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        Rime?

      Nella Stamperia di Francesco Moucke 1741-42 Due volumi di cm. 19, pp. lxii (2) 379 (1); xxvii (1) 392. Bel ritratto dell'autore all'antiporta del primo volume, frontespizi in rosso e nero con Frullone inciso. Solida ed elegante legatura ottocentesca in mezza pelle, dorsi a nervi con titoli e fregi in oro. Tagli superiori dorati, esemplare stampato su carta vergata, in barbe e con testimoni. In ottimo stato di conservazione. Stimata edizione citata dalla Crusca. Cfr. Razzolini e Gamba (535) il quale ci informa che "...Buona edizione... I versi, che furono od ommessi o dimezzati per ottenere dalla Censura la permissione della stampa, si trovano in qualche esemplare diligentemente suppliti a mano...". Ed è quest'ultimo il caso della nostra copia, in cui le parti mancanti sono completate in bella e chiara grafia ottocentesca.

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        Album of 50 botanical paintings on vellum, 25 of which feature South African plants. Executed 1777-1780.

      Folio album (mount dimensions 460 x 375 mm, vellum sheet dimensions 340 x 255 mm), comprising one manuscript calligraphic title 'Drawings by Elizabeth [Montagu] Duchess of Manchester' and 50 botanical paintings, body- and watercolours on vellum, the vellums mounted within green wash frame borders on heavy card, the vellums numbered consecutively 1-50, and botanical names in Latin and English, with places of origin, in pen on versos; contemporary straight-grained morocco, elaborate gilt panels with green and yellow morocco overlays with greek key border, floral border, gilt greek key dentelles, spine with elaborate gilt panels and green morocco label 'Drawings', gilt edges, bookplate and label of Kimbolton Castle on front marbled paper pastedown. A fine series of beautifully executed paintings of exotic flowering plants recently introducted into cultivation, and half of which come from South Africa. They are painted in the style of Ehret. Elizabeth Montagu (1741-1832) was an accomplished botanical artist, who may have been taught by Peter Brown (fl 1758-99), court painter to the Prince of Wales, and probable pupil of Georg Dionysius Ehret. The South African specimens reflect some of the introductions made by the botanist and plant collector Francis Masson (1741-1805), who was sent by Kew Gardens to South Africa in 1772 to collect plants and bulbs. He collected until the end of 1775, before going on to the Canaries, Azores, Maderia, and West Indies (where many of the other plants depicted derive from), returning to England in 1781. This time frame matches closely that of the present album. He was working under the aegis of Sir Joseph Banks, director of Kew, and also friend of George Montagu, Elizabeth's husband, so a Masson/Kew provenance of the plants is most likely. 'DRAWINGS BY ELIZABETH [MONTAGU] DUCHESS OF MANCHESTER' 1- American Lady Slipper (1777) 2- The morning Plant - The East india's 3- Erica Longiflora. Long flower'd Heath - The Cape of Good Hope 4- Erica Cyrinthoides. Scarlet flower'd Heath - The Cape of Good Hope 5- Trapeolum Perigrina - Peru 6- Campanula Carpatica. Grand flower'd Bell-flower - South of Europe 7- Heart leav'd Geranium - The Cape of Good Hope 8- Geranium Trigonum - The Cape of Good Hope 9- Narrow leav'd Ice Plant - The Cape of Good Hope 10- Pink flower'd Heath - The Cape of Good Hope 11- Hyacinth flower'd Antholyza - The Cape of Good Hope (1772) 12- Digitalis anmbigua. Yellow fox-glove - Switzerland 13- Cistus Cretica - Italy 14- Starry Campion - Virginia 15- Cut leav'd annual Geranium - The Cape of Good Hope 16- Three leav'd Indigo - The Cape of Good Hope 17- Diffuse Crans-berry - Carolina 18- Tamarind Tree - Jamaica 19- Hibiscus vetusa - The Cape of Good Hope 20- Echium Lusetanicum - Portugal 21- Plain leav'd Fig-marigold - The Cape of Good Hope 22- Strip'd flower'd Fig-marigold - The Cape of Good Hope 23- Narrow-leav'd Heath - The Cape of Good Hope 24- Broad-leav'd Speedwell - South of Europe 25- Fruiting Crambe - Madeira 26- Horse-tail leav'd caparine - South Sea (1779) 27- Silk Tree - Turkey 28- Cut-leav'd Aster - The Cape of Good Hope 29- Dark Red Ixia - The Cape of Good Hope 30- Masonia Latifolia - The Cape of Good Hope 31- Sweet scented Olive - China 32- Blush Corn-flag - The Cape of Good Hope 33- Superb Amaryllis - Africa 34- Climbing Fumatory - Africa 35- Curve-flower'd Heath - The Cape of Good Hope 36- Stripp'd-flower'd Water-lilly - North America 37- Cut-leav'd Solanum - the East India's 38- Hyacinth-flower'd Squill 39- Succulent Fig-marigold - The Cape of Good Hope 40- Spotted-flower'd Alstromenia - Peru 41- Protea rapens - The Cape of Good Hope (1780) 42- Shrubby willow leav'd Spurge - Jamaica 43- Amarylis Longifolia - The Cape of Good Hope 44- Wing seeded Saphora - South Sea 45- Hairy Saphora - The Cape of Good Hope 46- Dwarf Arctotis - The Cape of Good Hope 47- Small-leav'd Saphora - South Sea 48- Broad leav'd Annona - Jamaica 49- Colutea perennis - South of Europe 50- Climbing Asparagus - The Cape of Good Hope

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        Det gamle Grønlands Nye Perlustration, Eller Naturel-Historie

      Og Beskrivelse over det gamle Grønlands Situation, Luft, Temperament og Beskaffenhed; De gamle Norske Coloniers Begyndelse og Undergang der Samme-Steds, de itzige Indbyggeres Oprindelse, Væsen, Leve-Maade og Handtæringer, samt Hvad ellers Landet Yder og giver af sig, saasom Dyer, Fiske og Fugle &c. med hosføyet ny Land-Caart og andre Kaaber-Stykker over Landets Naturalier og Indbyggernis Handtæringer. Kbhvn. 1741. Med 11 kobberstukne plancher. (10) + 131 s. Indbundet i samtidigt halvlæder.. Mangler et kort over Grønland

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        The History of the Heavens, considered according to the notions of the poets and philosophers, compared with the doctrines of Moses. To which is added, A Revisal of the Work

      London: Prinied [sic] for J. Osborn; and sold by C. Rivington, C. Davis, T. Longman, T. Astley, S. Austen [and 7 others in London, 1 in Bath], 1741. Second Edition. Hardcover. Very Good. Two volumes uniformly bound in contemporary full-leather with matching gilt lettered title pieces within spine compartments; firm, square and very presentable in nicely polished condition; contents very clean and tight, not showing any pen-marks and with no loose leaves; all plates present and in very good shape, bright and sharp; also, this copy not from a library so no such stamps or labels; size: 8vo (215mm x 130mm); collation: pp. x, [2], 288, [8] index; 312, [8] index, 1-[92] A Revisal of the Work, and [25] leaves of plates. Provenance: from the collection of the 18th-century naturalist and scientist William Constable, F.R.S., F.S.A. [1721-1791], with his personal bookplate at the front pastedown of both volumes. A very good set indeed with a notable provenance. Scarce.

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        Geography Anatomiz'd: or, the Geographical Grammar. Being a short and exact analysis of the whole body of modern geography, after a new and curious method.

      17th edition, corrected, and somewhat enlarged; and a set of new maps, by Mr. Senex. London: D. Midwinter and others 1741. With 17 folding engraved maps. [22] + 432 pp. Bound in new full leather in old style. All maps present and in good condition.. The maps: World, Europe, Scandinavia, Moscovy, France, Germany, Poland, Spain and Portugal, Italy, Turkey in Europe, Scotland, England, Ireland, Asia, Africa, North America, and South America. On the North American map, California is shown as an island

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        Le nouveau parfait MARECHAL, ou la connoissance generale et universelle DU CHEVAL divisè en six traitez, avec un dictionnaire des termes de chevalerie. Le tout enrichi de quarante-neuf Figures en taille-douce

      Jean Neaulme 1741 prima ediz., in 4° (cm 27x20,5), pp. 2 b., 34 nn., 512, cxxvij; leg. coeva p/cuoio, ds. a nervi con tit. e fregi in oro, rinforzati i fogli di guardia con carta marmor., front. in rosso e nero, grandi testatine e capil. floreali. L'opera comprende: Traité de la construction du cheval; Traité du haras; Traité de l'ecuyer; Le medecin, ou traité des maladies des chevaux; Le chirurgien ou traité des luxations, fractures, absces, playes et operations; Traité du marechal ferrant; L'apoticaire ou traité des medicamens; Dictionnaire des termes de Cavalerie, ed è ill. da 29 splendide tavv. ripiegate che riproducono varie razze di cavalli, loro strutture fisiche, finimenti ed accessori, e da 20 tavv. con vari tipi di piante. Manca la tav. n° 15 delle erbe, piccolo restauro ben eseguito al ds. e lievi fior.; Graesse, III, p. 31. Ottimo e raro. 558/24

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        Kongl. Swenska Wetenskaps Academiens Handlingar 1-28.

      Stockholm, 1741-67. 28 volymer. Ej kollationerade. Handlingarna är illustrerade med utvikbara graverade planscher,Samtida något nötta uniforma halvskinnband.. Volymerna på bilden är representativa för hela sviten

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        A New Description of Merryland..

      W Jones 1741. Containing a topographical, geographical and natural history of that country. In quarter black leather with marbled boards, edges and corners a little worn. Spine is worn, title and tooling in gilt, edges bumped. Internally, fairly recent endpapers, no frontis, 47 pp, title page, dedication, edition and text all lightly browned. A bawdy work describing the parts of the female body. Very popular at the time with 10 editions in the same year. The imprint is false and was actually published in London by the unspeakable E Curll. Editors note states that the author was Roger Pheuquewell ie Thomas Stretzer. Very rare!

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        Docimasia: Or Elements of the Art of Assaying Metals. In Two Parts. The First Containing the Theory, the Second the Practice of the Said Art.....

      London: Printed for Tho. Woodward at the Half-Moon Between the Temple Gates, and C. Davis in Pater-Noster Row 1741, 1741.. First Edition. Hardback. 135mm x 210mm tall (5.25" x 8.25" approx.). Pp [xx], 470 + 8pp Index; + over 70 illustrative figs. on 6 multi-folding plates. The title leaf and final four leaves reinforced with archival quality tape. Otherwise sound and presented here in a binding by Cadwaladr-Jones of quarter brown calf/marbled boards/gilt spine title and Author's name on, respectively, gilt ruled red and black leather labels. The title continues "...The Whole Deduced from the true Properties and Nature of Fossils; confirmed by the most accurate and unquestionable Experiments, explained in a natural Order, and with the utmost Clearness, Translated from the Latin, Illustrated with Copper Plates. To which are added, Several Notes and Observations not in the Original, particularly Useful to the English Reader. With an Appendix, containing a List of the chief Authors that have been published in English upon Minerals and Metals". Photograph/s and postal quotes provided on request

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        Beskrifning öfver Sveriget, första tomen om Upland.

      Sthlm, sal. J. L. Horrns enka, af C. J. Röpke, 1741. 8:o. Grav. titelblad,(18),370,(50) s. Samtida ngt nött mörkbrunt hfrbd med upphöjda bind och ljusbrun titeletikett. Stänkta snitt. Spridda lager- och småfläckar, främst inledningsvis. Även några småfläckar i marginalen på s. 51 och 157-60. Samtida marginalanteckning, delvis beskuren, i bläck på s. 82. Svaga diskreta anteckningar i rödkrita på försättsbladet och främre pärmens insida. Bra ex.. Warmholtz Bibliotheca historica Sueo-Gothica 294. Bygdén Landskapet Uplands och Stockholms stad s. 16. Hebbe Den svenska lantbrukslitteraturen 137. Tyvärr avstannade det ambitiösa projektet med denna volym. "Svenskt biografiskt lexikon" skriver apropå Salvius planer på en svensk geografi: "Redan 1738 publicerade han en ny upplaga av Johann Hübners flitigt använda lärobok i allmän geografi, klart förbättrad jämfört med tidigare genom att S försett den med ekonomisk karaktäristik av regioner och länder. På vissa gymnasier kom denna reviderade version att i nya upplagor användas under hela seklet. Planerna på den sv geografin inskränktes emellertid till den 1741 utgivna skildringen av Uppland, möjligen därför att Eric Tunelds s å utgivna geografi för hela landet tillgodosåg behoven men troligare därför att S bytte verksamhet." Salvius övertog 1742 Horrns tryckeri. Sten Lindroth kallar arbetet "en ren skrivbordsprodukt", ett resultat av flitiga arkivstudier och utsända frågeformulär. "Som varm patriot åberopar han Faggots program och berättar om socknar, herresäten och städer med tyngdpunkten på hushållningen och det kamerala."

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        Jacobi Wilde præparatio hodegetica ad introductionem Pufendorfii in svetici status historiam ex regni tabulariis accurandam & continuandam.

      Per epochas revolutionum generalium atque successionum omnes ad hunc usque diem & migrationum temporis usque ad æram communem constituti A.a.C.n CXV. imperii Magnæ Germaniæ. Ex versione Andreæ Wilde. Jacobi filii accesserunt Acta Publica de novissimo successione jure et auctoris notæ & politicæ cum appendice de præjudiciis circa regalia. Stockholm, 1741. 4:o. (4),+ 52,+ 544,+ 55,+ (1) s.+ 3 utvikbara tryckta tabeller. Ställvis fläckig, sid. 49-52 i första pagineringsföljden naggade i kanten. Välbevarat samtida hfrbd, ryggen med upphöjda bind och röd titeletikett, stänksnitt. L. F. Rääfs exlibris. Warmholtz 2523 not & 6745 not. Fint exemplar av Anders Wildes rätt ovanliga latinska översättning av faderns, Jacob Wilde, förberedelse eller inledning till Pufendorfs svenska historia. Endast första delen översattes till latin, men utökades, varför denna, latinska, enligt Warmholtz är att föredra framför den svenska. Den svenska upplagans första del utkom 1738 och dess andra, som utgavs av Anders Wilde, 1743

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        Beskrifning öfver Sveriget, första tomen om Upland.

      Sthlm, sal. J. L. Horrns enka, af C. J. Röpke, 1741. 8:o. Grav. titelblad,(18),370,(50) s. Samtida ngt nött skinnbd med upphöjda bind och stänkta snitt. Ryggen hårdare nött, torr, flammig, blekt och med en liten skada överst. Inlagan bruntonad i början och slutet samt genomgående med enstaka smärre lager- och rostfläckar. En liten fuktfläck i det översta hörnet på s. 369-70. Fin inlaga. Med Lundsbergs skolas exlibris och ur Alkvetterns bibliotek.. Warmholtz Bibliotheca historica Sueo-Gothica 294. Bygdén Landskapet Uplands och Stockholms stad s. 16. Hebbe Den svenska lantbrukslitteraturen 137. Tyvärr avstannade det ambitiösa projektet med denna volym. "Svenskt biografiskt lexikon" skriver apropå Salvius planer på en svensk geografi: "Redan 1738 publicerade han en ny upplaga av Johann Hübners flitigt använda lärobok i allmän geografi, klart förbättrad jämfört med tidigare genom att S försett den med ekonomisk karaktäristik av regioner och länder. På vissa gymnasier kom denna reviderade version att i nya upplagor användas under hela seklet. Planerna på den sv geografin inskränktes emellertid till den 1741 utgivna skildringen av Uppland, möjligen därför att Eric Tunelds s å utgivna geografi för hela landet tillgodosåg behoven men troligare därför att S bytte verksamhet." Salvius övertog 1742 Horrns tryckeri. Sten Lindroth kallar arbetet "en ren skrivbordsprodukt", ett resultat av flitiga arkivstudier och utsända frågeformulär. "Som varm patriot åberopar han Faggots program och berättar om socknar, herresäten och städer med tyngdpunkten på hushållningen och det kamerala." Alkvetterns bibliotek i Värmland byggdes upp av Emanuel af Geijerstam och skänktes av hans ättlingar till Lundsbergs skola

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        Salus patriæ, eller Sweriges wälfärd, genom högstwårdande förbätringar/ wid the almänna närings-fång: landtskiötzel/ bärgwärk/ handtwärk och handel.

      Sthlm, 1741. 8:o. (16),144,1-149,(1) s. Häftad i ngt nött samtida klistermarmorerat pappomslag. Ryggen blekt och med små skador. Enstaka småfläckar. Bra ex.. Hebbe 138. Fr.o.m. femte kapitlet tryckt hos Momma. En stort upplagd stridsskrift för en merkantilistisk näringspolitik

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        De' fatti de' romani tradotto per m. lodovico domenichi, ed ora nuovamente riveduto, col confronto del testo greco in moltissimi luoghi corretto e supplito dal signor giulio landi nobile veronese... in verona, appresso dionigi ramanzini, 1741.

      Due volumi di cm. 27, (20) 374 (2); (10) 306; 255, (1). Marca tipografica ripetuta a ciascun frontespizio, capolettera, testate e 18 carte geografiche incise in rame e ripiegate f.t. Solida legatura coeva in piena pergamena rigida con titoli su doppio tassello ai dorsi. Tagli colorati. Esemplare genuino e particolarmente marginoso, ben conservato. Edizione basata sulla stampa cinquecentesca del Giolito. Cfr. Paitoni, III, 177: ""... secondo il testo greco stampato in Parigi l'anno 1609... tanto questi, quanto la raccolta delle Ambascerie, ed ogni altra giunta, sono lavoro del Signor Giulio Lando..."".

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        Skrefwen på franska af Riddaren R***.

      Nu på swenska öfwersatt, med anmärkningar. Stockholm, Pet. Momma, 1741. 8:o. Utvikbart grav. porträtt,+ (9),+ V,+ 450 s.+ 5 utvikbara grav. planscher. Titeln tryckt i rött och svart. Genomgående med fläckar och enstaka bläckfläckar. Porträttet med revor, liksom sista planschen som dessutom har liten bildförlust. Nött samtida hfrbd. L. F. Rääfs exlibris. Warmholtz 5939. Den svenska sekreteraren vid beskickningen i Paris, Jonas Dryander (1670?-1707), skrev anonymt "Histoire abregée de Charles XII" till Moreris "Dictionnaire", som utkom 1707, och som sträckte sig fram till samma år, 1707. Någon har sedan fortsatt fram till Karl XII:s död. Hela verket publicerades i Paris 1730 med författarangivelsen "Ouvrage posthume de Mr le Chevalier R***". Detta är den första svenska översättningen av hela verket. En ny upplaga utkom 1758. Redan 1709 hade dock Magnus Gabriel Block översatt och utgivit det som skrivits av Dryander, d.v.s fram till freden i Alt-Ranstad. Det som är Dryanders text omfattar ungefär halva boken. Vem som skrivit resten vet man ej

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        JOURNAL DU VOYAGE DE SIAM. Nouvelle edition, augmentée d'une Table des Maitres.

      [IV], [1], 2 - 512pp. Contemporary full calf, gilt. Edges stained red. 12mo. Base of spine splitting; some wear to corners; neat ownership inscription on front free endpaper; else a very good copy.

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        Sammelband mit 7 Verordnungen betreffend Schiffahrt und überseeischen Handel. - I. Verordnung, wodurch allen und jeden Kauffardey-Schiffen, die Königl. Flagge und Wimpel zu führen, gänzlich verbothen wird

      Altona, Hüller 1741.. 4 Bll. - II. Verordnung betreffend die den Consuls obliegende Verrichtungen nebst den ihnen beygelegten Consulat-Geldern. 10. Febr. 1749. Altona, Burmester 1749. 4 Bll. - III. Interims-Placat betreffend den Handel nach den Dänischen Colonien in America und auf der Küste von Guinea, 30. August 1754. Ebda., 1754. 2 Bll. - IV. Reglement und Verordnung, betreffend was die commercirende Unterthanen sämtlicher Sr. Königl. Majestät Reichen, Fürstenthümer, Grafschaften und Landen zu Kriegszeiten zwischen Seemächten in Ansehung der Schiffahrt zu beobachten. 6. August 1756. Ebda., 1756. 8 Bll. - V. Verordnung betreffend, das künftig die gewöhnlichen Flaggen der Schiffe, so nach der Strasse und Mittelländischen See gehen, mit dem königl. Chiffre distinguiret seyn sollen. 25. März 1757. Ebda., 1757. Mit Holzschnitt-Abbildung der Flagge. 2 Bll. - VI. Verzeichnis der Königl. Dänischen Consuls an auswärtigen Handels-Plätzen, und der von ihnen constituirten Vice-Consuls. Nach dem Alphabet der Länder und Gebiete. Ebda., 1759. 2 Bll. - VII. Verordnung betreffend die Bestrafung der Betriegereyen in Handel und Wandel, 2. Januarii 1759. Ebda., 1759. 2 Bll. Neuer Pappband. 4°.

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        Poetisk skue-plads aabnet paa det saa kongelige som kostelige Christiansborgs slots-plads, forestillende i trende Scenes de kongelige danske residence-slotte, saa mange af historien og antiqviteten har været at opspore, med udførlige historieke anmærkninger, /.../ samt et lidet historiskt tillæg.

      Köpenhamn, Jacob Preuss, 1741. 4:o. (50),+ 348,+ (4) s. Titel tryckt i rött och svart. Enstaka småfläckar och med små röda streck s.331-335 och 341. Sammanbunden med: CHRIST, Iohannes Friederich. De rebus langobardicis commentariorum liber unus quo migrationes et bella eius populi anto expeditionem in Italiam continentur. Leipsig, Ioh. Christiani Langenheimii, 1730. 4:o. (8),+ 60 s. Sammanbunden med: NETTELBLAD, Christian. Iterarum ad eruditos alloqvium de thesauro rerum sveo-gothicarum quamprimum edendo. Rostock, Io. Iacob Adler, (1728). 4:o. 16 s. Sammanbunden med: STRUVE, Burchard Gotthelf. Dissertatio de comitia Palatinatus Saxonici serenissimæ genti communi praemissa lectionibus publicis semestri hyemali instituendis. Jena, Mulleriana, (1712). 4:o. 32 s.+ utvikbar grav. plansch. Välbevarat samtida halvpergamentband, med röda marmorerade pärmpapper och röda snitt. Samtida handskriven innehållsförteckning på försättsbladet. Ur Christian Braads bibliotek, med hans namnteckning på samtliga titelblad, samt en bortraderad äldre namnteckning och kommentar på det första. Ur Ericsbergs bibliotek. Bibl. danica. II, sp. 620 för Wadskiær. Warmholtz 1387 för Christ, 9060 not för Nettelblad. Carlander II, 597ff & III, 564ff. Samlingsband med fyra olika arbeten. I det första och största beskriver C. F. Wadskiær det nyuppförda Christiansborgs slott i bombastiska och omständeliga alexandriner, med långa lärda förklaringar. J. F. Christ (+1756) var professor i Leipzig och skrev ett antal böcker om langobardernas historia. Inga vidare bra, tyckte Warmholtz, då han ansåg att langobarderna var tyskar. Christian Nettelblad presenterade i en tysk skrift 1726 planer på utge en "Theasurus rerum Sueo-Gothicarum", en samling latinska översättningar av svenska avhandlingar, historiska arbeten, sagor m.m. Hur arbete framskred presenterades i denna "Iterarum ad eruditos...". 1730 utgav han en ny kungörelse om prenumeration på verket. Ingenting hände dock, och inga prenumeranter anmälde sig. 1756 utgav han dock en Conspectus med en ny förbättrad förtekning på disputationer, orationer m.m. som den tilltänkte utgivaren samlat på sig. Ostindiefararen Christopher Henrik Braad (1728-81) var en framstående litterär samlare med ett stort bibliotek i historia och antikviteterna

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        Nicolai Klimii iter subterraneum novam telluris theoriam ac historiam qvintae monarchiae adhuc nobis incognitae exhibens e bibliotheca B. Abelini.

      Hafniæ & Lipsiæ, Sumptibus Iacobi Prevssii. 1741. 8vo. Cont. half calf w. somewhat worn back. Complete w. the engraved frontispiece, 2 engraved plates and the foldable map of the underworld. Engraved title-page. A bit of browning.. First edition of this influential utopian masterpiece. The satirical piece of science fiction by the "father of Danish Literature", the famous Danish professor of Law and Philosophy, Ludvig Holberg, can be compared in style and setup to Swift's "Gulliver's Travels", which was published 15 years earlier. The sharp political satire is not bound to a specific nation, but to the entire human race, and thus gives a picture of human conditions and thought in general in this period. Though the work does not bear a title which directly indicates its obvious utopian connections, as does for instance More's "Utopia", the name of the land of the living trees, in which Niels Klim arrives, "Potu", is very likely to constitute a word game indicating it's obvious literary intention: Spelled backwards we get: "UTOP". The quaint creatures and societies that Niels Klim meets in the underworld are said to be comparable to the characterization he gives in his Epistles (III) of the different European peoples, and thus we find satirical examples of the English mixed with the Dutch (in Potu) and the French mixed with the Germans (in Martinia). "I det hele er Modsætningen mellem Potu, Ideallandet - det kaldes virkelig saaledes i Bogens Slutning - og Martinia, Karikaturen, ikke blot geografisk, men historisk som mellem det attende Aarhundredes Realisme og det syttende Aarhundredes Formalisme. Potu er Naturrettens og den naturlige Religions Land, Martinia (for ikke at sige Lutheria) Ortodoksiens og Aristokratiets. Aands-Frihed og Stats-Tugt er Bogens Tendens. Da Holberg holdt saa haardt ved den faste Stat, turde han vel vente Absolution for at han ikke opgav den frie Tanke." (Vilh. And. II, p. 133). (= "All in all the contrast is between Potu, the ideal country - it is actually called so in the end of the book - and Martinia, the caricature, not only geographically, but historically as being between the realism of the 18th century and the formalism of the 17th century. Potu is the country of natural law and natural religion, Martinia (not to say Lutheria) is that of orthodoxy and aristocracy. Freedom of spirit and state-discipline are the tendencies of the book. Since Holberg stood so strongly on the dominating state, he ought to have expected absolution for not giving up free thought.").Ehr-M.: XII, 213

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        The British Empire in America, Containing the History of the Discovery, Settlement, Progress and State of the British Colonies on the Continent and Islands of America

      J. Brotherton, J. Clarke et al, London, 1741. Second Edition. Hardcover (rebound in leather). Very Good Condition. 2 volumes attractively rebound in modern full crushed green morocco in an antique style, spines uniformly sunned to brown. Complete with 8 maps. Light offsetting to maps, map of the Americas starting to split at one fold, chip to Barbados map just touching border, some toning to leaves, minor staining to titles with author's name mounted to both (Oldmixon's name was omitted from the title pages of the 2nd edition). Expanded and edited edition, originally printed in 1708. The folding maps depict: North America, New England, New York, New Jersey, and Pennsylvania; New Foundland and New Scotland; Virginia and Maryland; Carolina; Barbados; St. Christopher Island; and Jamaica. "In the first edition there is much relative to Pennsylvania, apparently derived from personal communication with William Penn, but it is omitted or abridged in the edition of 1741; while on the other hand, the history is continued in the latter down to the date of its publication. The story of William Penn and the Indian princess, as related by himself to the author, is first given in the second edition. So much as relates to Carolina is reprinted in Carroll’s “Collections,” Vol. II." Sabin 57157. Howes O61 Size: Octavo (8vo). 2-volume set (complete). Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: 2-3 kilos. Category: History; Antiquarian & Rare. Inventory No: 042437. .

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        Compendium anatomicum totam rem anatomicam brevissime complectens... norimbergae, weberi, 1741.

      Due volumi in uno di cm. 20, pp. (4) xxvi, 207 (1); 190 + (44) di indici ed errata. Con ritratto dell'autore all'antiporta, vignetta al frontespizio e 9 tavole ripiegate fuori testo. Il tutto finemente inciso in rame. Solida legatura coeva in piena pergamena rigida, dorso a nervi con titoli in oro su tassello. Tagli rossi. Ottima conservazione. Belle e nitidamente incise le tavole.

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        PENSILVANIA, 1742. AN ALMANACK, OR EPHEMERIS

      Philadelphia: Printed and Sold by Andrew Bradford, [1741].. [32]pp. 12mo. Printed self-wrappers, stitched. Contemporary ink inscription ("Jacob Taylor") in upper margin of titlepage; contemporary ink correction on p.[27]. Cellophane tape joining signature at spine, occasional minor foxing. Else bright, clean, and very good. In a half morocco and cloth box. An almanac by Jacob Taylor, who published his important Pennsylvania almanac for the years 1700 to 1746. It is a distinct possibility that the present copy was owned and signed by Taylor, as his inscribed name on the titlepage is accompanied later in the volume by a manuscript correction to a poem ("manumated" becomes "manumitted"). Taylor took the poetry in his almanacs seriously, printing excerpts of PARADISE LOST in 1741, and composing well-received verse of his own. In addition to the calendar, this 1746 almanac contains a substantial amount of poetry; lists of courts, fairs, and Quaker meetings; and a discussion of Hannibal's oath before the gods. This he concludes with a quote from the 1739 almanac of "R. Saunders" (Benjamin Franklin's Poor Richard) on the dangers of false wit and pride in the present age, commenting favorably on Saunders, "By wicked Wit the Truth is often drown'd; Here certain Truth adorn'd with Wit is found" (p.[23]). Taylor's almanac was printed by different Philadelphia printers over time. Some were printed by Franklin, but this one was issued by Andrew Bradford, one of Franklin's rivals and the son of William Bradford, the first printer in Philadelphia. DRAKE 9634. EVANS 4818. NAIP w022747.

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        Historia de la provincia de la compañía de Jesus del Nuevo Reyno de Granada en la America, descripción, y relación exacta de sus gloriosas missiones en el reyno, llanos, meta, y Rio Orinoco, almas, y terreno

      First edition of one of the most influential and richest sources of information on the Jesuits in Colombia. 1741. Madrid. Manuel Fernández. In folio (292 mm x 200 mm). 1  [blank] + 14 ff. + 618 + 1 ff. + folding map. Contemporary limp vellum, lacking ties, gently soiled, entirely unrestored. A fine, fresh and tall copy, last folios with damp stain on inner lower margin, last folio with paper loss away from text, scattered foxing or browning but overall excellent with the appeal of a genuine copy. First ?and only- edition of this extremely rare and important work on the Jesuit Missions in New Granada (current Colombia), including extensive information on the Orinoco. The work is rich in information regarding the labor and progresses made by the Societas Iesu, the local costumes, way of life, and the history of the region. It also includes information taken from earlier Jesuit sources, mainly those of father Gumilla, who focuses more on the Orinoco. ?... a very important chronicle of a part of America where there exists very little documentation. It is a work that, with that of Piedrahita, forms a complete history of New Granada? (Leclerc). Cassani (1673 -1750) was a Spanish Jesuit professor of mathematics and astronomy, a prolific writer and learned scholar and ultimately one of the founders of the Academia de la Lengua Española (1713); amongst his works we count the Tratado de la naturaleza y origen de los cometas (Madrid, 1737) and a part of the famed biography of the Jesuits Varones Ilustres de la Compañia de Jesus. As a Jesuit, he had access to the letters and relations from missionaries to America, which allowed him to compose this chronicle on the Jesuit exploits in Colombia. This work is ostensibly the most important and comprehensive made on the subject to the time of its publication. Illustrated with a folding map of Colombia and Venezuela, by Minguet after the map by Gumilla -published in his ?El Orinoco Ilustrado?, 1741-, which shows the locations of the full network of Jesuit missions in the region; it includes the mouth of the Orinoco River, the North of Brazil and ?La Cayana? in the Dutch settlements. Sabin, 11361. Palau, 47380. Backer - Sommervogel II, 815, 12.

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        Heelkundige onderwyzingen, waar in alles wat ter heling en genezing der uiterlyke gebreken behoort, benevens de maniere van verbinden, gevonden word, zynde te gelyk met een goed getal werktuigen, tot de heelkonst dienende, voorzien ... twee delen

      Amsterdam : By de Janssoons van Waesberge, 1741 . Gebonden in lederen banden, 2 volumes, illustraties, 4°,1278pp. + register 58pp. Mooie set! Twee delen, met 26 uitslaande gegraveerde platen,+ 2 volbladgravures en 9 vignetten. Deel I : titelgravure/ titelpagina met vignet/ vignetten : 1(opdrachtpagina), 2(42), 3(443), 4(596)/ uitslaande gegraveerde platen : I(12-13), II(36-37), III(116-117), IV(138-139), V(170-171), VI(254-255), VII(516-517), VIII(564-565), IX(596-597)/ volbladgravure : I( 575). Deel II : titelpagina met vignet/ uitslaande gegraveerde platen : X(662-663, maar plaat zelf vermeldt pp.643), XI(672-673, vermeldt 675), XII(714-715), XIII(730-731), XIV(786-787, vermeldt 789), XV( 842-843, vermeldt 845), XVI( 854-855, vermeldt 856), XVII(884-885), XVIII(900-901), XVIIII(978-979, vermeldt 981), XX(1002-1003), XXI(1010-1011), XXII(1020-1021, vermeldt 1023), XXIII(1050-1051), XXIX(1094-1095, vermeldt 1097), XXV(1128-1129, vermeldt 1131), XXVI(1176-1177)/ vignetten : 5(821), 6(875), 7(1096), 8(1120), 9(einde Bladwyzer= eind deel II)/ volbladgravure : 2(543 ).

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        Heelkundige onderwyzingen, waar in alles wat ter heling en genezing der uiterlyke gebreken behoort, benevens de maniere van verbinden, gevonden word, zynde te gelyk met een goed getal werktuigen, tot de heelkonst dienende, voorzien ... tweede deel

      Amsterdam : By de Janssoons van Waesberge, 1741 . Gebonden in een lederen band destijds (binding goed, leder voorplat is los, dus heeft wat restauratie nodig.) , ill., 4°, 18 cm Enkel het Tweede deel; pag 443-1279,met 21 gegraveerde platen ( plaat VI t/m plaat XXVI, + register 58 pag. + met bijlage; 'beschrijving van eenige ontleed en heelkundige prentverbeeldingen, diende ter vermeerdering der reets medegedeelde en aangehaalde werktuigen alle eigenhandig getekent en bygevoegtb door Hendrik Ulhoorn' met 15 graveerde gravuren (waarvan 14 uitslaande platen) van werk instrumenten.

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        THE EIGHT VOLUMES OF LETTERS WRIT BY A TURKISH SPY, WHO LIV'D FIVE AND FORTY YEARS UNDISCOVER'D AT PARIS Complete in 8 Volumes

      London: Printed for G. Strahan Et Al. Good+. 1741. Eleventh Edition. Hardcover. Giving an Imperial Account to the Divan at Constantinople of the most remarkable Transactions of Europe and discovering several Intrigues and Secrets of the Christian Courts (especially of that of France) continued from the year 1642 to the year 1682. Complete in eight volumes. Full leather. Spine has raised bands, gilt decorated panels & title. Vol. #1, 312pp with a frontispiece of Mahmud the Turkish Spy; #2, 276pp; #3, 287pp; #4, 288pp; #5, 276pp; #6, 264pp; #7, 248pp; #8, 280pp. Text blocks tight, clean and intact. Although some hinges are split or splitting, all covers are firmly attached. Spine ends have light wear. Prior owner signatures. Rare Section; 12mo 7" - 7½" tall; 2231 pages .

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        Nouveaux traites de trigonometrie rectiligne et spherique. demontres par une methode nouvelle and plus facile que celle que l'on a employe' jusqu'a' present... avec un traite' de gnomonique, dans lequel on applique le calcul des deux trigonometries, a' la construction des cadrans solaires... a paris, chez hippolyte-louis guerin, 1741.

      Cm. 25, pp. (2) xii (6) 118 (204) (2) 169 (1). Testate e capolettera figurati e 17 tavole incise in rame e ripiegate fuori testo raffiguranti prevalentemente quadranti solari. Legatura coeva in piena pelle bazzana, dorso a nervi con titoli e fregi in oro. Sguardie marmorizzate con etichetta di possesso applicata: Del Marchese Balbiano. Esemplare genuino e ben conservato con solo qualche traccia d'usura alle punte. Edizione originale (ed unica?) di questo trattato di matematica applicata seguito da un lungo testo di gnomonica. L'autore (1703 - 1768) dedicò la sua ricerca soprattutto all'ambito delle invenzioni ed assurse ad una certa fama per la precisione con cui costruiva i suoi quadranti solari. Fu ammesso all'Académie des Sciences nel 1746.

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        Theologie De L'Eau, Ou Essai Sur La Bonte, La Sagesse Et La Puissance De Dieu, Manifestees Dans La Creation De L'Eau / Traduit De L'Allemand De Jean Albert Fabricius. Avec De Nouvelles Remarques Communiquees Au Traducteur

      A La Haye : Pierre Paupie, 1741. 1st Edition. Physical desc. : xi, 420 p. : t. P. In red & black ; (8vo) . Subject: Natural theology. Water. Language: French. Finely bound in modern aniline calf over marble boards. Raised bands with the title blocked direct in gilt. An exceptional copy - scans and additional bibliographic detail on request.

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        Essays on physiognomy, designed to promote the knowledge and the love of mankind

      Complete with all blank leaves, half-titles and directions to the binder. With more than 800 engravings, including 173 copper engraved plates and 359 text images by and after Thomas Holloway, Fuseli and others, and by William Blake. Contemporary polished calf, gilt spines, front joints a bit sensitive; interior with minor foxing and off-setting of the plates as usual, but generally a tall, clean and well-margined set in excellent condition. First English edition of Volumes I and II, with the sheets of the third volume reissued by Stockdale. The work is famous for the splendid illustrations and vignettes, including the plates by William Blake. It was a classic pseudo-scientific work, extremely influential in the history of psychiatry, and represents Lavater's account of madmen, demons, and terror. Fuseli's drawings are rendered with distinction in the engravings of Thomas Holloway, and in one instance, Gillray (see Ray, The illustrator and the book in England, 20). Lavater (1741-1801) was a German poet, mystical writer and physiognomist.

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        The British Empire in America, containing the history of the discovery, settlement, progress and present state of all the British colonies on the continent and islands of America ... Second edition, corrected and amended. With the continuation of the history, and the variation in the state and trade of those colonies, from the year 1710 to the present time. Including occasional remarks, and the most feasible and useful methods for their improvement and security

      London: printed for J. Brotherton, J. Clarke [and others], 1741. 2 volumes, octavo. (7 3/4 x 4 3/4 inches). 8 folding maps by Herman Moll. Contemporary speckled calf, covers with double fillet gilt border, spines in six compartments with raised bands, later red morocco label in the second, later dark green label in the third. The second expanded edition of this fundamental 18th century reference work on British America This second edition includes the story of William Penn and the Indian princess (as told to the author by Penn), and additions that bring the history of the area down to the date of publication. Oldmixon's name is signed to the dedication of this first edition only, and Sabin suggests authorship should be attributed to Moll, who produced the maps. In many other respects the editions are different. The British possessions in North America are described in the first volume, while those in the West Indies are described in the second. The maps depict North America; New England, New York, New Jersey and Pennsylvania; Virginia and Maryland; Carolina; Barbados; St. Christopher's; and Jamaica, among others. Beinecke Lesser Antilles Collection, 191; European Americana 741/164; Howes O61; Sabin 57157

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        Tanckar om jordens skapnad, eller Fonton Freemassons äfwentyr, till högwälborne herr grefwen **** och nu med anmärckningar till trycket befordrat af Anticthon.

      Sthlm, L. L. Grefing, 1741. 4:o. 80 s. Häftad med samtida marmorerad ryggremsa som är obetydligt skadad överst och nederst. Titelbladet med en anteckning att författaren är Bengt Krook. Ngt snävt skuren i nedre marginalen. Sporadiska fläckar. Ett litet hål på s. 79 med bokstavsförlust. Från Ericsberg.. Lundwall Bibliografi över science fiction s. 178. Krook föddes 1713 i Finland, troligen i Nyland, och disputerade 1737 i Uppsala. 1746 återfinns han i Åbo som preses för en filosofisk avhandling. Han blev sedan hovsekreterare. "Tanckar om jordens skapnad" kan sägas vara Sveriges första science-fictionroman. Författaren inleder arbetet med att konstatera att man "i denna här wår tid, med icke mindre beswär än omkostnad, endteligen wil weta: [...] den rätta beskaffenheten af wår jord, hennes yttra figur och skapnad, om hon, som man i de äldre tider godt och enfaldeligen trodde, skal wara lik en pankaka, eller som man nu i de nyare disputerar, antingen hon är mera lik en citron, än såsom en hollendsk ost." Huvudpersonen ger sig upp i ett luftskepp för att titta på jorden och väl ute i rymden blir hans nyfikenhet så stor att han far till månen. Där upptäcker han ett berg av glasflaskor som innehåller jordbornas förlorade förstånd. Han far tillbaka till jorden utan att ha fått besked om jordens skapnad, men väl om "rätta distantien emellan förnuft och dårskap". Böök skriver om boken att "denna berättelse är framställd i ett maner, som tillhör det odrägligaste man öfver huvud kan tänka sig". Författaren dog 1778 i Stockholm

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        LINNÉ, CARL von.

      Öländska och gothländska resa på riksens högloflige ständers befallning förrättad åhr 1741. Med anmärkningar uti oeconomien, naturalhistorien, antiquiteter &c. med åtskillige figurer. Sthlm och Uppsala, hos G. Kiesewetter, 1745. 8:o. (14),344,(30) s. & 2 utvikbara grav. kartor & 1 utvikbar grav. plansch. Med flera träsnittsillustrationer i texten. Bra halvpergamentbd med ljusbrunt infärgat titelfält och gamla rödstänkta snitt (Johanna Röjgård). Inlagan genomgående lätt lagerfläckig och med några sporadiska småfläckar, bl.a. en liten tryckfärgsplump i texten på s. 272-73.. Soulsby A catalogue of the works of Linnæus 202. Bring Itineraria svecana 148. Hebbe Den svenska lantbrukslitteraturen 322. Molér Bidrag till en gotländsk bibliografi 611. Kartan över Öland är signerad C. Bergquist. Sten Lindroth skriver om Linnés resa som påbörjades våren 1741: "Beslut därom hade fattats av ständerna, och instruktion utfärdades av Manufakturkontoret. Enligt den skulle han på de båda öarna uppspåra färgväxter för textilindustrin, leta efter ler- och jordarter, förteckna apoteksörter samt i övrigt anteckna allt som hörde till naturalhistorien. Linné organiserade expeditionen, liksom förut dalaresan, i form av en resesocietet med sex yngre medhjälpare, av vilka en svarade för botaniken, en för mineralogin, en för kassan osv. I mitten av maj bar det av, över Sörmland och Östergötland nådde sällskapet Kalmar för att överskeppas till Öland; i slutet av augusti var man tillbaka i Stockholm."

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        Istoria delle investiture delle dignita' ecclesiastiche... contra luigi maimburgo con dugento, e quattro lettere parimente non piu' stampate del medesimo autore in materie erudite... mantova, a spese di g.a. tumerani stampatore veronese, 1741.

      Cm. 41, pp. (14) + 758 + 380 (2) num. per colonne. Bellissima antiporta figurata, frontespizio in rosso e nero con vignetta centrale, ritratto a piena pagina del Principe Vescovo di Trento Domenico Antonio cui l'opera è dedicata, due grandi testate e capolettera istoriati. Il tutto finemente inciso in rame (Fr. Zucchi). Legatura strettamente coeva in cart. alla rustica con nervi passanti e titoli ms. al dorso. Bell'esemplare, particolarmente marginoso, a carte candide ed in perfetto stato di conservazione. Alcune figure xilografiche sono presenti nel testo delle lettere (prevalentemente di medaglie). Edizione originale. postuma di un'opera scritta nel 1764-65 ""in occasione dei romori tra la Santa Sede e la Francia per le Regalie de' Vescovadi"". Franceso Bianchini ebbe il manoscritto quando morì il Card. Noris e lo diede a Clemente XI. Quest'ultimo lo passò a Giusto Fontanini che è il curatore ed il copiatore di quest'edizione.

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        Plutarchi Apophthegmata Regum et Imperatorum. Apophthegmata Laconica. Antiqua Lacedaemoniorum Instituta. Apophhegmata Lacaenarum.

      Gul. Darres, & Claud. Dubosc., Londini [London] 1741. Big 4to. (4)+96+107 pages. Bound in a contemporary full leather binding of speckled calf. With five raised bands on the spine which is also richly gilt. All edges of the sides are also with gilt decoration. Gilt owner's initials on the front board - B.C.R. (Bibliotheca Communitatis Regiae in Copenhagen, established 1777). The upper part of the spine with a very small opening to the hinges. There is a small hole and miscolouring on the flyleaf from a burning. Slight browning on the pages. Old name on titlepage. Otherwise a very nice and presentable copy.. Brunet IV, 747.** Beautifully printed edition of works attributed to Plutarch printed in London.*** Nice provenance. The book belonged to the Danish historian and book collector P.F. Suhm who has written his name on the titlepage. An avid collector Suhm owned more than 100.000 books

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        Architecture Militaire, ou L'Art de Fortifier, Qui enseigne d'une manière courte & facile. La Construction de toutes sortes de Fortifications Régulières & Irrégulières; Deux nouveau Systemes pour construire, avec beaucoup moins de Dépense, des Places d'une Défense plus longue & plus avantageuse...suivant le Systeme de ...Vauban, la Construction des Chemins-Couverts sur toutes sortes de Terrains,...On y a joint un Traité de L'Art de la Guerre. Premiere- (Seconde ) Partie + Anhang. (L'Art de la Guerre..). (3 Parts).

      Haye, Jean Nulme et Adrian Moetjens, 1741. 4to. All three parts bound in one contemp. hcalf, richly gilt spine. Tome-and titlelabels with gilt lettering. A paperlabel pasted on upper compartment. Corners a bit bumped. Stamps on first titlepage. 2 titlepages in red/black with engraved vignette.VI,(1),139,(5);148,(16) pp. Anhang: (8),99 pp. With 40 large folded engraved plates. Light browning to the first ca. 10 leaves and verso of the last. Orherwise fine and clean, printed on good paper.. First edition. - Klaus Jordan: 765

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        Continuation af Relationerne Betreffende Den grønlandske Missions Tilstand og Beskaffenhed, Forfatted i Form af en Journal fra Anno 1734 til 1740. Af Colonien, Christianshab udi Disco-Bugt.

      Kbhvn., (1741). 4to. Smukt nyere hldrb . i gl.stil. (10), 184 pp. 2 foldekort, begge forstærket med lærred på bagside. Godt eksemplar.. Originaludgaven

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        Histoire Du Mont Vesuve avec Le'Explication Des Phenomenes qui ont coutume d'accompagner les embrafements de cette Montagne; [In French]:

      Paris, Chez Huart, Libraire-Impremeur de Monfeigneus le Dauphin, 1741.. Hardback, original calf with raised bands on spine and fine gilt ornament, marbled end-papers and fine vignette on page iii, pp. xx, 361, [vii], 3 folding pls., sm. 8vo. (6.5" x 3.4"), hinges slightly cracked but sound, otherwise a very fine, clean copy internally. Rare.

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        Dissertation sur la nature et la propagation du feu.Paris: Prault, 1744.

      A distinguished copy of the rare first separate edition of her important memoir on fire, in which she suggested that different colors of light carried different heating power and anticipated the existence of infrared radiation. This copy with a manuscript correction and diagram in the author's hand; finely bound and presented to Durival, with a portrait of Châtelet, together with Mairan's 1741 letter attacking her theory of vis viva, and including Chatelet's response to it. (Neville, Historical Chemical Library, 268).<br/><br/> Madame Châtelet (1706-1749), an intimate friend of Voltaire, is best known in the history of science for her translation of Newton's <i>Principia</i> into French. "At the end of August 1737 Mme. du Châtelet finished an important memoir on fire (<i>Dissertation sur la nature et la propagation du feu</i>), written for a prize competition organized by the Académie des Sciences. Voltaire entered the same contest, creating for this purpose a small chemistry laboratory at Cirey, but Mme. du Châtelet succeeded in preparing her memoir and sending it to the Academy without his knowledge. The results of the competition were announced on 16 April 1738: the prize was divided among Euler and two authors of second rank; only their memoirs were to be published. However, Voltaire arranged for his memoir and that of Mme. du Châtelet to be included with the winning memoirs; the first edition-identical to the definitive edition of 1752-appeared in April 1739. In 1744 Mme. du Châtelet secured the publication of a slightly modified edition of her memoir." (DSB). <br/><br/> This copy is bound with the famous pamphlet in which Jean Jacques D'ortous De Mairan, secretary of the Academy, attacked Châtelet's ideas about 'forces vives'. Mairan attempted to patronize Du Châtelet as a woman who did not understand the mathematical subtleties the field. "Clearly he did not expect Émilie to respond - he had experience, education and the Academy of Sciences on his side, and she was merely a self-taught marquise born for life of frivolous dissipation. [But] she did respond to Mairan's open letter, and she did so with spirit. Her response [also present in this copy] included nearly fifty pages of examples and counter-arguments to refute Mariran's letter. This public war of words between Émilie and the most important man in the Academy of Sciences proved she had, indeed, 'arrived' as a scholar to be taken seriously, despite the fact that, as a women, she could not actually become a member of the Academy." (Arianrhod, Seduced by Logic, pp. 128; see also Hagengruber, Emile du Châtelet between Leibniz and Newton, pp.34-39 for a detailed discussion of the Mairan-Châtelet controversy). <br/><br/> Some copies of the main memoire (like that in the Bibliothèque nationale de France and the one in the Neville Collection of the Chemical Heritage Foundation) have a small engraved diagram slipped in between page 54 and 55. That engraving is not present in this copy but added in the author's hand on page 55 with a correction in the text. <br/><br/> Very rare: we can find just two auction records the past 50 years (Sotheby's 1969 & 1971).. 8vo (196 x 119 mm), pp [iv] [1] 2-139 [1:blank]; [1-2] 3-38 [2]; [1-2] 3-37 [1:blank] [2]. Bound in fine contemporary polished calf with gilt super ex-libris 'Durival' to front board, richly gilt spine with five raised bands and floral decorations in compartments, red morocco title label, gilt leather ex-libris of Étienne Cluzel to front paste down, and with inserted engraved portrait of Émilie Chatelet (painted by Marie Anne Leir and engraved by P.G. Langlois, 1788), inscription to title page 'Donne à Durival; Juill. 1748.', some marginal annotations and underlining to all three works in pencil, page 55 of the main dissertation with a manuscript diagram, correction in the text, and explanation in the hand of Émilie Châtelet. Very fine and fresh throughout - an exceptional copy

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        Umständlicher Bericht von dem am 17. Junii 1739. bey Christianstadt in Schlesien, an dem schwedischen Major, Malcolm Sinclair, Da derselbige in Ihro Königl. Majestät von Schweden hohen Verrichtungen auf der Rückreise von Constantinopel sich befunden, fürsetzlicher Weise verübten grausamen Mord. Mit Höchstgedachter Königl. Majestät allergnädigster Genehmhaltung und Privigelio 1741. in Stockholm gedruckt, und aus dem Schwedischen ins Teutsche übersetzt.

      36 S. Rückenbroschur. 4°. Der schottischstämmige Militär Malcom Sinclair (geb. 1690) war als Geheimdienstoffizier an der Ottomanischen Pforte tätig; während seiner Rückkehr nach Schweden, wo er ein Schreiben des Sultans an den schwedischen Hof überbringen sollte, wurde er von Agenten der Zarin Anna im schlesischen Grünberg ermordet. Das Verbrechen wurde mit zum Auslöser des Schwedisch-Russischen Krieges (1741-1743). Anders Odel komponierte 1739 zur Erinnerung an die Tat die noch heute in Schweden bekannte "Sinclairsvisan", bzw. die in Schottland bekannte Sinclair Ballad. - Etwas gebräunt.

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        Traité des feux d'artifice, Ou l'on voit. I. La manière de préparer les Matières qui entrent dans la Composition des Feux d'Artifice. II. La Méthode de faire & de composer toutes fortes de Feux d'Artifice. III. Où l'on donne un idée de la Conduite des Feux de Joye.

      Haye, Chez J. Neaulme, 1741. Small 8vo. Cont. full mottled calf w. five raised bands on back, back richly gilt. Small holes and lack of leather to lower capital and back-hinge, due to insect-bites. Bdg. somewhat worn. Internally a bit of brownspotting and occationally a little soiling, but overall fine. Engr. frontispiece (= engr. t-p. dated 1707), 8 full-page engr. plates and 3 about half-page engr. vignettes. (6), XVIII, 394, (6) pp.. This is the Dutch reprint (in French) (also called the "pirated edition") of the first edition from 1706/07, with the engraved title-page from this. The second edition appeared in 1747. "In 1741 Neaulme issued a pirated edition which again, apart from variations on the title-page, is identical to the 1706 edition. Encouraged by this pirated edition Frezier wrote a second edition which appeared in 1747 in three differing versions." (C. Philip, p. 59). Very important reference-work on firewirks. "Frezier was probably one of the most important pyrotechnics in the mid 18th century..." (C. Philip, p. 58). He borrows heavily from other authors, but his works are interesting, also as they scrupulously cite the sources. The plates show different kinds of fireworks, with many illustrations on each and the vignettes show displays of fireworks, as this work also deals much with the conduct and displaying of these

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        LETTRES CABALISTIQUES, OU CORRESPONDANCE PHILOSOPHIQUE, HISTORIQUE & CRITIQUE, ENTRE DEUX CABALISTES, DIVERS ESPRITS ELEMENTAIRES, & LE SEIGNEUR ASTAROTH I-VI.

      A La Haye, chez Pierre Paupie MDCCXLL (1741), Nouvelle (2me)Edition, augmentée de LXXX Nouvelles Lettres, de Quantité de Remarques, & de plusieurs Figures, (32)+374+(12)+392 + (8)+394+(12)+344 + 350+244+92p avec une portrait-frontispice et 6 vignettes aux titres par J von Schley. Reliure plein veau marron de l'epoque sur cinque nerfs, dos richement doré, piece de titre en maroquin rouge doré, tranches et gardes jaspées; exlibris de M S, doses légèrement usées, traces de cachettes. 3 volumes uniformes en bon etat.. 2.utökade upplagan (1.upplagan utkom 1737), frontespisporträtt och 6 deltitelbladsvignetter graverade av J von Schley. 3 uniformt bundna samtida bruna skinnband på fem bind, förgyllda röda marokängryggtitlar, rik ryggförgyllning, stänkta snitt, marmorerade försätts; M S' exlibris, spår av sigillvax, ryggarna lätt nötta

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        Il fioretto delle croniche di mantova... in quest'ultima edizione ampliato colle cose piu' notabili di essa citta' succedute fino al presente anno mdccxli. in mantova, per giuseppe ferrari, (1741).

      Cm. 19, pp. (8) 214. Frontespizio in rosso e nero con effige virgiliona, fregi xilografici nel testo. Legatura strettamente coeva in cart. ricoperto di carta dipinta. Esemplare genuino ed in eccellente stato di conservazione. Celebre cronaca storica che vide la luce già dal '500 e che fu aggiornata fino alla presente edizione. Coleti (p. 102) indica in Federico Amadei il continuatore dell'opera.

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