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

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

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

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

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

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

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        Rubricae Sive Synopses Titulorum, Capitum, & Articulorum, Universi

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

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        TRAITE GENERAL DES HORLOGES

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

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

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

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        THE GENERAL HISTORY OF EARTHQUAKES:

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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        The Life and Death of Thomas, Lord Cromwell

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

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

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

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

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

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        The Koran Commonly Called The Alcoran of Mohammed

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

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

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

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