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Roche Michail De La; Memoirs of Literature

SKU: Roche Michail AB0610217 $512.00
Memoirs of Literature containing a large account of many valuable books, letters and dissertations upon several subjects, miscellaneous observations, etc. By Michail De La Roche. Vol. IV of eight volumes only. The Second Edition, revised and corrected. Sold by R. Knaplock, at the Bishopa's-Head in St. Paula's Church-yard; and P. Vaillant, in the Strand, London in 1722. Original full tooled calf leather boards. Spine panel is missing. Six front leaves are unbound as are seven back leaves. Shelf-wear, edge-wear, grime, scuffs and bumps are consistent with age. 471 toned, supple pages with minor foxing and spotting consistent with age not affecting readability. No tears or losses. Front and back end pages exhibit rounded corners and edge chipping. Text is complete. Volume measures: 12.5 cm. x 20 cm. (12mo.). The pages in this volume are in very good condition and could be easily rebound. Partial contents: A Letter Concerning Witchcraft; A Treatise showing how the Health of Princes May be Preserved; An Essay On the Art of Grammar; A Body of Philosophy; The Life of a Nun; The Rules of the French Pronunciation; A Second Letter Concerning Servetusa's Trial; The History of the Emperora's; A New Edition of Horace by Dr. Bentley; The Poetical Art of Horace Translated into French Verse; An Account of the Impostures of a Boy, at Bilson in Staffordshire, Who Pretended to be Possessed by the Devil; A Compendium of Divinity; A Commentary Upon the Three First Books of Kings; The Moving Sphere According To the System of Copernicus; Observations Mathematical, etca Made in the East-Indies and China From the Year 1684 to the Year 1708; Observations Concerning Those Sparks, That Come Out of the Sea Upon the Run of a Ship. And, many more written in old English. This volume is an amazing insight into the day to day thinking of the time. A rare original volume.