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        Mémoires de M. le Marquis de Feuquière, Lieutenant Général des Armées du Roi ( 4 Tomes avec 13 cartes dépliantes - Complet) Contenans ses Maximes sur la Guerre, & l'application des Exemples aux Maximes.

      Chez Pierre Dunoyer Rollin 1740 - Nouvelle édition, revûe & corrigée sur l'Original ; augmentée de plusieurs additions considérables ; ensemble d'une Vie de l'Auteur donnée par M. le Comte de Feuquière son frère, & enrichie de Plans et de Cartes, 4 vol. in-12 reliure de l'époque pleine basane marron, dos à 5 nerfs orné, Chez Pierre Dunoyer, Londres, Chez Rollin, Paris, 1740, titre, CCVIII-228 pp. ; titre, 402 pp. et 4 cartes dépliantes ; titre, 387 pp. et 1 f. blanc et 7 cartes dépliantes ; titre, 444 pp. et 2 cartes dépliantes Exemplaire bien complet des 13 cartes dépliantes. Important ouvrage de stratégie militaire évoquant les principaux faits de la seconde moitié du XVIIe siècle et du début du XVIIIe . Etat très satisfaisant (reliure frottée avec petits mq. en coiffes, mq. la pièce de tomaison du tome I, bon état intérieur, les cartes sont toutes en bel état). L'ouvrage contient les 13 cartes suivantes : Carte des Pays-Bas Espagnols ; Carte du Rhin de Basle à Mayence ; Carte du Campemens de Turenne et Montecuculli près La Ranchen ; Bataille de Nerwinde ; Bataille de Sintzheim ; Bataille de Fleurus ; Bataille de Stein-kerke ; Bataille de Nerwinde ; Bataille de Marsaille ; Bataille de Luzara ; Bataille de Hochtstet ; Bataille de Ramillie ; Bataille de Malplaquet. Langue: Français [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Librairie du Cardinal]
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        Regnorum Siciliae

      1740. nee non Melitae seu Maltae insulae cum adjectis Italiae et Africae litoribus Kupferstichkarte v. Joh.B.Homann. Nürnberg m.Druckprivileg um 1740. M.gr.Kartusche u. 2 kl.Karten v.Cantane a.Sizilien m.d.Aetna u.v.Valetta a.Malta, mehr. Schiffen u. Kolorit. Ca.53,5 x 61,5 cm. Gerahmt unter Passep.u.dek.Leiste..

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Seidel & Richter]
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        Brieve Dissertazione dell'Acqua Nuovamente rinvenuta nell'anno 1738. in Pozzuoli, dagli Antichi chiamata del Cantarello.

      per Serafino Porsile regio stampatore,, In Napoli, 1740 - Cm. 19, pp. (32) 147 (5). Solida legatura del tempo in piena pergamena rigida con titoli ms. al dorso. Usuali fioriture dovute al tipo di carta, qualche macchietta alla parte alta della legatura, peraltro esemplare genuino ed in buono stato di conservazione, in barbe. Edizione originale ed unica di quest'opera dedicata alle acque termali del Cantarello già celebrate da Pietro da Eboli nel suo "De Balneis puteolanis". Raro. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Studio Bibliografico Benacense]
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        Bibliotheca Technologica: Or a Philological Library of Literary Arts and Sciences. Viz. I. Theology. II. Ethics. III. Christianity. [etc., concluding with]. XXIII. Jurisprudence. XXIV. Heraldry. XXV. Miscellaneous. The Second Edition; with an Alphabetical Index of the principal Matters.

      London Printed for James Hodges. 1740 - Large 8vo, 205 x 123 mms., pp. viii, 513 [514 notice about entry on Quakers, 515 - 530 Index, 531 - 534 adverts], including half-title, contemporary calf, red leather label; corners worn, joints slightly cracked, top and base of spine chipped, but a reasonably good copy, with the contemporary autograph "G. Anderton" on the recto of the front free end-paper. Martin (1705 - 1782) was one of the 18th century's many polymaths, as skilled at explaining logarithms as he was in discussing history. His first published work, The Philosophical Grammar (1735) was a compendium of current knowledge about scientific matters, while this work, first published in 1737, gives the self-educating reader a useful overview of numerous topics in the arts. Despite his numerous skills and his wide-ranging activities and retailer of scientific apparatuses, he was made bankrupt in 1782. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: John Price Antiquarian Books, ABA, ILAB]
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        Neu inventierter genealogischer Stamm Baum aller Könige in Dänemarck von Anfang dieses Reichs bis auf heut zu Tag glücklichst regierende Königliche Majestät Fridericum IV.

      . Coloured engraved genealogical tree of the kings of Denmark. Augsburg ca. 1740. 57 x 48 cm. Framed and in a passepartout..

      [Bookseller: Peter Grosell, Antiquarian Bookseller]
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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, de l'imprimerie de la veuve de Andre Knapen, Paris 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). [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Michael Laird Rare Books LLC]
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        The Earl of Strafforde's Letters and Dispatches with an Essay Towards His Life By Sir George Radcliffe, from the Originals in the Possession of His Great Grandson, the Right Honourable Thomas Earl of Malton, Knight of the Bath TWO Volumes

      For Robert Owen Bookfeller in Skinner-Row, Dublin Ireland 1740 - TWO volume set. Full , most likedly original, calf recently dressed with boards reinforced, new leather spines and labels. Both volumes tight clean and handsome. Photos available upon request. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Mom and Pop's Book Shop,]
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        Spicilegium catechetico - concionatorium id est, conceptus exegetici - concionatorium id est Conceptus Morales pro Cathedra - 3. Bände., Ex Praestantissimis Auctoribus collecti, & variis Sacrae Scipturae Figuris, Sanctorum Patrum Sententiis, Doctrinis moralibus, Similitudinibus, & exquisitis Historiis industriose elaborati: Quibus Ad instruendam in Lege Divina Plebem, ad extirpanda vitia, & implantandas Virtutes, primariae ac fundamentales Fidei Christiano-Catholicae Veritates, ad Evangelia Dominicarum, & Festorum, per modum Concionis reducuntur & applicantur.

      Augustae Vindelicorum, Mathiae Wolff, 1740 - 52, 363, 32, 372, 44, 538 Seiten 6 Bünde, Goldprägung am Buchrücken, Kanten etwas berieben, erste Seiten oben leicht fleckig ( nicht im Text ), Buchrücken bei Band 2 unten etwas beschädigt, sonst alle drei Bände guter Zustand Sprache: la Gewicht in Gramm: 7550 [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Buchseite]
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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, 1739 [i.e. 1740]. - 35pp. Quarto. Contemporary paper-backed boards, rebacked. Boards with slight foxing. From the Library of the Earls of Macclesfield, with library shelf marks on front pastedown and front free endpaper; blind pressure stamp of the Library on first two printed leaves. Small tear at outer margin of first leaf (no loss). Slight age toning at outer edges, otherwise internally fresh and clean. Brief contemporary manuscript corrections in text on pp.7, 12, 21, 28, and 30. A very good copy. In a half morocco box. 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 FRANÇAISE 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, circa 1767). Remarkably rare in this original printing. Not in OCLC. SABIN 4556 (note).

      [Bookseller: William Reese Company - Americana]
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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

      Jacques Guerin, [Paris] 1740 - 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). [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Critische Abhandlung von dem Wunderbaren in der Poesie und dessen Verbindung mit dem Wahrscheinlichen. In einer Vertheidigung des Gedichts Joh. Miltons von dem verlohrnen Paradiese; Der beygefüget ist J. Addisons Abhandlung von den Schönheiten in demselben Gedichte.

      Zürich, Orell und Comp., 1740 - 8°, 13 Bl., 440 S, Ldr. d. Zeit, Deckle berieben, Buchblock a. unteren Steg durchgehend etwas wasserrändig, minimal fleckig (W/G2 17). Erste Ausgabe des epochemachenden Werks. "Die poetologischen Ansätze B.s stießen bei Gottsched auf Widerstand und waren der Ursprung einer energischen literarischen Fehde zwischen Gottsched und den Schweizern, da er in der Theorie der Schweizer die Grenzen der Nachahmung überschritten sah". (Bautz, Biographisch-Bibliographisches Kirchenlexikon, XVII, Sp. 128 ff.). 1100 gr. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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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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        The HISTORY Of THAMAS KOULI KAN, Sophi of PERSIA. Translated from the French

      London:: Printed for J. Brindley, et al.. 1740.. 12mo: [A]^2 B - O^6 P^4. 6-3/4" x 4". 1st UK Edition thus, i.e., by Brindley, one of two English editions published in 1740. [2], ii, 163, [1 (blank)].. Modern respining with tan leather & maroon leather title label over period marbled paper boards.. Wear to boards, with paper lacking to fore-edge. Title leaf a bit. grubby. P4 with tears along gutter. A VG copy.. OCLC records 6 cc of this edition. . Printer's ornament to t.p. Head- tailpieces. Decorative initial capital letters.

      [Bookseller: Tavistock Books, ABAA]
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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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]

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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]

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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.

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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.

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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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        Alessandria

      1740 ca., Alessandria 1740 - Veduta prospettica della città di Alessandria ritratta dalle sponde del Bormida. Il titolo è iscritto in decorativo cartiglio in alto al centro. Sotto la stampa i rimandi da 1 a 17. E' curioso rilevare le parti raffigurate in primo piano, sulla sinistra, scene di vendemmia mentre, sulla destra, fasi di carico di un'imbarcazione; queste raffigurazioni allegoriche esaltano la fiorente attività commerciale e la ricca produzione agricola. Bibliografia: Bianchi, Portinaro "Alessandria nelle antiche stampe", pag. 73, n° 51 mm 213x308

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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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        Mémoires du Comte de Forbin, chef d'escadre, Chevalier de l'Ordre militaire de Saint-Louis.

      A Amsterdam, Chez François Girardi, 1740. 1740 - 2 vol. in-8° (165 x 98 mm) de : [8] (faux-titre, frontispice, titre), 383, [2] pp. ; et de [4], 344, [2] pp. ; un portrait du comte de Forbin en frontispice. Plein veau d'époque, dos à nerfs ornés. Seconde édition de cet ouvrage attribué à Simon Reboulet ; l'originale parut à Amsterdam en 1729 fut suivie d'une seconde édition en 1740, parue également à Amsterdam. Simon Reboulet fut le secrétaire de Forbin, et fut chargé par lui de rédiger ses Mémoires. Claude, né en 1656, chevalier puis comte de Forbin, participa à la campagne de Sicile comme garde de l’étendard. Entré ensuite aux mousquetaires, il fit les campagnes de Franche-Comté et d’Artois (1676) et revint dans la Marine comme enseigne de vaisseau en janvier 1677. Ayant tué en duel le chevalier de Gourdon, il fut condamné à mort par le parlement d’Aix, obtint des lettres de rémission et réussit à conserver une place dans la Marine en usurpant l’identité de son frère, lui aussi enseigne, que l'on voulait retirer du service en raison de sa santé. Nommé gouverneur de Bangkok, amiral de la flotte siamoise et généralissime, il resta trois ans au Siam et revint en France en juillet 1688. Il commandait la frégate les « Jeux » escortant un convoi en Manche sous les ordres de Jean Bart sur la « Railleuse », lorsque le 22 mai 1689, attaqués par des forces supérieures, ils se sacrifièrent pour sauver le convoi et furent faits prisonniers. Ils réussirent à s'évader après onze jours de captivité et regagnèrent la France en traversant la Manche. Nommé en récompense capitaine de Vaisseau en juin 1689 avec Jean Bart, Forbin arma sa course et se signala cette même année par plusieurs prises. En 1692, de nouveau sous les ordres de Jean Bart, il fit avec lui cette fameuse campagne de la mer du Nord qui fut si désastreuse pour le commerce anglais et hollandais . Duguay-Trouin ne put que sursauter en lisant le récit de l’événement qui s’était produit en 1707. Cette année-là, Duguay-Trouin commandait une escadre de six vaisseaux et était parti de Brest avec Forbin qui commandait le même nombre de navires mais qui était à cette occasion son supérieur hiérarchique. Le 21 octobre 1707, à l’entrée de la Manche, ils rencontrèrent ensemble une escadre anglaise de cinq vaisseaux de guerre escortant un convoi qui fut aussitôt pris en chasse. Le combat se termina par la capture de trois de ces vaisseaux de guerre, l’incendie d’un quatrième et la prise de quinze navires du convoi. Cette action glorieuse à laquelle Duguay-Trouin eut la plus grande part, le comte de Forbin voulait se l’approprier. Duguay-Trouin accepta alors après résistance de rédiger ses Mémoires à condition que celles-ci soient publiées après sa mort : ce qui fut fait avec la véritable édition originale de ses Mémoires en 1740 [voir cet ouvrage]. Polack 7976 - Barbier II, 11562.

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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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