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        Vernünftige Gedanken von dem gesellschaftlichen Leben der Menschen

      Ohne Angabe, 1740 - Erstausgabe, Deckel berieben und mit einzelnen kleinen bestoßenen Ecken, Buchrücken am oberen Rand mit kurzem Anriß (ca. 1cm), Seiten altersgemäß angedunkelt , Preise inkl. Mwst. , Preis inkl. MwSt. . Sprache: Deutsch Gewicht in Gramm: 421

      [Bookseller: Versand-Antiquariat Konrad von Agris]
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        Origines et Antiquitates Hanoverenses. Oder Umständliche Abhandlung von dem Ursprunge und den Alterthümern der Stadt Hannover, worinnen mit Urkunden, Siegeln und Kupfern der Zustand der Stadt und der herumliegenden Graf- und herrschaften, wie auch Klöster, imgleichen vieler Adlichen Geschlechter an das Licht gestellet und die Deutschen Rechte erläutert werden.

      Göttingen, Universitäts-Buchhandlung 1740. - 8°, Titel, 5 Bll., 414 (recte 404, Sprung bei S. 144), 4 Bll. (Register), Titelvignette, 10 Kupfertafeln (8 gefaltet), 1. Aufl., Späteres Halbleder unter Verwendung der alten Buchdeckel, Name auf Innendeckeln, Exlibris auf Innendeckel, Vorsätze erneuert, innen sauber und sehr gut erhalten, Loewe 3682, einzige Ausgabe, [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Werner Steinbeiß]
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        Corpus juris feudalis Germanici Oder Vollständige Sammlung der Teutschen Gemeinen Lehens-Gesetze Welche aus allen Teutschen und Langobardischen Lehen-Rechten, samt vielen Reichs-Urkunden, bestehet. Zusammengelesen, verbessert, mit Vorrede und Blatweiser versenen durch Heinrich Christian Senkenberg.

      Gießen, Johann Philipp Krieger, gedruckt bei Henr. Ludw. Brönner 1740. Gestochenes Titelportrait, 60 S. Vorrede, 630 S. (teilweise zweispaltig gedruckt), 21 Bll. Register. Mit gestochener Titelvignette u. einigen Holzschnittvignetten. Pergamentband der Zeit mit handschriftlichem Rückentitel. Erste Ausgabe.- Heinrich Christian von Senckenberg, mitsamt seinen beiden Brüdern und ihren Spitznamen der \"drei Hafen\" von Goethe in \"Dichtung und Wahrheit\" verewigt, machte sich außerordentlich um die deutschen Rechtsquellen verdient (vgl. Stintzing/Landsberg III,1, S. 245 ff.).- Einband leicht fleckig, Besitzvermerk u. handschriftliche Signatur auf Vorsatz, vorderes Innengelenk, fliegender Vorsatz u. Frontispiz mit kleinem Wurmgang, hinterer Vorsatz mit seitlichem Ausriß, ein kleiner Eckausriß ergänzt. Nahezu fleckenfreies Exemplar. Versand D: 4,50 EUR Geschichte; Rechtsgeschichte

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Eckert & Kaun]
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        [MAP OF BELGIUM] Novissima et accuratissima decem Austriacarum in Belgio provinciarum tabula ut sunt ducatus Brabantiae (...).

      Amsterdam, Ottens, 1740. One sheet. Ink on paper. Copper engraving. Hand coloured. One fold. Small tear on the fold in the bottom margin, else in very good condition. 528x626 mm. Map of all of Belgium and most of Luxemburg, part of northern France and part of soutern Netherlands.

      [Bookseller: Antiquariaat A.G. VAN DER STEUR]
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        Carta geografica del Messico o sia della Nuova Spagna.

      Venezia, 1740 - Incisione in rame, di mm 345x450 dipinta a mano. Bella carta con bel cartiglio figurato. Tratta da "Atlante novissimo". Ottimo esemplare. caratografia.

      [Bookseller: libreria antiquaria perini Sas di Perini]
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        Nuova Carta del Regno di Persia.

      Amsterdam, Albrizzi, 1740. - Hand-coloured engraved map (370 x 300 mm). Detailed map of the Kingdom of Persia, extending from the Black Sea to the Persian Gulf and Afghanistan. Not in Tibbetts.

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat INLIBRIS Gilhofer Nfg. GmbH]
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        Neu Inventirter Und Aus Glaubwürdigsten Archiven Und Documenten Mit Sonderbahrem Fleiss Zusammen Getragener Genealogischer Stamm-Baum Des Uhralten Hochfürstlichen Hauses Baaden Nach Seinen Haupt-Linien richtig eingetheilet und verfertiget, auch mit gnädigst ertheiltem Hochfürstlichen Privilegio heraus gegeben von Matthaeus Seutter, Ihro. R.K.M. Geogr. Augspurg. - Cum Gratia et Privil. S.R.I. Vicariat. in partib. Rheni. Svevice, et Juris Francon.':.

      - altkolorierter Kupferstich n. Franz Joseph Zewisch b. Matthäus Seutter in Augsburg, um 1740, 57,5 x 49,5 Stammbaum mit Titelkartusche und Kartusche mit Erklärungen umgeben von den Wappen von Rötteln, Lahr, Zähring und Breisgau, Ortenau, Sponheim (2x), Baden, Sausenberg, Eberstein, Badenweiler und Mahlberg. - Dekoratives Blatt in einem sehr schönem Altkolorit aus der Seutter-Schule.

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Norbert Haas]
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        HANNOVER. "Hanovera - Hannover". Gesamtansicht mit großem Wappen am unteren Rand und mit reizender Personenstaffage

      - Altkol. Kupferstich von J.G. Ringlin nach F.B. Werner bei Martin Engelbrecht, Augsburg, um 1740, 20 x 30 cm. Marsch, F.B. Werner, S. 217, Nr. 25 aus der Folge "Europäische Städteansichten"; vgl. Fauser 5786. - Im unteren Rand gestochene Erklärungen 1 - 23. - Etwas gebräunt. - Seltene und dekorative Ansicht in sehr kräftigem Altkolorit.

      [Bookseller: Peter Bierl Buch- & Kunstantiquariat]
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        REGENSBURG., "Ratisbona versus Continentem - Regenspurg von der Landseiten". Gesamtansicht, unten mittig Wappenkartusche.

      Altkol. Kupferstich von J.G. Ringlin nach F.B. Werner bei M. Engelbrecht, Augsburg, um 1740, 18,5 x 30,5 cm. Marsch, F.B. Werner, S. 217, Nr. 25 aus der Folge "Europäische Städteansichten" Lentner 9983. - Im unteren Rand mit gestochenen Erklärungen 1 - 35 in Latein und Deutsch. - Oben knapprandig. Schönes altes Kolorit. BAYERN, Oberpfalz

      [Bookseller: Buch- und Kunstantiquariat]
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        REGENSBURG., Gesamtansicht, darüber Plan der Stadt und der Umgebung mit Einzeichnung der wichtigsten Gebäude und Orte.

      Altkol. Kupferstich von M. Seutter, um 1740, 49 x 57 cm. Prächtige Ansicht in einem kräftigen Abzug (nicht koloriert), der Plan in leuchtendem Altkolorit. Sehr gut erhalten! BAYERN, Oberpfalz

      [Bookseller: Buch- und Kunstantiquariat]
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        REGENSBURG. "Ratisbona versus Continentem - Regenspurg von der Landseiten". Gesamtansicht, unten mittig Wappenkartusche.

      um - Altkol. Kupferstich von J.G. Ringlin nach F.B. Werner bei M. Engelbrecht, Augsburg, um 1740, 18,5 x 30,5 cm. Marsch, F.B. Werner, S. 217, Nr. 25 aus der Folge "Europäische Städteansichten"; Lentner 9983. - Im unteren Rand mit gestochenen Erklärungen 1 - 35 in Latein und Deutsch. - Oben knapprandig. Schönes altes Kolorit.

      [Bookseller: Peter Bierl Buch- & Kunstantiquariat]
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        A Map of North America With the European Settlements & whatever else is remarkable in ye West indies, from the latest and best Observations

      R.W. Seale delin. et sculp, n.d., [London] 1740 - Approx. 15" x 18½" (sight), matted and in a conservation frame 22" x 26" showing the whole of North America from Hudson's Straits to almost the equator, with California prominently as an island; traces opf previous folds, else fine. This particular map was published in Rapin's History of England, volume 3, translated by Nicolas Tindal. According to Wheat, despite its late publication date of 1744 (1745?), the map continues to display a number of "throwback notions" of North American geography. For instance, the map follows the geography from apocryphal accounts by Baron Louis-Armand de Lom D'Arce de Lahontan in the late 17th century. Moreover, California is shown as an island. Within California, a mountain chain is shown and two mountains are actually labeled: M. Nevada and Mt. St. Martin. Six towns are also labeled in California including Canot, St. Nicholas, St. Juan, St. Isidore, Gigante and Na Sa de la Guada. The engraver, Richard William Seale (1732-1785) was an English draughtsman and engraver who worked for a number of individuals engraving maps for atlases and other books. He worked for Henry Popple (1733), Tindal for his translation and continuation of Rapin's The History of England (1744-7), Pine and Tinney (1749), Bolton's North America (1750), Stow (1756) and The Universal Magazine (1747-63). [Attributes: Soft Cover]

      [Bookseller: Rulon-Miller Books (ABAA / ILAB)]
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        Traité de la petite vérole, avec la manière de guérir cette maladie, suivant les principes de M. Hermann Boerhaave, & ceux des plus habiles médecins de notre tems

      Paris, Huart & Briasson, 1740, , XXIV-190 pp, basane havane de l'époque, dos à nerfs et fleuronné, Première édition. Julien Offray de La Mettrie (1709-1751) était médecin et aussi un célèbre philosophe "matérialiste". Ses travaux en médecine concernent surtout les maladies vénériennes. Accroc en tête du dos, coins et coupes usés. Cachet annulé de la bibliothèque de la faculté catholique de Paris Blake, 254. Wellcome III, p. 438.

      [Bookseller: Librairie Alain Brieux]
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        The Works of Sir William Temple

      London - J Round, R Gosling, T Woodward et al., 1740 Book. Good. Hardcover. The works of Sir William Temple. Complete in two volumes. With a portrait frontispiece to volume I. With the bookplate of Sir Richard Glyn 1st Baronet of Gaunt's house. Richard Carr Glyn was a British banker and politician. Sir William Temple was an English statesman and essayist. Condition: In full calf bindings with rubbing to the extremities and to the head and tail of spine. Externally, sound with rubbing to the boards and to the spines. Joints are starting but firm to all volumes. Hinges are tender. Losses to the head and tail of spines. Prior owner's bookplate to the front pastedown of volume I, Sir Richd Carr Glyn Bart. Internally, generally firmly boundbut strained in places. Pages are bright with the odd spots throughout. Overall: GOOD..

      [Bookseller: Rooke Books]
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        Reisen durch Sicilien, Großgriechenland, den Archipelagus nach Konstantinopel und durch Großbritannien in den Jahren 1767, 1768 und 1770 in Briefen an seinen Freund Winkelmann, seine Schwetser Gräfin Degenfeld ... und seinen Vetter den Frh. Diede zum Fürstenstein. Erneuerte Ausgabe.

      Front.-Portr., VI, 249 S. Neuer Leinenband mit mont. Orig.-Umschlag, schwarzgepr. Rückentitel, im Text stockfleckig, teilw. wasserrandig. NDB 21, 571 Kosch XII, 1200. Kaum nachzuweisende Ausgabe dieser Briefsammlung des Reiseschriftstellers R. (1740-1785), Freund Winckelmanns und Mentor Goethes. Offenbar eine Zusammenstellung aus den 1771 u. 1773 erschienen Schriften "Reise durch Sicilien und Großgriechenland" ... u. "Remarques dun voyageur moderne au levant.". Der letzte Teil des Werkes mit der Beschreibung einer Reise von Neapel über Smyrna zu den ägäischen Inseln u. von dort nach Athen u. Konstantinopel (114 S.) wie die Originalausgabe auch, in franz. Sprache.

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Löcker]
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        PARTIE MERIDIONALE DU PIEMONT ET DU MONFERRAT, Par Guillaume Del'Isle de l'Academie Royale des Sciences.

      Amsterdam. c1740 - Copper engraving. Original colour. Size: 63.2 x 47.5 cm. Fine condition, good margins, the lower margin runs close to the plate, but it was published that way. One of a handsome pair of maps of France. This shows the area from Turin down to the riviera and Gulf of Genoa. Inset map of the environs of Nice and Ville Franche.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington Gallery]
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        The British Angler.

      

      [Bookseller: Henry Sotheran Ltd.]
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        Des Heil. Rom. Reichs genealogisch-historisches Adels-Lexicon, darinnen die alteste und ansehnlichste adeliche, freyherrliche und grafliche Familien nach ihrem Alterthum, Ursprunge, Vertheilungen in unterschiedene Hauser &c.

      J.F. Glegitsch, Leipzig, Germany 1740 - 14 preliminary leaves, followed by 3146 numbered columns of text on 1573 leaves. Illustrated by an engraved frontispiece. Previous owner's stamp (circa 1900) on title page, and his bookplate on the front pastedown endpaper: Henry von Wackerbarth. Another earlier previous owner name on the blank side of the frontis, and inked over on the back of the title page. Full vellum binding with minor soiling. Brown paper spine label with author and title handwritten is slightly chipped. Two volumes bound in one. Author: Gauhe, Johann Friedrich (1681-1755). Title continues ".nebst den Leben derer daraus entsprossenen beruhmtesten Personen, insonderheit Staats-Minister, in mehr denn 6000 Artickeln mit bewahrten Zeugnissen vorgestellet werden, nebst einer neuen Vorrede und Anhange, worinnen vornehmlich des ehemals weltberuhmten grossen Ministers Christoph von Carlowitz auf Rothenhaus &c. sehr merckwurdiges Leben vollstandig beschrieben zu lesen; weit vermehrt und neu verbesserte heurausgegeben von Johann Friedrich Gauhen." Size: 12mo - over 6¾" - 7¾" tall [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Kurt Gippert Bookseller ABAA]
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        EICHSTÄTT. - Karte., "Episcopatus Aichstettensis".

      Altkol. Kupferstich von T.C. Lotter nach M. Seutter, um 1740, 49 x 57 cm. Zeigt das Gebiet vom Donaulauf (mit Neuburg, Ingolstadt und Neustadt) bis Ansbach, Schwabach und Altdorf im Norden. Mit großer Wappenkartusche und zwei Feldern mit gestochenen Erklärungen. - Oben knapprandig. - Seltene Karte mit altem Flächen- und Grenzkolorit. BAYERN, Franken, Landkarten

      [Bookseller: Buch- und Kunstantiquariat]
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        Ausführung des Plans und Zweks Jesu. In Briefen an Wahrheit forschende Leser.

      8. 12 Tle in 6 Bd. Bd 1. 2. 254 S., S. 257-476 3. 4. S.477-700, 254 S. 5. 6. S. 257-480, S. 481-720 7. 8. 238 S., 222 S. 9. 10. 224 S., 222 S. 11. 12. 206 S., 156 S. Sehr gut erhaltene hellbraune Lederbände d. Zeit, mit je zwei Rückenschildchen u. floraler Rückenverzierung in Goldprägung. Seiten etwas gebräunt, sonst fast fleckenlos. Mit Schriftzug v. alter Hand auf jedem Innendeckel, e. Besitzervermerk auf jedem Titelblatt, sowie einer handschriftlichen Autorenangabe am Titelblatt d. ersten Bändchens. Goedeke IV,825,70 (Bd 1-8). ADB 1,722f. ). Meusel. Verst. Teutsche Schriftsteller 1,145f. ? der evangelische Theologe und radikale Aufklärungsschriftsteller K. F. Bahrdt (1740-1792) versucht in vorl., in 32 Briefen gegliederte, ?Ausführung des Plans und Zwecks Jesu? eine naturalistische, von deistischem Gedankengut getragene, Interpretation der Lebensgeschichte Jesu. Der Autor wurde, auf Grund seiner freizügigen Lebensführung u. nicht zuletzt wegen einer umstrittenen Bibelübersetzung, jeder theologischen Tätigkeit enthoben und 1789 wegen einer vom ihm verfassten Satire gegen das preußische Religionsedikt zu Festungsarrest verurteilt. - "Endlich in seiner "Ausführung des Plans und Zweckes Jesu" (1783) erscheint B., dem alten Freimaurer und Gründer der deutschen Union, gleichsam einer Fortsetzung des Illuminatenordens, Jesus als Stifter einer geheimen Ordensgesellschaft mit drei Graden, bestimmt das heilige Depot der vernünftigen Religion im Stillen zu verwahren, um es gegen Aberglauben und Priesterbetrug zu schützen, wie denn auch schon Moses mittelst einer Art von Maurerei und durch Geheimnisse die Israeliten vom Joch der Aegypter befreite. An den Ordensbrüdern hatte Jesus willige Werkzeuge, die bei den wunderbar scheinenden Handlungen und besonders zur Zeit seines Leidens und Sterbens als stärkende Engel und als Engel in Weißen Kleidern sich thätig erwiesen. Nach der scheinbaren Himmelfahrt lebte Jesus als unbekannter Oberer im Cercle einer Mutterloge fort, in welche noch Paulus aufgenommen wurde. Wie hier B. das Leben des Herrn in einen abenteuerlich sentimentalen Roman verwandelt hat, so war er selbst ein abenteuernder, immer tiefer sinkender Libertin, lustig im Leben, leicht und Alles nur anstreifend in der Wissenschaft." (ADB 1, S. 772-774).

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Löcker]
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        Parallèle des Romains et des François par rapport au Gouvernement

      Didot: Paris, 1740. Two volumes, 12mo (17 cm), in full period calf, spines lettered and decorated in gilt, raised bands, page edges dyed red, marbled endpapers. pp [2], x, 346, (12, Table), [2].; [2], 369, (14, Table, approbation, errata), [3]. Woodcut title-page monograms, initials, and head-pieces. Bindings with some loss to the leather at the spine ends, modest wear and bumping to the corners; contents with occasional (generally light) damp-staining to fore and bottom margins. Small ink note on first title page ("par Mabley"), small corner chip to rear fly leaf of Vol. II. Engraved armorial bookplate of Earl Waldegrave at front of Vol. II, removed from front of Vol. I. A very good, clean, uworn, and tightly bound pair. The uncommon first edition, published anonymously, of this treatise comparing Roman and French institutions of government and celebrating "the progress of civilization," the author's first significant published work. Gabriel Bonnot de Mably (Abbé de Mably) was a widely read and influential philosopher and historian whose works had a profound effect on the early stages of the French Revolution, in particular the deliberations of the Estates-General. He was a close friend and patron of Jean-Jacques Rousseau, who was tutor to the children of his brother, Jean Bonnot de Mably. "He advocated the abolition of private property, which he saw as incompatible with sympathy and altruism, and conductive only to one's antisocial or egotistical instincts. Mably's writings contain a paradox: he praises elitist Plato, but also the enlightened Stoic views on natural human equality. Mably went further than the traditional Stoic argument that all men possessed a divine spark. He also went beyond the liberal concept of equality before the law, and argued for the equality of needs. He argued that virtue was more valued than the acquisition or possession of material wealth, and criticized idleness. He found an audience among those who were critical of the inherited wealth and privilege of the nobility, who did no work." - Wikipledia. However, the present book, a royalist debut which Mably soon came to regret, advocated things which were in opposition to his mature thought, such as approval of the Bourbon monarchy and an endorsement of the current European commercial order. It is the only one of his major works not to appear in editions of his complete works. The copy may well have been from the library of James Waldegrave (1684-1741), the first earl and Ambassador to France 1730-40. Binding: Hardcover .

      [Bookseller: Steven Temple Books]
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        Befestigungsplan ('Plan van Straatsburg, Hooftstadt van der Elsas, aan 't Riviertie de Ill naby den Rhyn, den 30 September 1680. door den Koning van Vrankryk vermeestert en tot een Hooftvesting van Europa versterkt; als meede het Fort Kehl, niet verre daar van daan aan den Rhyn gelegen, beneffens de omleggende Versterkingen en Fortificatien, den Keyser toebehoorende, door een vermaart Fransch Ingenieur geteekent. - Tot Amsterdam by Hendrik De Leth, in de Visser.').

      - Kupferstich v. Hendrik de Leth d.Ä. b. Hendrik de Leth in Amsterdam, um 1740, 42 x 49 Koeman, Atlantes Neerlandici, Vol. II, S. 267; Tooley's Dic. of Mapm. Rev. Ed. K - P, S. 124 f. (Hendrik de Leth the elder, 1703-1766. Engraver, publisher and printseller at 'l' enseigne du Pecheur' in Amsterdam. .). - Zeigt 5 Befestigungspläne auf 1 Blatt: Straßburg mit Kehl (29,5 x 49 cm); darüber Befestigungspläne von Alt-Breisach (12 x 14 cm), Fort Louis (12 x 18,5 cm) und Philippsburg (12 x 16,5 cm). - Selten!

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Norbert Haas]
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        OLMÜTZ. "Prospect der Statt Ollmütz in Mähren wie solche von dem Heil. Berg vom Morgen anzusehen ist". Gesamtansicht mit Wappenkartusche unten mittig, iIm unteren Rand mit gestochenen Erklärungen 1 - 16 in deutsch und lateinisch.

      - Altkol. Kupferstich nach F.B. Werner bei Martin Engelbrecht, Augsburg, um 1740, 20 x 29,5 cm. Marsch, F.B. Werner, S. 216-8. - Nr. 10 aus der Folge "Europäische Städteansichten". - Unten knapprandig. Kräftiges Altkolorit.

      [Bookseller: Peter Bierl Buch- & Kunstantiquariat]
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        Geometrischer Grundris Der . Stadt Nürnberg

      Nürnberg Seutter Matthias 1740 - "Geometrischer Grundris Der Des Heiligen Römischen Reichs Freyen Stadt Nürnberg". Altkol. Kupferstich bei M. Seutter, Augsburg, um 1740. Gestochen von "B. F. A. G."(?). Mit gr. Titelkart. flankiert von einem Adler und Frau mit Füllhorn, 2 gr. ornament. Kart. mit Liste der Nürnbergischen Merkwürdigkeiten (eine mit Wappen), unten links fig. Kartusche. 53:59 cm. Stadtplan von Nürnberg mit Befestigung. [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        Parallèle des Romains et des François par rapport au Gouvernement

      Didot: Paris, 1740. Two volumes, 12mo (17 cm), in full period calf, spines lettered and decorated in gilt, raised bands, page edges dyed red, marbled endpapers. pp [2], x, 346, (12, Table), [2].; [2], 369, (14, Table, approbation, errata), [3]. Woodcut title-page monograms, initials, and head-pieces. Bindings with some loss to the leather at the spine ends, modest wear and bumping to the corners; contents with occasional (generally light) damp-staining to fore and bottom margins. Small ink note on first title page ("par Mabley"), small corner chip to rear fly leaf of Vol. II. Engraved armorial bookplate of Earl Waldegrave at front of Vol. II, removed from front of Vol. I. A very good, clean, uworn, and tightly bound pair. The uncommon first edition, published anonymously, of this treatise comparing Roman and French institutions of government and celebrating "the progress of civilization," the author's first significant published work. Gabriel Bonnot de Mably (Abbé de Mably) was a widely read and influential philosopher and historian whose works had a profound effect on the early stages of the French Revolution, in particular the deliberations of the Estates-General. He was a close friend and patron of Jean-Jacques Rousseau, who was tutor to the children of his brother, Jean Bonnot de Mably. "He advocated the abolition of private property, which he saw as incompatible with sympathy and altruism, and conductive only to one's antisocial or egotistical instincts. Mably's writings contain a paradox: he praises elitist Plato, but also the enlightened Stoic views on natural human equality. Mably went further than the traditional Stoic argument that all men possessed a divine spark. He also went beyond the liberal concept of equality before the law, and argued for the equality of needs. He argued that virtue was more valued than the acquisition or possession of material wealth, and criticized idleness. He found an audience among those who were critical of the inherited wealth and privilege of the nobility, who did no work." - Wikipledia. However, the present book, a royalist debut which Mably soon came to regret, advocated things which were in opposition to his mature thought, such as approval of the Bourbon monarchy and an endorsement of the current European commercial order. It is the only one of his major works not to appear in editions of his complete works. The copy may well have been from the library of James Waldegrave (1684-1741), the first earl and Ambassador to France 1730-40. Binding: Hardcover .

      [Bookseller: Steven Temple Books]
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        LEIPZIG., "Lipsia - Leipzig". Gesamtansicht mit großem Wappen unten mittig und hübscher Persoennstaffage, im unteren Rand gestochene Erklärungen 1 - 15 in deutsch. und lateinisch.

      Kupferstich von J.G. Ringlin nach F.B. Werner bei M. Engelbrecht, Augsburg, um 1740, 20 x 29,5 cm. Marsch, F.B. Werner, S. 217, Nr. 83 aus der Folge "Europäische Städteansichten" vgl. Fauser 7473. - Kräftiges altes Kolorit. Sachsen und Sachsen-Anhalt

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        LEIPZIG. "Lipsia - Leipzig". Gesamtansicht mit großem Wappen unten mittig und hübscher Persoennstaffage, im unteren Rand gestochene Erklärungen 1 - 15 in deutsch. und lateinisch.

      - Kupferstich von J.G. Ringlin nach F.B. Werner bei M. Engelbrecht, Augsburg, um 1740, 20 x 29,5 cm. Marsch, F.B. Werner, S. 217, Nr. 83 aus der Folge "Europäische Städteansichten"; vgl. Fauser 7473. - Kräftiges altes Kolorit.

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        MAGDEBURG. "Magdeburgum - Magdeburg". Gesamtansicht über die Elbe mit großem Wappen unten mittig und hübscher Persoennstaffage, im unteren Rand gestochene Erklärungen 1 - 24 in deutsch. und lateinisch.

      - Kupferstich von A. Gläßer nach F.B. Werner bei M. Engelbrecht, Augsburg, um 1740, 20 x 29,5 cm. Marsch, F.B. Werner, S. 217, Nr. 72 aus der Folge "Europäische Städteansichten". - Unten links Einriß und Randabriß mit dem Namen des Stechers, alt hinterlegt. - Sehr schönes kräftiges Altkolorit.

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        MAGDEBURG., "Magdeburgum - Magdeburg". Gesamtansicht über die Elbe mit großem Wappen unten mittig und hübscher Persoennstaffage, im unteren Rand gestochene Erklärungen 1 - 24 in deutsch. und lateinisch.

      Kupferstich von A. Gläßer nach F.B. Werner bei M. Engelbrecht, Augsburg, um 1740, 20 x 29,5 cm. Marsch, F.B. Werner, S. 217, Nr. 72 aus der Folge "Europäische Städteansichten". - Unten links Einriß und Randabriß mit dem Namen des Stechers, alt hinterlegt. - Sehr schönes kräftiges Altkolorit. Sachsen und Sachsen-Anhalt

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        NEAPEL. "Neapolis - Neapolis". Gesamtansicht vom Meer aus, im Vordergrund große Wappenkartusche mit Symbolen des Handels und des Krieges. Im unteren Rand gestochene Erklärungen 1 - 50 in deutsch und lateinisch.

      - Altkol. Kupferstich von F.G. Ringlin nach F.B. Werner bei Martin Engelbrecht, um 1740, 20 x 30,5 cm. Marsch, F.B. Werner, S. 217, Nr. 38 aus der Folge "Europäische Städteansichten". - Unten alt hinterlegter Einriß. Prächtiges altes Kolorit.

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        Breve Historial Narración del Principio, y Progresos del Hospital de Jesús Nazareno, de esta Ciudad de Córdoba, que a gloria de Dios y bien de sus almas, erigió su venerable siervo el P. Christoval de Sta. Cathalina. / Reglas y Constituciones que han de guardar las hermanas de Jesús Nazareno

      Antonio Serrano y Francisco Cortés, Córdoba 1740 - las 2 obras encuadernadas juntas. formato 4º. 6 h. 1 lámina, 34 p. 3 h. 78 p. portadas a dos tintas [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Mémoires de l'Académie royale des sciences, sur la Méchanique

      Paris, s.n, vers 1740, in-4, [250x170 mm], 1 ff, 82 pp, [5] ff. bl, pp. 82-138 et pp. 140-344, [1] ff. bl,18 pl. depl, demi-basane blonde à coins, tranches jaspées, Intéressant et beau recueil manuscrit des mémoires de l'Académie des sciences exclusivement consacrés à la mécanique, compilant les travaux publiés depuis l'établissement de cette société, en 1666, jusqu'en 1706. L'Académie royale des Sciences, fondée en 1666 par Colbert, décida la publication des mémoires données en son sein : la première publication parut en 1701 et la dernière en 1793, au moment de sa suppression sous la Terreur. L'ensemble forme 164 volumes. Ce volume manuscrit regroupe les tout premiers mémoires de l'Académie concernant la mécanique, la plupart composés par Varignon. Cette copie manuscrite est très vraisemblablement de la main d'un scientifique averti. D'une petite écriture nette et très lisible, elle contient quelques schémas dans le texte et surtout elle est accompagnée de 18 planches repliées dont deux seulement sont gravées, toutes les autres étant dessinées à la plume. Les figures reproduites montrent l'aisance et la connaissance du copieur. Les seuls renseignements connus concernant ce dernier sont ses initiales, C.Q.F.F.V. , données à la fin du volume. Cette copie forme un premier tome, mais il n'est pas sûr que l'entreprise ait été poursuivie. Détail des mémoires recopiés : 1668 : Comparaison des différentes forces de l'homme et des Machines. 1671 : De la résistance des Corps Solides. 1674 : Du mouvement des Corps et de sa Communication. 1674 : De la Communication Du Mouvement. 1675 : Du Choc Oblique. 1685 : Sur les Moïens d'arretter et de lâcher aisément les Cables sur lesquels on tire. (Perrault) 1691 : Sur une Machine dans laquelle il ne peut y avoir d'Equilibre (Varignon) 1692 : Des espaces parcourus par les Corps (Varignon) 1693 : Sur la force du Coin (Varignon) 1700 : Sur les forces Centrifuges (Marquis de l'Hospital) 30 janvier 1700 : Manière Générale de déterminer les forces, les vitesses, les espaces et les tems, une seule de ces quatre choses étant donnée dans toutes sortes de mouvements rectilignes variés à discrétion. (Varignon) 13 novembre 1700 : Des forces centrales ou des pesanteurs nécessaires aux Planètes pour leur faire décrire les Orbes qu'on leur a supposé jusqu'icy (Varignon) 1702 : De la Résistance des Solides en Général, pour tout ce qu'on peut faire d'hypothèses touchant la force et la ténacité des fibres du corps à rompre ; et en particulier pour les hypothèses de Galilée et de M.Mariotte. (Varignon) 1702 : De la Résistance des Cilindres creux et Solides (Parent) 1702 : De la figure ou Curvité des fusées des horloges a ressort. (Varignon) 30 juin 1703 : Sur les Courbes de la chute des corps. (Varignon) 1703 : Sur les courbes décrites par des forces centrales. (Varignon) 1703 : Sur les forces et les machines en général. 1703 : Sur les frottements. (Amontons) 1703 : Sur la Route que tiennent plusieurs corps liés entre eux par des cordes, et tirés sur un plan horizontal. 1703 : Démonstration Générale du centre de Balancement ou d'oscillation tirée de la nature du levier. 14 juillet 1703 : Du frottement d'une Corde autour d'un Cilindre immobile. ( Sauveur) 1704 : Démonstration du Principe de M.Huygens, touchant le centre de Balancement, et l'identité de ce Centre avec celui de la percussion. Lettre du 3 avril 1704. (Bernouilli) 1704 : Nouvelle Statique avec frottements et sans frottements ou Règles pour calculer les frottements des Machines dans l'état de l'Equilibre. (Parent) 1704 : Manière de discerner les Vitesses des corps mûs en lignes courbes... (Varignon) 1705 : Du mouvement des Planètes sur les Orbes. (Varignon) 1705 : Véritable hypothèse de la Résistance des solides , avec la Démonstration de la Courbure des Corps (Carré) 11 juillet 1705 : Sur la Réfraction des Balles de Mousquet dans l'eau, et sur la résistance de ce fluide. (Carré) 1706 : Comparaison des forces Centrales avec les pesanteurs absolues

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        Denkwürdiger und nützlicher Antiquarius des Neckar- Mayn- Lohn [Lahn-] und Mosel-Stroms, zweiter Band zum Rheinischen Antiquario gesammlet, und ausser einem Anhange von dem Saar-Flusse mit histor. geograph. und politischen Anmerkungen, wie auch mit genauen Land-Charten, darzu gehörigen Kupfern und Registern versehen.

      Frankfurt a.M., Stocks sel. Erben und Schilling 1740; (EA); ca 18x11 cm; (14) 762 (2) Seiten mit gest. Frontispiz, 4 gefaltete Karten und 16 Kupfertafeln; Pergamenteinband d. Zt. (Einband gering fleckig, vorderes fliegendes Vorsatzblatt fehlt, Frontispizrückseite mit Stempel und handschriftlichem Eintrag, Seite 3/4 mit kleinem Eckabschnitt [minimaler Buchstabenverlust]; Vorrede mit schwachem Feuchtigkeitsrand; sonst guter, sauberer Zustand)Versand D: 5,00 EUR Deutschland

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        The life and adventures of Gilbert Langley, formerly of Serle-street near Lincoln's-Inn, Goldsmith, containing particularly, His family, education, and accidents in his tender years. His being sent into Flanders, to the Convent of English Benedictines at Doway, with a curious detail of their method in bringing up youth. His return to England, and his first steps in point of honesty and virtue. His amours with all sorts of loose women, and great variety of accidents which happened in consequence of them. His meeting with a cheat, who had address enough to bite him twice. His marriage, and fraudulent arts to support a broken fortune His contrivance to amass a vast quantity of jewels, watches, rich toys, &c. to the amount of £20,000. His fligh

      London: printed and sold by J. Applebee 1740 - 8vo., (4) + 93 + (3)pp., including a final advertisement leaf (G8), title-page rather dust-soiled, in 19th century half calf over marbled boards, spine lettered in gilt, joints worn or cracked, but a good, crisp, copy, sometime in the library of the Los Angeles Board of Law> (bookplate on pastedown and faint inkstamp on covers). First edition and apparently rare. (ESTC finds copies only at BL + Harvard + Illinois). A veritable saga of crime, debauchery, escape, gambling, and adventures at home and abroad. Langley was finally apprehended for a highway robbery, a bungled job which netted him a mere three farthings. He was sentenced to death but the sentence was immediately commuted to transportation for seven years and he was eventually transported in December 1740. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Catalogue de Livres d'Estampes et de Figures en Taille-douce. Avec un denombrement des Pieces qui y sont contenuës. Fait à Paris en l'annee 1672

      Woodcut illus. of artists' marks on many leaves. 72 pp. 12mo, early 18th-cent. morocco (about 1740), triple gilt fillet round sides, flat spine gilt, contrasting morocco lettering piece on spine, a.e.g. Paris: J. Langlois, 1672. The catalogue of the second print collection formed by Marolles (1600-81), abbot of Villeloin and man of letters. His first collection amounted to 123,400 separate prints by more than 6000 print makers, mounted in 400 large volumes and 141 smaller ones. It was acquired in the name of the King by Colbert in 1667. This was the largest and finest collection ever formed up to that time and is now the foundation of the Bibliothèque Nationale's Department of Prints. In 1626 Marolles began to assemble "the first print collection on the grand scale...[and he]...was among the first of the private collectors in history to sacrifice his life and fortune to his passion. He may truly be called the 'Father of Print Collecting'…by the very scope of his activity, and his interest in separating his many thousands of pieces of paper into artist schools, Marolles lifted the printed picture from a by-path of typography to being one of the major prizes of the born collector."-Taylor, The Taste of Angels: A History of Art Collecting. The second collection includes illustrated books and is as important as the first. It describes the 100,848 prints and 10,576 drawings Marolles purchased and organized in the six years following the sale of his first collection. The contents of this second collection were dispersed. The catalogue contains a series of 163 reproductions of marks of artists on pages 29-43. This book is very probably the first printed work in which the monograms of artists are systematically reproduced. Fine and large copy. The second catalogue is rather scarcer than the first. Armorial bookplate of Louis de la Forets, Comte d'Armaillé and another. Signature of L. Potier. This is surely Antoine-Laurent Potier (1806-81), one of the greatest Parisian booksellers of the 19th century. He started his career in 1831 and retired in 1872. He formed a large and important private collection, sold 1870-82, which was rich in bibliography. ❧ Besterman, Old Art Books, p. 72. Brunet, III, 1443-"Ce deux petits catalogues ne sont communs ni l'un ni l'autre; mais le second est le plus difficile à trouver; on y voit les figures de 163 monogrammes de vieux maîtres." Lugt, Marques, pp. 339-40-"L'abbé Michel de Marolles est un des plus remarquables amateurs d'estampes de l'histoire. La richesses de son cabinet était fabuleuse.".

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        The History of the Revolutions of Portugal, from the foundation of that kingdom to the year MDCLXVII With letters of Sir Robert Southwell, during his embassy there, to the Duke of Ormond; Giving a particular Account of the deposing Alfonso, and placing Don Pedro on the Throne

      London: Printed for John Osborn at the Golden Ball in Pater-Noster Row, MDCCXL. Very Good+. 1740. First Edition; First Printing. Hardcover. [2], xiv, [8], 374, [2, ads] pages; Contemporary full calf, raised bands on the spine, pairs of simple gilt rules outline the edges of the covers and surround the raised bands -- if there was a spine label, it is now missing. The front free-endpaper is now gone, and the rear free-endpaper remains only as a stub (the rest is neatly cut out). No marks of ownership, the binding is sound and handsome, the text clean and tight. Collation: A8 a4 B-2A8 2B4 This anonymously published work was written by Thomas Carte [1686-1754]. [NOT French historian, René-Aubert Vertot's more common work published in an English translation in 1735.] Our author, Thomas Carte, was born near Rugby, took his degree from Brasenose College, Oxford, in 1702, and an MA from King's College, Cambridge in 1706. He was ordained around 1714, and in that year refused to take the Oath of Allegiance out of loyalty to the Stuarts. In 1721, on the discovery of the plot for the capture of the royal family and the proclamation of the pretender (James Francis Edward Stuart) as King James -- Bishop Francis Atterbury (an accomplished political schemer) was arrested with the other chief malcontents, and in 1722 committed to the Tower of London. Thomas Carte, as secretary to the disgraced Francis Atterbury, was accused of high treason in 1722 and was forced to flee to France -- where he adopted the name of "Philips," for a time. We have a story which would have been familiar to many of the subjects whose histories Thomas Carte was prepared to write: a talented Englishman, abstracted from England for a time not of his choosing. In Paris, Carte (or, should we say "Philips" ?) collected materials for an English edition of the works of Jacques August de Thou and Nicolas Rigault -- two French men of affairs, who were also historians, scholars (and book collectors, by the way). Carte also began gathering papers for a detailed history of James Butler, Duke of Ormonde, who had ruled over Ireland (twice) for the English crown, and had spent many years in Paris enduring his own exile during the Protectorate. It is probably during this time in Paris that Carte also adopted his only other non-English subject: the complex history of Portugal. And it is revealing that there is an Englishman, Sir Robert Southwell, who wrote detailed and revealing letters home to England in the midst of one of the most complicated situations at the heart of the Portuguese history Thomas Carte wished to relate. In outline at least, Carte's text covers the development of modern Portugal from the Moorish overturning of the Gothic empire in A.D. 713. But the central period which attracts most of Carte's full attention begins with a revolution by the nobility and high bourgeoisie on the first of December, 1640, 60 years after the crowning of Philip I. Three main plotters -- Antão Vaz de Almada, Miguel de Almeida and João Pinto Ribeiro -- together with several associates, killed Secretary of State Miguel de Vasconcelos and imprisoned the king's cousin, the Duchess of Mantua, who had governed Portugal in his name. Their moment was well chosen, as Spain was at the time fighting the Thirty Years' War. The support of the people of Portugal became apparent almost immediately and soon John, 8th Duke of Braganza, was acclaimed King of Portugal as John IV. Subsequently, there was a war with Spain, called the "Restoration War." This conflict concentrated mainly on five significant battles - each a victory for King John's Portuguese forces, and the new King was in a position to demand of Spain that they recognize his new Portuguese Royal House of Braganza. John IV was a splendid monarch, a patron of fine art and music, and a proficient composer and writer on musical subjects. He collected one of the largest libraries in the world. He also cemented a relationship with England by marrying his daughter Catherine of Braganza to Charles II of England, (and offering Tangiers and Bombay as a dowry). Alas, John IV died in 1656 and was succeeded by his son Afonso VI. And here, the story gets twisted again in an interesting way. The new King of Portugal was thirteen years old. He suffered from an illness that paralyzed the left side of his body and left him mentally unstable. After a useful six-year regency of Luísa de Guzman, the Queen Mother, Afonso officially assumed the control of Portugal. Not for long, as a conspiracy between his wife, Queen Marie Françoise of Savoy, and Afonso's brother, Prince Peter, contrived to secure an annulment of her marriage to Afonso VI in 1667 (based on his impotence). Peter [Thomas Carte calls him "Don Pedro"] continued his helpful ways as royal brother by later marrying Marie Françoise. During the shaky early years of Peter's de facto rule of Portugal, there is another war with Spain. And, to negociate an end to this (and look after King Charles II's interest in the affairs of the Portuguese royal family into which he had married) -- Sir Robert Southwell is sent. And Sir Robert's reports home mostly take the form of letters to his fellow Anglo-Irishman, the first Duke of Ormonde (whose papers had been acquired by Thomas Carte, engaged in writing his biography of Ormonde). So, in this convoluted way, a skilled and workmanlike history of Portugal becomes really a history of one aspect of English diplomacy during the Restoration of Charles II, written by an Englishman who shared something which many of the outstanding English men of affairs of his time had to endure: many years of exile away from the British Isles. The author, Thomas Carte, was a great gatherer of interesting papers relating to history. Fortunately, Carte was recalled to England in 1728 through the influence of Queen Caroline. His vast collection of historical papers survives today as the property of the University of Oxford, on deposit in the Bodleian Library, where they are known as the Carte Manuscripts. A splendid copy of a book written by Carte using some of these papers -- which is now quite scarce in commerce. The records of William Bowyer, the printer, show that 750 copies were printed in 1740. See ESTC System No. 006365266 (locating seven copies in the UK and eight in the U.S.) OCLC Number: 519679346 (as often, there are other OCLC numbers; none locates many copies). The London market may not have readily absorbed all 750 copies of this book which had been printed in 1740. The publication of a 1735 English translation of the similarly titled work by the French historian Abbe René-Aubert Vertot may not have helped. Adding to the confusion, there appears to have been a "Dublin edition" printed from the same setting of type as the London edition with cancelled title-page reading "Dublin: for William Ross, 1759." .

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        AMERICA SEPTENTRIONALIS Concinnata juxta Observationes.

      G. DE ISLE um 1740, Augsburg - Kupferstich, altkoloriert, Nordamerika + Mittelamerika, copper engraving, originally coloured, North & Central America, the beautiful map has a nice great figure title cartouche (Indian trade), on the left side you find a cartouche with the scale of the map and explanatory notes (Annotatio), a very decorative map that shows us the eastern parts of the USA, Canada, Greenland, California, Mexico, Caribian Islands, Azores die Karte ist in einem sehr guten Zustand, leichte Wasserränder am oberen Rand, oben und unten breiter Rand, links und rechts knapper Rand, Mittelfalte, center fold, some spots, very good condition

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        Frontespizio delle Vedute

      1740 - Acquaforte, circa 1740, firmata in lastra in basso al centro. Bellissima prova del secondo stato di due, con il titolo scritto, impressa su carta vergata coeva con filigrana "tre lune" (Bromberg 11), rifilata al rame, piccolo restauro all’angolo superiore destro, per il resto in ottimo stato di conservazione. Il primo stato di questo squillante frontespizio che condensa la tematica della serie, è conosciuto in un unico esemplare con la dedica di pugno del Canaletto. Esso fa parte di un album contenente le incisioni canalettiane appartenuto ad Anton Maria Zanetti, oggi conservato al Kupferstichkabinett di Berlino. Sempre nello stesso museo è anche conservato un disegno ad inchiostro bruno che rappresenta una composizione fantastica e che può considerarsi come la prima idea per la stesura del frontespizio. Magnifica prova. Etching, circa 1740, signed at the bottom center. Excellent impression, of the second state of two, with the title written, printed on contemporary laid paper "three moons" watermark (Bromberg 11), trimmed to the platemark, small restoration to the upper-right corner, otherwise excellent conditions. The first state of this title is known in a single copy with a manuscript dedication of Canaletto's. It is part of an album containing the Canaletto engravings that belonged to Anton Maria Zanetti, now preserved at the Kupferstichkabinett in Berlin. In the same museum is also preserved a brown ink drawing that represents a fantastic composition and which can be regarded as the first idea for this title page. Magnificent example. Bromberg p. 37, 1; Succi, Da Carlevaris ai Tiepolo, p. 97, 67. Dimensioni 422 290mm [Attributes: Signed Copy]

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        Tabula Hungaria

      Holland 1740 - Size : 480x655 (mm), 18.875x25.75 (Inches), Original Hand Coloring Very good, some yellowing of the fold, some ink traces at the fold resulted from the slideing of the plate

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        Description géographique et historique de la haute Normandie, divisée en deux parties ; dont la première comprend le Pais de Caux ; & la seconde le Vexin

      1740 - 2 volumes, [12]-752-[4] + A Paris, chez Nyon père et fils, Didot et Giffart, 1740, in-4, 2 volumes, [12]-752-[4] + [12]-827-[1] pp, 2 cartes dépliantes (dont 1 en fac-similé), veau marbré de l'époque, dos à cinq nerfs et fleuronnés, pièces de titre rouges et tomaisons vertes, tranches rouges, La carte du Pays de Caux est un fac-similé moderne. Édition originale. Cette description du diocèse de Rouen fut commandée à Dom Toussaints Duplessis par l'archevêque de La Vergne : "Il lui fut promis 1000 livres par année sur les fonds du clergé du diocèse, pendant tout le temps qu'il travaillerait à cet ouvrage ; pendant six années, à partir du 1er juillet 1730, il reçut la somme stipulée. Mais quelques contestations s'étant élevées entre lui et Mgr. de Saulx-Tavanes, Du Plessis détruisit son travail quoiqu'il fut déjà fort avancé ; cependant, il ne tarda pas à s'apercevoir de la faute qu'il avait commise, et le recommençant avec ardeur, il en publia, peu d'années après, une partie importante." Étiquette ex-libris de la bibliothèque de Antoine-René de Voyer, marquis de Paulmy d'Argenson, célèbre collectionneur de livres et manuscrits. Reliure usée, fentes à deux mors, coins émoussés, une coiffe supérieure arasée. Rousseurs éparses, légers petits manques marginaux aux derniers feuillets du tome II, une déchirure sans manque à la carte du Vexin. Frère I, p. 404-405. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        The British angler: or, a pocket-companion for gentlemen-fishers. Being a New and Methodical Treatise of the Art of Angling: Comprehending all that is Curious and Useful in the Knowledge of that Polite Diversion. As: I. An Introduction; containing an Encomium on Rivers and the Art of Angling, with general Observations on the Nature of Fish. II. The Angler's Apparatus: Or, Directions concerning Rods, Lines, Hooks, Floats, and the rest of the Tackle: Also, of Baits, Natural and Artificial. III. An exact Description of the several Kinds of Fish that are found in the Rivers, and on the Sea-Coasts of Great Britain; their Size, Shape, Qualities, Seasons, Feeding, Haunts, &c. IV. The whole Practice of Angling: Teaching the Choice and Preparation of proper Stands; the Method of Taking every Species, more particularly the sportive Trout, the voracious Pike, and other Capital Game. With Descriptions of our principal Rivers, Observations relating to the Weather, and other necessary Remarks. Together with Supplem

      London: printed for J. Hodges, at the Looking-glass, on London-bridge, 1740. First Edition. 12mo: viii,318,[10, index]pp, with frontispiece, two (of three) folding copperplate engravings, head- and tailpieces. Contemporary speckled sheep, covers ruled in gilt, spine in six comprtments between raised bands, red morocco lettering piece. Provenance: Signature of Wm. Alington, dated 1800, to front fly leaf. Second, indeciperable signature, dated May 21st, 1797, to ttle page. ESTC Citation No. T92263. Westwood & Satchell, p. 241. Heckscher 2273. First edition of "One of the best of the manuals . . . " (Westwood & Satchell) Note: With few exceptions (always identified), we only stock books in exceptional condition, carefully preserved in archival, removable polypropylene sleeves. All orders are packaged with care and posted promptly. Satisfaction guaranteed.

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        Carte Particuliere de l'Amerique Septentrionale. [Secondary title:] A Map of the British Empire in America with the French, Spanish and the Dutch Settlements Adjacent thereto by Hen. Popple at Amsterdam.

      Amsterdam: Printed for J. Covens and C. Mortier, [c. 1740]. - Hand-colored copperplate engraving, 19.875' x 18.75' plus margins. This is the Dutch edition (title in French, the rest of the map in English) of the index map for Henry Popple's monumental 20-sheet map of North America, the first large scale British map of the American Colonies, and the first English map to name all thirteen. The map extends from lower Canada to northern South America, and from the eastern seaboard as far west as the Mississippi and its western tributaries. Inset views of Niagara Falls (after Father Louis Hennepin, 1698), Mexico City, Quebec (after J.B.L. Franquelin, 1688) and New York City (after William Burgis, 1720) appear in the upper left and right hand corners respectively. On the right is a series of eighteen inset maps depicting Boston, New York, Charlestown, Bermuda, St. Augustine and other places. A handsome cartouche appears in the lower left corner, picturing several native people, an alligator, and two monkeys; a group of European men is seen standing on the beach in the background and several ships are visible n the distance beyond. 'Henry Popple published his map during a time of conflict between the English and French in the north in Canada, and in the west in Louisiana, and between the English and the Spanish in the south in Florida. In effect, therefore, the English colonies of the eastern seaboard found themselves entirely surrounded' (Goss). Henry Popple (d.1743) was a geographer, mathematician, author and publisher. He served as clerk to the Board of Trade in 1727, and agent for the same to various West Indian governments from 1728 to 1739. His Map of the British Empire in America is the only printed map to his credit. Popple is believed to have had little or no training in mapmaking, and the draughtsmanship is generally credited to his assistant, Clement Lempriere (1683-1746), a military engineer, engraver and cartographer, who served with the British Army and was chief draughtsman at the Tower of London.Signed by the engraver, Johannes Condet (1711-1781), on the lower right.REFERENCES: McCorkle, New England in Early Printed Maps, 741.3. Goss, The Mapping of North America, p. 122; Phillips, Maps of America, p. 569; Tooley's Dictionary of Mapmakers. CONDITION: Very good, bit of separation at fold just slightly into image at bottom; a fine, dark impression, with pleasing outline color. Oversize item. Additional shipping charges apply. Please contact us for a quote. [Attributes: Signed Copy]

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        Colonia Agrippina.

      - Kupferstich v. Everhard Wyon, um 1740, 30,5 x 39 cm Kölner Gesellenbrief mit einer schönen Gesamtansicht als Kopf, 8 x 33 cm. Dekorative Girlande um den Text und die Ansicht. Oben mittig der Reichsadler, rechts und links daneben die Kölner Stadtwappen. Sievers 83 ** Photos auf Wunsch im JPG-Format erhältlich.**

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        The Nature and Laws of Chance. Containing, among other Particulars, The Solutions of several abstruse and important Problems... the whole after a new, general...

      London:: Printed by Edward Cave, 1740.. First edition. 8vo. [2], iv, 85, [1]; [2], iv, [5]-216; [v], x, “[liv]”, [2]; 103, [1] pp. Frontispiece (Stuart), 3 folding engraved plates – the three folded plates are signed: “J. Mynde sc.”; the frontispiece is signed “I Fayram inven. deli et sculp.”; small stab-holes deep in gutter (center) pp. 95-216 (Fluxions). Modern full calf with gilt-extra tooled spine and compartments, black title label, preserving original endleaves. Early armorial bookplates of Thomas Salwey, L.L.D. [ca.1740-60] of Richard's Castle [motto: “Crucem gerentes salvaegentes”], Salop; J.W.L. Glaisher, Sc.D., Trinity. Bookplate of The Francis Galton Laboratory for National Eugenics (Jan. 1930); initials “F.N.D.” for Florence Nightingale David of University College London. David presented this book to statistician Margaret Stein (married to fellow statistician Charles Stein). EXTREMELY RARE COLLECTION. SAMMELBAND ON BRITISH PROBABILITY, DIFFERENTIAL CALCULUS AND MEDICINE ALLUDING TO A SYSTEM OF NEWTONIAN PHILOSOPHY. All first editions and each are rare on the market. The lead work is Simpson's response to and challenge towards Abraham de Moivre's (1667-1754), Doctrine of Chances, issued in a second edition in 1738. Simpson's work in the preface directly addresses Mr. De Moivre, “I should be poorly ambitious of appearing the Author of a Performance, that would, was every Bird to claim his own Feather, be stript as naked as the Jay in the Fable.” See also: Karl Pearson, (edited by Egon Sharpe Pearson), History of Statistics in the 17th and 18th Centuries, (1978), pages 169, 171-2. ¶ Stephen Stigler describes how this book and the author's 1742 title, The Doctrine of Annuities and Reversions, irritated De Moivre. Both titles were based on the work of De Moivre, whom Stigler indicates was intellectually the superior to Simpson. – (Stigler, p. 88). De Moivre's second edition of his Annuities book is scathing of Simpson's work, saying he “mutilates my Propositions.” The two exchanged barbs and accusations as evidenced in their own writings. Stigler observes that Simpson as a mathematician-writer tends to the reactionary and chooses to point out the distribution of errors and not on the mean observation. “Even though the position of the body observed might be considered unknown, the distribution of errors was, for Simpson, known.” (p. 91). ¶ [ALSO BOUND WITH:] SIMPSON. A New Treatise of Fluxions: wherein the direct and inverse method are demonstrated ... also the doctrine of infinite series ... are amply explained, ... together with a variety of new and curious problems. London : Printed by Tho. Gardner… ; For, and are to be had of, the author …, 1737. First edition. [WITH:] STUART, Alexander (1673-1742). Three Lectures on Muscular Motion Read before the Royal Society in the Year MDCCXXXVIII … William Croone … Being a supplement to the Philosophical Transactions … London: Printed for T. Woodward; and C. Davis … 1739. See: Russell, K.F. British anatomy (2nd ed.), 782. First edition. [WITH:] LANGRISH, Browne (d.1759). A New Essay on Muscular Motion. Founded on Experiments, Observations, and the Newtonian Philosophy. London: Printed for A. Bettesworth and C. Hitch, 1733. First edition. ¶ PROVENANCE: Rev. Thomas Salwey (ca.1705- after or on 1759), of Ludlow, L.L.D. * Salwey was Rector of Richard's Castle. He married Constance (only daughter of Francis Biddulph) in 1742. PROVENANCE: James Whitbread Lee Glaisher, Sc.D. (1848-1928), Fellow of Trinity College, was a prolific English mathematician and astronomer. PROVENANCE: Francis Galton Laboratory. Karl Pearson In the twentieth century Francis Galton and Karl Pearson led the way in developing statistics into a mathematical discipline. PROVENANCE: F.N.D. Florence Nightingale David (1909-1993), also known as F. N. David was an English statistician, born in Ivington, Herefordshire, England. ¶ See: Blanco, Mónica. “Thomas Simpson: Weaving fluxions in 18th-century London.” Historia Mathematica, vol. 41 (1) (2014), pp. 38—81. “The main part of this historical paper deals with a comparison of Thomas Simpson's 1737 and 1750 treatises on fluxions, and with their place in the exposition and development of Newtonian calculus in the 18th century. The author highlights some of the differences in emphasis and content between the two works, explaining several of those differences in helpful detail.” – Douglas Bridges, Christchurch, New Zealand. REFERENCES: ESTC [Simpson, Laws of Chance] T78204; [Simpson, Fluxions] N7839; [Stuart, Three lectures] N14306; [Langrish] T65047. See: Theodore M. Porter, Karl Pearson: The Scientific Life in a Statistical Age, (2010), page 290-1: “Simpson … was a scoundrel, supporting himself by converting De Moivre's great discoveries into textbook routines.” Lowndes p. 1685. FULL TITLE [I]: The Nature and Laws of Chance. Containing, among other Particulars, The Solutions of several abstruse and important Problems... the whole after a new, general, and conspicuous manner, and illustrated with a great variety of examples. [SAMMELBAND WITH FOUR WORKS]. [PLEASE CONTACT DIRECT FOR FURTHER INFORMATION].

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