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        Den Danske Comoedies Ligbegængelse, Med Taliæ Afskeeds Tale, Forestillet Til allersidste Slutning Af De Danske Acteurs Den 25 Februarii 1727.

      Kiøbenhavn, 1746. Trykt udi Hans Kongel. Majests. og Universitæts-Bogtrykker, af Johan Jørgen Høpffner. 8vo. [16] s. Senere halvlæder i gammel stil med rødt skindtitelfelt på forperm.. På grund af manglende indtægter måtte teatret i Lille Grønnegade lukke i slutningen af februar 1727, og til den sidste forestilling skrev Holberg en lille epilog; manuskriptet forsvandt, men mange år senere fandt man en afskrift, som efter Holbergs godkendelse blev trykt af Høpffner. Udover den trykte udgave fra 1746 findes en ældre afskrift foretaget af Benjamin Dass fra 1732, som fremviser en del afvigelser fra den trykte tekst. Vilhelm Møller hævder i 1898, (efter grundige studier i Dass' afskrift) at epilogen blev skrevet i begyndelsen af 1725, da teatret også måtte lukke; der er flere ting, som passer bedre på året 1725 end 1727, og i epilogen findes ikke et eneste ord om påfølgende sæsoner fra 1725 til afslutningen 1727; denne påstand er senere underbygget af Hans Brix, men til gengæld mente Martensen (Holbergs Komedier 1897), at Holberg ikke blot gennemså afskriften men også forandrede og tilføjede noget i den, og hvis det er således, burde Holberg også have rettet årstallet 1727 til 1725.EM II, 449. Johansen 13,8

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        GROUNDS AND RULES OF MUSICK EXPLAINED

      1746. Very Good. WALTER, Thomas. THE GROUNDS AND RULES OF MUSICK EXPLAINED: Or, an Introduction to the Art of Singing by Note. Fitted to the meanest Capacities. Recommended by several Ministers. Boston: Printed for Samuel Gerrish, 1746. First issued in 1721, in response to a controversy respecting the improvement of church singing which raged in the New England churches between 1720 and 1725, this little book became immediately popular among the singing schools and choirs of New England and continued to be a favorite for more than forty years, during which time it passed through six editions. This is the fourth edition. Despite its popularity, copies of these books must have been worn out in service for there are few copies to be found outside of institutions, especially of the earlier editions, and especially complete. Oblong 12mo. (2), iii, (1) 25, verso blank, followed by 16 numbered leaves of engraved music, 10 leaves of manuscript music numbered 17-26, with 19 tunes given, and 33 unnumbered blank leaves. Bound in a worn and rubbed, contemporary, leather binding that has an additional four leaves sewn in at the start, upon which is written an index to the music contained within. Contemporary ink ownership of Mary Burley, dated 1751, on the title-page, and several practice signatures by her of her married name, Mary Shurburn (i.e. Sherburne), on one of the index leaves. (She married Samuel Sherburne, Jr., of Portsmouth, NH, on June 26, 1760 in the South Church of Ipswich.) There are remnants of newspaper clippings adhered to the pastedowns and index leaves. Most appear to have been obituaries, though one is a description of the latest fashion in dresses. Apparently, the removal of one clipping left the hole at the center of the first index leaf. One leaf of manuscript music, #17, is missing the bottom fore- corner, with small loss to the musical staff; while another leaf, #20, has slim open tear that meanders through the (blank) medius staff of one tune. Despite showing the wear usual for this type of book, its condition is very good overall, and it is rare complete. Refrences: Evans 5878; Sabin 101196; Jones,

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        Mirabilia Dei inter Indicos, or, The rise and progress of a remarkable work of grace amongst a number of the Indians in the provinces of New-Jersey and Pennsylvania, justly represented in a journal kept by order of the honourable Society (in Scotland) for Propagating Christian knowledge. With some general remarks

      Philadelphia: Printed and sold by William Bradford, [1746]. Octavo. (7 1/4 x 4 5/8 inches). Half-title, typographic ornamental headpieces. (Overall age toning as usual). Contemporary calf, covers bordered in blind, spine in six compartments with raised bands, lettered in gilt on a brown morocco label in the second compartment. Scarce first edition of most well-known journal from the colonial period of a missionary among the Native Americans Brainerd's journal covers a one-year period among the Delaware Indians in Pennsylvania and New Jersey from 1745 to 1746. Brainerd died from consumption when he was only twenty-nine, but the present work, along with Jonathan Edwards's biography of the missionary, gave him international fame and influenced future missions to the Indians of the region and elsewhere. This copy includes the rare half-title, and is bound in a contemporary binding, perhaps by Bradford. Evans 5748; Hildeburn 968; Howes B717; Sabin 7340; Siebert Sale 148; Vail 432.

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        La Genese ... [etc] Traduit En Francois Avec L'Explication Du Sens Litteral & Du Sens Spirituel ... [29 Volume Set]

      Paris: Chez Guillaume Desprez ... Et [Chez] Jean Desessartz. 1746. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. F First Edition Thus, Later Printing. H Full Leather. Very Good -. Slight wear to extremities (chiefly to heads of spines, spine edges, foredges and corners); slight internal uniform browning and/or foxing (chiefly to edges and preliminaries). [ca. 500-1000] pages per volume. Text in French. Title on spines: Bible De Sacy. Incomplete, mixed set of the famous French translation of the entire Bible by the noted solitary of the Port-Royal community, Louis-Isaac Le Maitre de Saci (1613-84), the younger brother of Antoine Le Maitre and a leading Jansenist. Originally published between 1672 and 1695; these particular volumes bear dates between 1725 and 1746 and either "Nouvelle Edition" or "Quatrieme Edition" on their individual title pages. Lacking 3 volumes of the Old Testament (the first volume of Kings, the Song of Solomon and the "Select Prophetes"), but with the complete New Testatment; 29 out of 32 volumes, bound in full period brown calf, gilt-stamped and decorated spines with raised bands, gilt inner dentelles, blue/red/yellow marbled endpapers, edges flecked red, green silk bookmarkers. All volumes have the armorial bookplate of the Tervoe family on front attached endpaper (in various states, all with the legend "Mone Sale" and with "Tervoe" in lower margin); with unidentified holograph synopsis of volumes (in French) tipped-in to the "Genesis" and "Apocalypse" volumes following front endpapers; few volumes with unidentified holograph ink inscriptions (chiefly on preliminaries). See BMC, volume 3, page 5, columns 236-38. A very attractively bound 18th-century set, with the greater part having little wear at all, and all volumes internally very sound and tight.

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        IDEA DE UNA NUEVA HISTORIA GENERAL DE LA AMERICA SEPTENTRIONAL. FUNDADA SOBRE MATERIAL COPIOSO DE FIGURAS, SYMBOLOS, CARACTERES, Y GEROGLISICOS, CANTARES, Y MANUSCRITOS DE AUTORES INDIOS

      Madrid: Juan de Zuniga, 1746.. [40],167,[8],96pp. plus frontispiece and portrait. Small quarto. Full blue morocco by Emile Roussell, tooled in gilt, gilt inner dentelles. Extremities lightly rubbed. Bookplate on front pastedown. Minor scattered foxing. Very good. An interesting and important work, to which is appended the "Catalogo del Museu Historico Indiano...," listing the superb collection of manuscripts, maps, and books which the author assembled during his eight years of residence in Mexico. Benaduci exerted great effort toward the collection of primary materials, learning the native languages, and making friends with the natives. Unfortunately, his marvelous library was confiscated by the Viceroy of Mexico, and due to neglect and abuse, is now virtually lost but for a small residue preserved in the Bibliothèque Nationale. "No collection of Mexican native materials before or since has equalled [it]..." - Griffin. SABIN 6834. MEDINA (BHA) 3408. GRIFFIN 1360. FIELD 159.

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        [Hesychiou Lexikon. or Esychiou Lexikon., in Greek] Hesychii Lexicon, cum notis doctorum virorum integris, vel editis antehac, nunc auctis & emendatis

      Lugduni Batavorum: Apud Samuelem Luchtmans, et filium, 1746. first edition; 2 volumes, folio (leaves 40.5 cm. tall x 25 cm., with the second volume slightly smaller), main text Greek with Latin apparatus below; Tomus I. (alpha-theta) Lugduni Batavorum: Apud Samuelem Luchtmans, et filium, 1746. [10] (half title, title in red and black with Luchtmans device, dedication; in this copy the catch word on the last page is answered on a1, the first page after the Praefatio), xl (Praefatio), [76] pp., 1758 numbered columns (879 pages), portrait of Alberti as frontispiece (“F. Decker pinx. 1742. Excudit Samuel Luchtmans. I. Houbraken sculps. 1745”), full vellum with a modern red leather label, edges dark blue-gray + Tomus II. (iota-omega, edited by David Ruhnkenius) Lugduni Batavorum: Apud Samuel et Joannem Luchtmans, 1766. [4] (half title, title in red and black), xiii, [1] pp., 1604 numbered co. Photos available upon request.

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        Le Theatre Anglois Volume I - IV

      London, 1746. First Edition. Full Calf. Very Good Condition. Light rubbing at edges of leather, a number of surface scratches and light stains, rubbing to gilt decoration to boards but generally bright. 5 raised bands on spines, marbled endpapers, comedy and tragedy masks stamped in gilt to the front and rear board of each volume. Lovely copies of La Place's translation of Shakespeare, the first to appear in English - volume one includes a lengthy introduction to the series as well as a Life of Shakespeare, Vol III has a preface and short history. Volume II has a light water stain on the bottom 1/4 of the page for much of the book, The Imprint is false, certainly printed in Paris but marked London to protect the publisher who had no "privilege du roi". Only Richard III was translated in the entirety, the rest bowdlerized and summarized to protect sensitive French ideas of proper theater. These led to both Voltaire's (who became increasingly embittered towards Shakespeare as the years progressed) decline as a Shakespeare authority and the heralded 1776 translation by Letourner. A vital 18th century work and the first attempt to introduce English theater to France. La Place also translated Tom Jones (in much the same fashion) a few years later. The plays are: Othello, Henry VI, Richard III, Hamlet, Macbeth, Cymbeline, Julius Caesar, Antony and Cleopatra, Timon, Merry Wives of Windsor, and the Beaumont and Fletcher Play A Maid's Tragedy. The untranslated plays are presented in short (2-6 page) summaries at the end of volumes III and IV. Size: 12mo - over 6¾" - 7¾" tall. 4-volume set (complete). Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: 1-2 kilos. Category: Theatre & Plays; French Language; Antiquarian & Rare; Inventory No: 032504. .

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        EPANAPHORA INDICA [Parts I - VI]

      Lisbon 1746-1752.. Six volumes bound in one. 59; 74; [20],3- 67pp. plus folding map; [1],109; [1],86; [12],72pp. In Portuguese. Small quarto. Antique-style speckled calf, spine gilt, raised bands, gilt morocco label. 20th-century bookplate and manuscript notes in Portuguese on modern front endpapers. Margins of Part V trimmed more closely than margins of other parts. Light wear to calf. Minor foxing; some toning; minor marginal worming affecting a few characters of text on pp.9-14. A very good copy. The extremely rare complete series of writings of José Freire de Monterroyo Mascarenhas on the Portuguese Viceroyalty of Goa under the Marquez do Castelo Novo. Dom Pedro Miguel de Almeida e Portugal, the Count of Assumar and first Marquez of Castelo Novo, served as Viceroy of Goa from 1744 to 1750. The present work, published in six parts between 1746 and 1753, describes Castelo Novo's government, its struggles with the neighboring Maratha Empire, and various other events of the period, including the voyage and installation of Father Lourenço de Santa Maria as Primate Archbishop of Goa and Primate of Oriental Asia in 1744. Castelo Novo was largely successful in defending Portuguese interests from the Marathas, earning the title Marquez do Alorna for his capture of the city of that name in 1746. In his major work on the Portuguese in India, Frederick Charles Danvers writes that the "government of the Marquez de Castello-Novo e Alorna is deservedly looked upon as a brilliant episode in the declining years of Portuguese Power in India, and he as one of the best and most successful Viceroys of that period" (THE PORTUGUESE IN INDIA, Vol. II, p.418). Freire de Monterroyo Mascarenhas's work, the most extensive history of this episode, has also been noted for "throw[ing] much new light on Mahratta [i.e. Maratha] History" when it was examined by Ethel M. Pope for her 1937 work, INDIA IN PORTUGUESE LITERATURE (p.191). The six parts of the EPANAPHORA... are as follow: 1) PARTE I: EPANAPHORA INDICA NA QUAL SE DÀ NOTICIA DA VIAGEM, QUE O ...SENHOR MARQUEZ DE CASTELO NOVO FEZ COM O CARGO DE VICE-REY AO ESTADO DA INDIA, E DOS PRIMEIROS PROGRESSOS DO SEU GOVERNO...E SE REFEREM TAMBEM OS SUCCESSOS DA VIAGEM DO...SENHOR D. FR. LOURENÇO DE SANTA MARIA, ARCEBISPO DE GOA.... [1746]. 2) PARTE II: EPANAPHORA INDICA EM QUE SE REFEREM OSPROGRESSOS QUE TEM FEITO NO GOVERNO DO ESTADO DA INDIA PORTUGUESA O...SENHOR MARQUEZ DE CASTELO NOVO.... [1747]. 3) PARTE III: EPANAPHORA INDICA CONTINUA-SE EM REFERIR OS INCLITOS PROGRESSOS DO...SENHOR MARQUEZ DE CASTELO NOVO.... [1748]. This part contains a large folding map of Goa and its surrounding lands, "PLANTA DA JLHA DE GOA NA INDIA E SUAS TERRAS CONSINANTES f. por d'Orgeval 1747." 4) PARTE IV: EPANAPHORA INDICA EM QUE SE LERÁM OS PROGRESSOS POLITICOS, MILITARES, E CIVIS, QUE NO DISCURSO DO ANNO DE 1747, FEZ NO SEU GOVERNO O...SENHOR MARQUEZ DE ALORNA.... [1748]. 5) PARTE V: EPANAPHORA INDICA CONTINUAM OS PROGRESSOS DO GOVERNO DO...SENHOR MARQUEZ DE ALORNA.... [1750]. 6) PARTE VI: EPANAPHORA INDICA CONTINUAÕ-SE, E FINALIZAÕ-SE OS PROGRESSOS DO GOVERNO DO...SENHOR MARQUEZ DE ALORNA.... [1752]. An early 20th-century inscription on the front free endpaper notes the quality of this work ("Classico, muito estimado") and the great difficulty in procuring or assembling a volume containing all six parts, a task that took the original owner of this volume "many years." This owner also mentions that the "sage orientalist [Mons Rodolfo Sebastião] Dalgado was aware of only four parts." WorldCat and OCLC list only two complete copies, at the National Library of Australia and the Newberry Library; the Biblioteca Nacional de Portugal in Lisbon also holds a copy in all six parts. Harvard and the University of Minnesota both hold copies in only the first five parts. Not in Palau. Frederick Charles Danvers, THE PORTUGUESE IN INDIA BEING A HISTORY OF THE RISE AND DECLINE OF THE EASTERN EMPIRE (London, 1894). Ethel M. Pope, INDIA IN PORTUGUESE LITERATURE (Bastorá, Goa, 1937).

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        Natur-Geschichte des Schweitzerlandes: samt seinen Reisen über die Schweitzerische Gebürge. Aufs neue hrsg. und mit einigen Anmerkungen versehen von Joh[ann] Georg Sulzern

      Zurich: D. Gessner, 1746 Book. Fine. Hardcover. 8vo - over 7¾ - 9¾" tall. 2 Parts in 1 Vol.: 16+488 pp.; VIII+384 pp. Bound with: SULZER, Johann Georg, Untersuchung von dem Ursprung der Berge, und andrer damit verknüpften Dinge. Zürich 1746. 8vo. Contemporary half calf, red morocco lable. ---- Lonchamp 2645. Waber I, 32. Steiger I, 160. Haller I, 1043. - With the map of Glarner Land, and the tables of landscapes (Gotthard, Teufelsbrücke, Vierwaldstättersee, Luzerner Drachenstein, Pfaffers bzw. Pfaffikon etc.). The first part contains the tightened summary of of the 1705-07 unsystematical "description of natural history of the Swiss country" appeared in weekly supplies. There now all this messages very disjointed and informal were, then sel. the Joh has. George Sulzer of the scholarly world certainly a large service gethan, selbige to umzuschmelzen and. give change. The notes of the publisher are very good and useful" (Haller). The second part contains the first German expenditure of the 1708 and 1723 first Latin of reports Scheuchzers appeared over its alpine journeys. "Scheuchzer was beside Conrad Gessner and Albrecht of Haller a most important universal scholar, that Switzerland it own calls. It combined a physician, a natural scientist, a mathematician, a paleontologist, a Geodaeten, a geographer, a historian, a Numismatiker, a theologian and a Philologen "(Fueter) in itself. Scheuchzers natural history was trailblazing in the area of regional studies, alpine research and the physical geography of the Swiss high mountains. With its historical data this expenditure beside Tschudis chronicle formed one of the most important sources for Schillers "Tell". On its journeys Scheuchzer made the first barometric levellings in the mountains, examined the glaciers, collected Petrefakten etc.. Under the copper boards are to emphasize the beautiful map Graubuendens of G. Walser, the interior opinion of a cheese factory, the representation of a total solar eclipse, illustrations of minerals and petrifying as well as opinions among other things from bath Pfaefers, Walterswil, pc. God hard etc.. Johann George Sulzers writings in the appendix offer valuable, likewise additions supported by own observations (Curtis Schuh's Bibliography of Mineralogy, The Mineralogical Record)..

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        De Importantie En Voordeeligheid Van Kaap-Breton, Aangetoont in eene naauwkeurige Beschryving Van dat Beruchte Eiland, Het welk, volgens het Verhaal van zekeren vermaarden Franschen Schryver, meer waardig is, dan de Goudmynen van Peru

      Reinier Boitet, Delft, 1746. First Edition. Softcover. Very Good Condition. The first Dutch edition of Bollan's "The Importance and Advantage of Cape Breton, Truly Stated and Impartially Considered. With Proper Maps". Original marbled wrappers, worn. Page edges browned and a bit worn with the corners slightly folded. Light foxing and slight offsetting to the text but generally clean and bright internally. Complete with the two copper-plate maps after Bellin that are nearly always lacking from the English edition. Map of Cape Breton is nearly perfect, a few small brown sports to the North America map, light wear at the edges and wear and a minute tear where the map was slightly miscreased at one point. Sabin 10726 Size: Octavo (8vo). Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: Under 1 kilo. Category: Exploration; Americana. Inventory No: 040427. .

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        SIRIS: A CHAIN OF PHILOSOPHICAL REFLECTIONS AND INQUIRIES CONCERNING THE VIRTUES OF TAR WATER, AND DIVERSE OTHER SUBJECTS CONNECTED TOGETHER AND ARISING ONE FROM ANOTHER ... A NEW EDITION ... Dublin Printed, London Re- printed: For W. Innys, and C. Hitch ..., 1744 [bound with:] Prior, Thomas: AN AUTHENTIC NARRATIVE OF THE SUCCESS OF TAR-WATER, IN CURING A GREAT NUMBER AND VARIETY OF DISTEMPERS; WITH REMARKS , AND OCCASIONAL PAPERS RELATIVE TO THE SUBJECT. TO WHICH ARE SUBJOINED TWO LETTERS FROM THE AUTHOR OF SIRIS, SHEWING THE MEDICINAL PROPERTIES OF TAR-WATER, AND THE BEST MANNER OF MAKING IT

      Dublin Printed, London Re-printed: For W. Innys, C. Hitch, and M. Cooper ... 1746.. 174,[2]; [4],[5]-88pp. Octavo. Modern half-calf and marbled boards. Faint blindstamp and ink shelf number (the latter on verso of title) of The Library of the Society for the Home Study of Holy Scripture and Church History, first title leaf a trace foxed, otherwise a very good copy. New (i.e. Third London) edition of the first title, Keynes's variant A1b with "A Letter to T.P. ..." on the verso of the title. This copy has p. 160 misnumbered '610'. The second title is also a "New Edition" (i.e. the second London edition), and exhibits Keynes's second (corrected) state of the title leaf: 'Holbourn'. Berkeley first noticed the use of tar-infused water during his residence in America, and although cautious in his initial conclusions, he soon became an advocate of its use as an economical aid for the betterment of the health of the Irish people. Although by no means wanting in exposition of Berkeley's larger philosophical considerations, the practical aspects of SIRIS led to its being his most popular work, and the investigation of tar-water generated a significant body of pamphlet literature in response (well delineated by Keynes), among which Prior's work is one of the most significant. ESTC cites Bowyer's ledger in reporting the edition of the first title consisted of 1000 copies and that of the second title 2000 copies. KEYNES (BERKELEY) 68 & 104. ESTC T45794 & T125698.

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        A Letter to Martin Folkes, Esq; President of the Royal Society, Concerning the Rise and Progress of Astronomy amongst the Antients

      London: Jacob Ilive, 1746. First edition. 8vo (8-1/2 x 4-1/4 inches). Illustrations. [i-ii], 158, [2] pp. Contemporary marbled boards rebacked with 19th-century ribbed cloth, preserving original red morocco spine label, extremities scuffed and rounded. Houseau-L. 650; Lalande 429 ("C'est le commencement des savantes recherches de l'auteur, qui ont produit son Histoire de l'astronomie en 1769") . George Costard (1710-1782) was educated at Wadham College, Oxford, where he became fellow and tutor. One of the earliest writers on the history of astronomy, his "Letter to Martin Folkes" was the first fruit of the research which eventually led to the publication in 1769 of his magnum opus on the history of astornomy. It was Costard's contention that accurate astronomy was a product of Greek genius, beginning with Thales, and owed little to either Egypt or Babylon. The present work is still worth consulting for the frequent references to and citations from the lesser-known Greek authors, as well as Hebrew and Arabic sources. The present copy has an interesting and varied provenance: in 1746 it was presented by the author ("Donum Auctoris") to Jacob Edgcumbe [sic] of Exeter College - possibly a scion of the Devon/Cornwall family headed by the Earl of Mount-Edgcumbe. In 1778 the book was bought for 2 shillings by the Rev. Philip Wren (1755-1829), of University College, Oxford, and the great grandson of Sir Christopher Wren. By the late 19th century, the books was owned by the marine engineer George Sloggett of Cardiff, Wales

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        VIDA INTERIOR,

      - Y CARTAS, QUE ESCRIBIÒ A DIFERENTES PERSONAS FRAY JOSEPH DE Sn. BENITO, RELIGIOSO LEGO EN EL MONASTERIO DE Nra. Sra. DE MONT-SERRAT DEL PRINCIPADO DE CATALUÑA. AÑADESE UNA RELACION DE LA VIDA, Y VIRTUDES de dicho Fr. Joseph de San Benito. HIZOLA El R. P. M. Fr. Benito Argerich, Predicador de la Religion de San Benito. Y Abad del Real Monasterio de San Benito de Bages. DEDICADA AL Rmo. P. EL Mro. Fr. PLACIDO CORTADA, General de la Religion de San Benito, &c. Com Previlegio: En Madrid, por Antonio Marin, año de 1746. In fólio (30x20 cm) com [lxx]– 263 pags. Encadernação da época inteira de pele com ferros a ouro na lombada ligeiramente danificada na coifa inferior. Ilustrado com uma magnífica gravura in fólio representando o biografado (e autor das cartas) sentado no scriptorium do mosteiro de Monserrat com uma vista da mesma serra e a imagem da Virgem. Apresenta a seguinte legenda: "Vera effigies FR. IOSEPH A SANCTO BENEDICTO religiosi Laici in Monasterio B. Marie Montis ferrati Ordinis S. S. P. Benedicti". Texto com diferentes arranjos gráficos em cada uma das suas partes: dedicatória, censura, e dictamens com notas marginais; biografia impressa a duas colunas; e cartas impressas em página inteira, divididas por vinhetas abertas a talhe-doce. Palau I, 106. [EN] Binding: in folium with contemporary bound full calf gilt at spine, rubbed at covers, slightly damages at bottom and top of spine. Illustrated with a superb plate (in folium) representing Fray Joseph of S. Benito sitting in the scriptorium of the monastery of Montserrat, with a view of the same mountain range and the image of the Virgin. At the caption: 'Vera effigies FR. IOSEPH the Sancta BENEDICTO Religiosi Laici in Monasterio B. Marie Montis Ferrati Ordinis S. S. P. Benedicti". Text with different graphic layouts in each of its parts: dedication, censorship, and dictamens with marginal notes; biography printed in two columns, and letters printed in full page divided by vignettes open intaglio. Work with the biography and the letters written by Fray of Joseph S. Benito, containing his philosophical thought about worldliness (casual facts and ocurrencies of his life are at index pages) and thoughts about his inner life. Palau I, 106. Location/localizacao: 7-A2-A-8

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        Idea de una nueva historia general de la America septentrional. Fundada sobre material copioso de figuras, symbolos, caracteres, y geroglificos, cantares, y manuscritos de autores Idios, ultimamente descubiertos

      En Madrid: En la imprenta de Juan de Zuniga,, 1746. first edition, with both plates; quarto (leaves slightly shorter than 20 cm.), [20 leaves, beginning with title], 167, [1] pp., [4 leaves, beginning of Catalogo del museo historico indiano del cavallero Lorenzo Boturini ... section], 96 pp., frontispiece, portrait facing Protesta preliminar; minor library markings, full vellum yellowed and wrinkled with spine hand lettered, occasional light age staining, mostly in margins, light penciling in the catalogue, check marks or a few words, still near very good; Sabin 6834. Photos available upon request.

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        The Botanical Magazine; Or Flower-Garden Displayed? Volume VI

      8vo, early leather spine & tips, with marbeled boards, illustrated with 36 colored plates. Spine and extremities extremely worn, hinges weak, some foxing and aging to plates, but plates generally in very good condition. William Curtis (1746-1799) was trained as an apothecary, but his real interest was in botany. His first major contribution to this science was his Flora Londinensis published in 1777. While a highly regarded work, it turned out to be a financial disappointment to Curtis. He then turned his attention to gardeners, who he felt could pay better for his efforts (Sitwell). In 1787 he published the first, of his enormously popular periodical, The Botanical Magazine. It was the first of its kind, and is often considered the greatest of this type of periodicals, and has continued publication down to the present day. William Kiburn, James Sowerby, and Sydenham T. Edwards were the principal artists who worked on the illustrations with Curtis for 28 years, and it is they who did most of the plates. When Curtis died in 1799 his friend John Sims took over publishing the magazine. The present volume is from the first series, and contains 36 color plates.

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        Poor Richard, 1747. An Almanack For the Year of Christ 1747 ... By Richard Saunders, Philom

      Philadelphia: Printed and Sold by B. Franklin, [November 1746]. 12mo. (6 7/8 x 3 15/16 inches). 24pp. Woodcut illustration of an anatomical man on p. 3, woodcut illustrations of eclipses on p. 18 and p. 19. Stitched self- wrappers, first leaf detached. Housed in a red cloth chemise and red morocco backed slipcase. Very rare early issue of Poor Richard's Almanack, written and published by Benjamin Franklin. All issues of Poor Richard's Almanack prior to 1758 - Franklin's last year as author - are rare. However, issues prior to his partnership with David Hall in 1748 are particularly uncommon and desirable. The present issue for 1747, advertised for sale in the November 6, 1746 issue of the Pennsylvania Gazette, is a wonderful example of the genre, with Franklin's plentiful wit and wisdom evident throughout. In the preface to this issue, Franklin, writing under the pseudonym Richard Saunders, writes: "This is the 15th Time I have entertaind thee with my annual Productions; I hope to thy Profit as well as mine. For besides the astronomical Calculations, and other Things usually containd in Almanacks, which have their daily Use indeed while the Year continues, but then become of no Value, I have constantly interspersd moral Sentences, prudent Maxims, and wise Sayings, many of them containing much good Sense in very few Words, and therefore apt to leave strong and lasting Impressions on the Memory of young Persons, whereby they may receive Benefit as long as they live, when both Almanack and Almanack-maker have been long thrown by and forgotten. If I now and then insert a Joke or two, that seem to have little in them, my Apology is, that such may have their Use, since perhaps for their Sake light airy Minds peruse the rest, and so are struck by somewhat of more Weight and Moment..." Above the calendar pages are humorous rhyming verses espousing Franklin's famed maxims on ethics, hard work and courtesy. On page 19, under the heading Courts, is an additional poem by Franklin on Justice: "From Earth to Heav'n when Justice fled, / The Laws decided in her Stead; / From Heav'n to Earth should she return, / Lawyers might beg, and Lawbooks burn." Miller locates nine extant complete copies of this issue of Poor Richard's Almanack. We find no record of this issue in commerce for the last half century. Miller 387; Campbell 345; Evans 5771; Hildeburn 993; Drake 9682.

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        REMARKS ON THE PLAN OF A NEW LONDON PHARMACOPEIA

      1746. Paperback. REMARKS ON THE PLAN OF A NEW LONDON PHARMACOPOEIA, together with an Account of the Alterations and Additions Made and Received by the College, as Published in the present Pharmacopoeia. London: R. Willock, 1746. [1] f., 367-380 pp. The Appendix only (without the Remarks mentioned on the title-page), a list of changes to formulas and additions to the London Pharmacopoeia. [BARTON, H.] A NEW METHOD FOR THE IMPROVEMENT OF THE MANUFACTURE OF DRUGS in a Treatise on the Elixir Proprietatis. London: C. Davis, 1747. First edition. [1] f., ii, 80 pp. (Wellcome II, p. 109). [CADOGAN, William] AN ESSAY UPON NURSING AND THE MANAGEMENT OF CHILDREN from their Birth to Three Years of Age, by a Physician, in a Letter to one of the Governors of the Foundling Hospital. London: J. Roberts, 1748. First edition. 34 pp. "Cadogan's famous essay laid down rules on the nursing, feeding and clothing of infants and filled a great need at a time when infant welfare was much neglected through the ignorance of the concerned. As a result of this work, Cadogan was elected physician of the foundling Hospital in 1754."- Garrison-Morton, #6322. (Wellcome II, p. 285). [CHANDLER, John] FRAUDS DETECTED: or, Considerations offered to the Public; shewing the Necessity of some more effectual Provision against Deceits, Differences, and Incertainties, in Drugs and Compositions of Medicines: Occasioned by the late Reformation of the London Pharmacopoeia. London: G. Woodfall, 1748. [1] f.,34 pp. The revised London Pharmacopoeia of 1746 eliminated many spurious and archaic "medications." (Wellcome II, p. 325). [Anonymopus] THE APOTHECARY DISPLAY'D: or, an Answer to the Apothecary's Pamphlet, call Frauds Detected in Drugs [by John Chandler]. Wherein his Profession and Important Character is truly Considered. London: Printed for the Author, 1748. 44 pp. While sarcastically refuting the former pamphlet, the author agrees that some regulatory agency for pharmaceuticals is desirable. (Wellcome II, p. 51). [Anonymopus] A PHILOSOPHICAL AND CHYMICAL ANALYSIS OF ANTIMONY ... By an eminent Physician. London: J. Davidson, 1747. [2] ff., 88, [4] pp. BOERHAAVE, J. H[ermann]. SOME EXPERIMENTS CONCERNING MERCURY. Translated from the Latin, communicated by

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        A Decade of Curious Insects: Some of them not Describ’d Before: shewn in their natural size

      pp.24 with 10 hand coloured plates life size. Bound in quarter cloth with marbelled boards. From the library and with the bookplate of Philip S. Corbet. Very good and beautifully clean. Very scarce. A small number of the major libraries have a copy of this work. It seldom becomes available for purchase on the open market. John Hill, the son of Rev. Theophilus Hill, is believed to have been born in Peterborough. He was an English author, botanist, geologist, apothecary, physician. Hill completed an apprenticeship as an Apothecary and he then set up a small shop in St. Martin’s Lane, Westminster. His first publication was a translation of Theophrastus’ History of Stones (1746). From this point on he was a prolific writer and amongst his many works, he was an editor the British Magazine, wrote for the London Advertiser and Literary Gazette and made a large contribution to Ephraim Chamber’s Cyclopaedia.

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        Essai sur L'Electricité des Corps

      Paris: Chez Les Freres Guerin. VG : in very good condition in antique style calf and new eps. Professional rebind. A little light damp staining to lower front corner of title and preface pages but with limited impact on text. 1746. First Edition. Leather cover. xxiv, 227pp :: Frontispiece engraving and 4 folding engraved plates :: 170mm x 100mm (7" x 4") :: Text in French .

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        Letters and Memorials of State (complete in 2 Volumes)

      London: T. Osborne, 1746. Letters and Memorials of State, in the reigns of Queen Mary, Queen Elizabeth, King James, King Charles the First, part of the reign of King Charles the Second, and Oliver's usurpation. Written and collected by Sir Henry Sydney, Knight of the Garter, Ambassador in France, four Times Lord-Justice of Ireland, and thrice Lord Deputy of that Realm, in the Reigns of Queen Mary and Queen Elizabeth, and Lord President of Wales,&c The famous Sir Philip Sydney, and his brother Sir Robert Sydney . , Lord Governer of Flushing, and Lord-Chamberlain in the Reign of King James,etc, etc. by Arthur Collins. Published:London:Printed for T. Osborne, in the year 1746. Complete in 2 volumes. Folio, books measure 24x35cms. Collation, vol 1:Portrait frontispiece+x+400pp, vol 2:xii+733pp. Bound in half calf, linen boards, raised bands,gilt title lettering. Both bindings in very good clean solid condition, without any obvious signs of wear. Internally,no loose pages, no writing or marking,small private library bookplate on fixed endpaper of each volume,some general even light browning, about 10 page with slight worming to margin, not affecting text. Pages in very good clean condition throughout. A very good clean well bound 2 volume work.A65. First Edition. Hardcover. Very Good Plus. Folio - over 12" - 15" tall.

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        Original manuscript order book

      1 May 1746-1 December, 1755.. Folio, 172 pp., ink manuscript in various hands; original vellum binding (probably Admiralty issue); title in ink on front cover ("Order Book 30th April 1746"); the vellum covers a bit soiled and darkening, inner hinge loose, internally in fine condition. A very rare example of its type, and a remarkable manuscript for its association with one of the mid-century heroes, the circumnavigator for whom James Cook named Byron Bay. This fact was forgotten by the town elders in the 1930s when, assuming that the bay and town had been named for the poet, they embarked on honouring other English literary figures: hence today's streets named for Burns, Johnson, Wordsworth, Tennyson and other figures rather less robust than the magnificent and splendidly named "Foul Weather Jack".Captain John Byron sailed with Anson as a midshipman aboard the Wager; his own printed narrative of the loss of the Wager gives one of the more important accounts of the Anson expedition. Byron's account of his circumnavigation of 1764-1766 on board the Dolphin was included as the first major voyage in Hawkesworth's compendium, where it joined the accounts of Wallis, Carteret and Cook. His journal of his circumnavigation survives, and was edited by R.E. Gallagher as Byron's Journal (Hakluyt Society, 1964).The present manuscript is the actual order book maintained by Byron in which are transcribed all the orders, signals, and other official communications received by him and sent by him in the course of his command of HMSs Vulture, Centurion, Syren, Falkland, St. Albans, Vanguard, and Augusta, 1746-1755. These commands followed immediately upon his return to England after nearly five years of privation following the Anson voyage and preceded his circumnavigation in the Dolphin.Byron went on to have an illustrious career as a Pacific explorer in his own right, commanding the Dolphin in a famous and difficult voyage dogged by appalling weather. After promotion to vice-admiral, he was later appointed governor of Newfoundland. Charnock noted of him that he had 'the universal and justly acquired reputation of a brave and excellent officer, but, of a man extremely unfortunate...'. He was certainly one of a quite strange line of men: known himself as "Foul Weather Jack" and sometimes as "The Jonah of the Wager", his eldest son was popularly known as "Mad Jack Byron"; Mad Jack, in his second marriage, fathered the poet Byron, famously both mad and bad. The poet felt quite a connection with his grandfather (arguing for example that the Patagonian giants, a myth for which his grandfather was mostly responsible, were authentic, and using many of the details of the wreck of the Wager in both Childe Harold and Don Juan). Captain John Byron's second son, George Anson Byron, had a distinguished career at sea, as did his son in turn, Captain and subsequently Lord Byron after the poet's death, who commanded the voyage of the Blonde.Order books such as this are of great rarity on the market and the present example, having belonged to one of the great figures in the history of British navigation, must be considered particularly desirable. This wonderful manuscript was formerly in the collection of David Parsons, before which it had been in continuous private ownership in Victoria, Australia, for at least seventy years.

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        Chorographia Bahusiensis Thet är Bahus=Läns Beskrifning,

      - Så Til thess Natur, Art och Beskaffenhet Under Fred och Feigd I Gamla urminnes Tider Under Danska Regeringen, Som til thess nu warande Tilstånd Sedan Thet kom, genom Freds=Fördrag Under Sweriges Crono, Både Hwad Inbyggarnes Wäsende, Handel ock Näring i alla Stånd widkommer, som ock alla the Märckwärdigheter, man kunnat på alla Orter i hwart Siäl utur dystra Mörckret upleta ock nu i Dagsliuset bringa, efter mångas åstundan. Stockholm, Lars Salvius 1746. 8:o. (20),377,(7) s. + utvikbar karta. Några illustrationer i texten. Samtida halvskinnband i kalv, rygg med guldlinjer. Liten bit saknas främre yttre fals vid huvud. Nötta pärmsidor. Främre försättsblad saknas. Eftersättsblad veckat och med överstrukna namnteckningar. Några diskreta blyertsbockar i marginalerna. Namnteckningar Geo. Stephens 1848 5/2. J. A. Ahlstrand 1842. 17,5 x 11 cm.[#90962]

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        Dell'elettricismo: o sia delle forze elettriche de' corpi svelate dalla fisica sperimentale, con un'ampia dichiarazione della luce elettrica, sua natura, e meravigliose proprietà. Aggiuntevi due dissertazioni attinenti all'uso medico di tali forze. -

      Venezia, Recurti, 1746.In-8. Cartonatura rustica originale; minime tracce d?uso. Con un antiporta inc. in rame e 3 illustrazioni n.t. che riproducono strumenti scientifici. XVI, 391, (1) pp.; vecchio timbro di collezionista sul frontespizio; fresco esemplare intonso. Prima edizione della prima opera italiana interamente dedicata all'elettricità, ed una delle prime ad occuparsi del fluido elettrico in medicina. Riccardi II, 455 (nota). Ekelöf I, 22. Wheeler Gift 336. Waller 11434. Blake 429. Cf. Ronalds p. 473: «Sguario is said to have been the first writer on Electricity in Italy». First edition. With a frontispiece and 3 engr. text illustrations. Old collector's stamp on title; a very fresh and uncut copy in original boards, slightly worn.

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        Vocabolario degli Accademici della Crusca. Impressione napoletana secondo l'ultima di Firenze con la giunta di molte voci raccolte dagli autori approvati dalla stessa Accademia.

      a spese di Giuseppe Ponzelli 1746-48 Sei parti legate in cinque volumi in-folio (cm. 41), pp. 3.000 ca. complessive. Elegante vignetta a ciascun frontespizio, testate, grandi finali e capolettera, il tutto finemente inciso in rame. Testo su due colonne. Solida legatura ottocentesca in mezzo marocchino, dorso a nervi con titoli e fregi in oro, piatti e sguardie marmorizzate. Un alone chiaro interessa la prime carte del primo volume, peraltro esemplare genuino e ben conservato con pochi segni d'uso alle legature. Celebre edizione del Vocabolario dell?Accademia della Crusca per la prima volta impressa nella città partenopea. Senz'altro uno dei monumenti della letteratura italiana.

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        Traité du Navire, de sa construction et de ses mouvemens.

      Paris, Jombert, 1746. 1746 In -4 grande (cm. 26 x 19), pp. xl - 682 (2). Con 12 tavole fuori testo ripiegate e 4 vignette incise in rame da Chedel. Legatura piena pelle dell'epoca. Dorso a cinque nervi diviso a scomparti con fregi dorati e titoli su tassello. Tagli rossi. Minime bruniture, antica macchia di inchiostro alle tavv. 9 e 11. PRIMA EDIZIONE di questo trattato di architettura navale concepito per su basi scientifiche. L'opera si divide in tre parti, nella prima vengono descritti gli aspetti generali delle imbarcazioni, il secondo riguarda il galleggiamento e la distribuzione dei pesi, e il terzo è dedicato alla manovra e al movimento dei vascelli. Pierre Bouguer (1698 - 1758) fu uno dei più dotti viaggiatori e scienziati del XVIII secolo. Accompagnò La Condamine nel suo viaggio in Perù, dove fu autore di difficili operazioni per la misura di un grado del meridiano. Fu il primo scienziato a studiare l'applicazione dei principi matematici alle costruzioni navali. Rif. Polak, 1050 Poggendorf, I, 254 Maggs, Bibl. Nautica I, 269

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        L'Amerique suivant le R. P. Charlevoix J.te, Mr. De La Condamine, et plusiers autres nouv.le observations

      Paris: 1746. Copper-engraved map, period hand-colouring in outline. Table at the bottom left. 21 3/4 x 30 3/4 inches. Mid-18th century French map of North and South America showing the latest Russian and English discoveries in the Arctic: one of the earliest depictions of the discoveries of Bering's second expedition. This decorative map by Le Rouge shows North and South America, with the discoveries of Charlevoix and Condamine added in Canada and the Amazon, respectively. Interestingly, it also shows Aleksei Chirikov's discoveries on the northwest coast during Bering's second expedition, as well as Middleton's Repulse Bay in the Arctic. Concerning the former, Wroth writes: "In 1746 the royal geographer, George Louis Le Rouge, brought out a map entitled L'Amerique, in the northwest corner of which is shown a portion of the 1741 routes of Chirikov and De L'Isle de la Croyere to and from the American coast, the earliest cartographical record, it seems from present knowledge, of the American discoveries of the second Bering expedition. This map antedates by six years the publication of the De L'Isle -Buache map ... There is ground for belief that during his stay in Russia of twenty-one years J.N. Delisle sent to France through the French embassy copies of maps which passed through his hands as an employee and associate of the Academy of Science. Doubtless intended for the information of the French government, these would have become available to Le Rouge as royal geographer" (Wroth, Early Cartographer of the Pacific, p. 222). Since Wroth's essay, copies of the Le Rouge map have been found without the discoveries of Bering's second expedition, suggesting two issues of the map, with the second issue possibly issued at a date later than 1746 but retaining the original date in the cartouche. Wroth, Cartography of the Pacific, 92

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        L'Eneide di Virgilio, del Commendatore Annibal Caro. Novissima Edizione ornata di figure in rame, ed arricchita con le traduzioni della Bucolica, Georgica e Vita del medesimo Virgilio.

      VENEZIA: PRESSO GIAMMARIA LAZZARONI, DOMENICO TABACCO, E COMPAGNO, 1746. 1746 Venezia: Presso Giammaria Lazzaroni, Domenico Tabacco, e Compagno, 1746. In-16 (1) c. (antiporta) 20 (14) c. (di tavole) 568. Cartoncino rustico. Con 15 incisioni in rame a piena pagina fuori testo (1 all'antiporta, 1 prima di ogni libro dell'Eneide, 1 prima delle Bucoliche ed 1 prima delle Georgiche). Angolo mancante al margine bianco inferiore di p. 9, leggera brunitura a sfumare all'angolo sup. da p. 19 a p. 48 ed altre marginali tracce d'uso.

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        Dictionnaire Universel de Médecine, de Chirurgie, de Chymie, de Botanique, d'Anatomie, de Pharmacie, d'Histoire Naturelle, &c. Tome 1

      Chez Briasson, David l'aîné, Durand 1746 Précédé d'un Discours Historique sur l'origine et les progrès de la Médecine, traduit de l'anglois de M. James, par Mrs Diderot, Eidous & Toussaint, revu, corrigé & augmenté par M. Julien Busson, Docteur-Régent de la Faculté de Médecine de Paris, 1 vol. in-folio reliure d'époque pleine basane marbrée marron, dos à 6 nerfs orné, Chez Briasson, David l'aîné, Durand, Paris, 1746, 8 ff. n. ch., cxxxvj-1400 pp. et 12 planches dépliantes hors texte Tome 1 seul. Etat très satisfaisant (coiffe sup. arasée, petit travail de vers en queue sur 50 ff. et aux derniers ff., essentiellement sur les onglets de planche en marge intérieure, bon exemplaire par ailleurs, complet de ses 12 planches). Ce tome premier manque souvent à la série complète de 6 tomes. Garrison, 6799 Français

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        An authentic narrative of the success of tar-water, in curing a great number and variety of distempers, with remarks. And occasional papers relative to the subject. To which are subjoyned two letters from the author of Siris

      Pr. by Marg. Rhames for R. Gunne Dublin: Pr. by Marg. Rhames for R. Gunne, 1746. Period-style half calf and antique marbled paper–covered sides, corners tipped in vellum, spine with gilt-stamped leather labels. Title-page with ownership initials ("WS") inked in upper outer corner; pages age-toned, with mild to moderate foxing. A solid, pleasingly bound copy of an uncommon and interesting piece of medical history.. 8vo (20.8 cm, 8.25"). 4, 248, [2 (blank)] pp. Uncommon first edition: An impressive collection of testimonial letters describing the curative powers of tar-water in cases of asthma, influenza, scurvy and scorbutic disorders, gout, rheumatism, consumptive coughs, and even smallpox — offering a mass of anecdotal information on general ailments, standard treatments of the time (what the patients took or did before they discovered tar-water), and what was considered an intolerable condition as opposed to simply inconvenient. This volume was compiled by one of the founding members of the Royal Dublin Society and inspired by Bishop Berkeley's 1744 publication Siris, Philosophical Reflexions and Inquiries Concerning the Virtues of Tar-water (which praise of tar-water as a universal panacea enraged doctors throughout Great Britain, resulting in a flurry of published debate); it makes several references to Siris, and concludes with two letters from Berkeley, featuring his instructions on how to make the best tar-water and use it most effectively.The printer was Margaret Rhames, scion of a prominent Dublin printing family. WorldCat and ESTC locate only four U.S. institutional holdings of this edition, which preceded the London first.

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        De Importantie En Voordeeligheid Van Kaap-Breton, Aangetoont in eene naauwkeurige Beschryving Van dat Beruchte Eiland, Het welk, volgens het Verhaal van zekeren vermaarden Franschen Schryver, meer waardig is, dan de Goudmynen van Peru

      Reinier Boitet, Delft, 1746. First Edition. Softcover. Very Good Condition. The first Dutch edition of Bollan's "The Importance and Advantage of Cape Breton, Truly Stated and Impartially Considered. With Proper Maps". Original marbled wrappers, worn. Page edges browned and a bit worn with the corners slightly folded. Light foxing and slight offsetting to the text but generally clean and bright internally. Complete with the two copper-plate maps after Bellin that are nearly always lacking from the English edition. Map of Cape Breton is nearly perfect, a few small brown sports to the North America map, light wear at the edges and wear and a minute tear where the map was slightly miscreased at one point. Sabin 10726 Size: Octavo (8vo). Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: Under 1 kilo. Category: Exploration; Americana. Inventory No: 040427. .

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        Essai sur L'Electricite des Corps

      Paris Chez Les Freres Guerin 1746. VG : in very good condition in antique style calf and new eps. Professional rebind. A little light damp staining to lower front corner of title and preface pages but with limited impact on text First Edition Leather cover xxiv, 227pp :: Frontispiece engraving and 4 folding engraved plates :: 170mm x 100mm (7" x 4") :: Text in French

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        Le Theatre Anglois Volume I - IV

      London, 1746. First Edition. Full Calf. Very Good Condition. Light rubbing at edges of leather, a number of surface scratches and light stains, rubbing to gilt decoration to boards but generally bright. 5 raised bands on spines, marbled endpapers, comedy and tragedy masks stamped in gilt to the front and rear board of each volume. Lovely copies of La Place's translation of Shakespeare, the first to appear in English - volume one includes a lengthy introduction to the series as well as a Life of Shakespeare, Vol III has a preface and short history. Volume II has a light water stain on the bottom 1/4 of the page for much of the book, The Imprint is false, certainly printed in Paris but marked London to protect the publisher who had no "privilege du roi". Only Richard III was translated in the entirety, the rest bowdlerized and summarized to protect sensitive French ideas of proper theater. These led to both Voltaire's (who became increasingly embittered towards Shakespeare as the years progressed) decline as a Shakespeare authority and the heralded 1776 translation by Letourner. A vital 18th century work and the first attempt to introduce English theater to France. La Place also translated Tom Jones (in much the same fashion) a few years later. The plays are: Othello, Henry VI, Richard III, Hamlet, Macbeth, Cymbeline, Julius Caesar, Antony and Cleopatra, Timon, Merry Wives of Windsor, and the Beaumont and Fletcher Play A Maid's Tragedy. The untranslated plays are presented in short (2-6 page) summaries at the end of volumes III and IV. Size: 12mo - over 6¾" - 7¾" tall. 4-volume set (complete). Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: 1-2 kilos. Category: Theatre & Plays; French Language; Antiquarian & Rare; Inventory No: 032504. .

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        Historia morborum qui annis 1699, 1700, 1701, 1702 Vratislaviae grassati sunt, a colleg. Acad. Leopold. nat. cur. Vratislaviens. in Lucem edita. Opus variis Casibus & Cautelis Practicis, Judiciis item de Remediis, & vera Curandi ratione instructum. Accedit Appendicis loco: I. Tractatus de Experimentia... II. Observationes practicae de Hidrope pectoris

      M. M. Bousquet & Sociorum 1746 in 4°, pp. X, 480; m/pelle coeva, tit. in oro su tass. e fregi al ds., tagli spruzz; grande antip. allegorico inc. da François-Antoine Aveline (Parigi 1718 - Londra 1780); front. in rosso e nero, belle testatine e grandi capilettera istoriati inc. in legno all'inizio delle cinque parti del libro, numerosi finalini. L'A., famoso fisiologo e ricercatore, filosofo e poeta, fu il primo ad introdurre la distinzione tra sensibilità ed irritabilità di nervi e muscoli. Piccole riparazioni al ds. e lievi fior. ma bellissimo vol. con carta forte. 603/19

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        Historia morborum qui annis (1699-1702) Vratislaviae grassati sunt. A Colleg. Acad. Leopold. Nat. Cur. Vratislaviens. in lucem edita. Opus variis casibus & cautelis practicis, judiciis item de remediis, & vera curandi ratione instructum. Accedit appendicis loco I. Tractatus de experientia, in quo natura experientiae describitur, & quam caute comparanda ea sit, explicatur. II. Observationes practicae de hydrope pectoris.

      4°. X S., 480 S. Mit gestochenem allegorischem Frontispiz und einigen hübschen Holzschnitt-Initialen und -vignetten. Lederband der Zeit mit rotem, goldgeprägtem Rückentitel und floraler Rückenvergoldung. Lundsgaard-H. 652. - Blake 2 (unter'Academia Natura Curiosorum'). - Einzige Ausgabe mit dem Vorwort von Haller. Erschien bereits 1706, zusammengestellt von Mitgliedern der Academia Leopoldina in Wien. Beschreibt die Ausbreitung und den Verlauf der Seuchenzüge die am Ende des 17. Jahrhunderts Breslau heimsuchten. - Einband stark bestossen. Anriss am oberen Kapital. - Meist sauberes, breitrandiges Exemplar.

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        Fables choisies, mises en vers. Avec un nouveau commentaire par M. Coster. Nouvelle édition, ornée de figures en taille-douce.

      12°. 2 f., LII, 284 p.; 2 f., 399 p., 6 p.n.ch. Frontispice d'après Cochin gravé par Fessard, 2 vignettes de titre gravées et 2 vignettes par de Sève et 245 (125 et 120) gravures d'après Chauveau et De Sève, gravées par Fessard dans le texte. Reliure plein cuire basane d'époque. 2 volumes. Tchémerzine 4, 873. - Cohen 547. - Sander 1064. - Première édition avec ces gravures. Le texte en réimpression de l'édiiton par Coste de 1743 avec une nouvelle préface. Les gravures sont en parfait état. C'est le petit format des illustrations (7,5, x 6 cm) qui se présente en parfait complément de la monumentalité de l'édition fait par Oudry et Aubert 10 ans plus tard. - Papier légèrement bruni, quelques feuilles légèrement tachés. Exlibris gravé sur la page de garde. Reliure frotté. Petit manque à la coiffe. - Rare [2 Warenabbildungen bei antiquariat.de]

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        Unterricht Vor Heb-Ammen. (Ab Band 2): Von Kranckheiten der Weiber.

      8°. Mit 6 gestochenen Tafeln in Band 1. Pappbände der Zeit mit späteren, handschriftlichen Rückenschildern. 7 Bände (von 8). Blake 435. - Hirsch V, 553 (ohne dieses Werk). - Bekannt war der 1681 geborene Stadtphysikus und Apotheker in Eisenach unter seinem latinisierten Namen "Pelargus". 1735 lehnte er eine Ernennung vom russischen Hofe ab. Sehr geschätzt durch seine im Stil von Georg Ernst Stahl verfassten Kompilationen. Band 1: Unterricht für Heb-Ammen. - Band 2: Kranckheiten welche den Jungfern-Stand betreffen. - Band 3: Kranckheiten welche die Schwangern betreffen. - Band 4: Kranckheiten welche Molas oder Mutter-Gewächse und falsche Früchte betreffen. - Band 5: Kranckheiten welche ordentliche und schwere Geburten betreffen. - Band 6: Kranckheiten so die Wöchnerinnen und Kindbettnerinnen betreffen. - Band 7: Kranckheiten so die stillenden Weiber und Säug-Ammen betreffen. - 1753, 2 Jahre nach dem Tode erschien aus dem Nachlass noch ein 8. Band. - Einbände etwas bestossen und beschabt. Papier, zeitbedingt, gleichmässig leicht gebräunt. - Exemplar aus der Bibliothek W. Pfeilsticker. - Selten.

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        De Astronomica Specula Domestica et Organico Apparatu Astonomico libri duo

      Leopold Johann Kaliwoda 1746 cm. 26x36, pp. 210+2 errata corrige, 61 incisioni n.t., mz. pelle titoli in oro al dorso. Reginae dicati Joanne Jacobo Marinonio patricio utinensi, Caesareo antehac, nunc Regio Mathematico & Consiliario. Illustrato da 43 tavv. f.t. ripiegate, 17 figure n.t.(di cui 8 a piena pagina), una piantina di Vienna al tit. sorretta da 2 puttini. Privo di anteporta. Titolo in rosso e nero e dedica a Maria Teresa d'Austria. Mezza pelle, titoli in oro al dorso. Segni d'uso, ottimo e raro esemplare. Prima edizione dell'opera del Marinoni (1676-1755), matematico e astronomo alla Corte Imperiale d'Austria. First edition of this luxuriously printed and illustrated work, which describes and illustrated the astronomical instruments in the private observatory of G.J. Marinoni, mathematician and astronomer to the Imperial Court of Austria and geodetic surveyor. Like the private observatories of Tycho Brahe and Hevelius in the two preceding centuries, Marinoni's observatory was one of the most beautiful and best equipped in Europe in his time. He built his own instruments and those illustrated here include quadrants, telescopes, micrometers, an improved Graham pendulum, and a camera obscura. Marinoni left all the instruments to the Empress Maria Theresa, to whom he dedicated this work.

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        Eröffnete Jäger-Practica, Oder der wohlgeübte und erfahrne Jäger, darinnen eine vollständige Anweisung zur gantzen Hohen und Niedern Jagd-Wissenschaft in III. (drei) Theilen enthalten... 3 Teile in 1 Bd. Mit 2 Anhängen. Mit 20 gefalt. Kupfertafeln auf je "Extrablatt" montiert u. 7 Textholzschnitt-Vignetten.

      Erste /1./ Ausgabe. 17 Bll. (inkl. Tbl. und Dedication), 142, 258, 240 (S.1-93=Teil 3; S.94-193=1.Anhang; 193-240=2.Anhang), 34 Bll. Mit Register. Zeitgen. Or.-Pergamenteinband. Folio. Erste Ausgabe des Klassikers der deutschen Jagdliteratur. - ""The first edition of one of the classics of German sporting literature. The author claims to have written this book from his own long experience and that in no previous publication have so many original and practical hints been given to the sportsman."" (Schwerdt). - Behandelt wilde Tiere, Vögel, Hunde, Jagd-Requisiten, Holzungen u. v. m. - Die Tafeln zeigen u. a. Fallen, Gerätschaften, Holzungen und eine Jagdszene. Pergamenteinband fleckig, Buchdeckel stärker gewölbt, Kante unten berieben. Vorblatt brüchig, rissig. Tbl. unten minim. brüchig, oben und unten fingerfleckig. Die erste Tafel mit einer, ca. 2/9 grossen Fehlstelle, die ganze Tafel ist durch die Reprinttafel ergänzt. Alle Tafel in der Falte / Knick, angerändert. Buchdruck sauber und kräftig.

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        LINNÉ, CARL von.

      Fauna svecica sistens animalia sveciæ regni: qvadrupedia, aves, amphibia, pisces, insecta, vermes, distributa per classes & ordines, genera & species. Cum differentiis specierum, synonymis autorum, nominibus incolarum, locis habitationum, descriptionibus insectorum. Sthlm, L. Salvius, 1746. 8:o. Grav. front,(28),411 s. & 2 utvikbara grav. plr. Samtida nött halvpergamentbd med knappt urskiljbar handskriven titeltext. Rödstänkta snitt. Pärmarnas turkmarmorerade papper delvis bortnött och ngt fuktskadat. Insidan av pärmarna med gamla anteckningar. Sporadiska småfläckar och gamla trevliga marginalnoteringar. En liten rektangel utskuren på titelbladet, sannolikt en avlägsnad namnteckning. De avbildade arterna på planscherna försedda med handskrivna svenska artbeteckningar. Med gamla, delvis överstrukna, namnteckningar: L. Hedbom (1747), Liliestråle, Bergenfelt, J. Wilhelm Grill, Axel Eckerbom (-1916), Nils Eckerbom (1916-40) och Axel Eckerbom (1940-).. Soulsby A catalogue of the works of Linnæus 1152. Friesen Sveriges ornithologiska litteratur s. 10. Lundberg Sveriges ichthyologiska literatur 3. Första upplagan i varianten med Stockholm som förlagsort på titelbladet och inte Leiden. Den ena planschen är signerad J. Leche och C. Bergquist. Linnés "Fauna svecica" har kallats den första nationsfaunan överhuvudtaget

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        Traité du navire, de sa construction et de ses mouvements.

      Paris: Jombert 1746. With 12 folding plates plus engr. vignettes. XL + 682 + (4) pp. Contp. mottled calf, spine gilt.. First edition of the first treatise on naval architecture written on a scientific basis

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        Gedanken von der wahren Schätzung der lebendigen Kräfte und Beurtheilung der Beweise derer sich Herr von Leibnitz und andere Machaniker in dieser Streitsache bedienet haben, nebst einigen vorhergehenden Betrachtungen welche die Kraft der Körper überhaupt betreffen. [i.e. Thoughts on the True Estimation of Vital Forces].

      Königsberg, Martin Eberhard Dorn, 1746. 8vo. Nice newer full vellum with gilt spine. Title-page a bit soiled and with neat reapair to blank margins, far from affecting text. A bit of occasional browning and soiling. one plate repared from verso, no loss. Title-page + 16 pp. + pp. (3) - 240 + 2 folded engraved plates. Fully complete.. The exceedingly scarce first edition of Kant's debut, the first work that he ever published, at the mere age of 22. The work constitutes a milestone in the modern discussion of dimensionality.Immanuel Kant (1724-1804) - now considered, along with Plato and Aristotle, the most important philosopher of all time -, entered the university of Königsberg at the age of 16, in 1740. Here he studied mainly mathematics and physics under Martin Knutzen and Johann Teske, until his father's death in 1746. These years proved formative for the young philosophical genious, and his profound interest in the philosophy of science stems from this period. When his father died, however, Kant was forced to break off his studies to help provide for the family, which he did by working as a private tutor for three different families over a period of about nine years. Finally in 1755 he was able to resume his studies at the university, and the same year he received his doctorate of philosophy; in 1770 he was finally given a permanent position, as professor of logic and metaphysics at the University of Königsberg. It is here that he writes the works that have changed the entire trajectory of modern thought - his three seminal critiques, that of pure reason, that of practical reason, and that of judgment. The foundation of Kant's philosophy is laid during his early years of studying, which culminate is this his first publication, "Thoughts on the True Estimation of Living Forces", which constitutes an attempt to determine space dimensionality from a physical law. Kant initially adapted Leibnitz's view and tried to explain the nature of space by means of the forces of monads that cause such substances to interact. Although its basic idea was abandoned during his critic period, Kant's first work nonetheless constitutes amilestone in the modern discussion of dimensionality. "The two main influences on Kant in his philosophical reflections on science were Leibniz and Newton. During his first period of study at the University of Königsberg, from 1740 to 1746, Knutzen taught that version of Leibniz's metaphysics which the German philosopher Christian von Wolff had made popular. He also taught the mathematical physics which Newton had developed. He revealed to the young Kant the various oppositions, puzzles, and contradictions of these two great natural philosophers. The nature of space and time was what interested the young Kant most in these disputes between Leibniz and Newton. He studied the famous exchange of letters between Leibniz and Samuel Clarke, a defender of Newton's philosophy. [...] In his early years Kant pondered the nature of space and time first from the point of view of Leibniz and then of Newton, but eventually he found both positions unsatisfactory." (Ellington, in DSB: VII, pp. 225-26). The nature of space and space dimensionality that Kant attempts to uncover and explain in this his first work comes to found a basis for all his later thought. The role that physics, especially the concepts of space and time, plays for his view of the world and for the development of his philosophical thought is immense, and his earliest thoughts on the subject understream all of his later thought.Warda nr. 1

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        A TOUR Through the Animal World : or, an Historical and Accurate Account of near Four hundred Animals, Birds, Fishes, Serpents, Infects, etc. Describing their different Natures, Qualities and Use, as well for the common Service and Food of Man, as his Diversion and Cure of his Maladies. Extracted from Gesner, Willoughby, Swammerdam, Mousset, Merian, and others, the most celebrated Authors upon this Subject. To which is added, a description of some of the most rare and curious productions of the Vegetable world. The whole enriched with an entire new set of copper plates, representing each Quadrupede, Bird, Fish, Insects and Plant. By the Chevalier Denis de Coetlogon, M. D. Knight, of St. Lazare, and Member of the Royal Academy of Angers .

      John Nourse, London, 1746. First Edition. Binding: Hardcover (Full Leather). Book Condition: Very Good Condition. Dust Jacket Condition: No Dust Jacket. This rare book is, in some respects, more akin to the early bestiaries, containing for instance a mermaid and a unicorn. Preface states: "This book is calculated, not only for the Entertainment of Youth, but, likewise, for the Amusement of those, who prefer the innocent Pleasures of a rural Life".... [A Sotheby's sales record for 1995 states "Both Freeman and originally the British Library, have listed this work as containing 172 plates, according to the numbers on each plate. This system of numbering refers in fact to the relevant facing page of text. Comparing this copy with that in the British Library, it can be confirmed that a complete copy should have the engraved frontispiece depicting Adam with the Beasts and 155 plates. The British Library copy lacks plates 158/159 and text pages 155-158, now present in facsimile taken from this copy. This present copy lacks plates 12/13, present in facsimile taken from the British Library copy.]..... Our copy has all 155 plates plus engraved frontis of Adam with the beasts. Only defect of note is that some 3/4 plates of birds have been coloured by an amateur hand. Binding is contemporary full calf which has been rebacked, A rare copy !! Of the 14 listed on a copac search all bar 2 appear to be electronic. Size: 12mo (approx 4 x 7 ins). .. Quantity Available: 1. Category: Natural History & Resources; England; 18th century; Animals & Birds. Inventory No: 15726.

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        Reinick Fuchs, eller Michel Räf; thet är: en lustig och nyttig fabel, som, in under räfwens illparighet och behändighet, föreställer menniskornas upförande och förhållande, swek och bedrägeri, hat och afwund, wrede och hämndgirighet, med mera.

      Thenna boken är upfyld, med sköna historier, wackra figurer, behageliga werser, goda exempel, trogna lärdomar och underwisningar; mycket nyttiga för alla menniskor i thenna fahrliga tiden. Sthlm, P. J. Nyström, 1746. 8:o. (16),464 s. Med träsnittsillustrationer i texten. Rött halvmarokängbd med upphöjda bind och sparsamt blindpressad och guldornerad rygg. Putsade snitt. Genomgående ngt fläckig. Med lagningar på s. 19, 35-37, 54-55 och 369-73. Liten reva på s. 119 med mindre textförlust i marginalrubriker som följd.. Träsnitten är återanvända från 1621 års svenska upplaga. Träsnittet på s. 26, 67, 94, 119, 170, 174, 237 och 265 är dock naiva efterbildningar av 1621 års original. Denna andra upplaga på svenska av den kända tyska folksagan är i huvudsak en nyöversättning av Eric Ljung

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        Octroi renouvellé par le roi en faveur de la compagnie des Indes-Orientales.

      Sthlm, l'Imprimerie royale chez P. Momma, (1746). 4:o. (23) s. Tagen ur band och lös i häftningen. Reva i nedre marginalen på s. (17). Bra ex.. När den första 15-åriga oktrojen på ett kompani för handeln med Ostindien gick ut 1746 anmälde flera olika intressegrupper sin önskan att få driva handeln vidare. En kommission bestående av bl.a. Samuel Åkerhielm och C. G. Tessin bildades för att besluta i frågan. Efter viss debatt kom direktionen för det gamla kompaniet i koalition med kommersrådet Anders Plomgren att avtåga med segern och denna andra oktroj, med en löptid på 20 år, stadsfästes den 17 juni 1746. Privilegiet utgavs både på svenska, franska och tyska

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        Lettres galantes de monsieur le chevalier d'Her***. Nouvelle Edition revuë & corrigée par l'Autreur.

      Leipzig. Cez Jean Theophile Crull. 1746. Liten 8vo. Noe senere grønt papirbind. Enkel gulldekor på ryggen. Tittelblad trykt i rødt og svart. (12), 180 s

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        Chorographia Bahusiensis thet är: Bahus-läns beskrifning, så til thess natur/ art och beskaffenhet under fred och feigd i gamla urminnes tider under danska regeringen/ som til thess nu warande tilstånd sedan thet kom, genom freds-fördrag under Sweriges crono/ både hwad inbyggarenas wäsende, handel ock näring i alla stånd widkommer, som ock alla the märckwärdigheter, man kunnat på alla orter i hwart giäl utur dystra mörckret upleta ock nu i dagsliuset bringa, efter mångas åstundan.

      Sthlm, L. Salvius, 1746. 8:o. (20),200,301-08,209-377,(7) s. & 1 utvikbar grav. karta. Med träsnittsillustrationer i texten. Ganska nött samtida lätt solkigt pappbd med brun titeletikett i papp. Diskret senare förstärkning i inre främre fals. Med ett genomgående litet maskhål i texten. Dessutom ett litet maskhål i nedre marginalen på de första 30 sidorna. Enstaka smärre fläckar. Kartan med mindre fläck och ett litet brännhål. Med F. Åkermans exlibris och tillskrifter på försättsbladet av Aug. Åkerman, J. Rundbäck, D. M. Sandahl och Tönnes Kleberg.. Aberstén & Tiselius 46. Warmholtz 563: "micrologier, samt obetydelige och obevislige berättelser öfverflöda i detta, som författaren det kallar, nästan herculeiska arbete". Med hyllningsverser av P. S. Hööke och en anonym författare. Den fina kartan över Bohuslän är graverad av J. Silfverling 1734 efter en förlaga av N. Knape. Arbetet mötte i samtiden hård kritik i den lärda världen, men har senare kommit att uppskattas för sitt kulturhistoriska innehåll. Som kyrkoherde i Tanum hade Oedman (1682-1749) goda möjligheter att "utur dystra mörckret" uppteckna lokala sägner och folkminnen vilka annars förmodligen hade skattat åt förgängelsen. "Chorographia Bahusiensis" innehåller även kapitel om landskapets fiskar, sjö- och skogsfåglar samt "om allehanda slags fyrfotade samt kräkande djur"

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        Beskrifning öfwer de til Sweriges krona lydande lapmarker, innehollande kort underrättelse så wäl om landets belägenhet och beskaffenhet i gemen, som des invånares tilstånd och husholdning, deras seder, maner och lefnadsart, samt laster och widskepelser, m. m.

      Stockholm, Lars Salvius, [1746]. (20) + 271 + 1 blank + (12) s. Nött samtida halvskinnband. 15,5 X 10,5 cm. Namnteckning och anteckningar på främre pärmens insida. En del förstrykningar med blyerts och färgpenna. Svaga falsar

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        Letters and Memorials of State in the Reigns of Queen Mary, Queen Elizabeth, King James, King Charles the First, Part of the Reign of King Charles the Second and Oliver's Usurpation. Written and Collected By Sir Henry Sydney Knight of the Garter, Etc

      Arthur Collins Esq 1746. 2 volumes. pp, [frontis] [xi] xii 400 [i] xii 733., Contemporary gilt bordered full leather, with 6 gilt decorated compartments on spine, raised bands and red morocco title labels. Steel engraved frontis depicts Sir Philip Sydney reclining next to a tree. "The whole containing the ancient state of Ireland; with characters and private memoirs. Also the ancient government of the principality of Wales the wars between the Spaniards, and thge states general of the Netherlands....The intriegues of the several courts of Queen Elizabeth, King James, King Charles the First.......etc etc etc" Boards worn, Spine of vol 1 quite worn and cracked but hinges strong and unaffected. Spine of vol 2 slightly cracked, but not weakened, some worming with loss to boards, but this very limited in extent. Sporadic light foxing, minor tanning to the text, label with pen mark at foot of spine one Vol 2, Vol 1 has had similar label removed with subsequent loss. 104a

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