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

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

      [Bookseller: Peter Grosell's Antikvariat]
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        Vereliana h. e. celeberrimi quondam viri Olavi Verelii varia opuscula antehac maximam partem publicæ luci subtracta, quorum catalgoum ad calcem libri videre licet; jam vero in gratiam eorum, qui justum pretium tanti viri lucubrationibus stauere sciunt, typis exposita, cura, studio & impensis Petri Schenberg [...].

      Linköping, typis Petri Pilecani, [1740]. Titelblad tryckt i rött och svart + 528 s. Samtida heltskinnband med rikt guldornerad rygg med fem upphöjda bind. 17 X 10 cm. Biblioteksetikett på främre pärmens insida (Joh. Ax. Almquist boksamling). Skrapskada på främre pärm.. Detta urval av Verelius skrifter och brev innehåller bl. a. den första utgåvan av hans "roman" "Peregrinatio Cosmopolitana" eller "Resan till världsstaden" som den heter i en svensk äversättning från 1994. Innehåller för övrigt brev av Verelius till Axel Oxenstierna, Georg Stiernhielm, Edvard Philipsson m. fl., avhandlingen De hierarchia, levnadsskildring över Paulinus Gothus och Axel Oxenstierna, hyllning till Axel Posse, till freden Sveo-Germanica 1649, tal Pro Episcuro, De utili historiarum lectione samt diverse hyllningstal. Ett supplement på 76 s. utgavs av Gustav Sommelius 1797

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        "Mantua, die Haupt=Stadt..."

      Contemporary hand-coloured engraving, 49x58cm Augsburg c.1740 Placed in Lombardy, Mantua has throughout the history been one of the main artistic, cultural and notably musical hubs of Northern Italy and the country as a whole.. In upper margin a printer's crease. A restored tear extending 3cm into the view and a faint brown spot in the water "Lago di Sopra"

      [Bookseller: Kunstantikvariat PAMA AS]
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        The Works of Francis Bacon, Baron of Verulam, Viscount St. Alban, and Lord High Chancellor of England, With Several Additional Pieces; Never Before Printed in any Edition of his Works. To Which is prefixed, A New Life of the Author by Mr. Mallet

      London: For A. Millar, 1740. Folio. In four volumes. Bacon's 1740 collected edition which features his Novum Organum, Mallet's Life of Francis Bacon, History of the Reign of King Henry VII, and of particular interest, his Natural History pertaining to classification of liquors, his experiments in making wine and liquor and its effect on man. A very handsome set bound in contemporary mottled calf, very early rebacking, raised bands, brown morocco spine label gilt, compartments fully gilt decorated, all edge speckled red, some chipping or wear to spine ends, faint damp staining to some leaves but mostly clean and crisp, no bookplates or names. Vol. I. Two engraved title pages printed in red and black each with a different engraved vignette, portrait frontispiece of Bacon, dedication, to the reader, [i]iv pp. subscriber's list which includes several influential people including some from America; James Abercromby Attorney General of South Carolina, The Earl of Chesterfield, Robert Dinwiddie, Surveyor General of his Majesty's Customs in North America, James Glen, Governor of South Carolina, etc. i-lxxxi Life of Bacon and table of contents for the four volumes, 1-394pp., [36]pp. index, text in Latin, 1-124pp. appendix in English. Vol. II. Engraved frontispiece, vignette title page printed in red and black, [2]pp. dedication, pages 1-410 with text in Latin, [411]-564pp. text in English, [2] folding leaves listing Bacon's debts and dividends after his death, [28]pp. index. Vol. III. Portrait frontispiece of Bacon, engraved vignette title page printed in red and black, text in English. 1-586pp.[46]pp. index. Vol. IV. Portrait frontispiece of Bacon, engraved vignette title page printed in red and black, 1-740pp.[28]pp. index. A handsome set.. Folio.

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        Architectura hydraulica. Oder: Die Kunst, Das Gewässer Zu denen verschiedentlichen Nothwendigkeiten des menschlichen Lebens zu leiten, in die Höhe zu bringen, und dort vortheilhafftig anzuwenden. Band 1 (von 2). Augsburg, Metz, 1740-42. Titel, 4 Bll. , 94 S., 1 Bl.; Zwischentit., 124 S., 1 Bl.; Zwischentit., 39 S., 1 Bl.; Zwischentit., 21 S.; Zwischentit., 10 S., 1 Bl.; Zwischentit., 24 S.; 12 Bll. (Register). Mit 2 gestoch. Kopfvig. und 44 gefalt. Kupfertafeln. 4°. Pgt. d. Zt.

      Poggendorf 1, 138; Engelmann 21.- Über Wasserkraft und Hydraulik sowie mit ausführlichen Beschreibungen von Mühlen und Wasserrädern und deren Verwendungen (Pulver- Säge- und Zementmühlen, Schöpfwerke etc.).- Etwas braunfleckig im weißen Außenrand.

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Schramm]
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        für die Hoch-Fürstl. Bataillon in Kiel , Ao. 1740. 4 weisse Bll., 213 S., 7 weisse Bll. Kl.-8°. Pgt. d. Zt. mit Einschlaglasche (ohne Schließband).

      Seltenes Reglement mit ausführlichen Befehlsanweisungen.- Nicht im Kat. der SH Landesbibliothek.- Alter hs. Besitzvermerk 'V. Knorring' auf Titel.- Große Falttasche für Notizzettel etc. am hinteren Innendeckel.

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        Wratislavia. Breslau die uhralte u Hochberühmte Haupt Statt des Herzogth. Schlesien... Kol. Kupferstich v. Seutter, um 1740. 40 x 56,5 cm.

      Gesamtansicht aus der Vogelschau.- Mit 2 Legenden- und 2 Wappenkartuschen.- Ohne die Ansicht im Fußsteg.- Fußsteg angerändert.

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        Sammelatlas. Meist bei Valk u. Schenk oder Homann, Amsterdam u. Nürnberg, um 1700 bis um 1740. 1 hs. Registerbl. Mit 72 doppelblattgr. altkolorierten Kupferstichkarten (davon 7 teils mehrf. gefalt.) von N. Visscher, J.B. Lavanna, Hamersfeldt, Mercator, G. van Keulen u.a. Folio. Hldr. d. Zt. (stark bestoßen u. beschabt, Deckelbezüge und Rücken mit Fehlstellen, HDeckel zweifach eingerissen).

      Mit u.a. den schönen Karten 'Wahrhaffte Abbildung der Barbariscen (!) Vestung Oran...' von Homann Erben, 'Nieuwe Afteekening van het Eyland en Koninkryk Sicilia...', 'Melite vulgo Malta...' von N. de Fer bei M. Seutter, 'Comitatus Zelandiae...' und 'Groningae et omlandiae Dominum...' von N. Visscher, 'Geographische Vorstellung ... Wasser-Flut' bei J.B. Homann sowie 'Carte des Cotes de Malabar et de Coromandel...' von G. de L'Isle.- Viele Karten mit schönen, teils allegorischen Kartuschen, teils auch mit Stadtansichten, das Altkolorit leuchtend, die Abdrücke kräftig.- Nach handschriftlichem Register fehlen 5 Karten.- 11 Karten mit teils längeren Einrissen, 11 Karten mit Quetschfalten entlang des Mittelfalzes, vereinzelt etwas braunfleckig in den weißen Außenrändern.

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        L'Asie Dressée sur les Nouvelles Observations Faites en toutes les Parties de la Terre et Rectifieés

      Paris: Chez J.B. Nolin le Fils Geografe sur le Quay de l'Horloge du Palais a l'Enseigne de la Place des Victoires entre le Rue de Harlay et le Pont Neuf, 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 Asia by one of the great French masters 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, 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 an earlier maps produced by his father. While the geographical depiction of most of the continent is quite assured for the time, this map is one of the eighteenth-century's most fascinating experiments in cartographic speculation. Published on the very eve of Vitus Bering's voyage to Alaska and eastern Siberia, this map shows that contemporary Europeans had no real concept of what lands might have occupied these regions. North America is thus shown as reaching down to a point just north of Japan. On the other side of the continent, an absurdly large Greenland looms closely over the northern coast of Siberia to a point past Nova Zemlya. On the main map the Mariana Islands, or Nouvelle Phillipines, adorn the Pacific in a configuration consistent with the account of the Jesuit explorer Paul Clain. Curiously, the inset in the upper right corner depicts a different rendering of the same islands as suggested in a Jesuit report of 1697. Nolin's work is an artistically virtuous composition on a monumental scale, the image being surrounded by thirty vignettes that depict various events from Greek, Roman, Jewish, Christian, and Islamic history. In turn, each vignette is set within an elaborate baroque frame of a unique design, accompanied by textual narratives. The extensive text along the lower margin is entitled "Description Géographique de l'Asie." The upper left of the main image is adorned with an especially resplendent cartouche, featuring Jesuit priests evangelizing to the diverse peoples of the continent. 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.

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        Éléments d'Astronomie [avec] Tables Astronomiques du Soleil, de la Lune, des Planetes, des Étoiles Fixes, et des satellites de Jupiter et de Saturne. (2 Volumes, complet)

      Paris.: Imprimerie Royale, 1740 (ENGLISH DESCRIPTION AVAILABLE UPON REQUEST). Éléments d'Astronomie: (1ff, blanc) - [xvi] - (12p) - 643 pages - (1p, blanc), 26 planches dépliantes. Tables Astronomiques: (1ff), blanc) - [xiv] - (6p) - 222 pages - (2p) - (1ff, blanc). Reliure en cuir moderne, en parfaite condition. Légères rousseurs éparses, certaines pages brunies, autrement les pages intérieures et les planches sont en très bonne condition, sans inscription et solides. RARE. Photos disponibles sur demande.

      [Bookseller: Louis Caron]
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        Cours de la Science Militaire, à l'usage de l'Infanterie, de la Cavalerie, de l'Artillerie, du Genie, & de la Marine. (10 Tomes en 9 volumes)

      La Haye.: Chez Jean Van Duren, 1740 PREMIÈRE ÉDITION (1740-1742). Tome Premier: "Les Fonctions et les devoirs des Officiers tant de l'Infanterie que de la Cavalerie"; Faux Titre - Frontispice - [9ff] - 307 pages - [64p, Catalogue], 2 planches dépliantes. // Tome Second: "La Tactique ou l'Art de Ranger des Bataillons et de faire faire à une armée en campagne tous les mouvemens qui conviennent selon les différentes occasions"; Faux Titre - Frontispice - [5ff] - 360 pages - 12 planches dépliantes. // Tome Troisième: "Traité de la Geometrie pratique à l'usage des officiers: Qui enseigne toutes les opérations les plus nécessaires, tant sur le Papier que sur le Terrein"; Faux Titre - Frontispice - [1ff] - 195 pages - [9p] - 17 planches dépliantes. // Tome Quatrième: "Traité de l'Architecture Civile à l'usage des ingénieurs: Qui enseigne généralement tout ce-qui concerne la Décoration & la Distribution des Edifices"; Faux Titre - Frontispice - [5ff] - 5-152 pages - 12 planches dépliantes (numérotées de 18 à 29). // Tome Cinquième: "Traité de l'Architecture militaire, qui enseigne la construction de tous les ouvrages de fortification, Avec des Remarques sur les Manières de Fortifier des auteurs les plus célèbres, & les Moiens d'en éviter les Défauts dans les nouvelles Fortifications"; Faux Titre - Frontispice - [6ff] - 166 pages - 24 planches dépliantes. // Tome Sixième: "Traité de l'Artillerie, qui enseigne tout ce qui concerne les Poudres, les Canons, Mortiers & Pierriers, Les batteries, les mines, les artifices, les armes de toute espèce, les ouvrages, attirails & outils nécessaires au Service de l'Artillerie, ou qui y ont rapport, tant sur mer, que sur Terre, et les fonctions et devoirs des officiers de ce Corps. Première Partie"; Faux Titre - Frontispice - [xxxi] - (1p) - 164 pages - 19 planches dépliantes. // Tome Septième: "Traité de l'Artillerie... Seconde Partie"; Faux Titre - Page Titre - 143 pages - (1p, Avis) - 14 planches dépliantes (numérotées de 20 à 33). // Tome Huitième: "Traité de l'Artillerie... Troisième Partie"; Faux Titre - Page Titre - 158 pages - (1ff) - 7 planches dépliantes (numérotées de 34 à 40). // Tome Neuvième: "Traité de l'Attaque des Places, où l'on enseigne d'une Manière courte & Facile la Méthode la plus avantageuse pour parvenir sûrement et promptement à la prise des Places. Avec les Remarques nécessaires sur les Méthodes de Monsieur de Vauban et autres habiles Maîtres"; Faux Titre - Frontispice - Page Titre - [viii] - (8p, Table des chapitres) - 240 pages - 24 planches dépliantes. // Tome Dixième: "Traité de la Défense des Places, où l'on enseigne d'une Manière courte & facile la Méthode la plus avantageuse de disputer le terrein à l'Ennemi, & de se défendre avec succès. Contre toutes sortes d'attaques. Avec les fonctions & les devoirs d'un Gouverneur & des autres Officiers dans une Place assiégée. Et les Remarques nécessaires sur les Méthodes de Monsieur de Vauban Et autres habiles Maîtres"; Faux Titre - Frontispice - Page Titre - [viii] - 104 pages - 11 planches dépliantes. //\\ Complet des 8 frontispices et des 142 planches dépliantes. Reliure en cuir de la fin du XVIIIe siècle richement décorée. Sceau embossé de la "Macclesfield Library" sur les pages titres et frontispice, ex-libris avec armoiries sur les pages de garde. Autrement les pages intérieures et les planches dépliantes sont en très bonne condition, propres et solides. 200 x 122mm. Photos disponibles sur demande. TRÈS RARE.

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        Memoires du Comte de Bonneval

      55 - Londres - Aux Depens de la Compagnie, 1740 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. Memoires andabiography of Claude Alexandre de Bonneval. Complete in five volumes. In French. Nouvelle edition. Ci-devant General d'Infanterie au Service de sa Maj. Imperiale et Catholique. Claude Alexandre, Comte de Bonneval (14 July 1675 23 March 1747) was a French army officer who later went into the service of the Ottoman Empire, eventually converting to Islam and becoming known as Humbaraci Ahmet Pasa. The first three volumes are believed not to have been written by the Comte de Bonneval, as is implied, and may have in fact been printed in Amsterdam, according to the ESTC (citation no. T229765). The remaining two volumes may have been printed by Chapuis in Lausanne (T117982). With an attractive frontispiece to volume I depicting the Comte de Bonneval in Ottoman dress with a battle raging in the background. Condition: In calf bindings. Externally, sound with bumping and wear to extremities. Bookplates of Sir Baldwin Leighton to front board of three volumes, and upside-down to rear board of two remaining volumes. Internally, firmly bound, generally bright and clean but with light spotting to first and last few pages. Overall: VERY GOOD.

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        The Canterbury Tales of Chaucer: In the Original, From the Most Authentic Manuscripts; And As They Are Turn'd Into Modern Language by Several Eminent Hands. With References to Authors, Ancient and Modern; Various Readings, And Explanatory Notes

      London: J. Osborn, 1740. Second Edition. Leather Bound. ______ Condition Summary: (Very Good) A tidy copy. ______ All notable faults: Light bowing on the boards, minor loss to one corner of E2 and the outer edge of P8, one moderate stain to O8, some other minor marks and portrait frontispiece not present. ______ Book conservation: Re-backed. 16305. <b> Bibliographical Details: </b> Second Edition [Edition identified by: Publisher&#39;s stated imprint information [ESTC N26579 and Lowndes, page 452]] .

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        Histoire de Gil Blas de Santillane

      Amsterdam: Aux dépens de la Compagnie, 1740. Fifth Edition, avec Figures. Full Calf. Fine. A superb set, magnificent on the shelf, collated and complete in four volumes. Small 8vo&#39;s: [10], 394; [4], 336; [2], 368; [2], 352pp. Contemporary full mottled calf, the spine in six compartments, richly gilt, divided by raised bands, with lettering pieces in fawn and brown; marbled end papers, all edges stained red, green silk page markers, title pages in red and black, with 32 full-page copper-engraved plates. Virtually pristine, inside and out. OCLC Number: 30535548. A masterpiece of the picaresque with wide-ranging influence: Jonathan Swift refers to it in his &#39;Directions to Servants&#39; of 1731, with recommendations on how servants might take most advantage of their masters. And in a letter to William Dean Howells, dated July 5, 1875, Mark Twain reports just completing the manuscript for &#39;The Adventures of Tom Sawyer&#39; and deciding against taking Tom into adulthood&#151;to do so, he says, "would be fatal . . . in any shape but autobiographically&#151;like Gil Blas. Gil Blas was written in French between 1700 and 1730. The adventures of its hero are described from naive youth through cunning servant to landed proprietor and nobleman. Though nominally set in Spain, it is in fact French through and through.

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        "Dresda ad Albim, Saxoniæ Superioris Metropolis...Dresden an de Elb..."

      Contemporary hand-coloured engraving, 49x58cm Augsburg c.1740 In the traditional style of Seutter with a schematic map and a view below.. A printer's crease, otherwise excellent

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        The Art Of Angling, Rock And Sea-fishing: With The Natural History Of River, Pond, And Sea-fish, Illustrated With 133 Cutts

      John Watts London:: John Watts,, 1740.. First Edition. Fine Condition. Illustrated throughout with charming textual engravings of fish. Bound in full brown contemporary calf skillfully rebacked with rules stamped in gilt and with a black leather spine label stamped in gilt. All edges stained red. Previous owner's bookplate on the front pastedown endpaper.

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        Grand Theatre de la Guerre en Amerique Suivant les Plus Novelles observations des Espagnols, Anglois, Francois & Hollandois mis au jour par R. & I. Ottens

      [Amsterdam]: R. & J. Ottens, [1740]. Engraved map, with 8 inset maps, on 6 joined sheets, fine contemporary hand-colouring. Very good condition apart from expert repairs to splits at folds and creases where the map was folded. 35 3/4 x 64 inches. A spectacular large-scale map of the Gulf of Mexico from Florida to Guiana, the West Indies, and whole of Central America: a graphic reminder of the War of Jenkins&#39; Ear. As its title suggests, this spectacular map depicts the full American theatre of the war with eight insets showing the principal ports of the region: 1) A Draught of St. Augustin and its Harbour; 2) La Havane; 3) Plan de la Ville Espagnole de S. Domingue; 4) Harbourg [sic.] de Porto Bello; 5) Plan de la Baye de Carthagena; 6) Nouvelle Carte de L&#39;Isle de Curacao; 7) Nouveau Plan du Port et de la Ville d&#39;Acapulco; 8) Plan de la Vera-Cruz. The inset of the harbour of Porto Bello is after Popple and the chart of St. Augustine is copied from Moll&#39;s West Indies. The War of Jenkins&#39; Ear (1739-1742) took its name from Robert Jenkins, captain of the "Rebecca", who claimed that the Spanish had cut off his ear in 1731. Public opinion forced Robert Walpole&#39;s government to declare war on 23 October 1739, after Jenkins ear was produced, in a moment of high drama during a debate in the House of Commons. A year later the war merged into the War of the Austrian Succession. The stated reason for the war was the supposed Spanish mistreatment of English seamen; the war, however, is seen as resulting from the commercial rivalry between the Spanish and British in the Caribbean basin. The publishing history of the map is complicated by the fact that it appears to have been issued as the sheets were completed presumably in a rush by the publishers to capitalise on the interest in the region. The two middle sheets were made available on their own (under the title Nova Isthmi Americani, qui et Panamiensis item Dariensis, Tabula) and advertised by Reinier and Joshua Ottens in the Amsterdamsche Courant on May 12, 1740. The next two sheets were first advertised on 6 October 1740. By 10 June 1741, the full six sheets were available: they were advertised at a price of 48 stuyvers (see Van der Krogt, &#39;Advertenties&#39;). BLMC K.123.9 a-f; NMM B6177/2; Phillips Atlases 3495: 114- 119.

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

      Halae: Sumbtibus Orphanotrophei, 1740&#39;s. Early Edition. Hardcover. Very good. . Three volumes bound in One. 1)Analysis et Explicatio Lectionum Masorethicarum, Kethibhan et Karjan Vulgo Dictarum, Ea Forma, Qua Illae in Textu S. Extant, Ordine Alphabetico Digesta Inque Usum Studiosae Iuventutis [no date-1750?] Editio Secunda, 80pgs. & 2)Explicatio Epicriseon Masorethicarum Quae Singulis Libris Biblicus Subjici, ut et Notarum Maginalium quae Textui S. Hinc Inde Adjici Solent [no date-1750?], 48pgs. & 3) Dictionarum Veteris Testamentii Hebraeo-Chaldaicum, Ut Cum Bibliis Hebraici Manualibus Compingi Queat, Secundo et Emendatius Editum a..MDCCLXVI [1741], 75pgs. Halae Magdeburgicae, Sumtibus Orphanotrophei. Text in Hebrew and Latin. Bound to style in quarter leather, marbled paper boards. A very good copy. Printers devices; text in Latin and Hebrew.

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        L&#39;Amerique Dressée sur les Relations les plus Recentes rectifiées sur les dernieres observations

      Paris: Chez l&#39;Auteur Rue St. Jacques au dessus de la Rue des Mathurins a lensgne. de la Place des Victoires, 1740. Copper-engraved wall map, with original outline colour, composed from four joined sheets, surrounded by text and vignettes printed on separate sheets, backed onto old linen, with contemporary wooden rollers. 49 x 55 inches. First state of a rare and monumental wall map of the Americas 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&#39;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&#39;Isle and Vincenzo Maria Coronelli, Jean- Dominique Cassini and the Sieur de Tillemon. At times these rivals were not appreciative of Nolin&#39;s adoption of their intellectual property, and De L&#39;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. This work ambitiously endeavours to depict the Americas in the most up-to-date geographic form, generally borrowing from the most authoritative sources. Ironically, it was the senior Nolin&#39;s desire to acquire the most accurate information that caused him to propagate one of the eighteenth-century&#39;s greatest cartographic myths. By this time, South America had been quite thoroughly explored, however, the Pacific northwest and the adjacent interior areas of North America remained largely unseen by European eyes. The only prominent feature present in this terra incognita is the mythical Mer de l&#39;Ouest, that sees the Pacific protrude dramatically into the continental landmass. The senior Nolin was the first cartographer to put this detail into print, his campaign of corporate espionage having uncovered a manuscript map by De L&#39;Isle which depicted the sea. This incident was one of the key pieces of evidence that won De L&#39;Isle&#39;s suit against Nolin. Although the Mer de l&#39;Ouest is dramatically smaller here than in its original form (and is unlabelled in this map) it sustains a fascinating myth. The map is an artistically virtuous composition on a monumental scale, the image being surrounded by thirty vignettes that depict the dramatic historical events that shaped the founding of the French and Spanish empires in the Americas. Each vignette is set within an elaborate baroque frame of a unique design, accompanied by descriptive text. The extensive text along the lower margin entitled "Description Géographique de l&#39;Amérique" places this important map into its greater social and historical context. The map is further enhanced by a large decorative title cartouche, magnificently framed by period rocaille motifs, that depicts French Jesuits ministering to the Indians. A small vignette below the cartouche shows beavers at work, a popular motif on eighteenth-century maps of America The map also features a decorative detail that represents a social commentary on contemporary European attitudes towards the indigenous peoples they encountered in the New World. The scene occupying the lower-left of the main image depicts Mars, the god of war, capriciously watching over two Europeans who are firing rifles onto a group of native Americans, who themselves are engaging in macabre acts of cannibalism. This wall map is one of the greatest subjects of the Nolins&#39; 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. Hale, The Discovery of the World Maps of the Earth and the Cosmos, p. 159

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        Spectacle de la Nature: Or, Nature Display&#39;d Being Discourses On such Particulars of Natural History As were thought most proper To Excite the Curiosity, And Form the Minds of Youth

      1740. Spectacle de la Nature: Or, Nature Display&#39;d Being Discourses On such Particulars of Natural History As were thought most proper To Excite the Curiosity, And Form the Minds of Youth. Seven Volumes. London: Printed for R. Francklin, C. Davis, J. Brindley, J. Hodges and H. Pemberton. 1740-1748. Contains 202 copper engraved plates of which 165 fold-out. A wonderful set of descriptions on birds, animals, man in general, astronomy, rivers, fossils, boat building, gardens, flowers, mathematics etc. General condition of the volumes: Full leather with 5 raised bands and tooled gold labels. Bindings are tight but joints cracked. Some wear to each volume, overall solid and attractive set. Gold border around front and back of each board. Contents exceptionally clean and bright without foxing (almost looks new). Some minor worming to volumes 4 and 6, none effecting text or the printed plates although several pates to vol. 6 have worming at the top. Volumes: 5 x1/4 x 8 inches. Collation as Follows: Volume Date Total Plates Foldout Single Page # of Pages One 1740 25 16 9 I-XII/I-V/1-208 plus plate Two 1740 34 34 0 I-IX/1-387 incl. Index plus plates Three 1740 32 31 1 [1-24]/1-456 plus plates Four 1747 28 16 12 1-438 plus (14) pgs of index plus plates Five 1748 20 20 0 1-423 plus plates Six 1748 30 30 0 I-XXXVII/1-391 plus plates Seven 1748 33 20 13 1-406 plus plates Total 202 165 37 A wonderful set about every during the 18th century. Inventory #10-368.. 2nd Edition. Hardcover. Very Good/No Jacket.

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        Scriptorum ecclesiasticorum historia literaria.

      A Christo Nato usque ad Sæculum 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 perspicuè agitur. Accedunt Scriptores gentiles Christianæ Religionis Oppugnatores; & cujusvis Sæculæi Breviarium... Accedit ab Aliiis manibus Appendices duæ... Editio novissima, ab Autore Ipsomet ante Obitum regognita & auctior facta. 2 vols. Oxonii, E. Theatro Sheldoniano 1740-43. Folio. (10) + XLV + (3) + 668; (14) + 358 + (4) + 252 (Appendix) + (1) + 88 (Dissertationes Tres) + 131 (Notæ MSS. & Accessiones anonymi) pp. Very nice contemporary blindstamped panelled vellum with nice calligraphed title and volume on spine. Old name on flyleaf.. "The Learned are desired to take notice, that the several editions of the Historia Literaria, printed at Geneva, Cologne, and other Foreign parts are very defective, and of no value, neither can they be quoted with authority: That the improvements and additions made by the learned author to this edition printed at the Theatre in Oxford are greatly material, and make at least a fourth part of the whole work: The present edition has also received farther improvement, by large and useful notes, and other addenda, by the late Reverend Dr. Waterland, under whose immediate care and direction it was printed; also by the Reverend Dr. Chapman, Dr. Bishop, Dr. Walker, and other learned Gentlemen, who, for the benefit of learning, and from a due regard to the author, and this his most esteemed and learned work, interested themselves in this publication. Vide Excerpta ex Epistolis MSS, at the beginning of the second volume, and the two letters concerning this edition, published, and given Gratis by the undertaker, J. Pote, Bookseller at Eton." (contemporary bookprinted label placed verso half-title). "..a valuable work, displaying great reading, research and accuracy", Lowndes I,395. "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 ... Scriptorum, etc. a literary history of ecclesiastical writers", DNB IX,341

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        LADIES DISPENSATORY:

      1740. THE LADIES DISPENSATORY: or, Every Woman her own Physician. Treating of the Natures, Causes, and various Symptoms of all the Diseases, Infirmities, and Disorders, natural or contracted, that most particularly affect the Fair Sex, in all their different Situations of Life, as Maids, Married Women, and Widows. London: James Hodges, 1740. Second edition. (The first edition appears to be printed without a date; but Wellcome notes a listing for the title in London Magazine for February 1739.) 12mo. xvi, 324, [8] pp. Contemporary full calf, rubbed, with small loss and 3/4 inch cracks at head of spine. Some foxing and soil. Slight worming to corner margin of pp. 180-215. Overall, a solid and appealing copy of a scarce title. An amazing variety of dreadful female conditions were thought to be due to hysteria, and treated with elaborate recipes. (Wellcome III, p. 428).

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        Biblischer Geographus Oder Vollständige Beschreibung aller in der H. Schrift benanten Länder und Städte, oder zur Geographie gehörigen Oerter und Sachen, Mit Mathematischen, Philologischen, Physicalischen, Moralischen, Politischen, Historischen und Theologisch-Mystischen Anmerckungen durchgehends versehen, sowie auch mit der neueten Geographie verglichen, und mit 15. accurat und sauber gestochenen Land-Charten erläutert.

      Verlegung des Waysenhauses bey Gottlob Benjamin Frommann Züllichau: Verlegung des Waysenhauses bey Gottlob Benjamin Frommann, 1740. First edition. Hardcover. vg. 8vo. [28], 862, [70], 134, [2]pp. Original full vellum with title blind-stamped on spine. Decorative initials, head- and tailpieces. Fascinating work on the geography and topography of the Holy Land and surrounding regions based on the Holy Scripture. Illustrated with 15 hand-colored fold-out maps. The work is divided into 6 chapters in which Schmidt gives a detailed description of the history, topography, politics, flora and fauna, and the customs of the inhabitants of the Holy Land and surrounding countries in the Middle East. Some edge wear to binding with some soiling and staining on spine and boards. Bottom of spine slightly bumped and cracked. Ex-libris of previous owners on front- and rear paste-down. Previous owner's inscription and signature on both endpapers, dated 1851. Name of previous owner handwritten on fore page edge. Slight sporadic foxing throughout. Few fold-outs have been repaired with tape on verso. Text in German, Gothic script. Binding in fair, interior and maps in overall very good condition.

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        BEATAE MARIAE VIRGINIS OFFICIUM.

      In-24 gr. (mm. 128x 81), p. pelle coeva, ricche cornici dorate ai piatti, dorso a cordoni con fregi in oro, tagli dorati, 20 cc.nn., 427,(5) pp.num., inclusa l'antiporta; vignetta al frontesp., 15 tavole nel t. e 20 finalini, incisi in rame con grande finezza da Marco Pitteri, da disegni di G.B. Piazzetta: il tutto si fonde in perfetta armonia con il testo, anch'esso interamente inciso in rame (da Angela Baroni). "Prima edizione" di quella che si può considerare la più affascinante produzione della tipografia veneziana del sec. XVIII, in cui il Piazzetta ha espresso i migliori esempi della sua sensibilità illustrativa. Cfr. Morazzoni, pp. 115-116: "Il libretto è prezioso sotto ogni aspetto, essendo il risultato dell'armonica collaborazione di G.B. Piazzetta e di M. Pitteri, due artisti che in quel momento sono i più perfetti rappresentanti della pittura e dell'incisione veneziana. Ben 37 sono i disegni di G.B. Piazzetta inclusi nelle pagine che Angela Baroni "labore improbo" scolpi' ad una ad una?. Bell'esemplare marginoso, su carta finissima, in ottimo stato.

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        (ed.).

      Titi Livii Patavini historiarum quod exstat, cum perpetuis Car. Sigonii & J. Fr. Gronovii notis. Jac. Gronovius probavit, suasque & aliorum notas adjecit. Editio nova, in qua quid præstitum sit præfatio indicabit. 1-3. Basel, E. & J. R. Thurnisios, Fratres, 1740. 8vo. Engr. extratitle,+ (46),+ 922,+ (69),+ (1 blank),+ 62; 976,+ (59); (2),+ 58,+ 3-1080,+ (80) pp. First title printed in red and black. Some spotting, slight dampstain on lower margin, but overall clean. Uniform contemporary vellum, spines with title printed within black borders, all edges red. Three volumes, the first with exlibris of Christer Ellsén, the other with the exlibris removed. J. A. Gronovius' dissertatio is misbound in beginning of volume three instead of at the end. Schweiger I, p. 536. A reprint of Gronovius' elzevir edition from 1679, considered the best of his editions

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        LETTERA AUTOGRAFA FIRMATA.

      1 p. (mm. 305x206), datata: Modena 3. Agosto 1740, senza destinatario, di 23 righe. (1740). "Giacchè V.E. mi ha favorito della lettera venuta da Tolosa, per cui le rendo mille grazie, ed insieme con tanta gentilezza mi si esibisce di far giungere colà la risposta: io mi prevaglio ben volentieri delle grazie sue.. Tanto poco è poi quello, ch'io ho detto di V.E. nella P. ll delle Antichità Estensi, che certo io non meritava un sì benigno gradimento.. Desidererei io occasioni più proprie per attestare a Lei, ed anche al Pubblico, la stima e l'ossequio particolare che io professo a lei, e alla sua Nobil Casa..". Con fioriture, altrimenti ben conservata. "Letterato e grande storico, autore dei "Rerum Italicarum Scriptores" e degli "Annali della storia d'Italia", è soprattutto nelle "Antiquitates italicae medii aevi" che egli dà la misura della sua grandezza di storico".

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        Cursus Padi per Longobardiam a Fonte usque a ostia cum fluminibus que in illum se exonerant et adjacentibus Ducatibus ac Principatibus quos interluit et qui confinis sunt, Tribus Combinandis tabellis..

      Augusta, 1740 circa. Incisione in rame all'acquaforte, incisa su tre fogli, colore d'epoca, cm 58,5 x 133,5 (alla lastra). Cartouche in alto al centro, circondata da figure allegoriche e con gli stemmi della Savoia, Piemonte, Monferrato, Milano, Parma, Modena, Mantova, Ferrara, Bologna e Venezia; cartiglio altrettanto riccamente decorato e allegorizzato in basso a sinistra. Opera tra le pi? importanti di Matthaeus Seutter, questa carta rappresenta la descrizione geografica del corso del fiume Po, con i territori interessati e quelli adiacenti, dalle sorgenti alla foce, comprendendo praticamente tutta l'Italia del Nord, con la designazione dei vari Ducati, Repubbliche e Legazioni. Matthaus Seutter (1678 -1756), dopo un apprendistato presso gli Homann a Norimberga, si trasfer? ad Augsburg verso il 1720, e qui apr? la propria attivit? superando il maestro sotto il profilo della bellezza: le sue carte hanno sempre colori brillanti e cartigli elaborati. Minimamente rifilato il margine laterale sinistro in prossimit? della battuta, stretti i margini sugli altri lati ma trattasi di ottimo esemplare in bella coloritura e in magnifico stato di conservazione.

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        A new history of Jamaica,

      London, 1740. iv + 340pp + 2 folding maps. 1st ed., fine in original full calf binding with raised bands and original label. A rare early work which includes a description of the island, early history with much on the pirates and short biographies of the past and current governors.

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        No? salvato dalle acque del Nilo.

      Inghilterra, 1740 circa. Incisione su legno virata al seppia con rialzo a biacca, cm 38 x 56 (alla lastra) pi? margini. Dedica in basso a destra, in una pietra facente parte dell'inciso (all'"Ill.mo et Excell.mo D: D: Everardo Fawkener.."); indicazioni tipografiche in un'altra pietra posta pi? in alto a sinistra, sempre nella parte incisa. Giovanni Battista Jackson (Inghilterra, 1701 - 1780 circa) fu incisore e maestro della xilografia a colori. Nel 1731 giunse a Venezia e trov? lavoro con l' incisore Antonio Maria Zanetti, che rimase molto ben impressionato dal suo lavoro, le cui le immagini riproducevano dipinti e sculture in maniera fortemente narrativa e drammatica. Jackson illustr? con le sue xilografie anche diversi libri per vari editori veneziani. Il banchiere britannico e bibliofilo Joseph Smith (ca. 1674 - 1770) gli commission? la riproduzione di diverse stampe dai dipinti che egli stesso aveva in collezione. Jackson realizz? xilografie da dipinti di Tiziano, Tintoretto, Veronese, Rembrandt. La presente incisione ? tratta da un disegno di Paulo Calliari Veronese. Bellissima incisione animata da grandi figure in primo piano, sullo sfondo le vestigia dell'antico Egitto. Prova dai margini stretti ma molto ben impressa (anche al retro del foglio si vedono i segni dell'inciso), ottimo lo stato di conservazione.

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        Sowohl in Deutscher als Lateinischer Sprache verfertigteund aus der letztern in die erstere übersetzte Sämtliche Schriften. Erster - Sechszehnter (Elfter. Theil fehlt) Theil (von 24). Herausgegeben von Johann Georg Walch.

      Halle in Magdeburgischen, Johann Justinus Gebauer, 1740 - 1745. 4to. Bound in 15 cont. full vellum, some corners soiled, most inner-hinges cracked, so cords are showing, but not loose, most bookblocks tight. Internally overall a nice and clean set, except for vol. nine, the last about 60 leaves of which are marginally ink-soiled and stuck together in margins, but not affecting text. Vol. five lacks lower part of t-p. i.e. printer and printing-year, vol. 13 loose and lacking leaves at end. Vol. one w. engr. frontispiece. Title-pages in red and black, some woodcut vignettes. In all about 22.000 pp

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        Histoire militaire de Charles XII roi de Suede, depuis l'an 1700, jusqu'à la bataille de Pultowa en 1709, écrite par ordre exprés de sa majesté, par Mr.

      Gustave Adlerfeld, chambellan du roi. On y a joint une rélation exacte de la bataille de Pultowa, avec un journal de la retraite du roi à Bender. 1-4. Amsterdam, J. Wetstein & G. Smith, 1740. 8:o. (2),+ XXIX,+ (blank),+ 434 s.+ 3 utvikbara planscher; (2),+ 627; (2),+ 547; (2),+ 240 s.+ utvikbar plansch. Titlar tryckta i rött och svart. Saknar porträttet och två planscher i första delen. Sista bladet i första delen bruntonat. Enstaka småfläckar. Samtida uniforma ljusbruna skinnband med rikt guldornerade ryggar, röda resp. gröna titel- och deltiteletiketter och röda snitt. Tre volymer, liten skada på första delens övre kapitäl och lätta stänk på ryggarna. Ur Ericsbergs bibliotek, med Carl Jedvard Bondes exlibris klistrat ovanpå ett äldre, troligen d'Albedyhlls. Warmholtz 5542. Första upplagan. Fint exemplar som dessvärre saknar porträttet av kungen, vilket ofta saknas. Dessutom saknas två bataljplanscher! Gustav Adlerfelt (1671-1709) följde som hovjunkare Karl XII:s fälttåg ifrån 1701, och stupade vid Poltava 1709. Han förde på kungens befallning under hela fälttåget journal över händelserna. Sonen Karl Maxmilian Johan Adlerfelt lät efter att manuskriptet återfåtts från ryssarna utge verket översatt till franska, kompletterat med händelserna strax efter Poltava. Det utgavs samma år även på tyska och engelska och anses vara en av de viktigaste källorna till kunskap om Karl XII:s fälttåg

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        "Madritum sive Mantua Carpetanorum..."

      Contemporary hand-coloured engraving, 49x58cm Augsburg c.1740 A wonderful map and view of Madrid in Spain.. In perfect condition

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        La Methode des Fluxions, et des Suites Infinies.

      Par M. le Chevalier Newton. A Paris. Chez De Bure l`aîné, Libraire, quay des Augustins, à Saint Paul. 1740. 4:o. xxx,(2 errata), 148,(2 Privilege du Roy). pp. Numerous woodcut diagrams in text. Modern red half morocco, spine with five raised bands. Title with several depression lines. Watersoling inner margin from title to page xviii and lower margin page iii-vii. Small inkspots lower margin page 17-20. Page xxx with "exemp" in ink outer margin. 25 x 20 cm.. Title in red and black. Three short mended tears. There are several depression lines. Probably have an earlier wrapper been used for drawing lines on which have left impressions on the title. First french edition of Method of Fluxions and Infinite Series translated by Buffon

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        "Milazzo Olim Mylæ, Munitissimum Siciliæ Castellum Adversus Hispanos, Qui A: 1718. D. 24 Oct..."

      Contemporary hand-coloured engraving, 49x58cm Augsburg c.1740 Milazzo is a town and "commune" in the province of Messina on Sicily, Italy. The print illustrates the battle in 1718 between Spain and Austria which took place in Milazzo.. The decorative view is in excellent condition

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        La Methode des Fluxions, et des Suites Infinies Par le Chevalier Newton. (Translated by G. Louis Le Clerc, ount de Buffon).

      Paris, De Bure, 1740. 4to. Contemporary half calf, raised bands, richly gilt spine and and red speckled edges. Leather title-label to spine. Corners neatly repaired. Title in red/black. (2), III-XXX, (2) Errata, 148 pp., many diagrams. The "Preface" and the first 18 leaves of the text with a foxing to lower margin and right corners. The "Preface" is an historical account of Newton's method "la sublime méthode", written by Buffon. Without the leaf "Extrait des Registres".. The influential first French edition of Newton's important work, which constitutes the most extensive description of the mathematical method he used in his famous "Principia", the method of infinitesimals, which was already written about 1671, but not published until 1736, i.e. posthumously, with the title "Method of Fluxions and Infinite Series...". In this work "Newton stated clearly the fundamental problem of the calculus: the relation of quantities being given, to find the relation of the fluxions of these, and conversely. In conformity with this problem and the new notation, Newton then gave examples of his method....In this book Newton introduced his characteristic notation and conceptions. He regarded his variable quantities as generated by the continuous motion of points, lines and planes, rather than as aggregates of infinitesimal elements, the view which had appeared in "De analysi"...The rate of generation Newton called a "fluxion", designating it by means of a letter with a dot over it, a "pricked letter", the quantity generates he called a "fluent".( Boyer, The History of the Calculus.).Colson (in his preface to the first edition from 1736) says: "I gladly embraced the opportunity that was put into my hands, of publishing this posthumous work, because I found it had been composed with that view and design. And that my own Country-men might first enjoy the benefit of this publication, I resolved upon giving it an English translation, with some additional remarks of my own, I thought it highly injurious to the memory and reputation of the real Author, as well as invidious to the glory of our own Nation, that so curious and useful a piece should be any longer suppress'd and confined to a few private hands, which ought to be communicated to all the learned World for general Instruction.It was through the French translations of his works that Newton came to play the seminal role as the most important of mathematicians that he did in France, and particularly the years around 1740, when the present work appeared in French for the first time were seminal to the scientific development in France, where the likes of Voltaire had only just made the nation acquinted with the work of the great mathematician. Gray No 236. Babson No 173

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        Les facheux, eller de förtretelige.

      Lust-spel uti tre öpningar. Ifrån fransöskan öfwersatt, och förestält på swenska skåde-platzen i Stockholm åhr 1740. Sthlm, L. L. Grefing, 1741. 4:o. 40 s. Elegant rött marokängbd med upphöjda bind och helt guldsnitt samt pärmkanter med förgyllda smala guldlinjer och breda inre denteller (Riviere & son). Bra inlaga.. Klemming Sveriges dramatiska litteratur s. 81. Översatt av C. Knöppel

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        La Figure de la Terre determinée. Par Messieurs de L'Academie Royale des Sciences, qui ont mesuré le Degré du Méridien au Cercle Polaire. (Discours lu dans l'Assemblée publique du 13 Novembre 1737)

      Paris, L'Imprimerie Royale, 1740. 4to. Without wrappers. Extracted from "Mémoires de l'Academie des Sciences. Année 1737". Engraved frontispiece a. titlepage to Année 1737. Pp. 389-469, 1 engraved map (from Torneå to Kittis) and 5 folded engraved plates.. First printing of the official report from the French Academy of the geodetic expedition to Lapland in order to settle the conflict between Earth-elangators and Earth-flatteners, between the French and the British. "Newton had calculated from the Earth's rotational force at the Equator that its equatoeial diameter should exceed its polar diameter by 0.44 per cent, or 27 km (17 miles); similar in Jupiter, rotating more than twice as fast, the disparity of the diameters was shown to be even greater... In France, however, tha Cassinis from geodetic measurements stretching along the meridian at Paris from the Channel to the Pyrennees came to exactly the opposite conclusion - that the polar diameter of the Earth was the greater. After Maupertuis had examined this imcompatibility in 1733, the Academy of Sciences decided that it should be settled by measure of a degree of latitude taken in two widely separated parts of the globe. Maupertuis, with Clairaut, took a party to the Golf ofBothnia. La Condamine, with Bouguer, took another to Peru. maupertuis departed in May 1736 and was absent for a year, only in December (1737) was he able to announce the result that, in accordance with Newton's dynamical theory, the degreee in the far north was loner than that in Paris. More years elepsed before the degreee in Peru was found to be shorter. As Voltaire put in a wrily witty (but un-Baconian) couplet addresseed to Maupertuis:"In tedious deserts you were forced to roam. To find the truth that Newton knew at home." (Rupert Hall "Revolution in Science 1500-1750, pp.351-52).Parkinson "Breakthroughs" 1736-37 E

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

      London: Printed for F. Noble, 1740.. First Edition, [22],[2]pp., with the final advert leaf, engraved frontispiece, lightly soiled, disbound."No reference to Mother Shipton prior to 1641 is in existence. It is thus difficult to determine whether this English prophet actually existed as she is represented in folklore, though writings seriously ascribed to her are being reproduced even today. There were several women who claimed to be her, but it is a Yorkshire claimant who has won the title. Mother Shipton was Ursula Southill (or Sowthiel, or Southiel), the incredibly ugly daughter of Agatha Southill, known locally herself as a powerful witch. She is supposed to have been born in a cave at Dropping Well, Knaresborough, Yorkshire, in 1488, and because of her unfortunate appearance and reputed powers, was widely rumoured to be the child of Satan. Sometime about 1512, she married a wealthy builder from York named Tobias Shipton. She soon attained considerable notoriety throughout England as "The Northern Prophetess," and her prognostications received great public attention, were printed in pamphlets, and were widely distributed."-James Randi, An Encyclopedia of Claims, Frauds, and Hoaxes of the Occult and Supernatural, 1995.

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