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      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.

      [Bookseller: William Reese Company - Americana]
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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.

      [Bookseller: Hs Rare Books]
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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 ).

      [Bookseller: ERIK TONEN BOOKSELLER]
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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.

      [Bookseller: ERIK TONEN BOOKSELLER]
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      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 .

      [Bookseller: Nick Bikoff, Bookseller]
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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.

      [Bookseller: Studio Bibliografico Benacense]
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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.

      [Bookseller: MW Books Ltd.]
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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.

      [Bookseller: B & L Rootenberg Rare Books & Manuscript]
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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

      [Bookseller: Donald Heald Rare Books]
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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

      [Bookseller: Mats Rehnström]
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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."

      [Bookseller: Mats Rehnström]
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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.

      [Bookseller: Studio Bibliografico Benacense]
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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

      [Bookseller: Vangsgaards Antikvariat]
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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

      [Bookseller: Lynge & Søn A/S]
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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.

      [Bookseller: Baldwin's Scientific Books]
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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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      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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