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        Memoires de la cour de France, pour les ann

      Chez Jean-Frederic Bernard 1731 - - Chez Jean-Frederic Bernard,

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        Memoires de la cour de France, pour les années 1688 & 1689 A LA RESTAURATION

      First edition, illustrated with a frontispiece by Bernard Picart, engraved by Bush. Title page in red and black. Full red morocco late nineteenth. Spine decorated with 5 small florets. Gilt. Inner wheel. Golden head. Beautiful conditions. As announced preface, Madame de La Fayette's memoirs from his youth, but the manuscripts were lost, and no longer has these excerpts. These historical memories, strong conventional invoice dealing with internal and external affairs of the kingdom of France; the style is lively, incisive, more intimate mixing chronic and great affairs of the kingdom. --- Please note that the translation in english is done automatically, we apologize if the formulas are inaccurate. Contact us for any information! Chez Jean-Frederic Bernard à Amsterdam 1731 In 12 (9,5x16cm) (2) 234pp. relié

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        Elemens de mathematique.

      Paris: Pierre-Michel Brunet, fils, 1731. 1st Edition. Hardcover. 4to - over 9¾ - 12" tall. 4to (252x195 mm), two parts in one volume. [12], 66, 155, [9] pp., including woodcut device on title-page, woodcut initials, head- and tailpieces, 22 folding engraved plates, pages untrimmed. Near contemporary mottled calf, spine gilt in compartments. Some creasing to first pages, large woodcut devices on red-colored by hand, occasional ink stains, text little browned and spotted throughout, a few leaves with scribbling in pencil to text margins and verso of some plates, marginal soiling to text and plates, repaired tear at fore-margin of one plate, light damp-staining to text and plates in places and some paper mould at gutter of text, worm hole to lower gutter affecting a few letters. Still good, wide-margined copy. ----DSB XIII pp. 584-7; Cantor II, 526-7. - FIRST EDITION. "From the papers Varignon left at his death, most of which are now lost, his disciples assembled several posthumous works: Nouvelle mécanique (announced in the Project of 1687) and Eclaircissemens sur l'analyse des infiniment petits, both published in 1725, and Élémens de mathématiques (1731), which was based on his courses at the Collège Mazarin." (DSB XIII, p. 585). Very Good.

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        An Historical Physiological and Theological Treatise on Spirits; apparitions witchcrafts and other magical practices. Containing an account of the Genii…with a refutation of Dr. Bekker’s ‘World Bewitched’ and other authors

      1731 - An Historical Physiological and Theological Treatise on Spirits; apparitions witchcrafts and other magical practices. Containing an account of the Genii…with a refutation of Dr. Bekker’s ‘World Bewitched’ and other authors. John Beaumont; gent. (1650-1731) 1731. (1st edition 1705) Full calf. Handwritten date in back of text 1759. Lacks last page, frontis and title page. Front cover detached. John Beaumont was an English physician who was a believer in Witchcraft and the Supernatural. The book contains graphic stories of his own and other author’s experiences with spirits. Boards do remain in largely good condition and could be used in a rebinding or repair. Text block remains sound with some spine still present. Previous owners name on first page. Contemporary notes and sketches on back inside cover. Some annotations to text, text is clear throughout. An interesting copy. Please feel free to contact us for further information/images. Acceptable: a readable copy. All pages and the cover are intact (dust cover may be missing). Pages can include considerable notes--in pen or highlighter--but notes cannot obscure the text. Most items will be dispatched the same or the next working day. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Le théâtre des passions et de la fortune Ou les avantures surprenantes de Rosamidor & de Theoglaphire. Histoire Australe.

      Paris, Brunet fils, 1731, in 12, de 8ff. 352 pp. 2ff., pl. maroquin havane XIXe, coiffe sup. très lég. usée, large dentelle intérieure dorée, tr. dorées. (Chatelin). Edition originale de cette rare utopie située dans le continent de Geonotie, « vers le pôle du Midi » (le pôle Sud), entouré « d'une multitude innombrable d'Isles de diverse grandeur » ; « on y trouve differens Royaumes & differens peuples, leurs moeurs ont peu de rapport avec nos coutumes, mais leurs coeurs ressemblent aux nôtres... ». Rosamidor et Theoglaphire voyagent d'île en île et leurs aventures sont relatées par un philosophie indien. L'auteur déclare dans sa préface avoir donné un « libre essor à son imagination », au lieu de s'assujettir aux lois qui avaient régi le Télémaque. Il justifie les noms étranges des lieux et des héros par leurs racines grecques et latines, imitant en cela « Thomas Morus dans son Utopie » et « Barclay dans le fameux roman d'Argénis. » L'ouvrage a inspiré Alan Moore, auteur de la bande dessinée « The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen », qui a repris le nom du continent Geonotie dans le 2e volume de la série. ¶ Quérard II/690 : « Il y a des exemplaires de cet ouvrage sous différents titres portant la même date (Aventures de Rosamidor et de Théoglaphire, Théâtre des passions..., Amours infortunées de ..) - Barbier sup. II, 10834 - Gove, pp. 278/279 (mentionne trois éditions différentes, alors qu'il s'agit d'une édition partagée) - Jones p. 45 - Gay amour, femmes III.1203.

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        Traité de l'organe de l'ouie contenant la structure, les usages & les maladies de toutes les parties de l'oreille. Nouvelle édition.

      à Leide, chez Joh. Arn. Langerak, 1731, in 12, de 12ff-196pp. 4ff., illustré de 16 planches gravées dépliantes par Blokh d'après Sébastien Le Clerc, pl. veau marbré époque, dos orné, tr. marbrées, bel exemplaire. Rare seconde édition revue par l'auteur avant sa mort, du premier traité scientifique sur la structure, les fonctions et les maladies de l'oreille. La préface rappelle la rareté de l'édition originale de 1683 : " la rareté extrême du livre qu'on ne pouvait plus trouver à aucun prix... ". Célèbre anatomiste, Du Verney fit ses études médecine à Avignon puis se rendit à Paris où ses leçons devinrent vite à la mode. Devenu membre de l'Académie Royale des sciences, il fut nommé professeur d'anatomie du Dauphin puis obtint la chaire d'anatomie du Jardin du Roi, et consacra toute sa vie à l'anatomie et à des recherches d'histoire naturelle. Il est considéré comme le père de l'otologie, et le premier à suggérer la théorie de l'audition démontrée plus tard par Helmholtz. Son traité de l'ouïe décrit pour la première fois la communication de la caisse du tympan avec les cellules mastoïdiennes et montre que la corde du tambour est un nerf provenant de la 5e paire, qui traverse la caisse, et s'anastomose ensuite avec la portion dure de la 7e paire. Il y donne une description parfaite des canaux demi-circulaires et du limaçon, de même que de la distribution de la portion molle du nerf acoustique dans ces cavités, et de la membrane qui les tapisse. Il expose avec beaucoup de précisions les différences de structure de ces diverses parties chez le f?tus et l'adulte. C'est dans le labyrinthe qu'il place l'organe immédiat de l'ouie. Les planches sont d'une grande précision. Il travaillait avec Winslow, son élève, à cette seconde édition lorsque la mort le frappa en 1730. La traduction anglaise n'a paru qu'en 1737. ¶ Dezeimeris II/p.168 - Garrison-Morton n°1545 (édit. orig.) - Blake p.130 - Hirsch II.249 - Grolier medicine 36.

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        Histoire du Théatre Italien depuis la decadence de la comédie latine; avec un Catalogue des Tragédies et Comédies Italiennes imprimées depuis l'an 1500 jusq'à l'an 1660, et une Dissertation sur la Tragédie Moderne..avec une Lettre de M.Rousseau à Riccoboni et la Réponse de l'auteur. (Leg con:) Dell?Arte Rappresentativa, capitoli sei. Londra, 1728). Paris, A. Cailleau, 1731

      Cailleau, 1731. 2 vol. in-8, pp. XVI, 319, (60 per l'Arte rappresentativa), XLVIII, 320, bella leg. coeva m. pelle, carta marmorizz. sui piatti, tasselli con titolo oro ai dorsi. Titolo figurato inc. ad entrambi i volumi, 17 incisioni f.t. al volume II raffig. i personaggi della commedia all'italiana, una tavola ripieg. f.t. Il foglio di titolo a stampa è presente solo nel secondo tomo, come è di regola per tutti gli esempl. noti, le prime 4 pagine sono di dedica in italiano a Carolina Regina di Gran Bretagna. Seconda edizione, assai rara (la prima in un vol. era apparsa nel 1728) di opera antologica di grande importanza, che offre la traccia di centinaia di tragedie e commedie recitate in un secolo dagli attori italiani a Parigi. In fine al tomo primo è aggiunto un esemplare della rara ediz. originale "Dell'Arte Rappresentativa" (Londra 1728). Composto in terza rima e "diviso in sei capitoli, i quali insegnano a' comici tutte le finezze dell'arte loro in uno stile senza elevatezza ma naturale, ed atto più ad istruire, che a dilettare" (Bartoli, Comici Ital.), il poema, dedicato a Lord Chesterfield, venne fatto stampare dall'autore subito dopo il suo trasferimento a Londra. L'assieme è fondamentale per lo studio della Commedia dell'Arte nel suo secolo di straordinaria attività creativa e rappresentativa. Al vol. II è aggiunta una tavola raffig. l'attore latino Macco. (In molte collezioni è presente il solo tomo I dell'opera). Bell'esemplare.

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        Oeuvres de Clément Marot valet de chambre de François I. roy de France, revues sur plusieurs manuscrits, & sur plus de quarante éditions ; et augmentées tant de diverses poësies véritables, que de celles qu'on lui a faussement attribuées : avec les ouvrages de Jean Marot son Père, ceux de Michel Marot son fils, & les pièces du différent de Clément avec François Sagon

      1731. A la Haye chez P. Gosse & J. Neaulme, 1731. 6 volumes in/12 reliure plein veau du temps tacheté, dos lisse à caissons dorés, pièces de titres rouges et marron, tranches rouges, bandeaux , lettrines historiées et cul de lampe ; tome 1 : 24 ff., 406 p. 1 ff. - tome 2 : 16 ff., 428 p. - tome 3 : 389 p. - tome 4 : 8 ff., 387 p. - tome 5 : 24 ff., 392 p. - tome 6 : 8 ff., 368 p. Exemplaires en excellent état avec des défauts mineurs : légers manques de cuir sur le volume 1 ; auréole sur le bord supérieur des p. 93 à 120 du tome 3 ; saut de page sans manque de texte (188 à 291 en tome 4 ; petit manque de papier en p. 97/98 du tome 5 ; restauration des pages 178 et 179 du tome 6. Clément Marot fait ses débuts de poète avec Le Temple de Cupido (1514), recueil dans le prolongement de la grande rhétorique et de la poésie médiévale. Dès 1519, il entre au service de Marguerite d'Angoulême et écrit pour la maison d'Alençon l'Epistre du camp d'Attigny. Acquis à l'évangélisme du groupe de Meaux, il est dénoncé et emprisonné au Châtelet pour avoir mangé du lard en carême. Il compose alors L'Épîstre à son ami Lyon, et une satire de la justice, L'Enfer. Valet de chambre du roi, chroniqueur, brillant et insolent, aussi à l'aise dans le lyrisme que dans la satire, Il donne en 1532, L'Adolescence Clementine qui connaît un immense succès et fait de son auteur l'un des plus célèbres poètes de son temps. Mais l'affaire des Placards ( 1534) oblige Marot à fuir. Réfugié auprès de Marguerite, puis à Ferrare et enfin à Venise, il accepte d'abjurer "l'erreur luthérienne" pour retrouver la Cour. C'est l'époque de la querelle avec Sagon, celle aussi où Marot entreprend la traduction des Psaumes (Trente Psaumes). Mais François Ier radicalise alors sa politique religieuse et Les Psaumes sont mis à l'index . Marot trouvera refuge à Genève, avant de mourir à Turin. Écarté par La Pléiade, Marot sera ressuscité au siècle suivant par Voiture, et plus tard La Fontaine. relié DeCollection

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        De la méthode d'observer en mer la déclinaison de la boussole. Pièce qui a remporté le prix proposé par l'Académie Royale des Sciences pour l'année 1731.

      Paris, Jombert, 1731. ____ Première édition. 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 troisième. Bel exemplaire relié en veau de l'époque, ce qui est rare. Polak 1049. ***** First edition. In-4. Collation : (4), 67 pp. et 2 planches dépliantes. Veau brun, dos à nerfs orné, tranches rouges. (Reliure de l'époque.).

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        Mémoires du Cardinal de Retz

      - Chez J. Frédéric Bernard, à Amsterdam 1731, in-12 (9,8x15,8cm), 4 volumes reliés. - Edizione definitiva rare; "Più completo rispetto precedente e il meglio che è stato dato al XVIII secolo ... Tchemerzine V, 396. Un frontespizio ritratto incisa da Thomassin. Questa è l'unica edizione delle memorie citate da Bure nella sua bibliografia. Titolo Pages ... rosso e nero lucido biondo Vitello completo Torna poi lavorata cimette di 4 elementi come assente sollevato, le lettere rimangono visibili; numero del volume di riserva di vitello nera, strofinò Cappelli capo dei volumi I e II logori,. dei volumi III e IV sfilacciato, la coda del copricapo del volume I mascelle in parte mancanti del volume I incrinato, suddivisi in testa e la coda per il volume II e volumi III e IV A della tabella specifica angoli staccati urtato .... Paul de Gondi scrisse le sue memorie su richiesta dei suoi amici, durante il suo esilio, all'età di 60 anni (circa 1675-1677) e composto l'autobiografia di un politico in un periodo di guerra civile, Fronde. Non contento di essere un record storico del primo ordine, il lavoro è tra i monumenti letterari del XVIII e slip e altre autobiografie dallo stile avviso specifico, quello di un uomo d'azione e intrighi con notevole intelligenza e ambizione politica sempre sveglio (sempre pronti ad allearsi che lui il giorno prima ha tradito). Le sue memorie sarà una rivincita e la sua ultima ambizione resssort. Infine nel volume IV, lungo mazarinade dedicato al principe de Conti: la guerra di posta burlesque Parigi. Ex libris armi XIX di William Wickhman. - [FRENCH VERSION FOLLOWS] Edition originale définitive, rare ; "plus complète que les précédentes et la meilleure qui ait été donnée au XVIIIe siècle... Tchemerzine V, 396. Un portrait gravé par Thomassin au frontispice. Ce sera la seule édition des Mémoires cité par de Bure dans sa bibliographie. Pages de titre en rouge et noir. Reliure en plein veau blond d'époque glacé. Dos à nerfs orné de 4 fleurons. Pièces de titre absentes, les lettres demeurant apparentes ; pièces de tomaison de veau noir, frottées. Coiffes de tête des tomes I et II élimées, des tomes III et IV effilochées ; coiffe de queue du tome I en partie manquante. Mors du tome I fendus, fendus en tête et queue pour le tome II et pour les tomes III et IV. Un cahier de la table détaché. Coins émoussés. Paul de Gondi rédige ses mémoires à la demande de ses amis, lors de son exil, vers l'âge de soixante ans (vers 1675 - 1677), et compose l'autobiographie d'un homme politique dans une époque de guerre civile, la Fronde. Non content d'être un témoignage historique de tout premier plan, l'oeuvre figure parmi les monuments littéraires du XVIIIe et des mémoires et autres autobiographies, par son style alerte, précis, celui d'un homme d'action et d'intrigues à l'intelligence remarquable et à l'ambition politique toujours en éveil (toujours prêt à s'allier à qui l'a trahi la veille). Ses mémoires constitueront une revanche et son dernier resssort d'ambition. In fine au tome IV, une longue mazarinade dédiée au prince de Conti : Le courrier burlesque de la guerre de Paris. Ex-libris du XIXe aux armes de William Wickhman.

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        Philosophia

      1731. Original manuscript of this anonymous philosophy boards in Latin Motet dictated by the father; this manuscript was peppered with numerous figures including a portrait frontispiece and 11 figures. The boards illustrate the different parts of logic or philosophy, we could not determine what books she had learned. The frontispiece door caption IF In Cars, 1710 Epistle to Cardinal Berulle with its speckled calf portrait.Plein time. Spine ribbed ornate. Gilt framed under two wheels. Exemplaire.Belle good writing, fine and readable, endowed with a relatively airy layout of the board studying the different parts of philosophy (of judicio, logica ...). --- Please note that the translation in english is done automatically, we apologize if the formulas are inaccurate. Contact us for any information!1731 Grd. in-8 (15,5x24cm) 278pp. relié

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        Dictionarium casuum conscientiae, seu praecipuarum difficultatum circa moralem, ac disciplinam ecclesiasticam decisiones, e scripturis, conciliis, pontificum decretalibus, Patribus, necnon Celeberrimis Theologis, & Canonum peritis depromptae..Editio recens, e Gallico in Latinum pari studio & fide concinnata. Tomus primus [-tertius].

      Andreæ Chevalier, bibliopolæ et Marci-Michaelis Bousquet & Sociorum, 1731. Tre volumi in folio grande (mm 412x252), pp. XVI, 546, (2) + (4), 751, (1) + (4), 840. Legatura in piena pergamena coeva, con tassello e titolo in oro al dorso. Frontespizi stampati in rosso e nero, con bella marca tipografica. Alcuni fascicoli risultano arrossati. Principale opera dell'autore, che dopo aver studiato presso i Gesuiti, prima a Rennes e poi a Parigi, nel 1663 divenne sacerdote e si laureò in diritto canonico. Scrisse diverse opere di teologia morale e di ascetismo. L'opera riporta al suo interno un "Index summorum pontificum" e un "Index historicus auctorum", oltre a un'immensa serie di casi concreti divisi in tre volumi. Nell'opera l'autore "..a fait preuve d'une grande sagesse d'esprit et de beaucoup de circonspection..". (N.B.G.). La materia e' disposta in ordine alfabetico.

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        Hannoversche Jubel-Fests-Sachen (Rückenschild-Titel):

      Hannover, Förster und Sohn 1731. - Ganzpergamenteinband der Zeit. Enthält folgende Abschnitte: Meier, David: Kurtzgefaste Nachricht von der Christlichen Reformation In Kirchen und Schulen Der Alten Stadt Hannover [am] 14. Sept. 1533. Mit einer Vorrede von Johann Anton Strubberg. 322 S., 10 Bl. Register; 24, 80, 29, 8 S. betr. 200 Jahre Augsburger Confession; 208, 80 S. Jubel-Predigten durch Hofprediger Mentzer und D. W. Erythropel; Evangelisches Denckmahl und Dank-Gedächtniß zum Druck übergeben von H. Flüggen. Ebd. 1731. 452 S., 6 Bl. Register; 240, 142, 68 S. (weitere Jubel-Predigten); Ausführliche Historie und Erklärung des Helden-Liedes Lutheri Eine feste Burg ist unser Gott von Petro Busch. 238 S. 8°. Gut erhalten.

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        Neu vollkommen Kräuter-Buch: Darinnen uber 3000 Kräuter, mit schönen und kunstlichen Figuren, auch deren Underscheid und Würckung samt ihren Namen in mancherley Sprachen beschrieben: dessgleichen auch wie dieselbige in allerhand Kranckheiten beyde der Menschen und des Viehs, sollen angewendet und gebraucht werden angezeigt wird.

      Johann Ludwig König, 1731. Massive German pre-Linnaean herbal, printed largely in black letter and copiously illustrated. The first portion was originally published by Theodorus, an accomplished physician and botanist, in 1588, and the second by Caspar Bauhin in 1613 after Theodorus's death; this is the fifth edition of the enduringly popular completed work, additionally enlarged by Caspar and Jean Bauhin. As the title boasts, some => 3000 plants are described herein -- including, among the Americana, tobacco, New World gourds and melons, and "Indian corn" -- many among which are illustrated with attractive woodcuts reproduced from Bock, Fuchs, Mattioli, and others. => 53 of the numerous illustrations have been hand-colored in a pleasing and competent but not professional style, in naturalistic hues of green, brown, blue, yellow, red, violet, and charcoal. There does not appear to be any immediately obvious pattern underlying which illustrations have been selected for this coloring!

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        Statical Essays, I: Vegetable Staticks; or, an account of some Statical Experiments on the Sap in Vegetables. Also . . . an Attempt to analyse the Air, by a great Variety of Chymio-Statical Experiments... - II: Statical Essays: containing haemastatic

      London: for W. Innys and R. Manby, and T. Woodward, 1731. 2nd Edition. Hardcover. 8vo - over 7¾ - 9¾" tall. 1731, (6) viii (4) 376 pp., 19 engraved plates by S. Gribelin (Vol. I); 1733, xxii, (26), 361, (23) pp. (Vol. II). 8vo (19.5x12.5cm). Interior browned, Vol. II with the leaf before the title announcing the Royal Society's authorisation of publication, some dampstaining to the end. Ownership inscription H. Pemberton on flyleaf of Vol. 1. Contemporary full calfs, rebacked.PMM 189, Horblit 45b. - FIRST EDITION of Vol. 2 and SECOND EDITION of vol. 1. Hales applied his training in biology and mathematics (including physics) to make important scientific investigations presented in these separately published volumes. The first volume, Vegetable staticks, Hales describes his investigations of plant physiology, including the movement of water in plants and determining the three factors of water movement: root suction, root pressure and leaf suction. He also established that plants lose water continuously during transpiration through leaves. His quantitative measurements of these phenomena enabled him to show the rate of transpiration varied with temperature. Hales established that plants do not have true circulation system, and developed techniques of measuring the varying growth rates in different plant structures.The second volume, or Haemastaticks, 'contains the studies on blood pressure which make Hales one of the founders of modern experimental physiology. The application of the principle of the pressure-gauge or manometer enabled him to measure blood pressure during the contraction of the heart. He computed the circulation rate and estimated the velocity of the blood in the veins, arteries and capillary vessels and by showing that the capillary vessels are liable to constriction and dilation he made an important contribution both to the study of physiology and the practice of the physician of today ... Hales' work marked the greatest advance in the physiology of the circulation between Harvey and the introduction of the mercury manometer and other instruments for the measurement of blood pressure by J.L.M. Poiseuille in 1828' (PMM). Very Good.

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        A Faithful Account of the Religion and manners of the MahometansandnbspIn which is a particular relation of their pilgrimage to Mecca the place of Mahomets birth and a Description of Medina and of his Tomb there As likewise of Algier and the Country adjacent and of Alexandria Grand Cairo andampc With an account of the Authors being taken captive the Turks Cruelty to him and of his escapeandnbsp

      

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        Règle horaire universelle pour tracer des cadrans solaires sur toutes sortes de plans réguliers, déclinans & inclinez. Ouvrage utile aux personnes qui n'ont jamais eu de pratique dans cette science, qui est la plus belle partie des mathématiques. Avec un abregé de la sphère pour donner une connoissance des cercles & méridiens qui la composent.

      Paris, Jacques Vincent, 1731. ____ Description et usage d'un instrument : la "Regle Horaire Universelle", représenté par une gravure au début du volume. C'est une sphère (la terre) entourée de dix cercles. L'ouvrage forme un véritable traité de gnomonique théorique et pratique. L'auteur était fabricant d'instruments. Selon Daumas, "l'Académie des Sciences possédait de lui une boussole et un cadran, et il reste encore des instruments de dessins portant sa signature." Illustré par 46 planches imprimées sur 44 feuillets, la 36 et 37 portent deux planches, 5 sont dépliantes. Seconde édition, la première en 1716. Ouvrage rare. Daumas, Les instruments scientifiques 97. Lalande, Biblio. astronomique 365. Coiffe supérieure restaurée, bon exemplaire. ***** Construction and use of sundials, illustrated by 46 copper engraved plates. Haye was manufacturer of sundials. Second edition, the first in 1716. Fine copy. In-4. [221 x 162 mm] Collation : (8), XV, (1), 88 pp., 46 planches h.-t. Veau, dos à nerfs orné, tranches rouges. (Reliure de l'époque.).

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        The Proceedings at the Sessions of the Peace, and Oyer and Terminer, for the City of London and County of Middlesex . . . Being the First Sessions in the Mayoralty of the Right Honourable Humphrey Parsons [etc.]. Numbers I-VIII [complete]. Quarto

      The rare, complete Old Bailey sessions for the year [1730-31], disclosing as no other source does the operation of London's most famous criminal court, over 375 cases heard, with the sentences imposed--death; transportation; and acquitted, inter alia. Modern calf-backed marbled boards, quite fresh and with ample margins; one complete copy located in ESTC, none in North America. Printed for T. Payne, in Pater-noster Row, London, 1731.

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        [Maison royale de France].

      fin XVIIe siècle. ____ Suite de 16 planches coloriées à l'époque montrant diverses membres de la famille royale. Cinq ont été gravées par les frères Bonnart, spécialistes des portraits et des gravures de mode. Selon Colas, les planches des frères Bonnart "ont été publiées par cahiers ou séparément de telle façon qu'il est impossible d'en donner une nomenclature exacte." Ils en ont publié probablement plus de 1000. Cinq planches sont de Trouvain, "on trouve chez le dit Trouvain tous les portraits des dames de la Cour à la mode". Trois planches sont de Berey et trois autres de Mariette. Bel exemplaire aux armes de Marie-Joseph de Saxe (1731-1767), mais la reliure est peut-être un remboîtage. Titres des gravures : La maison royalle de France. Louis le Grand Roy de France, Louis Dauphin de France, le Duc de Bourgogne, le Duc D'Anjou, le Duc de Berry. (H. Bonnart) - Louis le Grand, Roy de France. (H. Bonnart) - Louis le Grand, Roy de France. (Trouvain) - le Dauphin. (H. Bonnart) - le Dauphin. (Trouvain) - le Duc de Bourgogne. (Trouvain) - le Duc de Bourgogne. (Trouvain) - la Duchesse de Bourgogne. (Berey) - Philippe de France, Duc d'Anjou. (N. Bonnart) - Philippe V, Roy d'Espagne. (Berey) - La Reine d'Espagne. (J. Mariette) - Monseigneur le Duc de Berry. (Trouvain) - Charles de France, Duc de Berry. (Mariette) - Madame la Duchesse de Berry. (Mariette) - Philippe de France, Duc d'Orléans. (Berey) - le Duc de Chartres. (H. Bonnart).***** A set of 16 contemporary colored plate, portraits of the king Louis XIV and his family. Fine binding with coat of arms gilted on boards. In-folio. Collation : 16 planches. Maroquin brun, dos orné, large dentelle d'encadrement dorée sur les plats avec armes dorées au centre, tranches dorées. (Reliure de l'époque.).

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        Histoire du baianisme ou de l'heresie de Michel Baius

      Chez Jacques-François Willerval. French-Latin Edition. Each chapter heading is adorned with an unsigned band. The book is followed by a section on clarification of baianisme and another containing documents. Full red morocco time. Back with five nerves ornate coffered and gilded finials. Gold on the caps and cuts roulette. Triple blind fillets coaching boards. Back somewhat insolated. Cap head shaved. Corners slightly bumped. The baianisme developed by Michel Baius was early condemned as heresy because it followed closely the famous Council of Trent in 1542 and contradicted many precepts. For his thoughts on grace and original innocence of man, the refutation of original sin, free will that comes from the first innocence of man, the baianisme is the foundation on which will be built in Jansenism early seventeenth. Add that the theologians who toiled for renewal of Christian thought, focusing their work on a rejection of scholastic legacy of Thomas Aquinas and a legacy of Saint Augustine considered themselves no other than Catholic. History is divided into five books: the first two relate the life of Michel Baius, doctrine and actions that have been taken against him; in the third, Du Chesne defends the Jesuit Lessius; the fourth and fifth parts condemnation of Jansen and other major figures of the Church such as M. de Saint-Cyran, Father de Barcos or Father Gibieuf. The work was blacklisted by a decree of March 17, 1734 and therefore knew not reprinted. --- Please note that the translation in english is done automatically, we apologize if the formulas are inaccurate. Contact us for any information! Chez Jacques-François Willerval A Douay [Douai] 1731 in-4 (19,5x25,5cm) (12) 450pp. ; 76pp. (2) 82pp. (8) trois parties reliées en un volume

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        Histoire de la guerre des Hussites et du concile de Basle

      First edition, illustrated with 10 portraits Chez Corneille Guillaume Le Febvre à Utrecht 1731 in-4 (20x26cm) (4) xix (1) 484pp. et (4) 387pp. 2 volumes reliés

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        Tratado dos Descombrimentos Antigos, e Modernos feitos ate a era de 1550...

      Lisbon: Officina Ferreiriana, 1731. Quarto, xvi, 100pp., with a woodblock portrait of the author; a fine copy in nineteenth century marbled boards. Important account of early exploration to the year 1550, including descriptions of discoveries in the Americas by Cortes, Cabral, Pizarro, Cabot and Grenville. The author, Antonio de Galvao, served as a Portuguese governor of the Moluccas for a three year term from 1536 and was remarkable for his humane and enlightened administration.Galvao died in 1557 and his valuable manuscripts passed to the Royal archives where they were edited for the first edition of 1563. Howgego notes that information relating to the Moluccas and Spice Islands was omitted to protect lucrative Portuguese trading interests in the region. The first edition has always been very rare - indeed Hakluyt complained that he was unable to obtain it and relied on a copy sent from Lisbon when preparing his English translation of 1601. Likewise this second edition of 1731 fared little better as Sabin laments 'the greater portion having been destroyed by an earthquake.'The book is a chronological history of discovery from ancient times to the revelation of the Americas, the last included being the English expedition under Richarte Trebuli (Sir Richard Grenville). It is especially rich in information on the Conquistadores given the author's close association with the Royal Court and access to confidential information concerning lucrative interests in Central and South America. Significantly, Galvao did not exclude the English in his account and describes Sebastian Cabot's discovery of North America. This edition of 1731 is beautifully printed, noteworthy for its striking title-page printed in red and black, elegant composition and a full length woodblock portrait of the author in armour. Front hinge starting.

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        Memoires de la cour de France, pour les années 1688 & 1689

      ChezJean-Frederic Bernard. Edition originale, ornée d'un frontispice par Bernard Picart, gravé par Buisson. Page de titre en rouge et noir.binding en plein veau blond d'époque. spine orné de 5 fleurons et d'un semi de points, roulettes. Un petit manque en tête. mors supérieur fendu en tête sur 1,5cm. Tranches rouges. Bel exemplaire dans une élégante binding d'époque.Ainsi que l'annonce la préface, Madame de La Fayette a rédigé des mémoires depuis sa jeunesse, mais les manuscrits se sont égarés, et on ne possède plus que ces quelques extraits. Ces mémoires historiques, fort classiques de facture, s'occupent des affaires internes et externes du royaume de France ; le style est vif, incisif, mêlant chroniques plus intimes et grandes affaires du royaume. ChezJean-Frederic Bernard A Amsterdam 1731 in-12 (9,5x17cm) (2) 234pp. relié

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        Traité d'horlogerie pour les montres et les pendules, contenant le calcul des nombrs propres à toutes sortes de mouvemens, la manière de faire & de notter les carillons, de changer & de corriger les mouvement du pendule. L'histoire ancienne & moderne de l'horlogerie.

      Paris, Grégoire Dupuis, 1731. ____ Première édition française. Illustré par une gravure dans le texte et 7 planches ou tableaux dépliants hors-texte : 2 planches montrant les mécanismes d'horlogerie, 1 planche de musique (carillon) et 4 tables d'équation de Flamsteed des jours naturels. Tardy 74; Bromley 263 (translation of: the artificial clockmaker). Petite découpe très discrètement restaurée dans la marge blanche du titre. Bel exemplaire. *****. In-12. Collation : (10), 188, (6) pp., 7 planches h.-t. Basane marbrée, dos à nerfs orné. (Reliure de l'époque.).

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        Traité d'horlogerie pour les montres et les pendules

      Grégoire Dupuis. Original French edition, illustrated with 7 folding plates with 2 boards showing clockworks, 1 sheet music (chime) and 4 tables equation Flamsteed natural days. The first English edition was published in 1696, it was followed by several autres.Plein contemporary calf. Back with five nerves decorated with a piece of red morocco. Cuts outlined in golden roulette. All red edges. Head cover frayed, upper jaw split into 2cm head and blunt corners. Numerous handwritten notes to plume.Bien that the book has become an indisputable reference in the watch literature, Derham was by no means a watch, but a clergyman and natural philosopher, his other writings are devoted to theological philosophy although his name is now associated with the speed of sound, being the first to have measured; It was indeed a talented researcher and interests carried him to several disciplines. --- Please note that the translation in english is done automatically, we apologize if the formulas are inaccurate. Contact us for any information! Grégoire Dupuis Paris 1731 in-12 (9.5x17cm) (10) 188pp. (2) relié

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        Mémoires du Cardinal de Retz

      Chez J. Frédéric Bernard. Final Edition rare; "More comprehensive than previous and the best that has been given to the eighteenth century ... Tchemerzine V, 396. An engraved portrait frontispiece by Thomassin. This is the only edition of the memoirs quoted by Bure in his bibliography. Pages title ... red and black glossy blond Full Calf Back then tooled raised florets 4 parts as absent, the letters remain visible; spare volume number of black calf, rubbed Caps head of Volumes I and II threadbare,. of volumes III and IV frayed, tail headdress of Volume I partly missing joints of Volume I cracked, split into head and tail for Volume II and Volumes III and IV A specification table detached corners bumped.... Paul de Gondi wrote his memoirs at the request of his friends, during his exile, at the age of sixty years (circa 1675-1677) and composed the autobiography of a politician in a time of civil war, Fronde. Not content to be a historical record of the first order, the work is among the literary monuments of the eighteenth and briefs and other autobiographies by specific alert style, that of a man of action and intrigues with remarkable intelligence and political ambition always awake (always ready to ally who betrayed him the day before). His memoirs will be a rematch and his last resssort ambition. Ultimately in Volume IV, long mazarinade dedicated to the Prince de Conti: Mail burlesque war Paris. Bookplate nineteenth weapons of William Wickhman. --- Please note that the translation in english is done automatically, we apologize if the formulas are inaccurate. Contact us for any information! Chez J. Frédéric Bernard à Amsterdam 1731 in-12 (9,8x15,8cm) 4 volumes reliés

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        La vie de Pierre Mignard, premier peintre du Roy ; avec le poème de Molière sur les peintures du Val de Grâce, et deux dialogues de Fénélon sur la Peinture.

      Amsterdam, Aux dépens de la Compagnie, 1731. ____ Bel autoportrait de Mignard, gravé sur cuivre par Philips, en tête du volume. Première biographie de Pierre Mignard, (Troyes, 1610-1695), élève de Simon Vouet, précédé du catalogue de ses oeuvres. On trouve à la suite le poème de Molière, dans lequel il prend la défense de Mignard, très critiqué pour ses peintures de la voûte du Val-de-Grâce. Enfin, le dialogue sur la peinture de Fénelon a été publié pour la première fois dans cet ouvrage. Seconde édition, la première en 1730. Titre en noir et rouge. Papier légèrement bruni. Bel exemplaire. ***** First biography of the painter Pierre Mignard (1610-1695), a pupil of Simon Vouet, preceded by the catalog of his works. This second edition is enlarged by a dialog about painting by Fénelon. In-12. [155 x 95 mm] Collation : portrait, LXVIII, 195 pp. Vélin. (Reliure de l'époque.).

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        Kupfer-Bibel, In welcher Die Physica Sacra, Oder Geheiligte Natur-Wissenschafft Derer In Heil Schrifft vorkommenden Natürlichen Sachen, Deutlich erklärt und bewährt . . . ausgegeben und verlegt durch J. A. Pfeffel.

      Augsburg, Ulm: Christian Ulrich Wagner, 1731. 1st Edition. Hardcover. 4to - over 9¾ - 12" tall. 1731, 1733, 1735. 4 parts bound in 4 volumes. Folio (390 x 250 mm). Complete with 760 copper engravings on 758 plates plus 3 frontispieces. Vol. I: pp. [56], 1-276, half-title, letterpress title, engraved allegorial frontipsiece by Sperl after Joh. Daniel Preisler, frontispiece mezzotint portrait of the author by Pintz after Georg. de Marees, and 174 engravings on 172 plates numbered I-CLXXIV including 2 double-page (engravings no. 37, 38, 39 on single sheet), plus 3 bis-plates (numbered 39A, 99B, 133A), Plate 66 with the rainbows hand-coloured. Vol. II: pp. [8], 277-672, 189 engraved plates numbered CLXXV-CCCLXIV including 1 double-page, plus 4 bis-plates (numbered 217A, 223A, 340A, 340B). Plate no. 340 skipped. Vol. III: pp. [8], 1-736, 210 engraved plates numbered CCCLXV-DLXXV including 2 double-page, plus 5 bis-plates (numbered 446A, 446B, 446C, 463A, 470A. Plate no. 446 skipped. Vol. IV: pp. [8], 737-1426, [80], frontispiece portrait of the author and 175 engraved plates (numbered DLXXVI-DCCL). Bound in uniform contemporary full calf, each spine with 6 raised bands and gilt-lettered label in first compartment, boards and spines ruled in blind, upper joints of vol. I and II cracked but cords firmly holding, corners bumped and scuffed. Little browning and occasional marginal spotting of text and plates in vol. IV and second half of vol. III, otherwise quite crisp and bright. Vol. I with closed tear to leaf Aa2 (without loss). Page 103 of vol. III with brown staining in fore-margin probably from lamp oil. An outstanding set in untouched contemporary binding, complete in all respects, with the plates in neat, deep black impressions on strong paper. ----Nissen, ZBI 3659; Rümann 1018; Lanck./Oehler I, 32ff; Faber du Faur 1855. FIRST GERMAN EDITION, published at the same time as the Lating edition. Scheuchzer's scientific explanation of biblical history discusses events such as the creation, flood and various miracles in terms of physics, medicine and natural history. It also contains a taxonomy of all the plants and animals mentioned in the Bible. Many Augsburg engravers have contributed to this richly illustrated bible with scientific commentary for which the Swiss natural scientist Scheuchzer had used a great number of sources. Johann Jacob Scheuchzer (1672-1733) is well known for his collection of fossils, for his systematic exploration of the Alps and for his numerous publications on geology and the natural sciences. His commentary brings these sciences to bear on the explication of passages in the Bible, illustrating and discussing numerous plant and animal fossils, and many biblical animals, some with anatomical drawings. Included in the first volume is a bibliography of publications on these topics. Erste deutsche Ausgabe, gleichzeitig mit der lateinischen erschienen. Die schöne, prachtvoll illustrierte Kupferstich-Bibel in einem vollständigen Exemplar. Diese Bibelausgabe zählt zu den schönsten Erzeugnissen der Augsburg Buchillustrationen des 18. Jahrhunderts; die Kupfer wurden von den besten Stechern der Zeit gefertigt, darunter Sperling, Corvinus, Tyroff u. a. Die Vorlagen zeichnete der Züricher Maler Johann Melchior Füßli, ein Freund Scheuchzers. Die Darstellungen jeweils in phantasievollen Umrahmungen mit Blatt-, Ranken- und Muschelwerk. "Unter Scheuchzers Anleitung zeichnete sein Freund, der Züricher Maler Füßli, die Vorlagen der Tafeln. Diese selbst bringen alles was sonst im botanischen, zoologischen, astronomischen, geographischen, im architektonischen, emblematischen und religiösen Tafelwerk vorliegt. Auch die aus dem Ornamentstich bekannten Motive, Blatt-, Ranken- und Muschelwerk, Phantasieumrahmungen aller Art sind in vorbildlicher Form hier zu finden. Die von Johann Daniel Preissler geschaffenen 'abwechselnden Nebenzierraten' gehören zu den phantasievollsten Leistungen ihrer Gattung. So bildet die Scheuchzerische Kupferbibel wirklich einen Höhepunkt der Augsburger graphischen Kunst des 18. Jahrhunderts, gleichzeitig ein wichtiges Denkmal des Tafelwerkes und die Überleitung zum illustrierten Buch, vor allem zur illustrierten Bibel." (Lanck./Oehler). Very Good.

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        Astro-Theology: or, a Demonstration of the Being and Attributes of God, From a Survey of the Heavens.

      W. Innys,, 1731. Sixth Edition. London, W. Innys, 1731. Octavo. [16] lvi [8] 246 pages,[10] [3 foldout engravings]. Original Hardcover / bound in contemporary panelled calf. The book has been sympathetically rebacked to style. Besides a spot of hard green adhesive to the front board in very good condition. The armorial bookplate of Dr Blackett appears on the first pastedown. The text is complete and clean with the three foldout engravings of the cosmos to the rear, a little archival paper restoration to one of the engravings. William Derham FRS (26 November 1657 ? 5 April 1735) was an English clergyman, natural theologian and natural philosopher. He produced the earliest, reasonably accurate estimate of the speed of sound.nnWilliam Derham was the son of Thomas Derham. He was born at Stoulton, in Worcestershire, England. He was educated at Blockley, Gloucestershire and at Trinity College, Oxford from 1675 to 1679. He was ordained on 29 May 1681. In 1682, he became vicar of Wargrave, Berkshire and from 1689 to 1735 he was Rector at Upminster, Essex. While at Upminster, in 1716 he became a Canon of Windsor and the vestry minutes show that thereafter he divided his time between those two places. The parish registers of Upminster record his burial at St. Laurence's in 1735. However, the precise site of his grave is unknown and, in accordance with his wishes, there is no memorial to him in the church.nnIn 1696, he published his Artificial Clockmaker, which went through several editions. The best known of his subsequent works are Physico-Theology, published in 1713; Astro-Theology, 1714; and Christo-Theology, 1730. All three of these books are teleological arguments for the being and attributes of God, and were used by William Paley nearly a century later. However, these books also include quantities of original scientific observations. For example, Physico-Theology contains his recognition of natural variation within species and that he knew that Didelphis virginialis (the Virginia opossum) was the only marsupial in North America. Similarly, Astro-Theology includes several newly identified nebulae (this was the name used at the time for all extended astronomical objects: some of his nebulae are what we would now call star clusters). His 16-feet long telescope (also used when measuring the velocity of sound) was at the top of the tower of St Laurence's Church, where the necessary doors are still in place. On 3 February 1703, Derham was elected Fellow of the Royal Society. He was Boyle lecturer in 1711?1712. His last known work, entitled A Defence of the Church's Right in Leasehold Estates, appeared as early as 1731.nBut besides the works published in his own name, Derham contributed a variety of papers to the Transactions of the Royal Society. He revised the Miscellanea Curiosa. He edited the correspondence and wrote a biography of John Ray, whose 'physico-theology' (natural theology) tradition he continued, making him an early parson-naturalist.nHe edited Eleazar Albin's Natural History, and published some of the manuscripts of the scientist Robert Hooke. His meteorological observations at Upminster (in the Transactions of the Royal Society) are amongst the earliest series in England. (Wikipedia)n

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        Reversbrief für den HochEdlgebohrnen Herrn Ignati Anthoni Troyer von Anßhaimb zum Grembßen. Von Mir Johann Anthoni Campi, umb drei yhrn veryehrner Wein GrundtZinnß". Deutsche Handschrift auf Pergament mit angehängtem Siegel in Holzkapsel.

      Bozen 25 IX 1731 - Blattgröße: 37,5 x 61,5 cm. Großformatige Urkunde mit kalligraphisch verzierter Initiale, ausgestellt von Johann Anton Campi von Heiligenberg "alda in Bozen sesßhafft" für den Bozener Stadthauptmann Ignaz Anton Troyer von Ansheim zum Gremsen (1657-1733), die "paurecht und gerechtigkheit" eines Grundstücks mit Weinbau "unter der Statt Bozen ligend" betreffend. Die Lage des Grundstücks (erkauft von Anna Maria Pirchnerin) wird durch Nachbarschaftsangaben in den vier Himmelsrichtungen präzisiert (Mathias Hofers Wiese im Westen, im Norden ein Gut des Heilig-Geist-Spitals etc.). Als Grundzins sind vereinbart "drey yhrn weisßen gueten gerechten veryehrner wein" (das Bozener Weinmaß "Yhre", rund 80 l). Rückseitig mit weiterem Vermerk vom 28. Mai 1742 über den Weiterverkauf des Grundstücks an Johan Andriol, von diesem signiert und gesiegelt. - Gefaltet, geringe Knitterspuren, kaum fleckig, das angehängte Siegel mit einigen Sprüngen im Rand, aber durch den schützenden Kapseldeckel vollständig erhalten. Schönes Dokument. Gewicht (Gramm): 110 [Attributes: Signed Copy]

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        Hints, tables &ca [for mining, military engineering, architecture, etc.].[England], 1840. (16.5 x 12 cm). Manuscript in ink on paper, in English, with numerous architectural and other illustrations in pencil and ink, many with grey and/or pink washes, on 30 pages, numerous manuscript tables. Written and illustrated partly on rectos only and partly on both rectos and versos. Contemporary English dark green gold-tooled calf, gold-tooled board edges, gold fillets on turn-ins, green ribbon marker, gilt edges. Rebacked, with the original backstrip laid down.

      - Very neatly written and delicately illustrated manuscript manual of applied mathematics for architects, builders, military engineers, surveyors and others, with headings including "mining", "fractions" (and logarithms), "profils" (discussing the construction of defensive walls), (military) "batteries", "trigonometry", "surveying", "protracting", "levelling", "to conduct water", "extraction of [mathematical] roots", "theory of walls", "counterforts" (butresses), "the theory of arches", "mensuration of vaults and arches", "theory of timber" (on the loading of beams, etc.), "mechanic powers" (levers, pulleys, screws, etc.), "mensuration" (of surfaces and solids), "Hadley's quadrant" (actually a reflecting octant of the modern sort, presented by Hadley in 1731), "architecture", and other topics. Many chapters include specific examples, often presented as problems for the reader to solve.The many delicate and precisely drafted illustrations both illustrate and clarify the theories and problems in presented in the text, often including construction lines and/or measurements. First leaf (with only the author's name and date) with a waterstain in the lower inside corner, but otherwise in very good condition. Binding neatly re-backed and with corners neatly restored. Delicately and precisely illustrated manuscript handbook of applied mathematics for architecture, military engineering, mining, etc.

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        The History of the Rebellion and Civil Wars in England,

      Oxford, Printed at the Theater,, 1731-32. begun in the year 1641. With the precedent passages, and actions, that contributed thereunto, and the happy end, and conclusion thereof by the King's blessed Restoration, and return, upon the 29th of May, in the Year 1660. 6 volumes, octavo (212 x 127 mm). Contemporary speckled calf, two-line gilt rules either side of raised bands, gilt numbered direct in third compartment, two-line gilt border on sides, red speckled edges. 88 engraved portraits (largely by Michael Vandergucht after Lely and others), 4 folding plates (plan of Naseby, view of Edge Hill, flight of Charles II after Worcester, Boscobel House & grounds), 3 folding maps (south & north parts of Britain, Ireland). 19th century armorial bookplate of Nugent Howard; 20th century bookplate of Robert Hayhurst (in volume I). Some light abrasions to bindings, a number of gatherings a little browned. A very good set. The last octavo edition of the eighteenth century, bound here in unsophisticated period calf - almost certainly a trade binding - unlettered and plain but very appealing. First published between 1702 and 1707 (with the first octavo edition appearing in 1705-06) Clarendon's great History has "remained in the mind because of his literary achievement?the fashioning of the most sophisticated and finely balanced history yet written in English (or written for a long time afterwards)?and for an unmistakable rhetorical voice. Clarendon's writings?and his own life?were steeped in the literary stoicism of the early seventeenth century; but in the History he created a distinctive work of art based on a highly wrought style, a forensic dissection of character and issue, and a sense of the depth of individuals' moral responsibility for their action" (ODNB).

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        AUGBURG. - Annagymnasium., "Jubel Gedächtnis auf das Jahr 1731 als die Evangelische Schul Jugend den 5. Dezember Ihr 200 Jähriges Jubelfest in Augspurg celebrierten". Ansicht des St. Anna Gymnasiums mit der Bibliothek, beiderseits der Ansicht hohe Pyramiden.

      Kupferstich, um 1731, 33 x 39 cm. Schefold 41570. - Im Himmel symbolische Darstellung des Auges Gottes ("Der Herr Seegne dich aus Zion"), auf dem Platz vor der Schule Lehrer mit Schülern. Unter der Ansicht ausführliche Erklärungen, dazwischen Widmung von J.J. Baumgärtner. - Mit breitem Rand und in guter Erhaltung. BAYERN, Schwaben

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        The History of the Rebellion and Civil Wars in England, begun in the year 1641. With the precedent passages, and actions, that contributed thereunto, and the happy end, and conclusion thereof by the King's blessed Restoration, and return, upon the 29th of May, in the Year 1660.

      Oxford, Printed at the Theater, 1731-32 - 6 volumes, octavo (212 x 127 mm). Contemporary speckled calf, two-line gilt rules either side of raised bands, gilt numbered direct in third compartment, two-line gilt border on sides, red speckled edges. 19th century armorial bookplate of Nugent Howard; 20th century bookplate of Robert Hayhurst (in volume I). Some light abrasions to bindings, a number of gatherings a little browned. A very good set. 88 engraved portraits (largely by Michael Vandergucht after Lely and others), 4 folding plates (plan of Naseby, view of Edge Hill, flight of Charles II after Worcester, Boscobel House & grounds), 3 folding maps (south & north parts of Britain, Ireland). The last octavo edition of the eighteenth century, bound here in unsophisticated period calf - almost certainly a trade binding - unlettered and plain but very appealing. First published between 1702 and 1707 (with the first octavo edition appearing in 1705-06) Clarendon's great History has "remained in the mind because of his literary achievement—the fashioning of the most sophisticated and finely balanced history yet written in English (or written for a long time afterwards)—and for an unmistakable rhetorical voice. Clarendon's writings—and his own life—were steeped in the literary stoicism of the early seventeenth century; but in the History he created a distinctive work of art based on a highly wrought style, a forensic dissection of character and issue, and a sense of the depth of individuals' moral responsibility for their action" (ODNB). The History of Oxford University Press I p. 428.

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        The Altar of Love: or, the Whole Art of Kissing in all its Varieties. Consisting of Poems and other Miscellanies. By the Most Eminent Hands. Now first collected into a Volume.

      Printed for Edmund Curll, London 1731 - A collection of volumes published together for the first time. Contained in this book are: A general title-page and an emblematic frontispiece engraved by Michael Vander Gucht (the same plate was used in 1727).The Art of Kissing from Bonefonius. 3-32 pp. A miscellany of 16 poems, by William Bond, Charles Beckingham, Mr. Goode, Mr. Baker, John Philips, Thomas Foxton, and various unidentified hands. Popeana by Alexnder Pope, 1727, no title page, 40 pages. The Rape of the Smock, an Heroi-comical poem in two books by Mr Jacob, second edition, printed for H. Curll, London, 1727, black and white engraving, title page [4] 32 pages. The Hoop-Petticoat an Heroi-comical poem in two books by Mr Gay, printed for E. Curll and others, London, third edition, 1720. viii, 40 pages. The Patch, an heroi-comical poem (with advice to Chloe, how to make use of that Beautiful Ornament of the Face) in three cantos by a Gentleman of Oxford, to which is added The Welch Wedding, a poem, Printed for E Curll, in London, 1724, viii, 40 pages. A Receipt for a Soup addres'd to Dean Swift, by Mr Pope,1727, no title page, [4.] Bury-Fair, a poem imposed as an Exercise at St. Peter's Colllege, John Davies, 1721, no title page, 22 pages. Poems on Several Occasions, by William Bowman, printed for the author, London, 1727. [8], 106 pages [2]. Oratio. Nova philosophia veteri præferenda est, Joseph Addison, no title page, 16 pages. An Apology for the Writings of Walter Moyle, esq, by Edmund Curll, printed in London, 1727, title page, 22 pages including extracts from a book entitled, Johannis Confratris & Monachi Glastoniensis chronica sive historia de rebus Glastoniensibus e codice MS. membrano antiquo descripsit ediditque Tho. Hearnius, duobus voluminibus. Oxon, 1726.8vo. Small contemporary inscription at head of front free endpaper, and another [Suckling Spendlove] dated 1794 below it Third edition , wear to top and tail of spine and corners and front and rear boards consistent with age. Stains to front end paper, front paste down and frontispiece. Pages generally good with one missing a corner. Generally good condition. , full calf, old reback, gilt borders to front and rear baords, five raised bands on spine. , small quarto, 19.5 x 13 cm Hardback ISBN: [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Sectionum Conicarum Elementa Methodo Facilllima [sic] Demonstrata. In Usum Juventutis Academicae. Authore L. Trevigar, A.M. Aulae Clarensis Socio.

      Cantabrigiae [Cambridge]: Typis Academicis, Prostant apud N. Prevost, & A. Vandenhoeck & apud J. Crownfield Bibliopolas Londinenses. MDCCXXXI. 1731 : , 1731. First Edition. Quarto, 245x193mm. In contemporary brown calf, slightly scuffed, with gilt double-rule border on both boards. Recently rebacked, with five raised bands with double gilt-rule outline and dark brown lettering-piece. All edges speckled red. Engraved book-plate on front pastedown: 'Decan et Cap: Cicest | Liber Monumenti Coram Eo' with shelf number W.3 O.2. manuscript thereon. [16], 171, [1] pages plus 12 folded leaves of plates. With a half-title and 'A List of Subscribers Names', including many at Cambridge and Oxford Colleges, Fellows of the Royal Society, etc. Corrigenda on verso of final leaf. Minimal creasing at top foredge of front free end-paper and first blank. Text block and fold-out plates extraordinarily crisp and clean. ESTC T139314. (Further information and photographs available on request.) .

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        Traité de l'organe de l'ouïe, contenant la Structure , les Usages & les Maladies de toutes les parties de l'Oreille

      [22]-196 pages, 7 pages de Leyde, Chez Joh. Arn. Langerak, 1731, in-12, [22]-196 pages, 7 pages de catalogue d'éditeur, 16 planches gravées sur cuivre par R. Blokh, veau marbré de l'époque, dos à nerfs orné, tranches rouges, Seconde édition de ce traité qui fut l'un des premiers ouvrages complets sur l'otologie et qui parut pour la première fois en 1683. Après avoir exposé des notions d'anatomie nouvelles, Duverney développe une théorie de l'audition très proche de celle de von Helmholtz, puis aborde finalement quelques pathologies de l'oreille. C'est la première monographie scientifique sur la structure et les maladies de l'oreille. Duverney y décrit et démontre pour la première fois plusieurs fonctions de l'anatomie de l'oreille, telles que les artères et les veines du pavillon. Joseph-Guichard Du Verney (1648-1730), médecin de Louis XIV, membre de l'Académie royale des Sciences et professeur d'anatomie et de chirurgie au Jardin royal des Plantes, est considéré comme l'un des fondateur de l'anatomie du XVIIIe siècle. Il eut comme élèves, entre autres, Dionis, Winslow, Sénac et Petit. Les planches, numérotées de I à XVI, sont accompagnées d'un texte explicatif. Étiquette ex-libris de la Bibliothèque de l'Institut de Paris (bibliothèque de Liouville) et un autre manuscrit, Paullet, sur la page de titre. Cachet de l'Institut catholique de Paris annulé. Acta Oto-Rhino-Laryngologica Belgica, p. 1202 et suiv. Norman I n° 674 pour l'édition originale.

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        Recueil de 8 ouvrages de chirurgie

      8 ouvrages reliés en un volume Montpellier, Jean & Augustin Martel, 1731-43, in-8, 8 ouvrages reliés en un volume, vélin rigide, dos à nerfs, tranches mouchetées à l'encre rouge et brune (reliure de l'époque), Contient: - CHEVILLARD (Jean). Dissertatio medico-chirurgica, de tumoribus humoralibus in genere. Montpellier, Jean Martel, 1731. In-8, (2), 34pp. - Dissertatio medico-chirurgica, de tumoribus simplicibus. Sl ni d. In-8, 41, (1)pp. - GOURRAIGNE (Hugues). Dissertatio medico-chirurgica de tumoribus tunicatis. Montpellier, Jean Martel, 1731. In-8, (2), 45, (1), (4bl.)pp. - GOURRAIGNE (Hugues). Dissertatio de ferri usu et abusu in medicina. Montpellier, François Rochard, 1736. In-8, (2), 40pp. - LAUGIER (Louis). Dissertatio de natura et causis fluiditatis sanguinis naturalis et deperditae. Montpellier, Augustin Rochard, 1741. In-8, (4), 51, (1), (2bl.)pp. - VENEL (Gabriel-Fr.). Dissertatio de humorum crassitudine ubi de incidentibus et attenuantibus, cum theoria et curatione obstructionum in genere. Montpellier, Augustin Rochard, 1741. In-8, (6), 61, (1), (2bl.)pp. - MAINE (Augustin). Dissertatio physiologica de motu mechanico in corpore humano. Montpellier, Augustin Rochard, 1742. In-8, (4), 48, (2bl.)pp. - GOURRAIGNE (Hugues). Dissertatio de sanguinis missione. Montpellier, Augustin Rochard, 1743. In-8, (2), 38pp. Hugues Gourraigne fut professeur à la faculté de Montpellier où il soutenait les principes de son maître Antoine Fizes. Ex-libris manuscrit Bouillet

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        Dictionarium casuum conscientiae, seu, Praecipuarum difficultatum circa moralem, ac disciplinam ecclesiasticam decisiones, e scripturis, conciliis, pontificum decretalibus, patribus, necnon celeberrimis theologis, & canonum peritis depromptae.

      Luxemburg, sumptibus Andreae Chevalier et Marci-Michaelis Bousquet & sociorum - 1731 - 3 Bände. Folio (40,5 x 25 cm). Zusammen ca. 2.200 Seiten.Titelbl. in Rot und Schwarz gedruckt. Mit Kupferstich-Frontispiz. Zeitgenössisches Ganzleder mit Rückentitel und reicher Rückenvergoldung. Einbände berieben und bestossen, an Kopf und Fuss jeweils mit kleinen Beschädigungen bzw. Fehlstellen. Gestempelt, fleckig, teils wasserrandig. Van der Vekene, Die Luxemburger Drucker und ihre Drucke bis zum Ende des 18. Jahrhunderts Nr. D. 224. "D'Haaptwierk vum franséische Theolog Jean Pontas (1638-1728) as e Lexikon, dat op 2 137 Säiten Äntferten op praktesch Moralfroen iwwer Sex, Geld an aner Saache gët." (Luxemburgensia, Dossier von R. Hilgert in d'Land). Momumentaler Chevalier-Druck.

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        Station Gebetter zu Erlangung des vollkommen Ablaßes der sieben Altär sambt anderen ergötzlich [?] andachten. Prag, d. 1.December A. 1731.

      o. Pag. [29 n.n. Bll. + 9 Leerbll.] Priv. Ld. der Zeit. Handschriftliches Andachtsbuch in Kurrent (Süterlin). Jede Textseite gerahmt durch eine einfache Linie. - Stockfleckig, R. m. Fehlstellen, Tintenfraß in manchen Linien (vorallem im Bug), tlw. etw. fleckig, leichte Gbrsp.

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        Les

      6 Vol. au complet La Haye, chez P. Gosse & J. Neaulme, 1731, in-12, 6 Vol. au complet, plein parchemin de remploi, dos à nerfs, pèces de titre et de tomaison en cuir (reliure d'époque), Réédition de l'ensemble des oeuvres Marot, parues pour la première en1538. En 1731 parait deux formats de la même édition, l'un en format in-4 et l'autre et celle-ci en format in-12. La première, "quoique assez bonne et beaucoup plus complète que les autres, est peu recherchée" contrairement aux 6 volumes en petit format ici présent qui "est plus commode et plus jolie". (BRUNET, III, 1452; 1458) A l'instar de la quasi-totalité des oeuvres posthumes de Marot (c'est-à-dire à partir de l'édition de Sabon-Constantin de 1544-1545), les éditeurs classent les poésies de Marot par genres poétiques et les séparent de ses traductions, rompant avec un classement semi-chronologique induit par la succession de "L'Adolescence Clémentine" et de sa "Suite". Ainsi, la première partie des "Oeuvres" comprent, dans l'ordre, les opuscules, les Elegies, les Epîtres, les Ballades, les Chants divers, les Rondeaux, les Chansons, les Epigrammes, le Epigrammes à "l'imitation de Martial", les Etrennes, les Epitaphes, les Cimetières et les Complaintes ; puis, dans une seconde partie, nouvellement paginée, les traductions de Virgile, Béroalde, Pétrarque, Ovide, Léandre et Héro, et enfin la célèbre version marotique des 50 "Psaumes de David". Ex-Libris contrecollés sur les contreplats. Malgré l'effacement volontaire du nom du propriétaire, on reconnait ici l'Ex-Libris de Louis César de Crémeaux, Marquis D'Entragues, qui était lieutenant général au gouvernement de Mâconnais. Bel ensemble dans son jus, quelques manques de parchemin par endroits, intérieur frais.

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        Oeuvres de Clément Marot Valet-de-Chambre de François I. Roy de France, Revues sur plusieurs Manuscrits, & sur plus de quarante Editions ; et augmentées tant de diverses poësies véritables, que de celles qu'on lui a faussement attribuées : avec les ouvrages de Jean Marot son Père, ceux de Michel Marot son Fils, les pièces du différent de Clément avec François Sagon.

      chez P. Gosse & J. Neaulme, A La Haye 1731 - 4 vol. in-4 de 1 portrait XXIV-592 pp. ; XXIV-584 pp. ; VIII-572 pp. ; XXIV-572-(2) pp., maroquin rouge, dos orné à nerfs, pièces de titre et de tomaison en maroquin vert, triple filet doré sur les plats, tranches dorées (reliure de l'époque). Belle édition typographique, la plus complète des éditions anciennes de Marot, établie par Lenglet-Dufresnoy, avec notice biographique et bibliographique et des notes en bas de page. Exemplaire imprimé sur grand papier. Portrait gravé par de Brie, 1 fleuron au titre, le même pour chaque volume, de A. Van der Laan, 1 vignette en tête de la dédicace et 1 pour chaque volume par Filloeul. Très bel exemplaire grand de marges, en maroquin du temps. Brunet III, 1458 ; Quérard V, 554 ; Cohen-De Ricci, p. 691. [Attributes: Signed Copy]

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        Freywillig aufgesprungener Granat-Apffel des Christlichen Samariters. Oder: Aus Christlicher Liebe des Nächsten eröffnete Geheimnisse vieler vortrefflicher bewährter Artzneyen, aus berühmter Leib-Aerzten, oder Medicin-Doctorin, lang gepflogener Erfahrenheit ... Samt einer Diaet, wie sich bey jeder Kranckheit in Essen und Trincken zu verhalten Mit auch Einem Neuen Koch-Buch, In welchem allehand rare und denen Patienten zu verschiedenen Kranckheiten ersprießliche Speisen vorgeschrieben werden.

      [Bd. 1]. kl.-4. 2 Bll., 588 S., 5 Bll. (Register). Tit. in Rot u. Schwarz Pgmt. d. Zt. Stellenw. braunfleckig. Alte Handschr. am hint. Vors. u. Innendeckel. Bl. 106/107 verbunden, Ss. 460/463 falsch paginiert, aber komplett, Eckabriß auf S. 662 minimaler Textverlust (3 Wörter). vgl. Horn-A. 126 (Ausg. 1731) Ferguson I, 235 Wellcome II, 518 - Eines der bekanntesten Werke über Volksmedizin und Kochkunst der Barockzeit. Neuausgabe der erstmals 1695 erschienenen "Sechs Bücher auserlesener Artzneyen..." Mit über 1800 Arzneirezepten u. 531 Kochrezepte im Anhang: "Ein neues und nutzbahres Koch-Buch, In welchem zu finden, wie man verschiedene herrliche und wohl-schmäckende Speisen von gesottenen, gebratenen und gebackenen, als allerhand Pastetten, Torten, Krapffen, ec. sehr künstlich und wohl zurichten, wie auch allerhand eingemachte Sachen bereiten solle. Worbey ein Register von Speisen, so denen Patienten in unterschiedlichen Kranckheiten dienlich zu kochen seyn Samt einer kurtzen Ordnung, wie man sich täglich in Essen und Trincken verhalten solle, damit nicht unzeitige Kranckheiten verursachet werden".

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        Museum Florentinum exhibens insigniora vetustatis Monumenta quae Florentiae sunt Ioanni Gastoni Etruriae Magno Duci dedicatum. Gemmae antiquae ex Thesauro Mediceo et privatorum Dactyliothecis Florentiae exhibentes tabulis C. Imagines Virorum Illustrium et Deorum cum observationibus Antonii Francisci Gorii publici Historiarum Professoris

      ex Typogr. Michaelis Nestenus et Francisci Moücke, 1731 - 1732. 2 voll. in-folio (488x350mm), pp. LII + 185, (18) di indici, imprimatur e registro; XXXIV + 158, (16) di indici e registro; legatura coeva in p. pergamena rigida con titolo in oro su finto tassello ai dorsi. Duplice frontespizio ad entgrambi i volumi con vignette calcografiche (il primo frontespizio di entrambi i voll. è in rosso e nero). Complessive 200 tavv. incise su rame f.t. da vari calcografi da invenzione di Giovanni Domenico Campiglia. Testatine, capilettera e finaletti calcografici istoriati incisi da vari artisti. Alcuni aloni e fioriture. Fori al margine inferiore della prima carta bianca e del frontespizio del secondo vol. Piccoli restauri alle legature. Marginosissimo esemplare. Prima edizione dei primi due volumi (su 12 che ne furono stampati), contenenti la parte relativa alle gemme e cammei delle collezioni medicee, di questa monumentale pubblicazione, probabilmente la più ambiziosa impresa editoriale compiuta a Firenze nel Settecento. L'opera, pubblicata nel corso di 35 anni sino al 1766, fu così ripartita: "Gemmae antiquae" (2 voll.), "Statuae antiquae" (1 vol.), "Antiqua numismata" (3 voll.), "Serie di ritratti degli eccellenti pittori" (4 voll.), "Serie di ritratti di celebri pittori dipinti di propria mano in seguito a quella già pubblicata nel Museo Fiorentino esistente appresso l'abate Antonio Pazzi" (2 voll.). "Per i primi due volumi, dedicati alle gemme antiche recanti immagini di imperatori, re, regine, eroi, filosofi, oratori, poeti, dei e dee, oppure raffiguranti scene omeriche, di storia e mitologia, aveva attinto non solo all'ampia raccolta medicea, ma anche alle dattilioteche private più insigni: in primis a quella ricchissima di casa Strozzi, poi a quelle dei marchesi Riccardi e Niccolini, del conte Della Gherardesca, dei musei Gaddi e Guadagni. Gli altri volumi, pubblicati nel 1743, furono invece dedicati ai medaglioni e monete antichi e allo studio delle loro raffigurazioni e iscrizioni. Nel suo De monetis Italiae del 1750-59 anche Filippo Argelati accolse alcune osservazioni del G. sulla composizione aurifera e argentea di certe monete antiche." (Fabrizio Vannini in D.B.I., LVIII, 2000). Vinet ,1515 Cicognara, 3417: "Tutti i Bibliografi hanno scritto sul merito di questa grand'opera, ed in ispecie sopra i sei primi volumi colle preziose illustrazioni del Gori". Ornamentstichkatalog Berlin, 4267. Lipsius / Leitzmann, 154. Borroni, 1522. Moreni, I, p. 450. D.B.I., cit. Latino

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        Le Petit Flambeau de la mer ou le veritable guide des pilotes cotiers ; Où il est clairement enseigné la maniere de naviguer le long de toutes les Côtes de France, d'Angleterre, d'Irlande, d'Espagne, de Portugal, d'Italie, de Sicile, de Malte, de Corse & de Sardaigne, & autres isles du Detroit; & des Côtes de Barbarie, depuis le Cap Bon jusqu'au Cap Verd?

      1731 - Jolie édition du ?routier le plus célèbre du XVIIe siècle? (A. Charon). Exemplaire très pur conservé dans son vélin souple de l'époque. Le Havre, 1731. Au Havre de Grace, chez la veuve de Guillaume Gruchet, 1731. In-4 de (4) ff., 413 pp., bifeuillet signé ?Entre C D? ajouté entre les cahiers C et D, 23 pp., nombreuses figures et cartes gravées dans le texte. Rousseurs, pages de garde couvertes d'annotations manuscrites. Relié en vélin souple de l'époque, dos lisse avec le titre calligraphié, quelques taches. Reliure de l'époque. 178 x 140 mm. / Fine edition of ?the most famous marine pilot guide from the end of 17th century? (A. Charon). A very pure copy preserved in its contemporary limp vellum. Le Havre, 1731. Au Havre de Grace, chez la veuve de Guillaume Gruchet, 1731.4to [178 x 140 mm] of (4) ll., 413 pp., bifolio signed ?Entre C D? added between quires C and D, 23 pp., numerous maps and engravings in the text. Some foxing, manuscript marginalia on the endpapers. Bound in contemporary limp vellum, handwritten title on the flat spine, slightly soiled. Contemporary binding. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        An Essay Concerning Human Understanding. 2 vol.-set (Complete)

      Edmund Parker, London 1731 - Octavo (8 x 5"). [4], IV, [26], 372pp (Vol. 1); [2]pp (Publisher's advertisement), [16], 340, [27, index], [1]pp (Vol. 2). 19th-century black- and blind-stamped full calf, with gold numerotation on spines. Raised bands. First volume with an engraved frontispiece portrait of John Locke by Vertue, after a painting by G. Knetter. Decorative headpieces and initials.Tenth and enlarged edition of John Locke's Essay "Concerning Human Understanding," a philosophical landmark originally published in 1689 (although dated 1690).One of the principal sources of empiricism in modern philosophy, this essay presents a detailed, systematic philosophy of mind and thought, and wrestles with fundamental questions about how we think and perceive, and it even touches on how we express ourselves through language, logic, and religious practices. In the introduction, entitled 'The Epistle to the Reader,' Locke describes how he became involved in his current mode of philosophical thinking. He relates an anecdote about a conversation with friends that made him realize that men often suffer in their pursuit of knowledge because they fail to determine the limits of their understanding. The Essay is divided into four books (two per volume):First volume:- Book I is devoted to an attack on nativism or the doctrine of innate ideas. Locke allowed that some ideas are in the mind from an early age, but argued that such ideas are furnished by the senses starting in the womb: for instance, differences between colors or tastes. If we have a universal understanding of a concept like sweetness, it is not because this is an innate idea, but because we are all exposed to sweet tastes at an early age. One of Locke's fundamental arguments against innate ideas is the very fact that there is no truth to which all people attest. He took the time to argue against a number of propositions that rationalists offer as universally accepted truth, for instance the principle of identity, pointing out that at the very least children and idiots are often unaware of these propositions. - Book II: Whereas Book I is intended to reject the doctrine of innate ideas proposed by Descartes and the rationalists, Book II explains that every idea is derived from experience either by sensation - direct sensory information - or reflection - "the perception of the operations of our own mind within us, as it is employed about the ideas it has got". Furthermore, Book II is also a systematic argument for the existence of an intelligent being: "Thus, from the consideration of ourselves, and what we infallibly find in our own constitutions, our reason leads us to the knowledge of this certain and evident truth, that there is an eternal, most powerful, and most knowing being; which whether any one will please to call God, it matters not!" Second volume:- Book III focuses on words. Locke connects words to the ideas they signify, claiming that man is unique in being able to frame sounds into distinct words and to signify ideas by those words, and then that these words are built into language. Chapter ten in this book focuses on "Abuse of Words." Here, Locke calls out metaphysicians for making up new words that have no clear meaning. He also criticizes the use of words which are not linked to clear ideas, and to those who change the criteria or meaning underlying a term. Thus he uses a discussion of language to demonstrate sloppy thinking. Locke followed the Port-Royal Logique (1662) in numbering among the abuses of language those that he calls "affected obscurity" in chapter 10. Locke complains that such obscurity is caused by, for example, philosophers who, to confuse their readers, invoke old terms and give them unexpected meanings or who construct new terms without clearly defining their intent. Writers may also invent such obfuscation to make themselves appear more learned or their ideas more complicated and nuanced or erudite than they actually are. - Book IV and last, focuses on knowledge in general [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        The Altar of Love: Or, the Whole Art of Kissing In all its Varieties. Consisting of Poems, And other Miscellanies. By the most eminent Hands. Now first collected into a Volume. The Third Edition.

      London: Printed in the Year. 1731 - 8vo (in 4s), 190 x 118 mms., pp. [2] 3 - 32; [1] 2 - 40; [vi] [1] 2 - 32; [iv], v - vii [viii blank], 39 40 blank]; [iv[ v - viii, 39 [40 blank]; [iv], [1] 2 - 22; [viii] [1] 2 - 106 [107 -108 Contents]; [1] 2 - 16; [ii] 22, one full-page engraved plate, recently rebound in quarter calf, raised bands between gilt rules on spine, red morocco label, marbled boards; title-page soiled, a few other very small spots and stains, ex-library, with library stamp ("Free Public Library Wigan") in blind on title-page and library stamp on verso, but a clean text in a fine modern binding replicating an 18th century binding. A similar title was first published by "H. Curll," with different registration, and the edition statement is a nonsense for this nonce collection, whose contents seem to vary from copy to copy. The texts included here are The Art of Kissing; Popeana ("Advice before Marriage"); Jacob: The Rape of the Smock; Gay: The Hoop-Petticoat; The Patch; A Recipt for Soup [no title-page called for in collation[; Bury-Fair; William Bowman: Poems on Several Occasions; Addison: Oratio, An Oration in Defense of the New Philosophy; and An Apology for the Writings of Walter Moyle, being the last item, written by Curll, who was also the printer and publisher of this volume. It is not immediately clear what the last essay has to do with "the Whole Art of Kissing." ESTC and other online resources, as well as Foxon, record a number of different configurations for the works included under the catch-all title (possibly one of Curll's many jokes), but so far as I can tell, not this one. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Designs of Inigo Jones and Others.

      - London, Isaac Ware [1731]. Quarto contemporary calf (label missing, front hinge cracked but firm); engraved title, 5 engraved pages listing plates on three leaves and 48 plates numbered to 53 (six double page of which five carry two numbers). A rather good copy, fresh and crisp, with the charming armorial bookplate of White of Lincolns-Inn which is handcoloured and touched with gold. I suspect this is William Archibald Armstrong White but there were a few Whites of Lincolns Inn. First edition. Ware's first substantial production as part of the Burlington circle, in a way a popular version of the grander book produced by William Kent in 1727. Here the designs are mostly those of Jones and Kent (one is Burlington's) but a few had not been published before. Eileen Harris pointed out in her note on the William Kent book that its greatest influence is apparent in the use of details - doors, windows, ceilings, fireplaces &c - and doubtless the same claim can be made for this book; there are many fine details.

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        Officia propria sanctorum ecclesiae & dioecesis Curiensis adjunctis Officiis Sanctorum, quae a summis Pontificibus Breviario Romano ab Anno MDCCXXV. Uusque ad istum Annum MDCCXXXIX Inserta sunt . Domini Josephi Benedicti Episcopi Curiensis . Jussu, & Auctoritate edita. Feldkirch, Ph. A. Schmid 1739. 8°. VIII, 273 S., 14 S., 16 S., 8 S., Ldr. d. Zt. mit 2 Schließen.

      - Durstmüller I, 159.- Sehr seltener Druck aus Feldkirch in Vorarlberg (über KVK kein Ex. in einer Bibliothek in Österreich feststellbar).- Letztes, und gleichzeitig das einzige Buch mit größerem Seitenumfang aus der Officin von Philipp Anton Schmid, der nur von 1731 - 1739 in Feldkirch tätig war. Er nennt sich Hochfürstlich Churisch-Bischöflicher Hof-Buchdrucker, da Feldkirch damals zum Bistum Chr gehörte.- Die Heiligenfeste des Jahres für das Bistum Chur herausgegeben von dessen Bischof Joseph Benedikt von Rost (* 17. Februar 1696 in Vils, Tirol; ? 12. November 1754 in Chur). Er war von 1729 bis zu seinem Tod römisch-katholischer Fürstbischof des Bistums Chur.- Etw. fleckig, Ebd. berieben, oberes Kapital etw. lädiert.

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        Histoire de la guerre des Hussites et du concile de Basle

      - Chez Corneille Guillaume Le Febvre, à Utrecht 1731, in-4 (20x26cm), (4) xix (1) 484pp. et (4) 387pp., 2 volumes reliés. - Prima edizione, illustrata con 10 ritratti - [FRENCH VERSION FOLLOWS] Edition originale illustrée de 10 portraits gravés par Fillieul et Scottin, et publiée par sa veuve Emilie Lenfant. La Dissertation de M. de Beausobre sur les Adamites de Boheme suit l'ouvrage de Lenfant (258-370p.). 2 vignettes de titre. Biographie de l'auteur dans les pages liminaires. Ornements, bandeaux et culs-de-lampe. Reliures en pleine basane brune porphyre d'époque. Dos à nerfs ornés. Pièces de titre et de tomaison en maroquin fauve. manques en tête des 2 tomes. Mors supérieur fendu en queue du tome I. 4 coins émoussés. Frottements. Bons exemplaires. La guerre des Hussites constitue un événement historique de première importance dans l'histoire de l'église, de la Tchécoslovaquie et de la Bohème. En choisissant d'en établir l'histoire, l'écrivain protestant Lenfant y repère un avant goût de la Réforme protestante opérée par Luther et voit en Jan Huss un précurseur. Jan Huss est un prêtre Tchèque du quatorzième sièle qui prône la réforme de l'église, il demande un retour à la pauvreté évangélique et lutte contre les indulgences. Il prêche dans sa langue natale et traduit les Evangiles en Tchèque, fixant ainsi la langue écrite tchèque, et revendique la liberté pour son peuple, contre l'empereur et roi de Bohème. Le concile de Constance le condamne pour hérésie et au bûcher en 1415. Sa mort entraîne 18 années de guerre en Bohème. Les Hussites résisteront à 5 croisades catholiques demandées par le pape et domnineront la Bohème par leurs victoires militaires. L'église pliera devant certaines revendications des Hussites lors du Concile de Basle, accordant la lecture en tchèque de l'épitre et des Evangiles, et la communion en tchèque. En 1575, les deux tiers des Tchèques se rallieront à la réforme luthérienne.

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