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        Ichnographia urbis Jedo, quae japonici imperij metropolis & summi japonum monarchae sedes est ex mappa japonica musei Sloaniani

      Londra 1727 - Rara e importante pianta della città di Tokjo, pubblicata nell'opera The History of Japan, edita a Londra, in 2 volumi, nel 1727. Sotto questo titolo venne dato alle stampe il manoscritto inedito del medico, viaggiatore e scrittore tedesco Engelbert Kaempfer (1651–1716), il cui titolo originale era "Heutiges Japan". Alla sua morte, i manoscritti inediti vennero acquistati da Sir Hans Sloane, noto collezinista scozzese, che incaricò il suo bibliotecario svizzero, John Gaspar Scheuchzer, di tradurlo in inglese. Ne seguì una traduzione olandese del 1729, due francesi: in due volumi del 1729 e in 3 volumi nel 1732. La traduzione in tedesco, dalla prima inglese, apparve nel 1777. L'opera, non solo era la più voluminosa rispetto alle altre pubblicate, ma per la precisione della trattazione, le numerose e originali fonti utilizzate e presentate - incluse le mappe e le vedute raccolte da Kaempfer -divenne subito in Europa un riferimento imprescindibile per la conoscenza del Giappone. Acquaforte, usuali pieghe di carta, lieve e uniforme brunitura, nel complesso in ottime condizioni. Very rare and important historical plan of Tokjo, published in 1727 as part of The History of Japan, by Kaempfer - Sheuchzer. Engelbert Kaempfer (1651–1716) traveled to Russia, Persia, India, South-East Asia, and Japan between 1683 and 1693. His writings were the chief source for European knowledge about Japan: Amœnitatum exoticarum politicophysicomedicarum fasciculi V, published in 1712, is especially important for medical observations and the first extensive description of Japanese plants – and his History of Japan became the chief source of Western knowledge about the country throughout the 18th century. At Kaempfer’s death, the unpublished manuscripts were purchased by Sir Hans Sloane, and conveyed to England, among them the manuscript for a history of Japan under the title „Heutiges Japan". Sloan had the manuscript translatied into English by Johann Caspar Scheuchzer (1702–1729) and published at London, in 2 vols., in 1727. A Dutch translation was published in 1729, a French in 1729 (2 volumes) and 1732 (3 volumes). A German version – translated from the English text, was published in 1777. The Scheurchzer-Kaempfer book not only was far more voluminous than any of its predecessor, it also was far more successful. Indeed,i view of its systematic thoroughness and the manyy original sources it used and presented - including maps and other visuals colletcted by Kaempfer in Japan - it deservedly became the lodestar od Europe's views of and opinions on Japan for the next century. Copper etching, slightly browned, usual paper folds, otherwise in very good condition. Dimensioni 400 390mm

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        Relation d’un voyage du Levant, fait par ordre du Roy. Contenant L’Histoire Ancienne & Moderne de plusieurs Ifles de l’Archipel, de Constantinople, des Côtes de la Mer Noire, de l’Arménie, de la Georgie, des Frontieres de Perfe & de l’Afie Mineure. Avec Les ¨Plans des Villes & des Lieux confiderables ; le Genie, les Mœurs, le Commerce & la Religion des differens Peuples qui les habitent ; et l’Explication des Medailles & des Monuments Antiques. Enrichie de Descriptions & de Figures d’un grand nombre de Plantes rares, de divers Animaux : Et plusieurs Obfervations touchant l’Histoire Naturelle. Par M. Pitton de Tournefort, Confeiller du Roy, Academicien penfionnaire de l’Academie Royale des Sciences, Docteur en Medecine de la Faculté de Paris

      Chez les frères Bruysset, 1727 - Lyon, Chez les frères Bruysset, 1727. 3 vol. in 8 de [10 ff. n. ch.]-379pp., 44_-[4 (approbation du Roy)]pp., 404-[30 (table des matières), 2 b.]pp., reliures en plein veau fauve de l’époque, dos à 4 nerfs ornés de caissons dorés, pièce de titre de basane rouge de l’époque encadrée d’un filet doré, titre doré, pièce de titre récente au premier volume, queues des dos frottées, coiffes réparées, bordures des plats et coupes réparées, rousseurs éparses, mouillures à la tête de quelques feuillets du premier volume, mouillures à la tête des premiers feuillets du deuxième volume, mouillures à l’angle supérieur externe des derniers feuillets du dernier volume, gravures en bandeau, très beaux culs-de-lampe, 154 planches gravées sur cuivre d’après Claude Aubriet dont 9 dépliantes : vues et plans topographiques, monuments et détails archéologiques, botanique et zoologique, costumes, tranches rouges, agréable et bel exemplaire. L’auteur (1656-1708) fut un célèbre botaniste, d’abord à Aix en Provence, Montpellier puis au Jardin des Plantes de Paris. Il effectua plusieurs voyages dont le plus célèbre au Levant. Ce récit de voyage dont nous proposons ici les 3 volumes complets fut initié par Louis XIV, fut effectué en compagnie du peintre Claude Aubriet et du médecin Andreas von Gundelsheimer, en Crête et dans les îles grecques, à Constantinople, à Smyrne, sur les côtes de la mer Noire, en Arménie, en Géorgie et en Perse. L’ouvrage fut rédigé sous la forme de 22 lettres adressées au Comte de Pontchartrain, il contient d’importantes informations d’ordre ethnographique ou historique, des considérations sur le commerce, les religions et les mœurs des différents pays traversés, ainsi que la description de 1356 plantes ou animaux nouveaux ainsi que des curiosités relatives à l’histoire naturelle. Tournefort décrivit ici pour la toute première fois de nombreuses espèces, parfois mal connues ou inconnues en Occident. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        A system of magick; or, a history of the black art. Being an historical account of mankind`s most early dealing with the Devil; and how the acquaintance on both sides first began.

      London, printed and sold by J. Roberts 1727.. Mit gest. Frontispiz. 5 Bll., 493 S. Kalbsleder d. Zt. mit goldgepr. Rücken- und Deckelfileten, Stehkantenblindprägung und Rückenschild. ESTC T70333; Moore 487; Brunet II, 567; Crowe 159; Graesse II, 352; Rosenthal 2902. - Erste Ausgabe, einigen Quellen zufolge bereits 1726 herausgegeben. - Etwas berieben. Frontispiz mit leichter Quetschfalte. Gutes Exemplar!

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        Plan de l'Hostel Royal des Invalides

      1727 - Plan de l'Hostel Royal des Invalides CABINET DU ROI Sans lieu ni date (Paris, ca 1727). Grand in-folio (635x480 mm). Maroquin rouge, dos à nerfs orné de fleurs de lys répétées, large roulette dorée d'encadrement sur les plats avec grandes fleurs de lys dorées dans les angles et armes royales au centre, pièce de titre en maroquin vert, coupes et bordure intérieure décorées, tranches dorées (Reliure de Padeloup) L'illustration comprend 24 planches gravées en taille-douce par Daniel Marot, Jean Marot, Jean Le Pautre, Pierre Le Pautre et G. Scotin.: un frontispice (Départ du Roy, pour la guerre d’ Holande, dans lequel il ordonna, l’execution de l’hostel Royal des Invalides, dans la pleine de Grenelle sur la Seine proche Paris), 8 plans et 15 vues (coupes, élévations, vues en perspective, profils) dont 11 doubles. Une première série de dix-neuf planches gravées par Marot et Le Pautre, fut publiée à l'adresse de l'Imprimerie Royale en 1683. Quoique n'ayant pas été gravés pour le roi, les cuivres originaux furent acquis par l'abbé de Louvois au marchand d'estampes Demortain dans le but de les joindre à la collection royale. En 1711, Scotin grave le Plan général de la magnifique église royale des Invalides ainsi qu’une coupe ou vue intérieure dûs à l’architecte Hardouin Mansart d'après les dessins de Ferdinand Delamonce, Les gravures furent réimprimées sur ordre de l’abbé Bignon, bibliothécaire du Roi en 1727, sur papier grand aigle pour la seconde édition du Cabinet du Roi afin que toutes soient de même format. Les planches ajoutées sont: Plan général de la magnifique royale des Invalides, Hardouin-Mansard architecte, F. S. Delamonce, Scotin sculpt 1711 Coupe ou vue intérieure et perspective de la magnifique église royale des Invalides, Hardouin-Mansard architecte, F. S. Delamonce delin., Scotin sculpt 1711 Coupe ou vue intérieure et perspective de la magnifique église royale des Invalides, Hardouin-Mansard architecte, F. S. Delamonce delin., Scotin sculpt 1711 (la même sur planche double) Vue en perspective de l’élévation générale de l’Hôtel royal des Invalides (gravée par Jean Le Pautre sur 2 feuilles) Cachet « ?PM 1928 » au verso de chaque planche (Collection Gosudarstvennyj Ermitaz). Cette marque a servi pour des dessins et des estampes en double éliminés en 1928 et après. Elle figurait sur de très bonnes feuilles dispersées dans une vente chez C. G. Boerner à Leipzig les 11-13 novembre 1930 (Lugt, L.2681a – L.2061). La marque présente les trois premières lettres du nom Ermitage, en russe. Bel exemplaire relié en maroquin rouge aux armes masquées de la ville de Paris recouvertes d'armoiries royales aux trois fleurs de lys, provenant de l’Ermitage. Légères restaurations aux coins de la reliure. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Tractatus Juridico-Politicus de Jure Hospitiorum, Von Gast-Recht. Worinnen das, was zu dieser sehr nützlich - und nothwendigen Materie gehörig, insbesonderheit von Recht offentliche Gast- und Wirths-Häuser aufzurichten, von denen Wirthen und Gastgeben, vo

      Franckfurth du Leipzig, Georg Christoph Weber, 1727. 5 Bl., 304, 44 S., 22 Bl. Ganzpergamentband der Zeit mit goldgeprägtem Rückentitel auf braunem Lederrückenschild sowie sieben goldgeprägten Ornamentbändern. Mit ganzseitiger Kupferstich-Illustration als Frontispiz sowie mehreren großformatigen Kapitel- und Textvignetten. Hauptwerk des aus Ratzeburg stammenden Rechtswissenschaftlers Johann Gotthard Böckel (1645 - 1702). Nach Studium an der Universität Rostock und weiteren Studienaufenthalten an den Universitäten Heidelberg, Straßburg und Tübingen lehrte Böckel von 1673 an zunächst als außerordentlicher Professor der Rechte, von 1678 an als ordentlicher Professur für Feudalrecht und kanonisches Recht an der juristischen Fakultät in Helmstedt. Herausgeber Johann Jodocus Beck (1684 - 1744) lehrte als Professor für Kirchenrecht in Altdorf bei Nürnberg. Gliederung des Werkes: Cap. I: Von Erklärung der Wörter Hospitium, Hospes, Gast, Wirth, Herberg. Cap. II: Von der Beschreib- und Eintheilung deds Gast-Rechts. Cap. III: Von der Art und Weiß das Gast-recht zu constituirn.Cap. IV: Von der Formal-Ursache des Gast-rechts. Cap. V: Von dem Endzweck und Würkung des Gast-rechts.Cap. VI: Von der Obligation und Schuldigkeit des Gasts. Cap. VII: Von den Actionibus und Rechts-Mitteln, welche sowol dem Wirth, als dem Dast . zukommen. Cap. VIII: Von deme, was dem Gast-recht zu wieder.Cap. IX: Von der Handwercks Leute Herberg. Cap. X: Allerhand practicable Collectanea von Gadt-Recht. Anhang die Marckgrävlich Baad- und Hochbergische, wie auch Hochfürstl. Würtembergl. Und Ober- und Nieder-Bayrische Wirths-Ordnungen in sich haltend. Register. Sehr gutes, frisches Exemplar des sehr seltenen Werkes; Seiten sauber und fleckenfrei. Weitere Fotos auf der Homepage des Antiquariats (bitte Art.-Nr. auf der Angebotsseite in das Suchfeld eingeben). Versand D: 5,00 EUR Gastrecht Herberge Beherbergungsgewerbe Hotelgewerbe Hotel Gaststätte Gasthof

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        Le leggi della nuova Accademia degli Affilati di Pescia. Fatte l’Anno MDCCXXVII sotto la Protezione dell’Altezza Reale della Serenissima Violante Beatrice di Baviera Gran Principessa di Toscana.

      1727 - Manoscritto in 4°, pp. 44. Leg. dell’epoca marocchino granata. Piatti inquadrati da due cornici concentriche ornate, e fregi agli angoli oro. Dorso a nervetti con ricchi fregi oro. Tagli dorati. Testo in chiara grafia italiana corsiva.

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        PRACTICAL GEOMETRY: or, a New and Easy Method of Treating that Art. Whereby the Practice of it is render'd plain and familiar, and the Student is directed in the most easy manner thro' several Parts and Progressions of it. Translated from the French of Monsieur S. Le Clerc. The Third Edition. Illustrated with eighty copper-plates. Wherein, besides the several Geometrical Figures, are contain'd many Examples of Landskips, Pieces of Architecture, Perspective, Draughts of Figures, Ruins, &c.

      [ii], 195, [6 index] pages. Illustrated with eighty-two copper-plates. Recently re-bound in quarter calf, gilt. Small 8vo. Third edition. (But probably the first English edition.) Small blank corner missing from title; some light browning; else a very good copy.

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        Fabularum Aesopiarum Libri Quinque Cum Novo Commentario Petri Burmanni

      hardcover. Extra engraved title, printed title page in red and black. 263 pages + indices. 4to, contemporary gilt vellum over boards (vellum warped and detached from foredge and top of front board; t.p.s frayed; many pp. dog-eared and shaken). Leiden: Samuel Luchtmans, 1727. BOUND WITH: (HARE, Francis). Epistola Critica ad Eruditissimum Virum H. B. ... In qua Omnes doctissimi Bentleji in Phaedrum Notae atque Emendationes expenduntur. 93pp. n.p., n.d. (Leiden, 1727). ALSO WITH: SCHACHT, Hermanno Oosterdyk, ed. Oratio Funebris in Obitum ... Petri Burmanni. 74pp. 4to, Lugduni Batavorum: Samuel Luchtmans, 1741. The celebrated Burman edition of Phaedrus, "Edition fort estimee, surtout a cause de la preface critique contre Bentley." Brunet IV, p. 588. "I have carefully read over Burman's edition of Phaedrus," says Harwood, "and it is very correct and does great honour to the singular erudition and critical acumen of that great man." -- Dibdin II, 281. Erudition aside, this volume seems to be the product of intense scholarly squabbling between the great English classicist Richard Bentley and his rivals, of which Burman was one. Apparently, Bentley's inclusion of Phaedrus in his Terence of 1726 led to a falling out between Bentley and Burman, who had been planning this present edition of Phaedrus himself. Bentley had hastily published the Phaedrus to score points against another erstwhile friend, Francis Hare, later Bishop of Chichester) whose 1724 edition of Terence had been compiled with information he had obtained from Bentley, and issued prior to one projected by the latter. Hare subsequently retaliated against Bentley's Phaedrus with his caustic 1726 Epistola Critica, which is here reprinted. "The letter is in Latin, and is not only very scarce, but considered to be a very fine piece of classical criticism." (Dibdin II, p. 281). The third portion of this volume is comprised of funeral orations and inscriptions, written by various authors, in Latin and Dutch, on the occasion of Burman's death in 1741.

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        Rubricae Missalis Romani commentariis illustratae ... Accessere in hac novissima editione tractatus duo ejusdem auctoris, I. De processionibus ecclesiasticis & de Litaniis Sanctorum: II. De sacris benedictionibus, deque rebus benedictione sacratis.

      Ex typographia Balleoniana, 1727. Proper and legal performance of the liturgy, and especially of the Mass, was an overriding concern--one might say an obsession--of the post-Tridentine Catholic Church up until the II Vatican Council. Printing had made possible the standardization of liturgical texts and rubrics to a degree unknown in the middle ages; the Holy See issued a whole series of directions to avoid heresy, sacrilege, or an invalid celebration; and Jansenism made scrupulosity the order of the day. Commentaries like this one, printed in small type and focussing on every little thing that could possibly go wrong with the Mass, became more and more common: educating clergy in how to celebrate the liturgy flawlessly according to the rubrics. This is the second edition of this commentary on the rubrics of the Mass by Paulo Maria Quarti (fl. ca. 1663), a clerk regular; it was first published in 1674, but here carries added commentaries on processions, including the Litany of the Saints, and on blessings. The title-page is handsomely printed in red and black with a woodcut vignette, and the text is simply ornamented with a few remarkable woodcut initials and headpieces. Scarce.

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        Memoires presentés à Monseigneur le Duc DOrléans concernant les moyens de rendre ce royaume très puissant and daugmenter considérablement les revenues du roi and du peuple Hague and Amsterdam aux dépens de la compagnie

      

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        LES CHATS.

      [2], 204, [16] pages. Illustrated with 9 etched plates by Caylus, of which two are folding; folding genealogical table; one engraving in the Errata. Bound in contemporary full calf gilt; red label to spine. First edition. Tear in blank margin of genealogical plate; binding repaired at spine; bookplate; else a very good copy. Necker 1377 : 'First published in 1727 Les Chats is one of the earliest books written exclusively about cats. Because of the fame of its author and the ridicule with which it was received (due to its subject matter) the book was immediately popular and is often erroneously considered the first cat book. Other early cat books are lost in obscurity but Les Chats has become a classic in its field.'

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        Biblia sacra vulgatae editionis, Sixti V pont. max. jussu recognita, et Clementis VIII auctoritate edita. Distincta versiculis; Indiceque Epistolarum, & Evangeliorum aucta.

      Lugduni (Lyon), Sumptibus Fratrum Bruyset, 1727. 7 vols with different titles (vol 1: "Biblia sacra..", vol. 2: "Josue...", vol. 3: "Libri Paralipomenon...", etc.. 8vo (17,5x11 cm). Contemporary blind vellum, title in ms. on spine. - Small convent-stamp on titles, some minor defects to bindings (see photograph) but a good and clean complete set. Collation: Vol. 1 Biblia sacra.. : xcviii,501,(i blank) pp. (In most of the libraries only this volume present); vol. 2 Josue. Liber Judicum. Ruth. Libri Regum IV: 452,(i blank) pp.; vol. 3 Libri Paralipomenon duo. Libri Esdrae II. Tobiae. Judith. Esther. Job: 406 pp.; vol. 4 Liber Psalmorum. Proverbia. Ecclesiastes. Canticum canticorum. Sapientia. Ecclesiasticus: 431,(i blank) pp.; vol.5 Prophetae maiores, seu prophetiae Isaiae, Jeremiae, Baruch, Ezechielis, et Danielis: 488 pp.; vol. 6 Prophetae minores. Libri Machabaeorum duo, Esdrae III et IV: 364, (xii): "Index Testimoniorum a Christo et apostolis in Novo Testamento", (xii):" Hebraicorum, Chaldaeorum, Graecorumque nominum interpretatio", (cxxvi)pp.: "Index Biblicus", vol. 7 Novum Testamentum domini nostri Jesu Christi, vulgatae editionis, Sixti V et Clementis VIII summorum pontificum jussu et auctoritate recognitum, editum, atque versiculis distinctum: 662,(xxii): "Index epistolarum et Evangeliorum...", (ii) pp.: "Privilege".

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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. To which are prefix'd, several copies of verses explanatory and commendatory; never before printed.

      Printed for Benj. Motte, at the Middle Temple Gate in Fleet-street. 1727 Four parts bound in two volumes. [28], v-xii, 148pp; [6], 164pp; [6], 155 [1]p, preliminary ad. leaf; [8], 199, [1]pp, portrait frontispiece, 5 engraved maps, and an engraved plate. 8vo. Tear with loss of text to A3 (contents leaf) vol. II from wax adhesion with verso of Plate III, undamaged though wax visible through plate, some browning & foxing, the first titlepage & frontispiece dusted, old waterstain at head from attempt to remove later 18th century signature. Later e.ps & pastedowns. Contemporary calf, recased, not recently, retaining original backstrips, later morocco labels; corners neatly repaired, some abrasions to boards, inner leading hinges cracked but firm. Signature of Samuel Coote Martin, 1787, on titlepages. Overall a perfectly good copy.ESTC T139025; Teerink 293. The second edition (4th octavo edition) printed May 4th 1727. The first edition to contain the verses which had been separately printed in March 1727. The portrait frontispiece is in 2nd state, first issue.

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        Holy Bible

      1727. BIBLE. The Holy Bible, Containing the Old and New TestamentsÂ… Oxford: John Baskett, 1727, 1726. Thick quarto, contemporary full black morocco, elaborately gilt-decorated spine and paneled covers, raised bands, marbled endpapers, all edges gilt. $4800.Impressive 1727 Oxford quarto edition of the magisterial King James Bible, handsomely bound together with a 1726 Book of Common Prayer and Sternhold and HopkinsÂ’ psalter in contemporary gilt-decorated morocco.First published in 1611 and indisputably the most influential of English Bible translations, the King James Version has exercised incalculable influence on piety, language and literature. Macaulay praised it as “a book, which if everything else in our language should perish, would alone suffice to show the whole extent of its beauty and power” (PMM 114). With separate New Testament title page dated 1726. Includes Apocrypha. With 1726 Book of Common Prayer bound at the front, and 1723 edition of Sternhold and HopkinsÂ’ psalter bound in at rear. Herbert 983. Griffiths 1726:3 (Book of Common Prayer). Faint foxing to first few leaves; minor marginal dampstain affecting corners of last several leaves. Text generally quite clean and fine; unrestored contemporary morocco-gilt in excellent condition and quite lovely. An impressive 18th-century Bible.

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        HISTOIRE DE POLYBE Nouvellement traduite par Dom Vincent Thuillier Avec un Commentaire ou un Corps de Sciences Militaire Jean-Charles de Folard (1669-1752) Polybe, vers 126 av. J.-C.), général, homme d'État, historien et théoricien politique, et sans doute le plus grand historien grec de son temps.

      GANDOUIN 1727 - 1727 à 1729 à Paris chez Gandouin, Giffart, Armand In-quarto plein veau vert bronze à coins, plats veau marron, premier volume légèrement plus grand aux fers légèrement différents mais ne nuit pas à l?uniformité.Volume de Supplément broché complet des 7 gravures dépliantes. 126 planches gravées dont Frontipice plus 7 au Supplément soit 133, la plupart dépliantes. Une quinzaine de bandeaux gravés superbes. COMPLET DES 133 PLANCHES. 1er volume : 39 planches hors texte la plupart dépliantes, et cartes. garde, 1 f. avec une vignette gravée du Siège de Douai avec un note manuscrite ancienne, ex-libris Edmond Vallet, p. de fx titre, Gravure frontispice de Le Blanc Ministre de la guerre avec ses armoiries par Le Prieur, p. de titre, 2 ff. nn. adresse à Le Blanc, lxxiv pages pour la préface et la vie de Polybe, lxxx p. pour le Traité de la Colonne, 279 p. et 3 ff. pour la Table. 2nd Volume : 36 Planches H. T. souvent dépliantes, bandeaux, Garde, 1 f. avec vignette gravée du Port de Toulon et note manuscrite, p. de fx titre, titre, xlij p. pour la Préface et la table, p. 279 à 473. 3me Volume : 17 Planches H. T. souvent dépliantes dont carte, bandeaux, Garde, 1 f. avec vignette gravée du de l?entrée de Louis XIV et note manuscrite, p. de fx titre, titre, xlij p. pour la Préface de la Défense des Places et la table, 5 ff. pour l?avant propos et la table, 434 p. 4me Volume : 21 Planches H. T. souvent dépliantes dont carte, bandeaux, Garde, 1 f, p. de fx titre, titre, xlviij p. et la table, 484 p. 5me Volume : 9 Planches H. T. souvent dépliantes dont carte, bandeaux, Garde, 1 f, p. de fx titre, titre, xxxviii p. pour la Préface et la table, 508 p. 6me Volume : 3 Planches H. T. dépliantes, Garde, 1 f, p. de fx titre, p. de titre, c p. pour la Préface et Tables diverses, 558 p. , 2 ff. Volume de SUPPLEMENT : SUPPLEMENT A L?HISTOIRE DE POLYBE Avec le Commentaire Militaire de FOLARD avec les Réponses à ces Critiques. 1774, A Amsterdam Chez Arkstée et Merkus P. frontispice par Schley, p. de titre bicolore avec jolie vignette gravée aux amours, 273 p. et 7 Planches Gravées numérotées. Polybe, vers 126 av. J.-C.), général, homme d'État, historien et théoricien politique, est sans doute le plus grand historien grec de son temps Edition Originale 1727 à 1730 et Supplément 2nd Edition de Chez Merkus non relié. Bien Complet de son supplément et des 133 Planches dont Frontispice, souvent dépliantes et Cartes. S?ajoutent de superbes Bandeaux. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Holy Bible

      1727. BIBLE. The Holy Bible, Containing the Old and New Testaments… Oxford: John Baskett, 1727. Two volumes. Quarto, contemporary full red-brown elaborately gilt-tooled morocco rebacked with original spines laid down, raised bands, black morocco spine labels, marbled endpapers, all edges gilt. $9200.Impressive 1727 Oxford quarto edition of the magisterial King James Bible, illustrated with six folding maps of “sacred geography” and 260 fine engravings by John Sturt “from designs of the greatest masters,” beautifully bound together with a 1726 Book of Common Prayer, concordances and metrical psalter in a stunning elaborate morocco binding gilt-tooled in a “cottage roof” design.“If everything else in our language should perish, [the King James Bible] would alone suffice to show the whole extent of its beauty and power” (Macaulay). First published in 1611, the King James Bible is “the only literary masterpiece ever to be produced by a committee and was the work of nearly 50 translators… [who] lived at a period when the genius of the language was in full flower” (PMM 114). Bound with a 1726 Oxford edition of the Book of Common Prayer—“as a source of spiritual inspiration, it is for most Englishmen second only to the Bible” (PMM 75)—at the front of the second volume, preceded by an engraved frontispiece portrait of King George II. Sturt’s engravings, printed and sold by Richard Ware, were designed to be fitted and bound with various “house” or family Bibles such as this one. In this copy, his fine engravings depicting dramatic scenes and important people from Scripture appear two to a plate with a lovely engraved ornament depicting angels beneath; the 130 plates are appropriately bound throughout the biblical text. The six engraved folding maps of Sacred Geography (also published by Ware, 1725), each measuring approximately 15 by 18 inches when unfolded, are also bound in at relevant points. Handsomely bound in elaborately gilt-tooled full contemporary morocco using a “cottage roof” design of fleurons and foliate corner pieces within a wide, ornamental border. Separate New Testament title page dated 1726. Apocrypha bound following Revelation. Bound with a 1726 edition of Downame’s concordance and a 1723 edition of Sternhold and Hopkins’ popular metrical psalter. With additional engraved allegorical general title page; title page for Sturt’s engravings; and title page printed in red and black for Sacred Geography. Apart from the 1727 general title page, the Bible conforms to Herbert 979, a 1726 Baskett quarto, with 1726 New Testament title page, Apocrypha present and Revelation ending on leaf 4I2b (although Herbert’s copy lacked all, including title page, preceding F3). Griffiths 1726:3 (prayer book). Contemporary gift inscriptions (“Ann Bridges, a present from her Father the first visit she paid him after her Marriage”). Previous owner’s signatures, address labels to front pastedowns.Scattered light foxing, occasional light embrowning. Closed tear along hinge of folding map “Situation of Paradice” (Genesis 3). Closed tear to plate following 4A1, Volume II, not affecting images. Minor paper restoration in Volume II to plates following 3S3, 3U2, 3X7, not affecting images. Binding bright and fine. A most beautiful Bible in magnificent binding and excellent condition.

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        A COLLECTION OF SEVERAL TRACTS OF THE RIGHT HONOURABLE EDWARD, EARL OF CLARENDON. Author of The History of the Rebellion and Civil Wars in England. Published from His Lordship's Original Manuscripts.

      London: Printed for T. Woodward, at the Half-Moon over against St. Dunstan's Church in Fleetstreet, and J. Peele, at Locke's Head in Pater-noster-Row, 1727. [iv], 770 pages of text. Modern maroon cloth binding with minimal shelfwear; printed paper label is rubbed. Final page torn, creased, soiled, with loss to margins, with old repair (no adhesive stain). Remainder of text including title page is relatively clean and bright, but the majority of pages have a faint shadow of damp-staining in margins. Illustrated with several woodcut initials, head and tail pieces. Contains "A Discourse, by Way of Vindication of my self from the Charge of High-Treason, with which I was charged by the House of Commons, November, 1667" and "Contemplations and Reflections upon the Psalms of David, applying those Devotions to the Troubles of the Times" (29 works in all). Stuarts 1603-1714. Lowndes "These Tracts were obtained from Lord Clarendon's youngest daughter, the Lady Frances Knightley.". First Edition. Hardcover. Very good- condition. Folio.

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        Bloeijende opkomst der aloude en hedendaagsche Groenlandsche visschery. . Uitgebreid met eene korte historische beschryving der noordere gewesten, . Met byvoeging van de walvischvangst, . Nevens een korte beshryving van de Terreneufsche Bakkeljaau-Visschery.Amsterdam, Isaak Tirion, 1728. 4to. With 5 (of 6) folding engraved maps, 11 engraved plates (1 folding), and 2 woodcut illustrations in text. Contemporary calf, gold-tooled spine and board edges.

      - Allen 192 note; Sabin 106376; Tiele, Bibl. 1241 note; STCN (3 copies). Scarce reissue of the 1727 second and final edition (greatly expanded and revised from the first edition of 1720, and with additional plates) of a highly esteemed work on whaling. "It is by far the most important of the early authorities on the northern whale fishery and must always be one of the chief sources of information for the early history of the subject. It also gives one of the best figures of the Greenland Right Whale published prior to the present century, and also one of the best early figures of the Cachelot" (Allen). Unfortunately lacking the frontispiece and the map of Nova Zembla, but otherwise a very good copy, with some water stains and a tiny wormhole. Binding good, though worn at the hinges. The definitive edition of an essential resource for any study of the whaling trade.

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        Le Code Noir ou Edit du Roy, Servant de Reglement pour Le Gouvernement & l’Administration de la Justice, Police, Discipline & le Commerce des Esclaves Negres, dans la Province & Colonie de la Loüisianne.

      4to. [27 x 21 cm]. (8) ff. Spine strengthened with old linen strip, and bound in early 20th century half green calf over buckram with gilt title on cover. Bookplate of the Howard Memorial Library on pastedown, reference number on lower margin of leaf A1, and perforated stamp of the same on blank margin of Aiiii. Otherwise a pleasant, fresh and untrimmed copy.  Excellent. Rare first edition of the first American ‘Code Noir’ (‘Black Law Code’) – and the first obtainable printing of this landmark document in the history of African slavery and commerce in North America. The first slaves arrived in Louisiana colony in 1710 as prizes captured from Spanish ships; they would soon become integral to the region’s plantation-based economy, and the present document reflects the urgent need for the lawful regulation of their well-being, rights, religious education, and punishment, as well as their physical purchase and sale. Organized into 54 articles, the present Code Noir was the second to have been printed, after an initial version intended to regulate Caribbean slaves appeared in 1685 (though never separately issued). The brainchild of France’s Minister of Finance, Jean Baptiste-Colbert, the Code Noir was composed due to calls from several quarters: a concern for the well-being of slaves, for their religious salvation, and to prevent the growing practice of inter-racial concubinage. By far the most compelling reason for the Code Noir, however, was to protect the commercial interests of the Crown and its subjects in this increasingly lucrative trade. It is perhaps telling that the first article of the Code Noir expels all Jews from the colony, while Article IV declares that negroes belonging to any master who is not a Catholic are liable to confiscation. Having thus defended the trade from the predatory influence of Jews and Protestants, the remaining articles concern the proper care and maintenance of the valuable slave population and its relations with its masters. Contrary to the more lenient document of 1685, for example, concubinage between masters and slaves is as strictly forbidden as marriage is. Slaves are forbidden from congregating in large crowds, from engaging in their commerce without written permission, and from carrying weapons or ‘heavy sticks’. Articles XVI-XIX provide for the proper clothing of slaves; some of the later articles discuss the rights according to manumitted slaves; and many of the articles relate to the correct punishment of slaves. Capital punishment is accorded to those who strike their masters, drawing blood; on the other hand, masters are forbidden from torturing their slaves on the rack or from mutilating them, on pain of confiscation. Interestingly, if a slave is executed for an offense, a fair compensation will be paid by the state to his master, raised by a tax on all slave holdings in the colony. "As plantations became central to the Caribbean colonies… French slave law was systemized as the Code Noir (1685)… Viewed by many historians as somewhere between the protective and humane Spanish codes and the harsher laws of the British and Dutch, the Code Noir would gradually lose many of its moderating provisions to subsequent colonial legislation of the eighteenth century, which sought to control the overwhelming expansion of the slave population." (Cambridge World History of Slavery, III: 602-3). OCLC shows institutional holdings at the NYPL, Harvard, University of North Carolina, Yale, the Historic New Orleans Collection, and the JCB. *Chadenat 4865; not in Alden & Landis:  Sabin 14124 ("Very important").

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        Istoria diplomatica che serve d’ introduzione all’ arte critica in tal material. Con raccolta de’ documenti non ancor divulgati, che rimangono in Papiro Egizio. Appresso per motive nati dall’ istessa opera siegue ragionamento sopra gl’ italic primitive in cui si scuopre l’ origine degli Etrusci, e de’ Latini. Per appendice l’ epistola a Cesario illustrate, e altri monumenti.

      Alberto Turnermani, Mantua 1727 - 4to. pp. xxii, [2], 260 (i.e. 272), [2], 261-338. [Pagination is erratic, repeating 161-172 in numbering]. With 6 plates including a frontispiece depicting the dedicatee, Victor Amedeus II Duke of Savoy; a fold-out illustrating the Roman triumphal arch at Susa (outside of Turin) with a restored inscription; 3 fold-outs reproducing Roman papyri manuscripts; 1 plate depicting Roman coins. An illustration on p. 236 accompanies the text (showing a winged Roman or Etruscan spirit). The title page is printed in red and black and includes an engraved vignette. Text is in Italian with Latin sections. Bound in full contemporary mottled calf showing rubbing, staining and general wear. Hinges and head caps are carefully restored; board corners are repaired. Several gilt panel lines on the spine are renewed (with new gold somewhat brighter than the old). Interior pages are generally crisp and fresh. Occasional scholarly Latin marginalia are written as glosses in a very neat, miniscule old hand (19th cent. or earlier) – sometimes easy, at first glance, to confuse with the regular printed glosses. A small marginal tear on p. 93 is neatly sealed. A minor tear near the hinge of the triumphal arch plate is also sealed. Scipione Maffei’s "Istoria diplomatica" is a landmark book in the history of paleography. This work firmly established the unity of the Latin script and disproved Jean Mabillion’s earlier theory that Latin upper case, lower case and cursive characters derived from five different early alphabets. Maffei’s book also analyzes the Ravenna papyri, a collection of late Roman administrative documents from the chancery of the Archdiocese of Ravenna dating from the 5th-7th centuries c.e., many of which are here transcribed and published for the first time. Other documents are also mentioned including the famous bronze tablet, "Senatus Consultum", prohibiting the celebration of the Bacchanalia. Another section discusses the origin of the Etruscan and Italic alphabet. [Razzolini, Biblio. dei testi di lingua a stampa, p. 212; Brunet III, 1291; Graesse IV p. 334] [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        A Voyage to Cacklogallinia: with a Description of the Religion, Policy, Customs and Manners of that Country.

      J. Watson, London 1727 - First edition of this early 18th century satire published in imitation of Johnathan Swift's masterpiece Travels into Several Remote Nations of the World, or, Gulliver's Travels. Octavo, bound in full brown morocco by Charles Thurman, Binder. Raised bands, gilt titles and tooling to the spine, embossed front and rear panels, engraved frontispiece. From the library of NASA scientist and science fiction expert Frederick I. Ordway III, best known for his contribution to the development of close personal friend, Stanley Kubrick's, epic film 2001: A Space Odyssey. Rare.       Published in 1726 under the pseudonym Lemuel Gulliver, Irish clergyman Jonathan Swift's Travels into Several Remote Nations of the World is perhaps the greatest masterpiece of satire ever written and a forerunner of the modern novel. Imitating the style and content of the 'traveler's tale' literary genre popular at the time, Gulliver's Travels gained popularity as soon as it was published and provided a sharp critique of human nature and modern society. Published only a year later in direct imitation of Gulliver's Travels, A Voyage to Cacklogallinia's true author is unknown, yet likely had a background in the sciences as is evident throughout the text. A Voyage to Cacklogallinia is one of the earliest novels to describe a voyage to the moon, a journey taken by the protagonist with the aid of the inhabitants of Cacklogallinia, six-foot intelligent chickens. Published in England during the age of both celestial and global discovery and exploration, the novel is one of the earliest examples of proto-science fiction. The book's previous owner, Aerospace scientist and author Frederick I. Ordway III was known for large collection of astronautical-themed original paintings and science fiction novels of which this was one of the earliest examples. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        A Discourse of the Judicial Authority Belonging to the Office of Master of the Rolls in the High Court of Chancery

      First edition of Lord Hardwicke's only published work, "of great legal research and argument", legislation soon thereafter confirming his view of the Master of the Rolls' independence and significantly affecting authority within the Chancery. Modern calf, crimson morocco label, gilt, quite a good clean copy. Printed by W. Bowyer [etc.], London, 1727.

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        A New Account of the East Indies, Being the Observations and Remarks of Capt. Alexander Hamilton

      John Mosman 1727 - Leather covered boards. Volume 2. Five fold-out maps present (one is torn) + additional illustrations. Corners severely rubbed -- one corner chipped. Interior lightly foxed throughout. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Travels into several remote nations of the world in four parts.

      London, Motte, 2nd edition 1727. - By Lemuel Gulliver, first a surgeon, and then a captain of several ships. Mit gestochenem Portrait, 5 Karten, 1 Kupfertafel, 2 Blatt, XII, 148 Seiten; 3 Blatt, 164 Seiten; 12 Blatt (Vorwort zur 2. Auflage des 1. Bandes), 3 Blatt, 155 Seiten; 4 Blatt, 199 Seiten, Lederband der Zeit, 20 x 12,5 cm, Einband etwas berieben, ohne das vordere Vorsatzblatt, Titel hinterlegt und mit Trockenstempel, innen etwas gebräunt. 2. englische Ausgabe des berühmten Werkes. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        A TREATISE CONCERNING THE USE AND ABUSE OF THE MARRIAGE BED.

      London: Printed for T. Warner, 1727. viii, 406 pages of text. Full leather binding; original leather boards with new spine. Moderate wear to boards and minimal wear to spine. First edition, 2nd issue, without "Conjugal Lewdness" in the main title. The phrase is contained in the final of six subtitles, which are: The Nature of Matrimony...; The gross Abuse of Matrimonial Chastity...; The Diabolical Practice of attempting to prevent Child-bearing by Physical Preparations; The fatal Consequences of clandestine or forced Marriages...; Of unequal Matches, as the the Disproportion of Age, and how such, many ways, occasion a Matrimonial Whoredom; How married Persons may be guilty of a Conjugal Lewdness, and that a Man may, in effect, make a Whore of his own Wife... The title page is slightly soiled. First edition, 2nd issue. Moore 489; Rothschild 781.. First edition, 2nd issue. Hardcover. Very good condition. Octavo (8vo).

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        Naaukeurige Beschryving der uitwendige Gotsdienst-Plichten, Kerk-Zeden en Gewoontens van alle Volkeren der Waereldt; in en Historisch Verhaal, met eenige Naaukeurige Verhandelingen ontvouwen, door verscheiden Aanmerkigen opgeheldert; en kunstige Tafereelen afgemaalt: Geteekent door Bernard Picard. In VI Deelen. Vit het Fransch in Nederduitsch overgezet door Abraham Moubach. [Bd. 3: (...) Godtsdienst-Pflichten, Tempel-Zeden en Gewoontens der afgodische Volkeren (...); Bd. 5: (...) Godsdienst-Plichten, Kerk-Zeden en Gewoontens (...); Bd. 6: (...) Kerk-Zeeden (...) Weerelt (...)] [6 Teile in 6 Bden.; komplettes Ex. m. 224 gestochenen, tlw. gefalteten Taf.].

      `s Gravenhage / Amsterdam / Rotterdam, Rutg. Christ. Alberts / Hermanus Uytwerf / Jan Daniel Beman [Bd. 3 nun: Alberts en van der Kloot (etc.); ab Bd. 4 nun: (etc.) `s Gravenhaage, Isaak van der Kloot], 1727 - 1738 2° (42 x 27 cm), Bd. 1: Schmutztitel, 1 gestochenes Titelbl., Titelbl. in Rot und Schwarz m. gest. Vignette, 1 Bl. Dedikation m. Kupfer, 10 Bl. Vorrede, 1 Bl. Subskribenten, 387 S. m. 1 Kupfer, einigen Vignetten u. 36 gestochenen Taf. (davon 5 gefaltet; nummeriert von 1 - 37, Nr. 17 [ist zugleich 18] vierblattgross), 1 Bl. Inhaltsverz., 1 Bl. Bindeanweisung; Bd. 2: Titelbl. in Rot und Schwarz m. gest. Vignette, 324 S. m. 1 Kupfer u. 26 gestochenen Taf. (davon 2 gefaltet; nummeriert von 38 - 63), 2 Bl. Inhaltsverz.; Bd. 3: Titelbl. in Rot und Schwarz m. gest. Vignette, 3 Bl. Vorrede, 187 S. m. 1 Kupfer, 2 Bl. Inhaltsverz., 229 S. m. 1 Kupfer, 3 Bl. Inhaltsverz. m. einigen Vignetten, 45 gestochene Taf. (davon 1 gefaltet; nummeriert von 64 - 108); Bd. 4: Titelbl. in Rot und Schwarz m. gest. Vignette, 424 S. m. 1 Kupfer, einigen Vignetten u. 58 gestochenen Taf. (davon 7 gefaltet; nummeriert von 109 - 166), 16 Bl. Inhaltsverz.; Bd. 5: Titelbl. in Rot und Schwarz m. gest. Vignette, 3 Bl., 368 S. m. 1 Kupfer, einigen Vignetten u. 19 gestochenen Taf. (davon 5 gefaltet; nun nicht mehr nummeriert), 16 Bl. Inhaltsverz.; Bd. 6: Titelbl. in Rot und Schwarz m. gest. Vignette, 3 Bl., 340 S. m. 1 Kupfer, einigen Vignetten u. 14 gestochenen Taf. (davon 5 gefaltet; nicht nummeriert), 1 Bl. Inhaltsverz., 317 S. m. 1 Kupfer, einigen Vignetten u. 26 gestochenen Taf. (davon 1 handkoloriert u. 7 gefaltet), 21 Bl. Inhaltsverz., Pgt. d. Zt. auf 8 echten Bünden, Deckelpräg., handschriftl. Rückentitel, In Bd. 1 1 Blattsprung (nach S. 154 folgt 157 f., dann S. 155 f.), in Bd. 2 1 Taf. lose; Bd. 3: einige Rückenverluste; Ecken tlw. bestossen, gesamthaft sauberes u. frisches Ex. Der Text niederl.. die Legenden der Tafeln (gezeichnet u. gestochen von Bernard Picart) frz.; die Tafeln folgen der frz. EA. 1723 ff. Bräuche. Räumlichkeiten etw. der christlichen und nicht-christlichen Religionen; der Tet kompiliert von verschiedenen Autoren. - «Bernard Picart (1673 - 1733). Graveur. Marchand d`estampes. Elève de son père Etienne et de Benoît Audran. puis en 1689 de Sébastien Leclerc. Premier séjour en Hollande en 1696. et retour en France en 1698. Quitte la France en 1710 pour la Suède. puis en 1711 pour la Hollande» (BnF). Versand D: 20,00 EUR Alte Drucke - nach 1550 Illustr. Bücher - allgemein Religion - allgemeinNeueingänge - Alte Drucke/ Faksimile

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        Coûtumier général ou corps et compilation de tous les commentateurs sur la Coûtume du Comté et Pays de Poitou avec les conférences des autres coûtumes, les notes de M. Charles du Moulin, de nouvelles observations sur le tout, tant de Coûtume que de droit écrit.

      Poitiers, chez Jacques Faulcon, 1727, 2 vol. in folio, de 2ff. XXX 961pp. (le portrait manque) & 1f. 886p. 1f., pl. veau marbré époque, dos orné, deux coins inf. lég. usés, qq. rares rousseurs et qq. annotations de l'époque en marge sinon bel exemplaire sans le portrait. Analyse érudite et approfondie de la coutume poitevine, incluant les commentaires de ses prédécesseurs et les comparaisons avec les régions voisines : l'Angoumois, la Touraine ou La Rochelle. On y trouve aussi de nbr. références croisées. Aucune autre analyse originale de la coutume de Poitou ne sera réalisée après lui. L'oeuvre fut publiée par son fils 20 après la mort de Boucheul. ¶ Dupin II. p.246 n°837-14. "Boucheul était avocat au siège royal du Dorat, capital de la Basse-Marche, lieu de sa naissance..." ... il sera ensuite juge sénéchal de la baronnie du Riz-Chauveron (Haute-Vienne), et sa réputation lui vaudra d'être appelé « l'aigle de son temps ».

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        LE CODE NOIR OU EDIT DU ROY, SERVANT DE REGLEMENT POUR LE GOUVERNEMENT & L'ADMINISTRATION DE LA JUSTIC, POLICE, DISCIPLINE & LE COMMERCE DES ESCLAVES NEGRES, DANS LE PROVINCE & COLONIE DE LA LOUISIANNE. DONNE A VERSAILLES AU MOIS DE MARS 1724

      Paris, 1727. 15pp. Quarto. Dbd. Small ink number on first leaf. Very good. The exceedingly rare 1727 printing of the earliest French laws regulating the slave trade in Louisiana. Composed in fifty-five articles, the "Black Code" established a comprehensive list of personal and civil regulations relating to slavery, including but not limited to the following: slave owners are forbidden to marry their slaves and, if they produce children with slaves, these children will remain slaves; children of slaves adopt the status of their mothers, and become the slaves of their mother's masters. Slaves are not allowed to carry any kind of weapon, nor to assemble by day or night; they are forbidden to sell on the market or to hawk from door to door, without their master's permission; the master is responsible for the slaves' food and clothing, and for their care in case of illness; slaves have no legal or civil standing, nor can they fill any public office or be accepted as witnesses; slaves who hit their masters will be put to death; theft is punished with penalties ranging from corporal punishment to death, and the master is held responsible for thieving on the part of his slave; and is allowed to choose between making reparation for the loss involved or conceding the slave to the person wronged; slaves who run away have their ears cut off, should they run away a second time their legs, and the third time they are put to death; masters are not allowed to torture their slaves, but if they believe the slaves deserve punishment, they are allowed to chain them and beat them with whips or ropes. In addition to providing restrictions and applying inhuman standards on slaves, the CODE NOIR ordered the expulsion of all Jews from Louisiana and prohibited the exercise of any religion other than Roman Catholicism, while also requiring the baptism of all slaves into the Catholic faith. The CODE NOIR was first established by Louis XIV in 1685 to codify the administration of French slaves in the Caribbean. It was applied first to Saint Domingue, then to the West Indies in 1687, Guyana in 1704, Mauritius and Réunion in 1723, and Louisiana in 1724. As such, this 1727 printing was the first version of the CODE NOIR to pertain to any area that is now part of the United States. In their 1936 catalogue, THE FRENCH COLONISATION OF AMERICA, the venerable firm of Maggs Bros. described this printing as "a most interesting and important decree" and priced it just £2.2s less than the 1685 edition (both items were among the most valuable in the catalogue). The "Black Code" would remain in force until the sale of Louisiana by France to the United States in 1803. A very important and also very rare imprint, with only eleven worldwide institutional copies in OCLC, spread over three records. This is the first and only copy handled by this firm in over forty years in the trade. MAGGS, FRENCH COLONISATION OF AMERICA 297. WROTH & ANNAN 1058. SABIN 14124 ("very important"). HOWES C530 (later eds). OCLC 24446467, 145432748, 461080998.

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        Eerste handleiding tot de bloem- teken- schilder- en borduurkonst, in XXIV. voorbeelden van bloemen en vruchten, in omtrekken en kleuren, nevens eene tafel der onderscheidene verwen. Amsterdam, W. Holtrop, 1802. Oblong 8vo (text) and oblong small 4to (plates) (12 x 17.5 cm). With loose full-page engraved colour-key plate showing 66 numbered small rectangles, hand-coloured as samples of watercolours, and 24 loose full-page engraved plates, each with a pair (or in one case 2 pair) of nearly identical flowering or fruit-bearing plants (plate size 9.5 x 14 cm), the left-hand examples left uncoloured and the right-hand examples coloured as a guide. Complete with the undated prospectus (one 8vo leaf, 22.5 x 12.5 cm, printed on both sides) with an engraved tulip at the head, nearly identical to no. 13 in the plates, but differently coloured. Loose in (later?) green paper wrapper, in contemporary slipcase covered with marbled paper. The 25 prints with gilt edges.

      Saalmink, p. 1195 (1 copy); Picarta (same copy); WorldCat (same copy). Rare first and only edition of an exceptionally beautiful model book for painting, colouring and embroidery, mainly of flowers and fruits, designed by a painter from the famous Saxon porcelain factory at Meissen. The title-page merely calls him "Lück", but he must be either Johann Heinrich Lück (1727-1797), one of the most famous Meissen porcelain painters, or (since it does not indicate that he had recently died) possibly a son. The booklet accompanying the prints includes 11 pages of instructions and advice, and a numbered list of the 66 pigments used for the colour key.The prospectus includes a numbered list of the flower plates (and notes the colour key), a French poem by De Lille (both also present in the album itself), and a letter by the publisher addressed to "Nederlandsche Juffers" (Dutch young ladies), especially recommending Lück's models for their "creations with brush and needle". If accepted gratefully, the publisher would consider a second volume as well, but none appeared. We have located only one other copy (at the Rijksmuseum in Amsterdam).In fine condition. Rare popular guide to flower painting, intended for young ladies, by a leading painter of Meissen porcelain.

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        Memoires de François Paul de Clermont, Marquis de Montglat, Mestre de Camp du Régiment de Navarre, Grand Maître de la Garderobe du Roi, & Chevalier de ses Ordres

      First Edition. A title vignette repeated on four volumes contained Erasmus. Title pages in red and black. Full brown calf time. Back to nerves ornate. Part of title and volume number in red morocco decorated with wheels. A lack in head cover of volume I had to work worm, ditto the last box. Wetness on the top plate of Volume II (blackened). 3 corners bumped. Essentially historical memories, the Marquis de Montglat gets very rarely scene, carefully gathering the facts of his time from 1635 to 1668; although memories provide military details (campaigns between France and Austria), Montglat seeks to thwart the mechanisms of the court; the troubles of the Fronde are skillfully described and with more impartiality in all the memories of the time (Retz et al.) The preface that the book is recommended Bougeant father, writer and Jesuit historian considered strong, which strove to edit very carefully these memories. --- Please note that the translation in english is done automatically, we apologize if the formulas are inaccurate. Contact us for any information! S.n. à Amsterdam 1727 in-12 (9x16,5cm) 4 volumes reliés

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        Manuscript, signed: "Tres quentas de cargo y datta, desde 1o de maio de 1726, hasta fin d agosto de 1728. Que son dos anos y un tercio de obra."

      1727. Arnedo de Marín was the accountant of the Inquisition in Mexico and the collection agent of the Conde de la Enjarada. He here gives the required accounting of income and expenses of the encomienda of the Conde de la Enjarada, Bernardino Carvajal Monctezuma y Vivero, and the collection of the share due to the Crown and now in the coffers of the Holy Office awaiting shipment on the Serrano fleet. The encomienda in question was located in regions of Metepeque and Tacuba. Even as late as the 1720s the encomienda seems to have been generating at least 4000 pesos per annum for the conde. His bloodline included as ancestors both Tezozomoc and Moctezeuma II. Provenance: Maggs, Bibliotheca Americana, part IV, 2912.

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        The Record of a Famous Action upon the Case. In Rythme. Wherein Priscilla Morecrave, Widow, was the Plaintiff, and Roger Pricklove was the Defendant. Being An Essay towards the Reformation of the Law [etc.]. Folio

      The rare reissue of Brome's satire humorously skewering in verse the Commonwealth's dictate that English be used in the law courts, here appearing some seventy years later, as again legal proceedings were proposed to be (and finally were) in English. Modern boards, somewhat rubbed, else clean with ample margins and with the Fairfax of Cameron bookplate, six copies in ESTC, 12 pages; the Taussig copy. Printed for J. Roberts at the Oxford Arms in Warwick-lane, London, 1727.

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        Genealogische Tabellen, nebst denen darzu gehörigen Genealogischen Fragen, zur Erläuterung Der Politischen Historie, mit sonderbahrem Fleiße zusammen getragen, Und vom Anfange biß auf diesen Tag continuiret. Zweyter, Dritter + Vierter Theil

      Leipzig, Joh. Friedr. Gleditschens seel. Sohn, 1727-1733. Quer 4° Ledereinband 3 Theile. mäßig erhaltene Exemplare, aber in Anbetracht des Alters noch gut, Einbände weisen Abwetzungen auf, bestoßene Ecken, das Papier ist stark braunfleckig, Schrift aber ohne Probleme lesbar Versand D: 5,00 EUR

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        l Cortegiano, or the Courtier: Written by Conte Baldassar Castiglione. And a New Version of the same in English. Together with Several of his Celebrated Pieces, as well Latin as Italian, both in Prose and Verse. To which is prefix'd, The Life of the Author. By A.P. Castiglione, of the same Family

      First Edition thus London Printed by W. Bowyer, for the Editor, MDCCXXVII [1727] First edition of the third English version of Castiglione's classic treatise on etiquette, the most celebrated instruction manual on the courtly manners of the Italian High Renaissance. 4to: [62],480,473-508pp [470, 471 misnumbered 471, 470 respectively; 473-79 repeated but text continuous and complete], with fine copper-engraved frontispiece by Vertue after the portrait by Raphael and parallel texts in Italian and English. Contemporary calf, spine in six compartments very richly gilt between raised bands, red morocco lettering piece gilt, covers framed with French fillets, edges speckled red. A superb copy, internally fine, the binding tight and secure, very expertly rebacked. Lowndes 386. ("emphatically termed by the Italians the 'golden book'.") ESTC N956 ("In this issue [of two], 'To the reader' is on the verso of the last page of 'To the king', and there is a list of subscribers.") Bowyer ledgers 1296 (showing "printing on three sizes of paper: 970 copies on demy, 24 on royal, 7 on writing royal"). PMM 59 (Venice, 1528). Fine ¶ First printed in Venice by Aldus, in 1528, and reprinted innumerable times since in every major European language. The earliest version in English, that of Sir Thomas Hoby, appeared in 1561; the second, by Robert Samber, in 1724. Castiglione's Il libro del cortegiano (The Book of the Courtier) "is a classic of Western literature: a conduct book describing the ideal courtier of the Renaissance (and to some degree the ideal court lady too); it is also a highly polished literary dialogue rich in classical lore and representative of the avant-garde culture of fifteenth- and sixteenth-century Italy. Responsible for transmitting fundamental cultural ideas abroad, among them the notion of the all-rounded, or 'Renaissance', man or woman, the stress on grace and elegance as part of the striving for perfection, and the details of the Neoplatonic love-theory then in vogue; it is also credited with having given rise in France to the concept of the gentilhomme and in England to that of the gentleman. . . . Interwoven into the fabric of the text is a wide spectrum of topics ranging from a theory of humor to an ethically grounded view of politics. . . . Truly encyclopedic in scope, The Book of the Courtier has been hailed as a veritable compendium of Renaissance culture." (Literary Encyclopedia) N. B. With few exceptions (always identified), we only stock books in exceptional condition. All orders are packaged with care and posted promptly. Satisfaction guaranteed.

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        Les Voyages de Cyrus, avec un Discours sur la Mythologie.

      Paris: Gabriel-Francois Quillau, 1727. Two volumes bound in one, small octavo, contemporary sprinkled calf, spine gilt. First edition of this influential description of an ideal kingdom, populated with figures from classical Greece.Ramsay was born in Ayr, Scotland in 1686, the son of a baker. As a young man he fought with the English in the war of the Spanish Succession, and while on the Continent sought to reconcile his religious qualms by journeying to see the renowned French divine, Fénelon. Deeply moved, he converted to Catholicism and remained with Fénelon until the mystic's death in 1715. Ramsay continued devoted, writing a life in 1723. He also became a tutor to the two sons of the Pretender, and continued to write philosophical tracts addressed to his pupils.The Voyages de Cyrus, his best known work, consciously imitates Fénelon's Adventures of Telemachus by integrating figures of classical Greek mythology into an ideal kingdom. Here, Cyrus journeys through the ancient world, continually appraising his own society. Although the work was widely reissued and enormously popular in the eighteenth century, it is not often discussed in the secondary works. Thus, Gove shows an awareness of the work and its debt to Fénelon, but contents himself with the grumpy assertion that it is merely an 'educational romance'. Small wormhole near the gutter of the opening pages but a very good copy.

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        MAILANDISCHER FELZUG

      1727. Rara ed interessante carta del Ducato di Milano e dei territori limitrofi. Il titolo è iscritto in decorativo cartiglio nell'angolo in alto a sinistra, mentre in basso, sempre a sinistra, in semplice riquadro sono riportate le scale metriche in Milliaria Germanica e Milliaria Italica. I principali centri abitati sono raffigurati in pianta.Da notare la raffigurazione degli accampamenti ed i percorsi dell'esercito imperiale oltre alla seganlazione dei luoghi in cui avvennero le battaglie. Coloritura coeva all'acquerello

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        Discours sur les loix de la communication du mouvement, qui a merité les eloges de l'Academie Royale des Sciences aux années 1724. & 1726. & qui a concouru à l'occasion des prix distribuez dans lesdites années.

      Paris: Claude Jombert, 1727. 1st Edition. Hardcover. 4to - over 9¾ - 12" tall. 4to (253x185 mm). [2: blank], [2], 108 pp., 5 folding engraved plates. Modern marbled papercard, paper label to front cover. Internally fresh with occasional very minor spotting. A fine, clean copy. ----DSB II, 54; Poggendorf I, 157. - Rare first edition of this important work on dynamics, "one of the major contributions to the vis viva controversy" (P. M. Heimann, "Geometry and Nature": Leibniz and Johann Bernoulli's Theory of Motion, in: Centaurus XXI1, März 1977, pp. 1-26). Near Fine.

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        Relation d'un voyage du Levant, fait par ordre du Roy

      New edition published ten years after the original, illustrated 154 boards inset Chez les Frères Bruysetà Lyon 1727 in-8 (12x19,5cm) (22) 379pp. et (4) 448pp. et (4) 404pp. (64) 3 volumes reliés

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        Magnalia Dei in locis subterraneis oder Unterirdischer Schatz-Cammer aller Königreiche und Länder, in ausführlicher Beschreibung aller, mehr als MDC. Bergwercke durch alle vier Welt-Theile ... Nebst Anmerckung aller der jenigen Länder und Oerter, wo Edelsteine zu finden. Three parts in two volumes....

      Braunschweig and Wolfenbüttel: Privately printed, 1727. 1st Edition. Hardcover. Folio - over 12 - 15" tall. Three parts in two volumes. Privately printed: Braunschweig 1727 and Wolfenbüttel 1730-1734. Folio (335 x 212 mm). [10], 368, [18]; [22], 1136 (i.e. 1138), [24]; [4], 64 pp. Titles printed in red and black, dedication leaves, list of subscribers in part 2, engraved portrait frontispiece, engraved device on title-pages, 53 plates (40 folding). Contemporary vellum and new vellum (vol. II newly bound), blue- and red coloured edges. Scattered very light to heavy spotting of text and light browning of text and plates of vol. II, about 30 leaves in vol. I with wormtrace in the upper blank margin, plates in vol. I trimmed close at head just into image of plate I and II and touching borders of 3 other plates. Altogether very good set. ----Hoover Coll. 181; Ward & Carozzi 354; Honeyman, 515; Duveen 57; Roller/Goodman I, 175. - FIRST EDITION, complete as here exceedingly rare, of the first compendium of the mining of the world, compiled after sources by Agricola, Münser et al. None of the Honeyman, Freilich or Macclesfield copies comprised all three parts. As normal, there is no plate 11 in the second part. "Important work on mineralogy and mining; it contains two extensive sections on the mines of North and South America, with an early reference to the discovery of gold in California. Brückmann has written this work based on studies in the mining regions of Germany and Hungary and a rich knowledge of the entire mining literature. He treats the mines of all European countries, as well as Africa, Asia and America (e.g. gold washing, silver mines in Potosi, each with ills.). There are also short sections on Brazilian mines in both volumes. The supplement exclusively treats Swedish mining. Beside minerals, the plates show numerous plans of mines as well as views of mining towns in the Hartz region (e.g. Goslar, Sankt Andreasberg, Claustal etc). Franz Brückmann practised medicine in Weferlingen while also devoting himself to his interests in the natural sciences. He then moved his practice to Braunschweig and later came into a considerable inheritance, after which he travelled and became interested in minerals, fossils, and geology. In 1725 he returned to Braunschweig and from 1728 on he lived in Wolfenbüttel where his association with the Duke of Brunswick additionally afforded him the opportunity to practice medicine and author many scientific books and articles on the natural sciences. Das erste Kompendium aller Bergwerke der Welt nach den bei Agricola und Münster aufgeführen Verzeichnissen. Aufwendig auf eigene Kosten gedruckte und reich illustrierte Publikation des Braunschweiger Arztes und Naturforschers. "Brückmann hat dieses Werk auf Grund von Studien in den Bergwerksgegenden Deutschlands und Ungarns und reicher Kenntnisse der gesamten Literatur geschrieben" (Koch). Behandelt die Gruben und Minen aller europäischer Länder sowie Afrika, Asien und Amerika. Das Supplement behandelt den schwedischen Bergbau. - Die Tafeln zeigen Mineralien, Grubenpläne sowie Ansichten von Bergwerken in Goslar, Rammelsberg, Falun, Potosi u.a.m. - Die Tafeln mit Mineralien, zahlr. Grubenplänen sowie Ansichten von Bergbaustädten (Goslar, Rammelsberg, S. Andreasberg, Claustal u. a.), ferner mit einer Förderanlage in Falun, Indianern beim Goldwaschen in Florida und einem Silberbergwerk in Potosi/Peru. - Tl. II wie in sämtl. Vergleichsexemplaren ohne die Tafel Nr. XI, die wie beschrieben auf S. 254 die erste Hälfte des Risses von Zacharias Koch (gest. von Daniel Lindemeier) zu Clausthal und Zellerfeld zeigen sollte. Taf. XII stellt den 2. Teil des Risses dar (das Original ist zu finden im Rissarchiv des Oberbergamts Clausthal-Zellerfeld). Very Good....

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        Memoires de François Paul de Clermont, Marquis de Montglat, Mestre de Camp du Régiment de Navarre, Grand Maître de la Garderobe du Roi, & Chevalier de ses Ordres

      S.n.. First Edition. A title vignette repeated on four volumes contained Erasmus. Title pages in red and black. Full brown calf time. Back to nerves ornate. Part of title and volume number in red morocco decorated with wheels. A lack in head cover of volume I had to work worm, ditto the last box. Wetness on the top plate of Volume II (blackened). 3 corners bumped. Essentially historical memories, the Marquis de Montglat gets very rarely scene, carefully gathering the facts of his time from 1635 to 1668; although memories provide military details (campaigns between France and Austria), Montglat seeks to thwart the mechanisms of the court; the troubles of the Fronde are skillfully described and with more impartiality in all the memories of the time (Retz et al.) The preface that the book is recommended Bougeant father, writer and Jesuit historian considered strong, which strove to edit very carefully these memories. --- Please note that the translation in english is done automatically, we apologize if the formulas are inaccurate. Contact us for any information! S.n. à Amsterdam 1727 in-12 (9x16,5cm) 4 volumes reliés

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        Some Thoughts Concerning the Study of the Laws of England. Particularly in the Two Universities [etc.]. The Second Edition

      Printed for J. Stagg . . . and D. Browne [etc.]. Wood's prescient effort, anticipating Blackstone, "urg[ing] the extension of legal education beyond the confines of the inns of court to the universities", with particular authors and subjects on both common and civil law recommended throughout. Modern 3/4 calf over marbled boards, gilt, a very good copy, quite clean and well-margined; the Taussig copy. Printed for J. Stagg . . . and D. Browne [etc.], London, 1727.

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         Coûtumier général ou corps et compilation de tous les commentateurs sur la Coûtume du Comté et Pays de Poitou avec les conférences des autres coûtumes, les notes de M. Charles du Moulin, de nouvelles observations sur le tout, tant de Coûtume que de droit écrit.

      Poitiers, chez Jacques Faulcon, 1727, 2 vol. in folio, de 2ff. XXX 961pp. (le portrait manque) & 1f. 886p. 1f., pl. veau marbré époque, dos orné, deux coins inf. lég. usés, qq. rares rousseurs et qq. annotations de l'époque en marge sinon bel exemplaire sans le portrait. Analyse érudite et approfondie de la coutume poitevine, incluant les commentaires de ses prédécesseurs et les comparaisons avec les régions voisines : l'Angoumois, la Touraine ou La Rochelle. On y trouve aussi de nbr. références croisées. Aucune autre analyse originale de la coutume de Poitou ne sera réalisée après lui. L'oeuvre fut publiée par son fils 20 après la mort de Boucheul. ¶ Dupin II. p.246 n°837-14. "Boucheul était avocat au siège royal du Dorat, capital de la Basse-Marche, lieu de sa naissance..." ... il sera ensuite juge sénéchal de la baronnie du Riz-Chauveron (Haute-Vienne), et sa réputation lui vaudra d'être appelé « l'aigle de son temps ».

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        Memoires presentés à Monseigneur le Duc DOrléans concernant les moyens de rendre ce royaume très puissant and daugmenter considérablement les revenues du roi and du peuple Hague and Amsterdam aux dépens de la compagnie

      

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        Vegetable Staticks; or, an account of some Statical Experiments on the Sap in Vegetables / Statical Essays: containing haemastaticks; or, an Account of some Hydraulick and Hydrostatical Experiments made on the Blood and Blood-Vessels of Animals.

      London: for W. Innys and R. Manby, and T. Woodward, 1727. 1st Edition. Hardcover. 8vo - over 7¾ - 9¾" tall. I: Vegetable Staticks; or, an account of some Statical Experiments on the Sap in Vegetables. Also . . . an Attempt to analyse the Air, by a great Variety of Chymio-Statical Experiments... - II: Statical Essays: containing haemastaticks; or, an Account of some Hydraulick and Hydrostatical Experiments made on the Blood and Blood-Vessels of Animals.; Also an Account of some Experiments on Stones in the Kidneys and Bladder. London: for W. Innys and R. Manby, and T. Woodward. 1727, (7) vii (2) 376 pp., 19 engraved plates by S. Gribelin (Vol. I); 1733, xxii, (26), 361, (23) pp. (Vol. II). First editions, 8vo (20x14cm). Contemporary ink signature on title, endpapers a little browned and spotted, bookplate on front pastedown, contemp. panelled calf, rebacked with red morocco label, a little worming (Vol. I). Vol. II with the leaf before the title announcing the Royal Society's authorisation of publication, contemp. panelled calf, the backstrip with red morocco label and gilt lettering. ----Dibner 26; Garrison-Morton 765 (Haemastaticks); Horblit 45a and 45b; Grolier Medicine 41; Heirs of Hippocrates 784; Henrey 777-78; NLM/Blake, p.194; Osler 1081; Waller 11527; Wellcome III, p.194; Norman 970; PMM 189 (1731-3 edition) - FIRST EDITION. Hales applied his training in biology and mathematics (including physics) to make important scientific investigations presented in these separately published volumes. The first volume, Vegetable staticks, Hales describes his investigations of plant physiology, including the movement of water in plants and determining the three factors of water movement: root suction, root pressure and leaf suction. He also established that plants lose water continuously during transpiration through leaves. His quantitative measurements of these phenomena enabled him to show the rate of transpiration varied with temperature. Hales established that plants do not have true circulation system, and developed techniques of measuring the varying growth rates in different plant structures. -- The second volume, or Haemastaticks, 'contains the studies on blood pressure which make Hales one of the founders of modern experimental physiology. The application of the principle of the pressure-gauge or manometer enabled him to measure blood pressure during the contraction of the heart. He computed the circulation rate and estimated the velocity of the blood in the veins, arteries and capillary vessels and by showing that the capillary vessels are liable to constriction and dilation he made an important contribution both to the study of physiology and the practice of the physician of today ... Hales's work marked the greatest advance in the physiology of the circulation between Harvey and the introduction of the mercury manometer and other instruments for the measurement of blood pressure by J.L.M. Poiseuille in 1828' (PMM). Very Good.

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        The farrier's new guide. Containing, first, the anatomy of a horse; being an exact and compendious Description of all his Parts; with their Actions and Uses: Illustrated with Figures curiously engrav'd on Copper-Plates. Secondly, an account of all the diseases incident to horses, with their Signs, Causes, and Method of Cure; wherein many Defects in the Farriers Practice are now carefully supply'd, their Errors expos'd and amended, and the Art greatly improved and advanced, according to the latest Discoveries. The Whole interspers'd with many curious and useful Observations concerning Feeding and Exercise, &c.

      Early Reprint London printed for J. Osborn, and T. Longman, at the Ship in Pater-Noster-Row M.DCC.XXVII. [1727] 8vo: [16],109,[1]; [2],260pp (second part with separate title page and pagination, but register continuous from that of first part), with folding copper-engraved frontispiece showing parts of the horse's anatomy and seven further plates, head- and tail-pieces, and woodcut initials. Full contemporary calf, spine in six compartments, central gilt ornament stamped in each, gilt-ruled raised bands, covers framed in double gilt fillets, title page in red and black. An excellent copy of this working manual, binding square, tight and well-preserved; plates in deep, rich impressions; pages clean and bright. ESTC Citation No. T94749. Near Fine The fifth edition corrected (first edition published 1720, with nine editions through 1738). Not long after his discharge from army duty with the 16 Dragoons under Colonel Charles Churchill, Gibson published the first edition of this veterinary guide, the first work in English on diseases of horses to include more than a passing attempt at anatomy, here explicated in the first 100 or so pages and illustrated with 18 figures on seven plates. Nor was circulation of Gibson's work limited to Great Britain and the continent: in a list of supplies ordered from England in 1759 for his Virginia farm, George Washington specified 'Gibson on the Horse' along with 40 shilling's worth of medicines (see J. F. Smithcors, "William Gibson, Surgeon-Farier, on Fevers," in Medical History, 1958). N. B. With few exceptions (always identified), we only stock books in exceptional condition, carefully preserved in archival, removable polypropylene sleeves. All orders are packaged with care and posted promptly. Satisfaction guaranteed.

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        The History of Japan Giving an Account of the ancient and present State and Government of that Empire

      

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        A complete account of the ceremonies observed in the coronations of the kings and queens of England. Containing, I.The form of the royal letters of summons, . . . XIII. A bill of fare at a former coronation-feast. With many other notable particulars, . . . The whole adorn'd with curious cuts, . . .

      London Printed for J. Roberts, in Warwick-Lane; J. Stagg, in Westminster Hall; and D. Browne, without Temple-Bar 1727 4to: 80pp, with large folding copper-engraved frontispiece, "Procession of Kings and Queens with over 150 robed figures," measuring a full 44 cm x 35 cm, a second folding engraving, "The Manner of the Champions, performing the Ceremony of ye Challenge," and 12 woodcuts in the text depicting various ceremonial objects, including crowns, maces, scepters, and coronation rings. Bound in early (possibly contemporary) quarter sheep with marbled boards, rubbed along spine and corners; red morocco lettering piece, chipped but clearly legible; all edges marbled. Bookplate of Buddle Atkinson to front paste down. A sturdy, unsophisticated copy, frontispiece slightly foxed along folds, sporadic light soiling and browning, otherwise clean and bright. ESTC Citation No. T116211. Lowndes 526. Bindley pt. vi, 1039. Very Good Fourth Edition (reissue, with altered title page, of sheets from third edition). Full of fascinating information relating to the etiquette and procedure of royal ceremonies. Buddle Atkinson's bookplate appears in Hugo's Catalogue of Thomas Bewick's works, but it is, in fact, engraved on steel, not wood, and came from the workshop of Mark Lambert, one of Bewick's pupils. The plate was designed and engraved by George F. Robinson, who joined Lambert's workshop in 1841 and who, in the course of 50 years, became chief engraver and director of all art works carried out by the firm. The plate was produced when Atkinson (b.1841) was a young child, perhaps for putting in books that had been owned by his father, John Buddle, so it likely dates from 1845-1850. N. B. With few exceptions (always identified), we only stock books in exceptional condition, carefully preserved in archival, removable polypropylene sleeves. All orders are packaged with care and posted promptly. Satisfaction guaranteed.

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