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      London: John Baskett, 1721. - xxxii,314pp. Folio. Modern half calf and marbled boards, stamped in gilt. Very good. Laws of the island of Barbados, from the time of its early settlement by the English to 1718. Laws printed herein include those concerning sugar, ginger, and other exports of the island; acts governing elections and the bureaucracy; laws regarding slavery, including "An Act to prevent people called Quakers from bringing Negroes to their meeting"; numerous shipping regulations; and acts regulating servants, among others. Barbados was a major sugar colony, and thus a major hub of shipping and slavery in the 17th and 18th centuries. ESTC N30655.

      [Bookseller: William Reese Company - Americana]
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        A TREATISE OF MUSICK, Speculative, Practical, and Historical

      Edinburgh: Printed for the Author. 1721. y First Edition. Full calf. Very good. vi,(iii)-xxiv,608pp. Illustrated with a copper engraved allegorical frontispiece and 8 engraved folding plates of printed music (6 of which are numbered) at rear. Orig. paneled calf, gilt tooled spine compartments and burgundy calf spine label. Small chip at head of spine, hinges starting but holding nicely. Copper engraved armorial bookplate of George Baillie, dated 1724, on front pastedown. With the ink signature of Lady Grizell Hume (i.e. Grizell Baillie) the noted Scottish song writer and poet.

      [Bookseller: Kenneth Karmiole, Bookseller, Inc.]
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        Storia fiorentina... Nella quale principalmente si contengono l'ultime Rivoluzioni della Repubblica Fiorentina, e lo Stabilimento del Principato nella Casa de' Medici...

      Appresso Pietro Martello, 1721. Cm. 32, pp. (32) 677 (3). Frontespizio in rosso e nero con medaglioni centrali, antiporta figurata, il ritratto dell'autore ed un albero genealogico a doppia pagina. Legatura coeva in piena pergamena rigida con unghie, dorso a piccoli nervi con titoli in oro su tassello. Esemplare genuino e ben conservato. Stimata edizione originale di quest'opera che si distingue per l'eleganza e la nitidezza con la quale fu impressa. Si tratta della prima tiratura, con tutte le caratteristiche dell'esemplare perfetto come indicato da Gamba (998).

      [Bookseller: Studio Bibliografico Benacense]
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      [Boston]: London: Printed in the year 1708. Reprinted, 1721. [4],34 (of 36)pp. Antique-style half calf and marbled boards. Titlepage neatly mended in gutter and on outer margin. Final leaf in expert facsimile. Light soiling and wear. Inscribed by Thomas Wallcut at the top of three leaves. Very good. The first American edition of this scarce and important Mather tract, of great importance for the history of Massachusetts. Much of the text is an excoriation by the Mathers of Gov. Joseph Dudley, with whom they had bitterly disagreed and attempted to have removed from office on grounds of poor administration. To prove this, Cotton Mather herein details charges against Dudley going back to 1677, when he first went to Massachusetts. Dudley served in Massachusetts until 1715 and died there in 1720. The text also includes an accounting of Dudley's disastrous foray against Port Royal, Jamaica during Queen Anne's War in 1707. The first edition was printed in London because the Mathers could not have the tract printed in Boston, where the printers feared Dudley's power as governor. It is probably no coincidence that this second edition was published the year following Dudley's death. Unlike the first edition, this printing does not contain the Indian captivity narratives of Mrs. Hannah Bradley, first in 1697 and again in 1703. This work is sometimes ascribed to Alexander Holmes or John Wise. Thomas Wallcut (1758-1840), whose signature appears on three leaves, was a major early American book collector from Boston. He was a founding member of the Massachusetts Historical Society, and worked for thirty- eight years as a scribe at the State House. "As part of his job as secretary for the Society, Wallcut bought appropriate material for the library from book sales and auctions. In this way, and through exposure to political events at the State House, he developed an interest in colonial history. Many of the events of the time were recorded in tracts and pamphlets, an ephemeral record that Wallcut collected in depth. He was a steady customer in Boston secondhand-book shops and auction rooms. Some of his important religious tracts came from the 1790 Mather Byles sale. Since Byles was the grandson of Increase Mather, many of these items had a distinguished provenance" - Dickinson. Much of Wallcut's collection was dispersed to the American Antiquarian Society, Massachusetts Historical, and Bowdoin College. An extremely scarce work, with ESTC noting copies at American Antiquarian Society, Boston Public, Harvard, and the New England Historic Genealogical Society. Holmes adds a copy at the Massachusetts Historical Society. A rare work with a desirable provenance. EVANS 2214. HOLMES, COTTON MATHER 88-B. ESTC W18640. HOWES H608, "aa." Dickinson, Donald C. DICTIONARY OF AMERICAN BOOK COLLECTORS. Westport, Ct., 1986.

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        La Monarchie des Solipses, traduite de l'original latin de Melchior Inchofer, jésuite. Avec des remarques.

      A Amsterdam 1721 In-12 de LX-(8)-407 pp., maroquin vert, triple filet doré d'encadrement sur les plats, dos orné à nerfs, tranches dorées sur marbrure (reliure de l'époque). Première traduction française donnée par Pierre Restaut. L'édition originale latine parut à Venise en 1645. C'est une utopie dirigée contre les jésuites ; les Solipses, tel est le nom allégorique des jésuites, comme taxés de ne songer qu'à eux. Selon Drujon, ce serait là, la meilleure traduction de ce fameux ouvrage contre les jésuites en raison des renseignements exacts sur l'organisation et les ressources de la célèbre compagnie. Très bel exemplaire portant l'ex-libris héraldique du comte de Nédonchel (Artois) avec la devise Antiquitas et Nobilitas. Lire la longue notice du marquis du Roure (Analectabiblion, II, p. 224) ; Caillet, 10067 ; Versins, 884 b ; Catalogue des livres et manuscrits formant la bibliothèque du Château de Boussu provenant de feu M. le comte Georges de Nedonchel (1903).

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        Storia fiorentina di Messer Benedetto Varchi nella quale principalmente contengono l'ultime Revoluzioni della Repubblica fiorentina e lo stabilimento del Principato della Casa de' Medici con tavole in fine delle cose piu' notabili

      Martello, 1721. In 4, pp. 677 + (2) + (1b) con antiporta incisa in rame, incisione al frontespizio, 1 tav. f.t. incisa con ritratto di Varchi e una tavola genealogica incisa su doppia pagina. Lievi mancanze alla prima carta bianca di sguardia. Solida legatura in p. pg. coeva. Bell'esemplare dell'edizione originale di quest'opera, pubblicata appunto solo nel 1721. Gamba (Serie dei testi di lingua e di altre opere importanti nella italiana..., p. 301) afferma che di questa edizione si trovano 3 esemplari, il primo, piu' raro con 'il duerno LIII... contiene l'eccesso commesso da Pier Luigi Farnese nella persona del vescovo di Fano...; i secondi hanno il detto duerno ristampato senza il suddetto fatto, che occupa l'ultime due facciate. I terzi hanno l'ultima carta ristampata col fatto predetto per rendere intiera l'edizione ma la ristampa vi si conosce facilmente essendo la carta diversa e di carattere un poco piu' grandicello di quello ch'e' in tutto il resto del volume...'. Il nostro esemplare e' la ristampa nella quale sono inoltre corretti alcuni errori come quello alla riga 7 di p. 638. ITA

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        Corpus omnium veterum poetarum Latinorum tam prophanorum quam ecclesiaticorum cum eorum quotquot reperiuntur fragmentis.

      Prostant verò Hagae Comitum Apud Isaacum Vaillant, 1721. in-folio 2 voll Tagli spruzzati, lievi abrasioni ai dorsi, usura delle cuffie superiori, piccolo difetto ad un canaletto, modestissime fioriture e bruniture sparse Frontespizi in rosso e nero con marche tipografiche incise. Bellissimi e ampi frontalini incisi ad inizio di ogni capitolo capilettera e finalini ornati testo su due colonne.

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        Das verändert Russland, in welchen die iessige Verfassung des Geist - und Weltlichen Regiments; Krieges Staat und zu wasser...

      Verlagts Nicolaus Forster, 1721. (WEBER,Christian Friedrich). Das verändert Russland, in welchen die iessige Verfassung des Geist - und Weltlichen Regiments; Krieges Staat und zu wasser... Die Vegebenheiten des Kzarewissen... Nebst verschidenen andern bissher unbekandten. Nachrichten in einem biss 1720. gehenden Journal... (Ap. 169:) Das Leben und die Gewohnheiten der Ostraken, eines Wolcks, das biss unter den Polo Arctico wohnet... Mit etlichen curieusen Unmerckungen vom Konigreiche Siberien... von Johann Bernhard Muller... Frankfurth, Verlagts Nicolaus Forster, 1721. In - 4°, pergamena coeva. (14), 490, (6) pp. con ritratto a piena pagina dello Zar Peter Alexiewitz inciso in rame a piena pagina, una grande carta geografica della Russia, una grande veduta di un tempio con ritratti di due Zar e Patriarchi, una pianta topografica di S. Pietroburgo incise in rame ripiegate fuori testo. Esemplare ben conservato malgrado le usuali lievi bruniture della carta. Due piccoli restauri nel margine bianco all' inizio e alla fine. Rarissima edizione originale del primo volume, solo pubblicato. Esiste una seconda edizione in 3 volumi postumi. Opera sconosciuta al Brunet e al Graesse. Un esemplare è registrato nel Catalogue des Russica de la Bibliothèque de St. Petersbourg, II, p. 515 (n.239).

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         Les Indes Orientales sous le nom dêsqueles est compris l'empire du Grand Mogol, les deux presqu'isles de ça et de là le Gange, les Maldives, et l'isle de Ceylan.

      Paris Danet 1721 621 x 469 mm. Grande carte des Indes Orientales issue de l'Atlas ou recüeil de cartes géographiques, publié par Nicolas de Fer en 1709. A la mort de ce dernier en 1720, et à la suite du partage de son fonds géographique, la carte fut publiée par son gendre Guillaume Danet en 1721. Elle est ornée d'une rose des vents et accompagnée d'une table des longitudes et latitudes des principales villes des régions représentées. Il s'agit là de la seconde carte des Indes Orientales dressée par de Fer, mais la première de grand format. Il en avait publié une version réduite en 1702 dans son Atlas Curieux. Géographe, graveur et éditeur français,Nicolas de Fer a produit près de 600 cartes, très recherchées pour leur qualité décorative. Son activité fut reprise par ses gendres Danet et Bénard. Déchirure restaurée, sinon bonne condition générale. Très rare. Pastoureau, FER II C, 91 ; pas dans Suarez. An extremely rare map of the East Indies by Nicolas de Fer.

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        Lettres persanes

      Counterfeiting published on the date of the first edition. Title to the black sphere. The second volume does not have as feuilet without missing. Chez Pierre Marteau A Cologne 1721 In-12 (9x16,2cm) 172pp. ; 187pp. relié

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        Les Vies des Hommes illustres de Plutarque. Reveues sur les mss. et traduites en françois, avec des remarques historiques et critiques, & le Supplément des Comparaisons qui ont esté perdües. On y a joint les testes que l'on a pu trouver, et une table générale des matières. [8 volumes, suivis de] Les Vies des Hommes Illustres omises par Plutarque...

      Paris, Clousier, Gosselin, Coustelier, Paulus-du-Mesnil, 1721-1734. 9 volumes in-4. Veau blond raciné, dos à nerfs, caissons double filet doré ornés de rinceaux, fleurons et petits fers dorés, pièces de titre rouges, tranches rouges. (Reliures de l'époque). Cette traduction de Plutarque par le philologue André Dacier est plus exacte que celles d'Amyot ou de Tallemant, mais le style en est plus austère. Le traducteur avait publié dès 1699 la matière de son premier volume, soit cinq "Vies", cela afin d'interroger le public sur la suite à donner à sa longue et difficile entreprise. Madame Dacier aurait traduit deux biographies. 40 portraits en médaillon, 18 autres sont laissés en blanc faute de source. Le neuvième volume, publié treize années plus tard, contient les vies traduites de Thomas Rowe par l'abbé Bellanger, à savoir Enée ; Tullus Hostilius ; Aristomenes ; Tarquin l'Ancien ; L. Junius Brutus ; Gelon ; Cyrys ; Jason. Cette traduction de Dacier fut plusieurs fois réimprimée jusqu'au début du XIX°s., dans des formats divers. (Brunet IV, 739 - Quérard 7, p. 225 - Graësse V p. 368). - Mouillure claire dans la partie supérieure de 3 volumes ; une pièce de titre manque ; 8 mors fendus, 2 coiffes endommagées, le reste des dos, plats et coins est en bon état.

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         Nouveaux mappemonde ou globe terrestre avec des tables et des remarques pour conduire à la connoissance de la géographie et de l'histoire.

      Amsterdam 1721 470 x 660 mm. Très belle mappemonde à deux hémisphères, issue de l'Atlas historique. A la différence de la "Mappemonde ou description générale du globe terrestre" publiée vers 1705, ici la Californie n'est plus représentée comme une île, et l'Australie n'est plus rattachée au continent antarctique. Les routes des navigateurs sont indiquées par des pointillés : Magellan en 1520, Maire et Schouten en 1616, Tasman en 1642 ou encore Dampier en 1686. En haut et en bas de la carte figure une table des lieux. Très bel exemplaire.

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        La Religion des Mahométans, exposée par leurs propres docteurs, avec des éclaircissements sur les opinions qu'on leur a faussement attribuées. Tiré du latin de M. Reland [par David Durand] et augmenté d'une confession de foi mahométane, qui n'avait point encore paru. [Exemplaire du comte de la Bédoyère puis de Jacques Charles Brunet puis de Edouard Rahir]

      La Haye Isaac Vaillant 1721 in-12 reliure signée La Haye, Isaac Vaillant, 1721. 17 x 9,7 cm (R), in-12, CCVII (I) - 317 pp. - frontispice gravé par Jan Goeree - 4 planches gravées hors texte dont 3 repliées - tableau généalogique replié hors texte, reliure de plein maroquin vert, dos lisse orné, triple filets en encadrement sur les plats avec petits fleurons d'angles, roulette sur les coupes, dentelle intérieure, tranches dorées (reliure signée Derome le Jeune). Première traduction française, faite sur la deuxième édition latine (1717) et augmentée d'une Confession de foi mahométane et ornée de figures. Exemplaire parfaitement établi par Nicolas-Denis Derome le Jeune (avec son étiquette à l'adresse de la Rue Saint-Jacques, au-dessus de Saint-Benoît) et de provenances successives prestigieuses. Cet exemplaire figure en effet tout d'abord au n° 84 de la vente de 1837 du comte de La Bédoyère. Henri Huchet, comte de La Bédoyère (1782-1861), frère aîné du général de La Bédoyère (exécuté en 1815), célèbre bibliophile, traducteur du Werther de Goethe et du Tom Jones de Fielding, mit aux enchères sa bibliothèque de livres rares et précieux en 1837 et, devant la modestie des prix atteints, racheta bon nombre de ses livres, qui furent vendus à nouveau, après sa mort, en 1862. Notre exemplaire fut acheté à cette vente (20 francs) par le libraire et célèbre bibliographe Jacques Charles Brunet (1780-1867), qui le garda pour sa collection personnelle. Dans la dernière édition de son Manuel du libraire, Brunet cote l'ouvrage "de 4 à 6 francs", preuve - s'il en était besoin - qu'un exemplaire bien relié par Derome vaut beaucoup plus. L'exemplaire figure ensuite à la vente après décès de Brunet du 20 avril 1868, au numéro 73. Nous ne savons pas qui acheta ce livre à cette vente, mais il fut ensuite acquis par Edouard Rahir (1862-1924), libraire tout aussi important et bibliographe averti, qui conserva le livre pour sa collection personnelle puisqu'il y apposa son bel ex-libris doré sur toile. Acquis ensuite par le libraire et éditeur Louis Conard, il fut vendu une dernière fois par celui-ci (900 francs) le 20 mai 1940 à un collectionneur, alors que les troupes allemandes venaient d'atteindre l'estuaire de la Somme (fiche manuscrite de la librairie Conard et facture conservées). A l'époque, Conard n'avait pas su déterminer que cet exemplaire Rahir était également l'exemplaire La Bédoyère et l'exemplaire Brunet. Hadrian Reland [ou Adriaan/Adrien Reland ou Reelant/Reeland ou, en latin, Hadrianus Relandus] (1676-1718), professeur d'antiquités hébraïques et de langues orientales, fils d'un pasteur protestant, fut l'un des pionniers de l'orientalisme, émettant le premier l'hypothèse d'une famille de langues malayo-polynésiennes (ou austronésiennes) et donnant, le premier, une description objective de l'Islam, avec l'ouvrage que voici. Bel exemplaire, relié par l'un des trois plus grands relieurs du XVIIIe siècle et de la plus belle provenance dont on puisse rêver (dos légèrement insolé, petites colorations aux plats, sans aucune gravité). (BRUNET, IV, 1203) Très bon ////// ATTENTION : La librairie sera fermée jusqu'au 22 septembre 2016. Jusqu'à cette date nous ne pourrons que prendre note de vos réservations d'ouvrages par e-mail. //////

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        Pensées diverses, écrites à un Docteur de Sorbonne, à l'occasion de la Comète qui parut au mois de Décembre 1680. Nouvelle édition corrigée. [Tome troisième-quatrième] Continuation des Pensées diverses, ecrites à un docteur de Sorbonne, à l'occasion de la comete qui parut au mois de decembre 1680. Ou Réponse à plusieurs difficultez que Mr *** a proposées à l'auteur. Nouvelle édition corrigée.

      A Rotterdam chez les Héritiers de Reinier Léers 1721 4 vol. in-12 de (30) pp. 1 432-(12) pp. ; (4)-438 pp. 1 (12) pp. ; (32)-564-(18) pp. ; (16)-671-(23) pp., veau brun, dos orné à nerfs, pièce de titre et de tomaison en maroquin rouge, tranches jaspées (reliure de l'époque). Edition définitive, la cinquième, qui comprend les Pensées diverses, les Additions et la Continuation des Pensées diverses. « C'est à l'occasion d'une comète qui apparut en 1680 que Bayle écrivit cet ouvrage où il développa certaines de ses idées philosophiques. Il le composa dans un style de catholique zélé car il espérait le faire paraître à Paris avec une permission ou un privilège, mais apprenant que M. de la Reynie, lieutenant général de police, ne l'autoriserait pas, il renonça à ce projet et son texte fut, peu après, publié par Reinier Leers lorsque Bayle se fixa à Rotterdam. » (Sauvy) L'édition originale parut en 1682 sous le titre Lettre sur la Comète (Cologne, Pierre Marteau) reprise l'année suivante à Rotterdam sous le titre de Pensées diverses ; les Additions parurent pour la première fois en 1694 et la Continuation en 1704. Tout en s'élevant avec force contre les préjugés qui attribuent aux comètes une puissance mystérieuse sur les événements de la Terre, Pierre Bayle (1647-1706) passe en revue tous les excès produits dans tous les temps par les superstitions, et il en conclut que l'athéisme est peut-être moins funeste dans ses effets que l'idôlatrie. Les ennemis de Bayle crièrent partout qu'il s'était fait le champion avoué des athées ; l'entrée du livre en France fut donc interdite, ce qui ne l'empècha pas pourtant d'y pénétrer et ne servit peut-être qu'à lui assurer un plus grand nombre de lecteurs. Bel exemplaire. Ex-libris manuscrit à l'encre du temps « GFerdinand a Schonberg » répété sur chaque tome. Sauvy, Livres saisis à Paris entre 1678 et 1701, 1021 (pour les trois premières éditions de 1682, 1683 et 1699).

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        Les Vies des Hommes illustres de Plutarque. 8 volumes.

      Revues sur les MSS et traduites en françois avec des Remarques historiques et critiques, & le Supplément des Comparaisons qui ont esté perduës, on y a joint les Testes que l'on a pu trouver, et une Table générale des Matières. Par M. Dacier, de l'Académie Royale des Inscriptions & Belles Lettres, Secrétaire perpétuel de l'Académie Françoise, & Garde des Livres du Cabinet de Roy. A Paris, chez Michel Clousier, Nicolas Gosselin et Antoine Urbain Coustelier - 1721. Enrichi de portraits gravés, en médaillon, pour quelques biographies.Reliure plein-veau brun de l'époque. Dos à 5 nerfs ornés et dorés avec pièces de titres maroquin rouge. Tranches jaspées rouges. Quelques mouillures angulaires et petites galeries de ver au T1. Page de titre du T8 détachée et froissée. Pièces de titre manquantes au T1, T2 et T6, celle du T3 partiellement manquante. Quelques frottements sur les plats. Pas de rousseur. Bon état, intérieur sain. Format in-4°(29x24). La vie des hommes illustres se compose de 50 biographies, dont 46 sont mises en parallèle (opposant ainsi un Grec à un Romain illustre. A noter que les vies d'Épaminondas et de Scipion ne nous sont pas parvenues (Il ne nous reste donc que 48 biographies au total.) complet et contrôlé. I & II : Vie de Thésée - Vie de Romulus III & IV : Vie de Lycurgue - Vie de Numa V & VI : Vie de Solon -Vie de Publicola VII & VIII : Vie de Thémistocle - Vie de Camille IX & X : Vie de Périclès - Vie de Fabius Maximus XI & XII : Vie d'Alcibiade - Vie de Coriolan XIII & XIV : Vie de Timoléon - Vie de Paul Émile XV & XVI : Vie de Pélopidas - Vie de Marcellus XVII & XVIII : Vie d'Aristide - Vie de Caton l'ancien XIX & XX : Vie de Philopmen - Vie de Flamininus XXI & XXII : Vie de Pyrrhus - Vie de Marius XXIII & XXIV : Vie de Lysandre - Vie de Sylla XXV & XXVI : Vie de Cimon - Vie de Lucullus XXVII & XXVIII : Vie de Nicias - Vie de Crassus XXIX & XXX : Vie d'Eumène - Vie de Sertorius XXXI & XXXII : Vie d'Agésilas - Vie de Pompée XXXIII & XXXIV : Vie d'Alexandre - Vie de Jules César XXXV & XXXVI : Vie de Phocion - Vie de Caton d'Utique XXXVII & XXXVIII : Vie d'Agis & Cléomène - Vie des Gracques XXXIX & XL : Vie de Démosthène - Vie de Cicéron XLI & XLII : Vie de Démétrius - Vie d'Antoine XLIII & XLIV : Vie de Dion - Vie de Brutus XLV & XLVI : Vie d'Épaminondas - Vie de Scipion (biographies disparues) XLVII : Vie d'Artaxerxés XLVIII : Vie d'Aratus XLIX : Vie de Galba L : Vie d'Othon

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      London, J. Wilcox, 1721. By which is perform'd most propositions in Astronomy; as, the altitude, azimuth, right ascension and declination of the sun, &c. also his rising and setting and amplitude, together with the hour of the day or night, and other conclusions exemplified at large. To which is added THE USE OF NEPIAR'S BONES In multiplication, division and extraction of roots; also the nocturnal, the ring - dyal, and Gunter's line... Collected and digested into this portable volume for the use of young practitioners. SECOND EDITION, 1721 (actually a reissue of the first edition of 1685 with a cancel title page). Title page to second part dated 1685. 12mo, approximately 130 x 75 mm, 5¼ x 3 inches, 1 engraved folding table, 1 engraved folding diagram, pages: (2), 70; (8), 86, (2) - advert and errata, A1 blank missing in second part, bound in full sheep, blind rules to covers, no label or lettering to spine. Small chip to head of spine, 1 scuff mark to lower cover, corners slightly worn, lacking free endpapers, pencil calculations on pastedowns, those on front pastedown partially erased, 1 page darkened in fore - edge margin, small ink correction to text on 1 page, 2 very small closed edge tears neatly repaired, no loss of text, the folding table and the folding diagram have been misplaced in the wrong parts, the diagram should be in the first part and the table in the second. Binding tight and firm. A very good copy of a scarce book, not in Macclesfield Science Section, not in Honeyman, Scientific Books and Manuscripts; 1771 edition listed in Bibliotheca Chemico - Mathematica, Volume II, 10809. William Leybourn (1626 - 1719) mathematician, was in his time a distinguished land and quantity surveyor (although he began his working life as a printer). Such was his prestige, he was frequently employed to survey the estates of gentlemen, and he also helped to survey the remnants of London after the great fire of 1666. A prolific and eclectic author, his work The Compleat Surveyor, which was first published in 1653 is regarded as a classic of its kind and (in collaboration with one Vincent Wing) the 1649 volume Urania Practica, was the first book in English devoted to astronomy. MORE IMAGES ATTACHED TO THIS LISTING, ALL ZOOMABLE, FURTHER IMAGES ON REQUEST. POSTAGE AT COST.

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        Viaggio Nell’Arabia Felice . Con . Una memoria spettante l’albero, e frutto del Caffè . e progresso del Caffè si nell’Asia, come nell’Europa.

      Venice, Sebastian Coleti 1721 - [La ROQUE, Jean de] Viaggio Nell’Arabia Felice . negli anni 1708. 1709. e 1710. Con la relazione . d’un Viaggio . degli anni 1711. 1712. & 1713. Finalmente Una memoria spettante l’albero, e frutto del Caffè . e progresso del Caffè si nell’Asia, come nell’Europa. Venice, Sebastian Coleti, 12mo.[8]+297+[7]p. With engraved folding map of the Yemen and surrounding countries and 3 folding plates showing the coffee plant engraved by A. Luciano. Original decorative publisher’s wrappers, untrimmed. The first edition in Italian of the findings of two French exploratory voyages to Arabia (1708-1713), published by Jean de la Roque. The second voyage was made exclusively to the Yemen. This influential account, based on letters by Captain de la Merville who led the first expedition, and on reports by other participants, was intended to promote direct trade with the Yemen. La Roque was particularly interested in investigating the possibility of purchasing coffee which the French at that time obtained mostly from the Levant. It was for this reason that he added an extensive monograph on coffee as the second part of his narrative of the voyages with detailed illustrations of the plant, its blossom, fruit and bean, carefully drawn after nature.This treatise is remarkable for providing the first descriptions of the coffee plantations and the coffee trade of Arabia based on reports by three French physicians who took part in the second voyage; De la Grelaudière, who travelled over land from Mocha to cure the Imam of Yemen, and the two ship surgeons de Noiers and Barbier. As the author also gives an comprehensive account of the history of the coffee drink and its introduction into France, his work can be regarded as the first scholarly treatise on the origins of coffee both in the Near East and in Europe. The interest taken in the voyages and their commercial implications following the first publication of this work in 1715 led to its translation into the major languages. The finely executed engraved plates facing p202 illustrate coffee leaves; the plate facing p207 shows the branch, blossom and fruit of the coffee tree. With a table of contents and index at the end. An exceptionally fine, fresh copy in its original state. Hattox, 'Coffee and Coffeehouses. The Origins of a Social Beverage in the Medieval Near East'(1985), p84 and plates 1 & 2; Hünersdorff, 'Coffee: A Bibliography', p1287-88; Kress S.3010; Mueller, p181; Schnyder-v.Waldkirch, pp236 & 242. [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

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        Ortografia moderna italiana con qualche altra cosa di lingua. Per uso del Seminario di Padova

      in Seminario, appresso Gio. Manfrè, 1721. 180x240mm Chiaro alone che interessa l \ 'angolo inferiore del testo

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        Kurtze Historische Nachricht, von dem ebmahls berühmten Praemonstratenser- Oder Lieben-Frauen-Marien-Closter in der Alten Stadt Magdeburg/ Aus einigen Schrifften zusammengetragen und mit unterschiedenen Diplomaticus und beygefügten Noten erleutert.

      (1721)., (Magdeburg) 1721 - Kl.- 4to. Mod. HLdr.-Einbd. 136 S. Besitzerstempel auf Innendeckel u. Titelblatt; teils etwas gebräunt; in guter Erhaltung. Der Theologe und Geschichtsforscher Leuckfeld verfaßte eine Vielzahl von Ortsbeschreibungen mit ausführlichem urkundlichen Material. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Beschreibung von allerley Insecten in Teutschland Nebst Nützlichen Anmerkungen und nötigen Abbildungen von diesem Kriechenden und Fliegenden Inländischen Gewürme

      Verlegts Christ. Gottl. Nicolai 1721 -1738., Berlin - 4to. Contemporaty mottled calf with gilt ornamented spine and red morocco gilt label. All edges of text block red. Three parts in 1 vol. with 40 engraved folding plates and 13 engraved vignettes. First part in second edition, the others in first edition. Text foxed and with offsetting. The 40 engraved plates also foxed. Each of the 13 sections have an engraved vignette. Provenance: Bookplates of TG van Lidth de Jeude, Silluf and Bengt-Olof Landin and one more. Frisch was a German engraver and naturalist who had published extensively on insects and birds. The present work is a major 18th century description of indigenous insects in Germany. The plates were engraved by Frisch. (Hagen p. 254). [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Prospect der Insul Borromaea in Lago Maggiore... (il titolo si ripete sulla sinistra in francese)

      1721. mm 283x418

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        Traité des maladies des femmes grosses, et de celles qui sont accouchées.

      Par la Compagnie des Libraires, 1721 - 28. Due volumi di cm. 25, pp. (12) 555 (25); (8) 572 (12) 86. Con molte figure nitidamente incise nel testo, anche a piena pagina. Legatura coeva in piena pelle, dorsi a nervi con ricchi fregi e titoli in oro. Con autonomo frontespizio le ultime 98 pagine del secondo volume presentano il testo: Derniéres Observations sur les maladies des femmes grosses et accouchées. Esemplare genuino e ben conservato, con poche tracce d'uso. Si tratta dell'edizione più completa della celebre opera di ostetricia di Mauriceau che raccoglie i suoi due lavori principali.

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        Opera omnia medico-practica, et anatomica...

      apud Bonifacium Viezzeri, 1721. 8vo (cm. 23), 22 cc.nn., 560 pp. con alcune n.t. anche a piena pagina. Legatura coeva in piena pelle con nervi, fregi e titolo in oro al ds. (leggermente allentata). Scritte di antica mano sulla carta di guardia libera anteriore, ex libris ms. al frontis. e antiche annotazioni sull’ultima carta bianca. Buon esemplare. Seconda edizione veneziana, la prima è del 1716. Non in Blake.

      [Bookseller: Libreria Antiquaria Ex Libris s.r.l.]
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        La Monarchie des Solipses, traduite de l'original latin de Melchior Inchofer, jésuite. Avec des remarques.

      A Amsterdam 1721 - In-12 de LX-(8)-407 pp., maroquin vert, triple filet doré d'encadrement sur les plats, dos orné à nerfs, tranches dorées sur marbrure (reliure de l'époque). Première traduction française donnée par Pierre Restaut. L'édition originale latine parut à Venise en 1645. C'est une utopie dirigée contre les jésuites ; les Solipses, tel est le nom allégorique des jésuites, comme taxés de ne songer qu'à eux. Selon Drujon, ce serait là, la meilleure traduction de ce fameux ouvrage contre les jésuites en raison des renseignements exacts sur l'organisation et les ressources de la célèbre compagnie. Très bel exemplaire portant l'ex-libris héraldique du comte de Nédonchel (Artois) avec la devise Antiquitas et Nobilitas. Lire la longue notice du marquis du Roure (Analectabiblion, II, p. 224) ; Caillet, 10067 ; Versins, 884 b ; Catalogue des livres et manuscrits formant la bibliothèque du Château de Boussu provenant de feu M. le comte Georges de Nedonchel (1903). [Attributes: First Edition]

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        De veteri Bononeno Argenti Bononiae. Dissertatio historico legalis Alexandri Macchiavelli. Bononiae Studiorum, Bapt. Blanchus, MDCCXXI (Bologna 1721)

      1721. in - 4, pp. (12), 120, legatura coeva p. pelle, bordura oro ai piatti con fregi angolari vegetali, il tutto impresso in oro, belle sguardie con ramages in oro, tagli dor. Titolo in rosso e nero, iniziale istoriata. Con numerose monete in silogr. n.t. e 3 doppie tavole ripieg. f.t. raffiguranti ''sigle numeriche singolari'' (Cicognara). Edizione originale di questo trattato di numismatica comparata, importante per la storia monetaria del Medioevo e soprattutto del ''bolognino d'argento''. Bell' esemplare (al titolo piccolo timbro del cardinale Albani e altra nota antica ms. di proprietà).

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        A TREATISE OF PAINTING. Translated from the Original Italian and adorn'd with a great number of cuts. To which is prefix'd the Author's Life.

      London, J. Senex; and W. Taylor, 1721.. FIRST ENGLISH EDITION 1721. 8vo, approximately 205 x 130 mm, 8 x 5 inches, title page printed red and black, engraved frontispiece portrait of the artist, 35 engraved plates of which 4 folding, a few head- and tailpieces, pages: [16], [1]-189 plus [16] index and 3 pages of adverts, rebound in full modern panelled calf, maroon and black gilt lettered labels to spine, extra gilt decoration between raised bands to spine, gilt and blind decoration to edges of covers, new marbled endpapers. 52 pages have small pale brown stain to edge of lower margins, nowhere near text, neat small old ink name and a few dates in pale old ink to margins, not affecting text, a few margins a little dusty, occasional pale fox spot, 1 plate has small patch of foxing to top margin, not affecting image, small hole affecting the number on pages 79-80, not affecting text, tiny repair to lower edge of 1 page of text, nowhere near text, neat old ink name to top of title page, not affecting text, last page of adverts has scattered pale marks, light turning creases to top margins of many pages, a few other minor marks, otherwise a very good copy. This work by Leonardo (1452-1519) was first published in Paris by Raphael du Fresne in 1651 in folio in the Italian text and almost immediately translated into French by Fréart de Chambray. It is one of the most important texts on painting to be written during the Renaissance. The translator of this first English edition is attributed to John Senex. See ESTC, T174885. MORE IMAGES ATTACHED TO THIS LISTING, ALL ZOOMABLE. FURTHER IMAGES ON REQUEST. POSTAGE AT COST.

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        Opera omnia medico-practica, et anatomica.

      apud Bonifacium Viezzeri, Venetiis 1721 - Legatura coeva in piena pelle con nervi, fregi e titolo in oro al ds. (leggermente allentata). Scritte di antica mano sulla carta di guardia libera anteriore, ex libris ms. al frontis. e antiche annotazioni sull ultima carta bianca. Buon esemplare. Seconda edizione veneziana, la prima è del 1716. Non in Blake. 8vo (cm. 23), 22 cc.nn., 560 pp. con alcune n.t. anche a piena pagina. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        A new map of the world.

      1721. Incisione in rame di mm 420x540, colorata a mano ai confini dei continenti. Tratta da "A new General Atlas of the world". John Senex (fl.1690 - 1740) fu un incisore, editore e geografo della regina Anna d'Inghilterra. In collaborazione con James Maxwell e Charles Price, produsse alcune mappe, ammirevoli in quanto a precisione, del mondo e dei continenti. In accordo con le conoscenze geografiche del tempo, la mappa rappresenta la California come un isola e l'Australia incompleta ed unita alla Nuova Guinea. Tali imprecisioni aumentano ancor di più il valore storico e la particolarità estetica di questo mappamondo. Bell'esemplare con lievi arrossamenti.

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        Corpus omnium veterum poetarum latinorum tam prophanorum quam ecclesiasticorum cum eorum, quotquot reperiuntur, fragmentis

      Isaacum Vaillant, 1721. - Isaacum Vaillant, Londini [Londres] 1721, 2 tomes en un Vol. In folio (23x36cm), (4) 803pp. et (2) 805-1752pp. (14) 7pp., Deux volumes reliés. - Ristampato con nuove pagine per una determinata edizione nel 1714: Opera e frag Veterum poetarum Latinorum. L'edizione comprende tre fasce. Vitello pieno periodo biondo. Torna a sei bande decorati con arabeschi e gioielli con uccelli dorati, parti del titolo e numero del volume di marocchino rosso. Tagli delineati con pizzo dorato. Tutti i bordi rossi. Caps testa sfilacciato, un centro che serve leggermente staccato, piccola mancanza nel tappo di coda del primo volume e le mascelle leggermente incrinato. Compilazione di brani tratti dai poeti latini secolari e sacre. Questa edizione era una volta molto ricercato. - [FRENCH VERSION FOLLOWS] Réimpression avec de nouvelles pages de titre d'une édition donnée en 1714 : Opera et fragmenta veterum poetarum latinorum.L'édition comporte trois bandeaux.Plein veau blond d'époque. Dos à six nerfs ornés d'arabesques et de fleurons aux oiseaux dorés, pièces de titre et de tomaison de maroquin rouge. Coupes soulignées d'une dentelle dorée. Toutes tranches rouges.Coiffes de tête élimées, un tranchefil légèrement désolidarisé, petit manque en coiffe de queue du premier volumes et mors très légèrement fendus.Compilation d'extraits des poètes latins profanes et sacrés. Cette édition fut autrefois très recherchée.

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        Mohammedia filii Abdallae pseudo-prophetae Fides Islamitica, i.e. Al-Coranus. Ex idiomate Arabico, quo primum a Mohammede conscriptus est, latine versus per Ludovicum Marraccium [.]. Cura et opera M. Christiani Reineccii.

      Leipzig, Lanckisch, 1721. - 8vo. (12), 114, (2), 558, (34) pp. Title page printed in red and black. Contemporary full vellum with ms. title to spine. First printing thus. - The edition of Christian Reineccius (1668-1752) contains the Latin text of Luigi Marracci (1612-1700), to which are added a history of the Quran and an account of the Muslim faith. Marracci's text, published in 1698, constituted the first accurate Latin translation, the first scholarly printed Quran (including a much more accurate Arabic text than any previously printed). "It was a considerable progress that the Quran, much maligned by so scholars many in the West possessing no familiarity at all with its content, now was made generally available" (cf. Fück). - Some browning throughout, as common; old ownership "Steph. Manno" stamped to title page. Altogether very well-preserved in an immaculate contemporary full vellum binding. Schnurrer p. 413f. Fück 95, n. 251. BM Arabic I, 896. Enay 164. Zenker I, 1396. Woolworth p. 286. [Attributes: First Edition]

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        Eeuwigduurende LIEFDES Almanak Zinnebeeldig, volgens den algemeenen almanaks-trant, de wisselvalligheden der minnaeren, die in alle Liefde-Jaeren voorvallen, aenwyzende door Philomusus Philokalus. Te Cyprus By Philander Mirtillo, In den Mirteboom, MDCCXXI

      CYPRUS: Philander Mirtillo, 1721. Conditie: 7 . Binding: Modern Binding Duodecimo 12mo Hoogte: 18,6 CM Breedte: 12 CM Dikte: 1,5 CM

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        A Treatise of Painting.

      London: Senex, 1721. hardcover. very good(+). Translated from the original Italian, And Adorn'd with a Great Number of Cuts. Engraved frontispiece portrait and 35 finely engraved plates (four folding), handsome woodcut initials, head and tail pieces. Pagination: [16], 189, [19] index and ads, small 8vo, rubricated title and edges, oringinal calf, recased, bookplate. London: J. Senex and W. Taylor, 1721. Very clean and attractive. First edition in English of Leonardo's treatise on "the force pf light and shadow, the management of the pencil, and the mixture of colors, with the knowledge of perspective." The book is comprised of selected writings on painting from Da Vinci's notebooks and other manuscript sources.

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        CONSILIUM MEDICUM Uber die leydige Pest/ Welche zu Bärn in der Schweitz und dero Landschafft Anno 1628, und 1629 grassiert hat. - (angebunden): Summarischer Bericht und Einfaltiger Denck-Zettul, Wie sich der gemeine Mann / bey einreissenden Sterbens-Läuffen zu verhalten. Im Jahre 1667.

      Gedruckt bey Samuel Küpffer,, Bern, 1721 - Bern, Gedruckt bey Samuel Küpffer, 1721. Klein-4°. 25 S., 1 S.Tabelle, 1 w.Bl.; 10 S., 1 w. Bl. Ohne Einband. HBLS 4, 522, C.I.3. - Seltene Berner Pestschrift, verfasst vom damaligen Berner Stadtarzt, jedoch nie gedruckt. Da die Pest um 1720 in Südfrankreich wieder auftrat sah sich die Berner Obrigkeit genötigt, die besorgten Bürger über das Verhalten zu informieren. Dem zehnte Pestzug in Bern 1628 und 1629 fielen über 2700 Bewohner zum Opfer, praktisch die Hälfte der Bevölkerung. Es war die schlimmste Epidemie in der Geschichte der Stadt. - Papier stark gebräunt. Rand mit Einrissen. Eselsohrig. - Sehr selten. Sprache: Deutsch [Attributes: First Edition]

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        Systema Pestis Physicum, elaboratum a r.p. Joanne Saguens, ordinis Minimorum, e his diebus iterum provinciali Tolosano. Accessit Appendix ad elucidationem Systematis. Coloniae Agrippinae, typis Balthazaris ab Egmond, 1721

      Egmondt, Balthasar, 1721. in - 8, pp. (20), 295, (13), leg. coeva in p. pergamena, titolo e filetti in oro su dorso a nervi, vignetta xilogr. al frontespizio e testatine. Edizione originale di questo raro trattato sulla peste che fu prima ed unica opera dell'autore, frate di Tolosa dell'Ordine dei Francescani. Saguens fu il primo con Kircher a sostenere che la peste fosse causata dai microbi. Buon esemplare

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        De' corpi marini che su' monti si trovano della loro origine e dello stato del mondo avanti 'l diluvio, nel diluvio e dopo il diluvio. Lettere critiche di Antonio Vallisnieri pubblico primario professore di medicina teorica nell'universita' di Padova con le annotazioni alle quali s'aggiungono tre altre lettere critiche contra le opere del Sig. Andry francese e suoi giornali a sua eccellenza la Signora contessa D. Clelia Grillo Borromea

      Per Domenico Lovisa, 1721. In 4o, pp. (8) + 254 + (10) con 4 tavv. f. t. P. pl. coeva con fr. al d. Tarletti al d. e ai piatti che non compromettono la legatura e qualche segno d'uso. Tagli spruzzati. Fresco esemplare con ampi margini. Edizione originale nella prima tiratura (come indicato in Sabia, 162). La prima parte tratta di un lavoro di S. Rotari del 1716 sui vari crostacei e le produzioni marine che in particolare si trovano a Bolca presso Verona. Segue una risposta di Vallisnieri allo stesso Rotari sul medesimo argomento. Compare poi una seconda lettera di Vallisnieri all'abate Girolamo Lioni intorno alle produzioni marine che si trovano sui monti, e agli effetti del diluvio. La terza relazione tratta dello scoglio appena comparso nei pressi dell'isola greca di Santorini (fatto avvenuto il 23 marzo 1707). Vallisnieri, nel registrare questi ritrovamenti, conclude che i pesci e i crostacei che 'ritrovansi sui monti sono l'effetto di inondazioni del mare'. Il passaggio successivo di inquadrare queste conchiglie fossili come appartenenti a specie estinte verra' compiuto piu' tardi. Sabia, 162.   ITA

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        Seasonable considerations on the indecent and dangerous custom of burying in churches and church-yards. With remarkable observations historical and philosophical proving, that the custom is not only contrary to the practice of the antients, but fatal, in case of infection.

      London : printed by S. P. for A. Bettesworth; and sold by Jacob Silver, in Sandwich, 1721 - (S. P. in imprint = Sarah Popping?) 56,49-64p. ; 8vo. Uncut. Rebound in quarter calf marbled boards. Goldsmiths' 6069. Thomas Lewis (1689-1749?). A very early essay on the public health evils and unhealthiness of intramural burial. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        An Intire System of Arithmetic .

      Printed by Henry Woodfall: and sold by Mr. Mount and Comp. and others 1721 - FIRST EDITION, with an engraved portrait frontispiece and 3 folding engraved plates, 1 numeral and 1 letter trimmed off fore-edge of Aa4v (the leaf being slightly askew), the plates entire but a little crumpled, pp. xxiv, 280, [64, Tables], 269-379, 16, 4to, contemporary panelled calf, very minor wear, handsome contemporary ownership inscription on front free endpaper (which is partly adhering to the paste-down) of Danl Campbell, March 25th 1721, £0.12.0, stamp on verso of of Ben Damph Forest Library (see below). According to Taylor, Hatton kept a mathematical school in Stourbridge, Worcs. He produced a new edition of Recorde's Gound of Artes, and wrote a number of books on commerce, as well arithemtic. He seems to have been well known in scientific circles, to judge by the Subscribers, and the Dedication of the book to John Keill, Professor of Astronomy at Oxford, acknowledging favours. It is an interesting, 4-page, List of Subscibers. Gentlemen preponderate, aristocrats are almost absent, and the scientists are a distinguished number - Newton (see Harrison 744), Halley, Wren, Keill, Desaguliers. There are assorted lawyers, booksellers, and merchants, and tradespeople - soapmaker, watchmaker, painter, writing-master, instrument maker, &. One name that does not appear is Daniel Campbell, quite likely the wealthy Glasgow merchant of that name (1671/2–1753). Ben Damph is the Torridon estate, formerly in the Lovelace family, although acquired after the death of Ada. The work appears in two variant imprints, with the booksellers ordered differently. (ESTC T6444)

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        A New General Atlas, containing a Geographical and Historical Account of all the Empires, Kingdoms and other Dominions of the World

      London: Daniel Browne, Thomas Taylor, John Darby, John Senex and others, 1721. - Folio (21 x 13 inches). Letterpress title-page printed in red and black with engraved vignette, list of subscribers. 13 engraved plates showing the arms of the subscribers, 34 double-page or folding engraved maps and plates, the maps with contemporary colour in outline, plans of London, Amsterdam and Rome uncoloured (Maps of Germany, France, and Spain with early repairs to verso and with top edges partially renewed). 19th-century half crimson morocco, marbled boards, gilt (rebacked preserving the original spine). Provenance: with the engraved armorial bookplate of Richard Griffin [formerly Richard Aldworth Neville], second Baron Braybrooke (1750-1825), dated 1798 the date he succeeded to the Braybrooke title, on the front paste-down. "THE MOST ELEGANT ENGLISH ATLAS OF ALL TIME" (Worms) First edition. Of the maps in the "New General Atlas", ten are apparently new plates (Europe; Moscovy; Amsterdam; France; Sicily; England; Ireland; India; Africa; Louisiana); two originated with Morden (English Empire in America; Golden Islands & Darien, the latter engraved by Moll), the first map of France also possibly, eight from Browne's stock (Denmark; Scandinavia; Spain; Rome; Bernard Randolph's Greece; Virginia; West Indies and Scotland, this latter commenced by Morden and completed by Browne), and possibly also the Spanish Netherlands, Switzerland and Savoy. Of the maps of uncertain attribution five are engraved by John Harris, who worked both for Morden and Browne (Poland; Italy; Savoy; Hungary; America), and one by Samuel Parker (London), and eight without any attribution at all (World; Germany; United Provinces; Spanish Netherlands; France; Switzerland; Asia; Turkey). Including many important maps relating to America: "New Map of the World"; "Virginia, Maryland, and the improved parts of Pennsylvania & New Jersey"; "The English Empire in the Ocean of America or West Indies"; "Louisiana and of the River Mississipi"; and the "Isthmus of Darien in America". Bookseller, publisher and maker of maps and globes, Senex was "long concerned in the production of maps and atlases. Between 1707 and 1711 he worked with Price (and later Maxwell) on a large atlas series, issuing in 1707 broadside 'Proposals for a new sett of correct mapps' advertising the partners as 'Geographers to the Queen' and promising work that 'shall in correctness, and all other particulars, far exceed any yet done'. Senex and Price subsequently went their separate ways but Senex at length produced (with Maxwell) an augmented version of these maps as "The English Atlas" (1714), the bulk of the work engraved by himself. His portable version of the road maps of John Ogilby, published as "An Actual Survey of All the Principal Roads of England and Wales" in 1719, was a popular success, staying in print for many years, while his "A New General Atlas" (1721) remains the most elegant English world atlas of the time. "The Atlas maritimus & commercialis" (1728), a work to which Halley lent his assistance and the text for which is said to have been written by Defoe, featured maps drawn on a new 'globular' projection patented in 1721, which Senex had himself devised in association with John Harris and Henry Wilson. NMM 3:434; Phillips Atlases 563; Sabin 79124; Shirley, British Library T.SEN-2a. Catalogued by Kate Hunter [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Inscriptiones et symbola varii argumenti. Münzen. Siegel. Nürnberg. Sacrae caes. mai. consiliarii & rei antiquae, nec non seriundis numismatibus praefecti...

      Noribergae, Petr. Conr. Monath, 1721. 348 S., 4 Bll, fünf gefaltete Kupfer, zahlreiche Textkupfer von Münzen. 8°, Halbledereinband ca 1920, floral goldverzierter dekorativer Rückentitel, Sehr schönes Exemplar. Einbanddeckel mit vier kleinen , hinterer Einbanddeckel beschabt, Versand D: 5,50 EUR Karl Gustav Heräus

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        Orgelhistorie. Nürnberg, G. P. Monath 1771. 8°. 167 S., mit Holzschn.-Titelvignette, Ppd. d. Zt.

      - Eitner IX, 230 - Gregory-B. 260 - Wolffheim I, 1169 - Reuter, Orgel 6595.- Einzige Ausgabe.- Enth. neben einer allg. Historie auch Beschreibungen von Orgeln aus Altdorf, Bamberg, Erlangen, Feuchtwangen, Fürth, Nürnberg, Regensburg u.a.- Johann Ulrich Sponsel (* 13. Dezember 1721 in Muggendorf; ? 6. Januar 1788 in Burgbernheim) war Pfarrer und Superintendent in Burgbernheim.- Titel gestempelt, gering gebräunt od. braunfleckig, Ebd. leicht berieben. # First and only edition, rare.- ?The first book on organ history published for a general audience. Sponsel`s opinions tend to be more fervent than those of proffessional organists or builders, and therefore provide a clearer barometer of the way German pride was elevated when talk turned to the organ and its pedals? (David Yearsley, Bach's Feet: The Organ Pedals in European Culture; p.34).- Title stamped, slightly browned or foxed.

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        Jobi Physica Sacra, Oder Hiobs Natur-Wissenschafft, vergliechen Mit der Heutigen. Beigebunden: Wiedeburg, Johann Bernhard. Matheseos Biblicae Specimen Primun-(Quintum) exhibens Explicationes Locorum Mathematicorum .

      Bodmer; Jena Bortoletti, Zürich 1721 - In 1 Band. Zürich, Bodmer; Jena, Bortoletti, 1721; 1727-1729. 20x16,5 cm. 16 n.n. Bl., 467 S., 1 w. S., 16 n.n. S. / 4 n.n. Bl., 96 S.; 8 n.n. Bl., 80 S.; 8 n.n. Bl., 96 S.; 13 n.n. Bl., 93 S., 1 w. S.; 5 n.n. Bl., 86 S. Pp.-Bd. der Zeit. Scheuchzer: Nicht bei Brunet, Poggendorff, Graesse etc. - Erstausgabe. - (2 Bl. (S. 249-250) mit winzigem Einriss im oberen Seitenrand). - Der Mathemtiker und Astronom Johann Bernhard Wiedeburg (1687-1766), Professor an der Universität Jena, versuchte die Mathematik mit der Theolgie zu verknüpfen.1.-5. Teil (von 7): 1. Exhibens Explicationes Locorum Mathematicourm quae in Genesi occurunt. 2. . quae in quatuor posterioribus Pentateuchi Libris occurunt. - 3. . quae in Libris Josuae, Ruth, Samuelis et Regum occurunt. - 4. . quae in Libris Chronicorum Esdrae Nehemiae et Iobi occurunt. - 5. . quae in Hagiographis et Apocryphis Scripturae Libris occurunt. - Ohne den 1730 erschienenen 6. (quae In Prophetarvm Scriptis occurunt) und 7. (quae in N. Testamento occurunt) Teil. - (Papier gleichmässig leicht gebräunt). (Einband v.a. an den Kanten berieben). - Breitrandiges Exemplar. [Attributes: First Edition]

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        Gründliche Einleitung zu der Eidgenossischen Bunds- und Staatshistorie. Vorstellend den alten und neuen Zustand der Schweiz und der Eidgenossen. Wie auch Ihre geführte Kriege, gemachte Bündnussen, Friedens-Schlüsse, Burg- und Land-Rechte, Verträge, etc. Sampt einem kurtzen Entwurff der Regiments-Beschaffenheit in denen Hoch-Löblichen Eydgnossischen Orthen.

      Hans Georg Königs, Basel 1721 - 2 Bände. Basel, Hans Georg Königs, 1721. 8°. (48), 310, (14), 162 S.; S. 355-943 (13) 56 S. Lederbände der Zeit. mit reicher Rückenvergoldung und rotem Rückenschild. Barth 10225. - Haller IV, 469. - HBLS VII, 366. - Erste Ausgabe. - Johann Rudolf von Waldkirch (1677-1757) studierte in Basel Rechtswissenschaften, war ab 1718 der erster Prof. der Rechte an der Berner Hohen Schule und von 1722-57 Prof. der Institutionen und des öffentl. Rechts in Basel. "W.s Vorliebe galt dem öffentl. Recht. Er las in Basel über Heinrich von Cocceji und Hugo Grotius" (HLS). Bekannt wurde er durch das vorliegende Werk, das insbesondere aufgrund der darin edierten Urkunden wertvoll ist. - Papier durchgehend etwas stockfleckig. Einband berieben. Lederbände der Zeit. mit reicher Rückenvergoldung und rotem Rückenschild. [Attributes: First Edition]

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        A new map of Virginia Maryland and the improved parts of Pennsylvania New Jersey

      London 1721 - Double page engraved map with outline original colouring, 53 x 30 cms. Third state of Christopher Browne's seminal map, first issued in 1685, here with changes to the cartouche and dated 1719. It was published in John Senex's A New General Atlas, London, 1721, and is a revised state of Christopher Browne's map, an important delineation of the Chesapeake Bay region, derived mainly from the earlier surveys of Augustine Herrman (1673). This is also one of the earliest maps to adopt a North-South orientation on the page. The boundary for Delaware (then part of Pennsylvania) is shown, favoring the claims of Lord Baltimore, rather than the Cape Henelopen boundary, which was finally ratified by the British Courts when the dispute was settled in the 1730s and finally mapped by Mason & Dixon several decades later. New Jersey is divided into East and West Jersey. From Senex's New General Atlas, London, 1721. Cumming p.293; Tooley p. 104;

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      London: Printed by W. Wilkins, Reprinted at Boston: in N.E.: by S. Kneeland, for S. Gerrish and D. Henchman, 1721. [4],44pp. Antique-style half calf and marbled boards. Waterstained; title-leaf reinforced on outer margin. Contemporary ownership signature of George Breck on title. Good. First American edition of this "notable contribution to colonial political thought, voicing the theory that, by reason of their contractual nature, these charters could not now, after the colonists had fulfilled their obligation by redeeming the wilderness, be abrogated and government restored to the Crown" (Howes). Dummer was a colonial agent for Massachusetts and Connecticut. This and later American editions of 1745 and 1765 no doubt provided fuel for the fire then well kindled. EVANS 2216. NAIP w037897. HOWES D554, "aa." SABIN 21197. COHEN 6521.

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      Leiden, Petrus Vander Aa, 1721.2 volumes bound together, complete set. SECOND enlarged and corrected edition of Volume I, 1725 (first was 1720), FIRST EDITION of Volume II, 1721. Latin text. 4to, approximately 255 x 195 mm, 10 x 7¾ inches, title pages printed red and black with large engraved pictorial printer's device, 72 folding engraved plates (14 more illustrations in Volume I than were in the first edition), mostly of scientific apparatus, especially optical instruments, pages: (26), 345, (4); (8), 199, (13 index + folding table), bound in full blind panelled vellum, raised bands and blind decoration to head and tail of spine, old hand lettered title and author to spine. Spine darkened, head of spine just slightly worn, upper hinge cracked but cover holding firmly, slight staining and light soiling to covers, small chip to fore - edge of upper cover, lacks free endpapers, old inscription on front paste down, title page and following page neatly strengthened at fore - edge, pale damp stained strip to fore - edge margins throughout, varying in size and intensity and affecting plates also, very occasional slight pale foxing, a few text pages lightly age - browned, tiny hole in 1 lower margin, last 20 leaves of Volume II and the folding table have been strengthened neatly at the fore - edge with archival tape because of slight wear, small piece cut from top outer corner of folding table, no loss. Binding tight and firm. A good clean copy. 'sGravesande (1688 - 1742) a Dutch mathematician and philosopher, is described by the DSB as "the earliest influential exponent of Newtonian philosophy in continental Europe". He spent a year in London in 1715 having been sent there as part of a Dutch mission to congratulate George I on his accession and there he made contact with the English Newtonians Desaguliers and John Keill and met Newton himself. In 1717 he was appointed professor of mathematics and philosophy at Leiden and began to prepare his Introductio ad philosophiam Newtoniam which was first published in 1720 - 21. This important and popular work reached 24 editions by 1760. See Gjertsen, The Newton Handbook, page 235: "It was a work which emphasised the experimental rather than the mathematical side of Newton's thought and as such must have introduced many throughout Europe to the basic principles of the new science." Babson, Catalogue of the Works of Isaac Newton, Nos 65 - 70 listing only later Latin and English editions (1728 onwards) of this work. MORE IMAGES ATTACHED TO THIS LISTING, ALL ZOOMABLE. FURTHER IMAGES ON REQUEST. POSTAGE AT COST.

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        The Performance of Fair and Legal Contracts, the Surest Method to Support Publick and Private Credit, In Answer to Reasons for making void all Contracts, &c

      A rare part of the fallout following the South Sea Bubble, opposing legislation which would have outlawed all species of time-bargain in stocks, potentially increasing greatly the Bubble Act's consequences; three copies in ESTC, one in North America. Broadsheet with docket title measuring about 10x16 inches, folded twice, light browning and staining, else well preserved; the Taussig copy. No Publisher, London, 1721.

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        Studie von sechs Hundeköpfen. Signierte und datierte Original-Tuschzeichnung auf Bütten.

      1721. 1721 - Blattgröße 22 x 28,3 cm. Lose unter altem Passepartout-Karton montiert. Passepartoutgröße 53 x 38,8 cm. Links unten datiert und signiert. Studie zu dem 1728 erschienenen "Neues Thier-Reis-Büchl. Erster Theil [Attributes: Signed Copy; Soft Cover]

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