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        Miscellanies. Consisting Chiefly of Original Pieces in Prose and Verse. By D--n S----t

      [London] Dublin Printed. London: Reprinted: A. Moore, 1734. First edition. Engraved ornament on title, engraved head- and tailpiece. [ii], 55 pp. 8vo. Disbound. Light waterstaining at gutter and margins. In a custom gray card folder with title label. First edition. Engraved ornament on title, engraved head- and tailpiece. [ii], 55 pp. 8vo. First edition of this unauthorized miscellany gathering previously published material. The name "A. Moore" is fictitious, as is the mention of a Dublin edition. "An Apology to Lady Carteret" and "An Epistle to his Excellency John Lord Carteret" are by Patrick Delany, and only one of the three prose pieces is by Swift. Rogers 754, 805, 807, 753; Teerink 40; Williams 374, 470, 479, 393

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        Histoire Maccaronique de Merlin Coccaie, prototype de Rabelais: avec l'Horrible Bataille des mouches et des fourmis.

      Senza note tipogr: MDCCXXXIV (Paris, 1734). 2 vol. in-12, pp. VIII, 370, 418, in deliziosa legatura del primo ottocento in pieno marocchino verde oliva, ornata in oro con larga bordura floreale sui piatti, dorsi a nervi con fregi e doppio tassello per titolo, tagli sup. dor., dent. int. Traduzione francese, rimasta anonima dalla prima del 1606, del famoso romanzo in lingua popolare e maccaronica uscito in italiano in originale nel 1517 a Venezia. Il testo del Merlin Cocai è considerato dai critici letterari come il prototipo del Gargantua e Pantagruel di Rabelais. Il secondo volume di questa edizione, da pag. 347 a fine, contiene ''L'orribile battaglia delle mosche e delle formiche'' poemetto di Folengo che imita la Batrocomiachia di Omero''. Esemplare d'amatore assai bello, a pieni margini.. .

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        De jure foeminarum illustrium tractatus nomino-politicus ad jura Germaniae potissimum accomodatus. Editio altera locupletata, cumprimis documentorum et exemplorum insignium copia quibus argumentum illustratur. Praemissa sunt summaria et annexi indices necessarii. Hauptteil u. 3 Anhänge in einem Band.

      Jena, Johann Felix Bielke, 1734. Fol. Titel in Rot u. Schwarz. Mit einigen Holzschn.-Vignetten u. -Initialen. Zus. ca. 700 S., Pgmt. d. Zt. m. durchzogenen Bünden m. goldgepr. Rückenschild u. dreiseitigem Rotschnitt. Zweite Ausgabe dieser berühmten Abhandlung anläßlich der Verhandlungen im Sächsischen Fürstenhause wegen der Einführung der Primogenitur (Erstgeborenen-Nachfolgeordnung), die Ludolf unter Verwendung umfangreichen Urkundenmaterials befürwortet. Damit wollte man der Zersplitterung des sächsischen Fürstenhauses entgegenwirken. - Besonders wichtig die hier angebundenen drei Appendices, die fast durchwegs in deutscher Sprache abgefasst sind. Sie enthalten Urkunden, Auszüge aus älteren Werken sowie Einzelheiten über die Regelung in den einzelnen deutschen Adelshäusern. - Einband leicht berieben bzw. fleckig. Zeitgen. gest. Wappen-Exlibris des Altdorfer Juristen G. G. König von Königsthal a. Vorsatzblatt. Hinteres Vorsatzblatt zur Hälfte entfernt. Tlw. schwach gebräunt bzw. stockfleckig. - Stinzing/L. III/1, Noten 103; ADB XIX, 392. Versand D: 12,50 EUR Ludolf, De jure foeminarum illustrium tractatus nomino-politicus ad jura Germaniae potissimum accomodatus. Editio altera

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        Reglement Uber ein Kayserliches Regiment zu Fuß. Samt dem Exercitio, so wohl mit der Flinten, als Mousqueten und Schweins-Feder, Wie auch dem kurtzen Gewöhr, Beydes nach dem Commando, und denen Trommel-Streichen. Neue verbesserte Auflage.

      - Nürnberg, J. G. Lochner, 1734. 4to. 5 Bl., 362 S., 3 Bl. Mit gestochenem Frontispiz, 6 gefalteten Kupfertafeln u. 3 gefalteten Tabellen. Pergament d. Zeit mit Rotschnitt u. neuem Rückentitel. Zweite verbesserte Ausgabe der in 51 "Nummern" unterteilten Exerzierordnung, die wohl ca. 1715 entstanden ist. Nach dem Vorwort des Verlegers zur vorliegenden Ausgabe ist der Autor bei der Belagerung von Belgrad 1717 ehrenvoll ums Leben gekommen. Regal legte viel Gewicht auf das Zeremonielle. Das "Reglement" machte großes Aufsehen u. gewann geradezu halboffizielle Geltung" (Jähns), sein Autor sah sich Neid u. auch Spott ausgesetzt. Der Prinz von Ligne, dessen Vater die Schlacht bei Belgrad miterlebt hatte, beschreibt, daß 'l'exercice à la Regal" durchaus nicht nur ein Lob bedeutete u. ein gehöriges "Abspecken" dem Reglement gut täte (zit. nach Jähns). Die erste Ausgabe wurde 1728 gedruckt. - Jähns 1670 f.: "sehr tüchtig aber auch sehr pedantisch"). - Etwas gebräunt u. stockfleckig, 1 Tabelle mit kl. Eckabriß. Titel verso Stempel der Fürstenberg-Bibliothek Donaueschingen. [Attributes: First Edition]

      [Bookseller: Buch & Consult Ulrich Keip]
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        A Complete History of the Wars in Italy; containing a particular account of all the battles, sieges, &c. Likewise a true relation of the most secret intrigues and negotiations of the courts of France, Spain, Germany, and Savoy. Interspersed with variety of entertaining amours and original letters of the several Princes concerned. Also the political intrigues of the late King of Sardinia, containing an account of the ill treatment of Mr Phelippeaux the French Ambassador at the Court of Turin, contrary to the Law of Nations. Translated from the original French of Count Bonneval, now in great esteem at the court of the Grand-Seignior, by J. Sparrow, Gent. With a correct map explaining the seat of the last and present war in Italy.

      Printed for W. Mears. 1734 - [16], 376pp, engraved folding map bound as a frontispiece. 8vo. Some sl. worming to blank lower margin from page 253, single hole to page 301 then sl. more noticeable. Handsome full contemporary calf, gilt panelled spine, red morocco label. F.e.ps pasted down on to boards. ESTC T139730, the first English edition, and indicating that the author is not Count Bonneval. A second edition was published in 1736, under the title, Memoirs of the Famous Bashaw Bonneval. Our research indicates that the translator J. Sparrow also appears to be fictitious; ESTC records ?Sparrow? as author of A New English Dictionary in 1739, noting that the name is a pseudonym for Benjamin Norton Defoe. Benjamin, a hack writer, is thought to be the illegitimate son of Daniel Defoe, although the evidence is inconclusive. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Antiquiores pontificum romanorum denarii olim in lucem editi, notisque illustrati a V.C. Joanne Vignolio ( ), & notis pariter illustrati studio et cura Benedicti Floravantis.

      Typis Rochi Bernabò (Rocco Bernabò), Roma 1734 - in-4° (26 x 20 cm); pp. (16), 100; frontespizio in rosso e nero con vignetta calcografica, 30 calcografie raffiguranti monete all’interno del testo, capilettera e finalini xilografici; legatura in mezza pergamena, titolo in oro su tassello marrone al dorso, filetti in oro al dorso, piatti marmorizzati; seconda edizione (la prima è del 1709) di una delle più significative opere mai composte sulla monetazione pontificia, adorno di una ricca iconografia calcografica; opera interessante, poco diffusa. Prov.: timbro di possesso ovale in inchiostro rosso sbiadito (a nome Caironi Agostino - Milano). Rif.: IT\ICCU\BRIE\000416. Cond.: numerose fioriture, ingiallimento, correzione manoscritta a inchiostro rosso a p. 20, segni d’uso e spellature; esemplare in barbe; opera in ottime condizioni generali. 420g. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        The Koran, Commonly called The Alcoran of Mohammed.

      London: by C. Ackers for J. Wilcox,, 1734. Translated into English immediately from the Original Arabic; with Explanatory Notes, taken from the most approved Commentators. To which is prefixed A Preliminary Discourse. By George Sale. Quarto (248 x 190 mm). Contemporary sprinkled calf, rebacked with the original gilt-tooled spine laid down, raised bands, title gilt to second compartment, rolled gilt border enclosing decorative blind panel to sides, red sprinkled edges. Title-page printed in red and black, folding map of Arabia, 3 genealogical plates of which 2 folding, one folding plan of Mecca. Light craquelure to darkened spine, sides and extremities lightly rubbed and scuffed, title page slightly browned, very small closed tear to folding map stub, a few trivial marks to contents, but otherwise remarkably crisp and fresh internally. A very good copy. First edition of Sale's Qur'an, the first English translation of the Qur'an to be made directly from the Arabic, and the basis for all subsequent English editions until the mid-nineteenth century; previously the only complete English translation had been Alexander Ross's 1649 version, which relied solely on the 1647 French edition by Alexandre du Ryer. George Sale was a solicitor and "the first notable English Arabist who was not in holy orders … From 1726 to 1734 he was closely associated with the Society for the Propagation of Christian Knowledge, which he served in his legal capacity. Meanwhile he was working on a translation of the Qur'an … a landmark in the history of Qur'anic studies" (Holt, Studies in the History of the Near East, p. 58). Sale was textually indebted to the 1698 Latin translation of Ludovico Marracci, confessor to Pope Innocent XI; notably, his citation of Muslim commentators is restricted to those already mentioned by his predecessor. Yet Sale's work, and in particular his extensive Preliminary Discourse discussing both the biography of the Prophet and the Arabian context of Islam, displays "an enlightened and objective attitude which may have been responsible for his gradual dissociation from the activities of the SPCK", in contrast to the openly polemical intentions of Marracci, whose prefaced offered a lengthy refutation of the Qur'an and Muhammad's prophethood (ibid.) Sale's balanced presentation of Muhammad and Islamic origins was much admired by his contemporaries, including Voltaire, Lessing and especially Gibbon, whose treatment of Arabian history and Islam in his Decline and Fall relies heavily on Sale. In 1921 Edward Denison Ross claimed that Sale's version had still not been superseded, and more than fifty years later Sale's objectivity guarded him from criticism in Edward Said's Orientalism (1978). Provenance: ownership inscription of "Wm Woodforde, Galhampton House" to the front pastedown, above the later ownership inscription "Jane Woodforde, Ansford House, 1845". William (1758-1844) was the nephew of the noted Somerset clergyman James (1740-1803), whose diaries (mentioning William) were rediscovered and published in the early 20th century as The Diary of a Country Parson, and have been widely studied for its "incomparably vivid picture of country life and manners" (ODNB): an interesting provenance hinting at Sale's wide contemporary readership and the growing interest in Islam across 18th-century England.

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        The Koran, Commonly called The Alcoran of Mohammed. Translated into English immediately from the Original Arabic; with Explanatory Notes, taken from the most approved Commentators. To which is prefixed A Preliminary Discourse. By George Sale.

      London: by C. Ackers for J. Wilcox, 1734 - Quarto (248 x 190 mm). Contemporary sprinkled calf, rebacked with the original gilt-tooled spine laid down, raised bands, title gilt to second compartment, rolled gilt border enclosing decorative blind panel to sides, red sprinkled edges. Light craquelure to darkened spine, sides and extremities lightly rubbed and scuffed, title page slightly browned, very small closed tear to folding map stub, a few trivial marks to contents, but otherwise remarkably crisp and fresh internally. A very good copy. Title-page printed in red and black, folding map of Arabia, 3 genealogical plates of which 2 folding, one folding plan of Mecca. First edition of Sale's Qur'an, the first English translation of the Qur'an to be made directly from the Arabic, and the basis for all subsequent English editions until the mid-nineteenth century; previously the only complete English translation had been Alexander Ross's 1649 version, which relied solely on the 1647 French edition by Alexandre du Ryer. George Sale was a solicitor and "the first notable English Arabist who was not in holy orders From 1726 to 1734 he was closely associated with the Society for the Propagation of Christian Knowledge, which he served in his legal capacity. Meanwhile he was working on a translation of the Qur'an a landmark in the history of Qur'anic studies" (Holt, Studies in the History of the Near East, p. 58). Sale was textually indebted to the 1698 Latin translation of Ludovico Marracci, confessor to Pope Innocent XI; notably, his citation of Muslim commentators is restricted to those already mentioned by his predecessor. Yet Sale's work, and in particular his extensive Preliminary Discourse discussing both the biography of the Prophet and the Arabian context of Islam, displays "an enlightened and objective attitude which may have been responsible for his gradual dissociation from the activities of the SPCK", in contrast to the openly polemical intentions of Marracci, whose prefaced offered a lengthy refutation of the Qur'an and Muhammad's prophethood (ibid.) Sale's balanced presentation of Muhammad and Islamic origins was much admired by his contemporaries, including Voltaire, Lessing and especially Gibbon, whose treatment of Arabian history and Islam in his Decline and Fall relies heavily on Sale. In 1921 Edward Denison Ross claimed that Sale's version had still not been superseded, and more than fifty years later Sale's objectivity guarded him from criticism in Edward Said's Orientalism (1978). Provenance: ownership inscription of "Wm Woodforde, Galhampton House" to the front pastedown, above the later ownership inscription "Jane Woodforde, Ansford House, 1845". William (1758-1844) was the nephew of the noted Somerset clergyman James (1740-1803), whose diaries (mentioning William) were rediscovered and published in the early 20th century as The Diary of a Country Parson, and have been widely studied for its "incomparably vivid picture of country life and manners" (ODNB): an interesting provenance hinting at Sale's wide contemporary readership and the growing interest in Islam across 18th-century England. [Attributes: First Edition]

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        Dictionnaire historique et critique par MR Pierre Bayle. Cinquième édition, revue, corrigée et augmentée de remarques critiques, avec la vie de l'auteur, par MR des Maizeaux.

      Amsterdam [Trevoux], Compagnie des libraires, 1734. 5 volumes in-folio, plein veau marbré et glacé de l'époque, dos à nerfs, caisson ornés, roulettes et dentelles, double filet en coupes, 2 ff.- XXIV- CXX- 857 pp. ; 2 ff.- 1004 pp. ; 2 ff.- 904 pp ; 2 ff.- 985 pp. ; 2 ff.- 887- (1)- 103- (1) pp. Portrait de Pierre Bayle en frontispice d'après Petit, une vignette gravée sur cuivre sur chaque titre, et une gravure à mi-page en tête de l'épître au duc d'Orléans, dessinée et gravée par Picart et datée 1720. Coiffes de têtes usées, coins lég. émoussés, Humidité marginale et petits effrangements en têt des 2 premiers volumes, plus marquée au second, légère en fin de troisième volume. Par ailleurs très bon. Edition pirate, la sixième de ce dictionnaire et non la cinquième comme mentionné au titre ; elle contient pour la première fois les importantes remarques de l'abbé Laurent-Josse Leclerc, situées à la fin de chaque volume. Publié pour la première fois en 1696, le dictionnaire de Bayle occupe une place de marque dans l'histoire de la pensée encyclopédique.

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        \"Pirouette auf einem kleinen Circul rechts\". Der Reiter gibt dem Pferd mit der an den Hals gelegten Gerte einen sanften Wink, den er recht gut versteht und sich dreht, in einer Reithalle.

       Kupferstich von Johann Elias Ridinger, 1734, 47 x 36,5 cm. Thienemann 642. - \"Neue Reit Schul vorstellend einen vollkommenen Reuter in allen Lectionen\", Blatt 15. - In den breiten Rändern unten geglättete leichte Knitterspuren, wenige kleine hinterlegte Randeinrisse. - \"Diese Sammlung ist selten und sehr gesucht\" (Thienemann S. 129). Versand D: 6,00 EUR Berufe, Reiten

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        De la meilleure maniere de mesurer sur mer le chemin d'un vaisseau, inde'pendemment des obsevations astronomiques. Piece qui a remporté le Prix de l'Academie Royale des Sciences, proposé pour l'année 1733, selon la fondation faite par feu M. Rouillé de Meslay, ancien Conseiller au Parlemant.

      Paris, l'Imprimerie Royale, 1734. - 40 Seiten, mit 2 gestochenen Falttafeln, einer gestochenen Titelblatt- sowie einer hübsch gestochenen großen Textvignette. 4to (ca. 26x19 cm), neuerer Pappband. Polak 7658. Erste Ausgabe! Giovanni Poleni (1683-1761) war Professor der Astronomie und Physikwissenschaften an der Universität zu Padua und ab 1719 der Nachfolger für N. Bernoulli als Professor für Mathematik. Er wurde zweimal mit dem Preis der Académie Royale des Science ausgezeichnet, zum einen für das vorliegende Werk, in dem er astronomische Bestimmungen zur See und 1736 für seine Studien über Schiffsanker. In einem fachmännisch eingebundenen neueren Pappeinband, mit hübsch marmorierten Deckelbezügen. Innen leichter gebräunt, sonst sehr gut erhalten. First Edition. With 2 folding engraved plates. woodcut headpiece and initial. Poleni was professor of astronomy and physics at the University of Padua, and in 1719, succeeded N.Bernoulli as professor of mathematics. He was twice honoured with prizes by the Académie Royale des Sciences, for the present paper on a method of calculating, independently of astronomical observations, the distance traveled by a ship, and in 1736, for a study of ships' anchors. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        La parfaite connoissance des chevaux, leur anatomie, leurs bonnes & mauvaises qualitez, leurs maladies & les remedes qui y conviennent

      La Haye, Moetjens, 1734. In-folio, plein veau moderne, dos à nerfs épais, titre à froid sur le plat, (8)- 256- (8) pp. Portrait frontispice, vignette de titre, entête aux armes des curateurs et 61 planches hors-texte gravées par Bleyswick, Lacave et Creite. Quelques usures à la reliure. Ex-libris Pierre J. Rouchy. Mouillures claires marginales, lég. rousseurs éparses. Edition originale. Bon exemplaire de travail truffé de feuillets annotés ou vierges, annotations manuscrites sur certaines planches. La plupart sont d'exactes copies des célèbres planches Dell'Anatomia de Carlo Ruini, parue en 1598 et attribuées au Titien (Mennessier de La Lance, II, 490.)

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        An Essay on Man. Address'd to a Friend. Part I [Large Paper Copy]. [Bound with:] An Essay on Man. In Epistles to a Friend. Epistle II [And:] Epistle III [And:] Epistle IV

      Printed for J. Willford, London 1734 - First edition, large paper copy of Part I; first edition of Epistles II & IV; second edition of Epistle III. Collation: [A2], B2 (-B2), B-D2; A-D2, E1; A-E2; A-F2, with terminal leaf of advertisements. 1 vols. 13-11/16 x 9-1/8 in. 'Essay on Man': Hogan Copy, Part I on Large Paper, with A.N.S by Wise. The first part of Pope's celebrated 'Essay on Man' is present in a large paper copy, corresponding to Foxon P824 and Rothschild 1614, where the Note succinctly renders the complexities of the bibliographical debate: "Part I is the variant described by Wise (Ashley) as the first; Griffith (p. 224 et seq.) argues that it is the second, (G)." Foxon notes that "Pp. 1-6 (and presumably cancelled B2) are reimpressed; the remainder is from standing type revised and rearranged." (The pagination omits pp. 7-8 but the text is complete. Griffith does not mention large paper copies of 304 and records an uncut copy as measuring 12-1/8 x 7-7/8 in, substantially smaller than the present copy.)This copy from the library of Frank Hogan, with autograph notes by Wise concerning the issue points of this copy laid in. Wise writes "This is an unusually fine copy ? Part I is a Large Paper Copy. This is very rare indeed. Yours is only the 2nd Large Paper copy I have actually held in my hand, & besides these I have only heard of one other. That makes 3. For many years my copy on L.P. was supposed to be unique". Rothschild 1614 ("variant Part I"); Foxon P824 ("no watermark"), P833, P844, P845; Griffith 304 (no mention of Large Paper copies), 300, 315 (note), 331; Grolier One Hundred Books Famous in English Literature 43; Ashley IV, p. 38 (no. 1); Hogan sale part two (1945), lot 563 (this copy) Contemporary vellum backed marbled boards. Bookplates of George Legh and High Legh Library; Frank Hogan; one other. With 2 pp. autograph notes by T.J. Wise inserted. Some rubbing and minor soiling. In maroon morocco folding box (worn and split) Collation: [A2], B2 (-B2), B-D2; A-D2, E1; A-E2; A-F2, with terminal leaf of advertisements. 1 vols. 13-11/16 x 9-1/8 in First edition, large paper copy of Part I; first edition of Epistles II & IV; second edition of Epistle III. [Attributes: First Edition]

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        Essai sur la musique ancienne et moderne. With : (2) [LA BORDE, Jean-Benjamin de]. Mémoires sur les proportions musicales, le genre énarmonique des Grecs et celui des modernes ... Supplément a l'Essai sur la musique.Paris, printed by Denys Pierres and sold by Eugène Onfroy, 1870-1781. 2 works in 4 volumes. 4to. Each title-page with engraved vignette, numerous engraved head- and tailpieces, letterpress music notes, 3 folding letterpress tables and 463 engraved plates (several folding). Contemporary calf, gold-tooled spines.

      Cohen 538; Fétis II, 26; Honegger II, 682; for La Borde: Fend, "La Borde, Jean-Benjamin de", in: Grove Music Online. Very rare first edition of a wide-ranging account of music, finely illustrated and including complete compositions by Claude le Jeune, Lassus, Ronsard and several others. It "remains an extremely valuable source of information on 18th-century music, as well as that of earlier periods and its historiography" (Fend). La Borde, a popular composer, writer and farm tax collector, assembled a vast amount of information on music, both European and non-European. The first volume describes, amongst others, the music of Chaldea, Egypt, Persia, Turkey and Arabia, followed by chapters on individual instruments, with illustrations of a marabba, tambura, semendsje, and a surma. Volumes 2-4 are devoted to composition and songs and the supplement describes harmony and proportion, concluding with the engraved text and music of a song, with the several parts ("basse", "taille" and "haute contre") engraved separately.Jean-Benjamin de La Borde (1734-1794) studied the violin with Dauvergne and composition with the great Jean-Philippe Rameau. He composed many "opéras comiques" and wrote a number of books on topography, music, history and literature, but he is best remembered as the author of the present encyclopaedic work on music.In very good condition. A renowned work on music, attractively bound in contemporary calf.

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        Ingermanlandiae seu Ingriae novissima tabula luci tradita

      Nürnberg Homann Heirs 1734 - "Ingermanlandiae seu Ingriae novissima tabula luci tradita". Orig. copper-engraving published by Homann's Heirs, 1734. Original old colouring. With small panoramatic view of the city holded by three angels (ca. 11:23 cm) and with two figure and heraldic cartouches. 47,5:56 cm (18 3/4 x 22 inch.). Map of St. Petersbourgh with its environs. Beautiful and decorative map.

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        Histoire Maccaronique de Merlin Coccaie, prototype de Rabelais: avec l'Horrible Bataille des mouches et des fourmis.

      Senza note tipogr: MDCCXXXIV (Paris, 1734), - 2 vol. in-12, pp. VIII, 370, 418, in deliziosa legatura del primo ottocento in pieno marocchino verde oliva, ornata in oro con larga bordura floreale sui piatti, dorsi a nervi con fregi e doppio tassello per titolo, tagli sup. dor., dent. int. Traduzione francese, rimasta anonima dalla prima del 1606, del famoso romanzo in lingua popolare e maccaronica uscito in italiano in originale nel 1517 a Venezia. Il testo del Merlin Cocai è considerato dai critici letterari come il prototipo del Gargantua e Pantagruel di Rabelais. Il secondo volume di questa edizione, da pag. 347 a fine, contiene ''L'orribile battaglia delle mosche e delle formiche'' poemetto di Folengo che imita la Batrocomiachia di Omero''. Esemplare d'amatore assai bello, a pieni margini. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        A General History of the Lives and Adventures of the Most Famous Highwaymen, Murderers, Street-Robbers, &c.

      London: J. Janeway,, 1734. To which is added, a Genuine Account of the Voyages and Plunders of the most Notorious Pyrates. Interspersed with several diverting Tales, and pleasant Songs. And adorned with the heads of the most Remarkable Villains, Curiously Engraven on Copper. Small folio (353 x 223 mm). Late 19th century red morocco by Bedford, richly gilt spine, two-line gilt border on sides enclosing gilt French fillet panel with corner fleurons, all edges gilt, marbled endpapers. Title page printed in red and black, 26 copperplates by Basire, Bowles, Toms, Atkins, Parr or Pritchard after Nicholls or Jett, woodcut initials and ornaments. Joints and extremities professionally refurbished. An excellent copy, tall, clean and crisp. First edition (with the catchword "As" on the first page of the introduction). Originally published in seventy-two weekly twopenny numbers, Johnson's famous book is actually a compilation of excerpts from Alexander Smith's History of the Lives of the Most Noted Highwaymen (1714) and Johnson's own earlier publication A General History of the Robberies and Murders of the most Notorious Pyrates (1724). "In 1932 the American scholar John Robert Moore announced that the real author of the History of the Pyrates was none other than Daniel Defoe but subsequent research has cast serious doubt on this theory. Johnson's evident familiarity with seamen's language suggests that he spent time at sea and he may well have been a sea captain" (ODNB). The illustrations, largely engraved by Isaac Basire after Nicholls, have a robust Hogarthian vigour and a number exemplify the archetypal perception of the highwayman holding up a stage coach at gunpoint. Provenance: the Hoe copy, from the library of Robert Hoe III (1839-1909), New York businessman and celebrated bibliophile, with his black morocco gilt book label (sale of his library, Anderson Auction Company, 8 January 1912, lot 1797).

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        Schriftmaatige Betoogingen en Verklaringen van de Voorbeeldige Geschiedenissen volgens de Voorseggingen der Propheten, en Teekenen der Tyden. Begrepen in de 24. eerste Capittelen van Genesis. Op syn plaats syn ingevoegt sakelyke Verklaringen van den VIII. XIX. en CIV. Psalmen.

      sGravenhage, Cornelis Boucquet 1734 - (24) 496 (15) p. Origineel Perkament, 8° (Opnieuw in de band gezet, marges wat gevlekt, voorwerk teer aan de randen en plaatselijk gerestaureerd, hierdoor enkele woorden tekstverlies.)

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        Histoire des revolutions d'Espagne depuis la destruction de l'Empire des Goths, jusqu'à l'entiére & parfaite réünion des Royaumes de Castille & d'Aragon en une seule monarchie.

      Paris, Chez Rollin Fils, 1734. - 3 volumes. 4°, contemporary French calf, spines heavily gilt with raised bands in six compartments, red leather lettering pieces in second and third compartments from head (some wear, spine heads chipped). Woodcut headpieces, tailpieces and initials. Slight browning; occasional light foxing; some minor stains and soiling. Overall very good. xxvi, 579, (1) pp., (18 ll.), 1 folding engraved map of Spain and Portugal; xiv pp., (1 l.), 644 pp., (13 ll.), 1 folding engraved genealogical chart; vii, (1), 655, (1) pp., (12 ll.). *** FIRST EDITION of this detailed history of Spain from the Moorish invasion in 711 to the death of Ferdinand V in 1516. Divided into nine books, the Histoire takes for its theme the gradual Christian reconquest of Spain from the Moors and the unification of Castile and Aragon under Ferdinand and Isabella. Orléans finished only the first seven books, the last two being completed by Pierre Joseph Arthuys and Pierre Brumoy. The Histoire was reprinted at The Hague, 1734; Paris, 1737 and 1787, and an Italian translation appeared at Venice, 1737. The folding map, specially engraved for this edition, was prepared by the French cartographer Jean Baptiste Nolin.The folding engraved plate in volume II is a genealogical tree (drawn to look like an actual tree) showing the pretenders to the throne of Aragon in the early fifteenth century.Orléans (1641-1698) was born in Bourges and entered the Jesuit order in 1659, later serving as an instructor in rhetoric. He had earlier written a similar work, Histoire des revolutions d'Angleterre (Amsterdam, 1689), which met with considerable success, being reprinted many times and translated into several languages. Among his many other published works are biographies of noted Jesuits.*** Backer-Sommervogel V, 1944. Brunet II, 822. Graesse II, 428. NUC: MH, NjP, InU, CU, MeB, NNG. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Alciphron, ou Le petit philosophe ; en sept dialogues; Contenant une Apologie de la Religion Chrétienne contre ceux que l'on nomme Esprits-Forts.

      - La Haye, P. Gosse & J. Neaulme, 1734. 2 volumes in-12, plein veau porphyre de l'époque, dos lisses ornés de compartiments fleuronnés et cloisonnés, pièces de titre et de tomaison de maroquin bordeaux, triples filets d'encadrement sur les plats, filets sur les coupes, tranches jaspées, (8), 372, (10) p. et (2), 218, (6), 133, (15) p., planche gravée dépliante de figures géométriques. Première traduction française, par l’encyclopédiste Elie de Joncourt, d’‘Alciphron, or the Minute Philosopher’, que Berkeley composa en 1729 à Newport (Rhode Island), ce qui en fait le premier ouvrage philosophique d’importance rédigé en Amérique du Nord. "Alciphron reprend le projet pascalien d'une apologie de la religion chrétienne contre ses critiques modernes. D'une haute tenue littéraire, l'oeuvre est imitée des dialogues platoniciens et s'inscrit dans la grande tradition apologétique. Parmi les quelques intellectuels qui s'y sont risqués depuis la Renaissance, Berkeley est un de ceux qui se sont le plus brillamment acquittés de cette tâche" (Pierre M. Bellemare, Univ. du Québec). Pour les historiens des idées, l’ouvrage possède une valeur considérable par le débat qu’il suscita autour de la question du déisme, parmi ses contemporains en Angleterre: Shaftesbury, Hobbes, Toland, Tindal, Collins, Mandeville, comme en France à travers Voltaire et ses détracteurs. Contient, en fin du second volume: "Essay sur une nouvelle théorie de la vision" ("Nouvelle théorie de la vision défendue et expliquée"), en pagination séparée. (‘France Littéraire’, I, 286. Jessop, ‘A Bibliography of Berkeley’, 126b. Rochedieu, Bibliogr. of French translations of English works’, 22). Petit cachet ex-libris. Très bon exemplaire, bien relié à l’époque. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        The Natural, Experimental, and Medicinal History of the Mineral Waters of Derbyshire, Lincolnshire, and Yorkshire, particularly those of Scarborough. . their Uses shewn and explained,.

      Printed for the Author, 1734., London: - 4to. [xxiv], xxii, 359 [i.e. 361], [3] pp. [Note: A leaf signed "[Uu]" and numbered "[315]" and "[316]" precedes the normal p. 315]. Half-title, subscriber’s list. 5 engraved plates (including 4 folding [plates: pp. 23, 75, 112, 196, 236 (repaired)]), table of waters, errata; some edge browning. Twentieth century half calf, marbled boards, raised bands, green leather gilt-stamped spine label, recent endleaves; rubbed. Very good copy. First edition . Mineral waters were discovered at Scarborough in 1626. This is one of three texts published in the 1730s that described the virtues of the mineral waters at Scarborough. These included accounts by John Atkins, Peter Shaw and Thomas Short. Short differentiated from the others in that in addition to recommending the mineral waters for a curing “bewildering range of complaints,” he also supported moderation in diet, exercise and liquor. This work by Short was sponsored by the Royal Society and includes a preface addressing the society and Sir Hans Sloane, the president. The text offers the authors view, including why mineral waters are not beneficial to all, the history of mineral waters in Britain, rules for use, differences between waters found at Bath, Buxton, Matlock and Scarborough. Minerals found in the spa are mentioned, as well as shells and even diamonds. The effect of waters on kidney stones and other health benefits are mentioned. Sulphur is frequently referred to. Robert Boyle also wrote on mineral waters and Thomas Short here responds to his position (p. x), being displeased with Boyle’s lack of belief that mineral waters had properties capable of promoting health. In addition Boyle took positions on how to analyze the chemical or mineral content of mineral waters, in particular the oak-gall test. â€" Allen G. Debus, The Chemical Philosophy: Paracelsian Science and Medicine in the Sixteenth and Seventeenth Centuries, (1977), p. 497. The appendix discusses, liquors (brandy, rum, rack (or Arack, an anise-flavored liquor), malt spirits, mead, methlegin, hydromel), grapes, cider, ale, tea, and wine (birch wine, gooseberry wine, cowslip (Primula veris â€" used to flavor wine), orange wines. raspberry or strawberry wine). Thomas Short, physician, practiced medicine in Sheffield, England. This works deal with mineral waters, tea and milk (1730, 1734, 1750, 1766, and 1767). REFERENCES: ESTC: T130118; Hirsch, V, pp. 251-52; DNB, XVIII, pp. 154-5. FULL TITLE: The Natural, Experimental, and Medicinal History of the Mineral Waters of Derbyshire, Lincolnshire, and Yorkshire, particularly those of Scarborough. Wherein, They are carefully examined and compared, their Contents discovered and divided, their Uses shewn and explained, and an Account given of their Discovery and Alterations. Together with the Natural History of the Earths, Minerals and Fossils through which the Chief of them pass. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

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        Tractatus quatuor anatomici de aure humana... Angebunden: Tractatus quintus ... (et) sextus .. de aure monstri humani...

      Halle, Orphanotrohei, 1734-35, 4, (12), 84 pp., (6), (1), 64, (6) pp., 6 gefalt. Kupfertafeln von König nach Zeichnungen seines Schüler's Petsche, Pappband d.Zt. wenige Seiten etwas fleckig, schönes Expl. Erste Auflage! "In Deutschland hat sich die Ohrenheilkunde ebenso wie andere Sonderzweige der Medizin erst um die Mitte des vorigen Jahrhunderts eine eigene Stellung als Spezialfach erworben. Die wissenschaftliche Grundlage haben ihr eine Reihe von Älteren Anatomen und Klinikern gegeben, die dem Gehörorgan besondere Aufmerksamkeit schenkten und sich mit otiatrischen Studien beschäftigten. Hervorragende Physiker förderten die Lehre von der Akustik und gaben uns damit die Mittel in die Hand, die Diagnostik der Hörstörungen auszuarbeiten. Nach beiden Richtungen hin, im praktischen wie im theoretischen Sinne, muss Berliner Gelehrten ein wesentlichen Anteil an der vorbereitenden Ohrenheilkunde zuerkannt werden." "So hat schon der Anatom Cassebohn, der im Jahre 1743 in Berlin starb, wichtige Arbeiten über die Bildung des äusseren Gehörorganes geschrieben und sogar eine Zergliederungstechnik des Felsenbeines angegeben." A.Passow, Die Ohrenheilkunde in BerlinDiese 6 Traktate sind ein Hauptwerk der Otologie. Die von dem Studenten Petsche gezeichneten Tafeln gehören zu den besten seiner Zeit. Johann Friedrich Cassebohm (1699-1743) was one of several eigtheenth century German anatomists who, inspired by the achievements of their Italian counterparts (Valsalva, Cotugno, Casserio et al.), made significant contributions to the study of the anatomy of the ear. His six treatises on the ear, representing the complete results of his researches, contained much new and revised information on the organ of hearing, particularly regarding the middle ear. The first five treatises deal with the temporal bone, outer ear, tympanic cavity, contents of the tympanic cavity, and the labyrinth the sixth describes a monstrous "double ear" taken from a malformed six-month-fetus. Cassebohn's discussion of the temporal bone contained the first precise and detailed account of its structures, and he anticipated Cotugno in his knowledge of the two recesses in the labyrinth's vestibular sacs. He also gave an excellent account of the changes that the ear undergoes in the fetus, the infant and the aged. Cassebohm's studies of the embryonic ear far surpassed his predecessors, including Valsalva and Morgagni, and were themselves not surpassed until the work of Huschke and von Baer. Rare - both the Bibl. Walleriania and Heirs of Hippocrates list only the first four tracts. Garrison & Morton No. 469.1 + 1547 Politzer, Gesch. Ohrenheilk. I, pp.297-301 Seilers Coll. 12 Norman Col. No.409

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        De motu animalium.

      Editio nova Neapolitana. - Neapel, Mosca für B.Gessari, 1734, 8 Bl., 186 pp., 2 Bl., pp.187-494, 1 Bl., 19 KpfrTaf., Halbpergamenteinband der Zeit sehr gutes, etwas altersfleckiges Exemplar. Wertvolle und umfangreiche Ausgabe mit den zusätzlich enthalten wichtigen Dissertationen "De Motu Musculorum" und "De Effervescentia, et Fermentatione" des Basler Arztes u. Mathematikers Johann Bernouli (1667-1784), die in früheren Editionen nicht enthalten sind. Das Werk Giovanni Alfonso Borelli (1667-1679) bildet einen Meilenstein in der Einführung physikalischer Experimente zur mechanischen Interpretation der Lebensvorgänge. Borelli war der führende Vertreter der Iatrophysik. Im "De motu animalium" schildert er seine bahnbrechenden Theorien zur Körperbewegung der Tiere und des Menschen. Besondere Beachtung findet der Kontraktionsvorgang der Muskeln sowie dessen Kraft und Hebelwirkung nebst Einwirkung auf das Skelett. Die animalischen Bewegungsformen wie das Gehen, Fliegen, Schwimmen, etc. werden unter Anwendung der geometrischen Mechanik eingehend untersucht. "Die Iatromechaniker bemühten sich erstmals, die Gallenabsonderung rechnend zu erfassen und die Exkretionsleistung der Leber-Gallen-Maschine quantitativ darzustellen." Mani II, S.137f. Borelli, Schüler von Galileo und Lehrer von Malphigi, war auch in Rom auch Leibarzt der schwedischen Königin Maria Christina, der er das vorliegende Werk widmete. Corrected and enlarged edition of this famed treatise in which the principles of mechanics were first applied to the muscular system of animals. The complex kinetics of standing, running, and walking were investigated. Borelli realized that the bones were levers, and that the muscular tissue was the moving power. cf. Garrison & Morton 762 (1st.Ed. 1680) Horblit 13 (1st.Ed.) Herald of Science 190 (1st.Ed.) Wellcome I, 204 Hirsch-H I, 637 DSB 2, 306 Poggendorf I, 240.

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        De lustplaats Groot Heerema by Franeker in vaarzen beschreeven, nevens eenige mengel poezy. Amsterdam, Tielenburg, 1734.

      Gebonden in geheel perkamenten band uit de tijd, (34)+198+(1) pag. Geillustreerd met titelprent ('D. Willinks mengelpoezy') door J.C. Philips, gegraveerde opdracht aan mr. N.C. Hasselaar (door H. Post, 1734), 3 gegraveerde tussentitels (door J.C. Philips, 1734) en (toegevoegd) een portret van D. Willink (door F. Ottens naar G. Lubienietzki). Opdracht door B. de Bosch die de bundel na overlijden van Willink redigeerde. Drempelverzen van H. Post, G. Klinkhamer, A. de Haen, L. Pater, G. Blaaupot, D.C. Lutkeman, D. v. Beek, A. Bogaert. Het lofdicht op Groot Heerema is opgedragen aan zijn eigenaar Livius Dirk van Andringa.

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        Hedendaagsche historie of Tegenwoordige Staat van alle volkeren, deel VI. Amsterdam, Tirion, 1734.

      (14)+316+(4)+326+(14) pag., geheel perkament. Goed exemplaar. Behandelt: Europees Turkije, Griekenland, Polen en Lithouwen. Geillustreerd met titelprent, kaart van Europa, kaart van Europisch Turkyen, kaart van Polen, plattegrond van Dantzig en 6 gravures.

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        AN EPISTLE FROM MR. POPE, TO DR. ARBUTHNOT.

      Printed by J. Wright for Lawton Gilliver at Homer's Head in Fleetstreet, London 1734 - [iv], 20 pages of text. Page 20 mis-numbered as 30. Circa 1950 hardcover binding of ordinary paper-covered boards with minimal shelfwear and soiling. Title page with minor ink staining along top edge, not affecting text. A few tiny stains and smudges to text. Final page of text slightly to moderately soiled, not affecting text. First edition, first printing. Rothschild 1623. Page height 12+7/8 inches. The poet's apologia, his blasting conclusion to the warfare upon his enemies, the Dunces.In publishing the Epistle, he sought no cloak on anonymity. Previously he had done so, partly through fear of consequences and partly, it would appear, because of a feeling that the inferior social status of his adversaries would derogate from his own dignity if he placed his own name to his attacks. But when Lord Hervey and Lady Mary Wortley Montagu joined the ranks of his enemies, he could afford to accept battle with them openly." --Griffith 352. Alexander Pope (1688-1744). Size: Folio [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Redenerend vertoog over 't notaris ampt, behelzende eene duidelyke en nette verklaring van deszelfs gronden omtrent veelerleye gevallen in de practyk, alles volgens placaten en costumen dezer landen. 2 delen, 2e druk, Amsterdam, Ratelband, 1736.

      "Geonden in 2 geheel leren banden, (28)+606+(89); (4)+476+(86) pag. C2225"."Pitlo pag. 127-136; Dekkers pag. 105. Lybreghts was notaris in , 216, . De eerste druk verscheen in 1734. Beide edities zijn zeldzaam."

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        La parfaite connoissance des chevaux, leur anatomie, leurs bonnes & mauvaises qualitez, leurs maladies & les remedes qui y conviennent ... pratiquée, continuée & donnée au public par son fils Gaspar de Saunier.

      Den Haag, Adrien Moetjens 1734, Folio, (10), 256, (8 Index) pp., 1 Portrait Frontisp., 1 grossen Wappenvignette, 1 Titelvignette und 61 Kupfertafeln, Kalbsledereinband der Zeit mit Rückenvergoldung. Erste und einzige Ausgabe des vollständigen und "seltenen, reich illustrierten Perdebuches". Es ist die einzige zu Lebzeiten Gaspard de Sauniers (1663-1748) von ihm erschienene Veröffentlichung. Sein Vater Jean Saunier war bereits Veterinär der Königlichen Stallungen. Als Achtzehnjähriger wurde Gaspard von Bournonville und Duplessis in der korrekten Pferdehaltung unterrichtet und 1688 erhielt er die Stellung eines Stallmeisters bei Duc Henri Jules de Bourbon-Condé. Für seine Verdienste wurde er zwei Jahre später zum Verwalter der Königlichen Pferdezuchtfarm in Saint-Léger by Montfort-l'Amaury ernannt. Einige Jahre später nahm er als Stallmeister des Comte de Montchevreuil auch Teil an militärischen Auseinandersetzungen. Nach dem Friedensvertrag von Ryswick 1697 trat er in die Dienste des Marquis de Courtanvaux, bevor er, wie zuvor schon sein Vater, zum Mitglied der Königlichen Stallungen ernannt wurde. 1706 tötete Gaspard in einem Duell seinen Kontrahenten und flüchtete darauf nach Köln, ab 1710 lebte er in Holland, wo er in Leiden die Pferdeakademie aufbaute, die schliesslich von seinem Schüler Godefroy Boyer übernommen und weitergeführt wurde. "Hier bleibt er 22 Jahre und veröffentlicht im Jahre 1734, im Alter von siebzig Jahren, das bereits zusammen mit seinem Vater verfasste Werk "La parfaite connoissance des chevaux, leur anatomie, leurs bonnes & mauvaises qualitez, leurs maladies & les remedes qui y conviennent"."Bereits im Vorwort erklärt De Saunier, dass wohl niemand mehr Erfahrung auf dem Gebiet der Pferdeheilkunst gesammelt hätte, als er: "Was für eine Fülle an Erfahrungen habe ich also dort mit so vielen Pferden gemacht, die tausende verschiedenster Unfälle erlitten hatten" und "brüstet er sich, er könne das berühmte "PROBATUM" unter jedes seiner Rezepte setzen, denn er würde nur die Arzneien verschreiben, welche er auch tatsächlich mit Erfolg eingesetzt habe. Des Weiteren schreibt er nicht für Schöngeister sondern für Leute wie sich selbst, die "aufgezogen in Ställen, Gestüten, es sich zur Berufung gemacht haben immer mitten unter Pferden zu sein". Strukturell geht De Saunier nach dem Schema a capite ad calcem vor. Demnach handelt er mit den Erkrankungen der Maulhöhle und der Augen den Kopf als erstes ab. Dann folgen die Behandlungen der Druse, des Rotz, des Hautrotz und auch der Räude ... folgen weitere Hauterkrankungen, danach fährt er fort mit verschiedenen Behandlungsmethoden für die Hufrehe. Bei De Saunier gibt es bezüglich Ätiologie, Symptomatik und Prognose wenig Konkretes. Er nennt meist nur den Namen der Erkrankung und verschiedene Therapievorschläge. Damit folgt er streng der Tradition der Stallmeisterzeit. Es folgen unter anderem Arzneien gegen Kolik, Fieber, verschiedene emetische Zubereitungen und andere diätetische Getränke - darunter auch Diurese-fördernde und besonders nahrhafte. Dann kehrt der Text De Sauniers wieder zu den Erkrankungen zurück und fährt fort mit Abschnitten über Dämpfigkeit, Husten, Würmern, Erkrankungen der Genitalien und verschiedenen Mitteln, die man bei dem Biss eines tollwütigen Tieres verabreichen soll. Nur der Vollständigkeit halber sei hier noch erwähnt, dass De Saunier auch Vorschläge für kleine Operationen, Aderlässe, Verbände und ähnliches macht. Auch chirurgische Maßnahmen und der Hufbeschlag werden ebenfalls abgehandelt. Auf den letzten Seiten findet sich ein alphabetisch sortiertes Glossar mit Seitenangaben. Die Abhandlung der Krankheiten geht bis zu Seite 168, im Anschluss erfolgt ein Aufsatz über Gestütskunde und darüber worauf man achten muss, wenn man Pferde im Ausland einkauft. -cf. H.R.W. Kühn Das Titelportrait, die Vignette, das Wappenkupfer und die 61 numerierten Kupfertafeln wurden gestochen von Creite, M. la Cave und L. van Bleyswyck. Die anatomischen Tafeln werden dem versierten Leser sehr vertraut vorkommen, hat De Saunier "augenscheinlich von Runi übernommen" denen zum Teil nachgesagt wird, sie stammten von Leonardo da Vinci oder auch von Tizian. cf. E. LeclaincheMennessier de La Lance II, 489 Huth, 31 Brunet V, 149 Nissen 3592 Eales I, 1375 Cohen/de Ricci 940 Lewin 497f. De La Lance II, 490 Thomas Ritter, The Art of Riding. Classical Quotes Edition Nr. 30 (Online Version). Bibliotheca Hippologica I.H. Anderhub (Faber 84), 297 Lewin 497f Henning René Wilhelm Kühn: Die Sammlung hippiatrischer Rezepte des capitaine MORNAY (1771) - Transkription, Übersetzung und Vergleich mit französischen Schriften des 18. Jahrhunderts. Diss. München 2010

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        The Natural, Experimental, and Medicinal History of the Mineral Waters of Derbyshire, Lincolnshire, and Yorkshire, particularly those of Scarborough. ... their Uses shewn and explained,...

      London: Printed for the Author, 1734. London:: Printed for the Author, 1734., 1734. 4to. [xxiv], xxii, 359 [i.e. 361], [3] pp. [Note: A leaf signed "[Uu]" and numbered "[315]" and "[316]" precedes the normal p. 315]. Half-title, subscriber’s list. 5 engraved plates (including 4 folding [plates: pp. 23, 75, 112, 196, 236 (repaired)]), table of waters, errata; some edge browning. Twentieth century half calf, marbled boards, raised bands, green leather gilt-stamped spine label, recent endleaves; rubbed. Very good copy. First edition . Mineral waters were discovered at Scarborough in 1626. This is one of three texts published in the 1730s that described the virtues of the mineral waters at Scarborough. These included accounts by John Atkins, Peter Shaw and Thomas Short. Short differentiated from the others in that in addition to recommending the mineral waters for a curing â€

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        Horlogerie. - [Uhrmacherhandwerk: 64 Kupferstiche aus der Encyclopédie].

      Der Abschnitt zum Uhrmacherhandwerk mit sämtlichen dazugehörigen 64 Kupferstichen von Robert Benard (geb. 1734) und den 25 Erläuterungsseiten in französischer Sprache stammt aus Band 3 der insgesamt elf Tafelbände zu Diderots "Encyclopédie ou Dictionnaire raisonné des sciences, des arts et des métiers", die zwischen 1751 und 1776 publiziert wurde. Die Tafelbände mit insgesamt 2885 Kupferstichen und 2575 Erläuterungen erschienen zwischen 1762 und 1772 unter dem Titel "Recueil de Planches, sur les sciences, les Arts liberaux, et les Arts Méchaniques, avec leur explication". Sie zeigen in erster Linie handwerkliche Techniken, dabei war es Diderots persönliches Anliegen, das Handwerk als eigene Kunst darzustellen. - Die Tafeln in komplexer Nummerierung zeigen: Tafeln I f: "Reveil à Poids" (verschiedene Ansichten, Details und Schnitt eines Weckers) Tafeln II und 4 f: "Horloge Horizontalle"(verschiedene Ansichten und Details einer Horizontaluhr Tafel III: "Pendule à Ressort" (Pendeluhr mit Triebfeder mit Details) Tafel IV: " Pendule à Secondes" (Pendeluhr mit Sekundenangabe) Tafel V: "Différens Echappemens" (verschiedene Arten der Hemmung) Tafel VI: "Pendule à Quarts et Répétition ordinaire" (Räderwerk mit Details) Tafel VII: "Dévelopement de la Répétition ordinaire" (Repetieruhr mit Details) Tafel VIII: "Thermometre et Cadrature d?une Pendule d?Equation de Julien le Roy", Tafel IX und 9 f: "Cadrature de la Pendule d?Equation de Julien le Roy" u.a. (Mechanismus und Ausgleichsuhren von Le Roy, Dauthiau, Berthoud, Rivaz, Amirauld, Le Bon etc.) Tafel X und 6 f: "Montre ordinaire et ses Dévelopmens" u.a. (Bestandteile, Details von verschiedenen Taschenuhren, verschiedene Darstellungen von Repetieruhren, Ausgleichsuhren, Weckern etc.) Tafel XI: "Différentes Répetitions" (Repetieruhren) Tafel XII: "Suspensions et différens Outils" (Werkzeug des Uhrmachers und Aufhängungen) Tafel XIII- XVII: "Tour d?Horloger et différens Outils" (Werkzeug des Uhrmachers) Tafel XVIII und 2 f: "Machines pour remonter les Ressorts de Montres [...] en Cage" u.a. (verschiedene Gerätschaften und Apparaturen für die Montage der Uhren) Tafel XIX: "Démonstrations des Engrenages (Verschiedene Verzahnungen) Tafeln XX-XXIII: "Vue perspective de la Machine de Sulli pour fendre les Roues" u.a. (verschiedene Ansichten und Details der Maschine von Sulli) Tafeln XXIV-XXVI: "Vue perspective de la machine de Sr. Hulot pour fendre les Roues de Montres et de Pendules" u.a. (verschiedene Ansichten und Details der Maschine vonn Hulot) Tafeln XXVII-XXVIII: "Vue perspective d?un Carillon" u.a. (perspektivische Darstellung und Teile des Räderwerks eines Glockenspiels) Tafel XXIX: "Pyrometre pour mesurer l?alongement du Pendule" (Pyrometer zum Messen der Ausdehnung von Pendeln) Tafeln I-V: "Machine pour arrondidr les Dentures" (verschiedene Darstellungen und Details einer Maschine zum Abrunden der Zahnräder) Tafeln IA-VA: (verschiedene Darstellungen eines Instruments zur Überprüfung der Reibung von Zapfen) Tafeln IB-IIIB: "Machine pour Egalir ls Roues de Rencontre" (verschiedene Darstellungen einer Maschine zum Bearbeiten von Zahnrädern). - Sämtliche Blätter sind stark angerändert, randfleckig und gebräunt. Fast alle Blätter haben minimale Flecken innerhalb der Abbildungen, die die fein gestochenen Darstellungen kaum stören. Insgesamt schöne Exemplare.[Aufklärung, Enzyklopädie, Naturwissenschaften, Handwerk, Technik, Mechanische Künste, Freie Künste, Ephraim Chambers, Jean-Baptiste De Gua de Malve, Jean Jacques Rousseau, Prospectus, Cyclopaedia or Universal Dictionary of Art and Sciences, Horloger, Uhrenfabrik, Uhrenindustrie, Uhrenmanufaktur, Uhrmacherei, Uhrmacher, Uhrenhandel, Chronometrie, Chronometer, Zeitmesstechnik, Zeitmessgeräte, Feinmechanik, Uhrwerk, Ausgleichsuhr, Repetieruhr, Wecker, Taschenuhr, Pendeluhr, Uhrgehäuse, Glockenspiel, Uhrenrestaurator, Cadranograph, Mikromechaniker, Mikrozeichner, Jean Jodin, Jean-Baptiste Baillon de Fontenay, Julien Le Roy, Jean Romilly, Henry Sully]

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        "Le guide ou nouvelle description d' Amsterdam; enseignant aux voyageurs et aux negoçians son origine, ses agrandissemens & son etat actuel; sa splendeur, son commerce, & la description de ses edifices, rues, ports, canaux, ponts, ecluses, etc . [...]. Avec une description de sa belle maison de ville ... nouvelle edition ... Amsterdam: Covens & Mortier, 1753.".

      Ing., 359 + [8] p., ill. Lit: Nijhoff / Van Hattum 120, vgl. 321."Gids voor Amsterdam met vele bijzonderheden over gebouwen etc. en met 29 ongesigneerde, meest uitslaande gravures van: gezicht op de stad vanaf het IJ, de Oude Kerk, de Nieuwe Kerk, de Olofskapel, de Nieuwezijds kapel, de Zuiderkerk, de Westerkerk, de Lutherse kerk aan het Spui, de nieuwe Lutherse kerk, de Portugees-joodse synagoge, binnenplaats Burgerweeshuis, het Diaconieweeshuis, vier stadspoorten op één blad, de Waag op de Dam, binnenplaats Beurs, het Admiraliteitshof of Prinsenhof, het arsenaal van de admiraliteit op Kattenburg, het Oost-Indisch arsenaal op Oostenburg, loskranen in de haven, 8 platen met ieder 6 of 2 vlaggen, de brug over de Amstel en de lijnbanen van de V.O.C. (op één plaat) en het stadhuis op de Dam. Het betreft hier een titeluitgave van ‘Le guide, ou nouvelle description...' uit 1734, met een kleine variatie in de prenten. Deze ‘guide' uit 1734 was een vertaling van de 2e druk van de ‘Wegwyzer door Amsterdam ...' uit 1726. Nijhoff spreekt over 4 vlaggenkaarten. Ons exemplaar heeft er 8 (genummerd 1 t/m 8)."

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        Het stamboek op de papiere snykunst van mejuffrouw Joanna Koerten, huisvrouw van den heere Adriaan Blok. bestaande in Latynsche en Nederduitsche gedichten der voornaamste dichters. Amsterdam, de Compagnie, 1735.

      8°: * 4 O 8 P 4, gepag.: [8] 231 [1] pp. Titelpagina in zwart en rood gedrukt met een vignet door Jan Punt (1734) en een portretgravure van Koerten, eveneens door Punt en gedateerd 1734. Perkament, gesleten op de kanten. Lit.: NNBW X, 478 Scheepers II, 854.

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        Historia Episcopatus Wormatiensis, Pontificium Romanorum Bullis, Regum, Imperatorum Diplomatibus, Episcoporum Ac Principum Chartis, Aliisque Pluribus Documentis Authenticis Asserta Ac Illustrata. Auctore Joanne Friderico Schannat. 1. u. 2. Band (in 1 Bd.). 6 gestoch. Tafeln, 2 Titelkupfer, 2 figürl. Initialen und 2 Vignetten.

      Frft / M Varrentrapp 1734 - Folio. 6 Bll., 452 S., 4 Bll., 8 Bll., 448 S. Pergamentband d. Zt. mit 7 durchgezog. Bünden. Sprache: Deutsch 1.100 gr. Pergamentband d. Zt. mit 7 durchgezog. Bünden.

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        True Copies of: I. The Agreement between Lord Baltimore and Messieurs Penn, dated 10 May 1732. II. The Commissions . . . to mark out the Lines between Maryland, and Pensilvania and the Three Lower Counties on Delaware. III. The Return or Report of the Commissioners on both Sides, made 24 Nov. 1733

      1734-35, London, 1734 - Agreement & Map "Settling" the Pennsylvania-Maryland Boundary Dispute Folio. (440 by 260mm). 8-pages (old folds, one or two short marginal tears, browned). Separate woodcut map: "Pensilvania, Maryland.the Three Lower Countys," with a ruled border, by John Senex, London, 1732-33 (360 by 240mm to the neatline, full margins with minor restoration), first state. Mottled blind-panelled calf, gilt (endpapers renewed). First state of the rare map, with the scale of miles imperfectly erased from the plate, and still visible – the earliest printing of this map after the proof. Fewer than ten copies of this first printed edition of the agreement are known with the map, preceded by six manuscript copies written on vellum, executed after the "Articles" were agreed in London on May 10th, 1732, of which only three copies are known. The key agreement – including the controversial map – that ultimately ended the Penn-Calvert family dispute, and set the groundwork for the Mason and Dixon Line Survey of 1763-67. The map was created by Londoner John Senex to accompany manuscript copies of the May 10, 1732 Articles of Agreement, the landmark settlement to the then 50-year old dispute over several boundaries between Pennsylvania and Maryland. To support the Penn claim, the family had "True Copies" – composed of the 1732 Articles along with a report of 1733 – printed and distributed along with the map. Soon after the agreement, however, Lord Baltimore learned that Senex's map was based on the inaccurate "Novi Belgii" map by Nicholas Visscher (ca. 1651-56), which placed Cape Henlopen ('Disappearing Cape' in Dutch) about 25 miles farther south than in reality. Calvert thus refused to honor the treaty. As this point was a main boundary in the Agreement and subsequent surveys, the Calvert family stood to lose a considerable amount of land on the east coast of the Delmarva Peninsula, now part of Delaware. In 1750, the English Chancellor overruled Calvert's appeal, and forced him to comply with the 1732 Agreement. Thus, this map became the basis for the Mason and Dixon Line Survey of 1763-67, and the present borders between Maryland, Pennsylvania, and Delaware. The map appeared in other variants. The formal contract employing Charles Mason & Jeremiah Dixon included an inset copy, and Benjamin Franklin produced a woodcut version. Any copy of the agreement or the map is exceedingly rare. [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

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        Nieuwe en Naukeurige Aftekening van Out en Nieuwt Breisach met Alle zyne Sterktens en Omleggende Landen & c. Gedrukt tot Amsterdam by R. & I. Ottens, 1734.':.

      - Altkolorierter Kupferstich b. Reinier & Josua Ottens in Amsterdam, dat. 1734, 43,5 x 55 Koeman Bd. III, S. 88, 102; Tooley's Dic. of Mapm. Rev. Ed. K - P, S. 362 (Reiner I Ottens, 1698-1750. From 1726 the family firm was active as publishers and book and map sellers under Reinier and brother Josua. Reinier died with no heirs and the company was continued by Josua. .). - Zeigt den Großraum Breisach bis Bötzingen, Hartheim und Waltershofen. - Die Karte mit Titelkopfleiste. - Unten links Erklärungen. - Alt- u. Neu-Breisach (Neuf-Brisach) mit Befestigungsplänen.

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        Fables and Tales from La Fontaine In French and English Now First Translated To which is prefix'd, the Author's Life

      London: Printed for A. Bettsworth and C. Hitch, and C. Davis, 1734. Condition: GOOD. The first published collection of La Fontaine in English translation. With book plate of "William Short, William & Mary College," later Thomas Jefferson's private secretary and "adopted son." Full calf, 293 pp., ornamental head- and tailpieces. French verses with facing-page prose translation. Professionally and discreetly repaired retaining original boards and backstrip. Ex-library with library marks limited to neat "Transylvania Library" stamp on front pastedown, ink stamp and number on title page. Spine cocked; spine and covers heavily rubbed particulalry at edges and corners, with some loss; page edges tanned, soiled, foxed; insect damage, stains, and previous owner's notes on front endpapers with small (1x3") clipping pasted to free endpaper, which is heavily worn and chipped; stains, marks, effaced name to front blank pages and title page; small area of insect damage to rear pastedown; foxing throughout. . Hard Cover. Collectible - Good/No Jacket. 8vo.

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        Le droit de la nature et des gens, ou systeme general des principes les plus importans de la morale, de la jurisprudence, et de la politique. Traduit du latin par Jean Barbeyrac. Cinquiéme edition, revûë de nouveau, & fort augmentée. 1-2.

      - Amsterdam & Paris, Briassson, 1734. 4to. Engr. portrait,+ XX,+ CXXI,+ (3),+ 680; (4),+ 613,+ (37),+ 52,+ (2) pp. Titles printed in red and black and with engr. vignettes. Contemporary mottled calfs, richly gilt spines with red labels and raised band, all edges red. Two volumes, somewhat rubbed spines. The portrait of Pufendorf is after Ehrenstrahl and engraved by P. van Gunst. There exist two editions printed in Amsterdam 1734, this one printed by Briasson and one printed by Veuve de Pierre de Coup. This is a version of the Briasson edition with 680 pp in part one instead of the normal 716 pages. The portrait of Barbeyrac is probably missing. At the end of the second part is ?Oratio inauguralis de studio juris recte instituendo? by Jean Barbeyrac. Fifth edition of the French translation by Barberac of Pufendorf?s main work ?De jure naturae et gentium?, first published in Lund in 1672. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Le Pornographe, ou Idèes d'un Honnête-Homme sur un Projet de Réglement pour les Prostituées, Propre à prévenir les Malheurs qu'occasionne le Publicisme des Femmes: Avec Des Notes Historiques et Justificatives. [Premiere et seconde Parties].

      368 S. OHld. der Zeit. EA. In franz. Sprache. Vgl. Gay-L. III, 814. Zwei Teile in einem Band. - Idées Singuliéres. Première Partie. - V. m. Oxidationsschatten durch beigelegtes Blatt eines Kataloges, St. a. V., Ebd. berieben u. fleckig, hds. Notiz des Autoren a. T., leicht fleckig, angestaubt, leichte Gbrsp. - Rétif de la Bretonne, [auch Restif de la Bretonne] (1734 - 1806), wurde 1734 in Sacy bei Auxerre als Sohn eines wohlhabenen Bauern geboren. Rétif de la Bretonne war seit seinem 15. Lebensjahr gelernter Drucker und wurde Autor von etwa 200 Büchern, die zum Teil noch nicht wissenschaftlich ausgewertet worden sind. Er verfasste Sittenromane und Sozialutopien und schrieb zuletzt, um Zeit zu sparen, direkt in den Setzkasten. Rétif de la Bretonne gilt oft als bloßer Pornograf. Tatsächlich hat er aber eine Ergänzung zu Sade's Bild der Aristokratie in seinen freizügigen Schilderungen der niederen Stände geliefert. De Sade war ein Kontrahent Rétifs. Seine sexuelle Fixierung auf Schuhe, geschildert in dem Roman Le Pied de Fanchette, führte zu der Bezeichnung Retifismus für diese Art von Fetischismus. Zu seinen skurrilsten Einfällen gehört die Idee, per Gesetz die Verheiratung aller 16-jährigen Männer mit 32-jährigen Frauen zu gebieten. Nach 16 Jahren sollten diese Ehen automatisch geschieden werden, um dann wiederum eine jüngere zu heiraten. Vergleichbare Ideen hat auch Arthur Schopenhauer geäußert. Als Schilderer der Sitten der französischen Revolutionszeit hat ihn Iwan Bloch gewürdigt. Retif konnte sich rühmen jenseits des Rheins der meistgelesene (französische) Autor zu sein. (Zitat)

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        Vtilitas Rei Numariae Veteris Compendio proposita. ? Dum in ? Vniversitate Viennensi Promotore R. P. Lvdovico Debiel, e Soc. Jesv ? ornarentur, Dicata. Anno 1733 (etc.).

      Titelbl., 3 nn. Bll., 118 S., 1 nn. Bll., 119-124 S., 1 Bl., 2 gef., gest. Taf. (Dietell del. et sc.), mit Initialen, Kopfleisten u. Schlussvignetten. ? Angebunden: Debiel, Ludwig. Dissertatio de Nobilitate Romana, Et Ejus Insignibus. Honori Perillustrium, Reverendorum, Praenobilium, Nobilium, ac Eruditorum Dominorum AA. LL. & Philosophiae Doctorum Cùm In ? Universitate Viennensi Promotore R. P. Ludovico Debiel ? ornarentur ? Anno 1734. ? (Wien), Typis Mariae Theresiae Voigtin Viduae (Maria Theresia Voigt) (1734). Kl. 8. Titelbl., 2 nn Bll., 79 S., mit 29 Textkupfern, Initialen, Kopfleisten u. Schlussvignetten. Marmorierter Lederband d. Zeit, Rücken schadhaft, frühere Rückenschildchen u. ?verzierung goldgeprägt, Vorsatz marmoriert, liegende Vorsatzpapiere fehlen, Bindung gelockert. Schriftspiegel d. vorderen Exemplars gebräunt, Seiten des zweiten Exemplars nur wenig vergilbt, Ränder teilw. braunfleckig, Buchblock am oberen Rand meist knapp beschnitten. De-Backer-S. I,1858 (Adl). Wurzbach 4,375ff. Meusel. Verst. Teutsche Schriftsteller 3,539 (unter Frölich). Vgl. ADB 4,791. Thieme-B. 9,253 - Sammelband mit zwei selbständig erschienenen, von Ludwig Debiel (auch De Biel 1697-1771), herausgegebenen, Universitätsschriften. Der angesehene Pädagoge, Angehöriger des Jesuitenordens, lehrte an den Universitäten von Wien und Graz und war der erste Rektor des neugegründeten Theresianums. E. Frölich (1700-1758), Jesuit, Professor u. Bibliothekar am Theresianum, trat besonders als Numismatiker hervor u. verfasste mit ?Utilitas Rei Numariae Vetereris Compendio? sein erstes münzkundliches Werk. Die Münzabbildungen in dieser Schrift wurden von einem Mitglied der in Wien ansässigen Kupferstecherfamilie Dietel (auch Dietell) angefertigt.

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        Risposta alla Scrittura, intitolata Memoria per l'Ambasciatore del Rè Cattolico alla Corte della Gran Bretagna, contenente le ragioni, che hanno obbligato Sua Maestà Cattolica a far la Guerra all'Imperatore.

      (Wien, Johann Peter van Ghelen, 1734). - 23, (1) SS. Dreiseitiger gesprenkelter Rotschnitt. Broschur unter Verwendung eines annähernd zeitgenöss. Bogens Schreibpapier. 4to. Very rare first edition of this defence of the Holy Roman Emperor Charles VI against the aggression of the King of Spain, Philip V. Although written in Italian, it was printed in Vienna by the Imperial Printer, Johann Peter van Ghelen (1673-1754), and was apparently composed as a reply to a pamphlet known to be circulating which sought to justify Philip's actions during the War of the Polish Succession (1733-38). - The anonymous (Austrian?) author of the present work calls that Memoria little more than Spanish propaganda: "tutta la Scrittura non e altro, che una tessitura di espressioni offensive, d'ingiurie, di oltraggi, e di calumnie.". He begins by defending Austria's actions in the earlier War of the Quadruple Alliance (1718-20), in the name of the "love of peace and justice". Much of the discussion centers around Count Philip Joseph Kinsky, the Austrian ambassador to London; it was a sore point for the Austrians that their old allies, the British, had refused to come to their aid in 1733. - The original pamphlet appears to have first been published in Spanish under the title "Noticia al embaxador del Rey Catolico" (s.l., s.n., 1733). It was quickly translated into Italian - perhaps as a lingua franca - and appeared (according to the present work) in printings in Rome, Florence, and Germany under various titles. - The War of the Polish Succession pitted Spain and France against Austria and Prussia in an attempt to shift the balance of power among the reigning European superpowers. The Treaty of Vienna (1738) marked the end of hostilities. - OCLC shows one copy in Barcelona, one in Berlin, and two copies in Italy. No copy is recorded in the ÖNB or the ÖBV. A very good copy, clean and fresh. OCLC 801154495. ICCU 025364 (5 Exemplare). [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

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        Petri Burmanni Vectigalia populi romani et Zeus Kataibates sive Jupiter Fulgerator in Cyrrhestarum nummis curis secundis Illustrata

      apud Conradum & Georgium Wishoff, Leidae 1734 - Tagli spruzzati. Alcune abrasioni ai bordi dei piatti, insignificanti forellini di tarlo estinto ai canaletti e al margine di poche pagine interne, uniforme naturale brunitura dovuta alla qualitÌÊ della carta Capilettera ornati testatine finalini. Pregevole antiporta calcografica di Francois van Bleyswyck rappresentante scena romana di pagamento di vectigales. Zeus Kataibates segue Vectigalia populi romani con un diverso frontespizio illustrato con esempi di monete greche riproducenti l'iconografia di Zeus saettatore. (22) + 214 + (4) + 215-346 + (12) p. 253x200 mm p.perg. coeva con titoli oro sul dorso

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        An examination of Dr. Burnet’s Theory of the earth: with some remarks on Mr. Whiston’s New theory of the earth. Also an examination of the reflections on the theory of the earth; And A Defence of the Remarks on Mr. Whiston’s New Theory. By J. Keill, A. M. of Balliol College, Oxon. The second edition corrected, and all the Figures (25 in Number) Engraved on Copper Plates. To the whole is annexed a dissertatio on the different figures of the coelestial bodies, &c. With a Summary Exposition of the Cartesian and Newtonian Systems. By Mons. de Maupertuis, Fellow of the Royal Society, and of the Royal Academy in Paris

      [Oxford?]: Printed for and sold by H. Clements, near the Theatre in Oxford; and S.Harding, on the Pavement in St. Martin’s Lane, London,, MDCCXXXIV. [1734]. Second Edition. Full Calf. Fine. 8vo: [8],347,[1]; 67,[1]pp, with 25 copper-engraved figures on 13 numbered folding plates. In two parts, the second, Maupertuis’s dissertation, with separate pagination. Contemporary Cambridge-style calf paneled blind, spine in six compartments with center gilt lozenge in each between raised bands, red morocco lettering piece gilt, plain period end papers with nineteenth century manuscript record of Isaac Rufsell's decendants, beginning on back paste down with "Isaac Rufsell His Book / November 14, 1809," continuing on front fly leaf, recto and verso (under heading "The list of John Rufsell's children in Pevensey Marsh), and ending on front paste down with "Emar Rufsell Was Bornd / May 10 1852 baptized (?) June 13th." (Pevensey Marsh is a village in the Wealden district of East Sussex.) An excellent, clean, crisp, wide-margined copy in handsome period binding. ESTC: T122602 Second Edition, corrected, of Keill's first work, "an attack on the cosmogonical treatises about the world's creation then being widely debated by many members of the Royal Society" (DSB VII, p. 275), orginally published in 1698. Keill "used Burnet's Sacred Theory of the Earth as an occasion to attack modern ‘world-makers’ who endeavour to show ‘how, by the necessary laws of Mechanisme, without any extraordinary concurrence of the Divine Power, the world and all that therein is might have been produced’. Blaming in the most contemptuous terms the great French philosopher René Descartes for this trend, Keill also attacks [Spinoza, Thomas Hobbes, and others] before focusing his attention on Burnet. . . . Although Keill praises Newton and his refutation of Descartes, and sees Newton's philosophy as the only one which is based upon observation and calculation, he does not attempt to substitute a Newtonian account of the Noachian flood for Burnet's ['atheistic'] Cartesian account. He simply insists that ‘a much easier and shorter account’ can be given by referring to the ‘Omnipotent hand of God, who can do whatsoever he pleases’. . . . In the following year Keill published an Examination of the Reflections on the Theory of the Earth, in response to an anonymous defender of Burnet, and A Defense of the Remarks Made on Mr. Whiston's New Theory, in response to Whiston himself." (ODNB) N. B. With few exceptions (always identified), we only stock books in exceptional condition, carefully preserved in archival, removable polypropylene sleeves. All orders are packaged with care and posted promptly. Satisfaction guaranteed.

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        The Natural, Experimental, and Medicinal History of the Mineral Waters of Derbyshire, Lincolnshire, and Yorkshire, particularly those of Scarborough. Wherein, They are carefully examined and compared, their Contents discovered and divided, their Uses shewn and explained, and an Account given of their Discovery and Alterations. Together with the Natural History of the Earths, Minerals and Fossils through which the Chief of them pass...

      London:: Printed for the Author, 1734.. 4to. [xxiv], xxii, 359 [i.e. 361], [3] pp. [Note: A leaf signed "[Uu]" and numbered "[315]" and "[316]" precedes the normal p. 315]. Half-title, subscriber's list. 5 engraved plates (including 4 folding [plates: pp. 23, 75, 112, 196, 236 (repaired)]), table of waters, errata; some edge browning. Twentieth century half calf, marbled boards, raised bands, green leather gilt-stamped spine label, recent endleaves; rubbed. Very good copy. First edition. Mineral waters were discovered at Scarborough in 1626. This is one of three texts published in the 1730s that described the virtues of the mineral waters at Scarborough. These included accounts by John Atkins, Peter Shaw and Thomas Short. Short differentiated from the others in that in addition to recommending the mineral waters for a curing “bewildering range of complaints,” he also supported moderation in diet, exercise and liquor. This work by Short was sponsored by the Royal Society and includes a preface addressing the society and Sir Hans Sloane, the president. ¶ The text offers the authors view, including why mineral waters are not beneficial to all, the history of mineral waters in Britain, rules for use, differences between waters found at Bath, Buxton, Matlock and Scarborough. Minerals found in the spa are mentioned, as well as shells and even diamonds. The effect of waters on kidney stones and other health benefits are mentioned. Sulphur is frequently referred to. ¶ Robert Boyle also wrote on mineral waters and Thomas Short here responds to his position (p. x), being displeased with Boyle's lack of belief that mineral waters had properties capable of promoting health. In addition Boyle took positions on how to analyze the chemical or mineral content of mineral waters, in particular the oak-gall test. – Allen G. Debus, The Chemical Philosophy: Paracelsian Science and Medicine in the Sixteenth and Seventeenth Centuries, (1977), p. 497. ¶ The appendix discusses, liquors (brandy, rum, rack (or Arack, an anise-flavored liquor), malt spirits, mead, methlegin, hydromel), grapes, cider, ale, tea, and wine (birch wine, gooseberry wine, cowslip (Primula veris – used to flavor wine), orange wines. raspberry or strawberry wine). ¶ Thomas Short, physician, practiced medicine in Sheffield, England. This works deal with mineral waters, tea and milk (1730, 1734, 1750, 1766, and 1767). ¶ ESTC: T130118; Hirsch, V, pp. 251-52; DNB, XVIII, pp. 154-5.

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