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      Publisher, 1724. Hardcover. Very Good. Folio. [55] 534, 260 pp. Contemporary polished leather with pressed detail on front board. Rebacked. Modern leather spine. Six raised bands and seven compartments. Red spine label with gilt trim and lettering. Solid binding and cover. Foxing to edge. Quotation in pencil on inside front board. Small tear to title page, no loss. Interior pages are clean, unmarked and in excellent condition. Several copper plates throughout. One fold-out depiction of Christ Church, formerly Cardinal College in Oxford. <br><br> Thomas Wosley was Cardinal during Henry VIII&#39;s reign. He had a great interest in architecture and founded King&#39;s School in Ipswich (a grammar school) and Cardinal College in Oxford. Wosley was arrested when he was unable to obtain an annulment for King Henry VIII&#39;s marriage to Catherine of Aragon, so that he could marry Anne Boleyn. <br> Please see our pictures. Ships daily.

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        PATRIMONIO SERAPHICO DE TIERRA SANTA, fundado por Christo nuestro Redentor con su preciosa Sangre, prometido por su Magestad à N.P.S. Francisco para sì, y para sus Hijos.

      Imprenta de la Causa de la V. M. Maria de Jesus de Agreda, Madrid 1724 - 29'5x20, bello frontis grabado por Palomino, 18h. (incluída portada), 689p, , 9h, texto a doble columna, texto bastante limpio, anotación antigua en la hoja de respeto sobre la pertenencia de la obra a dos religiosas del Convento de Sta. Clara de Sevilla. Pergamino de época. Buen ejemplar. Como curiosidad, cabe destacar que en la portada se dedica el libro a "La Catholica Magestad de El Rey Nuestro Señor D. Luis Primero". Coincidió la impresión de este libro en el cortísimo periodo del mandato del monarca, que no superó los 7 meses.

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      Paris: Saugrain and Charles Estienne Hochereau, 1724.. Two volumes. [8],610pp. plus twenty-one plates including frontispiece and map; [26],490,[41]pp. plus twenty-two plates. Quarto. Contemporary calf, gilt, stamped with the arms of the House of Chimay on both covers, spines gilt extra, leather labels. Extremities lightly worn, some scuffing to covers, head and foot of spine chipped. Bookplate on front pastedowns. Very minor scattered foxing. Very good. First edition of this detailed account of the customs, manners, and religion of the Indians of America. The work focuses mainly on the Indians of Canada, with over thirty pages of the second volume devoted to the language of the Hurons. The author was a Jesuit missionary among the Iroquois at Sault St. Louis. "An extraordinary summation of seventeenth century knowledge of the life and society of the American Indian. Lafitau&#39;s comparison of Indian societies with ancient Asian societies was an attempt to demonstrate the Asian origin of the American Indian" - Streeter. The plates are particularly notable, showing numerous aspects of Indian life, including games, dances, ceremonies, and costumes. Some of the plates are based on De Bry or earlier sources, while others were newly engraved for this work. An essential Americanum. FIELD 850. SABIN 38596. BORBA DE MORAES, p.453. PILLING, PROOF-SHEETS 2168. LANDE 494. HOWES L22, "b." JCB (3)I:345. STREETER SALE 121. EUROPEAN AMERICANA 724/97. STREIT III:1359. LeCLERC 815.

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        Moeurs des Sauvages Ameriquains, comparÈes aux moeurs des premiers temps

      Paris,: Saugrain and Hochereau, 1724.. Two volumes, quarto, with 42 engraved plates and a map; contemporary French calf, joints repaired. 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.Lafitau, a Jesuit priest, 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).Sommervogel, IV, 1362; TPL, 158.

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        Nova Anglia Septentrionali Americae implantata

      Nuremberg, 1724. No Binding. Near Fine. 19 ¼ x 22 ¾ inches.. Fine original wash color; a crease, few faint stains, else excellent. An excellent, original-colored example of one of the few collectible maps of the Northeast of the early 18th century. This attractive work is an interesting blend of older, Dutch sources and more recent English ones. The map shows that as the number of English settlements increased in the area, Native American tribal names are notably less plentiful than on Dutch maps of the previous century. Nonetheless, the attractive cartouche shows a European bartering with an Indian for an animal pelt, one of the mainstays of the early New England economy. The cartouche also reveals what the European was offering for trade, including beads, a barrel (presumably filled with liquor), guns, hatchets, tools, and textiles. The cartography of Martha&#39;s Vineyard and Nantucket is still quite distorted, but the coast of Maine is well detailed. Curiously, the map shows a strait in Cape Cod connecting Cape Cod Bay and Nantucket Sound in the area of Eastham and Wellfleet. Historical accounts and early maps and charts indicate that there existed a water passage in this area from the mid-17th to the first part of the 18th century. New Jersey is divided into East and West Jersey on the map. McKorkle, B. New England in Early Printed Maps, Map 724.1.

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        Histoire du Concile de Pise: et de ce qui s&#39;est passé de plus mémorable depuis ce Concile jusqu&#39;au Concile de Constance. Enrichie de portraits

      Amsterdam: chez Pierre Humbert, 1724. First Edition. Full French calf. Fine. First Edition, two volumes in one. 4to; liii, 366; 327, [31]pp., plus 16 full-page copper-engraved plates, including a portrait of the author by J. Houbraken after A. Pesne, one of the Prussian queen, and 13 of the Council&#39;s participants. Separate title-pages in red and black, with superbly engraved vignette of the city of Pisa. Printed marginalia, bibliographical references and index. Includes also "Declaration de Charles VI, roi de France par laquelle le duc de Bourgogne est décláre ennemi de l&#39;Etat" (vol. 2, pp. 298-302). Bound in the original full French calf, the spine in seven compartments, richly gilt, divided by raised bands, with a red morocco lettering piece; all edges speckled red. Early armorial engraved bookplate of John Orlebar of the Middle Temple on verso of the title-page. Remarkably clean and fresh inside and out with dark, rich impressions of the plates: a truly exemplary wide-margined copy. OCLC Number: 23619971. Gibson&#39;s Library, p. 177. & &

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        Historie du Concile de Pise, et de ce qui s'est passé de plus mémorable depuis ce Concile jusqu'au Concile de Constance

      chez Pierre Humbert,, A Amsterdam, 1724 - Due parti in un volume di cm. 25,5, pp. (8) liii (1), 366 + 1 c.b.; (4) 327 (29). Con 16 bellissime tavole fuori testo di ritratti tra cui quello dell'autore, bella veduta della città di Pisa ai frontespizi e testatine incise finemente in rame. Legatura coeva in piena pelle, dorso a 5 nervi con titoli e fregi in oro, tagli rossi. Esemplare in stato di inusuale freschezza. Opera di notevole interesse storico di Jacques Lenfant (1661-1728) che fu ministro protestante. Questi fu autore di numerose opere teologico-politiche dal taglio sovente polemico con connotazioni d'originalità dovute ad una non comune imparzialità di giudizio. Da sottolineare l'importanza del Concilio di Pisa: vi parteciparono infatti 22 cardinali, i 3 patriarchi orientali, 180 vescovi, 300 abati e oltre 280 teologi e legati d'ogni regno e principato. Sullo sfondo, ovviamente, la ricerca di una soluzione al dualismo relativo a papa ed anti-papa. In appendice viene riportata una dichiarazione di Carlo VI contro il Duca di Borgogna ed infine la conseguente giustificazione di questo. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Studio Bibliografico Benacense]
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        Neu eröffnetes Amphitheatrum Turcicum, worinnen der kern Türckischer geschichten, von grundsetzung ihrer religion und reiches... biss auf die allerneueste und gegenwartige zeiten beschrieben... wird

      Erfurt: gedruckt und verlegt von Johann Michael Funcken, 1724. * Sabin 52,360; Lipperheid. 35; Colas 2187; JCB I.3.333; Palmer 364; not in Atabey, Blackmer.. Rare illustrated history of Turkey, featuring 41 charming woodcuts of costumed military, religious and artisanal figures. The wide-ranging history of the Ottoman Empire and its antecedents begins with the birth of the &#147;devil prophet Muhamed&#148; in the sixth century, and continues up until the date of the work&#146;s publication, 1724. The bulk of the book is devoted to the events of the 16th and 17th centuries, replete with profiles of rulers and generals, as well as grisly battle statistics carefully cross-referenced in other contemporary histories.The illustrations, which are interspersed every other page, are framed in floral woodcut borders. Not specifically linked to the chapters they illustrate, the costumed figures include the &#147;Turkish Kaiser&#148; Mustapha II (p. 9), a military leader bedecked with feathered wings (p. 13), Janissaries and foot soldiers. Religious figures, including a monk and a Vizier, alternate with important courtiers such as the royal sword bearer and the Kislar Agassi, prefect of the women of the Emperor, who during this period was a black eunuch (p. 85). There are also more prosaic figures, including a cook, coffee and candy sellers, and an anonymous old man in a winter cloak. Only one woman, a dancer, is depicted (p. 153). Perhaps aiming to underscore the cultural differences between Turkish society and his German audience, the artist depicts a boy aged 6 or 7 waiting for his coming-of-age circumcision ceremony, and also &#147;a Turk in love,&#148; so distraught at the appearance of his lover behind a window that he is shown in the midst of the bloody act of slitting his wrist. The Amphitheatrum was issued in five parts between 1722 and 1728, with volumes devoted to Europe, Africa, America, South Asia, and Turkey, each with separate title pages and pagination. Sets are very seldom found complete. The work, for which both the text and the woodcuts are unascribed, was reprinted in the late 1730s

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        The Religion of Nature Delineated

      Bernard Lintott, J. Osborn and J. Innys, London 1724 - A First Trade Edition of 'The Religion of Nature Delineated' by William Wollaston in Very Good condition published by Bernard Lintott, J. Osborn and J. Innys in 1724. Very Good: A generally tidy example. All notable faults: Moderate to heavy foxing in places, pencil annotations, manuscript section list on the reverse of the title page, 'William Wollaston" inscribed at the foot of a and page 278. ______ 6 more images available. ______ We will not request additional shipping for this book for orders within the UK, European Airmail and the Rest of the World by Surface. The Rest of the World by Airmail should be roughly an additional £7.13 [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Kirkland Books of Kendal BA]
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        Iosephi Binghami, angli, ORIGINES SIVE ANTIQUITATES ECCLESIASTICAE ex lingua anglicana in latinam vertit Io. Henricus GRISCHOVIUS Halberstadiensis. Accedit praefatio Io Franc. BUDDEI.

      Sumptibus Orphanotrophei,, Halle in Sachsen, 1724 - Opera in tre tomi in un volume in 4° legato in pergamena con alette, titolo calligrafico al dorso, sguardie, frontespizi stampati a due colori, marca tipografica di seminatore incisa in rame, 48, 360, 18, 447, 20, 619 pp., 16 cc. d'indici. Importantissimo studio sull'origine della Chiesa in quanto istituzione composta d'uomini, sui primi difficilissimi passi, lo sviluppo del proselitismo, la nascita delle comunità, la suddivisione dei compiti, le varie dignità ecclesiali, diritti e doveri inerenti. Non solo il pedissequo racconto della crescita esponenziale e della diffusione ecumenica, ma l'approfondito studio della ricchissima e complessa vita della Comunione ecclesiale, il nascere delle diverse incombenze e dignità, lo studio delle varie anime insite e contenute nel sempre più grande agglomerato. Una fotografia davvero consapevole e completa della storia della Chiesa primordiale fino al medioevo, con notazioni davvero precise e difficili a trovarsi in altri trattati. Notevole la correttezza filologica e la praxis storica, la forza della narrazione e la sua chiarezza. Opera sicuramente fondamentale per la conoscenza della nascita, sviluppo e crescita della primitiva Chiesa. L'opera è in perfetto stato, davvero poche ed ininfluenti le eventuali mende d'uso che si volessero reperire. Fondamentale e rara a trovarsi.

      [Bookseller: Accademia degli Erranti]
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      - COMPRENDIDA COMPREHENDIDA EM TRES TRATADOS. NO PRIMEYRO Se decrevem as Vidas, & os gloriosos Triumphus dos Santos Martyres, Veríssimo, Máxima, & Júlia, suas Irmãas Padroeyros de Lisboa, & do Real Mosteyro de Santos. NO SEGUNDO Se dá noticia da vinda, & Prégaçaõ do Apostolo Santiago às Hespanhas, & do principio, & origem de sua esclarecida Ordem & de seus nobilíssimos Mestres até a sua separaçaõ, & eleyçaõ 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. QUE C. D. & O. Ao Sereníssimo & muito Augusto Senhor ElRey DOM JOAÕ O V. Mestre da mesma Illustrissima Ordem de Santiago. Fr. AGOSTINHO DE S. MARIA. Exvigario Géral da Congregaçaõ dos Agostinhos Descalços de Portugal, Natural da Villa de Estremoz. LISBOA OCCIDENTAL, Na Officina de ANTONIO PEDROZO GALRAM. Anno de 1724. In 8.º de 20x15 cm. Com (xx) 609 (ii) pags. Encadernação da época inteira de pele. Obra com interesse para a olisipografia e para a história da ordem militar de S. Tiago em Portugal. O autor publicou em dez volumes a famosa obra Santuário Mariano. Barbosa Machado I, 71. Pinto de Matos, 510. Inocêncio I, 18. "Fr. Agostinho de Santa Maria, chamado no Seculo Manuel Gomes Freire, natural da villa de Extremoz, n. a 28 de Agosto de 1642. Professou a regra dos agostinhos Descalços, e exerceu na ordem varios cargos, inclusivè os de Chronista, e Vigario Geral da sua congregação em Portugal. Morreu na provecta edade de 86 annos a 3 de Abril de 1728 no convento da Boahora de Lisboa. na bibl. nac. d'esta cidade existe um seu retrato de meio corpo. (v. Canaes, Estudos Biographico, pag. 256) foi laborioso e fecundissimo escriptor, como se vê das muitas obras que compoz e publicou, alem das que por sua morte ficaram ineditas, e provavelmente se extraviaram." [EN] Binding : contemporary full browned calf gilt to spine and label. Spine worn to top, cover edges bumped, calf missing to rear cover at the lower edge. Missing blank endpages. Contemporary signatures to title page. Good copy inside leaves are clean, sound and crispy. Work containing 3 books : FIRST the description of lives and martyrdom from the 3 founder saints of christianity in the actual territory of Portugal: Veríssimo, Maxima and Julia. SECOND preaching to the Apostle Santiago in Spain, & the beginning of the Order of Santiago & their most noble Masters until their separation from their Portuguese branch. THIRD describes the principles of the Royal Monastery of Santos and their abbesses from the year 1212 until 1724. An outstanding work of historical research to the origins of Lisbon connected to the history of the Military Order of St. Tiago in Portugal. Barbosa I, 71 Pinto de Matos, 510 and Inocêncio (I, 18): "Fray Agostinho de Santa Maria, whose name was Manuel Gomes Freire, was born in Estremoz, in 1642, became the official historian his congregation in Portugal. He was laborious and very fertile writer as we can see from the many works that published, besides those that remained unpublished at his death, and probably went astray.' Location/localizacao: 5-A1-D-18

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        The History of the Roman or Civil Law. Shewing Its Origin and

      1724. Ferriere, Claude Joseph de [c.1680-c.1748]. [Beaver, John (f.1724), Translator]. [Duck, Sir Arthur (1580-1648)]. The History of the Roman or Civil Law. Shewing Its Origin and Progress; How, and When the Several parts of It Were First Compil&#39;d; With Some Account of the Principal Writers and Commentators Thereupon; And the Method to be Observ&#39;d in Studying the Same. Written Originally in French. To Which is Added, Dr. Duck&#39;s Treatise on the Use and Authority of the Civil Law in England. London: Printed for D. Browne, 1724. [xii], iv, [2], 169, xxxviii pp. [Bound with] [Fleury, Claude (1640-1723), Attributed]. The History of the Origine of the French Laws, Translated from the French by J.B. Esq., With a Preface and Notes Shewing, the Analogy of the Laws of the Antient Gauls and Britons. London: Printed for D. Browne, 1724. [viii], vii, 105, 7 pp. Octavo (7-3/4" x 4-3/4"). Recent period-style quarter calf over marbled boards, raised bands and lettering piece to spine, endpapers renewed. Attractive woodcut head-pieces, tail-pieces and decorated initials. Light toning to text, browning to a few leaves, internally clean. * Only English edition. Through the influence of Doctors&#39; Commons and the universities the civilians played an important role in the development of English law, especially in the fields of commercial, estate and admiralty law. Despite its value, study of the civil law had entered a moribund phase by the eighteenth century. Several student handbooks attempted to correct this deficiency, and Beaver&#39;s translation of Ferriere&#39;s Histoire du Droit Romain (1718) is among the best. Accompanied by Duck&#39;s learned essay that connects the civil law to the common law, the work is among the first in English to establish the confluence of these legal traditions. Ferriere was a well known French jurisconsult, dean of the Faculty of Law in Paris and the author of legal treatises and an important legal dictionary. Though bibliographically distinct, Beaver&#39;s translation of The History of the Origine of the French Laws is often bound into copies of this book. First published anonymously in 1703, it is usually attributed to Claude Fleury. (Some sources propose Ferriere or Gabriel Argou.) Ferriere: Sweet & Maxwell, A L

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        La Ville de Westmunster. La Ville de Londres. Prospectus Londinensis

      London: . (A Prospect of Westminster & A Prospect of the City of London). Mount size: 480 × 1020 mm each. Hand coloured print after the original of 1724. Fine condition. A very handsome pair of panoramas originally from the "Nouveau Théâtre de la Grand Bretagne", by Johannes Kip. Title banners are in French is held up by putti adorned with garlands and drapery. In the centre the putti hold shields with coats of arms. Restrikes from the original plates. One panorama displays London from St. Clement&#39;s Church through to The Tower of London, the other from approximately Westminster Abbey to St. Clement Danes Church. As a pair.

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        A Display of Heraldry

      London: R. and J. Bonwicke and R. Wilkin, and J. Walthoe and Tho. Ward,, 1724. The Sixth Edition. Improv&#39;d with large Additions of many hundred Coats of Arms, under their respective Bearings, with good Authorities from the Ashmolean Library, Sir George Mackenzie, &c. With all his Tract of Precedency, containing all his Rules, Observations, Arguments and chief Instances. To which is added, A Treatise of Honour Military and Civil, According to the Laws and Customs of England. By Capt. John Logan... Also an Exact List of the Baronets, from their first Creation to this present Time; and most of their Arms Blazon&#39;d. With an Account of the Customs, Government, and Privileges of the City of London, and the other Cities of England, and Shire-Towns of each County, and their Arms. Likewise a Supplement of Scarce Tracts relating to the Office of Arms, taken from the Authentick Copies. And a Dictionary, explaining the several Terms used by Heralds, in English, Latin and French. With proper Tables to the Whole. Folio (382 × 235 mm). Late 19th century half morocco, spine in compartments with gilt titles, raised bands, blind lozenges and gilt fleurons, brown cloth sides, edges stained red. Illustrated with the Arms, Crests, Supporters, and Motto&#39;s of the Royal Family, and Nobility: The Arms of the Sees of the English Bishops, and several of the Gentry, together with the proper Habits of the different Degrees of the Nobility of England, and the Emblems of the chief Orders of Knighthood in Europe; all fairly engraven on Copper Plates. A sturdy volume, somewhat knocked at the corners and with rubbing to the raised bands, leaves cockled but clean. Very good condition. Sixth and best edition, first published in 1610. This handsome Georgian folio is justly described by Lowndes as the "best edition" on account of the large number of additional illustrations.

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        A Display of Heraldrie (Heraldry) - 6th ed

      Bonwicke et al London 1724. later edition. Hardback. Very Good/No Jacket. 6th Edition 1724 (improved with additions). Folio. Scarce with all 17 engraved portrait plates, 46 engraved coats of arms and numerous woodcut coats of arms in text. & A few leaves with slight loss of text or minor repair to margins. A few gatherings towards end slightly browned. Three manuscript indexes loosely inserted. Contemporary panelled rough calf worn and with joints spilt but holding. Contemporary ownership name. Lovely collectible copy.

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        Nova Anglia Septentrionali Americae implantata Anglorumque coloniis florentissima Geographicice exhibita

      Nuremberg: Joh. Baptista Homann, [1724]. Copper-engraved map, full period colouring, wide margins. In excellent condition except for some small expertly repaired tears to the margins. 21 1/4 x 25 1/4 inches. An excellent copy of this fine map of New England by one of the greatest German 18th-century cartographers This very fine map, in magnificent full original colour, focuses on New England, but embraces the entire territory from Philadelphia in the south up to the St. Lawrence Valley in the north. It depicts the region as it was considered before the British government commissioned advanced surveys of the subject. The geographic portrayal of the coast of New England is quite detailed, and features extensive hydrological information of the coast. Curiously, however, Boston Harbor is shown to be dramatically larger than its actual appearance, and Cape Cod is shown to be an island. In the interior, Lake Champlain is depicted to be dramatically east of its true location, and New York&#39;s Lake Seneca is creatively shown to be a massive sea that drains into the Hudson Valley. To the north, the portrayal of New France is equally fanciful, as "Mont Royal" Island, the site of Montreal, takes on a massive, attenuated form immediately adjacent to Lake Ontario. True to Homann&#39;s artistic signature, the map features a finely-engraved cartouche in the lower right corner that depicts American scenes of commerce and nature. One of the most celebrated cartographers of his day, Johann Baptist Homann established the most successful German publishing house of the eighteenth century. His prolific business, which was inherited by his family after his death, dominated Germany&#39;s map market for over a century, and produced some of the finest maps and atlases of the age. He established himself in Nuremberg, and by 1715 was appointed Geographer to the Emperor. After Homann&#39;s death, the business was taken over by his son, Johann Christoph. From 1730, the firm was entrusted to committee of family members, the Homann Heirs, who published maps and atlases for the next two generations, maintaining the high standards set by Johann Baptist. Goss. The Mapping of North America 50; Manasek 73; McCorkle. New England in Early Printed Maps, 724.1; Portinaro & Knirsch. The Cartography of North America 1500-1800 plate 116; Sellers & Van Ee. Maps & Charts of North America & West Indies, 806.

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        HISTOIRE DE LA MILICE FRANCAISE, Et des changemens qui s&#39;y sont faits depuis l&#39;établissement de la monarchie françoise dans les Gaules, jusqu&#39;à la fin du regne de Louis le Grand

      Amsterdam, Aux dépens de la Compagnie. 1724.. 2 volumes, 1724, complete set, French text, second edition. 4to, approximately 255 x 195 mm, 10 x 7½ inches, titles printed red and black with engraved vignette, 70 engraved plates (as required), a few head- and tailpieces and decorated initials, pages (32), 448; (16), 552, bound in contemporary calf, double ruled gilt border to covers, rebacked to style, raised bands, gilt rules and gilt lettered morocco label, original endpapers retained. Covers rubbed and scuffed, corners neatly repaired, endpapers browned at edges, some pages and plates lightly age-browned, occasional slight foxing, heavy in a couple of places, occasional neat ink marks in margins and neat underlining, some neat ink marginal notes, 2 small ink marks on plate 3, 1 just affecting the image, slight offsetting from some plates to text. Binding tight and firm. A very good copy. The interesting plates show all kinds of weapons, soldiers of different arms, formations, sieges and other attacks, battle plans, fortifications, military ships. See Sotheby&#39;s Library of the Earl&#39;s of Macclesfield, Part 10, item 3432. MORE IMAGES ATTACHED TO THIS LISTING.

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        A Critical Essay Concerning Marriage. Shewing, I. The Preference of

      1724. [Salmon, Thomas (1679-1767)]. A Critical Essay Concerning Marriage. Shewing, I. The Preference of Marriage to a Single Life. II. The Arguments For and Against a Plurality of Wives and Concubines. III. The Authority of Parents and Governors, in Regulating or Restraining Marriages. IV. The Power of Husbands, and the Privileges of Wives. V. The Nature of Divorce, and in What Cases It is Allowable. VI. The Reasons of Prohibiting Marriage Within Certain Degrees. VII The Manner of Contracting Espousals, and What Engagements and Promises of Marriage are Binding. VIII. The Penalties Incurred by Forcible and Clandestine Marriages, and the Consequences Attending Marriages Solemnized by Dissenters. 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. London: Printed for Charles Rivington, 1724. [xx], 310 [i.e. 343], [5] pp. Octavo (4-3/4" x 7-3/4"). Recent period-style quarter calf over marbled boards, raised bands and lettering piece to spine, endpapers renewed preserving early armorial bookplate (of William Frederick Webb) and annotated auction record of this copy on front free endpaper. Armorial bookplate (of George Wildman) to verso of title page. Early check marks in pencil to first chapter. Attractive woodcut head and tail-pieces. Light soiling to title page, toning to text, negligible foxing to a few leaves. A nice copy that may have an interesting provenance. * First edition. Salmon was a prolific Scottish writer on legal, historical and geographical subjects. He spent many years abroad and later accompanied George Anson on his 1739-40 voyage around the world. His wide experiences as a traveler may have furnished the information used in the book&#39;s section on marriage rites, which discusses the practices of Denmark, Livonia, Lapland, Germany, Greece, Armenia, Turkey, Persia, India, Ceylon, Siam, China, Japan, Morocco, Guinea, Ethiopia, Chili, Peru, Brazil, Paraguay, America, Mexico, Canada, Russia and Sweden. Whether he actually visited these places or not, Salmon&#39;s book remains a fascinating document of English social values, anthropological views and legal philosophy in the immediate decades after the Civil War and Restoration. This book was published a

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        De Rebus Gestis Alexandri Magni, Regis Macedonum

      Delphis et Lugduni Batavorum (Delft and Leiden): Adrianum Beman et Samuelem Luchtmans, 1724. [78], 824pp, [223]. Contemporary full vellum, raised bands, spine in seven panels, bands bordered with gilt roll, central lozenge to each compartment, manuscript title / author and date to spine, covers with gilt single fillet border and inner frame joined with mitres, with the arms of Nijmegen to the centre and fleurons to the corners. Vellum grubby, spine especially, chipped to rear outer joint, but holding well, with small amount of loss to seventh panel of spine, vellum is starting to lift from front board. Internally the front endpaper is beginning to lift, some occasional light foxing / browning, but generally quite bright and clean, tears to gutter of 5A2 and 5A3 (not affecting text). Additional engraved title, title in red and black, folding map and 15 engraved plates, attractive tailpieces. Harwood notes of this edition, "this is one of the most valuable editions of the Latin classics I have ever read. Snakenburg has approved himself in this work to be a very able and judicious critic. Few editors have illustrated their authors so well and manifested so accurate a knowledge of ancient manners and customs" (Harwood, Page 188). Variorum edition, with notes by Modius and Gronovius amongst others. Latin text. First Thus. Full Vellum. Good. 4to.

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        Oud en Nieuw Oost-IndiÎn, vervattende een Naaukeurige en Uitvoerige Verhandelinge van Nederlands Mogentheyd in die Gewesten

      Dordrecht and Amsterdam,: Joannes van Braam and Gerard onder de Linden, 1724-, 1726.. Five volumes, folio, with an engraved allegorical frontispiece, engraved vignette on general title, engraved dedication leaf, folding engraved portrait of the author, and a magnificent series of some 367 various other images (comprising 24 engraved maps, most of them folding, 265 engraved plans, views, portraits and plates of plants, animals, costumes, etc., of which many are double-page and/or folding and 78 engravings in the text), eight folding printed tables; an excellent copy in contemporary Dutch mottled calf, spines ornately gilt in compartments between raised bands, double leather labels. The great encyclopedia of the Dutch East-Indies, 'a work of great importance and extreme detail', with a superb visual record of early voyages in the form of its extensive and splendid series of engraved illustrations. This scarce and important collection is only rarely found complete and in such good contemporary condition. It was compiled to provide an extensive and detailed geographical and historical description of the entire region in which the Dutch VOC or East India Company had a colonial interest or had established trading posts. Its compass thus includes, as well as the East Indies, parts of China and Japan and parts of the Near and Middle East. There is much on Australia, the Philippines, Ceylon and the Cape of Good Hope.With its 3500 pages of text it is altogether a remarkable resource for the history of seventeenth-century voyages in the region, and details of Dutch colonial, trading and exploratory activities. The extraordinary series of maps and illustrations offers an exceptionally important portrayal of the Far East and the East Indies.The publication of Valentijn's book reflects an intense interest in the "Southland" in the early eighteenth century. To satisfy this audience, Valentijn was able to publish extensive narratives of the expeditions of Abel Tasman (1642-1643) and Willem de Vlamingh (1696-97), and to produce a number of images from these expeditions - which are among the very few visual records of Australia and the South Pacific prior to the Cook voyages.Valentijn includes with the Tasman narrative a series of small charts adapted from the navigator's journals, along with a number of coastal profiles, which are the earliest views or plans of the Tasmanian and north Australian coasts, while the illustrations to the Vlamingh section include the famous view of the Swan River in Western Australia and the earliest depiction of the black swan. A general map of Tasman's voyages begins the section, with a fine depiction of the outline of the Australian continent established by him. There are also several New Zealand charts and views.Willem de Vlamingh's voyage to the west coast of Australia was the initiative of Nicholas Witsen, Burgomaster of Amsterdam and director of the VOC. The objective was not only scientific but directly linked to Dutch commercial activities. William Eisler and Bernard Smith point out (in Terra Australis: the Furthest Shore, AGNSW, 1988) that Witsen was an enthusiastic collector of paintings and artefacts, and insisted that a painter accompany the expedition to record the rarities found: "the only surviving drawings are the watercolour sketches of the Western Australian coast done by Victor Victorszoon... Witsen received from New Holland... some brambles of wood and a small chest containing shells collected on the beaches, fruits, plants etc.... No specimens of land animals were brought back to Holland. Several black swans were captured but died on the return voyage...". Valentijn also remarked on the "rare and beautiful shells from the beaches of the Southland to be found in the cabinets of Simon Schynvoet of Amsterdam...".Particular importance attaches to the fact that some considerable part of the mapping - including much of the Australian material - is based on original manuscript sources that have since been lost: FranÁois Valentijn (1666-1727) spent several years in the East Indies, and made much use of official archives and documents (many of which were destroyed at Batavia during the Second World War) in compiling his collection. In this context, the "Java" map alone is of special importance.For his important descriptions of the natural history of Amboina Valentijn made extensive use of - and thus preserved, since the manuscript has since been lost - the unpublished "Amboinsch Dierboek" by the famous Dutch naturalist Georg Eberhard Rumpf.Bastin-Brommer, n11-12 (incorrect plate count); Landwehr, 'VOC', 467; Mendelssohn, IV, 594; Nissen ZBI, 4213; Tiele, II, 1121.

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        Commentaire Litteral Sur Tous Les Livres De L&#39;Ancien et du Nouveau Testament

      26 - Paris - Emery, Saugrain and Pierre Martin, 1724 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. Calmet&#39;s influential Bible commentary, in which he sought to give simple, literal meanings of complicated biblical passages. Complete in nine volumes. The third, enlarged edition. Antoine Augustin Calmet (26 February 1672 25 October 1757), a French Benedictine monk, was born at Menil-la-Horgne, in the Meuse department, located in the region of Lorraine. He was educated at the Benedictine priory of Breuil in the town of Commercy, and in 1688 joined the same Order at the Abbey of Saint-Mansuy at Toul, where he was admitted to profession on the 23 October of the following year. After his ordination, 17 March 1696, he was appointed to teach philosophy and theology at the Abbey of Moyenmoutier. Here, with the help of his brethren, he began to gather the material for his commentary of the Bible, which he completed at Munster in Alsace where he was sent in 1704 as sub-prior and professor of Biblical exegesis. With fold-out maps to three volumes depicting places mentioned in the Bible, and beautifully engraved illustrations to the front of each volume, as well as decorated head and tail pieces. Publisher&#39;s catalogue to rear of final volume. The set consists of Volume I, Part I; Volume I, Part II and Volumes II to VIII. Condition: In half calf bindings with marbled paper covered boards. Externally, very worn and rubbed. Leather to all spines is cracked with loss to much leather of corners and head and tail of spines. Boards held by cords only, one board very tender. Internally, generally firmly bound. Slight evidence of past worming to many volumes. Institutional ink stamps to endpapers, half titles and title pages, as well as some further pages to each volume. Occasional closed tears to some pages, including some fold-out plates. Overall: GOOD ONLY.

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        [World maps, hemispherical maps on two sheets] Hemisphere Oriental Dressée en 1720 pour l&#39;usage particulier du Roy sur les Observations Astronomiques et Geographiques raportées la même année dans l&#39;Histoire et dans les memoires del&#39; Academie Rle. des Sciences [and] Hemisphere Occidental Dresse en 1720

      Paris: chez l&#39;Auteur le Sieur Delisle sur le Quay de l&#39;Horloge, 5 September 1724. Hand-coloured copper-engraved maps. Good condition but just shaved into plate area at upper and lower margins. 19 3/4 x 24 1/2 inches. A pair of hemispherical maps of the World, by De l&#39;Isle. Guillaume de l&#39;Isle (1675-1726) was the son of a cartographer and a pupil of Jean Dominique Cassini, who, among other important contributions, aligned the study of astronomy to the study of geography. Under Cassini&#39;s direction, observations were made from locations all over the world that enabled longitudinal calculations to be made with much greater accuracy. De l&#39;Isle carried on this exacting work with remarkable dedication and integrity, constantly revising and improving his maps. These maps exemplify the characteristics which led to De l&#39;Isle achieving his reputation as the outstanding cartographer of his age. He was very exacting about geographical information, and what wasn&#39;t known, for example the northwestern coast of North America, he left blank. He avoided to a remarkable extent common mistakes passed on from mapmaker to mapmaker, including the widely believed notion that California was an island. While precision was his primary goal, his maps are invariably elegant and attractive.

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      Boston: Printed by B. Green, for Nathaniel Belknap, 1724.. [2],x,xiv,239,[5]pp. 12mo. Modern calf, spine gilt, leather label. Titlepage soiled and worn; chips and tears at edges repaired; bottom gutter corner torn and repaired, affecting a few letters of the imprint text and border. Moderate dampstaining to first few pages; some light foxing and toning. A good copy. Cotton Mather&#39;s homage to his famed and prolific father, one of the most influential men in the history of colonial New England, who died the previous year. It constitutes the earliest extensive biography of Increase Mather, and gives important details of his religious and political activities in Massachusetts. Holmes describes the biography as an "eminently readable work." The book includes an early catalogue of Increase Mather&#39;s works. The errata notes that this title was the first work printed by Timothy Green, Junior (1703-63), at the time an apprentice in his uncle Bartholomew&#39;s shop and a member of the distinguished Boston printing family. This copy lacks the frontispiece portrait of Increase Mather, which is the second engraved portrait to be published in the British colonies. According to Holmes, the portrait was not originally published with the work and appears "to have been added to special copies, either at the time of publication, or since." HOLMES, COTTON MATHER 271. HOWES 393, "b." JCB (3)I:347. CHURCH 893. JONES 419. EVANS 2557. SABIN 46447.

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        Parentator. Memoirs of Remarkables in the Life and the Death of the Ever-Memorable Dr. Increase Mather

      Boston: B. Green for Nathaniel Belknap, 1724. 8vo. (6 1/2 x 4 1/4 inches). Title (verso blank), I-X, i-xiv, 1-[-244], [1] (verso blank) pp. Portrait frontispiece of Increase Mather engraved by Sturt. (Minor paper restoration at a few corners). Expertly bound to style in eighteenth- century calf, covers ruled in gilt with a central triple gilt ruled panel, spine with raised bands in six compartments decoratively tooled in gilt. The first biography of Increase Mather, complete with the rare Sturt portrait. Cotton Mather&#39;s homage to his famous father, who had died in 1723, is the earliest extensive biography of Increase Mather and gives important details of both his religious and political activities in Massachusetts. Holmes describes the biography as an "eminently readable work." The book also includes an early catalogue of Increase Mather&#39;s published writings: 6 pages, covering a period between 1669 and 1722, and preceded by "Behold, the Catalogue! - Without any mention of the Learned and Useful Praefaces, which the Publishers of many Books Obtained from him as a Beautiful Porch unto them; and which Collected, would make a considerable Volumn." In the charming errata (or "Advertisement"), often missing but present here, Mather gives eight lines of corrections but is also very complimentary about the printer, Timothy Green Jr. (1703-1763). At the time Green, a member of the distinguished Boston printing family, was an apprentice in his uncle Bartholomew&#39;s shop. Mather notes that this was "the First Book, that has entirely pas&#39;d thro&#39; [Green&#39;s]... hand" and compares the latter&#39;s accuracy to the master-printer Christian Wechel. Of primary importance to this early American imprint is the frontispiece portrait of Increase Mather, which is only the second engraved portrait to appear in a book published in the British colonies. According to Holmes, the portrait was not originally published with the work and appears "to have been added to special copies, either at the time of publication, or since." As the portrait was engraved in London, it seems likely that Green or Belknap ordered a limited number to have inserted into "deluxe" copies. We could locate only a handful of extant copies complete with the portrait. This copy originally owned by Reverend Hezekiah Lord (1697/98- 1761), a contemporary of Cotton Mather and the first pastor to North Preston, Connecticut. Church 893; Evans 2557; Holmes, Cotton Mather 271; Howes M393 "b"; Sabin 46447.

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        Parentator. Memoirs of Remarkables in the Life and the Death of the Ever-Memo

      Boston: Nathaniel Belknap, 1724. First Edition. Leather Bound. Very Good. Full brown calf with six-compartment spine tooled in gilt, title lettering against red background and date lettering against black background (still bright and vivid); old internal hinge reinforcements; tight binding with scattered light foxing, leather extremities rubbed; inside front cover is penned ...."a most interesting piece of biography"... ; later 19th Century bookplate of Rev. Anson Phelps Stokes.(evidence of earlier bookplate removal, and tape repair).

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        Le Droit de la Guerre et de la Paix, translated by Jean Barbeyrac,

      Amsterdam, Pierre de Coup, 1724. 2 vols in 1. Large Qto. 1001 pp + 2 sheets. F&#39;piece. Titles red & Black. First Edition. Hardback. Fine/No Jacket. First edition of translation by Jean Barbayrac. 4to 26 x 20.5 cms. Two volumes bound in one. Contents exceptional, no foxing, light browning on endpapers, complete with all text and blanks, engraved frontis, title red and black, xliii, [4], pp1001, [38]. Bookplate of the Earl of Roden on pastedown, contemporary calf, raised bands elaborately decorated, gilt title.

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      1724. Good. DE SOLIS, Antonio. THE HISTORY OF THE CONQUEST OF MEXICO by the Spaniards. Done into English from the Original Spanish by Thomas Townsend. London, T. Woodward, J. Hooke, and J. Peele, 1724. Folio. [18]163,252,152pp. + 9ff. Books I-V, paginated as three volumes. First edition in English. The nine engravings include a frontispiece portrait of Cortez by Vertue after Titian (clipped neatly at top margin), Cortez among the Indians (with a 7-inch tear), a landscape panorama (torn but mended with good paper), two naval battles between Indian canoes and Spanish brigantines, the City of Mexico, the Great Temple of Mexico, and three maps. Seven plates are folding. With woodcut printer&#39;s ornaments. The edition is complete. Text clean but for a few occasional spots. Early calf, inconspicuously rebacked with gilt label. Light wear and worming, all superficial, to cover, and two corners bumped.

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        The History of the Conquest of Mexico by the Spaniards

      London: T. Woodward, J. Hooke and J. Peele. G: in Good condition without dust jacket as issued. Hinges weak but holding. Frontispiece darkened and off-setting to title page. One plate poorly folded. 1724. First English edition. Leather cover. 350mm x 250mm (14" x 10"). [600pp. + plates]. Engraved frontispiece, four single page and two folding page engravings (one panoramic) and two maps. Written as "five" books - the pagination is inconsistent - probably as published. Subscribers&#39; list to front. .

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      London. 1724.. [18],163,252,152pp. plus frontispiece portrait, six folding plates, and two folding maps. Folio. Antique-style three-quarter polished calf and marbled boards, raised bands, leather label. Minor scattered foxing and soiling, but generally clean internally. First folding plate lightly dampstained and repaired; penultimate folding plate with a repaired tear, slightly affecting image. Very good. The first edition in English of this classic history of the conquest of Mexico, first published in Madrid in 1684 and reprinted in multiple editions in every European language. The author was a noted Spanish dramatist and historian. This work remained the most important European source on Latin American history up through the first part of the 19th century. EUROPEAN AMERICANA 724/165. SABIN 86487. PALAU 318693. MEDINA (BHA) 1773n. JCB (1)III:350. ESTC T135491.

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        THE HISTORY OF THE REVOLUTIONS IN SPAIN, From the Decadence of the Roman Empire, and the First Foundation of the Monarchy, to the Renunciation of King Philip V. and the Accession of Lewis I to the Crown of Spain

      London, W. Mears and T. Edlin, 1724.. Including likewise the History of the late War. In three parts, divided into five volumes. Written in French. And approv&#39;d by the Abbot Vertot. Made English from the Paris edition, and illustrated with notes, by Mr. Morgan. FIRST EDITION 1724, 5 volumes (actually 3 volumes divided into 5), complete set, 8vo, approximately 195 x 125 mm, 7¾ x 4¾ inches, decorative and pictorial head- and tailpieces and initials, general title page and title page to each volume printed red and black, pages: (11), xviii, i-viii, i-lxxvi, (10), 1-280 plus index, advert leaf facing general title; (14), 281-653 plus index; (10), 1-318; (6), 323-676 plus index; (8), 7-535 plus Table of Kings and index, bound in full antique mottled calf, raised bands to spine, gilt in compartments, gilt lettered red morocco title labels, Volumes I -3 have green volume labels also, 4 and 5 have volume numbers in gilt, edges speckled red. Bindings rubbed and scuffed, worn at corners, upper and lower hinges cracked or partly cracked, covers holding firmly, spines rubbed with small chips to head and tail, gilt worn, armorial bookplate of Baron Ormathwaite on first pastedown of each volume, a small pale stain to 1 lower margin in Volume 5, otherwise a good clean set of a work which is rare in the English edition. This history of Spain covers the period from the 5th century to 1724. Histoire des revolutions d&#39;Espagne was first published in The Hague by Jacob Stopp the same year as our translation, 1724. MORE IMAGES ATTACHED TO THIS LISTING. POSTAGE AT COST.

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        Le droit de la guerre et de la paix / Par Hugo Grotius. Nouvelle traduction, par Jean Barbeyrac, ... Avec les notes de l&#39;auteur meme, qui n&#39;avoient point encore paru en francois; & de nouvelles notes du traducteur

      A Amsterdam : Chez Pierre de Coup, MDCCXXIV. [1724], 1724. 1st Edition in this form. Notes; Title page printed in red and black; with engraved vignette. With engraved portrait frontispiece. Subjects; International law - Early works to 1800. Maritime law - Early works to 1800. Freedom of the seas - Early works to 1800. War (International law) - Early works to 1800. Other names; Barbeyrac, Jean, 1674-1744. Translation of De jure belli ac pacis libri tres. Scattered, marginal foxing. Finely and sumptuously bound in modern aniline calf over marble boards. Raised bands with the title blocked direct in gilt. Spine compartments uniformly tooled in gilt. An exceptional copy - scans and additional bibliographic detail on request.

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      [London?] 1724, 1740.. Four indentures on six large vellum sheets. Some light soiling and wear, heavier to one of the documents. One of the documents with heavier soiling and some small loss, affecting several words. Wax seals and tax stamps intact. Very good overall. These four agreements concerning lands in colonial New England, three of them signed by James Hamilton, Fifth Duke of Hamilton and Duke of Brandon (1703-1743), represent the tail end of what might have been one of the great land empires in colonial America. The young fifth Duke would have just come into his majority, turning twenty-one some months before these indentures were drawn up, through which he sought to gain rents and fees from over 100,000 acres he laid claim to in eastern Connecticut and western Rhode Island. The Hamilton family was involved in some of the earliest land speculation in North America, including the Plymouth Council, formed in 1622. When that body dissolved in 1635, the third Marquess of Hamilton received a massive land grant from the Crown, for all the land between the Connecticut River and Narragansett River and harbor, at a distance of sixty miles inland from the coast - a significant chunk of Connecticut and Rhode Island, from New London to Providence. However, the English Civil War intervened, and the Marquess - later the first Duke - was never able to develop the land as the conditions of the grant required. After fighting loyally for Charles I, he ended up at the executioner&#39;s block slightly ahead of his royal master. Early in the Restoration, Charles II granted the colony of Connecticut a royal charter for part of the land in 1662. After petitions to the throne by the heirs of the Duke of Hamilton in 1664, followed by long litigation, the land claim was thrown out as invalid because no attempt had been made to settle the land. As long as the Stuart dynasty was in place the Hamilton dukedom had great influence in court, and was able to actively keep its claim alive, but the Revolution of 1688 and accompanying turmoil in New England effectively ended the struggle. A final official declaration on the subject was reached in the courts in 1696, when the Crown officially denied any claim that the Dukes of Hamilton might have had. Despite their defeat in the courts, some thirty years later, these indentures show that the Dukes of Hamilton still made claim to the land and were collecting rents from tenants and settlers, possibly imported from the Scottish Highlands where they held their hereditary land and titles in Britain. The Dukes and their agents would in fact hold on to hope and claims until the end of the colonial era. The present indentures concern 100,000 acres of the original grant, in the far eastern corner of Connecticut and far western portion of Rhode Island. Three of these indentures are dated 1724, while the fourth document, which is not signed by Hamilton, is dated 1740. All four involve a Bostonian named John Morke. The first of these is signed "Hamilton & Brandon" and consists of two vellum pages, dated July 7, 1724, authorizing John Morke "...of Boston and New England..." to collect rents from settlers on approximately 100,000 acres in the colonies of Rhode Island and Connecticut on behalf of the Duke of Hamilton & Brandon. The original red wax seal bearing the arms of the duke is still affixed. A second document, dated the day before, is a letter of attorney signed "Hamilton & Brandon," granting John Morke the power of attorney to act on Hamilton&#39;s behalf. The third agreement, also dated July 6, 1724, is likewise signed "Hamilton & Brandon," comprising two vellum pages, being the "Articles of Agreement Betwixt His Grace James Duke of Hamilton & Brandon and John Morke of Boston in New England." John Morke, a Dane by birth, had served in the British merchant fleet before settling in New England sometime around 1724. In that year, Morke received a letter from the Duke of Hamilton authorizing him to grant leases in a sixty square mile area east of the Connecticut River. For his efforts, he would receive an annual salary of £200. Perhaps not surprisingly, the plan evidently never quite worked out, and by 1729 he was back at sea as the captain of a sloop running between Albany, New York and Boston. The fourth document is an indenture signed by one James Graham, dated Jan. 8, 1740, as a counterpart to the articles of agreement between John Morke and James Graham. These indentures show that - despite having been clearly told by the Crown that any claim they made to this land was invalid - the Dukes of Hamilton were still attempting to maintain a toehold as landlords in Connecticut and Rhode Island. As late as 1781, still fifty years further beyond these indentures, and eighty- five years after being told by the Crown that they had no claim to the territory, the claims of the Dukes of Hamilton were still being espoused by Rev. Samuel Peters in his GENERAL HISTORY OF CONNECTICUT.... Peters was an Anglican clergyman from Connecticut who fled to London in 1774 because of his Loyalist sympathies. The colony of Connecticut claimed as validation not only its royal charter of 1662, but also its acquisition of the 1631 land grant of the Earl of Warwick, predating the initial claim of the Dukes of Hamilton. Peters excoriates this idea, continuing to put forth the Dukes of Hamilton as the rightful owners of Eastern Connecticut. A fascinating cache of documents relating to this strange case of land claims and leases in Connecticut, perpetrated against the Crown&#39;s will.

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        Cinco Palabras del Apostol San Pablo, comentadas por el Angélico Doctor Santo Thomas de Aquino, y declaradas por el Menor Carmelita Descalço., con Doctrinas de su Madre Serafica Santa Teresa de Jesus y exemplos de su Orden que dispiertan para vivir y morir bien. Tomo Segundo. Contiene dos Palabras: Credenda, Speranda.

      Impresso en Napoles, por Marco Antonio Ferro, año 1680. Y reimpresso en Valencia por Antonio Balle, año 1724. - 4to.; frontispicio, 10 hs., 304 pp., más 24 interesantísimas láminas grabadas en cobre por Quart. Encuadernación de la época en pergamino. Contiene un gran número de apuntes biográficos de frailes y monjas carmelitas, en su mayor parte españoles e italianos y lleva un prólogo escrito por Fray Pedro de la Trinidad en el mismo año de la edición, 1724, en Zaragoza, en el Convento de Carmelitas Descalzos. Su autor, el hoy Venerable Fray Francisco de la Cruz, nació en Mora, Toledo, como hijo legítimo de Bartolomé Sánchez, portugués, y de María Hernández, de Alcobendas. Su figura, aparte de sus escritos, es la del peregrino por excelencia, ya que a lo largo de su vida peregrinó a Roma, Tierra Santa y Santiago de Compostela, con la cruz a cuestas.

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        ARCEVIA - MORTIER, Pierre. 1724. "Rocca Contrada, Ville de l'Etat de l'Eglise, dans le Marche d'Ancone". Incisione in rame raffigurante la città vista dall'alto, con i suoi dintorni. In alto titolo, in basso, lungo il margine inferiore, didascalie.

      In: Mortier P. - Nouveau Théàtre d'Italie... a La Haye F. 50 x 41,5. Esemplare bello e decorativo.

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        The manner of raising, ordering, and improving forest-trees: With directions how to plant, make, and keep woods, walks, avenues, lawns, hedges, &c

      Pr. for Eliz. Bell John Darby Arthur Bettesworth et al. London: Pr. for Eliz. Bell, John Darby, Arthur Bettesworth, et al., 1724. 18th-century calf, covers framed in double blind fillets with blind roll along joint, spine with gilt-stamped leather title and date labels and gilt-stamped compartment decorations; joints and portions of spine leather unobtrusively repaired, edges and extremities rubbed, sides with a bit of light scuffing, gilt mildly rubbed. Scattered faint foxing, most pages clean.. 8vo (19.8 cm, 7.75"). Frontis. (incl. in pagination), xx, 273, [3] pp.; 4 fold. plts. Acclaimed and influential treatise by Cook, head gardener to the Earl of Essex and a professional nurseryman. This is the stated third edition, corrected, following the first of 1676; it includes "Rules and Tables shewing how the Ingenious Planter may measure Superficial Figures, divide Woods or Land, and measure Timber and other solid Bodies, either by Arithmetick or Geometry: With the Uses of that excellent Line, the Line of Numbers, by several new Examples; and many other Rules, useful for most Men."The volume is illustrated with a => lovely copper-engraved frontispiece depicting tree-fellers at work and with four folding plans showing how to calculate the scale and design of landscape features. At the back of the work is a brief overview of the rules for making cider, and an additional recipe for birch beer (alcoholic) is given in the chapter on birches.

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        CIVITANOVA MARCHE - MORTIER, Pierre. 1724. "Civitas-Nova, ou Citta Nova Ville de l'Etat de l'Eglise dans la Marché d'Ancone. A Amsterdam, Par Pierre Mortier, Avec Privil." Titolo in alto, a destra immagine del B. Maro. In basso elenco dei luoghi notabili entro cornice ornamentale. Bella veduta a volo d'uccello della città e suoi dintorni, molto particolareggiata.

      In: Mortier P. - Nouveau Théàtre d'Italie... a La Haye Inc. rame, f. 52x41,3

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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.

      Chez le Sr Danet 1724 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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        Nieuwe en ongehoorde dog in de natuur welgegronde Queek-konst van Boomen, Heesters en Bloemgewassen. Ofte derselver algemeene vermeerdering...

      Amsterdam, Andries van Damme, 1724. 2 parts (bound in one). Small-4to (197 x 150 mm). pp. (14), 208, with 2 engraved frontispieces and 34 mostly folded engraved plates. Contemporary vellum (upper joint cracking). Second Dutch edition. The first German edition appeared in Regensburg 1716-17 and was translated into French, Dutch and English. 'Last published in 1784, its 35 plates served as the principal illustrated fruit-tree propagation manual for many decades' (Janson, Pomona's Harvest p. 215). According to Hunt 'this was the first treatise on cuttings and graftings, and it made Agricola famous'. Some slight waterstaining. Bibl. Landbouwuniversiteit Wageningen, Special Coll. no. 7 (first edition). See Hunt 452.

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        TERRACINA - MORTIER, Pierre. 1724. "Terracina ou Terracine, Ville de l'Etat de l'Eglise". Bellissimo paesaggio raffigurante la veduta prospettica della cittadina a sinistra, una scena animata da contadini che raccolgono olive in primo piano, colline e il mare a destra. Titolo in alto al centro.

      In: Mortier P. - Nouveau Théàtre d'Italie... a La Haye Inc. in rame. F. 49,5 x 49.

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      Decorativa veduta della città e dintorni mm 390x495

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        FRASCATI - MORTIER, Pierre. 1724. "Frascati Ville de l'Etat de l'Eglise elle est dans la Campagne de Rome, et Considerable par la grand nombre de Beaux Palais etc. A Amsterdam chez Pierre Mortier Avec Privil". Titolo in basso entro cartiglio ornato sorretto da due putti, stemma muto, elenco di nomi "A La Haye chez R. Alberts", a destra Amstelaedami Ioannes Blaeu excudebat". Grandiosa e lunga veduta della città e luoghi vicini, ville, giardini, campi e boschi, a volo d'uccello e molto particolareggiata.

      In: Mortier P. - Nouveau Théàtre d'Italie... a La Haye Inc. rame, f. 143x36,8.

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        FRASCATI - MORTIER, Pierre. 1724. "Delineatio S.te Tuscolanae Eremi S. Romualdi Camaldulensis. L'Hermitage de S. Romuald de Camaldoli a Frascati. Il est dan la Campagne de Rome. A Amsterdam par Pierre Mortier Avec privilege". Titoli in alto entro cartiglio ed in basso lungo il margine inferiore. Bellissima veduta panoramica del convento, della chiesa e dintorni, con viandanti ed alberi in primo piano. Molto decorativa.

      In: Mortier P. - Nouveau Théàtre d'Italie... a La Haye Inc. rame, f. 50x39,8.

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        The History of the Conquest of Mexico by the Spaniards

      London: T. Woodward, J. Hooke and J. Peele, 1724.. First English edition. Leather cover. G: in Good condition without dust jacket as issued. Hinges weak but holding. Frontispiece darkened and off-setting to title page. One plate poorly folded. 350mm x 250mm (14" x 10"). [600pp. + plates]. Engraved frontispiece, four single page and two folding page engravings (one panoramic) and two maps. Written as "five" books - the pagination is inconsistent - probably as published. Subscribers' list to front.

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        Discours de la Methode, pour bien conduire saraison, & chercher la verite dans les Sciences. Plus, La Dioptrique etles Meteores, Qui sont des effais de cette Methode. Nouvelle Edition,revue & corrigee. En deux tomes

      Paris. Chez Pierre Huet, (vol.1.), & LaCompagnie des Librairies. (Vol.2.). 1724.. 16mo, (in 8&#39;s), 16.6cm, in2 volumes, 470 & [8],479pp., with 26 folding plates (complete), in fullcontemporary calf, real raised bands, full gilt spine panel decorations,both title labels wanting, volume labels present, spines chipped at thetop and bottom edges, worn at the edges, both volumes have some slightdamp staining along the top text edge, five of the plates are a bit tattyon the leading edge with text loss due to being over folded, a very goodattractive antique set ~ This edition is uncommon. Volume I alsoincludes "Abrege&#39; de la Musique." Volume II is sub-titled "Plus laDioptrique, les Meteores, la Mechanique, & la Musique; qui sont desessais de cette Methode. Nouvelle Edition, revue, corrigee & augmenteedes Remarques du P. Poisson, P.D.L." An interesting pre-FrenchRevolution edition of the great French philosophers most popularwritings: "Avec Approbation & Privilege du Roy".. Soft cover.

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        The Compleat Fisherman. Being a Large and Particular Account of all the Several Ways of Fishing now Practiced in Europe, with Abundance of Curious Secrets and Niceties in the Art of Fishing?

      R. Hopkins 12mo, period full calf, spine gilt, early rebacking with spine leather laid down, folding copper-engraved frontispiece, [6], 234 pp. Binding rubbed, and with a little wear, hinges are cracked, but still firm, lacking front free endpaper, pencil notation on pastedown, frontispiece creased and a little foxed, some light foxing and soiling; otherwise very good. This is a rather scarce fishing title that has come up at auction only a couple of times in the past 20 years. The frontispiece illustrates the different types of fishing, including net, pole, spear and trident. The author indicates that while there have been attempts to teach the art of fishing, knowledge of the art seems to have been one that is only available in individual experience. He promises to provide a 'short and sweet' instruction on the subject for the reader. Saunders covers the types of equipment, bait, types of fish, and location to do it right.

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        Origines sive antiqvitates ecclesiasticae. Ex lingva anglicana in latinam vertit Io. Henricus Grischovius. Accedit praefatio Io. Franc. Buddei.

      Halle, Sumtibus Orphotrophei, 1724-29. 8 volum. bound in 4 bands.360 + 28 + 447 + 619 + (38) + 20 + 411 + 10 + (2) + 348 + 16 + 592 + 14 + 522 + 12 + 288 pp. Illustrated with vignets and some folded printed plates. Bound full vellum.. Text in latin. Slight wear on boards and edges, but nice. Hinges strong. The last doubleband (9-10) is loosing. Joseph Bingham (1668-1723) came out with the first edition 1708-22.(Porto kr. 40,- på brevforsendelser i Danmark)

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        Dan. Georg. Morhofii de Pura Dictione Latina Liber. Io. Laur. Moshemius edidit et notas adiecit.

      Hanoverae [Hannover], Impensis Nic. Foersteri et Fil 1724. (16)+296+(16) pages. Bound with: Francisci Vavasseur: De ludicra dictione liber. In quo tota iocandi ratio ex veterum scriptis aestimatur. Eiusdem Antibarbarus seu de vi & usu dquorundam verborum latinorum observationes. Accedunt J.L. Balzacii. Epistolae selectae. Recensuit, variisque notis illustravit Joannes Erhardus Kappius. Lipsiae [Leipzig], Joannis Christian Martini, 1722. (32)+LXI+(2)+824+(104) pages. With a few woodcut vignettes. Bound with: M. Georgio Ermelio. Periodikon, sive de Periodo Interpungenda Libellus Memorialis, in qou Omnia, quae sunt hujus Disciplinae, suae origini restituuntur. Lipsia [Leipzig], Sumptibus Theophili Georgi 1711. With woodcut vignettes. 80+(1) pages. 8vo. Bound in one contemporary full vellum binding. Old name and inscription on the flyleaf as well as on the titlepage. A fine and well-preserved copy.. Text in Latin

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