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        L'Optique des Couleurs

      1740. CASTEL, Louis B. L'Optique des Couleurs, Fond?e Sur Les Simples Observations, & Tourn?e Surtout ? La Pratique De La Peinture, De La Teinture & Des Autres Arts Coloristes. [2], xviij, 487, [9] pp. Illustrated with 2 leaves of plates. 12mo., bound in contemporary calf.Paris: Chez Briasson, 1740.First Edition. A fine copy of this important early book linking colour and music by the French mathematician Louis Castel, whose main claim to fame is the clavecin oculaire. This ocular harpsichord had sixty small coloured glass panes, each with a curtain that opened when a key was struck. A second, improved model of the harpsichord was demonstrated for a small audience in December of 1754. Pressing a key caused a small shaft to open, in turn allowing light to shine through a piece of stained glass Castel thought of color-music as akin to the lost language of paradise, where all men spoke alike, and he claimed that thanks to his instrument's capacity to paint sounds, even a deaf listener could enjoy music.

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        Eigenh. Schreiben mit U. ("Francois").

      O. O. u. D.. 1 S. auf gefalt. Doppelblatt. 4to.. Bestellt den Empfänger zur Konferenz: "Voyla votre goutachten et jore le lehre samdi a midi et demi quoy que l'Emp. vous a dit hiere quel tienderet demen la conferance a 10 heur en vill elle vien de me dire de vous ecrire de la fere anonse olieu de 10 a 9 heur toujour demen ensi vous pouve conte qua set heur la nous iseron [...]". - Franz Stephan von Lothringen war Ehemann der Maria Theresia, ab 1740 Mitregent in den Habsburgischen Erblanden und seit 1745 als Franz I. Kaiser des Heiligen Römischen Reichs.

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        Die wahre und lebendige Natur und Kraft des Creutzes Jesu Christi, zur thätigen Gemeinschafft im Glauben, in einem gerichtlichen Bekänntnisz, von dem Menschen-Tand vindiciret, wodurch es so viele Zeiten her den Menschen-Kindern verborgen und unsichtbar gemacht worden, samt kurtzen Bericht, was dabey zu Stockholm in Schweden pasziret, nebst Communication derer in meritis causæ eingegebenen Schriften, zur einfältigen Prüfung Gott suchender Seelen ausgegeben. (Rostock), 1740. 8:o. (16),350,(2 blanks) pp.

      1740 - Contemporary half-calf, slightly worn, with gilt spine and raised bands. Sprinkled edges. Shallow crack to spine. Some dampstaining on title and in the inner margin at the beginning and end of the textblock. A fine copy.Erik Molin (1709-55), who probably was born in Gästrikland or Uppland in the eastern part of Sweden, had a passion for pietistic ideas in his youth and in the 1730s he was often criticized by the Church Council for his writings and preachings. In 1734 the right to preach was taken from him and he became the subject of a lengthy court process. The case was put to rest until the autumn of 1735 and during this time Molin chose to disregard the fact that he had been forbidden to preach. The result was that he was asked to leave Sweden, which he refused to do. He was put into custody for four years, after which he was condemned to exile. He travelled to Rostock, Altona, Amsterdam and other cities and during this period he published several works, many of which was written in an attempt to get his exile reversed. "Die wahre und lebendige" is probably the first work that he published in exile. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Memoire signifie pour les Etats de Bretagne, contre M. le President de Paris, M. De Beauclerc, et M. le Marquis de Sourches. BOUND WITH: Addition au memoire signifie pour les Etats de Bretagne, contre M. le President de Paris, et consors (caption title)

      Paris: Paris, de l'imprimerie de la veuve de Andre Knapen, 1740. Large folio (25 x c.38 cm), 2 works stitched together. 20 + 8 pp. Woodcut decorative initial and large woodcut headpiece on page [3]. Minor soiling on final leaf. A EXCELLENT COPY IN ORIGINAL, UNSOPHISTICATED CONDITION. Preserved in a fitted cloth case (Cloverleaf Studio) PROPERTY, INHERITANCE, AND COMPETING ECCLESIASTICAL AND CIVIL JURISDICTIONS: TWO RARE LEGAL WORKS IN STRICTLY ORIGINAL CONDITION. Submissions for an appeal on behalf of the Estates General of Brittany relating to property covered by the jurisdiction of the royal abbey of Saint Melaine, Rennes. Subsequently sold, the value had been awarded to heirs of the Comte de Villeneuve (d. 1678), who had inherited the property from Henri de Bourbon, Marquis de Malause. The Estates General wished to assert the jurisdiction of the abbey (with themselves acting as court of appeal), against the Parlement of Paris, and also to divert the considerable sums from the beneficiary the Duc de la Rochefoucauld. The Appeals were initiated by M. de Gennes de la Motte who was the Avocat des Etats de Bretagne. Of these two works OCLC lists only the BNF (with a date of "1738"); not in COPAC. FINE COPY, stitched as issued. With a contemporary MS note at head of title-page: "conflit creance", and at head of p. 3: "reglement dejuge, competence, creances." REFERENCE: Bibliotheque Nationale de France, Catalogue des factums et d'autres documents judiciaires anterieurs (Vol. I, p. 295).

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        The Works of Shakespeare in eight volumes (Vol. 5 is missing!). Collated with the oldest copies, and corrected. With notes, explantory, and critical by Theobald. The second edition. With together 33 copperplates by Vander Guchi after GravelotBeigegeben: The Works of William Shakespeare. Ed. by Sewell. The tenth volume, containing: Venus and Adonis, Tarquin and Lucrece with his miscellany poems. London: Knapton, Darey e. al. 1728. With 2 plates by

      London: H. Lintott / C. Hitch e.al. 1740.. Lederbände der Zeit auf fünf echten Bünden mit Rückenschild (der vordere Buchdeckel von Band 1 nicht sachgerecht mit säurefreiem Filmband (vermutlich Filmoplast) fixiert, berieben und bestoßen, jeweils ein alter Namenszug in Schönschrift auf dem vorderen Spiegel, sonst gute und saubere Exemplare). 8°. Prachteinband. Seltene Ausgabe. Leider fehlt Band 5. / Scare edition, unfortunately vol. 5 is missing. Illustrated with fine engravings throughout with illustrations for each play. With a table of the several editions of Shakespeare's plays, collated by the editor and an index of the characters, sentiments, similies, speeches and descriptions in Shakespeare, both in vol. 8.

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        Histoire secrette du Prince Croque??Etron et de la Princesse Foirette

      ??A Gringuenaude [i.e., Paris?]: [ca. 1740-1780]. 12mo (129 x 76 mm.). viii, 64 pp. Half-title. Expressive woodcut vignette on title (a chamber pot and its contents). Occasional light spotting. 19th-century citron morocco, sides gilt panelled, spine gilt lettered longitudinally, turn-ins gilt, gilt edges, pair of vellum flyleaves, by Koehler, with his signature on verso of front free endpaper. Provenance: Antoine-Augustin Renouard (not found in his catalogue).*** first edition of a silly scatalogical spoof, attributed to a female fairy tale writer. Farts, excrement, latrines, and their Rabelaisian synonyms provide characters' and place names and an endless supply of windy jokes in this ultimately tragic love tale. The hero Prince CroquÂ?Etron (Sh*t-eater), son of the sneaky Roi de Vesse (Silent-But-Deadly-Fart), falls in love with the lovely Princess Foirette (Diarrhea), daughter of his fatherÂ?s enemy the open-hearted Roi Petaut (Loud Fart). Abetted by King VesseÂ?s minister Constipati, whose secret liaison with one of FoiretteÂ?s governesses, Lady Clisterine (Enema) makes him take the PrinceÂ?s side, CroquÂ?Etron persuades his father to replace war with dynastic marriage, a gentler path to territorial aggrandizement. Love vanquishes all, King Petaud gives Prince CroquÂ?Etron a handsome commode chair, and the Kingdom of Caca finds peace, but the newly married lovers meet their demise at the hands of the evil Prince Gadouard (Manure), who drowns them in vats of perfume, and is punished by the king with the opposite fate, being buried alive in you know what. This clever extended dirty joke, complete with satirical preface and printing permission (dated from Laval, 1 Sept. 1701), and a final selection of verses sung at the royal marriage, is the most daring of the tales attributed to Mlle. de Lubert, daughter of a Président de Parlement, friend of the salonnière Mme de Graffigny, and dedicatee of two poems by Voltaire. Little is known of her life, other than what can be gleaned from references to her in literary correspondence of the period. Â?Mad about fairy-talesÂ? (Bull. du bibliophile), she wrote over a dozen novels, novellas, poems, and fairy tales, Â?most published between 1743 and 1756. Her tales are humourous and, at times, irreverentÂ? (Haase). This was her only literary success, if it was indeed hers. Stanford University holds a manuscript of the text, with textual variants, dated (falsely) 1716: attribution to Mlle de Lubert is questioned by the Stanford cataloguers; however, the work has been included in her literary corpus since at least the 19th century, and, if not by Mlle. de Lubert, it certainly parodies her own works and thus must date to the second half of the century. The publishing history was garbled by Gay, who describes two 18th-century editions, dating the supposed first ca. 1701, based on the facetious permission dÂ?imprimer. The only 18th-century edition located in library catalogues is this one, usually dated, again after Gay, [ca. 1790], but whose typography indicates an earlier date. Reprints appeared in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries. This copy, bound with his signature vellum flyleaves, may have belonged to Antoine-Augustin Renouard, but does not appear in his library catalogue. OCLC lists 3 copies in American libraries (Harvard, U. Indiana Kinsey Institute, U. Ottawa). Bibliotheca scatologica (1849), 28; Gay-Lemonnyer II:581-2; Barbier II:833 (both misdating and describing a second, ghost edition); Quérard, La France Littéraire V:382; Cioranescu, 18. s., 40961. Cf. note in the Bulletin du bibliophile et du bibliothécaire, vol. 14, p. 645; D. Haase, ed., Greenwood Encyclopedia of Folktales and Fairy Tales (2008), I:590-91.

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        Lettre autographe signée.

      Fortoiseau, 15. VIII. 1740. - 8 pages in-4. [À Évrard Titon du Tillet]. Très belle lettre mêlée de vers à l'auteur du "Parnasse françois". Il a presque terminé sa lecture de la "Description du Parnasse" et des "Essais sur les honneurs": "il n'est point d'effort que vous ne fassiez pour immortaliser les grands hommes qui font honneur à la France. Ce qui me touche le plus sensiblement dans vos travaux, c'est votre bon cœur, votre goût exquis, et votre amour pour notre patrie. [ ] Vous étiez né pour être Romain [.]". Il loue son œuvre et ses nobles idées. "Non seulement j'aime tout ce qui peut contribuer a la gloire de notre Nation, mais je n'ai oublié aucuns efforts dans les pays étrangers ou j'ai vécu si longtems, pour la défendre contre les atteintes des prejugez, de l'injustice et de l'envie, en cela bien différent de notre Voltaire si estimable d'ailleurs, qui ose faire un point d'honneur d'exalter nos voisins à nos depens [.]". - Et de citer une épigramme inspirée par l'indignation: "Un grand auteur ose avancer | Que le François enseigne à plaire, | Et que l'Anglois montre à penser. | Au second point je suis contraire, | On ne sauroit me le prouver. | Or voici que je hazarde; | L'anglois peut m'apprendre à rêver, | Mais à penser? Que Dieu m'en garde [.]". Destouches aime de plus en plus la solitude, parce qu'elle l'éloigne du fracas d'un monde dont il a senti tous les défauts et tous les ridicules; il félicite l'auteur du Parnasse de son dessein de se confiner dans une aimable retraite: "vous y trouverez mille agréments inconnus à ceux qui ont toujours voltigé dans le tourbillon [ ] vous y eprouverez qu'on n'est veritablement heureux, qu'autant que les autres ne font point notre bonheur, et vous concurrez enfin que ce n'est point ici bas qu'il faut le chercher [.]". Il cite un quatrain à cet effet, puis reprend : "Vous déplorerez l'aveuglement de ces hommes présomptueux qui pensent que leur merite leur tient lieu de tout, et que le bonheur consiste à faire beaucoup parler de soy; et vous vous écrîrez avec Sénèque le Tragique; | Malheur à l'homme prévenu | Qui sur son mérite se fonde, | Et qui, connu de tout le monde, | Meurt sans jamais s'etre connu. | Vous parviendrez facilement à penser de la sorte. [ ] Mais du moins différez votre retraitte jusqu'au printems. Se retirer à la campagne pendant l'hyver, c'est commencer par où l'on doit finir. [ ] Attendez que la belle saison vous invite à quitter Paris". Destouches ira le rejoindre. Il y a des auteurs "qui se piquent d'être tout esprit dans leurs productions; et vous, Monsieur, vous êtes tout cœur dans vos ouvrages [.]". Il prie d'excuser son griffonnage: "je suis comme Made de Sévigné, j'écris tout d'un trait, et je deviendrois froid et languissant, par conséquent très ennuyeux, si je mettois au niveau chaque mot [.]".

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        The British Angler : or, a pocket-companion for gentlemen-fishers. Being a new and methodical treatise ofthe art of angling : comprehending allthat is curious and useful in the knowledge of that polite diversion. (Etc. etc.). Together with supplemental discourses, 1. On fish-ponds and reservatories. 2. On the laws against poachers, and in favour of the fair angler. Also, excellent receipts for dressing of fish, and a complete index, in which the terms in use among anglers are occasionally explained. Embellished with copper-plates curiously engraved. The whole compiled from approved authors, and above thirty years experience, by. (...).

      London. 1740.. 8vo. Eldre skinnbind, rebacked. Opphøyde ryggbånd, enkel ryggforgylling. Gravert frontispiece. viii, 318, (10) s. Med tre foldede kobberstikk.8vo. Old leatherbinding, rebacked, raised bands, spine simply gilt. Engraved frontispiece. viii, 318, (10) pp. Three folding engraved plates.. Navn på fribladet og tittelbladet. 2 1/2 i gammel hånd håndskrevne sider bak i boken.Name on flyleaf and titlepage. 2 1/2 pagesin old handwriting at rear of book

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        L'Optique des Couleurs

      1740. CASTEL, Louis B. L'Optique des Couleurs, Fondée Sur Les Simples Observations, & Tournée Surtout À La Pratique De La Peinture, De La Teinture & Des Autres Arts Coloristes. [2], xviij, 487, [9] pp. Illustrated with 2 leaves of plates. 12mo., bound in contemporary calf. Paris: Chez Briasson, 1740. First Edition. A fine copy of this important early book linking colour and music by the French mathematician Louis Castel, whose main claim to fame is the clavecin oculaire. This ocular harpsichord had sixty small coloured glass panes, each with a curtain that opened when a key was struck. A second, improved model of the harpsichord was demonstrated for a small audience in December of 1754. Pressing a key caused a small shaft to open, in turn allowing light to shine through a piece of stained glass Castel thought of color-music as akin to the lost language of paradise, where all men spoke alike, and he claimed that thanks to his instrument's capacity to paint sounds, even a deaf listener could enjoy music.

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        The History of the Valorous and Witty Knight-Errant Don Quixote of the Mancha - Vols I, III, & IV (of four) - RARE

      D Midwinter, W Innys et al 1740 - Hard to find later Shelton edition as we've been looking in vain for the missing Volume II of this set for many years - indeed, we've not come across any copies of this 1740 Shelton edition at all, so must be pretty rare. All three volumes are in a similar condition, original calf covers are scuffed and worn as one would expect from 275-year old books, but the bindings remain tight, thin gilt border on both covers plus numbers on spine which has five raised bands, page edges tanned, but there is very little actual foxing in any of the volumes, tho there are brown shadows on the pastedowns and feps, owner's name on top of fep on all three vols, written as Saint Richard(?) Burges, there are 17 lovely new engravings "From the French of Coyper", tho another 3 or 4 seem to have been cut out. Includes 38 pages of introductory material in Vol 1, plus a 34-page index at the back of Vol 4. We'd be asking £2000 upwards were the set complete, so price takes into account the missing volume. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Eigentlich und neuester Prospect der Kayserl Residenz Stadt Wien in Nieder Oesterreich, samt neun um selbige herum ligender namhaffter VorStädte.

      Augsburg, Seutter, um 1740.. Altkolorierter Kupferstich nach J. Schachner, 9 Pläne und 1 Ansicht auf 1 Blatt. Bildausschnitt 57 x 49 cm, Blattgr. 65 x 57,5 cm. Vergl. Nebehay-Wagner 148. Paulusch, Ikonographie Österreichs W 2377, W 3093, W 3172, W 3395, W 3417, W 3437, W 3561, W 3569, W 3640, W 3735, W 3898 und W 5497. Die berühmten Vogelschauansichten der Wiener Vorstädte werden seit jeher Fr. Dolfin zugeschrieben, dieser war jedoch nur der Promotor der Dissertation von J. Schachner "Lustra decem coronae Viennensis deu suburbia Viennensia ab ao. obsid ult." 9 Vogelschauansichten der heutigen Bezirke 2-9, jede Ansicht mit eigner, bis zu 50 teiliger Legende; schmalrandig, aber sonst von guter Erhaltung, aus der legendären Sammlung des Duke of York mit seiner Sammlermarke auf der Blattrückseite.

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        Histoire secrette du Prince Croque’Etron et de la Princesse Foirette

      ?"A Gringuenaude [i.e., Paris?]: [ca. 1740-1780]. 12mo (129 x 76 mm.). viii, 64 pp. Half-title. Expressive woodcut vignette on title (a chamber pot and its contents). Occasional light spotting. 19th-century citron morocco, sides gilt panelled, spine gilt lettered longitudinally, turn-ins gilt, gilt edges, pair of vellum flyleaves, by Koehler, with his signature on verso of front free endpaper. Provenance: Antoine-Augustin Renouard (not found in his catalogue).*** first edition of a silly scatalogical spoof, attributed to a female fairy tale writer. Farts, excrement, latrines, and their Rabelaisian synonyms provide characters' and place names and an endless supply of windy jokes in this ultimately tragic love tale. The hero Prince Croqu?'Etron (Sh*t-eater), son of the sneaky Roi de Vesse (Silent-But-Deadly-Fart), falls in love with the lovely Princess Foirette (Diarrhea), daughter of his father?'s enemy the open-hearted Roi Petaut (Loud Fart). Abetted by King Vesse?'s minister Constipati, whose secret liaison with one of Foirette?'s governesses, Lady Clisterine (Enema) makes him take the Prince?'s side, Croqu?'Etron persuades his father to replace war with dynastic marriage, a gentler path to territorial aggrandizement. Love vanquishes all, King Petaud gives Prince Croqu?'Etron a handsome commode chair, and the Kingdom of Caca finds peace, but the newly married lovers meet their demise at the hands of the evil Prince Gadouard (Manure), who drowns them in vats of perfume, and is punished by the king with the opposite fate, being buried alive in you know what. This clever extended dirty joke, complete with satirical preface and printing permission (dated from Laval, 1 Sept. 1701), and a final selection of verses sung at the royal marriage, is the most daring of the tales attributed to Mlle. de Lubert, daughter of a Président de Parlement, friend of the salonnière Mme de Graffigny, and dedicatee of two poems by Voltaire. Little is known of her life, other than what can be gleaned from references to her in literary correspondence of the period. ?"Mad about fairy-tales?" (Bull. du bibliophile), she wrote over a dozen novels, novellas, poems, and fairy tales, ?"most published between 1743 and 1756. Her tales are humourous and, at times, irreverent?" (Haase). This was her only literary success, if it was indeed hers. Stanford University holds a manuscript of the text, with textual variants, dated (falsely) 1716: attribution to Mlle de Lubert is questioned by the Stanford cataloguers; however, the work has been included in her literary corpus since at least the 19th century, and, if not by Mlle. de Lubert, it certainly parodies her own works and thus must date to the second half of the century. The publishing history was garbled by Gay, who describes two 18th-century editions, dating the supposed first ca. 1701, based on the facetious permission d?'imprimer. The only 18th-century edition located in library catalogues is this one, usually dated, again after Gay, [ca. 1790], but whose typography indicates an earlier date. Reprints appeared in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries. This copy, bound with his signature vellum flyleaves, may have belonged to Antoine-Augustin Renouard, but does not appear in his library catalogue. OCLC lists 3 copies in American libraries (Harvard, U. Indiana Kinsey Institute, U. Ottawa). Bibliotheca scatologica (1849), 28; Gay-Lemonnyer II:581-2; Barbier II:833 (both misdating and describing a second, ghost edition); Quérard, La France Littéraire V:382; Cioranescu, 18. s., 40961. Cf. note in the Bulletin du bibliophile et du bibliothécaire, vol. 14, p. 645; D. Haase, ed., Greenwood Encyclopedia of Folktales and Fairy Tales (2008), I:590-91.

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        Le grand dictionnaire historique ou le mélange curieux de l'histoire sacré et profane

      This is the penultimate edition of the most famous historical dictionaries, and always sought inexhaustible source for history as genealogy. This edition was developed by Platel and considerably increased. The first edition was only published during the lifetime of the author, in 1664, in a folio volume. Full calf dark brown glossy spotted back adorned nerves carrying irons animals Parts titles in red morocco. Unidentified weapons on flat (can be a city or family oormsgard but not French arms) with a lion face (not profile as always) into a castle. Quite complete the frontispiece. Volume I has an upper joint split 2/3 and 2 caps threadbare, 7 other volumes are in good condition with several minor accidents. Volume 2, a hitch with missing the top cap, small accidents joint. Volume VI, accorc with a slight lack in the top cap. Volume VII, lower joint and split open on third. Volume VIII, a accorc the top cap with small missing slots 10 cm to 2 joints. Nice copy though. P. Brunel, R Wetstein A Amsterdam, Leyden, La Haye, Utrecht? 1740 in Folio (39,8x25cm) 8 Vol. reliés

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        Gesamtans, darüber großer Befestigungsplan, "Hodierna Sedes Electoris Palatini Manheimium. Ichno- et Scenographice novissime exhibitum Prostat In Officina Homanniana Cum Privil. S.C.M.".

      . altkol. Kupferstich b. Homann Erben, um 1740, 47 x 56,5. Fauser 8429; Schefold 30075. - Im unteren Drittel nicht kolorierte Gesamtansicht "Prospect der Churf. Residentz St. Manheim", darüber altkol. Stadtplan bzw. Befestigungsgrundriß mit der näheren Umgebung von Mannheim ( rechts unten noch Neckarau ). - Tadellos erhalten.

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        Hermathenae, or, Moral Emblems, and Ethnick Tales Vol I

      London, 1740. First Edition. Hardcover (Full Leather). Very Good Condition. John Devoto. Rebound in full blind tooled calf with new endpapers. Title slightly soiled and chipped at the edges, scattered slight soiling, two pages with closed tears, but generally clean and bright internally. Vol I of a planned two volumes, but no further were published. 60 finely engraved plates occasionally somewhat crookedly printed - a lovely and late attempt at an English emblem book. With the list of subscribers. (xiv), 173, (3)pp with the errata at rear. Size: Octavo (8vo). Illustrator: John Devoto. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: Under 1 kilo. Category: Poetry; Inventory No: 045189.

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        Regno di Persia

      Amsterdam: Giovanni Battista Albrizzi, 1740. unbound. Map. Uncolored copper plate engraving. Image measures 13.75 x 17.875". Beautifully composed map of the Persian Empire from the Caspian Sea to the Gulf. Denotes towns, rivers, elevations. Minor toning centerfold as expected from the atlas tip in. Giovanni Battista Albrizzi (1698-1777) was a prominent Venetian publisher of books and maps. He inherited his business from his father and was part of a family active in publishing and bookselling in Venice for 150 years. In addition, he edited a weekly bulletin, Novelle della Repubblica delle Lettere, which reviewed and commented on books published throughout Europe. This scarce map is from Atlante Novissimo Che Contiene tutte le parti del Mondo, an Italian edition of De Lisle's Atlas. Albrizzi worked with Isaac Tirion, a Dutch publisher, to update the maps for this edition. A treat to see in black and white.

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        Kst.- Karte, n. G. de l'Isle b. Weigel Erben, "America Septentrionalis".

      . mit altem Flächenkolorit,, um 1740, 32 x 41. Mit 2 prachtvollen Kartuschen am oberen Rand. Unten rechts ein Insetplan "Grundriß von Neu Hallifax".

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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.

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        Il

      Naples - Muziana, 1740 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. A piece of Italian theatre concerning the Italian and Tuscan languages in a contemporary vellum binding. This work is oftenattributed to Francesco Arizzi or Benedetto Marcello. Despite pagination, text is continuous. Condition: In a vellum binding. Externally, bumped with marks, as usual with vellum. There isloss to the rear board. Internally, firmly bound, foxed, with evidence of past worming. The rear free-endpaper has slight loss. Overall: GOOD..

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        Friedrich II., der Große (Berlin 24. 01. 1712 - 17. 08. 1786 in Potsdam). König von Preussen. Ganzporträt des jungen Königs vor einem Zelt,.

      . Kupferstich v. Schleuen n. Pesne, um 1740, 34,3 x 24,1 (H). Von Campe 383. - Der König steht mit der Rechten in die Hüfte und mit der Linken auf einen Marschallstab gestützt, der auf einen Tisch mit Turnierhelm und auf einem Kissen liegender Krone aufsetzt. Links ein Sessel (kleiner brauner Fleck), rechts eine Draperie und ein Baumstamm. - Bis auf die Abbildung beschnitten.

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        Abend in den Neckarauen. Mondschein in den Neckarauen.

      . 2 Blatt Aquatinta-Radierungen, nach Ferdinand Kobell (1740-1799) links bzw. rechts oben in der Platte datiert "1790", auf Velin, je 12,23:19,1 cm. Auf die Umfassungslinien geschnitten und auf die Originaluntersatzbögen montiert, mit mehreren Tuschlinien umrandet, dort auf getrennt montierten Papierstreifen von fremder Hand in Nadelschrift: "d'apres les Desseins de Ferdinand Kobell par Guilleaume Kobell a Mannheim 1791.". Literatur: Nagler 17; Goedl-Roth 88, II und 89, II Abdrucke mit Aquatinta. Es gibt auch Abdrucke vor der Hinzufügung der Aquatinta- Sehr selten, besonders in dieser vorzüglichen Druckqualität und Erhaltung! Bis ins hohe Alter schuf Wilhelm von Kobell Druckgraphiken und besonders im Bereich der Aquatintaradierung gelang ihm graphisch Wunderbares!. Wilhelm von Kobell war zunächst Schüler der Mannheimer Zeichnungsakademie. 1792 von Kurfürst Karl Theodor zum Hofmaler ernannt, über siedelte er 1793 nach München, wo er - von wenigen Auslandsaufenthalten abgesehen (Wien 1809, Paris 1810) - bis zu seinem Tod ansässig blieb. 1814 erfolgte die Berufung zum Professor für Landschaftsmalerei an der Münchener Akademie. Nach seinem Ausscheiden aus dem Amt (1826) wurde die Stelle auf Betreiben des designierten Direktors Peter von Cornelius nicht mehr besetzt, da dieser "einen Lehrstuhl für Genre- und Landschaftsmalerei... für überflüssig" hielt (zitiert nach: Alfred Kuhn, Peter Cornelius und die geistigen Strömungen seiner Zeit, Berlin, 1921, S. 160). 1817 wurde dem Künstler die persönliche, 1833 der erbliche Adel verliehen.

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        A Present for a Papist: Or, the History of the Life of Pope Joan, From Her Birth to her Death. Plainly Providing Out of Printed copies and Authentic Manuscripts of Popish Writers and Others, That a Woman Called Joan was Really Pope of Rome

      London: Printed for, and Sold By Olive Payne, 1740. [4], 88pp. Frontispiece engraving of 'A Woman Pope...The Whore of Babylon. Recent speckled-tan calf-backed boards. Marginal loss to B2, just touching running-title. The second appearance of an adaption of Pope Joane (London, 1610 and 1625), an earlier dialogue publication by Alexander Cooke (1564-1632). Cooke's original and this present anti-Papal monologue rely upon both early sources (such as the thirteenth-century chronicle of Martin of Troppau) and the credulity of a receptively prejudiced Protestant readership. Propagating not only 'that there was a Woman called Joan, who was Pope of Rome', but that 'being hardly warm in her papal Seat, her Piety gave place to her Leachery', conceiving the child whose birth was to cause her death 'going from the Vatican to St John Laterans in Procession'. Scarce, with ESTC recording only three copies in the UK (BL, Bodleian and the Watson Collection), and seven copies elsewhere. ESTC T121294.. Second Edition. 8vo.

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        Lettres françaises et germaniques ou réflexions militaires littéraires ou critiques sur les français et les allemands

      François Allemand Londres 1740 - Livre écrit par Mauvillon mais sans mention d'auteur sur la page de titre. Indiqué comme imprimé à Londres mais en fait imprimé en Hollande; reliure plein veau de l'époque avec quelques usures et manques mais néanmoins en bon état; texte en très bon état de fraicheur. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Oeuvres. Nouvelle édition.Revue, corrigée, et augmentée d'un volume. Enrichie de figures en taille-douce, et de vignettes.

      François L'Honore & Fils, Amsterdam 1740 - 6 volumes. Amsterdam François L'Honore & Fils 1740. In-12. XII, 1f., 359 p. ; 4 f., 358 p. ; 3 f., 328 p. ; 4 f., 360 p. ; 5 f., XVI, 352 p. ; 3 f., 248 p., 104 p. n. ch. 6 frontispices + 8 planches, ainsi que des vignettes et des culs de lampe dans le texte. Demi-cuir à coins. Titre et numéros de vol. dorés au dos. Graesse 6, 226. - Ex-Libris de Wilhelm Du Pasquier (industriel du Val-de-Travers) dans tous les volumes, ainsi que le nom manuscrit sur la page de garde du premier et du troisième volume. - César Vichard de Saint-Réal, homme de lettres savoyard du XVIIe siècle, s'intéressa à toutes les formes d'écriture historique de son époque. Il pratiquait l'histoire en s'intéressant plus au comportement des gens qu'aux faits et aux dates. Il écrit également quelques ouvrages religieux essentiellement destinés à la haute société. Sa Vie de Jésus Christ, propose ainsi une version condensée des quatre évangiles pour les lecteurs qui n'aurait pas envie de lire 4 fois la même histoire.- Tome1: De l'usage de l'histoire - Tome 2: Réflexions sur divers Romains illustres, savoir, Sur le meurtre de César. Sur Lepide. Sur Marc-Antoine. Sur Auguste. Sur Livie. Sur Julie. Sur l'infidélité des femmes chez les Romains. Sur les spectacles Romains - Tome 3: Eclaircissement du discours de Zachée à Jésus Christ - Tome 4: Traités de theologie et de pieté - Tome 5: Lettres de Ciceron à Atticus. Avec des remarques traduites en françois par l'abbé de Saint-Réal - Tome 6: Discours de Xenophon sur la manière d'augmenter les revenus d'Athenes. Traduit du grec. Avec des remarques. - Page de titre du volume 4 et 5 avec des restaurations anciennes. Exemplaires très bien conservés. Sprache: Französisch Demi-cuir à coins. Titre et numéros de vol. dorés au dos.

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        Bijbelverklaring , compleet.

      Amsterdam, I.Tirion 1740. 17 delen in 18 banden compleet, Origineel Leren banden met ribben en goudbestempeld, 4° (Fraaie set, compleet met de 6 kaarten en 2 tabellen).

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        Recens Edita totius Novi Belgii, in America Septentrionali siti, delineatio cura et sumtibus Matthæi Seutteri, Sac. Caes. Maj. Geographi August. Vind. Cum Gratia et Privil. S.R.I. Vicariat in part, Rheni, Sveviae, et Juris Franconici

      Matthäus Seutter, Augsburg 1740 - Copper-engraved map, with full original colour, in very good condition. An excellent example of the third state of Seutter's important map of the American northeast with the famous 'Restitutio' view of New York City A fine example of one of the much-pirated Jansson-Visscher New England series of maps, first published by Visscher in 1651. The present plate was first published by Seutter in 1730, and `is the first map in the [Jansson-Visscher] series to show . the boundaries of Massachusetts, New England, New York, New Jersey and Pennsylvania.' There are three states with Seutter's imprint: the first with no mention of his imperial appointment, and the second state mentioning that he is Imperial geographer. In the third state (as here), dating to 1740 onwards, the title has been altered again, this time to include mention of the privilege that he has been granted. After Seutter's death his son-in-law, Tobias Conrad Lotter, inserted his own name and three further states were published. To this map of the northeast is added the famous Restitutio View of New York City, which celebrated the brief return to Dutch governance from late 1672 until February of 1674. This is one of the earliest views of the city. Adorning the inset view is a very elaborate tableau in which the Emperor, Charles VI, is shown attended by Hermes, god of commerce, Athena, goddess of wisdom, and Hera, who is standing over a chest of gold coins. Behind the divine beings, dark skinned workers of the world carry nature's products to lay at the Emperor's feet. Matthäus Seutter was one of the most important German mapmakers of the eighteenth century. Born in Augsburg in 1678, he became an apprentice to the renowned cartographer Johann Baptiste Homann in Nuremberg. In 1707 he established himself as a map publisher in Augsburg, and quickly became Homann's main rival. His business flourished and by 1731 he was appointed Geographer to the Imperial Court. Asher, A List of the Maps and Charts of New Netherland, 20, p.16; Campbell, The Jansson-Visscher Maps of New England , 26; cf. McCorkle, New England in Early Maps, 730.5 (1st state, but briefly noting later states); cf. Stokes, The Iconography of Manhattan Island 1498-1909 , plate 16b and p.223 (1st state); Tooley, The Mapping of America, 26, p.291.

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        Recueil de Diverses Pieces, sur la Philosophie, la Religion naturelle, L'Histoire, les Mathematiques, &c. par Mrs. Leibniz, Clarke, Newton, & autres Auteurs celebres, 2 Vols. Seconde Edition--Revue, corrigee, & augmentee

      Francois Changuion, Amsterdam 1740 - Two volumes. Second edition ("Seconde Edition--Revue, corrigee, & augmentee"). Bound in contemporary quarter calf with marbled boards with gilt-decorated spine and green spine-labels, clean unmarked text, Good copies, age-toning or discoloration to the pages, light creasing or wear to the edges of some pages, some wear to the covers including minor rubbing or loss at the edges of the covers of the books, no dust jackets. Both volumes housed in protective mylar. Important French compilation with work by Leibniz, Newton, and Clarke, including selections of the famous correspondence between Leibniz and Samuel Clarke, a supporter of Newton, on calculus, Newton physics, space, etc. Text in French. [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        Le Nouveau Continent ou l'Amerique Divisee en Septentrionale et Meridionale ou l'on trouve les Climats les Meridiens et differentes Possessions. (North and South America)

      Amsterdam - Engraving with original hand-color. Circa 1740. Sheet size: 21 1/8 x 25 1/2". Inventory#: p1420pmat. 0

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        THE CITY AND COUNTRY BUILDER'S, AND WORKMAN'S TREASURY OF DESIGNS OR THE ART OF DRAWING, AND WORKING THE ORNAMENTAL PARTS OF ARCHITECTURE ILLUSTRATED.....[ Copy of Robert Lancaster, a 'Joiner' and one of the listed Subscribers--with his Bookplate, Signature and Stamp]

      London:: Printed by J. Ilive for Thomas Langley,, 1740. First Edition. Very Good++. SIGNED BY ROBERT LANCASTER, A SUBSCRIBER (listed as a Joiner). HIS SIGNATURE AND STAMP ON TITLE PAGE and his handsome Clarendon Press (Oxford) bookplate--dated in type December 30, 1745-- on front paste down. A Very Good++ First Edition first Printing in contemporary full calf rebacked with the original red leather spine label laid down. Spine in six compartments. Complete with full subscriber list, 187 Engraved Plates (2 Plates numbered XXXVII, and 2 Plates numbered CLXXXIV. Plates numbered through 185 [CLXXXV] thus with 2 additional plates noted, a total of 187 engraved plates all printed recto only), as issued. Mild wear cover edges. Mild scattered foxing, soiling. Bit of worming lower margin of first third of the volume. No text or plates affected. Later owner name ffep. 4to. [i-ii], iii-viii (Introduction & Subscriber List), [1], 2-24, 187 Engraved Plates. A Scarce First Edition. The attractiveness of this copy is enhanced by the impeccable provenance of having been owned by one of the Original Subscribers. It is unusual to be able to trace a volume with many subscribers to a specific Subscriber-Owner.

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        DELL'ORIGINE DEI PROGRESSI E DELLO STATO ATTUALE D'OGNI LETTERATURA.

      per i Fratelli ManfrediniOpera completa in 23 tomi raccolti in 11 volumi, dedicata al Nobiluomo Niccolò Puccini. Cm.19,7x12,8. Pg.5772 complessive. Buone legature in piena pergamena coeva. Doppi tasselli con titoli e fregi in oro ai dorsi. L'erudito Juan Andres nacque a Planes presso Valencia nel 1740. Gesuita, dopo l'espulsione di questi dalla Spagna fu a Mantova, Ferrara, a Parma e in seguito a Napoli, ove divenne Prefetto della Biblioteca Reale. Morì ormai cieco a Roma nel 1817. La presente Opera, la sua principale, fu scritta in italiano e costituisce un vastissimo affresco della letteratura di ogni tempo, particolarmente attento alla influenza della cultura araba su quella occidentale. "Essa rappresenta il primo tentativo, felicemente riuscito, di una sintesi della Storia letteraria, o meglio della cultura, poichè l'Autore, secondo le idee del tempo e il suo spirito enciclopedico, comprende sotto il nome di letteratura anche le opere propriamente scientifiche, di Filosofia, di Scienze Esatte, di Medicina, di Storia Naturale" (Camillo Berra).

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        EXAMEN: OR, AN ENQUIRY INTO THE CREDIT AND VERACITY OF A PRETENDED COMPLETE HISTORY; SHEWING THE PERVERSE AND WICKED DESIGN OF IT, AND THE MANY FALSITIES AND ABUSES OF TRUTH CONTAINED IT IT.

      LONDON. PRINTED FOR FLETCHER GYLES 1740 - FIRST EDITION, QUARTO. VERY NICELY REBOUND IN QUARTER LEATHER OVER MARBLED BOARDS, NEW ENDPAPERS. FRONTISPIECE OF NORTH, TITLE, DEDICATION (5pp), ADVERTISEMENT, CHRONOLOGY (5pp), PREFACE (xiv), 17-692, index (23pp). [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Lipsia. Leipzig. Kolorierter Kupferstich der Gesamtansicht mit Legende. Gestochen von Johann Georg Ringlin (1691–1761) nach Zeichnung von Friedrich Bernhard Werner (1690–1778).

      Gedruckt bei Martin Engelbrecht,, Lzg., 1740 - Lzg., Gedruckt bei Martin Engelbrecht, um 1740. Bildgrösse ohne Legende: 18x30 cm. Legende mit 15 Objektbeschreibungen. In Glasrahmen 38x53 cm. Etwas stockfleckig. Blatt gebräunt.

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        The British Angler or a Pocket Companion for Gentlemen-Fishers. Being a New and Methodical Treatife of the Art of Angling

      London: John Hodges at the Looking Glafs, 1740 - Full Calf. . First Edition. 12mo - over 6¾" - 7¾" tall. embellished with copper plates,some folding,indexvii 318 x pp.,index,front board just holding one cord,o\w bright copy

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        Neue Appenzeller Chronick oder Beschreibung Des Cantons Appenzell Der Innern- und Aussern-Rooden, vorstellende So wohl des Lands natürliche Beschaffenheit Der Einwohnern Ursprung, Sitten, Gewerbe, Religion, Regierungs-Art, Freyheiten etc. Als auch einer jeden Gemeinde besondere Beschreibung Samt Einer Chronologischen Erzehlung der Merckwürdigen Geschichten des Landes, sow sich bis auf gegenwärtige Zeit zugestragen, und einem Anhang der vornehmsten Instrumenten, Diplomatum, Bündnissen, Friedens-Schlüssen etc.

      St. Gallen, Ruprecht Weniger, in Verlag des Authoris, 1740.. 18x11,5 cm. 8 Bl., 752 S., 112 S. Mit gestochenem Frontispiz und einer mehrfach gefalt. kolor. Karte. Ldr.-Bd. der Zeit.. Haller IV, 796. - Erstausgabe. - Die Walser-Karte in leuchtendem Kolorit. - (Rücken fachgerecht erneuert unter Verwendung des alten Lederrückens. Karte mit teils hinterlegten Einrissen. Titelblatt etwas fingerfleckig, mit Leimschatten und im Falz mit kleinen unterlegten Fehlstellen. Anhang mit Wasserrand von S. 97-104, sonst nur sehr wenige Seiten leicht fleckig).

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        Nouvelle instruction pour les confitures, les liqueurs, et les fruits : ou` l'on apprend a` confire toutes sortes de fruits, tant secs que liquides; & divers ouvrages de sucre qui sont du fait des officiers & confiseurs / avec la maniere de bien ordonner un fruit. Suite du Nouveau cuisinier royal & bourgeois.

      1740 - 12mo., sometime bound in full vellum with morocco spine label; pp.[8] + 518 + 21 leaves. With 4 folding engraved plates. Contemporary ink name on title-page, some browning and occasional spotting, boards slightly springing, otherwise a very good copy. "Nouvelle edition, revu^e, corrigee, & beaucoup augmentee, avec de nouveaux desseins de tables." François Massialot, born in Limoges, 1660, died in Paris, 1733. He was a French chef who served as chef de cuisine (officier de bouche) to various illustrious personages, including Philippe I, Duke of Orlà ans, the brother of Louis XIV, and his son Philippe II, Duke of Orlà ans, who was first duc de Chartres then the Regent, as well as the Duc d'Aumont, the Cardinal d’Estrà es, and the Marquis de Louvois. His ‘Nouveau Cuisinier Royal et Bourgeois’ first appeared, anonymously, as a single volume in 1691. His other cookbook, ‘Nouvelle Instruction pour les Confitures, les Liqueurs et les Fruits’ appeared, also anonymously, in 1692, and was reprinted several times in the eighteenth century, as offered here. Massialot describes himself in his preface as "a cook who dares to qualify himself royal", and it is not without cause, for the meals which he describes."have all been served at court or in the houses of princes, and of people of the first rank." An innovation in Massialot's book was the alphabetical listing of recipes, a step toward the first culinary dictionary. Meringues make their first appearance under their familiar name with Massialot, who is also credited with Crême Brulà e, in which the sugar topping was melted and burnt with a special dedicated red-hot fire iron. Another first with Massialot is two recipes in which chocolate is an ingredient: in a sauce for wigeon and in a sweet custard. Until then, chocolate was consumed solely as a drink. Massialot's works were translated into English as ‘The Court and Country Cook' 1702, and again were often reprinted. Vicaire 455. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        A Chart of the Coast of Ireland and Part of England

      London 1740 - Size : 450x540 (mm), Hand Colored in Outline

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        Hermathenae, or, Moral Emblems, and Ethnick Tales. Vol I.

      London 1740 - Rebound in full blind tooled calf with new endpapers. Title slightly soiled and chipped at the edges, scattered slight soiling, two pages with closed tears, but generally clean and bright internally. Vol I of a planned two volumes, but no further were published. 60 finely engraved plates occasionally somewhat crookedly printed - a lovely and late attempt at an English emblem book. With the list of subscribers. (xiv), 173, (3)pp with the errata at rear. Size: Octavo (8vo). Illustrator: John Devoto. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: Under 1 kilo. Category: Poetry; Inventory No: 045189. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Neue und Vollkom[m]ene Carten, des Königreich Bosnien, Sambt ihren darzugehörigen Provincien. Wie auch dessen Grosse und Kleine Vestungen, Sambt anderen Örthern, So Sich bis auff das 1737te Jahr befinden und Solche angemercket worden Seyn

      By Johannes Weingartner, 1740 - Manuscript, colored military map of Bosnia on linen with green silk edges, by Johannes Weingartner. 660 × 470 mm; 620 × 430 mm. Showing the borders and the fronts of the Habsburg Empire in Dalmatia and the Ottoman Empire in Bosnia on the day of the battle of Banja Luka, August 4, 1737. It was one of the main battles of the Russo-Turkish(-Austro) War (1735-1739) in which the Ottomans led by, Hekimo?lu Ali Pasha (1689-1758) grand vizier, defeated the Austrians, who entered the war a month before in July, 1737. With four vignettes of views of principal cities: Banja Luka, Biha?, Sarajevo (written "Seraglio" on the map, which is equivalent to "saray" or "serail" which means the governor's palace in Turkish) and Zvornik. Manuscript, colored military map of Bosnia on linen with green silk edges, by Johannes Weingartner

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        A New Discourse of Trade,

      London: J. Hodges, W. Meadows [& 4 others in London],, [1740?]. wherein are Recommended several weighty Points relating to Companies of Merchants; The Act of Navigation, Naturalization of Strangers, and our Woollen Manufactures. The Balance of Trade, and the Nature of Plantations; with their Consequences in relation to the Kingdom, are seriously discussed. Methods for the Employment and Maintenance of the Poor are proposed. And some Proposals for erecting a Court of Merchants, for determining Controversies, relating to Maritime Affairs, and for a Law for transferring of Bills of Debts, are humbly Offered. To which is added, A short, but most excellent Treatise of Interest. The fourth edition. Octavo (162 × 95 mm). Contemporary mottled sheepskin, double gilt rule on sides and spine, dark red morocco label, red speckled edges. Duplicate gathering of signature G (pp 99-122) bound in; with the terminal advertisement leaf not cited by Kress. Large library stamp of "Bond" on front free endpaper. Binding somewhat worn, joints cracked but cords holding, with some loss of leather. An attractive sound copy, clean and with good margins, in a period binding. First published in 1690 as A Discourse about Trade. Sir Josiah Child (c.1631 - 1699) economic writer and merchant. "In 1690 he published under his own name the comprehensive Discourse about Trade, which included his Proposals for the Relief and Employment of the Poor, which had appeared earlier as an undated pamphlet. This work was reprinted in 1693 under the title A New Discourse on Trade to coincide with a new attempt in parliament to reduce the legal maximum rate of interest ( ... ) Child acquired considerable fame as an economic writer in his own day and was both widely read and frequently quoted. His works were reprinted continuously during the eighteenth century and published in French in 1754. He exerted influence because of his fluent and persuasive pen, his debating skills, and his obvious success in and experience of business" (ODNB). As Geoffrey Poitras notes "Child is another of the truly remarkable individuals populating the early history of financial economics. Child has some status as a noteworthy, pre-Smithian economist ( ... ) His status as Governor of the East India Company was matched by his stock trading acumen" (The Early History of Financial Economics, 1478-1776, 2000, p.322).

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        Consilia seu Responsa Juris - 2 Bände.,

      Augustae Vindelicorum & Ratisbon Sumtibus Strötter & Fesenmayr, 1740 - 842, 828 Seiten 6 Bände, Goldprägung am Buchrücken, oben und unten Buchrücken etwas eingerissen,Band 2. letzteren Seiten seitlich mit hellem Fleck ( nicht im Text ), sonst beide Bände guter Zustand Sprache: la Gewicht in Gramm: 7550 [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Annotata atque exempla illustrantia in Samuelis de Pufendorf libros duos de officio hominis et civis adornata labore & studio J. Rodolphi a Waldkirch : acc. in calce compendium jurisprudent ; naturtalis nec non philosophiae et concinnum

      Basileae : Thurneyssen, 1740, Hardback, Book Condition: Very Good, First EditionFair to good copy in a near-contemporary binding of paper-covered boards. Spine ends and panel edges somewhat worn and rubbed. Some loss to spine cover, with some separation evident between the spine and front panel. Title-printed spine label. Bookplate inside the front cover: "Bibliotheca Petri Buoninsegni, Senis 1814." Pages slightly tanned and faded as with age. Remains quite well-preserved overall. Further scans, images etc. and additional bibliographical material available on request. ; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 354 pages; Description; 354p. 16cm. Title page in red and black. Subjects: Samuelis de Pufendorf -- Johann Rudolf von Waldkirch -- Religion -- Philosophy -- History -- Early works to 1800. Language: Latin.

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        Histoire du Prince Francois Eugene de Savoie, Generalissime des Armees de l'Empereur et de l'Empire. Enrichie des plans de batailles & des medailles necessaires pour l'intelligence de cette Histoire.

      Amsterdam, D' Arkstee & Merkus 1740.. 5 Bde. (Complet en 5 volumes). kl.8°. 336 , 259, 327, 317, 358 S. mit 1 Frontisp. und 11 (v. 12 gef. Kupfertaf.) Es fehlt der Plan von Turin. Original-Lederbände auf 5 Bünden mit goldgepr. Rücken. (Einbände etw. berieben und best., wenig fl., altersgemäß in gutem Zustand). Auflage:0. Eleazar de Mauvillon (1712-1779) war Lehrer für französische Sprache am Collegium Carolinum in Braunschweig und Herausgeber der "Lettres francaises et germanique ou Reflexions, militaires, litteraires et critiques sur les Francois et les Allemands". Reizvolle Ausgabe über das Leben von Prinz Eugen in französischer Sprache.

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        Analysis et Explicatio Lectionum Masorethicarum, Kethibhan et Karjan ; Explicatio Epicriseon Masorethicarum Quae Singulis Libris Biblicus Subjici Ut et Notarum Marginalium; Dictionarum Veteris Testamentii Hebraeo-Chaldaicum,,

      Sumbtibus Orphanotrophei 1740's, Halae - Three volumes bound in One. 1)Analysis et Explicatio Lectionum Masorethicarum, Kethibhan et Karjan Vulgo Dictarum, Ea Forma, Qua Illae in Textu S. Extant, Ordine Alphabetico Digesta Inque Usum Studiosae Iuventutis [no date-1750?] Editio Secunda, 80pgs. & 2)Explicatio Epicriseon Masorethicarum Quae Singulis Libris Biblicus Subjici, ut et Notarum Maginalium quae Textui S. Hinc Inde Adjici Solent [no date-1750?], 48pgs. & 3) Dictionarum Veteris Testamentii Hebraeo-Chaldaicum, Ut Cum Bibliis Hebraici Manualibus Compingi Queat, Secundo et Emendatius Editum a.MDCCLXVI [1741], 75pgs. Halae Magdeburgicae, Sumtibus Orphanotrophei. Text in Hebrew and Latin. Bound to style in quarter leather, marbled paper boards. A very good copy. Printers devices; text in Latin and Hebrew. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Thorn Books, ABAA]
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        A Collection of State Papers relating to Affairs in the reigns of King Henry VIII, Edward VI, Quween Mary and Queen Elizabeth from the Year 1542 to 1570 Translcribed from Original Letters and other Authntick Memorials left by William Cecil Lord Burghley

      London: printed by William Bowyer , 1740. Collation, [22], 624, [8]pp. Pages 123/124 supplied in neat early ( probably over 150 years ago ) manuscript, ( see photo ). Bound in full calf. Rebacked, retaining the original panelled boards, raised bands, leather title label. Binding in very good clean firm condition. Internally, bookplate of Lord Viscount Montague. Pages in very good clean condition throughout. A16. First Edition. Full Period Calf. Very Good Plus. Folio - over 12" - 15" tall.

      [Bookseller: George Jeffery Books]
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        Consilia seu Responsa Juris - 2 Bände.

      Augustae Vindelicorum & Ratisbon Sumtibus Strötter & Fesenmayr, 1740.. Erstauflage, EA 842, 828 Seiten 4°, Leder. 6 Bände, Goldprägung am Buchrücken, oben und unten Buchrücken etwas eingerissen,Band 2. letzteren Seiten seitlich mit hellem Fleck ( nicht im Text ), sonst beide Bände guter Zustand

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Buchseite]
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        Strasburg, eine uhralte sehr berühmte u. nun auch ungemein fortificirte Statt...

      . Altkolorierter Kupferstich v. M. Seutter, um 1740, 49 x 57 cm., Gutes Exemplar.. Gesamtansicht von Straßburg mit beidseitiger ornamentaler Bordüre, darüber altkolorierter Plan von Straßburg und näherer Umgeburg.

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Peter Babendererde]
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        The History of Thamas Kouli Kan, Schah, or Sophi of Persia

      Dublin: Printed and Dublin Reprinted by Sam. Dalton, Bookseller. 1740. First. First Irish edition. Translated from the French of the Paris edition. Self-wrappers. 35, (1)pp. Removed from a bound volume. Some light stains on front wrap, else near fine. OCLC locates a single copy, at Cambridge. .

      [Bookseller: Between the Covers- Rare Books, Inc. ABA]
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