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        The Military History of His Serene Highness Prince Eugene of Savoy, Now Generalissimo of the Imperial Army. As also of his Grace the late Duke of Marlborough, and the Prince of the Roman Empire, and his serene highness the Prince of Nassau-Friezland, Father to his most Serene Highness the Prince of Orange

      London: Rayner, 1736. hardcover. very good. Translated by Paul Chamberlen. 2 parts bound together, separate pagination, 134 pp + 620 pp and an additional 20 page index. 12 magnificent black and white copperplates, 9 are folding. Rubricated title page. Full contemporary leather with raised bands, age worn with inner hinges repaired. Tan leather label on spine. Minor foxing and repairs to plates most of which have the top margin cropped. Clean tight text block. Bookplate "Virtus Semper Viridis" on inside front cover London: W. Rayner, 1736. Scarce. Part I describes the battles and sieges which Prince Eugene (1663-1736) commanded. There are 10 lavish battle scenes depicted including, Stafford, Zenta, Luzzara, Hochsted, Cassano, Turin, Gueldre, Oudenarde, Mons, and Belgrade. Part II is a military history of the Duke of Marlborough (1750-1722) and includes a nice portrait of the Duke.

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        A Short Historical Account of London-Bridge; with a Proposition for a New Stone-Bridge at Westminster

      London: J. Wilcox, 1736. 4to. (9 1/4 x 7 inches). 47, [1] pp. 5 engraved folding plates. Period marbled paper covered boards, rebacked to style. The important English architect, Nicholas Hawksmoor, here describes and illustrates his design for a nine-arch stone bridge over the river Thames at Westminster. He suggests that the existing London Bridge be adapted by adding two wide arches to the existing structure. Additionally he provides a descriptive account of well-known bridges on the European continent and elsewhere in Britain. Cohen, p.36; Harris 326; Lowndes, p. 886; Kress 4277.

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        An Enquiry into the Life and Writings of Homer [with original pen-and-ink sketch]

      [s.n.] M.DCC.XXXVI [1736], London - 8vo: [4],346,[82], with folding copper-engraved map of the Mediterranean world, frontispiece portrait of Homer, title-page vignette and 12 further half-page plates and tailpieces (one beginning and ending each section), engraved by Van der Gucht, all in excellent impressions. Contemporary mottled calf, boards framed with double gilt filet, ornately gilt-tooled spine in six compartments, red morocco lettering piece gilt, all edges speckled red, plain period end papers. Laid in is an accomplished drawing in pen and ink of the frontispiece portrait, signed and dated, "[John] Bateman 1760." (Bateman's engraved armorial book plate appears on the front paste down.) A Fine, virtually pristine copy, bright pages free of foxing and stains, clear print and ample margins, fresh gilt. In all, a highly attractive example of this seminal work of classical scholarship. Lowndes 213. Second Edition. Blackwell's reputation as a major figure of the Scottish Enlightenment rests chiefly on this pioneering study, first published anonymously in 1735. Blackwell believed that culture was learned, not inherent (a cornerstone of modern cultural anthropology), and that Homer's rank as a supreme epic poet "was the outcome of a specific historical context, social organization, geography, and climate, which combined to shape the culture he represented and which provided an ethos uniquely favourable to epic poetry. . . . A key point of the analysis was the idea of uneven development, an overlap between high civilization in the centres of Greek culture, with a continuation of relative barbarism and its attendant heroic values elsewhere. . . . In the early stages of society language was naturally bold and metaphorical, so that utterance had a rude and energetic quality which it later lost. . . . Homer was peculiarly favoured by circumstance, since he had appeared at the beginning of [this] new cultural phase, but still had personal experience of the old heroic ethos." (ODNB) Withal, Lowndes was unimpressed: "A production that displays more erudition than genius, and more affectation than elegance." Note: With few exceptions (always identified), we only stock books in exceptional condition. All orders are packaged with care and posted promptly. Satisfaction guaranteed. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Ein starcker Hirsch von 20. änden, wie er mit dem Gewicht einen Ameysshauffen durchfährt, und vor Zorn mit den Lauffen in den Boden scharret

      Kupferstich von Johann Elias Ridinger 1736. 34x42 cm. - Thienemann 205 - Dass der Hirsch vor Zorn den Rossameisenhaufen aufscharre, darin irrt Ridinger, das thut er mit Wohlbehagen, weil ihm der stärkende Ameisenduft angenehm ist.

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        Ein Kümmerer, ein Gall Thier, Trächtiges Wild und Schmalthier

      Kupferstich von Johann Elias Ridinger 1736. 34x42 cm. - Thienemann 207 - Also noch vier Stück, welche den Kehraus machen. "Es sieht dem Kümmerer der Kummer aus den Augen, ..." Gewiss nicht bloss für den Jäger und Jagdfreund eine höchst interessante Folge von Hirschen.

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        Ein Hirsch von 8. änden, welcher ganz vertraülich geht, und gen Holz ziehet

      Kupferstich von Johann Elias Ridinger 1736. 34x42 cm. - Thienemann 199 - Brockes singt: "Ob in diesem Kupfer-Stück ich zuerst das Pflanzen Reich, oder erst das Thier Reich sehn, oder alle zwey zugleich schauen und bewundern wolle, zweifelt mein verwirrter Blick." Mit einem Worte: Sie sind beide schauenswerth.

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        Ein Iagtbahrer Bürghirsch von 10. änden, wie solcher mit schreyen, dem Wild nachstreichet

      Kupferstich von Johann Elias Ridinger 1736. 34x42 cm. - Thienemann 200 - "Zwischen schroff und gähen Felsen, höhr ich das Gewässer rauschen, Seh ich einen muntern Hirsch hier aufmerksam stehn und lauschen voller innerlicher Glut, voller brünstigen Begier ob er nirgend Wild verspühr." Felsen, Wasserfall, ein schreiender Brunfthirsch.

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        Ein Gabelhirsch, welcher die mit Baast-bewachsene Kolben auf, und noch nicht verreckt hat

      Kupferstich von Johann Elias Ridinger 1736. 34x42 cm. - Thienemann 197 - Also ein zweijähriger Hirsch, dessen Spiesse noch einen Zacken bekommen haben und so zur Gabel geworden sind. Die neuen Geweihe sind noch mit zartem Fell, Bast genannt, bedeckt. Dies hat er noch nicht abgerieben ("nicht verreckt" nennt es der Jäger). Er steht, eine schöne Figur, im Waldwasser und blickt uns an.

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        Die Fisch Otter haben 3. bis 4. Iunge; bekommen im andern Iahr vermögen zur Zucht; werden immer grösser

      Kupferstich von Johann Elias Ridinger 1736. 34x42 cm. - Thienemann 223 - Eine Felsengrotte nebst Wasserfall zeigt uns eine Fischotterfamilie aus den beiden Aeltern und drei Jungen bestehend.

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        Der Haas ein Ramler und die Sazhäsin erreichen ihre grösse im ersten Iahr

      Kupferstich von Johann Elias Ridinger 1736. 34x42 cm. Th. 221. - Thienemann 221 - Der Hintergrund ein prächtiger Park, im Vordergrund eine Häsin mit einer Heerde Jungen von verschiedenem Alter, der Rammler macht in der Mitte ein possierliches Männchen; noch eins kehrt uns den Rücken zu.

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        Das Wieselein hat meistens zwey, der Marder aber 3. bis 4. Iunge, leben zimlich lang

      Kupferstich von Johann Elias Ridinger 1736. 34x42 cm. - Thienemann 225 - Wir treffen hier drei verschiedene Thierarten, oben im Walde sechs Stück Baummarder, drei noch ziemlich kleine; darunter bei Felsen den Stein- oder Hausmarder, und auf der andern Seite vier Stück kleine Wiesel, ein Junges wird von der Mutter in der Schnauze getragen.

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        Die wilde Kaz oder Kuder wird im Alter sehr gros, haben 3. 4. bis 6. Iungen

      Kupferstich von Johann Elias Ridinger 1736. 34x42 cm. - Thienemann 219 -

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        Der Luchse, sind zweyerley Stein- und Kälber-Luchsen. Sie haben zwey bis 3. Iunge, und sollen lang leben

      Kupferstich von Johann Elias Ridinger 1736. 34x42 cm. - Thienemann 217 - In einer prächtigen Felsengrotte hausen zwei Luchsfamilien. Wir sehen von sehr verschiedenem Alter, und in sehr charakteristischen Stellungen acht Stück.

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        Die Tiger-thiere haben 2. bis 4. und mehr junge, welche blind wie alle Raub Thiere geworffen werden; ihr alter sollen sie bis auf 40. jahre bringen

      Kupferstich von Johann Elias Ridinger 1736. 34x42 cm. - Thienemann 233 - Obgleich Ridinger Leopard und Tiger auf Tab. 34. für identisch erklärt, so bildet er dennoch hier abermals eine grosse Katzenart ab, welche er vorzugsweise Tiger nennt. Aber weit entfernt, dass es der eigentliche Tiger wäre, scheint es vielmehr der Jaguar, felis Onca. Linn. zu sein. Grosse Felsmassen, vor denen das Männchen halb aufgerichtet liegt und verdrüsslich aussieht. Das oben sitzende Weib lässt die Jungen an sich saugen, zwei Stück.

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        Der Leopard ist mit dem Tiger gleich." Leopard. "Der Leopard ist mit dem Tiger gleich." Kupfer 1736

      Kupferstich von Johann Elias Ridinger 1736. 34x42 cm. - Thienemann 229 - Ja, so dachte man damals allgemein, aber es war drum ein grosser Irrthum, wie jetzt das Schulkind weiss. Sehr leicht sind beide schon an dem Fell zu unterscheiden. Leopard oder Panther (beide Namen gehören einem und demselben Thiere, Felis pardus Linn.) sind schön gefleckt, der Tiger aber gestreift. Wir erblicken hier auf Felsen vier Panther, zwei alte und zwei junge. Das alte Männchen sitzt auf der Lauer, das Weibchen schläft auf der Seite liegend, damit die Jungen, welche hinter ihm spielen, saugen können.

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        Epistola Itineraria LII. De Mumia Brunsvicensium

      One folding engraved plate. 32 pp. Small 4to, disbound. Wolfenbuettel: 1736. First edition. Brückmann (1697-1753), a member of the Academia Caesarea Naturae Curiosorum, was a prolific author on mining, mineralogy, and related natural history subjects. He practiced medicine at Helmstädt and Braunschweig and, after receiving a considerable inheritance, traveled widely and formed an important mineral collection. He published three separate Centuria of letters (I: 1728-41, with each "Epistola" being published separately; II: 1749; and III: 1756). Mumia or mumme is a wheat brew aromatized with herbs which is especially associated with the city of Braunschweig. Mumme originated in the late Middle Ages. Its composition gave the beer a long shelf life that allowed a wide distribution throughout Europe, Britain, and India. A number of stories and myths surround the early history of mumme beer and this is the first work to gather them. Brückmann provides a history of the beer, techniques of brewing, and a number of celebratory songs and poems inspired by its consumption. Fine copy. ❧ Hirsch, I, pp. 731-32. Poggendorff, I, 312-13. Schoellhorn 54. .

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        PSEAUMES DE DAVID. TRADUCTION NOUVELLE SELON L'HEBREU,

      1736** . Manuscrit, relié en veau à l'impression doré et au 5 nerfs, plattes intérieures décorées, gravure en frontispice, page de titre, 95 x 150mm., pages ne sont pas numerotées, 3 gravures. Manuscrit du XVIIIe siècle. En bon état.

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        The Compleat [Complete] City and County Cook

      London - Bettesworth, Hitch and Davis 1736. 329pp [+ 11pp index + 4pp ads.] ::45 full plates + 3 with partial loss and lacking 1 plate ::200mm x 130mm (8" x 5") ::Charles Carter was cook to the Earl of Pontefract, the Lord Cornwallis

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        Poems on Several Occasions by Stephen Duck

      London, Printed for W. Bickerton..., M.DCC.XXXVI [1736]. [xxxix], 312 p.; 20 cm. (8vo). First octavo edition. Includes "An Account of the Author" by J. Spence, p. xv-xxx), i.e. Joseph Spence, 1699-1768. Probably set up from the quarto edition, since a note at the foot of the last page corrects an error which is also in that edition. The contents are the same as those of the 4to edition, except that the latter, "printed for the author", carries a list of subscribers; cf. Foxon p. 201. Bound in full leather by Hope Bindery, Jim DiMarcantonio; very good. Stock#OB544.

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        The South West Prospect of the City of Exeter

      London., 1736. Size: 430 x 857 mm. Copperplate engraving with later hand colour. Good condition. Split and repair to upper centrefold. From 1726 to 1742, Samuel Buck (1696–1779) and his brother Nathaniel published an ambitious series of collection of perspective views ("antiquities") in the counties of England and Wales. From 1728 they worked on a parallel project, producing long prospects of all the cities, sea-ports and county towns, usually marketing their town prospects in sets of six. Though the Buck brothers were not the only ones producing views of antiquities and town prospects in the eighteenth century they were much the most prolific. Collectively their engravings provide us with an indispensable record of what English and Welsh towns looked like before the industrial revolution.

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        The East Prospect of the City of Winchester (Civitates Orbis Terrurum)

      Braun and Hogenberg, 1736. Unknown Binding. Very Good. Framed engraving. Hand-colored. Central vertical crease. 13 inches x 32 inches. Very good condition with no tearing or damage. Colors remain bright and clear. Below the engraving is a detailed description of the city accompanied by the Winchester coat of arms and a list of important locations that can be noted on the engraving. Some such points of interest include the College, the Bishop's palace, Saint Michael's Church, the Cathedral, and the King's palace. All are etched in vivid detail and numbered to correspond with their descriptions. View our images of this lovely piece.

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        Examen Apologetico de la Historica Narracion

      1736 - de los Naufragios, Peregrinaciones, I Milagros de Alvar Nunez Cabeza de Baca, el las Tierras de la Florida, de la Nuevo Mexico.Folio. A very good copy in modern morocco, gilt, extremities rubbed. 50pp. Madrid, Juan de Zuniga, 1736. [Bound with] ARDIONO (Antonio) Naufragios de Alvar Nunez Cabeza de Vaca, Y Relacion de la Jornada. Folio. 52pp.

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        The History of the World, in Five Books

      LONDON : G Conyers, J J and P Knapton, D Midwinter, A Bettesworth and C Hitch et al, 1736 A good copy of the 11th edition of Ralegh's work 'printed from a copy revis'd by Himself. To which is prefix'd The Life of the Author, newly compil'd from Materials more ample and authentik than have yet been publish'd; by Mr. Oldys. Also his Trial, with some Additions: together with a new and more copious Index to the whole Work'. In 2 full leather folio volumes with portrait of Ralegh, 6 double page maps, 2 double page plans, and tables. All page edges are red. Vol I has frontispiece portrait of Ralegh completed by G Vertue in 1735; title page in red and black inks; half title to the Life of Sir Walter Ralegh; second title and text - pages iv-ccxxxii; The Trial of ..with - pages ccxxxvii - ccl; listing of authors cited - 7 pp; 1 pge ad for Phoenix Britannicus; The preface - pages i-xxxii; Contents listing - 24 pp; First Book title and text with 2 double page maps and a table, pages 1-122; Second Book with 3 double page maps and a table, pages 123-370. Vol II has a red and black inked title page; Book 3 - pages 371-455; Book 4 - pages 456-540; Book 5 with 1 double page map and 2 double page diagrams of camps - pages 541-817; note to the reader - 2 pp; Chronological Table - 26 pp; and Index - 19 pp. All the sections have decorative headpieces, tailpieces and initial capitals. Both volumes have the bookplate of Sir Henry Fletcher on the front pastedown and a small ink note on the fep. Both are full leather with raised bands to the spine and extensive gilt decoration to the spine. Vol I has wear to the spine joints with some separation beginning at the front board, is missing the title label and has wear to corners - particularly the top corner of the back board where there is some loss. Internally the book is exceptionally clean. There is some light nibbling to the top corners of the final pages. Vol II has wear to spine joints and lacks a label. There is scuffing to the back board and wear to corners and darker staining at the bottom of the boards. Internally there is some light staining to the bottom margin to some initial leaves, some damp staining to the bottom third of the camp drawings and some light staining to the lower third of text pages of book 5 and the final leaves.

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        of the blanket maker Johann Franz Hörmannsperger.

      Vienna, 1736. - Oblong folio (390 x 252 mm). 118 numbered ff. (but 115: ff. 96, 106, and 112 skipped). Calligraphic preface by Hörmannsperger, 58 full-page textile designs by the same, mostly in red, blue, green, and gilt (including one folded, double-page sized specimen and 4 ff. with 2 designs each), 7 splendid gouache washes raised in gilt and silver; bound in between these are a total of 52 engravings on 48 plates, all in splendid contemporary colour raised in gilt and silver. Contemp. marbled boards. Unique, museum-quality document of late Baroque craftsmanship among the urban Third Estate: apart from 58 meticulously executed textile designs, the album contains seven large-format gouaches showing the self-assured author practising his trade in his workshop, advertising and selling his wares to customers, as well as playing music and even bowling, but also attending the general meeting of the Viennese blanket makers. The engravings which Hörmannsperger inserted between his own works all show mundane subjects (dwarves, soldiers, caricatures, etc.): thus, his autograph textile designs and gouaches are interleaved with some of the rarest and most charming pieces produced by the 1720's Augsburg school of engraving. - The album is introduced by a self-portrait of the 26-year-old Hörmannsperger in his workshop (with his compass and one of the later-included textile designs lying on the table); on the opposite page he offers a brief preface to the volume: "for true art speaks for the master: here is a book, all mine, with many drawings, as they will be seen, all drawn by me, though I say so myself, with much time, labour, and trouble [.] I, Johann Frantz Hörmansperger" (transl.). The captions to the splendid gouaches prove the author's humour (sometimes bawdy) as well as a trait of surprising self-confidence. Pitching his self-plaited blanket to a female customer, he addresses her: "My dear lady, here's a fine blanket for you - you may well stretch yourself under this: one and a half ells wide and two in length; perfect for flipping over with your husband underneath" (transl., f. 84). Another image shows him selling saddlecloths to military officers ("we'll have these and take them into battle", f. 86); yet another shows him bowling in a Baroque garden at the weekend ("All gay and jolly, for we are journeymen of the trade: and so the virgins may be; they will not be bored - here is red and white wine, so well we may make merry", f. 94) and dancing ("Be merry all. Musicians play! Thus the blanket makers frolic and dance with pretty girls until their shoes may fall to pieces", f. 104). The final leaf shows an apprentice received into the society of blanket makers at their quarterly general assembly ("The blanket makers convene today to discuss what concerns the society: the young man must have learned his trade; he is not too tall nor too small. But he must put in his time, until he is made a journeyman", f. 118). Some of Hörmannsperger's ornamental designs, created with the use of a compass, include centerpieces showing armorial or figural motifs; one design (f. 113) is apparently a commission for Emperor Charles VI (bearing his monogram and Imperial insignia); according to the later caption, it was indeed executed for him. - Between his own works Hörmannsperger bound engravings by the great Augsburg masters of his age, all splendidly coloured and raised in gilt and silver: eight engravings from Elias Bäck's dwarf series (fencing school, drinking, gluttony, and tobacco addiction), a complete cycle of the seasons and the life stages of man by Martin Engelbrecht ("Der Menschen Jahr Veränderung"), a total of 19 of the famous engravings by Pfeffel, Schmidt, and Engelbrecht showing a soldier's life (two with movable parts), as well as a fine broadsheet by Albrecht Schmidt showing the seven Honest Swabians, and finally an untitled eight-page cycle showing the female tempers. - The Austrian and especially the Viennese bedclothes were known for their hig [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Histoire du Concile de Trente. In two volumes

      London -Samuel Idle, 1736 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. Thescarce 1736Courayer Frenchtranslation of Paolo Sarpi's significant work. Written in Italian by Fra-Paolo Sarpi and newly translated into French with critical notes, histories and theologies by Pierre Francois le Courayer. With a frontispiece of Caroline de Brandebourg-Anspach, Queen of Great Britain to volume I, an illustrated head piece to the dedication opposite, a furtherportrait plate of Sarpi with a life of the author, and capitals. Complete in two volumes. Fra (Brother) Paolo Sarpi (August 14, 1552 January 15, 1623) was a Venetian patriot, scholar, scientist and church reformer. His most important roles were as a canon lawyer and historian active on behalf of the Venetian Republic. In 1619 his chief literary work Istoria del Concilio Tridentino (History of the Council of Trent), was printed at London. It appeared under the name of Pietro Soave Polano. Translations into other languages followed: there were the English translation by Nathaniel Brent and a Latin edition in 1620 made partly by Adam Newton, and French and German editions. Its emphasis was on the role of the Papal Curia, and its slant on the Curia hostile. This was unofficial history, rather than a commission, and treated ecclesiastical history as politics. This attitude was coupled with a criticism, that the Tridentine settlement was not concilatory but designed for further conflict. Sarpi was much read by Protestants; John Milton called him the great unmasker. The Council of Trent was the 16th-century Ecumenical Council of the Roman Catholic Church. It is considered to be one of the Church's most important councils. It convened in Trent (then capital of the Prince-Bishopric of Trent of the Holy Roman Empire, in Italy) between December 13, 1545, and December 4, 1563 in twenty-five sessions for three periods. The council issued condemnations on what it defined as Protestant heresies and defined Church teachings in the areas of Scripture and Tradition, Original Sin, Justification, Sacraments, the Eucharist in Holy Mass and the veneration of saints. It issued numerous reform decrees. Condition: In full calf bindings. Externally worn, much of the leather rubbed away,three boards detached and the other held by the cords only. Internally, generally firmly bound, aside from the detached endpapers. Very bright and clean throughout aside from some dusting to the top edges, occasionally affecting the margins. Monastic library bookplates to front pastedowns, and library markings to spines. Overall:externallyFAIR withvery goodinteriors..

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        HISTORY OF THE WORLD, In Five Books. To Which is Prefix’d, The Life of the Author, Newly Comil’d, From Materials more ample and authentick than have yet been published; By Mr. Oldys. Also his Trial, with some Additions: Together with A new and more copious Index to the whole Work

      London: for G. Conyers, J.J. and P. Knapton, D. Midwinter, A. Bettesworth and C. Hitch et.al., 1736. 2 volumes. A very early edition, printed from a copy revised by the author himself, and the First Edition to include the Life and Trial of Raleigh by Mr. Oldys. Engraved frontispiece of Raleigh, title-pages in red and black, six finely engraved double-page maps, 2 double-page engraved plates, a chronological table, finely engraved head and tail pieces, engraved and decorated capital letters, Folio, handsomely bound in full contemporary paneled calf, the spines divided into seven compartments separated by raised bands on comportment with black morocco labels lettered in gilt. Engraved frontispiece, Title-page to Vol. 1; ccxxii (The Life of Raleigh) - ccl (The Trial), (7) Authors Cited, (1) ads, xxxii (Preface), (24) Contents, 370; Title-Page to Vol. 2, (371)-817, (2) To the Reader, (26) A Chronological Table, (19) Index. An exceptional copy, the text essentially pristine, bright and fresh and unpressed, the bindings very handsome, the backs sometime restored to perfect style and preserving the original morocco labels, a most handsome and proper set, as fine as one could wish for. FINE ANTIQUARIAN FOLIO PRINTING AND THE BEST EDITION OF THIS CLASSIC WORK, BEAUTIFULLY ILLUSTRATED WITH ENGRAVED MAPS AND DOUBLE-PAGE PLATES. These are the only books published of the massive history Raleigh planned and begun while the author was imprisoned in the Tower of London after the accession of James I. Raleigh was one of the principal figures of the English Renaissance. As well as being a poet of wide repute and a successful soldier, he was one of the earliest explorers of the New World (one of its cities still bears his name). This ambitious book, which Raleigh worked on with the help of several assistants, ostensibly deals with Greek, Egyptian, and biblical history up to 168 B.C., but the preface summarizes modern European history and represents one of the earliest English views of the world and its history. It has become a classic of English Renassaince literature. This edition of 1736 was the first to include the Life and Trial of Raleigh by Mr. Oldys.

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        Le opere di Senofonte ateniese filosofo ed istorico eccellentissimo. Molto utili a' capitani di guerra ed al vivere morale e civile. Tradotte dal greco da Marc'Antonio Gandini. Colla vita dell'autore descritta dal medesimo Gandini, con due tavole copiosissime. aggiuntovi in questa nuova impressione. quattro tavole di geografia antica di Cristoforo Cellario, e la storia di Gemisto Pletone nuovamente tradotta.

      appresso Dionigi Ramanzini,, In Verona, 1736 - Tre volumi di cm. 25, pp. (46) 409 (3); (8) 556, 48, 26, 75, (1); 387 (1). Grande marca tipografiche in ovale a ciascun frontespizio, ripetuta al registro senza ovale (fenice rivolta al sole su fiamme sprigionantesi da anfora alata con iscritte le iniziali GGF di Giolito de' Ferrari e due motti: vivo morte refecta mea sulla cornice, semper eadem su cartiglio.). Con quattro belle carte geografiche incise in rame e ripiegate fuori testo tratte dal Cellario: Mesopotamia e Babilonia, Siria, Oriente Persia India, Asia Minore; grande testata calcografica alla pagina di dedica, testatine, finalini e grandi capolettera abitati e istoriati incisi su legno. Legatura coeva in cartonato alla rustica con nervi passanti e titoli manoscritti al dorso. Esemplare in ottimo stato di conservazione con carte candide, in barbe, fresco, marginoso e genuino. Al secondo volume, con frontespizio autonomo appare il testo: Giorgio Gemisto Pletone, Dell'istorie de' greci nuovamente tradotto in italiano da. Gio. Antonio Dalla Bona, con due tavole. l'altra della geografia antica con la denominazione moderna delle città, fiumi, monti. e questo va congiunto al quarto anello della collana storica greca. Pregiata edizione che si proponeva di imitare quelle cinquecentesche del veneziano Giolito de Ferrari, di cui si ripropone infatti la marca tipografica, ma che ripropone in realtà l'edizione in-4 apparsa nel 1588 per Dusinello. Rara in questo stato di conservazione. (Gamba 1641). [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Ein Hirsch von 16. änden, welcher sich zu kühlen die Weyde an dem Wasser nimbt

      Kupferstich von Johann Elias Ridinger 1736. 34x42 cm. - Thienemann 203 - Wieder ein vorwärts, um zu ässen, gebückter schmucker Hirsch, der zugleich sein Bild im Wasser bewundert.

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        Proto-Martyr poenitentiae ejusque sigilli custos semper fidelis Joannes Nepomucenus, S. Metropolitanae Ecclesiae Pragensis ad S. Vitum In Regno Boemiae Canonicus, Reginae Joannae Confessarius, & Regius Eleemosynarius, ob secretum confessionis à Wenceslao IV. Romanorum & Boemiae rege,

      Augsburg, Fratr. Veith 1736.. gr.-4°. Tit. in Rot u. Schw., 10 Bll., 414 S., 4 Bll. (Index u. Erratum). Mit mehreren Vignetten, Initialen u. Textholzschn. sowie 1 mehrf. gefalt., gest. Stammbaum. HLdr. d. Zt. Ecken an Bll. 1-3 angerandet. Der Stammbaum nach Gottfr. Ragg gest. v. Thomas Boeck zeigt die Przemyslav.-habsburg. Linie bis auf Karl II.

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        Eboracum: or the History and Antiquities of the City of York, from its Original to the Present Times.Together with the History of the Cathedral Church, and the Lives of the Archbishops of that See, from the first Introduction of Christianity

      London: Printed By W. Bowyer for the Author. 1736. First Edition. Hardcover. Contemporary full calf with six raised bands on spine with contrasting spine label bearing gilt titles, joints and corners repaired, internally clean and bright, small hole to upper margin of pp.503/04 not affecting text, collation as per Upcott pp.1357-1364 with 60 plates and maps (some folding), including the title to Part.2 with head and tail piece engraved by John Pine and a further 52 illustrations on the letter-press. Heavy item, will incur additional shipping costs for international delivery. , Francis Drake (1696-1771) was an antiquary and surgeon who came from an old Yorkshire family whose seat was at Horley Green, near Halifax. Drake received little formal education having been apprenticed at an early age to a surgeon, Christopher Birbeck. When Birbeck died in 1717 Drake took over his medical practice in York. His reputation quickly grew and he was appointed surgeon to the City in 1727. Drake married in 1720 but his wife died just eight years later and it was after her death that he began to devote his time to the study of history and to writing this history of York. The book was printed by subscription and the list of subscribers contains nearly 540 names but the name of the archbishop of York, Lancelot Blackburne, is conspicuously absent. According to Drake he refused to accept the dedication to the second part of the work and he also refused to subscribe. Drake retaliated with insulting references and by leaving out an account of Blackburne's life and an illustration of his coat of arms. The book is dedicated to Lord Burlington who not only gave Drake £50 towards completing his history but also intervened when Drake was imprisoned in the Fleet for a debt that by rights belonged to someone else. , Folio 13" - 23" tall, [xxviii] 398 [2] 399-627 cx [xxxv] pp .

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        PRAELECTIONES VIADRINAE DE CAUTELIS CONTRACTUM

      1736. Fine. STRYK, Samuel. STRYKII SAMUELIS IC ET ANTECESSORIS... PRAELECTIONES VIADRINAE DE CAUTELIS CONTRACTUM necessariis exemplis contractum declaratae et variis facultatis iuridicae responsis illustratae. [lectures given at the Viadrine University on the necessary cautions of contracts, with examples and other opinions. Preface on Heuromatic Jurisprudence by Johann Gottlieb Heinz]. Berlin, Christopher Gottlieb Nicolai, 1736. Quarto. [1]xxvi,584pp., [36]ff. Portions of Stryk's work were published separately (cautions in testaments, for example, or buyer-and-seller agreements) but this edition embraces all of his work on cautions, based on lectures presented during his professorship at the University in Frankfort. Neat ownership inscriptions, and one name excised from the title, else fine in vellum boards. Title on spine in ink.

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        The Farther Adventures of Robinson Crusoe

      London - Printed for T. Woodward, 1736 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. First edition. Bound in the original full calf leather binding. Very scarce with the map and plates as called for. The sequel to Robinson Crusoe. This particular edition was issued with the 8th edition of Robinson Crusoe;stating volume II on the spine but it is complete in itself. It is illustrated with superb engraved plates and has a folding frontispiece of the Map of the World. This book recounts the adventures of Crusoe after leaving his island, and his desire to return to it. It covers his return to the island, also travels to Madagascar, Southeast Asia and even Siberia. The volume revisits Providence, and the device of presenting an account of supposedly factual events, known as a false document giving a realistic frame story. Defoe went on to writethis lesser-known sequel,intended to be the last part of his stories, according to the original title-page of its first edition, but in fact a third part, entitled Serious Reflections of Robinson Crusoe, was written; it is a mostly forgotten series of moral essays with Crusoe's name attached to give interest. Condition: The binding is tight and firm and both covers are attached. The front outer hinge is cracked and the front board is holding by the cords only. There is some wear to the extremities including some rubbing to the boards resulting in some slight loss to the leather. There is some bumping to the corners. Internally the book is generally clean apart from some occasional mild spots. There is a small ink spot to the fore edge. Overall the book is in good to very good condition..

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        Geographische und Historische Merckwürdigkeiten des Vor- oder Unter-Hartzes, welche von denen Fürstenthümern Blanckenburg und Hartzgerode, dem Stifft Quedlinburg, den Grafschafften Manßfeld, Stollberg ... mancherley besonders in sich fassen. Meistentheils durch genaue Bemerckung dessen, was man selbst in Augenschein genommen, ausgearbeitet

      Frankfurt und Leipzig, Blochberger 1736.. Mit gestochenem Portrait von Fürst Victor Friedrich von Anhalt-Bernburg. 15 Bll., 768 S., 4 Bll. Prgt. d. Zt. Humpert 12167; Gatterer II, 8 (irrig: 1738). - Erste Ausgabe der kenntnisreichen, gründlichen Beschreibung und Landeskunde des Harzes, auch mit interessanten Details aus den technologischen Bereichen. Wirtschaftliche Themen wie Bergbau und Bodenschätze fanden natürlich das besondere Interesse des sächsischen Kameralisten, Naturwissenschaftlers und Schriftstellers Julius Bernhard von Rohr (1688-1742), der einer der bekanntesten Autoren der deutschen Hausväterliteratur war. - Einband etwas fleckig und bestoßen. Vorsätze mit wenigen Einträgen, geringe Gebrauchsspuren, schönes Exemplar.

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        Dissertatio epistolica. De differentiis quibusdam inter hominem natum et nascendum intercedentibus deque vestigiis divini numinis inde colligendis.

      Nürnberg, Monath 1736 - 1 Bl., 118 S., 10 gef. Kupfertaf. (teilweise koloriert), 19,5 x 16 cm, florale Vignette, wiss. Fußnoten, Deckblatt mit handschr. Markierung, Rand mit Läsuren, papierbedingt gebräunt, leicht fleckig. Trew aus Lauf an der Pegnitz (1695-1769) war Arzt, Botaniker und Prof. in Nürnberg. Sprache: lat Erstausgabe. [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

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        Thomae Sydenham med. doct. ac practici Londinensis celeberrimi opera medica : in tomos duos divisa [complete in 2 volumes]

      Genevae : Apud Fratres de Tournes, 1736. New Edition. Physical description: 2 v. : (711, 496p. ), frontis. (port. ) ; 23 cm. Subjects: Medicine - Early works to 1800. Edition: "Editio novissima aliis omnibus quae praecesserunt multo emaculatior / & novis additamentis ditior imo indice alphabetico locupletissimo in locum elenchi rerum suffecto, utilisseme ornata." --title page. Language: Latin. Very good copies bound in contemporary full aniline calf. Gilt-blocked leather labels to spine, with compartments uniformly tooled in gilt. Raised bands. Spine bands and panels edges worn as with age. Decorative endpapers. Scattered foxing. Remains quite well-preserved overall.

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        THE TWO WITNESSES; OR, RELIGION SUPPORTED BY REASON AND DIVINE REVELATION. BEING THE SUBSTANCE OF A LECTURE-SERMON, PREACH'D AT THE NORTH-SOCIETY IN LYME, OCTOBER 29, 1735, BEFORE THE ASSOCIATION OF THE COUNTY OF NEW- LONDON; AND PUBLISHED AT THEIR DESIRE

      New London: T. Green, 1736.. [4],79pp. including half title. Later 19th-century three-quarter dyed sheep over marbled boards, spine gilt. Slight wear to outer joints and corners. Half title browned and soiled, titlepage moderately age- toned and soiled, slight age-toning elsewhere. Top edge of text closely trimmed, touching the top edges of some headlines. A very good copy. An early Jared Eliot publication, based on a sermon delivered in Lyme, Connecticut in 1735 and printed the following year in New London. Eliot graduated from Yale College in 1706 and was ordained as pastor of the Congregational Church in Killingworth (now Clinton) in 1709. He served in that position until his death in 1763. In addition to his religious role in the community, Eliot was actively involved in the natural sciences, medicine, and agriculture. "For more than forty years he never failed to preach at least once every Sunday, and was highly regarded in the colony as a minister and adviser in church matters. Without neglecting the duties of this office, he pursued his interest in natural science and achieved eminence in widely different fields...He bought considerable tracts of land, experimented wisely in their improvement, and embodied his results in an ESSAY ON FIELD HUSBANDRY IN NEW ENGLAND, published in six parts at intervals in the years from 1748 to 1759. These for a long time were the most widely read and prized agricultural essays in America. With President Ezra Stiles of Yale College, he introduced silk culture into the colony" - DAB. EVANS 4013. NAIP w029632. SABIN 22140. TRUMBULL 671. JOHNSON, NEW LONDON IMPRINTS 337. DAB VI, pp.78-79. ANB 7, pp.400-1.

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        The Book of Common Prayer, and Administration of the Sacraments, and other Rites and Ceremonies of the Church, According to the Use of The Church of England; Together with The Psalter or Psalms of David, Pointed as they are to be Sung or Said in Churches [with BIble (KJV) and Psalms]

      Oxford: Printed by John Baskett, 1736. Leather Bound. Very Good. 8 x 10 1/2 inches. 4to. 3 ffep (1 marbled) + a (8 leaves) + A - F (8 leaf quires) + G (4 leaves). Printed in two columns. Griffiths 1736/3. Bound with: The Holy Bible Containing the Old and New Testaments [(Authorised (King James) Version]. Oxford: Printed by John Baskett, 1736. A - Rrr (OT & Apocrypha) + Qqq - Iiii (in 8s) (NT) + a - d (in 8s) (Index). Not in Herbert or ESTC. Separate title page for New Testament dated 1735 and stating location as London. Also not in Herbert or ESTC. Bound with: Sternhold, Thomas and John Hopkins. The Whole Book of Psalms: Collected into English Metre. London: Printed by T. Wood and E. Palmer, for the Company of Stationers, 1732. A - G (8 leaf quires). Printed in two columns. ESTCT90365. Gift inscription from Maria Rice to Lucy Rice dated 1773, and later gift inscription dated 1855. Occasional loss at edges. All page edges gilt. Bound in beautiful full black morocco with light surface and corner wear. Boards with extensively gilt decorated borders and edges. Spine with five raised and gilt bands and extensive gilt decoration in six compartments. A nice Baskett BCP and an unusual unrecorded Bible in an exceptional 18th Century binding.

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        The Universal Penman - Engraved By George Bickham - Printed By the Author and Sent to the Subscribers, if Living Within the Bills of Mortality

      London, 1736. The eighteenth century writing master and engraver George Bickham produced "The Universal Penman" as a collection of pages for students to copy. The work was originally published in subscription format between 1733 and 1741. This is a bound version consisting of of the first 58 pages, together with supplementary plates, making a total of 71 (including title page and page addressed to subscribers). The plates with numbers are II to XVIII. The publication dates range from the first page, addressed to the subscribers in August 1733, to the last pages p 58 and "after p 58", "Ambition" and "The Golden Mean" , dated May 1736. The collation is: title page, page addressed to subscribers, 1-44pp, after p 44, p 45, after p 45, p 46, after p 46, 47-49pp, after p 49, 50-52pp, after p 52, p 53, after p 5, after p 6, 54-55pp, after p 55, p 56, after p 56, p 57, after p 57, p 58, after p 58, blank page (detached). Thus, ignoring the detached blank endpaper, there are 71 leaves. Condition of the 71 leaves varies from good+ to very good+, though the blank detached endpaper is in poor condition, marked with some tears.. There are a couple of vertical creases and some yellowing to the first two pages, a very occasional small mark on the first 20 pages. As the book progresses there is slight spotting to some pages (see scans for examples). The covers are throroughly battered and lack a spine. An amazing example of eighteenth century engraving and of fine calligraphy. Beautiful. 1.325kg.. First Edition. Hard Cover. Illus. by George Bickham. Elephant Folio - over 15" - 23" tall.

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        Historia placitorum coronae. The history of the pleas of the crown, by Sir Matthew Hale Knt. sometime Lord Chief Justice of the Court of King's Bench. Now first published from his lordship's original manuscript, and the several references to the records examined by the originals, with large notes. By Sollom Emlyn of Lincoln's-Inn Esq; To which is added a table of the principal matters. In two volumes

      London: In the Savoy: printed by E. and R. Nutt, and R. Gosling, (assigns of Edward Sayer, Esq;) for F. Gyles over-against Grays-Inn in Holborn, T. Woodward at the Half-Moon between the two Temple-Gates in Fleet-street, and C. Davis in Pater-noster-row. M DCC XXXVI. [1736], 1736. Book. Good. Leather. 1st Edition. Description: Two volumes, folio (12½ × 8¼ in): portrait frontis., [12], xix, [1], 146, *143-*146, 147-710 p.; [6], 156, *149-*156, 157-414, [194], [1] p. (Recto of last leaf contains bookseller's ads.) Contemporary calf. · Register: 2º: [pi]² [a]-[b]² [A]-[E]² B-2O² 2P²(+[chi]²) 2Q-8R² 8S1; [pi]1 [a]² A-2R² *2R² 2S-7Q² [chi]1 · Condition: Joints cracked, scraped, worn at edges, cracking on spine, leather separating from top board of first volume. Portrait frontispiece torn in lower margin, without loss. Light foxing. Early armorial bookplate of William Pym Esq. · Comments: First edition. · References: Johnson 92 (10 copies); Bridgman 147; Worrall 85; S&M 1:362(36); Holdsworth, Sources 12:152-153; ESTC N17759..

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        La Nuova Pratica di Prospettiva nella quale si spiegano alcune nuove opinioni, e la Regola universale di Disegnare

      Palermo: Vincenzo Toscano & Onofrio Gramignani, 1736. * Vagnetti EIVb12; Riccardi I.i.30 (unseen); Cicognara 805 (lacking plates); DBI II.685; Grove Dictionary of Art I.758-759; not in Berlin Katalog or Schlosser.. Very rare sole edition of one of the only illustrated architectural treatises by a working architect published in Sicily. Intended for painters and architects, La Nuova Pratica includes practical demonstrations of geometry, reflecting contemporary ideas on optics and perspective. Amato’s sources included a wide range of religious, mathematical and philosophical works as well as architectural treatises, especially those of Caramuel de Lobkowitz and Juan Bautista Villalpando (Dictionary of Art I.759).Amato (1634-1714) trained as a priest in the Crociferi Order, and began his career by designing ephemeral works for the church: altarpieces, papier-mâché models, and painted hangings. He also contributed works to important political events and the feast day of Palermo’s patron saint, creating designs for triumphal arches and lavish chariots (perhaps based on those by Jacques Callot). The influence of these works can be seen in Amato’s permanent architecture. He also designed a number of prominent buildings in Palermo, including Santa Maria della Pietà, Santa Teresa alla Kalsa (1686 and 1706)—a monumental Baroque church with an imposing façade featuring two orders of Corinthian columns—and the fountain Fontana del Garraffo. His most famous work is Chiesa SS. Salvatore (1682), built for the Basilian Order, one of the few centrally planned churches in Sicily, with a complex irregular octagon foundation and an oval cupola. For the simultaneously organic and intimate classicism of his architecture, he is considered a leader in his field.PROVENANCE: Giacomo Soranzo served as governor during the Venetian rule in Imotski, Hungary, from 1783-86. Not in OCLC; ICCU lists a copy dated 1714 at Padova but lacking frontispiece! DigiBib lists a microfiche copy at UB Freiburg-Breisgau.

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        ARTE DE LA LENGUA PAMPANGA

      Sampaloc, [Philippines]: Convento de Ntra. Sra. de Loreto, 1736.. [32],219,[3]pp. Printed on rice paper. Small quarto. Modern mottled calf, ornately gilt, by Palomino. First few leaves brittle with slight cracking and minor loss, else in excellent condition. Very good. A remarkable survival of early Philippine printing, the extremely rare first book printed in Sampaloc (at that time a separate village but now in central Manila) and the second edition of the first grammar of the Panpanga language of Bataan and Bulacan in Manila Bay. Panpanga bears similarities to Tagalog (which is the subject of most early Philippine linguistic works) but with more Malay and Sanskrit words. The work was first printed in Manila at the Jesuit Press in 1729. The compiler Diego Bergaño (1690- 1747) was the Augustinian Provincial for the Philippines and Prior of the Convent at Bacolor. Printing started in the Philippines remarkably early, in 1593 (the unique example of the founding imprint is in the Rosenwald Collection at the Library of Congress), and was conducted by presses run by the different religious orders. Because of the climate and limited press runs, early imprints are notoriously rare, and generally in very poor condition when found. This is especially true of works printed on rice paper, as this is. A number of imprints recorded by Medina are known from references only, with no surviving copies. In the case of this work, only four copies are noted in OCLC, three in England and one in Germany. Medina based his entry on the copy in the British Library. An important early imprint and linguistic work, in remarkable condition for a work of its origin. PALAU 27815. RETANA, INVENTARIO 88. TAVERA 274. BRUNET I, 783- 784, "ouvrage rare". MEDINA, IMPRENTA DE MANILA, 197.

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        A Chronological history of New-England in the form of annals; being a summary and exact account of the most material transactions and occurrences relating to this country […]

      Boston: Kneeland & Green for S. Gerrish, 1736. First edition. Hardcover. 8vo. Volume I. pp. [10], 104, [2], 254. Title page printed in red and black. Contains subscriber’s list. The second volume was never published in its entirety. A very rare continuation (not present here) covering only three additional years was printed in 1755. Attractively rebound in modern full calf and blind tooled after period style. The inside front cover contains a remounted old institutional bookplate with release stamp. A name is printed on the front free fly leaf (John Phillips) with the date 1749. Inner hinges are neatly strengthened. Miniscule chipping to outer edges of the title page; a few tiny marginal tears are professionally sealed; a minor repair is present to the inner marginal corner (hardly visible). A small tear is professionally sealed on p. 211. Pages are lightly age-toned with occasional mild spotting. On cursory inspection the interior appears generally clean. However, an occasional letter or word is neatly crossed out or corrected in an early hand. In addition several other markings are present - a line of text in the errata is crossed out (p. xii); several words and phrases in the synopsis to the introduction (p. 2) are crossed out and accompanied by handwritten corrections; a small “x” is marked through 3 lines of text in the entry for the year 1533 (Introduction, p.89); an “x” is marked on the chapter heading synopsis in part II, p. 96; a couple of pages contain a miniscule faded historical note printed in the bottom margin. Thomas Prince (1687-1758) was an American divine and pastor of the Old South Church in Boston. His “Chronological History” is divided into three parts. The Introduction outlines world history from the Creation to the year 1603 A.D. Part I. recounts events relating to the New World down to the 1620 settlement of the Plimouth colony in Massachusetts. Part II continues the history to 1630. Prince viewed the settlement of New England as the high point of world history. (See Oxford Comp. to American Lit). Sabin states that Prince’s “Chronological History” is “an important work on the most interesting period of New-England history. It was carefully compiled from a large number of authentic records and relations, mostly in the exact words of the respective authorities.” [Evans 4068; Sabin 65585; ESTC W30371].

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        A BRIEF HISTORY OF THE PEQUOT WAR: ESPECIALLY OF THE MEMORABLE TAKING OF THEIR FORT AT MISTICK IN CONNECTICUT IN 1637...WITH AN INTRODUCTION AND SOME EXPLANATORY NOTES BY THE REVEREND MR. THOMAS PRINCE

      Boston: Printed & Sold by S. Kneeland & T. Green, 1736.. vi,x,22pp. Several typographical headpieces. Lacks the half title. Small octavo. Bound to style in antique three-quarter calf and marbled boards, spine gilt, leather label. A bit of very light foxing. Very good. First edition of this important firsthand account of the Pequot War, appearing in print nearly a century after the events it describes. John Mason was commander of the Connecticut forces, and his history is the most reliable firsthand account of the Pequot War. The first organized military encounter between New England settlers and Native Americans, the importance of this conflict cannot not be overestimated. The war featured a force of American colonists, allied with the Mohegan and Narragansett tribes, against the Pequot Indians of Connecticut. The resulting bloody conflict nearly wiped out the Pequots. Unsurprisingly, a strong theme of Mason's account is that the Puritans' victory was the divine providence of God. Mason prepared his manuscript account of the war for the General Court of Connecticut. After his death the text was used by Increase Mather, who drew from it for his 1677 history of the conflict. Mason's grandson later gave the manuscript to clergyman, antiquarian, and historian Thomas Prince, who published it for the first time in this edition. Not in Field, who only lists the 19th-century reprint. Not in the Streeter collection, and rated a "d" by Howes. NAIP locates thirteen institutional copies. The only other to appear on the market in the last fifty years was the Siebert copy in 1999, purchased by this firm on behalf of the Pequot Museum for $51,500. Rare, and a very important firsthand account of an epochal event in the history of colonial New England. EVANS 4033. NAIP w030041. HOWES M369, "d." SABIN 45454. VAIL 392. CHURCH 924. SIEBERT SALE 143A.

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        A CHRONOLOGICAL HISTORY OF NEW-ENGLAND IN THE FORM OF ANNALS: BEING A SUMMARY AND EXACT ACCOUNT OF THE MOST MATERIAL TRANSACTIONS AND OCCURRENCES RELATING TO THIS COUNTRY

      Boston: Printed by Kneeland & Green for S. Gerrish, 1736.. [10],xi,[1],20,104,[2],254pp. Titlepage printed in red and black. 12mo. Contemporary calf, spine and covers gilt. Top and bottom of spine worn, upper joint cracked, front cover still attached. Light toning. A very good copy. In a half morocco box. Prince was one of the first great collectors of American history and literature, and this book reflects his antiquarian interests. His "New England Library" contained five Bay Psalm Books. This is a basic work for any collection along similar lines. "Prince spent seven years in the preparation of this work...it was carefully compiled from a large number of authentic records and relations, mostly in the exact words of the respective authorities..." - Church. Complete in and of itself, though a "Volume II" was published in 1755 as ANNALS OF NEW ENGLAND. "Our most scholarly colonial work" - Howes. CHURCH 925. EVANS 4068. SABIN 65585. HOWES P615.

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        Die Biber haben 2. bis 3. Iunge, erreichen im andren Iahr ihre Kräffte zur Zucht; nehmen auch an grösse immer zu

      Kupferstich von Johann Elias Ridinger 1736. 34x42 cm. - Thienemann 222 - In der Mitte eine starke Weide, an welcher der eine Biber seine Zähne versucht, hinter ihm ein anderer schreiend. Vorn Wasser, dabei zwei junge Biber, halbwüchsig. Recht ansprechend.

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        Poems on Several Occasions

      London: Printed for the author. G : in good condition without dust jacket. Some wear to later cover with leather cracked and split at head and tail of spine. Eps browned. Internally very clean and bright. Some offsetting. 1736. First Edition. Leather cover. xl, 336pp :: Woodcut head and tail pieces :: 260mm x 125mm (10" x 5") :: Stephen Duck, 1705-1756, was born and lived at Charlton, Wiltshire. He wrote poems on several subjects, most well-known was 'The Threshers Labour' which was publicly read to the Queen by the Earl of Macclesfield. Also 'Truth and Falsehood' and 'A Fable'. The poems are representative of 18th-century working-class poetry, a genre that they essentially began. There are stylistic conventions and modifications in his poems, but also modest truths about laboring people. Duck was given a small house and various minor court appointments by the Queen; he became a yeoman of the guard, then a Keeper of the Queen's Library, and eventually took holy orders. Aquaintance, rival and fellow poet Mary Collier was also a labourer .

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        Bertoldo con Bertoldino e Cacasenno in ottava rima. Con Argomenti, Allegorie, Annotazioni, e Figure in Rame.

      in Bologna, nella Stamperia di Lelio dalla Volpe, 1736. 1736 In-4° (296x210mm), pp. (18), 346, (2), 128 di annotazioni, legatura coeva p. pergamena rigida con titolo in oro su tassello in pelle rossa al dorso. Tagli spruzzati. Al frontespizio, vignetta calcografica con la volpe emblema dello stampatore e, sullo sfondo, veduta di Bologna. Antiporta incisa su rame e 20 altre superbe tavole in rame f.t., una per ogni canto, ascritte tradizionalmente a Lodovico Mattioli, ma la cui paternità fu poi in seguito assegnata al grande Giuseppe Maria Crespi. Inoltre, un ritratto del Croce intercalato n.t. e 16 grandi finaletti figurati da invenzione dello stesso Crespi. Fra le pp. 100-101 delle annotazioni, una tavola ripiegata riproducente 14 iscrizioni antiche, di cui la prima in greco e le restanti in latino. Annotazione antica al frontespizio: "Ce livre est rara dans cette édition". Ottimo stato. Celebre e superba edizione figurata, nonché prima edizione in versi, del celeberrimo libro secentesco del Croce, uno dei pochi testi a carattere schiettamente popolare delle nostre letttere, contenente anche i seguiti del "Bertoldino" e del "Cacasenno", quest'ultimo dovuto ad Adriano Banchieri. Nella presente edizione le tre opere sono presenti nella trasposizione poetica in ottave dovuta a vari autori (oltre al Frugoni, al Baruffaldi e a Ubertino Landi, sicuramente i nomi più noti, sono presenti letterati minori come Zanotti, Zampieri, Amadesi, Piccioli, Crotti, Arrisi, Riva, Balbi, Pozzi, Tanari, Borsetti, Scarselli, Brunori, Zanelli, Lapi). "Edizione originale rarissima, pregevole per correzione, nitore di tipi, di carta, e corredo di stampe.. Il Crespi per far acquistare fama e rinomanza al Mattioli non solo sottoscrisse il nome di lui alle venti stampe del Bertoldo, ma eziandio ad altre.." (Canterzani). Derivato da una "Disputa di Salomone con Marcolfo" attestata fin dal XII secolo, il "Bertoldo" del Croce sostituisce Salomone con Alboino e, appunto, muta il nome di Marcolfo in Bertoldo, mantenendo in sostanza inalterate le linee generali della vicenda. L'opera fu stampata per la prima volta a Milano da Pandolfo Malatesta nel 1606; innumerevoli furono, nei secoli, le ristampe così del "Bertoldo" come delle sue continuazioni. Canterzani, Catalogo dei libri... dei Dalla Volpe, 1736.16 (con lunghe annotazioni cui si rimanda). Brunet, I, 820. Gamba, 2156: "Bella edizione. La Lettera premessa a questo poema giocoso è di Gio. Giuseppe Orsi. Di varii begl'ingegni sono i venti Canti, e tra questi si annoverano i due Zanotti, il Baruffaldi, il Zampieri, l'Amadesi, Flaminio Scarselli ecc. Il Canto VI, quantunque porti in fronte il nome di Francesco, sappiamo essere stato lavoro di Giampietro Zanotti, che lo compose onde liberare il fratello dalla promessa. Giuseppe Maria Crespi, detto lo Spagnuolo, inventò le figure, che furono intagliate alla pittoresca sul gusto di Salvator Rosa dal pittore medesimo; ma attribuendone il lavoro a Lodovico Mattioli per acquistargli rinomanza e fama". Brunet, I, 820. Cicognara, 1083. Guerrini, La vita e le opere di Giulio Cesare Croce, Bologna, 1879, p. 331. Pinacoteca Nazionale di Bologna, Gabinetto delle stampe, incisori bolognesi ed emiliani del '700, n. 239 e sgg.

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        La figure de la terre, déterminée par les observations ... faites par ordre du roy au cercle polaire.Paris: Imprimerie Royale, 1738. First edition.

      A marvelous copy bound in lavishly gilt contemporary red morocco. "In 1736, as part of its attempts to settle the dispute between the Newtonians and Cartesians as to whether the earth was flattened or elongated at the poles, the Académie des Sciences sent a geodesic expedition to Lapland to measure a degree of meridian at the polar circle. Maupertuis, the leader of the expedition, was accompanied by Charles Camus, Alexis Claude, Clairaut, Louis Le Monnier and the Abbé Outhier; Maupertuis and Clairaut made up part of the Académie's small but youthful and pugnacious band of Newtonians, who believed the shape of the earth to be that of oblate ellipsoid. The expedition's results, which supported the Newtonian theory of gravitation, were met with hostility at first; however, the Académie was forced to accept them after the return of its Peruvian expedition, which corroborated the findings of the Lapland mission." (Norman 1458).. 8vo (193 x 124 mm), pp xxiv [4] 184 and 9 engraved plates with geometric figures plus 1 engraved map, contemporary red morocco, richly gilt boards and spine, all edges gilt, gilt and colored floral end papers, spine with a little fading and some rubbing

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