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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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        Il Forestiere informato delle cose di Lucca.

      1721 1721 - LUCCA. Il Forestiere Informato delle cose di Lucca. By Vincenzo Marchio. [16], 358, [2] pp. 8vo., 163 x 105 mm, bound in contemporary Italian limp vellum. Lucca: Salvatore e Giandomenico Marescandoli, 1721. Only Edition of the first guide to Lucca. Marchio's Il Forestiere gives a thorough account of the ancient history of Lucca, including the epoch of the Liguri civilization. Then, modern history and events are elucidated, with much specific local information. A section on the famous painters and sculptors of Lucca is included, plus a tavola at the end which alphabetically lists the "most famous painters and sculptors" whose work resides in Lucca with the page references for each. A twelve-page calendar by month and day lists the festivals, Saints' Days, etc. of Lucca appended at the end. Also included is a chapter of local nobles: Duchi, Conti, Marchesi, etc. Insignificant soiling to covers, overall a fine copy in the original Italian binding. PROVENANCE: Giannalisa Feltrinelli with her oval blind-stamp ex-libris on front flyleaf. Cicognara 4233. Schlosser-Magnino 545. Fosatti Bellani II, 3209.

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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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        A DEFENCE OF THE NEW-ENGLAND CHARTERS

      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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        PHYSICES ELEMENTA MATHEMATICA, EXPERIMENTIS CONFIRMATA; SIVE INTRODUCTIO AD PHILOSOPHIAM NEWTONIANAM.

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

      Lago Maggiore - Isola Bella 1721 - mm 283x418

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        Italia sacra sive de Episcopis Italiae... Tomus octavus continens Metropolim Beneventanam eiusdemque suffraganeas Ecllesias, quae in Samnio, Regni Neapolitani vetusta Provincia, sunt positae...

      apud Sebastianum Coleti 1721 Folio (cm. 33), 4 cc.nn., 440 colonne, 1 c.nn. con num.si stemmi araldici n.t. Legatura in pergamena coeva con titolo oro su nuovo tassello in pelle al ds. Carte di guardia rinnovate. Un timbretto al verso del frontis. Bellâ??esemplare. Raro. Tomo a sé stante: lâ??opera completa è in dieci Tomi, cfr. Brunet V, 1000.

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        VIDA Y VIRTUDES DEL VENERABLE FRAY GABRIEL MACIA DE CANET, FR. ATHANASIO, BCN. DR. JUAN MACIA 1721

      Imp de Gabriel Brò 1721 - Gerona. 1722. 10h+82Pág+3h+1 espectacular grabado de gran belleza. Canet de Mar. Pergamino. 21X16. Muy rara edición. Ref A 12 Biblioteca A. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        De veteri Bononeno Argenti Bononiae. Dissertatio historico legalis Alexandri Macchiavelli.

      Bononiae Studiorum, Bapt. Blanchus, MDCCXXI (Bologna 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). Olschki, Choix IX, n. 12948. Frati, Bibliogr. Bolognese, 8379. Cicognara 2912. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Ethices compendium, a viro cl. G. Langbnio, (ut fertur) Adornatum: Et nunc demum Recognitum & Emendatum; interpolationibus hinc inde sublatis, & locis quam plurimis Integritati suae restitutis. Accedit methodus argumentandi Aristotelica Ad Mathematicam Redacta. Disposuit & limavit Reverendus Doctissimusque Joannes Hudsonus S. T. P.

      [London]: R. Sare, Bibliopol, prope Hospitium Grayense, in vico vulgò dicto Holbourn, 1721. Second edition (First was 1714). [iv] 74, 30 pp. Printed by William Bowyer. 16mo. Contemporary mottled calf, neatly rebacked, rubbed. Signature of "Godfrey Copley E. Coll: Reg: 1726/ Oxon.". Second edition (First was 1714). [iv] 74, 30 pp. Printed by William Bowyer. 16mo. The first part of this work is by Gerard Langbaine, the elder (1609-58), who was the Provost of Queen's College, fellow and tutor of University College and The Bodleian Librarian. ESTC T111438

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        THE WORKS OF GEOFFREY CHAUCER Compared with the Former Editions, and Many Valuable MSS. Out of Which, Three Tales are added which were never before printed. Together with a Glossary

      London: for Bernard Lintot, 1721. Folio. Portrait frontispiece of Urry, full page engraving of Chaucer placed before his life, engraved pictorial title page of Chaucer's Tomb and 27 engravings to head of the beginning of each tale up to The Parson's Tales. Glossary. Errata on 8R[2r]. A2-N[2]; B-Z[2]; 2A-8R[2]. Bound in modern 3/4 leather over marbled paper covered boards, raised bands gilt, maroon leather label gilt, new endpapers. Previous owner's name dated 1943, upper corners bumped, some toning to leaves, first few leaves with edge wear and light chipping to lower corners. ESTC T106027 Stephen R. Reimer in "The Urry Chaucer and George Vertue" The Chaucer Review, Vol. 41, no. 1 (2006) notes that this edition contains as series of thirty illustrations. It begins with a portrait of Urry, next is an image of the tomb of Chaucer, third, there is a formal portrait of Chaucer (one of four Vertue did of Chaucer. Then the illustration of the pilgrims leaving the Tabard Inn and finally the twenty-six equestrian portraits representing the tellers of tales (including the Plowman) as well as two characters within the tales, Gamelyn and Sir Thopas (the latter which was placed end of the table of contents).

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        The Works of the Right Honourable Joseph Addison (In 4 volumes)

      Jacob Tonson, London 1721 - Large paper copy, as evidenced by the large headpiece on page 3 of volume I; 4 volumes, [xxiii]559; [viii]583; 624; 594[15] (with 15 page list of subscribers). Frontis portrait engraved by G. Vertue after G. Kneller, 6 engraved plates of medals and a considerable number of head-pieces, tail-pieces, initials and text illustrations. Full leather bindings, showing considerable wear, but intact; spine labels lacking on volumes III and IV; text is clean and bright, with some light age-toning.

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        A New and Accurate Description of the Coast of Guinea Divided into the Gold the Slave and the Ivory Coasts

      

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        Segneri, Paulus, Incredulus non excusabilis. Mit 1 gestochenem Frontispiz.

      Dillingen, Bencard, 1721.. 6 Bll., 670 SeitenSchweinsleder d. Zt. auf 4 Bünden auf Holzdeckel mit Jesus-Supralibro und reichen Rollen- und Blindstempeln sowie Messingschließen (minimal berieben).De Bakker / Sommervogel VI., 1470. - Paolo Segneri (1624 - 1694) war ein italienischer Jesuit und Missionar.Ungewöhnlich frisches Exemplar in sehr dekorativem Einband. u- Versand D: 5,00 EUR

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        La Vraye Histoire Comique de Francion. 2 volumes.

      A Leyde, chez Henry Drumond 1721 - Composée par Nicolas de Moulinet, Sieur du Parc Gentilhomme Lorrain, soigneusement revue & corrigée dans cette nouvelle Édition. A Leyde, chez Henry Drumond - 1721 - 6ff, 390 et 473 pages. Ex-libris de la bibliothèque de Gaston Delouche. Ouvrage orné de 2 titres-frontispice et 10 gravures hors textes. (Complet et Contrôlé) Belle reliure plein veau glacé fauve de l'époque. Dos à 5 nerfs joliment ornés et dorés, avec pièces de titre rouges. Tranches rouges. Roulette sur les coupes. Filet à froid encadrant les plats. Rares rousseurs. Très bon état. Format in-12° (17x10). La vraie histoire comique de Francion est le premier exemple de roman picaresque en France. Il présente un tableau coloré de la France sous Louis XIII, ceci dans un genre burlesque, qui sera repris ensuite dans Cyrano de Bergerac et Scarron. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Histoire de la Milice françoise, et des changemens qui s'y sont faits depuis l'éstablissement de la Monarchie dans les Gaules, jusqu'à la fin du Regne de Louis le Grand.

      70 engraved plates. 3 p.l., xxxviii, 626 pp.; xx, 770 pp., one leaf of errata, approbation, & privilege. Two vols. Large thick 4to, fine cont. polished tree calf (head of spine of Vol. I very slightly chipped, minor foxing), spines richly gilt, red morocco lettering pieces on spines. Paris: D. Mariette et al., 1721. First edition and a splendid set from the Macclesfield library. Daniel (1649-1728), a Jesuit historian, wrote an extremely successful history of France which first appeared in 1713 and a number of other works of history and commentaries on the writings of Descartes. This is the standard work on the history of militias in France which had played such an important role in the earlier history of that country. Before 1688, France has three kinds of organized military forces which were not professional in character nor employed full-time: the urban militia, the militia active in the countryside, and the militia protecting the coast line and borders. By the end of the 17th century, the introduction of firearms began to favor the professional soldier and militias began to lose their effectiveness. Increased fire power -- muskets, pistols, and cannons -- became the domain of the highly trained professional soldier. In 1688, François de Louvois, the secretary of war for Louis XIV, created royal militias to serve as auxiliary forces to the professional army. Their roles were partly to find drafts for and partly to augment the regular army. The plates depict battle formations, weaponry, devices used in sieges, fortified cities, other fortifications, bombs, uniforms of the various militias, etc. Fine and handsome set from the Macclesfield library with embossed stamp on titles and the North Library bookplate. Engraved armorial bookplate of Lt. Gen. G.L. Parker, the fourth Earl of Macclesfield. ❧ Brunet, II, 487-"Ouvrage rempli de recherches curieuses." .

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        Pennsylvania Dutch manuscript heart-shaped Valentine].

      Pennsylvania, February 3, 1721. - Single sheet, (3 ½ x 3 ¼ inches). Very fine Fraktur manuscript Valentine card with floral embellishments and depiction of a crane, in pen and red, black, and green ink and watercolor wash heightened with gum arabic. Provenance: The Dr. Frank H. Sommer III Trust. Doyle sale 13BP04, November 25, 2013, Lot 296. ORIGINAL FRAKTUR MANUSCRIPT VALENTINE. This beautifully lettered and decorated Valentine is cut in the shape of a heart, with a ten-line poem as well as the date "Anno 1721 Den 3 February," and a small figure of a crane at the bottom identified as "Ein Kranich" ("a crane"). Approximate transcription follows: "Kunst und liebe tot defacten kan datselve lich figmacten Luft zur Lugend mitzig machet / Kunst und Weiss- heit verurfachet / dass man Pommt zu hohen- Dingen / Drumuss man nach Lugent ringen. Man soll nichts zum Lernen spahren / Felts schon schnoer in ersten Jahren / Ists dochleicht hernach und brin- get / Dass uns unsser Heil gelin- get." Fraktur work was used to decorate many different kinds of manuscripts and documents made by the mainly German-speaking communities of Pennsylvania. Fraktur is also the name of the specif-ic style of calligraphic lettering used on these documents, as here. It was a popular typeface in German-speaking parts of Europe from the mid-1500s until the 1940s. In 1683, upon William Penn's invitation, Mennonites from Krefeld, Germany, settled near Philadelphia. Others fol-lowed, coming from Germany, Switzerland, and Holland. For more information about this book, or a warm welcome to see it and other books in our library at 72nd Street, NYC, please contact Megan Scauri, M.A., M.L.S., in the Rare Book Department.

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        Switzerland and the country of the Grisons wherein is described the XIII Cantons with their allies

      London 1721 - Double page engraved map with original color. 59 x 53 cms.cartouche.The coat of arms of the cantons and cities are displayed along the border. Fine condition.Fine and decorative map.

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        The Works. 4 volumes complete.

      London; Jacob Tonson 1721 - Four volumes, 4to, [text block 285 x 220mm], contemporary speckled brown calf, most handsomely rebacked (early 20C?) in period style with gilt decorated raised bands, red lettering piece, gilt, the compartments panelled, one numbered direct the others fully gilt decorated with centres, corners, stars and circles, text block speckled red, the endpapers replaced when rebacked. VOLUME 1: frontispiece, 6 full-page text illustrations of coins, 5 large vignettes plus initials, tail- and head-pieces, [ii], [i] ii-xxi [iii], [3] 4-559pp. VOLUME 2: some 7 text illustrations of coins and medals, 2 vignettes plus initials, head- and tail-pieces, [viii], 583pp. Margins stained pp152 & 159; two gatherings misplaced: Rrr installed after Sss and Qqq installed after Rrr! VOLUME 3: tail-pieces, [1] 2-624pp. Tiny hole pp489 with loss of part of letter. VOLUME 4: 2 vignettes, initials, tail-pieces, [2] 3-594, [17 - verso blank]pp. Board edges a little rubbed here and there; some occasional foxing; some gatherings quite browned; else a sound, very handsome set of the first collected edition. Will want extra postage. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Fanfaro. Teil 1: Die Geschichte der preußischen Husaren 1721-1806/07

      - Uniformierung, Ausrüstung und Bewaffnung. Alle Ränge jeder Husareneinheit, einschließlich Frei- und Kriegsformationen sowie der selten gezeigten Typen des Unterstabes sind dargestellt. Künstlerisch brillante Gestaltung von Figuren-, Pferde- und Porträtdarstellungen im prächtigen Vierfarbdruck auf kostbarem Büttenkarton. Die Gelegenheit für jeden Liebhaber eine in sich geschlossene Darstellung der Husaren in Einzeltafeln zu erwerben. Komplette Sammlung, 228 Farbtafeln in Leinenkassette mit Goldbeschriftung. Büttenkarton, Format 24x34 cm. Buchholz: Friese&Lacina. Rückseiten handschriftlich mit Bleistift nummeriert, einige Blätter mit geringfügigen Gebrauchsspuren.

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        An Intire System of Arithmetic : Or Arithmetic in All Its Parts. Containing 1. Vulgar. 11. Decimal. 111. Duodecimal. 1V. Sexagesimal. V. Political. V1. Logarithmical. V11. Lincal. V111. Instrumental. 1X. Algebraical.

      Printed and Sold By Mr. King . [et al], (London) 1721 - xxiv; 1-280; [64](tables); 269-379; 16 pages. Engraved portrait frontispiece, 3 folding plates. Some soiling especially towards the front and rear of the book. attractively rebound in period style half calf conrasting black morocco label, marbled boards. Size: 4to [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        PHYSICES ELEMENTA MATHEMATICA, EXPERIMENTIS CONFIRMATA; SIVE INTRODUCTIO AD PHILOSOPHIAM NEWTONIANAM.

      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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        CHIEMSEE. - Herreninsel. "Thumbstüfft und Closter Herren - Chiembsee". Prächtige Gesamtansicht.

      - Kupferstich von Wening, 1721, 25 x 70 cm (von 2 Platten gedruckt).

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        An Intire System of Arithmetic : Or Arithmetic in All Its Parts. Containing 1. Vulgar. 11. Decimal. 111. Duodecimal. 1V. Sexagesimal. V. Political. V1. Logarithmical. V11. Lincal. V111. Instrumental. 1X. Algebraical.

      (London): Printed and Sold By Mr. King ... [et al], 1721. xxiv; 1-280; [64](tables); 269-379; 16 pages. Engraved portrait frontispiece, 3 folding plates. Some soiling especially towards the front and rear of the book. attractively rebound in period style half calf conrasting black morocco label, marbled boards.. First Edit. Hard Cover. Very Good. 4to.

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        Origines Serenissimæ Ac Potentissimæ Familiæ Habsbvrgo-Avstriacæ ex monumentis veteribus, scriptoribus coætaneis, diplomatibus, chartisque nunc primum continua serie ab origine prima ad Rudolfum Imp. usqve demonstratæ et S. Caesarae ac catholicae majestati.

       Lpz. Gleditsch 1721. 4°. 8 Bll., 264 Sp., 6 Bll. (Index). Mit mehreren Initialen, 3 Textkupfern, 2 Kupfertaf. u. 2 Ahnentaf. Pgmt. d. Zt. Mit goldgepr. Rückensch. Pag. springt v. 76 auf 69. In sehr gutem Zustand EA.NDB IV, 271 - Geschichte und Genealogie des Hauses Habsburg. - Beigebunden: Ders. Historia Genealogica Principum Saxoniæ Superioris, Qva Recensentur Stemma Witichindeum, Origines Familiæ Saxonicæ Regnantis ... Nec Non Origines Familiæ Anhaltinæ. Accedvnt Appendicis Loco Origines Sabavdicæ ; Stemma Desiderianvm Genuinvm ... Ac Tandem Refutatio Eorum, Qvi Friderico II. Avstriæ Duci Uxorem Tribverunt Gertrudem Brunsvicensem. Omnia Ex Monumentis Fide Dignis et Magnam Partem Hactenus Ignotis / Demonstravit Jo. Georgivs Eccardus. Ebda. 1722. 24 S., 694 Sp. (18) S. Mit 4 Portrait-Kupfertaf., 2 Ahnentaf. (dav. 1 doppels.). - \"Eckhart war ein wirklicher Gelehrter, der immer aus dem Vollen schöpfte und sein Material im weitesten Sinne beherrschte. Seine genealogischen Arbeiten, wie über ... die Fürsten Obersachsens beurkunden, wenn auch die Ergebnisse derselben nicht immer Stand gehalten haben, doch eine ungewöhnliche Meisterschaft auf diesem, was die älteren Zeiten anlangt, schlüpfrigen Boden\". (ADB V, 630) Versand D: 4,00 EUR Geschichte, Genealogie, Habsburger

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        The Virtue and Use of Coffee, with Regard to the Plague and Other Infectious Distempers: Containing . . . The First Knowledge of it, Down to the Present Time

      London: Eman. Matthews and W. Mears, 1721. First Thus. Soft Cover. Very Good. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Complete with 34 text pages, frontispiece, and five pages of advertisements in the rear. Soundly bound within a marbled card wrapper. Clean pages. Wear along the spine. Richard Bradley, a Fellow of the Royal Society and Professor of Botany at Cambridge first published most of this text as A Short Historical Account of Coffee in 1714 ("all trace of which appears to be lost," Ukers, All About Coffee, p.42). He republished it in 1721 with more medical information and this revised title to take advantage the terror gripping England as a result of the Great Plague of Marseille. In addition to discussing the supposed medical effects of coffee, Bradley provided a bibliography of the few European writings about the plant and drink entertainingly annotated with his own observations and opinions. He also included instructions for preparing the drink (including drying, roasting, grinding and boiling) just as did "Persons of Distinction in Holland." As a frontispiece, Bradley provided a folding plate with an illustration of "The Coffee Plant." Scarce outside of institutions. As of 2016, although OCLC shows 26 institutions hold undamaged copies, none are currently available for sale within the trade, and only five sold at auction within the last 80 years per ABPC and Rare Book Hub.

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        THE CHRISTIAN PHILOSOPHER: A COLLECTION OF THE BEST DISCOVERIES IN NATURE, WITH RELIGIOUS IMPROVEMENTS

      London, 1721. Contemporary paneled calf, neatly rebacked in matching style, spine gilt, leather label. Minor toning and foxing, a very good copy. This is one of the most curious controversial books in the vast Mather canon. Although Mather's exploration herein of the wonders of nature is intended to exhibit God's presence in the world, the book is essentially scientific and was apparently written with a self- aggrandizing motive. Mather had a flair for science, having helped to introduce smallpox inoculation into America, and in 1714 he began using the initials of a Fellow of the Royal Society after his name. According to Stevens, Mather wrote a letter of thanks to the Society and continued correspondence, but there was much contemporaneous skepticism about whether he had the right to use the august "F.R.S." This work, written while the controversy was still hot, was apparently intended to demonstrate Mather's competence and eagerness to be America's first Royal Society member. Mather's most substantial and personally significant work of science. HOLMES, COTTON MATHER 52-A. SABIN 46253.

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        A New Map of the English Empire in the Ocean of America or West Indies (Jamaica,Port Royal, Bermuda, Barbados, Bridgetown, Tobago, Antigua, St. Christophers, and Generall Chart of the West Indies)

      London 1721 - Double page engraved map with outline colouring, 53 x 60 cms. Upper margin trimmed affecting the plate. The map represents the important caribbean islands and Bermuda. Inset of Port Royal. Waterstaining affecting left and right side of the plate

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        A PHILOSOPHICAL ACCOUNT OF THE WORKS OF NATURE Endeavouring to Set Forth the Several Gradations Remarkable in the Mineral, Vegetable and Animal Parts of the Creations

      For W. Mears, London 1721 - to which is added an account of the state of gardening as it is now in Great Britain, and other parts of Europe: together with several new experiemnts relating to the improvement of barren ground and the propagation of timber trees, fruit trees, &c. 194pp., (1)pp ad., 28 original uncolored plates (one folding), of various animals, insects and other creatures, title page in red and black type, includes the (8)pp. subscribers list in which John Evelyn is listed along with Sir Isaac Newton who ordered six (6) copies! A very nice copy with bound in contemporary paneled calf leather rebacked to match, double leather labels gilts, raised bands with compartments stamped in gilt, endpapers renewed, two neatly placed armorial bookplates, a clean bright copy with light browning to edges of title page shaved just a bit at top margin, all other margins wide. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Prospect der Insul Borromaea in Lago Maggiore eine Tagreiße von Mailandt gelegen " originaler Kupferstich/copper engraving ca.26x41cm (Darstellung/Image size) auf Büttenpapier/hand made paper (38x50cm) nach einer Zeichnung"

      - Fischer von Erlachs; in der Platte in deutscher und französischer Sprache betitelt und bezeichnet; Tafel XV aus dem zweiten Band von Fischer von Erlachs monumentalen Opus "Entwurff Einer Historischen Architectur" Wien 1721 [Das dekorative Blatt am rechten Rand mit Braun- und Feuchtigkeitsflecken, die bis zu 9cm in die Darstellung reichen. Copper engraving on the right side brownspotted and dampstained.] "Johann Bernhard Fischer von Erlach (1656-1723) begründete mit seinen Bauten in Wien und Salzburg die führende Stellung des deutschen Spätbarocks in Europa. Zu seinen bedeutendsten Leistungen in Wien zählen die Karlskirche, die Bibliothek der Hofburg, das Winterpalais des Prinzen Eugen und das Palais Trautson. In Salzburg ist er vor allem mit Kirchenbauten wie der Dreifaltigkeits- und der Kollegienkirche hervorgetreten. Neben seiner europäischen Bedeutung als Architekt steht der gleichwertige Theoretiker Fischer von Erlach. Mit seinem 1721 veröffentlichten Stichwerk "Entwurff einer Historischen Architectur" führt er die Tradition der klassischen Architekturtraktate zwar fort, entwirft aber zugleich seine Vision einer Weltarchitektur, die in seinen eigenen Werken gipfelt. Seine eigenen Bauten stellt er nicht nur gleichberechtigt neben die berühmten Werke der Antike, in ihnen zieht er die Summe aller bisherigen Baukunst und übertrifft dadurch sogar die Antike." (www.barockmuseum.at). In den ersten 3 Teilen werden historische und legendäre Bauwerke und Städte gezeigt bzw. rekonstruiert, darunter die Sieben Weltwunder (die Hängenden Gärten in Babylon, die ägyptischen Pyramiden, das Wunderbild des Olympischen Zeus v. Phidias, das Mausoleum zu Halikarnassos, der Tempel der Artemis zu Ephesos, der Koloss v. Rhodos, der Leuchtthurm auf der Insel Pharos), die Villa des Nero, der Diokletianspalast in Split, Palmyra, Stonehenge, die Isola Borromea im Lago Maggiore, ungarische und türkische Moscheen, Mekka und Medina, Siam, Peking und Nanking. Im wichtigsten 4. Teil sind die eigenen Bauten Fischers v. Erlach abgebildet, z. B. Schönbrunn, die Karlskirche, die Paläste des Prinzen Eugen, des Fürsten Trautson u. des Grafen Gallas in Wien, die Liebfrauenkirche und die Neue Favorite in Salzburg usw. Diese Kupfer sind deshalb von hohem dokumentarischem Wert, weil die tatsächlichen Ausführungen nicht wesentlich von den hier gezeigten Entwürfen abweichen. Teil 5 enthält Abbildungen antiker und moderner Vasen, zum Teil aus Schloß Mirabell in Salzburg. Die ausführenden Stecher waren J. U. Kraus, J. A. Delsenbach, C. Engelbrecht u. J. A. Pfeffel.

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        The Mirror of Architecture: or the Ground-Rules of the Art of Building. Exactly laid down by Vincent Scamozzi, Master-Builder of Venice... The Sixth Edition

      London: Printed for J. and B. Sprint, at the Bell in Little Brittain, 1721. Hardcover. Very Good. 4to (195 x 160mm). 58 leaves. Pagination: ii (of iv), 1-111pp. (lacking engraved title frontispiece and preliminary page with description of Schuym’s scale). Signatures: *2, B-P4. Preface “To the Lovers of Architecture” signed R.M. Text of the “Mirror” and pp. 1-16, after page 16, 1-40 numbered engraved plates on the orders of classical columns (Tuscan, Doric, Ionic, Roman, Corinthian) by fellow Vincentine Battista Pittoni plus bound-in 8 leaves (containing nine engravings) on capitals, arches, perspective, staircases, and mantles, plus one folding plate of a scale for measuring tangents (60 x 340mm). Pages 17-39 contain, The description and use of an ordinary joynt-rule fitted with Lines for the ready finding the Lengths and Angles of Rafters and Hips, and Collar-Beams ... by John Brown. 2 (of 3?) folding plates of diagrams for folding engraved rule. For pp. 41-56: selections from Henry Wotton’s Elements of Architecture, the nine plates for this work bound in after those in the “Mirror.” After page 56, separately titled with same publisher is the Architectionice: Or, A Compendium of the Art of Building ... by William Leyburn. One plate of diagram after p. 96. Pagination and register are continuous. Later calf; (some light edgewear, title lightly browned, binding repaired in 1943 by pencil note on rear pastedown). On verso of plate 41, a Corinthian capital, is a curious dated inscription, “Benjamin Roberts tumbled into a well at Winchcombe and was drowned, July 31st 1745. The same time Mr. Applegate’s house was built.” 18th-century signature on preface “Rob.t Hill.” Bookplate of Ogden Codman, Jr. on front pastedown, inscribed with purchase information from Goodspeeds 1954. Sticker: “Loaned to the Metropolitan Museum of Art by Ogden Codman.” Ogden Codman (1863-1951), was a noted New York based architect. Circa 1950 ownership inscription of James van der Pool of the Avery Architecture Library also on front pastedown. Stated Sixth Edition of Scamozzi’s “Mirror of Architecture” edited by Dutch author and translator Joachem Schuym for an original edition of 1669. The 40 numbered plates in the “Mirror” by eighteenth-century architects Brown, Wotton, and Leyburn are worn copies from the original plates of the 1669 edition. Wotton’s plates are bound after the “Mirror” plates here and are from a variety of unknown sources; equally the whole is rich in rare architectural impressions. Scamozzi’s “Ground-Rules” sought to avoid “chaos, as the poets fancy” in matters of architecture. Scamozzi was a prolific “chief-builder” in Venice. While known for executing the unfinished works of Palladio, Scamozzi also published widely on architectural theory and practice. His main philosophy was to establish the idea of a “universal architecture” of which a wide array of pupils could be influenced. The “Mirror” was Scamozzi’s textbook treatise, setting the guidelines for young architects of Europe and was reprinted to at least a seventh edition in 1734. Fashion for Scamozzi’s design theory was greatly boosted in Britain by architect James Gibb (1682-1754), who also made his own rules book based on Scamozzi in 1732. This important English printing of the “Mirror” was invaluable to mid-eighteenth century builders on both sides of the Atlantic and surely influenced the popularity of Palladian-style architecture in early America.

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        A map of Greece with part of Anatolia

      London 1721 - Double page engraved map with outline original color.59 x 53 cms. Fine condition.Inset with a engraved view of constantinople and Scutari at bottom left corner. Very attractive map o the continental Greece, POloponnesus and western Turkey. Ref Zacharakis 2170

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        A COURSE OF SERMONS ON EARLY PIETY. BY THE EIGHT MINISTERS WHO CARRY ON THE THURSDAY LECTURE IN BOSTON

      Boston: S. Kneeland, 1721. Contemporary calf, rebacked preserving most of the original spine, corners repaired. Contemporary ownership inscriptions on front endpapers. Worming to front fly leaf, titlepage, and first five leaves, with some loss to imprint and text on lower portion of pages. Titlepage and fly leaf and first few leaves of text backed and repaired with tissue. Foxing and soiling with some slight wear. Two leaves in penultimate sermon trimmed close with slight loss to text. Good. In a half morocco box. An important volume of sermons edited by colonial New England divine Cotton Mather. The works contained herein were targeted at a youthful, if not entirely juvenile, audience, focusing on the benefits and importance of "early piety." The sermons are as follows: "A sermon, setting forth the nature of early piety..." by Benjamin Wadsworth; "The nature of early piety as it respects men" by Mr. Colman; "Sober-mindedness explain'd as a necessary part of early piety" by Joseph Sewall; "The great and solemn obligations to early piety" by Mr. Prince; "The peculiar advantages of early piety" by John Webb; "Objections answered" by Mr. Cooper; "Exhortations & directions to young people" by Mr. Foxcroft; and "Advice to the children of godly ancestors..." by Increase Mather. ESTC W20092. EVANS 2256. HOLMES, COTTON MATHER 76. HOLMES, INCREASE MATHER 3, 95.

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        Scandinavia and its confins in which are the kingdoms of Sweden,Norway divided into their principal provinces

      London 1721 - Double page engraved map with outline original colour,59 x 53 cms.Cartouche dated 1719 with decorative figures,scales.coat of arms.

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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.

      chez les Héritiers de Reinier Léers, A Rotterdam 1721 - 4 vol. in-12 de (30) pp. 1 f.bl. 432-(12) pp. ; (4)-438 pp. 1 f.bl. (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). [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

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        A new map of the English empire in America viz Virginia,Maryland,Carolina,Pennsylvania,New York,New Jersey,New England,Newfoundland,New France,

      London 1721 - Original doublé page engraved map with original outline colouring. 53 x 60 cms.Upper margin trimmed and light foxing at bottom left corner. Impressive map with two insets ( Boston harbour and Atlantic ocean. Missisippi river at the very left side and the Great Lakes well represented.

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