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        Histoire critique de Manichée et du Manicheisme.

      F. Frederic Bernard., Amsterdam. 1734 - 2 voll., in 8°, p. pelle, cc. nn. 3 + da p. III a p. LXVI + 594 (1° vol.) + VIII + XXXIV + 806 (2° vol.). In quest'ultimo secondo vol. si trova anche "l'Histoire de Basilide, de Marcion, de Bardesanes, & c. & de leurs sentimens; & où l'on découvre l'origine de plusieurs Cultes, Cérémonies, & c. qui se sont introduits dans le Christianisme". Piccola incisione sui front. Testate e capilettere.

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        Dictionaire (Dictionnaire) Historique et Critique

      La Compagnie des Libraires, Amsterdam, 1734. Fifth Edition. Hardcover (Full Leather). Very Good Condition. 5 volumes in contemporary mottled calf, new letterin pieces, neatly rebacked and recornered, worn at the edges, some surface marks, scrapes, but intact, sound and attractive. Scattered foxing and browning, a few minor paper flaws, but generally clean and unmarked internally. Title page vignettes, head and tail pieces, etc.; attractively printed. A nice set of what was at the time the greatest work of encyclopedic scholarship and set the stage for Diderot and D'Alembert's end of century triumph. A-B; B-F; G-LM-R; S-Z. Originally conceived in exile as a counterpoint to Moréri's essentially counter-reformation work "Le Grand Dictionnaire Historique", "Bayle championed reason against belief, philosophy against religion, tolerance against superstition...For over half a century, until the publication of the Encyclopédie, Bayle's Dicionnaire dominated enlightened thinking in every part of Europe." Printing and the Mind of Man 155. Size: Folio. 5-volume set (complete). Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: Over 3 kilos. Category: Reference; Antiquarian & Rare. Inventory No: 043918. . This book is extra heavy, and may involve extra shipping charges to some countries.

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        The dictionary historical and critical of Mr. Peter Bayle

      London: Knapton Etc, 1734. The dictionary historical and critical of Mr. Peter Bayle. The Second Edition. ... to which is prefixed, the Life of the Author by Mr Des Maizeaux. 5 folio volumes. V1: frontis engr portrait, engraved title in red and black, dedication with 4line initial, advertisment with fleuron and 4line initial, text, engr tailpiece. V2, V3, V4, V5: engraved title in red and black,4line initial, text, engr tailpiece. Full panelled calf tightback bindings with plain and decorated rules in gold and other decoration in blind. spine in 7 panels. rebacked, not recent, 3 boards detached. Hinges on remainder weak or cracked. The text block on laid paper throughout tight and exceptionally fresh and free from browning or foxing. We have arrangements with a highly competent binder and can quote for reataching of boards if desired.. Second Edition. Full Calf. Folio - over 12" - 15" tall.

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        Biblisch-Historisches Licht und Recht, Das ist, Richtige und Erbauliche Erklärung Der sämmtlichen Historischen Bücher Des Alten Testaments, Von dem Buche Josuä an bis auf das Büchlein Esther, Mit hinzugethanem Buche Hiobs

      Halle u. Lpz. 1734.. Andere (zweite) Aufl. 2 Tle. in 1 Bd. Fol. 7 Bll., 56 (2) 494; 818 S., 4 Bll. Schweinsleder. d. Zt. mit hs. Rückentit. u. Blindpräg. Einbd. fleckig. u. berieb. Vors. u. Tit. m. durchgeh. Nagelrost. Letzte Bll. u. Hinterdeckel wurmstichig. 1 Schließe am Hinterdeckel ausgebrochen. ADB XVII, 634; Bautz IV, 1097ff.; NDB XIII 548 f. - Aus dem siebenbänd. Bibelwerk 'Biblisches Licht und Recht'. Eines der Hauptwerke Langes (1670-1744), luther. Theologe u. Pietist der in Halle lehrte und die Vertreibung Chr. Wolffs erwirkte. "In Fortsetzung der Franckeschen Verbesserung der Bibelübersetzung Luthers und aus Sympathie zur Bibelexegese verfaßt er ein umfangreiches, siebenbändiges Bibelwerk unter dem General-Titel `Biblisches Licht und Recht' (1729-1738), das alle bibl. Bücher umfaßt und neben Erklärungen auch umfangreiche Einleitungen bietet". (Bautz). - Das Werk ist in die folgenden Abschnitte unterteilt: Vorrede, Einleitung (bis S. 56); Buch Josua (Einl. 5 S., "Richtige und erbauliche Erklärung des Buchs Josua -S. 195); Das Buch der Richter (- S. 210); Das Buch Ruth (- 223); Die Bücher Samuelis (- 494); Anderer Theil: Kurtze Einleitung zum rechten Begriff vom Tempel (- S. 33); Historische Nachricht von den beyden Büchern der König (- 308); Die Bücher der Chronik (- 534); Büchlein Esra (- 570); Buch Nehemia (- 605); Buch Esther (- 645); Buch Hiob (- 803); Methodo docendi (- 818); Register.

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        The Builder's Dictionary: or Gentleman and Architect's Companion. [Volume I only] Explaining not only the terms of art in all the several parts of architecture, but also containing the theory and practice of the various branches thereof, requisite to be known by Masons, Carpenters, Joiners, Bricklayers, Plaisterers, Painters, Glaziers,

      London:: A. Bettesworth and C.Hitch; also S. Austen:, 1734.. First edition.. Hardcover. VG+. Nice copy of odd volume in new cloth missing a plate. [496pp] unpaginated. With a frontis, illustrations in the text, and 14 (of 15) foldout plates. 1803 ownership name on verso of frontis, and subsequently that of his nephew, an RIBA. Contents otherwise clean and in very good order. Newly cased in brown cloth, spine gilt ruled, titled and dated with red and black lettering pieces. With the commendatory note by Hawksmoor and others, and the 8-page Preface. Takes the alphabet up to HY, with an 11-page supplement.

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        A Critical Dissertation upon the Manner of the Preparation of Mercurial Medicines and their Operation on Human Bodies...

      London: Printed for Harmen Noorthouck, 1734. [16], 64 p. (Signatures: A-E8); 20 cm. Title continues: Particularly Those Most in Fashion:... Address'd to the Royal College of Physicians, London. By T - K - a Member of the same. Proposes a new method for "introducing quicksilver directly into the blood." "T - K - " is attributed to Thomas Knight; English Short Title Catalog, ESTCT 65,519. Includes a 1923 letter from H. E. Powell, Librarian of the Royal Society of Medicine, stating that he did not know the authorship and knew of no copies in British libraries. 1737 ownership marks of Samuel Hughes, who crossed out four others' notes from the title-page. Bound in full leather; good+. Stock#OB575.

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        La parfaite connoissance des chevaux, leur anatomie, leurs bonnes et mauvaises qualitez, leurs maladies et les remedes qui y conviennent.

      The Hague, printed for the author and sold by Adrien Moetjens, 1734. - Folio (365 x 245 mm). Title printed in red and black with engraved vignette by D. Coster. Engraved frontispiece portrait of Gaspard de Saunier by and after Coster and 61 plates by and after François Morellon La Cave, François van Bleyswyck, and Ernst Ludwig. Early 20th century brown morocco, spine with raised bands gilt in compartments, gilt centerpieces, red edges, marbled endpapers. First edition. A superb example of this richly illustrated work of equine anatomy and hippiatrics, written by the inspector of the King of France's High Stable, and edited by his son, who was riding-master at the Academy of the University of Leiden. It was a popular work which was later translated into German (Glogau, 1767) and into English as "Guide to the Perfect Knowledge of Horses" (London, 1769). - First leaves a little browned due to to paper, otherwise an excellent copy. Huth 66. Menessier 490. Nissen 3592. Brunet V, 149. Cohen-De Ricci 940. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Memoires pour Servir a L'Histoire des Insectes

      L'Imprimerie Royale, Paris, 1734. First Edition. Hardcover (Full Leather). Very Good Condition. 5 volumes of 6 (lacking volume 5) in contemporary acid calf. Wear at corners, a few hinges cracked, but bindings sound and attractive. 1734-1742. 229 plates, most folding and quite clean, some mild offsetting onto the facing pages - occasional foxing and spotting, but a generally bright set. (4), 654; xlvi, (2), 514, (1); xl, 532; xxxiv, (2), 636; lxxx, 608.& & Member of the Royal Society (1738) and inventor of the Reamumur temperature scale, his work here on insects was his greatest accomplishment. It was later published in a duodecimo edition. Size: Quarto (4to). 5 volumes of the 6-volume set. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: Over 3 kilos. Category: Antiquarian & Rare; Science & Technology. Inventory No: 042408. . This book is extra heavy, and may involve extra shipping charges to some countries.

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        POEMATIA, Latine partim reddita, Partim scripta:

      London, J. Watts, 1734.. FIRST EDITION, 1734. 12mo, approximately 170 x 100 mm, 6½ x 4 inches, parallel English and Latin texts, attractive head- and tailpieces, some pictorial, pages: [8], 1-148, including index, bound in contemporary speckled calf, maroon gilt lettered label, gilt decoration to spine, double gilt rule to edges of covers, marbled endpapers, bookplate pasted over a previous bookplate on first pastedown. Slight wear to head of spine, upper hinge beginning to crack, but still holding, neat old ink name to head of endpaper, otherwise a very good copy. ESTC T143849. MORE IMAGES ATTACHED TO THIS LISTING.

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        The Koran, Commonly called the Alcoran of Mohammed, Translated into English immediately from the Original Arabic; with Explanatory Notes, taken from the most approved Commentators. To which is prefixed A Preliminary Discourse.

      London: Printed by C. Ackers... for J. Wilcox, 1734.. First edition thus, 4to, (iv), ix, (iii), 508, (15 Index, 1) pp. Folding map of Arabia, two genealogies (one folding) and a folding plate with both a plan and a view of the Grand Mosque in Mecca. Contemporary speckled calf, boards with some expertly restored wear, rebacked to style with a red morocco label, a very good copy. The first, poor, English translation of the Qur'an was by Alexander Ross in 1649, based on a French edition. Sale's translation, using two late 17th-century editions (in Arabic and Latin respectively) was the first one to come in part from the original language and became the standard text for the English-speaking world until the Victorian era.

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        FABLES AND TALES

      1734. Fine. LA FONTAINE, Jean de. FABLES AND TALES from La Fontaine in French and English. Now First Translated. To which is prefix'd, the Author's Life. London, A. Bettsworth and C. Hitch, and C. Davis, 1734. First edition in English. (First published in French in 1668). Octavo. xxvi(6)293(1)pp. An important milestone in the history of fable books. This anonymous translation, dedicated to "Miss Eliza Harcourt, of Pendley, near Tring in Hertfordshire, is the first appearance in English of the "Fables Selectes" of La Fontaine. A few fables had been translated alone previously. Some spotting to endpapers and edges, else fine, in original calf boards (rather dry and scarred) rebacked in modern gilt calf with green lettering- piece. (See Osborne pp.568-9).

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        A New and Correct Chart of Part of the Island of Java from the West End to Batavia with the Streights of Sunda

      London: William Mount & Thomas Page, [1734]. Copper-engraved sea chart, in excellent condition,apart from faint soiling in the upper left corner and expert repair to the centre fold. The chart has a few faint, contemporary mariner's manuscript notations. 19 x 22 3/4 inches. A very elegant and highly important sea chart of West Java and the Sunda Straits, from the celebrated Third Book of 'The English Pilot' This highly attractive sea chart depicts one of the most important trading areas of Asia. The Sunda Straits are today one of the world's most important shipping lanes, being one of the main routes between the Pacific and Indian Oceans. The southern portion of the massive island of Sumatra adorns the upper right of the chart, while West Java figures in the lower left. Batavia, now the Indonesian capital of Jakarta, was then the nucleus of the trading empire controlled by the Dutch East India Company (the V.O.C.). The seas are elegantly traversed by rhumb lines, and highly detailed navigation information is provided for the benefit of mariners. In 1671, the London cartographer John Seller (fl.1664-97) commenced work on The English Pilot, a work that intended to challenge Dutch hegemony in the sea atlas market. Intended to be published in four books covering different regions of the globe, Seller published an uncompleted book on 'Oriental navigation' in 1675. Unable to continue this Herculean endeavour, Seller sold his rights to John Thornton, the official hydrographer to the English East India Company. Thornton took up the project with great fervour, publishing his first editions in 1689. Thornton did not publish his first edition of the Third Book, detailing navigation in the East Indies, until 1703. While Thornton largely based his charts on those of earlier Dutch cartographers, most notably those found in Pieter Goos' Zee-Spiegel and Lucas Janz Waghenaer's Mariner's Mirror, The English Pilot proved to be enormously popular. When John Thornton died in 1708, his brother Samuel took over the business and added to and modified existing charts. All four books were produced in editions until the 1760s, the Third Book ran into twelve editions up to 1761. The project succeeded in giving the English dominance in the sea chart market as the eighteenth-century progressed. Cf. Phillips, Atlases, 4278-31; Verner & Skelton (eds.), John Thornton - The English Pilot: The Third Book (Facsimile 1703 edition)

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        ALBERTUS SEBA: CABINET OF NATURAL CURIOSITIES (LOCUPLETISSIMI RERUM NATURALIUM THESAURI 1734-1765 BASED ON THE COPY IN THE KONINKLIJKE BIBLIOTHEEK, THE HAGUE)

      (SEBA, ALBERTUS). Seba, Albertus. Irmgard Musch, Editor. ALBERTUS SEBA: CABINET OF NATURAL CURIOSITIES (LOCUPLETISSIMI RERUM NATURALIUM THESAURI 1734-1765 BASED ON THE COPY IN THE KONINKLIJKE BIBLIOTHEEK, THE HAGUE). Koln, GERMANY: Taschen, 2001. First Edition. Stout Folio. Illustrated Boards in Jacket. Artist Monograph. Near Fine/Near Fine. 588pp, profusely illustrated in color. Text in English. With a thesaurus. "Albertus Seba's "Cabinet of Curiosities" is one of the eighteenth century's greatest natural history achievements and remains one of the most prized natural history books of all time. Though it was common for men of his profession to collect natural specimens for research purposes, Amsterdam-based pharmacist Albertus Seba had a passion that led him far beyond the call of duty. His amazing, unprecedented collection of animals, plants and insects from all around the world gained international fame during his lifetime. After decades of collecting, Seba commissioned illustrations of each specimen and arranged the publication of a four-volume catalog detailing his entire collection. This superb, complete reproduction is taken from a rare, hand-colored original in the collection of the Koninklijke Bibliotheek in The Hague". A handsome copy of the 2001 first English language Taschen printing of this massive, beautifully produced tome showing a bit of light overall wear and handling along with the discreet blind-stamp of a previous owner on the front free endpaper. It has been priced accordingly. PLEASE NOTE: Additional shipping costs are required for this item beyond our standard rates due to its weight and value - we will inform you of the applicable amount at time of purchase. 3-8228-1600-0 Inventory Number: 021229&

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        The merchant's magazine : or, trades-man's treasury. containing, I. Arithmetick in Whole Numbers and Fractions, Vulgar and Decimal; with the Reason and Demonstration of each Rule: Adorn'd with curious Copper-Cuts of the chief Tables ... Tare and Trett, Interest of Coin, Rule of Barter, Loss and Gain, Fellowship, Equation of Payments, and several Matters relating to Exchange, never before made Publick. III. Book-Keeping, after a Plain, Easy, and Natural Method, shewing how to Enter...

      London : printed for J. Knapton, R. Knaplock, D. Midwinter, B. Sprint, R. Robinson, W. Innys and R. Manby, J. Osborn and T. Longman, and A. Ward, M.DCC.XXXIV. [1734], 1734. 9th Edition. The ninth impression corrected and improved. Physical desc.: [20],276p.plates : port. Subject: Business - Early works to 1800. Arithmetic - Early works to 1900. Bookkeeping - Early works to 1800. Referenced by: English Short Title Catalog, N4015. Contents: I. Arithmetick in whole numbers and fractions ... -- II. Merchant's accompts ... -- III. Book-keeping ... -- IV. Maxims ... -- V. The post of letters to and from foreign countries ... -- VI. An account of the commodities produced by all countries ... -- VII. A merchant or trader's dictionary ... --VIII. Precedents of merchants writings. Prelim and terminal leaves browned as with age; scattered marginal foxing. Finely and [period] sympathetically bound in modern aniline calf over marble boards. Raised bands with a dark morocco gilt-blocked label. An exceptional copy - scans and additional bibliographic detail on request.

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        THE GENERAL HISTORY OF EARTHQUAKES ... By R. B

      London: Printed for A. Bettesworth. Fair. 1734. Hardcover. Original 1734 edition. Full leather bound cover has heavy wear to extremities and spine chipped. Front cover holding by a crude heavy stitch. Rear board has two crude stitches. Antiquated signature inside front board which is lacking its pastedown and end sheets. Binding is tight. Pages heavily toned. 177 pages plus 3 pages of ads. ; 9.69 X 7.44 X 0.40 inches; 186 pages .

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        Rubricae Sive Synopses Titulorum, Capitum, & Articulorum, Universi

      1734. Szegedi, Joannes. Rubricae Sive Synopses Titulorum, Capitum, & Articulorum, Universi Juris Ungarici: Nunc Primum Collectae, & In Tres Partes Distributae, Atque in Tyronum Gratiam Notis, Juridicis, Historicis, Chronologicis, nec non Etymologicis Illustratae. Tyrnava (Tynau): Typis Academicis per Leopoldum Berger, 1734. Three parts in one volume, each with title page and individual pagination. Octavo (6" x 4"). Contemporary paper boards, black-stamped title to spine. Light soiling, some rubbing to extremities, corners bumped and somewhat worn. Woodcut head and tail-pieces. Light to moderate toning, faint dampstaining in places, internally clean. * Only edition. A useful synopsis of the Hungarian legal system shortly after the Budapest Diet's approval of the Pragmatic Sanction of 1723, which granted rule to the Habsburg monarch as a king subject to Hungary's constitution and laws rather than as emperor of Austria. (The two kingdoms were merged under Austrian rule in 1867 as the Austro-Hungarian Empire.) OCLC locates 8 copies in North America, 4 in law libraries (Columbia, Harvard, University of Michigan, Yale). Not in the British Museum Catalogue.

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        TRAITE GENERAL DES HORLOGES

      Paris, H.-L Guerin and J. Guerin, 1734.. FIRST EDITION, 1734, French text, 8vo, approximately 195 x 125 mm, 7¾ x 5 inches, 27 folding plates in total, numbered I-XXV plus 2 further plates numbered IX* and XXIII*, 4 folding tables, pages: viii, 1-387 including index of authors cited in the Traite, (8) - Errata, Table of contents and privilege du roi, bound in full contemporary mottled calf, raised bands and gilt decoration in compartments, gilt lettered morocco label, all edges red. Tiny chips at head and tail of hinges with slight loss to leather at foot of spine, small hole repaired to head of spine, small cracks at top of hinges, label slightly chipped, corners slightly worn with boards showing at tips, front inner hinges partly split, small repair to edge of front endpaper, title page lightly browned, small faint name in fore-edge margin of title page, small brown stain affects upper edge of first 140 pages gradually diminishing, very occasional slight foxing, small ink stain to 1 margin, small stain on 2 facing pages with loss of 3 letters on each, a few ink notes on rear endpapers. Binding tight and firm. A very good copy. Dom Jacques Alexandre (or Allexandre) (1653-1734) was a learned Benedictine monk, a man of great industry whose leisure was devoted to the study of mathematics and physical and mechanical science. He is known for his two works, "Traite du flux et du reflux de la mer" and the "Traité général des horloges." The latter is a general treatise on the history and the art of constructing time-pieces. It contains a bibliography of writers on the subject of clocks with a brief account of their principal works (pages 277-382). MORE IMAGES ATTACHED TO THIS LISTING. POSTAGE AT COST.

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        Le Guide, ou Nouvelle Description d'Amsterdam; enseignant aux Voyageurs, et aux Negocians, son origine, ses Agrandissemens et son Etat actuel

      Amsterdam: Héritiers de J. Ratelband & Compagnie, 1734. Very Good. Title page continued: "Sa splendeur, son commerce, & la description de ses edifices, ruës, ports, canaux, ponts, ecluses, &c. le depart des postes, des chariots, & des barques, &c. Avec Une Description de sa belle Maison de Ville, et de tout ce qu'elle renferme de courieux. Nouvelle edition, augmentée considerablement, et enrichie d'un grand nombre de tailles douces." [16], 359, [9] p., [28] leaves of plates (some folded); 16 cm. Signatures: *8 A-Z8 (8vo). Mottled calf with modern mottled calf rebacking; six spine compartments between raised bands. Gilt-tooled title on black leather label. Gilt-tooled board edges. All page edges speckled red. Front fixed endpaper bears bookplate of Franklin & Marshall College, stamped "Withdrawn." Remains of book pocket on back fixed endpaper. Faint imprint of book classification number in fifth spine compartment. Six-digit accession number stamped on title page verso. Woodcut headpieces, tailpieces, and initials. Includes index. Errata on final leaf recto. In Very Good Condition: edges are rubbed; original mottling process weakened the leather, resulting in loss of leather at lower corner of back board; pages are clean and tight; plates are crisp.&

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        THE GENERAL HISTORY OF EARTHQUAKES:

      London, printed for A. Bettesworth; and J. Hodges, M.DCC.XXXIV, 1734.. being an account of the most remarkable and tremendous earthquakes that have happened in divers parts of the world, from the creation to this time, as they are recorded by sacred and common authors, particularly those lately in Naples, Smyrna, Jamaica and Sicily. With a description of the famous burning mount, Ætna, in that island, and relation of the several dreadful conflagrations and fiery irruptions thereof for many ages. Likewise the natural and material causes of earthquakes, with the usual signs and prognosticks of their approach, and the consequences and effects that have followed several of them. Second edition (1734) (first published 1694), 12mo, approximately 145 x 85 mm, 5¾ x 3¼ inches, engraved frontispiece, 177 pages plus 3 pages of adverts, lacking final advert leaf, full calf, rebacked, red and dark green gilt lettered labels to spine, gilt rules to spine, blind decoration to corners and double blind rules to edges of covers, original endpapers preserved, armorial book-plate to first pastedown. Covers darkened at edges, small chip to top edge of upper cover, uneven dark staining to covers, mostly to edges, lower margin of title page and following page slightly cropped, with loss of catch word, pages age-browned throughout, mostly to margins, title page dusty, occasional foxing and light staining, A good tight copy. MORE IMAGES ATTACHED TO THIS LISTING.

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        Die Catholische Strassburger Bibel oder Heilige Schrift, Alten und Neuen Testamentsnach der gemeinen Lateinischen und von der heiligen Kirchen bewehrten übersetzung

      Strasburg., Simon Kürtzer und Silberling., 1734. 36 x 26 cms, Das Alte Testament ; engr. frontispiece, + title in red and black, + dedicatio and approbatio (iv) pages, + register ( 44 ), + 1030 pages, + Das Neue Testament; ( 4 ) pages , with engr. title , leaf, + 266 pages. With 11 fullpage engraved plates. Upper margin 1/2 cms, brittle, espec. at the beginning. Some marginal stains, foxed. Contemp. blind tooled pigskin over wooden boards. Brass corners and centerpieces. Top of spine damaged. Clasps partly gone. KEYWORDS: Biblia

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        Neue Reit Schul vorstellend einen vollkommenen Reuter in allen Lectionen." Folge von 18 Blättern

      Kupferstich von Johann Elias Ridinger 1734. 54x39 cm. ca. je Darstellung. Zusammen - Thienemann 628 - 645 - Schwerdt, Hunting III, S. 142 - Vollständige Reihe dieser außergewöhnlich schönen Reitschul-Kupfer. Die auch als Wiener oder Spanische Reitschule bezeichnete Folge zeigt Pferde und Reiter bei der Ausführung von Dressurübungen in der Reitbahn, vor Landschaften oder Architektur mit Säulen, Statuen und Vasen. Blatt 1 mit dem Titel des Werkes in französisch, deutsch und latein unter der Darstellung, die folgenden Blätter ebenfalls mit dreisprachiger Bezeichnung unten. Nur die Blätter 2 - 6 unten nummeriert. Blatt 3 mit Angabe des Kupferstechers: Johann Gottfried Seutter (1717 - 1800), Stiefsohn des Johann Elias Ridinger. Teils im Randbereich leicht fleckig, Blatt 7 mit 2 kurzen Einrissen unten bis in die Platte, Blatt 11 mit 3 kurzen Einrissen im Papierrand, davon 1 bis an die Plattenkante. Sonst schöne kontrastreiche Abdrucke dieser berühmten Reitschule auf kräftigem Papier von je ca. 57,8 x 43,5 cm Größe. "Diese Sammlung ist selten und sehr gesucht." (Thienemann)Johann Elias Ridinger (1698 Ulm - 1767 Augsburg) erhielt seine Ausbildung in Maltechnik und Zeichenkunst bei Christoph Rasch in Ulm und bei dem Tier- und Pflanzenmaler Johann Falk in Augsburg. Es folgten Jahre des eingehenden Studiums von Tier-, Jagd- und Reitdarstellungen in Regensburg. Nach seiner Rückkehr nach Augsburg wurde er Schüler des Schlachtenmalers Georg Philipp Rugendas. Hier gründete er auch später einen Kunstverlag und wurde 1759 Direktor der Stadtakademie. Mit ca. 1600 Blättern schuf Ridinger ein bedeutendes graphisches Werk nach eigenen Kompositionen aber auch nach Vorlagen anderer Künstler. Berühmt wird und ist er für seine meisterhaft ausgeführten Darstellungen von Tieren, Jagden und Reitern. Darüber hinaus umfaßt sein Werk auch Arbeiten zu Fabeln, religiösen Szenen, Genredarstellungen und Bildnissen.

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        AN ESSAY ON MAN. IN EPISTLES TO A FRIEND. EPISTLE IV

      London: Printed for J. Wilford, at the Three Flower- de-Luces, behind the Chapter-House, St. Paul's, [1734].. [4],18,[2]pp. Folio (34.5 x 22.3 cm). Disbound. Minor foxing toward edges of a few leaves, a couple old soft creases, otherwise a very good copy, with the advert leaf. Half morocco folding case. First edition. The only folio printing, issued without a half-title, but with a terminal leaf of ads, as here. Griffith asserts some copies were issued on fine paper, but Foxon was unable to distinguish one. GRIFFITH 331. GROLIER ENGLISH HUNDRED 43. FOXON P845. HAYWARD 148.

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        The Life and Death of Thomas, Lord Cromwell

      London: Printed for J. Tonson and the rest of the Proprietors, and sold by the Booksellers of London and Westminster, 1734. 12mo. Frontispiece by Louis Du Guernier, engraved plate facing Rowe's "Some Account of the Life" (Louis Du Guernier did the plates for Tonson's 1714 edition of Shakespeare's WORKS). Elegantly bound in full modern brown morocco by the ROWFANT BINDERY, with the onlaid device of the Bindery (groundhog holding a candlestick) on the front pastedown. Morocco ex- libris of Willis Vickery, member of the Rowfant Club, and author of THE ROWFANT BINDERY (1928); and one other. Jaggard, p. 470 . Included among Shakespeare's works in the Third Folio edition of 1663-4, on the grounds of Author's initials "W.S." at the top of the title page of the 1602 quarto; it has also been attributed to Wentworth Smith

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        Fables Ancient and Modern; Translated into Verse, from Homer, Ovid, Boccace, and Chaucer: with Original Poem

      London - Jacob Tonson, 1734 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. Fables Ancient and Modern (1700) is a series of episodes from Homer, Ovid, and Boccaccio, as well as modernised adaptations from Geoffrey Chaucer interspersed with John Drydens own poems. With an engraving to frontispiece and illustrated decorative head and tail pieces. Fourth edition. With Fables as a critic and translator Dryden was essential in making accessible to the reading English public literary works in the classical languages. John Dryden (1631 - 1700) was an influential English poet, literary critic, translator, and playwright who dominated the literary life of Restoration England to such a point that the period came to be known in literary circles as the 'Age of Dryden'. He was made Poet Laureate in 1668. With previous owner's bookplate to front pastedown and binder's label dated 1961 to rear pastedown. Condition: Rebound in speckled calf. Externally, in excellent condition with onlyminor wear to extremities. Front hinge slightly strained. Internally, firmly bound. Bright but with slight background foxing, occasional spotting, handling marks and slight offsetting from binding to first and last few pages. Overall: VERY GOOD INDEED.

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        Ars Inveniendi sive Partitio MA Damae. Das ist: Die in dem Antiquen Progressions-Quadrat der Lunae durch Zahlen, Buchstaben und Linien verhüllte Entia Invisiblia, welche aud dem Pythagorischen Gedancken-Gemähld oder metathesi numerorum

      Finely engraved frontis. & 34 engraved plates. 196, [4] pp. Folio, cont. calf (minor rubbing), red leather lettering piece on spine. Nuremberg: J.C. Weigel's Widow, 1734. First edition of this handsome and rare book; this is a very fine, fresh, and crisp copy. Schuebler (1689-1741), was a prominent Nuremberg mathematician, architect, and artist, who wrote many standard works on the design of houses, public buildings, and gardens. He was also engaged in various fields of applied mathematics and became a member of the Royal Prussian Academy of Sciences in 1735. The present work is concerned with magic squares, whose origins are Chinese, and the geometrical and perspectival construction of technical drawings. The finely engraved plates depict magic squares as well as superb technical examples of ornamental and architectural motifs. ❧ Berlin 4731. .

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        The Koran Commonly Called The Alcoran of Mohammed

      Bath & London: S Hazard, 1179 The Koran Commonly Called The Alcoran of Mohammed Translated from the Original Arabic with Explanatory Notes Taken from the Most Approved Commentators to Which is Prefixed a Preliminary Discourse Vol Two. Volume 2 only, which is from Chapter 10 through to Chapter 114. [8], 519 pp, [1], [12] table of contents, some light browning to page edges. Refurbished by Delrue - new endpapers, new brown buckram binding with a red leather label with the title in real gold, silk sewn head bands, repaired bands, rounding and backing.Sale, orientalist, whose 1734 edition was the only one that was published during his lifetime, but the translation was reprinted in 1746, 1764, and many times afterward, most recently in 1984. See ODNB for a full Bio.

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        A Large Draught of the North Part of China Shewing the Passages and the Chanells into the Harbour of Chusan

      London: William Mount & Thomas Page, [1734]. Copper-engraved sea chart, in excellent condition, apart from an expertly repaired centre fold, and mild creases where the map folded. 23 x 35 1/2 inches. A very fine sea chart of China's Zhejiang Province, from the celebrated Third Book of 'The English Pilot' This elegant and large sea chart captures China's modern day Zhejiang province. Located on the East China sea, just below the Yangtze Delta, this region was of major interest to European traders during the eighteenth-century. It features the major port of Zhousan (Chusan), and was the location of the entrance of the Grand Canal of China. The canal, construction of which began in the 5th-century B.C., was then the oldest and longest man-made waterway in the world, which allowed barges to travel hundreds to Beijing. In 1671, the London cartographer John Seller (fl.1664-97) commenced work on The English Pilot, a work that intended to challenge Dutch hegemony in the sea atlas market. Intended to be published in four books covering different regions of the globe, Seller published an uncompleted book on 'Oriental navigation' in 1675. Unable to continue this Herculean endeavour, Seller sold his rights to John Thornton, the official hydrographer to the English East India Company. Thornton took up the project with great fervour, publishing his first editions in 1689. Thornton did not publish his first edition of the Third Book, detailing navigation in the East Indies, until 1703. While Thornton largely based his charts on those of earlier Dutch cartographers, most notably those found in Pieter Goos' Zee-Spiegel and Lucas Janz Waghenaer's Mariner's Mirror, The English Pilot proved to be enormously popular. When John Thornton died in 1708, his brother Samuel took over the business and added to and modified existing charts. All four books were produced in editions until the 1760s, the Third Book ran into twelve editions up to 1761. The project succeeded in giving the English dominance in the sea chart market as the eighteenth-century progressed. Cf. Phillips, Atlases, 4278-36; Verner & Skelton (eds.), John Thornton - The English Pilot: The Third Book (Facsimile 1703 edition)

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        Parergon Juris Canonici Anglicani, or, A Commentary By Way of

      1734. Ayliffe, John [1676-1732]. Parergon Juris Canonici Anglicani, Or, A Commentary By Way of Supplement to the Canons and Constitutions of the Church of England: Not Only from the Books of the Canon and Civil Law, But Likewise from the Statute and Common Law of this Realm: Whereunto is Prefix'd, by Way of Introduction, First, A Brief Account of the Canon-Law in General; How and from Whence it Had Its Rise and Beginning in the Church; And How it Advanced Itself, By the Subtlety of the Romish Clergy, After the Seat of the Roman Empire was Removed to Constantinople, And Barbarism had Invaded the Politer Nations of Europe. Secondly, The Reader has Also Here a Particular of the Books Wherein this Law was written: With the Several Authors Names, the Respective Times Wherein They Compiled Them, And the Best Commentators Thereon: With Many Other Curious and Historical Remarks on the Law, &c. London: Printed for Thomas Osborne, 1734. [ii]-iv [i.e. v], iii-xlii, [2], 552, [22] pp. Folio (13-1/2" x 8-1/2"). Contemporary calf, rebacked in period style, raised bands and lettering piece to spine, endpapers renewed. Some edgewear and minor scuffing to boards, corners bumped and somewhat worn. Occasional faint dampstaining to edges of text block. Ex-library. Small (and faint) later library stamp to foot of title page and first index leaf. * Second edition. Ayliffe wrote this book when he was a practitioner in the ecclesiastical courts. It was originally a set of notes for private reference. He expanded these into a book, he says, "not only with a design of doing some service to my country, by illustrating the force and practice of the Canon Law, as far as it has been received, and is now observ'd among Englishmen, but also with a purpose of exposing the errors and Superstition of the Romish Church" (Introduction, xxxvi). Holdsworth, who discusses this book at length, notes that it "clearly expressed and well arranged" and has "has always been regarded as a book of great authority": History of English Law XII:612. Sweet & Maxwell, A Legal Bibliography of the British Commonwealth 1:177 (3).

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        A COMPLETE HISTORY OF THE WARS IN ITALY; CONTAINING

      London: W. Mears, 1734. Book. Very Good. Hardcover. First Edition Thus. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Title continues: "...A particular Account of all the Battles, Sieges, &c. Likewise a true Relation of the most secret Intrigues and Negotiations of the Courts of France, Spain, Germany, and Savoy. Interpreted With Variety of entertaining Amours and original Letters of the several Princes concerned. Also The Political Intrigues of the late King of Sardinia, containing an Account of the ill treatment of Mr. Phelippeaux the French Ambassador at the Court of Turin, contrary to the Law of Nations. Translated from the Original French of Count Bonneval, now in great Esteem at the Court of the Grand-Seignior, By J. Sparrow, Gent. With a correct Map explaining the Seat of the Last and Present War in Italy." [13] 376pp; 1 folding map ("Italy divided into Its Principal States") in excellent condition. Re-bound in modern brown Buckram with gilt dec. and spine titles. A very nice copy..

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        Sardiniae Regnum et Insula

      Altkolorierte Kupferstich-Karte nach Vincenzo Maria Coronelli bei Homann Erben 1734. 58.5x49 cm. - Detaillierte Karte der Insel, zeigt auch die Inseln Tavolara, Sant Antioco, Sant Pietro, Asinara und der Meerenge Bocche di Bonifacio. Mit Meilenzeiger und Zeichenerklärung, die Kartusche mit Wappen, Früchten und Getreidegarben. Unten rechts Ansicht der Stadt Cagliari aus der Vogelschau (9,5 x 16 cm) in Altkolorit. Dekoratives und gesuchtes Blatt. Papierrand leicht fleckig.

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        The Evangelical Expositor; or, A Commentary on the Holy Bible, wherein the sacred text of the Old and New Testaments is inserted at large, the scene explained, and the more difficult passages elucidated; with practical observations for the use of Families and Private Christians of every denomination. Embellished with elegant engravings

      Glasgow: Khull, Blackie, & Co.. Very Good- with no dust jacket. [c1819]. First Edition. Hardcover. No date [c1819]. Two large folio volumes. Complete. Page dimensions: 451 x 251mm (16 5/16" x 9 15/16"). Elaborate late 20th century craft bookbinding. Half-leather binding, with original lettering pieces and later gilt titling on spine. Boards covered in maroon cloth decorated with gilt dots. Colourful dyed endpapers. Extra engraved title page trimmed heavily at margins and laid down on a new leaf, also colourfully dyed. Inner margins of title leaves reinforced with coloured paper. Volume One: [ii], 726 pages + extra engraved title leaf (cropped and laid down) + 1 map + several engravings. Volume Two: [ii], iv, (5)-672 pages + several engravings. Moderate foxing. Chip to blank margin of one engraving. Thomas Haweis (1734-1820) was the rector of Aldwinkle, Northhamptonshire, and one of the founders of the London Missionary Society. His commentary on the Bible was first published in 1765. This edition on offer is from circa 1819. Provenance: 19th century slip of paper tipped in at rear of Volume Two (presumably clipped from an endpaper of the earlier binding): "Thom. Lockhart / 41 Lower Bridge St/ Stirling / Scotland". ; Folio .

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        Sancti Irenaei Episcopi Lugdunensis et Martyris, Detectionis et Eversionis Falso Cognominatae Agnitionis, seu Contra Haereses. Libri quinque. Post Francisci Fevardentii et Joannis Ernesti Grabe recensionem castigati denuo ad MSS codices Romanos, Gallicanos & Anglicanos, nec non ad antiquires editiones, & a multis, quibus adhuc scatebant, mendis expurgati : aucti novis Fragmentis Graecis; observationibus ac notis, copiosissimisque Glossariis & Indicibus illustrati & locupletati; quibus omnibus adduntur tres Dissertationes, in quibus haereses ab Ireneo memoratae, & loci difficilis explicantur, ejusque vitae ac gestorum historia discutitur.

      Franciscum Pitterium., Venetiis. 1734 - 2 voll. in fol. , p. perg. , pp. XXVIII + 428 (prima parte) + 101 + 385, di "Dissertationes in Irenae I Libros" e "Variorum annotationes in Librum I - II - III - IV e V ancti Irenaei" (Seconda parte). Front. fig. con inc. di F. Zucchi. Testate (quella ad inizio testo, della prima parte, costituita da ricca inc. di Io. Cattini). Capilettera. Finaline. Carta forte. Bei marg. Lettere ai d. in oro. Testo su due colonne , in lingua greca e latina. Tarletti marg. su poche pp. [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        ACTS OF ASSEMBLY, PASSED IN THE CHARIBBEE LEEWARD ISLANDS. FROM 1690, TO 1730

      London. 1734.. 15,[1],24,[4],25-231,[31]pp. Folio. Modern half calf and marbled boards, spine gilt, morocco label. Small institutional blindstamp on titlepage. Light, even age-toning; very slight foxing. Very good. The first collected printing of British laws for Antigua and the Leeward Islands, and a primary source on the administration of justice in the West Indies in the 18th century. After consolidating their power over most of the Leeward Islands in the late 17th century, the British set about instituting a uniform code of laws. Most of the laws were passed on and pertain to Antigua, the largest island in the group and the British colonial headquarters in the Leeward Islands. A handful of acts refer particularly to Nevis. Many of the laws date to as far back as the 1660s and '70s. The entire gamut of judicial, economic, and social intercourse is covered, including the establishment of a legal system, rules governing servants and laborers, weights and measures, agriculture, trade, and the local militia. Several acts address the issues of slavery and free Blacks. With an index. OCLC locates twelve copies. A scarce and crucial collection of laws for this important outpost of the British empire. BEINECKE LESSER ANTILLES COLLECTION 163. EUROPEAN AMERICANA 734/117. SABIN 12025, 10891. OCLC 13128040.

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        Histoire des miracles et du culte de M. Pâris diacre.

      S.n. 1734 - - S.n., En France _1734, in-12 (9,5x17cm), (1 f. tit.) lxxx ; 156pp. ; 144pp., 2 parties reliées en un vol. - Nouvelle édition augmentée d'une préface et d'une seconde partie, parue deux ans après l'originale ; anonyme. Plein veau blond d'époque. Dos à cinq nerfs orné d'une pièce de titre de maroquin rouge, de caissons et petits fers aux oiseaux dorés. Toutes tranches rouges. Coiffe de tête arasée. Petits travaux de vers au niveau du dos portant marginalement atteinte au corps de l'ouvrage. Deux coins très légèrement émoussés. L'ouvrage s'inscrit dans l'histoire des convulsionnaires. Les miracles et les élans de convulsions qui eurent lieu sur la tombe du diacre Pâris, au cimetière de Saint-Médard, firent de lui une des figures charismatiques du jansénisme des Lumières, période durant laquelle furent publiés de nombreux ouvrages et de nombreuses publications philosophiques et théologiques au sujet des fameux miracles de Saint-Médard, origines du mouvement des convulsionnaires et inséparables de l'histoire du Jansénisme. (1 f. tit.) lxxx ; 156pp. ; 144pp. . La Librairie Le Feu Follet offre aux clients AbeBooks 10% de réduction ainsi que les frais de port vers la France métropolitaine sur l'ensemble de son catalogue. Prix d'origine : 575 EUR. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Memoires pour servir a l'histoire des Insectes

      Imprimerie Royale 1734-1742, Paris - 6 vols, 267 folding engraved plates, 6 engraved headpieces. 4to. HB. Cont. mottled calf, raised bands, gilt tooling to compartments; marbled end-papers + edges. Some rubbing/scuffing/surface wear to covers, some wear/chipping to spine ends, a few joints partly cracked, but firm. Contents very crisp and clean. Vg set. Provenance: Engraved book-plates with signature of 'M. Raymond de Pringy, secretaire du Roy' in ink beneath (book-plate removed from 2 volumes). Tome I: Sur les chenilles et sur les papillons; Tome II: Suite de l'histoire des chenilles et des papillons; et l'histoire des insectes ennemis des chenilles; Tome III: Histoire des vers mineurs des feuilles, des teignes, des fausses teignes, des pucerons, des ennemis des pucerons, des faux pucerons, et l'histoire des galles des plantes, et de leurs insectes; Tome IV: Histoire des gallinsectes, des progallinsectes, et des mouches à deux ailes; Tome V: Suite de l'histoire des mouches à deux ailes, et l'histoire de plusieurs mouches à quatre ailes; savoir, des mouches à scie, des cigales, et des abeilles; Tome VI: Suite de l'histoire des mouches à quatre ailes, avec un supplément à celle des mouches à deux ailes.Nissen ZBI: 3315. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Metrica Historia, Sagrada, Profana y General de el Mundo

      Zaragoza, por Juan Malo, Impressor del Hospital, 1734. 4to.; 24 hs., 581 pp. Encuadernación en piel, de la época.

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        Lo Stato Presente di Tutti I Paesi e Popoli del Mondo Naturale, Politico, e Morale, Con Nuove Offervazioni e Correzioni Degli Antichi, e Moderni Viaggiatori. Delle Isole di Sunda, di Nikobar, di Andoman, e del Regno di Siam (Volume III)

      Venice: Presso Giovambatista Albrizzi Q. Gir, 1734. Possible First. Vellum. Very Good. [6], 469, [3]. Black & white illustrations - 7 fold-out plates, including 2 maps by Isaac Tirion. Contemporary white vellum covers are age-soiled, somewhat brittle, but basically unworn. Hand-lettered on spine is "Sunda Siam." Full-page frontis engraving is hand-tinted, detached. Book is nicely produced on quality stock, elaborate tinted headpiece at beginning. An occasional page has ink notes. Previous owner signed rear endpaper. This volume is one part of a 23-volume series on history and geography of places in the world. Illustrations in this copy include a fold-out map of Borneo, tri-fold of Batavia, "Orang-Oetang" de Bosco, Pepe, fold-out map of Indo-China, fold-out Vestito, and a fold-out of a Siamese convento. Occasional insignificant traces of bookworm activity. Originally written in English and published in 1727, this was republished in Dutch, Italian, and German in succeeding years. This, a very early Italian translation, is in amazing condition for its age.

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        Voyages et Avantures de Jacques MassÈ

      Cologne,: Jaques Kainkus, c., 1734.. Duodecimo, frontispiece, title-page printed in black and red; contemporary sprinkled calf, spine gilt in compartments; bookplate and armorial gilt stamp on front board of F. LachÍvre. A handsome copy of the third edition (Rosenberg edition 'C'), with frontispiece portrait of MassÈ and title-page vignette of Mercury. Friederich comments that the importance of mining and irrigation to the Australians makes it the only work 'to foreshadow what has actually come to pass in modern Australia'.Tyssot de Patot was a well-known Huguenot free-thinker, whose writings were a continual source of scandal: Voltaire thought that he had 'carried the torch of discord into their homeland'. Certainly the antagonistically anti-religious stance of this novel created much ill-feeling. Atkinson comments that because 'open criticism of the Bible is so frequent' he will have to content himself with listing just a few of the more extreme examples.MassÈ shipwrecks on the Southern continent at '44 South latitude, almost at the point where Kerguelen Island will be found to be on modern maps' (Atkinson). Whilst most of the survivors of the wreck are content to maintain a large presence on the coast, MassÈ and his friend Moret travel inland where they settle in an enormous and well-organised utopia, 'a plentiful, fruitful country, a land of blessing and peace ... where human blood is sacred and safe from the rage and tyranny of great men'. They become so enamoured of their Australian hosts that they abjure their faith and their European heritage, and it is only when Moret is betrayed by his liaison with a treacherous queen that they reluctantly flee, escaping rather fortuitously by a subterranean river which deposits them close by the original settlement. They remain besieged in the camp for another twelve years before they are finally picked up by a Portuguese ship.Rosenberg argues for a date of around 1734 for this edition, to coincide with the renewed interest in Tyssot's work at the time (he cites 1733 English and 1737 German editions). His theory is that this renewal of interest 'arose because it was confused with Mandeville's Fable of the Bees which, by 1730, had achieved considerable notoriety'.Barbier, IV, p. 1103; Gibson, 'St. Thomas More... with a Bibliography of Utopiana', no, 780; Negley, 1118; Rosenberg, Edition 'C', p. 86.

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        The Flower Garden Display'd, in above Four Hundred Curious Representations of the most Beautiful Flowers; ... With the Description and History of each Plant and the Method of their Culture;... Very Useful, Not only for the Curious in Gardening, but the Prints likewise for Painters, Carvers, Japaners &c. also for the Ladies, as Patterns for Working, and Painting in Water-Colours; or Furniture for the Closet... To which is Added, A Flower-Garden for Gentlemen and Ladies; being The Art of raising Flowers without any Trouble, to blow in full Perfection in the Depth of Winter... also, The Method of raising Salletting, Cucumbers, Melons, &c. at any Time of Year. As it is practised by Sir Thomas More, Bart

      London: printed for R. Montagu, J. Brindley and C. Corbett, 1734. Quarto. (9 15/16 x 7 3/8 inches). Title in red and black, one page publisher's advertisements at end. Hand coloured engraved frontispiece, 12 hand coloured engraved plates of flowers in vases, by James Smith after Pieter Casteels. (Small worm-track through lower margins, old browning with occasional repairs to a few leaves). Expertly bound to style in half 18th- century diced russia with marbled paper-covered boards, the flat spine divided into six compartments by gilt fillets and a Greek-key roll, red morocco lettering-piece in the second compartment, decorative repeat pattern of small tools and stylized foliage surrounding a larger flower spray tool. Third edition, the second in quarto, with the addition of a section on hot-house gardening. This celebrated 18th-century nurseryman's catalogue is an important work both artistically and in the history of gardening, giving a contemporary account of the plants that were fashionable in the first half of the 18th century. The plates are reduced from those in Furber's Twelve Months of Flowers published in 1730. This folio work `was conceived as a flower catalogue, but its commercial function was adroitly veiled and the artistic quality of its illustrations distinguishes it from the more modest pamphlets generally produced by floriculturists.. in this period' (Oak Spring Flora p.143). The plates are after Pieter Casteels (1684-1749), an artist of high renown. `Despite their great profusion, every flower in these compositions is readily identifiable. They range from native species to exotic specimens from the Americas [including a number received from Mark Catesby]' (op. cit. p.146). Text was added to the present edition, as is explained in the introduction, because `we thought a particular description of the flowers, and the nature of their culture, which could not be express'd in the plates themselves, might hope for the same success... That to know only the names of the flowers, and to be ignorant of their culture, might occasion a continual expence in procuring such rarities, which one day, might live with them, and, for want of this necessary knowledge, might perish the next' Dunthorne 114; Great Flower Books (1990) p.80; Henrey III.713; Hunt 493; Johnston Cleveland's Treasures from the World of Botanical Literature p.65; Massachusetts Horticultural Society p.100; Nissen BBI 677; cf. L. Tongiorgi Tomasi An Oak Spring Flora 37

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        The Koran Commonly called The Alcoran of Mohammed,

      London: by C. Ackers for J. Wilcox,, 1734. Translated into English immediately from the Original Arabic; with Explanatory Notes, taken from the most approved Commentators. To which is prefixed A Preliminary Discourse. By George Sale. Quarto (252 × 195 mm). Contemporary panelled calf, later red morocco label, 5 raised bands to spine. Housed in a burgundy cloth folding case. Folding map, 4 plates of which 3 are folding. In this copy the non-folding plate 3 has been bound in attached to one of the folding plates. Contemporary ownership inscription and bookplate to front pastedown, old cataloguing slip tipped-in to front free endpaper. Repairs to corners, joints, and ends of spine, endpapers tanned, some light spotting to contents, small chip from rear free endpaper. A very good copy. First edition of the second and most authoritative English version of the Koran. Although a solicitor by profession, George Sale (c.1696–1736) was a leading orientalist, having acted as corrector to the SPCK's Arabic translation of the New Testament (1727). His translation is prefixed by a long "preliminary discourse", a compendium of all that was known about the religion of Islam, itself separately translated into and published in several languages. The 1734 edition was the only one that was published during his lifetime, but the translation was reprinted in 1746, 1764 and many times afterward, most recently in 1984. Sale was textually indebted to the 1698 Latin translation of Ludovico Marracci, confessor to Pope Innocent XI, but unlike Marracci, Sale was convinced of the sincerity of Muhammad's intentions, though he remained eager to secure the conversion of the Muslims to Protestant Christianity. Sale's presumed partiality to Islam earned him the criticism of his orthodox contemporaries, and probably led to a breach with the SPCK, but scholars like Gibbon (whose treatment of Arabian history and Islam in his Decline and Fall relies heavily on Sale), Voltaire, and Lessing valued him highly. In 1921 Edward Denison Ross claimed that Sale's version had not yet been superseded, and more than fifty years later Sale's objectivity still guarded him from criticism in Edward Said's Orientalism (1978).

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        Lettres de la Marquise de M *** au Comte de R ***

      Chez Henri Scheurleer 1734 - - Chez Henri Scheurleer, A La Haye _1734, 2 parties en un Vol. in 12 (10x16,5cm), (2) 186pp. ; (2) 173pp., relié. - Seconde édition et première hollandaise. Pages de titre en rouge et noir. Une vignette de titre répétée. Plein veau d'époque tacheté. Dos à nerfs richement orné. Un petit manque en tête. 2 coins émoussés. Fente au mors supérieur en tête. Bon exemplaire. Célèbre roman épistolaire et libertin d'une passion tragique et qui s'achève par la mort de l'amante. C'est ici le jour d'un amour total et dévorateur, dont on ne sait s'il s'adresse à un homme réel ou à un idéal. Crébillon a choisi de ne nous donner qure les lettres de la Marquise qui s'emploie dramatiquement à analyser le moindre de ses sentiments, dont la passion d'amour la conduira à la mort, réalisant ainsi la lettre que porte son nom : M. (2) 186pp. ; (2) 173pp. . La Librairie Le Feu Follet offre aux clients AbeBooks 10% de réduction ainsi que les frais de port vers la France métropolitaine sur l'ensemble de son catalogue. Prix d'origine : 437 EUR. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Groot volkomen Moolenboek; of Naauwkeurig Ontwerp. Van Allerhande tot nog toe bekende Soorten van Moolens, met haare Groonden en Opstallen, en al het geene verder daar toe behoort. 2 Teile in 1 Bd

      Amsterdam, Covens & Mortier 1734 -1736. 52 x 65 cm. (4), 8; (2), 8, (2) Seiten mit 2 gestochenen Titelvignetten und 54 Kupfern auf 49 (davon 3 ausklappbar) Tafeln von Jan Punt, Festeinband, Halbledereinband um 1850 - Klemm 437 und Tafel 18 - Standardwerk des Windmühlenbaus im 18. Jahrhundert. Die Titelvignetten und Kupfertafeln zählen zu den frühesten Arbeiten von Jan Punt (1711 -1779), zuerst Schauspieler in Amsterdam, später als Kupferstecher und Maler Schüler von van der Laan und Jakob de Wit (vgl. Thieme / Becker 27, 462). Die instruktiven Tafeln, nach Zeichnungen der Autoren, zeigen Konstruktion und Mechanik von Wasser- und Windmühlen in Gesamtdarstellungen und Details, unter anderem: Mühlenbau, Windmühlen, Wassermühlen, Sägemühlen, Ölmühlen, Getreidemühlen, Papiermühlen, Wasserpumpen, Schleusen, Schöpfwerke, Göpelwerke, Ketten- und Zahnradgetriebe, Archimedische Schraube sowie einer Baggermühle (Moddermole). Diese "zeigt einen Schaufelkettenbagger mit Pferdegöpel-Antrieb. Es zeugt von der großen Fähigkeit der holländischen Mühlenbauer, technische Gegenstände zeichnerisch einwandfrei darzustellen" (Klemm). Der Textteil wurde durch Ansetzen von weißem Papier dem Querformat der Tafeln angepaßt. Die Tafeln sind plano gebunden, der Einband restauriert, Fehlstellen im Deckelbezug ergänzt, im Textteil sowie an 4 Tafeln Ränder etwas fleckig, Teil 1 Tafel 17/18 am unteren Plattenrand beschnitten. Angebunden: Linperch, Pieter: Architectura mechanica, of Moolen-Boek van eenige Opstallen van Moolens, nevens hunne Gronden. Amsterdam, Cóvens und Mortier (1727). 52 x 56 cm. (4), 6 Seiten mit gestochen Titelvign. und 32 Kupfern auf 31 Tafeln. - Lotz 1789. Erstausgabe, hier noch als Teil 3 des Moolen-Boek bezeichnet, später wurde es auch separat aufgelegt. Der Textteil und 12 Kupfertafeln sind durch angesetztes Schreibpapier dem großen querformatigen Tafeln angepaßt. - Vollständig seltener Sammelband zum Mühlenbau - Sprache / Language: Niederländisch / Dutch -

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