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        FASTI ANTICHI DI TARENTO oggi TARANTO

      STAMPERIA DEI TERZANI 1732 Sonetti del P. Gaetano di S. Margherita, Grottagliese, cherico regolare delle scuole Pie, Pastore arcade. Consacrati all'illustrissimo Signore, il Signor D. Federico Valignani marchese di Cepagatti per S.M.C.C. presidente della regia Camera di Napoli, fra gli Arcadi Nivalgo Aliarteo. Volume con segni di usura dovuti al tempo.

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        Royal Genealogies: or, the Genealogical Tables of Emperors, Kings and Princes, From Adam to these Times; in Two Parts.

      Printed for the author by James Bettenham, London 1732 - (18p) - 812 pages - (18p, Index). Top board is detached, spine is damaged. Can be easily repaired by a bookbinder. Inside pages are in very good condition, unmarked, clean and tight. VERY SCARCE. Photos available upon request. Heavy book (7kg) [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        (History, United Kingdom, 105 Maps / Plates): Britannia Romana: Or the Roman Antiquities of Britain: In Three Books

      London: John Osborn and Thomas Longman , 1732. Large, heavy 14.5 inch folio, with full contemporary leather boards, 6 banded gilt decorated spine (chipped but legible), hinges starting (front cover would not take much to come off; binding relatively tight). Ex-library (Hampstead Public Libraries, small stamps on verso most maps, and upper right margin of most plates- not on images). Leather covers scuffed, rubbed, chipped at edges. Interior, other than the library marks, is very good or better, with the 105 plates and maps (often itineraries, with sites of forts and other landmarks present) in generally excellent condition. Nice margins, very little browning, virtually no foxing.Title and half title, endpapers present. There are 520 pp text, plus: 1. A Chronological Table of Occurrences Relating to the Roman affairs in Britain 2. Index. Also dedication to Sir Richard Ellys Bart., and Preface (xxxii). The front pastedown shows the reference dept. label of the libray, and the title page has an owners signature penned neatly and dated 1770 (Ever Buckworth?). John Horsley was a presbyterian minister and archaelogist, well-published. This offering was issued just posthumously, and reflects a major early attempt to describe the geography of Britain in the Roman period. The first map is an overview of Britain, double page, titled "Britannia Romana collected from Ptolemy, Antonine's Itinerary, the Notitia, and Inscriptions. It has a table of ancient place names, and a table of the "British People mentioned by Ptolemy". In additiion to the maps, there are plates of regional alphabets and articfacts. A reprint edition of this work was published in 1974 by Frank Graham, and the British Library site lists this work as one of the "seminal texts from the past". All three books bound as one: history of all Roman transactions in Britain, collection of Roman inscriptions and sculptures, Roman geography of Britain. In spite of the flaws, a nice copy of an impressive and historically significant work. . First Edition.

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        Cymbalum mundi, ou dialogues satyriques Sur differens Sujets. Avec une Lettre Critique dans laquelle on fait l'Histoire, l'Analyse, & l'Apologie de cet Ouvrage. Par Prosper Marchand. Nouvelle édition. Revûe, corrigée & augmentée de Notes & Remarques, communiquées par plusieurs Scavans.

      Prosper Marchand, Amsterdam (eigentl. Paris) 1732 - Kl.-8vo. Mit gest. Titel als Frontispiz, 1 gest. Titelvign., 1 gr. Titelkupfer u. 4 Kupfertaf. nach B. Picart. Titel in Rot u. Schwarz. 2 Bl., XXX S., 1 w. Bl., 243 S., 2 Bl. Ldr. d. Zeit auf 5 Bünden m. stark beriebener Rückengoldpräg. Marmorierte Vorsätze, Rotschnitt. Brunet 2, 644. - Weller II, S. 94. - Die wirklichen Herausgeber (la Monnoye, Paris) erwähnen im Vorwort, daß Sie i. Ggs. zu Marchands Amsterdamer Ausgabe von 1711 die wirkliche erste Ausgabe von Des Périers von 1537 herangezogen haben. - Gelenke angeplatzt, Ecken bestoßen, Rücken stark berieben, m. kl. Fehlstellen oben u. unten. Vorsatz m. altem Namen u. modernem Stempel. Über das 1. Drittel d. Buchblocks Bräunung im Gelenk. gr.

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        Lexicon hebraicum

      Typis Seminarii, apud Joannem Manfrè,, Patavini, 1732 - Cm. 24, pp. (12) 652. Capolettera, testatine e finalini in xilografia. Leg. coeva in piena perg. rigida con titoli in oro al dorso. Ben conservato. Importante lexicon ebraico del celebre orientalista padovano (1693-1762). Edizione originale. Cfr. Graesse, VI, 2, 506.

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        May 1732

      [from "Twelve Months of Fruit"]. London: Robert Furber, 1732. Copper engraving by Henry Fletcher after Casteels, contemporary hand-colouring. Good condition, neatly repaired tears to margins. 18 5/8 x 15 inches. A marvellous cornucopia of real fruit. Robert Furber was a nurseryman with gardens near Hyde Park gate in Kensington, and for many years a churchwarden at St. Mary Abbot's, Kensington. Following on from the success of his Twelve months of Flowers catalogue (first published in 1730), Furber employed the same methods two years later, when publicising the wide range of fruit that he could provide to the great gardens of England: each plate depicts different arrangements of fruit 'arranged on or around bowls, dishes, or baskets ... from the apples and pears of January and February to the cherries, currants, mulberries, plums, peaches, strawberries, and other soft fruit of June ... [A total of 364 varieties] are shown, each one numbered in reference to the names printed below each picture. By the name of each variety is a letter S, D, E, or W, for standard, dwarf, espalier, or wall, and indicating its habit of growth and most productive method of treatment' (Oak Spring Pomona p.65). This plate (like all the others in the series) is based on the incomparable paintings of Pieter Casteels (1684-1749) who came from Antwerp and settled in London in 1708. Between 1708 and 1735 (when he retired from painting) Casteels enjoyed great success with his paintings of nature: birds, flowers and, as here, fruit. Cf. Dunthorne 117; cf. Henrey III, 734; cf. Nissen BBI 765; cf. Oak Spring Pomona 26.

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        A GENERAL COLLECTION OF TREATYS, DECLARATIONS OF WAR, MANIFESTOS, AND OTHER PUBLICK PAPERS, RELATING TO PEACE AND WAR. IN FOUR VOLUMES

      London. 1732.. Four volumes. Contemporary calf, ruled in gilt, gilt morocco labels. Moderate wear to spine ends, joints, and corners. Occasional light tanning. Very good. Styled the second edition on the titlepage, but much expanded to comprise a completely different set, believed to have been edited by Samuel Whatley. The first edition, issued in 1710, was followed by an additional volume in 1713. This work, the most important collection of British treaties published through the early 18th century, covers treaties from 1495 (a treaty with Austria) to treaties concluded in 1731. Many of these treaties, published here for the first time, affected the New World and North America in fundamental ways. At least thirty of the treaties relating to America listed in Davenport's EUROPEAN TREATIES BEARING ON THE HISTORY OF THE UNITED STATES appear here, beginning with the Hague treaty of 1596. The 1677 treaty of Charles II with the Indian Kings and Queens of Virginia is here in its second appearance in print, and the 1730 treaty between Great Britain and the Cherokees appears here for the first time. The introduction provides a history of the French King Louis XIV's inclination to break treaties. A fundamentally important collection of British treaties. SABIN 26873. EUROPEAN AMERICANA 732/102.

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        The Pennsylvania Chronicle, and Universal Advertiser.

      Broadsheet newspaper, 2 pages on one sheet, 18" x 12 1/2". Cropped with partial loss of the first page's bottom line, small hole near title, but not affecting text, normal aging and browning; otherwise very good. This issue features the first printing of John Dickinson's "Letters from a Farmer in Pennsylvania to the Inhabitants of the British Colonies. " Dickinson (1732-1808) was born in Maryland, and became a prominent statesman and political figure. He was a strong critic of the Stamp Act of 1764, and advised the colonies to ignore it. While Britain would repeal the Stamp Act, Dickinson felt other measures by Parliament threatened the rights of the American colonies. This article, which was published in most of major newspapers in the colonies, and distributed in pamphlet form in Paris and London, presents Dickinson's objections to various acts of Parliament. Specifically, the Quartering Act of 1765, the Restraining Act of 1766, and the Townshend Duties of 1767. Dickenson felt all three acts were threats to colonial liberty, and would also result in a loss of colonial control over taxation. However, despite his problems with some aspects of British rule, and his call for firm resistance, he still argued peaceful opposition. ANB.

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        The history of the rebellion and civil wars in England, begun in the year 1641. With the precedent Passages, and Actions, that contributed thereunto, and the happy End, and Conclusion thereof by the King’s blessed Restoration, and Return upon the 29th of May, in the Year 1660. Written by the Right Honourable Edward Earl of Clarendon, Late Lord High Chancellor of England, Privy Counsellor in the Reigns of King Charles the First and the Second

      Oxford: Printed at the Theater [through 1732], MDCCXXXI [1731]. Early Reprint. Full Calf. Near Fine. Three octavo volumes bound in six, each divided into two continuously paged parts, each part (excepting vols. 2/2 and 3/2) with separate half-title and title page; title page to vol. 1, pt. 1 dated 1732; others, 1731. [6],xxvi,[1],12,720; [12],753,[1]; [18],773,[56]pp, with 3 full-page copper-engraved portrait frontispieces, 83 further full-page numbered portraits (several misbound; no. 26 as 87, 61 as 88, 78 as 76); 4 folding battle plans and historical vignettes, and 3 folding maps. Uniformly bound in full early eighteenth century calf, covers framed in double fillets, spines in six compartments divided by raised bands ruled in gilt, red morocco lettering pieces gilt, volume numbers gilt direct to spines, green silk page markers. Engraved armorial book plate to front paste downs of Henry Dawkins (or one of his immediate eponymous descendants), a wealthy Jamaican sugar planter and slave trader (1676-1748). Also the elegant ink inscription of David L. Bickersteth / Aberdeen 1951. An excellent set, bindings firm and tight; pages with some occasional browning; portraits and plates, on heavy stock, in astonishingly deep, rich impressions, still fresh and bright. Lowndes 467 and 2836. Grose 2958. Grolier English 100, 38. & First published, in folio, in 1702-4 without the portraits (later supplied from Edward Ward's "The History of the Grand Rebellion, Digested into Verse, published in 1713), this edition is commonly called the masters' edition, "as it was printed for masters of arts only." (Lowndes) The greatest history of the period of the Civil Wars, the Interregnum and the Restoration, and the first great work of modern history in the English language. "[M]ore than for his political role or his intellectual legacy, Clarendon remained in the mind because of his literary achievement—the fashioning of the most sophisticated and finely balanced history yet written in English (or written for a long time afterwards)—and for an unmistakable rhetorical voice. . . . [I]n the History he created a distinctive work of art based on a highly wrought style, a forensic dissection of character and issue, and a sense of the depth of individuals' moral responsibility for their actions . . . (ODNB) But Grose begs to differ: "Throughout, there is inaccuracy, omission, and confusion. He [Clarendon] seldom departs long or far from the apologetic, didactic, or vindicatory, either in his own or in Stuart interests. . . . In spite of these defects, the work remains one of the greatest source documents of the century and a pioneering example of well written, forceful party history. There is constant bias, but it is informed and not ignorant bias; and there is little or no deliberate disregard of truth." Oh, you decide! N. B. With few exceptions (always identified), we only stock books in exceptional condition, with dust jackets carefully preserved in archival, removable polypropylene sleeves. All orders are packaged with care and posted promptly. Satisfaction guaranteed.

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        Palatiorum sive Villarum Regalium in Regno Franciae Orientalis

      - Kupferstich aus Chronicon Gotvicense, 1732, 40x50 cm *Karte des Gebietes zwischen den Niederlanden, der Elbmündung, der Odermündung, der Drau und dem Aargau. Im Zentrum der Karte liegt Nürnberg.

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        STORIA DI LUGO ED ANNESSI. LIBRI TRE. OPERA DEL P. MAESTRO F. GIROLAMO BONOLI LUGHESE. DEFINITORE PERPETUO NE' MINORI CONVENTUALI DI S. FRANCESCO DELLA PROVINCIA DI BOLOGNA.

      ARCHI 1732 Legatura originale in piena pelle con titolo manoscritto su tassello di carta al dorso, parzialmente mancante; tagli spruzzati rosso e blu. Alla carta di guardia anteriore, note manoscritte di possesso. XXIV pagine numerate, compreso frontespizio con titolo e impresa tipografica silografata; 631 pagine numerate, le ultime di indice. All'interno, numerose note marginali manoscritte con inchiostro piuttosto acido. L'opera è una rarissima edizione che narra la storia di Lugo, rinomata cittadina romagnola, ed è divisa in tre libri, trattando dalla fondazione della città sino all'epoca della pubblicazione in esame. Lo stesso Lozzi definisce la pubblicazione come "rara". Esemplare in discrete condizioni, segni di usura alla legatura che presenta qualche spellatura, lacuna alla parte superiore dello stesso, sporadiche fioriture alle prime e ultime pagine, macchie di inchiostro alla pagina 600 con interessamento di alcune parole, altrimenti buon esemplare. Cfr. LOZZI C., "Biblioteca istorica della antica e nuova Italia [...]", Imola 1886-1887, n. 2417 Libro

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        The Country Housewife and Lady's Director, in the Management of a House, and the Delights and Profits of a Farm. Part II

      London - D. Browne and T. Woodman, 1732 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. First edition. The scarce first edition of the second volume of Bradley's fantastic instructional guide from the farmer's wife. Part II only, published here for the first time as part I was in its sixth edition by this point. There are no recorded copies seen of the first edition of part one, and any edition prior to 1760 are very scarce indeed. 'Including a great variety of the most curious receipts for dressing all the sorts of flesh, fish, fowl, fruit and herbs, which are the productions of a farm, or from any foreign parts. Contained in letters, and takne from the performances of the most polite proficients in most parts of Europe. Now published for the good of the publick, by R. Bradley, professor of Botany in the University of Cambridge'. 'To which is added from a poulterer in St. James-Market, the manner of trussing all sorts of poultry. Adron'd with cuts: shewing, how ever fowl, wild or tame, ought to be prepared for the spit; and likewise any kind of game'. With twelve illustrations in the text to the rear detailing the trussing of animals. Decorative head and tail pieces and capitals. Condition: Rebound in decorative full crushed morocco. Externally very good and sound, just a trifle rubbed. Internally, firmly bound. Bright but with scattered spotting and handling and dust marks, a couple of spill burns. Overall: VERY GOOD.

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        1731.

      in Stockholm ausgekommen und einer Uberzeugung des Auctoris der teutschen, schweitzerischen und nordischen Bibliotheque von der falschen Idée welche Er in seinem unrichtigen Auszug A. 1732 davon gegeben. Utan ort, (1733). 4:o. (44) s. Fint hfrbd från början av 1800-talet, blindpräglad rygg och lila marmorerat pärmpapper. Bläcknotering på främre pärmens insida. Warmholtz 6714, noten. Försvarsskrift av Jacob Wilde (1679-1755) gentemot en kritisk recension i "Bibliotheque Germanique" av hans huvudverk "Sueciae historia pragmatica"

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        Alciphron: or, The Minute Philosopher. In Seven Dialogues. Containing an Apology for the Christian Religion, against those who are called Free-thinkers

      London: Printed for J. Tonson 1732 First edition. Pages 211-358 of Volume II contain the third edition of Berkeley's Essay Towards a New Theory of Vision, originally published in 1709. Contemporary paneled calf, rebacked, with original backstrips laid down, back board in a tasteful later calf. . Two volumes, octavo. . Engraved title-page vignettes Corners worn, one gathering of Vol. I with light foxing, old, neat pencil notes in two gatherings of Vol. II. Contemporary owner's signature and date 1732 on front pastedown, early to mid-twentieth century rubberstamp of another owner on the same pastedown. A good, clean copy. Berkeley (1685-1753) wrote the Alciphron during the years 1729 to 1731 while relaxing in Newport, Rhode Island, where he was awaiting funds (which never came) for his projected college in the Bermudas. The book attracted more attention than any of his previous works. The dialogues it contains constitute a defense of Christianity from the point of view of an Anglican divine. "Alciphron is regarded as an outstanding example of English literature among works on philosophy. It is described on the title-page as 'an Apology for the Christian Religion, against those who are called Free-Thinkers,' and the Dialogues defend revealed religion against the current beliefs of the Deists. Luce places Alciphron with Joseph Butler's Analogy, 1736, as the only comparable book on Christian apologetics in the eighteenth century" (Keynes, p. 37).

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        [Duodecim Domus Coelestes, Votivis Applausibus, Novem Musarum, Triumque Gratiarum, Ex Nutu Iovis per Mercurium ad Apollinem: Eiusque ad Dictas Imperio Repletae, Et In Subiecta Sciagraphia ... Friderici Hoffmanni ... Medici ... In Eiusdem Natali Una Festivo toties Phoebo revoluto (i.e. Anno aet. 72.) Erectae, Per Michaelem Nethlebium Szekelyhidi ... Anno quo: Candidior roseil Friderici phoebus in astris Enitet optatis purpureisque genis] Duodecim Domus Coelestes, Votivis Applavsibvs, Novem Musarum, Triumque Gratiarum, Ex Nutu Jovis per Mercurium ad Apollinem: Ejusque ad Dictas Imperio Repletae, Et In Subjecta Sciagraphia ... Friderici Hoffmanni ... Medici ... In Ejusdem Natali Vna FestIVo totIes Phoebo reVolVto (i.e. Anno aet. 72.) Erectae, Per Michaelem Nethlebivm Szekelyhidi ... Anno quo: CanDIDIor roseIl FrIDerICI phoebVs In astrIs EnItet optatIs pVrpVreIsqVe genIs

      Halle, Hilliger 1732. 37 cm. 2 Blatt - Hirsch / Hübotter III, 256 (vgl.) - VD18 10845011 - Geburtstagshoroskop als Bild-Text-Komposition in Figurensatz, dem Brettspiel "Mühle" ähnlich, für Friedrich Hoffmann zum 72. Geburtstag. Erscheinungsjahr im Chronogramm: CanDIDior roseIs FrIDerICI phoebVs In astrIs EnItet optatIs pVrpVreIsqVe genIs. Friedrich Hoffmann (1660 - 1742), der erste Professor der Medizin an der Universität Halle war Erfinder der "Hoffmanns-Tropfen" (Hirsch / Hübotter). Angestaubt. Etwas stockfleckig. Einriß im Falz restauriert - Sprache / Language: Lateinisch / Latin -

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        America illuminata, Skrifwen och utgifwen

      Skara: A.Mueller, 1732. Small 8vo (156 x 93 mm). 162, [13] pp. Title printed in red and black with woodcut device, dedicatees' names in red, woodcut headpiece. (Title and second leaf restored at fore-margins with loss to letters on title verso.) 20th-century calf gilt antique, gilt edges, by G. Hedberg of Stockholm. Provenance: Bookplates of A. Bernström and Signe & Olof Lamm. First and only edition of an important description of the Swedish settlements in Pennsylvania and Delaware, after their transfer to Dutch dominion. Founded in 1638 by an expedition sent by the New Sweden Company under the leadership of Peter Minuit, the Swedish colony was peacefully surrendered to the Dutch under Peter Stuyvesant in 1655, but remained a "Swedish nation" under Dutch tutelage, Stuyvesant having permitted the colonists to be governed by a court of their own choosing, to practice their religion, organize their own militia, retain their land holdings and pursue their trade with the local Native American tribes, a situation that was to cease only in 1681, when William Penn received his charter. Swedberg's work "may justly be called the most complete ecclesiastical history of Nova Suecia down to that time. The author was Bishop of the Swedish Congregations in America [and father of Emanuel Swedenborg], and received in this function all the reports, etc., of the various ministers; the greater part of the book is filled by these authentic documents and letters, which abound with the most valuable details" (F. Muller, Catalogue of books and pamphlets...relating to North and South America, 1140. The texts reproduced are in Swedish (printed in gothic types) and Latin (in roman types). .

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        Elementa Matheseos Universae

      5 Volumes SPECIAL; SCIENCE "Only complete set available worldwide"(Binding currently being restored to original 18th century high grade bindings)"First Edition", "First Printing", Of the 5 Volume Set. 1732.Title Details: Christiani Wolfii [Elementa Matheseos Universae.] (Mathematics, Trigonometry, Optics, Astronomy, Pyrotechnics, Mechanics). Published: Genevae: Apud Marcum-Michaelem Bousquet and Socios, 1732-1741. Contents: Elementa Arithmeticæ. Elementa Geometriæ. -- Elementa Trigonometriæ Planæ. -- Elementa Mechanicæ Et Staticæ. -- Elementa Opticæ. Elementa Astronomiæ. Elementa Pyrotechnicæ.-- De Præcipuis Scriptis Mathematicis. Commentatio De Studio Matheseos Recte Instituendo. Language: Latin "All 163 Folding Plates," Present. Microscopes Telescopes ++++ "All" In Very Good Condition,"All 5 rebound to period, custom "High Grade Leather, Burgundy, Marbled End Pages" To Original Binding in all respects, w/ 4 Raised Bands" [Illustration de Elementa matheseos universae] /? [Non identifié] ; Christiani Wolfii, aut. de texte Creator Wolff, Christian (1679-1754). Auteur du texte Published Marcum-Michaelem Bousquet et Socios (Genevae) 1732 Physical Description 1 est. : noir et blanc, image/?jpeg image fixe still image Subjects Wolff, Christian (1679-1754) Publisher: Apud Marcum-Michaelem Bousquet, 1732-1741 .Edition: Editio nova, priori multo auctior et correctior .Description: 5 v. (xxiv, 526 p., [32] leaves of plates ((31 folded)); viii, 396, [2] p., [31] folded leaves of plates; vii, [1], 581, [1] p., [51] folded leaves of plates; vii, [1], 374, [1] p., [46] folded leaves of plates; [8], 501 p., IV foldeded leaves of plates) ill., port  

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        Dictionnaire François Celtique ou François Breton

      Julien Vatar, Rennes, 1732. First Edition. Hardcover (Full Leather). Very Good Condition. Contemporary calf neatly rebacked and recornered, armorial bookplate of Lord Eliock (presumably the scholar James Veitch mentioned by both Boswell and Alexander Carlyle) on front pastedown, old Trinity College, Glasgow label on the facign endpaper. Slight browning and foxing, slight dampstain early on, some browning to endpapers, else quite clean. An important early French-Breton lexicon printed in two columns, (xvi), 978pp with the privilege leaf at the rear. Size: Quarto (4to). Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: 2-3 kilos. Category: Language & Linguistics; Antiquarian & Rare. Inventory No: 043264. .

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        Topographia representatio Barbarici Portus et Urbis Munitae Oran... Wahrhaffte Abbildung der barbarischen Vestung Oran mit der beiliegenden Küste

      Homann Erben 1732.. Kolor. Orig.-Kupferstich. 50 x 58 cm. (Bildausschn.). Ger. Bugfalte Zweigeteiltes Blatt. In der oberen Hälfte eine Kartenansicht der Küste. In der unteren Hälfte: "Prospect von der Küsten von Oran" mit Schiffen. Oran ist eine Küstenstadt im Westen von Algerien. Sie ist die zweitgrößte Stadt des Landes.

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        A Defence of Natural and Revealed Religion:

      the Year 1732.), 1739 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. First edition. A scarce example of this collection of Boyle Lectures on the existence of God delivered between the years 1691 and 1732. Complete in three volumes. First edition. VERY SCARCEThe Boyle Lectures were named after Robert Boyle, a prominent English/Irish natural philosopher of the 17th century. Boyle endowed a series of lectures in his will, which were designed as a forum where prominent academics could discuss the existence of God. The very first such lecture was given in 1692 by Richard Bentley, who turned to and received four letters from Isaac Newton. The aim of the lectures, as expressed by Boyle, is to prove the truth of the Christian religion against infidels, without descending to any controversies among Christians; and to answer new difficulties, scruples, etc. Some lecturers targeted Christian Deism. The Boyle lectures were revived in 2004 at St Mary-le-Bow church in the City of London by Dr Michael Byrne, and continue to this day. Condition: Expertly rebacked in quarter roan bindings with roan covered boards. Externally, sound with slight rubbing and wear to extremities, though spines remain smart. Internally, firmly bound. With a bookplate and small ink inscriptions to front pastedown of each volume of David Arthur Palin. With slight marks, spotting and one or two tidemarks to the first and last pages of each volume. Otherwise, generally bright and clean. One very small closed tear to the tail of one front blank. Overall: VERY GOOD INDEED.

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        [A series of 12 British Acts of Parliament concerning whaling, mostly in Greenland and the Davis Strait]

      London: John Baskett [and others], printers, 1732-1818. 12 works, folio. (12 1/2 x 8 inches, and smaller). Disbound or stitched. A fascinating series spanning the whole of the period when whaling was carried out on a successful commercial basis in the waters off Greenland. After an abortive start by the South Sea Company between 1724 and 1732, the British whaling fleet operated off Greenland and the Davis Strait throughout the remainder of the 18th century, with increasing success due to a large degree to the succession of bounties granted to ship owners by the British Government. The present selection of acts of parliament includes a number concerning the bounty: the first, dated 16th January 1732 makes law "that a Bounty [will] be paid on the Return of every Ship [of 200 tons and over] imployed by His Majesty's Subjects in the Whale Fishery". For the bounty to be paid, certain stringent criteria had to be met; these increased as the century progressed. By the time of the last Act in the present group (March 1818) the Greenland whalers were reporting declining catches and were already beginning to turn their attention to other whaling grounds, i.e. largely in the Pacific and Antarctic. This group offers and interesting series of snapshots of the industry during its most productive century. The acts comprise: 1. An Act for encouraging the Greenland Fishery. 1732. Stitched, later wrappers. Exemption from duty extended for a nine year period. 2. An Act for the further Encouragment of the Whale Fishery carried on by His Majesty's British Subjects. 1733. Stitched, later wrappers. The introduction of a bounty for ships over 200 tons. 3. An Act for continuing the several Laws therein mentioned ... [including] granting a further Bounty for all Ships employed in the Whale Fishery during the present War; for exempting Harponers and others ... from being impressed... [No date but circa 1750]. Spine reinforced. The bounty raised by a third, other measures to help the trade. 4. An Act for granting a additional Bounty on Ships employed in the Greenland and Whale Fishery, for a limited time. [No adte but circa 1761]. Disbound. The increased bounty confirmed for another five years. 5.An Act for further continuing several Acts ... for the Encouragement of the Whale Fishery.. 1768. Stitched. 6. An Act for the better Support and Establishment of the Greenland and Whale Fishery. 1771. Stitched. The rules about the amount of bounty to be paid has changed, with additional laws concerning vessels of American origin, exemption from duty extended to include the Gulf of St. Lawrence, certain members of a whaler's crew to be exempt from being pressed into service in the Royal Navy, etc. 7.An Act to explain and amend Two Acts made ... with respect to the Limits of the Greenland Seas and Davis's Streights ... and to enlarge the Time for the Return of the Vessels employed in the Whale Fisheries. 1780. Stitched. 8. An Act for granting an additional Bounty on Ships employed in the Greenland and Whale Fishery, for a limited Time. 1782. Disbound. The bounty retained for a further five years. 9. An Act for allowing Vessels employed in the Greenland Whale Fishery, to complete their full Number of Men at certain Ports, for the Present Season. 1805. Spine strengthened. Whaling ships permitted to call in to ports in Scotland, the Orkneys and the Shetland Islands to find men to complete their crews. 10. An Act for allowing, until the Signature of Preliminary Articles of Peace, Vessels ... to complete their full Number of Men at certain ports. 1806. Spine strenghtened. An extension of the previous act. 11. An Act to revive and continue [for five years] several Laws... 1815. Strengthened spine. Several prvious acts re-confirmed. 12. An Act to amend an Act ... so far as it relates to the Oaths thereby required... 1818. Unbound. Concerns the oaths required from owners/captains before the bounty due would be released to them.

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        A New Law-Dictionary Containing the Interpretation and Definition of Words and Terms Used in the Lawand also the Whole Law, and the Practice thereof, Under all the Heads and Titles of the Same

      London, the Savoy - E. and R. Nutt, and R. Gosling et al., 1732 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. A scarce reference text defining and interpreting all words,phrases, manners and customs used within law at the time of publication. Second edition. Together with such informations relating thereto, as explained the history and antiquity of the law, and our manners, customs, and original government. To which is annexed A Table of References to all the Arguments and Resolutions of the Lord Chief Justice Holt; in the Several Volumes of the Reports. Although Giles Jacob was the author of over two dozen legal publications, his law dictionary was by far the most successful. First published in 1729, it reached a tenth edition by 1782; revised editions continued to be published well into the nineteenth century. Its success, according to was due to the fact that it combined a law dictionary with an abridgement. This fifth edition was the last to be published during Jacob's lifetime. Jacob collected and abstracted from many references including dictionaries, institutes, reports, chronicles and year-books. Condition: Disbound, although with original calf boards. Boards are a trifle rubbed, with wear and slight loss. Binding is tender in places with many leaves working loose, although the work is complete with both the text and table listing up to Z. Bright throughout, with the occasional spot and handling mark. Small ink inscription to the title page. Overall: FAIR due to being disbound, although a nice bright copy once rebound.

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        Portugalliae et Algarbiae

      Nuremburg 1732 - Size : 500x570 (mm), 19.625x22.375 (Inches), Original Hand Coloring Very Good, laid on acid free tissue paper for long term preservation, the centre has been skillfully reinforced.

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        Les contes du Sieur D´Ouville

      A gorgeous binding in morocco, signed by one of the foremost binders of the late 18th and early 19th century. 1732. Amsterdam. Henry Desbordes. Two volumes in 12vo (164 mm x 192 mm). 1 [blank] + 1 ff. + 420 + 4 ff. + 1 [blank]; 1 [blank] + 4 ff. + 336. Gorgeous red ?grain-long? morocco gilt by René Simier -his signature at foot of spine of the first volume lettered in gilt-, boards with double gilt fillet, large neo-classical corner pieces joined by a gilt fillet, inner compartment with double gilt fillet and a wider fillet stamped in blind, all forming a clean and elegant rectangle, spines with raised bands ruled in gilt, compartments independently decorated in blind, lettered and decorated in gilt, edges and inner dentelle gilt, one corner gently rubbed, else a magnificent copy. Paper a little browned, else a fresh and wide margined copy. A precious binding, signed by René Simier, in red ?grain-long? morocco, lavishly gilt. Simier was active from 1798 ? 1836 and arguably the foremost binder of his day; he gained his fame whilst working for Empress Marie-Louise, by the Restoration it was such, that he also became the preferred binder of the Duke and Duchess of Berry; period skill was soon noticed, gaining his the position of ?Relieur du Roi?. D´Ouville (1589 -?1655), was a French geographer, poet and dramaturge; amongst his most famous plays are ?Les Trahisons d´Abhiran?, ?Jodelet astrologue? and ?Les Mort Vivans?. Brunet, IV, 263 (for an earlier edition).

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        A Journey Through the Austrian Netherlands. Containing The Modern History and Description of all the Provinces, Towns, Castles, Palaces, &c. of that Fruitful, Populous Country, so long the Scene of Wars and dreadful Ravages, till it was by the Treaty of Utrecht yielded to the Emperor of Germany

      LONDON : J Pemberton, D Browne, 1732 A VG copy of this rare and interesting work by John Macky (published anonymously). John Macky (d 1726) was a Scotsman and a government agent or spy. According to sources he informed the British of James II's intention to invade England in 1792, and his network of spies was vital to the discovery in February and March 1708 of Jacobite plans for the invasion of Scotland. This book, in the form of a series of letters, is written with considerable knowledge and authority. He travelled extensively in the region, dying finally in Rotterdam in 1726. This copy is newly rebound in half leather and marbled boards with raised bands to spine, gilt tooling and gilt title label. Internally, the contents comprise: half title; advertisement for 'A Journey through England', title page, Introduction with decorative headpiece, initial capitals, and decorative tailpiece (pp V-XXX), publisher's advert (2pp), errata (1 pge), letters with decorative head and tailpieces and capitals and including tables (pp 1- 205), Index (25pp). The contents are very clean and in very good condition, with just the occasional mark.

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        America illuminata, Skrifwen och utgifwen

      Skara: Herm. A. Mueller, 1732. Small 8vo (165 x 92 mm). 162, [5] pp. Title printed in red and black with woodcut device, dedicatees' names in red, woodcut headpiece. (A few small wormholes at end, affecting a few letters in last dozen leaves, clean 1/1/2-in. tear to title-leaf, touching a type ornament.) 20th-century calf gilt antique, gilt edges, by G. Hedberg of Stockholm (joints rubbed). Provenance: Hans Reinh. / Gyllenhahl, 18th- or 19th-century inscription on two small slips pasted in margins of title. First and only edition of an important description of the Swedish settlements in Pennsylvania and Delaware, after their transfer to Dutch dominion. Founded in 1638 by an expedition sent by the New Sweden Company under the leadership of Peter Minuit, the Swedish colony was peacefully surrendered to the Dutch under Peter Stuyvesant in 1655, but remained a "Swedish nation" under Dutch tutelage, Stuyvesant having permitted the colonists to be governed by a court of their own choosing, to practice their religion, organize their own militia, retain their land holdings and pursue their trade with the local Native American tribes, a situation that was to cease only in 1681, when William Penn received his charter. Swedberg's work "may justly be called the most complete ecclesiastical history of Nova Suecia down to that time. The author was Bishop of the Swedish Congregations in America [and father of Emanuel Swedenborg], and received in this function all the reports, etc., of the various ministers; the greater part of the book is filled by these authentic documents and letters, which abound with the most valuable details" (F. Muller, Catalogue of books and pamphlets...relating to North and South America, 1140). The texts reproduced are in Swedish (printed in gothic types) and Latin (in roman types). .

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        XXXVI. aardige figuren, geinventeert door Izaak van Ostade tot Haarlem

      Haarlem, Enschede 1732. 8 x 7 cm. Titel und 36 Blatt Holzschnitte nach Isaak (Isaac) van Ostade; auf 3 Kartons (48 x 32 cm) montiert - Wurzbach, Niederl. II, 289, 16 - Kramm V, 1235 (Ostade) - Nagler, Lex. XI, 527 - "... een zeer zeldzaam blad" (Kramm). "Der Formschneider ist nicht bekannt" (Nagler). Seltene Folge von 36 satirisch-komischenen Darstellungen von Bauern in Tiergestalt. Provenienz: Sammlung König Friedrich August II. von Sachsen mit dessen Eignerschildchen auf Titelrückseite; Sammlung Friedrich Quiring mit Monogramm-Stempel auf Titelrückseite - Sprache / Language: Niederländisch / Dutch -

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        A Letter from South Carolina; Giving an Account of the Soil, Air, Product, Trade, Government, Laws, Religion, People, Military Strength, &c. of that Province; Together with the Manner and necessary Charges of Setling [sic] a Plantation there, and the Annual Profit it will produce ... The Second Edition

      London: J. Clarke, 1732. 8vo. (7 1/4 x 4 1/2 inches). 63,[1]pp. Later marbled paper wrappers. Scarce South Carolina promotional tract anonymously written by the first Indian Agent to Carolina. This work presents "an unusually fine account of the fur trade, Indian relations, and the activities of the French west of the mountains. As to accuracy of observations, style, organization and presentation, it is one of the finest accounts of colonial South Carolina. Nairne ... had advocated the planning of a Swiss colony west of the Savannah, but he was never able to accomplish this objective, since the Yamassees burned him at the stake in 1715" (Clark). Styled the "Second Edition" on the titlepage, this is in fact the third edition, after those of 1710 and 1718. The attribution of authorship has frequently been debated. Others have suggested that the author was Jean Pierre Purry, though it is more likely that he was the recipient of the letter. Nairne, one of the great figures in the early history of South Carolina, was appointed "Agent and Itinerary Justice Among the Indians" in 1707. Sabin 87861; Howes N5 "B"; Clark I:128.

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        DE LEGIBUS HEBRAEORUM RITUALIBUS EARUMQUE RATIONIBUS LIBRI QUATUOR . in qua liber quartus varia capita & dissertationes aòiaque autoris supplementa accessere, accurate efformata Praemittitur dessertatio praeliminaris de vita Spenceri .

      Giorgio Cotta,, Thubinga, 1732 - Volume in folio legato in pergamena, dorso a 5 nervi rifatto in pelle, titolo ai tasselli al dorso, sguardie, frontespizio, 18 carte, tavola in rame col ritratto dello Spencer, 1232 pp., 15 carte d'indici. La più completa ed esaustiva opera sulle leggi, gli usi ed i costumi del popolo ebreo redatta dal profondissimo conoscitore e studioso di cose giudaiche. Davvero chiarificatrice, precisa, esauriente per richiami e ricerche su testi ebraici, latini, greci e quant'altro. Sono toccati tutti i lemmi della vita sociale, religiosa, politica, economica della complessa società ebraica. Opera in bello stato, lamni quaderni ed in singole carte una brunitura dovuta all'acidità degli inchiostri. Poche ed ininfluenti le mende d'uso, eccellente e poderosa opera scarsamente reperibile.

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        Italia Cursoria seu Tabula Geographica

      Nuremburg 1732 - Size : 495x580 (mm), 19.5x22.875 (Inches), Original Hand Coloring Very Good, minor discolouration on two edges, minor oxidation of the original green, with few worm holes professionally repaired.

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        Germania Benedictina

      Altkolorierte Kupferstich-Karte des Benediktiner-Priors Rupert Carl bei Homann Erben 1732. 49x59 cm. - Tooley 2 I, S. 234 vgl. - Die Ordensprovinz-Karte der Benediktiner zeigt Deutschland, im Norden begrenzt durch Osnabrück und Hildesheim, mit Teilen von Böhmen, Österreich, Oberitalien, der Schweiz und Belgien mit Einzeichnung der bestehenden Klöster und Abteien des Benediktiner-Ordens. Oben rechts eingesetzt kleine Sonderkarte Polens und Litauens. Dekorative Karte mit großer Darstellung eines Benediktiner-Mönches und Heiligendarstellung. An der Randleiste oben ca. 5 cm lange Quetschfalte.

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        Dictionnaire Oeconomique. Contenant divers Moïens d'augmenter son Bien et de Conserver sa Sante. Troisième édition, revûë, corrigée et augmentée d'un tres-grand nombre de nouvelles Découvertes et Secrets utiles à tout le monde, par M.P. Danjou, Prêtre. Enrichi d'un grand nombre de figures

      Lyon, chez les Fréres Bruyset, 1732. Dos volúmenes en gran folio; 6 hs., 1656 columnas de texto y 100 columnas de índices + 2 hs., 1570 columnas de texto y 85 columnas de índices. Con un total de 255 viñetas grabadas entre el texto, gran parte de ellas referidas a temas de caza, pesca, agricultura, jardinería y ganadería. Encuadernación uniforme en piel granitada, de la época, con lomeras profusamente ornadas. El perfecto manual para el Ocio y el Negocio, ó El sueño de un Gentilhombre con pasión bucólica. Las innumerables rebuscas y secretos anotados de un «gentleman-farmer» del Siglo XVII, escrito por un sapientísimo clérigo, administrador de una comunidad religiosa de Vincennes. Contiene desde olvidadas recetas de cocina a remedios naturales para la conservación de la salud, así como un sin cuento de sugerencias para el provechoso ejercicio de las artes de agricultura, caza y pesca. Para los más avisados guarda tambien en su seno centenares de noticias utilísimas para negociantes y banqueros, con fórmulas para enriquecerse con rapidez y deleite y tener una larga y feliz vejez. Búsquense en el Diccionario palabras tales como: marchand, tarif, testament, opium, parfum, secret, vin, et tant d'autres. Un libro de inacabable lectura, siempre apasionante. # Kress: 4545, 6. # Vicaire: 173. # Oberlé: «Bibliothèque Bachique», 85-85 (otra edición).

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        Discours sur les differentes figures des astres; d'ou l'on tire des conjectures sur les etoiles qui paroissent changer de grandeur; & sur l'anneau de Saturne. Avec une exposition abbregee des systemes de M. Descartes & de M. Newton

      Paris: Imprimerie Royale, 1732 Book. Fine. Hardcover. 1st Edition. 8vo - over 7¾ - 9¾" tall. 8vo (191x125 mm), [4], 83 [1] pp., woodcut diagrams in text, woodcut head-piece, contemporary French calf, spine with 5 raised bands, gilt in compartments, hinges repaired, marbled endpapers, very minor spotting. A clean and bright copy. ---- Wallis 122 - First edition. In this work Maupertuis "controverted the prevailing opinion in France that universal gravitation was an 'absurd principle', insisting that it was metaphysically viable and mathematically superior to vortices as an explanation of celestial mechanics". Maupertuis and Voltaire corresponded and the Lettres philosophiques was published in 1733, followed by Voltaire's Elemens..

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        Chronicon Gotwicense : seu, Annales liberi et exempti Monasterii Gotwicensis, ordinis S. Benedicti, inferioris Austriæ : faciem Austriæ antiquæ & mediæ usque ad nostra tempora, deinde ejusdem monasterii fundationem, progressum, statu mque hodiernum Exhibe

      Tegernsee, Bavaria: Typis Monasterii Tegernseensis O.S. Benedicti, 1732. Collation, vol 1:xxxvi+440, vol 2: contintuation, 441 through to 890pp+index, 45 full page plates, including 3 folding maps, plus engraved text and head/tail pieces, collated complete. Bound in buckram/cloth, small library number on spines, cloth dusty, lightly marked. Both volumes in very good solid condition, with strong hinge joints. Internally, contents holding firm with no loose pages, occasional small library stamp, some dust marking to pages, heavy in a few places, pages and plates in very good condition. Very good solid copy. Books measure 41x29cm.A52. First Edition. Folio - over 12" - 15" tall.

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        FASTI ANTICHI DI TARENTO oggi TARANTO

      STAMPERIA DEI TERZANI 1732 Sonetti del P. Gaetano di S. Margherita, Grottagliese, cherico regolare delle scuole Pie, Pastore arcade. Consacrati all'illustrissimo Signore, il Signor D. Federico Valignani marchese di Cepagatti per S.M.C.C. presidente della regia Camera di Napoli, fra gli Arcadi Nivalgo Aliarteo. Volume con segni di usura dovuti al tempo.

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        Jus Feudale, Tribus Libris Comprehensum Quibus non Solum

      1732. Craig, Sir Thomas [1538-1608]. Jus Feudale, Tribus Libris Comprehensum Quibus non Solum Consuetudines Feudales, & Praediorum Jura, Quae in Scotia, Anglia, & Plerisque Galliae Locis Obtinent, Continentur; Sed Universum Jus Scoticum, & Omnes Fere Materiae Juris Clare & Dilucide Exponuntur, & Ad Fontes Juris Feudalis & Civilis Singula Reducuntur. Editio Tertia, Prioribus Multo Emendatior. In qua Singulae Diegeses, Sive Librorum Capita, In Paragraphos Distinguuntur, Praemissis Unicuique Eorum Summariis: Textuum Praeterea Ex s.s. Scriptura, Jure Canonico, Civili, Feudali & Municipali, Cum ab Auctore Allegatorum, Tum Aliorum Eodem Pertinentium Loca ab Illo Praetermissa, In Inferiori Pagina Fideliter Adnotantur. Ubi Etiam Mutationes ab Auctoris Temporibus in Jure Nostro ex Statutis Publicis Factae, Quatenus Materia Ferebat, Breviter Subjiciuntur. Accessit Rerum & Verborum Index Locupletissimus, Una cum Regularum seu Axiomatum Juris in hoc Opere Sparsim Adhibitorum Sylloge, Ac Vocabulorum Forensium Interpretatione. Edinburgh: Apud Tho. & Walt. Ruddimannos, 1732. xxii, 524, 52 pp. Copperplate portrait frontispiece. Folio (11" x 7"). Contemporary sprinkled calf, rebacked in period style with raised bands and lettering piece, hinges mended. Minor rubbing and gatoring to boards, corners bumped and lightly worn, early bookseller ticket to front pastedown. Title printed in red and black. Light toning to text, internally clean. * Third, final and best edition. Unlike previous compilations, Jus Feudale is an original work. "Indeed Craig was the first systematic writer on law in Scotland. The Jus Feudale is not a mere textbook of the law of land rights, but is a learned disquisition upon a great social system. The opening chapters are devoted to an examination of the sources of law in general, and trace the history and development of the Civil, Canon and Feudal laws. If Craig had accomplished no more than that he would have been entitled to a foremost place amongst our jurists, for unquestionably the form of his book not only exemplified the philosophical outlook of the learned Scots lawyer, but provided a model of construction and treatment for his successors" Black, The Institutional Writers 62-63. Sweet & Maxwell, A Le

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        An Enquiry Into the Origin of Honour, and the Usefulness of Christianity in War. By the Author of the Fable of the Bees

      London: For John Brotherton. 1732. First Edition. Hardcover. Contemporary sprinkled calf rebacked with five raised bands and contrasting spine label bearing gilt titles, armorial crest pasted to front pastedown, endpapers a little browned else internally clean and bright. A very nice copy. ESTC: T59021, Bernard Mandeville (1670-1733) is most famous as the author of "The Fable of the Bees" (1714) in which he dissects human nature and concludes that the human vices, as much as any virtues, are essential to a well ordered society. Mandeville claimed that he wasn't recommending vice to individuals, only observing that many of the values of the society in which he lived, such as the increase of trade, imperial ambition, even politeness, were incompatible with virtue and innocence. A second part of the Fable (1729) was followed by this work, in which Mandeville expands on his thinking about 'honour' as a sort of perverted false courage. While true courage might be a virtue, honour has its roots in pride and shame and so is seen as a useful device in the socialisation of humans. Mandeville's anti-clericalism is revealed in his account of how a perverted version of the truly peaceful doctrine of Christianity, making use of concepts of honour and duty, can be used to motivate soldiers. , 8vo, [2] xi [9] 240 pp .

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        L'agriculture parfaite, ou nouvelle dŽcouverte, touchant la culture & la multiplication des arbres, des arbustes, et des fleurs

      Amsterdam, chez la Veuve de Pierre de Coup, 1732. later edition. Hardback. Very Good/No Jacket. Amsterdam 1732, two volumes (complete) in contemporary full tree calf, raised bands and twin morocco labels to spines. 34 folding engraved plates. Later owner's bookplate and ink inscription on endpapers. Some toning to textblock, but plates almost entirely unaffected and generally in excellent condition.

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        Nederlands Displegtigheden, Vertoonende de plegtige gebruiken aan den dis, in het houden van Maaltyden, en het Drinken der gezondheden, onder de oude Batavieren, en Vorsten, Graaven, Edelen en andere ingezetenen der Nederlanden, weleer gebruikelyk, nevens den oorsprongk dezer gewoontens, en der zelver overeenkomst met die van andere Volken

      18 engraved plates (two serve as engraved titles, two others are on one sheet, & six are folding). 84 p.l. (incl. engraved t.p.), 562 pp.; 2 p.l. (incl. engraved t.p.), 557, [61] pp.; 45 p.l. 612, [52] pp. Three vols. 8vo, cont. fine vellum over boards. Rotterdam: P. Losel, 1732-35. First edition of this history of festivals and drinking in Holland by Alkemade (1654-1737) and Schelling. Sections are devoted to everyday drinking, ceremonial drinking, drinking songs and the dishes used, with a special focus on the history of the drinking vessels themselves. The illustrations, some of which are signed by F. van Bleyswyck, are drawn in great detail and represent a historical survey of these various vessels, from the simple to the incredibly ornate. A lovely book and a particularly fine set. ❧ Cagle 1075. Crahan Sale (Sotheby's NYC, Oct. 1984), 233. Fritsch 485. Not in Bitting, Simon, or Vicaire. .

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        A Draught of New York from the Hook to New York Town

      London: W. Mount and T. Page. unbound. very good(+). Map. Engraving with hand coloring. Image measures 18" x 22 1/8". Beautiful and early map of New York Harbor showing the area between Sandy Hook and Westchester with part of Long Island. Includes the Rariton River, Staten Island, Amboy, Elizabeth Town, Newark, Bergen, Manhattan, Harlem, Gravesend, Redhook, Flatbush, New Town and Flushing. The chart details the difficulties of maneuvering ships in the harbor though it also reveals New York's excellent port location. North is oriented to the right. This chart, first published in "The English Pilot" (Book Four) circa 1732, was at that time the only printed chart of the area available. Although it is highly inaccurate, it was published uncorrected until the late 18th century. This edition was published between 1742 and 1760. Expert repairs to centerfold and loss at lower left. Margins cropped.

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        To the Right Honourable John Lord Sommers...this Map of North America according to ye newest and most exact observations

      London: "Sold by H. Moll ... I. Bowles ... T. Bowles ... P. Overton ... and by John King ...", [circa 1732]. Copper-engraved map, period handcolouring in outline. Inset view of a codfishery, ten inset maps of various harbors. 25 3/8 x 38 3/4 inches. Moll's great "Codfish" map of North America Hermann Moll was, like many an emigré, a zealously patriotic Englishman and cartographical fighter in the globalization contest the European nations conducted from the 15th century into the 20th. Here in one of his superbly characteristic maps of North America, he fights with De L'Isle (the great French mapmaker of the period) about the respective territorial possessions of Britain and France. In contradistinction to De L'Isle's 1718 map, Moll's reduces French Louisiana to a region south of the Ohio River and gives Great Britain Labrador (as New Britain). The achievement of British dominance would be accomplished through trade, colonialization, war and piracy. Depicting one aspect of British success, Moll includes here a rather detailed depiction of the codfishing industry, including the making of cod liver oil. Throughout the 17th century, the British had the greatest number of fishing boats in the Grand Banks. Dried codfish was a staple of the British Navy, and a favorite throughout Europe. As naval supremacy requires good charts, this map has ten inset charts of important North and South America ports: from Boston to Cartagena. And finally, for the benefit perhaps of any would-be British privateer , Moll includes (as he did in his map of the West Indies) detailed information about the annual Spanish convoy that wound around the Gulf of Mexico picking up silver, gold and gems from South and Central America. Moll's "maps of North America and the Eastern Seaboard must have played an important role in shaping the geographical perception of the Americas held by his contemporaries, emphasizing the untaped resources and the wealth of the colonies, and the opportunities for any that would make the passage" (Baynton-Williams). The present map was part of Herman Moll's magnificent folio work, A New and Compleat Atlas. Moll was the most important cartographer working in London during his era, a career that spanned over fifty years. His origins have been a source of scholarly debate; however, the prevailing opinion suggests that he hailed from the Hanseatic port city of Bremen, Germany. Joining a number of his countrymen, he fled the turmoil of the Scanian Wars for London, and in 1678 is first recorded as working there as an engraver for Moses Pitt on the production of the English Atlas. It was not long before Moll found himself as a charter member of London's most interesting social circle, which congregated at Jonathan's Coffee House at Number 20 Exchange Alley, Cornhill. It was at this establishment that speculators met to trade equities (most notoriously South Sea Company shares). Moll's coffeehouse circle included the scientist Robert Hooke, the archaeologist William Stuckley, the authors Jonathan Swift and Daniel Defoe, and the intellectually-gifted pirates William Dampier, Woodes Rogers and William Hacke. From these friends, Moll gained a great deal of privileged information that was later conveyed in his cartographic works, some appearing in the works of these same figures. Moll was highly astute, both politically and commercially, and he was consistently able to craft maps and atlases that appealed to the particular fancy of wealthy individual patrons, as well as the popular trends of the day. In many cases, his works are amongst the very finest maps of their subjects ever created with toponymy in the English language. This copy an issue published around the time of Moll's death, with the imprint including John Bowles located "at the Black Horse" (1732 and later). Mclaughlin, The Mapping of California as an Island 192; Tooley, "California as an Island," 82 in Tooley,The Mapping of America; Goss, The Mapping of North America, p. 118; Schwartz & Ehrenberg, The Mapping of America pl. 79; Kurlansky, Cod p. 58- 60; cf. Ashley Baynton-Williams, "The World Described" in Map Forum, Issue 1 (Spring 2004); cf. Reinharz, The Cartographer and the Literati - Herman Moll and his Intellectual Circle (Lewiston, 1997).

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        Relación de los méritos y grados del padre pro-ministro Fray Pedro de la Torrey Herrera del orden de la regular observancia de N.P.S. Francisco, de la Provincia de Nuestra de la Assumpcion, del Tucumán, Paraguay, y Rio de la Plata

      A Dominican Order Priest´s Curriculum Vitae for his works in South America. 1732. Madrid. In folio (312 mm x 212 mm). 2 ff. Custom made recent half calf over marbled paper, front cover lettered in gilt, virtually perfect. A fine copy, entirely uncut, thus wide original margins, lightly soiled, else perfect. A reprint of the 1732 Curriculum Vitae of Pedro de Torre y Herrera. Still being a young man, Torre y Herrera joined the Dominican Order in their convent in Buenos Aires; in 1697 he became a priest. Soon after, he travelled to Cordoba and La Rioja where he worked as a preacher, then to Paraguay an Tucumán; then he returned to Buenos Aires. The imprint describes his deeds and achievements, appointments and places visited. In 1714, he would be appointed to travel to Spain in representation of the region to vote at the Dominican Order Capitulo General. At the end, signed by Miguel Gutierrez.

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