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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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        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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