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        Dictionarium Britannicum: or a more Compleat Universal Etymological English Dictionary than any Extant. The Second Edition with numerous Additions and Improvements. Illustrated with near Five Hundred Cuts, for Giving a clear Idea of those Figures, not so well apprehended by verbal Description.

      London: T. Cox at the Lamb under the Royal-Exchange. Very Good. 1736. Second Edition. Hardcover. Nicely rebound in full mottled calf; floral designs to front and back boards. Five raised bands; gilt title to spine. Small stain to bottom edge. Bookplate to front pastedown. Previous owner's name crossed out on title page. Contains the elusive Orrery plate. Unpaginated. Final leaf reinforced at fore edge.; 9 x 14 inches .

      [Bookseller: William Chrisant & Sons' Old Florida Boo]
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        Bertoldo con Bertoldino e Cacasenno in ottava rima

      Bologna: Lelio dalla Volpe, 1736. From the Collection of Arthur & Charlotte Vershbow. 2 parts in one volume, 4to (290 x 211 mm). Engraved frontispiece and 20 plates by Ludovico Mattioli after Giuseppe Maria Crespi, engraved and letterpress folding table, large printer's device on title, oval author portrait vignette, 16 tail-pieces. Contemporary Italian vellum, red leather lettering-piece. Light wear to binding. Provenance: Ernst and Elise Lipmann (bookplate); purchased from Andrew Robison, 1975. FIRST APPEARANCE of Giuseppe Maria Crespi's images as book illustrations, one of the most splendid Bolognese illustrated books of the eighteenth century. Circa 1710 Mattioli published his first set of etchings after Crespi's drawings of the popular Bertoldo and Bertoldino stories (Bartsch 23-42). He then reinterpreted the result of this collaborations in a new series of etchings for this edition a quarter of a century later. Croce's comic, anti-aristocratic stories are re-imagined in ottava rima by G. P. Riva, P. B. Baldi, G. P. Zanotti, and others. Adding commentary is Giovanni Andrea Barotti. Proverbs and folktales are woven through the story of the crude but world-savvy peasant Bertoldo and his son, Bertoldino. Croce, the son of a blacksmith, was one of Italy's most successful self-taught authors, whose popularity exceeded his social stature. The abbot Adriano Banchieri was one of many who admired his work; his sequel to the work was published in 1620. Gamba 2156; Brunet I, 820.

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        L'Espion de Thamas Kouli-Kan, dans les cours de l'Europe. Ou lettres et memoires de Pagi-Nassir-Bek. Contenant diverses anecdotes politiques pour servir à l'histoire du tems présent. Traduit du Persan par l'abbé de Rochebrune. Keulen: Erasmus Kinkius [= Holland], 1746.

      "Gebonden in geheel leer; (10)+391 p., ill. Goudstempeling op de rug. Mooi exemplaar. Lit: Niet bij Jacobsen Jensen; Estreicher XXIV, 21, Weller II 118 (zonder verdere toeschrijving van drukplaats)"."Pagi Nassir Bek was een fictieve spion van de Perzische koning Nadir-Shah. De hier gepubliceerde memoires en brieven zijn gedateerd 1736-1744 en werden geschreven te Astrakan, Ispahan, St.-Petersburg, Warschau, Wenen, Amsterdam en Tauris. De pagina's 279-362 betreffen de Nederlanden in 1742. Hij beschrijft de recente historie, het staatsbestel en de volgende plaatsen: Amsterdam, Zaandam, Den Bosch, Grave, Maastricht, Hulst, Sas van Gent en een aantal Zuid-Nederlandse steden. Het frontispice toont een allegorische afbeelding van spionage: de list bedekt de spion, de politiek en het gevaar begeleiden hem. Het is gegraveerd door P. Tanjé. Het boek is een poging de geheime politiek van de Europese hoven op een kryptische manier te beschrijven. In de noten tal van verwijzingen naar mohammedaanse zeden en gebruiken. In het voorwoord wordt een -niet verschenen - tweede deel aangekondigd over Mahomet e.a."

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        Bertoldo con Bertoldino e Cacasenno in ottava rima

      Bologna: Lelio dalla Volpe, 1736. 2 parts in one volume, 4to (290 x 211 mm). Engraved frontispiece and 20 plates by Ludovico Mattioli after Giuseppe Maria Crespi, engraved and letterpress folding table, large printer's device on title, oval author portrait vignette, 16 tail-pieces. Contemporary Italian vellum, red leather lettering-piece. Light wear to binding. Provenance: Ernst and Elise Lipmann (bookplate); purchased from Andrew Robison, 1975. FIRST APPEARANCE of Giuseppe Maria Crespi's images as book illustrations, one of the most splendid Bolognese illustrated books of the eighteenth century. Circa 1710 Mattioli published his first set of etchings after Crespi's drawings of the popular Bertoldo and Bertoldino stories (Bartsch 23-42). He then reinterpreted the result of this collaborations in a new series of etchings for this edition a quarter of a century later. Croce's comic, anti-aristocratic stories are re-imagined in ottava rima by G. P. Riva, P. B. Baldi, G. P. Zanotti, and others. Adding commentary is Giovanni Andrea Barotti. Proverbs and folktales are woven through the story of the crude but world-savvy peasant Bertoldo and his son, Bertoldino. Croce, the son of a blacksmith, was one of Italy's most successful self-taught authors, whose popularity exceeded his social stature. The abbot Adriano Banchieri was one of many who admired his work; his sequel to the work was published in 1620. Gamba 2156; Brunet I, 820. From the Collection of Arthur & Charlotte Vershbow.

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        Examen Apologetico de la Historica Narracion

      1736 - de los Naufragios, Peregrinaciones, I Milagros de Alvar Nunez Cabeza de Baca, el las Tierras de la Florida, de la Nuevo Mexico.Folio. A very good copy in modern morocco, gilt, extremities rubbed. 50pp. Madrid, Juan de Zuniga, 1736. [Bound with] ARDIONO (Antonio) Naufragios de Alvar Nunez Cabeza de Vaca, Y Relacion de la Jornada. Folio. 52pp. These two works are extracted from Barcia's Historiadores primitivos de las Indias Occidentales. (1736-49).Alvar Nunez Cabeza de Vaca spent the better part of twelve years exploring North America and Mexico on his first expedition - to conquer Florida - under Panfilo de Narvaez. The party left Spain in 1527, though was shipwrecked off the coast of Texas and the eighty survivors lived with the Karankawa Indians for a year. The fifteen who survived that first year split up and moved to other tribes further north. Cabeza de Vaca found himself with the Avavare and accompanied them on their annual pilgrimages to southern Texas for prickly pear apples. In 1534 Cabeza de Vaca and three others travelled to Mexico via present day El Paso and on to Mexico City. This group acted as medicine men to the tribes they lived with and Cabeza de Vaca was regarded as a powerful shaman. Sabin, 3350; Howes, 131; Palau, 15803; Howgego, C3. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Politica indiana, compuesta por el Doct. D. Juan de Solorzano Pereyra, Cavallero del Orden de Santiago, del Consejo del Rey Nuestro Señor en los Supremos de Castilla, y de las Indias. Dividida en seis libros. En los quales con gran distincion, y estudio se trata, y resuelve todo lo tocante al Descubrimiento, Descripcion, Adquisicion, y Retencion de las mesmas Indias, y su Govierno particular, assi cerca de las personas de los Indios, y sus Servicios, Tributos, Diezmos, y Encomiendas, como de lo Espiritual,

      En Madrid: "Por Matheo Sacristan, Año de 1736 [tomo I]; Por Gabriel Ramíre, 1736-1739 En Madrid: "Por Matheo Sacristan, Año de 1736 [tomo I]; Por Gabriel Ramírez, Año de 1739 [tomo II].", 1736-1739. Third, but first complete edition. . Contemporary spanish calf binding. VG+. "2 vols., Folio, (333x226mm.).- Vol 1.: [24], 458 p.; sign.: [1], ¶4, ¶¶-¶¶¶2, ***, ¶¶¶¶2, aa, A3, B-L2, M-Z4, Aa-Zz4, Aaa-Qqq4, Rrr2.- Vol 2: [8], 704 p.; sign.: [4], Sss-Zzz4, Aaaa-Zzzzz4, Aaaaaa-Nnnnnn4, [2], Oooooo-Zzzzzz4, Aaaaaaa-Mmmmmmm4, [2]; propers half-title and title page.- // Contemporary spanish calf binding; spine with gilt fillets and title, and volume labels. Inner margin in Sss del v. 2 ripped. All first volumes of this edition (and the first part of the second volumes also) were printed using a poor quality paper age-toned over time. Taking it into account, very good copy.- // Refs.: Medina, BHA, 3067; Palau, 318983; Moreno, Boliviana, 2713; Sabin, 22, 86536. Appointed by Felipe III  oidor in the Audiencia of Lima in 1609, the doctor in laws Juan de Solorzano dedicated a good part of his time there to fulfill the commission of  to attend and write everything that judges concerning, and convenient to his right, and government. The result of his effort were two volumes in Latin, 'Disputatio de Indiarum Iure sive de iusta Indiarum Occidentalium inquisitione, acquisitione et retentione, tribus libris comprehensa and Tomus alter de Indiarum Iure sive de iusta Indiarum Occidentalium gubernatione, quinque libris comprehensus', that were published in Madrid in 1629 and 1639 respectively. In them, after a description of the discovery, conquest and retention of the West Indies, he offered an analysis of both the institutions of government which had been generated and the functioning of the whole administration  civil, economic and religious and the laws  specific laws, laws of Castile and the customary aboriginal right that justified it. «It was then made clear to me that it would be of the pleasure and service of Your Majesty that these books be put into the Spanish language so that those who do not understand the Latin may enjoy them; and the same have been asked me by letter many Indies people well warned».Thus, Solorzano undertook a version in Castilian, less detailed (although he maintained the Latin in the appointments) and with more updated data, that was published in Madrid, in 1648, in a single volume, but of 1200 pages: the 'Política Indiana'. Whether it was in Latin or in Spanish, Solorzano s objective was to justify the ownership of the territory by the Crown of Castile and enter into the existing dispute over the treatment given by the Spaniards to the Indians, both to defend the dignity as people of the Indians (he followed Francisco de Vitoria and Jose de Acosta) and its strict defense against the abuses in the courts, and to defend the good management developed by the Spanish crown. Although in 1680 a compilation of the laws for Indies, which affected the legal basis of the 'Politica Indiana', was published ('Recopilación de las leyes de Indias'), the demand for copies seemed sufficient for the brothers Verdussen to reprint it unchanged at Antwerp in 1703, compressing their types to reduce the volume to 600 pages. It was not until the 1720s that the rapporteur of the Consejo de Indias (Council of the Indies), Francisco Ramiro de Valenzuela, undertook the work of legally updating Solorzano s work, requesting and obtaining a printing license in 1730 for 'Adiciones sobre la Política Indiana' (Additions on Indian Politics). Such additions were never published as it, and instead, in 1736 and 1739, the two volumes of a new edition of the Solorzano s 'Política Indiana' appeared with the additions due to Ramiro de Valenzuela bellowing in each chapter the text of Solorzano in numbered paragraphs preceded by an asterisk. This last enlarged edition we offer, would be reprinted unchanged, in 1776, in Madrid, in the Imprenta de la Gazeta Real."

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        \"Die Fisch Otter haben 3. bis 4. Iunge; bekommen im andern Iahr vermögen zur Zucht; werden immer grösser\". Blick in eine Felsgrotte mit einer Fischotterfamilie, rechts im Hintergrund ein Wasserfall.

       Kupferstich von und nach Johann Elias Ridinger, 1736, 27,5 x 41 cm. Thienemann 223. - Aus: \"Betrachtung der wilden Thiere mit beygefügter vortrefflichen Poesie des hochberühmten Herrn Barthold Heinrich Brockes\", herausgegeben von Johann Elias Ridinger, Augsburg 1736. Versand D: 6,00 EUR Dekorative Graphik, Tiere

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        De Antiquis Ecclesiae Ritibus. . . Tractatum de Antiqua Ecclesiae Disciplina in Divinis Celebrandis Officiis ... Collectum atque exornatum . . . R. P. domni Edmundi Martene,... Editio Secunda ab eodem auctore tertiam ultra partem aucta... (Original 18th Century printings)

      Antwerpen: J.B. de la Bry, 1736-1737. . Folios. 2 volumes (1 & 3 of 4). [40], 982; [20], 956, [79] pp. Volume 1 with engraved portrait frontispiece and two plates, one fold out. (Folio) 40x24 cm (14x9 ") Modern black buckram, gilt spine. Second Edition. These volumes formerly of Mount St. Alphonsus Seminary in Esopus, NY. with their stamps, pockets, etc. at front and rear. Edmond Martène was a French Benedictine historian and liturgist. In 1672 he entered the Benedictine Abbey of St-Rémy at Reims, a house of the Congregation of Saint-Maur. He devoted his life to the study of subjects connected with history and liturgy, residing in various monasteries of his order, especially at Rouen, where he received the sympathetic co-operation of the prior of Sainte-Marthe.

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        Elia de Profeet kragtig in Woorden, Werken en Schrift. In XX. Redenvoeringen en beknopter in Rym. WAARBIJ: Eliza de Profeet gezalft met Elias geest wonderbaar in zyn leven en dood. In XXV. Leerredenen en Byschriften.

      Groningen, Jurjen en Hajo Spandaw 1736/1741 - 2 werken in 1 band, (titelprent met verklaring, 22) 520 (15), (2, 14) 544 (15) p. Origineel Perkament met ribben en stempels, 4° (Het perkament van de rug is plaatselijk wat gebarsten, mist de titelprent van deel 2.)

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        Gentleman's Magazine and Historical Chronicle - Run of Eight Years 1736 - 1743

      Edward Cave, London 1736 - A run of eight volumes, each containing 12 issues and supplements as called for from 1736 - 1743. A very good set in what looks like a publisher's binding. Rubbing to the edges, with loss of leather to 1 volume and s split in the spine to another, the boards are all attached ,some loss to the marbled paper over the boards. Armorial bookplates on front pastedowns. Complete with the maps and plates as called for including the West Indies and Atlantic Charts in 1740, the Atlantic is torn away, but without loss. The two Russian maps in 1939 are in good order. A huge variety of articles including the series of "Debates in Senate of Lilliput' and pieces ascribed to Alexander Pope. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        The Reasonableness of Christianity, As deliver'd in the scriptures.

      A. Bettesworth 1736 - To which is added, a first and second vindication of the same; from some exceptions and reflections in a treatise by the Rev. Mr. Edwards, intitled, Some thoughts concerning the several causes and occasions of atheism, especially in the present Age. The sixth edition. [2], 292pp. [together with.] A Second Vindication of the Reasonableness of Christianity, as deliver'd in the scriptures. The fifth edition. xvi, 392pp. Two volumes. A near fine set bound in matching full contemporary sprinkled calf, raised bands, red morocco labels. Neat repair to the rear board of Vol II where a small patch of leather had lifted. 8vo. Printed for A. Bettesworth and C. Hitch. 1736. ESTC T180141, Bodleian, and Wesley College only. ESTC N34304, Dr Williams Library, Hurd Library, Bodleian, Sir John Soane's Museum; Boston and Otago. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Eine kurtze Eröffnung und Anweisung der dreyen Principien und Welten im Menschen, In unterschiedlichen Figuren vorgestellet: wie und wo eigentlich ihre Centra im innern Menschen stehen; gleich sie der Autor selbst im Göttlichen Schauen in sich gefunden...

      [N.p.]: Auf vieler Verlangen aufs neue dem Druck übergeben... 1736. Small 8vo, 175, [1(instructions to binder)] pp. Double-page frontispiece containing two images; folding cosmic diagram; and two plates, all hand-colored copperplate engravings; the diagram & plates tipped onto the fore-edges of text leaves. Title-page printed in red & black. Contemporary brown & white marbled boards, paper backstrip label, in modern beige buckram folding box with paper backstrip label. Covers well worn; some minor internal staining and neat annotation; small ballpoint arrow on title-page indicating date '1696'; name of the author of the foreword on p. [2]; overall a sound copy of this important mystical text with astonishing illustrations. Second Edition; the work was evidently compiled in 1696 and first published in Leiden in 1723. Later editions were issued in 1779 & 1850; and the book may well be in print today. This edition is most uncommon, with OCLC locating it only at Duke and the Niedersachsische Staats- und Universitatsbibliothek in Gottingen. Johann Georg Gichtel (1638-1710) was a theologian and attorney who embraced mysticism and the teachings of the inspirational Jakob Böhme (1575-1624), whose works he edited in 1682-1683. Gichtel wound up leading a life of ecstatic poverty in Amsterdam as head of a small cult known as Gichtelians or Brethren of the Angel. Their goal, and the thrust of this complex hermetic-mystical treatise, is the understanding of Divine Wisdom through self-knowledge and through freedom from all carnal desires. The four human images in the frontispiece and plates depict the evolution of humankind from the spirit by means of an inward spiraling of energies through the planets, although the iconography is much more complex than that. The large cosmic diagram seems to combine elements of astrology and spiritualism. These images were evidently based on visions of Gichtel's and may have been prepared by Graber, whose role in this publication is uncertain. The book was probably edited by Johann Wilhelm Überfeld (whose name is written in on p. [2]) (1659-1731), a follower of Gichtel who in 1730 published an edition of Gichtel's edition of Böhme's writings that is now regarded as standard. The first edition has appeared 3 times at auction since 1975, this edition only once; no copy is noted online although copies of the 1st and 4th editions are there as of 9/07.

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        An Enquiry into the Life and Writings of Homer [with original pen-and-ink sketch]

      London: [s.n.], M.DCC.XXXVI [1736]. 8vo: [4],346,[82], with folding copper-engraved map of the Mediterranean world, frontispiece portrait of Homer, title-page vignette and 12 further half-page plates and tailpieces (one beginning and ending each section), engraved by Van der Gucht, all in excellent impressions. Contemporary mottled calf, boards framed with double gilt filet, ornately gilt-tooled spine in six compartments, red morocco lettering piece gilt, all edges speckled red, plain period end papers. Laid in is an accomplished drawing in pen and ink of the frontispiece portrait, signed and dated, "[John] Bateman 1760." (Bateman's engraved armorial book plate appears on the front paste down.) A Fine, virtually pristine copy, bright pages free of foxing and stains, clear print and ample margins, fresh gilt. In all, a highly attractive example of this seminal work of classical scholarship. Lowndes 213. Second Edition. Blackwell's reputation as a major figure of the Scottish Enlightenment rests chiefly on this pioneering study, first published anonymously in 1735. Blackwell believed that culture was learned, not inherent (a cornerstone of modern cultural anthropology), and that Homer's rank as a supreme epic poet "was the outcome of a specific historical context, social organization, geography, and climate, which combined to shape the culture he represented and which provided an ethos uniquely favourable to epic poetry. . . . A key point of the analysis was the idea of uneven development, an overlap between high civilization in the centres of Greek culture, with a continuation of relative barbarism and its attendant heroic values elsewhere. . . . In the early stages of society language was naturally bold and metaphorical, so that utterance had a rude and energetic quality which it later lost. . . . Homer was peculiarly favoured by circumstance, since he had appeared at the beginning of [this] new cultural phase, but still had personal experience of the old heroic ethos." (ODNB) Withal, Lowndes was unimpressed: "A production that displays more erudition than genius, and more affectation than elegance." Note: With few exceptions (always identified), we only stock books in exceptional condition. All orders are packaged with care and posted promptly. Satisfaction guaranteed.

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        Mémoire sur l'origine des constellations, et sur l'explication de la fable, par le moyen de l'astronomie.Paris, widow Desaint, 1781. 4to. With a woodcut vignette on the title-page. Contemporary cat's paw calf, gold-tooled spine.

      Buchwald & Josefowicz, The zodiac of Paris, pp. 43-62; Edelstein, The terror of natural right, pp. 243-244; Poggendorff I, p. 630; Wellcome II, p. 503. First separate edition of an erudite treatise on the astronomical foundations of religion and mythology. In the late 18th century, the notion of a common origin of all religions had become popular among French Enlightenment radicals, thereby challenging the Church's claim to absolute truth and moving as close as possible to atheism. Basing himself on the work of the astronomer Bailly (1736-1793), Dupuis investigated the origin of the constellations of the zodiac in relation to their given names. Since the constellations do not in any way represent the figure after which they are named, Dupuis concluded that they must have been older than their Greek names would suggest. The signs must have had some sort of connection with the state of the earth and agricultural labour, working as a calendar, and Dupuis ultimately found his original civilization in Upper Egypt, 15 to 16 thousand years ago. On this basis, Dupuis founded his thesis that all religions derived from the Egyptian zodiac and that all gods in various mythologies, including the Christian God, were allegories of the sun.After publication, the theory was refuted by Bailly, although he praised Dupuis's erudition and ingenuity. Nevertheless, the theory proved popular with radical revolutionaries.Binding somewhat worn, notably the hinges and back board. With some spots and a small hole in the gutter margin of pp. 187-188; a very good copy.

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        Kupferstich- Karte, n. Wieland und Schubarth b. Homann Erben, "Principatus Silesiae Ratiboriensis nova et exactissima Tabula . Liberas Dynastias Ples et Bevthen, cum Statu minore Loslav .".

      - mit altem Flächenkolorit, dat. 1736 1750, 55 x 83 Stopp/Langel, S. 67, Gg 34; Lindner, . schles. Karten, Nr. 44. - Mit zwei dek. Kartuschen ( fig. Staffage, Wappen ). Zeigt die Kreise Ratibor, Pless, Oderberg, im Norden ( mittig ) noch Gleiwitz.

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        La Chine en miniature, ou choix de costumes, arts et métiers de cet empire, [vols. 1-4:] représentés par 74 [recté 76] gravures [vols. 5-6: représentés par 28 gravures], la plupart d'après les originaux inédits du cabinet du feu M. Bertin.Paris, A. Nepveu (vols. 1-4 printed by Demonville, vols. 5-6 by Le Normant), 1811-1812. 6 volumes bound as 2. 18mo (14 x 9 cm). With 4 engraved frontispieces and 104 other engraved plates (8 folding), all finely coloured by a contemporary hand. Contemporary richly gold-tooled dark green grained morocco, gold-tooled spine, boards, board edges and turn-ins, gilt edges, with the name of the binder on spine: R.P. CHILLIAT.

      - Brunet I, col. 1225; Colas 443; Cordier, Sinica, cols. 64-65; cf. Abbey, Travel 535; Reed & Dematté 14; for the binder; Bibl. Henri Beraldi III, 374; Flety, p. 44. A rare complete set of Breton's lively description of China during the reign of Emperor Qianlong (ruled 1736-1795), with 108 beautifully coloured illustration plates. The first four volumes were originally published alone in 1811 and the last two volumes added as a supplement in 1812. The images cover the whole range of Chinese society. They show military, ceremonial and traditional costumes, weaponry, means of transport, arts and crafts, implements, toys and other objects of everyday life, but also means of punishment and execution. The majority of the plates were based on original drawings in the private collection of the French Secretary of State Henri Léonard Jean Baptiste Bertin (1719-1792). Although the original artists are not named, most look like the work of the Englishmen George Henry Mason and William Alexander. Alexander accompanied Lord Macartney's 1792-1794 embassy to China as a junior draughtsman. All 108 plates in our set are beautifully coloured by a master craftsman with an eye for detail, truly contributing to the value of the set.In an attractive contemporary binding by the Parisian binder R.P. Chilliat. Beraldi lists and illustrates a Chilliat binding with the arms of Napoleon Bonaparte, that includes many of the same tools on the boards. With bookplate. Some very minor browning on along the top edges, some occasional spots, but otherwise in very good condition. The binding slightly rubbed along the spine, but otherwise also very good.

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        kurzgefaßte und gründliche Teutsche Reich - Historie von dem Anfang des Teutschen Reichs mit König Ludwigen dem Teutschen biß auf den Badischen Frieden.

      Christoph Riegel., Leipzig. 1736 - 4° 2 Bl. 663 S. 15 Bl.Register, 22 teils in den Text gedr. Kupfern, Hpgmt., marm. Einband dieser mit Gebrauchspuren, Ecken u. Kanten stark berieben, papierbed. gebräunt u. vereinz. braunfleckig, kl. Bleistiftstriche u. Anmerkung. v. alter Hand, sonst innen guter Zustand 11/gs Sprache: de

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        Gratulatio Academiae Oxoniensis In Nuptias... Principm Frederici Principis Walliae...

      Oxonii, E Typographeo Clarendoniano, MDCCCXXXVI [1736]. Hard Cover. Folio: [104] p.; 35 cm. Poetic celebration of a royal wedding. The Prince of Wales, Frederick Louis, married Augusta, Princess of Saxe-Gotha. The Oxford faculty marked the festivities with poems in English, Latin, Greek, Welsh, German and Hebrew. The complication was that young Gussy was pregnant and Freddy hadn't told Dad, who had a fit when he learned of the Royal Grandchild. George II expelled the rogue from St. James. The book has as title vignette the Clarendon Press mark (Sheldonian Theatre). This copy has the bookplate of Beaumont, i.e. Henry Somerset, third Duke of Beaumont, 1707-1746, Frederick's contemporary. Bound in a beautiful piece of red morocco, badly abused with surfaces and all corners damaged. Text clean, crisp, Very Good; leather binding a poor shadow of its original glory. stock#OB432 extra-oversize.

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        Kupferstich- Karte, von 28 Platten gedruckt bei Elias Baeck, "Accurat aufgezeichneter Donau-Strom von dessen Ursprung biß zu dem Einfall in das schwarze Meer, samt allen darein sich ergiessenden Flüssen, daran liegenden Königreichen, Provinzen, Städt und Vestungen, allwo jezo das Kriegs-Theatrum eröffnet worden.".

      - um 1736, je 17 x 9,5 (H), zusammen 34 x 133 Nicht bei Szantai, Atlas Hungaricus, nicht bei Zögner, Flüsse im Herzen Europas; seltene Karte des gesamten Donaustroms vom Schwarzwald bis zur Mündung ins Schwarze Meer bestehend aus 28 Blättern (Nummerierung A1-14 und B 1-14). Ein auch im vollständigen Titel angegebenes 29. Blatt das die Küste des Schwarzen Meers im Süden fortsetzt und von J.G. Ostertag gestochen wurde, war wohl nur einem kleinen Teil der ohnehin schon geringen Auflage beigegeben und bisher nur bei einem Exemplar nachweisbar (Reiss 2008); erschien wohl zu Beginn des Russisch-Österreichischen Türkenkriegs 1736; in Halblederschuber des 19. Jahrhunderts mit aufgezogenem Titelblatt (berieben); die Karten in sehr guten Abzügen teils gering fleckig.

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        Sefer Reshit Hokhmah

      Jonah ben Jacob Ashkenazi, Constantinople 1736 - 8vo. 304 leaves, (40). Blue and gold marbled boards, blue cloth spine with labels. Title-page with printer's label. Elaborate head and tail pieces. Classic work on ethics and kabbalah first published in 1579. Elijah Vidas was a disciple of the kabbalist R. Moses Codovero. This work played a critical role in the popularization of kabbalah in the late 16th century and in the decades before the outbreak of the Sabbatian messianic movement. Includes a letter of approbation from the rabbis of Constantinople. Text in Hebrew. Binding separated, but still intact. Pencil notes in front free endpaper. Numerous leaves creased, particularly in the front. Leaf 93 partly chipped, with some loss of text. Several leaves in the back are either water-stained or strengthened in the bottom corner. Cover in overall poor condition. Interior in good- condition. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Mémoire sur l'origine des constellations, et sur l'explication de la fable, par le moyen de l'astronomie.Paris, widow Desaint, 1781. 4to. With a woodcut vignette on the title-page. Contemporary cat's paw calf, gold-tooled spine.

      - Buchwald & Josefowicz, The zodiac of Paris, pp. 43-62; Edelstein, The terror of natural right, pp. 243-244; Poggendorff I, p. 630; Wellcome II, p. 503. First separate edition of an erudite treatise on the astronomical foundations of religion and mythology. In the late 18th century, the notion of a common origin of all religions had become popular among French Enlightenment radicals, thereby challenging the Church's claim to absolute truth and moving as close as possible to atheism. Basing himself on the work of the astronomer Bailly (1736-1793), Dupuis investigated the origin of the constellations of the zodiac in relation to their given names. Since the constellations do not in any way represent the figure after which they are named, Dupuis concluded that they must have been older than their Greek names would suggest. The signs must have had some sort of connection with the state of the earth and agricultural labour, working as a calendar, and Dupuis ultimately found his original civilization in Upper Egypt, 15 to 16 thousand years ago. On this basis, Dupuis founded his thesis that all religions derived from the Egyptian zodiac and that all gods in various mythologies, including the Christian God, were allegories of the sun.After publication, the theory was refuted by Bailly, although he praised Dupuis's erudition and ingenuity. Nevertheless, the theory proved popular with radical revolutionaries.Binding somewhat worn, notably the hinges and back board. With some spots and a small hole in the gutter margin of pp. 187-188; a very good copy.

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        A Companion to the Festivals and Fasts of the Church of England, with Collects and Prayers for Each Solemnity, 1736 LEATHER

      J Walthoe Etc., London 1736 - xxi+636 pp + indices, 8vo orig.leather, 5 raised bands, label, excellent copy, bar smallish ink stains on facing pages 310/11. An historic comprehensive study on Anglican festivals and fasts, including many saint's days by a nonjuror lay expert, all liturgy & Prayer Book related. Size: 8vo [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Essai Politique sur le Commerce. Nouvelle édition, augmentée de sept chapitres, & où les lacunes des Editions précédentes sont remplies.

      1736 - In-12 de (4)-399 pp., veau havane marbré, dos orné à nerfs, pièce de titre en maroquin rouge, tranches rouges (reliure de l'époque). Première édition complète, en partie originale (elle est augmentée de sept chapitres). Melon avait été secrétaire de John Law et l'un des hommes de confiance de la Compagnie des Indes. Son ouvrage est un témoignage sur les idées et le Système de Law qui devait influencer Quesnay et à travers lui les théories des physiocrates. Kress, 4288 ; Goldsmiths, 7371; Einaudi, 3821; INED, 3123. Bel exemplaire.

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        HISTORIARUM

      - Quod Extat, cum perpetuis Car. Sigonii et J. F. Gronovii Notis. [Text in latin]. In three volumes. Pp. [48]+922+[70]+62+973+[61]+58+1080+[82], engraved vignette title page plus frontispiece and full page portrait in Volume I, woodcut Elzevir device on titles, indices; 8vo; early full vellum with yapp edges, gilt lettered brown leather title labels, which are chipped, plus small circular hand numbered shelf label on first volume only, the vellum lightly soiled and worn; top edges black, others sprinkled red; armorial bookplate of John Lewis Petit (probably the physician of that name, 1736-1780) on upper pastedowns, a couple of small inscriptions on upper endpapers Volume I, upper hinge cracking same volume, previous owner's signature on each title page, a little light foxing, soiling, and occasional minor wear & tear; Elsevirium, Amsterdam, 1679. [Willems 1568]. *The last (and best regarded) of the Gronovius editions printed by the Elzevirs. The portraits in Volume I are of the Archbishop of Paderborn (to whom this edition was dedicated), and Gronovius. Johann Friedrich Gronovius (1611-1671) was a German classical scholar and critic who became professor of rhetoric and history at Deventer, and then professor of Greek at Leiden. He also edited works of Plautus, Tacitus, and Seneca. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Histoire de D. Ranucio d'Aletes écrite par lui-même avec figures. A Venise. Francisco Pasquinetti. 1736.

      - 2 tomes en un volume in-12° relié plein veau plein veau marron, dos à nerfs décoré, pièce de titre de maroquin rouge, coins un peu émoussés, quelques traces de frottement en coupes, en coiffe inférieure, très légeres galeries de vers au plat supérieur. 2f. (Frontispice + titre), XIII + 308 p. - 1 f. (titre), IV + frontispice Édition originale de ce roman satirique anticlérical évoquant le relachement des moeurs dans les couvents désormais attribué au bibliothécaire de Fénelon., ornée de 2 figures hors texte plus le frontipsice et d'un fleuron répété sur les titres (la vérité enlève les masques). Petit manque de papier sur deux pages sans atteinte au texte. Rare. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        LE CUISINIER MODERNE, qui aprend a donner toutes sortes de repas, en gras & en maigre, d'une maniere plus delicate que ce qui en a ete ecrit jusqu'a present; divise en quatre volumes.

      A la Haye, Antoine de Groot, aux depens de l'Auteur, & se vend chez Antoine van Dole, 1736. Dedie a son altesse serenissime, Monseigneur le Prince d'Orange et de Nassau &c. par le sieur Vincent La Chapelle, son chef de cuisine, & ci-devant de Mylord Chesterfielt. FIRST FRENCH EDITION 1736 and 1735, (some copies of the first edition are dated 1735, some 1736), VOLUMES I and 2 ONLY OF 4, 8vo, approximately 195 x 120 mm, 7¾ x 5 inches, title page printed red and black, engraved coat of arms of the Prince of Orange at top of the first dedication page, Volume I: 2 folding plates (unnumbered: Modelle des Plats, II: Table Imperiale a 60 Couverts), 1 folding table of Menus, pages: (6), 261, (17); Volume II: 3 folding plates (unnumbered: an elaborate lidded dish, III: Table de 60 Couverts (not the same as the one in Volume I), IV: Table de 40 Couverts), a folding Table of Menus, pages: (2), 258, (16), final leaf blank, bound in full contemporary calf, raised bands, gilt decoration in compartments, gilt lettered label, marbled endpapers. Boards worn and with surface crazing, upper hinge on Volume I starting to crack at head and tail, lower hinge just starting at tail, tiny chip to leather at head of spine on Volume I, another very tiny to tail of spine on Volume II, very early Latin ownership inscription on 2nd blank endpaper in Volume II, small closed tear to inner edge of 1 folding plate, slight browning to lower margins at edge throughout to varying degrees, worse in Volume II especially towards the end (see images), otherwise a very good clean pair (lacking Volumes III and IV as noted). First published in English in London in 1733. " One of the most reliable of reference books dealing with the knowledge of cookery and the pleasure of the table during the eighteenth century" Simon, Bibliotheca Gastronomica 933; Vicaire, Biblographie Gastronomique, page 867, according to Vicaire Volume I should have 4 plates and Volume II should have 2 plates and 1 table of menus; Bitting Gastronomic Bibliography, page 268; Cagle, A Matter of Taste, 1086, citing only the second French edition of 1742. MORE IMAGES ATTACHED TO THIS LISTING, ALL ZOOMABLE, FURTHER IMAGES ON REQUEST. POSTAGE AT COST.

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        La science des Hieroglyphes, ou l'art d'exprimer par des figures symboliques, les vertus, les vices, les passions & les moeurs;&c. Ouvrage utile aux peintres, aux statuaires, aux graveurs [...]

      - A La Haye, Jacques Van Den Kieboom 1736, Pet. in 4 (15,5x20,2cm), VI, 128pp. (8), relié. - Prima edizione, rari illustrati 45 tavole comprendenti 576 figure emblemi. Pieno lucido biondo mobili d'epoca Vitello. Dorso liscio riccamente decorato con una serie di rulli obliquo reti di grasso. Parte del titolo in marocchino rosso. Piece marocco verde in un medaglione circondato da una ghirlanda di fiori. Lieve sfregamento sul dorso e angoli. Bellissimo esemplare. Nella forma di un dizionario, il libro elenca tutte le figure simboliche o allegoriche del mondo dell'arte; forma aggiornata di greco-romana e fornendo rappresentazione artistica vocabolario mitologia, geroglifici e simboli illustrano il mondo conosciuto e cose configurabili, che simboleggia una visione di uomo pulito al momento. - [FRENCH VERSION FOLLOWS] Edition originale, rare, illustrée de 45 planches regroupant 576 figures d'emblèmes. Reliure en plein veau blond glacé dépoque. Dos lisse richement orné d'une série de roulettes à filets gras obliques. Pièce de titre en maroquin rouge. Pièce en maroquin vert dans un médaillon ceinturée d'une guirlande de fleurs. Légers frottements aux coiffes et coins. Bel exemplaire. Sous la forme d'un dictionnaire, l'ouvrage répertorie l'ensemble des figures symboliques ou allégoriques du monde de l'art ; forme actualisée des mythologies greco-romaines et fournissant un vocabulaire artistique à la représentation, les hyéroglyphes ou emblèmes illustrent le monde des choses connues et figurables, symbolisant ainsi une vision de l'homme propre à l'époque.

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        REGLA DE LA HERMANDAD de Señores Sacerdotes Naturales de Sevilla, dedicada a mantener pobres ancianos, hombres, y mugeres naturales de dicha Ciudad. Debaxo del patrocinio del melifluo Doctor de la Iglesia el Señor San Bernardo, cuya fundacion tuvo principio el Año de 1355 reformada este Año de 1736.

      En Sevilla, en la Imprenta de Juan Francisco Blas de Quesada, (1736). - in-4. Frontispice. (1f.blanc). 80pp. 10ff. (1f.blanc). Plein vélin postérieur. Edition Originale des règlements qui encadraient les activités de bienfaisance de la confrérie des prêtres de l'Hôpital de San Bernardo à Séville, que l'on appelait aussi l'Hôpital des Vieux. Fondé en l'an 1355, il s'agit de l'un des plus anciens établissements gériatriques d'Europe et le premier hôpital d'Espagne fondé par des prêtres. Publié à l'occasion d'une rénovation des règlements de la confrérie, cet ouvrage contient une description très détaillée du fonctionnement de l'hôpital, de son administration et du règlement auquel étaient soumis les malades. Superbe gravure hors-texte à l'eau forte, représentant l'apparition de la Vierge à Saint Bernard de Clairvaux (la Madonne faisant jaillir de son sein dénudé une fontaine de lait dans la bouche du moine agenouillé au pied de sa bibliothèque). Très belle impression sur papier fort, dans un charmant encadrement gravé sur bois à chaque page. Palau, 253950-1 (l'édition de 1728 qu'il mentionne sous le numéro 253949 n'existe pas, étant le produit d'une confusion avec une édition des règles de la Hermandad de los Venerables Sacerdotes). [Attributes: First Edition]

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        Opera medica, hoc est, disputationum medicarum decas. . .

      Venice: Ex Typographia Hertziana, 1736. Title in red and black. With woodcut initials and ornamental head- and tailpieces. Vellum-backed marbled boards; leaves slightly browned due to paper stock. An excellent copy. Later edition of the author's collected works, first printed in 1679. This Opera contains his complete writings, including transcripts of his lectures. Le Boe, or Sylvius was a follower of the iatrochemical school, a system based on the elements of chemistry and the new knowledge of circulation. He was one of the earliest advocates of Harvey's theory, and one of the most influential of the iatrochemists who treated all disease chemically; the first to distinguish between conglomerate and conglobate glands, to regard digestion as a chemical fermentation and to recognize the importance of the saliva and pancreatic juice. He was instrumental in the early recognition of tuberculosis which, up to his time, was known only in its advanced form.Sylvius (1614-72), physician, physiologist, anatomist, and chemist was an outstanding teacher. He established the first university chemical laboratory in Europe at Leyden. He is credited by Haller as giving the first description of the lateral cerebral fissure, which bears his name. Although the aqueduct from the third to the fourth ventricle had been previously noted, we owe to Sylvius the name of the aqueduct.

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        LE CUISINIER MODERNE, qui aprend a donner toutes sortes de repas, en gras & en maigre, d'une maniere plus delicate que ce qui en a ete ecrit jusqu'a present; divise en quatre volumes.

      A la Haye, Antoine de Groot, aux depens de l'Auteur, & se vend chez Antoine van Dole, 1736.. Dedie a son altesse serenissime, Monseigneur le Prince d'Orange et de Nassau &c. par le sieur Vincent La Chapelle, son chef de cuisine, & ci-devant de Mylord Chesterfielt. FIRST FRENCH EDITION 1736 and 1735, (some copies of the first edition are dated 1735, some 1736), VOLUMES I and 2 ONLY OF 4, 8vo, approximately 195 x 120 mm, 7¾ x 5 inches, title page printed red and black, engraved coat of arms of the Prince of Orange at top of the first dedication page, Volume I: 2 folding plates (unnumbered: Modelle des Plats, II: Table Imperiale a 60 Couverts), 1 folding table of Menus, pages: (6), 261, (17); Volume II: 3 folding plates (unnumbered: an elaborate lidded dish, III: Table de 60 Couverts (not the same as the one in Volume I), IV: Table de 40 Couverts), a folding Table of Menus, pages: (2), 258, (16), final leaf blank, bound in full contemporary calf, raised bands, gilt decoration in compartments, gilt lettered label, marbled endpapers. Boards worn and with surface crazing, upper hinge on Volume I starting to crack at head and tail, lower hinge just starting at tail, tiny chip to leather at head of spine on Volume I, another very tiny to tail of spine on Volume II, very early Latin ownership inscription on 2nd blank endpaper in Volume II, small closed tear to inner edge of 1 folding plate, slight browning to lower margins at edge throughout to varying degrees, worse in Volume II especially towards the end (see images), otherwise a very good clean pair (lacking Volumes III and IV as noted). First published in English in London in 1733. " One of the most reliable of reference books dealing with the knowledge of cookery and the pleasure of the table during the eighteenth century" Simon, Bibliotheca Gastronomica 933; Vicaire, Biblographie Gastronomique, page 867, according to Vicaire Volume I should have 4 plates and Volume II should have 2 plates and 1 table of menus; Bitting Gastronomic Bibliography, page 268; Cagle, A Matter of Taste, 1086, citing only the second French edition of 1742. MORE IMAGES ATTACHED TO THIS LISTING, ALL ZOOMABLE, FURTHER IMAGES ON REQUEST. POSTAGE AT COST.

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        THE FRUIT-GARDEN KALENDAR: or, a summary of the art of managing the fruit-garden. ... To which is added, an appendix of the usefulness of the barometer.

      London, printed for Bernard Lintot, 1736.. THREE WORKS BOUND TOGETHER, 3 contemporaneous works on gardening, FROM THE LIBRARY OF ROSEMARY VEREY. THE FRUIT - GARDEN KALENDAR, SECOND EDITION 1736, 8vo, approximately 195 x 120 mm, 7½ x 4¾ inches. The first work: folding engraved frontispiece, 1 text illustration, pictorial and floral headpieces to each month, pages: [4], vi, v, [1], 144, complete with half-title, bound in full speckled calf, double ruled gilt border to covers, expertly rebacked with original backstrip laid on, raised bands and 2 gilt lettered red morocco labels. Henrey, British Botanical and Horticultural Literature Volume III, No.939 citing first edition of 1718. Second work: THE GENTLEMAN'S RECREATION: or the second part of the art of gardening improved. Containing several new experiments, and curious observations relating to fruit-trees: ... by John Laurence, M.A. ... To which is added by way of appendix, A new and familiar way to find a most exact Meridian Line by the Pole-Star; whereby Gentlemen may know the true Bearings of their Houses and Garden Walls ...By Edward Laurence, Brother to the Author. London, printed for Bernard Lintot, 1723, THIRD EDITION. Handsome engraved frontispiece, 3 folding plates of 4, lacking the original plate showing a method of finding the meridian line now replaced with a facsimile on 18th century paper, 1 text illustration, pictorial head- and tailpieces, pages: [18], 115, [1] - advert. Henrey, Volume 3, page 71 No. 944. Third work: THE CLERGY-MAN'S RECREATION shewing the pleasure and profit of the art of gardening. By John Lawrence, London, printed by Bernard Lintot, 1726, SIXTH EDITION. Engraved frontispiece portrait of the author by G. Vertue, 1 text illustration, a few pictorial head- and tailpieces, pages: [10], 83, (1) - advert, lacking A1 (half-title? blank?), Henrey, 938. Condition: Original backstrip worn, corners lightly worn, somewhat crude tape repair to paper hinges inside upper and lower covers, endpapers lightly browned, small piece missing from lower corner of rear endpaper, contents of all three works clean and bright, a sturdy tight volume. From the library of Rosemary Verey OBE, VMH (1918- 2001) with her small book label on front pastedown, she was an internationally known English garden designer, lecturer and prolific garden writer who designed the famous garden at Barnsley House, near Cirencester. Verey's most famous garden design was that of her own house, Barnsley House, near Cirencester in Gloucestershire. In 1970 she opened the garden for one day to the public for the National Gardens Scheme but eventually it was open 6 days per week to accommodate the 30,000 annual visitors. In 1984 when her husband David died, Rosemary Verey began designing gardens for American and British clients. Most notable are HRH the Prince of Wales, and Sir Elton John, Princess Michael of Kent, the Marquess of Bute and the New York Botanical Garden. See Wikipedia. Blanche Henry, British Botanical and Horticultural Literature before 1800, pages, 70-71; H. Frederic Janson Pomona's Harvest, An Illustrated Chronicle of Antiquarian Fruit Literature, pages 149-155. MORE IMAGES ATTACHED TO THIS LISTING, ALL ZOOMABLE, FURTHER IMAGES ON REQUEST. POSTAGE AT COST.

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        THE FRUIT-GARDEN KALENDAR: or, a summary of the art of managing the fruit-garden. . To which is added, an appendix of the usefulness of the barometer.

      London printed for Bernard Lintot 1736 - THREE WORKS BOUND TOGETHER, 3 contemporaneous works on gardening, FROM THE LIBRARY OF ROSEMARY VEREY. THE FRUIT - GARDEN KALENDAR, SECOND EDITION 1736, 8vo, approximately 195 x 120 mm, 7½ x 4¾ inches. The first work: folding engraved frontispiece, 1 text illustration, pictorial and floral headpieces to each month, pages: [4], vi, v, [1], 144, complete with half-title, bound in full speckled calf, double ruled gilt border to covers, expertly rebacked with original backstrip laid on, raised bands and 2 gilt lettered red morocco labels. Henrey, British Botanical and Horticultural Literature Volume III, No.939 citing first edition of 1718. Second work: THE GENTLEMAN'S RECREATION: or the second part of the art of gardening improved. Containing several new experiments, and curious observations relating to fruit-trees: . by John Laurence, M.A. . To which is added by way of appendix, A new and familiar way to find a most exact Meridian Line by the Pole-Star; whereby Gentlemen may know the true Bearings of their Houses and Garden Walls .By Edward Laurence, Brother to the Author. London, printed for Bernard Lintot, 1723, THIRD EDITION. Handsome engraved frontispiece, 3 folding plates of 4, lacking the original plate showing a method of finding the meridian line now replaced with a facsimile on 18th century paper, 1 text illustration, pictorial head- and tailpieces, pages: [18], 115, [1] - advert. Henrey, Volume 3, page 71 No. 944. Third work: THE CLERGY-MAN'S RECREATION shewing the pleasure and profit of the art of gardening. By John Lawrence, London, printed by Bernard Lintot, 1726, SIXTH EDITION. Engraved frontispiece portrait of the author by G. Vertue, 1 text illustration, a few pictorial head- and tailpieces, pages: [10], 83, (1) - advert, lacking A1 (half-title? blank?), Henrey, 938. Condition: Original backstrip worn, corners lightly worn, somewhat crude tape repair to paper hinges inside upper and lower covers, endpapers lightly browned, small piece missing from lower corner of rear endpaper, contents of all three works clean and bright, a sturdy tight volume. From the library of Rosemary Verey OBE, VMH (1918- 2001) with her small book label on front pastedown, she was an internationally known English garden designer, lecturer and prolific garden writer who designed the famous garden at Barnsley House, near Cirencester. Verey's most famous garden design was that of her own house, Barnsley House, near Cirencester in Gloucestershire. In 1970 she opened the garden for one day to the public for the National Gardens Scheme but eventually it was open 6 days per week to accommodate the 30,000 annual visitors. In 1984 when her husband David died, Rosemary Verey began designing gardens for American and British clients. Most notable are HRH the Prince of Wales, and Sir Elton John, Princess Michael of Kent, the Marquess of Bute and the New York Botanical Garden. See Wikipedia. Blanche Henry, British Botanical and Horticultural Literature before 1800, pages, 70-71; H. Frederic Janson Pomona's Harvest, An Illustrated Chronicle of Antiquarian Fruit Literature, pages 149-155. MORE IMAGES ATTACHED TO THIS LISTING, ALL ZOOMABLE, FURTHER IMAGES ON REQUEST. POSTAGE AT COST. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        THE FRUIT-GARDEN KALENDAR: or, a summary of the art of managing the fruit-garden. ... To which is added, an appendix of the usefulness of the barometer.

      THREE WORKS BOUND TOGETHER, 3 contemporaneous works on gardening, FROM THE LIBRARY OF ROSEMARY VEREY. THE FRUIT - GARDEN KALENDAR, SECOND EDITION 1736, 8vo, approximately 195 x 120 mm, 7½ x 4¾ inches. The first work: folding engraved frontispiece, 1 text illustration, pictorial and floral headpieces to each month, pages: [4], vi, v, [1], 144, complete with half-title, bound in full speckled calf, double ruled gilt border to covers, expertly rebacked with original backstrip laid on, raised bands and 2 gilt lettered red morocco labels. Henrey, British Botanical and Horticultural Literature Volume III, No.939 citing first edition of 1718. Second work: THE GENTLEMAN'S RECREATION: or the second part of the art of gardening improved. Containing several new experiments, and curious observations relating to fruit-trees: ... by John Laurence, M.A. ... To which is added by way of appendix, A new and familiar way to find a most exact Meridian Line by the Pole-Star; whereby Gentlemen may know the true Bearings of their Houses and Garden Walls ...By Edward Laurence, Brother to the Author. London, printed for Bernard Lintot, 1723, THIRD EDITION. Handsome engraved frontispiece, 3 folding plates of 4, lacking the original plate showing a method of finding the meridian line now replaced with a facsimile on 18th century paper, 1 text illustration, pictorial head- and tailpieces, pages: [18], 115, [1] - advert. Henrey, Volume 3, page 71 No. 944. Third work: THE CLERGY-MAN'S RECREATION shewing the pleasure and profit of the art of gardening. By John Lawrence, London, printed by Bernard Lintot, 1726, SIXTH EDITION. Engraved frontispiece portrait of the author by G. Vertue, 1 text illustration, a few pictorial head- and tailpieces, pages: [10], 83, (1) - advert, lacking A1 (half-title? blank?), Henrey, 938. Condition: Original backstrip worn, corners lightly worn, somewhat crude tape repair to paper hinges inside upper and lower covers, endpapers lightly browned, small piece missing from lower corner of rear endpaper, contents of all three works clean and bright, a sturdy tight volume. From the library of Rosemary Verey OBE, VMH (1918- 2001) with her small book label on front pastedown, she was an internationally known English garden designer, lecturer and prolific garden writer who designed the famous garden at Barnsley House, near Cirencester. Verey's most famous garden design was that of her own house, Barnsley House, near Cirencester in Gloucestershire. In 1970 she opened the garden for one day to the public for the National Gardens Scheme but eventually it was open 6 days per week to accommodate the 30,000 annual visitors. In 1984 when her husband David died, Rosemary Verey began designing gardens for American and British clients. Most notable are HRH the Prince of Wales, and Sir Elton John, Princess Michael of Kent, the Marquess of Bute and the New York Botanical Garden. See Wikipedia. Blanche Henry, British Botanical and Horticultural Literature before 1800, pages, 70-71; H. Frederic Janson Pomona's Harvest, An Illustrated Chronicle of Antiquarian Fruit Literature, pages 149-155. MORE IMAGES ATTACHED TO THIS LISTING, ALL ZOOMABLE, FURTHER IMAGES ON REQUEST. POSTAGE AT COST.

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        Opera Omnia: medica, philosophica, et mathematica..

      Naples: Felicis Caroli Mosca, 1736. FIRST EDITION. With 1 folding plate in first volume and 9 folding plates in second volume, plus numerous woodcut initials, head- and tailpieces. Beautiful Cambridge-style binding with the inner and outer panels stained and speckled, frames decorated with blind-rolls, floral stamps at angles in the outermost panel, gilt tooled border, decorative rolled board edges, spine in 6 panels with gilt decorations, title and volume, marbled edges and endpapers; interior clean. With the bookplate of Alfred Paul Bay. First edition of this posthumous publication of works on medicine, philosophy, and mathematics. Included is a dialogue on the blood according to Erasistratus, Galen, Thomas Willis, and Van Helmont, an Apologia of Galen, a paraphrasing of Hippocrates, and Porzio's own De militis in castris sanitate tuenda, De motu corporum, and various fragments and dissertations, all of which are in Latin. The final two sections are in Italian, one being a collection of Porzio's letters and academic speeches and the other being a treatise on the use of potions for fistulas.De militis in castris, which opens the second volume, was originally published in 1685 and is considered Porzio's most important work. It was inspired by the author's direct experience with soldiers during the Ottoman Empire's siege of Vienna, during which he gained a first-hand view of the common diseases and ailments contracted during wartime, many of which were caused by unsanitary conditions. The resulting treatise offered advice on cleanliness and diet for soldiers and remained an authoritative source on the subject well into the mid-eighteenth century.Porzio (1637-1715) was an Italian natural philosopher and medical doctor active in Naples, Rome and Venice. He was a professor at the Royal University of Naples.

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        Aula subterranea... Das ist: Untererdische Hofhaltung... Oder Grundliche Beschreibung dererjenigen Sachen, so in der Tieffe der Erden wachsen. Vermehrt und verbessert durch J.E.C.

      Frankfurt, Jung 1736.. Mit Kupfertitel und 44 Holzschnitten. 5 Bll., 208 S., 2 Bll., 36 S. Pappband d. Zt. mit Rückenschild. Folio. Beierlein, Ercker S. 86 u. Abb. 29 (Kupfertitel) u. 30 (Drucktitel); Ferchl S. 144: "Eines der besten Bücher über Metallhüttenwesen und Probierkunde, die je erschienen sind, reich mit schönen Abbildungen geziert, von grösster Sachkunde zeugend." - Wie immer in den späteren Ausgaben im Anhang mit C. Berwards Phraseologia metallurgica. - Gut erhalten, aber in der unteren Hälfte durchgehend feuchtfleckig.

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        DESCRIPTION GÉOGRAPHIQUE, HISTORIQUE, CHRONOLOGIQUE, POLITIQUE ET PHYSIQUE DE L'EMPIRE DE LA CHINE ET DE LA TATARIE CHINOISE, enrichie des cartes générales et particulieres de ces pays, de la carte générale & des cartes particulieres du Thibet, & de la Corée ; & ornée d'un grand nombre de figures & de vignettes gravées en taille-douce. Par le P. J. B. Du Halde, de la Compagnie de Jesus. Avec un avertissement préliminaire, où l'on rend compte des principales améliorations qui ont été faites dans cette nouvelle edition.

      - A La Haye, chez Henri Scheurleer, 1736. Complet en 4 vol. in-4 reliés: 20 x 26 cm, LXXX-488-[35] p., [23] pl. + [4]-834 p., [26] pl. + [4]-652 p., [9] pl. + [2]-606-[127] p. Première édition in-quarto. Ouvrage orné de 54 planches gravées, dont 22 dépliantes. Certaines planches d'après Antoine Humbolt. Gravures par Bernard Picart, Philipp Van Gunst, Johannes van Spyck, Jan Caspar Philips, Johannes Van Soligen. Vignette de titre d'après Picart. Grande vignette de l'épître au roi par Gunst. En-tête de volumes par Spyck. Lettrines et culs de lampes. Sobre mais élégante reliure d'époque en demi-basane blonde. Dos à cinq nerfs avec pièces de titre en maroquin rouge et pièces de tomaison en maroquin vert, entrenerfs à motifs floraux dorés. Plats couverts de papier imitant le parchemin. Tranches marbrées. Minimes traces d'usage. Ensemble en excellent état, très frais, beau, solide. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        The Knowledge of the Heavens and the Earth made Easy: or, THE FIRST PRINCIPLES OF ASTRONOMY AND GEOGRAPHY Explain'd by the Use of Globes and Maps: With a Solution of the common Problems by a plain Scale and Compasses as well as by the Globe.

      London: Printed for Richard Ford, at the Angel; and Richard Hett, at the Bible and Crown, both in the Poultry, 1736. xiv, 222 pages of text, [xii]. Original leather binding heavily rubbed, with front board detached, and rear hinge weakened. In need of rebinding; text block is solid. Illustrated with six fold-out copper-engraved plates, containing 30 figures. Previous owner's name on title page "Ja. Alexander." Minimal foxing to page edges, but text remains quite bright and clean. Isaac Watts (1674-1748).. Third edition. Hardcover. Very good condition. Octavo (8vo).

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        Abies rubra major

      Amsterdam 1736 - Johann Wilhelm Weinmann (1683-1741) was an influential pharmacist and botanist, and director of the longest established pharmacy in Regensburg, Germany. Weinmann supervised the compilation of the important and valuable 18th century florigium, The Phytanthoza Iconographia, which contains 1,025 plates of botanicals, aloe, cacti, trees, fruits and vegetables, depicting 4,000 species. Weinmann’s background as an apothecary is evident in the composition and style of the prints, which are both scientific and beautifully decorative as well. The Phytanthoza Iconographia is remarkable not only for the beauty and accuracy of its illustrations, but also for the successful use of color printing. Most of the plates were engraved with what was considered a recently developed process which combined etching and mezzotint. Having solid areas in colored mezzotint allowed for the subtle variations of tone in the flower petals and leaves, with watercolor details added. Many of these plates are engraved after the drawings of the distinguished German botanical artist Georg Dionysius Ehret (1708-1770), who was employed by Weinmann as a young man. These were Ehret’s first published works before he went on to compile his own botanical volumes. The botanical descriptions for the first twenty-five plates was written by Johann Georg Nicolaus Dieterichs (1681-1737), who was succeeded by his son Ludwig Michael (1716-1747), and the work was completed after Weinmann's death by Ambrosius Karl Bieler (1693-1747). This mezzotint and line engraving, Abies rubra major, 17.5" x 11.5", is in good condition with light staining and discoloration throughout. Showing different types and views of pine cones, this engraving is well colored and detailed. Each pine cone is rendered naturalistically as are the needles of the tree.

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        Sermon Preached before the Trustees for Establishing the Colony of

      , 1736. 1736. (GEORGIA). Watts, George. A Sermon Preached before the Trustees for Establishing the Colony of Georgia in America; at their Anniversary Meeting in ... London ... March 18. 1735. London: By M. Downing, 1736. 4to. 27 p. A remarkably fine, fresh copy, entirely untrimmed, in nineteenth-century quarter roan (broken). Watts explains that a colony in Georgia would represent the colonial ideal--a place that would benefit both the mother country and the residents. "... who can forbear imagining that he sees (and indeed who may not live to see?) the desolate, shut-up wilderness, where nothing but waste and savageness once reign'd, now laid out into a regular country, adorn'd with numberless cities and villages of fair structure, and beautiful situation, frequented ports, encreasing stocks, and flourishing vineyards, the heavens smiling upon it from above, and the inhabitants chearful, numerous, and busy here below?" European Americana 736/264; Sabin 102173; ESTC T9617.

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        The Knowledge of the Heavens and the Earth made Easy: or, THE FIRST PRINCIPLES OF ASTRONOMY AND GEOGRAPHY Explain'd by the Use of Globes and Maps: With a Solution of the common Problems by a plain Scale and Compasses as well as by the Globe.

      London: Printed for Richard Ford, at the Angel; and Richard Hett, at the Bible and Crown, both in the Poultry, 1736. xiv, 222 pages of text, [xii]. Original leather binding heavily rubbed, with front board detached, and rear hinge weakened. In need of rebinding; text block is solid. Illustrated with six fold-out copper-engraved plates, containing 30 figures. Previous owner's name on title page "Ja. Alexander." Minimal foxing to page edges, but text remains quite bright and clean. Isaac Watts (1674-1748).. Third edition. Hardcover. Very good condition. Octavo (8vo).

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        Opera Omnia: medica, philosophica, et mathematica.

      Felicis Caroli Mosca, Naples 1736 - With 1 folding plate in first volume and 9 folding plates in second volume, plus numerous woodcut initials, head- and tailpieces. Beautiful Cambridge-style binding with the inner and outer panels stained and speckled, frames decorated with blind-rolls, floral stamps at angles in the outermost panel, gilt tooled border, decorative rolled board edges, spine in 6 panels with gilt decorations, title and volume, marbled edges and endpapers; interior clean. With the bookplate of Alfred Paul Bay. First edition of this posthumous publication of works on medicine, philosophy, and mathematics. Included is a dialogue on the blood according to Erasistratus, Galen, Thomas Willis, and Van Helmont, an Apologia of Galen, a paraphrasing of Hippocrates, and Porzio's own De militis in castris sanitate tuenda, De motu corporum, and various fragments and dissertations, all of which are in Latin. The final two sections are in Italian, one being a collection of Porzio's letters and academic speeches and the other being a treatise on the use of potions for fistulas.De militis in castris, which opens the second volume, was originally published in 1685 and is considered Porzio's most important work. It was inspired by the author's direct experience with soldiers during the Ottoman Empire's siege of Vienna, during which he gained a first-hand view of the common diseases and ailments contracted during wartime, many of which were caused by unsanitary conditions. The resulting treatise offered advice on cleanliness and diet for soldiers and remained an authoritative source on the subject well into the mid-eighteenth century.Porzio (1637-1715) was an Italian natural philosopher and medical doctor active in Naples, Rome and Venice. He was a professor at the Royal University of Naples. [Attributes: First Edition]

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        Opera medica, hoc est, disputationum medicarum decas. . .

      Venice: Ex Typographia Hertziana, 1736. Title in red and black. With woodcut initials and ornamental head- and tailpieces. Vellum-backed marbled boards; leaves slightly browned due to paper stock. An excellent copy. Later edition of the author's collected works, first printed in 1679. This Opera contains his complete writings, including transcripts of his lectures. Le Boe, or Sylvius was a follower of the iatrochemical school, a system based on the elements of chemistry and the new knowledge of circulation. He was one of the earliest advocates of Harvey's theory, and one of the most influential of the iatrochemists who treated all disease chemically; the first to distinguish between conglomerate and conglobate glands, to regard digestion as a chemical fermentation and to recognize the importance of the saliva and pancreatic juice. He was instrumental in the early recognition of tuberculosis which, up to his time, was known only in its advanced form. Sylvius (1614-72), physician, physiologist, anatomist, and chemist was an outstanding teacher. He established the first university chemical laboratory in Europe at Leyden. He is credited by Haller as giving the first description of the lateral cerebral fissure, which bears his name. Although the aqueduct from the third to the fourth ventricle had been previously noted, we owe to Sylvius the name of the aqueduct.

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        A New Critical Review of the Publick Buildings, Statues and Ornaments, In and about London and Westminster. With Some Reflections on the Use of Sepulchral Monuments; As Also a Scheme Showing the Dimensions of St. Peter's Church at Rome and St. Paul's Cathedral at London; and a Preface, being an Essay on Taste. To all which is added, An Appendix, containing A Dispute between the Weekly Miscellany and the Author; and a compleat Alphabetical Index.

      C. Ackers for J. Clarke, London 1736 - SECOND EDITION, Corrected. 18mo. 96pp. + engraved fold-out table. Bound in recent three quarters polished calf over marbled boards with 4 raised bands and a leather label with gold gilt titling on the spine. New endpapers. GOOD. Shows a crudely re-cut textblock with loss of some letters at the rightmost after p. 70 hence only the Good condition, title page with some rubbing marks, textblock ever so lightly toned but completely free of foxing, otherwise the binding is strong and tight, the text is clean and unmarked, and the boards remain bright and colorful. A fine binding, as pictured. The Second Edition of the first piece of architectural criticism in English, revised to document and refute the poor reception of the First. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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