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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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        Anatomia do corpo humano, recopilada com doutrinas medicas, chimicas, filosoficas, mathematicas, com indices, e estampas, representantes todas as partes do corpo humano.

      Lisboa Occidental, Antonio Pedrozo Galram, 1739. - Woodcut headpieces, tailpieces and initials. (40 ll.), 471 pp., 18 engraved plates. 4°, contemporary sheep (somewhat worn, especially at the corners, lacks front free endleaf, rear free endleaf loose), spine gilt with raised bands in six compartments, morocco label (slightly chipped), gilt letter, text block edges rouged. Recent inscription in light blue ink in upper outer blank corner of title-page. Many manuscript notations on front pastedown endleaf, blank verso of final leaf, and final endleaves. Internally very good to fine; overall good to very good. ---- FIRST and ONLY EDITION. This is generally acknowledged to be the first such work in the Portuguese language, and the best work on anatomy in Portuguese of its time. Ferreira de Mira, paraphrasing Serrano, states that "no seu tempo não havia outro tão bom no nosso idioma" (p. 205).In 1732 Santucci (a native of Cortona, Italy) came at the invitation of D. João V to replace the controversial Monravá e Roca as professor of anatomy at the Hospital de Todos os Santos in Lisbon. This work was written (but not published) in Santucci's native Italian, then translated by Celestino Seguineau. Monravá e Roca, still practicing in Lisbon, published a scathing attack on Santucci's @Anatomia in the same year: @Desterro critico de falsas anatomias. (Monravá's own works on anatomy are considered to have serious flaws.) Santucci's careful teaching style was the opposite of Monravá's, and apparently aroused such dislike among physicians and surgeons that D. João dismissed Santucci in 1747.The well-executed plates show the skeletal, muscular and circulatory systems, the structure of the brain, eye, ear, and so on. Of particular interest are plates VI and VIII, which show the fetus @in utero and a five-month fetus standing upright, the better to display its developing organs. Twenty-six of the preliminary leaves give detailed explanations of each part of each illustration. The engraver, Miguel le Bouteux (i.e. Jean Baptiste Michel le Bouteux, 1682-1764) came to Portugal under D. João V and worked there from 1728 until his death. Soares judges him the superior of Debrie and Rochefort, his compatriots who came to Portugal at the same time.The catalogue of the Faculdade de Medicina of Lisbon calls for 26 unnumbered leaves following the text. This is probably an error, since there are 26 leaves describing the plates among the 40 preliminary leaves. The collation given in @NUC agrees with our copy. Innocêncio calls for one fewer preliminary leaf.---- Innocêncio I, 384 and XIII, 398: calling for only 39 preliminary leaves; "não apparecem muitos exemplares." Lisbon, Faculdade de Medicina, @Catálogo da colecção portuguesa I, 273-4. National Library of Medicine, @Eighteenth-Century STC p. 301: calling for only 471 pp. Pires de Lima, @Catálogo da Biblioteca da Escola Médico-Cirurgica do Porto 3633: calling for 471 pp., 26 unnumbered pp., plus 18 plates. Soares, @História da gravura artística em Portugal 366. Ferreira de Mira, @História da medicina portuguesa pp. 204-5. Gonçalves Rodrigues, @A tradução em Portugal 695. NUC: CtY-M, NcD-MC, OkU, MBCo, ICJ, DNLM. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        New Principles of Gardening: or, the laying out and planting parterres, groves, wildernesses, labyrinths, avenues, parks, &c. . with experimental directions for raising the several kinds of fruit-trees, forest-trees, ever-greens and flowering-shrubs with which gardens are adorn'd . Second Edition

      printed for A. Bettesworth and C. Hitch . [and others], London 1739 - Contemporary calf, covers bordered with a gilt double fillet, rebacked with the spine with raised bands in six compartments, lettered in the second, the others with a repeat decoration in gilt, endpapers renewed An important and influential work on landscape gardening. Langley was an early champion of the freer style of landscaping which was to dominate landscape and garden design in the 18th century. According to Blanche Henrey, Langley's ideas were probably influenced by his contact with Charles Bridgeman, Alexander Pope and William Kent, and she goes on to note: "In the introduction [to the present work] Langley declares that there is nothing 'more shocking than a stiff regular garden; where after we have seen one quarter thereof, the very same is repeated in all the remaining parts'. He believed that a garden should consist of what he calls 'regular irregularities'. For instance, groves must not be planted like orchards 'with their trees in straight lines ranging every way, but in a rural manner, as if they had receiv'd their situation from nature itself'. Langley stipulated that views should be as extensive as possible and he is much in favour of ha-ha's . Langley, like Switzer, decried the art of topiary and cut parterres, and encouraged meandering paths, and the use of fine trees for shade. New principles of gardening contains descriptions of the principles of geometry as applied to garden design, and rules concerning the situation and disposition of gardens in a rural manner. There are directions concerning the culture of fruit trees, forest trees, and shrubs, and there are also details concerning the names, medicinal properties, and culture of the plants of the kitchen and physic gardens. The illustrations include geometrical diagrams, garden plans, and designs for ruins suitable for the termination of walks" (Henrey, British Botanical and Horticultural Literature before 1800 , II, p 499). The present second edition, composed of sheets of the first edition with a cancel title, is quite scarce. Bradley Bibliography III, p.108; Harvard. Catalogue of the Library of the Arnold Arboretum p.411; Hunt II, 472; Henrey III, 927; Nissen BBI 1136. (9 5/8 x 7 1/2 inches). 28 folding engraved plates by Thomas Bowles and David Lockley after B. and T. Langley. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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      Ches Jean Martin Husson., A La Haye. 1739 - . "GENERALES DE JARDINS; NOUVEAUX DESSEINGS DE PARTERRES, DE BOSQUETS, DE BOULINGRINS, LABYRINTHES, SALLES, GALERIES, PORTIQUES & CABINETS DE TREILLAGES, TERRASSES, ESCALIERS, & AUTRES ORNEMENS SERVANT A LA DECORATION & A L'EMBELISSEMENT AVEC LA MANIERE DE DRESSER UN TERRAIN". [3, 3, 383pp, (13)]. Augmentee de plus de XXX Figures. THIRD EDITION.LANDSCAPE GARDENING.Rebacked in leather using original leather boards and spine laid down, raised spine bands, gilt lettering and decorative spine compartments, marbled endpapers, title page in red and black lettering, engraved head and tail pieces. HEAVILY ILLUSTRATED WITH 42 DETAILED B/W ENGRAVED PLATES, 15 OF WHICH ARE FOLDING AND 27 DOUBLE PAGE WITH MANY SMALL WOOD CUTS THROUGHOUT TEXT. Old marginalia in ink. Original leather shows age, boards worn and scuffed, particularly on edges. "As the work of a gentleman rather than a gardener, as previous French books on gardening had all been, Dezallier d'Argenville's work was laid out like a treatise of architecture, addressed as much to the architect and the patron as to the practicing gardener. As its title suggests, the treatise is composed of two parts: the theoretical principles of the art of fine gardening and its practical applications.". Large heavy book, additional shipping charges apply. 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        The memoirs of Charles-Lewis, Baron de Pollnitz : Being the observations he made in his late travels from Prussia thro' Germany, Italy, France, Flanders. Holland, England, &c. In letters to his friend. Discovering not only the present state.: . of the chief cities and towns, but the characters of the principal persons at the several courts - [Complete in 2 volumes]

      London : printed for Daniel Browne, at the Black-Swan, without Temple-Bar, M.DCC.XXXVII. [1737] 1739 - 2nd edition with additions. Physical description; 2v. ; 8vo. Notes; In this edition the punctuation after "Flanders" is a comma, and the imprint has "Black-Swan" with a hyphen. Translated by Stephen Whatley. Referenced by: ESTC T068555. Subject; Europe - Description and travel. Provenance; from the Baggrave library with their bookplate. Very good copies both in the original, full aniline calf. Professionally and period sympathetically re-backed with gilt-blocked title and volume indication ; very impressively finished. Spine compartment tooled in blind. Remains a particularly well-preserved setoverall; tight, bright, clean and strong. 2 Kg. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Lettres juives.] The Jewish spy: being a philosophical, historical and critical correspondence, by letters which lately pass'd between certain Jews . Translated from the originals into French, by the Marquis d'Argens - [Complete in 5 volumes]

      London: D. Browne; R. Hett, 1739, 40. - Physical description 5 vol.: plates; ports. 12º. Added title page engraving, historiated initials, head and tail pieces. Notes [The translator's dedication signed m. D****]. Subject Biography - Miscellaneous. Provenance; from the library at Coker Court with the bookplate. Very good copies all in the original, full aniline calf. Professionally and period sympathetically re-backed with a contrasting Morocco gilt-blocked label; very impressively finished. Remains a particularly well-preserved set overall; tight, bright, clean and strong. 3 Kg. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

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        Della natura de' Fiumi. Trattato fisico-matematico del dott. Domenico Guglielmini. Nuova edizione con le annotazioni di Eustachio Manfredi.

      Lelio dalla Volpe, Bologna 1739 - Il capolavoro del Guglielmini nella seconda ed., (Gamba, 1941) "preferibile alla prima per bellezza di esecuzione e per dotte illustrazioni aggiuntevi da E. Manfredi". Per l'A. si legga A. R. Capoccia in Diz. Biog. Treccani: matematico, medico, scienziato e astronomo, fu studioso di importanza europea, corrispondente di Leibniz e membro tanto dell'Académie royale des sciences di Parigi che della Royal Society. Dal 1686 soprintendente generale delle acque, sostenne il progetto di inalveazione del Reno nel Po; titolare della cattedra di idrometria a Bologna - la prima in Europa, istituita appositamente per lui - grazie al successo del presente trattato ottenne in aggiunta, nel 1698, quella di matematica a Padova, dove morì nel 1710. Dall'anno successivo la soprintendenza alle acque per il territorio di Bologna passò al letterato e scienziato Eustachio Manfredi che aggiunse le apprezzatissime note di questa seconda ed., pubblicata all'indomani della sua scomparsa per cura dei fratelli Gabriello ed Eraclito. Canterzani, p. 95 n. 15: "Edizione rarissima, della quale si trovano alcuni esemplari in carta grande. È citata dal Poggiali nella serie dei testi di lingua, e dal Gamba. [.] Opera classica ed originale: illustrazioni utilissime ed assai commendate"; Colombo, p. 47: "Questa edizione [.] è per ogni conto migliore della prima"; Riccardi I, 643 n. 9.2: "È questa l'opera che più d'ogni altra rese immortale il nome dell'A. [.] la dottrina degl'alvei fu portata dall'a. a tale perfezione, che oggi, dopo un secolo e mezzo di progressi, rimane tuttavia il testo degli idraulici"; Brunet II 1802: "Opera classica nel suo genere. La prima ed. è di Bologna, 1697, ma si preferisce quella del 1739 a causa delle note"; Viganò n. 2465 p. 316; Poggendorff, I, c. 974. Le note del Manfredi seguono ciascuno dei XIV capitoli; a fine vol. gli indici (dei capitoli, delle materie e delle annotazioni) e le 18 tavv. ripiegate, tra le quali spicca quella raffigurante la Chiusa di Casalecchio. Vol. in 4o (25,4 cm) di pp. (8), XVI, 427, (1), leg. dell'epoca in m.pelle con fregi in oro al d. e tit. su tassello, piatti in c. spugnata, tagli spruzzati. 18 cc. ripiegate a fine vol. con le tavole, tre delle quali (12, 14 e 15) con didascalia a sinistra. Cop. con difetti, abrasioni ai bb. - specie quello inf. - e punte sciupate, ex-libris al contropiatto ant. e qualche macchia al front.; cc. più che discrete, con sporadiche fioriture e arrossature, mai eccessive, qualche traccia di umidità, occasionali macchie e difetti marginali; una mancanza all'ang. inf. est. della tav. 17 arriva all'area incisa ma non al disegno. Margini ampi, leg. solida. Es. più che discreto, completo, nel formato ordinario. IN OFFERTA FINO AL 15 OTTOBRE 2014.

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        Kortt anwisning til bönen eller innerlig christendom och sanskyllig guds-tienst i andanom. Tryckt åhr 1739. + Kortt sätt och medel til at bedia/ hwilket alle helt lätt kunna i öfning ställa/ och i så måtto uti en sann christendom inom ganska liten tid underbarligen tilwäxa. Tryckt åhr 1739. + Wägen till hwilo-sabbathen igenom siälenes fortgång uti nya födelsen. Först på engelska språket beskrefwen [.] sedermera på tyskan öfwersatt/ och nu på swenska språket i liuset gifwen. Tryckt åhr 1740.

      1739 - 12:o. (24) pp. + 12:o. (14),125,(1,2 blank) pp. + 12:o. 120 pp. Contemporary blind tooled full calf with raised bands and worn gilt edges. Corners of the boards slightly bumped and the leather rubbed at the joints. Cracked and rather weak hinges. An old notation on front endpaper. Wormhole in the upper margin in the beginning. Minor stains throughout. Loss of some paper and text on the last leaf of the first work. From the library of Ericsberg. Åhlén & Åhlén Censur och tryckfrihet 17.103. The first two works translated and published by Sven Rosén and probaby printed in Altona. The third work is also printed abroad and is the only work by Thomas Bromley translated into Swedish in the 18th century. All were prohibited in Sweden. Sven Rosén (1708-50) was expelled from Sweden and died as a Hernhutian missionary in Pennsylvania. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        A Display of Herauldry

      Chester: Roger Adams, 1739 In early 20c grey soiled boards, white Lib numbers to base of front cover, corners and edges lightly bumped and worn. Spine, no title, grubby. crack to upper inch joint. Internally, bookplate of Harlech College to fpd, early 20c endpapers, small stamp to fep, [1], 2-13 pp, [family genealogies], (lacks pages 11 & 12), [1], 14-24 are leaves of plates illustrating coats of arms, paper repait to edge of 13, 4 watermarks, Harlech stamps and withdrawl slip to epd, printed by Roger Adams of Chester. Note, (since lost) states that this is a facsimile printed by John Camden Hotten p2, c1860?. Per WorldCat, one of an edition of 50 copies, reproduced in facsimile from the author's The Scripture genealogy. ESTC N28522. Libri Walliae 4235. States title based on John Davies's -A Display of Herauldry. Title continues: Of the particular Coat of Armours now in use in the six counties of North-Wales and several others elsewhere; with the names of the families, whereby any man knowing from what family he is descended, may know his particular Arms.

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        Commentatio Epistolica De ALRUNIS Germanorum.....Qua De Feminis Et imagunlis Sacris Disseritur. Accedit Ecloga Antiquaria De Imaginibus. Aedium ornaments

      Halae Magdeb: Apud Christ. Ludov Sympherum, 1739. Vellum and boards covered in an 18th century paste paper. Fine. 8vo. 95 pp. (actually 93 pp. as pp. 15-16 are non-existent without loss of text i.e. 2 pages are mis-numbered). A strange frontispiece of a very hirsute head with the title: Imaguncula alrunica.

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        Gesamtans., am unteren Rand, darüber Umgebungskarte, "Die Königl. Polnische u. Preusische Hansee- und Handels-stadt Dantzig .. in einem richtigen Plan und Prospect nebst Anzeige der Ruß. - Saechsichen Belagerung A° 1734 ..".

      . altkol. Kupferstich b. Homann Erben, dat. 1739, 48 x 55. Fauser 2905. Sandler, S. 130 und 136. - Im unteren Drittel der "Prospect von Dantzig" (unkol. 15 x 55 ), darüber die altkol. Karte der nahen Umgebung mit schematischer Einzeichnung der Stellungen der Belagerungstruppen.

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        Introduction a l'Histoire de l' Asie, de l' Afrique, et de l'Amerique.

      Pour servir de suite à l'Introduction a l'Histoire du Baron de Pufendorff. 2nd rev. edit. 2 vols. Amsterdam: Zacharie Chatelain 1739. With copperengraved frontispiece and 4 folded engraved maps. XXII + 504; 427 + (1) p. Contp. full calf with coloured label and spine richly gilt. Old name on flyleaf. Except from one leaf with small marginal repair, and one page stained a clean and attractive set.. Sabin 3, 20

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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,.

      T. Cooper, at the Globe in Paternoster-Row, London 1739 - 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. 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 Half leather marbled board cover [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Den schat der fabelen.Brussels, widow of G. Jacobs, 1739-1740. 3 volumes. 8vo. With 3 different engraved frontispieces and 115 engraved illustrations, all designed and engraved by the author. Contemporary polished calf, gold-tooled spines.

      Landwehr, Emblem books Low Countries F115 (1 copy); STCV (1 copy of vol. 2 only); WorldCat (2 copies); cf. Hodnett, Marcus Gheeraerts, p. 41. Very rare enlarged Dutch edition of a beautifully illustrated fable book by Joannes Laurentius Krafft, first published in French prose and here translated, expanded and improved by the author. Each fable, in verse, is followed by extensive moral reflections. Included are an extensive essay on the history of the genre, and a fable on the art of engraving. The charming illustrations (plate size 6×8 cm), skilfully executed, echo the celebrated work of Marcus Gheeraerts.In very good condition, with a marginal chip in one leaf, not approaching the text. Some of the joints are cracked, the front board of volume 2 nearly detached, but the bindings are further good and only slightly rubbed.

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        Introduction a l'Histoire de l' Asie, de l' Afrique, et de l'Amerique.

      . Pour servir de suite a l'Introduction a l'Histoire du Baron de Pufendorff. 2nd rev. edit. 2 vols. Amsterdam: Zacharie Chatelain 1739. With copperengraved frontispiece and 4 folded engraved maps. XXII + 504; 427 + (1) p. Contp. full calf with coloured label and spine richly gilt. Old name on flyleaf. Except from one leaf with small marginal repair, and one page stained a clean and attractive set. * Sabin 3, 20..

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        Imperii Russici et Tartariae universae......

      Nürnberg 1739. Karte zeigt gesamt Russland mit teilweise Skandinavien im Westen und China mit Tibet, Korea und Japan im Osten, koloriert, Kupferstich, 47 x 53,5. Zustand: Perfekt, dem Alter entsprechend

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        Sefer Tikkun Le-Leil Shavuot

      Vendramina, Venice, Venezia, Italy 1739 - Under the influence of the Kabbalah and the Shelah, it became customary to spend the whole of the first night as a vigil in which selected passages from all the Jewish religious classics are read. The custom is to recite the whole of the Book of Psalms on the second night because of the association of the festival with David. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Besondere Müntzen welche sowohl auf Gelehrte Gesellschaften nemlich Universitäten, Societäten, Seminaria und Gymnasia. Als auch Auf gelehrte Leute, nemlich Theologos, Jure-Consultos, Medicos und Philosophos, Sonderlich auf den theuren D. Martin Luthern, Nach herausgegebenen güldenen und silbernen Ehren-Gedächtnis Desselben gepräget worden. Angebunden: Friedrich Christian Lesser, Anmerckungen von der Baumanns-Höhle wie er selbst Anno 1734, den 21 May befunden. Nebst Beyfügungen derer natürlichen Ursachen Woher das Tropf-Stein-Wasser komme, und wie es zu gehe, daß es zu Stein werde. Warum die Lichter in den Höhlen nicht gerne brennen, sondern leicht ausgehen? Warum ein Ruf, oder losgeschossene Pistole, einen ungemeinen starcken Schall darin mache? begleitet von dessen geliebtesten Herrn Bruder, Hrn. Johann Gottlieb Lesser.

      Frankfurt am Main / Leipzig: Michael Blochberger; Nordhausen: Johann Heinrich Groß, 1739 und 1745... 1. Aufl. 28 Münzabbildungen auf 10 Kupfertafeln, 20 Bl./830/128 S., 20 Bl.(Register), 78 S., 1 Bl. 8°, privater Halbledereinband(Buchbindereinband), goldgeprägter Titel auf Rücken, innen teils leicht braunfleckig, ansonsten gut..

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        Kst.- Karte, n. Pitt/Janssonius bei Schenk & Valk, "Partis Hungariae inter Tibiscum et nigrum Chrysum Nova et Accurata Descriptio".

      . mit altem Flächenkolorit,, um 1739, 37,5 x 47. Szantai, Atlas Hungaricus, Pitt 2 b. - Links unten die altkol. Titelkartusche, rechts unten ein altkol. Meilenanzeiger. Zeigt das östl. Ungarn bis Siebenbürgen. Im Westen noch Zolnock, im Norden Tokay. - Tadelloses Exemplar.

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        Theatrum machinarum universale, of nieuwe algemeene bouwkunde, waarin op eene naauwkeurige, klaare en wiskundige wijze wordt voorgesteld en geleerd het maaken van veelerleije soorten van trappen, met derzelver gronden en opstallen, mitsgaders het uitslaan derzelven, als mede ... Lantaarens, en wat meer tot dit soort van bouwkunde behoort: ... Amsterdam, J.S. van Esveldt-Holtrop, [ca. 1810]. Large folio (49 x 35 cm). With title-page in red & black, with an engraved vignette on the title-page and 30 double-page engraved plates by Jan Schenk. 19th-century half-calf, with marbled sides.

      BAL 3929 (note); cf. Berlin Kat. 2253 (1739 ed.); STCN (1739 ed.); not in Fowler. Very rare second edition of this classic set of architectural construction drawings in 30 large double-page plates primarily showing staircases and their decoration, but with the last five plates covering skylights intended for stairwells, some in the form of elaborate cupolas. The plates show straight, spiral and more complicated staircases, with their geometrical constructions, as well as many elaborate decorative forms for the posts, railings, skylights, etc. The publisher of the undated plates-volume was active from 1793 to post-1825, but both the French "modern" types (perhaps from Gando) and the watermark of the preliminaries (Voorn 100) point to a date around 1810. The plates are printed on unwatermarked wove paper. The first endleaf has an 1825 presentation inscription from the board of the Genootschap Mathesis Scientiarum Genitria in Leiden to Johannes Holtz, who taught architectural drawing and mathematics at their school (it is signed by P. Koppeschaar and A. van de Snoek).A few plates with brown stains, mostly in the margins, small marginal tears (some repaired) or minor offsetting. A very good copy of Horst's famous staircase book.

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        Le Siege de Calais

      The Hague: Jean Neaume, 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

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        A Treatise on the Operations of Surgery, With a Description and Representation of the Instruments Used in Performing Them:

      Brotherton Etc., London 1739 - Full-Leather. (liii) 224 pp. Full original calf relaid on new boards, antique endpapers. Green cloth slip-case. 12 full page engraved plates generally in good order. With an Introduction on the Nature and Treatment of Wounds, Abscesses and Ulcers. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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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 Medic

      London T. Cooper, at the Globe in Paternoster-Row 1739. 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 [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, in his Anatomy; and of the improvements made in our Hospitals, 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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        Rot blühender Geranienzweig.

      . Gouache, auf schwarz grundiertem chamoisfarbenem Bütten, verso monogrammiert "M R" sowie signiert "Reinheimer" und Paraphe. 29,9:22,4 cm.. Die Malerin und Kupferstecherin war Schülerin ihrer Eltern Johann Georg (1739-1808) und Maria Katharina Prestel (1747-1794), von denen sie in der Blumen- und Porträtmalerei und im Kupferstich unterrichtet wurde. 1789 folgte sie gemeinsam mit ihrem jüngsten Bruder, dem Kupferstecher und Kunsthändler Michael Gottlieb Prestel (1779-1815), der Mutter nach London. Nach deren Tod im Jahr 1794 kehrte sie nach Frankfurt am Main zurück, wo sie in der graphischen Reproduktionswerkstatt ihres Vaters tätig war. Dort lernte sie dessen Schüler J.G. Reinheimer (1777-1820) kennen, den sie 1805 heiratete. 1810 unternahm sie eine längere Studienreise nach Frankreich und in die Schweiz. Nach dem Tod ihres Mannes führt sie mit ihrem Bruder Christian Erdmann Prestel (1773-1830) gemeinsam die Kunsthandlung weiter. Zudem war sie seit 1823 bis Ende der 1830er Jahre als Zeichenlehrerin im renommierten Berchtschen Institut tätig, der ersten Bildungsanstalt für junge Mädchen in Frankfurt. Dann siedelte sie nach Brüssel über, wo ihr Sohn lebte. Frankfurter Stadtansichten, Landschaften und Porträts standen im Mittelpunkt ihres Schaffens.

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        Histoire des Révolutions de Hongrie, où l'on donne une idée juste de son légitime gouvernement.

      Chez Jean Neaulme 1739 - - Chez Jean Neaulme, à La Haye 1739, 6 vol. in-12 (10x16,5cm), (1f. tit) (2f. avert.) 446pp. et (1f. fx tit.) (1f. tit.) 352pp. et (1f. fx tit.) (1f. tit.) 391pp. et (1f. fx tit.) (1f. tit.) 362pp. et (1f. fx tit.) (1f. tit.) 410pp. et (1f. fx tit.) (1f. tit.) 380pp. (46f. tab.), relié. - Edition originale collective anonyme, illustrée d'un frontispice représentant François Racokzy, gravé par Folkema, et bien complet de sa grande carte dépliante de la Hongrie, de la Transilvanie et de la Sclavonie, par De l'Isle, premier géographe du roi. Le volume V contient les mémoires sur la guerre de Hongrie du prince François Racokzy. Exemplaire aux armes frappées sur les plats du Marquis Michel-Étienne Le Peletier de Saint-Fargeau (1736-1778). Plein veau moucheté de l'époque. Dos à cinq nerfs ornés de pièces de titre et de tomaisons, ainsi que de caissons et fleurons dorés. Stries dorées sur les coupes et les coiffes. Toutes tranches mouchetées rouges. Coiffe de tête du cinquième tome légèrement accidentée avec manque, quelques petits frottements et cinq coins émoussés. Certaines pages légèrement brunies, sans gravité. Bel exemplaire. Les 4 premiers tomes contiennent l'histoire chronologique de la Hongrie et de ses révolutions depuis l'an Mille par Brenner les 5e et 6e volumes sont occupés par les mémoires de Racokzy, l'illustre prince révolutionnaire qui contesta l'autorité des Habsbourg et mena une guerre d'indépendance à la fin du XVIIe en Hongrie il acquit ainsi le statut de héros national. Une partie du 6e volume renferme les mémoires du Comte Betlem Niklos. L'ensemble constitue à l'époque un fort riche ensemble sans précédent sur l'histoire de la Hongrie. (1f. tit) (2f. avert.) 446pp. et (1f. fx tit.) (1f. tit.) 352pp. et (1f. fx tit.) (1f. tit.) 391pp. et (1f. fx tit.) (1f. tit.) 362pp. et (1f. fx tit.) (1f. tit.) 410pp. et (1f. fx tit.) (1f. tit.) 380pp. (46f. tab.) [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        De adfinium vocabulorum differentia. Accedunt opuscula nondum edita, Eranius Philo 'de Differentia Significationis.' Lesbonax 'de figuris grammaticis'. Incerti scriptores 'de soloecismo & barbarismo'. Lexicon 'de spiritibus dictionum', ex operibus Tryphonis, Choerobosci, Theodoriti, etc. selectum. Ammonium ope MS. primae editionis Aldinae, & aliunde, emaculavit & notis illustravit, reliqua ex codd. MSS. Bibliothecae Lugduno-Batavae nunc primum vulgavit L.C. Valckenaer. (Bound with:) L.C. Valckenaer. Animadversionum ad Ammonium grammaticum libri tres. In quibus veterum scriptorum loca tentantur & emendantur. Accedit specimen scholiorum ad Homerum ineditorum, ex codice Vossiano Bibliothecae Lugduno-Batavae.

      Leiden (Lugduno Batavorum), Apud Johannem Luzac, 1739.. 8vo. 2 volumes in 1: (VIII),32,264; (VIII),249,(15) p. (last 2 blank) Vellum 20.5 cm (Ref: Hoffmann 1,125; Brunet 1,239; Ebert 536) (Details: Six thongs laced through covers; both titles in red & black; engraved printer's mark on title, designed by F. v. Bleyswyck, depicting a ship heading for Scylla and Charybdis; its motto: 'nec dextrorsum, nec sinistrorsum') (Condition: Vellum slightly soiled; small name on title; old ink inscription on front flyleaf; front hinge cracking, but strong; paper of pastedowns cracking.) (Note: L.C. Valckenaer, 1715-1785, a pupil of T. Hemsterhuis, and after him the greatest Dutch classical scholar of the 18th century. Hemsterhuis advised his students to use especially the lexica of the ancient lexicographers. These works could be of great use for the understanding of textual problems and the amending of texts of classical authors, and they were of great help to gain a profound knowledge of the Greek language and its vocabulary. Valckenaer chose an unpublished work of the Greek grammarian Ammonius, who lived probably in the first or second century A.D. This edition, the editio princeps of 'De adfinium vocabulorum differentia' is Valckenaer's first fruit, and it made his name. The first part consists of the work of Ammonius and several other unpublished grammatici, the second part consists of Valckenaer's notes on Ammonius, and a specimen of the scholia from the 'codex Vossianus'. The untertaking proved to be successful, because it resulted in his appointment as professor of Greek at the University of Franeker in 1741. (Sandys 2,456; Gerretzen, Schola Hemsterhusiana, 1940, p. 205/6) (Collation: *-5*4, A-2K4; +4, A-2K4) (Photographs on request).

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        So zeiget sich Berlin, so kan man sichs vorstellen. Fünff Städte schließen es in festen Mauern und Wällen .. ( Kopftitel ).

      . Kupferstich v. I. D. Schleuen, 1739, 40,5 x 55,8. Ernst, Schleuen, Nr. 12; siehe auch bei Schulz, PV, Nr. 58 und Schulz, Stadtpläne, Nr. 83. - Oben rechts als "2.tesBlatt" bezeichnet. - Schulz verzeichnet unter obigen Nummern jeweils 2 Stadtpläne, die zur gleichen Zeit erschienen. Hier vorliegende das 2. Blatt mit der Stadtansicht ( statt des Plans ) in der Mitte. Die Ansicht ist umgeben von 18 Teilansichten der Stadt. . Am linken und rechten Rand jeweils 4 Berliner Kirchen, die anderen 10 Teilansichten zeigen Berliner Gebäude, darunter das Prinzenpalais, Stadtschloß, Fürsienhaus, Charite, Collegien auf der Friedrichstadt, deutsche und franz. Kirche auf dem Friedrichswerder, königl. Gouverneurshaus, Kadettenschule, Monbijou und der königl. Marstall. - Unten links ein ins Bild gehender hinterlegter Einriss.

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        Die Königl. Preußl. Residentz Berlin nach ihrem accuraten Grundriss u. zweien Prospecten, auch Abbildung der sämtl. Kirchen und vornehmsten Königl. Gebäuden derselben, in Verlag I.D. Schleuen, Kupferstecher in Berlin ( Kopftitel ).

      . Kupferstich v. I. D. Schleuen, 1739, 40,5 x 56,2. Schulz, die ältesten Stadtpläne, Nr. 58 und ganzs. Abb. S. 120; Schulz, Stadtpläne von Berlin, Nr. 83. - Oben rechts als "1.tesBlatt" bezeichnet. - Mittig der Stadtplan umgeben 14 Teilansicht.und einer Gesamtansicht der Stadt. Die Teilansichten zeigen das Stadtschloß (3x), Zeughaus, Georgenkirche, Garnisionkirche und 8 weitere Ansichten von Berliner Kirchen (jeweils 4 am linken u. rechten Rand). - Ordentlich alt gerahmt.

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        Essai de physique par Mr. Pierre van Musschenbroek, Proffesseur de Philosophie & de Mathématiques à Utrecht. Avec une Description de nouvelles sortes de Machines Pneumatiques Et un Recueil d`Expérience par Mr. J.V.M.; Traduit du Hollandois par Mr. Pierre Massuet, Docteur en Médecine. Tome I + II [2 Bände in einem Buch].,

      Leyden: Samuel Luchtmans, 1739 - XXV, 3 unpag. S. mit Inhaltsverzeichnis, 914 S. mit Titelvignetten, XXIX herausklappbaren Tafeln,1 Bl. (Explication de la Carte / Ordre des Planches), 14 Bl. (Tables des Matieres), 63 S. (Machines Pneumatiques), 8 S. (Liste de diverses Machines de Physique, de Mathematique, d`Anatomie, et de Chirurgie, qui se trouvent chez Jean van Musschenbroek a Leyden) mit 4 herausklappbaren Tafeln (mit Darstellung dieser Geräte). Einband berieben und an Kanten, Ecken und Rücken bestossen, vord. u. hinterer Rückenfalz geöffnet, vord. Innengelenk gelockert, Vorsatzblatt z.T. lose, vordere Deckelinnens. u. Vorsatzblatt braunrandig, Seiten z.T. mit Wasserrändern, sonst gut , alle Tafeln gut. Wir versenden unsere Bücher mit der Deutschen Post (Büchersendung / Presse und Buch International) oder mit DHL (Paket national und international). Auf Wunsch schicken wir Ihnen gerne ein JPG Bild. Sprache: fr Gewicht in Gramm: 3000 Gr.-8° (22,5-25 cm) OLeder mit marmoriertem Schnitt

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        Theatrum Machinarum Universale; of Nieuwe algemeene Bouw-kunde

      Two vols.: text vol.: 4 p.l., 72 pp. Small 4to, later 18th-cent. half-sheep & marbled boards; plate vol.: 3 leaves of text (all engraved) & 30 finely engraved double-page plates. Large folio, cont. pink sheep-backed marbled boards (extremities with minor wear or rubbing), uncut, green leather lettering piece on spine. Amsterdam: P. Schenk, 1739. First edition of Horst's delightful work on stairs and staircases which is here complete with the exceedingly rare text volume (the plate volume does not contain any text). The plates show a large number of winding and other staircases in section, views, and ground plans. Most of them display very ornate banisters. At the end there is depicted a glazed lantern for the top of a staircase. Fine copies. Luton Library bookplate in atlas volume. This was the collection of John Crichton-Stuart (1793-1848), 2nd Marquess of Bute. ❧ Berlin Catalogue 2253. .

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        Histoire de l'expedition de trois vaisseaux... aux Terres Australes

      The Hague: la Compagnie, 1739. Two volumes bound in one, small octavo, both titles in red and black, bound with both half-titles; contemporary blind-embossed vellum, manuscript label on spine. Roggeveen at Easter Island. A handsome copy of Roggeveen's voyage into the Pacific. Behrens' scarce narrative tells the story of one of the most significant of the Dutch voyages, ranking with those of Le Maire, Schouten and Tasman. Roggeveen set out to rediscover the part of Terra Australis which Quiros had led the exploring world to believe existed, but in fact added substantially to the Dutch record of Polynesian discoveries, with Easter Island and Samoa described here for the first time. Roggeveen crossed the Pacific from the east at the head of a three-vessel expedition with largely commercial objectives. He specifically sought the fabled continent of Terra Australis, which the English privateer Captain Edward Davis claimed to have sighted in 1680. It did not materialise, but on 5 April 1722 Roggeveen landed at a previously uncharted island which he named Easter Island. They were the first recorded European visitors to the island and the detailed description of the inhabitants, their extraordinary idols and their way of life is of great value. The expedition later went on to discover some of the outer islands of the Samoan group. Because he had sailed for the Dutch West India Company Roggeveen was temporarily imprisoned by the powerful Dutch East India Company in Batavia, but later released to complete 'one of the last of the great Dutch circumnavigations' (Howgego). Apart from a conspicuously rare pamphlet published in 1727, and the equally rare Dutch Tweejaarige reyze rondom de wereld of 1728, this was the first major notice of this important voyage, not only a substantial Pacific voyage in its own right, but one which provided a direct stimulus for the search for the Southern Continent. Behrens' account of the Roggeveen voyage was originally published in German in 1737, but this first French edition is generally preferred. It was likely translated and amended by Behrens himself, who travelled under Roggeveen as commander of marines, though some authorities have attributed the translation to De Brosses. Although Roggeveen's voyage failed in its primary objective, it represented an important achievement in terms of its own discoveries. The Behrens account had some effect on subsequent voyages, including providing strong motivation for the authorities who sent Captain Cook out on his first voyage forty-six years later. 'Sunday 13th (March 1774). In stretching in for the land we discovered people and those Moniments or Idols mentioned by the Authors of Roggeweins Voyage which left us no room to doubt but it was Easter Island…' (Beaglehole, Journals of Captain James Cook, II, p. 338).

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        THE LIVES AND MEMORABLE ACTIONS OF MANY ILLUSTRIOUS PERSONS OF THE EASTERN NATIIONS, Such as Khalifas, Soltans, Waziers, or Prime - Ministers, Generals, Philosophers, Poets, &c. who have distinguish'd themselves, either by War, Learning, Humanity

      London, J. Wilcox, 1739.Justice, &c. Extracted from the most authentick oriental chronologies and historians. Never before Englished. FIRST EDITION 1739, translated by George Sale, 12mo, approximately 175 x 105 mm, 6 7 / 8 x 4 inches, some woodcut head - and tailpieces and initials, pages: (8), 300, + 4 pages of publisher's adverts, collation: (A)4, B - P12, O8, bound in full contemporary speckled sheep, rebacked to style, raised bands and previous gilt lettered morocco label, chipped. Corners just very slightly worn, B1 - E12 (page 96) appear to have been washed, F1 is lightly browned. A very good clean tight copy of a rare book. Our issue contains an Advertisement (to the reader) facing the title page which states that these translations were begun by George Sale, editor and translator of the Koran and "compleated by a Gentleman who resided in Turky near twenty years". A second issue of this book also published in 1739 by Wilcox does not contain this advertisement but instead a Dedication, signed J. Morgan, which states that though "The bookseller who purchased these loose papers [presumably Wilcox], fancies he has good grounds to believe they appertained to the late ingenious Mr. George Sale, .. yet not a syllable of this was his writing". Morgan claims responsibility for about a quarter of the work. See ESTC TT98736 and T147003. The 4 pages of publisher's adverts at rear are uncommon. MORE IMAGES ATTACHED TO THIS LISTING, ALL ZOOMABLE. FURTHER IMAGES ON REQUEST. POSTAGE AT COST.

      [Bookseller: Roger Middleton P.B.F.A.]
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        Sammlung satyrischer und ernsthafter Schriften.

      Frankfurt und Leipzig, (d.i. Hamburg, Herold), 1739.. 8°. 63, 815 SS., mit gestoch. Titelvignette von C. Fritsch und 1 Kupfertafel Pergament d. Zt. mit handschriftl. Rückentitel. Goed. IV/1, 36, 1; vgl. Jantz 1625 (zweiter Druck der EA). - Seltener erster Druck der ersten Ausgabe. - Der Mecklenburger Kabinettssekretär und Kriegsrat Christian Ludwig Liscow (1701-1760) gehörte zu den bedeutendsten deutschen Satirikern der ersten Hälfte des 18. Jahrhunderts. Noch heute wird seine Spottrede über die "Vortrefflichkeit und Nothwendigkeit der elenden Scribenten" allen Studendten ans Herz gelegt. "Scharfer Verstand, geistvolle Ironie, tüchtige Gesinnung und klare und korrekte Sprache bilden den Charakter seiner Satire. Gewandtheit der Gedankenentwicklung, Sicherheit des Ausdrucks, Kürze des lichtvollen Satzbaues zeichnen seine Schriften vor allen gleichzeitigen aus" (Goedeke). - Die Sammlung enthält 12 Stücke, jeweils mit eigenem Titelblatt. - Die außergewöhnliche Kupfertafel zeigt skurrile Figuren und Formen auf einer gefrorenen Fensterscheibe - zu dem Text: "Vitrea facta, oder Ritters Robert Clifton Schreiben an einen gelehrten Samojeden, betreffend die seltsamen und nachdenklichen Figuren, welche derselbe... auf einer gefrornen Fensterscheibe wahrgenommen...". - Einband leicht angestaubt und gering bestoßen, Deckelbezug unten mit kleinem Einriss und kleinem Loch, Vorsatz mit altem hs. Eintrag, Titel mit altem Monogrammstempel, kaum gebräunt und nur vereinzelt minimal fleckig, sonst schönes, sauberes Exemplar.

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Thomas Rezek]
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        Examen et Réfutation Des Elemens De La Philosophie De Neuton De M. De Voltaire Avec Une Dissertation sur La Réflexion & La Réfraction De La Lumiere

      Paris: Chez Lambert, à La Sagesse. Chez Durand, à Saint Landry, 1739 2 pages blanches - 1 page titre en rouge et noir - 1 dédicace (2 pages) - Préface (xcviii) - Table des chapitres et des titres (10 pages) - 308 pages - Approbation, Privilège du Roy, Errata (3 pages) - 3 feuilles blanches. Les mords sont fendus mais les joints ont été renforcis et le livre demeure très solide. Inscription manuscrite à l'encre datant du XVIIIe siècle au bas de la page titre (? ouvrage se rapporte aux Eléments de Voltaire, ? de Hollande imprimée à Amsterdam, ?738). OUVRAGE TRES RARE!!! Photo disponible sur demande. // Title in red and black, engraved head-pieces, slightly browned, 18th century ink inscription at tail of title, hinges strengthened, contemporary calf, edges and corners slightly rubbed, gilt spine, dulled. SCARCE!! Photos available upon request.

      [Bookseller: Louis Caron]
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        The Tapestry Hangings of the House of Lords: Representing the several Engagements Between the English and Spanish Fleets. In the ever memorable Year MDLXXXVIII.

      1739 - London, John Pine, 1739. Later full calf gilt, marbled edges; engr. title, dedication, pp. (ii) (list of subscribers) + 24, engr. map, 10 maritime views, 10 charts printed in pairs, the views and charts printed in blue within black separately-printed decorative borders. A superb commemoration of the Spanish Armada of 1688. The book contains ten sea battle views drawn by Clement Lemprière after tapestries hanging in the House of Lords; and ten charts of the progress of the skirmishes drawn by Hubert-François Gravelot after Robert Adams, all engraved by John Pine. In 1591 Lord Howard of Effingham commissioned the Dutch marine painter Hendrik Cornelisz Vroom to design ten scenes of the Spanish Armada to be made into tapestry wall-hangings by François Spierinck of Delft. In 1616 the tapestries were bought by James I, who had them hung in the House of Lords, where they remained through Revolution and Rerstoration, only to be destroyed when they were destroyed when the Houses of Parliament burnt down in 1834. This left Pine?s book as the only record, so it is lucky that Pine worried that ''Time, or Accident, or moths may deface these valuable shadows'. The charts were copied from those of Robert Adam, engraved by Augustine Ryther and published in 1588. The text is an historical account of the Armada, a description of the plates and an explanation of the medals and other ornaments. MCC: 4.

      [Bookseller: Altea Antique Maps]
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      London: Printed for and Sold By T. Bowles...and J. Bowles, 1739. London: Printed for and Sold By T. Bowles...and J. Bowles. Very Good. 1739. Full Leather. 4to A very good complete copy. "WHERIN The Several Empires, Kingdoms and Provinces, the Chief Cities, Towns, Rivers and Mountains mentioned in Homer, Herodotus, Justin, Virgil, Ovid, Florus, Nepos, Caesar, Livy, Lucan, Plutarch, and many other Ancient Authors are represented."; pp. [12], impressive double-page folding engraved pictorial "title-page"; 32 double page or larger folding engraved maps; collation: letterpress title in both Latin and English, The Preface and A Table of the Maps both in Latin and English followed by the engraved "title" and the maps. Fine but restrained modern binding of full calf to period style with red title label, five raised bands, gilt fillets between and blind rules to the boards, very good with minimal wear. Contents good and tight, a little browning to first few pages, last couple of plates lightly stained/foxed; a few expert paper repairs to the edge nicks, using Japanese tissues; the vertical borders to the tri-folding map "Notitia Locurum apud Eusebii" chipped with light loss but not affecting the map itself. A very good copy in an attractive and tasteful full-calf binding. .

      [Bookseller: Loe Books]
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        Imperii Russici,map,Homann,anno 1739

      Imperii Russici, ,1739. Coppermap, edited by Homann Heirs, anno 1739: "IMPERII RUSSICI et TARTARIAE UNIVERSAE, tam majoris et Asiaticae, quam minoris et Europae TABULA." Size of the leaf: 51 x 58 cm., below margins some restorations..

      [Bookseller: Hammelburger Antiquariat]
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