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        Vienna. - Wien

      Augsburg [1729].. Gesamtansicht. Altkolorierter Kupferstich n. Friedrich Bernhard Werner b. Johann Christian Leopold. 19, 6 x 28,8 cm. (Blattgr.). Je ein kl. Loch in d. ob. Ecken. Knapp zum Rand beschn. Kl. Eckabriß. Marsch, Friedrich Bernhard Werner, S. 162, 208a - Erste Ausgabe. Lateinisch-deutscher Text.

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Burgverlag]
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        The Lives of Pope Alexander VI. And his son Caesar Borgia. Comprehending the wars in the reigns of Charles VIII. And Lewis XII. kings of France; and the chief transactions and revolutions in Italy, from the year 1492 to the year 1506

      London, 1729. First edition. Hardcover. Folio. No publisher stated. pp. [24], 182, [5], 184-410, [98]. With two engraved frontispieces, one representing Pope Alexander VI and the other Caesar Borgia (the former was probably etched by the author). A list of subscribers is included in the prelims. Part II contains a separate title page. Bound in period calf boards (rubbed); re-backed preserving later gilt spine. Board corner tips and some small areas along the edges are neatly repaired. Interior pages are generally clean and crisp with minor spotting and smudging; two leaves are mildly age-toned; an occasional corner crease is present. A couple of small tears are professionally sealed. Alexander Gordon (1692?-1754) was Scottish antiquary and occasional opera singer. He wrote on British and classical antiquities. In addition he wrote this biographical / historical work on the life and times of the infamous Pope Alexander VI and his son Cesare Borgia who ruled in northern Italy. Court gossip and intrigue as well as information on the Italian wars of the time and relations with France are all discussed. The appendix includes a selection of various primary source material much of which is in the original Latin. [See DNB and Allibone]. [ESTC T145610; Lowndes p.914].

      [Bookseller: Robert McDowell Antiquarian Books]
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        JOURNAL HISTORIQUE DU PREMIER VOYAGE DU ROI LOUIS XV Dans la ville de Compiègne. De l'ouverture du Congrès convoqué à Soissons. Du voyage de S.A.S.M. la duchesse, depuis Rotthembourg jusqu'à la Cour de France, & de son mariage avec S.A.S.M. le duc de Bourbon. Du premier voyage de la Reine dans la ville de Paris, & à quelle occasion. De la maladie du Roy à Fontainebleau, du rétablissement de sa santé. Et de plusieurs autres évènemens remarquables

      Mesnier, Paris 1729 - Chevalier Daudet, ingénieur géographe JOURNAL HISTORIQUE DU PREMIER VOYAGE DU ROI LOUIS XV Dans la ville de Compiègne. De l'ouverture du Congrès convoqué à Soissons. Du voyage de S.A.S.M. la duchesse, depuis Rotthembourg jusqu'à la Cour de France, & de son mariage avec S.A.S.M. le duc de Bourbon. Du premier voyage de la Reine dans la ville de Paris, & à quelle occasion. De la maladie du Roy à Fontainebleau, du rétablissement de sa santé. Et de plusieurs autres évènemens remarquables. avec un recueil des discours, harangues, & ouvrages de poësie qui ont faits à l'occasion de ces époques dédié au Roy 1729, Paris-chez Mesnier, In-12(10 x 17 cm), (VIII) et 300 pages Reliure plein cuir d'époque, dos à nerfs titré or sur pièce orné de caissons or à décor floral, tranche mouchetée rouge Etat : reliure accidenté aux coiffes, coins émoussés, taches sur les plats, reliure solide, papier propre, peu courant Poids : 320g [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        New England, New York, New Jersey and Pensilvania

      Herman Moll London:: Herman Moll,. (1729).. Known among cartographic historians as the "Post Map", this is Herman Moll's important 1729 map of New England and the adjacent colonies. Though variants of this map appear as early as 1708, this is the most important of the series due to its thematic focus on the New England, New York, New Jersey and Pennsylvania postal system. Official postal service emerged in the New England colonies around 1639 when the Massachusetts General Court designated a Boston tavern as the official repository for mail arriving from or departing overseas. In 1673 official postal service between New York and Boston was introduced on a monthly basis but it was not until 1691, with the appointment of a Postmaster General to the colonies, that a centralized postal system evolved. The first post route in the Colonies, between New York and Boston, became known as the Boston Post Road and is today still in use as U.S. Route 1. Moll describes this route in some detail in the lower right quadrant of the map: "The Western Post setts out from Philadelphia every Fryday leaving Letters at Burlington and Pert Amboy and arrives at New York on Sunday night; the distance between Philadelphia and New York being 106 Miles. The Post goes out Eastward every Monday morning from New York, and arrives at Seabrook Thursday noon; being 150 Miles, where the Post from Boston setts out at the same time; the New York Post returning with the Eastern Letters, and the Boston Post with the Western, Bags are dropt at New London, Stommington, Rhode Island, and Bristol. The Post from Boston to Piscataway being 70 Miles leaves Letters at Ipswich, Salem, Marblehead, and New : berry. There are office keept at Burlington, Perth Amboy in New Jersey, New London and Stommington in Connecticott, at Rhode Island, Bristol, Ipswich, Salem, Marblehead, and Newberry, and the 3 Great Offices are at Boston, New York & Philadelphia." (sic) In addition to this map's core details regarding the postal system in America, it also offers additional information on the region including American Indian villages and nations on the west side of the Susquehanna, countless towns and villages, some offshore shoals, and a gross mis- mapping of Lake Champlain. New Jersey is split into East New Jersey and West New Jersey, an archaic distinction dating to a 28 year period between 1674 and 1702. Delaware is conjoined with Pennsylvania. Though Barbara McCorkle reports that this map was published in a number of different atlases and histories, this is an early example from the 1729 first edition of Moll's "Atlas Minor." Source: Moll, H., Atlas minor: or a new and curious set of sixty-two maps… (Thos. and John Bowles, London) 1729. References: Rumsey 5580.049. Phillips (America) p. 500. McCorkle B., New England in Early Printed Maps 1513-1800, 729.2. New York Public Library, Map Division, Map Div. 01-5120.

      [Bookseller: Antipodean Books, Maps & Prints ]
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        THE MARINER'S NEW KALENDAR

      Containing the Principles of Arithmetick and Geometry; with the Extraction of the Square and Cube Roots. Also Rules for finding the Prime, Epact, Moon's Age, Time of High-Water, with Tables for the same. Together with Exact Tables of the Sun's Place, Declination, and Right Ascension. Of the Right Ascension and Declination of the Principal Fixed Stars. Of the Latitude and Longitude of places. A large Table of Difference of Latitude and Departure, for the exact Working a Traverse. Also the Descripton and Use of the Sea - Quadrant, Fore - Staff and Nocturnal. The Problems of Plain - Sailing and Astronomy, wrought by the Logarithms, and by Gunter's Scale. A Tide Table. The Courses and Distances on the Coast of Great Britain, Ireland, France &c. And the Soundings coming into the Channel. With Directions for sailing into some Principal Harbours. 1729, small 4to, 190 x 140 mm, 7½ x 5½, 2 parts in 1 with separate title page for the Table of Difference of Latitude and Departure but continuous pagination, diagrams and a few woodcut illustrations in the text, half-title with 3 duty stamps as required for an almanac, reverse of half-title is list of books of navigation printed for Page and Mount, 132 pages, bound in contemporary full panelled calf, rebacked some time ago with raised bands and gilt lettering, endpapers replaced at that time, retaining original rear endpaper with name and date of 1731. Small chip with loss to tail of spine, tiny chip at head of spine, with slight loss, hinges just starting to crack, covers still firmly attached, covers a little worn and scuffed, small very pale damp-stain affects a few pages at top edge, upper margin cropped close in places, no loss to running title, contents otherwise in good condition, binding tight and firm. A very good copy. First published in 1676 the New Kalendar continued in print until the 1780s but was not issued annually until the early 1730s. For obvious reasons most copies were discarded when the new edition appeared, so that survivals are relatively uncommon. No copy of the 1729 edition is listed in ESTC but a copy is recorded in Trinity College Dublin (COPAC). MORE IMAGES ATTACHED TO THIS LISTING.

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        A Serious Call to a Devout and Holy Life. Adapted to the State and Condition of all Orders of Christians

      London: Printed for William Innys, at the West End of St. Paul's, 1729 First edition. Contemporary paneled calf, neatly rebacked. Gilt-ruled spine with red morocco label. Octavo. Some light foxing, mostly marginal. A very good copy. It is the Serious Call, a plea for the return to the practice of private individual piety, in an unadorned, lucid and deeply moving style, on which his reputation chiefly stands. Its peculiar force is difficult to convey; authorities as different as Gibbon, Lord Lyttelton and George Whitefield spoke enthusiastically of it. Samuel Johnson attributed to it his first attention to religion. But the most significant testimony is that of John Wesley, who reaped where Law had sown. Writing after they had parted company, he said: 'it will hardly be excelled, if it be equalled, in the English language, either for beauty of expression or for justice and depth of thought'" (Printing and the Mind of Man).

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        ARTE DE LOS METALES, EN QUE SE ENSEÑA EL VERDADERO BENEFICIO DE LOS DE ORO, Y PLATA POR AZOGUE. EL MODO DEFUNDIRLOS TODOS, Y COMO SE HAN DE REFINAR, Y APARTAR UNOS DE OTROS.

      - Nuevamente ahora añadido con el tratado de las ANTIGUAS MINAS DE ESPAÑA, que escribió Alonso Carrillo y Laso. Madrid. Imp. Bernardo Peralta. s/a. (1729, en la aprobación, licencia, tassa y fee de erratas) 2ª edic. la 1ª edic. es de 1640. 20x14 cm. Portada + 3 h. + 224 págs. + 2 h. 12 grabados Xilográficos en el texto. 3 cum de láms. 2 esquinas rotas sin afectar al texto. Plena piel época, 1 tejuelo. Guardas al agua. Papel del texto amarronado, buen ejemplar y raro. # metáles. América [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Torreón de Rueda]
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        Iuris circa Christianos Muhammedici particulae. E codicibus Moslemorum [.].

      Halle, Christian Henckel, (1729). - 4to. (4), 18, (2) pp. Papered spine. Considered Callenberg's probably most scholarly work, a Halle disputation about Muslim laws respecting Christians. The respondent was Ludwig Christian Vockerodt, the son of Callenberg's former teacher in Gotha, Gottfried Vockerodt. With numerous notes in Arabic. The German Orientalist and Lutheran professor of theology and philology Johann Heinrich Callenberg (1694-1760) tried to promote conversions among Jews and Muslims. For this purpose he founded (in 1728) the "Institutum Judaicum et Muhammedicum", which also produced oriental-language translations of Christian tracts. - Well preserved.

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat INLIBRIS Gilhofer Nfg. GmbH]
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        THE TRIAL OF JAMES CARNEGIE OF FINHAVEN, For the Murder of Charles Earl of Strathmore, On the 9th May 1728 Extracted out of the Records of the Court of Justiciary

      Printed by Mr Thomas and Walter Ruddimans, Edinbur 1729 - Rebound Hardcover. Carnegie of Finhaven is famous for his trial for the murder of Charles Lyon, 6th Earl of Strathmore and Kinghorne, which resulted in the "not guilty" verdict becoming a recognised part of Scottish law and established the right of Scottish juries to judge the whole case and not just the facts - a right known as jury nullification, which endowed Scots with the verdicts : "proven", "not proven" and "not guilty" which remain contentious to this day. A very important trial in the history of the Scottish legal system and a very rare 1st edn. 125pp. 8vo. Tastefully rebound black cloth/gilt title. Browned pp. but in very good condition. From the library of true crime writer, Wilfred Gregg, with his personal b/plate. Extremely rare. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Berolinum. - Berlin

      Augsburg [1729].. Gesamtansicht. Altkolorierter Kupferstich n. Friedrich Bernhard Werner b. Johann Christian Leopold. 19, 5 x 28,4 cm. (Blattgr.). Je ein kl. Loch in d. ob. Ecken. Knapp zum Rand beschn. Hinterl. Randeinriß. Marsch, Friedrich Bernhard Werner, S. 158 - Erste Ausgabe. Lateinisch-deutscher Text.

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        Dissertationes scholasticae de S. Joseph, unigeniti filii dei putativo patri, deique genitricis sponso dignissimo: eidem beatissimo patriarchae tutelari suo consecratae

      Mexici: Typis Josephi Bernardi de Hogal, impressoris librorum apud Civitatis Palatium, 1729. 12mo. [14] ff., 219, [1] pp., [2] ff. Peralta (1668–1736), a native of Zumpango, Mexico, was a Jesuit and a professor ("Primario Sacrae Theologiae Professore") in the Society's College of Sts. Peter and Paul in Mexico City. He was the author of several books, more than one of which begins "Dissertationes scholasticae." The present one, here in the first edition (it was reprinted in Antwerp in 1734) studies predestination and the life of St. Joseph. This is a handsome production from the Hogal press, which is considered one of the finest operating in Mexico in the 18th century. It sports a full-page woodcut of the coat of arms of José de Castorena y Urzúa, the bishop of the Yucatan, and a notably strong, lovely one of St. Joseph and the Infant Christ; neither is signed. Provenance: Marca de fuego of the Mercedarian Colegio de San Migeul de Belen in Mexico City, in upper and lower edges of the book. WorldCat and NUC Pre-1956 combine to locate only five copies of this in the U.S., one of which is incomplete. Medina, Mexico, 3086; Palau 218002; DeBacker-Sommervogel, VI, 480. Contemporary limp vellum with ties. An occasional spot or stain; two short, slim, delicate wormtracks to (in each case) perhaps six leaves, across text but not affecting reading, and a third even shorter, slimmer, entirely marginal.foray in a number of other leaves. A very nice copy.

      [Bookseller: SessaBks, A Division of the Philadelphia]
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        Securis Ad Radicem Posita, Oder Gründtlicher Bericht Loco Libelli, Worin der Stadt Cöllen am Rhein Ursprung und Erbawung klär- und umbständtlich vorgestellt auch ferner angewiesen ist, wasmassen dieselbe ... Von denen Ertzbischoffen viele hundert Jahren ruhig beherrschet, in denen letzteren Zeiten aber für eine ungemittelte freye Reichs-Statt gantz irrig geachtet worden, und nunmehr dem Cöllnischen Ertzbischthumb, als dessen Haupt-Stadt, wiederumb beyzufügen, und ihrem rechtmässigem Landts-Fürsten ... Maximilian Henrichen, Ertzbischoffen zu Cöllen ... zu zuerkennen seye

      Bonn, Rommerskirchen 1729. 32 cm. (8), 375, (1), 34, (2 weiße), (12) Seiten mit 1 mehrfach gefalteten gestochenen Plan (31 x 43 cm), 1 ganzseit. Kupferstich-Porträt, 3 Kupfertafeln und 2 Tabellen. Festeinband, Ledereinband der Zeit - Hansen, Köln Nr. 1893 - Stolte 2947 - Mit Porträt des Kölner Erzbischofs Maximilian Heinrich, dem das Werk gewidmet ist von "Petrus Alexander Bossart, J. U. Ltus." Peter Alexander Bossart (Bossard), Kurkölnischer und Fürstlich Paderbornischer Rat, stammte aus einer Familie aus der Picardie. Mit Vogelschau-Plan des römischen Köln mit der Rheinbrücke. Tafeln mit Siegeln und Wappen. Einbandbezug über den Gelenken restauriert; Fehlstellen im Deckelbezug (10 x 10 cm) und im Rückenbezug oben (4 x 5 cm) ergänzt; innen nur leicht stockfleckig, im Plan 2 Einrisse restauriert, sonst gutes Exemplar -

      [Bookseller: Wenner Antiquariat]
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        Middelbourg. Capitale de Zeelande.

      Kopergravure ca. 1729 - . Van der Aa. Afmeting: ca. 27 x 22 cm. Geleverd in zuurvrij passe-partout.* Zeldzaam!

      [Bookseller: Antiquariaat De Boekenbeurs]
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        Das mit Flammen-Schnüren umstellte Jagen. Es ist dieses so wol vor Hoch als Niederes Wildpreth erfunden,

      Kupferstich von Johann Elias Ridinger 1729. 30.5x23.5 cm. H. - Thienemann 17 - Vorn sieht man die sogenannten Flammenschnüren quervor in einem Wald gezogen. Ein Hirsch liegt niedergeschossen unter den Schnüren und auf einen andern, über dieselben setzenden, wird eben Feuer gegeben.

      [Bookseller: Wenner Antiquariat]
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        Wie die Hasen mit Wind-Hunden gehezt werden

      Kolorierter Kupferstich von Johann Elias Ridinger 1729. 29.5x39 cm. - Thienemann 46 - Aus der Serie "Vollkommene und gründliche Vorstellungen der vortrefflichen Fürsten-Lust oder der Edlen Jagtbarkeit.." gewöhnlich kurz "Der Fürsten Jagd-Lust" genannt Blatt 34. "Zwei Jäger sprengen den Windhunden nach, welche eben ein Häschen packen wollen. Dahinter einige Jäger zu Fuss und absuchende Hunde. In der Luft ein Regenbogen." Unten bis in den Text beschnitten und dort ein Streifen weißer Papierrand neu angesetzt. Schwacher Lichtrand durch ehem. Rahmung, schmale Rändchen.

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        A Serious Call to a Devout and Holy Life. Adapted to the State and Condition of all Orders of Christians.

      London: Printed for William Innys, at the West End of St. Paul's, 1729. - It is the Serious Call, a plea for the return to the practice of private individual piety, in an unadorned, lucid and deeply moving style, on which his reputation chiefly stands. Its peculiar force is difficult to convey; authorities as different as Gibbon, Lord Lyttelton and George Whitefield spoke enthusiastically of it. Samuel Johnson attributed to it his first attention to religion. But the most significant testimony is that of John Wesley, who reaped where Law had sown. Writing after they had parted company, he said: 'it will hardly be excelled, if it be equalled, in the English language, either for beauty of expression or for justice and depth of thought'" (Printing and the Mind of Man). Octavo. [2], vi, 499, [5, advertisements] pp. Contemporary paneled calf, neatly rebacked. Gilt-ruled spine with red morocco label. Some light foxing, mostly marginal. A very good copy. First edition. Boswell quotes Johnson as saying, "When at Oxford I took up Law's Serious Call to a Holy Life, expecting to find a dull book (as such books generally are), and perhaps to laugh at it. But I found Law quite an overmatch for me: and this was the first occasion of my thinking in earnest of religion, after I became capable of rational inquiry". P.M.M. 187. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Michael R. Thompson Books, A.B.A.A.]
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        Eines gewesenen Römischen Priesters Reise Durch Frankreich und Italien,

      Altona, 1729. - Worinnen eine deutliche Erklärung und Beschreibung vom rechten Zustand Der Römischen Kirche, Klöstern, Conventen und allerhand Orden derer Geistlichen . Aus dem Holländischen ins Hochdeutsche übersetzt. Mit gestochenem Frontispiz, 2 Kupfertafeln, 5 Blatt, 240 Seiten, Halbpergamentband der Zeit, 17 x 10,5 cm, Einband angestaubt, innen durchgehend etwas gebräunt. Am Schluß : „Ende des ersten Theils", mehr ist jedoch nicht erschienen.

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        Maniere de Fortifier Selon La Methode de Monsieur de Vauban avec un Traite preliminaire des Principes de Geometrie

      Chez Jean Baptiste Coignard Paris Chez Jean-Baptiste Coignard, Paris, 1729. Hard Cover. Good/No Jacket. French text. Loss to spine ends, lightly foxed, a few marginal ink notations in French. Owner's title label on spine. 1729 Hard Cover. [8], 198, [10] index. Nouvelle et Derniere Edition. Buff paper boards, sewn binding. A treatise on geometry followed by a distillation of Vauban's theories regarding military architecture. Vauban was the most respected mind of his time in this field, and his innovations led to significant changes in fortified structures. This work contains numerous illustrations indicating the benefits of particular geometric configurations in terms of strength and strategic value. Not in Avery Memorial Library Catalog.

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        The Life of the Very Reverend and Learned Cotton Mather, D. D. & F. R. S. Late Pastor of the North Church in Boston. Who Died, Feb. 13. 1727,8

      Boston: Printed for Samuel Gerrish,, 1729. first edition; [4] (half title, title), iv, 6 (Preface), 10 (Subscribers), 184 pp.; lacks 185/186, the last leaf of the advertisements, B1 holed with loss of words and letters, I5 chipped at fore edge with loss of a few letters, a few other leaves tip chipped with a letter or two removed; contemporary leather very rubbed, front free endpaper tattered and with old ink scribbling, age toning and age staining throughout, reading copy; Howes M 409. Photos available upon request.

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        Veertig Samen- en Alleenspraken uit het Nieuwe Verbond

      Amst., Schagen, 1729.. 1729. Frontispice, engrd title-vignette, 9 lvs, 349 (3) pp., 40 numbered oval-shaped double-page plates (by Jan Luyken). Cont. full calf on 5 raised bands, spine gilt . * On paste-down ExL. of the well-known Dutch poet Albert VERWEY. Oval-shaped piece of leather pasted on spine (replacing damaged letter-piece), plate XXIV a bit frayed marginally and shortened without harming the image. * Claas Bruin, better known for his poetical works on Kleef, de Vecht etc., belonged to the intimate circle of Jan Luyken. This publication, not mentioned in NNBW, nor in v. EEGHEN/v.d.KELLEN.

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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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        Theologie astronomique, ou demonstration de l'existence et des attributs de dieu, par l'examen et la description des cieux, enrichie de figures.

      Traduite de l'anglois sur la cinquéme édition. Paris, chez Chaubert, 1729. 8:o. (32),287 s. & 3 utvikbara grav. plr. Fint samtida marmorerat skinnbd med upphöjda bind, rikt guldornerad rygg, röd titeletikett av marokäng och sprängda snitt. Kantförgyllning. Pärmarna bågnar ngt. En liten rostfläck på titelbladet, men förutom detta, en ren inlaga. Från Biby.. Originalet "Astro-theology: or, a demonstration of the being and attributes of God" utkom första gången 1715 och översattes till franska av François Bellenger. Den engelska prästen och naturforskaren William Derham (1657-1735) är en viktig representant för den inflytelserika fysikoteologin som försökte bevisa guds existens genom naturens ändamålsenlighet och skapelsens fulländning och skönhet. "Dictionary of scientific biography" skriver "Although works of natural theology such as these seem tedious in style, they do give a useful glimpse of the background of eighteenth-century science in England."

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        Dannemarks og Norges Beskrivelse ved (...), Assessor udi Consistorio og Prof. ved det Kongl. Universitet i Kiøbenhavn.

      Kbh., Trykt hos Johan Jørgen Høpffner, Universitets Bogtrykker.. 1729. 4to. Nyere helskinnsbind, rebacked. (8), 744 s.. Ehrencron-Müller X, s. 136 ff. Proveniens : Jonas Skougaard. Stort eksemplar på tynt skrivepapir. "Ifølge Tveteraas i "Bokhandelens historie" s. 101 må "Danmarks og Norges Beskrivelse" av Ludv. Holberg være den mest leste bok i Danmark og Norge (nest etter Bibelen) i tiden 1750-1800"

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        Novissimum Statutorum ac Venetarum Legum Volumen, Duabus in Partibus

      1729. [Venice, Republic of]. Mocenigo, Alvise, Doge of Venice. Novissimum Statutorum ac Venetarum Legum Volumen, Duabus in Partibus Divisum, Aloysio Mocenico Venetiarum Principi Dicatum. Venice: Ex Typographia Ducali Pinelliana, 1729. [xii], 345; [3], 86, [4] ff., 128 pp. Two parts in one volume, each with separate pagination; Part II preceded by half-title. Both parts preceded by woodcut frontispiece depicting the arms of Venice, dedication in Part I follows large woodcut title-page vignette depicting Lady Justice surrounded by Venetian iconography. Quarto (9-1/4" x 7-3/4"). Later three-quarter vellum over marbled boards, lettering piece to spine, marbled endpapers and edges. Light rubbing to extremities, a few minor scuffs to boards, spine lightly soiled, later owner bookplate to front pastedown. Light toning to text, internally clean. * Only edition. Text in Latin and Italian. Due in part to Europe's commercial orientation toward the Americas after 1500, Venice was no longer the commercial and political power it used to be. Its legal system, especially its commercial and maritime law, remained influential. This collection encapsulates the state of Venetian law near the end of its existence as an independent Republic. (It would be conquered by Napoleon in 1797, part of the Kingdom of Lombardy-Venetia after Napoleon's defeat in 1814 and part of the unified Kingdom of Italy in 1866.) OCLC locates 4 copies in North American Law Libraries (Harvard, UC-Berkeley, University of Minnesota, Yale). Graesse, Tresor de Livres Rares et Precieux VI:485.

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        Tractus Norwegiae Danicus Magnam Dioeceseos Aggerhusiensis Partem Sistens

      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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        OBRAS VARIAS SOBRE VARIOS CASOS COM TRES RELACOENS DE DIREITO E LUSTRE ao Dezembargo do Paço, às Eleyções, Perdões & pertenças de sua Jurisdição.

      - Compostas pelo doutor DEZEMBARGADOR DO PAÇO DO CONSELHO de sua magestade accrescentado COM OS TRATADOS, SONHO POLITICO, BREVE DISCURSO DAS PARTES de hum Juiz perfeito & Obras Metricas. pelo Doutor DUARTE RIBEYRO DE MACEDO DEZEMBARGADOR DOS AGGRAVOS E DO CONSELHO de sua Magestade. [PARTE SEGUNDA]. CONTEM OS TRATADOS DA UZURPACAM RETENCAM E RESTAURAÇÃO DE PORTUGAL, das Injustas sucessoens dos Reys de Leão & Castella, & Izenção de Portugal. a reposta sobre o elogio de D. João de Castro, escrito pelo doutor Simão Torrezão Coelho, Collegial do Collegio mayor de S. Pedro, Lente de Canones na Universidade & Deputado da Meza da Consciencia & Ordens: demonstração sobre a Preferencia das Letras às Armas. de que a acção de acclamar El Rey D. João o IV. foy mais glorioza que a dos que o seguirão acclamado: carta sobre os Titulos da Nobreza de Portugal & seus Privilegios. Relação feyta ao pontifice sobre a confirmação dos Bispos de Portugal. e o Dezengano do parecer emganozo que se deu a ElrRy de Castella D. Phelippe IV contra Portugal. EM COIMBRA. Na Officina de JOSEPH ANTUNES DA SYLVA. 1729-1730. In fólio de 31x21 cm. 2 partes em 1 volume. Com I - (8), 144, (2), 83, (7), 28 p. II –(8), 165 (aliás 265), 44 pags. Encadernação da época inteira de pele. Inocêncio IV, 22. Location/localizacao: 7-A2-A-3

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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

      London: A Bettersworth, 1729. Leather Bound. Very Good. London: Printed for A. Bettesworth [etc.] 1729. 11th ed., corrected. 450 pp. front. 20 cm. 8vo. Fully bound in contemporary brown leather. Blind embossed border along front and rear boards. 4 raised bands. 5 compartments. Tight binding and solid boards. Moderate shelf wear. Rubbing to boards. Slight scuffing to spine and spine edges. Bumping to corners. Minor age-related discoloration to inside of boards. Speckled page ends. Dated owners inscription on front free endpaper. Similar inscription can also be found at the end of the volume. Otherwise, pages are unmarked, with only minor blemishes. Occasional slight discoloration throughout. Minor damp-staining from end of preface to page 22. The books original owner was one, Lemuel Pierson, of Southampton, located in Suffolk County, New York. It was purchased circa 1740 and remained in the same family for over two centuries. <br><br>The author, Anthony Horneck was a German Protestant clergyman and scholar who made his career in England. He became an influential evangelical figure in London from the later 1670s, in partnership with Richard Smithies, curate of St. Giles Cripplegate. A student of the Bible and religious literature, and a casuist consulted in cases of conscience. he was well read in Arabic, Hebrew, and rabbinical literature. He wrote little of controversy, though he took an anti-Catholic stance during the reign of James II. His books are chiefly devotional, and went through many editions until 1730; some reprints appeared from 1846. This is the 11th and final original printing of his first written work. A well-preserved volume in very good condition, this interesting piece is a fine example of traditional Protestant devotional literature. Please feel free to view our photographs of this exceptional piece. Ships daily.

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        WONDERFUL PRODIGIES OF JUDGMENT AND MERCY

      London, printed for A. Bettesworth; and J. Batley, 1729.. discovered in near three hundred memorable histories: containing I. Dreadful Judgments upon Atheists, perjur&#146;d Persons, Blasphemers, Swearers, Cursers and Scoffers. II. The miserable Ends of divers Magicians, Witches, Conjurers, &c. with several strange Apparitions. III. Remarkable Presages of approaching Death, and of Appeals to Divine Justice. IV. The wicked Lives, and woeful Deaths of wretched Popes, Apostates, and desperate Persecutors. V. Fearful Judgments upon cruel Tyrants, Murderers, &c. with the whole discovery of Murders. VI. Admirable Deliverances from Imminent Dangers, and Deplorable Distresses at Sea and Land. VII. Divine Goodness to Penitents: With the dying Thoughts of several Famous Men concerning a Future State after this Life. Collected from Antient and Modern Authors. And Illustrated with Pictures. By Robert Burton. Eighth edition, 1729. 12mo, approximately 155 x 85 mm, 6 x 3¼ inches, frontispiece and 15 woodcuts in the text, 189 pages plus 3 pages of adverts, lacks final advert leaf, full calf, rebacked, red and green gilt lettered labels to spine, gilt rules to spine, marbled endpapers, armorial book plate to first pastedown. Binding slightly rubbed, covers darkened at edges, 1 corner worn with slight loss of leather, pale age-browning and foxing throughout, adverts have small tear with loss to outer margins, not affecting text. A good copy. MORE IMAGES ATTACHED TO THIS LISTING

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        Germania in priscas suas Provincias Ducatus pagosque tam maiores quam minores curate divisa nominibus locorum ad medij aevi dialectum expressis ex diplomatibus chartis et tabulis medij aevi descripta

      Kupferstich-Karte 1729. 65x90 cm. - Zögner, Germania S. 26f. - Aus: Bessel, Gottfried von: Chronicon Gotwicense seu Annales monasterii Gotwicensis ..." Bd. I. Tegernsee, Druckerei des Benediktinerklosters 1732. Die Karte zeigt die historischen Siedlungen im Hl. Römischen Reich Deutscher Nation begrenzt durch Helgoland, Rügen, Danzig, Plattensee, Golf von Triest, Genfer See und Dünkirchen. Von nur 1 Platte gedruckte, großformatige Karte auf kräftigem Papier. Die figürliche Kartusche mit Allegorien der Flüsse Rhein, Donau und Elbe. Oben eine Darstellung des Gottes Chronos, der zahlreiche Münzen als Symbol des Reichtums über das Land ausschüttet. Kurze Einrisse und kleine Fehlstellen in alter geglätteter Faltung restauriert.

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        BRITAIN&#39;S GLORY: OR, SHIP-BUILDING UNVAIL&#39;D. Being a general director, for building and compleating the said machines

      London, A. Bettesworth; S. Fitzer; E. Midwinter, 1729.. 2 volumes in 1, the first being a second edition of 1729, the second being a first, having a separate title page dated 1717 and separate pagination and register. Folio, approximately 330 x 210 mm, 13 x 8¼ inches, title page to Volume I printed red and black, folding frontispiece portrait of George I engraved by D. Vander Guchte, 5 OF 6 ENGRAVED PLATES ONLY, about 70 woodcut illustrations in the text including 3 full page, pages xxvi, 134; (4), 286 including index, bound in modern light brown library buckram for the Law Society, gilt lettered red morocco label to spine, gilt emblem of the Law Society at top of spine, heavy grey endpapers with small Law Society bookplate on front pastedown. Faint round library stamp to front endpaper, reverse of frontispiece and title page where there is also a "Withdrawn" stamp, 2 further stamps in the text and 1 on the final page of index, frontispiece trimmed slightly at top edge, 2 small neat repairs to top edge of frontispiece, first title page browned in fore-edge and lower margin, neatly strengthened at edges with archival tape, faintly browned all over, name of George Sitwell across blank area of title page, presentation inscription in top margin plus a date in Sitwell&#39;s hand, occasional spot or small light stain to margins, 1 pointing hand, tiny closed tear on text page 53 (Volume II), no loss, light browning and spotting to leaves Rr1-Aaa2 (II), no loss of legibility, binding tight and firm. A very good copy of a scarce title, lacking 1 plate as noted. The title page to the second volume reads: "THE PRICES OF THE LABOUR in Ship-Building Adjusted: or, the Mystery of Ship-Building Unveiled. Being a brief explanation of the value of the labouring part in ship-building; from a ship of the biggest magnitude, to a small boat. First, shewing the working the whole ship (sic), according to the length, breadth, depth and girt; and then by sub-divisions shews the value of every particular part". William Sutherland, shipwright, had made his name with the first major treatise on ship design in the eighteenth century: The Ship-builders Assistant, in 1711. This was aimed, like the book offered here, not only at fellow shipwrights but also merchants and entrepreneurs. Our titles were first published in 1717. MORE IMAGES ATTACHED TO THIS LISTING. POSTAGE AT COST.

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        INTRODUCTIONIS IN UNIVERSAM GEOGRAPHIAM

      1729. CLUVER, Philipp. PHILIPPI CLUVERI INTRODUCTIONIS IN UNIVERSAM GEOGRAPHIAM, tam VETEREM quam NOVAM LIBRI VI. Cum integris Johannis Bunonis, Joh. Frid. Hekelii & Joh. Reiskii, & selectis Londinensibus notis. Textum ad optimas Editiones recognovit; Pauca Cluverii, multa interpretum sphalmata obelo notavit; Bunonianis Tabulis geographicis passim emendatis novas accuratiores addidit; Praefationemque de Cluverii fatis & scriptis Historico-criticam; cum praecognitis geographicis, praefixit Augustinus Bruzen la Martiniere ... Editio omnium locupletissima. Amstelaedami: Apud Petrum de Coup, 1729. First published in Leiden, 1624, this is the last edition of Cluver&#39;s popular geographic history. Illustrated with an engraved frontispiece, 47 maps (16 folding), 4 plates (2 folding), and 1 folding table. Quarto. [42],688,[59] pp. 24.7 x 19.2 cm (9 3/4 by 7 5/8 in.) Handsomely bound in a modern, full vellum binding in period style, having green ribbon ties and a handwritten title on spine. A complete copy. The frontispiece and title-page are browned. There is a small, light dampstain that begins at the bottom forecorner of p. 639. The last few leaves of the index show general light soiling and are rather tired. Overall, a clean and fresh copy. The main text describes all the countries of the world, including a section on America and the islands of the &#39;New World&#39; (pp. 666-686), and is illustrated throughout with engraved maps. The accompanying map of America (it depicts North, Central, and South America), the last one in the atlas, shows California as an island. The text includes notes by Johann Buno, Johann Friedrich Heckel and Johann Reiske, taken from earlier editions of the work; these are printed throughout in smaller type in double columns beneath the main text. Text in Latin. A bibliography of preceding editions is given on pp. [9-10], along with a list of errata and directions to the binder on pp. [41-42], in the unpaginated section at the beginning of the book; and there is a [59] page index at the end of the volume. (Graesse 2, p. 204; Sabin 13085).

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        Orbis sensualium picti pars prima (secunda) [.] Der sichtbaren Welt Erster Theil (Der Neu-vermehrten Sichtbaren Welt Anderer Theil). Editio auctior & emendator. 2 Teile in 1 Band.

      Nürnberg Martin Endter -1730 1729 - 8 Bl., 315 S., 54; 1 Bl., 449 S., 30 Bl. Mit 301 (statt 302) Textholzschnitten und 2 Alphabet-Holzschnittleisten. 8° (17,5 x 11,5 cm). Modernes Leder mit Rückentitel. Nach Pilz die 86. Ausgabe (64. deutsche) des berühmten Lehrbuchs (zuerst 1658), hier mit der erstmals 1719 erschienenen Erweiterung. - "Der 'Orbis pictus' ist ein illustriertes Elementarlehrbuch für Kinder im Vorschulalter und für Schulanfänger. Es gibt in 150 Kapiteln einen Überblick über die wichtigsten Naturphänomene, bürgerlichen und staatlichen Ordnungen, Berufe und Wissenschaften. Die Holzschnitte dienen dabei nicht nur als Anschauungsmittel, sondern sollen auch von den Kindern nachgemalt werden, um die manuellen Fertigkeiten zu üben" (Schug, Bilderwelt im Kinderbuch 61). - Seit 1719/20 hatte Martin Endter die vorliegende vergrößerte Ausgabe mit einem ähnlich gestalteten zweiten Teil mit weiteren 150 Kapiteln herausgebracht. Diesen Erweiterung verfaßte nach Pilz der Nürnberger Theologe und Pädagoge Wolfgang Christoph Deßler (1660-1722). - Mit zahlreichen auch ausgefallenen Berufsdarstellungen vor allem in Teil II (Segelmacher, Gondoliere, Walfischfang, Goldmacher, Hutmacher, Pergamenter, Dachdecker, Bogner, Poet, Koch, Pasteten-Bäcker, Lebküchner, Käser, Winzer, Falkner etc.). - Wie häufig ohne den beweglichen Holzschnitt zu "III. Coelum" in Teil I. - Einige Holzschnitte in Teil I sorgfältig koloriert, einige weitere nur ankoloriert, stellenweise etwas abgegriffen oder fleckig, vereinzelte kleinere Randläsuren, der Titel zu Teil I angeschmutzt und mit Beschädigungen aufgezogen. Insgesamt gutes Exemplar des Gebrauchsbuchs mit der kompletten Erweiterung von Deßler. *Pilz 183 f. Handbuch zur Kinder- und Jugendliteratur II, 171 und 209. 800 gr. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        La Tebaide. di Selvaggio Porpora.

      appresso Giovanni Maria Salvioni,, In Roma, 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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        Epistolarum Mathematicarum Fasciculus

      Woodcut device on title & 11 engraved plates (mostly folding). 99 unnumbered leaves. Large 4to, cont. decorative paste-paper boards, entirely uncut. Padua: [ex Typographia Seminarii], 1729. First edition. "The letters in this valuable collection are addressed to such well-known scientists as Guido Grandi, J. G. Marinoni, and G. Manfredi. The subjects include anatomy, mathematics (construction of curves), physics (vis-viva), and astronomy. A letter to Marinoni deals with the recent eclipse of the sun and some experiments in hydraulics showing the influence of Newton and Huygens, and has, as an appendix, the text of the very rare treatise De fluentis aquae mensura by Giovanni Buteo from Dauphiné (1492-1564). This treatise occupies itself mostly with the work of Julius Frontinus on the water supply of Rome. Buteo credits him with the invention of a system for measuring water... "Among the letters on astronomy are descriptions of eclipses of mercury, the moon, and the sun; and the letters on physiology include a rather scientific treatise on muscular movement and the circulation of the blood, still others concern geometry and logarithms."­Roberts & Trent, Bibliotheca Mechanica, p. 263. Poleni (1683-1761), was professor of astronomy, physics, and mathematics at the University of Padua. He conducted meteorological observations, invented an early calculating machine, wrote on cranes and on many other scientific matters. He also corresponded with French, English, German, and Italian savants (most notably Euler, Maupertuis, the Bernoullis, and Cassini III). Three old and small library stamps on title, otherwise a nice copy. Ex Bibliotheca Mechanica. Riccardi, I, 294­"Bella e rara edizione." .

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        The works of Edmund Waller Esqr. in verse and prose published by Mr. Fenton

      London: printed for I. Tonson in Ye Strand, MDCCXXIX [1729]. First Edition. Full Calf. Near Fine+. Large 4to: [18],450,xci,[1]pp, with engraved title page, four full-page copper-engraved plates (including frontispiece portrait of Waller engraved by Vertu after Kneller), and numerous superb head- and tailpieces and historiated initials. Contemporary cambridge-style calf, sides decorated in blind and framed with rat&#39;s tooth roll, ribbed spine richly gilt in seven compartments, red morocco lettering piece gilt (chipped), plain period end papers. Near Fine or better, with light offsetting, sporadic foxing and the odd smudge, else clean and crisp throughout; joints very skillfully repaired, spine ends renewed. Provenance: signature of the bibliophile Douglas Grant in pencil to front fly leaf. Wither to Prior 941.& First Collected Edition, the "most sumptuous ever published. It contains all the poems which had hitherto appeared, to which the editor has added four new . . . Waller&#39;s letter are added for the first time and the various prefaces to the earlier editions are reprinted. Finally, the information given in the notes is so full and accurate that little has been left to the research or correction of later editions." (Wither to Prior) Waller&#39;s poems were widely read during the late seventeenth and early eighteenth centuries. "Dryden, who greatly admired Waller and consistently treated him as mentor and precursor, claimed that &#145;the well-placing of words, for the sweetness of pronunciation, was not known till Mr. Waller introduced it.&#39; . . . When neo-classical canons of correctness fell out of fashion in the nineteenth century, Waller&#39;s poetic reputation plummeted, and it has never fully recovered, [though] . . . renewed interest in court culture and in the intersection of literature and history toward the end of the twentieth century has led to a modest Waller revival." (ODNB)

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        Tratado Juridico Politico del Contra-Bando

      1729. Gonzalez de Salcedo, Pedro. Tratado Juridico Politico del Contra-Bando, En Esta Tercera, y Ultima Impression Sale Corregida de Muchos Yerros, Que en la Segunda se Avian Introducido, Y se Han Anadido Muchas Reales Cedulas, Que Despues han Salido Concernientes a la Materia del Contra-Bando, Y Tambien los Sumarios a los Capitulos de Toda la Obra. Madrid: Por Juan Munoz, 1729. [xii], 400 pp. Main text in parallel columns. Folio (11-1/2" x 8"). Contemporary tree calf, lettering piece and gilt fillets to spine, marbled endpapers, edges rouged. Rubbing to extremities with chipping to head of spine, moderate scuffing to boards, corners bumped and somewhat worn, front hinge partially cracked. Toning to text, minor dampstaining to top edge of text block, light browning and foxing in places, internally clean. * Third edition, corrected. First published in 1654, this is a substantial study of the economic effects of smuggling and trade in prohibited goods in Spain&#39;s American and Asian colonies, especially during times of war. It is a fundamental work for the study of Spanish commercial and colonial policy. All editions are scarce. OCLC locates 3 copies of the third edition in North American law libraries (Columbia, Harvard, Yale). Palau, Manual del Librero Hispano-Americano 105831.

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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. 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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        Miscellaneous Engravings in Color [Recueil D&#39;Estampes D&#39;Apres les Plus Beaux Tableaux et D&#39;Apres les Plus Beaux Desseins qui sont en France]

      Paris: Chez Basin, 1729-1742. Full Morocco. Fine. A set of spectacular hand-colored baroque wood engravings of mythological and allegorical scenes mostly. Large folio. Nine hand-colored copperplate engravings and mezzotints from an edition of Cabinet Crozat. Four of the plates are double sided. While this is far from the full complement of plates from Crozat&#39;s work, they are hand-colored, and meticulously so, and generally one does not encounter so. The paintings represented are "La Champestre", by Dominque Feti and from the Royal Collection, "Mars et Venus lies par l&#39;Amour" by Paul Veronese from the Collection of the Duc D&#39;Orleans, "Venus et Adonis" by Paul Veronese from the Cabinet de M. Dupille, "Portrait de Raphael" from the Royal Collection, "Erigone" by Guido Reni, "Venus Couchee" from the Palazzo Barberini in Rome, "Le Triomphe de Titus et de Vespasien" by Jules Romain from the Royal Collection, "Galatee" by Carle Maratte from the Collection of the Duc D&#39;Orleans, and "Jupiter amoureux d"Antiope se transforme en Satire" by Titien in the Royal Collection. The collection might have been created by a print seller. There are many blank sheets upon which the compiler might have intended to add additional prints; there is evidence on only a single leaf that a print might have been removed. In any case, the binding is magnificent and for that reason, this collection deserves to remain as such. Full green Morocco ruled and lettered in gilt, with morocco doublures and silk endpapers. Even with some scuffs and wear on the binding, it is magnificent. The volume measures a massive 24.5 by 18 inches, or 62 by 49 cm.

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        Methode Pour Etudier l&#39;Histoire,

      Paris - Pierre Gandouin, 1729 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. Methode Pour Etudier l&#39;Histoire,Avec un Catalogue des Principaux Historiens, & des Remarques sur la Bont de Leurs Ouvrages, & sur le Choix des Meilleures editions. Illustrated with twenty-three foldout maps and with decorative capitals and illustrated head and tail pieces. In French. In four volumes complete. A new edition, revised. Methodfor Studying History. With a catalogue of leading historians, and remarks on their works, and on the choice of the best editions. Nicolas Lenglet Du Fresnoy, (1674 - 1755), was a learned Frenchhistorian, geographer, philosopher and bibliographer of alchemy. Lenglet Du Fresnoy first studied theology, but soon left for diplomacy and politics. Lenglet, whose books contain a wealth of erudition, concernliterary criticism as the Hermetic philosophy, history or geography. Previous owner&#39;s bookplates to front pastedowns and previous owner&#39;s ink inscription to front pastedown and title to last volume. Condition: In contemporary calf bindings. Extenrally, worn with cracks to spines. Four joints held by cords only. Internally,bindings strained in places. Bright but with occaisonal spots, handling marks and sometidemarks. With occaisonal closed tears and marginal chipping. Overall: GOOD ONLY.

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        L&#39;Ecole parfaite des Officiers de Bouche, qui enseigne les devoirs du Maître-d&#39;Hôtel & du Sommelier; la maniere de faire les Confitures sèches & liquides, les Liqueurs, les Eaux, les Pommades & les Parfums; la Cuisine; à découper les Viandes & à faire la Pâtisserie. Neuvième Edition, Corrigée & augmentée de Pâtes & Liqueurs nouvelles, & des nouveaux Ragoûts qu&#39;on sert aujourd&#39;hui

      Paris.: Chez la Veuve de Pierre Ribou., 1729 [6ff] - 501 pages - (27 pages, Tables des matières, Approbation, Privilège du Roy); 4 planches dépliantes, nombreuses illustrations. Reliure d&#39;époque, dos à 5 nerfs. Reliure endommagée, mors fendues. Pages intérieures légèrement brunies, autrement en très bonne condition, propres et solides. TRÈS RARE. Le COPAC ne liste que 8 exemplaires de cet ouvrage, mais aucun de cette édition. Photos disponibles sur demande.

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        Bologna. - Bononien

      Augsburg [1729].. Gesamtansicht. Altkolorierter Kupferstich n. Friedrich Bernhard Werner b. Johann Christian Leopold. 19, 5 x 29, 4 cm. (Blattgr.). Je ein kl. Loch in d. Ecken. Knapp zum Rand beschn. Kl. Eckabriß. Marsch, Friedrich Bernhard Werner, S. 158 - Erste Ausgabe. Lateinisch-deutscher Text.

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        Biblia sacra, cum universis Franc. Vatabli, [...] et variorum interpretum, annotationibus

      Paris: Sumptibus Societatis, 1729-1745. Hardcover. Folio. 2 volumes. Volume I. pp. [4], 38, cxviii, [2], 856. Volume II. pp. [6], 830, 326. Latin text in two columns. Pages are generally clean with periodic mild to moderate age toning and occasional spots of light foxing. Title page to volume I is printed slightly off-center. A tear is very neatly sealed on p.95 (volume I). Bound in full period [spotted] calf with nicely gilt spines. Some wear present to extremities; small areas of darkening / discoloration to leather. Head and tail caps and outer hinges are neatly restored / strengthened. All edges are dyed red. An old institutional bookplate and a personal ownership ticket are present on the inside front cover. A new version of a Latin Bible published earlier in 1721 and based on R. Stephanus&#39;s 1545 edition of the Zurich Latin Bible. The text of the Vulgate and the new Latin translation produced by Leo de Juda and others (first published 1543) are printed in parallel columns. Stephanus included marginal notes which were taken during the lectures of French theologian Francois Vatable. The notes, however, appear to be colored by Stephanus&#39;s own religious opinions (See Darlow 6127) and they were subsequently condemned by the Theological Faculty of Paris. The preliminary sections of this edition include a "Chronologica sacra" with tables and an "Animadversiones in geographiam sacram" also with tables. These are heavy books; please inquire about postage. [Darlow & Moule 6261; Graesse I, p. 397].

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        The Antiquities of Constantinople. With a Description of its Situation, the Conveniences of its Port, its Public Buildings, the Statuary, Sculpture, Architecture, and other Curiosities of that City

      London: Printed for the benefit of the Translator, 1729. First English language edition. Hardcover. Very Good. First English Edition. 8vo. Contemporary panelled boards in two tones. Front board missing two small areas of leather where decorative punch was employed. Corners bumped and some scuffing to covers, but binding is still tight and spine intact. Two early (1735) owner&#39;s signatures on front flyleaf, "Will Brown, his book" on verso flyleaf and "Brown" on title page, otherwise internally clean with virtually no foxing. Light, even browning of pages. Eleven copper engraved maps, plans and views, three folding. A rare title in this condition.

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        Einrichtung der Studien Ihro Kayserl. Majest. Petri des Andern ... wie solche von ... Baron von Ostermann, als Ihrer Kayserl. Majestät Ober-Hoff-Meistern, angeordnet worden. - Beigedruckt: Feofan Prokopowitsch (Theophanes). Vorschläge wie ein Printz in der Christlichen Religion soll unterrichtet werden

      (St. Petersburg, Akademie der Wissenschaften, 1729.. 2 Tle. in 1 Band. 55; 16 Bll. Prgt. d. Zt. 17,5 x 12 cm. SKI 433; Cat. Russica O 568 u. T 409. - Erste Ausgabe, selten. Plan zur Bildung des jungen Kaisers Peter II., Enkel Peters des Großen, der bereits 1730 im Alter von 15 Jahren starb. Der Unterricht nach Maßgabe des aus Bochum stammenden Ostermann (1687-1747), der in Russland eine große Karriere machte, sollte durchaus nach dem Vorbild einer westlichen Prinzenerziehung erfolgen. Der Verfasser Georg Bernhard Bilfinger, Wolffianer und später württembergischer Staatsmann, war von 1725-30 an der Petersburger Akademie. Feofan Prokopowitsch (1681-1736) war Erzbischof von Nowgorod und führte die von Peter dem Großen befohlenen Kirchenreformen durch. - Der seitlich etwas überstehende Titel dort gebräunt. ---- 5 Werke vorgebunden (In Bindefolge): 1.: F. M. Lufft. Biblische Erläuterungen aus denen Morgenländischen und andern Reiß-Beschreibungen. Nürnberg, Stein, 1735. 12 Bll., 200 S. - Will, Nürnb. Gelehrten-Lex. III, 526f. (ausführlich). - Erste Ausgabe. - Gebräunt, Titel mit Stempel. - 2.: J. L. Hocker. Mathematische Seelen-Lust das ist Geistlicher Benutzung derer mathematischen Wissenschaften Erster (Zweiter) Theil in welchem Verschiedene angenehme Materien (aus der Geometrie) ausgesucht und zu Geistlicher Betrachtung angewandt werden. 2 Tle. Frankfurt, S. T. Hocker, 1712. 12 Bll., 103; 238 S. - Poggendorff I, 1117. - Erste Ausgabe, selten. Abhandlungen aus der Religion mit Beweisen aus der Mathematik. - Etwas gebräunt, Tl. 1 etwas stärker. - 3.: Christlicher Unterricht vom Studiren, wie solches insgemein nicht allein von Studiosis Theologiae, sondern auch Jurisprudentiae, Medicinae, und Philosophiae nicht recht angefangen werde. Wiederum zum Druck befördert, und mit einer Vorrede ... von J. G. Pfeiffern. Frankfurt u. Leipzig, May, 1735. 21 Bll., 86 S. - Erman-H. I, 6385. - Leicht gebräunt. - 4.: J. F. Alberti. Der treue und geschickte Informator, das ist, Deutlicher Unterricht, wie man die Jugend auf eine Gott wohlgefällige Art mit vielem Segen unterrichten könne. Andere verm. Aufl. Halle, Krebs, 1730. 96 S. - 5. Ders.: Die innerliche und äußerliche Gestalt eines rechtschaffenen Schülers. Nebst einer Anrede an die Schul-Jugend. Ebda. 1729. 144 S. - Gering gebräunt. ---- Einband etwas angestaubt, Vorsätze etwas stockfleckig, Deckel leicht aufgebogen. Insgesamt sehr gut erhaltener Sammelband mit 6 seltenen pädagogischen Werken!

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

      [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&#39;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&#39;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 &#39;appeal&#39; 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&#39;ailleurs, qui est la mort de M. le Cardinal de Noailles. Il avait une connaissance si confuse et si embrouillEe qu&#39;il ne put mÍme pas prononcer le symbole avant de recevoir le Saint Viatique, et n&#39;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&#39;espErer que s&#39;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&#39;interprÍter Í leur avantage. S&#39;il falloit en croire leurs gazettes, presque tout le monde seroit en France de leur parti et Dieu merci rien n&#39;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&#39;appel. Les chapitres de Laon, de Boulogne, de Tours, de Bayeux, etc., sont presque dEja purgEs des rEfractaires ... "

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        The History of Great-Britain, from the first Inhabitants thereof, &#39;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 The Breviary of Britayne, written in latin by Humphrey Lhuyd . and Englished by Thomas Twyne

      Gyles London 1729. First Edition. Hardback. Fine/No Jacket. First Edition 1729, title red and black, numerous engraved plates, very light occasional spotting. Later full calf with raised bands and gilt titling. AEG. Collates complete : vi; 71; 251; xxii; 52 (i.e. 46 with mis-paginations as usual) [32] blank. Superb, handsome copy.

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        Carte Generale du Monde, ou Description du Monde Terrestre & Aquatique

      Amsterdam: Jean Covens et Corneille Mortier, [1729]. Loose leaf. Fine. Pierre Mortier, Jan van Luchenburg, Jean Covens, Corneille Mortier. Image size: 16 x 18 1/2 inches. Pierre Mortier&#39;s unique world map drawn on Mercator&#39;s projection with CALIFORNIA AS AN ISLAND and the "Detroit d&#39;Anian" connected by dotted lines through the NORTHWEST PASSAGE to Buttons Bay located to the west of Hudson Bay. In the Pacific is a small coastline of New Zealand. The northeast coast of Asia is severely truncated. Australia&#39;s northern coast is shown connected to New Guinea, along with a part of Van Diemen&#39;s Land. Across the top of the map are five spheres depicting Day and Night, the Flood, the phases of the moon, and a double hemisphere of the globe depicting the Western and Eastern hemispheres. The map was precisely engraved by Jan van Luchenburg, with his name at the lower left and the Covens and Mortier imprint at the lower right. Text in French and Dutch. A clean and well struck copy in fine condition, professionally conserved matted (dark blue) and framed. See Shirley #427, #622. Frame size: 22 1/8 x 25 inches. A fine Covens & Mortier world map with depictions of the legendary Northwest Passage and California as an Island.

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