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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

      Constantinople: Jonah ben Jacob Ashkenazi, 1736. Hardcover. 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.

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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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        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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        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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        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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        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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        [Deed of Sale] To all the People to whom these Presents shall come, Greeting, Know ye, that..

      Boston, 1736. Browned, horizontal split halfway through at the main fold, a few other small tears and splits, with minor loss of a few letters not affecting legibility, a few small stains on the verso, still quite good and legible.. 1 sheet. A partially printed deed for the purchase of a sixty-third part of a new township, in middle Massachusetts, on the "Easterly side of the Connecticut River between Northfield and Fort Dummer called Willard town or Arlington." The buyer was a savvy 33 year old rising star among Boston merchants, Thomas Hancock (1703 -1764), who started in the book trade, expanded into importing and exporting, and who "became one of Boston's wealthiest men [and] when his health failed, ... passed his business and fortune to his nephew, future Founding Father John Hancock, whom he had raised since John was thirteen." The date was only one year after the announcement of the cessation of hostilities in the Wabanaki-New England War by Massachusetts Lieutenant Governor Dummer, after whom the Fort was named (the area included the Western area of fighting). It was sold to him by Joseph Blanchard (1704-1758), Dunstable, [now New Hampshire] who a year earlier was a lieutenant in the New Hampshire Militia in the war. It is also signed and recorded by the great-grandson of Springfield's founder William Pynchon also named William Pynchon. Also signed by Anthony Stoddard (1678-1748) recently appointed judge, and a Harvard graduate. An early bill of sale related to many important founding families in Massachusetts. Fowler. "Hancock, Thomas" in American National Biography Online. Burt:First Century of the History of Springfield, V. 2, p. 630.

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        Memoires du Duc de Villars

      Aux depens de La Compagnie 1736 - - Aux depens de La Compagnie, A Amsterdam 1736, In-12 (9,5x16,5cm), (2) 454pp. et (2) 375pp. et (2) 344pp., 3 volumes reliés. - Seconde édition, après l'originale parue en 1734, en un seul volume. Pages de titre en rouge et noir. Une autre édition est parue à la même date chez Pierre Gosse, à La Haye. Reliures en plein veau moucheté d'époque. Dos à nerfs orné de 4 fleurons caisonnés. Pièce de titre en maroquin rouge, et de tomaison en maroquin havane. 2 coins émoussés. Une trace d emouillure en bas du plat supérieur du tome III. un trou de vers sur le mors supérieur en tête du tome II. un autre en queue du tome III. Frottements. Bel exemplaire dans l'ensemble. Rédigé par l'abbé de Margon, ces mémoires composent la biographie d'un grand militaire dont la carrière commença à cinquante ans, lors des guerres de la succession d'Espagne. Villars deviendra Maréchal de France en 1702, après sa victoire sur le prince de Bade. Il est fait duc de Villars en 1705 et pair de France en 1709. En 1712, par sa victoire surprise de Denain, il sauve les armées de Louis XIV de la défaite. La même année, il devient gouverneur de Provence, fonction qu'il conservera jusqu'à sa mort, et à laquelle son fils lui succéda. C'est en 1733, un an avant sa mort qu'il reçoit de Louis XV la dignité suprême pour un militaire, Maréchal-Général des armées de France. [AUTOMATIC ENGLISH TRANSLATION FOLLOWS] Second edition, after the original was published in 1734 in one volume. Title pages in red and black. Another edition was published on the same date at Pierre Gosse in The Hague. Binders full speckled calf contemporary. Back with nerves decorated with florets 4 caisonnés. part of title in red morocco, and volume number morocco tan. Written by Father Margon, these memories make up the biography of a great military whose career began at fifty, during the wars of the Spanish succession. Villars became Marshal of France in 1702, after his victory over the Prince of Baden. It is made of Villars in 1705 duke and peer of France in 1709. In 1712, for his surprise win Denain, it saves the armies of Louis XIV of defeat. The same year he became governor of Provence, a position he held until his death, when his son succeeded him. It is in 1733, a year before his death he received from Louis XV supreme dignity for military, Marshal-General of the armies of France. (2) 454pp. et (2) 375pp. et (2) 344pp. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        BERTOLDO CON BERTOLDINO E CACASENNO in ottava rima, con argomenti allegorie, annotazioni e figure in rame.

      Lelio Dalla Volpe,, Bologna, 1736 - 2 parti in un vol. in-4, pp. (16), 346, (2), 128, leg. p. perg. coeva con tit. mss al d. Tagli color. Antip. inc. in rame. Front. con marca tipogr. in rame comprendente una veduta della città di Bologna. Ritr. dell’A. Con una tab. rip. raff. iscrizioni lapidarie, inserita nell’apparato delle note anzichè dopo la c. N2. Con 15 gr. final. e 20 gr. tavv. finemente inc. in rame da Lodovico Mattioli, una per ogni canto. Prima ediz. dell’opera più imp. del Croce (1550-1620) trasportata in versi da G. P. Riva, P. B. Balbi, G. P. Zanotti e altri, con note di G. A. Barotti. Le incisioni che illustrano il testo sono di invenzione del Mattioli tranne per alcune che sono copie, ma con differente sfondo, di dipinti di G. Maria Crespi. Il più bel testo figurato dell’editoria settecentesca bolognese. Brunet I, 820. Gamba 2156: ".di vari begl’ingegni sono i venti Canti, e tra questi si annoverano i due Zanotti, il Baruffaldi, il Zampieri, l’Amadesi, Flaminio Scarselli, etc.". Brunet I, 820. Cicognara 1083. Canterzani, Catalogo dei libri. dei Dalla Volpe, 1736.16. Ex libris nobiliare. Picc. restauro all’antip. Front. legg. più corto in basso di alcuni mm., ma ottimo esempl. a larghi margini in leg. orig.

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        Bertoldo con Bertoldino e Cacasenno in ottava rima. Con argomenti, allegorie, annotazioni e figure in rame.

      - In Bologna, nella Stamperia di Lelio dalla Volpe, 1736, in-4, leg. del primo ottocento in mezza pelle (cerniera anteriore mangiata dai tarli), pp. (18), 346, (2), 128. Con antiporta, marca tipografica al frontespizio, un ritratto in ovale, 16 vignette usate come finali, 18 tavv. incise in rame (su 20) e una tav. di iscrizioni ripiegata. Esemplare con difetti: antiporta rimontata, frontespizio ristampato all'inizio dell'ottocento con la marca incisa in rame originale rimontata, una tav. rimontata (canto XV), due tavole mancanti (canti IV e IX). Gore. Si tratta dell'edizione più famosa dell'opera con le illustrazioni attribuite a Giuseppe Maria Crespi (anche se firmate da Lodovico Mattioli). [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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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] 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 copied from original drawings in the private collection of the French Secretary of State Henri Léonard Jean Baptiste Bertin (1719-1792). Although the original artist is not named, most of the plates seem to be based on English models by 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 beautiful 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 at the head, 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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        A chronological history of New-England in the form of annals: Being a summary and exact account of the most material transactions and occurrences relating to this country, in the order of time wherein they happened, from the discovery by Capt. Gosnold in 1602, to the arrival of Governor Belcher, in 1730. With an introduction containing a brief epitome of the most remarkable transactions and events abroad, from the Creation....

      Boston: Pr. by Kneeland & Green for S. Gerrish, 1736. 8vo (16.6 cm, 6.5"). [8], xi, [1], 20, 104, [2], 254 pp. (lacking title-page). First edition of an extremely ambitious, painstakingly detailed history — "our most scholarly colonial work," according to Howes. The Rev. Thomas Prince was minister of the Old South Church in Boston and founder of the New England Library (now the Prince Collection of the Boston Public Library); he began collecting the historical references that formed the basis of the present work in 1703, when he entered Harvard.    Dedicated to Jonathan Belcher, this first volume ends at the year 1630, with a note that the size of the undertaking had exceeded the expectations of both the author and the bookseller. The second volume did not appear until 1755, under the title Annals of New-England.         Sabin 65585; Evans 4068; Howes P615; ESTC W30371. On Prince, see: Dictionary of American Biography. 19th-century sheep, spine with gilt-stamped leather title-label; leather rubbed and scraped, with spine label chipped. Front pastedown with institutional stamp; front free endpaper and fly-leaf with pencilled notations. Title-page lacking; first (dedication) leaf with signature "[W?] Nathans" and two early inked inscriptions on text pages reading "Nath[.] Mason his book." Pages browned, most heavily the first 50 pages; some other staining; a few leaves with short edge tears, in two cases touching text without loss. Sound, and still interesting reading.

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        PHILOSOPHIA JUXTA IMCONCUSSA TUTISSIMAQUE DIVI THOMAE DOGMATA

      TYPIS DOMINICI LOVISA, 1736. In 16. Dim. 15,5x10 cm. Pp. (24)+340, (8)+366+(2), (8)+438+(2), (8)+387+(1).Edizione del 1736 di questa opera di filosofia del filosofo e teologo Antoine Goudin (1639-1695) seguace della dottrina scolastica. Quest'opera è composta da quattro tomi ed è completa. All'interno: Dottrina di San Tommaso, Ordini dei religiosi e primato dei teologi, Natura della filosofia, Proprietà dei termini, Supposizione, Universalità dei termini, Definizione dei nomi, Sull'astrazione, Divisone delle proposizioni, Opposizione, Equipollenza, Sillogismi, logica, Azione e passione, postpredicamenti, Proposizione mentale, Felicità, Origine del libero arbitrio, Atti volontari, passioni, Virtù, Ente, Ente spirituale, Esistenza di Dio, Angeli, Premonizioni ecc..Il secondo e terzo dedicate alla fisica: Cartesio, materia e forma, natura e cause, arte e artifici, fato, moto, infinito, tempo, luogo, cielo e mondo, mondo celeste, stelle e pianeti, moto celeste, corpi celesti, Copernico, elementi, meteore, anima, piante (anatomia, divisione, propagazione, utilità e uso), Animali (volatili, animali terrestri, anima ecc..) ecc... All'interno è presente qualche incisione xilografica nel testo tra cui il mondo celeste. Otto planches fuori testo tra le quali due ripiegate (le fasi della luna, mappamondo, la sfera artificiale, rosa dei venti) mostrano l'eclissi, incremento e decremento lunare, visione dell'occhio, macchina pneumatica. Antica firma di appartenenza all'occhietto del tomo terzo datata 1789. In buone condizioni e completa. Errore tipografico al primo tomo: "Imconcussa" incvece di "Inconcussa". Copertina in piena pergamena con titolo manoscritto al dorso in discrete condizioni generali con usure e parti mancanti ai margini e dorso. Resti di carta al tomo secondo e terzo (vedere foto). Legatura in buone condizioni. All'interno le pagine si presentano in buone condizioni con fioriture e lievi gore d'umidità. La planche sulla sfera artificiale mostra strappo e segno di restauro al margine di piegatura. Strappo alla planche rosa dei venti. Tomo III: le pagine dalla 337 alla 360 sono doppie e sono state inserite tra la 360 e 361.Edition of 1736 of this work of phylosophy by the religious man and phylosopher Antoine Goudin (1639-1695) follower of school doctrines. This work is made up of four tomes and it is complete. Inside: Happiness, Origin of free choice, Voluntary acts, passions, Virtues, Spiritual being, Existance of God, Angels, Premonitions, Happiness, Origin of free choice, Voluntary acts, passions, Virtues, Spiritual being, Existance of God, Angels, Premonitions ecc... The second and fourth tome dedicated to physics: Cartesio, matter and shape, nature and causes, destiny, movement infinite, time, place, sky and world, celestial world, stars and planets, celestial movement, celestial bodies, Copernico, elements, stars, soul, plants (anatomy, division, propagation, utility and usage), Animals (birds, terrestrial animals, souls ecc..) ecc... Inside there are some woodcuts in the text between them the celestial world. Eight out of text planches two of them folded (phases of moon, world, artificial sphere, rose of winds) showing eclypse, increase and decrease of moon, vision of the eye, pneumatic machine. Ancient signature in the false title page of third tome dated 1789. In good conditions and complete. Typographycal fault in the first tome: "Imconcussa" instead of "Inconcussa". Full parchment cover with handwritten title in the spine in fair general conditions with wearings and missing parts in the edges and spine. Parts of paper in the second and third tome (see the photo). Binding in good conditions. Inside pages are in good conditions with foxings and water stains. The planche about sphere has a tear and sign of restauration in the folding edge. Tear in the planche of the winds. Tome III: pages from 337 until 360 are double and they have benn put between pages 360 and 361.

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        Kleine Hand und Denck=Bibel, oder Einführung zu der geheimen Weisheit und verborgenen Wahrheit des Geistes Gottes und unseres Herrn Jesu Christi, nebst einem sonderbaren Tractat, genannt, Untersuchung des Glaubens, zu samt dem Haupt-Schlüssel der Paracelsischen=Arcanen, Für die Liebhaber aufs Neue vermehret, und zum Druck befördert.

      Christoph Friderici,, Mühlhausen, 1736 - In-8 (171 x 104 mm.), frontispice gravé, page de titre impression bicolore, (6) ff. (Vorrede, Tägliches Gebet, Des Paracelsi Grabschrift), 328 pp., (4) ff. Register, (15 ff.) "Hauptschlüssel der Paracelsischen Arcanen oder : Das zehende Buch der Archidoren D. Philippi Theophrasti Paracelsi Bombasti von Hohenheim. Nach einem uralten Exemplar corrigiert", reliure cartonnée à la bradel, titre manuscrit au dos (effacé), coins choqués, bel exemplaire. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        The Analogy of Religion to the Constitution and Course of Nature. To Which Are Added Two Brief Dissertations: I. Of Personal Identity. II. Of the Nature of Virtue

      London: James, John and Paul Knapton, 1736. First edition with half-title. expertly rebacked to style, contemporary calf over stiff boards. Edges a little rubbed, endpapers and fly-leaves a little foxed, else fine. Quarto. “The most original and profound work extant in any language on the philosophy of religion” said Sir James Mackintosh, while Sir Edmund Gosse felt that “It stands alone, original, inexorably honest and veracious” and the great Catholic teacher John Henry (Cardinal) Newman maintened that it represented “The underlying principles of a great portion of my teaching.” A truly great work of undeniable influence, equated with Bacon, Newton and the like[Grolier English 44. Printing and the Mind of Man 193].

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        Aula subterranea. Das ist: Untererdische Hofhaltung. Oder Gründliche Beschreibung dererjenigen Sachen, so in der Tieffe der Erden wachsen, als aller Ertzen der Königlichen und gemeinen Metallen, auch fürnehmster Mineralien. Nach möglichstem Fleiß und Sorgfalt vermehrt und verbessert durch J.E.C.

      Frankfurt, J.D. Jung 1736 - 5. Auflage. 2 Teile in 1 Band. Folio. Gestochener Titel, 5 nn. Bl., 208 S., 2 nn. Bl.; 36 S., mit 44 Textholzschnitten. Pergament der Zeit, (etwas berieben und fleckig, Kapitale eingerissen, Rücken mit 2 kleinen Fehlstellen). Beierlein 86; Ferguson I, 244. - Teil 2 enthält: BERWARD, Christian. Interpres phraseologiae metallurgicae, Oder Erklärung derer fürnehmsten Terminorum und Redens-Arten, welche bey denen Bergleuten, Puchern, Schmeltzern, Probierern und Müntzmeistern. zu verstehen. Frankfurt, J.D.Jung, 1736. Standardwerk zur Probierkunde und zum Metallhüttenwesen, das zahlreiche Auflagen erlebte. "His book was highly priced at the time, for it was a record of practical experience, and was not burdened with theories and hypotheses." (Ferguson). - Mit Kapiteln über Gold, Silber, Kupfer, Wismut, Zinn, Salpeter usw. - Die Holzschnitte zeigen Werkstätten, ihre Einrichtung und Werkzeuge. - Fast durchgehend gebräunt, 5 Blatt m. Tintenfleck am Rand, am rechten unteren Rand ab S. 195 etw. wurmstichig, sonst gutes Exemplar.

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        Biblia, das ist: Die gantze Heilige Schrifft, des Alten und Neuen Testaments.

      Nürnberg. in Verlegung Johann Andreä Endters Seel. Erben, 1736. - mit 20 ganzseitigen Kupfern und 142 Text-Holzschnitten nach Sandrart, 2°. 40,2 x 27,8 cm. (49) Bll.,1181,23 Seiten, In gutem Zustand. der Einband mit geschwärzter Blindprägung , eine der beiden Messingschließen defekt und unvollständig, einige Lagen am Beginn und Ende des Buchblocks mit kleinen Branntlöchern mit geringen Textverlusten , da meist im Rand, einige Seiten mit Kritzeleien von Kinderhand , meist in den Rändern, insgesamt von guter Erhaltung. weiter im Titel: Wie solche von Herrn Doctor Martin Luther Seel. Im Jahr Christi 1522, in unsere Deutsche Mutter-Sprach zu übersetzen angefangen / Anno 1534. zu End gebracht / und Vor einigen Jahren bereits Mit den Summarien Herrn Johann Sauberti Seel. auch mit dem Vielfältigen und Lehrreichen Nutzen / über alle Capitel/ des Herrn D. Salomon Blassens Seel. ausgefertiget, Anjetzt mit gantz neuen und schönen Kupffer-Bildnissen nebst derenselben beygedruckten Lebens-Läuffen, auch andern annehmlichen Figuren samt deren kurzen Auslegungen und angehengten Moralien ausgezieret, dann von denen vorhin eingeschlichenen Druck-Fehlern auf das fleissigste gereiniget, Über dieses sind nicht allein des seel. Hrn. Lutheri und seines Geschlechts wahrhafte und aus uralten Gemählden genommene Abbildungen und Lebens-Lauff beigefüget, sondern auch zu End des gantzen Wercks, neben den Christlichen Haupt-Symbolis ein kurtzer und nützlicher Bericht von der Augspurgischen Confession selbsten, wie man sie in dem rechten Original, im Jahr 1530, Kayser Carl dem Fünfften überantwortet, beygedruckt worden. Samt einer Vorrede Herrn Johann Michael Dilherrns , Mit königl. Polnischen und Chrfürstl. Sächs. allergnädigsten PRIVILEGIO, - die Familie Endter beherrschte mehr als ein Jahrhundert den Bibeldruck in Deutschland, hier eine der Endter-Bibeln, , teils mit kleinen Fehlstellen bedingt durch ehemals ausgerissene Ecken und Fraßgänge, vollständige Seitenzahlen: (49) Blatt, darunter Titel, Register und Lebensbeschreibung Luthers und Adam und Eva, Noah und Abraham, Moses und Aaron, 1181 Seiten mit unpaginierten Einschüben nach den Seiten 184, 534, 706, 912, 916, 1034 (insgesamt 11 ungezählte Blatt), am Schluß 23 unpaginierter Seiten mit der Augsburger Konfession, mit gezählten 142 Textholzschnitten, einigen Holzschnittvignetten und mehr als 70 Holzschnittinitialen. Einband mit Messing-Beschlägen und Schließen, Hardcover in Pergament, [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        De l'Aberration apparente des E'toiles, causée par le mouvement progressif de la Lumiére" [Clairaut] WITH "La Figure de la Terre determinée" [Maupertuis] in Mémoires de l'Académie Royale des Sciences Année 1737, pp. 205-228 [Clairaut]; pp. 389-469 [Maupertuis], 1740

      FIRST EDITIONS OF 2 IMPORTANT PAPERS: CLAIRAUT ON STELLAR ABERRATION, THE FIRST DIRECT CONFIRMATION OF THE COPERNICAN THEORY with MAUPERTUIS & HIS OFFICIAL REPORT ON THE LAPLAND EXPEDITION TO MEASURE THE SHAPE OF THE EARTH. THE TRIPS CONFIRMED NEWTON'S DYNAMIC & SUPPORTED THE OBLATE SHAPE. Both the French astronomer Alexis Claude de Clairaut and the French mathematician Pierre Louis de Maupertuis were involved in 18th century efforts to determine the shape of the earth; both published their findings in the this volume. To many controversy over the shape of the earth seemed a test between differing systems of natural philosophy - Cartesian and Newtonian. Though Newton and Huygens were working from differing theories of gravity, each calculated Earth to be slightly flattered at the poles. Writing in Principia, "Newton had calculated from the Earth's rotational force at the Equator that its equatorial diameter should exceed its polar diameter by 0.44 per cent, or 27 km" (Rupert Hall "Revolution in Science, 351). French astronomers, Cassini II among them, came to the opposite conclusion; with Cartesians, they believed the polar diameter of the Earth was the greater. The Cartesian argument stood for fifteen years until the French Royal Academy of Sciences questioned the reliability of using only local measurements to settle the matter. To resolve the debate, Anders Celcius proposed an expedition to prove that the Earth flattens at the poles as predicted by Newton. In 1736, the Academy sent two expeditions to measure the meridian at the poles (Maupertuis & Clairaut to Swedish Lapland) and one to the equator (La Condamine to Peru). Clairaut had studied the discovery of the aberration of light in 1725 by James Bradley; his discovery of the optical effect of the apparent motion of celestial objects is one of the most important in the history of astronomy. Clairaut realized that stellar aberration, caused by the motion of Earth in space and by the finite velocity of light, could be used on the expedition to correct observations of the motion of stars, thus aiding the accuracy of their data. But while Bradley discovered stellar aberration, he had not provided any proof, even theoretical Studying deeply, Clairaut was able to derive the proof and its underlying formulae from first principles; Maupertuis the used Clairaut's formulas. Clairaut then published his proof and the details of how it was applied in Lapland in this volume. While some have argued that Bradley's discovery "provided the first experimental confirmation of the motion of the Earth", in reality his work had not provided even a theory- only Clairaut's 1737 paper provided that. As a result, some argue that Clairaut's paper represents "the first direct physical confirmation of the Copernican theory" (McGraw-Hill Encyclopedia). Returning from Lapland, Maupertuis began to analyze the data he had amassed; his paper in this volume is the first printing of Maupertuis's official report to the French Academy. Announcing values for a distance of one degree along the meridian in France and Lapland, his research clearly supported Newton's hypothesis. "The message that the Lapland expedition brought home was clear: the length of a degree in Lapland was longer than the length of a degree in France… Maupertuis wrote: 'The degree on the meridian that cuts the Arctic Circle being larger than the degree on the meridian in France, the Earth is a steroid flattened at the poles.' Voltaire referred to Maupertuis as the 'flattener of the Earth and the Cassinis'" (Murdin, Full Meridian, 64). While Cartesians contested the results and pointed to errors, Maupertuis's conclusions ultimately held. CONDITION & DETAILS: Paris: L'imprimerie Royale. Ex-libris bearing only two small stamps on the title page; none on spine. 4to (250 x 200mm). 17 plates. Full calf, 5 raised bands; gilt-lettered, red morocco spine label. Minor rubbing at the edges; very solidly bound. Faint old dampstain last 50 pages, otherwise clean and bright. Near fine.

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        Orders and resolutions of the Honourable House of Commons, on contraverted elections and returns: determining the qualifications of candidates and voters; the rights of election for the several cities and boroughs; the nature of evidence proper on the hearing; and the duty of returning officers. The Statutes in force concerning elections, are also pointed out under proper heads. The second edition, with additions.

      London: J. Stagg and D. Browne. 1736. 12mo., xi + (1) + (3) - 209 + (7)pp., a very good copy in contemporary mottled calf, spine gilt, spine and joints worn. Sweet & Maxwell I, p.152 (#27). [bound with], [STATUTES AT LARGE] > The Statutes at Large concerning elections of Members to serve in the House of Commons; containing a compleat collection of all the Acts of Parliament now in force, which relate thereto, continued to the end of the last Session of Parliament, 1734.> London, printed by John Baskett ...... and sold by him, Robert Gosling, and John Stagg. 1734. 12mo., (6) + 109 + (17) + 10pp., the last gathering foxed. A very good copy. Sweet & Maxwell I, p.152 (#33). [bound with], C[OWLEY], J.> The Candidates Guide: or, the electors rights decided. Shewing the determination of the rights of elections, by the Honble the Commons of Great Britain in Parliament, in all contraverted elections for the counties and boroughs in South Britain, from the year 1624 to 1730. The second edition, corrected and improved. To which is added, the like determinations in contraverted elections for North Britain, since the Union. With several resolutions and standing orders relating to elections, qualifications, returns, petitions, and proceedings in general.> London: for J. Brindley, and sold by Mrs. Dodd, and by the booksellers. 1735. 16mo., 64pp., a very good copy. Sweet & Maxwell I, p.150 (#7). A comprehensive group of three essential reference manuals for Parliamentary elections.

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        Orders and resolutions of the Honourable House of Commons, on contraverted elections and returns:

      12mo., xi + (1) + (3) - 209 + (7)pp., a very good copy in contemporary mottled calf, spine gilt, spine and joints worn. Sweet & Maxwell I, p.152 (#27). [bound with], [STATUTES AT LARGE] The Statutes at Large concerning elections of Members to serve in the House of Commons; containing a compleat collection of all the Acts of Parliament now in force, which relate thereto, continued to the end of the last Session of Parliament, 1734. London, printed by John Baskett ...... and sold by him, Robert Gosling, and John Stagg. 1734. 12mo., (6) + 109 + (17) + 10pp., the last gathering foxed. A very good copy. Sweet & Maxwell I, p.152 (#33). [bound with], C[OWLEY], J. The Candidates Guide: or, the electors rights decided. Shewing the determination of the rights of elections, by the Honble the Commons of Great Britain in Parliament, in all contraverted elections for the counties and boroughs in South Britain, from the year 1624 to 1730. The second edition, corrected and improved. To which is added, the like determinations in contraverted elections for North Britain, since the Union. With several resolutions and standing orders relating to elections, qualifications, returns, petitions, and proceedings in general. London: for J. Brindley, and sold by Mrs. Dodd, and by the booksellers. 1735. 16mo., 64pp., a very good copy. Sweet & Maxwell I, p.150 (#7).Publisher: London: J. Stagg and D. Browne.Year: 1736Edition:

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        Dictionarium Domesticum, Being a New and Compleat Houshold Dictionary. For the Use both of City and Country

      C. Hitch, London 1736 - Best known as a lexicographer, the book is laid out in an A to Z format, and is unpaginated. The full title sets out the six sections covered as: Shewing, I. The whole arts of brewing, baking, cookery, and pickling. Also confectionary in its several branches. II. The management of the kitchen, pantry, larder, dairy, olitory, and poultry. With the proper seasons for flesh, fowl and fish. III. The herdsman: giving an account of the diseases of cattle, poultry, &c. And the most approved remedies for their cure. IV. The English vineyard; being the best method of making English wines and of distilling most kinds of simple and compound cordial waters. V. The Apiary: or, the manner of breeding, hiving and managing of bees. VI. The family physician and herbalist. Containing the choicest collection of receipts for most distempers, incident to human bodies, hitherto made publick; with the qualities and uses of physical herbs and plants of English growth. The recipe for Fried Chicken, allegedly better than KFC, is the best known, also includes a Charles II remedy using opium (Anodine of King Charles the Second) and Umble Pye from deer offal. Lots of remedies for childbirth. Book has been re-backed with modern leather, marks to frontispiece and title page and handling marks. 612p, E3 is lacking from book. Size: 8vo - over 7¾ - 9¾" tall [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Q.D.B.V. de tabulariis urbis Romae libellum academicum consensu amplissimi philosophorum ordinis publice propositum a contradicentium obiectionibus tuebuntur * Handeinband der Zeit, beigebunden zwei weitere Veröffentlichungen (Münzkunde)

      Leipzig, Christian Langenheim (Langenhemii), 1736. Vollständige Ausgabe in Handeinband der Zeit: Pappband im Format 8vo 17 x 20,8 cm, 39 Seiten, Schrift: Fraktur, mit gestochenem Titelkupfer und Schlußvignette. - Beigebunden: 1. \"Accurate Anzeige der gröbern und kleinern Silber-Münzsorten, wie solche bey dem in Augsburg angestellten Münz-Probations-Convent gegen die Kaiserlichkönigliche Ausmünzung anzunehmen\", Augsburg 1761 (24 Seiten) - 2. \"Accurate Vorstellung sämtlicher jezo im Schwang gehenden Münz- und Geldsorten, hauptsächlich derer, welche seit den Jahren 1756-1760 bekannt worden; nebst beygefügten richtigen Verzeichnis, wie hoch jedes Stück am Werth sey. Zum Nutzen des Publici herausgegeben und mit dazugehörigen Kupferstichen versehen\", 1761 (20 Seiten, ohne Zählung, mit 3 ausklappbaren Münz-Übersichtstafeln / Kupferstichen). - Johann Georg Richter, Christian August Schmidt, illustrierte Bücher , Münzwesen, Münzkunde, Reichstaler, Münzsorten Silbermünzen, Währung im 18. Jahrhundert, Münzen / Währung deutscher Fürstentümer. - Erstausgabe in guter Erhaltung (Signaturaufkleber auf Vorderdeckel, Papier ganz leicht gebräunt, kleiner Eckenausschnitt am fliegenden Vorsatz, sonst sehr gut) Versand D: 5,90 EUR Johann Georg Richter, Christian August Schmidt, illustrierte Bücher , Münzwesen, Münzkunde, Reichstaler, Münzsorten Silbermünzen, Währung im 18. Jahrhundert

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      [Paris, 1736?]. - Folio (254 x 342 mm). Engraved frontispiece (by Cars, after F. le Moyne), title, dedication and 54 numbered plates. Contemporary red full morocco gilt, leading edges gilt, gilt inner dentelle. Gilt patterned endpapers. All edges gilt. Early edition of this elegant documentation of the medals issued under the reign of Louis XV between 1715 (celebrating his accession) and 1736 ("L'Education de Monsieur le Dauphin"). The medals are shown with descriptive letterpress, within ornamental borders. Engraved throughout. The dedication to this work sometimes bears the name of Nicolaus Godonnesche and sometimes that of Fleurimont (as in this copy) and, according to Cohen/de Ricci, the number of plates varies: earlier issues are usually attributed to Godonnesche and have fewer plates, dated no later than 1736, while later ones contain up to 78 plates and bear the name of the series' continuator, Fleurimont (undated by Cohen/de Ricci). This copy would appear to fall beetween the two: an early, unexpanded issue by Fleurimont. - Provenance: from the library of the stationer Risley (Brewer) Risley (d. 1755), of Chetwood, Buckhinghamshire, with his armorial bookplate on pastedown. Later in the collection of Patricia Milne-Henderson, wife of the art historian Michael Jaff

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        METHOD OF FLUXIONS AND INFINITE SERIES; With its Application to the Geometry of Curve-Lines. [With:] John Colson. ...A PERPETUAL COMMENT UPON THE FOREGOING TREATISE.

      London: John Colson, 1736. First Edition. A copy with fine provenance, The Norman Copy. With engraved frontispiece illustration and a profusion of diagrams throughout the body of the text. 4to (9 5/8" X 7 1/2"; 245 X190 mm), bound in contemporary polished calf, the spine with gilt ruled raised bands, the compartments decorated with elaborate gilt panel tooling, the lettering label gilt ruled. Protective fold-over case with black morocco lettering label gilt. xxiv,1 - 339,[141-142 "...A Perpetual Comment upon the foregoing Treatise., 143-144 “Contents of the Following Comment.], errata (recto), advertisement (on the verso) pp.. A superb copy, one of the very best ever, extremely well preserved and an unusually handsome copy, The Haskell Norman Copy, hinges at some point expertly strengthened retaining all original materials. EXTREMELY RARE FIRST EDITION AND A MAGNIFICENT COPY. THE INVENTION OF THE CALCULUS. NEWTON'S MOST IMPORTANT MATHEMATICAL PUBLICATION. THE GREATEST MATHEMATICAL ACHIEVEMENTS OF THE 17TH CENTURY, A PLEASING COPY IN RARE CONTEMPORARY BINDING. Newton's invention of the Calculus stands together with his Principia and Opticks as the third of Newton's great scientific contributions. Colson’s COMMENT here included is especially important as he was the translator of Newton’s METHODUS FLUXIORUM which was originally prepared in 1671, but which had remained unpublished until Colson’s English translation was completed and published here. The Latin work was not published until 1779. Interestingly enough, Newton’s work on the calculus comes extremely early in his career. There is a manuscript of his, dated May 28, 1665, written in the same year as that in which he took is B.A. degree, which is the earliest documentary proof of his invention of fluxions. It was about the same time that he discovered the binomial theorem. He also worked out the fluxional calculus tolerably completely: this in a manuscript dated November 13, 1665, he used fluxions to find the tangent and the radius of curvature at any point on a curve, and in October 1666 he applied them to several problems in the theory of equations. Newton communicated these results to his friends and pupils from and after 1669, but they were not published in print till many years later. THE METHOD OF FLUXIONS is Newton's fullest exposition of the calculus. Written in 1671, two years before Leibnitz is known to have even begun his own investigations into the topic (and a full 15 years before Leibnitz actually published the results of his studies) -- Newton's Method of Fluxions is a mature work of thought in which Newton's characteristic conception and notation of the Calculus first appears. Though intended to be Newtonís first published statement on the subject, it was in point of time actually his last. Newton's invention of the calculus is co-terminus in date with Newton's discovery of gravity (in his Annus Mirabilis, or "Miracle Year," 1665). Newton began his mathematical studies as a novice in 1664, and his singular genius enabled him to make spectacular leaps of insight within a space of two years: leaps of such scope, that Newton would himself spend the rest of his life working out the consequences. In 1665, Newton discovered the binomial theorem and made other significant advances in the study of infinite series. His work on the Calculus was well afoot by May 1665, at which time he invented a true and adequate symbolism for partial derivatives in the Calculus. His work in the two fields of infinite series and calculus increasingly began to merge in his own thinking, and by 1669 Newton firmly saw that the derivatives and integrals of functions could be expressed as expansions of infinite series (and, specifically, of power series). As with everything else he did, Newton released details of his work in calculus in his own time and 'following his own wish' 1669 saw his first 'public' statement in the tract De analysi per aequationes infinitas, a work written in response to Mercator's treatise on logarithms (Logarithmotechinica) which seemed to Newton to threaten his claim to priority for the binomial theorem. Though submitted to Barrow and a select few others for review and publication, Newton was ultimately unwilling to commit the tract to print, and much of its content was subsequently incorporated into his work on Fluxions. The Method of Fluxions is a marked advance over De analysi not only in its size and scope, but even more significantly in its conception and notation. De analysi was conceptually based in his mentor's (Barrow's) analytical concept of the "infinitely small" discrete increment ń a foundation for the calculus which Newton quickly rejected and soon replaced with his own notion of the "fluxion" of a variable: i.e. a finite instantaneous speed of "flow" ń dx/dt -- defined with respect to an independent conventional dimension of time (on the geometrical model of the line-segment). In his introduction to the work, Newton's translator, John Colson, explains the notion of a fluxion thusly: "The chief Principle, upon which the Method of Fluxions is here built, is this very simple one, taken from the Rational mechanicks; which is, That Mathematical Quantity, particularly Extension, may be conceived as generated by continued local Motion; and that all Quantities whatever, at least by analogy and accommodation, may be conceived as generated after a like manner. Consequently there must be comparative Velocities of increase and decrease, during such generations, whose Relations are fixed and determinable problematically) be proposed to be found." Newton tackled and solved a variety of problems in his Method of Fluxions: the differentiation of any algebraic function f(x); the "method of quadratures", or the integration of any such algebraic function by the inverse method; the inverse method of tangents or the solution of a first-order differential equation; the determination of maxima and minima points for a function; and the drawing of tangents to curves at any point. In an addendum to the work, Newton developed an alternative geometrical theory of 'first and last' ratios of lines and curves, which was partially subsumed into the Principia and into the Opticks. After 1671, Newton shifted from his loosely justified conceptual model of the velocity of a moving body to the postulation of uniformly fluent variable of time as a measure of the fluxioning of dependent variables which continuously alter their magnitude. This concept of a uniformly flowing time became a favorite notion of Newton, and it appears again in his Principia as the famous definition of mathematical time which of itself, and from its own nature, flows equably without relation to anything external. In 1712, Newton gave a fuller statement of his view, in writing: "I consider time as flowing or increasing by continual flux & other quantities as increasing continually in time & from the fluxion of time I give the name of fluxions to the velocitys with which all other quantities increase." Though Newton's calculus of fluxions does not explicitly figure in the Principia-- which instead uses an older mode of geometrical analysis, it is of course a theoretical underpinning of the work. The connection of fluxions with infinite series was first publicly stated in De quadratura curvarum, which Newton appended to the 1704 Opticks. Newton left much unpublished manuscript on fluxions and calculus, which is only now beginning to be printed for the first time.

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        Mechanica sive motus scientia analytice exposita...

      Petersburg: Academy of Sciences, 1736. First edition of "Euler's famous work on mechanics in which he introduced the use of analytical methods instead of the geometrical methods of Newton and his followers" (Timoshenko, p. 29). Mechanica won the praise of many leading scientists of the time: Johann Bernoulli said of the work that "it does honour to Euler's genius and acumen," while Lagrange in his own Mécanique analytique acknowledges Euler's mechanics to be "the first great work where Analysis has been applied to the science of motion." "In an introduction to the Mechanica Euler outlined a large program of studies embracing every branch of science. The distinguishing feature of Euler's investigations in mechanics as compared to those of his predecessors is the systematic and successful application of analysis. Previously the methods of mechanics had been mostly synthetic and geometrical; they demanded too individual an approach to separate problems. Euler was the first to appreciate the importance of introducing uniform analytic methods into mechanics, thus enabling the problems to be solved in a clear and direct way. Euler's concept is manifest in both the introduction and the very title of the book, Mechanica sive Motus Scientia analytice exposita. "This first large work on mechanics was devoted to the kinematics and dynamics of a point-mass. The first volume deals with the free motion of a point-mass in a vacuum and in a resisting medium; the section on the motion of a point-mass under a force directed to a fixed center is a brilliant analytical reformulation of the corresponding section of Newton's Principia; it was sort of an introduction to Euler's further works on celestial mechanics. In the second volume, Euler studied the constrained motion of a point-mass; he obtained three equations of motion in space by projecting forces on the axis of a moving trihedral of a trajectory described by a moving point, i.e. on the tangent, binormal and principal normal. Motion in the plane is considered analogously. In the chapter on the motion of a point on a given surface, Euler solved a number of problems on the differential geometry of surfaces and of the theory of geodesics" (DSB). "This is Euler's outline of a program of studies embracing every branch of science, involving a systematic application of analysis. [It] thus laid the foundations of analytical mechanics and was the first published work in which e appeared. In addition, these two volumes were the result of Euler's consideration of the motion produced by forces acting on both free and constrained points. "[The first] volume focuses on the kinematics and dynamics of a point-mass, introducing infinitely small bodies that can be considered to be points under certain assumptions. Euler focuses on single mass-points except for a few pages at the end of Chapter I, where he looks at the motion of one point relative to another moving point. He then looks at the nature of rest and uniform motion. In Chapter II, Euler states Newton's second law of motion. Throughout this volume, he considers the free motion of a point-mass in a vacuum and in a resisting medium so that all forces under consideration are known. Mathematically, acceleration is given to within an arbitrary multiplicand, and in each example he considers, the arguments of the force function are limited to position and speed. Thus, Euler devotes this volume to integrating particular second-order differential equations and to interpreting his results. "For about half of this volume, Euler analyzes motion along straight lines. The remainder is mainly concerned with motion in a plane, with a few pages looking at motion along a skew curve. He introduces fixed rectangular Cartesian coordinates for the position of the mass-point but uses arc length as the independent variable to set up his differential equations of motion. He also resolves the enforced acceleration into components along the tangent and normal to the path. In three dimensions, he uses two orthogonal normals, one of which he forces to be parallel to a fixed plane. "In [the second] volume, Euler considers the motion of a point-mass lying on a given curve or surface. He derives some differential equations of the geodesics governing the problem of free motion on a surface. In this way, he shows that the path of a mass-point that is free to move on a fixed surface is locally the shortest possible path between its initial and final points" (eulerarchive.org). DSB IV: 479-80; Parkinson, Breakthroughs, p. 154; Poggendorff I: 689; Roberts and Trent, pp. 103-4; Timoshenko, History of Strength of Materials, p. 29. Two vols., 4to (230 x 193 mm), pp. [16] [1] 2- 232 225-480 [i.e., 488]; [8], [1] 2-500, with engraved vignette on dedication leaf and thirty-two folding engraved plates. Contemporary vellum. A very fine set.

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