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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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        A compleat history of the Holy Bible, contained in the Old and New Testament: in which have been inserted the occurrences that happened during the space of four hundred years, from the days of the prophet Malachi to the birth of our blessed Saviour ... : and a journal of his peregrination ... Illustrated with note, explaining several difficult texts, rectifying all mis-translations, and reconciling many seeming contradictions.... Collected from Prideaux, Stackhouse, Howel, and other writers ... by Laurence Clarke, A.M.

      London: Printed for the author, and sold by the booksellers in town and country [through 1740], M DCCXXXIX [1739]. Early Reprint. Complete in two volumes. 4to: xii,13-616,46; [2],619-722,xx,21-390,47-82[pp. 73-76 omitted (as always), but text continuous and complete],[2]pp, with portrait frontispiece (in vol. I) and 89 full-page plates (some with two or four copper engravings), and numerous head- and tail-pieces and historiated initials. Separate pagination and divisional title within vol. II: A Compleat History of the Holy Gospel. Full period calf, covers framed in double gilt rules and rat's tooth role in blind, spines in six compartments divided by gilt-ruled raised bands, fawn morocco lettering pieces gilt, title pages in red and black. Copper-engraved armorial book plate of G. M. B. Napier, Esq. to front paste down of vol. II (evidence of book plate removal from front paste down of vol. I). An excellent example with light scratches and scuffs to boards; bindings square and secure, pages crisp with minor worming to lower corners (far from text) of final 40 leaves of vol. I. Scarce: OCLC lists just three copies; ESTC adds two others. Lowndes 472 (for first edition). The Bible interpreted in a manner accessible to lay-people, with numerous copperplate engravings. N. B. With few exceptions (always identified), we only stock books in exceptional condition. All orders are packaged with care and posted promptly. Satisfaction guaranteed.

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        The Clerk's Instructor in the Ecclesiastical Courts: consisting of a variety of the best precedents in English now made use of in the practice of civil law, together with several adjudged cases, letters of induction into a living, &c. Also a treatise concerning pluralities, the dispensation of them according to the Statute of 21 Hen. 8. and of retainder of chaplains. Published for the benefit of the students and practitioners in the Ecclesiastical Courts, as also for clergymen, attornies and others who would be acquainted with the method of proceeding therein.

      London In the Savoy: printed by E. and R. Nutt and R. Gosling for S. Birt D. Browne and J. Shuckburgh 1740 - 8vo., (4) + 528 + (20)pp., including the preliminary advertisement leaf, contemporary sheep, neatly rebacked to match, with raised bands, gilt lines and label. Minor wear to covers but still a very good copy. First edition: apparently pretty scarce (ESTC finds copies at 6 libraries in B. Isles and 4 elsewhere, viz. Columbia Law + Harvard Law + Berkeley Law + UCLA Law). Sweet & Maxwell I, p.184 (#12). [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        THE ELEMENTS OF ALGEBRA, IN TEN BOOKS: VOLUME THE FIRST CONTAINING THE FIVE FIRST BOOKS TO WHICH ARE PREFIXED I. THE LIFE AND CHARACTER OF THE AUTHOR. II. HIS PALPABLE ARITHMETIC DECYPHERED.

      Cambridge: Sold By Mrs. Saunders, Thomas Hammond, John Whiston. Good+. 1740. First Edition. Hardcover. ; Complete in two volumes: Volume One contains the first five books [ix], [iv], [viii], [ii], [xxvi], [iv], 1-360, includes Dedication, Subscriber's List, Memoirs, Errata ; Volume Two contains the last five books 361-748, [32] Table of Contents. Full leather: spine with raised bands, spine labels, gilt decorated panels. Marbled endpapers & decorated tail-pieces. Texts are tight, clean & intact. Vol. 1 has a pictorial frontispiece & several small numbered figural tables. Volume 2 has eight fold-out geometic plates. Armorial Coat of Arms of early owner. Rated G+ due to front hinges starting at spine head with covers fully attached. Interior is clean without foxing. Contents: The introduction gives the reader the necessary arithmetical skills to begin the study of algebra, teaching the reader to carry out the standard arithmetical operations, take roots of numbers, calculate with fractions and become skilled in problems of proportion. The chapters on algebra introduce the idea of an equation and how real life problems can be reduced to equations, how to solve quadratic equations and other topics such as magic squares are studied. By chapter 6 Saunderson is presenting problems in the style of Diophantus mixing geometric and algebraic ideas. Then he presents applications of algebra to geometry, in particular studying ratio and proportion from Book 5 of Euclid's Elements. He goes on to consider solid geometry giving results on prisms, cylinders, and spheres. In Book 9 Saunderson presents the binomial theorem and the theory of logarithms. The final book presents the solution of cubic and quartic equations. Technical, Algebra, Mathematics, Science, Technology ; Figure and Drawings; 4to 11" - 13" tall; 748 pages .

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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. [Attributes: First Edition]

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        The Aeneid of Virgil. Translated by Mr. Pitt

      London: printed by R. Dodsley and sold by Hitch, Hinchliffe, Clements, Crownfield and Thurlbourne, and Leake, 1740. First complete Pitt edition. viii, 294, [vi], [295-]623 pp. 2 volumes in 1. 4to. Contemporary calf rebacked with elaborate gilt spine laid down. A fine, crisp copy with wide-margins. First complete Pitt edition. viii, 294, [vi], [295-]623 pp. 2 volumes in 1. 4to. Scarce first edition of Pitt's Aeneid. The very scarce first complete edition of Christopher Pitt's translation of Virgil's Aeneid, which Johnson cited along with Dryden's famed translation as one of the "two best translations that perhaps were ever produced by one nation of the same author" (Lives of the Poets). Pitt had published the first book, and then the first four books, separately in 1728 & 1736. Following this first its republication in 1763 with a scholarly apparatus by Joseph Warton made it one of the most widely read translations of its era. The present, complete first edition is scarce. We trace no copies at auction after 1963, and as of this writing we find no other copies in the trade. "Pitt engaging as a rival with Dryden naturally observed his failures, and avoided them; and, as he wrote after Pope's Iliad, he had an example of an exact, equable, and splendid versification ... If the two versions are compared, perhaps the result would be, that Dryden leads the reader forward by his general vigour and sprightliness, and Pitt often stops him to contemplate the excellence of a single couplet; that Dryden's faults are forgotten in the hurry of delight, and that Pitt's beauties are neglected in the languor of a cold and listless perusal; that Pitt pleases the criticks, and Dryden the people; that Pitt is quoted, and Dryden read" (ibid). Foxon P412; Lowndes 2784 ("A work of the very first excellence"). Provenance: Armorial bookplate by William Haskoll with Oglander family motto "Servare Munia Vitae"

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        Titi Livii Patavini Historiarum quod extat, cum perpetuis Car. Sigonii & J. Fr. Gronovii notis. Jac. Gronovius probavit, fusaque & aliorum Notas adjecit. [2. u. 3. Bd.] Ab urbe condita.

      Basel, Apud E. & E. J. R. Thurnisios 1740. Editio nova. 3 vols. (Komplett). 8°. 24 Bll., 922 S., 35 Bll., 62 S., 1 Bl., 58 S; 973 S., 29 Bll.; 1080 S., 40 Bll. Mit 1 gest. Frontisp. u. 1 gest. Titelvign. v. Störcklin gest. v. Tugy. Tit. in Schwarz u. Rot. Ldr. d. Zt. Mit reicher Rückengoldpräg. u. Rückentit. Berieb. VD18 12285218001; vgl. Brunet III, 1107; Schweiger I, 536 - Carlo Sigonio (1524-1584), war ein italienischer Humanist und Historiker. Seine 'Livius'-Ausgabe erntete viel Beifall. Johann Friedrich Gronovius (1611-1671), deutscher klassischer Philologe und Textkritiker. Gronovius edierte und kommentierte Statius, Plautus, Livius, Tacitus, Cicero. Jakob Gronovius (1645-1716), klassischer Philologe, Archäologe, Historiker und Geograph.

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        Nouveau theatre de la guerre aux Pays Bas, ou Cartes tres detaillées du Duché de Brabant et partie de la Hollande ... apres ... Covens et Mortier. ... en 25 petites cartes dont une générale divisée en 24 quarreaux est numerotée ... Lille, Bachelet; Ghent, P. de Goesin; Brussels, George Fricx & Jean Leonard; Antwerp, Martin Verdussen; Liege, S.F. Bourguignon; Cologne, Rodrigue; Berlin, S. Paul; Nürnberg, Homann heirs; Strasbourg, M. Schatz; Paris, [Roch-Joseph Julien (& Guillaume Dheulland?)], [1747]. Agenda 8vo (26 x 11 cm) With 25 folding engraved maps, consisting of 1 overview map and 24 numbered detail maps (each detail map 22 x 30 cm at a scale of 1:180.000). Contemporary mottled calf, gold-tooled spine.

      M. van Egmond, Covens & Mortier, p. 122; IKAR (1 copy); Koeman, C & M 19 (4 copies); WorldCat (2 copies). An atlas of 24 numbered detail maps and an overview key map with the general title, presented as a conveniently portable theatre-of-war atlas "pour la commodité de Mrs. Officiers" toward the end of the War of the Austrian Succession (1740-1748). It was based on the much earlier maps of Eugène Henri Fricx or Friex (1644-1730), revised and published by his nephew George Fricx or Friex in Brussels. The maps could also be assembled to form a large wall map that would measure about 125 x 118 cm. It covers the southern parts of the Dutch Republic and the northeastern parts of what is now Belgium, covering The Hague and Leiden to Zutphen in the north and Brussels to Aix-la-Chapelle in the South.The atlas is undated, but the Newberry Library has a 1747 prospectus for it, issued by Guillaume Dheulland in Paris, who published a similar atlas of Italy with Julien in 1748 (though they did not share an address).In the present copy the maps are bound as double-page maps with both ends folded in, giving the tall and thin agenda format.The red pigment used to colour the edges appears to have browned the right-most fold of each map, and as a result several have torn along that fold. Otherwise the maps are in good condition, with a couple smaller tears only slightly affecting the image and marginal worm holes at the foot of a few maps, near the gutter. The binding shows some damage.

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        Memoires de Condé, ou recueil pour servir à l'histoire de France, contenant ce qui s'est passé de plus remarquable dans ce royaume sous les regnes de François II et Charles IX

      first edition by Denis-François Secousse, different from the in-4 edition of 1743 by Lengley-Dufresnoy. Bindings in full marble stamped antique. Smooth back decorated. Red morocco title pieces, and Havana morocco. Chez Claude du Bosse à Londres [Paris] 1740 In-12 (10x16,5cm) (2) 480pp. et (2) 481-929p. (1) et (2) xx, 430pp. (5) et 432pp. (5) et (6) 408pp. (4) et (2) 577pp. (5) 6 volumes reliés

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        Istoria delle cose operate nella China da Monsignor Gio. Ambrogio Mezzabarba Patriarca d'Alessandria, Legato Appostolico in quell'Impero e di presente Vescovo di Lodi

      Enrico Aertssens, 1740. Seconda edizione, rifacimento identico della prima, parigina (1739). In 8°, p. 15,b,256. Mezzabarba fu il legato che Papa Clemente XI inviò in Cina nel 1720. Buon esemplare. Leggerissime, uniformi bruniture. Legatura coeva in pergamena. Titolo in oro al dorso. Tagli colorati

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        Description exacte de l'univers, ou l'ancienne geographie sacrée et profane. | Accuratissima orbis delineatio; sive geographia vetus, sacra et profana. | A full and exact description of the earth, or ancient geography, both sacred and profane. The Hague, Pieter de Hondt, 1740-1741. Folio (51 x 32.5 cm). Atlas with 63 engraved maps. It includes 6 maps, in 7 sheets, making up a large map of the Holy Land, Israel and Palestine, and a Peutinger map of the Roman roads in 4 sheets, with 2 segments each. Further with 3 title-pages, printed in red and black, in French, Latin and English, followed by Hornius's text in the said languages. Contemporary mottled calf, richly gold-tooled spine.

      V.d. Krogt, Koeman's Atlantes Neerlandici I, 621 & 631 (cf. 613); for the maps of the Holy Land: Laor 343-349. De Hondt edition of Hornius's historical atlas, incorporating the title-pages and text from the French, Latin and English editions and the full set of 63 maps from the English edition (rather than the 53 found in the other editions). The atlas consists of maps illustrating secular and religious history and one of the most notable inclusions is the seven-sheet map of the Holy Land, Israel and Palestine, which is a much enlarged edition of Adrichem's Situs terrae promissionis. It further includes maps of biblical history, Greek history, the Roman empire, Alexander the Great, Charles the Great and others.The present English edition isn't recorded by V.d. Krogt or found in WorldCat, and is likely an earlier issue (1740) of V.d Krogt's 613: A compleat body of ancient geography, both sacred and profane (1741).Some minor waterstains in the outer margins of the first 50 text leaves, stain in the first few leaves but with text still clear; the maps are in very good condition, one with a restored tear, a few occasional spots and sometimes minor wear along the extremities. Binding rubbed along the extremities, endpapers worn and the chemicals of the mottling damaged the sides of the binding, the tooling on the spine still clear.

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        \"Augsburg die Haupt=Stadt und Zierde des Schwaebischen Craises, samt der umligenden Gegend\". Grundrißplan von Augsburg und Umgebung (gest. Erklärungen a - z und 1 - 35); darunter Gesamtansicht (\"Prospect deß Heil. Röm. Reichs freyen Stadt Augspurg wie solche von Morgen her anzusehen\") mit allegorischen Darstellungen auf beiden Seiten.

       Altkol. Kupferstich von M. Rhein nach Rogg bei M. Seutter, um 1740, 49,5 x 57,5 cm. Die Gesamtansicht und die allegorischen Darstellungen nicht koloriert. - Mit schmalem Rändchen um die Darstellung. Gut erhalten, in kräftigem Druck! Versand D: 6,00 EUR BAYERN, Schwaben

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        \"Leipzig, eine florisante, auch befestigte Handels Stadt und weltberühmte Universität\". Grundrißplan mit einzelnen, herausgehobenen Gebäuden, darunter schöne Gesamtansicht von Leipzig (9,5 x 34 cm).

       Altkol. Kupferstich von M. Seutter, um 1740, 46 x 57 cm. Links und rechts oben je ein Wappen, neben der Gesamtansicht zu beiden Seiten allegorische Szenen aus Wissenschaft und Handel. (Wappen, Gesamtansicht und Allegorien wie immer nicht koloriert). - Schönes Altkolorit. Versand D: 6,00 EUR Sachsen und Sachsen-Anhalt

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        Gazophylacium medico-physicum, Oder Schatz-Kammer Medicinisch- und Natürlicher Dinge, In welcher Alle Medicinische Kunst-Wörter, inn- und äusserliche Kranckheiten [...] alle Mineralien, Metalle, Ertze [...] vorgestellet werden. Leipzig, bey Friedrich Lankischens Erben, 1740.

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

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        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 aM 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) 0,000 gr. Deutschland [Attributes: First Edition]

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        Explicación de doctrina christiana y Constituciones Synodales de el Obispado de Jaca.

      Francisco Revilla. Circa 1740, sin año., Zaragoza. - Front. 8 h. 656 p. Obra rara, no citada por Palau, ni por Jiménez Catalán o Latassa. Recoge un estudio sobre los mandamientos, la forma de celebrar misa, un largo capítulo sobre Derecho eclesiástico y civil, las usuras y manera de prestar dinero, las tasas que se han de cobrar por cada uno de los servicios eclesiásticos que se presten, etc. Es interesante el diccionario eclesiástico de términos jurídicos y comunes. J. D. Manzano de Carbajal fue obispo de Jaca y abad de Tauste.

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        [Manuscript map of Utrecht]. [Netherlands, late 18th century]. Manuscript map (38 x 52.5 cm) on paper, in brown ink with bright green and red watercolour. With 3 panels at top left, middle and right, with keys to 31 important locations, a compass rose, a scale, and detail drawings of several buildings.

      Cf. Donkersloot-De Vrij, Kaarten van Utrecht 25. Late 18th-century enlarged manuscript copy of Platte grond der stad Utrecht published ca. 1740 by Hendrik de Leth, with a revised list of keys (the original keys weren't all displayed in the map), and even including the same scale and compass rose. It shows the fortification and the most important locations, rivers and roads. Paper with watermark Blauw & Briel and with the original merchants mark of D&C Blauw (cf. Voorn 165), so probably after 1768.The colouring is a bit crude, with some stains. Reasonable condition.

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        [32 plates for Naauwkeurige waarneemingen omtrent de veranderingen van veele insekten of gekorvene diertjes ]. [Amsterdam?, ca. 1774?]. Folio. With 32 (of 33) mostly numbered plates showing the metamorphosis of butterflies, moths and other flying insects. Mounted in passe partouts and kept in a half cloth clamshell box.

      Cf. Horn & Schenkling 52-53 (1740 & 1774 eds.); Hunt 514 (1740 ed.); Landwehr, Coloured Plates 104-105 (1740 & 1774); Nissen, ZBI 2357-2358 (1740 & 1774 eds.). 32 (of 33) plates depicting the metamorphosis of 67 (of 70) sorts of butterflies, moths and other flying insects in their natural surroundings, the specimens collected, drawn, and here in all but the first ten plates also etched and engraved, by Jacob l'Admiral (1700-1770), first published in 1740 with only 25 plates and in 1774 with 33 plates. The first 10 plates in the present set are 18th-century copies that we have not found recorded in the literature. They were apparently copied from the first (1740) edition, for plate VII includes l'Admiral's name as in that edition, removed before the second (1774) edition. Most plates show the species as egg, larva, pupa and adult, both male and female, placed on the plants they frequent in their natural habitat. Scientifically they were a great advance on all that went before, including the pioneering work of Maria Sibylla Merian. l'Admiral began studying butterflies at the age of 10.An unscrupulous dealer changed the plate number XXXIII to XXVIII to suggest a complete set of 32 rather than a set of 33 with one plate lacking. The margins have been trimmed close to the plate edge and the paper stock with the "I Villedary" countermark is slightly browned, but the plates are still in good condition.

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        De Circulis Osculatoribus Dissertatio

      One folding engraved plate. xii pp. Large 4to, modern patterned wrappers (minor browning). Rome: Komarek, [1740]. First edition of this early work by the author; WorldCat locates only two copies in North America. "Science in general took its lead in physics from Newton and in mathematical analysis from Leibniz, and it was at the root of Boskovic's idiosyncrasy that, whether deliberately or not, he took the opposite tack in both respects. Mathematics had always attracted him. Instead of the calculus as developed by the great analysts among his great contemporaries - d'Alembert, the Bernoullis, and Euler - he preferred the geometric method of infinitely small magnitudes 'which Newton almost always used,' as he said, and which embodied the 'power of geometry.' He particularly applied it to problems of differential geometry, terrestrial and celestial mechanics, and practical astronomy."- D.S.B., II, p. 330. Fine copy.

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        Manuscript map of Utrecht]. [Netherlands, late 18th century]. Manuscript map (38 x 52.5 cm) on paper, in brown ink with bright green and red watercolour. With 3 panels at top left, middle and right, with keys to 31 important locations, a compass rose, a scale, and detail drawings of several buildings.

      - Cf. Donkersloot-De Vrij, Kaarten van Utrecht 25. Late 18th-century enlarged manuscript copy of Platte grond der stad Utrecht published ca. 1740 by Hendrik de Leth, with a revised list of keys (the original keys weren't all displayed in the map), and even including the same scale and compass rose. It shows the fortification and the most important locations, rivers and roads. Paper with watermark Blauw & Briel and with the original merchants mark of D&C Blauw (cf. Voorn 165), so probably after 1768.The colouring is a bit crude, with some stains. Reasonable condition.

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        Memoire signifie pour les Etats de Bretagne, contre M. le President de Paris, M. De Beauclerc, et M. le Marquis de Sourches. BOUND WITH: Addition au memoire signifie pour les Etats de Bretagne, contre M. le President de Paris, et consors (caption title)

      Paris: Paris, de l'imprimerie de la veuve de Andre Knapen, 1740. Large folio (25 x c.38 cm), 2 works stitched together. 20 + 8 pp. Woodcut decorative initial and large woodcut headpiece on page [3]. Minor soiling on final leaf. A EXCELLENT COPY IN ORIGINAL, UNSOPHISTICATED CONDITION. Preserved in a fitted cloth case (Cloverleaf Studio) PROPERTY, INHERITANCE, AND COMPETING ECCLESIASTICAL AND CIVIL JURISDICTIONS: TWO RARE LEGAL WORKS IN STRICTLY ORIGINAL CONDITION. Submissions for an appeal on behalf of the Estates General of Brittany relating to property covered by the jurisdiction of the royal abbey of Saint Melaine, Rennes. Subsequently sold, the value had been awarded to heirs of the Comte de Villeneuve (d. 1678), who had inherited the property from Henri de Bourbon, Marquis de Malause. The Estates General wished to assert the jurisdiction of the abbey (with themselves acting as court of appeal), against the Parlement of Paris, and also to divert the considerable sums from the beneficiary the Duc de la Rochefoucauld. The Appeals were initiated by M. de Gennes de la Motte who was the Avocat des Etats de Bretagne. Of these two works OCLC lists only the BNF (with a date of "1738"); not in COPAC. FINE COPY, stitched as issued. With a contemporary MS note at head of title-page: "conflit creance", and at head of p. 3: "reglement dejuge, competence, creances." REFERENCE: Bibliotheque Nationale de France, Catalogue des factums et d'autres documents judiciaires anterieurs (Vol. I, p. 295).

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        TWO DISCOURSES: A DEAD FAITH ANATOMIZED and THE SELF-JUSTICIARY CONVICTED AND CONDEMNED

      Boston:: Reprinted by J. Draper, for D. Henchman in Cornhill,. 1740.. First combined edition of these two scarce works which were first published in 1697 and 1707, respectively. [Evans 4560-61, but with linking title page; Sabin 46788-89]. The complete titles are DEAD FAITH ANATOMIZED: A Discourse on the Nature, and the Danger, with the Deadly Symptoms of a Dead Faith, and THE SELF-JUSTICIARY CONVICTED AND CONDEMNED: Or, A Discourse Concerning the Difficulty and Necessity of Renouncing Our Own Righteousness. Pastor Samuel Mather (1651-1728), a cousin of Cotton Mather, is credited with healing a 10-year break in the Congregationalist First Church of Windsor (the oldest Congregational church in Connecticut) which had resulted in the formation of a separate Presbyterian Party of Windsor. This was surely no mean feat. Text pages are darkened, stained, occasionally torn and often edgeworn but intact and wholly readable. Freshly rebound in quarter leather with marbled boards. Only one copy of this combined edition has appeared at auction and that was in 1977. .

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

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

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        Neues Hebammen-Licht, in welchem aufrichtig gelehret wird wie alle unrecht liegende Kinder lebendige oder todte blos mit den Händen in ihr rechtes Lager zu bringen und glücklich heraus zu ziehen. ANGEBUNDEN: Neues Hebammen-Licht, Anderer Theil.

      Jena, Johann Rudolph Cröckers sel. Witwe 1740 (Anderer Theil: 1744); 4. Aufl. (Anderer Theil: 3. Aufl.); 2 Teile in 1 Buch; ca 18x11 cm; (14) 489 (23); (16) 118 (10) Seiten mit gest. Frontispiz und 36 Kupfertafeln; Pergamenteinband d. Zt. mit Rückenschild (Einband etwas fleckig, handschriftlicher Eintrag auf Vorsatzblatt, Titelblatt mit Ausriß, dort etwas Textverlust; sonst guter Zustand)Versand D: 5,00 EUR Entbindungskunst; Geburtshilfe; Gynäkologie; Hebamme; Medizin

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        L'optique des couleurs, fondée sur les simples observations, & tournée surtout à la pratique de la peinture, de la teinture & autres arts coloristes

      1740 - A Paris, chez Briasson, 1740. 2 parties en 1 volume in-8, reliure plein veau d'époque, dos à 5 nerfs ornés, entrenerfs cloisonnés et fleuronnés, filets à froid sur les plats, roulette dorée sur les coupes, tranches rouges, manques aux coiffes, charnières fendues en pied et en tête, éraflures sur les plats, manques aux coins inférieurs. 1 feuillet non chiffré (faux-titre), xviij, 487 pages (5), erreur de pagination aux pages 406 /407, 2 planches hors-texte dont une dépliante gravées par Desbrustins. Petits trous de vers dans la marge inférieure des pages 191 à 272 sans perte de texte. Edition originale. Louis Bertrand Castel, savant jésuite (1688- 1757), avait des idées originales sur l'optique et la gravitation. Il s'opposa en particulier aux théories de Newton. Très bon état intérieur et, malgré les quelques défauts de la reliure, bon exemplaire. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Optice: sive de Reflexionibus, Refractionibus, Inflexionibus et Coloribus Lucis, libri tres. Latine reddidit Samuel Clarke … Editio novissima.

      Lausannae & Geneva,: Marci-Michaelis Bousquet & Sociorum, 1740.. 4to. [iv], xxxii, 363, [1] pp. Half-title, engraved frontispiece portrait of Newton (engr. Jean-Louis Daudet after Vanderbank), 12 engraved folding plates, title vignette of 4 cherubs and a female figure, each using an optical instrument, representing learning optics/perspective (drawn by Delamoncein and engraved by Daudet), head & tail pieces and woodcut initial letters drawn by Papillon, index; first 11 leaves browned. Contemporary full vellum, green leather gilt-stamped spine label, edges with decorative red freckling as designed by the binder; foot of spine with faint ink marking “11-[??]”. Paper unevenly browned. Verso of title with small ink annotation “=1135=“; rear pastedown with another notation “á 20.Luglio 1801.” Very good. Third Latin edition, edited by Bousquet, with a dedication to Joannes Bernoulli. This edition contains the full array of 31 querries.* ¶ “Newton’s contributions to the science of optics – his discovery of the unequal refractions of rays of different color, his theory of color, and his investigations of ‘Newton’s rings,’ to mention only a few of the most noteworthy – place him among the premier contributors to that science. … Today we recognize that his work on optics offers unique rewards in its exciting, innovative conjunction of physical theory, experimental investigation, and mathematics, and in the revealing glimpse that it provides of a crucial period in the evolution of experimental science.” – Alan E. Shapiro, The Optical Papers of Isaac Newton: Volume 1, (1984), p. xi. ¶ Jean-Louis Daudét (1695-1756), who made the frontispiece and title vignette, was an engraver and print publisher active in Lyon, inherited business from his father Etienne Joseph Daudet. He flourished from 1722 till his death in 1756. Thereafter the business continued by his widow in association with his son-in-law Louis Martin Roch Joubert until 1773. ¶ “Newton famously declared that it is not the business of science to make hypotheses. However, it’s well to remember that this position was formulated in the midst of a bitter dispute with Robert Hooke, who had criticized Newton’s writings on optics when they were first communicated to the Royal Society in the early 1670’s. The essence of Newton’s thesis was that white light is composed of a mixture of light of different elementary colors, ranging across the visible spectrum, which he had demonstrated by decomposing white light into its separate colors and then reassembling those components to produce white light again. However, in his description of the phenomena of color Newton originally included some remarks about his corpuscular conception of light (perhaps akin to the cogs and flywheels in terms of which James Maxwell was later to conceive of the phenomena of electromagnetism). Hooke interpreted the whole of Newton’s optical work as an attempt to legitimize this corpuscular hypothesis, and countered with various objections.” ¶ “Newton quickly realized his mistake in attaching his theory of colors to any particular hypothesis on the fundamental nature of light, and immediately back-tracked, arguing that his intent had been only to describe the observable phenomena, without regard to any hypotheses as to the cause of the phenomena. Hooke (and others) continued to criticize Newton’s theory of colors by arguing against the corpuscular hypothesis, causing Newton to respond more and more angrily that he was making no hypothesis, he was describing the way things are, and not claiming to explain why they are. This was a bitter lesson for Newton and, in addition to initiating a life-long feud with Hooke, went a long way toward shaping Newton’s rhetoric about what science should be….” ¶ “The first edition of The Opticks (1704) contained only 16 queries, but when the Latin edition was published in 1706 Newton was emboldened to add seven more, which ultimately became Queries 25 through 31 when, in the second English edition, he added Queries 17 through 24. Of all these, one of the most intriguing is Query 28, which begins with the rhetorical question “Are not all Hypotheses erroneous in which Light is supposed to consist of Pression or Motion propagated through a fluid medium?” In this query Newton rejects the Cartesian idea of a material substance filling in and comprising the space between particles. Newton preferred an atomistic view, believing that all substances were comprised of hard impenetrable particles moving and interacting via innate forces in an empty space (as described further in Query 31).” – Newton’s Cosmological Queries – MathPages. ¶ Grace K. Babson, Sir Isaac Newton, (1950), 141; George J. Gray, A Bibliography of the Works of Sir Isaac Newton, 182; Wallis 182. See: Printing and the Mind of Man, 172.

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        OPTICE: SIVE DE REFLEXIONIBUS, REFRACTIONIBUS, INFLEXIONIBUS ET COLORIBUS LUCIS, LIBRI TRES

      LAUSANNAE AND GENEVAE, MARCI-MICHAELIS BOUSQUET, 1740. QUARTO, 12 FOLDING PLATES, LACKING PORTRAIT FRONTIS. THIRD LATIN EDITION, EDITED BY SAMUEL CLARKE. TITLE PAGE IN RED AND BLACK WITH ENGRAVED VIGNETTE. HALF LEATHER OVER BOARDS, RUBBED. FRONT HINGE CRACKED, BUT OVERALL VERY GOOD AND CLEAN.

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        Le grand dictionnaire historique ou le mélange curieux de l'histoire sacré

      à Amsterdam,|Leyde,|La Haye,|Utrecht?: P. Brunel, R Wetstein, 1740. Fine. P. Brunel, R Wetstein, à Amsterdam, Leyde, La Haye, Utrecht? 1740, in-folio (39,8x25cm), 8 volumes reliés. - This is the penultimate edition of the most famous historical dictionaries, and always sought inexhaustible source for history as genealogy. This edition was developed by Platel and considerably increased. The first edition was only published during the lifetime of the author, in 1664, in a folio volume. Full calf dark brown glossy spotted back adorned nerves carrying irons animals Parts titles in red morocco. Unidentified weapons on flat (can be a city or family oormsgard but not French arms) with a lion face (not profile as always) into a castle. Quite complete the frontispiece. Volume I has an upper joint split 2/3 and 2 caps threadbare, 7 other volumes are in good condition with several minor accidents. Volume 2, a hitch with missing the top cap, small accidents joint. Volume VI, accorc with a slight lack in the top cap. Volume VII, lower joint and split open on third. Volume VIII, a accorc the top cap with small missing slots 10 cm to 2 joints. Nice copy though. --- Please note that the translation in english is done automatically, we apologize if the formulas are inaccurate. Contact us for any information! - [FRENCH VERSION FOLLOWS] Il s'agit de l'avant dernière édition du plus fameux des dictionnaires historiques, source inépuisable et toujours recherché tant pour l'histoire que la généalogie. Cette édition a été mise au point par Platel et considérablement augmentée. La première édition fut la seule parue du vivant de l'auteur, en 1664, en un volume in-folio. Reliures en plein veau tâcheté glacé brun foncé, dos à nerfs orné portant des fers aux animaux, Pièces de titres en maroquin rouge. Armes non identifiés sur les plats (peut être d'une ville ou de la famille oormsgard, mais armes non françaises) avec un lion de face (et non de profil comme toujours) tenant un château. Exemplaire bien complet du frontispice. Le tome I a un mors supérieur fendu au 2/3 et les 2 coiffes élimées, les 7 autres tomes sont en bon état avec divers accidents minimes. Tome 2, un accroc avec manque à la coiffe supérieure, petits accidents aux mors. Tome VI, un accorc avec léger manque à la coiffe supérieure. Tome VII, mors inférieure fendu et ouvert sur 1/3. Tome VIII, un accorc à la coiffe supérieure avec petit manque, fentes sur 10 cm aux 2 mors. Bel exemplaire cependant.

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        Nouveau theatre de la guerre aux Pays Bas, ou Cartes tres detaillées du Duché de Brabant et partie de la Hollande ... apres ... Covens et Mortier. ... en 25 petites cartes dont une générale divisée en 24 quarreaux est numerotée ... Lille, Bachelet; Ghent, P. de Goesin; Brussels, George Fricx & Jean Leonard; Antwerp, Martin Verdussen; Liege, S.F. Bourguignon; Cologne, Rodrigue; Berlin, S. Paul; Nürnberg, Homann heirs; Strasbourg, M. Schatz; Paris, [Roch-Joseph Julien (& Guillaume Dheulland?)], [1747]. Agenda 8vo (26 x 11 cm) With 25 folding engraved maps, consisting of 1 overview map and 24 numbered detail maps (each detail map 22 x 30 cm at a scale of 1:180.000). Contemporary mottled calf, gold-tooled spine.

      M. van Egmond, Covens & Mortier, p. 122; IKAR (1 copy); Koeman, C & M 19 (4 copies); WorldCat (2 copies). An atlas of 24 numbered detail maps and an overview key map with the general title, presented as a conveniently portable theatre-of-war atlas "pour la commodité de Mrs. Officiers" toward the end of the War of the Austrian Succession (1740-1748). It was based on the much earlier maps of Eugène Henri Fricx or Friex (1644-1730), revised and published by his nephew George Fricx or Friex in Brussels. The maps could also be assembled to form a large wall map that would measure about 125 x 118 cm. It covers the southern parts of the Dutch Republic and the northeastern parts of what is now Belgium, covering The Hague and Leiden to Zutphen in the north and Brussels to Aix-la-Chapelle in the South.The atlas is undated, but the Newberry Library has a 1747 prospectus for it, issued by Guillaume Dheulland in Paris, who published a similar atlas of Italy with Julien in 1748 (though they did not share an address).In the present copy the maps are bound as double-page maps with both ends folded in, giving the tall and thin agenda format.The red pigment used to colour the edges appears to have browned the right-most fold of each map, and as a result several have torn along that fold. Otherwise the maps are in good condition, with a couple smaller tears only slightly affecting the image and marginal worm holes at the foot of a few maps, near the gutter. The binding shows some damage.

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        32 plates for Naauwkeurige waarneemingen omtrent de veranderingen van veele insekten of gekorvene diertjes]. [Amsterdam?, ca. 1774?]. Folio. With 32 (of 33) mostly numbered plates showing the metamorphosis of butterflies, moths and other flying insects. Mounted in passe partouts and kept in a half cloth clamshell box.

      - Cf. Horn & Schenkling 52-53 (1740 & 1774 eds.); Hunt 514 (1740 ed.); Landwehr, Coloured Plates 104-105 (1740 & 1774); Nissen, ZBI 2357-2358 (1740 & 1774 eds.). 32 (of 33) plates depicting the metamorphosis of 67 (of 70) sorts of butterflies, moths and other flying insects in their natural surroundings, the specimens collected, drawn, and here in all but the first ten plates also etched and engraved, by Jacob l'Admiral (1700-1770), first published in 1740 with only 25 plates and in 1774 with 33 plates. The first 10 plates in the present set are 18th-century copies that we have not found recorded in the literature. They were apparently copied from the first (1740) edition, for plate VII includes l'Admiral's name as in that edition, removed before the second (1774) edition. Most plates show the species as egg, larva, pupa and adult, both male and female, placed on the plants they frequent in their natural habitat. Scientifically they were a great advance on all that went before, including the pioneering work of Maria Sibylla Merian. l'Admiral began studying butterflies at the age of 10.An unscrupulous dealer changed the plate number XXXIII to XXVIII to suggest a complete set of 32 rather than a set of 33 with one plate lacking. The margins have been trimmed close to the plate edge and the paper stock with the "I Villedary" countermark is slightly browned, but the plates are still in good condition. [Attributes: First Edition]

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        Description exacte de l'univers, ou l'ancienne geographie sacrée et profane. | Accuratissima orbis delineatio; sive geographia vetus, sacra et profana. | A full and exact description of the earth, or ancient geography, both sacred and profane. The Hague, Pieter de Hondt, 1740-1741. Folio (51 x 32.5 cm). Atlas with 63 engraved maps. It includes 6 maps, in 7 sheets, making up a large map of the Holy Land, Israel and Palestine, and a Peutinger map of the Roman roads in 4 sheets, with 2 segments each. Further with 3 title-pages, printed in red and black, in French, Latin and English, followed by Hornius's text in the said languages. Contemporary mottled calf, richly gold-tooled spine.

      - V.d. Krogt, Koeman’s Atlantes Neerlandici I, 621 & 631 (cf. 613); for the maps of the Holy Land: Laor 343-349. De Hondt edition of Hornius's historical atlas, incorporating the title-pages and text from the French, Latin and English editions and the full set of 63 maps from the English edition (rather than the 53 found in the other editions). The atlas consists of maps illustrating secular and religious history and one of the most notable inclusions is the seven-sheet map of the Holy Land, Israel and Palestine, which is a much enlarged edition of Adrichem's Situs terrae promissionis. It further includes maps of biblical history, Greek history, the Roman empire, Alexander the Great, Charles the Great and others.The present English edition isn't recorded by V.d. Krogt or found in WorldCat, and is likely an earlier issue (1740) of V.d Krogt's 613: A compleat body of ancient geography, both sacred and profane (1741).Some minor waterstains in the outer margins of the first 50 text leaves, stain in the first few leaves but with text still clear; the maps are in very good condition, one with a restored tear, a few occasional spots and sometimes minor wear along the extremities. Binding rubbed along the extremities, endpapers worn and the chemicals of the mottling damaged the sides of the binding, the tooling on the spine still clear.

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        Theatrum Belli Serenissimæ Domus Austriacæ, contra Gallos, ... seu Tabula Geographica Cursus Rheni ... cum Regionibus cis Rhenanis, ... - Neuester Schauplaz des Krieges an dem Ober Rhein und in denen Niederlanden. Oder Lauff des Rheins ...Augsburg, Matthaeus Seutter, [ca. 1746]. Large engraved wall map (114 x 165 cm) printed on silk from 6 large copper plates (each plate measuring about 57 x 29 cm). With the Latin title in a large decorative cartouche above left and the German title in another below left. Further with a large decorated compass rose above right, two scales below the German title cartouche and scales of latitude and longitude in the border. Coloured by a contemporary hand.

      Seifert, Die Karte als Kunstwerk; Tooley, Dict. of Mapmakers, p. 471; IKAR (3 copies, all apparently on paper). A large theatre of war wall map of the Rhine valley, richly decorated, crisply printed on silk and beautifully coloured by a contemporary hand. It was produced during the War of the Spanish Succession (1740-1748). At a scale of about 1:405,000, the map covers the Rhine River from the Swiss-German border about 50 kilometres west of its source at Lake Constance (the Bodenzee) to its mouths at the North Sea in South Holland, and includes northwest Switzerland, midwest and southwest Germany, northeast France, Belgium, Luxembourg and the southern part of Netherlands, stopping just south of Amsterdam. It shows political boundaries, the fortifications of the cities, topographic features, woods and sand banks.It is tempting to think the map might have been coloured by Bartholomaeus Seuter (1678-1754), an Augsburg faience painter, silk dyer, engraver and supposedly also goldsmith, who worked out of his own house and may have been Matthaeus's cousin. It came from the Royal House of Wittelsbach. A splendid theatre of war wall map with decorative cartouches and compass rose, printed on silk and beautifully coloured. In fine condition, with the colouring fresh and bright.

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