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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]

      [Bookseller: McLaren Books Ltd., ABA, PBFA, ILAB]
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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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        Mechanica Expositio Venenorum variis dissertatione comprehensa. Accedit ejusdem. Dissertatio de Imperio Solis ac Lunae in corpora humana et morbis inde oriundis. Item adjecta Hermanni Boerhaave De Mercurio Experimenta.

      Amsterdam, Naples, Bernardioni Cesarii, 1739. - in-8. 4ff. 223pp. Parchemin de l'époque. Première édition italienne de cet ouvrage qui réunit 3 ouvrages rares d'ésotérisme et de chimie. Le «De Imperio Solis ac Lunae in corpora humana» de Richard Mead (1663-1754), est considéré comme le point de départ de la théorie de Mesmer et la source du premier ouvrage de celui-ci: «Dissertatio physico-medica de planetarum influxu», paru en 1766 (Voir à ce sujet l?étude de Pattie: «Mesmer medical dissertation and its debt to Mead?s ?De Imperio solis ac lunae» (in: «Journal of Historical Medical & allied Sciences», 1956, pp. 275-287). Ce volume contient ensuite un autre ouvrage de Richard Mead de toxicologie et finit avec un des textes de chimie les plus rares d?Hermann Boerhaave: "De Mercurio Experimenta". Rousseurs. Bon exemplaire. 1 seul exemplaire au NUC.

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        A Book of Architecture, Containing Designs of Buildings and Ornaments

      London: W. Innys and R. Manby, At the West End of St. Paul's, J. and P. Knapton, in Ludgate-Street: and C. Hitch, in Paternoster-Row. Covers worn but later spine laid in - now with loss to tail and less so to head. Hinges split. Endpapers creased and torn. Bookplate to front pastedown. Title page damaged and repaired as well as being slightly soiled. "Crease" to center of the text pages - possibly due to a binding problem. Short tears to three of the folding plates - not affecting the image - and a short tear to one of the single page plates - also not affecting the image. Light foxing to two plates. Last plate creased and having a short tear. The rest of the plates are in very good condition. 1739. The Second Edition. Leather cover. 470mm x 305mm (19" x 12"). Illustrated with 150 engraved plates, 4 of which are folded. .

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        Recueil des Pieces mises au Theatre François par M. Le Sage. (2 Tomes)

      Paris: Chez Jacques Barois Fils., 1739 Tome Premier: (4p) - 420 pages. Tome Second: (4p) - 389 pages - (3p, Approbation, Privilège du Roy). Reliures en cuir, dos à 5 nerfs, dorures sur les plats et au dos. Reliure du XXe Siècle de Trautz-Bauzonnet, en maroquin rouge. Tranches dorés. Pages de garde marbrées. Pages intérieures en parfaite condition, propres et solide. Ex-libris de Louis Barthou (1862-1934) sur la page de garde du Volume I. De 1894 à 1934, Louis Barthou a été ministre dans quinze gouvernements pendant une durée cumulée de treize ans et demi. MAGNIFIQUE ENSEMBLE! Photos disponibles sur demande.

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        Cotejo de la Conducta de S M Con la de el Rey Britanico, Assi.

      1739 - [Anglo-Spanish War]. Cotejo de la Conducta de S M Con la de el Rey Britanico, Assi en la Acaecido Antes de la Convencion de 14. de Enero de Este Anno de 1739 Como en lo Obrado Despues, Hasta la Publicacion de Represalias, y Declaracion de Guerra: Con Licencia en Madrid. His Catholick Majesty's Conduct Compared With That of His Britannick Majesty, As Well With Regard, To What Happened Before the Convention of the 14th of January of This Year 1739, As to What Has Been Done Since, Untill the Publication of Reprisals and Declaration of War: Printed by Authority at Madrid by Antonio Marin. London: Printed for T. Cooper, [1739]. 63 pp. Octavo (8" x 5"). Later quarter morocco over textured paper boards, gilt title to spine. Some rubbing to joints, corners lightly bumped, hinges just starting at ends. Discoloration to free endpapers, light toning to text, somewhat heavier in a few places. Early owner signature (V: Eyre) to head of title page, interior otherwise clean. * Only edition. A legalistic analysis of Spanish claims advanced during the Anglo-Spanish War (1739-1748). Also known as the War of Jenkins' Ear (after the conflict's flashpoint), it related to Great Britain's exclusive right, granted by the Treaty of Utrecht at the end of the War of the Spanish Succession (1713), to ply the slave trade and sell other goods in Spain's American colonies. This war was eventually subsumed into the War of the Austrian Succession (1742-1748). The signature in this copy may be that of Sir James Eyre [1734-1799], the notable judge, later chief justice of the Common Pleas. Sabin, A Dictionary of Books Relating to America 17026. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        [The Massacre of the Innocents]

      [Venice: J. Baptist Pasquali, No date but 1739]. Woodcut by Jackson, printed from four blocks in buff, violet-gray, light brown and dark violet- brown, dedicated to Smart Lethieullie. Image Size: 15 7/8 x 21 1/8 inches. [Kainen 18]. Cut to the edge of the image and backed onto '1823' wove paper. A fine example of Jackson's work: one of the extraordinary chiaroscuro woodcuts from his very rare masterpiece: 'Titiani Vecelii Pauli Caliarii Jacobi Robusti et Jacobi de Ponte Opera selectiora a Joanne Baptista Jackson, Anglo ligno coelata et coloribus adumbrata' - one of the great glories of 18th-century print-making. Jackson began the Titiani Vecelii... in 1739 with three subscribers, and despite difficulties in obtaining other subscribers due to the outbreak of war in Europe, he managed to complete the twenty-four prints depicting 17 paintings by 1743, and the work was published as a bound volume in 1745. During the four and a half years Jackson was involved in this project, he included the techniques of embossing in his prints, he had cut and proofed ninety-four blocks, and had brought chiaroscuro forward as a strong alternative to standard engraving as a means of reproducing paintings. In his book of 1754, An Essay on the Invention of Engraving and Printing in Chiaro Oscuro, Jackson comments on his medium; "... there is a masterly and free Drawing [in chiaroscuro], a boldness of Engraving and Relief, which pleases a true Taste more than all the little Exactness found in the Engravings in Copper plates..." Cf. Bigmore & Wyman A Bibliography of Printing (1880-1886) I, pp.205 and 365; cf. Burch Colour Printing and Colour Printers pp.72-77; cf. Chatto & Jackson A Treatise on Wood- Engraving (1861) pp.453-457; cf. Frankau Eighteenth-Century Colour-Prints (1907) pp.42-46; cf. Hardie English Coloured Books (1906) pp.19-27; Kainen John Baptist Jackson: 18th-Century Master of the Color Woodcut (1962) 18; cf. Le Blanc Manuel de l'amateur d'estampes (1854-1888) II, p.416; cf. Linton The Masters of Wood Engraving (1889) p.214; cf Nagler Allgemeines Kunstler-Lexicon (1835-1852) VI, pp383-384

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        Corps Universel Diplomatique du Droit des Gens... 24 books in 13 volum

      1739. Dumont, Jean, Baron de Carelscroon [1667-1727]. Rousset de Missy, Jean [1686-1762]. Barbeyrac, Jean [1674-1744]. Corps Universel Diplomatique du Droit des Gens; Contenant un Recueil des Traitez d'Alliance, de Paix, De Treve, de Neutralite, De Commerce, d'Echange, de Protection & de Garantie, De Toutes les Conventions, Transactions, Pactes, Concordats, & Autres Contrats, Qui ont Ete Faits en Europe, Depuis le Regne de l'Empereur Charlemagne Jusques a Present; Avec les Capitulations Imperiales et Royales; Les Sentences Arbitrales & Souveraines dans les Causes Importates; Les Declarations de Guerre, Les Contrats de Mariage des Grands Princes, Leurs Testamens, Donations, Renonciations, & Protstations; Les Investitures des Grands Fiefs: Les Erections des Grandes Dignites, Celles des Grandes Compagnies de Commerce, & En General de Tous les Titres, Sous quelque Nom qu'on les Designe, Qui Peuvent Servir a Fonder, Etablir, Ou Justifier. Les Droits et les Interets des Princes et Etats de l'Europe; Le tout Tire en Partie des Archives de la Tres-Auguste Maison d'Autriche, & En Partie de Celles de Quelques Autres Princes & Etats; Comme Aussi des Protocolles de Quelques Grands Ministres; Des Manuscrits de la Bibliotheque Royale de Berlin; Des Meilleures Collections, Qui ont deja Paru Tant en Allemagne, Qu'en France, en Angleterre, En Hollande, & Ailleurs; Sur Tout des Actes de Rymer; & Enfin les plus Estimes, Soit en Histoire, En Politique, Ou en Droit. Amsterdam and The Hague: Chez P. Brunel, R. et G. Wetstein, Les Janssons Waesberge, et L'Honore et Chatelain [et al.], 1726-31. [With] Supplement au Corps Universel Diplomatique du Droit des Gens... Amsterdam and The Hague: Chez P. Brunel, R. et G. Wetstein, Les Janssons Waesberge, et L'Honore et Chatelain [et al.], 1739. 24 books bound in 13 volumes. Main text in parallel columns. Complete set. Folio (18" x 11"). Contemporary three-quarter vellum over cloth, raised bands and lettering pieces to spines, edges rouged. Light soiling, some rubbing to extremities with wear to corners and heads of spines, a few hinges starting, first gathering of Volume I partially detached. Title pages printed in red and black, woodcut head and tail-pieces, Volume I and Volume I of the Supplement have additional copperplate pictorial ti

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        Officia propria ordinis servorum beatae Mariae virginis ex concessione sedis apostolicae à fratribus ejusdem instituti recitanda Reverendissimi P. Magistri Petri Mariae Pieri Senensis olim praelaudati totius ordinis prioris generalis. Nunc verò S. R. E. tituli S. Joannis ante Portam Latinam Presbyteri Cardinalis. Sollicitudine impressa

      Rom, Mainardi 1739. 18 cm. 20, 527, (1) Seiten mit gestochener Titelvignette und 2 blattgroßen Textkupfern von J. B. Jacobini nach Aug. Massucci. Festeinband, Ledereinband der Zeit mit Rückenvergoldung und dreiseitigem Goldschnitt - In schöner Typographie rot und schwarz gedruckt, mit Widmungsvorrede (dat. 1729) an Pietro Maria Pieri (1675 - 1743), seit 1734 Kardinal von Siena. Einleitung: "Kalendarium Officiorum Ordinis Sevorum Beatae Mariae Virginis"; "Lectiones suo loco pronuncianda in Martyrologio Romano". Berieben, Blattränder stellenweise fingerfleckig, Stempel auf Titelrückseite - Sprache / Language: Lateinisch / Latin -

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        Academie universelle des jeux, contenant les régles des jeux de quadrille, & quintille, de l'hombre à trois, du piquet, du réversis, des echecs, du trictrac; & de tous les autres jeux.

      Avec des instructions faciles pour aprendre à les bien joüer. Nouvelle edition. Paris, chez T. le Gras, 1739. 8:o. (I)-II. 12:o. (24),179 + 180-588 s. Ngt nött samtida skinnbd med upphöjda bind, rikt guldornerad rygg och brun titeletikett i marokäng samt kantdekor på pärmarna. Stänkta snitt. Ryggen aningen blekt och torr. Pärmarna med några nötmärken och fläckar. Enstaka småfläckar och delvis med svag fuktrand i övre hörnet. Veck i texten med obetydlig textförlust på s. 427. Liten fläck i texten på s. 581-82. Samtida anteckningar om innehållet på för- och eftersättsbladet. Från Leuhusenska fideikommissbiblioteket

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        HYMNS AND SACRED POEMS

      London: Printed By W. Strahan and Sold By James Hutton..., 1739. pp. [2], x, [6], 223, [3]. Contemporary full calf binding good, leather partially cracked to the joints, but still holding firmly, some chipping to the head/tail of the spine. Contents clean and tight, good margins, some worming to the lower inner corners of the last pages, but restricted to the margin and not affecting text; a couple of very small holes, evidently paper faults, to the lower margin of pages 217/218, but not affecting text, a few pages a little browned marked, but contents generally in very good condition; end paper lightly marked and pencil signature of Katharine L. Locke dated August 13th 1854 to the front blank. A good/very good copy of this scarce and important early hymnbook (published the same year as the first and second editions). . Third Edition. Full Leather. Very Good/No dust jacket. 12mo.

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        Die aus denen antiquen Principiis naturalibus Numerorum eröfnete Arithmetica Compendiosissima, oder die durch blosses Auffschlagen in einem bequemen Rechnungs-Lexicon sich selbst-rechnende Rechen-Kunst, Mit welcher alle Menschen, so nur die Zahlen kennen, vermögend seynd, die mögliche Fälle der ganzen Rechen-Kunst...behend aufzulösen...und ohne Erlernung des sogenannten Ein mal Eins...alles ausrechen können

      Several woodcuts & extensive tables in the text. 24 p.l., 501, [1] pp. Large 4to, cont. polished speckled calf, initials on upper cover "F.G.Z.S.H.v.W. 1739," spine finely gilt, red morocco lettering piece on spine. Nuremberg: J.M. Seitz & C.C. Zell, 1739. First edition and a very fine copy from the library of [Karl] Friedrich Graf zu Sayn Hohenstein und Wittgenstein (1708-56), with his initials on the upper cover (one sees books from his library on the market from time-to-time. It must have been a fine and handsome collection). Schuebler (1689-1741), was a prominent Nuremberg mathematician, architect, and artist, who wrote many standard works on the design of houses, public buildings, and gardens. He was also engaged in various fields of applied mathematics and became a member of the Royal Prussian Academy of Sciences in 1735. The present work is a practical introduction to all aspects of calculation including multiplication, division, trigonometry (with references to Napier), arithmetical and geometrical progressions, etc. A very fine copy and rare with no copy in the U.S., according to OCLC. ❧ Poggendorff, II, 853. .

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        Bibliotheca Belgica, sive virorum in Belgio vita, scriptisque illustrium.. 2 volumes

      Bruxellis., Per Petrum Foppens., 1739. 2 volumes, 25 x 20 cms, titelblad, xxxxi, ( iii), 1- 600, 601 - titelblad, 1233 bladzijden. 144 gegraveerde portretten. Portret van Scaliger losliggend. Enkele bladen met scheur in de marge. De 5 uitvouwbare portretten hebben enkele scheuren nabij de vouwen. Lederen banden uit de tijd met slijtage aan de ruggen en hoeken. Schutbladen. Exlibris; Giard, Lille. KEYWORDS: Belgium Brabant. Nederland. literature church history. bibliography.

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        Della natura de' fiumi, trattato fisico-matematico ... Nuova edizione con le annotazioni di Eustachio Manfredi

      Bologna: stamperia di Lelio dalla Volpe. 1739. Second and best edition, 4to, pp. [8], xvi,427, [1]; engraved vignette title-p., 18 engraved folding plates; a very good, sound copy in contemporary full vellum, old morocco label on spine, sprinkled edges. "The Nature of Rivers" has been called "Guglielmini's major work and one of the most important hydraulic works of its time" (see Roberts & Trent, Bibliotheca Mechanica, pp. 151-2 for the first edition of 1697). The second edition is preferred as it contains additional plates and text, with corrections and the annotations by Manfredi. This copy with the early ownership signature of Alex. Black. Brunet II, 1802; Graesse III, p. 177.

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        Ad amplissimum Virum Bernardum Tanuccium, Regis nostri a secretis epistola.Qua ad XXX virorum clarssimorum de dedicatione sub ascia commentationes integrae recensentur. Quibus idem Mazochius adnotationes adspersit curasque posteriores adjunxit.

      Musca., Neapoli. 1739 - In 8°, p. perg., pp. 330. Barbe. Antip. con inc. a tutta p. Fioriture. Testo principalmente in latino con alcuni passaggi in italiano e francese antico. Raro.

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        Commentatio in Constitutionem criminalem Carolinam medica variis titulis et articulis ratione et experientia explicatis ac confirmatis comprehensa, ... multisque testimoniis juridicis et medicis probata ac indice pleniori instructa

      Halle, Waisenhaus 1739. 22 cm. (22), 364, (16) Seiten mit gestochenem Frontispiz, Festeinband, Pappband der Zeit mit Rückenschild, Titelblatt in Rot- und Schwarzdruck - Blake 8 - Hirsch / Hübotter I, 64f (vgl.) - Jöcher / Adelung I, 439 - Waller 257 - Erstausgabe. Behandelt die medizinischen Aspekte der Carolina, unter anderem die Folgen der Tortur und der Kerkerhaft. Alberti (1682 - 1757), Professor der Medizin zu Jena, war auch auf medizinisch-forensischem Gebiet tätig (ADB I, 215). Teilweise stockfleckig, Blattränder stellenweise Feuchtigkeitsränder, Frontispiz rückseitig zeitgenössischer Besitzeintrag: "Es bibliothecae D: Brix de Wahlberg archiat: [Archiatros = Leibarzt, Hofarzt] Fürstenberg" - Sprache / Language: Lateinisch / Latin -

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        Vida del Venerable Apostólico Varón Padre Francisco de Gerónymo, de la Compañía de Jesús. Traducida en español por el Padre Manuel Antonio de Frías

      Madrid, en la Oficina de Don Gabriel del Barrio, Impressor de la Real Capilla de Su Magestad, 1739. 4to.; 8 hs., 685 pp. (mal numerada la última como 689), 3 hs. Ejemplar carente de la lámina grabada por Palomino. Encuadernación de época, en pergamino. Una fascinante visión de la vida cotidiana y la religiosidad popular en el Nápoles del seiscientos. Se relacionan numerosos ­y ruidosos­ prodigios médicos obrados por el popular jesuíta Padre Gerónimo, con la apoteósica intervención de San Ciro, cuyo culto introdujo en Italia, Renania, Austria y Bohemia. No faltan referencias a los favores y gracias concedidos en el Madrid borbónico de Felipe V.

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        Kong Christian den Femtes (- Christian den Syvendes allernaadigste) Forordninger og Aabne Breve, Som paa Prent ere udgangne Fra Lovens Publications Dato Indtil (Aar 1784).

      15 bind. Wielandts Bogtrykkerie/N.C. Höpffner 1739-1784. 4to. I samtidige uniforme marmorerede hellæderbind med rig tidtypisk rygforgyldning, gulbrunt titelfelt samt med det for hvert bind relevante kronede kongemonogram i guld. Enkelte top-kapitæler professionelt restaureret. Stempel på bageste forsatsblad i hvert bind. Meget stateligt sæt.. Den samlede lovgivning for Danmark og Norge fra udsendelsen af Christian den Femtes Danske Lov 15. april 1683 til første år i kronprins Frederiks reformperiode efter paladsrevolutionen i 1784. De enkelte bind følger dele af den givne konges regeringstid; Frederik IV's periode fra 1699-1730 omfatter således 3 bind. Overdådigt kildemateriale til tvillingrigernes forvaltning og kulturhistorie gennem over 100 år - og samtidig en veritabel pryd for en reol: 103 hyldecentimeter guld og brunmarmoreret skind

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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., 1739. 1st edition.. 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.

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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. 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).Borba de Moraes, 95; Hill, 99; James Ford Bell, B149; Kroepelien, 70; O'Reilly-Reitman, 230; Sabin, 4379; Taylor, 77; Tiele, 933n.

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        Vida de Nuestra Señora, Repartida en Quince Principales Mysterios, Meditados en los Quince Dias Primeors de Agosto Para Disponerse a Celebrar Con Devocion, y Fruto Su Triunfante Assumpcion en Cuerpo, y Alma a Los Ciclos, y Su Gloriosa Coronaci

      Mexico: Imprenta de las Siete Revueltas, 1739. Hardcover. Very good. A devotional focused on the Virgin Mary. OCLC lists eleven copies in institution holdings, seven in the United States, four abroad. 112 pp. [24], 12 mo. Full vellum binding with light creasing but no tears or losses. Original ties at foredge deteriorated years ago. Pastedowns front and rear have been removed or deteriorated, small remnants of original marbled papers. Light foxing within, understandable given its age.

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        Aragón, Reyno de Christo y dote de Maria Santissima, fundado sobre la Columna Inmobil de Nuestra Señora en su Ciudad de Zaragoza. Aumentado con las apariciones de la Santa Cruz, Santissimos Mysterios, Milagros del Santissimo Sacramento, Imagenes singulares de Christo, y con las aparecidas, halladas, antiguas y milagrosas de Nuestra Señora en el mismo Reyno

      Zaragoza, en la Oficina de Joseph Fort, 1739. Folio; 20 hs., 142 pp., 1 h., 550 pp., 4 hs. Ejemplar falto de una hoja de preliminares. Encuadernación moderna en media piel.

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        Six Overtures fitted to the Harpsicord or Spinnet [Subtitle]: viz. Justin Arminius Atalanta Alcina Ariodante Pastor fido... Being all proper Pieces for the improvement of the Hand on the Harpsicord or Spinnet. Sixth [-Tenth] Collection

      London: Walsh. [1739-ca. 1749]. Folio. Contemporary quarter mid-tan leather with marbled boards, paper label titled in manuscript to upper. 29, 25, 29, 27, 26 pp., with titles to each of the five volumes gathered as preliminaries and pasted back-to- back in order. Engraved throughout. With early manuscript overpaste to page 22 of the Tenth Collection, comprising an alternative rendering of the "March in Judas Maccabus[!]." Each part with separate printed corner pagination (the Sixth Collection with both printed corner and center pagination), with additional numbering in contemporary manuscript to the Seventh-Tenth Collections. & & The Seventh Collection contains Xerxes, Pharamond, Alexander Severus, Alexander's Feast, Athalia, and Berenice; the Eighth Collection contains Samson, The Sacred Oratorio, Saul, Deidamia, Hymen, and Pernasso in Festa; the Ninth Collection contains Belthazzar, Occasional Oratorio, Joseph, Hercules, Semele, and Saul; and the Tenth Collection contains Solomon, Susanna, Alexander Balus, Joshua, Judas Macchabeus, and Solomon.& & Binding somewhat worn and rubbed; boards partially detached; spine split and partially lacking. Slightly worn internally; several corners slightly creased; contemporary numbering in manuscript indicating corresponding pages within the volume where each piece is to be found. In very good condition overall. . All First Edition, first issues, except for the Sixth Collection, which is a second issue. Smith 14, 16, 17, 19 and 22. BUC p. 423. RISM H1304-1308.

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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

      London: printed for A. Bettesworth and C. Hitch ... [and others], 1739. Quarto. (9 5/8 x 7 1/2 inches). 28 folding engraved plates by Thomas Bowles and David Lockley after B. and T. Langley. 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.

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