Law, who then fled from France." Goldsmiths 5829; Kress 3217; Muller 3535; Sabin 28932; cf. A.H. Cole The Great Mirror of Folly ... an economic- bibliographical study [Harvard: 1949].

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        La vie de Pedrille del Campo. Roman comique dans le gout Espagnol. Par Monsieur T*** G.D.T. avec les cantates & autres poesies du meme auteur. Le tout enrichi de figures en taille-douce

      Amsterdam: Michel Charles le Cene, 1720 First published in 1718, this edition features lovely copper-engraved plates. Both this and the first edition are rare. OCLC lists copies of the present edition at the University of Chicago and Texas A&M, in the English-speaking world. Of the first, it lists copies at the University of Maryland, Princeton, the University of Otago, and Oxford. Contemporary calf, gilt spine with brown calf label, blind-tooled ornament in center of front cover. . Twelvemo. Six copper-engraved plates. Title printed in red and black, with a woodcut decoration. Free endpapers lacking. Lower corner of frontispiece torn away, with no loss of image. Still, a very good copy This is a picaresque novel, in the style of Le Sage's Gil Blas. Thibault was governor of Talmont, and this is his only known work. Set in Spain, it deals with the love story of a rogue, facing the galleys. It was enormously popular, being translated into English, German, Iberian, and Castillian. It was also published under the title, Histoire comique et galante de PŽdrille del Campo.

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        The Poetical Works of Mr John Milton [2 vols]

      London: Printed for Jacob Tonson, at Shakespear's Head in the Strand. 1720. Hardcover. Contemporary calf rebacked preserving much of original gilt spine, gilt arms of the Earl of Drogheda in centre of boards, corners bumped/rubbed, small loss to surface of leather on lower board of vol.2, Drogheda bookplate to front pastedowns, ffep and flyleaf of vol.1 stuck together and slight damage to paper where an attempt to separate them has been made, both vols with engraved portrait frontispiece by George Vertue, engraved vignette on titles, 31 large engraved head- and tail-pieces (mostly by van der Gucht after L. Cheron) and engraved initial letters to many works, list of subscribers in vol.1, closed tear to leaf Y3 of vol.1 not touching text and small worm hole to lower margin of vol.2 extending to signature M but not touching text. 4to *2 A4 a4 B-Iiii2 pp.[20] 590 [14] & *4 B-Xxx4 pp.[8] 527 [1]. Volume 1 is filled with Paradise Lost and includes: ’Notes Upon The Twelve Books of Paradise Lost by Mr. Addison’ with a separate titlepage. There is a half title page to each book of Paradise Lost. Volume 2 contains Paradise Regained, for which there isn't a half title but thereafter each work (Samson Agonistes, Poems on Several Occasions, etc) has a half title page., 4to 11" - 13" tall .

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        The Poetical Works of Mr John Milton

      London: Jacob Tonson, 1720. Reprint. Hardcover. Very Good +. Two volume complete set. Full 19th century (Bickers style) bevelled leather bindings. Large 4to. xvii(incl. subscribers list)/ 590 pages + index, vi/ 527 pages. Copper plate engraved frontis pieces and text engravings. A few page edges conserved. Very small/foxed pin hole to last few pages.Cover rubbed and worn in places. Red page edges. Red marbled end page. Scarce illustrated set.

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        (Perläugiger Schmetterling, Fliegen und Raupen auf Vanilleschote). Kolor. Kupferstich von M.S. Merian, um 1720. 33 x 24 cm.

      Tafel 58.- Auf geöffneter Vanilleschote sitzen Schmetterling, Raupe und Fliege.

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        La Californie ou Nouvelle Caroline teatro de los Trabajos Apostolicos de la Compa. Jesus en la America Septe

      Paris: De Fer dans l'Isle du Palais à la Sphere Royale, 1720. Copper- engraved map, with original outline colour, in excellent condition. 19 3/4 x 28 3/8 inches. One of the largest and most important depictions of California as an Island. This is one of the finest early maps of California and the Southwest. Wheat called it an "important and carefully drawn map"; and Tooley described it as a "fine rare map ... a reissue of de Fer's map of 1705 but on a larger scale and with some notable additions." The map was based on information gathered by Father Eusibio Kino before 1695. Kino, Jesuit missionary and traveler, visited Baja California in 1685. He was among the Seris and Pimas in 1690, after which he transferred to northern Sonora, where he remained until his death in 1711. His missionary work in Sonora included expeditions north and west to Arizona. In 1696, he sent to Rome a compilation of his cartographical work. It was this manuscript, or another similar map now lost, on which Nicholas de Fer based his printed map. De Fer's map is probably the best synthesis of knowledge for the region on the eve of Kino's subsequent 1701 discovery that California was attached to the continental landmass. De Fer still shows California as an island, probably the last great map to do so, and the Gila flows directly into the sea rather than correctly into the Colorado River. The Gila is thick with placenames, and New Mexico is well portrayed. Below the title is a lengthy engraved text that gives the early history of California up to 1695. Over three hundred and fifty towns and villages are located on the map. It is an invaluable record of the late seventeenth century missions and Indian villages in the region. Lowery, The Lowery Collection, 205; McLaughlin, California as an Island, 196; Tooley, 'California as an Island,' 83, in The Mapping of America; Wheat, Mapping of the Transmississippi West, 102.

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        Acta canonizationis sanctorum Pii V. Pont. Max., Andreae Avellini, Felicis à Cantalicio, & Catharinae de Bononia, habitae a Clemente XI. Pontifice Maximo. Quibus acc. diss. ejusdem super Mysteriis oblationum in missa canonizationis; nec non Acta omnia beatificationis servi Dei Jo. Francisci Regis

      Rom, Typogr. Vaticana 1720. 35 cm. (6), 360 Seiten mit ausfaltbarem gestochenem Frontispiz (ca. 34 x 67 cm), Kupfertitel, 1 gestochenen Titelvignette (Porträt), 2 Textvignetten, 2 Initialen und 4 Textkupfern. Gesprenkelter Kalblederband der Zeit - Seltenes Festbuch zur 1712 erfolgten Heiligsprechung des Papstes Pius V., Andreas Avellino (1521 - 1608), Felix von Cantalice (1515-87) und der Katharina Vigri von Bologna (1413-63). Das große Frontispiz zeigt die Zeremonie der Heiligsprechung durch Papst Clemens XI. im Kreise kirchlicher Würdenträger, mit seitlicher Legende. Der Anhang mit "Dissertatio de oblationum in missa, canonizationis sanctorum mysteriis" und "Acta beatificationes servi Dei Jo. Francisci Regis". Einband fleckig, berieben, durchgängig einzelne Wurmlöcher, etwas gewellt und am Schnitt Feuchtigkeitsränder, Frontispiz im Falz restauriert. - Sprache / Language: Lateinisch / Latin -

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        Compactatorum Ducatus Würtemb[erg]. Compendium. Daß ist Summarischer Begriff Aller Verträge, Abschied, Confirmationum undt Privilegiorum deß Hertzogsthumbs Württemberg. von Anno 1482 biß Annum 1686 inclusive. Handschrift

      Ohne Ortsangabe, 1720. 22 cm. (15), 304 Blatt (davon 64 weiß). Pergamentband der Zeit - Das Vorwort datiert Stuttgart, 27. März 1683. Interessante Dokumentensammlung zur Verfassungsgeschichte Württembergs in chronologischer Folge. Inhalt: Titelblatt; Vorrede 5 Blatt; 2 weiße Blatt; Inhaltsverzeichnis 4 Blatt; 3 weiße Blatt; Blatt 1-133: Vertrag zu Münsingen 1482; Erektion des Herzogtums Württemberg 1495; Tübinger Vertrag 1514; Landtags-Abschiede 1520 - 1686.; Blatt 134-176 weiß; Blatt 177-273: Alphabetisches Register; Blatt 274-278 weiß; Blatt 279-288: Verzeichnis aller Rubriken des Registers; Blatt 289 entfernt, Blatt 290-294 weiß; Blatt 295-298: Verzeichnis der Personen, so vor dem 8. Januar 1554 ... bis dato ... verordnet worden; Blatt 299-304 weiß. Johann Heinrich Sturm (1651 - 1709) war herzoglicher Oberrat und landschaftskonsulent. Er war einer der 7 sogenannten Kontributionsgeiseln, die 1693 bis 1696 in Straßburg und Metz gefangen gehalten wurden zur Absicherung französischer Forderungen in Höhe von 600.000 Gulden, um die Zerstörung von Stuttgart abzuwenden. Vorsatz mit zeitgenössischen handschriftl. Ergänzungen. Stellenweise stockfl., Buchblock etwas verzogen. -

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        Nouvelle relation, contenant les voyages dans la Nouvelle Espagne

      Informing the British Crown about the present state of the Spanish settlements in the Caribbean and the Antilles. 1720. Amsterdam. Paul Marret. Two volumes in 8vo (163 mm x 93 mm). 1 [blank] + 14 ff. + 431 + 1 [blank]; 1 [blank] + 6 ff. + 360 + 1 [blank]. Contemporary calf gilt, raised bands to spine, forming compartments heavily tooled, morocco lettering pieces, gently rubbed, a couple of pieces missing on spines, else fine. Light browning and foxing as expected, else a fresh copy, folding plates in very good condition. Fourth edition in French, revised, corrected and enlarged. Gage (c.1597 ? 1656) was an English clergyman and traveller; he studied at Valladolid with the Jesuits and later became a Dominican. His travels began at Mexico, where he started a missionary journey that would last for 12 years, getting to know the land and local costumes. In 1640, once back in England, he converted to Anglicanism and was sent to the Antilles by Cromwell in an expedition to assess the state of the Spanish settlements, where he stayed until death found him in Jamaica. Illustrated with two frontispieces and 16 folding plates and maps; the views show local city views and natural history, the maps are of North America, Guadalupe, Guatemala, Mexico, Nicaragua, Panama and Cuba, all giving a comprehensive view of the Caribbean and the plates include folding views of Cartagena, Porto Bello and La Havana. The work harshly criticizes the religious institutions and the Spanish colonization method. Sabin, 26303. Palau, 96486.

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        Eusebii Pamphili Ecclesiastica Historia Graece et Latine

      Cantabrigiae (Cambridge): Typis Academicis, 1720. Hardcover. Very good plus. Folio. (60),798,(24)pp. Folding plate of the Old Temple present in fine condition. The Ecclesiastical History of Eusebius in parallel Greek and Latin columns, followed by the Life of Constantine. Full title is: (In Greek) Eusebiou tou Pamphilou Ekklesiastike Historia, (in Latin) Eusebii Pamphili Ecclesiasticae Historiae Libri Decem. Ejusdem de Vita Imp. Constantini, Libri IV. ... This is the first in a series of three works; the second treats of Socrates Scholasticus and the third of Hermias Sozomen. Each work has a separate title, but this volume has a general title followed by the specific title. The entire issue was edited by William Reading. Bound to style in quarter leather. Spine in six compartments with raised bands, black leather lettering piece, gilt, marbled paper boards, vellum corners. The half tittle and general title have oval stamps form a former owner; sometime closely trimmed by a binder but still with large, ample margins; a very good to near fine copy. In Latin and Greek. ESTC T146435.

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        Britannia Depicta or Ogilby Improv'd. being a Correct Coppy of Mr. Ogilby's Actual Survey of all Direct & Principal Cross Roads in England and Wales: Wherein are exactly Delineated & Engraven All ye Cities, Towns, Villages, Churches, Seat &c. scituate on or near Roads with their respective Distances in Measured and Computed Miles

      Thomas Bowles, London, 1720. First Edition. Hardcover (Full Leather). Very Good Condition. Illustrator: Eman. Bowen. Full later (19th century) tooled leather, minor wear and bumping at corners - 8" x 5 3/4". (6), 273pp, new endpapers. Entirely engraved, occasional minor damp staining and light foxing, but generally a clean, bright copy. Trimmed a little close on a few pages with loss of a bit of text, but not touching the maps. Size: Quarto (4to). Text is clean and unmarked. Previous owner's signature in ink. Illustrator: Eman. Bowen. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: Under 1 kilo. Category: Travel & Places; Antiquarian & Rare. Inventory No: 041012. .

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        Britannia Depicta or Ogilby Impov'd Being a Correct Coppy of Mr. Ogilby's Actual Survey of all ye Direct & Principal Cross Roads in England and Wales: Wherein are exactly Delineated & Engraven, All ye Cities, Towns, Villages, Churches, Seats & scituate on or near the Roads with their respective Distances in Measured and Computed Miles. And to render this work universally usefull & agreeable, [beyond any of its kind] are added in a clear & most compendious method . . . [Scarce First Issue] And to render this work universally usefull & agreeable, [beyond any of its kind] are added in a clear & most compendious method: 1. A full & particular description & account of all the Cities, Borough-Towns, Towns-Corporate & their Ar

      London: Printed and Sold by Tho Bowles, 1720. First Edition. Full Calf. Fine. 4to; [6], 273, [1]pp. Bound in contemporary full English paneled calf, sympathetically rebacked, the spine with five raised bands ruled in gilt and a new red morocco lettering piece gilt; all edges speckled red. First edition, first issue, of this fully and finely engraved road atlas of England and Wales, with 273 maps patterned after the 17th-century versions of John Ogilby. Scarce first issue, with “next ye King of Spain in S: Katherines” in the imprint statement (later issues read “near ye Stairs in St. Katherine’s”). First Edition points as follows: p. 8, Sussex 'rapes' [administrative boundaries] not numbered; p.128 misnumbered '121' (a later owner has added lines to the numeral '1' making it look like an '8'; p.141 showing a coat of arms in the text at bottom right showing three trefoils in a bend or diagonal bar. Shirley I, 278-80. Hodson 149. Tooley, 83. Lister, 62. A smaller, popular version of John Ogilby's famous road atlases of England, originally published in 1675 in a folio edition entitled: Britannia: or an Illustration of the Kingdom of England and Dominion of Wales. Ogilby's survey was perhaps the most accurate to date; he used the new distance of 1760 yards to a mile instead of the old standard of 2428 yards and calculated measurements methodically by foot. Due to public demand for these accurate strip road maps in a format conducive to travel, several smaller versions were published, with the present edition being one of the most successful. Emanuel Bowen was official map engraver to both George II and Louis XV of France, producing some of the finest and most intricately engraved English county maps of his time. His popular, conveniently sized Britannia Depicta went through three printings the first year. It contains 54 county maps and associated suites of strip road maps spread over 273 plates. An all-together elaborate production, in Fine, clean, bright condition, each map fully and elaborately engraved by Emanuel Bowen and enhanced with little-known historical facts (supplied by the antiquarian John Owen), elaborate heraldic images, rococo cartouches and decorative borders.

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        SERIOUS REFLECTIONS OF ROBINSON CRUSOE

      Taylor. Very Good with no dust jacket; Frontispiece plate defective...missing part. 1720. First English Edition; First Printing. Hardcover. Finely rebound in antique style calf. Binding tight, hinges secure. Mild spotting here and thereIn excellent condition for a book so rare. Frontispiece present, but with loss. All adverts, preface and publications as called for; 8vo; This may be one of only a few copies of this sequel to Robinson Crusoe which is not in an institution/library. The book uses the character of Robinson Crusoe to expound Defoe's peculiar metaphysics, and interestingly on the nature of solitude. .

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        Eusebii Pamphili Ecclesiastica Historia Graece et Latine

      Cantabrigiae (Cambridge): Typis Academicis, 1720. Hardcover. Very good plus. Folio. (60),798,(24)pp. Folding plate of the Old Temple present in fine condition. The Ecclesiastical History of Eusebius in parallel Greek and Latin columns, followed by the Life of Constantine. Full title is: (In Greek) Eusebiou tou Pamphilou Ekklesiastike Historia, (in Latin) Eusebii Pamphili Ecclesiasticae Historiae Libri Decem. Ejusdem de Vita Imp. Constantini, Libri IV. ... This is the first in a series of three works; the second treats of Socrates Scholasticus and the third of Hermias Sozomen. Each work has a separate title, but this volume has a general title followed by the specific title. The entire issue was edited by William Reading. Bound to style in quarter leather. Spine in six compartments with raised bands, black leather lettering piece, gilt, marbled paper boards, vellum corners. The half tittle and general title have oval stamps form a former owner; sometime closely trimmed by a binder but still with large, ample margins; a very good to near fine copy. In Latin and Greek. ESTC T146435.

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        A survey of the cities of London and Westminster: containing the original, antiquity, increase, modern estate and government of those cities. Written at first in the year MDXCVIII. By John Stow, citizen and native of London. Since reprinted and augmented by A.M. H.D. and other. Now lastly, corrected, improved, and very much enlarged: and the survey and history brought down from the year 1633, (being near fourscore years since it was last printed) to the present time; by John Strype, M.A. a native also of the said city. Illustrated with exact maps of the city and suburbs, and of all the wards; and likewise of the out-parishes of London and Westminster: together with many other fair draughts of the more eminent and publick edifices and monuments. In six books. To which is prefixed, the life of the author, writ by the editor. At the end is added, an appendiz of certain tracts, discourses and remarks, concerning the state of the city of London. Together with a perambulation, or circuit-walk four or five miles rou

      London: printed for A. Churchill, J. Knapton, R. Knaplock, J. Walthoe, E. Horne, B. Tooke, D. Midwinter, B. Cowse, R. Robinson, and T. Ward, 1720. Full Calf. Fine. Best and most desirable edition of Stow's magisterial study—the "starting point of all inquiry into the subject of Elizabethean London." Complete in two folio volumes; each of the six 'books,' introduced by a drop-head title, with its own pagination: [4], xii, xlii, [2], 308, 208, 285, [1]; [2], 120, 459, [1], 93, [3], 143, [1], 26, [2]pp, with 70 plates, plans and maps (31 double-page or folding), including those of London, Westminster and Southwark. Title pages in red and black. Superbly bound in handsome contemporary paneled calf sewn on six raised bands, very skillfully rebacked with the original lettering pieces laid down. A crisp, clean, fresh copy, with only occasional minor soiling, the copper-engraved plates in deep, rich impressions. Provenance: On the verso of the title pages, the engraved armorial bookplate of Jacob Bouverie, 1st Viscount Folkestone (bapt. 14 October 1694 - 17 February 1761), English Politician and first elected president of the Royal Society for the encouragement of Arts, Manufactures & Commerce, whose members included Benjamin Franklin, Karl Marx, Adam Smith, William Hogarth and Charles Dickens. References: Maslen & Lancaster. Bowyer ledgers, 584. Lowndes V, 2526. Gibson's Library, p. 258. ESTC Citation No. T48975. First Issue with "1698" for 1598 on the title page (?)& & John Stow's Survey of London, first published in 1598, brims with amusing descriptions and anecdotes as well as highly detailed accounts of the buildings, social conditions and customs of the time, based on a wide range of classical and medieval historical literature, public and civic records, and Stow's own intimate knowledge of the city where he spent his life. "The reader of A Survey travels with Stow through each of the city's wards and the adjoining city of Westminster, learns about the wall, bridges, gates, and parish churches . . . [Stow] also records the negative aspects of urban growth, in the shape of unsightly sprawl, filth, the destruction of ancient monuments, and above all poverty. His book approaches the thoroughness of an encyclopaedia . . . It is noteworthy that while Camden's Britannia was written in Latin for the educated élite, Stow's Survey was composed in the language of his fellow countrymen." This edition, of 1720, greatly expanded with interpolated amendments by John Strype, is considered the best and most desirable. "Throughout his life at Low Leyton, Strype crossed the River Lea into London each week to meet and converse with his antiquarian friends and to call on his contacts in the book trade. . . . The Survey had been repeatedly revised and enlarged in order to keep up with the changing aspect of the post-fire city, now much expanded and altered in its religion and other ways. . . . Although Strype had arranged most of the work by 1707, and the engravings had been prepared, it was set aside after the publication of Edward Hatton's New View of London in 1708, which seemed to cover much the same ground and was considerably smaller and cheaper. . . . Finally, once the defects of Hatton's book were acknowledged another agreement in November 1716 led to the Survey's publication at the end of 1720. . . . The print run was probably more than 500 copies . . . To quote Merritt, ‘By this stage the Survey has a multiple personality, switching with little warning from nostalgic Elizabethan antiquary [Stow] . . . to diligent post-Restoration recorder of events [Strype] and back again’ (Merritt, 87)." (ODNB)

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        Antiquitatum Sveo-Gothicarum, Cum huius aevi moribus, institutis acritibus indigensis pro re nata comparatarum libri tres.

      Graverat titelblad, (15),(blank),372,(4) s. Sidan 191-217 med hoppande paginering. Samtida pergamentband. Sprucken 10 cm bakre yttre fals. Bit 10 x 10 mm saknas vid ryggens fot. Fuktränder på ryggen. Blankt blad i slutet med nära samtida handskrivet register. Detta blad och eftersättsbladet med fuktfläckar. Namnteckning bortriven nedre yttre hörn på graverade titelbladet. Äldre namnteckningar på titelbladet Pehr Thyselius, Carl Wollrath 1720 och Ekerman på titelbladet. Carl Wollraths namnteckning överklistrad med papper i äldre tid på främre pärms spegel. Försättsbladet med Bo G:son Hogner uppoch nedväna stämplade exlibris samt en Hognernamnteckning 1917. 13,5 x 7 cm.. Collijn sp. 527. Med det ofta saknade graverade titelbladet. Utkom i ny upplaga 1670, samt som separat bihang till första (1654) och tredje (1676) upplagan av Loccenius svenska historia

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        Medicina Statica: Being The Aphorisms Of Sanctorius, Translated into English with large Explanations To which is added Dr. Keil's Medicina Statica Britannica, with comparative Remarks, and Explanations. As also Medico-Physical Essays on Agues, Fevers, An Elastick Fibre, The Gout, The Leprosy, Kings-Evil, Venereal Diseases

      W. and J. Newton et al London: W. and J. Newton et al, 1720. Second edition. leather_bound. Modern quarter brown calf with black leather spine label printed in gilt. and marbled boards. Fine./No Dust Jacket. 344 pages, Index (9) AND Preface (6), 116 pages re MEDICO-PHYSICAL ESSAYS containing a separate title page. 20 x 14 cm. Engraved frontispiece and folding plate. A medical writer apprenticed to an apothecary he practiced medicine in London, eventually earning a medical degree at the University of Edinburgh. A dissenter, friend to Dr. Richard Mead and Dr. John Woodward, his ENGLISH DISPENSATORY, 1721 was widely popular going through many editions. Mild text browning.

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        Anthologia sive de floris natura libri tres plurimis inventis, observationibusque, ac aereis tabulis ornati... patavii, typis seminari, apud joannem manfre', 1720.

      Cm. 22,5, pp. (24) 303 (1) (12) 296 (56). Con 12 tavole nitidamente incise in rame e ripiegate fuori testo. Solida legatura coeva in piena pelle, dorso a nervi. Tagli rossi. Dorso appena un po' liso ed una striscietta di carta applicata al verso del frontespizio che crea una piccola abrasione con perdita di alcune lettere ai dati tipografici. Bell'esemplare, fresco, a carte candide ed in ottimo stato di conservazione.

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        The ILIAD Of HOMER. Translated by Mr. Pope

      Printed by W. Bowyer for Bernard Lintott London:: Printed by W. Bowyer, for Bernard Lintott,. 1715 - 1720.. Folio. 11-1/2" x 7-3/4". All volumes are 1st Folio edition (Griffith 42, 50, 78, 96, 115, 119). 6 volumes.. Period full paneled calf bindings, with spine labels to vols 1, 5 & 6 only. PO gilt stamped name [I Phelipps Y] to front boards.. Label to vol. 6 chipped. Some wear to spines, and joints tender. though bindings overall sound & quite appealing. Minor worming to. margins of vols. 1, 3, 5 & 6. Some gatherings a little browned, as. often found. Short tear to Vol II ffep. Period pos to front eps.. Withal, a Very Good set in clean crisp condition.. Pope, one of the leading literary figures of early 18th C England, enjoyed social success as well, and could count among his friends such great literary figures as Swift, Gay, and Congreve and 'saw much aristocratic society.' Of his character, the D.N.B. comments 'there is, in fact, no more difficult subject for biography, especially in a compressed form.... The truest statement seems to be that he was at bottom, as he represents himself in the epistle to Arbuthnot, a man of really fine nature, affectionate, generous, and independent; unfortunately, the better nature was perverted by the morbid vanity and excessive irritability which led him into his multitudinous subterfuges.' It has been commented that Pope could Ôhardly drink tea without a stratagem.Õ His devotion to literature was unremitting, 'he might have rivalled Chaucer in one century, and Wordsworth in another. As it was, his poetry is the essence of the first half of the eighteenth century.' "Idolatry of classical models was an essential part of the religion of men of letters of the day. Many of them, however, could not read Greek, and the old translations of Chapman, Ogilby, and Hobbes were old-fashioned or feeble in style. Many translations from the classics had been executed by Dryden and his school. But a Homer in modern English was still wanting. Pope's rising fame and his familiarity with the literary and social leaders made him the man for the opportunity. However, the translation must be considered not as a publisher's speculation, but as a kind of national commission given by the elegant society of the time to their representative poet. The first volume, including the first four books of the 'Iliad,' was issued in June 1715. The next three volumes appeared in 1716, 1717, and 1718, the last volume of the 'Iliad,' delayed by ill-health, family troubles, and the preparation of various indexes, appeared in May 1720." . Illustrated with plates & maps.

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        An Act for the further Preventing Robbery, Burglary, and other Felonies, and for the more effectual Transportation of Felons [and twenty-eight other acts relating to transportation and similar matters]. Folio

      An extensive collection of Parliamentary statutory law covering the century and more when transportation was a systematic means of criminal punishment, first to America and then to Australia, beginning in 1717 and lasting until the mid 1800's. Disbound but sound, the first with a separate title, the remainder with drophead titles, occasional browning, but good copies. Printed by John Baskett [imprints vary], London, 1720-1881.

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        "Planglobii Terrestris cum Utroq Hemisphærio Cælesti"

      Contemporary hand-coloured engraving, 52x59cm Nürnberg c. 1720. A brown spot in the area of New Zealand in The Pacific. Otherwise a very good copy

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