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        A COLLECTION OF THE STATE PAPERS OF JOHN THURLOE, ESQ., 7 VOLUMES

      1742. Good. THURLOE, John. A COLLECTION OF THE STATE PAPERS OF JOHN THURLOE, ESQ.; SECRETARY, FIRST, TO THE COUNCIL OF STATE, AND AFTERWARDS THE TWO PROTECTORS, OLIVER AND RICHARD CROMWELL ... TO WHICH IS PREFIXED, THE LIFE OF MR. THURLOE...BY THOMAS BIRCH; 7 VOLUMES. London: Printed for the Executor of the late Mr. Fletcher Gyles; Thomas Woodward and Charles Davis, 1742. var pp. Folio, original calf with raised bands, gilt spines and dentelles. Joints cracked, spines chipped, boards quite worn. Volume VII's front board is detached. Internally very good, a few creased preliminaries, frontispiece engraving in Vol. I detached, laid in, with light foxing to margins. Complete, good overall. Extra postage required.

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        A Collection of the State Papers of John Thurloe

      London: Mr Fletcher Gyles, Thomas Woodward, 1742. A collection of the state papers of John Thurloe, Esq.; secretary, first, to the Council of State, and afterwards to the two Protectors, Oliver and Richard Cromwell : In seven volumes. Containing authentic memorials of the English affairs from the year 1638, to the Restoration of King Charles II / Published from the originals, formerly in the library of John Lord Somers, Lord High Chancellor of England; and since in that of Sir Joseph Jekyll, Knt. late master of the Rolls. Including also a considerable number of original letters and papers, communicated by His Grace the Archbishop of Canterbury from the library at Lambeth, the Right Honourable the Earl of Shelburn, and other hands. The whole digested into an exact order of time. To which is prefixed, The life of Mr. Thurloe: with a complete index to each volume. By Thomas Birch. Complete in 7 volumes, bound in later half calf, linen boards, raised bands, gilt title lettering, very lightly rubbed on corners of boards, but all bindings in excellent clean condition, without any hinge joint wear. Internally, Writers library bookplate on fixed endpapers, some general very light browning/spotting, text in very good clean condition throughout. Overall an excellent complete 7 volume collection of State Papers, in very good clean solid bindings.. First Edition. Hardcover. Very Good Plus. Folio - over 12" - 15" tall.

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        A Collection of the State Papers of John Thurloe, Esq; Secretary, First to the Council of State, and Afterwards to the Two Protectors, Oliver and Richard Cromwell. In seven volumes

      London - Mr. Fletcher Gyles, Thomas Woodward and Charles Davis, 1742 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. First edition. A first edition and complete set of this impressive collection of the papers of Cromwell's statesman, John Thurloe. An iimportant source work for the civil war. Scarce and in the original bindings, needing a reback and priced to allow for this. Very good internally. First Edition. Complete in seven volumes. 'Containing authentic memories of the English affairs from the year 1638, to the restoration of King Charles II. Published from the originals, formerly in the library of John Somers, Lord High Chancellor of England; and since in that of Sir Joseph Jekyll, Knt. late Master of the Rolls'. 'Including also a considerable number of original letters and papers, communicated by His Grace the Archbishop of Canterbury from the library at Lambeth, the Right Honourable the Earl of Shelburn, and other hands'. 'The whole digested into an exact order of time. To which is prefixed, the Life of Mr. Thurloe: with a complete index to each volume'. Volume I features an engraved portrait frontispiece. The papers are organised as follows:Volume I: 1638-1653; Volume II: 1653-1654; Volume III: 1654-1655; Volume IV: 1655-1656; Volume V: 1655; Volume VI: 1657-1658; Volume VII: 1658-1660. Thomas Birch (17051766), compiler of histories and biographer, was born on 23 November 1705. In 1732 Birch was appointed to the General Dictionary, Historical and Critical, an expanded version of the earlier English translation of Pierre Bayle's Dictionnaire historique et critique. Although he was one of three chief editors Birch undertook the vast majority of the new biographical entries in the ten-volume edition issued from 1734 to 1741. This work was not only a major achievement but also provided numerous contacts in the learned and scientific worlds from whom Birch gained help in his historical work. His election to the Royal Society on 20 February 1735 and to the Society of Antiquaries on 11 December 1735 owed much to these contacts. Separate historical works also grew out of the General Dictionary. First came The Works of Mr John Greaves (1737) followed by the complete collection of the works of John Milton (1738) and the massive seven-volume compilation of the state papers of John Thurloe (1742). DNB. Condition: In full calf bindings. Externally, worn. Nine boards detached but present and four boards held by the cords only. One front board missing. Spine labels of the second compartments missing. Internally, firmly bound except for the endpapers, several of which are detachedbut present. Some scattered foxing. Overall: FAIR with a very good interior..

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        Les Curiositez de Paris

      de Versailles, de Marly, de Vincennes, de Saint Cloud, et des environs; avec les antiquitez justes & précises sur chaque sujet. Nouvelle edition, revûe, corrigée & augmentée. 2 vols. Paris 1742-53. With 29 plates of which 21 are folded. VIII + 456; 397 + (6) pp. Contemporary full mottled calf richly decorated with gold on spine. Headbands and joints weakly marked of use

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        Carte des Côtes de Malabar et de Coromandel Presentée au Roy

      Amsterdam: Covens & Mortier, [1742]. Engraving with period outline colour. Some mild soiling. Mild discolouration at centerfold.19 1/4 x 22 1/4 inches. 21 1/2 x 25 3/4 inches. A richly detailed map of southern India by one of the greatest French mapmakers Guillaume de l'Isle (1675-1726) was the son of a cartographer and pupil of Jean Dominique Cassini, who, among other important contributions, aligned the study of astronomy to the study of geography. Under Cassini's direction, observations were made from locations all over the world that enabled longitudinal calculations to be made with much greater accuracy. De l'Isle carried on this exacting work with remarkable dedication and integrity, constantly revising and improving his maps. While precision was his primary goal, his maps are invariably elegant and attractive. Jean (Johannes) Covens and Corneille (Cornelius) Mortier were brothers-in-law, who carried on the book publishing business established by Pierre Mortier in Amsterdam in 1685. Pierre Mortier's company owed much of its success to his access to French publishers, whose publications he re-issued in handsome editions.The elder Mortier died in 1711; his wife continued the firm until she died in 1719. In 1721, Covens and Mortier formed a partnership, Covens having married Agatha Mortier in the same year. They continued the business by publishing enlarged editions of Sanson, Jaillot, and De L'Isle, as well as some of the later Dutch cartographical masters such as De Wit and Allard, and of course Pierre Mortier. This map is from an edition of De L'Isle entitled, Atlas Nouveau, Contenant Toutes Les Parties Du Monde, Ou sont exactement Remarquées les Empires, Monarchies, Royaumes, Etats, Republiques &c. Par Guillaume de l'Isle. Premier Géographe de sa Majesté. It delineates with great care the coastal regions of southern India. Also indicated, where appropriate, are the names of the European countries in power in a particular port city, for example "Cochin aux Hollandois"; "Pondichery aux Francois". Koeman, C&M 7, #90

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        Paméla;

      1742. first edition. First Complete Edition in FrenchOf the First English NovelNot Seen at Auction in Seventy Years[RICHARDSON, Samuel]. Paméla, ou la vertu recompensée. Traduit de l'anglais. Londres [Paris]: Chez Jean Osborne [Didot], 1742. First complete edition, first printing in French of Richardson's classic epistolary novel integrating his sequel, Pamela's Conduct in High Life, translated by F.-A. Aubert de la Chesnaye des Bois (erroneously attributed to Abbé Prevost). Four twelvemo volumes (6 7/16 x 3 3/4 in; 165 x 94 mm). xxiii, [1], 271, [1]; [4], 324; [4], 298; [4], 302 pp. Two leaves from the end of Volume III have been mis-bound into the last signature of Volume IV.Full contemporary French mottled calf with blind ruled border. The spine features five gilt-tooled raised bands separating six compartments with an unusual gilt floral tool of a lily with eight leaves and central annular dot, within a double-fillet frame with foliate sprigs as corner pieces. Maroon spine labels lettered in gilt, the Volume labels decorated with gilt roseates with lateral floral volutes above and below the lettering in gilt. Original French marbled endpapers. All edges stained red. Original green bookmark ribbons. Oval stain (1 3/4 x 1 1/4 in.) to upper board of volume four, otherwise an absolutely stunning copy, tight, bright and clean inside and out.First complete edition in French of what is considered to be the first novel in English by the Father of the English novel, Samuel Richardson, the translation traditionally attributed to Abbé Prevost but later scholarship has shown it to be the work of François-Alexandre Aubert de la Chesnaye des Bois, a defrocked Capuchin monk who was the compiler and author of many books, including Lettres amusantes et critiques sur les romans en général (1743).The last copy of this, the first complete edition in French, to come to auction was, according to ABPC, seventy years ago, in 1941. Only nine complete copies are known to exist: the ESTC records only eight, and NUC records one other. Richardson wrote Pamela (1740) at the suggestion of booksellers Rivington and Osborn. "The book was highly successful and fashionable, and further editions were soon called for. Richardson felt obliged to continue his story, not only because of the success of Pamela but because of the number of forged continuations that began to appear. Pamela Part II appeared in 1741" (Oxford Companion to English Literature)."A translation of Pamela into French, 4 vols., duodecimo, with imprint 'A Londres, chez Jean Osborne...M.DCC.XLII' was published shortly after the appearance of Vols. III and IV in English. The translator was the Abbé Prevost (?). It was offered for sale in France before Jan 12, 1742, when fifty copies were seized from Guerin's. Apparently it was later sold with the tacit consent of the authorities. The price was six livres, stitched" (Sale, Samuel Richardson: A Bibliographical Record, p. 29).The correct place of publication, Paris, and publisher, Didot was discovered in a leaf of ads from an incomplete copy at the British Library that lists various Didot publications for sale.An earlier translation of Parts I and II of Pamela appeared in 1741, in all likelihood by Chesnaye des Bois, as well. "This French edition was published after the fifth English edition, at the time when Richardson was begining to revise his text for the handsome octavo edition of the novel. According to the preface of the translator in Volume I, Richardson furnished him with a small number of additions and corrections for the text" (Ibid, p. 16). And in the edition under notice, the translation for the first two parts has been revised by Chesnaye de Bois per Richardson and the sequel has been translated for the first time.Sale 15n (p. 29). Rochedieu, pp. 279-80.

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        HISTOIRE DU CIEL, où l'on recherde l'originale de l'idolatrie, et la méprise de la philosophie, sur la formation des corps célestes, & de toute la nature. Troisiéme edition..

      Estienne, Paris, 1742. Third edition. In French. 37+3+518+495 p. 2 vol. Contemporary full-leather binding. Gilt-Ornamented Spine. Raised bands. Marbeled endpapers. Coloured edge. Contemporary bookmarks. Vol 1 : Engraved frontespiece and vignettes + 25 fullside engravings. In very good condition.. The classsical professor N.A. Pluche, 1688-1761, here tries to discuss the mythology and influence of celestial bodies as solar symbols and figures. First edition printed 1738, and the second, 1740

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        Opera omnia medica et physiologica.

      Opera omnia medica et physiologica. In duos tomos distributa. Editio quinta. Accessit vita auctoris a Barthol. Ramazzino Med. Doct. ejus ex fratre nepote scripta. Cum figuris, et indicibus necessariis. Londini, apud Paulum et Isaacum Vaillant, 1742. Due tomi in un volume in 8vo; pp. 10, 292; 4, 236. Cinque tavole di cui due spieghevoli. Fioriture. Pergamena coeva, titolo calligrafato al dorso. Ex libris. Brunet IV,1093. Garrison Morton, 2121 riguardo la sua opera più importante ?De Morbis artificum diatriba?: ?Ramazzini was the first to deal adequately with occupational diseases; his book was the first systematic treatise on the subject. It deals with pneumoconiosis and other diseases of miners, with lead poisoning in potters, with silicosis in stonemasons, diseases of among metal workers, and even a chapter devoted to the ?diseases of learned men?.

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        Rariorum stirpium historia ex parte olim edita. nunc centum plus tabulis, ex commentariis auctoris ab ejusdem nepotibus ampliata opus universum digessit, latine reddidit, supplevitque cajetanus montius.

      Bononiae, Ex Typographia Lealii a Vulpe, 1742. Folio (390 x 260mm). pp. (40), 247, with an engraved allegorical frontispiece and engraved portrait of Jacobus Zanonius, both engraved by Joseph de Benedictis after drawings by Dominicus Maria Fratta with 185 fine engraved plates. Recent vellum, with red and black lettering on spine. A fine large uncut copy, with some contemporary marginalia in the outer margin. The first Latin and best edition. The Italian edition was first published in 1675 with only 80 plates. The present much enlarged edition contains an extensive biography of the author by Gaetano Monti, and deals to a large extent with rare species of Malabar (India). The descriptions of oriental plants are taken from a manuscript called "Plantarum imagines guas frater Mattheus a S. Joseph extraxit ex libro Saladini Artafa in urbe Balsora Indiarum Orientalium". Zanoni was director of the Bologna botanic gardens. Nissen BBI, 2194; Pritzel 10459; Hunt 520.

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        Le Parfait Ingenieur Francois, ou la Fortification offensive et Défensive; contenant la Construction, L'Attaque et la Défense des Places Régulieres & Irregulieres, selon les Méthodes de Monsieur de Vauban, & des plus Habiles Auteurs de l'Europe, qui ont écrit sur cette Science. Nouvelle Edition, Corrigée & augmentée de la Relation du Siege de Lille, & du Siége de Namur, & enrichie de plus cinquante Planches.

      Paris, C.-A. Jombert, 1742. 4to. Cont. full calf, raised bands and back richly gilt. Titlelabel in leather on back, gilt. Engraved frontispiece. XIV,(2),336,(4) pp. and 50 large folded engraved plates, 4 large engraved vignettes. Small stamp on title and verso. printed on good paper, clean and fine.. This third edition of the wellknown French mathematician, having 2 fine textengravings depicting the siege of Namur and Lille. - Klaus Jordan No 846

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        A Collection Of The Laws of the Customs Now in Force, To prevent Frauds and Abuses in the Revenue . . . Being An Abridgement of several Acts of Parliament . . . Wherein are contained The Powers given by the Laws now in Force [etc.]. Goldsmiths 7924

      A rare work, seeking to provide "outdoor officers" with sufficient legal knowledge to stem fraud, digesting the laws from the 14th century onwards, providing opinions of counsel on doubtful points, and listing the legal wharfs; three copies in RLIN. ?Later 1/2 calf, rubbed, title clipped, else a good untrimmed copy. Printed by Thomas Baskett . . . for Robert Vincent [etc.], London, 1742.

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        Lettres Juives, ou Correspondance Philosophique, Historique Critique. Nouvelle edition augmentée de XX Nouvelles Lettres. 6 vols.

      A la Haye, Pierre Paupie, 1742. Small 8vo. Bound in 6 cont. full vellum 6 engraved titlevignettes and 2 engraved plates

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        A General Abridgment of Law and Equity, Alphabetically digested under proper Titles, with Notes and References to the Whole. Folio

      Once the copy of Elias Boudinot, the Philadelphia-born lawyer and President of the Continental Congress in 1782-83, who "exemplified the civic virtue so highly prized in the new nation", with his elaborate ownership signature on the front blank. Contemporary calf, neatly rebacked, rubbed, light browning, but quite a good copy. Printed for the Author, by Agreement with the Law-Patentees, Adlershot in Hampshire near Farnham in Surry, 1742.

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        Histoire Romaine depuis la fondation de Rome jusqu` a la bataille d`Actium:

      C`est-à-dire jusqu` à la fin de la République. Tome I-XVI. A Amsterdam, Chez J. Wetstein 1742-49. 8:o. Engraved portrait,(2),XCII,(16),528 pp. + 2 engraved folding maps; (2),XL,511,(1 blank) pp. + engraved folding map; (2),LXXVI,448 pp. + engraved folding map; (2),XVI,(8),443,(1 blank) pp. + engraved folding plate + engraved folding map; (16),533,(3) pp. + 2 engraved folding maps + engraved folding plan; (24),504 pp. + engraved folding map; (16),488 pp. + engraved folding map; LXV,447,(1 blank) pp. + engraved folding map; XXXVI,509,(5) pp. + engraved folding map; (36),435,(9) pp. + engraved folding map; (36),435,(9) pp. + engraved folding map; (20),482,(2) pp. + engraved folding map; (24),444,(4) pp. + engraved folding map + engraved folding plate; (24),456 pp. + 2 engraved folding maps; (20),428,(8) pp. + 2 engraved folding maps; (20),418,(6) pp. + 2 engraved folding maps; (12),407,57,(1 blank) pp. Contemporary full calf, spine richly gilt and with double lettering-pieces, red and green. Marbled endpapers. Red coloured edges. Slight rubbing. Vol I-II with light water-soiling to upper part of spine and very light soiling to upper and lower board respectively and two small spots lower board vol IV. Light soiling pages 25-47 vol VI. 17 mm crack lower outer joint vol VIII. Light watersoiling to upper margin page 1-24 vol XVI. 17 x 10,5 cm. A lovely clean set.. Tome VIII and IX Revu, depuis la mort de l`Auteur par Mr. Crevier. Tome X-XVI Par M. Crevier..., pour servir de Continuation à l`Ouvrage de M. Rollin

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        LIFE AND EXPLOITS of the Ingenious Gentleman Don Quixote

      1742. CERVANTES DE SAAVEDRA, Miguel. THE LIFE AND EXPLOITS OF THEM INGENIOUS GENTLEMAN DON QUIXOTE DE LA MANCHA. Translated from the Original Spanish by Charles Jarvis, Esq; London, J. & R. Tonson and R. Dodsley, 1742. Two quarto volumes. (i)-(xxiv)(8)(xxv)-xxxii,(i)-(viii)90,(14)355 pp.; i- xii,388 pp. Second issue, with "Supplement to the Translator's Preface," on the origin of books of chivalry, by Wiliam Warburton, inserted after I.xxiv. Illustrated with a portrait of Cervantes and 68 copperplate illustrations, drawn by John Vanderbank and engraved by Gerard Vander Gucht, from a Spanish-language Tonson edition of 1738 (Lord Carteret's edition - the first deluxe edition ever printed, and the first edition in Spanish published in England) with new page labels. Vanderbank, a popular portraitist, 37 of whose works are in the National Portrait Gallery, studied with Godfrey Kneller. The choice of a portraitist becomes clear in the "Advertisement concerning the Prints," where John Oldfield explains the restrained aesthetic, hinging on facial expression rather than action, which went into their planning. The portrait of Cervantes by G. Kent, engraved by George Vertue, is opposite the first page of the 90-page "Life of Michael de Cervantes Saavedra" (dated 1738) in Volume I. Ten engraved headpieces and initials. Text and illustrations are clean but for some occasional light foxing or soiling. Recently bound to period in quarter calf, with gilt rules and red and green labels on spine, and marbled paper boards. This is a handsome copy of a lavishly illustrated edition of the Spanish classic.$3750.00

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