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        Histoire des revolutions d Espagne, depuis la destruction de l empire des Goths, jusqu a l entiere et parfaite reunion des Royaumes de Castille et d Aragon en une seule Monarchie. 3 Volúmenes

      Rollin, París 1734 - pasta epoca bien conservada con nervios, tejuelos, hierros dorados y superlibris en plano anterior mapa y árbol genealógico, ligeros puntos óxido, grandes márgenes. . 1925 págs.

      [Bookseller: LIBRERIA ANTICUARIA EPOPEYA]
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        Fine autograph letter written to the Prime Minister, Robert Walpole, in which he forwards dispatches received from the Prime Minister's brother Horatio Walpole in The Hague, and forwards copy of a letter he has written to the French envoy on the important subject of the Peace Treaty for Walpole's approval or comment before sending. He then discusses the various options and pitfalls of the ongoing negotiations for peace.

      Whitehall 13 Nov 1734 - 4to., 4 pages, approx. 800 words, holograph, signed "Harrington", has been folded for sending with minor splitting. Not published until a copy included in William Coxe's "Memoirs of the life & Administration of Sir Robert Walpole", London 1798.

      [Bookseller: A. R. Heath Rare Books]
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        The Compleat Mineral Laws of Derbyshire, Taken from the Originals. I. The High Peak Laws, with their Customs. II. Stony Middleton and Eame, with a new Article made 1733. III. The Laws of the Manour of Ashforth-i'th'-Water. IV. The Low Peak Articles, with their Laws and Customs. V. The Customs and Laws of the Liberty of Litton. VI. The Laws of the Lordship of Tidswell. And all their Bills of Plaint, Customs, Cross-Bills, Arrests, Plaintiff's Case, or Brief; with all other Forms necessary for all Miners and Maintainers of Mines, within each Manour, Lordship, or Wapentake

      Printed by Henry Woodfall. 1734. First Edition, vii,[i],[1]-176pp., final leaf bound between F5/F6, initial 13 leaves with a single small worm pinhole (touching a couple of words), interleaved, 2 leaves of manuscript notes, some light staining, ownership inscriptions including Sam. Heathrok jun. (1742) and Stephen Shore (1777), cont. calf, red morocco spine label, upper hinge slightly cracked. The laws, customs and amount of tolls paid varied in different manors. This account, which is addressed to the miners and maintainers of mines, sets out to standardise the laws and customs of the lead miners in Derbyshire. Goldsmiths'-Kress, no. 7193.3.

      [Bookseller: Forest Books]
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        VIDA Y VIRTUDES HEROICAS de la Augustíssima EMPERATRIZ LEONOR MAGDALENA THERESA, dedicada a la Princesa de Asturias (Nieta de la Augusta Emperatriz).

      Hered. Fco. del Hierro, Madrid 1734 - 4º, 28h (incl. port. 2 tintas), 1 retrato grab. (margen inf. det. con pequeña pérdida de texto), 496p, 2h, 2 viñetas grab. Plena piel, lomo con nervios, dorados y tejuelo. - Palau 373493. El autor era Franz Wagner, Padre de la Compañía de Jesús, nacido en Wangen en 1675 y fallecido en Viena en 1748. 1734

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        Dictionarium anglo-svethico-latinum in quo, præter cetera, voces anglicanæ quotquot gothis debentur. Ad origines suas revocantur

      Rudolphum Beneken, Hamburgi 1734 - 4to, pp. [8], 35, [1], unpaginated lexicon in double column, one folding plate, wood cut head-pieces; full contemporary sheep, blind-tooled spine in 7 compartments, contemporary printed paper spine label (cracked); illegible contemporary notes on front pastedown, lacking front free endpaper, else very good and sound. Serenius was chaplin to the Swedish embassy in London 1725-35, where he tried to strengthen the relations between Sweden and Great Britain. It was during this time that he began work on his dictionary.The preliminary essay, "De veterum Sveo-gothorum cum Anglis usu et commercio dessertatio," by Ericus Benzelius, highlights the parallels between Anglo-Saxon and Swedish, and he acknowledges in his Preface the work of George Hickes, John Hudson, Henry Dodwell, Thomas Smith, and Sir Humfrey Wanley. Kennedy 2724; this edition not in Vancil or Zaunmüller.

      [Bookseller: Rulon-Miller Books (ABAA / ILAB)]
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        "Dictionarium anglo-svethico-latinum in quo, præter cetera, voces anglicanæ quotquot gothis debentur. Ad origines suas revocantur"

      Hamburgi: Rudolphum Beneken. 1734. "4to, pp. [8], 35, [1], unpaginated lexicon in double column, one folding plate, wood cut head-pieces; full contemporary sheep, blind-tooled spine in 7 compartments, contemporary printed paper spine label (cracked); illegible contemporary notes on front pastedown, lacking front free endpaper, else very good and sound. & & Serenius was chaplin to the Swedish embassy in London 1725-35, where he tried to strengthen the relations between Sweden and Great Britain. It was during this time that he began work on his dictionary.& & The preliminary essay, ""De veterum Sveo-gothorum cum Anglis usu et commercio dessertatio,"" by Ericus Benzelius, highlights the parallels between Anglo-Saxon and Swedish, and he acknowledges in his Preface the work of George Hickes, John Hudson, Henry Dodwell, Thomas Smith, and Sir Humfrey Wanley. & & Kennedy 2724; this edition not in Vancil or Zaunmüller.& "

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        FIVE HUNDRED NEW RECEIPTS IN COOKERY, CONFECTIONARY, PASTRY, PRESERVING, CONSERVING, PICKLING; AND THE SEVERAL BRANCHES OF THESE ARTS NECESSARY TO BE KNOWN BY ALL GOOD HOUSEWIVES

      London: Printed for Thomas Astley, 1734. FIRST EDITION . Hardcover. 206 x 124 mm (8 1/8 x 4 7/8"). 1 p.l. (title), iv, 249, [9] pp. Revised and recommended by Mr. Henry Howard. FIRST EDITION. Pleasing recent retrospective chestnut-colored calf, covers with central frame formed by multiple blind and decorative rules, fleuron cornerpieces, raised bands, maroon morocco label. Printer's woodcut rose device on title page. Bitting, p. 324; Oxford, p. 64; Vicaire, col. 598; Maclean, p. 101. Title page a little soiled, very faint dampstain to tail margin of first half of text, occasional minor marginal stains, smudges, or corner creases, other trivial imperfections, but AN EXCELLENT COPY of a book difficult to find in pleasing condition, the text generally clean and fresh with especially ample margins, and in an unworn sympathetic binding. Given the kind of use this volume would have been expected to incur, this is an unusually well-preserved copy of a sought-after collection of recipes for meat, game, fish, fowl, confections, pastries, preserving, and pickling from the repetoire of John Middleton, "Cook to his Grace the late Duke of Bolton." Middleton begins with terms and instructions for carving everything from eggs(!) to deer. Recipes follow in no particular order, so that in the space of three pages, one can find instructions for pickling walnuts, "sousing" trout, and making a hedge-hog cream (a dessert in the shape of, rather than made with, a hedge hog, one is somewhat disappointed to learn). At the end of the volume, we are given sample first and second courses for meals in each month of the year. These "receipts" gave the ordinary English housewife the opportunity to reproduce the fare served in the homes of the nobility, rather like the cookbooks of celebrity chefs today allow the modern cook to prepare dishes from the best restaurants. This is, of course, a culinary item, but it is also a fascinating glimpse into 18th century English domestic life.

      [Bookseller: Phillip J. Pirages Fine Books and Mediev]
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        Les Aventures de Télémaque, fils d'Ulysse. Nouvelle édition, conforme au manuscrit original

      Wetstein/Smith/Chatelain/Hofhout, Amsterdam/Rotterdam 1734 - In-4 (224 x 280 mm), 2 ff. n. ch., X pp., XVII pp. chiffrées XXVII, 424 pp. Maroquin citron, triple filet d'encadrement, dos à nerfs orné, pièce de titre, filet sur les coupes et les coiffes, tranches dorées, usures aux coiffes, petite tache sur le dos, portrait en partie détaché de la reliure, quelques rousseurs (reliure de l'époque). Très belle édition revue et corrigée par le neveu de l'auteur. Cette édition, revue sur les manuscrits originaux, a "été soignée par le marquis de Fénelon [neveu de l'auteur], alors ambassadeur de France à La Haye." (Brunet). Elle comprend un avertissement de l'éditeur, l'Approbation de M. de Sacy, le Discours sur la poésie épique du chevalier de Ramsay. Le texte est suivi de l'Ode à l'abbé Langeron sur la solitude de Carenac. Cet ouvrage, dans le tirage in-quarto, comprend 69 illustrations gravées en taille-douce d'après Picart, Dubourg, et Debrie : 25 hors texte dont un frontispice, 24 en-têtes, 19 culs-de-lampe et 1 fleuron de titre. Certains en-têtes et culs-de-lampe sont répétés. L'ouvrage est aussi illustré d'un portrait de l'auteur gravé en taille-douce d'après Vivien et de deux culs-de-lampe gravés sur bois de Papillon. Il existe un tirage in-folio plus rare, contenant les premières épreuves, imprimé à 150 exemplaires, dont quelques-uns contiennent des textes supplémentaires supprimés par la suite. Cet exemplaire a été enrichi d'une Carte des voyages de Télémaque et d'un portrait de l'auteur gravé en taille-douce d'après Vivien dans un autre format que le portrait de l'édition. De la bibliothèque du marquis Thomas de Lavalette avec son ex-libris armorié. Rare exemplaire en maroquin citron de l'époque. Cohen/de Ricci, Guide de l’amateur de livres à gravures du XVIIIe siècle, pp. 381-382 ; Brunet, Manuel des libraires et de l'amateur de livres, II, p. 1214 ; Quérard, La France littéraire, III, pp. 91-92. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Librairie Pierre Adrien Yvinec]
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        Description de l isle de Sicile et de ses cotes maritimes avec les plans de toutes ses forteresses. on y a ajuté un Memoire de l etat politique de la Sicile. par le Baron Agatin Apary.

      J. Wetstein & G. Smith, A Amsterdam 1734 - Legatura coeva in mz. pelle con nervi, ricchi fregi e titoli oro su doppio tassello al ds. Tagli colorati. Piccole fenditure alle cerniere, frontespizio della prima opera in rosso e nero. Fioriture della carta soprattutto nelle prime e ultime pagine, ma tavole in perfetto stato. In questa edizione appare per la prima volta la Memoria del Barone Agatin Apary della città di Catania, non presente nella prima edizione viennese del 1719. Mira, I, p 153. Provenienza: Bibliotheque du Chateau de Laplagne. Altro ex libris Baron Zangiacomi . 8vo (cm. 19,4), 2 cc.nn., 86 pp. con due grandi carte della Sicilia e quindici altre carte geografiche per lo più rip. (unito) Etat moral, physique et politique de la maison de Savoie., Paris, chez F. Buisson 1792, 1 c.nn., VIII-210 pp.

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

      [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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        Dictionarium historicum criticum chronologicum

      Venetiis: S. Coleti, 1734. Gebunden. geographicum et leterale sacrae scripturae cum figuris antiquitates judaicas repraesentantibus e gallico in latinum translatium a J.D.Mansi 24x35 cm 25 Kupfertaf. 11 gest.

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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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        FIVE HUNDRED NEW RECEIPTS IN COOKERY, CONFECTIONARY, PASTRY, PRESERVING, CONSERVING, PICKLING; AND THE SEVERAL BRANCHES OF THESE ARTS NECESSARY TO BE KNOWN BY ALL GOOD HOUSEWIVES

      Printed for Thomas Astley London: Printed for Thomas Astley, 1734. FIRST EDITION . Hardcover. 206 x 124 mm (8 1/8 x 4 7/8"). 1 p.l. (title), iv, 249, [9] pp. Revised and recommended by Mr. Henry Howard. FIRST EDITION. Pleasing recent retrospective chestnut-colored calf, covers with central frame formed by multiple blind and decorative rules, fleuron cornerpieces, raised bands, maroon morocco label. Printer's woodcut rose device on title page. Bitting, p. 324; Oxford, p. 64; Vicaire, col. 598; Maclean, p. 101. Title page a little soiled, very faint dampstain to tail margin of first half of text, occasional minor marginal stains, smudges, or corner creases, other trivial imperfections, but AN EXCELLENT COPY of a book difficult to find in pleasing condition, the text generally clean and fresh with especially ample margins, and in an unworn sympathetic binding. Given the kind of use this volume would have been expected to incur, this is an unusually well-preserved copy of a sought-after collection of recipes for meat, game, fish, fowl, confections, pastries, preserving, and pickling from the repetoire of John Middleton, "Cook to his Grace the late Duke of Bolton." Middleton begins with terms and instructions for carving everything from eggs(!) to deer. Recipes follow in no particular order, so that in the space of three pages, one can find instructions for pickling walnuts, "sousing" trout, and making a hedge-hog cream (a dessert in the shape of, rather than made with, a hedge hog, one is somewhat disappointed to learn). At the end of the volume, we are given sample first and second courses for meals in each month of the year. These "receipts" gave the ordinary English housewife the opportunity to reproduce the fare served in the homes of the nobility, rather like the cookbooks of celebrity chefs today allow the modern cook to prepare dishes from the best restaurants. This is, of course, a culinary item, but it is also a fascinating glimpse into 18th century English domestic life.

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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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        RECEIPTS IN COOKERY - A Collection of above Three Hundred RECEIPTS in COOKERY, Physick and Surgery. For the Use of all Good Wives, Tender Mothers, and Careful Nurses.

      Sold by W. Parker, at the Kings Head in St. Paul's Church-Yard. MDCCXXXIV. (1734). - Now rebound in half-calf with marbled boards; the spine with five raised bands, head and tail bands, and gilt titled maroon calf spine label. Two volumes in one as usual. Part II entitled "A Selection of Receipts in Cookery Physicks and Surgery" with Roman date 1734. Part I, 183 pp. + 7 index; Part II, 79 pp. + 4pp. index, with continuous pagination from Part I. Several pages at front and rear have been re-tipped and the signatures re-threaded. The end papers are good matching replacements. Title page of part 1 is a facsimile on appropriate "aged" paper, otherwise the book is original and complete. A number of pages have damp staining, confined to upper inner areas. Some "fingering", particularly in areas offering remedies against common disorders. Because of it's practicality, it was favoured among early settlers in Canada and the USA. A salve, "Gratia Dei", evidently an early Tiger Balm, with some very exotic ingredients, is recommended as a cure for practically anything. Many of the recipes also charm, who resisted "The best orange pudding that ever was tasted". Size 205 x 130 mm. Bitting p. 258; Oxford p. 54; Hazlitt p. 81, # 16; Simon p. 88, # 904. Please specify further images. Binding Fine / Contents generally Good Plus. 272 pages. Binding Fine / Contents generally Good Plus. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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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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        Eine Sammlung von Zweyen über ein jegliches Sonn- und Festtägliches Evangelium wie auch von einigen an den Buß-Tagen gehaltenen Predigten.

      Christoph Gottlieb Nicolai, Berlin 1734. - K1301 Gr.-8°. 22 x 16 cm. Originalausgabe in dunkelbraunem Ganzleder. Die Einbanddeckel mit blindgeprägtem Zierrahmen, sowie goldgeprägten Rückenbünden, Titel und Erscheinungsjahr. Das Aussengelenk vorn oben 10 cm und unten 2 cm angeplatzt, beide schwach. Der Einband berieben. Marmorierter Vorsatz, dieser leicht beschädigt durch Entfernung eines Einklebers. Dreiseitenrotschnitt. 2 Teile in einem Band. Paginierung: Teil 1- Titel (dieser in rot und schwarz), 1 Blatt, 4 S., 8 S. Vorrede, 734 S. / Teil 2- Titel und 566 S. / Anhang-108 S. / Erstes und zweites Register mit 15 S. / 19 S. incl. Titelblatt / 39 S. incl. Titelblatt / 36 Seiten incl. Titelblatt. Einige Fehlpaginierungen aber kein fehlender Text. Innen auf dem vorderen und hinteren Vorsatz Anmerkungen in alter Tinte, ebenso kurze Vermerke auf S. 261 des ersten Teils und auf S. 248 des zweiten Teils, sowie auf S. 36 am Schluß des Buches. Eine kleine Wurmspur im unteren Blattrand Teil 2 Seiten 79 bis 136. Innen teils Finger-, teils wasserfleckig, meist über einige Seiten hinweg; insgesamt durchaus gut erhaltenes Exemplar. Johann Gustav Reinbeck (*1683 in Blumlage bei Celle; † 21. August 1741 in Schönwalde bei Berlin) war ein lutherischer Theologe, Konsistorialrat und Propst zu Cölln an der Spree. Er studierte in Halle, setzte sich für die Rückberufung Christian Wolffs nach Halle ein, arbeitete maßgeblich an der Aufklärungstheologie und war ein und übte das Amt eines Kurators der Preußischen Universitäten aus. // Christoph Gottlieb Nicolai 1700- 1752, Vater von Friedrich Nicolai, dem Schriftsteller, war Gründer der Nicolaischen Verlagsbuchhandlung in Berlin in der Brüderstrasse. 2100

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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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