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        The Religion of Nature Delineated

      London: Printed by Samuel Palmer... and Sold by B. Lintot, W. and J. Innys, J. Osborn and T. Longman, and J. Batley,, 1726. Quarto (241 × 189 mm). Contemporary panelled calf, red speckled edges. Wood-engraved title vignette showing a printing house, head and tail-piecs and initial letters. Joints partially split but sound, spine rubbed, but an attractive, unsophisticated copy. Second trade edition, of note for the fact that the eighteen year old Benjamin Franklin, newly arrived in London and recently employed at Samuel Palmer's "famous printing-house", worked as a compositor on this edition. It is the primary work of the moral philosopher William Wollaston (1659-1724). "His one major work was The Religion of Nature Delineated, which he had privately printed in 1722, and then published shortly before his death in 1724... This was a major success: some 10,000 copies were sold within a very few years, and it went through many editions... [it] argued for the identification between moral good and evil with what was right and wrong; truth was the basis of happiness, and truth was to be discovered through the operation of 'right reason'" (ODNB).

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        Abbildung der Jacobitischen oder Coptischen Kirche: Mit wahrhaften Urkunden erläutert und bewiesen ; Nebst einem kurtzen Anhang von der gesuchten Vereinigung der päbstlichen Kirche mit der Coptischen, Und einer Vorrede Joh. Georg W

      Joh. Friedrich Ritter, Jena 1726 - 124 pages with 3 pages of index :Mit wahrhaften Urkunden erläutert und bewiesen ; Nebst einem kurtzen Anhang von der gesuchten Vereinigung der päbstlichen Kirche mit der Coptischen, Und einer Vorrede Joh. Georg Walchs. The book is bound with "Rothige Gewissensfrage zur wahren Gottes Gelebrfamteit" by M. Jacob Samuel Schroern published by Joh. Friederich Ritter, 1745 in Jena. 88 pages. Abbildung der Jacobitischen oder Coptischen Kirche is a very scarce and important early work on Coptic Church. Both titles are in Old German Script. There is a subtle tear in the groove of the book. The binding is sound. The pages are quite toned, but quite readable. Images are available. Size: 12mo - over 6¾" - 7¾" tall [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        The history and antiquities of the cathedral church of Canterbury and the EDITION ORIGINALE

      London: Printed and sold by J. Cole, 1726. Fine. Printed and sold by J. Cole, London 1726, In-Folio (26x41cm), relié. - 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! - [FRENCH VERSION FOLLOWS] Edition originale, rare, illustrée de 9 planches d'armoiries (contenant chacune 46 écus armoriés) des suscripteurs, de 4 planches à double page de la cathédrale (intérieur et extérieur), du plan de la cathédrale, de 36 planches (Tombeaux, chapelles...), de plusieurs figures in-texte et de quelques lettrines historiées, l'ensemble par james Cole. Page de titre en rouge et noir. Belle publication. Reliure en plein veau moucheté d'époque et mosaïquée d'un encadrement de veau havane sur les plats. Dos à nerfs orné de fleuros à frois refait au XXe avec pièce de titre ancienne en maroquin rouge. Coins refais également. Frise d'encadrement à froid sur les plats et fleurons angulaires à froid. Exemplaire bien frais. L'ouvrage contient une histoire de l'église avant la dissolution du monastère, une monographie de l'église actuele, la vie des archevêques et prieurs de canterbury. En appendice, une bibliographie des ouvrages traitant de l'église et du monastère. Ex-libris gravé du XVIIIe William Cooper. Nottingham (1778). Un second ex-libris du XIXe. Kent.

      [Bookseller: Librairie Le Feu Follet]
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        PRAXIS EDENDI, sive Tractatus de Universa Instrumentorum editione tam a Praelatis, quam Iudicibus Ecclesiasticis, et Saecularibus, litigatoribus que in Iudicio praestanda.

      Anisson et Posuel, Lugduni 1726 - 2 tomos enc. en 1 vol. Fol. 6h (incl. port. a 2 tintas con viñeta grab.), 339p, 20h = 4h (incl. port. con viñeta grab.), 246p, 15h. Algo de óx. Pergamino. - Palau nº 212850. Recopilación de normas legislativas sobre imprenta y edición de libros. 1726

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      Boston: B. Green, 1726.. 14,17,[1],[2],348pp. An imperfect copy of a session law is bound after it (pp.349-352). Folio. Contemporary blind-tooled calf. Covers and joints worn and scuffed, corners and edges abraded, but a good copy. Contemporary ownership inscription ("Peter T. Washburn No. 1182") on first page of CHARTER. Moderate soiling and dampstaining, particularly at margins. Lacks title leaf of CHARTER. The second collected edition of the laws of Massachusetts, preceded only by the 1699 edition. This copy includes, as issued, the separately printed CHARTER... (here bound first, as usual); the full 1726 laws; and a fragment of the first session law issued after the complete volume. A fine source for early colonial legal, political, and social history. EVANS 2762. SABIN 45568 (ACTS AND LAWS), 45573 (CHARTER).

      [Bookseller: William Reese Company - Americana]
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        "Reichs-Schloß und Marckh Thumb- oder Thonaustauff Herrschafft". Prachtvolle Panorama-Gesamtansicht, vorne Donau.

      . Kupferstich von Wening, 1726, 25 x 70 cm (von 2 Platten gedruckt)..

      [Bookseller: Peter Bierl Buch- & Kunstantiquariat]
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        DONAUSTAUF. "Reichs-Schloß und Marckh Thumb- oder Thonaustauff Herrschafft". Prachtvolle Panorama-Gesamtansicht, vorne Donau.

      - Kupferstich von Wening, 1726, 25 x 70 cm (von 2 Platten gedruckt).

      [Bookseller: Peter Bierl Buch- & Kunstantiquariat]
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        Gesamtans., mit der Donau, "Statt Straubing".

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

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Nikolaus Struck]
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        OBERALTAICH. "Closter Ober Altaich". Prachtvolle Ansicht des Klosters aus der Vogelschau.

      - Kupferstich von Wening, 1726, 25 x 70 cm (von 2 Platten gedruckt).

      [Bookseller: Peter Bierl Buch- & Kunstantiquariat]
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        Breviarum romanum ex decreto sacrosanti Concilii Tridentini restitutum, Pii V. Pont. Max. Justu editum et Clementis VIII primum, nunc denua Urbani PP. VIII auctoritate recognitum Psalterium dispositum per Hebdomadam Commune sanctorum

      Ex Typographia Plantiniana, Antuerpiae 1726 - pasta decorada reparada de época, cierres metálicos incompletos manchas del tiempo y uso. . 1034 págs.

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        The Universal Passion. Satire I-V, and "Satire the Last"

      London: J. Roberts, 1726. First editions. Folio. Contemporary calf, spine with gilt morocco label. Joints rubbed, ffep loose, pages of Satire the Last toned, still an attractive copy in original condition. Bookplate of John Darner, possibly the profligate husband (committed suicide in 1776) of Anne Seymour Darner, sculptress and friend of Horace Walpole; and the bookplate of the notable bibliophile and Oxford don, John Sparrow. First editions. Folio. John Sparrow's Copy. "The great achievement of Young's early career" (ODNB) and an important influence on Pope, the seven satires entitled The Universal Passions were published as separate folios between 1725 and 1728 and were collected in a second edition in 1728 under the title Love of Fame. Satire VI, not present here, was actually printed in 1728, after "Satire the Last," in 1726. Laid in is a retained copy of a Typed Letter, unsigned from 12 May, 1955, almost certainly by JOHN SPARROW, to an Edward Young scholar regarding the seemingly strange absence of Satire VI in this contemporary binding: "It occurs to me that, since the seventh satire is called "Satire the Last" and is not numbered [underlined phrase] and is anterior in date (1726) to Satires V (1727) and VI (which I understand was published un 1728, though it is missing from my copy), it may be that Young wrote and published the last Satire, either intending the whole poem to consist of five Satires only ... or without having made up his mind whether or not he was going to add further Satires ... It is to be noted that Satires V and VI are the only ones which carry an actual title ("On Women") on their title page. I would suggest, on this hypothesis, that the original owner of my copy bought the Satires as they came out and had them bound up in 1727, fondly supposing that he had the complete set; later, Young published Satire VI, to be interposed before 'Satire the Last.'" The contents of this fascinating copy are as follows: YOUNG, Edward. THE UNIVERSAL PASSION. Satire I. To his Grace the Duke of Dorset ... London: printed for J. Roberts in Warwick-Lane. 1725. FIRST EDITION. Folio, pp. [iv], 15. Foxon Y122. THE UNIVERSAL PASSION. Satire II ... London: printed for J. Roberts in Warwick-Lane. 1725. FIRST EDITION, Folio, pp. 17, bound without the half title. Foxon Y125. THE UNIVERSAL PASSION. Satire III. To the right honourable Mr. Dodington ... London: printed for J. Roberts in Warwick-Lane. 1725. FIRST EDITION. Folio, pp. [iv], 15. Foxon Y128. THE UNIVERSAL PASSION. Satire IV. To the right honourable Sir Spencer Compton ... London: printed for J. Roberts in Warwick-Lane. 1725. FIRST EDITION. Folio, pp. [iv], 14, [2] blank. Foxon Y130. THE UNIVERSAL PASSION. Satire V. On Women ... London: printed for J. Roberts in Warwick-Lane. 1727. FIRST EDITION. Folio, pp. [iv], 28. Foxon Y134. THE UNIVERSAL PASSION. Satire the last. To the right honourable Sir Robert Walpole ... London: printed for J. Roberts in Warwick-Lane. 1726. FIRST EDITION. Folio, pp. [iv], 12. Foxon Y132. Rothschild 2612 (collected second edition only)

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        Histoire des Chevaliers Hospitaliers de S. Jean de Jerusalem, appellez depuis les Chevaliers de Rhodes, et aujourd?hui les Chevaliers de Malte. Par M. l?Abbé de Vertot. 1-4.

      - Paris, Chez Rollin, Quillau, Desaint, 1726. 4to. Engr. portrait,+ (12),+ 696 pp.+ 25 engr. plats,+ 3 fold. engr. maps; (2),+ 719 pp.+ 19 engr. plates,+ engr. plan over Rhodes; (2),+ 552 pp.+ 5 engr. plates,+ 2 fold. engr. maps; (2),+ 240,+ (2),+ 4,+ 2,+ 408,+ 221,+ (1),+ XX pp.+ 21 engr. plates. With 4 engr. vignettes. Minor foxing and a few minor spots, page 317-318 in part 3 with small paper repair and page 151-152 in the last pagination in volume 4 with a tear. Well preserved contemporary half calf, spines richly gilt with beige and blue labels, red marbled edges. Four volumes, a minor tear at the spine of volume four. Graesse VI, 288. Brunet V, 1149. Cohen-de Ricci 1011. A fine and complete set, with 6 engr. maps and 70 engr. portraits, of the first edition of Vertot?s important work on the Chevaliers de Malte. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        A NEW SYSTEM OF AGRICULTURE. Being A Complete Body of Husbandry and Gardening In all the Parts of them. Viz. Husbandry in the FIELD, And Its Several Improvements...In FIVE BOOKS...

      for Tho. Woodward,: London: , 1726. London: for Tho. Woodward, 1726. First edition. Laurence's "most ambitious literary project..." (Henrey p. 421). With a handsome etched frontispiece by van de Gucht showing the Prince of Wales's Richmond Lodge or Ormonde Lodge. The work is dedicated to the Princess of Wales, later Queen Caroline to George II, who would eventually improve Richmond Lodge with Charles Bridgeman.. The lodge no longer exists. (Henrey,p. 421 ). Laurence (sometimes spelled Lawrence), who bears the distinction of having written the first original eighteenth century treatise on gardening, THE CLERGY-MAN'S RECREATION, 1714, was rector at Yelverton in Northhamptonshire where he turned an unpromising patch into a thriving fruit garden over the course of 20 years. The first book in this ambitious work concerns every aspect of agriculture from dung to brickmaking. Book II describes the characteristics and uses of a great variety of forest trees, timber trees, evergreens and flowering shrubs, all suitable for growing in England without "housing". Book Three is about the subject for which the author is perhaps best known, fruit culture. Book IV : the kitchen garden. Book V is devoted to the flower garden and includes "A complete catalogue of Flowers great and small perannual (sic) or annual, usually known or propagated in England, either in the naked Ground or Hotbed." With seven engraved printer's ornaments by Francis Hoffman. Henrey 945; Hunt 466; Johnson, A HISTORY OF ENGLISH GARDENING p. 156. Folio ( 34.4 x 21.2 cm); (xxiv) + 456 (i.e. 452) pp. + etched frontispiece + 2 copperplate engravings (with 3 impressions); with 7 engraved printer's ornaments by F. Hoffman. Original full leather boards with double gilt ruling, very skillfully rebacked in full leather with gilt ruled raised bands and what is probably the original gilt-lettered title piece; original front pastedown preserved with two bookplates (Hare of Docking, Esq. and L.K. Elmhurst); free endpaper and following blank recent and well-matched; much faded old damp-staining (washed?) appearing in upper margins of some pages, only occasionally appearing in text, at rear pages. The name Charles Martin written in faded ink on title page. A well preserved copy.

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      Boston: Printed by S. Kneeland and T. Green, for S. Gerrish, 1726.. [4],42pp. Half title. Contemporary marbled wrappers, sewn. Moderate edge wear, soiling, and rubbing to wrappers, corners worn. Near-contemporary ink ownership signature on front pastedown, titlepage, and last text page, slightly later gift inscription on verso of half title, minor foxing and toning. Half title present but partly utilized as front pastedown, torn and still partially adhered to the front wrapper. Very good. A rare later work from the pen of eminent American minister Cotton Mather as attributed by Holmes. A contemplation of aging, especially as it relates to the afterlife. The subtitle reads "Humbly Commended and Presented unto Them, whose Arrival to, or near, SIXTY, ranks them among, the AGED." Mather was sixty-three years old at the time. One of the more difficult to find of Mather titles, with only seven copies reported in OCLC. Holmes locates eight copies, but two of them are imperfect. EVANS 2768. HOLMES 155. SABIN 27834, 46346. BRINLEY 1130. GOODSPEED 488:343 ("Rare").

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        Romæ Antiquæ Notitia. or, the antiquities of Rome. In two parts.

      London Printed for D. Brown and others, 1726. (14)+XXX+375 pages + index pp. With engraved frontispiece and 12 engraved plates, most folding. Bound in a fine mirror type full contemporary calf with raised bands and golddecoration on spine titel on spine, with a little wear. 8. edition.. 15051208

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        In Quator Libros Institutionum Imperialium Commentarius Aacademicus & Forenfis .

      1726. . 1726 - Imp. Joannem Vander Linden. Lugduni (Lyon), Francia. . 1 Vol. . 9 H. + 908 pp. + Index (13 H.). Cuarto. Plena Piel de época. Derecho (Romano), Historia Universal (Roma), Idiomas (Francés), Siglo XVIII . Buena edición de los comentarios a las Instituciones Imperiales realizado por Arnaldo Vinnii y supervisado por el famoso jurisconsulto Jl. Gottl. Heineccius. Obra indispensable para la comprensión del mundo legal de la antigua Roma. Gran ejemplar encuadernado en plena piel de época con lomos, nervios, dorados y tejuelos. .

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        Travels Into Several Remote Nations of the World

      London: for Benj. Motte,, 1726. In Four Parts. By Lemuel Gulliver, First a Surgeon, and then a Captain of several Ships. 2 volumes, octavo (191 × 119 mm). Contemporary speckled calf skilfully rebacked and refurbished to style, richly gilt spines, dark red morocco labels, two-line gilt border on sides; housed in a custom-made plush-lined brown cloth flat-back box. Frontispiece portrait of Gulliver (second state, as called for), 4 maps and 2 plans. Marginal dampstaining to a dozen leaves in volume I, and at lower fore-corner of first gathering in volume II, a few old pale ink splashes to B5-8 in volume I. A very handsome set. First edition, Teerink's A edition with all the necessary points to distinguish it from the two later printings (Teerink AA and B) also dated 1726. Teerink's A was published on 28 October, AA some time in the middle of November, and the B edition in December. The first five editions of Gulliver's Travels (three octavo editions in 1726, one octavo and one 12mo edition in 1727) were all published by Benjamin Motte. "The clandestine business of getting into print a pseudonymous and satirically explosive political satire entitled Travels into Several Remote Nations of the World (known from the start by its more popular title, Gulliver's Travels) was managed chiefly by Pope, with the assistance of John Gay and Erasmus Lewis. For speed, and to counter the risk of piracy, Motte used five printing houses (those of Edward Say, Henry Woodfall, James Bettenham, William Pearson, and, for the greatest share, that of Jane Ilive). The first edition appeared on 28 October 1726 in two octavo volumes at the price of 8s. 6d., but with unauthorized deletions and insertions by Andrew Tooke (the brother of Benjamin Tooke jun.), and sold out within a week. Gay wrote: 'From the highest to the lowest it is universally read, from the Cabinet-council to the Nursery'... Motte followed up with two more octavo editions in 1726 and a duodecimo in 1727, and there was a serialized version which began in the Penny Post (25 November 1726). There were two Dublin editions before the end of 1726, each set up from Motte's first edition... The book sold well in French: the first complete translation appeared at The Hague in January 1727, and an abridged adaptation by the Abbé Desfontaines in Paris in April... Swift received from Motte £200 and possibly more from the sales of the book, largely due to Pope's effort at instilling into his friend the principles of 'prudent management'... Gulliver's Travels is the book by which Swift is chiefly remembered, and it is the record of his own experience in politics under Queen Anne as an Irishman in what G. B. Shaw called 'John Bull's other island'" (ODNB). The true first edition of Gulliver's Travels is one of the rarest and most desirable books in the English language.

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        STRAUBING. "Statt Straubing". Prachtvolle Gesamtansicht, eine der schönsten von Straubing, im Vordergrund die Donau.

      - Kupferstich von Wening, 1726, 25 x 70 cm.

      [Bookseller: Peter Bierl Buch- & Kunstantiquariat]
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        The Lives and Characters of the Officers of the Crown of State in Scotland. Volume 1 [All published]

      Robert Fleming, Edinburgh 1726 - 480pp. Title and dedication page vignettes. A note on a preliminary page states that the work was not continued beyond the present volume. Language: eng G : in Good condition. Cover rubbed and bumped with corner wear. Spine neatly rebacked with new eps. Tightly bound. Pages browning. Bookplate on paste-down of Society of Advocates in Aberdeen with stamp on verso of title page. Contents G+ [Attributes: First Edition]

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        Philosophiæ naturalis principia mathematica Editio tertia aucta & emendata.

      London Apud Guil. & Joh. Innys, 1726. (XXXVI ) incl inscribed endpaper+530+(VI) index, Pages. Lover end of spine with small loss pp. One of 200 copies on large paper (28,9x22,2 cm, Watermarked CC luxury edition. Ths is the last printing in Newtons lifetime and with noumerous woodcut diagrammes including plare on page 506, Marbeled endpaper fronthinge a little portrait. Bound in an impressive contemporary full claf with raised bands, very rich golddecoration and red titellabel with goldprint on spine. With decorative goldborders on boards and inside edges of boards. With some wear to binding. Content very bright and fine. 3. edition.. 15062326

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        Opera omnia tam edita quam inedita. collegit ac recensuit, vitam Auctoris, praefationes, & indices adjecit David Wilkins.

      Typis G. Bowyer, S. Palmer, Londini 1726 - Splendide legature coeve in vitello biondo con ricchi fregi oro ai piatti. Ds. con nervi, ricchi fregi, titolo e numerazione in oro. Tagli colorati. Cerniere dei piatti indebolite o aperte, un piatto staccato. Mancanze alle cuffie e ai margini dei piatti. Ottimi interni.Unica edizione delle opere complete. John Selden, chiamato da Grozio il Genio dell Inghilterra , fu uomo politico, giurista e storico di grande rilievo. Egli ebbe vasta parte nella vita pubblica dell Inghilterra del Secolo XVII. Folio (cm. 45,6), 3 Voll. : Vol. I. 5 cc.nn., XXXIV (praefatio), 56 pp. (vita Authoris), 1892 colonne (De anno civili veteris Ecclesiae, seu Reipublicae judaicae Dissertatio), 40 cc.nn. (Indices) con ritratto dell A. in antiporta; Vol. II. 3 cc.nn., XVIII colonne (Prolegomena), 1721 colonne (De Successionibus in Bona Defunctorum & De Successionibus in Pontificatum Ebraeorum. De Diis Syris. Eutychii Ecclesiae suae Origines. Uxor Ebraica. Analecta Anglo-Britannica. Janus Anglorum. Dissertatio ad Fletam. Judicium de Decem Scriptoribus Anglicanis. Mare Clausum. Vindiciae de Scriptione Maris Clausi. Marmora Arundelliana. Notae in Eadmerum. Epistolae & Poemata), 23 cc.nn.; Vol. III. 4 cc.nn., 2080 colonne (England s Epinomis. Original of Duels. Titles of Honour. History of Tythes, with the Answers to Sempill, Tilseley, and a Letter to the Marquis of Buchingham. MSS. Of the Passage touching the Number 666. MS. Of Calvin s Judgment on the Revelations. MS. Of the birth-Day of our Saviour. Of his Purpose and End in Writing the History of Tythes. MS. Of the Jews fometimes living in England. Discours of the Office of Lord Chancellor. Privilege of the Baronage of England. Judicature in Parliament. Of the Original of Ecclesiastical Jurisdiction of Testaments. Letter to Mr. August. Vincent, Rouge-Croix, concerning his Discovery of Errors. Arguments concerning the Baronies of Grey and Ruthen. Ms. Fortescue de Laudibus, &c. and Hengham s Summa, &c, Speeches in the House of Lords and Commons. MS. Table Talk.), 18 cc.nn.

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        Der Hoch-Fürstl. Dom zu St. Coecilien in Güstrow Fünfhundert-Jähriges Alter,

      Rostock, Schwechten, 1726.. oder Nachricht, was, von Zeit ihrer Fundation 1226. bis ins Jahr 1726 .. vorgekommen. Mit gestochenem Frontispiz, 4 gefalteten Tabellen, 12 Blatt, 250 Seiten, 2 Blatt, LXIV, 3 Blatt, Kalbslederband der Zeit, 20,5 x 18 cm,. Einband berieben, Einbanddeckel mit jeweils einer oberflächlichen Wurmspur, innen etwas gebräunt. Vorgebunden 4 Teile "Samlung einiger Mecklenburgischen Landes-Gesetze", Schwerin, 1741/50.

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        Sculptura Historiarum et Temporum Memoratrix. Das ist: Gedächtnüß-Hülfliche Bilder-Lust Der Merckwürdigsten Welt-Geschichten Aller Zeiten/ Von Erschaffung der Welt biß auf Gegenwärtige, Zu besondern Behuff und Belustigung So wohl der studierenden Jugend/ als auch anderer Liebhaber Derer Historien [gest. Titel: Das ist Gedächtnüß-Kunst Der merckwurdigsten Weltgeschichten aller Zeiten].

      Nürnberg, Verlag Christoph Weigel seel. Wittwen 1726;. (3. Aufl.); ca 37x25 cm; (8) 293 (7) Seiten mit gest. Titelblatt und 48 Kupfertafeln; Ledereinband d. Zt. (Einband stärker bestoßen, Buchrücken an den Kapitalen mit Fehlstellen, Außengelenke beschabt; sonst guter Zustand); (3. Aufl.);.

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      London. 1726.. [8],xxxii,[4],468pp. plus five plates (three folding), including one map. Contemporary paneled calf, expertly rebacked, spine richly gilt, leather label. Corners expertly repaired. Some light dampstaining at the front of the volume, else bright and clean. Very good. First edition of "the fullest account of California, the natives and other features, of any of the old voyages" (Cowan). "Captains Shelvocke and Clipperton led a privately financed privateering expedition to attack Spanish shipping. Shelvocke gave his superior officer the slip in a storm and proceeded to Brazil and thence to the west coast of South America, where in two months he sacked Payta, Peru, and captured several small prizes. His vessel, the Speedwell, was wrecked at Juan Fernandez Island, but a ship was built out of the wreckage, and he sailed up the coast to Baja California. After crossing the Pacific via Guam and Macao, Shelvocke returned to England, where he was accused of piracy and embezzlement, and then acquitted. He soon left for the Continent a wealthy man. Shelvocke wrote this account, in part, as a vindication of his conduct. In it he mentions the gold of California and the guano of Peru, more than a hundred years before their rediscovery in the 19th century. An incident in the narrative describing the passage around Cape Horn, in which a sailor kills an albatross, is said to have inspired Coleridge's RIME OF THE ANCIENT MARINER" - Hill. "On the map of the world, California is shown as an island. Two of the plates represent male and female inhabitants of California" - Cowan. COWAN II, pp.581-82. HILL 1157. HOWES S383. SABIN 90158.

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        THE EXILES OF THE COURT OF AUGUSTUS CAESAR,being the History of the various Amours of the Celebrated OVID, Horace, Virgil, Lentulus, Cornelius Gallus, Hortinsius and many other Famous Poets and Heroes of that Age.

      London, D. Browne, S Chapman, 1726.THREE PARTS ONLY, possibly all that was translated into English (we can find no other parts or volumes listed in libraries), translated from the French of Mademoiselle Villedieu, 1726. 8vo, approximately 195 x 125 mm, 8 x 5 inches, pages: [4] 1 - 235, bound in full old sheep, no lettering or label, gilt rules to edges of covers, headpiece to each chapter and tailpiece to first chapter. Binding rubbed and scuffed, slight scrape to lower cover, shelf wear to edges and corners, pale age - browning to pastedowns and endpapers, neat old ink name of previous owner to first pastedown, top margin of title page and 3 other margins, otherwise a very good copy. ESTC T154014. MORE IMAGES ATTACHED TO THIS LISTING, ALL ZOOMABLE, FURTHER IMAGES ON REQUEST. POSTAGE AT COST.

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        The Political History of the Devil, As Well Ancient as Modern: In Two Parts

      London: Warner, 1726. First. hardcover. very good. Copperplate frontispiece. 408 pages, Early name on top corner of title page, small 8vo, full brown and tan paneled calf, expertly recased, brown leather spine label. London: T. Warner, 1726. First Edition. Very good.

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        THE EXILES OF THE COURT OF AUGUSTUS CAESAR,being the History of the various Amours of the Celebrated OVID, Horace, Virgil, Lentulus, Cornelius Gallus, Hortinsius and many other Famous Poets and Heroes of that Age

      THREE PARTS ONLY, possibly all that was translated into English (we can find no other parts or volumes listed in libraries), translated from the French of Mademoiselle Villedieu, 1726. 8vo, approximately 195 x 125 mm, 8 x 5 inches, pages: [4] 1-235, bound in full old sheep, no lettering or label, gilt rules to edges of covers, headpiece to each chapter and tailpiece to first chapter.  Binding rubbed and scuffed, slight scrape to lower cover, shelf wear to edges and corners, pale age-browning to pastedowns and endpapers, neat old ink name of previous owner to first pastedown, top margin of title page and 3 other margins, otherwise a very good copy. ESTC T154014.  MORE IMAGES ATTACHED TO THIS LISTING, ALL ZOOMABLE, FURTHER IMAGES ON REQUEST. POSTAGE AT COST.

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        The Complete English Tradesman, in Familiar Letters;

      London: for Charles Rivington,, 1726. Directing him in all the several Parts and Progressions of Trade… Calculated for the Instruction of our Inland Tradesmen; and especially of Young Beginners. Octavo (196 × 120 mm). Contemporary sprinkled calf, gilt-rule border to covers, neatly rebacked to style, red morocco label, sprinkled edges. Title printed in red and black. Endpapers renewed; a crisp, clean copy. Likely first edition, though the work is bibliographically complex. Moore gives its history as follows: It was first published in 1725 with ten numbered sections, but within several months another version was issued with twelve sections. Both these issues were dated 1726. In 1726, but with an imprint of 1727, a "second edition" was published, with a separately paginated supplement; and in 1727 itself a second volume appeared, directed primarily to more experienced tradesmen than those for whom the first volume was written. If Moore is correct, this copy is the second issue of the first edition, since it has twelve numbered sections. But given that Moore gives no collation for the supposed first issue, and that no copy is located in BMC, NUC, or any of the standard bibliographies and is not mentioned by Furbank & Owens, it is perhaps doubtful that such an issue ever existed. Our copy is probably, therefore, a straight first edition. This "highly original conduct book" (ODNB) was perhaps based in part on Defoe's own experience of bankruptcy in 1692. The work deals with many subjects useful to the inexperienced tradesman, including apprenticeship, bankruptcy, trade networks and materials sourcing, customer relations, rumour and scandal, credit, book-keeping, and so on. He warns of the pitfalls that lie in wait, "for a tradesman to borrow money upon interest, I take to be like a man going into a home infected with the plague; 'tis not only likely that he may be infected and die, but next to a miracle if he escapes" (p. xv). Interestingly, he also puts forward a strong case for a wife to be involved in her husband's business. The book presages DeFoe's career as a novelist, as "Tradesmen, their families, and customers take the stage, are given feelings and personalities, and exit. More and more Defoe gave free rein to the creation of fictional worlds, and the flow into fantasy in whatever he wrote became more common…" (ODNB).

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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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        Recueil historique, chronologique et topographique, des archevechez, evêchez, abbayes et prieurez de France, tant d'hommes, que de filles, de nomination et collation royale, avec les noms des titulaires, la taxe en cour de Rome, telle qu'elle est.

      Chez Alexis-Xavier-René Mesnier 1726 - 2 volumes in-4 carré ( 260 X 205 mm ) de 1090 pages ( pagination continue ) et 42-47-8 et 4 pages de tables, pleine basane tabac, dos à nerfs ornés de caissons dorés, pièces de titre et de tomaison de maroquin havane, tranches marbrées. ( Reliures de l'époque ). 18 cartes hors-texte de Gaspard DE BAILLIEUL aquarellées. Usures aux coiffes et aux coins. Bon exemplaire, rare en version colorisée. De la bibliothèque de Nicolas JOSSE LE PELLETIER DE LA HOUSSAYE ( Ex-libris manuscrit sur la page de titre de chaque tome ). Joint "Etat du clergé de France à l'époque de 14 juillet 1789" en 8 feuillets manuscrits du XVIIIème. Evêché Archevêché Religion Prieuré Régionalisme Noblesse Généalogie

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        Die Geschichte von dem Leben und von der Regierung Mariae, Königinn der Schotten und Wittwen von Frankreich. Aus Urkunden und glaubwürdigen Scribenten zusammen gezogen, und aus dem Engländischen übersetzt von Mattheson. 7 Bl., 400 S. Titel in Rot und Schwarz. Guter Pergamentbd d. Z. mit handschriftl. Rückentitel.

      Hamburg, seel. Thomas von Wierings Erben, und Leipzig, Philipp Hertel, 1726. - Seltene frühe Schilderung des aufsehenerregenden Lebens und Todes der Mary Stuart (1542-1587), die als 19jährige lebenslustige Witwe in die Intrigen und kriegerischen Auseinandersetzungen zwischen Katholiken und Protestanten in Schottland und England hineingerissen wurde. Während sie wegen ihres Lebenswandels von einigen scharf verurteilt wird, loben andere ihren Verstand und äußern Verständnis für ihre unerlaubte Liebe zu Lord Bothwell. Als die unglückliche Königin aus Schottland flüchtete und Zuflucht bei ihrer Großtante, Elisabeth I., suchte, wurde sie gefangengesetzt und wegen mehrerer Verschwörungen nach 19jähriger Gefangenschaft schließlich hingerichtet. – Als mutmaßlicher Verfasser des Werks gilt Pierre le Pesant der Boisguilbert, während Jantz darauf verweist, dass die englische Ausgabe von 1725 vom anonymen französischen Original des James Freebairn stamme. – Seit 1950 kein Nachweis im JAP. Gutes Exemplar. – Hayn/G. IV 407 f (verweist auf ein Frontispizporträt). Jantz 1728 (Vorlage für die Microfiche-Ausgabe, ebenfalls ohne Porträt). [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Kst.- Karte, von Don Franziskus Padilla und Paul Klein aus Weltbott,"Insulae Palaos Seu Novae Philippinae 87. Archipelagus S. Lazari vel Carolinae. Ev Literis R.P. Pauli Löain e Soc. Iesu e Prov. Bohemiae in Philippinis Insulis Missionary et Theol. Professoris Manilae; ac ex intinerario illustris viri Don Francisci Padilla".

      . 1726, 22,5 x 35. Streit I,838; Sabin 91981. - Die Karte stammt aus:"Der neue Welt-Bote", dem bedeutenden Werk mit Quellen zur Missionsgeschichte des 18. Jahrh. ( hrsg. v. J. Stöcklein ). - Sehr seltene Karte, die auf den Forschungen des Jesuiten Paul Klein aus Böhmen beruhen. Zeigt im Westen Mindanaho / Philippinen, im Norden die Insel Guam, im Süden Papua Neuguinea. Mittig, übergroß gezeichnet, die Insel Palau ("Panlog inter Palaos Unsulas Maxima") sowie die Mikronesische Inselwelt.

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        Museum Geographicum, das ist: ein Verzeichnis der Besten Land-Charten so in Deutschland, Franckreich, England und Holland

      8vo. [17 x 10.3 cm], (8) ff., 320 pp. Bound in contemporary half calf and speckled paper over boards, raised bands on spine, title hand-written on paper label; spine and covers somewhat rubbed. Manuscript ex-libris of Bibliotheca Augusta and armorial bookplate on front pastedown; light toning throughout, the most minimal foxing; generally excellent.                    $3000A rare first edition of an important cartographic catalogue and a valuable account of the state of map and atlas collecting in the first quarter of the 18th century: Johann Hübner (1668-1731) presents a detailed list of his personal collection ?" what he calls the Museum Geographicum ?" some 2000 examples assembled over many years and at great expense (cosmopolitan Hamburg and its yearly fairs, says Hübner, are a boon for map and atlas collectors). The book provides a great deal of information on the map trade at this period, offering details about map and atlas titles and their engravers, discussing the present state of cartography (e.g., the derivative nature of Italian mapmaking), providing valuable collation information about scores of rare atlases and smaller multi-map books, preserving details about how Hübner assembled many of his loose maps into thematic volumes (a common practice among early collectors), and, most famously, theorizing how maps should and should not be colored:"By the end of the 17th century, several mapmakers reacted against the use of excessive color on maps and advocated reducing color to the practical minimum. Although the engraver might continue to beautify maps with decorative detail, the addition of color was to be strictly functional. Principal Johann Hübner of Hamburg was very successful in his propaganda campaign for coloristic purism ... In the introduction to his Museum Geographicum he recommended that the cartouches and decorative details be left uncolored. Color should serve only the informative purpose of emphasizing the administrative, religious, ethnic and other divisions of a country. Hübner?s recommendations were widely received, among others by the most prolific cartographer of the early 18th century, ... Homann" (Ehrensvärd).The Museum Geographicum, arranged by region or country, begins with a list of abbreviations of mapmakers from van der Aa to Zürner. Next are celestial globes, terrestrial globes, maps of the poles, maps and atlases of the 4 large zones of the earth (Europe, Asia, Africa, America), "Special-Charten" of regions of Asia and America (e.g., Persia, the West Indies, etc.), Spain and Portugal, France, Britain, the Netherlands, Switzerland, Italy, Germany, "The North" (Scandinavia), Prussia and Russia, Turkey and Greece, atlases of ancient subjects both sacred and profane, sea charts, "curious" maps, and (with a separate title page) small and large composite atlases for use at home or on the road (zu Hause und auf Reisen zu gebrauchen). Throughout Hübner makes comments about the function, age, beauty, accuracy, decoration, and rarity of individual examples. In an appendix Hübner offers for sale 24 atlases of his own compilation, from an 18-map collection of Germany to a 5-volume 1000-map miscellanea, with various prices given for "finely" and "poorly" preserved volumes and for different types of bindings.Hübner, a professor of Geography at Leipzig and a school rector in Hamburg, published several pedagogical texts, but the Museum Geographicum was his most influential work, with a Dutch version appearing in 1735, and a revised second edition in 1746. The Museum Geographicum and the posthumous 1732 sales catalogue of Hübner?s wider library (Bibliotheca Hübneriana, Hamburg) together form a full bibliographical record of the scholar?s collecting interests.U.S. copies of the first edition of the Museum Geographicum are housed at Yale and the Newberry Library.* ADB XIII, 268; NBG XXV, 358; A. Chalmers, The General Bibliographical Dictionary, vol. 18, p. 277-8; Ulla Ehrensvärd, "Color in Cartography: A Historical Survey," in D. Woodward, ed., Art and Cartography, p. 137.

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        ALTDORF. "Altdorf wie solches gegen dem Unter Thor Zu, von David Friedrichs Haus an, an dem Marck sich praesentiret". Reizend staffagierte Ansicht des Marktplatzes.

      - Kupferstich von J.G. Puschner, 1726, 23,5 x 34,5 cm. Lentner 14487. - Seltene Ansicht aus Johann Georg Puschners "Amoenitates Altdorfinae oder nach dem Leben gezeichnete Prospecte der Löblichen Nürnbergischen Universität Altdorf". - Mit schmalem Rändchen. Alt auf blaues Büttenpapier aufgezogen. Gerahmt.

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        Le nouveau miroir de la fortune ou abregé de la Geomance

      COLONNA Francesco Maria Pompeo. Le nouveau miroir de la fortune ou abregé de la Geomance. A Paris, chez Andrè Cailleau, 1726. In 16mo; pp.10n.nn., 101, 3n.nn. Due tavole fuori testo. Mezza pergamena posteriore. "Nato a Roma nel 1646, figlio di Pompeo Colonna, l'autore trasse dall'ambiente paterno l'incentivo a dedicarsi non solo agli studi letterari, ma anche a quelli scientifici ed occultistici. Nel 1668 si trasferì a Parigi. La persona che doveva influire più profondamente sulla formazione mentale del C. fu senza dubbio il famoso conte Henri de Boulainviller, che si fece assistere da lui nello studio e nella pratica delle scienze occulte. Il marchese d'Argenson ricorda un oroscopo fatto a madame de Nointel da Boulainviller e dal C. (Mémoires et journal inédit, du Marquis d'Argenson, I, Paris 1857, pp. 208 - 209). Perfino Voltaire, nel 1756, ricordava di essersi fatto predire il futuro dai due astrologhi, in una epoca imprecisata, che non può essere posteriore al 23 genn. 1722, data di morte di Boulainviller: "le célèbre comte de Boulainvilliers, et un Italien nommé Colonne, qui avait beaucoup de réputation à Paris, me prédirent l'un et l'autre que je mourrais infailliblement à l'ige de trente - deux ans. J'ai eu la malice de les tromper déjà de près de trente années, de quoi je leur demande humblement pardon" (Voltaire, Dictionnaire philosophique, in Oeuvres complètes, Paris 1877 - 1885, XVII, p. 448). it.wikipedia: "La geomanzia nasce in Persia, ed è ritenuta essere il più antico sistema divinatorio ancora oggi praticato in Occidente". Caillet, 2508.

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        Histoire des Chevaliers hospitaliers de S. Jean de Jérusalem, appellez depuis Chevaliers de Rhodes, et aujourd'hui Chevaliers de Malthe... -

      5 voll. In - 8 picc. Legature coeve in pelle maculata, dorsi con tassello rosso e fregi oro; dorsi con piccole mancanze e tracce di tarlo. Antiporta, un ritratto e 4 carte geografiche ripiegate, tra cui una di Rodi e due di Malta. (14), 614 pp.; (2), 618 pp.; (2), 582 pp.; (2), 460 pp.; (2), 448, (62) pp.; un quaderno posposto nel vol. III; carta un po' ossidata, a volte brunita. Una delle prime edizioni della celebre storia (edizione originale: 1726). L'opera, che è senz'altro la più nota dello storico francese Vertot, venne accolta con molto favore e fu più volte ristampata. Hellwald p. 35. An early edition of the famous history of the Order of Malta by the distinguished French historian Vertot (first edition.: 1726). With an engr. frontispiece, a portrait and 4 folding maps. Contemp. mottled calf, spines richly gilt and with a red leather label, red edges; head and foot of spines worn; one quire in vol. III misbound; some light age browning, more pronounced in a few gatherings.

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        Anatomie du corps humain: avec des remarques utiles aux chirurgiens dans la pratique de leurs operations

      Paris: Chez Guillaume Cavelier. Very Good. 1726. Hardcover. Professionally re-backed full calf. First published in Dutch in 1718, this is the first French edition. Two volumes bound as one with 40 sur blanc engraved anatomical plates. ; Octavo .

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        The Holy Bible Containing the OldTestament and the New: Newly Translated out of the Original Tongues, Andwith the former Translations Diligently Compared and Revised By HisMajesty's Special Command Appointed to be Read in Churches

      Edinburgh.Printed by John Baskett. 1726.. Hardcover. Book 4to, 25.6cm, c.[1200]p., index, table,in attractive contemporary full black) goatskin, tight back real cordbands, full gilt borders and decorations in the panels issued withoutlabels, gilt decoration panel borders on the boards, gilt innerdentelles, marbled endpapers, all edges gilt, some slight surface wear,very good to fine in this attractive antique binding. (cgc) An early18th-century Scottish binding. The spine panels repeat alternately. .

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        Collectio Judiciorum de novis Erroribus, qui ab initio duodecimi saeculi, ad annum 1632 (-1735) in Ecclesia proscripti sunt et notati: Censoria etiam judicia insignium Academiarum (3 volume set)

      Lutetiae Parisiorum, 1726-01-01. First Edition. Hardcover. Good. 3 volume set. Folios. 38 cm. All edges red. Seminary book plate and stamps on front paste downs and title pages. Contemporary full French leather. Red spine labels. 6 raised spine bands. Binding tape reinforcing all spines. Spines solid, due to tape, but show some cracking. Marbled end pages. Charles du Plessis d'Argentre (1673-1740) was a noted Catholic theologian. He served as Bishop of Tulle and distinguished himself in ecclesiatical studies. Argentre's Collectio Judiciorum is his best known work. “This valuable collection contains many documents relative to theological controversies since the twelfth century, pontifical acta, decisions of Roman Congregations, and decisions of famous universities (Oxford, Paris, Douai, Louvain, principally those of Paris). The latest document quoted is dated 1723.” - Oblet in Dict. du theol. Cath., I, 1777.; Catholic Encyclopedia 1913.

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        Ein auf einem Stamm sitzender Russe.

      - Feder in Grau und Schwarz, grau laviert, teils weiß gehöht, auf braunem Velin, links unten mit unleserlicher mehrzeiliger Anmerkung, rechts unten datiert „26 Nov. 36." Ca. 13:9,8 cm. Auf alten Untersatz montiert, beigefügt ausgeschnittene Signatur „Marianne Chodowiecka fec.". In den Rändern ungleich beschnitten. Die Malerin und Zeichnerin Marianne Chodowiecka war eine Nichte von D.N. Chodowiecki (1726-1801), dessen Töchter Susanne Chodowiecka (1763-1819), Jeanette (1761-1835) und Henriette (1770-1880) ebenfalls künstlerisch tätig waren. Jeanette, die seit 1783 mit Jacques Papin verheiratet war und mit diesem seit 1793/94 in Potsdam lebte, war ihre Mutter. Marianne schuf Porträts, Genre und Interieurs und war 1815-1829 in Potsdam und Leipzig tätig. Bekannt ist von ihrer Hand beispielsweise ein Porträt des bekannten, in Berlin tätigen Musikers, Komponisten und Dirigenten Carl Friedrich Zelter (1758-1832). Zudem fertigte sie Kopien nach ihrem Großvater, dessen Stücke aus dem Nachlaß sie der Berliner Akademie vermachte.

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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!

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        The Gentleman Angler. Containing Short, Plain and Easy Instructions whereby the most ignorant Beginner, may in a little Time, become a perfect Artist in Angling ... to which is added the Angler's New Song

      London: A. Bettesworth, at the Red-Lyon, 1726. First edition, with half-title. [xii], 184, [8] pp. 1 vols. 12mo. Bound in nineteenth-century green polished calf, gilt spine. Spine sunned, else about fine. Bookplates of Mr. J.F. Jones, Samuel Houston MacFarland & an early armorial one of Thomas Middleton. First edition of this manual, one of the earliest of its kind. It has been attributed to one George Smith, and contains the first appearance of the charming "Angler's Song" (cf. Gingrich, Fishing in Print, p. 97), as well as recipes, strategies for each species, fly-tying, etc. It quickly became a standard handbook of the eighteenth century, was reprinted with additions in 1736 through 1786, then again in several forms under various titles as late as 1828 in London, under the title The Angler's Guide ... By a lover of the art."

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        Practical Geometry Applied to the Useful Arts of Building Surveying Gardening and Mensuration Calculated for the Service of Gentlemen as well as Artisans and set in Four Parts

      London: W. and J. Innys, J. Osborn and T. Longman and others. G+ : in Good condition plus. Rebound. Cover lightly scuffed. Some plates creased and browned at folds but majority bright and VG. Plate 14 repaired at crease. Plates run from numbers 1 to 41 with plates 30 and 40 missing. Eighteenth century owner's ink inscription to title page. 1726. First Edition. Leather cover. 350mm x 220mm (14" x 9"). 136pp + plates. 39 [of 60] folding copper plates and vignettes. .

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        Cadenus and Vanessa. A poem. By Dr. S-t

      London: printed for N. Blandford; and sold by J. Peele, 1726. First Blandford edition. 31 pp. 1 vols. 8vo. Recent marbled boards. Very good. A famous poem about the relationship between Swift and Esther Vanhomrigh ("Vanessa"), who died in 1723 and among whose papers a manuscript of the poem was found. It was first published in Dublin on about April 19, 1726, and a second edition followed shortly afterwards, adding ten "incriminating" lines; these two Dublin printings are very rare. On May 19 two rival editions, both unauthorized, appeared in London, this one, which follows the first Dublin printing, and one published by J. Roberts, which follows the second. Blandford went on to issue six more editions within the year, and Roberts several more as well. "This edition follows the text of the Dublin first edition and omits the additional ten lines" (Foxon) RARE. Neither of the first Blandford or Roberts printings has appeared at auction (in ABPC) since 1982.

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        The works of the learned Joseph Bingham . Containing I. Origines Ecclesiasticae: or, The antiquities of the Christian Church. In twenty three books. II. A scholastical history of lay-baptism. In two parts. III. The French churches apology for the Church of England. IV. A discourse concerning the mercy of God to penitent sinners. In two volumes.

      Robert Knaplock, London 1726 - First collected edition, 2 vols., folio, pp. [4], xxxi, [1], 831, [11] index; [16], 842, [2] ads; first title-p. printed in red and black, sectional titles, 2 engraved plates and 10 engraved maps by Herman Moll; contemporary full paneled calf, effectively rebacked, rehinged with cloth tape, black morocco labels on spines; good and sound. Bingham (1668-1723), author of the Origines Ecclesiasticae, or The Antiquities of the Christian Church, "was the first, says a German writer, ëthat published a complete archÊology [of the Christian Church] and one worthy of the name.í And, we may add, he will probably be the last. What he did he did so thoroughly and exhaustively, that he would be a bold man who should attempt again to go over ground so completely traversed . The ëAntiquitiesí is, of course, the one imperishable monument which Bingham has raised for himself; but his lesser works, though now forgotten, are written in the same exhaustive fashion. The largest of these is entitled ëThe French Church's Apology for the Church of England,í which ëcontains a modest vindication of the doctrine, worship, government, and discipline of our church from the chief objections of dissenters, and returns answer to them upon the principles of the reformed church of Franceí . . Bingham's literary industry must have been enormous; the ëAntiquitiesí alone is sufficient to prove this. The work bears on the face of it traces of many years' reading, before the writing began at all, and the labour must have been all the more severe because he was sadly cramped for books in spite of his proximity to Bishop Morley's library. His family preserved a copy of Pearson ëOn the Creed,í in which were eight pages neatly transcribed in his own hand, because he could not afford the few shillings requisite to purchase a new copy in the place of his own mutilated one. But never was literary industry less thrown away. Bingham has not only written an invaluable work, but he has secured for the English church the glory of supplying a serious deficiency in ecclesiastical literature. Even Romanists have been forced to confess that the ëAntiquitiesí is a most important addition to theological libraries, and the fact that it was translated into Latin by a German protestant (Professor Grischovius or Grischow) shows how highly it was appreciated by the reformed churches abroad" (DNB). [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Travels into Several Remote Nations of the World. In Four Parts. By Lemuel Gulliver

      London: Benjamin Motte, 1726. First edition (Teerink's A), first printing, with all distinguishing points as per Teerink. Engraved frontispiece portrait of Captain Gulliver (in the second state as usual), 5 engraved maps & one engraved plate of the automatic writing machine. 2 vols. 8vo. 20th-century period brown calf. Spines slightly faded, upper cove of first volume shows a few spots, a few occasional stains to text, otherwise a fine copy. A very pretty set of the rare first printing of one of the great satires in the English language.

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        A voyage to Arabia the happy by the way of the Eastern ocean, and the streights of the Red-Sea: perform'd by the French for the first time, A.D. 1708, 1709, 1710.

      London, printed for G. Strahan and R. Williamson, 1726. - 8vo. XII, 312 pp. With folding map and 3 plates. Later binding in contemporary panelled style mit red morocco label to gilt spine. The rare first English edition of this conflation of reports from French expeditions to Arabia during the years 1708-1713, first published in French in 1716. "It was with distinct literary skill that La Roque, who himself had visited Syria in 1689, prepared a construed travel report from the notes of various members of the first French expeditions to Arabia and Yemen. The 'Travels to Happy Arabia' well suited the tastes of the time. The well-founded knowledge which La Roque owed to the observations of Captain Merveille and his companions allowed him to provide the first detailed account of Arabic coffee plantations and the coffee trade of the Peninsula" (cf. Schnyder/v. Waldkirch, Wie Europa den Kaffee entdeckte, p. 207f.). The Atabey copy sold at Sotheby's in 2002 (lot 1473) commanded £2,868. - Occasional duststaining, but well-preserved altogether. Provenance: from the library of William Alfred Eddy (1896-1962) with his armorial bookplate ("Crux mihi grata quies" - The Cross is to me a welcome rest) on pastedown. The Sidon-born Eddy, fluent in Arabic and Arabic culture, variously served as U.S. Marine Corps officer, Aramco consultant, U.S. minister to Saudi Arabia, university professor of English Literature and college president, intelligence operative and one of the fathers of the CIA. His Ph.D. in English studies, written on "Gullivers' Travels" (1922), would seem to befit a traveller so able in the art of reversing perspectives. Macro 1427. Howgego I, p. 591, L30. Cox I, 222. Hünersdorff 1275. Mueller (Kaffee) 181. BMC 14:881.765. Cf. Weber II, 468f. Blackmer 50. Atabey 673. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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