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        A JOURNEY FROM ALEPPO TO JERUSALEM AT EASTER, A. D. 1697 The sixth edition, to which is now added an account of the author's journey to the banks of Euphrates at Beer, and to the country of Mesopotamia. With an index to the whole work, not in any former edition.

      Oxford and London: Printed at the Theatre for A. Peisley and W. Meadows 1740 - Sixth Edition. 171pp. Contemporary panelled calf. Gilt stamped label to the spine. Binding rubbed at joints. Internally fine, very clean with a contemporary ink initial to reverse of the title page and neat annotation to one text page. The engraved title vignette, 15 engraved plates (9 folding and 6 full page) and 4 small illustrations within the text are present as called for. An excellent copy. Further details and images for any of the items listed are available on request. Lucius Books welcomes direct contact with our customers. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: LUCIUS BOOKS (ABA, ILAB, PBFA)]
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        Gottfried Arnolds unpartheyische Kirchen und Ketzer Historien, Vom Anfang Des Neuen Testaments bis auf das Jahr Christi 1688.bey dieser neuen Auflage, an vielen Orten, nach dem Sinn und Verlangen, Des seel. AUCTORIS, Verbessert, vermehret, und in bequemere Ordnung gebracht, und mit dessen Bildnus und Lebens-Lauff geziert. 3 Pergamentbände der Zeit. I Band, 1740, Vorrede + 1602pp,. 2 Band, 1741, Vorrede+1166pp,.+ Allgemeines Register. 3 Band, 1742, Vorrede + 740pp,. +Allgemeines Register + Zweytes Und zwar Vollständiges VERBAL-und REAL-Register. Sehr schönes Exemplar.

      Schaffhausen, druckts und verlegts Emanuel und Benedict Hurter, Gebrüdere. 1740 - [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Laura Ovalles]
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        Andalucía] Accurata Designatio Celebris freti prope Andalusia, Castellum Gibraltar, inter in Europam et Africam, cum circumjacentibus Portubus, et Castellis.

      Augsburgo, c.1740. - Huella: 50x58. Papel: 52x62. Color de época. Mapa de la parte sureña de Andalucía, que recoge costas de Cádiz y Málaga, y las sierras de ambas provincias. Cartela muy decorativa, y 5 insertos. Muy buen estado. Magnífico ejemplar de la cartografía del barroco.

      [Bookseller: Librería Antonio Castro-Sevilla]
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        Wratislavia. Breslau die uhralte u Hochberühmte Haupt Statt des Herzogth. Schlesien. Kol. Kupferstich v. Seutter, um 1740. 40 x 56,5 cm.,

      1740 - Gesamtansicht aus der Vogelschau.- Mit 2 Legenden- und 2 Wappenkartuschen.- Ohne die Ansicht im Fußsteg.- Fußsteg angerändert. Gewicht in Gramm: 500

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Daniel Schramm e.K.]
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        Eigenh. Albumblatt mit U.

      Lübeck, 25. IV. 1740. - 1 S. Qu.-8vo. "- - docuisse fideliter artes, | Emollit mores, nec sinit esse feros" (Ovid). - Johann Jakob Melle, der Sohn von Archidiakon Samuel Gerhard von Melle, wurde 1745 jüngster Prediger der Hamburger Jakobskirche. "In der Folge ward er Archidiaconus und starb am 19. Jun. 1752" (Jöcher/Adelung IV, 1361). - Mit kleiner Numerierung am rechten oberen Blatt- und kl. Wurmspur am unteren Blattrand.

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat INLIBRIS Gilhofer Nfg. GmbH]
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        De morbis venereis libri novem. Editio altera.

      Paris, Cavelier, 1740. - 2 Bde. (4), XXXVI, 536, DXXXVII-DCVIII SS. (6), (537)-1196 SS. Neue Lederbände mit Rückentitel u. -fileten sowie einfachen Deckelfileten. Dreiseitiger Rotschnitt. 4to. Laut Hirsch beste Ausgabe des erstmals 1736 in lateinischer Sprache erschienenen Handbuchs. "Es existieren 21 verschiedene Ausgaben und Uebersetzungen dieses heute noch umfänglichsten Werkes über die venerischen Krankheiten [.] Es ist dies die werthvollste" (Hirsch/H.). "[A]dmirable and comprehensive book on the subject. It includes a careful review of the existing literature" (Garrison/M.) - Mit altem hs. Besitzvermerk "Jung" am Titel des ersten Bandes. - Schönes und sehr sauberes Exemplar in hervorragenden Einbänden im Stil der Zeit. Eales, Cole Libr. I, 1442. Haeser II, 603. Hirsch/Hübotter I, 230. Osler 1851. Proksch I, 30. Wolfenbüttel 101. Vgl. Garrison/Morton 5195, Lesky 33. Waller 513. Wellcome II, 64.

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat INLIBRIS Gilhofer Nfg. GmbH]
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        The Musical Entertainer... Vol. I [of 2] only

      London: Geo. Bickham. [ca. 1740]. Tall folio. Half dark green leather with marbled boards. 2ff. (subscribers list and contents), 4ff. (the Music section as it appears in The Universal Penman, engraved by George Bickham, Sr.) + 100ff., each printed on one side only, with large, elaborate vignettes to upper portions of each illustrating the song, signed in the plate by J. Bickham Jr., with several of the plates after drawings by Gravelot. The music appears below the illustration, with most pieces set for voice and figured bass with a separate part for flute. Named composers include Handel, Lampe, Gladwin, Green, Turner, Carey, Putti, Monro, Popely, Corelli, Holcombe, Stanley, Howard, Leveridge, Henry Purcell, Hudson, Festing, Vincent and Neale. Singers mentioned include Senesino and Isabella Young. & & With the bookplate of Gilbert Samuel Inglefield, former Lord Mayor of London. Binding worn, rubbed and bumped; hinges splitting. Lacking title. Occasional repairs and several small tears; some staining. Quite a good copy overall. . Probable second edition. BUC p. 107. RISM BII p. 245. & & First published in parts, in 1738-39 in two volumes of 100 plates each, then reissued in 1740. & & "[Bickham] was principally famous in music circles for his two illustrated folio volumes The Musical Entertainer, first issued in fortnightly parts, each containing four plates, from January 1737 to December 1739. The 200 plates are songs, headed and surrounded with pictorial embellishments illustrative of the song..., and engraved in the style of and even copied directly from Gravelot and Watteau. This work was the first of its kind to be published in England and quickly produced imitators such as Lampe’s British Melody, engraved by Benjamin Cole."& & "A second edition, corrected by Lampe, was also issued in parts (1740–41), and a third, printed from the original plates, appeared in 1765, issued by John Ryall. Other musical works engraved by Bickham include Songs in the Opera of Flora (1737), An Easy Introduction to Dancing (1738) and the frontispiece for Simpson’s The Delightful Pocket Companion for the German Flute (c1745)." Frank Kidson et al in Grove online& & The Musical Entertainer was considered one of the finest 18th century illustrated books. Complete copies of this monumental work are very rare.

      [Bookseller: J & J Lubrano Music Antiquarians LLC]
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        The Musical Entertainer... Vol. I (of 2) only

      London: Geo. Bickham. [ca. 1740]. Tall folio. Contemporary dark brown calf. 1f. (illustrated title) + 100ff., each printed on one side only, with large, elaborate vignettes to upper portions of each illustrating the song, signed in the plate by J. Bickham Jr., with several of the plates after drawings by Gravelot. The music appears below the illustration, set for voice and figured bass with a separate part for flute. Named composers include Handel, Lampe, Gladwin, Green, Turner, Carey, Putti, Monro, Popely, Corelli, Holcombe, Stanley, Howard, Leveridge, Henry Purcell, Hudson, Festing, Vincent and Neale. Singers mentioned include Senesino and Isabella Young. & & Lacking list of subscribers, index and 28 plates (numbers 4, 7-8, 10-11, 13, 16, 18-19, 21, 24, 36, 42, 45, 48-49, 66, 71-74, 76, 78-81, 88 and 99; plates 17, 20, 22, 23 and 77 loosely inserted. Very light dampstaining throughout; first and last leaves torn at edges and laid down; some creasing, spotting and soiling; several repairs. . Probable second edition. BUC p. 107. RISM BII p. 245. & & First published in parts, in 1738-39 in two volumes of 100 plates each, then reissued in 1740. & & "[Bickham] was principally famous in music circles for his two illustrated folio volumes The Musical Entertainer, first issued in fortnightly parts, each containing four plates, from January 1737 to December 1739. The 200 plates are songs, headed and surrounded with pictorial embellishments illustrative of the song..., and engraved in the style of and even copied directly from Gravelot and Watteau. This work was the first of its kind to be published in England and quickly produced imitators such as Lampe’s British Melody, engraved by Benjamin Cole."& & "A second edition, corrected by Lampe, was also issued in parts (1740–41), and a third, printed from the original plates, appeared in 1765, issued by John Ryall. Other musical works engraved by Bickham include Songs in the Opera of Flora (1737), An Easy Introduction to Dancing (1738) and the frontispiece for Simpson’s The Delightful Pocket Companion for the German Flute (c1745)." Frank Kidson et al in Grove online& & The Musical Entertainer is considered one of the finest 18th century illustrated books. Complete copies of this monumental work are very rare.

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        Sonate a violino e violoncello o cimbalo, dedicate a Sua Eccellenza il Signor Girolamo Ascanio Giustiniani Opera prima. Prix 12 fl. Gravé par le Sr. Hue.

      Paris, Le Cerc / Boivin (c. 1740). - Folio. (1) leaf (title, verso publisher’s catalogue), 57 pp. (pp. 6 and 12 blank), (1) p. (blank). Score with figured bass. Engraved throughout, no plate-number. Modern half vellum (slightly stained). Reprint of the first complete edition(La Cène 1734). That op. 1 contains 12 sonatas and 1 pastorale. Particularly the sonata no. 10 (named "Didone abbandonata) became famous. Some browning and staining throughout, brown-staining to the last c. 15 lvs. Brainard p. XXXVI; RISM T 245 (with 2 copies only; one of them is the copy from the collection Hirsch); Hirsch III, 535.

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Buechel-Baur]
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        Neue Appenzeller Chronik oder Beschreibung des Kantons Appenzell. Der Innern- und Äussern-Rooden/ vorstellende. So wohl des Lands natürliche Beschaffenheit. Der Einwohnern Ursprung, Sitten, Gewerbe, Religion, Regierungs-Art Freyheiten .

      Ruprecht Weniger,, St. Gallen, 1740 - St. Gallen, Ruprecht Weniger, 1740. 8°. (1) Bl., (8) Bl., 752 S., 112 S. Mit 1 gest. Fronistp. u. 1 gef. und kolorierten Karte. Neuer Halbpergamentband im Stile der Zeit mit altem Marmorpapierüberzug. Lonchamp 3231. - Haller IV, 796. - e-HLS. - Feller-Bonjour 493. - Das Hauptwerk des Appenzeller Pfarrers, Schriftstellers und Geographs Gabriel Walser (1695-1776). Der erste historische Teil schliesst an Bartholomäus Bischofbergers Werk an und ergänzt dieses bis 1732. Der landeskundlich wertvollere Teil der Chronik beruht auf eigenen Beobachtungen u.a. beschreibt Walser die Verlegung des Leinengewerbes von St. Gallen nach Appenzell, den Anfang des Tabakrauchens, die Teuerung und ihre Folgen, die Hexenverbennungen und die "Alpkilbinen". - Durchgehend stockfleckig. Die Seiten 419-421 mit kl. Fehlstelle. Neuer Halbpergamentband im Stile der Zeit mit altem Marmorpapierüberzug.

      [Bookseller: EOS Buchantiquariat Benz]
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        HUWELYCK

      1740 - CATS, Jacob. HUWELYCK, dat is, Het gantsche beleyt des Echten Staats; afgedeelt in zes hoost-stukken, [Marriage, or, the whole account of the wedded state, divided into six sections: maidenhood, courtship, the bride, the wife, the mother, the widow. Illustrated with life-like plates]. s'Gravenhage, Pieter van Thol, 1740. Octavo. [xxii]538pp. +[1]f. Contains approximately 36 engravings by Noach van der Meer, roughly based on Adriaen Van de Venne's illustrations for the first edition of 1625. Although smaller and simplified, they're finely rendered. This verse compendium of advice to young women was first published in 1625, and went into many editions until at least 1779. Jacob Cats (1577-1660), the beloved and prolific poet known as "Father Cats," was a jurist, statesman, and diplomat, and for fifteen years Raad-Pensionaris of Holland. With small marginal tears to pp. 39,84,108,183, and 411, small worm hole along inner margin of pp. 108-120, and small dampstain to corners of pp. 378- 428, none of these flaws affecting the printed area. Two signatures slightly starting; and the folding plate of children's games torn 4" along the fold line. In early vellum, lightly soiled. Light to moderate foxing. This edition not in OCLC, BL, or NUC.

      [Bookseller: Boston Book Company, inc.o ABAA]
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        Memoirs of Nicholas Gabrini De Rienzi : Who from a Low and Despicable Situation, Rais'd Himself to Sovereign Authority in Rome, in the Fourteenth Century; .: Collected from Contemporary Authors and the Best Historians During That Period. from the French of the Reverend Fathers Brumoy and Cerceau

      London : Printed For R. Griffiths, And G. Woodfall, [1740?] - Physical desc. : viii, 280p. ; 12°. Referenced by: English Short Title Catalog, ESTCN22044. Subject: Rienzo, Cola di, d. 1354. Rome (Italy) - History - 476-1420. [Spine title: Conspiracy of Gabrini]. "'Written by Father Cerceau . And found at his death among his papers. ' The ms. As delivered to the original editor, Pierre Brumoy, lacked the first 68 pages, which he supplied, publishing the whole in 1733. Title edges browned. Finely bound in modern aniline calf over marble boards. Raised bands with a dark morocco gilt-blocked label. Spine compartments uniformly tooled in gilt. An exceptional copy - scans and additional bibliographic detail on request. 1 Kg. 280 pp. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        I PIOMBI ANTICHI. Opera di Francesco de Ficoroni dedicata alla Santita di Nostro Signore Papa Benedetto XIV.

      1740 - In Roma, Nella Stamperia di Girolamo Mainardi, 1740. Deux parties reliées en un volume in-quarto (210 X 270) veau fauve, dos cinq nerfs ornés, encadrement de double filet doré dans les compartiments avec motif central et fers dorés dans les angles, pièce de titre maroquin grenat, roulette dorée sur les coupes, tranches rouges (reliure de l'époque) ; (1), frontispice, titre en rouge et noir, 5 feuillets non paginés (dédicace, approbation, imprimatur), 168 pages, 64 planches, (1). EDITION ORIGINALE de cet ouvrage de référence sur les plombs antiques ou tessères de plomb. Frontispice allégorique, vignette de titre et 64 planches hors-texte gravées. Francesco de FICORONI (Lugano, 1664-1747, Rome) était un antiquaire italien qui exerça principalement à Rome. Lui-même collectionneur, il fut également archéologue et possédait une grande érudition sur l'antiquité. De la bibliothèque (ex-libris) de T. E. MIONNET qui fut conservateur du Département des Monnaies et Médailles de la Bibliothèque Nationale de France ; auteur de plusieurs ouvrages sur le sujet, il avait réuni une remarquable bibliothèque de numismatique et d'archéologie dont Paul Lacroix fut chargé de réaliser l'inventaire avant sa dispersion en 1842. BEL EXEMPLAIRE en reliure d'époque, d'une grande fraicheur. FINE COPY. PICTURES AND MORE DETAILS ON REQUEST. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: LIBRAIRIE ERIC CASTERAN]
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        Astronomie physique, ou principes généraux de la nature, appliqués au mechanisme astronomique, et comparés aux principes de la philosophie de M. Newton.

      Paris, Charles-Antoine Jombert, 1740. - 4to. (8), XLVIII, 362, (14) pp. With 22 folding engr. plates, title vignette, and 19 engr. text vignettes. Contemp. vellum with double fillets, blind-stamped centrepiece, and ms. title to spine. All edges sprinkled in red. First edition of the Parisian astronomer's work about the application of Newton's Laws to astronomy. The plates mostly depict astronomical and mathematical diagrams. The attractive text vignettes by Charles Nicolas Cochin le jeune (1715-90) are an early example of his book decorations. - Fine copy with ms. note of ownership by "Ed. Declercq, Prof." and bookplate "Dr. Hautrive père". - Important work, recently edited on microfilm in the "Landmarks of science" series. Poggendorff I, 840. [Attributes: First Edition]

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat INLIBRIS Gilhofer Nfg. GmbH]
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        Carte des Côtes de Malabar et de Coromandel.

      1740 - Amsterdam, Covens & Mortier, c.1740. Original colour. 470 x 585mm. An attractive and detailed map of Southern India, marking prominent geographical features, towns and cities.

      [Bookseller: Altea Antique Maps]
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        Histoire du Prince François Eugene de Savoie, Generalissime des Armées de l`empereuer et de de l`Empire. Enrichie des Plans de Batailles & de Médailles nécessaires pour l`intelligence de cette Histoire.,

      Amsterdam, d`Arkstée & Merkus, 1740 - gestochenes Porträt, Titel in Rot und Schwarz mit gestochener Vignette, 10 nn. S., 336 S., 2 gefalt. Kupfertafeln / Titel in Rot und Schwarz mit gestochener Vignette, 259 S. mit 3 gefalt. Kupfertafeln / Titel in Rot und Schwarz mit gestochener Vignette, 327 S. mit 3 gefalt. Kupfertafeln / Titel in Rot und Schwarz mit gestochener Vignette, 317 S. mit 2 gefalt. Kupfertafeln / Titel in Rot und Schwarz mit gestochener Vignette, 358 S. mit 2 gefalt. Kupfertafeln. Zahlreiche gestochene Vignetten und Medaillen sowie Zierinitialen. Vollständig und gut erhalten, lediglich an den Kapitalen kleine Fehlstellen, Bei Band IV VDeckel mit Schabspuren. Plan von Chiari mit kl. Einriss. Sprache: fr Gewicht in Gramm: 1550 Kl.-8°, Kalbslederbände auf 5 Bünden mit reicher RVergoldung, dreis. Rotschnitt

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        Map of Caspian Sea & Environs): Nova et Accuratissima Maris Caspii.petri Alexii Filii. Magni Russorum Emper.

      Seutter, Augsburg 1740 - VG+, copperplate engraving with original hand coloring (color similar to Homann, with whom Seutter apprenticed before going out on his own in about 1707). There is minimal right marginal soling, but the image and color are exceptionally bright. Decorative cartouche, as usual, probably an allegorical representation of imperial Russia. The map measures 19.25x22.5 inches.

      [Bookseller: The Prime Meridian: Antique Maps & Books]
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        Storia antica degli egizi, cartaginesi, assiri, babilonesi, medi, persiani, macedoni, e greci

      - Venezia, Stamperia Giambattista Albrizzi, 1740-1763, 15 volumi in 16° rilegati in 16 (il vol.3° diviso in due parti), bellissima rilegatura del tempo in marocchino scuro con doppio tassello verde e rosso, tre tavole incise in rame e ripiegate. La traduzione di quest’opera fu compiuta dal famoso tipografo veneziano nel corso di oltre vent’anni e non seguì l’ordine dei volumi: i primi volumi pubblicati fu l’undicesimo dedicato a "Dell'agricoltura, del commercio, dell'architettura, della scultura, della pittura e della musica " pubblicato nel 1740, mentre quelli dedicati alla sezione cronologica iniziarono nel 1758 [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        DE LA MANIERE D'ENSEIGNER ET D'ETUDIER LES BELLES LETTRES, par rapport à l'esprit & au coeur. [2 volumes].

      1740 - A Paris, chez la Veuve Estienne, 1740. Deux volumes in-quarto (211 X 265) veau fauve marbré, dos cinq nerfs, caissons dorés, pièces de titre et de tomaison maroquin rouge et brun, encadrement d'un triple filet à froid sur les plats, tranches marbrées (reliure de l'époque) ; Tome I : 1 feuillet blanc, faux-titre, frontispice, titre en rouge et noir, 20 pages non chiffrées (dédicaces et extraits), LXXXVI pages (discours préliminaire), 684 pages, 8 pages non chiffrées (table, approbation, privilège et errata), 1 feuillet blanc ; Tome II : 1 feuillet blanc, faux-titre, titre, 676 pages, 31 pages non chiffrées (tables), un feuillet blanc. EDITION IN-QUARTO, LA PLUS BELLE et la plus recherchée. Très beau FRONTISPICE gravé par D. Coffin d'après C. COYPEL, tête-de-chapitre dessinée et gravée par Jean-Philippe LE BAS, lettrines. Charles ROLLIN (Paris, 1661-1741), fils d'un coutelier parisien, boursier au collège du Plessis, y enseigne très jeune la rhétorique avant d'occuper la chaire d'éloquence au Collège de France. De 1669 à 1712 il est principal au collège de Beauvais ; à deux reprises - 1704 et 1720 - il est recteur de l'Université. Mais ses convictions et ses activités jansénistes l'amènent à quitter l'enseignement. Il compose alors son célèbre traité "De la manière d'étudier et d'enseigner les Belles-Lettres", ouvrage plus connu sous le titre abrégé de "Traité des études". Ecrite à la fin de sa vie, alors qu'il ne peut plus enseigner, cette oeuvre dense et originale, dont le sujet porte sur les réformes de l'enseignement, insiste particulièrement sur la généralisation de l'emploi du français au détriment du latin, et sur l'enseignement de l'histoire. Ex-libris gravé sur le premier contre-plat des deux volumes. Coiffe du second tome restaurée, néanmoins BEL EXEMPLAIRE en reliure d'époque. NICE COPY. PICTURES AND MORE DETAILS ON REQUEST.

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        The South part of Great Britain called England and Wales.

      London. 1740 - 2 sheets joined. Size: 610 x 980 mm. Some skilful paper restoration to map folds and to worm holes. Very good condition. Copperplate with original outline colour. This wonderful large scale map of England and Wales was produced by the German émigré to London; Herman Moll. The map features a wealth of interesting fact and information, including two comprehensive and informative tables on the eastern and the western sides. The tables list in alphabetical order all the cities, towns and boroughs, what county they lie in, their relative sizes etc. Another boxed explanation tells you which towns and cities have an archbishoprick, a bishoprick, the number of members it sends to parliament, mileage distances and post towns etc. Two large and decorative cartouches, help to 'balance' the map; one is the largely allegorical title cartouche, and the other is the dedication cartouche. "The South Part of Great Britain" refers to the constitutional union of England and Scotland that occurred in 1707, which joined the north and south as it were. The map is full of interesting details including roads and distances between towns, which was a relatively new innovation in maps.( Ref:Reinhartz, The Cartographer and the Literati-Herman Moll and His Intellectual Circle , pp.18-36)

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        An essay on regimen. Together with five discourses

      London: C. Rivington, 1740. Cheyne, George (1671-1743). An essay on regimen. Together with five discourses, medical moral, and philosophical . . . 8vo. [4], xvi, iv, 344pp.; 6 unpaginated part-titles bound between pp. ii-iii (2nd series). London: C. Rivington and J. Leake, 1740. 205 x 132 mm. Paneled calf c. 1740, rebacked, corners rubbed, front free endpaper renewed. Faint dampstains on last 30 leaves, occasional minor spotting. Errata corrected in the margins. Early ownership signature on front pastedown. First Edition. While Cheyne is best know for his works on gout (G-M 4487) and hypochondria (G-M 4840), these were really part of a continuing program of medical writing that stressed moderation in diet and drink and the exploration of aspects of the mind-body relationship. These topics, which occupied Cheyne from the 1720s until his death, made him one of the most widely read English medical writers. A second edition of Cheyne's Regimen was published the same year as the first. DSB. Wellcome II, 339.

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        The Musical Entertainer... Vol. I [of 2] only

      London: Geo. Bickham. [ca. 1740]. Tall folio. Half dark green leather with marbled boards. 2ff. (subscribers list and contents), 4ff. (the Music section as it appears in The Universal Penman, engraved by George Bickham, Sr.) + 100ff., each printed on one side only, with large, elaborate vignettes to upper portions of each illustrating the song, signed in the plate by J. Bickham Jr., with several of the plates after drawings by Gravelot. The music appears below the illustration, with most pieces set for voice and figured bass with a separate part for flute. Named composers include Handel, Lampe, Gladwin, Green, Turner, Carey, Putti, Monro, Popely, Corelli, Holcombe, Stanley, Howard, Leveridge, Henry Purcell, Hudson, Festing, Vincent and Neale. Singers mentioned include Senesino and Isabella Young. With the bookplate of Gilbert Samuel Inglefield, former Lord Mayor of London. Binding worn, rubbed and bumped; hinges splitting. Lacking title. Occasional repairs and several small tears; some staining. Quite a good copy overall. . Probable second edition. BUC p. 107. RISM BII p. 245. First published in parts, in 1738-39 in two volumes of 100 plates each, then reissued in 1740. "[Bickham] was principally famous in music circles for his two illustrated folio volumes The Musical Entertainer, first issued in fortnightly parts, each containing four plates, from January 1737 to December 1739. The 200 plates are songs, headed and surrounded with pictorial embellishments illustrative of the song..., and engraved in the style of and even copied directly from Gravelot and Watteau. This work was the first of its kind to be published in England and quickly produced imitators such as Lampe’s British Melody, engraved by Benjamin Cole.""A second edition, corrected by Lampe, was also issued in parts (1740–41), and a third, printed from the original plates, appeared in 1765, issued by John Ryall. Other musical works engraved by Bickham include Songs in the Opera of Flora (1737), An Easy Introduction to Dancing (1738) and the frontispiece for Simpson’s The Delightful Pocket Companion for the German Flute (c1745)." Frank Kidson et al in Grove onlineThe Musical Entertainer was considered one of the finest 18th century illustrated books. Complete copies of this monumental work are very rare.

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        The Musical Entertainer... Vol. I (of 2) only

      London: Geo. Bickham. [ca. 1740]. Tall folio. Contemporary dark brown calf. 1f. (illustrated title) + 100ff., each printed on one side only, with large, elaborate vignettes to upper portions of each illustrating the song, signed in the plate by J. Bickham Jr., with several of the plates after drawings by Gravelot. The music appears below the illustration, set for voice and figured bass with a separate part for flute. Named composers include Handel, Lampe, Gladwin, Green, Turner, Carey, Putti, Monro, Popely, Corelli, Holcombe, Stanley, Howard, Leveridge, Henry Purcell, Hudson, Festing, Vincent and Neale. Singers mentioned include Senesino and Isabella Young. Lacking list of subscribers, index and 28 plates (numbers 4, 7-8, 10-11, 13, 16, 18-19, 21, 24, 36, 42, 45, 48-49, 66, 71-74, 76, 78-81, 88 and 99; plates 17, 20, 22, 23 and 77 loosely inserted. Very light dampstaining throughout; first and last leaves torn at edges and laid down; some creasing, spotting and soiling; several repairs. . Probable second edition. BUC p. 107. RISM BII p. 245. First published in parts, in 1738-39 in two volumes of 100 plates each, then reissued in 1740. "[Bickham] was principally famous in music circles for his two illustrated folio volumes The Musical Entertainer, first issued in fortnightly parts, each containing four plates, from January 1737 to December 1739. The 200 plates are songs, headed and surrounded with pictorial embellishments illustrative of the song..., and engraved in the style of and even copied directly from Gravelot and Watteau. This work was the first of its kind to be published in England and quickly produced imitators such as Lampe’s British Melody, engraved by Benjamin Cole.""A second edition, corrected by Lampe, was also issued in parts (1740–41), and a third, printed from the original plates, appeared in 1765, issued by John Ryall. Other musical works engraved by Bickham include Songs in the Opera of Flora (1737), An Easy Introduction to Dancing (1738) and the frontispiece for Simpson’s The Delightful Pocket Companion for the German Flute (c1745)." Frank Kidson et al in Grove onlineThe Musical Entertainer is considered one of the finest 18th century illustrated books. Complete copies of this monumental work are very rare.

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        Celestial Chart-- Theories of Solar and Lunar Eclipses): Theoria Eclipsium

      Homann Heirs, Nuremberg 1740 - G+ with early hand color. Some mild staining lower left margin. Two pinholes (string where bound?) at mid-upper centerfold, with some browning of centerfold (old glue). Very decorative and detailed, with planetary diagrams and scientific (astronomical ) drawings depicting the motion of sun and moon. Doppelmayr was, among other things, a professor of mathematics whose work was frequently published by the Homann's. The chart measures 48x57cm (19x22.5 inches). The date is approximate.

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        Gesamtans., "Freyburg in der Schweitz".

      . Kupferstich ( v. 2 Platten ), anonym b. I. Wolff Erben in Augsburg,, um 1740, 30 x 99,5. Fauser. Nr. 4225. - Prachtvoller - von 2 Platten gedruckter - Barockstich. Der Titel auf flatterndem Band im Himmel, rechts ein großes Wappen. Unter der Ansicht Erklärungen von 1 - 38 in deutscher Sprache. Mittig die Blattnummer 49 von Hand eingetragen.

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        Doctrine of Predestination unto Life, Explained and Vindicated:.

      J. Draper, Boston, 1740, - COOPER, William (1694-1743). The Doctrine of Predestination unto Life, Explained and Vindicated: In Four Sermons, preach'd to the Church of Christ, meeting in Brattle-Street, and publish'd at their general Desire; With some additional Passages & Quotations. With a Preface by the Senior Pastors of the Town. Boston: Printed by J. Draper, for J. Edwards and H. Foster in Cornhill, 1740. Original brown calf (over wood shingle), ruled and decorated in blind. Pp. [iv] (blank leaf; title page), 140. 12mo. Four sermons expositing Romans 8:29-30. Joint preface by Benjamin Colman, Joseph Sewell, Thomas Prince, Andrew LeMercier and John Webb. For the printer and the booksellers see Benjamin Franklin V., (ed.) Boston Printers, Publishers, and Booksellers: 1640-1800. John Draper (1702-1762) pp.100-104; Joseph Edwards (1707-1777) pp.141-143; Hopestill Foster (b.1708) p.177. Neatly penned signature, with date, of original owner "Wm. White 1740" to top right margin of title page; penned inscription of subsequent owner "Solomon Williams bot of Wm. White 1782" to ffep. Additional (and later) ownership signatures, penned and in pencil, to ffep and preliminary blank leaf. Spine professionally rebacked with retention of a considerable portion of original tooled leather. Text edges browned, light to moderate spotting (mostly marginal) throughout. A good copy retaining, besides the preliminary blank leaf, both original free endpapers. 1,100.00 [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Gesamtans., über den Rhein, "Maynz".

      . Kupferstich v. Melchior Rein b. Johann Conrad Stapf, um 1740, 18 x 28,5. Sehr selten! Nicht bei Fauser; nicht bei Brumme: Mainz. Alte Ansichten und Karten. - Blick über den Rhein ( von einem erhöhten Standort aus ) nach Mainz, rechts die Schiffbrücke. Oben links und rechts 2 Erklärungskartuschen mit Erklärungen von 1 - 40, oben mittig 2 Putti, die auf flatterndem Band den Titel halten. Unter der Ansicht 4- zeiliger Text mit kurzer Stadtbeschreibung - Zu Melchior Rein siehe. Thieme Becker, Bd. 28, S. 115.

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        Past, Present, and to Come: or, Mother Shipton's Yorkshire Prophecy. Privately preserv'd in the Noble Family of the P--s's for a Long Course of Years, and lately discovered amongst other valuable Manuscripts. Now publish'd by J. Tyrrel, Gent. To which is prefixed, a Short Account of her Life, Character, and other Prophesies, with their Proper Explanations.

      London: Printed for F. Noble 1740 - First Edition, [22],[2]pp., with the final advert leaf, engraved frontispiece, lightly soiled, disbound. "Mother Shipton was Ursula Southill (or Sowthiel, or Southiel), the incredibly ugly daughter of Agatha Southill, known locally herself as a powerful witch. She is supposed to have been born in a cave at Dropping Well, Knaresborough, Yorkshire, in 1488, and because of her unfortunate appearance and reputed powers, was widely rumoured to be the child of Satan. Sometime about 1512, she married a wealthy builder from York named Tobias Shipton. She soon attained considerable notoriety throughout England as "The Northern Prophetess," and her prognostications received great public attention, were printed in pamphlets, and were widely distributed."-James Randi, An Encyclopedia of Claims, Frauds, and Hoaxes of the Occult and Supernatural, 1995. [Attributes: First Edition]

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        Plan tres exact de la fameuse ville marchande d'Amsterdam.

      1740 - Amsterdam. 1740. Coloured. Two sheets conjoined, total 580 x 880mm. A detailed plan of Amsterdam with an inset map of the environs top left and an extensive key top right, both within banners. Two putti hold up the city arms.

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        Observations sur la Construction de la Carte de l'Océan Oriental ou Mers de Indes, pour servir vaisseaux du roy, dressée au dépost des cartes, plans & journaux de la marine, par ordre de M. le comte de Maurepas, 1740

      [Paris]: Jacques Guerin, 1740. Quarto. Contemporary paper-backed boards Provenance: Earls of Macclesfield (library shelf marks, blind stamps) The rare first edition of Bellin's extensive account of his map of the Indian Ocean. The work includes lengthy separate analyses of the coasts of Africa from the Cape of Good Hope to the Red Sea, Madagascar and other isles in the Indian Ocean, and the coasts and isles of Asia from the Red Sea to China. In addition to these geographic locations, observations made in the regions by various explorers are cited. The cartographer Bellin was employed for more than five decades in the French Hydrographic Service, where he served as the first "Ingénieur hydrographe de la Marine." Commissioned to develop new surveys of the coasts of France and then the known coasts of the world, these were published, respectively, as Le Neptune Français in 1735 and the Hydrographie Français between 1756 and 1765. Bellin also published a Petit Atlas Maritime with 580 charts and plans of harbors, issued in five volumes in 1764. The present work was later reprinted as one of thirty reprinted pamphlets in the author's Recueil des Memoires qui ont été publiés avec les Cartes Hydrographiques (Paris, ca. 1767). Remarkably rare in this original printing: not in OCLC; RLIN records only a reprint at the JCB issued as part of the author's Recueil .... Cf. Sabin 4556. (9 5/8 x 7 13/16 inches). 35pp. Quarto. Contemporary manuscript corrections in text on pp.7, 12, 21, 28, and 30. (Small tear at outer margin of first leaf).

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        Bibliotheca Botanica, sive Catalogus Auctorum et Librorum, qui de re Botanica, de Medicamentis ex Vegetabilibus paratis. de Re Rustica, & de Horticultura tractant. Accessit Bibliotheca Botanica Jo. Ant. Bumaldi, seu potius Ovidii Montalbani Bononiensis nec non auctuarium in Bibliothecam Botanicam CL. Seguierii opera Laur.Theod. Gronovii.

      - Lugduni Batavorum, C. Haak, 1740 [err. for 1760]. 3 parts in one volume. 4to (245 x 190 mm). pp. 16, 450; 66 [recte 74]; 65, (7). Contemporary mottled calf, spine in 6 compartments, richly gilt with red gitl lettered label. Second edition of this important botanical bliography. This second edition has as a third part Gronovius' 'Auctarium in Bibliothecam Botanicam'."This 'Auctarium' was issued 'fere semper' (Pritzel) together with the 1760 reisssue of Séguier's ' Bibliotheca botanica'. We know of no separtae copies, but Pritzel's statement seems to imply that they occur. Dryander (Cat. Banks 3: 7) cites the book as an independant entry. Laurens Theodooor Gronovius was the son of Jan Frederik Gronovius (1690-1762), the well-known Leiden patron of Linnaeus" (Stafleu & Cowan).Séguier's work is divided into three sections, devoted respectively to floras, medical botany, and horticultural works. Full transcriptions of the title pages are given, along with place of publication, publisher, size, and occasionally notes on contents and a note on the library consulted. Periodical publications are also included, and extensive side notes detail reviews, critical commentaries, etc.'The coverage of the book is excellent, due to the fact that Séguier saw an unusual number of libraries on his European tour. He furthermore consulted as many catalogues of private libraries as possible. With the major Paris and London libraries accounted for, with the information obtained from Gronovius in Holland, and his careful scanning of the literature, Séguier achieved a very high degree of coverage' (Stafleu). Séguier also reprinted Montalbanus' botanical bibliography, which was published in 1657, under the pseudonym of Bumaldus. This work gives detailed coverage of the writings of Adrovandi, whose pupil Montalbanus had been, along with extensive and fulsome coverage of the writings, published and unpublished, of Montalbanus.First 16 pages and the last 4 pages with some clear waterstaining and browning.Provenance: Signature of the Italian botanist G.B. Balbis on free endpaper.Stafleu & Cowan 11.624. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        The Elements of Algebra (Two Volumes)

      1740 - 4to. Two volume set. Bound in rich, contemporary leather with gilt title-stamp over brown morocco. 5 raised bands. 6 compartments. Decorative gilt flourishes within compartments on spine. Embossed zig-zag pattern surrounding board-ends. Tight binding and solid boards. Clean, unmarked pages. Includes various illustrations and fold-outs. Inscription of one, "John C. Ellis on board-side of endpaper in both volumes. Volume one includes a brief dissertation, detailing the life and professional career of the author. A substantial text, full of problems and solutions involving various areas of practical life. The author was employed in the Bank of England; his book proved relatively popular, and reached a fourth edition by 1772. Boards hand-repaired. Minor rubbing. Scuffing to board-edges. Gilt on spine faded. Minimal discoloration to pages. Overall, a superior collection in excellent condition. View our images of this lovely 2 volume set. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Madrid ville considerable de Castille et residence du Roy d Espagne.

      Paris circa 1740. - Grabado calcográfico en blanco y negro.22,5x16 cms(imagen),Vista general de la ciudad tomada desde el camino de Extremadura.Grabado de gran calidad con 16 leyendas explicativas en la parte inferior.La ciudad se muestra de perfil.El autor tiene muy poca producción cono- cida.Muy rara.

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        The Nature and Laws of Chance.

      London: 1740. - With the publication of this book, Thomas Simpson (1710-1761) took on one of the leading mathematicians of his day, Abraham de Moivre (1667-1754). The second, significantly expanded version of de Moivre's Doctrine of Chances had appeared in 1738. In The Nature and Laws of Chance Simpson wrote approvingly of De Moivre, but claimed to have investigated two problems in probability for which the latter had given only the results. This sparked a feud between the two mathematicians, which was intensified by Simpson's publication of Annuities and Reversions (1742), which suggested some improvements on De Moivre's Annuities on Lives (1728). De Moivre accused Simpson of borrowing from De Moivre's own mathematical work, a charge which was answered by De Moivre in an appendix to Annuities and Revisions. The controversy over Simpson's originality has remained an issue into modern times, with De Morgan quite admiring and Pearson (History of Statistics in the 17th and 18th Centuries) much less so, although acknowledging Simpson's contributions as a writer of mathematical texts and an eponymous originator of formulae in trigonometry and astronomy. Contemporary calf, sturdily rebacked, new endpapers. Some light browning, as usual. Faint ink signature on title. A good, clean copy of Simpson's very scarce second book. First edition. [Attributes: First Edition]

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        Usages de l’analyse de Descartes, pour découvrir, sans le secours du calcul differentiel, les propriétés, ou affections principales des lignes géométriques de tous les ordres.

      Paris: Briasson 1740 - FIRST EDITION, four folding plates, pp. xxvi, 457, [3], 8vo, contemporary French calf, spine gilt with red lettering-piece, marbled endpapers, red edges, spine ends and corners repaired, good De Gua’s first treatise (1740) ‘contributed to the rise of the theory of curves in the eighteenth century and partially inspired the subsequent works of Euler, Cramer, A.P. Dionis du Séjour and M.B. Goudin. The fame of this work led to de Gua's election to the Royal Academy of Sciences as adjoint geometer on 18 March 1741, replacing P.C. Le Monnier. The principal aim of this work, inspired by both Descartes’s Géométrie and Newton’s Enumeratio linearum tertii ordinis, was to develop a theory of algebraic plane curves of any degree based essentially on algebra. Nevertheless he drew on infinitesimal methods in order to simplify various calculations and recognized that their use is indispensable, particularly for everything involving the transcendental curves’ (René Taton in DSB).

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        MARIOTTE, Edmé. Ouvres, comprenant tousles traitéz de cet Auteur, tant ceux qui evoient déja paru séparement, que ceux qui n'' avoient pas ancore été publiés. Nouvelle édition.

      La Haye, Jean Neaulme. 1740 - 2 volumi in 4°, pergamena coeva. (erosione nel piano posteriore). 1 f. bianco, (10), 320 pp. con 13 tavole incise in rame ripiegate f.t.; (4) pp., pp. 321-701, (35) con 13 tavole ripiegate f.t. Frontespizi stampati in rosso e nero. Esemplare in carta naturalmente ingiallita con qualche sporadica macchiolina, ma peraltro ben conservato. Il Mariotte, monaco e filosofo naturale, fu il fondatore della fisica sperimentale in Francia ed uno dei primi e più importanti membri dell' Accademia delle Scienze. > (Scienziati e tecnologi, II, pp.347-48). Quérand, La France littéraire, V p. 542. D.S.B., IX, pp. 114-32. Wolf, History of science, I, pp. 234-35, 242-43, 271-72, 279-80, 314-15, 374-77. La scoperta indipendente in Francia della >. www.libreriabrighenti.it [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Regni Daniae in quo sunt Ducatus Holsatia et Slesvicum Insulæ Danicæ Provinciæ Iutia Scania Blekingia nova Tabula.

      1740 1740 - Smuk samtidigt håndkoloreret kobberstik. Nürnberg ca. 1740. 48,3 x 57,3 cm. Indrammet i en ca. 100 år gammel "guldramme", let skrammet. * Johann Baptist Homann gjorde 1702 sin hobby til sit erhver, idet han 1702 startede et kortforlag. Han blev hurtigt kendt som den betydeligste tyske kartograf og hans kort fik meget stor udbredelse. Ialt skal han have tegnet omkring 200 forskellige kort. Firmaet eksisterede til 1848. Johan Hübner (1688-1731) var en af Homanns dygtigste medarbejdere.

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        Sacri iudaeorum ritus antiqui secundum res gestas et dogmata illorum as codicis sacri utriusque foederis illustrationem

      Impensis viduae Ioh. Rudolphi Croekeri, Ienae 1740 - 12mo. [16], 730, [54]pp. Original 3/4 vellum over paper covered boards, with contemporary handwritten title on spine. All edges red. Decorative head- and tailpieces. Decorative initial. Rare and fascinating work on Jewish customs and ceremonies written by one of the most famous theologists and orientalists of the 18th century. This study is profusely illustrated with 12 engraved plates (some having been handcolored). Some rubbing on boards and along edges of binding. Endpapers slightly foxed. Text in Latin. Binding in overall good to very good, interior in very good condition. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Istoria delle cose operate nella China da monsignor Gio. Ambrogio Mezzabarba partriarca d'Alessandria, legato appostolico in quell' imperio. Edizione seconda.

      - Colonia, appresso Enrico Aertssens, 1740.Sm.8vo. Contemporary vellum, with autograph title to spine. Title-page printed in red and black, with woodcut vignette. XV,256 pp.* Second edition; first edition Parigi 1739. - 'In 1720, Clement XI, wishing to alleviate the hardships of the Church in China, despatched to the East a new legate, G.A. Mezzabarba, Patriarch of Alexandria. On October 12, he reached Canton (Guangzhou) and secured with difficulty an audience with the Kangxi emperor, whom he appeased by promising that starting for Europe, he granted eight permissions, whereby he thought, while maintaining fully the decree of Clement XI, to remedy all hardships resulting therefrom for the converts, especially those of the better class. It was permitted to kneel down and make offerings before the amended tablets of Confucius and ancestors, as well as before the coffin of a deceased person, provided they were preceded by the necessary explanations' (Löwendahl, Sino-Western relations, 412). - A fine copy.Cordier, BS, col. 920; Lust 878. [Attributes: First Edition]

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        [Manuscript Indenture Signed]: Bennet Bard and Anthony Woodward (October 6, 1740)

      (New Jersey). (1740). Manuscript Indenture Signed by Bennet Bard, made for Anthony Woodward, "Cloath Dresser," on one sheet of laid paper measuring approximately 12.25" x 15" unfolded. Dated October 6, 1740. Signed by two witnesses: James Johnston and John Bunting. Sets forth the terms and conditions of Woodward's three-year indenture to Bennet Bard, Esq., of the City of Burlington, in the Western Division of the Province of New Jersey. A few tiny tears to the corner folds, short sections of the horizontal creases have been neatly reinforced with Japanese paper on the blank verso, about very good. A Colonial era document from the noted Bard family of New Jersey and New York. Bennet Bard, the eldest son of Huguenot immigrants, inherited and acquired extensive tracts of land in Burlington county. As detailed in this document, Anthony Woodward entered into a three year contract "in Consideration of the Rents, Covenants, Conditions & Agreements herein Ascertained" to live and work at a saw mill on one of these tracts. Little else is recorded about Woodward. Bennet Bard served as Sheriff of nearby Hunterdon county in 1736, but he was removed from office after being found guilty of "divers notorious Barratrys Extortions and other malversions in his Office, and of Cruelly and unjustly Using and Abusing the Prisoners in his Custody." In 1745 and 1750 respectively, Bennet published notices in the Pennsylvania Gazette and New York Gazette, offering rewards for a "run away Mulatto Spanish Slave, named George," and run away "Irish Servant Man named, Peter Garagan." Clearly not one of the more beloved Bards (his younger brother John and his son Samuel were both celebrated physicians), but a notable Colonial personage nonetheless. New Jersey Colonial Documents pp. 532-33. .

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        A Single Plate, Tabula III from Tabulae sceleti et musculorum corporis humani.

      [Leiden Joannem & Hermannum Verbeek 1740] - From the first edition of one of the greatest of all Anatomical Atlases. Tabula V, which features a human skeleton in a three-quarter view and seen from the rear is portrayed in a walking motion with the left hand raised and extended. Elephant folio, ca. 620 by 475 mm, single folio sheet, now mounted with the use of non-evasive corner tabs and protected by mylar. Very well preserved, fully intact with only the most minor evidence of age. ONE OF THE MAGNIFICENT PLATES FROM "AMONG THE MOST ARTISTICALLY PERFECT OF ANATOMICAL ATLASES." Wandelaar placed his skeletons and musclemen against lush ornamental backgrounds to give them the illusion of vitality, using contrasts of mass and light to produce a three-dimensional effect. The most famous plate in the atlas depicts a skeletal figure standing in front of an enormous grazing rhinoceros, sketched by Wandelaar from the first living specimen in Europe, which had arrived at Amsterdam Zoo in 1741" (Norman). The plates in this large folio work, and in the four supplementary works in large folio with which it is bound, are unsurpassed for their cool, elegant aesthetic and scientific accuracy. They were drawn and engraved by Jan Wandelaer, a pupil of the engravers Jacob Fokema and Guillem van der Gouwen, and the painter Gerard de Lairesse, who prepared the drawings for Bidloo's atlas. Prior to working for Albinus Wandelaer worked for Friedrik Ruysch. Albinus, however, provided Wandelaar with the opportunity for the full expression of his talents as a draftsman and engraver. In an attempt to increase the scientific accuracy of anatomical illustration, Albinus and Wandelaar devised a new technique of placing nets with square webbing at specified intervals between the artist and the anatomical specimen and copying the images using the grid patterns. Wandelaer placed each figure in a carefully chosen landscape setting, and the artistic results are so pleasantly successful that the anatomical figures, although composed of many separate parts, appear to be actually stepping out of the picture. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Carte de la Route par Terre depuis Jokaitz jusqu;a Fammamtz

      Ottens, Amsterdam 1740 - Size : 315x370 (mm), 12.375x14.5 (Inches), Original Hand Coloring, 0 Very good to excellent, left margin extended, few minute wormwholes.

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        Map / Chart Thames, Spanish Armada, Military History): Thamesis Descriptio Anno 1588. Roberto Adamo authore. Engraved from a copy drawn by Mr. Joseph Ames 8th April 1738 from the Original in Parchment.

      J. Pine 1740 - Very good condition, highly decorative chart with elaborate upper cartouche with armorial, lion and griffin. There is a lower cartouche, in the midline, with an English scale. This seems to be early color, on heavy laid paper, with nice margins, image measuring 15.75x26.5 inches. There are remnants of two small archival mounting stubs in the upper front corners, nowhere near the neatline and not constituting any serious visual distraction. This is a very uncommon chart from Pine's "The Tapestry Hangings of the House of Lords.", originally published in 1739 (this chart appeared a year later). The actual copyright date on this chart, in the right lower corner, is 1740. Pine's original publication had 10 sea coast chart, and this particular chart of the Thames was often missing, so this is a very uncommon and highly attractive item. Lord Effingham, commander of the British fleet that defeated the Armada, had commissioned Adams to produce this series of charts representing various battle phases. HC Vroom was commissioned to produce the original tapestry designs, which were woven by Francis Spiring of Harlem. Almost all the tapestries were burned in the Westminster Palace fire of 1834. London appears to the far right of the river chart, and there is a decorative 16 point compass rose just above the city location. The CD version of the DNB states: " In 1739 Pine published another work of great interest, entitled ‘The Tapestry Hangings of the House of Lords, representing the several engagements between the English and Spanish Fleets in the ever-memorable Year mdlxxxviii,’ with portraits, charts of the coasts of England, medals, &c. As these valuable tapestries, executed by H. C. Vroom to commemorate the defeat of the Spanish armada, were subsequently destroyed by fire, Pine's engravings, done from drawings by C. Lempriere, are of the greatest historical value."

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        Histoire romaine depuis la fondation de Rome jusqu'à la Bataille D'Actium, jusqu'à la fin de la République, 16 tomes complet

      Veuve Estienne et Fils 1740 - RO20016565: 16 tomes de 620 chacun environ,illustré de planches dépliantes, (plans de Rome.) , relié cuir marron, titre et tomaison sur pièce, dos décoré de caissons dorés,illustré de bandeau et cul-de-lampe, petit manque en coiffe de tête, et léger manque sur les plats de certains tomes, épidermures sur le dos et les plats, tranche mouchetée, sur papier à la forme.Fortes rousseurs sur les pages de titre. Nouvelle édition.Avant le fondement de Rome, Romulus et Rémus,les Guerres puniques, dictature de Maximus, liste des consuls. In-12 Relié plein cuir. Etat d'usage. Couv. convenable. Dos frotté. Quelques rousseurs Classification Dewey : 930-Histoire générale du monde ancien jusqu'à 499 apr. J.-C. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        A New Map of Great Britain

      London: Thomas Bowles, J. Bowles &John King, 1740. Full contemporary colour example of Moll's fine map of the recently conjoined states of England, Scotland and Wales: Great Britain This great map of the recently united Great Britain (England, Wales and Scotland) of 1707, exemplifies Moll's particular virtues as a mapmaker. It is drawn on a large scale and includes major roads with mileage between points. Never word shy, Moll includes a general outline of the method and mechanics of representation of the new Union, and in a separate place, a brief account of his reasons for making the map and of its unique features. There is an inset map of the Shetland Islands. The present map was part of Herman Moll's magnificent folio work, a New and Compleat Atlas. Moll was the most important cartographer working in London during his era, a career that spanned over fifty years. His origins have been a source of great scholarly debate; however, the prevailing opinion suggests that he hailed from the Hanseatic port city of Bremen, Germany. Joining a number of his countrymen, he fled the turmoil of the Scanian Wars for London, and in 1678 is first recorded as working there as an engraver for Moses Pitt on the production of the English Atlas. It was not long before Moll found himself as a charter member of London's most interesting social circle, which congregated at Jonathan's Coffee House at Number 20 Exchange Alley, Cornhill. It was at this establishment that speculators met to trade equities (most notoriously South Sea Company shares). Moll's coffeehouse circle included the scientist Robert Hooke, the archaeologist William Stuckley, the authors Jonathan Swift and Daniel Defoe, and the intellectually-gifted pirates William Dampier, Woodes Rogers and William Hacke. From these friends, Moll gained a great deal of privileged information that was later conveyed in his cartographic works, some appearing in the works of these same figures. Moll was highly astute, both politically and commercially, and he was consistently able to craft maps and atlases that appealed to the particular fancy of wealthy individual patrons, as well as the popular trends of the day. In many cases, his works are amongst the very finest maps of their subjects ever created with toponymy in the English language. Furthermore, Moll is one of the few mapmakers who merits the term "Innovative". English mapmakers prior to Moll tried to imitate Dutch maps as nearly as possible, whereas Moll seems to have largely disregarded Dutch precedents. Removing all the Baroque stylistic elements, Moll replaced decoration with things that interested him about the places depicted, either pictorially or verbally. And he was right to do so. His notes and illustrations are more interesting than the putti and mythical gods of the late Dutch maps. Dictionary of National Biography. Engraved with full, period colouring, two sheets joined, both sheets with creases center folds, Several long, not obtrusive creases toward bottom of map.

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        La Ville et Havre de Toulon avec ses forts

      Nuremburg 1740 - Size : 485x570 (mm), 19.125x22.375 (Inches), Original Hand Coloring

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        VOYAGE AU TOUR DU MONDE FAIT DANS LES ANNEES 1740 41 42 43 & 44

      - Voyage au tour du monde, fait dans les annees 1740, 41, 42, 43 & 44. Par Seconde edition.- París, Par la Compagnie des Libraires, 1764; 3 tomos en 8º pasta de la época con adornos en lomo, rozada y con desperfectos sobre todo en el lomo del tomo 4º, Tomo I. Portada, XXXIV pp. - 2 h. - 268 pp. 1 h. con 9 lámias grabadas plegadas ( 3 de ellos mapas.) Tomo II. Portada, 194 pp. - 1 h. 9 láminas grabadas plegadas (3 de ellas mapas.) Tomo IV. Portada, 300 pp. - 15 h. 7 láminas grabadas plegadas (2 de ellas mapas.) Falta el tomo III para ser obra completa. Algunas hojas con manchas antiguas de humedad (sobre todo las primeras del timo I); punto de polilla de poca importancia en parte blanca de algunas hojas del tomo IV. Segunda edición francesa (la primera es de 1750) es traducción de la edición original inglesa de 1748 en un tomo del célebre viaje de Anson. Ex libris en papel en guardas de Hugo Wast (G. Martínez Zuviria) y en pequeño sello en contraportada y alguna hoja.

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