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        The Compleat Housewife: Or, Accomplish'd Gentlewoman's Companion: Being a Collection of upwards of Six Hundred of the most approved Receipts

      London: J. and J. Pemberton, 1737. Hardcover. Fine. 8vo. (xviii),354,xv,(3). "The EIGHTH EDITION, with very large Additions not in any of the former Impre??ions." Contemporary polished calf sides, sometime nicely rebacked in matching calf, the spine in six compartments with raised bands, gilt; red leather lettering label, gilt. Original endpapers retained.& Complete with the engraved frontispiece and six engraved folding plates. And with the armorial bookplate of the Honorable George Baille, Esq., "one of the Lords of the Treasury". A fine copy with only a trace of wear and soil. & Oxford, p. 60, which lists the first edition as 1727.

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        Mousaiou tou Grammatikou Ta kath Hero kai Leandron. Musaei grammatici De Herone et Leandro carmen

      Theodorum Haak, Leiden, 1737. Hardcover (Full Leather). Very Good Condition. Full early leather with raised bands and a red morocco lettering piece. An attractively printed Greek/Latin edition of the classic poem by the Byzantine poet Musaeus. Marlowe began a sweeping version of Hero and Leander but left it incomplete upon his death and it was finished by Chapman. Greek text with facing Latin translation and notes in Latin. Minor foxing throughout, lovely frontis engraving. [44], 101, [26]pp. Size: Octavo (8vo). Text is clean and unmarked. Previous owner's inscription in ink, neat. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: Under 1 kilo. Category: Literature & Literary; Antiquarian & Rare. Inventory No: 041016. .

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        The memoirs of Charles-Lewis, Baron de Pollnitz : Being the observations he made in his late travels from Prussia thro' Germany, Italy, France, Flanders. Holland, England, &c. In letters to his friend. Discovering not only the present state ... of the chief cities and towns, but the characters of the principal persons at the several courts - [Complete in 2 volumes]

      London : printed for Daniel Browne, at the Black-Swan, without Temple-Bar, M.DCC.XXXVII. [1737], 1739. 2nd Edition. 2nd edition with additions. Physical description; 2v. ; 8vo. Notes; In this edition the punctuation after "Flanders" is a comma, and the imprint has "Black-Swan" with a hyphen. Translated by Stephen Whatley. Referenced by: ESTC T068555. Subject; Europe - Description and travel. Provenance; from the Baggrave library with their bookplate. Very good copies both in the original, full aniline calf. Professionally and period sympathetically re-backed with gilt-blocked title and volume indication ; very impressively finished. Spine compartment tooled in blind. Remains a particularly well-preserved setoverall; tight, bright, clean and strong.

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        Characteristicks of Men, Manners, Opinions, Times. In Three Volumes. The Sixth Edition, Corrected. With the Addition of a Letter concerning Design.

      [London : Printed by James Purser] 1737-38 . 3 vols, 8vo, large and thick paper, eng. port., [4], iv, 364 pp + 443 pp, + [4], 410, [54] pp, portrait, title vignettes and headpieces finely engraved by Simon Gribelin, an eighteenth century ms. notice pasted inside the cover of volume 1 reads "Mary Countess Dowr. of Shaftesbury's Books brought from Her House in Grosvenor Square 1772. Characteristicks. 3 Vols. Uniformly bound in Blue Morocco.", bound in contemporary dark blue morocco, the covers with broad roll borders showing ten different insects, including a snail, and edged with a sawtooth roll, each cover with a large central lozenge composed of tulips, acorns, leaves, circles, dots and stars, those on vols 1 and 3 identical, that on vol 2 subtly different, spines with six raised bands fully gilt, titles and volume numbers applied direct to spine in 2 compartments, the tooling on vol 2 differing slightly, spines slightly faded, otherwise a very fine set. Mary, Countess of Shaftesbury (d. 1804), was the daughter of Jacob, 1st Viscount Folkstone and wife of Anthony, 4th Earl of Shaftesbury (1710-1771). This lavishly produced edition was apparently sponsored by the 4th earl in memory of his father and the present copy is one of a small number known in this presentation binding. Edward Bayntun-Coward in his Occasional List No.1. (2002) describes (item 34) a similar example using both the present insect roll and a 'bird and wave' roll and goes on to list "five other copies of this edition bound by the same binder to similar designs" :- 1. George II's copy, in the British library. 2. The present copy, which was item 114 in Maggs catalogue 845 (1957). 3. Maggs catalogue 893 no.91 in red morocco. (1964). 4. Maggs catalogue 1212 no. 100. 5. The Wormsley Library copy. Of these six copies most have a haphazard mixed use of the insect and the bird rolls; only the present copy and copy 4 have the insect roll uniformly on all three volumes and Bayntun-Coward's theory is that since they were designed for presentation a number of different finishers were working on them with different tools at the same time in order to meet a deadline. I would only add that as owner of a bindery he surely knows what deadlines can do! ESTC 66624

      [Bookseller: H M Fletcher]
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        DISCURSOS SOBRE A DISCIPLINA MILITAR,

      - e sciencia de hum Soldado, DEDICADOS AOS SOLDADOS NOVOS, AUTHOR THEOTONIO DE SOUSA TAVARES. LISBOA OCCIDENTAL, Na Officina de JOSEPH ANTONIO DA SYLVA, Impressor da Academia Real. MDCC.XXXVII. [1737]. In 4º (de 24x16 cm) com xii, 155 pags. Encadernação da época inteira de pele com ferros a ouro na lombada e no rótulo. Obra contendo as sequências completas do municiamento e do disparo de uma espingarda; e do escorvamento e lançamento de uma granada de mão. Inocêncio VII, 357: 'THOMÁS TELLES DA SILVA, 12.° Visconde de Vila-nova de Cerveira. Seguiu a vida militar, chegando ao posto de Mestre de campo general: foi Embaixador na côrte de Madrid, Conselheiro de guerra, e Gentil-homem da Camara d'el-rei D. José I em 1750. Nasceu em Lisboa em1683. Discurso sobre a disciplina militar, e sciencia de um soldado de infanteria, dedicado aos soldados novos. Lisboa, na Offic. de José Antonio da Silva 1737. 4.º de XII-155 pag. Sahiu com o pseudonymo de Theotonio de Sousa Tavares'. Location/localizacao: raros

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        A Defence of Natural and Revealed Religion: Being an Abridgement of the Sermons Preached at the Lecture founded by the Honourable Robert Boyle. In four volumes

      nbsp; Dublin - Stearne Brock, 1737 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. First edition. An extremely scarce first edition of this incredible 18th Century collection of religious lectures. In the original mottled calf bindings. Compiled of essaysencompassing discussion of theconfutation of atheism, revelation, infidels and heretics, the nature of God, free-thinking, moral evil, to name but a few. A fascinating insight into theworld of18th Century religious views. With armorial bookplates of the 'Right Honourable John Barry' to front pastedowns. Complete in four volumes. The central fact of Boyle's life was his deep piety. His friends remarked after his death how the very Name of God was never mentioned by him without a Pause and a visible stop in his Discourse, and this slightly disconcerting habit was symptomatic of the overriding significance for him of his deep theism. Burnet's funeral sermon stressed how Boyle's life was devoted to the service of God and to the defence and propagation of the Christian religion. He deployed for charitable purposes the wealth that he acquired both by his high birth and by the grant of impropriations to him by Charles II at the Restoration. His support for missionary enterprises was supplemented by philanthropy on a smaller scale: throughout his life he devoted funds to the support of the needy. He was similarly solicitous in placing the medical expertise that he acquired in the course of his career at the disposal of the necessitous. However, Boyle's chief pursuit of his religious goals was by means of intellectual activity. In the 1640s his preoccupation was the encouragement of piety and of high standards of morality among his peers. Thereafter, his concern was above all with promoting his theistic ends by utilizing the findings from the profuse study of nature. DNBCondition: In full leather bindings. Externally worn, with loss to the leather. Four joints are cracked, three starting, although they are still holding strong. Two hinges are slightly strained. Internally, firmly bound. Remarkably bright and clean for the age of these volumes with just slightage toning as expected and the odd spot, particularlyto the margins of volume IV. There are tidemarks toa fewpages of volume III. Overall: GOOD with very good interiors..

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        MISCELLANEOUS WORKS many of which are now first published

      London, printed by J. Hughs, for J. Brindley; and C. Corbett, 1737.. I. Pyramidographia; or a Description of the Pyramids in Egypt... II. A Discourse of the Roman Foot, and Denarius ... the Measures and Weights used by the Ancients... III. Tracts upon various subjects, Letters, Poems, and Observations in his Travels in Italy, Turky, and Egypt. IV. A Description of the Grand Seignor's Seraglio. To which are added, I. Reflections on the Pyramidographia, written by an anonymous Author, soon after the Publication of that Book. II. A Dissertation upon the Sacred Cubit of the Jews, and the Cubits of the several Nations; from the Dimensions of the greatest Egyptian Pyramid, as taken by Mr. Greaves, the antient cubit of Memphis is determined. Translated from the Latin of Sir Isaac Newton, not yet published... To the whole is prefix'd, an historical and critical account of the life and writings of the author. Published by Thomas Birth M.A., F.R.S. and member of the Society of Antiquaries. FIRST COLLECTED EDITION 1737, 2 volumes, complete set. 8vo, 200 x 120 mm, 8 x 4¾ inches, title pages printed red and black, 6 engraved plates of which 5 are folding and 2 of the folding sheets bear 2 plates each, making a total of 8 engraved plates as required, (some copies were issued with 8 plates on 8 sheets of which 3 folding, possibly later issues with the 2 plate sheets cut in half), woodcut headpieces and decorated initials, pages (6), lxxii, (2), ix, (1), 92, 89-356; (4), 359-540, (6), 591-800, the irregular pagination is present in all copies, collated and guaranteed complete, Parts I, II, III and IV have added title-pages, the first 3 dated 1736, Part IV dated 1737, bound in full antique calf, double ruled gilt border to covers, rebacked to style with raised bands, gilt rules and gilt lettered morocco label, edges speckled red, original endpapers retained. Covers and corners slightly worn, brief ink note on front endpapers which are age browned, 2 leaves in Volume II have some pale brown staining, otherwise text and plates clean and bright, binding tight and firm. A very good set of a scarce work containing the first publication in any language of Sir Isaac Newton's study of the Sacred Cubit of the Jews. See Babson, Catalogue of the Works of Sir Isaac Newton, Second Supplement, page 20, No. 040. Newton's Dissertation is printed in Volume II from page 405 - 433 'Translated from the Latin of Sir Isaac Newton, not yet published'. According to Gjertsen, The Newton Handbook, page 6, it is the most elusive of Newton's published works, known in just two editions, the 1737 Greaves' Miscellaneous Works and a 1744 edition in Latin. 'Newton's argument is clear, detailed and precise; it is also without direction, a study in pure metrology'. John Greaves (1602-1652) mathematician and astronomer was Savilian professor of astronomy at Oxford University but this collected edition of his works published posthumously reflects very wide interests, from chicken hatcheries to the Pyramids with just two articles on astronomy. Since Newton's Dissertation was based on Greaves' measurements of the Great Pyramid the editor Thomas Birch saw fit to publish it in the collection and it is included in the partial list of contents on the title page of Volume I. Greaves earlier works published on his return from his travels, A Discourse of the Roman Foot (1647) and Pyramidographia (1646), were found in Newton's library. MORE IMAGES ATTACHED TO THIS LISTING.

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        Bibliotheca Historico-Sacra: Or, an Historical Library of the Principal Matters Relating to Religion, Ancient and Modern; Pagan, Jewish, Christian, and Mohammedan;

      London - R. Reily for Stephen Austen, 1737 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. First edition. Bibliotheca Historico-Sacra: Or, an Historical Library of the Principal Matters Relating to Religion, Ancient and Modern; Pagan, Jewish, Christian, and Mohammedan;Under the following Heads: Objects of Religious Worship; Deities and Idols. Persons Dedicated to Religion; Priests and Religious Orders. Times, and pleaces, of Religious Worship; Fasts, Festivals, Temples, Churches, and Mosques. Sacred Books and Writings. Sects, Heresies, and Opinions; Rites, Ceremondies, Habits, and Utensils and other Miscellaneous Subjects. The whole compiled from the best authorites, and digested into alphabetical order by Thomas Broughton. First edition. In two volumes complete. Preface to front, followed by a table of articles anda list of subscribers to volume one andpublisher's advertisments to rear. Thereafter, the work is in aphabetcial order with a general index to rear of volume two. WIth two colour title pages, decorative head and tail piece and capitals throughout and with an engraving to frontispiece to volume one. Thomas Broughton (1704 - 1774), was an English clergyman, biographer, and miscellaneous writer. He was an industrious writer in many kinds of composition. He published an Historical Dictionary of all Religions from the Creation of the World to the Present Times, a huge work in two volumes folio; he translated Voltaire's Temple of Taste and part of Pierre Bayle's Dictionary; vindicated orthodox Christianity against Matthew Tindal; converted a Roman Catholic book (Dorrel on the Epistles and Gospels) to Protestant uses; edited John Dryden; wrote in defence of the immortality of the soul; and contributed the lives marked 'T' in the original edition of the Biographia Britannica. Bookplates of David Arthur Pailin with ink annotation August 1997 to front pastedown. Pailin is an collector of antiquarian books. Further bookplates from the Clogher Library. Condition: In contemporary calf bindings. Externally, sound but with some wear to extrmieites, loss in placesto leather, rubbing and marks to boards. Boards held by cords only. Internally, firmly bound. Bright and generally clean throughout but with occasional slight handlingmarks. Rear free endpaper to one volume detached. Overall: GOOD.

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        LIBELLUS INFIRMORUM Germanico Super additus .. Quomodo Administranda sint Sacramenta INFIRMIS Deinde Quomodo pie assistendum sit MORIBUNDIS .. Additae sunt selectiores BENEDICTIONES ET EXORCISMI ..Authore R. P. Martino Cochemensi, Ordinis Capucinorum Editio novissima Auctior & emendatior

      Moguntiae & Francofurti: Joannis Mayer per Joannem Henricum Haeffner, 1737 & 1736. Hardcover. Good. Copperplate to back of titlepage with fullpage death bed scene, monk reading text to patient and his wife & family kneeling behind. Duodecimo Two Parts in One Volume. Contemporary covers with paper spine label (old reback now repaired again/corners of lower cover lacking leather). Half title leaf +Titlepage +plate to verso then pp.5-117 +[2]pp index +verso blank; Titlepage dated 1736 to LIBELLUS BENEDICTIOMUN ET EXORCISMORUM with Censor's permission dated 1709 on verso + pp.3-288pp +[4]pp index. Ownership stamp J.F. Wolff to flyleaf, library label with release stamp to pastedown, 2 library stamps to half title, minor signs of use and a bit dusty else neat & tight, no tears or underlining. *The part on Exorcism & Blessings covers exorcism of water, bread & other items of Catholic rituals then driving Satan out of the body and fumigating to drive out evil: houses, stables, chickens & dovecotes, fields, vineyards, infected milk have to be purified. Also deals with fire, ships, and then after excorsim the same must be blessed, including military armour, food etc. and finally Absolution. Scarce.

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        Architecture Hydraulique, ou l'Art de conduire, d'elever, et de menager les Eaux pour les differens besoins de la Vie

      Three engraved frontis. (one is a port. of the author), 219 folding engraved plates, & many fine engraved headpieces. Titles printed in red & black. Four vols. Large 4to, cont. calf (heads of spines a little worn), spines gilt, contrasting leather lettering pieces on spines. Paris: C.A. Jombert, 1737-39-50-53. First edition of the most widely used and influential engineering text of the 18th and early 19th centuries. It is "one of the earliest scientific books in the field of engineering. Concentrating on civil construction he considers transportation, shipbuilding, waterways and water supply, ornamental fountains, windmills and pumps, epitomizing their state on the eve of the Industrial Revolution."­Roberts & Trent, Bibliotheca Mechanica, p. 30. This work "proved to be invaluable to architects, builders, and engineers. [It amounted] to rationalized engineering handbooks in which the man in charge of a construction might look up model specifications for a foundation or a cornice, a pediment or an arch; fine diagrams he could follow or adapt; and consult job analyses and work plans for dividing and directing the labor."­D.S.B., I, p. 582. This was the first work of its kind of make practical use of the integral calculus. Attractive set. Bookplate and stamp on verso of each title of the "Bibliotheca Acad. Georgiae Augustae." .

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        The Genuine Works of Flavius Josephus, the Jewish Historian. Translated from the Original Greek, according to Havercamp's accurate Edition

      London: Printed by W. Bowyer for the Author,, 1737. Containing Twenty Books of the Jewish Antiquities, with the Appendix, or Life of Josephus, written by himself: Seven Books of the Jewish War: and Two Books against Apion ...; first edition of this translation; folio (37.5 cm. tall x 23 cm.), [half title leaf], [title leaf], clii, 1021, [3], [76] (the five indexes), [4] (addenda, errata, advertisement for Mr. Whiston’s Writings, directions to binder, the binder is given the option to bind the work as two volumes but not exercised here) pp., folding map, folding plan; contemporary leather sides scratched and scarred with an old repair and a little green paint on back cover, rebacked in tan leather decorated in compartments with a red leather title label, corners expertly repaired, and new endpapers added, the map of Palestine has a short split at one fold with no loss, the plan has a . Photos available upon request.

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        THE GENUINE WORKS OF FLAVIUS JOSEPHUS, THE JEWISH HISTORIAN

      London: W. Bowyer, 1737. First Edition, thus. The First Edition of the most important translation of THE WORKS OF JOSEPHUS, that of William Whiston, printed in London in 1737. Thomas Jefferson read this edition the early history of the Jewish people and its struggle to rid itself of Roman domination and it is considered one of the more elegant volumes in the Jefferson collection of the Library of Congress [see Abraham J. Karp';s From the Ends of the Earth: Judaic Treasures of the Library of Congress, 1991]. With magnificent folding map of Palestine and folding plan of the Temple. In a contemporary binding.

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        Thesaurus Zeylanicus, exhibens plantas in insula Zeylana nascentes; Inter quas plurimae novae species, & genera inveniuntur. Omnia iconibus illustrata, ac cescripta. Mit Supplement

      Amsterdam, Janssonius 1737. 27 cm. Text- und Tafelband. (16), 235, (15); (2), 33, (1) Seiten mit gestochenem Frontispiz (Porträt des Autors von J. M. Quinkhard, gestochen von J. Houbraken), gestochener Titelvignette von Adriaan van der Laan und 111 Kupfertafeln. Festeinband, Halbledereinband der Zeit mit Rückenschildchen, Rückenvergoldung und marmoriertem Deckelbezug - Nissen BBI 303 - Pritzel 1388 - Stafleu / Cowan 928 - Dryander III, 180 - Erstausgabe der ersten illustrierten Flora von Ceylon (Sri Lanka). Mit dem Anhang "Catalogi duo plantarum Africanorum", einer Liste der von Paul Hermann am Kap der Guten Hoffnung gesammelten und katalogisierten Pflanzen. Burman (1706 - 1779), Professor der Botanik in Amsterdam, stellte Linné für dessen Arbeiten an der "Bibliotheca Botanica" seine reichhaltige Bibliothek zur Verfügung (Junk, Rara, 91). Die Abbildungen sind "von großer botanischer Genauigkeit, vor allem in der Nervatur und anderen Einzelheiten der Blätter. Ebenso ist die Wiedergabe vorzüglich, so daß die Anonymität des Stechers zu bedauern ist" (Nissen S. 88). Schönes Exemplar, Titel schwach gebräunt, die letzten 2 Tafeln Leimspuren außerhalb der Platte. Vorbesitzer dieses Exemplares waren Samuel Liljeblad (1761 - 1815), Autor von "Svensk flora 1798" sein Namenzug auf dem Vorsatzblatt; Olof Matthias Ullgren (1785 - 1819) sein Namenszug und Datum 1815 auf Vorsatz; Gabriel Marklin (1775 - 1857) mit seinem Monogrammstempel am Unterrand der Titelseite; auf dem Vorsatz radiertes Exlibris der Johannis Hus Bibliotek. Sehr schönes vollständiges Exemplar mit bedeutender Provenienz - Sprache / Language: Lateinisch / Latin -

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        ARCHITECTURE HYDRAULIQUE, ou l'art de conduire, d'elever, et de menager les eaux pour les differens besoins de la vie

      Paris, Charles-Antoine Jombert, 1737-1739.. Volumes I and II only of 4, FIRST EDITIONS 1737-1739 (Volumes III and IV published in 1750 and 1753), French text, 4to, approximately 290 x 215 mm, 11¼ x 8¼ inches, title pages printed red and black, added engraved pictorial title to Volume I and a few engraved pictorial headpieces by Rigaud, some historiated initials and woodcut tailpieces, 44 folding plates in Volume I, 55 folding in Volume II, as called for, pages: (8), xii, 412, including Contents Table, pages 389-412 misnumbered 289-312; (8), xxvi, (2), 424, 2 duplicate pages of text have been bound erroneously in the Preface. Bound in full speckled calf, raised bands to spine, richly gilt in compartments, contrasting gilt lettered labels, all edges red, marbled endpapers. Head and tail of spine on Volume 1 slightly chipped, small crack to tail of lower hinge, small repair near head of spine, corners slightly worn, contents of both volumes very clean. 2 very good complete volumes of 4. "A work of enormous value to eighteenth century engineers, dealing with problems involving transport, shipbuilding, waterways, water supply, and ornamental fountains" , See Sotheby's, The Honeyman Collection of Scientific Books and Manuscripts, Volume I, No.269; Brunet, Volume I, 740; Sotheby's The Library of the Earls of Macclesfield, Part 10, page 39, number 3354. MORE IMAGES ATTACHED TO THIS LISTING. POSTAGE AT COST.

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        Meditationes Sinicae, in quibus: I. Consideratur Linguae Philosophicae atque Universalis Natura qualis esse. II. Lingua Sinarum mandarinica, tum in Hieroglyphis, tum in Monosyllabis suis. III. Datur eorumdem Hieroglyphorum, ac Monosyllaborum. IV. Idque omne, progressu a Libris mere Euopaeis (de Sina tamen) ad Libros mere Sinicos, facto

      Paris: Chez Musier [et al.], 1737. Hardcover. Very Good. Folio - over 12 - 15" tall. Folio [33.5 cm x 22 cm]. (4) ff, xxvi, (2) ff, 152 pp, plus large folding chart of vocalized characters. Bound in contemporary velum over boards with gilt title label on spine. One or two signatures significantly toned, pages otherwise clean and fresh. A pleasant and very genuine copy. Scarce first and sole edition of the author's first work: an elaborate treatise on the Chinese [South Mandarin] language, "the second grammar to be published in Europe, preceded only by Bayer's grammatical account [St. Petersburg, 1730]" (Löwendahl). Fourmont's Meditationes Sinicae is also notable as being the first work printed with engraved Chinese type in France. The attractively-printed folio treatise introduces the reader to the Kangxi system of 214 radicals, still in use today as a method of learning Chinese. Fourmont calls this system of forming characters the 'Clavis Sinica', using it as a departure point for his discussion of tones, linguistic ancestry, and even a thorough review of known literature (both European and Chinese) on the Chinese language. The present work is significant in the history of Oriental typography, representing the first use of the petits chinois typeset created at the behest of Louis XIV, the first Chinese type produced in France. "With the support of the Regent, the Duke of Orleans, and of [Jean-Paul] Bignon, Fourmont accomplished the engraving of 80,000 characters for the printing of his [proposed] dictionaries and grammars. This was an ambitious project, since no Chinese engravers were available in Paris. Fourmont had to train French craftsmen, seeing to it that the strokes were scrupulously copied and properly placed for each character. The models were taken from a Chinese dictionary [Pin tse tien / Pin zijian]. The engraving commenced in 1720, and there were seven craftsmen to begin with, the work lasting twenty years in all" (Leung, p. 243). Fourmont (1683-1745) was appointed in 1711 to assist Arcadio Huang, a Chinese Christian convert brought to Paris to promote the learning of Chinese. After Huang's death, Fourmont was placed in charge of the Chinese scholar's papers. Both Fourmont's Meditationes Sinicae and his Grammatica Sinica (1742) are said to draw heavily on Huang's own unpublished work. OCLC shows seven US copies: NYPL, Yale, Newberry, Chicago, Allegheny College (PA), Cornell, and Columbia. * Cordier BS III, 1658-60; Lowendahl 402; cf also Leung, Etienne Fourmont (1683-1745): Oriental and Chinese Languages in Eighteenth-Century France

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        A CURIOUS HERBAL. Part of Volume I

      London, John Nourse, (1737 or 1739).. A small section from the beginning of Volume I containing 47 plates and 24 pages of descriptive text. Folio, 375 x 240 mm, 14¾ x 9½ inches, LACKING ALL PRELIMS AND TITLE PAGE, contains 47 hand coloured engraved plates each depicting 1 plant, numbered 1-7, 9-48, text pages 1-24, describing Plates 1-48, bound in old half calf, marbled boards, raised bands and gilt rules to spine, gilt lettered red morocco label. Boards rubbed with loss of marbled paper, corner pieces worn, hinges starting to crack at top and bottom, top of lower hinge slightly chipped, head and tail of spine very slightly chipped, inner paper hinges cracked, old book seller's label on front pastedown, first page of text slightly foxed and with small pale damp stain to lower margin, 4 tiny ink marks to upper margin of 1 text page, small brown spot in upper margin of 1 text page, showing very faintly in blank area at top of facing plate, 1 text page a little dusty, not affecting facing plate, otherwise contents clean and bright, very faint offsetting to a few plates from the preceding plate. Binding tight and firm. Offered as a collection of 47 hand coloured botanical plates. Elizabeth Blackwell undertook to produce A Curious Herbal in order to raise the money to obtain the release of her husband, imprisoned for debts. She drew and engraved the plates, he assisted with the text which consisted of a brief description of the plant, where it could be found, time of flowering, uses in medicine and names in various languages. The work was first published in 1737-38 in two volumes containing a total of 500 hand coloured plates. The dimensions of our book would indicate that it is taken from either the first edition or an early reissue. See Blanche Henrey, British Botanical and Horticultural Literature before 1800, Volume II, page 230-235 and Volume III, Nos 450, 452 and 453. MORE IMAGES ATTACHED TO THIS LISTING.

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        a. Tulipa lutea strus rubris notatis. b. tulipa lutea maculis rubrntibus

      Phytanthoza Iconographia., 1737-45.. Plate 989 Mezzotint & line engraving. Printed colour, hand finished. Fine condition. Size: 23 x 34 cm. (9 x 13½ inches). Mounted size: 39.5 x 52.5cm. Framed size: 43 x 56 cm One of a stunning collection of tulips, poppies, lilies and sunflowers from Weinmann's Phytanthoza Iconographia. This series was printed in colour and hand finished, and is one of the earliest examples of colour printing. It is also the first published collection to include the work of George Ehret, one of the most important botanical artists of the 18th century.

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        Öffentliche und privat Rechts-Gutachten, und ausgesuchte Erkenntnisse, des bürgerlichen Rechts, nebst vorausgeschickter wissenschaftlicher Zusammenstellung der darin und in den Erkenntnissen dieses Fachs, angewendeten Grundsätze, nach Ordnung der Pandekten. 2 Bde. in einem Band. Leipzig, Weygand 1792. 4°. 2 Bl., 416 S.; 1 Bl., 394 S., mit 1 gest. Titelporträt, Pbd. d. Zt. mit Rsch.

      - ADB XVII, 197f. (zum Verfasser) - Enslin 480.- Erste Ausgabe, selten.- Letztes grosses Zivilrechtslehrbuch des 18. Jahrhunderts, verfasst von dem Professor der Rechte an der Universität Halle, E. C. Westphal (1737-1792). Er erwarb sich Verdienste "um das Quellenstudium und um die Form der Monographie sowie um die Benutzung der deutschen Sprache für solche Arbeiten" (ADB XLII, 198).- Innendeckel mit Exlibris, tls. leicht braunfleckig, Ebd. etw. berieben u. bestoßen. [Attributes: First Edition]

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        Meditationes Sinicae, in quibus: I. Consideratur Linguae Philosophicae atque Universalis Natura qualis esse. II. Lingua Sinarum mandarinica, tum in Hieroglyphis, tum in Monosyllabis suis. III. Datur eorumdem Hieroglyphorum, ac Monosyllaborum. IV. Idque omne, progressu a Libris mere Euopaeis (de Sina tamen) ad Libros mere Sinicos, facto

      Chez Musier et al. Paris: Chez Musier [et al.], 1737. Hardcover. Very Good. Folio - over 12 - 15" tall. Folio [33.5 cm x 22 cm]. (4) ff, xxvi, (2) ff, 152 pp, plus large folding chart of vocalized characters. Bound in contemporary velum over boards with gilt title label on spine. One or two signatures significantly toned, pages otherwise clean and fresh. A pleasant and very genuine copy. Scarce first and sole edition of the author's first work: an elaborate treatise on the Chinese [South Mandarin] language, "the second grammar to be published in Europe, preceded only by Bayer's grammatical account [St. Petersburg, 1730]" (Löwendahl). Fourmont's Meditationes Sinicae is also notable as being the first work printed with engraved Chinese type in France. The attractively-printed folio treatise introduces the reader to the Kangxi system of 214 radicals, still in use today as a method of learning Chinese. Fourmont calls this system of forming characters the 'Clavis Sinica', using it as a departure point for his discussion of tones, linguistic ancestry, and even a thorough review of known literature (both European and Chinese) on the Chinese language.The present work is significant in the history of Oriental typography, representing the first use of the petits chinois typeset created at the behest of Louis XIV, the first Chinese type produced in France. "With the support of the Regent, the Duke of Orleans, and of [Jean-Paul] Bignon, Fourmont accomplished the engraving of 80,000 characters for the printing of his [proposed] dictionaries and grammars. This was an ambitious project, since no Chinese engravers were available in Paris. Fourmont had to train French craftsmen, seeing to it that the strokes were scrupulously copied and properly placed for each character. The models were taken from a Chinese dictionary [Pin tse tien / Pin zijian]. The engraving commenced in 1720, and there were seven craftsmen to begin with, the work lasting twenty years in all" (Leung, p. 243).Fourmont (1683-1745) was appointed in 1711 to assist Arcadio Huang, a Chinese Christian convert brought to Paris to promote the learning of Chinese. After Huang's death, Fourmont was placed in charge of the Chinese scholar's papers. Both Fourmont's Meditationes Sinicae and his Grammatica Sinica (1742) are said to draw heavily on Huang's own unpublished work. OCLC shows seven US copies: NYPL, Yale, Newberry, Chicago, Allegheny College (PA), Cornell, and Columbia.* Cordier BS III, 1658-60; Lowendahl 402; cf also Leung, Etienne Fourmont (1683-1745): Oriental and Chinese Languages in Eighteenth-Century France

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        Critica Botanica in qua nomina plantarum generica, specifica, & variantia examini subjiciuntur, selectiora confirmantur, indigna rejiciuntur... seu Fundamentorum Botanicorum pars iv. Accedit Johannis Browalli de necessitate historiae naturalis discursus.

      Lugduni Batavorum, C. Wishoff, 1737. 8vo (197 x 135mm). pp. (16), 270, (36), (8), (8), 24. Contemporary calf, gilt ornamented spine (a bit rubbed). One of the rarer works of Linnaeus written at the time he was cataloguing Georg Clifford's garden. "An elaboration of the aphorisms 210-314 (must be 324!) of his 'Fundamenta botanica'; it contains for instance an outline of L's ideas on generic nomenclature" (Stafleu & Cowan 4718). "... Linnaeus' immortal 'Critica Botanica' which we may well consider as the first attempt to establish definite rules of Botanical Nomenclature" (Sprague, International rules of Botanical nomencluture...published in Chronica Botanica 12, 1-2). Title page with small tear at lower margin and old owners inscription. Souslby 276; Hulth p. 21.

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        Exercitatio Anatomica de Motu Cordis et Sanguinis in Animalibus. Cui accedunt Exercitationes Duae Anatomicae de Circulatione Sanguinis ad Joannem Riolanum Filium - Exercitationes de Generatione Animalium. Quibus accedunt quaedam De Partu, De Membranis...

      Lugduni Batavorum, apud Johannem van Kerckhem, 1737.2 parti (Pars prima - Pars altera) in un vol. in-4° (205x160mm), pp. (18), 170; (24), 404, (38) di indice bicolonne, (2) bianche; legatura coeva m. pelle e angoli con dorso a nervetti. Tagli rossi a spruzzo. Frontespizi in rosso e in nero con impresa tipografica incisa su rame. 2 tavv. incise su rame f.t. al primo vol. ( (J.d. Groot del.; J.vd Spyk fecit) raffiguranti il sistema circolatorio nelle braccia. Qualche minimale brunitura, piccoli restauri al dorso. Bell'esemplare. Prima edizione collettiva delle due principali opere di Harvey (Folkestone, 1578-Rochampton, 1657), la prima delle quali, l'"Exercitatio Anatomica de Motu Cordis et Sanguinis in Animalibus" (Francoforte, 1628), di capitale importanza nella storia della medicina e della fisiologia, espone per la prima volta la scoperta della circolazione sanguigna, con una rivoluzione, per le scienze mediche, paragonabile solo a quella di Copernico nell'astronomia. L'edizione è curata da Bernard Siegfried Albinus (1697-1770), autore delle monumentali Tabulae sceleti et musculorum corporis humani (1737-'47). Il "De Generatione Animalium", apparso per la prima volta nel 1651 a Londra, rivoluzionò la teoria galenico-aristotelica dello sviluppo dell'embrione. Wellcome, III, 220. Keynes, 46. Waller, 4127.

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        La Verité des Miracles operés par l'intercession de M. de Paris, demontrée contre M. l'Archevêque de Sens. Ouvrage dedié au Roy.

      A Utrecht, Chez les Libraires de la Compagnie, 1737. 1737 In-4° (261x195mm), pp. (8), XXVIII, 32, 63, XXVIII, 79, XXXVIII, 52, XXX, 74, LVI, 56, XXVII, 44, XVIII, 39, XVII, (1), 52, XXVIII, 32, XX, 28, (1) di errata (la paginazione è autonoma per ciascun resoconto miracolos). Legatura coeva p. vitello con triplo ordine di filetti dorati ai piatti. Dorso a 5 nervi decorati in oro con titolo in oro entro tassello e ricchi fregi dorati entro scomparti. Tagli dorati, unghie decorate in oro, sguardie a piuma di pavone. Frontespizio in rosso e in nero con vignetta calcografica. Antiporta incisa su rame con François de Paris in adorazione del Crocifisso e altre 19 tavv. calcografiche f.t. di elegante fattura raffiguranti eventi e guarigioni miracolose, di cui una su doppia pag. rappresentante il pellegrinaggio alla tomba dell'ecclesiastico. Le incisioni sono di Pieter Yver da disegno di Jean Restout. Magnifico esemplare. Seconda edizione, immediatamente posteriore alla prima, di questo resoconto degli eventi prodigiosi operati da François de Paris (Parigi, 1690-ivi, 1727), Diacono della chiesa parigina. Alla sua morte il religioso venne inumato nel cimitero di Saint-Médard e i giansenisti sparsero rapidamente la voce che sul suo sepolcro fossero avvenute delle guarigioni portentose. Tali voci dettero origine anche a fenomeni di isteria convulsiva (che riguardarono anche il fratello di Voltaire, Armand Arouet) e a lunghe processioni sulla tomba dell'ecclesiastico, tali da far decidere al clero parigino di chiudere il cimitero, sui cui muri venne scritto, alcuni giorni dopo, in segno di scherno: "De par le roi, défense à Dieu De faire miracle en ce lieu". Il Montgeron si era recato a Saint-Médard prima della sua chiusura con atteggiamento del tutto scettico, volendo provare la falsità dei miracolo di cui si narrava, ma il suo scetticismo ebbe a decadere; egli divenne un ardente seguace spirituale di François de Paris e scrisse il presente libro proprio per affermare la verità dei miracoli attribuitigli. La prima tiratura, di 5000 copie, era stata impressa a Parigi senza luogo di stampa e senza indicazioni tipografiche, ma tale impressione venne rapidamente sequestrata e in gran parte distrutta in un rogo dinanzi alla Bastiglia. Lo stesso Montgeron per aver osato presentare copia del volume al Re di Francia e al Duca di Orléans venne incarcerato alla Bastiglia e poi a Valence, dove si spense dopo 17 anni di carcerazione nel 1754. Caillet I, 2039. Cohen - De Ricci, 733. Dorbon, 628. Sander, 1392. Rosenthal, BMP, 1591. Lipperheide, Fb 27. Waller, 1783.

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        [[[]]ARCHEOLOGIA[]]. UTRIUSQUE THESAURI ANTIQUITATUM romanarum graecarumque nova supplementa congesta ab Joanne Poleno, volumen primum [[[]]grande marca tipogr. calcogr.[]], Venetiis, Typis Jo. Baptistae Pasquali, M.DCC.XXXVII. Superiorum Permissu. // Id., id., volume secundum, id., id.

      Pasquali Giambattista 1737 solo voll. I e II di 5 OPERA IMPORTANTE E RARA. Brunet, II 1689; Graesse, III 128. Macchie d''umido sul piatto posteriore del vol. I, vecchi timbri di possesso del Collegio di s. Alessandro a Milano sui front., ma volumi perfetti, solidi, pulitissimi e freschi, marginosi e ben stampati su carta pesante; Front. Del vol. I a caratteri rossi e neri, bella marca tipogr. incisa in rame da Pietro Monaco su disegno di Tiepolo, numerose testatine, capilettera, finalini, testo su due colonne, carattere greco e latino.

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        Herrn Obristen von Landsbergs Neue Grund-Risse und Entwürffe Der Kriegs-Bau-Kunst

      Die Plätze zu defendiren und zu attaquiren Vom Auctore selbst erläutert Nebst vielen neuen Grund-Rissen auch saubern Kupffer-Stichen vermehre und ins Geutsche übersetzt. Dresden und Leipzig: Friedrich Hekel 1737. With frontispiece and 21 plates, all copperengraved, and several woodcut vignettes. (30) + 166 + 2 blank pp. Contp., a little worn halfleather. Browning, a few leaves with small wormholes, the first leaves weakly stained.. First German edition, translated from French, published 1730

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        Legend Der Heiligen Petriner: das ist: Lebens=Beschreibung der Jenigen, Welche In dem Ehrwürdigen Petriner, Oder sogenannten Welt=Priester=Stand, Von der ersten Weyhe Bis Auf die höchste Päbstliche Würde Heilig gelebet, mit Herrlichen Wunder=Zeichen geleuchtet, auch umb Christi willen grausame Marter, und den Todt gelitten haben, Auch derentwegen von Der Christ=Catholischen Kirchen als Heilige verehret werden. Auf alle Tag deß gantzen Jahrs, in drey Theil abgetheilt, Auch Mit drey Registern, als I. Deren Heiligen auf alle Tag. 2. Deren Nämen nach dem Alphabet. Und 3. Deren merckwürdigen Sachen versehen. Zusamen getragen durch Adm. Rev. D. Martinus Weissbacher, p. t. Vicarium bey Unser Lieben Frauen Wallfahrt in der Alben, deß Saltzburgischen Decanats Salfelden.

      Philipp, und Martin Veith, Augspurg, und Gratz. MDCCXXXVII [1737] - MDCCXXXIX [1739]. 3 v. legati in uno ([34], 524, [2], 436, [48] p.; [10], 338, 30 p.), 4° (35 cm), piena pelle con dorso a cinque nervi, tassello coi titoli. Martin Weissbacher fu parroco di Alm un paese austriaco nel distretto di Saalfeld nel salisburghese. Morì nel 1742 in età avanzata. Il testo è un ponderoso compendio di vite di Santi. Contiene gli indici dei Santi per ordine alfabetico, per miracoli e per giorno dell?anno. Il testo segue proprio quest?ultima scansione. Un profilo biografico è dedicato a San Vigilio, vescovo e martire, patrono di Trento. Alcuni profili di Santi, soprattutto dei primi tempi cristiani, risentono molto delle ?leggende? della tradizione popolare, tant?é che alcuni Santi vengono descritti come imparentati con Gesù Cristo. Legatura coeva in piena pelle.

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        Bybel der Natuure, of Historie der Insecten.

      Biblia Naturae; sive Historia Insectorum, in classes certas redacta, nec non exemplis, et anatomico variorum animalculorum examine, aeneisque tabulis illustrata ... Accedit praefatio, in qua vitam Auctoris descripsit Hermannus Boerhaave ... Leydae, I. Severinus, B. & P. van der Aa, 1737-1738. 2 volumes. Folio (348 x 230mm). pp. (60), 1-550; pp. (4), 551-910, 124, (36), with 5 titles printed in red and black, 5 engraved title-vignettes and 53 folded engraved plates. Contemporary calf, richly gilt decorated spines in 8 compartments with 2 red gilt lettered labels, frontcovers with gilt coat of arms with monogram N.G (small repair to head of spine of the second volume). "The Biblia Naturae is the finest collection of microscopical observations ever produced by one worker ... The book is consulted by naturalists to this day. Some of the figures have never been excelled ..." (Singer). The scarce original edition with Latin and Dutch text printed in double columns. "Despite a scientific career that lasted only a dozen years, Swammerdam was one of the oustanding comparative anatomists of the seventeenth century. His most remarkable work was in the field of insect anatomy, which he undertook in order to disprove still-current Aristotelian notions (which he opposed upon religious grounds) that insects lack internal anatomy, develop by metamorphosis (sudden and complete transformation) and arise from spontaneous generation. By refining his techniques of microdissection and injection to the point where he could use them on the smallest and most delicate anatomical parts, Swammerdam was able to illustrate for the first time the complex internal structures of insects, including their reproductive organs; and to demonstrate the gradual development of an insect's adult form throughout all its larval stages. These observations are 'indubitable the foundation of our modern knowledge of the structure, metamorphosis and classification of insects' (Cole, p. 285). In addition Swammerdam performed valuable investigations of crustaceans, mollusks and frogs, and was the first to prove experimentally that muscles do not increase in bulk when contracted via nerve stimulation. "The 'Biblia naturae', Swammerdam's major work, was published fifty-five years after his death by Hermann Boerhave ... the fifty-three copperplates were prepared under Swammerdam's direction from his own drawings" (Haskell F. Norman Library of Science & Medicine, 2037). A number of plates depict molluscs, frogs and crustaceans. A beautifully bound and well preserved copy. Nissen ZBI, 4055.

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        OLD MOTHER GRIM'S TALES, Found in an old Manuscript, dated 1527. Never before published. Decade I.

      xii, 88 pages. Bound in relatively recent full plain, untitled calf. Octavo. First edition. Some marking and light soiling throughout; title-page loosening at joint; else very good. These ten tales were written for the amusement of his fellow Jacobites by William Meston whilst in hiding after the first Rebellion of 1715. A volume of his collected works, including Old Mother Grim's Tales, was published in Edinburgh in1767.

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        The Practical Farrier.... Bound with The Gentlemans Pocket-Farrier

      London: T Longman and T Astley, 1737 or Full Instructions for Country Gentlemen, farmers, garziers, farriers, carriers, sportsmen etc containing rules for breeding and training up of colts; a very curious collection of well experienced observations and upwards of two hundred practical receipts, for the cure of all common distempers to horses, oxen, cows, calves, sheep, lamb hogs and dogs.... In full contemporary brown leather covers, worn with 3 small stains, blind tooling top and bottom, edges and corners bumped. Spine has raised bands and there is a one inch split to the joint at the top, edges worn slightly. Internally there is an ink scrawl to front pastedown and a tiny worm hole which become 3 tiny holes as the book progresses, ink name to head of titlepage, small paper loss at head. 96 pp, (4). BOUND WITH The Gentleman's Pocket-Farrier with large additions and remarks by Dr Henry Bracken of Lancaster. Third edition London by J Clarke.... 173?(5) (eaten by the worm!), ink name at head of tp, (13), 78 pp, (5), very small worm hole 3 or 4 to the bottom of the page, old ink note in Welsh at end, ESTC states that in fact it was written by Captain William Burdon and that Bracken's remarks occur in footnotes. A very scarce and desirable pair of titles. (ESTC T209576) & (ESTC N2440 for Bracken - Burdon)

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        MARMORA PISAURENSIA NOTIS ILLUSTRATA.

      EX TYPOGRAPHIA NICOLAI GAVELLI 1737 Legatura originale in piena pergamena ; titolo manoscritto al dorso; tagli blu, sbiaditi. Al verso della carta di guardia anteriore antica firma di possesso cassata. XII - 74 - 224 pagine numerate, compreso il frontespizio con caratteri rossi e neri, decorato con vignetta incisa su matrice di rame, rappresentante una scena di pigiatura dell'uva. Testo in lingua latina (con alcuni caratteri impressi con inchiostro rosso). Capilettera decorati e fregi tipografici impressi a silografia. Nel testo, numerose illustrazioni riproducenti epigrafi, lapidi e rilievi nonchè altri manufatti quali lucerne, impressi per la maggior parte a silografia e, per alcune raffigurazioni più dettagliate ed elaborate, all'acquaforte su matrice di rame; la maggior parte di tali figure (con numerazione progressiva da I a CLXXXIII) sono comprese fra le pagine 1-73. Una tavola fuori testo (collocata fra le pp. 94 e 95) incisa all'acquaforte su matrice di rame da C. Magalli su disegno di Casini, rappresentante una statua bronzea di un giovane ignudo, scoperta a Pesaro nel 1530. Il pregevole volume, in edizione originale, è una monografia riccamente illustrata, riguardante le epigrafi e i rilievi rinvenuti nella città di Pesaro. E' la pubblicazione più nota di A. Olivieri degli Abati, archeologo e bibliofilo, fondatore della Biblioteca Oliveriana di Pesaro (1878). Esemplare in buono stato conservativo; interno con piccole, diffuse fioriture, dalla contenuta brunitura ad alcune carte, più marcata a poche di esse; modesta lacerazione, richiusa da antica mano senza perdite, al margine bianco superiore di pag. 199 Cfr. CICOGNARA L., "Catalogo ragionato dei libri d'arte e d'antichità posseduti dal conte Cicognara", Pisa 1821, vol. II, p. 103 num. 3139; LOZZI C., "Biblioteca istorica della antica e nuova Italia [...]", Bologna 1963, vol. II, p. 39 num. 3514. Libro

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        Bybel der natuure door Jan Swammerdam, Amsteldammer, of, Historie der insecten tot zeekere zoorten gebracht: door voorbeelden, ontleedkundige onderzoekingen van veelerhande kleine gediertens, als ook door kunstige kopere plaaten opgeheldert: verrykt met ontelbaare waarnemingen van nooit ontdekte zeldzaamheden in de natuur / alles in de Hollandsche, des auteurs moedertaale, beschreven ; hier by komt een voorreeden, waar in het leven van den auteur beschreven is door Herman Boerhaave ; de Latynsche overzetting heeft bezorgt Hieronimus David Gaubius. ( 2Bde., compl.). Biblia Naturae; sive Historia Insectorum, in classes certas redacta, nec non exemplis, et anatomico variorum animalculorum examine, aeneisque tabulis illustrata ... Accedit praefatio, in qua vitam Auctoris descripsit Hermannus Boerhaave ....

      2°, 4 Titelbl. in rot u. schwarz m. je einer Kupfervignette, 29 Bl., 1-550 S., 1 Bl.; 2 Bl., 551-910 S., 18 Bl. (Index), 124 S. (Erklärungen zu den Tafeln.), 53 Kupfertaf., Neuere, schlichte HLwd-Bde., Deckel min. berieben, minimal stockfleckig, eine Taf., m.kleinem Loch ausserhalb des Kupferstiches. Paginierungsfehler S. 85/86; Zwischentitel S. 362-368feht. ansonsten schönes Exemplar. Der niederl. und lateinische Text zweispältig gedruckt. Jan Swammerdam (1637-1680), niederländischer Naturforscher und gilt als Begründer der Präformationslehre (Evolutionslehre). 1658 beschrieb er als erster Mensch die von ihm unter dem Mikroskop entdeckten roten Blutkörperchen. Ab 1661 nahm er ein Medizin-Studium an der Universität Leiden auf, ging 1664 nach Paris, kehrte ein Jahr später zurück nach Leiden und Amsterdam und wurde 1667 zum Dr. med. promoviert. 1675 veröffenltichte er seine Abhandlungen zur Naturgeschichte der Insekten. Er erkannte, dass die Königin das einzige fortpflanzungsfähige Weibchen des Bienenvolkes ist und stellte fest, dass die Metamorphose der Insekten nichts anderes ist als Entfaltung und Wachstum bereits vorhandener Anlagen. Weitere wichtige Studien befassen sich mit dem Lebenszyklus der Frösche und mit dem Bau der weiblichen Geschlechtsorgane des Menschen. "The Biblia Naturae is the finest collection of microscopical observations ever produced by one worker ... The book is consulted by naturalists to this day. Some of the figures have never been excelled ..." (Singer). The scarce original edition with Latin and Dutch text printed in double columns. "Despite a scientific career that lasted only a dozen years, Swammerdam was one of the oustanding comparative anatomists of the seventeenth century. His most remarkable work was in the field of insect anatomy, which he undertook in order to disprove still-current Aristotelian notions (which he opposed upon religious grounds) that insects lack internal anatomy, develop by metamorphosis (sudden and complete transformation) and arise from spontaneous generation. By refining his techniques of microdissection and injection to the point where he could use them on the smallest and most delicate anatomical parts, Swammerdam was able to illustrate for the first time the complex internal structures of insects, including their reproductive organs; and to demonstrate the gradual development of an insect's adult form throughout all its larval stages. These observations are 'indubitable the foundation of our modern knowledge of the structure, metamorphosis and classification of insects' (Cole, p. 285). In addition Swammerdam performed valuable investigations of crustaceans, mollusks and frogs, and was the first to prove experimentally that muscles do not increase in bulk when contracted via nerve stimulation. "The 'Biblia naturae', Swammerdam's major work, was published fifty-five years after his death by Hermann Boerhave ... the fifty-three copperplates were prepared under Swammerdam's direction from his own drawings" (Haskell F. Norman Library of Science & Medicine, 2037)

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        Quaestionum medico-legalium, tomi tres. Editio prima Veneta, Lugdunensi & Noribergensi, quae passim foedis scatebant erribus, multo emendatior. Accedunt Interpolationes, & Auctaria ex novis Inventis & Observationibus Recentiorum Auctorum, cura Joannis Danielis Horstii. Opus omnibus medicinae et juris utriusque peritis.

      3 Bände. Folio. (8 Bl.), 404 S. - 371 S. - (8 Bl.), 404 S. Schöne Halblederbände im Stil der Zeit mit Rückenschild und Rückenvergoldung. Unbeschnitten. 3 Bände. Das Werk dieses "klassischen Schriftstellers über gerichtliche Medizin" (Gurlt) dokumentiert Haeser II, 1081 zufolge einen entschiedenen Fortschritt in der gerichtlichen Medizin, vor allem gegenüber den Anfängen dieser Disziplin wie z. B. den Schriften des Fortunato Fidele und der Bamberger peinlichen Gerichtsordnung. - Hirsch/H. V, 1020/21; Gurlt II, 572-575 (ausführlich); Garrison/Morton 1720 zur Ausg. 1621-61: "Zacchias, a Papal physician, was one of the founders of medical jurisprudence. His treatise includes information concerning injuries of the eye, etc., and contains section on the medico-legal aspects of insanity." - Zacchia (1584-1659), war seit 1644 Leibarzt der Päpste Innocenz X. und Alexander VII. und Protomedicus des Kirchenstaates. "Er war ein außerordentlich gelehrter, in allen Zweigen des Wissens wohl erfahrener Mann, auch poetisch begabt, literarisch gewandt und selbst ein geschickter Maler und tüchtiger Kenner der Musik. Für die Medicin hat er die Bedeutung, dass er als der eigentliche Begründer der gerichtlichen Medicin anzusehen ist; in dieser Hinsicht ist sein Amt als Consulent der Rota Romana, des Obersten Gerichtshofes des Kirchenstaates, von besonderem Wert" (H.H.). - "Giustamente affermano tutti gli storici della medicina che il merito di aver dato origine a questa brance della scienza medica va ascritto incontestabilmente all'Italia: sono medici italiani del '600 e del '700, scrive il Sudhoff, ai quali spetta il vanto di aver dato per i primi forma sistematica e sintetica alla medicina legale e di averne fatto una disciplina a sé. Zacchia fuun uomo di vastissimo sapere, medico di Papa Innocenze X, il quale gli affido i piu delicati incharichi relativi alla pubblica salute e quindi lo chiamo a dirigere il servizio sanitario dello Stato Pontificio" (Castiglioni, Storia della medicina, 487). - Sehr gut erhalten und nur vereinzelt gering fleckig.

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        Iere Vue de Livourne.

      Primo '800. Incisione in rame all'acquaforte, b/n, cm 35 x 48,5 (alla lastra) pi? ampi margini. Da un dipinto dell'Hackert (Prezlau, 1737 - Firenze, 1807) del 1778, e incisa dal Duncker (Strauslund 1746 - Berna , 1807), bella veduta di invenzione che raffigura una parte della citt? di Livorno ripresa da una zona limitrofa e agreste. Scena animata da numerose figure di popolani all'ombra di un albero, animali e buoi al giogo; la fortezza vecchia con uno scorcio prospettico che include numerose architetture, si profila sulla sinistra, le imbarcazioni in lontananza sono disposte in modo parallelo. Buon esemplare in margini.

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        Insulæ Danicæ, in Mari Balthico sitæ,...

      Hand-coloured engraved map. Nürnberg ca. 1737. 49,5 x 57,7 cm.. The map has a very detailed cartouche at the bottom right

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        Pufendorf.

      GUNDLING, Nicolaus Hierononymus. D. Nicol Hieron. Gundlings academischer Discours über des Freyherrn Samuel von Pufendorffs Einleitung zu der Historie der vornehmsten Reiche und Staaten, so jetziger Zeit in Europa sich befinden. Aus richtigen und unverfälschten MSCtis ans Licht gestellet. Frankfurt, Frantz Varrentrapp, 1737. 4to. (8),+ 572,+ (36) pp. Some foxing. Light dampstain in margin until and including p 24. Stain in top margin pp 23-6 and 49-50, light stains pp. 543-4. Tears in last leaf, without loss of text. Worn contemporary sprinkled paper boards, hand-written paper label on spine, all edges sprinkled. Older scrolling (profile of head) on rear board inside. Publ. posthumously. Nicolaus Hieronymus Gundling (1671-1729), German historian. Pufendorf's "Einleitung..." was published in a Swedish translation in 1680, the first German edition not until two yeras later. A sequel, "Continuirte Einleitung..." was published in 1686. In its time it was considered a superior work in its field

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        Themis cimbrica, sive cimbrorum et vicinarum gentium antiqvissima institutis commentarius.

      Hamburg, Koenigiana, 1737. 4:o. (16),+ 272,+ (18) s. Grav. titel- och slutvinjett. Lätta småfläckar och små fuktstänk. Nött samtida skinnband, rikt guldornerad rygg med titeletikett av pergament, pärmarna med spegeldekor, stänksnitt. Trasig i främre fals nedtill och i övre kapitäl. Ur Ericsbergs bibliotek. Bibl. danica I, sp. 626. Fiske 23. Warmholtz 1308. Juristen och historikern P. F. Arpes (1682-1740) sista bok, en kritisk genomgång av källorna till folkvandringsfolkens ursprung och vandringar, liksom om deras samhällsliv, rättsväsen etc. Han ställer sig, till Warmholtz stora förtret, kritisk till flera folks förmenta nordiska ursprung. Kraftiga anmärkningar emot Arpe, och speciellt emot de här framförda "orättmätiga omdömen" (enligt Warmholtz) rörande de skånska antikviteterna, framfördes av Jonas Floraeus i ett bihang till dennes "Antiquitatis scanicae", från 1743, kallat Anti-Arpiana. Att boken finns med i Bibliotheca danica beror på att den anses behandla äldre dansk rätt. Arpe studerade även några år i Köpenhamn

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        CLAVIS DIPLOMATICA

      1737. 2. ABC. (EARLY LATIN) CLAVIS DIPLOMATICA Tradens Specimina Veterum Scripturarum, Nimirum Alphabeta Varia, Compendia Scribendi Medii Aevi, Notariorum Veterum Signa Nonnulla Curiosa, Una Cum Alphabeto Instrumenti Et Abbreviaturis, Singula Tabulis Aeneis Exhibita: Qvibus Praemittuntur Introductiones Necessariae, Subiiciuntur Scriptores Rei Diplomaticae Aliaqve Ad Lectionem Et Intelligentiam Veterum Codicum, Chartarum Et Diplomatum Facientia, Variis Annotationibus Historico-Literariis Hinc Inde Additis studio et opera Danielis Eberhardi Baringii. Hanoverae: Symptibus B. Nic Fusteri et filii, 1737. 4to, marbled boards, rebacked with later spine and enpapers, few minor edge tears, VG. Illustrated with 3 groups of plates, several fold-out and many with illustrations. "Alphabeta varia..." (Tabula alphabetica I-VI); "Compendia" scribendi medii aev (plates 1-8); "Notariorum veterum signa" (8 pl., not numbered).

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        Ulfeldt.

      (PAULLI, Jacob Henrik.) Corfitz Ulfelds listige practicker. (Köpenhamn, 1737.) 8:o. (24) s. Fläckar och fuktränder, enstaka understrykningar med bläck och sista sidan mörknad. Titelbladet i prydlig äldre handskrift. Insatt i senare marmorerat omslag, detta sedan insatt i gammal och ganska nött halvfransk pärm. Ur Ericsbergs bibliotek. Bibl. danica III, sp. 1537. Ehrencron-Müller s. 44. Den danska utgåvan finns både med 28 blad och som här med 12 blad. Den utkom först på latin, "Machinationes Cornificii Ulefeldii". Mycket ovanlig, närmast en folkskrift om landsförrädaren Ulfeldt. Författaren Jacob Henrik Paulli von Rosenschild (1637-1704) var dansk lärd, historiker och diplomat. Han blev utnämnd till professor i historia och 1668 kunglig historiograf. Han slog sig därpå in på den diplomatiska banan och 1669 blev han istället legationssekreterare i Holland. 1698 blev han justiteråd och adlades von Rosenschild. Denna lilla skrift om Corfitz Ulfeldt verkar vara det enda historiska arbete han skrev. Ingen upplaga verkar dock ha tryckts under hans livstid

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        ex fide digis auctoribus & MSS: Patriæ monumentis deductus.

      (Stockholm, Joh. L. Horrn, 1737.) Folio. 19 s. Lagerfläckig. Sammanbunden med: VERELIUS, Olof. Olai Vereli notæ in epistolam defensiorum clariss. viri dn. Johannis Schefferi Argentoratensis de situ et vocabulo Upsaliæ Anno MDCLXXVII, mense julio scriptae & per professores binos ipsi oblata. Uppsala, Henricus Curio, 1681. Folio. (2),+ 19,+ (1) s. Med en träsnittsillustation föreställande Uppsala. Sammanbunden med: PERINGSKIÖLD, Johann (utg.) Historia Hialmari regis Biarmlandiæ atque Thulemarkiæ, ex fragmento runici ms.ti literis recentioribus descripta, cum gemini versione Johannis Peringskioldi. (Stockholm, Enaeus (?), 1700 eller 1701.) Folio. (43) s. Tryckt i svart och rött. Tryckt på tjockare papper. Enstaka småfläckar och fuktstänk. Med bladpaginering i bläck i övre hörn. Något nött pappband från mitten av 1800-talet, med brun skinnimiterande rygg och marmorerade pärmar. Ur Ericsbergs bibliotek, med Carl Jedvard Bondes exlibris. Collijn sp. 961. Warmholtz 6511, 350 resp. 2563. Fiske, Runic literature s. 31. Carlander III, 564ff. Riksrådet Gustaf Bondes ättelängder, som består av fem tabeller, trycktes som inledning till Björners "Nordiska kämpadater". De återfinns dock emellanåt separat. Sista tabellen slutar dock med kustod till fortsättningen "Norriges upfindelse". Warmholtz fann dem värda all heder. Verelius "Notae" behandlar Uppsala tempel läge och ålder. Verelius skrev detta inlägg i striden mot Schefferus ursprungligen 1677, men det drabbades då av De la Gardies förbud och kunde inte ges ut. Verelius är här så arg att han uttrycker sig närmast ärekränkande och, trots att Schefferus vid utgivandet 1681 varit död i redan två år, drogs det omedelbart in genom ett upprört kungligt brev och nästan alla exemplar konfiskerades. En stor del av den resterande upplagan gick sedan förlorad vid Uppsala brand 1702. "Historia Hialmari" är andra utgåvan av Lucas Halpaps berömda falsarium av en "Hjálmers saga". Den publicerades först som dissertation under Johannes Bilberg 1690. Peringskiöld, upprymd av det fantastiska fyndet, ombesörjde denna nyutgåva med runskriften avritad i träsnitt jämte fornnordisk, latinsk och svensk uttolkning. Den publicerades sedan återigen 1705 i Hickes stora Theasurus. Falsariet avslöjades 1774 av C. G. Nordin, men blev ändå 1797 översatt till franska av Ch. Pougens i dennes "Essai sur les antiquités du Nord"

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        Dominia Anglorum in praecipuis Insulis Americae

      Unknown, 1737 (circa). Large engraved map with compartments showing detailed island maps of Antigua, Barbados, Bermuda, Jamaica and St Christopher. Text in Latin and German. Hand coloured outline. Very fine. 22 x 19.5in

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        Nordiska Kämpa Dater, I en Sagoflock samlade Om forna Kongar och Hjältar. För hwilken, förutan et ständigt Ättartahl På alla befintliga Swenska Kongar och Drottningar, Äfwen Et Företal finnes, Angående orsaken til detta wärk, Göta språkets förmån, gamla sakers nögje, Sagors trowärdighet och de här trycktas tidatahl, jämte förteckning på dem, som tilförende warit tryckte &c. Volumen historicum, Continens Variorum in orbe Hyperboreo Antiquo regum, heroum Et pugilum Res præclare & mirabiliter gestas. Accessit, praeter conspectum genealogicum Svethicorum regum et reginarum Accuratissimum, Etiam praefatio De Caussis editi hujus Operis, Linguae Gothicae praerogativa, rerum antiquarum jucunditate...

      Joh. L. Horrn, Stockholm 1737. Folio. (8)+36+19+(1)+16+18+(1)+(1)+8+139+(1)+44+42 (p. 27-42 fejlpaginerede)+19+(1)+30+57+(1)+59+(1)+39+(1)+115+(1)+65 (p- 63-64 fejlpaginerede)+(1)+35+(1)+34+(1)+(1)+29 sider. Errata-listen (2 sider) mangler. Indbundet i et smukt helbind af marmoreret kalveskind fra c. 1850 med rygforgyldning. Gl. initialer på titelbladet. Et par sider med gl. randnoter. Et præsentabelt og gennemgående rent eksemplar.. Fiske, p. 424. Warmholtz 2604. Parallel tekst på islandsk og svensk. Erik Julius Björners (1696-1750) hovedværk med oversættelser af kendte og mindre kendte islandske og andre norrøne sagaer til svensk. Inden for den såkaldte göticisme (svensk-chauvinistisk historieskrivning) tillagdes de islandske og norske sagaer enorm værdi som kilder til forne dages svensk storhed. ** Det meget sjældne førstetryk med den originale, supprimerede fortale. På side 7 i fortalen, som Björner ikke havde ladet underkaste censur, henviser han til den tyske oldforsker Caspar Sagittarius. Dennes ytringer kunne, hvis man absolut ville, opfattes som en skjult kritik af en af fløjene i den svenske Riksdag, der styrede landet i Frihetstiden efter den karolinske enevældes fald i 1718-19. Derfor blev det meste af oplaget beslaglagt, og Björner måtte udfærdige et nyt b-ark uden politisk brisans. Det nytrykte ark var først klar i begyndelsen af 1738, men bogen udsendtes alligevel med sit oprindelige trykkeår

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        Mousaiou tou Grammatikou Ta kath Hero kai Leandron. Musaei grammatici De Herone et Leandro carmen

      Theodorum Haak, Leiden, 1737. Hardcover (Full Leather). Very Good Condition. Full early leather with raised bands and a red morocco lettering piece. An attractively printed Greek/Latin edition of the classic poem by the Byzantine poet Musaeus. Marlowe began a sweeping version of Hero and Leander but left it incomplete upon his death and it was finished by Chapman. Greek text with facing Latin translation and notes in Latin. Minor foxing throughout, lovely frontis engraving. [44], 101, [26]pp. Size: Octavo (8vo). Text is clean and unmarked. Previous owner's inscription in ink, neat. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: Under 1 kilo. Category: Literature & Literary; Antiquarian & Rare. Inventory No: 041016. .

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        C. Valerius Catullus Veronensis;

      1737. The Best Edition of Catullus Yet Published"The Rare Veronese Gold Medal WinnerCATULLUS, C. Valerius. VOLPI, Gian Antonio (editor). C. Valerius Catullus Veronensis et in eum Jo: Antonii Vulpii Eloquentiae Professoris in Gymnasio Patavino Novus Commentarius Locupletissimus. Patavii [Padua]: Josephus Cominus, 1737. First separate Volpi edition, originally issued collectively with Albius Tibullus E.R., and Sex. Aurelius Propertius (1710), here with material not found in that earlier edition. Quarto (10 5/8 x 7 1/2 in; 270 x 189 mm). xl, 608, [1, errata], [1, colophon], [2, blank] pp. Title page engraving. Head- tailpieces. Historiated initial. Includes Vopi's essay, De Metris Catulli, commentary, bibliographical references and index.Contemporary full vellum. Calf spine label. All edges dappled in red and yellow. Stab-stitch holes manifest. Text block crisp and clean. A remarkable copy of a scarce book, here in its fine original eighteenth century vellum binding with decorated edges.No copies have come to auction within the last thirty-six years."'This is in every respect,' says Dr. Harwood, 'the best edition of Catullus yet published; the text is exhibited in a more correct manner, and the notes of Vulpius are very valuable.' According to Ernesti and Harles, the notes of Vulpius are not so much in emendation of the text, as in illustration of the poet by selecting parallel passages from ancient and modern writers" (Dibdin I, p. 245)."Gian Antonio Volpi, born at Padua in 1686, studied in his native town and became a good Latin and Greek scholar. In 1717 he and his brother Gaetano Volpi established a printing press in their house for the purpose of bring out correct editions of classic authors, and they engaged for their assistant the printer Giuseppi Comino. This press - known by the name Volpi-Cominiana, produced among others a valuable edition of Catullus with copious notes. The edition was much commended by scholars, and the city of Verona struck a gold medal, which was presented to Volpi" (Long, George. The Supplement to the Penny Cyclopedia of the Society for the Diffusion of Useful Knowledge, p. 699.For many years professor of philosophy and rhetoric at University of Padua, Volpi went blind in his old age and died in 1766.

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        C. Valerius Catullus Veronensis; et in eum Jo: Antonii Vulpii eloquentiae professoris in gymnasio Patavino novus commentarius locupletissimus

      Josephus Cominus, Padua, 1737. Hardcover (Vellum). Very Good Condition. Contemporary vellum, light discoloration, small repair to the front board, spine label chipped. Small spot of bio-predation on the bottom edge affecting a few dozen pages, but otherwise quite clean and unmarked internally. Attractively gilt page edges. Volpi's is considered the finest scholary edition of Catullus in the 18th century. Size: Quarto (4to). Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: 2-3 kilos. Category: Poetry; Literature & Literary. Inventory No: 042394. .

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        Horrn, 1737. 8:o.

      XVI,528,527-918,(24) s. Titelbladet tryckt i rött och svart. Nött samtida hfrbd med upphöjda bind och mörkbrunt titelfält med knappt urskiljbar guldpräglad titeltext. Ryggskinnet delvis bortnött upptill och ryggen allmänt flammig. Pärmpappret fläckvis bortnött. Solkfläckar i yttermarginalen på s. 75-82 och mindre fuktfläckar i övre marginalen på s. 251-56 och sporadiskt därefter. Ett tumavtryck i nedre marginalen på s. 385 och några solkfläckar på s. 410-14, 566-70 och 813-15. Småfläckar med bokstavsförluster på s. 458. Nedre hörnet bortrivet på s. 595. Med en gammal signatur och Axel Mothanders namnteckning. Ett hyggligt exemplar av en ofta sönderbläddrad bok.. Klingberg Barn- och ungdomslitteratur utgiven i Sverige 1737:1. Översatt av Peter Bliberg. Det tyska originalet "Neue acerra philologica" utkom 1715-18. Arbetet innehåller sedelärande berättelser avsedda för barn och ungdom hämtade i huvudsak från antika författare. Även en del medeltida och nära samtida historier återfinns här, t.ex. en historia om den grymme Dracula (den första på svenska?), en lika grym historia om "den förstockade juden", samt en om "det stockholmiska spöket". Den sistnämnda är en berättelse om en slaktare som förälskar sig i sin piga och för att kunna gifta sig med henne klyver sin hustrus huvud med en slaktbila! I arbetet ingår även en rad fabelartade beskrivningar av djur och växter

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        A Dissertation Concerning the Present State of the High Roads of England, Especially of those near London. Wherein is propos'd A New Method of Repairing and Maintaining them. Read before the Royal Society the Twenty-Seventh Day of January and the Third Day of February, 1736-7.

      London, Gilliver and Clarke, 1737. 8vo. Near contemporary half calf with gilt title label. (16),62,(2) pp. and 8 engraved plates (1 folding). 4cm tear to bottom of title page - proffesionally repaired with no loss. A fine clean copy.. First edition. Phillips recognized that a layer of gravel, if resting on a well-drained dry sole would be beaten by the traffic into a firm road surface. He was thus the pioneer in the development of the Macadam method. The present work is described in Gregory: The Story of the Road, p.207-211. Very uncommon

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        C. VALERIUS CATULLUS VERONENSIS; ET IN EUM JO: ANTONII VULPII... NOVUS COMMENTARIUS LOCUPLETISSIMUS.

      In-4 p. (mm. 282x208), p. pergam. coeva (antichi restauri per manc.), tit. oro su tassello al dorso, pp.num. XL,608, cc.nn. 2 (l?ultima bianca); note su due colonne, marca tipografica al frontesp. con tit. in rosso e nero; al verso della penultima c. l?arma Volpi e la data. Precedono il testo: la dedica del Volpi alla città di Verona, la prefaz., la vita di Catullo, le testimonianze, una diatriba intorno ai metri catulliani, alcuni endecasillabi latini di Ercole Francesco Dandini al Volpi. In fine 3 indici. Cfr. Brunet,II,1680 - Graesse,II,87 - Salimbeni ?Trecento opere della Tip. Volpi-Cominiana?,78 che cita Fontanini: ?E? già nota ai bibliofili la celebrità di questa pregiatissima edizione.. Il testo è correttissimo, e le note sommamente dotte.. Le osservazioni intorno alla mitologia, alle romane antichità, alla poesia, all?arte metrica, e la eleganza dell?edizione, come hanno reso il vol. raro e prezioso, così hanno confermata nel pubblico.. la vasta erudizione dell?editore?. Firma ms. al frontesp., altrim. esemplare ben conservato.

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        The Compleat Housewife: Or, Accomplish'd Gentlewoman's Companion: Being a Collection of upwards of Six Hundred of the most approved Receipts

      London: J. and J. Pemberton, 1737. Hardcover. Fine. 8vo. (xviii),354,xv,(3). "The EIGHTH EDITION, with very large Additions not in any of the former Impre??ions." Contemporary polished calf sides, sometime nicely rebacked in matching calf, the spine in six compartments with raised bands, gilt; red leather lettering label, gilt. Original endpapers retained. Complete with the engraved frontispiece and six engraved folding plates. And with the armorial bookplate of the Honorable George Baille, Esq., "one of the Lords of the Treasury". A fine copy with only a trace of wear and soil. Oxford, p. 60, which lists the first edition as 1727.

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        LE GRAND DICTIONNAIRE GEOGRAPHIQUE ET CRITIQUE.

      In-4 gr.,10 voll., mz. pelle coeva (spacchi al dorso di 6 voll. e piccola manc. a un bordo), tagli rossi, marca tipograf. ai front., ornato da elaborate testate e finali inc. su legno (ad ogni lettera alfabetica). Quest'opera è considerata il primo vero dizionario geografico, modernamente inteso. Nella vasta produzione del francese La Martinière (1662-1746) "géographe de sa Majesté Catholique Philippe V, Roi des Espagnes et des Indes", questa è certamente la sua opera principale e su cui si fonda tutta la sua reputazione; fu pubblicata per la prima volta all'Aja nel 1726 in 10 voll. e più volte ristampata. Cfr. Brunet,III,786 - Graesse,IV,83. Esempl. con alone al marg. int. bianco solo su alc. cc. di 5 voll. altrim. ben conservato. .

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        Le grand dictionnaire geographique et critique... a venise, chez j.b. pasquali, 1737-1741.

      Dieci parti legati legati in 8 volumi in-folio (cm. 35,5), pp. oltre 6.000 complessive. Frontespizi in rosso e nero con grande vignetta centrale in xilografia. Solida legatura coeva in piena pergamena rigida, dorsi a piccoli nervi con titoli in oro su tasselli. Tagli rossi. Esemplare genuino e ben conservato. Da segnalare due difetti: Manca la copertura in pergamena dei piatti del primo volume e sono state asportate le prime 16 pagine dll'ottavo volume. Opera interessante e non comune che rappresenta il primo tentativo di ridurre la geografia mondiale ad una catalogazione enciclopedica. Ogni località conosciuta è minuziosamente descritta secondo le conoscenze del tempo. L'autore fu geografo reale e, nella sua vasta produzione letteraria, la presente opera viene segnalata come il suo maggiore contributo scientifico alla cultura settecentesca. Cfr. Brunet III,786; Graesse IV,83.

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        QUINTI [QVINTI] HORATII FLACCI OPERA (2 Volumes, Complete)

      London: John Pine [Iohannes Pine], 1737. First Edition Thus. Full Leather. Octavo. A remarkable edition, printed entirely from engraved copper plates -- text, initials, vignettes, portraits, etc John Pine (1690-1756) was one the ablest of England';s engravers during the 18th century. Numerous handsome vignettes, initials, head- and tail-pieces accompany the text. Pine is considered by some historians to have bee the first Black man made a mason in England. He was a member of the masonic lodge at Globe Tavern in 1725 (where his name was spelled ‘Pyne';) and we know that "Bro. John Pine engraved the annual List of Lodges from 1725 to 1741. Volume I published 1733; Volume II published 1737. Full brown leather with gilt trim around edges. Both volumes rebound with original spine labels. Digital pictures of the 2 volume set available upon request; Previous Owner Bookplate; No Marking in Texts. In later full brown morocco with raised bands and early spine labels. Very Good binding.

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