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        TO THE KING'S MOST EXCELLENT MAJESTY IN COUNCIL...[caption title]

      [London. 1726].. [2]pp. printed on the recto of two folio sheets. Worn along edges, some small tears and separations on folds neatly repaired. Overall good. In a cloth clamshell case, leather label. This document, probably printed for limited circulation to some British government body (possibly the Privy Council), publishes three petitions to the Crown relating to the governorship of Pennsylvania. Sir William Keith, who was appointed lieutenant governor of Pennsylvania by the original proprietor, William Penn, shortly before Penn's death, gained considerable popularity with the Assembly and the artisan class in the colony, all of whom wished for greater freedom in conducting their affairs. The merchant class was generally aligned with the interests of the proprietors. Keith served as governor from 1717 to 1726, when the tensions in the colony erupted in riots, which Keith did little to suppress. The Penn family immediately sought to replace Keith with one of their Loyalists, Patrick Gordon. In the first of these three petitions, William Penn's grandson, Springett Penn, implores the King to appoint him to the governorship so Gordon might continue his family's interests. The second petition, from Alexander Spottswood on behalf of William Keith, encourages the Crown to allow Keith to continue, arguing "that nothing less than an extraordinary Portion of Prudence could enable a Governour to conduct your Majesty's subjects there in that Peace and Tranquillity which Sir William Keith has all along done." The last petition is from a group of Keith supporters, urging both an adequate pension for the former governor and the extension of his office. It is likely that this document, presenting the opposing petitions, was printed in London in 1726, at the point when news of the disruptions in Pennsylvania reached there. Since these are petitions to the King and the affair was dealt with hastily, it is probable that it was printed for circulation to the Privy Council or the Council on Foreign Plantations to advise the Crown. They did, removing Keith and appointing Gordon. Keith remained in the colony until 1728, when he returned to England. Business reverses landed him in debtors prison in 1734, and he died there in 1740. An important document, not listed on OCLC, not in Cohen, and very rare. DAB X, pp.292-93.

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        TO THE KING'S MOST EXCELLENT MAJESTY IN COUNCIL.[caption title].

      [London. ]. 1726 - [2]pp. printed on the recto of two folio sheets. Worn along edges, some small tears and separations on folds neatly repaired. Overall good. In a cloth clamshell case, leather label. This document, probably printed for limited circulation to some British government body (possibly the Privy Council), publishes three petitions to the Crown relating to the governorship of Pennsylvania. Sir William Keith, who was appointed lieutenant governor of Pennsylvania by the original proprietor, William Penn, shortly before Penn's death, gained considerable popularity with the Assembly and the artisan class in the colony, all of whom wished for greater freedom in conducting their affairs. The merchant class was generally aligned with the interests of the proprietors. Keith served as governor from 1717 to 1726, when the tensions in the colony erupted in riots, which Keith did little to suppress. The Penn family immediately sought to replace Keith with one of their Loyalists, Patrick Gordon. In the first of these three petitions, William Penn's grandson, Springett Penn, implores the King to appoint him to the governorship so Gordon might continue his family's interests. The second petition, from Alexander Spottswood on behalf of William Keith, encourages the Crown to allow Keith to continue, arguing "that nothing less than an extraordinary Portion of Prudence could enable a Governour to conduct your Majesty's subjects there in that Peace and Tranquillity which Sir William Keith has all along done." The last petition is from a group of Keith supporters, urging both an adequate pension for the former governor and the extension of his office. It is likely that this document, presenting the opposing petitions, was printed in London in 1726, at the point when news of the disruptions in Pennsylvania reached there. Since these are petitions to the King and the affair was dealt with hastily, it is probable that it was printed for circulation to the Privy Council or the Council on Foreign Plantations to advise the Crown. They did, removing Keith and appointing Gordon. Keith remained in the colony until 1728, when he returned to England. Business reverses landed him in debtors prison in 1734, and he died there in 1740. An important document, not listed on OCLC, not in Cohen, and very rare. DAB X, pp.292-93.

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        A compendium of military discipline, as it is practised by the Honourable the Artillery Company of the City of London, for the initiating and instructing the officers of the Trained-Bands of the said City. Wherein the words of command, and directions for the exercise of the firelock, and bayonet; with the evolutions, are laid down. And the several postures of the salute with the half-pike, either from order, or on the march, are explained, and by proper figures represented, with the several postures, use and exercise of the halbert, illustrated by proper figures and directions (not to be found in any other author) together with the drawing up of a regiment, and posting the officers for review, and forming hollow squares. As also the marching of a Regiment in columns, or subdivisions; on the long march, and the dividing the same into two batallions: with many other things necessary to be known by the officers of the said Trained Bands

      London: printed for the author; and are to be sold at his house in Well-Court in Queen-Street, near Cheapside. 1726. 8vo., three large double folding engraved plates, (16) + xliv + 72pp., old name inked out on title-page and later ownership signature in upper margin, 20th century armorial bookplate on front pastedown (of John Gretton* of Stapleford>), contemporary calf gilt, appropriately rebacked, with raised bands, gilt lines and label. A very good crisp copy. First and only edition: really quite rare. (Copies located at only 10 libraries in ESTC & OCLC of which only Cambridge + Guildhall + H.A.C. in UK. Not in BL). The author was Adjutant and Clerk to the Honourable Artillery Company. Two of the large folding plates show soldiers training with the half-pike and the halbert. * i.e. John 1st baron Gretton of Stapleford, 1867-1947, brewer and politician, who was a director of England's leading brewery, Bass, Ratcliff and Gretton of Burton upon Trent. 'Despite his Quaker descent, Gretton joined the Staffordshire volunteer regiment when young and maintained a lifelong devotion to soldiering. Known as ?'Colonel?' Gretton, he commanded the 6th battalion of the North Staffordshires (1900?-07), and was their honorary colonel (1912?-32). Military recruitment, training, and inspection consumed his energies in 1914?-18. Gretton was an archetype of the reactionary tory brewer.' [Richard Davenport-Hines in ODNB].

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        The History of the Lateral Operation: or, an account of the method of extracting a stone, by making a Wound near the great Protuberance of the Os Ischium, through the Common Integuments and Levator Ani, into the Side of the Bladder, without touching the Urethra, Prostate Gland, Vesiculae Seminales, or any other of the Urinary or Seminal Vessels; first attempted by Frere Jacques in France, and afterwards successfully perform'd by Professor Rau in Holland. With a postscript concerning the introduction and improvement of this method here in London. [Bound with:] An Appendix to the History of the Lateral Operation for the Stone. Containing Mr. Cheselden's present method of performing it

      London: Printed for G. Strahan, 1726-31. First edition, 4to, 2 vols., in one, [8], 88; [6], 47, [1]pp., one large folding engraved plate showing the instruments used, lightly browned with a closed tear, text a little dusty in places, recent half calf, marbled paper boards, five raised bands, decorated in gilt, red morocco title label. James Douglas, M.D. (1675?-1742), physician, was born in Scotland in 1675, graduated M. D. at Rheims, and settled in London about 1700. He soon attained reputation as an anatomist, and was elected F.R.S. 4 Dec. 1706. "In order to assist his brother, the surgeon John Douglas [see next item], James undertook an investigation of the relevant anatomy to enable John to reintroduce safely suprapubic lithotomy. Indeed, Douglas intended a complete history of lithotomy but got no further than 'The History of the Lateral Operation (1726).'"—(ODNB). Provenance: Early ownership signature of George Cleghorn to head of title-page; early engraved bookplate of Mathen Carter. Wellcome II, p. 482.

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        THE MEMOIRS OF JOHN KER, OF KERSLAND IN NORTH BRITAIN ESQ; CONTAINING HIS SECRET TRANSACTIONS AND NEGOTIATIONS IN SCOTLAND, ENGLAND, THE COURTS OF VIENNA, HANOVER, AND OTHER FOREIGN PARTS. WITH AN ACCOUNT OF THE RISE AND PROGRESS OF THE OSTEND COMPANY IN THE AUSTRIAN NETHERLANDS

      London. 1726-1727.. Three volumes. xi,[1],iv,180,[4]; [2],vii,[1],184,[6],[16, ads]; [2],vi,221,[1],[160],16pp. plus folding engraved map and portrait. First two volumes in contemporary paneled calf, leather labels, raised bands; third volume in a somewhat different contemporary calf binding with more gilt tooling. A crisp, clean set. Very good. An important work about the French possessions in America, with much about the commercial history of the region. The book details the rise and progress of the Ostend Company and the French in Louisiana. The handsome engraved folding map depicts the eastern half of the present-day United States and is entitled "A New Map of Louisiana and the River Mississippi." "Volume II contains curious details respecting Louisiana and the French Dominions in America. For publishing this work Curll was pilloried" - Sabin. The third part contains a second titlepage for the final section, REMARKS ON THE GOVERNMENT OF SEVERAL PARTS OF GERMANY, DENMARK, SWEDEN, HAMBURGH, LUBECK, AND HANSIATICK-TOWNS.... This work was published by the infamous Curll, although he did not allow his name to appear on the imprint. In this particular set, however, the second volume contains a sixteen-page catalogue of books published by him. Ker and Curll met in prison (Ker was incarcerated for debt, Curll for obscene publication). KRESS 3650. EUROPEAN AMERICANA 726/119. SABIN 37600. HOWES K101a. BELL K35.

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        Kst.- Karte, anonym aus Stöcklein "Weltbott", "Tabula Californiae, Anno 1702. Ex autoptica observatione delineata a R.P. Chino e S.I.".

      . 1726, 34 x 21,7 (H). Selten ! Die Karte stammt aus:"Der neue Welt-Bote", dem bedeutenden Werk mit Quellen zur Missionsgeschichte des 18. Jahrh. ( Hrsg. v. J. Stöcklein ). - Obwohl schon 1702 gezeichnet, wurde diese Karte erstmals 1726 gedruckt. Die Karte zeigt die Standorte der Missionen. - Very rare map of California. Through drawn in 1702, this map was not published until 1726. Also very important, this map locates the early California missions - Small restoring of the left margin.

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        The complete seedsman: shewing, the best and easiest method for raising and cultivating every sort of seed belonging to a kitchen and flower-garden. With necessary instructions for sowing of berries, mast, and seeds of ever-greens, forest-trees, and such as are proper for improving of land. Written at the command of a person of honour. By Benj. Townsend, formerly gardener to the Lord Middleton. To which is added, a catalogue of the seeds, plants, &c. mention'd in this tract, and to be found in a seedsman's shop. Recommended by R. Bradley, F.R.S. With an appendix out of Switzer's New Book of Gardening>; likewise a short extraction out of Moses Cook's Discourse of Forest-trees>

      London: printed, and Dublin re-printed by S. Powell, for R. Norris, at the Indian-Queen in Dames-street, and T. Whitehouse, under the Free-Masons-Coffee-house, on Essex-bridge. 1726. 8vo., viii + 160pp., 2pp. of Preface rather dust-soiled, old ms notes in ink on final blank leaf listing flower varieties, contemporary calf with minor wear, without spine label. A very good copy. The extremely rare Dublin printing of which ESTC & OCLC + Henrey together locate only 2 other copies - at BL + Cashel. The London 1st. (also 1726) is less rare but nonetheless ESTC & OCLC + Henrey locate copies at only 9 libraries altogether (viz. Bodleian + All Souls + Glasgow + Lindley + NLW and Congress + Dumbarton Oaks + Chicago Botanic + Missouri Botanical). A charming little book dedicated by Townsend to the Honourable Sir Thomas Coke. Townsend's claim to being 'formerly gardener to the Lord Middleton' refers to Thomas Willoughby, 1st Baron Middleton (ca. 1670-1729), second son of Francis Willoughby, F.R.S., the celebrated naturalist and friend of John Ray. Thomas Willoughby succeeded his brother as second baronet in 1688, and was created Baron Middleton of Middleton, Warwickshire, in 1712. He was elected a F.R.S. in 1693. Townsend's own identity has been traced moderately successfully by Henrey although she also flags up some uncertainties about his authorship. 'In a treatise by Richard Bradley published in 1725', she writes, 'the year before the appearance of The complete seedsman>, a Townsend is referred to by Bradley, thus: 'Mr. Benjamin Townsend, a surveyor at Mr. Whittmill's, an ingenious gardiner at Hoxton ... his works convince me of his capacity of doing great things; and of his considering how to contract the expence which is no less commendable; his designs shew us his judgment in preserving and even improving the natural beauties of an irregular ground, especially where there is any advantage to be made of wood and water, which are two of the most delightful furnitures of a grand garden, where they are managed with skill, and especially in the distribution of water, which he so well knows how to turn to the advantage of land; at the same time he gives us the diversion of it in jets and water-falls'. From this there seems little doubt that Benjamin Townsend the surveyor, and the Townsend who appears as the author of The complete seedsman>, are one and the same man. A second edition of The complete seedsman> was published in 1738. The title-page of this edition reads The complete seedsman's monthly calendar ... By Richard Bradley, F.R.S.> Townsend's name is now omitted from the title-page, and an advertisement signed 'The bookseller' contains the following statement: 'The faults which escaped the press in the former, are, in this edition, carefully corrected; and the whole piece has been revised, and in many places improved, by the late author, Dr. Bradly. This it has been thought proper to intimate in justice to his memory, the name of Mr. Townsend, a gardener, being only put to it by the author to do him a service, by bringing him into business.' The bookseller, W. Mears, who published both editions of The complete seedsman>, may have received the above information from Richard Bradley himself. The two men were well acquainted, Mears being the publisher of a number of Bradley's many publications. However, when the second edition appeared in 1738 Bradley was dead and perhaps Townsend also. Thus, it is possible that Mears decided to print the name of Richard Bradley, F.R.S., on the title-page, not so much 'in justice to his memory' as in the knowledge that this celebrated writer's name would be better for the sale of the book than that of the little-known gardener Benjamin Townsend. In 1750 The complete seedsman's monthly calendar> was appended to an edition of The farmer's instructor>. Here the work is published anonymously, with a statement on the title-page reading: 'By a gardener'.' [Blanche Henrey, British botanical and horticultural literature before 1800>, II, pp.341-2].

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        The Life of Cardinal Wolsey

      Printed for J. Knapton etc. - . 1726. Second edition, corrected by the author. Collections of documents, letters, etc., in Latin and English, 208 p. at end. Bookplates of Thomas Walpole, Isaac Mendes, George Townshend. 4 p.a. [i]-liv, 1-506, 1-208p., 1a. illus., ports. 34.4 cm. Contemporary panelled calf. Good copy with raised bands, slightly faded gilted leather title label on the spine, blind stamp tooling on the front and back panels, spine hinges are cracked but cords are holding firm. Not a first edition copy. . . . . [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Les vies de plusieurs hommes illustres et grands capitaines de France EDITION ORIGINALE

      à Paris: Chez Théodore Le Gras, 1726. Fine. Chez Théodore Le Gras, à Paris 1726, 2 tomes en 2 Vol. fort in 12 (9,5x17cm), relié. - First edition, illustrated with 16 figures unsigned portrait frontispiece of several biographies. Anonymous Edition By Abbe de Bellegarde, according to Barbier. Some portraits of Du Bos, others Boissat the aîné.Pleine speckled vintage brown sheepskin. Back tooled raised. Part of title and volume number tan morocco. Various frictions. Good exemplaire.Les two volumes contain 29 biographies, commançant with (Abbot Suger and ending with the Duke of Vendome, the book covering more than six centuries of France (Anne de Montmorency. François de Bonne, The Prince of Conde, etc.) --- 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, illustrée de 16 figures non signées, portraits en frontispice de quelques biographies. Edition anonyme Par l'abbé de Bellegarde, d'après Barbier. Certains portraits sont de Du Bos, d'autres de Boissat l'aîné. Reliure en pleine basane brune mouchetée d'époque. Dos à nerfs orné. Pièce de titre et de tomaison en maroquin havane. Frottements divers. Bon exemplaire. Les deux tomes contiennent 29 biographies, commançant avec l(abbé de Suger et finissant avec le duc de Vendôme ; l'ouvrage couvrant ainsi plus de six siècles d'histoire de France. (Anne de Montmorency ; François de Bonne ; Le prince de Condé, etc.)

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        Satyre Menippée de la vertu du catholicon d'Espagne et de la tenue des E

      à Ratisbone|[Paris]: Chez Les Héritiers De Mathias Kerner [Prosp. Durand], 1726. Fine. Chez Les Héritiers De Mathias Kerner [Prosp. Durand], à Ratisbone [Paris] 1726, 3 tomes en 3 Vol. pet. in 8 (10,7x17,7cm), (6) xxvj, 464pp. (28) et (10) 522pp. (38) et (4) 596pp. (34), relié. - 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! - [FRENCH VERSION FOLLOWS] Nouvelle édition, illustrée de 10 figures (nombreux portraits) dont 2 dépliantes (la procession de la Ligue et les états de la Ligue). Pages de titre en rouge et noir. Reliure en plein veau brun glacé moucheté d'époque. Dos à nerfs orné de 4 fleurons caiossonnés. Pièce de titre en maroquin rouge et de tomaison en maroquin noir. Coiffes supérieures restaurées, idem en queue des tomes I et III. Mors supérieurs des tomes I et III restaurés. Fendillements à certains endroits des mors. Belle reliure de qualité présentant des défauts, notamment dû à la restauration. Edition ancienne la plus complète, avec les ajouts de Prosper Marchand et les tables de Goderfroy. Elle hérite de toutes les additions antérieures, édition de Duchat, notes de Verdier, etc. Parmi les prièces fondatrices du recueil à la fin du XVIe siècle on attribue le Catholicon à Pierre le Roy et les vers à Jean Passerat et Pierre Rapin, les Harangues à J. Gillot. Cette réunion d'insignes et talentueux lettrés confèrent une portée et une valeur très littéraire au pamphlet (la Satire connut des éditions jusqu'au XIXe avec succès). 'A la fois une comédie, un pamphlet et un coup d'Etat, la Satyre Ménippee fraya la route a Henry IV vers le trône' (P. Larousse). L'ensemble des textes réunit pour les édition du XVIIIe, textes historiques, pamphlétaires, satiriques et littéraires constituent le plus riche témoignage pour l'histoire de la Ligue.

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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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        Le Comté De La Marck, Les Seigneuries Des Abbayes De Werden, D'Essen, Et La Ville Imperiale De Dortmundt. Dreßé sur les Memoires les plus recents, Parle Sr. Sanson, Geographe Ordre. du Roy, A Amsterdam Chez R. & J. Ottens.':.

      - Altkolorierter Kupferstich n. Nicolas Sanson b. Reinier & Josua Ottens in Amsterdam, n. 1726, 42 x 55 Tooley's Dic. of Mapm. Rev. Ed. K - P, S. 362. - Zeigt die Grafschaft Mark mit der Abtei Essen und Werden sowie dem Stadtgebiet von Dortmund (Ruhrgebiet) in dem Gebiet Duisburg-Ruhrort, Werne, Soest und Bergneustadt. - Unten links Titelkartusche mit Maßstab. - Tadellose altkolorierte Karte im Flächenkolorit! (Bilder zum Artikel auf meiner Homepage, oder bei Anfrage - pictures on my homepage or after request)

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        Tabula Episcopatuum Leodiensis et Coloniensis Trevirensis Ut Et Ducatuum Iuliacensis et Montensis Novissima et Accurima Per T. Danckerts Amstel. ex Officina R.& I. Ot':.

      - Altkolorierter Kupferstich b. Reinier & Josua Ottens in Amsterdam, um 1726, 49,5 x 57,5 Tooley's Dic. of Mapm. Rev. Ed. K - P, S. 262. - Zeigt das Erzbistum Köln, Trier mit den Herzogtümern Jülich und Berg, Herzogtum Luxemburg sowie das Bistum Lüttich in dem Gebiet zwischen Antwerpen, Rheinberg, Mainz und den Maaslauf bis Villefranche. - Oben rechts Titelkartusche mit Wappen von Köln und Lüttich von Putten gehalten. - Unten rechts Erklärungen. - Tadeloses Exemplar in einem wunderschönen Altkolorit. (Bilder zum Artikel auf meiner Homepage, oder bei Anfrage - pictures on my homepage or after request)

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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.

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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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        THE CHARTER GRANTED BY THEIR MAJESTIES KING WILLIAM AND QUEEN MARY, TO THE INHABITANTS OF THE PROVINCE OF THE MASSACHUSETTS-BAY IN NEW ENGLAND. [bound with:] ACTS AND LAWS, OF HIS MAJESTY'S PROVINCE OF THE MASSACHUSETTS-BAY IN NEW-ENGLAND.

      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).

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        THE CHARTER GRANTED BY THEIR MAJESTIES KING WILLIAM AND QUEEN MARY, TO THE INHABITANTS OF THE PROVINCE OF THE MASSACHUSETTS-BAY IN NEW ENGLAND [bound with:] ACTS AND LAWS, OF HIS MAJESTY'S PROVINCE OF THE MASSACHUSETTS-BAY IN NEW-ENGLAND

      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).

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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)..

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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).

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        Gesamtans., mit der Donau, "Statt Straubing".

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

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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).

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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 History and Antiquities of the Cathedral Church of Canterbury, and the Once-Adjoining Monastery

      J. Cole at Covent Garden, London 1726 - Folio. (40 by 25 cms). 9 plates of Subscriber's Coats of Arms. pp204, lvi. Foldout View of the Cathedral. Foldout View of the Interior. Plan of Cathedral, Folldout View of Becket's Chapel.Foldout View of the Choir.36 full-page plates. All plates present. Recently rebound in full leather, with traditional Cambridge panels to boards. Hand-sewn headbands. Raised bands to spine. Gilt lines to bands. Gilt decoration to spine panels. Gilt labels. A very good, collectible item [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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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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        A GOOD OLD AGE. A BRIEF ESSAY ON THE GLORY OF AGED PIETY

      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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        Carte Nouvelle De La Haute Partie De L'Archevesché Et Eslectorat De Cologne Avec ses Enclaves dans les Pays Circomvoisins. Par le Sr. Sanson, Geographe du Roy. A Amsterdam Chez Reinier & Josua Ottens. Avec Privilege. - La Haute Partie de L'Archevesché et Eslectorat de Cologne' und 'Carte Nouvelle De L'Archevesché Et Eslectorat De Cologne Avec ses Enclaves dans les Pays Circomvoisins Par le Sr. Sanson, Geographe du Roy. A Amsterdam Chez Reinier & Josua Ottens. Avec Privilege. - La Basse Partie de L'Archevesché et Eslectorat de Cologne':.

      - Altkolorierter Kupferstich n. Nicolas Sanson d' Abbeville b. Reinier & Josua Ottens in Amsterdam, um 1726, 101 x 59,5 Tooley's Dic. of Mapm. Rev. Ed. K - P, S. 362 - Zeigt den südlichen und nördlichen Teil des Erzbistum Köln auf 2 Blatt von 2 Platten gedruckt mit dem Gebiet des Rheinlaufs zwischen Koblenz und Wesel sowie das Gebiet von Aachen bis Dortmund. - Unten links figürliche Titelkartusche; am rechten Rand Kartusche mit Kriegszenerien. - Beide Karten mit zusätzlicher Titelkopfleiste. - Perfekt erhaltene flächenkolorierte Karten! (Bilder zum Artikel auf meiner Homepage, oder bei Anfrage - pictures on my homepage or after request)

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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.

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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 weak.no 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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        RATIO DISCIPLINÆ FRATRUM NOV-ANGLORUM. A FAITHFUL ACCOUNT OF THE DISCIPLINE PROSESSED AND PRACTISED; IN THE CHURCHES OF NEW=ENGLAND. WITH INTERSPERSED AND INSTRUCTIVE REFLECTIONS ON THE DISCIPLINE OF THE PRIMITIVE CHURCHES.

      Boston: Printed for S. Gerrish in Cornhill, 1726. - [2],iv,10,207,[3]pp., including contents leaf. Contemporary calf, tooled in blind, neatly rebacked in matching style. Some light scattered soiling, but generally quite clean internally. Very good. One of Cotton Mather's most important works, and an "important exposition of the tenets of Congregationalism that carefully reaffirms the principles of the CAMBRIDGE PLATFORM" (Streeter). Holmes reveals that although published in 1726, the work was actually written in 1701, quoting from Mather's diary from October 3 of that year: "About this Time I finished a Work, which cost me much Time, and Care and Study. I wrote in a Book of above an hundred pages in Quarto, an account of the Principles and Practices of the Churches of New England. But I embellished it all along, with a further Account of what was done in the primitive Churches, which required some exquisite labor. I concluded, that a Book of this Importance, would have a mighty Tendency, to preserve the holy Discipline in our own Churches, from the Dangers of the Apostasy which may threaten it, and promote the Designs of Reformation abroad in the world." Holmes reviews and explains the many delays in Mather publishing the work, the addition of Increase Mather's Attestation dated 1719 and the eventual publication in 1726. The final publication was nearly derailed as the original manuscript was scattered by a strong gust of wind, with the loose sheets finding their way into the garden, the wood pile, and strangers' hands. That every page was recovered without the loss of a single sentence was, as Mather reveals in a letter to Thomas Prince, a sign that the "Angel of the Lord Look'd after it.I don't wonder that such a work must be brought forward with a Struggle. Tis a sign, tis for the Kingdome of God!" (quoted in Holmes). EVANS 2775. SABIN 46474. HOLMES 318. STREETER SALE 672. CHURCH 903.

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        Le Duché De Iuliers, l'Abbaye de St. Cornelis Munster, la Baronie De Wickrad, et la Ville Imperiale d'Aix la Chapelle. Tiré des Memoires les plus nouveaux, Par le Sr. Sanson Geographe Ordinaire du Roy. A Amsterdam Chez R. & J. Ottens':.

      - Altkolorierter Kupferstich n. Nicolas Sanson b. Reinier & Josua Ottens in Amsterdam, um 1726, 43 x 55,5 Tooley's Dic. of Mapm. Rev. Ed. K - P, S. 362. - Zeigt das Herzogtum Jülich mit dem Gebiet der Abtei Kornelimünster, das Gebiet der Stadt Aachen und die Baronie Mönchengladbach-Wickrath. - Oben rechts Titelkartusche. - Unten links Kartusche mit Maßstab. - Die Karte mit altkoloriertem Flächenkolorit in einem tadelosen Zustand! (Bilder zum Artikel auf meiner Homepage, oder bei Anfrage - pictures on my homepage or after request)

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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.);.

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Hilbert Kadgien]
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        Sculptura Historiarum et Temporum Memoratrix. Das ist: Ged„chtná-Hlfliche Bilder-Lust Der Merckwrdigsten Welt-Geschichten Aller Zeiten/ Von Erschaffung der Welt biá auf Gegenw„rtige, Zu besondern Behuff und Belustigung So wohl der studierenden Jugend/ als auch anderer Liebhaber Derer Historien [gest. Titel: Das ist Ged„chtná-Kunst Der merckwurdigsten Weltgeschichten aller Zeiten].

      Nrnberg 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 st„rker bestoáen, Buchrcken an den Kapitalen mit Fehlstellen, Auáengelenke beschabt; sonst guter Zustand) 0,000 gr.

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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!

      Nicolaus Förster und Sohn,, Hanover, 1726 - 2 Bücher in 1 Bd. Hanover, Nicolaus Förster und Sohn, 1726. 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! Sprache: DE Einband berieben, Ecken bestossen. [Attributes: First Edition]

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        A VOYAGE ROUND THE WORLD BY WAY OF THE GREAT SOUTH SEA, PERFORM'D IN THE YEARS 1719, 20, 21, 22, IN THE SPEEDWELL OF LONDON

      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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