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        Biblia, dat is De gantsche H. Schrifture, vervattende alle de Canonijcke Boecken des Ouden en des Nieuwen Testaments. Door Last vande Hoog Mog. Heeren Staten Generael der Vereenighde Nederlanden, en volgens het Besluyt vande Synode Nationael, gehouden tot Dordrecht in de Jaren 1618 ende 1619. Uyt de Oorspronckelicke talen in onse Nederlandtsche tale getrouwelick overgeset. Ende door gemeene ordre der Kercken van Druck-fouten Verbetert. WITH: De CL Psalmen des Propheten Davids, En eenige andere Lofsangen, Uyt den Françoischen in Nederlantschen Dichte overgeset door Petrum Dathenum. En tot gemack des Sangers op eenen Sleutel gestelt, door Cornelis de Leeuw. Mitsgaders De Christelicke Catechismus, Formulieren en Gebeden der Gereformeerde Kerck

      Dordrecht, Jacob and Hendrik Keur 1738/1739 - 2 delen, (gegraveerde titelpagina, 12) 325, (2) 120, (2) 140 folia., 152, 46 p. Origineel Leer met ribben, goudbestempeld, 4° H. 27 x L. 21,5 x D. 8/5,5 cm. (bovenkant rug en zijkant kneep dl.1 wat ingescheurd, mist prent 61-63, 77/78 en 80-82 van het Oude Testament. Fraaie uitgave van de Bijbel in Statenvertaling, bestaande uit het Oude en Nieuwe Testament, de Psalmen -met noten- van Petrus Dathenus en de Formulieren. Met de 5 uitvouwbare kaarten van François Halma en doorschoten met de Scheitsprentbijbel, bestaande uit 1 + 142 (van 150) enkele gravures -Scheitsprenten- en 14 uitvouwbare gravures. De 8 missende prenten verbeelden geschiedenissen uit de Apocriefen en zijn niet meegebonden omdat de Apocriefen niet in deze uitgave werden gepubliceerd. De enkele gravures hebben een titel in het Engels en een onderschrift in zowel het Frans als het Nederlands, de uitvouwbare gravures hebben een onderschrift in het Frans. Matthias Scheits (ca. 1625-1700) was een bekende Duitse tekenaar, hij tekende alle prenten voor deze Bijbel en liet deze door Duitse en Nederlandse graveurs graveren. Vanwege het doorbrengen van zijn leertijd in Nederland had hij goede banden met Nederlandse kunstenaars, een groot deel van de prenten is dan ook gegraveerd door leerlingen van Romeyn de Hooghe. De gravures zijn gedrukt op dik papier, de boekblokken zijn fraai gemarmerd en de ruggen zijn rijkelijk bestempeld met een motief van bloemen en ranken.) 2 volumes, (engraved titlepage, 12) 325, (2) 120, (2) 140 folia., 152, 46 p. Contemporary Leather with 5 raised bands, decorated with gold, 4° H. 27 x L. 21,5 x W. 8/5,5 cm. (top spine end and one of the sides vol.1 slightly split, lacks print 61-63, 77/78 and 80-82 of the Old Testament. Beautiful copy of the Bible in States Translation, containing the Old and New Testament, the Psalms -with musical notation- of Petrus Dathenus and the Forms. With the 5 folding maps by François Halma and interleaved with the Scheitsprintbible, containing 1 + 142 (of 150) single engravings -Scheitsprints- and 14 folding engravings. The 8 lacking prints portray scenes from the Apocrypha and are left out because the Apocrypha were not included in this edition. The single engravings have a title in English and a caption in both French and Dutch, the folding engravings have a caption in French. Matthias Scheits (ca. 1625-1700) was a famous German illustrator, he drew all of the prints for this Bible and had them engraved by German and Dutch engravers. Due to his study in the Netherlands he had good connections with Dutch artists, hence a large amount of the prints are engraved by pupils of Romeyn de Hooghe. The engravings are printed on thick paper, the text blocks are beautifully marbled and the spines are richly decorated with a design of flowers and vines.) Poortman, W.C. (1986). Bijbel en Prent. Deel II: Boekzaal van de Nederlandse Prentbijbels, p. 146-149 / Poortman, W.C. (1995). Kaarten in Bijbels, p. 237-243 [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Anglia Judaica: or The History and Antiquities of the Jews in England

      Oxford James Fletcher 1738 First edition. Full leather binding with raised bands, 4to. (8) + 319 pp. Scuffing to binding and boards. Gilt stamped "London Society for Promoting Christianity Amongst the Jews" on the front board. Roth, Magna Bibliotheca Anglo-Judaica A3:42 (page 28) Anglia Judaica, by the clergyman D'Blossiers Tovey (1692-1745), is the first comprehensive history of the Jews of England, with especially useful information concerning the protracted negotiations between Menaseh ben Israel and Oliver Cromwell over the proposed resettlement of the Jews in England - a crucial period in Anglo-Jewish history.

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        Genera plantarum ... Editio secunda.Paris, M.A. David, 1743. With 2 folding engraved plates, and one folding table. With : (2) BULLIARD, Pierre. Dictionnaire élémentaire de botanique. Revu et presqu' entièrement refondu par Louis Claude Richard. Paris, A.J. Dugour et Gabon, An VII 1798. With 10 folding engraved plates. 8vo. 2 works in 1 volume. Contemporary calf, spine richly gold-tooled.

      Ad 1: Soulsby 299; Stafleu & Cowan 4714; ad 2: Hunt 432; Stafleu & Cowan 910. Ad 1: Third edition of what is called "the starting-point of modern systematic botany." This edition includes the additions from the Classes Plantarum (1738) and for the first time French names of the different genera. One of the folding engravings is the famous plate after G.D. Ehret, illustrating the sexual system. Ad 2: Fourth edition of a botanical dictionary, the first edited by L.C. Richard. Title-pages with library stamps and owner's entries; binding rubbed and corners and head of spine damaged.

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        Dictamen en Justicia sobre la Jurisdiccion de los Senores Reyes de Castilla y su Supremo Consejo de la Camara, para el conocimiento de todos los Negocios pertenecientes al Real patronato de la Corona

      Madrid, Diego Miguel de Peralta, 1738. - in-folio. 4ff. 92pp. Veau brun, dos à nerfs orné (Reliure de l’époque). EDITION ORIGINALE de cet ouvrage écrit par ordre du roy d’Espagne Philippe V, sur les biens de la couronne et certains impôts. On y trouve des références aux possessions espagnoles d’Amérique. Pedro Hontalba y Arze était avocat et membre du "Consejo de Hacienda (de Felipe V) y Fiscal en la Junta General del Comercio de Espana". Il exerça à Toledo et à Madrid. Une autre édition de cet ouvrage parut à Medrid en 1763. Mouillures marginales. Assez bon exemplaire en reliure de l’époque. Palau, 116006. [Attributes: First Edition]

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        CARTA ACCVRATA DELL' IMPERIO DEL GIAPPONE: Nuovamente Trattadalle Move Relazioni Datta in Luce In Amsterdam.

      A STUNNING & LOVELY EARLY COLOR MAP OF JAPAN & HER ISLANDS [Venice 1738- - 1740]. Copper-engraved map, sheet size 36 x31.5 cm., map size 32 x 24.5 cm., very good, outline ofof provinces in old, orignial hand-color, directional symbolscale in English & French miles, with longitude & latitude. Color scans available for this book on request. Description content 2015Copyright Rare Oriental Books Co.

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        Nouvelle Ecole Militaire ou Traite de la Fortification Moderne, Divisee en Quatre Partties, Ornee de CENT-CINQUANTE FIGURES EN TAILLE-DOUCE

      PARIS, P. G. Le Mercier 1738 - DESPREZ DE S. SAVIN. INGENIEUR E PROFESSEUR DE MATHEMATIQUES.- (PARIS. 1738. "NUEVA ESCUELA MILITAR". 150 GRABADOS A TODA PLANA. BUEN EJEMPLAR. ENCUADERNADO DE EPOCA). "Nouvelle Ecole Militaire ou Traite de la Fortification Moderne, Divisee en Quatre Partties, Ornee de CENT-CINQUANTE FIGURES EN TAILLE-DOUCE.". Impreso en PARIS, P. G. Le Mercier, M.DCCXXXVIII. (1738). En 4º, apaisado, enc., de época, en piel, 6 h., incluso frontis grabado y portada, 342 p., 2 h. Buen ejemplar. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Le Grand Trictrac ou méthode facile pour apprendre sans maître la marche, les termes, les règles, et une grande partie des finesses de ce Jeu, enrichie de 270 planches ou figures, avec les décisions des cas particuliers. Prix XXXVI. sols en Feüille.

      Avignon: François Girard & Dominique Seguin 1738 - FIRST EDITION. 8vo. 19 x 11.5 cm. pp. [viii]+320+[4, table] Contemporary patterned calf, spine gilt with floral device repeated in panels between raised bands, dark red label., marbled endpapers, red edges. Damp stain to top third of book more or less throughout - but still a genuine copy, binding rubbed at extremities. Calling for 270 figures, each occupying c. a third of the page, but in fact with 271, numbered 1 to 269 (includes 2 x no.2 and one additional, "figure détachée" at p.178), plus 2 full page illustrations of dice combinations, plus numerous decorative culs-de-lampe. Named Trictrac due to the sound of the pieces, and invented in France c.1500, this is a variant of the game we know as Backgammon. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Robert Frew Ltd. ABA ILAB]
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        EL REY. POR QUANTO HAVIENDOSE RECONOCIDO LOS PERJUICIOS, INCONVENIENTES, Y LITIGIOS, QUE SE OFRECEN EN LOS CABILDOS DE LAS CIUDADES DE LAS INDIAS.[caption title].

      [Madrid. 1738]. - 3pp. Folio. Dbd. Maltese cross printed at head of title. Accomplished in manuscript at Aranjuez, Spain on April 11, 1738, signed by Miguel de Villanueva. Manuscript inscription on verso of last printed page written on Nov. 14, 1738 in Santiago de Chile. Contemporary annotation on first page, light dampstaining in margins. A very good copy. A rare proclamation by Philip V, King of Spain, declaring that major lieutenants (Alfereces Mayores) of the cities, towns, and villages of Peru are to be recognized over the unpaid local judges (los Alcaldes) of the Holy Brotherhood (Santa Hermandad). Numerous local brotherhoods had served as municipal peacekeeping organizations in Spain since the Middle Ages. The Holy Brotherhood was established by Ferdinand and Isabella to suppress the original municipal leagues and guarantee personal security and public order, and local brotherhoods were organized in New Spain and Peru. An attempt to regulate the power of the brotherhoods, this decree was printed in Madrid and distributed to royal officials in all the provinces of the viceroyalty of Peru. This copy, accomplished at Aranjuez on April 11, 1738, is signed by Miguel de Villanueva as representative of the King of Spain, with the inscription: "Yo el Rey." A manuscript note on the verso of the last printed page, written in the city of Santiago on Nov. 14, 1738, describes an instance of the distribution of the text in Chile. An important proclamation regarding local governance in the viceroyalty of Peru, with a contemporary manuscript inscription regarding the text's distribution in Chile. Not in Medina BHA or OCLC.

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        Reflections and resolutions proper for the gentlemen of Ireland, as to their conduct for the service of their country, as landlords, as masters of families, as Protestants, as descended from British ancestors, as country gentlemen and farmers, as Justices of the Peace, as merchants, as Members of Parliament

      Dublin: printed by R. Reilly, for George Ewing. 1738. 8vo., 237 + (1)pp., but with the usual page misnumbering in two places, contemporary calf with raised bands, wanting the title label on spine. A very good copy. First edition: uncommon. Bradshaw 1437. Goldsmiths 7554. Hanson 5136. Not in Kress. Samuel Madden (1686-1765), 'writer and benefactor' as ODNB has it, had almost parallel careers as a Protestant priest in the Church of Ireland on the one hand, and as an enthusiastic contributor to literature and philanthropy on the other. Madden's dedication, 'To all true friends of Ireland', tells the reader that he had written the book 'for your sakes and that of our poor country' but he pulls no punches. 'To speak plainly', he continues, 'to hear a nation bawling out misery and beggary and to see such numbers of her wise and good children fluttering about the world in splendour and magnificence, seems at first sight an irreconcilable contradiction. People that have common sense, humanity and honesty themselves, will be apt to suppose them in others, and can hardly believe that so many noblemen and gentlemen of Ireland can riot and blaze abroad, while some thousands of their fellow citizens are starving for want of their help at home, and their native country is reduc'd to beggary and a deadly consumption'. In the Reflections and resolutions> Madden 'ascribed the low condition of the country to the extravagant and idle disposition of its people, but recommended resident landlords and the encouragement of tillage, linen manufacture, granaries, and credit facilities for Ireland, while stressing that the furtherance of the Irish economy should never harm England's interests. Many of his ideas were not original but came from the works of Thomas Prior, Arthur Dobbs, and George Berkeley. This book was reprinted in 1816 under the patronage of the Dublin benefactor Thomas Pleasants.' [Rosemary Richey in ODNB].

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        A Complete Collection of the Historical, Political, and Miscellaneous Works of John Milton. Correctly printed from the Original Editions. With an Historical and Critical Account of the Life and Writings of the Author; containing several Original Papers of his, never before published.

      London: Printed for A. Millar, 1738. - 2 volumes; Folio. Large paper with wide margins. Sumptuous contemporary gilt and blind tooled panelled calf boards, elaborately gilt and blank tooled spines with gilt titles; blind and gilt dentelles with grey end papers; all edges gilt. Expert repair to joints. Fine. Engraved frontispiece to vol.I. Very minimal and occasional browning and/or spotting. A superb and impressive set. 'A few copies printed' says Lowndes (Rev. Ed. 1864, p.1564). Coleridge 74. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Histoire du concile de Trente, ecrite en italien par Fra-Paolo Sarpi et traduite de nouveau en françois, avec des notes critiques, historiques et theologiques, par Pierre-François Le Courayer, suivant l'édition d'Amsterdam de 1736.

      Basle, Jean Brandmuller et Fils, 1738. - 2 vols. Large 4to (25,5x21 cm). Contemporary full calf, spines nicely gilt in compartments, with ribbons, with morocco title-labels (hinges at the foot a bit weak). Vol. 1: (xii),lxxvi (Préface and Vie de l'Auteur),696 pp.(browned in places due to the paper) Vol. 2: (iv),844,(iv) pp.(with small marginal waterstain p.483/4 and small marginal repair p.373/4. - Good set. 3900g [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Emile Kerssemakers]
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        A Journal of a Voyage from London to Savannah in Georgia. in two Parts. Part I. From london to Gibralter. Part II. from Gibralter to Savannah.The Second Edition. [with] A Continuation.from his arrival at Savannah to his return to London. The Second Edition [with] A Continuation.from his arrival at London, to his departure from thence on his way to Georgia. the Third Edition.[with] A Continuation.during the time he was detained in England by the embargo. The Fourth Edition. [with] A Continuation.from his embarking after the embargo, to his arrival at Savannah in Georgia. The Second Edition [with] A Continuation.after his arrival at Georgia, to a few days after his second return thither from Philadelphia [Second edition] [with] A Continuation

      London: James Hutton; W. Strahan -39-39-39-40-40-41 1738 - 8vo. pp.8+53; [iv]+38; iv+115; iv+40; 88; 58+[2 ads.]; title+85+[1]. Modern brown morocco over marbled boards. Ex libris Hampstead Public Libraries with their stamp on verso of first title. and shelf number to foot of spine. A rare complete collection of these seven journals of the famous evangelist during his tour inspired by John and Charles Wesley. (Sabin, 103534, 103535, 103538, 103540, 103542, 103545 & 103550). [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        A preservative against popery, in several select discourses upon the principal heads of controversy between Protestants and Papists

      London: Printed For H. Knaplock , 1738. Two volumes, collation, x,359, [1], 36,236,213,[1],90, iv,323,357,156,151pp, 23pp index. A third volume was published in the same year?, printed by J. Walthoe. Books measure 14 x 9 inches. Both volumes rebacked retaining the original period boards, raised bands, leather title labels. Boards light rubbed, some scuff marking. Both bindings in very good clean firm condition. Internally, Law society bookplate on endpaper, small section of worming to margin of about 10 pages, single hole to margin of 50 pages. Pages in very good clean condition throughout. A very nice clean set, in very attractive strurdy bindings. . Full Leather. Very Good Plus. Folio - over 12" - 15" tall.

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        DEL PALAZZO DE' CESARI Opera postuma.

      Verona, per Pierantonio Berno Stampatore, 1738. In folio gr. (mm. 460 x 313), p. pergam. coeva (picc. manc. ai bordi), dorso a cordoni, tagli rossi, 6 cc.nn., 304 pp.num., frontespizio in rosso e nero con grande vignetta alle armi disegnata da Antonio Balestra ed inc. in rame da Marco Pitteri; ornato da 2 grandi testate e da 4 bellissime grandi iniziali figurate a vignetta, inc. in rame dal Filosi e dal Valesi; testo in italiano e in latino. Il vol. è illustrato da 20 superbe tavv. f.t., pure inc. in rame, che raffigurano le parti che restano del Palazzo degli antichi Cesari sul Monte Palatino, con le estensioni di mano in mano aggiunte dai successori di Augusto. Segnaliamo le seguenti: 1 tav. (mm. 1590x755) dedicata alla "Scenographia Domus Caesarum Palatinae cum Additamento Neroniano in Exquilias producto" - 3 tavv. che raffigurano la facciata e i lati orientali e meridionale della "Domus Caesarum Palatinae", a doppia pag. (quasi tutte sono più volte ripieg.). Le tavv. VI e VII sono incise da G. Rossi, la XIII dal Valesi, la XVIII da Vinc. Franceschini. Nel testo figurano inoltre due grandi anfore e 1 tav. inc. in rame. "Edizione originale". Cfr. Cicognara,3618: "Sonovi 20 ampie tavole intagliate in rame, che illustrano questa grandiosa opera.." - Borroni,8106 - Haym,IV, p. 119 - Brunet,I,847. Una carta (pp. 207-208) con strappo margin.; alc. grandi tavv. (più volte ripieg.) presentano delle arross. alle giunture, ma complessivam. esemplare marginoso ben conservato.

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        Recueil d'Ordonnances du Roy et règlemens du Conseil Souverain d'Alsace, depuis sa création jusqu'à présent, imprimé par ordre de Monsieur le Premier Président. Première Partie 1657-1707 - Seconde Partie 1708-1737

      - Colmar, chez Jean Henry Decker, 1738. Un volume in-folio [XXX]-965-[XLIV] pages. Contient une Table chronologique des membres du Conseil Souverain d'Alsace. Pleine reliure du temps, dos à cinq nerfs avec pièce de titre d'apparence plus récente. Reliure frottée avec épidermures et manques en coiffes. Petite fente au bas du premier mors. Légère pliure entre les tomes I et II. Bon état intérieur. Grand Ex-Libris

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        De morbis venereis libri sex. In quibus disseritur tum de origine, propagatione & contagione horumce affectuum in genere, tum de singulorum natura, aetiologia & therapeia; cum brevi analysi & epicrisi operum plerorumque quae de eodem argumento scripta sunt.

      Parisiis, 1738 - Parisiis, 1738. XVIII, 20, 628, S. [21] - 50, [1] w. Bl. Zeitgenössisches Ganzpergament mit handschriftlichem Rückentitel. Einband bestossen und fleckig. Titel mit zwei älteren handschriftlichen Besitzvermerken. Papier durchgehend etwas gebräunt und fleckig. Garrison-M. 5195. Wellcome II, 64. Blake 22. (alle Ausgabe 1736). Zweite, erweiterte Ausgabe, erstmals 1736 erschienen. Bei vorliegendem Exemplar wurden das Inhaltsverzeichnis (Index capitum, S. 1-20) vor den Haupttext gebunden, das Register (21-50) an das Ende. Jean Astruc (1684-1766) war Professor der Medizin in Toulouse, Montpellier und Paris, auch Leibarzt der Könige von Frankreich und Polen. "Von seinen zahlreichen Werken offenbar das beste und heute noch für jeden medicinischen Geschichtsforscher geradezu unentbehrlich." (Hirsch, Biogr. Lexikon, I, 215). "Considering the period in which it was written, this is an admirable and comprehensive book on the subject. It includes a careful review of the existing literature. " (Garrison-M.). Einband bestossen und fleckig. Titel mit zwei älteren handschriftlichen Besitzvermerken. Papier durchgehend etwas gebräunt und fleckig. Zeitgenössisches Ganzpergament mit handschriftlichem Rückentitel.

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        Commentarius in Selectas, Wahl Christoph, Remy 1718

      Wahl Christoph, 1676-1738, Jesui - Commentarius in Selectas, Wahl Christoph, Remy 1718 Commentarius in selectas M. T. Ciceronis orationes Pars I. Ad usum Scholarum Societatis Jesu. Monachii, Sumptibus Joannis Jacobi Remy, 1718, VI , 608 S., Index, 8° , 16x11 cm., orig. geprägter Ledereinband, berieben, Schließen, gering gebräunt. SELTENER BAND MIT PROVENIENZ: Um das komplette Buch zu lesen, bitte unteren Link anklicken [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        The Rights of War and Peace, In Three Books, Wherein are Explained

      1738. The "Best Edition" of Grotius, With "Excellent" Notes Grotius, Hugo [1535-1645]. [Morrice, John (1685-1740), Translator and Editor]. The Rights of War and Peace, In Three Books. Wherein are Explained, The Law of Nature and Nations, And the Principal Points Relating to Government. Written in Latin by the Learned Hugo Grotius, And Translated into English. To Which are Added, All the Large Notes of Mr. J. Barbeyrac. London: Printed for W. Innys [et al.], 1738. [iv], xxxvi, 817 pp. Notes in parallel columns beneath single-column main text. Folio (19" x 14"). Recent period-style quarter calf over marbled boards, raised bands and lettering piece to spine. Some rubbing to extremities with light wear to joints and corners. Light toning to text, spark burns to a few leaves, edgewear to preliminaries and a few other leaves, internally clean. Ex-library. Small perforated stamp to half-tile, another perforated stamp and "144" in small hand to head of title page. A handsome copy. * First English edition with Barbeyrac's notes. Lowndes describes this is the "best edition;" Marvin says Barbeyrac's notes are excellent. First published in Paris in 1625, The Rights of War and Peace established the system of modern public international law, based on the concept of "droit naturel," a morality-based law that superseded the personalities of individuals or nations. Grotius describes the situations in which war is a valid tool of law enforcement and outlines the principles of armed combat. Though based on Christian natural law, Grotius advanced the novel argument that his system would still be valid if it lacked a divine basis. In this regard he pointed to the future by moving international law in a secular direction. First published in 1715 (with Barbeyrac's notes), Morrice's edition and translation was produced with the assistance of Edward Littlehales (1690-1724) and John Spavan (1685-1718). Lowndes, Bibliographer's Manual of English Literature (rev. ed.) III:950. Marvin, Legal Bibliography 353. English Short-Title Catalogue T110924.

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        Dell'Ingegnoso Cittadino Don Chisciotte della Mancia composta da Michel di Cervantes Saavedra. Et hora nuovamente tradotta con fedeltà, e chiarezza, di Spagnuolo in italiano da Lorenzo Franciosini Fiorentino....

      In Venezia, per Girolamo Salvioni, 1738. Due volumi in 8vo (cm. 17,5); cartone colorato coevo; antiche fascette di rinforzo ai dorsi; pp. (16), 683, (5); 727, (1). Alcune arrossature. Axs

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        ACTS OF ASSEMBLY, PASSED IN THE ISLAND OF JAMAICA; FROM 1681, TO 1737, INCLUSIVE

      London: Printed for John Basket, 1738.. [2],xxii,387,[1]pp. (pp.329-332 duplicated in the pagination). Folio. Modern three-quarter calf and marbled boards. Leaf Yyy2 torn at lower outer edge, but with no loss of text. Some light foxing, else internally a near fine, large copy. An early collection of the laws of Jamaica, covering all manner of civil and criminal topics in this important colony. The Royalist printer, John Basket, produced similar compilations for the North American British colonies and other Caribbean holdings of England. An important and rare volume. SABIN 35614. EUROPEAN AMERICANA 738/125.

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        Lo stato Presente di tutti i Paesi del Mondo. Volume V, Della Persia, dell'Arabia, Mecca, e Medina, Tartaria Asiatica, Siberia, Nuova Zembla, Kalmuki, Cirkassi, Usbeki

      Venezia 1738 - Legatura coeva in piena pergamena, a cinque nervi con ricchi fregi oro e tasselli. Il volume tratta della Persia, dell'Arabia, Mecca, e Medina; Tartaria Asiatica, Siberia, Nuova Zembla, Kalmuki, CIrkassi, Usbeki. L'opera è illustrata da numerose incisioni: "Nuova Carta del regno di Persia", "Ponte di Pietra", "Delineazione delle case Persiane", "Città d'Hispahan", "Piazza d'Hispahan ove si tiene il mercato", "Caravansera di Cachan", "Donna persiana con Gioie", "Uomo sedente", "Scuola de fanciulli", "Sepolcro del Re Abas II", "Diverse sorte di Morte, e Castighi che sono in uso nella Persia", "Karakan, cioè Castigo dei delinquenti, che sono di rango", "Un Koe Selbasje cioè soldato di Cavaleria persiano", "Donna Armena", "Soldato Persiano", "Donna a cavallo", "Modo di seppellire", "Il Kabba cioè tempio della Mecca", "Carta nuova dell'Arabia", "Ramo d'un albero di caffè o suoi fiori e frutti", "Albero di Caffè, Pianta di Aloe, Albero di Dattero", "Nuova carta della Tartaria", [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Degli occhiali da naso inventati da Salvino Armati ....

      . Firenze, Albizzini, 1738, Kl.4°, XX, 84 pp., Pergamenteinband der Zeit; feines Exemplar.. First Edition of "The first book on the history of spectacles. Domenico Maria (1690-1788) gave credit for the invention to the Florentine Armati (fl. 1300)." - - "In the first section the author discusses the use of spectacles in antiquity, and concludes that the were unknown to the ancients. He deals in the second part with various kinds of lenses-concave, plano, and convex, and their use in magnifying objects, etc. - The special interest of this work is Manni's opinion on the invention of spectacles. In the introduction he expresses his pride as a Florentine citizen and says that, in addition to all the other discoveries Florence has also the honour of the invention of spectacles. In Chapter 7 of the second part Manni quotes the statement of Leopoldo del Migliore that in the Church of St. Maria Maggiore, in Florence, there is a memorial to Salvino degli Armati as follows : - " Here lies Salvino d' Armato, of the family of Armati from Florence, the discoverer of spectacles. May God forgive him his sins. In the year of our Lord 1317 "." John H. Sutcliffe - - "Im Jahre 1738 erschien das berühmte Buch von Manni, Degli occhiaöi da naso. Es hatte einen solchen Erfolg, daß schon 1741 eine mit geringen, unwesentlichen Zusätzen versehener Neudruck erscheinen konnte. Dieser Erfolg ist dem Buch bis zum heutigen Tage treu geblieben ... es ist die Quelle gewesen, aus dem eigentlich alle, die sich mit der Geschichte der Brille je beschäftig haben, schöpften. - - Diesen Erfolg verdankt das Buch wohl zwei Umständen, einmal weil es geschickt alles das , was zerstreut und versteckt über die Geschichte der Brille da war, sammelt, und ferner dem Umstand, daß es ungefähr 450 Jahre nach der Erfindung der Brille der Erfinder der Brille nennt,... - - Domenico Maria Manni stammte aus einer alten Florentiner Buchdruckerfamilie. Sein Vater Giuseppa di Lorenzo Manni, ebenfalls Buchdrucker, Buchhändler und Antiquar, war ein Mann von literarischem Verdienst. Der junge Manni wurde 1690 zu Florenz geboren und früh in dem Geschäft des Vaters zu literarischen Neigungen erzogen. Als er die Druckerei übernahm, legte er sich mit unermüdlichem Eifer auf die Herausgabe alter literarischer Kuriositäten, besonders aus der Geschichte Toskanas. Unter seinen zahlreichen eigenen Werken ist zu nennen das 1731 zu Ferrara erschienene: 'De Florentinis inventis commentarias', in der er unter zahlreichen anderen Erfindungen für seine Vaterstadt schon in Anspruch nimmt die Erfindung des Mikroskops, der Brillen und des Thermometers. Erst sieben Jahre später erschien das Salvino Armati gewidmete Buch. Er war Mitglied mehrerer Akademien, unter anderen der von uns schon erwähnten della Crusca, deren Werke er verlegte. Er starb fast 100 Jahre alt zu Florenz im Jahre 1788. - - In der langen Vorrede bekennt sich der Verfasser stolz als Florentiner, jener Stadt, deren Ruhm die Welt erfülle, der Vaterstadt so vieler berühmter Männer und Erfinder, die nun auch den Ruhm für sich in Anspruch nehmen könne, daß in ihren Mauern der Erfinder der Brillen gelebt habe. Albertotti bemerkt ganz recht, daß diese offenkundig zur Schau getragene Vorliebe des Autors für seine Vaterstadt Florenz dem kritischen Historiker offenbar von vornherein einen Schleier vor die Augen gelegt habe. Die beiden mächtigen Konkurrenten Pisa und Florenz treten auch hier eifersüchtig auf ihren Ruhm sich gegenüber; wie der Pisaner Redi zugunsten von Pisa schreibt und den Urtext wendet und dreht, so noch mehr der Florentiner Manni zugunsten von Florenz. - - Das Werk ist in zwei Abschnitte geteilt. Der erste behandelt die Brille im Altertum. Zuerst handelt er über die uns hinlänglich bekannten Namen Ocular, Ocularium, Specillum, Perspicillum, Conspicillum usw. und führt dann weiter Aussprüche von Redi, Mercuriale1), Vossio2) u. a. an, welche beweisen, daß die Alten die Brillen nicht gekannt haben. - - Der zweite Teil handelt zuerst von den verschiedenen Sorten der Brillen. Es gibt konkave, plane und konvexe Brillen, ihr Nutzen ist bekanntlich der, das Objekt zu vergrößern, deutlich zu machen und näher heranzubringen. ..." R. Greeff, D.M. Manni : Degli ochiali da naso. Über die Nasenbrillen (1738). Z. ophth. Optik, 7/1 (Januar 1919), pp.1-10 - - Garrison & Morton No. 5991.9; Blake, 286. Parenti, 329. Gamba, 2336: "Opera molto pregiata e non comune". Sarton, II, 1025. Pansier, Histoire des Lunettes, pp. 22-23; Duncan, Bibl. of Glass, 8379. Waller, 14185. Wellcome, IV, p. 45; John H. Sutcliffe, British Optical Association Library and Museum Catalogue (1932), p.136

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        DER AUSFUHRLICHEN NACHRICHTEN VON DER KONIGLICH-GROSS- BRITANNISCHEN COLONIE SALTZBURGISCHER EMIGRANTEN IN AMERICA. ERSTER THIEL [with SIX ADDITIONAL CONTINUATIONS]

      Halle. 1738-1743.. Three small quarto volumes (one part and six additional "Continuations"). Without the map and fold-out plate. Contemporary marbled boards. Covers worn and chipped. Titlepage heavily tanned, closely trimmed. Minor toning and foxing to text. Second volume [containing five Continuations] in contemporary three-quarter calf. Binding worn, text toned and foxed, a few pages with damage. Third volume [containing NEUNTE CONTINUATION] disbound. Light wear and foxing. Overall in good condition. An extensive collection of these vital sources for the early history of Georgia. This group contains the first part, with the first five Continuations, as well as the ninth Continuation of these important annual accounts of the Salzburger settlements in Georgia, commonly known as "the Salzburger Tracts." These settlements began when a group of German settlers from Salzburg, fleeing religious persecution at home, accepted the invitation of Gen. James Oglethorpe, the founder of Georgia, to settle there in 1734. By 1741 some twelve hundred Salzburgers were living in Georgia, and these volumes are both a history and a promotional work for further settlement. "This series of NACHRICHTEN is one of the most important source works on the history of Georgia, being the contemporary accounts of the German settlements in the province..." - De Renne. The individual parts that make up this set are as follows: 1) DER AUSFUHRLICHEN NACHRICHTEN VON DER KONIGLICH-GROSS- BRITANNISCHEN COLONIE SALTZBURGISCHER EMIGRANTEN IN AMERICA. ERSTER THIEL. Halle. 1741. [14],242,[2]pp. 2) ERSTE CONTINUATION DER AUSFUHRLICHEN NACHRICHT VON DENEN SALTZBURGISCHEN EMIGRANTEN.... Halle. 1738. [22],[243]- 574pp. 3) ZWEYTE CONTINUATION DER AUSFUHRLICHEN NACHRICHT VON DENEN SALTZBURGISCHEN EMIGRANTEN.... Halle. 1739. [18],[575]-980pp. 4) DRITTE CONTINUATION DER AUSFUHRLICHEN NACHRICHT VON DENEN SALTZBURGISCHEN EMIGRANTEN.... Halle. 1740. [12],[981]-1099,2000-2072 [i.e., 1172]pp. The work is complete, despite the jump in pagination. 5) VIERTE CONTINUATION DER AUSFUHRLICHEN NACHRICHT VON DENEN SALTZBURGISCHEN EMIGRANTEN.... Halle. 1740. [12],[2073]-2312pp. 6) FUNFTE CONTINUATION DER AUSFUHRLICHEN NACHRICHT VON DENEN SALTZBURGISCHEN EMIGRANTEN.... Halle. 1740. [28],[2313]-2598,[38]pp. Includes a [38]pp. register at the end. 7) NEUNTE CONTINUATION DER AUSFUHRLICHEN NACHRICHTEN VON DENEN SALTZBURGISCHEN EMIGRANTEN.... Halle. 1743. [4],[1015]-1270pp. EUROPEAN AMERICANA 741/234, 740/314. BAGINSKY GERMAN AMERICANA 305. JCB (1)III:541. SABIN 98133. HOWES U27, "b." DE RENNE, pp.57-68.

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        Galliarum Descriptio ex Sansonum Tabulis editis er manuscriptis excerpta ope Anim adversionum.

      Handcoloured engraved map of France with Gaul. Paris 1738. 69 x 51 cm. Edge reinforced.in the folding. * The map is ascribed to the Sanson family, but edited by Gilles Robert de Vaugondy.. 15042237

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        Das veränderte Russland. three teile in one volume

      Frankfurt: Foster & Sohne, 1738. Book. Very Good. Hardcover. Three books in one volume, 8vo, 490pps, 247pps, 243pps, German text (occasional Latin), contemporary full leather w/front detached, folding plans (St Petersburg, and the Tsarist empire) 25 plates, maps, headpiece devices, portrait (Tsar Peter),Title page printed in red& black; folding map (Moll: Grande Russie, after Perry); Russland , includes Lorenz Langes: voyage to Beijing ; Muller, J B: Leben der Ostiaken , description of Saint Petersburg (with the folding map) ; The map of St Peterburg is early, rare and important. According to Bagrow the first map of the area where St Petersburg would rise was mapped by Gossler in 1703. In 1713 Tsar Peter decided to move the Russian capital there. In 1715 the establishment of the Naval Academy in St Petersburg intensified surveys of the Russian coast of the Baltic Sea. The design of Vasiljew island crossed by channels within the setting of a city in the Neva delta was first printed in Paris by de Fer in 1717. A similar plan is found in the various editions of Weber). This map is undated (but proper to the very first Weber edition!!), the text in the map is in German, the page indication is 432 and it has a little inset with Crohn Schlot, a curious variation of Crohn Stadt used in the earliest days of its construction under Admiral Cruys. The text is surprisningly clean and quite readaable, brownish imprints on textual portions due to aging but almost no stains, spots, book plate on pastedown and stamps of a Riga library for Eastern provincial Russian historical works..

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        Die Gegend um Nördlingen, genandt das Ries, benebst dem Prospect u. Grundris der K.FR. ReichsSt. Nördlingen. - Tractus Nordlingensis Germ. Ries dicti accurata Descriptio, adjecto Indice, cui Dominium cujusvis loci aliaque Iura competant, illustrata

      Nürnberg Homann Erben 1738 - Altkolorierte Kupferstichkarte nach Hase, Bildausschnitt 47 x 57 cm, Blattgr. 49,5 x 58,5 cm. Sandler, Johann Baptista Homann, Die Homännischen Erben, Matthäus Seutter und Ihre Landkarten, p 128 (Nr. 86); Hübsche Karte des Nördlinger Ries, reicht von Oettingen im Norden bis Forheim im Süden, von Bopfing im Westen bis Wemding im Osten; unterhalb der Karte dekorative Gesamtansicht (nach Merian) sowie Grundriss der Stadt Nördlingen jeweils mit mehrteiliger Legende, links und rechts der Karte Ortsregister; kleinere Randläsuren restauriert, etwas knapprandig.

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        Tractatus physico-anatomico-medicus, de respiratione usuque pulmonum. Editio altera. Cui subjuncta est A. Haller. De diaphragmatis musculis. Editio tertia.

      Leiden, Wishoff, 1738. - (23,5 x 18,5 cm). (14) 95 S. Mit gestochenem Titel, 7 Textholzschnitten und 1 gefalteten Kupfertafel. Interims-Pappband, unbeschnitten. "The present work, a classic on respiration, was his inaugural dissertation at the university of Leipzig" (Heirs). "Swammerdam's earliest published work. In it he recorded his dicovery that the lungs of newborn infants will float on water if respiration has taken place, an important medico-legal point" (G/M). - Stellenweise etwas gebräunt bzw. stockfleckig. Einband etwas berieben, sonst gut erhalten. - Hirsch V, 484; vgl. Garrison-Morton 1724 und Heirs of Hippocrates 602 (beide EA) [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Nuova Carta Dell' Imperio Della China e dei Paesi circonvicini. Nueva Carta De L'Imperio De La Quina, y de las Tierras comarcanas':.

      - Altkolorierter Kupferstich v. Thomas Salmon n. Isaac Tirion aus Lo Stato Presente Di Tutti I Paesi E Popoli Del Mondo . b. Giambatista Albrizzi in Venedig, 1738, 25 x 32,5 Koeman, Atlantes Neerlandici, Vol. III, S. 129 ff., Tir. - Zeigt China, Korea, Taiwan und Japan. - Unten rechts Titelkartusche. - Seltene italienische Ausgabe der Tirion-Karte. (Bilder zum Artikel auf meiner Homepage, oder bei Anfrage - pictures on my homepage or after request)

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        THE LIFE AND REIGN OF HER LATE EXCELLENT MAJESTY QUEEN ANN: In Which is Contained a Particular Account of the Most Remarkable Transactions During Her Majesty's Reign Here at Home, and Likewise the Most Memorable Engagements Abroad Both By Sea and Land

      Printed for the Compiler, and Sold By the Dealers in Books in Town and Country, London 1738 - ".To which is annexed some political remarks on Bishop Burnett's History of the reign of Queen Anne." Three quarter leather over brown cloth covered boards. Raised spine bands wtih gilt borders. Burgundy leather spine panel stamped in gilt. Engraved portrait frontispiece of Queen Anne. Title page printed in red and black. 783 pages with unpaginated index. Probably a 19th century binding. Light rubbing, replaced endpapers. Old dampstain to edges of some pages. Previous owner signature of F. R. Sims dated 1865. Small bookstore label on the rep. Overall a very good, sound copy. Although published 268 years ago the author of this book remains unknown. Quite scarce. Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Panegyricus cum notis integris [Ensemble] Latini Pacati Drepanii panegyric EDITION ORIGINALE

      Amstelaedami (Amsterdam): Apud Janssonio Waesbergios|& Apud Vduum & filium S. Schouten, 1738. Fine. Apud Janssonio Waesbergios & Apud Vduum & filium S. Schouten, Amstelaedami (Amsterdam) 1738 - 1753, In-4 (19x25,5cm), (6) xcii, (22) 469pp. (57), relié. - First edition, illustrated with a frontispiece Jongmann and a title tag. Title page in red and black. Copy to big arms stamped on the flat of the city of Amsterdam. Dutch Binding full rigid vellum gold. Back with nerves decorated with the arms of the city of Amsterdam. dishes hit the center of the arms of the cities of Amsterdam, a first frieze frame with the arms of the city of Amsterdam in the corners, a second frieze broader framework. Traces laces. Ors slightly dimmed on the big guns of the dishes. Dos yellowed. Despite the reported defects, very nice copy, rare in this condition. - [FRENCH VERSION FOLLOWS] Edition originale de ces deux ouvrages, illustrée d'un frontispice de Jongmann, et d'une vignette de titre pour le premier, et d'une vignette de titre pour le second. Pages de titre en rouge et noir. Exemplaire aux grandes armes frappées sur les plats de la ville d'Amsterdam. Reliure hollandaise en plein vélin rigide doré. Dos à nerfs orné  des armes de la ville d'Amsterdam. Plats frappés au centre des armes de la ville d'Amsterdam, une première frise d'encadrement avec les armes de la ville d'Amsterdam dans les angles, une seconde frise d'encadrement plus large. Traces de lacets. Ors légèrement estompés sur les grandes armes des plats. Dos jauni. Malgré les défauts signalés, très bel exemplaire, rare dans cette condition. Edition réalisée par Johannes Arntzenius et reprenant les commentaires de François Juret, Juste Lipse, Jan Gruterus, Petrus Faber, Jan Lievens, ainsi que les préfaces et discours des éditions précédentes.  Le panégyrique de Trajan fut prononcé le 1er septembre ou octobre 100 ; il était en effet de tradition de produire un discours lorsqu'on était nommé Consul. C'est le seul exemple de ce type de discours qui reste du haut empire romain. Avant d'être édité par l'auteur lui-même ce dernier l'a complètement remanié et augmenté considérablement. Edition abondamment commentée en bas de page. Le panégyrique de Tracatus, lequel fut professeur de rhétorique à Bordeaux au IVe siècle, est un éloge de l'empereur Théodose, à l'occasion de sa victoire sur l'usurpateur Maxime. c'est un document d'importance sur l'ascension au trône de Theodose, son parcours militaire et sa politique. L'édition a de même été réalisée par Johannes Arntzenius avec les mêmes commentateurs.  

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        Eigenh. Albumblatt mit U.

      Amsterdam, 21. IV. 1738. - 1 S. Qu.-8vo. "Dodi li va'ani lo" ("Mein Geliebter ist mein, und ich bin sein" - Hohelied 2,16). - "Sum tuus, o Jesu! meus es, tuus atq manebo | Et tecum unitus fide lubenter ero; | Da modo, ne fallax mundus nec dira cupido, | Nec daemon nosmet separet horrificus". - J. J. Rasch war Magister der Philosophie, Candidatus ministerii und Bibliothekar zu St. Jakob in Hamburg und verfaßte nebst anderem eine "Historische Beschreibung der öffentlichen Bibliothek zu St. Jacobi in Hamburg" (1735). - Mit kleiner Numerierung am linken oberen Blatt- und kl. Wurmspur am unteren Blattrand.

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        Aussführliche Geschicht der in dem äussersten Welt-Theil gelegenen Japonesischen Kirch, worinn die glückliche Vertilgung der Abgötterey, Einführung, Fortpflanzung, Verfolgung, und letztens gäntzliche Verbannung des Heiligen Römisch Catholischen Glaubens in disem grossen Reich erzehlet wird. Auf viler Verlangen in die teutsche Sprach übersetzt. 2 Teile in 1 Band.

      Augsburg, Ilger, 1738. - circa 32 x 21,5 cm. 12 Bll., 534; 559 SS. (313-320 in Spaltenzahlung), 9 Kupfertafeln Blindgeprägtes Schweinsleder d. Zt. auf Holzdeckeln (Schließen entfernt) Cordier, BJ 401; de Backer-S. II, 1641. - Erste deutsche Ausgabe der 1689 französisch erschienene Darstellung der Jesuitenmission in Japan. Eine längere "Nachricht" zu Beginn schildert die Geschichte, Landes- und Volkskunde Japans. Der Jesuit Jean Crasset (1618-1692) gibt auch einen Bericht der Taten des Franz Xaverius. Die Kupfer von dem Augsburger Stecher J. A. Zimmermann zeigen Trachten, Ansichten, Brauchtum und die Martyrien der Jesuiten. - Wenig gebräunt, teils kleine Wasserränder, Titel ringsum im weissen Rand ausgebessert (ohne Textverlust), Vorsätze erneuert. Einband berieben und mit Läsuren durch die Entfernun der Schliessen, insgesamt dennoch solide und recht hübsch. [Attributes: First Edition]

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        Catalogus Stirpium, &c. or, Catalogue of Plants naturally growing and commonly cultivated in divers Parts of England, more especially about Nottingham. The most known Latin and English Names of the several Plants, the Tribe they belong to, the time of their flowering, and of those which are either Officinals, or otherwise of any known Efficacy, such Virtues are briefly mentioned as me be depended upon. With an English Index

      Nottingham: Printed for the Author, by G. Ayscough, and sold by C. Rivington, London, 1738. First and only edition, [20], 231, [11], 6, [4], 24 pp., with the armorial bookplate of Hugh Cecil Earl of Lonsdale, contemporary calf, hinges partly cracked, spine gilt with floral motifs in compartments, morocco label, a nice copy. George Charles Deering [formerly Georg Karl Dering] (1695??-1749), botanist, was born in Dresden and educated at the Hamburg Gymnasium and the University of Leiden (1708?-10), where he was a pupil of Boerhaave. He returned to London in 1719 and then practised as a physician at Nottingham from 1735 till his death in 1749. He was also the editor of "Nottinghamia vetus et nova or an historical account of the ancient and present state of the town of Nottingham, 1751" which was published posthumously. One of the earliest of British local floras. "Although written at a time when botanical nomenclature was very different to what it is at present, the work must be acknowledged as a valuable record of the flora of the district. Its pages may be searched with interest to see the enormous changes which have taken place during the century and a half which have since elapsed. It may further be observed that it will always possess a more than local interest, because in it the two Nottingham meadow crocuses are for the first time introduced to the British flora."—Brown, A History of Nottinghamshire. Henrey, 620; Dobbin, 271.

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        Travels, or Observations Relating to Several Parts of Barbary and the Levant

      Oxford: The Theatre. 1738., 1738. FINELY BOUND FIRST EDITION. Demy Folio (43 x 27cm). pp. xvi, 442. Also including 'A Collection of such Papers as serve to Illustrate the Foregoing Observations' following the main text, pp. 61, and an un-paginated index. These papers serve as a series of appendices, including a list of references to Classical sources such as Herodotus and Strabo, as well as a collection of botanical sketches and an account of the weather in Alexandria. With 34 copper plates, including maps, plans etc. Modern re-binding, featuring the tooled tan calf leather coverings of old boards and a new matching calf spine with raised bands and gilt titles to a black morocco label. Book plates of Sir Abraham Hume Bart and Norman Douglas Simpson to front paste down. The new binding has seen some wear, but in general the book remains very good. Map of Algeria following preface has one 4 inch tear to the bottom left, extending about an inch into the printed map itself. Shaw originally came from Kendal and was educated at Queen's College Oxford before being sent as a chaplain to Algiers. His book, published five years after his return to Oxford, covers Algeria, Tunisia, Egypt and the Levant, and is accompanied by extensive footnotes reproduced from Ancient Greek and Latin sources. Pritzel 8649; Blackmer 1533; Lowndes 2372.

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        Origen y antiguedad de la lengua bascongada, y de la nobleza de Cantabria. Sacada a luz por el Capitan Don Juan de Perocheguy . ; en que se haze ver que dicha lengua fuè la primera que se habló en el Mundo, y la misma que traxo Tuval à España, en el año de 1800 de la Creacion, con la particularidad, de como, y por donde se introduxo para poblar esta Monarquia, y assi mismo se expressa como se introduxeron los Agotes en el Val de Baztan y en el Pais de Bascos, en el ano de 506 con otras curiosidades dignas de ser sabidas para todos los que son oriundos de dicha Lengua. A que se le añaden otras dos partes, probando . ser dicha lengua la estirpe y origen de la Augustissima Casa de Bourbon

      Joseph Texido, Barcelona 1738 - In-12. Collation : 46, (2), 24 pp. Broché, couverture en papier peint de l'époque. _______________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ _________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ Seconde édition, aussi rare que la première. L'auteur donne une éthymologie basque à de nombreux noms géographiques (Asie, Ararat, Babylone, Arabie.) Il raconte le voyage de Tubal, le père des Basques. La langue basque est le langage primitif de l'humanité, Tubal est parti avant la construction de la Tour de Babel. A la fin de la première partie on trouve une pièce en vers en espagnol, basque et français : "Ohore handia da Eguiazqui." L'auteur a ajouté deux parties qui ne se trouvent pas dans la première de 1731 : "Segunda parte. Verdades ignoradas, dignas de ser adoradas". "Tercera . la excelsa casa de Capet y la augusta ma. de Bourbon son de una mesma raza". Salva dit que ce livre renferme des "ideas singulares y estraordinarias". Très rare : Vinson 53 n'a jamais vu cette édition. Julio de Urquiro cite son exemplaire et celui de Biblioteca Nacional de Madrid. Ex-libris manuscrit de l'époque sur le titre : "le Vte D'Harambure". (Une famille originaire du Béarn, au XVIe siècle, un d'Harambure avait été un proche d'Henri IV). Petits manques de papier à la couverture. [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        Recueil des lettres de Madame la marquise de Sévigné a Madame la Comtesse d

      à Paris: Chez Rollin, 1738. Fine. Chez Rollin, à Paris 1738, in 12 (9,5x16,5cm), six tomes reliés en six volumes. - Second edition reprint of the first great first edition of the Letters published in 1734 for the first 4 volumes; Editor Rollin had then edited volumes 5 and 6 in 1737 who came to add the first 4 volumes 1734; A year later he published the entire edition. Adorned with a portrait frontispiece. Title pages in red and black. Full Sheepskin contemporary. Back tooled raised. Part of title in red morocco. Caps restored tail of Volumes I and II, 3 caps head frayed, 3 caps tail ditto; a snag with the first Caussin lack; various accidents; gilding faded some boxes. All still significant this rare series. This edition, according to the first original high importance published between 1734 and 1737, contains 614 letter (Edition 2 volumes in 1726 are included in 134); this edition will be especially the first authorized, Pauline Simiane granddaughter Marquise entrust handwritten letters to an editor from Aix en Provence; the letters were not addressed to the Countess of Grignan were discarded. --- Please note that the translation in english is done automatically, we apologize if the formulas are inaccurate. Contact us for any information! - [FRENCH VERSION FOLLOWS] Seconde édition réimprimée sur la première grande édition originale des Lettres parue en 1734 pour les 4 premiers volumes ; l'éditeur Rollin n'avait alors édité les volumes 5 et 6 qu'en 1737, qui venaient s'adjoindre aux 4 premiers volumes de 1734 ; Un an plus tard il publie l'intégralité de l'édition. Ornée d'un portrait au frontispice. Pages de titres en rouge et noir. Reliures en pleine basane d'époque. Dos à nerfs orné. Pièce de titre en maroquin rouge. Coiffes de queue restaurées des tomes I et II, 3 coiffes de tête élimées, 3 coiffes de queue idem ; un accroc au premier caussin avec manque ; divers accidents ; dorures estompés à certains caissons. Ensemble néanmoins appréciable de cette rare série. Cette édition, conforme à la première grande originale d'importance publiée entre 1734 et 1737, contient 614 lettre (l'édition en 2 volumes de 1726 n'en comportait que 134) ; cette édition sera surtout la première autorisée, Pauline de Simiane, petite fille de la Marquise confiera les lettres manuscrites à un éditeur d'Aix en Provence ; les lettres qui ne s'adressaient pas à la Comtesse de Grignan furent écartées.

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        Histoire de la papesse Jeanne fidèlement tirée de la dissertation de M de

      A La Haye: Chez Scheurler, 1738. Fine. Chez Scheurler, A La Haye 1738, 2 tomes en 2 Vol. in-12 (9,5x17cm), (52) 331pp. et (2) 328pp. (3), reliés. - New edition, illustrated with 5 figures including the famous folding plate included Pope Joan giving birth to a child in full procession. Binding in full mottled calf contemporary. Back with nerves decorated. Part of title in red leather and black volume number. Mors top of Volume I strongly split along the first well. A dull corner. Good copy. - [FRENCH VERSION FOLLOWS] Nouvelle édition, illustrée de 5 figures dont la fameuse planche dépliante figurant la papesse accouchant d'un enfant en pleine procession. L'édition originale française, dans la traduction de Jacques Lenfant date de 1694, elle ne contenait qu'un frontispice, qui ne figure d'ailleurs pas dans les éditions suivantes, mais cinq planches ont été ajoutées. Reliures en plein veau marbré d'époque. Dos à nerfs orné. Pièce de titre en maroquin rouge, et de tomaison noire. Mors supérieur du tome I étroitement fendu le long du premier caisson. Un coin émoussé. Bon exemplaire. Histoire incroyable d'une femme qui aurait occupé différent postes ecclésiastiques au Vatican avant d'être nommé pape vers l'an 850 ; le subterfuge aurait été découvert  par l'accouchement inopiné du faux pape lors d'une procession.  Depuis lors, il est expliqué que les papes avant leur intronisation s'asseoit sur une chaise percée afin qu'on examine les parties génitales. Le second tome est constitué des preuves et dissertations à l'appui de l'histoire, et également une partie du premier tome ; ces preuves historiques et ces études étant manifestement ce qu'il y a de plus remarquable dans l'ouvrage. 

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        The History of the Conquest of Mexico by the Spaniards

      London: Printed for T Woodward, 1738 2 volumes. x+479 pages with foldout frontispiece portrait of Hernan Cortez, four foldout plates and two fold out maps. xii+475+[1 ad] pages with two foldout plates. Octavo (8 1/2" x 5 1/2") bound in original full leather with with gilt fillet borders on covers, the spine in six compartments separated by six raised bands, black morocco gilt lettering piece in one and the rest gilt-ruled (Field 1465, Sabin 86490, Palau: VI 530) First octavo edition.Originally published in Spanish in 1684, the first English edition was published in 1724.In 1661 Antonio de Solis was appointed to succeed Antonio de León Pinelo as chronicler of the Indies. He was a native of Alcalá and had studied classics, philosophy, and laws there and in Salamanca. He served as secretary to the Conde de Oropesa and, after 1654, as Oficial of the first Secretariat of State. His writings prior to his appointment as chronicler were of a literary nature, principally dramatic and poetic. His work as chronicler showed the influence of his literary background. He at first intended to write a continuation of Herrera?s Historia. In preparing himself for this he found a prejudice in the works of foreigners and his own nation that he decided to rewrite the story of the conquest of Mexico, which he found most in need of revision. His work, therefore, was affected by two elements which damaged its historical value: his desire to write a well-balanced literary work and his determination to defend the Spanish national honor. The result of his labors was his Historia de la conquista de México, población y progreso de la Amérique Septentrional conocida con el nombre Nueva España, which appeared in 1684. The actual content of the work does not come up to the indications of the title. Solís was able to complete only the first part, which told the history of the conquest of Mexico, 1519-1521. He was working on the continuation of the work when he died in Madrid in 1686. Solis? Historia has been called a poem without verse, as it is written in epic style, with a great central hero and with the facts selected according to the needs of the story. It became the first standard literary version of the Conquest until Prescott?s history and other later works. It went through numerous Spanish editions and was translated in the major European tongues.... A lengthy study of Solís and his history, by Luis A. Arocena, saw publication in Buenos Aires in 1963. (Handbook of Middle American Indians, Volume 13 )Condition:Book plate to front paste down, previous owner's name on front end papers, skillfully rebacked, corners bumped with some chipping to some else a very nice set.

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        [Manuscript] Breve Relación de los Señores de la Nueva España

      Mexico City, 1738. Folio, 30.5 x 21.5 cm, 150 unnumbered leaves (300 pp), manuscript in very clear scribal hand, with scattered contemporary, i.e. 18th century, notes in the margins. This artefact has a long and fascinating history. Zorita (ca 1512 - 1585) was a judge or oidor for Philip II, who spent some 19 years in the New World, the last 10 years in the Audiencia de Nueva Espana, ie. Mexico. His views of the abuses that the encomendero system was inflicting on the native populations were similar to those of Bartolome de las Casas, and like him was a staunch defender of the rights of the "Indios" against the rapacity of the land-ownign Spaniards, the encomenderos. This made him many enemies, who constantly harassed him, but he was well respected for his probity. The latter was proved by his retirement, returning to his native Spain virtually broke. He reported this to the King, and made numerous suggestions on how to improve the condition of the natives, mostly through alleviation of their requirement to pay taxes and having to serve as virtual slaves to their encomenderos. None of his suggestions was followed,and his report to the king became buried in the files of the Archive of the Indies, unpublished in its day and probably never seen by the king. This unpublished royal report was called the Breve Relacion de los Senores de Nueva Espana and portrays Indian life both before the conquest -- perhaps in too halcyon terms -- and afterwards, the latter from his own first hand observation. It was written after he had returned from Mexico to Granada, Spain, probably around 1570. The original report wound up back in Mexico in the hands of the great Mexican polymath Siguenza y Gongora, and after his death, went into the library at the Jesuit seminary/ convent of SS Pedro y Pablo in Mexico City. Still unpublished, several references were made of it in various chronicles of the period, eg. Vetancurt and Clavigero: Torquemada mentions a notable incident with involved the Indians. Zorita was greatly esteemed by the religious orders because of his pro-Indian stance. It was there at the seminary of SS Peter and Paul that Lorenzo Boturini, an Italian traveller who became obsessed with Mexico and formed a remarkable collection of artefacts, found the mss in 1738 and, recognizing its importance, had several copies made; he also mentions it in his book "Idea de una nueva Historia .... This is one of those copies. There are Boturini copies in the New York Public Library and the Bibliotheque Nacional in Paris; the location of the original is apparently unknown. The book was not published until the 19th century, first in a French translation of little value and from a defective Boturini copy, then in 1891 in the Spanish from a copy by the well-known Mexican bibliophile Icazbalceta. The Diccionario Porrua says of Zorita's book:"Como fuente de primera mano es indispensable," an opinion in which every scholar seems to concur. This copy collates perfectly with the authoritative Cabañas edition, but with the annotations and the final leaf which identifies it as a copy made (sacó) by Senor Boturini in November 1738 from the original found in the library of the Jesuit college mentioned above; and that a certain Lic. Pensado had noted that he had seen the book in 1683; and further that the original must have come from Spain where the author kept "cogiendo y anadiendo" to it. Bound in contemporary limp vellum, with title material on spine in ink; original ties still present. Paper is fresh, script is very clear and legible. Insignificant worming to a few preliminary leaves in upper left corner. Both binding and text are in fine condition.

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        Histoire des guerres d'Italie

      Londres: Chez Paul et Isaac Vaillant, 1738. Fine. Chez Paul et Isaac Vaillant, Londres 1738, 3 tomes en 3 Vol. in 4 (19,5x26cm), (4) xxvj (16) 620pp. et (4) xi, 604pp. et (10) 476pp; (188), relié. - New edition. Although other editions have been given in the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries, it is not only the most beautiful edition of this text, but also the best translation by Favre, reviewed by Gorgeons and others .. Full speckled antique glazed calf. Back tooled raised florets in 4 boxes. Part of title in red morocco. Caps head leveled. Tail headdress of Volume II threadbare. Wormholes and a gallery on the upper flat of Volume I. A flap of skin torn on upper cover of Volume III of 3 cm. Corners bumped. Of the three title pages, two rectangles of paper were pasted ly of both sides, under the title, thus masking a previous owner. History of the wars of Italy begins in 1490 and ends in 1534; Guicciardini worked there for 27 years, and his work, in the opinion of critics of his time is valuable and of great merit, even though it was criticized its violence would greatly praised his impartiality; this work did much to modernize methods in history. Ambassador, writer and politician of Florence, friend Machiavelli, Guicciardini is part of the pantheon of great men of Florence. --- Please note that the translation in english is done automatically, we apologize if the formulas are inaccurate. Contact us for any information! - [FRENCH VERSION FOLLOWS] Nouvelle édition. Bien que d'autres éditions aient été données au XVIe et au XVIIe siècle, celle-ci constitue non seulement la plus belle édition sur ce texte, mais également la meilleure traduction, par Favre, revue par Gorgeons et d'autres auteurs.. Reliure en plein veau glacé moucheté d'époque. Dos à nerfs orné de 4 fleurons dans des caissons. Pièce de titre en maroquin rouge. Coiffes de tête arasées. Coiffe de queue du tome II élimée. Trous de vers et une galerie sur le plat supérieur du tome I. Un lambeau de peau arrachée sur le plat supérieur du tome III, sur 3 cm. Coins émoussés. Sur les trois pages de titre, deux rectangles de papier ont été contrecollés anciennement de part et d'autre, sous le titre, masquant ainsi un ancien propriétaire. Cette Histoire des guerres d'Italie commence en 1490 et se termine en 1534 ; Guicciardini y travailla durant 27 années, et son oeuvre, de l'avis des critiques de son temps est précieuse et de grand mérite, même s'il lui fut reproché sa violence, on loua grandement son impartialité ; cette oeuvre fit beaucoup pour la modernisation des méthodes en histoire. Ambassadeur, écrivain et homme politique de Florence, ami de Machiavel, Guicciardini fait partie du panthéon des grands hommes de Florence.

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        Travels, or Observations Relating to Several Parts of Barbary and the Levant

      Oxford: The Theatre. 1738., 1738. FINELY BOUND FIRST EDITION. Demy Folio (43 x 27cm). pp. xvi, 442. Also including 'A Collection of such Papers as serve to Illustrate the Foregoing Observations' following the main text, pp. 61, and an un-paginated index. These papers serve as a series of appendices, including a list of references to Classical sources such as Herodotus and Strabo, as well as a collection of botanical sketches and an account of the weather in Alexandria. With 34 copper plates, including maps, plans etc. Modern re-binding, featuring the tooled tan calf leather coverings of old boards and a new matching calf spine with raised bands and gilt titles to a black morocco label. Book plates of Sir Abraham Hume Bart and Norman Douglas Simpson to front paste down. The new binding has seen some wear, but in general the book remains very good. Map of Algeria following preface has one 4 inch tear to the bottom left, extending about an inch into the printed map itself. Shaw originally came from Kendal and was educated at Queen's College Oxford before being sent as a chaplain to Algiers. His book, published five years after his return to Oxford, covers Algeria, Tunisia, Egypt and the Levant, and is accompanied by extensive footnotes reproduced from Ancient Greek and Latin sources. Pritzel 8649; Blackmer 1533; Lowndes 2372.

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        Two unidentified small wash drawings

      N.p. 1738 - Each signed, possibly in anoher hand, lower left, in ink, "Gravelot". 1 vols. 9.3 x 7.4 cm. The first illustration, of a Monkey addressing a Lion and a Wolf, is almost certainly from Gravelot's English period (1733-1746) and could well be a preliminary sketch for Gay's FABLES; yet the second drawing, depicting a female figure driving a chariot, displays an allegorical style reminiscent in style and theme to his illustratons for ICONOLOGIE PAR FIGURES (ca. 1789). The two matted together and framed. Both drawing slightly toned, but very good Each signed, possibly in anoher hand, lower left, in ink, "Gravelot". 1 vols. 9.3 x 7.4 cm [Attributes: Signed Copy]

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        Schloß Weissenstein, Grundriß und Gartenplan, "General Grundriß des Hoch - Gräfflichen Schönbornischen Schloß Weissenstein ob Pommersfelden sampt denen darzu gehörigen stallungen der Menagerie u. des Gartens".

      . Kupferstich v. I.N. Steidlin n. S. Kleiner, 1738, 28 x 55. Thieme - B. XX, 452 ff. - Blatt 1 der berühmten Folge. . Zeigt den Grundriß der Schloß- und Gartenanlagen, darüber ein Seitendurchschnitt.

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        Catalogus Stirpium, &c. or, Catalogue of Plants naturally growing and commonly cultivated in divers Parts of England, more especially about Nottingham. The most known Latin and English Names of the several Plants, the Tribe they belong to, the time of their flowering, and of those which are either Officinals, or otherwise of any known Efficacy, such Virtues are briefly mentioned as me be depended upon. With an English Index .

      Nottingham: Printed for the Author by G. Ayscough and sold by C. Rivington London 1738 - First and only edition, [20], 231, [11], 6, [4], 24 pp., with the armorial bookplate of Hugh Cecil Earl of Lonsdale, contemporary calf, hinges partly cracked, spine gilt with floral motifs in compartments, morocco label, a nice copy. George Charles Deering [formerly Georg Karl Dering] (1695??1749), botanist, was born in Dresden and educated at the Hamburg Gymnasium and the University of Leiden (1708?10), where he was a pupil of Boerhaave. He returned to London in 1719 and then practised as a physician at Nottingham from 1735 till his death in 1749. He was also the editor of "Nottinghamia vetus et nova or an historical account of the ancient and present state of the town of Nottingham, 1751" which was published posthumously. One of the earliest of British local floras. "Although written at a time when botanical nomenclature was very different to what it is at present, the work must be acknowledged as a valuable record of the flora of the district. Its pages may be searched with interest to see the enormous changes which have taken place during the century and a half which have since elapsed. It may further be observed that it will always possess a more than local interest, because in it the two Nottingham meadow crocuses are for the first time introduced to the British flora."?Brown, A History of Nottinghamshire. Henrey, 620; Dobbin, 271. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Gründliche Gegen-Information Daß der Wildtbann In der Drey-Eich Uber Die Franckfurter Waldunge und Felder sich nicht erstrecke, Noch das Hochgräflich-Ysenburgische Hauß im Franckfurter Gebieth einer Jagdbarkeit oder Bestraffungs-Rechts der daselbst begangenen also genanten Wildfreveln sich anzumassen befugt seye : In Dreyen Theilen bestehend, Wo von Der Erste Einen Extractum der bey dem Höchstpreißlichen Kayserlichen- und Reichs-Cammer-Gericht zwischen dem Hochgräflichen Hauß Yßenburg und der Löblichen Reichs-Stadt Franckfurt wegen der von dem Ersteren in denen Franckfurter Waldungen und Feldern ex capite des Drey-Eicher Wildbanns anmaßlich praetendirten Jagdt-Gerechtigkeit und Bestraffungs-Rechts der Wild-Frevler verhandelter Actorum .

      Franckfurt am Mäyn : Andreä / Gedruckt mit Andreäischen Schrifften 1738.. 2° / 3 Teile in 1 Band. Folio. 2 Bl. (Titel, Vorbericht), 106 S., 244 S.; 32 S.; S. 33-67, S. 86-98, 39 S., 1 Bl. (Corrigenda). Mit 3 Kupferstichen. Ganz-Pergament, gebundene Ausgabe, Exemplar in gutem Erhaltungszustand. FFM 4 +++++ 20 Jahre Antiquariat Christmann in Wiesbaden +++++

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        Auszug der Versuche Herren Christian Wolffens, welchen zum Gebrauch der Schulen verfertigt und nebst kurzen Anmerckungen mitgetheilet hat Michael Friedrich Leistikow. Erster bis dritter Teil in einem Bande.

      Rengerische Buchhandlung, Halle 1738 - Erster bis dritter Teil der Versuche von Christian Wollf für Schulen bearbeitet in einem Bande: Teil 1 mit 8 n.n. Blättern, 185 Seiten, einigen gestochenen Vignetten sowie 6 ( von offenbar 15 ) Kupfertafeln / Teil 2 mit 159 Seiten, 1 gestochenen Vignette und 14 gestochenen Kupfertafeln ( so offenbar vollständig ) / Teil 3 mit 143 Seiten, 12 n.n. Blättern ( Register über alle 3 Teile, Nachricht für den Buchbinder ) und 12 ( von offenbar 15 ) gestochenen Kupfertafeln. Halbpergamentband der Zeit, 8°. Inhalt der drei Teile: Von der verschiedenen Art der Schwere der Körper - Von dem waagerechten Stand der flüssigen Materie - Von dem Drucke der flüssigen Materie, die eine Schwere haben - Von der Luftpumpe - Von den Eigenschaften und Wirkungen der Luft - Von der Luft die in den Körpern verborgen ist - Von den Wind- oder Dampfkugeln - Von der Schwere der Körper in flüssigen Materien - Von der Bewegung flüssiger Materie durcheinander vermöge ihrer Schwere / Von dem Falle der schweren Körper - Von den Täucherlein - Von dem Barometer oder Wettersager - Von dem Manometer oder Luftmesser - Von dem Thermometer oder Wetterglase - Von den Winden, Dünsten oder Regen - Von der Feuchtigkeit der Luft und den Hygrometern oder Wetterwaagen - Von der Wärme und Kälte - Von dem Feuer - Von dem Lichte und den Farben / Von dem Luftdruckwerke und seinem Zubehöre - Von dem Schall - Von den Springgläsern oder Glastropfen - Von dem Magneten - Von den Luftlöchern und anderer Durchlöcherung der Körper - Von dem was die Vergrößerungsgläser zeigen - Von den Tieren - Von den Sinnen - Von der Bewegung flüssiger Materien - Von dem waagerechten Stande fester Körper und ihrer Bewegung. >>Wolff, Christian Freiherr von (1679-1754) Philosoph, Mathematiker. Ab 1707 Professor der Mathematik und Naturlehre in Halle, 1723 vertrieben fand er Aufnahme an der Univsität Marburg. 1740 wurde er rehabilitiert und nach Halle zurückberufen. 1743 wurde er Kanzler der Universität Halle.<<.Von insgesamt schlechter Erhaltung: Einband berieben, fleckig, Ecken und Kanten stark bestoßen, Rücken beschädigt. Innen Besitzvermerke von alter Hand ( 1739 und 1779 ), durchgehend wurmstichig, Seiten teils mit kleinem Buchstabenverlust. Die Kupfertafeln nur teilweise vorhanden, teils angeknickt, fleckig, gering beschädigt. Seiten teils etwas fleckig, teils angeknickt oder eselsohrig. - sehr selten - ( Gewicht 300 Gramm ) ( Pic erhältlich / webimage available )

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        Anglia Judaica: or the History and Antiquities of the Jews in England, collected from all our Historians, both printed and manuscript, as also from the Records in the Tower, and other publick Repositories, by D'blossiers Tovey LL.D. and Principal of New-Inn-Hall in Oxford

      Printed at the Theatre, and are to be sold by J. Fletcher, Oxford, Great Britain 1738 - Rebacked. 4 leaves, 319 pages. Complete. Left blank margin of page 4 has earlh marginalia. Last leaf has small hole not affecting text. Old binding. Otherwise in excellent condition. EJ: Volume 6, column 755 has a photograph of the title page. EJ: Volume 8, column 560, the entry of HISTORIOGRAPHY: . . . Meanwhile, as a by product of the interest in Hebraic studies by Christian (mainly Protestant) theologians, a number of local histories by more or less well informed Christian scholars appeared in the 18th century, before any similar work by a Jew made its appearance: e.g. Anglia Judaica by D'Blossiers Tovey (Oxford, 1738); . .[Cecil Roth] EJ: Volume 15, column 1291: TOVEY, D'BLOISSIERS (1692 1745), English clergyman. He wrote the first comprehensive history of the Jews of England, ANGLIA. Though concentrating on the medieval period, the work contains a section on the resettlement and on the English Jews of his own day. It shows appreciation of the magnitude of royal exploitation of the Jews in the Middle Ages and a healthy skepticism of ritual murder charges. it is largely based on the Short Demurrer (1656) of William Prynne. Bibliography: DNB, 19 (1898 99), 1016 1017; S. Levy, in JHSET, 6 (1912),9. (V.D.L.) [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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