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        Lettres de Madame Rabutin-Chantal, Marquise de Sévigné à Madame la Comtesse de Grignan, sa Fille

      La Haye: P. Gosse, J. Neaulme & Comp., 1726. Livre. Bon. Cuir. Ed. originale. In-12. La Haye, P. Gosse, J. Neaulme & Comp., 1726. 2 tomes reliés en un volume, 16,5 x 10 cm (R), in-12, 10 ff. n. ch. - 344 pp. - 1 feuillet d'errata, 1 f. n. ch. - 298 pp. (dont Catalogue de livres de la page 254 à 295) - 7 ff. n. ch. (errata et table), vignettes sur les pages de titre, bandeaux et culs-de-lampe, reliure de plein veau fauve de l'époque, dos à 5 nerfs richement orné, filets en encadrement à froid sur les plats, roulettes à froid sur les coupes, tranches rouges. Il manque les pages 225 à 232 et le dernier feuillet blanc du tome 1 et les pages 5 et 6 du tome 2. Rarissime édition en partie originale contenant 39 lettres de plus que les précédentes (Tchémerzine, V, 820). "Edition très-rare, postérieure à celle de Rouen et à ses contrefaçons, et plus considérable" (Monmerqué, n° 5). Ex-libris manuscrit au revers de la page de titre du tome 1 (Moll.). Un bel exemplaire auquel il manque hélas 6 feuillets, dont 5 de texte..

      [Bookseller: Des livres autour (Julien Mannoni)]
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        Archive of Scarce and Significant Broadsides on Tobacco, from Berlin, Concerned Primarily with Despotism over Manufacturing, Selling, Exporting, and Using Tobacco at a Personal Level

      Berlin, 1726-1770 Seven official decrees issued by the Royal Prussian Court, dealing solely with tobacco usage and trade. The earliest are printed by Christian Albrecht Gäbert, the others by Georg Jacob Decker. Folio. Double leafs, early handmade laid paper, untrimmed edges, several featuring woodcut engravings. Text is in German, ranging from 2-6pages of text, each document concluding with the woodcut initials 'LS' in cameo. Very good original condition, beautifully preserved. Seven separate edicts, from Berlin mid-1700s, are concerned primarily with despotism over manufacturing, selling, exporting, and even using tobacco at a personal level. Topics specifically address matters of potential fire induced by tobacco smoke, quality improvement, regulations and privileges for cigar makers, collection of duties on tobacco and transport, taxation of imported tobaccos, proper procedures for purchasing and selling which most often bereaves any small grower or entrpreneur from profit, and, finally, penalties for disobeying the laws. The collection includes the following: 22 June 1726. 3 pages, issued by the March (Margraviate) of Brandenburg, a major principality of the Holy Roman Empire, prohibits tobacco smoking in the any wooded terrain, forests, and the like. 20 October 1742. 2 pages with a cherub and crown woodcut engraving, prohibits civilians from smoking on hay wagons, and from bringing cigars into a barn. 8 July 1744. 6 pages on 2 double leafs, with a cherub and crown woodcut engraving, issued by the March (Margraviate) of Brandenburg,concerning careless and dangerous tobacco smoking practices. The substantial edict reinstates or re-proclaims an edict of 28 April 1723, appears to present consequences for contravening the law, and mentions in the first paragraph Valangin in Neufchatel-en-Bray, Haute-Normandie, France. Annotations from 1746 to front. 3 May 1745. 3 pages with a cherub and crown woodcut engraving, issued by the March (Margraviate) of Brandenburg, being a declaration of general privileges for the tobacco spinner, also known as a cigar maker, which regulates the market, specifically preventing the sale of any tobacco which does not bear the official "duties paid" sticker, and also preventing the purchase of tobacco from directly from farmers. 4 September 1766. 2 pages with a lovely regal woodcut engraving, a declaration of the 15th article, which controls the rights for trade, preventing civilians to sell tobacco to anyone other the Prussian state government. 20 February 1768. 3 pages, outlines eight separate points, this edict addresses foreign shipment and trade, specifically naming Chur, Prussia, Pomerania, Magdeburg, Halberstadt, and Silesia, stating that all shipments must be appropriately recorded and also reported to the authorities. 1 August 1770. 6 pages on 2 double leafs, with three woodcut engravings, comprises nineteen matters on the subject of tobacco contravention, outlining penalties for the illegal possession or transgressional usage of tobacco on which duties have not been paid. .

      [Bookseller: Voyager Press Rare Books & Manuscripts, ]
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        A Brief Concordance, or Table to the Bible

      London: Ware, 1726 Of the last translation. Serving for the more easy finding out of the most useful places therein contained. Carefully perused and inlarged by Mr John Downane, B in Divinity.... In a lovely brown speckled leather binding with a circular motif, edges and corners lightly bumped and worn. Spine has raised bands, no title, edges bumped and worn very slightly. Internally the front & rear endpapers are from an old text, then there are some old ink hand written notes to the front blanks, (Ann Jones) a little light browning to paper edges, a little light staining to center, not paginated but 120 pp, = page of hand written notes in Welsh to ep. A good copy of a scarce title. First published in 1630 as ’A briefe concordance to the Bible of the last translation’. ESTC T123064. Alston 111.665

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        Descripcion del Destricto del Audiencia de la Española

      One of the few Spanish maps of the Caribbean. 1726. Madrid. Wide margins, strong impression, slight toning, washed, else excellent. 300 mm x 296 mm. Copper engraved map of the Caribbean, published in 1726 in Herrera ´s Historia general de los hechos de los castellanos en las Islas I Tierra firme del Mar Oceano. Pristine example of one of the only Spanish maps of their colonies in the Caribbean. The map extends from Florida, the extreme Eastern side of Central America, the Caribbean Islands ?with a large Cuba- to the Northern part of South America, particularly Venezuela and Colombia. Spanish maps are extremely rare, the reason of their scarcity is often attributed to Spain´s government secrecy policy. On the upper right corner, a ?cartouche? is placed detailing the names of the places contained in the map. Extremely large original margins, uncoloured as issued.

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        The History and Antiquities of the Cathedral Church of Canterbury

      London: J. Cole, 1726. First edition.. Hardback. Folio (14 x 10 inches). pp.204, lvi (Appendix). Title page, dedication, nine plates of armorial plates on five leaves, one with tear and slight staining to lower margin, 40 engraved plates after J. Cole, including four double-page. Contemporary half calf, rubbed, scuffed, wear to head and foot of spine, short splits to outer joints (not affecting integrity of binding). Armorial bookplate to front pastedown, with same owner's name and date in ink (1849). O/w contents clean and bright. Binding firm and square. A Very Good copy. Very heavy book, requiring large amounts of extra postage and insurance overseas. Parcel Force post in UK.

      [Bookseller: John Taylor Books P.B.F.A.]
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        Shakespeare restored:

      London: For R. Francklin, J. Woodman and D. Lyon, and C. Davis,, 1726. Or, a Specimen of the Many Errors, as well Committed, as Unamended, by Mr. Pope In his Late Edition of this Poet. Designed Not only to correct the said Edition, but to restore the True Reading of Shakespeare in all the Editions ever yet publish'd. Quarto (286 × 226 mm). Contemporary sprinkled calf, red morocco label, spine with gilt devices in compartments, two-line gilt rules either side of raised bands, covers ruled round in blind with two-line fillet, floral roll gilt to board-edges, red sprinkled edges. Fresh, clean, and large, a very handsome copy, from the Evelyn family library, with Lady Evelyn's simple and elegant book label. First edition, first issue, with Francklin spelled thus in the imprint. In Theobald's own words, this is "the first Essay of literal Criticism upon any Author in the English tongue." Pope's Shakespeare (1725) had many passages of "intolerable Carelessness interspers'd thro' all six Volumes." Theobald offers in response 132 pages of cruces in Hamlet and an appendix of 62 compressed pages devoted to other plays. Theobald's key perception was that Shakespeare wrote secretary script, and his own experience of that form of handwriting and of prompt books allowed him precisely to visualize manuscript copy and the kinds of misreading such copy might induce in a printed text. These considerations are brought to bear on his brilliant emendation of the first folio's (1623) mystifying "and a Table of greene fields" in the Hostess's report of Falstaff's death (Henry V, II.iii.16–17), to Theobald's proposed reading "—for his Nose was as sharp as a Pen, and a' babled of green Fields" (p. 138). Theobald is generally adjudged "the best all-round editor of Shakespeare in [his] period or any other" (Vickers, 1) and "one of the finest editors of the last three centuries" (G. Taylor, in Wells, 54). Theobald established several fundamentals in Shakespearean scholarship: "first, Shakespeare clearly becomes an author to be studied, in addition to being heard on the stage; second, what Shakespeare wrote takes precedence over the taste of his editor, literary fashions, grammar, usage, and predilections of later readers. Recovery of Shakespeare's 'genuine' text is established … for the first time as a specifically scholarly activity, separated as far as possible from literary criticism, which, in his then novel opinion, could only be practised when the text was reliable" (ODNB). Over 300 of the emendations introduced by his 1733 edition of Shakespeare are still accepted by modern editors. Peter Seary, in Lewis Theobald and the editing of Shakespeare, describes him as "the founder of modern scholarship devoted to Renaissance English literature.

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      FERRARA, BERNARDINO POMATELLI, 1726esemplare in eccellenti condizioni Legatura coeva in pergamena ITALIANO Legatura coeva in piena pergamena, dorso a tre nervi rilevati con autore e titolo manoscritti in bel carattere con inchiostro bruno. XVI pagine numerate compreso il frontespizio; 459 pagine numerate; 3 pagine non numerate di cui l'ultima bianca;" all'interno, testatine, finalini e capolettera a silografia. Cfr. Treccani: "" Laureatosi in filosofia e medicina presso lo Studio ferrarese nel 1667, Nigrisoli riuscì a ottenere delle condotte in alcuni centri minori della Legazione ferrarese, prima a Codigoro e poi a Comacchio, dove rimase fino al 1772, anno in cui ottenne di essere iscritto nei rotuli dell&rsquo";Università di Ferrara. Negli anni successivi ricoprì l’incarico di lettore in varie discipline (i semplici, filosofia naturale, medicina pratica, logica, filosofia naturale, chirurgia e medicina teorica) e fu inserito nel ruolo degli anatomici, consolidando nel contempo la propria posizione nella professione medica. Cominciò pure a pubblicare opere di medicina pratica, scegliendo l’anonimato o utilizzando pseudonimi Accanto all’attività scientifica e didattica, portò avanti la professione medica sia come membro degli organismi direttivi della sanità ferrarese, occupandosi tra l’altro di un’epidemia bovina scoppiata nel 1711 e dedicandosi ad aggiornare la farmacopea ufficiale nel territorio dell’ex Ducato estense, sia come medico di personaggi più o meno altolocati, rispondendo anche a richieste di consulto provenienti da varie parti d’Italia. Frutto di quest’"attività pratica furono le  due centurie di Consigli medici in esame, pubblicate a Ferrara nel 1726"".  Esemplare in eccellenti condizioni conservative, in solida e perfetta legatura coeva.  

      [Bookseller: Libreria Antiquaria Il Cartiglio di R. C]
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        A Cruising Voyage Round the World: First to the South-Seas, thence to the East Indies, and homewards by the Cape of Good Hope. Begun in 1708, and finished in 1711 ... The Second Edition, Corrected

      London: Printed for Bernard Lintot, 1726. 8vo. (7 1/2 x 4 3/4 inches). 5 engraved folding maps, 2 folding plates. Contemporary speckled calf, covers with a double fillet gilt border, spine with raised bands in six compartments, ruled in gilt on either side of each band, red morocco lettering piece in the second compartment. An important account of an early Pacific voyage and a British buccaneering classic: this edition with two additional plates of alligators not found in the first edition. Rogers, who was accompanied by William Dampier as his pilot, went out via Cape Horn, rescued Alexander Selkirk from the island of Juan Fernandez (making this the source book for Robinson Crusoe, with an account of his experiences), and then attacked Spanish shipping on the west coast of South America and Mexico, succeeding in taking the Acapulco galleon in 1709, as well as other prizes. The expedition went as far north as California, and put into various ports in South America. The maps show the voyagers' track around the world and the South Sea coast of America from the island of Chiloe to Acapulco. The sources for some of these maps include manuscripts taken from the Spanish on the expedition. Rogers's eyewitness account of his adventures provides an important contemporary source for its vivid descriptions of buccaneering life on the high seas. This edition, stated on the title as the second but actually the fourth, is desirable for the additional plates not found in the previous: "It is the same as the second edition of 1718, except for a new title and the addition of two plates representing the alligator and crocodile, drawn from life" (Hill). This edition considerably more scarce than the first edition of 1712 or the second edition of 1718. Hill 1480; Howes R421, "b"; Sabin 72755; Wagner, Spanish Southwest 78 (first edition); Borba de Moraes, p. 744 ("very rare"); NMM, Piracy & Privateering, 472 (first edition).

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

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

      [Bookseller: Fine Editions Ltd]
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        The Life of Erasmus, More particularly that part of it, which He spent in England; Wherein An Account is given of his etc

      Cambridge: Corn. Crownfield, 1726. First edition. leather_bound. Contemporary calf professionally rebacked in antique calf with green morocco spine label printed ingilt. Very good./No Dust Jacket. 8vo, 23 x 14cm, (*4),A-Z8,Aa-Bb2,A1-K4, twenty copper-engraved plates, some are fold-outs. Appendix. Index. DIBDIN LIBRARY COMPANION p517. "Of the same class is Dr. Knight; whose`Lives of Colet and Erasmus' are in every well appointed library, and bring considerable prices; merely because they contain some interesting plates executed by the respectable burin of Vertue." LOWNDES 1285. Extremities rubbed, corners worn, all edges red, armorial bookplate back cover paste-down, text and plates very clean.

      [Bookseller: Royoung bookseller, Inc.]
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        The Voyages and Adventures of Captain Robert Boyle, in Several Parts of the World…

      London: John Watts, , 1726. to Which is Added, the Voyage, Shipwreck, and Miraculous Preservation of Richard Castelman, Gent. with a Description of the City of Philadelphia, and the County of Pennsylvania. Octavo (193 × 111 mm). Contemporary panelled calf, neatly rebacked, red morocco label, edges sprinkled red. Housed in a tan quarter morocco slip case, in limp cloth chemise. Engraved frontispiece of a ship attacked by natives, by van der Gucht, head- and tailpieces. Bookplate of Frank S. Streeter to front pastedown. Slightly rubbed, conjoined wormholes through the front free endpaper and first few leaves, including the frontispiece and titlepage, light browning, but overall very good. First edition. "Howes points out that Boyle's narrative must probably be a work of pure fiction, and certainly any reading of the novel supports his contention. Like the Thousand and One Nights, the novel is a series of tales, each new story prompted by a character in the last" (Imaginary Voyages). Sabin states that Castelman's narrative, which is distinguished by having a separate title page, "bears the mark of authenticity." In ODNB, where the present work is unequivocally identified as a novel, Chetwood is described as "an active but minor participant in the theatrical and publishing worlds of the first half of the eighteenth century. He knew everyone, travelled everywhere, and explored every conceivable avenue to financial stability, only to fail.

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        Nieuwe Kaart van het Eyland Japan

      Dordrecht & Amsterdam by Joannes van Braam & Gerard Onder de Linden, 1726. Map. Approx 44.5 x 56 cms. Black and white as issued, slight toning. Folded for inclusion in the book. Valentyn wrote an 8 volume account of the Dutch East India Company, “Oud en Nieuw Oost-Indien” 1724-26. This is from the final volume, concerning Japan, South Africa and Mauritius.

      [Bookseller: Tim Bryars Ltd]
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        Fruits of a Father's Love being the Advice of William Penn to his Children, Relating to Their Civil and Religious Conduct Written occasionally many years ago, and now made public for a General Good - He being dead yet speaketh

      London: Printed and Sold by the Assigns of J. Sowle, 1726. First edition. Neatly rebound in nineteenth century 1/2 calf with marbled boards, black title label gilt lettering on spine, gilt ruled compartments, small paper label on spine. two small holes on prelim leaves, not affecting text, an attractive copy of this classic quaker text in near fine condition. (75 x 123mm), pp. titlepage, [xiv], 128, [12] publisher's adverts. William Penn's book of advice to his children containing many biblical references and such gems as 'Trust no man with the main Chance' (p.36) and ' ... precipices are ill places to build upon' (p.37). Sober practical and heartfelt wisdom - a beautiful little book

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        A Collection of the Works of William Penn to which is prefixed a Journal of his Life with many original letters and papers not before published

      London: Printed and Sold by the Assigns of J. Sowle, 1726. First edition. Hardcover. Good +. Hardback. Two volume set. Folio. [viii] / 911 pages plus 4 pages of adverts. iv / 916 pages plus 4 pages of adverts. Contemporary full brown blind stamped panelled calf. Six raised bands. Red title plate with gilt lettering between first two bands. Owners name and date inscribed on front end page plus ink name stamp. Hinges cracked and held by cord. corners showing. Heads and tails of backstrips chipped. Corners and edges bumped with some surface wear and slight loss. Slight browning to pages. Title plate missing from volume two. First and last few pages have slight wear to edges. It appears that there was once metal clasps attatched to volume 1 which has been removed leaving part of the clasp to back cover. There are a few small worm holes to some pages.

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        Alle de Wercken van den Heere Jacob Cats. Eerste Deel... Tweede Deel

      Amsterdam., Johannes Ratelband / Weduwe van Heekeren / Hermanus Uytwerf..., 1726. 43 x 28 cms. EERSTE DEEL, ( xxiv ) bladzijden met gegraveerd allegorisch portret, titel, bericht van de drukkers, voorberigt.., ( toewijding ), + Portet gegrav. door Michael Natalis. 1-666 + tafel ( ix ) pp. TWEEDE DEEL, ( xviii ) pp. met titel en voor-reden + 1 blad; gegrav. portret van Cats + 1 blad; gegr. portret van Anna Maria Schurman., 1- 608 pp., + 1-67, ( i ) pp. Schutbladen 19de eeuw. Vollederen band uit de tijd. Rug verguld, rood etiket met titel. Sleet aan de hoeken en uiteinden van de rug. Rug gedeeltelijk gerestaureerd. Met honderden gravures in de tekst. , met de grote gravures ( huwelijksfuik & c. ) die in de paginering mee tellen. KEYWORDS: literature Nederland. emblemata.

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        Sancti Caecilii Cypriani Episcope Carthaginensis et martyris Opera ad MSS. Codices recognita & illustrate studio ac labore Stephani Baluzii Tutelensis

      Paris: Ex Typographia Regia, 1726. Hardcover. Tall folio. pp. [2], cxlvii, [8], 608, cccxlvi, [25]. With title page vignette and head and tail pieces. Text in Latin. Bound in full blind stamped period vellum with 7 raised bands on the spine. Front hinge is professionally repaired / strengthened. Pages are generally clean and crisp with a periodic spot of foxing (or miniscule ash burn); an occasional leaf is lightly age-toned. Several pages towards the end of the volume are numbered and signed twice (i.e. 543 544). A front blank fly-leaf contains a 5 x 32 mm hole and an inscription in a small early hand on the verso. Caecilius Cyprianus or St. Cyprian (200-258 c.e.) was Bishop of Carthage and important early Church father. He was beheaded in 258 during the persecution of Christians instigated by the Roman emperor Valerian. Many of Cyprian's writings still exist. His epistles and pastoral letters are an important source of early Church history. He also wrote on the various Church schisms and controversies of the time [EB11]. A section of spurious works attributed to Cyprian such as the "Confessio Sancti Cypriani" is also included. Edited by French scholar Etienne Baluze or Stephanus Baluzius (1630-1718) with an extensive section of notes and commentary on the texts. [Brunet II, 459 - "Bonne edition"; Graesse II, p. 316].

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      - CONTRA VN MANIFESTO, QUE COM TITULO DE MEMORIAL DADO AL REY, HÁ PUBLICADO LA SANTA IGLESIA DE SEVILLA. DIVIDIDA EN TRES PARTES. LA PRIMERA, DECLARA SER EL MANIFESTO MENOS DIGNO DE IGLESIA tan grande. Ser insubsistentes los motivos, que expressa. Ser notoriamente incertas muchas de sus erudiciones. Ser absurdas algunas de sus proposiciones. Ser vna duda, que exita, contraria à la vniversal tradicion, y à la especial, y constante de España, y à la piedad religiosa, y mayor honor de Nacion Española. LA SEGUNDA, TRATA EL PUNTO EN TODA FORMA ESCOLÁSTICA. Contiene diversos Notables, vnos ciertos, y outros, admitimos para la disputa. Refiere vn numero grande de gravíssimos Autores de todas as Naciones, que defienden nuestra sentencia. Propone autoridades constantes, y ciertas de los Reyes de los Sumos Pontífices, y aun de los Concílios Generales. Expressa razones manifiestas, formadas de testimonios, y hechos innegables. LA TERCERA, SATISFACE A TODOS LOS ARGUMENTOS ANTIGUOS, y modernos, y sobre estos previne graves, y muy serias reflexiones. SU AUTOR EL DOUTOR NICASIO SEVILLANO. En Madrid, en la Imprenta Real: Por Joseph Rodriguez de Escobar, Impressor del Rey nuestro Señor, Año 1726. Fólio de 34x22 cm. Belo frontispício gravado delineado por "Narcisus Thome Architec. Mayor. S. Tolet." e esculpido por "Didacus a Thome Scup. Tolet. Anno 1726." (XLIV)-558-(II) pags. Magnifica encadernação artística da época de Filipe V. em inteira de marroquim vermelho (tafilete roxo) com nervos, janelas fechadas, ferros a ouro nas pastas (cercadura com filete duplo) e lombada, super-libris cardinalício toledano inspirado no frontispício gravado em ambas nas pastas. Corte dourado por folhas. Guardas em papel decorativo. Exemplar com ex-libris de Vicente La Fuente. Impressão muito nítida sobre excelente papel de linho, muito alvo. Existe um exemplar na Biblioteca Nacional de Madrid, com encadernação idêntica, mas com ligeira diferença nos ferros decorativos. Palau 41557. Location/localizacao: 7-A2-A-48

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        Gepredigte Religions-Histori, Das ist, Jesus Christus und Seine Kirchen offenbahrlich dargezeiget Von Urbegin der Welt an biß an das Ende der Zeiten

      Augsburg, Bencard 1726 -1733. 34 cm. 3 Teile in 3 Bänden. (10), 24, (10), 415, (16); (30), 916, (30); (24), 559, (33) Seiten mit 2 (wiederholten) Kupfertiteln von Setletzky nach J. G. Burgmüller. Titel rot und schwarz gedruckt. Blindgeprägte Schweinsledrr-Bände der Zeit über Holzdeckeln mit Messingschließen - NDB IX, 106 - Heitjan, Bencard Nr. 1043 und 1066 - Welzig 227 - Teil 3 erschien in Regensburg bei Gastel. Hieber (1671 - 1731) erwarb sich hohes Ansehen als Prediger, Seelsorger und Gelehrter. Seine populären kirchenhistorischen Werke publizierte er im Predigtstil (NDB). Einband etwas fleckig, Band 1 und 3 Schließen fehlen teilweise, innen leicht gebräunt, Band 3 am Schluß Wurmspur, Stempel, Signatur, Band 1 Vortitel 3 x 14 cm ausgeschnitten -

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        Les avantures de Telemaque fils D’Ulysse. Par feu Messire François de Salignac de la Motte Fénelon, Précepteur de Messeigneurs les Enfans de France, & depuis Archevêque-Duc de Cambrai, Prince du saint Empire, &c. Nouvelle édition conforme au manuscript original. Enrichie d’un grand nombre de figures en taille douce. Avec des Remarques pour l’eclaircissement de cet Ouvrage

      A Londres : chez J. Tonson, a l’enseigne de Shakespear dans le Strand; & J. Watts, a son Imprimerie dans Wild-Court pres de Lincolns-Inn-Fields,& , MDCCXXVI [1726]. Full Calf. Near Fine. The Second Edition published in England, based upon the extensively corrected, enlarged and reconceived Paris edition of 1717. 12mo; [18], xxviii, [4], 468, [12]pp, with a portrait frontispiece of Fenelon, title page in red and black, folding map tracing Telemachus's travels throughout the Mediterranean, and 24 full-page copper-engraved plates, one at the head of each book (in reconceiving the work for the Paris edition, the author's grandnephew divided the story into 24 books conforming to Homer's "Iliad"). Contemporary sprinkled calf, the spine richly gilt in six compartments divided by raised bands with a red morocco lettering piece gilt in the second. End papers lightly spotted, but all else generally clean and bright; archival repairs to tears on two leaves (no loss of text); joints very skillfully (almost invisibly) repaired, with the binding now sturdy and secure. Collated and complete with the often-suppressed "Ode" and the two leaves of advertisements at the start of the book. ESTC Citation No. T139621. OCLC Number: 504521029. A scarce edition, with OCLC locating only one copy (in the British Library) and ESTC just five others. Fénelon, Archbishop of Cambrai and tutor to the seven-year-old Duc de Bourgogne (grandson of Louis XIV and second in line to the throne) published this didactic novel anonymously in 1699. The slender plot fills out a gap in Homer's Odyssey, recounting the educational travels of Telemachus, son of Ulysses, accompanied by his tutor, Mentor, who is arguably the book's true hero. Mentor denounces war, luxury, and selfishness and proclaims the brotherhood of man. Though set in a far off place and ancient time, Télémaque (and Mentor's pronouncements) was immediately recognized as a satire on the autocratic reign of Louis XIV, whose wars and taxes on the peasantry had reduced the country to famine. Predictably, Louis banished Fénelon from Versailles, confining him to his diocese, where he remained, with few exceptions, for the rest of his life. Nonetheless, Télémaque was an immediate best seller both in France and abroad, translated into every European language and even Latin verse. It inspired numerous imitations and supplied the plot for Mozart's opera, Idomeneo (1781). It was also a favorite of Thomas Jefferson, who reread it frequently. (Adapted from Wikipedia)

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        Philosophiæ Naturalis Principia Mathematica. [Mathematical Principles of Natural Philosophy]

      London: Apud Guil. & Joh. Innys. G: in Good condition without dust jacket as issued. 20th century rebind with new endpapers and copy frontis. Some stains mainly affecting top margin, occasionally impinging. Occasional marks. Two inked annotations. 1726. 3rd Edition. Brown hardback leather cover with ribbed spine and maroon/gilt title panel. 250mm x 200mm (10" x 8"). [xxx], 530pp, [viii]. B/w frontis (copy). Black and white diagrams throughout. Final edition in Newton's lifetime. Demy paper edition. .

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        C. Julius Caesar's Commentaries of his Wars in Gaul, and Civil War with Pompey

      London: J Knapton and D Midwinter., 1726 In full contemporary paneled calf, blind tooling, corners and edges lightly bumped and worn. Spine replaced, raised bands, blind tooling, titles in gilt to maroon leather label. Internally, hinges strengthened, ink name to fep, portrait frontis present, titlepage within double ruled borders, ink name at head ( Col. ?? Noyes), [32], 432 pp, [8], 14 illustrations (includes 3 maps of which 2 fold. 11 pls of which 10 fold), text block edges reddened. In superb condition, clean and tight. Uncommon. (ESTC T136440. Graesse 10) The fourth edition improv’d, (1st edition was 1705) with notes explaining the most difficult places, the ancient and modern geography exactly compar’d, and dionysius vossius’s supplement collected from Plutarch, Appian, Dion, &c. which makes a connection between the wars in Gaul, and civil war with Pompey. C. Julius Cæsar’s commentaries of his wars in Gaul, and civil war with Pompey. To which is added, a supplement to his commentary to his wars in Gaul; as also commentaries of the Alexandrian, African, and Spanish wars, by Aulus Hirtius, or Oppins, &c. With the author’s life. Adorn’d with sculptures from the designs of the famous Palladio. Made English from the original Latin, By Coll. Martin Bladen

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        Princeps ex Majoribus Serenissimae et Potentissimae Domus Saxonicae Felicissimus Perinde Ac Gloriocissimus Henricus Cognomento Illustris Landgravius quondam Thuringiae e gente Buzicia primus Marchio Misnensis & Orientalis, Comes Palatinus Saxoniae terreque Plisnensis Dominus etc. Qua Fatorum, Qua Meritorum Suorum Ratione Ex Sanctioribus Tabulis. Quae partim hactenus nondum editiae, magno numero attexuntur, fidisque varii generis Annalibus Curate Descriptus ... Opera studioque Johann Gottlob Horni, Pulsnicensis. Accedunt Praeter Codicem Diplomaticum Analecta Quaedam Ejusdem Fere Argumenti. Cum Indice Scriptorum Et Rerum Instructissimo

      Frankfurt, Knoch 1726. 22 cm. (12), 376, (24, letzte 2 weiß) Seiten mit 2 Kupfertafeln, Titel rot und schwarz. Festeinband, Ledereinband der Zeit mit Rsückenschild und Rückenvergoldung - ADB 11, 546; 13, 141 - Geschichte des Markgrafen Heinrichs III. (der Erlauchte) von Meißen (1216 - 1288). Johann Gotlob Horn (1680 - 1754) "gehört zu den Ersten, welche die sächsische Specialgeschichte aus den urkundlichen Quellen zu schöpfen begannen" (ADB 13, 141). Die Kupfer mit Porträt, Sarkophag und Münzdarstellungen. Berieben, Rücken Wurmspuren, oberes Kapital abgestoßen, stellenweise papierbedingte Bräunung. Aus der Bibliothek der Grafen von Schönborn - Sprache / Language: Lateinisch / Latin -

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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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        A Voyage round the World By the Way of the Great South Sea,

      London: For J. Senex; W. and J. Innys; and J. Osborn and T. Longman,, 1726. Perform'd in the Years 1719, 20, 21, 22, in the Speedwell of London, of 24 Guns and 100 Men, (under His Majesty's Commission to cruize on the Spaniards in the late War with the Spanish Crown) till she was cast away on the Island of Juan Fernandes, in May 1720; and afterwards continu'd in the Reccvery [sic], the Jesus Maria and Sacra Familia, &c. Octavo (196 × 121 mm). Contemporary panelled calf, rebacked, red morocco label, raised bands, gilt rules. Engraved title-page vignette by Pine, folding engraved double-hemisphere world map mounted as frontispiece, 4 engraved plates, 2 of them folding, numerous woodcut head- and tailpieces. A little rubbed, traces of old tape marks to the boards, hinges lined with linen, folding map with a few short splits, old neat repairs verso, two leaves with similar splits and repairs, one leaf with the corner torn away, no loss of text, professionally built up, modern collector's plate to the front pastedown, light browning, a very good copy. First edition. George Shelvocke (1675–1742) was captain of the Speedwell, the smaller ship, in an authorised expedition under the command of John Clipperton, on board the Success, to raid the town of Paita on the Peruvian coast, and to capture the treasure-ship plying between Lima and Panama. Clipperton had sailed as chief mate with William Dampier in the St George (1703–4). Shelvocke lost touch with Clipperton, and proceeded on his own into the Pacific Ocean where he raided Paita and headed for Juan Fernandez, the last point of rendezvous with Clipperton. He managed somehow to wreck the Speedwell and spent five months marooned in the area already famous as 'the Land of Robinson Crusoes'. Shelvocke and his men built an escape pinnace out of the wreck, called her the Recovery, and put to sea in her, remarkably "his crew of forty, living on nothing but sun-dried eels" (Howgego) managed to capture a 200-ton Spanish ship, the Jesu Maria, which they renamed the Happy Return. Trading up into various Spanish prizes on the way, they proceeded to raid Spanish settlements on the pacific coast, careening at Cape San Lucas on Baja California in 1721 before heading east to Canton. There Shelvocke decided to sell the ship, divide the spoils, and made the passage back to England on an East India Company ship. This, his expanded published version of the 1724 report he had made to the lords of the Admiralty, "presciently discusses the economic possibilities of guano and whaling, as well as mentioning traces of gold on the coast of California. His narrative is best remembered for the solitary albatross shot by Simon Hatley as the Speedwell entered the Southern Ocean, an episode absent from the manuscript version but told in the book with such laconic emphasis that it found a passage to Wordsworth's heart, and thence to Coleridge's The Rime of the Ancient Mariner (1798)" (ODNB). The double-sheet folding map depicts the world in two hemispheres, with the route of the voyage traced and with California depicted as an island, two of the plates show inhabitants of California. As usual, this privateering cruise ended in recrimination and litigation. William Betagh, who was captured by the Spanish before the Speedwell was lost, published his own version of events in 1728, in which he accuses Shelvocke of cunningly constructing a chain of seeming accidents to increase his personal gain at the expense of his colleagues, crew and the ship's owners. There seems little reason to doubt his estimate that Shelvocke emerged from the voyage with approximately £7000, some of which he used to escape from prison and bribe himself out of further legal proceedings. Shelvocke's Voyage was reissued in 1757 by his son George, who was then secretary to the general Post Office.

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      Oxford: printed by John Baskett, 1726. A highly attractive Bible & Prayer book in a full morocco binding. Bound with a full suite of 51 leaves of plates (believed to be by John Sturt), positioned throughout the text, each with four different engravings, and the plates with their own engraved title page, bound before the OT title page, which reads "The Historical Part of the Holy Bible or the Old and New Testament exactly and compleatly Describ'd in above Two Hundred Historical cuts Curiously Engraven from Designs of ye Best Masters - London Printed & sold by H. Parson...." This "plates" tittle page is undated but presumably contemporary with the Prayer Book/Bible. The Common Prayer TP is dated 1726 printed by John Baskett, Oxford and with a fine portrait frontispiece of George I. The OT title page is dated 1727 and the NT title page1726 also printed by John Baskett; The Whole Book of Psalms collected into English Metre TP is dated 1726 and printed by T. Wood and S. Palmer, for the Company of Stationers. The Apocrypha is present and bound in after Revelation is "An index to the Holy Bible". The plain dark grean morocco binding is later - probably Victorian, very good with a little general wear and a little rubbing to edges and joints. All edges gilt. Contents clean and tight, one inscription to the front blank otherwise unmarked. A beautiful bible with fine engravings, complete with all title pages present. this bible conforms to Herbert's 983, but he does not mention, the engravings or the apocrypha.. Full Leather. Very Good. 4to (21 x 27cm).

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        Sadducismus Triumphatus: Or, A full and Plain Evidence Concerning Witches and Apparitions

      London: Printed for A. Betteworth and J. Batley, W. Mears and J. Hooke, 1726. Fourth edition with additions. Leather Bound. Very Good +. 5 1/4 x 7 7/8 inches. Engraving + A (4 leaf quire) + A (8 leaf quire) + *b (8 leaf quire) + B (4 leaf quire) + a - L (8 leaf quires) + O (8 leaves) + p - Hh (8 leaf quires) + Ii (4 leaf quire). With bookplate of Joseph Dunninger, aka the "Amazing Dunninger" (1892-1975). With 3 engraved plates. Title page in red and black. Catalogue in rear. Bound in full brown calf with gilt borders to both boards and sympathetic rebacking with original spine label relaid and five raised bands with gilt banding and gilt date to spine. Edges and corners a little worn and rear board rubbed. ESTCT103255. Dunninger's copy of this classic. Dunninger was the most famous magician/mentalist of his day. His radio shows in the 1930s were so popular that a survey in the 1940s apparently proved that his voice was recognized by more people than the President's.

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

      London: Printed for Benj. Motte, 1726 Four parts in two volumes as issued. Octavo. Volume I: First edition, Teerink's "B" with the engraved frontispiece of Lemuel Gulliver in the second state (as usual); volume II: Second edition (Teerink 293) as stated on the title page, bound without advertisement leaf. Bound in contemporary full polished brown calf, spines attractively rebacked early with floral decorations in blind, gilt bands, red lettered labels, dates in gilt to lower spines. Spines lightly worn and rubbed, some scattered foxing and toning to pages, small stain to upper corner of leaves of volume II. A very good set.. First Edition. Hard Cover. Very Good.

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        [Gulliver's Travels] Travels Into Several Remote Nations of the World In Four Parts. by Lemuel Gulliver, First a Surgeon, and then a Captain of Several Ships

      London: Printed for Benj. Motte, 1726., 1726. FIRST EDITIONS; Teerink's "B" Edition, portrait second state as usual. 2 volumes. 8vo Vol.I: pp. (viii), title, [2] Contents, 148; title, [4] Contents, 164. Vol.II: title, [4] Contents, 155; title, [6] Contents, 199. Bound in late 19th Century full mottled calf by Riviere & Son for Charles E. Lauriat. Raised bands, rules and extra gilt with floral centres, brown and green labels, titled in gilt. Gilt rule to boards, edges rolled and gilt inner dentelles with marbled endpapers. Engraved portrait frontispiece, 5 maps and 1 plate. Joints are tender/starting, some bowing to covers. Bookplate of Davenport Brown to front pastedown. Small loss to fore-edge of Part II, page 7, not touching the text, otherwise a clean first edition copy, finely bound, of this classic of English Literature. Teerink p.192. Listed in The Observer's All-Time 100 Best Novels [2003]. Bleiler; Checklist of Fantastic Literature [1972]

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        Traitez de Mr Duplessis Ancien Avocat au Parlement, sur La Coutume de Paris (Complete in 2 Volumes)

      Nicolas Gosselin; Paris., 1726. Very good. Ex-library. Full calf, gilt lettered red calf tiles to spines and gilt tooling (a little worn to vol` I) seperated by six raised bands. Joints cracked but held fast by bands. Corners bumped. With occasional leather lifting and damage. The binding has largely held out exceptionally well for such cumbersome and aged volumes. All page edges red.. Revised, corrected and considerably enlarged.. Hard. Elephant folio. 16". . Very good.

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        Travels into Several Remote Nations of the World. In Four Parts. By Lemuel Gulliver, First a Surgeon

      London: Printed for Benj. Motte, 1726. 4 parts in two volumes (as issued), octavo. (7 1/2 x 4 5/8 inches). Engraved portrait frontispiece, 6 engraved maps and plates. Contemporary panelled calf, spine with raised bands, morocco lettering pieces in the second compartments. Neat repairs to hinge of vol. 1. All within a modern black morocco-backed box. First edition, second issue of this 18th century masterpiece of English literature: both the greatest of all satirical fables and a classic children's tale. This copy is a first edition, Teerink's "AA" issue, with the portrait of Gulliver in the second state as usual. Unusually, both volumes conform to Teerink's AA, with that issue more commonly found with a Teerink B of the second volume. Swift's best known work was published anonymously. Written in Dublin between about 1720 and 1725, the finished manuscript was brought to England by Swift when he left Ireland for London in March 1726. During his visit he stayed with friends, including Alexander Pope. Pope, along with John Gay and John Arbuthnot, helped Swift arrange for the publication of the book which was first published on 28 October 1726. Even after its publication Swift kept up the public pretence of having had no hand in it, but the immediate popularity of the work can be gauged from the fact that there were four printings within a year, as well as translations in French, German, and Dutch. Ashley VI, p.28; Grolier English 42; PMM 185; Rothschild 2104; Teerink 293.

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        Nouveau Systeme de Musique Theorique... bound with Traite de l'Harmonie Reduite a ses Principes naturels

      Paris: Jean-Baptiste-Christophe Ballard. 1726, 1727. Hardcover. Very Good. Two titles by Rameau, bound together. 'Nouveau Systeme de Musique Theorique', 1726, with 'Traite de l'Harmonie Reduite a ses Principes naturels', 1727. Hardcover, 4to., full leather with 5 raised bands and leather title label, marbled endpapers. 114 pp., index, catalogue -- 432 pp., supplement, catalogue. 2 fold-out plates present in the first title. Bold, unmarked text, with only the occasional faded page. Previous owner's bookplate on the front pastedown. Shallow loss to the leather at spine ends and corners; a few shallow divots on the rear board. Strong, sound binding.

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        Geronimo Herran de la Compañía de Jesus, y su Procurador General por la Provincia de Paraguay, debaxo de cuyo nombre, se incluyen las Provincias del Tucumán, Buenos-Ayres, y Santa Cruz de la Sierra; puesto a los Reales pies de V. Mag.

      Exceedingly rare Limenian imprint; the Jesuits at Paraguay, the Mamelucos from Brazil, the Chiquitos and the Abipones. S.a. [c1725]. N.p. [Lima?]. In folio (294 mm x 205 mm). 6 ff. Recent half calf over marbled paper, spine lettered in gilt. A good copy, at some point folded, slightly soiled, very fresh and clean. An extremely rare Limenian[?] imprint, not known by Medina, Vargas Ugarte nor Palau. The later, quotes only another document by Herrán under the title ?Noticias del Estado de la Provincia de Paraguay?. We attribute the printing to a limenian printing house based on the typography and text distribution; unfortunately, José Toribio Medina, arguably the foremost authority in South American printing houses and bibliographer, did not know it. Herrán is a remarkable character of the outmost important for the history of the Missions led by the Company of Jesus in Paraguay and the Guaranitic country; it is thanks to him that the work ?Relacion historial de las misiones de los Indios, que llaman Chiquitos? came to print in 1726 ?later published in 1733 in its Latin translation. This document is ostensibly the complaint elevated by the author to the Spanish King as consequence of the looting of the Jesuit School at La Asunción (Paraguay) and the expulsion of the Jesuit Priests to the city of Buenos Aires by them; in his Memorial, Herrán denounces the Governor of Paraguay, Don José de Antequera, as the author of this attack. In his Memorial, he petitions the King to delegate the power and jurisdiction of the Governor of Paraguay to the Governor of Buenos Aires. The importance of the petition was such, that the King ordered in 1726 the restitution to the Jesuits of the School and to give jurisdiction to the Governor of Buenos Aires over the Guaranitic Missions. This Decree however was later reversed and things remained as they were before. These events are known are framed as part of the Revolución de los Comuneros; the Governor of Paraguay was made prisoner by order of the Viceroy of Peru and later decapitated ?after a long process- in Lima in 1731. The Comuneros sustained that the power of the community was superior to that of the King himself. It mentions several South American tribes, such as the Chiquitos, Abipones and the Payaguas; the Mamelucos from Brazil and the wars with the natives from the Jesuit Reductions.Not in Medina. Not in Palau. Not in Vargas Ugarte. CCPBE locates one copy in Madrid.

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        Die Kunst im Schachspiel ein Meister zu Werden: Das ist: ein neuer Unterricht, wie man in kurzem dieses so edle und beliebte Spiel nach seiner Vollkommenheit erlernen könne. Gewiesen nach den neuesten Mustern des berühmten und itztlebenden grossen Schachs

      351+[errata] pages with fold out diagram. Duodecimo (6 3/4" x 4 1/4") bound in full leather with gilt lettering to spine and front cover. (Bibliotheca van der Linde-Niemeijeriana:476) First German edition.François-André Danican Philidor (September 7, 1726 ? August 31, 1795), often referred to as André Danican Philidor during his lifetime, was a French composer and chess player. He contributed to the early development of the opéra comique. He was also regarded as the best chess player of his age; his book Analyse du jeu des Échecs was considered a standard chess manual for at least a century, and a well-known chess opening and a checkmate method are both named after him. Philidor started playing regularly around 1740 at the chess Mecca of France, the Café de la Régence. It was also there that he famously played with a friend from 'New England', Mr. Benjamin Franklin. The best player in France at the time, Legall de Kermeur, taught him. At first, Legall could give Philidor rook odds, but in only three years, Philidor was his equal, and then surpassed him. Philidor visited England in 1747 and decisively beat the Syrian Phillip Stamma in a match +8 =1 ?1, despite the fact Philidor let Stamma have White in every game, and scored all draws as wins for Stamma. The same year, Philidor played many games with another strong player, Sir Abraham Janssen, who was then the best player in England, and with the exception of M. de Legalle, probably the best player Philidor ever encountered. He could win on an average one game in four off Philidor, at even terms; and Philidor himself declared that he could only give to Janssen the pawn for the move. In 1754, Philidor returned to France, after nine years of absence spent mostly in Holland and England. He was now a much stronger player, having successfully played with opponents of the calibre of Philip Stamma and Abraham Janssen, but, as G. Allen reports in The life of Philidor, it was not until his match with de Legal in 1755 that he can be considered the strongest player in the world. When Philidor left Paris, in 1745, although he had for some time been playing even games with M. de Legal... he had not ceased to recognize his old master as still his master and superior. But nine years of practice, with a great variety of players, had authorized him to look for neither superior nor equal; and when, in 1755, a match was arranged between the pupil and his master, who was still at the height of his strength, the result placed the crown firmly and indisputably upon the head of Philidor. In 1749, Philidor published his famous book Analyse du jeu des Échecs. He printed a second edition in 1777, and a third edition in 1790. The book was such an advance in chess knowledge that by 1871, it had gone through about 70 editions, and had been translated into English, German, Russian and Italian. In it, Philidor analyzed nine different types of game openings. Most of the openings of Philidor are designed to strengthen and establish a strong defensive center using pawns. He is the first one to realize the new role of the pawn in the chess game; and his most famous advice was the saying "The pawns are the soul of chess." Condition:Corners gently bumped, modern leather binding, some foxing, previous owner's name to title else a very good copy.

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        Biblia latino-germanica 1726 - Biblia Sacra Vulgatae Editionis ... Bibel, Oder Heilige Schrifft Deß Alten und Neuen Testaments, Nach der Uralten, und in Latein gemeinen ... Ubersetzung; Mit vorgesetztem Lateinischen Text ... eingericht von Thomas Aq. Erhard. Nebentitel: Biblia Sacra Latino-Germanica, Oder Latein-Teutsche Bibel. 2. Druck

      Augsburg, Heiß 1726. 37 cm. 2 Bände; (32), 905, (1); 732, 36 (irrig 40) Seiten mit 1 Kupfertafel von I. H. Störcklin. Blindgeprägte Lederbände der Zeit über Holzdeckeln mit je 2 Messingschließen. - Darlow / Moule 4229 (vgl.) - NDB IV, 579 (1723) - Bibel in Deutschland S. 271 f. - Zweite Ausgabe, die erste in Folio, der von dem Wessobrunner Benediktiner Thomas Aquin Erhard erarbeiteten Diglotte. Der Text steht in 2 Spalten, innen Deutsch und außen am Rand Latein. Die Kupfertafel zeigt den Kurfürsten Maximilian II. Emanuel, dem diese Ausgabe gewidmet ist. Einband etwas fleckig, Band 1 Rücken restauriert, innen stellenweise stockfleckig, im ganzen gutes Exemplar. Provenienz: auf dem Deckel innen "Servio Bibliothecae Fratum Capucinorum Wernensum ... 1730" und Stempel des 19. Jh. auf dem Titelblatt. - Sprache / Language: Lateinisch / Latin -

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        The Banner Display'd: Or, an Abridgment of Guillim: Being a Compleat System of Heraldry, in all its Parts ... by Samuel Kent

      London, Printed For T. Cox, 1726-28, 1926. 1st Edition. Guillim, John, 1565-1621. Title vignette. '..and above 3, 000 coats inserted, with historical and genealogical accounts of the families therein mentioned. " -- Moules' Bibliotheca heraldica'. , complete in two volumes. Small closed tear to title of vol. 1. Finely bound in modern aniline calf over marble boards. Raised bands with contrasting wine morocco labels. Uniform gilt-tooling to the spine compartments. An exceptional set - scans &c. On request.

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        Publii Terentii Afri Comeoediae

      Publii Terentii Afri Comoediae. Phaedri Fabulae Aesopiae, Publii Syri et Aliorum Veterum Sententiae, Ex recensione et Cum Notis Richardi Bentleii.Cantabrigiae: Apud Cornellium Crownfield, 1726. 4to ( 8in.x10.25in., 210mmx265mm). pp, title page,sub title, engraved frontispiece of Fredericus, (3), [xxv], 444, title page, engraved frontispiece, (6), 87. Latin text.Original paneled calf boards with newer brown leather spine laid in. Maroon leather label with gilt titles to spine. Raised bands forming six spine compartments. Paneled boards with decorative blind borders and decor. Red speckled fore edges.Condition: Newer spine is fine, close as new. Paneled boards are rubbed aroud the extremities. Corners are square and unbumped. Binding, including text block and hinges are sound. Text is straight, tight, and clean. Previous dealer markings and signature to front free end paper and title page. Smudge to title not effecting text. Interior pages are clean, crisp, and bright. No foxing or other inner defects. Engravings are fine. An attractive example in overall near fine condition.First edition edited by Richard Bentley.Bartholomew & Clark #175. Schweiger p1067.

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      Boston. 1726.. [2],14,18,[2],483pp. Folio. Original calf, elaborately stamped in gilt, rebacked to style duplicating the backstrip of the John Carter Brown Library copy in a similar binding. Moderate wear to boards. Internally quite clean. Near fine. This copy bears an exceptional colonial provenance, being inscribed on the front free endpaper from Jonathan Belcher, governor of Massachusetts and New Hampshire from 1730 to 1741. Belcher has inscribed it: "To the Honorable Sir Philip York His Majesty's Attorney General, from His most obedient, most faithfull, and most humble servant...." The inscription is dated Boston, Oct. 18, 1732. Philip Yorke (1690-1764), the 1st Earl of Hardwicke, was attorney general to George II from 1724. He was chief justice after 1733 and lord chancellor after 1737. Belcher also served as governor of New Jersey, appointed in 1747. A remarkable association copy, linking the laws of the Crown to their administrator in the colonies and their chief enforcer in England. The second collected laws of Massachusetts, preceded only by the 1699 edition. This copy includes the separately printed Charter (bound first), the full 1726 laws, and all of the session laws printed through July 1, 1732. A total of sixteen Evans items. EVANS 2762, 2900-2902, 3054-3057, 3182, 3306, 3307, 3440-3442, 3564, 3565. CHARLEMAGNE TOWER COLLECTION OF AMERICAN COLONIAL LAWS 215-230.

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        Histoire des Chevaliers Hospitaliers de S. Jean de Jerusalem, appellex depuis Chevaliers de Rhodes, et Aujourd hui Chevalier de Malthe.

      1726 - Livre ancien Tome I : (3bl), (7) (titre, portrait, préface et approbation), (4) (Renvois et explication des chiffres relatifs aux plans de Malte), (1) (Renvois et explication des chiffres qui désignent les tours, batteries et redoutes [.]), 4 cartes dépliantes, 696 p., (3bl). Portrait de Vertot en frontispice, 4 cartes dépliantes, 26 portraits (frontispice inclus) Tome II : (2bl), titre, 719 p., 20 portraits, un plan de Rhodes Tome III : (3bl), titre, 552 p., un plan dépliant (ville de Malte), 5 portraits Tome IV : (3bl), titre, 240 p., (1), 408 p., 221 p., XX p., 20 portraits. Edition originale de l’un des plus beaux livres sur l'Ordre de Malte, abondamment illustrée d'une très belle galerie de portraits des différents commandeurs de l'ordre, et de grandes cartes dépliantes de l'île de Malte, de ses fortifications et de ses châteaux. Comme dans tous les exemplaires, les portraits ont une numérotation désordonnée. Condition : 4 vol. in-4, en plein veau d'époque, dos à 6 nerfs orné de fleurons, pièce de titre de maroquin. Coiffes abîmées, mors faibles. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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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, 1726.. First Edition. Leather cover. 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. 350mm x 220mm (14" x 9"). 136pp + plates. 39 [of 60] folding copper plates and vignettes.

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        Veritable Maniere de Fortifier. Où l'on voit de quelle méthode on se sert aujourd'hui en France, pour la Fortifcation des Places. Le tout mis en ordre par Mr. l'Abbé Du Fay, et le Chevalier de Cambray. Nouvelle édition corrigée & Augmentée....

      a Amsterdam, Chez les Janssons -à- Waesberge, 1726. 1726 2 voll. in un tomo in-8° (200x120mm), pp. 88, (8); 147, (3) con vari errori ed anomalie di numerazione; legatura coeva p. pelle nocciola con dorso a nervi adorno, entro scomparti, di titolo in oro su tassello rosso e di decori floreali e vegetali dorati. Tagli a spruzzo rossi. Frontespizi in rosso e nero. Un'antiporta calcografica con fortificazioni, scene di battaglia e, in primo piano, condottieri e architetti militari e pezzi di artiglieria. Altre 31 tavole ripiegate f.t. con schemi e raffigurazioni fortificatorie. Numerose figg. schematiche n.t. Sparse bruniture, ma bell'esemplare. Pregiata riedizione settecentesca di questi due trattati, composti dall'abate Du Fay e dal cavaliere de Cambray a illustrazione delle teorie fortificatorie di Vauban. Sébastien Le Pestre de Vauban (Saint-Léger de Foucher, 1638-Parigi, 1707) fu il più grande ingegnere e architetto militare del Seicento francese; nel 1703 venne nominato Maresciallo di Francia. Fowler, n. 350 (ed. 1710). Sotheran, Secondo Supplem., 20985. Marini, 174/175.

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        Istoria e coltura delle piante che sono pe'l fiore più ragguardevoli , e più distinte per ornare un giardino... con un copioso trattato degli agrumi...

      Venezia, presso Andrea Poletti, 1726. 4to (235 x 175mm). pp. (34), 761, (3), with an engraved portrait of Clarici holding a bouquet of flowers in his right hand, an engraved title-vignette with a dwarf lemon tree in a pot with two putti, and a large engraved plan (530 x 740mm) of the Villa Marocco and its gardens. Contemporary half vellum, spine with red gilt lettered label, marbled sides. A fine copy of the first and only edition of one of the most important works on flower gardens and the cultivation of flowers of Northern Italy. Paolo Bartolomeo Clarici (1664-1725) 'spent most of his life in the Veneto where his literary and scientific tastes brought him the friendship of many members of the great Venetian families. Prominent among these was Gerardo Sagredo, Procurator of St Mark's, for whom he laid out a splendid garden in the Venetian style for the family villa at Marocco... Clarici used a print of a bird's eye view of this Marocco garden in his book as an ideal example of layout... predominantly a flower garden' (Masson, Italian gardens). 'The work is divided into four sections: the first provides the reader with a brief history of the garden architecture and instructions on how to contruct a proper garden; the second is dedicated to cultivation techniques; the third to botanical history and the cultivation of certain prized flowering plants; and the fourth to a dissertation on citrus plants... 'Istoria e coltura della piante' was a work of serious scholarship, one based on careful reading of the most recent scientific works on botanical subjects as well as the author's own research. Thus Clarici left behind him a useful legacy that was to influence generations of garden architects and floriculturists both in Italy and elsewhere' (Tomasi, An Oak Spring Flora pp. 140-2). Pritzel 1728; Tomasi, An Oak Spring Flora No. 36.

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        An Essay on Human Understanding. Two volume set

      London A Churchill and Edmund Parker [printed for] 1726. VG : in very good condition without dust jacket. Laid-in frontis engraving of Locke to volume II. Ink inscriptions to prelims. Owner inscriptions to title pages. Extinct worming to lower edge of frontis Ninth Edition with additions Full leather covers 200mm x 140mm (8" x 6"). 372pp, 340pp + index. Four books bound as two.

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        The Lives and Characters of the Officers of the Crown of State in Scotland. Volume 1 [All published]

      Edinburgh: Robert Fleming, 1726.. First Edition. Contemporary calf cover. 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+. 480pp :: Title and dedication page vignettes :: 330mm x 210mm (13" x 8") :: A note on a preliminary page states that the work was not continued beyond the present volume

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        Discourses on the Gout, a Rheumatism, and the King's Evil. Containing an Explication of the Nature, Causes, and different Species of those Diseases, and the Method of Curing them.

      London: J. Pemberton 1726.. First edition, 8vo, lxviii, (4), 167, (1 advertisement) pp. Contemporary speckled calf, covers with a panel of light colour calf and blind stamped borders and cornerpieces, spine with a red morocco label, slight cracking to the ends of the lower joint else a lovely bright copy. Physician to King William, and later Queen Anne, Blackmore is perhaps better known for his literary and theological endeavours. This is one of a number of medical treatises he wrote in the last years of his life.

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        Ratio Disciplinae Fratrum Nov-Anglorum. A Faithful Account of the Discipline Professed and Practiced, in the Churches of New-England. With interspersed and instructive reflections on the discipline of the primitive churc

      [1 lv], iv, 10, 207, [3] pp, blank. 12mo. Modern calf. First edition. Evans 2775. Sabin 46474. Streeter Sale II: 672. Church 903. Holmes, Cotton Mather, 318. Includes the introduction by Increase Mather, postscript & errata, and the table of contents (and the last blank lacking in Church's copy). "An important exposition of the tenants of congregationalism that carefully reaffirms the principles of the Cambridge Platform. Mather actually finished the work in 1701 according to his Diary, stating that it would 'have a mighty Tendency to praeserve our Discipline. and procure a beauty to the Exercise of it in all Administrations', " Streeter II: p.503). Provenance: Signature of William Homes (most likely the Rev. William Homes, a contemporary from Chilmark, who had the same publisher). New calf with new endpapers, original blanks. "by Cotton Mather" inscribed on title page, and manuscript number inscribed on verso of title page, foxing throughout, intermittent marginal wear, leaf Ee2 slightly defective with minute loss of text, inscriptions by early owners on free front endpaper and title page.

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        A compleat body of divinity in two hundred and fifty expository lectures on the Assembly's shorter catechism wherein the doctrines of the Christian religion are unfolded ... and a great light thereby reflected on the present age

      Pr. by B. Green & S. Kneeland for B. Eliot & D. Henchman Boston: Pr. by B. Green & S. Kneeland for B. Eliot & D. Henchman, 1726. Contemporary mottled sheep framed and panelled in blind fillets with corner fleurons, a blind roll around the central panel; small scuffs, extremities rubbed, joints cracked and fragile, with early sewn repairs as above. Front free endpaper partially separated. Inscriptions as above; preface with additional early inked inscription in upper margin and inked numeral in lower margin, a very slim "mag strip" in one gutter margin and no other institutional markings. Pages age-toned and offset with varying degrees of spotting and staining; some corners dog-eared. Three leaves each with short tear from upper margin, just touching text without loss; a few leaves crumpled without tearing. First portion of volume with intermittent early inked marginalia, one note partially shaved. A milestone of early American printing and an interesting copy.. Folio (35 cm, 13.75"). [2], iv, 3, [3], 666, 581–914, [2] pp. (pagination erratic, skips 160–76); complete as issued. First edition of the Rev. Willard's collected sermons on the Westminster Shorter Catechism, originally delivered as monthly lectures over 20 years' time. This posthumously printed volume opens with an account of the author, written by the Rev. Ebenezer Pemberton; Willard, one of the last of the great orthodox Puritan preachers of New England, was a clergyman noted for his => opposition to the Salem witchcraft trials and for serving as => acting president of Harvard between the tenures of Increase Mather and John Leverett.Evans notes that this is "the first folio volume, other than Laws, and => the largest work up to this time printed in the United States." This was a subscription printing, and includes Benjamin Franklin's father and brother, among other dignitaries, in its list of names; the sheets came from several different presses, and thus "it has fallen out . . . that the Pages for a considerable way, are numbered over again" (p. 666). The title-page is printed in red and black. The binding features => a very unusual 18th-century repair job: to reinforce the joints, an early hand stitched along either side of the front joint and part way down the back.Provenance: Title-page with inked ownership inscription of T. White, dated 1726, and with inked presentation inscription to Susanna White, dated 1782. Front pastedown with inked inscription of Timothy Badger, 1782; also with 19th-century institutional bookplate and presentation inscription.

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        Mathematical Elements of Natural Philosophy, Confirmed by Experiments; or, An Introduction to Sir Isaac Newton's Philosophy. Volume II

      London: J. Senex in Fleet Street, 1726.. The Second Edition Corrected. Leather cover. Cover and spine worn. Fep missing. Contents tight. Private library plate on paste-down. Signature of a previous owner dated 1770. Minor staining to top corner of prelim pages. Text and fold out plates VG. xi, 285pp + index :: 25 fold out copper plates :: 200mm x 120mm (8" x 5") :: Written in Latin and translated into English. The second volume comprises Book III, Part 1- Concerning Fire; Part II- Concerning the Inflexion, Refraction and Reflection of Light; Part II- Of Opacity and Colours. Book IV, Part I- Of the System of the World. Part II- The Physical Causes of the Celestial Motions

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        Philosophiae Naturalis Principia Mathematica. [Mathematical Principals of Natural Philosophy]

      London: Apud Guil. & Joh. Innys, 1726.. 3rd Edition. Brown hardback leather cover with ribbed spine and maroon/gilt title panel. G: in Good condition without dust jacket as issued. 20th century rebind with new endpapers and copy frontis. Some stains mainly affecting top margin, occasionally impinging. Occasional marks. Two inked annotations. [xxx], 530pp, [viii] :: B/w frontis (copy). Black and white diagrams throughout :: 250mm x 200mm (10" x 8") :: Final edition in Newton's lifetime. Demy paper edition

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