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        Descriptio Nova et Accurata Scaniæ Blekingiæ et Hallandiæ per Matthæum Seutter sc. Sac. Cæs. Maj. Geographo Aug.

      *** Kort over Skåne, Blekinge og Halland af Kejserlig Geograf Matthäus Seutter i Augsburg. Med indsat specialkort over den del af Halland, der ligger nord for Varberg. [Udgivet omkring år 1740-1750]. Kobberstik. 50 x 58. Gammel håndkolorering. Med imponerende titelkartouche i sort / hvid. Papiret er med vertikal midterfold som ved udgivelsen. - Midterfolden forstærket bagpå to gange 4 cm.. Georg Matthäus Seutter (1678-1757). Geograf, kartograf, kobberstikker og forlægger. Han blev antaget som elev af Johann Baptist Homann i Nürnberg i 1697. En del år senere åbnede han et konkurrerende firma i Augsburg - med stor succes. I begyndelsen af 1730erne blev Seutter udnævnt til kejserlig geograf

      [Bookseller: Finnerups Antikvariat]
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      The Hague, c. 1740. Copper engraving, 37.5 x 50.5 cms, recent hand-colour, generous margins, blank verso. A map illustrating the epic voyage of Jason and the Argonauts from Georg Horn's Orbis Antiqui Delineato, a popular work printed in several editions between 1652 and 1741, initially by Janssonius in Amsterdam. The paper stock indicates that this is one of the later issues, published by Pieter de Hondt. Georg Horn (1620-70) travelled in Germany and England before settling in Leiden.

      [Bookseller: Tim Bryars Ltd]
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        A FAITHFUL ACCOUNT OF THE DISTRESSES AND ADVENTURES OF JOHN COCKBURN, MARINER, And Five Other Englishmen; Who Were taken Prisoner by Spanish Pyrate; Treated in the Most Inhuman Manner; Set on Shore, on an Uninhabited Island, Naked and Wounded, and Obliged to Travel Over Land from the Gulf of Honduras to the Great South-Sea, Being 2400 Miles...The Second Edition. To Which is Annexed the Travels of Mr. Nicholas Whitington, a Factor in the East-Indies

      London:: C. Rivington,, 1740. Very Good. A Very Good hardback Second Edition in full brown contemporary calf nicely rebacked, raised bands and gilt lettering spine. Owner bookplate front paste-down, cover edge wear, scuffs covers, age darkening and foxing endpapers. Complete with foldout map frontispiece. 8vo. viii, 349 pp.

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        Observationes et cogitata de peste, quæ annis 1738 et 1739 in Ukrainia grassata est

      Petropoli : typis academiae scientiarum, 1740 - In-4° broché, couverture d'attente, 45 pp. et un feuillet d'errata. [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

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      AUGUSTA VINDELICORUM, IO. FR. PROBST, 1740 CA.Incisione originale su matrice di rame eseguita all'acquaforte, tavola senza testo al verso. Titolo entro festone al centro del margine superiore, al bordo inferiore legenda di 40 richiami topografici, in francese, ripetuti entro edicola all'angolo superiore destro in tedesco. Straordinaria raffigurazione della città tedesca di Francoforte. Il ritratto urbano copre un amio arco ed è rappresentato con una evidente esasperazione delle altezze degli edifici, corrispondente al linguaggio artistico del tempo. Il disegno dell'opera spetta a F.I. Saur, artista tedesco arrico in Germania nel XVIII secolo. Esemplare in buone condizioni conservative.

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        Peg Woffington - Original Miniature

      - original miniatuire portrait of the famous Irish actress painted directly onto porcelain and in its original wood and brass embellishment surround. Lovely item in very good condition. As a child of ten, she was recruited by an Italian rope dancer called Violante and played Polly Peachum in a Lilliputian production of The Beggar's Opera. She danced and acted at various Dublin theatres until 1740, when her success as Sir Harry Wildair in The Constant Couple led to her being given her London debut at Covent Garden; she became well known as an actress thereafter.Woffington enjoyed success in the role of Sylvia in The Recruiting Officer. She performed at Drury Lane for several years and later returned to Dublin, appearing in a variety of plays. Her most well-received performances were in comic roles, such as elegant women of fashion like Lady Betty Modish and Lady Townley, and breeches roles. She was impeded in the performance of tragedy by a harsh tone in her voice that she strove to eliminate.She lived openly with David Garrick, the foremost actor of the day, and her other love affairs (including liaisons with Edward Bligh, 2nd Earl of Darnley and MP Charles Hanbury Williams) were numerous and notorious. She became friend and mentor to the socialite/actress sisters, Elizabeth and Maria Gunning, and also shared the stage with the likes of Charles Macklin, Kitty Clive, and the tragedienne Susannah Maria Arne (then known as Cibber, following her marriage to Theophilus Cibber). Margaret Woffington in bed after her paralysis, circa 1758.She was made president (and the only female member) of Thomas Sheridan's Beefsteak Club in Dublin. She also educated and supported her sister Mary (usually known as Polly), and cared for and pensioned her mother.For whatever reason, Woffington left Garrick in about 1744 and moved to Teddington, into a house called Teddington Place. In 1754 she became the beneficiary of the will of the Irish impresario Owen Swiny.On 3 May 1757, she was playing the part of Rosalind in As You Like It when she collapsed on stage. She rallied, but would never act again, lingering with a wasting illness until 1760. She built and endowed by will some almshouses at Teddington, and was buried in St. Mary's Church, the parish church.

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        Nuova Carta Dell Imperio Della China

      ALBRIZZI, Giovanni Battista, 1740. Map. Uncolored engraving. Image measures 13 x 16 3/4". Page measures 14 3/8" x 19 1/2". This map of China covers from the Bay of Bengal east to the Kamchatka Peninsula. Labeled in both Dutch and Italian, it describes the boundaries of the region during the period of the Qing Dynasty as construed, often incorrectly, by European imperial powers. Despite some geographical inconsistencies, the region is highly detailed with towns, churches, rivers and lakes, and mountains are depicted pictorially. Moreover, a number of scattered notes go into more detail about the political and topographical features of the area. This scarce map appeared in "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. The map is in very good condition with no chips or tears and slight scattered foxing throughout. Dark impression on thick, bright paper and wide margins as issued. 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 map of China is one example of the valuable work Albrizzi produced.

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

      [Bookseller: Boston Book Company]
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        The Spectator and The Tatler

      1740 - The Spectator. Eight volumes, with title-page statement: “Carefully Corrected” and printed in Edinburgh, 1753. WITH: The Tatler, or Lucubrations of Isaac Bickerstaff, Esq. Four volumes. London: printed for C. Bathurst etc, 1774. Together, twelve volumes. The Tatler Bound in period full calf, raised bands, red morocco spine labels bordered in gold. Tight copies to all 4 volumes, bindings starting to crack but tight and not disbound. Contents exceptionally clean, toning to the edges of the endpapers. Owner’s signature on the top of the front pastedown on each volume. 4 1/4 x 7. Inches. (nos. 1-271 complete with index to each volume), running from 2 April 1709 to 31 March 1711: "Of the 271 numbers, Steele wrote 188, Addison 42, and the two joint 36 - Davis lists six numbers, 21, 31, 67, 68, 249 and 248, as contributed by Swift (or containing letters or 'hints furnished by him'). In addition, Aitken attributes to Swift letters in Nos. 59, 63, 71, 190 and 195, and suggests that he was part author of Nos. 32, 66, 230 and 238" (Rothschild). Complete as issued, The Spectator Bound in period full calf, raised bands and leather labels. Tight copies for all 8 volumes. Some edge wear and toning to the bindings, 4 of 8 labels with some chipping. Contents exceptionally clean. Edge toning to the title page and ffep from contact with the leather binding. Same to back ffep. Small ink W written at the top fore edge corner of each title-page. Consisting of No 1 March 1, 1710 through No. 635 December 20, 1714. Overall a nice tight set. Macaulay considered them "perhaps the finest Essays, both serious and playful, in the English language." The Tatler addressed subjects ranging from "all accounts of Gallantry, Pleasure, and Entertainment" to poetry and learning, from proper etiquette to the character of the ideal gentleman. The Spectator "appeared daily, and was immensely popular, particularly with the new growing middle-class readership. The papers are mainly concerned with manners, morals, and literature. Their object is 'to enliven morality with wit, and to temper wit with morality'" (Drabble, 925-6). Together Addison and Steele set the pattern and established the vogue for the periodical in the 18th-century and helped create a receptive audience for the emerging art form of the novel. Inventory #09-086. Price: $850. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Antiquitatum latinarum graecarumque enarrationes atque emendationes. Praecipue ad veteris anni rationem attinentes. Epistoles LXVIII comprensae et tabulis plurimis ornatae.

      Padua, typis Seminarii, apud Giovanni Manfré, 1740. - (20), 616, (12) SS. Mit Holzschnittdruckermarke am Titel, 36 mehrf. gefalt. tabellar. Tafeln und 1 mehrf. gefalt. gest. Tafel. Pergamentband der Zeit mit goldgepr. rotem Rückenschildchen. Gr.-4to. Erste Ausgabe. - Essayistisch-altertumswissenschaftliche Abhandlungen in Briefform. Der Gelehrte und Pflanzenkundler Giulio Pontedera (1688-1747) "studirte die Cartesianische Philosophie, Medicin und Naturgeschichte zu Padua, wurde aber von Morgagni und Poleni zu der beobachtenden Philosophie zurückgebracht, und überließ sich leidenschaftlich dem Studium der Botanik, die er schon als Knabe geliebt hatte" (Jöcher/A.). Die Kupfertafel zeigt sich an Bäumen emporrankende Gewächse. - Alter hs. Besitzvermerk am Titel. Das Rückenschildchen etwas lädiert; innen sauberes, gutes Exemplar. In allen Ausgaben selten; kein Ex. im Handel der letzten 30 Jahre nachweisbar. Jöcher/Adelung VI, 620, 4. [Attributes: First Edition]

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        Compendieuses und Nutzbares Haußhaltungs-Lexicon.

      Chemnitz, Johann Christoph und Johann David Stößel, 1740. - Compendieuses und Nutzbares Haußhaltungs-Lexicon, worinnen alle beym Feld-, Acker-, Garten- und Wein-Bau, Wiesewachs, Holtzungen, Jägerey, Fischerey, Bierbrauen, Vieh-Zucht, und sonst bey dem Haußhalten vorkommende Wörter und Redens-Arten gründlich und deutlich erkläret. Auch derer Thiere und Kräuter Eigenschafft, Natur, Gebrauch und Mißbrauch auf das treulichste untersuchet worden sind; daß man solches sowohl in der Stadt, als auf dem Lande bey allen grossen und kleinen Haußhaltungen nützlich gebrauchen kan, in alphabetische Ordnung gebracht, und mit sonderbarem Fleiß zusammen getragen von einem Liebhaber Oeconomischer Wissenschaften. Andere (=zweite) und verbesserte Auflage. Zwei Teile in einem Band. 4°. Mit einem gestochenen Frontispiz. Titel, 6 Bll., 640, 464 Spalten. Perg der Zeit. Vergl. Zischka 245 und Schöne, Wein 1795 (mit der Erstausgabe von 1728). Nicht bei Holzmann-Bohatta, Humpert, Kress, Lindner, Mantel usw. - Einband etwas gebräunt und fleckig, teilweise etwas gebräunt bzw. fleckig (Frontispiz und Titel stärker), der zweite Teil mit schwachem Wasserfleck in der unteren Ecke. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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      1740. Very Good. MEDICAL, MORAL, AND PHILOSOPHICAL: SERVING TO ILLUSTRATE THE PRINCIPLES AND THEORY OF PHILOSOPHICAL MEDICIN, AND POINT OUT SOME OF ITS MORAL CONSEQUENCES. London: Printed for C. Rivington...and J. Leake, 1740. First edition. xvi + iv + [1] + lxviii + [1] + 344 pp/A2, b8, c3, B8 - F2; B8 - E2, [1], E3-8, F8 - G5, [1], G6-8, I3, [1], I4-8 - N8, [1], O8 - Z4. 8vo., calf with gilt spine with raised bands, gilt double rule to boards. Front board detached, lacks flyleaf; rear board nearly detached. Ex-library with bookplate to front pastedown, inkstamps to verso of title page and a few others. Occasional light foxing, some pencil margin marks, nicks to page edges, else very good. Dietary regimen (vegetarianism advised); Philosophical Conjectures about the Nature and Qualities of the Original Animal Body and of its Progressive state in its several Stages of Existence; Preference of Vegetable Food; A Philosophical Theory founded on Experiments of the Nature and Laws of Minute Inanimate Bodies, and their Systems, in general; Philosophical Conjectures on Spiritual Nature, and the Human Spirit in Particular; Philosophical Conjectures on Natural Analogy, Its Laws, and Some of its Consequences; abstract of discourses. Errata at end of text, p. 316. Cheyne was an advocate of the vegetarian diet, based on his own experiences (he was upwards of 400 pounds and attributed his reformation in part to abstaining from spirits and animal foods. Scarce.

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        Atlas novus terrarum orbis imperia, regna et status exactis tabulis geographice demonstrans. / Atlas minor L. selectorum tabularum geographicarum Homanni. Secundum methodum Hubneri alliorumque recentiorum. Kleiner Atlas von Funfzig Auserlesenen Homann-Land-Charten nach Anleitung Johann Hübners

      Nürnberg., Homann [ca. 1740].. 2°. Kolor., gest. Tit., Drucktit., 1 Bl., 41 S. 64 doppelbl.-gr., altkolor. Karten. Ldr. d. Zt. Berieb. Kl. Fehlstellen u. Risse sauber restaur. vgl. Phillips I, 539 - Mit der Weltkarte und den Karten von Europa, Asien, Afrika, Amerika, Frankreich, Italien, Neapel, Sizilien/Sardinien, Schweiz, Österreich, Niederlande (3), Großbritannien, Spanien, Skandinavien, Böhmen, Schlesien, Polen, Russland, Ungarn sowie den deutschen Staaten, u. a. Bayern, Württemberg, Baden, Rheinlande, Holstein, Brandenburg,Thüringen, Pommern, Preussen u. Sachsen (2) - Die zusätzlichen Karten: Persia (v. Seutter); Carte de France (Homann Erb. 1741); Turcicarum et Tartaricum (Seutter); Frankreich nach seiner neuen Eintheilung... (39 x 49 cm.); Magna Britannia (Homann Erb.); Comitatus Flandriae; "Accurater Grundriß der von Moscau d. 3. July 1737 mit Sturm eroberten türckischen Stadt u. Vestung Oczakow". (Gest. v. Elias Beck. 34 x 45 cm.); Italia (Homann Erb. 1791); Malta et Goza; Ucrania; Imperium Romano-Germanicum; Charte der Kriegsoperationen..ihro Russisch Kayserl. Majestaet (v. Seutter. Unterl. Fehlstelle im Falz); Les etats de l'eglise et de Toscane (de Fer); Constantinopel. A few maps with repairs. Bound in calf. The illustr. titlepage shows Atlas and Hercules standing on top of a terrestrial globe supporting the heavens and the milky way above. Beneath, Neptune. Mercury, Cybele and a selection of other gods and goddesses adorn the foreground. The additional maps in this atlas are Persia (Seutter); Carte de France (Homann heirs 1741); Turcicarum et Tartaricum (Seutter); Frankreich nach seiner neuen Eintheilung... (39 x 49 cm.); Magna Britannia (Homann heirs); Comitatus Flandriae; "Accurater Grundriß der von Moscau d. 3. July 1737 mit Sturm eroberten türckischen Stadt u. Vestung Oczakow". (engrav. Elias Beck. 34 x 45 cm.); Italia (Homann heirs 1791); Malta et Goza; Ucrania; Imperium Romano-Germanicum; Charte der Kriegsoperationen...ihro Russisch Kayserl. Majestaet (Seutter); Les etats de l'eglise et de Toscane (de Fer); Constantinopel.

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        Christiani Thomasii iuriscons. Halens. Lectiones de prudentia legislatoria, cum raefatione Gottlieb Stollii, prof. polit. in Academ. Jen

      Francofurt et Lipsiae: (Renger), 1740. small octavo, [4 leaves] (beginning with title), 166 pp.; library book plates, general age toning, small ink smear at bottom of title, parchment covered boards darkened and lightly soiled, still sound and good+. Photos available upon request.

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        THE WORKS OF JOHN LOCKE, ESQ.; IN THREE VOLUMES: The Contents of which follow in the next Leaf. With Alphabetical Tables. The Fourth Edition.

      London: Printed for Edmund Parker & others, 1740. Fourth Edition. Full Calf. Very Good. Three (3) volumes, folio. pp: xxxii, 608, (15)index, (1)publisher's ads; 724, (11)index; 687, (13)index. Engraved frontispiece portrait in Volume I; engraved frontispiece memorial to Locke in Volume III. Bound in antique calf; inlaid frames, blind rules and corner devices on all covers; spine with raised bands, gilt rules, and red leather labels; rubricated edges. A clean, tight set. 13.5" x 8.25" Includes: An Essay Concerning Human Understanding; Some Considerations of the Consequences of Lowering Interest; Encouraging the Coining of Silver Money in England; Raising the Value of Money; Two Treatises of Government; Some Thoughts Concerning Education; Posthumous Works; &c.

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        The South part of Great Britain called England and Wales

      London., 1740. 2 sheets joined. Size: 610 x 980 mm. Copperplate with original outline colour. Some skilful paper restoration to map folds and to worm holes. Very good condition. 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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        Description géographique et historique de la Haute Normandie, divisée en deux parties. La première comprend le Pais de Caux ; et le seconde le Vexin. On y a joint un Dictionnaire géographique complet, & les cartes géographiques de ces deux provinces.

      Paris, Nyon 1740 - 2 forts vol. in-4 carrés, [6] ff. n. ch. (faux-titre & titre, préface, sommaire des titres), 752 pp., [2] ff. n. ch. (additions, errata) ; [6] ff. n. ch. (faux-titre & titre, avertissement, sommaire), 828 pp. ; avec deux grandes cartes dépliantes hors-texte, demi-maroquin bouteille à coins, dos à nerfs cloisonnés et fleuronnés à l'imitation, double filet doré sur les plats, tranches de tête dorées, autre tranches mouchetées (reliure du XIXe). Bel exemplaire. Edition originale de cet ouvrage qui fut imprimé par François Didot et partagé entre les libraires Nyon (père et fils), Pierre-François Giffart et la veuve Ganeau (les exemplaires qui se rencontrent peuvent comporter l'une de ces trois adresses). Comme l'explique Frère en détail, "Ce fut M. de La Vergne de Tressan, archevêque de Rouen, qui engagea D. Toussaints Du Plessis, religieux bénédictin de Saint-Germain-des-Prés de Paris, à écrire cette description du diocèse de Rouen. Il lui fut promis 1000 livres par année sur les fonds du clergé du diocèse, pendant tout le temps qu'il travaillerait à cet ouvrage ; pendant six années, à partir du 1er juillet 1730, il reçut la somme stipulée. Mais quelques contestations s'étant élevées entre lui et Mgr. de Saulx-Tavanes (successeur de M. de Tressan), Du Plessis détruisit son travail, quoiqu'il fut déjà fort avancé ; cependant il ne tarda pas à s'apercevoir de la faute qu'il avait commise, et le recommençant avec ardeur, il en publia, peu d'années après, une partie importante sous le titre : Description de la Haute-Normandie. Cet ouvrage, qui n'est donc en quelque sorte que l'introduction à l'Histoire de l'Eglise de Rouen, renferme de précieux documents et fait regretter que Du Plessis n'ait pu achever entièrement l'?uvre immense qu'il avait entreprise. Dom J.-B. Bonnaud fit de nouvelles recherches pour la compléter et réunit de nombreux matériaux. A sa mort, arrivée à Saint-Germain-des-Prés le 13 mai 1758, ses manuscrits passèrent dans les mains de Dom Le Noir, qui préparait une Histoire générale de la Normandie." Frère I, 404-405. Exemplaire du sculpteur et ivoirier dieppois Hyacinthe Flamand (1786-1854), avec ex-libris manuscrit. [Attributes: First Edition]

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        Ob die Thiere Teufel seyn? Wird durch Veranlassung deß, von einem Französischen Jesuiten, P. Bonjeau, unlängst ans Licht gestellten neuen Lehr-Begriffs von den Seelen der Thiere, genannt: Amusements philosophiques sur le langage des Bestes; Oder: Philosophischer Zeit-Vertreib über die Thier-Sprache; in welchen sie zu Teufeln gemachet werden; nach Schrifft und Vernunfft untersuchet und beantwortet von J. F. B. einem Evangelischen Theologo

      Bremen, Saurmann 1740. 17 cm. (16), 94, (2 weiße) Seiten Pergamentband der Zeit - Laehr II, 315 - Zedler Suppl. III, 942, 50 - Seltenes Werk des Auricher Theologen Bertram (1699 - 1741), seit 1728 Rektor des fürstlichen Lyzeums zu Aurich, der heute vor allem durch seine "Geographische Beschreibung des Fürstentums Ostfriesland" bekannt ist. Widerlegung der Thesen des Jesuiten Guillaume Hyacinthe Bougeant, hier "Bonjeau" genannt, in dessen Werk "Amusement philosophique sur le langage des bestes" (1740 deutsche Ausgabe unter dem Titel: Philosophischer Zeit-Vertreib über die Thier-Sprache). Zur Schöpfungsgeschichte bemerkt der Autor: "Doch ist wohl zu mercken, daß bey der Schöpfung der Thiere, ihrer Seelen gar keine Meldung geschiehet, wie bey dem Menschen." -

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        The Works of Francis Bacon, Baron of Verulam, Viscount St. Alban, Lord High Chancellor of England, in Four Volumes (4 vol. set)

      London: A. Millar. 1740. First edition. Hardcover. Good. 4 volume set. 1740, First edition. Latin and English text. 394, (38), 124 / 564 / 586 / 740 pp. Hardcover, small folios. Full contemporary calf, 6 raised bands at spine, leather and gilt labels missing except for volume 2. Boards, spines and hinges are quite dry: front board of all four volumes is loose, but present; rear ones are hanging on by their cords. Though the leather is starting to crack, the spines are sound and holding. Dry, worn leather. Some front endpapers are loose, but all appear to be present. Offsetting to title pages, occasional offsetting throughout text. Clean, unmarked text is still readable. Frontis engravings all in nice condition. Bookplate of Hopwell Hall (probably the estate in Derbyshire) at pastedowns. A sound, complete set priced for a nice rebinding. Digital images available upon request.

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        Leben des Freyherrn Gottfried Wilhelm von Leibnitz

      An das Licht gestellet von [Jacob Friedrich] Lamprecht. Engraved frontis. port. & an engraved vignette on title. 7 p.l. (incl. frontis.), 8, 111 pp. 8vo, cont. boards, remains of paper label on spine. Berlin: A. Haude, 1740. First edition of one of the earliest biographies of Leibniz (1646-1716), one of the greatest polymaths of any time. Lamprecht (1707-44), was secretary to Prince Heinrich von Preussen and became a member of the Berlin Akademie der Wissenschaften. As usual, the eight-page Nachricht von der zu Berlin auf die Gesellschaft der Aletophilorum oder Liebhaber der Wahrheit geschlagenen Müntze has been bound in immediately following the preliminary leaves. Fine copy. ❧ Ravier 413. .

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        Opulemtissimum Sinarum Imperium

      Augsburg, , c. 1740. Copper engraving, 50 x 58.5 cms, original hand-colour with highly decorative black and white cartouche, trivial stain at centrefold, upper margin renewed, blank verso.

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

      Augsburg: Seutter, 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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        A New Map of the British Empire in America

      Amsterdam, 1740. No Binding. Very Good. 43 3/4 x 40 inches. (four joined sheets)Original outline color; fine condition with strong impression. In fine, museum-quality frame. A superb example of the first large-scale map of the English colonies in North America. When originally issued on an enormous scale of 20 sheets in 1733, it was a semi-official work in behalf of the Lord Commissioners of Trade and Plantations to aid in the administration of the American colonies. This finely engraved and exact Dutch edition made the map available in a more manageable, four-sheet format. The Popple was also the first English map to name all the original thirteen colonies. Of particular importance in this regard, it was one of the first maps to show Georgia. Perhaps more than any other earlier map, the Popple map graphically brought home to English colonial administrators an appreciation of the vast territory at stake in the coming conflict with France. The map's unique graphic style, in which topography is expressed in very dense detail, further contributes to the sense of the unclaimed vastness of North America. Cartographically, the map was of considerable influence. For example, its distended shaping of the Florida peninsula is seen on numerous maps in the following decades.

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        Letters Written by Jonathan Swift, D. D. Dean of St. Patrick's, Dublin

      1740, 1767 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. Three volumes of the letters of Jonathan Swift. The fifth edition. Published from the originals. Jonathan Swift (30 November 1667 19 October 1745) was an Anglo-Irish satirist, essayist, political pamphleteer (first for the Whigs, then for the Tories), poet and cleric who became Dean of St Patrick's Cathedral, Dublin. With explanatory notes by John Hawkesworth (c. 1715 November 16, 1773), an English writer born in London. Previous owner's bookplate to each front pastedown of one John Hogg, Lincoln's Inn. Condition: In calf bindings. Externally, sound with shelfwear and cracking to four joints. Internally, firmly bound. Bright with the odd spot and mark, mainly to first and last few pages. Overall: VERY GOOD.

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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 , 9 Pläne nach J. Schachner 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, recht breitrandig, fleckenlos.

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        Epistolae anatomicae duodeviginti.

      Franciscum Pitteri, Venetiis 1740 - Morgagni, Giovanni Battista (1682-1771). Pars prior - Pars altera. Venetiis, apud Franciscum Pitteri, 1740. 2 volumi in-4°, cartone officinale (dorso sdrucito). (16), 532 pp.; 504 pp. Esemplare intonso con testimoni. Pregevole opera dell' illustre anatomista dedicata al Valsalva. Edizione originale. Hirsch, IV, p. 264. Bibl. Osleriana, 1185. Wellcome Hist.-Med. Library, IV, p. 178. Zanelli, Ediz. morgagnana, p. 145. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Gazophylacium medico-physicum, Oder Schatz-Kammer Medicinisch- und Natürlicher Dinge, In welcher Alle Medicinische Kunst-Wörter, inn- und äusserliche Kranckheiten [.] alle Mineralien, Metalle, Ertze [.] vorgestellet werden.

      Leipzig, bey Friedrich Lankischens Erben, 1740. - (6), 1035, (68) SS. Mit gest. Frontispiz. Marmorierter Lederband der Zeit mit Rückenschildchen und reicher -vergoldung. Dreiseitiger Rotschnitt. 4to. 10. Auflage des geschätzten und vielbenutzten naturwissenschaftlich-pharmazeutischen Nachschlagewerks; enthält umfassende Beschreibungen der einzelnen Krankheitsbilder mit Indikationen, Therapien und vielen Rezepten. Woyt (1671-1709) war Professor der Medizin und Pestarzt in Königsberg. - Kapitale lädiert, innen papierbedingt etwas gebräunt. Zischka 205. Lesky 721. Vgl. Hirsch/H. V, 999. Ferchl 589. Waller 10401. Blake 495 (sämtlich andere Ausgaben). Nicht bei Osler.

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        Berolinum. Berlin." Gesamtansicht mit der Spree

      Altkolorierter Kupferstich von Johann Georg Ringlin nach Friedrich Bernhard Werner bei Martin Engelbrecht, Augsburg um 1740. 21x31 cm. - Schott, Engelbrecht S. 54 Nr. 84 - Kiewitz S. 98 - Marsch, Werner 2010 S. 218 Nr. 84 - Aus: Ansichten von Städten Europas und Alexandrien, in der Mitte oben mit "84" nummeriert, unten Legende 1 - 30 in lateinischer und deutscher Sprache. Dekorative Ansicht, im Vordergrund das Stadtwappen mit dem Bären und reichem allegorischen Beiwerk, das auf Berlin als Stadt des Militärs, sowie der Schönen Künste und Wissenschaften hinweist. In schönem Kolorit, gutem Erhalt und breitrandig.

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        The Elements of Algebra (Two Volumes)

      1740. Leather Bound. Very Good. 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.

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        MISCELLANEOUS WORKS OF HIS LATE EXCELLENCY MATTHEW PRIOR ESQ; CONSISTING OF POEMS ON SEVERAL OCCASIONS Viz. Epistles, Tales, Satires, Epigrams, &c. With some Select Latin Performances. Now first published fromn His Original Manuscripts. Revised by Himself, and Copied fair for the Press By Mr. Adrian Drift, His Executor

      London: Printed for the Editor, 1740. First Edition. Illustrated with superb engraved frontispiece, and engraved tail pieces throughout. 8vo, original polished calf of the period, the covers with double gilt fillet lines at the borders, the spine with fine glt decoated panel desings incorporating large central ornamental devices, within compartments separated by raised bands gilt tooled, red calf label gilt within raised bands of the spine. [viii], [iv], 380, [xcv] pp. A fine and very pleasing, clean, unpressed and crisp copy of this handsomely printed work. Entirely unsophisticated with some light evidence of shelving at the foot of the spine. RARE IN THIS STATE AND CONDITION. A beautifully printed work and an important posthumous collection, including many poems not previously published; the editor was John Bancks (or Banks), who has signed the dedication. The section at the end consists of commendatory verses, and translations from Tibullus and Ovid. Later in the year these sheets were re-issued as Vol. II in a two-volume collection, also entitled Miscellaneous Works; but they were first issued separately, as here, because the first volume was not yet ready.

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        Plan de la Baye d'Oran sur la Cotte [sic.] de Barbarie.

      [c.1740] - Attractive mansucript chart showing the coastline around the town of Oran with a key to significant sites - forts, "Maison qu'habittent les Mores", and "ance ou l'on fit decente" a curve in the bay where landings could be made, together with anchorages and soundings in the bay. Evidently this map was intended for use in some form of amphibious operation as, in addition to the soundings, the actual physical nature of the cliffs and beaches along the coast have been very carefully portrayed with a system somewhere between literal graphic representation and stylised hachures.There is an ink signature of "Le Ch[eva]l[ie]r de Murat Saurins" beneath the legend which may tie this chart to the operations of the French against the Ali-Pasha, Bey of Tunis. In 1742 one Lieutenant Saurins-Murat was sent by the Marquis de Massiac to take Tabarka by surprise with a force of three hundred on board two brigantines. They were betrayed and fell into an ambush, two hundred and twenty-four unfortunates, including their leader, were committed to the bagnios of Tunis, whilst twenty-seven were killed and their heads displayed on the fondouk.

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

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

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        Two autograph notes, unsigned:

      "Mr. Tasker has written some verses for Johnson in which he compares him with Venus! - a palpable Blunder Sir ! as Boswell says when he mimics him" & "No Frank can I get as I can see no member either of Parliament or even of Society, they will all come together presently tho' & confound me. God bless you my Dear & do write, & give my best Regards to Mr. Crisp always - & do eats wings of chicken, & make Fun, there's nothing like it ! adieu". * William Tasker (1740-1800; Poet & Antiquary); Samuel Crisp (1707-1783; Playwright; Fanny Burney's dear second 'Daddy' whilst she his dear 'Fannikin'). Laid down together on an album leaf , overall 7 x 3 ¼ inches. With, laid-down below, an address panel in her hand "Miss Burney at Mr. Hamilton's. Chessington near Kingston, Surrey". This inscribed in another, early, hand "Mrs. Thrale". With, laid-down below, another autograph note, unsigned, in the hand of Frances (Fanny) Burney, Madame D'Arblay (1752-1840; writer): "A large party here have all some separate small grievance; but all think their own of profound importance, though they see with quickness, derision, & contempt the futility of similar little chagrins or inconveniences in the neighbours". Inscribed in another, early, hand "Miss Burney, Mad. D'Arblay". This 4 ½ x 3 inches. Provenance: from a 19th Century album compiled by Maria Burrard, a 2nd cousin of Caroline Anne Southey.

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        Der Monatlich-herausgegebenen Insecten-belustigung

      Nurnberg, 1740. First Edition. Hardcover. Fine. Five volumes of plates, lacking text. Half-leather with marbled boards, stamping in gilt on spine. Fine condition. Volume I contains 80 plates, Vol. II 75, 3 of which fold-out, Vol. III has 92, Vol. IV 41, and Vol. V, the supplement is illustrated by Christian Friedrich Carl Kleemann with 39 plates. There are 327 total plates. There are slipsheets between most plates so they have remained remarkably fresh and bright without any signs of foxing or offsetting. The five volumes have three engraved title pages, two of which are hand colored. There is no printed title.The first part of his DER MONATLICH-HERAUSGEGEBENEN INSECTEN-BELUSTIGUNG was published in 1740. The book was praised for its outstanding illustrations; Roesel also defined insects systematically and divided them into natural groups. Today he is considered the Father of German Entomology.

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      Regiæ academiæ Lundensis historia a prima ejus ætate ad finem anni MDCCXXXVIII. Lund, L. Decreaux, 1740. 4:o. (8),73,(4) s. + DÖBELN, JOH. JAC. von. Historiæ academiæ Lundensis continuatio in conspectu academiæ cancellariorum curatorum, pro-cancellariorium, rectorum magnificorun, illustrium & pro-rectorum a prima ejus ætate ad finem anni 1738. Lund, L. Decreaux, 1741. 4:o. (8),137,(9) s. & 1 utvikbar tryckt tabell. + DÖBELN, JOH. JAC. von. Historiæ academiæ Lundensis continuatio in conspectu professorum ab academiæ inauguratione ad finem mensis septembris anni MDCCXLII. Lund, L. Decreaux, (1742). 4:o. (8),313,(17) s. Trevligt nära samtida hfrbd med upphöjda bind, sparsamt guldornerad rygg, benvit titeletikett och stänkta snitt. Ryggen ngt blekt. Obetydliga lager- och rostfläckar. Liten pappersförorening på titelbladet och en liten lagning i övre marginalen på s. (7) i det första arbetet. Den utvikbara tabellen felbunden och placerad i det sista arbetet. Med Ulric Celsings namnteckning. Fint ex. från Biby.. Almquist Sveriges bibliografiska litteratur 432-34. Warmholtz Bibliotheca historica Sueo-Gothica 9238. Cappelin Hvar finns Skåne beskrifvet s. 28. Ågren Svensk biografisk uppslagslitteratur 1295 för det sista arbetet. Den första universitetshistoriken för Lund med biografier och utförliga skriftförteckningar över universitetets lärare

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        Raccolta di notizie storiche, legali e morali, per formar il vero carattere della nobilita e dell'onore : publicata col titolo di Ateneo dell'uomo nobile, 6 volumes

      Ferrara: A Spese Della Compagnia. 1740. First printing. Hardcover. Very Good. First printing, 1740, 5 volumes in 6 books, 4to, original vellum, complete set. Ex-library with some stamps including perforated stamps to title pages, numbers to spines, generally very good, bindings somewhat soiled and occasional wear and loss (one of the volumes has some missing vellum to the center of the spine, another has some loss to spine ends), contents very good and bright; the library marks are quite minimal. RARE, no copies currently offered online, no copies at auction in recent memory, and only a couple copies in libraries according to OCLC.

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        Les vies des hommes illustres et grands capitaines Franois. Sixieme, septieme, huitieme, neuvieme, dixieme tomes des Oeuvres ... [Les cinque parties - complet]

      La Haye, aux dŽpens du librarie, 1740, in-12,131x74 mm., 5 vols., iv,497+[7] & ii,458+[4] & ii,340+[2] & ii,474+[4] & ii,369+[3] pp., 5 eng. frontis. par D. Schley, notes, tables, titres en rouge & noir;. Nouvelle edition, considerablement augmentŽe, & accompagnŽe de remarques historiques & critiques.;. cont calf gilt, re, rubbed;.

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        Paraquariae Provinciae Soc. Iesu

      Magnificent map of Paraguay, drawn by the Jesuits of the Missions. c.1740. Augsburg. Middle fold, printers creasing, not affecting engraved surface, slight staining on blank margins not affecting text, a very good example. 621 mm x 536 mm. Extending from the upper coast of the Rio de la Plata to the lower portion of Brazil, going across Uruguay, several Argentinean provinces and of course Paraguay and Bolivia. On the lower end, the map extends up to the Chilean Pacific coast. The rarity and great importance of the map are based upon the fact that the Jesuit in the 18th century ?until their expulsion in 1767- controlled in their missions most the area herein shown, hence their knowledge applied to the map is probably best than all others at the time; most names are in the original languages.

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        Africa Secundum Legitimas Projectionis Stereographicae Regulas

      Nuremburg 1740 - Size : 475x575 (mm), 18.75x22.625 (Inches), Hand Colored

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        Regni Sinae vel Sinae Propriae [...]

      Nuremberg, c. 1740. Map. Copper engraving, 59.5 x 52.5 cms, original hand-colour, light waterstaining in the left-hand part of the map, left-hand margin trimed close to neatline, blank verso. After Homann's death in 1724 his maps were published by his son, Johann Christoph, and then by the Homann Heirs (his friend Johann Michael Franz and his stepsister's husband Johann Georg Ebersberger), who began adding maps of their own such as this detailed map of China by Haas, which follows the cartography of du Halde and D’Anville.

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        Mémoires de Monsieur Du Gay-Trouin, lieutenant général des armées navales, Commandeur de l'Ordre Royal & Militaire de Saint Louis.

      Sans éditeur, Sans lieu 1740 - Sans lieu, 1740. Reliure d¿époque de plein veau, dos à 5 nerfs, pièce de titre rouge et caissons fleuronnés, in-4°, toutes tranches rouges, signet de soie verte, gardes marbrées, 3 feuillets hors pagination, faux titre imprimé en noir, grand portrait de l¿auteur en frontispice, gravé par Larmessin, page de titre en rouge et noir avec allégorie maritime en vignette gravée, XL et 284 pages, illustrées de 5 planches h.t. dépliantes (combats marins et baie de Rio de Janeiro par A. Coquard). In fine, [colophon:] C.F.S¿.et un feuillet de garde blanche. Véritable édition originale répondant après la mort du célèbre marin à la publication, en 1729, des Mémoires du Comte de Forbin, rédigées par Simon Reboulet et l¿année suivante à la publication clandestine de ses propres Mémoires par P. Villepontoux. Ces Mémoires ont été édités, selon la volonté de Du Guay, après sa mort (1736), à partir du manuscrit corrigé de sa main par son ami Pierre François Godart de Beauchamps-Barbier, et des notes de son neveu, Luc de La Garde-Jazier. (Polak, Taillemite) Reliure solide, coiffes frottées, petits manques de cuir localisés en coins et bordures, plats portant quelques marques et épidermures, une page de garde anciennement restaurée après déchirure, un ex libris pâle en titre, un pli manquant à la gravure rempliée faisant face à la page 126 « Le Jason abordant le Chester et le Cumberland abordé. Néanmoins, l¿ouvrage demeure de belle tenue. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Wänskap och trohet i döden, eller den indianske printzessan Zaletta, tragoedia; i fem öpningar.

      I swänske rim författad, från engelskan. Af Andreas Hesselius americanus. Sthlm, L. L. Grefing, 1740. 4:o. (4),80 s. Häftad i senare blått pappomslag med handskriven titel på ryggen och några småfläckar på bakre omslag. Oskuren och delvis ouppskuren. En liten tråkig fläck på titelbladet. Några nedre hörn fuktfläckiga och en reva i nedre marginalen på s. 11. Från Ericsberg.. Klemming Sveriges dramatiska litteratur s. 81: "orig. kanske Love and friendship". Skeppsbrott, mord, skendöd, en elak styvmor, förräderi, en deus ex machina i form av tolken Indian-Will, systermord, självmord och en magnifik klagosång av hjälten Falconer som avslutning är en del av ingredienserna i detta drama. William Killigrews (1606-95) "Ormasdes or Love and friendship" trycktes 1664. Andreas Hesselius (1714-62) kallade sig "americanus" då han var född i Nordamerika som son till pastorn i svenska församlingen Andreas Hesselius. Sin mycket fria översättning av Killigrews pjäs har han utökat med några egna noter som bl.a. rör indianernas bruk att tatuera sina kroppar och måla sina ansikten: "En wid namn Zickapinan som var capitain för willarne, wistades ibland de swäska [sic!] wid Christina, hade 2 ormar målade i sitt ansickte och som deras hufwuden möttes i pannan och stiertarne woro hopflatade wid hakan, hölt han denna målningen för en den wackraste." Hesselius skrev stundom under pseudonymen "Angantyr Heidriksson Vinlandsfarare". Han kom till Sverige 1724 och uppehöll sig bl.a. i Uppsala där han blev den förste som undervisade i engelska vid universitetet. Han var även verksam som författare av tillfällighetsvers, "det säkraste och vackraste fall av yrkesskald, som jag har påträffat" skriver Magnus von Platen i "Yrkesskalder - fanns dom?"

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        A Musical Dictionary

      London: J Wilcox, 1740 Being a collection of terms and characters, as well ancient as modern including the historical, theoretical and practical parts of Music: As also an explanation of some parts of the doctrine of the ancients; interspersed with remarks on their method and practice and curious observations on the phoenomena of Sound, mathematically considered.... In full brown contemporary leather covers with gilt tooling to edges, corners and edges a little bumped and worn. Spine has raised bands with the title in gilt to a red leather label, there is an inch crack along top joint, edges worn and bumped with a little leather loss. Internally, lacks fep, half title has ink name (William Thomas Upper Lodge, G.... llifon) to base, also ink name to title page at head, (xii), 347 pp, [1], 1 plate, 1 pull out sheet and numerous woodcuts ink name to ep, with the usual pagination errors, this issue has the A over the D and the J above the rc. Important and uncommon. (ESTC T135521. OCLC 84860659. Deakin 36.

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        Histoire de la Vie et du Regne de Louis XIV, Roi de France & de Navarre. Redigee sure les Memoires de Feu Monsieur le Comte de ***

      La Haye: Jean van Duren, 1740 Complete 5 volume set in contemporary full leather bindings with 74 single page and 8 folding plates. With decorative head and tailpieces, decorative initial capital and numerous engraved medallions in the text. Original endpapers. Page edges red. The bindings are complete with raised bands, gilt decoration and title labels to spine. All are sound but have rubbing to corners, tops of spines and joints and general wear. Contents generally in G to VG condition - occasional light spotting. Vol I: half title, title page in red and black inks with design, advertisement for the book (4pp) and text; 12 single and 3 folding plates; 599pp. Some scholarly annotation and some pages with light brown toning. Vol II: half title, red and black title page (as for Vol I), advertisement (4pp), 11 single page and 1 folding plate; 564pp. Original page marker present. Vol III: half title, title page with red and black ink, Lettre de Monsieur Bruzen de la Martiniere (8pp), 8 plates, 583 pp plus one page Privilegium. Vol IV: half title, title page in red and black ink, 16 single page and 3 folding plates. 606 pp. Some loss to the bottom border of one plate and some worm damage to the gutter affecting around 50 pp - no impact on or loss of text. Vol V: half title, title page with red and black ink, tribute to Charles VII (8pp), 27 single plates and 1 folding plate. 709pp plus 3pp advertisement for Cours de la Science Militaire. One page poorly cut - corner turned over as too large.

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        L'Europe Dressée Sur les Nouvelles observations faites en toutes les parties de la Terre Rectifiée

      Paris: Chez le fils de l'auteur Rue St.Jacques a lenseigne de la Place des Victoires, 1740. Copper-engraved wall map, with original outline colour, backed onto old linen, with contemporary wooden rollers, overall in very good condition. 49 x 55 inches. A rare and monumental wall map of Europe by one of the great masters of French cartography. Jean-Baptiste Nolin was one of the most accomplished and certainly the most ambitious French cartographer of his era. He founded what ultimately became a family empire in Paris in the 1680s. Exceptionally, he managed to marry superlative decorative ornamentation with the serious objective of producing maps that reflected the most advanced rendering of geographical detail. The artistic élan of his compositions evinced a style that preserved the rhetorical ambitions of the Baroque ethic, while anticipating the playful elegance of the Rococo period. His masterpieces, many like the present wall map, were monumental in scale and represented Nolin's desire to overwhelm his competition in what was a very challenging market. Highly controversial, Nolin occasionally described himself as "the Engraver to the King," an appointment of which the royal court was curiously never apprised. In his endeavour to include the very latest geographical details on his maps, he seldom hesitated to acquire information from his eminent contemporaries, most notably Guillaume De L'Isle and Vincenzo Maria Coronelli, Jean- Dominique Cassini and the Sieur de Tillemon. At times these rivals were not appreciative of Nolin's adoption of their intellectual property, and De L'Isle successfully sued Nolin for plagiarism in 1705. However, the larger-than-life Nolin always seemed to transcend these challenges, leaving a thriving enterprise to be taken up by his son. The present map was created in 1740 by Jean-Baptiste Nolin II, largely based on earlier maps produced by his father. It is a highly detailed and refined image of Europe, which was then in the process of intensifying its imperialistic grip over the other continents. This map is an artistically virtuous composition on a monumental scale, the image being surrounded by thirty vignettes, each framed in individualised Baroque borders, that depict various events from European history, along with textual narratives. The greatest decorative flourish of the composition is surely the title cartouche, located in the upper-left of the main image. Exquisitely engraved classical gods and allegorical personifications border the construction. Iconologically, they are meant to imbue Europe with the various strengths and virtues that they represent. For instance, Mercury, the messenger god of travel, is present to protect and speed European ships as they sail the seas on global missions of conquest and commerce. This wall map is one of the greatest subjects of the Nolins' legacy, not only being a masterful work of art and a fascinating image that tests the very limits of European geographical knowledge, but a vivid record of a dramatic transitional period in the history of cartography, and of society in general.

      [Bookseller: Donald Heald Rare Books]
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      London. 1740-1743.. Two volumes bound in one. vi,154; xii,127pp. General half title for both parts bound in at the front. Contemporary calf, ruled in gilt, expertly rebacked in matching style, spine gilt. Boards a bit rubbed and edgeworn, new endpapers. Save for an old stain on the final few leaves of the second part, internally clean and fresh. Very good overall. Both parts of this important work on the West Indies trade, issued three years apart from each other. Ashley, a Barbados planter, published several works to encourage the British West India sugar trade. The present book requests further legislative assistance for the sugar producing colonies. Many of the questions addressed by Ashley center on trade with the British North colonies, whether sugar or rum can be exported directly, whether ships built in North America can be used in the sugar trade, and the like. A supplement to the second part (not present here) was also issued in 1743. EUROPEAN AMERICANA locates eight sets. EUROPEAN AMERICANA 740/19, 743/16. SABIN 2192, 2193. GOLDSMITHS 7779, 7979. KRESS 4483. SIMMONS 1740, 3. BELL A337.

      [Bookseller: William Reese Company - Americana]
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        Dictionaire Historique Et Critique

      Chez, 1740. Folios, 4 volumes. Contemporary full vellum. In very good condition. An attractive set of the author's magnum opus, a historical and critical dictionary.

      [Bookseller: Raptis Rare Books, ABAA/ ILAB]
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