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        A Critical Essay Concerning Marriage. To Which Is Added, An Historical Account of the Marriage Rites and Ceremonies of the Greeks and Romans, and Our Saxon Ancestors, and of Most Nations of the World at This Day. By a Gentleman.

      Printed for Charles Rivington, London 1724 - [20], 310 (but actually 343), [5]pp. Contemporary paneled calf, spine with raised bands and leather label stamped in gold, edges stained red. Initials, head-pieces and tail-pieces. With the bookplate of Castle Howard on the front pastedown endpaper. Some wear to extremities, hinges reinforced, two short corner tears to the first two leaves, mild scattered foxing. A very good copy. ; Octavo [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Roüen Ville Capitale de Normandie [ Carte - Plan ]. A 15 degrez 45 minutes de Longitude et a 49 degrez 30 minutes de Latitude.

      Carte gravée au format 60 x 46 cm, Chez le Sr Danet, Gendre de l'Auteur sur le Pont Notre Dame à la Sphère Royale, 1724, à l'échelle de 500 pas communs Belle carte gravée de Rouen (une très petite brûlure, bel état par ailleurs) Français

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        Kaap de Goede Hoop, Kaapstad - Francois Valentijn, 1724-1726.

      ?Nieuwe Kaart van Caap der Goede Hoop? met gedetailleerde inzet ?Kaart van de Caap der Goede Hoop waar in aangetoond werden de voornaamste Plaatzen, met de Naamen van der zelver besitters? vervaardigd door Fran?ois Valentijn. Later met de hand gekleurd. Afm.: 56.7 x 44.7 cm. Uitgegeven te Dordrecht 1724-1726 door Joannes van Braam en Gerard onder de Linden als deel van Valentijn?s "Oud en Nieuw Oost-Indien, vervattende Een naaukeurige en uitvoerige verhandelinge van Nederlands mogentheyd in die gewesten, benevens eene wydluftige beschryvige der Moluccos ... en alle de Eylanden Onder dezelve landbestieringen behoorende; English comptoir op Suratte, en de levens der Groote Mogols ..."Fran?ois Valentijn was een dominee, natuurvorser en schrijver die vooral bekend is om zijn Oud en Nieuw Oost-Indien, een geschiedenis van de Verenigde Oost-Indische Compagnie en hun activiteiten in Oost-Indi?. Valentijn?s kaarten behoorden tot de meest nauwkeurige en grootschalige producties over het gebied tot dan toe gepubliceerd. Als officer had Valentijn toegang tot V.O.C. documenten die hij compileerde tot een uitzonderlijke collectie kaarten. Valentijn?s werk is zo superieur aan eerdere kaarten dat de publicatie ervan, gezien het strenge geheimhoudingsbeleid van de V.O.C. met name voor wat betreft cartografisch materiaal, verrassend is.De kaart bestrijkt het gebied van de West-Kaap en Kaap de Goede Hoop tot net voorbij Algoa Bay in het oosten. De bewoonde gebieden zijn duidelijk gegraveerd, evenals bergen en rivieren met de namen van stammen en dorpen. De inzet kaart van Kaapstad en Vaalsbaai (False Bay) geeft een schat aan informatie, waaronder de namen en locaties van individuele boeren. Ook wegen en topografie zijn aangegeven.Deze invloedrijke kaart werd gedurende de 18de-eeuw door andere cartografen meermaals gebruikt als voorbeeld voor andere kaarten.Prijs: ?1.250,-.

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        Memoirs of the Life and Adventures of Signor Rozelli, At the Hague, Giving a Particular Account of His Birth, Education, Slavery, Monastick State, Imprisonment in the Inquisition at Rome, and the Different Figures he has Since Made, as Well in Italy, as in France and Holland,together with A Continuation of the Life and Adventures of Signor Rozelli, Late of the Hague, Giving an Account of all that Befell him from the Time of His Arrival in Holland to the Day of his Death; in a Series of the most Diverting History and Surprising Events Ever Yet Made Publick. Complete in Two Volumes

      London: John Morphew, 1724. First English language edition. Hardcover. Very Good. English translation of Olivier's Signor Rozelli, attributed to Daniel Defoe, together with the very scarce continuation and second volume. Complete in two volumes. 1709/ 1724. First English language edition, from the second French edition. First volume in contemporary paneled calf with recent spine, 8vo. Second volume in 19th c. 3/4 morocco and marbled boards, with gilt and leather title, spine decoration. 325, 164pp. with copper-engraved frontis and plates. Very good. surface rubbing to leather of boards, faint old damp stain periodic foxing to contents. Internally complete and unmarked in sound bindings. Housed in mylar. Digital images available upon request. 2vol.

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        Les oeuvres

      Old edition the most complete, and the last before that achieved in 1857 by Antoine de Latour (for aillleurs more exhaustive). "These two volumes, which follow the collection of French poets published by COUSTELIER, are difficult to find." Brunet, IV, 1071.Bound in red morocco from the late nineteenth Belz-Niedrée signed. spine elegantly decorated nerves, tail wheel; title and date browned. Triple mentoring net on the boards. Rich inner frieze. Gilt edges. --- Please note that the translation in english is done automatically, we apologize if the formulas are inaccurate. Contact us for any information! Chez Antoine Urbain Coustelier à Paris 1724 2 tomes en 2 Vol. in-12 (9,5x16cm) relié

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        The Art of Being Easy at all Times, and in all Places. Written chiefly for the use of a Lady of Quality. Made English from the French original by Edward Combe. The second edition.

      Printed for C. Rivington at the Bible and Crown. 1724 [ii] blank, [xxii], 163, [1] blank, [4]pp contents. 12mo. Leading pastedown not laid down. Contemp. full sheep; worn but sound. Signature of Ch. Milner & label of Alfred Viscount Milner.ESTC T109131, British Library, University of Bristol & Cambridge only in UK; Williamsburg and Michigan State only in North America.

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        Vorstellung des erbärmlichen Zustands.1784.als der Eisbruch auf dem Rheinflus geschehen.

      - Altkol. Kupferstich v. Johann Baptist Bergmüller ( 1724-1785 ), Augsburg, 1784, 26 x 42 cm Das Guckkastenblatt zeigt die Hochwasserkatastrophe nach dem Eisbruch im Frühjahr 1784; die Genauigkeit der Stadtdarstellung spielt hier eine untergeordnete Rolle. Sievers 112 ** Photos auf Wunsch im JPG-Format erhältlich.**

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        Die Domm Kirche in der Stadt Cölln am Rhein - L'Eglise cathedrale dans la Ville de Cologne sur Rhin.

      - Altkol. Kupferstich v. Johann Baptist Bergmüller ( 1724-1785 ), Augsburg, um 1780, 25 x 40 cm Das Guckkastenblatt zeigt die Ansicht des Domes von der Nordseite mit Darstellung der Überführung der Heiligen drei Könige; die genaue Darstellung des Domes und der umliegenden Bebauung spielt eine untergeordnete Rolle. ** Photos auf Wunsch im JPG-Format erhältlich.**

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        Gründliches Lexicon Mythologicum, Worinne So wohl die fabelhafte, als wahrscheinliche und eigentliche Historie derer alten und bekannten Römischen, Griechischen und Egyptischen Götter und Göttinnen, wie auch Helden und Heldinnen, setsamen Wunder-Thiere, merckwürdigen Flüsse, Brunnen, Berge und dergleichen zur Mythologie, oder so genannten Historis Poetica gehörigen Dinge....Anbey ein so nöthiges, als nützliches Genealogicon Mythistoricum, mit angehänget...

      Leipzig, Verlegts Joh. Friedrich Gleditschens seel. Sohn, Anno 1724. 1. Ausgabe. (26) 1972 Spalten. Mit 31 genealogischen Tabellen im Anhang auf 32 Seiten. Mit 1 Titelkupfer und zweifarbig bedrucktem Titelblatt. Gr.-8°. Ganzledereinband der Zeit auf echten Bünden und handumstochenen Kapitalbändern Maßgebliches mythologisches Lexikon des 18. Jahrhunderts, von Goethe für seinen Faust eifrig benutzt. Eine 2. Auflage, von J.J. Schwabe überarbeitet, erschien 1770. - Einband beschabt mit leichten Stoßstellen. Durch intensiven Gebrauch Rückengoldschrift abgeblättert und das Rückenleder an den Kapitalen ca. 1cm durchgeschliffen. Vorderes Vorsatzblatt nur zu einem Drittel erhalten. Sonst im inneren Bereich sehr guter Erhaltungszustand. Versand D: 5,00 EUR

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        Recueil d'emblêmes, devises, medailles, et figures hyeroglyphiques [...]

      New Ediiton, abundantly illustrated with 233 plates containing multiple figures, and a portrait of the author as a frontispiece by Edelinck. Three titles recorded. The original was published in 1685, the latter seems to have been increased. Full mottled brown calf. Smooth back decorated. Part of title in red morocco. A lack in mind. Bit split head (flat top). Good copy. This type of collection, composed of emblems, figures and allegories was for artists. A dictionary of allegorical figures. 153 sheets of figures, 62 plates of emblems (multiple figures) and 17 boards for the currency. --- Please note that the translation in english is done automatically, we apologize if the formulas are inaccurate. Contact us for any information! Chez Claude Jombert à Paris 1724 in-8 (12x20cm) (2) 62p. (62pl.) (4) 16p. (153Pl.) 24p. (2) (17Pl.) 3 parties reliées en un volume

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        Commentaire littéral sur tous les livres de l'Ancien et du Nouveau Testament

      Paris: Chez Emery, Saugrain l'aîné, Pierre Martin, 1724. Published as 8 volumes in 9 parts (2 parts to Volume I); missing Volume IV. All volumes: Brown leather/folio boards. Six raised bands on spines with elaborate gilt decoration and titles. Marbled end papers. Page edges colored red. Small bw illus. on each title page and decorative headings throughout. Bw engraved illus. at top of each first page of each book of the Bible. Volume I, Part I: 654 pp. with folding bw engraved map of the Holy Lands; Volume I, Part II: 619 pp.; Volume II: xlviii + 984 pp. with folding map of The Promised Land; Volume III: xvi + 1120; (Volume IV missing); Volume V: 950 pp.; Volume VI: xxxiv + 1100 pp.; Volume VII: lxxvii + 1040 + lxv with folding map of The Promised Land; Volume VIII: 1071 + page of adversitement. Oversize and heavy (87 pounds) and will require extra postage. The entire Bible, with commentary, written with a few "books" in each volume, complete (no follow-through to next volume). Text in two columns, Latin on the left, French on the right, with the commentary in French below. All prefatory and ancillary text in French, but footnotes contain a good bit of Hebrew and Greek. Text of each volume remarkably clean and bright. Small lib. stamp on each title page ("BIBLIOT. SCHOL. ANT. OBS. COL. CLUN" with an image of the coat-of-arms of Cluny, France). Scuffing to all covers and varying degrees of bumping to nearly all corners. Spines darkened and brittle with leather missing from some gutter parts. White library numbers on all spines. Bindings and covers mostly tight; all text blocks tight/secure. Varying degrees (from none to middling) of staining to some pages, mostly at an edge/corner. A few small spots here and there, but none appear to be foxing. Volume I, Part I: Map torn in two places and wrinkled at gutter. Volume II has pp. xli - xliv bound out of place after p. xlviii and the map, but the text is complete. Map has one small edge tear and a wrinkle at the gutter. Volume III: nothing unusual. (Volume IV): Missing. Volume V: upper outer corner of back cover missing. Volume VI: nothing unusual. Volume VII: white lib. mark at head of spine, upside-down; map has small tear and wrinkle at gutter; leather peeling at hinge of back cover; leather missing from 4 gutters. Volume VIII: nothing unusual.

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        Description de lIsle de Hermaphrodites nouvellement decouverte pour servir de supplement au journal de Henri III Cologne heritiers de Demen

      

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        Rotterdamse heldendaden onder de stadvoogdy van den jongen heer Frans van Brederode, genaamt Jonker Fransen oorlog.

      Rotterdam: Philippus Lobel, 1724 First edition. 8vo (20,2 x 11,8 cm). Contemporary gilt-decorated marbled full calf, elaborately gilt-decorated covers with bird motives, gilt-decorated spine with 5 raised bands, 5 gilt fleurons and a gilt-lettered label. Illustrated with a frontispiece of Frans van Bredero and a folding plan of Rotterdam as it was in 1488. First edition in a splendid binding from the workshop named "Crescent Moon Bindery" by Jan Storm van Leeuwen. Upper and lower part of spine slightly damaged, corners slightly bumbed, gilt decorations of upper board edges partly gone and a few small stains on last pages, but otherwise a fine copy of a splendid luxury binding. For a full description and more images please visit: www.zaalbooks.nl .

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        THE NEW HISTORY OF VALENTINE AND ORSON, Abstracted from the French, and the best English Originals. With a new set of Figures more Expressive of the Story, and better Adapted to the Entertainment of the Reader, than any yet Extant.

      162, plus [6 'contents'] pages. Wood-engraved frontispiece and many cuts within the text. Contemporary plain sheep, sometime re-backed in calf. Bookplate; some browning; but a very good copy.

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        Moeurs des Sauvages Ameriquains, comparées aux moeurs des premiers temps.

      Paris: Saugrain and Hochereau, 1724. Two volumes, quarto, with 42 engraved plates and a map; contemporary French sprinkled calf, rebacked. First edition: pioneering anthropology based on direct observations made by Lafitau over six years in Canada, particularly of the Iroquois people. Lafitau's study influenced, among others, Rousseau and Chateaubriand, and drew the vituperation of Voltaire. A Jesuit priest, Lafitau spent the years 1712-1718 in Canada, at least part of the time living among the Iroquois. 'In his endeavour to prove American aborigines were of Tartar stock, he prepared an encyclopaedic work describing in great detail and accuracy their customs, religions, beliefs and social organisation' (TPL).The social scientists of the Enlightenment saw Lafitau's book as 'a convincing demonstration of the fact that contemporary American society could be regarded as a kind of living model... of human society in the 'first' or 'earliest' stage of its development. Lafitau, in other words, had in their view vindicated the hypothesis that in the beginning all the World was America...' (R.L. Meek, Social Science and the Ignoble Savage, 1976; p. 57). New spines and labels on old French binding, original sides rubbed.

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        Vicaria Leodiensis or the history of the church of Leedes in YorkshireandnbspContaining An Account of the Learned Men Bishops and Writers who have been Vicars of that populous Parish with the Catalogues of their Works Printed and Manuscript To which are added The Lives of several Archbishops of York and other eminent persons Benefactors to that Church with many other Things interspersandlsquod relating to the City and County of York And Archbishop Thoresbyandrsquos memorable exposition of the Decalogue Creed and Lordandrsquos Prayer With an Appendix of the Original Records and Manuscripts

      

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        Historia tripartita comprehendida em tres tratados. No Primeyro se descrevem as vidas, & os gloriosos Triumphos dos Santos Martyres, Veríssimo, Maxima, & Julia, suas Irmáas Padrocyros de Lisboa, & do Real Mosteyro de Santos. No Segundo se dá noticia da vinda, & Prégação do Apostolo Santiago às Hespanhas, & do principio, & origem de sua esclarecida Ordem; & de seus nobilissimos Mestres atè a sua separação, & eleyção dos Mestres Portuguezes. No Terceyro se descrevem os principios do Real Convento de Santos, & a noticia de suas Illustres Comendadeyras, desde o Anno de 1212, atè os nossos tempos.

      Lisbon, Na Officina de Antonio Pedrozo Galram, 1724. - 4°, recent antique speckled sheep, spine richly gilt with raised bands in six compartments, crimson leather lettering piece in second compartment from head, gilt letter, machine marbled endleaves. Woodcut headpieces, tailpieces and initials. Minor stains. Repairs to margin of second and final leaves, without loss. Overall in good to very good condition. Red on white printed paper ticket of Livraria Ferin, Lisboa, in upper outer corner of front pastedown endleaf. (10 ll.), 609 (i.e. 611, with 607-608 bis), (1) pp., (2 ll.). *** FIRST and ONLY EDITION.The author (1642-17280, born in Estremoz (his secular name was Manuel Gomes Freire), was a Discalced Augustinian and served as chronicler and vicar of his congregation. His prolific works are still considered among the classics of Portuguese literature. They include Rosas do Japam, 2 volumes, Lisbon 1709-24, an account of Christian women in Japan and the 10 volume Santuario Mariano, Lisbon 1707-1723.*** Innocêncio I, 20: calling for xx, 609 pp. Barbosa Machado I, 71. Pinto de Matos (1970), p. 561. Avila-Perez 6947: calling for xix, 609, iv pp. WorldCat locates copies at the Newberry Library, the University of Wisconsin-Madison, and the Biblioteca Nacional, Madrid. Copac locates a copy in the British Library. Not located in Hollis or Orbis. NUC: DLC. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Recueil d'emblèmes, devises, médailles, et figures hiéroglyphiques au nombre de plus de douze cent, avec leurs explications. Accompagné de plus de deux mille chiffres fleuronnez ... avec les tenants, supports, & cimiers servant aux ornemens des armes.

      Paris, Claude Jombert, 1724, in 8°, de 1f. de titre un portrait par Edelinck 62pp. avec 62 planches gravées d'emblèmes, 2ff. gravés 16pp. un titre gravé et 154 planches de monogrammes (chiffrées 153 avec une 20bis), une table de 24pp. & un titre gravé avec 17 planches gravées de supports et cimiers, pl. veau marbré époque, dos orné, qq. infimes rousseurs éparses sinon bel exemplaire. Recherché. Dernière édition très remaniée de ce recueil classique d'emblèmes et monogrammes, ouvrage « très utile graveurs, peintres, sculpteurs, orfèvres, brodeurs, serruriers ». Verrien était maître-écrivain spécialisé dans les chiffres et monogrammes. La première édition date de 1685. ¶ Cohen p.1011 - Landwer emblems n°771 - Praz p.171.

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        Description de l'isle des hermaphrodites. Nouvellement decouverte, concernant les moeurs, les coutumes & les ordonnances des habitans de cette isle, Comme aussi le Discours de Jacophile à Limne, avec quelques autres pièces curieuses

      Second edition, the first edition from 1605 is extremely rare. Illustrated with a frontispiece depicting a hermaphrodite, with the inscription 'I am neither male nor female ...'. Sheepskin full of used time. Back tooled raised. Missing part of title. Light foxing in the margins endnotes. Considered the first French anti-utopia, this trip of a tired French ills of his country on an island where effeminate characters, rouged, addicted to feasts and pleasures live is a satire disorders of the court of Henry III , himself represented by the king Hermaphroditus king queen male or female. The book assured considerable notoriety for its author, which little is known, except that he left several scholarly translations. The work, which compared to the Satyr ménipée, was presented to Henri IV, which forbade worried the author. --- Please note that the translation in english is done automatically, we apologize if the formulas are inaccurate. Contact us for any information! chez les héritiers de Herman Demen [Foppens] Cologne [Bruxelles] 1724 (8) 352pp. relié

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        Gründliches Lexicon Mythologicum, Worinne So wohl die fabelhafte, als wahrscheinliche und eigentliche Historie derer alten und bekannten Römischen, Griechischen und Egyptischen Götter und Göttinnen, wie auch Helden und Heldinnen, setsamen Wunder-Thiere, merckwürdigen Flüsse, Brunnen, Berge und dergleichen zur Mythologie, oder so genannten Historis Poetica gehörigen Dinge.Anbey ein so nöthiges, als nützliches Genealogicon Mythistoricum, mit angehänget.

      Leipzig, Verlegts Joh. Friedrich Gleditschens seel. Sohn, Anno 1724. - (26) 1972 Spalten. Mit 31 genealogischen Tabellen im Anhang auf 32 Seiten. Mit 1 Titelkupfer und zweifarbig bedrucktem Titelblatt. Maßgebliches mythologisches Lexikon des 18. Jahrhunderts, von Goethe für seinen Faust eifrig benutzt. Eine 2. Auflage, von J.G. Schwabe überarbeitet, erschien 1770. - Einband beschabt mit leichten Stoßstellen. Durch intensiven Gebrauch Rückengoldschrift abgeblättert und das Rückenleder an den Kapitalen ca. 1cm durchgeschliffen. Vorderes Vorsatzblatt nur zu einem Drittel erhalten. Sonst im inneren Bereich sehr guter Erhaltungszustand. Sprache: Deutsch Gr.-8°. Ganzledereinband der Zeit auf echten Bünden und handumstochenen Kapitalbändern

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        The madness of disaffection and treason against the present government.

      8vo., (16) + 320pp., with errata at foot of final text page, contemporary gilt-ruled calf with raised bands. A very good crisp copy with the contemporary armorial bookplate of Arthur St. Leger*, 1st Viscount Doneraile of County Cork, Ireland.Publisher: London, Joseph Downing.Year: 1724Edition: First edition: scarce.

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        Britannia Illustrata

      printed and sold by H. Overton, and I. Hoole, at the White Horse without Newgate : 1724 : London : Oblong folio. Title plate, unsigned, and 29 views, unnumbered, 1 signed 'J. Clark sc. 1724', 2 signed B. Cole Sculp.'; plate marks c. 165 x 245mm.[Bound with:]View's of all the cathedrall churches of England and Wales &c neatly engraved [followed by the same title in French]. Printed & sold by H. Overton & J. Hoole, at the White Horse without Newgate, London [no date].Oblong folio. Title plate, unsigned and 29 views signed 'J. Harris fecit', the view of Fairford Church, Gloucestershire after H. Beighton, 1715 (unlike the other plates this has an extensive caption); platemarks c. 150 x 190mm[and:]Views of the sevaral parts of the palace or castle of Versailles. As likewise of all the fountains, basins, groves, parterras, and other most beautiful parts of the gardens. Wherein are represented whatever are remarkable; as statues, groups, of figures, water-falls, &c. drawn on the spot by order, and with the approbation of the French King. Engraved in the year 1725. printed and sold by H. Overton, and I. Hool [sic], at the White Horse without Newgate, 1725.Oblong folio. Titleplate signed 'B. Cole sculp.' and 29 views of the gardens, unnumbered, 8 signed by Cole, the rest unsigned; platemarks c. 175 x 245. : Three rare suites of views. The Versailles views are particularly interesting as they are the source of the more common set of engravings first published by Bowles in 1726 and re-issued several times. Bowles titled his publication Versailles illustratedbut the rest of the title is unashamedly copied from Overton and Hoole's publication. Britannia Illustrata includes a view of 'The New Building at Cambridge in perspective' signed J. Clark sc. 1724' showing the Senate house facing a matching building to house the library which was never built; 'A prospect of Westminster Hall.' is a copy of the engraving of the interior showing a row of bookseller's stalls. Other images are coppied from Kip's famous Britannia Illustrata. Britannia: COPAC: National Trust (Kedleston Hall and Kingston Lacy); Guildhall. OCLC adds UCLA and Yale.Cathedrals: COPAC: British Library; OCLC adds Yale.Versailles: COPAC: National Trust (Kedleston Hall only): OCLC adds V&A, Cal. State, Hunt, Penn, Dumbarton Oaks, Texas, Getty and Yale.

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        Observationes anatomicae

      Venice: Giovanni Battista Recurti, 1724. First edition, with three engraved folding plates, of Santorini's most important contribution to medical science, containing the "major discoveries for which Santorini is known eponymically" (Garrison-Morton). "This work records a number of new anatomical discoveries and corrects many errors of earlier anatomists. Santorini's skill and expertise were so outstanding that his name lives on in such anatomical structures as the accessory pancreatic ducts, risorius muscle, arytenoid cartilages, and duodenal papillae, several of which are described in this book. The text is accompanied by three folding copperplates which beautifully illustrate the musculature of the face, the pelvic musculature and genitalia of a sixteen-year-old girl with a tubal pregnacy, the external muscles of the ear, and detailed anatomy of the male genitalia and larynx" (Heirs of Hippocrates). Garrison-Morton 392; Norman 1887; Waller 8474. Venice: Giovanni Battista Recurti, 1724. Quarto, contemporary three-quarter calf over marbled boards rebacked. Some scuffing to contemporary marbled boards, very minor dampstaining to margins at rear (not affecting text); otherwise fine. Very Good.

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        Commentaire littéral sur tous les livres de l'Ancien et du Nouveau Testament

      Paris: Chez Emery, Saugrain l'aîné, Pierre Martin, 1724. Published as 8 volumes in 9 parts (2 parts to Volume I); missing Volume IV. All volumes: Brown leather/folio boards. Six raised bands on spines with elaborate gilt decoration and titles. Marbled end papers. Page edges colored red. Small bw illus. on each title page and decorative headings throughout. Bw engraved illus. at top of each first page of each book of the Bible. Volume I, Part I: 654 pp. with folding bw engraved map of the Holy Lands; Volume I, Part II: 619 pp.; Volume II: xlviii + 984 pp. with folding map of The Promised Land; Volume III: xvi + 1120; (Volume IV missing); Volume V: 950 pp.; Volume VI: xxxiv + 1100 pp.; Volume VII: lxxvii + 1040 + lxv with folding map of The Promised Land; Volume VIII: 1071 + page of adversitement. Oversize and heavy (87 pounds) and will require extra postage. The entire Bible, with commentary, written with a few "books" in each volume, complete (no follow-through to next volume). Text in two columns, Latin on the left, French on the right, with the commentary in French below. All prefatory and ancillary text in French, but footnotes contain a good bit of Hebrew and Greek. Text of each volume remarkably clean and bright. Small lib. stamp on each title page ("BIBLIOT. SCHOL. ANT. OBS. COL. CLUN" with an image of the coat-of-arms of Cluny, France). Scuffing to all covers and varying degrees of bumping to nearly all corners. Spines darkened and brittle with leather missing from some gutter parts. White library numbers on all spines. Bindings and covers mostly tight; all text blocks tight/secure. Varying degrees (from none to middling) of staining to some pages, mostly at an edge/corner. A few small spots here and there, but none appear to be foxing. Volume I, Part I: Map torn in two places and wrinkled at gutter. Volume II has pp. xli - xliv bound out of place after p. xlviii and the map, but the text is complete. Map has one small edge tear and a wrinkle at the gutter. Volume III: nothing unusual. (Volume IV): Missing. Volume V: upper outer corner of back cover missing. Volume VI: nothing unusual. Volume VII: white lib. mark at head of spine, upside-down; map has small tear and wrinkle at gutter; leather peeling at hinge of back cover; leather missing from 4 gutters. Volume VIII: nothing unusual.

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        Moeurs des Sauvages Ameriquains Comparees aux Moeurs des Premiers Temps

      

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        A Discourse of the Grounds and Reasons of the Christian Religion

      

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        Grammatica hebraica et chaldaica

      First edition, rare, two volumes published in 1724 and 1726 respectively; illustrated with vignettes 2 header, 8 pp sheet music, a cabalistic tree inset, the Samaritan Alphabet, 2 boards and 2 figures currencies also inset. Copy to arms stamped on the flat and within each box of the library of the Abbey of Saint-Victor. The abbey saint victor was one of the oldest abbeys in Paris (at the site of the University of Jussieu and garden plants) and one of the great intellectual centers of the Medieval West, rich library was open to the public in the eighteenth with the addition of new buildings. The abbey was destroyed during the Revolution and joined the National Library collections. Full calf blond glossy contemporary. Back tooled raised. Parts of title in red morocco. Parts under very rubbed and tag library tail. Head cover of Volume I threadbare with upper joint split in mind. Lack of Volume II in mind; upper joint with a lack stripped tail. Some corners bumped. Despite the shortcomings, copy very significant, for irons and beautiful weapons. Study Guarin Dom Benedictine, who exhorts, in his preface to the religious knowledge of the scripture perfectly to hear his messages. The first volume contains the Hebrew grammar and the first part of the syntax, the second examines the syntax figured Hebrew (true rhetoric of Scripture). AN ample dissertation follows on various issues concerning the Hebrew, poetry, accents, arithmetic, calendar; there are further treated in the Kabbalah and the Talmud and several tables Chaldean and Hebrew words. Guarin continued his studies on this language by publishing a dictionary of Hebrew and Chaldean in 1747, but his death did not allow him to complete this work, which was continued by other scholars. --- Please note that the translation in english is done automatically, we apologize if the formulas are inaccurate. Contact us for any information! Typis Jacobi Collombat (Jacob Collombat) LutetiaParisiorum [Paris] 1724 - 1726 in-4 (19,5x26cm) xlv (17) 632pp. et cj (15) 767pp. (1) 2 volumes reliés

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        La compte de Glatz avec le Principaute de Munsterberg.

      Artist: Homann Erben ( - 1780 ) Nuremberg; issued in : Nuremberg; date: 1747 1724 - - technic: Copper print; colorit: colored; condition: Some restorationa at upper centerfold; size (in cm): 48 x 55 - description: Map depicts the part of Glatz and Frankenstein in Silesia. - vita of the artist: Johann Babtiste Homann (1664-1724) was born in Oberkammlach, the Electorate of Bavaria. Although educated at a Jesuit school, and preparing for an ecclesiastical career, he eventually converted to Protestantism and from 1687 worked as a civil law notary in Nuremberg. He soon turned to engraving and cartography; in 1702 he founded his own publishing house.Homann acquired renown as a leading German cartographer, and in 1715 was appointed Imperial Geographer by Emperor Charles VI. Giving such privileges to individuals was an added right that the Holy Roman Emperor enjoyed. In the same year he was also named a member of the Prussian Academy of Sciences in Berlin. Of particular significance to cartography were the imperial printing privileges (Latin: privilegia impressoria). These protected for a time the authors in all scientific fields such as printers, copper engravers, map makers and publishers. They were also very important as a recommendation for potential customers.In 1716 Homann published his masterpiece Grosser Atlas ueber die ganze Welt (Grand Atlas of all the World). Numerous maps were drawn up in cooperation with the engraver Christoph Weigel the Elder, who also published Siebmachers Wappenbuch.Homann died in Nuremberg. He was succeeded by the Homann heirs company, which was in business until 1848. The company was known as Homann Erben, Homanniani Heredes, or Heritiers de Homann abroad.

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        THE RELIGION OF NATURE DELINEATED

      London, Re-Printed In The Year 1724 By Sam. Palmer And Sold By Bernard Lintott. Contemporary panelled calf. 4to. 218 pages; 26 cm. In English with bibliographical footnotes in English, Greek, Hebrew, and Latin. Mottoes on title page in Greek by Plutarch and Plato. William Wollaston

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        A General History of the Pyrates, from their First Rise and Settlement in the Island of Providence, to the Present Time. With the remarkable Actions and Adventures of two Female Pyrates Mary Read and Anne Bonny......

      London: T. Warner, 1724. 2nd Edition. Hardcover. 8vo - over 7¾ - 9¾" tall. 8vo (200x122 mm). [20], 17-427, [1] pp., 3 engraved plates including 1 folding, woodcut head and tail pieces. Contemporary panelled calf, moderate wear to hinges and extremities, rebacked in period style, joints just starting but firm; minor ink spotting on a few leaves, tear to fore margin of Bb7 and gutter of folding plate (without loss), faint dampstaining to first plate. Text evenly browned with some occasional spotting, marginal browning of pastedowns and free endpapers from binder's glue. Good copy of a rare and much sought after work. ----Sabin 36188. European Americana 724/51; Howes J127 ("aa"); Moore 458. - The second, expanded edition. The source of many enduring pirate facts and legends concerning Blackbeard, Anne Bonny, buried treasure, and the Jolly Roger. The purported author, Captain Charles Johnson, was possibly a pseudonym. Daniel Defoe's 1960 bibliographer asserts that Defoe was the true author (Moore 458), though this attribution has been disputed. "This rare work embodies many items relating to the Colonial History of British America, nowhere else extant, as, the Adventures of Blackbeard, and his Capture by Lieut. Maynard in the James River, Va., Life and Career of Captain Kyd, &c." (Sabin). Very Good....

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        A Modest Defence of Publick Stews: or, An Essay Upon Whoring, as is now practis'd in these Kingdoms. Written by a Layman.

      Printed by A. Moore near St. Paul's. 1724 [4], xii, [4], 78pp. Half title; sl. worming in lower margin, not affecting text. Contemp. full panelled calf, at some point neatly rebacked. v.g.ESTC T114402, with 'layman' spelled correctly on titlepage. The work examines the issue of prostitution in England, and broadly supports a system whereby prostitution is legalised and regulated, allowing for the existence of licensed brothels, or as the anonymous author terms them 'publick stews'. He suggests that the 'incouraging of publick Whoring, will not only prevent most of the mischievous Effects of this Vice, but even lessen the Quantity of the Whoring in general, and reduce it to the narrowest Bounds which it can possibly by maintain'd in.' The dedication is signed by 'Your Fellow-Reformer, and Devoted Servant, Phil-Porney'. It has been attributed to both Bernard de Mandeville & George Ogle. BL indicates that the imprint is fictitious.

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        Myotomia Reformata: Or an Anatomical Treatise on the Muscles of the Human Body. Illustrated with Figures After the Life... To Which is Prefix'd an Introduction Concerning Muscular Motion.

      London: Robert Knaplock, William and John Innys, and Jacob Tonson, 1724. 1st Edition. Hardcover. Large Folio. Large folio (460 x 322 mm). [12], lxxvi [1], 194 pp. Signatures: [*A]2 *B-*C² a-t² v1 B-Ddd². Engraved frontispiece, title printed in red and black, double-page engraved table of the Syllabus musculorum bound after v1, and 67 engraved plates after Rubens and Raphael numbered 1-66 (with plate 13 in two states), engraved text illustrations, diagrams, head- and tail-pieces and initials. Blank leaf v2 removed but final blank 3D2 present. Internally only very little browned, scattered light spotting. Contemporary calf (hinges repaired, boards, spine and extremities worn, corners heavily scuffed, lettering piece partly gone). A fine copy with ample margins. ----Norman 530; Choulant-Frank, p.253; Garrison-Morton 392.1; Wellcome II, p.401; Roberts & Tomlinson pp. 415-17; Russell 210; Heirs of Hippocrates 723. The first folio edition, remarkable not only for the quality of the large plates but for "the ingenious historiated initials wittily decorated with myotomical motifs" (Norman). The first edition of Cowper's treatise on the muscular system of the human body was published in 1694 as a modest octavo with 10 plates. Cowper worked until his death on this greatly expanded edition, which was published 13 years later under the supervision and at the expense of the physician Richard Mead (1673-1754). With its 66 plates, some after Rubens and Raphael, its witty engraved initials and dramatic head- and tail-piece illustrations, this first folio edition ratlks among the most artistically inventive anatomical atlases of the 17th and 18th centuries. Very Good.

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        Histoire du Concile de Pise: et de ce qui s'est passé de plus mémorable depuis ce Concile jusqu'au Concile de Constance. Enrichie de portraits

      First Edition Amsterdam chez Pierre Humbert 1724 Two quarto volumes in one. liii,366; 327,[31]pp, with 16 full-page copper-engraved plates (portrait of the author by J. Houbraken after A. Pesne, one of the Prussian queen, one of papal medals, and 13 of the Council's participants) and two title-page vignettes. Separate title-pages in red and black, with superbly engraved vignette of the city of Pisa. Printed marginalia, bibliographical references, and index. Also includes "Declaration de Charles VI," declaring the Duke of Burgundy an enemy of the state. Contemporary full French calf, spine in seven compartments, very richly gilt, divided by raised bands; red morocco lettering piece gilt; edges speckled red. Armorial engraved bookplate of John Orlebar of the Middle Temple (1697-1765) to verso of title-page. (Orlebar was member of parliament, from the constituency of Bedford, from 1727-1734.) A superlative wide-margined copy, remarkably clean and fresh inside and out, with dark, rich impressions of the plates. Gibson's Library, p. 177. Brunet III 976 (first edition). Graesse IV 161. Fine ¶ First Illustrated Edition of this history of the Council of Pisa, which "convened in 1409 with the intention of ending the Western (or Great) Schism, during which rival popes, each with his own Curia (bureaucracy), were set up in Rome and Avignon. . . . [The Council] deposed the two existing pontiffs, who refused to cooperate, and elected a third, Alexander V. Western Christendom was therefore divided into three parties until the Council of Constance (1414&18), which forced the three contending popes to resign and elected Oddone Colonna, a Pisan cardinal, as Pope Martin V." (Britannica) 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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        The Irish Rebellion: or, an History of the beginnings and first progress of the General Rebellion, raised within the Kingdom of Ireland, upon the three and twentieth day of October, 1641. Together with the barbarous cruelties and bloody massacres which ensued thereupon. The sixth edition, reprinted from the best London-Edition, 1679. Wherein several entire sentences, omitted in all the Irish-Editions, are truly inserted; many other omissions, errors and mistakes carefully supplied, corrected, and amended. To which is also prefix'd, the late Act of Parliament, made the fourteenth and fifteenth years of King Charles II for keeping and celebrating the twenty third of October, as an Anniversary Thanksgiving in this Kingdom. To which is added, Sir Henry Tichborne's History of the Siege of Drogheda, in the year 1641. As also, the whole tryal of Connor Lord Mac-Guire, with the perfect copies of the indictment, and all the evidences against him. Together with the Pope's Bull to the Confederate Catholicks in Ireland.

      Dublin: printed by and for Aaron Rhames, and are to be sold by the Booksellers. 1724 xvi, 245, [1]p, engraved frontispiece, titlepage printed in red & black. 4to. Light browning, frontispiece foxed. Contemporary mottled calf; expert repairs to joints and head & tail of unlettered spine. From the library of the Perceval-Maxwell family, contemporary ownership initials W.P. at head of titlepage. 19th century newspaper clipping of the verse 'A Warning Voice from the Tombs of 1641' pasted on inner front board.ESTC T136591. First published in 1646. In three parts, the second, A Letter of Sir Henry Tichborne to his Lady

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        Briefe aus der Schweiz nach Hannover geschreiben, in dem Jare 1763. Zweiter Abdruk.Zurich & Winterthur, Johann Casper Fussli Sohn, 1776. 4to. With engraved map of Switzerland on the title-page, 10 engravings in the text, and 18 engraved plates (including 3 folding). Contemporary mottled calf, gold-tooled spine.

      - ADB I, p. 447; Barth 17539; Lonchamp 118; Wäber 37. Richly illustrated work on the geology and natural history of Switzerland by Johann Gerhard Reinard Andreae (1724-1793), a German pharmacist and chemist, resulting from his scientific journey to the Alps in 1763. The letters he sent to his friends during this period were first published in 1764 and 1765 in the Hannover Magazin and in 1776 as this beautiful new corrected, enlarged and first illustrated edition of his correspondence appeared, including many notes by Jakob Samuel Wyttenbachs and 15 excursions by Swiss scholars. Added are over 90 engravings from various sources, collected by Alb. Müller, who acquired the book in 1819, by different artists such as Georg Chr. Kilian. Also added is a copy in manuscript of a letter in French by Prof. d'Annone to Prof. Bernoullé in Berlin, dated 1776, containing an addition to page 31. Some browning. Good copy.

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        The Life of Sir Leoline Jenkins, Judge of the High-Court of Admiralty, And Prerogative Court of Canterbury . . . [with] the Resolution of many difficult and curious Points in the Common and Civil Law, Law of Merchants and of Nations [etc.]. Two Volumes

      Printed for Joseph Downing, in Bartholomew Close [etc.]. A "literally gigantic" work and the best early source for the life and works of Jenkins, "easily the greatest of the civilians of his day" in Holdsworth's words, brought together by Serjeant Wynne who "was to Jenkins as Boswell was to Johnson". Contemporary blind-panelled calf, quite worn, rebacked and repaired, some browning and dustiness, ex-library, yet a good crisp set; with the portrait. Printed for Joseph Downing, in Bartholomew Close [etc.], London, 1724.

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        De abscessuum recondita natura. Libri VIII.

      Leiden, Kerckhem, 1724. ____ Illustré par un portrait de l'auteur, un très beau frontispice gravé et 17 planches hors-texte, certaines sont très impressionnantes. Il s'agit du premier livre de pathologie chirurgicale. Une part importante du livre traite des cancers du sein. Marco Aurelio Severino (1580 - 1656) était professeur d'anatomie et de chirurgie à Naples. : Fente à une charnière sur 5 cm, coiffe supérieure abîmée et un petit manque au bas du dos, bon exemplaire par ailleurs. ***** Illustrated by a frontispice and 17 plates. "The first textbook of surgical pathology. It treats all kinds of swellings under the term "abscess" and describes neoplasms of the genital organs and sarcomata of bones. Tumours of the breast are classified into four groups, the section devoted to them being one of the most important in the book. This was also the first book to include illustrations of lesions with the text." Garrison-Morton 2273 (ed. 1632). In-4. [200 x 140 mm] Collation : portrait, frontispice gravé, (38), 557, (59) pp., 17 planches h.-t. Veau brun, dos à nerfs orné, tranches rouges. (Reliure de l'époque.).

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        Methodischer Unterricht der Jugend in der Religion und Sittenlehre der Vernunft nach dem in der Philalethie angegebenen Plane.With: (2) BASEDOW, Johann Bernhard. Methodischer Unterricht in der überzeugenden Erkenntniss der biblischen Religion, zur vorgesetzten Ausführung des in der Philalethie angegebenen Plans.Altona, David Iversen, 1764. 2 works in 1 volume. 8vo. With an engraved illustration on both title-pages. Slightly later brown pastepaper boards.

      - Brüggemann-Ewers III, 1270, 48 and 693; cf. Bibelebontse Berg, pp. 193-194; ad 1: VD18 10531297; ad 2: VD18 10201416. First edition of the first educational work by the well-known German pedagogue and reformer Johann Bernhard Basedow (1724-1790). In his extensive preface to both parts Basedow lists the errors of the old forms of education and exposes his own views on perfect education, gradually expanding step for step from the understanding of the human condition and the system of nature to a full and free understanding of duty, morals and the truth of Christian religion. At the end of the second work Basedow added his own catechism in questions and answers, entitled Grundriss der Religion, welche durch Nachdenken und Bibelforschen erkannt wird, in Fragen und Antworten, nebst einige Zusätzen. Further added are daily prayers and reflections on God and his creation. Basedow applied all his ideas on enlightened religion to religious education of children. He wanted religion to be truly understood and freely accepted as the ultimate truth, to which end he found the traditional religious education at fault. With inscription and library stamp. Browned and foxed throughout. Binding slightly worn along the extremities, gold-tooling on the spine only faintly visible. Overall in good condition.

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        Atlas portatilis, Oder Compendieuse Vorstellung Der gantzen Welt, in einer kleinen Cosmographie, Der grünenden Jugend zum Besten in XXX. saubern Land-Charten, mit Einer kurtzen Erläuterung. Zum andernmal herausgegeben.

      Nürnberg Johann Christoph Weigel ) 1724 - 1 (statt 4) Bl., 262 S., 1 Bl. Mit 30 (statt 31) altkolorierten doppelblattgroßen Kupferstichkarten. 8° (18,5 x 12 cm). Leder der Zeit. Taschenatlas für Schulzwecke mit hübschen, flächenkolorierten Karten: Armillarsphäre, Windkarte, Planetensystem, Sternenkarte, Weltkarte, Europa, Europäische Länder, Donau- und Rheinlaufkarte, Griechenland, Türkei, Asien, Heiliges Land, Afrika. - Es fehlen das doppelblattgroße Titelblatt und das erste Blatt Vorwort (in einfacher Kopie beigegeben) sowie die linke Hälfte der Amerika-Karte (in der Kollation daher als fehlend gezählt). - Mit weißem Papier durchschossen, auf den Durchschußblättern einige Eintragungen meist von alter Hand. Text etwas gebräunt und fleckig, außen teils auch gering wasserrandig. Die Karten alt handschriftlich paginiert und meist recht sauber, einige Karten im Bund direkt am Falz eingerissen (Deutschland fast durchgerissen, gut restaurierbar), die Asien-Karte etwas unfrisch. Einband berieben, die Kapitale durch Wurmfraß lädiert. - Mit den für ein Gebrauchsbuch üblichen Nutzungsspuren, im Kartenbestand aber nahezu komplett. *Rammensee 112. - Vgl. Phillips/Le Gear 5967. Gewicht (Gramm): 650

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        Histoire et recherches des antiquités de la Ville de Paris

      3 volumes, [6]-11-[672] + Paris, chez Charles Moette & Jacques Chardon, 1724, in-folio, 3 volumes, [6]-11-[672] + [2]-8-[759] + [2]-682-89-[3] pages, veau marbrée de l'époque, dos à 6 nerfs et fleuronné, double filet doré sur les coupes, tranches rouges, Première édition de cet ouvrage posthume, publié grâce au concours de Claude Bernard Rousseau, ami et collaborateur de l'auteur, qui retrancha des propos de Sauval la "Chronique scandaleuse de Paris ou histoire des mauvais lieux" et qui effectua quelques corrections de style ; en dépit de ces remaniements, l'édition de 1724 demeure fidèle au manuscrit laissé par l'auteur à sa mort. Henri Sauval (1623-1676), avocat au Parlement de Paris et familier de la société précieuse, cité dans le Grand dictionnaire des Prétieuses de Somaize (1660) sous le nom de Sidroaste, recueillit pendant la plus grande partie de sa vie des matériaux dans les archives de la ville de Paris. Longtemps après la publication de son Histoire et recherches des antiquités de la Ville de Paris, l'ouvrage est resté une source pour les historiens et pour les architectes ; Victor Hugo lui-même en cite des passages entiers dans Notre-Dame de Paris et dans Paris à vol d'oiseau. Sans l'opuscule Histoire des amours des rois de France. Bel exemplaire à grandes marges, quelques cahiers brunis uniformément, mors fendillés, coiffes frottées, quelques épidermures aux plats.

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        Voyage du sieur Paul Lucas dans la Turquie, l'Asie, Sourie, Palestine, Haute et Basse Egypte, &tc

      3 vol. de (26), 410, (2) Paris, Jean-François Josse, 1724, in-12, 3 vol. de (26), 410, (2) pages et (10) planches h. t. (2), 384, (7) pages et (18) planches h. t, (2), 345, (9) pages et (6) planches h.t, Veau moucheté d'époque avec filet estampé à froid sur les plats, dos orné à nerfs dorés, pièce de titre et de tomaison en maroquin rouge avec lettres dorées, coupes et chasse ornées, tranches mouchetées, signet vert, Troisième édition. Aventurier et marchand français, Paul Lucas fit un voyage en Orient en 1698 afin de rechercher des pierres précieuses destinées au commerce vénitien. Il acquit également des monnaies et des médailles qu'il rapporta en France. Celles-ci vinrent enrichir les collections du Cabinet Royal. Il fut nommé alors antiquaire du Roi et commença une série de voyages en Moyen-Orient et en Afrique pour compléter ces dernières. L'ouvrage est un compte-rendu de son dernier voyage effectué de 1714 à 1717 dans lequel Lucas fait une description des monuments étranges ou peu connu de ces contrées. Certains sont représentés par des gravures. A cela, s'ajoute un travail cartographique précis et minutieux. En effet, deux cartes représentant l' Anatolie et la Basse Égypte complètent l'oeuvre et indiquent les villes disparues et leur nom. A la fin de l'ouvrage une liste recense les objets rapportés de l'expédition parmi lesquels on trouve des spécimens ou des parties de spécimens d'espèces peu connues à l'époque tel que l'hippocampe, le pluvier ou encore un poisson appelé par Lucas"Cheveux de nacre" . Il s'agit d'"une coquille d'où sort une tête de poisson avec des cheveux noirs, fort semblables à ceux des hommes". Très rare édition. Malgré deux planches restaurées présentant des traces anciennes de scotch, bon exemplaire.

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        Borussiae occidentalis Tabula

      Artist: Homann Erben ( - 1780 ) Nuremberg; issued in: Nuremberg; date: 1775 1724 - - technic: Copper print; colorit: original colored; condition: Perfect condition; size in cm : 57 x 45 - description: Map shows western Prussia and the capital city of Danzig. Inset map shows Emland with the cities of Elbing and Braunsberg. - Vita of the artist: "Johann Babtiste Homann (1664-1724) was born in Oberkammlach, the Electorate of Bavaria. Although educated at a Jesuit school, and preparing for an ecclesiastical career, he eventually converted to Protestantism and from 1687 worked as a civil law notary in Nuremberg. He soon turned to engraving and cartography; in 1702 he founded his own publishing house.Homann acquired renown as a leading German cartographer, and in 1715 was appointed Imperial Geographer by Emperor Charles VI. Giving such privileges to individuals was an added right that the Holy Roman Emperor enjoyed. In the same year he was also named a member of the Prussian Academy of Sciences in Berlin. Of particular significance to cartography were the imperial printing privileges (Latin: privilegia impressoria). These protected for a time the authors in all scientific fields such as printers, copper engravers, map makers and publishers. They were also very important as a recommendation for potential customers.In 1716 Homann published his masterpiece Grosser Atlas ueber die ganze Welt (Grand Atlas of all the World). Numerous maps were drawn up in cooperation with the engraver Christoph Weigel the Elder, who also published Siebmachers Wappenbuch.Homann died in Nuremberg. He was succeeded by the Homann heirs company, which was in business until 1848. The company was known as "Homann Erben", "Homanniani Heredes", or "Heritiers de Homann" abroad. "

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