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        Delft panorama - Boitet.

      NERGENS HET HIERLANDS PORCELEYN SUBTIJLER NOCH FIJNDER GEWROCHT ALS IN DEZE STADAangezicht van de stad Delft, gezien vanaf het westen, uitgegeven in 1729 door Reinier Boitet. Kopergravure vervaardigd door Coenraet Dekker, later met de hand gekleurd. Afmetingen (prent) ca. 44 x 124 cm.Dit panorama komt uit de eerste en enige editie van de ?Beschryving der Stadt Delft, behelzende een zeer naukeurige en uitvoerige verhandeling van deszelfs eerste oorsprong, benaming, bevolking, aanwas, gelegenheid, prachtige en kunstige gedenkstukken en zeltzaamheden. Nevens derzelver voorregten, handvesten, previlegien, en regeeringsvorm, alles ?t zamengestelt en getrokken uit oude handtschriften, memorien, en brieven, en met zeer veele echte bewysstukken (te vooren nooit gedrukt) bevestigt: door verscheide liefhebbers en kenners der Nederlandsche oudheden.??Het boek is een zeer uitgebreide heruitgave van burgemeester Dirk Evertsz Bleyswijck?s tekst over Delft en werd ??n van de belangrijkste publicaties over de stad.Delft is ?de vermaerste en aensienlijckste Stadt van Holland??, na de brand van 1536 was de stad al snel weer ?de schoonste en reynichste, de treflijckste en sindelijckste??. Over de nog jonge aardewerkindustrie: ?nergens het hierlands Porceleyn subtijler noch fijnder gewrocht als in deze stad??.Reinier Boitet, geboren te Rietveld, vestigde zich in Delft als boekhandelaar en drukker. Hij produceerde zowel schitterende gravures als tekstboeken, maar hij was ook actief als dichter en publiceerde vanaf 1721 zijn eigen nieuwsblad. Zijn drukkerij heette ?De Draeck??, en was gevestigd Wijnhaven 11-12.Prijs: 1.450,- (BTW margeregeling, incl. lijst).

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        Dictionaire italien et francois, contenant tout ce qui se trouve dans les meilleurs dictionaires ... Nouvelle edition augmentée de quantité de mots, proverbes, & manières de parler, des noms historiques, poëtiques, géographiques, & de tous les arts, & sciences qui ne se trouvent pas dans les autres editions ..

      Amsterdam: Jacques Desbordes, 1729. 2 volumes in 1, 4to, pp. [10], 502; [12], 411, [1]; engraved frontispiece, vignette title pages printed in red and black, text in triple column; an unrestored copy in full contemporary calf, elaborately gilt-tooled spine in 6 compartments, red morocco spine label; contemporary bookplate to front pastedown; a very good, sound copy. Giovanni Veneroni (1642-1708) was a French linguist, lexicographer, and grammarian. It is believed that he was a native of Verdun and later Italianized his name. He went to Paris, where he pretended to be from Florence, and had a great success as teacher of Italian and became secretary and interpreter of the King. He published an Italian-French dictionary with the title Dictionnaire italien et françois (1681), and a Grammaire italienne (1710), which were long time considered classical reference works and went through numerous editions. This edition not in Vancil.

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        Il Decamerone [.] nuovamente corretto et con diligentia stampato.

      (Florenz, Philippo di Giuntas Erben, 1527 [Nachdruck: Venedig, Pasinello, 1729]). - Eines von 300 Exemplaren dieses Nachdruckes der berühmten „Ventisettana" auf Papier und mit Typen des 16. Jahrhunderts; frühes Beispiel einer Bücherfälschung. Der Nachdruck, der auf Kosten von S. Ferrari (nach anderen Quellen des britischen Konsuls in Venedig und Bibliophilen Joseph Smith, 1682-1770) von E. Orlandini besorgt und von Pasinello verlegt wurde, ist mit der Originalausgabe nahezu identisch. Dem Fälscher sind jedoch einige Fehler unterlaufen, an denen sein Neudruck erkennbar ist (z. B. „Decemeron" in der 7. Zeile des 2. nn. Blattes). - „Every one of the numerous reprints of modern times must leave first place to the Ventisettana" (Gamba). - „Diese sehr ähnliche und schöne, aber incorrecte Nachbildung erschien auf Kosten des Consuls Smith zu Venedig bei Pasinello 1729, ist von St. Orlandini besorgt und bloß 300 Exemplare abgezogen. Ein Brand hat ihre Seltenheit noch vermehrt" (Ebert). - Einband leicht berieben, bestoßen bzw. fleckig. Rückenschild m. kl. Randfehlstellen. Die ersten Bll. schwach wasserrandig. Vereinzelt min. stockfleckig. Insgesamt schönes u. breitrandiges Exemplar. - Adams B 2147; Brunet I, 999; Graesse I, 449f.; Gamba 172 Anm.; Ebert I, 2521. Sprache: Italienisch Gewicht in Gramm: 2000 4°. Mit wiederh. Holzschn.-Druckermarke am Titel u. am Ende. 8 nn. (das letzte weiß), 284 num. Bll., Pgmt. d. Zt. m. goldgepr. Rückenschild.

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        Polly: An Opera. Being the Second Part of the Beggar's Opera.

      London: Printed for the Author, 1729. 4to, contemporary quarter calf, marbled paper boards, red leather label, gilt rules and lettering. 31 pages of engraved sheet music. The sequel to John Gay's popular Beggar's Opera (1728), but in Polly the characters have moved from the streets and highways of England to the West Indies, a setting Gay uses to ridicule fortune-hunting colonialists and the English colonial system. Polly was sufficiently offensive to the powers-that-be that Lord Chamberlain declared it libelous and banned it from being rehearsed, which Gay writes about in his four-page preface. This is followed by a clever three-page introduction on the nature of sequels written in the form of a dialogue between a poet and actor. Contemporary armorial bookplate of Henry Streatfield on the front paste-down, father of the legendary beauty Sophia Streatfield (1755-1835). The Streatfield library was later sold by W. H. Robinson Ltd. On the front free endpaper is the bookplate of American collector Charles Walker Andrews, who has noted in pencil above the bookplate that he purchased this from Robinson in 1935. Binding a bit worn and stained; some light damp-stains in the text; a very good, large copy.

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        Mannheim. - Umgebungskarte. - Panoramaansicht. - "Manheimium".

      - Historische Ortsansicht. Kupferstich, koloriert, um 1729. Von Johann Baptist Homann. 48,3 x 57,8 cm (Darstellung) / 53,3 x 61,0 cm (Blatt). Schefeld 30075. Alte Ansichten aus Baden. Mittig rechts in der Kartusche betitelt "Hodierna Sedes Electoris Palatini Manheimium ". Ferner mit dem Verlegervermerk "In Officina Homanniana". Die Ansicht nochmals in einer Bandkartusche betitelt "Prospect der Churf. Residenz St. Manheim". - Die Karte zeigt die Stadt im Grundriss mit den alten Befestigungsanlagen und der Umgegend, welche sich von Mannheim über den Rheinverlauf bis nach Neckerat erstreckt. Dekoriert ist die Ansicht mit einer schönen Himmelsrose. Die untere Panoramaansicht zeigt die Stadt mit ihren wichtigsten Gebäuden. Sehr dekorative Barockvedute mit dezentem Flächenkolorit in einem zeitgenössischem Druck auf Bütten des 18. Jahrhunderts mit Wasserzeichen. - Mit der normalen Verlagsbugfalte. Diese etwas leimschattig. Leicht fleckig. Im Ganzen gut erhalten. Johann Baptist Homann (1664 Oberkammlach - 1724 Nürnberg). Deutscher Kartograph, Verleger und Kupferstecher. Gründete 1702 seinen Verlag in Nürnberg. Lieferte etwa 200 Karten, darunter 1716 den 'Großen Atlas über die ganze Welt' und 1719 den 'Atlas methodicus'. Fertigte auch Armillarsphären und andere mechanische Kunstwerke. Homann wurde mit seinen qualitätsvollen, aber preiswerten Drucken der bedeutendste Herausgeber von Landkarten und Atlanten in Deutschland. 1715 wurde er Mitglied der Königlichen Akademie der Wissenschaften zu Berlin und Kaiserlicher Geograf am Hof Karls VI. Der Verlag wurde von seinem Sohn Johann Christoph Homann weitergeführt. Sprache: Deutsch

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        Le droit de la guerre et de la paix. Nouvelle traduction par J. Barbeyrac, avec des notes de l'Auteur mème, qui n'avoient point encore paru en François, & de nouvelles Notes du traducteur.

      - A Amsterdam, Chez Pierre de Coup, 1729, volumi 2 , in-4, piena bazzana coeva, filetti, fregi e scritte oro sui dorsi, antiporte e frontespizi stampati in rosso e nero, tagli rossi, sguardie in carta marmorizzata. Bel ritratto dell'Autore inciso a piena pagina in antiporta e vignetta incisa all'inizio. Bell'esemplare.

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        Les Monumens de la Monarchie Francoise qui comprennent l histoire de France avec les figures de chaque regne que l injure des tems a epargnées. (5 Volumes Complets) Band 1: L`origine des François, & la suite des Rois jusqu`à Philippe I. inclusivement, Paris, 1729 / Band 2: La Conquête de l`Angleterre par Guillaume, Duc de Normandie, dit le Bâtard, tirée d`un Monument du tems. Et la suite des Rois, depuis Louis VI. dit le Gros, jusqu`à Jean II. inclusivement, Paris, 1730 / Band 3: La suite des Rois depuis Charles V. jusqu`à Louis XI. inclusivement, Paris, 1731 / Band 4: La suite des Rois depuis Charles VIII. jusqu`à Francois I. inclusivement, Paris, 1732 / Band 5: La suite des Rois depuis Henri II. jusqu`à Henri IV. inclusivement, Paris, 173

      Paris, ches Julien-Michel Gandouin / Pierre Francois Giffart, 1729 - 1733. - mit 306 (davon 110 ausfaltb.) ganzseitigen, Kupfertafeln nebst 6 Vignetten. * Vollständige Ausgabe in 5 prachtvollen Folio- Bänden ! Das Standardwerk zur frz. Geschichte, Kultur- wie Kunstgeschichte. [Don B.de M.: 1655 im Schloss Soulage/Languedoc - 1741 Paris] französischer Gelehrter und Paläograph, kommentierte französische Monumente, darunter auch den erst wenige Jahre zuvor dank seiner wiederentdeckten Teppich von Bayeux. (vgl. Wiki) ** bestoßen, Kanten teils berieben, sämtliche Tafeln frische Drucke. ANY QUESTIONS ?? Please don t hesitate to ask for details !! ++ Visa & Mastercard accepted ++ Sprache: Deutsch Gewicht in Gramm: 7000 OLdr.-bde, XL; 402 (22) / 342 (32) / 356 (32) / (22) 358 (26) / 432 (22) S., Folio (5 Bde. zus.) [Attributes: First Edition]

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        Historia Fuldensis in tres partes divisa. Accedit integer codes probationum plurimis monumentis. index abbatum emortualis antiquissimus.

      Frankfurt/M., bei Andreä & Hort 1729 - Folio. Gestochenes Frontispiz, 7 nn. Bl., 306 S., 11 n. Bl., 482 S., mit 1 gestochenen Karte, 5 Kupfertafeln, 6 gestochenen Initialen und 6 gestochenen Vignetten, sowie 30 Textkupfern. Pergament der Zeit, (etwas fleckig und berieben, untere hintere Ecke stärker bestoßen, kleine Fehlstelle auf Vorderdeckel). Erste und einzige Ausgabe, selten. - Demandt I, 272; Graesse VI/1, 296; ADB XXX, 571. - Johann Friedrich Schannat (1683-1739) war Bibliothekar und fürstlicher Historiograph in Fulda und gilt als der beste ältere Autor zur Fuldaischen Geschichte. - Vorliegendes Werk umfasst die Geschichte des von Bonifatius gegründeten Klosters Fulda und seiner Äbte. Der zweite Teil mit einem umfassenden Urkundenbuch. - Die Illustrationen zeigen meist Münzen, sowie Darstellungen der Äbte und ihrer Wappen. - Die ersten Blatt mit minimalen Randeinrissen, Frontispiz und Titel verso mit Bibliotheksstempeln, minimal stockfleckig, gutes Exemplar. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Tresor am Roemer]
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        Il Decamerone di m. Giouanni Boccaccio nuouamente corretto et con diligentia stampato. (Impresso in Firenze per li heredi di Philippo di Giunta, nell'anno del Signore 1527 adi xiiij. del mese daprile)

      In 4to (224x160 mm). Stemma dei Giunti (Nihil candidius) al frontespizio e al verso dell'ultima carta. Legatura in piena pergamena rigida moderna, finti nervi e titolo in oro al dorso. Piccolo camminamento di tarlo alla cucitura dei fascicoli q-r. Un buon esemplare proveniente dalla raccolta di Franz Pollack Parnau, con più antico ex libris manoscritto alla prima carta bianca. Celebre ristampa veneziana della rara ventisettana di Boccaccio, eseguita in Venezia da Stefano Orlandelli con i torchi di Pasinello nel 1729, su richiesta del console inglese Joseph Smith. Della ristampa, "che mal a proposito suol indicarsi come contraffazione" (Gamba) furono stampate sole 300 copie, più una in pergamena, e valse come base per tutte le ristampe del Decamerone fino al 1761, quando si pubblicò il testo curato da Francesco Mannelli.

      [Bookseller: Libreria Galleria Demetra]
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        Méthode pour Etudier l'histoire avec un Catalogue des principaux Histoires & des Remarques sur la bonté de leurs Ouvrages & sur le choix des meilleures Editions par M. l'Abbé Lenglet du Fresnoy. Nouvelle edition augmentée e ornée de Cartes Géographiques.

      1729. Paris, chez Pierre Gandouin, Quai des Augustins, à la belle Image, 1729. Bella copia stampata su carta pesante ed ottime legature. Ex libris ai frontespizi Ettienne della Valle. SEI volumi in 4to grande (cm. 29); belle legature dell'epoca in piena pelle maculata con dorsi a 5 nervi con titoli e ricchi fregi in oro; pp. (2), XVI, 568 + 11 grandi Carte Geografiche più volte ripiegate; (6), 576 + 12 grandi Carte Geografiche più volte ripiegate; (12), 428; (8), 545 (5); due volumi di SUPPLEMENT de la Methode... A Paris, chez Rollin, De Bure, 1741. Pp. XVI, 434 (2) a 588, VIII, 279. Axs

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        Antiquities of Constantinople

      1729. First Edition . [GILLES, Pierre] BALL, John, translator. The Antiquities of Constantinople. With a Description of its Situation, the Conveniencies of its Port, its Publick Buildings, the Statuary, Sculpture, Architecture, and other Curiosites of that City. London: Printed for the Benefit of the Translator, 1729. Octavo, contemporary full paneled calf rebacked retaining old endpapers, raised bands, red morocco spine label. $3000.First edition in English of this beautifully illustrated account of Constantinople, enlarged with an ancient description of the wards of Constantinople, with a copper-engraved frontispiece and title page, 11 copper-engraved maps, plans, and views (three folding), and a copper-engraved vignette, in contemporary paneled calf covers.This work is a translation and enlargement of Pierre Gilles’ two-part work on Constantinople and environs, which was “among the earliest to describe Constantinople and the Thracian Bosporus, regarding accurate and reliable information” (Blackmer 684). Gilles was a prominent humanist, diplomat, and naturalist who accompanied d’Aramon’s embassy to the Porte in 1547. He was tasked with collecting Greek manuscripts and other antiquities for the king of France. This work, however, was the most lasting result of the journey and Gilles stayed far beyond his scheduled visit to complete it. In it, Gilles discusses the city’s history, landscape, architecture, monuments, and markets. He pays special attention to the city’s major building triumphs, frequently analyzing them from both an anthropological and archaeological standpoint, making this an early and important source on Constantinople. “[Gilles] has given us the first circumstantial account of the antiquities of Constantinople and may be considered the founder of Byzantine archeology” (Cox I:122). First published in Latin as De Bosporo Thracio in 1561 and De Topographia Constantinopoleos in 1562, reprinted by Elzevir in 1632. The plates appear here for the first time, supplied by Ball. “This book is beautifully adorned with cuts of the Buildings, the Statuary, and Sculpture of that city” (Cox I:122). Minor marginal tear to upper corner of A5, not affecting text. Occasional minor spotting or soiling to text margins; plates clean and fine, with crisp impressions. A few small flecks of paint to covers. An attractive copy in contemporary paneled calf.

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        Des Theuren Mannes Gottes, D. Martin Luthers S

      Leipzig Johann Heinrich Zedler/Register: Leipzig, Bernhard Christoph Breitkopf 1729-1733/1740 - 12 bindings, containing 22 volumes and a register, (10) 16 588 (8) 834, (8) 4 674 (14) 608, (10) 16 640 (8) 674, (10) 4 548 (8) 636, (14) 744 (12) 576, (10) 32 664 (6) 8 651, (8) 16) 742 (8) 680, (6) 8 620 (6) 621, (10) 720 (6) 534, (6) 708 (2) 380, (8) 736 (2) 592 (4) 224, (26) 144 882 280 p. Contemporary Vellum, Folio H. 34,5 x L. 22,5 x W. 7-8,5 cm. -the complete set is ca. 90 cm. wide- (A single wormhole in the bottom margin of volume 13, top of the back covers of volume 19/20, 21/22 and the register lack a small piece of vellum, the text blocks are slightly browned at some places but not nearly as browned as usual, page 451/452 of volume 9 is present a second time in volume 8, all 22 volumes are illustrated with a large engraved head-piece depicting Luther at the beginning of the main text. Firm and complete set of the works of Martin Luther, 1484-1546. Included is a useful register which was specially made for this edition by Johann Jacob Greiff, 1699-1767. The set is uniformly bound in firm vellum bindings which are in very good condition and surprisingly clean. Altogether a beautiful set of the life's work of the renowned Martin Luther.)

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        Atlas C

      - Brown, Astron. Atlases, pp. 47-48; De La Lande, pp. 553-554; DSB V, pp. 22-26; Warner, The Sky Explored, pp. 80-82 note. The first revised edition (and first French edition) of Flamsteed's great, innovative and highly influential stellar atlas ("superior to all earlier atlases" - Warner), first published posthumously in 1729 (in folio) and here reduced, revised and corrected with the addition of a large number of new stars. This edition also expands the original 2 celestial hemispheres and 25 detailed star charts centred on particular constellations by adding the omitted hind parts of the constellation Hydra, a much more detailed chart of the central part of the southern hemisphere (never visible from Europe) by Nicolas Louis de Lacaille and a chart showing triangulations in the northern hemisphere. In fine condition, with only a small spot on the title-page and a couple marginal spots in the plates. Binding rubbed. A carefully revised and corrected edition of the most important celestial atlas of the 18th century.

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        Autograph letter in French, signed, to Henri Louis Duhamel du Monceau.]Leiden, 10 December 1771. 25 x 20 cm (letter) & 23.5 x 18.5 cm (manuscript). Never bound.With: [MANUSCRIPT]. [FRANCQ VAN BERKHEY, Jean LE]. Memoires, pour servir a ce que l'illustre auteur de "L'histoire generale des poissons" Monsieur M. Du Hamel de Monceau, solicite a l'egard des morues.[Leiden, 1771].A letter and treatise in French, written in dark brown ink on paper in a neat and easily readable hand, the treatise with 9 tipped-in pen and ink illustrations drawn by the author (6.5 x 10.5 to 11.5 x 21.5 cm) and a few small illustrations in the text.

      - For Francq van Berkhey: NNBW IV, cols. 614-618. An autograph letter, signed, written in French by the Dutch antiquarian, medical doctor, naturalist, poet and fiery Orangist pamphleteer Johan le Francq van Berkhey (1729-1812) to the great French naturalist, man of letters and naval inspector, Henri Louis Duhamel du Monceau (1700-1782), presenting his present unpublished, illustrated supplement to the first parts of Duhamel's four-volume account of fish and fishing, Traité général des pesches, et histoire des poissons, (Paris 1769-1782). Le Francq's treatise is devoted to the Dutch fishes, fishing industry, fish markets and fishing vessels, with special emphasis on cod fishing. It gives a remarkably detailed picture of the Dutch fishing industry, covering not only various kinds of fish and the fishing methods, but also the organisation and economics of the trade. He discusses the various kinds of fishing boats, fishing techniques, the preservation of fish in barrels, the market, prices paid in both Holland and Flanders. In very good condition. A letter by the leading Dutch naturalist to the leading French naturalist, with the former's detailed and well-illustrated unpublished manuscript on the Dutch fishing industry.

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        Pragmatische Geschichte Der Cron Böhmen, Worinnen dasjenige, Was unter jedwedem Hertzoge und Könige von Böhmen von Zeiten zu Zeiten merckwürdiges vorgegangen, Und So wohl in die ehemalige als jetzige Grund-Verfassung dieses Königreichs Und dessen besondern Nexum mit dem Römischen Reiche einschlägt, Historisch erörtert wird.

      Leipzig, Christoph Riegel, 1729. 4°. Mit gest. Frontispiz (Gelehrter in einer Bibliothek). 3 Bll., 912 S., 36 Bll., Pgmt. d. Zt. m. durchzogenen Bünden, handschriftl. Rückentitel u. dreiseitigem Farbschnitt. Erstausgabe. - Geschichtlicher Abriß Böhmens von den Karolingern bis Karl VI. - Einband min. berieben u. etw. fleckig. Vorderes Vorsatzbl. zur Hälfte entfernt. Etw. gebräunt, sonst schönes Exemplar. - Jöcher, Suppl. II, 1475. Versand D: 12,00 EUR Glafey, Pragmatische Geschichte Der Cron Böhmen

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        Monsieur de Thou's History of His Own Time. Translated from the Geneva Edition of 1620. In two volumes.

      London and Newark: Printed by E Say, and sold by W Meadows, B Motte and T Worral, J Stagg, T Jackson - London; and B Farnsworth at Newark, 1729 An extremely rare copy of the English translation of Jacques Auguste de Thou's major historical work, the first books of which appeared in Latin in 1604. M de Thou served both Henri III and Henri IV as a Counsellor of State, and was involved in negotiating the Edict of Nantes. His position was not continued by Marie de Medici, but he did serve in her court. He was determined that his History should be as impartial as possible - a forensic and unbiased approach (exceptional for that time) - so he wrote it in Latin as the then still universal language. It covered the period 1545 - 1608 and was issued in 4 parts. He was uniquely placed to write it and it is still considered to be an important work. The first collected edition was put together in 1620, 3 years after his death in 1617. After that, there were translations into German and then into French. Bernard Wilson, the English translator, was the Vicar of Newark between 1719 and 1772. He had a reasonably wealthy living due to his long term association with Thomas Holles, Duke of Newcastle, and he dedicated Vol I of the translation to him. The second volume is dedicated to John, Duke of Rutland, who offered him further advancement. The 2 volumes cover the period up to 1560, and include M de Thou's Last Will and Testament, a short section on 'The Author's Life' and an account of de Thou's life from his Memoirs, in 6 books. The volumes are in a modern half morocco and buckram binding, with gilt-decorated raised bands and title and volume labels to spine. The bindings show very little wear. Internally there are new endpapers and initial and end blanks. The book was in a library, and there is some evidence of removed stickers to the front endpapers and blanks but this is not obtrusive. There are small circular library stamps to title and end pages and repeated in the top gutter of every 100 pages - not affecting text but sometimes crossing the header. There are some ink library notes to the verso of both title pages. To finish the job, there are stamps only visible on the page edge when the book is closed to the top and bottom page edges. Contents: Vol I - title page 1729; author's last will and testament 2pp; dedication 4pp; de Thou's dedication to Henri IV pp i-xxviii; the author's life pp xxix-xxxii; M Lingelsheim's preface to the Geneva Edition 2pp; translator to reader 2pp; History Books I - XIV pp 1 - 699; errata (with lib stamp); Index 4pp. Vol II - title page 1730; dedication 4pp; The Life of M de Thou from his own memoirs pp i-cxli; History Books XV - XXVI pp 1 - 558; appendix pp 559 - 564; Index pp 565 - 568. Sections have decorative head and tailpieces and initial capitals. The contents are bright with some light speckling at times to the top margin (soot) and occasional marking - sometimes individual small marks, sometimes wider yellowed areas. The paper varies in thickness. Vol I :a number of edge and gutter tears: 4 have old repairs with a tape which has darkened; the remainder have been repaired using acid-free archive tape. There is occasional loss to corners or edges - and one loss including a section of text in the gutter of pp293-4. One ink annotation. Vol II: very few tears; some loss in gutter pp cix-cxi; small burn hole appearing at p227 and affecting pages to 232; mispagination 117 for p 217; couple small ink notes. Please enquire if you would like to see additional images to better assess condition.

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        Collegium curiosum . Oder ein sehr nützliches Werck, darinnen curieus und doch vollkömmlich abgehandelt wird, was zur Physiognomie, Chiromantie, Metoposcopie und Anthropologie gehöret.

      Frankfurt und Leipzig, Ph. W. Stock, 1729. - Mit 4 gefalt. Kupfertafeln, 4 gefalt. Holzschnitt-Tafeln und 3 Textholzschnitten. 3 Bll., 128 S. Buntpapierumschlag. Graesse, BMP 101. - Erstmals 1704 erschienen. - "Er ist ein wüthender Feind eines gewissen Kreises abergläubischer Anschauungen, wie sie das gewöhnliche, tägliche Leben zu beherrschen pflegen. Gegen diese zieht er spottend und scheltend zu Felde und seiner redseligen Feindschaft verdanken wir ein wahrhaft unerschöpfliches Register derselben. Aber dabei steckt er selber tief im Aberglauben, sobald derselbe nur eine Art religiöses, wissenschaftliches oder gelehrtes Gewand trägt. So sind die Astrologie und die Chiromantie, die Metoposcopie, der Glaube an Hexen und Zauberei für ihn unumstößlich sicher, sie sind theils Mittel, deren sich das göttliche Wesen zu seiner Offenbarung bedient, theils Mittel des Teufels, verwerflich aber in Wirklichkeit vorhanden" (ADB XXVII, 520).

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Uwe Turszynski]
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        The Dunciad Variorvm [Variorum]. With the Prolegomena of Scriblerus.

      Printed by A Dod, London 1729 - , [4], Illustrated title page, 16 pages advertisement and letter to the publisher; Martinus Scriblerus his Prolegomena to the Dunciad, title page and 30 pages; The Dunciad in three books with Notes Variorum, title page then 124 pages, [4]. First Edition , rebacked with new calf spine, retaining original boards, scuffing and wear to edges and covers, binding is sound, pencil notes from previous owner on front paste down, slight foxing and browning to pages, pages generally very clean, good condition. . , full calf, five raised bands on spine, tan label with gilt title on spine, blind stamp patterned border on front and rear boards , quarto, 26 cm x 20 cm Hardback ISBN: [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Traité de mécanique, où l'on explique tout ce qui est nécessaire dans la pratique des arts, & les propriétés des corps pesans lesquelles ont un plus grand usage dans la physique.

      Paris: J.B. Coignard jr. for Compagnie des Libraires, 1729. 2nd Edition. Hardcover. 4to - over 9¾ - 12" tall. Contemporary sheep (rubbed, spine wormed, chipped at head & tail), gilt spine, [10]-333-[1] pp. (usual browning and spotting, wormtrack in 1st quires touching some letters). Good large paper copy.Very rare reprint (1st ed. Paris 1695) of a treatise on mechanics by La Hire (1640-1718). Woodcut illustrations and diagrams in text. Not in BL London, BN Paris - "Although passed over by the majority if the historians of mechanics, this work marks a significant step toward the elaboration of a modern manual of practical mechanics, suitable for engineers of various disciplines. On the theoretical plane, La Hire's treatise was already out of date at the time of its appearance because it ignored Newton's laws of dynamics... on the other hand... he furnished useful descriptions and put forth the suggestion following Desargues, of adopting an epicycloidal for gear wheels" (DSB). Very Good.

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        Histoire naturelle, civile, et ecclésiastique de l'Empire du Japon (2 Bände in 1).

      La Haye, Gosse & Neaulme, 1729. - Traduite en François sur la version angloise de J.-G. Scheuchzer. Mit gestochenem Titel, 2 gestochenen Titelvignetten, 1 Kopfvignette, 45 meist gefalteten Kupfertafeln, 4 Blatt, LII, 217 Seiten; 2 Blatt, 313 (recte 323) Seiten, 96 Seiten, Lederband der Zeit mit reicher Rückenvergoldung, 35 x 24 cm, Einband etwas berieben und bestossen, innen etwas gebräunt, Kupfertitel etwas fleckig, Vorsatz mit ergänztem Eckabriss, Vorsatz mit Wappenexlibris des Priesterseminars Bruchsal der Diözese Speyer. Erste französische Ausgabe der berühmten Japanbeschreibung des deutschen Reisenden Engelbert Kämpfer (1651 bis 1716) in den Jahren 1690 bis 1692. Seine Manuskripte wurden erstmalig 1727 in London herausgegeben, 1729 dann in Paris und erst 1777/79 in deutscher Sprache. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Atlas Céleste de Flamstéed, approuvé par l'Académie Royale des Sciences, et publié sous le privilege de cette compagnie.Paris, F.G. Deschamps, "l'Auteur" [= Fortin] (colophon: printed by the widow Hérissant), 1776. 4to. With 30 double-page engraved star charts, 9 pages of letterpress tables of stellar data. Contemporary half calf, gold-tooled spine.

      Brown, Astron. Atlases, pp. 47-48; De La Lande, pp. 553-554; DSB V, pp. 22-26; Warner, The Sky Explored, pp. 80-82 note. The first revised edition (and first French edition) of Flamsteed's great, innovative and highly influential stellar atlas ("superior to all earlier atlases" - Warner), first published posthumously in 1729 (in folio) and here reduced, revised and corrected with the addition of a large number of new stars. This edition also expands the original 2 celestial hemispheres and 25 detailed star charts centred on particular constellations by adding the omitted hind parts of the constellation Hydra, a much more detailed chart of the central part of the southern hemisphere (never visible from Europe) by Nicolas Louis de Lacaille and a chart showing triangulations in the northern hemisphere. In fine condition, with only a small spot on the title-page and a couple marginal spots in the plates. Binding rubbed. A carefully revised and corrected edition of the most important celestial atlas of the 18th century.

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        De la méthode d'observer exactement sur mer la hauteur des astres. Pièce qui a remporté le prix proposé par l'Académie Royale des Sciences pour l'année 1729.

      Paris, Jombert, 1729. ____ Première édition séparée. Deux parties : Examen des instruments. - Des corrections qu'il faut faire à la hauteur apparente des astres, pour avoir la hauteur véritable. Pierre Bouguer (1698-1758), jeune prodige, succéda à l'âge de 15 ans à son père comme professeur royal d'hydrographie. Il acquit une grande autorité en France sur tous les problèmes de théorie nautique. A l'âge de 29 ans il avait remporté trois fois le prix proposé par l'Académie Royale des Sciences. Celui-ci est le second. Exemplaire grand de marges. Polak 1048. *****. In-4. [266 x 206 mm] Collation : (4), 72 pp. et 2 planches dépliantes. Cartonnage papier éponge bleu, étiquette de titre sur le plat. (Reliure moderne.).

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        Treves. Capitale de l'Archévêché du même nom".

      - Kupferstich bei Peter van der Aa, 1729, koloriert. Ca. 33,4 x 41,3 cm. Rosar, Gedruckte Trierer Gesamtansichten von den Anfängen bis ca. 1800, Nr. 4.6.6. Dekorative Ansicht der Stadt Trier nach Visscher. Die Darstellung wird umgeben von einem prachtvollen Rahmen, der einen barocken Bilderrahmen imitiert. Darin befindet sich ein Schild mit der Angabe "A Leide Chez Pierre vander Aa, Avec Privilege". Ansicht und Rahmen sind von zwei Platten gedruckt. Die Darstellung zeigt die Stadt Trier von St. Maximin bis St. Matthias, links erkennt man die Martinsmühle. Die Stadt wird umgeben von Hügeln, auf der Mosel sind Schiffe dargestellt. Im Vordergrund auf der anderen Moselseite sind Winzer bei der Weinlese zu sehen. Aus "Le Galerie agréable du monde", gedruckt in Leiden, ein 60 Bände umfassendes Werk, das nur in 100 Exemplaren gedruckt wurde. Sehr selten!

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        WONDERFUL PRODIGIES OF JUDGMENT AND MERCY.

      London, printed for A. Bettesworth; and J. Batley, 1729. discovered in near three hundred memorable histories: containing I. Dreadful Judgments upon Atheists, perjur'd Persons, Blasphemers, Swearers, Cursers and Scoffers. II. The miserable Ends of divers Magicians, Witches, Conjurers, &c. with several strange Apparitions. III. Remarkable Presages of approaching Death, and of Appeals to Divine Justice. IV. The wicked Lives, and woeful Deaths of wretched Popes, Apostates, and desperate Persecutors. V. Fearful Judgments upon cruel Tyrants, Murderers, &c. with the whole discovery of Murders. VI. Admirable Deliverances from Imminent Dangers, and Deplorable Distresses at Sea and Land. VII. Divine Goodness to Penitents: With the dying Thoughts of several Famous Men concerning a Future State after this Life. Collected from Antient and Modern Authors. And Illustrated with Pictures. By Robert Burton. EIGHTH EDITION, 1729. 12mo, approximately 155 x 85 mm, 6 x 3¼ inches, frontispiece and 15 woodcuts in the text, 189 pages plus 3 pages of adverts, lacks final advert leaf, full calf, rebacked, red and green gilt lettered labels to spine, gilt rules to spine, marbled endpapers, armorial book plate to first pastedown. Binding slightly rubbed, covers darkened at edges, 1 corner worn with slight loss of leather, pale age-browning and foxing throughout, adverts have small tear with loss to outer margins, not affecting text. A good copy. MORE IMAGES ATTACHED TO THIS LISTING, ALL ZOOMABLE. FURTHER IMAGES ON REQUEST. POSTAGE AT COST.

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        Il pellegrino guidato alla visita delle Immagini più insigni della B. V. Maria in Roma ovvero Discorsi familiari sopra le medesime detti i Sabati nella Chiesa del Gesù...

      per il Barnabò, 1729. 12mo (cm. 14,5), 4 Voll., antiporta incisa, 12 cc.nn., 502 pp., 1 c.nn. (bianca); antiporta incisa, 6 cc.nn., 490 pp., 1 c.nn. (bianca); antiporta incisa, 6 cc.nn., 478 pp., 1 c. nn. (bianca, assente); antiporta incisa, 6 cc.nn., 468 pp. Legature inizi ‘800 in mz. pergamena con titoli ms. al ds. Tagli azzurri. Ottimo esemplare. Opera interessante e rara. Prima e unica edizione. Rossetti, 1636. Fossati-Bellani, 1186 (incompleto). Non in NUC, non in Schudt.

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        A Compleat History of the Holy Bible, Vol. I

      J. & J. Knapton et al., 1729. Hardcover. Good. 1729. 349 pages. No dust jacket. Volume 1 only. Brown leather hardback. Fep missing. Inscriptions to reverse of frontispiece, front pd and rear endpaper. Mild tanning and use marking to pages. Text remains clear throughout. Illustrated. Moderate rubbing to boards and spine. Some slight damp staining. Minor tear to top end of spine. Binding remains firm.

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        Les amours d'Ismene, et d'Ismenias

      First edition illustrated. A title vignette, a frontispiece and three pretty faces before the letter. The title vignette is signed by Bernard Picard. Title page in red and red morocco noir.Demi wedge signed late nineteenth-Dubois D'Enghien. Back tooled raised. Gilt title, date tail. Double mesh divider on the boards. Gilt edges. Very nice copy, well established, and perfectly fraîcheur.L'oeuvre is an imitation of the Greek novel The Romance of Rhodanthe and spineiclés Eustathius Macrembolite; it is the story of thwarted love in ancient Greece. --- Please note that the translation in english is done automatically, we apologize if the formulas are inaccurate. Contact us for any information! Chez François l'Honoré à Amsterdam 1729 In 12 (10x17.5cm) (6) 158pp. relié

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        Mahmoud le Gasvenide. Histoire orientale. Fragment traduit de l'arabe

      First edition, rare. Copy weapons hit tail-Antoine René de Voyer d'Argenson, Marquis de Paulmy, who was one of the greatest bibliophiles of the eighteenth century and whose library was the origin of the Bibliothèque de l'Arsenal. Full speckled brown sheepskin contemporary. Back tooled raised florets 4. Part of title in red morocco. Caps threadbare. Upper joint open tail 1cm. 3 corners bumped and bare. Although the book is presented solely as a satirical story today with key and an allegory of the Regency, all the figures are in oriental names; Mahmoud is a true oriental tale and contains many notes on the history of the caliphs and the manners and customs of the Arabs; Mahmoud also contains no recipes in vogue in Europe writing a story, but his writing borrows its methods in historical narrative, we see the evolution of a conqueror. Work of the economist Jean-François Melon, author of trade policy test. Label: Geoffrey J. Aspin. Rara books. Little Sutton, cheshire. England. --- Please note that the translation in english is done automatically, we apologize if the formulas are inaccurate. Contact us for any information! ChezJean Hofhoudt à Amsterdam 1729 in-8 (12x17,5cm) (2) VI 164pp. (4) relié

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        Tanki yoryaku hikoben [trans.: Illustrated Instructions for the Correct Wearing of Armor]

      Numerous woodcuts in the text. 23; 22; 21; 20; 25 folding leaves. Five vols. 8vo, orig. wrappers (rubbed, a few leaves with dampstaining), orig. block-printed title labels on upper covers, new stitching. Edo & Kyoto: Taheibei Noda, 1729. First edition and very rare; WorldCat locates only the 1837 edition. Murai (active 1729-54), was a mathematician and military tactician who wrote a well-known book on surveying - Ryochi shinan (1733) - which adopted European methods (see Smith, History of Mathematics, II, pp. 358, 359, & 614). This finely illustrated work was one of the earliest books on armor to be published in Japan. It describes all the elements of a samurai's armor and gives instructions on how to dress for battle. In the preface, the author laments that most samurai lack the knowledge of how to be properly equipped and protected when entering a battle. The author starts with undergarments, robes, trousers, foot gear, shin guards, armor for the body below the waist, hand guards, arm and shoulder armor, armor for the torso and upper body, how to tie the belt to secure the armor in place, shoulder guards, how to position the sword and its scabbard on the waist, head towels, helmets and masks (the masks are very scary), positioning the banners on poles of the soldiers and secured on their backs, spears, various other weapons like slings, clan vests to be worn over the armor, types of banners, ornaments for helmets, flotation devices, chairs for observing the battles, quivers, types of swords and daggers, armor to protect the throat, how to secure the helmet (many variations), how to dress quickly for sudden battles, etc. The final volume describes all the parts of the helmet and the front and back armor, how to take care of armor in inclement weather, etc. There is some limited worming, here and there, touching some text and images, but this is a nice set of an extremely rare work.

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        Gesamtansicht, umgeben v. gestochener Bordüre, "Heidelberg. Capitale du Palatinat du Rhin".

      - Kupferstich ( v. 2 Platten ) v. Peter v. d. Aa n. ( P. Schut ?) aus Galerie agréable, 1729, 34 x 41 Krogt, Koemans Atlantes Neerlandici, Bd. 4 A2, Nr. 40:02 und Abb.; Fauser, Nr. 5581. Sehr selten, da nur in 100 Exemplaren gedruckt.

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        Oeuvres diverses

      Chez Huart. Edition en partie originale. Les trois tomes contiennent, par rapport à l'édition en 3 volumes in-4 de 1726, 19 pièces en édition originale, dont 5 fragments du Songe de Vaux et 4 lettres à Madame de La Fontaine (relation d'un voyage de Paris en Limousin). Un portrait au frontispice gravé par Scotin.Cette édition a été répartie entre le libraire Didot, Nyon et Huart, c'est pourquoi on trouve également des pages de titre à l'adresse de Didot ou à celle de Nyon. L'édition de La Haye de 1729 en 4 volumes n'a pas de rapport avec cette édition.bindings en pleine basane brune moucheté. spine à nrefs orné. Pièces de titre et de tomaison en maroquin havane. spine-ends de tête arrachées. Un manque en queue du tome II. 4 coins émoussés. Mors supérieur du tome III fendu en tête et queue. Réunion de toutes les pièces de La Fontaine autre que ses contes et fables (pièces de théâtre, opéras, vers, lettres). Il fut remis à l'éditeur l'ensemble des manuscrits de La Fontaine par la veuve de son fils. Les textes furent publiés ainsi, sans appareil critique et dans le plus grand désordre. Cette édition fut longtemps attribuée - par Voltaire, puis Walkenaer - à l'abbé d'Olivet, mais Barbier estime l'hypothèse impossible en raison de la méticulosité de d'Olivet et de la négligence portée à cette édition. Chez Huart AParis 1729 in-8 (10,5x17cm) (4) xxvij (9) 359pp (1) et (4) 393pp. (3) et (4) 420pp. 3 volumes reliés

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        THEATER DES OORLOGS IN LOMBARDYE - THEATRE DE LA GUERRE EN LOMBARDIE

      1729. Carta della Lombardia, tav. n. 12 contenuta in "Histoire militare du Prince Eugène de Savoye, du Prince et duc de Malbourough et du Prince Nassau-Frise. I.er. Par M. Dumont. La Haye, van der Kloot 1729".Bibliografia: Motta, p. 11; Verga, n. 165

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        A Collection of Voyages. In Four Volumes. Containing: I. Captain William Dampier's Voyages round the World... New Holland &c. II. The Voyages of Lionel Wafer... III. A Voyage round the World: containing an Account of Capt. Dampier's Expedition into the South Seas in the ship St. George... By W. Funnell... IV. Capt. Cowley's Voyage round the Globe. V. Capt. Sharp's Journey over the isthmus of Darien, and expedition into the South-Seas. VI. Capt. Wood's Voyage through the streights of Magellan. VII. Mr. Roberts' Adventures and Sufferings amongst the Corsairs of the Levant...

      London: Printed for James and John Knapton, 1729. Four volumes, octavo, with 63 plates, maps and coastal profiles (many folding); an attractive set in contemporary calf. The 1729 collected edition of Dampier, "considered by many to be the best edition" (Hill). Dampier's books were all but devoured by an enthusiastic reading public, meaning that the great majority of copies still in existence are very worn indeed, making this complete set in contemporary binding a rare survival. Dampier is best known as the first Englishman to land on the Australian continent, and along with his interesting observations on Shark Bay and the northwest coast of Australia his books are particularly good on the flora and fauna of the region (many of his bird, fish and flower discoveries are illustrated with charming woodcut illustrations). As James A. Williamson wrote in his introduction to the Argonaut Press's 1939 edition of the Voyage to New Holland, "Dampier's permanent service to his countrymen was to arouse their interest in the exploration of the Pacific. He did it so effectively that in the eighteenth century they took the lead in revealing the tropical islands and the coasts of Australia and New Zealand... ". The Australian emphasis should be seen in the wider context of Dampier's complete works as a major body of Pacific description, and of considerable importance for any study of the discovery and colonisation of the entire region. At the end of the seventeenth-century Dampier was petitioning the English and Scottish governments to colonise Panama as a stepping-stone to further exploration of the Pacific, leading to the ill-fated Darien colony: if Darien had succeeded, it is not an idle speculation to suggest that the British incursion into the Pacific might have taken place some 70 years earlier than Cook's famous voyages. And, of course, Dampier himself was bitterly disappointed by the fact that his ship HMS Roebuck became unseaworthy just at the point when he had hoped to sail for the east coast of New Holland.Dampier's first book was published in 1697, an account of his early voyaging in the Pacific and Indian Oceans, while his account of the famous voyage of HMS Roebuck appeared in two parts in 1703 and 1709. All of his works were issued by the enterprising published Knapton, who also issued the narratives of other buccaneers, many of whom were colleagues of Dampier. As a result, in 1729, with interest in Dampier unabated, Knapton decided to issue this collected edition, with three volumes devoted to Dampier himself, and a fourth containing Funnell's critical account of the Dampier voyage as well as the narratives of Cowley, Sharp, Wood and Roberts. Knapton used the latest editions of each of the four volumes with a new general title-page to produce the collected edition as it appears here; thus the first volume is in its "seventh edition, corrected" form, while the others are represented by third or fourth edition texts. Some moderate browning (as usual), two of the maps a bit creased; a very good set in contemporary calf, spines and joints restored with original backstrips retained, labels renewed, bindings showing wear at extremities but overall quite good.

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        Les Voyages de Glantzby dans les mers Orientales de la Tartarie: avec les Avantures surprenantes des Rois Loriman & Osmundar, Princes Orientaux...

      Paris: Chez la Veuve Delaulne, 1729. Octavo, with a folding map; contemporary French sprinkled calf, spine banded and gilt, crimson morocco label. Early edition of an imaginary voyage to the Orient, purporting to be a translation from the Danish.Long recognised as one of the earliest imitations of Swift, most critics have also recognised this as one of the better attempts in the genre. Sailing from Copenhagen via the Cape of Good Hope the protagonist journeys past the newly discovered land of Japan, and into the imaginary lands of Norre and Arrimond, both situated on a land mass in the Bering Sea between latitudes 40° and 50°. Glanztby's adventures are numerous: he is party to a bloody revolution and its peaceful resolution, after which he assumes an ambassadorial role and journeys to the Court of China. A good copy lightly worn.

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        De la méthode d'observer exactement sur mer la hauteur des astres. Pièce qui a remporté le prix proposé par l'Académie Royale des Sciences pour l'année 1729.

      Paris, Jombert, 1729. ____ Première édition séparée. Deux parties : Examen des instruments. - Des corrections qu'il faut faire à la hauteur apparente des astres, pour avoir la hauteur véritable. Pierre Bouguer (1698-1758), jeune prodige, succéda à l'âge de 15 ans à son père comme professeur royal d'hydrographie. Il acquit une grande autorité en France sur tous les problèmes de théorie nautique. A l'âge de 29 ans il avait remporté trois fois le prix proposé par l'Académie Royale des Sciences. Celui-ci est le second. Exemplaire grand de marges. Polak 1048. *****. In-4. [266 x 206 mm] Collation : (4), 72 pp. et 2 planches dépliantes. Cartonnage papier éponge bleu, étiquette de titre sur le plat. (Reliure moderne.).

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        Mahmoud le Gasnevide, histoire orientale. Fragment traduit de l'Arabe, avec des Notes.

      Rotterdam: Jean Hofhoudt, 1729. Octavo, woodcut vignettes; in contemporary sprinkled calf. First edition of this Oriental romance and utopian allegory by the economist Melon (d. 1738), an influential French intellectual, who, amongst other things, helped found a literary society under the protection of the Duc de la Force. His best known work was theHe became an important member of the Court, regularly consulted for advice on commerce and finance.Mahmoud, one of his earliest works, is an historical allegory which displays many of the classic traits of the utopian genre, in particular the spurious claim to have been translated from an Arabic original, and a Preface which gives a realistic frame to the work by introducing a sketchy history of the Caliphate. The work was quickly recognized as 'une satire de la régence' (NBG).This is an attractive copy, with the armorial bookplate of John West, first Earl de la Warr, eighteenth century English politician and soldier. An attractive copy, professionally rebacked.

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        Satyre Menippée, de la vertu du catholicon d'Espagne, et de la tenue des Etats de Paris, à laquelle est ajouté un Discours sur l'interprétation du mot de Higuerio del Infierno, & qui en est l'Auteur.

      Reprint edition by Prosper Marchand in 1729. It is illustrated with 10 figures (many portraits) including 2 extendible (the procession of the League and the states of the League). Title pages in red and black.Binders full fair calf iced contemporary. Back to ornate nerves. parts of title in red morocco, and volume number morocco tan. Head Headgear restored Volume II. head slot of the upper joint of Volume I. Paper more or less yellowed overall. Good copy, decorative. Chez les héritiers de Mathias Kerner[ Prosper Marchand] Ratisbone( Paris) 1740 pet. in-8 (10x17cm) (10) xxxvj, 464pp. (27) et (8) 522pp. (38) et (4) 585pp. (34) 3 volumes reliés

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        Traité de mécanique, où l'on explique tout ce qui est nécessaire dans la pratique des arts, & les propriétés des corps pesans lesquelles ont un plus grand usage dans la physique.

      Paris: J.B. Coignard jr. for Compagnie des Libraires, 1729. 2nd Edition. Hardcover. 4to - over 9¾ - 12" tall. Contemporary sheep (rubbed, spine wormed, chipped at head & tail), gilt spine, [10]-333-[1] pp. (usual browning and spotting, wormtrack in 1st quires touching some letters). Good large paper copy.Very rare reprint (1st ed. Paris 1695) of a treatise on mechanics by La Hire (1640-1718). Woodcut illustrations and diagrams in text. Not in BL London, BN Paris - "Although passed over by the majority if the historians of mechanics, this work marks a significant step toward the elaboration of a modern manual of practical mechanics, suitable for engineers of various disciplines. On the theoretical plane, La Hire's treatise was already out of date at the time of its appearance because it ignored Newton's laws of dynamics... on the other hand... he furnished useful descriptions and put forth the suggestion following Desargues, of adopting an epicycloidal for gear wheels" (DSB). Very Good.

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        The Mathematical Principles of Natural Philosophy... Translated... by Andrew Motte. To which are added, the lawes of the moon's motion, according to gravity. By John Machin... In two volumes.

      London: Benjamin Motte, 1729. First edition in English of the Principia. The first edition was published in Latin in 1687 and "is generally described as the greatest work in the history of science. Copernicus, Galileo and Kepler had certainly shown the way; but where they described the phenomena they observed, Newton explained the underlying universal laws. The Principia provided the greatest synthesis of the cosmos, proving finally its physical unity. Newton showed that the important and dramatic aspects of nature that were subject to the universal law of gravitation could be explained, in mathematical terms, with a single physical theory. With him the separation of the natural and supernatural, of sublunar and superlunar worlds disappeared. The same laws of gravitation and motion rule everywhere; for the first time a single mathematical law could explain the motion of objects on earth as well as the phenomena of the heavens. The whole cosmos is composed of inter-connecting parts influencing each other according to these laws. It was this grand conception that produced a general revolution in human thought, equaled perhaps only by that following Darwin's Origin of Species... [Newton] is generally regarded as one of the greatest mathematicians of all time and the founder of mathematical physics" (PMM 161). Although this book appears in the rooms with some regularity, only six other copies in contemporary bindings which, like the present copy, were not rebacked, have appeared at auction in the last 35 years, the last being Doyle, November 25, 2013, lot 463, $68,750. The first book, De Motu Corporum (On the motion of bodies), applies the laws of motion to the behaviour of bodies in various orbits. The second book continues with the motion of bodies in fluids and with the behaviour of fluids themselves. In the third book De Mundi Systemate (On the system of the world) Newton applies the Law of Universal Gravitation to the motion of planets, the Moon and comets. Newton derives Kepler's laws of planetary motion from this system and shows how a range of phenomena are governed by the same set of natural laws, including the behaviour of Earth's tides and the precession of the equinoxes, although Newton failed to account fully for the irregularities in the Moon's motion caused by the gravitational influence of the Sun. This first English translation, published two years after Newton's death, was prepared by Andrew Motte (1696-1734). The son of the well-known printer Benjamin Motte, who printed Andrew Motte's Treatise on the mechanical powers (1727), as well as the present work, Motte was very briefly a lecturer on geometry at Gresham College. The translation is based on the 1726 third edition of the Latin text, edited by Henry Pemberton, and is dedicated to Sir Hans Sloane as President of the Royal Society. John Machin's attempt to rectify Newton's lunar theory is appended to the main work. Babson 20; Norman 1587; Wallis 23; I. B. Cohen, "Pemberton's translation of Newton's Principia, with notes on Mote's translation", Isis 54 (1963), 319-51. See PMM 161. Two volumes, 8vo (195 x 118 mm) pp. [38], 320, [2], 393, [13], viii, 71, [1], with 2 engraved frontispieces by A. Motte, 2 folding letterpress tables, 47 folding engraved plates, and 3 engraved head-pieces by Motte. The frontispiece to volume I shows the apotheosis of Newton, and quotes four lines from Halley's liminary verses to the original edition of Principia, that to volume II shows a pendulum and has two references to the text, one in the scholium generale. Contemporary calf, some very well done surface restoration to boards and spines (not rebacked), internally crisp and clean.

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        Essai d'optique sur la gradation de la lumière.

      Paris, Jombert, 1729. ____ Première édition. Inventeur du photométre, Pierre Bouguer (1698-1758) est aussi le créateur d'une partie importante de l'optique de l'atmosphère. "Bouguer is regarded as the founder of photometry, the branch of optics concerned with measuring the intensity of light. His two most important contributions to the subject are contained in his "Essai". Illustré par 3 planches dépliantes hors-texte. Bel exemplaire. Norman 283. Dict. of Scientific Biography 2, 344. Lalande 471. ***** First edition. Illustrated by 3 engraved folding plates. "Bouguer is regarded as the founder of photometry, the branch of optics concerned with measuring the intensity of light. His two most important contributions to the subject are contained in his "Essai". Fine copy. In-12. [168 x 94 mm] Collation : (22), 164, (4) pp., 3 planches dépliantes hors-texte. Veau marbré, dos orné, tranches rouges. (Reliure de l'époque.).

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        Arte de brilhantes vernizes, & das tinturas, fazelas, & o como obrar com ellas. E dos ingredientes de que o dito se deve compor, huma larga explicação, da origem, & naturezas; proprio para os mestres torneiros, pintores & escultores. Como tão-bem huma offerta; de 18, ou 20, receitas curiozas, & necessarias para os ourives de ouro, prata & os relogoeiros & mais artistas.

      Antwerp, Viuva de Henrico Verdussen, 1729.. First Edition. 8°, contemporary vellum (minor wear and soiling), stylized arms or vignette drawn in ink on front cover (Carmelites of Santarem?). Woodcut vignette on title, woodcut initials and tailpieces. Overall in fine condition. Four-line ink inscription on front free endleaf recto in a neat contemporary hand [the author?]: "Na Cidade do Porto, na // Ponta Nova em Casa de // Dionisio Verne se venden // destes Livrinhos." Early inscription on the title page: "Botica do cormo [i.e. Carmo?] de Santarem." Other annotations in text are contemporary or fairly early, also in ink (see below). Lithograph bookplate of "Livraria Castro" depicting a castle with small Portuguese royal arms; around the borders on four sides is printed "se queres ve // ncer des // perta e luta // Olisipo". (4 ll.), 65, (5), 39, (1 blank), 40-63 pp. *** FIRST EDITION, later issue of this important and very rare manual on lacquer work, gilding, and varnish preparation. It was intended for cabinetmakers, woodworkers, painters, sculptors, metalworkers, illuminators, and other artisans who apply decorative coatings to wood, metal, marble, and paper surfaces. Stooter's manual is of great interest, not only for recording trade secrets that were rarely committed to paper, but for what it may reveal about craft techniques that entered Europe via Portuguese contacts with Japan, China, and India. Intrigued by the beautiful lacquer ware he saw being made in Lisbon and elsewhere in Portugal, Stooter set out to discover the craftsmen's methods and here presents his findings in considerable detail. The manual begins with a section on the kinds of wood—particularly those available in Brazil, Angola, and Portugal—suitable as a base for lacquer work. Following are sections on preparing various surfaces for varnish coatings, mixing varnishes, and polishing lacquer surfaces. On pp. 37-65, Stooter provides detailed recipes for nearly two dozen kinds of clear and colored varnishes. In a second section (pp. 1-39 of the second group), further recipes are offered along with detailed instructions for gilding silver, copper, and iron through hot and cold chemical methods (most involving the use of mercury). Appended to this copy are two undated supplements. In the first (pp. 40-55 of the second group), Stooter relates how, after having bound and distributed 50 copies of the book, he chanced upon a German-language work by "J. K." (published Nuremberg, 1707 in 4°) that offered further recipes and instructions for silvering mirrors. Distribution of the work was halted until this addendum, with index and errata for the original work, could be prepared and printed. Pages 56-63 consist of an additional addendum of various secrets in working with gesso that Stooter learned while on a return visit to Porto in 1731 and 1732. Innocêncio mentions later editions of Lisbon, 1786 and 1825, without precise information. All the editions appear to be very rare. Stooter, a native of Antwerp, was a diamond cutter and merchant in Lisbon for more than 26 years. He also wrote (in Portuguese) a very rare manual for gunsmiths, Spingardeiro …, published in Antwerp in 1719 and embellished with 82 engraved plates (see Monteverde 5257). The owner of this copy obviously read and used it. He has made several manuscript corrections to recipes (pp. 2, 14, 15, 27), and corrected the table of contents and several cross references. *** Innocêncio IV, 44-5 (without any information on the author, giving the title as Arte de fazer vernizes, and without date or collation); X, 363: calling for xvi pp. of preliminaries. Cf. Avila–Perez 7506, citing a Lisbon, 1825 edition and Monteverde 5255 and 5256, for two copies of the Lisbon, 1786 edition. Not in Azevedo-Samodães or Ameal. Porbase locates only a single copy, at the Biblioteca Nacional de Portugal. Copac repeats the British Library. Not in Melvyl, Iris, Orbis. We know of a copy at Harvard University's Houghton Library. Not located in NUC.

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        De Kusten van Arabie, het Roode Meer, en Persize Zee van Bassora voorby 'T Nau van Ormus Tot aan den Indus, Guzaratte en Kaap Comorin.

      1729 - Leiden, 1729. 225 x 285mm, including separately-printed border. The coasts of Arabia and India, first published in 1707, but this example published in the monumental 27-volume 'Galérie Agréable du monde', with a new sub-title and the elaborate frame-like border. Originally this map was published to illustrate the voyages of Dom Duarte de Menezes (pre-1488 to after 1539). He was the Portuguese governor of Tangier from 1508-21 & 1536-39 and governor of Portuguese India from 1522 to 1524. Although he was successful as a military commander, as a governor he was considered disastrous: after his first tenure at Tangier his successor. Vasco da Gama, accused him of corruption and had him sent back to Portugal in chains, where he spent nearly seven years in prison before his powerful friends could arrange his rehabilitation. TIBBETTS: 190.

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        Beschryvinge van 's Gravenhage, behelsende desselfs eerste opkomste, stichtinge en vermakelyke situatie, het Graven-hof aldaar gebouwt . Mitsgaders de oude coustumen . Waar achter bygevoegt is de Zeestraat op Scheveninge door de Heer van Zuylichem [= Constantijn Huygens].Amsterdam, Jan ten Hoorn, 1711. 3 part in 1 volume. 4to. With 2 engraved frontispieces (by Jan Luyken and Jan van Lamsvelt] and 9 engraved plates (4 folding). Contemporary vellum.

      - Bodel Nijenhuis 1070; Klaversma & Hannema 390 & 736; Nijhoff-Van Hattum 70. First edition of Cretser's account of The Hague, with Huygens's Zee-straet (mentioned on the title-page of the first part, but with its own title-page, pagination and signatures, so that it could also be sold separately). A second edition was published in 1729. Some browning, otherwise in very good condition.

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        The Musical Miscellany; Being a Collection of Choice Songs,set to the Violin and Flute By the Most Eminent Masters Complete in 6 Vols

      London: John Watts,at the Printing-Office in Wild-Court Near Lincoln's-Inn Fields, 1729 Orig Calf Raised Bands Gilt. Good First Edition 6 Vols. 12mo - over 6¾" - 7¾" tall. frontis,table of songs,decs.,music,175 179 200 204 208 208 pp., internally bright. lacks all but 2 labels,rubbed and tender,one vol front board detached. First Edition. Hardcover.

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        Tarih-i seyyah der beyan-i zuhur-i Agvaniyan ve sebeb-i inhidam-i bina-i devlet-i Sahan-i Safeviyan [A Traveller's Chronicle Concerning the Emergence of the Afghans and the Cause of the Collapse of the Safavid Dynasty.]

      Istanbul: Dar al-Tiba'ah al-Ma'murah, 1142 AH [1729] - Octavo (215 × 152 mm). Contemporary dark red quarter morocco, marbled sides, catch-title (Tarih-i Agvan) to bottom edge in black ink. Housed in a black quarter morocco solander box by the Chelsea Bindery. Four Ottoman ownership stamps to ff. 1 and 21, later (1189 AH) ownership inscription to f. 1 by "Ahmad", possibly the owner of the seal directly below; additional inscriptions to f. 66 and verso of final blank. Minor loss to head and foot of spine with short split to head of front joint, earlier leaves with very faint damp-staining to bottom edge and slight finger-marking to bottom corners, very occasional light spotting to margins as usual, minute worm hole to gutter ff. [7]-10 and 72-97, old repair to f. 97v. with no loss of text, neat double incision to fore edge f. 66, ink-smudge to f. [5] r. and margin of f. 39 to no loss, f. 95 misbound between ff. 93 and 94. Overall a nice, crisp copy. A scarce title in a pleasing contemporary binding, this copy bearing several distinct Ottoman ownership seals yet with little real sign of wear. First edition in Turkish (printed with Arabic types) of this eyewitness account of the Afghan invasion of Persia in 1722 by Father Judasz Thaddeus Krusinksi (1675-1756), first published in French as Histoire de la dernière révolution de Perse in Paris, 1728. Krusinski, "the best known of the Polish Jesuits active in Iran" in the early 18th century, lived in Isfahan from 1707 to 1728 and again in the 1740s, serving as court translator, ambassador of French kings Louis XIV and XV and intermediary between the Safavids and the Papacy (Encyclopaedia Iranica). The Afghan invasion saw the Safavid ruler Shah Sultan Husayn executed and the capital Isfahan sacked, precipitating the eventual downfall of the once-great empire in 1736 following a brief period of Safavid reconquest. Originally composed in Latin, Tarih-i seyyah was translated into Turkish by the Ottoman diplomat Ibrahim Müteferrika and became only the third text to be printed on his new printing press, the first press established under Muslim auspices. Following a long struggle against conservative religious sentiment, Müteferrika was finally granted permission for his project by Sultan Ahmet III in 1729. The first book printed was Kitab-i Lügat-i Vankulu, an Arabic-Persian-Turkish dictionary based on the Sihah of al-Jawhari, with the second being Katib Çelebi's Tühfet ül-kibar fi esfar il-bihar (Concerning Naval Expeditions), followed by the present title in the same year. The press was discontinued 1742, with the consequence that any such "Turkish incunabula" are uncommon. Burrell 165 for the first edition and 448 for the first in English. Not in Blackmer or Atabey. [Attributes: First Edition]

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        Gesamtansicht aus der Vogelschau ('Antverpia - F. de Wit Excudit Amstelodami').

      - Kupferstich von 2 Platten gedruckt v. Frederick de Wit n. Braun & Hogenberg aus La Galerie Agreable Du Monde. . b. Pieter van der Aa in Leiden, 1729, 46 x 79 van der Krogt, Koeman's Atlantes Neerlandici, Vol. IV-2, 184. - 5. Zustand - jetzt mit der Adresse von F. de Wit. - Zeigt eine großformatige Gesamtansicht aus der Vogelschau. - Oben mittig Vedutentitel; oben rechts u. links Wappen; unten links Erklärungen in 3 Spalten; über der mittleren Spalte Meilenzeiger; darunter Verlegeradresse von F. de Wit; unten rechts Rollwerkskartusche mit 'Pöeta Julius Scaliger in laudem Antverpiae. .'. - Sehr seltene Vogelschauansicht aus der 'La Galerie Agreable Du Monde .' von Pieter van der Aa, die in nur 100 Exemplaren verlegt wurde.

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Norbert Haas]
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