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        A View of Sir Isaac Newton's Philosophy

      London: Printed by S. Palmer, 1728.. 4to. (11 x 8.75 inches). Unnumbered prelims: iv (Dedication); vi (Preface); xv (Poem on Newton by R. Glover); vii (Contents); xvi (List of Subscribers). pp.407. 12 b/w fold-out engraved plates. Engraved title vignette. B/w head and tail-pieces. Hollow-back binding in quarter morocco, gilt, over maroon moire-effect cloth. Raised bands. Marbled endpapers (apparently 20th century paper). Top and fore-edge throughout lightly tanned in a narrow strip (approx 1/2 inch). Fore-edge to first fold-out plate trifle chipped (not affecting image), with short closed tears, professionally repaired and strengthened. Soiling (black marks, scuffed, not affecting legibility of text and not involving any tears to paper) to pp.200-1 and less so to pp.328-9. Neat ownership inscriptions in ink and a few annotations in the hand of Dr. Hugo Schroeder, Hamburg optical instrument maker, who worked on optical lenses for telescopes. O/w contents clean and bright. Binding firm and square. A handsome copy. First edition.

      [Bookseller: John Taylor Books PBFA]
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        Prospect af Amalienborgs Have.

      Kobberstik. 29 x 41 cm. Kobberstikket er ikke koloreret. I nyere ramme med passepartout (Brock Rammehåndværk). Rammen måler 43 x 56 cm. - I 1728 anlagde Frederik IV en lysthave og en mønstringsplads for en garnison på den tomt, hvor det i 1689 nedbrændte Sophie Amalienborg havde ligget. Prospektet viser haven set fra Sankt Annæ Plads over mod Bredgade. I baggrunden ses Kadetakademiet og den pavillon, der adskilte mønstringspladsen fra havnen.. Fra Thurahs "Den Danske Vitruvius", bind 1, 1746. Laurids de Thurah (1706-59). Arkitekt og Hofbygmester, Arkitekturhistorisk og Topografisk Forfatter. Thurahs hovedværk er "Den Danske Vitruvius" som "Indeholder Grundtegninger, Opstalter og Giennemsnitter af de merkværdigste Bygninger i Kongeriget Dannemark, samt de Kongelige Tydske Provintzer, tilligemed en kort Beskrivelse over hver Bygning i sær." Værket udkom i to bind med tekst på dansk, tysk og fransk i 1746-49. Første bind omhandler udvalgte københavnske bygningsværker, andet bind især slottene ude i landet.I 1748 udkom "Hafnia Hodierna, Eller Udførlig Beskrivelse om den Kongelige Residentz- og Hoved-Stad Kiøbenhavn." Bogen er den første store samlede beskrivelse af byen, og de mere end 100 kobberstukne tavler viser pladser og torve samt mange enkelte bygninger.I 1756 udkom et værk om Bornholm og Christiansøe - vor ældste beskrivelse af disse områder - illustreret med kobberstukne tavler. Endelig udkom i 1758 en bog om Samsø og en bog om Amager med Saltholm

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        THE WORKS OF WILLIAM SHAKESPEAR, collated and corrected by former editions by Mr. Pope

      London, printed for J. Tonson, 1728.. SECOND POPE EDITION, 1728. VOLUME 1 ONLY WITH THE LIFE OF SHAKESPEAR BY MR ROWE. The Plays are The Tempest; Midsumers Night's Dream; Two Gentlemen of Verona; The Merry Wives of Windsor and Measure for Measure. 12mo, approximately 170 x 100 mm, 6½ x 4 inches, engraved frontispiece, engraving of Shakespeare and engraved frontispiece to each play, pages: li, [4], 1-383, each play has a half-title, bound in full old calf. Binding rubbed and scuffed, hinges cracked but holding on the cords, head and tail of spine chipped with slight loss of leather, corners slightly worn, two top margins have small tears with loss, not affecting text, 2 outer margins very slightly ragged, inner hinges strengthened with binder's linen tape, occasional small old ink splash, plays neatly listed in old ink at top of first pastedown, two neat names in old ink on first free endpaper, some browning to edges of pastedowns, pale age-browning to margins, otherwise a good copy of Volume 1 only of a set of 8 volumes. MORE IMAGES ATTACHED TO THIS LISTING.

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        The Theory and Practice of Gardening: Wherein is fully handled All that relates to Fine Gardens, Commonly Called Pleasure-Gardens

      London: Lintot, 1728. Second. hardcover. very good(+). Illustrated with 37 folding copperplates and several text illustrations. Rubricated title, 4to, handsomely rebound in 3/4 brown crushed morocco with marbled boards, large paper, untrimmed. London: Bernard Lintot, 1728. Second Edition with very large Additions and a new Treatise of Flowers and Orange-Trees. A very good copy of a scarce and beautiful book with the title page soiled and foxed and a piece missing from the last page of advertisments.

      [Bookseller: Argosy Book Store]
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        Oeuvres diverses, Nouvelle édition augmentée & enrichie de figures (3 tomes Complet)

      1728-1729,. Bernard Picart le Romain.. Chez Gosse & Neaulme à la Haye,1728-1729,, grand in 4 (29 x 23 cm) 7ff + 376 + 4 ff + 440 + 3 ff + 434 pages. Illustration de 6 frontispices en noir dont le portrait de Fontenelle en médaillon d'après Rigaud, 2 fleurons sur les titres dont un sert sur les deux premiers tomes, et de 174 vignettes et culs-de-lampe gravées par Bernard Picart le Romain. Reliure plein veau blond, dos à nerfs très ornés, pièces de titre et de tomaison en maroquin havane, titre doré, toutes tranches rouges, Etiquette d'Ex-Libris sur le premier contre-plat : Bibliothèque de M. Charcot Receveur particulier des Finances à Roanne. Bien que ne comprenant pas l'ensemble des oeuvres de Bernard Le Bouyer de Fontenelle (1657-1757), cette édition est recherchée pour les superbes gravures gravées en hors-texte et dans le texte par Bernard Picart le Romain (1673-1733). Oeuvres présentes : Dialogue des Morts, Jugement de Pluton sur les Dialogues des Morts, Entretiens sur la Pluralité des Mondes, Histoire des Oracles, Oeuvres mêlées (De l'Origine des Fables, Du Bonheur, Discours de la patience, De l'existence de Dieu, Discours de M. de Fontenelle à l'Académie Française), Poésies pastorales, Endimion, Discours sur la nature de l'Eglogue, Digression sur les anciens & les Modernes, Thétis & Pelée, Enée & Lavinie, Poésies diverses, Lettres Galantes (Première et seconde partie), Oeuvres mêlées, Préface sur l'utilité des Mathématiques & de la physique & sur les travaux de l'Académie des Sciences, Histoire du Renouvellement de l'Académie Royale des Sciences, Divers Eloges - Reliures :Tomes I et III avec petits manques aux coiffes, Tome II avec manques aux coiffes surtout marqués sur la coiffe supérieure et coupure de 3 cm au mors près de la coiffe supérieure, quelques frottements ; Intérieur frais avec quelques rousseurs éparses, gravures sans rousseur, Assez bon exemplaire

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        UNIVERSAL ARITHMETICK: OR A TREATISE OF ARITHMETICAL COMPOSITION AND RESOLUTION

      London: Printed for J. Senex, in Fleet Street, W. And J. Innys, Near St. Paul's, J. Osborne and T. Longman in Pater-noster-row. , 1728. Title continues: "to Which is Added, Dr. Halley's Method of finding the Roots of Equations Arithmetically. Written in Latin by Sir Isaac Newton, and Translated by the late Mr. Ralphson, and Revised and Corrected by Mr. Cunn. The Second Edition, very much Corrected." Bound in full leather. Red leaather label on spine reads "Newton/Algebra." 271 pages plus one page of publisher's advertisement. Eight folding plates. Lacking front free endpaper. Public library bookplate to front endpaper, which also has a name and a number in ink. First title page darkened, pages showing foxing ranging from rather heavy to more moderate. Hinges cracked. Very small round sticker on spine. Leather heavily worn with several small stains. Joints partially cracked. . Hardcover. Fair/No Jacket.

      [Bookseller: Warren Berry]
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        [Emblem Book] Ouderdom, buyten leven, en hof gedachten, op zorg-vliet

      t' Amsterdam: Abrah[am] van der Putte, [c. 1728]. Half Calf. Very Good +. 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. & &

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        Complete history of Algiers, to which is prefixed, an epitome of the general history of Barbary, from the earliest times. Volume I

      London, Printed for the Author, by John Bettenham 1728 - vol 1 of 2 only. 4to. xix+352pp. very worn tan leather covers with rubbed corners & some of the leather peeling from boards. some staining to edges of pages, especially endpapers. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Arthur Probsthain]
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        Traite Des Ponts, Ou Il Est Parle' De Ceux Des Romains & de ceux des Modernes, tant de ceux de Maconneries, que de Charpente; & de leur disposition dans toute forte de lieux, etc

      Paris: Andre Cailleau, 1728. New Edition. Hardcover. Rebacked, contemporary quarter calf with red leather spine label printed in gilt and brown boards. Very good./No Dust Jacket. 416 pages in text. 19 1/3 x 13 cm. Engraved frontispiece of Gautier, and twenty-six engraved fold-out plates. First edition published 1721 -- considered a standard reference work on bridge building this copy from the collection of Professor George F. Swain, Harvard University who left his library to his assistant, Albert Haertlein, Gordon McKay Professor of Civil Engineering, Harvard Graduate School of Engineering [note to this laid-in]. BRUNET Vol.VI, p.527 [8834]. Tight, clean and fresh copy; text and plates, minor extremity rubbing, with bookplate of George Fillmore Swain.

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        TRAITE DES PONTS

      Paris, France.: Chez Andre' Cailleau., 1728. ..."OU IL EST PARLE' DE CEUX DES ROMAINS & DE CEUX DES MODERNES; DE LEURS MANIERES, TANT DE TEUX DE MACONNERIE, QUE DE CHARPENTE; & DE LEUR DISPOSITION DANS TOUTE FORTE DE LIEUX. DES PROJETS DES PONTS, DES MATERIAUX DONT ON LES CONSTRUIT, DE LEURS FONDATIONS, DES ECHASAUDAGES, DES CINTRES, DES MACHINES, & DES BATARDEAUX A LEURS USAGES. DE LA DIFFERENCE DE TOUTE FORTE DE PONTS, SOIT DORMANS, OU FIXES; SOIT MOUVANS & FLOTANS, VOLANS, TOURNANS, A COULISSES, PNT-LEVIS A FLECHE, & A BACCULE, &C. AVEC L'EXPLICATION DE TOUS LES TERMES DES ARTS QU'ON EMPLOYE A' LA CONSTRUCTION DES PONTS, & LES FIGURES QUI DEMONTRENT LEURS DIFFERENTES PARTIES. ET LES EDITS, DECLARATIONS, ARRETS & ORDONNANCES QUI ONT ETE RENDUS A L'OCCASION DES PONTS & CHAUSSEES, RUES, BACS, RIVIERES. DES COUTUMES OBSERVEES FUR CE FAIT. DE LEUR ENTRETIEN. DES GARANTIES. DES PEAGES, & DES REGLEMENS FUR LES CARRIERES. NOUVELLE EDITION. AUGMENTE D'UNE DIFFERTATION FU LES CULEES, PILLES, VOUSSOIRS, & POUSSEES DES PONTS, AVEC PLUSIEURS DEVIS & REGLEMENS FAITS A CE SUJET. PAR LE SIEUR GAUTIER, ARCHITECTE, INGENIEUR, & INSPECTEUR DES PONTS & CHAUSSEES DU ROYAUME."...334pp...Modern calf leather boards, stamped, raised spine bands...Illustrated with 5 B/W FOLD-OUT PLATES, engraved portrait of the author and frontispiece...Originally published in 1716, this was the standard 18th century treatise on bridge building...Gautier is mentioned in most histories of civil engineering and virtually all histories of bridge building...Text in french...Some leaves have light damp staining around edges.... Full-Leather.. Very Good.. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.

      [Bookseller: Eveleigh Books & Stamps]
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        OPERE DI MONSIGNOR GIOVANNI DELLA CASA EDIZIONE VENETA NOVISSIMA

      Venezia, Angiolo Pasinello, 1728 - Legatura in piena pergamena, titolo in oro su tassello al dorso. (14), 477 (compresi occhietto e frontespizio); XIV, 487; (6), 412; (20), 308; (4), 264, 51,19 pagine numerate. Seconda edizione, la prima vide le stampe nel 1707, di questa raccolta di opere di Giovanni Della Casa. Tra rime e poesie compare, a partire da pagina 289 del III volume, l'opera che più di tutte rese l'autore noto a tutto il mondo: "Il Galateo, ovvero de' Costumi", scritto probabilmente nel 1551 ma pubblicato postumo nel 1558 per la prima volta. Esemplare in discrete condizioni, macchie brunite lungo tutti i cinque volumi. 0 [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Libreria Antiquaria Il Cartiglio]
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        Tractatus de motu aquarum, aliorumque corporum fluidorum, divisus in quinque partes.

      Vienna, Johann Jakob Kürner, 1728. - 8vo. (8), 140, (12) pp. With 4 folding engr. plates. Flowered brocade silk; spine covered with white paper and ms. label in red and black to spine. Rare Latin edition of Mariotte‘s principal work, first published in 1686, "Traité du mouvement des eaux et des autres corps fluides". Treats the Mariotte tube, among other subjects. "The scope and originality of his observations of fluid motion surely warrant placing him at the head of the French school of hydraulics [.] Not only did he seek in this volume to deal with liquids and gases, but his approach was so new at its time and yet so characteristic of many to follow that a detailed review of the work is in order" (Rouse/Ince, History of Hydraulics, 63ff.). - Somewhat wavy throughout. De Backer/Sommervogel IV, 413f., 3. Cf. Poggendorff II, 53.

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat INLIBRIS Gilhofer Nfg. GmbH]
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        The Symptoms : Nature, Cause, and Cure of a Gonorrhoea

      London : Printed for G. Strahan, 1728-01-01. Leather Bound. Very Good. London : Printed for G. Strahan, at the Golden Ball over against the Royal-Exchange, Cornhil, MDCCXXVIII. Printed by William Bowyer; his records show 750 copies printed for Strahan and Innys, with 500 additional title printed for Innys. Pp. 270 and 274 misnumbered 470 and 474 respectively. Fully re-bound in modern brown calf skin leather. Gilt lettering and decorative bands on spine. Perfect binding. Replacement endpapers. Clean, unmarked pages with minor toning to extremities. Profusely illustrated. Several folding plates. Cockburn was a writer, and physician to the Navy. He was made wealthy with the invention of a secret remedy against dysentery. The present book went through four English editions, of which the first two are rarities.A bright, clean, and well-restored copy of this important medical document.

      [Bookseller: SequiturBooks]
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        Trattato del Ballo Nobile

      Naples: Felice Mosco. 1728. Octavo. Full contemporary vellum with titling gilt to spine, marbled edges. 1f. (title), 11ff., 160 pp. With decorative woodcut device to title, occasional woodcut tailpieces and engraved headpieces. & & With 25 small engravings in text in Feuillet notation illustrating various dance steps. & & Small portion of title below device excised and replaced with contemporary manuscript addition: Del Cav[alier] Alessandro di Terta," possibly one of the cavalieri in Naples to whom the work is dedicated. Small portion of lower corner of title lacking; light to moderate browning; small bookplate with the initials "EI" to verso of free front endpaper. A good, crisp copy overall. . First Edition. Beaumont p. 64. Magriel p. 97. Derra de Moroda 833. Niles & Leslie I p. 149. RISM BVI p. 282 (3 copies only in the U.S.). & & "A brief treatise on dancing, containing instructions for the execution of simple pas. There is a short list of French steps with their contemporary Italian equivalents (p. 27), and a brief account of the Menuet (p. 117). The explanations are accompanied with simple stenochoregraphic notations (Feuillet system)." Beaumont& & "An important book on the dance of the time, giving the names of the steps in French and Italian, and very good descriptions." Derra de Moroda& & "By publishing this manual for the use of his pupils in Naples, the French trained dancing master Dufort helped disseminate French dance abroad by providing Italian equivalents for French dance terms... Using the dance notation known as choregraphie, as well as verbal description, he discusses the five positions and problems of coordinating movement with music. He then briefly explains choregraphie in order to use it further in describing steps... Information on the use of arms, the performance of bows, tracing the floor pattern, and the cultivation of style close this section... The treatise on the minuet is similarly organized. A final section treats briefly the contredanse... and bows other than in dancing..." Schwartz & Schlundt 17

      [Bookseller: J & J Lubrano Music Antiquarians LLC]
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        Tragoediae

      Seneca, Lucius Annaeus: ( Edited by Johann Caspar Schroder ) Tragoediae Cum notis integris Johannis Frederici Gronovii, Delphis [Delft]: Apud Adrianum Beman, 1728. Latin text, including a new index by Grimsehlius. On Didbin's list of the best quarto variorum editions.4to (8.5in.x10.5in., 210mmx270mm) pp, [cxxii] 802 [ccxiv] + frontispiece. Black and red title page. A few block letter head pieces. Full contemporary blind-panelled vellum ( slightly sprung ) with raisd bands. Seven compartments with black inked block titles to spine. Ruled borders with stamped floral crests to front and rear covers. Red speckled foredges.Light spotting, limited to front and rear free end papers, else interior is clean, crisp, and unmarked. Vellum is lightly soiled, else near fine. No tearing, chipping, or fraying. Suitable for a fine library.Didbin (4th edition) II 399.

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        Medicina Statica:

      London - J. Osborn and T. Longman, 1728 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. A scarce early edition of Medicina Statica: Being The Aphorisms Of Sanctorius, translated into English with large explanations to which is added Dr. Keil's Medicina Statica Britannica, with Comparative Remarks, and Explanations. As also Medico-Physical Essays on Agues, Fevers, An Elastick Fibre, The Gout, The Leprosy, Kings-Evil, Venereal Diseases. Illustrated with an engraving to frontispiece and a foldout plate of diagrams. Fourth edition. James Keill (1673 - 1719) was a Scottish physician, philosopher, medical writer and translator. He was an early proponent of mathematical methods in physiology. He applied himself to anatomy, and, moving to England, acquired a reputation by lecturing on anatomy at Oxford and Cambridge. With the degree, but without belonging to the College of Physicians, he settled in 1703 as a physician at Northampton, where he continued for the rest of his life. He was an active supporter of the mechanical or iatro-mathematical school of medicine; some of his ideas derived from his brother, a mathematician. He discussed by mathematical methods, combined with experiment, several physiological problems, such as secretion, the amount of blood in the body, muscular motion, and the force of the heart. On the latter point he corrected an exaggerated estimate of Giovanni Alfonso Borelli; but his own results were not satisfactory, and were criticised by James Jurin in the Philosophical Transactions. Keill's essays were, however, esteemed. He also made a series of physiological observations on himself, after the manner of Santorio Sanctorius, published as Medicina statica Britannica, in the third edition of his essays. With an ink annotation to verso of title. Condition: Handsomely rebound in quarter morocco with cloth covered boards. Externally, in a lovely condition with only minor shelfwear. Internally, firmly bound. Bright but with scattered background foxing and handling marks and a small institutional label to front pastedown. Overall: VERY GOOD INDEED.

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        Acta B. Raymundi Lulli majoricensis, doctoris illuminati, Bugiae in Africa martyris et ab eo denominatae Lullisticae academiae patroni

      Antwerpen, Viduae Petri Jacobs 1728.. Mit gest. Titelvign. und 2 gest. Tafeln. XVI, 104 S. - VORGEBUNDEN: ders., Acta S[ancti] Henrici Romanorum Imperatoris collecta, digesta & illustrata Bambergensi ecclesiae omnibusque sanctissimi patroni piis clientibus. O. O., 1723. Mit 6 (1 gefalt., 1 doppelt vorhanden) gest. Tafeln und 3 Textkupfer. 2 Bll., 83 S. Lederband d. Zt. mit reicher Rückenverg. Folio. 35,5 x 23,5 cm. Zwei Werke der "Acta Sanctorum" aus der Hand des Jean Baptiste du Sollier (1669–1740). Von besonderer Bedeutung natürlich die Abhandlung über den katalanischen Philosophen, Logiker und Theologen Ramon Llull, der sich 1314 im Auftrag Jakobs II. auf eine Reise nach Tunis begab. Von einer aufgebrachten Menge Moslems in Bougier (Algerien) gesteinigt, gelang ihm zwar die Flucht, er verstarb aber ein Jahr später an den Folgen der Verletzungen auf Mallorca. - Die SS. 65-77 mit einer Bibliographie der Werke Llulls. - Mit Besitzeintrag der Fuldaer Jesuiten. Vorderes Gelenk oben ca. 5 cm angebrochen, Vorderdeckel mit Schatten einer abgelösten Etikette.

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        Gründliche Nachricht von Ankunfft, Gepräge, Gewicht und Werth derer in Sachssen, Thüringen und Meissen Gemüntzten Groschen so wohl von denen daselbst im Handel und Wandel vormahln gebräuchlichen Schock-Groschen als auch von denen daher entstandenen Steuer-Schocken zur Erkäntnüss derer darauff gerichteten Stifftungen und Diplomatum auch darnach bewilligten Steuern und Schatzungen ertheilet.

      Wittenberg, C. G. Ludwig, 1728. 4:o. (10),160,(14) s. & 2 utvikbara tryckta tabeller & 14 utvikbara grav. plr. Titelsidan tryckt i rött och svart. Samtida brunt stänkdekorerat pappbd med röda snitt. En liten pappersetikett med bläcknumrering upptill på ryggen. Ngt nött vid falsar och pärmkanter. Främre pärmen aningen skev. Bra inlaga med några enstaka obetydliga fläckar. Från Biby

      [Bookseller: Mats Rehnström]
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        A Canoe of the Sandwich Islands, the Rowers Masked

      This outstandingly detailed copper-plate engraving depicting a scene in Captain Cooks Journey. Overall this print measures 21.5" x 16".Captain James Cook (1728-1779) was a British navigator, explorer and cartographer with the Royal Navy. In 1766, Cook began what would be three separate voyages to the Pacific, studying, charting and documenting the Pacific and island inhabitants. The engravings and images produced from these great eighteenth-century voyages presented the world with scientific and ethnographic data, pictorial representations, and cartographic discoveries of the pacific from its northern reaches to its southern extremities for the very first time. For his third and final voyage beginning July 12th 1776, Captain Cook commanded HMS Resolution in search of the Northwest Passage. This voyage was different to his previous two, however. Britain was at war as its American colonies fought for their own sovereignty. The Declaration of Independence had been signed on the Fourth of July, just eight days before the Resolution sailed, and the already perilous journey was now also in danger of capture from American pirates ready to hold the vessels hostage on their voyage home. It is notable that Benjamin Franklin, American Minister to the court of France, wrote a letter requesting free passage for Cook, as a mark of respect for the man himself and also in recognition of the importance of the journey's mission. We will not be knowingly undersold on this work of art.. Overall this print is in good condition with some light foxing/staining in margins.

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        L' Usage Des Globes Celeste Et Terrestre, Et Des Spheres Suivant Les Différens Systèmes Du Monde. Precédé d'un Traité de Cosmographie. ... ; Accompagné Des Figures Necessaires ; Dedié Au Roy ; Avec Approbation & Privilege du Roy Cinquiéme Edition, revûë, corrigée & augmentée

      Paris, Brunet 1728. 23 cm. (8), 372, (10, letzte 2 weiß) Seiten mit 49 teils gefalteten Kupfertafeln und 1 gestochenen Vignette auf S. 3, Titelblatt in Rot- und Schwarzdruck, gesprenkelter Kalblederband der Zeit mit Rückenschild und Rückenvergoldung - Houzeau / Lancaster 9735 - Bion (1653-1733) war Landkarten- und Globenhändler in Paris. Mit Darstellungen von Erd- und Himmelsgloben, Kartennetzen, Planetenbahnen, Sonnen- und Mondfinsternisse, Karten von Italien, Spanien, Frankreich, Deutschland, Asien, Afrika etc. Geringfügig berieben, Ecken und kleine Fehlstelle am Rücken oben (1 cm) fachgerecht restauriert, die Kupfer 5 und 22 am Rand angeschnitten, Kupfer 26 mit 2 - 3 mm weniger Rand im weissen Papier, Namenszug d. 18. Jh. auf Titel, Stempel des italienischen Sammlers Pierpaolo Vaccarino auf dem Vorsatz - Sprache / Language: Französisch / French -

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        The First Book of Architecture

      London: Printed for S. Harding. 1728. Hardcover. Very Good. 1728 impression. Narrow quarto, rebound in gray-brown library buckram, 66 pp. text, engraved title plus 36 plates (31 numbered plates, and five additional plates at the rear); plate no. 4 is an in-text engraving but is so numbered. The rest are full page plates. Ex-library, with proper 'withdrawn' stamp on bookplate. Library marks comprise perforated stamp to title page, small ink number stamp to bottom margin of the next page (first page of preface), bookplate on pastedown. Slightly trimmed. Otherwise, plates and text are unmarked and clean; mild foxing and bit of soil throughout. Priced accordingly.

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        A Voyage To The Pacific Ocean; Undertaken by Command of his Majesty, For Making Discoveries In The Northern Hemisphere: Performed under the Direction of Captains Cook, Clerke, and Gore, In the Years 1776, 1777, 1778, 1779, and 1780

      John Stockdale, Scatcherd and Whitaker, John Fielding and John Hardy Captain James Cook (1728-1779) was a British explorer and navigator. He first went to sea as a teenager with the British merchant navy, and later joined the Royal Navy in 1755. In the course of his explorations, he achieved the first recorded European contact with Australia and Hawaii (which is where he died in a fight with natives on his third Pacific voyage). This set comprises 4 volumes, dated 1784-86. This is the first octavo edition of Cook's third voyage to discover a northwest passage linking the Atlantic and Pacific oceans. This set is remarkably clean and complete in the unrestored contemporary full calf bindings.  The set includes an engraved frontispiece portrait of Cook (and protective tissue cover), large engraved folding "General Chart" of Cook's three voyages in Volume I, one folding chart of the Sandwich Islands and a large folding plate of the "Death of Captain James Cook" in Volume III, as well as other 47 plates throughout all four volumes.  The contents are bright, clean, and tight.  We find no spotting and all charts and illustrations are present.  One plate with has a 3-inch tear, but all are otherwise in good condition with usual transfer browning to opposing text.  All bindings are intact except for Volume I, which has detached boards.  The hinges are cracked but holding on Volumes II - IV.  The contents of the four volumes are as follows: Vol I "Transactions from the beginning of the voyage, till our departure from New Zealand". It contains 22 chapters in 3 books, 370 pages. Vol II "Occurrences at Otaheite and the Society Isles; and Prosecution of the voyage to the coast of North America". It contains 17 chapters in 2 books, 359 pages. Vol III "Transactions with the natives of North America; Discoveries on that coast and the Eastern extremity of Asia, and Return Southward to the Sandwich Islands". It contains 15 chapters in 3 books, 400 pages. Vol IV "Transactions of a second expedition to the North, by the way of Kamtschatra, and in returning home, by way of Canton and the Cape of Good Hope". It contains 9 chapters in 1 book, 310 pages. Vol IV concludes with a 40 page index and 25 pages of subscribers? names.

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        Remarkable Decisions Of The Court Of Session [and] The Decisions

      1728. [Kames, Henry Home, Lord (1696-1782)]. Remarkable Decisions Of The Court Of Session, From 1716, to 1728. Edinburgh: Printed by Mr. Tho. Ruddiman, 1728. iv, 287, [1], xx pp. [Bound After] Bruce, Alexander [d. 1729], Reporter. The Decisions Of The Lords Of Council And Session, In Most Cases of Importance, For the Months of November and December 1714, And January, February, June and July, 1715. With an Alphabetical Abridgment, And the Acts of Sederunt Made in that Time. Edinburgh: Printed by John Moncur for James M'Euen, 1720. vi [i.e. iv], 178, 14 pp. Folio (11-1/2" x 7"). Contemporary speckled calf, raised bands, lettering piece and gilt ornaments to spine, free endpapers lacking. Some rubbing to extremities, joints starting at ends, light toning to text. Early owner signature to front free endpaper, interior otherwise clean. An appealing copy. * First edition. This was Kames's first publication and an auspicious beginning to a long and successful publishing career. Admitted to the Scottish Bar in 1724, Kames was initially "not very successful. In 1728, however, he published his 'Remarkable Decisions ...,' a carefully executed work, which drew attention to (his) abilities. From this time his progress was assured" (DNB). Some copies were issued with a 6-page preface; this one was not, nor were two other copies we have handled; the copy in the British Library and the entry in the NUC also omit the preface. Whether this represents the "normal issue" is undetermined, but by no means is it uncommon. Dictionary of National Biography IX:1126. Sweet & Maxwell, A Legal Bibliography of the British Commonwealth 5:57 (listing Kames's continuation of these reports to 1752). Wallace, The Reporters 553.

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        De Etruria Metropoli quae Turrhenia, Tursenia, Tuscania

      Ex Typ. Mainardi,, Romae, 1728 - Cm. 22,5, pp. xxi (1) 290 + (2) d'errata. Frontespizio in rosso e nero, fregi xilografici, capolettera e due tavole incise e ripiegate fuori testo (carta del territorio ed un'iscrizione etrusca). Perfetta legatura coeva in piena pergamena semirigida con nervi passanti e titoli ms. al dorso. Carte a tratti un po' brunite, ma esemplare genuino ed in ottimo stato di conservazione. Tre marchi di possesso: 2 timbri di antica bibl. ed ex libris tedesco recente. Edizione originale, rara quando completa delle tavole, di quest'opera monografica sui territori etruschi. Cfr. Lozzi I, 1510: "Opera assai pregiata e non comune.". [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        The Beggar's Opera

      London: Printed for John Watts, 1728. Modern half calf, marbled paper covered boards. Early edition without printed music. 58pp. Some repair to title page, else very good copy of a scarce edition of this classic.

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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. Three-quarter Calf. Near Fine. 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]. 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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        Statuum Marocca Norum, Regnorum nempe Fessani, Maroccani, Tafiletani et Segelomessani Secundum suas Provincias accurate divisorum.[Northern Africa]

      1728 - The map itself is very detailed showing the domains of desert tribes by means of little tent cities. It extends to include the Canary Islands and Madeira. Large and very graphic map by the prominent German cartographer. The map itself is very detailed showing the domains of desert tribes by means of little tent cities.The map extends to include the Canary Islands and Madeira. Below the map are two panoramic city views of Morocco and Mequinetz.

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        Observations on the Small Pox: or, An Essay to discover a more Effectual Method of Cure

      4 p.l., xix, 164 pp. 8vo, cont. mottled calf, single gilt fillet round sides, the four corners of each cover elaborately gilt with porpoises surmounted by crowns, spine divided into six compartments, five of which with the golden fleece device in gilt, green morocco lettering piece in remaining compartment. London: J. Brindley, 1728. First edition; an extraordinary "illuminated" copy with the title-page, initials, and section headings all heightened in gold. The initials along with the vignettes and typographical ornaments at the beginning and end of each chapter have also been skillfully decorated in blue, red, and yellow. This remarkable book, with all the decorations contemporary, comes from the library at Marble Hill House, the Palladian villa constructed 1724-29 at Twickenham which was built by Henrietta Howard (ca. 1688-1767), countess of Suffolk and mistress of George II. Pope helped design the gardens and he, Gay, and George Berkeley were frequent visitors. Henrietta Howard was an intimate of Queen Caroline, who encouraged the countess in her sexual relationship with King George II. The present book is dedicated to Queen Caroline and clearly there is some connection, because of its special illuminations, between the Queen and Henrietta Howard. Could this have been the Queen's copy or one specially prepared for her close friend? This book was printed by William Bowyer and his records show that 350 ordinary copies and 150 large-paper copies were printed. Richard Holland (1688-1730), was born in London and educated at St. Catharine's College, Cambridge, where he received his M.D. in 1723. He became a fellow of the College of Physicians in 1725 and was elected a fellow of the Royal Society in 1726. This is his only book, which provides many case histories. A fine and special copy. With a contemporary inscription on the leaf facing the title "Removed from Marble Hill House." Later engraved bookplate of M. General Sir Charles Stewart. ❧ ODNB for Holland and Howard. .

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        New Principles Of Gardening: Or, The Laying Out and Planting Parterres, Groves, Wildernesses, Labyrinths, Avenues, Parks, &c. After a more Grand and Rural Manner, than has bee done before; With Experimental Directions For raising several Kinds of Fruit-Trees, Forist-Trees, Ever-Greens and Flowering-Shrubs with which Gardens are adorn'd, etc

      London: A. Bettesworth and J. Batley et al, 1728. First edition. leather_bound. Contemporary full calf covers rebacked. Very good./No Dust Jacket. 25 1/2 x 21 cm. [*2,b3,A2-4,b-b4,B--Z4,Aa-Dd4,B-Z4,Aa-Bb4]. Pages iv-v erroneously numbered xi-x. Twenty-eight folding plates drawn by Batty and Thomas Langley and engraved by Thomas Bowles and David Lockley; a few plates trimmed to margin. Title page printed in red and black. COLVIN pp. 503-504. HENREY Vol.II, pp. 488-449. Langley, a resident of Twickenham may well have been acquainted with Charles Bridgeman, a fellow nurseryman who assisted Alexander Pope with his garden at his Thames-side villa at Twickenham. In this work "he decried too much formality in garden design" in his pursuit of a free style. "Langley stipulates that views should be extensive as possible, and he is much in favour of ha-ha's....Langley decried the art of topiary and cut parterres, and encouraged meandering paths, and the use of fine trees for shade.....Langley's guiding rules show that his outlook on garden planning was in advance of his [architecture] designs which are still very artificial and formal." MILLARD 37. "Batty Langley was more prolific even than William Halfpenny as a producer of architectural books....including the first handbook on the layout of gardens [this title]." Clean copy -- text and plates -- in a firm binding, leather book-label, early owner inscription title page, raised bands, backstrip lettered in gilt, covers decorated in blind in panel designs.

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        The Chronology of Ancient Kingdoms Amended. To Which is Prefix'd, a Short Chronicle from the First Memory of Things in Europe, to the Conquest of Persia By Alexander the Great

      J. Tonson, J. Osborne, T. Longman, 1728-01-01. Hardcover. Good. 4to. Bound in contemporary, paneled calfskin. 5 raised bands on spine. 6 panels on spine with gilt flourish and lettering. 2 cm leather tooled leaf missing from front board (3 on front and 4 on rear board remain). Joints starting at top and bottom. xiv, [2], 376 pages. Light/scattered toning/foxing. <br><br>3 folding engraved plates (A Description of the Temple of Solomon, A Description of the Inner Court & Buildings for the Priests in Solomon&#39;s Temple, and A Particular Description of One of the Gates of the Peoples Court with Part of the Cloister Adjoining). <br><br>Provenance: Armorial bookplate of Drayton Burrill<br><br>1st edition. "Newton attempts to determine the dates of ancient events from astronomical considerations and indicates the manner in which astronomy might be used to verify views on the chronological points derived in the main from Ptolemy, which were held in his time... " (Babson 214). DSB X, 82; Wallis 309.

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        RULES AND EXAMPLES OF PERSPECTIVE PROPER FOR PAINTERS AND ARCHITECTS, etc. In English and Latin: containing a most easie and expeditious method to delineate in perspective all designs relating to architecture,

      London, London, Printed for J. Senex and R. Gosling; W. Innys; J. Osborn and T. Longman, n.d. circa 1728.. In English and Latin: containing a most easie and expeditious method to delineate in perspective all designs relating to architecture, after a New Manner, Wholly free from the Confusion of Occult Lines: by that Great Master Thereof, Andrea Pozzo, Soc. Jes. Engraven in 105 ample folio plates, and adorn&#146;d with 200 initial letters to the Explanatory Discourses: Printed from Copper-Plates on Ye best Paper by John Sturt. Done into English from the original printed at Rome 1693 in Lat. and Ital. By Mr. John James of Greenwich. Translation of the 1693 Roman edition of Part I of "Perspectiva pictorum et architectorum". SECOND ENGLISH EDITION [between 1724 and 1732], folio, approximately 390 x 260 mm, 15¼ x 10¼ inches, engraved title page, preceded by added engraved Latin title page repeating that in the first edition of 1693, both title pages with large different engraved vignette, LACKING ENGRAVED FRONTISPIECE, large engraved headpiece to Dedication with portrait of dedicatee Queen Anne with decorative initial, 210 interesting historiated engraved initials, engraved unnumbered plate of drawing instruments opposite half-title, 102 engraved plates, some merely diagrams (2 plates for LIII numbered LXIIIA and LIIIB each with separate descriptions, plate C is duplicated), each numbered plate faces a page of parallel text in Latin and English and 2 different engraved historiated initials, no pagination, unnumbered text leaves: 7 (prelims and description to First Figure), 50 (descriptions), 4 (Notes for Beginners, Answer to Objection made about the Point of Sight in Perspective, and 2 pages of index). Bound in modern quarter calf over grey boards with small vellum corners, raised bands and gilt rules, gilt lettered red morocco label, new endpapers. The Latin engraved title page lacks a large piece from lower corner with loss of small lower corner of vignette, part of date and name of T. Longman, repaired with neat hand inked restoration to image and name, but date wrongly corrected to MDCCVII whereas it should be MDCXCIII as in the first edition, the leaf is reinserted, slightly worn at edges, slightly creased, slightly trimmed at margins with no loss, and repaired and strengthened on reverse, the English engraved title is slightly dusty, very slightly worn at edges, lacking small piece from lower corner and with a closed tear to vignette, neatly repaired on reverse with no loss, diagonal crease across lower corner affecting vignette, Dedication page dusty and slightly foxed, lightly stained and with neat repair to lower corner, verso with pale brown stain, small neat repair to lower corner of a2, small chip to lower corners of b1 and b2 both slightly foxed and lightly stained, c1 and c2 faintly stained, small chip and tear to fore-edge of description leaf for plate II and plate III, repaired neatly with transparent tape, very occasional slight pale foxing, mainly to text pages, occasional small pale stain to margins, plates XXII and XXXIV are torn across without loss and repaired with transparent tape on reverse, PLATES XXIV, XXIX, XLIX, and L ARE MISSING and replaced from another copy printed on greyish paper, slightly worn at edges and now trimmed and repaired at edges with no loss, plates XXXIV, XLII, LXI, LXXIX and LXXXIII reinserted with small repairs to edges, small corner missing from text page to plate LXI, no loss, small pale stain to upper inner corner of text pages describing plates LXXVII to LXXXII, large closed tear to final leaf of index, neatly repaired with no loss. A good made up working copy (lacking frontispiece). The "Approbation" has the printed names of Christopher Wren, John Vanbrugh and Nicholas Hawksmoor. This edition lacks the subscribers&#39; list. Andrea Pozzo (1642 &#150; 1709) was an Italian Jesuit, Baroque painter and architect, decorator, stage designer, and art theoretician. He was best known for his grandiose frescoes using illusionistic technique called quadratura, in which architecture and fancy are intermixed. His masterpiece is the nave ceiling of the Church of Sant&#39;Ignazio in Rome. Through his techniques, he has become one of the most remarkable figures of the Baroque period. He is also noted for the architectural plans of the Ljubljana Cathedral (1700), inspired by the designs of the Jesuit churches Il Gesù and S. Ignazio in Rome. (Wikipedia). MORE IMAGES ATTACHED TO THIS LISTING. POSTAGE AT COST.

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        Neue und vermehrte Acerra philologica, Das ist: Sieben Hundert Auserlesene, nüthliche, lustige und denckwürdige Historien und Discursen aus den berühmtesten griechischen und lateinischen Scribenten zusammengetragen

      Frankfurt, Kunckel 1728. 17 cm. (14), 988, (36) Seiten mit gestochenem Frontispiz. Pergamentband der Zeit - Dünnhaupt 1.48 - Goed. III, 265, 4 - Faber du Faur vergleiche S. 101 - Holzm. / Boh. Anonym I, 599a - Titelauflage der Auflage von 1706 (Dünnhaupt). Seinerzeit beliebte und bis auf 700 Historien erweiterte Kuriositäten-Anthologie, der ersten ihrer Art in deutscher Sprache. Peter Lauremberg (1585 - 1639), der älteste Bruder des Dichters Johann Lauremberg, war dessen Nachfolger an der Professur für Poetik in Rostock. "... a collection of aphorisms selected mostly from classical authors, must have been of the most widely used books of the century ..." (Faber du Faur S. 101). Einband fleckig, stellenweise papierbedingt gebräunt, erste Blatt am Rand fingerfleckig -

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        A Globular Chart shewing the Errors of Plain, and the Defiencyes of Mercators Sailing, and Discovering the true Navigation according to the Globe

      London: James & John Knapton, 1728. unbound. very good. Sea chart. Engraving with hand color outline. Image measures 19" x 23.75". An alternate projection of the globe as a flat map to the prevailing Mercator Projection. Includes rhumb lines and coastal details. Published in Nathaniel Cutler&#39;s "A general coasting pilot". Bottom border missing. Chipping along edges.

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        Leybourn&#39;s Dialling Improv&#39;d. [Leybourn&#39;s Dialling Improved]: or, the whole art perform&#39;d, I. Geometrically:.. II. Arithmetically:.. Also, How to describe all necessary Furniture for Sundials... With: Reflective Dialling... To which is now added, Instrumental Dialling: by the Lines of Hours... likewise Mechanick Dialling... Concluding with Tables

      London:: printed by H.Parker for A.Bettesworth,, 1728.. Third edition.. Hardcover. Very Good. xii, 276pp, with the 12 folding plates, all in good order, a few with minor repairs. [Stub torn away at p80/81 unexplained as plates all present.] Head- and tail-piece decorations. Pages slightly toned but otherwise clean. With an armorial bookplate lifting over an earlier bookplate on the pastedown, and a bookseller&#39;s blindstamp to the corner of the front free endpaper (&#39;S.J.Chew, Cheap Book Establishment&#39;) next to an early owner&#39;s neat pencilled notes. Small marks to endpapers offset from sellotape formerly retaining a jacket. 12mo, 16 x 10 cms, in early worn leather boards with a late 20thC calf spine ruled in blind and titled gilt on a green label. Very nice copy.

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        VOYAGE DE LA LOUISIANE, FAIT PAR ORDRE DU ROY EN L&#39;ANNEE MIL SEPT CENT VIGNT

      Paris: Chez Jean Mariette..., 1728.. xxiv,304,96,191,[9]pp. plus twenty maps and charts (some folding), and eleven tables (mostly folding). Quarto. Contemporary calf, spine gilt, raised bands; expertly rebacked, with original backstrip laid down and corners repaired. Old ownership inscription on titlepage, old library stamp on verso of titlepage. Overall, very good. This large and impressive book was a product of the first detailed survey made of Louisiana by the French government, in the course of a scientific expedition under the command of Vallette Laudun in 1720, three years after the founding of New Orleans and at the height of enthusiasm over John Law&#39;s Mississippi Company. Despite considerably reduced expectations for Louisiana by 1728, the survey still achieved this handsome publication. Laval, the author, was "Professeur Royal de Mathematiques." The book "describes at great length the physical geography of the French dominions in Louisiana and the Mississippi Valley, with particular reference to the ports of New Orleans, Pensacola, and others" - Clark. The excellent maps are the most accurate cartographical renderings of the Gulf Coast produced to that time. The expedition also visited Martinique and Haiti, and some of the maps and text relate to those colonies. A quite rare work, seldom met with, and one of the first major publications relating to Louisiana. HOWES L147, "b." SERVIES, FLORIDA 302. CLARK I:114. BELL L113. SABIN 39276. STREETER SALE 1178.

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        Teatro farmaceutico, dogmatico, e spagirico .

      Poletti., Venezia. 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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        LOVE IN SEVERAL MASQUES

      1728. FIELDING, Henry. LOVE IN SEVERAL MASQUES. A comedy, as acted at the Theatre-Royal, by His Majesty&#39;s Servants. London: Printed for John Watts ..., 1728. First edition of the author&#39;s first play. Octavo. 19 x 12 cm. A4,B-F8,G2. [viii, 1-3],4-82,[2] pp. Attractively bound in a later Roxburghe-style binding of quarter red calf with red linen sides, and gilt title on spine. The spine is slightly worn at the tale. Cross III, p. 290.

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        A Voyage To The Pacific Ocean; Undertaken by Command of his Majesty, For Making Discoveries In The Northern Hemisphere: Performed under the Direction of Captains Cook, Clerke, and Gore, In the Years 1776, 1777, 1778, 1779, and 1780

      Captain James Cook (1728-1779) was a British explorer and navigator. He first went to sea as a teenager with the British merchant navy, and later joined the Royal Navy in 1755. In the course of his explorations, he achieved the first recorded European contact with Australia and Hawaii (which is where he died in a fight with natives on his third Pacific voyage). This set comprises 4 volumes, dated 1784-86. This is the first octavo edition of Cook's third voyage to discover a northwest passage linking the Atlantic and Pacific oceans. This set is remarkably clean and complete in the unrestored contemporary full calf bindings.  The set includes an engraved frontispiece portrait of Cook (and protective tissue cover), large engraved folding "General Chart" of Cook's three voyages in Volume I, one folding chart of the Sandwich Islands and a large folding plate of the "Death of Captain James Cook" in Volume III, as well as other 47 plates throughout all four volumes.  The contents are bright, clean, and tight.  We find no spotting and all charts and illustrations are present.  One plate with has a 3-inch tear, but all are otherwise in good condition with usual transfer browning to opposing text.  All bindings are intact except for Volume I, which has detached boards.  The hinges are cracked but holding on Volumes II - IV.  The contents of the four volumes are as follows: Vol I "Transactions from the beginning of the voyage, till our departure from New Zealand". It contains 22 chapters in 3 books, 370 pages. Vol II "Occurrences at Otaheite and the Society Isles; and Prosecution of the voyage to the coast of North America". It contains 17 chapters in 2 books, 359 pages. Vol III "Transactions with the natives of North America; Discoveries on that coast and the Eastern extremity of Asia, and Return Southward to the Sandwich Islands". It contains 15 chapters in 3 books, 400 pages. Vol IV "Transactions of a second expedition to the North, by the way of Kamtschatra, and in returning home, by way of Canton and the Cape of Good Hope". It contains 9 chapters in 1 book, 310 pages. Vol IV concludes with a 40 page index and 25 pages of subscribers’ names.

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        Historia Plantarum Rariorum. Centuriae primae Decas 1-4 (of 5).

      London, R. Reily, 1728 (-1737?). Folio (515 x 355 mm). pp. (6), iv, 42, including the engraved dedication leaf to the Royal Society, title printed in black and red, large engraved and mezzotint headpiece and initial printed in black and green at the opening of the preface, 40 mezzotint plates printed in colours and finished by hand, engraved by Elisha Kirkall after paintings by Jacob Van Huysum, Massey and G. Sartorys. Contemporary calf, later rebacked spine with red gilt lettered label. A fine copy of the first 4 parts without the final part with 10 more plates. It is the first botanical book illustrated with colour-printed plates. It is devoted to new species growing at the Chelsea Physic Garden and the Cambidge Botanic Garden. 'The work is of particular interest as it contains some of the earliest examples of colour-printing from a single metal plate. These plates were executed by Kirkall in a mixture of line engraving - for the titles and the coat of arms of the dedications - etchings, and mezzotinting. Many of the prints in the 'Historia' are printed in green but some are printed in two or more colours from a single plate at one impression. All were afterwards touched by hand' (Henrey II, p. 53). 30 of the fine plates are after Jacob van Huysum, a flower painter born at Amsterdam. He worked in England from about 1721 and was the brother of the famous Dutch flower painter Jan van Huysum. Each plate is dedicated to a patron-subscriber with an engraved coat-of-arms or monogram.The plates depict plants from Cape of Good Hope (a few Pelargosiums and a Mesem), North America and the West Indies. Great Flower Books, p. 118; Nissen BBI, 1289; Dunthorne 193.; Gunn & Codd, Botanical Exploration of Southern Africa, 63.

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        Quattro continenti: Europa, Africa, Asia, Novus Orbis sive America Augustae Vindelicorum (1728)

      AUGUSTAE VINDELICORUM (1728) 1728 Proveniente da : "Atlas novus sive tabulae geographicae totius orbis faciem, partes, imperia, regna et provincias exhibentes, exactissima cura juxta recentissimas observation. aeri incisae et venum expositae a Matthaeo Seutter chalcogr". Prima edizione.

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        Trattato del ballo nobile. Indirizzato all'eccellenza delle signore dame, e de' signori cavalieri napoletani.. -

      Napoli, Mosca, 1728.In-8 picc. Legatura coeva in pergamena. Con 2 testatine e 25 piccole illustrazioni n.t. che mostrano i passi da eseguire nei vari balli. (24), 160 pp.; piccolo forellino di tarlo nel margine esterno bianco di pochi fogli ed alcune carte un po' arrossate. L?unica edizione di un?opera assai rara. Dopo aver insegnato ballo in varie città italiane, il francese Dufort si stabilì a Napoli dove scrisse quest'apprezzata opera dedicandola «all'eccellenza delle signore dame, e de' signori cavalieri napoletani». Cole Collection 167. Fletcher, 40 rare dance books, 29. Derra de Moroda 833: «An important book on the dance of the time, giving the names of the steps in French and Italian, and very good descriptions». Rare first and only edition. With 2 head pieces and 25 engr. text illustrations. Contemp. vellum; very small wormhole in outer blank margin and some browning.

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        A Sure Method of Improving Estates by Plantations of Oak, Elm, Ash, Beech and Other Timber-Trees, Coppice Woods. .

      London Francis Clay at the Bible, and Daniel Browne, at the Black Swan, without Temple-Bar 1728. G : in Good condition. Cover lightly rubbed with outer joint wear. Neatly rebacked with new eps. Lacks frontispiece plate. Minor worming evidence [defunct] on lower corner of appendix pages with no impact on text. Heraldic plate on paste-down. Contents firm and bright First Edition Leather cover 200mm x 130mm (8" x 5"). xxii, 274pp. Folding plate in appendix. '..Wherein is Demonstrated, the Necessity and Advantages Thereof; Their Manner of Raising, Cultivating, Felling in All Kinds of Soils, Whereby Estates may be greatly improv'd'.

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        Historiarum venetarum libri XXXII quorum XXIV priores niunc prodeunt.

      apud Joannem Manfrè 1728 2 voll. In folio (280x215). Splendida antiporta raffigurante l'allegoria di Venezia con la veduta di piazza S. Marco, incisa finemente in rame da Picart; pagg. 8, 818; pagg. 8, 838, 2. Frontespizi in rosso e nero con bella vignetta allegorica in rame, capilettera istoriati, eleganti testatine e finalini sempre incisi in rame. Pergamena rigida coeva, dorso a nervi con titolo su tassello in marocchino nocciola impresso in oro, tagli marmorizzati. Edizione originale di questa rara cronaca di storia veneziana. Splendido esemplare, freschissimo. Lozzi 6016 in nota cita il Coleti; Graesse III, 139.

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        Dè corpi marini Che sù monti si trovano; Della loro Origine, e dello stato del Mondo avanti il Diluvio, nel Diluvio, e dopo il Diluvio

      (Scienze naturali - rara ediz. '700) VALLISNERI ANTONIO. Dè corpi marini Che sù monti si trovano; Della loro Origine, e dello stato del Mondo avanti il Diluvio, nel Diluvio, e dopo il Diluvio: lettere critiche di Antonio Vallisneri, Pubblico Primario Professore di Medicina Teorica dell'Università di Padova; Con le Annotazioni: alle quali s'aggiungono tre altre Lettere Critiche contra le Opere del Sig. Andry, Francese e suoi Giornali. Seconda edizione con nuove Giunte, Annotazioni, e Raccolta d'Osservazioni spettanti all'Istoria Medica, e Naturale. Venezia, per Domenico Lovisa, 1728, in 8° (mm185x245). 1 carta bianca, 7 carte non numerate, 272 pagine numerate, 8 carte non numerate. Con un ritratto e 6 tavole ripiegate fuori testo incise in rame. SEGUE VALLISNERI ANTONIO. Raccolta di varie osservazioni, Spettanti all'Istoria Medica e Naturale. Scritte agli Eruditi, o dagli Eruditi a Lui; Con Varie Annotazioni, e Giunte, compilata da Gio. Jacopo Danielli. Venezia, per Domenico Lovisa, 1728, in 8° (mm 185x245). 6 carte non numerate, 176 pagine numerate, 4 carte non numerate. Unica legatura in cartonatura coeva, le pagine sono in barbe, le opere sono state collazionate e sono complete. Alla base del primo frontespizio si trova la seguente scritta autografa del Vallisneri: "All' Ill.mo Sig. Francesco Palazzo l'Autore in segno d'inviolabile amicizia e affettuosi.mo rispetto". Un alone al primo frontespizio e alla carta bianca che lo precede, qualche aloncino sulla parte inferiore delle ultime carte, modesti segni d'usura alla cartonatura, ottimo esemplare. (Rif.B5383-612/52)

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