The viaLibri website requires cookies to work properly. You can find more information in our Terms of Service and Privacy Policy.

Displayed below are some selected recent viaLibri matches for books published in 1727

        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.

      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, London 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." Size: Folio [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Kurt Gippert Bookseller ABAA]
 1.   Check availability:     AbeBooks     Link/Print  


        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.

      [Bookseller: ASHER Rare Books]
 2.   Check availability:     ZVAB     Link/Print  


        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").

      [Bookseller: Martayan Lan, Inc.]
 3.   Check availability:     Biblio     Link/Print  


        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]

      [Bookseller: Robert McDowell Antiquarian Books]
 4.   Check availability:     ZVAB     Link/Print  


        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]

      [Bookseller: Raptis Rare Books, ABAA/ ILAB]
 5.   Check availability:     IberLibro     Link/Print  


        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.

      [Bookseller: Meyer Boswell Books, Inc.]
 6.   Check availability:     Direct From Seller     Link/Print  


        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]

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat H. Carlsen]
 7.   Check availability:     ZVAB     Link/Print  


        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).

      [Bookseller: Kurt Gippert Bookseller (ABAA)]
 8.   Check availability:     Biblio     Link/Print  


        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

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Peter Petrej]
 9.   Check availability:     buchfreund.de     Link/Print  


        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 ».

      [Bookseller: L'intersigne Livres anciens]
 10.   Check availability:     Direct From Seller     Link/Print  


        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.

      [Bookseller: William Reese Company - Americana]
 11.   Check availability:     Biblio     Link/Print  


        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.

      [Bookseller: ASHER Rare Books (Since 1830)]
 12.   Check availability:     NVvA     Link/Print  


        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

      [Bookseller: Librairie Le Feu Follet]
 13.   Check availability:     Direct From Seller     Link/Print  


        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.

      [Bookseller: PRB&M/SessaBks (Philadelphia Rare Books ]
 14.   Check availability:     Direct From Seller     Link/Print  


        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.

      [Bookseller: Meyer Boswell Books, Inc.]
 15.   Check availability:     Direct From Seller     Link/Print  


        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

      [Bookseller: Bücheroase]
 16.   Check availability:     buchfreund.de     Link/Print  


        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.

      [Bookseller: Fine Editions Ltd.]
 17.   Check availability:     Direct From Seller     Link/Print  


        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.

      [Bookseller: Hordern House]
 18.   Check availability:     Direct From Seller     Link/Print  


        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

      [Bookseller: Libreria Trippini Sergio]
 19.   Check availability:     maremagnum.com     Link/Print  


        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.

      [Bookseller: Milestones of Science Books]
 20.   Check availability:     Direct From Seller     Link/Print  


        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

      [Bookseller: Librairie Le Feu Follet]
 21.   Check availability:     Direct From Seller     Link/Print  


        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....

      [Bookseller: Milestones of Science Books]
 22.   Check availability:     Direct From Seller     Link/Print  


        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

      [Bookseller: Librairie Le Feu Follet]
 23.   Check availability:     Direct From Seller     Link/Print  


        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.

      [Bookseller: Meyer Boswell Books, Inc.]
 24.   Check availability:     Direct From Seller     Link/Print  


         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 ».

      [Bookseller: L'intersigne Livres anciens]
 25.   Check availability:     Direct From Seller     Link/Print  


        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

      

      [Bookseller: Maggs Bros. Ltd. ]
 26.   Check availability:     Direct From Seller     Link/Print  


        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.

      [Bookseller: Milestones of Science Books]
 27.   Check availability:     Direct From Seller     Link/Print  


        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.

      [Bookseller: Fine Editions Ltd.]
 28.   Check availability:     Direct From Seller     Link/Print  


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

      

      [Bookseller: Maggs Bros. Ltd. ]
 29.   Check availability:     Direct From Seller     Link/Print  


        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.

      [Bookseller: Fine Editions Ltd]
 30.   Check availability:     Direct From Seller     Link/Print  


        Historia provinciae Societatis Jesu Germaniae Superioris, quinque primas annorum complex decades [Bound with:] Historia provinciae Societatis Jesu Germaniae Superioris, pars secunda: Ab anno 1591, ad 1600.

      Augsburg: G. Schlüter & M. Happach, 1727. 2 parts in 1 vol. Folio (31,5 x 20 cm). (12), 349, (15); (4), 352, (12) pp. Contemporary, richly blind-tooled pigskin over wooden boards, boards with floral frames and floral centerpiece, with two metal leather clasps, spine with five raised bands. Both title pages with a large identical woodcut printer's device. Illustrated with several head- & endpieces and also several large woodcut initials. Each part with its own index. Including the errata leaf. On the history of the Jesuits in Germany from 1541-1600, in a fine contemporary binding. The last 10 years of his life the German Jesuit Ignaz Agricola devoted his time to the composition of a great history of the Jesuits in Germany. The first volume covers the period from the founding of the Society of Jesus (1541) until 1590; The second from 1591 until 1600. The work is important because it is based on documents - the archives of the Jesuit houses concerned - which are now missing. The work was continued by Adam Flotto and François Xavier Kropf (until 1640). In 1734 a third part was published, in 1746 a fourth part and finally in 1754 a fifth part was published. Apart from a library stamp on verso half title a fine copy in a beautiful contemporary binding. For a full description and more images please visit www.zaalbooks.nl .

      [Bookseller: Zaal Books]
 31.   Check availability:     NVvA     Link/Print  


        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

      - 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.

      [Bookseller: ASHER Rare Books]
 32.   Check availability:     ZVAB     Link/Print  


        FABLES - Printed for J. TONSON & J. WATTS - London, I edizione 1727

      ED. J. TONSON & J. WATTS, 1727. Vari finalini e 50 belle incisioni n.t. di vari autori tra i quali: Wootton, Keat ed altri. Pelle editoriale con fregi a secco alle copertine e nervi, titoli e fregi in oro al dorso. Parziale distacco della copertina alla cerniera anteriore e piccola mancanza dell'angolo basso esterno di 3 pagine che non lede i testi. Piccole annotazioni del tempo al lato esterno dell'Indice iniziale. 21x26,5; pp.173. John Gay, dopo Perrault e La Fontaine era considerato al tempo l'erede principale dei due grandi favolisti. Queste nuove favole sono state inventate dall'autore per il divertimento di S. A. William Duca di Cumberland. Raro, Buonissimo stato.

      [Bookseller: Libreria L' Angolo del Collezionista]
 33.   Check availability:     maremagnum.com     Link/Print  


        Reyze door Vrankryk, Italien, Duytsland, Switserland, &c., Behelsende, een nette verklaring en beschryving van de regte toestand aller Roomse kerken, kloosters, konventen, en ordens van geestelijken, van allerley zoort The Hague, Meyndert Uytwerf and Engelbregt Boucquet, 1700. 4to. With engraved allegorical frontispiece, and 8 full-page engraved plates by Hillebrand van der Aa. Contemporary half calf, gold-tooled spine.

      - Cox I, p. 114 (Rotterdam ed. of 1727); Thieme & Becker I, p. 1; Tiele, Bibl. 918; Waller, p. 1. Original and only Dutch edition of an account of a curious voyage trough France, Italy, Germany and Switzerland, made by a former Roman Catholic priest to expose all uses and abuses of the Roman Catholic Church. The work consists of 3 parts; a short treatise on the Roman Catholic Jubilee Year is added by the anonymous translator. Binding slightly rubbed. Good copy of a rare and curious travel book, occasionally slightly browned, with the bookplate of Peter von Hemert.

      [Bookseller: ASHER Rare Books]
 34.   Check availability:     ZVAB     Link/Print  


        La Religion des Gaulois, tirée des plus pures sources de l'Antiquité, par le R. P. Dom***. Ouvrage enrichi de gravures en taille-douce.

      - Paris, Saugrain Fils, 1727. 2 volumes in-4, (4)-XXXIII-(3)-535-(1) et VIII-403-(3 : Errata, Avis au relieur) pp., reliure de l'époque plein veau brun, dos ornés, tranches rouges (coiffes arasées). Complet des 44 planches hors-texte. * Voir photographie(s) / See picture(s). *** Membre du SLAM et de la LILA / ILAB Member. * La librairie est ouverte du mardi au samedi de 14h à 19h. * Si vous souhaitez passer à la librairie pour un livre, merci de nous prévenir au préalable, l'ensemble du stock visible en ligne n'étant pas immédiatement consultable. *** Langue : Français

      [Bookseller: Chez les libraires associés]
 35.   Check availability:     AbeBooks     Link/Print  


        Séjour de Paris: c'est à dire, instructions fidéles pour les Voiageurs de condition: comment ils se doivent conduire s'ils veulent faire un bon usage de leur tems & argent durant leur séjour à Paris: comme aussi une Description suffisante de la Cour de France, du Parlement, de l'Université, des Academies & Bibliothéques: avec une Liste des plus celébres Savans, Artisans, & autres choses remarquables qu'on trouve dans cette grande & fameuse Ville

      Engraved vignette on title, folding map, & 60 engraved plates. Title-page printed in red and black, 7 p.l., 420 pp.; 1 p.l., 421-630 pp., [27] leaves. Two vols. in one. Thick 8vo, cont. speckled sheep, spine richly gilt, red morocco lettering piece on spine. Leiden: J. van Abcoude, 1727. First edition in French (1st ed., in German: 1718), of this richly illustrated and scarce book; it is one of the best guides to Paris of the early 18th century. Nemeitz (1679-1753), a German scholar who traveled widely in Europe, served as a tutor for various members of the Italian and French nobility. Due to his profession, Nemeitz was familiar with many of the great cities of the Continent, where he sought out lesser-known "curiosities" as well as the standard sights. Following a two-year residence in Paris, he wrote the present work as a detailed guide. Not only does he provide "touristic" suggestions to go to gardens and cathedrals, he also instructs the reader on the skills necessary to ingratiate oneself with Parisian high society - fluency in German, French and Latin is essential, as well as a wide-ranging knowledge. The present work also contains profiles of prominent aristocrats and public figures such as Louis XV, the Duke of Orléans, the Prince of Condé, and the Archbishop of Paris. This book offers a rich perspective on the life of the upper-class in early 18th-century Paris with chapters discussing: "how one must dress," "conversation with the fairer sex," "coffee shops," "visiting public and private libraries," "necessary expenses," "preservation of health," and "in what season and what way one must see the royal chateaux around Paris." The 60 engraved plates depict the most famous buildings in Paris and its environs, accompanied by histories and architectural descriptions. Nice copy. This was a rather popular work which underwent several editions in both German and French. Unidentified 19th-century bookplate on front paste-down and early 20th-century engraved bookplate on verso of title. ? Brunet, Vol. IV, 36- "Il est curieux pour l'histoire de Paris au commencement du XVIIIe siècle." N.B.G., Vol. 37, cols. 649-50.

      [Bookseller: Jonathan A. Hill, Bookseller, Inc.]
 36.   Check availability:     Biblio     Link/Print  


        L'office de la semaine sainte a l'usage de la maison du Roy imprim‚ par exprŠs commandement de sa Majest‚.

      1727. Parigi, Jacques Collombat, 1727. In-8ø grande; antiporta, titolo figurato inciso, 8 cc., 616 pp. con 5 finissime incisioni a piena pagina con vignette da disegni di Homblot. Centinaia di capilettera figurati. Ottimo esemplare. Bella legatura alle armi di Luigi XV di Francia con al centro dei piatti lo stemma e le sue iniziali, riconducibile all'atelier di Antoine-Michel Padeloup che realizz• numerose legature per il re. Inconsueta e spettacolare, presenta ai piatti una fittissima decorazione a piccoli ferri cesellati inscritti in spazi segnati da bande intrecciate. Merletto interno, tagli dorati. Sguardie in carta con decorazioni floreali policrome in rilievo su fondo oro. Questa tipologia di esecuzione rimanda allo stile "fanfare" del tipo tardo. Hobson, Les reliures ... la fanfare, Londra 1935, pp. 63-65. Gruel Leon, Manuel historique de l'amateur de reliures, Parigi 1887, pp. 160-161.

      [Bookseller: Libreria Antiquaria Mediolanum]
 37.   Check availability:     maremagnum.com     Link/Print  


        La Vie et Les Avantures Suprenantes de Robinson Crusoe volume 1 only

      Zacharie chatelain, 1727. Hardcover. Good. 1727. 3rd edition. 629 pages. No dust jacket. Full leather boards. In French, Troisieme edition. Missing the ffep. Title page in red and black titling with some creasing to edges. Name inscribed to front pastedown. The textblock is cracked in two places but binding remains firm. With 6 full page engraved plates. There's some rubbing to the board edges and wear to the spine ends. One or two odd marks to front and rear boards with surface rubbing. Original gilt titling on red leather to spine in good order. The lower compartment missing half the green 'Tome' titling. A solid copy of this scarce early edition.

      [Bookseller: The World of Rare Books]
 38.   Check availability:     Biblio     Link/Print  


        Norriges Og Omliggende Øers sandfærdige Beskrivelse, Indholdendis Hvis værd er at vide / Baade om Landets og Indbyggernis Leylighed og Vilkor / Korteligen tilsammen fattet, af Hr. (...), Søgne-Præst iUndal. Og forhen tryckt 1632.

      Kjøbenhavn. 1727. 8vo. Nyere skinnryggbind med enkelt marmorerte dekler. (2), 173, (11) s. Sjelden.Thesaurus 438. "2. udgave af bogen kom i København 1727. 8o. Størstedelen af dette oplag brændte ved Københavns brand 1728".Lite navn på tittelbladet.

      [Bookseller: Damms Antikvariat]
 39.   Check availability:     Antikvariat     Link/Print  


        CHINA, TAIWAN, KOREA AND JAPAN: A MAP OF THE SEA COASTS OF CHINA FROM TONQUIN TO COREA, ALSO OF THE ISLANDS OF JAPON.

      Edinburgh 1727 - Copper engraving on fine watermarked paper (Very Good, old soft folds, barely noticeable small hairline tear just entering map at left-hand border, lower left-hand blank margin professionally instated to fill former binding gap), 33 x 39.5 cm. A rare and unusual map of coastal China, Taiwan, Korea and Japan made by the Scottish adventurer and privateer Alexander Hamilton. This rare and curious map of coastal China, Taiwan, Korea and Japan was made by Alexander Hamilton, a larger-than-life Scottish adventurer, privateer and pirate-hunter, who spent 35-years in Asian waters as an affiliate of the English East India Company (EIC). The map is of a very unusual style that was seemingly influenced by the sea charts made by the ‘Thames School’ of cartographers in London who operated in the second half of the 17th Century and were closely associate with the EIC (as a long time EIC affiliate Hamilton was almost certainly familiar with their work). The coastlines are delineated in a somewhat stylized manner, with major ports and cities of interest labelled, while the interior is mostly left intentionally blank. The large quarter compass rose is a signature feature of manuscript sea charts, such as those done by the Thames School. China’s coasts are shown from southern Guangdong, labelled here as ‘Quantung’, northwards, with the ‘Canton R.’ and ‘Maccoa’ (Macao) labelled, along with the old Portuguese names for various coastal features. Further north, is Fujian, labelled here as ‘Foquin’, which features the port of ‘Amoy’. Further north still, is labelled ‘Chequian’ (Zhejiang) with ‘Limpo’ (Ningbo) and ‘Xantung’ (Shandong), while ‘Nankin’ (Nanking) appears in the interior. Taiwan is labelled a ‘Formosa I’, while the city of Taoyuan is labelled as ‘Teywan’. Korea is shown in partial outline, seemingly as a peninsula, and is labelled as ‘Corea unknown’. Indeed, during this period the Joseon Dynasty of Korea absolutely forbade Westerners from visiting their country, making it one of the last major coastal nations to remain an almost complete enigma to Europeans. Turing to Japan, Honshu, Shikoku and Kyushu are easily identifiable to the modern observer, although Hamilton makes a mistake common to many contemporary Westerners in misidentifying Kyushu as ‘Chicoco’ (Shikoku, which is here labelled as ‘Tonsa’). Major cities are labelled, such as ‘Nanguesaak’ (Nagasaki), ‘Osacca’ (Osaka) and, of course ‘Jedo’ (Yedo, modern Tokyo), which is pictographically represented. Hokkaido is partially depicted, far distant from the northern tip of Honshu and is labelled as ‘The Coast of Eso unknown’. Captain Alexander Hamilton (fl. 1688 - 1733) was a Scottish adventurer, merchant, privateer and pirate-hunter. He spent the years 1688 to 1723 largely based out of India, but often sailing throughout the Indian Ocean, Southeast and East Asia. The present map appeared in the first edition of his highly entertaining and informative memoir of his time in Asia, written while he was in retirement in Scotland, A New Account of the East Indies: being the observations and remarks of Capt. Alexander Hamilton, who spent his time there from the year 1688 to 1723, trading and travelling, by sea and land, to most of the countries and islands of commerce and navigation, between the cape of Good-hope, and the island of Japon, 2 vols. (Edinburgh, J. Mosman, 1727). In his book, Hamilton recounts his early years as privateer off of the Barbary Coast and the West Indies. In 1688, he arrived to Bombay, then the main British base in India, and indeed all of Asia. He was briefly pressed into military service by the EIC during Child’s War (1686-90), the Company’s ill-fated contest against the Mughal Empire. After that, he went out on his own as a free agent merchant mariner and privateer, scouring the seas for opportunities, based out of the port of Surat (Gujarat). He made frequent trips to Southeast and East Asia and traded out of Canton, China, sailing as far as Nagasaki, Japan. Th

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Dasa Pahor]
 40.   Check availability:     IberLibro     Link/Print  


        Lettre critique

      de 67 pp.. Paris, Bienvenu, 1727, in-12, de 67 pp., pleine basane marbrée de l'époque, dos lisse orné, Edition originale de la traduction française de cette violente attaque qui répondait au traité de Nicolas Andry de Bois-Regard, 'De la génération des vers dans le corps de l'homme', publié en 1700 et dédié au médecin de Louis XIV, Fagon. L'un des premiers chercheurs en médecine à avoir abandonnée la théorie d'Aristote, en faveur de l'approche expérimentale basé sur les principes scientifiques soutenus par Galileo Galilei. Selon Valisnieri la connaissance scientifique est acquise par l'expérience et le raisonnement. Raisonnement qu'il a suivi pour toutes ses expériences sur l'anatomie ou les insectes. C'est à cause de ça que dans sa carrière médicales il s'est attiré beaucoup d'ennemis qui ne voulaient pas abandonner les théories médiévales. Son style d'écriture est très clair, direct et précis. Collaborateur du Journal des Savants, Andry critiquait avec malveillance les oeuvres scientifiques, littéraires, ou musicales de ses contemporains, s'attirant ainsi beaucoup d'ennemis. On lui doit des réformes importantes et des vues novatrices sur la médecine (DBF, II, col. 1013-1015). Le savant italien Vallisnieri est l'auteur de l'Istoria del Cameleone affricano e di varj animali d'Italia, publiée en 1715. Garrison & Morton 302. Ouvrage très rare

      [Bookseller: Librairie Alain Brieux]
 41.   Check availability:     maremagnum.com     Link/Print  


        Biblia or a Practical Summary of ye Old & New Testaments.

      [London]: Lond. Printed For R. Wilkin in St. Pauls-Church Yard. 1727 : , 1727. Two volumes bound in one. In very attractive black morocco binding, with gilt border-rules, gilt floral decorations and a rhombus at the centre of both boards. Spine with two raised bands with gilt decoration; with some loss of leather at the foot of the spine. Hinges just starting. All edges gilt, but now rubbed. Marbled end-papers; ownership inscription in pencil on verso of front free end-paper. Sixtyfourmo, 38x24mm. [4] of [6], 278, [6] pages (lacks the first leaf of the Preface). Two engraved title-pages and [13] of [16] copper-plate engravings; lacks 'Holy, Holy, Holy' plate facing Vol. I title-page; 'Noah offering', facing page 38; and 'The Nativity' facing Vol. II title-page, p.154. Date on first title-page corrected by hand to 1728. Appears to lack a leaf of text at end of Vol. I - pages 151-2? since verso of final leaf is numbered 150 and ends mid-sentence. Vol. II title-page is numbered 154, verso un-numbered, recto of following leaf un-numbered, verso numbered 156. ESTC N64949. Bondi p.33. Not recorded in Welsh. An attractive little volume. (Further information and photographs available on request.) .

      [Bookseller: Collectable Books]
 42.   Check availability:     Collectable Books     Link/Print  


        Das Merckwürdige Wienn oder Monathliche Unterredungen von verschiedenen daselbst befindlichen Merckwürdigkeiten der Natur und Kunst. Januarius (- Martius) 1727. 3 Teile in 1 Band (= alles Erschienene).

      Wien, Carl Newens Buchladen, 1727. - Kl.-4°. Mit 3 (unterschiedlichen) Titelvignetten, 3 gest. Porträts und 15 (6 dblgr.) Kupferstichen. Titel, 2 Bll., 65 SS.; Titel, 2 Bll., SS. 67-122; Titel, 2 Bll., SS. 123-231 (recte 181, Seitenzählung springt von 145 auf 196). Ldr.d. Zt. mit (neuem) goldgepr. Rückenschild (restauriert). Slg. Mayer 324. Diesch 517. Zenker; Geschichte der Wiener Journalistik von den Anfängen bis zum Jahre 1848 Bd.I S. 39-40. ADB XXIII, 565 f. (Newen): "Im J. 1727 gab er "Das merkwürdige Wienn oder monatliche Unterredungen von verschiedenen daselbst befindlichen Merkwürdigkeiten der Natur und Kunst" mit Kupferstichen von Sedelmayer, Schmutzer, Kleiner und Stampart heraus und wurde damit der Herausgeber des ältesten deutschen Kunstjournals. Von dieser Monatschrift erschienen nur drei Hefte; das Weitererscheinen unterblieb wahrscheinlich wegen Mangels an Theilnahme von Seiten des Publikums".- Seltene, in drei Teilen komplette Folge der "ersten deutschen 'Monatsschrift für Wissenschaft und Kunst'." (Heinrich Kabdebo in: Österreichische Kunstchronik, 1. Band (1879).- Mitarbeiter und Herausgeber der Zeitschrift waren der Theologe Michael Gottlieb Hansch (1683-1749, Mathematiker, Philosoph und kaiserlicher Rat), der Buchhändler und Dichter Johann Carl Newen (1683-1767) und der Vedutenzeichner und Kupferstecher Salomon Kleiner (1700-1761), von dem u.a. die drei hübschen, unterschiedlichen Wien-Ansichten stammen, welche die Titel zieren. - "Mit interessanten Beiträgen [und dazugehörigen Kupfern]: Betrachtung der ägyptischen Mumien; Beschreibung der Schwarzenbergschen Feuermaschine; Berichte von seltenen Handschr. u. Drucken, römischen Inschriften usw." (Slg. Mayer).- Die Porträts zeigen Karl VI., Elisabeth Christina und Amalia Wilhelmina (diese beiden teils über den Plattenrand beschnitten). Das Inhaltsblatt zu Teil I in Kopie beigebunden (fehlt auch beim Exemplar der ÖNB!).- Leichte Gebrauchsspuren, gering gebräunt, teilweise etwas braunfleckig, im Ganzen aber ein recht schönes Exemplar des komplett sehr seltenen Journals! Austriaca - WIEN [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat MEINDL & SULZMANN OG]
 43.   Check availability:     ZVAB     Link/Print  


        Plan. Elevation. De Plusiur Batiman. - [90 Tafeln aus der Architecture Francoise von Jean Mariette, Johann Georg Merz u.a.].

      Sammelband mit 90 detailreichen Architektur-Kupferstichen und gestochenen Plänen. Enthalten sind 49 Stiche von Jean Mariette aus der Architecture Francoise Ausgabe von 1727, 30 Stiche von Johann Georg Merz (ebenfalls zur Architecture Francoise) in fünf Serien à sechs Stichen und 11 Stiche von Johann Boxbart und von Johann Christoph Haffner (verlegt bei Jeremias Wolff). - Bei dem Titel handelt es sich um den Deckeltitel, ein Titelblatt fehlt. - Berieben und bestoßen, der Einband etwas zu dick für die 90 Tafeln und mit einigen überzähligen Falzen der vordere Spiegel unten etwas unschön eingerissen. Teils fleckig, teils gering angerändert, einige Blätter wasserrandig. Trotz der deutlichen Mängel ordentliches Exemplar mit meist sehr guten Tafeln in kräftigen Abzügen. - Enthält von Mariette: Hotel de Bethune (4 Tafeln), Plan au rez de chaussee de l'Hotel de Toulouse, dto. premiere etage, Hotel Rotelin (3 Tafeln), Hotel Amelot (5 Tafeln), Hotel Sonning (5 Tafeln), Maison de Mr. Dunoyer (3 Tafeln), Maison du dessin de M. de Cotte, Plan de la maison de Mr. le Gendre d'Armini (2 Tafeln), Hotel de Vauvray (2 Tafeln), Hotel de Pompadour (3 Tafeln), Hotel du Ludes (4 Tafeln), Maison de Mad. de Varanjeville (3 Tafeln), Hotel d'Ancezune (5 Tafeln), Maison sur les desseins de Mr. Mansard (6 Tafeln). Enthält von Merz: Serien B, C, D, E und H (jeweils sechs Stiche). Enthält von Wolff: Hotel de Lorge zu Paris (5 Tafeln), Tafeln o.Titel (Ornament- und Möbelstiche ohne Titel, nummeriert 1 bis 5 und ohne Nummerierung).["Architektur, L'Architecture Francoise ou: Recueil des Plans, Elevations, Coupes et Profils des Eglises, Palais, Hôtels et Maisons particulieres de Paris, et des Chasteaux et Maisons de Campagne ou de Plaisance des Environs, et de plusieurs autres Endroits De France, bâtis nouvellement par les plus habils Architectes, et levés et mesurés exactement sur les lieux Jean Mariette (1660-1742), Johann Georg Merz (1694-1762), Johann Christoph Haffner (1668-1754), Jeremias Wolff (1663-1724)"]

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Tautenhahn]
 44.   Check availability:     booklooker.de     Link/Print  


        Pohlnische Chronicke, Oder Historische Nachricht von dem Leben und Thaten aller Hertzoge und Könige in Pohlen von Lecho an bis auf jetzt glorwürdigst-Regierende Königliche Majestät Augustum II. Nebst ihren eigentlichen Bildnüssen, aus sehr vielen fließig-nachgeschlagenen Geschicht-Büchern, bey einer noch nicht habenden angenehmen Ordnung, Und in Acht unterschiedene Alter eingetheilet. Frankfurt und Leipzig, Knoch, 1727. 10 Bll., 796 S., 12 Bll. (Register). Mit Titel in Rot- und Schwarzdruck, 2 Kupfervignetten und 49 montierten, gestochenen Porträt-Miniaturen (= alle). Hpgt. d. Zt. (bestoßen).

      1727 - Estreicher 21. 128.- Erste Ausgabe der umfassenden Geschichte der polnischen Monarchie.- Alle Porträts sorgfältig an den dafür vorgesehenen Stellen montiert.- Alter dezenter Stempel auf Titel.- Teilweise schwacher und schmaler Feuchtrand im weißen Fußsteg. Gewicht in Gramm: 500 [Attributes: First Edition]

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Daniel Schramm e.K.]
 45.   Check availability:     ZVAB     Link/Print  


        Histoire de Polybe, nouvellement traduite du grec par Dom Vincent Thuillier, ... avec un commentaire ou un corps de science militaire, enrichi de notes critiques et historiques, ... (6 VOLUMES - COMPLET)

      Paris: Chez Pierre Gandouin, Julien-Michel Gandouin, Pierre-Francois Giffart, Nicolas-Pierre Armand, 1727 1727 - 1730. Reliure plein cuir. Mors fendus mais les nerfs tiennent bien les pages des livres. Tranches rouges. Reliure d'origine. Quelques rousseurs éparses, sinon les livres sont en très bonne condition et propres. Collation: lxxiv, lxxx, 279; xlii, 280-749; xlii, 434; xlviii, 482; xxxviii, 508; c, 558 pages. Frontispiece. 139 planches, plusieurs pliantes. PHOTOS DISPONIBLES SUR DEMANDE. First edition (1727-1730). Six octavo volumes. Collation: lxxiv, lxxx, 279; xlii, 280-749; xlii, 434; xlviii, 482; xxxviii, 508; c, 558 pages. Frontispiece. 139 plates, many folding. Contemporary full calf. Raised bands. Gilt-stamped designs to spine. All but one gilt-stamped title label missing. Minor foxing. Joints and hinges starting, but cords holding firm. Bookplates to front pastedowns of all volumes. PHOTOS AVAILABLE UPON REQUEST. 12 kg.

      [Bookseller: Louis Caron]
 46.   Check availability:     Biblio     Link/Print  


        The History and Antiquities of the Cathedral Church of Canterbury, and the Once-Adjoining Monastery: Containing, An Account of its First Establishment, Building, Re-Edifications, Repairs, Endowments, Benefactions, Chapels, Altars, Shrines, Reliques, Chauntries, Obiits, Ornaments, Books, Jewels, Plate, Vestments; before the Dissolution of the Monastery: and the Manner of its Dissolution. A Survey of the Present Church and Cloysters, Monuments and Inscriptions, with other Things remarkable: Which, with the several Prospects of the Church, are Engraven by the best Hands. The Lives of the Archbishops, Priors, etc. of Christ-Church: with an Account of Learned Men there flourishing in their several Times. An Appendix of Ancient Charters and Writings relating to the Church and Monastery. A Catalogue of the Church-Wealth in Prior Estrey's Time. An Ancient Saxon Obituary, and a Large One continu'd Thence downward.

      London: Printed and sold by J. Cole, J. Smith [etc.], 1727.. EARLY EDITION, in a fine contemporary binding. Large Folio, pp.[14], 204, lviii. (pp.lvii, lviii misnumbered lv, lvi). Illustrated with 40 copper engraved plates, including four double-page spreads, and various other in-text engravings. Adorned with the arms of 362 subscribers over nine plates to prelims. In contemporary dark brown mottled full calf with raised bands and gilt titles to new red calf label on spine. Some recent repairs to joints and corners. Large calligraphic ownership inscriptions of Benjamin Dickinson to front pastedown, and in two places to title page. Armorial bookplate of Lawrence D. Mildwater to front pastedown. Light yellow stain to pp.199/200, otherwise crisp and clean internally. Some external wear, gently restored to an attractive, usable condition. Very good overall.

      [Bookseller: Adrian Harrington Rare Books]
 47.   Check availability:     IOBABooks     Link/Print  

______________________________________________________________________________


      Home     Wants Manager     Library Search     562 Years   Links     Contact      Search Help      Terms of Service      Privacy     


Copyright © 2018 viaLibri™ Limited. All rights reserved.