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        Elévations à Dieu sur les Mystères de la Religion Chrétienne. Ouvrage Posthume.

      A Paris, chez Jean Mariette, rue Saint Jacques, aux Colonnes d'Hercule 1727 - Livre ancien Tome 1 : (1bl), 1p de titre, 469p, 6p ( table et privilège du Roy), (1bl) ; Tome 2 : (1bl), 1p de titre, 530p, 6p ( table), (1bl). - HRL -. Edition originale. Exemplaire conforme à la description du catalogue Rochebilière n°281, mais avec la leçon empreinte à la p89, 16è ligne, qu'il ne signale pas. Condition : 2 volumes in-12, en veau brun, dos à 5 nerfs orné de fleurons, dentelle sur les coupes, tranches mouchetées de bleu. -. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Voyages de Gulliver. Seconde edition. Old calf gilt.

      A Milendo: Chez les Freres Pigmeos. Avec Privilege de l Empereur de Lilliput, [Fictitious imprint], 1727 - 2 vols, 16 cm, 16mo in alternate eights & fours, pp. (i-vi), viii-xxxix, (xl-lxiv), blank leaf, 1-277, (278) blank; (i-viii), 1-325, (326) blank. 4 engraved plates. Signatures: vol1. *8, **4, ***8, ****², blank leaf, A-Y in alternate 8's and 4's, Z4, Aa-Bb² (Bb2, blank, wanting); vol 2. a4, A-Z, Aa-Dd in alternate 8's and 4's (Dd8, blank). The text of this translation is the same as that of Paris editions of the same year, which was abridged and adapted by the abbe Pierre Francois Guyot Desfontaines from his own translation. Cf. Teerink, H.A. Bibliography of.Jonathan Swift. The Hague, 1937, p. 205-206, no. 390; Hubbard, L.L. Contributions Towards a Bibliography of Gullivers Travels.Chicago, 1922, p. 157. Contents: Vol 1. 1 ptie. Voyage a Lilliput. 2 ptie. Voyage a Brobdingnag. Vol 2. 3 ptie. Voyage a Laputa, aux Balnibarbes, a Luggnagg, a Gloubbdoubdrid, & au Japon. 4 ptie. Voyage au pais des Houyhnhnms. Very attractive old calf, backs elaborately gilt in six compartments, gilt burgundy morocco lettering pieces in the second & gilt vol number in the third. The rest with gilt filleted panels of gilt foliation enclosing diamond shape gilt floral centers, five raised bands. Bindings strong & sound. Vol 1 with piece (2 ¾in x 1 ¼in) torn from title. Short mostly marginal tears to A4-A8. Small marginal corner loss to plate 1. Sheets slightly age toned & clean. Neat 1783 name crossed out by another on the front free endpapers. Later name on rear paste down endpapers. The first edition of the first French translation is A La Haye: Chez P. Gosse & J. Neaulme, 1727. The translator is unknown. There is also a new translation with that imprint and date. The Desfontaines translation followed some months later Paris, 1727. Editions of the French Desfontaines translation published in Paris are . Teerink, note to nos. 383-385. H4094 [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Acta Regia, or An Account of the Treaties, Letters and Instruments between the Monarchs of England and Foreign Powers.

      London: Printed for J. Darby, A Bettesworth, F. Fayram and several others 1726, 1727. - Published in Mr Rymer's Feodera which are the basis of the English history and contain those authorities which rectify the mistakes that most of our writers have committed for want of such a collection of records. Translated from the French of M. Rapin, as published by M. Le Clerc. With the heads of the Kings and Queens curiously engraved by Mr. Vandergucht. In 4 uniform volumes. Vol I. Henry I to the accession of Rich. II, 28+400pp+index, 9 engraved plates, also a list of books published for these booksellers and a life of Mr. de Rapin. Vol. II. Rich. II to Ed. IV. 427pp+index, 4 engraved plates, Vol III. Ed. V, to Queen Mary, 420 pp. +index, 5 engraved plates. Vol. IV. Eliz. I, to the death of James I, and the marriage treaty of Prince Charles to Henrietta Maria of France to which is an appendix, 542pp+index, 2 engraved plates. Contemporary calf binding, six panelled spine with raised boards and new appropriate spine labels, boards with narrow double gilt line around edges, boards are worn from age and usage but are all tight copies, clean and relatively fresh, the plates are in very good condition and are present for all monarchs save Richard II which shows no sign of being bound in. There are a few old light water stains here and there, a nice set.

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        Fables nouvelles dedie'es au roy. Par M. De La Motte, de l'Academie Francoise. Avec un discours sur la fable. Quatrième Edition. Avec Figures.

      chez R. & J. Wetstein, &vG. Smith,, Amsterdam, 1727 - Due voll. in -8°, pp. 210, 153, (3), leg. in p. pelle dell’epoca con fregi e tit. in oro su tass. al d., antiporta inciso in rame firmato C.A. Coypelino, 99 tavv. f.t. , ogni vignetta è incastonata in una ricca cornice a motivi a volte geometrici a volte floreali sempre diversa. Alla carta bianca dedica cancellata da antico inchiostro. Brunet 3, 801 "jolie édition"; Graesse p. 90. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Der Aufrichtige Astronomus Welcher von verschiedenen, so wol zur Doctrina Sphaerica als zu Bewegung der COMETEN und zu den OBSERVATIONIBUS ASTRONOMICIS gehörigen Materien, einen ausführlichen Unterricht ertheilet., Dabey er ferner auf eine überaus deutliche Artr lehret: Wie man die ECLIPSES PRIMI SATELLITIS JOVIS durch blosses Addiren erforschen; Dergleichen alle Mond- und Sonnen-Finsternisse biß auf das Jahr 17590, ohne eigene Rechnung, nur durch Zirckel und Linela sehr genau anzeigen soll. Zu weiteren Aufnehmen der höchst nützlichen Astronomie an das Licht gestellet und durch viele Figuren begreiflicher gemacht von .

      Nürnberg, Peter Conrad Monath, 1727 - gestoechenes Frontispiz [7 Bll.], 336 S., 24 S. [4Bll.] Register, und 14 gestochenen ausfaltbaren Tafeln Zweite Ausgabe (Erste Ausgabe erschein 1726 in gleicher Kollation s. Dünnhaupt),- ADB 29, 274 ff.; Dünnhaupt V. 3513, 30.2. Johann Leonhard (1688-1727), gelernter Mathematiker, wurde der Öffentlichkeit erstmals mit dem 1718 erschienenen "Handbuch zur Astronomie" bekannt und legte zusammen mit dem vorliegenden Werk damit "das erste(s) solide(s) wissenschaftliche Werk" (Dünnhaupt ebd. 3501) zur Astronomie vor. . In der beneidenswerten Situation zeitlebens keinem bürgerlichen Beruf nachgehen zu müssen, brillierte darüber hinaus anonym mit "zahlreiche(n) galante(n), z. T. recht schlüpfrige(n) Schlüsselromanen." (ebd.). Mit schwungvoll barockem, allegorischem Frontispiz und anschaulichen, gestochenen Tafeln. Sprache: de Gewicht in Gramm: 750 4° Halbpergament der Zeit mit farbigem Titelrückenschild (mit kleinen Fehlstellen.) [Attributes: First Edition]

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Michael Solder]
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        Moscou Capitale de la Moscovie

      Leiden 1727 - from the book "Voyages tres-curieux et tres-renommez faits en Moscovie, Tartarie et Perse.", Size : 295x365 (mm), 11.625x14.375 (Inches), Black & White

      [Bookseller: Alexandre Antique Prints, Maps & Books]
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        TRAVELS INTO SEVERAL REMOTE NATIONS OF THE WORLD. In Four Parts. By Lemuel Gulliver, First a Surgeon, and then a Captain of several Ships. To which are prefix'd, Several Copies of Verses Explanatory and Commendatory; never before printed

      London: For Benj. Motte, 1727, 1726. 2 volumes. A very interesting set with fine provenance. The Coleridge family copy. First edition, Teerink&#146;s B issue of Vol. II dated 1726 and the Second edition of Vol. I, formatted, sized and in presentation as the firsts and published within just a few months of the first editions and set from the first issue of the first edition (the A edition). This is the first edition to include the "Verses," which had been separately printed in March of 1727. They were compressed into twenty pages and inserted here by the publisher after the title and before the text. This is also one of the earliest issues of the second edition, with the portrait found in the first editions and in only some copies of the second. Portrait frontispiece, 6 maps and plates. 8vo, full calf in contemporary style, lettered in gilt and elaborately tooled in gilt on the spines with panel designs incorporated within raised bands gilt ruled and stopped, the covers with 3 gilt ruled panels incorporating corner tools surrounding a central panel gilt. i-ii, [xx], iii-xii, 148, [x],164; [1] ads, [vi],155, [viii],199. An especially attractive copy of this increasingly scarce title. The calf remains in bright and excellent condition, the textblocks and engravings, sound, clean, crisp and unpressed. RARE EARLY ISSUE OF ONE OF THE GREAT WORKS IN THE HISTORY OF WORLD LITERATURE. THE COLERIDGE FAMILY COPY. INSCRIBED BY THE GREAT POET&#146;S NEPHEW AND SON-IN-LAW HENRY N. COLERIDGE, BY F.G. COLERIDGE AND ALSO BY HIS GRANDDAUGHTER EDITH COLERIDGE. A SPECIAL COPY WITH WONDERFUL PROVENANCE.<br> Copies with fine provenance are regrettably uncommon, and this copy remains a fine example of the book in its original aspect and with bindings in proper contemporary style. This edition was the first to include the five Verses (1. To Quinbus Flestrim. 2. The Lamentation. 3. To Mr. Lemuel Gulliver. 4. Mary Gulliver To Capt. Lemuel Gulliver. 5. The Words of the King of Brobdingnag.) which did not appear in the first impressions of late 1726 ).<br> "Gulliver&#39;s Travels" is a biting political satire ingeniously styled after the many narratives of travel and exploration popular at the time and which Swift had read in the library of his employer, Sir William Temple. And though most satire, especially political satire, is quickly rendered unintelligible or uninteresting with the passage of time, Swift endowed his story with so much imagination that it has never passed out of the canon of classics in English literature.

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        CORREA DE SAN AGUSTIN.

      Madrid 1727 - 20 h., 236 p, 2 h. ; 4º Encuadernación pergamino época. Leves puntos de óxido. Revisado completo. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        FABLES By Mr. GAY

      Printed for J. Tonson and J. Watts 1st edition, London 1727 - Titlepage in facsimile, 51 copperplate vignettes (complete) illustrating the 50 Febles after designs by John Wootton and William Kent, engraved by P. Fourdrinier, G. Van der Gucht and others. Quarto new half green cloth, spine title gilt, new & older endpapers. Titlepage (facsimile) +[xii]pp (Dedication, Table & Introduction) +173pp with the copperplates complete. Paper tanned throughout with some browner margins and sporadic light foxing. *This first edition was the only one to be published in quarto size (all later printimgs octavo or 12mo). The second volume was not published until 1738, after Mr. Gay's death (Lewine p206, Rothschild 925, Foxon p295). The modern binding of this copy is not sympathetic, but the book is priced to leave room for rebinding, to match a second volume if required. 1 volume.

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        Caroli Drelincurtii.,. Opuscula medica, quae reperiri potuere omnia, nunc primo simul edita

      Apud Gosse & Neaulme 1727 - 20x15cm, (12),806,[14]p, Includes a preface by Hermann Boerhaave. Spine edges professionally repaired using matching brown calf leather. Spine label replaced with red & black gilt lettered morocco label. New endpapers added, mm of the top edge of the first few leaves edgeworn, some board edges repaired. Pagination runs 10, [2], 1-166, 167-168 [repeated 7 times], [2], 167-464, 459-666, [3], 666-718, 709-806, [13, index] pages. Title vignette. Title-page printed in red and black. [".,.Scarcely had [ Drelincourt] taken his Degrees at Montpellier in 1654 but immediately he was chosen first Physician to the King of Franc'e Armies in Flanders, commanded by Marshall Turenne., He served William III, King of England and Queen Mary, his Consort, til their advancement to the throne. It was to him alone that the King committee the care of the Queen in her journery to the waters of Aix in 1681.,."- Pierre Bayle "Dictionary Historical & Critical", Vol. 2, 2nd edtn, 1735]. Contemporary leather. A crease & some cracking to spine. Good. [Contents: Quæstio Therapeuca. an omnibus putridis Febribus Venæ sectio & Purgatio? Quæstiones quatuor Cardinales: I. an Arthritidi Thermæ? II. An Apoplexiæ Ranularum Sectio? III. an in Febre bilosus humor expurgandus aliquando ante pepathiou? IV an Affectioni Hypochondriacæ chalybis usus; Quibus Quæstionibus annectuntur Assertiones, Problemata, & Paradoxa, cum carminibus in Laudem Drelincurtii Variis; Oratio Doctoralis Monspessula; Diatriba de Partu Octimestri Vivaci; Quæstio Phisiologica an Partus Octimestris B´Vitalis; La Legende su Gascon: ou la Lettere de Charles Drelincourt, à Monsieur Poree, sur la Méthode, pretendie nouvelle, de tailler de la pierre; Deux autres Letttres sur la mesme matiere à Monsieur Vallot; Oratio super civitatis & Academiæ calamitatibus & super Clariss. Viri Joh. van Horne natalibus, vitæ instituto & e vivis excessu habita; Præludium Anatomicum; Libitinæ Tropæ Pag 201. cum Appendice ad Glaudulosos Doctores; Limatulum atque Politulum Oerdinis Elephantini de Drelincurtianis Libitinæ Trophæis Indicium; Cardiaci contra Viperinos Calumniatorum morsus; Responso Lepidi Pacifici Saxoferratensis ad Epistolam Bibliopolæ Leidensis Græco-Latini de Exilio Medicorum Romanorum & de absurdis Libellis Drelincurtianis Pag: De Conceptione Adversaria; Hypomnemata de Humani Foetus membranis; Meletemata de Tunica Foetus Allantoide; Animadversiones de Tunuica Chorio; Castigationes dfe Membrana Foetus Agnina; Emendationes de Foetuum Pilcolo sive Galea; Meditationes Elenctictæ super Humani Foetus Umbiklico; De Conceptu, formatione, nutritione atque partione Foetus Humani; Lucubrationes Historicae atque Physicæ de Foeminarum ovis; Curæ fecundæ de Fæminarum ovis; Appendix de Utero; Dissertatio de Varuiolis atque Morbillis; De Divinis apud Hippocratem dogmatis sermo; Experimenta Anatomica ex Vivorum sectionibus Petita; Dissertatio Anatomico-Practica de Lienosis]. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        L'OFFICE DE LA SEMAINE SAINTE A L'USAGE DE ROME ET DE PARIS

      IMP. JACQUES COLLOMBAT 1727 - RO30056063: 671 pages. Bandeaux, lettrines et culs-de-lampe en noir et blanc. Titre, 5 caissons dorés sur le dos cuir maroquin rouge à 5 nerfs. Tranches dorées. Ornements dorés sur les plats. Manque un peu de cuir sur le premier plat. Tranche et coins des plats frottés. Ecritures à l'encre sur la dernière page. Avec l'explication des cérémonies de l'église, et des instructions, prières et quelques réfléxions sur les mystères que l'on célèbre dans cette sainte semaine. In-12 Relié plein cuir. Etat d'usage. Couv. défraîchie. Dos frotté. Intérieur acceptable Classification Dewey : 200-RELIGION [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Traité des Negociations de Banque, et des Monnoyes Ètrangeres .

      Paris, Guillaume Cavelier et Pissot, 1727. - (1) weißes Bl., gest. Frontispiz (von Thevenard), VIII, 304 S., (1) weißes Bl. und 33 gest. Tafeln, dunkelbrauner Ganzleder-Band der Zeit auf fünf unechten Bünden, mit goldgeprägtem Rückenschild und reicher Rückenvergoldung, dreiseitigem Rotschnitt und marmorierten Vorsätzen (Gelenke mit Einrissen, Ecken berieben), 25 x 19 cm. Erste Ausgabe. (Kress 3686). Enthält 'poids & valeur des Especes d'Or & d'Argent, tant anciennes que courantes', 'L'Explication des Changes Etrangers', 'Les valeurs relatives des Especes de Change entre elles', 'La methode facile d'operer les conversions des Especes d'un Royaume en celles d'un autre', 'L'Explication analytique des negociations de Banque qui se sont journellement sur les Places de commerce de l'Europe' u.a.m. - Innen mäßig gebräunt, 2 Bl. mit kl. Randausriss. [Attributes: First Edition]

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        Antiope.

      . Kupferstich in Punktiermanier, in mehreren Farben, von F. Bartolozzi (1727-1815), auf Bütten. Darstellung im Hochoval. 23:17,4 cm. Walker excud. Published London 1781. Sehr guter Abdruck, sicher selten. Literatur: Boerner 1979, vgl. 43.. Angelika Kauffmann war eine der berühmtesten Malerinnen ihrer Zeit. Bereits als 11jährige galt sie als Wunderkind. Als Tochter des Porträt- und Freskenmalers J.J. Kauffmann (1702-1782), der ihr erster Lehrer war, wurde Kauffmanns zeichnerisches und musikalisches Talent schon im Kindesalter erkannt und gefördert. Die beiden ersten Italienaufenthalte in den Jahren 1754-1757 und 1758-1766 brachten entscheidende künstlerische Impulse sowie die Verbindung zu zahlreichen potenziellen Auftraggebern. 1766 ließ sie sich in England nieder, wo sie zahlreiche Porträtaufträge von Hof und Adel erhielt. Nach der Heirat mit dem Maler A. Zucchi (1726-1795) siedelte sie 1782 nach Rom über, wo sie ebenfalls bald zu einer der gefeiertsten Künstlerinnen ihrer Zeit avancierte. Auch für die deutschen Romreisenden war ihr Atelier eine wichtiger Treffpunkt, insbesondere für den Weimarer Kreis um Goethe, Herder, die sie beide porträtierte, und Herzogin Anna Amalia von Sachsen-Weimar. Neben ihrer Porträttätigkeit betrieb Angelika Kauffmann ebenso erfolgreich die Historienmalerei. So führte sie Aufträge u.a. für Kaiser Joseph II. und für das russische Herrscherhaus aus. Bereits 1762 wurde sie Ehrenmitglied der Accademia Bologna und 1765 ordentliches Mitglied der Accademia di San Luca zu Rom. Zudem beteiligte sie sich 1768 an der Gründung der Royal Academy; gemeinsam mit Mary Moser (1744-1819), einer der berühmtesten Malerinnen Englands, gehörte sie zu deren einzigen weiblichen Mitgliedern.

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        JUNE 26, 1727 A MERE FIFTEEN DAYS AFTER THE DEATH OF HER FATHER IN LAW KING GEORGE I CAROLINE OF ANSBACH EXERTS HER NEW AUTHORITY

      England 1727 - On offer is an exceptional rare ancient document with an original handwritten signature of Queen Caroline of Ansbach, consort to King George II; partial document with a very nice, large, 5 inch signature of the Queen across the top. Document cut is 8 x 8 inches, repairs lower left, else a scarce signature. Caroline of Ansbach (later Queen Caroline; Wilhelmina Charlotte Caroline; 1 March 1683 - 20 November 1737) was the Queen Consort of George II. Caroline's mind far outstripped George's. As a young woman, she corresponded with Gottfried Leibniz, the intellectual colossus who was courtier and factotum to the House of Hanover. She also helped initiate The Leibniz-Clarke Correspondence, arguably the most important of all 18th-century philosophy of physics discussions, which is still widely read. Caroline became Queen on the death of her father-in-law in 1727 on June 11 - this document is penned a mere 15 days later. This letter, to paraphrase, is a demand from the newly minted Guardian of the Kingdom instructing them to service and payment as if by order of the King. In the course of the next few years, she and her husband fought a constant battle against their eldest son, Frederick, Prince of Wales, who had been left behind in Germany when they came to England. Queen Caroline held a powerful position; she was made Guardian of the Kingdom of Great Britain, and His Majesty's Lieutenant within the same during His Majesty's absence, thus acting as regent when her husband was in Hanover. It is also worth noting that she was co-heiress to Sayn-Altenkirchen through her mother, whose mother Johanette reigned as Countess of Sayn-Wittgenstein-Sayn-Altenkirchen, but ultimately never inherited it. She died of complications following a rupture of the womb on 20 November 1737, and was buried at Westminster Abbey. Handel composed an elaborate 10-section anthem for the occasion, "The Ways of Zion do Mourn; Funeral Anthem for Queen Caroline". The King had arranged for a pair of matching coffins with removable sides, so that when he followed her to the grave (twenty-three years later), they could lie together again. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall [Attributes: Signed Copy; Soft Cover]

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        Vegetable Staticks: Or, An Account of some Statical Experiments on the Sap in Vegetables: Being an Essay towards a Natural History of Vegetation. Also, a Specimen of an Attempt to Analyse the Air, By a great Variety of Chymio-Statical Experiments

      19 engraved plates. 4 p.l., ii-vii, [2], 376 pp. 8vo, cont. calf (expertly rejointed), double gilt fillet round sides, spine gilt, red morocco lettering pieces on spine. London: W.& J. Innys, 1727. [with]:-- . Statical Essays: containing Haemastaticks; or, an Account of some Hydraulick and Hydrostatical Experiments made on the Blood and Blood-Vessels of Animals...To which is added, an Appendix, containing Observations and Experiments relating to several Subjects in the first Volume...With an Index to both Volumes. xxii, [26], 361, [23] pp. 8vo, cont. calf (upper joint with a tiny split at head), double gilt fillet round sides, spine gilt, red morocco lettering piece on spine. London: W. Innvs, R. Manby, & T. Woodward, 1733. First editions and a very fine, fresh, and crisp set in matching bindings; these are great classics of experimental science. This set belonged to the great biologist Abraham Trembley (1710-84), who is best known for his pioneer studies of hydra; he has been called "the father of experimental zoology." He has signed the title-page at the foot of Vol. I (along with the maiden name of his wife, Strassen). In the first volume, Hales "studied the movement of sap in plants and discovered what is now known as root pressure. He measured the amount of water lost by plants through evaporation and related this to the amount of water present in a given area of soil in which the plants were growing. He estimated rain and dewfall in this connexion, measured the rate of growth of shoots and leaves, and investigated the influence of light on plants. He experimented on gases and found that they were obtainable from plants by dry distillation. He was the first to realize that carbon dioxide was supplied to plants by the air and formed a vital part of the plant&#39;s food supply. These experiments led the way to those of Ingenhousz and de Saussure, while his ideas on combustion and respiration facilitated the discoveries of Black, Lavoisier and Priestley... "The second volume contains the studies in blood pressure which make Hales one of the founders of modern experimental physiology. The application of the principle of the pressure-gauge or manometer enabled him to measure blood pressure during the contraction of the heart. He computed the circulation rate and estimated the velocity of the blood in the veins, arteries and capillary vessels and by showing that the capillary vessels are liable to constriction and dilation he made an important contribution both to the study of physiology and the practice of the physician of today...Hales&#39;s work marked the greatest advance in the physiology of the circulation between Harvey and the introduction of the mercury manometer and other instruments for the measurement of blood pressure by J. L. M. Poiseuille in 1828."-Printing & the Mind of Man 189. Uniformly bound sets of first editions are of great rarity. &#10087; I & II: Horblit 45a & b. I: Dibner, Heralds of Science, 26. II: Garrison-Morton 765-"the single greatest contribution to our knowledge of the vascular system after Harvey, and led to the development of the blood-pressure measuring instruments now in universal use." .

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        Le Nouveau Testament de notre Seigneur Jesus-Christ traduit selon la vulgate. Nouvelle edition

      Paris: Gabriel-François Quillau fils. 1727. "12mo, pp. [14], xxi, [3], 700, [2]; text in double column; full contemporary brown morocco gilt, gilt spine in 6 compartments, the bottom compartment depicting the initials CP (or CF?), a.e.g., marbled endpapers; edges very slightly scuffed, else fine. A beautiful copy.& & Cambridge only in OCLC as of March, 2014; Darlow & Moule 3797."

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        Botanicon Parisiense ou dénombrement par ordre alphabetique des plantes, qui se trouvent aux environs de Paris. Compris dans la carte de la Prevoté . Avec plusiers descriptions des plantes, leurs synonymes, le tems de fleurir & de grainer .

      - Leide & Amsterdam, J. & H. Verbeek et B. Lakeman, 1727. Folio (382 x 262mm). pp. (36), xii, (4), 205, (48), with title printed in red and black and engraved title-vignette, 1 engraved folded map, 1 engraved portrait (of the author) and 33 engraved plates. Contemporary calf, spine in 7 compartments with gilt lines and gilt lettered label. First edition of the author's prominent work, in which he developed his study of sexual characteristics. However Vaillant died before his work could be published. The preface is by H. Boerhaave, written in French and Latin. The 'Botanicon' is remarkable for its treatment of Cryptogams, as it describes 131 species of Fungi. The 33 delicately engraved plates, depicting 354 figures of plants, are by Claude Aubriet (1665-1742; 'peintre du Cabinet du Roy'), one of the finest botanical draughtsmen of his time. A very fine copy.Nissen BBI, 2033. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Botanicon Parisiense ou denombrement par ordre alphabetique des plantes, qui se trouvent aux environs de Paris .

      J. & H. Verbeek und B. Lakeman,, Leiden und Amsterdam, 1727 - Leiden und Amsterdam, J. & H. Verbeek und B. Lakeman, 1727. Folio. 18 n.n., XII S. 2 n.n. Bl., 205 S., 24 n.n. Bl. Mit gestochener Titelvignette, gestochenem Porträt, einer gestochenen, mehrfach gefalteten Karte und 33 gestochenen Tafeln. Lederband der Zeit. Nissen 2033. - Erste Ausgabe. Das Hauptwerk der Verfassers, der aber noch vor dem Druck verstarb. Mit einem Vorwort in französisch-lateinischem Paralleltext von H. Boerhaave. Die Tafeln zeigen über 350 verschiedene Pflanzen und Pilze. Text in Französisch. - Die Karte im Falz angebrochen. Papier stellenweise etwas fleckig und gebräunt. Ohne den hinteren, fliegenden Vorsatz. Einband stark bestossen und beschabt. Rücken angerissen. Sprache: N [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Histoire de Polybe, nouvellement traduite du grec par Dom Vincent Thuillier.avec un commentaire ou un corps militaire.(tomi 6)

      P. Gandouin 1727-2730, Paris - [700 fig.- Battaglie- Scienze militari](cm. 26) Volumi 6. Bella legatura in pieno vitello originale, dorso a 5 nervi, titolo su doppio tassello, specchi riccamente ornati ai piccoli ferri di notevole eleganza, tagli a spruzzo, sguardie in carta policroma. Primo: -cc 4nn., Ritratto, pp. Lxxiv, -pp. Lxxx, pp. 279, cc.3 nn. Secondo: -pp. xLii, pp. da 279 a 749, c. 1 nn., pp. da 441 a 464. Terzo. -pp. xLii, cc.5 nn., pp.434, c.1 nn. Quarto: -pp. xLviii, pp. 482, c.1 nn. Quinto .pp.xxxviii, pp. 508. Sesto: pp. C (100), pp. 558, c 1 col privilegio del re. Contiene circa 123 tavole in rame di cui 61 a doppia pagina e varie ripiegate, belle la Grecia, la Sicilia, le Alpi, la pianta di Cremona, la battaglia di Milazzo, Tunisi, Apollonia, lago Trasimeno con gli elefanti di Annibale ecc. sembra manchino 3 tavv.(una al secondo volume e due al terzo). Bella e pregiata prima edizione francese della traduzione del Thuillier. Esemplare molto bello, fresco e nitido, di questo classico corredato da un ricco patrimionio iconografico, con battaglie per mare e per terra, macchine e strumenti da guerra. Lievi toccature riprese alla legatura. vari esemplari riportano numero di tavole diverse in quanto le doppie a volte vengono conteggiate diversamente. *Graesse V 396; * Brunet IV 791.[f83] [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        EIGHT EARLY MASSACHUSETTS TRACTS ON VARIOUS SUBJECTS, INCLUDING CURRENCY, MANUFACTURES, AND EARTHQUAKES].

      Boston. -1742. 1727 - Eight volumes bound in one. Pagination described below. Half title in first five works. Contemporary calf, ornate blind-tooled border on covers, spine in seven compartments, 20th-century paper label with manuscript caption title. Covers bowed, rubbed, and scuffed. Spine cracked with one- inch chip at head, hinges worn. Old tape repair on verso of one half title. Occasional minute foxing. Later 18th- century ownership inscription on front free endpaper and later title. Despite pronounced wear to binding, this remains a superlative (and unusually ornate) example of mid- 18th- century American bookbinding. In a half morocco box. An intriguing sammelband of early Boston imprints, the most important of which discuss early New England currency, manufactures, and the famed Massachusetts earthquake of 1727. The pamphlet on manufactures is by far the most important item here, being the earliest substantive work on manufacturing published in the United States (see item 6). The titles are: 1) Rogers, John: THE PERFECT AND UPRIGHT MAN CHARACTERIZ'D AND RECOMMENDED. A FUNERAL DISCOURSE OCCASIONED BY THE DEATH OF THE HONORABLE JOHN APPLETON. Boston: J. Draper for D. Henchman, 1739. [2],24pp. Rogers uses the late Rev. Appleton as an example of the just life. Also included here is Nathaniel Rogers' THE CHARACTER, COMMENDATION, AND REWARD OF A FAITHFUL SERVANT OF CHRIST., with a separate titlepage, though clearly produced as one publication. OCLC locates only seven copies. OCLC 1698386. EVANS 4418. NAIP w027599. 2) THE TESTIMONY AND ADVICE OF AN ASSEMBLY OF PASTORS OF CHURCHES IN NEW-ENGLAND AT A MEETING IN BOSTON, JULY 7, 1743. Boston: S. Kneeland and T. Green, [1743]. 51pp. The pedagogical product of this enthusiastic Great Awakening clergy gathering. EVANS 5136. NAIP w029522. 3) [Vans, Hugh]: SOME OBSERVATIONS ON THE SCHEME PROJECTED FOR EMITTING 60000£. IN BILLS OF A NEW TENOUR TO BE REDEEMED WITH SILVER AND GOLD. Boston: S. Kneeland and T. Green, 1738. [2],25pp. An extremely early treatise on paper money, written in the form of a letter from a merchant to a friend in the country, sometimes attributed to William Douglass, but now considered the work of Hugh Vans. The paper money debate was an on- going conversation in the colonies prior to the Revolution. As early as 1729, Benjamin Franklin published his MODEST ENQUIRY INTO THE NATURE AND NECESSITY OF A PAPER CURRENCY., and in 1740, Douglass (better known for his medical tracts) and Vans each published similar works in Boston. In the present tract Vans condemns the proposed plan for two main reasons: the colony is unable to cover its current debts, and the fluctuating values of silver and gold make it unlikely the currency would bear value in an international market. Vans' tract is particularly notable for the detailed description he provides of the proposed scheme. A good précis of the currency debate in colonial Massachusetts. OCLC locates five copies. OCLC 30508414, 5298109. EVANS 4308. NAIP w002502. KRESS 4408. MANSELL 629:576. SABIN 20725. 4) McGregore, David: PROFESSORS WARN'D OF THEIR DANGER. Boston: J. Draper, 1742. 16pp. A caution to those who seek knowledge outside that gleaned through the church. A Puritanical reinforcement of the scriptural passage reminding wise men that "you do not know what you think you know." Extremely rare. OCLC locates only two copies. OCLC 46293031. NAIP w027894. EVANS 4991. 5) Swift, John: A SERMON PREACH'D AT BOSTON BEFORE THE GREAT AND GENERAL ASSEMBLY OF THE PROVINCE OF MASSACHUSETTS=BAY IN NEW- ENGLAND. Boston: B. Green, 1732. [2],25pp. A scarce election sermon. OCLC 16680689. EVANS 3607. NAIP w029216. 6) A LETTER TO THE MERCHANT IN LONDON, TO WHOM IS DIRECTED A PRINTED LETTER RELATING TO THE MANUFACTORY UNDERTAKING. [Boston]: Printed for the Public Good, 1741. 28pp. Like Alexander Hamilton's famed manufactures report (which this predates by fifty years), the present author's letter to a London merchant in response to a proposed plan to produce new

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        Naaukeurige en uitvoerige Beschryving van de Kaap De Goede Hoop; Behelzende Een zeer omstandig Verhaal van den tegenwoordigen toestant van dat vermaarde Gewest, deszelfs Gelegenheit, Haven, ...; Nevens Een geleerde Beschreyving van het Klimaat en den Aaart van dat Landschap; ... Waar by nog komt, ... Beschryving van de oorsprong der Hottentotten: Vervattende Een merkwaardig Bericht van derzelver Tale, Godsdienst, ... Alles, geduurende een lang verblyf aan de gemelde Kaap, na waarheit beschreven Door Peter Kolbe, Meester der vrye Konsten, door een voornaam Minister, met Brieven van voorschryving van wylen den Wel-Ed. Gestr. Heere Nikolaes Witsen, Burgermeester der Stad Amsterdam, ... Met kurieuse nieuwe en nodige Kaarten en vele Printverbeeldingen opgeheldert en versiert. Eerste Deel; Tweede Deel

      Amsterdam, Lakemann 1727. 35 cm. 2 Teile in 1 Band; (18), 529 (richtig 527, 252 und 253 in pag. übersprungen), (3); (4), 449, (87) Seiten und mit gestochenem illustriertem Titel, gestochenem Porträt von Houbraken, 6 doppelblattgroßen Kupferstichkarten und 46 (1 doppelblattgroß) Kupfertafeln. Lederband der Zeit mit Rückenschild, Rückenvergoldung, vergoldeten Fileten und Stehkanten - Tiele 606 - Nederl. Scheepv. M. 207 - Mendelssohn I, 843f - Griep / Luber vergleiche 273 - Zweite holländische Ausgabe dieses wichtigen Werkes, und a. über die Kultur der Hottentotten. "Exact and detailed description of the Cape of Good Hope, containing a very curcumstantial account of the present state of that celebrated country ... The best Dutch edition, with excellent full-page engravings and a fine portrait of Kolben" (Mendelssohn). "Kolb (auch: Kolbe, Kolben) hielt sich von 1705 bis 1713 in Südafrika auf. Sein Reisebericht enthält eine landeskundlich-geographische Beschreibung von Südafrika, eine ethnographische Beschreibung der Hottentotten und eine Beschreibung der politischen und sozialen Verhältnisse in den europäischen Kolonien im südlichen Afrika" (Griep / Luber zur Erstausgabe). Beschreibt Religion, Bekleidung, Alltagsleben, Feste, Zeremonien usw. der Hottentotten. Die doppelblattgroße Tafel mit Ansicht des Kaps von der Meerseite. Gutes Exemplar, Ecken und Kapitale restaurirrt, stellenweise leicht stockfleckig, bis S. 60 am Bund Feuchtigkeitsrand, am Vortitel ist der obere weisse Blattrand restauriert. - Sprache / Language: Niederländisch / Dutch -

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        Nouveau Traite Des Instrumens De Chirurgie Les Plus Utiles, Et De Plusieurs Nouvelles Machines Propres Pour Les Maladies Des Os (In 2 Volumes)

      Paris: chez Guillaume Cavelier 1727 - Paris: Chez Guillaume Cavelier. 2 vol. [1] (xxx) [434] (table: 7) [1] plates: 35 / 2nd ed. (1727) ; [2] (4) [281] (2) plates: 30 / 1st ed. (1725) 12mo. Volume 1 is slightly larger (½ cm on each side.) Both volumes fully bound in contemporary brown sheepskin. Restorative lacquer applied to covers. Spines replaced with modern calf-skin. New fascia on spine of Tome 1. Original title plate and volume marker on Tome 2, new compartments. 5 raised bands. 6 compartments. Gilt embossed title stamps reading ?Traite-Des Instru, Tom. I / Tom. II.? Compartments bordered in gilt and containing gilt decorative flourishes within. Restored gilt is bright and lustrous. Tight binding and solid boards. Minor shelf wear considering age. Slight bumping to corners. Evidence of chipping to board edges, professionally repaired. Minimal rubbing. Light scuffing to edges. Slightly speckled page ends. Tome 1 contains a page marking ribbon affixed to spine. Discoloration to outer edges of endpapers. Slight chipping to FFEP. Institutional library bookplate inside front board of each volume with a seal of the Library of the University of Pennsylvania, containing a call number and ?The J. Stockton Hough Collection? on bottom center. Title page of each volume contains perforated institutional library stamp as well as ink stamp on lower portion. Otherwise, clean, unmarked pages with minimal discoloration. Illustrations are complete, copper-plate engraved, and depict various surgical instruments. Overall, an immaculately well-restored and well-preserved 2 volume set.The full title of Nouveau Traite des Instrumens translates to ?new deals with surgical instruments most useful, and several new machines for specific diseases of the bones; which examines their parts, their uses, and the proper way to use them.? Rene Jacques Croissant de Garengeot was a Parisian surgeon and medical writer. He is best known historically for the medical condition known as De Garengeots hernia, a rare subtype of an incarcerated femoral hernia. The eponym may be used to describe the incarceration of the vermiform appendix within a femoral hernia. This comprehensive collection of surgical instruments and instruction on their use is the famed surgeons greatest work of medical literature. First published in 1723, several amended reprints were published over the years, including the enlarged and expanded 2nd edition in 1727. This rare collection would make a fine addition to the library of any medical enthusiast. Please feel free to view our photographs of this exceptional piece. Ships daily. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        The History of Japan,

      London: for the Translator,, 1727. giving an Account of the Ancient and Present State and Government of that Empire; of its Temples, Palaces, Castles and other Buildings; of its Metals, Minerals, Trees, Plants, Animals, Birds and Fishes; of the Chronology and Succession of the Emperors, Ecclesiastical and Secular; of the Original Descent, Religions, Customs, and Manufactures of the Natives, and of their Trade and Commerce with the Dutch and Chinese. Together with a Description of the Kingdom of Siam... translated from his Original Manuscript, never before printed, by J. G. Scheuzer... With a Life of the Author, and an Introduction... 2 volumes, folio (340 × 217 mm). Contemporary sprinkled calf, double gilt fillet panels to the boards, Volume I rebacked with the original spine laid down, later green morocco lettering- and numbering-pieces, compartments gilt with arabesque corner tools and a large floral central device. Additional engraved title and 45 plates, most double-page, 6 folding, including large folding map of Japan and a plan of Nagasaki, title pages printed in red and black. Externally a little rubbed and neatly restored, joints of Volume II just starting, new free endpapers, a few older repairs on the plate folds, light browning, but overall a very good copy. Bookplates of Hans Sloane Stanley (1739-1827), the grand-nephew of Hans Sloane who licensed this work as president of the Royal Society. First edition. In his lifetime Kaempfer published nothing of his travels in the Far East; it was not until his natural history collection and literary remains were purchased by Sir Hans Sloane in 1723&#150;5 that this account, written shortly before his death, was translated into English by Johann Gaspar Scheuzer and prepared for publication. Thereafter this encyclopaedic description of Japanese flora and fauna, religion and customs, government and industries remained "the chief source of Western knowledge of Japan" (Landwehr) for over a century, being translated into all major languages and reprinted on numerous occasions. Born in Westphalia, Kaempfer graduated in 1676 with a doctorate in languages, history and medicine from Cracow, spending the following four years at Königsberg studying medicine and natural science. In 1681 he moved to Upsala and two years later was chosen to accompany Ludwig Fabritius&#39;s embassy from Charles XII to Russia and Persia. At Esfahan Kaempfer decided not to return with the rest of the party, but instead obtained employment with the Dutch East India Company and headed south for Bandar Abbas, where for two years he was surgeon at the Dutch factory. In 1688 he set sail for the east passing through Muscat, the Malabar and Coromandel coasts, Cochin, and Quilon, arriving in Batavia in October 1689, "After spending the winter studying the natural history of Java he took a vessel to Japan as physician to the Dutch trading factory there. En route the vessel called at the Dutch factory in Siam, where Kaempfer visited Ayuthaya and Bangkok. On 24.9.90 he arrived at the Dutch factory of Deshima in Nagasaki, Japan, the only Japanese port at that time open to foreign trade" (Howgego). In 1691 he set out with the head of the factory on his first journey to the imperial court at Edo, receiving an audience with Shogun Tokugawa Tsunayoshi. He made a second similar trip in 1692 before leaving Japan and returning to Batavia, eventually sailing for Europe some time in 1693. "His adroitness, insinuating manners and medical skill overcame the habitual jealousy and reticence of the natives, and enabled him to elicit much valuable information" (Ency. Brit.) By 1695 he had established himself as a physician in his home town of Lemgo where he remained until his death in 1716.

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        DICTIONAIRE OU TRAITE UNIVERSEL DES DROGUES SIMPLES

      1727 - LEMERY, Nicolas. DICTIONAIRE OU TRAITE UNIVERSEL DES DROGUES SIMPLES. Rotterdam: Jean Hofhout, 1727. Quarto. [xx], 590, [58] pp. + 25 ff. Fourth edition, with corrections and many additions by the author. Contains twelve large folding plates, each with 16 individual engravings of plants, corals, and a little hippo. Nicolas Lemery (1645-1715), "the most celebrated pharmacist of France in the 17th century," gave popular and fashionable lectures on chemistry and pharmacy at his store in Paris until 1683, when he had to leave France for religious reasons. He was allowed to continue his practice only after converting to Catholicism in 1686, and then published the first edition of this "Dictionaire" in 1697. Early calf, spine gilt in five compartments, quite rubbed, and worn at head of spine. Faint damp mark to top edge, not affecting printed area. Fore-edge speckled, spotting edge of some plates, also not affecting print. Library markings. On the whole a good copy. (Haller p. 579; Pritzel 4211; LaWall pp. 276, 303-5; Ferguson II, p. 21).

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        Indian Converts: or, some Account of the Lives and Dying Speeches of a considerable Number of the Christianized Indians of Martha's Vineyard, in New England

      Printed for Samuel Gerrish, Bookseller in Boston in New England., London 1727 - Nineteenth century half dark green morocco over marbled paper covered boards, bound by Boston binder William Ulman with his binder's ticket on the front pastedown. Provenance: William L. Wainwright (booklabel) An extraordinary copy of a noted work on the Indians of Martha's Vineyard. Experience Mayhew was the fourth generation of Mayhews who preached to the Indians of Martha's Vineyard, his great-grandfather being Thomas Mayhew, to whom Sir Ferdinando Gorges granted the patent in 1641. "In this extraordinary relation of the effects of the Gospel upon the aborigines, are narrated biographical sketches of one hundred and twenty-nine Indians, who gave unexceptional tokens of conversion by Christian lives" (Field). This copy has been profusely corrected by an early owner, apparently for publication of a new edition. Howes M452; Sabin 47124; Field p. 270; JCB (1)III:399; European Americana 727/158. (7 5/16 x 4 5/8 inches). xxiv, 310, [2], 16pp. Profusely corrected in manuscript, evidently editing the work for a 19th century edition. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        MEMORIE ISTORICHE massimamente sacre della città di Sora raccolte dal

      De Rossi,, Roma, 1727 - in-4 ant., pp. (20), 297, leg. cart. coeva e tass al d. Bella copia. Ediz. orig. Imp. e fondamentale opera per la storia della cittadina laziale al confine con l'Abruzzo: è qui menzionata anche una celebre cartiera. Lozzi 5201: "Bello e raro". [064]

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        Oeuvres diverses de Mr. Pierre Bayle, contenant tout ce que cet Auteur a publié pendant sa vie, en Philosophie, en Critique, en Histoire, en Littérature etc. excepté son Dictionnaire historique et critique.

      Chez P. Husson, J. Swart, H. Scheurleer, J. Vand Duren, R. Alberts, C. Le Vier 1727-1731. - Folios, 5 volumes. Contemporary full calf, raised bands. Marbled endpapers. In very good condition with some wear to the spine and joints. An attractive set of the author's magnum opus, a historical and critical dictionary

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        Camera Ed Inscrizioni Sepulcrali De' Liberti, Servi, ed Ufficiali della Casa di Augusto Scoperte nella Via Appia, ed illustrate Con le Annotazioni

      Giovanni Maria Salvioni, Roma 1727 - (8) 87 pages. 35 x 24 cm. Seven copper engraved plates, six are fold-outs, title page in red and black with engraved vignette. A study of funerary inscriptions of slaves, freedmen, and other officials in the household of the Roman Emperor Augustus excavated on the Appian Way, with plates engraved by Buonamici after Rossi. The author, a philosopher and scientist worked for the curia of three popes, including being camiere d'honore of Clement XI, librarian to Cardinal Ottoboni (later Pope Alexander VIII). Extensive index. BRUNET, Vol.I, p.847. CICOGNARA 3617. OLSCHKI 16462. Armorial bookplate, some intermittent internal toning, binding tight and firm. 19th century three quarter calf and marbled boards. Very good. [Attributes: First Edition]

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        The Voiage and Travaile of Sir John Maundevile, Kt. Which Treateth of the Way to Hierusalem; and of Marvayles of Inde, with Other Ilands and Countryes. Now Publish&#39;d Entire from an Original MS. In the Cotton Library

      London: Woodman, Lyon and C. Davis. Full Leather. xxiv, 384, viii pp. Recased. Raised bands and periphery of boards decorated with gilt. Title page printed in red and black. Bookplate inside front board. Several incidents of peeling and sticker remnant to decorated front endpaper. Small, faint numeric ink stamp at bottom of title page. Call numbers on backstrip scarcely visible. Moderate wear. Binding firm. . Good. 1727.

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        Die Religion.

      . Kupferstich in Punktiermanier, von F. Bartolozzi (1727-1815), auf Bütten. Darstellung im Hochoval. 34,8:26,3 cm. Published London 1783. Vor der Überarbeitung und vor A. Moltenos Adresse. - Sehr guter Abdruck, leicht vergilbt. Literatur: A. Calabi: Francesco Bartolozzi: Catalogue des Estampes d'apres manuscripts de A. de Vesme. Mailand 1928, 701; Manners/Williamson, S. 227; Boerner 1979, 193 (Rotdruck).. Angelika Kauffmann war eine der berühmtesten Malerinnen ihrer Zeit. Bereits als 11jährige galt sie als Wunderkind. Als Tochter des Porträt- und Freskenmalers J.J. Kauffmann (1702-1782), der ihr erster Lehrer war, wurde Kauffmanns zeichnerisches und musikalisches Talent schon im Kindesalter erkannt und gefördert. Die beiden ersten Italienaufenthalte in den Jahren 1754-1757 und 1758-1766 brachten entscheidende künstlerische Impulse sowie die Verbindung zu zahlreichen potenziellen Auftraggebern. 1766 ließ sie sich in England nieder, wo sie zahlreiche Porträtaufträge von Hof und Adel erhielt. Nach der Heirat mit dem Maler A. Zucchi (1726-1795) siedelte sie 1782 nach Rom über, wo sie ebenfalls bald zu einer der gefeiertsten Künstlerinnen ihrer Zeit avancierte. Auch für die deutschen Romreisenden war ihr Atelier eine wichtiger Treffpunkt, insbesondere für den Weimarer Kreis um Goethe, Herder, die sie beide porträtierte, und Herzogin Anna Amalia von Sachsen-Weimar. Neben ihrer Porträttätigkeit betrieb Angelika Kauffmann ebenso erfolgreich die Historienmalerei. So führte sie Aufträge u.a. für Kaiser Joseph II. und für das russische Herrscherhaus aus. Bereits 1762 wurde sie Ehrenmitglied der Accademia Bologna und 1765 ordentliches Mitglied der Accademia di San Luca zu Rom. Zudem beteiligte sie sich 1768 an der Gründung der Royal Academy; gemeinsam mit Mary Moser (1744-1819), einer der berühmtesten Malerinnen Englands, gehörte sie zu deren einzigen weiblichen Mitgliedern.

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        Elementorum prospectivae libri II. Opus posthumum. Recensuit et edidit Joan. Baptista Bertolini.Verona, Moroniana, [1787]. Imperial 8vo (25 x 17 cm). With engraved medallion portrait of the author on title-page, by I. Alexandri after X. a Rosa, and with 113 fine-line woodcut figures in the text, illustrating the principals of perspective projections. Contemporary marbled wrappers.

      Riccardi I, T-col. 539; Vagnetti EIVb68; not in Berlin Kat. First edition, posthumously published, of a standard text book on perspective by Guiseppe Torelli (1727-1781), famous Italian mathematician and author of various works on geometry. It was edited by a Veronese architect and professor of graphic arts at the Military Academy at Verona. The book is divided into two parts, the first part containing axioms and 22 problems, and the second part 12 problems on perspective, all fully explained and clearly illustrated by means of the numerous woodcuts.With the bolts opened but wholly untrimmed, preserving all deckles. Two stab holes in the fore-edge margin run through the first third of the book, but do not approach the text, and the paper is somewhat foxed, but the book is still in good condition. Wrappers slightly tattered and the spine faded.

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        Theatrum Historicum Praetensionum et Controversiarum Illustrium. Oder Historischer Schauplatz der Ansprüche und Streitigkeiten Hoher Potentaten und anderer regierenden Herrschaften in Europa.

      Leipzig, verlegts Moitz George Weidmann,1727.. 2. wesentlich erweiterte Ausgabe. 2 in 1 Band. Folio. 22 Bll., 908 S.; 1 Bl., 672 (rechts 668) S., 19 Bll. Prgt. d. Zt. mit den üblichen Altersspuren. Innen etwas gebräunt, vereinzelt alte Anmerkungen. Innengelenk nur oben etwas gebrochen.. Fortsetzung des Titels: in Europa ... Worinnen dargestellet wird Der Ursprung, die Gründe, Gegen-Antworten, und der ietzige Zustand der meisten und wichtigsten Praezensionen, welche die in Europa regierenden Potentaten und Herrschaften gegen einander theils annoch haben, theils aber nach geschlossenem Westphälischen und letztern Friedens-Schlusse unter einnander abgethan und beygeleget; Aus Historicis, Actis Publicis, Duductionibus und andern Scribenten ans Licht gestellet, anietzo aber suppliret und continuiret. Von D. Adam Friedrich Glafeyn, JCto Nebst einem vollständigen Real-Register. Mit gestochener Titelvignette, mehreren gest. Textvignetten und einer 2-fach gefalteten genealogischen Tafel: Engelbertus. (Beginnend mit) Comes Nassoviae gest. anno 1442. Pütter II; 353; ADB XXXIII, 324. - Zweite, von Glafey wesentlich erweiterte Ausgabe des geschätzten Sammelwerkes über Territorialstreitigkeiten in Deutschland (u. a. Bremen, Essen-Werden, Münster, Hamburg, Lübeck) und unter europäischen Fürsten.

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        A Description of the English Province of Carolana. By the Spaniards call'd Florida, and by the French, La Louisiane . With a large and curious Preface, demonstrating the Right of the English to that Country, and the unjust Manner of the French usurping of it

      for Edward Symon, London 1727 - 8vo. [54], 122pp. Folding copper-engraved "Map of Carolana and of the River Meschacebe" [i.e. Mississippi] (map linen-backed at an early date). Later smooth tan calf by W. Pratt, covers with a gilt double filet border, spine with raised bands in six compartments, red morocco lettering pieces in the second and third compartments, the others with a repeat decoration in gilt, marbled endpapers, gilt edge The first edition, third issue of this rare and highly important work, with the map which includes the first English depiction of the Mississippi Valley. With the exception of the title, this third issue is identical to the first published in 1722. According to William S. Coker, in his introduction to the 1976 University of Florida facsimile of the first edition, the three subsequent "editions" were in fact re-issues of the unsold sheets of the first edition with new updated title pages inserted. This is one of the first English works to describe the Southeast in any detail. Colonel Coxe laid claim to an enormous amount of land in the South thanks to grants made to his father Dr. Daniel Coxe by King Charles II. Coxe published the present work to further his families claims, but also to raise awareness of the huge potential of the area and the dangers posed by French incursions. He did not limit himself to the Carolinas, discussing the lower Mississippi in detail as well. Florida, Georgia and Louisiana are also described. Much of the information, gathered from British hunters and explorers, is published here for the first time. The work is also credited with being the first published proposal of a political confederation of the North American colonies. The map, which is often missing, is a particularly fine copy: it is of real importance. Drawn up by the Coxe family to illustrate their claims, it is also the first English depiction of the Mississippi valley. It also improved on all previous maps by eliminating the mountain ranges that were often shown as running beside the Mississippi River, as well as correctly fixing the location of the Appalachian and Ozark mountains. It extends as far north as the Great Lakes and includes an inset of the Mississippi Delta at the lower right "A Map of the Mouth of the River Meschacebe". Church 886; Clark I:68; cf. Coxe Description (Gainesville, Fl.: 1976); Cumming & De Vorsey 190 (ref); European Americana 741/48; Howes C826; JCB (1)III:679; Sabin 17281; Stevens 781; Vail 409. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Schat-kamer ofte konst der stier-lieden, ...Amsterdam, Joannes Loots, 1702. With woodcut illustration of a ship's pilot with a plumb line and navigational instruments by Adriaan Le Duc (1693-1729) on title-page, 4 engraved plates (3 folding and 1 full-page). Further with many woodcut illustrations (mostly diagrams), and letterpress tables of tides and solar and lunar positions. Including: (2) VLACQ, Adriaen. De Tafelen der sinuum, tangentium en secantium, ofte der hoekmaten, raaklynen en snylynen. Amsterdam, Joannes Loots, 1702. Primarily with letterpress tables of logarithms and trigonometric functions, the present copy lacking those for logarithms. 2 parts in 1 volume. 8vo. Contemporary vellum.

      Crone Library 373 & 374; cf. Bierens de Haan 5196 (1727 ed.); Cat. NHSM, p. 672 (1713 ed. plus 1707 ed. of Tafelen alone); STCN (1727 ed., plus 1707 ed. of Tafelen alone), WorldCat (1710 ed.). Very rare first edition of a standard practical manual on the art of navigation, by the virtually unknown Klaas de Vries, teacher of mathematics in Amsterdam. In the preface De Vries summarises the content of the book, which is profusely illustrated (mostly with diagrams) and includes letterpress tables of the tides, the time lag between the positions of the sun and moon for the years 1701-1710, the declination of the sun, etc., as well as 4 engraved plates of a compass rose, the use of the Jakob's staff, the "Platte Paskaart" and the "Wassende graadige paskaart". The work is concluded by sections on the winds one can encounter on the journey from Holland to the Dutch East Indies; how to sail to the East Indies in autumn, during monsoons, etc. Ad 2: The corrected Loots edition of tables of trigonometric functions and logarithms. The note to the reader explicitly states that the tables are based on those published by Adriaen Vlacq in 1665 (Tabulae sinuum ...), but that they have been corrected, in part based on comparisons with the folio editions of Pitiscus for the trigonometric functions and Henry Briggs for the logarithms. The present copy lacks the tables of logarithms, but its collation and signing otherwise agrees with the somewhat irregular ones given in Crone. Good copy, the Schat-kamer complete with the errata leaf. The Tafelen lacks the two tables of logarithms (45 leaves, 2A1-M1). Binding somewhat dirty and stained, with the head of the spine chipped and cracked.

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        Antiquitatum misnico-saxonicarum singularia duobus libris exposita quorum alter antiquissimorum Misniae incolarum, Hermundurorum; Thuringorum ac Venedorum; alter Saxonum veterum rem & gentem nova hic illic luce illustrat.

      Chemnitz, Stoessel, 1727.. circa 18 x 11 cm. 8 Bll., 514 S., 28 Bll. Leder d. Zt. mit Rückenvergoldung und Wappensupralibros der Schönborns auf beiden Deckeln. Geschichte der Germanen aus der Gegend von Meissen bzw. der alten Sachsen und Thüringer, aus den Quellen bearbeitet. Weiss war Direktor des Gymnasiums in Altenburg. - Exemplar aus der Bibliothek der Grafen Schönborn mit dem Etikett (roter Löwe) auf dem Deckel vorne und schönen Wappensupralibros in Goldprägung. - Papierbedingt gebräunt, teils etwas fleckig. Der schöne Einband etwas berieben, an den Kapitalen abgeschabt u. leicht angeplatzt, aber solide und dennoch dekorativ.

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        Hadrianus VI. sive analecta historica de Hadriano Sexto trajectino, Papa Romano.

      Utrecht: Jacobus a Poolsum, 1727.. 4°. 23 Bl., 541 (richtig 543) S.: Titelkupfer, gestochene Titelvignette, 1 gefaltetes gestochenes Porträt, 1 Textkupfer, 1 gefaltete Stammtafel. Etwas fleckiger Pergamentband d. Zt.. 1. Ausgabe. - Hadrian VI., geboren 1459 in Utrecht, sah als Papst (1522-1523) seine Hauptaufgabe in der Eindämmung der Reformation durch eine Reform der Kirche und in der Einigung der Christenheit gegen die Türkengefahr. - Das schöne Titelkupfer von J. Wandelaar mit einer allegorischen Papstdarstellung, das gestochene Papst-Porträt ebenfalls nach einer Zeichnung von Wandelaar. - Kleiner Wappenstempel im Titelrand, alter Bibliothekseintrag im vorderen Innendeckel, Titelvignette u. Titelkupfer mit kleinem Tintenfleck, sonst meist nur in den breiten Rändern etwas stock- oder fingerfleckig, das gefaltete Porträt mit kleinem Einriß im Innenrand. - Gutes Exemplar. - Brunet VI 21650; vgl. LThK IV 1309.

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        Theatrum Historicum Praetensionum et Controversiarum Illustrium. Oder Historischer Schauplatz der Ansprüche und Streitigkeiten Hoher Potentaten und anderer regierenden Herrschaften in Europa.

      Leipzig verlegts Moitz George Weidmann 1727 - 2. wesentlich erweiterte Ausgabe. 2 in 1 Band. Folio. 22 Bll., 908 S.; 1 Bl., 672 (rechts 668) S., 19 Bll. Prgt. d. Zt. mit den üblichen Altersspuren. Innen etwas gebräunt, vereinzelt alte Anmerkungen. Innengelenk nur oben etwas gebrochen. Fortsetzung des Titels: in Europa . Worinnen dargestellet wird Der Ursprung, die Gründe, Gegen-Antworten, und der ietzige Zustand der meisten und wichtigsten Praezensionen, welche die in Europa regierenden Potentaten und Herrschaften gegen einander theils annoch haben, theils aber nach geschlossenem Westphälischen und letztern Friedens-Schlusse unter einnander abgethan und beygeleget; Aus Historicis, Actis Publicis, Duductionibus und andern Scribenten ans Licht gestellet, anietzo aber suppliret und continuiret. Von D. Adam Friedrich Glafeyn, JCto Nebst einem vollständigen Real-Register. Mit gestochener Titelvignette, mehreren gest. Textvignetten und einer 2-fach gefalteten genealogischen Tafel: Engelbertus. (Beginnend mit) Comes Nassoviae gest. anno 1442. Pütter II; 353; ADB XXXIII, 324. - Zweite, von Glafey wesentlich erweiterte Ausgabe des geschätzten Sammelwerkes über Territorialstreitigkeiten in Deutschland (u. a. Bremen, Essen-Werden, Münster, Hamburg, Lübeck) und unter europäischen Fürsten. 1.100 gr. Prgt. d. Zt. mit den üblichen Altersspuren.

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        I grand&#146;ajuti dell&#146;arte impediti dalla natura nella curazione de mali lib. III.: Di Giovan Battista Chiusole medico fisico patrizio di Trento.

      Per Giambattista Monauni librajo, In Trento. 1727 - Dedica dell&#146;autore ad Antonio Domenico Wolkenstein, principe-vescovo di Trento. Titolo manoscritto in bella grafia d&#146;epoca al taglio inferiore. L&#146;autore nativo di Villa Lagarina e fratello di Antonio Chiusole raccoglie nel volume una serie di rimedi medici organizzati in 89 capitoli. Molto raro. Formato: [12], 482, [8] p., 4°, cart. coevo. Buono, ordinari segni d&#146;uso e del tempo.

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        Oeuvres diverses, Contenant tout ce que cet Auteur a publie sur des matieres de Theologie, de Philosophie, de Critique, d'Histoire, et de Litterature; excepte son dictionaire historique et critique. The Hague: P. Husson, T. Johnson [et al.], 1727-31.

      - First collected edition of Bayle's entire oeuvre except the Dictionaire. The 1737 edition (also The Hague) is not as attractive as this earlier one. Contents include: Nouvelles de la Republique des Lettres; Critique generale de l'histoire du calvinisme; La France toute catholique; Commentaire philosophique sur ces paroles de Jesus-Christ; Avis aux refugiez; Reponses aux questions d'un provincial. PHYSICAL DESCRIPTION: 4 volumes, folio, [xxxiv], 760; [xxvi], 902; [xviii], 417, [xiv], 501-1084; [xx], 1040 pp., contemporary mottled calf, spines elaborately gilt with two red labels, boards scraped (particularly Vol. 4), otherwise externally attractive, 5 recurring title vignettes by Ottens after B. Picart, 5 engraved plates and some woodcuts in the text, occasional worming in margins, varying degrees of browning (as is common) due to paper quality, a handsome set in unrestored contemporary bindings [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Votivtafel: Wohl Danksagung zur Geburt eines Kindes.

      1727.. *Ex Voto 1727*, eine Frau zeigt ihrem Schutzpatron ( dieser mit Jesuskreuz ) im Bildoberrand ihren Säugling. Öl auf geschwungener Holztafel, Bildgröße 28 x 21 cm . Etwas berieben, sonst guter Zustand. - selten - ( Gewicht 450 Gramm )>>>Votivtafeln sind Dankbilder für die Erhörung eines Gebetes <<< ( Pic erhältlich // webimage available ).

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        Theatrum Arithmetico-Geometricum, das ist: oder Schau-Platz der Rechen- und Mess-Kunst

      45 engraved plates. Title in red & black. 7 p.l., 200, [4] pp. Folio, speckled sheep (a few minor abrasions to binding), large Schönborn arms in gilt on covers, spine lettered in gilt, orange leather lettering piece on spine. Leipzig: published by the Author & J.F. Gleditsch & Son, 1727. First edition, and a very attractive copy, of the seventh volume of Leupold&#39;s Theatrum Machinarum, or "Theater of Machines"; this was the most complete and richly illustrated work on engineering and machinery published, not just up until that time, but for many years to follow. Complete sets of the nine works are of great rarity. The Theatrum Machinarum may be described as the first encyclopedia of technology. Not only was it easily the most richly illustrated book of its kind, with many thousands of figures on 530 plates, but with more than 2000 pages of German text it eclipsed all other works in the field. It describes not only the design and construction of the machines themselves, but also the mechanical principles by which they operated. Not only does the author describe the machines of his predecessors Francesco di Giorgio Martini, Strada, Zonca, Böckler, and Zeising, but Leupold also gives accounts of many of his own inventions. The present volume is concerned with calculating machines and measuring instruments. Of the former, he mentions those designed by Napier, Caspar Schott, Grillet, Giovanni Poleni, and Leibniz, as well as several of his own invention. One of the latter is described by Wolf, History of Science...in the Eighteenth Century, pp. 657-58 with two reproductions. Among the other instruments described are compasses of proportion and a rectangular instrument resembling the modern slide rule. Cajori, in his History of the Logarithmic Slide-Rule (1909), p. 41, draws attention to these passages and notes that before 1727 the slide rule was practically unknown in Germany. Leupold (1674-1727), a Leipzig mechanical engineer, established a workshop to manufacture mathematical and mechanical instruments. His numerous books describe the latest technological developments of the day. A very fine, tall, and handsome copy. Uncommon in such condition. &#10087; Tomash L81. .

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        Les Voyages de Cyrus, avec un Discours sur la Mythologie

      Paris: Gabriel-Francois Quillau, 1727. Tow volumes bound in one, small octavo, small wormhole near the gutter of the opening pages but a very good copy in contemporary sprinkled calf, spine gilt. First edition of this influential description of an ideal kingdom, populated with figures from classical Greece. Ramsay was born in Ayr, Scotland in 1686, the son of a baker. As a young man he fought with the English in the war of the Spanish Succession, and while on the Continent sought to reconcile his religious qualms by journeying to see the renowned French divine, Fénelon. Deeply moved, he converted to Catholicism and remained with Fénelon until the mystic&#39;s death in 1715. Ramsay continued devoted, writing a life in 1723. He also became a tutor to the two sons of the Pretender, and continued to write philosophical tracts addressed to his pupils. The Voyages de Cyrus, his best known work, consciously imitates Fénelon&#39;s Adventures of Telemachus by integrating figures of classical Greek mythology into an ideal kingdom. Here, Cyrus journeys through the ancient world, continually appraising his own society. Although the work was widely reissued and enormously popular in the eighteenth century, it is not often discussed in the secondary works. Thus, Gove shows an awareness of the work and its debt to Fénelon, but contents himself with the grumpy assertion that it is merely an &#39;educational romance&#39;.

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        Episcopatus Hildesiensis Nec Non Vicinorum Statuum Delineatio Geographica - Handkolorierte Kupferstich-Karte

      . (um 1727). Maße: ca. 57 cm x 49 cm, Maßstab ca. 1:290 000, oben rechts Legende, unten links Stadtplan "Ichnographia Hildesiae", unten mittig Stadtansicht "Scenographia urbis Hildesiae ab occidente", (Maße: ca. 20 cm x 6 cm), unten rechts Titelkartusche und Maßstabsleisten, hinter Glas, in weißer Holzleiste gerahmt, (leicht berieben und randgebräunt/Rahmen mit leicht berieben).

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        Des Capitains Lemuel Gulliver Reisen... in unterschiedliche entfernte und unbekandte Länder. Erster Theil... [and] [ANONYMOUS]. Des Capitains Lemuel Gulliver Reisen in unterschiedliche entfernte und unbekandte Länder. Dritter und Letzter Theil... [and] [DESFONTAINES, Abbé Pierre François Guyot]. Der Neue Gulliver, oder die Reise Johann Gullivers, eines Sohns des Capitain Gullivers

      Berlin, Frankfurt, Leipzig & Altona: 1727-, 1731. Three volumes bound together in five volumes; the first work in two volumes with title-pages in black and red, three engraved maps and five plates; the second with two engravings; the third in two volumes; crude repair to second title-page of the third work; otherwise in very good condition in contemporary sprinkled calf, gilt spine showing some wear and cracking as expected in such a thick volume. Contemporary Gulliver assembly. A fine early Gulliver compendium, containing the first German edition of Swift&#39;s Gulliver, Desfontaines&#39; "sequel", and the spurious continuation first published in London in 1727. Due to the enormous popularity of Gulliver&#39;s Travels, there were a handful of contemporary works which claimed to be continuations or sequels. This volume, in a handsome contemporary binding, includes the first German edition of Swift&#39;s original, as well as two of the better works inspired by Swift, notably the genuine first German translation of Desfontaines&#39; sequel, probably written in late 1730 and published in early 1731, thus predating another edition printed in Hamburg. Teerink confirms this edition&#39;s priority (and implies that he has not seen it) by reference to the translator&#39;s preface in the Hamburg edition, in which there is a dismissive reference to a poor earlier translation &#39;ausser Mesz-zeit, zu Berlin, Frankfurt, Leipzig und Altona&#39;. CCuriously, the two parts of this work are inserted in the wrong order. The compendium also includes the first German edition of a continuation originally published in England in 1727. Although Gove makes the comment that he is unaware of any &#39;careful study&#39; of this work, it is most interesting for its appropriation of Vairasse&#39; land of the Sevarambes, a marvellous seventeenth-century imaginary voyage set in Terra Australis and based on some of the famous Dutch shipwrecks on the coast of west Australia; Gove comments that this new work displays some &#39;small degree of ingenuity&#39;. It concludes with an explanatory key: a series of letters written by &#39;Herrn Carolini&#39; a Venetian knight resident in London, to Swift. This unusual section seems also to be entirely fictional, the letters designed, it is claimed, to help make the zealous and careful reader more acquainted with the wonders of Gulliver and his voyage.

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        Les Voyages de Cyrus, avec un Discours sur la Mythologie

      Gabriel-Francois Quillau, Paris 1727 - Tow volumes bound in one, small octavo, small wormhole near the gutter of the opening pages but a very good copy in contemporary sprinkled calf, spine gilt. First edition of this influential description of an ideal kingdom, populated with figures from classical Greece. Ramsay was born in Ayr, Scotland in 1686, the son of a baker. As a young man he fought with the English in the war of the Spanish Succession, and while on the Continent sought to reconcile his religious qualms by journeying to see the renowned French divine, Fénelon. Deeply moved, he converted to Catholicism and remained with Fénelon until the mystic's death in 1715. Ramsay continued devoted, writing a life in 1723. He also became a tutor to the two sons of the Pretender, and continued to write philosophical tracts addressed to his pupils. The Voyages de Cyrus, his best known work, consciously imitates Fénelon's Adventures of Telemachus by integrating figures of classical Greek mythology into an ideal kingdom. Here, Cyrus journeys through the ancient world, continually appraising his own society. Although the work was widely reissued and enormously popular in the eighteenth century, it is not often discussed in the secondary works. Thus, Gove shows an awareness of the work and its debt to Fénelon, but contents himself with the grumpy assertion that it is merely an 'educational romance'. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Histoire de Polybe. 7 volumes.

      A Paris, chez Gandouin ; A Amsterdam, chez Zacharie Chatelain et Fils 1727/1753 - Nouvellement traduite du Grec par Dom Vincent Thuillier, Bénédictin de la Congrégation de Saint Maur. Avec un Commentaire ou un Corps de Science Militaire, enrichi de Notes critiques et historiques, ou toutes les grandes parties de la Guerre, soit pour l'Offensive, soit pour la Défensive, sont expliquées, démontrées, & représentées en Figures. Ouvrage très-utile non seulement aux Officiers Généraux, mais même à tous ceux qui suivent le parti des Armes. Par M. de Folard, Chevalier de l'Ordre Militaire de Saint Louis, Mestre de Camp d'Infanterie. A Paris, chez Gandouin 1727/1730. Imprimé sur 2 colonnes. Illustré d'un portrait et de 124 planches hors texte (plans, vues de batailles, machines de guerre, cartes, etc.) Tome 7. Supplément à l'Histoire de Polybe. Avec le Commentaire militaire de Monsieur le Chevalier de Folard, contenant Les Nouvelles Découvertes sur la Guerre, par le même ; Lettres Critiques d'un Officier Hollandois ; & Sentimens d'un Homme de Guerre sur le Système Militaire du Chevalier de Folard avec les réponses à ces critiques. 1753. Avec 1 titre gravé et 9 planches repliées. A Amsterdam, chez Zacharie Chatelain et Fils - 1753. ÉDITION ORIGINALE de la traduction de Thuillier et des commentaires du Chevalier Jean-Charles de Folard. Reliure plein vélin de l'époque. Dos à nerfs. Filets et fleurons à froid sur les plats. Quelques mouillures aux tomes III et VI. Taches de rouille sur les plats des tomes VI et VII. Bon état. Format in-4°(26x20). 1ère Edition [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Eigenh. Brief m.U. Henry Pereira. (Wien?) 17.V.1806. 3/4 S. Gr. 8°. Mit eigenh. Adresse und Siegel.

      . . An Dittmer et fils Ratisbonne (d.i. Georg Friedrich Edler von Dittmer, Bankier in Regensburg, 1727-1811), mit dem er über eine Sendung nach Wien sprechen möchte, in französischer Sprache. Montiert auf altem Sammlerbogen mit alter Beschriftung "Pereira von Wien berühmt durch seine industriellen Unternehmungen" (um 1870). Der Schwiegersohn von Nathan Adam von Arnstein und seiner Frau Fanny, hatte deren Tochter 1802 geheiratet und sollte 1810 zum katholischen Glauben übertreten, wozu er von seinem Schwiegervater adoptiert worden ist, um den Namen Arnstein zu erhalten. 1812 wurde er in den Freiherrenstand erhoben und 1815 in den niederösterreichischen Herrenstand aufgenommen. Seine Frau Henriette führte die Tradition des Salons ihrer Mutter fort. Vor der Franzosenzeit, die ihm ein großes Vermögen bringen sollte. - Ein Rand mit kleinem Einriss. Sehr selten.

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        Vegetable staticks and Statical Essays Containing Haemastaticks

      London: W. & J. Innys; Innys & Manby; Woodward, 1727-1733. <p>Hales, Stephen (1677-1761). (1) Vegetable staticks: Or, an account of some statical experiments on the sap in vegetables. . . . 8vo. [7], vii, [2], 376pp. (roman-numbered pages have even-numbered rectos and odd-numbered versos). 19 engraved plates. London: W. & J. Innys, 1727. 193 x 121 mm. Paneled calf c. 1727, gilt spine, label renewed, light wear. (2) Statical essays: containing haemastaticks. . . . 8vo. xxii, [26], 361, [23]pp. London: W. Innys. . . , 1733. 197 x 122 mm. Mottled calf, gilt-ruled spine c. 1733, skillfully rebacked, label renewed. Together 2 volumes. Very good. Bookplate of distinguished British pathologist Alastair Robb-Smith (1908-2000) in <i>Statical Essays</i>.</p><p>First Editions. Hales initiated a new stage in physiological experimentation with his "statical" methods, which were characterized by precise quantitative measurements, repetition and the used of controls, and were based on the assumption that that the known laws of matter operated in the bodies of plants and animals as well as in non-living materials. In his investigations of plant physiology, described in Vegetable Staticks, Hales studied the movement of water in plants, determining that leaf suction is the main force by which water is raised through a plant, and showing that plants lose water constantly via transpiration through their leaves. He also demonstrated that plants do not have a true circulation, and developed techniques to measure the varying rates of growth in different plant structures.</p><p><i>Vegetable Staticks</i> is the first volume of Hales&#39;s <i>Statical Essays</i>, the second volume of which (<i>Haemastaticks</i>) appeared in 1733. <i>Haemastaticks</i>, which was published to accompany the second edition of Hales&#39; Vegetable Staticks, records "Hales&#39; invention of the manometer, with which he was the first to measure blood-pressure. His work is the greatest single contribution to our knowledge of the vascular system after Harvey, and led to the development of the blood-pressure measuring instruments now in universal use" (Garrison-Morton 765).</p><p>In the course of his work Hales indirectly discovered vasodilatation and vasoconstriction. Concluding that the force of the arterial blood in the capillaries could not be sufficient to produce muscular motion, he suggested a force regulated by the nerves, and perhaps electrical. "Hales was therefore the first physiologist to suggest, with some evidence to support it, the role of electricity in neuromuscular phenomena" (Dictionary of Scientific Biography).</p><p>The title <i>Statical Essays</i> does not appear in the first edition of <i>Vegetable Staticks</i>; it was first applied to the whole work on the publication of the second edition (1731). Horblit 45a (<i>Vegetable Staticks</i>); 45b (<i>Haemastaticks</i>). Printing and the Mind of Man 189. DSB. Dibner, Heralds of Science, 26. Henrey 777. Morton, History of Botany, pp. 246-54.</p>

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        THE CASE OF SIR ROBERT AUSTEN AND SIR ROBERT FURNESE, PETITIONERS FOR NEW-ROMNEY IN THE COUNTY OF KENT.

      No printer or date but, [1727], [London] - Folio. Single sheet letterpress broadside. 9.75 x 15 inches. With a docket title to otherwise blank verso, The Case of Sir Robert Austen and Sir Robert Furnese } Barts. At some time bound into a volume and subsequently removed, inner blank margin partly cut away, traces of previous folding, and some foxing. Four lines, contemporaneously deleted in ink, but still legible. Decorative initial. A rare printed broadside concerning the disputed New Romney parliamentary election of 1727. As a Cinque Port, New Romney returned two MPs (Barons) to Parliament from 1371 to 1832. The right to vote in elections was restricted to the Mayor and the Common Council or, as the broadside states, 'by the Mayor, Jurats, and the Commonalty of the Corporation, and there are only two Ways of obtaining such Freedom; the one by Birth, being the Sons of Freemen, and Resident within the Corporation, and the other ex Gratia, by Election of a Common Assembly of the Corporation.' At the election held on 17th August 1727, the two petitioners, Sir Robert Austen and Sir Robert Furnese stood against David Papillon (who had been MP since 1722) and John Essington. All four candidates secured eleven votes each, the Mayor, John Coates, voting for Papillon and Essington. The Mayor then voted again for these two and declared them elected as MPs for New Romney. Disputing this result, the two losing candidates drew up the petition. They also pointed out that the Mayor had omitted the vote of John Mascall, an elected freeman, but had allowed the vote of Jeremiah Smith who had been refused admission as a freeman in 1724. If these irregularities were set aside, the petitioners, Austen and Furnese, would have been returned by a majority of one. It should be noted that although the petitioners claim that both Papillon and Essington were the sitting members, the list of New Romney MPs indicates that only Papillon had already been MP, whereas the other sitting MP was no less than Furnese (elected 1710, 1713 and 1722). The Petition was evidently granted for in 1728, the election results were set aside and Austen and Furnese were declared the winners. Austen therefore served as one of the New Romney MPs, 1728-34. In the case of Furnese, however, a further complication arose when he was also elected for one of the Kent county seats, which he chose to represent, rather than New Romney. Consequently the recently unseated Papillon was returned again, this time as the legitimate MP for New Romney. Papillon was re-elected in 1734 but had also been elected for Dover, which he chose to represent instead of New Romney. Austen, who had been unseated in 1734 was returned again in 1736 to serve until 1741. About seven years later John Coates was playing the same game again. As outgoing Mayor he irregularly swore in two additional freemen, without the consent of the commonalty as required, and then used their votes, with the addition of two non-residents (thereby not entitled to vote), including David Papillon, then still MP, to elect Mr Wightwick as the new Mayor. The opposing faction, however, chose Richard Elles, leading to unseemly scuffling at the swearing-in ceremony: 'For upwards of a year there were, in fact, two Mayors acting in New Romney for part of the time two Town Clerks, and indeed something like two rival and independent administrations. It must of course, be remembered that the main functions of an eighteenth century municipal corporation were to return burgesses to Parliament, to spend the corporation property, and to feast its members'. Both sides filed writs against each other, and after three separate court hearings, judgement was passed against both mayors. After the new election of 1735 Richard Elles was sworn Mayor and Sir Robert Austen and Henry Furnese (presumably the heir of Sir Robert Furnese) were invited to come to the town and partake of an entertainment: 'New Romney had returned to normal conditions, and the Corporation was resuming one of its three essential

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