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  • 1712 Vellum VITA DI S. PIO QUINTO / LIFE OF POPE PIUS V with RARE FOLDING PLATE 1712 Vellum VITA DI S. PIO QUINTO / LIFE OF POPE PIUS V with RARE FOLDING PLATE

    VITA DI S. PIO QUINTO SOMMO PONTEFICE DELL'ORDINE DE PREDICATORI Scritta Da PAOLO ALESSANDRO MARREI. Pubblicata Sotto I Gloriosi Auspici Della Santità Di Nostro Signore Papa Clemente XI. (LIFE OF POPE PIUS V, by Paolo Alessandro Marrei.) Published by Appresso Giacomo Tommasini, VENIZIA (VENICE), MDCCXII (1712). Text in Italian. Full VELLUM covers, 4 raised spine bands, handwritten title on spine, 6.5x9 inches (16.5x23 cm). Pagination: xxiv, 469, [1] pages. ILLUSTRATED with 2 engraved plates (of 3, lacks the portrait frontispiece). The TWO ENGRAVED PLATES consist of a copper engraved leaf with printed details at the bottom that read "Dominicus Muratori pinacit" and "Hieronymus Rossi incidit"; and a LARGE FOLD OPEN COPPER ENGRAVED PLATE that measures 24 x 19 inches including…

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    VITA DI S. PIO QUINTO SOMMO PONTEFICE DELL'ORDINE DE PREDICATORI Scritta Da PAOLO ALESSANDRO MARREI. Pubblicata Sotto I Gloriosi Auspici Della Santità Di Nostro Signore Papa Clemente XI. (LIFE OF POPE PIUS V, by Paolo Alessandro Marrei.) Published by Appresso Giacomo Tommasini, VENIZIA (VENICE), MDCCXII (1712). Text in Italian. Full VELLUM covers, 4 raised spine bands, handwritten title on spine, 6.5x9 inches (16.5x23 cm). Pagination: xxiv, 469, [1] pages. ILLUSTRATED with 2 engraved plates (of 3, lacks the portrait frontispiece). The TWO ENGRAVED PLATES consist of a copper engraved leaf with printed details at the bottom that read "Dominicus Muratori pinacit" and "Hieronymus Rossi incidit"; and a LARGE FOLD OPEN COPPER ENGRAVED PLATE that measures 24 x 19 inches including its white margins, with printed details at the bottom that read "Nic. Dorigny Gallus delin. et sculp. Rome sup. perm. an. 1699." Condition: The VELLUM COVERS are age discolored, rubbed, and show general wear, but remain solid and are attractive in a Harry Potter Hogwarts Library way; internally, there is an ink blotch / stain to the blank front free endpaper and a large circular ink stain to the last few pages of text and the endpapers (all text is fully legible); the folding plate has some large closed tears but is holding together and could be carefully repaired, though beautiful as is. A solid copy with printing and paper that is early and gorgeous. RARE 1712 EDITION in VELLUM COVERS, especially scarce with its Large Folding Engraved Plate that is usually lacking (because it was often removed and sold / disbursed separately).

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  • 1713 Francois Douaren SACRED RIGHTS of the FRENCH CHURCH / DE SACRIS ECCLESIAE MINISTERIIS AC BENEFICIIS Latin Text by Francois Douaren, FRANCISCI DUARENI 1713 Francois Douaren SACRED RIGHTS of the FRENCH CHURCH / DE SACRIS ECCLESIAE MINISTERIIS AC BENEFICIIS Latin Text
    Francois Douaren, FRANCISCI DUARENI

    DE SACRIS ECCLESIAE MINISTERIIS AC BENEFICIIS LIBRI VIII (Books I - VIII) in quibus quiquid ad plenam juris pontificii cognitionem necessarium est, breuiter dilucide explicatum continetur. Item pro libertate ecclesiae Gallicae adversus Romanam aulam defensio Parisiensis curiae, Lucouico XI Gallorum regi quondam oblata... LIBRI VIII, by FRANCISCI DUARENI (aka Francois DOUAREN, Francois DUAREN, Francois DUARENUS). Published ANNO M DCC XIII (1713). Publisher and place unstated. TEXT in LATIN. VELLUM covers, red and brown striped page edges, 4x6.5 inches (10x17 cm), 8vo. Pagination: [2], 515, [9] pages. Interesting Previous Owners: There is a blind stamped Name and Address of "A. M. STORACE (Alfonso Maria Storace), Tomaso 16, Napoli (Naples)" on the front free endpaper. Alfonso Maria Storace wrote, among other things,…

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    DE SACRIS ECCLESIAE MINISTERIIS AC BENEFICIIS LIBRI VIII (Books I - VIII) in quibus quiquid ad plenam juris pontificii cognitionem necessarium est, breuiter dilucide explicatum continetur. Item pro libertate ecclesiae Gallicae adversus Romanam aulam defensio Parisiensis curiae, Lucouico XI Gallorum regi quondam oblata... LIBRI VIII, by FRANCISCI DUARENI (aka Francois DOUAREN, Francois DUAREN, Francois DUARENUS). Published ANNO M DCC XIII (1713). Publisher and place unstated. TEXT in LATIN. VELLUM covers, red and brown striped page edges, 4x6.5 inches (10x17 cm), 8vo. Pagination: [2], 515, [9] pages. Interesting Previous Owners: There is a blind stamped Name and Address of "A. M. STORACE (Alfonso Maria Storace), Tomaso 16, Napoli (Naples)" on the front free endpaper. Alfonso Maria Storace wrote, among other things, a book titled: Ricerche Storiche Intorno al Comune di s. Antimo (Historical Research of the City of Sant'Antimo, Italy), which was published in Naples, Italy, in 1887. There is a circular ink stamp on the front pastedown showing that this book once was in the Library of Rev. L. KUENZEL (LESTER HENRY KUENZEL, aka Reverend L. Kunzel, Father Lester H. Kuenzel). He wrote, among other things, "A Manual of the Ceremonies of Low Mass" which was published in New York in 1930. And there is also a small, recent bookplate on the front pastedown with the letters "SAG". Condition: Remnants of a shelving label on the spine, spine lettering has rubbed away, some yellowing and soiling to the vellum covers, inner hinges cracked but holding, inner pages are toned, some quite heavily, but the printing is always legible. Overall a complete, solid, presentable copy of this book from 1713. About FRANÇOIS DOUAREN (from Wikipedia): ******François Douaren (also sometimes spelled Duaren; Franciscus Duarenus; Francisci Duareni) b. 1509 d. 1559,

    was a French jurist and professor of law at the University of Bourges. After studies in Paris under Budé and in Bourges, Douaren worked as an advocate for the Parlement of Paris. In 1538, he was called to teach at Bourges. Following a bitter dispute with Baro, he abandoned the chair for Paris until Baro's death in 1550, after which Douaren returned to teach at Bourges. Like his compatriots Jacques Cujas, François Hotman and Hugues Doneau, Douaren was one of the leading representatives of the legal humanist school of thought within the science of Roman law on the European continent. These 16th century French law professors applied the philological methods of the Italian humanists to legal texts. It was their aim to arrive at a historically more accurate understanding of the texts of the Roman Corpus Iuris Civilis. In addition to numerous commentaries on the Corpus, Douaren wrote a leading commentary on the Roman law of obligations, Commentarius de pactis (1544), which greatly influenced modern theories of obligations. His 1544 programme of studies, De ratione docendi discendique iuris epistola, was the first statement of the mos gallicus, the French Humanist approach to higher education. Its core contents - language studies, introductory classes on the base of the Justinian Code, a methodical approach based on the laws of the Corpus - came to be introduced at most European legal faculties.******

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  • 1714 A KEY to the MEMOIRS of the AFFAIRS of SCOTLAND First Edition Booklet 1714 A KEY to the MEMOIRS of the AFFAIRS of SCOTLAND First Edition Booklet

    A KEY TO THE MEMOIRS OF THE AFFAIRS OF SCOTLAND.

    LONDON: Printed for J. MOOR in Cornhill; and Sold by the Booksellers of London and Westminster. 1714. First edition, first state, without the added 3 page Key to the Appendix that was in later states.

    Thin Booklet, 4.5x7.5 inches (11x19 cm), 19 + [1] pages.

    Both this First State and the Second State with Appendix are held in the Oxford Bodleian Library, which is searchable online.

    The first state is described in the Bodleian Library as: "A Key to the Memoirs of the Affairs of Scotland / London : printed for J. Moor / 1714 / 19,[1]p. / 8? ".

    The later state is described as: "This edition…

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    A KEY TO THE MEMOIRS OF THE AFFAIRS OF SCOTLAND.

    LONDON: Printed for J. MOOR in Cornhill; and Sold by the Booksellers of London and Westminster. 1714. First edition, first state, without the added 3 page Key to the Appendix that was in later states.

    Thin Booklet, 4.5x7.5 inches (11x19 cm), 19 + [1] pages.

    Both this First State and the Second State with Appendix are held in the Oxford Bodleian Library, which is searchable online.

    The first state is described in the Bodleian Library as: "A Key to the Memoirs of the Affairs of Scotland / London : printed for J. Moor / 1714 / 19,[1]p. / 8? ".

    The later state is described as: "This edition includes 'A key to the appendix'. In this edition, the last line p.3 reads 'H---n', and the sig. A is under the 'm' in 'Hamilton'; there is a list of errata at foot of p.19 / 1714".

    Note that the first state has the sig. A under the 'a' in 'Hamilton', and there is NO list of errata at the foot of page 19.

    FAIR condition. Apparently bound with other booklets at some point as there are remnants of a leather spine still attached to the spine. Pages are toned with age and there is some scattered light foxing. Still a complete, original, fully legible booklet, with its original price of 6 d.

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  • 1719 SIR RICHARD STEELE to the EARL OF OXFORD Concerning the BILL OF PEERAGE by Richard Steele 1719 SIR RICHARD STEELE to the EARL OF OXFORD Concerning the BILL OF PEERAGE
    Richard Steele

    A LETTER to the EARL of O--d, Concerning the BILL OF PEERAGE. By Sir R----d S----le (Sir Richard Steele). LONDON: Printed for J. Roberts in Warwick-Lane, 1719. The Second Edition, so stated. Paper item, 4.5x7 inches, 32 pages. Condition: Completely disbound, all signatures and a few leaves are loose but all are in their proper order; the first page has a 2 inch closed tear starting at the middle of the top edge, the first few pages have a blackened and chipped upper corner (not affecting text), the pages are lightly toned, the first and last page are lightly soiled. Despite its flaws this is a complete copy, with printing that is clear, bright and fully legible. About SIR RICHARD…

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    A LETTER to the EARL of O--d, Concerning the BILL OF PEERAGE. By Sir R----d S----le (Sir Richard Steele). LONDON: Printed for J. Roberts in Warwick-Lane, 1719. The Second Edition, so stated. Paper item, 4.5x7 inches, 32 pages. Condition: Completely disbound, all signatures and a few leaves are loose but all are in their proper order; the first page has a 2 inch closed tear starting at the middle of the top edge, the first few pages have a blackened and chipped upper corner (not affecting text), the pages are lightly toned, the first and last page are lightly soiled. Despite its flaws this is a complete copy, with printing that is clear, bright and fully legible. About SIR RICHARD STEELE (from Wikipedia and elsewhere on the Internet): ******Sir Richard Steele (bap. 12 March 1672 - 1 September 1729) was an Irish writer and politician, remembered as co-founder, with his friend Joseph Addison, of the magazine The Spectator. Steele became a Whig Member of Parliament in 1713, for Stockbridge. He was soon expelled for issuing a pamphlet in favor of the Hanoverian succession. When George I of Great Britain came to the throne in the following year, Steele was knighted and given responsibility for the Theatre Royal, Drury Lane, London. He returned to parliament in 1715, for Boroughbridge. While at Drury Lane, Steele wrote and directed the sentimental comedy The Conscious Lovers, which was an immediate hit. However, in 1719 Steele found himself in agreement with Lord Oxford regarding The Bill Of Peerage, and wrote: A LETTER TO THE EARL OF O--D, CONCERNING THE BILL OF PEERAGE. This pamphlet and Steele's subsequent speeches caused him to fall out with Addison and, in 1724, he retired to his wife's homeland of Wales, where he spent the remainder of his life.******

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  • 1723 WESTMONASTERIUM: OR THE HISTORY AND ANTIQUITIES OF THE ABBEY CHURCH OF ST PETERS WESTMINSTER - 2 Folio Volumes with 133 PLATES by John Dart 1723 WESTMONASTERIUM: OR THE HISTORY AND ANTIQUITIES OF THE ABBEY CHURCH OF ST PETERS WESTMINSTER - 2 Folio Volumes with 133 PLATES
    John Dart

    WESTMONASTERIUM: OR THE HISTORY AND ANTIQUITIES OF THE ABBEY CHURCH OF ST PETERS WESTMINSTER.

    Two Folio Volumes. Filled with plates illustrating the funeral monuments of Westminster Abbey.

    LONDON: Printed & sold by James Cole engraver in Hatton Garden... (et al) [1723-1727]. First Edition.

    Hardcovers, leather covered boards, 10x16 inches (26x40 cm). Pagination:

    VOLUME I: [2] blank front leaves, [1] frontispiece engraving, [1] title page, [2] Dedication, [2] Preface, [5] Coats of Arms of Subscribers, [1] engraved portrait of the author John Dart, XLII Westminster Abbey a Poem, IV List of Subscribers Names, 195 pp., [1] Errata, [1] blank leaf.

    VOLUME I ILLUSTRATIONS: Frontispiece + 70 plates. Plates printed on one side only. Plus engraved headpieces, tailpieces, vignettes, and…

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    WESTMONASTERIUM: OR THE HISTORY AND ANTIQUITIES OF THE ABBEY CHURCH OF ST PETERS WESTMINSTER.

    Two Folio Volumes. Filled with plates illustrating the funeral monuments of Westminster Abbey.

    LONDON: Printed & sold by James Cole engraver in Hatton Garden... (et al) [1723-1727]. First Edition.

    Hardcovers, leather covered boards, 10x16 inches (26x40 cm). Pagination:

    VOLUME I: [2] blank front leaves, [1] frontispiece engraving, [1] title page, [2] Dedication, [2] Preface, [5] Coats of Arms of Subscribers, [1] engraved portrait of the author John Dart, XLII Westminster Abbey a Poem, IV List of Subscribers Names, 195 pp., [1] Errata, [1] blank leaf.

    VOLUME I ILLUSTRATIONS: Frontispiece + 70 plates. Plates printed on one side only. Plus engraved headpieces, tailpieces, vignettes, and initials.

    VOLUME II: [2] blank front leaves, [1] fold-open frontispiece, [1] title page, [1] subscribers names, [2] subscribers coats of arms, 146 pp., [4] Names of Persons buried in this Church, XLIV Lives of the Abbats of Westminster, 24 pp. History of St. Peter's, XVI Appendix, [1] blank rear endpaper.

    VOLUME II ILLUSTRATIONS: Frontispiece + 63 Plates. Plates printed on one side only. Plus engraved headpieces, tailpieces, vignettes, and initials.

    CONDITION: The pages and plates of both volumes are all present and suitable for rebinding, but the bindings are in poor condition and the books need to be rebound. The books are split into many sections, with many loose signatures, pages, etc. The front and rear boards are original and present but worn with peeling leather. The spines have split at numerous places and are in disrepair, and their leather coverings are chipping and flaking easily. The front and rear boards could be used in a rebinding with a new backing.

    VOLUME I Condition of Pages and Plates: The first and last few pages have edgewear, soiling and some spotting, as do some pages here and there. The gutter edge of many pages of this volume have browned because clear tape (that browned with age) was applied to that edge to try and keep the pages bound in, some old tape still remains in many places, and there are brown tape ghosts on the blank rear endpapers. There is toning and foxing mainly to the pages facing the plates and the blank verso of the plates and to the first and last few pages, but some here and there throughout as well. Some (perhaps 1/4) of the plates have browned, and have dark areas in the margins. (Perhaps smoke damage from long ago? But no smoke smell, just the nice old paper.) A few of the plates and the pages facing them are heavily foxed. Despite the flaws to some of the plates, all the plates present, and are quite rare.

    VOLUME II Condition of Pages and Plates: The pages and plates of this volume are in good condition. A few pages have some tape and/or tape browning at the left edge; there is a bit of foxing throughout but nothing significant on the pages or plates; there is no significant browning of the plates or margins; there is some offsetting, spotting, soiling, and edgewear to the first and last few pages. The fold-open frontispiece is splitting at the bottom of the fold, has some old tape repair on the backside, is toning and has some shorelining on the gutter margin. There is a pagination error following page 99, the facing blank backside of a plate is counted as a page. I have collated this book and all is present. Though many sections, signatures, and pages are loose, the volume is complete, and the plates are bright and clear.

    There is a large old signature and inscription dated 1782 on a blank prelim of each volume and a very small one at the top of the title pages: "Given to me this day by my Mother / (?) Stephenson Junior / 10th April 1782".

    These 300 year old books are complete including 133 plates. Despite their flaws these books are well deserving of preservation.

    PLEASE NOTE: These heavy books will be expensive to ship internationally.

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  • 1724 HANDWRITTEN SIGNED DOCUMENT from LIMOGES, FRANCE w/ OFFICIAL LIMOGES SEAL by NOTAIRE ROYAL 1724 HANDWRITTEN SIGNED DOCUMENT from LIMOGES, FRANCE w/ OFFICIAL LIMOGES SEAL
    NOTAIRE ROYAL

    HANDWRITTEN "LETTRE DE CHANGE ET QUITTANCE" - An Official Signed Document, Written and Signed by a "NOTAIRE ROYAL". The document is written on both sides of an 7.5x10" piece of laid rag paper. WRITTEN IN FRENCH. The letter begins "A Limoges Le Deuzieme jour des mois de Novembre mil sept cens vente quatres apres midy..." (Limoges, November 2, 1724, afternoon) There is an Official Stamp of the Seal of Limoges, France on the backside, below which is the signature of the official "Notaire Royal". GOOD condition. The letter has a number of horizontal folds and a vertical fold, all from where it was folded to fit into a small envelope (no envelope is present). There is some edge and corner…

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    HANDWRITTEN "LETTRE DE CHANGE ET QUITTANCE" - An Official Signed Document, Written and Signed by a "NOTAIRE ROYAL". The document is written on both sides of an 7.5x10" piece of laid rag paper. WRITTEN IN FRENCH. The letter begins "A Limoges Le Deuzieme jour des mois de Novembre mil sept cens vente quatres apres midy..." (Limoges, November 2, 1724, afternoon) There is an Official Stamp of the Seal of Limoges, France on the backside, below which is the signature of the official "Notaire Royal". GOOD condition. The letter has a number of horizontal folds and a vertical fold, all from where it was folded to fit into a small envelope (no envelope is present). There is some edge and corner wear, and a few closed tears at the edges of some of the folds. Overall a sturdy copy with writing that is clear and legible.Would look great framed. Please see the provided images to get a good idea of the letter, its contents, and its condition.

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  • 1725 Vellum GEORGE BUCHANAN - OPERA OMNIA, HISTORICA, CHRONOLOGICA, JURIDICA, &c by George Buchanan, Georgii Buchanani 1725 Vellum GEORGE BUCHANAN - OPERA OMNIA, HISTORICA, CHRONOLOGICA, JURIDICA, &c
    George Buchanan, Georgii Buchanani

    Georgii Buchanani [George Buchanan]. OPERA OMNIA, HISTORICA, CHRONOLOGICA, JURIDICA, POLITICA, SATYRICA & PEOTICA. Volume One only (of Two Volumes). Lugdunum Batavorum (Leiden), Johannem Arnoldum Langerak (Johan Arnold Langerak), MDCCXXV (1725). Early edition. (the printer Joh. Arnold Langerak was active from 1710-1750). Contemporary VELLUM BINDING, blind-stamped design and framing on the front and rear covers, 5 raised spine bands, handwritten title on spine, 8" x 10". Pagination: [140] prelim pages including life of George Buchanan, 732 Text, [96] Index, [6] prelims to JURE REGNI Apud Scotos, 116 Text. Illustrated with an engraved frontispiece and a fold-open chart. CONDITION: The Vellum covers are split at the folds but holding well with the five cord bindings; the vellum from the top spine compartment…

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    Georgii Buchanani [George Buchanan]. OPERA OMNIA, HISTORICA, CHRONOLOGICA, JURIDICA, POLITICA, SATYRICA & PEOTICA. Volume One only (of Two Volumes). Lugdunum Batavorum (Leiden), Johannem Arnoldum Langerak (Johan Arnold Langerak), MDCCXXV (1725). Early edition. (the printer Joh. Arnold Langerak was active from 1710-1750). Contemporary VELLUM BINDING, blind-stamped design and framing on the front and rear covers, 5 raised spine bands, handwritten title on spine, 8" x 10". Pagination: [140] prelim pages including life of George Buchanan, 732 Text, [96] Index, [6] prelims to JURE REGNI Apud Scotos, 116 Text. Illustrated with an engraved frontispiece and a fold-open chart. CONDITION: The Vellum covers are split at the folds but holding well with the five cord bindings; the vellum from the top spine compartment has broken off (i.e. is missing), there is an edge piece of vellum missing from the second compartment (the compartment with the hand-written title) that partially affects one letter, and there is some cracking to the spine vellum; the front and rear vellum covers have some soiling, age toning, and spotting; overall the vellum covers show wear, but are still quite attractive in a Harry Potter Hogwarts Library sort of way. Internally very nice, some age foxing, corner creasing, toning and soiling here and there throughout, but overall the inner pages are complete, tight, bright, clean and unmarked. A quite impressive copy. An Important 289 year-old book by an Renowned SCOTTISH Writer and Scholar. With its vellum binding, the book looks impressive on and off the shelf. A snippet about GEORGE BUCHANAN (from a much longer Wikipedia article): ******George Buchanan (February 1506 - 28 September 1582) was a Scottish historian and humanist scholar. Brown says that Buchanan was "the most profound intellectual sixteenth century Scotland produced." His ideology of resistance to royal usurpation gained widespread acceptance during the Scottish Reformation. Brown says the ease with which King James VII was deposed in 1689 shows the power of Buchananite ideas.******

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  • 1726 GERMAN PHILOSOPHICAL LEXICON First Edition SIGNED by J. F. CLASSEN Important Association Copy in Vellum Covers by Johann Georg Walch 1726 GERMAN PHILOSOPHICAL LEXICON First Edition SIGNED by J. F. CLASSEN Important Association Copy in Vellum Covers
    Johann Georg Walch

    PHILOSOPHISCHES LEXICON: Darinnen Die in allen Theilen der Philosophie, als Logic, Metaphysic, Physic, Pneumatic, Ethic, natu?rlichen Theologie... by Johann Georg Walch.

    LEIPZIG: Verlegts Joh. Friedrich Gleditschens seel. Sohn, 1726. FIRST EDITION.

    Vellum Covers, spine tooled in gilt, all edges stained red, [21], 3048 (columns), [90] pp., frontispiece portrait of Walch plus engraved initials and headpiece in the Introduction, 5.5x8.5 inches (14x21.5cm).

    The first major philosophical dictionary in German, with words from "Abend" to "Zwietracht".

    SIGNED and DATED by JOHAN FREDERIK CLASSEN (aka J. F. Classen), with his SIGNATURE and the date 1753 at the bottom corner of the front free endpaper.

    GOOD PLUS Condition: Soiling and light wear to the vellum covers, spine gilt somewhat faded; inner pages age toned…

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    PHILOSOPHISCHES LEXICON: Darinnen Die in allen Theilen der Philosophie, als Logic, Metaphysic, Physic, Pneumatic, Ethic, natu?rlichen Theologie... by Johann Georg Walch.

    LEIPZIG: Verlegts Joh. Friedrich Gleditschens seel. Sohn, 1726. FIRST EDITION.

    Vellum Covers, spine tooled in gilt, all edges stained red, [21], 3048 (columns), [90] pp., frontispiece portrait of Walch plus engraved initials and headpiece in the Introduction, 5.5x8.5 inches (14x21.5cm).

    The first major philosophical dictionary in German, with words from "Abend" to "Zwietracht".

    SIGNED and DATED by JOHAN FREDERIK CLASSEN (aka J. F. Classen), with his SIGNATURE and the date 1753 at the bottom corner of the front free endpaper.

    GOOD PLUS Condition: Soiling and light wear to the vellum covers, spine gilt somewhat faded; inner pages age toned with scattered faint marginal soiling and foxing, text largely unaffected. Overall a complete, fully legible, and amazingly solid copy of this 1726 philosophical dictionary / lexicon.

    RARE 1726 FIRST EDITION and an IMPORTANT ASSOCIATION COPY with the Signature of J. F. Classen. Books with the stamp and marks of the Classen library that was built after his death are not uncommon, but books with his actual signature are rarely seen.

    About JOHAN FREDERIK CLASSEN (from Wikipedia):

    ******Johan Frederik Classen, frequently known simply as J. F. Classen, b.1725 d.1792, was a Danish-Norwegian industrialist, major general, landowner and founder of Det Classenske Fideicommis. He served as chancellery adviser to King Frederik V.

    A patron of literature, Classen bought books at home and abroad until he had amassed a large library. In his will Classen left all his assets and possessions to a charitable foundation, Det Classenske Fideicommis. It was to be used "to educate good people...and to help to alleviate poverty and misery." The fund still has considerable assets.

    The Classen Library (Danish: Det Classenske Bibliotek) in Amaliegade in Copenhagen was built at the time of Classen's death in 1792 to house his extensive library of some 20,000 volumes. It was a public library in Copenhagen, Denmark, the third largest library in the city, surpassed only by the Royal Danish Library and Copenhagen University Library. It existed until 1867 when it was merged with the Copenhagen University Library.****** (Read much more about J. F. Classen on his Wikipedia page.)

    INTERNATIONAL BUYERS PLEASE NOTE: This book is heavy and will require additional shipping charges. After placing your order you will be notified of the additional charges and be able to accept or reject them before your payment is processed. Or you can contact us ahead of time to find out the shipping charge to your country. Thanks.

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  • 1734 TREATISE on CLOCKS / Traité des Horloges ILLUSTRATED w/ 27 Fold-Open PLATES - Clock and Watch Making by Jacques Allexandre 1734 TREATISE on CLOCKS / Traité des Horloges ILLUSTRATED w/ 27 Fold-Open PLATES - Clock and Watch Making
    Jacques Allexandre

    TRAITÉ GÉNÉRAL DES HORLOGES, by Jacques Allexandre.

    PARIS: Hippolyte-Louis Guerin & Jacques Guerin, 1734. First Edition. TEXT in FRENCH.

    A wonderfully illustrated treatise on the history and art of making timepieces. At the rear there is a catalog of writers on the subject with a brief account of their principal works.

    Hardcovers, leather covered boards, five raised spine bands, gilt decorated spine with brown morocco spine label lettered in gilt, red page edges, marbled endpapers, 5x8 inches (12x20 cm). Pagination: viii, 387, [8] pages;

    ILLUSTRATED with 27 ENGRAVED FOLDING PLATES and 4 folding tables. (Two of the 27 plates are numbered with the same number, namely plates IX and XXIII, so the last plate - which is actually plate…

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    TRAITÉ GÉNÉRAL DES HORLOGES, by Jacques Allexandre.

    PARIS: Hippolyte-Louis Guerin & Jacques Guerin, 1734. First Edition. TEXT in FRENCH.

    A wonderfully illustrated treatise on the history and art of making timepieces. At the rear there is a catalog of writers on the subject with a brief account of their principal works.

    Hardcovers, leather covered boards, five raised spine bands, gilt decorated spine with brown morocco spine label lettered in gilt, red page edges, marbled endpapers, 5x8 inches (12x20 cm). Pagination: viii, 387, [8] pages;

    ILLUSTRATED with 27 ENGRAVED FOLDING PLATES and 4 folding tables. (Two of the 27 plates are numbered with the same number, namely plates IX and XXIII, so the last plate - which is actually plate 27 - is numbered XXV.)

    GOOD Condition: Covers are rubbed, worn through at the corners and bottom edges, and chipped at the spine ends, but still solid and attractive. Internally, the pages are age toned, there is scattered light foxing, some plates have edgewear and some edge chipping, not affecting the illustrations, otherwise tight, bright, clean and clear. A complete, very presentable copy.

    This 1734 book is a rare time-piece in its own right.

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  • 1734 Vellum JUDICIAL WORKS / LEGAL WRITINGS of Joannis Yanez Parladorii in LATIN by JANNIS YANEZ PALADORII / JUAN YANEZ PALADORIO 1734 Vellum JUDICIAL WORKS / LEGAL WRITINGS of Joannis Yanez Parladorii in LATIN
    JANNIS YANEZ PALADORII / JUAN YANEZ PALADORIO

    JOANNIS YANEZ PARLADORII in REGIO VALLISOLETANO Prætorio Advocati OPERA JURIDICA, Sive Rerum Quotidianarum Libri Duo: QUOTIDIANARUM DIFFERENTIARUM Sesqui-Centuria; et QUÆSTIONES PRACTICAE-FORENSES Duodeviginti cum Tribus Epistolis ad Filios Scriptis. QUAE OMNIA, ET RERUM PONDERE, ET SERMONIS ELEGANTIA EXORNATA... (JUDICIAL WORKS of JANNIS YANEZ PALADORII /

    JUAN YANEZ PALADORIO) COLONIAE ALLOBROGUM [i.e. GENEVA]: Sumptibus Fratrum De Tournes, NOVA EDITIO, CAETERIS LONGE ELEGANTIOR & EMENDATIOR (New Edition, Revised, Enlarged and Corrected), M. DCC. XXXIV (1734). FULL VELLUM BOUND with five spine cords, two leather ties at the front, 9x14 inches (23x35 cm). Pagination: [20], 424, [42] pages. Title page is printed in red & black, and has an engraved woodcut illustration. Text in Latin, printed in two columns. Illustrated with engraved head and…

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    JOANNIS YANEZ PARLADORII in REGIO VALLISOLETANO Prætorio Advocati OPERA JURIDICA, Sive Rerum Quotidianarum Libri Duo: QUOTIDIANARUM DIFFERENTIARUM Sesqui-Centuria; et QUÆSTIONES PRACTICAE-FORENSES Duodeviginti cum Tribus Epistolis ad Filios Scriptis. QUAE OMNIA, ET RERUM PONDERE, ET SERMONIS ELEGANTIA EXORNATA... (JUDICIAL WORKS of JANNIS YANEZ PALADORII /

    JUAN YANEZ PALADORIO) COLONIAE ALLOBROGUM [i.e. GENEVA]: Sumptibus Fratrum De Tournes, NOVA EDITIO, CAETERIS LONGE ELEGANTIOR & EMENDATIOR (New Edition, Revised, Enlarged and Corrected), M. DCC. XXXIV (1734). FULL VELLUM BOUND with five spine cords, two leather ties at the front, 9x14 inches (23x35 cm). Pagination: [20], 424, [42] pages. Title page is printed in red & black, and has an engraved woodcut illustration. Text in Latin, printed in two columns. Illustrated with engraved head and tail pieces. GOOD Condition: The Vellum covers have some soiling, rubbing, and darkening, wear at the corners and spine ends, and one of the edge fold overs is unfolding; overall the covers are attractive and still doing their job well. Internally, there is an early signature in elegant script on the blank verso of the title page, the blank free endpapers are lacking, the last two leaves have bio predation to their front edge (not affecting text), and the last 10 leaves have bio predation to the upper corner area (not affecting text), the printed text is toned / browned as normal, there is light foxing throughout, there are a few ink smudges, spots, corner creases, and the like, here and there; otherwise the inner pages remain tight, clean and unmarked, with printing that is clear and fully legible. A complete, solid, nice copy. JOANNIS YANEZ PARLADORII

    / JUAN YANEZ PARLADORIO was a Spanish lawyer active in the latter 1500s. His legal writings on civil, fiscal and commercial law made him known throughout Europe. RARE 1734 Edition of this Important Legal Work. INTERNATIONAL BUYERS PLEASE NOTE: This book is large and heavy and will require additional shipping charges. After placing your order you will be notified of the additional charges and be able to accept or reject them before your payment is processed. Or you can contact us ahead of time to find out the shipping charge to your country. Thanks.

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  • 1735 WILLIAM PULTENEY, EARL OF BATH - A SERIES OF WISDOM & POLICY : REVIEW of FOREIGN NEGOTIATIONS & TRANSACTIONS for SEVERAL YEARS PAST by WILLIAM PULTENEY, EARL OF BATH 1735 WILLIAM PULTENEY, EARL OF BATH - A SERIES OF WISDOM & POLICY : REVIEW of FOREIGN NEGOTIATIONS & TRANSACTIONS for SEVERAL YEARS PAST
    WILLIAM PULTENEY, EARL OF BATH

    A SERIES OF WISDOM AND POLICY Manifested in a REVIEW of our FOREIGN NEGOTIATIONS and TRANSACTIONS for SEVERAL YEARS PAST. Being a Complete Answer to POLITICKS on BOTH SIDES, &c. In a LETTER to a MEMBER OF PARLIAMENT. Author unstated but known to be WILLIAM PULTENEY, EARL OF BATH. LONDON: Printed for J. ROBERTS, near the Oxford-Arms in Warwick-Lane. M DCC XXXV (1735). Paper item, 5x8 inches, 73 pages. Illustrated with a head piece, engraved first letter, and a tail piece. Condition: Disbound, the first and last leaf are almost loose, the first page has a couple numbers written at its top margin, some circular label ghosts, and has its bottom corner torn out (not affecting any text), the first…

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    A SERIES OF WISDOM AND POLICY Manifested in a REVIEW of our FOREIGN NEGOTIATIONS and TRANSACTIONS for SEVERAL YEARS PAST. Being a Complete Answer to POLITICKS on BOTH SIDES, &c. In a LETTER to a MEMBER OF PARLIAMENT. Author unstated but known to be WILLIAM PULTENEY, EARL OF BATH. LONDON: Printed for J. ROBERTS, near the Oxford-Arms in Warwick-Lane. M DCC XXXV (1735). Paper item, 5x8 inches, 73 pages. Illustrated with a head piece, engraved first letter, and a tail piece. Condition: Disbound, the first and last leaf are almost loose, the first page has a couple numbers written at its top margin, some circular label ghosts, and has its bottom corner torn out (not affecting any text), the first and last page are soiled and toned, all pages are toned at the margins, there is some foxing here and there, but overall the inner pages are nice, bright, clean, clear and unmarked.

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  • 1737-1796 HANDWRITTEN EPHEMERA LEDGER DOCS - COLONIAL PENNSYLVANIA AMERICANA 1737-1796 HANDWRITTEN EPHEMERA LEDGER DOCS - COLONIAL PENNSYLVANIA AMERICANA

    NINE PIECES of EPHEMERA / HAND-WRITTEN DOCUMENTS, COLONIAL and POST REVOLUTIONARY WAR AMERICANA, related to WILLIAM JONES and OTHERS, apparently from PENNSYLVANIA (as per a few indications in the documents, and my research into a few of the names in the documents). All the items are handwritten on various size pieces of laid paper, some have watermarks.Following is a descriptive list of EACH OF THE 9 ITEMS (caps are usually mine): (1) 1783 Handwritten financial document dated October 11th, 1783. Writing on one side only, small calculation on backside. "Received October 11th 1783 of WILLIAM JONES by the hand of HIS SON MATHEW thirty three shillings and six pence in full." Signed by STEPHEN PASCHALL. Paper in FAIR CONDITION, yellowed…

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    NINE PIECES of EPHEMERA / HAND-WRITTEN DOCUMENTS, COLONIAL and POST REVOLUTIONARY WAR AMERICANA, related to WILLIAM JONES and OTHERS, apparently from PENNSYLVANIA (as per a few indications in the documents, and my research into a few of the names in the documents). All the items are handwritten on various size pieces of laid paper, some have watermarks.Following is a descriptive list of EACH OF THE 9 ITEMS (caps are usually mine): (1) 1783 Handwritten financial document dated October 11th, 1783. Writing on one side only, small calculation on backside. "Received October 11th 1783 of WILLIAM JONES by the hand of HIS SON MATHEW thirty three shillings and six pence in full." Signed by STEPHEN PASCHALL. Paper in FAIR CONDITION, yellowed with age; creases from folding; tape used along top edge for mending. (2) 1769 Handwritten banking memo. Single sheet of paper with miscellaneous notes and calculations. Writing on both sides. Reference to a purchase of 21 oxen on April 2nd, 1769 in the amount of one hundred and ninety three pounds twelve shillings by a William Jones. "Received of WM. JONES One Hundred and Ninety Three Pounds Twelve Shillings in full for 21 oxen Delivered him April 2nd 1769..." Signed by EBENEZER CANFIELD. Ledger notes include: "28 oxen Brought Down Between WM. JONES and JOHN SMITH..."; "MOSES MARTIN bought 2 at..."; "CHARLES MOORE'S horse came Nov 27, Took away March 26th..." Paper in POOR CONDITION, yellowed and faded with age, ink has gone through to other side of paper in places; creased from folding; hole through center of both pages; tape used to attempt to mend tears and holes. (3) 1796 Small Handwritten bank note dated February 5, 1796. Writing on one side only. "Received Feb 5th 1796 of MR. ANTHONY C. (MARNIS ?) four pounds two shillings and six pence in full for [illegible]." Signed by WILLIAM & JOS (JOSEPH) GRAY. Paper in GOOD CONDITION, creased along edges and corners. (4) 1764 Half-page Handwritten bank note dated July 21, 1764. Writing on one side only. "Received of MR. WILLIAM JONES July 21st, 1764 by the hands of your Overseer the sum of three pounds two shillings on Account". Signed by JOHN SAYRE & COMPANY. Paper in FAIR CONDITION, yellowed with age; crease marks from folding; holes along creases; paper loss along right edge; tape repairs on blank backside.(5) 1737 Half-page probably from a banking book, dated 1737 in the top left corner. Writing mostly on one side, a column of numbers on backside. Handwritten page is presumably from a banking ledger, recording amounts and transactions. Nice list of Colonial American Names. List of names with sums: JOHN GRIFFEY, MATTHIAS CARTE, PETTER PETERSON, JOHN (RANSON?), THOMAS CLAYTON, JOSEPH GRIST, GEORGE GRIST, JOHN (RAILIE?) Paper in POOR CONDITION, yellowed and darkened with age; creased from folding; discoloration; tape used to mend tears, tape has discolored paper. (6) Undated Half-page probably from a banking ledger, no date. Writing on one side only. "DR. MATHEW JONES, ESQ. in (acct?) with RICH. (RICHARD) LLOYD. Ledger contains dates and transaction details. Paper in FAIR CONDITION, discolored with age; creased from folding. (7) 1787 Handwritten banking memo dated May 10, 1787. Writing on both sides. "Balance Due WILLIAM JONES..."; "Settled this 10th day of May 1787 By us - WILLIAM JONES, DANIEL (BURCHALL?)". Paper in POOR CONDITION, faded with age; heavy creases from folding; clear (now darkened) tape used to reinforce creases. (8) 1787 Handwritten bank note dated March 12, 1787. Writing on both sides. "Received of WILLIAM JONES the sum of seven pounds being the fees & expense in full for surveying two tracts of land one on STONEY CREEK and the other in MILLFORD (MILFORD) TOWNSHIP". Signed by GEORGE WOODS. There is a written note on the backside that mentions a DR. WILLIAM H. DELANY and a (DR.?) TOBIN. Paper in FAIR CONDITION, yellowed with age; creased from folding; tape used to mend tears. (9) 1796 Handwritten large-page ledger document--dated 1796

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  • 1738 LATIN GERMAN LEXICON Compendium Universae Latintatis in Exercitia Germanica by Friedrich Hermann Ludwig MUZELL 1738 LATIN GERMAN LEXICON Compendium Universae Latintatis in Exercitia Germanica
    Friedrich Hermann Ludwig MUZELL

    Compendium Universae Latinitatis Ad Dvctvm Lexici Fabro-Cellariani In Exercitia Germanica Redactae Svbivnctis Vocabvlis Et Phrasibvs Avctoritate Probatis... By Friedrich Hermann Ludwig MUZELL (aka Friedrich Muzelius,Friderico Muzelio).

    Christoph Gottlieb Nicolai, Berlin, Germany, 1738.

    Hardcovers, leather covered boards, four raised spine bands, gilt page edges, decorative endpapers, 4x6 inches (10x15.5 cm). Pagination: [xiv], 596 (it is well known that this book actually has only 508 pages; there is a printer's pagination error causing the page following 280 to be numbered 369; it is however the correct page and ALL pages are present as published), [18] pages. Text in LATIN and GERMAN. Illustrated with a portrait frontispiece, decorative initials and tail pieces.

    This is a rare early edition of this Latin German Lexicon.

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    Compendium Universae Latinitatis Ad Dvctvm Lexici Fabro-Cellariani In Exercitia Germanica Redactae Svbivnctis Vocabvlis Et Phrasibvs Avctoritate Probatis... By Friedrich Hermann Ludwig MUZELL (aka Friedrich Muzelius,Friderico Muzelio).

    Christoph Gottlieb Nicolai, Berlin, Germany, 1738.

    Hardcovers, leather covered boards, four raised spine bands, gilt page edges, decorative endpapers, 4x6 inches (10x15.5 cm). Pagination: [xiv], 596 (it is well known that this book actually has only 508 pages; there is a printer's pagination error causing the page following 280 to be numbered 369; it is however the correct page and ALL pages are present as published), [18] pages. Text in LATIN and GERMAN. Illustrated with a portrait frontispiece, decorative initials and tail pieces.

    This is a rare early edition of this Latin German Lexicon.

    GOOD Condition: Covers are rubbed, spine folds are scraped, front spine fold is cracked but holding well, 1 inch of spine covering is missing at the top, otherwise the covers are doing their job well and are attractive in a Hogwarts Library way; internally, there are a number of early ownership signatures and a red embossed seal on the verso of the front free endpaper, pages lightly browned with age, there is a bit of foxing / spotting here and there, overall the inner pages remain tight, bright, clean and clear. A solid, presentable copy.

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  • 1740 Folio Göttingen UNIVERSAL-REGISTER ÜBER WESTPHÄLISCHEN - GERMAN GENEALOGY by JOHANN LUDOLPH WALTHER 1740 Folio Göttingen UNIVERSAL-REGISTER ÜBER WESTPHÄLISCHEN - GERMAN GENEALOGY
    JOHANN LUDOLPH WALTHER

    UNIVERSAL REGISTER ÜBER die SECHS THEILE der WESTPHÄLISCHEN FRIEDENS HANDLUNGEN und GESCHICHTE, IMGLEICHEN Über die ZWEEN THEILE der NÜRNBERGISCHEN FRIEDENS-EXECUTIONS-HANDLUNGEN und GESCHICHTE. Von JOHANN LUDOLPH WALTHER. (UNIVERSAL REGISTER on the SIX PARTS of the WESTPHALIAN PEACE ACTS and HISTORY, and likewise about the (TWO?) PARTS of the NUREMBERG PEACE PLANS - ACTS and HISTORY. By JOHANN LUDOLF WALTHER.) GOTTINGEN (Germany): Universitaets-Buchhandlung, 1740. First Edition. THICK FOLIO SIZE BOOK, four spine binding cords, plain uncovered card (thick layered paper) front and rear boards (it appears as if the book had its original covering (vellum?) removed and was being prepared for recovering), 9" X 13.5" (23cm x 34cm.) Pagination: [4] half-title page, title-page, blank versos; IV Forward, [2] Dedication (laid-in loosely); [4]…

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    UNIVERSAL REGISTER ÜBER die SECHS THEILE der WESTPHÄLISCHEN FRIEDENS HANDLUNGEN und GESCHICHTE, IMGLEICHEN Über die ZWEEN THEILE der NÜRNBERGISCHEN FRIEDENS-EXECUTIONS-HANDLUNGEN und GESCHICHTE. Von JOHANN LUDOLPH WALTHER. (UNIVERSAL REGISTER on the SIX PARTS of the WESTPHALIAN PEACE ACTS and HISTORY, and likewise about the (TWO?) PARTS of the NUREMBERG PEACE PLANS - ACTS and HISTORY. By JOHANN LUDOLF WALTHER.) GOTTINGEN (Germany): Universitaets-Buchhandlung, 1740. First Edition. THICK FOLIO SIZE BOOK, four spine binding cords, plain uncovered card (thick layered paper) front and rear boards (it appears as if the book had its original covering (vellum?) removed and was being prepared for recovering), 9" X 13.5" (23cm x 34cm.) Pagination: [4] half-title page, title-page, blank versos; IV Forward, [2] Dedication (laid-in loosely); [4] Author's Preface with half-page engraving; XCVI Instrumentum Pacis; 104 plus 3 fold-open Genealogical Charts and several unnumbered Genealogical Plates; + 686. Illustrated with a lovely half-page engraving, a title-page engraved crest, some facsimile signatures, and an engraved Printer's device at the bottom of the last page. CONDITION: Covers are plain layered-paper card boards lacking their leather over-covering, as noted above. They are well-worn along the edges, but look suitable for recovering. The text block is in good shape, the dedication leaf (following the title-page) is detached and laid-in loosely, there are creases and edge wear, here and there throughout, pages show light age toning, overall the pages are very well maintained, still complete, tight, bright, clean and unmarked. Collated with an online digitized copy of this book held at the Bavarian National State Library. VERY RARE and IMPORTANT GERMAN BOOK of EARLY ACTS, PEACE DECREES, and GENEALOGY.

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  • 1740 SCALIGER on History, Morals & Literature CONTROVERSIAL RELIGIOUS SCHOLAR French Text SCALIGERANA, THUANA, PERRONIANA, PITHONIANA, et COLOMESIANA : Ou Remargues Historiques, Critiques, Morales, & Litteraires by Joseph Justus Scaliger 1740 SCALIGER on History, Morals & Literature CONTROVERSIAL RELIGIOUS SCHOLAR French Text SCALIGERANA, THUANA, PERRONIANA, PITHONIANA, et COLOMESIANA : Ou Remargues Historiques, Critiques, Morales, & Litteraires
    Joseph Justus Scaliger

    SCALIGERANA, THUANA, PERRONIANA, PITHONIANA, et COLOMESIANA : Ou Remargues Historiques, Critiques, Morales, & Litteraires De Jos. SCALIGER, J. Aug. de Thou, le CARDIANAL Du PERRON, Fr. Pithou, & P. Columie's avec les Notes de Plusieurs Savants. TOME PREMIER. By J. J. SCALIGER (Joseph Justus Scaliger). Published in AMSTERDAM, Chez Covens & Mortier, MDCCXL (1740). Tome Premier / Volume One ONLY (of two volumes). Hardcovers, leather covered boards, five raised spine bands, spine title label, 12mo., 3.75x6.75 inches (9x16.5 cm). Pagination: [xiv], 628, [1] pages. Title page printed in black & red. Two Interesting BOOKPLATES and ASSOCIATIONS. (1) A Spade Shield Bookplate of GEORGE COURTENAY, is on the front pastedown. It measures 2.5x4.5 inches (6x9.5 cm). The Courtenays were Baronets at…

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    SCALIGERANA, THUANA, PERRONIANA, PITHONIANA, et COLOMESIANA : Ou Remargues Historiques, Critiques, Morales, & Litteraires De Jos. SCALIGER, J. Aug. de Thou, le CARDIANAL Du PERRON, Fr. Pithou, & P. Columie's avec les Notes de Plusieurs Savants. TOME PREMIER. By J. J. SCALIGER (Joseph Justus Scaliger). Published in AMSTERDAM, Chez Covens & Mortier, MDCCXL (1740). Tome Premier / Volume One ONLY (of two volumes). Hardcovers, leather covered boards, five raised spine bands, spine title label, 12mo., 3.75x6.75 inches (9x16.5 cm). Pagination: [xiv], 628, [1] pages. Title page printed in black & red. Two Interesting BOOKPLATES and ASSOCIATIONS. (1) A Spade Shield Bookplate of GEORGE COURTENAY, is on the front pastedown. It measures 2.5x4.5 inches (6x9.5 cm). The Courtenays were Baronets at one time. (2) An Art Deco style Bookplate of H. GORDON WARD, with the printed date JULY 1931, is on the rear pastedown. This bookplate also has "Long Eaton" and "W.M. Rigby" printed in smaller font at its bottom. From my limited research it seems that H. Gordon Ward was a book collector and scholar. Both bookplates are worthy of further research, imho. CONDITION: The front and rear covers are disbound (i.e. present but laid on loosely), the leather covered boards are scraped and rubbed, the spine covering is split, rubbed, and cracked, and it is chipped at its ends, but remains well attached to the text block; the gilt on the spine title label has mostly rubbed away; internally, the inner hinge is cracked at a few places but remains bound with its sewn binding, the pages are lightly toned and have a few spots and creases here and there, there are a few relevant previous owners margin notes in pencil, otherwise the pages are tight, bright, clean, clear and unmarked. SCARCE 1740 BOOK by SCALIGER with Two Interesting BOOKPLATES. About JOSEPH JUSTUS SCALIGER (excerpted from Wikipedia): ******Joseph Justus Scaliger, b. 1540 d. 1609, was a French religious leader and scholar, known for expanding the notion of classical history from Greek and ancient Roman history to include Persian, Babylonian, Jewish and ancient Egyptian history. He spent the last sixteen years of his life in the Netherlands. During the first seven years of his residence at Leiden his reputation was at its highest point. His literary judgement was unquestioned. From his throne at Leiden he ruled the learned world; a word from him could make or mar a rising reputation. At the same time, Scaliger had made numerous enemies. He hated ignorance, but he hated still more half-learning, and most of all dishonesty in argument or in quotation. He had no toleration for the disingenuous argument and the misstatements of facts of those who wrote to support a theory or to defend an unsound cause. His pungent sarcasm soon reached the ears of the persons who were its object, and his pen was not less bitter than his tongue. He was conscious of his power, and not always sufficiently cautious or sufficiently gentle in its exercise. He made many enemies. The results of his method of historical criticism threatened the Catholic controversialists and the authenticity of many of the documents on which they relied. The Jesuits, who aspired to be the source of all scholarship and criticism, saw the writings and authority of Scaliger as a formidable barrier to their claims. Scaliger was known to be an irreconcilable Protestant and as long as his intellectual supremacy was unquestioned, the Protestants had the advantage in learning and scholarship. His enemies therefore aimed to attack him as a man and to destroy his reputation. This was no easy task, for his moral character was high. Nonetheless, in 1607 the Jesuits successfully attacked Scaliger by publishing a 400 page tome that purportedly exposed 500 lies in Scaliger's works. This was said to have broken Scaliger's spirit, and two years later he died.******

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  • 1741 ISTORIA DELLE INVESTITURE DELLE DIGNITA` ECCLESIASTICHE Catholic Ecclesiastical Book BEAUTIFULLY PRINTED in ITALY by Enrico Noris 1741 ISTORIA DELLE INVESTITURE DELLE DIGNITA` ECCLESIASTICHE Catholic Ecclesiastical Book BEAUTIFULLY PRINTED in ITALY
    Enrico Noris

    ISTORIA DELLE INVESTITURE DELLE DIGNITA` ECCLESIASTICHE... contra Luigi Maimburgo Con dugento, e quattro lettere parimente non più stampate del medesimo Autore in materie Erudite... Scritta dal PADRE ENRICO NORIS. Published by Alberto Tumarmani, MANTOVA (Mantua), Italy, MDCCXLI (1741). The book is in two parts, the second part containing letters written by the author. Each part is numbered separately. TEXT in ITALIAN with some LATIN. Rebound in Hardcovers, cloth covered boards, gilt title on spine, folio, 9.5x14 inches (24x36 cm) Pagination: [viii], 758 numbered columns (379 pages with 2 columns per page), [1], 380 numbered columns (190 pages with 2 columns per page), [2] pp. Illustrated with 3 beautiful engravings, one each on the title page, the dedication page, and the…

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    ISTORIA DELLE INVESTITURE DELLE DIGNITA` ECCLESIASTICHE... contra Luigi Maimburgo Con dugento, e quattro lettere parimente non più stampate del medesimo Autore in materie Erudite... Scritta dal PADRE ENRICO NORIS. Published by Alberto Tumarmani, MANTOVA (Mantua), Italy, MDCCXLI (1741). The book is in two parts, the second part containing letters written by the author. Each part is numbered separately. TEXT in ITALIAN with some LATIN. Rebound in Hardcovers, cloth covered boards, gilt title on spine, folio, 9.5x14 inches (24x36 cm) Pagination: [viii], 758 numbered columns (379 pages with 2 columns per page), [1], 380 numbered columns (190 pages with 2 columns per page), [2] pp. Illustrated with 3 beautiful engravings, one each on the title page, the dedication page, and the first page of text; 2 engraved title letters; and some head and tail pieces. Deaccessioned from the Library of MOUNT ST. ALPHONSUS SEMINARY, Esopus, New York. VERY GOOD CONDITION: The recent hardcovers are sunned but remain sturdy and are doing their job well; the top page edges (page edges of the closed book) have some foxing; ex library as noted above, with some library stamps and a label on the title page and its blank verso, and a library card pocket on the rear pastedown; internally there is a bit of rippling, some soiling and a small piece of toned tape to the title page, a bit of foxing here and there, and a crease to the last page; overall the pages are lovely, tight, bright, clean, clear and unmarked. A complete, solid, very nice copy. This lovely and rare book by the CARDINAL ENRICO NORIS has some of the most beautiful printed pages you will ever see, the large white pages with tangible print and several engravings

    are gorgeous. About ENRICO NORRIS (from Wikipedia): ****** Enrico Noris, or Henry Noris, b.1631 d.1704, was an Italian church historian, theologian and Cardinal. In 1692 Noris was made assistant Librarian in the Vatican by Pope Innocent XII. The Librarian at the time was Cardinal Girolamo Casanata, who had supported Noris when he was brought before the Inquisition. On 12 December 1695, Noris was named Cardinal-Priest with the Title of Sant'Agostino. In 1700, on the death of Cardinal Casanate, he was given full charge of the Vatican Library. His works, apart from some minor controversial treatises, are highly valued for accuracy and thoroughness of research. Among his most important works are... Istoria delle Investiture delle Dignita Ecclesiastiche.****** About MOUNT ST. ALPHONSUS SEMINARY, from where this book was deaccessioned (from Wikipedia): ******Mount St. Alphonsus Seminary, located in Esopus, New York, was an American Roman Catholic seminary founded in 1907 by the Congregation of the Most Holy Redeemer, more commonly known as the Redemptorist Fathers and Brothers. It operated as a seminary until 1985, after which it became a center for meetings and spiritual retreats for the people of the Hudson Valley in New York. In 2012 the Mount ceased operations.****** INTERNATIONAL BUYERS PLEASE NOTE: This book is large and heavy and will require additional shipping charges. After placing your order you will be notified of the additional charges and be able to accept or reject them before your payment is processed. Or you can contact me to find out the shipping charge to your country. Thanks.

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  • 1743 REPLY to an INFAMOUS and SCURRILOUS LIBEL by William Pulteney 1743 REPLY to an INFAMOUS and SCURRILOUS LIBEL
    William Pulteney

    A PROPER REPLY to a LATE INFAMOUS and SCURRILOUS LIBEL, Intitled, A CONGRATULATORY LETTER to a Certain RIGHT HONOURABLE PERSON upon his LATE DISAPPOINTMENT. Anonymous (but known to be WILLIAM PULTENEY). LONDON: Printed for J. ROBINSON at the Golden Lion, 1743. An anonymous (William Pulteney) reply to an anonymous (attributed to Henry St. John, Viscount Bolingbroke) pamphlet that directly, though not by name, disparaged William Pulteney after he (Pulteney) found he had not been granted the post of First Lord of the Treasury. Disbound, 5x7.5 inches, [2] + 28 pages. GOOD condition. Disbound, as noted above; lacks the half title page; there is some edgewear and some light foxing here and there; overall the pages are bright, clean, and clear.

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  • 1744-1751 Fr. Benjamin Elbel THEOLOGIAE MORALIS DECALOGALIS **10 VOLUME SET** Ex MOUNT ST. ALPHONSUS SEMINARY by Benjamin ELBEL 1744-1751 Fr. Benjamin Elbel THEOLOGIAE MORALIS DECALOGALIS **10 VOLUME SET** Ex MOUNT ST. ALPHONSUS SEMINARY
    Benjamin ELBEL

    THEOLOGIAE MORALIS DECALOGALIS per modum Conferentiarum casibus practicis, applicatae, et illustratae, ad usum tum Curatorum, tum praesertim, pro animarum cura examinandorum... by BENJAMIN ELBEL.

    AUGSBURG, GERMANY : Matthiae and Joseph Wolff. Ten Volume Set, 1744-1751. Variously third to sixth editions.

    Ten uniformly bound hardcover volumes, leather spines and marbled paper covered boards, gilt titling and line designs on the spine, 16mo, 4x6.5 inches (9x16.5 cm), pages trimmed. Pagination: [xxiv], 729, [37]; [xxiv], 766, [26]; [xx], 700, [45]; [xxiv], 456, [11]; [xxiv], 832, [36]; [xxii], 818, [22]; [xvi], 362, [19]; [xxii], 537, [35]; [xvi], 546, [42]; [xxviii], 464, [14] pp.

    Vols. 8 and 10 with engraved frontispiece, vol. 10 with fold-out diagram.

    THIS 10 VOLUME SET was deaccessioned…

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    THEOLOGIAE MORALIS DECALOGALIS per modum Conferentiarum casibus practicis, applicatae, et illustratae, ad usum tum Curatorum, tum praesertim, pro animarum cura examinandorum... by BENJAMIN ELBEL.

    AUGSBURG, GERMANY : Matthiae and Joseph Wolff. Ten Volume Set, 1744-1751. Variously third to sixth editions.

    Ten uniformly bound hardcover volumes, leather spines and marbled paper covered boards, gilt titling and line designs on the spine, 16mo, 4x6.5 inches (9x16.5 cm), pages trimmed. Pagination: [xxiv], 729, [37]; [xxiv], 766, [26]; [xx], 700, [45]; [xxiv], 456, [11]; [xxiv], 832, [36]; [xxii], 818, [22]; [xvi], 362, [19]; [xxii], 537, [35]; [xvi], 546, [42]; [xxviii], 464, [14] pp.

    Vols. 8 and 10 with engraved frontispiece, vol. 10 with fold-out diagram.

    THIS 10 VOLUME SET was deaccessioned from the Library of MOUNT ST. ALPHONSUS SEMINARY, ESOPUS, New York.

    CONDITION: Ex the Seminary Library, as noted above, with library labels at heels of spines, library labels and marks on preliminary pages, and library pockets with cards affixed to rear endpapers. Ex lib aside, the covers have rubs and scrapes but remain sturdy and attractive; internally, there is some light toning and foxing, there are some early previous owners signatures, notes and marks; overall the pages remain tight, bright, clean and clear. A solid, nice, presentable, ten volume set.

    Usually only found in single volumes, this 10 volume set is SCARCE

    About BENJAMIN ELBEL (from Wikipedia):

    ******Benjamin Elbel (b. 1690 d. 1756) was a German Franciscan moral theologian. Elbel was born at Friedberg, Bavaria. He belonged to the Strasburg Franciscan province, was lector of theology, and held high positions in the order. He died at Soflingen. His major work, THEOLOGIA MORALIS DECALOGALIS ET SACRAMENTALIS passed rapidly through several editions. Elbel advocated probabilism. He applied abstract principles to strikingly practical cases, and his approach proved influential.******

    About MOUNT ST. ALPHONSUS SEMINARY, previous owner of these books (from Wikipedia):

    ******Mount St. Alphonsus Seminary, located in Esopus, New York, was an American Roman Catholic seminary founded in 1907 by the Congregation of the Most Holy Redeemer, more commonly known as the Redemptorist Fathers and Brothers. It operated as a seminary until 1985, after which it became a center for meetings and spiritual retreats for the people of the Hudson Valley in New York. In 2012 the Mount ceased operations.******

    INTERNATIONAL BUYERS PLEASE NOTE: This 10 volume set will be heavy to ship and will require substantial additional shipping charges. After placing your order you will be notified of the additional charges and be able to accept or reject them before your payment is processed. Or you can contact me ahead of time to find out the shipping charge to your country. Thanks.

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  • 1747 CORPUS JURIS CONONICI GREGORII XIII of JUSTUS HENNING BÖHMER Important & Influential JURIST & LEGAL SCHOLAR by JUSTUS HENNING BÖHMER / BOEHMER 1747 CORPUS JURIS CONONICI GREGORII XIII of JUSTUS HENNING BÖHMER Important & Influential JURIST & LEGAL SCHOLAR
    JUSTUS HENNING BÖHMER / BOEHMER

    CORPUS IURIS CANONICI GREGORII XIII Pontif. Max. Auctoritate Post Emendationem Absolutam Editum: In DUOS TOMOS Divisum et APPENDICE Nova Auctum. JUSTUS HENNING BÖHMER (aka BOEMER). TWO VOLUME SET. HALAE MAGDEBURGICAE (HALLE / Halle an der Saale, GERMANY) Impensis Orphanotrphei MDCCXLVII (1747). Text in Latin. TWO VOLUMES, leather covered boards, six raised spine bands, leather spine title labels, marbled endpapers, 8.5x11 inches (22.5x27.5 cm). Pagination: Volume I: [4], lxxxviii pages, 1240 columns (2 columns per page), [3] pages. Volume II: [2], lvi pages, 859 columns (2 columns per page). Volume I has a copper engraved frontispiece portrait of Benedict XIV by Martin Tyroff, and a copper engraved printer's device on the title page. Both Volume I and II have head and…

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    CORPUS IURIS CANONICI GREGORII XIII Pontif. Max. Auctoritate Post Emendationem Absolutam Editum: In DUOS TOMOS Divisum et APPENDICE Nova Auctum. JUSTUS HENNING BÖHMER (aka BOEMER). TWO VOLUME SET. HALAE MAGDEBURGICAE (HALLE / Halle an der Saale, GERMANY) Impensis Orphanotrphei MDCCXLVII (1747). Text in Latin. TWO VOLUMES, leather covered boards, six raised spine bands, leather spine title labels, marbled endpapers, 8.5x11 inches (22.5x27.5 cm). Pagination: Volume I: [4], lxxxviii pages, 1240 columns (2 columns per page), [3] pages. Volume II: [2], lvi pages, 859 columns (2 columns per page). Volume I has a copper engraved frontispiece portrait of Benedict XIV by Martin Tyroff, and a copper engraved printer's device on the title page. Both Volume I and II have head and tail piece engravings and ornamental initials. CONDITION: The leather covers on both bindings are scraped, rubbed, worn through at the corners and edges, chipped at the spine ends, and the spine labels are substantially chipped away; there is a some worming to the bottom edge and corners of the covers of Volume II; despite the wear, the covers are solid, still doing their job well, and attractive in a Harry Potter Hogwarts Library sort of way. Internally, the front and rear inner hinges are split but holding well with the cord binding, the pages are lightly toned and foxed throughout and have some corner creases and other signs of wear here and there, the title page has some paper repair to its top margin that affect the top portion of the first words (they are still fully legible); overall the pages are tight, bright, clean and clear. SCARCE 1747 TWO VOLUME SET on LAW by the highly influential BOHMER. These tomes would look great on the SHELF of any LAWYER or LEGAL SCHOLAR, or in the bookcase of anyone who appreciates rare, interesting old books! About JUSTUS HENNING BÖHMER (from Wikipedia): ******Justus Henning Böhmer (b. 1674 in Hanover, d. 1749 in Halle) was an outstanding German jurist, ecclesiastical jurist, Professor of the University of Halle; and also Geheimer Rat, Count Palatine and Chancellor of the Duchy of Magdeburg. In the judicial field initially he was a protectionist of the existing "territorial system" or Erastian theory of ecclesiastical government, but in the following years he tended towards the natural right and "Kollegialismus". In his first great work, "Jus Ecclesiasticum Protestantiun" he drew on the traditional Canon Law, but he reformed the law so that it was exempted from rigid orthodoxy, principles, resistance and dogmatism. Affected by the ideas of the Age of Enlightenment he represented an increasing critical and scientific development instead of a religious fundamentalism. Böhmer's legal thinking predominated in Protestantism church law of the 18th century, and was the basis for numerous church reforms yet to be. His results in the domain of civil law were of similar importance. In his next main work "Introductio in Jus Digestorum", a pandects-compendium which was maintained until the 20th century, he liberated the traditional German law from the influence of the old Roman law and thus prepared the basis of "general Landrecht (law code) of the Prussian states". A huge amount of further significant and notable works on civil and church law as well as expertises were penned by him, and were published by his son Georg Ludwig Böhmer after Justus Henning's death in the collected edition "Exercitationes ad Pandectas".****** INTERNATIONAL BUYERS PLEASE NOTE: These two large books are heavy and will require substantial additional shipping charges. After placing your order you will be notified of the additional charges and be able to accept or reject them before your payment is processed. Or you can contact us ahead of time to find out the shipping charge to your country. Thanks.

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  • 1749 Emminghaus on LAW - MEMORABILIA SUSATENSIA QUIBUS ORIGO FATA IUDICA - Rare by Theodor Georg Wilhelm EMMINGHAUS 1749 Emminghaus on LAW - MEMORABILIA SUSATENSIA QUIBUS ORIGO FATA IUDICA - Rare
    Theodor Georg Wilhelm EMMINGHAUS

    MEMORABILIA SUSATENSIA QUIBUS ORIGO FATA IUDICA MAGISTRATUS PRIVILEGIA PACTA STATUTA MANDATA ORDINATIONES POLITICAE AC IUDICIALES RECESSUS IURISDICTIONALES, ALIAQUE INCLUTAE REIPUBLICAE SUSATENSIS NOTABILIORA HACTENUS PARTIM INEDITA AD ILLUSTRANDAM ... By Theodor Georg Wilhelm Emminghaus. Published by Georgii Michaelis Margraffi, Iena (Jena, Germany),

    M D CC XXXXIIII

    (1749). Hardcovers, marbled paper covered boards with black paper covered spine and corners, spine titled in gilt and with decorative bands, page edges stained red, 6.5"x 8". Pagination: blank front free endpaper, [1] blank, [1] frontispiece engraving, [1] title page, [1] blank verso to title page, [4] author's prefatory notes, I-XXII Prefatio, 1-760 TEXT PARS I - PARS VII, [18] Index, [1] Printer's Colophon page with Printer's Engraving, [1] blank verso, rear free endpaper. TEXT…

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    MEMORABILIA SUSATENSIA QUIBUS ORIGO FATA IUDICA MAGISTRATUS PRIVILEGIA PACTA STATUTA MANDATA ORDINATIONES POLITICAE AC IUDICIALES RECESSUS IURISDICTIONALES, ALIAQUE INCLUTAE REIPUBLICAE SUSATENSIS NOTABILIORA HACTENUS PARTIM INEDITA AD ILLUSTRANDAM ... By Theodor Georg Wilhelm Emminghaus. Published by Georgii Michaelis Margraffi, Iena (Jena, Germany),

    M D CC XXXXIIII

    (1749). Hardcovers, marbled paper covered boards with black paper covered spine and corners, spine titled in gilt and with decorative bands, page edges stained red, 6.5"x 8". Pagination: blank front free endpaper, [1] blank, [1] frontispiece engraving, [1] title page, [1] blank verso to title page, [4] author's prefatory notes, I-XXII Prefatio, 1-760 TEXT PARS I - PARS VII, [18] Index, [1] Printer's Colophon page with Printer's Engraving, [1] blank verso, rear free endpaper. TEXT in GERMAN and LOW GERMAN with Title Page, Preface and Introduction in LATIN. A book of LAW COMMENTARY by a Professor of Law. Condition: The paper covered boards are very worn, with scrapes and rubs and with much of the paper peeling from the edges, the black paper spine covering has numerous chips along the folds,

    nonetheless the covers remain tightly bound and are doing their job well; there is a previous owner's lovely bookplate on the front free endpaper "A. F. M. Schulenburg", there is shorelining to the front and rear endpapers and the first and last few pages, there is some foxing throughout, heavy on some pages, light on most; overall a nice, solid, complete copy, with worn but well-bound covers. SCARCE 1749 BOOK on LAW.

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