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        AN EPISTLE TO THE RIGHT HONOURABLE RICHARD LORD VISCT. COBHAM. Of the Knowledge and Characters of Men.

      London: Printed for Lawton Gilliver, at Homer's Head against St. Dunstan's Church in Fleetstreet, 1733. [iv], 13 pages, [i] blank, followed by [i] advertisement. Circa 1900 binding of paper-covered boards, with minor shelfwear and discoloration; spine lable is chipped and mostly lacking, leaving the spine discolored unevenly. Minimal foxing on a few pages, but text is quite clean and attractive. Griffith 329. Complete with half-title page and advertisement page. Pages meausure 13 inches (height). Alexander Pope (1688-1744).. First Edition. Hardcover. Very good+ condition. Folio.

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        Historiarum sui Temporis

      - Fine engraved frontis. port. of the author, engraved vignettes on titles, & engraved headpieces. Titles printed in red & black. Seven vols. Large folio, cont. polished calf (a few corners a little worn or defective, a few head- or tail-caps a bit chipped), spines richly gilt, red & green morocco lettering pieces on spines. London: S. Buckley, 1733. The best critical edition, and the most complete, of de Thou's monumental and controversial History of his Own Times. De Thou (1553-1617), president of the Parlement de Paris and book collector, was deeply involved in the politics and religious wars of his time and negotiated the Edict of Nantes with the Protestants. This history was the work of his whole life. The materials for writing it were drawn from his rich library, which he established in the Rue de Poitevins in the year 1587, with the two brothers Pierre and Jacques Dupuy, as librarians. His object was to produce a purely scientific and unbiased work. With the publication of each part, de Thou was attacked by various factions within France and the second part, dealing with the first wars of religion (1560-72) was put on the Index librorum prohibitorum. This is the best critical edition, the material for which had been collected in France itself by Thomas Carte (d. 1754), while in exile. De Thou's history is a model of exact research, drawn from the best sources, and presented in a style both elegant and animated. Dr. Richard Mead (1673-1754), supported Carte's research and hired the printer Samuel Buckley to edit and print de Thou's work. The six and seventh volumes print a number of related and supplementary texts, important sources for the religious and literary history of the period. Nice fresh set. ? Brunet, V, 841-"Cette édition, la plus belle, la plus complète et la la meilleure de cette histoire estimée, est aussi la seule qu'on recherche.". [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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      London, 1733. First English language edition. Bound in period red half-leather with gold lettering and tooling. 29 x 32 cm. In English. The present engravings portray The Search for the Leaven before the Passover Begins, The Feast of Tents or Tabernacles, the Acafoth or Seven Turns Round the Bier, A Funeral Ceremony of the Jews, The Redemption of the First Born, and The Circumcision of the Child on the Eighth Day. All prints are from the original "Ceremonies and Religious Customs of the Various Peoples of the World", or "Cérémonies et coutumes religieuses de tous les peuples du monde" (1723-1743) . This nine-volume folio work was originally published by Jean Frederic Bernard, a French language bookseller in Amsterdam, and lavishly illustrated by Bernard Picart, one of the most famous engravers of the time. As the title suggests, they sought to capture the ritual and ceremonial life of all the known religions of the world. Because Bernard chose to remain anonymous as author, the work has long been catalogued under the name of its engraver, Picart.

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        TRAITE PHYSIQUE ET HISTORIQUE DE L'AURORE BORE'ALE Suite des memoires de l'Academie Royale des Sciences annee M.DCCXXXI.

      Paris: de L'Imprimerie Royale, 1733. First Edition. 4to, pp. [8], 281 + 15 engraved folding plates of aurora examples by Ph Simonneau. Bound in contemporary full calf (lacks the spine label), lacks a couple of small pieces at the extrmities of the spine. Gilt coat of arms on the covers. Bookplate of the Societe Litteraire of Geneva on the end paper. Nice wide margins, generally a very good clean copy. DSB 9, p. 33; Honeyman 2112; Poggendorff II, pp. 17-18; Lande p. 397. Jean-Jacques d'Ortous de Mairan (26 November 1678 – 20 February 1771) was a French geophysicist, astronomer and most notably, chronobiologist, was born in the town of Béziers on 26 November 1678. Over the course of his life, de Mairan was elected into numerous scientific societies and made key discoveries in a variety of fields including ancient texts and astronomy. His observations and experiments also inspired the beginning of what is now known as the study of biological circadian rhythms. In 1718, de Mairan was inducted into the Académie Royale des Sciences.The Cardinal and the Count of Maurepas selected Mairan to replace Bernard le Bovier de Fontenelle as Associate Secretary of the Academie in 1743. De Mairan also served as the Academie's assistant director and later director intermittently between 1721 and 1760.Eventually, de Mairan was appointed editor of the Journal des sçavans, a science periodical, by Chancellor d'Aguesseau. Also, in 1735, de Mairan was elected a Fellow of the Royal Society and in 1769, a Foreign Member of the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences as well as to the Russian Academy (St. Petersburg) in 1718. De Mairan was also a member of the Royal Societies of London, Edinburgh, and Uppsala and the Institute of Bologna. With Jean Bouillet and Antoine Portalon, he founded his own scientific society in his hometown of Béziers around 1723. Mairan proposes that the aurora were vapors from the sun that entered the Earth's atmosphere. The treatise was published as Suite des Memoirs de l'Academie royal des Sciences for the year 1731.

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        Consultationes juris selectissimae cum decisionibus super eis prolatis a supremis neapolitani regni tribunalibus

      Typis Dominici-Antonii, & Nicolai Parrino, 1733. LATINO 2,8 Volume rilegato in tutta pergamena, con lettera dedicatoria su tre pagine stampata con caratteri di dimensioni maggiori. Testo su due colonne, presenti richiami e segnatura dei fascicoli. Capilettera incisi. Segni del tempo al dorso e ai piatti, fioritura alle pagine e macchia brunita sulla parte destra delle pagine lato recto. USATO

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        The fable of the bees: or, private vices, publick benefits. With An essay on charity and charity-schools. And A search into the nature of society. The fourth edition. To which is added, A vindication of the book from the Aspersions contain’d in a Presentment of the Grand-Jury of Middlesex, and an abusive Letter to Lord C [with] The fable of the bees. Part II. By the author of the first

      London: printed for J. Tonson, at Shakespear’s-Head, over-against Katherine-Street in the Strand / printed, and sold by J. Roberts in Warwick-Lane [through 1733], MDCCXIV [1714]. Early Reprint. Full Calf. Near Fine. Two octavo volumes, complete: [16],477(400 misnumbered 352),[1]; [2],xxx,432,[24]pp, title page of vol. II a cancel withb"C" of "Cicero" in the quotation below second "m" of "Commenta." Fourth Edition [1725] of the first part; Second Edition [1733] of the second part. Contemporary calf, Cambridge-style boards paneled in blind, skillfully rebacked with spines in six compartments divided by gilt-ruled raised bands, red morocco lettering pieces gilt, edges speckled red, plain period end papers. A superb set, end papers tanned at margins else internally clean and crisp, bindings square and tight. Provenance: copper-engraved armorial bookplate of Newton Charles Ogle / Kirkley [Hall] on front paste downs. Ogle (1850-1912) descended from landed gentry prominent in Northumberland from before the time of the Norman Conquest. Rothschild 1371. New Palgrave III, 298. Ashley Library III, p. 114. NCBEL II, 1096. ESTC Citation Nos. T77575 and T77578. Mandeville's famous book, one of the most influential 18th-century contributions to social and economic thought, originated in a 433-line poem published in 1705, "The Grumbling Hive: or Knaves Turn'd Honest," which argued for free trade, prefiguring Adam Smith's laissez-faire economics. In defense of the numerous attacks against his poem, Mandeville elaborated it into a full-scale book, the 1714 first edition of Fable of the Bees, comprising ‘An enquiry into the origin of moral virtue’ and twenty ‘remarks’ annotating and explaining various lines in the verse fable. While claiming that every calling and trade has vices, he showed that these vile ingredients combine to produce a wholesome society, balancing individually unpleasant elements, as in the great, thriving metropolis of London itself: only if London were less flourishing would the streets be cleaner; their dirtiness was a necessary evil. The Fable attracted little attention, but in 1724 Mandeville published a second edition, enlarging the remarks (including, for example, a discussion of how thieves contribute to the public good) and adding "An essay on charity and charity schools" and "A search into the nature of society." Here offered is the fourth edition of 1725, along with the second edition of Part II (1733), "which is, in fact, an entirely new work. In six dialogues, Mandeville argues that The Fable is an entirely moral and religious work which has been grossly misrepresented, then goes on to develop an extensive ‘conjectural history’ of how human beings developed from savagery to civilization." (ODNB?) 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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        La Vita dell'Infanta d'Austria Suor Margherita della Croce Monaca Scalza di Santa Croce del Sagro Ordine Serafico, dedicata a Sua Eccellenza la Signora D. Ippolita Ludovisi Buoncompagni Principessa di Piombino & c.

      Stamperia di Antonio de' Rossi - Roma, 1733. ITALIANO 0,5 Volume della prima metà del '700 in 4°, coperta floscia in pergamena, evidenti segni del tempo, fioritura sparsa, macchie, strappo, tagli bruniti, prime pagine con becca. Presenti richiami e segnatura dei fascicoli. Bella marca tipografica su frontespizio, alcuni caratteri del frontespizio di colore rosso gli altri neri. Scritte su foglio di guardia e controguardia. Eleganti testatine, capilettera e finalini in nero. USATO

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        Recuëil de Poësies diverses

      New edition.Later red morroco by (19th century), Jansenist spine in six compartments, large gilt dentelle frame to pastedowns, all edges gilt.Spine and joints slightly rubbed. s.n. s.l. 1733 in-8 (12x20cm) (8) 116pp. relié

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        AN EPISTLE TO THE RIGHT HONOURABLE RICHARD LORD VISCT. COBHAM. Of the Knowledge and Characters of Men.

      Printed for Lawton Gilliver, at Homer's Head against St. Dunstan's Church in Fleetstreet, London 1733 - [iv], 13 pages, [i] blank, followed by [i] advertisement. Circa 1960 binding of marbled paper-covered boards, and red leather spine with blue leather spine label. A few tiny spots of staining to final page, but text is quite clean and attractive. Griffith 329. Complete with half-title page and advertisement page. Page height 12+5/8 inches. Alexander Pope (1688-1744). Size: Folio [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Storia Antica Degli Egizi de cartaginesi assirj babilonesi medi persiani macedoni greci voll. 1,2,3,4,6,10

      1733. Rilegati Ottime

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        \" Lebens - und Heldengen - Geschichte des glorwürdigen Fürsten und Herren , Herrn Friedrich des Streitbaren weyland Landgrafen in Thüringen...\"

      Johann Friedrich Gleditschen seel. Sohn Leipzig Erscheinungsjahr 1733 Format Groß8° ..und Marggrafens zu Meissen, dann auch Seines höchst - preislichen Stammes ersten Churfürsten zu Sachsen usw. usw. .....\"2 Titelblätter + 24 S. Vorbericht + 940 s. + 4 Kupfer + 62 S. Verzeichnis ( Register ) ,Originalhalbpergament, roter Schnitt,gering gebräunt und fleckig, 2 neutrale Vorsätze neu ?,festes Buch in gutem Zustand Versand D: 5,00 EUR

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        Trattato della pittura di Leonardo da Vinci : nuovamente dato in luce, colla vita dell' istesso autore, scritta da Rafaelle du Fresne. Si sono giunti tre libri della Pittura, ed il trattato della Statua di Leon Battista Alberti, colla Vita del medesimo. E di nuovo ristampato, corretto ed a maggior perfezione condotto.

      A superb and rare example of the large paper issue of Ricciardo's 1733 edition of Leonardo's treatise on painting, the third and most complete edition in Italian. Leonardo's intention was to describe painting as a science, and he conceived his treatise in two sections: the first is theoretical, outlining the philosophical principles and ideals of painting with particular reference to perspective (linear, aerial and chromatic) and chiaroscuro; the second is practical, and serves as a guide to the young painter.  [Naples] : In Parigi, appresso Giacomo Langlois, stampatore ordinario del Re cristianissimo, al Monte S. Genovesa MDCLI [1651]. Ed in Napoli, nella stamperia di Francesco Ricciardo a spese di Niccola, e Vincenzo Rispoli, MDCCXXXIII [1733]. Folio, 41 cm, contemporary vellum over boards, spine with title in gilt; edges speckled red; title page in red and black, with copperplate engraved episcopal coat of arms of the dedicatee, Ercole d' Aragona, bishop of Perga, Vescovo and Mileto, initialled F.S. (Francesco Sesoni), discrete early collection wet stamp with monogram VAG surmounted by crown to lower margin (some mild staining at lower outer corner), pp [16, including title page], engraved portrait of Leonardo by Francesco Sesoni, 115, [8, including title page], engraved portrait of Leon Battista Alberti by Sesoni, 55; 75 copperplate engravings by Sesoni in the text, many half page; on large paper with wide margins; occasional browning; a fine, fully contemporary copy of the rare large paper issue. Leonardo da Vinci's notebook writings on the science of painting were gathered together by Francesco Melzi some time before 1542. The first printed editions, edited by Raphaël du Frésne under the title Trattato della pittura di Leonardo da Vinci, were printed in Italian and French by Jacques Langlois in Paris in 1651. Subsequent editions were published in French, in 1716 (Paris : Pierre-Francois Giffart); in English, in 1721 (London : Senex and Taylor); in Italian, in 1723 (Naples : Francesco Ricciardo); in German, in 1724 (Nuremberg : Christoph Weigel); and again in Italian, in 1733 (Naples : Francesco Ricciardo). Ricciardo's 1733 edition contains 20 more engravings than the 1651 edition, while his 1723 edition was unillustrated and did not include Alberti's treatise. Referring in 1821 to the example in his own collection, the art historian and bibliophile Count Leopoldo Cicognara (1767-1834) noted that his was 'uno de'pochissimi esemplari in carta grande' ('one of very few examples on large paper'). (Cicognara, Catalogo ragionato dei libri d'arte e d'antichita posseduti da lui, v. 1, 1821, no. 233). The large paper issue also differs from the ordinary paper issue in having a variant title page with an engraving by Franceso Sesoni of the coat of arms of the dedicatee, Ercole d' Ayerbe d' Aragona (1682-1735), bishop of Perga, Vescovo and Mileto; the title page engraving in the ordinary paper issue is the publisher's device of Niccolò Rispolo - a coat of arms with lion rampant, three stars and the motto Sub se omnia. In other respects, the title pages of the large and ordinary paper issues are identical. Examples of the large paper issue are held in the Newberry Library and Getty Research Institute; an accurate census of holdings worldwide would be difficult to obtain, but, based on Cicognara's estimation, the number would be very low. Leonardo's philosophy of painting is that it is reliant on the artist's penetrating observation of nature and of the understanding of physical phenomena through mathematics, geometry, anatomy and optics. The engravings illustrating the 1733 edition are by the Neapolitan Francesco Sesoni (or Sesone, 1705-1770), and display an exceptional level of craftsmanship. The first part of the work also includes a short biography of Leonardo by du Frésne, while the second part contains the treatise of Leon Battista Alberti (1404-1472), the earliest Renaissance commentary on the aesthetic and scientific principles of architecture, painting and sculpture, and a work to which Leonardo's own philosopy and writings were indebted. The final two pages comprise Osservazione di Niccolo Pussino, sopra la pittura, remarks on painting by the Baroque artist Nicolas Poussin (1594-1665). Cicognara, 233; PMM, 28; Guerrini, Bibliotheca Leonardiana 1493-1989, v. I, 1990, p. 124-125. For a comprehensive comparative overview, see University of Virginia, Leonardo da Vinci and his treatise on painting.

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        \"Abbildung des Stuck-Schießens welches ... vom 8.-26. Juni 1733 gehalten worden\". Folge von drei Blatt.

       3 Kupferstiche, um 1733, je ca. 26 x 42 cm. Blatt 1: Der Einzug mit zahlreichen Uniformierten, Reitern und Kanonen; Blatt 2: Eine große Menschenmenge betrachtet von etwas erhöhtem Standort das Zeltlager der zum Schießen zugelassenen Offiziere. Darunter die zu diesem Anlaß geprägte Münze und die Legende (1-17); mit Wappenkartusche im oberen Teil der Darstellung. In der Ferne \"Bleyweiß Garten\", \"Gaßmannshof\" und St. Leonhard\"; Blatt 3: Der Lagerplatz mit zahlreichen Zelten, oben und links Schießplatz und \"Glücks Bude\". Versand D: 6,00 EUR BAYERN, Brauchtum, Franken

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        Statuts et catalogue des Chevaliers, Commandeurs et Officiers de l'Ordre du Saint Esprit, avec leurs noms, qualitez et postérité, depuis l'Institution jusqu'à présent

      S.l., s.n. 1733, 1733, , in-folio de (4) et 376 pages, veau fauve de l'époque, fer armorié de Louis XV frappées au centre des plats, dos à 6 nerfs orné de fers héraldiques, tranches rouges, Nouvelle éditions des status et du catalogue des chevaliers appartenant à l'Ordre du Saint-Esprit. Cet ordre fondé par Henri III, le 31 décembre 1578, fut, durant plus de deux siècle, l'ordre de chevalier le plus puissant de la monarchie française. La première édition d'un répertoire des chevaliers fut publiée en 1619, sous Louis XIII ; la première édition portant le titre explicite de Catalogue date de 1673. Superbe exemplaire aux armes royales, d'une grande fraîcheur

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        \"Hohenzollern Hechingische Forst-Charte welche Occasione derer in solchern Territorio Anno 1733 entstandene Unruhe verfertiget worden durch M.R. von Freusberg\". Karte des Gebietes von Tübingen, Rottenburg/Neckar, Balingen, Hettingen und Erpfingen.

       Kupferstich von Marquard Rudolph v. Freusberg, 1733, 72 x 65 cm. Tooley S. 226. - Karte mit großer Titelkartusche (Wappen) und unten links übergroße Kartusche mit Erklärungen, Legende und Maßstab. Die Städte und Dörfer sind als kleine Vogelschauansichten dargestellt, Berg und Burg Hohenzollern groß unten rechts. - Sehr seltene Karte in gutem Zustand! Versand D: 6,00 EUR Baden-Württemberg, Landkarten

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        Apertura della Colonia Sebezia fatta in occasione del glorioso arrivo dell'Ecclentissimo Signore D. Giulio Visconti.

      S.t, 1733. In 8°, pp. VIII + cc.nn. 2 + pp. 132. Ampi marg. Carta forte. Front. fig. Finaline. Esempl. privo della cop. D. rinforzato. Si tratta di una rarissima raccolta di rime arcadiche prevalentemente di Francesco Carafa Principe di Colobrano, e di altri poeti suoi compagni di accademia.

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        Den Bibelske Arithmetica, Eller tvende Register, Over alle de Tal, som findes i den Hellige Bibelske Skrift

      Det Første Viiser Tallene i hver Materie efter Alphabetet, Det Andet viiser Tallene i vis orden efter Arithmeticam. Samlet ved Bibelens igiennem Læsning. Kbhvn.: J.N. Lossius 1733. 184 + 22 [Den anden Part] s. Let bruneret eksemplar indbundet i samtidigt slidt halvlæder. Eksemplaret har tilhørt N.F.S. Grundtvig og bærer dennes tilskrifter på fribladet og navnetræk på titelbladet. Bibl. Danica I, 79.

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        Letters Concerning the English Nation

      London: Printed for C. Davis and A. Lyon, 1733, 1733. First edition. Cf. Bengeso 1558; Sabin 100751 (noting Voltaire's letters on William Penn and the Pennsylvania Quakers). Fine copy.. 8vo, contemporary paneled calf (hinges skillfully repaired). The first appearance an early and important prose work by Voltaire, a series of epistlotary observations comparing British and French society, culture, science and philosophy. Written when he was living in England (1727-28), Voltaire's opinions shed a favorable light on British institutions and individuals, including Sir Isaac Newton. Voltaire tells an early version of the apple falling from the tree story that inspired Newton's theory of gravity. When Letters was published on the continent as Lettres Philosophiques (1734), it was condemned by French authorities and precipitated one of Voltaire's many conflicts with the crown.

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        Tavole gnomoniche per delineare orologj a sole. Che mostrino l'ore conforme a quelle degli Orologj, che suonanocon altre tavole che servono per la costruzione d? medesimi, e per altri usi.

      Bologna, Nella Stamperia di Lelio della Volpe, 1733, 4? cartonato coevo, bella incisione in rame al front. (veduta della citt? sullo sfondo di strumenti scientifici e della Specola bolognese) pp. (4)-220 con sei tavole incise ripiegate in fine. Riccardi, 325

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        Pharmacopoeia Officinalis & Extemporanea. Or, A Complete English Dispensatory, In Four Parts... The Ninth Edition, much enlarged and corrected.

      Thick 8vo. London: J. Osborn and T. Longman, 1733. Thick 8vo, xvi, 700, lx (index) pages. Original calf, final two leaves creased, lacking rear free end-paper. William Blake's copy, signed by him on the title-page "William Blake his Book" in brown ink. The signature corresponds almost exactly with the example reproduced by Bentley in Blake Book Supplement, facing p. 314. Blake has also noted the price at the front on the free end-paper. Although only a couple of pages bear markings in ink (underlinings, not writings), over twenty leaves are folded down to emphatically mark those pages, and numerous other leaves are less obviously dog-eared. Whether or not these markings were made by Blake is unknown, but a relationship between the state of his health and the passages marked, however conjectural, might be illuminating. Of especial interest is the fact that the one underlined remedy in the entire book is for itching skin and skin disease. Ackroyd (p. 273) notes that Blake suffered from a nervous skin condition called 'the Erisepilas.' Books owned by Blake are extremely rare. Bentley lists 43 in Blake Books and four in the supplement, of which 24 are untraced and known only by repute, and of the remaining 23 only seven are signed by Blake and some of those are dubious. There are perhaps twelve books in all that were almost certainly once in Blake's possession and of these seven were signed by Blake. Of these twelve, seven belonged to Keynes (three signed) and are now at Cambridge, two are at Harvard (both signed), one each at the Morgan (signed), Huntington (signed) and BL. In the supplement to Blake Books, Bentley notes that Michael Phillips and an anonymous owner have a further two or possibly three books that may have belonged to Blake though there appears to be some doubt about that. Essick and Bentley do not note any copy signed by Blake at auction or through the trade this century apart from the Keynes examples. Both Professors Essick and Bentley agree that this copy belonged to Blake. Essick especially points to the signature in Island in the Moon reproduced by Bindman in the Fitzwilliam Catalogue and the title-page reproduced in Bentley's Blake Books supplement as convincing evidence. The signature is closest to examples of his earliest handwriting and less like examples of his later hand.

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        Antiquitates Nordgavienses oder Nordgauische Alterthümer und Merckwürdigkeiten, aufgesucht in der Aureatensischen Kirche, oder Hochfürstl. Hochstifft Eichstett, worinnen von dieses ersten Nordgauischen Bissthums Ursprung, wie auch Bischöfflichen Folge, biß auf jetzige Zeit gehandelt…Jedes aber mit Vollständigem, aus den bewährtesten Geschicht-Schreibern, alten Documenten und Urkunden genommenen Beweiß versehen…

      Fine added engraved title, title with engraved vignette, a large engraved headpiece, engraved text illus., & 20 engraved plates, Titles printed in red & black. 6 p.l., 256, [68] pp.; 4 p.l., 430, [30] pp. Two vols. Folio, cont. mottled sheep (minor rubbing), spines gilt, green & brown leather lettering pieces on spines. Frankfurt & Leipzig: J.G. Lochner, 1733. [with]: -. Codex Diplomaticus Antiquitatum Nordgaviensium, Ordine chronologico digestus…cum Praefixa Veteris Nordgaviae Mappa geographica. Accedunt Hodoeporicum Willibaldinum et Vitae Willibaldinae scriptor anonymus… Added engraved allegorical frontis. & one large folding hand-colored engraved map. 4 p.l., 468, 124, [44] pp. Folio, cont. mottled sheep (minor rubbing), spine gilt, contrasting leather lettering pieces on spine. Frankfurt & Leipzig: P.C. Monath, 1733. First edition and a fine complete set of the most important 18th-century work on the history and art and architecture of Eichstätt, originally a Roman station which, after the foundation of the bishopric by Boniface in 745, developed considerably. The bishops of Eichstätt were princes of the Empire, under the archbishops of Mainz, and ruled over large territories in the Circle of Franconia. The city is rich in monuments of ecclesiastical architecture and art, which are described here. A biographical account of each bishop and his accomplishments is provided. The attractive plates depict each bishop. The fine map depicts the Bavarian "Nordgau," the medieval administrative region. Falckenstein (1682-1760), was historiographer to the bishop of Eichstätt. Handsome set from the Wittelsbach library of the dukes and kings of Bavaria.

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        La Vita dell'Infanta d'Austria Suor Margherita della Croce Monaca Scalza di Santa Croce del Sagro Ordine Serafico, dedicata a Sua Eccellenza la Signora D. Ippolita Ludovisi Buoncompagni Principessa di Piombino & c.

      Stamperia di Antonio de' Rossi - Roma, ROMA 1733 - ITALIANO Volume della prima metà del '700 in 4°, coperta floscia in pergamena, evidenti segni del tempo, fioritura sparsa, macchie, strappo, tagli bruniti, prime pagine con becca. Presenti richiami e segnatura dei fascicoli. Bella marca tipografica su frontespizio, alcuni caratteri del frontespizio di colore rosso gli altri neri. Scritte su foglio di guardia e controguardia. Eleganti testatine, capilettera e finalini in nero.

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        Le Temple Des Muses, Orné De LX Tableaux Ou Sont Représentés Les Evènemens Les Plus Remarquables De l'Antiquité Fabuleuse.

      Chez Zacharie Chatelain, Amsterdam 1733 - Reliure postérieure, dos à nerfs titres dorés, date en queue, gardes marbrées. Gd in folio, dim: 48 x 32 cm. 60 Tableaux où sont représentés.Dessinés & gravés par B. Picart Le Romain, & autres habiles Maitres; et accompagnés d'Explications et de remarques, qui découvrent le vrai sens des fables, & le fondement qu'elles ont dans l'histoire. Faux-titre, frontispice gravé par Picart daté 1732, titres noirs et rouges avec vignette gravée daté 1733, dédicace au prince Philippe Charles Archevêque de Mayence datée 1733 2p , préface 2p, table 2p, suivi de 60 gravures sur cuivre gravées par Picart, la plupart datées 1731, commentées et accompagnées de 152 p de texte (en tout), table des matières 2p, gardes. Très bon état général. Liste des Planches: I. Le Cahos; II. Les Géans, ou les Titans; III. Encelade; IV. Pandore; V. Promethée; VI. Le Déluge de Deucalion; VII. Deucalion & Pyrrha; VIII. Phaëton foudroyé; IX. Cycnus changé en Cygne, & les Héliades en Peupliers; X. Io changée en Genisse. Argus tué par Mercure; XI. Pan & Syrinx; XII. Semelé consumée par la Foudre de Jupiter; XIII. Daphné métamorphosée en Laurier; XIV. Leucothoé séduite par Apollon sous la figure d'Eurynome; XV. Clytie métamorphosée en Tournesol; XVI. La Lune et Endymion; XVII. Lycaon transformé en Loup; XVIII. Tithon & l'Aurore; XIX. La Statue de Memnon; XX. Pygmalion; XXI. Actéon transformé en Cerf, & devoré par ses Chiens; XXII. Oenée, ou le Sanglier de Calydon; XXIII. Méléagre & Atlante; XXIV. Hercule & Acheloüs; XXV. Combat d'Hercule contre l'Hydre; XXVI. La Mort d'Hercule, & son Apothéose. La Naissance & les Exploits d'Hercule. Abregé Chronologique des principaux Evenemens de la Vie d'Hercule; XXVII. Castor & Pollux, où les Gémeaux; XXVIII. Les Dioscures, ou Castor & Pollux Protecteurs des Nautonniers; XXIX. Protée; XXX. Glaucus changé en Dieu marin; XXXI. Les Symplegades, ou les Cyanées; XXXII. Alphée & Aréthuse; XXXIII. Salmacis & Hermaphrodite; XXXIV. Les Sirenes; XXXV. Ceyx & Alcyone transformés en Alcyons; XXXVI. La Chute d'Icare; XXXVII. Léandre & Héro; XXXVIII. La Nymphe Echo changée en Voix; XXXIX. Narcisse changé en Fleur; XL. Arion sauvé par un Dauphin; XLI. Méduse, ou les Gorgones; XLII. Andromede; XLIII. Atlas transformé en Montagne; XLIV. Combat de Bellerophon contre la Chimere; XLV. Amphion bâtit les murs de Thebes au son de sa Lyre; XLVI. Niobé changée en Rocher; XLVII. Phinée délivrée des Harpyes par Calaïs & Zethes; XLVIII. La Toison d'Or conquise par Jason; XLIX. Telephe blessé & guéri par la Lance d'Achille; L. La Toile de Penelope; LI. Cassandre; LII. Le Palladium; LIII. Iphis & Anaxarete; LIV. Orphée & Eurydice; LV. Les Enfers; LVI. Tantale; LVII. Ixion; LVIII. Sisyphe; LIX. Les Danaïdes; LX. Le Palais du Sommeil. Size: Grand in Folio [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Histoire des découvertes et conquestes des Portugais dans le nouveau monde.

      - Paris, Saugrain & Coignard, 1733. Two parts in two. 4to (29.6 x 25.7 cm). [iv], xxiv, 616 pp.; [xxiv] 693, [xliv] pp. With an engraved frontispiece, one text-vignette, 14 engraved plates and views (of which one larger, folding), and a fine, large, multi-folded map of the world. Uniform contemporary full calf, spines with raised bands and extensive gilt floral patterns; rich gilt red morocco labels with titles. Marbled endpapers. Edges speckled red.l First edition of this famous work, "[a]n esteemed and well-written work" (Sabin), devoted to Portuguese conquests, concentrating mostly on Africa and Asia. The frontispiece shows a view of the Indian fleet at anchor in Lisbon. The world map shows the voyages of Vasco da Gama, Cabral and Magellan. Besides portraits of Portuguese conquistadors, the plates show views of Lisbon, Aden, Cochin, Goa, Cananor, Daman, Malacca, Mozambique etc. A year later, an 8vo edition was published as well. The binding has a little wear, but is otherwise very nice with beautiful, elaborate gilt spines. Text with occasional light spotting, but mostly clean; maps and plates in very good condition. Old stamp of a private library of a German count on title pages. De Backer/Sommervogel IV, 1363; Borba de Moraes I, p. 386; Brunet III, 1745; Querard IV, p. 394; Sabin 38591. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Il Cantore Ecclesiastico per istruzione de' Religiosi Minori Conventuali, e beneficio comuni di tutti gli Ecclesiastici. Tomo primo.

      Manfrè, 1733. In 8°, cart. muta, pp. 164 + cc.nn. 4 + 1 inc. f. t., raffigurante la mano con le note musicali. Antip. ill. Musica notata. Mende alla cop. L'inc. si presenta sciolta. Gore.

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      J. Brindley, London 1733 - 2nd Edition. Complete in three volumes. Printed for J. Brindley. Clean marbled boards with matching endpaper & page edges. Leather spine with gilt decorated raised bands. & title. Vol. 1. 269pp & 6 index. Engraved frontispiece. Vol.2. 238pp & 4 index and vol. 3. 260pp &5 index. Leather protected front corners. All texts tight, clean & intact without foxing. Humour; Ornamental Head Pieces; 16mo 6" - 7" tall; 781 pages [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Opera. (Oeuvres d?Horace en 2 volumes entièrement gravés, le premier ouvrage entièrement gravé en Europe).

      London, Iohannes Pine, 1733-37, - in-8vo, 2 frontispices gravés + 15 ff. + 264 p. + 1 f. / 2 ff. + 191 p. + 7 ff., les nombreuses vignettes, texte et illustrations ont été entièrement gravés. Tampon erasé ?Fürstl. Starhembergsche Familienbibliothek, Schloß Eferding? Reliures en maroquin long-grain rouge, encadrement de filets or sur les plats, dos orné or. Tranches dorées. Gardes en moirée bleue. Voici le premier ouvrage entièrement gravé (texte et vignettes) en Europe. Ex. de la première impression, qu?on remarque d?après une faute d?impression au ?Medaillon? Bd. II, S. 108. Caesar Tribun. "Post Est" (au lieu de "Postest").Das erste ganz in Kupfer gestochene Buch in Europa (Thieme/B. 27, 53.) Ex. des ersten Druckes, kenntlich durch den Druckfehler im Medaillon, Bd. II, S. 108; Caesar Tribun. "Post Est" (statt "Postest"). - Sauberes, breitrandiges Exemplar in einem dekorativen Einband. Mit Subskribentenlisten. - Flieg. Vors. mit gelöschtem St.: "Fürstl. Starhembergsche Familienbibliothek, Schloß Eferding".Please notify before visiting to see a book. Prices are excl. VAT/TVA (only Switzerland) & postage. Graesse III, 354. Cohen-Ricci I, 497-98.

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        The Case of the Planters of Tobacco in Virginia, as Represented by Themselves: Signed by the President of the Council, and Speaker of the House of Burgesses. To Which is Added, a Vindication of the Said Representation

      London: J. Roberts, 1733. 12mo. 64 pages. 19th-century cloth (front cover detached, with title loose). Provenance: Mercantile Library inkstamp on title. FIRST EDITION. "The Preamble to this pamphlet (published by Sir John Randolph...) contains a summary of the various imposts on tobacco landed in England, an account of the complicated customhouse procedures, & of the frauds most prevalent at importation & exportation... This introductory account is signed by Robert Carter, President, & John Holloway, Speaker, of the Virginia House of Burgesses" (Arents). Arents Tobacco 673; Goldsmiths 7069; Hanson 3962; Howes V117; Kress 4126; Sabin 99911.

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        Joannis Marianæ, Soc. Jesu, Historiæ De Rebus Hispaniæ Libri Triginta. / Accedunt Josephi Emmanuelis Minianæ ... Continuationis Novæ, Libri Decem, Cum Iconibus Regum..... [4 Volumes Complete and Bound in 2]

      Hagae-Comitum, : Apud Petrum De Hondt. Et Prostant, Froncofurti Ad Moenum, Apud Franciscum Varrentrapp. , MDCCXXXIII, 1733. First Edition. Finely bound in full, modern tree calf. Minor generalized wear to extremities of covers, with insignificant dust-dulling. Internally, altogether clean and quite sound. A very good set, Scans and additional bibliographic detail on request. ; 1 pages; Physical desc. : 4 v. In 2 : ports. ; fol. Subject: Spain - History - Early works to 1800. Spain - History - Chronology. America - Discovery and exploration - Spanish. Title vignettes: head and tail pieces; initials. Title in red and black. Text in double columns. Includes chapters on the West Indies.

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        Batavia - Homann.

      ?Der Hollaendisch - Ostindianischen Compagnie Weltber?hmte Haupt- Handels und Niederlags - Stadt Batavia, in Asien auf dem grossen Eyland Iava in dem K?nigreich Iacarta Nord-Westlich gelegen, nach ihrem Grund-Ris und Prospect mit Erl?uterung einige ihrer besondersten Merkw?rdigkeiten, auf das accurateste vorgestellt von Homannischen Erben N?rnberg Anno 1733??Kopergravure, in 1733 uitgeven door de Erven Homann. Later met de hand gekleurd. Afm. 46,3 x 54,8 cm.De tekst op de kaart vertelt onder andere dat Batavia, ?in het verleden Iacarta genaamd??, de best verdedigde stad van Indi? is en dat het verschillende belegeringen van Javaanse koningen heeft weten te weerstaan. De haven is de veiligste van de hele wereld, iedere ochtend om 10 uur staat er een noordenwind die de ?chaloupen?? naar de stad brengt, iedere avond om 10 uur brengt een zuidenwind ze weer naar zee. In de haven worden de ?schatten??van de V.O.C. verzameld en worden vanuit hier 12.000 man en 50 schepen bevoorraad. De inwoners van de stad zijn deels Javanen, Chinezen, Maleisi?rs en Malabaren, deels Hollanders, Fransen en Portugezen. Men spreekt er Hollands, Maleis, Portugees en Chinees. Batavia is de zetel van de generaal-stadhouder van alle Oost-Indische landen. Batavia was voor de Hollanders de grootste stapelplaats voor koloniale waren, Waar de ruimen der schepen voor de jaarlijkse retourvloot werden volgestouwd. Vanuit Batavia vertrokken schepen op ontdekkingstochten, o.a. naar de kusten van Australi? en Nieuw-Zeeland.Johann Baptist Homann (1663-1724) en zijn zoon Christoph Homann (1703-30) richtten de belangrijkste Duitse cartografische uitgeverij van de 18e op, in Neurenberg. In 1715 kreeg Homann senior van keizer Karel de Zesde van het Heilige Roomse Rijk de titel ?Geographe du Roy??. Door deze bevoorrechte positie had Homann beschikking over veel middelen waardoor hij de meest vooruitstrevende en meest nauwkeurige kaarten van zijn tijd kon maken. Na de dood van Johann Baptist Homann in 1724 gaat zijn zoon Christoph nog vier jaar met het bedrijf door. Vervolgens draagt ook hij de zaak over en verschijnen vanaf dat moment worden alle kaarten als zijnde uitgegeven door de ?Erven Homann??.Prijs: ?1.650,- (excl. lijst, excl. BTW).

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        Joannis Marianæ, Soc. Jesu, Historiæ De Rebus Hispaniæ Libri Triginta. / Accedunt Josephi Emmanuelis Minianæ . Continuationis Novæ, Libri Decem, Cum Iconibus Regum. [4 Volumes Complete and Bound in 2]

      Hagae-Comitum, : Apud Petrum De Hondt. Et Prostant, Froncofurti Ad Moenum, Apud Franciscum Varrentrapp. , MDCCXXXIII 1733 - Finely bound in full, modern tree calf. Minor generalized wear to extremities of covers, with insignificant dust-dulling. Internally, altogether clean and quite sound. A very good set, Scans and additional bibliographic detail on request. ; 1 pages; Physical desc. : 4 v. In 2 : ports. ; fol. Subject: Spain - History - Early works to 1800. Spain - History - Chronology. America - Discovery and exploration - Spanish. Title vignettes: head and tail pieces; initials. Title in red and black. Text in double columns. Includes chapters on the West Indies. 6 Kg. 1 pp. [Attributes: First Edition]

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        SUPERSTITIONS Anciennes et Modernes: prejugŽs vulgaires qui ont induit les Peuples ˆ des usages & des pratiques contraires ˆ la Religion. Tome premier et tome second. Alla fine del Tomo primo: HISTOIRE CRITIQUE des pratiques superstitieuse, qui ont sŽduit les peuples et embarrassŽ les savans.

      A Amsterdam, chez Jean Frederic Bernard, 1733-36. - Due tomi in un unico vol. in folio (cm. 39,0) due cc. bb. + occhietto + frontesp. + pp. XVIII + 1 c. n.n. + pp. 268 + 72; occhietto + frontesp. + cc. 2 n.n. + pp. 133 (1) + 2 tavv. f.t. + pp. 326 + 1 c. n.n. + 11 tavv. f.t. + cc. 7 n.n. Capilett. e finalini inc. in rame. Testo su due colonne. Legatura Piena pelle coeva, dorso a sette scomparti ornato a piccoli ferri. Spesso attribuita all'incisore Bernard Picart (vedasi, ad esempio, Dorbon-AinŽ n¡3654) quest'opera, cos" come le "Cerimonie Religiose" Ž dovuta al lavoro di diversi uomini di lettere del tempo, coordinati dal libraio editore Jean Frederic Bernard. Vedasi, in proposito, Graesse, vol. II, pag.104 che abbiamo anche preso come riferimento per la collazione dell'opera, perfettamente rispondente. Legatura con piccole lesioni ai piedi delle cuffie, sbucciature e ammaccature agli angoli. Interno fresco e marginoso. Nel complesso, esemplare molto buono di quest'opera rara a trovarsi cos" completa. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Application de l'algèbre à la géométrie, ou méthode de démontrer par l'algèbre, les théorèmes de géométrie,& d'en résoudre & construire tous les problèmes. L'on y a joint une introduction qui contient les règles du calcul algébrique. Seconde édition, revue, corrigée & considérablement augmentée par l'auteur.

      Paris, Quillau, 1733. ____ Disciple de Varignon qui le fit admettre en 1702 au nombre des élèves de l'Académie des Sciences, Guisnée fut appelé à faire partie de cette société en 1707, à la place de Carré, comme mécanicien pensionnaire. En 1705 parut à Paris la première édition de son "Application de l'algèbre à la géométrie". Aucun libraire ne voulut courir le risque de l'impression de cet ouvrage, et ce fut un des amis de l'auteur qui en fit les frais. Le livre fut apprécié cependant, et une seconde édition parut en 1733, avec des corrections nombreuses et une quarantaine d'additions." (Hoefer). Illustré par 8 planches dépliantes hors-texte. Provenance : "Normand", nom doré sur le premier plat et signature sur un feuillet de garde. Un coin restauré. Bel exemplaire. *-------*. In-4. [254 x 195 mm] Collation : (12), LXVI, 256 pp., 8 pl. h-t. Veau marbré, dos à nerfs orné, tranches rouges mouchetées. (Reliure de l'époque.).

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        Historia des Yncas Rois du Peru ... on a joint a cette edition L'Histoire de la conquete de la Florida

      Amsterdam: Jean Frederic Bernard, 1733 2 volumes. [xxxvi]+540+[15 index] pages with title in red and black, frontispiece and ten additional plates, one folding map and index; xxiii+373+[iv] pages with title in red and black, five plates with one folding and two folding maps. Royal octavo (9 3/4" x 7 1/2") bound in contemporary calf with six raised spine bands with black and red labels in three compartment lettered in gilt, half titles in both volumes. (Palau 85403; Sabin 98752). Provence The Explorers Club Collection. This French translation of Vega is noted for its fine plates after Picart and includes maps of the Mississippi region with Hennepin's Discovery of a Country greater than Eyurope, Florida and northern New Spain, later Texas.This two volume set contains two of his most famous works. In volume one the Comentarios Reales de los Incas (part 1: 1609; part 2, the Historia General del Peru was published posthumously in 1617). In volume two La Florida del Inca was published in Lisbon (1605).Garcilaso de la Vega, the "Inca," was born Gomez Suarez de Figueroa in Cuzco on April 12th, 1539. His father was the prominent conquistador captain Sebastian Garcilaso de la Vega y Vargas. His mother was Isabel Suarez Chimpu Ocllo, niece of Inca Huaina Capac and concubine to the Spanish captain. Her status as Inca princess and mother of his first-born son did not prevent Sebastian Garcilaso from later marrying a well-born Spanish woman (dona Luisa Martel, who was only four years older than Gomez) and marrying Isabel off to a commoner (Juan del Pedroche). Their son was thus one of the first Peruvian mestizos, and both sides of the family took care to ensure that he was exposed to the traditions of their respective cultures. He learned first Quechua and then Spanish before embarking on an elementary study of Latin in Cuzco. The first volume of this history recounts the origins and rise of the Inca empire, using accounts sent by native friends in Peru as well as Garcilaso's own childhood memories which were filled with stories handed down by Inca relatives. Again, the overall impression conveyed by the work is that the Incas ruled their realm wisely and well, on the classical model of pagan Rome. Their only real flaw was their unwitting idolatry, and Garcilaso lauded Spanish attempts at proselytization. His message, however, was clear: the Incas were a noble people deserving to be treated with respect and perhaps allowed a role in the governance of their own territories. With the publication of the Florida, Garcilaso's attention returned to the New World. For years he had collaborated with Gonzalo Silvestre, a survivor of de Soto's expedition to what are now the southeastern United States, to give an epic account of that voyage. Garcilaso's narrative used classical allusions to at once make the conquistadors into heroic figures and depict the Indians as noble pagans analogous to the ancient Romans and Greeks.The Explorers Club is an American-based international multidisciplinary professional society with the goal of promoting scientific exploration and field study. The club was founded in New York City, and has served as a meeting point for explorers and scientists worldwide. In 1904, a group of men active in exploration met at the request of Henry Collins Walsh, to form an organization to unite explorers in the bonds of good fellowship and to promote the work of exploration by every means in its power. Among these men were Adolphus Greely, Donaldson Smith, Henry Collins Walsh, Carl Lumholtz, Marshall Saville, Frederick Dellenbaugh, and David Brainard. After several further informal meetings, The Explorers Club was incorporated on October 25, 1905. Women were first admitted in 1981, with a class including Sylvia Earle and Kathryn Sullivan.Condition:Explorers Club book plate to front pastedowns, bind-stamps to titles, maps and occasionally elsewhere, in numerals to first leaf of text, faint damp stain to upper margin of volume two, some wear to joints and rubbing to extremities else a very good set.

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        Historica relatio de apostolicis missionibus Patrum Societatis Jesu apud Chiquitos, Paraquaria populos

      Matthiae Wolff, Augsburg 1733 - title in red & black+[l blank]+[2-9]+[5 approbatio]+[2 apporbatio]+[1]+[2 licsntia ordinarii]+[2 preface]+[16 contents]+276+[16 index] pages. Octavo ()8 1/2" x 7") bound in original full leather with five raised spine bands with decorative spine compartments and gilt lettering. (Sabin 24137; Palau 87984) First Latin edition. Juan Patrico Fernandez was one of the most zealous and active missionaries among the Chiquito Indians of Paraguay. An important account of Jesuit missionary activity in the Parana and Plate River area of South America, and one of the most authentic works dealing with the life of the Chiquito Indians. Fernández laboured for many years as a missionary in the region. Included here are details on the founding and progress of the mission, the geography of the province of Chiquitos, the manners and customs of the natives, the invasion and depredations by the Mamelucos, the removal of the settlement and notable events in the lives of some of the leading missionaries. According to European Americana Fernandez was only a contributor to the text, which was actually written by Domenico Vandiera of Siena. The work "is of great importance for the history of Sao Paulo, as it deals with the incursion of the "Bandeirantes" into the missions of Paraguay. Southey used it for his History of Brazil." Condition: Some rubbing and scuffing, front fore edge chipped, corners bumped, lacks front free endpaper, worming heavier at start and end but not affecting text, foxing and some toning, lacks errata, spine ends repaired else a good copy with only 5 copies found on Worldcat in the United States. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Carte Particulére de Amerique Septrionale. A Map of the British Empire In America with the French, Spanish and the Dutch Settlements adjacent thereto by Henry Popple.

      Americas: Amsterdam. Covens et Mortier c1741. Copper engraved map from Covens & Mortier's " Nieuwe Atlas, Inhoudennde vier Gedeeltens der Waereld.. " Original full wash colour; verso blank. Covens and Mortier edition of the key sheet to Popple's 20 sheet map with inset views of New York, Quebec, Mexico City and the Niagara Falls [black& white as issued] 18 coloured inset plans of ports and islands.[ see item 3062] Black & white title cartouche as issued. To lower right corner is the "the Approbation of the Right Honourable the Lords Commissioners of Trade and Plantations," Popple's map had quasi-official status, and a copy was sent to each of the governments of each of the colonies and the approbation of Edmund Halley: "I have seen the abovementioned Map, which as far as I am Judge, seems to have been laid down with great Accuracy, and to shew the Position of the different Provinces & Islands in that Part of the Globe more truly than any yet extant." Popple's famous map on 20 sheets appeared 1733 Popple drew on many sources: the maps of Guillaume De L'Isle and Nicholas de Fer; John Barnwell's manuscript map of the south-eastern colonies of circa 1721 which included up-to-date information on the Indian settlements in the interior; and Cadwallader Colden's famous Map of the Country of the Five Nations. In all, it covers from the Grand Banks off Newfoundland to about ten degrees west of Lake Superior, and from the Great Lakes to the north coast of South America. Several of the sections are illustrated with pictorial insets, including views of New York City, Niagara Falls, Mexico City, and Quebec, and inset maps of Boston, Charles-Town, Providence and Bermuda. Benjamin Franklin ordered two of the original map for the Pennsylvania Assembly on 22 May 1746, "one bound and the other in sheets." One of these was hanging in the Pennsylvania State House when the Declaration of Independence was signed on July 4th, 1776. John Adams noted that Popple's map was "the largest I ever saw, and the most distinct." Copies were found in the private collections of several of the wealthier founding fathers, including George Washington. Dark impression; bright full wash colour; printed on heavy paper; light soiling; old red crayon numbers to verso. Covens & Mortier as a firm existed between 1721-1778, taking over the business of Pierrre Mortier. Johannes / Jean Covens and Cornelius Mortier were brothers- in- law following the former's marriage to Mortier's sister Agatha in 1721, when they also formally went in to partnership. Under the Covens and Mortier imprint, Cornelius and Jean republished the works of the great 17th and early 18th century Dutch and French cartographers De L'Isle, Allard, Jansson, & De Wit. The firm would become one of the most prolific Dutch publishing concerns of the 18th century. The company would pass down through the Covens family as Mortier had no children, changing the name to Covens & Zoon until Pieter Mortier IV a great grandson of the original founder joined the firm and saw the name restored to Mortier Covens & Zoon. ( See Koeman I p45). Henry Popple (16?? - 1743) was a British cartographer active in the early part of the 18th century. Popple was a clerk with the Board of Trade and Plantations, the organization that governed Britain's colonies in America. With his father, grandfather, and brother all being employed the board of trade, the Popple family had a long history of association with the British colonial administration. Popple received his commission as a clerk at the board of trade in 1727, but resigned in the same year to take a position as the Cashier to Queen Anne. In 1730, the Board began requesting detailed maps of the entirety of the provinces and contiguous French and Spanish Dominions. Popple had begun work on the map in 1727. He continued to work on his great maps and a manuscript version of the Popple Map appeared in this very year. Popple issued an announcement for the map in 1731, but did not complete work until 1733. as he continued to update and refine the map. The Board of trade intended the Popple map to be a British response to Delisle's French mapping of North America, which presented boundaries that conflicted with British colonial ambitions. However, since Popple in fact based much of his map on Delisle's superior cartography, he also managed to copy many of the French political boundaries - to the detriment of the Board of Trade and its expansionist intentions. Although Popple's map was never approved by the Board, examples were rushed to each colonial governor and the map played a significant role in the cartographic history of North America. Popple cartographic endeavor began and ended with this singular map however, it significance was such that he must be considered in any list of significant British mapmakers. The large scale map was not a commercial success and did not sell well until after William Henry Toms and Samuel Harding took over publication in 1739. With the outbreak of the War of Jenkin's Ear, the map saw its commercial successes soar. In 1746, the rights to the map passed to Willdey and Austen, who published it until Austen's death in 1750. Various other printers produced versions of the map in smaller format of which the Covens and Mortier version is undoubtedly the most fine. Koeman I: C&M 8:106; Americas North America Amerique Septrionale Henry Popple British Empire in America

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        The Miser. A Comedy. Taken from Plautus and Moliere

      London: Printed for J. Watts, 1733, 1733. First edition. Cross, page 297; NCBEL II, 928. Upper corner clipped from the title page; some light foxing; very good copy.. 8vo, modern dark green quarter morocco, marbled paper sides, gilt lettering. A play loosely based on Molière's L'Avare (1668). The Miser was Fielding's most successful comedy and was initially performed 23 times. The epilogue is by Colly Cibber, spoken by Catherine Raftnor, who soon became Mrs. Clive, as noted in the margin in a contemporary hand.

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        Vegetable staticks ;or, an account of some statical experiment on the sap in vegetables: Being an essay towards a natural history of vegetation. Also, a specimen of an attempt to analyse the air, by a great variety of chymio-statical experiments. (offered with) Statical essays: Containing haemastaticks, or, an account of some hydraulick and hydrostatical experiments made on the blood and blood vessels of animals. Also an account of some experiments on stones in the kidneys and bladder. . .

      London: Printed for W. and J. Innys, 1733. FIRST EDITIONS. Each volume complete with blanks and index. Volume I with 19 plates by S. Gribelin. Contemporary Cambridge-style paneled calf, gilt spines with black labels. An unusually fine and clean copy of both volumes. Volume I with contemporary signature of J. Belson? and more modern one of John Knowles; Volume II with contemporary signature of Oliver W. Casland and a later signature of John Knott, M.D., as well as bookplate of Myron Prinzmetal. First edition of both volumes. The first is Hales' classic on the physiology of plants. His many experiments with gases led him to demonstrate the dependence of plants on air. He was the first to realize that carbon dioxide was supplied to plants by air, and that it formed a vital part of the plant's food supply. He also measured the amount of water taken up by plants and the transpiration of the leaves. His investigations on the circulation of the sap in plants and on their life generally are of fundamental importance. "These experiments led the way to those of Ingenhousz and de Saussure, while his ideas on combustion and respiration facilitated the discoveries of Black, Lavoisier and Priestley" (Printing and the Mind of Man, 189a). Volume II details Hales' pioneer invention of the manometer, with which he was the first to measure blood pressure. "His work is the greatest single contribution to our knowledge of the vascular system after Harvey, and led to the development of blood-pressure measuring instruments now in universal use" (Garrison, History of Medicine, p. 322). Hales was also the first physiologist to suggest that electricity plays a role in neuromuscular phenomena. Hales (1677-1761), botanist, physiologist and chemist, was a member of the Royal Society and winner of the Copley Medal.

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      London: Printed for J. Wilford, at the Three Flower- de-Luces, behind the Chapter-House, St. Paul's, 1733. [6],[5]-18pp. Folio (33.5 x 21.5 cm). Disbound. Large ornamental headpiece of King David on p.[5]. Pencil erasures from half-title, tear in from fore-edge in final leaf touching four letters and with repair by unknown hands, shorter tear in margin of penultimate leaf also repaired; some foxing and soft creases, just a good copy. First (?) edition by Griffith's criteria, with lines numbered, and with rules on the half-title (about 16cm apart) rather than ornaments. GRIFFITH 300. GROLIER ENGLISH HUNDRED 43. FOXON P833. HAYWARD 148.

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        Letters concerning the English Nation.

      C. David and A. Lyon, London 1733 - TP + [i]-[vii] = Preface + [viii]-[xii] = Contents + [xiii]-[xiv] = Publisher's ads + 1-253 + [254]-271] = Index, Octavo. First Edition.This is the true first edition of the work which Voltaire wrote in English. The French translation was not published until the following year of 1734. Containing Voltaire's observations on a wide variety of subjects on the English which he praises lavishly in contrast to their French counterparts. Including chapters on the Quakers and other religious issues along with his observations on government and trade, but most famous for his appraisals of Locke, Bacon, Newton (where the story of the apple makes it first appearance in print), and his disparagement of French thinkers, most especially, Descartes. A celebration of empiricism and English science. This is a famous and important book of the Enlightenment in France where it gained a wide readership and stirred up considerable resentment because of Voltaire's favorable view of the English and his disparaging comparison of them with the French. "Inspired by Voltaire's two-year stay in England (1726-8), this is one of the key works of the Enlightenment. Exactly contemporary with Gulliver's Travels and The Beggar's Opera, Voltaire's controversial pronouncements on politics, philosophy, religion, and literature have placed the Letters among the great Augustan satires. Voltaire wrote most of the book in English, in which he was fluent and witty, and it fast became a bestseller in Britain. He re-wrote it in French as the Lettres philosophiques, and current editions in English translate his French." (Nicholas Cronk, Introduction to the Oxford's Classics edition from 1999). Contemporary full paneled leather with five raised bands on the spine and the author title in gilt lettering. The joints have been professsionally reinforced. Front and rear fly leaves darkened on the edges. A very pretty copy of this important work. ADDITIONAL PHOTOS AVAILABLE UPON REQUEST. [Attributes: First Edition]

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        Anatomia Galenico-Moderna. Dedicada al Apostol de las Indias S. Francisco Xavier. Segunda Edición.

      En Madrid, por los herederos del autor a costa de Don Pedro Joseph Alonso y Padilla, 1733. - Petit in-4. (2ff.blancs). Frontispice. 29ff. 455pp. 4ff. 19 planches hors-texte, dont 1 avec annotations manuscrites anciennes au dos. Plein veau de l'époque, dos lisse orné (reliure usagée, manque à la coiffe supérieure, accroc réparé à la charnière supérieure). Important ouvrage illustré d'anatomie, composé par le chirurgien du roi Felipe V d'Espagne, Manuel de Porras (mort en 1717). Publié initialement en 1716, il contient la description complète et illustrée du corps humain et de sa physiologie, avec notamment l'une des premières descriptions détaillées de la cavité oculaire et de ses connections neurologiques. Largement influencée par le travail du chirurgien flamand Philip Verheyen, ainsi que par les enseignements de Diego Mareo Zapata et Florencio Kelli, l'oeuvre de Porras préfigurait la création du Teatro Anatomico de Madrid, première institution espagnole dédiée à l'enseignement de l'anatomie par la dissection des cadavres. Portrait gravé en frontispice et 19 belles planches gravées sur cuivre par Fray Matias de Irala, représentant les organes, les os, etc. Exlibris manuscrit de "Domingo Garrido Huertas año 1891". Exemplaire modeste. Brunissures générales, taches, traces de mouillure au coin inférieur gauche sur une centaine de feuillets, un trou de vers sur près de 80 feuillets (sans atteinte au texte) et une déchirure sans manque à un feuillet du prologue. Palau, 233019. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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