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        (Alexander) The Dunciad, Variorum. With the Prolegomena of Scriblerus.

      London, Printed for A. Dod, 1729 . first edition, 4to., pp.[ii]+29+[3]+118+cxix-cxxiv, engraved vignette (ass with burden of books surmounted by owl) on title, contents in fresh state; well rebound in half calf antique, gilt, red morocco label Griffith 211; Foxon P771. First edition of the Dunciad Variorum, the version most often cited and read. Though the text of the poem was not changed greatly in length (1,014 lines compared with 920 lines in the editions of 1728) the size of the work was quadrupled by the addition of the "Prolegomena," apparatus criticus, notes and appendixes, in which Pope and his circle attacked his antagonists more directly and pungently than in the poem itself. The names of many of the dunces, previously left blank or indicated by initials, are here supplied.

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        In dissertationem Italiae Medii Aevi censurae III. Viterbiensis, Veneta, e Brixiana: cum responsis III. Pro anonymo mediolanensi belli diplomatici historia tertio praemissa. Difesadi tre documenti antichi dell'Archivio del Real Monistero di Santa Giulia di Brescia , accusati di falso dall'anonimo milanese nella sua dissertazione corografica de Italia Medii Aevi inserita nel X tomo degli scrittori dell'italiane cose esposta da chi ha pubblicato il breve comentario dell'assedio di Brescia dell'anno 1438. Di Vangelista Manelmo vicentino.

      Ex Aedibus Soc. Palatinae - Rizzardi., Mediolani - Brescia. 1729 - 2 tomi in 1 vol., m. pelle no coeva, pp. cc.nn. 4 + 314 .

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        The great law of consideration: or, a discourse, wherein the nature, usefulness, and absolute necessity of consideration, in order to a truly serious and religious life, is laid open … The eleventh edition, corrected

      A. Bettesworth J. Hazard et al. London: A. Bettesworth, J. Hazard, [et al.]. 1729. Small 8vo, pp. [14], 450; engraved frontispiece, title-p. printed in red and black; bound without the half-title in later full polished tree calf, double gilt borders on covers enclosing a central oval made in ink and applied to the bindings by a transfer process; the spine in green gilt- decorated morocco with red morocco label; upper joint slightly cracked, else very good.

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        Nova Plantarum Genera iuxta Tourneforti methodum disposita... -

      Firenze, Paperini, 1729.Folio. Later vellum, spine lettered in ink. Hand-coloured vignette on title, 4 hand-coloured historiated initials heightened in gold, a hand-coloured end-piece, and 108 finely engraved plates by Filiosi. (24), 234 pp.; inner margin of 2 leaves neatly repaired; a large, fresh and attractive copy. The only edition of this noteworthy botanical work, highly prized by Linnaeus, in which Micheli, director of the botanical gardens of Florence, describes 1900 plants, 1400 of which hitherto unknown. It is the best work on fungi of the period - Micheli was the first to understand and describe the germination of fungi - and it has become a milestone in the literature of mycology. Pritzel 6202. Nissen 1363. Plesch 335. Brunet III, 1707: «Ce livre se trouve difficilement, et il conserve plus de valeur que l'ouvrage de Tournefort...» L'unica edizione di questa rara ed importante opera botanica. Frontespizio in rosso e nero e con vignetta colorata a mano, 4 iniziali istoriate colorate a mano e 108 tavv. f.t. finemente inc. in rame dal Filiosi. Piccolo ed abile restauro al margine interno di 2 fogli, altrimenti ottimo esemplare, molto fresco e marginoso, rilegato in pergamena.

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        Altra veduta della Dogana di mare (titolo ripetuto in latino al centro e francese a d.)

      Incisione in rame, mm 276x352, raffigurante una scena marina con le barche in primo piano e la Dogana. Tratta da "Thesaurus Antiquitatum et Historiarum Italiae". Bell' esemplare marginoso, piega editoriale, ottimo stato di conservazione.

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        Tractus Norwegiæ Danicus Magnam Dioecseos Aggerhuisiensis?

      Incisione in rame, mm 480x550, colorata d'epoca. Piacevole carta raffigurante la regione di Oslo, con ricco cartiglio. Ottimo esemplare marginoso. J.B.Homann nasce a Norimberga nel 1663; lavora inizialmente per David Funk e per Giacomo Sandrart finchè, nel 1702, inizia una propria produzione cartografica, raggiungendo ben presto un notevole successo per l'eleganza e la modernità, ben amalgamando aspetto scientifico e decorativo. Nel 1707 pubblica il primo atlante, arricchendolo rapidamente fino a superare il centinaio di carte con il ''Grosser Atlas" di 126 carte. Muore nel 1723, ma la sua attività viene portata avanti dagli eredi.

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        NOVA PLANTARUM GENERA iuxia Tournefortii methodum disposita... Florentiae, Typis Bernardi Paperinii..., 1729.

      Robusta ril. carton. primo '900, cm 35x24,5, cc. 12 non numer., pp 234 di t., 108 tavv incise f.t. (di queste, purtroppo, ne mancano 25: la 60, 61, 64, 65, 66, 67, 68, 69, 70, 71, 72, 73, 74, 75, 76, 77, 78, 79, 80, 81, 82, 83, 84, 85, 86, 88, 93). Dalla pag. 234 (ultima di testo), il vol. è scollato dal dorso e, dalla tav. 59 le carte sono slegate. Alla seconda c. bianca, nota manoscritta coeva. Frontesp. in rosso e nero con fine inc. Bei capilett. di grandi dimensioni. Ampie gore da umidità a qualche tav. Pregevole per le belle tavole disponibili.

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        Voyage historique d?Italie: contenant des recherches exactes sur le gouvernment, les m?urs, les fêtes, les spectacles, & les singularités des villes où l?Auteur a passé ; des avantures curieuses & des faits interessans arrivés depuis peu, & qui Concernent divers Princes, Papes, Cardinaux, Prélats, & autres grands personnages, vivans encore pour la plûpart. Ouvrage semé d?un grand nombre de bonne Pièces fugitives de Poesie, & de Pasquinades ingenieuses qui ont rapport à l?Histoire du tems.

      chez Merville 1729 Due volumi di cm. 16, pp. (4) 624; (4) 483 (37). Frontespizi in rosso e nero. Solida ed elegante legatura coeva in piena pelle, dorsi a nervi con titoli e fregi in oro. Dentelles interne, sguardie marmorizzate e tagli rossi. Solo un piccolo alone al margine delle ultime carte del secondo volume e qualche segno d'usura alle cerniere, peraltro esemplare ben conservato. Edizione originale, rara. Non in Olschki; D'ancona (pp. 68-70) invece si dilunga in una dettagliata descrizione, informandoci che il viaggio è stato compiuto fra il 1717 ed il 1721 da un giornalista e commediografo nemico di Voltaire

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        La Tebaide... di Selvaggio Porpora.

      appresso Giovanni Maria Salvioni 1729 Cm. 23, pp. (4) 500 (2). Vignetta al frontespizio, una grande testata, un bel capolettera istoriato ed un finale a ciascuno dei 12 canti. Il tutto finemente inciso in rame. Solida legatura ottocentesca in mezzo marocchino verde, dorso liscio con titoli e filetti in oro. Ottima copia stampata su carta pesante. Si tratta della prima edizione italiana nella traduzione del Cardinale Cornelio Bentivoglio sotto lo pseudonimo di Selvaggio Porpora. Cfr. Gamba (2454): "Magnifica edizione che meritò d'essere lodata da Monsignor Fontanini, e dal suo annotatore Apostolo Zeno, il quale trovava la versione del Bentivoglio, in bellissimi sciolti italiani, sublime senza gonfiezza, grande senza sproporzione, soave senza mollezza".

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        MEMOIRES pour servir a l'histoire des hommes illustres dans la Republique des Lettres, avec un Catalogue raisonnè de leurs Ouvrages.

      Briasson 1729-1745 39 (su 44) voll. in-16, leg. cart. rust. coevo con tit.mss ai d. La nostra serie raccoglie 39 voll. mancando i volumi 16, 17, 18, 29, 39. Il vol. X è doppio perchè suddiviso in 2 parti. Gli ultimi voll., a partire dal vol. XXXI, contengono gli Indici alfabetici generali per articolo. Opera bibliografica e principale del Niceron (1685-1738) contenente 1600 "articoli" con precise schede bibliografiche, ancora molto utile per le notizie di grande erudizione contenute. Rara ediz. orig. Qualche lieve brun. ma bell'esempl. in barbe. [161]

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        Introductionis in universam geographiam, tam veterem quam novam. Libri 6. Cum integris Johannis Bunonis, Joh. Frid. Hekelii & Joh. Reiskii, & selectis Londinensibus notis.

      Joannem Pauli 1729 Textum ad optimas editiones recognovit; pauca Cluverii, multa interpretum sphalmata obelo; notavit; bubnonianis tabulis geographicis ... cum praecognitis geographicis, praefixit Augustinus Bruzen la Martiniere ? - Editio omnium locupletissima - in 4° - pp.1b + 22 carte nn+ pp 688 + 30 carte nn - Mezza pergamena - Antiporta figurata, marca tipografica sul front. - 4 tavv. Astronomiche + 2 tavv. di mappamondo più volte ripiegate + 1 tav sinottica + 46 carte geogr. più volte ripiegate - Testo in latino - Fogli intonsi - Tassello in marocchino verde - Qualche pagina leggermente brunita - qualche pagina posposta

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        l'Anti-Mathanase, ou Critique du chef d'oeuvre d'un inconnu. Le tout critiqué dans le goût moderne.

      Utrecht: Aux depens de l'éditeur 1729. Sm. 8vo. (24)+138+(8) pp. Contp. vellum.. With the book-plate of Bibliotheca Blomiana and the name H. Blome on titlepage

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        TUTTE LE OPERE DI GIOVAN GIORGIO TRISSINO GENTILUOMO VICENTINO NON PIU' RACCOLTE. TOMO I CONTENENTE LE POESIE. TOMO II CONTENENTE LE PROSE.

      IACOPO VALLARSI 1729 Solida legatura in piena pergamena d'epoca, dorso a cinque scomparti, tassello bordeaux con autore, titolo e numero di tomo incisi in oro; al piede dei dorsi, tassellino con numero di collocazione in oro; tagli spruzzati. Ai contropiatti anteriori di entrambi i volumi nota di possesso manoscritta: 1800, di Francesco Testa Vicentino. Tomo I: 1 carta bianca; XXXIV pagine numerate, compresi occhiello, frontespizio con titolo in rosso e nero e bella marca tipografica incisa, all'ultima pagina fregio tipografico silografato; a pagina X, bel ritratto dell'autore inciso a piena pagina; 8 pagine non numerate di cui la prima di occhiello, 1 capolettera abitato; 398 pagine numerate; alla prima, testatina e capolettera incisi; 2 tavole fuori testo, incise su rame, una raffigurante pianta di Roma con i suoi principali monumenti, l'altra uno schema della Castramentazione di Belisario; nel testo fregi, finalini e capolettera a silografia. II volume: 1 carta bianca; occhiello, frontespizio con titolo in rosso e nero e bella marca topografica incisa; 4 pagine non numerate per indice, approvazione e occhiello bianco al verso; 317 pagine numerate; occhiello, 82 pagine numerate; nel testo, grandi finalini e fregi tipografici silografati. Elegante pubblicazione settecentesca, prima edizione collettiva delle opere del Trissino: il primo tomo è dedicato ai componimenti poetici fra cui "L'Italia liberata dai Goti" e "Sofonisba", il secondo contiene le opere in prosa. Esemplare in ottimo stato di conservazione, fresco all'interno, a grandi margini. Cfr. GRAESSE, Tresor de Livres Rares et Precieux, VII - 200 Libro

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        Tractus Norwegiae Danicus Magnam Dioeceseos Aggerhusiensis Partem Sistens

      Homann Johann Baptist Nuremburg: Homann, Johann Baptist. unbound. very good(+). Map. Engraving with original color wash. Image measures 18.5" x 21 3/8". Beautiful and unusual map of south eastern Norway including Oslo (here called Christiania), circa 1729. Map is flanked by a stunning mining scene. Illustrated in exquisite detail is the process of metal mining and smelting on the mountainside. Both the vignette and the decorative title cartouche remain uncolored. Minor overall wear, small stain to lower right. Johann Baptist Homann (1664-1724) was a renowned German mapmaker of the late 17th and early 18th century, including being geographer to the Holy Roman Emperor. His business was carried on through the 18th century by the Homann Heirs, also prolific and popular mapmakers.

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        The Great Art of Artillery

      Modern leather binding with new endpapers. Contents G - in Good condition. Some mild foxing and light marking to text and plates. Occasional sm. tears largely confined to margins. Edges uncut First translated edition Full leather binding with impressed front panel. Gilt bands and embellished red title panel to spine 404pp :: 23 folding engraved plates detailing the science and construction of weaponry :: 350mm x 230mm (14" x 9") :: First translated edition of what was for over a century the standard work on the science and technology of artillery. Originally published as 'Artis Magnae Artilleriae' in Amsterdam in 1650 the work contains one of the first tracts on the rocket as well as treating the subjects of pyrotechnics and weights and measures. This edition complete with all twenty-three engraved folding plates

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        Oeuvres diverses.

      Petit in-8°. 2 f. n. ch., XXVII p., 2 f. n. ch. (table), 359 p.; 2 f. n. ch., 393 p., 1 f. n. ch. (table); 2 f. n. ch. (table), 420 p. Plein cuir, dos à nerfs, pièce de titre rouge, tomaison, titre et décor dorés au dos. 3 volumes. Tchemerzine 3, 898. - Edition originale. - "Première édition de ce recueil dont Voltaire et Walckenaer attribuaient la publication à l'abbé d'Olivet. Cette édition est très négligée; c'est cependant la première." (Tchemerzine) - Ex libris, nom sur le faux titre, quelques accrocs et trous de ver aux couvertures, coiffe tome 2 se déchire.

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        The Great Art of Artillery

      London: J. Tonson [printer], 1729.. First translated edition. Full leather binding with impressed front panel. Gilt bands and embellished red title panel to spine. Modern leather binding with new endpapers. Contents G - in Good condition. Some mild foxing and light marking to text and plates. Occasional sm. tears largely confined to margins. Edges uncut. 404pp :: 23 folding engraved plates detailing the science and construction of weaponry :: 350mm x 230mm (14" x 9") :: First translated edition of what was for over a century the standard work on the science and technology of artillery. Originally published as 'Artis Magnae Artilleriae' in Amsterdam in 1650 the work contains one of the first tracts on the rocket as well as treating the subjects of pyrotechnics and weights and measures. This edition complete with all twenty-three engraved folding plates

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        Tractatus Inquam de Putativa Natalium Spurietate

      1729. Ontalba y Arce (Hontalva y Arce), Pedro de. Tractatus Inquam de Putativa Natalium Spurietate. Unica Disputatione Digestus. Barcelona: Sumptibus Pauli Campins Typographi, 1729. [lxviii], 288, [51] pp. Main text in parallel columns. Folio (11-1/2" x 8"). Contemporary limp vellum, early hand lettered title to spine, ties lacking. Light soiling, a few minor stains, one-inch strip cut from fore-edge of lower two-thirds of front board, rear fore-edge-abraded, pastedowns beginning to come loose, some edgewear to preliminaries and rear endleaves. Attractive woodcut head and tail pieces. Toning to text, light browning and faint dampstaining to margins in a few places. Early owner signature to half-title, brief annotations to a few leaves, interior otherwise clean. A nice copy of a scarce title. * First edition. This treatise addresses marriage, heirs and other aspects of family relations in Canon, Visigothic and Spanish law. A second edition was published in 1760. Little is known about the author, who is identified as a Spanish canon lawyer on the title page. OCLC locates 1 copy of the first edition (at the National Library of Chile), 2 of the second edition (at UC-Berkeley Law School and St. Joseph's Seminary, New York). Not in The Canon Law Collection of the Library of Congress.

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        Paedagogia Compendiaria Das ist kurtz-gefaßte Anweisung für die so wohl noch ungeübte als bereits geübte Kinder, da vermittelst XXIV. Tabellen gezeiget wird, wie jene sollen die Buchstaben in denen vier Haupt-Sprachen 1. kennen, 2. zusammen setzen, 3. lesen, und 4. die Zahlen in gemeinen und römischen Ziffern aussprechen lernen : Diese theils nöthigen, theils nützlichen Wissenschaften als in dem Catechismo, Theologia, oder Glaubens-Lehre ... auf leichte Art ... unterrichtet werden / von Johannes Andreas Liscovius. - Zum dritten mahl etwas vollständiger herausgegeben..

      8°, Kupferstich-Fronti., 6 Bl. 186 S., 3 gestochene Karten (von 5 Faltkart), , HLdr. d. Zeit, Berieben, etwas fleckig, Marginalien von alter Hand., hinterste Blätter etwas wasserändig, darum hinterer fliegender Vors. etwas verklebtt. S 177 u. 178 übersprungen Vorhandene Karten: Landcharte des alten Testaments; Pauli des Apostels Reisen; Asia (fehlend: Europa, Teut schland). Sehr seltenes, durchgehend in Tabellenform abgefasstes Schulbuch. Bereits das Mittelalter und die Reformationszeit kannten tabellarische Unterrichtsmittel. Der Höhepunkt dieser Lernmethode war dann im 18. Jht. Johann Andreas Liscovius (1668-1736) studierte in Wittenberg u. Halle wo er bei Johann Peter von Ludewig (oder Ludwig) (1668-1743) promovierte. Danach folge er dem Ruf nach Augsburg, wo er Lehrer u- Vize-Inspektor des städtische Waisenhauses u. der Armenanstalt. Sein Lehrbuch (hier in der letzten Auflage) war für Schulanfänger u. Fortgeschrittene gedacht. Die beiden ersten rot/schwarz gedruckten Tabellen dienten dem Lesenlernen. Die ersten Tabelle enthält das Alphabet in Fraktur u. lateinischen Lettern, dazu jeweils 1 -2 Merkwörter und einen mit diesen Merkwörtern gebildete Satz.

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        ROBERG, LARS [preses] & NEUCHTER, JACOB [respondent]. Dissertatio physico-medica de monocerotis cornu fossili.

      A.a. Uppsala, literis Wernerianis, (1729). 4:o. (4),15,(1) s. Med titelvinjett och träsnittsillustration på sista sidan. Tagen ur band. Spår av marmorerad ryggremsa.. Lidén Catalogus disputationum 23. Om fossila betar funna i Sibirien

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        BIBLIA Dat is De gantsche H. Schrifture ....vervattende...De Prophetien der Propheten + Het Nieuwe Testament + De Boecken genaemt Apocryphe...Door last van de Hoog.- Mog. Heeren Staten Generael...volgens 't Besluyt van de Sinode Nationael.....

      Dordrecht., Pieter en Jacob Keur., 1729. 42 x 29 cms, De Prophetien, titel + kort bericht ( ii) folio's, +134 folio's, met 8 platen, daarvan 1 dubbelbladig, + gegr. titelblad; Gravures du Nouveau Testament, + Titelblad; Het Nieuwe Testament, + register (xxv) bladzijden. , + 164 folio's, met twee landkaarten; Het Beloofde land en De Reysen Pauli, met 70 platen, daarvan 12 dubbelbladige, + Apocryphe, ( ii ), 66 folio's, met 6 platen, daarvan 3 dubbelbladige. Geschilderde schutbladen. Lederen band uit de tijd, met vergulde versieringen. Restauraties van de band. DIT bijbeldeel begint in het Oude Testament bij ; de Profeten, dan volgt + Het Nieuwe Testament + de Apocriefen. Bijgebonden ; 84 platen van de Prentenbijbel van Picart

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        Matthiæ, (1714). Högsmal 12:o.

      (12),55 s. Häftad i samtida ngt nött marmorerat omslag med lite skadad rygg. Reva i bakre omslaget och på sista bladet. Ljus fläck på s. 51. Med anteckning på insidan av främre omslag att boken köpts på auktion i Stockholm 1729. Anteckningen är av J. G. Sack, men dennes namnteckning är tyvärr raderad. Från Bergshammarsbiblioteket.. Bring Riksdagshandlingar s. 15. Med en hyllningsdikt av J. Linder på s. 51-52 och B. Hoffsten på s. 53-55. En andra upplaga trycktes 1745. Lagerlöf riktade sig även till 1714 års riksdag med "Wälmente tanckar om landsens cultur och brukning til menniskians föda och uppehälle". 1719 utgav han "Wälmente tanckar om goda miölke-koors utwäljande/ anskaffande och skiötsel/ at man må hafwa ömnig miölkning och tilbörlig nytta af boskap i landet." Han var borgmästare i Kristinehamn, men slutade sina dagar som sinnessjuk. J. G. Sack (1697-1751) byggde tillsammans med sin fru Eva Bielke upp ett stort arkiv och bibliotek på sitt sörmländska gods Bergshammar. Böckerna köptes in av Björck och Börjesson på 1930-talet. De var inte sällan i fint och orört skick, som här

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        Opera Omnia, Antea Diversis Temporibus Seorsim Edita, Nunc in Unum

      1729. Wesel, Abraham van [1633-1680]. Opera Omnia, Antea Diversis Temporibus Seorsim Edita, Nunc in Unum Corpus Redacta, Nempe I. Commentarius ad Novellas Constitutiones Ultrajectinas Multarum Litium Diremendarum Causa, XIV. Aprilis, M. DC. LIX. Promulgatas. II. De Connubiali Bonorum Societate, & Pactis Dotalibus. III. De Remissione Mercedis Propter Bellum, Inundationem Aquarum, & Sterilitatem. Editio Nova a Mendis, Quibus Priores Scatebant, Purgata. Ghent: Apud Cornelium Meyer, 1729-30. Three parts, each with title page and individual pagination. Main text in parallel columns. Quarto (7-1/2" x 6-1/2"). Contemporary mottled calf, gilt frames to boards, gilt spine with raised bands and lettering piece, edges rouged, speckled endpapers. Some rubbing to extremities, chipping to head of spine, corners bumped and somewhat worn, residue from bookplate to front pastedown. First title page printed in red and black, attractive woodcut head-pieces, tail-pieces and decorated initials. Some toning to text. Brief later annotation to front pastedown, interior otherwise fresh. * Third and final edition, with corrections. Educated at the University of Utrecht, Wesel was Counsellor to the Court of Vianen, where he was a colleague of Paul Voet, and fiscal lawyer to the Court of Utrecht. A solid Romanist, he was also, says Wessels, "a great authority not only on the law of Utrecht, but also on the law of Holland." Opera Omnia was first published in 1692 and it collects his principal works. The first part is a detailed article-by-article commentary on the Novellae Constitutiones of the Province of Utrecht in Dutch and Latin. The other parts address the Roman and Roman-Dutch law of husband and wife, dowry, community property and compensation. OCLC locates 1 copy in North America, at UC-Berkeley Law School; another copy located at Harvard Law School. Wessels, History of Roman-Dutch Law 316. Dekkers, Bibliotheca Belgica Juridica 188 (4).

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        Tutte le Opere di Giovan Giorgio Trissino gentiluomo vicentino non piu raccolte

      Presso Jacopo Vallarsi Verona: Presso Jacopo Vallarsi, 1729. First Edition. Hard Cover. Two vols. in one; 4to., pp. half-title + frontis + [iii]-xxiv + [xlii] + [1]-296 + ff 2 (maps) + [297,298] + 299-398; [viii] + [1]-317 + blank + ff 1 + [1]-82; 18th c. half vellum over marbled paper boards; red morocco gilt spine label; boards worn with buckram reinforcements to spine; buckram-backed endpapers; all edges stained green; library inkstamp to front endpaper and title page; library pocket and electronic tag to rear endpaper; title pages in red and black; text generally clean and bright; a serviceable ex-library copy. First edition. Illustrated with an engraved frontispiece portrait of Trissino, a Renaissance humanist, poet, dramatist, and grammarian. Born of a patrician family in Vicenza, Giovanni Giogio Trissino (1478-1550) was exiled from Venice for political reasons, but found favor with a series of Popes who offered their protection. His drama Sophonisba (1515), which is based partly on the life of a Carthaginian lady, served as a model for the early modern tragic form in theatre. He also helped promote the early career of architect Andrea Palladio, with whom he maintained a long friendship. Good.

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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

      Frankfurt und Leipzig, Ph. W. Stock, 1729.. Mit 4 gefalt. Kupfertafeln, 4 gefalt. Holzschnitt-Tafeln und 3 Textholzschnitten. 3 Bll., 128 S. Buntpapierumschlag.

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        Dannemarks og Norges beskrivelse ved Ludvig Holberg.

      Köpenhamn, Johan Jørgen Høpffner, 1729. 4:o. (8),+ 744 s. Enstaka småfläckar. Nött samtida hfrbd med guldornerad rygg med upphöjda bind och beige titeletikett, ena hörnet av övre kapitäl borta. Ol. Gråbergs äldre ägaranteckning på engelska i bläck på frampärmen, med anteckningen att han fått den i gåva av John Hall junior. Rääfs exlibris. Ehrencron-Müller X, s. 136 f. Bibl. danica II, 600. Första upplagan av Holbergs beskrivning av Danmark och Norge. Varianten med de första 576 sidorna i rättat omtryck. En andra upplaga trycktes 1749. John Hall den yngre (1771-1830) föddes som mycket rik son till den förmögne skotten och Göteborgsköpmannen John Hall den äldre, men dog som utblottad tiggare i Stockholm, efter att 1807 drivit den ärvda firman i konkurs. Som egendomligt exempel på livets växlingar blev hans liv föremål för åtskilliga skillingtryck och moraliteter, bl. a. av Fredrik Cederborgh. Olof Gråberg var bror till Gråberg di Hemsö

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        "Tractus Norwegiæ Danicus Magnam Dioecesis Aggerhusiensis"

      Samtidig håndkolorert kobberstikk, 47,5x55 cm Nürnberg ca.1729 Et særegent og interessant kart over Oslo og omegn. Til høyre er det et stort prospekt av bergverksdrift. Tilstandstrykk med privilegiet. Samme eksemplar som nr. 157 i katalog 25, del to.. W.B. Ginsberg "Maps and Mapping of Norway 1602 - 1855" Hom 2, A.I. Hoem no.51, Ginsberg "Norvegia" nr. 62, "Scandia" nr. 57

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        The Island of Bermudos

      London, 1729. Engraved map together with separate compartment showing a portion of Providence Island. Fine condition. 11 x 8in.

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        Enantiophanon Centuriae Sex, Et Conciliationes Eorundem

      1729. Bronkhorst (Bronchorst), Everard van [1554-1627]. Enantiophanon Centuriae Sex, Et Conciliationes Eorundem: Ab Ipso Authore Recognitae, & Amplius Quam Tertia Parte Auctae [et] Locupletatae: Accessit Brevis Tractatus, De Privilegiis Studiosorum, Tam Professorum & Doctorum Eodem Authore. Leiden: Ex Officina Iacobi Marci, 1621. [xl], 511, 300 pp. Two parts, each with title page. Quarto (8" x 6"). Contemporary vellum with lapped edges, early hand-lettered title to spine, edges rouged. Light soiling and some edgewear, front joint cracked but secure, text block partially detached but secure, vellum beginning to crack through pastedowns, front endleaf detached, upper portion of rear free endpaper lacking. Main title page printed in red and black, woodcut decorated initials and tail-pieces. Light toning, residue from small bookseller ticket to head of title page, a few brief annotations to endleaves. A solid copy. * Later edition of a work first published in 1594. Bronkhorst was a professor of law at the University of Leiden from 1587 until his death. According to Roberts, his work was cited often by the leading Roman-Dutch authorities, especially van Leeuwen. Enantiophanon is an extensive treatise on controversial topics in Roman-Dutch law. A sophisticated work, it went through 9 editions, the last one in 1695. Roberts, A South-African Legal Bibliography 63. Dekkers, Bibliotheca Belgica Juridica 28 (2).

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        Veduta di Pontremoli nella Lunigiana copiata da una Originale, che esisteva nell'Atlante del Sig. Barone Filippo Stosch di Prussia.

      XVIII secolo. Incisione in rame all'acquaforte, b/n, cm 18,3 x 53 (alla lastra) pi? margini. In alto a sinistra, al margine bianco ma sempre in lastra compare il riferimento bibliografico (Tom: XI, Tav: II, pag. 213). Incisa dall'Allegrini (nato a Firenze nel 1729) rara veduta della citt? di Pontremoli, in Lunigiana, in cui sono allineati tutti gli edifici principali ripresi dalla sponda del fiume Magra. Esemplare leggermente rifilato appena sopra la battuta (che comunque compare) al margine superiore, peraltro in margini e in assai buono stato di conservazione.

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        Die mit vielen raren und curiosen Geheimnüssen angefüllte Illuminir-Kunst, Worinnen enthalten: Wie alle Farben künstlich zu bereiten und nützlich zu gebrauchen; Item: Allerhand rare Vergüldungen, Fürnisse und dergleichen zu machen sind, nebst andern besondern so wohl zu dieser als auch von einer Lacquir-Kunst dienlichen... Allen Mahlern, Schreibern, Illuministen, Brief-Mahlern ... aus eines berühmten Illuministen Manuscripte zusammen getragen, und mit zweyen nützlichen Registern versehen

      Nürnberg, Buggel und Seitz 1729.. 2 Tle. in 1 Bd. 8°. Mit gest. Frontisp., 7 Bll., 392 S., 12 Bll. (Register); 48 S. (Tit. in Rot u. Schwarz). HPgmt. d. Zt. Leicht berieb. Gegenüber der Erstausgabe von 1713 um einen Anhang über die Lackierkunst erweitert. Enthält zahlr. Angaben und Rezepturen zur Herstellung von Farben, Malmittel, Lacken, Firnissen etc.

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        Der Gelehrte Narr, Oder Gantz natürliche Abbildung Solcher Gelehrten, Die da vermeynen alle Gelehhrsamkeit und Wissenschaften verschlucket zu haben, auch in dem Wahn stehen, daß ihrer gleichen nicht auf Erden zu finden ... Nebst einer lustigen Dedication und sonderbaren Vorrede. Gedruckt zu Freyburg Anno 1729. auf des Autoris eignen Kosten

      Berlin, Haude & Spener 1729. 19 cm. (38), 222, (2 weiße) Seiten Mod. Umschlag - Faber du Faur 1748 - Jantz 955 - Erstausgabe. Satire auf den berühmten Hofnarren Gundling im Tabakkollegium Friedrich Wilhelm I. von Preußen. "Satire on ... Gundling, called by Fassmann "Peter Baron von Squentz" ... With unpolished rude humor he lashes out against pedants and would-be scholars, quacks and charlatans, whom he contrasts with ... Grotius, Pufendorf, and Thomasius" (Faber du Faur). Das Frontispiz als Kopie ergänzt -

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        Operum... post lovaniensium theologorum recensionem castigatus denuo ad manuscriptos codices gallicanos, vaticanos, anglicanos, belgicos andc. nec non ad editiones antiquores and castigatiores. opera et studio monachorum ordinis sancti benedecti e' congregatione sancti mauri. venetiis, jo. bapt. albrizzi, 1729-35.

      Tredici parti in undici volumi in-folio (cm. 40), pp. 10.000 circa complessive (il volume terzo e decimo sono divisi in due parti). Ciascun frontespizio con grande vignetta centrale, due splendide incisioni a piena pagina poste all'antiporta del primo ed ultimo volume. Nel testo sono inoltre presenti molte grandi testate figurate, capolettera ed altri ornamenti tipografici; il tutto elegantemente inciso in rame nel classico stile veneziano dell'epoca. Legatura uniforme in piena pelle di scrofa su assi di legno con piatti interamente decorati a secco, dorsi a nervi e titoli su doppi tasselli. Mancanze ad alcuni tasselli, forellini alle estremità di alcuni dorsi, poche tracce d'uso. Esemplare complessivemente fresco, genuino e ben conservato. Edizione basata sulla celebre stampa parigina delle opere di S. Agostino apparsa tra il 1679 ed il 1700. Reputata una delle migliori e complete fra quelle apparse nei tempi antichi. L'undicesimo ed ultimo volume contiene la vita del Santo e gli ampi indici di tutta l'opera.

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        Veduta dell' ampia Basilica Vaticana. Con il prospetto del suo Colonnato d'Architettura del G.L. Bernini. Kupferstich von Falda bei Rossi, 1729. 48 x 62 cm. Schön gerahmt.

      Aus der halben Vogelschau gesehene, perspektivische Ansicht der Architektur des Vatikans.- Zwei kleine Braunflecken, 5 kleine hinterlegte Einrisse im weißen Außenrand, ehemals gefaltet.

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        Biblia germanica 1729 - Biblia. Das ist: die gantze Heilige Schrifft Alten und Neuen Testaments, Nach der Ubersetzung Martin Luthers ... zugleich Nöthige Register und eine Harmonie des Neuen Testaments ... von Christoph Matthäus Pfaff

      Tübingen, Cotta 1729. 43 cm. 3 Bände; (18), 1256 (irrig 1248); (8), 572 (irrig 582) Seiten mit 2 doppelseitigen Kupferstichkarten, 3 (1 doppelseitig) Kupfertafeln und 2 gestochenen Kopfvignetten. Leder-Bände der Zeit mit ornamentaler Blindprägung, unterschiedlicher Einfärbung der Deckelfelder und reicher Rückenvergold. - Darlow / Moule 4231 (1730) - BBKL VII, 408ff (Pfaff) - Schöne Bibelausgabe mit der Evangelien-Harmonie und Register mit Karten des Heiligen Landes und des Mittelmeers. Die reich verzierten Einbände gering berieben, Band 1 im weißen Rand Wurmspur, Titel am Rand restauriert, erste Blatt leicht fleckig -

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        BIBLIA Dat is De gantsche H. Schrifture ....vervattende...De Prophetien der Propheten + Het Nieuwe Testament + De Boecken genaemt Apocryphe...Door last van de Hoog.- Mog. Heeren Staten Generael...volgens 't Besluyt van de Sinode Nationael

      Dordrecht., Pieter en Jacob Keur., 1729. 42 x 29 cms, De Prophetien, titel + kort bericht ( ii) folio's, +134 folio's, met 8 platen, daarvan 1 dubbelbladig, + gegr. titelblad; Gravures du Nouveau Testament, + Titelblad; Het Nieuwe Testament, + register (xxv) bladzijden. , + 164 folio's, met twee landkaarten; Het Beloofde land en De Reysen Pauli, met 70 platen, daarvan 12 dubbelbladige, + Apocryphe, ( ii ), 66 folio's, met 6 platen, daarvan 3 dubbelbladige. Geschilderde schutbladen. Lederen band uit de tijd, met vergulde versieringen. Restauraties van de band. DIT bijbeldeel begint in het Oude Testament bij ; de Profeten, dan volgt + Het Nieuwe Testament + de Apocriefen. Bijgebonden ; 84 platen van de Prentenbijbel van Picart. KEYWORDS: Biblia

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        The Great Art of Artillery

      London: J. Tonson [printer]. Modern leather binding with new endpapers. Contents G - in Good condition. Some mild foxing and light marking to text and plates. Occasional sm. tears largely confined to margins. Edges uncut. 1729. First translated edition. Full leather binding with impressed front panel. Gilt bands and embellished red title panel to spine. 404pp :: 23 folding engraved plates detailing the science and construction of weaponry :: 350mm x 230mm (14" x 9") :: First translated edition of what was for over a century the standard work on the science and technology of artillery. Originally published as 'Artis Magnae Artilleriae' in Amsterdam in 1650 the work contains one of the first tracts on the rocket as well as treating the subjects of pyrotechnics and weights and measures. This edition complete with all twenty-three engraved folding plates .

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        The History of Great-Britain, from the first Inhabitants thereof, 'till the Death of Cadwalader and of the Kings of Scotland to Eugene V. and also a short Account of the Kings, Dukes, and Earls of Bretagne...in which are several Pieces of Taliessin, an antient British Poet, and a Defence of the Antiquity of the Scottish Nation ... to this is added T

      London: F. Gyles, et al, 1729. First edition. Hardcover. Very good. Yes. Folio. (vi),251,(xxi),52,(xxxvi)pp. Title page in red and black. Beautifully printed on laid paper with ample margins. Engraved head and tail pieces; index. Contemporary full calf; spine in 7 compartments with raised bands. Old theological college stamp on the front blank. Edges and spine tips worn; hinges neartly repaired; lettering label perished; else a very good copy and near fine internally. The first and only edition of John Lewis's History, written in the early part of the 17th century but not published until 1729. Contains a considerable anount of material on King Arthur. The main history is followed by Lhuyd's Breviary of Britayne in the translation of Thomas Twine. Rare and important. ESTC T113293.

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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.

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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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