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RURAL COSTUME SCENES) (possibly Swiss)

RURAL COSTUME SCENES) (possibly Swiss)

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London: N P, 1830 approx). Softcover. Very Good. Hand colored lithographs (12) on tinted background . Oblong narrow quarto (32x20cm) cloth spined paper boards (tips worn) Twelve leaves. First plate shows some foxing others clean. No titlepage (as issued?) all plates stubbed some closed gutter tears. *Subjects: Father carving a wooden sword for 2 boys while young woman watches; Travelling showman selling vial of medicine while clown with drum waits to perform to crowd of ladies and children with horse and carts in front of curtained "stage"; Travelling salesman offering statues to grandmother (seated) and young woman and man with toddler & sister all in forecourt of farm with ducks, dogs, chickens etc; Hawker with wares on a board on his head is bitten by dog and his wares fall off as the board tips (among wares are dolls, parrot, and a Napoleon figurine); Man in doorway of house laughs, also lady peeling apples with toddler reaching for carrots on table and boy with stick; Dancing girl and man with… Read More
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TOPOGRAPHICAL SURVEY OF THE GREAT ROAD FROM LONDON TO BATH AND BRISTOL. With historical and...

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London: For the author & William Faden (replaced by R.Faulder in vol.2), 1792. Hardcover. Very Good-. Aquatint plates (65 as listed) + 11 folding Maps. . 2 VOLUMES IN ONE 223x141mm green calf gilt key pattern border & spine gilt, gilt dent. & rev. (tips & hinges rubbed/spine darkened) All Edges Gilt Dedication to Prince of Wales the future George IV. TP + xvi =Dedic.+Introduction + contents & plate list +154pp Titlepage to Part II +viii=Contents & Plate list + 190pp+errata + 11 folding Maps. Coat of Arms bookplate James Forbes esq. & F.Fisher written in. Short tears to gutter edge - no loss - to first 3 leaves else a clean copy. Slight offset from plates to facing text but no foxing and great views with horses, coaches, people, boats etc. The maps without and misfold or tears -they look unused. A clean copy of a lovely aquatint book.
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COMPENDIOUS GEOGRAPHICAL AND HISTORICAL GRAMMAR exhibiting a brief survey of the terraqueous...

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London: W.Peacock, 1795. Hardcover. Good. Hand colored in outline Folding Maps (12 + frontis) by Russell. Duodecimo red roan gilt (spine quite chipped down at head/foot & heavily rubbed/tips worn) All Edges Gilt xxii+404pp +(4p index) 2 leaves nearly loose but clean and square. Nice 19th century inscription on FEP. All folding maps crisp and untorn with outline coloring. Maps: Chart of the world - East Indies - Spain and Portugal - France - Italy - Netherlands - United Provinces - German Empire and Switzerland - Prussia and Poland - Dominions of Russia - Sweden, Denmark and Norway - Great Britain and Ireland - States of America.
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LITTERAE PROVINCIALES De Morali & Politica Jesuitarum Disciplina a Wilhelmo Wendrockio .. E...

LITTERAE PROVINCIALES De Morali & Politica Jesuitarum Disciplina a Wilhelmo Wendrockio .. E Gallica in Latinam linguam translatae; et Theologicis notis illustratae, quibus tum Jesuitarum adversus Montaltium criminationes repelluntur .. accedit Samuelis Rachelii examen Probabilitatis Jesuiticae novorumque Casuistarum.

by Montaltus,Ludovicus [pseudonym of Blaise Pascal (1623-1662)]

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Helmstadt: Jacob Mueller, 1664. Hardcover. Very Good-. Quarto (197x153mm) newer pale pigskin on 3 shallow spine bands with douple rules and some ornamental designs with ties (very slightly rubbed) All Edges Blue. Titlepage +(14pp Preface) +(12pp To Reader) +637pp. BOUND WITH THESES seu Assertiones Catholicae de Incarnatione .. (same publisher & date with further titlepages) Titlepage +[22pp] +Titlepage +[6pp] +Titlepage +[17pp] +154pp (recte 156). Art Nouveau bookplate of Haut on pastedown and slightly faded name at top margin of title. Endpapers earlier than the rebinding, as they and the first few preliminaries have matching worming but all but one single hole have disappeared by the first page of text. The last two leaves of the end of the second item have one worm hole in the gutter margin. There is some foxing & browning but the paper is supple and strong and entirely readable and there are no tears or signs of use. *This is the second Latin translation of Pascale's work written to defend the… Read More
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WORDS OF HOPE AND COMFORT For the Sorrowful

WORDS OF HOPE AND COMFORT For the Sorrowful

by Martindale,Frances

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London: Mitchell, 1867. Hardcover. Very Good. Chromolithography by the Queen's Printer Day & Son.. Folio leather-spined embossed cloth gilt on bevelled boards (rebacked tips slightly worn spine gilt darkened & dulled) All Edges Gilt. Unique gilt and illuminated chromoliths inserted into sunken card mounts back to back. Double pages except for the final plate which is printed on the front (recto) only. Slight foxing to mounts but clean and lovely. *A lavish production in high Victorian style with central texts with large illuminated first capital letter and other ornaments surrounded by decorative frame. A wide shaped border incorporating a pictorial miniature then decorates the page with floral emblems of vines and trellises in a stunning background of colors. *Based on the idea of a mediaeval illuminated page displaying the virtuosity of Victorian chromo-lithography as beautifully executed by Day & Son. Quite difficult to find, this is a stunning early gift book.
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OST- UND WEST-INDISCHER WIE AUCH SINESISCHER LUST UND STATS-GARTEN .. Der Erste Theil Begreifft...
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OST- UND WEST-INDISCHER WIE AUCH SINESISCHER LUST UND STATS-GARTEN .. Der Erste Theil Begreifft in sich die edelsten Blumen, Kra¨uter, Ba¨ume .. in Ost-Indien, Sina und America Der Ander Theil das Temperament der Lufft und Ladschafften .. Der Dritte Theil Das Stats-Wesen/ Polocey-Ordnungen ..

by Francisci [von Finx],Erasmus (1627-1694)

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Nurnberg: Johann Andreas Endter & heirs of Wolfgang, 1668. Hardcover. Good. Fine full-page engraved plates (65) numbered 1-63 with 2 bis plates (45 & 47) + 1 text illustration +full page elaborate copperplate coat of arms of Leopold I by C.N. Schurtz.. Folio old vellum (spine split repaired, front cover nearly detached). Bookplate of Bibliotheca Prieseriana (showing books on shelves) and small library stamp on pastedown. Titlepage in red and black with printer's mark of 2 female supporters with sun shining on clasped book with monogram AEW. Titlepage +36pp including full page copperplate coat of arms of Leopold I by C.N.Schurtz +1762pp + 34pp indices + [2]pp errata with a few part-lines of loss to lower outer corner & tatty edges. Double column Gothic type with shoulder notes throughout. Two marginal tears with loss hardly touching print & first page of dedication with cropping to outer edge, some corner creases, else clean and no worming/no foxing/no ink marks. Despite its huge bulk the book block… Read More
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ISAGOGE PHYSICO-MAGICO-MEDICA in qua Signaturae non paucorum Vegetabilium et Animalium .....

ISAGOGE PHYSICO-MAGICO-MEDICA in qua Signaturae non paucorum Vegetabilium et Animalium .. depinguntur, ex quibus Mundi superioris Astralis, cum inferiori Elementali .. mirabilisque & occulta Sympathia et Anthipathia rerum manifeste elucescunt. OPUSCULUM lectu jucundum .. Authore Augusto Etzlero Albimontano

by Etzlerus, Augustus (August Etzler)

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Small octavo newer brown cloth with new endpapers. Bookplate of Thorwald Dethlefsen (astrologist b.1946) on front and Kawwana on rear endpaper, small purple inkstamp of Woinrich TrĂĽnker on back of titlepage. Titlepage +[4]pp Dedication +176pp +[8]pp Index up to Scabies so Lacks final leaf (A-M in 8's but lacking M8). Gutter margin tightly bound but entirely readable. Fore-edge margin a bit cropped touching 1st letter of side notes on about 12 leaves, with more serious loss to 3 pages of Index. *A very interesting description of the supposed influence Saturn, Jupiter, Mars, the Sun, Venus, Mercury & the Moon have on disease & medicine. Discusses herbs, animals and how men born under these signs exhibit characteristic traits. Metals belonging to each planetary sign, illnesses & morbidity associated with each - eg. Venereal disease (Venus) and lunacy (the Moon). A rare volume only found in the British Library and Oxford's Bodleian - not in Auction records since 1970's.
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TWO CHOICE AND USEFUL TREATISES; The One LUX ORIENTALIS; or An Enquiry into the Opinion of the...

TWO CHOICE AND USEFUL TREATISES; The One LUX ORIENTALIS; or An Enquiry into the Opinion of the Eastern Sages Concerning the Praeexistence of Souls. Being a Key to Unlock the Grand Mysteries of Providence. In Relation to Mans Sin and Misery. The Other, A DISCOURSE OF TRUTH, By the Late Reverend Dr. Rust Lord Bishop of Dromore in Ireland. With Annotations on them Both.

by Glanvill,Joseph] (1636-1680) and Reverend Dr.[George] Rust [Annotations by Henry More]

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London: James Collins and Sam. Lowndes 1st first edition, 1682, 1683. Hardcover. Good. Lacks frontispiece (supplied in facsimile). 5 complete titlepages for the. TWO WORKS in One Volume. Octavo newer calf spined marbled boards (tips rubbed/sl.marked) lacks engraved frontis leaf as does the British Library copy but here supplied in facsimile mounted onto old fly leaf. Collation: [46]pp (inc. Titlepage in red & black, titlepage to Lux Orentalis dated 1682 & prelims) +151pp +[13]pp (inc. titlepage to Discourse of Truth dated 1682) +165-195 +[7]pp (inc. titlepage to Annotations upon the Two foregoing Treatises "by one not unexercized in these kinds of Speculation" dated 1682) +171pp +[7]pp (inc. titlepage to Annotations upon the Discourse of Truth .. Dr.Henry More dated 1683) +173-276 +[4]pp catalogue of books printed for Lowndes. Lacks pp131-2 (leaf supplied in facsimile). Titlepage browned/dusty with old name Joh: Wetherby to margin, corners rounded, margins bit chipped, 2nd title with another name… Read More
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EPISCOPACY (As Established by Law in England) Not Prejudicial to REGAL POWER. Written in the time...

EPISCOPACY (As Established by Law in England) Not Prejudicial to REGAL POWER. Written in the time of the Long Parliament by the special Command of the late KING [Charles I], By the Right Reverend Father in God, Robert Sanderson, Late Lord Bishop of Lincoln. The Third Edition.

by Sanderson,Robert (1587-1663)

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London: Blanch Pawlet, and Sold by George West Bookseller in Oxford 3rd Edition, 1683. Hardcover. Very Good-. Frontis portrait by W.[enceslas] Hollar 1668 with emblems of mortality (skull) & enlightenment.. Small octavo later morocco with gilt title (tips & hinges rubbed) Frontis + Titlepage +[5]pp Dedication (1641) + [7]pp King's Proclamation (1637) in black letter & Judge's Certificate +103pp +[6]pp publisher's catalogue. Birmingham Law Society bookplate on pastedownn & stamp of same on back of title & lower margin of book list. *Clean nice copy of this study of legal jurisdiction between the King and the Church, written in 1641 but book first published 1661 after Restoration of Monarchy (WING S602).
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ICONOLOGIE PAR FIGURES. OU TRAITE COMPLET DES ALLEGORIES EMBLEMES &c. Ouvrage utile aux Artistes,...

ICONOLOGIE PAR FIGURES. OU TRAITE COMPLET DES ALLEGORIES EMBLEMES &c. Ouvrage utile aux Artistes, aux Amateurs et pouvant servir a l'education du jeunes personnes. Par M.M. Gravelot et Cochin. Tome III [only of 4]

by Gravelot et Cochin, M.M. [Hubert Francois Bourguignon d’Anville, called Gravelot, and Charles Nicolas Cochin, the Younger]

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Paris: Chez Le Pan, Rue S. Guillaume la premiere porte Cochere a droite en entrant par la rue S. Dominique, 1791 from editor's note in another vol.. Softcover. Good. Finely engraved plates (49 of 50) + engraved titlepage. Plates all "del" or "invenit" by Gravelot or Cochin, with various engravers named.. 232 by 153mm Volume III (of IV) octavo "en brochure", uncut thus edges dusty with all illustrated plates loosely laid in but all text pages in gatherings of 8 leaves. Half title + engraved titlepage + 48 plates but the first plate lacking its text [ie pages 1 & 2] + 100pp + partial index (index lacks A-N pp101-4 but p105/6 present covering letters N to Z). The plates are not within the collation and loose (as from the publisher) and only some are numbered but numbers are not sequential and several have the same number although the plates are not the same. All plates face a text page with the subject that matches the title opposite. *An outstanding collection of engraved emblematic figures for the… Read More
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POLYGAMIA TRIUMPHATRIX, Id est Discursus Politicus DE POLYGAMIA Auctore Theophil Aletheo, cum...

POLYGAMIA TRIUMPHATRIX, Id est Discursus Politicus DE POLYGAMIA Auctore Theophil Aletheo, cum Notis Athanasii Vincentii, Omnibus Anti-Polygamis ubique locorum, terrarum, insularum, pagorum, urbium, modeste` & pie` opposita.

by Lyser (or Leyser), Johann 1631-1684] here under pseudonym Theophilus Aletheus

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Londini Scanorum(ie Lund in Sweden) but actually Amsterdam according to British Library: Sumtibus Authoris [for the author], 1682. Hardcover. Very Good. Quarto later calf (rebacked) Titlepage +[7]pp To Reader +[1] blank +565pp +[1] blank + 532pp addenda & indexes +[2]pp blanks. Minor edge dusting/browning no foxing a clean tight copy in double column pages. *Third and most complete edition of this history of Polygamy through the ages defending plural marriages. Lyser was a Lutheran Pastor and quotes Luther's comments on the practice. He argued that polygamy was not only lawful, but a blessed estate commanded by God (Ditchfield, Books Fatal to their Authors, 1894 p56). This book was first published 1674 - in 1677 the King of Denmark ordered the entire edition to be destroyed and the author was threatened with capital punishment. Thus a false imprint here, and Lyser's name hidden by a pseudonym - which did not prevent him from being hounded from country to country.
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DIE NATURLICHE MAGIE [Natural Magic], aus allerhand belustigenden und nuetzlichen Kunststuecken...

DIE NATURLICHE MAGIE [Natural Magic], aus allerhand belustigenden und nuetzlichen Kunststuecken bestehend .. [2nd Title:] Johann Nikolaus Martius UNTERRICHT IN DER NATURLICHEN MAGIE .. vollig umgearbeitet von Johann Christian Wiegleb. Mit Kupfern. Zweyte und vermehrte Auflage.

by Wiegleb, Johann Christian (1732-1800) & Johann N. Martius

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Berlin & Stettin: Friedrich Nicolai 2nd augmented edition, 1782. Hardcover. Good. Folding plates (11 of 12) illustrating scientific devices, magical tricks, experiments and games. . Octavo 3/4 calf (rebacked edges worn covers rubbed). Two titlepages facing each other +[22]pp (Preface & Contents) +48pp Prof. J.P. Eberhard's Discourse at Halle on Magic +76pp Electrical devices, pp77-144 Magnetic, 145-180 Optical, 181-280 Chemical, 281-330 Mechanical, 331-354 Mathematical, 355-398 Household, 399-488 Card tricks, 449-461 Chess/Solitaire games +[6]pp Index +11 of 12 numbered folding copperplates (Lacks Plate X Electrical devices - supplied in facsimile). *Wiegleb's extensive revision and expansion of the German translation of J.N. Martius Dissertatio Inauguralis Physico-medica de Magia Naturali (1st ed. Erfurt 1700). This volume is the first in a series of eventually 20 volumes published 1782-1805.
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PHAEDRI AUG. LIBERTI FABULARUM AESOPIARUM LIBRI V. Notis illustravit in usum Serenissimi...

PHAEDRI AUG. LIBERTI FABULARUM AESOPIARUM LIBRI V. Notis illustravit in usum Serenissimi Principis Nassavii David Hoogstratanus. Accedunt ejusdem opera duo Indices, quorum prior est omnium verborum, multo quam antehac locupletior, posterior eorum, quae observatu digna in notis occurrunt.

by Phaedrus, freedman of Augustus, David Hoogstraten editor

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Amsterdam: Franciscus Halma, 1701. Hardcover. Good. Engraved title page by Goerel/Boutats + 108 round copperplates on 18 full-page leaves signed I.V. Vianen (Jan van Vianen) dated 1701 + 49 woodcut initials & ornate figurative metal-cut head- & tail-pieces (some repeats but large & finely detailed).. Quarto gilt-ruled calf (rebacked in leather with original red gilt title label laid on, tips worn) All edges marbled. Engraved Title + Titlepage in red & black with metal cut vignette "In hoc signo" + [28]pp prelims +160pp (inc. at end "Appendix Fabularum a Marquardo Gudio) +[82]pp indices, 99 Fables with 9 extra scenes illustrated in great detail in 108 roundelles. Lacks folding portrait of Prince of Nassau (often omitted), Plate 18 misbound at page 50. Some staining from former damp most evident to early leaves & at end of book but hardly affecting the plates. *Most luxurious of the Dutch Phaedrus editions specially made for the Prince of Nassau (Lamb Annales Phaedriani 96, Cohen-deRicci 797-9, Landwehr 247).
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OPERA OMNIA Duobus Voluminibus comprehensa, quorum Syllabus pagina post Vitam Authoris ultima...

OPERA OMNIA Duobus Voluminibus comprehensa, quorum Syllabus pagina post Vitam Authoris ultima exhibetur.

by Lightfoot, Joannis [John Lightfoot 1602-1675]

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Rotterdam: Regner Leers, 1686, 1686. Hardcover. Very Good. Engraved emblematic titlepage + folding portrait + large folding Maps of Holy Land, City of Jerusalem, plan of Temple area + 2 half page maps. . Two Volumes folio, vellum on 6 raised bands with blind ruled spine tails and double panels with 4 foliated corner tools & large baroque centerpiece with interlaces (repair to Vol II at head & foot of spine, part of one corner ornament lost, tips bumped and some marks). Engraved title + printed title with woodcut Leers printer's mark +[29]pp prelims + [58]pp life of Lightfoot etc. +804pp + [52]pp index & blank; Vol. II Printed title with same woodcut printer's mark +[8]pp half title & preface +940pp +[60]pp index. Printed shoulder notes and a few foliated initials and many Hebrew words in the text. A few faulty paginations but all signatures and catch words follow correctly so complete. Book plate of Writer's Library to both front free endpapers but no stamps or other library marks. A few edges… Read More
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MICROCOSMUS HYPOCHONDRIACUS Sive DE MELANCHOLIA HYPOCHONDRIACA TRACTATUS .. Concinnatus a...

MICROCOSMUS HYPOCHONDRIACUS Sive DE MELANCHOLIA HYPOCHONDRIACA TRACTATUS .. Concinnatus a Malachia Geigero, Electoralis Monachiensis .. Medico & Chirurgo ordinario.

by Geiger, Malachias (1606-1671)

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Munich: Lucas Straub (first edition)., 1652. Hardcover. Poor. Folding plate of veins and arteries (one only of 6 plates). . Small quarto marbled paper boards, spine re-backed in old leather on 5 cords with 19th century red leather gilt title label laid on. First edition of this important early work on melancholia, neurology and alchemy - [xviii] +524pp +[11]pp index & errata +3 leaves blank. Lacks engraved titlepage (supplied in facsimile) and all but one of 6 plates. Printed Title and following 340pp badly cropped at fore-edge with loss of last letter of each line of title and most of marginal guide notes, remaining pages affected by light marks of previous damp at fore-edge. *Damaged and defective copy of very rare first edition of this important work on melancholia and neurology. Geiger came from a prestigious dynasty of German physicians working in Bavaria & Munich. Melancholia was then generally considered to result from excess black bile, which Galen had earlier described as the culprit in… Read More
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