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70 2906 Checkers  Embden Ephraim van van Amsteldam 70 2906 Checkers Embden Ephraim van van Amsteldam
70/2906 [Checkers]. Embden, Ephraim van, van Amsteldam. Verhandeling over het damspel, Waar in deszelfs aart en grondregels, midsgaders veschillende loop, zamenschikkingen en werkingen, practicaal aangetoond worden; Verrykt met omtrent 200 Proeven van konstige Positiën en Slagen, welke daar in voorgesteld en opgelost worden. Amst., J.A. Crajenschot, Voor reekening van den auteur, 1785, (24),280,(6)p., contemp. hcalf.

- Lacks the plate; occas. foxed. Binding worn along extremities,

= Warranted by the author. Cat. coll. Ph.de Schaap 524. The first Dutch book on checkers. Very rare.

€ (80-100) 80
70 2907 Chess  Philidor A D 70 2907 Chess Philidor A D
70/2907 [Chess]. Philidor, A.D. Die Kunst im Schachspiel ein Meister zu werden. Das ist: Ein neuer Unterricht, wie man in kurzem dieses so edle und beliebte Spiel nach seiner Vollkommenheit erlernen könne. Strasb., A. König, 1764, 2nd ed., (24),352p., contemp. gilt calf w. mor. letterpiece.

- Occas. sl. foxed; bookplate and traces of paper ticket on first endpaper. Joints and spine-ends rubbed.

= Not in Cat. Alexander Rueb Stichting; Van der Linde 2008. German translation of the Analyse du jeu des Échecs (first published 1749) by the influential chess master François-André Danican Philidor (1726-1795). Also containing the first German translation of the Essai sur le jeu des echecs (first published 1737) by Philip Stamma (±1705-1755), to be found between p.231-351, the separate title-p. reading: "Des Arabers Philip Stamma, gebürtig von Aleppo in Syrien, entdeckte Schachspiel-Geheimnisse, nebst einigen Regeln, dieses Spiel wohl zu vollziehen, und den Sieg durch feine und subtile Züge davon zu tragen".

€ (200-300) 275
70/2908 Chess  Le plus nouvelle academie universelle des jeux ou divertissemens innocens contenant les regles des jeux de cartes permis du Billard du Mail de la Courte paume de la Longue paum70/2908 Chess Le plus nouvelle academie universelle des jeux ou divertissemens innocens contenant les regles des jeux de cartes permis du Billard du Mail de la Courte paume de la Longue paum
70/2908 Chess  Le plus nouvelle academie universelle des jeux ou divertissemens innocens contenant les regles des jeux de cartes permis du Billard du Mail de la Courte paume de la Longue paum70/2908 Chess Le plus nouvelle academie universelle des jeux ou divertissemens innocens contenant les regles des jeux de cartes permis du Billard du Mail de la Courte paume de la Longue paum
70/2908 Chess  Le plus nouvelle academie universelle des jeux ou divertissemens innocens contenant les regles des jeux de cartes permis du Billard du Mail de la Courte paume de la Longue paum70/2908 Chess Le plus nouvelle academie universelle des jeux ou divertissemens innocens contenant les regles des jeux de cartes permis du Billard du Mail de la Courte paume de la Longue paum
70/2908 [Chess]. Le plus nouvelle academie universelle des jeux, ou divertissemens innocens, contenant, les regles des jeux de cartes permis: du Billard, du Mail, de la Courte-paume, de la Longue-paume, du Trictrac, du Revertier, du Toute-table, du Tourne-case, de Dames Rabattues, du Plain, du Toc, & des Echecs. Amst. and Leipsic, Arkstee & Merkus, 1752, 2nd rev. and enl. ed., 3 vols., (6),392; (2),392; (6),XIV,273,(3),(40 publisher's advert)p., 2 diff. engr. frontisp. and 8 (fold.) plates, contemp. unif. marbled limp boards.

- Sl. foxed/ browned (more in 3rd vol.), 2nd vol. hinges split; owner's stamp on title-p. First and 3rd vol. frontcover loose; 2nd and 3rd vol. spine split (3rd vol. holding on cords).

= Rare manual on various card and table games. Last part 2nd and entire 3rd volume on chess. SEE ILLUSTRATION PLATE CXXXIV.

€ (300-500)
70 2909 China  Magalhaes G de 70 2909 China Magalhaes G de
70/2909 [China]. Magalhaes, G. de. Nouvelle Relation de la Chine. Contenant la description des particularitz les plus considerables de ce grand Empire. French transl. "le Sr. B[ernou]". Paris, C. Barbin, 1688, (26),385,(11)p., contemp. calf w. gilt spine, 4to.

- Lacks the plate; first blank inkstained and title-p. w. a few sm. inkstains; waterstain in lower inner mainly blank corner; old engr. bookplate on upper pastedown, the name scratched away. Spine and part of extremities restored w. matching leather.

= Gabriel de Magalhães or Magalhaens, early Portuguese Jesuit missionary. Pfister 88.

€ (200-300) 300
70 2910 Classical antiquity and neolatinism  Aesopus 70 2910 Classical antiquity and neolatinism Aesopus
70/2910 [Classical antiquity and neolatinism]. Aesopus. Fabulae Graecè & Latinè (...). Accedit Ranarum & Murium pugna, Homero olim adscripta. Amst., P. Matthias, 1660, 158,(2)p., woodcut vignette on title, 47 ills., parallel Greek and Latin text, contemp. vellum.

- Bookblock broken; contents loose(ning); vignette and most ills. partly sl. crudely handcol. w. brownish orange; 18th cent. owner's entries and a few scattered annots. Vellum wrinkled and loosening at turn-ins. Sold w.a.f.

= Landwehr F020; this edition not in Bodemann.

€ (80-100) 110
70 2911 Classical antiquity and neolatinism  Bosscha H 70 2911 Classical antiquity and neolatinism Bosscha H
70/2911 [Classical antiquity and neolatinism]. Bosscha, H. Initia Lectionis Scholasticae. Of eerste leesoeffeningen voor de Latijnsche scholen. Deventer, L. Leemhorst, 1794, 2 parts in 1 vol., (4),XVI,96; 111,(1)p., contemp. hroan, sm. 8vo.

- Quite a few annotations/ marks and sm. stains in ink; a few leaves w. repairs; hinges weak. Backstrip dam.; covers worn/ rubbed.

= Rare, probably first edition of this schoolbook. No copy in OCLC.

€ (50-70) 60
70 2912 Classical antiquity and neolatinism  Caesar C J 70 2912 Classical antiquity and neolatinism Caesar C J
70/2912 [Classical antiquity and neolatinism]. Caesar, C.J. Les Commentaires de César. Amst./ Leipsic, Arkstee & Merkus, 1763, 2 vols., XX,407; (4),432p., 2 diff. engr. title-vignettes, large fold. map handcol. in outline, fold. plan by J.B. D'ANVILLE, 2 portraits, 9 (fold.) plates, contemp. unif. gilt calf w. mor. letterpiece.

- Bindings trifle rubbed. A fine set.

= Schweiger p.54: "Wegen der Noten von J. Bourgignon d'Anville geschätzt".

€ (70-90) 120
70 2913 Classical antiquity and neolatinism  Caesar C J 70 2913 Classical antiquity and neolatinism Caesar C J
70 2913 Classical antiquity and neolatinism  Caesar C J 70 2913 Classical antiquity and neolatinism Caesar C J
70/2913 [Classical antiquity and neolatinism]. Caesar, C.J. Quae extant. Ed. D. Vossius. Amst., P. and J. Blaeu, 1697, 2 parts in 1 vol., (18),680,(48 index); (2),205p., engr. title, frontisp. portrait, 3 fold. maps, 11 (fold.) plates, woodcut textills., contemp. vellum.

- Occas. trifle yellowed; contents otherwise fine. Covers sl. stained.

= The second part contains a commentary on the life of Julius Caesar by J. Celsus (De vita et rebus gestis C. Julii Caesaris). Schweiger p.45.

€ (100-150) 100
70 2914 Classical antiquity and neolatinism  Contarenus C 70 2914 Classical antiquity and neolatinism Contarenus C
70/2914 [Classical antiquity and neolatinism]. Contarenus, C. De Republica Venetorum Libri quinque. Leyden, Ex officina Elzeviriana [B. and A. Elzevier], 1628, 2nd enl. ed., 447,(1)p., engr. title w. bird's eye view of Venice, contemp. vellum, 12mo.

- Trifle yellowed.

= Willems 293; Rahir 259. The first (Elzevier) edition was published in 1626.

€ (80-100) 80
70 2915 Classical antiquity and neolatinism  Curtius Rufus Q 70 2915 Classical antiquity and neolatinism Curtius Rufus Q
70/2915 [Classical antiquity and neolatinism]. Curtius Rufus, Q. Historia Alexandri Magni. Ed. M. Raderus a.o. Amst., Ex Officina Elzeviriana [L. and D. Elzevier], 1664, (2),93,(46),751,(1)p., engr. title, 1 fold. map, 1 fold. plate, contemp. calf.

- Partly waterstained; map partly torn; bookplate on upper pastedown; old owner's entry on lower pastedown. Gilding on spine and mor. letterpiece worn off; upper joint splitting; sl. worn along extremities.

= Willems 1325; Rahir 1369; Schweiger p.321.

Emmius, U. Graecorum Respublicae. Leyden, Ex officina Elzeviriana [B. and A. Elzevier], 1632, 2 vols., 426,(6); 323,(7)p., engr. title, modern boards/ contemp. blindst. vellum, a.e.g., 12mo.

- Title loosening; 2nd vol. hinges broken and w. old owner's entry on last textleaf. Both vols. worn along extremities; 2nd vol. lacks ties.

= Willems 364; Rahir 345.

€ (80-100) 100
70 2916 Classical antiquity and neolatinism  Dandré Bardon M F 70 2916 Classical antiquity and neolatinism Dandré Bardon M F
70/2916 [Classical antiquity and neolatinism]. Dandré-Bardon, M.F. Costume des Anciens Peuples. Vol. 2 and 3. (Cahiers XI-XXXI). Paris, C.-A. Jombert etc., 1772-1774, 21 parts in 2 vols., 242 engr. plates, contemp. unif. calf, richly gilt spines w. 2 contrasting mor. letterpieces, 4to.

- Without vol. 1 (cahiers I-X). Bindings w. minor imperfections. Otherwise a very fine, attractively bound set.

= Cohen/ De Ricci p.271; cf. Lipperheide Ba 7 (new ed. 1784-1786).

€ (100-150) 140
70 2917 Classical antiquity and neolatinism  Florus L A 70 2917 Classical antiquity and neolatinism Florus L A
70/2917 [Classical antiquity and neolatinism]. Florus, L.A. Rerum Romanarum libri duo priores. Ed. L. Begerus. Cologne, U. Liebpert, 1704, (20),396p., engr. frontisp., title-vignette, dedic. vignette, 4 (fold.) maps, 11 (fold./ double-p.) plates, num. ills., contemp. overlapping vellum, folio.

- Yellowed throughout; large fold. plate (Praelium Scipionis (...)) closed tear and with a few sm. tears on folds; mounted typescript presentation on upper pastedown.

= All published (left unfinished due to the decease of the editor Begerus). Nevertheless desirable because of numerous plates and illustrations and, more importantly, the two impressive large fold. plates, one showing the battle between Scipio and Hannibal and the other the triumphal procession on the capture of Perseus. Rare. Schweiger p.362; Dibdin II, 11; Lipsius/ Leitzmann p.129.

€ (200-300)
70 2918 Classical antiquity and neolatinism  Florus L A 70 2918 Classical antiquity and neolatinism Florus L A
70 2918 Classical antiquity and neolatinism  Florus L A 70 2918 Classical antiquity and neolatinism Florus L A
70/2918 [Classical antiquity and neolatinism]. Florus, L.A. (Rerum romanorum libri IV). Ed. C. Salmasius. Amst., D. Elzevier, 1664, (8),336,(16)p., engr. title by C.C. DUYSEND, contemp. vellum, gilt spine w. mor. letterpiece, 12mo.

- Owner's entry on first free endpaper; first few lvs. w. waterstain in lower margin.

= Willems 1340; Berghman 2061; Rahir 1388; Copinger 1741; Schweiger II, p.361.

Corvinus à Belderen, A.J. Ius canonicum, per Aphorismos strictim explicatum. Ibid., L. Elzevier, 1648, (12),380,(12)p., engr. title, contemp. vellum, 12mo.

- Endpapers partly detached; owner's entry on first free endpaper; lower outer corner of title torn off, not affecting the image; partly wormholed in outer lower corner.

= Willems 1061; Berghman 320; Rahir 1070; Dekkers p.140,2.

Ménage, G. Poëmata. Ibid., Ex officina Elzeviriana (= L. and D. Elzevier), 1663, 4th ed., (8),325,(6)p., woodcut printer's mark, contemp. vellum, 12mo.

- (Sl.) foxed; upper hinge splitting but holding on cords. Binding sl. soiled/ rubbed; top of spine dam.

€ (150-250)
70/2919 [Classical antiquity and neolatinism]. Homeros. Oeuvres. French transl. and ed. Mme Dacier. Leyden, J. de Wetstein & Fils, 1771, 7 vols., 2 diff. engr. frontisp. (to the Ilias and Odyssee), 6 (fold.) plates, contemp. unif. gilt mottled calf, spines richly gilt w. 2 mor. letterpieces.

- Two vols. joints splitting at top of spine. Otherwise fine.

Apollonius Sophista. Lexicon Graecum Iliadis et Odysseae. Ed. H. Tollius. Ibid., S. and J. Luchtmans, 1788, X,842p., contemp. hcalf w. green mor. letterpiece.

- Joints rubbed.

AND 1 other: PHAEDRUS, Fabulae Aesopiae (Zweibrücken, 1784, engr. title-vignette, contemp. hcalf).

€ (70-90) 90
70 2920 Classical antiquity and neolatinism  Hoogstraten D van 70 2920 Classical antiquity and neolatinism Hoogstraten D van
70/2920 [Classical antiquity and neolatinism]. Hoogstraten, D. van. Beschryving der heidensche Goden en Godinnen, getogen uyt de Fabelschryveren en Oude Dichteren. Amst., N. ten Hoorn, 1716, (10),261,(31)p., engr. title-p. after J. GOEREE, 32 ills. on 16 plates, contemp. vellum, sm. 8vo.

- Binding trifle dustsoiled. Fine copy.

€ (70-90) 80
70 2921 Classical antiquity and neolatinism  Horatius Flaccus Q 70 2921 Classical antiquity and neolatinism Horatius Flaccus Q
70 2921 Classical antiquity and neolatinism  Horatius Flaccus Q 70 2921 Classical antiquity and neolatinism Horatius Flaccus Q
70/2921 [Classical antiquity and neolatinism]. Horatius Flaccus, Q. Opera. London, J. Pine, 1733-1737, 2 vols., (32),264; (22),191,(14)p., entirely engraved, 2 frontisp., 6 plates (5 also printed on verso) and num. often half-page vignettes, contemp. unif. deep blue straight grain morocco w. double gilt fillet borders surrounding a border w. French lilies under arches, gilt spines, w. hand marbled paper pastedowns, gilt inside dentelles, a.e.g.

- Very fine copy. A few pages w. sl. foxing. Binding trifle and unobtrusively rubbed on joints (at raised bands) and on corners.

= Attractive copy in a beautiful period binding. Schweiger II, p.408; Ebert 10203; Brunet III, p.320; Cohen/ De Ricci p.497; Dibdin II, p.108; Lewine p.246; Lowndes p.1113; Ray p.3. The famous, entirely engraved Horatius in the rare and sought after first edition, to be recognized by the error in the vignette on p.108, vol. 2: "post.est", which was corrected in "potest" in the 2nd edition of the same year. Thieme/ Becker XXVII, p.53: "(...) "das erste ganz in Kupfer gestochene Buch in Europa" (Füßli)"." "Pine's complete command of his craft makes this the most elegant of English eighteenth-century books in which text and illustrations alike are entirely engraved" (Ray). SEE ILLUSTRATION PLATE CXXXIII.

€ (500-700) 750
70 2922 Classical antiquity and neolatinism  Lipsius J 70 2922 Classical antiquity and neolatinism Lipsius J
70/2922 [Classical antiquity and neolatinism]. Lipsius, J. De amphitheatro liber. De amphitheatris quae extra romam libellus. De Constantia. Antw., Chr. Plantijn, 1585, 3 parts in 1 vol. partly w. continuous pagination, 105,(2); (14 [of 16]),112,(16)p., 3 (of 4) fold. and 4 (3x full-p.) engr. plates, 2 ident. printer's marks, contemp. limp vellum w. part of later ties, 4to.

- Lacks 1 plate; third work lacks title-p.; majority of the leaves browned; occas. sl. dampstained; new endpapers; the fold. plate waterstained and w. gluestain surrounding closed tear in image. Lacks the catches.

= Ad 1 and 2: Adams L767; Bibl. Belgica L137; Voet 1532B; ad 3: Bibl. Belgica L152; Voet 1535A.

€ (200-300)
70 2923 Classical antiquity and neolatinism  Lucretius Carus T 70 2923 Classical antiquity and neolatinism Lucretius Carus T
70 2923 Classical antiquity and neolatinism  Lucretius Carus T 70 2923 Classical antiquity and neolatinism Lucretius Carus T
70/2923 [Classical antiquity and neolatinism]. Lucretius Carus, T. De werken van het heelal. Dutch transl. J. de Witt. Amst., S. Petzold, 1701, (64),723,(29)p., engr. frontisp., title-vignette and 8 plates by ROMEYN DE HOOGHE, each w. explanatory text leaf, juxtaposed Latin and Dutch text, contemp. vellum.

- Bookplate and owner's stamp on upper endpapers; partly waterstained in margins; two plates loose. Vellum (mostly frontcover) sl. fingersoiled; sl. warped.

= Geerebaert 117/ 2; Landwehr, R. de Hooghe 96.

€ (150-250) 150
70 2924 Classical antiquity and neolatinism  Macrobius A Th 70 2924 Classical antiquity and neolatinism Macrobius A Th
70/2924 [Classical antiquity and neolatinism]. Macrobius, A.Th. Opera. Ed. I. Pontanus, J. Meursius, J. Gronovius. Leyden, A. Doude and C. Driehuysen, 1670, (32),704,(68)p., engr. frontisp., various figures in text, 19th cent. full mor., a.e.g.

- Backstrip and margins of covers sl. dustsoiled/ faded. = Schweiger p.587.

€ (80-100) 80
70 2925 Classical antiquity and neolatinism  Minucius Felix M 70 2925 Classical antiquity and neolatinism Minucius Felix M
70/2925 [Classical antiquity and neolatinism]. Minucius Felix, M. Octavius. Ed. J. Ouzelus. Leyden, J. Maire, 1652, 7 parts in 1 vol., engr. title-ill. by C. VAN DALEN, contemp. calf, 4to.

- Occas. sl. browned (worse at the end). Rebacked; spine darkened.

€ (100-150)