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        Statuum Marocca Norum.

      Nuremburg: Homann, Johann Baptist, 1728. unbound. very good. Map. Engraving with original hand coloring. Image measures 19.5" x 22". Map of Morocco and the Canary Islands. Includes beautiful views of Marrakesh and Meknes and stunning graphic cartouche. Map is in good condition with minor staining along lower centerfold and some foxing. Narrow bottom margin, no chips or tears. Johann Baptist Homann (1664-1724) was a renowned German mapmaker of the late 17th and early 18th century, including being geographer to the Holy Roman Emperor. His business was carried on through the 18th century by the Homann Heirs, also prolific and popular mapmakers.

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        Suriname paskaart - Van Keulen.

      KUSTWATEREN VAN SURINAMEPas-kaart vande rivieren Commewini Suriname Suramaca Cupanama en Courantin vertoonende alle desselfs plantagie en wie deselve bezitten Alles opt naukeurigste opgestelt.Door Gerard van Keulen, ca. 1728 te Amsterdam uitgegeven in de zeemansgids ?Nieuwe Groote Lichtende Zee-Fakkel??. Afmetingen (druk) ca. 50,4 x 87,1 cm.Zeldzame zeekaart van de rivieren kusten en zandbanken van Suriname, op een schaal van ongeveer 1 : 500.000. Met inzet van een uitvergoting van de monding van de Suriname river rondom fort Zeelandia bij Paramaribo.Deze kopergravure geeft een topografische weergave van verschillende Surinaamse rivieren. Ook de naam ?Kust van Guiana?? wordt gebruikt. De rivieren hebben wellicht een andere loop dan nu vanwege aanslibbing. Courantin, Rio Cupanama, Saramaca, Commewijne en Marowijne zijn te onderscheiden.De kaart vermeldt een aantal plantages - in totaal 34 - aangeduid met de namen van planters. De namen betreffen alle planters die in de periode 1671-1675 in Suriname verbleven, met dien verstande dat er in die jaren veel meer plantages waren.In een medaillon midden op de kaart wordt de uitgever Gerard van Keulen vermeld. Deze zoon van Joannes van Keulen I neemt in 1704 de taak van zijn vader over en wordt op zijn beurt lid van het gilde der boekverkopers. Gerard van Keulen (1678- 1726), was een bekwaam graveur en zorgde voor de wetenschappelijke ruggegraat van het bedrijf. Nadat hij o.a. door zijn uitstekende zeekaarten naam had gemaakt werd hij in 1714 als hydrograaf van de V.O.C. aangesteld. Met Gerard van Keulen bereikte de Hollandse zeecartografie een niet eerder gekend niveau.Prijs: ?3.750,- (incl lijst, incl 21% BTW).

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        Teatro farmaceutico, dogmatico, e spagirico .

      Poletti, 1728. 3 parti in 1 vol., in 4°, p. perg., cc.nn. 26 + pp. 599 con 8 inc. nel t. di cm. 10 x 8. Front. fig. e con stampa rossa e nera. Capilettera. Nervi.

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        Poesie per le acclamatissime nozze delle altezze serenissime, il serenissimo Antonio Farnese ... colla serenissima principessa Enrichetta d'Este ... raccolte, ed umiliate al serenissimo signor duca padrone da Carlo Innocenzio Frugoni genovese

      nella stamperia di S.A.S, 1728. In-4° (cm. 26 x19,5), pp. (8), 644, (16), straordinaria legatura romana barocca in piena pelle nocciola su piatti di cartone, dorso a quattro nervi, fregi in oro ai comparti a motivi geometrici con al centro giglio, ai piatti una cornice rettangolare a rotella a motivi floreali, ai quattro angoli decorazioni floreali 'au pointillé'. Il campo interno assume una forma ottagonale e diviso in compartimenti da nastri formati da filetti diritti e curvi riempiti con un seminato di squame di pesce e reticolato cosparso di pigne, circondati da rami di ulivo. Al centro entro una cornice sempre ottagonale è adagiato un scudo con all'interno le armi dei Farnese e dei D'Este sormontato da due angeli in volo che reggono una corona ducale. Tagli dorati.

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        Rome antique panoramic view with original colouring - Probst aft.

      Deze schitterende gravure naar het ontwerp van Friedrich Bernhard Werner, werd gedrukt van twee koperplaten en uitgegeven door Georg Balthasar Probst te Augsburg in 1728. Het stuk is in de tijd met de hand gekleurd. Werner (1690-1776) had een kleurrijke loopbaan voordat hij als freelance kunstenaar voor de uitgeverijen van Augsburg ging werken. Zo was hij ondermeer soldaat, 'Wunderdoktor', vertaler van opera?s en landmeter. Hij reisde veel door Polen, Pruissen, Pommern, Duitsland, Itali?, Frankrijk en Nederland om ontwerpen te maken voor zijn prenten van steden, kerken, paleizen en kastelen.Probst (1673-1748) is naast zijn beroemde panorama?s, ook bekend voor de uitgave van honderden optica prenten in Augsburg, Parijs en Londen. Het merendeel daarvan met keizerlijk privilege (?l'Acad?mie Imperiale d'Empire des Arts liberaux avec Privilege de Sa Majest?). Prijs: ?3.150,- (excl. BTW/VAT, incl. frame).

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        Riflessioni morali e teologiche sopra l'istoria civile del regno di Napoli.

      1728. Due volumi in buone condizioni con naturali segni del tempo. 1728.  

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        A View of Sir Isaac Newton's Philosophy

      London: S. Palmer, 1728. First edition, 4to, (50), 407, (1) pp. 12 folding plates plus numerous decorative head and tail pieces and initials, outer edges of the final few leaves and final plate with some rubbing and soiling, final leaf with the corners laid down, minor loss to the top corners of several early leaves. Recent half speckled calf, marbled sides, a very good copy. Newton met Pemberton late in life and was initially wary of the younger man before they became close correspondents, so much so that Pemberton was entrusted to edit of the third edition of the Principia Mathematica, the last to appear in Newton's lifetime. Although this work is generally considered to offer no great insights into Newton's theories, it does provide a good introduction to the great scientist's work.

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        Gesamtansicht nach dem Brand am 31. August 1728 ('Eigentlicher Abriß deß in der Kayserl. Reichs Stadt Hall in Schwaben den 31.ten Augusti 1728. entstandenen so gar schröcklichen Brandts als eine zu deßen alda getruckter umbständl. beschreibung gehörige Beylag').

      - Kupferstich v. Bertius n. A. Nunzer in Nürnberg aus Johann Philipp Meyer (Architekt in Hall), dat. 1728, 41,5 x 49 Schefold, Alte Ansichten aus Württemberg, Nr. 7260; Ulshöfer, Bilder einer alten Stadt Schwäbisch-Hall, S. 53 (dort ohne Text abgebildet) - Unter der Ansicht Erklärungen von 1 - 34.

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        Catalogus bibliothecae publicae Moeno-Francofurtensis, in decem sectiones.

      Frankfurt/M., J.M. a Sande 1728 - 4 Tle. in 1 Bd. 4°. Mit Holzschnitt-Druckermarke. Ldr.d.Zt. m. blindgepr. Deckelfileten, (ber., Gelenke angeplatzt, kl. Fehlstellen a. Vorderdeckel u. Rücken durch Wurmfraß). Erster gedruckter Katalog der Frankfurter Stadtbibliothek, sehr selten! - Hayn-G. II, 370; Lex. d. Buchwesens III, 21. - Der Autor J.J. Lucius war von 1717 bis 1731 Bibliothekar in Frankfurt. - Der Katalog umfasst mehr als dreizehntausend Bände. - "Diese kostbare Sammlung ist sorgfältig catalogisiert (auch mit brauchbaren Verweisungen auf Artikel in grösseren Werken und mit Enthüllungen von Pseudonymen versehen). und enthält rare Erotica." (Hayn-G.). - Leicht gebräunt, am Anfang u. Ende Ränder etw. braunfl., sonst gutes Exemplar. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Geschiedenis van Engelandt, Schotlandt en Ierlandt. Met een kort begrip der aanmerkelykste zaken, in andere Ryken en Staten voorgevallen. In het Fransch beschreven. In het Nederduitsch uitgegeven, en uit de Openbare Gedenkschriften van Engelandt en de allernaauwkeurigste oude en nieuwe Schryvers merkelyk vermeerdert en verandert door Jan Lodewyk Schuer. Met heerlyke afbeeldselen en landkaarten versiert.

      Amsterdam, Johannes Covens, en Cornelis Mortier 1728 - 4 delen, (titelprent, 2, portret, 20) 802, (8) 496 332, (titelprent, 6) 665 (1), (6) 684 (88) p. Origineel half Leer met ribben, Folio (Boekblokken plaatselijk gebruind. Geïllustreerd met 2 titelprenten, 5 uitvouwbare kaarten, 2 uitvouwbare gravures en 67 portretten.)

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        Voyage et avantures de Martin Nogué en Europe

      original, unusual Edition. Absent in Barbier (Dictionary of anonymous works). We find this work in the catalogs of many trips to libraries.Bound in full brown sheepskin contemporary.imaginary journey and picaresque novel in French in which attends the wanderings of the hero who becomes tour tower actor, lawyer, soldier, librarian, prisoner, etc, each condition or profession being a pretext to a critique of manners. The trips ordered by chance and necessity Nogué drive through France, England and the Netherlands. Chez Adrien MoetjensIn-12 (2) 481pp. (21) relié

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        Finnish Gulf, St.Petersburg antique sea chart - Van Keulen.

      ?Nieuwe Afteekening van de Finlandse Golf of Bodem?Large copper engraving on two sheets after Abraham Maas published by Johannes Van Keulen in 1728 or later. Original hand colouring. Size: 50 x 113 cm. Folded as issued, excellent condition.From the ?Nieuwe Lichtende Zee-Fakkel?? (New Shining Sea Torch) one of the most succesful maritime atlases from the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries. Of this atlas, first published by Johannes van Keulen in 1681, many editions and translations kept appearing until the end of the eighteenth century. Maps for the five/six volume Zee-Fakkel had been compiled by Claes Jansz. Vooght, ?Geometra, Leermeester der Wis-Konst?? (surveyor and math teacher).The map was part of the atlas? first volume containing charts and sailing instructions of the North Sea, the Zuider Zee, and the coasts of Denmark and Norway up to Archangel in the north of Russia, and from the Baltic and the Finnish Gulf to St. Petersburg.Van Keulen could pride himself in being the publisher of the best updated maritime atlas available at the time.The map credits Abraham Maas (1641-1729), a Dutch surveyor who was active in the Baltic Region and also in South America (on behalf of the Dutch West India Company) at the beginning of the 18th century.Price: ?1.500,-.

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        ELIAE SCHEDII DE DIIS GERMANIS sive veteri Germanorum, Gallorum, Britannorum, Vandalorum religione syngrammata quatuor cum figuris aeneis. Notis et Observationibus Illustravit M. Joannes Jarkius. Accedit Praefatio Jo. Alberti Fabricii...

      Halae: Ex officina Crugiana, 1728. [xxx], 771 pages of text, followed by 35 pages of index. Illustrated by a frontispiece and 8 copper engraved plates; (complete with nine engraved plates). Hardcover binding; leather spine and corners with minor to moderate rubbing, and a small chip to top of spine; original spine label intact and attractive; paper covered boards. Previous owner's name blacked out on front paste-down endpaper. Minor spots of staining to endpapers. Minimal foxing scattered lightly throughout text. Title continues "theol. d. et. prof. publ. in gymn Hamburg. Et Appendicis Loco V.C. Jo. George Keysleri societat. reg. londinens. socii Dissertation de Cultu Solis, Freji et Othini.". First Edition. Hardcover. Very good+ condition. 12mo - over 6¾" - 7¾" tall.

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        Pontificum Romanorum Series Chronologica.

      Atlas Novus. 1728 - Copper engraving. Hand coloured. Size: 49 x 57 cm. (19½ x 22½ inches). Cropped close to edge of plate. Very good condition. One of a set of four prints that originally appeared in the 1728 Atlas Novus. This curious image shows a pope, sceptre in one hand, the other hand raised. On his body is a list of all the popes from the first to the seventeenth-century. In the background, to the left is the dome of St. Peters, Rome, and to his right is a pile of papal paraphenalia- abook, mitres, a hat, an incense burner.

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        Colossus Monarchi.

      Atlas Novus. 1728 - Copper engraving. Hand coloured. Size: 49 x 57 cm. (19½ x 22½ inches). The centrefold is a little creased at right edge. Cropped close to edge of plate. Very good condition One of a set of four prints that originally appeared in the 1728 Atlas Novus. It shows a Colossus with a sword and sceptre. On his body and armour are listed the kings of ancient civilizations: Assyrian, Persian, Greek and Roman, whilst on the legs are listed the monarchs of the eastern and western empires. Imaginary beasts symbolising the main monarchies are shown on either side of the figures.

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        Pontificum Romanorum Series Chronologica.

      Atlas Novus., 1728. Copper engraving. Hand coloured. Cropped close to edge of plate. Very good condition. Size: 49 x 57 cm. (19½ x 22½ inches). One of a set of four prints that originally appeared in the 1728 Atlas Novus. This curious image shows a pope, sceptre in one hand, the other hand raised. On his body is a list of all the popes from the first to the seventeenth-century. In the background, to the left is the dome of St. Peters, Rome, and to his right is a pile of papal paraphenalia- abook, mitres, a hat, an incense burner.

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        Colossus Monarchi.

      Atlas Novus., 1728. Copper engraving. Hand coloured. The centrefold is a little creased at right edge. Cropped close to edge of plate. Very good condition Size: 49 x 57 cm. (19½ x 22½ inches). One of a set of four prints that originally appeared in the 1728 Atlas Novus. It shows a Colossus with a sword and sceptre. On his body and armour are listed the kings of ancient civilizations: Assyrian, Persian, Greek and Roman, whilst on the legs are listed the monarchs of the eastern and western empires. Imaginary beasts symbolising the main monarchies are shown on either side of the figures.

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        Constitutiones Apostolicae

      1728. (POPE BENEDICT XIV) (CATHOLIC CHURCH). Constitutiones Apostolicæ et Decreta Consistorialia Quae Jurantur, ac Formula JuramentiÂ… Urbini: Antonium Fantauzzi, 1728. Small folio (8-1/2 by 11-1/2 inches), contemporary full vellum, gilt centerpiece on covers, manuscript title on spine. $2500.18th-century Latin edition of this compendium of canonical law, in contemporary vellum-gilt with the arms of Pope Benedict XIV in gilt on the covers, indicating that it came from the PopeÂ’s library or was presented by him as a gift.Benedict XIV was elected Pope in 1740. The conclave that elected him had lasted for six months, and he is reported to have said to the cardinals: “If you wish to elect a saint, choose Gotti; a statesman, Aldrovandi; an honest man, me.” His Papacy began in a time of great difficulties, chiefly caused by the disputes between Catholic rulers and the Papacy about governmental demands to nominate bishops rather than leaving the appointment to the Church. He had a very active papacy, reforming the education of priests, the calendar of feasts of the Church, and many papal institutions. Engraved vignette of the arms of Pope Benedict XIII (Pope at the time of this bookÂ’s publication) on title page; engraved headpiece and initial. Occasional foxing and dampstaining; contemporary vellum-gilt quite nice. An excellent copy.

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        Statuum Maroccanorum Regnorum.

      - Altcolorierter Kupferstich v. Johann Christoph Homann b. Homann, Nürnberg, datiert 1728, 48,5 x 56 cm Zeigt den größten Teil Marokkos mit den Kanarischen Inseln sowie einer kleinen Insetkarte von Madeira und Porto Santo; prächtige figürliche Titelkartusche oben links sowie Meilenanzeiger unten links; unterhalb der Kartendarstellung zwei Ansichten von Marrakesch und Meknès, je 11 x 27 cm groß mit Titeln und Zeichenerklärungen sowie aufwendigen Personenstaffagen im Vordergrund. Im rechten oberen Plattenrand etwas eingerissen und hinterlegt; vier kleine Wurmspuren außerhalb der Darstellung ** Photos auf Wunsch im JPG-Format erhältlich.**

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        Suriname paskaart - Van Keulen.

      KUSTWATEREN VAN SURINAMEPas-kaart vande rivieren Commewini Suriname Suramaca Cupanama en Courantin vertoonende alle desselfs plantagie en wie deselve bezitten Alles opt naukeurigste opgestelt.Door Gerard van Keulen, ca. 1728 te Amsterdam uitgegeven in de zeemansgids ?Nieuwe Groote Lichtende Zee-Fakkel?'. Afmetingen (druk) ca. 50,4 x 87,1 cm.Zeldzame zeekaart van de rivieren kusten en zandbanken van Suriname, op een schaal van ongeveer 1 : 500.000. Met inzet van een uitvergoting van de monding van de Suriname river rondom fort Zeelandia bij Paramaribo.Deze kopergravure geeft een topografische weergave van verschillende Surinaamse rivieren. Ook de naam ?Kust van Guiana?' wordt gebruikt. De rivieren hebben wellicht een andere loop dan nu vanwege aanslibbing. Courantin, Rio Cupanama, Saramaca, Commewijne en Marowijne zijn te onderscheiden.De kaart vermeldt een aantal plantages - in totaal 34 - aangeduid met de namen van planters. De namen betreffen alle planters die in de periode 1671-1675 in Suriname verbleven, met dien verstande dat er in die jaren veel meer plantages waren.In een medaillon midden op de kaart wordt de uitgever Gerard van Keulen vermeld. Deze zoon van Joannes van Keulen I neemt in 1704 de taak van zijn vader over en wordt op zijn beurt lid van het gilde der boekverkopers. Gerard van Keulen (1678- 1726), was een bekwaam graveur en zorgde voor de wetenschappelijke ruggegraat van het bedrijf. Nadat hij o.a. door zijn uitstekende zeekaarten naam had gemaakt werd hij in 1714 als hydrograaf van de V.O.C. aangesteld. Met Gerard van Keulen bereikte de Hollandse zeecartografie een niet eerder gekend niveau.Prijs: ?3.750,- (incl lijst, incl 21% BTW).

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        Finnish Gulf, St.Petersburg antique sea chart - Van Keulen.

      ?Nieuwe Afteekening van de Finlandse Golf of Bodem?Large copper engraving on two sheets after Abraham Maas published by Johannes Van Keulen in 1728 or later. Original hand colouring. Size: 50 x 113 cm. Folded as issued, excellent condition.From the ?Nieuwe Lichtende Zee-Fakkel?' (New Shining Sea Torch) one of the most succesful maritime atlases from the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries. Of this atlas, first published by Johannes van Keulen in 1681, many editions and translations kept appearing until the end of the eighteenth century. Maps for the five/six volume Zee-Fakkel had been compiled by Claes Jansz. Vooght, ?Geometra, Leermeester der Wis-Konst?' (surveyor and math teacher).The map was part of the atlas? first volume containing charts and sailing instructions of the North Sea, the Zuider Zee, and the coasts of Denmark and Norway up to Archangel in the north of Russia, and from the Baltic and the Finnish Gulf to St. Petersburg.Van Keulen could pride himself in being the publisher of the best updated maritime atlas available at the time.The map credits Abraham Maas (1641-1729), a Dutch surveyor who was active in the Baltic Region and also in South America (on behalf of the Dutch West India Company) at the beginning of the 18th century.Price: ?1.500,-.

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        Chymie exp

      - DSB I, p. 527; Ferguson, Bib. Chem., I, pp. 83-84; Wellcome, p. 118; Mathew Boulton's fine copy of the first and best edition of a thorough handbook of practical chemistry by one of France's most distinguished 18th-century chemists, pharmacists and equipment makers, with 12 plates showing a wide variety of furnaces, boilers, distilling equipment and other glassware, crucibles, etc. Baum

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        Rome antique panoramic view with original colouring - Probst aft.

      Deze schitterende gravure naar het ontwerp van Friedrich Bernhard Werner, werd gedrukt van twee koperplaten en uitgegeven door Georg Balthasar Probst te Augsburg in 1728. Het stuk is in de tijd met de hand gekleurd. Werner (1690-1776) had een kleurrijke loopbaan voordat hij als freelance kunstenaar voor de uitgeverijen van Augsburg ging werken. Zo was hij ondermeer soldaat, 'Wunderdoktor', vertaler van opera?s en landmeter. Hij reisde veel door Polen, Pruissen, Pommern, Duitsland, Italië, Frankrijk en Nederland om ontwerpen te maken voor zijn prenten van steden, kerken, paleizen en kastelen.Probst (1673-1748) is naast zijn beroemde panorama?s, ook bekend voor de uitgave van honderden optica prenten in Augsburg, Parijs en Londen. Het merendeel daarvan met keizerlijk privilege (?l'Académie Imperiale d'Empire des Arts liberaux avec Privilege de Sa Majesté?'). Prijs: ?3.150,- (excl. BTW/VAT, incl. frame).

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        De nieuw uitgevonden sluis met in- en uitschuivende deuren. With: (2) REDELYKHEID, Cornelis. De nieuw uitgevonden diep-machine. The Hague, Hendrik Christoffel Gutteling; Amsterdam, Jacob Yntema & Jacob Tieboel; for the author, 1774. 2 works in 1 volume. Large folio (49.5 x 31 cm). Ad 1 with 6 large folding engraved plates and ad 2 with 3 large folding engraved plates. Contemporary half calf.

      - Bierens de Haan 3902 & 3900; Sloos, Gewapend met kennis, pp. 208-209; not in Roberts & Trent; for the author: NNBW VIII, cols. 1266-1268. Two rare first editions, in the original Dutch, containing detailed descriptions and illustrations of two new inventions in hydraulic engineering: a sluice with sliding gates and a dredging machine. They were designed by the accomplished engineer Cornelis Redelykheid (1728-1788), well-known in his time, but often overlooked in modern literature. The descriptions are accompanied by a total of 9 detailed large folding plates. The dredging machine looks especially ingenious.Redelykheid was already working on his sluice with sliding gates in 1772 and a model was built, one fourth its intended size. The model was inspected and tested by the hydraulic engineer Christiaan Brunings (1736-1805), then inspector general of rivers & waterways, who later founded the Dutch water management department now known as "Rijkswaterstaat". Brunings wrote an extensive and positive rapport on the sluice, which led Redelykheid to be awarded with 1,000 gold ducats by the States of Holland. The award enabled the inventor to publish the present two works at his own expense, both including a preface by Brunings. As a grateful gesture Redelykheid presented the present copy to Brunings, with an inscription on each of the two title-pages.With library stamp and tiny bookplate. Only some minor thumbing in the margins of a few leaves and the leaves facing the plates slightly discoloured where the leaves overlap the fold of the plates, otherwise in very good condition, text leaves untrimmed, leaving wide margins, and with the plates in very crisp impressions. Binding rubbed, with ends of the spine slightly damaged, but still firm and otherwise good.

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        Chymie expérimentale et raisonnée.Paris, Pierre François Didot le jeune, 1773. 3 volumes. 8vo. With a different engraved vignette on the title-page of each volume by Jean Michel Moreau Le Jeune, an engraved frontispiece portrait of the author by Charles Nicolas Cochin and 12 folding engraved plates. Contemporary French mottled calf, spines richly gold-tooled.

      DSB I, p. 527; Ferguson, Bib. Chem., I, pp. 83-84; Wellcome, p. 118; Mathew Boulton's fine copy of the first and best edition of a thorough handbook of practical chemistry by one of France's most distinguished 18th-century chemists, pharmacists and equipment makers, with 12 plates showing a wide variety of furnaces, boilers, distilling equipment and other glassware, crucibles, etc. Baumé (1728-1804) worked for decades as a pharmacist and designed and produced laboratory apparatus. The present book, his most important publication, grew out of a series of courses he taught in the years 1757 to 1772. At the end of the latter year he was elected to the Académie des Sciences. Distillation (including the distillation of wine) was one of his specialties. A fine copy, with the two-leaf cancel (volume I, pages 71-74), and with only a minor tear in the text of 1 leaf and an occasional minor spot. Bindings with minor damage to the spines, but still very good. With the18th-century letterpress bookplates of Mathew Boulton. A fine copy of a classic chemistry manual, especially interesting as a source for Watt and Boulton's steam engine.

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        De gli anfiteatri e singolarmente del Veronese. Libri due ne’ quali si tratta quanto appartiene all’Istoria, e quanto all’Architettura.

      - Verona, Gio. Alberto Tumermani, 1728. In 8vo, pp. 10 n.n., 348, 12 n.n. d’indice, XV tavv. f.t. incise in rame, 12 delle quali rip., altri rami n.t., leg. coeva in mz. pergamena rigida con piatti in cartone marmorizz. e titolo manoscritto al dorso. L’A. fu importante erudito (Verona, 1675 – ivi, 1755). Prima edizione di questo trattato uscito in anteprima e separatamente, poiché destinato a formare l’ultimo tomo (il quarto) della più importante delle opere del Maffei, la "Verona illustrata", che uscirà nel 1731, opera omnia sulla città di Verona e sulle sue vicende, con meritevoli approfondimenti nel campo dell’arte, soprattutto di quella antica. Timbro di appartenenza alla prima carta bianca. Lieve e poco estesa abrasione della cartonatura ai due piatti, peraltro ottimo esemplare, fresco, maginoso e completo delle belle tavole. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Histoire littéraire de la ville de Lyon avec une bibliothèque des auteurs lyonnois, sacré et profanes, distribués par siècles

      - Chez François Rigollet, A Lyon 1728, 2 volumes in-4 (21x28cm), (34) 414pp (1f. errata) et (10) 838pp. (22), relié. - Prima edizione, rara, ha illustrato otto piatti Inserti la maggior parte dei quali sono allungabile. Vignette di armi titoli della città di Lione. Frontespizi in rosso e nero. Bionda di vitello pieno al momento. Torna con cinque nervi ornato. Capacità di riserva e il numero del volume di rosso. Oro piatti di coaching stemma della città di Lione rete. Tutti i bordi rossi. Alcuni sfregamento e graffi. - [FRENCH VERSION FOLLOWS] Edition originale, rare, illustrée de huit planches hors-texte dont la plupart sont dépliantes. Vignettes de titres aux armes de la ville de Lyon. Pages de titre en rouge et noir. Reliure en pleine basane blond de l'époque. Dos à cinq nerfs richement ornés. Pièces de titre et de tomaisons rouges. Filet doré en encadrement des plats aux armes de la ville de Lyon. Toutes tranches rouges. Quelques frottements et épidermures, ainsi que la coiffe du queue du deuxième volume légèrement accidentée. Une petite galerie de ver au tome deux.  Ouvrage remarquable et vaste remontant à la fondation de la ville jusqu'en 1730. Colonia recense tous les événements et personnages (savants, hommes de lettre, écrivains) de la ville. L'aspect critique est relativement absent du propos du livre, l'auteur faisant oeuvre historique. La première partie étudie les antiquités de la ville, puis l'ensemble progresse par siècle. 

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        \"Prospect des Schloß gegen den Garten\". Hauptansicht mit reicher Personenstaffage.

       Kupferstich von J.A. Corvinus nach Salomon Kleiner bei Wolffs Erben, Augsburg, 1728, 25 x 41 cm. Pfeiffer 36887; nicht bei Lentner. - Hauptblatt der schönen Kupferstich-Folge des Schlosses Pommersfelden. Versand D: 6,00 EUR BAYERN, Franken

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        \"Prospect dern Stallungen gegen das Schloß\". Mit Kutschen, Reitern und zahlreichen Personen staffagiert.

       Kupferstich von J.A. Corvinus nach Salomon Kleiner bei Wolffs Erben, Augsburg, 1728, 25 x 41 cm. Pfeiffer 36887; nicht bei Lentner. Versand D: 6,00 EUR BAYERN, Franken

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        Voyage et avantures de Martin Nogué en Europe

      Chez Adrien Moetjens 1728 - - Chez Adrien Moetjens , In-12, (2) 481pp. (21), relié. - Edition originale, rare. Absent à Barbier (Dictionnaire des ouvrages anonymes). On retrouve cette oeuvre dans les catalogues de nombreuses bibliothèques de voyages. Page de titre en rouge et noir. 21pp. de catalogue des livres nouveaux in fine. Reliure en pleine basane brune d'époque. Dos à nerf orné. Pièce de titre en maroquin rouge. Coiffes, mors et coins finement restaurés (quasi invisible). Voyage imaginaire et roman picaresque à la française dans lequel on assiste aux pérégrinations du héros qui devient tour à tour comédien, avocat, soldat, bibliothècaire, prisonnier, etc, chaque condition ou profession étant un pretexte à une critique de moeurs. Les voyages ordonnés par le hasard et la nécessité conduisent Nogué à travers la France, en Angleterre et aux Pays-Bas. Ex libris aux armes du XVIIIe D. D. Le Tellier de Courtanvaux. [AUTOMATIC ENGLISH TRANSLATION FOLLOWS] original, unusual Edition. Absent in Barbier (Dictionary of anonymous works). We find this work in the catalogs of many trips to libraries. Bound in full brown sheepskin contemporary. imaginary journey and picaresque novel in French in which attends the wanderings of the hero who becomes tour tower actor, lawyer, soldier, librarian, prisoner, etc, each condition or profession being a pretext to a critique of manners. The trips ordered by chance and necessity Nogué drive through France, England and the Netherlands. (2) 481pp. (21) [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Geburth, Leben und Todt des berühmten Scaramuzza, neopolitanischen Comödianten. Ins Teutsche übersetzet auf Begehren des Oratio Romantino, Sprach-Meistern. Nascita, vita e morte del famoso Scaramuzza.

      Ohne Ort, 1728. - Kl-8°, circa 13,6 x 8,5 cm. 2 Kupferstiche (Marinetta und Scaramuzza), 5 Bll., 191 SS., 5 Bll. Halb-Leder d. Zt. mit Rückenvergoldung "Faber du F. 351; Hayn-G. VII, 102: "von grösster Seltenheit!" - Deutsch-italienische Parallelausgabe der Biographie des italienischen Schauspielers Tiberio Fiorilli (1608-1694), der in seiner Paraderolle des Scaramuz, der komische Figur in der Commedia dell?arte, berühmt wurde. Der Text stammt angeblich von dem Schauspieler Angelo Costantini (1653-1729), genannt "Mezzettino", der selbst als Arlecchino grosse Erfolge feierte. Eine französische Ausgabe (Vie de Scaramouche) war bereits 1695 erschienen; diese erste deutsche ist offensichtlich sehr selten und nach KVK bei genauerem Hinsehen meist nur als Microfilm nachweisbar. Der Text liefert zwar eine chronologische Biographie des Schauspielers Tiberio Fiorilli, streut aber soviele Anekdoten und komische Szenen ein, dass die Grenzen zwischen der historischen und der literarischen Figur des Scaramuz verschwimmen. Einige Abenteuer schliessen auch Erfahrungen mit Juden, Türken, Räubern, Galeerensträflingen u.a ein. " "- Papierbedingt gebräunt und etwas fleckig, wenige kleine Papierfehler und am Ende kleine Wurumspur im Innenrand (alles ohne Textverlust), oberes Kapital etwas bestossen. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Das militarische, politische und Privat-Leben des Fräuleins D'Eon de Beaumont, ehemaligen Ritters D'Eon. Aus dem Französischen des Herrn de la Fortelle ins Deutsche übersetzt und mit einigen Zusätzen vermehrt.

      Kl.-8. Mit einem gest. Titelportrait von A. Stöttrup. Mit einigen Holzschn.-Vignetten. 178 S., Ppbd. d. Zt. m. handschriftl. Rückenschild u. dreiseitigem Rotschnitt. Erste dt. Ausgabe einer der frühesten Schilderungen einer transgeschlechtlichen Person, des berühmten Transvestiten dEon de Beaumont (1728-1810). Der französische Diplomat, Spion, Soldat, Freimaurer, Schriftsteller und Degenfechter lebte weite Teile seines Lebens als Frau und erst eine Leichenbesichtigung konnte die Zweifel über sein tatsächliches körperliches Geschlecht endgültig ausräumen. - Ab S. 91 findet sich eine Sammlung der zu London gedruckten Schriften, die sich auf den Zwist zwischen der Fräulein, Ritterinn D'Eon und dem Hrn. von Beaumarchais beziehen. - Einband etw. berieben u. bestoßen. Titel m. altem Monogrammstempel u. kl. Namenszug. Etw. gebräunt bzw. stockfleckig. - Hayn/G. II, 154f. Fromm IV, 13864 (Lafortelle).

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        Braunschweigische Anzeigen. Funfzehntes (15.) Jahr - MDCCLIX (1759). 1. Stück (3. Januar) - 104 Stück (29. Dezember).

      zweifarbiges Titelblatt mit gestochener Vignette, 1728 Sp. und 2 Register, 8., Halbpergament der Zeit, Pergament fleckig und nachgedunkelt, Einband berieben und mit kleinen Fehlstellen des marmorierten Bezugspapiers, Kanten bestoßen, Innendeckel fleckig, Papier gebräunt und teils etwas braunfleckig, ansonsten gut erhaltenes Exemplar, (Braunschweigischer Anzeiger, Braunschweiger, Braunschweig, Aufklärung, Zeitung, Zeitungen, Zeitschrift, historische Zeitschriften).

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        Rariorum pedemontii stirpium. Specimen primum.Turin, Zappata and Avondus, 1755. 4to. With 12 engraved folding plates. Contemporary green painted vellum.

      - BMC NH, p. 31; Nissen, BBI 19. Rare work by the author of the Flora Pedemontana. The Specimen primum is all that appeared. Allioni (1728-1804), physician and professor of botany at the University of Turin, is known for his study of the flora in the Piedmont region in northern Italy. This is his first publication on the subject. The attractive plates were drawn by Francisco Peyroleri and engraved by Pietro Peyroleri. Good copy with attractive plates.

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        The Works of Tacitus. Four volumes.

      Dublin: printed by A. Rhames, for R. Gunne near the Ram in Capel-street. 1728-1732 [8], 231, [9], 190pp; 400, [76]pp; [32], 352pp; 399, [37]pp. 8vo. A very good clean set. Full contemporary panelled calf, raised bands, red morocco labels; some old marking to lower edge of one board, probably from damp, no further evidence inside volume or on inner board.ESTC T96630, recording the set as being in two volumes, each in two parts with each part having its own titlepage, pagination and register. Here they have been bound at the time into four volumes. This appears to be the first Dublin edition of the collected works, edited by Thomas Gordon, which was first published in two folio volumes in London, 1728-31. A three volume Dublin edition, edited by Grierson was published in 1730.

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        Oeuvres diverses

      Chez Gosse et Neaulme. Superb illustrations etched by Bernard Picart, comprising a frontispiece, 3 title fleurons, 5 figures and more than 170 vignettes and endpieces. One of the rare folio format large paper copies with the text in a frame. Later (19th century) red morocco by Chatelin. Jansenist spine in six compartments. Double gilt fillet to edges of covers and head- and tail-pieces. Large gilt dentelle frame to pastedowns. All edges gilt. Binding slightly rubbed, spine of third volume lightly faded.From the library of H. Houyvet, with his ex libris. Chez Gosse et Neaulme La Haye 1728-1729 in-folio (23,5x37,5cm) 3 volumes reliés

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        THEATRUM BASILICAE PISANAE, In quo praecipuae illius partes enarrationisbus, iconibusque ostenduntur. [bound with] APPENDIX Ad THEATRUM BASILICAE PISANAE, In qua Sarcophagi, Volumen Exultet, & alia nonnulla Vetera monumenta, Descriptionibus & Iconibus exhibentur, Cura, et Studio Auctoria.

      2nd edition of the Theatrum; 1st edition of the Appendix. Rome: Typis, & Sumptibus Antonii de Rubeis in Via Seminarii Romani, 1728 / 1723. [12], 154, [20]; 134, [2 (blank)], 168 pp. Appendix with numerous textual cancels [paste-overs]. Theatrum: 33 copperplate engravings (Duplicate III D2r [not in List of Plates]; Plate X [F3v] actually a duplicate Plate XI [no Plate X herein]. Plate 27 inserted. Appendix: 7 copperplate engravings [6 full page]. 4 intratextual cuts. Title leaf device. Head- tailpieces. Decorative initial capital letters. Folio. 16-3/4" x 11". Appendix: Index leaf an inserted single, erroneously prior to A1; A3 mis-signed A2. Vellum soiled, with some wear to spine crown. Gutter break prior to Appendix title leaf. A Very Good copy.

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        Vida de la admirable virgen Santa Ines de Monte-Policiano

      en la imprenta de Geronimo Roxo. First edition, rare. Title page in red and black. Absent the French and English catalogs, we found only one copy Espagne.Plein Scroll of time. Smooth back. As with the black plume. Laces. Yellowed paper. Back detached part of parchemin.Saint Monte Policiano Agnes died in 1317 Born in Tuscany, in Montepulciano about, she entered the monastery at age 9. 4 years later she was assigned by Pope Nicolas IV to attend the foundation of monatère Proceno and became prioress at the age of 13. At the request of his fellow establishes a Dominican convent at Montepulciano which she headed until his death. It was canonnisée in 1726 by Benedict XIII. The book is a direct response to this canonnisation. This saint will be a deep worship in South America where several churches bear his name. --- Please note that the translation in english is done automatically, we apologize if the formulas are inaccurate. Contact us for any information! en la imprenta de Geronimo Roxo Se hallar en la portaria de Santo Thomas de Madrid 1728 in-4 (14,5x19,5cm) (20) 402pp. (6) 4 relié

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        [Emblem Book] Ouderdom, buyten leven, en hof gedachten, op zorg-vliet

      t' Amsterdam Abrah[am] van der Putte [c. 1728] Made-up volume of 7 various works, each separately paginated, by the Dutch statesman and poet, with an engraved frontispiece to the first work; a total of 63 emblematic half-page text plates of Dance of Death scenes and of court and country life, mostly by or after Adriaan van de Venne; 2 full-page engravings and 2 folding plates by C.V. Dalen after Van de Venne. 16mo; [14], 246, [2]pp; [bound with] Hof gedachten, Dat is, invallende by gelegendheyd of op 't gesichte van boomen, planten, bloemen, kruyden, en diergelyke aardgewassen, 94, [2]pp; [and] Invallende gedachten, op voorvallende gelegentheden, 82pp; [and] Koninglyke herderin, Aspasia, blyeyndig spel; 86 pp. [and] Afbeeldinge van 't huwelyck, en 't geen daer omtrent is, onder de gedaante van een fuyck, 32 pp; [and] Doodkiste voor de levendige, of zinnebeelden uyt Gods woord, 205, [3]pp; [and] Tachtig jarig leven, huyshoudinge en bedenkingen op zorgvlied, 46pp. Period half-calf, the spine in six compartments with five raised bands ruled in gilt and a title label lettered in gilt; lacking the rear FEP. Spotting and age-toning throughout, some pages well-thumbed and slightly soiled, with a neat archival repair to one plate, else Very Good or better. Very Good

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        Observations on the Small Pox: or, an Essay to Discover a Mord Effectual Method of Cure. / A Short View of Nature and Cure of the Small Pox.

      London: John Brindley, 1728. 1st Edition. Hardcover. 8vo - over 7¾ - 9¾" tall. [8], xix [1], 162 (i.e. 160) pp. including final ad leaf, with leaves O3 and Q4 not cancelled, and p.162 numbered correctly. [Bound before:] A Short View of Nature and Cure of the Small Pox. London: John Brindley, 1728. [8], 3-117 [3] pp. Two works in one volume. 8vo (179 x 108 mm). Contemporary panelled calf, gilt lettering piece "Holland on the Pox" on spine, red-spinkled edges. Internally clean and bright, with the first title-page and final leaf only little browned, endpapers browned in margins from binder's glue. Faint dampstain to upper corner of first 12 leaves. Provenance: Coward College Library (armorial bookplate to front pastedown). A fine copy. ----NLM/Blake pp. 218-19. Scarce first edition treatises on the small pox by the physician Richard Holland (1688-1730). According to the printer William Bowyer only 300 copies of Short View, and 500 copies of Observations were printed, of which our copy has the original leaves O3 and Q4 usually found as cancels. Very Good.

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        Rapin of Gardens. A Latin Poem. In Four Books. Englifh'd by Mr. Gardiner.

      London Printed for Bernard Lintot, at the Cross-Keys between the Temple Gates, Fleetstreet, M.DCC.XXVIII 1728 The third edition, revised and finish'd. 8vo, liii, [1], 200, [10], with a frontispiece of Gardiner, one folding copperplate engraving of a parterre and 4 full-page engravings as frontispieces to the four books (Of Flowers, Of Trees, Of Water, The Orchard). Concluding with an extensive index to each book and a final advertisement leaf of Books printed by Bernard Lintot. [Foxon, G14; Henrey, 1255; ESTC 006405937]. Rebound recently in three-quarter calf over marbled paper-covered boards, the spine decorated in gilt, with a red title label lettered in gilt and end papers renewed. Internally, an excellent copy, the pages fresh and bright, the plates all rich impressions. "In 1706 appeared James Gardiner's translation Rapin of Gardens. Rapin's Latin poem, first translated into English during the seventeenth century by John Evelyn the younger, long remained popular, and quotations from it are to be found in many seventeenth and eighteenth century English books on gardening." [Henrey, II, p. 411]. Henrey 1253, Foxon G11-12. Near Fine N. B. With few exceptions (always identified), we only stock books in exceptional condition. All orders are packaged with care and posted promptly. Satisfaction guaranteed.

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        Histoire littéraire de la ville de Lyon avec une bibliothèque des auteurs lyonnois, sacré et profanes, distribués par siècles

      Chez François Rigollet. First edition, rare, illustrated eight Inserts plates most of which are extendible. Vignettes of securities arms of the city of Lyon. Title pages in red and black.Full calf blond at the time. Back with five nerves ornate. Spare capacity and volume numbers of red. Golden coaching boards arms of the city of Lyon net. All red edges. Some rubbing and scuffs. --- Please note that the translation in english is done automatically, we apologize if the formulas are inaccurate. Contact us for any information! Chez François Rigollet A Lyon 1728 2 volumes in-4 (21x28cm) (34) 414pp (1f. errata) et (10) 838pp. (22) relié

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        Nouveau voyage autour du monde

      New edition published a year after the original, illustrated with a frontispiece depicting mythological figures around the globe as well as 11 figures inset with 9 folding maps. The other two boards are Asian natives.Binders of the time in full mottled brown sheepskin, back with five nerves decorated with gilded finials and golden wheels dotted parts of title in red morocco, stamped net cold coaching contreplats, all speckled with red.head cap of the second missing volume back a little rubbed, discreet work to tail back the second volume, bits of the first flat of the second volume cracked head, small working toward the tail of the joints of the first board of the first volume , boards a little rubbed and scratches on the front cover of the second volume, Chez Pierre Mortier à Amsterdam 1728 in-12 (9x15,5cm) (6) 314pp (10) et (12) 227pp (5) 192pp (23) 3 tomes reliés en deux volumes

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        The History of Japan: giving an account of the antient and present state and government of that empire; of its temples, palaces, castles, and other buildings; of its 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...

      London: Thomas Woodward and Charles Davis, 1728. Two volumes, folio, with an engraved additional title (dated 1727) and 45 plates and maps, many folding; titles printed in red and black; contemporary panelled calf, spines gilt. An exceptionally important book on Japan and an enormous pioneering collection of facts by the "truthful and learned traveller" as Voltaire described Kaempfer, who had reached Japan in 1690 after sailing from Batavia via Siam as a physician with the Dutch East India Company. Although much of his two-year stay was spent on the island of Deshima, to which the Dutch merchants were confined by the strict orders of the Tokugawa regime, he was twice able to accompany the annual Dutch embassy from Nagasaki to the Shogun's court at Edo (Tokyo). After Kaempfer's death in 1716 Sir Hans Sloane bought his botanical collections and library, including his unpublished manuscripts. Sloane's librarian, J.G. Scheuchzer, translated everything in the manuscripts that concerned Japan and published it in this form in 1727 under the aegis of the Royal Society. This English edition is therefore its first appearance in print in any language.Subsequent French versions derived from this English original became the source from which the philosophes, from Montesquieu and Voltaire to the Encyclopedists, took a good deal of their information. Kaempfer's information became the principal source for the many entries in the Enyclopédie concerning Japan: as the Encyclopedia of the Enlightenment points out, Koseki Takeshi has written of 219 separate entries relating to Japan in the Encyclopédie, the most significant being Diderot's "Japonais, Philosophie des".The History of Japan was 'for more than a century the chief source of Western knowledge of the country. It contains the first biography of Kaempfer, an account of his journey, a history and description of Japan and its fauna, a description of Nagasaki and Deshima; a report on two embassies to Edo with a description of the cities which were visited on the way; and appendixes on tea, Japanese paper, acupuncture, moxa, ambergris, and Japan's seclusion policy' (DSB). The Second Appendix, present in this issue, recounts the unsuccessful attempt of the English East India Company in 1673 to re-open direct trade with Japan after a lapse of 50 years.This is an example of the first edition, in its second and best issue with the extra Second Appendix containing 'part of an authentick journal of a voyage to Japan, made by the English in the year 1673'. This was not included in the first issue of the book that appeared in 1727, here unchanged except for the new title-pages (dated 1728) which specify the addition of the journal. Both volumes of the present copy have a 1728 title-page; some copies of this issue have mixed title-pages retaining a 1727 title-page in the second volume. Here the engraved title to the first volume retains its 1727 date. A couple of clean tears to plates; old repairs to spines of bindings.

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        Traité du nivellement, avec une relation de quelques nivellements faits par ordre du Roy. Et un abrégé de la mesure de la terre. Mis en lumière par les soins de M. de La Hire.

      Paris, Montalant, 1728. ____ Seconde édition. Jean Picard fut chargé par l'Académie des Sciences de mesurer un degré de méridien. Il trouva 57060 toises. Ce résultat, très voisin de la mesure exacte, a été pour la science d'une utilité extraordinaire, car elle permit à Newton de poursuivre ses recherches sur la gravitation universelle, alors qu'il avait été induit en erreur par les mesures défectueuses de Norwood. Cet ouvrage posthume, édité par La Hire contient: -La théorie du nivellement. -La description des instruments. [Picard utilisa pour la première fois des instruments à angles munis de lunettes et de réticules, ce qui devait donner à ses mesures une bien plus grande précision] -Les pratiques du nivellement. -La relation des nivellements de plusieurs endroits. Enfin, La Hire a placé à la fin du volume un abrégé de la "Mesure de la terre" de Jean Picard. Cet ouvrage "n'était entre les mains que de très peu de personnes, n'y en ayant eu qu'un petit nombre d'exemplaires qui avaient été destinés pour faire des présents." Illustrée par de nombreux bois gravés dans le texte et 4 gravures sur cuivre, disposées sur 3 planches hors-texte. Un accroc à la coiffe inférieure et au départ de la charnière avec deux petits manques de peau sur le plat à proximité, bon exemplaire par ailleurs. *****. In-12. [165 x 92 mm] Collation : (16), 212, (12) pp., 3 planches h.-t. Veau, dos à nerfs orné, tranches marbrées. (Reliure de l'époque.).

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