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1 (Edmund Burke.)  A Vindication of Natural Society or, A View of the Miseries and Evils arising to Mankind, from every species of Artificial Society: in a letter to Lord ****. by a Late Noble Writer 1756. Volume 1 only. .
Uncertain as to publisher and date @1700's-1800. Title page and flyleaf missing, front cover missing , Pp 71-76 missing.  Octavo 
580 pp

Discusses : On Sublime and Beautiful, A Short Account of a Late Short Administration 1766, Observations of a Late Publication initules the Present State of the Nation 1769, Thoughts on the Cause of the Present Discontents 1770, Mr. Burke's Speech on American Taxation 1774. 
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Suite Caracteres de Theophraste et Pensees  de Mr. Pascal., Brillon,  Pierre Jacques (1671-1736)
2 Brillon, Pierre Jacques (1671-1736) Suite Caracteres de Theophraste et Pensees de Mr. Pascal.
Paris Etienne Michalet: 1699. Leatherbound. Some cracking of outer hinges, some soiling of endpapers. Sm octavo 
First published in 1697. 271 pp 
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3 Brillon, Pierre Jacques (1671-1736)  Suite des Caracteres de Theophraste et des Pensees de Mr. Pascal
Paris 1699. Leatherbound.  Some cracking along hinges and rubbing at head and foot and corners.  Octavo 
First published in 1697. 272 pp 
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Valerii Cordi Dispensatorium, sive Pharmacorum conficiendorum ratio / Cum Petri Coudenbergii, & Matthiae Lobelii scholiis, emendationibus, & auctariis. Accessit hac editione, praeter Guilielmi Rondeletii De theriaca tractatum, emendatiorem; & Formulas selectiorum pharmacorum, quorum post Val. Cordum usus passim receptus est, auctiores: alius Fr. Dissaldei ejusdem argumenti libellus; & novissime alia nonnulla hactenus nondum edita calci libri adjecta sunt., Cordus, Valerius, 1515-1544. Coudenberg, Pierre, 1520?-1594?, Dissaudeau, François, d. 1623, Dubois, Jacques, 1478-1555, L'Obel, Matthiàs de, 1538-1616, Rondelet, Guillaume, 1507-1566.
4 Cordus, Valerius, 1515-1544. Coudenberg, Pierre, 1520?-1594?, Dissaudeau, François, d. 1623, Dubois, Jacques, 1478-1555, L'Obel, Matthiàs de, 1538-1616, Rondelet, Guillaume, 1507-1566. Valerii Cordi Dispensatorium, sive Pharmacorum conficiendorum ratio / Cum Petri Coudenbergii, & Matthiae Lobelii scholiis, emendationibus, & auctariis. Accessit hac editione, praeter Guilielmi Rondeletii De theriaca tractatum, emendatiorem; & Formulas selectiorum pharmacorum, quorum post Val. Cordum usus passim receptus est, auctiores: alius Fr. Dissaldei ejusdem argumenti libellus; & novissime alia nonnulla hactenus nondum edita calci libri adjecta sunt.
Lugduni Batavorum : Ex officinâ Joannis Maire. 1651 Vellum binding Flyleaf and first title page missing, as well as back flyleaf. Upper corner of text block has some light waterstaing throughout, mildew spots pp 379-419. Pp 185 and 343 have very small ink spot not affecting text. Original vellum binding, however sewn through spine to attach loose signature. Vellum discolored. Needs a bookbinder's tender mercies. Small Octavo 
749 pp plus 15 page Index. 2 small illus in text pp 385,195.

Contents include : Dispensatorium, De Venenis Eorumdemque Antidotis Seu Alexipharmacorum, Francisci Joelis - De Curatione Morborum in Genere, Tabula Referens Capulas pp 489-503 Rondelet’s De Theriaca Tractatus, Formulae electorium Pharmacorum, quorum usus post Valierium Cordum, Ex ultima Matthiae Lobelii recognitione and Dissalde’s Pharmaconetes, sive pharmacitis biblos, Tabella pp 715-721, De Simplicibus medicamentis in Omnibus 722-728. First published apothecary by authority by the senate of Nuremburg in 1546, posthumously. It includes some chemical remedies as well as recipe for ether. In the middle 1500's attempts were made to standardize early pharmacological literature by authorities in charge of public health. In Latin.

"Valerius Cordus (18 February 1515 – 25 September 1544) was a German physician and botanist who authored one of the greatest pharmacopoeias and one of the most celebrated herbals in history. He is also widely credited with having pioneered a method for synthesizing ether (which he called oleum dulce vitrioli, or "sweet oil of vitriol"). Cordus wrote prolifically, and also identified and described several new plant species. The plant genus Cordia is named in honor of him.

The son of an ardent Lutheran convert, Valerius Cordus was born in Kassel. He began his higher education in 1527, at the young age of 12, studying botany and pharmacy under the tutelage of his father, Professor Euricius Cordus, M.D. In the same year he also enrolled at the University of Marburg; he completed his bachelor's degree in 1531. From then until 1539, he furthered his studies by working at an apothecary shop owned by his uncle (either Johannes or Joachim) in Leipzig, and enrolling in the University of Leipzig.

In 1539 he relocated to the University of Wittenberg, where he lectured and studied medicine. His lectures proved popular, and Cordus' lecture notes were published posthumously in 1549 as Annotations on Dioscorides. Among the research outlined in the lectures were the results of his own systematic observations of many of the same plants described by Pedanius Dioscorides in the 1st century CE. Direct observation of live specimens was one of Cordus' strengths.

In 1540 Cordus discovered and described a revolutionary technique for synthesizing ether, which involved adding sulfuric acid to ethyl alcohol.

In 1542 he began travelling back and forth between Germany and Italy for his research and studies, and also presented his great pharmacopoeia, Dispensatorium, to the Nuremberg city council. The council presented him with 100 gold guilders following the presentation, and published the work posthumously as a book in 1546.

The University of Wittenberg awarded him a medical degree in 1544, the same year that his great herbal in five volumes, Historia Plantarum, was published — a work unique at the time for its balanced analysis of interest not only to botanists, but to pharmacists and herbalists as well.

Later that same year, at the age of 29, Cordus died of malaria while in Rome. Throughout his short life, Valerius travelled extensively, visited many universities, and was widely acclaimed by his colleagues and other associates. He was an impressive linguist, and also spoke eloquently on philosophy. As a botanist, he observed with a breadth and depth that surpassed most of his contemporaries; as a scientist, his methodology was systematic and thorough. Summa Gallicana 
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5 du Pan, J. Mallet The History of the Destruction of the Helvetic Union and Liberty.
Manning and Loring: Boston March 1799. Hardcover. Engraved frontispiece missing. Paper on covered spine splitting. Paste-boards. Have a feeling this book was rebound early on and not trimmed by binder. Octavo 
264 pp 4 page list of books for sale by J. Nancrede, the publisher.

Jacques Mallet du Pan (1749 - May 10, 1800), French journalist, of an old Huguenot family, was born near Geneva, the son of a Protestant minister. He was educated at Geneva, and through the influence of Voltaire obtained a professorship at Cassel. He soon, however, resigned this post, and going to London joined HSN Linguet in the production of his Annales politiques (1778-1780).

During Linguet's imprisonment in the Bastille Mallet du Pan continued the Annales by himself (1781-1783); but Linguet resented this on his release, and Mallet du Pan changed the title of his own publication to Mémoires historiques (1783).

From 1783 he incorporated this work with the "Mercure de France" in Paris, the political direction of which had been placed in his hands. On the outbreak of the French Revolution he sided with the Royalists, and was sent on a mission (1791-1792) by Louis XVI to Frankfort to try and secure the sympathy and intervention of the German princes. From Germany he travelled to Switzerland and from Switzerland to Brussels in the Royalist interest.

He published a number of anti-revolutionary pamphlets, and a violent attack on Bonaparte and the Directory resulted in his being exiled in 1797 to Berne. In 1798 he came to London, where he founded the Mercure britannique. He died at Richmond, Surrey, on the l0th of May 1800, his widow being pensioned by the English government. Mallet du Pan has a place in history as a pioneer of modern political journalism. Encyclopedia Britannica 
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Roma Ristraurata et Italia Illustrata.  Tradotte in Buona. Lingua Vulgare per Lucio Fauno., Forli,  Boindo da
6 Forli, Boindo da Roma Ristraurata et Italia Illustrata. Tradotte in Buona. Lingua Vulgare per Lucio Fauno.
In Vinegia Appresso Dominco Giglio : 1558. Rebound in vellum, new endpapers Good Small Octavo 
"Boindo da Forli was also known as Flavus Bolondus, Flavio Blondo and Flavio Biondo. He was a papal secretary as well as Archbishop pf Florence and was most known for his History of Rome. Italia Illustrata originally was published in 1460 in Latin and Roma Ristaurata in 1481 in Latin as well. This particular volume was revised by his sons. He is believed to be the founder of the science of archaeology and of Christian and medieval topography. He is also beleived to have coined the terms "modern age" and "dark ages". Forli was very interested in classical history and in his writings compared the culture of the past to that of his day." 
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Saducismus Triumphatus: or, Full and Plain evidence concerning Witches and Apparitions in Two Parts, the First treating of their Possibility, the Second of their Real Existence. The Second Edition. The advantages whereof above the former, the Reader may understand out of Dr. H. More's Account prefixed thereunto. With two Authentick, but wonderful Stories of certain Swedish Witches, done into English by Anth. Horneck D.D., Glanvill, Joseph, 1636-1680.
7 Glanvill, Joseph, 1636-1680. Saducismus Triumphatus: or, Full and Plain evidence concerning Witches and Apparitions in Two Parts, the First treating of their Possibility, the Second of their Real Existence. The Second Edition. The advantages whereof above the former, the Reader may understand out of Dr. H. More's Account prefixed thereunto. With two Authentick, but wonderful Stories of certain Swedish Witches, done into English by Anth. Horneck D.D.
Printed by Tho. Newcomb, for S. Lowndes at his shop at the Savoy Gate 1682 3/4 leather binding with marbled boards. Later (@ Front cover detached, needs to be rebound. Title label on spine missing, needs to be replaced. Text block tight except for title page and frontispiece which need to be tipped back in. Small paperloss, next affecting text on pp 35, 25. Very light waterstain on 1 page. Needs a bookbinder's tender mercies. Octavo Signed on flyleaf and title page by previous owner
Octavo @ 766 pp

Engraved frontispiece depicting Saul and Samuel and additional engraved title-page showing supernatural events. With a last leaf containing an illustration of two stones voided by a child in Sweden with an advertisement on the verso. 3 small wood diagram engravings on pp 111, 113 and 199.

Includes: 'Dr. H.M. his letter with the postscript to Mr. J.G.', 'Saducismus Triumphatus: or, Full and Plain evidence concerning Witches and Apparitions The First Part....' ' Some Considerations about Witchcraft in a Letter to Robert Hunt, Esq.', 'An appendage to this first part, Concerning the Possibility of Apparitions and Witchcraft....' 'An Answer to a Letter of a Learned Psychopyrist Concerning the True Notion of a Spirit' Henry Moore, Saducismus Triumphatus: or, Full and Plain evidence concerning Witches and Apparitions The Second Part....' 'A continuation of the collection: or, An addition of some few more ... stories of apparitions and witchcraft' Henry Moore, ''A whip for the droll, fidler to the atheist ... sent upon the occasion of the drummer of Tedworth, in a letter to ... Henry More D.D.'. . Also includes 'An account of what happen'd in the kingdom of Sweden in the years 1669 and 1670 ... to some persons that were accused for witches ... .' which was translated by Anthony Horneck, 'A Relation of the Strange Witchcraft discovered in the village Mobra in Swedeland'.

Notations by previous owners - Sanderson (most likely) made corrections in the text in a few places where type was light or words missing most notably on pp 230 where he crossed the name out, put corrected name in also crossed out place name and put correct place name in. Starkey noted in ink pp 70 " This story gave rise to Mr Addison's Comedy The Drummer or Haunted House." A notation in pencil by another owner pp 170 " This....nothing of a steam engine.", Starkey noted in ink on the back of the title page of 'A Continuation...' " All the tricks in this relation were performed by one Jo. Collins as he afterwards (confessed?) (see?) an account of it in a book called "Anecdotes" in 2 volumes'."

"The book affirmed the existence of witches with malign supernatural powers of magic, and attacked skepticism concerning their abilities. The book strongly influenced Cotton Mather and was influential in the Salem witch trials in Salem, Massachusetts. Mather's Wonders of the Invisible World is largely modeled after this book and its arguments. The book is also famous for telling the ghost story of the Drummer of Tedworth, an early poltergeist story." Wikipedia. 
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La Gallerie Des Femmes Fortes, Moyne,  Pierre Le    (1602-1672)
8 Moyne, Pierre Le (1602-1672) La Gallerie Des Femmes Fortes
Lyon 1662. Leather binding Some scuffing, some leather loss. Octavo 
Vol II only. Le Moyne was a Jesuit and author of many books on history, literature and art. Women covered in this volume are Porcia, Mme du Barry, Arrie, Jeanne Coelho, Pauline, Lady Jane Grey, Judith, Blanche de Rossy, Isabelle of Castile, Marguerite de Foix, La Pucelle d'Orleans (Joan of Arc), Mary Stuart, Margaret d'Anjou. He also discussed their morality and the moral implications of their lives 
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9 Paulmy, Rene Louis de Voyer de Essays, civil, moral, literary and political after the manner of M de Montaigne, interspresed with characters, portraits, anecdotes etc by the celebrated Marquis d'Argenson, many years Prime Minister of France.
Porter: Dublin 1789. First Irish edition. Leather  Scuffed boards, some leather pieces missing from spine. Front flyleaf missing, Child scribbles on the back flyleaf. Some browning.  Octavo 
288 pp.

A handwritten Index added to back of book. "René-Louis de Voyer de Paulmy, marquis d' Argenson (October 18, 1694 - January 10, 1757) was a French statesman, son of the 1st Marquis d'Argenson and brother of Marc-Pierre d'Argenson. His son Marc-René served as Minister of War and was a noted bibliophile.

From 1720 to 1724, d'Argenson was Intendant of Hennegau, became privy counsel and from 1744 foreign minister. He negotiated with the Kingdom of Piedmont-Sardinia to form a federation of Italian states. As last representant of the anti-Habsburg faction, he was overturned by intrigues at the Spanish court and appointed president of the Académie des Inscriptions et Belles-Lettres." Wikipedia 
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 Histoire du Ciel, Pluche  (1688-1761)
10 Pluche (1688-1761)  Histoire du Ciel
Paris 1748. Leatherbound  Some wear and rubbing Octavo 
One of two volumes. 25 plates. All the plates in the set were in this volume. The History of the Heavens Considered According to the Notions of the Poets and Philosophers compared with the Doctrine of Moses. Histoire was oringally published in 1739 and was Pluche's second most important work after the Spectacle de la Nature. It is based on the mythology of the creation of the world and the history of the philosophic ideas about creation 
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11 Stoll, Maximillian In Universitate Vindobonensis Medecinae Clinicae. Pars Septima Rationis Medendi post ejus obitumededit et preafatus est Iosephus Eyerel.
Veinnae Austria Sumtibus Ioh Pail Krauss 1790. Wraps, covers detaching. Ink stamp at back of title page. Octavo 
M 360 pp plus index Volume Seven of Seven volumes only.

Joseph Eyerel , a student of Stoll, helped compile many of his works. Maximilain Stoll was director of the medical clinic at the Spanish Hospital in Vienna. He helped with investigations into chest percussion in relation to diseases of the heart. 
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De Linguae Latinae Elegantiae libri sex, iam nouissome de integro bona fide emaculati. (On the Eloquence of the Latin Language), Vallae, Laurentii . Lorenzo Valle (1405-1457)
12 Vallae, Laurentii . Lorenzo Valle (1405-1457) De Linguae Latinae Elegantiae libri sex, iam nouissome de integro bona fide emaculati. (On the Eloquence of the Latin Language)
Martin Gymnicus: Cologne 1543. Full stamped original vellum. Ornate blindstamping Good, original vellum has some darkening and discoloration over the years. Octavo 
Blindstamp design consists of a series of urns and couples. Text in Latin . 736 pp. Vallae seemed to have a habit of getting into scrapes. After riduculing the law in Pavia, he fled to Naples where he became the Secretary to Alfonso of Aragon. In 1444, he questioned the composition of the Apostles Creed, tried for heresy but luckily his patron King Alfonso had the trial discontinued. "De Lingua Latine" was first published in 1444 and placed the study of Latin in a more scientific basis. Poggio Brecciolini critiqued this book but could not contain himself to the errors but also commented upon Vallae's personal life whereupon Vallae reciprocated in kind with his "Invectorum Libri Sex"". Vallae delighted in controversy, at one point urging the Romans to deprive the pope of the papacy. He also denied that the religious state was the perfect state and that the monks were guilty of arrogance in that regard. Vallae also contended that we are unable to understand the concept of free will and the truth of it. The publisher Martin Gymnicus (1516-1544) was of the noted Gymnicus publishing house started by his father Johann and continued by he and his brother. 
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13 Watts, Isaac Logick: or, the right use of reason in the inquiry after truth, with a variety of rules to guard against error in the affairs of religion and human life, as well as in the sciences.
London J. Buckland, W. Strahan, and others, 1782 Leather  Taped spine. Ex-lib, usual lib markings, some writing on title page. Needs a bookbinder's tender mercies. Octavo 
365 pp

Chapters includes: Perception and Ideas; Nature of Ideas; Objects of Perceptions; Sorts of Perceptions or Ideas; Words and their Several Divisions together with the Advantage and Danger of them; Directions Relating to Ideas; Rules to Direct our Conception of Things; Judgment and Proposition; Springs of False Judgement; Reasoning and Syllogism; Doctrine of Sophisms; Method. 
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