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        Vie de Molière, avec des jugemens sur ses ouvrages

      Jean Catuffe, Amsterdam 1739 - Octavo. 92pp. Original 3/4 calf over marbled paper covered boards, with gold lettering and borders on spine. Decorative endpapers. Printer's device on title page. Decorative head-, tailpieces and initial. Second edition of Voltaire's critical essay on the life of Molière and his plays. This scarce edition was issued in Amsterdam the same year than the original one, which was published in Paris by Prault fils. Age wear on binding with rubbing and abrasion on calf. One worming on lower margin of the first 10 pages (not affecting text.) Text in French. Binding in overall good-, interior in very good condition. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Le prince de Condé - Artemise et Poliante. Nouvelle - Le marquis de Chavigny

      Le Breton, Paris 1739 - [4]-198 pp. - 242-[6] pp. - 288 pp. (qqs rouss. éparses, qqs gardes brunies). Réédition de ces romans parus respectivement en 1670, id. et 1675, par l'homme de lettres et dramaturge Boursault (1638-1701), surtout célèbre pour son théâtre et pour les démêlés qu'il connut avec Molière, Boileau et Racine. Les premières pp. de "Artemise." contiennent d'ailleurs une vive critique du "Britannicus" de Racine. Mention ms. ancienne d'appart. "Chandieu Veuillens" sur les titres. Ref. Cp. Cioranescu XVIIe s., 15905, 15902 & 15903. 3 volumes. Basane brune de l'époque (qqs éraflures), dos à 5 nerfs ornés dorés (minimes frottements), caissons fil. et fleuronnés dorés, étiq. de cuir rouge, tr. rouges.

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        Medicinae rationalis systematicae. Band 1-4 + Supplement in 4 Teilbänden mit einem Lebenslauf über Hoffmann von Johann Heinrich Schultze.

      Frankfurt/Main, Varrentrapp 1738 u. 1740; Halle/Magdeburg, Renger 1739 - Teilband 1 enthält Bd. I und II: 16 Bl., 472 S., 12 Bl. + 6 B l., 460 S., 14 Bl.; Teilband 2 enthält Bd III u. IV/1: 10 Bl., 622 S., 27 Bl. + 8 Bl., 600 S.; Teilband 3 enthält Bd. IV/2 u. IV/3: 4 Bl., 552 S. + 9 Bl., 664 S.; Teilband 4 enthält Bd. IV/4, IV/5, Suppl. U. Lebenslauf: 8 Bl., 560 S. + 4 Bl., 320 S. + 4 Bl., 100 S., 57 S. + 20 Bl.; 21 x 19 cm, alte Ledereinbände berieben, einzelne Seiten leicht beschädigt (kein Textverlust) zahlreiche Vignetten, Portät von Hoffmann, stockfleckig, gebräunt. Hauptwerk des bedeutenden Mediziners Hoffmann (1660-1742), Namensgeber der "Hoffmannstropfen". Er war Leibarzt von Friedrich I. in Preußen und Professor in Halle. Sprache: lat [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Le Siege de Calais

      Jean Neaume, The Hague 1739 - The Hague, A La Haye, chez Jean Neaume, 1739. Troisieme Edition [third edition]. All text in French. 12mo, 307 pp. Period mottled calf, spine tooled in gilt, morocco lettering piece, marbled endpapers red-stained page edges. Some peripheral wear, front pastedown with damage from removal of a bookplate, else near fine. In absolutely remarkable condition for a book in the later years of its third century. A historical romance by the feisty Mme. de Tencin - Mme. Claudine Alexandrine Guerin De Tencin. Disparaged by some during her lifetime and since, Mme de Tencin nonetheless insouciantly produced three romances, and later in life managed visited by the leading thinkers in France at the time, Montesquieu, Fontenell, and Marivaux being among them. The "woman of intellect and letters but of unpleasant character" thereafter stood the test of time - most copies of this novel which survive are from an 1885 re-issue, more than 160 years after she originally penned it. The Oxford Companion of French Literature calls this title "an indifferent historical novel in which the simple narrative of Froissart is tricked out with episodes of modern gallantry." Sniff. Nonetheless, the second of the three successful and popular romances written by Tencin, an energetic, bright and assertive writer. L6 [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Verses on the Death of Doctor Swift. Written by Himself: Nov. 1731

      London: Printed by C. Bathurst, at the Middle-Temple-Gate in Fleet-street, 1739 - First edition of Swift's poem, which, to cite the heading of p. [3], was occasioned by a maxim of La Rochefoucauld: "Dans l'adversité de nos meilleurs amis nous trouvons quelque chose, qui ne nous deplaist pas." [In the troubles of our dearesr friends, we find something which is not altogether displeasing]. On the authority of Dr. William King, to whose oversight Swift entrusted the publication, all three of the first London editions were much abridged and purged of verses King deemed offensive to royalty and religion; in addition, King inlcluded 61 lines from "The Life and Genuine Character" of 1733. The Dublin edition of the same year, published by Faulkner, was much more inclusive, and is recognized as the most definitive First edition of the text as edilted by Dr. King. Folio. Printer's ornament on title-page. [2], 18 pp. Three quarter burgundy morocco and cloth. Occasional light soiling. Fine. Teerink 771; Rothschild 2166 [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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      - Imp. Casa de D. Manuel de la Puerta. Sevilla. 1739. 20h.+336pp. (falto de lámina). 21 x 15 cm. Enc. pergamino de época.

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        A Methodical Treatise of Replevins, Distresses, Avowries.

      1739 - The Law of Replevin in the Early Eighteenth Century [Replevin]. A Methodical Treatise of Replevins, Distresses, Avowries , &c., Containing the Method of Proceedings Therein in the Courts at Westminster, County-Courts, Hundred-Courts, Courts-Baron, &c., Shewing How the Law is Alter'd by the Late Statute of the Eleventh of King George II. For the More Effectual Securing the Payment of Rents, And Preventing Frauds by Tenants, &c. To Which are Added, Divers Statutes Touching the Office of Sheriffs, And Passing Their Patents and Accompts; And Also the Law Concerning Elections and Returns of Members of Parliament, &c. Useful to All Sheriffs, Landlords, Tenants, Farmers, Stewards, Bailiffs, &c. To Inform Them How to Proceed Regularly in Taking Distresses, &c. Corrected, And Continued Down to the Present Year. [London] Printed by E. and R. Nutt, And R. Gosling, (Assigns of E. Sayer, Esq.) for J. Worrall, 1739. viii, 164 [7] pp. Octavo (8" x 5"). Contemporary sheep, blind rules to boards, blind filets to joints, raised bands and lettering piece to spine. Some rubbing to extremities, a few shallow scuffs to boards, joints just starting at ends, corners bumped and somewhat worn, hinges cracked but secure, front endleaves and upper portion of rear free endpaper lacking, rear pastedown loose, text notably fresh. * Second and final edition. The author claims to have treated "Replevins in a more particular and methodical Manner than hitherto has been done" (1). A well-arranged treatise, it offers an excellent overview of this legal area as it existed in the first half of the eighteenth century. OCLC locates 9 copies in North American Law Libraries. This edition not in Sweet & Maxwell. English Short-Title Catalogue T123428. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        De antiquitate, elegantia, utilitate, linguae Arabicae, oratio habita Oxonii, in schola linguarum, vii kalend. Augusti, MDCCXXVIII.

      Oxford, Sheldon for Richard Clements, 1739. - 4to. (2), 56, (2) pp. With engr. printer's device on t. p. Marbled wrappers. University oration on the Arabic language, its age, beauty, and usefulness, held by the noted Arabic scholar Thomas Hunt (1696-1774). Hunt studied at Christ Church, Oxford, and was chaplain to Thomas Parker, 1st Earl of Macclesfield. In 1738, he became the fourth Laudian Professor of Arabic, additionally becoming Lord Almoner's Professor of Arabic in 1740 (the year in which he was elected a Fellow of the Royal Society) and Regius Professor of Hebrew in 1747. - Many type specimens in Arabic, as well as some in Greek, Hebrew, and Syriac. Traces of old binding stitches; slight tear in final errata leaf restored with Japanese paper. Schnurrer 12. OCLC 27855095. [Attributes: Soft Cover]

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat INLIBRIS Gilhofer Nfg. GmbH]
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        Essai de Physique...avec une Description de nouvelles sortes de Machines Pneumatiques et un Recueil d'Expériences...Traduit du Hollandois par Mr. Pierre Massuet

      Engraved frontis. port. & 34 folding engraved plates (incl. 5*). Titles in red & black. xxv, [3], 502 pp.; 1 p.l., 501 [i.e. 503]-864, 869-914, [32], 63, 8 pp. Two vols. Large 4to, orig. boards (some minor foxing & browning, a little waterstaining in Vol. II). Leyden: S. Luchtmans, 1739. First edition in French of one of the best 18th-century introductions to Newtonian physics. This is a book filled with interesting experiments and problems. Some of the subjects covered are gravity, mechanics, machinery, elasticity, electricity, capillarity, hydraulics, optics (with a long account of vision and the eye), celestial mechanics, comets, and the weather system. Musschenbroek (1692-1761), professor of natural philosophy and mathematics at Utrecht and, later, professor of experimental physics at Leyden, was one of the most celebrated physicists and most important investigators of his time. The experiments described in his books have become classics in elementary instruction. "Underlying Musschenbroek's lectures demonstrated with experiments was the experimental philosophy...the principal source of inspiration was Newton, but Galileo, Torricelli, Huygens, Reaumur, and others were important to this school."-D.S.B., IX, p. 596. Nice set in original state. ❧ Roberts & Trent, Bibliotheca Mechanica, pp. 232-33. Wheeler Gift Cat. 300. .

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        Anselmus Rabiosus. Reise durch Oberdeutschland. Salzburg und Leipzig (d. i. Nördlingen bei Beck) 1778. 8°. 3 Bll., 152 S., mit Holzschn.-Vign. am Titel, Hldr. d. Zt. mit Rsch.

      - Goedeke IV 1, 836, 3 - Hayn-G. VI 340 - Weller FD 113.- Erste Ausgabe.- Scharfe politische Satire über die Verhältnisse in Süddeutschland des württembergischen Journalisten Wilhelm Ludwig Wekhrlin (1739-1792).- Bereiste Österreich (?Von den schönen Linzerinnen; Die Journalisten zu Wien; Landessitte u. Gewohnheiten?), Niederbayern (?Vom Mauthwesen; Von bayerischer Art und Kunst?), Oberschwaben (?Pater Gaßner?) u. Baden-Würthemberg (?Militairakademie in Stuttgart; Geschichte der deutschen Rentkammern?).- Innendeckel mit gest. Exlibris, Titel mit kl. Wappenstempel, etw. braunfleckig, Ebd. berieben, Rücken tls. mit kl. Wurmgänge. [Attributes: First Edition]

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Müller]
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      - Londres. MDCCXXXIX. [1739]. 8º. VIII, 2 h. 328 p. Encuadernación artística en plena piel gofrada, nervios y tejuelo. - Muy bonito. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Berrocal Libros Antiguos]
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        Lettera nella quale vengono espresi colle figure in rame, e dilucidati colle Annotazioni dal . varii antichi Monumenti

      Bonifacio viezzeri, Venezia 1739 - 4º mayor, CXXIII p. ilustr., viñetas, 14 láminas, algunas plegadas, grabadas por Arnoldus Van Westerhout. Punto de polilla convenientemente restaurado, en las 7 últimas páginas, el resto en perfecto estado. Lomo piel época restaurado, tejuelo. Enc. algo fatigada. Historia, descripción y estudio de diversas obras artísticas de la antigüedad clásica (de Egipto, Grecia y Roma), cada una de las cuales se acompaña con una valiosa lámina que las reproduce, muy bien grabadas por Arnoldus Van Westerhout, Silv. Pomarede, Josephus Philosus, etc. El autor estudia tanto esculturas y relieves, como inscripciones y monedas antiguas. Numismática. Escultura. Arte. Epigrafía. Numismatics. Sculpture. Art. Epigraphy.

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        Eigenh. Albumblatt mit U.

      Lübeck, 11. II. 1739. - 1 S. Qu.-8vo. "Nemo est nostrum Liberaliter educatus, Cui non educatores. Cui non magistri sui atque Doctores cum grata recordatione in mente versentur" (nach Cicero, Pro Cn. Plancio, XXXIII, 81). - Die Verso-Seite mit einer ganzseitigen Widmung mit U. seines gleichnamigen Sohnes (dat. Lübeck, 26. V. 1781).

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        Die Begebenheiten des Prinzen von Ithaca, Oder Der seinen Vater Ulysses suchende Telemach, Aus dem Französischen des Herrn von Fenelon, in Deutsche Verse gebracht , und mit Mythologisch-Geographisch-Historisch- und Moralischen Anmerckungen erläutert, von Benjamin Neukirch, Würcklichem Hof-Rath zu Brandenburg-Onolzbach, des Durchl. Erb-Prinzens ...Erster Zweyter und Dritter Theil.

      Onolzbach / Anspach ( Ansbach), Johann Valentin Lüders/ Hofbuchführer Rönnagel in Commission , auch in Frankfurth und Leipzig zu finden , 1739, 1727,.. 3 Bde in 2 , 7 Kupfer , 4 Bll., 500 S., 9 Bll., 5 Bll., 472 S., 304 S., 3 Bll., 24 Kupfer, 4°, Halbpergament, roter Ganzschnitt. beschabt, Überzugspapier an den Kanten angeplatzt, insgesamt frisch und gut erhalten.

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Heubeck]
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        Chronica Juridicialia: Or, an Abridgment and Continuation of Dugdale's Origines Juridicialia. Containing . . . Chronological Tables of the Names of all the Lord Chancellors . . . Judges of the King's Bench and Common Pleas [etc.]. Second Edition

      Printed for J. Worrall, at the Dove . . . near Lincoln's-Inn, London 1739 - Contemporary calf, quite worn, rebacked, light embrowning; sound The expansion of Dugdale's listings of the chancellors, judges, law officers, king's serjeants and other officials, thus extending (in Holdsworth's words) "a very valuable piece of work, which, for all time, will be useful to legal historians"

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        Matthaeus a Bappenhaim enucleatus, ermendatus, illustratus & continuatus. Das ist: Historische Nachrichten Von dem Ur-alten Hochpreißlichen Hauß Der Kayserlichen ... Herren und Grafen zu Pappenheim. ... Nebst einem Anhang vieler sonderbaren Monumenten und Urkunden. Tl. 1 (alles Ersch.).

      Schwabach, Enderes, 1739.. 9 Bll., 444 SS., 12 Bll. (Reg.) m. 2 Kst.(Wappen), 2 gefalt. Stammbäumen m. 1 Ansicht und 12 gefalt. Tabellen, gr.- 8°, Ppbd. d. Zt. m. handgeschr. Tit.- Schild (st. ber., besch. u. best.)... Pfeffer 36225. - Eine der beiden Falttafeln mit einem Stammbaum, im unteren Drittel eine Ansicht von Pappenheim. Kleine hinterlegte Fehlstelle und entfernter Stempel auf dem Titel. Zum Teil im Schriftspiegel leicht gebräunt, insgesamt aber fast fleckenfrei und ein gutes Exemplar.

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Nikolaus Struck]
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        Amusement philosophique sur le langage des bestes. [Ensemble] Lettre a madame la Comtesse D*** pour servir de supplément à L'amusement philosophique sur le langage des bestes.

      Imp. Gissey, Bordelet |& Ganeau 1739 - - Imp. Gissey, Bordelet & Ganeau, Paris 1739, 2 parties en un Vol. in 12 (10x17cm), (4) 157pp. (3) 46pp., Un Vol. relié. - Edition originale, rare. Le second ouvrage, relié avec le premier et avec seulement un faux titre (sans manque), est de Aubert de la Chesnaye des Bois. Cartonnage crème parcheminé moderne. Pièce de titre de basane noire. Oeuvre satirique raillant les cartésiens et la question de l'âme et de la raison. Bougeant proposa que les animaux aient récupéré l'âme des méchants cette allusion, même ironique à la transmigration des âmes entraîna un exil de la part des jésuites. L'ouvrage eut un franc succès en Europe, et est surtout une attaque contre la conception mécaniciste de Descartes. (4) 157pp. (3) 46pp. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Librairie Le Feu Follet]
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        Explication de divers monuments singuliers, qui ont rapport a la religion des plus anciens peuples. Avec l’examen de la derniere édition des Ouvrages de S. Jerôme, & un Traité sur l’Astrologie Judiciaire.

      - Paris, Chez Lambert & Durand, 1739, 25 x 19,5 cm., hol. piel, frontis grabado + portada a dos tintas + LXVI págs. + 1 h. + 487 págs. y 12 láminas grabadas, varias de ellas plegadas. ("Bella obra sobre las religiones antiguas y sus misterios. Los capítulos sobre el culto de Mitra, sobre la astrología judiciaria y los misterios de Baco son particularmente interesantes" Biblioteca esotérica. Catálogo de la Librairie Dorbon-Ainé, Paris, 1988). MITOLOGÍA ASTROLOGÍA ESOTERÍSMO

      [Bookseller: Librería Anticuaria Antonio Mateos]
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        Der Zuschauer. Aus dem Englischen übersetzt. Erster und Zweyter Theil.

      Leipzig, Bernhard Christoph Breitkopf, 1739 - 1740.. 9 Bl., 400 S., 4 Bl., 418 S., 6 Bl. Ganzpergamentband der Zeit mit goldgeprägtem Rückentitel und dreiseitigem Rotschnitt. Titelseiten mit größerer Titelvignette, Stücke mit zahlreichen Textvignetten. Erste deutsche Übersetzung der englischen Tageszeitung "The Spectator", die vom 1. März 1711 (in der Übersetzung irrtümlich datiert auf 1. März 1710) an erschien und von dem Politiker und Journalisten Joseph Addison (1672 - 1719) und dem Schriftsteller und Komödienautor Richard Steele (1672 - 1729) herausgegeben wurde. Der vorliegende Band um faßt die Teile 1 und 2 mit den Ausgaben 1 bis 168 der Zeitung, die in insgesamt 555 Ausgaben erschien. Der "Spectator" trug maßgeblich zur Schaffung eines öffentlichen bürgerlichen Bewußtseins bei und leistete damit einen wesentlichen Beitrag zur Frühaufklärung. In einer Auflage von nur 3000 Exemplaren gedruckt, erreichte die Zeitung doch schätzungsweise ein Publikum von 60.000 Lesern. Parteipolitisch vorgeblich neutral, unterstützte sie doch eindeutig die Positionen der liberalen Whigs gegenüber den konservativen Tories. Der frühliberal-aufklärerische Geist des Blattes inspirierte - etwas zeitversetzt - inspirierte den freigeistigen Literaturtheoretiker Johann Christoph Gottsched (1700 - 1766) und - im besonderen - seine erste Ehefrau, die Schriftstellerin Luise Adelgunde Victorie Gottsched ("Gottschedin") zu ihrer Übersetzung ins Deutsche. Beide Bände mit ausführlichem Register.. (Leeres) Vortitelblatt mit Teilausriß, die ersten 3 Blatt der Vorrede mit Eckabriß mit minimalem Textverlust, ferner die Seiten 21 bis 26 mit Eckabriß mit teilweisem Textverlust. Sonst sehr gutes Exemplar dieser ersten beiden Bände des Übersetzungswerkes; Seiten sauber und allenfalls partiell geringfügig fleckig. Weitere Fotos auf der Homepage des Antiquariats (bitte Art.-Nr. auf der Angebotsseite in das Suchfeld eingeben).

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        An Historical Discourse on the Civil and Religious Affairs of the Colony of Rhode-Island and the Providence Plantations in New England from the First Settlement 1638, to the End of the First Century

      Boston: Printed and sold by S. Kneeland and T. Green in Queen-Street, 1739 - An important early work on the history of Rhode Island by a Newport Baptist minister (RHODE ISLAND) First edition, with "Advertisement" leaf. [ii], 14, 120, [1, advertisement], [1] pp. Bound in later three quarters brown morocco and cloth boards, t.e.g., by Zucker of Philadelphia. Some mild staining on the first dozen leaves. Sabin 10075; Evans 4347; Streeter Sale 677; Howes C74, "aa." [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Observations sur la Construction de la Carte de l'Ocean Meridional, pour servir vaisseaux du roy, dressée au dépost des cartes, plans & journaux de la marine, par ordre de M. le comte de Maurepas, 1739

      [Paris]: Jacques Guerin, 1739. Quarto. Contemporary paper-backed boards The very rare first edition of Bellin's extensive account of his map of the "Ocean Meridional" The work includes lengthy separate analyses of the coasts of Africa and of South America as recorded on the map. In addition to geographic locations, observations made in the regions by various explorers are cited. The cartographer Bellin was employed for more than five decades in the French Hydrographic Service, where he served as the first "Ingénieur hydrographe de la Marine." Commissioned to develop new surveys of the coasts of France and then the known coasts of the world, these were published, respectively, as Le Neptune Français in 1735 and the Hydrographie Français between 1756 and 1765. Bellin also published a Petit Atlas Maritime with 580 charts and plans of harbors, issued in five volumes in 1764. The present work was later published as one of thirty reprinted pamphlets in the author's Recueil des Memoires qui ont été publiés avec les Cartes Hydrographiques (Paris ca. 1767). This work is extremely rare: European Americana locates copies (with a variant imprint) only at LC and JCB. European Americana 739/24 (different publisher); Sabin 4556 (note). (9 5/8 x 7 13/16 inches). 18pp.

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        [Sancti Francisci Assisiatis, Minorum Patriarchae nec non S. Antonii Paduani, eivsdem Ordinis, opera omnia : postillis illustr. , expositione mystica, in sacram scripturam, et in eandem concordia morali, locupletata; adjecta utriusque vita, et elogia / opera et labore Joannis de la Haye, Parisini..].

      Pedeponti [d.i. Stadt am Hof] prope Ratisbonam [d.i. Regensburg], Joh. Gastl 1739.. Gr.-4°. Schmutztit., 4 Bll. (Titelei), 1 Bl. (Nebentit.), 96 S. (Opusculorum B. Francisci), 1 Bl. (Index), 84 S. (Contemplatio Lyrani de gestis B. Francisci), Tit., 1 Bl. (Ad lectorem), 30 S. (Vita S. Antonii), 1 Bl. Nebentit., 744 [recte 764] S. (Antonii Paduani Opera), 45 Bll. (Index). Mit etlichen hübschen großen Init., Vignetten u. Zierleisten in Holzschnitt. Mit Schweinsldr. überzogener Holzdeckeleinbd. d. Zt. auf 5 Bünden m. reicher Blindprägung durch Rollenstempel, schwarzgepr. Tit. (auf mont. Papierschi.) auf Rü., 2 intakten Metallschließen sowie umseit. blauem Farbschnitt. Einbd. etw. angeschmutzt u. stellenw. abgerieben; Blindpräg. z. Tl. unkenntlich; Einbd. aber weder an den Ecken bestoßen noch irgendwo abgewetzt u. daher insges. in gutem Erhaltungszustand; Vorsätze leicht angestaubt u. gegilbt; gesamter Buchblock wasserrandig u. vereinzelt stockfl.. Band mit den Schriften von zwei bedeutenden, frühen Theologen der röm-kath. Kirche: dem Stifter des Franziskanerordens Franz v. Assisi (1181 od. 1182-1226) sowie des portugiesischen Franziskaners, Theologen und Predigers Anton v. Padua (1195-1231), der durch seine außergewöhnliche Redebegabung auffiel und daher von seinem Glaubensbruder Franz v. Assisi auch "sein Bischof" genannt wurde. In den Werken des Franz v. Assisi ist neben Briefen u. Predigten auch seine Dichtung in rhytmischer Prosa Cantico di frate solo' enthalten, die zu den allerersten dichterischen Gestaltungen der italienischen Sprache überhaupt zählt (vgl. dazu Bautz I, 194 u. II, 95-101). Inhaltlich vollständige Edition in schönem, vorwiegend zweispaltigem Satz, herausgegeben von Jean de La Haye (1593-1661). Vorliegendem Exemplar fehlen der Gesamttitel sowie das eigenständige Titelblatt zu den Werken des Franz v. Assisi. Im zweiten Abschnitt teilweise falsche Paginierung.

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        A Supplement to Kennedy's Ophthalmographia; or Treatise of the Eye; In Which is Observ'd the Plagiarism [from that Treatise] Contain'd in Dr Bracken's Farriery. Remarks on Dr Porterfield's Motion of the Eye, in the Medical Essays,

      London: T. Cooper, at the Globe in Paternoster-Row. Cover worn with upper board weak at hinge. Text block firm. Browning to title page. Ex.-lib. Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland with minimal marking. Heraldic book-plate on paste-down with owner's signature on fep. 1739. [First Edition]. Half leather marbled board cover. 200mm x 120mm (8" x 5"). 166pp. '... with the differences in opinions of Cataracts, explain'd and reconcil'd. Also on William Cheselden Esq; his observations on the Eye, &c. in his Anatomy; and of the improvements made in our Hospitals, &c. On Dr P Shaw, in his Practice of Physick; Dr Jurin on Vision; and Mr Sharp on the Operations of Surgery.' Heraldic book-plate of Sir Robt. Scott MD, 'Amo'; with his signature on fep. .

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        Della Natura De' Fiumi

      Per Lelio dalla Volpe 1739 - In 4°, legatura dell'ottocento in mezza pergamena, (8) XVI 427 pp., 18 tavole ripiegate incise in rame. Riccardi I 643, Brunet II 1802, Roberts bibl Mechanica 1991 pp 152-153, biblioteca di scienze Viganò p 316 n. 2465. Seconda edizione notevolmente ampliata, corretta ed annotata da Eustachio Manfredi, successore di Guglielmini nell'incarico di soprintendente alle acque di Bologna. E' la sua opera più importante, di notevole valore non solo scientifico ma pure linguistico per la chiarezza dell'esposizione della materia matematica. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Bertoldo Bertoldino e Cacasenno in ottava rima con argomenti, allegorie.

      presso Francesco Storti,, In Venezia, 1739 - Cm. 17, pp. (16) 340 (4) + 256. Antiporta figurata, ritratto del'autore in xilografia a mezza pagina e 20 tavole poste all'inizio di ciascun canto (B. Crivellari inc.). Il tutto finemente inciso in rame. Solida ed elegante legatura coeva in piena pelle (francese?), dorso a nervi con titoli e ricchi fregi in oro. Tagli colorati e sguardie marmorizzate. Qualche minima fioritura, ma molto ben conservato. Edizione che si propone come ristampa dell'impressione bolognese (Della Volpe) del 1736, con gli stessi rami (in forma ridotta) e le annotazioni contenute nella preziosa tiratura in-4. Curiosamente le altre copie censite (compreso Iccu) non menzionano le 256 pagine aggiunte di annotazioni. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Verteutschter Bethlehemitischer Kinder-Mord des Ritters Marino, nebst des Hrn. Uebersetzers eigenen Wercken, Vorbericht, Leben des Marino und beygefügten Anmerkungen von (J. U.) König, imgleichen einer Vorrede von (J. F.) Weichmann.

      Schramm, Tübingen 1739 - Mit doppelblattgr. Kupfertafel von G. S. Rösch nach B. Picart. 663 S. Pgt. d. Zt. (Schwanz angenagt). Dünnhaupt 11.5. Jantz 620. - Barthold Heinrich Brockes (auch: Bertold Hinrich Brockes), * 22. September 1680 in Hamburg, † 16. Januar 1747 in Hamburg, bedeutender deutscher Schriftsteller des Barock und der frühen Aufklärung, veröffentlichte 1712 das Passions-Oratorium Der für die Sünde der Welt gemarterte und sterbende JESUS, mit dem er bekannt geworden ist. Berühmte Komponisten vertonten seine Stücke bis zum Ende des 18. Jahrhunderts. 1715 gründete Brockes mit anderen angesehenen Hamburger Bürgern die Teutschübende Gesellschaft, eine Sprach-Gesellschaft, deren Ziel die Förderung der deutschen Sprache und Literatur war. Im selben Jahr veröffentlichte er die Übersetzung der Strage degli Innocenti (1620) von Giambattista Marino unter dem Titel Verteutschter Bethlehemitischer Kinder-Mord des Ritters Marino, ein Werk des europäischen Manierismus. Neben der deutschen Versübertragung von Marinos Dichtung ist der italienische Text parallel mit der Übersetzung gedruckt. Etwa die Hälfte des Bandes ist gefüllt mit Brockes' eigenen Dichtungen, darunter auch sein Erstlingswerk, die (von Händel und Telemann vertonte) Passion " Der gemarterte und sterbende Jesus " (die offensichtlich Picanders Libretto zur Matthäuspassion beeinflußt hat), weitere Kantaten (für Hamburger Feste), Hirtengedichte, " Parodien " , Gedichte in Hamburger Dialekt und in Holländisch, italienische Verse (z. B. an den Prinzen Eugen), französische Gedichte, ein Sonett auf Telemann usw. - Frisches, fleckenfreies Exemplar. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Osservazioni di Ottavio Bocchi, Gentiluomo Adriese, Sopra Un Antico Teatro Scoperto in Adria. Agli Eruditissimi Signori Accademici Della Nobile Academia Etrusca Dell'Antichissima Citta' di Cortona.

      Apresso Simone Occhi - In Venezia, Apresso Simone Occhi, 1739. 1 volume in-4 (25*19 cm) relié en cartonnage souple. (1ff) blanc, Faux-titre, Titre avec vignette (Tab. I), (2ff) de Tavola de Disegni & Sommario, (XXVI) pages et (2ff) blancs. Bien complet des 13 planches (1 vignette en page de titre et 12 hors-texte) prévues en table. Collation strictement identique à l'exemplaire de la Research Library du Getty Research Institute. Cartonnage légèrement défraichi mais solide et encore très correct, très bel état intérieur sur beau papier. Fort rare description de l'ancien Théâtre d'Adria par Ottavio Bocchi. Good condition.

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        Hieronymi Fracastorii veronensis, Adami Fumani canonici veronensis, et Nicolai Archii comitis Carminum editio II. Mirum in modum locupletior, ornatior, & in II. tomos distributaIn hoc italicae Fracastorii epistolae adjectae, nunc primum summo studio quaesitae, & congestae; inter quas eminentlongiores illae amoebaeae, seu potius libelli, Jo. Baptistae Rhamnusii & Fracastorii de Nili incremento.

      Josephus Cominus,, Patavii, 1739 - Due volumi di cm. 24,5, pp. xl, 204, 171 (5) xii, 282 (2) 139 (1). Ritratto del Fracastoro all'antiporta del primo volume, primo frontespizio in rosso e nero con stemma cominiano, variie testate ed ornamenti tipografici. Solida legatura strettamente coeva in piena pergamena rigida con titoli in oro su tasselli ai dorsi, tagli colorati. Esemplare fresco, a carte candide ed in ottimo stato di conservazione. Celebre ed apprezzata edizione cominiana che comprende le opere del Fracastoro, compresi frammenti, lettere, scritti minori ed una traduzione italiana del poema La Sifilide, L'opera di Adamo Fumano ed i Numeri di Niccolò d'Arco. Cfr. Federici: "raro"; Brunet (II, 1363): "Belle édit. très bonne et fort estimée". [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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      Imp. Joseph Fort. Zaragoza, 1739 - . 29,5 cm. Portada con orla tipográfica. [42], 142 pág. (sign. [calerón]-5[calderón]4, A-R4, S3). [Junto con:] ARAGON DOTE DE MARIA SANTISSIMA. Illustrado con las santas imagenes de Nuestra Señora aparecidas, halladas, y antiguas, y milagrosas veneradas en el mismo Reyno. 550 pág., 4 h. de índices (sign. A-Z4, 2A-Z4, 3A-Z4, 4A2, 4B1). En ambas partes texto con apostillas marginales, capitulares xilográficas. Dos partes, cada una con numeración propia, enc. en un vol. en pergamino algo mareado, lomera rotulada, restos de antiguos cierres. Señal de óxido. Papel tostado en algunas páginas. * La primera parte, dedicada a la descripción de las imágenes de Cristo en territorio aragonés, se detiene entre muchas otras en las veneradas en el monasterio de Piedra, el convento del Carmen de Calatayud, las localidades de Maluenda, Tarazona y Torrijo; el obispado de Jaca (Sallent, Boltaña.), el de Teruel (Bueña, Manzanera.), el de Lérida (Graus, Alcolea.) y el de Urgel. La segunda, dedicada a las imágenes de la Virgen, menciona entre otras las de Nuestra Señora de Cogullada, del Portillo, del Pueyo (Belchite), de Tocón (Langa), de la Sabina (Farlete), las de las villas de Cariñena, Alcañiz, Iglesuela, Fornoles, Nonaspe, Aliaga, la comunidad de Daroca, las imágenes aparecidas y halladas en el obispado de Tarazona y arcedianado de Calatayud, obispados de Albarracín, Teruel, Pamplona, Urgel, Zaragoza, Huesca, Jaca, Barbastro y Urgel. Primera edición. CCPB 114164-3. Palau 86187. Aragón. Zaragoza. Mariana. Virgen María. Imágenes sagradas. Culte marià Libros antiguos anteriores a 1830 español [Attributes: First Edition]

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        A Book of Architecture, Containing Designs of Buildings and Ornaments

      W. Innys and R. Manby, At the West End of St. Paul's, J. and P. Knapton, in Ludgate-Street: and C. Hitch, in Paternoster-Row, London 1739 - Illustrated with 150 engraved plates, 4 of which are folded. Covers worn but later spine laid in - now with loss to tail and less so to head. Hinges split. Endpapers creased and torn. Bookplate to front pastedown. Title page damaged and repaired as well as being slightly soiled. "Crease" to center of the text pages - possibly due to a binding problem. Short tears to three of the folding plates - not affecting the image - and a short tear to one of the single page plates - also not affecting the image. Light foxing to two plates. Last plate creased and having a short tear. The rest of the plates are in very good condition [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Philosophical Experiments:

      London: printed for W. Innys and R. Manby; and T. Woodward,, 1739. containing Useful, and Necessary Instructions for such as undertake long Voyages at Sea. Shewing how Sea-Water may be made Fresh and Wholsome: And how Fresh-Water may be preserv'd Sweet. How Biscuit, Corn, &c. may be secured from the Weevel, Meggots, and other Insects. And Flesh preserv'd in hot Climates, by Salting Animals whole. To which is added, An Account of several Experiments and Observations on Chalybeate or Steel-Waters: With some Attempts to convey them to distant Places, preserving their Virtue to a greater Degree than has hitherto been done. Likewise a Proposal for cleansing away Mud, &c. out of Rivers, Harbours, and Reservoirs. Which were read before the Royal-Society, at several of their Meetings … Octavo (194 × 120 mm). Contemporary sprinkled calf, spine with gilt flower-head tools in compartments, thick rules either side of raised bands, maroon morocco label, sides with double gilt rules, red sprinkled edges. Engraved plate; with half-title, index and final advertisement leaf. Ragley Hall armorial bookplate. Short crack at foot of lower joint, still a fine copy. First edition. The experiments that Hales describes in this book are primarily concerned with the health and welfare of sailors, and how the food and water on a ship, which on a long voyage were notoriously bad, may be preserved in an edible state. Hales also published his first proposal for improving the ventilation on board ship. After refinement, his ventilator was fitted, with successful results, on men-of-war and slave ships, as well as in the House of Commons, the court of king's bench, Drury Lane Theatre, and Newgate prison, and in hospitals, workhouses, and gaols throughout the country.

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      Libreria Francisco M., Madrid 1739 - - TEOLOGIA-ANTIGUOS 536 pag. 20 cm. Piel. Lomo con nervios. ATENCIÓN: En el pago Contra Reembolso el precio del envío se incrementará en 5 EUROS.

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        The English Empire in America or, A view of dominions of the Crown of England in the West Indies. Namely, Newfoundland, New-England, New-York, Pensilvania, New-Jersey, Maryland, Virginia, Carolina, Bermudas, Barbuda, Anguila, Montserrat, Dominica, St. Vincent, Antegoa, Mevis, or Nevis, St. Christophers, Barbadoes, Jamaica. With an account of the discovery, situation, product, and other excellencies and rarities of these countries. To which is prefixed, a relation of the first discovery of the new world called America by the spaniards. And of the remarkable voyages of several Englishmen to divers places therein. Illustrated with maps and pictures. By Robert Burton

      London: Printed for A. Bettesworth and C. Hitch at the Red-Lion in Pater-noster-Row; and James Hodges at the Looking-Glass on London-Bridge, 1739 - Has been erroneously attributed to Richard Blome. Robert Burton was the pseudonym of Nathaniel Crouch (1632?-1725?) Seventh edition (first published in 1685). 12mo. Full page map of English colonies as frontispiece, full page map of West Indies at p. 61 and 3 other woodcuts in text. 192 pp. Late 19th century citron morocco and marbled boards, a.e.g., by Tout. Trimmed at lower margin with some loss to double rule border of title page and touching some catchwords throughout, small paper repairs to outer lower margin of title page and pp. 21-22, else a near fine copy. Bookplate of William Forbes Morgan. Signed on the last page, "Joshua Shaw / His Book 1739." Note in the rear states bought at Heartman's, Oct. 9, 1920. ESTC N3438; Howes B1034; Sabin 9499 [Attributes: Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

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        [The Berleburger Bible, Vols. 7 & 8]: Der Heiligen Schrifft Siebender Theil oder des Neuen Testaments Dritter Theil; [and] Der Berlenburgischen Bibel Achter und Letzter Theil, bestehend in einem Zusatz von Apocryphischen Schrifften des Alten und Neuen Testaments

      Berlenburg. 1739; 1742. First edition. Thick folio. Two volumes (7 and 8) bound together, each with a separate title: [8], 600; [4], 556, [44]pp. Contemporary full leather, with one remaining metal clasp. In German. Small mid-19th century owner's inscription on the second title and signature on the last leaf verso. Ex-library, lacking the front board, first title page is detached, else a good sound copy. The last two volumes of the noted Berleburger Bible, considered the "greatest and most significant literary production of radical Pietism." Scarce in the trade. OCLC locates five copies of volume 7 and four copies of volume 8. Sheehan, The Enlightenment Bible, p. 73. .

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        Plate 83, Peas

      London 1739 - In 1737, Elizabeth Blackwell (1700-17587) produced a delightful volume, “A Curious Herbal”, containing many decorative plates of various plants. Such herbals, illustrating and describing plants for their alleged medicinal powers, were the medical books of the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries. This splendid, hand-colored engraving from “A Curious Herbal,” Plate 83, Peas, measures 18” x 11.25” and is in very good condition with light staining on the left edge and evidence of verso page text. Illustrated on this engraving is a pea plant with lush green leaves and stem and small pods. Labeled are the blossoms of the small flowers and the highly naturalistic pea pods. In the 18th century, talented and fiercely independent women seem to have flourished in the field of botanical illustration and Mrs. Blackwell, neither an artist nor a botanist, was suddenly faced with the problem of obtaining her doctor husband’s release from a debtor’s prison, where he was languishing after an abortive foray into the printing business. On the advice of Sir Hans Sloane, the famous London Physician and patron of naturalists, who had told her that a herbal of medicinal plants was needed, the resourceful lady set herself up in lodgings near the Chelsea Physic Garden, founded by the Society of Apothecaries on a piece of land donated by Sloane, and proceeded to make drawings of the appropriate plants and herbals. The result of her initiative and labors was “A Curious Herbal”, with 500 hand-colored copperplate engravings. The indirect result was Dr. Alexander Blackwell’s release from prison. Her efforts on his behalf certainly seem worthwhile today to anyone looking at “A Curious Herbal”.

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        Institutiones Chirurgicae, in quibus quicquid ad rem chirurgicam pertinet optima et novissima ratione pertractatur.

      Amsterdam, Janssonius-Waesberge, 1739.. In-4, 2 Teile in 1 Band, gest. Porträt, Titel mit gestochener Vignette, 48 pp, 4 Bll, 8, 751 pp; Titel mit gest. Vignette, p 715 (!)-1249, 24 Bll.; mit 38 gefalteten Kupferstichtafeln. Hirsch III/141, Wellcome III/237, Blake 204; zu Heister siehe u.a. ADB XI/672ff und NDB VIII/458f. Erste bei Janssonius erschienene lateinische Ausgabe (die deutsche Erstausgabe erschien bereits 1719) des Hauptwerkes des deutschen Chirurgen und Botanikers und Lorenz Heister, der als Begründer der wissenschaftlichen Chirurgie in Deutschland gilt. "In seinem berühmten chirurgischen Hauptwerke hat er alles, was bis dahin auf diesem Gebiete Bleibendes gewonnen war, zusammengefasst und es recht eigentlich zum Eigenthum der Wissenschaft gemacht." (Hirsch). Die gefalteten Kupfertafeln zeigen chirurgischen Instrumente, Bandagen und anatomische Details und sind daher von medizinhistorischem Interesse; Leder der Zeit, Ecken bestoßen, beide Kapitale beschädigt, Titel mit altem Besitzvermerk und unten ohne Textverlust beschnitten, mit einigen Anmerkungen von alter Hand, am unteren Rand teils etwas fleckig, einige wenige Kupfertafeln in den Bügen gering beschädigt, in Summe gutes Exemplar.

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        La Sainte BIBLE traduite sur les textes originaux avec les différences de la Vulgate

      1739 - Cologne, aux dépens de la Compagnie, 1739. Fort in-12, titre-frontispice par PICARD, plein maroquin olive d'époque, dos lisse orné, tranches dorées. / Thick 12mo, title-frontispiece by PICARD, contemporary olive morocco binding, smooth adorned backstrip, edges gilt. Édition originale de la version de Nicolas LE GROS. Imprimé en deux colonnes et caractères minuscules. Bel exemplaire dans une charmante reliure. / First edition of Nicolas LE GROS' version. Printed in two columns and minute characters. Fine copy in a lovely binding. * Brunet, I, 888. * Voir photographie(s) / See picture(s). Membre du SLAM et de la LILA / ILAB Member. La librairie est ouverte du mardi au samedi de 14h à 19h. Si vous souhaitez passer à la librairie pour un livre, merci de nous prévenir au préalable, l'ensemble du stock visible en ligne n'étant pas immédiatement consultable.

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        Neu Vermehrtes Dorff Und Land Recht. Rechts Gegründeter Interricht, Fünffte Viel Vermehrte Auflague in Drei Bücher.

      Nicolai Fösters Und Sohns Erben, Frankfurt Und Leipzig 1739 - Trés bel exemplaire ,avec une jolie gravure en frontispice ,trés belle typographie les trois livres ( 376 pp. 264pp. 224 pp. sont reliés en un seul et fort volume dont la reliure d'époque et en parfait état. pièce de titre au dos.Ce volume contient également Stabulis, Cauponis Tabernis et Hospitiis Mercenariis, de Cristiano Spesht. Sans date.26 pp. Puis, Serichts verfassung der Teufsehen de johann Léonard Haufchilden, 216 pp. Leipzig 1741 puis , Daniel Gottfried Schrebers: Ubhandlung von Lammergütern und Einfünften deren Berpachtung und Administration.167 pp. Leipzig 1754. Sehr schönes Exemplar, mit einer schönen Brennen in frontispice, sehr schöne Typografie, die drei Bücher (376 pp. 264pp. 224 pp. Verbunden sind und in einem einzigen, die laut Literaturverz und in einwandfreiem Zustand. Stück des Titels auf der Rückseite . Dieser Band enthält auch Stall, Caupona Tabernas und Hospitiis Mercenariis, Cristiano Spesht. Date.26 Ohne pp. Dann Serichts Verfassung der Teufsehen von johann Léonard Haufchilden, 216 pp. Leipzig 1741 dann, Daniel Gottfried Schrebers: Abhandlung von Lammergütern und Einfünften Berpachtung und deren Verwaltung . 167 pp. Leipzig 1754. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Erklärung des Haus- und Zucht-Buchs Jesus Sirach, Allwo in XCVII. Predigten der Text deutlich erkläret, die Wahrheiten andächtigen Christen eingeschärft, und jedermann zur wahren Weisheit und allen Christlichen Tugendenbeweglich angeführet, im Glauben gestärket, im Leben gebessert und im Leiden getröstet und aufgerichtet wird; Mit erwecklichen Eingängen, vielen denkwürdigen Historien, erbaulichen Sprüchen der Heil. Väter und anderer weisen Männer ausgezieret; Mit einem ausführlichen und vollständigen Register in diesem bequemen Format von neuen herausgegeben und mit einer Vorrede versehen von Johann Simon Buchka.

      Johann Christoph Leidenfrost,, Hof, 1739 - Hof, Johann Christoph Leidenfrost, 1739. 8°. 22 cm. Frontispiz, Titel in Rot und Schwarz, 6 Blatt Vorrede, 1504 Seiten, 26 Blatt. Ganzlederband der Zeit mit blindgeprägtem Rückentitel. Erste Ausgabe. Außenfalz einseitig angerissen, unteres Kapital mit kleiner Fehlstelle, Einband mit kleinen Wurmlöchern, Namenseintrag auf Vorsatz, Schmutzblatt und Titelblatt. Die ersten Blätter mit kleinem Loch. Gutes Exemplar. First edition. Contemporary full leather binding. Spine with cut out, little wormholes, inscription on endpaper, first page and title page. First pages with little hole. Good condition. Ganzlederband der Zeit mit blindgeprägtem Rückentitel. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Gentleman's Magazine Volume IX

      ED. CAVE AT ST. JOHN'S GATE, LONDON 1739 - "Gentelman's Magazine and Historical Chronicle. Vol IX. For the year M.DCC.XXXIX." bound in one volume with supplement. Leather binding. Although item is separated in four pieces, it doesn't miss any page (front cover board in one piece; front end paper to page no. 166 in one pice, tight bound; page 167 to the back end paper in one piece, tight bound; back cover board in one piece). Spine very worn and split. End papers and two fold-out maps edgeworn. Balance of text is clean and sound. Entertaining, long lived political and literary journal. Of interest are an "Exact map of Crim, and Little Tartary and the adjacent Country of the Cuban Tartars'. Two maps showing the march of the Russian Armies against the Tartars. A 12 page biography of Herman Boerhaave provides a contemporary source for the medical historian. There is also at least one item ascribed to "Mr. Pope". The "Debates in Senate of LILLIPUT" are found here (prior to Samuel Johnson's tenure as writer of these disguised descriptions of Parliamentary debate). Examples of CONTENTS: - On the Scheme of lottery for distressed Virgins, p.193 - Extracts from the Cafe between the Clothiers and the Weavers, p. 205 - Reflections on unhappy marriages, p. 247 - The difference not about general rights but the manner of excercising them, p. 627 DATE PUBLISHED: 1739 EDITION: 699+17PP [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        Della natura de' fiumi, Trattato Fisico-Matematico.nuova ediz. con le annotazioni di Eust. Manfredi. All'Eminent. e reverend. principe il Sig. card. Nerio Corsini nepote del regnante sommo pontefice Clemente XII.

      Lelio Dalla Volpe, Bologna 1739 - [700 Fig. Idraulica Bologna](cm.31)Bella piena pergamena originale con unghie, titolo e fergio MS al dorso. -pp.(8), XVI, 427, (1). Con 18 belle tavv. f.t. più volte ripiegate, incise in rame. Seconda edizione in parte originale per le annotazioni del manfredi successore del Guglielmini come soprintendente delle acque a Bologna. Le belle incisioni rappresentano Bologna e la campagna circostante, inquadrate da figure geometriche. Esemplare assolutamente magnifico, uno dei rari stampati in carta grave "distinta", con amplissimi margini (in folio anzichè in 4°) e in grande stato di conservazione come raramente si trova. * gamba 1941: "Edizione per ogni conto preferibile alla prima per bellezza di esecuzione e per dotte illustrazioni aggiuntevi da E. Manfredi", * Poggiali II 438: "Opera eccellente ed universalmente stimata". * Riccardi I 643: "raro ed apprezzato, specialmente negli esemplari in carta distinta". *Canterzani 95: "rarissimo". * Colombro p.47, *Graesse III 177, *Brunet II 1802; *Poggendorff 974, * Roberts e Trent 152. [f82] [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        A Chart shewing the several Places of Action between the English and Spanish Fleets, with the Places where several of the Spanish Ships were destroyed in their return to Spain, North about the British Islands.

      London: 1739 - Size: 430 × 655 mm. Copperplate engraving. Some minor repairs to wormholes in the lower right corner, otherwise in very good condition. A dramatic and striking chart of the British Isles, from John Pine's The Tapestry Hangings of the House of Lord's depicting some of the naval engagements fought between the English Fleet and the Spanish Armada in 1588. John Pine's chart is based upon the earlier work by Robert Adams, published in 1588. A wonderfully decorative example of this map, which rarely appears on the market.

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        Spectacle de la Nature: or Nature Display'd. Being Discourses On such Particulars of Natural History As were thought most proper To Excite the Curiosity, and Form the Minds of Youth.

      London: Printed for J and J Pemberton; R Franklin and C Davis: Mixed editions Vols I-III fourth edition 1739 Vol IV Second edition 1739 - 4 volumes, 12mo., [xviii, 323pp., 12pp. index + 1pp. ads] + [viii, 4pp. ads, 312pp] + [xviii, 366pp.] + [iv, 368pp.], engraved frontispiece to each volume, 118 finely engraved copper plates (95 folding), previous owner's neat signature to title-page of each volume, bound in near contemporary half calf over marbled boards, gilt ruled spines in compartments with contrasting black morocco title labels to each volume, slighty rubbed and marked. A generally VG+ clean set of this scarce work with the plates all in excellent condition. (ESTC t131953; Lowndes 1311; Nissen ZBI 3194(other eds.)). Noël-Antoine Pluche (1688 – 1761), known as the abbé Pluche, was a French priest. He is now known for his Spectacle de la Nature, a most popular work of natural history. Pluche, son of a baker, was born in Rheims, in a street now named after him. He became a teacher of rhetoric. The Bishop of Laon made him head of the town's college, a post he accepted to escape judicial consequences of opposing the papal bull Unigenitus (1713). His Spectacle de la Nature, was published in 1732, and widely translated all over Europe. Although it influenced many to become naturalists, it was a work of popularization, not of science. The work contains dialogues on insects, caterpillars, silk-worms, spiders, wasps, bees, flies, testaceous animals, birds, terestrial animals, fishes, plants, flowers, gardens, grafting, pruning, olive trees, fruits, esculents plants and roots, sallets, husbandry, corn and other grain, vines, wine, woods, pastture and meadow-grounds, rivers, fountains, ascent of vapours from the sea, mountains, the sea, the air, fossils, quarries, mines, study of the heavens, the night, the moon, the azure of the heaven, the aurora, the sun, propagation of light, ways of the light and the wonders of vision, the colours, the shade, the place and uses of fire, theory of fire, physics, invention of the zodiac, the polar star, the discovery of the roundness of the earth, invention of the globes, the Mariner's Compass, the discovery of the East and West Indies, the telescope, the microscope, systematic physics, the motion of the plants. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        A COMPLEAT HISTORY OF THE LIFE OF OUR BLESSED LORD AND SAVIOUR JESUS CHRIST: With the Lives, Travels and Sufferings of the Apostles and Evangelists. Illustrated with Explanatory Notes. To Which is Prefixed The Life of the Blessed Virgin Mary.

      Printed for the Author and Sold By the Booksellers in Town and Country, London 1739 - pp. vi, [7]-728; copper-engraved portrait (of the author) frontispiece plate, 29 further copper engraved plates; title page printed in black and red; engraved head and tail-pieces. Contemporary or a little later full brown calf binding with five raised bands to the spine, good with some general wear and rubbing, leather chipped to head/tail of the spine and corners, leather cracked to joints but boards remain firmly attached by cords; title label chipped with loss. Contents good and tight, appears complete, paper a little toned, some pages a little marked, small Japanese tissue repairs to the title page and frontispiece, plate opposite page 527, with a short edge-tear, just touching image, contemporary signature of Dorothy Anne Page to the front paste-down and a little manuscript geneological information of presumably the same to the rear free end paper, rear blank missing? A good tight copy. Scarce. Size: 4to (approx. 19 x 24cm) [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        INSTITUTION D'UN PRINCE ; OU TRAITE DES QUALITEZ, DES VERTUS ET DES DEVOIRS D'UN SOUVERAIN, soit par rapport au Gouvernement Temporel de ses Etats, ou comme Chef d'une Société Chrétienne qui est nécessairement liée avec la Religion. En quatre parties.

      1739 - A Leide, Chez Jean & Herman Verbeek, 1739. Quatre volumes in-12 (103 X 166) maroquin rouge, triple encadrement de filet doré sur les plats, dos lisse orné à la grotesque, deux caissons avec titre et tomaison dorés, coupes filetées, tranches dorées, roulette intérieure (reliure de l'époque). Tome I : (1) ff., titre imprimé en rouge et noir, 18 feuillets non paginés (préface de l'éditeur, table des chapitres et des articles), 368 pages, (1) ff. ; Tome II : (1) ff., titre imprimé en rouge et noir, 8 feuillets non paginés (table des chapitres et des articles), 622 pages, (2) ff. ; Tome III : (1) ff., titre imprimé en rouge et noir, 12 feuillets non paginés (table des chapitres et des articles), 659 pages, (1) ff. ; Tome IV : (1) ff., titre imprimé en rouge et noir, 11 feuillets non paginés (table des chapitres et des articles), (1) ff., 557 pages, (1) ff. PREMIÈRE ÉDITION in-12 parue la même année que l'édition originale in-quarto éditée à Londres, chez Jean Nourse. Ce traité de l'éducation d'un prince est l'oeuvre d'un des personnages les plus attachants du parti janséniste ; Saint-Simon parle longuement des entretiens qu'il eut avec lui à l'abbaye de la Trappe : «on était également enlevé des grâces de sa conversation et en même temps épouvanté de l'étendue de ses connaissances. » Cette édition est enrichie d'une longue introduction biographique. Jacques-Joseph DUGUET est né en 1649 à Montbrison. Montrant d'intéressantes dispositions au cours de ses études, il entra à l'Oratoire et fut reçu en 1667 dans la maison de Paris. Après des séjours en Province, il fut ordonné prêtre en 1677. Professeur de théologie au séminaire de Saint-Magloire, il fut envoyé en 1682 à Strasbourg, ce qui semble avoir été une discrète façon de l'éloigner. En effet, la congrégation de l'Oratoire, secouée par la querelle janséniste, était alors en effervescence et Duguet, comme son contemporain Pasquier Quesnel, faisait montre d'un augustinisme rigoureux. Refusant de signer le formulaire, il quitta l'Oratoire en 1685 et fit auprès d'Arnauld et Quesnel un court séjour à Bruxelles. Sorti de la clandestinité en 1690, il s'éloigna peu à peu, par son refus des positions extrêmes, des plus acharnés des jansénistes. En 1712, il développa un "système sur la conversion des juifs", accomplissement prophétique et moyen de rédemption d'une Eglise corrompue. On retrouva ensuite de tels thèmes dans le courant figuriste parmi lesquels on retrouve l'abbé d'Etemare. Opposant à la bulle Unigenitus, il se retira en Savoie et y rédigea un TRAITE DE POLITIQUE d'inspiration chrétienne à l'intention du duc de Savoie, duc héritier devenu par la suite roi de Sardaigne. Cet ouvrage posthume fut publié en 1739, sous le titre "Institution d'un prince". De retour à Paris, il dut mener une vie de semi-clandestinité entrecoupée de périodes d'exil. Hostile aux Nouvelles Ecclésiastiques et aux convulsions, il s'éloigna de plus en plus des jansénistes extrémistes au nombre desquels on trouvait l'abbé d'Etemare et mourut en 1733. (BRUNET, VI, 423). EXEMPLAIRE de Germain PICHAULT de LA MARTINIERE (1697-1783), chirurgien, conseiller d'État et créateur des écoles de chirurgie en France. (Grand ex-libris gravé occupant tout le premier contreplat du Tome I). En 1747 il devient le chirurgien personnel du roi Louis XV qui l'honore de sa plus intime amitié jusqu'à sa mort, fonction qu'il conservera auprès de son successeur, Louis XVI. Second ex-libris gravé, datant de la fin du XIXe, de "Monica Soulas de Balcarce", collé sur la contregarde du premier tome. (Brunet, VI, 423. ? Quérard, La France littéraire, 652-53). Cerne de mouillure claire en queue de l'ensemble des volumes, papier roussi, petites restaurations à quelques coiffes, mais BELLE RELIURE EN MAROQUIN DU TEMPS, d'intéressante provenance. GOOD COPY. PICTURES AND MORE DETAILS ON REQUEST. [Attributes: First Edition]

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