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2010-05-01 11:45:00
WILLIAMSON, JOHN
London: J Hodges, 1740. London: J Hodges. Worn condition. Leather worn - external joint split with text block split in two. Frontis and fep missing. Some foxing, affecting the plates to varying degrees. Bookplate to front paste-down. 1740. First Edition. Brown hardback leather cover. 180mm x 110mm (7" x 4"). viii, 318pp + index. Three folding copper plates of fishing scenes and catches. At one time used by Matthew Phillips for handwriting practice in 1796, though beautifully executed he has used of the rear endpaper and the reverse of all of the plates to practice his name. .
Bookseller: Barter Books [United Kingdom]
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2010-04-29 21:17:06
PIOZZI, HESTER LYNCH THRALE (1741-1841; writer; friend of Dr. Johnson). [ & BURNEY, FANNY ]:
"Mr. Tasker has written some verses for Johnson in which he compares him with Venus! - a palpable Blunder Sir ! as Boswell says when he mimics him" & "No Frank can I get as I can see no member either of Parliament or even of Society, they will all come together presently tho' & confound me. God bless you my Dear & do write, & give my best Regards to Mr. Crisp always - & do eats wings of chicken, & make Fun, there's nothing like it ! adieu". * William Tasker (1740-1800; Poet & Antiquary); Samuel Crisp (1707-1783; Playwright; Fanny Burney's dear second 'Daddy' whilst she his dear 'Fannikin'). Laid down together on an album leaf , overall 7 x 3 ¼ inches. With, laid-down below, an address panel in her hand "Miss Burney at Mr. Hamilton's. Chessington near Kingston, Surrey". This inscribed in another, early, hand "Mrs. Thrale". With, laid-down below, another autograph note, unsigned, in the hand of Frances (Fanny) Burney, Madame D'Arblay (1752-1840; writer): "A large party here have all some separate small grievance; but all think their own of profound importance, though they see with quickness, derision, & contempt the futility of similar little chagrins or inconveniences in the neighbours". Inscribed in another, early, hand "Miss Burney, Mad. D'Arblay". This 4 ½ x 3 inches. Provenance: from a 19th Century album compiled by Maria Burrard, a 2nd cousin of Caroline Anne Southey.
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2010-04-26 08:34:28
LE SAGE, Alain René (1668-1747)
Amsterdam: Aux dépens de la Compagnie, 1740. Fifth Edition, avec Figures. Full Calf. Fine. A superb set, magnificent on the shelf, collated and complete in four volumes. Small 8vo's: [10], 394; [4], 336; [2], 368; [2], 352pp. Contemporary full mottled calf, the spine in six compartments, richly gilt, divided by raised bands, with lettering pieces in fawn and brown; marbled end papers, all edges stained red, green silk page markers, title pages in red and black, with 32 full-page copper-engraved plates. Virtually pristine, inside and out. OCLC Number: 30535548. A masterpiece of the picaresque with wide-ranging influence: Jonathan Swift refers to it in his 'Directions to Servants' of 1731, with recommendations on how servants might take most advantage of their masters. And in a letter to William Dean Howells, dated July 5, 1875, Mark Twain reports just completing the manuscript for 'The Adventures of Tom Sawyer' and deciding against taking Tom into adulthood—to do so, he says, "would be fatal . . . in any shape but autobiographically—like Gil Blas. Gil Blas was written in French between 1700 and 1730. The adventures of its hero are described from naive youth through cunning servant to landed proprietor and nobleman. Though nominally set in Spain, it is in fact French through and through.
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2010-04-12 03:26:54
Prior Matthew
London: Printed for the Editor, 1740. First Edition. Illustrated with superb engraved frontispiece, and engraved tail pieces throughout. 8vo, original polished calf of the period, the covers with double gilt fillet lines at the borders, the spine with fine glt decoated panel desings incorporating large central ornamental devices, within compartments separated by raised bands gilt tooled, red calf label gilt within raised bands of the spine. [viii], [iv], 380, [xcv] pp. A fine and very pleasing, clean, unpressed and crisp copy of this handsomely printed work. Entirely unsophisticated with some light evidence of shelving at the foot of the spine. RARE IN THIS STATE AND CONDITION. A beautifully printed work and an important posthumous collection, including many poems not previously published; the editor was John Bancks (or Banks), who has signed the dedication. The section at the end consists of commendatory verses, and translations from Tibullus and Ovid. Later in the year these sheets were re-issued as Vol. II in a two-volume collection, also entitled Miscellaneous Works; but they were first issued separately, as here, because the first volume was not yet ready.
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2010-04-08 08:29:56
Benard direxit
Paris, 1740. Copper engraved map printed on laid paper. 32.7 x 44.6 cm with margins. Some closed marginal tears, one which enters the top margin of the map.Pinted for a general history of voyages, c. 1740. RM.146424 Carte de l'Amérique méridionale pour l'Histoire de l'Amérique / par le Dr. Robertson ; Benard direx. Institut Cartografic de Catalunya. pour l'Histoire de l'Amérique par le Dr. Robertson.
Bookseller: Antipodean Books, Maps & Prints [U.S.A.]
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2010-04-06 17:14:33
MOLL, Herman (1654-1732)
London: J. Bowles, P. Overton, T. Bowles, John King, 1740. Hand-coloured engraving. Repaired loss to bottom left corner outside neat line with facsimile border. Trimmed to platemark in places in top margin. Three vertical creases where map was folded into atlas. Multiple creases parallel to center fold. Splits in vertical folds have been rebacked. A superb map of France during the reign of Louis XV This large, marvellous Moll map of France bears his distinctive style and the fruits of his diligence. There is a lengthy, alphabetical index of more than 280 towns giving their distances from Paris as well as names and locations of passes through the Pyrenees. The source for this information was Nicolas de Fer. The depiction of France itself includes the roads and the distances from point to point on those roads in leagues, a relatively new feature in maps. Also noted, by a sword and date, are battle sites in which the English were involved or "mentioned in History" as he puts it. The cartouche includes two emblematic figures dressed for battle, one, Bacchus perhaps, the god of wine, and one loosely draped in a cloth adorned with fleur-de-lys who seems to represent French Royalty and, indirectly, French culture.
Bookseller: Donald Heald Rare Books [U.S.A.]
2010-03-31 09:26:33
Du Cerceau, Jean-Antoine, Pere (1670-1730)
London : Printed For R. Griffiths, And G. Woodfall, [1740?], 1740. 1st Edition. Physical desc. : viii, 280p. ; 12°. Referenced by: English Short Title Catalog, ESTCN22044. Subject: Rienzo, Cola di, d. 1354. Rome (Italy) - History - 476-1420. [Spine title: Conspiracy of Gabrini]. "'Written by Father Cerceau .. And found at his death among his papers. ' The ms. As delivered to the original editor, Pierre Brumoy, lacked the first 68 pages, which he supplied, publishing the whole in 1733. Title edges browned. Finely bound in modern aniline calf over marble boards. Raised bands with a dark morocco gilt-blocked label. Spine compartments uniformly tooled in gilt. An exceptional copy - scans and additional bibliographic detail on request.
Bookseller: MW Books Ltd.
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2010-03-27 19:52:26
Barba, Alvaro Alonso
For J. Hodges, London, 1740. Metals; Mines; 18th Century; frontis; 12mo 7" - 7½" tall; [16], 319, [2] pages; Barba, Alvaro Alonso. A COLLECTION OF SCARCE AND VALUABLE TREATISE UPON METALS, MINES AND MINERALS [vols I and II, TWO BOOKS BOUND IN ONE CT]. Mid 19th-Century cloth; spine neatly repaired. Slightly dusty. Frontis. Some internal spotting & dust staining. 1740 second edition is in Ferguson 1: 170; Hoover 226; Kress S3591; and in Palau: 23632, 23633. Graphic of book exterior also available. [Attributes: Hard Cover]
Bookseller: poor man's books (mrbooks) IOBA [Vineland, NJ, U.S.A.]
2010-03-25 12:57:02
Seale, R.W. delin et sculp
Bookseller: Antipodean Books, Maps & Prints [U.S.A.]
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2010-03-23 21:14:07
[Marchand, Prosper]
La Haye: La Veuve Le Vier et Pierre Paupie, 1740. La Haye: La Veuve Le Vier et Pierre Paupie, 1740. (HISTORY OF PRINTING) First edition. 4to. Engraved allegorical frontispiece by Schley. 2 parts in one volumes. Contemporary calf, rebacked, original spine laid down and preserving the original endpapers with notes in a contemporary hand on flyleaf. Some slight foxing and toning, otherwise a very handsome copy. Bigmore & Wyman II, p. 22 . Printed by Prosper Marchand, a Huguenot publisher and journalist who fled France in 1709, the work appeared at the 300th anniversary of the invention of printing. Marchand writes that he produced the book "a la sollicitation de quelques amis qui ont cru que le troisiËme jubile ou la troisiËme annEe sEculaire, de l'imprimerie, reveilleroit infailliblement la curiositE du publique touchant l'origine de ce bel art [at the request of some friends who believed that the third jubilee, or the tercentenary of printing, would infallibly wake the public curiosity concerning the origin of this beautiful art]." The allegorical frontspiece by J.V. Schley show Minerva and Mercury, descending from Heaven, granting the gift of printing to Germany who in turn gives it to England, Holland, France, and Italy. Ex libris of Docteur Laloy pasted to the verso of the front flyleaf and his signature to the title pge. A long manuscript note in an eighteenth century hand giving biographical details of Marchand's life is penned to the recto of the front flyleaf. Pasted in at the botton of the final text page of the second book is a second unidentified alle … [Click Below for Full Description]
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2010-03-23 21:14:07
(History of Printing) [Marchand, Prosper]
La Haye: La Veuve Le Vier et Pierre Paupie, 1740. First edition. Engraved allegorical frontispiece by Schley. 2 parts in one volumes. 1 vols. 4to. Contemporary French mottled calf, gilt spine, marbled endpapers. Upper joint starting at bottom, and apart from some minor toning, this is a lovely, unsophisticated copy in contemporary dress. Printed by Prosper Marchand, a Huguenot publisher and journalist who fled France in 1709, the work appeared at the 300th anniversary of the invention of printing. Marchand writes that he produced the book "a la sollicitation de quelques amis qui ont cru que le troisième jubile ou la troisième année séculaire, de l'imprimerie, reveilleroit infailliblement la curiosité du publique touchant l'origine de ce bel art [at the request of some friends who believed that the third jubilee, or the tercentenary of printing, would infallibly wake the public curiosity concerning the origin of this beautiful art]." The allegorical frontspiece by J.V. Schley show Minerva and Mercury, descending from Heaven, granting the gift of printing to Germany who in turn gives it to England, Holland, France, and Italy.
Bookseller: James Cummins Bookseller
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2010-03-21 21:47:13
Thomasius, Christian (1655-1728)
Francofurt et Lipsiae: (Renger), 1740. Small octavo, [4 leaves] (beginning with title), 166 pp, library book plates, general age toning, small ink smear at bottom of title, parchment covered boards darkened and lightly soiled, still sound and good. Photos available upon request. [Attributes: Hard Cover]
Bookseller: Zubal-Books [Cleveland, OH, U.S.A.]
2010-03-16 06:58:23
Orville, Pierre d'
Amstelaedami: Apud Adrianum Wor & Haeredes Gerardi, 1740. 8vo (22.7 cm, 9"). Added engr. title-page, [18], 291, [1] pp. Sole edition of these neo-Latin poems, written by the brother of noted classical scholar Jacques Philippe d'Orville. The volume is illustrated with a mythic-themed, copper-engraved added title-page and head- and tailpiece vignettes done by A. vander Laan. All the engravings are gorgeous, and some extend almost to a half page in size. The main title-page is printed in black and red. Most of the poetry here is "occasional" — there are several epithalamia as well as elegies and odes honoring various "noble youths" and such figures as Pieter Burmann, Hadrian Reland, and the author's brother Jacque Philippe. Some works celebrate (and are in the styles of) the great ancient Latin poets; at least one, and the longest, is explicitly (Christian) religious; two are in Greek. Uncommon: OCLC and NUC Pre-1956 find only four U.S. holdings. Brunet 13064. Contemporary vellum, covers framed and panelled in blind with blind-tooled central lozenge, spine with hand-inked title; front cover slightly warped, binding dust-soiled. Front pastedown institutionally rubber-stamped. Scattered spots of light to moderate foxing. Errata (final page) lined through in ink.
Bookseller: SessaBks, A Division of the Philadelphia
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2010-03-13 11:33:27
De La Hode[pseud ] (attributed to La Motte, Yves Joseph / Also Attributed to La Martiniere, Bruzen De)
Frankfurt am Main & Basel: Francois Varrentrapp & Jean Christ, 1740. Frankfurt am Main & Basel: Francois Varrentrapp & Jean Christ. 1740. F First Edition Collectible. H Full Calf. Very Good. 6 volumes, complete as issued, 1740-1743. Uniformly bound in period speckled French calf, spines with raised bands, contrasting red and green morocco labels, and gilt floral tooling; marbled endpapers; edges stained red (some overall wear; some rubbing to corners; cracking to hinges; occasional staining to bindings; and some minor chipping to headbands, etc.). Not to be confused with the 5-volume set issued (also in 1740) bearing the imprint of the Hague.
Bookseller: Vashon Island Books [U.S.A.]
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2010-03-08 22:02:07
Homann, Johann Baptist:
Nuremberg, c. 1740. Map. Copper engraving, 49 x 57.5 cms, original hand-colour, blank verso. Originally issued c. 1710, ours is a later state, re-engraved to correctly show California as a peninsular. The “unknown northern coast” has been sketched in to the north west and identified with the conjectural Terra van Eso.
Bookseller: Tim Bryars Ltd
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2010-03-05 12:12:10
Altkolorierte Kupferstich-Karte mit Grenz- und Flächenkolorit bei Matthäus Seutter, Augsburg, ohne Jahr (ca. 1740).. Ca. 46,5 x 54 cm (Darstellung), ca. 53 x 61,5 cm (Blattformat), ca. 57,5 x 64 cm (Rahmenaußenmaß).. Links unten Titelkartusche mit Wappen. Zeigt das Nürnberger Gebiet zwischen Cadolzburg im Westen, Schwabach, Hersbruck und Gräfenberg im Norden. Mittig Nürnberg mit Vogelschauansicht, Waldflächen grün koloriert. In gekehlter Goldleiste gerahmt. Rahmen mit winzigen, kaum sichtbaren Abplatzungen.
Bookseller: Antiquariat Rainer Schlicht
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2010-03-03 19:38:38
Occult) [Pluche, Noël Antoine]
Chez la Veuve Estienne, rue S. Jacques à la Vertu, Paris 1740 - Seconde édition. Copper engraved frontispiece and 24 plates by J. P. le Bas on Greek and Egyptian mythological and symbolic themes (all in vol. I). Pp. xxxvii, [2, list of plates and explanation of frontispiece], [1, corrigenda], 518; [4], 496. 2 vols. 12mo. Noel Antoine Pluche (1688-1761) was director of the College of Reims until suspected of opposition to the papal bull 'Unigenitus' (1713) when he was obliged to resign. He wrote the enormously popular Le spectacle de la nature (1732) and is widely known as a popularizer of science. "In the Histoire Pluche restated his opposition to the cosmologies proposed by the physicists . He also attempted to demonstrate that monotheism preceded polytheism" (DSB). "Ouvrage utile à toute personne s'occupant de l'occulte; on y trouve des renseignements précieux. Il est ainsi divisé: le zodiaque, l'écriture symbolique, les céremonies symboliques, la théogonie, la divination, les principes d'alchimie" (Caillet).A curious and fascinating study of mythology, symbol, and the occult, in a very pretty contemporary binding. Cioranescu XVIIIe siecle 50659; Barbier 2916; Caillet 8756 Contemporary mottled French calf. Occasional offsetting to plates. Fine Copper engraved frontispiece and 24 plates by J. P. le Bas on Greek and Egyptian mythological and symbolic themes (all in vol. I). Pp. xxxvii, [2, list of plates and explanation of frontispiece], [1, corrigenda], 518; [4], 496. 2 vols. 12mo
Bookseller: James Cummins Bookseller, ABAA [U.S.A.]
2010-03-02 17:08:41
Cave, Edward
[Np., but likely St. John's Gate, Clerkenwell, London], 1740. Two pages, on recto and verso of upper panel of folded small quarto lettersheet, with address on conjugate. A bit dusty, old repairs to splits along folds (no loss), hinged to a slightly larger sheet of card stock, otherwise about very good. To "Mr. [Lewis] Paul, Birmingham." Cave (1691- 1754), printer and publisher, is best known for his association with Samuel Johnson as a consequence of his capacity as editor/publisher of the GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, and of Johnson's RAMBLER. From the day of Johnson's first visit to St. John's Gate in 1738, they remained friends, and at the end, "Cave died with his hand 'gently pressing' Johnson's" - DNB. In 1740, Cave purchased a machine to spin wool and cotton into thread, and endeavored to set up a mill on Turnmill Creek, a project in which Johnson also took great interest. The recipient of the present letter, Lewis Paul, was the patentee of the machine and was charged with its management. Unfortunately, according to the DNB, the mill "was never brought into proper working order," although Cave tried, again unsuccessfully, to set up another mill at Northampton after 1748, based on Paul's carding cylinder. This letter is symptomatic of some of the frustrations besetting the first endeavor: "I expected to have seen you in Town, or Country, or to have heard from you...but am disappointed...as are several People Cardmakers, & Mechanics, whom I promised should see you in Town, as Mr Warren [i.e. Thomas Warren, the Birmingham printer] gave ground to expect, & so stopt my Journey. A … [Click Below for Full Description]
Bookseller: William Reese Company - Literature ABAA-ILAB [U.S.A.]
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2010-02-25 15:48:33
De Lisle. Covens & Mortier
Bookseller: Antipodean Books, Maps & Prints [US]
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2010-02-19 17:51:30
[Great Britain - George II]:
London: John Baskett, 1740.. Broadside, 12 x 15 inches, laid down on archival paper. Large woodcut royal insignia at head, additional elaborate vignette. Two fold lines intersecting in center. Very good. Expertly matted, and protected with Mylar sheet. A interesting proclamation by George II, encouraging private merchant vessels sailing under the British flag to seize and attack the ubiquitous "enemy" whenever the opportunity should arise in America, including ships, goods, settlements, factories, harbors, forts, castles, etc. Issued in the wake of the brief commercial set-to with Spain, The War of Jenkins' Ear, and clearly intended to preserve and extend Britain's grip on the economically potent colonies, this proclamation is the result of continued attacks by Spanish and French ships on British trading vessels returning from America. Further, the proclamation states that the King hopes that such free license in military ventures will encourage young men to join the King's army and navy. An excellent illustration of the commercial struggle being played in American waters by Europe's leading military powers.
Bookseller: William Reese Company - Americana
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2010-02-17 16:22:31
Bacon, Francis; Mallet, David (Ed. )
London: A. Millar. 4 volume set. 1740, First edition. Latin and English text. 394, (38), 124 / 564 / 586 / 740 pp. Hardcover, small folios. Full contemporary calf, 6 raised bands at spine, leather and gilt labels missing except for volume 2. Boards, spines and hinges are quite dry: front board of all four volumes is loose, but present; rear ones are hanging on by their cords. Though the leather is starting to crack, the spines are sound and holding. Dry, worn leather. Some front endpapers are loose, but all appear to be present. Offsetting to title pages, occasional offsetting throughout text. Clean, unmarked text is still readable. Frontis engravings all in nice condition. Bookplate of Hopwell Hall (probably the estate in Derbyshire) at pastedowns. A sound, complete set priced for a nice rebinding. Digital images available upon request. Good. No Jacket. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]
Bookseller: Common Crow Books [U.S.A.]
2010-02-12 17:43:48
Williamson, John
London: Printed for J. Hodges, at the Looking-Glass on London [Bridge, 1740]. First edition. Frontispiece, 3 folding copperplate engravings, headpieces and tailpieces. viii, 318, [10, index] pp. 1 vols. 12mo. "One of the best of the manuals ..." (Westwood & Satchell). Westwood & Satchell, p. 241; Heckscher 2273. Modern speckled calf. The title leaf is trimmed at bottom with loss of date (Not unusual), fine.
Bookseller: James Cummins Bookseller [USA]
2010-02-11 21:16:40
De Lisle Covens & Mortier
Amsterdam: Covens & Mortier, 1740. Large map focused on Ceylon, inclduing part of South East India. Copper engraved map, a beautiful impression in b&w, as issued. Magnificent cartouche. 57 x 48.5 cm.
Bookseller: Antipodean Books, Maps & Prints [U.S.A.]
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2010-02-04 21:40:54
. Altkolorierter Kupferstich b. Matthäus Seutter in Augsburg, um 1740, 49 x 56 (Bilder zum Artikel auf meiner Homepage, oder bei Anfrage - pictures on my homepage or after request). Kapp, The Printed Maps of Jamaica up to 1825 (in Map Collectors' Circle - Fith Volume), Nr. 56 u. Abb. XXI. - Zeigt die Karibikinsel Jamaika. - Unten rechts große Titelkartusche mit Darstellungen zur Zuckerverarbeitung, Indianern, Schildkröten und Allegorien. - Oben links Meilenzeiger. - Oben rechts Legende. - Sehr dekorativ!
Bookseller: Antiquariat Norbert Haas
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2010-02-02 12:06:37
BOWEN, Emanuel
London: Bowen, Emanuel. unbound. very good. Map. Engraving with color outline. Image measures 14 9/16" x 17 5/16". Scarce antique map of the Atlantic Ocean printed in 1740. It shows the English empirical reaches on a circular projection. Showing the eastern coasts of North and South America, the West Indies, Great Britain, Spain and Portugal and part of France, Morocco and the western coast of Africa. In North America the map names Nova Scotia, New England, New York, Pennsylvania, Maryland, New Jersey, Virginia, North Carolina, South Carolina and Georgia (first recognized as a colony in 1733). In Africa, referred to as "Negroland", the Grain Coast, Gold Coast and Slave Coast are all denoted. The surrounding text describes the the color coding of the map (current and former British possessions), the Treaty of Utrecht (which among other things, detailed the relationship between the French and the British in North America in 1713), a treaty with Sweden in 1720, a list of British settlements in Asia and a description of the Island of St. Helena. Overall foxing and toning, minor wear and chipping to edges. Emanuel Bowen (1714-1767) was an English map engraver who served as Royal Mapmaker to George II of England and Louis XV of France. He was well-regarded for his large, detailed, and accurate maps.
Bookseller: Argosy Book Store, ABAA, ILAB [New York, NY, U.S.A.]
2010-01-31 16:53:10
Amsterdam, Pierre Mortier, [ca. 1740]. . (Graphik #35898). - Gebräunt, stellenw. etw. fleckig u. wasserrandig. Mit Randläsuren bzw. -einrissen, diese hinterlegt. - Dekorative Karte des Rheinlaufs u. der Pfalz mit Neckar, Main, Lahn u. Mosel mit prächtiger großflächiger Kartusche mit allegorischer Figurenstaffage u. Kriegsszenerie. Oben rechts Titelkartusche. - Zu dem Kartographen u. Verleger Nicolas Sanson d'Abbeville (1600-1667), in Frankreich als "Vater der Geographie" bezeichnet, vgl. Meyers Enzykl. Lex., 9. Aufl.
Bookseller: Antiquariat Reinhold Pabel [Germany]
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2010-01-30 21:32:52
Burdon, Capitaine, Translator
Chez Hippolyte-Louis Guerin and Jacques Guerin, Paris, 1740. "Nouvelle Edition". Hardcover, vg- in a fine binding of indeterminate age. The leather boards are a little bowed; spine top chipped; the detached silk ribbon is laid in. Ridges on the spine accomodate actual binding cords, and the marbled endpapers are in the 18th-century style. Fancy giltwork on spine and edges; red chalk page edges (rubbed on top). Pages are very clean and the folding frontispiece plate (showing the parts of a horse, signed 'Lebas F.') is near fine. A manual for horsemen. French text; 91 pp. + 'Table des Matieres' + 'Approbation' and 'Privilege du Roy'. [Attributes: Hard Cover]
Bookseller: PAGE ONE TOO [Albuquerque, NM, U.S.A.]
2010-01-25 15:02:40
KOLB, G
Augustae Vindelicorum, sumptibus Martini Veith, 1740. 2 works in 1 vol. Large 4to (22 x 18 cm). Contemporary marbled calf, spine richly gilt in compartments, with red title-label. Leather sl. rubbed, corners very sl. bumped. Respectively (x),393,(xxix) pp.and (xiv),497,(xxv) pp. With 2 engraved frontispieces. 2 small stamps on first title, otherwise fine copy. Text in Latin
Bookseller: Boekhandel - Antiquariaat Emile Kerssema
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2010-01-24 23:48:39
Martin, Benjamin (1705-1782)
London, : Printed For James Hodges, At The Looking-Glass On London-Bridge. , MDCCXL, 1740, Hardback, Second Edition. Very good copy in the original, full aniline calf. Professionally and period sympathetically re-backed with the original gilt-blocked label retained; very impressively finished. Remains particularly well-preserved overall; tight, bright, clean and strong. ; 513 pages; Physical desc. : viii, 513, [23] p. ; 8°. Subject: Knowledge, Theory of - Early works to 1800. Science - Philosophy - Early works to 1800. With an alphabetical index of the principal matters. Half title: 'Martin's philological library of literary arts and sciences'. With two final advertisement leaves. Signatures: A4 B-2K8 2L4 2M8 (2M8 blank) . Referenced by: ESTC, T10164. 513 pages. Inventory No: 138487.
Bookseller: MW Books Ltd. [Galway, Ireland]
2010-01-23 14:51:33
Homann Heirs:
Nuremberg, c. 1740. Map. Copper engraving, 59.5 x 52.5 cms, original hand-colour, light waterstaining in the left-hand part of the map, left-hand margin trimed close to neatline, blank verso. After Homann's death in 1724 his maps were published by his son, Johann Christoph, and then by the Homann Heirs (his friend Johann Michael Franz and his stepsister's husband Johann Georg Ebersberger), who began adding maps of their own such as this detailed map of China by Haas, which follows the cartography of du Halde and D’Anville.
Bookseller: Tim Bryars Ltd
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2010-01-18 03:49:55
Holland:
Bookseller: BerlinAntiquariat, Karl-Heinz Than [Berlin, Germany]
2009-12-21 16:40:52
CHEYNE, George
1740. CHEYNE, Geo. AN ESSAY ON REGIMEN. TOGETHER WITH FIVE DISCOURSES, MEDICAL, MORAL, AND PHILOSOPHICAL: SERVING TO ILLUSTRATE THE PRINCIPLES AND THEORY OF PHILOSOPHICAL MEDICIN, AND POINT OUT SOME OF ITS MORAL CONSEQUENCES. London: Printed for C. Rivington.and J. Leake, 1740. First edition. xvi + iv + [1] + lxviii + [1] + 344 pp/A2, b8, c3, B8 - F2; B8 - E2, [1], E3-8, F8 - G5, [1], G6-8, I3, [1], I4-8 - N8, [1], O8 - Z4. 8vo., calf with gilt spine with raised bands, gilt double rule to boards. Front board and flyleaf detached with 3/4 inch dark stain. Armorial bookplate to front pastedown. Occasional light soil, else a very good, crisp copy. Dietary regimen (vegetarianism advised); Philosophical Conjectures about the Nature and Qualities of the Original Animal Body and of its Progressive state in its several Stages of Existence; Preference of Vegetable Food; A Philosophical Theory founded on Experiments of the Nature and Laws of Minute Inanimate Bodies, and their Systems, in general; Philosophical Conjectures on Spiritual Nature, and the Human Spirit in Particular; Philosophical Conjectures on Natural Analogy, Its Laws, and Some of its Consequences; abstract of discourses. Errata at end of text on p. 316. With its emphasis on medicine as "an integral part of philosophy" (HH 763) Cheyne relates his philosophy, religion, morals to the practice of medicine. [Attributes: First Edition]
Bookseller: Boston Book Company, Inc. ABAA [Boston, MA, U.S.A.]
2009-12-12 17:45:46
(KILLIGREW, WILLIAM)
Sthlm, L. L. Grefing, 1740. 4:o. (4),80 s. Häftad i senare blått pappomslag med handskriven titel på ryggen och några småfläckar på bakre omslag. Oskuren och delvis ouppskuren. En liten tråkig fläck på titelbladet. Några nedre hörn fuktfläckiga och en reva i nedre marginalen på s. 11. Från Ericsberg. Klemming Sveriges dramatiska litteratur s. 81: "orig. kanske Love and friendship". Skeppsbrott, mord, skendöd, en elak styvmor, förräderi, en deus ex machina i form av tolken Indian-Will, systermord, självmord och en magnifik klagosång av hjälten Falconer som avslutning är en del av ingredienserna i detta drama. William Killigrews (1606-95) "Ormasdes or Love and friendship" trycktes 1664. Andreas Hesselius (1714-62) kallade sig "americanus" då han var född i Nordamerika som son till pastorn i svenska församlingen Andreas Hesselius. Sin mycket fria översättning av Killigrews pjäs har han utökat med några egna noter som bl.a. rör indianernas bruk att tatuera sina kroppar och måla sina ansikten: "En wid namn Zickapinan som var capitain för willarne, wistades ibland de swäska [sic!] wid Christina, hade 2 ormar målade i sitt ansickte och som deras hufwuden möttes i pannan och stiertarne woro hopflatade wid hakan, hölt han denna målningen för en den wackraste." Hesselius skrev stundom under pseudonymen "Angantyr Heidriksson Vinlandsfarare". Han kom till Sverige 1724 och uppehöll sig bl.a. i Uppsala där han blev den förste som undervisade i engelska vid universitetet. Han var även verksam som författare av tillfällighetsvers, "det säkraste och vackraste fall av yrkesskald, som jag ha … [Click Below for Full Description]
Bookseller: Mats Rehnström [SE]
2009-12-11 17:46:41
Occult) [Pluche, Noël Antoine]
Bookseller: James Cummins Bookseller, ABAA [New York, NY, U.S.A.]
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2009-12-09 14:39:47
Bloemaart, Abraham
Amsterdam Reinier & Josua Ottens, 1740. First Edition.. Later 1/2 Leather. Folio - over 12" - 15" tall. 6 [IV]- 166 numbered plates, 9 plates printed in ochre, looking like clair obscur prints. Most full page. Important work in 8 parts to educate painters, engravers, scupltors etc. It gives animals, faces, hands, genre pieces, many plates with multiple figures. Generous margins, superb paper quality. Plain, 1/2 leather with Morocco letterpiece. Condition: Fine.
Bookseller: Quist Antiquarian [Netherlands]
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2009-12-09 13:41:10
PATAROL, Lorenzo
Jo. Baptistam Recurti, Venice, 1740. Third Edition. 8vo. pp. XXXX, 246, 14. Including engraved frontispiece and numerous numismatic portraits of Roman emperors with the text. Title printed in red and black. Bound in contemporary full vellum. A couple of very faint library stamps in the bottom and outer title margins. Pages are generally clean with occasional mild spots of soiling. Small area of staining on the frontispiece. Name and date (or shelf number) printed in an old hand on front paste-down. Patarol's History of Roman, Byzantine and Holy Roman Emperors from Julius Caesar to Carolus VI. Text in Latin. [Lipsius II, p. 307; Cicognara 2961 - lists the first edition of 1702]. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]
Bookseller: Robert McDowell Antiquarian Books [Concord, MA, U.S.A.]
2009-12-07 18:36:24
LIVIUS, Titus || GRONOVIUS, Jac. (Ed.)
Basel, E. & J. R. Thurnisios, Fratres, 1740. 8:o. Engr. extratitle,+ (46),+ 922,+ (69),+ (1 blank),+ 62; 976,+ (59); (2),+ 58,+ 3-1080,+ (80) pp. First title printed in red and black. Some spotting, slight dampstain on lower margin, but overall clean. Uniform contemporary vellum, spines with title printed within black borders, all edges red. Three volumes, the first with exlibris of Christer Ellsén, the other with the exlibris removed. J. A. Gronovius dissertatio is misbound in beginning of volume three instead of at the end. Schweiger I, p. 536. A reprint of Gronovius edition from 1679 and one of the best editions.
Bookseller: Centralantikvariatet [Stockholm, Sweden]
2009-12-03 16:18:57
Schmidt, Johann Jacob
Züllichau: Verlegung des Waysenhauses bey Gottlob Benjamin Frommann, 1740. First edition. Hardcover. vg. 8vo. [28], 862, [70], 134, [2]pp. Original full vellum with title blind-stamped on spine. Decorative initials, head- and tailpieces. Fascinating work on the geography and topography of the Holy Land and surrounding regions based on the Holy Scripture. Illustrated with 15 hand-colored fold-out maps. The work is divided into 6 chapters in which Schmidt gives a detailed description of the history, topography, politics, flora and fauna, and the customs of the inhabitants of the Holy Land and surrounding countries in the Middle East. Some edge wear to binding with some soiling and staining on spine and boards. Bottom of spine slightly bumped and cracked. Ex-libris of previous owners on front- and rear paste-down. Previous owner's inscription and signature on both endpapers, dated 1851. Name of previous owner handwritten on fore page edge. Slight sporadic foxing throughout. Few fold-outs have been repaired with tape on verso. Text in German, Gothic script. Binding in fair, interior and maps in overall very good condition. [Attributes: First Edition]
Bookseller: Eric Chaim Kline - Bookseller [United States]
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2009-11-20 20:48:53
Baxter,Andrew 1686-1750) (but no author given on titlepage)
London: A. Miller first edition in English, 1740. Hardcover. Very Good. Two Volumes octavo calf with 5 raised bands with spine labels in contrasting color to both volumes gilt double rules to covers (tips worn/hinges cracked but covers attached/some scuffing) [16]pp Title & prelims 432pp +[8]pp Titlepage to second volume +contents +395p +[1]p booklist. Second volume with marginal brown stain up to p24 else both volumes crisp and clean and V.G. *A critic of Locke and Berkeley, Baxter was a private tutor, and this book was written for the benefit of his pupils - an interesting glimpse into the teaching methods and curriculum of the 18th century gentleman. It was first printed in Latin in 1738 in a much abreviated form here it has been much enlarged by Baxter.Based on Newton it achieved great popularity.
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2009-11-17 19:19:06
MOLIN, ERIK.
(Rostock), 1740. 8:o. (16),350,(2 blanka) s. Samtida lätt nött hfrbd med guldornerad rygg och upphöjda bind. Stänkta snitt. Ryggen med ytlig spricka i skinnet. Titelbladet med fuktfläck. Inlednings- och avslutningsvis med fuktfläck i inre marginalen. Fint ex. Erik Molin (1709-55) svärmade i unga år för pietistiska ideer och fick under 1730-talet möta mycket kritik från kyrkorådet för skrifter och predikningar. 1734 fråntogs han rätten att predika och en utdragen process mot honom påbörjades. Utan att något straff utdömdes fick ärendet vila till hösten 1735. Molin valde dock att under denna tid nonchalera predikoförbudet. Resultatet blev att han ombades att frivilligt lämna landet, vilket han vägrade. Han sattes i häktesförvar i fyra år och därefter dömdes han till landsförvisning. Han reste bl.a. till Rostock, Altona och Amsterdam och utgav under denna tid ett flertal skrifter, många av dem i försök att få landsförvisningen hävd. "Die wahre und lebendige" är troligen den första skrift han utgav efter att landsförvisningen trätt i kraft.
Bookseller: Mats Rehnström [SE]
2009-10-22 21:58:29
CIBBER, COLLEY (1671-1757)
London; Printed By John Watts For The Author And Sold By W. Lewis, 1740, Hardback, Second Edition. Elaborately blind-tooled contemporary calf, good. Recased in matching modern calf. Raised bands with a red morocco gilt-blocked label, gilt-cross-bands. Very impressively finished. Scans and additional bibliographic detail on request. ; 488 pages; Subjects; Dramatists & Theatrical Managers, English--18th century--Biography. Theater--Great Britain--Early works to 1800. 488 pages. Inventory No: 45419.
Bookseller: MW Books [Ireland]
2009-10-16 01:02:10
[Fillenbaum, Philipp Joseph von]. -
Wien, 26. IV. 1740.. Urkunde auf Pergament. 1 S. Qu.-Folio. Mit angehängtem Siegel.. Ausgestellt im Namen des Wiener Bürgermeisters Johann Adam von Zahlheim (um 1694-1743) zur Verbürgung von Fillenbaums ehelicher Geburt und heiliger Taufe.
Bookseller: Antiquariat Inlibris, Gilhofer Nfg. GmbH
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2009-10-03 13:19:24
Cheyne, George
C. Rivington London: C. Rivington, 1740. Cheyne, George (1671-1743). An essay on regimen. Together with five discourses, medical moral, and philosophical . . . 8vo. [4], xvi, iv, 344pp.; 6 unpaginated part-titles bound between pp. ii-iii (2nd series). London: C. Rivington and J. Leake, 1740. 205 x 132 mm. Paneled calf c. 1740, rebacked, corners rubbed, front free endpaper renewed. Faint dampstains on last 30 leaves, occasional minor spotting. Errata corrected in the margins. Early ownership signature on front pastedown. First Edition. While Cheyne is best know for his works on gout (G-M 4487) and hypochondria (G-M 4840), these were really part of a continuing program of medical writing that stressed moderation in diet and drink and the exploration of aspects of the mind-body relationship. These topics, which occupied Cheyne from the 1720s until his death, made him one of the most widely read English medical writers. A second edition of Cheyne's Regimen was published the same year as the first. DSB. Wellcome II, 339.
Bookseller: Jeremy Norman's Historyofscience.com
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2009-10-02 16:29:14
[Dunton, John]
London: Printed for C. Corbett, opposite St. Dunstan's Church, Fleet Street, n.d. [ca. 1740?]. Later edition of the work first published in 1691, and frequently reprinted since. [2], 2, 84 pp. 1 vols. 8vo. 'some pages have ornaments used by Henry Woodfall and another printer. Woodfall died in 1747 but the work does not look 1750-ish. Possibly the other printer is Woodfall's son, Henry, who began work in 1737. Hence the [1740?] date." (ESTC). Collation, title wording and imprint corresponds to ESTCT110556 (see note below). Later wrappers. Title page a little browned, corners a bit bumped, else very good.
Bookseller: James Cummins Bookseller [USA]
2009-09-29 18:30:56
SEUTTER MATTHÄUS:
1740 1740 - Coloured engraved genealogical tree of the kings of Denmark. Augsburg ca. 1740. 57 x 48 cm. Framed and in a passepartout.
Bookseller: Peter Grosell, Antiquarian Bookseller
2009-09-10 04:18:32
Ashley, John:
London. 1740-1743.. Two volumes bound in one. vi,154; xii,127pp. General half title for both parts bound in at the front. Contemporary calf, ruled in gilt, expertly rebacked in matching style, spine gilt. Boards a bit rubbed and edgeworn, new endpapers. Save for an old stain on the final few leaves of the second part, internally clean and fresh. Very good overall. Both parts of this important work on the West Indies trade, issued three years apart from each other. Ashley, a Barbados planter, published several works to encourage the British West India sugar trade. The present book requests further legislative assistance for the sugar producing colonies. Many of the questions addressed by Ashley center on trade with the British North colonies, whether sugar or rum can be exported directly, whether ships built in North America can be used in the sugar trade, and the like. A supplement to the second part (not present here) was also issued in 1743. EUROPEAN AMERICANA locates eight sets. EUROPEAN AMERICANA 740/19, 743/16. SABIN 2192, 2193. GOLDSMITHS 7779, 7979. KRESS 4483. SIMMONS 1740, 3. BELL A337.
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2009-08-17 10:16:00
. Altkol. Kupferstich b. Covens & Mortier in Amsterdam, um 1740, 99,5 x 61,5 (Bilder zum Artikel auf meiner Homepage, oder bei Anfrage - pictures on my homepage or after request). Tooley's Dic. of Mapm., S. 135 (Covens & Mortier). - Zeigt Russland von 2 Platten (nicht zusammengesetzt) gedruckt. - Oben rechts Titelkartusche. - Die Karte mit zusätzlicher Titelkopfleiste.
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2009-06-28 13:28:09
[NOLIN, Jean-Baptiste (1657-1725)] and NOLIN, Jean-Baptiste II (1686-1762)
Paris: Chez l'Auteur Rue St. Jacques au dessus de la Rue des Mathurins a lensgne. de la Place des Victoires, 1740. Paris: Chez l'Auteur Rue St. Jacques au dessus de la Rue des Mathurins a lensgne. de la Place des Victoires, 1740. Copper-engraved wall map, with original outline colour, on four unjoined sheets, each 21 5/8 x 28 inches, if joined would form a map measuring approximately 40 x 49 1/2 inches, in excellent condition. A rare and highly decorative large-scale map of the Americas, and one of the finest masterpieces produced by the Nolin family. Jean-Baptiste Nolin was one of the most accomplished and certainly the most ambitious French cartographer of his era. He founded what ultimately became a family empire in Paris in the 1680s. Exceptionally, he managed to marry superlative decorative ornamentation with the serious objective of producing maps that reflected the most advanced rendering of geographical detail. The artistic élan of his compositions evinced a style that preserved the rhetorical ambitions of the Baroque ethic, while anticipating the playful elegance of the Rococo period. His masterpieces, many like the presented wall map, were monumental in scale and represented Nolin's desire to overwhelm his competition in what was a very challenging market. Highly controversial, Nolin occasionally described himself as "the Engraver to the King," an appointment of which the royal court was curiously never apprised. In his endeavour to include the very latest geographical details on his maps, he seldom hesitated to acquire information from his eminent contemporari … [Click Below for Full Description]
Bookseller: Donald Heald Rare Books [United States]
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2009-06-28 12:06:33
SCRIVERIUS, Petrus & Frans van MIERIS.
Leyden, Pieter vander Eyk, 1740.4to. Old half cloth. With engraved title-vignette. (20),235 pp.First edition, published after the manuscript dating from ca. 1350. - Petrus Scriverius, the Latinized form of Peter Schrijver (1576 - 1660), was a Dutch writer and scholar on the history of Holland and Belgium. At the end: KORT CHRONYKJE van Holland, van den jaere IX ende LXXII tot het jaer MCCCC ende LXVI. - A clean copy. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]
Bookseller: Gert Jan Bestebreurtje Rare Books (ILAB) [Vianen, Netherlands]
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