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        Ben. Johnson's Plays in Two Volumes

      Dublin, Ireland: S. Powell, 1729. Extremely rare set of both volumes. This two volume set shows the ravages of its almost 300 year history. Full calf binding. Volume I: Contains: Volpone; or, the Fox; Catiline his Conspiracy; Bartholomew Fair; Sejanus his Fall. Conditions: Disbound: front and rear boards detached; book is split at pages 142/143. Pencilled date (1818) inside front cover, with pencilled note (2 vols) fep has name and date (not sure if it's 1810 or 1870); bookseller's pencilled notations. Volume II: Contains: Epicoene: or the Silent Woman; Every Man in his Humour; Everyman out of his Humour; The Alchemist. Conditions: pencilled price on fep; initials on title page; Disbound: front cover detached; book split at pages 188/189; rear cover is attached. We noted some pencilled brackets, line and marginalia on page 189. Full calf bindings have five raised bands on spine, worn corners and considerable rubbing. Volume one has half of the title block on spine with gilt titles (helpful to know what was there if you choose to restore these rare books), the title block is missing from volume two. There are some tanned bands to inside of cover edges and edges of fep; we speculate that this tanning was caused from a brown paper covering at some point in the book's 300 year history. Truly rare books, we were not able to locate another two volume set. Thanks for shopping with us! 100% of your purchase benefits charity and supports literacy and lifelong learning.. Full-Leather. Fair/No Jacket. 16mo - over 5¾" - 6¾" tall.

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        THE ANTIQUITIES OF CONSTANTINOPLE. With a description of its situation, the conveniencies of its Port, its Publick Buildings, the Statuary, SCulpture, Architecture, and other Curiosities of that City. With Cuts explaining the Chief of the. In Four books. Written originally in Latin by Petrus Gyllus, A Byzantine Historian. Now translated into English, and Enlarged with an Ancient Description of the Wards of that City, as they stood in the Reigns of Arcadius and Honorius. With Pancirolus's Notes thereupon. To which is added a large Explanatory Index

      Printed for the Benefit of the Translator. London.,1729. FIRST ENGLISH EDITION. 8vo. (8 x 5.2 inches). xviii, 294, 9(Index), 63pp(Description of the city of Constantinople, which has a seperate title page, pagination and register). Frontis and 11 plates, 8 full page and three larger, folding ones, including 2 maps, plus engraved head and tail pieces throughout. Small area of loss to the top corner of one leaf in the preface, not afecting the text, otherwise a very good copy in contemporary panelled calf boards which have been neatly re-spined with recent calf. Raised bands with gilt rules. Red title label ruled and lettered in gilt. Some offseting to the original endpapers. Overall a very good copy of this interesting work.:

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        Theater des Oorlogs in Lombardye. Theatre de la Guerre en Lombardie

      Kupferstich-Karte 1729. 50.5x59.5 cm. - Muller, Nederl. 3032, I.12 - Aus "Histoire militaire du Prince Eugene de Savoye, du Prince et Duc de Marlborough, et du prince de Nassau-Frise, où l'on trouve un détail des principales actions de la dernière guerre ..." von Jean Dumont & Jean Rousset de Missy. - Oberitalien zwischen Chiavenna, Trient, Verona, Mantua, Modena, dem Golf von Genua, Savona, Asti, Turin und Ivrea mit den Oberitalienischen Seen: Lago Maggiore, Comer See, Iseosee, Gardasee; im Zentrum Mailand, Lodi und Crema. Im Kartenbild sind Truppenbewegungen der österreichischen und französischen Armee im Spanischen Erbfolgekrieg dargestellt, sowie Orte, an denen Schlachten stattfanden, gekennzeichnet.

      [Bookseller: Wenner Antiquariat]
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        Nova Plantarum genera juxta Tournefortii methodum disposita quibus plantae MDCCCC recensentur ... quarum vero figuram exhibere visum fuit

      Florence: typis Bernardi Paperinii, 1729. Folio. (11 3/8 x 8 1/2 inches). Title in red and black with engraved vignette. 108 engraved plates, 1 engraved head-piece, 2 tail-pieces and 2 initials. (Blindstamp to margin of title, 1 preliminary and 2 text leaves and the final plate). Expertly bound to style in contemporary German mottled calf, the upper cover with large centrally-placed 'TGC' monogram, the lower cover with related coroneted gilt arms, spine in six compartments with raised bands, red morocco lettering-piece in the second, the others with repeat decoration in gilt, contemporary patterned endpapers in blue and red. An attractive copy of this beautifully-printed first edition of an important work by Micheli the "father of modern mycology" (Moselio Schaechter). Micheli's major work. Stafleu writing in Linnaeus and the Linnaeans states that this is the best work on fungi produced in the late Tornefort era, from a systematic point of view as well as from a general biological standpoint. Micheli was one of the most prominent botanists of his age (Linnaeus named the genus Michelia, a Southeast Asian relative of the magnolia, in his honour), he was appointed botanist to Cosimo III de' Medici, Grand Duke of Tuscany, in 1706 and served as "professor of botany in Pisa [and] curator of the Orto Botanico di Firenze .... He discovered the spores of mushrooms, was a leading authority on cryptogams, and ... [named] several important genera of microfungi including Aspergillus and Botrytis." The present work marked a major advance in our knowledge of fungi. Micheli gives "descriptions of 1900 plants, of which about 1400 were described for the first time. Among these were 900 fungi and lichens, accompanied by 73 plates. He included information on 'the planting, origin and growth of fungi, mucors, and allied plants', and was the first to point out that fungi have reproductive bodies or spores." Hunt 480; Nissen BBI 1363; Stafleu & Cowan 5974

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        Homeri Ilias Graece et Latine. Annotationes in Usum Serenissimi Principis Gulielmi Augusti ... Scripsit Atque Edidit Samuel Clarke S.T.P. AND Homeri Odyssea ... Batrachomyomachia, Hymni, et Epigrammata

      Londini: Typis Guliel Botham. Impensis Jacobi et Johannis Knapton, 1729-32; 1740, 1729. 4 volumes in 3. Title page to vol.2 reads: 'Homeri Ilias Gaece et Latine, cum Annotationibus Samuelis Clarke S.T.P. Nuper Defuncti. Edidit, atque imperfecta supplevit Samuel Clarke Filius, S.R.S.' Londini, Typis Guliel. Botham. Impensis Jacobi et Johannis Knapton in Coemeterio D. Pauli. MDCCXXXII.' Volume 1 & 2, HOMERI ILIAS: Pp. [viii], 355, 357-360 - adverts; [4] - final index leaf with errata and adverts for the author misbound as prelims., [ii], 370, [14] - Indices. Vol.1 includes frontispiece portrait of William Augustus, Duke of Cumberland. Vol.2 edited by Samuel Clarke, Jr., Includes bibliographical references and index, Greek text with parallel Latin translation. Prefatory matter in Latin; commentaries and notes in Latin with citations in Greek. ESTC T53519. Volume 3: HOMERI ODYSSEA. 2 vols. in 1, pp. [4], 374, [2], 375-784, [34] - Indices, [2] - adverts. Includes: Battle of the frogs and mice in Latin & Greek, and Homeric hymns in Latin & Greek. Greek text with parallel Latin translation. Prefatory matter in Latin. Lacks maps. ESTC T54661.; Uniformly bound in modern quarter red morocco over red cloth boards, 5 raised bands, gilt spine lettering. Vol. 1 contains the armorial bookplate of the noted collector, Dr. Timothy Goodwyn (1670-1729), Lord ArchBishop of Cashel. Interiors crisp and clean. Very good copies of the scarce first editions.. First Edition. Hard Cover. Very Good. Quarto.

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        Britain's Glory: or Ship-Building Unvail'd

      London: A. Bettesworth, S. Fitzer, E. Midwinter; and D[ryden] L[each],, 1729 & 1717. Being a General Director, for Building and Completing the said Machines. Folio (336 × 203 mm). Two parts bound in one, the second with a separate title page, The Prices of the Labour in Ship-Building Adjusted: or, the Mystery of Ship-Building Unveiled. Contemporary calf, neatly rebacked, the original spine - gilt in compartments, red morocco label - laid down Folding frontispiece portrait engraved by Vander Gucht of George I surrounded by a roundel formed of his fleet, 6 plates by Sutton Nicholls, numerous illustrations, 2 full-page, diagrams and tables to the text, title page to the first part in red and black. Armorial Lauriston Castle bookplate of Macknight Crawfurd to the front pastedown. Slight rubbed at the extremities, folding frontispiece split, no loss, one plate with small hole, light browning, but a very good copy. Second "edition" of the first, & first of the second part. Sutherland had worked for many years as a master carpenter and then inspector and overseer of shipwrights in the naval dockyards at Portsmouth and Deptford. He published at the point where the oral tradition of shipbuilding was, with the expansion of maritime enterprise and the impact of scientific innovation, by necessity passing into print. The importance of this integration of age-old craft skills within the modern scientific design is stressed in his preface: "It's reported, that when Heraclitus's scholars found him in the Tradesman's Shop, into which they were ashamed to enter, he told them, that the Gods were as conversant in such Places as in others. Intimating, that as Divine Power and Wisdom might be discern'd in such common Arts, altho' so much despised: And tho' Manual Exercise and Practice of them are esteemed ignoble, yet the Study of their general Causes and Principles cannot be prejudicial to any other (tho' the most Sacred) Profession." Consequently Sutherland's treatise is a detailed survey of both technical and commercial matters: "Part I goes deeply into sizes and proportions and includes a most valuable sample specification for a new ship; Part II is concerned mainly with the question of prices of labour and materials" (Anderson "Early Books on Shipbuilding and Rigging" in Mariner's Mirror, X, I, 1924). The second part is particularly innovative in analysing the "Value of the Labouring Part in Ship-building; from a Ship of the biggest Magnitude, to a small Boat … shewing the Working of the whole Ship … [and] the Value of every particular Part." This is apparently one of the earliest published systematic costings of such a complex industrial process. The book has a complex publishing history. There were at least two issues of the first part in 1717 with no precedence established, and further editions of that part in 1722 (ESTC has Library Company of Philadelphia only) and this so-called second edition of 1729, in truth a re-issue with new title page; while the second part printed by Dryden Leach, which appears to have been genuinely issued separately, remains a first edition in all copies located. All versions are uncommon.

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        A Collection Of Voyages

      London: Printed for James and John Knapton, 1729. Best Collected Edition of Dampier`s Voyages. Also included here are the narratives of Lionel Wafer concerning the Isthmus of Panama, and William Funnell, who accompanied Damper on his first voyage, and the entire collection of voyages edited by William Hacke, consisting of the narratives of buccaneers Ambrose Cowley and Bartholomew Sharp, and those of Mr. Roberts, and John Wood, who served on Narbrough?s expedition to the west coast of South America. ?Dampier was the best known, and probably the most intelligent, of the famous group of buccaneers that tormented the Spaniards in the South Seas from 1680 to 1720. His industry in taking notes of all he saw was equalled by his pains in preserving them from destruction. His first voyage, under Captain Swan, in the Cygnet, took him from Virginia to Spanish America and across the Pacific to the East Indies. He traveled extensively in the Orient on several voyages which lasted from 1683 to 1691. It was on one of these trips that the first landing was made by the English on Australian shores, at the entrance of King Sound on the northwest coast, in 1688...Dampier?s book was so well received that the British Admiralty gave him a commission as captain in the Royal Navy and command of the Roebuck to conduct surveys of New Holland (Australia). Shortly after the Roebuck sailed in January, 1699, Dampier?s second book...appeared...Dampier?s voyage in 1699 was the second expedition of the English to Australia. He furnished accurate information and surveys and wrote concerning Australia, ?It is not yet determined whether it is an island or a main continent; but I am certain that it joyns neither Asia, Africa, nor America.? His descriptions of the aborigines of Australia probably inspired Jonathan Swift to write about Gulliver among the Yahoos...Dampier explored the south coast of New Guinea or Papua, and he discovered New Britain, St. George?s Bay, and Dampier Strait.? (Hill) ?Dampier was an excellent hydrographer, and possessed an almost unique talent for observing and recording natural phenomena...In their clear, easy, homely, common-sense style, his writings are almost classical; his surveys and charts, making allowance for the imperfections of the age, are most highly commendable, and his dogged determination to keep and preserve his journal through all hardships, dangers, and adverse circumstances, is beyond all praise.? (DNB) Alden 729/69. Cox I pp. 12-13. Hill pp. 77-78. JCB III 428. National Maritime Museum I 92, 93, 95 & 96. Sabin 18373. 4 Volumes. 8vo. pp. 5 p.l., vi, 550, [4]ads; 4 p.l., 184, [8]index, 132, [4], 112, [76]index; 8 p.l., 116, [2], 119-463, [9]index; 8 p.l., 208, 175, [6]index, [3]ads. 63 engraved maps & plates (many folding). several woodcut text illus. woodcut ornaments. contemporary mottled calf, rebacked preserving endpapers & recornered

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        A Collection of Voyages. In four volumes. Containing I. Captain William Dampier's voyages ... II. The voyages of Lionel Wafer ... And Davis's expedition... III. A voyage round the W. Funnell ... IV. Capt. Cowley's voyage round the globe. V. Capt. Sharp's journey ... VI. Capt. Wood's voyage ... VII. Mr. Roberts's adventures

      London: James and John Knapton, 1729. 4 volumes, 8vo. (7 11/16 x 4 3/4 inches). 28 pp. publisher's advertisements. Engraved portrait frontispiece of Dampier at front of vol.II, 63 other engraved maps, plans, coastal profiles or plates (the maps, 18 of which are folding, by or after Herman Moll; 3 of the plates folding), occasional woodcut illustrations. Contemporary paneled calf, spines with morocco lettering-pieces lettered in gilt (neatly rebacked with original spines preserved). Bookplate on front pastedowns. Internally quite clean. A fine set of a work which includes the most important Buccaneering narratives. In addition, William Dampier is generally described as the first Englishman to set foot on the Australian continent. This is the first collected edition, and textually the best, of Dampier's voyages. The additional titlepage in the first volume designates this 'the seventh edition, corrected' of the work. Hill states that the narratives in the second volume are in the fourth edition, those in the third volume are in the third edition, and those in the fourth volume are not designated, although he notes: 'Parts II-V of v. 4 are a reprint, with separate title page and paging, of Hacke's A Collection of Original Voyages, London, 1699.' Dampier's first voyage to the Pacific was in 1680, raiding on the Spanish coast of South America, then crossing the Pacific to the East Indies. Throughout the next two decades he travelled extensively in the Pacific, at various times visiting Tierra del Fuego, the west coasts of South and Central America, Guam, the Philippines, the East Indies, China, the Campeche coast, Southeast Asia, and the Caribbean. In 1688, Dampier touched on New Holland, or Australia, for the first time, making a survey of the coast near King Sound. In 1698, after the first volume of his voyages had been published to great acclaim, the Admiralty gave him a commission as a captain in the Royal Navy and command of "The Roebuck". With it he undertook another expedition to Australia, the second British expedition to go there and the first to have that destination as its objective. He explored the south coast of New Guinea, discovered New Britain and Dampier Strait, and explored along the western coast of Australia. Although hampered by illness amongst his crew, he ultimately completed the circumnavigation in 1701. Dampier was the best known, and probably the most intelligent, of the famous group of buccaneers who tormented the Spanish in the South Sea from 1680 to 1720. 'This collection of Dampier's works is considered by many to be the best edition. However, Dampier obviously did not write the whole work ... [as it also] includes the narratives of Lionel Wafer and William Funnell as well as the whole book of William Hacke' (Hill). His books were a great success and were frequently reprinted. See the Dictionary of National Biography (vol.V, pp.452-457) for a detailed sketch of this remarkable man. Cf. Borba de Moraes I, pp.242-43; European Americana 729/69; Hill (2004) 422; NMM 1:92, 93, 95, 96; Sabin 18374-18377.

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        A View of Ancient Laws, Against Immorality and Profaneness; Under the following Heads: Lewdness, Profane Swearing, Cursing, and Blasphemy, Perjury, Prophanation of Days devoted to Religion, Contempt or Neglect of Divine Service, Drunkenness, Gaming, Idleness, Vagrancy, Begging, Stage-Plays and Players, and Duelling

      Cambridge. Corn. Crownfield and John Crownfield. 1729. Bound in full period gilt ruled calfskin. Gilt ruled spine compartments with raised bands. Gilt titled morrocco label. Tall Folio. 9.0" x 14.25". The First Edition. A pious, if not amusing compendium concerning causes of and penalties for 18th century bad behaviour. Includes further sections on such dubious activities as Adultery, Rape, Incest, Sodomy and Beastiality, etc. Covers rubbed with loss of gilt to rules. Corners bumped. Very light offset to upper edges. A Very Good crisp, tight and clean copy of this most extraordinary catalogue of human depravation.

      [Bookseller: Heldfond Book Gallery, ABAA-ILAB]
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        Le Paradis Perdu de Milton. Poëme Heroique. Traduit de l'Anglois. Avec les Remarques de Mr. Addisson.

      3 volumes. A Paris, Chez Cailleau, Brunet, Bordelet & Henry 1729. 12mo. With engraving on frontispiece. (4)+24+CLIV+(2)+228+(2); (4)+ pp. 229-544; (2)+304+(4) pages. Bound in three contemporary full leather bindings of calf with richly gilt spines as well as with raised bands. With marbled endpaper. With a bit of edgewear. The upper part of the spine of the first volume are a bit open at the hinge as well as the lower part of the third volume. Inside with minor browning. A nice and presentable set.. Brunet III, 1731.** Nice set of an early translation of John Milton's masterpiece from 1667. A fragment was translated into French in 1725 and a prose translation appeared in Paris in 1727. The next edition - the present - was published in 1729 and the translation was done by Chéron de Boismorand

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        Origen de los indios de el nuevo mundo e Indias Occidentales, averiguado con discurso de opiniones

      Francisco Martinez Abad Madrid: Francisco Martinez Abad. 1729. Second edition, edited, and brought up to date by Andres Gonzales de Barcia Carballido y Zuniga, who had resided twelve years as a missionary in America. Folio, pp. [32], 1, 8-336, [80]; vignette title-p. showing ships approaching a coast, engraved portrait of Thomas Aquinas, 5 small engravings in the text; contemporary and probably original full limp vellum, spine lettered in ms.; nice copy. With the letterpress bookplate on the verso of the title-p. of Dr. D. Miguel Tafur (i.e. Miguel Tafur y Zea, 1766-1833), the noted Peruvian medical doctor whose biography is given by Juan Lastres in Vida y obras del Dr. Muguel Tafur (Lima, 1943). One of the earliest compilations concerning the origin of the native American. Garciaís opinion was that the American Indians descended from various races of the old world, including Chinese and Tartars. "But all his learning on this subject is of less value than the positive facts concerning the native tribes, which he drew partly from his own experiences in the New World, and partly from a MS. work by Juan de Vetanzos (one of the companions of Pizarro, and a man specially skilled in the native languages), which was in the possession of Garcia, and which has never been published. The fifth book of Garciaís work contains the native Indian accounts of their origin, and is divided into sections which treat separately of the various distinct tribes of Mexico and Peru." Medina IV, 2713; Borba de Moraes I, 346; Sabin, 26567: "a work of vast erudition. All that has ever been imagined as to the origin of the Americans, and the manner in which this New World was peopled, is gathered here."

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        Histoire des RÈvolutions de SuËde, O? l'on voit les changemens qui sont arrivez dans ce Royaume au sujet de la Religion & du Gouvernement; Histoire des RÈvolutions de Portugal

      Henri Scheurleer La Haye Henri Scheurleer 1729g Lg. 8vo. 2 volumes in one. [vi] 159 pp., [ix] 64 pp., [iv]. Half title page: "Histoires Des Revolutions Romaines, De Suede, Et De Portugal Par L'abbe De Vertot." Bound in full period calf with gilt spine and 5 raised bands. The binding shows some wear and rubbing to edges but sound. Edges red. Missing front and back free endpapers and blank. Some age browning to pages not affecting text. Else, a very tight copy in good+ condition.

      [Bookseller: Eric Chaim Kline - Bookseller ]
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        Dictionarium Historicum, Criticum, Chronologicum, Geographicum, et literale Sacrae Scripturae: Cum figuris Antiquitates Judaicas repraesentibus

      Augustae Vindelicorum et Graecii; Sumptibus Philippi ac Martini Veith & Joannis Fratis Haeredum Augustae Vindelicorum et Graecii; Sumptibus Philippi ac Martini Veith & Joannis Fratis Haeredum 1729vg 2 volumes bound in 1. Sm. folio. 499pp. 503pp. Tooled, panelled original pigskin with brass clasps. Title plate in leather with gold lettering. Raised bands. Some age wear and staining on binding. Red page edges. Name of previous owner, date and place handwritten in black ink on half title. Title vignettes throughout. Early Latin edition (translated from the French) of Calmet's popular Bible dictionary. Illustrated with 18 full page etchings (one folding), and 4 fold-out maps. Tight copy in very good condition.

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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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