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        THE DRAMATIC WORKS OF ROGER BOYLE, EARL OF ORRERY

      London: Printed for R. Dodsley, 1739. FIRST EDITION . Hardcover. 216 x 133 mm (8 1/2 x 5 1/4"). Without the frontispiece portrait. Two volumes. FIRST EDITION. HANDSOME 19TH CENTURY POLISHED CALF BY FRANCIS BEDFORD (stamp-signed on verso of front free endpaper), covers with gilt French fillet border, spines richly gilt in compartments with centerpiece of two birds perched on the rim of a chalice, one drinking, the other holding an olive branch in its beak, this surrounded by a lozenge of small tools, daisy sidepieces, and scrolling floral cornerpieces, each spine with a red and a green morocco label, densely gilt turn-ins, marbled endpapers, top edges gilt. ESTC T-67992. A small dark spot and a very minor abrasion on one cover, light flaking to joints, but the especially attractive decorative bindings lustrous and otherwise unworn. Internally very fine, with only the most trivial imperfections. This is a very attractively bound set of plays by a Restoration politician and writer whose dramatic couplets were widely admired. Boyle (1621-79), first earl of Orrery, had literary interests that extended beyond his political activities, and he was actually better known to contemporaries for his dramas than for his court intrigues. According to DNB, the plays' "themes of honour, loyalty, and betrayal suggested that, despite their sometimes exotic settings—Sicily for 'The General,' Hungary for 'Mustapha,' and in 'Tryphon' the history of the Maccabees—they expressed the dilemmas that had beset him during his tortuous career." Our set contains the last two as well as three other works with exotic settings--"Herod the Great," "Altemira," and "Guzman"--and two works about the Plantagenets: "The Black Prince" and "Henry the Fifth." A comedy written by Roger's grandson, Charles Boyle (1674-1731), fourth earl of Orrery, is also included. For five years our binder Francis Bedford (1799-1883) managed the firm of Charles Lewis for the latter's widow, and then was in a partnership for 10 years with John Clarke before establishing his own bindery in 1851. He shortly became recognized as the leading binder in fashionable West-End London, and his firm enjoyed prosperity not only until his death, but for a decade afterwards, under the ownership of Joseph Shepherd. Bedford bindings are almost always elegantly traditional in their design, as here, and they are consistently so well executed that their appeal to a wide audience has not diminished with the passage of time.

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        Lucii Coelii sive Caecilii Lactantii firmiani Opera Omina quae extant cum notis integris Cr. Cellarii et selectis aut execerptis Erasmi, Betuleii, Michael Thomasii. Variae Lectiones et Notae item Variae Lectiones Libri de Mort Persec. omnia . Io. Ludolph Bünemann.,

      Lipsiae, Sam. Ludolph Bünemann., 1739 - gestoches Frontispiz, Tiel in rot/schwarz [28] Bl., 1538 [i.e. 1528] S., [38] Bl.(Index), [2] gefaltete Tafeln mit Handschriftfaksimiles Ebert I, 11615; Engelmann / Preuss II, 361; Von Ebert sehr gelobte Ausgabe: "Neue sorgfältige und scharfsinnige Recens. nach 52 Mss. und 62 Ausg." Mit zwei schönen ausfaltbaren Handschriftfaksimiles. Titelblatt mit Stempel. Sprache: la Gewicht in Gramm: 1200 8° Ganzlederband der Zeit über fünf Bünde mit goldgeprägtem Rückentitel und reichlicher Verzierung.

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        Observationes de AÎre et Morbis Epidemicis ab Anno MDCCXXVIII ad Finem Anni MDCCXXXVII, Plymuthi factE his accedit Opusculum. WITH: Observationum De AÎre et Morbis Epidemicis Volumen Alterum; Ab Anni nimirum Initio 1738 ad Exitum usque 1748

      London: S. Austen; J. Hinto, 1739 & 1752. First editions of each book. 2 volumes in one vols., 8vo. With 1 engraved folding plate at p. xxvii. [iv], xxx, 161, [i], 38, [vi, Index].; [ii], xix, [i], 208 pp. Contemporay mottled calf, neatly rebacked. Bookplate of William Woolcombe, M.D. and label of Alberti G. Nicholls. GM 2093 (first work) & 1675 (second)

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        Haga Comitum, (Germ. Graven-Haag Gall. la Haye) se des ordinum Belgii foederati ichnographica.

      Homann, Johann Baptist, Nuremburg - This lovely map of the Hague includes a plan and view of the prominent Dutch city. Published circa 1739, the plan shows the city before it became the international and political hub it is today. Rather than the modern buildings that house the International Court of Justice and embassies, the significant buildings highlighted are mainly churches and Dutch governmental buildings, labeled according to keys at the sides of the map. Streets, gardens, and windmills are also rendered. Below the plan is a labeled panoramic view of the city with a windmill in the foreground. Behind it, the city recedes into the distances, punctuated by steeples, and the coats of arms of the Netherlands and the Hague float at either end. In the top left corner of the map is an elaborate title cartouche featuring Poseidon and several other figures. As was customary for Homann's maps and other Dutch maps of the mid-1800s, the plan has been colored and the cartouche and view left uncolored. It is in fair condition with no chips or tears to the edges. Multiple wormhole repairs. Johann Baptist Homann (1664-1724) was a renowned German mapmaker of the late 17th and early 18th century who served as geographer to the Holy Roman Emperor. His business was carried on through the 18th century by the Homann Heirs, also prolific and popular mapmakers. Their continued success with maps such as this one proves the enduring value of Homann's work. Map. Engraving with original hand coloring. Image measures 20.75" x 23.25".

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        Histoire de Tamerlan, Empereur des Mogols et Conquérant de l'Asie. Première [Seconde] Partie.

      Chez Hippolyte-Louis Guerin 1739 - A Paris, Chez Hippolyte-Louis Guerin, 1739. 2 vol. in 12 de [IV]-XXVIII-298pp., [IV]-392-[4]pp., reliures en plein veau fauve de l'époque, dos à 5 nerfs ornés de caissons dorés, de fleurons dorés, pièces de titre de maroquin marron encadrées de filets dorés, contenant la moitié du titre de l'ouvrage, tomaison dorée sur le dos des volumes encadrée d'un filet doré avec de petits triangles dorés, coiffe inférieure du tome I. avec un petit manque de cuir, coiffe inférieure du tome II avec un manque de cuir, trois petits trous de vers dans la queue du tome I., un petit trou de ver dans la partie inférieure de la charnière du tome I., un trou de ver à la queue du dos et dans la partie inférieure de la charnière du tome II., filets estampés sur les plats, coins et coupes légèrement frottés, roulettes dorées sur les coupes, plats très légèrement frottés avec une petite épidermure à la marge latérale du plat supérieur du tome II., tranches rouges, intérieur frais, bon et bel exemplaire. Cet ouvrage est censé être un résumé du travail de Cherrif-Eddyn, traduit en français par Petit de la Croix, et d'Ibn Arab-Chach, traduit en français par Vattier. La version des événements écrite par Margat de Tilly est très vivante et colorée, augmentant le travail purement historique d'adjonctions de nouvelles souvent purement romancées et historiquement controversées. Cette oeuvre fut publiée par le père jésuite Pierre Brumoy. Elle fut condamnée et simplement supprimée par le gouvernement Fançais de l'époque car elle fut perçue comme une attaque contre le Régent, le Duc d'Orléans que l'on crut reconnaître dans un portrait à clefs figurant dans le tome II. à partir de la page 90; description acerbe et sans nuance aucune. L'auteur, Jean-baptiste Margat De Tilly (Bourges, 1689-Saint-Domingue, 1747), missionnaire jésuite fut à l'abris de toute poursuite et de tout emprisonnement de la part du gouvernement grâce à la distance géographique qui le séparait et le protégeait de l'hexagone, car se trouvant à Saint-Domingue. En revanche, l'éditeur du texte Pierre Brumoy, fut contraint de fuir Paris et de se réfugier à Arras. [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        A treatise of common recoveries, their nature and use. To which is added the case of Page and Hayward more fully reported than in any other book extant: and also a case between the late Earl of Derby and the coheirs of his elder brother. With precedents for amending recoveries: And a complete table to the whole. By N. Pigott, Esq; late a barrister of the Inner Temple

      London: In the Savoy: printed by E. and R. Nutt, and R. Gosling, (assigns of E. Sayer, Esq;) for J. Shuckburgh, at the Sun near the Inner Temple Gate in Fleet-street. M DCC XXXIX. [1739], 1739. Book. Very Good. Soft cover. 1st Edition. Description: 4to (8¼ × 6¾ in): [4], 232, [15] p. (bookseller ads on verso of first leaf; errata pasted to verso of title-page). Untrimmed as issued in green paper-covered boards. · Register: 4º: [A]^2 B-2I^4. · Condition: Paper perished from the spine, boards shelf-worn. · Comments: First edition. A common recovery was a feigned action for land, the judgment in which had the intended effect of cutting off future interests in the land in question. According to Holdsworth, this learned book deals clearly and comprehensively with every aspect of its recondite subject. · References: Johnson 155 (2 copies); Worrall 155; Bridgman 251; S&M 490(15); Holdsworth, HEL 12:278; ESTC T51625..

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        Theatrum Machinarum Universale; of Nieuwe Algemeene Bouwkunde

      Amsterdam: Petrus Schenk, 1739. First edition. Large folio, 47cm x 31 cm. Engraved title and dedication pages, 30 double-page plates. Plate 25 is supplied in a well-done facsimile. . Very Good. This is the Atlas volume only, lacking the one volume of text (which is in Dutch). Original marbled paper covered boards, spine and corners dyed red. Covers worn and soiled, spine a bit dry. Plates are clean, with some faint offsetting, occasional light finger soiling in margins. ABPC records only two complete sets sold in the last 25 years.

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        Acts of Assembly, Passed in the Island of St. Christopher; From 1711

      1739. The First Published Compilations of the Laws of St. Kitts and the Leeward Islands [Saint Kitts]. Acts of Assembly, Passed in the Island of St. Christopher; From 1711, to 1735, Inclusive. London: Printed by John Baskett, 1739. x, 182 pp. [Bound with] An Abridgment of the Acts of Assembly, Passed in the Island of St. Christopher; From 1711, To 1740, Inclusive. London: Printed by John Baskett, 1740. [ii], clvii-clviii, 169-198. [And] [Leeward Islands] Acts of Assembly, Passed in the Charibbee Leeward Islands, From 1690, To 1730. London: Printed by John Baskett, 1740. [v], [i], 24, [iv] pp. Folio (14-1/2" x 9-1/2"). Later buckram, red and black lettering pieces to spine, endpapers renewed. Moderate edgewear and soiling, some fraying to spine ends and corners, front board partially detached but secure, rear hinge starting. Each volume has identical attractive copperplate vignette featuring King George II, attractive woodcut initials, head-pieces and tail-pieces. Moderate toning, somewhat darker in places, occasional light foxing, internally clean. Ex-library. Remains of location label to spine, small stamps to first title page, annotations to verso. A solid copy worth rebinding. * Only editions. St. Christopher (St. Kitts) was discovered by Columbus in 1493. It was colonized by the British in 1623 and was the first British colony in the Leeward Islands. It was held jointly by the French and English from 1628 to 1713 and the returned to exclusive British rule under the terms of the Treaty of Utrecht in 1713. Often bound together, these two volumes are the first published compilations of the laws of St. Kitts. Pp. 165-82 of the 1739 Acts of Assembly contain acts from 1739-40. The third title is the first printed edition of acts of the government of the Leeward Islands (Antigua, Barbuda, St. Kitts, Nevis and Anguilla). Saint Kitts: OCLC locates 3 copies of the St. Kitts acts in North American law schools (Columbia, University of Michigan, Yale), one of the Leeward Islands (Harvard). Sweet & Maxwell, A Legal Bibliography of the British Commonwealth 7:318-19, 310.

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        "The gardeners kalendar : directing what works are necessary to be done every month, in the kitchen, fruit, and pleasure gardens, and in the conservatory: " "with an account of the particular seasons for the propagation and use of all sorts of esculent plants and fruits proper for the table, and of all sorts of flowers, plants, and trees, that flower in every month "

      "London : printed for C. Rivington, at the Bible and Crown in St. Paul's Church-Yard" "London : printed for C. Rivington, at the Bible and Crown in St. Paul's Church-Yard", 1739. 5th Edition. "Physical description: xv, 333, [11] p., frontis. ; 21 cm. Subjects: Gardening -- Horticulture -- Flowers -- Vegetables -- Early works to 1800. With an index [11]p. bound in at end. Referenced by: Henrey, 1132. Referenced by: English Short Title Catalog, N3406." "Finely bound in modern aniline calf-backed marbled boards. Gilt-blocked leather label to spine, with raised bands. Some light dust marks scattered around the page margins, with heavier instances in the margins of the terminal index pages Previous owner's signature to the title page. Remains particlularly well-preserved overall. "

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        Imperii Russici et Tartariae Universae [...]

      Nuremberg, 1739. Copper engraving, 48.5 x 57.5 cms, original hand-colour, blank verso. A note in the lower margin indicates that the boundaries between the Russian Empire and ‘Tartary’ are those recognised at the conclusion of the 1735-1739 Russo-Turkish War, and the cartouche in the upper left hand corner has been revised from the 1730 edition to record the achievements of Empress Anna (reigned 1730-1740; a new title cartouche has replaced the scale, bottom left, and a new scale has appeared bottom right). Derived from material compiled by Johann Matthias Haas, the map presents the expanding Russian Empire in its Asian context.

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        Haga Comitum, (Germ. Graven-Haag Gall. la Haye) se des ordinum Belgii foederati ichnographica

      Nuremburg: Homann, Johann Baptist. unbound. Map. Engraving with original hand coloring. Image measures 20.75" x 23.25". This lovely map of the Hague includes a plan and view of the prominent Dutch city. Published circa 1739, the plan shows the city before it became the international and political hub it is today. Rather than the modern buildings that house the International Court of Justice and embassies, the significant buildings highlighted are mainly churches and Dutch governmental buildings, labeled according to keys at the sides of the map. Streets, gardens, and windmills are also rendered. Below the plan is a labeled panoramic view of the city with a windmill in the foreground. Behind it, the city recedes into the distances, punctuated by steeples, and the coats of arms of the Netherlands and the Hague float at either end. In the top left corner of the map is an elaborate title cartouche featuring Poseidon and several other figures. As was customary for Homann's maps and other Dutch maps of the mid-1800s, the plan has been colored and the cartouche and view left uncolored. It is in fair condition with no chips or tears to the edges. Multiple wormhole repairs. Johann Baptist Homann (1664-1724) was a renowned German mapmaker of the late 17th and early 18th century who served as geographer to the Holy Roman Emperor. His business was carried on through the 18th century by the Homann Heirs, also prolific and popular mapmakers. Their continued success with maps such as this one proves the enduring value of Homann's work.

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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

      London: Printed for the Author and Sold By the Booksellers in Town and Country, 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.. First Edition. Hard Cover. Good/No Dust Jacket. 4to (approx. 19 x 24cm).

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        BIBLIOTHEQUE JANSENISTE, ou Catalogue alphabétique des livres jansénistes, quesnellistes, baïanistes, ous suspects de ces erreurs: avec un traité dans lequel les cent & une propositions de Quesnel sont qualifiées en détail. II volúmenes. 3ª edición revisada, corregida y aumentada más de la mitad

      - Bruxelles. Simon t Sertetevens. 1739. Dos volúmenes. O.C. 8º, 12h-36-351-pp, 2h-315pp y vuelta, 39h-120pp. Viñetas iniciales y finales xilográficas. Plena piel época ligeramente rozada, nervios, lomera cuajada, tejuelo, cortes tintados. Ex-libris Jacobi Colas de la Noüe, 1812-1838. Buen ejemplar, limpio y con sus margenes, buena impresión y bellas tipografías. Cornelio Jansenio, 1585-1638, obispo de Yprés. El jansenismo se encuadra por su contenido teológico en la polémica que, desde una centuria antes, mantienen agustinianos y molinistas sobre el modo de conciliar la libertad y la gracia. El jansenismo opta por la postura de aquéllos, defendiendo que la gracia es sólo un don divino, y se enfrenta a los segundos, entre los que se encuentran los jesuitas. CCPB000066243-7. CCPB000072460-2. Imagen en sitio virtual de MIMO Libros [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Ave Maria: Paraiso de Oraciones Sagradas

      Joseph Giralt, Barcelona, 1739. Hardcover (Vellum). Good Condition. Contemporary vellum rebacked, repair to title page in the gutter. Title, (30), 720, (48), blank. Front blank not present. Scattered browning, small occasional dampstains, mostly in the margins, small stamp to first page. Ma text in two columns. Housed in an attractive 1/4 leather custom clamshell box. Size: Quarto (4to). Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: Under 1 kilo. Category: Religion & Theology; Antiquarian & Rare. Inventory No: 043122. .

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        THE JEWISH SPY: BEING A PHILOSOPHICAL, HISTORICAL AND CRITICAL CORRESPONDENCE, BY LETTERS WITCH LATELY PASS'D BETWEEN CERTAIN JEWS IN TUKEY, ITALY, FRANCE & C. TRANSL. FROM THE ORIG. INTO FRENCH, BY THE MARQUIS D'ARGENS, AND NOW DONE INTO ENGLISH

      London; Printed For D. Browne And R. Hett. 1739. Later half calf and marbled boards. 16mo. Xii, 303, [45] pages. 17 cm. First English edition. Translated from the original into French, by the Marquis d'Argens; and now done into English. A translation of the first 40 letters only of Lettres juives. “The original ‘Lettres juives, ou correspondence philosophique, historique et critique…’ began publication as a series of weekly pamphlets as early as March or April, 1736. By 1737, a year after they were printed at the Hague in book form, they were well known throughout France. … The first English edition, entitled The Jewish Spy, appeared in London in 1739 (first forty letters only) – followed by four more volumes in 1740. The second edition, in five volumes, appeared in 1744. … Matters relating to Jews and Judaism occupy only a small portion of The Jewish Spy, but they engaged some sixteen letters completely [letters 1, 23, 36, etc. ], and references are scattered through no less than seventy others. … D’Argens, though frequently salting his letters with earthy and ribald humor – often anti-clerical, rarely descends to jesting about Jews. … Transparently, the author is no Judaeophile. He offers many harsh chastisements of both Faith and People. Just as he uses Judaism as a constant foil against the weaknesses of Christianity, he exalts Karaism time and again to the detraction of Rabbinism or traditional Judaism. … undoubtedly he helped create the new atmosphere that made Emancipation possible by the end of the century. ” (Stanley Brav, ‘Jews and Judaism in the Jewish Spy’; Studies in Bibliography and Booklore, volume 4, June 1960) . Later fine binding, half calf, raised bands outlined in gilt, title in gilt on spine, marbled boards. Subjects: Jews - Europe. Lettres juives. English. Selections. French Enlightenment. Books published before 1800. OCLC lists 29 copies. Light soiling to corner on title page, otherwise very clean and fresh. Great condition. (SPEC-36-54) .

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        A Chart shewing the several Places of Action between the English and Spanish Fleets,

      London: , 1739. with the Places where several of the Spanish Ships were destroyed in their return to Spain, North about the British Islands. 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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        Le Cours du Po dans le Duche de Terrare et les Etats de Venise.

      Covens & Mortier, Amsterdam 1739 - Beautiful and unusual map of the Po River through Ferrara in northeastern Italy. Particular attention paid to geographical features, including the various water ways and marshlands. Nice dark impression. Library stamp in upper left corner. Full original margins, minor aging around edges. Expert repairs to centerfold. Map. Uncolored engraving. Image measures 15.75" x 19".

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        The Destruction of Troy, being the sequel to the Iliad. Translated from the Greek of Tryphiodorus with notes by J. Merrick [...] [With:] [Greek title] Tryphiodori Ilii Excidium, cum Metrica Nicodemi Frischlini Versione, et Selectis Virorum Doctorum Notis: Lacunas aliquot e Codice MSto explevit, et Suas Annotationes adiecit, Jacobus Merrick. [...]

      Oxford, printed at the Theatre, [1739-41]. 2 vols. in one. 8vo. First edition with a translation into English. Subscriber’s copy. pp. [xii], (half title, title, preface and list of subscribers), lxxxviii, 151, [i]; [iv] (title etc), 112. English translation in the first part, Greek text with Latin translation beneath in the second. Vignette of the Sheldonian on the titles. A very clean copy. Contemporary sprinkled calf, some slight wear to upper joint and cover. James Merrick (1720-1769), scholar, poet and fellow of Trinity College Oxford, was evidently highly regarded by his contemporaries as the list of subscribers in the first volume is extensive. This is appears to be a subscriber's copy, with the bookplate of the Earl of Portsmouth and pencilled note ‘a Duplicate’. John Wallop (1690-1762) was a favourite of George I and was created Viscount Lymington in 1720 and first Earl of Portsmouth in 1743, a couple of years after this book was printed. In the list of subscribers John Wallop is not credited with taking more than one copy, although he may have done so or may have acquired another later, perhaps through the Hon. Charles Wallop who is listed next to him. Triphiodorus was a poet and grammarian from Egypt writing circa 300 AD. He is also known as the author of new version of the Odyssey in which a particular letter of the alphabet was omitted from each book.

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        A Collection of the Parliamentary Debates in England from The Year MDCLXVIII. to The Present Time

      London, 1739-1743, passim,. volumes 1-17, 19-22, title varies somewhat, old 1/8 leather and boards, covers worn; textually quite good despite external wear and broken or loose hinges. Photos available upon request.

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        collection of uniformally bound volumes, comprising: Introduction à L'Histoire Générale et Politique De L'univers. volumes 1,2,3,5 (lacking volume 4). Introduction à L'Histoire de L'Asie, de L'Afrique, et de L'Amerique. 2nd edition. 2 volumes. Histoire de Suede, avant et depuis la fondation de la Monarchie. nouvelle edition. 3 volumes.

      Amsterdam chez Zacharie Chatelain -1743 1739 - 9 volumes. 12mo. full contemporary calf with gilt decorated spines. light wear to spines and lacking several lettering pieces. armorial book-plate of the Earl of Breadalbane to front paste-downs. most volumes with engraved frontispieces or title-pages, and the set contains a total of 27 folding maps, all in good clean condition. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        MANUSCRIPT MEDICAL NOTES in Two Parts. Part I - Pharmacological Receipts. Part II - Pharmacological Receipts/ Financial Records

      (n. p.):. (n. d.).. 7-1/2" x 6". Ca. late 18th C. or early 19th C. Part I - [14] pp. Part II - [36] pp.. Self-wrappers, sewn.. Toning to pages consistent with aging. The ink used in Part I has. caused minor staining to the paper, but the text is quite clear. Part. II, with detached first leaf. We see hardly any staining from the. ink gall, some minor foxing, but all in all, a remarkably clean,. legible late 18th/ early 19th century manuscript. An About VG copy. of a unique, informative item.. This medical manuscript appears to us to have been written at several different times. The first section (Part I) is a fascinating list of pharmacological recipes with descriptions and dosage amounts for tinctures, decoctions, cinchonas, emetics and the like for treating various ailments. While undated, the medicines, ingredients and names for ailments are consistent with the late 18th to early 19th century medical knowledge. The manuscript contains a recipe for Tartarized Antimony, tinctures for typhus and diarrhea, treatment for ophthalmia membranum (crab eyes), cynanche maligna, for Catarrhalis tussis, tussis stomachialis, pulmonary consumption and a tonic for gout. The handwriting is elegant and quite legible. This quire of 4 sheets (8 pages) is tied together with a coarse string. & & Part II is comprised of two different parts - pharmacological receipts similar to those in Part I, and financial records. This quire originally had 14 sheets (28 pages), but several pages have been excised. This section is the same size as Part I, and appears to be on the same type of paper. The handwriting, while still very legible, appears to have been written with a touch more haste than Part I, which appears as if the author took special pains to write very clear notes. This quire is tied together with linen or cotten thread, although because of excisions, some pages are loose. & & As stated, Part II (A) begins with pharmacological receipts detailing descriptions and dosage recommendations for Pulmonary Phthisis (tuberculosis) using wormwood, and one for phthisis consumption using Peruvian bark and oil of aniseed. Other remedies for treating active hemorrhoidal flux, fistula, asthma, pertussis, hysteria, melancholy, manic hysteria and dysentery follow. A discussion of anasarca (extreme generalized edema) is included with recipes for treatments and references to notable physicians of the day - Revd. Dr. Joseph Townsend, Sydenham, and Hoffman. This discussion is followed by recipes for Rachitis (rickets), Scrophula (scofula) treatments. The 2.5 page discussion regarding syphilis cites notable physician Dr. Cirillo of Naples, Italy - possibly Domenico Maria Leone Cirillo, born April 10, 1739, who was elected a fellow of the Royal Society of England. He was later to be hanged for treason on October 29, 1799 for having made statements against the government during the French occupation of Naples. During his work in Naples, he introduced many medical innovations, particularly inoculation for smallpox. The landuage as written in this manuscript reads: "Dr. Cirillo of Naples, in the year 1782 has been so kind as to communicate his celebrated ointment..." Due to the tense used, this statement may give us a clue to dating an otherwise undated manuscript. Following the section on syphilis, are sections on leprosy, gout (tonic [inflammatory] and atonic), pulsation of the blood, cynache maligna (putrid sore throat such as throat cancer in adults but more commonly diphtheria in children), and catarrh. & & Part II (B) consists of 7 pages of a ledger giving name, complaint, treatment and charge. In writing the ledger, the quire was turned over and begun on the back, ending with approximately 8 blank pages between sections A and B. This section is dated 1829, beginning on April 23rd. The names (as we can decipher them) listed are: David Warren, Moses Kenady, John Taylor, Richard Martin, Nicholas Mulland, Valentine Fails, Frederic Warren, Isaac Warren, Peter Hecklore, John Warren, Peter Cool, Thomas Longshore, Robert Givens, John Balbzley, Peter Sclusher, Jacob Hatfield, James Collenz, H. Little, Samuel H. Little of Pine Grove, George Sourz, John Clapper. Some of the treatments listed are vaccinations, venesection (drawing blood), emetics, tinctures and other medicines. There are several entries that mention schooling, leading one to assume that the physician writing these notes was schooling someone whose family was paying a modest sum. The ledger is dated April 23, 1829 to August 22, 1829. & & The two parts, taken together, provide the reader with an insightful glimpse into late 18th and early 19th century medical and pharmacological practice with very clear recipes for common medications and directions for usage. A must for anyone studying early medicines.

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        The gardeners kalendar : directing what works are necessary to be done every month, in the kitchen, fruit, and pleasure gardens, and in the conservatory:: with an account of the particular seasons for the propagation and use of all sorts of esculent plants and fruits proper for the table, and of all sorts of flowers, plants, and trees, that flower in every month

      London : printed for C. Rivington, at the Bible and Crown in St. Paul's Church-Yard 1739 - Physical description: xv, 333, [11] p., frontis. ; 21 cm. Subjects: Gardening -- Horticulture -- Flowers -- Vegetables -- Early works to 1800. With an index [11]p. bound in at end. Referenced by: Henrey, 1132. Referenced by: English Short Title Catalog, N3406. Finely bound in modern aniline calf-backed marbled boards. Gilt-blocked leather label to spine, with raised bands. Some light dust marks scattered around the page margins, with heavier instances in the margins of the terminal index pages Previous owner's signature to the title page. Remains particlularly well-preserved overall. 1 Kg. 333 pp. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        MANUSCRIPT MEDICAL NOTES in Two Parts. Part I - Pharmacological Receipts. Part II - Pharmacological Receipts/ Financial Records

      (n. p.):. (n. d.).. 7-1/2" x 6". Ca. late 18th C. or early 19th C. Part I - [14] pp. Part II - [36] pp.. Self-wrappers, sewn.. Toning to pages consistent with aging. The ink used in Part I has. caused minor staining to the paper, but the text is quite clear. Part. II, with detached first leaf. We see hardly any staining from the. ink gall, some minor foxing, but all in all, a remarkably clean,. legible late 18th/ early 19th century manuscript. An About VG copy. of a unique, informative item.. This medical manuscript appears to us to have been written at several different times. The first section (Part I) is a fascinating list of pharmacological recipes with descriptions and dosage amounts for tinctures, decoctions, cinchonas, emetics and the like for treating various ailments. While undated, the medicines, ingredients and names for ailments are consistent with the late 18th to early 19th century medical knowledge. The manuscript contains a recipe for Tartarized Antimony, tinctures for typhus and diarrhea, treatment for ophthalmia membranum (crab eyes), cynanche maligna, for Catarrhalis tussis, tussis stomachialis, pulmonary consumption and a tonic for gout. The handwriting is elegant and quite legible. This quire of 4 sheets (8 pages) is tied together with a coarse string. Part II is comprised of two different parts - pharmacological receipts similar to those in Part I, and financial records. This quire originally had 14 sheets (28 pages), but several pages have been excised. This section is the same size as Part I, and appears to be on the same type of paper. The handwriting, while still very legible, appears to have been written with a touch more haste than Part I, which appears as if the author took special pains to write very clear notes. This quire is tied together with linen or cotten thread, although because of excisions, some pages are loose. As stated, Part II (A) begins with pharmacological receipts detailing descriptions and dosage recommendations for Pulmonary Phthisis (tuberculosis) using wormwood, and one for phthisis consumption using Peruvian bark and oil of aniseed. Other remedies for treating active hemorrhoidal flux, fistula, asthma, pertussis, hysteria, melancholy, manic hysteria and dysentery follow. A discussion of anasarca (extreme generalized edema) is included with recipes for treatments and references to notable physicians of the day - Revd. Dr. Joseph Townsend, Sydenham, and Hoffman. This discussion is followed by recipes for Rachitis (rickets), Scrophula (scofula) treatments. The 2.5 page discussion regarding syphilis cites notable physician Dr. Cirillo of Naples, Italy - possibly Domenico Maria Leone Cirillo, born April 10, 1739, who was elected a fellow of the Royal Society of England. He was later to be hanged for treason on October 29, 1799 for having made statements against the government during the French occupation of Naples. During his work in Naples, he introduced many medical innovations, particularly inoculation for smallpox. The landuage as written in this manuscript reads: "Dr. Cirillo of Naples, in the year 1782 has been so kind as to communicate his celebrated ointment..." Due to the tense used, this statement may give us a clue to dating an otherwise undated manuscript. Following the section on syphilis, are sections on leprosy, gout (tonic [inflammatory] and atonic), pulsation of the blood, cynache maligna (putrid sore throat such as throat cancer in adults but more commonly diphtheria in children), and catarrh. Part II (B) consists of 7 pages of a ledger giving name, complaint, treatment and charge. In writing the ledger, the quire was turned over and begun on the back, ending with approximately 8 blank pages between sections A and B. This section is dated 1829, beginning on April 23rd. The names (as we can decipher them) listed are: David Warren, Moses Kenady, John Taylor, Richard Martin, Nicholas Mulland, Valentine Fails, Frederic Warren, Isaac Warren, Peter Hecklore, John Warren, Peter Cool, Thomas Longshore, Robert Givens, John Balbzley, Peter Sclusher, Jacob Hatfield, James Collenz, H. Little, Samuel H. Little of Pine Grove, George Sourz, John Clapper. Some of the treatments listed are vaccinations, venesection (drawing blood), emetics, tinctures and other medicines. There are several entries that mention schooling, leading one to assume that the physician writing these notes was schooling someone whose family was paying a modest sum. The ledger is dated April 23, 1829 to August 22, 1829. The two parts, taken together, provide the reader with an insightful glimpse into late 18th and early 19th century medical and pharmacological practice with very clear recipes for common medications and directions for usage. A must for anyone studying early medicines.

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        Pharmacopoeia Pauperum: or, the Hospital Dispensatory: Containing the chief Medicines now used in the Hospitals of London; with Suitable Instructions for their Common Use

      London:: T. Longman,, 1739.. The Fourth Edition much enlarged.. Hardcover. Very Good+. [ii], x, 167, [i]. Early ownership name on pastedown. Clearly printed, and pages very bright and clean. Text block firm, edges sprinkled. 12mo, 6.5 x 4 ins, in perhaps later full sprinkled calf, ruled in gilt, with four raised bands with new label. Very fresh copy.

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        A Commentary Upon the Larger and Lesser Prophets: Being a Continuation of Bishop Patrick. by William Lowth .

      London : Printed For D. Midwinter, A. Bettesworth And C. Hitch, J. Pemberton, W. Innys, [And 8 Others] 1739 - Physical desc. : [4], iv, 540p. ; 2o. Subject: Bible. O. T. Prophets. - Commentaries. Originally published in separate portions between 1714 and 1725. Referenced by: ESTC, T113680. Very good copy in the original, full aniline calf. Professionally and period sympathetically re-backed with a red Morocco gilt-blocked label; very impressively finished. Remains particularly well-preserved overall; tight, bright, clean and strong. 4 Kg. 540 pp. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        THE JEWISH SPY: BEING A PHILOSOPHICAL, HISTORICAL AND CRITICAL CORRESPONDENCE, BY LETTERS WITCH LATELY PASS'D BETWEEN CERTAIN JEWS IN TUKEY, ITALY, FRANCE & C. TRANSL. FROM THE ORIG. INTO FRENCH, BY THE MARQUIS D'ARGENS, AND NOW DONE INTO ENGLISH

      London; Printed For D. Browne And R. Hett 1739 - Later half calf and marbled boards. 16mo. Xii, 303, [45] pages. 17 cm. First English edition. Translated from the original into French, by the Marquis d'Argens; and now done into English. A translation of the first 40 letters only of Lettres juives. "The original ‘Lettres juives, ou correspondence philosophique, historique et critique ’ began publication as a series of weekly pamphlets as early as March or April, 1736. By 1737, a year after they were printed at the Hague in book form, they were well known throughout France. The first English edition, entitled The Jewish Spy, appeared in London in 1739 (first forty letters only) – followed by four more volumes in 1740. The second edition, in five volumes, appeared in 1744. Matters relating to Jews and Judaism occupy only a small portion of The Jewish Spy, but they engaged some sixteen letters completely [letters 1, 23, 36, etc. ], and references are scattered through no less than seventy others. D’Argens, though frequently salting his letters with earthy and ribald humor – often anti-clerical, rarely descends to jesting about Jews. Transparently, the author is no Judaeophile. He offers many harsh chastisements of both Faith and People. Just as he uses Judaism as a constant foil against the weaknesses of Christianity, he exalts Karaism time and again to the detraction of Rabbinism or traditional Judaism. undoubtedly he helped create the new atmosphere that made Emancipation possible by the end of the century. " (Stanley Brav, ‘Jews and Judaism in the Jewish Spy’; Studies in Bibliography and Booklore, volume 4, June 1960) . Later fine binding, half calf, raised bands outlined in gilt, title in gilt on spine, marbled boards. Subjects: Jews - Europe. Lettres juives. English. Selections. French Enlightenment. Books published before 1800. OCLC lists 29 copies. Light soiling to corner on title page, otherwise very clean and fresh. Great condition. (SPEC-36-54) [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        A Methodical Treatise of Replevins, Distresses, Avowries

      1739. [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.

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        A Treatise on Dissolvents of the Stone; And on Curing the Stone and Gout by Aliment. Shewing

      London: James Buckland, 1739. 1st ed., 1739. 12mo. 450 pp. + [19] pp. Index. Contemporary full calf. Contemporary bookplate of George Williams (front paste down) and his signature and date, 1799 (rear pastedown). This book came from the library of noted urologist and antiquarian medical book collector, Howard A, Kelly whose signature is on the second front endpaper. Typical leather wear, front board detached, good plus.. 1st Edition. Hardcover. Good.

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        An Hospital for Fools. A Dramatic Fable. As it is acted at the Theatre-Royal, by His Majesty's Servants. To which is added the Songs. with their Basses and Symphonies, and Transposed for the Flute. The Musick by Mr. Arne. Sung by Mrs. Clive

      London: printed for J. Watts at the Printing - Office in Wild-Court near Lincoln's-Inn Fields, 1739. (ARNE, THOMAS) First edition; without half-title. 8vo. [10], [5]-28, [8]pp. Several pages with printed music. 19th-century speckled calf, leather spine label, a.e.g. Joints slightly rubbed. ESTCT36691 . First performed on November 15, 1739 at Drury Lane, where Arne was house composer. A relatively early operetta by Arne (1710-1788), who is often credited with the revival of the English opera, influenced Handel, and will forever be remembered as the composer of "Rule, Britannia"

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        An Hospital for Fools. A Dramatic Fable. As it is acted at the Theatre- Royal, by His Majesty's Servants. To which is added the Songs. with their Basses and Symphonies, and Transposed for the Flute. The Musick by Mr. Arne. Sung by Mrs. Clive

      London: printed for J. Watts at the Printing - Office in Wild-Court near Lincoln's-Inn Fields, 1739 - First performed on November 15, 1739 at Drury Lane, where Arne was house composer. A relatively early operetta by Arne (1710-1788), who is often credited with the revival of the English opera, influenced Handel, and will forever be remembered as the composer of "Rule, Britannia" (ARNE, THOMAS) First edition; without half-title. 8vo. [10], [5]-28, [8]pp. Several pages with printed music. 19th-century speckled calf, leather spine label, a.e.g. Joints slightly rubbed. ESTCT36691 [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        An Hospital for Fools. A Dramatic Fable. As it is acted at the Theatre-Royal, by His Majesty's Servants. To which is added the Songs. with their Basses and Symphonies, and Transposed for the Flute. The Musick by Mr. Arne. Sung by Mrs. Clive

      London: printed for J. Watts at the PrintingOffice in Wild Court near Lincoln's Inn Fields 1739 London: printed for J. Watts at the Printing - Office in Wild-Court near Lincoln's-Inn Fields, 1739. (ARNE, THOMAS) First edition; without half-title. 8vo. [10], [5]-28, [8]pp. Several pages with printed music. 19th-century speckled calf, leather spine label, a.e.g. Joints slightly rubbed. ESTCT36691 . First performed on November 15, 1739 at Drury Lane, where Arne was house composer. A relatively early operetta by Arne (1710-1788), who is often credited with the revival of the English opera, influenced Handel, and will forever be remembered as the composer of "Rule, Britannia"

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        Rön af mätekonsten til utletande af hwarjehanda kärils innehåll uti swenskt måt och mål.

      Efter kongl. maij:ts och riksens Cammar-collegii godtfinnande för säkerheten af kronones tulltägt, jämte behörige taflor och kåpparstycken, igenom kongl. Landmäteri-contoiret och upsyningen öfwer Justeringswärket af trycket utgifne åhr 1739. Sthlm, J. L. Horrn, (1739). 4:o. (12),23,(1) s. & 3 utvikbara grav. tabeller & 1 utvikbar grav. plansch + Kongl. maj:t förnyade förordning, angående måhl, mått och wigt. Gifwen Stockholm i råd-cammaren then 29 maij 1739. Sthlm, P. Momma, (1739). 4:o. (24) s. + Kongl. maj:ts förnyade stadga och förordning, angående tienstefolck och legohion. Gifwen Stockholm i råd-cammaren then 21 augusti 1739. Sthlm, P. Momma, (1739). 4:o. (39) s. + Ytterligare publication, angående måhl, mått och wigts justerande. Gifwen Stockholms råd-hus, then 7 decembris a:o 1739. Sthlm, J. L. Horrn, (1739). 4:o. (4) s. + En mängd andra förordningar från åren 1739-40. Samtida ngt nött marmorerat pappomslag med liten pappersförlust nedtill på ryggen. Ett par arbeten lätt lagerfläckiga i marginalerna och någon enstaka liten lagerfläck. Den grav. planschen i första arbetet med liten reva. Med L. F. Rääfs exlibris.. Smutstitelbladet till första arbetet med texten: "Rymdemätning". Den första graverade tabellen är signerad av E. Geringius. Detta var Faggots första arbete och tillkom som en följd av hans deltagande i kommissionen för justering av mått och vikt, vars målsättning var att standardisera måttenheterna i Sverige

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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, 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, chippped. 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.

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        Lucernae fictiles Musei Passerii.

      [Niccolo] Gavelli, 1739 [-1743-1751.], Pesaro - First edition of this celebrated illustrated account of Passeri's collection of oil-lamps. The collection was feted in its day as the best of its kind, but scholars have subsequently proved Passeri to have been the most gullible of collectors and that his collection consisted almost entirely of fakes. The work is thus a rather remakable testimony to the unfortunate fervour of an eighteenth-century collector. The frontispiece in volume 1 is a portrait of the Archbishop Friderico Lantio de Ruvere, engraved by Carlo Gregori after Giuseppe Menabuoni; emblematic title vignette by Giovanni Battista Passeri, engraved by Vincenzo Franceschini. The plates and head- and tail-pieces, are engraved after Giuseppe Menabuoni, mainly by Vincenzo Franceschini. 3 vols bound in 2, folio (346 × 220 mm), pp. [xvi], xxviii, 92; [x], xii, 73, [1]; [viii], xvi, 147, [1]. First title printed in red and black, engraved vignettes to all titles, complete with 322 engraved plates and several engraved vignettes. Contemporary mottled calf, expertly rebacked to style preserving the original labels. Slightly rubbed with corners worn. Quicke family armorial bookplate to first vol., early inscription (John Quicke) to second title. An excellent copy. [Attributes: First Edition]

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        A Defence of Natural and Revealed Religion:

      the Year 1732.) 1739 - A scarce example of this collection of Boyle Lectures on the existence of God delivered between the years 1691 and 1732. Complete in three volumes. First edition. VERY SCARCEThe Boyle Lectures were named after Robert Boyle, a prominent English/Irish natural philosopher of the 17th century. Boyle endowed a series of lectures in his will, which were designed as a forum where prominent academics could discuss the existence of God. The very first such lecture was given in 1692 by Richard Bentley, who turned to and received four letters from Isaac Newton. The aim of the lectures, as expressed by Boyle, is to prove the truth of the Christian religion against infidels, without descending to any controversies among Christians; and to answer new difficulties, scruples, etc. Some lecturers targeted Christian Deism. The Boyle lectures were revived in 2004 at St Mary-le-Bow church in the City of London by Dr Michael Byrne, and continue to this day. Condition: Expertly rebacked in quarter roan bindings with roan covered boards. Externally, sound with slight rubbing and wear to extremities, though spines remain smart. Internally, firmly bound. With a bookplate and small ink inscriptions to front pastedown of each volume of David Arthur Palin. With slight marks, spotting and one or two tidemarks to the first and last pages of each volume. Otherwise, generally bright and clean. One very small closed tear to the tail of one front blank. Overall: VERY GOOD INDEED [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        [Plate illustrating the defeat of the Spanish Armada by the English Fleet under the command of Lord Howard of Effingham in 1588] [Pl. V]

      London: John Pine, 24 June 1739. Engraved plate printed in blue. Very good condition apart from a few skillfully repaired small tears at the right edge of the decorative border. 14 7/8 x 23 1/2 inches. A beautiful plate from a highly decorative series of great historical value. This fine image is from Pine's The Tapestry Hangings of the House of lords Representing the several Engagements between the English and Spanish Fleets, in the ever memorable Year 1588... Shortly after the defeat of the Armada, Lord Howard of Effingham commissioned a series of charts of the various phases of the action from Robert Adams. Adams' works were then passed on to H.C. Vroom, who produced a collection of tapestry designs based on them. These designs were subsequently woven by Francis Spring of Haarlem in Holland. The completed works were later sold to James I and eventually ended up in the House of Lords. Since almost all of the hangings perished in the fire of 1834 at the Palace of Westminster, the plates from this series constitute the only visual record of these valuable images. Cf. Berlin Catalogue 1677.

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        Il Gonnalla. Canti XII con gli argomenti di ciascun canto

      Per Dionigi Ramanzini,, In Verona, 1739 - Cm. 29, pp. (4) 280. Bell'antiporta figurata raffigurante il Gonnella e vignetta al frontespizio. Legatura coeva in cart. alla rustica con nervi passanti e titoli manoscritti al dorso. Esemplare marginoso e genuino, fresco ed in ottimo stato di conservazione. Edizione originale ed unica di questa raccolta di versi in stile purista composti dal letterato veronese Giulio Cesare Beccelli (1686-1750). [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        LA THEORIE, ET LA PRATIQUE DU JARDINAGE, OU L'ON TRAITE A FOND DES BEAUX JARDINS APPELLES COMMUNEMENT LES JARDINS DE PLAISANCE, ET DE PROPRETE. CONTENANT PLUSIEURS PLANS ET DISPOSITIONS

      A La Haye.: Ches Jean Martin Husson., 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.... Third Edition. Full-Leather. Good. 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall.

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        Instituzioni Meccaniche. Trattato

      20 folding engraved plates. Title printed in red & black. viii, 160 pp. 8vo, orig. limp boards, uncut. Florence: G.G. Tartini & S. Franchi, 1739. First edition. "This treatise is divided into ten chapters; they concern uniform movement, the moment of any kind of force, the center of gravity, motion composed of more uniform motion, as well as machines that facilitate motion. The next two chapters concern, first, accelerated and retarded motions, and second, motions composed of uniform and of accelerated motion, both of which make reference to his note on naturally accelerated motion which appears in the latest edition of the works of Galileo. The remaining chapters are devoted to percussion, to the pendulum, and finally to the resistance of solids... "As well as the note on naturally accelerated motion mentioned above, Grandi refers in the preface to his other contributions to the latest edition of Galileo's works. These include his edition of the treatise on the uniform resistance of solids begun by Viviani, and his demonstration concerning the motion of solid bodies in a liquid medium."-Roberts & Trent, Bibliotheca Mechanica, p. 144. Grandi (1671-1742), a devoted Newtonian, was a member of the Royal Society and introduced Leibnizian calculus into Italy. He also performed successful work in theoretical and practical mechanics; his studies in hydraulics evoked considerable interest from the governments of central Italy. Fine copy in original state. ❧ D.S.B., V, pp. 498-550. Riccardi, I, 627-"Buona ediz." .

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