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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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