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        A Treatise of Equity. Folio

      Printed by E. and R. Nutt, and R. Gosling [for two others]. First edition of the first systematic work upon modern equity and "the first coherent English treatise on contract" in John Baker's words; it was, Johnson told Boswell, "chiefly from Mr. Ballow" that the Doctor had learned what law he knew. Modern 1/4 calf over marbled boards, some lightish foxing and browning, else well-preserved, with the advertising leaf; the Taussig copy. Printed by E. and R. Nutt, and R. Gosling [for two others], London, 1737.

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      Classical Authors: Oxonii E. Theatro Sheldoniano 1737. 4to,Frontis [6] xliii, 496. Greek and Latin text . Beautifully printed Greek text on alternate pages with the Latin translation facing. [1-219]. Homeri & Hesiod Certamen cum Præloquio & Annotationibus Josuæ Barnesii. [221-248] Commentaries of Johannes Georgii Graevius Johannis Georgii Grævii Lectiones Hesiodeæ [pp249-469] and the notes of Fabricus Joh. Albertus Fabricius De scriptis Hesiodi [471-483], plus index . Brunet "Édition très-belle, mais peu correcte," Graesse notes that the beautiful edition is based on those of Graevius and Le Clerc and still has mistakes. Speckled calf, rebacked, retaining the original spine and labels; spine gilt, 5 raised bands. Copper engraved portrait of Hesiod; copper engraved illustration of agricultural tools. Hesiod active between 750 and 650 BC. was a Greek poet generally thought by scholars to have been active between 750 and 650 BC, around the same time as Homer. He is generally regarded as the first written poet in the Western tradition to regard himself as an individual persona with an active role to play in his subject.[ Ancient authors credited Hesiod and Homer with establishing Greek religious customs.] Modern scholars refer to him as a major source on Greek mythology, farming techniques, early economic thought (he is sometimes considered history's first economist), archaic Greek astronomy and ancient time-keeping. JOSHUA BARNES,(1654-1712), English scholar, 1695 Cambridge Regius professor of Greek, a language which he wrote and spoke with the utmost facility. One of his first publications was entitled Gerania; a New Discovery of a Little Sort of People anciently discoursed of, called Pygmies (1675), a whimsical sketch to which Swift's Voyage to Lilliput possibly owes something. Among his other works are a History of that Most Victorious Monarch Edward III. (1688), in which he introduces long and elaborate speeches into the narrative; He also published editions of Euripides (1694) and of Homer (1711), also one of Anacreon (1705) which contains titles of Greek verses of his own which he hoped to publish. Johann Georg Graevius (1632 – 1703) was a German classical scholar and critic. His two most important works are the Thesaurus antiquitatum Romanarum (1694–1699, in 12 volumes), and the Thesaurus antiquitatum et historiarum Italiae published after his death. His editions of the classics, although they marked a distinct advance in scholarship, are now for the most part superseded. They include Hesiod (1667), Lucian, Pseudosophista (1668), Justin, Historiae Philippicae (1669), Suetonius (1672), Catullus, Tibullus et Propertius (1680), and several of the works of Cicero, which are considered his best. Fabricius, Johann Albert, 1668-1736 Fabricius' most important work is the Bibliotheca Graeca (1705–1728, revised and continued by G. C. Harles, 1790—1812), a work which has been denominated maximus antiquae eruditionis thesaurus (the greatest repository of ancient learning). Its divisions are marked off by Homer, Plato, Jesus, Constantine, and the capture of Constantinople in 1453, while a sixth section is devoted to canon law, jurisprudence and medicine. Brunet:3,141;Graesse:3,263; Classical Authors Poetry Hesiod of Ascra

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        QUINTI HORATII FLACCI OPERA: cum Novo Commentario ad Modum Joannis Bond

      Aeneis tabvlis Incidit Johannes Pine, London 1737 - Two volumes, octavo. pp: (32), 264, (2) + (24), 191, (15). All text and illustrations engraved exquisitely on copper by John Pine. Impressive lists of subscribers in both volumes. Bound in full black morocco by Zaehnsdorf, elaborately gilt-tooled spines, four corners of upper and lower boards, turn-ins, gilt-patterned endpapers, top edges gilt. Internally fine. Front joints of both volumes just started at top. 9" x 5.25". An impressive set. Notes from OCLC: "First edition, first issue, from the Cambridge octavo of 1701. (See references below.)./ Illustrations and text printed from engraved copper plates./ "Figvrarvm Explicatio": Vol. II, p. [193-205]." Ours is the first edition, second issue, with "potest" in the medallion on page 108 of Volume II. [PRINTING AND THE MIND OF MAN 620: "This edition of Horace was printed wholly from copper plates engraved by John Pine. The text was first set in type, and an impression from it on paper was transferred to the copper, which was then engraved, the decorations being added at the same time. The result was a page of great brilliance and precision, but the method was prohibitively expensive."]. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        A Curious Herbal, containing Five Hundred Cuts, of the Most Useful Plants, which are Now Used in the Practice of Physick

      Samuel Harding 1737 - Volume 1 only (of 2), 1st ed., pub. Samuel Harding, 1737, lacking title and dedication leaves (title replaced with an early 19th century crude facsimile in ink), twenty-six pages of letterpress text, twenty-eight pages of engraved text, 164 hand coloured full page engraved botanical plts. (all complete), some plts. with smudges to watercolour paint, about 120 plates without smudging, some with very minor smudging, final plt. frayed to margins with a little loss, contemp. half calf, worn with upper cover detached and lower cover missing, folio Henrey 450. An interesting story lies behind the publication of this volume. Dr Alexander Blackwell, Elizabeth's husband, was a London based printer until he was forced to shut down having never served an apprenticeship. This was a financial disaster for him and he was soon condemned to a debtors prison. Elizabeth, who was no doubt a woman of some character as well as an accomplished artist, discerned from conversations with Sir Hans Sloane that a new herbal of medicinal plants was needed. Partly aided by members of the Society of Apothecaries, she took lodgings near to the Chelsea Physic Garden and made accurate drawings of the specimens while Alexander worked on the text from his prison cell. She then engraved and hand coloured all of the plates herself. The success of the publication was able to pay off her husband's debts and ensured his subsequent release from prison. Interestingly Alexander Blackwell was later involved in an attempt to interfere with the royal succession of Sweden and was charged with treason and executed. Email for more details. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Amintas, A Dramatick Pastoral, written oringially in Italian, translated into English verse

      , [no publisher details] [1737], [London] - , [12], 3-96 pages, [1] plate, vignette on title page, head and tail pieces, heraldic book plate of John Cope Bart on front pastedown, bookplate of Chrirstopher Rowe on front free endpaper First Edition , worming to first 9 leaves no loss of legibility, book condition good , full oringinal calf, splits in front joint but binding sound as cords firmly attached, 5 raised bands, red title label, gilt rules front, rear and spine Quarto Hardback ISBN: [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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      1737. In Bologna nella Stamperia di Lelio dalla Volpe 1737 8° Pagine 12 non numerate + 359 Legatura coeva in mezza pelle. Titolo e fregi oro al dorso. Piatti marmorizzati. Tagli gialli. Piccola mancanza al dorso. Antiporta + ritratto del Croce + 20 tavole incise in rame fuori testo di Giuseppe Cantarelli e altri. Lievi fioriture sparse. Ottima copia. Cfr: Canterzani p. 77 "Edizione rarissima, e poco conosciuta procurata dal tipografo a quelli che sprovveduti della precedente, o no, potessero colla presente comoda forma recarsela seco ovunque a piacimento".

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        [John Pine, engraver] Quinti Horatii Flacci Opera [First Issue]

      Londini [London]: aeneis tabulis incidit Iohannes Pine [through 1737], MDCCXXXIII-MDCCXXXVII. [1733-37]. First Edition. Morocco. Fine. First issue (inscription on the medal of Augustus Caesar, in vol. 2, p. 108, reads "post est," later corrected to "potest") of John Pine's "tour de force" (Blumenthal), the legendary edition of the Works of Horace, the "most elegant of English eighteenth century books." (Ray), " far ahead of its time and an influence on the future." (Levarie) Two octavo volumes, collated and complete: [30],264,[2]; [24],191,[1],[14]pp, with 324 copper-engraved portraits, vignettes, and head and tail pieces. As with most copies, our set does not include the folded letterpress leaf headed "List of the antiques in the first volume of Horace," which must have been added quite late in the print run. "The engravings are executed on a very stout, clear paper, and the tout ensemble presents to the eye a very pleasing appearance." (Moss) What's more, "copies which contain the first impressions [of the engravings, as ours] are valuable and much sought after.? (Dibdin) Beautifully bound in red morocco, covers with gilt panels and corner-pieces, spines densely gilt in compartments between raised bands with gilt lettering to two compartments, wide elaborately gilt turn-ins, all edges gilt, marbled endpapers, multicolored silk page ribbon in each volume. Expertly rebacked by the Old English Bindery retaining original spines. A fresh copy in a very handsome binding, "remarkable for the beauty of its engraving." (Lowndes) Brunet III, 320. Lewine, p. 246. Graesse III, 354. Legacies of Genius 15. Moss II, 23-24. Dibdin II, 108. Lowndes II, 1113. Rothschild 1546-47. Blumenthal, Art of the Printed Book, p. 24 and plate 72. Ray, p. 3. Bland p. 216 and fig.186. Levarie, pp. 245-6. PMM 105. a high point of Augustan taste John Pine (1690-1756) was the "best English engraver in the first half of the [eighteenth] century. His edition of Horace is engraved throughout, text as well as ornament, though it is said that the text was first set in type and an impression transferred to the plate before it was engraved. The results are a unity between decoration and text which at times suggests Didot's Horace of 1799; a contrast between thick and thin strokes in the letters which naturally follows from the engraving process but which foreshadows the type design of Baskerville, Bodoni, and Didot; and the wide "leading" between the lines of the text which did so much to give their pages a brilliant effect." (PMM) "The subscription list printed at the beginning of the book must be one of the most illustrious of its kind, naming the great and the good from every corner of Europe, including the kings of England, Spain, and Portugal." (ODNB) N. B. 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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        Quaestionum juris publici libri duo, quorum primum est de rebus bellicis, secundus de rebus varii argumenti.

      Leiden: Johannes van Kerckhem. 1737. 4to., title printed in red and black with a fine engraved vignette, (24) + 384 + (32)pp., contemporary calf sympathetically rebacked to match, spine with raised bands, gilt lines and crimson morocco label lettered in gilt. A fine, crisp, copy. First edition. Bynkershoek's Quaestionum juris publici> 'contains several chapters concerned with diplomacy and one concerning the fundamental principle of the law of treaties: the obligation to respect treaties in good faith. Although Bynkershoek rejects the arguments commonly used to justify the unilateral abrogation of treaties, he acknowledges that a state cannot be required to perform a promised act if circumstances have made its performance impossible .....' [Brown, International relations in political thought>], p.252. A still controversial issue raised in Quaestionum juris publici> is the extent to which war can be limited to professionals and the civilian population exempted from responsibility or involvement. Bynkershoek 'candidly pronounced war to be an 'attempt to subjugate the enemy and all that he has by seizing all the power that the sovereign has over the state, that is to say, by exercising complete dominion over all persons and all things contained in that state'. He expressly contrasted war with civil litigation, where a strict proportionality prevailed, in which 'we do not exact from a debtor more than he owes us'. Bynkershoek had a number of intellectual heirs in the nineteenth century, especially in the English-speaking world, where writers tended to cling to the older view of total hostility between warring populations. In the words of H.W. Halleck [International law,> 1861], for example, the outbreak of war meant that 'the whole state is placed in the legal attitude of a belligerent toward another state, so that every member of the one nation is authorized to commit hostilities against every member of the other, in every place and under every circumstance'.' [Neff, War and the law of nations,> pp.204-5].

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      Josephum Corona 1737 - VENETIIS Apud Josephum Corona, 1737, 1739, 1741 3 Tomes in-folio en deux Volumes, demi velin, dos lisses, pièce de titre aux fers dorés. Frais. 2 Colonnes par page. 1° Vol. : 1° Tome, 1737, garde p. de fx titre, p. de titre bicolore, Tome comprenant les lettres A.B.C. 6 ff. nc. Dont Table alphabétique des matières, 883 colonnes, 1 f. ; 2nd Tome, 1739, p. de titre bicolore, tome comprenant les lettre D à L., 836 colonnes. 2 ff. nn. 2nd Vol. : 3° tome, 1741, 1 f. p. de Titre, des Lettres M à Z, 1233 colonnes. 1 f. nn. Edition Originale, bien complète des 3 parties parues de 1737 à 1741. Par (GUALDO Gabriele 1659 – 1743) - [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Schatkamer der Nederlandsse oudheden; of woordenboek, behelsende Nederlands steden en dorpen, kasteelen, sloten en heeren huysen, oude volkeren, rievieren, vermaarde luyden in staat en oorlogh, oudheden, gewoontens en lands wysen. 2e druk vermeerdert met aanteekeningen door Pieter Langendyk.

      - Haarlem, Joannes Marshoorn, 1737.8vo. Contemporary calf, spine richly gilt (sl. rubbed). With titlepage printed in red and black, engraved frontispiece and 62 double-page engraved plates by Jacobus Schynvoet after Roeland Rochman. (18),417,(27) pp.First published in Amsterdam in 1711. - A dictionary devoted to Dutch history, castles and manor houses, illustrated with attractive engraved views. - (Browned). Bodel Nijenhuis 88; Tiele 1010. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        A Compleat History of the Holy Bible, Contained in the Old and New Testament: In Which are Inserted the Occurrences That Happened during the Space of Four Hundred Years, from the Days of the Prophet Malachi to the Birth of Our Blessed Saviour, and That Have Been Omitted in All or Most of the Former Works of This Nature. With the Incarnation, Birth, Doctrine, Passion, Resurrection and Ascension of Our Lord Jesus Christ: and a Journal of His Peregrination: Extracted from the Four Evangelists, the Acts of the Apostles, and Other Writings. Illustrated with Notes, Explaining Several Difficult Texts, Rectifying All Mis-Translations, and Reconciling Many Seeming Contradictions. [in 2 volumes]

      London: Printed for the Author, and Sold by the Booksellers in Town and Country., 1737. Hardcover. Good/No Jacket. 4to - over 9¾ - 12" tall. Two volumes in brown leather boards with five raised bands and title labels to spines. Bookplates to front pastedowns, title pages in black and red. Vol. I: 616 p., illustrated with 53 copper plate engravings including frontispiece portrait of the author. Upper board and frontispiece separated from text block, text block showing significant damage along side that is attached to spine. Title label absent. General wear, aging, and scattered minor creases and tears. Overall solid. Vol. II: 493 p. + 78 p. index. Illustrated with 34 copper plate engravings. Title label half gone, general wear and aging, overall solid and clean. Scarce. Extra shipping charges will apply for this two volume set.

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        Sophokleous Elektra. Sophoclis Electra graece et latine ad optimorum codicum fidem summa cura recensuit prosper Petronius ad usum Regiae Neapolitanae Universitatis

      typis Felicis-Caroli Muscae ap. Nicolaum Rispolum, 1737. In-8° (cm. 18.5 x 12), pp. (8), 133, (3), due piccole incisioni xilografiche, testo greco e latino, antico timbro al frontespizio. Bella legatura in piena pelle di colore testa di moro, dorso acinque nervi con titolo su tassello e fregi in oro, ai piatti triplice cornice lineare delimitata da entrambi i lati da cornici a palmette, agli angoli raffinati ferri raffiguranti tritoni (già in usso con Papa Paolo V), al centro Armi mosaicate in rosso di Prospero Lambertini, Papa Benedetto XIV, tagli rossi.

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        C. Julii Caesaris Quae extant omnia, Italica versione e ms. codice ad hodiernum stylum accommodata; tabulis aeneis quamplurimis, vel historiam, vel geographiam exhibentibus; notis tum variorum ex Hollandica, Anglicaque editionibus, .. auxit Hermolaus Albritius Universalis Liter Societatis Albritianae conditor, serenissimae Reipublicae Venetae D.D.D.

      Società Albriziana, anno autem XII.(1737). In 4, pp. XVI+76 (le pp.35-38 sono numerate e legate due volte), XVIII-XIV+686, XXXX. Rilegat. modesta t. pergamena. Titoli in nero al dorso. Tagli picchiettati. Titoli in rosso e nero e vignetta sul frontespizio. Ritratto di G. Cesare in calcog. all'antiporta. Numerose tavv. calcog. di cui due ripieg. Testo su due colonne latino con traduzione italiana a fronte. Capilettera, testatine e finalini istoriati in calcografia. Dedica a stampa dell'Albrizzi a Aloysio (Luigi) Pisani, dal 1735 Doge di Venezia. Da pag. 25 a pag. 39Proemio di Andrea Palladio. Bella edizione figurata del Settecento veneziano delle opere complete di Cesare, comprensive dei frammenti. Leggere abrasioni alla cop. rarissime e lievi fioriture sparse. Segno di tarlo al margine interno delle pp. XVIII-42 il quale da pag. 34 tocca alcune lettere del testo senza impedire la corretta lettura.

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        L'art de conserver les dents

      Paris, L'auteur et Le Mercier 1737 - LIVRES Édition originale de ce rare traité, l'un des premiers en France. L'ouvrage a été broché au XVIIIè siècle avec celui de Lecluse, extrêmement rare également : Éclaircissemens essentiels pour parvenir à préserver les dents de la carie, & à les conserver jusqu'à l'extrême vieillesse Paris, Duchesne, 1755). 1 volume in-12° [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

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        LA THEORIE ET LA PRATIQUE DE LA COUPE DES PIERRES ET DES BOIS pour la construction des voûtes et autres parties des bâtiments civils & militaires, ou TRAITE DE STEREOTOMIE A L'USAGE DE L'ARCHITECTURE.

      - A Strasbourg, chez Jean-Daniel Doulsseker le Fils et à Paris, chez L. H. Guérin l'aîné, 1737-1739. Édition originale bien complète en 3 volumes in-4 reliés plein veau glacé, dos lisse avec caissons dorés, pièce de titre, roulettes sur les coupes, tranches rouges. Un frontispice d?après Bonnart gravé par Hérisset, 3 vignettes de titre et 114 planches dépliantes. Tome 1 : 5 ff - XVI - 424 pp et 27 planches reliées in fine numérotées de 1 à 27 ; T. 2 : 9 ff - 503 pp et 42 pl. num. de 28 à 69 ; T. 3 : 7 ff - 417 pp et 45 pl. num. de 70 à 114. Relié à la suite : DISSERTATION SUR LES ORDRES D'ARCHITECTURE, à Strasbourg chez Jean-Daniel Doulsseker Fils, 1738, 68pp. Un exemplaire de travail, à la reliure de l'époque usagée (charnières fendues, coiffes arasées, et coins émoussés), mais solide. Dans l'ensemble, planches et intérieur assez propre, avec de rares rousseurs éparses dans le t. 1 ; Tome 2 : des pages parfois légèrement brunies pour un petit nombre de cahiers, taches brunes éparses, et une légère trace de mouillure en marge dans le coin inf. droit sur une cinquantaine de pages ; T.3 avec une grande partie des pages au papier légèrement et uniformément bruni, et une pâle trace de mouillure dans le coin inf. droit des planches. ** Ingénieur-architecte militaire de formation, mais aussi botaniste, Amédée-François Frézier (1682-1773) appartient à la génération des encyclopédistes par son ambition de mise en ordre des connaissances. Ce manuel a été écrit pour les élèves de l?école de Jacques-François Blondel, dont le Cours d?architecture ne contient qu?un petit chapitre sur le sujet. "La Théorie et la pratique de la coupe des pierres?" est le plus monumental ouvrage sur le trait. L'auteur y montre les procédés pratiques qu'il faut employer pour tailler la pierre et le bois, en faisant usage des projections horizontale et verticale et la manière d'appliquer ces procédés à un grand nombre d'exemples nouveaux relatifs aux forteresses. L?organisation de l?ouvrage suit une logique parfaite. « D?abord les voûtes simples, c?est-à-dire composées d?une seule surface : voûtes planes, voûtes cylindriques, voûtes coniques, voûtes sphériques, voûtes annulaires? puis les voûtes à plusieurs surfaces, en d?autres termes, les voûtes à pénétrations. Cette distribution a pour conséquence de détruire les regroupements traditionnels? L?apport le plus nouveau est le chapitre sur les voûtes planes ou plates. » - Poids livres : 4,915 kg Strasbourg: Jean-Daniel Doulsseker Fils / Paris: L. H. Guérin l'aîné, 1737-1739. First edition. 3 volumes 4to, contemporary full calf binding, flat spine with gilt decoration, title label, all edges red. Frontispiece after Bonnart, 3 title vignettes, and complete with its 114 folding plates. Tome 1 : 5 ff - XVI - 424pp + 27 plates numbered rom 1 to 27 ; T. 2 : 9 ff - 503pp + 42 pl. num from 28 to 69 ; T. 3 : 7 ff - 417pp + 45 pl. num. from 70 to 114. Followed by : DISSERTATION SUR LES ORDRES D'ARCHITECTURE, Strasbourg: Jean-Daniel Doulsseker Fils, 1738, 68 pp. French Ingeneer and architecte, but also botanist, Amédée-François Frézier (1682-1773) belongs to the generation of the encyclopaedists by his ambition for the diffusion of knowledge. This treaty of Stereotomy was written for the pupils of Jacques-François Blondel's school of Architecture. " The Theory and the practice of stones & wood cutting " is the most monumental work on the Line. The author shows the practical processes used to draw and cut blocks of stone and wood, by making use of horizontal and vertical projections, and the way of applying these processes to complex structures (wall, vault, arch, etc.) and a large number of new examples relating to fortresses. Spine ends rubbed and partly missing, hinges split and corners worn, but binding still tight. Tome 1: scarce foxing on a few pages ; Tome 2: a few pages slightly browned, 50 pages with pale waterstain on bottom right corner ; T 3: some pages slightly but uniformly browned, pale waterstain at bottom rig [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        The History of the Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire.

      The Third Edition (with the portrait that is missing in the First Edition. 6 volumes (complete set). 4 (24 x 28,5 cm). Vo,ume I: Portrait-Frontispice of Edward Gibbon, VI, (9), 704, (6) pages / Volume II: (5), Errata-leaf, 2 Large Foldout-Maps, 640 pages / Volume III: (6), Errata-Leaf, Large Fold-Out Map, 640 pages / Volume IV: VIII, 620 pages / Volume V: (6), 684 pages / Volume VI: (6), 646 pages plus 26 nn. pages and Errata-leaf for volumes IV, V and VI. Hardcover. Beautifully rebacked in full calf, with original boards and new endpapers. Minor foxing only. Very good+ condition of the third edition. Including: 1. Large folded "Map of the Western Part of the Roman Empire", 2. A Map of the Parts of Europe and Asia adjacent to Constnatinople, 3. A Map of the Eastern Part of the Roman Empire by Thomas Kitchin, sen.// Edward Gibbon (27 April 173716 January 1794) was an English historian and Member of Parliament. His most important work, The History of the Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire, was published in six volumes between 1776 and 1788. The Decline and Fall is known for the quality and irony of its prose, its use of primary sources, and its open criticism of organized religion. Gibbon returned to England in June 1765. His father died in 1770, and after tending to the estate, which was by no means in good condition, there remained quite enough for Gibbon to settle fashionably in London at 7 Bentinck Street, independent of financial concerns. By February 1773, he was writing in earnest, but not without the occasional self-imposed distraction. He took to London society quite easily, joined the better social clubs, including Dr. Johnson's Literary Club, and looked in from time to time on his friend Holroyd in Sussex. He succeeded Oliver Goldsmith at the Royal Academy as 'professor in ancient history' (honorary but prestigious). In late 1774, he was initiated a freemason of the Premier Grand Lodge of England. And, perhaps least productively in that same year, he was returned to the House of Commons for Liskeard, Cornwall through the intervention of his relative and patron, Edward Eliot. He became the archetypal back-bencher, benignly "mute" and "indifferent," his support of the Whig ministry invariably automatic. Gibbon's indolence in that position, perhaps fully intentional, subtracted little from the progress of his writing. After several rewrites, with Gibbon "often tempted to throw away the labours of seven years," the first volume of what would become his life's major achievement, The History of the Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire, was published on February 17, 1776. Through 1777, the reading public eagerly consumed three editions for which Gibbon was rewarded handsomely: two-thirds of the profits amounting to approximately 1,000. Biographer Leslie Stephen wrote that thereafter, "His fame was as rapid as it has been lasting." And as regards this first volume, "Some warm praise from David Hume overpaid the labour of ten years." Volumes II and III appeared on March 1, 1781, eventually rising "to a level with the previous volume in general esteem." Volume IV was finished in June 1784 the final two were completed during a second Lausanne sojourn (September 1783 to August 1787) where Gibbon reunited with his friend Deyverdun in leisurely comfort. By early 1787, he was "straining for the goal" and with great relief the project was finished in June. Gibbon later wrote: "It was on the day, or rather the night, of the 27th of June, 1787, between the hours of eleven and twelve, that I wrote the last lines of the last page in a summer-house in my garden. ... I will not dissemble the first emotions of joy on the recovery of my freedom, and perhaps the establishment of my fame. But my pride was soon humbled, and a sober melancholy was spread over my mind by the idea that I had taken my everlasting leave of an old and agreeable companion, and that, whatsoever might be the future date of my history, the life of the historian must be short and precarious." Volumes IV, V, and VI finally reached the press in May 1788, publication having been delayed since March to coincide with a dinner party celebrating Gibbon's 51st birthday (the 8th).[22] Mounting a bandwagon of praise for the later volumes were such contemporary luminaries as Adam Smith, William Robertson, Adam Ferguson, Lord Camden, and Horace Walpole. Smith remarked that Gibbon's triumph had positioned him "at the very head of [Europe's] literary tribe." (Wikipedia)

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        Samlung merkwürdiger Medaillen (8 Jahrgänge in 4 Bänden – alles !).

      Nürnberg, Monath, 1737/44. - In welche[n] wöchentlich ein curioses Gepräg, meistens von modernen Medaillen, ausgesuchtet, und nicht nur fleissig in Kupfer vorgestellt, sondern auch durch eine historische Erläuterung hinlänglich erkläret, . Mit 8 gestochenen Frontisp., einigen gestochenen Vignetten, über 300 Münzkupfern im Text, 14 teils gefalteten Kupfertafeln, 2 gefalteten Tabellen, Pergamentbände der Zeit, 21,5 x 18 cm, Einbände leicht angestaubt, Band 1 unten mit leichtem Wasserrand, sonst innen sauber.

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        Den Lusthof van het Cureren der Peerden.

      Dordrecht: Hendrik Walpot, 1737 Third edition. Small 8vo (15,4 x 10,2 cm). (12), 393, (5) pp. Modern half leather. Gilt lettered spine. Illustrated with 6 woodcuts in the text. Good copy. The first Dutch veterinary medicine book about curing horses. For a full description and more images please visit: .

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        Eberts Naturlehre.

      3 Bde. 8. 559 (1) 494 (2), 528 S. Mit gest., kol. Frontisp. u. insges. 49 altkolor. Kupfertaf. HLdr.-Bde. d. Zt. m. Rückensch. u. Rückengoldpräg. Nur tlw. etw. stärker gebräunt die Kupfer tlw. im Rand hinterlegt bzw. etw. angerandet. vgl. Wegehaupt I, 515 (Ausg. Lpz.) Jörden VI, 55 - Ebert (1737-1805), Mathematiker, Philosoph, Dichter. "Als Schriftsteller machte er sich durch mehrere mathematische und philosophische Lehrbücher bekannt, welche sich durch logische Anordnung, Gründlichkeit und Deutlichkeit und nicht minder in stilistischer Hinsicht auszeichnen". (ADB) - Das Werk ist in Briefform, für Kinder von zehn bios zwölf Jahren, abgefasst. Die schönen Kupfer zeigen Säugetiere, Fische, Schmetterlinge, Vögel und Pflanzen sowie einige physikalische und astronomische Versuche.

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        Abhandlung von der Geburtshülfe [in vier Theilen].

      4 Bände in 2 [complett]. 8, (XXVII),210, 192 S. mit 27 gefalteten Kupfertafeln 259,(3) S., 1 Bl., (XVIII),268 S., mit 1 mehrfach gefalteten Kupfertafel mit insgesamt 4 Titelkupfern sowie 4 Textkupfer im ersten Teil, restaurierte Hldrbde i.Stil d.Zt unter Verwendung der alten Rücken, aufwändig wurden alle Randfehlstellen selbst Wurmlöcher einer gründlichen Papierrestaurierung unterzogen, der alte RotSchnitt blieb erhalten, alter Besitzvermerk aV, schöne saubere Exemplare, Erster Theil: Verhaltungsregeln für Schwangere, Gebährende und Kindbetterinnen Zweiter Theil: Behandlung natürlicher Geburten und ihrer Verschiedenheit Dritter Theil: Behandlung widernatürlicher und gefährlicher Geburten und von den übeln Folgen im Kindbette Vierter Theil: Vom Gebrauch der Instrumente.--Raphael Johann S.Steidele( 1737-1823) - Prof. der Geburtshilfe an der Universität Wien 'galt zu seiner Zeit in der Geburtshilfe als eine Autorität ersten Ranges' [Hirsch V,519].- Modifizierte die Geburtszange.- Die Kupfertafeln zeigen verschiedene Geburtslagen, einen Geburtsstuhl, sowie großformatig 4 Instrumente.-

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      LES LETTRES DE MESSIRE ROGER DE RABUTIN, COMTE DE BUSSY, Lieutenant Général des Armées du Roi, et Mestre de Camp Général de la Cavalerie française et étrangère. Nouvelle édition. [Première-Quatrième partie]. Suivi de : NOUVELLES LETTRES DE MESSIRE ROGER DE RABUTIN, COMTE DE BUSSY, Lieutenant Général des Armées du Roi, et Mestre de Camp Général de la Cavalerie française et étrangère. Avec les réponses. Paris, Veuve Delaulne, 1737-1727 7 volumes in-12 (17 x 10 cm) de (4)-374-(2), (4)-295, (6)-550, (8)-491-(3), (10)-448, (8)-386 et (8)-383 pages. Reliure plein veau fauve glacé et moucheté de brun, dos lisses ornés, triple-filet doré en encadrement des plats, roulette dorée en encadrement intérieur des plats, tranches dorées. Léger manque à l'extrémité de la coiffe inférieure du dernier volume. Un coin légèrement usé, légères marques sans gravité. Intérieurs d'une très grande fraîcheur. Très bel ensemble relié très probablement entre 1780 et 1790. La reliure ne porte aucune marque de relieur mais possède quelques caractéristiques (fers et filets) qui sont généralement données à l'atelier de Derome. C'est la meilleure édition et la plus complète parue à cette date. Curieusement, dans tous les exemplaires de cette série, les 4 premiers volumes sont datés 1737 quand les 3 derniers sont datés 1727, soit 10 ans plus tôt, bien que parus chez le même libraire-imprimeur (la Veuve Delaulne). On trouve un très grand nombre de lettres dans cette riche correspondance de Bussy-Rabutin. Exilé sur ses terres de Bourgogne à Bussy pendant près de dix-sept années à cause de son libertinage et surtout à cause de son Histoire amoureuse des Gaules qui circula en manuscrit et imprimée pendant toute la seconde moitié du XVIIe siècle, pour la plus grande fureur de Louis XIV qui ne lui pardonna jamais d'avoir chansonné les amours du Roi, Bussy-Rabutin se livre ici dans son intimité. Mais ce qu'il y a de plus remarquable sans aucun doute dans cette correspondance, c'est qu'on y trouve aussi les réponses des nombreux correspondants du comte, fait rare dans l'édition des correspondances anciennes qui sont parvenues jusqu'à nous. On y retrouve notamment la plus célèbre de ses correspondantes, la marquise de Sévigné, Marie de Rabutin Chantal. On sait que c'est le fils de Roger de Rabutin qui édita en partie avec le Père Bouhours la correspondance de Bussy (1697-1709). C'est également le fils de Roger de Rabutin qui communiqua les manuscrits des premières lettres publiées de la marquise de Sévigné, quelques années plus tard. BEL EXEMPLAIRE DE CETTE ÉDITION ESTIMÉE.

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        Ceremoniale monastico-Benedictinum, Quo exempta congregatio Bavarica sub titulo SS. Angelorum Custodum ad varios religionis actus uti solet, Jussu, & Auctoritate Capituli Generalis Editum.

      Tegernsee, Klosterdruckerei 1737. - Mit zahlr. Notenseiten in rot und schwarz. 4 Bl., 268 (recte 316) S. Lederband d. Zt. Rücken und Vorderdeckel mit etwas Wurmfraß am Bezug. Tls. fleckig. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Thuringia sacra, sive historia monasteriorum, quae olim in Thuringia florverunt... Accedunt S. Reyheri Monumenta Landgraviorum Thuringiae et Marchiorum Misniae, aucta et emendata.

      Otto, Heinrich Friedrich. Thuringia sacra, sive historia monasteriorum, quae olim in Thuringia florverunt... Accedunt S. Reyheri Monumenta Landgraviorum Thuringiae et Marchiorum Misniae, aucta et emendata. Frankfurt Weidmann 1737. Mit 106 ganzseitigen (davon 6 doppelseitig) Kupfertafeln, 1 doppelseitige Stammtafel und zahlreichen Textholzschnitten. Fol. 6 Bl., 956 Seiten, zzgl Tafelanhang und Index, großformatig: 22 x 24,5 cm, 2,9kg, original Ganzpergamenteinband auf Holz gezogen, rundum Rotschnitt, schwarz/rotes Titelblatt, Einband mit altem handschriftlichen Rückenschildchen aus Papier, Texte in Deutsch und Latein. Einband gering bestoßen , pergamenttypisch gedunkelt, insgesamt wohlerhalten Fehlstelle am Vortitelblatt und am Innendeckelbezug vor langer Zeit professionel hinterlegt, Titelblatt mit handschriftlichen Notizen von alter Hand, deutet auf ehemaligen Klosterbesitz hin. Papier alterspypisch etwas gedunkelt, nur gelegentliche Stockflecken, insgesamt wirklich gutes Originalexemplar dieser seltenen Ausgabe. Großformatige aussagekräftige Fotos auf Anfrage. Das Buch wird versichert versandt. #H138

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        Histoire des rats, pour servir a l'histoire universelle. [Ensemble] Dissertation sur la prééminence des chats dans la société, sur les autres animaux d'Egipte

      Second edition of the history of rats, possibly a reprint of the first published the previous year in 1737 and identical to it.New edition under a different title Moncrif Cats, originally published in 1727 and illustrated in Figures 9 after Charles Antoine Coypel by Caylus.Binding in full mottled calf brown circa 1815. Back to nerves decorated with 5 irons, fat nets and rollers. red calf as an exhibit. frieze framing on the boards, and inner frieze. 3 corners bumped. Traces of friction. Misses the bottom right corner of the first page after the title of the second book. Beautiful copy, well connected. S.n. & chez Jean Daniel Beman A Ratopolis& aRotterdam 1738 - 1741 in-8 (13x21cm) (4) xvj, 140pp. (12) (4bc.) VIII, 204pp. (13) relié

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        Les Agremens De La Campagne, Ou Remarques Particulieres Sur la construction des Maisons de Campagne plus ou moins magnifiques Des Jardins de Plaisance, & des Plantages, Avec les Ornements... On y apprend encore Comment on peut cultiver & multiplier, dans ce Pais froid, les Ananas, les Citroniers, les Limoniers, les Orangers, & autres Plantes des Climats chauds. On y trouve de plus Une inscription sur la maniere de construire les Thermometres, nécessaires en pareils cas avec des observations sur la culture des Fruits de Terre & des Legumes,...

      4. XXIV, 4 Bll., 412 S. 20 Bll. Mit 15 gefalt. Kupfertaf. u. Holzschnitt-Vign. Ldr. Mit reicher Rückengoldpräg. Gesprenkelte Deckel. Rotschnitt. Barbier I, 81 Jöcher-A. 2, 497 - Seltene 2. Ausgabe (die EA erschien 1737 in Holländisch). Das erste Handbuch über das Anlegen von Obst- u. Gemüsegärten in beheizbaren Gewächshäusern um exotische Grüchte wie Ananas und Zitrusfrüchte in kalten Regionen zu kultivieren. Die tlw. mehrfach gefalt. Kupfertaf., gest. v. den besten Stechern der Zeit, wie Jan Wandelaar, Francois van Bleyswyck, Joh. van Spijk, Jan Caspar Philips, zeigen verschiedene Zitrusfrüchte, Ananas, Gewächshäuser u. a. beetversch. Gewächshäuser, Zitrusfrüchte, Ananas.

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        Storia di Francia in compendio dallo stabilimento della Monarchia Francese nelle Gallie, sino a tempi nostri... Traduzione dal francese del padre Alessandro Pompeo Berti della Congregazione della Madre di Dio.

      Pezzana, 1737. Tre volumi di cm. 24 pp. (12) xl, 740 (28); (4) 756 (48); (4) 506 (72). Bell'antiporta allegorica incisa in rame al primo volume (Orsolini), primo frontespizio in rosso e nero, fregi e capolettera decorati. Legatura strettamente coeva in cart. alla rustica con nervi passanti. Solo il dorso del terzo volume disunito, peraltro esemplare frescho, marginoso ed in eccellente stato di conservazione. Prima ed unica traduzione italiana, assai rara.

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        Vorarbeiten zur Geschichte der Göttinger Universität und Bibliothek. Herausgegeben vom Universitätsbund Göttingen. Hefte 1-25 (= alles Erschienene).

      25 Teile bzw. Hefte in 6 Bänden - vollständige Folge., Teils mit Tafeln und vereinzelt mit Textabbildungen. Einbände gering berieben und bestoßen Band 1 (Hefte 1-6) im Format etwas kleiner die OBroschuren der Hefte 1-8 sind eingebunden - außerdem sind noch die Vorderteile von 4 OBroschuren (Hefte 9, 13, 16 u. 22) eingebunden Papier einiger Hefte leicht gebräunt Heft 2 leicht wasserrandig und Papier dieses Heftes etwas wellig Heft 7 teils etwas wasserrandig vereinzelt leichte Knickspuren die Tafeln von Heft 10 sind am Schluß des Bandes, also nach Heft 12, eingebunden. Enthält: Heft 1. Richard Fick: Ein Bericht Heynes aus der westfälischen Zeit und seine programmatische Bedeutung (82 S.) Heft 2. Hans Hecht (Hg.): Briefe aus G. Chr. Lichtenbergs englischem Freundeskreis. Aus den Handschriften des Lichtenberg-Archivs (3 Bll., 73 S. - mit 1 doppelblattgroßen Tafel nach William Hogarth) Heft 3. Alfred Hessel: Leibniz und die Anfänge der Göttinger Bibliothek (18 S. - mit 1 Textabbildung) Heft 4. Paul Hahn: Georg Christoph Lichtenberg und die exakten Wissenschaften. Materialien zu seiner Biographie (87(1) S.) Heft 5. Beiträge zur Göttinger Bibliotheks- und Gelehrtengeschichte. Herausgegeben und den Teilnehmern der 24. Versammlung deutscher Bibliothekare gewidmet von der Universitäts-Bibliothek (142 S., 1 Bl. - mit 8 Tafeln und 1 Textabbildung) Heft 6. Hans-Günther Seraphim: Johann Hinrich von Bülow und seine Bibliothek (94 S., 1 Bl. - mit 12 Tafeln) Heft 7. Max Arnim und Götz von Selle (Bearb.): Corpus Academicum Gottingense (1737-1928) nebst Verzeichnis der Preisträger der Georgia Augusta (1753-1928). Mit einem Anhang: Kurzgefasstes Repertorium des Universitäts-Archivs zu Göttingen (XII, 346 S.) Heft 8. Bernhard Zimmermann: Geschichte des Reitinstitutes der Universität Göttingen von der Gründung der Universität bis zur Gegenwart. Ein Beitrag zur Geschichte der Leibesübungen (4 Bll., 106 S., Tafelanhang, IV S. - mit Abbildungen auf 12 Tafeln) Heft 9. Alexander Ihle: Christoph Meiners und die Völkerkunde (152 S. - mit Titelportrait) Heft 10. Hans Plischke: Die Ethnographische Sammlung der Universität Göttingen, ihre Geschichte und Bedeutung (48 S. - mit Abbildungen auf 24 Tafeln - Tafeln am Schluß des Bandes, also nach Heft 12, eingebunden) Heft 11. Hans Joachim Herpel: Die Entwicklung des landwirtschaftlichen Studiums an der Universität Göttingen (2 Bll., 218 S. - mit Frontispiz) Heft 12. Friedrich Gercke: Heinrich Thöl. Ein Göttinger Rechtsgelehrter (8, 143 S. - mit 4 Tafeln) Heft 13. R. Fick und G. von Selle (Hg.): Briefe an Ewald (Georg Heinrich August Ewald). Aus seinem Nachlaß (VIII, 223 S.) Heft 14. Walter Habenicht: Georg Friedrich von Martens. Professor des Natur- und Völkerrechts in Göttingen. Eine biographische und völkerrechtliche Studie (105 S. - mit 3 Tafeln) Heft 15. Heinrich Edelhoff: Johann Nikolaus Forkel. Ein Beitrag zur Geschichte der Musikwissenschaft (135 S.) Heft 16. Heinrich Weber: Gustav Hugo. Vom Naturrecht zur historischen Schule. Ein Beitrag zur Geschichte der deutschen Rechtswissenschaft (88 S.) Heft 17. Hela Welter: Geschichte der Dermatologie an der Universität Göttingen (1737-1934) (87 S.) Heft 18. Werner Kohlhagen: Die Pathologische Anatomie in Göttingen während der ersten Hälfte des 19. Jahrhunderts (37(1) S.) Heft 19. Johannes Alfers: Die Pathologische Anatomie in Göttingen unter Förster, Beckmann, W. Krause und Ponsick (1852-1878) (36 S.) Heft 20. Hans Bradtmöller: Die Geschichte der geburtshilflichen Zangen und Hebel, dargestellt an Hand der Instrumentensammlung der Göttinger Universitäts-Frauenklinik (48 S., 1 Bl., 2 Bll., Tafelanhang, 1 Bl. - mit Abbildungen auf 20 Tafeln) Heft 21. Otto Kern (Hg.): Aus dem amtlichen und wissenschaftlichen Briefwechsel von Carl Otfried Müller - ausgewählte Stücke mit Erläuterungen (14, 417 S.) Heft 22. Lina Ramsauer: Johann Georg Roederer, der Begründer der wissenschaftlichen Geburtshilfe (58 S. - mit 2 Tafeln) Heft 23. Alte Göttinger Landsmannschaften. Urkunden zu ihrer frühesten Geschichte (1737-1813). Mit 4 (3 farbigen) Tafeln (94 S.) Heft 24. Hanns Luft: Die pathologische Anatomie in Göttingen unter Johannes Orth (1878-1902) (91 S. - mit 1 Portraittafel) Heft 25. Irmela Voß: Das pathologisch-anatomische Werk Albrecht v. Hallers in Göttingen (35(1) S.).

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        Catalogue des Livres de feue Madame la Comtesse de Verruë, dont la Vente se fera en détail en son Hôtel, rue du Cherchemidy

      - Woodcut arms on title. 2 p.l., 240 pp. 8vo, attractive antique half-calf & speckled boards (first & final leaves a little foxed), spine gilt, red morocco lettering piece on spine. Paris: G. Martin, 1737. The scarce sale catalogue of the library of one of the great woman book collectors, Jeanne Baptiste d'Albert de Luynes, Comtesse de Verruë (1670-1736), known as "la Dame de volupté." Married at age 13, she is best remembered for her liaison with Victor-Amédée, Duke of Savoy. In 1700, she fled to Paris where she established herself as a leading member of the intellectual world. She formed a large collection of antiquities, art objects, and books. This catalogue, listing about 18,000 books, is based on the inventory made after the Comtesse's death in November of 1736. There are only 389 lots but each contains many titles. Guigard (Vol. I, p. 206) describes her library as "surtout remarquable parmi tant de remarquables choses: un diamant serti d'or." La Vallière acquired the works of drama and they are now at the Arsenal. Very good copy. Priced throughout in a contemporary hand. ? Bléchet, p. 95. Grolier Club, Printed Catalogues of French Book Auctions?1643-1830, 44. Peignot, p. 131. Pollard & Ehrman no. 275. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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      Madrid. 370pág + 33h, indice. 31x21,5. Insertos sus reales privilegios, aprovadas,y confirmadas por el Rey nuestro señor D.Felipe Quinto 1737. pequeño orificio de polilla primeras paginas sin afectar al texto(FOTO).

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        Den berømmelige Norske Handel-Stad Bergens Beskrivelse ved ... (Iste - Anden Part).

      Kjøbenhavn 1737. (4 bl.), 311 s. Samt. helskinnbd. m. opph. bånd, gulldekor. Ryggen slitt m. sår nederst, falser slitt. 2 n. på tbl. i eldre hånd delvis overklusset. Relevante notater i eldre hånd på bakre fribl.

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        The Law and Lawyers Laid Open, in Twelve Visions. To which is Added, Plain Truth, in Three Dialogues, Between Truman, Skinall, Dryboots, Three Attorneys, and Season a Bencher

      Printed for T. Woodman, at Camden's Head in Round-Court [etc.]. Only edition of an imaginative proposal for extensive law reform (based on the author's Twelve Visions), patterned upon Cervantes' contemporary, Francisco Quevedo, and conceiving a Court of the Underworld before which the law is found wanting. Contemporary speckled calf, gilt, joints just cracking but firm, clean and even pretty; the Taussig copy. Printed for T. Woodman, at Camden's Head in Round-Court [etc.], London, 1737.

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        RHEINFELDEN., "Rheinfelda Regia regionis ejusdem nomenclaturae". Blick über den Rhein auf Rheinfelden mit der Christkatholischen Kirche.

      Kupferstich von Jos. Schmutzer, nach "Johann Heinrich Mejer von Winterthur delin", 1737, 32,5 x 44,5 cm. Aus: M. Herrgott, "Genealogiae ... Habsburgicae". - Links oben Titelkartusche. Sehr schönes, gut erhaltenes, breitrandiges Blatt mit Mittelbug. Baden-Württemberg

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        FREIBURG., "Arx vetus Zaringensis, ac munimenta Oppidi Friburgensis". Panoramablick von Schloß Zähringen bis Freiburg (14,5 x 44 cm), darüber Vogelschauplan von Freiburg, Staufen und St. Trudpert. Daneben Ansichten der Schlösser Scharfenstein, Regelsburg und Staufen sowie eine 'Textkartusche.

      Kupferstich von Jos. Schmutzer, 1737, 32 x 43,5 cm. Schefold 23211/12. - Aus: M. Herrgott, "Genealogiae ... Habsburgicae". - Dekoratives Sammelblatt, gestochen nach Jonas, Freiburg, 1734. - Breitrandig und gut erhalten. Baden-Württemberg

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        LENZBURG., "Praesidium Lenzburgense in pago Argovice, primaria quondam sedes Comitatus Rore". Blick über Felder auf die Stadt, links auf einer Anhöhe Schloss Lenzburg.

      Kupferstich von Jos. Schmutzer, nach "Johan Heinrich Meyer von Winterthur del.", 1737, 32,5 x 44 cm. Aus: M. Herrgott, "Genealogiae ... Habsburgicae". - Rechts oben Titelkartusche. Sehr schönes, gut erhaltenes, breitrandiges Blatt mit Mittelbug. Europa, Schweiz

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        BADEN., "Badensis in Argovia, Castellum et oppidum, Sedes Habsburgica". Blick von einer Anhöhe über die Limmat auf die Stadt Baden.

      Kupferstich von Jos. Schmutzer, nach "Johann Heinrich Meyer von Winterthur delin", 1737, 32,5 x 44,5 cm. Aus: M. Herrgott, "Genealogiae ... Habsburgicae". - Links oben Titelkartusche. Sehr schönes, gut erhaltenes, breitrandiges Blatt mit Mittelbug. Europa, Schweiz

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        KYBURG., "Castri Kiburg". Ansicht vom Tal aus.

      Kupferstich von Jos. Schmutzer, nach "Johan Heinrich Meyer von Winterthur del.", 1737, 32,5 x 44 cm. Aus: M. Herrgott, "Genealogiae ... Habsburgicae". - Links oben Titelkartusche. Sehr schönes, gut erhaltenes, breitrandiges Blatt mit Mittelbug. Europa, Schweiz

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        The Law and Lawyers Laid Open, in Twelve Visions. To which is Added, Plain Truth, in Three Dialogues, Between Truman, Skinall, Dryboots, Three Attorneys, and Season a Bencher

      Printed for T. Woodman, at Camden's Head in Round-Court [etc.], London 1737 - Contemporary speckled calf, gilt, joints just cracking but firm, clean and even pretty; the Taussig copy Only edition of an imaginative proposal for extensive law reform (based on the author's Twelve Visions), patterned upon Cervantes' contemporary, Francisco Quevedo, and conceiving a Court of the Underworld before which the law is found wanting [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        BOSNIA]. Le Royaume de Bosnie, dans son entier, dedie a son Exellence Monseigr. le feld Marechal Comte de Khewenhüller. Carte Originale et particuliere de la Bosnie dans son entier la premiere donnee au public.

      - An exquisite map of Bosnia printed on silk, depicting the active theatre of the Austro-Turkish War (1737-1739), dedicated to Field Marshall Ludwig Andreas von Khevenhüller. This exceptionally fine map of Bosnia was printed on silk by Etienne Briffaut in Vienna, during the height of the Austro-Turkish War (1737-1738). During the 18th Century, maps were printed on silk for the use of senior field officers and cavalry commanders. They could be conveniently folded into an officer’s coat and unfurled at a moment’s notice. They were issued in very limited numbers and very few examples survive, especially in such fine condition as the present map. The depiction of Bosnia depicted on the map is highly detailed and accurate for the time, and is clearly based on groundbreaking reconnaissance done by Austrian engineers, who surveyed the countryside on horseback. Indeed, one of Briffaut’s primary sources may have been manuscript maps made by Johannes Weingartner (see no. 19 above). The map shows the territory between Krka in Slovenia and Belgrade, on which are marked post stations, roads, as well as Austrian and Ottoman military positions corresponding to the early days of the conflict. Such a map would have imbued with great operational utility by Austrian officers. Briffaut dedicated the map to Field Marshall Ludwig Andreas von Khevenhüller (1683 – 1744), who became the commander of the Habsburg forces in the region in 1736 and subsequently the victor of the Battle of Radujevac, Serbia, in 1737. Briffaut likely printed a very quantity of examples of this map for the use of Khevenhüller and his senior staff. The Austro-Turkish War of 1737 to 1739 was essentially a rematch of the conflict fought between Austria and the Ottomans from 1714 to 1718, during which the Habsburgs captured much territory, including Belgrade and much of Serbia. Unfortunately for the Austrians, this war was not successful, as the Turks managed to regain much of what they had lost in the previous war. The Treaty of Belgrade (1739), which ended the conflict, saw the return of Belgrade and much of Serbia to the Ottomans. In 1740, Briffaut published a revised edition of his map of Bosnia, reflecting the modified boundaries according to the new treaty. Not much is known about Etienne Briffaut, the publisher of the map, and his biography can only be partially assembled from fragments found in a variety of sources. Briffaut was born probably between 1700 and 1710 in Saulxures-sur-Moselotte, Lorraine, a region that was part of the Holy Roman Empire until 1766. He was active as a publisher and bookseller in Vienna from around 1730 until at least 1758, when he issued his last recorded catalogue. He was best known for publishing works of French literature, then very much à la mode in the Austrian capital. In the late 1730s, he began printing detailed military maps relating the ongoing Austro-Turkish War, focusing on the theatres in Serbia, Bosnia, and Romania. His maps were separately issued and it appears that they were published in small print runs, commensurate the ‘boutique’ nature of Briffaut’s business. As such, all of his maps are today very rare. On January 30, 1756, Briffault received a noble title (Ritterstand), such that he was henceforth known as Briffault von Slawietin (Briffaut ze Slav?tína), referring to small estate in what is now the Czech Republic (August von Doerr, Der Adel der böhmischen Kronländer; ein Verzeichnis derjenigen Wappenbriefe und Adelsdiplome welche in den Böhmischen Saalbüchern der Adelsarchive., 1900, p. 239). His library was sold at public auction in Prague in 1773, causing one to assume that he was already deceased by that time (Bibliotheca Stephani Briffaut de Slawietin . auctione publica distrahetur / Stephan Briffaut de Slawietin. Wien: Schulz, 1773). In 1786, his wife Maria Theresa is mentioned as a widow (Das Königreich Böhmen: bd. Caslauer kris. 1843, p. 108). References: Ungrisches Magazin 1783 (vol. 3, nr. 4) p. 470; Peter R. Frank

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        Amstellandsche arkadia, of Beschryving van de gelegenheit, toestant en gebeurtenissen van Amstellandt. Eerste deel en Tweede deel.

      Amsterdam: Arent van Huyssteen, 1737 First edition. 2 volumes. 8vo (15,2 x 9,5 cm). (16), 400; (2), 327, (9) pp. Contemporary uniform half calf. Spine with 5 raised bands, 5 gilt fleurons and red morocco letterpieces. Illustrated with an engraved frontispiece, 2 engraved title-vignettes, a folding table and 12 folding engraved plates. Including an index. Contains views of i.a. Amstelveen Ouder Kerk, Haarlemmerpoort, Slooten, Sloterdijk, Waverveen by a.o. J.C. Philips and C. Pronk. Edited by Gerrit Schoemaker [1692-1736]. Complete. Pages 129 & 144 misbound in wrong order. Apart from a few minor imperfections a very good set. For a full description and more images please visit: .

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        Eberts Naturlehre. Erster - dritter Band.

      3 Bde. 559 + 1 S. + 23 Taf., 494 + 1 S. + 12 Taf., 528 S. + 15 Taf. Priv. Hld. der Zeit. Mit insges. 50 altkolorierten, gefalteten Tafeln. Komplett. - Leichte Gbrsp., teilw. leicht stockfleckig, R. m. kl. Fehlstellen, Ebd. berieben. - Schöne kräftige, gefaltete Kupfer. - Ebert (1737 - 1805), der Sohn eines sächsischen Steuerbeamten begann 1756 ein Studium an der Univ. Leipzig, das er 1760 als Magister der Philosophie abschloß, und habilitierte sich im folgenden Jahr. Er hielt mathematische und philosophische Vorlesungen, begab sich 1764 auf eine Reise durch Deutschland und Frankreich, war 1768/69 als Hofmeister in St. Petersburg tätig und folgte 1770 einem Ruf als Prof. der Mathematik nach Wittenberg. In seinen zahlreichen mathematischen, philosophischen und naturwissenschaftlichen Abhandlungen (u.a. Unterweisungen in den Anfangsgründen der Naturlehre..., 1775) versuchte E. das Wissen verständlich zu vermitteln und so für eine soziale Reformbewegung zu nutzen. 1784/85 gab er das Wochenblatt "Der Philosoph für Jedermann" heraus er war Verfasser der satirischen Wochenblätter "Fidibus" (1768-70) und "Tapeten" (1771-76). (DBE)

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        De la distribution des maisons de plaisance, et de la décoration des édifices en général. [Reprint der 2 Bde. zus. 2 Bde., komplett] .

      4, 198 u. XVI, 180 S. u. zahlr. Falttaf., OLwd. m. gold. Rückenpräg., Kapitale min. gedrückt, Umschlag lichtrandig (Rücken etw. ausgeblichen), innen tadellos. EA dieses Reprints der Ausgabe Paris, Jombert 1737/1738. Jacques-François Blondel (1705 - 1774) war ein französischer Architekt, Kunsttheoretiker, Architekturhistoriker und Beiträger zur Encyclopédie. Er begann seine Laufbahn als Kupferstecher für Architekturmotive und wurde einer der bedeutendsten Architekturlehrer Frankreichs im 18. Jahrhundert.

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        C. Valerius Catullus veronensis

      Josephus Cominus, Padova, 1737. In-quarto XL+608 pp.; 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. Cop pergamenata originale ottime condizioni.

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        Autograph Letter Signed to Jonathan Belcher, SIGNED BY BOTH MEN

      Concord, 1737. Folio. Old fold marks, else very good. Folio. Belcher was the colonial govenor of Massachusetts and New Hampshire and later of New Jersey. This interesting letter is addressed to Belcher as govenor of N.H. and concerns the "swapping" of a horse, "a Mair." The transaction was a bit shady and a controversy resulted, with Samuel Bickford hastening to "Gov. Belcher for redress. The document is signed by Belcher on the verso. Also signed by Richard Waldron as secretary. Belcher is remem=bered for leaving his library of 374 volumes to the College of New Jersey (Princeton). DAB, II, pp. 143-144

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        AUTOGRAPH DOCUMENT SIGNED by Jeremiah Gridley regarding legal matters

      1737.. 1737.. Good. Colonial Autograph Document Signed By the Teacher of John Adams, Jeremiah Gridley, Regarding Legal Matters. - sc - The document is dated January 31, 1737 and docketed on the verso by Ezekiel Goldthwait as Clerk. Over 150 words densely penned by Gridley on a 6-1/8 inch high by 3-3/4 inch wide sheet of creamy white paper. The once folded document, signed by Gridley "Judge Jer. Gridley / pro Apte [appellate?]", is inlaid into a 10-1/2 inch high by 7-1/2 inch wide cream paper mat. Good. <p>The document is addressed to the Justices of the Superior Court of Judicature to be held at Boston in February. It involves the case of Thomas Gile [?] who is attempting to collect a sum of money owed to him by Anthony Bracket and his wife.<p>Jeremiah Gridley (1701-1767) was born in Boston and graduated from Harvard in 1725. He started his practice of law in the 1730's. In 1731 he founded the "Weekly Rehearsal", a literary journal that he published & edited from Sept. 27, 1731-1733. Gridley was quickly recognized as one of the most learned lawyers in Boston. He took on such illustrious students as John Adams, William Cushing and James Otis. In addition he founded a marine insurance company, served as overseer of the public schools and was a grand master of the Masons in America. He was a member of the General Court of Massachusetts where he usually took the side of the colonists in heir grievances with England. He was appointed attorney general on March 25, 1767 but died September 10 of the same year. [Ref: Charles McKirdy: "Massashusetts Lawyers on the Eve of the American Revolution" (Boston, 1984)].<p>Ezekiel Goldthwait (b.1710) was elected town clerk in 1741 and continued in this position until 1761. He played a prominent role in the affairs of the town.<p>RARE.

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        Constitutiones synodales Sabinae dioecesis editae ab Hannibale cardinale S. Clementis episcopo Sabinorum s.r.e. Camerario, anno domini 1736. Cum Appendice antiquarum synodorum, & variorum monimentorum ejusdem dioecesis quotquot hactenus reperiri potuerunt

      Ex Typ. Ven. Cappellae SS. Sacramenti, apud Hier. Mainardum, 1737. Cm. 33, pp. (28) 115 (1) 372. Primo frontespizio in rosso e nero con bella vignetta centrale incisa in rame, da p. 219 , la seconda parte è preceduta da un frontespizio anch'esso contenente una grande vignetta incisa. Il testo è inoltre abbellito da testate e grandi capolettera elegantemente incisi un rame. Solida legatura coeva in piena pergamena rigida con titoli in oro su tassello al dorso. Tagli colorati. Bell'esemplare, fresco e genuino. Un timbro ex libris al verso del frontespizio (R.D.E. Gelin). Edizione originale ed unica, piuttosto rara.

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        Grundriß der Beyden Churf. Residentz Städte Berlin und Cölln an der Spree.

      - Kupferstich n. Merian/Memhard aus Küster, 1737, 26 x 35 Schulz, Stadtpläne von Berlin, Nr. 3 ( PV Nr. 2.) - Genaue Kopie des "Memhard-Planes", erschienen in Küster, Alt und Neu Berlin, 1737. Zu den Unterschieden zur Erstausgabe bei Merian siehe Schulz. [Attributes: First Edition]

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