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      PRESSO GIUSEPPE COMINO 1733 In 8vo; pp.32 n.nn.,XXXII,436. Ritratto dell'autore in antiporta. Vignetta al frontespizio, testate, capilettera e finaletti. Insegna del Volpi a piena pagina ed in fine con la data 1732. Pergamena coeva, titolo calligrafato al dorso. Brunet I,1628:" Bonne édition, peu commune"; Federici, pag.146. 5 immagini allegate.

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        Commentarius In Mosis Prophetae Libros Quinque + Mosis Prophetae Libri Quatuor + Veteris Testamenti Libri Historici [Three Volumes]

      Joannem Georgium Cottam. Hardcover. Tubingen, 1733. Folios, three volumes in two, 338 + 644 + 720 pp. Bound in matching full contemporary calf with gilt decorative spines. Full titles are: Commentarius In Mosis Prophetae Libros Quinque, Cum Ejusdem Versione Et Paraphrasi Perpetua, Dissertationibus Item Criticis Atque Tabulis Chronologicis Et Geographicis : Genesis sive Mosis Prophetae Liber Primus. + Mosis Prophetae Libri Quatuor, Exodus, Leviticus, Numeri, et Deuteronomium + Veteris Testamenti libri historici : Josua, Judices, Rutha, Samuel, Reges, Paralipomena, Esdras, Nehemias et Esthera; ex translatione Joannis Clerici; cum ejusdem commentario philologico, dissertationibus criticis, et tabulis chronologicas. A scarce set of commentaries from the Swiss theologian and scholar. In 1693 his series of Biblical commentaries began with that on the Book of Genesis; the series was not completed until 1731. The portion relating to the New Testament books included the paraphrase and notes of Henry Hammond. Le Clerc's commentary challenged traditional views and argued the case for inquiry into the origin and meaning of the biblical books. A very nice set, in very good condition, with maps bound at rear. Page edges red, some normal wear and scuffs, contents bright and complete. . Very Good. 1733. First Edition.

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        Officium Hebdomadae Sanctae secundùm Missale et Breviarium Romanum S. Pii V. Pont. Maximi Jussu editum, Clementis VIII et Urbali VIII

      Typ. Balleoniana,, Venetiis, 1733 - Cm. 19, pp. 515 (1). Testo interamente stampato in rosso e nero, vignetta al frontespizio e 5 belle incisioni in rame a piena pagina. Bella legatura coeva in pieno marocchino con ricche decorazioni in oro a piatti e dorso. Tagli dorati. Timbro privato di possesso al margine del frontespizio. Ben conservato. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        The ancient physician's legacy impartially survey'd : And his Practice prov'd Repugnant, not only to that of the best antient and modern Physicians, but to the very Nature of those Diseases (many of them) of which he undertakes to give us an Account ; inconsistent even with those very Indications himself at some Times lays down for the Cure. with practical observations upon each chapter. In a letter to a country physician. To which is added, in the way of postscript, a discourse on quicksilver, as now commonly taken: And the good or bad Effects which have thence ensued. As also, A particular Account of Monsieur Bellost's Pill compar'd with the Author's. And the Case of Barton Booth, Esq ; the late famous Tragedian. As the same was communica

      London : Printed for John Clarke 1733 - 8vo. Quarter bound in modern Moroccan leather. Cloth boards. Gilt lettering on spine. 4 raised bands, 5 compartments. Fine binding and cover. University of Pennsylvania Library perforation on title page. xi, [1],180,193-275. P.p.181-192 omitted in pagination, but text continuous. No pages missing, pagination consistent with British library and others. Internally clean, unmarked without toning. p. 14 had a small tear that was professionally mended. New end pages. Please feel free to view our photographs. Turner begins with a survey of ailments and historical remedies now seen to be ineffectual. The second half of the book extensively covers the usage of quicksilver. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Lettera con firma autografa Presbourg, 2 dicembre 1733

      Lettera con firma autografa "François" indirizzata al Marchese de Carli di Novara e dotata di busta originale. "Ho ricevuto, Signore, la lettera che mi avete scritto il 24 del mese scorso, attraverso la quale mi chiedete il permesso di restare ancora qualche tempo in Italia; Ve lo concedo tanto più volentieri poiché desidero farLe sapere che io ci sarò. François". 4 pagine di cui solo la prima redatta. Ottime condizioni, tracce di piegatura.

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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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        Compendium Totius Orbis Partim Geographicum, Partim Genealogicum, Partim Historicum. Editio Secunda.

      Augsburg, Happach & Erben 1733 - 6 Bl., 524 S., 5 Bl. (Index), Frontispiz, Kupfertafel mit Wappen, 21 cm, Ledereinband der Zeit berieben und leicht beschädigt, Vorblatt mit altem handschr. Papierbedingt leicht gebräunt, leicht stockfleckig. Kolb (1681-1746) war Theologe, Jesuit und Professor. Sprache: lat [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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      1733. [SULAIMAN and HASAN IBN YAZID AL SARAFI] RENAUDOT, Eusebius, transl. ANCIENT ACCOUNTS OF INDIA AND CHINA, BY TWO MOHAMMEDAN TRAVELLERS. WHO WENT TO THOSE PARTS IN THE 9TH CENTURY. London: Sam. Harding, 1733. First edition. xxxviii + [1] + 99 + [1] + 260 pp. + 12 pp. Index. 8vo., Rebound in 20th century library binding of light brown buckram, black spine lettering, paper spine label. Ex-library with usual markings. New endpapers. Pages trimmed with no loss; a few pages have slight chipping at corners, not affecting text. Complete.

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        Mexico, New York, Fall of Niagara, Quebec

      Covens & Mortier, Amsterdam - Panoramic view of Mexico City, New York City, Niagara Falls and Quebec City from a reissue of Henry Popple's 1733 "A Map of the British Empire in America". The four views perhaps represent the area covered by the map: south (Mexico), central (New York City and Niagara Falls) and north (Quebec). Notable buildings are described in each view. Overall toning and scattered foxing. Chips to upper corners. Views. Engraving with beautiful hand coloring. Each image measures about 5" x 10.5", collective images measure 11.75" x 22.75".

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        A Map of the King of Great Britain's Dominions in Europe, Africa, and America.

      Bowen, Emanuel, London - Extremely rare map of Great Britain's empirical reaches in the mid 18th century on a circular projection. Showing the eastern coasts of North and South America, the West Indies, Great Britain, Spain and Portugal and part of France, Morocco and the western coast of Africa. In North America the map names Nova Scotia, New England, New York, Pennsylvania, Maryland, New Jersey, Virginia, North Carolina, South Carolina and Georgia (first recognized as a colony in 1733). In Africa, referred to as "Negroland", the Grain Coast, Gold Coast and Slave Coast are all denoted. The surrounding text describes the the color coding of the map (current and former British possessions), the Treaty of Utrecht (which among other things, detailed the relationship between the French and the British in North America in 1713), a treaty with Sweden in 1720, a list of British settlements in Asia and a description of the Island of St. Helena. Overall foxing and toning, minor wear and chipping to edges. Map. Engraving with original color outline. Image measures 14 9/16" x 17 5/16".

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      London: Printed for J. Watts..., 1733.. [12],87,[1]pp. Octavo. Three quarter crushed levant and marbled boards by Bennett. Small ink blot on pp. 46 and 47 slightly obscuring three letters, light foxing, a few small rubs to spine, otherwise a very good copy. First edition of Fielding's adaptation to the English stage of Moliere's L'AVARE, which was in turn derived from Plautus. The play met with some success, and Colley Cibber contributed an Epilogue, and "A Friend" contributed a Prologue. The prelims include a particularly detailed advertisement for an edition of English adaptations for Moliere's COMEDIES. As noted in ESTC, G2 is incorrectly signed G3, and like the Hyde copy described in Ximenes' Fielding Catalogue (list 92), the last two leaves of the prelims are unsigned. CROSS III:297. ESTC N4473.

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        Il cantore ecclesiastico per istruzione de'Religiosi Minori Conventuali, e benefizio comune di tutti gli ecclesiastici, del P. Giuseppe Frezza Dalle Grotte maestro in sacra teologia. Tomo primo (unico pubblicato).

      Nella Stamperia del Seminario,, In Padova, 1733 - Cm. 24,5, pp. 164 (8). Con bell'antiporta raffigurante un leggio con il corale affiancato da due cherubini ed una tavola f.t. con la mano musicale guidoniana. Legatura coeva in mezza pergamena con titoli ms. al dorso. Qualche traccia d'uso, ma copia genuino, marginosa e ben conservata. Classico studio di musica barocca. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Operationum chirurgicarum novum lumen exhibentium obstetricantibus. Editia seconda

      Lugduni (Leiden): Joan & Herm. Verbeek, 1733. Second edition. (16), 320, (2); (x, including initial blank] 67 (7) pp. + engraved portrait + 40 engraved plates on 36 leaves. Hardcover, bound in contemporary full calf, all edges rubicated. The binding is well rubbed, the fore-corners exposed; the front joint split but holding, the spine ends chipped. An early owner's inscription on the first blank dated 1772; the text-block and plates generally bright and unmarked with foxing isolated to the end leaves. From the estate of Ester Elizabeth Reed, MD.. Hard Cover. Good.. Quarto - 6" x 7.75".

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        Rime di Paolo Rolli compagno della Reale Società in Londra l'acclamato nell'Accademia degl'Intronati in Siena accademico quirino e pastor arcade in Roma

      Tumermani, Verona 1733 - In 8, pp. (4) + 262 + (10) con una tav. all'antip. incisa all'acq. e una vignetta inc. al front. Timbretto e firma di ex possessore al front.annotazioni manoscritte al margine bianco di una pagina. Cartonat. coeva. Edizione parzialmente originale di questa raccolta di rime di Paolo Rolli. Nell'introduzionesi legge: "avvertiamo il lettore che nella ristampa presente oltre alle poesie contenute nella edizione di Londra del 1727 si contengono di più favoritemi gentilmente dall'Autore.". Segue l'elenco delle poesie aggiunte in questa edizione veronese. Le aggiunte sono poesie di metro diverso come peraltrogià quelle presenti in questa edizione che si divide in sei libri e comprendeinfattiodi, endecasillabi, elegie, sonetti, canzoni e canzonette. In realtà l'edizione londinese del 1727 - quella a cui si allude nella prefazione - è intitolata "Di canzonette e cantate libri due" e contiene appunto soltanto i due libri di canzonette e cantate che corrispondono agli ultimi due della nostra edizione (peraltro le canzonette sono 24 e in quest'edizione 36 mentre le cantate sono in entrambi 25). In realtà l'edizione a cui nella prefazione si fa riferimento è quella delle Rime pubblicate a Londra nel 1717, presso Pickard, e poi appunto ristampata a Verona con aggiunte come anche indicato ancheda Gamba (Serie dei testi in lingua, p. 651). Nell'introduzione, quindi, l'editore confonde le due edizioni del 1717 e del 1727. ITA

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        Scholar's Manual Being a Collection of Meditations, Reflections, and Reasonings 1733 Book

      C. Rivington, 1733. 1st Edition. Hardcover Hardcover. Good. Gentleman of Oxford. Scholar's Manual Being a Collection of Meditations, Reflections, and Reasonings, First Edition. C. Rivington, 1733. Designed for Establishing and Promoting Christian Principles and Practice, in Irreligious and Skeptical Times. With Suitable Devotions Extracted from some of the best Ancient and Modern Authors, chiefly in their Original Languages. Very scarce religious book from 1733. Fascinating association copy. Professionally repaired by George Sargent. Calf leather binding. Spine rebacked. Gilt tooling on spine. Moderate bumping. Previous owner bookplate on front paste down. Interior browning throughout. Good condition.

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        Ausführliche Historie derer Emigranten oder vertriebenen Lutheranter aus dem Ertz-Bißthum Saltzburg. Fragmente der Teile II bis IV. Mit einer Kupfervignette.

      O.O. und Jahr 1733 - Insgesamt um 750 Seiten. - Inhalt: Teil II: 2 Blätter Vorrede. 5 Blätter bis Seite 64. Seiten 65-208 durchgehend. Teil III: 4 Blätter Vorrede (ohne Titel). Seiten 1-144 und 153-240 durchgehend. Teil IV: 4 Blätter Vorrede. Seiten 9-250 durchgehend. 7 Blätter Anhang: I. Verzeichniß derer Sachen, die in diesem 4. Theile vorkommen. II. Verzeichniß derer Sprüche Heil. Schrifft, welche man denen Saltzburgischen Emigranten in Predigten und andern Reden erkläret hat. III: Verzeichniß derer Schrifften, welche bey Gelegenheit dieser Saltzburgischen Emigration ans Licht getreten seyn, und dieselbe einiger massen erläutern. Marmorierter Halbpergamentband mit Pergamentecken/aus der Zeit der Restaurierung um 1930. (Einband wohlerhalten und frisch. Innen Papier mit starken Alters- und Gebrauchsspuren: gebräunt, tlws. fleckig, Ecken bestoßen, vereinzelt randrissig bzw. Fehlstücke am Rand. Randversteifung auf Anfangsblättern. Wurmfraß in letzten Blätter. Ortsnamen partiell mit Bleistiftunterstreichungen, Seite 215/216/Teil III mit größerem Fehlstück). - Die vorhandenen Texte mit wenigen Ausnahmen gut lesbar.

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        A memorial concerning the origin and authority of the parliament of France, called Judicium Francorum, the judgment or tribunal of the Franks. With an account of the council of state. Translated from the French.

      London: printed for J. Roberts 1733 - 31,[1]p.; 8ø. Disbound. A fine copy. O; NjP only in ESTC on-line.

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        The Argument of the Lord Keeper Sommers, On His Giving Judgment

      1733. Somers, John, Baron [1651-1716]. The Argument of the Lord Keeper Sommers, On His Giving Judgment in the Bankers Case: Deliver'd in the Exchequer-Chamber, June 23, 1696. [London]: Printed by E. and R. Nutt, and R. Gosling, 1733. [ii], 128 pp. Quarto (8" x 7"). Stab-stitched pamphlet bound into later quarter calf over marbled boards, raised bands and blind fillets to lettering piece. Light rubbing to extremities, some toning to text, light foxing to a few leaves. A handsome copy. * Only edition and the only complete account. This case was an unfortunate moment in Somers's otherwise brilliant career. (He was an important Whig jurist, Lord Chancellor during the reigns of William & and Mary and Queen Anne and framer of the English Bill of Rights). "In the most important case which came before him in the exchequer chamber, that of the bankers who had recovered judgment in the court of exchequer for arrears of interest due to them as assignees of certain perpetual annuities charged by Charles II upon the hereditary excise as security for advances, he expended some hundreds of pounds and an immense amount of thought and research, with no better result than to defeat an intrinsically just claim, on the technical ground that it was not cognisable in the court of exchequer, but only by petition of right. No judgment so elaborate had ever been delivered in Westminster Hall as that by which, in November 1696, he reversed the decision of the court of exchequer.": (DNB). This decision was reversed by the House of Lords three years later. Despite Somers's importance, few accounts of his legal work exist today; it is known mostly through summaries. OCLC locates 7 copies in North American law libraries. Dictionary of National Biography XVIII:632. English Short-Title Catalogue T79392.

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        NORTE CRITICO CON LAS REGLAS MAS CIERTAS PARA LA DISCRECION EN LA HISTORIA, y un tratado preliminar para instruccion de historicos principiantes

      Joseph Garcia, Valencia 1733 - Folio, portada a dos tintas (pequeñas roturas en margen derecho sin afectar), 12h, LIIp, 504p, 2 retratos dibujados por Muñoz Sandriz y grabados por Planes (del autor y del Conde de la Alcudia), algún rastro de humedad. Pergamino moderno. Buen estado. Primera edición. Esta obra es considerada como el primer tratado de metodología histórica del siglo XVIII.

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        1733 The OTTOMAN Empire TURKS by Aaron HILL

      London - G. Parker, 1733 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. An early edition of this detailed account of Hill's travels as a young man in Constantinople, and areas around the Ottoman Empire, including Ethiopia and Palestine. Unfortunately, bound without the plates, however still a useful and interesting text. There are no illustrations present in this copy. Pagination from the ESTC #N18516. With a bookplate of Richard A. Barclay to the front pastedown, his ink signature to the front free-endpaper, and a small ink stamp to the title page. Aaron Hill, 1685-1750, was an English writer and entrepreneur. Aaron's maternal grandmother, took charge of his education, sending him first to the free grammar school at Barnstaple (where he befriended the writer John Gay), then to Westminster School (c. 16961699), and finally supporting him in an ambitious trip to the East (c. 17001704) to visit his distant relative Lord Paget, English ambassador to Constantinople. Hill's early adventures abroad furnished material for the lavishly illustrated subscription volume A Full and Just Account of the Present State of the Ottoman Empire (1709) -DNB. Condition: In a cloth binding. Externally, some bumping, with marks and water stains. There is a closed tear to the spine, with lifting. The joints are just starting. The hinges are strained. Internally, generally firmly bound, with marks and spots, and some browning, prominent to margins and the first and last few pages. There arebrowned tidemarks to the last few pages, and occasional tidemarks, largely marginal. There is a copperplate ink signature to the last page, and ink inscriptions to the verso of the title page. There is a closed tear to the twentieth leaf. There are occasional marginal small closed tears. Overall: GOOD ONLY..

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        Historische Nachricht von denen Landes-Gerichten und derselben Ordnungen im Herzogthum Pommern, sonderlich Königl. Schwedischen Antheils, und selbigem incorporirten Fürstenthum Rügen, Aus publiquen Documentis und andern glaubhafften Historischen Nachrichten zusammen getragen von D. Augustino Balthasare, Der Königl. Universität zu Greiffswald Syndico, und der dortigen Löbl. Juristischen Facultät Adjuncto. Auf Kosten des Auctoris, und zu finden bey Jac. Löfflern, der Königl. Univers. Buchhändler. Gedruckt zu Greiffswald bey Carl Höpfnern, Königl. Univers. Buchdr

      Greifswald, Höpfner 1733 -1737. 31 cm. 2 Teile in 1 Band. (4), 270; (4), 64 (pag. 271-334) Seiten Grüner Halbmaroquinband der Zeit mit Rückenvergoldung und marmorierten Deckelbezügen - ADB II, 29 - Spruth 712 - Stintzing / Landsb. III/1, Text, 266 - VD18 12707767 - Augustin von Balthasar (1701 - 1786), seit 1734 Professor in Greifswald, erwarb sich Verdienste um die Erforschung pommerscher Antiquitäten (Stintzing / Landsberg). Exlibris "Frederici Wachtmeister Clavdii" auf dem Vorsatz, schönes Exemplar -

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        La Araucana

      Amongst the earliest references to the Araucanians of Chili. 1733. Madrid. Francisco Martinez Abad. In folio (298 mm x 204 mm). 1 [blank] + 8 ff. + 186 + 9 ff. + 4 ff. + 167 + 5 ff. Contemporary mottled calf, hinges starting and exposed, raised bands to spine, tooled in gilt, lettering piece, head of spine chipped. A fresh and clean copy overall. Considered the first complete edition of all five parts of this classic poem. The work is based on first-hand experience with the Araucanians of Chili under the expedition lead by Garcia Hurtado de Mendoza (1535 ? 1609), Governor of Chile and later Viceroy of Peru, which took place from 1555 to 1562, and thus, amongst the earliest references on the Chilean natives. In this poem, Ercilla criticises and consistently attacks Hurtado de Mendoza in regards to the force and brutality employed in the conquest of the native nation. Without doubt one of the great heroic poems of Spain and amongst the earliest on America, considered by Voltaire as comparable to the work of Virgil, Tasso and Camoens. Titles printed in red and black within typographical borders. Ercilla y Zuñiga was born in 1533, in 1555 he accompanied Alderete to the Americas; in 1557 he arrived in Chile, where he joined the expedition of to expand the frontiers of Chile to the South, accompanying the famous Hurtado de Mendoza. Provenance: armorial bookplate "James Vivian Jippet". Palau, 80424. Sabin, 22729.

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        Opera Juridica Minora, Sive Libelli, Tractatus, Orationes, &

      1733. Godefroy, Jacques [1587-1652]. Trotz, Christian Hendrik [1703-1773], Editor. Opera Juridica Minora, Sive Libelli, Tractatus, Orationes, & Opuscula Rariora & Praestantiora, Quibus Continentur Selectae, non Modo in Jure, Sed & Omni Antiquitate Romana, & Graeca, Jus Antiquum Inlustrante, Materiae. Quae Simul Inservire Poterunt Thesauri Juris Supplemento. Omnia ab Innumeris Mendis Pergata; Cum Icone Auctoris, Indice Copiosissimo et Praefatione C.H. Trotz. Leiden: Apud Joh. Arnold Langerak, 1733. [vi], [xxxii], 336 columns, [2] 1418 columns, [63] pp. Handsome copperplate portrait frontispiece misbound in center of text block. Main text printed in double columns. Main title page with engraved vignette printed in red and black. Each work preceded by divisional title page. Folio (16" x 10"). Recent period-style quarter calf over cloth, endpapers renewed, untrimmed edges. Faint dampstaining to portions of text block, noticeable dampstaining to final fifty leaves, interior otherwise fresh. * First edition. With indexes. Jacob Godefroy, son of Denis, was a jurist and legal philologist who edited the Quatuor Fontes Juris Civilis, a collection of ante-Justinian texts that comprised a reconstruction of the Twelve Tables, and a great edition and commentary on the Theodosian Code (1665). The well-esteemed Opera Juridica and the Manual Juris (1645) are his other principal works. British Museum Catalogue 10:758. Graesse, Tresor de Livres Rares and Precieux II:100.

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        Letters Concerning the English Nation.

      London, C. Davis and A. Lyon, 1733. 8vo. Contemporary full calf binding, rebacked with gilt title. Edges and corners born. Inner hinges re-inforced. Internally fine, with only a bit of light occasional brownspotting. Printed on heavy, fine paper; good margins. (16, -including preface, contents, advertisements), 253, (1), (18, -Index) pp.. The important actual first edition of this highly celebrated key work of the Enlightenment, in which the anecdote of how Newton discovered gravity (the story about Newton and the falling apple) appeared for the first time, together with the description of the difference between the physical world view of the English and the French (the "plenum" and the "vacuum") . This seminal work, in which Voltaire famously depicts British philosophy, science, society and culture, in comparison to French, can be viewed as the Enlightenment equivalent to Tocqueville's "Democracy in America". This series of essays, which is based on Voltaire's experiences when living in England was actually written by Voltaire mostly in English, which he mastered to perfection. It has often been presumed that the first edition of the work was that published in French in 1734, but actually, the present English edition constitutes the actual first appearance of the work as well as the version that is closest to Voltaire's intention, as the French language version is the re-written one, and the English version the original. Curiously, almost all modern English versions are translations into English of the French edition, instead of the original English version, making this edition of the utmost importance.After the original English edition of 1733, two French editions soon followed (the first in 1734). Unlike the British, the French resented the book, and already in 1734, the French Parliament issued an order for the author's arrest and condemned the work, causing the impact of it in France to be delayed. The book was burned for being "dangerous to religion and civil order". At the same time, the work became a bestseller in Britain, and as much as 14 editions of the work were published in the eighteenth century. "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).The great French philosopher Voltaire was greatly impressed by the philosophical and scientific achievements of the English, especially those of Newton, Locke, and Bacon. As a disseminator of scientific knowledge, Voltaire came to play a great rôle in the popularization of Newtonian science and its discoveries, the present work being a prime example. Although the work was condemned by the French authorities, it still came to play a great rôle in the spreading of Newtonian ideas in France. The present work generally came to play a dominant rôle in Enlightenment accounts of the history of science and philosophy. The work focuses on British science and thought and uses the accounts of these to emphasize what is lacking in French society and French thought. The work is generally very critical towards the French "ancient régime", and when Voltaire here discusses the emergence of empiricism, it is viewed as an English tradition that stands in opposition to the French rationalist tradition (with Descartes as the prime example). This view is taken over by the following Enlightenment historians of science and philosophy, e.g. d'Alembert (see for instance his "Preliminary Discourse" of 1751). Some of the most influential passages of the work are probably those on Bacon (who Voltaire sees as the founder of modern experimental science), Newton, and Descartes. Letters XIV, on Descartes and Newton, XV, on attraction, and XVI, on Newton's Optics (from 1704), are among the most influential essays of the work. In XVI Voltaire reflects upon Newton's "Optics" and the way that he rejected Descartes' theory and set out his own account of the properties of light. In XV he presents the first account of Newton and the falling apple: "As he was walking one Day in his Garden, and saw some Fruits fall from a Tree, he fell into profound Meditation on that Gravity, the Cause of which had so long been sought, but in vain, by all the Philosophers, whilst the Vulgar think there is nothing mysterious in it. He said to himself, that from what height soever, in our Hemisphere, those Bodies might descend, their Fall wou'd certainly be in the Progression discover'd by Galileo; and the Spaces they run thro' would be as the Square of the Times. Why may not this Power which causes heavy Bodies to descend, and is the fame without any sensible Diminution at the remotest Distance from the Center of the Earth, or on the Summits of the highest Mountains; Why, said Sir Isaac, may not this Power extend as high as the Moon?..." (pp. 127-28).But perhaps the most famous passage in the volume is the opening of Letter XIV: "A Frenchman who arrives in London, will find Philosophy, like every Thing else, very much chang'd there. He had left the World a "plenum", and he now finds it a "vacuum". At Paris the Universe is seen, compos'd of Vortices of subtile Matter; but nothing like it is seen in London. In France, 'tis the Pressure of the Moon that causes the Tides; but in England 'tis the Sea that gravitates towards the Moon; so that when you think that the Moon should make it Flood with us, those Gentlemen fancy it should be Ebb, which, very unluckily, cannot be prov'd..." (pp. 109-10)

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        RECUEIL D'OUVRAGES CURIEUX DE MATHEMATIQUE ET DE MECANIQUE, OU DESCRIPTION DU CABINET DE MONSIEUR GROLLIER DE SERVIERE, avec des figures en taille-douce, par son petit-fils Mr. Grollier de Servière.

      - Lyon, David Forey, 1733. 19x26 cm. Seconde édition ornée de 135 figures (numérotées 1 à 127) disposées sur 93 planches (numérotées I à LXXXVIII) (complet, certaines planches portant des lettres (A, B, C) et 3 planches n'ayant jamais été imprimées suite à une erreur du graveur, comme précisé par l'auteur lui-même en fin d'ouvrage). Epître, préface, table et approbation non paginées + 152 pages + tables des matières et errata non paginés. Reliure de l'époque en plein veau. Dos à 5 nerfs orné de caissons dorés. Titre sur pièce de maroquin bordeaux. Petite déchirure sans gravité en marge des planches 84 A, B, et C. Traces de frottement sur la reliure, sinon ouvrage en très bon état et propre. Etonnant ouvrage présentant de nombreuses inventions ingénieuses (mais pas forcément toutes très pratiques) à mi-chemin entre Léonard de Vinci et Gaston Lagaffe. On remarque notamment des horloges à billes ou à cadran droit, des noria, vis d'Archimèdes, et autres machines hydrauliques, etc. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        The Horse-Hoing Husbandry: Or, An Essay on the Principles of Tillge and Vegetation

      Printed for the Author, London, 1733. Very good, slight foxing and soiling throughout with the exception of an irregular stain running vertically on pages 26 through 29 and pages 148 through 161 that appears to be from a plant or other object laid into the book at some point in the past, plate 5 has been rebacked with a small portion missing from the lower left margin not affecting the details depicted in the plate. 11 1/2 x 7 1/4 inches, full calf with small ornament in gold on front cover, rebound with modern leather spine, worn and chipped at edges and top and bottom of spine, [4], x, 200, [2] pages comprising the index to the plates including 6 engraved plates (5 folding). The first edition of Tull's important work that revolutinized the practice of farming throughout Europe.

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        The horse-hoing husbandry: Or, an essay on the principles of tillage and vegetation

      London: Pr. for the author, and sold by G. Strahan, T. Woodward, A. Miller, J. Stagg, and J. Brindley , 1733. Folio (30.2 cm, 11.875"). [4], x, 200 pp.; pp. [201–202]. 6 fold-out plts. [bound with] Tull, Jethro. A supplement to the essay on horse-hoing husbandry.... London: Pr. for and sold by the author, and may be had at Mr. Mills's, London, at John Aitkins's, Esq, in Edinburgh, and at the Bear in Hungerford, Berks., 1736. Folio. pp. [203–205], 206–69; [1] pp. Improvements in farming founded on a scientific basis made British agriculture one of the strongest in Europe in the 18th century. Though called to the bar, Jethro Tull (1674–1741) never practiced law, but devoted himself to farming on land that had belonged to his father. From the beginning he set about trying to discover ways of doing things better, including inventing a number of implements, as this work reveals both in text and in image. His work proved very successful — Tull's "seed drills" revolutionized planting techniques — and it saw a number of editions; it was translated into French, whence it proved influential on the Continent. This volume's => six beautifully engraved, pleasantly intelligible plates ("W. Thorpe, sculp.) illustrate some of Tull's inventions, including improved plows and drills for planting seeds. First printed in London in 1731, Horse-hoing is here (likely) the fourth edition; it is only the second London (and it is the first in folio), but there were also apparently two Dublin editions of 1731. Bound with it is the first edition of the interesting Supplement issued in 1736, directed largely to answering Tull's detractors. The first title is fairly widely held, in libraries; the latter, much less so. Goldsmiths'-Kress 7065; ESTC T81915 and N24607. Contemporary calf with remnants of gilt; dry, flaking, and partially gone to red, with some chips to edges, corners, and spine tips; old repairs to joints. Remnants of bookplate on front pastedown. Old water/mildew damage to lower margins, occasionally making its way a bit into text; several leaves repaired, long since. Plates generally quite clean and always pleasing, with faintest waterstaining to lower portion of plate 6 (only). All edges speckled red.

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        Temple des Muses. Orné de LX tableaux oú sont réprésentés les Evenemens les plus remarqables de l'Antiquité fabuleuse. Dessinés et gravés par B. Picart le Romain, et autres habiles Maitres; et accompagné d'explications et de remarques, qui découvrent le vrai sens des Fables, et le fondement qu'elles ont dans l'histoire

      Zacharie Chatelain, Amsterdam 1733 - Gran folio (47x32). Bello frontis grabado al acero, portada a dos tintas. (3 hojas), 152 hojas, (2) hojas, 60 magníficas láminas, grabadas al acero. Texto adornado con capitulares y viñetas xilográficas. Buen papel con amplios márgenes. Plena piel de época, nervios, tejuelo, lomo cuajado con dorados. Ex-libris. Espectacular ejemplar con excelentes láminas que convierten la obra en una atractiva sucesión de grabados a toda página, de máxima calidad. Estas láminas proceden de una obra con el mismo título, impresa con grabados de Diepenbecke, en 1655, de la cual son copia aunque muy renovados con cambios, correcciones y añadidos realizados por Picart. Cada lámina ofrece la imagen de un personaje de la mitología o del mundo de la mítica y la fábula, sólo o acompañado de otras figuras, representado dentro de un hermoso marco decorado con figuras y motivos vegetales, y asistido por un breve título en francés, inglés, alemán y holandés. Las páginas de texto incluyen unos breves versos iniciales en latín, la explicación del protagonista del grabado en francés, y unas notas a pie de página. Muy buen ejemplar. (Brunet, V, 696). Mitología. Grabados. Mythology. Engravings.

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        The Cook's and Confectioner's Dictionary: Or, The Accomplished Housewife's Companion. Containing the Newest Receipts and Directions in The Several Branches of Cookery, Pastry, Confectionary, Liquors, Etc.Fourth Edition, Improved.

      Charles Rivington, London 1733 - Two page leaf "Domestic Brewing - Cheap Beer", a two page recipe; frontispiece; title; Four page dedication 'To All Good Housewives";"Some Divertissements in Cookery", 2 pp; text, unpaginated, 560 pp., with unfortunate section heading typo "To Fry Maids" corrected in pencil to "meats" [I think it's a typo, but alphabetically it is under the correct place for "Maids" rather than for "Meats"]; miscellaneous sections at rear, including index, 31 pp. with a few pencil words on the first page of the "Menus" section immediately following the main text;; one page ad. at rear. Original paneled calf with "T. Pitt" stamped at center, probably the grandson of Thomas "Diamond" Pitt, and with ownership information "Thomas Pitt 1817 The Gift of Miss Foljambe" on front pastedown and another similar note "Thomas Pitt rhe gift of Miss Foljambe 1810" at top of title page. Recently rebacked to style, five bands, original morocco label laid down on spine, gilt rules and decorations in each compartment. Pages clean and square, somewhat crisp, apparently unread or lightly read. Most recently, the copy of Robert Balzer, Los Angeles food and wine expert, with a half-page of stationary from his Tirol Restaurant in Idyllwild which had been used as a bookmark. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        La Araucana

      1733 - Amongst the earliest references to the Araucanians of Chili. 1733. Madrid. Francisco Martinez Abad. In folio (298 mm x 204 mm). 1 [blank] + 8 ff. + 186 + 9 ff. + 4 ff. + 167 + 5 ff. Contemporary mottled calf, hinges starting and exposed, raised bands to spine, tooled in gilt, lettering piece, head of spine chipped. A fresh and clean copy overall. Considered the first complete edition of all five parts of this classic poem. The work is based on first-hand experience with the Araucanians of Chili under the expedition lead by Garcia Hurtado de Mendoza (1535 – 1609), Governor of Chile and later Viceroy of Peru, which took place from 1555 to 1562, and thus, amongst the earliest references on the Chilean natives. In this poem, Ercilla criticises and consistently attacks Hurtado de Mendoza in regards to the force and brutality employed in the conquest of the native nation. Without doubt one of the great heroic poems of Spain and amongst the earliest on America, considered by Voltaire as comparable to the work of Virgil, Tasso and Camoens. Titles printed in red and black within typographical borders. Ercilla y Zuñiga was born in 1533, in 1555 he accompanied Alderete to the Americas; in 1557 he arrived in Chile, where he joined the expedition of to expand the frontiers of Chile to the South, accompanying the famous Hurtado de Mendoza. Provenance: armorial bookplate “James Vivian Jippet”. Palau, 80424. Sabin, 22729. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        A Map of the King of Great Britain's Dominions in Europe, Africa, and America

      London: Bowen, Emanuel. unbound. very good. Map. Engraving with original color outline. Image measures 14 9/16" x 17 5/16". Extremely rare map of Great Britain's empirical reaches in the mid 18th century on a circular projection. Showing the eastern coasts of North and South America, the West Indies, Great Britain, Spain and Portugal and part of France, Morocco and the western coast of Africa. In North America the map names Nova Scotia, New England, New York, Pennsylvania, Maryland, New Jersey, Virginia, North Carolina, South Carolina and Georgia (first recognized as a colony in 1733). In Africa, referred to as "Negroland", the Grain Coast, Gold Coast and Slave Coast are all denoted. The surrounding text describes the the color coding of the map (current and former British possessions), the Treaty of Utrecht (which among other things, detailed the relationship between the French and the British in North America in 1713), a treaty with Sweden in 1720, a list of British settlements in Asia and a description of the Island of St. Helena. Overall foxing and toning, minor wear and chipping to edges.

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      London: Printed for John Watts, 1733.. [12],318,[6]pp. 12mo. Contemporary calf, sympathetically rebacked in matching calf, with raised bands and gilt labels. Engraved frontis (signed "G. Van der Guchte"). Early stamped insignia on front pastedown, modest tanning, but a very good copy. First edition in English of a significant imaginary voyage, of particular import for its relation to early conceptions of Australia. The first edition was published under a false Bordeaux, 1710 imprint, and three other editions appeared similarly dated. Recent authorities have sorted out the precedence, with the first edition being identified with some confidence as actually [Rouen, 1714]. The translator’s dedication is signed Stephen Whatley. Tyssot de Patot's novel "is a carefully written, well authenticated story of travel and adventure in Europe, in Africa, in Asia, and in an unknown land far beyond the Cape of Good Hope. The realism of the setting is based upon a close following of accounts of real travelers, such as Dellon, Tavernier, Mocquet, and Lahontan. There is nothing fantastic, unbelievable or overdrawn in the descriptions of the Austral continent. Tyssot seems to restrain himself consciously in order to write an apparently true story. Indirect criticism by the example of an imaginary and virtuous community is used here as in all the previous novels of the type. The journey to the unknown land is very carefully authenticated, as is the return journey... Discussions of science and religion are fitted into the adventures much more artistically than in the case of the novels of Foigny and Vairasse...From the point of the history of ideas...[it] is a very interesting document."- Atkinson. It is also notable for a reference to the Wandering Jew, as well as for a well-constructed bee fable. Atkinson, THE EXTRAORDINARY VOYAGE IN FRENCH LITERATURE FROM 1700 TO 1720, pp. [67]-97. NEGLEY 1118. Gove, THE IMAGINARY VOYAGE IN PROSE FICTION, pp. 217-19.

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

      S.t., Firenze. 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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        Peninuslae Indiae citra Gangem, hoc est, Orae celeberrimae Malabar & Coromandel cum adjacente Insula non minus celebratissima Ceylon [...]

      Nuremberg, c. 1733. Map. Copper engraving, 56 x 50 cms, original hand-colour, black and white cartouche, blank verso. The trading outposts of the various colonial nations - Portugese, British, French, Dutch and of course the Danes - are marked with the appropriate national flags. The mapping of India made great strides in the second half of the century (notable map-makers include James Rennell), but in this period European knowledge of the interior was mostly limited to major trade routes.

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        Histoire des DÈcouvertes et Conquestes des Portugais

      Paris,: Chez Saugrain,, 1733.. Two volumes, quarto, with a portrait of Prince Henry the Navigator, a fine folding world map and fifteen other plates, one folding, mainly views and town plans; a good large copy in contemporary French mottled calf. First edition of this important work on Portuguese discoveries by an adventurous Jesuit missionary - the discoverer of ginseng. The foremost colonising power of Europe, Portugal was responsible for many of the discoveries in the East Indies and the Far East and Lafitau's book is an important work for this area.Lafitau was a French Jesuit priest, historian and missionary, an adventurous figure who spent many years in Canada, some of the time among the Iroquois; his experiences there formed the basis for his Moeurs des Sauvages Ameriquains, the pioneering anthropological study which influenced, among others, Rousseau and Chateaubriand and drew the vituperation of Voltaire.The insights and acumen he gained by his practical experience as a 'pioneer' were applied to this significant historical study of the grand age of Portuguese exploration. "This work is principally concerned with Portuguese voyages and explorations in the East Indies, China, Japan, and Melanesia. Many important references to Magellan are included. The introduction is an appreciation of Portuguese historians..." (Hill).Hill, 961; Silva, 779.

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      Londini:: Iohannes Pine,, 1733-1737.. First Pine Edition, second state of page 108 in vol. II, with "potest".. Tall 8vo (9-1/2 in). Entirely engraved throughout. Two volumes, bound in 19th century full hard grained red morocco, inner dentelles & marble endapers; top edges gilt, with a little rubbing at the edges. Darkening to the spine and some very minor foxing. Generally a very clean fresh copy. Brunet III, 320: "Remarquable par l'elegance des ornaments"; Ray 3; Rothschild 1548; Cohen-de-Ricci 497-98; Dibdin II, 108; Schweiger II, 408; Bruggemann p. 585; Binns-248, Printing & The Mind Of Man 103 . This book has been engraved throughout and embellished with Rococo decoration. The book was sold to an eminent group of subscribers headed by the Prince of Wales with prominent dedications to the likes of Pope and Walpole. Ray says that the book "marks a high point of Augustan taste" and notes that this is the most elegant of the 18th century engraved books. Pine was a pupil of Picart and England's best native engraver during the first half the the 18th century.

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        A New History of the Holy Bible

      London - Printed for the author, 1733 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. First edition. Thomas Stackhouse's popular self-published illustrated history of the Bible. First edition. Complete in two volumes. This work was originally to be called 'A Complete History of the Holy Bible'. Stackhouse had in May 1732 been approached by John Wilford and Thomas Edlin, to whom he owed money for books, to write a work for publication in parts, and had suggested this subject. He subsequently contracted with Edlin but soon fell out with him over payment and the rate of production of both copy and printed text. This quarrel led Edlin to engage John Campbell to take over the work, which he hurried out in 1733, though not before Stackhouse had published 'The Book-Binder, Book-Printer, and Book-Seller Confuted' (1732), defending himself and revealing Edlin's shortcomings as a publisher. Having shrewdly learned his lesson, Stackhouse completed his own text, now called 'A New History of the Holy Bible', and published it himself in 1733. Illustrated with maps and plates, each dedicated to a different member of the hierarchy of the Church of England, this book was based on wide reading and written in an accessible style. It proved to be a great success as a reliable work of reference. [DNB]With many beautiful engraved plates and maps, including a plan of the Temple of Solomon, maps of the travels of Jesus and St. Paul, a fold-out illustration of Noah's Ark and a plate depicting the Passover of the Jews. With previous owner's bookplate to front pastedown of one G. E. R. BrummerCondition: Expertly rebound in half calf bindings with marbled paper covered boards. Externally, sound with shelfwear and rubbing. Slight cracking to one joint. Internally, firmly bound. Foxing to first and last few pages but otherwise generally bright and clean with just the odd spot. Some pages have been repaired and one or two have very slight marginal loss. Some plates have been discreetly reinforced to repair curling or small closed tears. Closed tears to the Noah's Ark folding plate. Overall: VERY GOOD.

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        1733 2 VOL (Folio) Systema Intellectuale Huius Universal… by Ralph Cudworth

      Sumtu Vidvae Meyer, Jena, 1733. Hardcover Hardcover. Very Good. The True Intellectual System of the Universe (Originally published in 1678). Sumtu Vidvae Meyer, Jena; 1733. Two Volumes. Scarce FIRST LATIN EDITION. Rebound in modern 1/4 leather with marbled boards. Exquisite binding with full attention to detail. Very good original condition overall. Foxing and toning. All plates intatct. Contents include three of Cudworth's lesser known titles: De Aeterna et Immutabili Rei Moralis, De Vera Notione Coenae Domini, Coniunctio Christi et Ecclesiae. Dedicated to the Duke of Brunswick. Frontispiece of Socrates, Aristotle, et al. A marvelous book!

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        Ancient Accounts of India and China, by two Mohammedan Travellers. Who went to those Parts in the 9th Century; Translated from the Arabic, by the late learned Eusebius Renaudot. With Notes, Illustrations and Inquiries by the same Hand

      London: Printed for Sam. Harding,, 1733. *The price of this item HAS BEEN temporarily reduced until Sunday, July 19. Order now for BEST SAVINGS! (sale item) first edition in English; [xxxviii] (beginning with title in red and black), 260, [12],(index) pp.; modern cloth with an old leather spine label, light general age toning, E7 has a tear in margin that hits a few letters and an old but effective repair and no loss, good+. Photos available upon request.

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      Londini: Aeneis Tabulis incidit Johannes Pine, 1733-37.. Two volumes. [30],264,[2]; [22],191,[15]pp. Large octavos (22 x 13.5 cm). Full 19th century or early 20th century unsigned crimson Russia, spines ruled and decorated in gilt, boards with triple rule borders, gilt inner dentelles, pastepaper endsheets, a.e.g. Frontis in each volume. Extensive lists of subscribers in each volume. Tiny creased tear in fore-edge of rear binder's blank in first volume, but a fine, fresh set. First edition, first issue of this beautiful edition, engraved by Pine throughout with text, plates, portraits, vignettes, and initials. This first issue has the uncorrected reading 'Post Est' in the caption to the Caesar medallion on II:108, later corrected to 'Potest.' The printed "List of Antiques" which occurs in some copies is not present in this set - it is present in only one of the three Rothschild sets. "Pine's complete command of his craft makes this the most elegant of English eighteenth-century books in which text and illustrations alike are entirely engraved"- Ray. "Ouvrage très recherché ... " - Cohen - De Ricci. ROTHSCHILD 1546. Ray, ILLUSTRATOR AND THE BOOK IN ENGLAND, p. 3. BRUNET III:320. COHEN -DE RICCI, pp.497-8. ESTC T46226.

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        Les Avantures de Monsieur Robert Chevalier, dit de Beauchene

      Amsterdam,: Aux Depens de la í,, 1733.. Two volumes in one, duodecimo, five plates, titles printed in red and black with engraved vignettes; slight waterstaining affecting only the margins, occasional ms. marginalia in a neat early hand, a good copy in later half red morocco, head of spine restored. An attractive copy of the second French edition of this important imaginary voyage and Canadian adventure based on the exploits of Robert Chevalier BeauchÍne.Le Sage (1668-1747) was a successful playwright and novelist, now chiefly remembered as the author of the picaresque novel Gil Blas. The novel claims to be derived from notes sent to Le Sage by BeauchÍne's widow, and is a heady confection of piratical life set in the wilds of eighteenth-century Canada. BeauchÍne is an Indian scout turned coast-prowling pirate, and the narrative recalls his bloodthirsty exploits in duels and ship-boardings, as well as his recollections of being sold into slavery in New England. It is difficult to sort the fact from the fiction in this rollicking tale - the Canadian Encyclopedia comments that Le Sage's work has 'many exaggerations and inaccuracies' - but it is a vivid account, concluding with BeauchÍne's return to France with his plundered loot, where he dies in a tavern brawl in Tours.

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      London: John Pine, 1733. Second Issue (with "potest" error on p. 108 of volume II). Hardcover. One of the Century's Most Beautiful Books, inRemarkably Well-Preserved Morocco. 229 x 137 mm (9 x 5 3/8"). Lacking four leaves from subscriber lists. Two volumes. Edited by John Pine. Second Issue (with "potest" error on p. 108 of volume II). LOVELY LATE 18TH CENTURY BLUE-GREEN MOROCCO, GILT, BY CHRISTIAN KALTHOEBER (with his ticket on front pastedown of volume I), covers with single fillet border and delicate twining floral frame, diagonally placed vase tools facing inward at corners, flat spines with gilt-decorated red morocco bands, gilt compartments with a cresting frame enclosing a large central urn, red morocco titling labels, gilt turn-ins, all edges gilt. ENGRAVED THROUGHOUT, THE TEXT EMBELLISHED WITH LAVISH ROCOCO DECORATION including headpieces and tailpieces, initials, and numerous vignettes and large illustrations, 10 of them full-page. Front pastedown with 19th century bookplate of Lord Stanley of Alderley. Cohen-de Ricci 497; Rothschild 1548; Schweiger II, 408; Dibdin II, 108; Brueggemann, p. 585; Graesse III, 354; Brunet III, 320. Faint overall mottling and a few tiny dark spots on covers (perhaps soiling, but just as likely a natural variation in the leather), portions of the hinges cracked, but the paper still strong and nothing loose, small closed tear to gutter margin of frontispiece (not affecting image), frequent light offsetting, two openings a bit foxed, other trivial imperfections, but still QUITE AN ATTRACTIVE SET, the text smooth and fresh, and THE BEAUTIFULLY DECORATED BINDINGS VIRTUALLY UNWORN AND EXCEPTIONALLY LUSTROUS. This is an engraved book of celebrated beauty, offered here in decorative morocco by one of the leading binders of the day and in a state of preservation that far exceeds even the most sanguine expectations. Ray says that the book "marks a high point of Augustan taste" and adds that "Pine's complete command of his craft makes this the most elegant" of 18th century English books in which text and illustrations are entirely engraved. Brunet says that the book is remarkable for the elegance of its decoration and insists that it is more textually correct than generally recognized. The elegant decoration inside is matched in the present case by that on the outside. Our binder, Christian Kalthoeber, was considered to be one of the very finest craftsmen of the late 18th century; in fact, Maggs Catalogue 966 states flatly that "he was considered during his day to be the finest binder in the world." He came to London from Germany, along with several countrymen, in order to fill the need generated by the gentlemanly English fashion of forming large libraries filled with sumptuous bindings, working at first for the well-respected Baumgarten and then succeeding him in 1781. One of his bindings was priced at the unheard of sum of 30 guineas, and its reputation became such that George III insisted upon seeing it. Moreover, apparently because of the publicity surrounding his work, the Czarina made persistent efforts to induce Kalthoeber to come to St. Petersburg. The condition of our two volumes can only be described as exceptional, with gilt nearly as bright as the day it was applied. Pine's Horace is not especially rare, but copies like the present one, with its wide margins and wonderful contemporary binding, are very difficult to obtain.

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        Remarks on several parts of Italy, &c. in the years, 1701, 1702, 1703 : By the late Right Honourable Joseph Addison, Esq

      London : printed for J. Tonson, at Shakespear's-Head over-against Catharine-Street in the Strand, 1733. 4th Edition. Physical desc. : 304 p. [8]p. ; 16 cm. Subject: Italy - Description and travel. Switzerland - Description and travel. Notes: Historiated initials. ESTC citation no. : T74578. Finely bound in modern aniline calf over marble boards. Raised bands with a dark morocco gilt-blocked label. Spine compartments uniformly tooled in blind. Remains particularly well-preserved overall; tight, bright, clean and strong.

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        [Map of the Proposed Boundaries between Maryland and Pennsylvania]

      Philadelphia: Benjamin Franklin, 1733. Woodcut map, on laid paper, 16½ x 13 inches. (Old folds neatly repaired with tissue on verso). A major American map, the first produced in Philadelphia, by one of the greatest figures in American history. Benjamin Franklin's landmark map, showing Lord Baltimore's proposed boundary lines between Pennsylvania and Maryland, appeared in Franklin's printing of Articles of Agreement Made and Concluded upon Between...The Lord Proprietary of Maryland, and...the Proprietarys of Pensilvania (Philadelphia, 1733). Wheat and Brun note that this is the first map printed in the English colonies south of New York; they also indicate that it is possible that Benjamin Franklin himself cut the wood block from which this map was printed. Franklin executed the map after the original engraved version published the previous year by John Senex in London. One of the most momentous documents in American history, this map accompanied the original agreement between the proprietors of the colonies of Pennsylvania and Maryland to set the boundary between their provinces. The dividing line set forth here, later resurveyed as the Mason-Dixon line, famously came to be considered the dividing line in the United States between North and South. The story of the Penn-Baltimore Agreement and its accompanying cartography has been told in great detail by Nicholas Wainwright in his article "Tale of a Runaway Cape: The Penn-Baltimore Agreement of 1732." Wainwright's research remains the final word on the history of the document, a précis of which follows. From the time of William Penn's original grant of Pennsylvania in 1682, he was at loggerheads with the Lords Baltimore over the boundary line between the colonies. Sporadic efforts to resolve the problem finally became serious negotiations in 1731. Both sides put forward maps of their own as guides, and indeed, as Wainwright says, "The map was really the key to the Agreement." Baltimore insisted on the use of his map, and the Penns, who were under great money pressure and eager for an agreement, acceded, as they did to a number of Baltimore's demands. Baltimore's map was in due course taken to the shop of John Senex, in Fleet Street, where it was engraved. One proof strike of it, with a scale of miles, survives in the Penn Papers at the Historical Society of Pennsylvania. The scale was later erased, and the map printed on each of the six final copies of the agreement. With the cartography agreed to, the rest of the bargain was quickly struck, and signed on February 10, 1732. Baltimore and each of the Penn brothers signed the document and placed their seals on its bottom edge. When the agreement was reported in America in 1733 the machinery was set in motion to survey the boundaries. But the deal was unpopular in Maryland, and Lord Baltimore soon discovered another problem - his map was inaccurate, and the mislocation of Cape Henelopen gave the Penns more land than he had thought. As a result, he tried to nullify the agreement. In response, Thomas Penn contracted with Franklin to produce an American edition of the Articles..., complete with a map, "so that anyone reading its articles could judge for himself how unreasonably Baltimore's commissioners were behaving" (Wainwright). He took his original document to Franklin's shop, where the text and map were copied and reproduced in an edition of 500 copies. "Franklin charged the Penns £19.8.4. for the work entailed in producing this volume: £7.10.0. for printing 5 sheets at 30s. per sheet, £5.16.8. for 5 5/6 reams at 20s., £1.10.0. for stitching 500 books and pasting the maps and £2.11.8. for printing and paper of the map" (Miller). With his colony unhappy and feeling he had given up more than intended, Calvert continued to try and abrogate the agreement. As a result, in 1734 he sued them in Chancery Court in London, charging fraud. The Penns, naturally, replied that it was based on Baltimore's map, not theirs. From this lawsuit, which was wrangled over for the next sixteen years, came a string of printed documents, all now very rare, in which the parties set out their arguments. In the course of these the Senex map was reprinted from the same plate various times. Finally, in 1750, the Penns won the case, with costs, and the surveying could again proceed. A number of abortive attempts were made to survey the boundary, before the two sides finally employed Mason and Dixon to make the final survey in 1763-1768. This, the first American issue of the original Senex map, preceded all of this later wrangling. It is one of the first half-dozen maps printed in the colonial United States, the first of these being the Hubbard map in 1677. The others were printed in the decade preceding this map, in either Boston or New York. None of these survive in more than a few copies. Lawrence Wroth in the Annual Report of the JCB for 1946-47, remarks that, "the identity of the American copyist of 1733 is unknown, but if we remember that before this time Franklin had taught himself enough of the engravers art to make small woodcuts of various sorts and plates for paper money, it is not entirely unreasonable to suggest that he may have copied the London map with his own hand." Miller 63; Evans 3710; Hildeburn 455; Wheat & Brun 474; Streeter Sale 950; Nicholas B. Wainwright, "Tale of a Runaway Cape: The Penn-Baltimore Agreement of 1732," in The Pennsylvania Magazine of History and Biography, Vol. 87, pp.251-93 (July 1963).

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        An Epistle to the Right Honourable Richard Lord Visc. Cobham

      London: Printed for Lawton Gilliver 1733. London: Printed for Lawton Gilliver, 1733.. First edition.. Some slight scuffing to the binding; a handsome copy.. Griffith 329; Rothschild 1611; NCBEL II, 507. Folio, 20th century red half straight-grained morocco, red cloth sides, gilt rules and lettering. Half-title and leaf of ads present. ¦ An epistle dedicated to Sir Richard Temple, Lord Cobham (1675-1749), a friend of Pope who had been disgraced by Walpole. Pope comes to Cobham's defense obliquely, writing about the difficulty of reading human character correctly, but the half-title is direct: "On the Knowledge and Characters of Men: To Richard Lord Cobham." See Mack, Alexander Pope, A Life, pages 596-600.

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        Ecole De Cavalerie. Contenant La Connoissance, L'Instruction, Et La Conservation Du Cheval. Avec Figures en Taille-Douce. Par M. De La Gueriniere, Ecuyer du roy

      Paris, Collombat 1733. 44 cm. (8), 276, (8) Seiten mit gestochenem Titel von L. Cars nach Ch. Parrocel, 23 Kupfertafeln, davon 4 doppelblattgroße und 4 gestochenen Vignetten von Lebas, Dupuis, Beauvois und a. nach Ch. Parrocel und A. Coquart. Gesprenkelter Festeinband, Ledereinband-Bd. der Zeit mit Rückenschild, Rückenvergoldung, dreiseitigem Farbschnitt und marmorierten Vorsätzen - Cohen / Ricci 587f. - Lipperheide 1965 Tc 44 - Mennessier II, 27 - Lewine S. 286 - Erste Folio-Ausgabe. La Guérinière beschrieb als erster eine systematische Ausbildung für das Pferd, die vom Leichten zum Schweren führt, und noch heute als Grundlage für die klassische Reitkunst gilt. "L'édition in fol. ... est un des plus beaux ouvrages qui aient paru en France sur le Cheval. Papier, caractères, tout est irréprochable et les belles pl. de Parrocel lui donnent une valeur particulière" (Mennessier). La Guérinière war und a. Lehrer der Reitakademie zu Caen und königlicher Stallmeister. Teil 3 des Werkes über Anatomie, Krankheiten und Operationen der Pferde ist nicht vom Autor, sondern von einem Arzt verfaßt (Vorwort). Die schönen Kupfer zeigen und a. Pferde mit und ohne Reiter, Zaumzeug, Sättel, verschiedene Gangarten, Dressurschritte und 6 Reiterporträts. Schönes, breitrandiges, fleckenfreies Exemplar; das Kupfer bei bei S. 74 ist oben knapp beschitten, Einband unauffällige Schabspuren, am Rücken ist das untere Kapital restauriert. - Sprache / Language: Französisch / French -

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        Vernünfftige Gedancken von Gott, der Welt und der Seele des Menschen, Auch allen Dingen überhaupt, Den Liebhabern der Wahrheit mitgetheilet. 3. vermehrte Auflage. (Teil 1: 5. vermehrte Auflage)

      Frankfurt, Andreä 1733. 17 cm. 2 Teile in 2 Bänden; (62), 672, (32), 16; (14), 675, (45) Seiten mit 2 gestochenen Frontispizes, Titel rot und schwarz gedruckt, Pergamentband der Zeit, Rotschnitt - Ziegenfuss II, 906 (Vgl.) - Ueberweg III, 449 (Vgl.) - Wolffs Metaphysik, erstmals 1719 erschienen, gab seinen Gegnern den Anlaß zu seiner Vertreibung aus Halle im Jahre 1723. Band 1 mit dem Anhang "Erinnerung, Wie er es künfftig mit den Einwürffen halten will, die wieder [sic] seine Schrifften gemacht werden" (6. Auflage 1736). Schönes Exemplar in bester Erhaltung. -

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        Mexico, New York, Fall of Niagara, Quebec

      Amsterdam: Covens & Mortier. unbound. very good. Views. Engraving with beautiful hand coloring. Each image measures about 5" x 10.5", collective images measure 11.75" x 22.75". Panoramic view of Mexico City, New York City, Niagara Falls and Quebec City from a reissue of Henry Popple's 1733 "A Map of the British Empire in America". The four views perhaps represent the area covered by the map: south (Mexico), central (New York City and Niagara Falls) and north (Quebec). Notable buildings are described in each view. Overall toning and scattered foxing. Chips to upper corners.

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