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        Della Eloquenza Italiana; Libri Tre: Nel Primo Si Spiega L'origine, e Il Processo dell'Italiana Favella, Nel Secondo, Si Tratta Del Suo Ingrandimento Per Le Opere Scritte, Nel Terzo, Si Dispone Una Biblioteca Ordinata D'autori Singolari Nelle Materie .

      Appresso Cristoforo Zane, Venezia (Venice) 1737 - 4to - over 9¾. Book. xxxii + 752 pp., with frontis portrait of Fontanini engraved by Sorello and a second plate of Lorenzo Tiepolo, to whom the work was dedicated (this engraved by A.A. d'Urbino). Also stately headpiece atop first dedication page, smaller decoration at beginning of each of three books and "La Biblioteca". Hybrid work of Italian belle lettres and literature which provides an early history of the Italian language, and an invaluable early summary of the important works of Italian literature up to that time. Fontanini in this included works from all parts of the Italian peninsula, and he a mixture of summary and/or analysis to the works singled out. This copy of this rare work is in fine condition. The contemporary (or near contemporary) vellum bindign has only light soilage. Four raised bands on spine, with brown title/author/date label in one panel in great shape. Tiny separation of les than 1/4 inch at top of rear joint. Pages remarkably clean and fresh, binding tight. Fine.

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        A Voyage to Guinea, Brasil, and the West-Indies; in His Majesty's Ships the Swallow and Weymouth, .

      London and Scarborough: Printed for Ward and Chandler, at the Ship, just without Temple Bar; and at their shops in Coney-street, York, and the Corner of the Long-Room-street, Scarborough, 1737. - Octavo. [iv], [xxv], 265, [vii], 16pp. []2, a8, b5, B8-R8, A4-B4. Second edition. Engraved title-page vignette. Erratic pagination. Contemporary calf, rebacked. Hanson 4805; Cox I, pp. 78-79; Hough & Hough 164; Sabin 2275; European Americana 737/27; Palau 19361; JCB (1)III:534; Cundall 2014; Borba de Moreas I, pp.53-54.

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        Delle uova e dei nidi degli uccelli libro primo del Conte Giuseppe Zinanni.

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

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        Geschichte und Beschreibung aller Cerimonien und anderer Merkwürdigkeiten der römischen Kirche in einer Reihe von Briefen mit Kupfern. 2 Bde. in 1 Band. Leipzig, W. G. Sommer 1777-85. 8°. 5 Bll., 424 S. 4 Bll.; 2 Bll., 491 S. mit gest. Frontispiz u. 10 Kupfertafeln, Hldr. d. Zt.

      - Bouginé, Handbuch der allgemeinen Litterargeschichte IV, 139.- F. A. Fidler (1737-1780) war bis zu seinem Übertritt zum Protestantismus im Jahre 1767, Priester u. Lehrer des Augustiner-Ordens in Wien. Er starb als Consistorialrath u. Prof. d. Theologie zu Büzow.- Etw. gebräunt od. braunfleckig, Ebd. berieben u. etw. bestoßen.

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        Biblia sacra vulgatae editionis - Bibel Oder Heilige Schrift Deß Alten und Neuen Testaments - 2 Bände. Nach der Uralten / und in Latein gemeinen / auch von der Römisch-Catholischen Kirch bewährten Ubersetzung; Mit Vorgesetztem Lateinischen Text treulich auf jetzige Art zu reden. Zumfünfftenmahl also eingericht von P. Thoma Aq. Erhard S. Benedicti Ordens, kommet zu dieserm fünfften Druck ein nutzliches Erklärungs-Buch und bequeme Anleitung wie die Heilige Schrift zu verstehen und zu gebrauchen.

      Augsburg, Anton Maximilian Heiß für Johann Strötter, 1737.. 5. Auflage 14 Blatt, 905, 732 Seiten, 16 Blatt 2°, Leder. 6 Bünde, Goldprägung am Buchrücken, Rotschnitt, zweisprachig Deutsch - Lateinisch, Kanten stärker berieben, Einband vorne und einige Seiten mit kleinem Wurmschaden, sonst guter Zustand

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        ORDENANZAS DE LA ILUSTRE UNIVERSIDAD Y CASA DE CONTRATACION DE LA M N Y M L VILLA DE BILBAO

      - ORDENANZAS DE LA ILUSTRE UNIVERSIDAD, Y CASA DE CONTRATACION DE LA M. N. Y M. L. VILLA DE BILBAO (insertos sus Reales Privilegios) aprobadas, y confirmadas por el Rey Nuestro Señor Don Phelipe Quinto (que dios guarde) año de 1737.- Bilbao, En la Oficina de la Viuda de Antonio de Zafra y Rueda, Impressora del Muy Noble, y Muy Leal Señorío de Vizcaya, Año de 1738; en folio pergamino rígido moderno, frontis obra de Joseph Antonio de Rementería, portada a dos tintas, 1 hoja, 308 páginas y 37 hojas. Palau nº 207719. Restauraciones en algunas hojas.SIGUE: REAL PROVISION DEL SUPREMO CONSEJO DE CASTILLA, CON INSERCION DE REAL DECRETO, mandado observar, cumplir, y guardar las ordenanzas de la Universidad, y Casa de Contratación de la Noble Villa de Bilbao, .- Bilbao, Por la Viuda de Antonio de Zafra, 1741; portada, 52 páginas y 7 páginas. No se describe en Palau. CCPB000787899-0. Completo repertorio de la primera edición de las Ordenanzas de la Universidad de Bilbao aprobadas por Felipe V en 1737.

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        The Philosophical Works of Francis Bacon (3 Volume Set)

      Printed for D. Midwinter, A. Bettesworth and C. Hitch, J. and J. Pemberton, C. Ware, C. Rivington, J. and P. Knapton, J. Batley and J. Wood, T. Longman, F. Clay, A. Ward, and R. Hett, 1737-01-01. Hardcover. Good. 3 volume set. 28 cm. 4to. Bound in contemporary worn leather. Spine rebacked in modern leather. Gilt lettering on red and black spine label. 5 raised bands. Moderate wear to boards. Chipping to leather on boards extremities. Bookplate and name to inside board. Albert Leffingwell name on inside board. Library stamp to title page of the Long Island Society. Internally very good. Clean, unmarked pages.<br> Albert Leffingwell, M.D. (1845â&#128;&#147;1916) was a physician, social reformer, and vocal advocate for vivisection reform. He authored many books bringing light to the cruel abuses of animal experimentation and calling for regulation. At the same time he sought middle ground between the antivivisection societies which called for the abolition of all experimentation and those who rejected any restraints. Leffingwell also was concerned with meat safety, believing that lax regulations, in particular allowing cancerous animals into the food chain, were responsible for increases in the incidence of cancer. He also served as the president of the American Humane Association. <br><br> Vol. 1: [2], v, [1], iii-lxxix, [1], 603, [1] p.; v. 2: [52], 590 p.; v. 3: lxx, [2], 632, [58] p. v. I. De augmentis scientiarium. The new Atlantis. A specimen of the history of Great Britain. The lives or civil characters. Select speeches. Select letters. A collection of apophthegms. De sapientia veterum --v. II. A specimen of Persian magic. A specimen of animated astronomy. A short scientifical critique on the works of the more eminent philosophers. Interiora rerum. A discourse of war. The prudent statesman. A proposal for a new digest of the laws of England. A history of the nature, use and proceedings of the laws of England. Characteristics of a believing Christian. An attempt to promote the peace of the church. Novum organum scientiarum --v. III. Sylva sylvarum. Scala intellectus. A delineation of the particular history of life and death. A draught for the particular history of wind. A plan for the particular history of condensation and rarefaction in natural bodies. Philosophia prima. An essay towards a scientifical history of natural philosophy. Physical essays upon different subjects. Reference: Gibson 250. Lowndes 93 (1733 ed) Contains The New Atlantis, Novum Organum, etc.

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

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

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        Historia insectorum generalis; ofte, algemeene verhandeling der bloedeloose dierkens.Utrecht: Merinardus van Dreunen, 1669.

      The very rare first edition of Swammerdam's important entomology work in which he "rejected spontaneous generation and proposed that the process of decay in organic matter was the result of living organisms" (Dibner on the later re-worked edition of this work by Boerhave from 1737, i.e., <i>Bybel der natuure</i>). ❧ Garrison-Morton 294; Barchas 2018. See Dibner 191; Norman 2037; Sparrow 187 for the later <i>Bybel der natuure</i>. "The </i>Biblia natura</i>, Swammerdam's major work, was published fifty-seven years after his death by Herman Boerhaave, who assembled it from unpublished manuscript materials integrated with a slightly revised version of Swammerdam's <i>Historia insectorum generalis</i> (1669)." (Norman).<br/><br/> "The 1669 <i>Historia</i> was devoted to the over-throw of the idea of metamorphosis, as its title explains: 'General Account of the Bloodless Animals, in Which Will be Clearly Set Forward the True Basis of Their Slow Growth of Limbs, the Vulgar Error of the Transformation, Also Called Metamorphosis, Will be Effectually Washed Away, and Comprehended Concisely in Four Distinct Orders of Changes, or Natural Budding Forth of Limbs.' The idea of metamorphosis, which Swammerdam was so determined to refute, was that of a sudden and total change from one kind of creature into another, comparable to the alchemical transmutation of a base metal into gold.<br/><br/> "The impact of the New Philosophy is clearly shown in Swammerdam's famous <i>Historia insecianem generalis</i> of 1669. From early childhood, Swammerdam had had a strong interest in insects. This was a highly original field of research. Except for some species, insects were usually considered vermin, representing the lowest stage in the 'great chain of being'. Most insects, natural philosophers since Aristotle maintained, originated from spontaneous generation, that is to say from putrefying plants, meat or excrements. Unlike the higher animals, they had no entrails. As a consequence, insects were not only neglected in scientific research but even loathed. There were some exceptions to this rule, like the bee, the ant and the butterfly. Their status, however, was not the result of a thorough knowledge of their generation but was largely due to their symbolic meaning. The Bible, the Ancients, emblem-books and contemporary natural histories all described the life of bees as a model for human society, since the ruler of the beehive was believed to be a King. Likewise, the metamorphosis of a caterpillar into a butterfly was considered a metaphor, even a proof of the Resurrection of the Dead!. It was such assumptions Swammerdam attacked vehemently. <br/><br/> "Close scrutiny led Swammerdam to the conclusion that the so-called 'king-bee' had female sexual organs. And, even more importantly, the idea of the metamorphosis of a caterpillar via chrysalis into a butterfly was entirely nonsensical. There was no such thing as a sudden, miraculous change of one creature into another. The butterfly did not resurrect from the rotting body of the dead caterpillar, but essentially <i>was</i> the caterpillar, since all the basic organs of the butterfly could already be discerned in the early stage of the creature's life. He maintained that this process was basically the same as the life cycle of the higher creatures. These were the more spectacular discoveries Swammerdam presented to his readers in 1669. <br/><br/> "Moreover, in his <i>Historia</i>, Swammerdam sketched the general outlines of an entirely new theory of the generation of all insects. He vehemently attacked axioms that were three centuries old: (1) insects lack internal anatomy; (2) they originate by spontaneous generation; (3) they then develop by metamorphosis. Swammerdam self-confidently declared that he, 'by means of experience' ('door middel van de ondervindingen') had solved the mystery that for two thousand years had puzzled the most brilliant minds. Swammerdam scorned almost every predecessor who he believed had been more preoccupied with reading books or with 'vain speculations' than with observing the processes of nature. Aristotle, Pliny, Aldrovandi, Moffet and other contemporary authors were all attacked in a most aggressive manner as not seeking truth and thereby not serving God, the almighty creator. <br/><br/> At first sight, Swammerdam takes an entirely empirical approach. He denies the value of bookish knowledge and folklore, and bases himself exclusively on his own observations. Others were only to be believed insofar as he himself could verify their conclusions. The <i>Historia</i> offers many valuable observations on different kinds of insects and is in this respect far superior to Hooke's famous <i>Micrographia</i> (1665) and Redi's <i>Espierenze intorno alla generazione degl'insetti</i> (1668)." (<i>The Early Enlightenment in the Dutch Republic, 1650-1750</i>, pp. 92-94).. 4to (197 x 150 mm), contemporary full calf, outer front hinge starting, lower capital chipped, but in all a fine and unrestored copy, text fresh and clean, plates with some light browning. Pp xxviii 168; 48, followed by a letterpress folding table paged 49 pp

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        Histoire de Madame la Comtesse DES BARRES, A Madame la Marquise DE LAMBERT.

      [2], 138 pages. Contemporary full sheep gilt, recently expertly re-backed; red title label. Binding: 134x 83 mm (51/4 x 31/4 inches). First edition. Ink stain on fore-edge, affecting nine leaves, and encroaching, at most, 3mm into the blank margin. Very rare. De Choisy was born in Paris. His father was attached to the household of the duke of Orléans, and his mother, who was on intimate terms with Anne of Austria, was regularly called upon to amuse Louis XIV. By a whim of his mother, the boy was dressed like a girl until he was eighteen, and, after appearing for a short time in man's costume, he resumed woman's dress on the advice--doubtless satirical--of Madame de La Fayette. He delighted in the most extravagant toilettes until he was publicly rebuked by the duc de Montausier, when he retired for some time to the provinces, using his disguise to assist his numerous intrigues. Though he wrote a number of works in his lifetimes, he is remembered for his gossiping Mémoires (1737). Choisy is said to have burnt some of his indiscreet revelations, but left a considerable quantity of unpublished manuscript. Part of this material, giving an account of his adventures as a woman, was surreptitiously used in an anonymous Histoire de madame la comtesse de Barres (Antwerp, 1735) and again with much editing in the Vie de M. l'abbé de Choisy (Lausanne and Geneva, 1742), ascribed by Paul Lacroix to Lenglet Dufresnoy; the text was finally edited (1870) by Lacroix as Aventures de l'abbé de Choisy.

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        An Account of the War in India, between the English and the French, on the Coast of Coromandel from the Year 1750 to the Year 1760. Together with A Relation of the late Remarkable Events on the Malabar Coast, and Expeditions to Golconda and Surat

      xxxiii+270+[2]+15+[1]+48+xix+[1] pages 14 of 18 engraved plates, maps (many folding) and index. Quarto (10 1/4" x 8 1/4") in original leather binding. First edition.Richard Owen Cambridge was a British poet. He was educated at Eton and at St John's College, Oxford. Leaving the university without taking a degree, he took up residence at Lincolns Inn in 1737. Four years later he married, and went to live at his country seat of Whitminster, Gloucestershire. In 1751 he removed to Twickenham, where he enjoyed the society of many notable persons. Horace Walpole in his letters makes many jesting allusions to Cambridge in the character of news-monger. His chief work is the Scribleriad (1751), a mock epic poem, the hero of which is the Martinus Scriblerus of Alexander Pope, John Arbuthnot and Jonathan Swift. The poem is preceded by a dissertation on the mock heroic, in which he avows Cervantes as his master. The satire shows considerable learning, and was eagerly read by literary people; but it never became popular, and the allusions, always obscure, have little interest for the present-day reader. He made a valuable contribution to history in his Account of the War in India on the Coast of Coromandel from the year 1750 to 1760 (1761). He had intended to write a history of the rise and progress of British power in India, but this enterprise went no further than this one work, as he found that Robert Orme, who had promised him the use of his papers, contemplated the execution of a similar plan. The Works of Richard Owen Cambridge, includes several pieces never before published. It contains an Account of his Life and Character by his Son, George Owen Cambridge (1803), the Scribleriad, some narrative and satirical poems, and about twenty papers originally published in Edward Moore's paper, The World. His poems are included in Alexander Chalmers' English Poets (1816.Condition:Previous owner's name in neatly written dated 1806 on front end paper with his book plate on front past down with his library stamp. Lacks rear free end paper. Front hinge separated, back hinge cracked. Lacks the Mongol on horse back plate, map of Maratta County, view of the attack on Geriah and view of Surat. Front worn, spine ends and corners reinforced and repaired, new spine label else about very good.

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        Opera, sive exercitatio anatomica. De motu cordis . . . atque exercitationes duae anatomicae

      Leiden: Johannes van Kerckhem, 1737. Fine. 2 vols., 4to. [16], 167, [1]; [24], 404, [38]pp. 2 engraved plates in Vol. I. Leiden: J. van Kerckhem, 1737. 210 x 165 mm. Uncut. 18th century Italian stiff paper covers, paper spines with hand-lettered labels; preserved in cloth drop-back box. Fine copy. First Collected Edition in Latin. "Harvey&#39;s chief works in Latin have only twice been printed in a collected form, first by van Kerckhem at Leiden in 1737 and secondly by Bowyer for the Royal College of Physicians in 1766" (Keynes, p. 100). This edition of Harvey&#39;s works is one of a series of collected works of anatomists edited by Bernard Siegfried Albinus (1697-1770), author of the monumental Tabulae sceleti et musculorum corporis humani (1737-47; G-M 399). Other collections in the series edited by Albinus include the collected works of Vesalius (1725) and of Fabricius (1738); the Albinus Harvey, however, is much rarer on the market-this is the third copy we have handled in our nearly four decades in business. A few copies of Vol. I were separately issued with a title-page dated 1736; however, "this form of van Kerckhem&#39;s edition is rare, the sheets of the greater part of the issue having been published in 1737 as Part 1 of the Opera" (Keynes, p. 49). Keynes, Harvey (3rd ed.), 46.

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        Opus Posthumam de Pontificia et Regia Jurisdictione in Studiis Generalibus, et de Judicibus Foroque Studiossorum / Editio nova, summariis usque hodie desideratis locupletata, & copiosioribus rerum atque caputum Indicibus adornata. Nunc primum accessere PETRI REBUFFI in privilegia universitatum commentationes

      - Lugduni: Apud Fratres Deville, 1737.- [22 h.], 241 p., [9 h.], 149 p., [6 h.]; Folio mayor (35 x 23,5 cm.); portada a dos tintas con un grabado alegórico, impresión a dos columnas; Pergamino época.- Interesante y rara obra de este Catedrático de Prima de Cánones de la Universidad de Salamanca. La obra se encuentra en muy buen estado, solamente tiene algunas motas de oxido que no afectan a la textura y calidad del papel. La primera edición española fue impresa en Madrid, por Joannem Sanchez, 1643. latín [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

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        BYBELSCHE EN OUDTHEIDTKUNDIGE KEURSTOFFEN, OVER PSALM CXVIII, Paulus Kruisleere, uit 1 Kor.1.vs. 23. Met VI aanmerkingen. De leere van Christus Opstandinge uit 1 Kor. 15:1-17, en eindelyk de geestelyke overwinnaar in den stryd van Koning Jesus, met den beloofden prys uit Openb. 2 vers 17 door Gerardus Outhof. In zyn Wel Eerwaardens leven, Predikant en Rector te Kampen. Uitgegeven volgens Kerken order.

      - Gorinchem, Jacob van Wyk, 1737. 1e druk 744 pp. perkament gebonden . Cover is eerst met papier en daarna met perkament overtrokken. Handgeschreven titel op rug. Schutbladen met enkele vouwtjes. Schutblad voorplat stukje ingescheurd. Schutblad achterplat los en stukje ingescheurd. Binding zeer goed. Geen roestvorming. Zeldzame uitgave van werk van Outhof. Na zijn overlijden uitgegeven. Titelpagina in 2-kleurendruk met gravure. 6 pag. Opdragt aan de Wel Eerwaarde en zeer Geleerde Heeren Theodorus Hogenberg en Johannes Roldanus door Sara van Eemst, Weduwe van Gerardus Outhof, gedateerd 15 sept. 1736. 6 pag. Ode (in het Latijn) aan Gerardi Outhovii door Petrus Grootveldt (S:S: Ministerii Candidatus). 2 pag. lofzang van Jacob van Wyk. 4 pag. Register van de leerreedenen Psalm CXVIII. 6 pag. Voorrede van Hendrik Vink aan den Gunstigen Leezer. 2 pag. De Drukker aan den Leezer van Jacob van Wyk. 704 pag. met Vyftien Predikatien over Psalm 118. 14 pag. Bladtwyzer der voornaamste Zaaken en Schriftuurplaatsen. 2 pag. Naamlyst van eenige Boeken by Jacob van Wyk gedrukt. in goede staat

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        Fables.

      Printed for J. and R. Tonson 1737 - - Printed for J. and R. Tonson, London 1737 - 1742, 2 parties en un Vol. in 8 (12x19,5cm), (14) 173pp. (8) 155pp., relié. - Mention de cinquième édition pour le premier volume, et de seconde édition pour le second. Le premier tome est paru pour la première fois en 1727, une suite lui fut ajoutée en 1738. Elle est illustrée d'un frontispice par Scottin (placé en tête du second volume et daté 1738), de deux vignettes de titre, de 51 en-tête par Kent et Wooton au premier volume et de 16 grandes figures par Gravelot pour le volume II. Plein Veau postérieur. Dos ca 1800, orné de filets et de roulettes à froid. Les Plats de veau flammé ont été rajoutés. Frottements. Un coin rogné. Un coin restauré. 2 petits manques en coiffe. (14) 173pp. (8) 155pp. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Opera, seu originum juris civilis libri tres, quibus accedunt de Romano imperio liber singularis, ejusque orationes et opuscula Latina. Recensuit et adnotationibus G. Mascovius.

      Leipzig, (Saalbach für) Gleditsch, 1737 - 4°. Mit gestoch. Titelvign. 26 Bl., 702 S., 11 Bl. Marmoriertes Ledereinband der Zeit mit Rückenschild und Rückenvergoldung. Dritte Ausgabe, die erste von Mascov besorgte. - Stintzing-L. III/1 Noten, 79. Wetzer-W. V, 1046: "In seinen juristischen Schriften schloß er sich an Gothofred an und drang auf historische Bearbeitung des Rechts. Sein Hauptwerk." Gravina (* 20. Januar 1664 in Roggiano bei Cosenza in Kalabrien; &#134; 6. Januar 1718) stammte aus einer angesehenen Familie und erhielt unter Anleitung seines Onkels mütterlicherseits Gregorio Caloprese, der als Dichter und Philosoph anerkannt war, eine umfassende Ausbildung, bevor er in Neapel weltliches und kanonisches Recht studierte. 1689 kam er nach Rom, wo er 1690 in einem von der Königin Christina von Schweden beeinflussten Dichterkreis Mitbegründer der Accademia dell'Arcadia wurde. (Wikipedia). - Kapital mit kleinem Loch, Einband stellenweise beschabt. Gering gebräunt, sauber. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Les entretiens physiques d'artiste et d'eudoxe ou physique nouvelle en dialogues, qui s'est découvert de plus curieux & de plus utile dans la Nature.

      Paris, Damonneville, 1737. - 3ième éd., revûe et corrigé. 4 vol. Enrichis de beaucoup de Figures. 38 Fig. auf 31 Taf., (1 Bl.), XIX, (2 Bl.), III, 385 S., XXVIII. - Fig. 39-65 auf 20 z.T. gefalt. Taf., III, 417 S., XXXVI. - Fig. 57-89 auf 23 Taf., III, 376 S., XXIV. - Fig. 3-39 auf 35 Taf., II, 421 S., XXIV. Original-Lederbände mit aufwendiger Rückenvergoldung (berieben/Bd. IV mit kleinerer Fehlstelle) und marmorierten Vorsatzblättern. Selten. - Jöchers VI, 1580; Poggendorff II, 588. - Regnault (1683-1762) war Jesuit und Professor der Physik am Collège Louis-le-Grand in Paris (vgl. Jöchers/Poggendorff). Die zahlr. Kupferstiche stellen zumeist physikalische Experimente sowie astronomische Abläufe dar. - Zweite Tafel des 1. Bandes herausgelöst, aber vorhanden. Titelblätter jeweils mit Besitzvermerk von alter Hand. Buchblöcke sauber und sehr gut erhalten.

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

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

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

      Leyden, Van der Aa, 1737-38 - 2°, je 2 Titelbl. (holländ./latein) in rot u. schwarz m. je einer Kupfervignette, 29 Bl., 1-550 S., 1 Bl.; 2 Bl., 551-910 S., 18 Bl. (Index), 124 S. (Erklärungen zu den Tafeln.), 53 Kupfertaf. (Taf. 52 erst am Schluss eingebunden), Neuere (ca. 1880), schlichte HLdr.-Bde., Deckel min. berieben, minimal stockfleckig, Ecken etwas gestaucht. Innen einige Taf etwas angeschmutzt, Taf. XXXIV m. kleinem Loch (2 mm) ausserhalb des Kupferstiches. Paginierungsfehler S. 85/86; Zwischentitel S. 363-366 fehlen - ansonsten schönes Exemplar. Der niederl. und lateinische Text zweispältig gedruckt. Jan Swammerdam (1637-1680), niederländischer Naturforscher und gilt als Begründer der Präformationslehre (Evolutionslehre). 1658 beschrieb er als erster Mensch die von ihm unter dem Mikroskop entdeckten roten Blutkörperchen. Ab 1661 nahm er ein Medizin-Studium an der Universität Leiden auf, ging 1664 nach Paris, kehrte ein Jahr später zurück nach Leiden und Amsterdam und wurde 1667 zum Dr. med. promoviert. 1675 veröffenltichte er seine Abhandlungen zur Naturgeschichte der Insekten. Er erkannte, dass die Königin das einzige fortpflanzungsfähige Weibchen des Bienenvolkes ist und stellte fest, dass die Metamorphose der Insekten nichts anderes ist als Entfaltung und Wachstum bereits vorhandener Anlagen. Weitere wichtige Studien befassen sich mit dem Lebenszyklus der Frösche und mit dem Bau der weiblichen Geschlechtsorgane des Menschen."The Biblia Naturae is the finest collection of microscopical observations ever produced by one worker . The book is consulted by naturalists to this day. Some of the figures have never been excelled ." (Singer). The scarce original edition with Latin and Dutch text printed in double columns. "Despite a scientific career that lasted only a dozen years, Swammerdam was one of the oustanding comparative anatomists of the seventeenth century. His most remarkable work was in the field of insect anatomy, which he undertook in order to disprove still-current Aristotelian notions (which he opposed upon religious grounds) that insects lack internal anatomy, develop by metamorphosis (sudden and complete transformation) and arise from spontaneous generation. By refining his techniques of microdissection and injection to the point where he could use them on the smallest and most delicate anatomical parts, Swammerdam was able to illustrate for the first time the complex internal structures of insects, including their reproductive organs; and to demonstrate the gradual development of an insect's adult form throughout all its larval stages. These observations are 'indubitable the foundation of our modern knowledge of the structure, metamorphosis and classification of insects' (Cole, p. 285). In addition Swammerdam performed valuable investigations of crustaceans, mollusks and frogs, and was the first to prove experimentally that muscles do not increase in bulk when contracted via nerve stimulation. "The 'Biblia naturae', Swammerdam's major work, was published fifty-five years after his death by Hermann Boerhave . the fifty-three copperplates were prepared under Swammerdam's direction from his own drawings" (Haskell F. Norman Library of Science & Medicine, 2037) 8000 gr. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        OPERA OMNIA MEDICO PRATICA ET ANATOMICA." "EDITIO XVIII CUI PRAETER DISSERTATIONES, ALIOSQUE TRACTATUS ANTEACTIS EDITIONIBUS ADJUNCTOS . . NEC NON JOANNIS DOMINICI SANTORINI OPUSCOLA IV."

      Bassano 1737 4°: pp.6nn. + 635 + 1 di imprimatur. Legatura in piena pergamena coeva. Titolo al dorso su tassello. Fioriture nel testo dovute al tipo di carta, ma nel complesso ottimo stato di conservazione. Frontespizio bicolore e testo stampato su due colonne. 5 tavole su rame ft. riproducenti : colonna del tempio di Antonino Pio, antiche monete, cartografia del mar Jonio con figure di tarantole. Alcune dissertazioni nel volume presentano frontespizi autonomi, come ad esempio gli opuscola quator del Santorino. Numerose vignette come testatine e finalini nel testo (enigmatico il finalino di pag 443). Ad un raffronto con le segnature 6ss poi a 1+4 fino a llll1-4 poi MMM1-2. opera completa di tutte le sue carte originali. Giorgio Baglivi (Ragusa in Dalmazia, 1668-1707), di famiglia armena, venne adottato e si trasferì a Lecce. Allievo di Malpighi, studiò medicina a Salerno, Napoli e Bologna dove si laureò. Autore di importanti ricerche di fisiologia, soprattutto nel campo delle fibre muscolari e nervose, ebbe la cattedra di medicina teorica e, in seguito, quella di chirurgia e anatomia al Collegio della Sapienza di Roma, fu autore del primo trattato sul tarantolismo. Cfr Hirsch-H. I, p.228; Garrison & Morton No. 68; DSB I, pp.391-392; Krivatsy n°576 e segg. Olshcki choix 8320. Wellcome II pag 65. Blake pg 27. Brunet I, 610 (circa la presente edizione del 1737) "ouvrage estime" Graesse I pag 275. heirs of hippocrates pag 736; Castiglioni pag 553 " Baglivi può essere considerato come il maestro dei clinici italiani". Nell'opera: PRAXES MEDICAE, lib. I e II; DE FIBRA motrice et nervosa; DISSERTATIONES variae. I ) De Anatomie fibrarum. II) De experimentis circa bilem. III) De experimentis circa sanguinem.; IV) De medicinis solidorum. V) De morborum et Naturae analogismo.; VI) Varii argumenti. VII) De historia, anatomie, morsu et effectibus tarantulae.; VIII) De usu et abusu Vesicantium. Insieme: SANTORINO - Opuscola quator.

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        Fasciculus Plantarum circa Harefield sponte nascentium. Cum Appendice, ad Loci Historiam spectante

      viii, 118 pp. Small 8vo, cont. mottled calf, double gilt fillet round sides, spine gilt, red morocco lettering piece on spine. London: H. Woodfall, Jr., 1737. First edition of this rare and early local English flora. Dedicated to Sir Hans Sloane, "the plants are alphabetically arranged and the names used are those of Caspar Bauhin&#39;s Pinax, Johnson&#39;s edition of Gerard&#39;s Herball, Parkinson&#39;s Theatrum, and other works in common use at the time. This catalogue gives a complete enumeration of the plants growing about Harefield, a parish in the extreme north-west of Middlesex, and it includes the precise locality of the rarer species. At the end of the list is an appendix giving short notes relating to Harefield."­Henrey, II, p. 58. Blackstone (1712-53), an apothecary in London, spent his holidays with his family at Harefield. Throughout his life he was a keen botanist and collector of plants; he corresponded with Sloane, Dillenius, and other noted botanists of the day. A very fine copy from the Macclesfield library with bookplate. Henrey 447. Hunt 500. .

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        pl. 81 Garden Radish

      An exquisitly detailed hand colored botanical engraving by Elizabeth Blackwell from her book"A Curious Herbal Containing Five Hundred Cuts of the Most Useful Plants Which are Now Used in the Practice of Physick", which was published in London in 1737-39. Overal this print measures 11.25"x18". In 1737, Elizabeth produced a delightful volume, A Curious Herbal, containing many decorative plates of various plants. Such herbals, illustrating and describing plants for their alleged medicinal powers, were the medical books of the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries. The story of Blackwell?s book is particularly interesting.Talented and fiercely independent women seem to have flourished in the field of botanical illustration. Mrs. Blackwell - apparently neither an artist nor a botanist - was suddenly faced with the problem of obtaining her doctor husband?s release from a debtor?s prison, where he was languishing after an abortive foray into the printing business. On the advice of Sir Hans Sloane, the famous London Physician and patron of naturalists, who had told her that a herbal of medicinal plants was needed, the resourceful lady set herself up in lodgings near the Chelsea Physic Garden , founded by the Society of Apothecaries on a piece of land donated by Sloane, and proceeded to make drawings of the appropriate plants. The result of her initiative and labors was A Curious Herbal, with 500 hand-colored copperplate engravings. The indirect result was Dr. Alexander Blackwell?s release from prison. Her efforts on his behalf certainly seem worthwhile today to anyone looking at A Curious Herbal.    Overall this print is in good condition with some foxing/staining/creasing along margins. Some darker staining behind image.

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        Makhzor, Ashkenazi rite. 2 volume set complete] Machsor khelek Rishon keminhag Ashkenazim yamim noraim im haslichot kodem rosh hashana [etc.] khelek sheni shalosh regalim vearba parshiyot [etc.]

      Aaron ben Zvi Hirsch of Dessau, Homburg 1737 - Text is entirely in Hebrew and Yiddish. Two volume set. [2], 44, 178, 128; [2], 256, 59 leaves. There are two sets of a dozen very attractive woodcuts in the shmini atzeret and Passover sections. Volume 1 Yamim Noraim im Slichot kodem Rosh Hashana etc. Volume 2 has Tfilot shalosh Regalim vearba parshiyot etc. Everything is in its right order so one does not need to leaf back and forth in the book for certain prayers. A few prayers and Selichot as customary in "other communities" were printed on a special leaf at the end of the Machzor. Approbation by Rabbi Ya'akov Cohen Papirsh of Prague. Liturgy for the Sabbath and High Holidays following the rites of Ashkenaz with Judeo-German translation. Machzor chalek rishon kiminhag Ashkenaz. Tefilos for Yamim Noraim with Silicot, with Yiddish translation. Vinograd Homburg #35. Contemporary leather binding over wooden boards. Title page of volume 1 is detached. Binding still has remnants of the metal clasps. Volume 2 has on the front pastedown an inscription of a previous owner: Dieses buch gehort dem Heinrich Wachenheimer Zwingenberg i H [= Zwingenberg is a town in Hessen, a state in Germany]. Additional scan of the binding and owner's signature is available upon request [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Minchas Zikaron - A Gift of Remembrance

      Salonika 1737 - On offer: Minchas Zikaron - A Gift of Remembrance by Rabbi Menachem Simtah. This book is rubbed and the cover has a shallow crack, Interior text is better. Overall F+. Published: Salonika, 1737 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall

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        OPERA OMNIA MEDICO PRATICA ET ANATOMICA." "EDITIO XVIII CUI PRAETER DISSERTATIONES, ALIOSQUE TRACTATUS ANTEACTIS EDITIONIBUS ADJUNCTOS . . NEC NON JOANNIS DOMINICI SANTORINI OPUSCOLA IV."

      Bassano 1737 4°: pp.6nn. + 635 + 1 di imprimatur. Legatura in piena pergamena coeva. Titolo al dorso su tassello. Fioriture nel testo dovute al tipo di carta, ma nel complesso ottimo stato di conservazione. Frontespizio bicolore e testo stampato su due colonne. 5 tavole su rame ft. riproducenti : colonna del tempio di Antonino Pio, antiche monete, cartografia del mar Jonio con figure di tarantole. Alcune dissertazioni nel volume presentano frontespizi autonomi, come ad esempio gli opuscola quator del Santorino. Numerose vignette come testatine e finalini nel testo (enigmatico il finalino di pag 443). Ad un raffronto con le segnature 6ss poi a 1+4 fino a llll1-4 poi MMM1-2. opera completa di tutte le sue carte originali. Giorgio Baglivi (Ragusa in Dalmazia, 1668-1707), di famiglia armena, venne adottato e si trasferì a Lecce. Allievo di Malpighi, studiò medicina a Salerno, Napoli e Bologna dove si laureò. Autore di importanti ricerche di fisiologia, soprattutto nel campo delle fibre muscolari e nervose, ebbe la cattedra di medicina teorica e, in seguito, quella di chirurgia e anatomia al Collegio della Sapienza di Roma, fu autore del primo trattato sul tarantolismo. Cfr Hirsch-H. I, p.228; Garrison & Morton No. 68; DSB I, pp.391-392; Krivatsy n°576 e segg. Olshcki choix 8320. Wellcome II pag 65. Blake pg 27. Brunet I, 610 (circa la presente edizione del 1737) "ouvrage estime" Graesse I pag 275. heirs of hippocrates pag 736; Castiglioni pag 553 " Baglivi può essere considerato come il maestro dei clinici italiani". Nell'opera: PRAXES MEDICAE, lib. I e II; DE FIBRA motrice et nervosa; DISSERTATIONES variae. I ) De Anatomie fibrarum. II) De experimentis circa bilem. III) De experimentis circa sanguinem.; IV) De medicinis solidorum. V) De morborum et Naturae analogismo.; VI) Varii argumenti. VII) De historia, anatomie, morsu et effectibus tarantulae.; VIII) De usu et abusu Vesicantium. Insieme: SANTORINO - Opuscola quator.

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        Sammlung kleiner Teutscher Schriften, und Anmerckungen, als ein Anhang zu denen Gundlingianis, mit einer Vorrede versehen von Herrn Gottlieb Stollen.

      Rengerische Buchhdlg.,, Halle, 1737 - Halle, Rengerische Buchhdlg., 1737. Kl.-8°. (4) Bl., 510 S., (14) Bl. Inh. u. Register. Mit einer gestoch. Titelvign. Pgt. der Zeit mit gepr. Rückentitel. ADB 10,130. - (Exlibris aV., Stempel auf Titel). - Schönes Ex. Pgt. der Zeit mit gepr. Rückentitel.

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        Travels into Muscovy, Persia, and Part of the East-Indies. Containing, an accurate description of whatever is most remarkable in those countries. And embelished with above 320 copper plates, representing the finest Prospects, and most considerable Cities in those Parts; the different Habits of the People; the singular and extraordinary Birds, Fishes, and Plants which are there to be found: As likewise the Antiquities of those Countries, and particularly the noble Ruins of the famous Palace of Persepolis, called Chelminar by the Persians. The whole being delineated on the Spot, from the respective Objects. To which is added, an account of the journey of Mr. Isbrants, Ambassador from Muscovy, through Russia and Tartary, to China.

      For A. Bettesworth, and C. Hitch, London 1737 - In two volumes. Translated from the original French. First English edition. Folio (13 1/2 x 8 3/4 inches; 342 x 224 mm). [6], 228, 225-235, [362], 263-266, 241-246; [2], 1-223, [1, blank], 11, index, [1, blank] pp. In volume I, page 229-250 are misnumbered, however collates correctly. Heavily illustrated with 322 copperplate engravings, including frontispiece, frontispiece portrait, three double page maps, 44 intertextual illustrations and 275 illustrations on 114 plates, 262 of which are numbered. Of these 114 plates, 56 are double page, 45 are single page and 13 are large folding plates. Included in these large folding plates are very large pullout panoramic views of "Sphan", "Moskow." Bound in newer full calf. Boards double-ruled in gilt. Spines stamped and numbered in gilt. With original brown spine labels, lettered in gilt. All edges speckled red. A bit of foxing and toning throughout, however in general the text is very clean. The majority of the plates are quite clean, some occasional toning. The two pull-out panoramas of "Sphan" and "Moskow" with some repairs to closed tears and well as some dampstaining and marginal repairs. A few instances of marginal cracking throughout, but overall very firm. A few plates bound out of sequence, as usual, images fine and clean, impressions vivid. Some leaves mis-paginated, as printed. One small (1/8" ¿ ½") ink stain (possibly by original printer) to outer right margin of last few pages of vol. 1. Preface page hinge separated from portrait, but tightly bound to spine (as seen in photo) and insignificant. A very good copy. Primarily a landscape painter, Le Bruyn began his journey to Russia in the summer of 1701, at the age of 50, leaving Amsterdam to undertake what would become a seven-year trip to the East-Indies "by way of Muscovy and Persia." The text includes his observations on cities, customs, flora and fauna, and antiquities, particularly the ruins of Persopolis. He was quite possibly the first European to visit Pasargarde. The beautiful copperplate engravings depict portraits, views, buildings, ruins, flora and fauna, and are the same plates that were used in the French edition. Originally published in Dutch (1711) and then in French (1718), this English edition is translated from the French. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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

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

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