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        De l'Attaque et de la Defense des Places

      1737. First Edition . VAUBAN, [Sébastien le Prestre de]. De lÂ’Attaque et de la Défense des Places. WITH: De lÂ’Attaque et le la Defense des PlacesÂ… Tome Second. Contenant un Traité Pratique des Mines. Le Have [The Hague]: Pierre de Hondt, 1737, 1742. Two volumes in one. Quarto, early 19th-century half green cloth, blue marbled boards. $2800.First editions of VaubanÂ’s massive posthumous two-volume De lÂ’Attaque et de la la Défense des Places, the “standard work for students of fortifications and siegecraft until the second half of the 19th century,” with 45 splendid engraved plates (including 25 folding), by this powerfully influential military strategist whose legacy was so esteemed by Napoleon that he ordered VaubanÂ’s heart be placed under the dome of the Invalides in Paris.Legendary 17th-century military strategist Sébastien le Prestre de Vauban is considered central in “determining the course of siege warfare for the next century or more. Not only did he provide a systematic discussion of the siege attack (the basis for tactical doctrine), but his legacyÂ… completely altered the face of early modern siegecraft, reversing the dominance of the century-old trace italienne design and overturning as well the pattern of long, bloody, uncertain sieges of the 16th and 17th centuries. His swift conquests of Spanish and Dutch towns in the War of Devolution, the Dutch War, the War of Reunions, and the Nine YearsÂ’ War won him fame throughout Europe; a contemporary adage boasted that a town besieged by Vauban was one taken, while a town defended by him was one savedÂ… The Vauban legacy thus eliminated the eternal sieges of a previous age.” Vauban, who was made Marshal of France in 1703, directed 47 sieges during the many campaigns that shaped the countryÂ’s emerging frontiers under Louis XIV. In times of both war and peace, he worked tirelessly at designing and building new fortresses, and strengthening existing ones. Vauban almost single-handedly reversed the tendency of arduous expensive sieges, and although he died in 1707, “his legacy lasted far beyond his death. His stone and brick fortresses shaped campaigns long after he had been buried and outline FranceÂ’s hexagon today; some of them still stand, having survived even WWII bombardments (e.g. Cherbourg and Brest)Â… Much has been made of VaubanÂ’s strategic vision, particularly his creation of a rationalized, fortified frontiere de fer shielding France, the famous pre carre (translated alternately as a dueling round or a squared circle)Â…. The territorial boundaries Louis XIV conquered and defended with the aid of VaubanÂ’s abilities last to this day” (Ostwald, Vauban Under Siege, 9-13). Vauban is also seen as the first since the classic age of Rome to systematically build proper, permanent barracks to accommodate soldiers—a vital step in promoting their health, well-being and discipline. The sieges conducted by NapoleonÂ’s armies in the Iberian Peninsular in the second decade of the 19th century were clearly recognizable as Vauban-style assaults. So great was NapoleonÂ’s esteem for Vauban that in May 1808, he honored Vauban by arranging to have his heart placed within the grand monument erected under the dome of the Invalides in Paris. “VaubanÂ’s highly-renowned De lÂ’Attaque et de la Defense des PlacesÂ…. was the standard work for students of fortifications and siegecraft until the second half of the 19th century” (Gat, Origins, 35). Two volumes: containing 20 full-page and 25 folding maps and plans: bound without plates IV, XV (I). The 1742 work in this volume is devoted to the theory and practice of mines, and features a “Traité de la Guerre en Général, Par un Officier de Distinction.” Containing separate red- and black printed title pages, each with engraved lozenge; engraved ornamental initials, head- and tailpieces throughout. Occasional mispagination as issued without loss of text. With three rear leaves of advertisements. Text in French. Early owner inscriptions to title pages, and on blank bookplate tipped to front pastedown. Occasional lightly penciled marginalia. Three laid-in leaves of penciled notations.Interior fresh with light scattered foxing, slight rubbing, some edge-wear to early boards. An extremely good copy of this fundamental work in world and military history.

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        Dominia Anglorum in America Septentrionali

      1737. (AMERICA) HOMANN, Johann Baptista. Dominia Anglorum in America Septentrionali, Specialibus Mappis Londini primum a Mollio (Die Gros Britannische Colonie-Laender in Nord-America). [Nuremberg]: Homannianis Hered (Homann Heirs), [1737]. Large linen-backed single sheet (plate mark 22-1/2 by 20-1/4 inches; sheet size 26-1/2 by 22 inches), matted (entire piece measures 31-1/2 by 26 inches). $1500.Four handsome hand-colored maps on a single sheet, depicting English colonies in maritime Canada, New England, Virginia, Maryland and Carolina, based upon individual maps in Herman MollÂ’s Atlas Minor (1729) and used “as pictorial counterclaims to offset earlier maps by Delisle” that favored French boundaries.Divided into four quadrants and labeled, “A. New Foundland, od. Terra Nova St. Laurentii Bay die Fisch-Bank, Acadia nebst Einem Theil New Schotland; B. New Engelland, New York, New Yersey [sic] and Pensilvania; C. Virginia und Maryland; D. Carolina nebst einem Theil von Florida,” this combination of maps of British America appeared in J.B. HomannÂ’s Grosser Atlas (1737) as plate number 148, with the explanatory texts and captions translated from English to German. They are based on four individual maps by Herman Moll in his Atlas Minor (1729), which were used as pictorial evidence in support of counterclaims to earlier French maps by Delisle, as well as to document the recent claim of the British to sections of Florida, already occupied by Spain. There is quite a good deal of information about the Indian tribes and settlements, especially the Iroquois. MollÂ’s map of New England is known by cartographic historians as the “Post Map”—“one of the earliest references to postal routes in North America” (Schwartz & Ehrenberg). His map of the Atlantic provinces of Canada prominently features the cod fishing banks, which led to the French claim in 1763 to fishing and drying rights along most of the Western coast of Newfoundland. This Homann engraving is based on MollÂ’s second issue (1736), with “Azilia” instead of Georgia. The claim of Carolina extends down below Mosquito Inlet in Florida and reaches north almost to the James River. Cummins 233. See also Schwartz & Ehrenberg, 135 and Plate 78. Fine condition.

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        La vérité des Miracles opérés à l'intercession de M. de Pâris et autres appellans, démontrée contre M. l'Archevêque de Sens.

      S.l., 1737, 4 vol. in 12, à pagination multiple, ill. d'un front. et 17 gravures h. t. de convulsionnaires, pl. veau blond époque, dos lisse orné, bel exemplaire. Très rare édition in 12 parue la même année que l'originale in 4°, inconnue des bibliographies et qui comporte un frontispice qui ne figure pas dans l'originale (Montgeron remettant son livre à Louis XV). Seul le premier volume comporte une page de titre, comme le remarque Dorbon n°630 « édition de petit format non citée par les bibliographies... à signaler que le titre porte la mention 'tome premier', le seul vraisemblablement paru... » L'exemplaire décrit par Dorbon comportait 20 planches mais était beaucoup moins complet du texte que le notre (3 parties en 1 vol. contre 4 vol. ici). L'auteur fut enfermé à la Bastille une heure après la publication de son ouvrage. Il y restera enfermé 17 ans. « L'ouvrage le plus intéressant que l'on possède sur le diacre Pâris et les miraculés de la Saint-Médard » . Les planches, très spectaculaires, représentent les convulsionnaires miraculés en crise de transes mystico-religieuses, avant et après leur guérison. ¶ Caillet n°2039 - Pas d'exemplaire de cette édition in 12 au cat. CCFR, ni au cat. KVK.

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        Quaestionum juris publici libri duo,

      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.Publisher: Leiden: Johannes van Kerckhem.Year: 1737Edition: First edition.

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        La vérité des Miracles opérés à l'intercession de M. de Pâris et autres appellans, démontrée contre M. l'Archevêque de Sens.

      S.l., 1737, 4 vol. in 12, à pagination multiple, ill. d'un front. et 17 gravures h. t. de convulsionnaires, pl. veau blond époque, dos lisse orné, bel exemplaire. Très rare édition in 12 parue la même année que l'originale in 4°, inconnue des bibliographies et qui comporte un frontispice qui ne figure pas dans l'originale (Montgeron remettant son livre à Louis XV). Seul le premier volume comporte une page de titre, comme le remarque Dorbon n°630 « édition de petit format non citée par les bibliographies... à signaler que le titre porte la mention 'tome premier', le seul vraisemblablement paru... » L'exemplaire décrit par Dorbon comportait 20 planches mais était beaucoup moins complet du texte que le notre (3 parties en 1 vol. contre 4 vol. ici). L'auteur fut enfermé à la Bastille une heure après la publication de son ouvrage. Il y restera enfermé 17 ans. « L'ouvrage le plus intéressant que l'on possède sur le diacre Pâris et les miraculés de la Saint-Médard » . Les planches, très spectaculaires, représentent les convulsionnaires miraculés en crise de transes mystico-religieuses, avant et après leur guérison. ¶ Caillet n°2039 - Pas d'exemplaire de cette édition in 12 au cat. CCFR, ni au cat. KVK.

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        Projet de taille tarifée

      Second edition in the partly original, rare. The original was published in Paris in 1723, the author dissatisfied with his work proposed this revised and expanded second edition of the second part, the draft Suplémant priced size in which he answers the objections of his critics.Full speckled brown sheepskin time. Back with five nerves richly decorated with jewels and gold boxes, as part of morocco blond. Gilt on cups and caps wheels. All slices speckled red. Head cap threadbare, first nerve very slightly apparent at the joint, a little work to affect the last box and the tail of the lower jaw plate.Important work in which the author describes the innovative idea of a tax system that is supposed to contain both begging and enrich the state and individuals. The theories developed by Castel in this text are a first approach to solutions that will be works by the physiocrats Turgot under the ministry.The spelling of the volume is very surprising: it reflects the revolutionary ideas of the abbot, who wanted to reform the French spelling phonetically.--- Please note that the translation in english is done automatically, we apologize if the formulas are inaccurate. Contact us for any information! Chez Jean Daniel Beman A Rotterdam 1737 petit in-8 (9,5x15,5cm) (1p. tit.) 338pp. ; 96pp. relié

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        Règle artificielle du temps. Traité de la division naturelle et artificielle du Temps, des Horloges et des Montres de différentes constructions, de la manière de les construire et de les régler avec justesse. Nouvelle édition corrigée et augmentée de quelques mémoires sur l'horlogerie, par M. Julien Le Roy.

      Paris, Dupuis, 1737. ____ Illustré par 1 tableau et 5 planches hors-texte dépliantes. L'auteur qui était anglais, s'installa à Paris vers 1714 comme fabriquant de montres. Il est l'inventeur d'un nouvel échappement et surtout d'un système original pour diminuer les frottements. Son ouvrage contient la "Description d'une montre d'une nouvelle construction", une "Histoire critique des différentes sortes d'échappements", les "Remarques de M. Leibnitz sur le discours de M. H. Sully touchant la manière de gouverner les Horloges à pendule et les montres à spirales." Cette édition est augmentée de différents mémoires - qui occupent les 160 dernières pages - de Julien Le Roy qui a été l'élève de Sully. Il y a une préface de 6 pages placée après la page 272 - notées (273) à (278) - la pagination reprend à la suite à partir de 273. Tardy 239. Marguet, Hist. générale de la navigation pp. 138-141. Provenance : une inscription de l'époque sur le titre nous indique que l'ouvrage provient du collège des Oratoriens de Juilly et qu'il a été donné par l'abbé D'Herrer. Fondé en 1638, le collège de Juilly est un des plus anciens de France. Il a eut pour élèves Henri de Boulainvilliers, Montesquieu, Vaucanson, Jean-Dominique Cassini, Emile Clapeyron... Coiffe élimée. Bon exemplaire. *****. In-12. Collation : (24), 437 [notées 433], (15) pp., 1 tableau, 5 planches h.-t. Veau brun, dos à nerfs orné, tranches rouges. (Reliure de l'époque.).

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        [ AFRICA ] Africa Secundum legitimas Projectionis Stereographicae regulas et juxta recentissimas et relationes et observationes in subsidium vocatis quoque veterum Leonis Africani Nubiensis Geographi et alioru monumentis et eliminates fabulosis aliorum designationibus pro prasenti statue ejus aptius. Nuremberg, Homann Erben, 1737

      1737. Incisione in rame (cm 51.5x60) con colorazione di mano coeva. Bella e dettagliata carta complessiva dell'Africa, disegnata da Johann Matthias Hase e pubblicata nel "Atlantis Geographicus Maior" di Seutter, Matthaeus. Titolo entro cartouche decorata con figurine di pappagalli, e sotto al titolo descrizione di come la mappa è stata colorata a seconda delle diverse religioni; il tutto incorniciato da da uno scorcio di paesaggio marino sulla sfondo e, in primo piano, figurine di indigeni e mercanti europei con palme e animali decorativi, leoni e tigre. Magnifico e freschissimo esemplare.

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

      London: Aeneis tabvlis Incidit Johannes Pine, 1733-1737. 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."]. Very Good.

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        Delle Uova e dei Nidi degli Uccelli ... Aggiunte in fine alcune Osservazioni, con una Dissertazione sopra varie spezie di Cavellette

      Venezia: Antonio Bortoli, 1737. (8), 130, (2), 55, (1), engraved frontis, 2 (of 3) engraved section-titles, 27 (of 30) engraved plates. Hardback. Recent qtr. calf, marbled boards + endpapers. Light old water stain to outer edge/corner of most plates. This copy lacks plates I-III (of eggs) and the first engraved section-title. Vg copy. (285x200mm) Very scarce. The first work dedicated to birds' eggs and nests (pp. 130, 22 plates). Also includes a separately paginated treatise on grasshoppers (pp. 55, 8 plates), 'Osservazioni giornali sopra le Cavallette.. con una Dissertazione in fine intorno alle medesime' (pp. 1-33) and 'Dissertazione delle Cavallette' (pp. 35-55) [Nissen IVB, 1031; Horn-Schenkling, 24687]

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        THE BOOK OF COMMON PRAYER AND ADMINISTRATION OF THE SACRAMENTS, and other Rites and Ceremonies of the CHURCH, According to the Use of the Church of England: Together with the Psalter or Psalms of David, Pointed as they are to be Sung or Said in Churches

      Edinburgh: James Blair and John Nairn, 1737. Good antiquarian condition. 24mo (98 x 63 mm). Contemporary Scottish "Herringbone" binding, marbled endpapers, all edges gilt (binding rubbed and somewhat worn. The binding is probably from the same workshop as Bodleian Buchanan f.183 (Bible / Psalms in Metre, Edinburgh: J. Watson, 1716), a somewhat larger book measuring 127 x 66 mm. From the National Library of Scotland website: "During the 17th and 18th centuries, Scottish binders developed their own national styles, largely centred around two distinctive designs: the wheel and the herringbone. Both were established by 1725 and had entered their decline by the late 1770s, though the designs were occasionally used as late as the early 19th century. The herringbone was the earlier of the two styles to appear and it is likely it owes its existence to a desire to fill the rectangular centre-panels that had by this time become a feature of so many designs. The herringbone usually consists of a vertical stem placed in the centre of the cover with 'ribs' of paired tools placed symmetrically on either side. A variety of tools including fleurons, stars and 'fishscales' were used to adorn the space between the centre and the borders." Inscribed on 1st blank leaf "Mary Bennett 1750."

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

      Londini [London] aeneis tabulis incidit Iohannes Pine [through 1737] MDCCXXXIII-MDCCXXXVII. [ 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 Fine ¶ 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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        LE GRAND DICTIONNAIRE GEOGRAPHIQUE ET CRITIQUE. PAR M. BRUZEN LA MARTINIER (.).

      VENEZIA, PASQUALI 1737 - LE GRAND DICTIONNAIRE GEOGRAPHIQUE ET CRITIQUE. PAR M. BRUZEN LA MARTINIER (.). A VENISE, (VENEZIA), PASQUALI, MDCCXXXVII-XXXXI, (1737-41). 10 VOLUMI- OPERA COMPLETA, IN FRANCESE I VOLUMI HANNO 2 DIFFERENTI LEGATURE MA SI TRATTA COMUNQUE DELLA STESSA OPERA NELLA MEDESIMA EDIZIONE. DIMENSIONI CM 38 X 26. LEGATURE COEVE IN TUTTA PERGAMENA, VOLUMI DI CIRCA 1700 PAGINE. NORMALI SEGNI DEL TEMPO ALLA MAGGIORANZA DEI VOLUMI, PIù MARCATI ED EVIDENTI DIFETTI AL VOLUME TERZO E NONO, SIA ALLE LEGATURE CHE ALL'INTERNO. m-ant1 [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Vita di Piero Soderini Gonfaloniere

      Manfré nella Stamperia del Seminario 1737 - Vita di Piero Soderini Gonfaloniere perpetuo della Repubblica Fiorentina scritta dall' Abbate D. Silvano Razzi monaco Camaldolese. Padova, Manfré nella Stamperia del Seminario, 1737. In-4°, bellissima e pregiata legatura in piena pelle coeva, ricchissima di fregi floreali sui piatti e molte cornici dorate, dorso a sei nervi con fregi e titolo in oro taglio dorato. Questa rara opera è composta da un occhietto circondato da figure allegoriche, incise in rame, frontespizio circondato da motivi floreali, una tavola allegorica con titolo, una tavola col blasone ed un altra col ritratto del Soderini ed un altra ancora col ritratto del cardinale Francesco Soderini , (7), 312, (2), pp. con testate finali, iniziali e grande insegna tipografica incisi in rame. Capolavoro della Stamperia del Seminario. Gamba, 1614: Magnifica edizione. Dopo la Vita sono alquante Lettere spettanti al Soderini, o a lui scritte nel tempo del suo gonfalonierato. Bellini, Storia della Tipografia del Seminario, p. 406. Magnifica edizione riccamente illustrata con originali incisioni in rame. Da questa è tolta la nostra insegna qui riprodotta. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        The Church History of England, from the Year 1500, to the Year 1688. Chiefly with regard to Catholicks: being a complete account of the Divorce, Supremacy, Dissolution of Monasteries, and first Attempts for a Reformation under King ... (Truncated)

      Brussels, 1737, Hardcover, Book Condition: Very Good, Dust Jacket Condition: No Jacket, 1st Edition. Full Book Title: The Church History of England, from the Year 1500, to the Year 1688. Chiefly with regard to Catholicks: being a complete account of the Divorce, Supremacy, Dissolution of Monasteries, and first Attempts for a Reformation under King Henry VIII .... (eight Parts in three volumes). title continues (truncated) together with The Various Fortunes of the Catholick Cause ....The Lives of eminent Catholicks, Cardinals, Bishops, Inferior Clergy, Regulars, and Laymen, who have distinguished themselves by their Piety, Learning, or Military Abilities: also, a Distinct and Critical Account of the Works of the Learned: the Trial of those that suffered either on the Score of Religion, or for Real or Fictitious Plots against the Government: with the Foundation of all the English Colleges and Monasteries abroad.... To which is Prefixed, A General History of Ecclesiastical Affairs under the British, Saxon, and Norman Periods. Folio, comprising eight parts in three volumes, published between 1737 and 1742, although place of publication is given to be Brussels its is thought the work was actually printed in England, folio measuring 14" x 9", new half calf binding with marbled paper covered boards, lettered gilt on blue and burgundy labels to spines, new endpapers, large bookplates of a previous owner to front pastedowns, scattered spotting. Volume three lacks all before page one of text and the last eighty leaves have marginal loss to top corners (text not affected) - varying in degree and worsening toward back. Volume I : xx, 579, 8, pp. Volume II: [2], 526, 4, [1] pp. Volume III: 535, [4] pp. ESTC T90058, Book

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        Genera plantarum : eorumque characteres naturales secundum numerum, figuram, situm, & proportionem omnium fructificationis partium. / Corollarium Generum Plantarum......

      Leyden: Wishoff, 1737. 1st Edition. Hardcover. Genera plantarum : eorumque characteres naturales secundum numerum, figuram, situm, & proportionem omnium fructificationis partium. Leiden: Conrad Wishoff, 1737. [Bound with:] Corollarium Generum Plantarum... Leyden: Wishoff, 1737. [And:] Methodus Sexualis... Leiden: Wishoff, 1737. Three works in one volume, 8vo (200 x 124 mm). [16], 384 (i.e. 380), [20]; [6], 25; 23 pp. Signatures: *4 **4 A-3D4; ?4 (-?4) A-C4 ?1; A-C4. Genera with woodcut title vignette, folding letterpress table "Clavis Classium" and folding engraved plate after G. D. Ehret. Corollarium and Methodus sexualis with separate title pages and pagination. Contemporary Dutch vellum, spine titled in script (boards soiled, corners slightly bumped). Small ink stamp to title-pages, plates and a few text pages, old paper label pasted onto first title page. Internally only little browned, occasional spotting and minor ink staining. B. Baumeister (insciption on first flyleaf "ex bibl. B. Baumeister M. C."); Centre Culturel des Premontres; Bibliotheque de Pont-A-Mousson. A fine, unsophisticated copy of a rare edition. ----Soulsby 284, 285; Garrison-Morton 1829; D.S.B. VIII, p.375, Stafleu and Cowan 4714, 4715, 4716. - FIRST EDITIONS. "The Genera plantarum ... next to Systema naturae is his outstanding early work" (DSB). "Linnaeus' botanical classification, the starting-point of modern systematic botany" (Garrison-M. 1829). It describes all 935 plant genera then known. Ehret had produced an engraving illustrating the Linnean method of plant classification in 1736 which is found in a few copies of the Systema naturae. Linneaus was so pleased by the diagram that he had it re-engraved and it was issued with all but the earliest copies of the Genera plantarum. The three works bound together here were issued separately as well as together. This first edition is very rare at auction: only two copies are recorded for the past decades (Christie's 2006 and Sotheby's 2004). Very Good....

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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 Ki MDCCXXXVII [1737] 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. Fine ¶The first complete and scholarly edition in English. 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). While the first two books focus on the lives of the giants, the rest of the series is mostly devoted to the adventures of Pantagruel's friends, including Panurge, a roguish erudite maverick, and Brother Jean, a bold, voracious and boozing ex-monk, and others on a collective naval journey in search of the Divine Bottle. "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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        Règle artificielle du temps. Traité de la division naturelle et artificielle du Temps, des Horloges et des Montres de différentes constructions, de la manière de les construire et de les régler avec justesse. Nouvelle édition corrigée et augmentée de quelques mémoires sur l'horlogerie, par M. Julien Le Roy.

      Paris, Dupuis, 1737. ____ Illustré par 1 tableau et 5 planches hors-texte dépliantes. L'auteur qui était anglais, s'installa à Paris vers 1714 comme fabriquant de montres. Il est l'inventeur d'un nouvel échappement et surtout d'un système original pour diminuer les frottements. Son ouvrage contient la "Description d'une montre d'une nouvelle construction", une "Histoire critique des différentes sortes d'échappements", les "Remarques de M. Leibnitz sur le discours de M. H. Sully touchant la manière de gouverner les Horloges à pendule et les montres à spirales." Cette édition est augmentée de différents mémoires - qui occupent les 160 dernières pages - de Julien Le Roy qui a été l'élève de Sully. Il y a une préface de 6 pages placée après la page 272 - notées (273) à (278) - la pagination reprend à la suite à partir de 273. Tardy 239. Marguet, Hist. générale de la navigation pp. 138-141. Provenance : une inscription de l'époque sur le titre nous indique que l'ouvrage provient du collège des Oratoriens de Juilly et qu'il a été donné par l'abbé D'Herrer. Fondé en 1638, le collège de Juilly est un des plus anciens de France. Il a eut pour élèves Henri de Boulainvilliers, Montesquieu, Vaucanson, Jean-Dominique Cassini, Emile Clapeyron... Coiffe élimée. Bon exemplaire. *****. In-12. Collation : (24), 437 [notées 433], (15) pp., 1 tableau, 5 planches h.-t. Veau brun, dos à nerfs orné, tranches rouges. (Reliure de l'époque.).

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        Opera. Sive exercitatio anatomica de motu cordis et sanguinis in animalibus. Atque exercitationes duae anatomicae de circulatione sanguinis ad Joannem Riolanum filium. Tumque exercitationes de generatione animalium. Quibus praefationem addidit Bernardus Siegfried Albinus. . . Editio novissima indicibus ornata.

      Leyden: Jan van Kerckhem, 1737. 1st Edition. Hardcover. 4to - over 9¾ - 12" tall. 2 volumes in one. 4to (193 x 152 mm), [16], 170; [24], 404, [38] pp.; separate title-page to each part printed in red and black and with engraved vignette, general half-title bound at beginning, separate half-title to second part, 2 engraved plates to first part bound between pp.88 and 89. Late 19th-century red calf, spine titled and decorated in gilt (slight rubbing to hinges and corners), red-marbled endpapers and cut edges. Text only little browned, slight marginal foxing, first title-page with two old library stamps, a few old ink annotations. Provenance: Dr. Crawford W. Adams (ex-libris to front pastedown). Nice copy. -----Keynes 46; Wellcome II, 220; NLM/Blake, p.199. - The rare first collected edition in Latin, edited by Bernard Siegfried Albinus. "Harvey's works in Latin have only twice been printed in a collected form, first by van Kerckhem 1777". Both works in Latin have previously only be printed as part of the Bibliotheca anatomica by Le Clerc and Manget in 1685 and 1699, respectively. Part 1 of "de motu cordis" was separately printed by van Kerckhem in 1736 already (see Keynes 14). For the present collected edition only a single half folio sheet with title and half title was re-printed and the old title replaced. Very Good.

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        Icones ossium foetus humani. Accedit osteogeniæ brevis historia.

      Leiden: Verbeek, 1737. First edition of this classic work on osteology with 32 plates by the master engraver Jan Wandelaar . "Albinus is particularly remembered for his descriptions of the bones, and this first edition of his treatise on fetal bones is one of his finest atlases. All of the fetal bones are illustrated with great detail and are finely lined in the sixteen plates and sixteen line drawings, but in no place is the total skeleton depicted. At the end of his preface, Albinus promises to see to it that only good prints are published and that the plates are not given away to anybody, to prevent the making of inferior prints for the sake of pecuniary gain." (Heirs of Hippocrates). "These plates are also engraved by Wandelaer [as in the celebrated Tabulae sceleti (1747)]. The illustrations were engraved upon the plates directly from the preparations. The first bears the signature: 'Wandelaar omnes ad exemplaria in aes incidit'. The other plates are not signed. There are altogether sixteen finished plates, containing a total of one hundred and sixty-three representations. Each one of these plates is supplemented by an identical outline-plate containing the same figures with letters engraved upon them. The different bones are reproduced with an unsurpassed fidelity and delicacy" (Choulant). Albinus, the celebrated professor of anatomy and surgery in Leiden, was no doubt the best descriptive anatomist of his day and the pioneer of a new epoch in human anatomy. Besides his own writings he edited the works of Eustachio, Fabricius and Harvey. In collaboration with Herman Boerhaave he edited a new edition of Vesalius' works (1725), in which the two-hundred-year-old woodcuts are beautifully copied on copperplates by the master engraver Jan Wandelaar. Albinus had found his ideal artist and engaged him for his great enterprise. In 1732 Wandelaar left Amsterdam for good and went to live in Albinus' house in Leiden. Albinus describes how Wandelaar worked for him: 'I was constantly with him, to direct him how every thing was to be done, assisting him in the drawing and correcting what was drawn. And thus he was instructed, directed, and as entirely ruled by me, as if he was a tool in my hands... ' (transl. from the preface). "Albinus' work in anatomy was of a precision and care rarely matched in the history of anatomical illustration. Some time shortly before 1725, when he was in his twenties, Albinus developed an ambitious plan to publish large-scale engraved plates of human anatomy that would surpass in excellence all previous anatomical illustrations. The work was not only to better the original illustrations of Vesalius and Eustachio but also those in the perfected editions of these authors that Albinus himself edited. No major anatomist has applied himself so fully to anatomical illustrations over so long a period as did Albinus." (Roberts and Tomlinson). Albinus was not married until his 69th year. After his death in 1770 his widow auctioned off his collection of specimens, which was bought for 6300 guilders by the University of Leiden, where many specimens are still preserved in their anatomical department. Anatomical studies in 1979 revealed that Albinus' height was 167 cm, the same height that he had used in his anatomical studies as an ideal dimension for his 'homo perfectus'. 4to (244 x 198 mm), pp [4], 162, [2] and 32 engraved plates, title printed in red and black with engraved vignette, plates with light toning. Bound with Index supellectilis anatomicae (1725). Conetmporary, unrestored Dutch vellum with manuscript lettering to spine. A very good copy.

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        Histoire des Yncas Rois du Peru on a jointe àcette Edition lHistoire de la Conquete de la Floride Amsterdam chez Jean Frederic Bernard

      

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        Fables

      Printed for J. and R. Tonson. Mention fifth edition for the first volume, and second for the second edition. The first volume was released for the first time in 1727, a sequel was added him in 1738 and is illustrated with a frontispiece by Scottin (placed at the top of the second volume and dated 1738), two vignettes title, 51 -Head by Kent and Wooton in the first volume and 16 great figures in Plover for volume II.Plein posterior calf. Back ca 1800, decorated with nets and wheels cold. boards flamed calf were added. Friction. A corner clipped. A restored corner. 2 small gaps in cover. --- Please note that the translation in english is done automatically, we apologize if the formulas are inaccurate. Contact us for any information! Printed for J. and R. Tonson London 1737 - 1742 in-8 (12x19,5cm) (14) 173pp. ; (8) 155pp. 2 tomes reliés en un volume

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        La pecadora arrepentida. Vida, y conversion maravillosa de la V. Maria del santissimo sacramento: llamada : La Quintana

      En la imprenta de Musica. First edition, rare. Illustrated with a beautiful frontispiece Mathias Yrala. Title page in red and noir.Plein Scroll of time. Title to the black pen in relief. traces of laces. Noirci.Biographie back of the Servant of God Mary, died in 1734, a native of Seville called La Quintana. She had a married life before his conversion and experienced a hard life of punishment and torment. --- Please note that the translation in english is done automatically, we apologize if the formulas are inaccurate. Contact us for any information! En la imprenta de Musica En Madrid 1737 in-folio (20,5x30cm) (36) 675pp. (9) relié

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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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        Î—ΣΙΟΔΟΥ ΤΟΥ ΑΣΚΡΑΙΟΥ ΤΑ ΕΥΡΙΣΚΟΜΕΝΑ HESIODI ASCRAEI QUAE SUPERSUNT cum Notis Variorum. Edidit Thomas Robinson, S.T.P.

      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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        La théorie et la pratique de la coupe des pierres et des bois, pour la construction des voûtes et autres parties des bâtimens civils & militaires, ou Traité de stereotomie à l'usage de l'architecture.

      Doulsseker u.a., Straßbourg, Paris 1737 - T. 1, 1737: [7] Bl., xvj, 424 S., 27 gef. T. (Kupferst.), gest. Frontispiz, Titel in Rot-Schwarz-Druck, T. 2, 1738: [10] Bl., 503 S, gef. T. 28 - 69 (Kupferst.), Titel in Rot-Schwarz-Druck, T. 3, 1739: [1] Bl., 417 S., [2] Bl., 69 S., [6] Bl. (angeb. Dissertation sur les ordres d'architecture, 1738), gef. T. 70 - 114 (Kupferst.), Titel in Rot-Schwarz-Druck. Lederbde., goldgepr. Rücken, Kanten ziseliert, Vorsätze marmoriert u. mit Walzendruckpapier, Schnitte marmoriert, Titelvignetten [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        BERTOLDO CON BERTOLDINO E CACASENNO IN OTTAVA RIMA. CON ARGOMENTI, ALLEGORIE E FIGURE IN RAME.

      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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        THEOLOGIA MORALIS ET CONTEMPLATIVA S. AURELII S. AUGUSTINI

      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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        LEIPZIG: Gesamtansicht

      - um 1737, Kupferstich, dekorativ koloriert, selten, 14x36 cm -*- ALTE ORIGINAL-GRAPHIK UND STÄDTEANSICHTEN DEUTSCHLAND

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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 Vérité des miracles opérés à l'intercession de M. de Pâris et autres appellans, démontrée contre M. l'Archevêque de Sens

      sans lieu ni éditeur 1737 - [CARRÉ DE MONTGERON (Louis-Basile)]. La Vérité des miracles opérés à l'intercession de M. de Pâris et autres appellans, démontrée contre M. l'Archevêque de Sens, sans lieu, 1737. In-4 relié plein cuir, 26.5 x 20 cm. Contrefaçon de l’édition originale (très rare) de ce recueil de rapports sur les miracles à pagination individuelle (tome premier). Catalogue impressionnant et détaillé des miraculés de cette période faste, leurs témoignages, leurs relations avec l’occulte et leur vision divine des phénomènes paranormaux. Le recueil est illustré en frontispice d’un portrait de François de Pâris en prières, d'une planche repliée représentant la conversion de l'auteur sur le tombeau du diacre et de 18 planches de convulsionnaires gravés en taille-douce. Le plus important ouvrage de cette époque sur les célèbres guérisons convulsives intervenues dans le cimetière de Saint-Médard sur le tombeau du diacre François de Pâris, mort en 1727. Magistrat et janséniste, Carré de Montgeron, fit imprimer son ouvrage sous le manteau avant d'aller le présenter en personne au Roi. Son épître au Roi est presque une injonction au monarque à coopérer avec Dieu multipliant les miracles dans la capitale du royaume. Carré de Montgeron fut enfermé à la Bastille quelques heures après et le stock entier de l’édition originale mis à l’index. Encore deux autres volumes de miracles parurent pourtant dans la décennie suivante qui consacrèrent une lutte répressive entre le pouvoir monarchique et une expression spontanée de la religion. Carré de Montgeron finit par succomber dans son cachot. Une lettre que lui écrivit l'évêque de Montpellier en 1737 résume parfaitement l’affaire : « vous avez mis la vérité des miracles dans un si grand jour, que leurs ennemis ne peuvent l'obscurcir, et sont réduits à attribuer aux démons les œuvres du Tout Puissant ». Un coin rogné, petites déchirures sans manque à la planche repliée, rares rousseurs et autres défauts mineurs. (Caillet, 2039). [Attributes: First Edition; Hard 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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        Die Königl. Preus. u. Churf. Brandenburg. Residenzstadt Berlin. Plan aus der Vogelschau. Unten: Prospect der Stadt Berlin wie solche Nord Westwärts anzusehen. Mit ausführlichen Legenden und Meilenzeiger.

      Homann- Erben, Augsburg 1737 - Altkolorierter Kupferstich nach Johann Friedrich Waltern. Augsburg, Homann- Erben, 1737. 49x56,2. Sprache: DE

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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: www.zaalbooks.nl .

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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 Suivi de : NOUVELLES LETTRES DE MESSIRE ROGER DE RABUTIN, COMTE DE BUSSY Paris, Veuve Delaulne, 1737-1727

      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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