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        Considerations sur les Causes de la Grandeur des Romains et de leur Decadence

      Amsterdam: Jaques [sic] Desbordes, 1734. Owner's name and "le President de Montesquieu" written in pen on title page, very lightly rubbed at cover extremities, small indentation scar on rear cover: a very nice VG+ copy. Small 8mo. Printing and the Mind of Man, p, 117: "... this was immediately recognized as a major work, and it has remained the most popular and widely read of his books." "... neither its style, a masterly succintness, nor its matter ... have lost their value. Full contemporary calf rebacked with gilt tooled calf, leather spine label 1st edition. 1st issue. Title page in red and black. Le Petit p. 493-4. This copy has neither the mispagination error on pp. 101-104 nor the errata page. It does have all errors on pages 129, 130, 131, & 267. None of these is a cancel sheet. cf Brunet.

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        Lettres, Ecrites de Londres sur Les Anglois et Autres Sujets.

      [W. Bowyer? ], Basle [actually London?] 1734 - Hardcover. Small 8vo. French text. (viii) 228, (xx)pp. Contemporary half calf with marbled paper boards, leather spine label with gilt titling. The first edition of Voltaire's most important early works, the "Letters on the English." It comprises 24 "letters" on diverse subjects such as the Quakers, Religion, Philosophy, Learning, Politics etc., as well as discussions of the thought of various individuals including Locke, Bacon, Sir Isaac Newton, and Pope, based on observations made by Voltaire during a residence in Britain. This, the first French language edition, was the basis for most of the better later English translations. The author's name on the title page is "anonymised" as "Par M.D. V***" The imprint "A Basle" on the title page is false; the book is generally said to have been printed in London by W. Bowyer. This copy professionally, if rather stiffly, rebacked with original spine laid down, original boards retained. Boards rubbed, corners chafed and a bit rounded, edges rubbed with some light bumps, spine chafed. Replacement endpapers unevenly browned to match original. Author's name has been lightly added in ink to the title page, and there is an old owner's signature on the verso of the title page (both would appear to be eighteenth century). The pages appear to have been trimmed at some stage, but the margins are still generous. A few scattered pencil notes and checkmarks, and occasional light signs of age throughout. Still a solid, fresh about VG copy. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Oraculum utriusque testamenti ad promiscuas in sacra Biblia interrogationes, servato literarum ordine, responsa reddens, & verbi divini Præconibus viam aperiens Ad innumerabiles argutas sententias. quas vocant Conceptus Prædicabiles, ex multiplici sacrarum literarum sensu, ac præcipuè literali, pro sermonis oppertunitate eruendas.

      Lisbon, Miguel Rodrigues, 1734. - Title in red and black, woodcut vignette on title-page, elegant large woodcut headpiece and initial on leaf *ii recto, another woodcut headpiece and ititial, typographical headpieces. (8 ll.), 830 pp. Volume I [all published]. Folio (30.2 x 21.3 cm.), contemporary sheep (scraping to covers, some other minor binding defects), spine richly gilt with raised bands in seven compartments, red leather lettering and numbering pieces, gilt letter, edges sprinkled brown, blue and white, marbled endleaves. Internally clean, crisp and very fine. Overall in very good to fine condition. Volume I [all published]. ---- FIRST and ONLY EDITION of this handsomely printed erudite work, based on biblical scholarship, that aims to help preachers prepare more lively and erudite sermons. The preface (pp. 1-115) explains dozens of rhetorical figures such as metaphor and allegory, as well as the less familiar diezeugmenon, aposiopesis, prosopeia, etc.: for each Bluteau provides a definition and examples, sometimes quite lengthy. Then he moves on to an alphabetical list of terms that might be chosen as themes for a sermon, with a summary of the meaning of the term, the biblical passages in which it appears, and an outline of points to cover in a sermon focused on it.Bluteau died the year this volume of the @Oraculum appeared. No further volumes were published, and aspiring preachers were left to choose from sermon topics beginning with the letters "A" or "B". Though the work was never completed, the @Oraculum?s very structure emphasizes Bluteau?s fascination with language and lexicons: he is best known for the Vocabulario portuguez e latino, in ten volumes, which appeared in ten volumes, 1712-1728.Born of French parents in London, Rafael Bluteau (1638?1734) spent over fifty years in Portugal, including his late childhood and adolescence, and died in Lisbon. He became fluent in Portuguese, and his ten-volume @Vocabulário Portuguez e Latino, in effect the first Portuguese lexicon, is a work still of immense influence today. Passing from England to France, from France to Portugal, from Portugal to Italy, etc., he could also speak and write in English, French, Italian, Spanish, Latin and Greek. He served on a diplomatic mission to Italy under Duarte Ribeiro de Macedo. When Ribeiro de Macedo died along the way, Bluteau became chief of the mission. A favorite of Queen D. Maria Francisca Isabel of Savoy, wife of D. Afonso VI and then of his brother D. Pedro II, Bluteau participated in the "Conferencias discretas e eruditas" of the third Conde da Ericeira, later becoming close as well to Ericeira's son, the fourth Conde. Bluteau participated in diverse literary Academies favored and sponsored by the Ericeiras, such as the Generosos, Aplicados, etc., and was later nominated to the Real Academia de História by the king himself.---- Monteverde 559. Veloso I, 45, 552. Azambuja 279 (lacking 2 preliminary leaves). Not in Gubian, Nepomuceno, Moreira Cabral, Fernandes Thomaz, Azevedo Samodães, Ameal, Ávila Pérez, Sousa da Câmara, Afonso Lucas or Ferrão Castelo Branco. Not located in NUC. OCLC: 433245248; 76049001. WorldCat locates copies in the Biblioteca Nacional, Madrid, and the Danish Union Catalogue. Not located in Porbase, Hollis, Orbis, Catnyp, Melvyl or LC Online Catalog. Not located in CCPBE. There is a copy cited by the British Library Integrated Catalogue. Copac repeats the British Library as the only location. A search in KVK located the BL copy and our copy only. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        OBSERVATIONS IMPORTANTES SUR LE MANUEL DES ACCOUCHEMENS; Premiere Partie, Ou L'On Trouve Tout Ce Qui Est, etc.

      Guillaume Cavelier, Paris 1734 - Full leather; Rebound in rich brown leather with new marbled endpapers and original spine affixed, five raised spine cords; One fold-out wrinkled with small tear ; Fine engravings and fold-outs [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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      1734 - LA FONTAINE, Jean de. FABLES AND TALES from La Fontaine in French and English. Now First Translated. To which is prefix'd, the Author's Life. London, A. Bettsworth and C. Hitch, and C. Davis, 1734. First edition in English. (First published in French in 1668). Octavo. xxvi(6)293(1)pp. An important milestone in the history of fable books. This anonymous translation, dedicated to "Miss Eliza Harcourt, of Pendley, near Tring in Hertfordshire, is the first appearance in English of the "Fables Selectes" of La Fontaine. A few fables had been translated alone previously. Some spotting to endpapers and edges, else fine, in original calf boards (rather dry and scarred) rebacked in modern gilt calf with green lettering- piece. (See Osborne pp.568-9).

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        LE DECHE DELLE HISTORIE ROMANE Tradotte in Lingua Toscana da M.Jacopo Nardi, cittadino fiorentino: e nuovamente rivedute, corrette ed accresciute da M.Francesco Turchi, trevigiano,: col supplimento della seconda deca, che manca all'Historie medeme.

      Baglioni,, Venezia 1734 - (Codice AN2890) In 4º (34 cm) (8)67981) pp. Stimata traduzione, buon esemplare di una delle più complete edizioni in volgare delle Deche liviane. Grande volume con tracce del tempo e dello studio: lievi ingialliture, macchiette e sporadici segni ai margini, antiche firme e note a penna, qualche pagina allentata. Manca l'antiporta. Frontespizio con grande marca xilografica e antica firma e nota. Testatine e capilettera. Legatura originale in piena pergamena, in parte staccata, con qualche mancanza e parziale lesione alla cerniera, tassello e titolo oro al dorso, tre tagli rossi. Pregevole settecentina veneziana, fascinoso volume con i segni dei secolo trascorsi. Euro 400 ~~~ SPEDIZIONE IN ITALIA SEMPRE TRACCIATA ~ Tutti i libri subito disponibili. Descrizioni precise, consegna rapida con imballaggio solido. All books are in stock in fine conditions or described meticulously. Very safe packaging ~

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        Gekkos from Ceylon, TOMUS I, TABULA CVIII

      Amsterdam: Janssonio-Waesbergios, J. Wetstenium, and Gul. Smith, -. 1734 - Hand-colored engraving, 21 x 16 inches (platemark) on sheet 25 x 19 inches. TOMUS I, TABULA CVIII, from Locupletissimi Rerum Naturalium Thesauri Accurata Descriptio (1734-1765) by Albertus Seba. Depicts eight gekkos collected in Sri Lanka.

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        Tratado de Levas, Quintas, y Reclutas de Gente de Guerra, segun las reales ordenanzas, y cedulas modernas, con varias reflexiones legales y politicas . Tomo Unico.

      Madrid, Antonio Marin, 1734 - 8vo. [8] + 551 + [1 blank]p. including index. Title in red & black. Ornamental woodcut at beginning and end. Mottled sheep. A treatise on Spanish military law ruling the recruitment of soldiers based on recent royal edicts reprinted on pp443-466. The twenty four chapters discuss the necessity of the draft, the best and fairest methods to be applied, the minimum age, height, physical strength, and standard of health required of recruits, the advantages and disadvantages of raising a foreign militia, the wisdom of exempting married men, only sons, and certain essential trades such as saltminers and powdermen, the pressing of tramps, and ways of replacing casualties and deserters. The author was a crown lawyer dealing with fiscal business in the war office. The second edition (first issued in 1732 from the same press). A good copy. Palau 207844. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Histoire Des Revolutions d'Espagne. Despuis La Destruction De l'Empire Des Goths, Jusqu'à L'entiére & Parfaite Réünion Des Royaumes De Castilla & Aragon En Une Seule Monarchie.

      Rouille & Brumoy, Chez Rollin Fils, Paris 1734 - XXIV - un mapa plegado de España por el geógrafo I.B. Nolin - 579p. - 18h. = XIV - 1h. - 644p. - 12h. y 1 lámina plegada con un árbol genealógico = y = VIII - 655p. y 11h. Enc. original en piel, algo cansada. Ejemplar a gran papel, completísimo, pero papel un poquito tocado por el tiempo. Size: 3 Vols. En 4ºmayor [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Lo Stato Presente di Tutti I Paesi e Popoli del Mondo Naturale, Politico, e Morale, Con Nuove Offervazioni e Correzioni Degli Antichi, e Moderni Viaggiatori. Delle Isole di Sunda, di Nikobar, di Andoman, e del Regno di Siam (Volume III)

      Presso Giovambatista Albrizzi Q. Gir, Venice 1734 - [6], 469, [3]. Black & white illustrations - 7 fold-out plates, including 2 maps by Isaac Tirion. Contemporary white vellum covers are age-soiled, somewhat brittle, but basically unworn. Hand-lettered on spine is "Sunda Siam." Full-page frontis engraving is hand-tinted, detached. Book is nicely produced on quality stock, elaborate tinted headpiece at beginning. An occasional page has ink notes. Previous owner signed rear endpaper. This volume is one part of a 23-volume series on history and geography of places in the world. Illustrations in this copy include a fold-out map of Borneo, tri-fold of Batavia, "Orang-Oetang" de Bosco, Pepe, fold-out map of Indo-China, fold-out Vestito, and a fold-out of a Siamese convento. Occasional insignificant traces of bookworm activity. Originally written in English and published in 1727, this was republished in Dutch, Italian, and German in succeeding years. This, a very early Italian translation, is in amazing condition for its age.

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        Sammelband mit 4 philologischen Disserationen.

      Leipzig 1684, 1730-1734 - 19 cm, gebunden, Einband marmoriert, papierbedingt gebräunt, teilweise leicht stockfleckig:, 39 S. Einband leicht berieben und mit kleiner Druckstelle, mehrere Vignetten, vereinzelte Markierungen, papierbedingt leicht gebräunt, leicht stockfleckig. Enthält: 1. Johann Gottfried Unger: De adventu Christi ultimo et non gustaturis mortem ad Matthae. XVI, 28, Leipzig Diss. 1730, 32 S.; 2. Sigismund Friedrich Dresigius (Präses: Johann Erhard Kappius): De novi foederis graeci latinismis merito et falso suspectis, Leipzig 1732, 24 S.; 3. Adrian Deodatus Steger: De cicuta atheniensium poena publica, Leipzig 1734, 38 S., 1 Bl.; 4. Georg Ebbesen: De usu stigmatum apud veteres ad Galat. VI,17, Leipzig 1733, 46 S., 1 Bl.; zusätzlich: 5. Johann Benedikt Carpzow (Präses: Richard Simon): Historia Critica veteris testamenti, Leipzig 1684. Sprache: lat Erstausgabe. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Histoire universelle de Jacque-Auguste de Thou, depuis 1543 Jusqu'en 1607. Traduite sur l'edition Latine de Londres [Jacques] [16 volumes]

      NP, London 1734 - 16 volumes, complete as issued. Attractively bound in full period brown polished calf, spines with raised bands, twin brown morocco spine labels, and elaborate gilt floral tooling within gilt-tooled compartments, marbled endpapers, all edges stained red (some rubbing to spines, boards, and corners; several volumes have chips to spine, and Vol. IX has a tear at top; some ancient traces of worming). An attractive set in entirely appropriate period attire. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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      ST. AMATO, Panormi 1734 - LUPI ANTON MARIADISSERTATIO ET ANIMADVERSIONES AN NUPER INVENTUM SEVERAE MARTYRIS EPITAPHIUM.PANORMI, ST. AMATO 1734. [Figurato Palermo](cm.35,5)Mz. pelle coeva, una cuffia restaurata.-cc.5 nn., pp.202,+20 tavv.f.t. incise in rame che rappresentano bassorilievi, vasi, iscrizioni, statue, urne cinerarie, oggetti curiosi.Nel testo molte iscrizioni e cose varie in xilografia.L'autore (Firenze 1695-Palermo 1777) fu valente archeologo.EDIZIONE ORIGINALE di grande interesse archeologico.Lozzi "Illustrazioni di sommo interesse".Cicognara "Le tavole sono copiosamente disposte nel testo, e non pochi sono i monumenti quivi illustrati"Bellissimo esemplare a pieni margini con barbe, nitido e ben impresso.-MIRA I 538;-LOZZI 4396;-ROSSI 1452;-CICOGNARA 3121;-MELZI I 316;-DE BACKER-SOMMERVOGEL V 188;-GRAESSE II 410;-BRUNET II 761;-HUNTER IV 1257.[f14] [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Trattato degli alimenti e della maniera di conservarli lungamente in sanità; con la differenza, e scielta che si dee far di loro in particolare, con l'uso, e natura de' medesimi, secondo i principj Chimici, e meccanici. Traduzione dal linguaggio Francese nell'Italiano.

      Presso Giuseppe Corona,, In Venezia, 1734 - Cm. 18, pp. (8) 224. Leg. coeva in cart. alla rustica con nervi passanti e titoli ms. al dorso. Levata una striscietta di carta al margine inferiore bianco del frontespizio. Bell'esemplare, fresco, genuino ed in barbe. Celebre trattato la cui edizione originale francese risale al 1702. Diviso in quattro parti principali, la prima in cui si fa la disquisizione dei principi che compongono gli alimenti, il loro uso, la maniera di servirli e di conservarli; la seconda relativa agli alimenti estratti dagli animali; la terza dei vegetali e l'ultima delle bevande (liquori, vino, ecc.). Terza edizione italiana, la prima in formato in-8. Non comune. Cfr. Westbury p. 131-2. Bing 975. [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

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      APPRESSO ANGELO PASINELLI, 1734- IBIDEM, 1735, Venezia - Belle e solide legature coeve in piena pergamena; titoli e fregi manoscritti ai dorsi con 5 nervi rilevati; tagli spruzzati di rosso. I opera: Prose Toscane. (16) - 522 - (2) pagine numerate, compreso il frontespizio con marca tipografica incisa su matrice di rame. Testo in lingua italiana. A p. 1, bella testatina e capolettera decorati a grottesche il tutto eseguito all'acquaforte. La prima edizione delle Prose toscane venne edita a Firenze, presso Guiducci e franchi, nel 1715; una seconda parte delle stese fu poi impressa sempre nella città toscana, per i tipi di Manni, nel 1735. Il volume in esame è un'impressione ampliata della prima edizione: comprende 9 orazioni (fra cui importante è quella funebre per lo scienziato Francesco Redi), 56 lezioni di argomento soprattutto letterario e linguistico (fra cui scritti di commento a versi di Petrarca) nonché altri testi pronunciati all'Accademia della Crusca. Chiudono il volume tre componimenti di vari autori in morte di Salvini (due orazioni e una canzone); interessanti sono i testi d'introduzione dello stampatore (due lettere dedicatorie e un'introduzione ai lettori). Seconda opera: Prose Sacre. (16) - 212 - (2) pagine numerate compreso il frontespizio con marca tipografica incisa su matrice di rame. A p. 1 testatina e capolettera decorato a grottesche incise su rame. L'opera fu scritta per espiare ad alcune versioni dell'autore licenziose di versi latini e greci con soggetto Priapo. Contine XX Orazioni e XX Sermoni La prima edizione vene pubblicata a Firenze nel 1716. Terza opera: Discorsi Accademici. I volume: (24) - 372 pagine numerate, compresi occhiello e frontespizio con marca tipografica incisa su matrice di rame; a p. 1 testatina e capolettera incisi su rame. II volume: (12) - 432 pagine numerate, compreso il frontespizio con marca tipografica incisa. III volume: (XX) -208 - (4) pagine numerate, compreso il frontespizio con marca tipografica incisa e le ultime 4 pagine per elenco dei libri venduti presso l'editore Passinelli. A p. 1 testatina e capolettera incisi. letterato e linguista fiorentino, si dedicò per molti anni alla compilazione del vocabolario della Crusca. Queste dissertazioni accademiche, stampate in più tornate tra il 1695 ed il 1733, raccolgono saggi di varia erudizione dedicati tra l'altro ai seguenti interessanti argomenti: tabacco, viaggi, sanità, giochi, potenza del vino e dell'amore, invenzione delle armi da fuoco, terremoti, tratti somatici, sogni, parrucche, ecc. Ne venne pubblicata un'edizione a Napoli nel 1786. Raro e importante insieme di opere redatte da Anton Maria Salvini, letterato e linguista fiorentino che si dedicò per molti anni alla compilazione del Vocabolario della Crusca; fu inoltre noto come traduttore da lingue classiche e moderne. Esemplari in perfetta legatura omogenea per tutte e tre le opere, in freschissime condizioni all'interno, salvo per poche sporadiche fioriture. 3 opere in 5 volumi [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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      - Venise, François Pitterium, 1734. 30,5x44,5 cm. Ouvrage en 2 volumes. Page de titre du tome 1 en rouge et noir. Magnifique mise en page, avec texte grec et latin. XXVIII + 428 pages + 385 + 101 + 12 pages. Ensemble orné de plusieurs gravures dont 1 en pleine page. Reliures de l'époque en plein parchemin. Dos à 5 nerfs portant le titre et la tomaison sur des pièces de maroquin rouge. Minimes traces d'usage sur les reliures, sinon ensemble dans un état exceptionnel. Papier extrêmement frais.

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        Les dons des enfans de Latone. La musique et la chasse du cerf. Tons de chasse et fanfares d'une et deux trompes.#

      Prault, Desaint et Guérin, Paris 1734 - 2 vols. I: Frontis, XII-1 h., 330 p., 6 láms. II: Frontis, 32-14-4 p. Cartoné de época, lomos con tejuelos. Primera edición de esta obra clásica de caza, la primera en recoger las fanfares o canciones propias de los cazadores; de hecho las 50 páginas del segundo volumen son todas música grabada. Los grabados son obra de Le Bas según dibujos originales de Oudry. Ce joli volume mérite d'être recherché, non seulement pour ses illustrations, mais surtout parce qu'il est le premier volume qui contienne des fanfares, dont toutes celles du marquis de Dampierre, qui paraissent ici pour la première fois, et au complet. La première édition séparée de ses célèbres fanfares ne parut, en effet, qu'après la mort du marquis vers 1778. (Thiébaud) Thiébaud, 836 & 839; Schwerdt, II, p.156; Souhart, 635

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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.

      Briasson., Amsterdam. 1734 - 2 voll., in 8°, p. pelle, pp. XX + CXXI + 716 + 613 + cc.nn. 18. UNITO: BARBEYRACII JOANNIS - Oratio inauguralis de dignitate et utilitae juris ac historiarum et utriusque disciplinae amica conjunctione. pp. 52. Nervi. Lettere e fregi ai d. in o. Antip. del 1° vol. con ricca e pregevole inc. a tutta p. raffigurante il ritratto dell'autore, segue altra inc. a tutta p. raffigurante il ritratto del Barbeyracius. Tagli rossi. Finaline. Bei marg. Lievi mende ai dorsi ed ai piatti. Fioriture. Lievi gore marginali sulle ultime pp. del primo vol. Le prime e le ultime pp. presentano i bordi lievemente bruniti. Piccole macchie al primo front. Importante trattato di politica, filosofia e scienza economica.

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        Dictionarium historicum, criticum, chronologicum, geographicum, et literale sacrae scripturae, cum figuris antiquitates Judaicas repraesentantibus.

      Venedig, Sebastiano Coleti, 1734. - 2 Bde. (10), 616 SS. 678 SS., l. w. Bl. Mit zus. 5 gest. Karten und Plänen (dav. 4 gefaltet) und 25 gest. Tafeln (dav. 2 gefaltet). Zeitgenöss. Pergamentbände mit goldgepr. rotem Rückenschildchen. Dreiseitiger gesprenkelter Farbschnitt. Folio (378:265 mm). Frühe lateinische Ausgabe (EA Lucca 1725) von Dom Calmets (1672-1757) großem, erstmals 1722 erschienenen Bibellexikon, aus dem Französischen übersetzt von Giovan Domenico Mansi (1692-1769). - Die Kupfer zeigen neben Kultgegenständen auch Orte und Stätten biblischer Ereignisse, darunter eine Vogelschau Jerusalems. - Eine Karte mit kl. Einriß; im w. Rand teils etwas fingerfleckig, sonst sehr sauberes, schönes Exemplar in wohlerhaltenen Einbänden der Zeit. OCLC 4654681. Vgl. Graesse II, 20. Zischka 31. Seemann 129 (nur Supplement zur frz. Ausg. 1728).

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        Considerations sur les causes de la grandeur des romains et de leur décadence.

      Jaques Desbordes,, Amsterdam, 1734 - Amsterdam, Jaques Desbordes, 1734. 16x10 cm. Titelbl. mit Holzschnitt-Vignette, 2 S. Inhalt, 277 S., 2 S. Errata. Ldr.-Bd. der Zeit mit Rückenschild, Rücken-, Steh- und Innenkantenvergoldung. Brunett III, 1861. - Tchémerzine, tome VIII, 457 schreibt: "Certaines modifications ont été faites au cours du tirage. Dans les ex. de première émission, on lit, p. 129, première ligne de la seconde note: 'Leur curauté fut si infensée . (bei unserem Exemplar identisch) et la note de la p. 130: 'Si Charles I. si Jacques II. avoient vécu dans une religion . ' (bei unserem Exemplar weggelassen) a été supprimée dans les ex. de secone émission. - Das Errata-Blatt wurde nicht in allen Exemplaren eingebunden. - In dem Werk wird die Theorie Montesquieus (1689-1755) über die Gesetzmässigkeit der Geschichte beschrieben, die physischen und moralischen Ursachen des Aufstiegs der Römer, die Ursachen ihrer Dekadenz und warum Byzanz dem Westen gegenüber so lange überleben konnte. - (S. 7/8 fehlt. Doppelt eingebunden: S. 5/6 und S. 11/12. Falsch eingebunden: S. 241-248 (nach S. 256). - Schönes, praktisch fleckenfreies Exemplar. Ldr.-Bd. der Zeit mit Rückenschild, Rücken-, Steh- und Innenkantenvergoldung. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Opera Philosophica et Mineralia

      Sumptibus, Friderici Hekelii 1734 Swedenborg, Emanuel. Opera philosophica et mineralia. Tres tomi. I. Principia rerum naturalium sive novorum tentaminum phaenomena mundi elementaris philosophice explicandi. II. Examen principiorum rerum naturalium cum phaenomenis magneticis. III. Principiorum rerum naturalium phaenomena mundi philosophice explicandi. Dresdae et Lipsiae, apud Fridericum Hekelium, 1734. Tre parti in un volume in - folio, pergamena coeva con dorso a nervi. (16), 452 pp. con grande ritratto dell' autore e 28 tavole incise in rame f.t. (alcune ripiegate). Rara edizione originale. D.S.B., XIII, pp. 178 - 81: E. Swedenborg (1688 - 1772)... His carreer is one of the most remarkable in the history of science... In his Pricipia rerum naturalium (1734) probably conceived as a counter part to Newton's Principia, he sought a comprehensive physical explanation of the world based on mathematical and mechanical principes... Poggendorff, II, 1056 - 57. Mottelay, pp. 163 - 65. Wheeler Gift, 283: This is author's famous work on science... contains 250 pages on printed matter and illustrations on the causes and mechanism of magnetic force; the law of distance; magnetic declination, its causes and how its value may be caleulated... Ekelof, 235: The whole work contains much about the technologies of mining and metallurgy and also about the properties of metals, especially about iron and magnetism. But it is also a fascinating survey of the nature matter and of the laws of motion, which some historians have compared to Principia of Newton...

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        Zeit- und Geschicht-Beschreibung der Stadt Göttingen, worin derselben Civil- Natur- Kirchen- und Schul-Historie, aus verschiedenen alten Urkunden, auch andern sichern Nachrichten umständlich vorgetragen wird. 3 Teile in 1 Band. 8 Bl., 96, 232, 136 S.; 4 Bl., 536 S.; 4 Bl., 132, ("Viertes Buch, dem Schul-Wesen dieser Stadt":) 299 S., 2 Bl. Mit 1 schönen, gefalt. Gesamtansicht der Stadt und 1 gefalt. gestoch. Plan Göttingens, beide von Gabriel Uhlich nach Arenhold gestochen. Drei Titel, in Rot und Schwarz gedruckt. 4°. Guter Pergamentbd d. Z. (gering berieben).

      Hannover und Göttingen, Nic. Försters und Sohns Erben, 1734-1738.. . Erste Ausgabe. Nach Urkunden entworfene Geschichte der Stadt und des Territoriums Göttingen sowie eine Beschreibung des gegenwärtigen Zustands. 1734 begann mit Gründung der welfischen Landesuniversität Georgia Augusta der Aufstieg Göttingens zu einem Zentrum wissenschaftlicher Forschung und Lehre in Deutschland. Im selben Jahr fand die erste Vorlesung statt, 1737 war feierliche Eröffnung. Sechs Autoren wirkten an diesem Kompendium mit: der Historiker und Hannoversche Bibliothekar Johann Daniel Gruber (1688-1748), dessen Beitrag zur Hochschulgründung an Münchhausens Seite bedeutend war, der Jurist Friedrich Christoph Neubur (1682-1744), die Mediziner Cyriax Ebel und Christoph Pape, der Theologe Heinrich Philipp Guden (1676-1742) und der Polyhistor Christoph August Heumann (1681-1763), letzter Rektor des Gymnasiums und seit 1734 Ordinarius für Literaturgeschichte an der neuen Universität. Gruber schrieb die Vorrede und den Quellenbericht nebst Fortsetzung. Neubur verfasste mit Ebel den ersten Teil (Bücher I-II): Stadtchronik, Landes und Naturkunde; Pape trug dazu eine Untersuchung über das Wasser und die Luft in Göttingen bei. Von Guden stammt der zweite Teil (Buch III) zur Kirchengeschichte. Heumann behandelt im dritten Teil (Buch IV) die Bildungsgeschichte und die Bildungseinrichtungen der Stadt. - Schönes Exemplar. - Loewe 3551. Heinsius IV 451. Erman/Horn II 4775.

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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 × 190 mm). Contemporary calf rebacked to style, red morocco label, red speckled edges. Folding map, 4 diagrams of which 3 are folding. Binding rubbed, wear to corners, very short closed tear to map at stub, a few faint spots but contents generally quite clean and fresh. An excellent copy. First edition of the second and most authoritative English version of the Koran. Although a solicitor by profession, George Sale (c.1696–1736) was a leading orientalist, having acted as corrector to the SPCK's Arabic translation of the New Testament (1727). His translation is prefixed by a long "preliminary discourse", a compendium of all that was known about the religion of Islam, itself separately translated into and published in several languages. The 1734 edition was the only one that was published during his lifetime, but the translation was reprinted in 1746, 1764 and many times afterward, most recently in 1984. Sale was textually indebted to the 1698 Latin translation of Ludovico Marracci, confessor to Pope Innocent XI, but unlike Marracci, Sale was convinced of the sincerity of Muhammad's intentions, though he remained eager to secure the conversion of the Muslims to Protestant Christianity. Sale's presumed partiality to Islam earned him the criticism of his orthodox contemporaries, and probably led to a breach with the SPCK, but scholars like Gibbon (whose treatment of Arabian history and Islam in his Decline and Fall relies heavily on Sale), Voltaire, and Lessing valued him highly. In 1921 Edward Denison Ross claimed that Sale's version had not yet been superseded, and more than fifty years later Sale's objectivity still guarded him from criticism in Edward Said's Orientalism (1978).

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        Essais sur les Honneurs et sur les Monuments Accordes aux Illustres Sçavans, Pendant la Suite des Siécles

      Paris: Chaubert; Le veuve Pissot; Jean de Nully, 1734. First Edition. Hardcover (Full Leather). Very Good Condition. Finely bound in full contemporary morocco, elaborately gilt on the spine and boards in floral patterns, inner dentelles, painted endpapers (a little rubbed), two old bookplates to the front pastedown, all edges gilt, corners a little bumped, modest rubbing to hinges - a lovely example of 18th century French bookbinding. Scattered light foxing, a touch heavier early on.& & Two years after Titon du Tillet's description of a vast sculpture park dedicated to the great artists, writers and musicians of France, he published this book of supporting essays on the arts. (6), xxii, (2), 467, (3)pp. Size: Octavo (8vo). Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: Under 1 kilo. Category: Art & Design; Essays & Literary Criticism. Inventory No: 045106.

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        The Dictionary Historical and Critical of Mr. Peter Bayle

      London: Knapton et al., 1734. Second Edition. Hardcover (Full Leather). Good Condition. Five volumes in contemporary calf, worn, a few boards detached and the rest having been crudely reattached at some point, surface scrapes. Quite clean internally with light scattered foxing. Finely printed with headpieces and wide margins. Portrait in volume one. Old catalog entry pasted to the first title page. It includes the preface to the first French edition and a Life of Bayle.& & A major enlightenment text and a great leap towards Diderot's Encyclopedia. "Bayle championed reason against belief, philosophy against religion, tolerance against superstition...For over half a century, until the publication of the Encyclopédie, Bayle's Dictionnaire dominated enlightened thinking in every part of Europe." Printing and the Mind of Man 155. Size: Folio. 5-volume set (complete). Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: Under 1 kilo. Category: Reference; Antiquarian & Rare. Inventory No: 045024.

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        18th century Pharmaceutical SAMMELBAND

      Frankfurt. Various Editions. Contemp. stiff vellum. A very good copy with some overall browning. 8vo.,A thick volume of Paullini's pharmaceutcial writings that contains : 1] Neu Vermehrte Heylsame Dreck Apothecke ...., 1734, 436 pp.; 2] Der Heilsamen Dreck Apothecke Anderer Theil ...., 1734, 274 pp.; 3] Flagellum Salutis, Das ist Curieuse Erzahlung ...., 1698, 158 + [4] pp.; 4] Curieuse, neue / seltene / leichte ... Haus Apothec / ...., 1706, 395 + [59] pp.. Paullini's work is the last in a long tradition of using excrement of all kinds as a cure for sickness. The approach had once again been resurrected by Wecker in the mid 17th century whose Antidotarium contained a chapter on the subject. Paullini, however, is the ultimate codification of this unusual subject area. See Blake; Krivatsy # 8687; Kremers, p. 79; Waring.

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        Sardiniæ Regnum et Insula uti per celeberr P. Coronelli Reip. Venetæ. A. MCDXXXIV.

      1734 - Nuremberg, c.1734. Coloured. 580 x 485mm. Sardinia, after the Venetian cartographer Coronelli. Bottom right is an inset plan of Cagliari.

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        Boehmische, Maehrische und Schlesische Gelehrte und Schriftsteller aus dem Orden der Jesuiten von Anfang der Gesellschaft bis auf gegenwärtige Zeit. Prag, Selbstverlag d. Verfassers 1786. 8°. 1 Bl., VI, 295 S., 2 Bll., Pbd. d. Zt. mit Rsch.

      . . ADB XXV, Seltenes Lexikon über Jesuiten, die sich als Wissenschaftler hervorgetan hatten.- Franti?ek Martin Pelcl (auch Franz Martin Pelzel) (* 11. November 1734 in Reichenau an der Knieschna; 24. Februar 1801 in Prag) war tschechischer Schriftsteller, Historiker und Philologe. 1793 wurde er zum ersten Professor des neu eingerichteten Studiengangs der tschechischen Sprache und Literatur an der Karls-Universität Prag ernannt.- Ohne das Frontispiz.- Vorsatz u. Titel gestempelt, tls. etw. braunfleckig, Ebd. tls. berieben u. bestoßen sowie mit 2 kl. Bibliotheksaufkleber.

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        An Epistle from Mr. Pope, to Dr. Arbuthnot

      London: J. Wright, 1734. Folio; a large copy, disbound; quarter morocco box. First edition, and a fine copy of one of Pope's most celebrated invectives, addressed to his physician and life-long friend, Arbuthnot. It famously contains Pope's savaging of Queen Caroline's confidant and society gossip Lord Hervey, who is named "Paris" here but "Sporus" in subsequent editions: "Let Paris tremble" - "What? that Thing of silk, Paris, that mere white Curd of Ass's milk? Satire or Shame alas! Can Paris feel? Who breaks a Butterfly upon a Wheel?

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        Caesarea: Or, an Account of Jersey, the Greatest of the Islands remaining to the Crown of England of the Ancient Dutchy of Normandy

      London: T. Wotton,, 1734. With an Appendix of Records, &c. an accurate Map of the Island, and a Prospect of Elizabeth-Castle. The Second Edition, revised, and much augmented … To which are added, in a Letter to the Author: Remarks on the XIXth Chapter of the IId Book of Selden's Mare Clausum, by Philip Morant … Octavo (200 × 122 mm). Contemporary lightly sprinkled calf, no titling, gilt rules enclosing the bands, edges sprinkled red. Folding engraved map coloured in outline and one other folding plate, full-page wood-cut plan to the text. A little rubbed, bumped at the corners, tail-cap chipped, upper joint just starting, map with a short clean tear along a fold, no loss, light toning otherwise, a very good copy. First published in 1694, this edition was "greatly expanded with a substantial documentary appendix", the work being "the first and for a long time the standard work on Jersey, reprinted as late as 1837" (ODNB). This copy with Philip Carteret's armorial bookplate to the front pastedown, and his ownership inscription to the title page. Carteret was surely one of the most notable Jerseymen of the eighteenth century. He was on the Dolphin for Byron's circumnavigation, and accompanied Wallis's expedition to discover the great southern continent as commander of the Swallow, a sixth rate sloop of fourteen guns. Separated from the main party in the Dolphin, Carteret carried out a voyage of exploration in the Pacific making a number of important discoveries including Pitcairn Island, New Ireland and St. George's Channel. "Carteret was left with his health ruined and with scant reward from the Admiralty, in marked contrast to their treatment of Byron and his crew. Lacking effective patronage and having turned the Admiralty against him by his complaints about Swallow and by importuning them on his return for a new ship, he was left on half pay". He gave his journal to Hawkesworth for publication as part of An Account of the Voyages undertaken by Byron, Wallis, Carteret and Cook (1773), but was so outraged by the editor's "many ill-judged changes" that he prepared his own version for the press, which was not to be published until the Hakluyt Society's edition of 1965. Carteret's subsequent reputation was "marred by the fact that Hawkesworth's mangled version of his journal was the only account available, and particularly by the fact that his achievements were so soon eclipsed by the triumphs of Cook. Though he died disappointed and embittered, his contributions to Pacific geography were notable and a fitting testimony to his powers of observation and his courage". A nice association copy.

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        Praxis Geometriae, worinnen nicht nur alle bey dem Feld-Messen vorkommende Fälle, mit Stäben, dem Astrolabio, der Boussole, und der Mensul, in Ausmessung eintzeler Linien, Flächen und gantzer Revier, welche, wenn deren etliche angräntzende zusammen genommen, eine Land-Karte ausmachen, auf ebenen Boden und Gebürgen, wie auch die Abnehmung derer Höhen und Wasser-Fälle, nebst beygefügten practischen Hand-Griffen deutlich erörtert. werden. 2 Tle in 1 Band. 5. Aufl. Augsburg, M. Probst, 1755. 4°. 5 Bll., 97 S., 2 Bll.; 55 S. Mit 2 gest. Frontisp., 1 gest. Textvign., 1 gest. Titelvign. u. 39 (gef.) Kupfertafeln, Ldr. d. Zt. mit Rsch.

      - Bibl. Dt. Museum, Libri rari 215 - vgl. Kat. d. Ornamentstichslg. Berlin 1734 (2. Aufl.) - Poggendorff II, 400.- Grundlegendes Werk zur Feldmeßkunst u. Kartenherstellung im 18. Jahrhundert (von 1732 bis 1788 erschienen 9 Auflagen). ?One of the most popular german works on surveying?(Sotheran, Suppl. I, 1626).- Die Kupfer zeigen geometrische und geodätische Meß- und Zeicheninstrumente, Grundrisse, Pläne und Karten, darunter ein Plan von Stolberg (Harz). Die gr. Titelvignette des 2. Teils ("Zugabe") mit einer hübsche Ansicht von Göttingen.- Vorsatz gestempelt, Ebd. tls. stärker berieben, Rückengelenke durch Wurmfraß tls. etw. besch., innen gutes Ex.

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        The Koran, commonly called the Alcoran of Mohammed.

      London, Charles Ackers for John Wilcox, 1734.. Large 4to (25 x 19.5 cm). With title-page in red and black, and 5 engraved plates: a large folding map of the Arabian peninsula (with an inset view of the "Temple at Mecca"), a folding plan and view of the "Temple at Mecca" and 3 family trees (2 folding). "IX" [= XIII], [3], 187, [1 blank], 508, [15]. [1 blank] pp. Contemporary blind-tooled calf, sewn on 5 cords, each board in a panel design with the inner and outer areas darker than that inbetween, blind-tooled board edges, red sprinkled edges, later gold-tooled red morocco label.. First edition of the first English Quran to be translated directly from the Arabic: a landmark not only in efforts to bring an accurate version of the Quran to the English-speaking world, but also in Western Quranic studies in general. It also includes Sale's 7-page note to the reader, with criticisms of earlier translations into English and other languages, his 187-page preliminary discourse bringing together a wealth of information about Islamic culture, and valuable scholarly footnotes, including material from the Islamic commentaries of al-Baydawi and al-Suyuti. Holt notes his "enlightened and objective attitude" in sharp contrast with most Western Arabists of his day or earlier: "His freedom from religious prejudice , his obvious conviction that Arabic writers were the best source of Arab history, and Muslim commentators the fittest to expound the Quran, marks an enormous advance ". In addition to Arabic sources, Sale consulted the best Latin translation of the Quran, by Ludovico Marracci, published in 1698. Wynkyn de Worde had published a tiny piece of the Quran in English ca. 1519, but the first real Quran in English appeared in 1649, translated from Andre du Ryer's French translation of 1647. The French version already had serious faults and they grew worse in the English translation, so this version was never highly regarded by serious scholars. It long remained the only English Quran available, however, and further editions of it appeared in 1688 and 1719. George Sale (1697-1736), son of a London merchant, studied law at Inner Temple in London, but chose to work (intermittently) as a solicitor rather than a barrister. He originally took an interest in Arabic as a member of the Society for Promoting Christian Knowledge in London and helped prepare their Arabic New Testament of 1726. He became one of England's leading orientalists, and though he certainly hoped to convert people from Islam to Christianity he nevertheless viewed Islam sympathetically. He thought Mohammed did a service in bringing some form of monotheism to pagans. In fact contemporaries criticized him for presenting Islam too favourably, though Voltaire and Thomas Jefferson read his translation eagerly. Sale's English translation was also translated into German, French and Russian, and appeared in numerous further English editions from 1764 until after World War II. It remains highly regarded today. The book was well printed by the leading London printer Charles Ackers, with Arabic words transliterated in the Latin alphabet using various accents. The 4-page dedication to John Carteret, the future Earl Granville, is a nice example of the use in London of the remarkably modern Double Pica (21 point) roman (with a few words of italic) that Peter de Walpergen cut for John Fell of the University Press at Oxford in 1682. Originally exclusively for the use of the University, these types illicitly found their way into the London trade around 1706. The dedication was added at the last minute as a separate bifolium and is not included in the pagination. - With engraved armorial bookplate of "Rev. Richard Congreve" (with motto "Esse quam viderel"), possibly the Reverend Richard Congreve (1714-1782). Slightly browned throughout, last leaves with marginal water stain, hinges cracked, but most sewing supports intact. A good copy of a groundbreaking English translation of the Quran. - ESTC T146975. Fück, Die Arabischen Studien, p. 104. P.M. Holt, Studies in the history of the Near East (1973), pp. 57-60. McKenzie & Ross (eds.), A ledger of Charles Ackers, p. 41. Schnurrer, p. 429.

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        Les Princesses Malabares, ou le Célibat Philosophique . Ouvrage interessant & curieux, avec des Notes Historiques & Critiques

      'Andrinople: chez Thomas Franco, 1734. Duodecimo, title page slightly damaged at inner margin; a few stains but a good copy in old quarter calf. First edition of this allegorical satire on French society, an orientalist fantasy with Malabar princesses and many of the usual props including sultans and harems. Its author is believed to have been de Longue, an obscure writer who does not make an appearance in Nouvelle Biographie Générale, but it has also been attributed variously to the abbé Lenglet Dufresnoy, and to one Quesnel, who is mentioned in the preface, and who died in the Bastille. This is an odd book, its most curious feature the use of the anagram. Most of the satire remains allegorical (rather than directed at individuals or institutions): thus for example there are critiques of 'Raison' and 'Religion,' but they become 'Rasoni' and 'Roligine.' The subterfuge may seem redundant when the satire is of a concept, but anyway these rather blatant anagrams are explained in a key at the end of the book. Nonetheless, this enigmatic style did not save the book from the fire: its allegorical satire on French society together with its alleged atheism, meant that it was condemned to be burnt by an arrêt du Parlement in 1734, which adds to its rarity.

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        Gesamtans., v. d. Landseite, "Arx et Vicus Abach terram versus. Schlos und Flecken Abach von der Land seite".

      . kol. Kupferstich aus Theatrum Danubi b. J. Wolff Erben, 1734, 18 x 29. Nicht bei Fauser; Nebehay/Wagner, 736.20. - Blick von einem Wegekreuz zur Stadt, rechts die Donau.

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        The Flower-Garden Display'd, in Above Four Hundred Curious Representations of the Most Beautiful Flowers; Regularly dispos'd in the respective Months of their Blossom, Curiously Engrav'd on Copper-Plates, From the Designs of Mr. Furber, and Others, and Coloured to the Life. With the Description and History of each Plant, and the Method of their Culture; whether in Stoves, Green-Houses, Hot Beds, Glass-Cases, Open Borders, or against Walls. Very Useful, Not only for the Curious in Gardening, but the Prints likewise for Painters, Carvers, Japaners, &c. also for the Ladies, at Patterns for Working, and Painting in Water-Colours, or Furniture for the Closet.

      R. Montagu; J. Brindley; C. Corbett. Printed for J. Hazard, R. Montagu, W. Bickerton, R. Chandler and C. Ward, London 1734 - 4to. 25 by 20 cm. [6], 139, [1] pp. With twelve spectacular hand-colored plates of luxuriant bouquets, plus hand-colored frontis. One of the most beautiful of early botanicals. Frontis with roughness by outer edge and with closed tear and small chip by spine, not affecting the illustration. Four leaves following with tiny edge chip not affecting text or illustration. Otherwise age toning but mostly clean. Contemporary calf is heavily worn, dry and cracking. Old reback with similar wear.

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        Fruntimmers bibliothec, afsatt af ängelskan på thet swenska språket.

      (I)-III. Sthlm, J. L. Horrn, (1734)-38. 8:o. (6),344,(2),353-744 + (4),592 + (4),723 s. Tre samtida trevliga men ganska nötta marmorerade skinnbd med upphöjda, bind, rikt guldornerade ryggar, bruna titel- och gröna deltiteletiketter. Vackra blå klistermarmorerade snitt. Ryggarna med en del nagg upp- och nedtill. Fin inlaga. Med Charlotta C. Hillbergs och M. Stålbergs namnteckningar samt Bernhard Kempes röda namnstpl.. Första och enda svenska översättning av Steeles "The ladies library". Översättningen gjordes av Johan Ihre, J. Steuchius och J. von Düben på drottning Ulrika Eleonoras anmodan. Det var i och med att han övertog detta översättningsarbete som Johan Ihre kom in på den germanska språkvetenskapens bana, där han sedan skulle komma att göra sin största insats som forskare

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      Paris, H.-L Guerin and J. Guerin, 1734.FIRST EDITION, 1734, French text, 8vo, approximately 195 x 125 mm, 7¾ x 5 inches, 27 folding plates in total, numbered I - XXV plus 2 further plates numbered IX* and XXIII*, 4 folding tables, pages: viii, 1 - 387 including index of authors cited in the Traite, (8) - Errata, Table of contents and privilege du roi, bound in full contemporary mottled calf, raised bands and gilt decoration in compartments, gilt lettered morocco label, all edges red. Tiny chips at head and tail of hinges with slight loss to leather at foot of spine, small hole repaired to head of spine, small cracks at top of hinges, label slightly chipped, corners slightly worn with boards showing at tips, front inner hinges partly split, small repair to edge of front endpaper, title page lightly browned, small faint name in fore - edge margin of title page, small brown stain affects upper edge of first 140 pages gradually diminishing, very occasional slight foxing, small ink stain to 1 margin, small stain on 2 facing pages with loss of 3 letters on each, a few ink notes on rear endpapers. Binding tight and firm. A very good copy. Dom Jacques Alexandre (or Allexandre) (1653 - 1734) was a learned Benedictine monk, a man of great industry whose leisure was devoted to the study of mathematics and physical and mechanical science. He is known for his two works, "Traite du flux et du reflux de la mer" and the "Traité général des horloges." The latter is a general treatise on the history and the art of constructing time - pieces. It contains a bibliography of writers on the subject of clocks with a brief account of their principal works (pages 277 - 382). MORE IMAGES ATTACHED TO THIS LISTING. POSTAGE AT COST.

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        An Enquiry Into the Writings of Homer

      Printed in the Year. First edition.. Very good copy.. NCBEL II, 2051. 8vo, contemporary calf rebacked (spine a bit faded; edges a little rubbed; faint residue from a bookplate on the front pastedown), black leather label, gilt rules and lettering. Frontis portrait, engraved title, folding map, eleven plates and vignettes in the text by a combination of artists and engravers, but primarily the art work is by Gravelot (who had just moved to London from Paris in 1734), engraved by Gerard van der Gucht, Paul Fourdrinier and Gerard Scotin. The first book by Thomas Blackwell the Younger (1701-1757), Greek scholar, translator and professor at Aberdeen, and a handsome production though no printer, bookseller or author is credited until several years later; only the artist got recognition.

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        7 Festungsgrundrisse auf einem Blatt, "Pianta di Cremona, e delle altre Fortezze di Milano ... - Plan von Cremona und denen übrigen Maylaendischen , auch Theile am Po Fluß gelegenen Vestungen ..".

      . altkol. Kupferstich b. Homann Erben, dat. 1734, 48 x 56. Oben mittig der Titel in 2 Sprachen. Das Blatt zeigt Befestigungsgrundrisse von Cremona, Pavia, Casale Montferrato, Fort de Fuentes, Novara, Seravalle, Tortone. - Restauriert ( allseitig angerändert ).

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        Voyages et Avantures de Jacques Massé

      Cologne: Jaques Kainkus, c., 1734. Duodecimo, frontispiece, title-page printed in black and red; contemporary sprinkled calf, spine gilt in compartments; bookplate and armorial gilt stamp on front board of F. Lachêvre. Third edition. A handsome copy of the third edition (Rosenberg edition 'C'), with frontispiece portrait of Massé and title-page vignette of Mercury. Friederich comments that the importance of mining and irrigation to the Australians makes it the only work 'to foreshadow what has actually come to pass in modern Australia'. Tyssot de Patot was a well-known Huguenot free-thinker, whose writings were a continual source of scandal: Voltaire thought that he had 'carried the torch of discord into their homeland'. Certainly the antagonistically anti-religious stance of this novel created much ill-feeling. Atkinson comments that because 'open criticism of the Bible is so frequent' he will have to content himself with listing just a few of the more extreme examples. Massé shipwrecks on the Southern continent at '44 South latitude, almost at the point where Kerguelen Island will be found to be on modern maps' (Atkinson). Whilst most of the survivors of the wreck are content to maintain a large presence on the coast, Massé and his friend Moret travel inland where they settle in an enormous and well-organised utopia, 'a plentiful, fruitful country, a land of blessing and peace … where human blood is sacred and safe from the rage and tyranny of great men'. They become so enamoured of their Australian hosts that they abjure their faith and their European heritage, and it is only when Moret is betrayed by his liaison with a treacherous queen that they reluctantly flee, escaping rather fortuitously by a subterranean river which deposits them close by the original settlement. They remain besieged in the camp for another twelve years before they are finally picked up by a Portuguese ship. Rosenberg argues for a date of around 1734 for this edition, to coincide with the renewed interest in Tyssot's work at the time (he cites 1733 English and 1737 German editions). His theory is that this renewal of interest 'arose because it was confused with Mandeville's Fable of the Bees which, by 1730, had achieved considerable notoriety'.

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        Aloude Hollandsche Histori.

      Florents den Eersten zoon, aldaar het Hooggebied gehad hebben. 's Graavenhaage, by Pieter de Hondt, 1734. 2 vol in-folio. [42] 348 pp [23], 360 pp [28]. Early dutsch history nicely illustrated with 13 maps, 10 plates, in-text engravings of coins and many genealogical tables.

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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

      printed by C. Ackers.for J. Wilcox, London 1734 - "First edition in English taken directly from the Arabic, and "remarkably accurate the best in any language a very poor English rendering by Alexander Ross appeared in 1649, but it was taken from the despicable French version" (DNB) of Andre Du Ryer. 4to, pp. [6], iii-ix, [3], 187, [1], 508, [15]; title page printed in red and black, engraved folding map of Arabia, 4 engraved plates (3 folding); full contemporary gilt-ruled sheep recently rebacked in calf, red gilt morocco spine label, marbled endpapres; very good and sound.Lowndes II, 1280." [Attributes: First Edition]

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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: printed by C. Ackers...for J. Wilcox. 1734. "First edition in English taken directly from the Arabic, and ""remarkably accurate … the best in any language … a very poor English rendering by Alexander Ross appeared in 1649, but it was taken from the despicable French version"" (DNB) of Andre Du Ryer. 4to, pp. [6], iii-ix, [3], 187, [1], 508, [15]; title page printed in red and black, engraved folding map of Arabia, 4 engraved plates (3 folding); full contemporary gilt-ruled sheep recently rebacked in calf, red gilt morocco spine label, marbled endpapres; very good and sound. Lowndes II, 1280."

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        M. AUGUSTI BEYERI MEMORIAE HISTORICO - CRITICAE LIBRORUM RARIORUM, accedunt Evangeli Cosmopolitani notae ad Jo. Burch. Menckenii De charletaneria eruditorum declamationes, in quibus exempla nonnulla praecipue Hispanorum adferuntur.

      Dresdae & Lipsiae : apud Fridericum Hekel, 1734.FIRST EDITION 1734, Latin text, 8vo, approximately 170 x 95 mm, 6½ x 3¾ inches, small floral device on title page, 2 decorative woodcut headpieces, some small woodcut tailpieces, pages: [16], 301, [3] - index, bound in full modern panelled speckled calf, decorated in blind, gilt raised bands to spine, richly gilt in compartments, gilt lettered red morocco label, new endpapers. Title page faintly browned and with a tiny ink spot to blank lower corner, some light age - browning here and there. A very good tight clean copy. The author describes 100 rare books from the late 15th century onwards, some in French, some in Latin, Spanish, Dutch or Italian, two in English. Subjects include medals and engravings; love and beauty; religion and theology; law; medicine; printing; Boccaccio's Decameron; chess and Gioachino Greco with a list of writers on chess and other games; Le Romant de la Rose; a play by the Earl of Rochester; Mozarabic Rites; life of Michelangelo; writings of Dante. Pages 285 - 301 contain Beyer's notes on De charlataneria Eruditorum by Johann Burckhard Mencke, a well known satirical pamphlet on the foolishness of men of learning. MORE IMAGES ATTACHED TO THIS LISTING, ALL ZOOMABLE. FURTHER IMAGES ON REQUEST. POSTAGE AT COST.

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        Les Princesses Malabares, ou le Célibat Philosophique . Ouvrage interessant & curieux, avec des Notes Historiques & Critiques

      chez Thomas Franco", 'Andrinople 1734 - Duodecimo, title page slightly damaged at inner margin; a few stains but a good copy in old quarter calf. First edition of this allegorical satire on French society, an orientalist fantasy with Malabar princesses and many of the usual props including sultans and harems. Its author is believed to have been de Longue, an obscure writer who does not make an appearance in Nouvelle Biographie Générale, but it has also been attributed variously to the abbé Lenglet Dufresnoy, and to one Quesnel, who is mentioned in the preface, and who died in the Bastille. This is an odd book, its most curious feature the use of the anagram. Most of the satire remains allegorical (rather than directed at individuals or institutions): thus for example there are critiques of 'Raison' and 'Religion,' but they become 'Rasoni' and 'Roligine.' The subterfuge may seem redundant when the satire is of a concept, but anyway these rather blatant anagrams are explained in a key at the end of the book. Nonetheless, this enigmatic style did not save the book from the fire: its allegorical satire on French society together with its alleged atheism, meant that it was condemned to be burnt by an arrêt du Parlement in 1734, which adds to its rarity. [Attributes: First Edition]

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