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        Nova Italæ Descriptio, in Regna, Respublicas et Status Divisæ.. Ad usum Serenissimi Burgundiæ Ducis. L'Italie.

      Europe: Amsterdam. Covens et Mortier c1741. Copper engraved map of Italy from Covens & Mortier's " Nieuwe Atlas, Inhoudennde vier Gedeeltens der Waereld.. " Original full wash colour; verso blank. The map shows the whole peninsular of Italy with the coast of Dalmatia, the islands of Corsica, Sardinia and Sicily, with part of the coast of Tunisia and Algeria. Decorative title cartouche and scale. Dark impression; bright full wash colour; printed on heavy paper; light stain to upper left and right corners of blank margins. Covens & Mortier as a firm existed between 1721-1778, taking over the business of Pierrre Mortier. Johannes / Jean Covens and Cornelius Mortier were brothers- in- law following the former's marriage to Mortier's sister Agatha in 1721, when they also formally went in to partnership. Under the Covens and Mortier imprint, Cornelius and Jean republished the works of the great 17th and early 18th century Dutch and French cartographers De L'Isle, Allard, Jansson, & De Wit. The firm would become one of the most prolific Dutch publishing concerns of the 18th century. The company would pass down through the Covens family as Mortier had no children, changing the name to Covens & Zoon until Pieter Mortier IV a great grandson of the original founder joined the firm and saw the name restored to Mortier Covens & Zoon. ( See Koeman I p45). Guillaume de l'Isle (1675-1726) was the son of a cartographer and pupil of Jean Dominique Cassini, who, among other important contributions, aligned the study of astronomy to the study of geography. Under Cassini's direction, observations were made from locations all over the world that enabled longitudinal calculations to be made with much greater accuracy. De l'Isle carried on this exacting work with remarkable dedication and integrity, constantly revising and improving his maps. While precision was his primary goal, his maps are invariably elegant and attractive. The French cartographer Guillaume de l'Isle (1675−1726) was admitted into the French Académie Royale des Sciences when he was 27 years old and subsequently became the first person to receive the title Premier Géographe du Roi (principal geographer to the king). At the time de l'Isle was engaged in cartographic research, the prestige of a cartographer and the authority of his maps were gauged by the veracity of the cartographer's sources, i.e., the explorers and travelers who reported details of their travels to geographers and cartographers in Europe. Many of de l'Isle's maps were reissued by the publishing house of Cornelis Mortier and Johannes Coven in Amsterdam in their Atlas Nouveau, which was published in multiple editions, the earliest of which dates to 1730. Koeman I: C&M 8:69, [C&M 10] Europe Italy & Malta Italy

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        Fascetto di Rose Cioè raccolta di vari disegni e materie

      Nella Stamperia Arcivescovile, BENEVENTO 1721 - ITALIANO Settecentina in quarto, opera offerta in tributo d'ossequio ad Eminenza F.Vincenzo Maria, contesto gesuita, coperta cartonata in pergamena, titoli manoscritti in corsivo al dorso, pagine imbrunite, fori di tarlo sparsi, sottocoperta anteriore usurata, frontespizio completo di notizie privo di fregio ma con piccola testatina stilizzata, segni manoscritti con cancellature, dedica in latino in cornice arabesca nel verso del frontespizio, capolettera filigranata in cornice geometrica, testo a piena pagina, omesse le pp.253-264 e ripetute le pp.245-256

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        Majorca, Minorca, Ibiza and Formentera, Carte des Isles Maiorque, Minorque et Yvice.

      Europe: Amsterdam. Covens et Mortier c1741. Copper engraved map of the Balearic Islands after Bellin from Covens & Mortier's " Nieuwe Atlas, Inhoudennde vier Gedeeltens der Waereld.. " Original full wash colour; verso blank. The map shows all four islands with insets to lower right showing the Port of Mahon :Plan du Port et de la Ville de Mahon et des forts and a small map showing the position of the Islands off the coast of Spain. Decorative cartouche to upper left with scale below and compass rose to sea. Dark impression; bright full wash colour; printed on heavy paper, Covens & Mortier as a firm existed between 1721-1778, taking over the business of Pierrre Mortier. Johannes / Jean Covens and Cornelius Mortier were brothers- in- law following the former's marriage to Mortier's sister Agatha in 1721, when they also formally went in to partnership. Under the Covens and Mortier imprint, Cornelius and Jean republished the works of the great 17th and early 18th century Dutch and French cartographers De L'Isle, Allard, Jansson, & De Wit. The firm would become one of the most prolific Dutch publishing concerns of the 18th century. The company would pass down through the Covens family as Mortier had no children, changing the name to Covens & Zoon until Pieter Mortier IV a great grandson of the original founder joined the firm and saw the name restored to Mortier Covens & Zoon. ( See Koeman I p45). Jacques-Nicolas Bellin (1703-1772) was one of the most important and prolific French cartographers of the mid-eighteenth century, in the service of the French Hydrographical Office. He was appointed the first Ingenieur Hydrographe de la Marine, and also Official Hydrographer to the French King. Bellin was responsible for an enormous output of charts and maps. In a large folio format, he issued a volume of sea-charts of France, the Neptune François, and several sea-atlases of the World, including the Atlas Maritime and the Hydrographie Française. These large charts were amongst the best of the period and continued being reissued throughout the second half of the eighteenth century. In smaller format, he issued the Petit Atlas Maritime (1764),which contained 580 detailed charts, as well as maps to illustrate l'Abbe Prevost's Histoire Generale des Voyages (1746-1757). Bellin also produced a substantial number of important separately issued maps, particularly reflecting continuing discoveries and political events in the Americas. Koeman I: C&M 8:68, [C&M 10 & 11] Europe Spain & Portugal Balearic islands Majorca Minorca Ibiza Formentera

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        Storia Fiorentina di Messer Benedetto Varchi. Nella quale principalmente si contengono l'ultime Revoluzioni della epubblica Fiorentina, e lo Stabilimento del Principato nella Casa de' Medici. Colla Tavola in fine delle cose più notabili.

      appresso Pietro Martello (ma Paolo Kuhzio), Colonia (ma Augusta) 1721 - "Folio (334x212 mm); legatura di fine sec. XVIII in piena pergamena, con dorso a cinque nervi, cornice impressa a secco ai piatti e titoli in oro al dorso; pp. (28), 677, (2), (1b.); titolo all'occhietto incorniciato all'interno di bella incisione calcografica a piena pagina con stemmi di And. Matth. Wolfgang (Andreas Matthaus Wolgang, 1660-1736), antiporta incisa con ritratto dell'autore dentro medaglione inciso da Pfeffel, doppio medaglione al frontespizio con ritratto dell'autore e con motto "Così quaggiù si gode", frontespizio in caratteri in rosso e nero, una tavola doppia fuori testo con albero genealogico dei Medici finemente inciso in rame , numerose testatine, grandi capilettera e finalini xilografici, tutti di grande pregio. Importante opera di storia fiorentina di Benedetto Varchi (1503-1565), storico e umanista, letterato, erudito, fece parte dell'Accademia Fiorentina, sacerdote, nato e morto a Firenze. Quest'opera è stata stampata in realtà ad Augusta da Paolo Kuhzio e a cura di Francesco Settimani (cfr. Parenti, Dizionario dei luoghi di stampa falsi, inventati o supposti, 56). Essa comprende l'avviso de "lo Stampatore ai lettori", la "Vita di Messer Benedetto Varchi, scritta dall'Abate Don Silvano Razzi: all'Illustre, e Rev. Signor Bernardo Medici", seguita dalla dedica "All'Illustrissimo, ed Eccelentissimo Signor Suoi, e Padrone Osservandissimo, Cosimo Medici Duca secondo di Firenze, Benedetto Varchi"; quindi il "Proemio" e, infine, preceduta da una tavola a doppia pagina con il "Ramo delle famiglia Medici", ha inizio la Storia ("Della Fiorentina Storia di Mess. Benedetto Varchi") suddivisa in sedici libri; in fine si trova la "tavola delle cose più notabili". L'opera si conclude con gli "Errori occorsi nella stampa". Questo esemplare rientra nella terza tipologia descritta da Gamba, epurata dell'episodio relativo alla violenza usata da Pier Luigi Farnese contro il vescovo di Fano originariamente narrato alle pagg. 639-640, reintegrato però attraverso un foglio manoscritto allegato (volante, dopo la pag. 640). Prov.: Indicazione d'appartenenza al frontespizio (timbro rotondo a inchiostro blu con stemma e dicitura: "ex libris Antonii de Summo"). [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Storia fiorentina [...] nella quale principalmente si contengono l'ultime revoluzioni della Repubblica fiorentina, e lo stabilimento del principato nella Casa de' Medici

      Colonia [ma Augsburg]: Pietro Martello, 1721. [14], 677, [2] pagine. 33x22 cm.Rilegatura coeva in piena pergamena con alcune macchie, piccoli fori di tarlo e spellature sui piatti. Titolo manoscritto e tassello di precedente biblioteca sul dorso. Bella antiporta incisa a piena pagina, un ritratto dell'Autore fuori testo e un albero genealogico della famiglia Medici a doppia pagina. Frontespizio a due colori (rosso e nero), con vignetta finemente incisa. Fori di tarlo interessano le prime cinque e le ultime tredici carte, con piccola perdita di testo nell'indice finale. Per il resto ottimo esemplare. [M104] Edizione originale in prima tiratura. 

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        The Gentleman's Recreation In Four Parts VIZ Hunting, Hawking, Fowling, Fishing.

      London 1721 - Hardcover in full leather boards with some slight rubbing; bottom rear corner rubbed; ornately decorated spine with five raised bands, all edges marbled, marbled end papers, gilt tooling. Sixth edition with large additions, ancient hunting notes foldout; complete but with large tear which has been repaired, Hawking foldout, slight foxing, Fowling foldout some foxing, Angling foldout, some foxing. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Prospctus de Neva, orientem versus aditus que in Galeram Pertoburgoe/ Veduta della Neva, verso l oriente, fra foprapensi di Galeoni, a Pietroborgo.

      Artist: Probst Johann Friedrich ( - 1781) Augsburg; issued in: Augsburg; date: ca 1750 1721 - - technic: Copper print; - colorit: original colored; - condition: Very good; - size (in cm): 27 x 39,5; - description: Representation of St. Petersburg and the river Neva; -vita of the artist: Georg Balthasar Probst (1732?1801), Georg Balthasar Probst was a German artist, engraver and publisher in Augsburg, a major European publishing center in the 17th and 18th centuries. He produced architectural views of places around the world intended as vues d?optiques, which were published in various places during the last half of the 18th century, including Paris, Augsburg and London. He was also known for his portraits.Probst came from an extended family of printers, whose businesses can all be traced back to the publishing firm of Jeremias Wolff (1663-1724). After Wolff's death his firm was continued as ?Wolff?s Heirs? by his son-in-law Johann Balthasar Probst (1689-1750). After Probst?s death in 1750, his descendants divided the business and published under their own imprints: Johann Friedrich Probst (1721-1781), Georg Balthasar Probst (1732-1801) and Johann Michael Probst. Another part of the Wolff-Probst firm was acquired by the Augsburg publisher Johann Georg Hertel (1700-1775), whose son Georg Leopold Hertel had married a sister of the Probsts. In the next generation, Georg Mathäus Probst (d. 1788), son of Georg Balthasar Probst, also became an engraver of portraits and views.

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        A Collection of all the Political Letters in the London Journal, to December 17, inclusive, 1720

      London: Printed for J. Roberts, 1721. Good. First edition. Octavo. 21cm. [4], 60pp. Stitched self-wrappers. Unopened and untrimmed. Samll hole front wrap, faint dampstain to several leaves, outer leaves soiled, a good or better copy. Published anonymously, mostly by John Trenchard and Thomas Gordon, some signed as "Cato". Essays against corruption in government that became a cornerstone of the Commonwealthmen tradition.

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        Algemene Kerkelyke en Wereldlyke Geschiedenissen Des Bekende Aard-kloots. 10 volumes in 5

      Westein., Amsterdam. 1721 - Approx 6000pp, 99 engraved plates, two portraits, folding contents list. Maps are missing! The first Dutch history of the world. All textblocks tight, vellum damaged to 2 volumes, ageing to paper but still crisp. Will incur additional postage due to weight. 25kg Size: Elephant Folio - over 15" - 23" tall [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Twenty-two prints of several of the capital ships of his Majesties Royal Navy with variety of other sea pieces.

      London Carington Bowles next the Chapter House in St Pauls Churchyard 1721 - First edition. Folio (52 x 37.5 cm), engraved allegorical title-page, 21 engraved naval plates, one double-page, one folding, contemporary sprinkled calf, sometime rebacked, neat restoration to corners and edges, front free endpaper creased, light staining to blank outer margin of first plate, pinhole paper flaw to one plate, an excellent example. A rare and beautiful series of prints of the ships that built an empire. "During the first quarter of the eighteenth century there flourished Thomas Baston, who deserves our attention because he has left us some very spirited illustrations of English men-of-war. Himself a seascape painter, he also did a few etchings from his own designs, but some of his pictures were engraved by Harris, Kirkall, and others. A desirable Baston series is that entitled Twenty-two Prints of several of the Capital ships of his Majesties Royal Navy, which will be found in the Print Room of the British Museum." (E. Keble Chatterton). [Attributes: First Edition]

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        Histoire des Ordres Militaires ou des Chevaliers, des Milices Séculières & Régulières de l'un & de l'autre Sexe, qui ont été établies jusques à présent. Et un Traité Historique de Mr. Basnage sur les Duels

      Pierre Brunel, Amsterdam., 1721. Nouvelle édition tirée de l'abbé Giustiniani, du R. P. Bonanni, de Mr Herman, de Schoonebeek, du R. P. Heliot, du R. P. Honoré de Ste. Marie, et d'autres qui ont écrit sur ce sujet, avec plusieurs dissertations sur l'authenticité ou l'antiquité de ces ordres. 12mo. Four volumes: pp xxxii, 254,163, [8], Table; [iv], 441, [1] corrigenda; ; [iv], 471; [iv], 439, [20] Tables. Allegorical frontispiece and 186 engraved plates showing the different costumes of the orders. Period French binding of full flame calf with raised bands, gilt decorated spines, gilt rules. Marbled endpapers and edges. The section on Duels in the first volume is dated 1720.Covers rubbed at joints and edges. Pages crisp. Very good set.

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        Contes et Nouvelles en vers par Monsieur de la Fontaine.

      Amsterdam, N. Etienne Lucas, Libraire, 1721 - 216, 245 Seiten. Mit vielen Vignetten, 2 Titelkupfer, 1 Titelkupfer. Kanten berieben. Sonst sehr gut erhalten. S 125 Sprache: Deutsch Gewicht in Gramm: 550 Kl. 8°. Ledereinband mit Goldprägung auf Rücken. Erstausgabe. Tome Premier. Tome Second. 2 Bände in Einem. [Attributes: First Edition]

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        The Works of the Right Honourable Joseph Addison, Esq.

      London Jacob Tonson 1721 - Large paper copy. 4 volumes, 4to (30 x 24 cm), engraved portrait frontispiece, engraved vignettes and initials. Contemporary English red morocco, covers with wide gilt borders of dotted lines, rolls, and foliate designs interspersed with crowns, spines extra gilt in six compartments, gilt outer edges, edges and dentelles, neat repairs to extremities. A handsome set. Provenance: Thomas Fermor, second Baron Lempster and later 1st Earl of Pomfret (1698 - 1753), name in list of subscribers in volume 4; Henrietta Louisa Fermor [née Jeffreys], Countess of Pomfret (1698 - 1761), engraved armorial bookplate; William Petty [formerly Fitzmaurice], second Earl of Shelburne and first Marquess of Lansdowne (1737 - 1805), engraved armorial bookplate at end of each volume. Joseph Addison (1672 - 1719) was an English essayist and poet. His name is usually remembered alongside that of his long standing friend, Richard Steele, with whom he founded The Spectator magazine. [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        Corpus juris canonici academicum emendatum et notis P. Lancellotti illustratum, in suos tomos distributum, usuique moderno ad modum Christoph. Henr. Freiesleben, alias Ferromontani . ita accommodatum,. accesserunt loci communes uberrimi et indices titulorum canonumque omnium summa diligentia ac nova methodo concinnati. 2 Bände. Basel, J. R. Thurneisen 1746. 4°. 57 Bll., 1280 Sp.; 10 Bll., 754 Sp., 3 Bll., 404 Sp., 34 Bll., 2 Bll., 236 Sp., 5 Bll., 3 Bll., 158 Sp., blindgepr. Schweinsldr. über Holzdeckeln d. Zt. mit Rsch. u. 2 Messingschließen.

      - Vgl. Hoefer NBG XVIII, 780 u. ADB VII, 338.- Erstmals 1721 erschienene Handausgaben dieses Sammelwerks der mittelalterlichen kirchlichen Rechtsquellen; herausgegeben von dem Rechtsgelehrten und Gothaischen Kammer- und Bergrat Christoph Heinrich Freiesleben (1677-1732).- Mit allen Anhängen im 2. Band.- Dem 1. Bd. ist am Vorsatz der gedruckte Streifen "Bericht an den Käuffer" (so wie dort verlangt) angeklebt.- Tls. leicht gebräunt od. braunfleckig, mit zahlr. Blattweisern, Ebde. etw. fleckig, insges. gutes, attraktiv gebundenes Exemplar.# Collection of mediaeval ecclesiastical sources with all annexes edited by Christoph Heinrich Freiesleben (1677-1732).- Attractive bound item in 2 contemporary blind-pressed pigskinbindings.

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        Bestehend Aus schönen Geistreichen Liedern und Psalmen, Nach Ordnung der Jahr=Zeiten... Angebunden: Neu Rigisches Gebet=Buch, Bestehend Aus Andacht= und Trost=vollen Hertzens=Seuffzern...

      Riga und Lpz., Frölich, 1721. 17 x 7 cm. Doppelblattgr. gestoch. Titel, 6 Bl., 1078 S., 23 Bl., 192 S. Mit 35 Kupfertafeln. Mod. Ldr. und Goldschnitt. Umfangreiches Gesangbuch, die Kupfertafeln zeigen hübsche allegorische Darstellungen. - Der Einband teils erneuert. Mit wenigen hs. Notizen. - Selten! Versand D: 6,00 EUR Kulturgeschichte, Religionsgeschichte, Riga

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        Journal abrégé de ce qui s'est passé en la ville de Marseille, depuis qu'elle est affligée de la contagion Tiré du Mémorial de la Chambre du Conseil de l'Hôtel de Ville, tenu par le Sr Pichatty de Croislainte, Conseil et Orateur de la Communauté et Procureur du Roy, de la Police.

      Paris, Henry Charpentier, Jacques Josse et Pierre Prault, 1721, in 8°, de 2ff. 172 pp. 2ff., pl. veau marbré époque, dos orné, chaînette dorée sur les plats, coiffes et coins lèg. frottés, qq. taches (ex-libris gravé Victor de Laprade, académicien) Victor de Laprade fut professeur à la faculté de Lyon, élu à l'Académie française au fauteuil d'Alfred de Musset en 1858 et député du Rhône de 1871 à 1873. Ses poésies sont inspirées par Chateaubriand et Lamartine. Il était l'ami du philosophe A. Blanc de Saint-Bonnet. Seconde édition imprimée à Carpentras quelques mois après la rarissime édition originale marseillaise saisie dès sa parution. C'est une relation détaillée et fidèle de l'effroyable épidémie de peste qui frappa Marseille et la Provence en 1720. C'est la dernière grande épidémie de peste enregistrée en France. "Le Grand-Saint-Antoine", un bateau en provenance du Levant semble être à l'origine de l'épidémie. La peste s'étend rapidement et entraîne près 40 000 décès sur 90 000 habitants, puis en Provence où elle fait près de 100 000 victimes sur une population de 400 000 habitants. L'enlèvement des cadavres du quartier de la Tourette par les galériens de l'Arsenal, mobilisés à cet effet sous les ordres du chevalier Roze constitue un fait majeur de ce tragique évènement. Marseille n'est pas la seule cité atteinte par l'épidémie qui touche également Arles, Aix-en-Provence, Toulon, puis Allauch, Cassis, Aubagne, Alès et Avignon. Coste estime que "cette relation constitue l'une des trois sources essentielles pour l'historiographe de la peste de Marseille" ¶ cf. J. Coste, Représentations et comportements en temps d'épidémie dans la littérature imprimée de peste (1490-1725), p.54 etc.

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        The Works of Geoffrey Chaucer Compared with the many Former Editions, and with many valuable MSS. Out of which , Three Tales are added which were never before Printed; by John Urry, Student of Christ-Church, Oxon,. Deceased: Together with a Glossary, by a Student of the same College. To the Whole is prefixed The Author's Life, newly written, and a Preface, giving an Account of this Edition.

      First Urry Edition. Folio (395x250mm). pp. [52], 626, 81 glossary, [1, errata]. Engraved portraits of Urry and Chaucer by Pigné and Vertue respectively. Each of The Canterbury Tales is illustrated with an engraving of the pilgrim and throughout, there are very pretty headpieces, tailpieces, fleurons and initials. Contemporary panelled calf, decorated in blind, recently and expertly rebacked. Spine lavishly decorated and lettered ("Chaucer's Works") in gilt, six raised bands and seven compartments. The contents are very good. The front pastedown has the armorial bookplate of Lord Kennet of the Dene. Kennet, has made pencil notes in the margins in a few places where he has taken exception to a biographical note or an editorial decision. In particular "Certaine Balades" are noted to be "Not Chaucer" or "Why Here?" and he flatly contradicts Urry's claim that Chaucer was at Cambridge and disputes the date of birth which Urry gives as 1328 (it is 1343). He has also written (in pencil) on the ffep a note listing those works in the book not by Chaucer. This is an excellent, fresh, tight copy of Urry's celebrated and perhaps notorious edition of Chaucer which was the first to use Roman rather than Gothic type. The three added stories are The Coke's Tale of Gamelyn; The Merchant's Second Tale, or the History of Beryn; and The Adventure of the Pardoner and Tapster at the Inn at Canterbury.Before the early century, Chaucer scholarship and biography was incomplete and haphazard. Urry's edition was the first that took all published versions of Chaucer's work and all available manuscripts and collated the various versions to establish what was thought to be Chaucer's intent. It was also one of the first full biographies of Chaucer and remained the standard "Life" until Sir Harris Nicolas's biography in 1844. Urry received the license to publish this edition in 1714, but died before completing it. Thomas Ainsworth took on the project, but also died. Timothy and William Thomas finished it, with Timothy assembling the preface explaining the scholarship and the glossary "explaining the obsolete and difficult words in Chaucer." This frequent passing of the editorial baton clearly affected the quality of the work and Urry's edition has long been criticised for its somewhat fast and loose approach to the texts. However, this an important book in the history of Chaucer scholarship and this copy is a particularly fine example.

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        im Erb-Königreich Böheim und Marggrafthum Mähren, Von einem, dem Publico geneigten Rechtsgelehrten in Druck befördert.

      8. Titel in Rot u. Schwarz m. großer gest. Vignette u. ganzs. Wappenkupfer (verso) sowie zahlr. Holzschn.-Initialen bzw. -vignetten. 9 Bll., 678 S., 35 Bll., Mod. Pgmt. m. Rückentitel. Zweite dt. Ausgabe mit geändertem Druckvermerk, da der Rungersche Verlag 1721 von Georg Lehmann übernommen worden war. - Gegenwaertige Teutsche Stadt-Rechte seynd mit grosser Muehe und sonderbahrem Fleiß aus dem Boehmisch-gedruckten Original in die reine Teutsche Sprach nach Sinn und Ubereinstimmung derselben transferiret und uebersetzt worden [...] (Vorrede an den Leser). - Obgleich zunächst für Prag bestimmt, sollte es doch in den böhmischen Städten überhaupt zur Geltung kommen. Es ist wie ein Lehrbuch abgefaßt, welches das gemeine Recht mit eingestreuten deutschrechtlichen Sätzen darstellt [...]" (Stobbe). - Einige Bll. m. Randläsuren (Titel stärker, verso geklebt u. mit kl. Randausrissen m. min. Buchstabenverlust). Titel u. ein Widmungsbl. gestempelt. Tlw. fleckig u. zu Beginn u. gegen Ende im unteren Rand des Falzes mit Wasserrand. - Stobbe II, 407 (Anm.) Zibrt II, 983.

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        Histoire de Suede sous le Regne de Charles XII.

      Jansons, Amsterdam 1721 - 12 vols. in 6. xlvi, [10], 249, [11], 192p; [13], 258, [8], 365p; [10], 263,[7], 172p; [11], 199, [3], 228p; [11], 159, [17], 238p; [15], 255, [7], 167p. 17 cm full leather bindings with gilt on spines. Includes 51 engraved plates throughout the volumes. FRENCH LANGUAGE TEXT. Ex-library with labels and bookplates on endpapers. Wear to bindings along edges, hinges with bumped corners and some fading to gilt. Bindings intact. Some water staining that discolours several pages in vol. 5, but text and page remain intact and in readable condition. Text unmarked. Ou l'on voit aussi les Revolutions arrivees en differens tems dans ce Royaume; Toute la guerre du nord, et l'avenement de la Reine & du Roi Reguant a la Couronne, jusqu'a present. Enrichie de Medailles & de plusieuri autres Figures. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        The Works of Geoffrey Chaucer Compared with the many Former Editions, and with many valuable MSS. Out of which , Three Tales are added which were never before Printed; by John Urry, Student of Christ-Church, Oxon,. Deceased: Together with a Glossary, by a Student of the same College. To the Whole is prefixed The Author's Life, newly written, and a Preface, giving an Account of this Edition.

      London: Printed for Bernard Lintot 1721 - First Urry Edition. Folio (395x250mm). pp. [52], 626, 81 glossary, [1, errata]. Engraved portraits of Urry and Chaucer by Pigné and Vertue respectively. Each of The Canterbury Tales is illustrated with an engraving of the pilgrim and throughout, there are very pretty headpieces, tailpieces, fleurons and initials. Contemporary panelled calf, decorated in blind, recently and expertly rebacked. Spine lavishly decorated and lettered ("Chaucer's Works") in gilt, six raised bands and seven compartments. The contents are very good. The front pastedown has the armorial bookplate of Lord Kennet of the Dene. Kennet, has made pencil notes in the margins in a few places where he has taken exception to a biographical note or an editorial decision. In particular "Certaine Balades" are noted to be "Not Chaucer" or "Why Here?" and he flatly contradicts Urry's claim that Chaucer was at Cambridge and disputes the date of birth which Urry gives as 1328 (it is 1343). He has also written (in pencil) on the ffep a note listing those works in the book not by Chaucer. This is an excellent, fresh, tight copy of Urry's celebrated and perhaps notorious edition of Chaucer which was the first to use Roman rather than Gothic type. The three added stories are The Coke's Tale of Gamelyn; The Merchant's Second Tale, or the History of Beryn; and The Adventure of the Pardoner and Tapster at the Inn at Canterbury. Before the early century, Chaucer scholarship and biography was incomplete and haphazard. Urry's edition was the first that took all published versions of Chaucer's work and all available manuscripts and collated the various versions to establish what was thought to be Chaucer's intent. It was also one of the first full biographies of Chaucer and remained the standard "Life" until Sir Harris Nicolas's biography in 1844. Urry received the license to publish this edition in 1714, but died before completing it. Thomas Ainsworth took on the project, but also died. Timothy and William Thomas finished it, with Timothy assembling the preface explaining the scholarship and the glossary "explaining the obsolete and difficult words in Chaucer." This frequent passing of the editorial baton clearly affected the quality of the work and Urry's edition has long been criticised for its somewhat fast and loose approach to the texts. However, this an important book in the history of Chaucer scholarship and this copy is a particularly fine example.

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        1721 Guido Panziroli Claris Legum Interpretibus ROMAN LAW Jurisprudence Firchard

      [Lipsiae : Apud Jo. Frid. Gleditschii B. filium, 1721.] - 1721 Guido Panziroli Claris Legum Interpretibus ROMAN LAW Jurisprudence Firchard Guido Panzirolus’s work “De Claris Legum Interpretibus” is a significant and important collection of writings on the history and reception of Roman law in modern civilizations. It includes biographical information on famous legal scholars. This book includes Johann Fichard’s “Vitae Recentiorum”, writings of Marci Mantuae, J.B. Gazalupis, Alberici Gentilis, and Matthew Gribaldi Mophae, each of whom contributed important works to judicial literature. Panziolus was a 16th-century Italian jurist and lawyer. This book is often considered ‘the first legal literary history written by a German with a reliable overview of the stock of juridical literature of the time.’ (Stintzing-L.) This 1721 edition, published with a full-page copper portrait of Panzirolus and edited by C.G. Hoffmann, was the final published edition of this work. Item number: #1186 Price: $750 PANCIROLI, Guido Guidi Panziroli . De claris legum interpretibus libri quatuor [Lipsiae : Apud Jo. Frid. Gleditschii B. filium, 1721.] Details: • Collation complete with all pages: (30), 660, (20) • References: Stintzing-L. I, 59; Brunet IV, 339; Lipenius II, 453; • Binding: Leather; tight & secure • Language: Latin • Provenance: o Bookplate – Guido Kisch A Jewish book collector in Prague o Handwritten – Ad usum P. Udalrici o Handwritten – Kurt Vollmoeller A German antiquarian, book and art collector and writer. As an antiquarian, he built between 1911 and 1936 one of the most important, most precious and beautiful German-speaking private libraries. Kurt Vollmöller came from a family of Protestant theologians, scholars and entrepreneurs. His father, Robert Vollmoller , founded one of the largest German and European textile companies of his time and was one of the pioneers of a social market economy , which placed the interests of the workers equal to those of the entrepreneurs. Kurt's mother, Emilie Vollmöller , born Behr, was a representative of Christian social ethics and stood for equality and women's empowerment. Together with her husband, she founded some social institutions in Vahingen. He was brother to the famous Charles Gustav Vollmoeller (aka Karl Vollmoeller) • Size: ~8in X 7in (20cm x 18cm) • We find only two other examples of this very rare title for sale worldwide at upwards of $2,000 Our Guarantee: Very Fast. Very Safe. Free Shipping Worldwide. Customer satisfaction is our priority! Notify us with 7 days of receiving, and we will offer a full refund without reservation! 1186 Photos available upon request. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Histoire des ordres monastiques, religieux et militaires, et des congrégations seculieres de l'un et de l'autre sexe, qui ont esté etablies jusqu'à present (8 volumes)

      A Paris, chez Jean-Baptiste Coignard, imprimeur ordinaire du Roy et de l'Académie Françoise, ruë S. Jacques à la Bible d'Or 1721 - Huit volumes in-4 (20 x 26 cm), demi-peau à coins, exemplaire probablement relié en Grande-Bretagne, dos à nerfs orné de dorures et décors à froid, gardes couleurs, tranches mouchetées, ensemble bien complet pour cette "Histoire des ordres monastiques, religieux et militaires, et des congrégations séculières de l'un et de l'autre sexe, qui ont esté etablies jusqu'à present ; contenant leur origine, leur fondation, leurs progrès, les évenemens les plus considerables qui y sont arrivés ; la decadence des uns et leur suppression, l'agrandissement des autres, par le moïen des differentes Reformes qui y ont esté introduites, les vies de leurs fondateurs et de leurs Reformateurs : avec des figures qui representent tous les differens habillemens de ces Ordres et de ces Congregations", deuxième impression (voir la notice de Brunet dans son "Manuel du libraire et de l'amateur de livres" éd. 1842, Tome II D-K, p.581), illustrée de 811 gravures hors texte finement gravées par Duflos, Giffart, Poilly et Thomassin (l'édition originale de 1714-1719 contenait 806 planches) ; TOME I : xcviij-399 pp. + 102 planches ; TOME II : 436 pp. + 119 planches ; TOME III : 456 pp. + 120 planches ; TOME IV : 464 pp. + 113 planches ; TOME V : 488 pp. + 87 planches ; TOME VI : 446 pp. + 100 planches ; TOME VII : 493 pp. + 71 planches ; TOME VIII : 446 pp. + 99 planches ; reliure habilement restaurée, mors inférieur fragilisé aux tomes III, IV et VI, mors supérieur fragilisé aux tomes II et V, intérieur frais, bon état. Thomassin,Duflos Cl.,Giffart P.,Poilly [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        De Gedichten. [Waar agter gevoegd is het leeven van den dichter.] 2e druk [deel 1 en 2] en 1e druk [deel 3 en 4]. Haarlem, J. Bosch, 1751-1760 [4 delen].

      "4°: (vol. 1) * 4 (*1+pi1) 2*-5* 4 A-3Q 4 3R 2, gepag.: [2] [40] 494 [6] pp. Gegraveerde titelpagina door Jan Wandelaar (1721), typografische titelpagina in zwart en rood met vignet en 3 ongesigneerde platen met afbeeldingen van (nood)munten; (vol. 2) A 4 (A2+ 2A) B-3S 4, gepag.: [16] 495 [3] pp. Titelvignet door Jan Wandelaar; (vol. 3) [*] 4 2* 4 3* 2 A-2X 4 2Y 4 (2Y1+chi1) 2Z-3S 4 2 3S 4 3T 2 (-3T2, blanco?), gepag.: [20] 504 [10] pp. Titelvignet door Jan Wandelaar, portret van Langendijk door Jakob Houbraken, 2 huwelijksprenten door Jan Wandelaar en 2 door Jan Punt (1743, 1744), waarvan 3 uitslaand; (vol. 4) * 4 [2*] 2 A-R 4 2* 2 S-3B 4 2A-D 4 2E 2 (- 2 E2, blanco), gepag.: 8 [4] 382, 34 pp. Titelvignet. Half leer, zwartleren titelschildjes, 2 ruggen aan bovenzijde beschadigd, verder goede set. Lit.: De la Fontaine Verwey, De illustratie van letterkundige werken in de XVIIIe eeuw (Amsterdam 1934); Hanou, 'Pieter Langendijk debuteert met 'Don Quichot op de bruiloft van Kamacho'', in: Een theatergeschiedenis der Nederlanden (Amsterdam 1996); Koster, Van schavot tot schouwburg; vijfhonderd jaar toneel in Haarlem (Haarlem 1970) p.192; Smit, Pieter Langendijk (Hilversum 2000) Smit 144, 185, 194"."Vierdelige uitgave van het toneelwerk en de gedichten. De eerste twee delen met het grote lofdicht op Haarlem en alle bekende en veel gespeelde blijspelen en kluchten zijn een herdruk van de uitgave uit 1721 bij de weduwe van Barend Visscher in Amsterdam, het derde deel verscheen eerst 30 jaar later en het vierde postuum in 1760, tegelijk met de herdruk van de eerste twee delen, bij zijn vriend, de Haarlemse uitgever-boekhandelaar Jan Bosch (ca. 1710-1780?). Dat vierde deel bevat het intrigerende, maar zelden gespeelde toneelspel 'Spiegel der vaderlandsche kooplieden' (ca. 1756), volgens Kees Smit een beklemmend en realistisch stuk waarin Langendijk een hele generatie kooplieden hekelt. De opvoering ervan begin 1786 door het Haarlemse gezelschap 'Leerzaam vermaak' is volgens Simon Koster de première geweest van het stuk. Opmerkelijk zijn de twee verschillende titelvignetten: op de titelpagina van het eerste en vierde deel staat het 'E silva litterae'-vignet van drukker Bosch (met een gezicht op Haarlem en L.J. Coster), op die van het tweede en derde deel een vignet met Fumus gloria mundi. Dat is de zinspreuk die de (door Langendijk gewaardeerde) burleske dichter Focquenbroch een halve eeuw vroeger al voor zijn werk plaatste. Dit vignet is gegraveerd door een andere goede vriend van Langendijk, de tekenaar-graveur Jan Wandelaar (1692-1759)."

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        AGUDEZAS DE.: 1ª PARTE

      - 1721 Vicente de Senosiayn, Madrid Trad. notas y adiciones de Francisco de la Torre. 8 (h) 346 p. 21x14 cm. Enc. pergamino. Poco fatigado y oxidado Para ver o recibir fotografías de los libros puede ir a nuestra web.

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        Opticks: or, a Treatise of the Reflections, Refractions, Inflections and Colours of Light.

      London: Printed for William and John Innys,, 1721. The Third Edition, Corrected. Octavo (195 x 122 mm). Contemporary speckled calf, red morocco label to spine, boards tooled in blind with floriate motifs and lozenge pattern to central panels, edges sprinkled red. With the final leaf of advertisements. 12 engraved folding plates. Bookplate of High Legh Library to front pastedown. Joints and spine ends skilfully repaired, a few marks to boards, occasional foxing to contents, overall a bright, clean copy. Third edition of Newton's major work on his corpuscular or emission theory of light, "a work of great authority" (PMM) both on its first publication in 1704 and in the present day. "The Opticks of 1704–6, generalizing the message of the Principia, issued a manifesto of his new programme. The mechanical philosophy with its imagined mechanisms of imagined particles was out. Forces mathematically defined, explaining observed motions in a quantitatively precise manner, formed the centrepiece of Newtonian science. Modern science has shaped itself accordingly. The same Opticks also contained at the end the first full papers in mathematics that Newton made public" (ODNB). As Babson notes, this is a reprint of the second edition (1717-18) with a few corrections and one additional passage referring to Noah and his sons.

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        Historie van mevrouwe de hartoginne van Pompadour. [Wrapper-title: Levensbeschryving van de hartoginne van Pompadour]. Zaltbommel, Johannes Willem Kanneman, 1761. 8vo. With engraved frontispiece and title-page printed in red and black. Recased in 18th-century vellum, later endpapers, preserving the original publisher's printed wrappers.

      Buisman 1029; STCN (2 copies); Ter Horst no. X; Waller 745. First and only edition of Kersteman's extremely rare "histoire scandaleuse", describing the flagrant life of Madame de Pompadour (1721-1764), mistress of Louis XV. The book is described on the title-page and in the preface as a defence against the slanderous biographies published by the French and English. This apparently couldn't convince the French ambassador Louis Augustin d'Affry, who had, immediately after publication, destroyed the full run after buying all available copies for their full price, to defend Madame de Pompadour her good name. With modern bookplate on pastedown. The engraved frontispiece is possibly transferred from another work and has a small restored tear in the margins. Faint dampstain in the last quire and a few spots throughout. Good untrimmed copy. The original wrappers soiled, but the vellum very good.

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        Athenae Oxonienses. An exact history of all the writers and bishops who have had their education in the most antient [sic] and famous University of Oxford, from the fifteenth year of King Henry the Seventh, A.D. 1500, to the Author's Death.

      R. Knaplock, D. Midwinter, and T. J. Tonson, London 1721 - Second And Best Edition. Two Blank Front End Papers, Xii, 371, 143, Vi (Index To Volume I), Vi, 593, 139, Viii (Index To Volume Ii). Two Volumes Bound As One, 16" X 11" X 3 1/2"; Two Pages Printed On Each Side Of Each Leaf, Title Pages Printed In Red And Black. Original Tooled Paneled Calf With Three Panels, Spine With Six Plain And Heavy Bands. Pencil Ownership Signature On Verso Of Second Blank Front Endpaper At Corpus Christi College, 1899, No Other Marks, No Stains Or Tears Or Damp Marks. All Edges Of Binding Are Worn With Slight Losses, Joints Cracked But Binding Cords Strong. Extra Postage Required Due To Weight And Size, International Shipment At Usps Insured Rate. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        The British merchant;

      3 vols., 8vo., liv + 378pp., 2 folding tables, and vi + 443 + (1) and (2) + vi + 3-382 + (36)pp., index, preliminary and final leaves lightly spotted, closed tear to A3 (vol.III) with slight loss of text (sense recoverable however), else a crisp clean copy in full contemporary mottled calf, gilt border to covers, spines elaborately decorated in gilt in compartments, contrasting morocco labels lettered in gilt, joints rubbed with some exposure to cords, spines just worn at head, still an attractive set. With the stamp of Augsburg College, Minnesota, on front and rear pastedowns in each volume.Publisher: London, John Darby,Year: 1721Edition: First edition.

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        Athenae Oxonienses. An exact history of all the writers and bishops who have had their education in the most antient [sic] and famous University of Oxford, from the fifteenth year of King Henry the Seventh, A.D. 1500, to the Author's Death...

      London: R. Knaplock, D. Midwinter, and T. J. Tonson, 1721. Second Edition, Rev and Enlarged. Paneled Calf. Very Good/No Jacket. 16" Tall. Second And Best Edition. Two Blank Front End Papers, Xii, 371, 143, Vi (Index To Volume I), Vi, 593, 139, Viii (Index To Volume Ii). Two Volumes Bound As One, 16" X 11" X 3 1/2"; Two Pages Printed On Each Side Of Each Leaf, Title Pages Printed In Red And Black. Original Tooled Paneled Calf With Three Panels, Spine With Six Plain And Heavy Bands. Pencil Ownership Signature On Verso Of Second Blank Front Endpaper At Corpus Christi College, 1899, No Other Marks, No Stains Or Tears Or Damp Marks. All Edges Of Binding Are Worn With Slight Losses, Joints Cracked But Binding Cords Strong. Extra Postage Required Due To Weight And Size, International Shipment At Usps Insured Rate.

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        Les termes de la ley: or, Certain difficult and obscure words and terms of the common and statute laws of this realm, now in use, expounded and explained. Corrected and enlarged, with the addition of many other words; particularly of those that have been lately introduced in the statute law of Great Britain, never printed in any other impression

      London: In the Savoy: Printed by Eliz. Nutt and R. Gosling, (assigns of Edward Sayer, Esq;) for R. Gosling at the Middle-Temple-Gate in Fleet-street. MDCCXXI. [1721], 1721. Book. Very Good. Leather. Description: 8vo (8 × 5¼ in): [4], 592 p. Modern half-calf over marbled boards, gilt title label. · Register: 8º: A^2 B-2P^8. · Condition: Pages clean and bright. An attractive copy. · Comments: By Cowley's count, the 28th edition. The first English law dictionary, the definitions given in both law French and English, in parallel columns. · References: S&M 1:11(48); Cowley 208; ESTC T130235..

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        Het leven van den heldenhaften Carel den XII. Koning der Sweden.

      Amsterdam, Janssoons van Waesberge 1721 - Pergamenteinband, etwas berieben, Seiten deutlich nachgedunkelt, Vorsatzblatt und Deckblatt mit Stahlstich leicht fleckig, sonst sind die Seiten sauber, im hinteren Teil gefaltete und mit eingebundene Karte, sehr selten und altersbedingt gut erhalten 643 S., Niederländisch 484g [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        [Canterbury Tales] 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; By John Urry, Student of Christ-Church, Oxon. Deceased: March, 17, 1714/9. Together with a Glossary, By a Student of the same College. Jim Thomas. To the Whole is prefixed The Author’s Life, newly written, and a Preface, giving an Account of this Edition

      London: printed for Bernard Lintot, between the Temple-Gates, MDCCXXI. [1721]. First Edition thus. Mottled Calf. Fine. First Urry Edition. Folio: [52],626,81pp, with engraved frontispiece portrait of Urry by Nicolas Pigne and title-page vignette of Chaucer's tomb, full-page portrait of Chaucer, illustration of the pilgrims leaving the Tabard Inn, and 26 equestrian portraits of the tellers of tales (including the Plowman) as well as two characters within the tales, Gamelyn and Sir Thopas (30 illustrations in total), all by George Vertue (see Reimer), with numerous head- and tail-pieces and decorative type devices. Glossary separately pagination, followed by Errata on verso of final leaf. Printed by William Bowyer, whose ledger records three sizes: 1000 copies demy [folio]; 240 royal [folio]; 10 writing [or super-] royal [folio]. Early full mottled calf, modern matching morocco spine in seven compartments with oak-leaf and acorn gilt device in six and red morocco lettering piece gilt, endpapers renewed. An excellent, wide-margined example with only intermittent toning to text, otherwise clean, fresh, and tightly bound. Alston, III 35. Maslen & Lancaster (Bowyer ledger) 779. Lowndes 426. NCBEL I 557. Graesse II, p. 127. Reimer, "The Urry Chaucer and George Vertue," Chaucer Review, vol. 41, no. 1 (2006), pp. 105-109. Unfinished at Urry’s death, with final revision entrusted to Timothy Thomas, who wrote the preface and glossary "explaining the obsolete and difficult words." The first edition since that of William Thynne, in 1534, "to seek systematically to assemble a substantial number of manuscripts to establish his text . . . and the first to print texts of ‘Gamelyn’ and ‘The Tale of Beryn’, works ascribed to, but not by, Chaucer." (ODNB) It was, as well, the first edition that collated all published versions of Chaucer's work to come up with that closest to what was thought to be Chaucer's intent, and the first printed in roman type rather than Gothic black letter. N. B. With few exceptions (always identified), we only stock books in exceptional condition. All orders are packaged with care and posted promptly. Satisfaction guaranteed.

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        Historie van mevrouwe de hartoginne van Pompadour. [Wrapper-title: Levensbeschryving van de hartoginne van Pompadour]. Zaltbommel, Johannes Willem Kanneman, 1761. 8vo. With engraved frontispiece and title-page printed in red and black. Recased in 18th-century vellum, later endpapers, preserving the original publisher's printed wrappers.

      Buisman 1029; STCN (2 copies); Ter Horst no. X; Waller 745. First and only edition of Kersteman's extremely rare "histoire scandaleuse", describing the flagrant life of Madame de Pompadour (1721-1764), mistress of Louis XV. The book is described on the title-page and in the preface as a defence against the slanderous biographies published by the French and English. This apparently couldn't convince the French ambassador Louis Augustin d'Affry, who had, immediately after publication, destroyed the full run after buying all available copies for their full price, to defend Madame de Pompadour her good name. With modern bookplate on pastedown. The engraved frontispiece is possibly transferred from another work and has a small restored tear in the margins. Faint dampstain in the last quire and a few spots throughout. Good untrimmed copy. The original wrappers soiled, but the vellum very good.

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        Specimen Medico-Practico-Botanicum, Oder kurtze und deutsche Erklärung, derer in der Medicin gebräuchlichsten und in Dännemark wachsenden Erd-Gewächse, Planzen und Kräuter, wie auch dessen was von denselben iunsern Apothecken bereitet wird und bereitet werden kan...Ordnung gebracht wir solche Plantzen, Kräutern und Blumen Anno 1719 in hiesigem Königlichen Medicinischen Kräutergarten...Ins Teutsche übers. von Balthasare Johan de Buchwald.

      Copenhagen, Höppfner, (1721). 8vo. Samt. helldrbd. Ryg og kapitæl med brugsspor. (16),544 pp. Bladkanter brunede. Med omkring 180 indklæbede planter fra Botanisk Haves medicinplanter. 8vo. Contemporary full calf. Spine and capitals with wear. Edges of leaves browned. (16), 544 pp. With ab. 180 original, dried plants taken from the medical plants of the Botanical Gardens inserted. Ab. 10 plants might have fallen out, but it's not certain that they were ever inserted. Extremely rare. This truly splendid book contains a stunning ab. 180 real, dried plants, taken from the Botanical Gardens in Copenhagen in ab. 1720. Buchwald was the King's doctor. He was a skilled surgeon, and due to his frindship with the king, he was given the chair of medical professor at the university in Copenhagen. This profoundly changed medical studies in Denmark, where previously only theoretical doctors had taught surgery to the students. He also had a keen interest in botany and as professor of medicine, he was in charge of the great botaical gardens with its excellent section of medicinal plants. The moment he was put in charge, he began reforming the Botanical Garden, which did not please everyone. He also made the present work, which is a sort of descriptive catalogue of the , in which he organized the plants alphabetically and enhanced it with real specimens from the Garden. The work first appeared with Latin text in 1720. and the year after in German translation, by his son. Both versions appeared both with and witout the original plants, thus also as a mere printed catalogue. And copies vary. With its real inserted plants, the book must be considered the greatest curiosity of Danish botanical literature. It is also of the utmost scarcity, as most of the copies of both the Latin and the German version were destroyed at the fire of Copenhagen. _________________________Buchwald blev kongens livbarber og livlæge, holdt til sin død forelæsninger over lægeplanter og var p.g.a. sin uddannelse lidet anset, således spottes han af Holbergi Peder Paars, hvor han optræder som Jens Blok. Han blev ved kgl. protektion professor og startede straks på at reformere Botanisk Have. I dette værk, som er et beskrivende katalog lod han havens planter ordne alfabetisk og forsynede bogen med indklæbede planter fra haven. Udkom først på latin 1720 og året efter i oversættelse ved hans søn. Bogen med sine indklæbede planter er vel det største kuriosum i dansk botanisk litteratur, og tillige af største sjældenhed idet en stor del af oplaget gik til ved Københavns brand. Katalogen udkom både med og uden planter, og de enkelte eksemplarer adskiller sig dermed fra hinanden. I dette eksemplar kunne det tyde på, at omkr. 10 planter er faldet ud, hvis de overhovedet har været der fra starten. Carl Christensen I: p.38, 2 b.

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        Distinta Relazione del Mostruoso Pesce Preso da' Pescatori Napolitani nella Spiaggia detta il Ponte della Maddelena il di 6 Giugno 1721

      Napolo: Per Francesco Ricciardi, 1721 - Single bifolium, modern marbled wrappers, four pages. Woodcut vignette title and woodcut illustration in the text. A learned bookman from Berkeley, California generously interpreted the text for us: "A popular account of a female Great White Shark captured and killed by an armada of Neapolitan fishermen in a "vendetta" undertaken after one of their number was eaten while diving for shellfish. Inside the shark were found a great many fish and a few human bones, including the scalp of the poor fisherman, with hair still intact. Since the days of Pliny, the Bay of Naples has been notable for the variety and abundance of its seafood. It was the inevitable location for the world's leading marine research station, the Stazione zoologica Anton Dohrn, founded in 1872, staffed by scientists, with specimens supplied by local fishermen. The characteristic Neapolitan mixture of science and superstition may be seen in this pamphlet, which gives the scientific name of the "mostruoso pesce", Canis Charcharias, while noting that it is the habit of the locals to set its teeth in silver as an amulet to hang round the necks of children, to ward off fear and the pains of teething." Francesco Ricciardi was a Neapolitan printer and publisher in the first half of the 18th century. Title a little spotted and foxed at the edges; very good copy. Rare. [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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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. LACKS 2 PLATES. 8vo, approximately 195 x 120 mm, 7¾ x 4½ inches, title page printed red and black, engraved frontispiece portrait of the artist, 33 of 35 engraved plates of which 3 folding, (lacks folding plate of a horse and a man with his arms behind his back) a few head- and tailpieces, pages: [16], [1]-189 plus [16] index and 3 pages of adverts, bound in full leather, rebacked with the old calf covers, 2 gilt lettered labels to spine, gilt rules to spine and edges of covers. Binding rubbed, gilt lettering a little dull, pastedowns and endpapers stained at edges, age-browned and a little dusty, free endpaper slightly trimmed at bottom edge, title page has pale age-browning and a narrow strip of acid free paper repair tape to blank side of outer edge, hardly noticeable, portrait frontispiece has pale water stain to top margin and pale age-browning, first 42 pages have pale foxing to top margins, 2 small repairs to first free endpaper, small hole neatly repaired at top corner of blank margin with loss of page number, a narrow 1½" hole to last page of adverts, just touching 3 letters, meaning easily understood, some pale foxing and browning to text and plates, mostly to margins, otherwise a good copy, lacking 2 plates as mentioned. 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. MORE IMAGES ATTACHED TO THIS LISTING, ALL ZOOMABLE CLICK IN IMAGE, FURTHER IMAGES ON REQUEST. POSTAGE AT COST.

      [Bookseller: Roger Middleton]
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        A Complete Collection of Scotish Proverbs Explained and Made Intelligible to the English Reader.

      William and John Innys, 1721. 1st Edition . Hardcover. Very Good. (14), 400, (18)p. Rebound in half morocco. First edition. Rober Maxtone Graham's bookplate to the front pastedown. Index to the rear. An extensive collection of Scottish proverbs, some of which are first recorded here, such as: 'Busy folks are always meddling'. Where needed there is an explanation, and occasionally the English or Latin alternative. Scottish words are explained in the margin. Condition: Very good. Light shelfwear. Some marks to the leather. Small ink inscription "rebound in 1973" to rear pastedown. Pencil inscriptions to the front endpapers, front blank and title page. Some offsetting to the endpapers. Section cut out of front blank measuring approx 7x2cm. Some tidemarks to the gutters. Occasional spots or thumbmark. Some small pencil marks to the margins.

      [Bookseller: Blueberry Books]
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        Colloquia chyrurgica: or, the whole art of surgery epitomiz'd and made easie, according to modern practice ... The third edition, revised and corrected

      London: printed for A. Bettesworth, 1721. 8vo, pp. [16], 192, [8]; contemporary full calf, red morocco label; some mould on endpapers and flyleaves, some modest spotting and browning of the pages, and one mild waterstain through the bottom third of the first 35 pages; all else very good and sound. Interesting compendium of surgery in which "all things necessary to be known and practis'd in the cure of tumors, ulcers, wounds, fractures, and dislocations, are concisely handled." First published in 1705 as Colloquia chirurgica. The author was a surgeon in the Royal Navy.

      [Bookseller: Rulon-Miller Books]
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        The Select Works of Mr. John Dennis

      London - J. D. 1721 - The very scarce collectd works of John Denns, regarded as Englands first drama critic. The first volume contains two title pages with different dates. The first title page is a more detailed one, is dated 1721, with the second, shorter title page dated 1718. The second volume contains one title page only, dated 1718. John Dennis (1657 - January 6, 1734), was an English critic and dramatist, born in London, the son of a saddler. Neither the poems nor the plays of Dennis are much remembered, although one of his tragedies, a violent attack on the French in harmony with popular prejudice, entitled Liberty Asserted, was produced with great success at Lincoln's Inn Fields in 1704. Dennis is best remembered as a critic, and his earliest works, which lack the rancour that afterwards gained him the nickname of Furius, are regarded as his best. His sense of his own importance approached mania, and he is said to have desired the Duke of Marlborough to have a special clause inserted in the Treaty of Utrecht to secure him from French vengeance. Marlborough pointed out that although he had been a still greater enemy of the French nation, he had no fear for his own security. This tale and others of a similar nature may well be exaggerations prompted by his enemies, but the infirmities of character and temper indicated in them were real. Condition: These volume have been rebound with new pastedowns and end papers. There is some mild wear to the extremities, including a few marks to the boards and mild bumping to the spines. Internally the pages are generally clean and bright apart from a few handling marks and some minor brown spots on various pages throughout both text. The first title page of the first volume is spotted and somewhat discoloured. There are library stickers to both, front pastedowns and the remnants of stickers to both front, blank end papers. On the whole these books are in very good condition. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Rooke Books PBFA]
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