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        PETRI D'ORVILLE, JURISCONSULTI, POEMATA.

      Adrian Wor & heirs of Gerard 1st and Only edition, Amsterdam 1740 - Fine copperplate engraved titlepage +engraved large titlepage decoration mark by A Vander Linden dated 1740 + 6 very fine near half page tailpieces + 2 smaller. Quarto cat's paw calf on 6 raised bands gilt and compartment extra gilt gilt dentelles (spine label missing tips worn) neat inscription on flyleaf "coll: & per: H. Drury Harrow 1817 C.22.2" (Henry Drury 1778-1841 Master of Harrow School). Half title +poem to the engraved title + printed title in red & black +[16]pp dedication & laudatory poetry +293pp. Fine printing using different fonts in handsome contemporary binding. 1 volume.

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        AUTOGRAPH LETTER, SIGNED

      [Np., but likely St. John's Gate, Clerkenwell, London]. 14 October 1740.. Two pages, on recto and verso of upper panel of folded small quarto lettersheet, with address on conjugate. A bit dusty, old repairs to splits along folds (no loss), hinged to a slightly larger sheet of card stock, otherwise about very good. To "Mr. [Lewis] Paul, Birmingham." Cave (1691- 1754), printer and publisher, is best known for his association with Samuel Johnson as a consequence of his capacity as editor/publisher of the GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, and of Johnson's RAMBLER. From the day of Johnson's first visit to St. John's Gate in 1738, they remained friends, and at the end, "Cave died with his hand ‘gently pressing’ Johnson's" - DNB. In 1740, Cave purchased a machine to spin wool and cotton into thread, and endeavored to set up a mill on Turnmill Creek, a project in which Johnson also took great interest. The recipient of the present letter, Lewis Paul, was the patentee of the machine and was charged with its management. Unfortunately, according to the DNB, the mill "was never brought into proper working order," although Cave tried, again unsuccessfully, to set up another mill at Northampton after 1748, based on Paul's carding cylinder. This letter is symptomatic of some of the frustrations besetting the first endeavor: "I expected to have seen you in Town, or Country, or to have heard from you...but am disappointed...as are several People Cardmakers, & Mechanics, whom I promised should see you in Town, as Mr Warren [i.e. Thomas Warren, the Birmingham printer] gave ground to expect, & so stopt my Journey. And now I know not what to say to these People, or what to think my Self. Mr Warren tells me the Work is going forward, but I should be glad to be offered from yourself...that you will make me my Number without Delay. There are some here who have known you before me, that you will not be in haste to give me my Bargain...I only mention it to put you on w/ Business in hand to Purpose, & that you prove all these Surmises to have no foundation...." Signed in full.

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

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

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        Wouter Schoutens, Reys-Togten naar en door Oost-Indien; in welke, de voornaamste Landen...dier Landstreeken. Den derden druk

      Amst., Gerrit Tielenburg, en Jan 't Lam, 1740.. 1740. 2 parts in 1. Frontispice, 3 unnumbered leaves, portrait of Wouter Schouten, 328 and 253 (23) pp. Apart from frontispice and portrait we counted 4 text-engravings & out of the text 20 folding panoramas (incl. world-map) and 24 full page plates, all by C. Decker. Contemporary full calf on 5 raised bands w. simple gilt-decoration on spine. Binding a bit rubbed and slightly worn, mostly along its extremities. Some browning, moderate staining; marginal foxing and some moderate thumbing in only a few places. World-map with a small marginal repair and a cont. ink-notation in margin "P 225" on the plate opposite that page. Leaves Ll2 & Ll3 loose (protruding margins trifle worn), 4 leaves and one plate only marginally waterstained. *** The third edition with the addition of the extra fold-out world-map by Edmund HALLEY. Elaborate account of travels in the East Indies from 1658 to 1665, with a series of folding engraved panoramas of several landscapes and towns, including Ambon, Bantam, Bergen (Norway) Batavia, Colombo, Galle, Makassar, Malacca and Negapatnam. On fly-leaf in an 18th c. hand the previous owners signature: "Jr. J. van Nes".For this third edition see: Tiele, 990 (note) & NHSM., vol. I, p.177. ¶ In all a reasonably well-preserved and complete copy.

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        Accurater Geographischer Entwurf der Königlichen Dänischen auf der Küste Choromandel in Ost-Indien belegenen Stadt und Vestung Trankenbar oder Tarangenbadi u Dansburg

      Augsburg: [circa 1740]. Copper engraved map, full period hand colouring. 19 5/8 x 24 1/8 inches. Beautiful 18th century map of the region surrounding Tharangambadi, the chief factory of the Dutch East India Company in southwestern India. The Dutch East India Company founded Tharangambadi (aka Trankebar or Tranquebar) in the early 17th century. With the town's strategic presence on the southwest coast and protection by an impressive fort, Tharanambadi quickly became the chief factory of the Company. In the early 18th century, Protestant missionaries from Germany came to the region and established a mission, with Moravian Brethren soon to follow. These facts combined no doubt encouraged German mapmaker Matthaeus Seutter to produce this splendid map of the region. Along both sides of the map, a tremendous amount of textual information explains the various sites and settlements, by means of five symbolic and thirteen numbered references. Aesthetically, the map is extremely pleasing, and is here in full period colour. Matthaeus Seutter was one of the most important German mapmakers of the eighteenth century. Born in Augsburg in 1678, he became an apprentice to the renowned cartographer Johann Baptiste Homann in Nuremberg. In 1707 he established himself as a map publisher in Augsburg, and quickly became Homann's main rival. His business flourished and by 1731 he was appointed Geographer to the Imperial Court. He produced some of the age's most beautiful maps, atlases, and globes, all of which are famed for their cartographic detail, brilliant colour, and ornate cartouches. Not in Gole.

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        L'Afrique Dressée Sur les Relationes les Plus Recentes et rectifiées sur les dernieres observations

      Paris: Chez l'auteur rue s.Jacques au dessous de la rue Mathurins a l'Enseigne de la Place des Victoires, 1740. Copper-engraved wall map, with original outline colour, of four joined sheets, surrounded by text and vignettes printed on separate sheets, backed onto old linen, with contemporary wooden rollers, overall in very good condition. 49 x 55 inches. A rare and monumental wall map of Africa by a great French master of 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, as 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. Geographically, the map is relatively progressive, however it showcases some rather curious speculations. The coastlines are well defined, having been explored for over two-hundred and fifty years, however, the heart of Africa remains an enigma. In the absence of direct observation, the European imagination was given free reign. In this light, Nolin adopts the seventeenth-century conceptions popularized by De L'Isle and Coronelli that the Nile was somehow connected to the Niger River, even though both rivers flow in different directions to terminate at points thousands of miles apart. Furthermore, the written descriptions of the continent's inhabitants are replete with archaic legends of bizarre and monstrous races. The presented map is an artistically virtuous composition on a monumental scale, the image being surrounded by thirty vignettes that depict events from African history. The focus of the vignettes is on the better known North African regions, however, there is also a great deal of attention paid to French commercial activities in Guinea. Each vignette is set within an elaborate baroque frame of a unique design, and is accompanied by textual narratives. The detailed description at the bottom is entitled "Description Geographique de L'Afrique." The large title cartouche is framed by period rocaille swirls, and is inhabited by an optimistic scene depicting the amicable commerce between Africans and Europeans, as well as a dedication to Louis XV. 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 also a vivid record of a dramatic transitional period in the history of cartography, and of society in general. Tooley, Maps of Africa, p.86, plate 67.

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        Les Provinces des Pays-Bas Catholiques ou A Most Exact Map of Flanders of Austrian Netherlands &c. It comprehends all the Towns, Villages, Abbeys, Monasteries Throughout all these Provinces &c

      London: J. Bowles, T. Bowles, and John King, circa 1740. Hand-coloured engraving. Trimmed within outside line of border on the upper left side. 24 1/2 x 39 5/8 inches. Moll map of Belgium Herman Moll came to London in about 1678 from Germany or Holland and worked as an engraver for, among others, Moses Pitt. He clearly had a talent for making interesting friends (these included Daniel Defoe, Jonathan Swift and William Dampier, explorer/bucaneer) and for making interesting maps. In fact, he consistently produced intriguing, enjoyable maps. This map of present day Belgium, then the Spanish or Catholic Netherlands, was made close to the end of Queen Anne's reign,(1701- 1714). The dedication to James, Duke of Ormond, reads "Captain General in Her Majesty's Forces". A note about a boundary agreement made at the end of 1715, under George I, was undoubtedly added to the original plate a year or two later. This region had been frequently involved in wars conducted on its territory by its neighbors and their allies. The most recent, the War of the Spanish Succession, 1701-1714, had begun with the occupation of forts on the Dutch/Spanish Netherlands border by the French. Later, several major battles were fought in this region. A considerable line of French forts, the "barrier", prevented an invasion of France and helped bring about a negotiated peace. The inset plan of a generic fortification is therefore more appropriate than it might seem at first. At the bottom in English and French, Moll gives the source for the map, which was a 21 sheet survey, published in Brussels by Mr. Fricz. Eugène Henri Fricx or Friex died in 1733. He published the map referred to, Pays Bas , in 1712.

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        A COLLECTION OF SCARCE AND VALUABLE TREATISE UPON METALS, MINES AND MINERALS [TWO BOOKS BOUND IN ONE CT] [G]

      London: For J. Hodges. Very Good with no dust jacket. 1740. Second Edition. Hardcover. Metals; Mines; 18th Century; frontis; 12mo 7" - 7½" tall; [16], 319, [2] pages; Barba, Alvaro Alonso. A COLLECTION OF SCARCE AND VALUABLE TREATISE UPON METALS, MINES AND MINERALS [vols I and II, TWO BOOKS BOUND IN ONE CT]. Mid 19th-Century cloth; spine neatly repaired. Slightly dusty. Frontis. Some internal spotting & dust staining. 1740 second edition is in Ferguson 1: 170; Hoover 226; Kress S3591; and in Palau: 23632, 23633. Graphic of book exterior also available. .

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        Dominia Anglorum in praecipuis Insulis Americae/Die Englische Colonie-Laender auf den Insuln von America

      Nuremburg: Homann Heirs. unbound. very good. Map. Engraving with hand outline. Page measures 19.25" x 21.75". Beautiful and unusual map of certain West Indies islands shown separately, circa 1740. Map includes St. Christopher's (St. Kitt's), Antigua, Barbados, Bermuda and Jamaica. Includes historical and geographical information, as well as a small English to German dictionary of relevant terms. Title is written in both Latin and German. Aging and minor foxing in margins, small chip to lower right corner and a few small tears to top and bottom edges.

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        Oeuvres Spirituelles de Feu MonseigneurFrancois de Salignac de la Mothe-Fenelon

      No Publisher Given, 1740 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. The complete spiritual works of French archbishop and theologian, Francois de Salignac de la Mothe-Fenelon. Containing his letters and essays. He today is remembered mostly as the author of The adventures of Telemachus, a thinly veiled attack on the French monarchy, first published in 1699. Fnelon became friendly with the Duc de Beauvilliers and the Duc de Chevreuse, who were married to the daughters of Louix XIV's minister of finance Jean-Baptiste Colbert. The Duchesse de Beauvilliers, who was the mother of eight daughters, asked Fenelon his advice on raising children; as a result, he wrote his Traite de l'education des filles. This work is often seen as being somewhat ahead of its time, as it insists that girls should receive a thorough education, particularly in theological matters, so that they will be able to recognize and refute heresies. He also wrote a Treatise on the Existence of God. With frontispiece of author to volume I. In French. Complete in four volumes. Condition: In full sprinkled calf bindings. Externally sound, though with some marks to the boards and some light rubbing. Joints cracked. Some wear to the extremities. Internally, firmly bound. Ink signatures to title pages and front pastedowns. Pages are bright, with just the odd spot. Overall:.

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        Stonehenge a Temple Restor'd to the British Druids WITH Abury, a Temple of the British Druids

      London: W Innys and R Manby, 1740 1 volume with the 2 titles. (per ESTC these 2 titles appear to be the reprints of 1835 and 1838, with s and Dod) Bound in half leather with marbled boards, thick gilt and blind tooling, corners and edges a little bumped and worn, some paper loss at edges. Spine has raised bands, gilt tooling, title and lib number at base, edges worn and bumped, joints professionally repaired. Internally, new endpapers, small oblong library stamp of Winchester to verso of each plate, frontis with light water stain to corner margins, couple of small chips, 35 plates, frontis, [10], 66 pp, [4] followed by Abury a temple of the British Druids, frontis, 40 plates, 3 woodcuts, [6], (vi), 102 pp, (vi). 2 plates have been professionally repaired, hinges strengthened. Abury a companion volume to Stonehenge was published in 1743, by W Innys and has the very large pull out double page frontis. Stonehenge plate list is: frontis, 26 single page, 1 double page and 8 large pull out double page plates. Abury plate list is: Large pull out double page frontis, 33 single page, 3 large pull out double page and 4 double page plates plus 3 woodcuts, some minor browning to page edges, some light water stains to a few page edges. A nice copy of 2 important titles. (Stukeley, antiquary and natural philosopher, published many titles but his principal achievement was two monographs on the ancient stone circles of Stonehenge and Avebury in Wiltshire: Stonehenge: a Temple Restor'd to the British Druids (1740) and Abury: a Temple of the British Druids (1743). These volumes resulted from the extensive fieldwork, including notes, sketches, drawings, and measurements, that he had made at both sites during the summers between 1718 and 1724. see ODNB for a full Bio) (see Lowndes 2541. Allibone 2296) (ESTC T146300 & T146679)

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        Totius Americae Septentrionalis et Meridionalis Novissima Repraesentatio quam ex singulus recentium Geographorum Tabulis collecta luci publicae accomodavit

      Norimberg, [c. 1740]. Faint vertical crease in the center from previous folding, otherwise in fine condition.

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        Totius Americae Septentrionalis et Meridionalis Novissima Repraesentatio [...]

      Nuremberg, c. 1740. Map. Copper engraving, 49 x 57.5 cms, original hand-colour, blank verso. Originally issued c. 1710, ours is a later state, re-engraved to correctly show California as a peninsular. The “unknown northern coast” has been sketched in to the north west and identified with the conjectural Terra van Eso.

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        The Lives of the Professors of Gresham College: to which is prefixed The Life of the Founder, Sir Thomas Gresham. With an appendix, consisting of Orations, Lectures, and Letters, written by the Professors, with other Papers serving to illustrate

      London: Printed for the Author by John Moore. 1740. First Edition. Hardcover. pp. 2 leaves, [ii] xxi-xxiv i-xx [ii] 338 [2] 156. Contemporary panelled calf rebacked and recornered with five raised bands on spine and contrasting spine label bearing gilt titles, previous owner's names on front pastedown and ffep, first few leaves with paper repairs to corners and binding weak between dedication leaf and subscribers list, engraved portrait frontis and 4 other engraved plates (2 folding), some marginal notes in pencil and pencil marks to text, subscribers list misbound and comes before rather than at the end of the preface. ESTC T145612. John Ward was an antiquary and biographer, he was also professor of rhetoric at Gresham College. In this, his most famous work, he gives biographies of all the professors who occupied chairs at the college from 1597 to his own time, including Robert Hooke, Henry Gellibrand, Edmund Gunter, Isaac Barrow, Christopher Wren, Henry Briggs, and John Woodward. These men were founder members of The Royal Society which was based in Gresham College from 1665 to 1710 and Ward's book provides important source material on both them and on the founding of the Royal Society., Folio .

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        Opera

      Joan. Bapt. Coignard, Hipp. Lud. Guerin., Paris 1740 - Complete in 9 volumes, 671[1]pp, 671[1]pp,671[1]pp, 671[1]pp, 671[1]pp, 671[1]pp, 668[4]pp, 654[18]pp, 364[294]pp, engraved frontis to volume one. Bound in modern half calf, calf corners, marbel boards, raised bands, leather title labels, gilt tooling, full coloured edges. All bindings in very good clean firm condition. Internally, pages clean throughout. A very nice clean well bound set.

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        The history of the life of Peter I. Emperor of Russia : In three volumes / By John Mottley, Esq

      Dublin : re-printed, by and for George Faulkner, and for G. Risk, G. Ewing, and W. Smith, and O. Nelson, 1740. 1st Edition in this form. Physical description 3v., plates : ports.,maps ; 12°. Notes; Title pages in red and black. Subject Russia - History - Peter I, 1689-1725. Related item referenced by: Maslen and Lancaster. Bowyer ledgers, 2863. ESTC citation no.: T135751. Very good copies all in the original, full aniline calf. Professionally and period sympathetically re-backed with a Morocco gilt-blocked labels and elaborate blind-tooling; very impressively finished. Remains a particularly well-preserved set overall; tight, bright, clean and strong.

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        Nova & Accuratissima Totius Terrarum Orbis Tabula Nautica . . . per Edm. Halley

      Amsterdam, 1740. No Binding. Very Good. 20 ¾ x 56 ¾ inches. Fine original color; few fold reinforcements, light stains, marginal mends, still excellent overall; archivally mounted with a silk mat in a white gold leaf frame. Scarce. A large, strikingly designed world map by the great English scientist, Edmund Halley, after whom the famous comet was named. It was the first map to delineate magnetic declination (i.e. compass variations resulting from the earth's magnetism) across most of the surface of the globe. Halley intended this chart to be used at sea by navigators, and as Whitfield points out, "a version of this chart was part of the navigator's essential equipment." In fact, no previous world map contained as much navigation-related data as this one. It also depicts prevailing winds and ocean currents, in addition to the aforementioned compass variations. Cf. Whitfield, P. The Image of the World, p. 110.

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        Globus terrestris; Africa; America; Asia; Europa

      Incisioni in rame, coloritura originale d'epoca, mm. 165x240 ca. ognuna. Set completo ed in buona conservazione; sporco superficiale all'angolo inferiore destro, mappamondo con una leggera sbavatura di colore verde usato per l'Asia.

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        Thesaurus Linguae Latinae

      Basel: E. & J.R. Thurnis, 1740.. Folios, 4 volumes. Bound in contemporary vellum. In very good condition. Presents nicely.

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        Regni Danici Insulae Seelandia, Fionia, Lalandia, Falstria, Langelandia, Mona, cum adjacentibus geographica delineatione exhibitae à Matthaeo Seuttero, Geogr. Caesar. Aug. Vind.

      Kobberstik af Tobias Conrad Lotter. 50 x 58 cm. Udgivet af G.M.Seutter i Augsburg [ca. 1740]. Håndkoloreret. Imponerende titelkartouche i sort / hvid med Rigsvåbenet og adskillige figurer. - Fint eksemplar.. 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

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        [A collection of engravings of cartouches, architectural fantasies and fans, all in a single album

      Paris: Huquier and others, circa 1740] - 1744 - 1768. 18 suites and 4 unassigned plates in one volume, folio (21 5/8 x 14 inches). Engraved throughout. 150 leaves with 13 titles and 161 plates, all after Lajoue (1 folding, 1 hand-coloured reverse-printed 'vue d'optique' plate), most plates mounted to size, some plates cut to the edge or into the plate area. Mid-nineteenth century green morocco gilt, covers with wide decorative border tooled in gilt, expertly rebacked to style, spine in compartments with double raised bands, lettered gilt. A unique 'sammelband' including the greatest engraved work produced from Jacques de Lajoue drawings: a celebration of French rocaille at its peak, as executed by an exuberant master. Jacques de Lajoue 'is one of a group of masters who, during the last years of Louis XIV's reign, reacted against the conventional austerity and heaviness of form that characterised the art of the 17th century. Gillot, Watteau, Aurèle Meissonier and Gilles-Marie Oppenoord were friends of his. Alongside them he provided work for Gabriel Huquier to engrave. Huquier rendered 39 [sic.] drawings by Lajoue - of ornaments, trophies, griffins [sic.] and architectural monuments ... It was through his influence that the taste for rocaille developed' (Benezit VIII, p.322). Lajoue 'was the son of the architect and master mason Jacques de La Joue and Marguerite Cannaban. He was accepted by the Académie Royale as an architectural painter on 26 April 1721 and he continued to take part in its exhibitions until 1753. He exhibited at the Place Dauphine in 1721 and his success never seems to have waned from this date onwards. He obtained work in several decorative projects in royal palaces and buildings. In 1732, he won great acclaim with a View of the Bibliothèque Ste-Geneviève. From 1730 to 1739, he provided drawings to C. Nicolas Cochin (junior) to be used for engravings ... Lajoue was patronised, in particular, by Mme. de Pomadour... [he] was also a close friend of Nicolas Cochin, de Troy, Lemoyne and Coustou the Elder. (op.cit.) This album was apparently assembled in 1905 or shortly afterwards, perhaps by F.A. Magliss. Cohen/de Ricci (column 589) record a similar 'sammelband' but it includes fewer images: 160 images including titles, as opposed to 174 images in the present work. The order in which the various suites are bound here is the same (with one or two insertions or omissions) as the Cohen/de Ricci example: this suggests that the compiler had knowledge either of the Cohen/de Ricci example or of their description of it. The majority of the plates are mounted to size (a few are cut into the plate mark, but, with two exceptions, the image area is not affected). The Berlin Katalog describes a smaller 'sammelband' basically made up from suites 6-10 and 15 from the present work, and their entry includes two of the 'chinoiserie' plates that are part of suite number 18 in this album. The suites are as follows: 1. Livre Nouveau de Douze Morceaux de Fantasie utile a divers usages. Paris: chez l'Auteur ... et chez la Veuve Chereau, [no date]. Folio. Title and 11 plates after Lajoue by Lucas, Desplaces, Cochin fils, Guélard, Ch. Duflos, Ravenet and Aveline. (5 plates cut to within the plate mark). 2. [Premier Livre de Divers Morceaux d'Architecture, inventés par J. de La Joue et gravés par Huquier]. Paris: [no date]. Folio. 11 plates after Lajoue by Huquier. (Plates cut to edge of plate mark, lacking title) 3. Deuxieme Partie Livre d'Architecture paisages et perspectives. Paris: chez Huquier, [no date]. Folio. Title and 11 plates after Lajoue by Huquier. (Two plates cut to within the plate mark, the final plate with neat old repairs, the lower left corner of plate 9 torn and repaired) 4. Troisieme Partie Livre d'Architecture, paisages et perspectives. Paris: chez Huquier, [no date]. Folio. Title and 8 plates only (of 11) after Lajoue by Huquier. (Lacking plates numbered 6, 8 and 10). 5. Quatrieme Partie. Livre d'Architecture paisages et perspectives. Paris: chez Huquere [sic.], [no date]. Folio. Title and 8 plates only (of 11) after Lajoue by Huquier. (Lacking plates numbered 9, 10 and 11). 6. Recüeil Nouveau de differens cartouche inventez par ... La Joüe. Paris: chez Huquier, [no date]. Quarto. Title and 11 plates mounted on 6 leaves after Lajoue by Huquier. 7. Second Livre de Cartouches Inventés par ... La Joüe. Paris: chez Huquier, [no date]. Quarto. Title and 11 plates mounted on 6 leaves after Lajoue by Huquier. 8. Troisieme Livre de Cartouches Inventez par ... La Joüe. Paris: chez Huquier, [no date]. Quarto. Title and 11 plates mounted on 6 leaves after Lajoue by Huquier. 9. Livre de Cartouches de Guerre. Paris: chez Huquier, [no date]. Folio. Title and 6 plates after Lajoue by Huquier, extra- illustrated with a cartouche from a map dated 1744, being an enlarged version of one of the plates. 10. Livre de Buffets. Paris: chez Mondhare, 1768. Folio. Title and 6 plates after Lajoue by Huquier. A later re-issue. 11. Livre de Vases. Inventés par ... La Joüe. Paris: chez Huquier, [no date]. Folio. Title and 5 plates after Lajoue by Huquier. 12. Nouveaux Tableaux d'Ornemens et Rocailles. Paris: chez Huquier, [no date]. Folio. Title and 8 plates after Lajoue by Huquier. 13. Second Livre de Tableaux et Rocailles. Paris: chez Huquier, [no date]. Folio. Title and 8 plates only (of ?14) after Lajoue by Huquier. This suite is numbered consecutively with number 12, i.e. numbered from 10-18, Cohen/de Ricci records an example of where numbers 12 and 13 combined included a total of '24 pièces'. 14. [Designs for 'écrans à main' i.e. hand-screens or fans]. [Paris:] Huquier, [no date]. Folio. 8 plates after Lajoue by Huquier. (All cut to the edge of the plate area, 2 cut into the plate area but not affectiing the main image area). 15. Livre de divers Esquices [sic.] et Grifonemens. Paris: chez Huquier, [no date]. Octavo. Title inset to one leaf, 9 plates inset to three leaves, all after Lajoue by Huquier. 16. [Designs for 'dessus de portes' i.e. over doorways] Paris: ches [sic.] la veuve de François Chereau, [no date]. Folio. 13 plates after Lajoue by J. Ingram, N. Tardieu, C.N. Cochin (12 shaped designs and 1 rectangular design), extra-illustrated with 1 proof-before-letters, and 3 rectangular versions of three of the shaped designs. (8 plates cut into or close to the plate mark). The shaped designs may also have been intended as designs for 'écrans à main' i.e. hand-screens or fans. 17. [The elements]. Paris: ches [sic.] Basan, [no date]. Folio. 4 plates after Lajoue by F. Basan. (2 plates shaved into the plate mark). This is probably what Cohen/de Ricci calls the 'grands trophées' suite. 18. ['Chinoiserie' plates]. [Paris:] Basan. Folio. 3 plates after Lajoue by F. Basan. (2 plates shaved into the plate mark). 19. [Various subjects]. Paris: [no date]. 4 plates after Lajoue (1 plate present in two states: a normal uncoloured plate, and also a hand-coloured reverse printed 'vue d'optique'). Cf. Benezit VIII, p.322; cf. Berlin Kat. 400 and 401; cf. Cohen/de Ricci 589.

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        Scriptorum Ecclesiasticorum Historia LiterariaA Christo nato usque ad saeculum XIV. facili methodo digesta. Qua de vita illorum ac rebus gestis, de secta, dogmatibus, elogio, stylo; de scriptis genuinis, dubiis, supposititiis, ineditis, deperditis, fragmentis; deque variis operum editionibus perspicu? agitur

      Oxonii [Oxford] - E Theatro Sheldoniano, 1740 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. An early copy of William Cave's seminal work on the literature of the Church, first published in 1688. With details on the style of writing of Christian scholars along with biographical details, and containing fragmented and scarce Christian literary works. William Cave (1637 1713) was an English divine and patristic scholar. The merits of Cave as a writer consist in the thoroughness of his research, the clearness of his style, and, above all, the admirably lucid method of his arrangement. The two works on which his reputation principally rests are the Apostolici; or, The History of the Lives, Acts, Death and Martyrdoms of those who were contemporary with, or immediately succeeded the Apostles (1677), and Scriptorum Ecclesiasticorum Historia Literaria (1688). Dowling says that the works of Cave rank undoubtedly among those which have affected the progress of Church-history. His smaller works greatly tended to extend an acquaintance with Christian Antiquity; his Lives of the Apostles and Primitive Fathers, which may be regarded as an Ecclesiastical history of the first four centuries, is to this very day [i. e. 1838] the most learned work of the kind which has been written in our own language; and his Historia Literaria is still the best and most convenient complete work on the literary history of the Church. Though he is sometimes criticized for not being critical with his sources, that failing means that many of his works, particularly Antiquitates Apostolicae and Apostolici contain a wealth of legendary material, culled from a wide variety of sources, much of which is not readily available elsewhere. With monastic bookplates to front pastedowns. Complete in two volumes. Condition: In full calf bindings. Externally worn, with front board of volume Idetached and wear to boards and spines. Spine labels missing. Joints tender, with boardsheld bycords only. Internally, firmly bound. Institutional stamps to title pages, and library labels to front pastedowns. Pages are bright, with just some dustmarks. Overall: FAIR with a good interior..

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        Retour de Chasse et Curée [Pl. 1]

      Paris: Moyreau, [circa 1740]. Hand-coloured engraving on laid paper by Moyreau. Very good condition apart from some overall light soiling, minor foxing, and mild rippling. 13 3/4 x 18 inches. 18 1/2 x 24 inches. A fine composition showing the hunting party returning from the hunt to refresh themselves and organize their spoils.This beautifully coloured print is one of many engravings Jean Moyreau (1690-1762) made of Wouwerman's paintings. Born into a family of Dutch artists in Haarlem in 1619, the prolific draughtsman and painter Philips Wouwerman was primarily renowned for his lively battle and hunting scenes. After an early elementary introduction to the art of painting by his father, Paulus Joostens, he trained with the landscape painter Jan Wynants (1620-1679) and briefly worked in the Hamburg studio of the history painter Everard Decker (d. 1647) around 1638. Wouwerman later returned to Haarlem, where he joined the Guild of St. Luke, which later elected him to the office of vinder in 1646. His elegantly rendered, distinctive works, which are characterized by their luminous colour and detailed, animated treatment of figures and landscape alike, were extremely popular in the seventeenth century as well as the nineteenth century, during which they were zealously collected. Among his varied and substantial repertoire of subjects, which included military and battle scenes, landscapes, travellers, animals and genre subjects, Wouwerman favored his hunting scenes. Cf. Benezit, Dictionnaire des Peintres, Sculpteurs, Dessinateurs, et Graveurs, vol 14, p. 723

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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?], 1740. 1st Edition. 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.

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        Typed Letter Signed, in German, two 4to pages, Chautauqua, N.Y., August 20, 1934

      He writes to Carl Engel, of Schirmer?s and Co., music publisher. ?I think you may have overlooked a small difference between travel expenses for lectures and those for meetings of music teachers...I unfortunately, will be making less money...Next, the question of a possible contract for some of my works. Let me mention first that I,,,have in mind a contract for royalties (but would also consider an outright sale, which you apparently are not considering). As a rule I have received 15% of the retail price of sheet music, 50% of orchestra material and performance fees. I have always retained the right to set the rate for mechanized copying, and those fees were shared 50:50. Any unpredictable future rights also have stayed with me. As I signed the contract for a composition, I got an advance toward future sales revenue that has recently been based on the first 1,000 to 2,000 copies. Orchestral works have been figured on the basis of the first 50 to 100 performances. Let me add right away that these days it is less important to me to walk off with a large sum of cash in my hand than to be able to do as follows: In order to recuperate and to finish some things, I want to spend the coming winter in a warm place and accept students and concerts, etc. only sporadically, and, in a word, when ideal. To do this I need at least $300 a month, and that is what I would like to have as my advance from you. I could offer you for now these two concerti: Concerto for cello and small orchestra, based on a concerto for harpsichord by Matth. Monn (ca.1740), a ?recompositon? and the Concerto for (solo) string quartet with orchestra, based on a Handel Concerto Grosso, an adaptation (i.e. the pieces are completely tonal and rarely and only slightly go beyond Brahms? harmonics). But I made free use of the thematic material in some of the weaker movements and in bad places and reconstructed such movements sometimes entirely so that the whole can to some degree be considered an original work. Both pieces are extraordinarily brilliant and striking, as Casals confirmed, and Kolisch, who is studying it now, writes, ?everything is so well arranged that except for the octave places it isn?t all that hard.? The only other thing I have ready is a small songbook, but as you know, my opera Moses and Aaron is nearing completion and a theoretical work is also in the making. But a few of my earlier works could also be considered for re-publication in America (it is precisely those that sell or will soon be sellers) for which the publisher has not arranged a copyright. We may want to check back with the UE, but it barely deserves such consideration. For these new editions I plan extensive revisions, exclusively of a practical nature, which will make them more performable, both in terms of difficulty and cost. As far as the concerti are concerned, I have written a piano score of the Cello Concerto that is also suitable for performance without orchestra and plan to do likewise for the String Quartet Concerto. In punto production costs I want to point out that not being a novice, I do not have the ambition to see ?myself in print.? I believe that at most the piano scores have to be printed, whereas the orchestra scores can be acquired or borrowed in photocopy format of my handwritten original. I have one set of orchestra material of the Cello Concerto, and the Kolisches have one of the String Quartet Concerto. Well, I think I have touched on all the important issues and I hope to hear soon what your thoughts are. Best wishes from my wife, too.? Signed, ?Arnold Schoenberg.?

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        Institutiones Chirurgicae, in quibus quidquid ad rem chirurgicam pertinet, optima et novissima ratione pertractatur,

      Venedig, Pitteri 1740.. 2 vols. gr.-8°. 1 Frontisp., Tit., 6 nn. Bll., LXIV, 1112, 22 nn. Bll. Mit 38 gefalt. Kupfertaf. HPgmt.-Bde. d. Zt. Mit je 2 Rückenschildchen. Rü. etw. berieb., bei Bd. 2 Rückenkanten tlw. geplatzt. Bll. durchgeh. leicht stockfleckig. Waller 4263; Wellcome II/237; Blake 204; Hirsch III/132 - Venediger Ausgabe dieses Hauptwerkes v. Lorenz Heister, der als Begründer der wissenschaftlichen Chirurgie in Deutschland gilt. "In seinem berühmten chirurgischen Hauptwerke hat er alles, was bis dahin auf diesem Gebiete Bleibendes gewonnen war, zusammengefasst und es recht eigentlich zum Eigenthum der Wissenschaft gemacht." (Hirsch). Die Kupfer sind wegen der vielen abgebildeten chirurgischen Instrumente, Bandagen und anatom. Details von medizinhistorischem Interesse. - " Heister is the founder of scientific surgery in Germany. His book contains many interesting illustrations and includes an account of tourniquets used in his time; Heister introduced a spinal brace." (Garrison-Morton)

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

      Augsburg: Matthäus Seutter, [1740 or later]. Copper-engraved map, with full original colour, in very good condition. 20 7/8 x 23 3/8 inches. An excellent example of the third state of Seutter's important map of the American northeast with the famous 'Restitutio' view of New York City A fine example of one of the much-pirated Jansson-Visscher New England series of maps, first published by Visscher in 1651. The present plate was first published by Seutter in 1730, and `is the first map in the [Jansson- Visscher] series to show ... the boundaries of Massachusetts, New England, New York, New Jersey and Pennsylvania.' There are three states with Seutter's imprint: the first with no mention of his imperial appointment, and the second state mentioning that he is Imperial geographer. In the third state (as here), dating to 1740 onwards, the title has been altered again, this time to include mention of the privilege that he has been granted. After Seutter's death his son-in-law, Tobias Conrad Lotter, inserted his own name and three further states were published. To this map of the northeast is added the famous Restitutio View of New York City, which celebrated the brief return to Dutch governance from late 1672 until February of 1674. This is one of the earliest views of the city. Adorning the inset view is a very elaborate tableau in which the Emperor, Charles VI, is shown attended by Hermes, god of commerce, Athena, goddess of wisdom, and Hera, who is standing over a chest of gold coins. Behind the divine beings, dark skinned workers of the world carry nature's products to lay at the Emperor's feet. Matthäus Seutter was one of the most important German mapmakers of the eighteenth century. Born in Augsburg in 1678, he became an apprentice to the renowned cartographer Johann Baptiste Homann in Nuremberg. In 1707 he established himself as a map publisher in Augsburg, and quickly became Homann's main rival. His business flourished and by 1731 he was appointed Geographer to the Imperial Court. Asher, A List of the Maps and Charts of New Netherland, 20, p.16; Campbell, The Jansson-Visscher Maps of New England, 26; cf. McCorkle, New England in Early Maps, 730.5 (1st state, but briefly noting later states); cf. Stokes, The Iconography of Manhattan Island 1498-1909, plate 16b and p.223 (1st state); Tooley,The Mapping of America, 26, p.291

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        Le Grand Dictionaire Historique, ou le mélange curieux de l'histoire sacrée et profane, qui contient en abregé, les vies et les actions remarquables ... des empereurs, des Rois, ... l'etablissement et les progrès des ordres religieux & militaires, ... les genealogies ... l'histoire fabuleuse ... 18. Aufl

      Amsterdam, Brunel 1740 -1745. 39 cm. 8 Bände und 3 Supplementbände, zusammen 11 Bände. Mit 1 gestochenen Frontispiz. Titel rot und schwarz gedruckt. Festeinband, Ledereinband-Bde. der Zeit mit Rückenschild und Rückenvergoldung - PMM2 155a (Ausg. 1674) - Zischka 7 (20. Aufl.) - Peche 454-458 (vgl.) - Lenz S. 99 - "Bedeutendes und sehr erfolgreiches Werk, Vorläufer der späteren französischen Enzyklopädien" (Zischka). "Das erste große Lexikon Europas in einer lebenden Sprache (Französisch statt Lateinisch) ..." (Lenz). Mit den Supplementbänden der Ausgabe Basel 1732 - 1733, verlegt von Jean Christ, Basel. "Dans l'avant-dernière édition, Amsterdam 1740, due aux soins d'un sieur Platel, non-seulement le premier supplément de Goujet est refondu, mais on a encore ajouté différents articles nouveaux, ainsi que plusieurs passages que le dernier éditeur n'a point entièrements adoptés" (Brunet). Schönes Exemplar, die Einbände haben nur wenige Schabspuren, an Band 1 hinterer Deckel an der Unterkante wasserfleckig, auf den Titelblättern zeitgen. Stempel: bekröntes Wappenschild und "C R". - Sprache / Language: Französisch / French -

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        Totius Americae Septentrionalis et Meridionalis Novissima Repraesentatio quam ex singulus recentium Geographorum Tabulis collecta luci publicae accomodavit

      Norimberg, [c. 1740]. Faint vertical crease in the center from previous folding, otherwise in fine condition.

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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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        Logarithmologia: or the whole Doctrine of Logarithms, Common and Logistical, in Theory and Practice. In Three Parts. Part 1. The Theory of Logarithms; Shewing their Nature, Origin, Construction, and Properties, demonstrated in various Methods, viz. 1. By Plain Arithmetic. 2. By the Logarithmic Curve. 3. By Dr. Halley's Infinite Series. . Part 11. The Praxis of Logarithms; Wherein all the Rules and Operations of Logarithmical Arithmetic, both Common and Logistical, by Numbers and Instruments, are copiously exemplified . Part 111. A Three-fold Canon of Logarithms; In a new and more compendious Method than any extant; . The whole being a Compleat System of this most useful Art; and enrich'd with all the Improvements therein from its Original t

      Printed for J. Hodges -1739 1740 - 2 parts in one, First Edition, small blind stamp on title and following leaf, folding engraved plate, the final leaf is pasted down on the free end-paper obscuring the advertisment on the verso, xii, 246, *62, [2] pp., contemporary mottled calf, spine gilt, red morocco label, with the Earls of Macclesfield bookplate, a fine copy. Part III has separate pagination and register, with a title page reading: 'Logarithmology. Part II. Containing a threefold table or canon of logarithms .' London: printed in the year 1739. Without the final final leaf of advertisements after p.246. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Förteckning på några stycken eller dehlar/ hwaruti hädanefter tienlige ämnen i Stockholms stads architect contoir komma at underrättas och läras.

      Sthlm, Kongl. boktryckeriet, 1740. 4:o. (63) s. Tagen ur band och insatt i ett enkelt omslag. Ngt lagerfläckig. Titelbladet med gammal bläcknumrering överst.. J. E. Carlbergs "Förteckning" är en sammanfattning av läroplanen för den av honom grundade arkitekturskolan i Stockholm. Han kom att som Stockholms stadsarkitekt ha ett betydande inflytande på stadens utseende under nästan ett halvt sekel

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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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        Acta eruditorum. Opuscula Omnia actis eruditorum Lipsiensibus inserta, quae ad Universam Mathesim, Physicam, Medicinam, Anatomiam Chirurgiam, et Philologiam pertinent; nec non Epitomae si quae Materia vel Criticis Animadversionibus celebriores.

      Typis Jo, Baptistae Pasquali 1740-46 Sette volumi di cm. 24, pp. 4.500 ca. complessive. Frontespizio del primo volume in rosso e nero con grande vignetta centrale, ripetuta ai successivi, capolettera e testate in xilografia. Con 292 incisioni su 188 tavole incise in rame e ripiegate fuori testo (collazione esattamente coincidente con la copia censita in Iccu). Solida legatura coeva in piena pergamena rigida con dorsi a piccoli nervi e titoli in oro su tasselli. Timbretto di biblioteca estinta ed etichetta ai dorsi di un antico collegio universitario, tassello mancante al settimo volume. Qualche gora chiara al quarto volume, poche tracce d'uso, peraltro esemplare fresco, genuino ed in ottimo stato di conservazione. Raccolta in cui appaiono gli atti dell'università di Lipsia. Si tratta principalmente di opere scientifiche che videro la luce tra il 1682 ed il 1740. Tra queste troviamo gli scritti dei più celebri scienziati del tempo in tema di astronomia, medicina, matematica, botanica, ottica, meteorologia, ecc. Estremamente rara a reperirsi completa dei sette volumi e di tutte le tavole come il presente esemplare. Una sola copia censita in Iccu. Cfr. Blake 333; Lesky 482.

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        Hemisphaerium coeli boreale (Insieme a:) Hemisphaerium coeli australe.

      Coppia di incisioni in rame, colorate d?epoca, ognuna 490x583. Eleganti rappresentazioni della volta celeste con le costellazioni. Agli angoli sono raffigurati i più celebri osservatori astronomici del tempo: Greenwich, Copenhagen, Kassel, Berlino, Uraniburg, Parigi, Norimberga e Danzica. L?artonomo tedesco Dopelmaier pubblicò la sua opera "Atlas novus coelestis" nel tentativo di offrire un resoconto completo della storia dell?astronomia, illustrando il sistema solare, i movimenti dei pianeti, le costellazioni, le stelle e le varie concezioni dell?universo. Ottimi esemplari appena lievemente arrossati nella carta. A pair of celestial charts. Copperplates, original colour, 490x583 each. In the corners are shown the most important observatories: Greenwich, Copenhagen, Kassel, Berlin, Uraniburg, Paris, Nurenberg e Dantzig. The german astronomer Doppelmaier published this well-known atlas trying to give a complete report of the history of sky studying: there are plates showing the solar system, planet's movements,stars and constellations, ancient and modern conception of the universe.

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        Mappe-Monde ou carte générale de la terre et des mers...

      Incisione in rame in lieve coloritura d'epoca ai confini mm. 532x770. Mappamondo di grande formato, perfettamente conservato. Nei riquadri agli angoli sono riproposti i sistemi universali di Tolomeo, Copernico, Cartesio e Tycho Brahe. Piccolo alone in basso al centro. Ai margini originali, peraltro ampi, sono stati aggiunti degli ulteriori margini per uniformare la mappa alla misura dell' atlante composito in cui era evidentemente inserita.

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        Nova et exactissima totius Italiae Sardiniae et Corsicae.

      Incisione in rame, mm 500x590, coloritura originale d'epoca, tratta da Atlas Maior. Seutter, dopo un apprendistato presso Homann a Norimberga, trasferitosi ad Augsburg verso il 1720, aprì la propria attività superando il maestro sotto il profilo della bellezza: le sue carte hanno sempre colori brillanti e cartigli elaborati. Infatti sono presenti due bellissimi cartigli decorati con varie raffigurazioni allegoriche. Esemplare in ottimo stato di conservazione.

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        Beatae Mariae Virginis Officium.

      Venetiis, apus Jo. Baptistam Pasquali, 1740.In-16° (132x88mm), pp. (37), 427, (5), (2) bianche, bellissima legatura coeva di manifattura veneziana in p. pelle marrone con ricchissimi decori in oro ai piatti e al dorso ai piccoli ferri. Tagli dorati, unghie decorate in oro, risguardi marmorizzati policromi. Antiporta e 15 altre tavv. f.t. nonché 20 finalini, il tutto superbamente inciso in rame da Marco Alvise Pitteri (1702-1786) su disegni di Giovanni Battista Piazzetta. Una traccia di scotch al margine interno dell'antiporta. Bellissimo esemplare. Eccezionale ufficio della Vergine illustrato dal Piazzetta, fra i più splendidi libri figurati del Settecento veneziano. "Il gioiello più gentile del bibliopola Pasquali è l'Officium Beatae Mariae Virgins stampato nel 1740 per incarico del ricco negoziante Caime che il libretto ha fatto imprimere in segno di devota gratitudine verso la Regina Celeste alla quale di tanti benefici si confessa debitore. Il libretto è prezioso sotto ogni aspetto, essendo il risultato dell'armonica collaborazione di Giovanni Battista Piazzetta e di Marco Pitteri, due artisti che in quel momento sono i più perfetti rappresentanti della pittura e dell'incisione veneziana. Ben trentasette sono i disegni di G.B. Piazzetta inclusi nelle pagine che Angela Baroni labore improbo, precisa e ammirevole, scolpì ad una ad una. Come sempre il vivace pittore è prodigo di audaci scorci, di ardite luminosità e di quella sensibilità psicologica che fa di lui il pittore più religioso di Venezia, come appare evidente dalle tavole della Cena degli Apostoli e di Re David. Marco Pitteri con questa traduzione fedele ed amorosa di originali tanto difficili da interpretare, inizia quella felice collaborazione con il Piazzetta che solo la morte poteva spezzare quattordici anni più tardi. La forma e il pensiero del pittore nel rievocare gli episodi della vita della Madre di Dio sono fedelmente interpretati; la delicatezza di taglio giustifica in pieno l'accuratissima diligentia lodata dall'editore? La raccolta dei rami dell'Officium Beatae Mariae Virgins deve in seguito essere passata in possesso di Giuseppe Remondini, e il graziosissimo libretto ebbe una larghissima diffusione grazie l'accorta intraprendenza del valoroso bassanese che nel catalogo edito nel 1761, lo ricorda per ben sei volte, in edizioni in 16 e in 32?" (G. Morazzoni, Il libro illustrato veneziano del Settecento, pp. 115-116).Morazzoni, op. cit., p. 215. T. Gasparrini Leporace, Il libro illustrato nel Settecento a Venezia, n. 56.

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        Forestiere illuminato intorno le cose più rare e curiose, antiche e moderne della città di Venezia e dell'isole circonvicine... -

      Venezia, Albrizzi, 1740.In-8°. Pelle coeva, piatti con stemma impr. in oro, dorso con tassello e ricchi fregi oro. Graziosa antiporta con lo stemma di Fed. Cristiano Principe di Polonia sorretto da 3 putti, bella veduta a volo d'uccello di Venezia, e 70 vedute su 42 tavv., 25 a doppia pagina, tutte finemente inc. in rame, diverse dallo Zucchi. (16), 343, (9) pp.; fresco esemplare. Assai rara prima tiratura della prima edizione di questa celebre e fortunata guida, preziosa anche per le numerose e belle illustrazioni. Le due tirature si distinguono per delle modifiche al testo, come per esempio quella a p. 262 in cui è descritta la chiesa dei Gesuati. Cicogna 4479. Fossati Bellani 2277. Morazzoni p. 230 e 64: «La guida che tutte le altre supera per praticità, copia di notizie e sopra tutto per ricchezza di tavole... Albrizzi costituisce un mezzo infallibile per celebrare Venezia». Rare first issue of the first edition of this very popular guide, valuable also for the numerous attractive illustrations: a frontispiece, a large and attractive bird?s eye view of Venice, and 42 plates, 25 double-page, all finely engr. by Zucchi. A fresh and good copy in contemp. calf, gilt coat-of-arms on covers, richly gilt spine.

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        Spiegazioni di due antiche mazze di ferro ritrovate in Messina nell'anno MDCCXXXIII, scritte dal Naufragante e dall'Ardito, Accademici della Peloritana Accademia de' Pericolanti. Con le opposizioni e note del Minacciato, del Timido e del Recuperato?

      Francesco Pitteri (ma Antonio Lazzari) 1740 In folio (mm. 348x247); pagg. (16), 283, con 28 incisioni in rame a piena pagina di cui 26 fuori testo e 3 ripiegate più volte. Nota di possesso manoscritta al frontespizio impresso a caratteri rossi e neri, 8 grandi vignette incise nel testo. Mezza pergamena con angoli del XIX secolo, tassello in marocchino nocciola con titolo impresso in oro al dorso. Prima edizione di uno dei più importanti libri figurati del Settecento siciliano. E' curioso notare come il frontespizio rechi come luogo di stampa Venezia (Pitteri editore), mentre nel colophon si dichiara che il libro fu stampato a Messina presso la Stamperia Accademica del Lazzari. L'opera trae origine dal ritrovamento di due mazze antiche, le quali recavano un'incisione che menzionava una lettera della Vergine indirizzata ai Messinesi. La vicenda scatenò subito una grande controversia sull'autenticità della lettera, tanto che il Senato di Messina chiese ai membri dell'Accademia cittadina dei Pericolanti di esporre una loro opinione. Gli Accademici si schierarono sui due opposti fronti, da una parte gli autori Quingles e Aglioti con gli pseudonimi di Naufragante e Ardito, dall'altra Giovanni e Francesco Natoli e Ignazio Cesareo con i nomi Minacciato, Timido e Recuperato. Le tavole illustrano in buona parte l'incisione delle mazze, stemmi, medaglie, corone, armature e iscrizioni; tra tutte spicca una bellissima veduta della città di messina (mm. 515x350) incisa in rame da Antonio Gaetano su disegno di Raimondo de Leonardo.Esemplare molto elegante e marginoso, stampato su carta forte ma mancante dell'antiporta. Oltre a quest'ultimo, gli unici difetti sono fioriture della carta, piccoli forellini di tarlo marginali alla prima carta e alle carte A1 e **4; forellino e sporco superficiale alla carta V1; strappi restaurati al margine superiore delle prime due carte, piccolo tassello di rinforzo al dorso. Mira II, 258-259; Parenti, "Dizionario dei luoghi di stampa falsi", pagg. 194-195

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        Lo Stato presente di tutti i Paesi e i Popoli del Mondo, Naturale, Politico Morale.

      Volume IX riguardante I Regni di Boemia, Ungheria, limpero Germanico in generale, ed in particolare dei circoli dAustria, Baviera, Franconia, Sassonia superiore ed inferiore. Venezia, Albrizzi, 1740, in 16°, piena pergamena con nervi, antiporta incisa a piena pagina, 11 carte non numerate + 479 pp. con 7 carte geografiche più volte ripiegate (Boemia e Slesia, Ungheria e Transilvania, Germania, Germania antica, Baviera e Austria, Sassonia superiore, Sassonia inferiore) + 4 acquaforti più volte ripiegate raffiguranti vedute di città (Praga, Orsova, due di Vienna) + altre 2 incisioni di soggetti vari. Buona conservazione eccetto lieve alone alla parte inferiore delle pagine. Qualche rinforzo alle piegature delle carte geografiche. (Viaggi ? edizione illustrata del 700 - Rif.A1355)

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        Bibliotheca Botanica, sive catalogus auctorum et librorum omnium 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...

      The Hague, J. Neaulme, 1740. Two parts in one volume. 4to (254 x 195 mm). pp. 16, 459; 66 [recte 74]. Contemporary mottled calf, spine in 6 compartments, richly decorated with red gilt lettered label (foot of frontcover hinge splitting). First edition of this important early botanical bibliography. 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. Stafleu & Cowan 11624 (with a detailed discussion of this work); Johnston 393.

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