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        Acts of Assembly Passed in the Province of New-York, from 1691, to 172

      , 1726. 1726. NEW YORK. LAWS. Acts of Assembly Passed in the Province of New-York, from 1691, to 1725. New York: William Bradford, 1726. Fol. [10], 124 [i.e., 128], 121-252, 261-319 p. Later half morocco, worn and scuffed at the entremities. Eight leaves in neat facsimile: title, the four-leaf index, leaves 2K1-2, and leaf 23V2. Leaves 2E2-G2 supplied from another copy. Library stamp on pastedown and title, occasional dampstaining, and the foxing and moderate browning inherent in American books of this date. Withal, an entirely respectable copy of a very rare book. While the earliest ownership signature has been lined through and is difficult to decipher, later signatures are Henry Sands 1800, Caleb S. Riggs, and Saml. R. Betts 1827. The very rare 1726 "Bradford" compilation of the earliest laws of New York, printed by New York's, and the Middle Colonies', first printer. Eight leaves are in neat facsimile and five leaves were long ago supplied from another copy, but otherwise this is a very satisfactory copy. Only two other copies have been sold at auction in the last forty years. Law compilations of this date from the Middle Colonies are extremely rare, and one must take what one can find. Evans 2785, 2569; Tower Collection 613; ESTC W11515, W16374.

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        Itinerarium Septentrionale; Or, A Journey Thro' Most Of The Counties Of Scotland, And Those In The North Of England. In Two Parts {Complete, Without The Later "Supplement")

      London: Alexander Gordon / G. Strahan / J. Woodman / J. Innys / T. Woodward, 1726. 1st Edition. Hardcover. Good. 66 Engraved Plates, Some Fold Out And Multi-Fold. 1st Printing First Issue (1726), Without The Later Supplement. 14 1/4" Tall. Full Calf, Elaborate Gilt Spine With Six Bands, Red Morocco Spine Label, Covers Blindstamped With Elaborate Frames, Gilt Border, Handmade Endpapers.Title Page, 2 Pp Dedication, 4 Pp Subscribers' List, 10 Pp Preface. Large Multifold Map Of England, Text On Pp 11-168, Appendix On Pp 169-187, Advertisement, 4 Pp Index At End. Covers Worn, Joints Cracked But Hinges Sound, All Pages Square And Immaculate, All Plates Clean And Intact, 1" Pull Tear In Margin Of Preliminary Fold-Out Map, Not Reaching The Printing Or Engraved Area. This Is The First Book Covering The Antiquities Of Scotland. Alexander Gordon (1692?-1755) Was A Scottish Antiquary And Singer. The Itinerarium, Was Considered An Essential Reference By All Roman Antiquaries Of His Time. Gordon Was Born At Aberdeen, Scotland, Not Later Than 1692. After Earning An M.A. At The University Of Aberdeen, Where He Distinguished Himself By His Classical Attainments, He Resided For A Time In The City, Eking Out A Living As A Teacher Of Languages And Music. He Also Painted Portraits In Oil. He Afterwards Visited The Continent, At First Probably As A Tutor, And Returned Home An Excellent French And Italian Scholar, And With A Good Knowledge Of Art And Antiquities. He Studied Music In Italy, And When In London He Occasionally Sang In Opera, And Among His Countrymen Was Known As "Singing Sandie." At One Time He Appears To Have Been An Itinerant Teacher Of Music, More Especially While Collecting The Materials For His Itinerarium, Some Time Before 1720. In 1720 Stukeley, In His Account Of A Roman Temple [Arthur's Oon] And Other Antiquities Near Graham's Dike In Scotland, Expressed His Wonder That No Scotsman Had Hitherto Investigated The Roman Antiquities Of The Country. "This," Says Gordon, "Was Sufficient Excitement For Me To Proceed Still More Vigorously In Collecting What I Had Begun." During Three Successive Years He Visited Different Parts Of Scotland And Northumberland, Exploring, Drawing, And Measuring Ancient Remains, At Much Cost And Some Hardship. Liberal Patrons, However, Were Not Wanting, Such As The Duke Of Queensberry, To Whom The Work Was Subsequently Dedicated, The Earl Of Pembroke, The Earl Of Findlater, The Earl Of Hertford, And Viscount Bateman, Whose Cabinet Of Curiosities He Was Often Enabled To Enrich During His Travels At Home And Abroad, Edward Chandler, Then Bishop Of Lichfield, And Duncan Forbes Of Culloden, At That Time Lord Advocate. His Great Patron Was Sir John Clerk Of Penicuik, Edinburghshire. He Was A Frequent Guest At Old Penicuik House, Where He Had Access To A Splendid Museum Of Antiquities, And Was Accompanied By Clerk In His Northumbrian Explorations, As Well As In Others Nearer Home. The Work, Which Had Been Largely Subscribed For, Appeared As Itinerarium Septentrionale In 1726. In This Laborious Work Gordon Proved Himself An Honest, Painstaking Antiquary. Though His Theories Have Long Since Been Exploded, He Has Preserved Records Of Earthworks, Inscriptions, And Relics Of Various Kinds, Of Which But For Him All Knowledge Would Have Been Lost. The Appendix Derived Its Chief Value From A Learned Correspondence Concerning Ancient Sepulchral Rites In Britain Between Sir John Clerk And Roger Gale Which Gordon Here Made Public, Greatly To Their Annoyance. He Apologizes For The Inelegant Illustrations Of His Itinerarium. Gordon Sailed For South Carolina In August 1741, As Secretary To James Glen, F.S.A., The Newly Appointed Governor Of That Province. There He Eventually Prospered. To The Royal Society He Sent An Elaborate Description Of The Natural History Of South Carolina, Which Was Not Read Until 25 May 1758. The Itinerarium, The Essential Handbook Of All Roman Antiquaries Of That Day, Was A Favorite With Sir Walter Scott, Who Has Immortalized It In The Antiquary As That Prized Folio Which Jonathan Oldbuck Undid From Its Brown Paper Wrapper In The Hawes Fly Or Queensferry Diligence.

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        Rechtliches und Vernunft-mäßiges Bedencken eines Icti, der unpartheyisch ist, von dem schändlichen Nachdruck andern gehöriger Bücher.

      O. O., 1726. - 29 S. Rückenbroschur aus Goldbrokatpapier. ADB X, 129; Stintzing-L. III/1, S. 122-25, Noten S. 72-74. - Wichtige erste Ausgabe des ersten Werkes zu Grundfragen des geistigen Eigentums und Urheberrechts. Der Frühaufklärer, Jurist ("Icti", d. i. Iuris consulti) und Hallenser Professor wendet sich vehement gegen die Unsitte seiner Zeit, den Nachdruck von Büchern ohne Zustimmung des Autors oder des berechtigten Verlegers. Er fordert ein Verbot aus Fragen der Gerechtigkeit und der wirtschaftlichen Überlebensfähigkeit von Autoren und Verlegern. Mit den Raubdruckern geht Gundling hart ins Gericht, er bezeichnet sie als "Hottentotten", denen ein hässlicher Wurm in der Seele sitzt und empfiehlt ihnen, zu den Tartaren oder nach Irland zu gehen, wo das Plündern und Rauben bekanntlich erlaubt sei. - Sehr gutes Exemplar!

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        The artificer's looking-glass:

      8vo., in half-sheets, (8) + 62pp., without the advertisement leaf, upper margins cropped up to p.24 with loss or partial loss of several page numbers (but in no case affecting the text), bound in early 20th century black half roan over marbled boards, neatly rebacked to match, spine gilt lettered. Sometime in the library of The Surveyors' Institution with its 1908 bookplate on front pastedown but with no other obvious marks of ownership.Publisher: London: printed for J. Wilford, at the Three Flower de-Luces, in Little-Britain.Year: 1726Edition: Only edition: rare (COPAC & OCLC find copies at only 6 libraries: BL + Guildhall + Columbia + Huntington + Congress + Princeton). Hanson 3577 (the BL copy).

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        Oeuvres de Monsieur de la Fontaine. Nouvelle édition. (In-4o, 3 volumes).

      Anvers, Jacob & Henry Sauvage (i.e. Paris, Lancelot), 1726. 4to. Three volumes. Full 18th-century calf with richly gilt spines each with two title tickets. Beautiful engraved portrait by Cl. Duflos. Engravings and lettrines by Tardieu. All pages with encadrements.* Fine set of this imposing edition of La Fontaine.

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        Haarlem panorama - naar Pieter de Molijn.

      GROOT(S) GEZICHT OP HAARLEM?HAER-LEM?? kopergravure vervaardigd door Jan van de Velde naar een tekening van Pieter de Molijn. Uitgegeven te Amsterdam door Reinier en Joshua Ottens tussen 1726-1766. De gravure bestaat uit 3 aaneengeplakte bladen; tesamen 41 x 169,2 cm. Later met de hand gekleurd. Signaturen midden onder: Petrus Molineus Inv. ; Johannes Veldius sculp. ; R.& I.Ottens Excud.Amst:.De eerste druk (staat) verscheen in 1621, uitgegeven te Haarlem door David van Horenbeeck. Dit is de tweede druk.Hier zien we Haarlem vanuit het noorden met centraal de Grote of St.-Bavokerk en op de voorgrond de Kleverlaan. Geheel links de ru?ne van kasteel Huis ter Kleef waarnaast een boerderij aan Het Zieken (de tegenwoordige Kennemerstraat) en het torentje van het voormalig Leproos-, Pest- en Dolhuis (thans Museum Het Dolhuys). Geheel rechts een van de molens aan de Zijlweg.In composities van Pieter de Molijn (London 1595-1661 Haarlem) komen de figuren altijd sterk naar voren en steken van de omgeving af. Op de voorgrond links zien we hier een aantal mannen en koeien. Op de Kleverlaan een aantal paard-en-wagens, ruiters en wandelaars. In het midden een tekenaar die het Huis ter Kleef schetst, vermoedelijk is dit De Molijn zelf die zich een plek in deze voorstelling gunde.Hollandse landschapsschilderkunst uit de 17de eeuw speelde zich vooral af rond Haarlem. Het burgerlijke buitenvermaak, zoals het rondrijden in ??speelwagens?, het bezoek aan plattelandsherbergen, dorpskermissen en het wandelen, was daarbij een favoriet onderwerp. In het relatief veilige Hollandse platteland werd toen al eindeloos gewandeld, terwijl in andere Europese steden de inwoners wel twee keer uitkeken voordat ze de stadsgrenzen verlieten.Boven het profiel van Haarlem van links naar rechts het wapen van Haarlem, gehouden door twee zeemonsters, het wapen van Holland, een op een gevleugeld paard gezeten vrouw (dichtkunst?), de dorre boom met de wapens van Haarlem op een vaartuig met een zaag op de boeg (symbool voor de verovering van Damiate door een aantal leden van Haarlemse families waarvan de wapenschilden in de boom hangen), vervolgens een op een leeuw gezeten vrouw, die zuilen vasthoudt, als symbool voor de kracht. Daarna het wapen van prins Maurits en tenslotte het oude wapen van Haarlem, gehouden door twee zwaar behaarde mannen.Het cartouche rechtsonder bevat een opdracht aan het stadsbestuur van Haarlem in het Latijn en Grieks door Samuel Ampzing en David van Horenbeeck, daaromheen een aantal voorwerpen waarin we Haarlem zouden moeten herkennen, zoals wapens, harnassen, muziek, muziekinstrumenten, boeken, paletten en penselen, het zwaard van justitie, vlaggen, voorwerpen die te maken hebben met de textielnijverheid en blekerijen, geheel rechtsonder een biervat en een tulp.prijs: ?8.500,- (incl. lijst, BTW margerregeling).

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        Journal de la Residence du Sieur Lange, Agent de Sa Majesté Imperiale de la Grande Russie à la Cour de la Chine dans les Années 1721 & 1722

      Abraham Kallewier, Leyde 1726 - Lorenz Lange (c. 1690-1752) ingeniero sueco, diplomático y explorador del siglo XVIII. Entró al servicio de Rusia en 1712 y fue enviado especial de Pedro el Grande a China en 1715. Su misión era promover los intereses comerciales rusos. Viajó por Tobol'sk, Tomsk, Yeniseysk, Irkutsk y la región del lago Baikal, y fue uno de los primeros europeos en describir el desierto de Gobi. Su viaje terminó en Beijing, donde vivió hasta su regreso a Rusia en 1717. formato 8º. 6 h. 243 p. papel un poco oscurecido. Buen ejemplar [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Travels into Several Remote Nations of the World (Gulliver’s Travels) by Lemuel Gulliver

      London: Benj. Motte 1726 - FIRST EDITION. This is an outstanding untouched example of Teerink’s A edition, the true first edition, preceding the AA and B editions. As Sir William Temple’s secretary at Moor Park, the young Swift had access to many travel accounts in Temple’s library. A frequent reader of such books during his formative years, Swift began working in 1714 on his own fictional account of the travels of Martin Scriblerus. The success of Robinson Crusoe (1719) helped spur on the writing of the book, a satire not only of travel narratives but of many aspects of eighteenth-century life including politics, science, commerce, and society. By the 1720s that work had become Gulliver’s Travels. In March 1726 Swift came to England for the first time since 1714, bringing the manuscript of Gulliver’s Travels. “To preserve his anonymity, Swift dealt with Motte by post and through intermediaries. It has always been assumed that political prudence was the main reason for Swift’s so carefully preserving the secret of his authorship. Certainly Swift enjoyed the thought (whether real or illusion) of writing dangerously” (Lock, “The Text of Gulliver’s Travels”). The author returned to Dublin even before the parcel had been delivered to the publisher. Although it was rumored that Swift was the author, he maintained the fiction that he knew nothing of the authorship in his conversation and correspondence. Motte hurried the book into print, using five printers who took different sections of the text. The initial printing (Teerink A) sold out within one week, and two additional editions (AA and B) soon followed. Gulliver’s Travels was an immediate success, and the book has remained one of the enduring classics of English literature. Thomas Gay wrote that “from the highest to the lowest it is universally read, from the Cabinet Council to the Nursery.” The influence of Gulliver’s Travels has been vast. The terms Lilliputian, Brobdingnagian, and Yahoo have entered the language. The book inspired countless sequels, adaptations, parodies, and imitations worldwide in print, comics, cartoons, television, stage, and film. The wildly imaginative book became a source of inspiration for authors from Voltaire to Orwell, and it is one of the few works of fiction of its time that is still widely read for pleasure. A fine, unrestored copy of Gulliver’s Travels is a cornerstone of any collection of the greatest books in English literature. Teerink 28 (A edition). Rothschild 2104-6. Printing and the Mind of Man 289. Grolier/English 42. Two volumes. Second state of portrait as usual. Contemporary paneled calf. One joint cracked, another slightly cracked, a few minor flaws, but an unusually fine set. Calf case. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Sadducismus (Saducismus) Triumphatus: Or, A full and plain Evidence, Concerning Witches and Apparitions. In Two Parts...Also, Two...Stories of certain Swedish Witches. Done into English by Dr. Horneck. With Some Account of Mr. Glanvil's Life and Writings.

      London: Printed for A. Bettesworth, and J. Batley, W. Mears, and J. Hooke, 1726. Contemporary Full Leather Boards, with Gold Gilt Rule, show wear and age. Later, although early reback, shows general wear. Chipping to head and tail, with split to middle spine, and the Red Leather, Gold Gilt spine label that reads "Glanvil’s Sadducismus Triumphatus". Binding square, still tight, and secure with no signatures sprung. Joints split, but both boards holding firm, with old cloth reinforced front hinge, later rear endpaper. Collated, and Complete including the four page terminal catalog "BOOKS Printed for W. Mears...and J. Hooke...", with all Three Full page Engravings as called for. Faithorne Frontispiece has been laid down without loss, and is complete. Internally, all margins full and untrimmed. Some light age to leaves, but bright, with small, contemporary p/o to top edge of Rubricated Title Page. A few contemporary ink corrections, and later, very light penciled ticks, and notes. General wear to original boards, and later, albeit early spine noted, still, near Very Good Antiquarian Condition.. The Fourth Edition, with Additions.. Full-Leather. Very Good-. Illus. by William Faithorne. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.

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        Oeuvres de Monsieur de la Fontaine. Nouvelle édition. (In-4o, 3 volumes).

      - Anvers, Jacob & Henry Sauvage (i.e. Paris, Lancelot), 1726. 4to. Three volumes. Full 18th-century calf with richly gilt spines each with two title tickets. Beautiful engraved portrait by Cl. Duflos. Engravings and lettrines by Tardieu. All pages with encadrements.* Fine set of this imposing edition of La Fontaine. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        An Ihro Röm. Kayserl. auch in Hispanien, zu Hungarn und Böheim Königl. Cathol. Majestät Allerunterthänigst- Nothdringlichste Ehren- und Schadens-Ersetzungs- auch legale Satisfactions-Klage, cum Adjuncto sub Signo. Mein Johann Ulrich Rückers, Bürger-Hauptmanns des achten Quartiers zu Franckfurth am Maeyn, contra E.E. Magistrat allda, eventualiter aber auch gegen die daselbstige sämbtliche Ober-Officiers und deren ad causam Franckfurth contra Franckfurth, constituirte Deputatos. Gedruck im Jahr 1726.

      Ohne Ort, ohne Verlag 1726 - Folio (33,6 x 20,3 cm). Gestochenes allegorisches Frontispiz, 4 Bl., 98, 12 Seiten, 1 Bl. (Druck-Fehler). Neu eingebunden in roten Halbpergamenteinband der Zeit (mit rot gefärbtem Pergament). Einband etwas angestaubt und berieben, Vorsätze deutlich jünger. Innen teils gering, teils stark gebräunt und stockfleckig, Ecken teils fingerfleckig, meist kleinere Randschäden an Frontispiz und einigen weiteren Blättern (nur bis S. 20) alt hinterlegt (auf Seite 4 mit einigem Textverlust in den Marginalien, am Frontispiz mit sehr kleinem Bildverlust). Stempel auf Vorsatz und alter Besitzeintrag auf dem Titel. "Nach dem Verbot der Zünfte 1616 entstand mit den Quartieren ein neues Forum bürgerlicher Opposition gegen den oligarchischen Rat. Im Verfassungskampf von 1705 bis 1732 bildete das achte Quertier ein Zentrum, der damalige Fähnrich Rücker eine Galionsfigur der Bürgerbewegung. Als die Quartiere 1705 den Kaiser um Bestätigung des Bürgervertrages von 1613 und der Stättigkeit der Juden baten, schien sich die Geschichte des Aufstandes von 1612 bis 1614 zu wiederholen" (in FFM 1200, Traditionen und Perspektiven einer Stadt, Ausstellungskatalog 1994, Seite 131).

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        Holy Bible, Containing the Old and New Testaments

      1726. BIBLE. The Book of Common Prayer, and Administration of the Sacraments, and Other Rites and Ceremonies of the Church, According to the Use of the Church of England: Together with the Psalter or Psalms of David, Pointed as they are to be Sung or Said in Churches. BOUND WITH: The Holy Bible, Containing the Old and New Testaments: Newly Translated out of the Original Tongues… By His Majesties Special Command. Oxford: Printed by John Baskett, 1726-27. BOUND WITH: The Whole Book of Psalms Collected into English Metre, by Thomas Sternhold, John Hopkins, and Others. London: T. Wood and S. Palmer, 1726. Thick quarto, contemporary full dark green paneled calf rebacked with original spine laid down, raised bands, elaborate gilt-decorated spine and boards, all edges gilt. $6800.Lovely 1726 Book of Common Prayer, Bible (with the Apocrypha), and Psalms in Meter, in contemporary paneled calf.Baskett brought his quarto Book of Common Prayer to the Oxford press three times in 1726/27 and his quarto Bible twice. This printing of the Bible may actually have post-dated the accession of George II to the throne in June 1727, since the Old Testament title page is dated 1727 and the type newly reset (perhaps in commemoration), whereas Baskett's other quarto printings of that same period were pulled from earlier standing type (see Herbert 967). The BOCP bound into this copy was printed from type standing from 1719 (Griffiths, 151). With Apocrypha and Index. Separate title pages for the Old and New Testaments, and the Psalms in Meter. Text of OT ends on Ddd8a, the Apocrypha on Qqq4b, and NT on Iiii2b. Griffiths 1726:3. Herbert 979, 983. Not in Darlow & Moule. Early armorial bookplate.Text generally quite clean, with wormholing to text of last 15 leaves of the Apocrypha, the New Testament, and the first half of the metrical Psalter. Contemporary calf-gilt quite lovely. A handsome copy.

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        Travels Into Several Remote Nations of the World

      1726. First Edition . SWIFT, Jonathan. Travels Into Several Remote Nations of the World. In four parts. By Lemuel Gulliver, First a Surgeon, and then a Captain of several Ships… London: Printed for Benj. Motte, 1726. Two volumes. Octavo, mid-20th-century full brown morocco, raised bands, all edges gilt. $19,500.First edition, scarce second issue (Teerink “AA”) of Swift’s classic satire—“at once a favorite book of children and a summary of bitter scorn for mankind”—with engraved frontispiece portrait of Gulliver, six plates (four maps and two plans), as well as numerous woodcut initials, head- and tail-pieces. Handsomely bound.A classic ""at once a favorite book of children and a summary of bitter scorn for mankind,"" Swift's masterpiece will ""last as long as the language, because it describes the vices of man in all nations"" (DNB). ""A remarkable feat in the creation of imaginary worlds as a vehicle for satire upon the political and religious establishments of the day"" (Clute & Grant, 914). ""Gulliver's Travels has given Swift an immortality beyond temporary fame… For every edition designed for the reader with an eye to the historical background, 20 have appeared, abridged or adapted, for readers who care nothing for the satire and enjoy it as a first-class story"" (PMM 185). ""Of all Swift's writings it best shows the merits of his mind and his gifts of expression… It is important to realize that it could be written only by one who had the highest ideals for human achievement and who despaired of the achieving"" (Baugh et al., 865-66)—although Swift himself expressed this hope for his ""Travells"" to a friend: ""They are admirable Things, and will wonderfully mend the world"" (Rothschild 2104). First published October 28, 1726. This copy is second issue (Teerink AA), published in mid-November 1726, with ""Voyage"" in title to Part IV not in capitals and with all other points. Frontispiece in second state (Teerink's state 2a), with Latin inscription on tablet and vertical chain lines, as usual. Teerink 290. Grolier 100 42. Anatomy of Wonder II-1114. Fantasy and Horror 2-55. A few small notations marking points.Map in Part III trimmed, light scattered staining to generally very clean text. A near-fine copy, handsomely bound.

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        Philosophiae Naturalis Principia Mathematica

      London: Guil. & Joh. Innys, Regiae Societatis typographos, 1726. Third Edition. Contemporary calf. Very Good. RARE 1726 THIRD EDITION OF NEWTON'S PRINCIPIA, THE LAST EDITION EDITED BY NEWTON AND THE BASIS FOR ALL SUBSEQUENT EDITIONS. One of only 1250 copies printed. "The Principia is generally described as the greatest work in the history of science. Copernicus, Galileo and Kepler had certainly shown the way; but where they described the phenomena they observed, Newton explained the underlying universal laws. The Principia provided the great synthesis of the cosmos, proving finally its physical unity. Newton showed that the important and dramatic aspects of nature that were subject to the universal law of gravitation could be explained, in mathematical terms, within a single physical theory. With him the separation of natural and supernatural, of sublunar and superlunar worlds disappeared. The same laws of gravitation and motion rule everywhere; for the first time a single mathematical law could explain the motion of objects on earth as well as the phenomena of the heavens. The whole cosmos is composed of inter-connecting parts influencing each other according to these laws. It was this grand conception that produced a general revolution in human thought, equalled perhaps only by that following Darwin's Origin of Species. It was the final, irrevocable break with a medieval conception based on Greek and Roman cosmology and a scholastic system derived from the medieval interpretation of Aristotle... Newton's universe, almost independent of the spiritual order, ushered in the age of rationalism, scientific determinism and the acceptance of a mechanistic view of nature" (Printing and the Mind of Man 161). On the history and importance of the third edition: Towards the end of his life, Newton "gave one last effort to the Principia. It is clear that he regarded the Principia rather than the Opticks as his masterwork... He worked over the Principia without end to hone its language to a perfect expression of his ideas. Perhaps the appearance of a reprint of the second edition in Amsterdam in 1723 stimulated Newton to put his plan for a new edition into action. Perhaps a serious illness in 1722 reminded him that he could not delay forever. We know only that printing of an edition more sumptuous than either of the others began in the fall of 1723. As editor, Newton had the services of a young member of the Royal Society, Henry Pemberton... In the fall of 1723, Pemberton addressed to him the first of thirty-one communications which stretched over the following two-and-a-half years while the edition passed through the press... Through 1724 and 1725 the edition made its slow but steady progress toward completion with none of the delays that stopped the press during the second edition. Newton dated the preface 12 January 1726. It was the last day of March when Martin Folkes presented a copy 'richly Bound in morocco Leather' to the Royal Society in Newton's name. In all, 1,250 copies were printed..." (Westfall, The Life of Isaac Newton). Provenance: With engraved bookplate of Jeremiah Dixon, almost certainly the Jeremiah Dixon of "Mason-Dixon" fame. Dixon (1733-1777) studied astronomy and mathematics and was a Fellow of the Royal Society before coming to America with Charles Mason to perform the surveying work that would later be known as the "Mason-Dixon" line. Also with small discreet circular stamp on title verso and H2 for the Selbourne Library, the library of the noted twentieth-century book collector Hugh Selbourne. With frontispiece portrait engraving by Vertue and numerous illustrations in text. Complete with the privilege leaf, half-title, dedication leaf, index and ad leaf. London: Guil. & Joh. Innys, Regiae Societatis typographos, 1726. Quarto, contemporary calf. Housed in a spectacular custom full calf box with built-in display cradle. Nearly invisible repairs to joints; flyleaf re-attached. Binding with general scuffing (particularly to spine) and exposure at joints. Joints tender, but holding. Text extremely clean. A handsome copy, rare in contemporary calf.

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        Comodeiae Sex

      

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        t ARS CICERONIANA SIVE ANALYSIS RHETHORICA OMNIUM ORATIONUM M. T. CICERONIS Précédé ARS RHETORICA

      Henricum ROMMERSKIRCHEN 1726 - S.d. COLONIAE AGRIPPINAE pour le premier volume et 1726, COLONIAE AGRIPPÏNAE Apud Henricum ROMMERSKIRCHEN pour le second volume. In-8 en peau de truie estampée monté sur ais et richement décorés de motifs d'enluminure à froid, dos à cinq nerfs et bien complet de ses deux fermoirs en laiton. Toutes tranches vert bronze. Note d?intitulé manuscrite à l?encre en haut du dos. Tâche d'encre. 2 volumes reliés en un, garde, p. de titre, 140 p., 2 ff. ; Seconde page de titre 382 pages et 22 ff. pour l?index. u de truie estampé Très belle reliure en peau de truie estampée et fermoirs laiton. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Reise nach Mequinetz Der Residentz des heutigen Kaysers von Fetz und Marocco, Welche der Herr Commandeur, Carl Stuart, als Groß- Britannischer Gesandter, Anno 1721. zu Erledigung der dortigen Gefangenen abgeleget hat,Und in diesen 1725 Jahre zu London durch Herr John Windus herausgegeben.Aus dem Englischen übersetzt. Erste deutsche Ausgabe!

      Hanover, Nicolaus Förster und Sohn 1726 - 2 Bücher in 1 Bd. 8° 8 Bl., 131 S., 2 Bl. Auch mit saubern Kupfern (6) erläutert worden ist. Halbpergament d. Zt. Einband berieben, Ecken bestossen. Angebunden: Heise, Johann Wilhelm, Antiquitates Kerstlingerodanae, Oder Alte Kerstlingerödische Denckwürdigkeiten/ Worinnen der Herren von Kerstlingeroda Uhrsprung/ Wachsthum und Abgang/ Des von Ihnen inne gehabten Berichts-Varthen/ Und erbaueten Hauses Rittmarshaussen Beschaffenheit/ und merckwürdige Begebenheiten/ Wie dasselbe von Ihnen auff die Von Hopffgarten/ Feuerschützen/ Hammerstein/ Utzlar/ und die Reichs-Frey-Herrliche Familie derer Von Schlitz/ genannt von Börtz/ transferiret worden; Ingleichen der alten Berg-Schlösser Niedeck/ Bleiche/ Und anderer benachbarten Oerter historische Nachrichten aus dem Letznero, verschiedenen geschriebenen, und gedruckten Chronicken, und denen im Rittmarshäusischen Archiv befindlichen authentiquen Uhrkunden abgefasset sind. Mit Censur, und Approbation Sr. Hochwürden Herrn Henrici Philippi Gudenii S. S. Theol. D. Königl. Groß- Brittannischen und Chur- Fürstl. Braunschw. Lüneb. Consistorial- Rahts, und General- Superintendenten des Fürstenthums Göttingen zum Druck übergeben von Johann Wilhelm Heisen, Pastore zu bischhausen auff der Garte. Frankfurth und Leipzig bey Matthias Groot, 1724. 6 Bl, (306) S., recte 206 S.,1 Bl. Mit 3 gefalt. Stammbäumen, 2 Holzschnitt- Druckermarken. Erste Ausgabe! [Attributes: First Edition]

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        Satyre Menippée, de la vertu du catholicon d'Espagne, et de la tenue des Etats de Paris, à laquelle est ajouté un Discours sur l'interprétation du mot de Higuerio del Infierno, & qui en est l'Auteur.

      New edition, illustrated with 10 figures (many portraits), 2 folding (the procession of the League and the states of the League). Title pages in red and black. Full brown speckled calf ice time. Back tooled raised florets 4 caiossonnés. Piece of red morocco title and volume number in black morocco. Higher caps restored ditto tail Volumes I and III. Upper joint of Volumes I and III restored. Cracks in some areas of the joints. Hardcover with quality defects, mainly due to the restoration. The most complete ancient Edition, with additions and Prosper Marchand tables Goderfroy. It inherits all previous additions, editing Duchat, Verdier notes, etc.. Among the founding prièces the collection at the end of the sixteenth century is attributed to the Catholicon Pierre Roy and worms Passerat Jean and Pierre Rapin, the harangues J. Gillot. This insignia and talented scholars meeting gives scope and value highly the literary pamphlet (Satire knew Editions until the nineteenth successfully). 'At once a comedy, a pamphlet and a coup, the Satyr menippea paved the road to the throne Henry IV' (P. Larousse). All texts together for the eighteenth edition, historical texts, pamphleteers, satirical and literary testimony is the richest in the history of the League. --- 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 Mathias Kerner [Prosp. Durand] à Ratisbone [Paris] 1726 pet. in-8 (10,7x17,7cm) (6) xxvj, 464pp. (28) et (10) 522pp. (38) et (4) 596pp. (34) 3 volumes reliés

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        Reise nach Mequinetz, der Residentz des heutigen Kaysers von Fetz und Marocco, welche der Herr Commandeur, Carl Stuart, als Groß-Britannischer Gesandter, Anno 1721 zu Erledigung der dortigen Gefangenen abgelegt hat.

      Hannover, N.Förster u. Sohn 1726 - Kl.-4°. Gest. Porträt, 7 nn. Bl., 131 S., 2 nn. Bl., m. 6 mehrfach gefalt. Kupfertafeln. HLdr.d.Zt. m. RSchild., (Rücken unterlegt, Ecken u. Kanten ber.). Erste deutsche Ausgabe. - Paulitschke 692; Kainbacher 454; vgl. Cox I, 370 (engl. Ausg.). - Seltener, früher und ausführlicher Bericht über die Gesandtschaftsreise von Charles Stewart nach Marokko. Windus gehörte dieser an und berichtet über Land und Leute. - "No work on Morocco had hitherto appeared in English, with the exception of the meagre West Barbary (1671) of L. Addison. The description of the manners of the people renders the book "a curiosity", as it was pronounced by Boswell." (Cox). - Das Porträt mit einer Darstellung des marokkanischen Herrschers Mulai Ismail. - Die Tafeln mit Ansichten von Tetuan, Meknes, Alcazar, einer römischen Ruine und einem Plan von Fez. - Titel am unteren Rand stark beschnitten (Verlust des Erscheinungsjahres) u. alt hinterlegtem Ausschnitt, 1 Tafel m. 2 kleinen Fehlstellen, S. 97-100 m. kleiner Fehlstelle mit geringem Buchstabenverlust, durchgehend etw. gebräunt, tls. etw. braunfl. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Antiquitates sacrae & civiles romanorum explicatae, sive, commentarii historici, mythologici, philologici in varia monumenta prisca & maxime in plures statuas, aras, tumulos, inscriptiones, &c.: opus tabulis aeneis ornatum ex celeberrimorum antiquariorum

      The Hague,: Rutg. Christ. Alberts, 1726. Roman antiquities; [10], xlix, [1], 307, [3] pages including. index; 41cm; 3/4 brown leather binding, tan linen boards rebound by Corey; bibliography; text in Latin, French in parallel columns; lxxxiv [i.e. 83] leaves of plates including portraits; extra title page and extra engraved title page; author possibly M. A. van Nideck or Andreaei Konstantinovich Nartov 1693-1756; Graesse volume 1, page 149; Barbier volume 1, column 223.. Hardcover.

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        The Life of Erasmus.

      Cambridge: Printed by Corn. Crownfield,, 1726. More particularly that part of it, which he spent in England; wherein an account is given of his learned friends, and the state of religion and learning at that time in both our universities. With an appendix containing several original papers. Octavo (203 x 125 mm). Contemporary brown calf, titles on morocco label to spine, decorative floral frame stamped in blind to covers, edges sprinkled red, marbled endpapers. Frontispiece and 19 plates. Bookplate to front pastedown. Boards slightly bowed, light bumps to tips; an excellent copy. First edition of Knight's biography of the Dutch humanist Desiderius Erasmus, who first visited England in 1498, later spending a number of years Cambridge. This copy with the frontispiece and plates listed in the list of cuts, with the additional plates as called for in Lowndes. Samuel Knight was an English clergyman and antiquary, he served as chaplain to King George II from 1730 to 1746 and as Archdeacon of Berkshire from 1735 to 1746. John Jortin, a subsequent biographer of Erasmus, commented "Dr Knight's work is indeed confused and not over elegant, but it contains many good materials" (Jortin, 617). From the library of 20th-century retail chemist and bibliophile Robert J. Hayhurst, with his bookplate to the front free endpaper and two newspaper clippings about Erasmus's time in England pasted to front free binder's blank. Hayhurst's extensive collection included well-preserved 18th-century bindings.

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        The case of seduction:

      12mo., xii + 90 + (2) + 58*pp., a little general soiling including on title-page which has some wear to outer margins (not affecting printed surface), well bound in mid-19th century half calf over marbled boards, neatly rebacked and lettered. A good copy.Publisher: London: printed for E. Curll, over-against Catherine-Street in the Strand.Year: 1726Edition: First edition in England: rare. ESTC, OCLC & COPAC together locate copies only at BL + NLS + Wellcome + Berlin Staatsbibliothek + 7 libraries in N.America. Wellcome II, p.458. Lowndes p.633.

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        Tabula Californiae Anno 1702 Ex autoptica observatione delineata a R.P. Chino è S.I.

      1726 - Augsburg, 1726. 365 x 230mm. A very fine example. Father Eusebio Francisco Kino's important map of California, drawn in 1702 but not published until it was included in Joseph Stöcklein's 'Allerhand So Lehr-Als Geist-Reich Brief, Schrifften und Reis-Beschreibungen, welche von denen Missionariis'. Kino (1645-1711), an Italian Jesuit, travelled to New Spain in 1682 and stayed there the rest of his life. He travelled extensively and used his knowledge of astronomy and mathematics to compile maps of the region. Although he never crossed to California by land, his obervations from a high point near the Colorado River, from which he saw only land to the west, caused him to state California was a peninsula. It was nearly another half-century before this was proved.

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        The history and antiquities of the cathedral church of Canterbury, and the once-adjoining monastery

      first edition, rare,Speckled full calf binding contemporary and mosaic of coaching deveau tan on the boards. Back with nerves decorated fleuros to frois again in the twentieth old with an exhibit in red morocco. Coins remake too. Cold framing frieze on flat and angular jewels cold. --- Please note that the translation in english is done automatically, we apologize if the formulas are inaccurate. Contact us for any information! Printed and sold by J. Cole London 1726 In-Folio (26x41cm) relié

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        The Life of Erasmus. More particularly that part of it, which he spent in England; wherein an account is given of his learned friends, and the state of religion and learning at that time in both our universities. With an appendix containing several original papers.

      Cambridge: Printed by Corn. Crownfield, 1726 - Octavo (203 x 125 mm). Contemporary brown calf, titles on morocco label to spine, decorative floral frame stamped in blind to covers, edges sprinkled red, marbled endpapers. Bookplate to front pastedown. Boards slightly bowed, light bumps to tips; an excellent copy. Frontispiece and 19 plates. First edition of Knight's biography of the Dutch humanist Desiderius Erasmus, who first visited England in 1498, later spending a number of years Cambridge. This copy with the frontispiece and plates listed in the list of cuts, with the additional plates as called for in Lowndes. Samuel Knight was an English clergyman and antiquary, he served as chaplain to King George II from 1730 to 1746 and as Archdeacon of Berkshire from 1735 to 1746. John Jortin, a subsequent biographer of Erasmus, commented "Dr Knight's work is indeed confused and not over elegant, but it contains many good materials" (Jortin, 617). From the library of 20th-century retail chemist and bibliophile Robert J. Hayhurst, with his bookplate to the front free endpaper and two newspaper clippings about Erasmus's time in England pasted to front free binder's blank. Hayhurst's extensive collection included well-preserved 18th-century bindings. Lowndes 1079. [Attributes: First Edition]

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        Institutiones philosophicae. Logica, ontologia, metaphysica

      1726. Original manuscript of the early eighteenth numbered from 1 to 99 and 1 to 206p.Pleine brown sheepskin contemporary. Spine ribbed features 5 jewels. Part of title in red morocco. Accident in mind. Queue.La upper jaw split into first portion, Logica, pagination has particular, with an index end. Separate paging for the second part, containing ontología and Metaphysica. Both parties do not carry you as general but both begin with the same introductory chapter: In Universam philosophica. Bookplate manuscript Antonius Joannis Burdin, which we have assigned the book, with the date of 1726.Un other bookplate manuscript of 1844 unreadable. The bookplate of the library who accompanied him was torn. --- Please note that the translation in english is done automatically, we apologize if the formulas are inaccurate. Contact us for any information!1726 in-8 (13x18,8cm) 99pp. (4) ; 206pp. relié

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        \"Prospect Der Thore der Statt Augspurg\". Titelblatt und 10 Ansichten von Augsburger Toren.

       10 Kupferstiche von Johann Jacob Kleinschmid nach Johann Thomas Kraus, dat. 1726, 15,5 x 24 cm (Plattenrand). Schefold, Zyklen, S. 184. - Die Ansichten teils reizend staffagiert, zeigen das Rote Tor, Gögginger Tor, Einlaß, Klinkertor, Wertachbrucker Tor, Steffinger Tor, Oblatertor, Jakobertor, Vogeltor und Schwibbogentor. - Das Titelblatt gering fleckig, sechs Blätter bis zur Plattenkante beschnitten, Tafel 9 rechts oben mit einem kleine Eckabriss. Verso mit alten Papierresten in den Ecken (durchscheinend). Versand D: 6,00 EUR BAYERN, Schwaben

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        Homo diluvii testis. Bein-Gerüst, Eines in der Sundflut ertrunkenen Menschen... Ex Museo Joh. Jac. Scheuchzeri. Zürich zu finden bey David Reding(er), Formschneider. Im Jahr nach der Sundflut MMMM XXXII....

      Zürich: Formschneider, 1726. 1st Edition. Soft cover. Large Folio. Broadsheet (598 x 430 mm) on thick laid-paper with 74-line explanation beside a generously woodcut representation of a fossil skeleton by David Reding after Scheuchzer. Disbound single sheet with two vertical and single horizontal fold, cut-out at upper left margin (well outside text field), little browning at folds, very light spotting, tear at fold backed with paper at verso and recto. A fine wide-margined copy and of greatest rarity. ----FIRST EDITION of Scheuchzer's famous description of a fossilized "human flood victim". In 1725 a curious petrification came into Scheuchzer's collection. He described it in this broadsheet for the first time and compared the fossil in almost every detail with bones and soft tissues of a human body, concluding to hold in hand the long-sought after proof of the biblical deluge (cf: Doris Barthelt-Ludwig, A Poor Sinner). According to Bernd Ingo Friedrich's "Wie mich seit vielen Jahren ein Molch verfolcht" (How I've been haunted by a newt for many years), Scheuchzer proudly sent a picture of the stone to his colleagues in 1726. Scheuchzer also made his find generally accessible to science through the description published in the Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society the same year. The interpretation of Scheuchzer lasted several decades, and it was not until 1811 that Georges Cuvier succeeded in proving that the fossil was in fact a giant salamander skeleton. Before, in 1758, another Swiss naturalist, Johannes Gessner, already questioned Scheuchzer's interpretation and suggested that the "flood victim" was a large fossil fish. ERSTAUSGABE. Schönes Flugblatt mit 74-zeiliger Erläuterung neben der grosszügig geschnittenen Darstellung eines fossilen Skeletts. 1725 war es in Scheuchzer's Sammlung gelangt, und er "(beschrieb es) 1726 in einem Flugblatt erstmals . . ., verglich das ihm vorliegende Fossil fast bis in jede Einzelheit mit Knochen u. Weichteilen eines menschlichen Körpers u. meinte, nun endlich den lange gesuchten Beweis für die biblische Sindflut in Händen zu halten" (aus: Doris Barthelt-Ludwig. Ein armer Sünder./Internet). Laut Bernd Ingo Friedrichs "Wie mich seit vielen Jahren ein Molch verfolcht" (Internet) "verschickte er (die Abbildung des Steins 1726) stolz an seine Kollegen". Allgemein der Wissenschaft zugänglich machte Scheuchzer diesen Fund durch die im gleichen Jahr veröffentlichte Beschreibung in den Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society. Mehrere Jahrzehnte hielt sich die Deutung Scheuchzers, und erst 1811 gelang Georges Cuvier zweifelsfrei der Nachweis, dass es sich um ein Riesensalamander-Skelett handelte. Zuvor hatte der Schweizer Naturforscher Johannes Gessner bereits Scheuchzer's Interpretation angezweifelt und stattdessen angenommen, dass es sich beim Sintflutopfer um einen versteinerten Fisch handeln würde. Near Fine....

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         Histoire de Huon de Bordeaux pair de France, Duc de Guienne, contenant ses faits et actions héroïques, mise en deux livres aussi beaux et divertissans que jamais on ait lu. Revüe et corrigée de nouveau.

      Lille, Veuve Pillot, (1726), 2 tomes in 4°, de 136 et 133pp. 1f.bl., ill. de 2 beaux bois à mi-page sur les titres, le tout relié en un volume cartonnage papier bleu ancien. Exemplaire grand de marge non coupé. (Ex-libris Jacques Boulenger). Rare impression Lilloise ancienne de ce célèbre roman de chevalerie, contant les aventures d'un des 12 pairs du royaume de Charlemagne. ¶ Nisard II/479 - Oberlé Biblioth. Bleue n°65.

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        A Treatise of Gavelkind . . . With sundry emergent Observations . . . [on] the Common Law of this Kingdome [etc.]. Second Edition [with] John Anstis, Observations Introductory to an Historical Essay upon the Knighthood of the Bath

      [1] Printed for F. Gyles [etc.] [2] Printed for James Woodman. Best edition of the treatise which Holdsworth calls Somner's "most important work [on] the antiquities of our legal history", bound with the work by John Anstis proposing "a new order of chivalry based on a revival of the medieval Order of the Bath". Contemporary calf, quite worn, rebacked, marbled endpapers and pastedowns, a bit of foxing, else a good clean copy; with the engraved frontispiece. [1] Printed for F. Gyles [etc.] [2] Printed for James Woodman, London, 1726 & 1725.

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        Opera Omnia . . . Collegit ac Recensuit; Vitam Auctoris, Praefationes, & Indices adjecit, David Wilkins [etc.]. Three Volumes in Six

      Typis Guil. Bowyer, impensis J. Walthoe [and 21 others]. Still the only edition of Selden's works, a fit tribute to the man whose name Maitland chose to grace the Selden Society and whose output (in Holdsworth's words) "astonished his own contemporaries and astonishes us"; with the frontispiece. Contemporary panelled calf, quite worn, rebacked in vellum, some damage to one board and a bit of staining, ex-library, else a clean usable set. Typis Guil. Bowyer, impensis J. Walthoe [and 21 others], Londini, 1726.

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        Satyre Menippée, de la vertu du catholicon d'Espagne, et de la tenue des Etats de Paris, à laquelle est ajouté un Discours sur l'interprétation du mot de Higuerio del Infierno, & qui en est l'Auteur.

      Chez Les Héritiers De Mathias Kerner [Prosp. Durand]. New edition, illustrated with 10 figures (many portraits), 2 folding (the procession of the League and the states of the League). Title pages in red and black. Full brown speckled calf ice time. Back tooled raised florets 4 caiossonnés. Piece of red morocco title and volume number in black morocco. Higher caps restored ditto tail Volumes I and III. Upper joint of Volumes I and III restored. Cracks in some areas of the joints. Hardcover with quality defects, mainly due to the restoration. The most complete ancient Edition, with additions and Prosper Marchand tables Goderfroy. It inherits all previous additions, editing Duchat, Verdier notes, etc.. Among the founding prièces the collection at the end of the sixteenth century is attributed to the Catholicon Pierre Roy and worms Passerat Jean and Pierre Rapin, the harangues J. Gillot. This insignia and talented scholars meeting gives scope and value highly the literary pamphlet (Satire knew Editions until the nineteenth successfully). 'At once a comedy, a pamphlet and a coup, the Satyr menippea paved the road to the throne Henry IV' (P. Larousse). All texts together for the eighteenth edition, historical texts, pamphleteers, satirical and literary testimony is the richest in the history of the League. --- 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 Mathias Kerner [Prosp. Durand] à Ratisbone [Paris] 1726 pet. in-8 (10,7x17,7cm) (6) xxvj, 464pp. (28) et (10) 522pp. (38) et (4) 596pp. (34) 3 volumes reliés

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        Sententie, gewezen by den Wel Ed: Raade van India, tegens den Heere en Mr. Petrus Vuyst, gewezene gouveneur van Ceylon. Geëxecuteert tot Batavia, den 19. Mey, 1732.[Batavia?, 1732]. 4to. Original blue wrappers.

      - Landwehr & V.d. Krogt, VOC 1011; STCN (2 copies); cf. Knuttel 16915-16916. Rare first edition, probably printed in Batavia, of the sentence against Mr. Petrus Vuyst, Governor of Ceylon between 1726 and 1729, pronounced by the Council of Justice at Batavia on 19 May 1732. Vuyst had sentenced 19 innocent people to death and mistreated and tortured many others. He faced trial for these severe charges, was found guilty and consequently executed at Batavia's castle on 3 June, 1732.Three other editions appeared in Holland, all printed after this original edition ("Na een origineel Copy van Batavia, zoo en gelyk het den gevangene is voorgelese" (Landwehr 1012-1014). Very good copy.

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        Travels into several remote nations of the world: in four parts, by Lemuel Gulliver, First a Surgeon, and then a Captain of several Ships. 4 parts bound in 2 volumes.

      London: Benjamin Motte, 1726. 1st Edition. Hardcover. 8vo - over 7¾ - 9¾" tall. 8vo (193 x 120 mm). xii, 148, [6], 164; [6], 154, [8], 199 [1] pp., engraved portrait frontispiece by Sheppard after Sturt in volume 1, 5 engraved maps and 1 engraved plate of the automatic writing machine, woodcut head and tail pieces, plus other small decorations. Contemporary blind panelled calf, spines with 5 raised bands and with gilt-lettered morocco label in first compartment and the gilt monogram of George Clarke in 2nd compartment, joints of vol. II and upper joint of vol. I cracked but holding, spine ends little chipped, corners scuffed. Internally only very little age-toned. Gathering of signature "N" in Vol. II not originally bound in, but inserted and probably supplied from another copy. First and last several leaves with dampstaining to gutter, else the text generally quite clean and bright. Provenance: George Clarke* (gilt monogram on spines and autograph monogram on each title page); Richard V. Lee, M.D. (bookplate to front pastedowns). A handsome, wide-margined set in contemporary untouched binding with interesting provenance. ----Teerink 290; PMM 185; Rothschild 2104. BOTH VOLUMES FIRST EDITION, SECOND ISSUE (Teerink's "AA" state), published in November 1726 (the first issue was published 28 October 1726 and sold out within a week). The frontispiece portrait is in the second state printed on paper with vertical chain lines, with printed inscription "Captain Lemuel Gulliver of Redriff. Ætat. suæ LVIII"; misprint "subsidues" present in Part I, p. 35, line 5; p. 74 in Part III is correctly numbered (was mis-numbered "44" in first issue); Part IV, p. 52, line 1 has the corrected "but his" present; plus other points mentioned by Terrink for the AA state. No other English prose work is so multi-faceted. Of its time and timeless, it succeeds as a Scriblerian satire, burlesque travelogue, moral fable, anti-novel, adventure in science fiction, a uniquely loved children's book, and personal psychodrama. One of its great qualities is the kind of verisimilitude normally associated with Defoe. In contrast to Defoe, however, the world which Swift makes believable is one of exalted fantasy. "'Gulliver's Travels' has achived the final apotheosis of a satirical fable, but it has also become a tale for children. For every edition designed for the reader with an eye to historical background, twenty have appeared, abridged or adapted, for readers who care nothing for the satire and enjoy it as a first-class story." (PMM 185). *George Clarke (1660-1736), scholar and virtuoso, friend of Alexander Pope, Tory politician and benefactor of Worcester College, Oxford. Very Good.

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        [Gulliver's Travels] Travels into several remote nations of the world. In four parts. By Lemuel Gulliver, first a Surgeon, and then a Captain of several Ships [Teerink "B"]

      First Edition London printed for Benj. Motte, at the Middle-Temple Gate, in Fleet-Street, M,DCC,XXVI. [1726] Four parts in two octavo volumes, with continuous pagination to each volume (the parts of the first two editions/issues were separately paginated, giving rise to the suggestion they were originally issued in parts): viii,[4],148,[6],149-310; [6],154,[8],155-353,[1]pp (numerous misnumbered pages, but text continuous and complete), engraved frontispiece portrait of Lemuel Gulliver by Sturter Sheppard, in second state, printed on paper with vertical chain lines, with "Captain Lemuel Gulliver of Redriff. Ætat. suæ LVIII." around the oval and beneath, on a tablet where the inscription first appeared, a quotation, in Latin, from Persius; five engraved maps (two for Part III and one for each of the other Parts), and engraved plate depicting the writing machine in the "Grand Academy of Lagado" in Part III; decorative woodcut head- and tail-pieces and historiated initials. Early nineteenth-century speckled calf, very skillfully rebacked; red and black morocco lettering pieces gilt; marbled end papers; all edges gilt; cloth slipcase. A superb presentation, bindings square, tight and unmarked; contents clean and fresh (unobtrusively washed with faded signature on title page, vol. II). Teerink-Scouten 291. Rothschild 2108. Printing and the Mind of Man 185. Grolier English 100, 42. Fine Third Issue/Edition (Teerink "B"), published in December, 1726 (following appearance of the first issue on October 28). For nearly two hundred years, the three separate appearances of Gulliver's Travels from 1726 (Teerink A, AA and B) were considered different issues of a single first edition. Early in the twentieth century bibliographical analysis demonstrated that these were, in fact, separate editions, each set from the previous, but Teerink still thought it "advisable to stick to the well established practice of calling the three 1726 editions first," largely because the publisher (Benjamin Motte), as well as Swift (in letters to Pope and Ford), thought of them in that way, describing only the edition following Teerink B (the 1727 octavo edition) as "The Second Edition" (vol. 1 title page) and "The Second Edition, Corrected" (vol. 2 title page) and the 1727 duodecimo as the Third (all five published by Motte), "after which Bathurst's 1742, 1747 and 1751 editions as 'fourth,' 'fifth' and 'sixth' follow in regular sequence." The several editions of 1726 all consist of two volumes of two parts each describing voyages to: I. Lilliput; II. Brobdingnag; III. Laputa, Balnibarbi, Luggnagg, Glubdubdrib, and Japan, and IV. the Country of the Houyhnhnms. The distinguishing feature of the third issue/edition, according to Williams (whose exhaustive analysis of all five Motte editions, in the introduction and notes to the definitive edition of Swift's text, appeared in 1926), "is the continuous pagination and continuous count by signatures throughout each volume." (Williams, p. lxxiv) "Gulliver's Travels has achieved the final apotheosis of a satirical fable, but it has also become a tale for children. For every edition designed for the reader with an eye to the [book's] historical background, twenty have appeared, abridged or adapted, for readers who care nothing for the satire and enjoy it as a first-class story." (PMM) 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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        C. Julius Caesar's Commentaries of his Wars in Gaul, and Civil War with Pompey; To Which is Added a Supplement to His Commentary of His Wars in Gaul; As Also Commentaries of the Alexandrian, African and Spanish Wars by Aulus Hirtius, or Oppius, & C

      J. Knapton & D. Midwinter (et. al. ), London 1726 - Engravings and maps, many folding; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 432 pages; 4th edition, revised. Title continues: "With the Author's Life / Adorn'd with sculptures from the designs of the famous Palladio / The fourth edition improv'd, with notes explaining the most difficult places, the ancient and modern geography exactly compar'd and Dionysius Vossius's supplement collected from Plutarch, Appian, Dion, &c which makes a connection between the wars in Gaul and civil war with Pompey." [32], 432, [8] pp. Illustrated with 14 plates; 3 folding maps; 9 folding plans and views, frontis and a single page plate. This copy in a fine recent sprinkled calf with paneling in blind to boards and brown title label, gilt to spine. Refreshed endpages of laid paper sympathetic and tasteful. Prior ownership in manuscript to recto of frontis; a more modern small ink name stamp top edge of page block. One plate has archival mending to folds and another with light chipping and furring at the front edge. Generally very handsome, complete copy handsomely rebound. VG [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Philosophiae naturalis principia mathematica. Editio tertia aucta & emendata.

      London: Apud Guil. & Joh. Innys, 1726. 3rd Edition. Hardcover. 4to - over 9¾ - 12" tall. LARGE PAPER COPY. 4to (282x222 mm), [36], 530, [8] pp., including half-title, engraved frontispiece portrait by George Vertue facing title, dedication leaf, Halley's commendatory verse leaf, privilege leaf, ad leaf at end; numerous woodcut diagrams and the engraving on p. 506. Contemporary full calf, spine with 5 raised bands richly gilt in compartments, morocco letting piece (extremities worn, spine ends chipped, covers rubbed), sprinkled edges, illegible signatures to first two fly leaves. Very minor occasional spotting and marginal soiling, paper flaw to fore-margin of Rrr1-2, pages 225 to 232 misbound after p.240, index leaf 3y4 re-attached, closed tear at gutter of leaves Yyy1-4. An outstanding, clean and bright copy. ----PMM 161 (describing the first edition); Babson 13; Gray 9; Wallis 9; Todd E3(2); HBS 64483. - The stated third edition, this one of the 200 large-paper copies on "Writing Royal Paper" with the "CC" watermark. According to W.B.Todd, Bibliography of the Principia, p.855, this is the second impression, determined by the progressive wearing of type fractures and dislocations. The Babson catalogue notes that the license leaf had no assigned signature location, and is found at various places in copies of the regular edition. This edition was the last published during the author's lifetime and is the basis for all subsequent editions. The editor was Henry Pemberton, M.D., F.R.S., and this recension of the text contains a new preface by Newton and a large number of alterations. The most important of these is in the scholium on fluxions, in which Leibnitz had been mentioned by name in the earlier editions. His name is absent here, leading to claims that Newton was avoiding sharing credit for the development of calculus with his Continental rival. Near Fine.

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        Le Phoenix.

      (1726 ou avant). ____ Manuscrit d'une version inédite de ce conte de fées de Madame de Dreuillet. Ce conte sera publié en 1735, cinq ans après sa mort, dans un recueil, intitulé "Nouveaux contes des fées allégoriques". Cette version manuscrite, qui est donc bien antérieure, présente des différences importantes de texte. La version publiée a été largement réécrite. Elle comporte de nombreuses variantes dans le style, et nous parait plus "douce", un peu expurgée, plus à même d'être lue par des enfants. Ainsi page 4 du manuscrit on lit une description de la mauvaise fée qui a complètement disparue dans l'imprimé : "Elle avait deux grandes dents qui passaient sur sa lèvre et descendaient jusque sur sa gorge, son nez était presque aussi long mais on lui pardonnait pourtant sa longueur parce qu'elle servait à cacher une grande partie de la plus effroyable bouche que l'on peut voir, le reste de sa personne étant assorti, et au lieu de mains elle avait des griffes qu'elle enfonçait souvent dans le corps de ceux qu'elle faisait semblant d'embrasser..." Plus loin, on peut lire (p. 24) : "Le bon roi dans son coeur en était assez persuadé, mais il faisait semblant de ne pas l'être, parce qu'il lui fâchait de remettre sa fille entre les mains d'une personne dont il voyait bien qu'elle était haïe et qui dans plusieurs occasions lui avait paru extrêmement violente; il dit à la reine..." Ce qui donne dans l'imprimé : "Le bon roi dans son coeur en était assez persuadé, mais il feignit de ne pas l'être, pour ne pas mettre la princesse entre les mains d'une femme dont il voyait bien qu'elle était haïe; il dit à la reine..." Le manuscrit s'achève par ces mots : "Le Phoenix dès qu'il se sentit blessé regarda tendrement celle qui en était la cause" et semble ne pas avoir été terminé car l'imprimé comporte une quarantaine de lignes supplémentaires. Ce conte est suivi de : - Poësies diverses de madame Dreuillet pour Madame la Duchessse de Maine. (pp. 36-52) A noter qu'un rondeau de la Duchesse du Maine, figurant p. 39 dans ces poésies diverses, a été publié dans le "Mercure français" de septembre 1726, qui nous permet donc de dater le manuscrit. "Elizabeth Dreuillet, née à Toulouse en 1656, était fille de Montlaur. Elle épousa M. Dreuillet, Président aux Enquêtes du Parlement de Toulouse. Comme elle était d'une jolie figure, et que sa conversation était agréable, sa maison devint le rendez-vous des personnes les plus distinguées. Elle avait été admise à de l'Académie des Jeux Floraux. Madame Dreuillet ayant perdu son mari, vint à Paris, où elle se fit connaître par la vivacité et l'agrément de son esprit. Elle fut introduite dans les meilleures Sociétés, et entre autres dans celle de Madame la Duchesse du Maine qui lui donna un appartement dans son hôtel, et un à Sceaux près de Paris, où elle est morte dans un âge avancé, en 1730. Elle conserva jusqu'à la fin de sa vie, la vivacité et l'enjouement de son esprit, et composait de jolis vers, dont très peu ont été imprimés." (Histoire littéraire des femmes françaises) Ces deux textes sont suivis de diverses anecdotes historiques, peu glorieuses pour les personnages dont il est question, sur la fin du règne de Louis XIV et la Régence. Elles semblent inédites. - Anecdotes sur Mr l'Evêque de Senés (p. 53-59) - Evêché de Soissons. (p. 63-79) "[L'abbé des Maisons "fut surpris avec l'abbé de La Vieuville en partie quarrée dans un cabaret..."] - Fortune de Mr. Pronde. (p. 83-95). - Fortune de Mrs. Paris. (p. 117-122). - Mort du Père Le Tellier, confesseur de Louis XIV. (125-130) - Mariage de Mr. le Duc de Cahtillon avec Mme Bouchu. (p. 133-136) - Abbaye de Fécamp dont le revenu est destiné à rebastir le Collège de Navarre. (p. 139-146) Quelques notes à la plume d'un ancien possesseur qui a acheté ce manuscrit "chez Croiset au mois de Mars 1822". Un rongeur a attaqué un bord du plat de la reliure. L'écriture est très lisible.*****. In-4. [230 x 173 mm] Collation : 152 pp. Maroquin rouge, dos à nerfs orné, encadrements dorés sur les plats, tranches dorées. (Reliure de l'époque.).

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        Ebauche de la Religion naturelle. Traduit de l'anglois, avec un Supplement, Et autres Additions considérables.

      La Haye: Jean Swart, 1726 - Première édition française, in-4; xix (Page de titre en rouge et noir, Préface), [i: Avis], 442p., [6p. Table]; feuillet manuscrit d'époque collé sur la dernière garde avec la table des différentes sections de l'ouvrage. Reliure d'époque en veau moucheté, dos à nerfs joliment orné avec pièce de titre en maroquin rouge, tranches mouchetées, coupes ornées. Quelques pages légèrement brunies, mais un très bon exemplaire à grandes marges. L'ouvrage majeur de William Wollaston (1659-1724), publié deux ans seulement avant sa mort. Considéré comme l'un des grands philosophes de l' "enlightenment", il cherche à établir une morale universelle qui ne relève que de la raison, sans recours à une religion révélée. Wollaston "tente de définir l'idée du bien, et établit qu'elle peut se résoudre dans la notion du vrai" (Biographie Générale). Brunet 1799. Quérard X, 533.

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        A Collection of the Works of William Penn. In Two Volumes. To Which Is Prefixed a Journal of His Life. With Many Original Letters and Papers Not Before Published. TWO VOLUMES.

      The Assigns of J. Sowle 1726 - Two folio volumes. [viii]911; [iv]916 = [4]pp. publisher's ads. Fully rebound in brown faux-leather. Occasional light foxing here and there; pp 267-70 of Volume I detached; slight bumps to corners. First three leaves of Volume I clipped at lower corner, not affecting printed area. On the whole a magnificent copy of an important book. Size: Folio [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        A Collection of Works of William Penn (2 Vols.)

      J. Sowle, London 1726 - Complete in Two Volumes. c.1726. Hardcover. Full brown paneled calf, 6 raised spine bands. Small Folio. 911pp. / 916pp. Very Good. Lacks original spine labels, hinges expertly reinforced with Japanese paper, spines darkened, occasional foxing to contents. Heavy sets may require extra postage. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Gesamtansicht, mit der Donau, "Statt Straubing".

      - teilkol. Kupferstich ( v. 2 Platten ) v. M. Wening, 1726, 25 x 67,5

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        Der vollkommene Teutsche Soldat, welcher Die gantze Kriegs-Wissenschafft, insonderheit was bey der Infanterie vorkommt, ordentlich und deutlich vorträgt, und In Sechs besonderen Theilen Die einem Soldaten nöthige Vorbereitungs-Wissenschafften, Künste und Ecercitia, die Chargen und Verrichtungen aller Kriegs-Bedienten, von dem Mousquetier an bis auf den General; Alle in dem Kriege vorfallende Actionen und Expeditionen, Feldzüge, Marche und Schlachten; die Besorgung einer Festung und Guarnison bey Friedens-Zeiten, und die Beschützung wieder feindliche Gewalt in Kriegs-Zeiten, auch deren Attaque und Eroberung sowol defensive als offensive lehret; Nebst einem Anhange Von gelehrten Soldaten, Adel und Ritter-Stande, von Duellen, Turnier- und Ritt

      Leipzig, Martini 1726. - Mit doppelblattgr. Kupfertitel, gest. Portrait des Verfassers von Pingeling, 9 gest. Vignetten und 61 (59 doppelblattgr.) Kupfertafeln. 3 (statt 4) Bll., 20, 808 SS., 20 Bll. Lederband d. Zt. mit reicher Rückenverg. und Rückenschild. Folio. Hiler 317; Jähns 1455ff.: "eine umfangreiche methodische Encyklopädie, die als eines der kennzeichnenden Hauptwerke dieser Zeit hervorzuheben ist"; Lipperh. Qda 1. - Erste Ausgabe. - Die schönen Illustrationen zeigen: Anwerbung, Tambour u. Pfeifer, Exekution u. Kriegsgericht, Feldchirurgie, Generalstab im Landkartensaal, Fechten u. Voltigieren, Turnier, Kanonen, Schlachtfeld usw. - Aus Sammlung F. C. Koch, Den Haag (mit dessen Exlibris auf dem vord. Spiegel). "Eine der letzten großen holländischen Privatsammlungen. Der Sammler verstand es, während eines langen Lebens eine Bibliothek zusammenzutragen, die in jeder Beziehung als einzigartig und qualitätvoll anzusehen ist" (Hauswedell 1974, Auktion 203, Vorwort, vorliegendes Expl. unter Kat.-Nr. 1931). - Einband gering berieben, Rücken leicht wurmstichig. Es fehlt der Vortitel. Etwas gebräunt und fleckig, die Tafeln in kräftigen, klaren Abdrucken, eine Tafel mit geklebtem Einriss. Insgesamt sehr gutes Exemplar! [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Keurlyke beschryving van Choromandel, Pegu, Arrakan, Bengale, Mocha, van't Nederlandsch comptoir in Persien; en eenige fraaje zaaken van Persepolis overblyfzelen. Een nette beschryving van Malakka, 't Nederlands comptoir op 't Sumatra, mitsgaders een wydlustige landbeschryving van 't eyland Ceylon.

      Dordrecht, Amsterdam, Joannes van Braam & Gerard onder de Linden, 1726.Folio. Contemporary half calf (1 hinge splitting but firmy holding; foot of spine dam.). With engraved title-vignette, 6 folding engraved maps, 9 illustrations in the text, and 20 engraved plates ( 10 folding). 360; 46; 462 pp.Oud en Nieuw Oost-Indiën volume V,1. - Description of Coromandel, Persia, Malaysia, Sumatra and Ceylon. With i.a. fine maps of Coromandel, Bengal, Hougly, Persia, Sumatra, Ceylon, Jaffanapatnam and views of Malakka, Aceh, Galle, Colombo, Baticalo.Landwehr, VOC, p. 259-260.

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        Het Eyland Amsterdam. Het Eyland St. Paulo. Swartte Swanne drift op het Eyland Rottenest.

      (1726) 1726 - Three copper engraved views with later hand color, the bottom view showing black swans near Rottenest Island. The top view is titled, Het Eyland Amsterdam. The second view, Het Eyland St. Paulo. The third, Swartte Swanne drift op het Eyland Rottenest. After Van Keulen's well-known view "Swartte Swaane drift op het Eyland Rottenest". From Francois Valentijn, 'Oud En Nieuw Oost-Indien (The Old and New East Indies)'.All three views showing masted ships. Printed on laid paper, 7 x 11.5", on paper 7.5 x 12 3/8". Very good condition, bright color, strong impression.

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