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        Description géographique, historique, chronologique, politique, et physique de l'Empire de la Chine et de la Tartarie Chinoise

      The Hague: Henri Scheurleer, 1736. 4 volumes, 4to (9 6/8 x 7 6/8 inches). Title-pages printed in red and black with engraved publisher's devices, engraved folding map of Canton (early tape repairs), 52 engraved plates (some folding), including a number of city plans, 5 engraved vignette head-pieces, 6 diagrams in the text, many by J. C. Philips after A. Humblot, others by Humblot after J. van de Spyk, one by Philippe van Gunst, most unsigned, woodcut head- and tailpieces and woodcut initials throughout (a few of the illustrations in volume 2 colored by a modern hand, pale marginal stains towards the end of volume one, some stains to the early gutters of volume 2, small marginal tear to the folding plate of the "Peking Observatory" in volume 3.) Contemporary mottled calf, spines gilt in compartments, red and black morocco lettering-pieces (extremities scuffed). Provenance: 19th-century ownership inscription of Julie Mestral-Tavel on the recto of the first blank in each volume, except volume two, which is lacking the first blank and has the slightly later ownership inscription of Julie Mestral-Paynerne in a different hand on the title-page. "The first definitive European work on the Chinese empire" (Hill). First quarto edition, with a new preface and bibliography, first published in Paris the previous year in a folio edition. The illustrations are reduced versions of the plates of the first edition (some of which were woodcut) and fine engravings of Chinese life including city plans, ceremonies, artisans at work, costumes, etc. The maps were published separately by Bourguignon d'Anville in 1737, also reprinting the contents of the1735 edition. Du Halde became a Jesuit in 1708, and was commissioned by his superiors to bring together the published and manuscript accounts of Jesuit travelers in China. He first began by editing much of the comprehensive "Lettres édifiantes et curieuses écrites des missions étrangères" (1702-1776), one of the most important sources for Jesuit missionary activities in the 18th century. His later "Le Description." includes reports of 27 Jesuit missionaries, all listed in the preface, and covers every aspect of Chinese life and culture. The first printed account of Vitus Bering's first expedition to Alaska in 1725-1728, is included in volume four: "The original report traveled a circuitous route to fall into Du Halde's hands. The Danish Vitus Bering (1681-1741) had entered the Russian navy as a young man and risen through the ranks. His expedition was sponsored by the Russian Czar Peter the Great. When Bering returned to St. Petersburg in 1730, five years after the death of Peter the Great, his account and an accompanying map were sent as a gift to the King of Poland, who gave them to Du Halde with permission to do with them "as he saw fit". In this way the first account of Bering's important exploration was published in France rather than in Russia, where the full narrative was not published until several years later" (Hill). Brunet II, 870; Cordier "Sinica", p. 48; Hill 498. Purchased at Swann's April 15, 1999 lot 76. Catalogued by Kate Hunter..

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        C. Suetonius Tranquillus / Cum Notis Integris Jo. Bapt. Egnatii, Henrici Glareani, Laevini Torrentii, Fulvii Ursini, Isacii Casauboni, Jani Gruteri, Theod. Marcilii, Joannis Georgii Graevii, Caroli Patini, Curante Petro Burmanno. [2 Vols.]

      Amstelaedami: Apud Janssonio-Waesbergios, 1736. 2 volumes. Vol. 1.: pp. [xxii], 808, frontispiece, title-page vignette, 33 engravings within the text (primarily of coins), 6 tailpieces, title-page printed in red and black; Vol. 2: title-page in red and black, pp. 1-420, 1-202, [v] Index Numismatum, 34 folding engraved plates, 421-492, Indices from signature 3Q3 - 4R3, Corrigenda et Addenda 4R3v - 4S4v, 18 engravings within the text (primarily of coins), 7 tailpieces. Contemporary brown full leather, red sprinkled edges. Covers worn and rubbed, sympathetically rebacked some time ago, 5 raised bands, 2 gilt-stamped leather spine labels, corners rubbed. Mild foxing, offsetting from the ink to some signatures more than others, plate 24 has small 'v' shape missing in white space not affecting the engraving. Text in Latin and primarily in 2 columns. . Full Leather. Very Good. Quarto.

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        The General History of China. Containing A Geographical, Historical, Chronological, Political and Physical Description of the Empire of China, Chinese-Tartary, Corea and Thibet. Including an Exact and Particular Account of their Customs, Manners, Ceremonies, Religion, Arts and Sciences

      LONDON: John Watts, 1736 A very good copy of the scarce 1st English edition of Du Halde's General History of China, translated in 4 volumes by Richard Brookes. Complete with 19 copper engraved plates of which 11 are folding, and 4 folding maps; and numerous head and tailpiece decorations and decorative initial capitals. Du Halde (1674 - 1743) was a French Jesuit and used the letters and accounts written by other Jesuit missionaries to compile his work. it was first published in French in 1735. This English translation was made by Richard Brookes, an English physician known for translating works of natural history, geography, medicine and surgery. All 4 volumes are in full leather: the original boards have been retained and they have newer spines with raised bands, gilt tooling and title and volume labels. All have an armorial bookplate of John Mills on the front pastedown. Volume I has an engraved frontispiece of Confucius; title page in red and black inks; dedication to Frederick, Prince of Wales, by Richard Brookes; preface; contents listing; folding map of China, 2 folding plates and 3 one page plates. 509 pp. There is a half title part way through to head up a section on Chinese Monarchy.There is a small repaired tear to the edge of the contents listing and the map has 2 very small brown spots. Vol II has a frontispiece of Father Matthew Ricci; red and black title page; dedication to the Rt Hon Arthur Onslow; contents listing; 9 plates, of which 8 are folding, and one folding map of the Entrance into Canton. 438 pp. Vol III had a frontispiece of Father Adam Schael; dedication to Dr Mead; contents listing and one folding plate. It also has 2 pages of musical notation. 496 pp. Vol IV has a frontispiece of Father Ferdinando Verbiest; dedication to the Directors of the United Company of Merchants of England trading to the E Indies; and 2 folding maps - Tibet and Captain Beering's travels. The Tibet map has a small tear which has been repaired with archive tape.464 pp. All the contents are in very good and clean condition. A few pages have some light browning.

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        Poems on Several Occasions

      London: Printed for the author. G : in good condition without dust jacket. Some wear to later cover with leather cracked and split at head and tail of spine. Eps browned. Internally very clean and bright. Some offsetting. 1736. First Edition. Leather cover. xl, 336pp :: Woodcut head and tail pieces :: 260mm x 125mm (10" x 5") :: Stephen Duck, 1705-1756, was born and lived at Charlton, Wiltshire. He wrote poems on several subjects, most well-known was 'The Threshers Labour' which was publicly read to the Queen by the Earl of Macclesfield. Also 'Truth and Falsehood' and 'A Fable'. The poems are representative of 18th-century working-class poetry, a genre that they essentially began. There are stylistic conventions and modifications in his poems, but also modest truths about laboring people. Duck was given a small house and various minor court appointments by the Queen; he became a yeoman of the guard, then a Keeper of the Queen's Library, and eventually took holy orders. Aquaintance, rival and fellow poet Mary Collier was also a labourer .

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        [Reliures en plein maroquin] La Mouche ou les Aventures de M. Bigand

      A Paris ; A La haye: Chez Poilly ; Chez Jean Neaulme, 1736. relié. 8 parties en 4 Vol. in 12 (10x16,5cm). Edition originale très rare des 4 dernières parties, précédées des 4 premières (avec titre de relais), dont la troisième, à la date de 1736, est en édition originale. Réunion exceptionnelle et fort rare des huit parties en reliure uniforme, qui plus est en maroquin. La publication de l'ouvrage s'est étalée de 1736 à 1742. Les premières parties de cet ouvrage sont certainement en premier tirage, mais avec des titres de relais à l'adresse d'autres libraires qui avaient racheté le privilège. Plein Maroquin rouge d'époque. Dos lisse richement orné. Pièce de titre et de tomaison en maroquin noir. Triple filet d'encadrement sur les plats, avec fleurons angulaires. Tranches dorées. Roulette intérieure. Mors du tome I en grande partie fendus et coiffe de queue élimée. Mors supérieur du tome II fendu, un léger manque en queue. Mors supérieur du tome III fendu. Mors supérieur du tome IV en partie fendu, idem pour le mors inférieur ; un manque sérieux en coiffe de queue. La moitié des coins émoussés. Quelques tâches jaunâtres dans le premier volumes et quelques rousseurs malgré un ensemble plutôt frais. Malgré les défauts, aspect fort décoratif des dos. L'ensemble demeure un bel exemplaire, fort enviable en cette condition. Roman picaresque difficilement narrable tant il brille par l'invention, la mouche (terme d'argot pour l'espion) reste l'oeuvre la plus célèbre de son auteur ; on y sent l'influence nette de Lesage et de Prévost quant au modèle narratif autobiographique. Voici ce qu'en disent ses préfaciers chez Garnier en 2010 : "Dans La Mouche, très lue au XVIIIe siècle, non rééditée depuis lors, Mouhy entraîne son lecteur à la suite du petit Bigand (héros populaire, mais qui a des lettres) dans une folle équipée à travers les registres romanesques les plus variés, du trivial au fantastique, du picaresque au tragique de l'amour fou, dans un univers soumis au règne du hasard. Une étonnante expérience de collage et une très originale création romanesque qui dit quelque chose de la liberté et de la folie au siècle des Lumières." (La Mouche ou les Aventures de M. Bigand, édité par René Démoris et Florence Magnot-Ogilvy, Classiques Garnier, 2010. - Chez Poilly ; Chez Jean Neaulme, A Paris ; A La haye _1736 - 1742, 8 parties en 4 Vol. in 12 (10x16,5cm), 265pp; (6) 172pp. et x, 209 (4) 240pp. et (6) 188pp. et (3) 173pp. (3) et (3) 168 (4) 175pp., relié. - Reliures en plein maroquin relié

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        The Life of John, Duke of Marlborough, Prince of the Roman Empire. In two volumes

      London - J.Wilcox, 1736 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. First edition. An extremely scarce copy, particularly in the first edition of this fantastic biography. With a frontispiece and several further plates of 'maps, plans of battles, sieges and medals, and a great number of original letters and papers never before published'. Decorative head and tail pieces and capitals. John Churchill, first duke of Marlborough (16501722), army officer and politician. His career spanned the reigns of five monarchs through the late 17th and early 18th centuries. Rising from a lowly page at the court of the House of Stuart, he loyally served James, Duke of York, through the 1670s and early 1680s, earning military and political advancement through his courage and diplomatic skill. Churchill's role in defeating the Monmouth Rebellion in 1685 helped secure James on the throne, yet just three years later he abandoned his Catholic patron for the Protestant Dutchman, William of Orange. Honoured for his services at William's coronation with the earldom of Marlborough, he served with further distinction in the early years of the Nine Years' War, but persistent charges of Jacobitism brought about his fall from office and temporary imprisonment in the Tower. It was not until the accession of Queen Anne in 1702 that Marlborough reached the zenith of his powers and secured his fame and fortune. The final account by a person close to the duke was that of Thomas Lediard, a secretary to Marlborough during his mission to Karl XII of Sweden in 1707, The Life of John, Duke of Marlborough, with Original Letters and Papers (3 vols. , 1736; revised and enlarged, 1743). This was the first full biography, and was based on personal knowledge as well as original materials to which Lediard had access. Thomas Lediard (16851743), writer and surveyor. He states that he was attached at different times to the staff of the first duke of Marlborough, and especially in 1707, on the occasion of the duke's visit to Charles XII of Sweden. Lediard does not appear to have been connected with the duke in any official capacity, and always travelled as a private gentleman at his own expense. Lediard returned to England some time before 1730 and settled in Smith Square, Westminster. Some time after this he was appointed justice of the peace for the liberty of Westminster, and was known as a useful and active magistrate. During the next five years he worked on The Naval History of England from the Norman Conquest to the Conclusion of 1734, published in 1735. In February 1738 he wrote A scheme, humbly offered to the honourable the commissioners for building a bridge at Westminster. On 9 December 1742 Lediard was elected a fellow of the Royal Society. In addition to his Naval History, he published other historical works, including a life of the duke of Marlborough (1736) and a continuation of Rapin de Thoyras's History of England (1737), covering the period from 1688 to 1714; he was also responsible for two English translations of works on ancient Germany and civil and historical architecture. DNBCondition: In full calf bindings. Externally sound although rubbed. One joint is cracked, twojust starting. Internally, firmly bound. Lovely and bright and generally clean with just a few scattered spots. In remarkable conditionconsidering the age of these books. Overall: GOOD..

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        Tractatio Juridica, de Pileo, vom Recht des Huths

      Hala Magdeburgica Halle in Sachsen: typis Hendelianis 1736 Hala Magdeburgica [Halle in Sachsen]: typis Hendelianis, 1736. (HATS) Small 4to. 40 pp. A-E4. 19th-century black pebbled morocco and boards. Boards scuffed, head chipped, upper joint split but cords holding; flyleaf detached. With the Masonic bookplate of Jacob Hugo Tatsch, author of Freemasonry in the Thirteen Colonies (1929), on the front pastedown. OCLC: 23445320 (one copy); not in Lipperheide, Colas, nor Hiler . OCLC locates only one copy (i.e., Columbia Law Library) of this rare little treatise on the laws and mores regarding hats, which is itself a bit of a puzzle. The Dedication, in French, is to "Jean Adolphe, duc de Saxe" and is dated 3 October, 1680, some 56 years before the publication of this pamphlet. A search of OCLC reveals a similar title, published in 1680, SCHEDIASMA DE PILEO, of which this might be the second printing. Both editions are exremely rare

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        Gercken, 1736. Stor 4:o.

      (28),416,(68,1-23) s. + WILDE, JACOB. Sweriges beskrifna lagars grund, art och uprinnelse samt ålder, omskiftelser och förnyelse efter riksens handlingar och förnuftets medgifwande för alla sannings och billighets älskare enkannerliga Sweriges studerande ungdom till närmare undersökande utkastadt. Sthlm, H. Gercken, 1736. Stor 4:o. (20),131 s. Praktfullt samtida kalvskinnbd med upphöjda bind, rikt guldornerad rygg, brun titeletikett och helt guldsnitt. Några ytliga sprickor på ryggen och titeletiketten. Pärmarnas nederkanter skrapade och det främre nedre hörnet stött. Några småfläckar på pärmarna. Bra inlagor men som vanligt med en del lager- och småfläckar, t.ex. på titelbladet till det andra arbetet. Enstaka bockar i marginalerna. En reva överst i yttermarginalen på s. 193 och ett litet hål i yttermarginalen på s. 207. Några mindre fuktfläckar i nedre marginalen på s. 401-02 och i yttermarginalen i det andra arbetet på s. 81-82. Med P. G. Wennerstiernas namnteckning. Ex. på stort papper från Trolleholm.. Colliander Sveriges rikes lag 1734-1934, s. 516-17. Första upplagan av 1734 års lag i den näst största pappersvarianten. Detta är varianten med domarreglerna. "Sweriges beskrifna lagars grund" författades på uppdrag av Kanslikollegium och var avsedd som en inledning till lagen. Namnteckningen är förmodligen av Per Georg Wennerstierna (1735-1809), bankokommissarie 1786, (för hans boksamling se Almquist Sveriges bibliografiska litteratur 4851), eller hans far Peter Georg Wennerstierna (1694-1748), fänrik vid Hallands regemente och sedermera häradshövding

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        MAURIER, AUBERY du.

      Memoires de Hambourg, de Lubeck et de Holstein, de Dannemarck, de Suede et de Pologne. Amsterdam, 1736. 12:o. (6),360 s. Titelbladet tryckt i rött och svart. Nött samtida skinnbd med upphöjda bind, guldornerad rygg och mörkröd titeletikett. Marmorerade snitt. Ytterfalsarna med sprickor och ryggen med smärre skador överst och nederst. Spår av borttaget exlibris på främre pärmens insida. Ngt lager- och småfläckig, t.ex. på s. 137-50. Liten fläck på titelbladet.. Jämför Bring Itineraria svecana 43 och Warmholtz Bibliotheca historica Sueo-Gothica 244: "oriktigheter förekomma här flere; men därjämte åtskillige artiga particulariteter." Du Maurier, mest känd för sina "Memoires pour servir à l'histoire de Hollande", besökte Sverige och i synnerhet Stockholm 1637. En sonson lät trycka dessa reseanmärkningar för första gången 1735. Det här är andra upplagan som är okänd för både Warmholtz och Bring. Ytterligare tre upplagor utkom

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        Réflexions sur la résolution algébrique des équations.Berlin: C. F. Voss, 1772.

      First edition of this important memoir, "the source of all the subsequent works on the algebraic solution of equations" (DSB VII, 567). It "reveals the appearance of the concept of the permutation group (without the term, which was coined by Galois), a concept which later played a fundamental role" (ibid.). The theory of groups has been one of the major topics of mathematical research since the early 19th century, and continues to be today.<br/> "Joseph Louis Lagrange (1736-1813) , born in Turin of partly French ancestry, became professor of mathematics at the Royal Artillery School of Turin before he was twenty; from 1766 to 1787 he was Academician in Berlin (as successor to Euler), and from 1787 to his death Academician and professor of mathematics in Paris. His fundamental work on algebra dates from his Berlin period. Indeed, [the present paper] opens a new period in the study of the theory of equations. By relating the general nature of the roots of an equation to the theory of permutations, Lagrange introduces the point of view which in the next century would lead to the theory of Galois. After a methodical investigation of the existing methods of solution of quadratic, cubic and biquadratic equations, such as those of Cardan, Ferrari and Euler, and of equations of higher degree, such as that of Tschirnhaus, Lagrange came to the conclusion that the general structure of the solution of an equation of degree n is determined by certain equations called resolvents (réduites), of which the degree is either 1, 2, 3, ..., n or a divisor of this number" (Struik, Source Book, pp. 102-3). <br/> "Lagrange devoted a large amount of space [in the present paper] to analysis of the cases where the resolvent equation can be reduced below the degree of the equation it is derived from, based on the ingenious trick of expressing a root of the resolvent in terms of the roots of the original equation and simply counting how many different values the roots of the resolvent must assume (in general) when the roots of the original equation are permuted among themselves... In this idea, he laid the egg that later hatched out as Galois theory" (Landmark Writings in Western Mathematics, p. 398). <br/> A continuation ('Suite') to this paper was published the next year in the anual volume for 1771.. Pp. 134-215 in 'Nouveaux Mémoires de l'Académie Royale des Sciences et Belles-Lettres. Année MDCCLXX', the complete volume offered here: 4to (242 x 198 mm), fine contemporary half calf, pp [4] 74 [1-3] 4-496 and 3 engraved plates, some very light spotting to the title page and very minor damp staining to pp. 470-96, in all a fine copy

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      L'enfant prodigue, comédie de mr. de Voltaire, en vers dissyllabes, représentée sur le Théâtre de la comédie française le 10 octobre 1736. Et corrigée de nouveau par l'auteur. Amsterdam, chez J. Desbordes, 1739. 8:o. V,(1),133 s. & 1 grav. plansch. + (DESFONTAINES, PIERRE FRANÇOIS GUYOT) La Voltairomanie avec le preservatif, et le factum du sr. Claude François Jore. A Londres, 1739. 8:o. (8),88 s. Trevligt samtida pergamentbd med oxiderad titeltext på infärgat titelfält. Röda snitt. Pärmar och rygg aningen solkiga. Första arbetet med sporadiska småfläckar. Det andra arbetet rent men med ett mindre hål på s. 55. Med Torsten Jungners exlibris.. Bengesco Voltaire. Bibliographie de ses uvres 118 vad gäller första upplagan från 1738. Planschen graverad av P. Tanjé. Pierre Desfontaines (1685-1745) var fransk journalist, översättare och historiker. Idag är han väl mest känd som en föregångare inom modern litteraturkritik och journalistik genom sina gräl med Voltaire. I sin kritik eftersträvade han såväl estetik som etik i motsats till den dittills förhärskande kritiken som enbart siktade på summeringar, upprepningar och parafraser. Hans kritik riktade sig mot Voltaires dramatiska arbeten; något som ansågs anmärkningsvärt då Voltaire hade använt sitt inflytande för att hjälpa Desfontaines tillbaka till Paris efter en ofrivillig exil. På kritiken svarade Voltaire med en ganska besk satir betitlad "Le préservatif, ou critique des observations sur les écrits modernes" (1738), på vilken Desfontaines svarade anonymt med en kort satir, "La Voltairomanie" (1738). Denna skrift innehöll alla skandalösa historier som omgav Voltaire och fick mycket riktigt ett åtal som följd. Dock gav Voltaire upp när Desfontaines återigen publicerade "La Voltairomanie" i "Amsterdam gazette" den 4 april 1739

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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.

      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. - Bestoßen, Rückenbezug mit Fehlstellen, Gelenke angebrochen, Vorderdeckel fast lose. Etwas gebräunt, zum Schluss obere Ecke etwas feuchtfleckig.

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