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        THE AMERICAN ALMANACK FOR THE YEAR OF CHRISTIAN ACCOUNT, 1738.

      Philadelphia: Printed and Sold by Andrew Bradford, []. 1737 - [24]pp. including two woodcut illustrations. 12mo. Printed self-wrappers, stitched. Contemporary numerical ink annotation in outer margin of p.[20]. Fine, untrimmed. In a half morocco box. A fine copy of Titan Leeds' AMERICAN ALMANACK for 1738, the year of the author's death. The death of Titan Leeds was a subject of some controversy earlier in the decade, when Benjamin Franklin, writing as Richard Saunders in the first issue of the "Poor Richard" almanac (and inspired by Jonathan Swift's famous Bickerstaff hoax of 1708), predicted that his "good friend and fellow- student" would die "on October 17, 1733, 3 hr. 29 m., P.M., at the very instant of the conjunction of the Sun and Mercury." When Leeds announced his survival the following year, launching invectives at his competitor, "Saunders" responded in his 1734 almanac that his "dear friend" must, indeed, have died, as the true "Mr. Leeds was too well bred to use any man so indecently and so scurrilously" as he had used "Poor Richard" in his protests. For the next several years Richard Saunders continued to insist that Leeds was no more, and following the announcement of Leeds' actual death in 1738, Saunders printed a letter from Leeds' ghost admitting: "I did actually die at that moment, precisely at the hour you mentioned, with a variation of 5 minutes, 53 seconds." The "ghost" of Titan Leeds, in fact, hovered in the imprint of THE AMERICAN ALMANACK through its 1746 issue, the final year for which Leeds was said to have calculated the calendar before dying. In addition to the calendar, the 1738 AMERICAN ALMANACK contains schedules for courts, Quaker and Baptist meetings, and fairs; a list of roads and distances between points from Boston to South Carolina; a catalogue of living monarchs and their dates of birth; an excerpt from THE DUNCIAD; original verse; a bookseller's advertisement for Andrew Bradford; and a note to the reader with apocalyptic speculations pertaining to the Pope. The titlepage features an elaborate armorial woodcut, and a woodcut anatomical depiction of the zodiac appears on page [3]. DRAKE 9600. EVANS 4150. HILDEBURN 557. NAIP w022437.

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        Guava alba ducis (sweet white guava)

      - “Guava alba ducis” Captain Thomas Davies (1737-1812) Watercolor on paper Signed and dated lower left 1791 13” x 9 ¼”; 22 1/2” x 18 3/4” framed [Attributes: Signed Copy]

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        STATUTA ROBORETANA CIVILIA ET CRIMINALIA, nuper a Roboretanis reformata et a Reverendissimo et Serenissimo Maximiliano Archiducae Austriae

      Berni,, Rovereto, 1737 - in folio, pp. (14), 61; 98, (12), bella leg. cart. rust. coevo con tit. mss al d. Gr. vignette xilogr. ai due front. Le ultime pp. (dei capitoli) hanno una numerazione modificata con picc. tass. xilogr. che iniziano con p.99, seguente l'ultima pagina della numerazione regolare. Gli statuti, oltre a Rovereto, interessano i territori di Vallarsa, Noviglio, Terragnolo, Trembileno, e contengono non solo le vere e proprie cause civile ma norme varie (per la vendemmia, ferie, mercati, fiere, vendita di generi alimentari, oggetti vari, danni alle case e fondi, e l'ordinamento degli ufficiali addetti ai servizi di tutela). Belliss. esempl. [MM3-239]

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        MEMOIRES POUR L'HISTOIRE NATURELLE DE LA PROVINCE DE LANGUEDOC, divisées en trois parties. Ornés de figures, & de cartes en taille-douce.

      1737 - A Paris, Chez Guillaume Cavellier, 1737. In-quarto (204 X 255) veau fauve granité, dos cinq nerfs, caissons dorés, pièce de titre maroquin ocre, coupes ornées, tranches mouchetées rouge (reliure de l'époque) ; (1) f. blanc, XXVI (dont titre) pages, (1) f. de corrections et additions, 630 pages, (1) f. d'approbation et privilège, 4 cartes et 6 planches hors-texte. Ex-libris manuscrit à l'encre noire sur la première contregarde. Coiffe inférieure refaite. EDITION ORIGINALE ornée de 10 PLANCHES gravées sur vélin fort dont 4 CARTES à double page (dont deux du cartographe Jean-Baptiste Nolin gravées par Aubin) et 6 planches dépliantes gravées sur cuivre (fontaines de Fontest-Orbe et de Fonsanche, machine à canaliser une fontaine, coupe et plan des bains de Balaruc, meule à broyer le pastel, outils divers). Si Jean Astruc (1684-1766) fut avant tout un éminent médecin et l'un des pionniers de l'exégèse moderne, on fait de nos jours l'éloge de son travail scientifique qui contient de nombreux détails curieux sur la région languedocienne. Son ouvrage est composé en trois parties : Mémoires de géographie (essentiellement sur le Languedoc), Mémoires de physique (fontaines, bains, vents, etc.) et Mémoires de littérature (étude linguistique sur les rapports entre langue celtique et langue d'Oc, superstitions et légendes en Languedoc, mais également étude sur les poissons fossiles et la pêche du mulet dans les étangs de Lates, etc.). Astruc est le premier qui ait donné une explication scientifique du phénomène de la fontaine de Fontestorbes (Ariège), habitée selon la légende par des fées qui y venaient laver leur linge à l'aide de battoirs en or. On notera également un très intéressant chapitre sur la culture et la préparation du pastel (pages 323 à 331). Cet ouvrage, d'une vaste érudition, est devenu RARE. Provenance : exemplaire de Jean-Baptiste Marduel (1699-1770), docteur en Sorbonne et curé de Saint-Roch. (BARBIER, III, 234 - CIORANESCU, 8632). FINE COPY. PICTURES AND MORE DETAILS ON REQUEST. [Attributes: First Edition]

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        Generation harmonique, ou traité de musique theorique et pratique.

      Prault, Paris, 1737 - Paris, Prault 1737. 4°. (16), 201, (13) S. Mit 12 Kupfertafeln. Grässe VI, 20. - MGG (dtv) X, 1904. - Eitner VIII, 120. - Fétis VII, 175. - Erste Ausgabe. - "Hatte Rameau im Traité Zarlinos* 'duale' Theorie mit der nach unten gehenden Reihe zur Erklärung der Mollharmonie scharf zurückgewiesen und dafür den schwachen Versuch unternommen, die Lage der Terz zwischen den beiden bestimmenden Eckpfeilern von Grundton und Quinte willkürlich zu vertauschen, so greift er in der 'Génération' zum Zwecke einer befriedigenderen Abteilung der Mollharmonie auf die sympathetische Vibration von Saiten und eine sich daraus ergebende arithmetische Proportion zurück, was praktisch eine Anerkennung von Zarlinos ursprünglicher Erklärung bedeutet" (MGG). - *Gioseffo Zarlino (1517-1590), ital. Musiktheoretiker und Komponist. - Papier zu Beginn etwas gebräunt und stockfleckig. Mit alten Besitzereinträgen auf dem Vorsatz. Einband berieben. Sprache: Französisch / Français / French [Attributes: First Edition]

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        Le Capitaine Mazin etant a Cheval, Monseigneur le Marquis donne lecon. 18.

      London. 1737. - Mounted size: 73 x 61cm. Very Good condition. Copper engraving. coloured. This striking print shows Captain Mazin demonstrating the 'terre a terre' move on horseback, watched by the seated Duke. The print is from the 1737 English edition of Cavendish's exposition on the theory and practice of equestrian dressage. La Methode et Invention Nouvelle de Dresser les Chevaux, was first published in 1657 in Antwerp. William Cavendish, The Duke of Newcastle, lost his fortune and title after the Battle of Marston Moor and went into exile on the continent. Whilst in Paris, he purchased eight Barbary horses, set up a manege and developed his own training methods. [Attributes: First Edition]

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        Monseigneur le Marquis etant a cheval et le Capitaine Mazin a pied. 20

      Methode et invention nouvelle de dresser Les Chevaux. 1737. - Copper engraving. Size: 51 x 38.5 cm. (20 x 15 inches). Fine condition This striking print shows the Duke of Newcastle demonstrating six moves on horseback, watched by Captain Mazin on foot. The print is from the 1737 English edition of Cavendish's exposition on the theory and practice of equestrian dressage. La Methode et Invention Nouvelle de Dresser les Chevaux, was first published in 1657 in Antwerp. William Cavendish, The Duke of Newcastle, lost his fortune and title after the Battle of Marston Moor and went into exile on the continent. Whilst in Paris, he purchased eight Barbary horses, set up a manege and developed his own training methods. [Attributes: First Edition]

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        Monsigneur le Marquis a Cheval, Le Capitainne a pie. Pl 29.

      London: 1737 - Size: 460 × 565 mm. Copperplate engraving with hand colour. slightly toned, otherwise in very good condition. This wonderful equestrian print is from the 1737 English edition of Cavendish's exposition on the theory and practice of equestrian dressage. La Methode et Invention Nouvelle de Dresser les Chevaux, was first published in 1657 in Antwerp. William Cavendish, The Duke of Newcastle, lost his fortune and title after the Battle of Marston Moor and went into exile on the continent. Whilst in Paris, he purchased eight Barbary horses, set up a manege and developed his own training methods.

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        Quinti Horatii Flacci. Opera

      London: Iohannes Pine, 1733; 1737 - The pinnacle of Augustan book illustration, in a fine binding of the period. "Pine's complete command of his craft makes this the most elegant of English eighteenth-century books in which text and illustrations alike are entirely engraved" (Ray) First Pine edition, second issue, with "potest" in medallion, p. 108, v. II. 2 vols., 8vo. Frontispiece, [14], [265]; frontispiece, [6], 191, [46] pp. With complete engraved list of European subscribers, beginning with Frederick, Prince of Wales. Engraved by Pine throughout with text, plates, portraits, vignettes, and initials. Full contemporary red morocco, spines gilt stamped with floral and leaf tools in six compartments, covers tooled with triple-fillet border with small sun tool at corners, turn-ins gilt with flower and pomegranate roll and double fillet, a.e.g., marbled endpapers, green silk markers. Fine. Rothschild 1548; Ray, ILLUSTRATOR AND THE BOOK IN ENGLAND, p. 3; De Ricci- Cohen, pp. 497-8; Brunet III, p. 320. Provenance: William G. Mack (two bookplates); Reverend Stephen Marshall, D.D., Glasgow (gift inscription "from his brother Thomas 10th April, 1815. Malta" on first text page of vol. II); H.D. Lyon (compliment slips laid-in) [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        La Gerusalemme liberata. Poema del Signor Torquato Tasso trasportato in lingua calabrese in ottava rima in questa prima edizione da Carlo Cusentino d'Aprigliano, Casale di Cosenza e dedicata

      s. e. (ma N. Parrino), Cosenza (ma Napoli) 1737 - all'Eccellentissimo signore il Signor D. Francesco Maria Carafa principe di Belvedere, Principe di Gallicchio e Marchese di Anzi In 4°, pp. (8) + 346. Piccoli forellini di tarlo al marg. est. per tutta la prima parte del volume. Tipica brunitura uniforme. M. pl. ottocentesca. Edizione originale di questa versione in calabrese "si deve anche notare che prima del Cosentino era stata iniziata una versione in calabrese della Gerusalemme da Giuseppe Coco di Policastro.". Cosentini fu autore di fama pur essendo la Gerusalemme l'unica opera pervenutaci. Questa è considerata non mera traduzione, bensì una reinvenzione di ispirazione tassiana, nella quale compaioni usi e costumi della gente di Aprigliano. Mandalari, p. 207. Capialbi, Tip. Calabresi, p. 81. ITA

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        Allgemeine Geschichte der Schweitzer (Ab Teil 4): Genaue und umständliche Beschreibung Helvetischer Geschichte. Aus den bewährtesten Verfassern der alten und neuen Historien ... dazu: Vollständiges Register.... - dazu: (Bodmer, Johann Jacob): Historische und Critische Beyträge zu der Historie der Eidsgenossen, bestehen in Urkunden, Zeugnissen und Untersuchungen, auch gantzen historischen Werckgen, grössten Theils aus authentischen Handschrifften genommen und, und zu mehrerer Beglaubung und Erklärung der vornehmsten Geschichten, vornehmlich mit Absicht auf das grosse Werck Jacob Lauffers zusammengetragen.

      Zürich, Verlag Conrad Orell und Comp. 1737-1739.. 18 Teile mit Register und 4 Teile in zusammen 7 Bänden. Jeder Teil 300-400 S. Pergamentbände der Zeit mit hs. Rückentiteln.. Ohne das Porträt Lauffers. - Teils minim stockfleckig, sehr schöne und saubere Exemplare. - Haller 4, 479 und II, 290 - Barth 10228 und 10229. - Erste Ausgabe und komplette Folge der umfangreichsten Gestamtdarstellung der schweizer Geschichte in der ersten Hälfte des 18. Jahrhunderts. Hier zusammen mit den Ergänzungen Bodmers in 4 Teilen (einheitlich gebunden in einem Band).

      [Bookseller: Biblion Antiquariat Leonidas Sakellaridi]
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        Historia derer " Wiedergebohrnen in Sachsen ",oder Exempel solcher Personen mit denen sich im Leben, oder im Tode Merkwürdiges zugetragen: 1. Historie 2. Theologen 3. Sterbekunst. 3 Teile in einem Band.

      Graitz Vogtland / Dresden / Gottlieb Ludewigen / Christian Saueressig / 1737 / 1735 / 1733. 17,5 x 11,5 x 8 cm, 608 / 608 / 268 S. Buchschmuck, Halbpergament der Zeit mit handgeschriebenem Rückenschild. Außen etwas abgegriffen u. berieben. Innen sonst kaum Mängel. Bemerkenswerter guter Zustand. 14

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

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

      [Bookseller: Studio Bibliografico Benacense]
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        Projet de taille tarifée.

      Chez Jean Daniel Beman 1737 - - Chez Jean Daniel Beman, A Rotterdam 1737, petit in-8 (9,5x15,5cm), (1p. tit.) 338pp. 96pp., relié. - Deuxième édition en partie originale, rare. L&#39 originale a paru à Paris en 1723, l&#39 auteur insatisfait de son travail proposa cette seconde édition revue et augmentée d&#39 une seconde partie, Suplémant au projet de taille tarifée, dans laquelle il répond aux objections de ses détracteurs. Pleine basane brune mouchetée de l&#39 époque. Dos à cinq nerfs richement orné de caissons et fleurons dorés, pièce de titre de maroquin blond. Roulettes dorées sur les coupes et les coiffes. Toutes tranches mouchetées rouges. Coiffe de tête élimée, premier nerf très légèrement apparent à la jointure, un petit travail de vers affectant le dernier caisson ainsi que le mors de queue du plat inférieur. Important ouvrage dans lequel l&#39 auteur expose l&#39 idée novatrice d&#39 un système fiscal censé à la fois endiguer la mendicité et enrichir l&#39 Etat et les particuliers. Les théories développées par Castel dans ce texte constituent une première approche des solutions qui seront mises en oeuvres par les physiocrates sous le ministère Turgot. L&#39 orthographe du volume est très surprenante : elle reflète les conceptions révolutionnaires de l&#39 abbé qui souhaitait réformer phonétiquement l&#39 orthographe française. (1p. tit.) 338pp. 96pp. [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        Characteristicks of Men, Manners, Opinions, Times. In Three Volumes. The Sixth Edition, Corrected. With the Addition of a Letter concerning Design.

      3 vols, 8vo, large and thick paper, eng. port., [4], iv, 364 pp 443 pp, [4], 410, [54] pp, portrait, title vignettes and headpieces finely engraved by Simon Gribelin, an eighteenth century ms. notice pasted inside the cover of volume 1 reads "Mary Countess Dowr. of Shaftesbury's Books brought from Her House in Grosvenor Square 1772. Characteristicks. 3 Vols. Uniformly bound in Blue Morocco.", bound in contemporary dark blue morocco, the covers with broad roll borders showing ten different insects, including a snail, and edged with a sawtooth roll, each cover with a large central lozenge composed of tulips, acorns, leaves, circles, dots and stars, those on vols 1 and 3 identical, that on vol 2 subtly different, spines with six raised bands fully gilt, titles and volume numbers applied direct to spine in 2 compartments, the tooling on vol 2 differing slightly, spines slightly faded, otherwise a very fine set.

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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 - 3 volume set. 28 cm. 4to. Pleasing to the eye and to the touch. A lovely set. See our pictures. Full contemporary leather binding. 5 raised bands with gilt inlay. New gold and red leather spine labels. Fine bindings and cover. Vol. 1: [2], v, [1], iii-lxxix, [1], 603, [1] p.; v. 2: [52], 590 p.; v. 3: lxx, [2], 632, [58] p. Marginal damp stain to first 2-3 pages. 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. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        ATLAS HISTORIQUE, or Novelle Introduction a l'Histoire, a la Chronologie & a la Geographie Ancienne & Moderne;

      Amsterdam.: Zacherie Chatelain,. 1737. hb. Tall folio. . Zacherie Chatelain (d.1723) was the father of Henri Abraham (1684-1743) and Zacherie Junior (1690-1754). They worked as a partnership publishing this atlas under several different Chatelain imprints, depending on the Chatelain family partnerships at the time of publication. The original atlas was published in seven volumes between 1705 and 1720, with a second edition appearing in 1732. The maps were accompanied by information pertaining to cosmography, geography, history, chronology, genealogy, topography, heraldry, and costume of the world. The maps in the Atlas Historique were based on those of the French cartographer Guillaume De L'Isle, but were presented by the Chatelains in an encyclopedic format. The text is in French and is printed in two columns on the page with maps and other illustrations interspersed. Each map and table is numbered consecutively (see MapHist dot com). Our offering is described as "Tome II, Seconde Partie, ou Tome III" of the "Nouvelle Edition" which has been "Revue, corrigee, & considerablement augumentee". It covers Great Britain, Ireland, Switzerland, Savoy, Lorraine, and the Republic of Venice. It contains 36 folding maps, genealogical tables or charts. The binding is full contemporary calf, with seven raised bands and the spine ornamented in gilt. The binding shows minor wear but is otherwise strong and the contents are in remarkable condition. There is an elaborate engraved plate preceding the formal title page (printed in red and black). .

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        ATLAS HISTORIQUE, or Novelle Introduction a l'Histoire, a la Chronologie & a la Geographie Ancienne & Moderne;

      Zacherie Chatelain,, Amsterdam. 1737 - Tall folio. Zacherie Chatelain (d.1723) was the father of Henri Abraham (1684-1743) and Zacherie Junior (1690-1754). They worked as a partnership publishing this atlas under several different Chatelain imprints, depending on the Chatelain family partnerships at the time of publication. The original atlas was published in seven volumes between 1705 and 1720, with a second edition appearing in 1732. The maps were accompanied by information pertaining to cosmography, geography, history, chronology, genealogy, topography, heraldry, and costume of the world. The maps in the Atlas Historique were based on those of the French cartographer Guillaume De L'Isle, but were presented by the Chatelains in an encyclopedic format. The text is in French and is printed in two columns on the page with maps and other illustrations interspersed. Each map and table is numbered consecutively (see MapHist dot com). Our offering is described as "Tome II, Seconde Partie, ou Tome III" of the "Nouvelle Edition" which has been "Revue, corrigee, & considerablement augumentee". It covers Great Britain, Ireland, Switzerland, Savoy, Lorraine, and the Republic of Venice. It contains 36 folding maps, genealogical tables or charts. The binding is full contemporary calf, with seven raised bands and the spine ornamented in gilt. The binding shows minor wear but is otherwise strong and the contents are in remarkable condition. There is an elaborate engraved plate preceding the formal title page (printed in red and black). [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        Discours sur les Ancres

      Paris: Imprimerie Royale,, 1737. Piéce qui a remporté le premier Prix proposés par l'Académie Royale des Sciences pour l'année 1737. Quarto (246 × 190 mm). Contemporary spotted calf, neatly rebacked to style, red morocco label, floral tools gilt to the compartments, French fillet panel gilt to the boards, double fillet edge-roll, marbled edges and endpapers. 24 folding engraved plates. A little rubbed, light browning, but a very good copy. First edition. Extremely uncommon, OCLC locates just two copies: Swiss National Library and the Bibliothèque municipale de Lyon. Bernoulli's paper was the winner of a competition set by the Académie Royale des Sciences to answer the question of what was the best possible shape for anchors. The volume also contains the second prize-winner, Tresaguet's "Memoire sur la Fabrique des Ancres", and the joint third place essays, Bernoulli's son Daniel's "Réfléxions sur la Meillure Figure a donner aux Ancres …", and le Marquis Poleni's "Dissertations Latines sur les Ancres …" Interesting and well-illustrated collection of papers exemplifying the French state's efforts to rationalize ship design and production during the later seventeenth and early eighteenth centuries. The feuding Swiss Bernoulli scientific dynasty were important contributors to a number of key areas of research, Johann or Jean made significant advances towards the development of calculus, while his son Daniel is particularly remembered for his applications of mathematics to mechanics, especially fluid mechanics, and for his pioneering work in probability and statistics.

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        Manifiesto canonico legal del absoluto y libre derecho del Rey a la Percepcion de las vacantes mayores, y menores de las Iglesias de Indias y su conversion en qualesquiera usos convenientes al Estado

      Revenues from the Americas. 1737. Madrid. Diego Miguel de Peralta. In folio (288 mm x 200 mm). 1 [blank] + 1 ff. + 89 ff. 1 [blank]. Later paper wrappers. Very good copy, with only minor traces of damp.First edition. A rare treatise not found in Sabin; vindicates the royal right of the Spanish Crown to the revenues accruing from the vacancies of Churches in the Americas. There is very little information about Hontalva y Arce, who wrote consistently on the subject; he was also author of a similar work, the Alegaciones sobre el derecho que tienen de acrecer en las vacantes los prebendados de la metropolitan de Mexico y los de sus sufrageneas, printed in Mexico. Several ecclesiastical and civil authorities discussed the subject at length; it´s importance for either institution´s treasuries was critical.Palau, 116005. Medina, BHA, 3074. Not in Sabin.

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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 tegli dorati. 1 f. bianco, 6 tavole in antiporta, (xvi), 312, (1), 1 tavola in fine, 1 f. bianco. Nelle tavole in antiporta vi sono due ritratti, uno di Petrus Soderinus e l' altro di Franc Soderinus Card. Episc. Volterranensis. Con numerose magnifiche testatine e finaletti magistralmente illustrati da Girolamo Odam, e dell'incisore, Paolo Pilaiae. Molto raro. Scheda provvisoria.

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        THE WHOLE DUTY OF WOMAN OR THE INFALLIBLE GUIDE TO THE FAIR SEX.

      London, printed for T. Read, 1737.Containing, Rules, Directions, and Observations, for their Conduct and Behaviour through all Ages and Circumstances of Life, as virgins, wives, or widows. With Directions, how to obtain all Useful and Fashionable Accomplishments suitable to the sex. In which are comprised all Parts of Good Housewifry, particularly Rules and Receipts in every Kind of Cookery. 1. Making all Sorts of Soops and Sauces. 2. Dressing Flesh, Fish, and Fowl; this last illustrated with Cuts, shewing how every Fowl, Wild or Tame, is to be trust for the Spit: Likewise all other Kind of Game. 3. Making above 40 different Sorts of Puddings. 4. The whole Art of Pastry in making Pies, Tarts, and Pasties. 5. Receipts for all Manner of Pickling, Collaring, &c. 6. For Preserving, making Creams, Jellies, and all Manner of Confectionary. 7. Rules and Directions for setting out Dinners, Suppers, and Grand Entertainments. To which is added, Bills of Fare for every Month in the Year, curiously engraven on Copper Plates, with the Forms of Tables and Dishes, and the Shapes of Pies, Tarts, and Pasties. With Instructions for Marketing. Also Rules and Receipts for making all the choicest Cordials for the Closet: Brewing Beers, Ales, &c. Making all Sorts of English Wines, Cyder, Mum, Mead, Metheglin, Vinegar, Verjuice, Catchup, &c. With some fine Perfumes, Pomatums, Cosmeticks and other Beautifiers. FIRST EDITION, 1737. Thick 4to, approximately 185 x 145 mm, 7¼ x 5¾ inches, 39 illustrations, pages: Title page, iv, 3 - 694, last page blank, some mispagination, pages 33 - 40, 207, 529 - 540 and 687 misnumbered 41 - 48, 407, 527 - 538 and 487 also pages following page 653 numbered 664 - 694, this is the same in all copies, see ESTC T27551 with same mispagination, LACKS PAGES 217 - 240 AND PAGES 529 - 540, otherwise complete, bound in half old calf, marbled boards. Binding worn, crack to spine, covers rubbed and worn, corners worn, but binding still tight and firm, pale browning and foxing throughout, title page and endpapers slightly frayed at edges, occasional small closed tear to margins, otherwise a good copy (lacking pages as noted). See: Oxford, English Cookery Books to the Year 1850, pages 69 - 70; Virginia Maclean, A Short - title Catalogue of Household and Cookery Books, 1701 - 1800, pages 150 - 51. MORE IMAGES ATTACHED TO THIS LISTING, ALL ZOOMABLE. POSTAGE AT COST.

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        Lapponia Russica cum adjacentibus Regionibus.

      1737 - St Petersburg: the Academy of Sciences, 1737.507 x 575mm. Mint condition Russian Lapland, marking Archangel, from the 'Atlas Russicus', the first atlas of Russia, compiled with the aid of the Frenchman Joseph-Nicolas de L'Isle, who found the St Petersburg Academy of Sciences.

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        OFFICIUM HEBDOMADAE SANCTAE,MISSALI & BREVIARII ROMANI

      . Zustand: Excelente Einband: Encuadernacion de tapa dura. Venetiis. 1737. 527 pag. Bello ejemplar. 14x8. Ref 13 Biblioteca A.

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

      . Zustand: Excelente Einband: Encuadernacion de tapa dura. Madrid. 370pag + 33h, indice. 31x21,5. Insertos sus reales privilegios, aprovadas,y confirmadas por el Rey nuestro senor D.Felipe Quinto 1737. pequeno orificio de polilla primeras paginas sin afectar al texto(FOTO).

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        Kst.- Karte, bei Felsecker Erben, "Neu eröffnetes Kriegs Theatrvm in Ungarn, Ruszland und der Türckey, worinnen alle Provintzien, wie Sie an das Türkische Reich angräntzen zu ersehen sindt. Nürnberg bey Adam Ionathan Felßeckers Sel Erben A. 1737".

      . mit altem Flächenkolorit,, dat. 1737, 35 x 49,5. Not in Zacharakis ( he only knows a later edition from 1830, see number 2507 ). Zacharakis, Nr. 2507 kennt nur die spätere Datierung. - Sehr seltene Einblattdruckkarte! ( Very rare singleprint ). Unten links die Titelkartusche, rechts unten sowie rechts oben Erklärungen. - Zeigt im Nordwesten noch Wien, im Nordosten Moskau, im Südosten Bagdad, im Südwesten die ägyptische Mittelmeerküste.

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        La Poética, o reglas de la Poesía en general, y de sus principales especies.

      - Zaragoza, Francisco Revilla, 1737, 27,5 x 19 cm., pergamino moderno a la romana con el título rotulado en lomo, 14 h. + 503 págs. ("Primera edición dirigida por su propio autor. Luzán se educó en Nápoles y en Palermo de 1715 a 1733, acumulando inmenso caudal de conocimientos. Sabía multitud de lenguas, y hablaba y escribía con facilidad el latín, italiano, inglés y alemán. Todas las literaturas de su tiempo le eran familiares. Naturalmente, todo este sólido saber se refleja en la Poética" Palau. La Poética de Luzán está considerada un clásico y es una de las obras más importantes de literatura de la primera mitad del siglo XVIII).

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        Ã–ffentliche und privat Rechts-Gutachten, und ausgesuchte Erkenntnisse, des bürgerlichen Rechts, nebst vorausgeschickter wissenschaftlicher Zusammenstellung der darin und in den Erkenntnissen dieses Fachs, angewendeten Grundsätze, nach Ordnung der Pandekten. 2 Bde. in einem Band. Leipzig, Weygand 1792. 4°. 2 Bl., 416 S.; 1 Bl., 394 S., mit 1 gest. Titelporträt, Pbd. d. Zt. mit Rsch.

      . . ADB XVII, 197f. (zum Verfasser) - Enslin 480.- Erste Ausgabe, selten.- Letztes grosses Zivilrechtslehrbuch des 18. Jahrhunderts, verfasst von dem Professor der Rechte an der Universität Halle, E. C. Westphal (1737-1792). Er erwarb sich Verdienste "um das Quellenstudium und um die Form der Monographie sowie um die Benutzung der deutschen Sprache für solche Arbeiten" (ADB XLII, 198).- Innendeckel mit Exlibris, tls. leicht braunfleckig, Ebd. etw. berieben u. bestoßen.

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        Grund=Riss der Königl. Preuss. Residentz Berlin. Welche enthält die Städte A. Berlin. B. Cölln. C. Fridr. Werder. D. Neu- Stadt. E. Friederich - Stadt. F. Cöllnische Vorstadt. G. Berliner Vorstadt vorm Königs Thor und Stralauer Thor. H. Vorstadt vorm Spandauer Thor..

      . Kupferstich v. G.P. Busch n. J. Fr. Walter b. J. P. Schmidt, dat. 1737, 49,8 x 63,5. Nicht bei Clauswitz/Zögner; Schulz, Die ältesten Stadtpläne Berlins, Nr. 52 und S. 110 m. Abb.; Ernst, J.F. Walter, Nr. 7 und Abb. - Sehr seltener Plan, hier im 2. Zustand. Dazu Schulz auf S. 111 "Neben dem ersten Zustand, ... gibt es eine zweite Auflage. Auch sie ist heute rar und unterscheidet sich zunächst von der ersten Ausgabe im Bereich der Koch- und Zimmerstraße". Ders. "..noch wichtiger ist die zweite Plattenkorrektur. .. Die Autoren haben .. die Jägerbrücke nachgetragen .." - Dek. Stadtplan von Berlin im Maßstab 1: 8900 ( Schulz ), unten links 2 Textkartuschen mit Erklärungen zu den im Plan verzeichneten Gebäuden. Eine der Kartuschen ist geschmückt mit 2 Adlern und 2 Engeln. Unter dem Plan eine Gesamtansicht von Berlin "Prospect der Stadt Berlin Mitternächliche Seite", flankiert von 2 fig. Allegorien Mars und Merkur. - Das Blatt ist leicht gereinigt und alte Faltstellen wurden geglättet.

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        Die königl. Prevs. u. Churf. Brandenbvrg. Residenz-Stadt Berlin ..., Gesamtansich, darüber Stadtplan.

      . altkol. Kupferstich n. J.F. Walter b. Homann Erben, dat. 1737, 48,5 x 55,5. Fauser, 1375. K. Lindner in "Lüneb. Beiträge z. Vedutenforschung", S. 155 ff. u. Abb. S. 160; Schulz, Stadtpläne von Berlin, Nr. 81 und 82. - Hier vorliegend ohne Druckprivileg (1. Zustand), vergl. Schulz 82 ".. es gibt auch Blätter ohne jedes Privileg". - Die Ansicht wie meist unkoloriert, der Plan mit altem Flächenkolorit.

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        De La Distribution Des Maisons De Plaisance, Et De La Decoration Des Edifices En General

      Chez Charles-Antoine Jombert 1737-1738, Paris - 198 & 180 pages. 28.5 x 21.2 cm. 155 engraved plates, title page printed in red and black, engraved frontispiece and 44 engraved plates in Vol. 1 (42 folding) ; 111 engraved plates in Vol. 2 (12 folding), numerous engraved head and tail pieces and initials in the text. First edition, second issue lacking half titles, errata slips, and with Jombert's address as "Rue Dauphine" of Blondel's first published book. Vol. I includes many architectural designs for houses and Vol. II describes both interior and exterior ornaments, as well as garden plans. FOWLER 49. "Blondel was the most significant French architectural educator of the eighteenth century.his objective was to establish design principles for domestic architecture that correspond to the classical principles already in practice for civil structures." [see: MILLARD p25]. FOWLER notes, "The fine plates were both drawn and engraved by the author, except for a few at the end of Volume II, on which he received help. The allegorical frontispiece and some of the head and tailpieces were engraved by Cochin. This work deals in great detail with the country house and its garden." BERLIN CATALOGUE 2400. BRUNET I, p.977. CICOGNARA 35. Raised bands, leather spine labels, spine panels richly decorated in gilt, marbled endpapers, interior contents [plates and text] clean, moderate extremity wear. Contemporary French cat's paw calf, edges stained red. Very good. 2 vols [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        MISCELLANEOUS WORKS many of which are now first published.

      London, printed by J. Hughs, for J. Brindley; and C. Corbett, 1737.I. Pyramidographia; or a Description of the Pyramids in Egypt... II. A Discourse of the Roman Foot, and Denarius ... the Measures and Weights used by the Ancients... III. Tracts upon various subjects, Letters, Poems, and Observations in his Travels in Italy, Turky, and Egypt. IV. A Description of the Grand Seignor's Seraglio. To which are added, I. Reflections on the Pyramidographia, written by an anonymous Author, soon after the Publication of that Book. II. A Dissertation upon the Sacred Cubit of the Jews, and the Cubits of the several Nations; from the Dimensions of the greatest Egyptian Pyramid, as taken by Mr. Greaves, the antient cubit of Memphis is determined. Translated from the Latin of Sir Isaac Newton, not yet published... To the whole is prefix'd, an historical and critical account of the life and writings of the author. Published by Thomas Birth M.A., F.R.S. and member of the Society of Antiquaries. FIRST COLLECTED EDITION 1737, 2 volumes, complete set. 8vo, approximately 200 x 120 mm, 8 x 4¾ inches, title pages printed red and black, 6 engraved plates of which 5 are folding and 2 of the folding sheets bear 2 plates each, making a total of 8 engraved plates as required, (some copies were issued with 8 plates on 8 sheets of which 3 folding, possibly later issues with the 2 plate sheets cut in half), woodcut headpieces and decorated initials, pages: (6), lxxii, (2), ix, (1), 92, 89 - 356; (4), 359 - 540, (6), 591 - 800, the irregular pagination is present in all copies, collated and guaranteed complete, Parts I, II, III and IV have added title - pages, the first 3 dated 1736, Part IV dated 1737, bound in full antique calf, double ruled gilt border to covers, rebacked to style with raised bands, gilt rules and gilt lettered morocco label, edges speckled red, original endpapers retained. Covers and corners slightly worn, brief ink note on front endpapers which are age - browned, 2 leaves in Volume II have some pale brown staining, otherwise text and plates clean and bright, binding tight and firm. A very good set of a scarce work containing the first publication in any language of Sir Isaac Newton's study of the Sacred Cubit of the Jews. See Babson, Catalogue of the Works of Sir Isaac Newton, Second Supplement, page 20, No. 040. Newton's Dissertation is printed in Volume II from page 405 - 433 'Translated from the Latin of Sir Isaac Newton, not yet published'. According to Gjertsen, The Newton Handbook, page 6, it is the most elusive of Newton's published works, known in just two editions, the 1737 Greaves' Miscellaneous Works and a 1744 edition in Latin. 'Newton's argument is clear, detailed and precise; it is also without direction, a study in pure metrology'. John Greaves (1602 - 1652) mathematician and astronomer was Savilian professor of astronomy at Oxford University but this collected edition of his works published posthumously reflects very wide interests, from chicken hatcheries to the Pyramids with just two articles on astronomy. Since Newton's Dissertation was based on Greaves' measurements of the Great Pyramid the editor Thomas Birch saw fit to publish it in the collection and it is included in the partial list of contents on the title page of Volume I. Greaves earlier works published on his return from his travels, A Discourse of the Roman Foot (1647) and Pyramidographia (1646), were found in Newton's library. MORE IMAGES ATTACHED TO THIS LISTING, ALL ZOOMABLE. FURTHER IMAGES ON REQUEST. POSTAGE AT COST.

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        Kst.- Karte, bei Felsecker Erben, "Des neu eröffnenden Kriegs Theatri in Ungarn zweyter theil, enthaltend die Kriegs Operationes in der Walchey, Moldau, Servien, Bosnien, und Bulgarien, worinnen alle Marcks der kayserl. Armeen des 1737 Iahrs angezeiget sind".

      . mit altem Flächenkolorit,, dat. 1737, 36,5 x 57. Szantai, Atlas Hungaricus, S. 173 ( = Felsecker 1). Sehr seltene Einblattdruckkarte, mit Kopftitel. Oben links und unten links 2 kleine Insetkarten der Umgebung von Widdin und Zwornick. - Zeigt das Gebiet östlich von Wien mit Ungarn, Siebenbürgen, Moldau, Bannat, Bosnien, Serbien usw., im Südosten noch Istanbul. - Bis auf die äußere Einfassungslinie beschnitten und altmontiert.

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        Methode et Invention Nouvelle de Dresser les Chevaux

      1737. CAVENDISH, William, Duke of Newcastle. Methode et Invention Nouvelle de Dresser les Chevaux. London: Jean Brindley, 1737. Second edition of Cavendish’s important first treatise on the horse and horsemanship, with engraved title page and 42 wonderful double-page folio engravings of horse breeds and training methods, all pulled directly from the original 1658 copperplates, and 50 in-text woodcut diagrams. Beautifully bound in period-style full calf-gilt. “England, though often considered a country of horse lovers, actually only produced one early master of classical riding. William Cavendish, Duke of Newcastle, was a royalist who lived in exile until the restoration of King Charles II. During his exile he opened a riding school in Belgium. He wrote La Methode et Invention Nouvelle de Dresser les Chevaux… The illustrations are among the most beautiful to ever grace equestrian literature” (Deanna Ramsay). This was the first of Cavendish’s two important books on the subject of breeding and training horses, translated into French from his English manuscript and published in Antwerp in two issues, 1657 and 1658 (with many of the 1657 title pages having been altered by hand to also read “1658”). This first printing was largely destroyed by fire in the bookseller’s shop (Brunet), and is all but impossible to acquire. Offered here is the second edition of Cavendish’s first book, “a work long cherished by bibliophiles for the excellence of its typography and the quality of its illustrations, a work esteemed by countless generations of horsemen and revered by such masters as La Guérinière, Comte d’Aure and Steinbrecht, and a landmark of equestrian” (W. C. Steinkraus) that has been called “still the only really outstanding work on the subject written by an Englishman” (R. S. Toole-Stott). In it Cavendish discusses a wide variety of equine subjects, including the recognition of the age and disposition of a horse, the characteristics of various types of horses (e. g. Spanish, the Barb, the English horse, the Arabian), methods of maintenance, and instructions on proper riding. “You must in all Airs follow the strength, spirit, and disposition of the horse, and do nothing against nature; for art is but to set nature in order, and nothing else. ” Of the 42 wonderful double-page plates after Abraham van Diepenbeke, 24 depict the multiple stages Cavendish and his assistant Captain Mazin employed in training complicated maneuvers. The quality of the impressions “even surpasses those of the original edition” (W. C. Steinkraus). His second work, A New Method and Extraordinary Invention to Dress Horses (1667) is often confused with the 1657 Methode et Invention. It was first published in English, with translations into French and German appearing variously from 1671 to 1740, without any plates. In his preface to this second work, Cavendish makes clear that while it is “neither a translation of the first, nor an absolutely necessary addition to it, [it] may be of use by itself, without the other. ”See Huth, 23; Podeschi 26 and 49; Lowndes, 1663; Wing N884-87; Brunet I, 1700; Graesse II, 93. Minor light shallow dampstain to top margins of only first few plates and gatherings, small archival tape repair to scuff on page 108. Beautifully bound, a most handsome copy.

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        Della Eloquenza italiana di Monsignor Giusto Fontanini arcivesco vo d'Ancira. Libri tre. Novallemente ristampata. Nel primo si spiega l'origine, e il processo dell' Italiana favella: nel Secondo si tratta del suo ingrandimento per le opere scritti: nel Terzo si despone una bibliotheca ordinata d'autori singolari nelle materie più classiche, illustrata di mole osservarzione

      1737. Venezia, Cristoforo Zane, 1737. xxxii,752pp. 19th century hcloth binding with marbled sides (a bit rubbed). With fine full-page portrait of the author. Vast bibliographical project by the Italian librarian and archeologist, Fontanini, 1666-1736, listing Italian grammatical and rhetorical treatises, translations of the classics, orations, poetry and prose, drama, etc. [Haym 164, no. 7.] The work was first published in 1706. Fontanini continued improving it until, 30 years later he revised in completely. The work is divided in three parts: The first is on the origin and development of the Italian language; the second deals with its growth through the works that have been written in it, and the third part is a list of classical books in all genres with bibliographical and literary notes. The 1736 edition is so much enlarged that in a way it is a new book. The title has also changed from the earlier editions.

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        Tegenwoordige staat des Duitschen keizerryks: en wel in't byzonder van de Opper-Rhynsche, Frankische, Zwabische, Beyersche en Oostenryksche Kreiten. Als mede van het koninkryk Bohemen, Moravien, Silesiën, Hungaryen, Zevenbergen en de frontierlanden des keizerryks. Nu vertaald en merkelyk vermeerderd door M. van Goch.

      Amsterdam, Isaac Tirion, 1737.Contemporary half calf, spine gilt. With engraved frontispiece, folding plan of Straatsburg, folding view of Straatsburg, folding view of Vienna, 2 folding plates and 4 folding maps (1 of Hungary and 3 of Germany). (2),673,(15) pp.* Original issued as Modern history: or present state of all nations. London 1725-1739. Translated into Dutch:Hedendaagsche historie, of tegenwoordige staat van alle volkeren. Volume IX contains descriptions of Germany, Austria and Hungary. Tiele 1033.

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        Opuscula, quibus res antiquae praecipue Aegyptiacae explanatur.

      Karlsruhe. (4) 412 Seiten. Broschur der Zeit. Die Broschur mit Einrissen, Vorsätze und letztes Blatt leicht fleckig.. Erste Ausgabe. - Brunet V, 210. Friedrich Samuel Schmidt (1737-1796) war ein Schweizer Professor, später für den Markgrafen von Baden-Durlach als Bibliotheks-Direktor tätig.

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        Travels into Muscovy, Persia, and part of the East-Indies.

      For A. Bettesworth and others London 1737 - Two volumes folio (35.5 x 23 cm). Engraved frontispiece by Picart, title, engraved portrait by G. Valck after G. Kneller, [4] preface, 246 pp., with 3 double-page engraved maps, 6 folding, 28 double-page and 19 full-page engraved plates, and 24 engravings in text; title, 223, [11] pp., with 8 folding, 24 double-page and 28 full-page engraved plates, and 25 engravings in text -- in all a portrait plate, 3 maps, 113 plates and 49 engravings in text,many plates showing several subjects; marginal ink marks on titles in both volumes, few marginal tears repaired. Contemporary calf rebacked to style, spine with raised bands, two labels with gilt lettering; boards a bit rubbed. First English edition of this richly illustrated work, including more than 300 engraved subjects and striking large panoramic plates, such as the celebrated panoramas of Moscow and Ispahan. It is modelled on the 1718 French edition and uses the same plates. De Bruyn, a Dutch painter, had previously made a lengthy tour to the Levant. In 1701, at the age of fifty, he undertook the present extensive journey to Persia and India via Moscow, arriving in Persia in 1703. His publication contains observations on cities, customs, flora and fauna, and antiquities, particularly the ruins of Persopolis. De Bruyn was possibly the first European traveller to visit Pasargarde. Ghani 221; Wilson 33; Lipperheide 547 (Dutch edition). [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Moscoviae Gubernium cum Adiacentibus Regionibus.

      1737 - St Petersburg: the Academy of Sciences, 1737. 500 x 560mm. Mint condition The environs of Moscow, from the 'Atlas Russicus', the first atlas of Russia, compiled with the aid of the Frenchman Joseph-Nicolas de L'Isle, who found the St Petersburg Academy of Sciences.

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        The Gardeners Dictionary: Containing the Methods of Cultivating and Improving the Kitchen, Fruit and Flower Garden, as Also, the Physick Garden, Wilderness, Conservatory, and Vineyard

      London: Philip Miller, 1737. London: Philip Miller, 1737. Hardback, no dust-wrapper. Unpaginated. xii, approx 600 pages. Recently rebound in half morocco with raised bands and gilt lettering. Bound with it (as intended) is 'An Appendix to the Gardeners Dictionary,' London, 1735. Lacking frontis but 4 plates called for. 3rd edition. First blank soiled, dedication leaf frayed, soiled and crudely repaired. Titlepage slightly soiled, first few pages damp stained in one corner, last few pages and the appendix more extensively damp stained. The appendix is uncommon and is seldom found bound as in this copy. Extremities and spine a little rubbed. [Henrey 1105 and 1104].. Hard Cover. Fair/No Jacket.

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        Dissertatio secunda de sede et caussa coloris aethiopum et caeterorum hominum

      Leiden: Theodore Haak, 1737. Leiden: Theodore Haak, 1737. <p>The First Medical Book Illustrations Printed by Three-Color Process</p><p>Albinus, Bernhard Siegfried (1697-1770). Dissertatio secunda de sede et caussa coloris aethiopum et caeterorum hominum. 4to. 16, [2]pp. Folding plate with tipped-on color mezzotint by Jan Ladmiral (1698-1773). Leiden: apud Theodorum Haak; Amsterdam: apud Jacobum Graal, & Henricum de Leth, 1737. 256 x 203 mm. Vellum ca. 1737, gilt-lettered spine, library stamp of the Birmingham Medical Institute in gilt on front cover; preserved in a cloth slipcase. Moderate foxing and toning, faint library stamps on title and margin of plate mount, but very good.</p><p>First Edition of Albinus&#39;s treatise on the "seat and cause" of human skin color. This extremely rare pamphlet was the second of six remarkable three-color anatomical mezzotints produced by Jan Ladmiral for Albinus between 1736 and 1741 to illustrate pmaphlets by Albinus on different specialized subjects in anatomy. These plates represent the first application of the three-color printing process to medical illustration. The three-color process, which uses three separate plates inked in red, yellow and blue, was invented by German artist Jacob Christoph le Blon, but it was Ladmiral who was responsible for developing the process for the purpose of anatomical illustration (only one anatomical three-color plate produced by le Blon is known: a separate plate of the male genitalia issued in 1721.)</p><p>Ladmiral&#39;s plate for the Dissertatio secunda contains three figures illustrating Albinus&#39; preparations of two dissected portions of skin and a thumbnail, all taken from an African woman. The first figure shows Albinus&#39; division of the skin into two layers, the superficial epidermis and the deeper reticulum. Albinus found that the reticulum was the source of human skin color, but also noted that the epidermis, although of lesser brightness, was colored in proportion to the intensity of coloration in the reticulum. He viewed the human nail as "a continuation of the epidermis, with the reticulum beneath it in the area of transition" (Punt, Bernhard Siegfried Albinus (1697-1770): On "Human Nature," p. 89). Albinus also speculated on the historical causes of the colors of the various human races, citing both ancient and scriptural authorities. Choulant, History and Bibliography of Anatomic Illustration (tr. Frank), p. 268. Meijer, Miriam C. "Albinus, Bernard Siegfried (1697-1770)." PetrusCamper.com, 12 Aug. 2009. Web. 25 May 2012.</p>

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        Londinium Antiqua. This Plan shews the ancient extent of the famous cities of London and Westminster as it was near the begining of the Reign of Queen Elizabeth.

      1737 - London, George Vertue, 1737. Eight sheets printed from pewter plates, dissected and laid on linen, total 690 x 1900mm. Paper lightly toned. The largest obtainable early map of Elizabethan London, derived from one of three known examples of an anonymous woodcut map of London c.1570, all now in institutions. Vertue, an antiquarian and publisher, saw an example in the possession of Sir Hans Sloane, and produced this copy in 1737. It was Vertue who first attributed it to Agas, a land surveyor. Agas published a map of Oxford that mentioned a companion map of London: this was enough evidence for Vertue to assign the map to Agas, an attribution that still survives. The style is much the same as Braun & Hogenberg, with the buildings shown in profile, and many of the details are shared. It is likely that both were based on a common source, but the Agas extends further north and shows St Paul's Cathedral without the spire. London Bridge has buildings on it, and The Globe and the Bull-Baiting Ring can be seen on the south bank of the river. The Royal Arms top left are those of James I, 1603-1625, but it is believed that these are a later addition to the woodblock Vertue copied. HOWGEGO: 8, and the introduction pp.7 - 8

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