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        CYMBELINE. A Tragedy

      London:: Printed for J. Tonson,. 1734.. 12mo: A - D^12. 6-5/8" x 3-7/8". 1st separate edition (Ford 37; Jaggard, p. 301; Lowdnes, p. 2275). 96 pp. Chetwood piracy warning at base of p. 96.. Modern brown quarter calf binding with marbled paper boards. Maroon leather title label to spine. Red edgestain.. Binding - Fine. Textblock - VG+ (lot foxing to preliminary. blank/printer's smudge to p. 96).. Frontis by Guernier. Title page printer's ornament of a bust of Shakespeare. Head- tailpiece. Decorative initial capital letters.

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        The HISTORY Of SIR JOHN OLDCASTLE, The Good LORD COBHAM

      London:: Printed for J. Tonson,. 1734.. 12mo: A - C^12. 6-11/16" x 4". 1st separate Tonson edition (Jaggard, p. 451). 72 pp. A1v the 'Walker Piracy' advert.. Modern speckled brown quarter calf binding with green marbled paper boards.. Binding - Fine. Textblock - VG+.. It is readily apparent that Oldcastle the origin for Shakespeare's popular character, Falstaff, as the earlier versions of Henry IV 'utilised [sic] Oldcastle as a character," though evidently giving offense "to the Cobham family, as the name was afterwards changed to Falstaff." No doubt this the source of the early attribution to Shakespeare, however, according to Jaggard, who in turn cites Henslowe's diary, authorship of this History a joint effort of Drayton, Munday, Wilson & Hathway. While another camp goes further to postulate that the piece was written by the four in reply to Shakespeare's Henry IV. However, whatever its genesis, the work is decidely scarce on the commercial market. . Frontis by Fourdrinier. Title page printer's ornament. Headpiece. Decorative initial capital letters. Tailpiece ornaments.

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        A New Account of Some Parts of Guinea and the Slave-Trade

      London: James, John, and Paul Knapton, 1734. 1st Edition. Hardcover. Very good. William Snelgrave was an English sea captain, slave trader, and ivory trader on the West African coast. He reportedly treated his slaves better than most traders of the day. In what passed for notable humanity at the time,Snelgrave provided his slaves two meals a day, visits to the deck, and pipes and tobacco. He also allowed the women and children to be unchained. He was captured by pirate captains La Bouche, Cocklyn, and Howell Davis along the coast of West Africa in 1719. He was originally attacked by Cocklyn's quartermaster for failing to surrender, beaten, and shot in the arm. What allegedly spared Snelgrave was his men crying out: "For God's sake, don't kill our captain, for we were never with a better man." Snelgrave wrote about his captivity with the pirates. He described how Davis claimed that "their reasons for going a-pirating were to revenge themselves on base merchants and cruel commanders of ships." This may explain why Snelgrave was spared. In 1727 he arrived at Whydah, which had just been captured by Dahomey. His account of this event, which he learned of second hand, has been the main source of many modern historians. In 1734 he published A New Account of Some Parts of Guinea and the Slave-Trade. He was not critical of the slave trade like other traders became, and dedicated his book to the European merchants of West Africa. Here is the first edition of Snelgrave's book. The binding is recent and fine in 3/4 brown leather with raised spine bands and gilt rules over marbled paper-covered boards with leather corners. The contents are bright and clean with no spotting. The original folding map is present, properly folded, and untorn, though professionally reinforced on the back along the edges.

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        The TWO GENTLEMEN Of VERONA

      London:: Printed for J. Tonson,. 1734.. 12mo: A - C^12. 6-11/16" x 4". First published in the 1623 Folio, this the 1st separate edition (Ford 312; Jaggard, p. 483; Lowdnes, p. 2301). 71, [1] pp. A2r the 'Walker Piracy' advert. Last page blank.. Modern speckled brown quarter calf binding with green marbled paper boards. Maroon leather title label to spine.. Binding - Fine. Textblock - VG+.. Only one copy at auction these last 30+ years [2004]. . Frontis by Fourdrinier. Title page printer's ornament (rabbit with scroll). Typographical rules between Acts. Decorative initial capital letters. Tailpiece ornaments.

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        The HISTORY Of SIR JOHN OLDCASTLE, The Good LORD COBHAM

      London:: Printed for J. Tonson,. 1734.. 12mo: A - C^12. 6-11/16" x 4". 1st separate Tonson edition (Jaggard, p. 451). 72 pp. A1v the 'Walker Piracy' advert.. Modern speckled brown quarter calf binding with green marbled paper boards.. Binding - Fine. Textblock - VG+.. It is readily apparent that Oldcastle the origin for Shakespeare's popular character, Falstaff, as the earlier versions of Henry IV 'utilised [sic] Oldcastle as a character," though evidently giving offense "to the Cobham family, as the name was afterwards changed to Falstaff." No doubt this the source of the early attribution to Shakespeare, however, according to Jaggard, who in turn cites Henslowe's diary, authorship of this History a joint effort of Drayton, Munday, Wilson & Hathway. While another camp goes further to postulate that the piece was written by the four in reply to Shakespeare's Henry IV. However, whatever its genesis, the work is decidely scarce on the commercial market. . Frontis by Fourdrinier. Title page printer's ornament. Headpiece. Decorative initial capital letters. Tailpiece ornaments.

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        The TWO GENTLEMEN Of VERONA

      London:: Printed for J. Tonson,. 1734.. 12mo: A - C^12. 6-11/16" x 4". First published in the 1623 Folio, this the 1st separate edition (Ford 312; Jaggard, p. 483; Lowdnes, p. 2301). 71, [1] pp. A2r the 'Walker Piracy' advert. Last page blank.. Modern speckled brown quarter calf binding with green marbled paper boards. Maroon leather title label to spine.. Binding - Fine. Textblock - VG+.. Only one copy at auction these last 30+ years [2004]. . Frontis by Fourdrinier. Title page printer's ornament (rabbit with scroll). Typographical rules between Acts. Decorative initial capital letters. Tailpiece ornaments.

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        Historische general Beschreibung von Ober und Nieder-Elsass, samt dem Sundgau. Nach Anleitung einer accuraten Land-Charte in 15 Taffeln in Quarto (...) Nebst einer vorrede Johann Gabriel Doppelmayers

      Felsseckerischen Buch-Laden 1734 In-8 (18,5 x 11,5 cm), titre - (3) ff. - 356 - 30 pp. - (1) ff., veau marbré, dos à cinq nerfs orné, pièce de titre de maroquin rouge, tranches mouchetées rouges (reliure d'époque). Illustré d'1 titre-frontispice, de 15 cartes et d'1 plan dépliant de Strasbourg, par le cartographe allemand Johann Gabriel Doppelmayr (1671 - 1750). Histoire générale de la Haute-Alsace et de la Basse-Alsace, comprenant le Sundgau. Ex-libris manuscrit sur la page de titre, F. Ebhardt, 1749. (défauts d'usage, coiffes usées, rousseurs). // Octavo (18,5 x 11,5 cm), titre - (3) ff. - 356 - 30 pp. - (1) ff., marbled calf, spine tooled raised on five bands, red morocco title label, red sprinkled edges (contemporary binding). Illustrated with 1 frontispiece-title, 15 maps and 1 folding plan of Strasbourg, by german cartographer Johann Gabriel Doppelmayr (1671 - 1750). General history of Upper and Lower Alsace, including Sundgau. Handwritten ex-libris on title page F. Ebhardt, 1749. (defects of use, top and bottom of spine used, spots).

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        Dialogos de las Armas i Linages de la Nobleza de España. Los escrivia ..., cuya obra posthuma ha cotejado con varios Libros, assi manuscritos, como impressos, Don Gregorio Mayáns i Siscar. [Junto con:] Vida de Don Antonio Agustín, Arzobispo de Tarragona, por Don Gregorio Mayans

      Madrid, por Juan de Zuñiga, 1734. Dos tomos en un volúmen en 4to.; portada, XLII-93 pp., 25 hojas de índice (de 29) y dos láminas con 41 escudos de armas de la nobleza de España, grabados en cobre por Pablo Minguet + portada, 183 pp., 9 hojas de índice. Ejemplar falto de la lámina retrato del autor, grabada por Palomo y de las páginas 3/4, 5/6, 33/34 y 57/58 de la «Vida». Encuadernación de época en pergamino.

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        A Guide to Justices; Being Modern English Precedents, for the Direction of Justices of Peace, in Making Out Warrants, Mittimus's, Recognizances, Supercedeas's, Affidavits, Informations, Inquisitions, Summons, Precepts

      E. and R. Nut and R. Gosling London: E. and R. Nut and R. Gosling, 1734. First Edition. hardcover. very good(+). 212pp. 8vo, contemporary polished calf with decorative blind-tooled borders, recased and neatly rebacked in matching leather with gilt rules and title. In the Savoy [London]: Printed by E. and R. Nut, and R. Gosling, 1734. First edition. Faint scattered foxing on several preliminary pages, else very clean copy of this scarce legal title. OCLC lists on 5 copies.

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        THE KORAN, COMMONLY CALLED THE ALCORAN OF MOHAMMED

      London: Printed by C. Ackers for J. Wilcox, 1734. FIRST EDITION OF SALE'S TRANSLATION. Hardcover. First Printing of the Best Translation of the Koran, Owned by an Adventurer in the Employ of the Nawam of Oudh. 254 x 203 mm (10 x 8"). 3 p.l., iii-ix, [3], 187, [1], 508 pp., [8] leaves (index). FIRST EDITION OF SALE'S TRANSLATION. Excellent late 18th century treated sheep, covers with gilt centerpiece of upturned sword topped by a Phrygian cap, the handle of the sword containing the initial "P," flat spine with gilt compartments featuring a garland centerpiece within a lozenge of leaf tools, a smaller leaf tool at corners, black morocco label. With five engraved plates: a map of Arabia, a plan of the temple in Mecca (both folding), and three genealogical tables (two folding, and one of these incorporating the fifth plate as one of its panels). Top of title page with struck-through inscription of early owner J. B.(?) Thomas as well as ink ownership inscription of Colonel Ant[oine] Polier (see below); foot of title with "Antoine Polier an:2:" neatly stamped in black ink; front free endpaper and title page with embossed coat of arms, a shield with bend sinister and a fish hauriant in each field; front free endpaper with ink stamp of A. v. Hammerstein of Abentheuer bei Birkenfeld. Harris, p. 87; Lowndes II, 1290; Graesse IV, 44; Brunet III, 1309; Rothschild 1811. Joints and extremities a bit rubbed (corners worn through), covers slightly marked, a short closed marginal tear to the map, perhaps 10 percent of the gatherings with overall faint browning (not at all noticeable), occasional minor foxing or marginal smudges, otherwise a fine copy, the text consistently clean and crisp, and the binding solid and generally well preserved, with nothing approaching a serious condition problem. This is the first accurate translation of the Qur'an, or Koran, into English, or indeed into any modern language, offered here in an attractive 18th century binding, and with intriguing provenance. Sale's Koran was the first version to be done directly from Arabic into English, and its magisterial qualities are still held in high esteem. A French translation by Du Ryer had appeared in 1649, a work that the normally restrained DNB characterizes as "despicable," and from this French translation, Alexander Ross had created an English version. The translation of Sale is in a different class. According to DNB, "Sale's translation is remarkably accurate." Partly because he has consistently "made use of native commentators . . . , his version remains the best in any language . . . . Sale's preliminary discourse and notes display a remarkable acquaintance not only with the works of European writers upon Mohammedanism and its history, but also with native Arab literature. The preface and notes are still reckoned among the best sources of information with regard to the faith of Islam and the Mohammedan peoples." A solicitor and collector of Oriental manuscripts who never left England, George Sale (ca. 1697-1736) was taught Arabic by Daidichi, a Greek from Aleppo, and probably also by the Syrian Christian Solomon Negri. Negri and Sale cooperated on a translation into Arabic of the New Testament, undertaken for the Society for the Promotion of Christian Knowledge, and Sale then employed the knowledge of Arabic he had gained to translate the Qur'an. Given the gilt emblem on the boards here, the present copy was probably bound for the adventurer and collector Colonel Antoine-Louis Henri de Polier (1741-95), a military engineer from Lausanne who made a fortune in India. He had gone to that country in the employ of the British East India company, but entered the service of the wealthy and powerful Nawam of Oudh in 1772. His avocation was collecting manuscripts in Sanskrit, Persian, and Arabic, some of which he donated to the French royal library. Polier returned to France in 1788, just in time for the revolution. The symbol on the cover of this volume--the Phrygian cap with sword--indicates that he supported, or wished to appear to support, the revolutionary cause. (The "an:2:" ["year 2"] stamp on the title page refers to the revolutionary calendar year that ran from September 1793 through September 1794.) Polier was murdered in 1795, whether by robbers or political enemies is unclear.

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        Vida, dichos y Constituciones de San Phelipe Neri, Florentín, [1515-1595] Presbytero Secular, Fundador de la Congregación del Oratorio. Traducida por el Doctor Don Luis Crespi Borja de Valldaura

      Madrid, por Juan Muñoz, 1734. 4to.; 4 hs., 404 pp. Encuadernación en piel, de la época, con lomera ornada y tejuelo.

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        Dialogos de las Armas i Linages de la Nobleza de España. Los escrivia ., cuya obra posthuma ha cotejado con varios Libros, assi manuscritos, como impressos, Don Gregorio Mayáns i Siscar. [Junto con:] Vida de Don Antonio Agustín, Arzobispo de Tarragona, por Don Gregorio Mayans.

      Madrid, por Juan de Zuñiga, 1734. - Dos tomos en un volúmen en 4to.; portada, XLII-93 pp., 25 hojas de índice (de 29) y dos láminas con 41 escudos de armas de la nobleza de España, grabados en cobre por Pablo Minguet + portada, 183 pp., 9 hojas de índice. Ejemplar falto de la lámina retrato del autor, grabada por Palomo y de las páginas 3/4, 5/6, 33/34 y 57/58 de la «Vida». Encuadernación de época en pergamino.

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        Vida, dichos y Constituciones de San Phelipe Neri, Florentín, [1515-1595] Presbytero Secular, Fundador de la Congregación del Oratorio. Traducida por el Doctor Don Luis Crespi Borja de Valldaura.

      Madrid, por Juan Muñoz, 1734. - 4to.; 4 hs., 404 pp. Encuadernación en piel, de la época, con lomera ornada y tejuelo. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Opera Omnia medica. Epidemiorum et Ephemeridum libri duo, Studio et Opera M. Jacobi Thevart, in 2 voll.

      Angelum Jeremiam 1734/36 1^ ediz. veneta, in 4°, pp. 2 b., 28 nn., 392, 2 b.; 2 b., xvi 350, 2 b.; leg. coeva in cartone chiaro con tit. manos. al ds., 2 occhietti e front. con vignetta ad ogni opera, testatine, capil. e finalini; ritratto dell'A. a p. 18 nn. e vignetta con motto al colophon. Nel 1° vol.: Epidemiorum et Ephemeridum, Definitionum medicarum, Commentarium in libellum Theophrasti De Vertigine, De Convulsionibus; nel 2° vol.: In libros de Morbis Virginum et Mulierum ad mentem Hippocratis conscriptos admonitio, Opuscola Medica de Arthritide, de Calculo et de Urinarum Hypostasi, De Rheumatismo & Pleuritide dorsali, con indice dei nomi greci in fine a ciascun volume. Il celebre medico francese (1538-1616) interessato soprattutto all'Arte di guarire, cercò nel tipo di atmosfera le cause delle malattie tipiche di ogni stagione e di ogni clima. Brunet 1, 628; Graesse 1, 283. Opera fresca molto ben conservata. 514/21

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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 (268 × 210 mm). Contemporary full calf, spine in compartments with glint and blind rules, blind tooling, and a burgundy morocco title label, sides bordered with a floral gilt roll. 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. Pencil annotations throughout the preliminary discourse. Worming to top inner corner of the first six leaves, and to bottom inner corner from pp.463-end. Rebacked, with rubbed corners and a few marks and scratches, leaves somewhat cockled and some phases of tanning, but on the whole clean. A very good copy, attractively well-margined, untrimmed to fore- and bottom edge. First edition, a notably well margined copy, 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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        Matrikel öfwer Sweriges ridderskap och adel, hwilka uthaf siö-män hafwa theras uhrsprung.

      II. Förteckning uppå några swenska siö- och ammiralitets-herrar och officerare, the ther igenom lärdom/ och studier hafwa giordt sig bekanta. Hwar wid foges en tilökning af några andra märkwärdiga saker, thet kongl. swenska siöwesendet beträffande: ungdomen wid kongl. swenska ammiralitetet til wälment tienst uthgifne. Sthlm, J. L. Horrn, 1734. 4:o. (8),144,(4) s. Med träsnittsvinjett på s. 50. Elegant hfrbd med upphöjda bind, rikt guldornerad rygg och röd titeletikett (Hedberg). Stänkta snitt. Ytterfalsarna ngt nötta. Inlagan med några obetydliga småfläckar. Nedre hörnet lagat på s. 17. Stort ex. med Gustaf Bernströms förgyllda pärmexlibris.. Warmholtz 7667. Ågren 765. Träsnittsvinjetten är signerad "B" och föreställer ett skepp i storm med mottot "sperandum et ferendum". Carl Nilsson Bechstadius kom från Kalmar till Uppsala 1706. Efter färdig utbildning fick han tjänsten som regementspräst i Karlskrona och förvärvade under tiden där omfattande kunskaper om den svenska sjökrigshistorien. "Then adelige/ och lärde swenske siö-man" är det första svenskspråkiga arbetet på området och en guldgruva av annars svåråtkomlig information

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        Sardiniae Regnum et Insula uti per celeberr. P. Coronelli

      Norimberga, 1734Splendida carta inc. in rame, fresca e nitida e impreziosita da superba coloritura dell'epoca. Misura mm.590x500 + ampi marg. bianchi. Tit. contenuto entro elaborato cartiglio, bordura perimetrale. In basso a des. piccolo riquadro con pianta della città di Cagliari a volo d'uccello. Perfetto stato, rara a trovarsi con così bella e vivace coloritura.

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        A Guide to Justices; Being Modern English Precedents, for the Direction of Justices of Peace, in Making Out Warrants, Mittimus's, Recognizances, Supercedeas's, Affidavits, Informations, Inquisitions, Summons, Precepts.

      E. and R. Nut and R. Gosling, London 1734 - Faint scattered foxing on several preliminary pages, else very clean copy of this scarce legal title. OCLC lists on 5 copies. 212pp. 8vo, contemporary polished calf with decorative blind-tooled borders, recased and neatly rebacked in matching leather with gilt rules and title. In the Savoy [London]: Printed by E. and R. Nut, and R. Gosling, 1734. First edition. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        A New Pandect of Roman Civil Law, As Anciently Established

      1734. "The Most Elaborate Treatise on Modern Roman Law Written in English" Ayliffe, John [1676-1732]. A New Pandect of Roman Civil Law, As Anciently Established in That New Empire; And Now Received and Practised in Most European Nations: With Many Useful Observations Thereon; Shewing, Wherein that Law Differs From the Municipal Laws of Great-Britain, From the Canon Law in General, And From That Part of it Now in Use Here With Us in England : Whereunto is Prefix'd, By Way of Introduction, A Preliminary Discourse, Touching the Rise and Progress of the Civil Law, From the Most Early Times of the Roman Empire: Wherein is Also Comprized a Particular Account of the Books Themselves Containing this Law, The Names of the Authors and Compilers of Them, The Several Editions, And the Best Commentators Thereon. London: Printed for Tho. Osborne, In Gray's Inn, 1734. [vi], xlviii, [10], 608 pp. Complete as issued; a projected second volume was not published. Folio (13-1/2" x 8-1/2"). Recent period-style quarter calf over marbled boards, raised bands and lettering piece to spine, endpapers renewed. Light toning to text, slightly darker at outer margins, minor soot stains to title page and upper margins of a few leaves at beginning to text. Small early owner and law library stamps to title page, interior otherwise clean. * Only edition. "In 1734 was published the first volume of New Pandect of the Roman Civil Law, which Ayliffe had written some years before. There was at the time an awakening interest in the civil law, and Ayliffe designed his book not only for the lawyer, but also for the politician and the diplomatist... Though never finished, it remains to our day the most elaborate treatise on modern Roman law written in English" (DNB). Marvin held it high esteem, as did Holdsworth, who says "no other book of equal learning of comprehensiveness was published by an English writer in this century." Dictionary of National Biography I:752. Marvin, Legal Bibliography 81. Holdsworth, A History of English Law XII:642.

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        A Chart of the Coast of Guinea from Cape de Verde to Cape Bona Esperança

      London: William Mount & Thomas Page, [1734]. Copper-engraved sea chart, in excellent condition. 19 x 22 3/4 inches. A very elegant sea chart of all of the west coast of Africa and one of the most important charts of the celebrated Third Book of 'The English Pilot' This very fine sea chart embraces the coast of Africa from Senegal all the way down to Cape Agulhas, past the Cape of Good Hope. The features of the coast are named in great detail, and the seas are elegantly traversed by loxodromes. The map is oriented with the east towards the top of the map, and a very beautiful cartouche surrounded by mermen and seashells adorns the upper left corner. 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, 4278-10; Verner & Skelton (eds.), John Thornton - The English Pilot: The Third Book (Facsimile 1703 edition)

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        An examination of Dr. Burnet’s Theory of the earth: with some remarks on Mr. Whiston’s New theory of the earth. Also an examination of the reflections on the theory of the earth; And A Defence of the Remarks on Mr. Whiston’s New Theory. By J. Keill, A. M. of Balliol College, Oxon. The second edition corrected, and all the Figures (25 in Number) Engraved on Copper Plates. To the whole is annexed a dissertatio on the different figures of the coelestial bodies, &c. With a Summary Exposition of the Cartesian and Newtonian Systems. By Mons. de Maupertuis, Fellow of the Royal Society, and of the Royal Academy in Paris

      [Oxford?]: Printed for and sold by H. Clements, near the Theatre in Oxford; and S.Harding, on the Pavement in St. Martin’s Lane, London,, MDCCXXXIV. [1734]. Second Edition. Full Calf. Fine. 8vo: [8],347,[1]; 67,[1]pp, with 25 copper-engraved figures on 13 numbered folding plates. In two parts, the second, Maupertuis’s dissertation, with separate pagination. Contemporary Cambridge-style calf paneled blind, spine in six compartments with center gilt lozenge in each between raised bands, red morocco lettering piece gilt, plain period end papers with nineteenth century manuscript record of Isaac Rufsell's decendants, beginning on back paste down with "Isaac Rufsell His Book / November 14, 1809," continuing on front fly leaf, recto and verso (under heading "The list of John Rufsell's children in Pevensey Marsh), and ending on front paste down with "Emar Rufsell Was Bornd / May 10 1852 baptized (?) June 13th." (Pevensey Marsh is a village in the Wealden district of East Sussex.) An excellent, clean, crisp, wide-margined copy in handsome period binding. ESTC: T122602 & Second Edition, corrected, of Keill's first work, "an attack on the cosmogonical treatises about the world's creation then being widely debated by many members of the Royal Society" (DSB VII, p. 275), orginally published in 1698. Keill "used Burnet's Sacred Theory of the Earth as an occasion to attack modern ‘world-makers’ who endeavour to show ‘how, by the necessary laws of Mechanisme, without any extraordinary concurrence of the Divine Power, the world and all that therein is might have been produced’. Blaming in the most contemptuous terms the great French philosopher René Descartes for this trend, Keill also attacks [Spinoza, Thomas Hobbes, and others] before focusing his attention on Burnet. . . . Although Keill praises Newton and his refutation of Descartes, and sees Newton's philosophy as the only one which is based upon observation and calculation, he does not attempt to substitute a Newtonian account of the Noachian flood for Burnet's ['atheistic'] Cartesian account. He simply insists that ‘a much easier and shorter account’ can be given by referring to the ‘Omnipotent hand of God, who can do whatsoever he pleases’. . . . In the following year Keill published an Examination of the Reflections on the Theory of the Earth, in response to an anonymous defender of Burnet, and A Defense of the Remarks Made on Mr. Whiston's New Theory, in response to Whiston himself." (ODNB) N. B. With few exceptions (always identified), we only stock books in exceptional condition, carefully preserved in archival, removable polypropylene sleeves. All orders are packaged with care and posted promptly. Satisfaction guaranteed.

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        Considérations sur les Causes de la Grandeur des Romains et de leur Décadence.

      A Amsterdam, chez Pierre Mortier 1734 - Par l'Auteur des Lettres Persanes (Montesquieu). A Amsterdam, chez Pierre Mortier, 1734 - 272 pages. Édition parue la même année que l'originale. Cartonnage postérieur (XIX ème) orné à la bradel. Étiquette de titre rouge au dos. Pas de rousseur. Très bon état. Format in-16°(15x9). [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        THE ANATOMY OF THE HUMAN BONES; With an Account of Muscular Motion, and the Circulation of the Blood; Also of Digestion and Nutrition: With a Description of the Four Senses. Illustrated with a Variety of Copper Plates. To Which is Added, a Short and Easy Method of Discovering the Virtues of Plants in Curing the Diseases of the Human Body

      London:: R. Ware; A. Ward; J. Oswald; and T. Hatchett,, 1734. First Edition. Very Good++. A Very Good++ hardback First Edition First Printing bound in 18th Century full leather binding rebacked with raised bands spine, gilt lettering and decoration spine. Small neat pencil notes endpapers, ink note front paste-down. Mild cover edge wear. Owner name ffep and title page. Scattered foxing. 8vo. xxxvi, 299 pp. + [25] pp. indexes. Illustrated with 15 folding copperplates and head and tailpiece vignettes. Scarce.

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        An examination of Dr. Burnet’s Theory of the earth: with some remarks on Mr. Whiston’s New theory of the earth. Also an examination of the reflections on the theory of the earth; And A Defence of the Remarks on Mr. Whiston’s New Theory. By J. Keill, A. M. of Balliol College, Oxon. The second edition corrected, and all the Figures (25 in Number) Engraved on Copper Plates. To the whole is annexed a dissertatio on the different figures of the coelestial bodies, &c. With a Summary Exposition of the Cartesian and Newtonian Systems. By Mons. de Maupertuis, Fellow of the Royal Society, and of the Royal Academy in Paris

      Printed for and sold by H. Clements, near the Theatre in Oxford; and S.Harding, on the Pavement in St. Martin’s Lane, London, MDCCXXXIV. [1734], [Oxford?] - 8vo: [8],347,[1]; 67,[1]pp, with 25 copper-engraved figures on 13 numbered folding plates. In two parts, the second, Maupertuis’s dissertation, with separate pagination. Contemporary Cambridge-style calf paneled blind, spine in six compartments with center gilt lozenge in each between raised bands, red morocco lettering piece gilt, plain period end papers with nineteenth century manuscript record of Isaac Rufsell's decendants, beginning on back paste down with "Isaac Rufsell His Book / November 14, 1809," continuing on front fly leaf, recto and verso (under heading "The list of John Rufsell's children in Pevensey Marsh), and ending on front paste down with "Emar Rufsell Was Bornd / May 10 1852 baptized (?) June 13th." (Pevensey Marsh is a village in the Wealden district of East Sussex.) An excellent, clean, crisp, wide-margined copy in handsome period binding. ESTC: T122602 Second Edition, corrected, of Keill's first work, "an attack on the cosmogonical treatises about the world's creation then being widely debated by many members of the Royal Society" (DSB VII, p. 275), orginally published in 1698. Keill "used Burnet's Sacred Theory of the Earth as an occasion to attack modern ‘world-makers’ who endeavour to show ‘how, by the necessary laws of Mechanisme, without any extraordinary concurrence of the Divine Power, the world and all that therein is might have been produced’. Blaming in the most contemptuous terms the great French philosopher René Descartes for this trend, Keill also attacks [Spinoza, Thomas Hobbes, and others] before focusing his attention on Burnet. . . . Although Keill praises Newton and his refutation of Descartes, and sees Newton's philosophy as the only one which is based upon observation and calculation, he does not attempt to substitute a Newtonian account of the Noachian flood for Burnet's ['atheistic'] Cartesian account. He simply insists that ‘a much easier and shorter account’ can be given by referring to the ‘Omnipotent hand of God, who can do whatsoever he pleases’. . . . In the following year Keill published an Examination of the Reflections on the Theory of the Earth, in response to an anonymous defender of Burnet, and A Defense of the Remarks Made on Mr. Whiston's New Theory, in response to Whiston himself." (ODNB) N. B. With few exceptions (always identified), we only stock books in exceptional condition, carefully preserved in archival, removable polypropylene sleeves. All orders are packaged with care and posted promptly. Satisfaction guaranteed. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        PROSE TOSCANE DI ANTON MARIA SALVINI LETTORE DI LETTERE GRECHE. / PROSE SACRE DI ANTON MARIA SALVINI LETTORE DI LETTERE GRECHE. / DISCORSI ACCADEMICI DI ANTON MARIA SALVINI GENTILUOMO FIORENTINO LETTORE DI LETTERE GRECHE...ACCADEMICO DELLA CRUSCA.

      VENEZIA, APPRESSO ANGELO PASINELLI, 1734- IBIDEM - IBIDEM, 1735Ottime Piena pergamena ITALIANO Belle e solide legature coeve in piena pergamena

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        Histoire des révolutions d'Espagne. Depuis la déstruction de l'Empire des Goths, jusqu'à l'entière & parfaite réunion des Royaumes de Castille & Arragon en une seule Monarchie. Revue & publiée par les PP. Rouille & Brumoy. 3 Bände.

      Rollin Fils, Paris 1734 - 4to (26 x 20 cm). Mit 1 gef. Karte Spaniens, 1 gef. Stammbaum u. zahlr. Holzschn.-Vignetten. XXVI, 579 S., 18 Bl.; XIV S., 1 Bl., 644 S., 13 Bl.; VII, 655 S., 12 Bl. Ldr. d. Zeit auf 5 Bünden m. dekorativer Rückengoldprägung u. rotem u. grünem RSchild. sowie Innenkanten- u. Stehkantenvergoldung. Goldschnitt. Geschichte der spanischen Reconquistá des Jesuiten Pierre-Joseph d'Orléans (1641-1698). - Einbände etw. berieben, Schnitt leicht fleckig. W. Bl. vor d. Titel oben beschnitten. Name auf Titel v. 1737. Im Rande teils gering fleckig. Wohlerhaltene, sehr dekorative Bände. gr. [Attributes: First Edition]

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        AN EPISTLE FROM MR. POPE TO DR. ARBUTHNOT

      London: Printed by J. Wright for Lawton Gulliver, 1734.. [4],30 [i.e. 20]pp. Folio. Extracted. Scattered foxing, quotation from Milton re: satire written out in a contemporary hand on title, with small spot of similar ink at the corner of the title ornament. Still, about very good, in folding cloth case. First edition in separate form of Pope's notorious attack on Addison, first published in the miscellany, CYTHEREIA (1723). It was later printed under the title PROLOGUE TO THE SATIRES. GRIFFITH 352. ROTHSCHILD 1623. ASHLEY IV:47. FOXON P802.

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        An Epistle from Mr. Pope to Dr. Arbuthnot

      London: J. Wright, 1734. 2 page advertisement, 20 pages (last page misnumbered 30). Late 19th century half-calf. lim folio. Very slight foxing to end pages.. 1st Edition. Hard Cover. Very Good. Folio - over 12" - 15" tall.

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        Le bombardier francois ou nouvelle méthode de jetter les bombes avec précision

      Aux dépens de la Compagnie,, A Amsterdam, 1734 - Cm. 24, pp. (6) 41 (3) 366 (2). Antiporta figurata, frontepizio in rosso e nero con vignetta centrale ed 8 tavole ripiegate fuori testo. Il tutto finemente inciso in rame. Legatura coeva i npiena pelle, dorso a nervi con titoli e fregi. Qualche segno d'uso limitato alla legatura, peraltro esemplare molto ben conservato.

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        Le Bombardier François, ou nouvelle methode de jetter les bombes avec precision

      Amsterdam, 1734. 26 cm. (6), 41, (3), 366 Seiten mit gestochener Titelvignette, gestochenem Frontispiz und 8 ausfaltbaren Kupfertafeln von Wouter Jongman. Festeinband, Ledereinband der Zeit mit Rückenschild und Rückenvergoldung - Graesse I, 324 - Jähns 1628 - Rumpf 1336 - Mayerhöfer 409 (vgl.) - Erschienen "aux depens de la Compagnie". "Die Arbeit besteht aus einer Abhandlung über das Bombenwerfen und einer über Feuerwerkerei und Munition" (Jähns). Enthält unter anderem über 250 Einstellungstabellen für Mörser, Anleitung zur Herstellung von Feuerwerken und Raketengeschossen. "Wegen der klaren Darstellungsweise waren die Werke Bélidors sehr geschätzt und wurden mehrfach neu aufgelegt" (Mayerhöfer). Exemplar aus dem Besitz des IV. Feld-Artillerie-Regiments, auf Vorsatz Besitzeintrag und Signatur, auf Titel Stempel "AR"; auf dem Titel 4 weitere Stempel bayerischer Regimentsbibliotheken, unter anderem: 2. Fuß-Artillerie-Regiment, 1. Artillerie-Regiment Prinz Luitpold - Sprache / Language: Französisch / French -

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        Chrysanthemum Indicum maximum flore luteo pleno, Soleil [Yellow Chrysanthemum] [Pl. 372]

      [Regensburg]: [1734-1745]. Engraving, printed in colours with additional hand colouring. Very good condition apart from some minor foxing in the margins. 13 5/8 x 8 1/4 inches. 15 3/8 x 9 5/8 inches. A fine image from one of the first works to use colour printing successfully, and the first published work to include work by the greatest botanical artist of the eighteenth century: Georg Dionysius Ehret. This fine plate comes from Weinmann's magnum opus 'Phytanthoza Iconographia' (Regensburg: 1737- 1745), a work which represented a major technical and artistic advance over its precursors, Martyn's 'Historia plantarum rariorum' and the Society of Gardeners' 'Catalogus plantarum'. The work was based on Weinmann's collection of plants and was financed by him. The botanical drawings from which the plates are taken are mainly by Ehret, his first published work, and by N. Asamin, a talented young female artist. Weinmann's work is highly valued for the undoubted artistic standard of the plates, and the individual plates represent an extremely valuable record of the plant kingdom as it was understood and classified in the period just preceding the introduction of Linnaeus' revolutionary system of classification. Cf. Dunthorne 327; cf. Great Flower Books (1990) p.151; cf. Johnston Cleveland Collections 388; cf. Nissen BBI 2126; cf. Stafleu & Cowan TL2 17.050

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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

      London: Ackers, 1734. hardcover. very good(+). To which is prefixed, a Preliminary Discourse by George Sale. Large engraved folding map, 2 folding tables and one plan, one illus. Title page in red and black, 508pp. + 15pp. table, thick 4to, full mottled calf (small chip on back cover), recased, gilt-stamped spine, red leather label. London: C. Ackers for J. Wilcox, 1734. Near Fine. A handsome edition with fine engravings.

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        A Discovery of the true Cause of the wonderful Multiplication of Corn; with some general Remarks upon the Nature of Trees and Plants.

      Printed for J. Roberts 1734 - with an attractive engraved frontispice of a prodigious corn (wheat) plant, frontispiece offset onto title, some browning, pp. [viii], 50, 8vo modern calf backed boards, spine lettered in gilt, good First edition: said to be a translation of Erläuterung der Entdeckung der wahren Ursach von der wunderbahren Vermehrung des Getredes, but we have found no trace of a German publication either in WorldCat or KVK - in the latter the title is represented in German libraries solely in microforms or electronic versions of the present title. (ESTC T131469)

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        Commentarius ad Pandectas, In Quo Praeter Romani Juris Principia

      1734. Voet, Johannis [1647-1713]. Commentarius ad Pandectas. In Quo Praeter Romani Juris Principia ac Controversias Illustriores Jus Etiam Hodiernum, Et Praecipuae Fori Quaestiones Excutiuntur. The Hague: Apud Anthonium van Dole, 1734. Two volumes. [xx], 974, [31]; [ii], 1180, [34] pp. Main text in parallel columns. Folio (13-1/2" x 8"). Contemporary paneled vellum over wooden boards with elaborate blind tooling, raised bands and early hand-lettered titles to spines, edges of text block colored green, bronze clasps, one lacking. Light soiling, light rubbing to extremities, a few minor stains to boards, front hinge of Volume II partially cracked. Title page printed in red and black, woodcut decorated initials. Light toning to text, somewhat heavier in places, minor worming in places with negligible loss to text, internally clean. A nice copy in handsome bindings. * Sixth edition. With indexes. First published in 1698-1704, this exhaustive commentary on Justinian's Digest is one of the principal works of Roman-Dutch law. A deeply influential work that was translated into Italian, Dutch and English, it was a part of the law libraries of such men as John Adams and Joseph Story. It remains an authority in South Africa. Voet discusses all of the titles then explains how they were influenced by customary and local law. The second volume pays special attention to subjects relevant to the Netherlands, such maritime law. Voet was Professor of Law at the Universities of Utrecht and Leiden. Walker, The Oxford Companion to Law 1280. Dekkers, Bibliotheca Belgica Juridica 181 (9).

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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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