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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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        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. 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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        Astronomiae physicae & geometricae elementa. Secunda Editio revisa & correcta. Accesserunt praefatio editoris (C. Huart); Cometographia Halleiana in modum Appendices; brevis ad calcem horologiorum sciotericorum tractatus.

      2 Bände. 4°. Gestochenes Frontispiz, 2 wiederholt gestochene Titelvignetten, 1 gestochene Vignette, 48 gefaltete Kupfertafeln und 1 gefaltete Tabelle, (10 Bl.), XCVI, 427 S. - (1 Bl.), S. 429-751, 74 S., (1 Bl.). Lederband der Zeit mit 2 Rückenschildern, Rückenvergoldung und Wappensupralibros (etwas berieben und beschabt, Vordergelenke oben etwas angeplatzt). Erweiterte Ausgabe des erstmals 1702 in Oxford erschienenen Werkes. - Houzeau/Lancaster I, 9240; Dt. Mus. Libri Rari 123; Roller/Goodman I, 484; Wallis 87.1; DSB V, 520. - "Gregory's principal work. It was the first text-book composed on gravitational principles, and remodelling astronomy in conformity with physical theory. Newton thought highly of the book, and communicated, for insertion in it, his 'lunar theory', long the guide of practical astronomers in determining the moon's motions" (DNB VIII, 536). - David Gregory (1661-1708), schottischer Mathematiker und Astronom, lehrte Mathematik an der Universität Edinburgh. "1702, als er Professor für Astronomie in Oxford und ein persönlicher Freund Newtons war, veröffentlichte er ein Buch, in dem er dessen Theorie verteidigte" (Asimov 190). Die chromatische Aberration betreffend, vertraten beide jedoch unterschiedliche Anschauungen, von denen Gregorys Version 50 Jahre später durch Dollon bestätigt wurde. - Ohne das Porträtkupfer 'Ludovicus Dux Aurelianensium', das bei Wallis und Roller/Goodmann und auch bei weiteren im Handel nachweisbaren Exemplaren fehlt. - Titel jeweils mit alten handschriftlichem Besitzvermerken. Band 1 oben teils gering wasserrandig, beide Bände gelegentlich leicht braunfleckig.

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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

      Corn. Crownfield 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.

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        Opera Omnia, Tam Edita Quam Inedita... 3 Vols. in 6 books, Complete

      1726. Selden, John [1584-1654]. Opera Omnia, Tam Edita Quam Inedita. Collegit ac Recensuit; Vitam Auctoris, Praefationes, & Indices Adjecit, David Wilkins. London: Guil Bowyer [Volume One]; S. Palmer [Volume Two]; T. Wood [Volume Three], 1726. Three volumes in six books. Complete set. Various paginations. Text in double columns. Folio (9-1/2" x 15"). Contemporary paneled calf, rebacked retaining original extra-gilt spines, hinges mended. Some rubbing, rubbed, front joint of volume one cracking. Copperplate portrait frontispiece by George Vertue after P.Lely, woodcut and copperplate text illustrations and ornaments, woodcut head and tail-pieces, several leaves printed in red and black. Internally fresh. An attractive set. * First collected edition. Limited to 750 sets, edited, with preface, index and life of the author, by Dr. David Wilkins. Witha subscriber list. Texts in English and Latin. Collects all of the major legal treatises, antiquarian studies and oriental studies of a pivotal scholar in English legal history. Among the titles included are De Anno Civili Veteris Ecclesiae Judaicae Dissertatio, De Diis Syris, Dissertatio ad Fletam, Mare Clausum, Epistolae & Poemata, Titles of Honour, Uxor Ebraica, The History of Tythes, Of the Judicature in Parliament, Speeches and Arguments and Table Talk. This set is notable also for its handsome layout and typography, which features Roman, Italic and Hebrew type created for Bowyer by William Caslon. Updike refers to it as Bowyer's "greatest achievement" and as "a stupendous piece of work". Sweet & Maxwell, A Legal Bibliography of the British Commonwealth of Nations I:36 (76). Marvin, Legal Bibliography (1847) 635. Updike, Printing Types II:102, 136-137.

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

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

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        Opera Omnia, Tam Edita Quam Inedita... 3 Vols. in 6 books, Complete

      1726. Selden, John [1584-1654]. Opera Omnia, Tam Edita Quam Inedita. Collegit ac Recensuit; Vitam Auctoris, Praefationes, & Indices Adjecit, David Wilkins. London: Guil Bowyer [Volume One]; S. Palmer [Volume Two]; T. Wood [Volume Three], 1726. Three volumes in six books. Complete set. Various paginations. Text in double columns. Folio (15" x 9-1/2"). Contemporary speckled calf, gilt spines with raised bands and lettering pieces, marbled endpapers. Moderately worn, boards partially detached but secured by cords, most lettering pieces lacking. Copperplate portrait frontispiece by George Vertue after P.Lely, woodcut and copperplate text illustrations and ornaments, woodcut head and tail-pieces, several leaves printed in red and black. Light soiling to a title page of Volume I and a few other leaves throughout, light foxing in some places. Most of the interiors are notably fresh. Ex-institution library. Bookplates to front pastedowns, location labels to front endleaves. A solid set. * First collected edition. Limited to 750 sets, edited, with preface, index and life of the author, by Dr. David Wilkins. Witha subscriber list. Texts in English and Latin. Collects all of the major legal treatises, antiquarian studies and oriental studies of a pivotal scholar in English legal history. Among the titles included are De Anno Civili Veteris Ecclesiae Judaicae Dissertatio, De Diis Syris, Dissertatio ad Fletam, Mare Clausum, Epistolae & Poemata, Titles of Honour, Uxor Ebraica, The History of Tythes, Of the Judicature in Parliament, Speeches and Arguments and Table Talk. This set is notable also for its handsome layout and typography, which features Roman, Italic and Hebrew type created for Bowyer by William Caslon. Updike refers to it as Bowyer's "greatest achievement" and as "a stupendous piece of work". Sweet & Maxwell, A Legal Bibliography of the British Commonwealth of Nations I:36 (76). Marvin, Legal Bibliography (1847) 635. Updike, Printing Types II:102, 136-137.

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        Kerkelijke Historie en Outheden der Zeven Vereenigde Provincien : Begreepen in deze Byzondere Verhandelingen; Batavia Sacra of Kerkijke Historie en Outheden van Batavia, Behelzende de Levens van onze eerste Geloofsverkondigers; mitsgaders van de Utrechtsche Bisschoppen...Eerste Deel, Tweede Deel..

      Leiden., Haak, Luchtmans, Langerak., 1726. 41 x 26 cms, voorgebonden; 20 bladen met de algemeene Titel, voorwoorden. Deel Een; 1-490 bladzijden + (35) bladzijden; Blad-wyzer. Gegrav. portret van van Heussen, + 12 uitvouwbare gravures van Willibrordus, Odulphus, Bonifacius en andere geloofsverkondigers, + gegraveerde bisschoppelijke wapenplaten in de tekst. + gegrav. portretten; Fredericus Schenk, Sasboldus Vosmerus, Rovenius, Jacobus de la Torre, Sacharias de Mez, Balduinus Catzius, Joannes van Neercassel, Petrus Coddaeus, Gerardus Potkamp. + Deel Twee; (x), 510, (xxi) bladzijden. Gegr. blad; de Stad Wtrgt inden Jare 690, + uitvouw. portretten van Roos, Wachtelaer, van Brienen, van Catz, Paus Adrianus VI, Petrus Purmerent, Suitbert Purmerent. Vollederen banden uit de tijd. Vercierde ruggen. Minimale sleet aan de hoeken. Deel Een en Twee ( van de zes delen)

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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

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        Wårs herres och frälsares Jesu Christi alldraheligaste pijnos historia/ rijmwijs betrachtad.

      Sthlm, A. Biörkman, (1726). 4:o. (8),126,(2 blanka) s. Samtida hårt nött skinnbd med upphöjda bind och rikt guldornerad rygg. Ytterfalsarna med sprickor och ryggen defekt upptill och naggad nederst. Pärmarna bågnade och den bakre har ett mörkare fält. Pärmhörnen stötta. Talrika gamla anteckningar och tillskrifter på för- och eftersättsblad samt titelblad. Inlagan genomgående fukt- och småfläckig samt med sporadiska marginalanteckningar. Med Ludvig Fahlströms signerade anteckning daterad den 28 februari 1737 att hans hustru Anna Beata Siegroth fått boken av sin mor Eva Mörner. Gustava Johanna Margareta Ulfsparres namnteckning daterad den 26 april 1755 och både handskriven vers och bön av henne på slutet. Sannolikt är anteckningen "Dena bocken hafwer jag fått till skäns utaf fririnan Fleming" också av hennes hand.. Leijonhufvud & Brithelli Kvinnan inom svenska litteraturen s. 42 menar att boken är tryckt 1727. Ludvig Fahlström (1686-1759) var karolinsk officer och i Karl XII:s närhet från Klissov 1702 över Bender till Norge 1718. Hans första hustru Anna Beata von Siegroth dog 1749 och han gifte om sig med Fredrika Christina Strömfelt i hennes andra gifte. I hennes första gifte hade hon dottern Gustafva Johanna Margareta Ulfsparre (1736-89) som gifte sig med Ludvig Fahlströms halvsysters son Carl Ludvig Fleming. Hon tycks ha fått boken av sin svärmor

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        Rörstrands samling af fajans och porslin. I-II.

      I. Rörstrands historia och tillverkningar 1726-1850. II. Mariebergs historia och tillverkningar 1758-1788. Stockholm Ivar Haeggströms boktryckeri 1879-1880. Illustrationer i texten. XXV,(1 blank),LXXII,155,(1 blank),84 s. + 12 färglitograferade planscher; XII,172,(2 sista blank),71,(3) s. + 12 färglitograferade planscher. Två välbevarade mörkblå halvmarokängband, ryggar med fem upphöjda bind och rik gulddekor. (Nord. Kompaniet N(ils).B(ernhard).Andersson) Bokb. AB 1932). Sista nio bladen i volym I med mindre fuktfläck i nedre kant. Namnteckning J. S. Melander på smutstitelbladets baksida. 27 x 19,5 cm

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        Prodromus tractatuum de geographia Scandinaviæ veteri, et historiis Gothicis: Exhibens succinctum judicium de Scythiæ, Svethiæ et Gothiæ etymo, ut et runarum in cippis Helsingicis ac Medelpadicis inventarum ætate, usu atque explicatione.

      Auctore Erico Julio Bioerner. Stockholm, Joh. L. Horrn, (1726). 4:o. (4),+ 48,+ (6) s. Med 11 runavbildningar i träsnitt i texten. Lagerfläckar. Sammanhäftad med: CELSIUS, Olof d. ä.) Runæ Medelpadicæ ab importuna crisi breviter vindicatæ, auctore O. C. Uppsala, Wernerianis, 1726. 4:o. 36 s. Fläckar på titelsidan. Sammanhäftad med: BJÖRNER, Erik Julius. Erici Julii Biörneri epistola responsoria, ad virum clariss. dom. Olavum Celsium /.../ de ejusdem dubiis circa delineationem & explicationem runarum. U. o., 1726. 4:o. 39,+ (1) s. Med genomgående fuktrand i nederkant. Sammanhäftad med: CELSIUS, Olof. De monumentis quibusdam runicis epistola ad amicum. Uppsala, Wernerianis, 1727. 4:o. 16 s. Kaffefläck(?) på titelbladet och några andra fläckar. Häftad i något senare gråpappomslag. Ur Trolleholms bibliotek med Carl Trolle Bondes förgyllda monogram på främre omlaget och Trolleholms bibliotekstämpel på försättsbladet och första verkets titelsida. Med notering i bläck att boken inköpts av Sparre på auktion efter A. Roman i mars 1859 och äldre innehållsförteckning i bläck på försättsbladet. Warmholtz 660-663 & 1265. Fiske Runic Literature, s. 5 & 15. Carlander III, s. 462ff. Bortsett från den första utlösande skriften av Anders Celsius, "Cippi runici...", en komplett samling i fint skick av stridsskrifterna mellan Olof Celsius d. ä. och Björner om hälsingerunorna och deras ålder. Ovanlig! Den första skriften är Björners första inlägg - och tillika Björners första publicerade bok, vid sidan av sin avhandling från 1717. Sidan 29-48 i detta innehåller kapitlet "De aetate, usu & genuina explicatione runarum...", vilket är ett hårt (oanständigt, enligt Warmholtz) angrepp på både Olof, Anders och Magnus Celsius skrifter om hälsinge- och medelpadsrunorna. Därefter följer Celsius svar ställt som ett brev till Björner och dennes svar på detta, samt Celsius avslutande skrift som blåste av fejden. Björner, som på det stora hela gick förlorande ur striden, hade dock rätt på en punkt; att dessa runor var yngre än vanliga runor och inte äldre, vilket Celsius hävdade. Gustaf Adolf Sparres stora bibliotek köptes 1886 av Carl Trolle Bonde och införlivades med Trolleholms bibliotek

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        The Practice of Perspective: or, an Easy Method of Representing Natural Objects According to the Rules of the Art. Applied and Exemplified in all the Variety of Cases: as Landskips, Gardens, Buildings of divers kind... Written in French by a Jesuit of Paris... translated... into English... a second time... by E. Chambers.

      London: Printed for Tho. Bowles and John Bowles, 1726.. 4to, (xviii) [pp], 151 [leaves], with 150 engraved plates and descriptive text opposite, some light browning, contemporary signature to title, contemporary calf, rubbed, recently rebacked with a black spine label, spine with gilt bands. First published in English in 1672 as "Perspective Practical" and an important work, the excellent illustrations giving exacting instructions for drawing all manner of objects and views.

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        Rerum germanicarum scriptores aliquot insignes, qui historiam et res gestas germanorum medii potissimum aevi, inde a carolo m. ad carolum v usqye, per annales litteris consignarunt... tribus tomis... editio tertia emendatiori et locupletiori... ratisbonae, sumptibus joh. conradi peezii, 1726.

      Tre volumi di cm. 33, pp. 3.500 ca. complessive. Molti capolettera, testate ed ornamenti tipografici; al volume terzo un grande stemma ed alcune tabelle genealogiche ripiegate f.t. Solida ed elegante legatura del tempo in mezza pelle, dorsi a nervi con titoli su tasselli e ricchi fregi in oro. Tagli colorati e sguardie marmorizzate. Esemplare Fresco ed in ottimo stato di conservazione. Timbro di istituto tedesco con rispettivo annullo. Si tratta della terza e migliore edizione di questa copiosa raccolta di fonti storiche medievali. Cfr. Graesse V, 305.

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        Philosophiæ Naturalis Principia Mathematica. [Mathematical Principals 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. [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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        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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        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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        Opuscola anatomica: de renum structura, ufficio, utilitate et administratione. de auditus organis. ossium examen. de capitis motu. de vena... et de dentibus... delphis, apud adrianum beman, 1726.

      Tre parti in un volume di cm. 17,5, pp. (12) 358; (6) 98 (12); 47 (1). Primo frontespizio in rosso e nero e 10 tavole f.t. incise in rame, due delle quali ripiegate. Legatura coeva in piena pelle, dorso a nervi con titoli e fregi in oro. Tagli colorati. Qualche segno d'uso alla legatura, ma esemplare genuino e ben conservato. Ex libris. Ottima e rara edizione degli Opuscola anatomica in cui è inserito il celebre trattato: De dentibus, considerato come il primo testo di scienza dentistica, stampato originariamente nella rarissima edizione del 1563 e qui inserita come seconda parte. Cfr. Garrison-Morton: ""Eustachi was the first to study the teeth in any considerable detail. He provided an important description of the first and second dentitions and described the hard outer issue and soft inner structure of the teeth. He also attempted an explanation of the problem of the sensitivity ot the tooth's hard structure""; cfr. anche la lunga sheda in Poletti (De re dentaria apud veteres a p. 66).

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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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        A New System of Agriculture. Being a Complete Body of Husbandry and Gardening...In Five Books. Containing All the best and latest, as well as many new Improvements, useful to the Husbandman, Grazier, Planter, Gardener and Florist. Wherein are interspersed many curious Observations on Vegetation; on the Diseases of Trees, and the general Annoyances to Vegetables, and their probable Cures

      Engraved frontis., two engraved plates, & several engravings in the text. 12 p.l., 456 pp. Folio, cont. panelled calf (head of spine & corners a little worn, upper joint a little cracked at head & tail), red morocco lettering piece on spine. London: T. Woodward, 1726. First edition. The Rev. Laurence (1668-1732), Prebendary of Salisbury, devoted all his spare time to his garden and became very knowledgeable on gardening matters. We learn from ODNB that he was especially successful with pears. He wrote a series of noteworthy books on the subject, this being his most ambitious. Fine and crisp copy. Armorial bookplate. ❧ Fussell, I, pp. 100-02. Henrey, II, pp. 415-24 & no. 945. .

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        A Collection of Several Pieces of John Toland Now First Publish'd from his Original Manuscripts with Several Memoirs of his Life and Writings

      J. Peele, London, 1726. First Edition. Hardcover (Full Leather). Good Condition. 2 volumes. Contemporary paneled calf, boards detached despite some previous repair work. Seminary library marks to the spines, circulation date due label to rear endpaper of vol 2, and embossed stamps to the titles and a few elsewhere. Occasional browning at the edges esp. at the end of vol 1, a few scattered pencil marks, but generally bright and unmarked. 474pp, 495, 76, 4 pages of ads. Scarce posthumous collection by this proto-enlightenment thinker and disciple of John Locke. Toland was born in Donegal but converted from Catholicism at 16 and went abroad to study in Glasgow - he went on to study in Leiden and Oxford. Some of the longer pieces include: A Specimen of the Critical History of the Celtic Religion and Learning: Containing an Account of the Druids The Secret History of the South Sea Scheme The Scheme or Practical Model of a National Bank Physic Without Physicians Along with numerous letters and shorter pieces on religion, the classics, and philosophy. Size: Octavo (8vo). 2-volume set (complete). Text is clean and unmarked. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: 1-2 kilos. Category: Philosophy; Antiquarian & Rare. Inventory No: 041227. .

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        THE HISTORY OF THE WARS OF NEW-ENGLAND, WITH THE EASTERN INDIANS. OR, A NARRATIVE OF THEIR CONTINUED PERFIDY AND CRUELTY

      Boston: Printed by T. Fleet, for S. Gerrish...and D. Henchman..., 1726.. [2],iv,[2],134,[1]pp., including in-text woodcuts. 12mo. Antique-style speckled calf, ruled in gilt, spine tooled in gilt with raised bands and a gilt morocco label. Titlepage has been backed with paper, expertly repairing a small tear in the center foredge, with two letters in the date "1725" in fine facsimile. First text leaf repaired in margins, as are leafs S1 and S2, resulting in loss of a few letters of text. Text trimmed quite close, occasionally shaving a page number or the outer letter of a line of text. "Advertisement" (i.e. Errata) leaf in expert facsimile, as is almost always the case with this book. Still a very good copy overall. One of the primary sources for the early Indian wars of New England, describing the fighting on the northern and eastern borders of Massachusetts during Queen Anne's War of 1703-13 as well as fighting in 1722-25. Vail calls it an "excellent history," and Field adds that Penhallow's "work on the Indian wars is esteemed as the highest authority on that subject." Penhallow, although having gone to Massachusetts as a missionary, became a chief justice of the colony, and as such was in an excellent position to know about colonial military affairs. A very rare book, accorded a "c" rating by Howes. Vail calls it an "excellent history," and Field ranks it "among the rarest of New England imprints." HOWES P201, "c." CHURCH 904. EVANS 2796. SABIN 59654. FIELD 1202. STREETER SALE 674. VAIL 351.

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        Inarime seu de Balneis Pithecusarum. Libri VI.

      Neapoli, Felix Mosca, 1726. In 8vo; cc. 20n.nn., pp.320, cc. 12n.nn. Stemma di Giovanni V al frontespizio peraltro con caratteri neri e rossi. Antiporta allegorica con l'isola d'Ischia sullo sfondo. 7 tavole incise in rame da A.Maillar dai disegni di A.Baldi, di cui una con pianta dell'isola. Testate, capilettera e finaletti finemente incisi. Pergamena coeva, tassello in oro al dorso, fregio dorato inquadra i piatti. Profilo del piatto anteriore parzialmente lacero. Giustiniani, Bibl. Storica, pag.83; Artigliere, 261: "E? questo un poema che elogia l'isola d'Ischia e le sue acque. L'autore trova modo di parlare di tutto il Regno di Napoli, di Pozzuoli, la Solfatara ed il Vesuvio"; Serra, Bibl.Isclana, pag.126; Sommervogel VI,1348-9; Lozzi 2212,nota.

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        Inarime, seu de balneis pithecusarum libri vi... neapoli, felix mosca, 1726.

      Cm. 19,5, pp. (40) 320 (24). Frontesipio in rosso e nero con stemma centrale, alcuni finissimi capolettera, sei testate ed 8 tavole fuori testo. Il tutto inciso in rame. Solida legatura coeva in piena pelle, dorso a nervi con titoli in oro e piccoli fregi. Sguardie marmorizzate e tagli rossi. Esemplare fresco ed in perfetto stato di conservazione. Edizione originale ed unica di questo raro poema latino sui bagni dell'isola d'Ischia. Molto belle le tavole incise tra cui spicca la bella raffigurazione geografico-allegorica dell'isola. Cfr. Olschki 9361.

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        THE LIFE AND STRANGE SURPRIZING ADVENTURES OF ROBINSON CRUSOE OF YORK, MARINER

      London, Printed for W. Mears, 1726.. Who lived eight years and twenty years all alone in an un-inhabited island onthe coast of America, near the mouth of the Great River Oroonoque, haveing been cast on shore by shipwreck wherein all the men perished but himself. With an Account how he was at last as strangley deliver'd by PYRATES. Written by Himself. Adorned with cuts, in two volumes. VOLUME 1 ONLY, 1726, SEVENTH EDITION, LACKS THE FARTHER ADVENTURES. 12mo, approximately, 155 x 95 mm, 6 x 3¾ inches, engraved frontispiece and 6 plates, plates at pages 11, 28, 48, 195, 241 and 260 (the plates are the same as in the sixth edition), pages: title page, Preface, 1-294; collation: A1-A2, B1-N12, 01- 03, catchword on last page is "BOOKS" indicating advertisments, which are not present. Tailpiece to Preface and last page, headpiece to first page, early cloth binding, gilt lettering and rules to spine, gilt rules to edges of covers. Binding rubbed with slight wear to head and tail of spine, 10 mm, ½ inch split to top of lower hinge, cloth faded, corners bumped, inner paper hinges cracked, slight loss to bottom inner edges of first free endpaper, frontispiece has 2 small holes near Crusoe's hat repaired on blank side and joint between frontispiece and title page just beginning to separate at bottom, page 211 has tear to lower corner with loss to 5 lines on recto and 8 lines on verso, affecting 2-3 words on each line, light soiling, browning throughout, occasional small old ink spot, no loss of meaning, light ink scribble affecting 1 page, no loss of meaning, neat old ink name to first free endpaper (Mr Edw.Scott), endpapers age-browned, a reasonable copy of a very scarce edition. See: Henry Clinton Hutchins, Robinson Crusoe and its Printing 1719-1731, A Bibliographical Study, page 86. MORE IMAGES ATTACHED TO THIS LISTING.

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        Ratio Disciplinae 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. Small octavo, signed in 4s. (6 1/2 x 4 inches). [2],iv,10,207,[3]pp., including contents leaf. (Minor spotting, occasional small tears to margins ). Contemporary American brown morocco, covers panelled in blind, the inner panel with small flower-spray tools at each corner, the flat spine divided into compartments by intermittent rolls in blind. In a half morocco slipcase. Mather reviews church principles - a key work of New England church history. 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's 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). This copy with important provenance to John Cotton (1693-1757), the minister of the Church in Newton and the great grandson of Puritan divine John Cotton (1585-1652), the maternal grandfather of Cotton Mather. Church 903; Evans 2775; Holmes 318; Sabin 46474; Streeter Sale 672.

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        GULLIVER'S TRAVELS

      1726. Very Good. [SWIFT, Jonathan]. TRAVELS INTO SEVERAL REMOTE NATIONS OF THE WORLD. In FOUR PARTS. By LEMUEL GULLIVER, First a SURGEON, and then a CAPTAIN of several SHIPS. Vol. I.[II.] London: Printed for Benj. Motte, at the Middle Temple-Gate in Fleet-street, 1726[-1727]. Mixed first and second edition. Four parts bound in two octavo volumes: xii,148,[vi],164; [vi],155,[1 blank],199,[1 blank]. Engraved frontisportrait of Gulliver in Vol. I in the usual second state, with the inscription "Captain Lemuel Gulliver of..." on the oval and a Latin inscription on the tablet. Also illustrated with four maps, two plans, and numerous wood-engraved head- and tail-pieces. Contemporary calf boards, expertly rebacked with later matching calf spines and leather labels, all edges stained red. Early ink ownership on front fly-leaf of Vol. I. Boards have gently rounded fore- corners and abraded surfaces. The lower joint of Vol II is starting. Rear endpapers in both volumes are replacements and are slightly toned. Occasional light foxing and/or soling to text, but very good overall. Vol. I is first edition, second printing (Teerink no. 290: first edition state AA) throughout, with all titles, typos, pagination, and signatures as called for. Vol. II is second edition (Teerink no. 293) throughout, with all titles, typos, omissions, pagination, and signatures as called for, including "The Second Edition, Corrected" on the title-page and the facing page of advertisements. Gulliver's Travels was an immediate success upon publication (28 October 1726), requiring many rapid, subsequent printings to meet demand, all of which has led to its bibliographical complexity. For example, the time elapsed between the printing of the two volumes in this set was only six months. And based upon the style, condition, and wear to the bindings of these volumes, they were probably mated at or immediately after publication in 1727.

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