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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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        Hydrostatical and Pneumatical Lectures published with notes by his successor Robert Smith

      S. Austen, London, 1738. First Edition. Hardcover (Full Leather). Very Good Condition. Period ruled calf, nicely rebacked in period style; old signature to endpaper, remains of old bookseller plate to pastedown. 5 folding plates at rear. 243pp, errata, index, 4pp of ads. Browning to endpapers, light browning to plate edges. Cotes (1682-1716) succeeded his friend, Isaac Newton, as Lucasian professor at Trinity College, Cambridge in 1706. In 1711 he was elected to the Royal Society and later edited the Second edition of Newton's Principia. Of his early death, Newton said "Had Cotes lived, we might have known something". Robert Smith was Cotes's cousin and a fellow of the Royal Society. The appendix contains the only English translation of Newton's Scale of Degrees of Heat (pages 213-223), his law of cooling. Bibliotheca Mechanica 79-80. Size: Octavo (8vo). Text is clean and unmarked. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: Under 1 kilo. Category: Science & Technology; Antiquarian & Rare. Inventory No: 039398. .

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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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        The Doctrine of Chances

      London: Printed for the author, 1738 The second edition, substantially expanded from the 1718 first edition, with more than eighty pages of added text and revision. Contemporary calf, rebacked, gilt brown morocco label. . Quarto. Woodcut ornament on title-page, decorative headbands, tail-pieces and initial letters. Covers a bit rubbed. A very good copy. De Moivre's (1667-1754) most important book on probability. The work is essentially a gambler's manual, "giving a systematic presentation of the arithmetic principles upon which are based the solution of problems concerning the advantage of players and the size of wager which may be lain in a wide variety of games of chance" (Walker, p. 12). The second edition includes de Moivre's work on the normal approximation of the binomial probability distribution, his most memorable discovery. Indeed this work would hardly be known today if it had not gone into a second edition. A third edition appeared as well, but it is virtually a reprint of the second.

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        Catalogus Impressorum Librorum Bibliothecae Bodleianae in Academia Oxoniensi

      Engraved frontis. in Vol. I with the ports. of Bodley, the Earl of Pembroke, Archbishop Laud, Sir Kenelm Digby, and John Selden; engraved vignette of the Bodleian on title, and engraved headpieces & initials at the beginning of each alphabetical section. 6 p.l., 611 pp.; 714 pp., one leaf of errata, one leaf. Two vols. Large folio, cont. paste-paper boards (edges very slightly worn), arms in gilt of "The Society of Writers to the Signet" on each cover, well-rebacked by Trevor Lloyd in antique calf, spines gilt, red & green morocco lettering pieces on spines, entirely uncut. Oxford: e Theatro Sheldoniano, 1738. A fine uncut set of the fourth of the great catalogues of Bodley's books and in many ways the most important -- for just over one hundred years it remained the only general catalogue of Bodleian printed books. This catalogue was a long time in the making: in 1702, Thomas Hearne, an assistant at the Library, began preparing a supplement of addenda and corrigenda to the 1674 catalogue which had been prepared by Thomas Hyde. The revision was continued and enlarged by Joseph Bowles, Robert Fysher, Emanuel Langford, and others. Printing began in 1727 and took eleven years to complete. Eight hundred copies were printed, 300 of them on large paper (and more than half of the 800 were thrown away in 1785). In the 19th century, W.D. Macray praised this catalogue highly for its "remarkable accuracy and the abundance and minuteness of its cross references." The catalogue immediately became a standard reference work for scholars throughout Europe due to its comprehensiveness and alphabetical arrangement. Indeed, in 1752, Cambridge University Library bought a copy of the 1738 Bodleian catalogue which, interleaved and annotated, served as the main catalogue of the Cambridge Library until the early 19th century! Fine, crisp, and unpressed set. This set bears the supralibros of The Society of Writer's to the Signet. Early armorial bookplate of "E. Lothian." From the library of Prof. T.A. Birrell with his signature. ❧ Peignot, p. 62. Philip, The Bodleian Library in the Seventeenth & Eighteenth Centuries, pp. 87-91. .

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        ANCIENT ROMAN HISTORY. FIRST EDITION, 1738. Hooke's Rome. Leather Library Set. THE ROMAN HISTORY FROM THE REBUILDING OF ROME TO THE RUIN OF THE COMMONWEALTH Complete in 4 volumes

      London: James Bettenham, 1738 - 1771. FIRST EDITION / FIRST PRINTING. Dedication page to Alexander Pope. Engraved frontispiece in each volume with 37 further engraved plates across the set (of which 20 are folding). Title-pages of volumes I and II in red and black. Bound in full calf leather bindings. Gilded spines with raised hubs. These measure 10.25 inches tall by 8.25 inches deep. Printed on thick quality paper. Publisher's marginal notes. In excellent condition. The leather is supple. Hinges are all attached, reinforced by the underlying cords, but starting and with some restoration, and evidence of clear tape, a shown. Minimal foxing, printed on quality rag paper, fully intact and fresh. Hand drawn armorial bookplate, and Clandon Library bookplate, owner's name of George Orlson dated 1745 no 387. There is some general rubs/usage wear, with external wear, as shown, and some chipping to the labels. These are the original 18th century calf leather bindings. Published over a period of 33 years, this ‘highly regarded study’ (ODNB) outlived its author, who saw only the first two volumes through the press in 1738 and 1745. The third volume appeared in 1764, a year after his death, and the fourth seven years later, by this time in the hands of different publishers and printers. As with Gibbon’s ‘Decline and Fall of The Roman Empire', the long gaps between volumes and the success of the work meant that the earlier volumes were reprinted long before the work was complete; the first volume was in its fifth edition by the time of the fourth volume’s publication. It was still being reprinted well into the nineteenth century. This set preserves the first edition of each volume in a contemporary binding; it is possible that each volume was bound individually on release rather than all at once, since there are slight variations in the tooling and leather. A rare set with all four First Editions.

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        Physica subterranea.

      Leipzig: Weidmann 1738. With engr. frontisp. 4to. 7 ff., 504 pp., 9 ff., 2 ff., 161 pp., 4 ff. Uncut in contp. boards with calligraphed lettering on spine. Inside a small paper slip addressed to the Swedish mineralogist Alexander Funck (1752-1779).. J.J. Becher (1635-1682) was a German chemist, mineralogist and alchymist. This is the last edition of Becher's most famous work. It is the only one published in 4to. and considered to be the best edition. Duveen p. 59

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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 : A MILLAR, 1738 This is a scarce 2 volume set of Milton's prose works, largely edited by Thomas Birch, a historian, who added an account of Milton's life and writings. John Milton was a civil servant at the time of Oliver Cromwell and the work includes a number of letters from Cromwell - for example letters of state to 'sovereign princes and republics of Europe'. Both volumes are in full leather but it is worn and the boards of both are detached and the spines are missing. Contents are complete bar the preliminaries to volume 1 and this unfortunately includes the title page and an engraved frontispiece. Vol 1 starts with an advertisement to the reader - this page is loose. The first page of the historical account of Milton's writings has a slight tear. Otherwise the text in volume 1 is in good condition - there is the occasional spotting and some light pencil annotation to a couple of the articles. The title page to vol 2 is intact but loose - any other preliminaries are missing. There is some slight worm damage at the bottom of early pages, not affecting the text. Vol 2 contains the index to both volumes and a publisher's catalogue. The contents, apart from the faults listed, are in good condition. The books have the bookplate of Eliza Mary Farquhar - who married into the Gillespie of Blackhall family (marrying the 6th Baronet - Sir Michael Shaw-Stewart).

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        A Map of China, Drawn from those of the particular Provinces ade on the Spot by the Jesuit Missionaries; wherein the principal Places are distinguished whose positions have been determin'd, & the positions themselves inserted, as Vouchers to the Work, the Names also are written according to the English Orthography

      London:: Edward Cave, at St. John's Gate,. 1738.. Very good overall. The general map of China including Korea from Du Halde's "A Description of the Empire of China and Chinese-Tartary, Together with the Kingdoms of Korea, and Tibet". Copper engraved map, 21 1/2 x 18" with sml margins, period folds. The map is from the Edward Cave folio edition of this important encyclopedic work on Chinese culture, history and society, 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. Some creasing & a closed tear in the lower right corner of map & poorly folded there and at the top left of map.

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        AN HISTORI-GEOGRAPHICAL DESCRIPTION OF THE NORTH AND EASTERN PART OF EUROPE AND ASIA; BUT MORE PARTICULARLY OF RUSSIA, SIBERIA, AND GREAT TARTARY; BOTH IN THEIR ANCIENT AND MODERN STATE: TOGETHER WITH AN ENTIRE NEW POLYGLOT- TABLE OF THE DIALECTS OF 32 TARTARIAN NATIONS: AND A VOCABULARY OF THE KALMUCK-MUNGALIAN TONGUE. AS ALSO, A LARGE AND ACCURATE MAP OF THOSE COUNTRIES...WRITTEN ORIGINALLY IN HIGH GERMAN...NOW FAITHFULLY TRANSLATED INTO ENGLISH

      London: Printed for J. Brotherton, J. Hazard, W. Meadows [and others], 1738.. Large folding engraved map, "Nova descriptio geographica Tattariae Magnae..." (by Seale, dated 1737, sheet size: 26 x 39 inches); folding woodcut map, folding letterpress chart, ten engraved plates (three folding) at rear, and numerous illustrations in the text. Quarto. Antique calf, covers paneled in blind, spine in six compartments with raised bands, label in the second, repeat decoration in blind in the other compartments. Old dampstaining, else very good. Provenance: J. Lind (inscription dated 1778): discrete indistinct blindstamp to leaves a2-4. Second edition in English of a key work on Siberia, with an important large folding map of the region. A Swedish officer taken prisoner during Charles XII's campaign in Russia, Strahlenberg was held captive in Siberia for thirteen years. Situated in Tobolsk from 1711 to 1721, he was able to explore the lower basins of the Ob and Yenisey rivers, gathering the geographical information regarding the northern and eastern parts of Europe and Asia recorded in this book and its large folding map. The text is of great importance, offering much firsthand information - geographical, historical, and ethnographic - about Siberia and Great Tartary. The work also includes early descriptions of the linguistics of the region, with a Kalmyv vocabulary including the translations of Mongolian words. The most important aspect of the present work, however, is Strahlenberg's rare and significant map representing the Russian realm and Great Tartary, containing extensive information regarding Siberia. Strahlenberg utilized a wide array of sources in preparing his map. He used his own latitude calculations, as well as readings he had taken with Daniel Gottlieb Messerschmidt, a Prussian naturalist with whom he travelled in Russia. Measurements and other geographic information were obtained from other sources as well, including Swedish officers on different expeditions, Swedish and German travellers, and Russian cartographers and explorers. The present second English edition (after the first edition in 1730 and the first edition in English of 1736) was re- engraved by R.W. Seale. The map encompasses the area between 50° and 185° east longitude and 32° and 75° north latitude. It records the Russian territories from west of Moscow to Japan in the east and includes northern China, Tibet, and Turkestan in the south. Neighboring countries such as Poland, Persia, India, and Mongolia are documented. Numerous important geographic features are also represented: the Arctic and Pacific oceans, and the Caspian Sea; the Urals, Caucasus, and the Himalayan mountains; and the Gobi desert. The map is most notable, however, for its accurate representation of Siberia, particularly the settlement patterns of the region's various populations. Bagrow notes that after Semyon Remezov's map, Strahlenberg's map is the "most important source of historical- geographical information about Siberia." CORDIER 2713. COX I:194. LOWNDES III:2528.

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        An Histori-Geographical Description of the north and eastern part of Europe and Asia; but more particularly of Russia, Siberia, and Great Tartary; both in their ancient and modern state: together with an entire new polyglot-table of the dialects of 32 Tartarian nations: and a vocabulary of the Kalmuck-Mungalian tongue. As also, a large and accurate map of those countries ... Written originally in high German ... Now faithfully translated into English

      London: printed for J. Brotherton, J. Hazard, W. Meadows [and others], 1738. Quarto. (8 5/8 x 6 5/8 inches). 1 large folding engraved map "Nova descriptio geographica Tattariae Magnae..." (by Seale, dated 1737, sheet size: 26 x 39 inches), 1 folding woodcut map, 1 folding letterpress chart, 10 engraved plates (3 folding) at rear, and numerous illustrations in the text (old dampstaining). Modern antique calf, covers panelled in blind, spine in six compartments with raised bands, lettering-piece in the second, repeat decoration in blind in the other compartments. Second edition in English of a key work on Siberia and Mongolia, with an important large folding map of the region. A Swedish officer taken prisoner during Charles XII's campaign in Russia, Strahlenberg was held captive in Siberia for thirteen years. Situated in Tobolsk from 1711 to 1721, he was able to explore the lower basins of the Ob and Yenisey rivers, gathering the geographical information regarding the northern and eastern parts of Europe and Asia recorded in this book and its large folding map. The text is of great importance offering much first-hand information -- geographical, historical and ethnographic -- about Siberia and Great Tartary. The work also includes early descriptions of the linguistics of the region, with a Kalmyv vocabulary including the translations of Mongolian words. The most important aspect of the present work, however, is Strahlenberg's rare and significant map representing the Russian realm and Great Tartary, containing extensive information regarding Siberia. Strahlenberg utilized a wide array of sources in preparing his map. He used his own latitude calculations, as well as readings he had taken with Daniel Gottlieb Messerschmidt, a Prussian naturalist with whom he travelled in Russia. Measurements and other geographic information were obtained from other sources as well, including Swedish officers on different expeditions, Swedish and German travellers, and Russian cartographers and explorers. The present second English edition (after the first edition in 1730 and the first edition in English of 1736) was re-engraved by R.W. Seale. The map encompasses the area between 50° and 185° east longitude and 32° and 75° north latitude. It records the Russian territories from west of Moscow to Japan in the east and includes northern China, Tibet, and Turkestan in the south. Neighboring countries such as Poland, Persia, India, and Mongolia are documented. Numerous important geographic features are also represented: the Arctic and Pacific oceans, and the Caspian Sea; the Urals, Caucasus, and the Himalayan mountains; and the Gobi desert. The map is most notable, however, for its accurate representation of Siberia, particularly the settlement patterns of the region's various populations. Bagrow notes that after Semyon Remezov's map, Strahlenberg's map is the "most important source of historical-geographical information about Siberia." Cf. Cordier 2713; cf. Cox I, 194; Lowndes III, 2528.

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        Volume III of the Authors Works Containing Travels Into Several Remote Nations of the World

      Dublin.: Faulkner., 1738. viii, 8, 382pp, frontis (Capt. Lemuel Gulliver.), 4 engravings of islands, 1 other. 'In Four PARTS, viz. I. A Voyage to Lilliput. II. A Voyage to Brobdingnag. III. A Voyage to Laputa, Balnibarbi, Luggnagg, Glubbdubdrib and Japan. IV. A Voyage to the Country of the Houyhnhnms. Text block is very clean and tight, boards are sound to rear but holding on one string to front, bookplate of George Thomas Wyndham. Insurance required.. Third Edition.. Leather. Good/No Jacket. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.

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        Elemens de la philosophie de neuton... nouvelle edition. a londres (ma paris), s.n. (prault), 1738.

      Cm. 20, pp. (8) xvi (2) 328 (12) + una carta d'errata + 1 cb. Frontespizio in rosso e nero con vignetta centrale, ritratto di Voltaire e di Newton su due tavole f.t., molte figure incise nel testo e su 7 tavole f.t. (fra cui una tabella ripiegata). Legatura coeva in piena pelle maculata, dorso a nervi con titoli e ricchi fregi in oro. Solo alcune carte finali un po' brunite, qualche segno d'uso alle punte della legatura, peraltro esemplare genuino e ben conservato. Antica firma di possesso al frontespizio ""...Du Baillage de Chinon"". Seconda edizione apparsa lo stesso anno dell'originale. cfr. Bengesco II, 28-29.

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        CELSIUS, ANDERS [preses] & HELLANT, ANDERS [respondent]. Specimen academicum, de novo in fluviis norlandiarum piscandi modo [...]. Et academiskt prof, om et nyt sät at fiska i the norländska elfwar.

      A.a. Uppsala, typis viduæ b. Höjeri, (1738). 4:o. 27,(1) s. & 1 stor utvikbar träsnittsplansch. Tagen ur band och insatt i ny ryggremsa av gråpapper. Bortriven tillskrift i nedre yttre hörnet av titelbladet, en tillskrift vars bläck har färgat av sig på nästa blad. Bra ex.. Lidén 13. Lundberg s. 48. Med svensk-latinsk parallelltext och förmodligen den första akademiska avhandlingen över huvud taget på svenska. En ansökan att trycka med parallelltext hade inlämnats till universitetskanslern Gustaf Bonde men avslagits av konsistoriet. Slutligen ingrep kanslern själv och biföll ansökan. I förordet motiveras den svenska översättningen: "Warande denna min materia oeconomisk och så til det almænna lefwernet læmpad, at jag den ei allenast de lærda, utan jæmwæl them, som ei förstå latin, til at læsas och undersökas har welat förestælla." Den vackra planschen är en detaljerad avbildning av den fasta fiskeanordning som förordas i avhandlingen. Anders Hellant (1717-89), som säkerligen är författare till avhandlingen, hade liksom sin far erfarenheter som laxfiskare i Torne älv. De allmänna fiskeanläggningarna, "patorna", som brukades av fiskare var av dålig kvalitet och krävde avsevärt mycket mer arbete än en gemensam anläggning. Hellant författade senare även en "Berättelse om laxars alstrande" som infördes i "Vetenskapsakademiens handlingar" 1745. Han behöll livet igenom sin fiskerätt i Torne älv och donerade 246 riksdaler influtna från sitt laxfiskearrende till Svenska akademien i samband med dess grundande 1786. Fiskerätten testamenterades så småningom till Vetenskapsakademien. Hellant var även astronom och hade tillsammans med Anders Celsius deltagit i Maupertuis gradmätningsexpedition

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        Mr. Ray`s Travels I-II.

      Vol.I: Travels through the Low-Countries, Germany,Italy and France, With curious Observations, Narural, Topgraphical, Moral, Physiological, Etc. Also, A Catalogue of Plants, Found spontaneously growing in those Parts, and their Virtues. To which is added, An Account of the Travels of Francis Willughby, Esq; Through great Part of Spain. Vol.II: A Collection of curious Travels and Voyages. containing Dr. Leonhart Rauwolf´s Journey into the Eastern Countries, viz. Syria, Palestine, or the Holy Land, Armenia, Mesopotamia, Assyria, Chaldea etc. Translated from the original High Dutch by Nicholas Staphorst. and also Travels into Greece, Asia minor, Egypt, Arabia felix, Petraea, Ethiopia, the Red Sea etc. Collected from the Observations of Mons. Belon among others. To which are added three Catalogues of such Trees, Shrubs, and Herbs, as grow in the Levant. By the Rev. John Ray. Both Volumes Second Edition corrected and improved, and adorned with Copper-Plates. Printed in London 1738 for J. Walthoe and others. 8;o. (2),IV,428,120 pp. + 3 engraved plates (2 folding);(12),489,(2),44 pages. Contemporary full calf, five raised bands. Double gilt frame on boards. Worn edges and spine. Boards with a few spots. Small damage to heads of spine with a piece lost vol.II. Lacking first free end paper volume I. Some annotations in pencil. Quite a large spot in the margin page 141 Vol.II. Ink scribble on half-title in Vol.I. Owner´s signature in Vol.II. (Stockholm in Decemb 1738. BB). 20 x 13 cm.. Volume I. Catalogus Stirpium in Exteris Regionibus A nobis Obsevatarum, Que vel non omnino vel parcè admodum in Anglia Sponte proveniunt. Volume II. Stirpium Orientalium. Eariorum Caralogi Tres

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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. Edizione seconda. Volume IV: DEI REGNI DEL PEGU?, O AVA, ARRAKAN, ACHAM, O ASEM; DEL VASTO DOMINIO DEL GRAN MOGOL, CH?E? LA VERA INDIA; DELLE ISOLE DI CEYLAN, E DI MALA, O MALDIVE.

      In-16 gr. (mm. 183x119), p. pergam. coeva, tit. oro su tassello al dorso, 8 cc.nn. (compresa la bella antiporta allegorica inc. in rame), 469 pp.num.; testata alle armi di Pier Andrea Capello, alla dedica. Il vol. è molto ben illustrato da 20 tavv. inc. in rame, tra cui 2 grandi carte geografiche (di Isaac Tirion), più volte ripieg.: ?Imperio del Gran Mogol e Isola di Ceylan?. Cfr. Morazzoni, p. 253. Solo qualche lieve fiorit., altrim. ben conservato.

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        A New Abridgement and Critical Review of the State Trials, and Impeachments for High-Treason . . . The Whole containing, I. The Substance of the Indictment or Charge. II. The Evidence. III. The Prisoner's Defence. IV. The several Points of Law [etc.] Folio

      A major abridgement of the first edition of the state trials, undertaken by the latter's editor, Thomas Salmon, and itself a substantial folio of over 900 pages reporting trials spanning more than three centuries and adding a critical apparatus. Modern 1/4 calf over boards, unevenly faded, some browning and occasional foxing, yet a good copy. Printed for J. and J. Hazard [and six others] [etc.], London, 1738.

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        Serta florea svecana, eller: swenske örte-krantz.

      Sammanflätad. Men nu å nyo uplagd och förbättrad, samt wid slutet försedd med en wacker tilökning af många härliga och hälsosamma örter. Af J. B. Steinmejer. Sthlm, J. L. Horrn, 1738. 8:o. (8),282,(62),1-118,(10) s. Titelbladet tryckt i rött och svart. Hårt nött samtida skinnbd. Ryggen förstärkt och lagad i gammal tid med påklistrad svinläderremsa. Smärre maskhål i de bakre falsarna. Den solkiga och fläckiga inlagan visar tydligt att boken varit flitigt använd. En och annan mindre reva i marginalen. Gamla lagningar i yttermarginalen på s. 79 i den första pagineringsföljden och några maskhål i övre marginalen på s. 123-30. Titelbladet har de gamla initialerna "AS" i nedre hörn.. Krok Bibliotheca botanica suecana 1, noten. Bibliotheca Walleriana 11700. Omtryck av tredje upplagan som utkom första gången 1733. I denna upplaga är Palmbergs företal och illustrationerna uteslutna. Appendixet är översatt av "medicinæ studiosus Olai Brune". "Serta florea svecana" är ingalunda som man skulle kunna tro en svensk flora utan en medicinsk örtabok av traditionellt slag med beskrivningar av växternas utseende och botande dygder hämtade ur den lärda litteraturen

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        Ichthyologia sive opera omnia de piscibus scilicet: Bibliotheca ichthyologica.

      Philosophia ichthyologica. Genera piscium. Synonymia specierum. Descriptiones specierum. Omnia in hoc genere perfectiora, quam antea ulla. Posthuma vindicavit, recognovit, coaptavit & edidit Carolus Linnæus. Leiden, C. Wishoff, 1738. 8:o. (24),66,(6),1-80,71-92,(8),1-84,(8),1-118,(21,1 blank,2),1-112,(2) s. Häftad i nött gammalt gråpappomslag. Ryggen ytligt trasig. I bra pergamentryggkassett med blått infärgat titelfält (Johanna Röjgård). Främre omslagets insida med anteckningar. Ett par medhäftade blad på slutet med gamla anteckningar. På titelbladet liten fläck orsakad av lack eller lim. Inlagan med tydliga bruksspår och med en del marginalanteckningar och understrykningar. Fuktfläckar i de övre och inre marginalerna på sina håll. För övrigt en del lager- och småfläckar. Med J. H. Forshælls namnteckning med uppgiften att han fått boken av fil. dr Brandsten den 19 december 1861 och Emil Hougbergs namnteckning daterad 1893.. Soulsby Catalogue of the works of Linnæus 3563. Lundberg Sveriges ichthyologiska literatur s. 1. Medicinaren Petrus Artedi, född 1705, lärde känna Linné 1729 och en nära vänskap och idéutbyte uppstod. Artedis specialitet var iktyologin och efter hans oväntade död 1735 - han drunknade i en av Amsterdams kanaler - lyckades Linné rädda Artedis kvarlåtenskap. Lindroth skriver: "Några år senare publicerade han det i Leiden under titeln Ichtyologia (1738), utökat med en varmhjärtad levnadsteckning över Artedi. Genom sin postuma handbok framstår denne som banbrytande i zoologins historia. Hans enda föregångare av betydelse var engelsmannen Francis Willoughby, vars 'fiskarnas historia' efter hans död utgavs av Ray. [...] Fullt medveten om skillnaden mellan ett artificiellt och ett naturligt system ville han i Ichtyologia ordna fiskarna i en från toppen till botten naturlig hierarki. Allt detta är obestridligen Artedis andliga egendom. Linné kan vid tryckläggningen bara ha gjort obetydliga tillägg. Det innebär, att Linné och Artedi alltifrån 1729/30 sida vid sida omgestaltade naturalhistorien i samma anda; under gemensamma diskussioner framväxte den reform av den botaniska och zoologiska systematiken som bär Linnés namn." Björn Dal skriver i "Sveriges zoologiska litteratur" att Artedis arbetes femte del innehåller "en ytterst detaljerad beskrivning på de flesta svenska och åtskilliga utländska fiskarter." Johan Hindrik Forshæll (1799-1877) var apotekare och slutligen godsägare. Emil Hougberg (1857-1909) var läkare och en ivrig bok- och fågeläggssamlare

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        Genstig til proberkonsten, eller then berömde och mycket namnkunnige professorens och chymistens Olai Borrichii Dissertatio de docimastice metallica, på swenska öfwersatt, och tillika med et kort bihang, huru pro-centen, samt marker och lod, uti prof-attester, böra förstås.

      Framgifwen af Jacob Fischer. Sthlm, P. J. Nyström, 1738. 8:o. (16),94,(1) s. Häftad i ngt nött samtida marmorerat omslag. Blåstänkta snitt. Ryggen trasig och med spår av handskriven titel. Ren inlaga. En rättelse införd på s. 6 och en liten fuktfläck i nedermarginalen från s. 93 till slutet. Från Ericsberg.. Bibliotheca danica II:148. Originalet trycktes första gången i Köpenhamn 1677. En tysk översättning utkom tre år senare. Proberkonsten innebar att man med hjälp av smältning eller på annat sätt särskiljde de ämnen som ingår i salter, malmer och mineral. Denna primitiva form av kemisk analys gav visserligen osäkra resultat, men fick stor betydelse inom bergshanteringen

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        Elémens de la philosophie de Neuton

      Mis à la portée de tout le monde. A Amsterdam, Chez Etienne Ledet & Compagnie 1738. 8:o. Engraved portrait of Voltaire, engraved frontispiece with allegorical portrait of Newton, (2),399,(1) pp + 6 engraved plates + engraved folding table. Numerous engraved head- and tailpieces, vignettes and diagrams. Contemporary calf, red morocco label. Red coloured edges. Rubbing to boards. Portrait and frontispiece smaller, probably taken from other copy. Internally with wide margins, just a few small stains. 20,5 x 13 cm.. First edition, with the imprint of Amsterdam publisher Ledet, to whom Voltaire had sent the manuscript when he was a refugee in Holland. The work is dedicated to Madame la Marquise du Châtelet and was intended to explain Newton`s Principa to women

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