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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 recent marbled boards, printed paper title label to spine. Soiling to title page and verso of final leaf, light foxing to a few leaves. Early shelf label to head of title page, annotations to two leaves, interior otherwise clean. * 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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        The Horse-Hoing Husbandry: or, an Essay on the Principles of Tillage and Vegetation. Wherein is shewn a method of introducing a sort of vineyard-culture into the corn-fields, in order to increase their product, and diminish the common expence; by the use of instruments described in cuts. [Bound with:] A Supplement to the Essay on Horse-Hoing Husbandry...

      London: Printed for the Author, 1733-40.. Second edition, 4to, 2 parts in one, [2], x, 200, [2 index]; [3], 206-274, [4 index]pp., lacking initial imprimatur leaf, D1 (contents) bound after title instead of preface, 7 engraved plates (of which 6 are folding), some minimal worming to margins of several leaves, cont. calf, a little rubbed, rebacked, corners repaired.A much enlarged version of the first edition of 1731, and the first to contain plates of Tull's revolutionary farming implements. Fussell, p.4; PMM 188; Goldsmiths'-Kress, no. 7065.

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        Quinti Horatii Flacci Opera

      London: John Pine [Iohannes Pine], 1733-37. First edition. Hardcover. Near fine. Yes. Two volumes. Contemporary full crimson leather, intricately tooled in a 'cottage' design on all boards. Sometime rebacked in matching leather. The reback is itself a work of art: The spines are in 6 compartments, separated by raised bands tooled in gilt. The second compartments contain the title bordered in simple gilt lines; the third contain the volume numbers surrounded by intricate gilt corners; and the remaining compartments are filled with gilt tooling in repeating designs and echoing the 18th century board designs. Original marbled endpapers. Gilt rolls along edges and inner dentelles. The text is entirely engraved and complemented by engraved initials, head and tail pieces, text illustrations and full page frontispieces. First issue, with the misprint on p. 108 of Vol. II. Light wear to boards. A fine and handsome copy of a fine and handsome edition. ESYC T46226.

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        Dudaim eller andelige blommor, i tiden med en särdeles flijt och moget wahl sammanhämptade, och efter auctoris död uppå mångens åstundan och begiäran nu å nyo andra gången uplagde och i sin tilbörlige krantz infästade.

      (I)-III. Sthlm, B. G. Schneider, 1733. 4:o. Grav. porträtt,(8),24,27-98 + (8),220,(12) + (8),95,(7,2 blanka) s. Titelbladet till första delen tryckt i rött och svart. Med tryckta musiknoter i texten. Ngt nött enkelt samtida hfrbd med upphöjda bind och titeln i guld på infärgat ngt flagnat svart fält. Stänkta snitt. Tredje delens andra ark är tryckt på ett annorlunda papper som är lätt bruntonat. Enstaka småfläckar, se t.ex. s. 37 i första delen och s. 49 samt 191-94 i den andra. Tredje delen med reva i s. 31, lagad i äldre tid med viss textförlust. I övrigt ett mycket trevligt och stort ex. med någon enstaka råkant. Från det Grillska biblioteket på Österby och ur Olof Lagercrantz boksamling.. De två första delarna utkom första gången 1714-15. Utgiven av Peter Frisch medan tredje delen är utgiven av Olof Lindsten. Med hyllningsverser av Frese, Lindsten, Lohman m.fl. Köpmannen Claes Grills (1705-67) bibliotek kom att ärvas till Österbybruk och såldes tillsammans med senare tillkomna böcker på auktion 1885 av P. A. Tamms arvingar. Detta ex. fanns med i Björck & Börjessons klassiska katalog 333 som nummer 3742

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        The English malady:or, a treatise of nervous diseases of all kinds, as spleen, vapours, lowness of spirits, hypochondriacal, and hysterical distempers, &c

      G. StrahanThree parts, separate titles for each part. 8vo. [vi], xxxii, [ii], 370 pp., plus 6 pages publisher's advertisements. Woodcut head- and tailpieces. Modern calf, new endpapers; some minor browning, still a handsome copy. First edition of this celebrated book in which Cheyne discusses, among other subjects, the tendency towards suicide and the causes and cures of corpulence. His account of psychopathological disorders was probably the most read and widely influential English language psychiatric book published in the eighteenth century. In addition, Cheyne (1671-1743) treats the nature, cause, and cure of nervous distempers, detailing a variety of cases. G&M, 4840.

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        Opera. 2 vols.

      London, John Pine, 1733-37. Royal 8vo. Bound in 2 cont. uniform red full morocco. 5 raised bands on backs, backs richly gilt, boards richly gilt, inner gilt borders on boards, all edges of boards gilt, all edges gilt. Vol. 1 neatly rebacked, vol. 2 w. a bit worn hinges. Corners bumped. Internally mint condition. Front- and end-papers in silk, printed on fine, thick paper, broad margins. Copper-engr. throughout, plates and vignettes as well as text.. First editon, first issue ("post est Caesar" in sted of "potest Caesar" on medal p. 108, vol II) with the first impressions. This beautiful work, said to be the finest illustrated English book of the 18th century, became a main inspiration for the art of bookillustration. "This edition is much esteemed by the curious. The text is ENGRAVED as well as the numerous and beautiful vignettes which accompany it: of these vignettes, the copies which contain the FIRST IMPRESSIONS are valuable and much sought after." (Dibdin II: 108).Inserted a HANDWRITTEN AND SIGNED NOTE BY PINE, dated "November 5 - 1743." The note is a receipt, stating that Pine received one pound sixteen shilling for a set of Horace

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        OPERE VOLGARI E LATINE NOVELLAMENTE RACCOLTE, ORDINATE ED ILLUSTRATE COME NELLA SEGUENTE LETTERA PUO' VEDERSI DA GIO. ANTONIO E GAETANO VOLPI.

      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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        An Essay on Hunting

      Oxford Arms in Warwick-Lane, London: J Roberts, 1733 EXTRA illustrated. Bound in full brown leather, rabbit hunting scene by horse in gilt within gilt box to front cover, rear cover has gilt image of fox head and laurels. Spine has been relaid at some stage, but keeping the original which has raised bands, lots of gilt tooling, hunting scenes, title in gilt. Internally, gilt tooling to turn ins, marbled endpapers, front and rear blanks have some light foxing to edges, decorative B&W frontis, text block head in gilt, title page in red and black ink within double black ink lines, followed by 92 pages of text with 12 coloured plates and 36 B&W plates, all with tissue guards, by Howill (mainly), Woodward and Cruickshank, Rowlandson, Tomson, McKenzie, Gilpin, Marshall, Cooper etc. Many of Howitt's plates are dated 1798 or 99 and some state that they were also republished by Edward Orme in 1812 (his sporting book?). There is a wonderful double page pen and ink plate by Rowlandson. The coloured plates are mostly, 1801 or 2. Articles and plates on Horses, Foxhunting, Hare running, Shewing a Horse, Hare Hunting, Otter hunting, The Badger and more. Fascinating. Copac states copies at V&A and the National trust. It was originally published in 1733 and there were supposedly copies of it reproduced in 1803 and possibly later. It also states that it came with 1 plate, so the remainder were tipped in at a later stage?. All a bit of a mystery but a wonderful book, and possibly a little uncommon! (Halkett & Laing state author was Thomas Gosden) (pencil note to fep states author was not Gosden but by Rev Mr Squire Am, Chancellor of Wells?) (ESTC N31090

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        Quinti Horatii Flacci Opera

      London: Iohannes Pine (John Pine). 1733 & 1737. First Edition. Hardcover. Contemporary full calf rebacked with five raised bands on spine with gilt decoration and contrasting spine label bearing gilt titles, boards with elaborate gilt border and inside gilt dentelles, marbled endpapers with bookplate to front pastedowns, leaf H1 in vol 2 with neatly repaired closed tear, engraved frontis to each vol and numerous engraved initials and illustrations throughout. The work was printed entirely from engraved plates and this is the 1st issue without the correction to the engraving on p.108 of volume 2 and has been bound without the 'List of Antiques' in volume 1. , John Pine (1690-1756) was an English engraver, designer and cartographer. Biographical sketches often refer to Pine as being black or of African ancestry but the veracity of these claims is uncertain and a portrait of Pine by his good friend William Hogarth does nothing to settle the matter. What is known of Pine is that he was a member of the Freemasons and that this and his work for them, he produced the annual engraved list of member Lodges, undoubtedly helped his career as an artist. Pine is rightly considered the finest English engraver of the 18th century and the work offered here is in many ways his masterpiece. However his legacy is greater than simply the work he produced; together with Hogarth he was instrumental in the creation of law to protect artists' copyrights and was among those who began the process of establishing the Royal Academy of Arts, a project not completed until after his death. , 8vo 8" - 9" tall, [32] 264 [2] & [24] 191 [15] pp .

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        Schwäbische Chronick, Worinnen zu finden ist, was sich von Erschaffung der Welt an biß auf das Jahr 1596. in Schwaben ... zugetragen ... Aus dem Lateinischen erstmals übersetzt, und mit einer Continuation vom Jahr 1596. biß 1733. Auch einem Vollständigen Register versehen. Nebst einer Vorrede, dem Leben des Autoris und einer Alphabetischen Nachricht von mehr denn tausenden gedruckt- und ungedruckten Schrifften, so Schwaben gantz oder zum Theil betreffen ... von Johann Jacob Moser

      Frankfurt, Metzler 1733. 35 cm. 2 Bände; (16), 959 (irrig 963), (1 weiß); (2), 738, 95, (87, letzte weiß) Seiten Etwas spätere Halbleder-Bände mit Rückenvergoldung - NDB III, 433 - Brunet VI, 26586 - Graesse II, 305 - Wegele 394 - Erste deutsche Ausgabe seiner "Annales Suevici", bis 1733 fortgeführt von Johann Jakob Moser. Diese äußerst umfangreiche Chronik, sein Hauptwerk, ist eine Hauptquelle für die schwäbische Geschichte. "... eine Unsumme von Material zusammengetragen; dadurch ist das Werk, so unverarbeitet es sein mag, noch heute willkommen" (NDB). Etwas berieben, Rücken restauriert, stellenweise leicht stockfleckig -

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        Freywillig aufgesprungener Granat-Apffel des christlichen Samariters. Oder: Aus Christlicher Liebe des Nächsten eröffnete Geheimnisse vieler vortrefflicher bewährter Artzneyen aus berühmter Leibaertzten oder Medicin-Doctorn, lang gepflogener Erfahrenheit von der Durchlauchtigen Hertzogin, Fürstin und Frauen, Frauen Eleonora Maria Rosalia, Hertzogin zu Troppau und Jägerndorff, geb. Fürstin zu Lichtenstein zusammengetragen. Samt einer Diät, wie sich bey jeder Kranckheit in Essen und Trincken zu verhalten; wie auch einem neuen Kochbuch in welchem allerhand rare und denen Patienten zu verschiedenen Kranckheiten ersprießliche Speisen vorgeschrieben werden. [Band 1]

      Nürnberg, Schmidt 1733. 227 cm. (4), 588, (10) Seiten mit gestochener Titelvignette. Leder der Zeit mit Rückentitel. - Horn / Arndt 126 (Ausg. 1731) - Wellcome II, 518 - Ferchl 141 - Ferguson I, 235 - Neuausgabe der "Sechs Bücher userlesener Artzney ...", des verbreitetsten Kompendiums der Volksmedizin zur Barockzeit (= bis S. 466 incl. Register. Darauf folgt mit eigenem Titel und Register das Kochbuch mit 531 Kochrezepten. Stellenweise gebräunt, die Blätter O2, O3 und O4 sind in verkehrter Reihenfolge eingebunden, S. 143 Einriß überklebt (mit geringem Textverlust). -

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        CALLIGRAPHY. PRESENTATION MANUSCRIPT, "TO | HER ROYAL HIGHNESS | ANNE PRINCESS ROYAL | THE | FLOWER AND THE LEAF [BY JOHN DRYDEN] ", PRODUCED BY HENRIETTA LOUISA, LADY POMFRET

      1733 DESCRIPTION: in a fine and delicate hand, on vellum, text on rectos only, in greenish-brown ink heightened in gilt, with elaborate coloured and gilt borders incorporating wreaths, flowers, birds, lions' heads, and swags, the arms of the Princess Royal in lozenge at the head and the Pomfret arms on the versos, in contemporary green velvet, silk floral endpapers, gilt edges, 52 pages, 4to, 1733, lacking ties, catalogue description laid down on front free endpapers, splitting at gutter, some wear to binding . CATALOGUE NOTE: a fine georgian royal relic, probably a gift on princess anne's betrothal to william iv of orange-nassau. This manuscript was executed by Henrietta Louisa Fermor (1698-1761), Countess of Pomfret, Lady of the Bedchamber to the Princess of Wales. A woman of high intellect, whose writings are said to have included works on Froissart and Van Dyke, Pomfret had a keen interest in calligraphy. A UNIQUE PIECE OF HISTORY!!!! MAGNIFICIENT!!!! Photos available upon request.

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        Le faux Aristarque reconnu, ou lettres critiques sur le dictionnaire néologique , Pantalon-Phoebus , le discours de Mathanasius , les voyages des deux Gulliver.... de l'abbé Desfontaines/ Anecdotes grecques, ou aventures secrètes d'Aridée

      A Amsterdam, à Paris: chez Guillaume Le Sincère, chez la veuve Guillaume, 1733. relié. grd in 12 (16,5x10cm). Editions originales de ces deux livres. Les anecdotes grecques paraissent rares, nous n'en avons trouvé qu'un seul exemplaire détenu par la British Library. Plein Veau glacé moucheté d'époque , dos à nerfs orné. Pièce de titre en maroquin rouge. Une étiquette de bibliothèque sur la coiffe de tête. Frottements divers , 2 coins émoussés. Le terme d'Aristarque (considéré comme l'inventeur de la critique au Ive siècle avant J. C.) désignait sous l'ancien régime le critique judicieux et éclairé. L'ouvrage constitue (en dehors des épigrammes de Voltaire) l'un des textes les plus virulents écrit contre l'abbé Desfontaine, Dans ces « lettres critiques », l'auteur s'attache à dénoncer en détail les erreurs, invraisemblances et barbarismes de Desfontaines. L'« Avertissement » donne le ton : Pitaval lui dénie presque toute œuvre originale, et dénonce « Le plagiarisme de l'Abbé Desfontaines qui s'attribuë des Livres qui ne sont pas éclos de son cerveau ». Le Dictionnaire néologique ne serait pas de lui et « Mercure le Dieu des Plagiaires est son patron. » non plus que la traduction de Gulliver. L'exemple de Pitaval est représentatif : les attaques contre la critique littéraire de Desfontaines vont souvent de pair avec l'accusation de plagiat. Les critiques poursuivront ces attaques après la mort de Desfontaines, enterrant les pratiques d'une ancienne critique très répandue au XVII et au XVIIIe et favorisant l'essor d'une nouvelle et vraie critique. Les anecdotes grecques sont un roman historique sur le frère d'Alexandre le Grand. Nous l'avons trouvé sous le nom d'Aridée à la British Library, bien que ce nom soit aussi celui du héros. - chez Guillaume Le Sincère, chez la veuve Guillaume, A Amsterdam, à Paris _1733, 1731, grd in 12 (16,5x10cm), xi, (1bc) 250pp. et viij, 240pp., Un Vol. relié. - Un Vol. relié

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        Vegetable staticks and Statical Essays Containing Haemastaticks

      W. & J. Innys; Innys & Manby; Woodward London: W. & J. Innys; Innys & Manby; Woodward, 1727-1733. No Dust Jacket. Hales, Stephen (1677-1761). (1) Vegetable staticks: Or, an account of some statical experiments on the sap in vegetables. . . . 8vo. [7], vii, [2], 376pp. (roman-numbered pages have even-numbered rectos and odd-numbered versos). 19 engraved plates. London: W. & J. Innys, 1727. 193 x 121 mm. Paneled calf c. 1727, gilt spine, label renewed, light wear. (2) Statical essays: containing haemastaticks. . . . 8vo. xxii, [26], 361, [23]pp. London: W. Innys. . . , 1733. 197 x 122 mm. Mottled calf, gilt-ruled spine c. 1733, skillfully rebacked, label renewed. Together 2 volumes. Very good. Bookplate of distinguished British pathologist Alastair Robb-Smith (1908-2000) in Statical Essays. First Editions. Hales initiated a new stage in physiological experimentation with his "statical" methods, which were characterized by precise quantitative measurements, repetition and the used of controls, and were based on the assumption that that the known laws of matter operated in the bodies of plants and animals as well as in non-living materials. In his investigations of plant physiology, described in Vegetable Staticks, Hales studied the movement of water in plants, determining that leaf suction is the main force by which water is raised through a plant, and showing that plants lose water constantly via transpiration through their leaves. He also demonstrated that plants do not have a true circulation, and developed techniques to measure the varying rates of growth in different plant structures. Vegetable Staticks is the first volume of Hales's Statical Essays, the second volume of which (Haemastaticks) appeared in 1733. Haemastaticks, which was published to accompany the second edition of Hales' Vegetable Staticks, records "Hales' 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 the blood-pressure measuring instruments now in universal use" (Garrison-Morton 765). In the course of his work Hales indirectly discovered vasodilatation and vasoconstriction. Concluding that the force of the arterial blood in the capillaries could not be sufficient to produce muscular motion, he suggested a force regulated by the nerves, and perhaps electrical. "Hales was therefore the first physiologist to suggest, with some evidence to support it, the role of electricity in neuromuscular phenomena" (Dictionary of Scientific Biography). The title Statical Essays does not appear in the first edition of Vegetable Staticks; it was first applied to the whole work on the publication of the second edition (1731). Horblit 45a (Vegetable Staticks); 45b (Haemastaticks). Printing and the Mind of Man 189. DSB. Dibner, Heralds of Science, 26. Henrey 777. Morton, History of Botany, pp. 246-54.

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        Map of the British Empire in America with the French and Spanish Settlements adjacent Thereto

      London: William Toms, 1733. THE FIRST LARGE-SCALE PRINTED MAP OF COLONIAL NORTH AMERICA Ten engraved maps with original hand color on twenty sheets: left maps 21" x 543/4"; right maps 21" x 393/4" References: Seymour I. Schwartz & Ralph E. Ehrenberg, The Mapping of America (New York, 1980), 151-152; Mark Babinski, Henry Popple's 1733 Map of The British Empire in North America (Garwood, NJ, 1998); M.B. Pritchard and H.M. Taliaferro, Degrees of Latitude: Mapping Colonial America (Williamsburg, 2002), 134-41. Henry Popple's Map of the British Empire in America marks the beginning of a new epoch in the mapping of America, and was the first in a series of maps published up to the 1760s that would catapult England to the forefront in the study of the geography of the continent. Commissioned by the Lord Commissioner of Trade and Plantation, it was intended as a tool for mediating disputes arising from the competing claims of English, French and Spanish colonists. In the years when this map was made, territorial disputes demanded current and precise geographical knowledge, and copies of Popple's map were sent to the governors of each English colony for official use. The map illustrates the growth of knowledge about the interior of the American Northeast, and there is much information regarding settlements and natives in the areas of the Great Lakes. Popple's map is a compilation of French and English sources, primarily Guillaume Delisle's "Carte du Canada" 1703 and "Carte de la Louisiana et Cours du Mississippi" 1718; , as well as the maps of Herman Moll. The most valuable contribution is in the area of the American Southeast, where the map incorporates information from the highly important survey by Colonel John Barnwell, circa 1722, which was the first detailed English map of the southern frontier. Information for the printed map was compiled at least as early as 1727, a date that appears on a signed manuscript draft by Popple now in the British Museum, although the actual draftsman of the final map was Clement Lempriere, an English military cartographer who worked in the Corps of Engineers. Of the four inset views, two are of special note. The first, of New York City, is an early copy of William Burgis's "South Prospect of the Flourishing City of New York," circa 1720. A second perspective view, of Quebec, is based on the manuscripts of Franquelin Joliet, which were previously published in French maps by De Fer and Châtelain. Seventeen detailed charts depict major islands and ports on the American coast and in the Caribbean. Boston, New York and Charleston are included, the latter based on the important inset to Edward Crisp's map of 1711. Numerous legends note historical and topographical features, including the route of Spanish fleet through the Bahama Channel and a vignette depicting the engagement of Sir Charles Wagner against the Spanish off Cartagena.. Book.

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        A Map of the British Empire in America with the French and Spanish settlements adjacent thereto

      London: "Engrav'd by Willm. Henry Toms", "1733" [but circa 1735]. Folio. (20 1/2 x 15 3/8 inches). Engraved map by William Henry Toms, with very fine full contemporary hand-colouring (with twenty-two integral inset views and plans) on 15 double-page and 5 single-page sheets, with full contemporary hand-colouring, mounted on guards throughout. (Without the table of contents leaf as usual, and without the double-page key map by Toms). Expertly bound to style in half 18th-century russia over original 18th-century marbled paper-covered boards, spine gilt with red morocco spine label, modern blue morocco-backed cloth box, titled in gilt. A monument to 18th-century American cartography: a highly attractive fully- coloured copy of the first large-scale map of North America, and the first printed map to show the thirteen colonies. Popple maps with full contemporary colour are exceedingly rare. Popple produced this map under the auspices of the Lord Commissioners of Trade and Plantations to help settle disputes arising from the rival expansion of English, Spanish and French colonies. "France claimed not only Canada, but also territories drained by the Mississippi and it's tributaries - in practical terms, an area of half a continent" (Goss The Mapping Of North America p.122.) The present copy of Popple's map, with its full contemporary hand-colouring, would have been particularly useful in these disputes. Mark Babinski in his masterly monograph on this map notes that 'The typical coloring of fully colored copies ... is described best by a contemporary manuscript legend on the end-paper affixing the Key map to the binding in the King George III copy at the British Library: "Green - Indian Countrys. Red - English. Yellow - Spanish. Blue - French. Purple - Dutch." The careful demarcation of the disputed areas by colour would have made the identification of whether a particular location was in one or another 'zone' a great deal easier. Thus the colouring adds a whole new dimension to a map that is usually only seen in its uncoloured state, and perhaps suggests that the copies with full hand-colouring were originally produced for some as-yet-unrediscovered official use to do with the international land disputes of the time. Benjamin Franklin, on May 22, 1746, ordered two copies of this map, "one bound the other in sheets," for the Pennsylvania Assembly. It was the only map of sufficient size and grandeur available - and the map is on a grand scale: if actually assembled it would result in a rectangle over eight feet square. Its coverage extends 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 handsome pictorial insets, including views of New York City, Niagara Falls, Mexico City, and Quebec, and inset maps of Boston, Charles-Town, Providence, Bermuda, and a number of others. "Little is known of Henry Popple except that he came from a family whose members had served the Board of Trade and Plantations for three generations, a connection that must have been a factor in his undertaking the map, his only known cartographic work" (McCorkle America Emergent 21.) Babinski has made a detailed study of the issues and states of the Popple map. This copy is in Babinski's state 6: the imprint on sheet 20 reads "London Engrav'd by Willm. Henry Toms 1733" (i.e. without R. W. Searle's name), sheet one includes the engraved figure "l" in the upper left corner just above the intersection of the two neat lines and engraved sheet numbers have been added to the upper right corners of each sheet. Mark Babinski Henry Popple's 1733 map (New Jersey, 1998) (ref); Brown Early Maps of the Ohio Valley 14; cf. Cumming The Southeast in Early Maps 216, 217; Degrees of Latitude 24, state 4 (but with engraved number to sheet 1); E. McSherry Fowble Two Centuries of Prints in America 1680-1880 (1987), 6, 7; cf. John Goss The Mapping of North America (1990) 55 (key map only); Graff 3322; Howes P481, "b"; Lowery 337 & 338; McCorkle America Emergent 21; Phillips Maps p.569; Sabin 64140; Schwartz & Ehrenberg p.151; Streeter Sale 676; Stephenson & McKee Virginia in Maps, map II-18A-B.

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        THE LIFE And most Surprizing ADVENTURES OF ROBINSON CRUSOE, of YORK, Mariner. WHO Lived Eight and Twenty Years in an Uninhabited Island on the Coast of America, lying near the Mouth of the Great River of Oroonoque: Having been cast on Shore by Shipwreck, wherein all the Men were drowned, but Himself: As also a Relation how he was wonderfully deliver'd by Pyrates. The whole Three Volumes faithfully Abridg'd, and set forth with Cuts proper to the Subject

      London: Printed for A. Bettesworth and C. Hitch in Pater-noster-Row, J. Brotherton and W. Meadows in Cornhill, S. Birt in Avemary-Lane, J. Osborn in Pater-noster-Row, and J. Hodges on London-Bridge, [1733]. Fourth edition (variant). Front board attached by cords, rear board detached (but present). Front free endpaper loose, lacking R7 (pp. 373-374), old brown ink inscriptions (se below) on front leaves. 16mo. [FP leaf], [6], pp.1-372, 375-376. (A)4, & (B-I)12, (K-Q)12, R1-R6, R8. Only wanting R7 (pp.373-374). The FP is A1. Pages 298 and 299 are misnumbered as pages 288 and 289, respectively. Three volumes, abridged, in one Illustrated with marvellous woodcuts early leather binding with gilt rules on boards [Title page for vols. II and III, K1r:] THE FARTHER ADVENTURES OF Robinson Crusoe. Wherein are contain'd, Several Strange and Surprizing ACCOUNTS of all his Travels, and most Remarkable Transactions, both by Sea and Land: With his wonderful Vision of the Angelick World. VOL. II. and III. Written Originally by Himself, and now faithfully Abridg'd. The FOURTH EDITION. LONDON: Printed in the Year MDCCXXXIII.& & Ownership inscriptions on paste-downs, front free endpaper, recto of free endpaper, and R8v (p.376). These are of [Mrs. R. Welde?], Sarah Collett (1771), and John Grace (1782-1788). Grace obtained the book as a gift from Sarah Collett. 'First published in April 1719' written (neatly) at the top of the title page, outside the double rule. Otherwise the free endpapers and both title pages are fine and clean.& & The text is printed in an unsual fount and has woodcuts throughout. This is the 'Bettesworth' variant, which is & rarer than the 'Bettsworth' variant (N55140). Hutchins does not note this variant. This abridged edition may have & been written by Thomas Gent, the printer (1693-1778) who wrote one of the two redactions associated with Edward Midwinter.& & ESTC locates copies in the Opie collection at the Bodleian and at McMaster (Canada). Of the two variants, this is the rarer [ESTC N68162, Not in Hutchins].

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        A Map of the British Empire in America with the French and Spanish settlements adjacent thereto

      London: "Engrav'd by Willm. Henry Toms", "1733" [but circa 1735]. Folio. (20 1/2 x 15 inches). Engraved map by William Henry Toms, with very fine full contemporary hand-colouring (with twenty-two integral inset views and plans) on 15 double-page and 5 single-page sheets, with full contemporary hand-colouring, mounted on guards throughout, with the double-page key map by Toms, hand-coloured in outline. With the Contents leaf, laid in. Expertly bound to style in half 18th-century russia over original 18th- century coated paper-covered boards, spine gilt with red morocco spine label, modern blue morocco-backed cloth box, titled in gilt on the 'spine'. A monument to 18th-century American cartography: a highly attractive fully-coloured copy of the first large-scale map of North America, and the first printed map to show the thirteen colonies. Popple maps with full contemporary colour are exceedingly rare, we have handled only one other copy, and the only other comparable example to have appeared at auction in the past thirty years is the Siebert/Freilich copy. Popple produced this map under the auspices of the Lord Commissioners of Trade and Plantations to help settle disputes arising from the rival expansion of English, Spanish and French colonies. "France claimed not only Canada, but also territories drained by the Mississippi and it's tributaries - in practical terms, an area of half a continent" (Goss The Mapping Of North America p.122.) The present copy of Popple's map, with its full contemporary hand-colouring, would have been particularly useful in these disputes. Mark Babinski in his masterly monograph on this map notes that 'The typical coloring of fully colored copies ... is described best by a contemporary manuscript legend on the end-paper affixing the Key map to the binding in the King George III copy at the British Library: "Green - Indian Countrys. Red - English. Yellow - Spanish. Blue - French. Purple - Dutch." The careful demarcation of the disputed areas by colour would have made the identification of whether a particular location was in one or another 'zone' a great deal easier. Thus the colouring adds a whole new dimension to a map that is usually only seen in its uncoloured state, and perhaps suggests that the copies with full hand-colouring were originally produced for some as-yet-unrediscovered official use to do with the international land disputes of the time. Benjamin Franklin, on May 22, 1746, ordered two copies of this map, "one bound the other in sheets," for the Pennsylvania Assembly. It was the only map of sufficient size and grandeur available - and the map is on a grand scale: if actually assembled it would result in a rectangle over eight feet square. Its coverage extends 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 handsome pictorial insets, including views of New York City, Niagara Falls, Mexico City, and Quebec, and inset maps of Boston, Charles-Town, Providence, Bermuda, and a number of others. "Little is known of Henry Popple except that he came from a family whose members had served the Board of Trade and Plantations for three generations, a connection that must have been a factor in his undertaking the map, his only known cartographic work" (McCorkle America Emergent 21.) Babinski has made a detailed study of the issues and states of the Popple map. This copy is in Babinski's state 5: the imprint on sheet 20 reads "London Engrav'd by Willm. Henry Toms 1733", and sheet one includes the engraved figure "1" in the upper left corner just above the intersection of the two neat lines. The small format table of contents is not present, but according to Babinski this is not unusual, indeed it was the case with two thirds of the copies examined. The key map is in Babinski's state 1, with only Toms' name below the border at the bottom and no additional place names in the 17 small insets. This copy also notable for containing the very rare Contents leaf, titled "The Contents of each Sheet of the Twenty Plates of Mr. Popple's Map of America." We have handled only one other copy of the map complete with this ephemeral addition. Mark Babinski Henry Popple's 1733 map (New Jersey, 1998) (ref); Brown Early Maps of the Ohio Valley 14; cf. Cumming The Southeast in Early Maps 216, 217; Degrees of Latitude 24, state 4 (but with engraved number to sheet 1); E. McSherry Fowble Two Centuries of Prints in America 1680-1880 (1987), 6, 7; cf. John Goss The Mapping of North America (1990) 55 (key map only); Graff 3322; Howes P481, "b"; Lowery 337 & 338; McCorkle America Emergent 21; Phillips Maps p.569; Sabin 64140; Schwartz & Ehrenberg p.151; Streeter Sale 676; Stephenson & McKee Virginia in Maps, map II-18A-B.

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        A MAP OF THE BRITISH EMPIRE IN AMERICA WITH THE FRENCH AND SPANISH SETTLEMENTS ADJACENT THERETO

      London: Engrav'd by Willm. Henry Toms, 1733 [but ca. 1735].. Engraved map by William Henry Toms, with very fine full contemporary hand- coloring (with twenty-two integral inset views and plans) on fifteen double-page and five single-page sheets, mounted on guards throughout, with the double-page key map by Toms, handcolored in outline. With the contents leaf, laid in. Folio. Expertly bound to style in half 18th- century russia over original 18th-century coated paper-covered boards, spine gilt, red morocco label. Very good. In a blue half morocco and cloth box, titled in gilt on the spine. A monument to 18th-century American cartography: a highly attractive fully colored copy of the first large- scale map of North America, and the first printed map to show the thirteen colonies. Popple maps with full contemporary color are exceedingly rare; we have handled only one other copy, and the only other comparable example to have appeared at auction in the past thirty years is the Siebert/Freilich copy. Popple produced this map under the auspices of the Lord Commissioners of Trade and Plantations to help settle disputes arising from the rival expansion of English, Spanish, and French colonies. "France claimed not only Canada, but also territories drained by the Mississippi and its tributaries - in practical terms, an area of half a continent" - Goss, p.122. The present copy of Popple's map, with its full contemporary hand-coloring, would have been particularly useful in these disputes. Mark Babinski, in his masterly monograph on this map, notes: "The typical coloring of fully colored copies...is described best by a contemporary manuscript legend on the end-paper affixing the Key map to the binding in the King George III copy at the British Library: 'Green - Indian Countrys. Red - English. Yellow - Spanish. Blue - French. Purple - Dutch.'" The careful demarcation of the disputed areas by color would have made the identification of whether a particular location was in one or another "zone" a great deal easier. Thus the coloring adds a whole new dimension to a map that is usually only seen in its uncolored state, and perhaps suggests that the copies with full hand-coloring were originally produced for some as-yet unrediscovered official use to do with the international land disputes of the time. Benjamin Franklin, on May 22, 1746, ordered two copies of this map, "one bound the other in sheets," for the Pennsylvania Assembly. It was the only map of sufficient size and grandeur available - and the map is on a grand scale: if actually assembled it would result in a rectangle over eight feet square. Its coverage extends 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 handsome pictorial insets, including views of New York City, Niagara Falls, Mexico City, and Quebec, and inset maps of Boston, Charles-Town, Providence, Bermuda, and a number of others. "Little is known of Henry Popple except that he came from a family whose members had served the Board of Trade and Plantations for three generations, a connection that must have been a factor in his undertaking the map, his only known cartographic work" - McCorkle. Babinski has made a detailed study of the issues and states of the Popple map. This copy is in Babinski's state 5: the imprint on sheet 20 reads, "London Engrav'd by Willm. Henry Toms 1733"; and sheet one includes the engraved figure "1" in the upper left corner just above the intersection of the two neat lines. The very rare small format table of contents is present. The key map is in Babinski's state 1, with only Toms' name below the border at the bottom and no additional place names in the 17 small insets. Mark Babinski, HENRY POPPLE'S 1733 MAP (New Jersey, 1998) (ref). BROWN, EARLY MAPS OF THE OHIO VALLEY 14. CUMMING, THE SOUTHEAST IN EARLY MAPS 216, 217 (refs). DEGREES OF LATITUDE 24, state 4 (but with engraved number to sheet 1). FOWBLE, TWO CENTURIES OF PRINTS IN AMERICA 1680-1880 (1987), 6, 7. JOHN GOSS, THE MAPPING OF NORTH AMERICA (1990), 55 (key map only). GRAFF 3322. HOWES P481, "b." LOWERY 337, 338. McCORKLE 21. PHILLIPS MAPS, p.569. SABIN 64140. SCHWARTZ & EHRENBERG, p.151. STREETER SALE 676. STEPHENSON & McKEE, VIRGINIA IN MAPS, map II-18A-B.

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        ...Opera

      Entirely engraved throughout, both text & illus. and richly illustrated with initials, head- & tail-pieces, vignettes & full-page illus. 16 p.l., 176, [3], 179-264, [2] pp.; 12 p.l., 48, [3], 50-94, [3], 96-152, [3], 154-172, [3], 174-191, [17] pp. (the last leaf a blank). Two vols. in one. Thick 8vo, cont. olive green morocco with the ticket of Padeloup le Jeune on first title, covers richly gilt, arms in gilt on both covers of Philippe Laurent de Joubert, spine divided into six compartments, four richly gilt, the second & third with red morocco labels gilt, inner covers with doublures of olive morocco borders & inlaid panel of red morocco, both richly gilt, gold metallic endpapers, a.e.g. London: J. Pine, 1733-37. First edition, issue with "potest" on page 108, of this magnificently engraved book, "the most elegant of English eighteenth-century books in which text and illustrations alike are entirely engraved."-Ray, p. 3. This is a particularly fine and luxurious copy, bound by Padeloup le Jeune for Philippe Laurent de Joubert, art collector and financier (president of the Cour des Comptes of Montpellier and later treasurer of the États de Languedoc). This copy later belonged to Thomas Westwood (1814-88), poet and bibliographer of angling and Edward J. Bullrich (both with bookplates). "John Pine (1690-1756) may well have been the pupil of Bernard Picart, the great French engraver at Amsterdam: he was the best English engraver in the first half of the century. His edition of Horace is engraved throughout, text as well as ornament... "The results are a unity between decoration and text which at times suggests Didot's Horace of 1799; a contrast between thick and thin strokes in the letters which naturally follows from the engraving process but which foreshadows the type design of Baskerville, Bodoni, and Didot; and the wide 'leading' between the lines of text which did so much to give their pages a brilliant effect."-Printing & the Mind of Man, Exhibition of Fine Printing, no. 105. "The subscription list printed at the beginning of the book must be one of the most illustrious of its kind, naming the great and the good from every corner of Europe, including the kings of England, Spain, and Portugal."-ODNB. A fine copy in an outstanding doublée binding by Padeloup le Jeune. Quite uncommon in a fine contemporary French binding with arms. With the slightest of rubbing at a few extremities. ❧ Blumenthal, Art of the Printed Book, p. 24-"a tour de force." .

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        Neue gründlich- historisch- und physicalische Beschreibung des bey einer Zeit her zur Ungebühr übelberüchtigten holländischen See- oder Pfahl-Wurms/ aus gedruckt- und geschriebenen gewissen Nachrichten gezogen, worinnen die Wahrheit von dem, was man fälschlich ausgestreuet genau abgesondert, und verschiedenes so bishero wenig oder gar nicht erläutert war, mit sichern Urtheilen beleuchtet wird.

      Mit 4 gefalteten Kupfertafeln. 4 Bll., 62 S. HLdr. d. Zt. mit Rückenverg., Vorderdeckel mit kl. Wappensupralibros. Kl.-4°. Deliciae Cobresianae I, 423, 19; Engelmann, Bibliotheca historico-naturalis 444. - Über die Termiten der Meere, den Schiffsbohrwurm (eigentlich eine Muschel, Teredo navalis), der bereits römische Galeeren zerfraß und insgesamt 9 Schiffe des Christoph Kolumbus zum Sinken brachte. 1731 machten sich die gefräßigen Tiere über die hölzernen Deichtore in Holland her und lösten eine Sturmflut aus; die Wissenschaft begann sich nun mit den sonderbaren Tieren zu beschäftigen, 1758 endlich klassifizierte Linné den Schrecken der Seefahrt. - Der leider für mich nicht zu ermittelnde Autor vermerkt in seinem Vorwort: "Übrigens haben wir, weil doch die Materie, so neu sie immer ist, an sich selbt von einem verdrießlichen Wurm handelt, und leichtlich einen Eckel erwecken könte, sie mit einer muntern Schreib-Art würtzen ... desto geschmackvoller machen". Die interessanten Tafeln zeigen den Wurm, seine Bestandteile und befallene Holzstücke. - Schönes Exemplar!

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        Ragioni con le Quali si fonda il diritto, che s'appartiene agli Ecclesiastici, e luoghi pii circa l'acquisto dei beni stabili, e della erezione di nuove chiese, per dimostrare, che debbasi eseguire la volonta del barone D. Giuseppe de Mirto per la fondazione di un nuovo Collegio, e Chiesa da lui nel suo testamento, sotto l'istituto dei pp. della compagnia di Gesu, ordinata. + Pel Canonico D. Matteo Greco, rettore del Seminario Salernitano + Per D. Saverio Sergio contro D. Sifinio Sergio commessario il degnissimo Regio Consigliere Signor D. Gaetano Celani + Memoria che si presenta alla Real Camera di S. Chiara dal Vescovo D. Alfonzo di Liguori. Direttore dell'Adunanza de'sacerdoti missionarj del SS. Redentore. In virtu del Real Dispaccio di S.M.C de 9. decembre 1759

      NP Napoli: NP , 1733. First edition. Hardcover. vg. Quarto. (6) + 226pp + 31pp + 24pp + LX. Original full vellum binding. Marbled page edges. Some foxing throughout. Binding slightly soiled. Interesting work relating the various reasons of the Catholic Church's right to acquire real estate goods in order to erect new churches. Bound together are 3 other works, including the canonisation of D. Mateo Greco, published in Napoli in 1784. A judiciary verdict on a dispute between D. Saverio Sergio and D. Sifinio Sergio, published in Napoli in 1784, and a Memoir presented at the royal chamber of S. Chiara by Viscount D. Alfonso di Liguori. A leaf is missing in this work (XLVII and XLVIII). All works with engraved vignette on title-pages and decorative initials. Second and third volume with decorative headpieces. Text in Italian. Overall binding and interior in very good condition.

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        Biblia, Das ist Die gantze Heilige Schrifft Altes und Neues Testaments, verteutscht durch D. Martin Luthern...Mit Approbation...Theol. Facult. zu Leipzig...Nicol. Haas.

      Leipzig, Weidmannischen Handlung, 1733. Large 8vo. (23x15 cm.). Cont. full blac morocco. Former with clasps. All edges gilt. Back slightly rubbed. Gilt title. 3 engreved frontispieces, large engraved vignette, 19 engraved plates including 4 folded maps

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        Descrizione di tutte le pubbliche pitture della citta' di venezia e isole circonvincine: o sia rinnovazione delle ricche miniere di marco boschini, colla aggiunta di tutte le opere, che uscirono dal 1674 fino al presente 1733... in venezia, presso pietro bassaglia, 1733.

      Cm. 16, pp. (8) 486. Bell'antiporta allegorica incisa in rame, frontespizio in rosso e nero e capolettera istoriati. Solida legatura d'inizio '800 in mezza pelle con punte, dorso liscio con fregi, filetti e titoli in oro su tassello. Bell'esemplare, fresco ed in eccellente stato di conservazione. Non comune edizione originale di quest'ampio trattato che si propone come aggiornamento della prima opera artistica del Boschini (le ricche miniere del 1674). Cfr. Cicognara (4361): ""Libro assai ben fatto, e una delle migliori Guide di Venezia, con molte buone notizie intorno gli artisti..."".

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        Gazophylacium Rerum Naturalium E Regno egetabili, Animali & Minerali depromtarum, Cum figuris æneis ad vivum incisis. Oder Merckwürdige Naturalien = Cammer, welche Besondere Stücke, sowohl aus dem Gewächs= als Thier= und Mineralien= Reiche, uner schönen lebhafften Kuppfer=Stichen, vor Augen legt, Mit Lateinischer und Teutscher Erklärung und Register versehen.

      Leipzig, Zedlerischen Buchhandlung, 1733. Folio. (42,5x33,5 cm.). Fine recent half vellum. Bound with contemporary brown blank wrappers. Printed title in red and black. 6 unnumbered pages of "Verzeichniss und Erklärung derer Kupffer=Stiche". Engraved title-page (with animals depicted) and 34 fine engraved plates with Latin captions. (In all 35 engraved plates, as engraved title is without numbering and counted as No. 1 in "Verzeichnis", the other plates numb. 2-34). A few small tears to wrappers and title-page, repaired. Right margin of printed title-page strenghtened on verso (2 cm.). Some soiling to right margin of printed title-page. Small repairs to "Verzeichnis-leaves". Wide-margined. A few scattered marginal brownspots.. Scarce third issue of this fine "Cabinet of curiosities", the title (Gazophylacium) of which means treasure-trove. The first edition was issued in 1642 with the same plates and with the engraved title-page, but without the 3 leaves of "Verzeichnis". The first re-issue of 1716 does not have the engraved title-page and is without the "Verzeichnis-leaves". The second re-issue (the item offered) has both the engraved title-page and the 3 "Verzeichnis-leaves".The Gazophylacium portrays the plants, animals and minerals, with occasional brief identifying or descriptive captions on the plate, in the natural history cabinet first formed by Basilius Besler and his brother Hieronymous, and continued by Hieronymous's son, Michael Rupert Besler. Among the typical Wunderkammer-contents are a unicorn horn, a hyoidal bone of a swan, a beak of a hornbill, a bird of paradise, a carved nautilus shell, an "Archimboldo"-grotesque of shells, pyritised ammonites, asbestos, "ruin" marble, engraved gems, and antique coins, along with unica such as Johann Zizka's sword. Many rare plants and birds are depicted, along with ethnographic objects such as a Brazilian Indian girdle made from the nuts of the Brazilian tree Cerbera ahovai etc. etc.-Hunt No 238 (1642 edition) - Pritzel No. 747 (1716 edition) - BMC (NH), 1716 edition

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        Quinti Horatii Flacci opera.

      1-2. London, Iohannes Pine, 1733-37. 8vo. Engr. front.,+ (30),+ 176,+ (2),+ 177-264,+ (1) engr. pp; engr. front,+ (22),+ 48,+ (2),+ 49-152,+ (2),+ 153-172,+ (2),+ 173-191,+ (blank),+ (13) engr. pp. Minor spotting. Contemporary full calf, spine gilt with raised bands and red and blue labels. Two volumes, minor crack at front hinge to volume one. From the library of Georg Macy, with his book plate "G.M." Cohen-Ricci 497. Lewine p. 246. Moss II, 23f. Second impression with "post est" corrected to "potest" on the medallion on page 108 in part two. Fine copy of John Pine's classic edition of the works of Horace, with all the illustrations and the entire text engraved. Georg Macy was the founder of the Limited editions Club

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        Gründlicher Unterricht von der Theoria und Praxi der heutigen Büchsen=Meisterey, Als auch des Ernst=Feuer=Wercks Nach der Methode des...Mr. de Vauban, In Frag und Antwort verfasset; und in Neun besondere Theile ordentlich eingetheilet...Nun aber zum behuff...aus dem Französischen übersetzt...Von Augustin Branden.

      Franckfurt & Leipzig, Friedrich Rüdigern, 1733. Small 8vo. Later modest hcloth with ms-title on back. Stamp on title. Double-page engraved frontispiece, double-page printed title in red/black. (8),768 pp., 1 folded table and 29 engraved plates (some large and folded). Lacking the pages "Summarischer=Inhalt" unpaginated (supplied in photocopy). Marginal dampstaining to the last 10 leaves, otherwise clean.. Scarce first edition. Dealing with all sorts of Gunnery in 9 parts. (1. Guss=Wesen. 2. Artillerie=Maass=Stabe. 3. Eintheilung des Gebräuchlichen Geschützes. 4. Von allerhand Kaveten. 5. Von dem Schiess=Pulwer. 6. Von den Batterien und Kesseln. 7. Vom Visitiren des Geschlüsses. 8. Vom Fehl=und Seiten=Schiessen. 9. Von allerhand ERrnst=Feuer=wercks Kugeln). - The Author is Augustin Brand although he hides under the name of Saint Julien and calls himself the translator

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        The Analyst; or, a discourse addressed to an infidel mathematician. Wherein it is examined whether the object, principles, and inferences of the modern analysis are more distinctly conceived, or more evidently deduced, than religious mysteries and points of faith.London: J. Tonson, 1734.

      First edition, first issue, of Berkeley's famous attack on the new analysis of Newton and Leibniz, which the historian Florian Cajori described as "the most spectacular event of the century in the history of British mathematics" (Florian Cajori), bound with Berkeley's important <i>Theory of Vision</i> (1733) and <i>Defence of Free-Thinking in Mathematics</i> (1735), and five more pamphlets.<br/><br/> The <i>Analyst</i> "marks a turning-point in the history of mathematical thought in Great Britain" (Cajori); "Despite the great progress of analysis during the 18th century, foundational questions remained largely unsolved. ... The most influential criticism of the new analysis was put forward by the famous English philosopher George Berkeley in 1734. The subtitle of his work <i>The Analyst Or A Discourse Addressed to an Infidel Mathematician</i> [referred to Newton's friend and proponent of fluxions Edmund Haley]. ... Berkeley's criticism was well informed and efficient. Rooted in the tradition of English sensualism, he showed that many definitions in the infinitesimal calculus are paradoxical and cannot be justified by intuition. He explained the success of the new calculus by a repeated neglect of infinitely small quantities leading through a compensation of errors to a correct answer." (Jahnke).<br/><br/> "As a result [of the publication of the <i>Analyst</i>], there appeared within the next seven years some thirty pamphlets and articles which attempted to remedy the situation. The first appeared in 1734, a pamphlet by James Jurin, <i>Geometry No Friend to Indidelity...</i> Berkeley answered Jurin in 1735, in <i>A Defence of Freethinking in Mathematics</i> [bound in the offered volume], and justly asserted that the latter was attempting to defend what he did not understand. In this work Berkeley again appealed to the divergence in Newton's views - as presented in <i>De analysi</i>, the <i>Principia</i>, and <i>De quadratura</i> - to show a lack of clarity in the ides of moments, fluxions, and limits ... In the meantime, however, numerous attempts, some noteworthy and others insignificant, were made to find new and more satisfactory forms and arguments in which to present Newton's method. By far the ablest and most famous of these was made by Colin Maclaurin. In his <i>Treatise of Fluxions</i>, in 1744, he aimed not to alter the conceptions invlolved in Newton's fluxions, but to demonstrate the validity of his method by rigorous procedures of the ancients - to deduce the new analysis from a few 'unexceptional principles'. Maclaurin professed in the preface of this work that the <i>Analyst</i> controversy had given occasion to his treatise." (Boyer). <br/><br/> Berkeley's <i>Theory of Vision</i> (1733), also bound into this volume, is a follow-up and defense of his earlier <i>Essay towards a New Theory of Vision</i> (1709) in which he had attacked Newton's cosmology. Keynes describes the 1733 as a work "of major importance". <br/><br/> Cajori, <i>A History of the Conceptions of Limits and Fluxions</i>, p. 89; Jahnke, <i>A History of Analysis</i>, p.127; Boyer, <i>The Concepts of the Calculus</i>, pp. 224-33; see also Kline, <i>Mathematical Thought</i>, pp. 427-28. <br/><br/> <i>Analyst</i>: Barchas 167; Richard Green 31; Stanitz 52A; Honeyman 287; Keynes 32. <i>Theory of Vision</i>: Keynes 4. <i> Defence of Free-Thinking in Mathematics</i>: Keynes 36. <br/><br/> The five other pamphlets bound in this volume are: <br/> BERKELEY, George. Siris: a chain of philosophical reflexions and inquiries concerning the virtues of tar water, and divers other subjects. ... A new edition, with additions and emendations. London, printed for W. Innys, C. Hitch, C. Davis, 1744. <br/> PRIOR, Thomas [and George BERKELEY]. An authentic narrative of the success of tar-water : In curing a great number and variety of distempers, with remarks. And occasional papers relative to the subject. To which are subjoined two Letters from the author of Siris. Dublin, printed by Margt. Rhames, for R. Gunne, 1746.<br/> BERKELEY, George. A discourse addressed to magistrates and men in authority: occasioned by the enormous license, and irreligion of the times. London, J. Roberts, 1738.<br/> [LYTTELTON, George, Baron.] The court secret: a melancholy truth. Now first translated from the original Arabic. By an adept in the oriental tongues. London, T. Brown, 1742.<br/> [CAREY, Henry.] A learned dissertation on dumpling: its dignity, antiquity, and excellence. With a word upon pudding. And many other useful discoveries of great benefit to the publick. ... To which are added, A poetical receipt to make an oatmeal pudding, by the late Mr. John Dryden. The art of making hasty pudding, by the late Dr. William King. Apple-pye. A poem, by Mr. Welsted. And an essay on good eating, by an eminent hand. The sixth edition. London, T. Read, 1744.. Eight works in one volume (200 x 125 mm), bound together in eighteenth-century quarter calf, marbled boards; spine and sides lightly rubbed, hinges cracked but holding firmly, some wear at extremities; contemporary ink inscription and bookplate of Thomas Pattenson, Melmerby, to front paste-down. (Theory of Vision): pp 64; (Analyst:) pp [x], 3-94, [2, errata]; (Defence of Freethinking:) pp 71, [1, blank]; (Siris:) pp 174, [2, table of contents]; (Authentic Narrative:) pp 4, 248, [2, corrigenda et addenda]; (A Discourse:) pp 32; (Court Secret:) pp 24; (Learned Dissertation:) pp [ii], ii, 3-33, [1, blank]

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        Glossarium ad scriptores mediae et infimae Latinitatis. Auctorea Carolo du Fresne, Domino du Cange (..). Editio nova locupletior et auctior...

      6 volumes. Charles Osmot, Paris 1733-36. Folio. Engraved titlepage in volume 1. Title in red and black in all 6 volumes. Engraved vignette (editorial staff working) in vol. 1. 10 engraved plates with coins and medals (under the entry of Moneta in vol. 4). Contemporary vellum bindings with gilt ornaments on spine. Upper spine-end on vol. 4 worn with loss of vellum. Corners bumped. Old inventory number on verso of front boards. Wear to lower spine-end of vol 2. Wear to front edge of vol. 6.. Brunet II, 851

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        Systema Intellectuale huius Universi seu de Veris Naturae rerum originibus Commentarii qvibus omnis eorum Philosophia, qvi Deum esse negant, funditus evertitur. Accedunt Reliqua eius Opuscula. Joannes Lavrentius Moshemius, Omnia ex Anglico Latine vertit. (Five works in two volumes).

      Jena, Vidvae Meyer, 1733. Folio. Cont. full calf w. richly gilt back. A bit of wear to extremities, but a very nice and clean copy. Beautiful vignettes and woodcut initials at beginning, as well as woodcut end-vignettes to the larger sections. Title-page printed in red and black. Engraved portrait-frontispiece, engraved frontispiece (depicting Aristotle, Socrates, Strato, Epicur, Anaximander and Pythagoras), (69), 1206; 1 blank leaf, (8), 88; 47, (1); (16), 42; (8), 25, (1); (52, -Index) pp.. First Latin edition of Cudworth's main work, "The true Intellectual System of the World" from 1678. The English philosopher Ralph Cudworth (1617- 1688) was the leader of the Cambridge Platonists. In 1678 he published parts of his main work, the "Intellectual System", which, according to Cudworth himself, arose out of a discourse refuting determinism, or, as he put it, "fatal necessity". Cudworth set out to prove three matters that together constitute the intellectual system of the universe (in opposition to the physical), namely the existence of God, the naturalness of moral distinctions, and the reality of human freedom, thereby disproving atheism, religious fatalism, and the fatalism of the Stoics. In his criticism of materialistic atheism, Cudworth principally aimed at Hobbes, who he necessarily had to refute. Apart from his great attempt to refute atheism and all the philosophers that he could connect with it, a much discussed part of the book is that in which he introduces his conception of the "Plastic Medium", which is supposed to explain the laws of nature without referring everything directly back to God, and which very much resembles Plato's "World-Soul". This "Plastic Medium" resulted in long philosophic controversies."His [Cudworth's] most important work, The true Intellectual System..., is a fragment of an even larger work he had planned to refute materialism of Epicurus and of Thomas Hobbes. Cudworth believed that a "rightly understood" mechanical and corpuscular philosophy did not destroy traditional religion but instead offered it new support. If matter was inert and utterly passive, then a spiritual principle was necessary to endow the universe with life and activity. But the principle involved in the ordinary course of nature was not to be equated with God, for then He would be responsible for the "Errors and bungles" in nature. Such tasks were performed by a subordinate and unconscious "plastic nature". Cudworth rejected Cartesian dualism and asserted cosmic continuity." (P.M. Rattansi in DSB). Brunet II:437 - Graesse II:305

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        Avec figures en taille-douce: Traduit de l'allaemant par François Joseph Böhm/ M de L.

      de cette ville; se vend chez Chretien Seyfrid, au Marché aux Cerises. Strassburg, Simon Kürsner, 1733. 8vo. (8),+ 133,+ (9) pp.+ 8 engr. plates, of which 4 folding,+ 1 printed tab. One plate with a moving piece. Title printed in red and black. Minor spotting at the end. Slightly worn contemporary full calf

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        De Stellis Marinis Liber singularis. Tabularum aenearum Figuras exemplis nativis apprime similes et Autoris Observationes disposuit et illustravit Christianus Gabriel Fischer Regiomontanus. Accedunt Edw. Ludii, de Reaumur, et Dav. Kade huius argumenti Opuscula. 2 Parts.

      Leipzig, Jacob Schuster, 1733. Folio. (41x27 cm.). Contemp. hcalf, raised bands, gilt back. Wear to spine ends, and slightly rubbed. Halftitle, 2 titlepages printed in red and black, each with engraved vignette. (20),107,(1);(1),(2) pp., 6 fine engraved vignettes, 2 engraved textillustrations and 42 large engraved plates (Hildebrand del - Ioh. Aug. Corvinus sculp.) with 72 illustrations of different species of starfish. Some browning and offsettings to leaves, the first ab. 25 plates with some brownspots, scattered brownspots throughout. A large copy with broad margins. Small stamps on titlepage, having the oval stamp of George Cuvier.. First edition of this scarce monograph on starfish. It is the first work of its kind, wholly devoted to the description and classification of sea stars... the genus Linckiana was named after the author. Linck was a Leipzig pharmacist who amassed a great collection of natural history specimens (described in his catalogue "Index Musei Linckiani).- In his work, "Regne Animal", George Cuvier worked with the classification and organisation of the Stellaridés, and it is obvious that Cuvier in this connection has used this copy of De Stellis.... "En 1733, parut le grand ouvrage de Linck: "De Stellis marinis". Bien qu'il tratite plus spécialement de la classification, on peut y trouver quelques notions sur la disposition des pièces solides: "Le corps est entouré par un squelette ayant la forme d'un treillage. Sur la partie ventrale, ce treillage est composé d'un nombre incalculable de pièces osseuses. Sur le dos, est une verrue caracteristique et toujours très discernable. Le nombre des rayons a une grand fixité dans une meme espèce: Communissima radiorum affectio ets numerus quo species stellarum plures conveniunt. "C'est par suite de sa confiance dans ce principe que Linck a classé les Stellerides d'Apres le nombre de leurs rayons. "Les piquuaantssont rogides, subtiles, aigus, ceux qui entourent la bouche son plus mobiles, plus allongés que les autres; ils sont Meme semblables à des dents: ainsi leur but ne saurait étre deouteux." (Albert Gaudry in "Mémoire sur les Pièces solides des Stellerides").(Our translation:) "In 1733, the importent work by Linck appeared: "De Stellis marinis". As well as he here treats classification very specifically, one can also here find some notions on the disposition of the bodies: "The body is surrounded by a skeleton having the form of a grating. As to the part of the abdomen, this grating is composed of an incalculable number of bony parts. As to the back, there is a characteristic wart which is always very easy to distinguish. The number of rays has a large constancy in one and the same species:Communissima radiorum affection est numerous quo species stellarum plures convenient." It is through the succession of his confidence in this principle that Linck has classified the "Stellerides" after the number of their rays. "The pointed ones are unbendable, clear, sharp; those that surround mouth are more mobile, longer than the others; they are also more comparable with those from the teeth: thus their purpose will never be known to be doubted." - Nissen ZBI: 2514 - Brunet III,1081 - BMC (NH) III: 1115

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        Die Wol-eingerichtete Bücherdrückereÿ, mit hundert und ein und zwanzig Teutsch= Lateinisch= Griechisch= und Hebräischen Schriften, vieler fremden Sprachen Alphabeten, musicalischen Noten, Calender=Zeichen, und Medicinischen Characteren, Ingleichen allen üblichen Formaten bestettet, und mit accurater Abbildung der Erfinder der löblichen Kunst, nebst einer summarischen Nachricht von Buchdruckern in Nürnberg, ausgezieret. An Ende sind etliche kurz=gefasste Anmerkungen von der Hebräischen Sprach Angefüget.

      Nürnberg, Johann Andrea Endters seel. Erben, 1733. Oblong 4to. Contemporary half vellum with some signs of use. Corners and edges worn, but binding fine and tight. Some leaves with a bit of brownspotting. Front free end-paper with long, neatly written annotations in contemporary hand. Engraved frontispiece depicting a printing office with all stages and aspects of the printing of a book. Title-page printed in red and black. Richly illustrated throughout with 13 engraved portraits of the greatest printers (E.g. Gutenberg, Fust, Aldus, Froben, Stephanus, Plantin, etc.) and numerous specimens of types, letters and characters (within all alphabets), musical notes, astrological and calendar-signs, depictions of saints, medical and apothecary-signs, diagrams in red boxes of transcriptions etc. from varoius alphabets, diagram-descriptions of various formats, samples of woodcut vignettes, and woodcut initials. Frontispiece + 31 unnumbered leaves (being title-page, preface, index and "Abbildung der allerersten, und etlich enderer berühmter Buchdrucker", containing the portraits) + 160 pp. (No "Anhang" at the end, which is mentioned in some descriptions of the work, but which doesn't seem to be present in any of the copies that we have seen neither for sale nor at auction. The Anhang is supposedly 16 pages long, but we cannot confirm its existence. 1) It is not mentioned in the Index, which includes everything else. 2) Our copy is in a fully contemporary binding that hasn't been tampered with in any way, and nothing is lacking from this volume. 3) The title-page states that at the end there is encluded some short remarks about the Hebrew language, which correctly is that which begins at p. 137 and occipies the latter part of the work).. The rare second edition (the first being from 1721) of this beautiful and important classic of book printing, which constitutes a full guide to book-printing with samples of all that is needed to set and print a book, including illustrations, vignettes, and characters of numerous alphabets. The work is sought after and rare

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        Quinti Horatii Flacci. Opera

      London: Iohannes Pine 1733; 1737 London: Iohannes Pine, 1733; 1737. First Pine edition, second issue, with "potest" in medallion, p. 108, v. II. 2 vols., 8vo. Frontispiece, [14], [265]; frontispiece, [6], 191, [46] pp. With complete engraved list of European subscribers, beginning with Frederick, Prince of Wales. Engraved by Pine throughout with text, plates, portraits, vignettes, and initials. Full contemporary red morocco, spines gilt stamped with floral and leaf tools in six compartments, covers tooled with triple-fillet border with small sun tool at corners, turn-ins gilt with flower and pomegranate roll and double fillet, a.e.g., marbled endpapers, green silk markers. Fine. Rothschild 1548; Ray, ILLUSTRATOR AND THE BOOK IN ENGLAND, p. 3; De Ricci- Cohen, pp. 497-8; Brunet III, p. 320. Provenance: William G. Mack (two bookplates); Reverend Stephen Marshall, D.D., Glasgow (gift inscription "from his brother Thomas 10th April, 1815. Malta" on first text page of vol. II); H.D. Lyon (compliment slips laid-in) . The pinnacle of Augustan book illustration, in a fine binding of the period. "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)

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