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        The history of the British plantations in America. With a chronological account of the most remarkable things, which happen'd to the first adventurers in their several discoveries of that new world. Part I [all published]. Containing The History of Virginia; with remarks on the trade and commerce of that colony

      London: Printed at the Expense of the Society for the Encouragement of Learning, by S. Richardson, 1738. Quarto. (10 x 8 inches). 2 engraved folding maps, engraved title vignette repeated on verso of the final leaf, ornamental tailpiece. Uncut and largely unopened. Expertly bound to style in half 18th-century russia over contemporary marbled paper-covered boards, spine with raised bands in six compartments, red morocco lettering piece in the second compartment, the others with a repeat decoration in gilt. First edition of an early English history of Virginia: a tall, uncut copy complete with both maps. This rare account of the early exploration and settlement of Virginia is all that was published of a planned series of books on the British colonies in America. Although it begins with a brief sketch of the discovery and early exploration of America, the volume is mostly devoted to an account of Virginia, its commercial prospects, Indian tribes inhabiting the country, and tobacco growing there, with the whole of the work stressing the importance of trade between colony and mother country. Keith served as governor of Pennsylvania from 1717 to 1726, having previously been surveyor-general of customs for the southern colonies. He was a satisfactory official for the time that he served, and was well liked by both British officials and the colonists. The work contains two maps. The first, titled A New and Correct Map of America, shows all of North and South America, with California as an island, with an inset of the Arctic regions (with a note on the search for a Northwest Passage) and an inset vignette showing the Newfoundland cod fisheries. The map, according to the title, is after John Senex, William Moll "and other modern geographers." The other map, titled A New Map of Virginia, depicts Virginia, South Carolina, Maryland and the southern part of New Jersey. Copies of this work complete with both maps are rare. Alden & Landis 738/129; Church 930; Clayton-Torrence 147; Howes K36; Sabin 37240; Winsor III, p. 165; Arents 930; Cumming 240.

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        Das zum Krieg gehörige Augen-Werck, In Ansehung der Vortheile, So man in einer wohl ordinierten Bataille von der Situation des Orts zu erwarten hat. Wird auch durch die von Herrn George Rimpler in seinen Schriften angezeigte vortheilige Disposition der Festungs-Wercke . erkennet . Dresden, Zimmermann seel. Erben u. Gerlach, 1738. 12 Bll. m. gestoch. Vignette, 276 S. Mit 6 mehrf. gefalt. Kupfertafeln. Kl.-4°. Leder d. Zt. m. Rverg. (etw. beschabt und bestoßen, Kap. etw. angeplatzt bzw. restauriert).,

      1738 - Jähns 1514 f.- Erste Ausgabe.- Die Arbeit des in Diensten des Kurfürsten von Sachsen stehenden Capitaines Herlin enthält eine Erläuterung von Darstellungen und Grundsätzen französischer Schriftsteller, welche damals unbestritten die militärische Gedankenwelt beherrschten (Jähns), und eine von J. Chr. Glaser 1736 herausgegebene Zusammenstellung zur Rimplerschen Kontroverse: Antwort-Schreiben auf die vom Herrn Grafen von A. gethane drey Fragen, betreffend I. Das Laster des Ingenieurs, die anderer Leute Wercke vor die ihrigen ausgeben II. Das beruffene Dessein des Herrn Rimplers III. Den Nutzen der Analyse in dem Genie (ab S. 133).- Die Kupfer zeigen Festungsanlagen von Malta und Stralsund, Festungsdetails sowie Schlachtordnungen.- Etwas braunfleckig. Gewicht in Gramm: 500 [Attributes: First Edition]

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        The Description and Use of the Globes, and the Orrery

      London,: Printed for Thomas Wright, Mathematical Instrument-Maker . . . And E. Cushee, Globe-Maker, 1738.. Octavo, with six engraved folding plates; early ink ownership inscription ("John Wadham, his booke July 12th 1762"), armorial bookplate of Belsfield, and a later owner's embossed stamp; a good, crisp copy in contemporary dark calf, front cover with two layers of leather showing with some wear near the spine, but the book not rebacked; later paper label. A popular handbook on globes which ran to at least ten editions from 1731 (this is the fourth). Harris begins with an introduction to the latest models of globes, celestial and terrestrial. He then demonstrates how to use the globes to solve forty-six problems, including finding latitudes and longitudes for any given place, finding the position of the sun at any given date, discovering on which date the sun will be directly overhead in any given spot in the torrid zone, computing the length of any given day of the year, finding the altitude of a star, and so on (Taylor, The Mathematical Practitioners).Joseph Harris (1702-64) began as a blacksmith in Cornwall with an interest in mathematics. He designed and made mathematical and navigational instruments, and his interest in navigation led him to voyage to Mexico and Jamaica. He also taught mathematics, and in 1748 became Master of the Mint in the Tower of London. These interests are reflected in his publications on coinage and navigation.The two publishers of the book were also practical savants: Thomas Wright was a maker of scientific instruments, who specialised in the orrery, while Richard Cushee (who died in about 1732: the publisher here is probably his son) was a maker of globes and was the engraver of the plates in this book.

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        Lo Stato Presente di Tutti i Paesi, e Popoli del Mondo Naturale, Politico, e Morale, Con Nuove Osservazioni, e Correzioni degli Antichi, e Moderni Viagiatori Volume VIII. Dell'Imperio della Moscovia o Russia; dei Regni di Svezia, di Danimarca, e Norvegia, e della Groenlandia.

      Venezia: Presso Giambatista Aleizzi Q. Gir., 1738. Vellum. Very Good. Unpaginated Prefazione, 446 pp. Copper engraved maps, portraits and animal studies, the frontis being a general map of Europe, and 16 other illustrations as called for, most folding. Maps generally very well preserved, with minor tearing where bound in. A light dampstain runs through the Greenland chapter. Former owner from way back made a few small sketches in old sepia nib and tried their hand at applying watercolor to frontis and portrait. The coloring was not completed but is not bothersome. While only offered here is Part Eight, this functions fine as a standalone volume.

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        De observationibus pro figura telluris determinanda in Gallia habitis, disquisitio.

      Uppsala, Höjer, (1738). 4:o. 20 s. Tagen ur band. Med rester av ryggremsa. Bra ex.. Detta arbete utgavs till stöd för resultaten från Maupertuis gradmätningsexpedition till Tornedalen, vilken bidrog till att bekräfta Newtons teori om att jorden var tillplattad vid polerna. Problem med de medhavda astronomiska instrumenten gjorde dock att de i norr utförda mätningarna gick att ifrågasätta och Maupertuis' inflytelserika motståndare J. Cassini - som ansåg sig ha visat att avståndet mellan jordens poler var större än diameterna genom ekvatorn - tog chansen att gå till angrepp. Celsius använder sig i sin försvarsskrift av material från Maupertuis och visar på felaktigheter i Cassinis egna beräkningar, som han menar är större än de som påvisats hos hans vetenskapliga motståndare

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        A Complete Collection of the Historical, Political, and Miscellaneous Works of John Milton. Correctly printed from the Original Editions. With an Historical and Critical Account of the Life and Writings of the Author; containing several Original Papers of his, never before published

      London: Printed for A. Millar, 1738., 1738. 2 volumes; Folio. Large paper with wide margins. Sumptuous contemporary gilt and blank tooled panelled calf boards, elaborately gilt and blank tooled spines with gilt titles; blind and gilt dentelles with grey end papers; all edges gilt. Expert repair to joints. Fine. Engraved frontispiece to vol.I. Very minimal and occasional browning and/or spotting. A superb and impressive set. 'A few copies printed' says Lowndes (Rev. Ed. 1864, p.1564). Coleridge 74.

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        La figure de la terre, determinée par les observations de Messieurs de Maupertuis, Clairaut, Camus, Le Monnier, de l'Academie Royale des Sciences

      Paris: L'Imprimerie Royale, 1738 Book. Fine. Hardcover. 1st Edition. 8vo - over 7¾ - 9¾" tall. 8vo. 184 pp., 9 pls. Contemporary full leather, spine gilt. ---- Babson 94; Norman 1458. - FIRST EDITION. Maupertius was, with Voltaire, one of Newton's earliest proponents in France. Maupertius, Clairaut, Le Monnier, Camus and the Abbe Outhier travelled to Lapland to prove the Newtonian hypothesis that the earth was flattened at the poles by establishing the length of a degree on the meridian at the North Pole, and comparing it with the length of degrees at other points on the meridian. The results of their investigations, which built on the work of Cassini de Thury, were published in the present work..

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        Lo Stato presente di tutti i Paesi, e Popoli del Mondo naturale, politico, e morale, con nuove osservazioni, e correzioni degli antichi, e moderni viaggiatori. Volume VI. Della Turchia, della Caldea, dell'Assiria, Mesopotamia, Siria, Palestina, Georgia, Isole di Cipro, Rodi, Edizione seconda.

      presso Giambatista Albrizzi,, in Venezia, 1738 - In-8° (187x128mm), pp. (16), 671, legatura coeva p. pergamena rigida con titolo calligrafato in antico al dorso. Antiporta calcografica allegorica e 17 tra carte geografiche, ritratti, vedute, scene di caccia agli elefanti, raffigurazioni di animali e di piante, il tutto inciso su rame (molte delle tavv. sono ripiegate). Fregio inciso al titolo, recante anche un doppio timbro di possesso nobiliare. Dedica a stampa a Girolamo Querini sormontata da suo blasone calcografico. Il margine inferiore bianco del frontespizio risulta asportato. Bell'esemplare. Seconda edizione italiana, tomo VI della celebre e poderosa opera del Salmon. L'opera, scritta originariamente in inglese, pubblicata tra il 1737 e il 1766 e presto tradotta nelle principali lingue europee, compreva all'origine ben 26 volumi. Thomas Salmon (Londra, 1679-1767), geografo e poligrafo inglese, è oggi noto per questa imponente impresa della "Modern History or the Present State of all Nations", oggetto di numerose traduzioni, rifacimenti ed imitazioni in varie lingue. Cfr. Morazzoni, p. 253. Cremonini, 64.

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        Province XII. Quang-Tong, drawn on the Spot by the Peres de Tartre & Cordoso, in the Year 1714 with Improvements by the Editor

      London:: Edward Cave, at St. John's Gate,. 1738.. Very good condition. A map of the China coast from Behai to Shantou, centering on the Pearl River, Canton, Macau & the islands of Hong Kong. Copper engraved map, 20 3/4 x 16 1/2" with sml margins. The map is from the Edward Cave folio edition of this important encyclopedic work on Chinese culture, history and society, "A Description of the Empire of China and Chinese-Tartary, Together with the Kingdoms of Korea, and Tibet" by a French Jesuit who specialized in China. Du Halde's work inspired great interest in China among Europeans, and was a ground breaking work in geography. The Du Halde book is referred to in Cordier BS 50; Löwendahl 409; Lust 15.

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        Morning." "Noon". "Evening". "Night" Die vier Tageszeiten. The four times of the day. Folge von 4 Blättern

      Kupferstich von William Hogarth 1738. 50x40 cm. ca. je Blatt. Zusammen - Hogarth Kat. Berlin 76 - 79 - Paulson 146II. - 149II. - Diese Folge der Tageszeiten stellt gleichzeitig auch die Jahreszeiten dar, Hogarth lässt seine Szenen an bekannten Londoner Straßen und Plätzen spielen.Das Blatt "Morning" zeigt Covent Garden im Winter. Vor der St. Paul's Church hat das berüchtigte Tom Kings' Coffee House geöffnet, durch die offene Tür ist eine Schlägerei zu sehen, davor wärmen sich an einem Feuer eine Marktfrau und eine Bettlerin, während hinter ihnen zwei Herren ihre Begleiterinnen bedrängen. Links preist Dr. Rock seine Mixturen seinem Publikum an. In der Mitte eine alte Jungfer mit ihrem ihr Gebetbuch tragenden Pagen auf dem Weg zur Frühmesse. Im unteren Kupferplattenrand ein restaurierter Einriss.Das Blatt "Noon" ist eine Szene in der Hog Lane, heute Charing Cross Road mit Blick zur Kirche St. Giles'-in-the-Fields. Die Gemeinde hat die Kirche verlassen, vor den einfach gekleideten Engländer geht ein auffällig kostbar gekleidetes französische Paar. Links ein Wirthaus. "In diesem Stich stellt Hogarth nach Aussage aller frühen Kommentatoren affektierte Franzosen dem "natürlichen" Treiben des englischen Volkes gegenüber." (Hogarth Kat. Berlin).Das "Abendblatt" zeigt eine Färbersfamilie auf dem Heimweg von einem Ausflug zum Theater nach Sadlers Wells in Islington. Die schwangere Frau, ihr Gatte, der ein Kind trägt und zwei weitere, sich streitende Kinder passieren ein Wirtshaus am New River. Vor dem Wirtshaus wird eine Kuh gemolken und der Familienvater steht so vor ihr, dass er die Hörner zu tragen scheint. Auf dem Blatt ist Bernard Baron als Stecher angegeben."Night" zeigt Charing Cross mit Blick zum Reiterstandbild Karls I. Ein betrunkener Freimaurer wird von einem Begleiter gestützt. Vor einem Barbiergeschäft (durch ein Fenster sieht man den Barbier, der einen Kunden rasiert), trifft ihn der Inhalt eines Nachttopfes, der aus einem Fenster im oberen Stock des Hauses geleert wird. Auf der Straße rechts ist eine Kutsche der "Flying Salisbury Coach" verunglückt, wohl weil die Pferde vor einem Feuer auf der Straße gescheut haben. Im Hintergrund ein brennedes Gebäude.Die Serie hatte beim Publikum großen Erfolg, da Hogarth nicht wie andere Künstler bisher, Szenen aus dem Leben der Aristokratie, sondern den Alltag der Londoner Bewohner darstellte. Er zeigt "das einfache Nebeneinanderstellen von Gegensätzen, ohne daß für eine Seite Partei ergriffen würde. Vielmehr sind alle Seiten Zielscheiben seiner Kritik, zeigt er hier doch Frömmelei und Ausschweifung, Reichtum und Armut, Streit, Unterdrückung, Betrug, Dummheit, Brutalität, Trunksucht und personifizierte Korruption nebeneinander ..." (Kat. Berlin S. 114).

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        FOUR BOOKS OF ARCHITECTURE... Literally Translated from the Original Italian, by Issac Ware

      London: by Isaac Ware, 1738. First edition of Isaac Ware's translation, highly important and perhaps the best of all the early English translations. This copy with FINE PROVENANCE, having been owned by both Edward Cresy and Joseph Gwilt. With notes and architectural renderings in their hands and with additional architectural drawings by Cresy tipped in. With 4 engraved architectural title-pages, 204 engraved plates, 7 engravings within text and additionally decorated with engraved head and tale pieces by William Kent. Complete and perfect. Large folio, 405mm x 270mm, handsomely bound in later antique red morocco over marbled boards, the spine with raised bands bordered with gilt rules, head-cap gilt ruled, one compartment gilt ruled and lettered, others with central ornamental device gilt. [xiv, with the ad leaf], 110, the many plates on folio pages, a profusion of them being bound at the end of each of the four books, over 300 pages plus blanks. A very handsome copy with only expected mellowing from time and a touch of wear to occasional page edges, some occasional old stains from use, the binding is handsome and expertly strengthened at the hinges, title page edge reinforced. A HANDSOME AND IMPORTANT COPY OF THIS RARE BOOK. WITH SIGNIFICANT PROVENANCE, HAVING BEEN OWNED BY BOTH JOSEPH GWILT AND EDWARD CRESY, AND WITH ORIGINAL NOTES AND ARCHITECTURAL RENDERINGS. Produced with the assistance of Lord Burlington, Ware’s translation surpassed all earlier English editions in its faithfulness to the original. The divisional titles are reverse reproductions of the original woodcuts of 1570. A very skilled draughtsman and engraver, Ware exactly traced and engraved the plates for his edition from Palladio’s original drawings in Burlington’s collection. This is a fine and beautiful folio edition of the master’s four books on architecture. Palladio's designs and work to this day remain the central pillar of classical architecture and all architecture which followed. Such early antique editions are truly scarce and here retains its original sophistication. ‘Palladio’s lasting influence on architectural style in many parts of the world was exercised less through his actual buildings than through this, his textbook. The book is divided into four sections: orders and elementary problems, domestic building, public building and own planning and temples. Palladio’s style was directly inspired by Roman classical models through the writings of Vitruvius and Alberti. Its characteristics are those of classicism: symmetry, order, fixed mathematical relations of the parts to each other and to the whole, logic and monumentality. Palladio followed the rules of classical Roman architecture more closely than any other architect...In spite of the vogue for the baroque and the fact that Palladio left no immediate successors, his book exerted a powerful influence on contemporary architecture and classical ideals until the end of the eighteenth century. As a practicing architect Palladio worked mainly in Vicenza, Venice and the Venetian countryside, especially along the Brenta River. His Villa Capra (known as La Rotonda) near Vicenza became virtually a prototype of the Palladian style, and it was widely and faithfully copied. At the end of his life he left plans for the tour de force of trompe l’oeil, the Teatro Olimpico in Vicenza, which was finished by his pupil Vincenzo Scamozzi.’ PMM 92 Ware (d. 1766) is reported "to have been originally a chimney-sweeper's boy whom an unknown patron found drawing with chalk at Whitehall. He was sketching the elevation of the banquet house upon the basement walls of the building itself, and is said to have made similar sketches of the portico at St. Martin's-in-the-Fields" (DNB). He developed into an eminently competent architect, among whose works were counted Chesterfield House, South Audley Street, of which Philip Dormer Stanhope, fourth earl of Chesterfield, took possession in 1749; he also built, for his own use, No. 6 Bloomsbury Square, which was inhabited later by Isaac D'Israeli. An excellent presentation of Palladio's magnificent work. A remarkably fresh and clean survival. With the fine provenance of Edward Cresy, highly regarded British architect and engineer (1792-1858) and author of several important books on engineering, including the TREATISE ON BRIDGE BUILDING; ACCOUNT OF STONE CHURCH and AN ENCYLOPAEDIA OF CIVIL ENGINEERING. Joseph Gwilt was another famous British architect and writer of the period. After a visit to Italy in 1816, he published in 1818 Notitia architectonica italiana, or Concise Notices of the Buildings and Architects of Italy. In 1825 he published an edition of Sir William Chambers' Treatise on Civil Architecture; and among his other principal contributions to the literature of his profession are a translation of the Architecture of Vitruvius (1826), a Treatise on the Rudiments of Architecture, Practical and Theoretical (1826), and his valuable Encyclopaedia of Architecture (1842), which was published with additions by Wyatt Papworth in 1867. In recognition of Gwilt's advocacy of the importance to architects of a knowledge of mathematics, he was in 1833 elected a member of the Royal Astronomical Society.

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        The Memoirs of Charles-Lewis, Baron De Pollnitz. : Being the Observations He Made in His Late Travels from Prussia Thro' Germany, Italy, France, Flanders, Holland, England, & C. in Letters to His Friend. - [Complete in 5 Volumes] Discovering Not Only the Present State of the Chief Cities and Towns; but the Characters of the Principal Persons in Several Courts..

      Dublin: Printed By S. Powell, For G. Faulkner ..., C. Wynne ..., C. Connor ..., And Oli. Nelson At ..., Booksellers, 1738. 1st Edition in this form. Head- and tail- pieces. Associate reference; NUC pre-1956, vol. 462, p. 600. English Short Title Catalog, ESTCT120859. Cox III p.89. Subject: Europe - Description and travel - Early works to 1800. Dublin [Ireland] imprint; complete and unabridged. Physical desc. : 5v. ; 16.9cm. ; 12mo. V.1, A12 a4 B-O12 P6 ; v.2, [A]1 B-O12 P8 ; v.3, A-N12 O4 ; v.4, A2 B-Q12 R4 ; v.5, A-P12 Q2. Uninked, impressed institutional mark to the title. Finely bound in modern aniline calf over marble boards. Raised bands with gilt cross-bands and titling. An exceptional set - scans and additional bibliographic detail on request.

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        AVANTURES DU SR. C. LE BEAU, AVOCAT EN PARLEMENT, OU VOYAGE CURIEUX ET NOUVEAU, PARMI LES SAUVAGES DE L'AMERIQUE SEPTENTRIONALE

      Amsterdam: Chez Herman Uytwerf, 1738.. Two volumes. [14],370,[6]; 430,[6]pp. plus six plates (all folding) and folding map. Titlepages printed in red and black. 12mo. Contemporary calf, spines gilt extra, raised bands, leather labels. Very minor wear to hinges. On pp.378-379 and 411 of the second volume several sentences have been blacked out in ink (probably contemporary censorship). Otherwise a fresh, clean set, in handsome contemporary bindings. Very good. In 1729, Le Beau was transported to New France from a French prison where he had been incarcerated for libertinism. He fled from Quebec to Holland in 1730, having been charged with counterfeiting and thereby facing a death sentence. Sabin describes his narrative as "a pleasant gossiping book, evidencing considerable acquaintance with the subjects described. It contains a description of the manners and customs of the Iroquois, the Hurons, the Algonquins, and other Indian tribes, derived from the author's personal experiences, although the style in which the work is written is rather that of a romance than a true narrative." Of particular interest are the chapters in which the author discusses the habits of the beaver and the religious ideas and customs of the Indians. "A description of Huron, Iroquois, and Algonquin customs, written in charming style and based, the Author claims, on observations made on a trip to America in 1729" - TPL. TPL 168. LANDE 513. HOWES L167. BELL L126. FIELD 901. GAGNON I:1992. JCB I:582. SABIN 39582. WINSOR IV, p.299. EUROPEAN AMERICANA 738/41. DCB II, pp.373-74.

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        REMARKS ON SEVERAL PARTS OF EUROPE,

      London, 1738.. relating chiefly to their antiquities and history. Collected upon the spot in several tours since the year 1723; and illustrated by upwards of forty copper plates, from original drawings; among which are the ruins of several temples, theatres, amphitheatres, triumphal arches, and other unpublish'd monuments of the Greek and Roman times, in Sicily, and the south of France. FIRST EDITION, 2 volumes bound in one, complete set, this being a sequel to two volumes published in 1726 also published with the title "Remarks on several parts of Europe" and continuing "relating chiefly to the history, antiquities and geography, of those countries through which the author has travel'd; As France, the Low Countries, Lorrain, Alsatia, Germany, Savoy, Tyrol, Switzerland, Italy and Spain". The author's Preface makes it clear that this work of 1738 is a continuation in which he confines himself to describing the antiquities and monuments of Sicily, Italy and France. Several reference works erroneously describe this as a second edition of the 1726 publication. London, H. Lintot. 1738. Folio, approximately 360 x 230 mm, 14¼ x 9 inches, 41 of 43 plates, 21 folding or double page, 2 PLATES LACKING FROM VOLUME II, most engraved by P. Fourdrinier, 1 by E. Kirkall, engraved headpiece to Dedication in Volume I, historiated woodcut head- and tailpieces and initials, pages (2), xii, (4), 292, (14), index and errata; (2), 316, (14) - index and errata, 22 - Addenda, bound in antique leather, raised bands to spine, no lettering or label. Binding in poor state, worn and rubbed, missing large pieces of leather on covers with some old repairs, corners worn, hinges cracked and holding on the cords, amateur repairs to spine, 10 mm (½ inch) chipped from head of spine, paper hinges inside covers cracked, pale damp stain to lower outer corner from title page to page 89 in Volume I, diminishing in size and growing fainter, affecting a few plates, tiny piece missing from upper corner of first 3 leaves, slight browning to upper edge of title page, small brown stain on first and 5th text pages, no loss of legibility, small pale brown stain to 1 lower corner, otherwise contents clean and bright, small closed edge tear to lower margin of 2 text pages, small closed edge tear to lower margin of 1 plate, 2 to lower margin of another plate, all neatly repaired on reverse. Text block tight and firm. A good working copy of a scarce set in a poor binding. John Durant Breval (1680/81–1738), was the son of a French immigrant Catholic priest who settled in England around 1660, converted to Protestantism and in 1674 was appointed a prebendary of Westminster Abbey. John Breval was educated at Westminster School and at Trinity College Cambridge achieving his M.A. in 1704. After a brief spell in the army, he became a professional writer of verse and stage entertainments, finally embarking in about 1720 on a career as travelling tutor to the sons of the nobility visiting France, Italy, Spain, Germany and Switzerland. (ODNB). In the first of our two volumes he describes Sicily and the whole of Italy north and south concentrating on the antiquities and ancient monuments in the major towns and cities, including Rome, Genoa, Florence, Venice, Turin and the Lakes. In the second volume he deals with the whole country of France, not just the south as announced in his title, again describing the antiquities of Paris, Versailles, Lyons, Marseille, Dijon, Strasbourg, Avignon, Orange and many smaller places. He also makes brief excursions to places in Switzerland and Germany just over the border that he had not covered in his earlier work of 1726. Paul Fourdrinier (1698–1758), engraver and printseller born in the Netherlands the son of French Huguenot refugees, studied architectural engraving in Amsterdam under Bernard Picart and later engraved the designs for many architectural books. He settled in London in 1719` and established premises there by 1727 trading in prints, maps and stationery. (ODNB). MORE IMAGES ATTACHED TO THIS LISTING. POSTAGE AT COST.

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        The Divine Legation of Moses

      - London - Fletcher Gyles, 1738 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. First edition. Crudely rebacked with original calf leather boards. This is 2 volumes of a 3 volume set - the third volume containing books V and VI is missing. Vol. I is a second edition and Vol. II is a first edition. Vol. II is alsoillustrated with woodcut plates, two of them folding. William Warburton (1698 1779), was an English critic and churchman, Bishop of Gloucester from 1759. His best-known, work, Divine Legation of Moses demonstrated on the Principles of a Religious Deist, preserves his name as the author of the most daring and ingenious of theological paradoxes. The deists had made the absence of any inculcation of the doctrine of a future life an objection to the divine authority of the Mosaic writings. Warburton boldly admitted the fact and turned it against the adversary by maintaining that no merely human legislator would have omitted such a sanction of morality. The author's extraordinary power, learning and originality were acknowledged on all hands, though he excited censure and suspicion by his tenderness to the alleged heresies of Conyers Middleton. The book aroused much controversy. Condition: The bindings are firm and all covers are attached. The front and rear inner hinges have been strengthened with tape. There is some wear to the extremities, including some chips and rubbing to the boards. The corners are also chipped and bumped and there is the remains of some clear tape to the spines. Internally the books are clean and bright apart from some isolated spots and handling marks. There is some isolated water staining to the bottom corner of the first few pages of text to Vol. I, and some water staining to all the pages of Vol. II. There are three ownership plates to both front paste downs, and some ink initials to the front blank end papers of both volumes..

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        Travels or Observations Relating to Several Parts of Barbary and the Levant + Supplement

      Oxford: Theatre, 1738 Includes the section on A Collection of such papers as serve to illustrate the foregoing observations. In fairly recent (mid20c) red leather quarter with marbled boards, edges and corners slightly bumped and worn, some leather tears to base and bottom corner of top cover. Spine has raised bands, title in gilt, edges bumped. Internally marbled endpapers, (6), (xv), (1), 442, ((5 folding, 16 single sheets and 1 double sheet of plates and maps), (2), 60, (8), (10 plates on 8 leaves), (xvi), 112 pp, (2 maps). The 1st 6 pages are suffering from paper loss to their bottom right corners, which removed the last I in the date, very light water stain to first few page edges, the supplement has had a small tear repaired and the tear continues to the first 20 pages. The text block is in VG+. A nice copy of a desirable and important title! (Travels ESTC T114689 + Supplement ESTC T114253) Travels, or, Observations Relating to Several Parts of Barbary and the Levant (1738), which included maps, plates, lists of animals, plants (about 640 species), fossils, coins, and inscriptions, and a copious index. He had engaged the botanist Johann Jakob Dillenius to catalogue his flora. For a full Bio see ODNB)

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        Dictionarium historicum, criticum, chronologicum, geographicum, et literale sacrae scripturae

      Augustae Vindelicorum [Augsburg]: Sumptibus Martini Veith bibliopolae, 1738. Folio (33.5 cm, 13.2"). 2 vols. I: [9] ff., 200 pp.; 762 pp.; 11 plates. II: [2], 688 pp.; 180 pp.; 19 plates. Second German edition of Calmet's great dictionary of the Bible, first published at Paris in 1722 in his native French, followed by a supplement in 1728; Augustin Calmet (1672–1757) was a renowned exegetist and Benedictine priest who completed the present work shortly after the massive Bible commentary that made him famous (Commentaire littéral, 23 vols., Paris, 1707–16). The text here is from the Latin translation by Giovanni Domenico Mansi (1692–1769), and gives => definitions for hundreds of words and where to find them in Scripture; it is printed double-column in roman and italic, with a few woodcut initials, head- and tailpieces, and with the printer's device on both title-pages. Select entries from the dictionary are illustrated by => seven fold-out engraved plates including five maps and 23 full-page engraved plates (some folded at the fore-edge to fit), of places, apparatuses for religious rituals, numismata, dress, and musical instruments described in Scripture. Many of these are signed by Augsburg engravers Johann Gottfried Kolb and Andreas Ehman, who himself contributed => eight new plates to Kolb's set (used in the 1729 ed.). Two maps are ascribed to A.P. Starckman. Additionally appearing are various tables and charts, including genealogical tables; a chronological register of Hebrew high priests; a comprehensive chronology of general Bible history; a Jewish calendar; and an extensive index of authors' names included in the => bibliography of the best sources on Scripture that precedes the dictionary in vol. I. The second volume closes with a "Dissertatio de tactice hebraeorum" by D. Equite Volard. Provenance: Discalced Carmelite Convent at Schongau, Bavaria (early ink inscription, title-pages, both volumes). Graesse, II, 20n. See Brunet, I, 1495; and Vancil, pp. 44–45. Binding as above, scuffs and dust-soiling; spine of vol. II pulled and lower spines speckled with ink. Ex-library: bookplates of two collections on front pastedowns and fly-leaves, stamp on bottom edges and rear pastedowns, call number on spines (crossed out), and penciling from a third library on front pastedowns. Clippings from old booksellers' descriptions on front pastedown of vol. I. Both title-pages trimmed just grazing print; title-page in vol. I tipped onto following leaf, with tear in outer margin and another starting near printer's device; otherwise the odd small marginal tear or isolated stain only, and occasional light foxing in both volumes including to plates. Very minor worming to one plate in vol II. => An indispensable reference and an illuminating "browse.

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        Gründlicher Unterricht Von Hütte-Werken, Worin gezeiget wird, Wie man Hütten-Werke auch alle dazu gehörige Gebäude und Oefen aus dem Fundament recht anlegen solle, auch wie sie am Hartz und andern Orten angeleget sind. Und wie darauf die Arbeit bey Gold- Silber- Kupfer- und Bley-Ertzen, auch Schwefel- Vitriol- und Aschen-Werken geführet werden müsse. Nebst einem vollständigen Probier-Buch, darin enthalten wie allerley Ertze auf alle Metalle zu probieren, die Silber auf unterschiedene Art fein zu brennen, Gold und Silber mit Vortheil zu scheiden und alles, so dazu gehöret, zu verrichten

      Braunschweig, F. W. Meyer 1738. 34 cm. (20), 612, (68), 198, (26) Seiten mit gestochen Frontisp., 58 ausfaltbaren Kupfertafeln und 2 Textkupfern. Festeinband, Halbledereinband der Zeit mit Rückenschild und Rückenvergoldung - Darmstaedter, Bergb. 105 - Duveen 534f - Ferchl 480 - Hoover-Coll. 725 - Erstausgabe. "Eines der schönsten Werke über Hüttenkunde und Probirkunst" (Darmstaedter). "Christoph Andreas Schlüter ist der Begründer der Processe, nach denen die rammelsbegischen Erze noch jetzt auf den Hütten zugut gemacht werden ... Dieses Werk ist, was den rammelsbergischen Hüttenproceß betrifft, noch jetzt wahrhaft classisch" (Hagemann in: Vaterländ. Archiv des Histor. Vereins f. Nieders. Jahrgang 1837, S. 192-193). "The Hoovers rated this great folio with its many descriptions and folding plates of metal separation processes as one of the most important in the Agricola, Ercker, Löhneyss tradition. The accounts of separating silver from copper and from gold were considered especially admirable" (Hoover-Coll.). Der Verfasser beschreibt wissenschaftlich, zum großen Teil aus eigener Anschauung, in vergleichender Darstellung die Verhüttungsmethoden, Aufbereitung von Erzen und Edelmetallen, Schmelzproben etc. nicht nur in Deutschland, sondern auch in England, Schottland, Skandinavien, Böhmen, Ungarn, Tirol, Kärnten, Serbien. Das Frontispiz von G. J. Arenhold mit allegorischen Darstellungen und einer Ansicht von Goslar mit dem Rammelsberg. Die anschaulichen Kupfer (gestochen von J. G. Schmidt Braunschweig) zeigen Öfen, Maschinenanlagen, Arbeitsgeräte, technische und mathematische Instrumente in klaren Abdrucken. Vollständiges Exemplar, Einband restauriert, im Innendeckel Lacksiegel "G. Loo" und Exlibris "Nils Hedberg", stellenweise leicht stockfleckig, im Schnitt oben Feuchtigkeitsrand, Tafeln vereinzelt Knitterspuren -

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        Remarks on the Trial of John-Peter Zenger, Printer of the New-York.

      1738 - [Trial]. [Zenger, John Peter (1697-1746), Defendant]. Remarks on the Trial of John-Peter Zenger, Printer of the New-York Weekly Journal, Who was Lately Try'd and Acquitted for Printing and Publishing Two Libels Against the Government of that Province. London: Printed for J. Roberts, 1738. v, 27, [1] pp. Main text in parallel columns. Quarto (8-1/2" x 7"). Stab-stitched pamphlet bound into recent three-quarter morocco over cloth, gilt title to spine, marbled endpapers. Moderate rubbing to extremities, front hinge weak. Some soiling to title page and verso of final leaf, moderate toning to text, faint dampstaining and minor edgewear to margins of a few leaves. * Only edition (in this form). Zenger's acquittal in 1735 from a charge of seditious libel is generally regarded as the first major victory for freedom of the press in the American colonies. Remarks is a variant of a pamphlet published in Philadelphia in 1737. It is critical of Zenger's defense, disputing the premise that truth is not libelous. On the contrary, it argues that truth may enhance the libel. The preface says Remarks was written by "two eminent lawyers in one of our colonies in America." One of these lawyers is believed to be Jonathan Blenman, the King's attorney in Barbados. Cohen, Bibliography of Early American Law 13382. [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        Della Istoria d'Italia Libri XX

      Venezia [Venice] - Giambatista Pasquali, 1738 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. A very scarce copy of this groundbreaking history of Italy from Francesco Guicciardini. In Italian. Francesco Guicciardini (6 March 1483 22 May 1540) was an Italian historian and statesman. A friend and critic of Niccolo Machiavelli, he is considered one of the major political writers of the Italian Renaissance. In his masterpiece, The History of Italy, Guicciardini paved the way for a new style in historiography, with his use of government sources to support arguments and the realistic analysis of the people and events of his time. Guicciardini is best known as the author of the Storia d'Italia (The History of Italy), which provides a detailed account of politics in the Italian Peninsula between 1490 and 1534. Written during the last years of his life, this work contains the historian's observations collected over his entire lifetime and was a work intended for posterity. As Gilbert writes: The History of Italy stands apart from all his writings because it was the one work which he wrote not for himself, but for the public. In the words of one of Guicciardini's severest critics, Francesco de Sanctis: If we consider intellectual power [the Storia d'Italia] is the most important work that has issued from an Italian mind. With engraved frontispieces and vignette title pages, plus decorative head and tail pieces and one other plate. Written in twenty parts. Complete in two volumes. Condition: Rebound in half-calf bindings with marbled boards. Externally smart, with very little shelfwear. Internally, firmly bound. Pages are mainly bright, with a few light spots. Overall: FINE.

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        Le Lacrime di San Pietro di Luigi Tansillo Poema Sacro con Gli Argomenti, ed Allegorie Di Lucrezia Marinella ed Un Discorso Di Tommaso Costo. Giuntavi in Questa nuova Edizione la Raccolta delle sue Rime notabilmente accredsciuta.

      Extremely Rare Book Publication! The only library that has a copy of this book is the: Bayerishe Staatsbibliothek. Le Lacrime di San Pietro di Luigi Tansillo Poema Sacro con Gli Argomenti, ed Allegorie Di Lucrezia Marinella ed Un Discorso Di Tommaso Costo. Giuntavi in Questa nuova Edizione la Raccolta delle sue Rime notabilmente accredsciuta. In Venezia Appresso Francesco Piagentini. MDCCXXXVIII (1738). ConLicenza De Superiori, E Privilegio.In Venice: Francisco Piacentini 1738, 1738. 3 parts in a volume in-4° (255x185mm), pp. (1), XXIV, 160, XXXII, 83, Nice mottled calf leather binding with gold filigree in bands on the spine. Original multi-colored internal boards with edging blue swirls decorate with an arabesque style. Text on two columns of the ten songs of the "Tears of Saint Peter" similar to the compositions of a religious character of the same Cost ("spiritual Rhymes over the effusion of the blood of Our Gentleman", "Sonetti to the image of the Crocifisso"), sonetti and the songs of the Tansillo in one collection are considerably increased in this edition. The arguments and the allegorie that precede the proemiale text are of Lucrezia Marinella, transcribed here as written in her original hand. This edition appeared first in Barezzi in 1602. The edition originates them of the poema is of Vico Equense, 1585. It shapes itself as rising of along "I plant spiritual" of the apostle Peter nearly 1,300 lines uniform in 15 books. Beautiful and corrected settecentesca edition of the main Tansilliani Poetici. Brunet, V, 654. Also referenced in Brunet, 298 From the library of Le Comte F. de Gramont- A poet who is referenced in ?A Sheaf Gleaned in French Fields? by Toro Dutt, 1880: London: C. Kegan Paul & Co.; Dated 1809. With a pouncing lion insignia on the spine in gilt. Some edge damage along the spine and end sewing at head of spine is nearly gone.Collation: (2-Blank); (4); tt8; A8-I8; K8.Discoros Del Signor Tommaso Costo Per lo quale si dimostra questo Poema delle Lagrime di S. Pietro del Tansillo. Essere per opra sua rimesso come dall? Autore fu lasciato scritto.Collation: A8-B8.Sonnetti e Canzoni del Signor Luigi Tansillo.Collation: a8; b7.Stanze del Signor Luigi Tansillo.Collation: b1; c8; d5 Idue Pellegrini del Signor Luigi Tansillo Collation: (1); A2; e6; f4; (2-Blank) Lucrezia Marinella Vacca /Marinelli (1571-1653) We know more about the publishing history of Lucrezia Marinella's works than we do about her life. When other women were publishing anonymously or under a pseudonym, Marinella's name was on most of her books and she was known by all Venice as the author of the rest. She apparently used the feminine form of her last name; some editors have used the family form, "Marinelli." Lucrezia was the daughter of a Venetian physician who wrote works on medicine (two on women's health) and on philosophy. We know nothing of her mother nor of when her father died do (we know that he was dead by 1600). Someone saw to it that Lucrezia was given an education that included philosophy and classical as well as vernacular literature. At some point she married a physician, Girolamo Vacca, and had at least two children, a son and daughter. When Marinella was 24 years old, her first work was published, La colomba sacra, poema eroico (The holy dove, a heroic poem), a biographical epic in ottava rima on an early Christian martyr. Her next publication was the Nobilta et l'eccellenza delle donne, co' difetti et mancamenti degli uomoni (The nobility and excellences of women, and the defects and vices of men), printed in 1600 and enlarged in 1601. Between 1603 and 1606 six more works were published (although some appear to have been written earlier): a heroic poem and a prose work on Mary; poems on Francis of Assisi and on Justina (another early Christian martyr); a collection of Marinella's sonnets and madrigals, and a pastoral verse novel, Arcadia felice. After 1606 there is a gap of 12 years before her next publications --- an allegory based on the story of Cupid and Psyche, and a poetic biography of Catherine of Siena --- and then another 11 years before she published in 1635 what historians of Italian literature consider her masterpiece, L'Enrico overo Bisantio conquistato (Henry or Byzantium gained). We don't know the connection between these gaps and her life as a wife and mother. By the 1590s, the Roman influence that we call "Baroque" had come to Venice. It grew, in part, out of the Catholic Church's need to reach out to people, to instruct and to arouse them more directly than it had done before. For literature, the result was an emphasis on vernacular writing with a strong emotional appeal. All of Marinella's writing reflects the Baroque, but in different ways and from a feminine perspective. She usually wrote in the heroic verse form, but sometimes in a combination of verse and the "poetic prose" that she saw as capable of the same elevation as poetry. Many of Marinella's books were lives of religious figures, but almost always about women and then always with the emphasis on their heroism rather than on more passive virtues. She wrote of the heroic resistance of the women Columba and Justina; her book on Catherine of Siena was on the "heroic deeds and marvelous life"; her life of Mary (apparently the most successful during her lifetime) was on Mary as "empress of the universe"; in a later edition of her early poem on Francis, Clare of Assisi's "glorious passion" receives equal billing. Her secular writing also fused the extravagance of the popular chivalric tales and heroic epics with a Christian, but feminine, view of morality. One satirically allegorizes the myth of Cupid and Psyche as a conflict between body and soul; another is a pastoral verse drama that makes fun of human love. L'Enrico overo Bisantio conquistato is an epic in the style of Torquato Tasso's La Gerusalemme liberata, but with stronger, more self-reliant women. To date, the only work of Marinella's that has been translated into English is part of her Nobilta et l'eccellenza delle donne. It differs from her other writings in being a polemical treatise, a genre in which extravagant statement and personal attack were acceptable. Forty-five years later, Marinella would write Essortationi alle donne et a gli altri (Exhortations to women and others), in which she would qualify some of the more extreme views expressed in Nobilta. But in 1600, Marinella would say whatever she needed to say in order to refute the misogynist statements of earlier writers, particularly the treatise of Giuseppe Passi, who had published Dei donneschi defetti (The defects of women) in 1599. Although it differs in purpose from her other works, Nobilta shares with them Marinella?s Baroque qualities of intensity, extravagant rhetoric, and emotional appeal; it also shares their confidence in a woman's ability. In 4 Legat. in m. pergam. con tit. in oro su tassello, pp.2nn.,XXIV, 160, XXXII, 83 con una bella tavola a p.pagina all'antiporta incisa in rame da Zuliani Veneto, frontalini, finalini e capilettera figurati. Magnifico esemplare in barbe di questa rara edizione. Brunet, 298.

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        THE SECRETS OF THE INVISIBLE WORLD DISCLOS'D Or, an Universal History of Apparitions Sacred and Prophane, Under all Denominations; Whether, Angelical, Diabolical, or Human Souls departed

      London: J. Clarke, 1738. Third Edition. Third Edition. 396 pp. with engraved frontispiece and woodcuts in text. Very attractively rebound in full red leather, with incomplete title "SECRETS/INVISIBLE/WORLD" gilt-tooled on the spine. Contents are in excellent condition, and the binding - of recent vintage - has the look of a book one might find on the set of THE NINTH GATE - literally gleams with its raised bands and attractive tooling front and back covers. Obviously a quite popular work in its own time, by the famed author of ROBINSON CRUSOE, the book was originally published anonymously, with the pseudonym adopted in later printings.

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        Almanach på åhret efter Christi börd 1739. Uthräknad och stäld til Stockholms meridian, af Daniel Menlös. ... Hwarjemte följer continuation af wägwisaren ifrån Stockholm til åtskillige orter i Swerige, Finland och Skåne

      Stockholm, Nyström 1738. 11 cm. (48) Seiten mit 12 Holzschnitt-Kopfleisten, Titel und Kalendarium rot und schwarz. Festeinband, Ledereinband der Zeit - Houzeau / Lancaster I, 15504 - Angebunden: I. Almanach för åhret, efter wår frälsares Christi födelse, 1739. Til Upsala-horizont, belägen 59 grad. 50 min. norr om æquatoren eller linien, och 35 1/2 grad. öster om första meridianen; med kongl. lif-medici hr. doct. Roséns berättelse om hus-curer; efter förra hypotheses inrättad af Olav. Petr. Hiorter. Uppsala, Königl. Acad. Boktryckeriet (1739). (48) Seiten Titel und Kalendarium rot und schwarz - Houzeau / Lancaster I, 15505 II: Almanach på åhret efter Jesu Christi nåderika födelse 1739. Til Skara horizont, vnder polens högd 58 gr. 30 min. och diff. merid. 45 min. hor. öster om Paris, vtreknad och steld af Birger Vassenio (Vassenius, Wassenius), samt widare fortsettiande af vnderrettelsen til retta tanckar om thenna synliga werldennes systemate, eller sammanhang. Skara, Moeller (1738). (44) Seiten Titel und Kalendarium rot und schwarz - Houzeau / Lancaster I, 15483 Sammelband schwedischer Almanachen auf das Jahr 1739. Jeder Band enthält jeweils 12 Seiten Kalendarium mit Monatskapiteln, Verzeichnis der Taglängen, Planetenstand, Post-Tabellen für Stockholm, Upsala und Skara. Kalendarien mit Schreibpapier durchschossen. Zahlreiche Anmerkungen in Schwedisch, Latein und Arabisch - Sprache / Language: Skandinavische Sprachen -

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        Hydrodynamica; sive, de viribus et motibus fluidorum commentarii

      Strassburg: Johann Heinrich Decker, 1738 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. 1st Edition. 4to - over 9¾ - 12" tall. 304 pp., 12 engraved plates, full calf, gilt-lettered backstrip, 5 bands. With engraved title vignette and 12 folding copperplates by I.M. Weis. Royal coat of arms tipped in title page. Minor rubbing to boards; otherwise fine. --- Bibliotheca Mechanica, pages 34-35. Norman 215, PMM 179 (mentioned). - FIRST EDITION of Daniel Bernoulli's most important work, the foundation of modern hydrodynamics (a term first employed in this book), and containing his formulae for calculating the velocity, duration and quantity of liquid issuing from an opening in a container. Other chapters deal with water oscillations, a theory of machinery (including an extensive treatment of the screw of Archimedes) and an important section which introduces his kinetic gas theory..

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        Elémens de philosophie de Neuton. Mis à la portée de tout le monde

      Amsterdam, Jacques Desbordes 1738.. gr.-8°. Gest. Portrait (Voltaires), gest. Frontisp. (Portr. Newtons v. I. Folkema nach L. F. Dubourg), Tit. (in Rot u. Schwarz mit gest. Vign. v. Duflos), 399 (1) S. Mit 6 Kupfertaf., 106 Textkupfern (dav. 48 ornament. Vign. u. 58 naturwisschensch. Kpf.), 3 Textholzschn. u. 1 gefalt. Tabelle in Kupfer. Pbd. d. Zt. m. hs. Rückentit. Berieb. Frontip. u. Tit. m. Nummernstempel, 2 Bll. m. Einriß. Fast fleckenfreies unbeschnitttenes Exemplar in einem Interimsband. Cohen-de Ricci 1037f.; Sander 1996; Gray, Newton 155 - Zweite Ausgabe der Erstausgabe, welche im selben Jahr bei Etienne Ledet in Amsterdam erschienen ist. Die ornamentalen Kupfer stammen u. a. v. L.-F. Dubourg, J. Folkema, F. M. La Cave, B. Picart, J. v. Schley. - Hervorragendes Beispiel für die französische Buchillustration des Rokokos, in dem sich Illustrationen und aufgeklärte Naturwissenschaften harmonisch miteinander verbinden. - Voltaire verhalf mit diesem Werk die Erkenntnisse Newtons am Kontinent zu verbreiten. - "One of his (Newton's) greatest champions in France was Voltaire, whose 'Elemens...' was wideley read. / Die Principia sind ein schwieriges Werk, und so ist es nicht überraschend, daß es nur wenige Zeitgenossen vollständig gelesen haben... Einer seiner berühmtesten Verfechter war in Frankreich Voltaire, dessen 'Elemens de la Philosophie de Neuton' von 1738 in weiten Kreisen gelesen wurden" (Carter-Muir, S. 304).

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        Elémens de la Philosophie de Neuton. Mis à la portée de tout le monde

      Amsterdam: Etienne Ledet & Compagnie,, 1738. Octavo (192 × 115 mm). Contemporary calf, black morocco label. Title in red and black with engraved vignette, engraved frontispiece with allegorical portrait of Newton, portrait of Voltaire, 6 plates and one folding table, half-title (bound after portrait), numerous engraved head- and tailpieces, vignettes and diagrams. Bookplate of James Edmondstoune of Newtoun. Lightly rubbed, slight staining to fore-edges of boards, but an excellent copy, internally clean and fresh. First edition, first issue, with the imprint of the Amsterdam publisher Ledet, to whom Voltaire had sent the manuscript when he was a refugee in Holland. Another issue of the same year bears the imprint of Desbordes. The work is dedicated to the Marquise du Châtelet, who helped Voltaire with the project and was responsible for the French edition of the Principia. "Voltaire's Elémens presented Newton as the discoverer of the true system of the world and the destroyer of the errors of Cartesianism … [He] committed himself entirely to the propagation of Newtonianism, which he had first encountered during his exile in England from 1725-1728; to Voltaire, Newton's empiricism, experimental method and avoidance of dogma symbolized the Enlightenment's victorious assault on Christian theory and metaphysics" (Norman).

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        The Philosophical Grammar; Being a View of the Present State of Experimented Physiology, or Natural Philosophy [26 plates]

      London: John Noon, 1738. Good +. Title continued: "In Four Parts. Part I. Somatology, treateth of the universal nature and properties of matter, or substance, and the specifick qualities of natural bodies. Part II. Cosmology, exhibiteth a general view of the universe, and its great constituent parts; the sun, moon, planets, comets, fixed stars, &c. Part III. Aerology, compriseth the philosophy of the atmosphere, shewing the wonderful nature and properties of the air, wind, meteors, and other phaenomena therein. Part IV. Geology, containeth a philosophical view of the terraqueous globe, in all its parts and productions; as minerals, metals, stones, &c. The laws of fluids; the seas, its tides, &c. Of rivers, springs, &c. Of vegetation, and the nature of plants, trees, &c. Of the parts of animal bodies; and a survey of the nature of beasts, birds, fishes, insects, reptiles, shell-animals, &c. The Second Edition, with Alterations, Corrections, and very large Additions by way of Notes." vii, [1], 362, [14] p., 26 leaves of folded plates and 2 leaves of folded tables: scientific engravings, maps, tables; 21 cm. Signatures: A4 B-2A8 A4 (8vo). Contemporary full calf with gilt-tooled spine title on leather label: "Martin's Grammar." Six spine compartments between raised bands with gilt double-ruled borders; each board also has a gilt double-ruled border. Former owner's inscription on front fixed endpaper: Charles Brook. "Woodward inscribed at head of title page. Errors in pagination: page numbers 161-62 omitted, and page numbers 177 and 178 repeated. Advertisement on p. iv for the author's pocket reflecting microscope. Bookseller's advertisement on page preceding first page of text. Includes index and errata on first six unpaginated pages following text. Final eight pages contain bookseller's advertisements. Benjamin Martin was an ardent Newtonian and his work proved important in the spread of a Newtonian vision of the world. In Good+ Condition: leather is rubbed with some loss at ends of spine and corners; hinges weak; lacking front free endpaper; plate II has separation along fold of 2 cm. and creasing of lower right-hand corner, without loss of image; otherwise pages and plates are clean and crisp.

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        A Chart of the entrance into Kanton from the Sea. Humbly Inscribed to the Rt. Honourable Lord Vere Beauclerk

      London:: Edward Cave, at St. John's Gate,. 1738.. Very good condition. A map of the entrance to Canton with Macau (Ma-kau) and the islands on the approach pictured with depth soundings, and an inset "Plan of Quang-Chew Fu commonly called Kanton". Copper engraved map, 9 3/8 x 14 1/2" with sml margins (a little ruffled with slt. margin loss). The map is from the Edward Cave folio edition of Du Halde's important encyclopedic work on Chinese culture, history and society, "A Description of the Empire of China and Chinese-Tartary, Together with the Kingdoms of Korea, and Tibet" by a French Jesuit who specialized in China. Du Halde's work inspired great interest in China among Europeans, and was a ground breaking work in geography. The Du Halde book is referred to in Cordier BS 50; Löwendahl 409; Lust 15.

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        A FAITHFUL NARRATIVE OF THE SURPRISING WORK OF GOD IN THE CONVERSION OF MANY HUNDRED SOULS IN NORTHAMPTON, AND THE NEIGHBOURING TOWNS AND VILLAGES....[bound with:] [DISCOURSES ON VARIOUS IMPORTANT SUBJECTS]

      Boston: S. Kneeland and T. Green, 1738.. [2],viii,v,[1],79; vi,286pp. Small octavo. Contemporary calf, edges tooled, gilt morocco spine label. Boards a bit rubbed, front hinge repaired. Bookplate of O.O. Fisher on front pastedown. Titlepage of second item lacking, likely done when originally bound. Light scattered foxing, an occasional small closed tear. Very good. One of three Boston, 1738 printings of Jonathan Edwards's FAITHFUL NARRATIVE, all by Kneeland and Green, all designated "the third edition." This is the first American printing, following London and Edinburgh editions of the year before, of one of Edwards's most famous and powerful works, describing his efforts at the church in Northampton, Massachusetts, and the early days of the religious fervor that swept the American colonies and became known as the "Great Awakening." Written in the form of a letter to Dr. Benjamin Colman of Boston, Edwards "describes how in the winter of 1734-1735, first the young people, and then their elders, responded to Edward's preaching with a renewed spiritual energy and a newly virtuous repertoire of public and private behavior. Visitors observed the work of the Spirit in Northampton and took the spark home to their own congregations, thereby promoting an unprecedentedly broad regional revival" - ANB. The DISCOURSES ON VARIOUS IMPORTANT SUBJECTS was published by Kneeland and Green the same year as their printing of the FAITHFUL NARRATIVE, and the two are sometimes found bound together. This copy of the DISCOURSES is without the titlepage, and was apparently bound that way in this contemporary binding. Among the five essays contained herein are Edwards's "Justification by Faith Alone", and "The Justice of God in the Damnation of Sinners." The overriding theme is "a stark vision of human depravity (including frank details of everyday sins) with the exhilarating potential of salvation by simple faith" (ANB), and Edwards's words were specifically directed to young people who seemed increasingly rebellious, signaling a community that was ethically adrift. Both of these titles are scarce in the market. This copy has the bookplate of famed Detroit collector Otto Orren Fisher. Two highly important works from the Great Awakening by one of the most consequential American preachers of the eighteenth century, here in a contemporary binding. JOHNSON, JONATHAN EDWARDS, 7A, 49. EVANS 4240, 4239. ESTC w20291, w30865. SABIN 21939, 21933. CHURCH 929 (London 1737 ed. of FAITHFUL NARRATIVE). ANB 7, pp.329-334.

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        Opusculorum Historico Critico Literariorum Sylloge quae Sparsim Viderant Lucem nunc recensita denuo et partem aucta indice instruuntur.

      Felgineriae., Hamburgi. 1738 - In 8°, p. pelle, pp. 538 + cc.nn. 12 + 2 inc. Front. fig. Mende alla cop.

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        Les Lettres de Messire Roger de Rabutin, Comte de Bussy. (6 volume set)

      Amsterdam Zacharie Chatelain 1738. G : in Good condition. Rubbed covers. Some splits to outer hinges. Title labels missing on 2 vols. Sporadic light foxing. Slight age darkening New edition Leather cover Engraved frontispiece :: 170mm x 110mm (7" x 4") :: N.B.: Heavy set - shipping supplement applies - please ask for shipping quote stating country of destination

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        La Danse

      La Danse. Paris: chez sur que graveur du Roy, 1738. After a painting by J.B. Paterre (1695 - 1736), engraved by Filloeul. (19 3/4 x 15 1/2"). Engraving on paper, with verses and publisher's logo at bottom. Large margins. Slightly soiled, marginal tear. Very good copy. Engraving #4 from the suite "Fete Galante" (1783). Provenance: H. Baron de Triquet (1802-1874), with his stamp next to title. Lugt #1304. An elegant example of a French "genre" engraving, popular until the revolution.

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        Lo Stato Presente di tutti i Paesi e Popoli del Mondo.. Volume IV.De I Regni del Pegù o Ava, Arrakan, Acham, o Asem, del vasto dominio del Gran Mogol..dell'Isole di Ceylan e di Mala o Maldive.

      Volume in-ottavo grande, pergamena coeva con tassello in pelle per il titolo. Dedicato al Medio Oriente,quinto volume dell?opera del Salmon, edizione italiana curata da Giambattista Albrizzi. Il tomo contiene le grandi carte geografiche, più volte ripiegate, raffiguranti India e Sri Lanka, opera di Isaac Tirion, pubblicate nel Atlante Novissimo dell?Albrizzi. Sono presenti inoltre vedute panoramiche e piante delle principali città e monumenti, oltre ad illlustrazioni raffiguranti gli usi e costumi dei luoghi raffigurati (alcune più volte ripiegate). n-ottavo grande volume, contemporary parchment with leather plug for the title. Fifth volume of Salomon's work, Italian edition edited by Giambattista Albrizzi, dedicated to Middle East. The volume contains the great geographic maps of Tirion depicting India and Sri Lanka, folded many times, already published in the Atlante Novissimo. Moreover, there are panoramic views and city plans, besides illustrations depicting usages and costumes of the depicted places. Venezia Venice

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        Histoire ancienne des Egyptiens, des Carthaginois, des Assyriens, des Babyloniens, des Medes et des Perses, des, des Macedoniens, des Grecs.

      A Paris, chez la Veuve Estienne, 1731 - 1738. 1738 13 tomi in 14 voll. [l'undicesimo tomo è ripartito in due distinti volumi] in-8° antico (170x97mm), tra le 300 e le 600 pp. ca. a volume, legatura coeva in p. pelle marrone con titolo e tomaison in oro entro doppio tassello granata, ricchi fregi ornamentali in oro entro scomparti su dorso a nervetti. Tagli rossi. Testatine e capilettera istoriati incisi. Complessive 6 tavv. incise su rame ripiegate con cartografie dei territori oggetto della ricostruzione storica di Rollin. Normali fioriture, qualche alone sparso di scarsa entità, rinfreschi ed alcuni restauri alle legature. Bell'esemplare. Prima edizione di questa storia del mondo antico compilata dal famoso storiografo francese (Parigi, 1661-ivi, 1741), professore di eloquenza al Collège Royal, rettore dell'Università di Parigi dal 1694, membro dell'Académie royale des inscriptions et médailles. "Ebbe per amici Daguesseau, Le Peletier, Boileau, Racine; Federico II di Prussia.. corrispose per lunghi anni con lui vecchio; Voltaire, Montesquieu, e perfino Chateaubriand furono suoi ferventi ammiratori", annota Mario Bonfantini (Enciclopedia Italiana, XXIX, p. 588), rilevando come sia quest'opera che l'altrettanto famosa "Histoire Romaine" siano "scrupolose raccolte, e ingenue interpretazioni degli storici antichi". Cfr. Brunet, IV, 1360. Quérard, VIII, 128.

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        Lo stato presente di tutti i paesi e popoli del mondo, naturale, politico, e morale con nuove osservazioni, e correzioni degli antichi e moderni viaggiatori. Volume V. Della Persia, dell'Arabia, Mecca, e Medina: Tartaria Asiatica, Siberia, Nuova Zembla, Kalmuki, Cirkassi, Usbeki. Edizione Seconda.

      Presso Giambatista Albrizzi. 1738 In-8° antico (cm 18,5 x 11,8), forte leg.coeva in piena pergamena, con tit. in oro su tassello al dorso, pp. (14)624. Completo, con 26 incisioni in rame su tavv. f.t., 23 di vedute e costumi (alcune ripiegate), e 3 di carte geografiche su tavv. ripiegate (cm 32x40). Una macchia al margine del piatto anteriore. Ottimo esemplare.

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        Rariorum Africanarum Plantarum, ad vivum delineatarum, Iconibus ac descriptionibus illustratarum.

      Amstelaedami, apud Henricum Boussiere, 1738. 1738 Dieci parti ("deche"), ognuna con autonomo frontespizio, in un vol. in-4° (268x215mm), pp. (2) bianche, VIII, 268, (2) di indice su tre colonne. Legatura coeva p. pergamena rigida con unghie e con titolo e fregi in oro su tassello in pelle rossa al dorso. Tagli a spruzzo marroni, etichetta di libreria parigina al contropiatto. Antica firma alla prima c. bianca. Il primo frontespizio è in rosso e nero, con vignetta calcografica centrale con veduta del Capo di Buona Speranza entro bordura ornata e figurata. Un ritratto del Burmann inciso su rame all'acquaforte all'antiporta. 100 tavole calcografiche a piena pagina con raffigurazioni di piante e fiori della flora africana, disegnate da Hendrik Claudius nel corso della sua spedizione in Namaqualand, al seguito di Simon van der Stel, nel 1685-1686. Testatine, capilettera e finalini ornati e arabescati. Bruniture e fioriture sparse quanto leggere, qualche macchiolina alla legatura, ma bello e marginoso esemplare. Edizione originale, rara, di quest'opera di eccezionale rilevanza nello studio della flora sudafricana, descrivente per la prima volta numerose varietà botaniche proprie di essa. "Another result of the Dutch seaborne empire; they were the first to describe the plants of the Cape of Good Hope, and these are the first illustrations of many Cape plants. Linnaeus stayed with Burman in 1735, and it was through him that he met his patron Clifford" (Plesch, 165). "The artist was the physician Hendrik Claudius of Breslau. Simon van der Stel made an expedition to Namaqualand in 1685-86, Hendrik Claudius accompanying him, and the drawings later came into possession of Burgomaster Nikolaas Witsen of Amsterdam. The Dutch were the first to describe plants of the Cape of Good Hope" (Hunt, II, 2, 508). Jan Burmann (Utrecht, 1707-Amsterdam, 1779), medico, scienziato e naturalista, nipote del filologo Pieter, fu professore di botanica ad Amsterdam dal 1738 e fondatore del Giardino Botanico della stessa città. Lasciò diverse altre opere sula flora di Malabar, di Ceylon, dell'America, e Linneo, suo amico ed estimatore, gli dedicò il genere botanico Burmannia. Nissen, BBI, 302. Stafleu, 929. Great Flower Books, 53. Hunt, 508. Mendelssohn, I, 229. Pritzel, 1390. Sitwell-Blunt, 83. SABLIT, 116. Plesch, 165. Contemporary binding in full vellum with squares. Frontispiece engraved on copper with portrait of Burman and 100 plates equally engraved on copper out of text depicting flowers ans plants of the african flora; the plates are from drawings by Hendrik Claudius. Head-pieces, end-pieces and initial letters engraved on copper. Some customary foxing and some non influential stains to the binding, but a very nice tall copy

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        Dictionarium historicum, criticum, chronologicum, geographicum, et literale sacrae scripturae

      Sumptibus Martini Veith bibliopolae Augustae Vindelicorum [Augsburg]: Sumptibus Martini Veith bibliopolae, 1738. Binding as above, scuffs and dust-soiling; spine of vol. II pulled and lower spines speckled with ink. Ex-library: bookplates of two collections on front pastedowns and fly-leaves, stamp on bottom edges and rear pastedowns, call number on spines (crossed out), and penciling from a third library on front pastedowns. Clippings from old booksellers' descriptions on front pastedown of vol. I. Both title-pages trimmed just grazing print; title-page in vol. I tipped onto following leaf, with tear in outer margin and another starting near printer's device; otherwise the odd small marginal tear or isolated stain only, and occasional light foxing in both volumes including to plates. Very minor worming to one plate in vol II.=> An indispensable reference and an illuminating "browse.. Folio (33.5 cm, 13.2"). 2 vols. I: [9] ff., 200 pp.; 762 pp.; 11 plates. II: [2], 688 pp.; 180 pp.; 19 plates. Second German edition of Calmet's great dictionary of the Bible, first published at Paris in 1722 in his native French, followed by a supplement in 1728; Augustin Calmet (1672–1757) was a renowned exegetist and Benedictine priest who completed the present work shortly after the massive Bible commentary that made him famous (Commentaire littéral, 23 vols., Paris, 1707–16).The text here is from the Latin translation by Giovanni Domenico Mansi (1692–1769), and gives => definitions for hundreds of words and where to find them in Scripture; it is printed double-column in roman and italic, with a few woodcut initials, head- and tailpieces, and with the printer's device on both title-pages. Select entries from the dictionary are illustrated by => seven fold-out engraved plates including five maps and 23 full-page engraved plates (some folded at the fore-edge to fit), of places, apparatuses for religious rituals, numismata, dress, and musical instruments described in Scripture. Many of these are signed by Augsburg engravers Johann Gottfried Kolb and Andreas Ehman, who himself contributed => eight new plates to Kolb's set (used in the 1729 ed.). Two maps are ascribed to A.P. Starckman.Additionally appearing are various tables and charts, including genealogical tables; a chronological register of Hebrew high priests; a comprehensive chronology of general Bible history; a Jewish calendar; and an extensive index of authors' names included in the => bibliography of the best sources on Scripture that precedes the dictionary in vol. I. The second volume closes with a "Dissertatio de tactice hebraeorum" by D. Equite Volard.Provenance: Discalced Carmelite Convent at Schongau, Bavaria (early ink inscription, title-pages, both volumes).

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        [Worm] Catalogus librorum beati d.

      Christiani Wormii episcopi Sællandiæ, qui sub hasta væneunt die lunæ, qvæ est 3 februarii anni 1738, in ædibus b. defuncti. Köpenhamn, typis Wielandianis, (1738). Liten 8:o. (2),60 s. Samtida skinnbd med upphöjda bind, rikt guldornerad rygg och marmorerade snitt. Blindpressade pärmkanter. Pärmsidorna har spegeldekorer med guldpräglade smala pärmbårder och ett fält med ngt ljusare färgton innanför de blindpressade bårderna. Ryggen ytligt sprucken och defekt överst och falsarna ytligt spruckna. Några smärre maskangrepp på bakre pärmen. Den interfolierade inlagan hårt skuren i övre marginalen med en del pagina-, text- och bokstavsförluster. Småfläckig och bruntonad. Sista bladet med fuktfläckar i yttermarginalen. Svårlästa, delvis raderade, gamla namnteckningar på främre pärmens insida. En svårtydd blå oval stpl på titelsidan och initialerna "B. U. H." som visar att boken en gång tillhört Köpenhamns universitetsbibliotek.. Bibliotheca danica IV:590. Christen Worm (1672-1737) var biskop på Själland och boksamlare. Han hade ärvt sin fars samling och byggt vidare på den själv, men denna samling gick förlorad i Köpenhamns brand 1728. De böcker som försåldes genom föreliggande auktionskatalog var med andra ord hopsamlade under en relativt kort period

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        LA FIGURE DE LA TERRE, DÉTÉRMINÉE PAR LES OBSERVATIONS DE MESSIEURS DE MAUPERTUIS, CLAIRAUT, CAMUS, LE MONNIER, DE L' ACCADÉMIE ROYALE DES SCIENCES... FAITES PAR ORDRE DU ROY AU CERCLE POLAIRE

      Imprimerie Royale 1738 IN- 8°, PIENA PELLE COEVA. XXIV, (4), 184 PP. CON 9 TAVOLE ED UNA CARTA GEOGRAFICA INCISE IN RAME RIPIEGATE F.T. ESEMPLARE BEN CONSERVATO DELLA RARA EDIZIONE ORIGINALE. IL MAPERTUIS, GEOFISICO FRANCESE, ESEGUÌ LA MISURA DI UN ARCO DI CIRCA 1° VICINO AL CIRCOLO POLARE ARTICO E DETERMINÒ LA MISURA DELLA TERRA. "ON Y TROUVE LA PREMIÉRE PREUVE DE L' APLATTISEMENT DE LA TERRE PAR LES OBSERVATIONS. CEST AUSSI DANS CE LIVRE QUE SE TROUVENT LES PREMIÈRES OBSERVATIONS DE PIERRE-CHARLES LE MONNIER, CÉLÈBRE EN ASTRONOMIE..." (LALANDE, BIBLIOGRAPHIE ASTRONOMIQUE, P. 406). "IN 1733 LA CONDAMINE HAD PROPOSED AN EXPEDITION TO MEASURE A DEGREE OF ARC AT THE EQUATOR... NO SOONER WAS THE EXPEDITION TO THE EQUATOR READY TO DEPART IN 1735 THAN MAUPERTUIS PROPOSED AN EXPEDITION TO THE ARCTIC CIRCLE. THAT SUCH MEASUREMENTS WOULD SUPPLEMENT AND SERVE AS A CHECK ON THE MEASUREMENTS AT THE EQUATOR WAS A VERY COMPELLING ARGUMENT, AND ONCE AGAIN A ROYAL AUTHORIZATION WAS FORTHCOMING...AT LAST THE QUESTION OF THE FIGURE OF THE EARTH WAS GOING TO BE THROUGHLY INVESTIGATED. IF THERE WAS A DIFFERENCE BETWEEN THE LENGTH OF A DEGREE OF LATITUDE AT THE EQUATOR AND ONE AT THE POLE, THE FACT WOULD FINALLY KNOWN..." (JONES, THE FIGURE OF THE EARTH, PP. 59-62). POGGENDORFF, II, 84-85. D.S.B., IX, PP. 186-87. HONEYMAN, V, 2174. TODHUNTER, THEORIES OF ATTRACTION AND THE FIGURE OF THE EARTH, PP. 72-73. LA MISURA DEL GRADO POLARE.

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        The Rights Of War And Peace : in three books : Wherein are explained, the Law of Nature and Nations and the principal points relating to government / Written in Latin by the learned Hugo Grotius, and translated into Engl

      W Innys and R Manby London 1738. Good+ with no dust jacket Hardcover Text light waterstains, wrinkling; modern rebind. Solid hardcover. ; Full leather folio with gilt roll, seven compartment spine with gilt decor and lettering. "Best Edition" - Lowndes p950. Uniform Title: De jure belli ac pacis libri tres. Despite a prior encounter with water, the text wrinkling and light staining does not detract markedly from this eminently readable folio, with its pliant and supple modern full leather binding.; 817 pages

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        Grund=Ritning Til Första=Konsten

      hwar efter En regent Kan göra Sig Sjelf stor och mäktig, Och Sina Undersåtare Lyckelige. Öfwersatt och med behöriga Anmärckningar Förklarad Af Olof Hamrèn. Stockholm, Tryckt hos Boktr. i Stor Förstend. Finland, Sal. Hen. Christoph. Merckells Enkia. År 1738. 4:o. (16),152 s. Senare pappband c:a 1800. Handskriven titeletikett. Liten skada vid ryggens huvud. Ren och fin inlaga förutom några små bläckfläckar på sidan 79 samt två små brunfläckar sidan 117/118. Titelbladet med hål 5 x 13 mm vid första bokstaven i titeln. Berör ej text. Sista bladet i inledning med liten pappers förlust i nedre hörnet. 20 x 15,5 cm

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        1. Bd: Seelen-Schatz. Darinnen Von der menschlichen Seelen hohen Würde, tieffen und kläglichen Sünden-Fall, Busse und Erneuerung durch Christum, göttlichen heiligen Leben, vielfältigen Creutz und Trost im Creutz, seligen Abschied aus dem Leibe, triumphirlichen und frölichen Einzug in den Himmel, und ewiger Freude und Seligkeit, erbaulich und tröstlich gehandelt wird;.... 2. Bd. M. Christian Scrivers [...] Seelen-Schatz, Vierter Theil, Darinnen Von der gläubigen Seelen mannigfältigen Creutz, Trübsal, Sorgen und Anfechtungen, so ihnen bey ihrem Christenthum begegnen wie auch vom Trost dawider, und von den Mitteln, wodurch die selbige überwunden, ausführlich und erbaulich gehandelt wird; Vormahls In denen ordentlichen Wochen-Predigten seiner anvertrauten Christlichen Gemeinde fürgezeiget [...], Nunmehro aber Mit bequemen Dispositionen an dem Ende einer jeden Predigt, richtigen Allegatis, Und vollständigen Registern versehen. Bey dieser ganzt neuen Ausgabe mitmöglicher Sorgfaltund Mühr von unzehlichen Druckfehlern gereiniget. [Und:] Seelen-Schatzes Fünffter Theil, Vom Seligen abschied der gläubigen Seelen aus dem Leibe, triumphirlichen Einzug in den Himmel [...]. Fünff Theile. (2 Bde.).

      2° (35 x 23 cm), Bd. 1 ( I -III): Fronti, 13 Bl., 116; 272; 537 S., 10 Bl.; Bd. 2: (IV-V): Titelbl., 4 Bl. Vorrede, 712 S. (wobei die beiden Blätter nach S. 143 f. jeweils in den Spalten nummeriert (145 - 152) sind; nach S. 373 folgt Paginierung 382 ff.); 5. Teil: S. 1 (zugleich Titelblatt) - 368; 18 Bl. Register., Kart.-Deckel; Ldr. auf 5 Bünden, 1. Bd.: Ohne Rücken u. Ueberzugspapier, fleckig, komplettes, brauchbares Exemplar. Paginierfehler: 2. Teil: 42 zu 143, 136 zu 143; 3. Teil: 264 zu 652. 2. Bd.: Rücken fehlt, Schnitte fleckig, Deckel etw. wellig, erste 2 Bl. mit Eckverlusten (Titelbl. auch fleckig), innen einige Eck- u. Randverluste (tlw. angesetzt), vereinzelt eselsohrig, tlw. wasser- u. etw. stockfl., letztes Bl. läd. (m. Textverlust). Ein Hauptwerk protestantischer Erbauungsliteratur des Luther-kritischen Wegbereiters des Pietismus. Der Seelenschatz, aus überarbeiteten Magdeburger Predigten erwachsen, beschreibt in der Weise Johann Arndts den Heilsweg der christlichen Seele von ihrer ursprünglichen Würde über die Sünde zur Buße, Bekehrung und Vollendung und verweilt besonders bei Kreuz und Leiden. Im Anschluß Register. SCRIVER, Christian, ev. Pfarrer, Erbauungs- und Volksschriftsteller, ein Wegbereiter des Pietismus, * 2.1. 1629 in Rendsburg als Sohn eines Kaufmanns, viermal verheiratet, 14 Kinder. ? 5.4. 1693 in Quedlinburg. - S. verlor als halbjähriges Kind seinen Vater an der Pest und mit 6 Jahren seinen Stiefvater, den Rendsburger Propst Kuhlmann, ein Freund Speners. Bleibende Eindrücke empfing S. von seiner frommen Mutter. Ein wohlhabender Verwandter ermöglichte ihm das Theologiestudium in Rostock, wo vor allem Joachim Lütkemann ihn beeinflußte. 1649 erlangte er dort die Magisterwürde und wurde nach kurzer Hauslehrerzeit im März 1653 Archidiakonus an St. Jakob in Stendal und 1667 Pfarrer an St. Jakobi in Magdeburg, wo er auch verschiedene Nebenämter bekleidete: 1674 Assessor des Geistlichen Gerichts, 1676 Scholarch, 1679 Senior des Geistlichen Ministeriums und 1685 Kircheninspektor über den 40 Pfarreien mit ihren Schulen umfassenden Holzkreis. Auf Speners Rat folgte er 1690 einer Berufung als Oberhofprediger der Äbtissin Anna-Dorothea, Herzogin zu Sachsen, nach Quedlinburg, das ein Zentrum des mystischen Spiritualismus und des Frühpietismus (Johann Heinrich Sprögel, Gottfried Arnold) war. Berufungen nach Halberstadt, Berlin und als Hofprediger nach Stockholm lehnte er ab. - S.s Wahlspruch: »Als die Sterbenden, und siehe wir leben« weist auch auf sein familiäres Leid hin: Drei Frauen und elf Kinder verlor er durch den Tod. - S. gehört zu jenen Theologen und Kirchenmännern, die durch ihre Kritik an den Schäden und Äußerlichkeiten der luth. Kirche dem Pietismus den Weg bereiteten. Lutherische Rechtfertigungslehre verbindet sich bei ihm mit tiefer persönlicher Frömmigkeit, mystischem Spiritualismus und reicher Amtserfahrung. Als Erbauungs- und Volksschriftsteller übte er auf seine Zeitgenossen und die Nachwelt einen großen Einfluß aus. Sein »Seelenschatz«, aus überarbeiteten Magdeburger Predigten erwachsen, beschreibt in der Weise Johann Arnds den Heilsweg der christlichen Seele von ihrer ursprünglichen Würde über die Sünde zur Buße, Bekehrung und Vollendung und verweilt besonders bei Kreuz und Leiden. Sein Krankenbuch »Gottholds Siech- und Siegesbette« war die Frucht eigener Heimsuchung durch Krankheit. Von seinen Liedern fand nur das Abendlied »Der lieben Sonne Licht und Pracht« Aufnahme in das EKG (363) und dann in das EG (479). S.s erster Biograph war der Magdeburger Pfarrer Christian Otto Weinschenk.

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        Caji Plinii Caecilii Secundi Panegyricus, cum notis intergris. Fr. Jureti, J. Livineji, J. Lipsii, P. Fabri, C. Rittershusii, J. Gruteri, Chr. G. Schwarzii, et selectis aliorum, curante Joanne Arntzenio, qui & suas adnotationes adjecit. Accedit Joannis Masson Vita Plinii, editio tertia auctior.

      Gestochenes Frontispiz, Titel in rot schwarz gedruckt mit gestochener allegorischer Vignette [24] XCII, [4], 469, [57] S. Ganzledereinband der Zeit mit goldgeprägtem Wappensupralibros auf beiden Deckeln, farbigem Titelrückenschild und reichlicher goldgeprägter Verzierung. (Buchpreiseinband Ammerfoort) Dibdin II, 335; Graesse 5, 349; Schweiger II, 812 f ; : "Arntzen hatte Exzerpte mehrerer Handschriften und Konjekturen des Heinsius und Perizonius ... Seine eigenen Bemerkungen sind von Wert".- Viel gelobte Ausgabe inder dritten, um eine Biographie erweiterten Auflage. Sehr dekorativer Niederländischer Buchpreiseinband mit dem Wappen von Ammersfoort: "Sic itur ad astra" (siehe Spoelder, S.480, Amersfoort 6). kleiner Stempel verso Titel, sonst sehr gut erhalten.

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        LA COMARE LEVATRICE ISTRUITA NEL SUO UFIZIO. Secondo le regole più certe e gli ammaestramenti più moderni. Seconda edizione riveduta, ed accresciuta dall'Autore.

      presso G.B. Recurti In-8 p. (mm. 230x167), p. pergam. coeva, pp. (8),512, molto ben illustrato nel t. da 20 tavv. inc. in rame, ciascuna con più figure relative ai parti. L?opera di questo chirurgo italiano del XVIII secolo tratta "de' mestrui, della gravidanza, del parto, de' suoi impedimenti, del parto difficile, della mole, del parto ventrale, di un feto ritenuto e poi cacciato alquanti anni dopo per un ascesso. Descrive anche il forcipe dentato di Filippo Ciucci per estrarre il feto morto nell'utero. Da' anche la storia di una ferita d'arme da fuoco", cosi' De Renzi ?Storia della medicina italiana?,IV, p. 514/15. Cfr. anche Wellcome,IV, p. 108 - Choix de Olschki,VII,9082 per la prima ediz. del 1721. Con aloni margin. interc. nel t. ma certamente un buon esemplare.

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        An Essay to ascertain the Value of Leases and Annuities for years and lives : and to estimate the chances of the Duration of Lives ...

      London: Printed for S. Birt (& others) 1738.. 8vo, pp. xix:(1):470:(6, publisher's advertisements), contemporary full tan calf, gilt rules to sides, spine gilt ruled within raised bands, lettering piece; joints cracked but firm, headband chipped, front free endpaper partly detached. With the half-title printed with advertisements to verso. With the engraved armorial bookplate of Sir Robert Johnson Eden Bart ( 1774-1844) and the signature of T. Eden on title. Rare.

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        The Practical Farmer: or, the Hertfordshire Husbandman: Containing many New Improvements in Husbandry. I. Of Meliorating the different Soils... II. Of the Nature of several Sorts of Wheat... III. Of... Barley... IV. Of increasing Crops of Pease and Beans by Horse-Houghing. V. Of Trefoyle, Clover, Lucerne... VI. A new Method to Improve Land at a small Expence... VII. Of the Management of Cows, Sheep, Suckling of Calves, Lambs... VIII. How to keep Pigeons and Tame Rabbits... IX. A new Method of Planting and Improving Fruit-Trees...

      London: Thomas Astley 1738.. Third edition, 8vo, 171, (5 advertisement) pp. Fine armorial bookplate, dated 1736, of John [Russell], Duke of Bedford, to title verso, later bookplate to front blank. Contemporary speckled calf, double gilt rules, nicely rebacked to style retaining the original maroon label, gilt tooling. An excellent copy. Ellis achieved great success and fame with his many books on country matters, although this suffered when the numerous visitors to his own farm at Little Gaddesden, Hertfordshire, found that he employed none of the modern techniques advocated in print. The fourth Duke of Bedford, Russell succeeded his brother in 1732 and became an influential whig politician, holding many important offices during his lifetime. First published 1759 as an abridgement of an earlier work, "The Modern Husband-man".

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        Travels or Observations Relating to Several Parts of Barbary and the Levant + Supplement

      Oxford: Theatre, 1738 Includes the section on A Collection of such papers as serve to illustrate the foregoing observations. In fairly recent (mid20c) red leather quarter with marbled boards, edges and corners slightly bumped and worn, some leather tears to base and bottom corner of top cover. Spine has raised bands, title in gilt, edges bumped. Internally marbled endpapers, (6), (xv), (1), 442, ((5 folding, 16 single sheets and 1 double sheet of plates and maps), (2), 60, (8), (10 plates on 8 leaves), (xvi), 112 pp, (2 maps). The 1st 6 pages are suffering from paper loss to their bottom right corners, which removed the last I in the date, very light water stain to first few page edges, the supplement has had a small tear repaired and the tear continues to the first 20 pages. The text block is in VG+. A nice copy of a desirable and important title! (Travels ESTC T114689 + Supplement ESTC T114253) Travels, or, Observations Relating to Several Parts of Barbary and the Levant (1738), which included maps, plates, lists of animals, plants (about 640 species), fossils, coins, and inscriptions, and a copious index. He had engaged the botanist Johann Jakob Dillenius to catalogue his flora. For a full Bio see ODNB)

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        A Collection of Welsh Travels, and Memoirs of Wales

      Clare Court, near Drury Lane, London: J Torbuck, 1738 Containing 1. The Briton Describ'd. II A Trip to North Wales. III A Funeral Service. IV Muscipila.In full tan 19c calf, gilt tooling at edges, corners and edges lightly bumped and worn, gilt tooling to edges. Spine has been relaid at some stage, retaining most of the old, title and tooling in gilt. Internally, bookplate of Charles Arthur Wynne Finch to fpd, title page light browned, lacking half title, first edition, [5], (viii-xv), [1], 64. [2], 3-24. [2], 27-30. [2], 3-15 pp, [1] advert. Each part has its own head and tail piece, titlepage, pagination and register, except for ’A funeral sermon, preached by the parson of Langwillin’. Which has its own titlepage, but is contained in A trip to North-Wales. The mouse-trap, a poem. was originally written in Latin by E. Holdsworth, and translated by Samuel Cobb. There were later publications in 1740, 42, 43, 48 and 1749. Rare! (ESTC T96054. Teerink 982; BM 24: 799 (57). WorldCat)

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        Province XII. Quang-Tong, drawn on the Spot by the Peres de Tartre & Cordoso, in the Year 1714 with Improvements by the Editor

      Edward Cave at St. John's Gate London:: Edward Cave, at St. John's Gate,. 1738.. Very good condition. A map of the China coast from Behai to Shantou, centering on the Pearl River, Canton, Macau & the islands of Hong Kong. Copper engraved map, 20 3/4 x 16 1/2" with sml margins. The map is from the Edward Cave folio edition of this important encyclopedic work on Chinese culture, history and society, "A Description of the Empire of China and Chinese-Tartary, Together with the Kingdoms of Korea, and Tibet" by a French Jesuit who specialized in China. Du Halde's work inspired great interest in China among Europeans, and was a ground breaking work in geography. The Du Halde book is referred to in Cordier BS 50; Löwendahl 409; Lust 15.

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