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        Nouvel Atlas De La Chine, De La Tartarie Chinoise, Et Du Tibet: Contenant ... Coree

      The Hague, 1737. Hardcover. Very Good. Folio - over 12 - 15" tall. Folio.12 pp., 42 maps. Original marble-papered boards, moderate wear; text lightly toned, occasional, light stains to maps, still excellent overall. First edition of "the principal cartographic authority on China during the 18th century" (Tooley) by the celebrated French cartographer, Jean Baptiste Bourguignon d'Anville (1697-1782). It was the second, major atlas of China produced in Europe following the Martini /Blaeu Novus Atlas Sinensis (1655). Through its unique combination of western and Chinese surveys it brought the mapping of China to a new level of accuracy and detail. New surveys by Jesuit missionaries were begun in China in 1708 and on completion in 1718 were presented to the emperor, Kang-hi, who ordered further surveys. The resulting final, improved surveys were the actual models for the maps in this atlas.The atlas also includes one of the only, early, separate maps of Korea. In addition, a group of 10 maps relating to Tibet constitute the first detailed Western mapping of that area. The final map in the work shows the area of Bering's overland journey through northern Russia and also includes, according to Lada-Mocarski, "the first printed configuration of any part of Alaska, namely St. Lawrence Island."The cartouches of the maps of China in the atlas are quite elaborately pictorial, which is unusual for this period of French mapmaking. They depict scenes, artifacts, flora and fauna relating to China. They also display an interesting cultural cross fertilization: While they are still clearly Western in style, they do possess some of the delicacy of Chinese art. As a kind of reference to this, the cartouche of the map of today's Guangdong Province ("Quang-Tong") depicts a Western merchant admiring Chinese paintings in a marketplace.Tooley, Maps and Mapmakers, p.107; Lada-Mocarski, Bibliography of Books on Alaska, no.2, Phillips, Atlases 3189.

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        Papaver hortense cristaltum flore carneo

      Phytanthoza Iconographia., 1737-45.. 793. Mezzotint & line engraving. Printed colour, hand finished. Fine condition Size: 23 x 34 cm. (9 x 13½ inches). Mounted size 40 x 53cm. One of a stunning collection of botanicals by Weinmann including tulips, poppies, lilies and sunflowers. This series was printed in colour and hand finished, and is among some 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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        Nicolai Cragii annalium libri VI.

      Quibus res Danicæ ab excessu regis Friderici I ac deinde a gloriosissimo rege Christiano III gestæ ad annum usque MDL enarrantur. His additi Stephani Jo. Stephanii Historicæ danicæ libri duo quibus reliqua laudatissimi regis acta describuntur. Cum præfatione, indicibus, & aliis quibusdam accessionibus. Köpenhamn, viduam Hieronymi Christiani Paulli, ex officina Ernesti Henrici Berlingii, 1737. Folio. (38),+ 352, 351-478,+ 139,+ (blank),+ 136,+ (36) pp. Titel tryckt i rött och svart. Enstaka småfläckar annars mycket fin inlaga med breda marginaler. Nött, men ståtligt samtida skinnband, blindpräglad rygg med upphöjda bind och röd titeletikett, grön- och rödmålade snitt. Med Pet. Julinschiölds namnteckning, daterad Uppsala 1765. Ur Ericsbergs bibliotek, med Carl Jedvard Bondes exlibris klistrat över ett äldre. Bibl. danica III, sp. 53. Warmholtz 3025. Carlander II, 431 & III. 564ff. Saknar porträttet av Kristian III. Denna första tryckta utgåva av Krags stora biografi över kung Kristian III är utgiven postumt av Hans Gram, som även skrivit förordet. Den innehåller även ett omtryck av Stephanius historia om slutet av Kristian III:s regeringstid, som utgivits 1650 av Hans Svaning, samt diverse omtryck av olika hyllningstal och ett antal appendix, bl.a. ett med "Fundatio et ordinatio universalis scholæ Hafnisensis". Niels Krag (1550-1602) var professsor i grekiska och erfaren diplomat när han fick uppdraget att bli dansk rikshistoriograf, den första med denna titel, och order att på sex år skriva en ny allmän dansk historia på latin. Han skulle börja med Kristian III:s och Fredrik II:s tid, och sedan arbeta sig bakåt. Vid hans död 1602 lämnade han dock efter sig endast en ofullbordad historik över Kristian III, omfattande åren 1533-50. Opublicerad användes det dock av historiker som Meursius och Stephanius, innan det slutligen publicerades 1737. Ellen Jørgensen kallar det för dansk "humanistisk latinsk historieskrivnings bedste stycke" och Skovgaard-Petersen anser det vara ett banbrytande verk. Warmholtz berömmer framförallt Grams företal, men påpekar att ingen av författarna har glömt att de är danska historiographi. En dansk översättning utkom 1776. Peter Julinskiöld (1709-68) blev docent i Uppsala 1737, akademiräntemästare och slutligen hovintendent. Han adlades 1762 och skrev själv sitt namn Julinschiöld. Han blev rik, men råkade på 1760-talet i svårigheter och gjorde 1768 konkurs. Det visade sig då att han tillgripit sig stora summor ur universitetets kassa. Detta utsätter honom även för Carl von Linnés spe på flera ställen i Nemesis divina

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        Hortus Cliffortianus

      Amsterdam: , 1737. Plantus exhibens quas In Hortis tam Vivis quam Siccis, Hartecampi in Hollandia, coluit vir nobilissimus & generosissimus Georgius Clifford juris utiusque doctor, Reductis Varietatibus ad Species, Speciebus ad Genera, Generibus ad Classes, Adjectis Locis Plantarum natalibus, Differentissque Specierum. Cum Tabulis Aeneis. Folio (approx 445 × 260 mm). Contemporary sprinkled paper boards, neatly rebacked with black cloth, edges uncut. Engraved frontispiece and 36 numbered engraved plates by Jan Wandelaar after designs by Georg Dionysius Ehret and Wandelaar; title printed in red and black. Board edges a little rubbed, some minor worm in the gutter towards end not affecting plates, one or two minor marks but an exceptional copy with uncut edges. First edition of the most sumptuously produced of Linnaeus's works, a detailed description of the Hartecamp gardens at Heemstede, a masterpiece of early botanical literature. It was produced at the expense of George Clifford (1685–1760), a wealthy Dutch banker and director of the Dutch East India Company, who asked Linnaeus to catalogue the plants in the gardens of his summer estate Hartecamp. Besides the plants, Linnaeus also describes Clifford's extensive botanical library, which contributed greatly to his research. The work is a helpful adjunct to Linnaeus's famous Species Plantarum (1753), in which he often refers to the more elaborate descriptions found in the Hortus Cliffortianus. The illustrations are among the earliest works of the renowned German botanical illustrator, Georg Dionysius Ehret (1708–1770), who finished his career in England.

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        The works of Francis Rabelais, M.D. Now carefully revised, and compared throughout with the late new edition of M. Le du Chat, By Mr. Ozell. Who has likewise added at the bottom of the pages, a translation of the notes, historical, critical, and explanatory, of the said M. du Chat, and others: in which notes, never before printed in English, the text is not only explained, but, in multitudes of places, amended, and made conformable to the first and best Editions of this learned and facetious author. Adorn'd with 15 very neat copper-plates

      London: printed by J. Hughs, near Lincoln’s-Inn-Fields, for J. Brindley, bookseller to his Royal Highness the Prince of Wales, at the King’s-Arms in New-Bond-Street; and C. Corbett, at Addison’s Head, against St. Dunstan’s Church, Fleet-street, , MDCCXXXVII [1737]. Full Calf. Fine. Complete in five volumes. 12mo: iii-xxii,iii-viii,cxxxiv,135-384; iii-x,11-251,[1]; xx,367[2 misnumbered 22],[5]; iii-xc,281,[13, including two final advertisement leaves]; lxiv,267,[5]pp, with 15 copper-engraved plates (11 of which are folding, one of which is a map), numerous head- and tailpieces, and a woodcut in the text. An excellent set, beautifully bound by Fitterer in period-style butterscotch cat's-paw calf, spines in six compartments between raised bands ruled in gilt, red morocco lettering pieces gilt, all edges gilt, marbled end papers, title pages (all five of which are cancels) printed in red and black. Lowndes 2033. ESTC Citation No. T13265. & & Principally the story of two giants, a father (Gargantua) and his son (Pantagruel), and their adventures, presented as a connected series of five novels written in the 16th century in an extravagant, satirical vein featuring much crudity, scatological humor, and violence (the censors of the Sorbonne stigmatized the novels as obscene). "Reading Rabelais is no easy matter. His language constitutes an initial obstacle. Replete with clerical, medical, legal, philosophical, scholastic terms and terminology, various classical, foreign, or invented tongues, provincial dialects and urban slang, poems, anagrams, abbreviations, sounds, names, and quotations, his writing displays one of the most varied and extensive lexical ranges of any world author. Intertextuality is rampant, usually displaced by willful distortion. And more is suggested than said, making every word even more polyvalent. Equally disturbing is his recounting the story of a family of giants in a learned, highly literary language. Ultimate meaning, frequently glimpsed but forever elusive, is another. So much so that there are almost as many readings of his works as readers, a positive sign of their successful resistance to any definitive interpretation and a sure criterion of their literariness." (Floyd Gray, "Reading the works of Rabelais," The Cambridge Companion to Rabelais.) Note: With few exceptions (always identified), we only stock books in exceptional condition. All orders are packaged with care and posted promptly. Satisfaction guaranteed.

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        The Works of Francis Rabelais, M.D. Now Carefully Revised, and Compared Throughout with the Late New Edition of M. Le Du Chat (5 Volumes)

      Printed by J. Hughs for J. Brindley; and C. Corbett, 1737. FIRST EDITION thus. Signed binding by Riviere. Late 19th century full crimson crushed leval morocco with a blind stamped celtic rope design on front cover with double lined gilt border. Compartmented spine with tooled design and lettering. Boards have rolled edges. All edges gilt. Elaborate gilt inner dentelling. Marbled endpages. Binding shows wear at extremities and the spine is slightly darkened. Title pages in black and red. Volume I: [i]-xxii + iii-viii + [i]-cxxxiv-[135]-384. The second pagination (iii-viii) is the contents of Volume II. Copper engraved frontispiece portrait of Rabelais and two fold out copper engravings. This volume contains an extra -- much later -- steel plate engraving tipped in behind title page. Volume II: Foldout copper engraved frontis, full page engraving (facing page 188) with repair at gutter, foldout plate at pg. 217. v-x + [11]-251; Volume III: [i-iv] + v-xx + [21]-22 + 3-367 + [3] (index); Fold out copper engraving facing pages 108, 191 & 229 (repaired at gutter); Volume IV: Foldout engraved frontis, plate facing pages 29 & 51; [i-v] + vi-xc + [1]-281 + [1] (blank) + [8] (contents) + [4] (adverts); Volume V: Plate facing pages 43, 145 & 154; [i]-lxiv + [1]-267 + 5 (contents). This set is complete with 15 copper engravings but some of them have been trimmed when bound by Riviere with some loss to the text descriptions. Pages internally in good repair but some in Volume 5 are age-toned. Overall in VERY GOOD condition. Great gift in a signed binding.. Signed by Binder. First Edition Thus. Full Morocco Leather. Very Good. Illus. by Adorn'd with 15 Very Neat Copper-Plates.. 12mo - over 6¾" - 7¾" tall. Hardcover.

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        Cartes Marines

      Paris, 1737-1754: N.Bellin Folio, the title comprising an engraved cartouche containing manuscript index (possibly in Bellin's hand), 25 mostly double-page engraved charts (of 29, see below) by Bourgoin le Jeune, Dheulland and others, the maps hand-coloured in outline, the rhumb lines in either black or in bistre, contemporary french red morocco, gilt borders on sides, gilt arms of Jean Baptiste de Machault d'Arnouville (see below), gilt dentelles, spine richly gilt with olive green lettering-piece, gilt edges, lacking 4 maps (see below), title-page laid down. "This is probably one of the earliest collections of charts formed by Bellin after he had taken over the Marine Office and reprinted the Neptune François in 1753. The plates are by order of Monseigneur Le Comte de Maurepas, and his successor M. Rouillé, Chevalier Comte de Jouy, who in turn was succeeded by M. de Machault, around 1754, for whom this copy was bound" (Wardington Catalogue). Of the twenty-nine charts listed in the manuscript index it is doubtful whether six were ever present. These are numbers 5, 9, 14, 19, 22 and 23. Two maps have been added from other copies to replace maps 5 and 22 ("Carte reduite de l'Isle de la Jamaique" and "Carte reduite de l'ocean meridionale") Provenance: Jean Baptiste de Machault d'Arnouville (1701-1794), arms gilt on covers; Machault was nominated Controller of Finances in 1745, and introduced the "Tax de vingtieme", a levy of 5% on all income; it proved unpopular and he lost the support of Louis XV and Madame de Pompadour. In 1754 went on to become Minister of Marine, but in 1757 he was disgraced and retired to the country; Collection of Lord Wardington..

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        Grosser Atlas über die gantze Welt

      Nuremburg: J.H.G. Bieling for the heirs of Homann, 1737. Folio (521 x 321mm.), engraved additional allegorical title, printed title in red and black with engraved vignette, engraved portrait of Homann and 99 engraved maps (of 100) on 108 sheets, early nineteenth-century red morocco gilt (possibly Austrian or German), each cover and five of the six spine compartments inlaid with panels on the contemporary German calf binding, each panel framed with green morocco gilt, within a broad outer border of continuous flower tool, whorl cornerpiece ornaments framed by Greek key pattern, board edges and turn-ins gilt in similar style, decorative marbled endpapers inlaid with stencilled paper, gilt edges, lacking maps 27 & 22 (Orleans and Lionnois), but a map of the area has been added from a later edition (dated 1762), some maps bound out of order, a few maps shaved, some marginal fraying, maps 33, 34, and 35 with manuscript annotation and underlining. From the celebrated atlas library of Lord Wardington..

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        The Charge of J[ustice] P[age] to the Grand Jury of M[iddlesex], on Saturday May 22, 1736

      An artful and well-deserved satire of Sir Francis Page, known as 'the hanging judge' by his contemporaries, singled out in universal disapproval by Pope both in the 'Dunciad' and his 'Imitations of Horace', by Henry Fielding, and by Dr. Johnson. Modern 1/4 calf over marbled boards, attractive. London, 1737.

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        Interpretationes et enarrationes in Magni Hippocrates Coacas Prænotiones, Opus admirabile in tres Libros tributum, ad Henricum III, Galliæ et Poloniæ Regen Christianissimum, cum Indice rerum memorabilium amplissimo. Curante, Qui & Præfationem adjecit, Adrano Peleryn Chrouët. Editio nova.

      Leiden., Gerardum Potvliet. 1737. Stor folio. Nyere skinnryggbind med opphøyde ryggbånd, enkel strekdekor, marmorerte dekler. Ubeskåret. Tittelbladet trykt i rødt og svart, (10), 554, (46) s. Larg folio. Recent half calf, raised bands, spine spimly gilt, marbled covers. Uncut. Title printed in red and black, (10), 554, (46) pp.. Louis Duret, (1527-86), var livlege hos de franske kongene Karl IX og Henrik III. Var en av de betydeligste leger i det 16. århundre

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        Acts And Statutes; Made In a Parliament begun, at Dublin, the Twenty Eight Day of November, Anno Domini, 1727 in the First Year of the Reign of Our Most Gracious Sovereign Lord, King George II - Sixth Session of King George II.

      George Grierson [Printers], Dublin, 1737. First Edition. Binding: Hardcover (Full Leather). Book Condition: Good. Dust Jacket Condition: No Jacket. [6],286p. pages in gilt bordered calf with title labels to spine. Contents : Chapter I. An Act For Granting and Continuing to His Majesty, An Additional Duty on Beer, Ale, Strong-Waters, Wine, Tobacco, and other Goods and Merchandizes, therein Mentioned. II. An Act For Granting to His Majesty, a further Additional Duty on Wine, Silk, Hops, China, Earthen, Japanned or Lacquered Ware, and Vinegar; and also, a Tax of Four Shillings in the Pound on all Salaries, Profits of Employments, Fees and Pensions, to be applied to Pay an Interest of Five Pounds per Cent. per Annum, for the sum of three hundred Thousand Pounds, or Such Part thereof, as shall remain unpaid on the Twenty Fifth Day of December, One thousand seven hundred and thirty seven, and towards the Discharge of the said Principle Sum. III. An Act For Continuing and Amending Several Laws Heretofore Made, Relating to His Majesty's Revenue, and the more effectual Preventing the Running of Goods. IV. An Act For the Further Encouragement Of The Hempen and Flaxen Manufactures. V. An Act To Explain and Amend An Act, Intituled, An Act for Preventing Inconveniencies, That may Happen by Privilege of Parliament. VI. An Act That All proceedings in Courts of Justice, within this Kingdom, shall be in the English Language. VII. An Act For The More Effectual Preventing The Enlisting Of His Majesty's Subjects, to Serve as Soldiers in Foreign Service, without His Majesty's Licence. VIII. an Act To Prevent Malicious Maiming and Wounding; And To Prevent Carrying Secret Arms. IX. An Act For Enforcing, and Making Perpetual, an Act, Intituled, An Act for the Preserving all such Ships, and Goods thereof, which shall Happen to be Forced on Shore, or Stranded, upon the Coasts of this Kingdom; And also, for Inflicting the Punishment of Death on Such as shall Wilfully Burn, Sink, or Destroy Ships. X. An Act For Allowing further Time to Persons in Offices to qualify themselves, pursuant to an Act, Intituled, An Act to Prevent the further Growth of Popery; And for giving further ease to Protestants Dissenters, with Respect to Matrimonial Contracts. XI. an Act For The Buying and Selling of all Sorts of Corn and Meal, and other Things therein Mentioned, by Weight ; And for the more Effectual Preventing the Frauds Committed in the Buying and Selling thereof ; And for Regulating the Price and Assize of Bread ; And for better Regulating the Markets. XII. An Act For The Better Preservation Of The Game. XIII. An Act For Reviving, Continuing, and Explaining and Amending Several Temporary Statutes : And for other Purposes therein Mentioned. XIV. An Act For The Further Improvement and Encouragement Of The Fishery Of This Kingdom. XV. An Act To Repeal Part of an Act Passed in the Tenth and Eleventh Years of King Charles the First, Intituled, An Act for the Preservation of the Inheritance, Rights and Profits of Lands Belonging to the Church and Persons Ecclesiastical ; And also, for the more Easy Recovery of Arrears of Rent due to Archbishops and Bishops, upon their Translation. XVI. An Act For The Relief Of Insolvent Debtors. XVII. An Act To Explain and Amend, an Act Intituled, An Act for Repairing the Road Leading from the Town of Mullingar in the County of Westmeath, through the Towns of Rathcondra and Mevore in the said county, and through the town of Ballymahon in the County of Longford, to Lanesborough in the said county ; And for the Repairing the Road from the said Town of Lanesborough, to the Town Roscommon in the County of Roscommon; and also for Amending one other act of the Seventh Year of His Present Majesty, Intituled, An Act for the Repairing the Road Leading from the Town of Kinnegad, in the County of Westmeath, to the Town of Athlone in the said County. XVIII. An Act For Repairing the High-road from the town of Tomivarah in the County of Tipperary to the Town of Nenagh, and from the said Towns of Nenagh and Silver Mines, by Shally-Orchard through the Town of Tullo in the said County, to the City of Limerick. XIX. An Act For The Further Explaining and Ammending the Several Acts of Parliament, now in Force, for Erecting Lamps in the City of Dublin, and Liberties thereof. Book - in Near Very Good leather binding with gilt lettering, borders and five raised bands - some light marking and small patch of surface loss to the front and back board, two small compass pricks to the front board, some bumping and light wear to the extreme corners. Contents, minor marking to the front pastedown and free front endpaper, some grubbiness to the title page, very slight, faint staining to extreme top edge well away from text to page 3-8 inc, light marking to the rear pastedown and rear free endpaper otherwise clean, bright and tightly bound. NB 3 PRIVATE BILLS LISTED AT END OF CONTENTS WERE NEVER INCLUDED. Page numbering incorrect, duplication of page 249/250 but nothing is missing. SCARCE & In Very Good condition considering its age. Size: 11.5 inches tall by 7.25 inches. [6] 286 pages. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: 1-2 kilos. Category: Law & Criminal Studies; Inventory No: 5426.

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        Della turchia in europa, delle isole dell'arcipelago, candia, e morea, del regno di polonia e de' cosacchi zaporowski. in venezia, albrizzi, 1737.

      Cm. 18, pp. (10) 711 (1). Antiporta figurata, due grandi carte geografiche e 10 belle tavole incise in rame, di cui molte più volte ripiegate fuori testo. Solida legatura coeva in piena pelle di scrofa con dorso a nervi ed impressioni a secco ai piatti. Tagli rossi e titoli in oro su doppio tassello. Ottima conservazione. Si tratta del volume settimo della celebre opera del Salmon: Lo stato presente di tutti i paesi, e popoli del mondo naturale, politico e morale, con nuove osservazioni, e correzioni degli antichi e moderni viaggiatori.

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        Delle uova e dei nidi degli uccelli libro primo del conte giuseppe zinanni.

      Aggiunte in fine alcune osservazioni, con una dissertazione sopra varie spezie di Cavalette. Venezia, A. Bortoli, 1737. 4to (285 x 204 mm). pp. (8), 130, with 1 engraved allegorical frontispiece, 3 engraved section-titles and 22 engraved plates (of eggs); pp. 55, (3), with 8 engraved plates (of grasshoppers). Contemporary boards, manuscript title on spine, uncut. An interesting association copy from the library of Carlo Allioni (1728-1804) famous Italian botanist, with his name on free end paper. First edition of 'the first work dealing exclusively with birds' eggs and birds' nests' (Anker p. 22). It is accompanied by a treatise on grasshoppers, illustrated with 8 finely engraved plates. In the main work the birds are divided into three groups: non-rapaceous landbirds ("uccelli terrestri non rapaci"), rapaceous landbirds ("uccelli terrestri rapaci"), and waterbirds ("uccelli aquatici"). The nice detailed oological plates (each depicting one up to nine eggs) illustrate 106 various bird-eggs. The speciemens are taken from Giuseppe Zinanni's own 'piccolo Museo di cose naturali' (see page 7). A very fine copy. Anker 161 and p. 22; Nissen IVB, 1031 and p. 42: "Erstes selbstständiges oologisches Werk".

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        Sitten-Lehre Der Heiligen Schrift. Andere und verbesserte Auflage.

      9 vols in 6. Christian Friedrich Weygand, Helmstädt, Göttingen, Leipzig 1737-1770. Engraved portrait (in vol. 7) and numerous engraved vignettes. Contemporary vellum; vols 1-2 in full vellum, vols 3-6 in half vellum. All spines are uniform. Bottom of spine volume 1 with tear. Spines with some soiling.. All volumes in first impression. Volume 7-9 is written by Johann Peter Miller

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        C. Julii Caesaris de Bellis Gallico et Civili Pompejano, nec non A. Hirtii, aliorumque de Bellis Alexandrino, Africano, et Hispaniensi Commentarii, ad MSStorum fidem expressi, cum integris notis Dionysii Vossii, Joannis Davisii, et Samuelis Clarkii. Cura et studio Francisci Oudendorpii, qui suas animadversiones, ac varias Lectiones adjecit. 2 vol.

      Lugd. Bat., apud Samuelem Luchtmans & Rotterodami, apud Johannem Danielem Beman, 1737. 1035 pp. + pp.33 Index. 14 steel engraved plates incl. frontispiece - several foldable. Engraved titelpages in red and black. Bound in cont. full leather with 5 raised bands on spine and gilt ornamentation. Marbled cut and gilt, tooled boardedges.. Spine cracked along spine. Boards and spine sound. Inner hinges little loose. Pages extremely well preserved. Prev. owners stamp + ex-libris of Plummer of Middleftead

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        Der Wahre Vauban, oder der von den Teutschen und Holländern verbesserte Französische Ingenieur, worinnen I. die Arithmetic, II. die Geometrie, III. die off- und deffensiv- Kriegs-Bau-Kunst, nach den Grundsäzen des berühmten Herrn von Vauban --, with Bericht von Belagerung und Vertheidigung einer Vestung versasset durch den Herrn von Goulon

      Peter Conr. Monath Nurnberg: Peter Conr. Monath. 1737. First edition thus. Hardcover. Very Good. 1737. First German edition (originally published in French, "Le Veritable Vauban," at the Hague in 1708). Hardcover, 4to., full calf, 4 raised bands on spine. 165, register, 60 pp. Title page in black and red. Engraved frontis and 35 fold-out plates in the rear. Shallow loss to spine ends and top right corner of the front board. Tidemark visible on the top margin of the first 10 pages; light fading to contents. Plates are in very nice condition; no tearing; bright and unmarked. Previous owner's bookplate on front pastedown. Contemporary ownership signatures on fly leaf and title page. Great views and plans of Vauban's famous fortifications. RARE.

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        Trattato aritmetico di giuseppe maria figatelli nel quale con somma brevita, e chiarezza si contiene quanto di piu bello, e succoso si trova sparso per gli autori, e quanto si potra desiderare, per sapere maneggiare il numero, non solo nelle quantita razionali, e per le regole mercatantesche, ma nelle quantita irrazionali ancora, pertinenti alla scienza maggiore del numero, ed anche il trattato d'algebra. diviso in due parti, opera utilissima non solo a' mercanti, e a chi desidera d'imparare, ma a' maestri ancora, poiche leggendo questo libro, di giorno in giorno possono con prestezza imparare, o mettersi a memoria quello, che vogliono ad altri insegnare. in questa sesta impressione aggiontovi l'algebra. per il longhi. in bologna. (s. d. - inizio '700).

      In-8° antico (cm 15 x 10,5), leg. coeva in piena pergamena con tit. calligrafici al dorso, pp. (8)376. Questa 'sesta impressione' non è datata, ma essendo la 'settima' del 1737, deve risalire agli inizi del secolo XVIII. Con disegni geometrici incisi intercalati nel testo. L'opera tratta di aritmetica, algebra, regole mercantili, etc. Scritta settecentesca al margine sup. del frontespizio. Leggermente rifilato in testa, senza mai mancanze. Alcune pagine brunite, per il resto in buone condizioni.

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        Phytanthoza iconographia, sive conspectus aliquot millium, tam indigenarum quam exoticarum, ex quatuor mundi partibus... plantarum, arborum, fruticum, florum, fructuum, fungorum, andc. [german title:] phythanthoza iconographia, oder eigentliche vorstellung etlicher tausend so wohl einheimisch-als auslaendischer aus allen vier welt-theilen, in verlauf vieler jahr mit unermuedetem fleisz... pflanzen, baueme, stauden, kraueter, blumen, fruechte und schwaemme...

      Regensburg, H. Lentzen [vol 4: H.G. Neubauer], 1737-45. 4 volumes and 1 index volume. Folio (382 x 250mm). With four engraved titles in red and black, one mezzotint frontispiece and two mezzotint portraits, and 1025 (a few double-page) engraved plates, some in mezzotint, the etched plates hand-coloured, the mezzotints printed in colours and finished by hand. Contemporary uniform calf, richly gilt decorated spines in 7 compartments with red gilt lettered label, sides with gilt ornamented border and gilt corner pieces. First edition. A very fine copy bound in a very attractive contemporary German binding. Described by the Hunt catalogue as the first botanical book to utilise colour-printed mezzotint successfully. It also contains Georg Dionysus Ehret's first published botanical illustrations (although unsigned). Ehret served his apprenticeship as a botanical draughtsman under Weinmann who exploited him mercilessly, paying him a pittance for several hundred drawings he did for the 'Phythanthoza'. This led to a falling out between the two, which is perhaps why Ehret is nowhere acknowledged in the book. His drawings were engraved by Bartholomäus Seuter, Johann Ridinger and, in the later volumes, Johann Jakob Haid, who also engraved Ehret's plates for Trew's 'Plantae selectae'. Weinmann (1683-1741) was a Regensburg apothecary who organised this massive publishing project. It was financed by Seuter, one of the engravers. The text for the first twenty-five plates was written by Johann Georg Nicolaus Dieterichs (1681-1737), who was succeeded by his son Ludwig Michael (1716-1747), and the work was completed after Weinmann's death by Ambrosius Karl Bieler (1693-1747). 'The mezzotint process used [here] had been invented by Johann Teyler in the Netherlands around 1688. As practised here by Bartholomäus Seuter (1678-1754) and Johann Elias Ridinger (1698-1767), it was really a combination of etching and mezzotint, which made possible delicate lines and a very fine grain. The addition of handtinting brought about unusual and subtle effects. Some of the best work was done in later volumes by Johann Jakob Haid (1704-1767), who also provides portraits of Weinmann and Bieler' (Hunt catalogue vol. II part II p. 160). '373 plates are signed S for Seuter and 273 plates signed H for Haid. The plates are after originals by Ehret, N. Asamin, and others, although none is so marked on the plate' (Johnston). A mint copy without the usual foxing and one of the finest copies we have seen of this rare work. Dunthorne 327; Great flower books p. 80; see Hunt 494; Johnston 388; Nissen BBI, 2126; Stafleu and Cowan 17050.

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        Merckwürdige Historie der Päbstin Johanna, aus des Herrn von Spanheim Lateinischen Dissertation von dem Herrn L'Enfant gezogen,. und von demselben nebst verschiedenen Anmerckungen des Herr des Vignoles nunmehro aber, wegen ihrer Vortrefflichkeit, aus dem Französischen ins Teutsche übersetztet. In zwey Tomis in (1 Band).

      16 Bll., 476 S. (durchgehend paginiert). Mit 5 (1 gefaltete) Kupfertafeln. Pergamentband der Zeit mit handschriftlichem Rückentitel. Hayn-Gotendorf III, 448. - Vermutlich zweite deutsche Ausgabe in einem Exemplar von guter Erhaltung.- Der Leidener reformierte Theologe Spanheim (1632 - 1701) verteidigte mit aller Entschiedenheit u. in aller Ausführlichkeit "die nach der Chronik des Erzbischofes Polonus im 9. Jahrhundert vorkommende Päpstin Johanna als historisches Factum" (ADB 35, S. 61). "Man muß diß Buch mit so viel grösserem Vergnügen lesen, wie angenehmer es ist, verworffene Meynungen wiederum anzunehmen, als diejenige, welche, so zu reden, schon eine geraume Zeit her festen Sitz genommen, zu verwerffen" (Vorrede). Die Illustrationen zeigen die Päpstin beim Beischlaf ertappt, ihre Niederkunft auf offener Straße, mit ihrem Neugeborenen u. den berühmten "durchlöcherten Stuhl". - Im Anhang (S. 435 - 476): Johann Christoph Wagenseil, Von der Päbstin Johanna, Welche vor weniger Zeit aus seinen hinterlassenen Schrifften in Lateinischer Sprache herausgegeben, und Als ein Anhang zu dieser Historie in teutscher Sprache beygefüget worden. Dissertation. - Einband leicht fleckig, vorderer Innendeckel mit kleiner Läsur, Besitzvermerk auf erstem weißen Blatt, leicht gebräunt u. vereinzelt leicht fleckig.

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        Nouvel Atlas de la Chine, de la Tartarie Chinoise et du Tibet: ...

      A la Haye, Henri Scheurleer, 1737. Large folio. (53x36 cm.). Cont. full calf w. raised bands.Spine repaired at capitals and hinges. Gilding on spine worn. Corners repaired. Some scratches to covers.Title-page in red/black (with listing of the maps 1-42). 12 pp ( Advertisement and Relation de la Boucharie). Printed on thick heavy paper. With all 42 fine engraved maps and mounted with paper-strips as guided in the printed direction to the bookbinder: "All the map's either single or double, and even these three printed sheets, must be pasted on the back with long stripes of paper, to keep all the same size". - 12 maps are in double-folio of which 2 are in original outline hand-colouring (this is the general maps, the largest and folded) and 30 folio-maps. Maps very clean and fine. Small marginal tear to ab. 10 leaves, no loss and none affecting maps.The last maps show Beering's route to Kamtschatka (Carte des Pays traversés par le Cap(itai)ne Beerings depuis la Ville de Tobolsk jusqu'a Kamtachatka).. Second European Atlas of China (Blaeu's Atlas Sinensis is the first) by the famous French mapmaker, Anville. This atlas constitutes the first scientific mapping of China, as it is based on triangulation nets in a period when a more scientific approach was being given to the subject. This Hague-edition of Anville's maps for Du Halde's Description...de la Chine, represents reengravings for the Dutch market, and was presented as an independent atlas.The maps were drawn by the celebrated D'Anville at the request of the Jesuits for du Halde's "Description de la Chine. 4 vols. 1735", and based on the Jesuit surveys of 1708-16 made for the Emperor Kang-Shi, and now 2 years later (1737) presented as an Atlas. It remained the principal cartographical authority on China during the rest of the 18th century, and was the first Atlas at all to give an accurate indication of the Pacific coastline (The Yellow Sea and its gulfs and headlands of the Molucca Islands) - other cartographers frequently copied these maps. The double-folio map (no 31) "Royaume de Corée" is the first European map showing Korea, not as an island, but forming part of the Asian Continent. - The description of "Boucharie" (Mongolia etc.), as mentioned on the title-page, was done by the Swedish military cartographer Johan Georg Renat, who is well known for his maps of Russia. - Phillips: 3189. - Tooley p. 107 - Bagrow p. 190. - Shirley "Maps in..The British Library" p. 532. T.Hald 3a + 3b + 3c

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        Architecture Hydraulique, ou L'Art de conduire, d'elever, et de menager les Eaux pour les differents Besoins de la Vie. 2 Vols. in 4 Parts. (Vol. I:1-2 - Vol. II:1-2).

      Paris, Jombert, 1737-53. 4to. Bound in 4 uniform contemporary full sprinckled calf. Tome-and title-labels in leather on backs. Five raised bands and richly gilt compartments. Some wear to spine ends. Small cracks in leather at hinges along upper and lower compartment at three volumes. Corners bumped. Some minor scratches to covers. A little rubbed. Engraved portrait, 2 engraved frontispieces, 3 engraved title-vignettes. (8), XII, (4), 412; (6), XIV, (2), 412, (32); (8), 480, (40); VIII, 423, (1), XXVIII pp. and 219 (44+60+60+55) folded engraved plates. 3 plates a bit frayed in outer margin. A few scattered brownspots, but clean, with broad margins and printed on good paper.. First edition of this classic work, practically the first scientific text-books on engineering and the first to apply integral calculus to technical and practical problems. It became the international standard-work for nearly 100 years and proved invaluable to architects, builders and engineers as it covers engineering mechanics, civil construction, mills and waterwheels, pumps, harbours and sea work etc. According to Rosenthal (Litt. d. Technologie, p. 209) the work was reprinted 12 times and thus with the best impressions of the plates (the first edition) - "Un tresor de recherches et de machines que l'Histoire de l'Hydraulique doit toujours annonce et célébrer." (Montucla). - Poggendorff I:138 - Brunet I:740

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        Hortus Cliffortianus. Plantas exhibens quas In Hortis tam Vivis quam Siccis, Hartecampi in Hollandia, coluit vir nobilissimus & generosissimus Georgius Clifford. Reductis Varietatibus ad Species, Speciebus ad Genera, Generibus ad Classes, Adjectis Locis Plantarum natalibus Differentiisque Specierum. Cum Tabulis Aeneis.

      Amsterdam, 1737 [recte 1738].. Folio. Magnificent, large, uncut copy in original boards, with a later leather back. A bit of light brownspitting to text. A small marginal worm tract throughout. All in all a very fine copy. With a neat contemporary 5-line inscription in Dutch to half-title, explaining that this "Prachtexemplaar van die/ zeltele Werk" (this XXX copy of this rare work) was given to the "Bibliothek van het Genootschap Natura Artis Magistra" by Herr L.M. van Gogh, signed "Amsterdam 10 January 1876/ GF Westerman/ Directeur". Discreet blindstamped exlibris to title-page ("Koninklijk Zoologisch Genootschap, Amsterdam"). Beautiful engraved title-vignette, 2 ff., engraved frontispiece, (28), X, 501 (i.e. pp. 1-231, 301-501 - as always), (17, - Addenda, Errata, Index, Ratio) pp. + 36 engraved plates of plants. Frontispiece by J. Wandelaar, 28 of the 36 plates by Wandelaar, after Ehret."A curious feature of the book is the gap in signatures between 3M and 4G. The book was originally planned as a quarto, and apparently it was set as far as 4F before it was decided to change the format to folio, because of the size of the plates that Ehret was preparing for Wandelaar. At that point one compositor (or team of compositors) must have proceeded from 4G in folio while another returned to A and reset the first part of the text. The extra cost no doubt was borne by George Clifford: the wasted paper and workmen's time were considerable items." (Hunt, p. 174). The scarce first edition, the entire issue intended as gift-copies, of this groundbreaking main work of botanical literature, one of the most important botanical works ever published, and the only work of Linnaeus' many publications to possess real beauty. Not only was it this early work that established the reputation of both Linneaus and the seminal botanical artist Ehret and the work that "marks the beginning of a new era in botanical illustration and foreshadows the golden century of great flower-book production" (Stearn), it is furthermore this work that founds the basis for all of Linnaeus's subsequent work. The work was published in very small numbers; all copies printed were intended for gifts and most of them used as such. The first to receive a copy were Boerhaave and Van Royen. Even in its own time, the work was renowned, not only for its importance, uniqueness, and beauty, but also for its scarcity and the impossibility of acquiring a copy. Only in 1739 were a limited number of copies released for regular sale. As opposed to what Nissen seems to think, the book was not intended to be coloured. Two copies are known to exist in coloured state, but as Hunt puts it, the illustrations were meant to be "plain". The "Hortus Cliffortianus" constitutes the only "edition du luxe" that Linnaeus ever published, but that it is indeed. Illustrated with beautiful plates, mostly after designs by Georg Ehret and engraved by Jan Wandelaar, the work is renowned for its beauty and the extremely high quality of the plates. "The sensitive and lively drawings of Georg Dionysius Ehret (1708-1770) and the good engraving of J. Wandelaar (1690-1759) make the book a treasure (Hunt)." By botanical bibliographers and botanists, the work is considered somewhat of a miracle, the product of a magnificent union of the new founder of the botanical system, Linnaeus, at the beginning of his career, the upcoming fantastic botanical artist who drew the plants, Ehret, the famous anatomical illustrator who engraved them, Jan Wandelaar, and the rich banker, who owned the garden and paid for the production, Clifford. Hunt puts it in poetic terms when trying to do justice to the magnificence of the work: "The plates are among the most lovely among "plain" ones in any flower book. Among the fine ones are those three "Cliffortiae" that honor the patron himself. It was one of the most miraculous coincidences or concatenations of history when Clifford, Linnaeus, and Ehret came together and made a book. A second copy at the Bibliothèque nationale has "planches enluminées"; but the lilies of Ehret need no gilding." (Hunt, p. 174).Apart from establishing both Linnaeus' and Ehret's fame, the work can also be said to make Ehret the first illustrator of the Linnean age, the first whose pictures did not have to be given new names, but in fact the one whose names were used for all future plant pictures as the only correct ones according to binary nomenclature. Necessarily, Ehret's drawings, that had been created under the supervision of the great Linnaeus himself, established the pattern of the new style of exposition that dominated for centuries. "Georg Dionys Ehret war, als er 1737 endgültig nach London kam, dort kein ganz unbekannter mehr. [...] Inzwischen war er nun ein Jahr in Holland gewesen, davon über einen Monat bei dem Bankier Clifford in Harlem, der ihm all Bilder, die er bei sich hatte, abkaufte, für 3 holl. Gulden das Stück, und ihm die wichtigsten Planzen seines berühmten Gartens in Hartecamps abmalen liess. Dort hatte er auch Linné getroffen, der eben an einem Katalog des Gartens arbeitete. Diesem "Hortus Cliffortianus", dem einzigen Prachtwerk, das Linné herausgegeben hat, wurden Bilder Ehrets, in Kupfer gebracht durch den berühmten anatomischen Illustrator Jan Wandelaer, beigegeben. Durch diese glückliche Verbindung mit dem Neubegründer der botanischen Systematik wurde Ehret gewissermassen der erste Illustrator des linnéischen Zeitalters, der erste, dessen Bilder nicht umgetauft zu werden brauchten, sondern mit der hinfort allein gültigen binären Nomenklatur ausgegeben wurden. Es konnte auch nicht ausbleiben, dass seine Figuren, die unter den Augen des grossen Mannes entstanden waren, geradezu als Muster der neuen Darstellungsart angesehen wurden." (Nissen, BBI, 2: pp. 108-109)."The first phase of the great floristic exploration of the world found its culminating botanical expression in the work of Linnaeus, who was deeply and consciously motivated by the practical and theoretical problems connected with the new knowledge. By the sheer magnitude of his achievement, by its timeliness, assurance and influence, even by its limitations, Linnaeus played a most important part in the development of botany, and it is therefore appropriate to consider the man and his work in some detail. [...] In 1735 Linnaeus made the momentous decision to visit Holland [...] The story of this wonderful visit has often been told and need not be repeated. Suffice it to say that it determined the success of Linnaeus's career as decisively as he must have hoped. Once they met, Boerhaave recognized the brilliant botanical gifts of the young Swede and with unexampled generosity opened all doors to him. Through Boerhaave he was fixed up with an agreeable job as house-physician and scientific advisor to George Clifford, the wealthy owner of a private botanical garden. ... " (A.G. Morton, History of Botanical Science, pp. 259-61). 1735, when Linnaeus decided to go to Holland, presumably in order to meet Boerhaave, marks a turning point in natural history. Linnaus met Boerhaave, who was immediately struck by the botanical gift and potential of the young Swede, who was soon to become one of the most noted natural historians of all time, and he introduced him to everyone from whom he thought he could benefit. In 1736 he was introduced to the wealthy banker, who owned one of the most fantastic botanical gardens, at the estate in de Hartecamp, namely Clifford. Linnaeus was invited to go stay with him as his private physician and hortiulturalist, and so he did, thus beginning a new chapter in the history of natural history. Linneaus embarked on a project of describing the complete collection of living and dried plant material present at de Hartecamp, which included many new species, resulting, after nine months, in the seminal "Hortus Cliffortianus", thus the first collection of specimens classified according to the Linnaean system. Linnaeus arranged the plants according to his own sexual system, classifying them into groups based on the numbers and form of their male and female parts. Each species was allocated to a genus, and given a short phrase-name in Latin, describing the features which served to distinguish one species from another. Linnaeus also included synonyms of earlier authors, distributional information, and sometimes a short description.15 years later, Linnaeus introduced the consistent use of binomial nomenclature (in his "Species Plantarum" [1753]); many of his species concepts herein are taken directly from the accounts in his "Hortus Cliffortianus", and thus many of his binomial names are based on the specimens contained in the Clifford herbarium, which contains a large number of type specimens for Linnaean names. "A work of great botanical importance, in which Linnaeus gave concise definitions and elaborate synonyms for the numerous species grown in the garden of George Clifford at Hortekamp or represented in his herbarium. When Linnaeus dealt later with the same species in his "Species Plantarum" (1753) he cited the "Hortus Cliffortianus" whenever possible as a source of further information and it thus has an important bearing on the application of Linnaean botanical names." (Sitwell, Great Flower Books, p. 115)" "Hortus Cliffortianus", with "Genare plantarum" and "Species plantarum", is the central volume in botanical literature. In it Linnaeus had his first full opportunity to present a detailed catalogue of cultivated plants, in worthy format; and at the time he was feeling his way toward that distinguishing of species and varieties, even that abridgment of botanical names, which culminated in "Species plantarum" [1753]. As the volume was produced at the expense of George Clifford, merchant prince and owner of the gardens at Hartecamp, it stands alone among the many publications of Linnaeus as a really beautiful book. It is (consequently) the only book by Linnaeus found in the bibliographical lists of Dunthorne, Nissen, and "Great Flower Books". The sensitive and lively drawings of Georg Dionysius Ehret (1708-1770) and the good engraving of J. Wandelaar (1690-1759) make the book a treasure. W.T. Stearn, in his fine chapter on "Hortus Cliffortianus" within his Introduction to the Facsimile of "Species plantarum", notes (p. 44) that the book "marks the beginning of a new era in botanical illustration and foreshadows the golden century of great flower-book production which extended from about 1760 to 1860". [...] The letters of J.F. Gronovius to R. Richardson comment on the slowness of publication and the difficulty of securing a copy. [...]"I assure you, it is one of the most curious books that ever was printed. But it is strange that Mr. Clifford, who prints it at his own expense, will not sell one copye; but is resolved only to make presents of it, or changing it for other curiositys. [Richardson Correspondence, pp. 267-68].On September 2 Gronovius was able to write that his "Flora Virginica"... will go to the press, as soon as the "Hortus Cliffortianus" is published, expecting them every day. I shall do my utmost to persuade Mr. Cliffort to sell some copy of his "Hortus": else I don't know how to get one... [Ibid., p. 376]." (The Hunt Botanical Catalogue, pp. 173-74) Nissen BBI: 1215 (not accurately collated, and erroneously stating "kol. Kupf." - see above)Hunt: 504Sitwell: 115Wellcome II: 525 (16 ll., pp. x, 231, 301-501, 8 ll.)Pritzel: 5408 Dunthorne: 186Krok: Linné 121Coats: 65Norman 1358

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