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        An enquiry into the melancholy circumstances of Great Britain: more particularly in regard to the oeconomy of private families and persons, gentlemen, clergy, farmers, merchants, tradesmen, mechanicks, &c. With observations on the new methods of living and diversions in both city and country, with some remedies to prevent the ruin of private families; and remarks upon our trade in general, and especially of such commodities as are imported for luxury, or injurious to our manufactures. Also some hints to prevent the growing poverty of these nations.

      London: printed for W. Bickerton. n.d. [1740?]. 8vo., (8) + 47 + (1)pp., including the half-title, recent marbled boards lettered on spine. A very good copy. First and only edition. An interesting 'enquiry' into trade, commerce and economic and social conditions among people in all walks of life. the essayist talks up buying British, comments on the hardship of some 'gentlemen of estates', smugglers 'their wickedness and their encouragers', extravagances in furniture and 'large retinues', the ruin of retailers about London, the 'expences and bad customs of retail traders', 'love of musick descended loo low, and occasions idleness', the danger of pawnbrokers. 'over-balance in trade', and 'His Majesty being a stranger to the poverty of his people'. He considers public and private education, and observes that 'youth intended for trade [are] not so properly educated as the Jew's children', and that if noblemen and citizens children [were] educated together', it would be 'advantageous to neither', and he makes thoughtful observations on the education of girls. 'Our female education at boarding schools teaches a false politeness, where children are too much instructed in visits, fashions, cards and assemblies, that they are strangers to all domestick oeconomy when they are settled in the world: often from thence proceeds discontents in their marriage states. ..... A good family education would be far more advantageous .....'. Generally this is an astute view of mid-18th century domestic life.

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        An enquiry into the melancholy circumstances of Great Britain:

      8vo., (8) + 47 + (1)pp., including the half-title, recent marbled boards lettered on spine. A very good copy.Publisher: London: printed for W. Bickerton.Year: n.d. [1740?]Edition: First and only edition.

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        Utrecht plattegrond, panorama - Seutter.

      Het aanzien van UtrechtKopergravure uitgegeven door Matth?us Seutter rond 1740. In de tijd met de hand gekleurd.Seutter was een van de belangrijkste Duitse kaartenmakers van de achttiende eeuw.Hij werd geboren in Augsburg in 1678 en kwam in de leer bij de befaamde cartograaf Johann Baptiste Homann in Neurenberg. Hij vestigde zich als zelfstandige uitgever van kaarten in 1707 en werd al snel Homann?s grootste rivaal.Zijn zaak floreerde en nadat hij zijn Atlas Maior had opgedragen aan Karel VI, werd hij rond 1731 hij benoemd tot Keizerlijke Geograaf.Hij produceerde in zijn tijd schitterende kaarten (circa 500), atlassen en globes, alle befaamd om hun cartografische detail, prachtige kleuren en rijk versierde cartouches.Prijs: ?1.950,- (incl. lijst, incl. 21% BTW).

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        Des Corporis Constitutionum Marchicarum. Fünffter Theil (CCM).

      Buchladen des Waysenhauses, Berlin / Halle 1740 - O.-Halbleder, fünf echte Bünde, Leder-Ecken. Format: 23,5 x 34,00 x 8,5 cm. Mit großen gestochenen Vignetten. Der vollständige Titel lautet: ''Des Corporis Constitutionum Marchicarum, Fünffter Theil Von Policey- Hochzeit- Kindtauffen- Begräbniß- und Trauer- Kleider- auch Feuer- Gassen- und andern zur Policey gehörigen Ordnungen, derer Städte Anbau, Manufacturen- Commercien- Woll- und Handwercks-Sachen, Dorff- und Acker- Bauer- Schäffer- Hirten- Gesinde-Ordnungen, und andern das Land-Wesen und Acker-Bau betreffenden Materien, item von Medicinal-Ordnungen, Chirurgis, Apotheckern, Pest-Anstalten, Vieh-Sterben, Scharffrichtern, Abdeckern, Schweinschneidern, Landstreichern, Zigeunern, Juden, Wirths-Häusern, und dergleichen. In Fünff Abtheilungen''. Die Texte umfassen Edikte aus der Zeit von 1565 bis 1735. ACHTUNG: Der Band ist unvollständig! Es fehlt die erste Abteilung, der Kupferstich von König Friedrich Wilhelm, Titel und Vorbericht. Der vorhandene Teil beginnt mit Seite 285 der zweiten Abteilung, dem IV. Kapitel, ''Edict Nr. XI.: Edict, wegen Aufkauffs und Ausfuhre der Wolle, item Priester, Schultzen, Schäffer, Hirten und Pündel-Wolle vom 28ten May 1714''. Ab hier ist der Band komplett (Seite 285 bis 791). Dann folgt des fünften Teils zweite Abteilung mit Kapitel X (Seite 1 bis 617). Beginnend mit: ''General-Privilegium Und Gülde-Brief Des Garn-Weber-Gewercks In der Chur- und Marck Brandenburg dies- und jenseit der Oder und Elbe, Insonderheit des Garn-Weber-Gewercks In Berlin : De Dato den 14. April. 1734''. Das zehnte Kapitel handelt von: ''Allerhand Professionen, Künstlern, Gülden, Zünfften und Handwerkern in Städten und aufm platten Lande, auch Gerbuhrts- und Lehr-Briefen,Tax-Ordnungen''. Es folgt die dritte Abteilung von: ''Von Dorff- und Acker- auch Bauer-Schäffer-Hirten- und Gesinde-Ordnungen, Räumungen derer Aecker, Besetzung wüster Stellen aufm Lande, wüster Feldmarcken, Remission derer Unterthanen, Abgaben, Vieh-Zehenden, und andern zum Landwesen, Acker-Bau und Gerechtigkeiten, auch Pflichten derer Unterthanen gehörigen Materien. Wobey zu gedencken, daß die Gesinde-Ordnungen auch das Gesinde in denen Städten mit betreffen, und also die deßhalb ergangene Verordnungen allhier mit eingerücket werden müssen''. (Seite 1 - 391). Vierte Abteilung: ''Medicinal- Chirurgie- Apotheker- Hebammen- Pest- und Vieh-Sterben betreffende Sachen'' (Seite 1 bis 247). Das hierin enthaltene Edikt: ''Königl. Preußische und Churfürstl. Brandenburgische Medicinal-Edict und Ordnung'' ist zweispaltig gedruckt in Deutsch und Französisch. Es enthält auf ca. 100 Seiten eine Tabelle mit allen im Edikt zugelassenen Medikamenten und Rezepten, sowie hochinteressante Edikte bezüglich der Pest. Es folgen Edikte betreffend: ''Von Landstreichern, Strassenräubern, Mordbrennern, Herrn-losen Gesind, Bettlern, Zigeunern''. In diesem Teil sind u.a. Reskripte über Scharfrichter, Abdecker und sog. Schweinschneider enthalten. III. Kapitel von ''Juden-Sachen''. Dieses enthält Edikte zu ''Pohlnischen Juden, Schutz-Juden, Rabbi Cains, wieviel Zins von Juden zu nehmen, Patent wegen derrer Juden Laden und Buden in denen Residenzien, Immobilien Erwerb duch Juden, Freiheit vom Leib-Zoll, Leben und Wandel der Juden''. Des Weiteren: ''Patent, die Juden nicht zu kräncken, noch sich an ihnen zu vergreiffen (1703). Judenschafft in Berlin. Bettel-Juden''. Bestimmte Begriffe in Abhandlungen zu Gebetsformen der Juden in Hebräisch eingefügt. ''Confirmatio Privilegii der hiesigen Judenschaft vom 20. May 1714''. Dieses enthält eine Namensliste überschrieben mit: ''Specification, derer in hiesigen Königlichen Residentzien sich befindenden vergleiteten Juden''. Enthält auch Edikt Nr. XLIV. ''Allgemeines Edict, daß alle unvergleitete Juden sofort auf einmahl aus dem Lande gejaget werden sollen. De Dato Berlin, den 10. Januarii 1724''. IV. Kapitel von ''Denen wegen Mißwachs und Theurung des Getreydigs halber beschehenen Verboth des Branntweinbrennens, auch wider die Zurückhaltung und St [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Histoire universelle de Jacques-Auguste de Thou. Avec la suite par Nicolas de Rigault; les Memoires de la vie de l'auteur, un Recueil de pièces concernant sa personne & ses ouvrages: y comprises les Notes & principales Variantes, Corrections & Restitutions, qui se trouvent dans les Mss. de la Bibliothèque du Roi de France, de mrs Du Puy, Rigault, & de Sainte-Marthe. Le tout traduit sur la nouvelle Edition Latine de Londres. Et augmenté de Remarques historiques & critiques de Casaubon, de Du Plessis Mornay, G. Laurent, Ch. de l'Écluse, Guy Patin, P. Bayle, J. Le Duchat, & autres. Tome 1: 1543-1551 (up to and including) Tome 10: 1605-1610 & Pièces concernant l'histoire & Memoires et Instructions pour servir à justifier l'innocence de M. F. A de Thou (and) Tome 11: Mémoire de la vie & Poésies Latines de J. A.de Thou & Table des Matières.

      La Haye ('s-Gravenhage, The Hague)), Henri Scheurleer, 1740. 11 vols. complete. Large 4to (26x21 cm). Contemporary leather bindings, spines with ribbons, gilt in compartments (gilt faded), with title-lables (a few lables missing). Corners, tops and feet spines and hinges dam. with some loss of leather, but hinges still holding strong. With frontispiece-portrait of De Thou and engraved headpiece in the first volume and in the tenth vol. 2 engraved plates and 2 woodcut illustr. in text: "Le tombeau de Jacques Auguste de Thou" and " La pyramide de Jean Chastel". - Each volume between 700 and 900 pages, carefully collated: so we mention all (minor) defects: slightly browned in places, a few leaves with large brown stains and some dispersed small brown spots (3 caused a small hole); small marginal wormholes in the first quires of vol. 1; marginal waterstain to margins upper corner in 3 vols; the margins of all endpapers seriously browned . - On the whole an acceptable set.

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        La Mesure des Surfaces et des Solides, par l'Arithmetique des Infinis et les Centres de Gravité. [Bound with his]: Traité de Perspective, Theorique et Pratique.

      Jombert 1740 - Date(s): 1740 & 1744. Paris. Two volumes bound in one. xiv, (2), 490; 108 pp. 17 engraved folding plates in the first title, 15 in the second. (4to) period calf, rehinged. First Editions. L'abbé Deidier, 1696-1746, was a mathematician and professor of artillery at l'Ecole Militaire de La Fère. Poggendorff I, col. 537. Condition: Binding worn, spine leather brittle; browning and foxing throughout; good. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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

      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! P. Brunel, R Wetstein à Amsterdam,Leyden,La Haye,Utrecht? 1740 in-folio (39,8x25cm) 8 volumes reliés

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        Perfectissima geographica delineato regnorum Vandalitiae, Granatae et Algarbiae: Tractuum meridionalium Portugalliae, Extremadurae ac Castellae Novae: summa diligentia correcta et edita a R. & I. Ottens.

      Amsterdam, R. & I. Ottens, (ca. ) 1740 - Plattengrösse: 51,2x60,3 cm. Blattgrösse: 55,2x64 cm. Kolor. gestoch. Karte, gefaltet. Titelkartusche und Massstableiste über der Karte. - (Kleine Fehlstelle östlich von Sevilla. Unterer Rand mit kleinen Einrissen).

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        Profiel Amsterdam vanaf het IJ - Hendrik de Leth, ca. 1740.

      EEN VAN DE FRAAISTE 18DE-EEUWSE STADSPORTRETTEN VAN AMSTERDAM?Allerheerlykst Gezicht van de Stadt Amsterdam in haar geheele uitgestrektheit langs den scheepryken Ystroom. / Vue du famuex Port du ?t Y, de la renomm?e ville marchande d?Amsterdam. Depuis le Tol Heck, vers ses Eglises, Edifices.? Kopergravure in 2 bladen, met tekst. Later met de hand gekleurd. Afm.: prent 56 x 90 cm, lijst 87 x 121 cm.Profiel van de stad van links het Funen havengebied tot het bolwerk Leeuwenburg (ook wel Blauwhoofd genoemd), vervaardigd door Hendrik de Leth, 2de staat ca. 1740 uitgegeven door Johannes Covens en Cornelis Mortier.De compositie biedt een mooi evenwicht tussen het scheeprijke IJ met de stad en de hoge wolkenlucht. Er is genoeg ruimte voor een breed titellint in zowel Nederlands als Frans. Het lint wordt rechts en links vastgehouden door putti. De twee putti rechts hebben een bazuin en een schip in hun hand. In het midden zitten twee putti op een wolk, waarvan de ene een gevleugelde helm draagt en een Mercuriusstaf en geldbuidel vast heeft en de ander het stadszegel en het stadswapen met de keizerskroon. Het standpunt van de kunstenaar ligt enkele meters boven het water, alsof hij vanuit een hoge mast kijkt. Tussen de masten door is duidelijk het profiel van de stad te zien met de belangrijke gebouwen naar verhouding extra groot weergegeven.Op de spiegel van het grote schip op de voorgrond, ?De Visser? genaamd, is een schildje met ?H de L? te zien. De naam ?De Visser? is een verwijzing naar de uitgeverij van de familie Viss(ch)er. ?H de L? is Hendrik de Leth. De vader van Hendrik, uitgever Andries de Leth, werkte oorspronkelijk als zgn. ?faktor? (verkoper) voor de boek-, kaart- en kunsthandel ?In de Visscher? van Nicolaes Visscher op de Amsterdamse Beurssluis. Na de dood van Visscher kreeg Andries de Leth de dagelijkse leiding over de zaak en na de dood van de weduwe Visscher in 1726, heeft Andries de Leth de zaak overgenomen.De prent moet zijn vervaardigd tussen 1728 en 1731. Hendrik de Leth trad in 1728 toe tot het boekverkopersgilde en werd tevens compagnon van zijn vader Andries in de zaak op de Beurssluis. De koperplaten werd later verkocht aan de uitgeverij van Johannes Covens en Cornelis Mortier die de prent, voorzien van hun eigen naam, rond 1740 opnieuw uitgaven.Prijs: ?8.750,- (incl. lijst).

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        American ports, West-Indies - Covens & Mortier, c. 1740.

      PORTS AND HARBORS OF NORTH AND SOUTH AMERICA AND THE WEST INDIES?Les Principales Forteresses Ports &c. De L'Amerique Septentrionale?. Copper engraving published by Covens & Mortier c. 1740. Original hand colouring with later additions. Size: 48,8 x 61,5 cm.This rare chart shows 18 separate maps of harbors and islands throughout North and South America. The sheet was created to accompany Covens & Mortier?s reduction of Henry Popple?s influential map of the British possessions in North America (1733). Popple?s chart was originally published in 20 sheets and the Amsterdam firm of Covens and Mortier reduced it to four, more manageable sheets. The maps included on this chart were derived from the insets on Popple?s map, and feature towns, forts, topography, soundings, shoals, and anchorages.Included are the harbors of New York, Boston, Charleston, Providence (Rhode Island), St. Augustine (Florida), Anapolis Royal (Nova Scotia), Placentia (Newfoundland), Havana (Cuba), St. Iago (Santiago, Cuba), Kingston (Jamaica), Port Antonio (Jamaica), Fort Royal (Martinique), Cartagena (Colombia), and Portobelo (Panama), as well as the islands of Barbados, Antiqua, Bermuda, and Cura?ao.Price: ?1.650,-.

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        Profiel Amsterdam vanaf het IJ - Hendrik de Leth, ca. 1740.

      EEN VAN DE FRAAISTE 18DE-EEUWSE STADSPORTRETTEN VAN AMSTERDAM?Allerheerlykst Gezicht van de Stadt Amsterdam in haar geheele uitgestrektheit langs den scheepryken Ystroom. / Vue du famuex Port du ?t Y, de la renomm?e ville marchande d?Amsterdam. Depuis le Tol Heck, vers ses Eglises, Edifices.? Kopergravure in 2 bladen, met tekst. Later met de hand gekleurd. Afm.: prent 56 x 90 cm, lijst 87 x 121 cm.Profiel van de stad van links het Funen havengebied tot het bolwerk Leeuwenburg (ook wel Blauwhoofd genoemd), vervaardigd door Hendrik de Leth, 2de staat ca. 1740 uitgegeven door Johannes Covens en Cornelis Mortier.De compositie biedt een mooi evenwicht tussen het scheeprijke IJ met de stad en de hoge wolkenlucht. Er is genoeg ruimte voor een breed titellint in zowel Nederlands als Frans. Het lint wordt rechts en links vastgehouden door putti. De twee putti rechts hebben een bazuin en een schip in hun hand. In het midden zitten twee putti op een wolk, waarvan de ene een gevleugelde helm draagt en een Mercuriusstaf en geldbuidel vast heeft en de ander het stadszegel en het stadswapen met de keizerskroon. Het standpunt van de kunstenaar ligt enkele meters boven het water, alsof hij vanuit een hoge mast kijkt. Tussen de masten door is duidelijk het profiel van de stad te zien met de belangrijke gebouwen naar verhouding extra groot weergegeven.Op de spiegel van het grote schip op de voorgrond, ?De Visser? genaamd, is een schildje met ?H de L? te zien. De naam ?De Visser? is een verwijzing naar de uitgeverij van de familie Viss(ch)er. ?H de L? is Hendrik de Leth. De vader van Hendrik, uitgever Andries de Leth, werkte oorspronkelijk als zgn. ?faktor? (verkoper) voor de boek-, kaart- en kunsthandel ?In de Visscher? van Nicolaes Visscher op de Amsterdamse Beurssluis. Na de dood van Visscher kreeg Andries de Leth de dagelijkse leiding over de zaak en na de dood van de weduwe Visscher in 1726, heeft Andries de Leth de zaak overgenomen.De prent moet zijn vervaardigd tussen 1728 en 1731. Hendrik de Leth trad in 1728 toe tot het boekverkopersgilde en werd tevens compagnon van zijn vader Andries in de zaak op de Beurssluis. De koperplaten werd later verkocht aan de uitgeverij van Johannes Covens en Cornelis Mortier die de prent, voorzien van hun eigen naam, rond 1740 opnieuw uitgaven.Prijs: ?8.750,- (incl. lijst).

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        Mémoires

      1740 - d'un portrait, XXXVI, 279, Amsterdam, Pierre Mortier, 1740, in-8, d'un portrait, XXXVI, 279, (1) pages et 6 planches, plein veau de l'époque, dos lisse (ancien restauration au dos), Nouvelle édition au format in-8, après une première en 1730, en 1740 parut aussi une édition au format in-4. René Duguay-Trouin (1673-1736) fut lieutenant général des armées navales. Ses victoires contre les Anglais et les Néerlandais au cours des guerres lancées par le Roi Louis XIV le firent rapidement progresser dans la hiérarchie. Son expédition la plus célèbre est la prise de Rio de Janeiro en 1711. 6 planches gravées, dont plusieurs dépliantes. Rousseurs en marges. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Gesamtansicht über den Rhein ("Colonia. - Cöln am Rhein").

      - Kupferstich v. Friedrich Bernhard Werner b. Johann Friedrich Probst u. Jeremias Wolffs Erben in Augsburg, um 1740, 34,5 x 100,5 Marsch, Friedrich Bernhard Werner, Abb. 103 und Seite 141; Lt. Seitz 1. Zustand (von 2) der 2. Platte (ebenfalls nur 2) nach der 1729 geschaffenen Vorlage von Werner. Fauser 6715 kennt nur die Ausgabe von Baeck/Wolff und Krudewig Nr. 153 nur den 2. Zustand bei G. B. Probst. - Seltene, großformatige Ansicht. - Unten mittig "No. 38". - Große Gesamtansicht mit Blick über Deutz und den Rhein mit zahlreichen Booten und Segelschiffen. - Mit Titelschriftband und Wappen oben. - Die Vedute von 2 Platten gedruckt. - Unter der Ansicht lat.-dt. Legende 1 - 48.

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        Nova tabula exhibens insulas Cubam et Hispaniolam vulgo S. Domingo dictam insula Lucaias seu Bahamanas ac peninsulam Florida, ex novissimis observationibus Hispanorum, Anglorum, Gallorum, atque Hollandorum in lucem edita.

      Amsterdam, R. & I. Ottens, (ca. ) 1740 - Plattengrösse: 45,2x54 cm. Blattgrösse: 55,5x62,6 cm. Kolor. gestoch. Karte, gefaltet. Oben rechts mit 3 Detailkarten von Florida, Kuba und Santo Domingo. - (Mit hs. Titel "Cuba" ausserhalb der Platte in der unteren rechten Ecke. Im oberen Rand fleckig).

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        American ports, West-Indies - Covens & Mortier, c. 1740.

      PORTS AND HARBORS OF NORTH AND SOUTH AMERICA AND THE WEST INDIES?Les Principales Forteresses Ports &c. De L'Amerique Septentrionale?. Copper engraving published by Covens & Mortier c. 1740. Original hand colouring with later additions. Size: 48,8 x 61,5 cm.This rare chart shows 18 separate maps of harbors and islands throughout North and South America. The sheet was created to accompany Covens & Mortier?s reduction of Henry Popple?s influential map of the British possessions in North America (1733). Popple?s chart was originally published in 20 sheets and the Amsterdam firm of Covens and Mortier reduced it to four, more manageable sheets. The maps included on this chart were derived from the insets on Popple?s map, and feature towns, forts, topography, soundings, shoals, and anchorages.Included are the harbors of New York, Boston, Charleston, Providence (Rhode Island), St. Augustine (Florida), Anapolis Royal (Nova Scotia), Placentia (Newfoundland), Havana (Cuba), St. Iago (Santiago, Cuba), Kingston (Jamaica), Port Antonio (Jamaica), Fort Royal (Martinique), Cartagena (Colombia), and Portobelo (Panama), as well as the islands of Barbados, Antiqua, Bermuda, and Curaçao.Price: ?1.650,-.

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        Traité des maladies de l'oeil, et des remèdes propres pour leur guérison

      - Chez Le Breton, A Paris 1740, in-12 (9,5x17cm), x, 554pp., relié. - Edizione originale. Bound in piena pelle di pecora macchiato Blonde. Torna liscio decorato con reti. parte del titolo in marocchino rosso. Una carenza in mente, e sul bordo inferiore. Attrito. - [FRENCH VERSION FOLLOWS] Seconde édition augmentée de cet ouvrage paru originellement en 1707. Reliure en pleine basane blonde mouchetée. Dos lisse orné de filets. Pièce de titre en maroquin rouge. Un manque en tête, et sur la bordure inférieure. Un cm de cuir formant un triangle se détachent du plat inférieur. Frottements. Hirschberg, dans son Histoire de l'ophtalmologie, décrit ce livre comme le premier écrit moderne sur le sujet, et on considère de fait son auteur, comme le père de l'ophtalmologie française. Deux parties essentielles composent l'ouvrage : une description de l'oeil, puis de ses maladies ; L'auteur distinguant trois catégories de maladies: les maladies du cristallin connues vulgairement sous le nom de cataractes ; maladies du corps vitré, de l'humeur aqueuse, de la rétine, du nerf optique, etc.; maladies situées entre le globe et l'orbite. Maitre-Jan sera le premier à décrire et à comprendre correctement la cataracte à la fin du XVIIe.  

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        Berichte eines Visonärs über den Zustand der Seelen nach dem Tode. Aus dem Nachlasse des Johann Friedrich Oberlin's, gewesen Pfarrer im Steinthale, . nebst einem Fragment: Die Sprache des Wachens. Ein Anhang zu des Herausgebers Symbolik des Traumes.Leipzig, F.A. Brockhaus, 1837. 8vo. Contemporary grey wrappers.

      - Hirsch, Biograph. Lex. der hervorragenden Arzte, V, p. 290; Poggendorff II, p. 852; WorldCat (4 copies). Rare separate issue of the first and only edition of a treatise on the fate of the soul after death, based on the papers of Johann Friedrich Oberlin (1740-1826), pastor, teacher, philanthropist and social reformer at the parish Waldersbach (Germany), left unpublished at his death and edited by the natural scientist and physician Gotthilf Heinrich von Schubert (1780-1860). An appendix (pp. 93-105) gives the text of a fragmentary work by Oberlin, Die Sprache des Wachens. With the fore-edge corners somewhat dog-eared, but in very good condition and nearly untrimmed, retaining many deckles and point-holes. The spine is slightly tattered.

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        Politische Anmerkungen von der wahren und falschen Staatskunst, worinnen aus den Geschichten aller Zeiten bemerkt wird, was den Regenten, Bürgern und Einwohnern eines Landes zuträglich oder schädlich ist. Zwote [2] verbesserte und vermehrte Auflage.

      Felginger's Wittwe und Johann Carl Bohn, Hamburg 1740. - 8°, Ledereinband der Zeit, 816 Seiten, Kupfer auf Titelei und ganzseitiges Kupfer verso Schmutztitel Rücken oben mit minimaler Fehlstelle, Block partiell etwas fleckig, staubig; sonst gut

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        PAST, PRESENT AND TO COME: OR MOTHER SHIPTON'S PROPHESY. Privately preserv'd in the Noble Family of the P----s's for a long Course of Years, and lately discovered amongst other valuable Manuscripts. Now publish'd by J. Tyrrel, Gent. To which is prefix'd,

      London: Printed for F. Noble, 1740. 22 pages of text followed by [ii] pages of publisher's advertisement. Three quarter maroon leather binding (circa 1920) is rubbed with loss to spine extremities, and the spine is somewhat sunned. Illustrated with a frontis, which has old ink writing on the back, and is slightly soiled. The title page has a small ink stain and is soiled. The page edges are lightly soiled, as are some page corners, and the final leaf of advertisements. A tiny worm hole throughout the text. The title continues "...A Short Account of her Life, Character, and other Prophesies, With their Proper Explanations." The newer endpapers have minor discoloration from old tape adhesive. The text is unmarked. First edition.. First Edition. Hardcover. Very good- condition. 12mo - over 6¾" - 7¾" tall.

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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.

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        Holy Bible; Book of Common Prayer

      , 1740. 1740. BIBLE. The Holy Bible, Containing the Old and New Testaments. BOUND WITH: The Book of Common Prayer. BOUND WITH: DOWNAME, John. A Brief Concordance or Table to the Bible. London: Richard Ware, 1740. Thick quarto, contemporary full red morocco, elaborately gilt-decorated spine, cover-borders and centerpieces, raised bands, black morocco spine label, marbled endpapers, all edges gilt. $6000.Early 18th-century edition of the King James Bible, copiously illustrated with engraved frontispiece portrait of George II, 200 delicate copper-plates (four each on 50 interleaved sheets) re-engraved by John Cole after images created by master engraver John Sturt, and six folding maps, beautifully bound in contemporary full red morocco gilt.The King James Bible, first published in 1611, is ""the only literary masterpiece ever to be produced by a committee and was the work of nearly 50 translators… [who] lived at a period when the genius of the language was in full flower… [Macaulay praised it as] 'a book, which if everything else in our language should perish, would alone suffice to show the whole extent of its beauty and power"" (PMM 114). This 18th-century Oxford edition, which includes the Apocrypha, is illustrated with 50 interleaved sheets, each containing four separate images on two plates, after original engravings by John Sturt, England's most noted engraver of books. In 1717, Sturt produced a series of 436 Biblical scenes for Samuel Wesley's History of the Holy Bible; 200 of the Sturt illustrations were re-engraved by John Cole and offered separately by Ware in 1727. This Bible bound with a contemporary edition of the Book of Common Prayer. First issued in 1549, the prayer book's stately language has considerably influenced not only ecclesiastical practice but also literature in English for centuries. Also with additional engraved title pages for Bible and Book of Common Prayer, index and concordance. The volume's contemporary morocco binding, in the ""Harleian"" style, bears onlaid black moroco centerpieces outlined with gilt sun rays and gilt-stamped with the initials ""JHS"" (Iesus Hominum Salvator). Index without E4, presumably a blank; all text present. Herbert 1048. Not in Darlow & Moule. Griffiths 1744:3. First two flyleaves stuck together, rendering owner inscription on verso of first leaf illegible; small, light owner signature to bottom margin of D3 (Bible).A beautiful copy.

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      Augsburg Matth

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        Nederlandse oorlogsbodem, man-o-war - Seutter, ca. 1740.

      Nederlandse oorlogsbodem - ?Ein Orlog - oder großes Kriegs-Schiff nach seinen vornehmsten Theilen und zugehörigen, von aussen und von innen Accurat abgezeichnet?'Kopergravure, uitgegeven door Matthäus Seutter te Augsburg ca. 1740. Later met de hand gekleurd. Afm. (prent): ca. 50 x 59 cm.Dwarsdoorsnede van een? Driemaster met vol tuigage, met 96 kanonnen, daaromheen verschillende scheepsromp types. Vol details en uitleg over gebruikte nautische instrumenten. Ook de hiërarchie aan boord wordt nauwgezet opgesomd, van de hoogste officier tot de laagste bediende.Prijs: ?1.450,- (incl. lijst, incl. BTW).

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        Holy Bible; Book of Common Prayer

      1740. BIBLE. The Holy Bible, Containing the Old and New Testaments. BOUND WITH: The Book of Common Prayer. BOUND WITH: DOWNAME, John. A Brief Concordance or Table to the Bible. London: Richard Ware, 1740. Thick quarto, contemporary full red morocco, elaborately gilt-decorated spine, cover-borders and centerpieces, raised bands, black morocco spine label, marbled endpapers, all edges gilt. $6000.Early 18th-century edition of the King James Bible, copiously illustrated with engraved frontispiece portrait of George II, 200 delicate copper-plates (four each on 50 interleaved sheets) re-engraved by John Cole after images created by master engraver John Sturt, and six folding maps, beautifully bound in contemporary full red morocco gilt.The King James Bible, first published in 1611, is ""the only literary masterpiece ever to be produced by a committee and was the work of nearly 50 translators… [who] lived at a period when the genius of the language was in full flower… [Macaulay praised it as] 'a book, which if everything else in our language should perish, would alone suffice to show the whole extent of its beauty and power"" (PMM 114). This 18th-century Oxford edition, which includes the Apocrypha, is illustrated with 50 interleaved sheets, each containing four separate images on two plates, after original engravings by John Sturt, England's most noted engraver of books. In 1717, Sturt produced a series of 436 Biblical scenes for Samuel Wesley's History of the Holy Bible; 200 of the Sturt illustrations were re-engraved by John Cole and offered separately by Ware in 1727. This Bible bound with a contemporary edition of the Book of Common Prayer. First issued in 1549, the prayer book's stately language has considerably influenced not only ecclesiastical practice but also literature in English for centuries. Also with additional engraved title pages for Bible and Book of Common Prayer, index and concordance. The volume's contemporary morocco binding, in the ""Harleian"" style, bears onlaid black moroco centerpieces outlined with gilt sun rays and gilt-stamped with the initials ""JHS"" (Iesus Hominum Salvator). Index without E4, presumably a blank; all text present. Herbert 1048. Not in Darlow & Moule. Griffiths 1744:3. First two flyleaves stuck together, rendering owner inscription on verso of first leaf illegible; small, light owner signature to bottom margin of D3 (Bible).A beautiful copy.

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        La méthode des fluxions et des suites infinies.

      Paris, Debure, 1740. ____ Première édition française. Traduction de Buffon qui fait l'historique de "la sublime méthode" de Newton et de ses contradicteurs dans une préface de 28 pages. Illustré par de nombreuses figures et tableaux dans le texte. Provenance : "Acheté par moi Louis Costaz en 1787 chez Mr Didot rue Dauphine à Paris." (Note à la plume sur une garde, le nom a été rayé par le propriétaire suivant.) Louis Costaz (1767-1842) enseigna à l'école militaire de Thiron jusqu'en 1793, puis à l'École Polytechnique. Il participa à l'Expédition d'Égypte et accompagna Bonaparte dans un voyage vers l'isthme de Suez, avec Gaspard Monge et Claude Louis Berthollet. Il fut chargé d'organiser l'école des Arts et Métiers. Il a été par la suite Préfet de la Manche, intendant des Bâtiments de la Couronne, puis directeur général des Ponts-et-Chaussées. Accroc à la coiffe inférieure, sinon très bel exemplaire. ***** First French edition. Translated by Buffon. His 28 pages "Preface" is an historical account of Newton's method and his opponents. In-4. Collation : XXX, (2), 148, (2) pp. Veau marbré, dos à nerfs orné, tranches mouchetées. (Reliure de l'époque.).

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      Isaac Beauregard, La Haye ('s-Gravenhage) 1740 - 1 vol. 12mo Pourtrait d

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        Attaque de Cartagene depuis la prise des forts jusquau 24 Avril [1741]

      small quarto, 2 ½ page manuscript account, neatly and boldly inscribed in ink, in very good clean and legible condition. It is written on laid paper manufactured by Benoid Vimal, a French paper maker active in the first half of the 18th century. See http://data.bnf.fr/14782624/benoit_ vimal/Contemporary manuscript account, written in French, of the Battle for Cartagena in the War of Jenkin's Ear. The account is probably a letter from a French trader active in Colombia at the time. This trader is most likely one François Hercouët. There exists in the archives of a notaire, named Morel, from Saint-Malo an "acte d'engagement" dated 29 January 1740 to a ship, the Theresa, chartered by the owner and captain, Hercouët, to go to the Americas. There are further traces in the history of Saint-Malo of François Hercouët. He was at the time a slave owner. Most importantly, the newspaper "the Courier" of 14 July 1741 alludes to the account offered here, H. recounts the events of Cartagena in very similar terms. It is cited that the information had come to the journal by way of a Captain Barcouët, who was entrusted by H. to send the report on to the Courier. The paper related that Barcouët, commanding the Marie-Anne, had left Santa Marta on 30 April and arrived at Brest 30 June. There was, by way of further note, a "Captaine Hercouët" who was very active in the slave trade to Saint Domingue in the 1770s. In March 1741 a large scale expedition of British and American colonial troops led by Admiral Edward Vernon (1684-1757) arrived at Cartagena, a city on the northern coast of present day Colombia, in the Caribbean Coast region, with a massive fleet of 186 ships and 23,600 men, including 12,000 infantry. They were opposed by six Spanish ships and fewer than 3,000 men, in an action known as the Battle of Cartagena, part of the War of Jenkin's Ear. The siege was broken off due to the start of the tropical rainy season, after weeks of intense fighting in which the British landing party was successfully repelled by the Spanish and native forces led by commander General Blas de Lezo y Olvarrieta, a Basque from the Guipuzcoa province in northern Spain. He died in the aftermath of the battle. Heavy British and Colonial casualties were compounded by diseases such as yellow fever. The victory prolonged Spain's control of the Caribbean waters, which helped secure its large Empire until the 19th century. Admiral Vernon's unsuccessful expedition to Carthagena was the greatest and most expensive that had ever entered the American seas. There was a large force of American colonials, mainly from New England, recruited for the expedition, and this was the first American Expeditionary Force. George Washington's brother, Lawrence Washington was a member of the force, and was so impressed with Admiral Vernon, that he named his Virginia estate and plantation, Mount Vernon, after him. The manuscript, written in French, is here given in our rough English translation: "The English have established mortars on the nearest fort of the city and fire bombs into Cartagena without effect. They have sent a ship of 70 guns between those which had sunk and led to the northwest of the city and Fort St. Lazare to barrage the said fort whose cannot reach the vessels. The English made their descent under Notre Dame de La Pouppe at night without being sighted and after came by way of the road from Hyhymany [i.e. Imainie, name of the lower city of Cartagena, which means suburb in the native dialect.] into the city where they found 800 militia men and 400 regulars whom they surprised and put to flight and immediately won the road to Bouquille. By this means they were holding the city blocked by sea and land. After being masters of the path to Bouquille … they established a battery and mortars to bombard the city in breach. But M. le Vice-Roy de Sta fe who had come to the rescue of Cartagena made a lively attack with 3,000 Indians who went by the way of Bouquille. They put the English in a crossfire, as they on one side had the sea and on the other the thick trees. Spaniards and Indians killed 2000, made 500 prisoners and seized the path of Bouquille and the battery of cannons and mortars and 850 guns and other weapons. This road was guarded by all of the Indians and all the negro slaves of Cartagena to whom the Vice-Roy had promised freedom if the city was not taken, and that he would pay owners of Negroes a half of their value. The English also wanted to take Fort St. Lazare by scaling the walls, but were repulsed with loss of many people of unknown numbers. M. le Vice-Roy gave a truce to the English to bury their dead. The Spaniards in this action have not lost many men, but they lost 400 men in defence of Boccagica [Fort Bocca Chica]. The Spaniards fortified the suburb of Imanie and they are almost all drawn back, and have people in the city to extinguish fires in case set off by bombs. The English carennent [nautical term unknown to me] many of their ships in the harbor of Bocagica, having up to 17 there at a time. Moreover, their camp is still by Notre Dame de Pouppe, between there and Cartagena's Fort St. Lazare. After the vessels [of war] and 128 sailing ships there arrived 38 more, and every day more come. There are 180 sailing ships and 60 warships. The vessels and batteaux cross from St. Marta to Cartagena, and from Cartagena to the river. 18 merchant ships are at the coast of Portobello to be dealt with under the control of a warship. The English repair to Fort Bocagica "Le Sieur Hercouet" sortied from Santa Marta April 30 and arrived au Cap on 10 May and gave us the latest news "a la pointe d'avene ou Palmalite."

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        Satyre Menippée, de la vertu du catholicon d'Espagne, et de la tenue des Etats de Paris, à laquelle est ajouté un Discours sur l'interprétation du mot de Higuerio del Infierno, & qui en est l'Auteur.

      Reprint edition by Prosper Marchand in 1729. It is illustrated with 10 figures (many portraits) including 2 extendible (the procession of the League and the states of the League). Title pages in red and black.Binders full fair calf iced contemporary. Back to ornate nerves. parts of title in red morocco, and volume number morocco tan. Head Headgear restored Volume II. head slot of the upper joint of Volume I. Paper more or less yellowed overall. Good copy, decorative. Chez les héritiers de Mathias Kerner[ Prosper Marchand] Ratisbone( Paris) 1740 pet. in-8 (10x17cm) (10) xxxvj, 464pp. (27) et (8) 522pp. (38) et (4) 585pp. (34) 3 volumes reliés

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        L'Amitié après la mort, contenant les lettres des morts aux vivans. Et lettres morales et amusantes, par Madame Rowe

      First edition of the French translation made from the fifth English edition.Bound in full calf antique brown, back with four nerves decorated with boxes and gilded florets, red part of title, marbled edges, back and jaw slightly rubbed. A leaflet detached end volumes. Small ink drawings probably time on the final guard of the second volume.Text of the English novelist and poet Elizabeth Singer Rowe, originally published in 1728 under the title Friendship in Death: in Twenty Letters from the Dead to the Living, which was a great success. This book is quoted by Allan Kardec Spiritualism father in the eighteenth century, in its review Spiritist 1868, where it is seen as a precursor text of the spiritualist movement, "We have said many times that if Spiritism had come a century earlier, he would have had no success; here are clear evidence because this book is certainly the purest and deepest Spiritualism. "(In Journal Spiritualist newspaper of psychological studies, Eleventh year 1868). Aux dépens de la compagnie à Amsterdam 1740 in-12 (10x16,5cm) (1) ; XXXV ; (33) ; 288 p.p. et (1) ; 267 p.p. 2 volumes reliés

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        Adelichen Zeit-Vertrieber, oder Neu erfundene Jagd-Ergötzungen, in Fünff Buechern bestehend. 5 Teile in 1 Band. Augsburg, Kroniger und Göbel, (1696). 8 Bll., 119, 128, 141, 90, 119 Seiten. Mit 1 doppelblattgr. Kupfertitel u. 66 teils gefalteten Kupferstich-Tafeln. Kl.-8. Pergament d. Zt. mit französischen Kanten (Deckel alt mit Leder bezogen bestoßen).

      Lindner 11.0621.01 Souhart 515 Huzard II, 4793.- Seltene erste deutsche Ausgabe. Zwar ohne den Drucktitel mit dem Erscheinungsjahr, der Buchschmuck und die Zwischentitel sind aber mit der ersten deutsche Ausgabe (Google Books) identisch und unterscheidet sich von der textgleichen zweiten Auflage von 1740 (siehe Lindner).- Kupfertitel 'Der Dianen Hohe und Niedere Jagdt-Ergötzungen' auf festes Papier montiert, im Falz kleine Fehlstellen (etwas Darstellungsverlust), erstes Textblatt 'An den Leser' mit Japanpapier hinterlegt, im Außensteg kleinere Fehlstellen (etwas Buchstabenverlust). Einige Tafeln und Textblätter mit teils restaurierten Einrissen.- Insgesamt etwas stockfleckig.

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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...

      Leipzig, Germany: J.F. Glegitsch, 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.". First Edition. Hardcover. Very good+ condition. 12mo - over 6¾" - 7¾" tall.

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        Decreet of ranking of the creditors of the now deceast David Dunbar of Dunphaill.

      [Edinburgh] 1740. folio, 330pp. (each numbered sequentially), each page signed at the foot by James Justice, and countersigned at the foot of the final leaf by Thomas Bruce and then dated 17th June 1740, original mottled calf, just a little general wear at extremities, with the original red morocco label on upper cover lettered 'Decreet ranking the creditors of Dumphail'. In excellent state of preservation. A comprehensive and extensive legal document being the original adjudication and court order for the precise distribution of assets of David Dunbar of Dunphail, Forres in Morayshire [Scotland] to the estate's numerous creditors. The detailed 'decreet' (decree), which provides what seems to be a comprehensive account of the financial affairs of a mid-18th century Scottish estate, was handed down by the Lords of Council and Session in Edinburgh as the result of an action initiated by Mr. 'George Ouchterlong merchant in London and Alexander Tytler writer in Edinburgh' on behalf also of numerous other creditors. The Dunphail estate, its assets, liabilities and debts, had it seems been inherited by various members of the Dunbar family, including Ludonack Dunbar of Westfield, Christine Mackintosh (David Dunbar's widow), Grisell Brodie (widow of Robert Dunbar), Lauchlan Mackintosh of that Ilk, Alexander Canning of Alloy, John Duff of Cubin, Robert Grant of Detachable, Margaret Grant of Lochiechulls (widow of John Rose of Wester Alves), Peter Rose (eldest lawful son), Daniel Macqueen of Currieburgh, William Macqueen of Cluny, Alexander Cuming of Burntack, Alexander Tulloch (surgeon in Forres), John Falconer in Galeside, Charles Earl of Murray, and Lauchlan Dunbar, 'now of Dunphaill, eldest lawfull son and apparent heir of the said deceast David Dunbar of Dumphaill and his tutors and curators and the tutors and curators of such of the other defenders as are minors'. *Dunphail is variously spelt 'Dumphail', 'Dumphaill', and 'Dunphail'. It is located in Morayshire close to Carnach about 10 miles south of Forres.

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        Wahre Abbildung der Kayserlich- und Lands-Fürstlichen Haubt Stadt Graz, wie selbst von Unter gegen Auf Gang zu sehen ist.". Kupferstich von Andreas Trost. Aus: "Georg J. von Deyerlsperg: Erb-Huldigung . Kayser, Carolo dem Sechsten . Von denen gesamten Steyrischen Landt-Ständen Den sechsten Julii 1728."

      Graz, Widmannstätter, 1740 - Nebehay-W. 144, 4. - Klassische Ansicht des 18. Jahrhunderts mit Blick auf Graz gegen Westen. Linke Blatthälfte mit kräftigerem Abdruck. - *** Matthäus TRUPPE * Stubenberggasse 7 * A-8010 GRAZ *** - Sprache: Deutsch Gewicht in Gramm: 2000

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        FRANKEN. - Oberfranken. - Karte. "Tabulae Principatus Brandenburgico = Culmbacensis sive Baruthini Pars Superior".

      - Altkol. Kupferstich von J.A. Riediger bei M. Seutter, um 1740, 57 x 49,5 cm. Thieme-Becker XXVIII, 323 (Riediger): "Gerühmt wird das künstler. Beiwerk auf seinen Karten, Wappen, Kartuschen u. allegor. Darstellgn." - Die grenzkolorierte Karte zeigt das Gebiet um Bayreuth, Kulmbach, Hof und Wunsiedel. Mit einer altkolorierten, figürlichen Kartusche. - Gerahmt.

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        Histoire de l'origine et des prémiers progrés de l'Imprimerie.

      A La Haye, Chez la Veuve Le Vier et Pierre Paupie, 1740, due parti rilegate in un volume in-4to (cm. 20,5 x 26) legatura in cartonato coevo, pp. XII-118-152, frontespizio stampato in rosso e nero con vignetta incisa in rame al centro raffigurante la musa protettrice degli stampatori. Una importante storia delle origini e degli sviluppi della stampa a cura di un celebre editore e libraio di Parigi. Quantunque Marchand mescoli fatti, storia, aneddoti ed errori in modo alquanto singolare, l'opera rimane comunque di notevole interesse per le sue innumerevoli citazioni. Le note, infatti, costituiscono almeno tre quarti del testo, e forniscono utili informazioni riguardanti le prime fonti sulla storia della stampa e le controversie tra le varie nazioni nel reclamare la paternità di questa fondamentale scoperta. Il testo comprende le marche tipografiche di alcuni dei primi stampatori oltre ad un elenco delle prime date di stampa nelle varie città europee. Bigmore & Wyman II - 22; Dorbon 1581;Graesse IV - 383.

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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

      Printed for John Osborn at the Golden Ball in Pater-Noster Row, MDCCXL, London 1740 - [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 [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Eene Uitlegginge van den Sendbrief van Paulus den Apostel aen de Hebreen. Uit het Engels vertaelt, door Simon Commenicq.

      Rotterdam, Nikolaas Topyn 1740/1738/1734/1733 - 4 delen, (titelprent met verklaring, 14) 1093 (8), (16) 1060 (37), (12) 1293 (38), (10) 554 (32) p. Origineel Leer met ribben, goudbestempeld, 4° (De bovenkant van de ruggen van deel 1 en 4 zijn wat sleets.)

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

      First edition, [22], [2]pp., with the final advert leaf, engraved frontispiece, lightly soiled, disbound."Mother Shipton was Ursula Southill (or Sowthiel, or Southiel), the incredibly ugly daughter of Agatha Southill, known locally herself as a powerful witch. She is supposed to have been born in a cave at Dropping Well, Knaresborough, Yorkshire, in 1488, and because of her unfortunate appearance and reputed powers, was widely rumoured to be the child of Satan. Sometime about 1512, she married a wealthy builder from York named Tobias Shipton. She soon attained considerable notoriety throughout England as "The Northern Prophetess," and her prognostications received great public attention, were printed in pamphlets, and were widely distributed."-James Randi, An Encyclopedia of Claims, Frauds, and Hoaxes of the Occult and Supernatural, 1995.

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        Le véritable messager boîteux. Almanach historique, nommé le Messager boiteux. Contenant des observations astrologiques sur chaque mois, le cours du soleil & de la lune...

      1740 - 1879. ____ Collection de 55 almanachs de 1740 à 1879. Livres populaires, vendus par des colporteurs, imprimés sur un papier de mauvaise qualité et pratiquement jamais reliés à l'époque, ils sont aujourd'hui rares. Chaque volume porte un frontispice gravé sur bois, qui montre toujours un porteur de nouvelles unijambiste, qui remet une lettre à un groupe de personnages. Ces frontispices et ces titre sont un peu différents selon les années et les villes de publication, L'illustration comprend plusieurs bois gravés dans le texte dont un dépliant montrant des événements historiques, des faits divers, des anecdotes curieuses, des découvertes, etc... Chaque almanach contient en début de volume un calendrier, le plus souvent imprimé en noir et rouge, avec une liste des foires, et souvent des indications de culture et de jardinage, et aussi des prévisions météorologiques. La plus grosse production du "Messager boîteux" eut lieu entre les années 1780 et 1860, dans une aire géographique limitée : Suisse, Alsace, Lorraine, Rhénanie, Franche-Comté. Cette collection contient les années suivantes (et lieux d'impression) : 1753 (Bâle) - 1759 (Bâle) - 1776 (Bâle) - 1780 (Bâle) - 1782 (Vevey) - 1792 (Bâle) - 1798 (En Suisse) - 1803 (Bâle) - 1810 (En Suisse) - 1816 (Besançon) - 1817 (Montbéliard) - 1817 (Besançon) - 1818 (Montbéliard, 2 tirages différents de la même année sont reliés ensembles) - 1819 (Montbéliard) - 1820 (Vevey) - 1821 (Vevey) - 1822 (Vevey) - 1823 (Vevey) - 1824 (Montbéliard) - 1825 (Vevey) - 1827 (Vevey) - 1828 (Montbéliard) - 1828 (Montbéliard) - 1829 (Vevey) -1829 (Montbéliard, relié avec le précédent) - 1830 (Montbéliard) - 1831 (Vevey) - 1832 (Vevey) - 1833 (Vevey) - 1836 (Vevey) - 1837 (Vevey) - 1838 (Strasbourg) - 1839 (Vevey) - 1841 (Vevey) - 1841 (Strasbourg) - 1843 (Vevey) - 1844 (Vevey) - 1846 (Vevey) - 1848 (Strasbourg) - 1849 (Vevey) - 1851 (Vevey) - 1852 (Vevey) - 1853 (Vevey) - 1855 (Vevey) - 1857 (Vevey) - 1858 (Vevey) - 1859 (Vevey) - 1867 (Vevey) - 1878 (Strasbourg) - 1879 (Strasbourg). Plus 4 volumes, portant un titre différent, mais tout à fait semblables au "Messager boîteux" et publiés par les mêmes imprimeurs : - Le Nouvel Anabaptiste, ou l'agriculteur-pratique. 1832 (Montbéliard) - Almanach historique, nommé le postillion. 1740 (Bâle) et 1798 (Bâle). - Almanach nouveau et historique nommé le marchand de nouvelles. 1755 (Bâle). Le volume de 1830, imprimé à Montbéliard, porte le titre suivant "Le grand messager boîteux des cinq parties du monde". Il est illustré par une planche dépliante coloriée à l'époque. Divers défauts, avec quelques déchirures et manques de papier ici ou là. Pour l'année 1753 une vignette a été découpée sur le titre. Il est très difficile de réunir aujourd'hui une telle collection.***** A collection of 54 almanacs (bound in 52 volumes) from 1740 to 1879. Populars books, sold by peddlers, printed on poor quality paper and almost never bound, they are rare today. Each volume has a wood-engraved frontispiece always showing a one-legged hawker, delivering a letter. Frontispices and titles are different along the years and cities of publication. It is illustrated with several woodcuts in the text including a folding plate showing historical events, crime stories, curious anecdotes, discoveries, etc ... Each almanac contains at the beginning, a calendar, usually printed in black and red, with a list of fairs, and often advices for farming and gardening, as well as weather forecasts. The biggest production of the "Messager boîteux" took place between 1780 and 1860 in a limited geographical area: Switzerland, Alsace, Lorraine, Rhineland, Franche-Comté. This collection contains the years, (and places of printing) : 1753 (Bâle) - 1759 (Bâle) - 1776 (Bâle) - 1780 (Bâle) - 1782 (Vevey) - 1792 (Bâle) - 1798 (En Suisse) - 1803 (Bâle) - 1810 (En Suisse) - 1816 (Besançon) - 1817 (Montbéliard) - 1817 (Besançon) - 1818 (Montbéliard, 2 differents issues of the same year are bound together) - 1819 (Montbéliard) - 1820 (Vevey) - 1821 (Vevey) - 1822 (Vevey) - 1823 (Vevey) - 1824 (Montbéliard) - 1825 (Vevey) - 1827 (Vevey) - 1828 (Montbéliard) - 1828 (Montbéliard) - 1829 (Vevey) -1829 (Montbéliard, bound with the former) - 1830 (Montbéliard) - 1831 (Vevey) - 1832 (Vevey) - 1833 (Vevey) - 1836 (Vevey) - 1837 (Vevey) - 1838 (Strasbourg) - 1839 (Vevey) - 1841 (Vevey) - 1841 (Strasbourg) - 1843 (Vevey) - 1844 (Vevey) - 1846 (Vevey) - 1848 (Strasbourg) - 1849 (Vevey) - 1851 (Vevey) - 1852 (Vevey) - 1853 (Vevey) - 1855 (Vevey) - 1857 (Vevey) - 1858 (Vevey) - 1859 (Vevey) - 1867 (Vevey) - 1878 (Strasbourg) - 1879 (Strasbourg). Plus 4 volumes, with a different title, but similar to the "Messager boîteux" and published by the same printers : - Le Nouvel Anabaptiste, ou l'agriculteur-pratique. 1832 (Montbéliard) - Almanach historique, nommé le postillion. 1740 (Bâle) et 1798 (Bâle). - Almanach nouveau et historique nommé le marchand de nouvelles. 1755 (Bâle). The 1830 volume has the following title : "Le grand messager boîteux des cinq parties du monde". It has a folding plate contemporary coloured. Various defects, with some tears and loss of paper here and their. A woodcut has been cut off on the title of the copy of 1753. It is quite difficult to gather today such a collection. 55 reliés en 53 volumes petit in-4. Collation : Cartonnages modernes.

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        Carte des Isles de Maiorque Minorque et Yvice dediée a M. le Comte de Maurepas.

      1740. Incisione in rame, mm 410x570, colore d'epoca. Bella carta con due riquadri, uno dei quali con un particolare di Mahon e l'altro del Mediterraneo occidentale. Ottime condizioniCopper engraving, mm 410x570, original color. Decorative map of the Balearic islands wtih two insets showing the western Mediterranean sea and Mahon port. Very good condition.

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        Bibliotheca Botanica, sive Catalogus Auctorum et Librorum, qui de re Botanica, de Medicamentis ex Vegetabilibus paratis. de Re Rustica, & de Horticultura tractant... Accessit Bibliotheca Botanica Jo. Ant. Bumaldi, seu potius Ovidii Montalbani Bononiensis nec non auctuarium in Bibliothecam Botanicam CL. Seguierii opera Laur.Theod. Gronovii.

      Lugduni Batavorum, C. Haak, 1740 [err. for 1760]. 3 parts in one volume. 4to (245 x 190 mm). pp. 16, 450; 66 [recte 74]; 65, (7). Contemporary mottled calf, spine in 6 compartments, richly gilt with red gitl lettered label. Second edition of this important botanical bliography. This second edition has as a third part Gronovius' 'Auctarium in Bibliothecam Botanicam'. /"This 'Auctarium' was issued 'fere semper' (Pritzel) together with the 1760 reisssue of Séguier's ' Bibliotheca botanica'. We know of no separtae copies, but Pritzel's statement seems to imply that they occur. Dryander (Cat. Banks 3: 7) cites the book as an independant entry. Laurens Theodooor Gronovius was the son of Jan Frederik Gronovius (1690-1762), the well-known Leiden patron of Linnaeus" (Stafleu & Cowan)./ Séguier's work is divided into three sections, devoted respectively to floras, medical botany, and horticultural works. Full transcriptions of the title pages are given, along with place of publication, publisher, size, and occasionally notes on contents and a note on the library consulted. Periodical publications are also included, and extensive side notes detail reviews, critical commentaries, etc./'The coverage of the book is excellent, due to the fact that Séguier saw an unusual number of libraries on his European tour. He furthermore consulted as many catalogues of private libraries as possible. With the major Paris and London libraries accounted for, with the information obtained from Gronovius in Holland, and his careful scanning of the literature, Séguier achieved a very high degree of coverage' (Stafleu). Séguier also reprinted Montalbanus' botanical bibliography, which was published in 1657, under the pseudonym of Bumaldus. This work gives detailed coverage of the writings of Adrovandi, whose pupil Montalbanus had been, along with extensive and fulsome coverage of the writings, published and unpublished, of Montalbanus.//First 16 pages and the last 4 pages with some clear waterstaining and browning.//Provenance: Signature of the Italian botanist G.B. Balbis on free endpaper.//Stafleu & Cowan 11.624.

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        Nicolaus Sandersonus. A.M. Matheseos professor Cantabrigiae & R.S.S. J. Vanderbanck pinx t . An o . 1719 pro Martino Folkes, Arm o . Cui hanc tabulam humillimè D.D.D. Price 2 Shill. Johannes Faber

      Price 2 Shill. Sold by Faber at the Golden Head in Bloomsbury Square : c. 1740 : London : Single sheet mezzotint portrait, image and platemark 350 x 250mm; sheet 410 x 309mm. A good strong impression. : This fine mezzotint was executed around 1740, at the time of the posthumous publication of Saunderson's Algebra. Since the book was published for the benefit of his widow, she probably also had the profits from the sale of the mezzotint. John Faber was a prolific artist and master of mezzotint. 'His works are especially important, as so extensively illustrating the portrait art of England, between the time of Kneller and that of Reynolds' (Chaloner Smith p. 300).

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        Gründliche Nachricht von dem an die Stadt Lübeck Anno 1359 verpfändeten Dominio et Advocatia oder Herrschaft und Vogtey Möllen, aus Original-Diplomatibus und Uhrkunden völlig erwiesen.

      o.O. o.Dr. 1740 - Folio (23x33 cm). 144 S., 1 Faltkarte, 276 S. (Urkunden), 1 Bl., 8 Kupfer-Tafeln, 14 S. (Anhang), 10 S. (Additamentum), 2 Kupferkarten (komplett!). Privater marmor. Pappband im Stil des 18. Jh., m. kalligraphischem Rückenschild (innen gelegentlich leicht stockfleckig, sonst sehr gut erhalten). * Holzm.-B. III,5968; Kat. Schlesw.-Holst. 799. Die Freie Reichsstadt Lübeck hatte von den Herzögen zu Lauenburg im Jahre 1359 die Herrschaft und das Amt Mölln im Hzm. Lauenburg für 9737 lübische Mark als Pfand übernommen und in den folgenden Zeiten eine Rückgabe verweigert. Deshalb hat schließlich König Georg II. von Großbritannien (der in Personalunion auch Kurfürst von Braunschweig-Lüneburg und damit Herzog von Lauenburg war), vor dem Reichskammergericht in Wetzlar einen Prozeß angestrengt, um Mölln zurückzuerhalten. Zuvor hatten untreue lauenburgische Beamte (die daraufhin in Lübeck mit Senatorposten belohnt wurden) wichtige Akten nach Lübeck verbracht, wodurch die Herzöge von Lauenburg in erhebliche Beweisnot gerieten. Im vorliegenden Buch, das von großbritannisch-hannoverscher Seite veranlaßt wurde, sind nun erstmals die betreffenden, teils aus Abschriften rekonstruierten Urkunden (in lateinischer, deutscher und niederdeutscher Sprache) im Wortlaut abgedruckt, außerdem wird die Abfolge der beiderseitigen Argumentation dargelegt. Die Lage der Herrschaft Mölln und der Vogtei Mölln mit den zugehörigen Orten und Ländereien wird ausführlich beschrieben. Die Kupfertafeln zeigen: "Carte das Vogtey-Amt Möllen vorstellend" (altkolorierter gefalt. Kupferstich 44 x 30 cm, mit der Region bis Trittau, Lübeck, Schaalsee, Siebeneichen, Schwarzenbek, in Bildmitte Mölln; mit farbiger Differenzierung sämtlicher Enklaven); 7 Kupfertafeln mit zahlr. Siegelabbildungen, 1 gefalt. Kupfertafel mit Facsimile einer Urkunde; 2 blattgroße Kupferstichkarten (18 x 23 cm) der Gegend um Gr. Schenkenberg (südwestl. Lübeck zwischen Trave und Stecknitz; gestochen vom Göttinger Universitätskupferstecher G. D. Heumann). Das Additamentum (=Beigabe) enthält Richtigstellungen zu der fehlerhaften Karte des Landes Sadelbande (=südl. Teil des Hzm. Lauenburg), die kurz zuvor von Lübecker Seite (u.a. mit falscher Grenzziehung am "Flüßlein Grinau") herausgegeben worden war. Dazu dienen die beiden Kupferstichkarten, die 1. die "Lübeckische Vorstellung" wiedergeben und 2. "wie diese würklich und in der Wahrheit aussiehet". [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Neraïr et Melhoé, conte ou histoire. Ouvrage orné de disgressions.

      Paris? Chez rue a l'enseigne, 1740. Two volumes, small octavo; contemporary French mottled calf, spines gilt compartments with double labels. Very scarce: the probable first edition of this utopian romance, which is missed by most of the standard bibliographers.This strange mix of the utopian and the fairy-tale is set on the Island of Zinzinard three thousand years ago. Showing a very strong awareness of precedents in the imaginary voyage, Zinzinard is set mid way between Utopia and the land of the Sevarambes.Recent research by Ray Howgego has deepened our understanding of the history of this work: the author is thought to have been Henri Barthélemy de Blanes (c.1707-1754) was born in the Auvergne and was mestre de camp of a cavalry regiment; nothing more is known of him, our only source of information being a passing mention in volume 47 of Charles-Joseph Mayer's, Le Cabinet des Fées (1786). However, authorship of Neraïr et Melhoë remains uncertain, and more than twenty-five years were to pass before any name would be associated with the book, beginning with Catalogue des Livres provenans de la Bibliothèque de M.L.D.D.L.V., vol. 2 (Paris, 1767). The recently published Correspondance de Madame de Graffigny: 23 octobre 1744 - 10 septembre 1745 contains several references to the book, but Françoise de Gaffigny, novelist and playwright, laments her ignorance of the author, stating only that he is 'a friend of Ponteval' [Antoine de Fériol, comte de Pont-de-Veyle]. An alternative attribution frequently made to the theatre historian Claude Parfaict (1701?-1777) seems unlikely. Parfaict wrote nothing of a similar nature, and it appears that the sole source of this perpetuated mis-attribution is a librarian's note in the Catalogue des Livres de la Bibliothèque de Feu M. de Lamoignon, published in 1791.The unusual imprint of the work, together with the relatively incomplete listings available, has led to some confusion over both dates and authorship. The original date of publication is unknown, the publisher's imprint telling us only that it was in 'l'an de l'âge de l'auteur, LX' which itself throws suspicion on De Blanes who died at forty-seven. Le Cabinet des Fées dates the book to 1759, but the Graffigny correspondence clearly indicates that the book was in widespread circulation around 1744, which is probably closer to the date of publication. The journal Die Neue Europäische Fama first lists it in 1746. A now very rare German translation appeared at Bremen and Leipzig in 1747 as Der Stutzer nach der Mode [the follower of fashion?], and a second French edition of two volumes in one can be dated precisely to 1748. Another edition of two volumes in one was printed under the title Le Miroir, ou histoire griguenodine with the false imprint 'Venise' [Venice]. It is known that in 1749 all copies of this "Venise" edition were seized by the state and the bookseller Vente imprisoned in the Bastille. Any remaining copies, only two of which could be found, are overstamped with a government 'health warning'. It is also significant that the 1748 edition was printed in duodevicesimo (18o), which is usually a fair indication that the book had by then gone 'underground'.With the bookplate of Robert Garrisson. Some wear to extremities.

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        Le fourbe puni, ou le duel des rivales. [Ensemble] Lettres infernales et Les tisons

      First edition, rare. The second book is also the first edition, adorned with a frontispiece representing the devil handing a letter to a gentleman. Full Calf blond contemporary. Back tooled raised. Part of title in red morocco. A tear p. 127. Caps slightly threadbare. Excellent small anonymous novel, typical in its construction and writing of the first half of the eighteenth century, which narrates the encounter between a gentleman and a duelist, the largest woman he had ever seen; it will eventually tell her story of love and give an explanation for this curious duel. The second book, satirical, denounces and ridicules critical number of subjects with a biting tone for the strange. Some references seem abstruse hidden. --- Please note that the translation in english is done automatically, we apologize if the formulas are inaccurate. Contact us for any information! S.n. ; Aux enfers S.l. 1740 in-12 (9,5x16,7cm) (2) 181pp. ; (4) 123pp. relié

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