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        Biblia Das ist: Die gantze Heilige Schrifft Alten und NeuenTestaments, Nach der Ubersetzung und mit den Vorreden und Randglossen D.Martin Luthers, mit Neuen Vorreden, Summarien, weitläuffigen Parallelen, Anmerckungen und geistlichen Anwendungen (..). Ausgefertiget unter der Aufsicht und Direction Christoph Matthäi Pfaffen, Der Heil. Schrifft Doctorn, Professorn, Cantzlern und Probsten zu Tübingen, auch Abbten des Closters Lorch .

      Johann Georg und Christian Gottfried Cotta, Tübingen 1729. Folio. (24)+1248+(8)+582+80+(72) pages. With 5 engraved plates, of which the 3 are spreads (including 2 maps and a plan & view of ancient Jerusalem). Contemporary full leather binding with richly gilt spine with title "BIBLIA TUBINGENSIA" in gold. With 2 well-preserve brass clasps. Hinges with traces of use but fully intact. Slight soiling to front endpapers and title-page. Name on front endpaper. Yellow stain to lower corner of the last 25 pages

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        A New Systeme of the Mathematicks: Containing I. Arithmetick, as well Natural and Decimal, as in Species, or the Principles of Algebra; II. Practical Geometry, together with the first Six Books of Euclid's Elements, as also the Eleventh and Twelfth, symbolically demonstrated; III. Trigonometry Plain and Spherical. IV. Cosmography, or a Description of the Heavens; V. Navigation, or Sailing by a Plain or Mercator's Chart, as also by the Arch of a Great Circle, &c.; VI. The Doctrine of the Sphere, grounded on the Motion of the Earth, according to the Old Pythagorean and Copernican Systeme; VII. Astronomical Tables, with Tables of Logarithms, Natural and Artificial Sines and Tangents, and Versed Sines. VIII. A New Geography, or a Description of the most Eminent Countries and Coasts of the World, with Maps of them, and Tables of their Latitude and Longitude.London: Printed by A. Godbid and J. Playford, for Robert Scott., 1681.

      First edition of Moore's principal work, incorporating one of the three main works of his protege, John Flamsteed, and a treatise on geography by Edmund Halley illustrated with 61 maps including nine of America.<br/><br/> Moore himself wrote the first section of volume I, which covers arithmetic and algebra, practical geometry, trigonometry and cosmology, including 6 finely engraved star charts. It seems likely that Flamsteed was involved with these - his own star atlas was not published until 1729. This is followed by a long chapter on navigation, which Moore had intended to write, but which could not be found at his death and so was contributed by his pupil Peter Perkins. Volume I also contains Perkins' <i>Arithmetick</i>, with a title page dated 1680 (Wing P 1558B). This contains, with separate titles, 'The first six books of Euclid's elements'; 'The eleventh and twelfth books of Euclid's elements'; and 'The doctrine of surds'. The Euclid plates have attractive marine views engraved at the bottom. <br/><br/> Then comes Flamsteed's <i>Doctrine of the sphere, grounded on the motion of the earth and the antient Pythagorean or Copernican system of the world</i>, which has a separate title page dated 1680 (Wing F 1137). It contains Flamsteed's important lunar theory and his very accurate solar tables (see DSB V 24). He introduces his method of calculating parallaxes invented in 1676, acknowledging that this was also simultaneously discovered by Wren and 'our southern Tycho Mr Edmund Halley'. Halley himself contributed <i>A New Geography, with maps to each country, and tables of longitude and latitude</i> in Vol. II, with a title page dated 1681 (Wing M 2578), in which several parts of America are described. The first part of Vol. II is an extensive set of astronomical, logarithmic, trigonometric and other tables, with instructions for their use. <br/><br/> Left unfinished at Moore's death in 1679, the work was completed by Flamsteed and Perkins and edited by his sons-in-law William Hanway and John Potenger. Issued in lavish style, the work was priced at 35s, "an exceptionally high figure" according to Taylor, especially since it was intended for the Royal Mathematical School at Christ's Hospital (of which Perkins was master). The original purpose of the School was to train mathematicians and navigators for careers as naval officers or merchant seafarers, and the engravings in the work reflect this: they include depictions of the forestaff, quadrant, astrolabe, semi-cross, plough, bow, Davis' quadrant, nocturnal and azimuth compass, and specimens for the use of the traverse-board and of a correctly kept journal. <br/><br/> Jonas Moore made his reputation as a surveyor for the Duke of Bedford in his fen-drainage schemes. In 1663 he was appointed surveyor-general to the Royal Ordnance and thereafter resided in the Tower, enjoying high Royal favour, 'which he turned to account for rescuing scientific merit from neglect' (DNB). In 1674 he invited Flamsteed to London, intending to install him in an observatory in the Tower, but in 1675 procured for him the foundation of the Royal Observatory. It is only recently that the role of Jonas Moore and the Royal Ordnance in the scientific revolution has begun to receive due attention. <br/><br/> Rare: only three complete copies have sold at auction in the last 30 years. <br/><br/> Adams & Waters 2557; Crone 295-96; Houzeau & Lancaster 8796; Sabin 50415; Taylor, Mathematical Practitioners 413; Wing M-2579.. Eight parts in two volumes. 4to: 230 x 180 mm. Contemporary mottled calf, boards ruled in blind, red speckled edges, both volumes with old and well done rebacking. A little browned in some places and some light spotting, in all a fine set. Volume I: engraved title, letterpress title printed in red and black, pp. [16], 288 (correction slip pasted on p.185, the gathering p.153-160 insterted twice, pages 274-275 mispaginated 270-271); (2: title for Doctrine of the Sphere), [X], 104; (2: title for Arithmetick in Species or Algebra), 161, (1:blank) and and 41 engraved plates (one with volvelle with two attached pieces) and numerous engravings in th text, including four large plates of instruments and one a volvelle with one attached piece. Volume II: letterpress title, pp. 143, (1:blank); 384; (2: title for A New Geography), (II), 56; 32 and 61 engraved maps on 52 sheets

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        Collegium curiosum ... Oder ein sehr nützliches Werck, darinnen curieus und doch vollkömmlich abgehandelt wird, was zur Physiognomie, Chiromantie, Metoposcopie und Anthropologie gehöret.

      Mit 4 gefalt. Kupfertafeln, 4 gefalt. Holzschnitt-Tafeln und 3 Textholzschnitten. 3 Bll., 128 S. Buntpapierumschlag. Graesse, BMP 101. - Erstmals 1704 erschienen. - "Er ist ein wüthender Feind eines gewissen Kreises abergläubischer Anschauungen, wie sie das gewöhnliche, tägliche Leben zu beherrschen pflegen. Gegen diese zieht er spottend und scheltend zu Felde und seiner redseligen Feindschaft verdanken wir ein wahrhaft unerschöpfliches Register derselben. Aber dabei steckt er selber tief im Aberglauben, sobald derselbe nur eine Art religiöses, wissenschaftliches oder gelehrtes Gewand trägt. So sind die Astrologie und die Chiromantie, die Metoposcopie, der Glaube an Hexen und Zauberei für ihn unumstößlich sicher, sie sind theils Mittel, deren sich das göttliche Wesen zu seiner Offenbarung bedient, theils Mittel des Teufels, verwerflich aber in Wirklichkeit vorhanden" (ADB XXVII, 520).

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        Letter Signed ("Le Card. de Fleury) to Cardinal Corradini on matters relating to the Jansenists

      Paris 9 mai 1729 [Paris?, 9 mai 1729. Folio. 7 pp. Tipped into a bound volumes with several other documents, engravings of the period, including engraved portraits of Cardinal Noailles, Louis XVI, a portrait of Fleury himself, of Phillippe d'OrlEans, regent of France, and a letter to Phillippe from a Carmelite order asking for charity. Full red morocco gilt, by SANGORSKI & SUTCLIFFE . A letter of great interest, relating to Jansenism and the reaction of the Church authorities to the challenge it posed. Fleury (1653-1743) was an extremely powerful advisor and minister to Louis XV, a member of l'AcadEmie FranÁaise. He wrote this immediately following the death of Cardinal de Noailles, the Archbishop of Paris who was closely associated with policy of the Papal Bull known as Unigenitus (1713), which had virtually banished Jansenists from the Church. In the years following the Bull, known as the period of 'appeal' because the Jansenists called for a new Church Council to resolve the issues, the clergy was divided. In his letter announcing the death of the Cardinal de Noailles, Fleury expresses his hopes for a period when Jansenism will diminish, and cites various cases of retraction among the dissidents. "Je commence ma rEponse par la nouvelle que Votre Eminence recevra sans doute d'ailleurs, qui est la mort de M. le Cardinal de Noailles. Il avait une connaissance si confuse et si embrouillEe qu'il ne put mÍme pas prononcer le symbole avant de recevoir le Saint Viatique, et n'a pas EtE en Etat de prononcer une seule parole de suite sur les sentiments dans lesquels il mouroit. Le chapitre a nommE six vicaires gEnEraux dont plus de la moitiE sont bons et les autres ne sont que douteux. Il y a lieu d'espErer que s'ils ne font pas grand bien, au moins ne feront-ils pas de mal ... Il ne fault pas Ítre EtonnE que les JansEnistes cherchent Í profiter de tout et l'interprÍter Í leur avantage. S'il falloit en croire leurs gazettes, presque tout le monde seroit en France de leur parti et Dieu merci rien n'est plus faux, car un grand nombre des novateurs ouvrent les yeux tous les jours, et je pourrois citer depuis un mois plusieurs exemples de rEtractations sincËres d'appel. Les chapitres de Laon, de Boulogne, de Tours, de Bayeux, etc., sont presque dEja purgEs des rEfractaires ... "

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