The viaLibri website requires cookies to work properly. You can find more information in our Terms of Service and Privacy Policy.

Displayed below are some selected recent viaLibri matches for books published in 1741

        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 -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]
 1.   Check availability:     Direct From Seller     Link/Print  


        Die höchst-nöthige Erkenntniß des Menschen, sonderlich nach dem Leibe und natürlichem Leben, Oder ein deutliche Unterricht von der Gesundheit und deren Erhaltung: auch von denen Ursachen, Kennzeichen und Nahmen der Kranckheiten, und bewaehten Mitteln gegen dieselben. Damit ein ... Haus- Reise- und Feld-Apothecken seligirten Medicamenta und Gebrauch diese Tractats

      [Halle: Waysenhaus], 1741. Collation; [*]1, a-c8,A-pppp8. [7] ff. [1]-1232 pp., [56] ff., index]. 1 vols. 8vo. Contemporary vellum, soiled, foot of spine worn, some browning of text. A few faint contemporary ink markings in prelims. A fresh, sound copy. Collation; [*]1, a-c8,A-pppp8. [7] ff. [1]-1232 pp., [56] ff., index]. 1 vols. 8vo. Mid-eighteenth-century edition of this popular German medical work by Christian Friedrich Richter (1676-1711), medical doctor and theologian, and medical director of the Halle orphanages. From the library of Dr. Ernst L. Wynder, co-author of the first large-scale study of smoking and lung cancer (JAMA 143:329) and FOUNDING EDITOR of the journal, Preventive Medicine. cf. Blake 381 (12th ed., Leipzig, same year); Hirsch/H. IV, 799

      [Bookseller: James Cummins Bookseller]
 2.   Check availability:     Biblio     Link/Print  


        Travels Through the Southern Provinces of the Russian Empire, in the Years 1793 and 1794. Translated from the German. In two volumes. 2 Bände.

      Mit 52 gest. Taf. (43 handkoloriert, 25 gef.) nach Geissler, 28 Vignetten (23 kolor.) sowie 4 gest. Faltkarten. XXIII, 552 XXX, 522 S., 1 Bl. Hldr. d. Zeit auf 5 Bünden m. RSchild. Erste englische Ausgabe. - Pallas (1741-1811) bereiste im Auftrag der Petersburger Akademie in den Jahren 1768-1774 Russland und Sibirien bis zum Amur. Sein bedeutender Reisebericht beschreibt die geographischen, geologischen, zoologischen, archäologischen und völkerkundlichen Eigenheiten des Landes. Die hervorragenden und fein kolorierten Kupfer gehen auf den Leipziger Künstler C.G. Geißler zurück, der Pallas auf seiner Reise begleitete. Sie zeigen u.a. Kostüme und Trachten verschiedener Völker, Pflanzen, Tiere, Gebäude, Münzen und Inschriften. - Einbände berieben, Gelenke etw. angeplatzt, kl. Fehlstellen im Leder, Deckel stärker fleckig. Wappenexlibris im Innendeckel. Vorsätze fleckig, sonst nur ganz vereinzelt im Rande. Insgesamt sehr schöne, wohlerhaltene Bände.

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Düwal Berlin]
 3.   Check availability:     booklooker.de     Link/Print  


        Chirurgie, in welcher alles, was zur Wundarzney gehöret, Nach der neuesten und besten Art, gründlich abgehandelt, und in acht und dreyssig Kupfertafeln die neuerfundene und dienlichste Instrumente, Nebst den bequemsten Handgriffen der chirurgischen Operationen und Bandagen deutlich vorgestellet werden. Vierte viel vermehrte und verbesserte Auflage.

      Nürnberg, Johann Stein. 1741 - 21,5x17 cm. 8 n.n. Bl., 378 (recte 376) S., 2 n.n. Bl., S. 379-1078, 23 n.n. S. Register. Mit gestochenem Porträt als Frontispiz und 38 gestochenen Tafeln. Schlichter Lederband des 20. Jahrhunderts. Waller 4236. - Wellcome III, 236. - Hirsch-H. III, 140 f. - Eines der wichtigsten chirurgischen Lehrbücher seiner Zeit. Erschien erstmals 1718 in Deutsch und erlebte zahlreiche Auflagen. Die Tafeln meist mit Instrumenten. - Vorsatz mit zeitgenössischem Besitzer- und Schenkungsvermerk eines Johann Jakob Schrämli von Wiesendangen an Johann Geilinger. - Ca. 40 Blatt mit grösserem Wasserfleck

      [Bookseller: Daniel Thierstein]
 4.   Check availability:     ZVAB     Link/Print  


        El Orinoco Ilustrado, Historia Natural, Civil, Y Geographica, De Este Gran Rio

      En Madrid : Por Manuel Fernandez 1741 - Bound in contemporary vellum. Hand written title in brown ink. Small quarto. [38], 580, [19] p., map, 2 pl. 22 cm. Good binding. Ruffling and aging to vellum. Map with some loss and repairs to tears. Repaired tear to pgs 379-82. Pages tanned. Dampstain to first few pages. Owners blindstamp of Leopold Richter to bottom margins of preface pages. Owners name to pg 33. Refs: Alden & Landis 745/100; De Backer-Sommervogel III, 1949; Leclerc 1471; Medina, Biblioteca Hispano-Americana, 3376; Palau 111192 (gives the Jesuit José Casani as editor); Sabin 29274; Wellcome III, 181. Father Gumilla was far ahead of his time in his landmark work on the Orinoco. His notes on the Natural History of the Orinoco served long as necessary reference for all scientists interested in the nature of the intertropical zone , including, obviously, to Alejandro de Humboldt and many other nineteenth-century travelers, especially his investigation on the fauna and flora of the Orinoco, maps and drawings included in his works. Leopoldo Richter immigrated from German to Columbia, where he become a ceramist, entomologist and an important artist of Colombia in the 20th Century. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Sequitur Books]
 5.   Check availability:     AbeBooks     Link/Print  


        Pieces qui ont remporté le prix de l'académie royale des sciences, en 1740 : sir la flux et reflux de la mer. Dissertation sur la cause physique.

      Martin u.a., Paris 1741 - [2] Bl., 350 S., [1] Bl., IX gef. Kupfert. Enth: Cavalleri, Antoine: Dissertation sur la cause physique du flux et du reflux de la mer. Bernoulli, Daniel: Traité sur le flux et reflux de la mer. MacLaurin, Colin: De causa physica fluxus et refluxus maris. Euler, Leonhard: Inquisitio physica in causam fluxus ac refluxus maris. Lederbd., reiche Rückenvergoldung, Schmutztitel, Titelvignette [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Sebastian Vogler]
 6.   Check availability:     AbeBooks     Link/Print  


        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. Här utan det 1738 separat tryckta ?De praejudiciis? på 62 sidor, vilket utlovas i titeln som supplement.

      [Bookseller: Centralantikvariatet]
 7.   Check availability:     AbeBooks     Link/Print  


        Konung Carl den XII:tes historia i kort begrep, ifrån hans maj:ts födelse til des död. 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.

      [Bookseller: Centralantikvariatet]
 8.   Check availability:     AbeBooks     Link/Print  


        Det gamle Grønlands Nye Perlustration,

      1741 1741 - Eller Naturel-Historie, Og Beskrivelse over det gamle Grønlands Situation, Luft Temperament og Bekskaffenhed; 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 nyt Land-Caart og andre Kaaber-Stykker over Landets Naturalier og Indbyggernis Handtæringer. Kbhvn.: Joh. Christ. Groth 1741. Med stort udfoldeligt træskåret kort over Grønland og 11 helsides kobbere visende grønlandske planter og dyr, grønlændernes levevis, fangstmetoder, lege, sport, etc. [12] + 132 s. Nyere forsatspapir og titelbladet forstærket i yderste margin og det ligeledes lidt nyere forsatspapir bagest revet i nederste hjørne, ellers pænt og velholdt eksemplar med bred margin indbundet i lidt senere halvlæder med rygforgyldning. * Pænt komplet eksemplar af Hans Egedes berømte beskrivelse af Grønlands natur og folk. Bibl. Danica III, 640.

      [Bookseller: Peter Grosell, Antiquarian Bookseller]
 9.   Check availability:     ZVAB     Link/Print  


        Biblioteca italiana, o sia notizia de' libri rari nella lingua italiana, divisa in quattro parti principali ... annesivi tutto il Libro dell' Eloquenza Italiana di Monsig. Giusto Fontanini ... In questa seconda edizione / aggiuntovi altri autori moderni per maggior commodità de' letterati, e vi sono posti li prezzi ad ognuno delli medisimi. Con tavole copiosissime, e necessarie

      Venezia ? Milano: Michel'Antonio Panza, 1741. Second edition. [12], 266pp. 1 vols. 4to. Later vellum-backed boards, uncut, red leather spine label. Boards scuffed, tear in lower joint, very slight internal foxing; overall, a very good , sound copy. Second edition. [12], 266pp. 1 vols. 4to.

      [Bookseller: James Cummins Bookseller]
 10.   Check availability:     IOBABooks     Link/Print  


        Lettres cabalistiques ou Correspondance philosophique historique et criti EDITION ORIGINALE

      à La Haye: Chez Pierre Paupie, 1741. Fine. Chez Pierre Paupie, à La Haye 1741, 6 tomes en 6 Vol. in 12 (9,5x15,5cm), (34) 374pp. et (16) 392pp. et (10) 395pp. et (8) 344pp. et (2) 350pp. et (2) 244pp. (90), relié. - Second edition partly original and increased 80 letters, two volumes more than the first edition from 1738 published in 4 volumes; illustrated with a frontispiece portrait by Van Pee. Title pages in red and black. Good impression. Half brown sheepskin with small posterior corners, around 1800. spine smooth decorated with a central floret and casters. Part of title in light green calf and volume number rose veal. boards with various frictions. Pretty decorative series. Cabalistic letters are one of the jewels of journalistic activity d'Argens; its varied writing excels in this climate on the border of philosophy, pamphlet and journalistic criticism; As with other collections of letters, they appear in contemporaryicals in the Universal Gazetteer. The work was blacklisted in 1742 The author discusses some of the themes of Jewish Letters especially regarding religion, superstition and various forms of belief.; there are many critical considerations on the Jesuits, Freemasonry, Kabbalah, the Templars, Alchemists, etc.. The book is indexed by Caillet 1605; Bibliotheca Esoterica 985. Ample table of contents allows you to easily find all the issues involved. --- Please note that the translation in english is done automatically, we apologize if the formulas are inaccurate. Contact us for any information! - [FRENCH VERSION FOLLOWS] Seconde édition en partie originale et augmentée de 80 lettres, soit deux volumes de plus que l'édition originale de 1738 parue en 4 volumes ; illustrée d'un portrait au frontispice par Van Pee. Pages de titres en rouge et noir. Bonne impression. Reliure en demi basane brune à petits coins postérieure, vers 1800. Dos lisse orné d'un fleuron central et de roulettes. Pièce de titre en veau vert clair et de tomaison de veau rose. Plats avec frottements divers. Jolie série décorative. Les lettres cabalistiques sont l'un des fleurons de l'activité journalistique de d'Argens ; son écriture variée excelle dans ce climat à la frontière de la philosophie, du pamphlet et de la critique journalistique ; comme pour les autres recueils de lettres, ils paraîtront en périodiques dans le Gazetier Universel. L'ouvrage fut mis à l'index en 1742. L'auteur approfondit certains thèmes des Lettres juives notamment en ce qui concerne les religions, la superstition et les diverses formes de croyance ; on y trouve de nombreuses considérations critiques sur les jésuites, la franc-maçonnerie, la Kabbale, les Templiers, les Alchimistes, etc. L'ouvrage est indexé par Caillet 1605; Bibliotheca Esoterica 985. Une ample table des matière permet de retrouver aisément toutes les questions traitées.

      [Bookseller: Librairie Le Feu Follet]
 11.   Check availability:     IOBABooks     Link/Print  


        THE BOOK OF COMMON PRAYER,

      - and administration of the sacraments, and other rites and ceremonies of the Church, according to the use of The Church of England: Together with the Psalter or Psalms of David, pointed as they are to be sung or said in Churches. [bound with] THE WHOLE BOOK OF PSALMS, collected into English metre, by Thomas Sternhold, John Hopkins, and others. Pp. [340]+[96], 55 engraved plates (including frontispiece portrait of George II); cr. 12mo; early black calf, lettered and decorated in gilt, including the initials RC at centre of boards, the boards lightly rubbed, corners bruised, spine neatly repaired at extremities; a.e.g.; marbled endpapers, hinges tender, bookplate on blank preliminary leaf, early inked signature at head of title page, scattered light foxing and soiling, several marginal damp stains and a few small edge chips; printed by John Baskett, London, 1741. Collates as for Griffiths 1741, 2.*With provenance inscriptions dating from 1864 to 1901 on the upper free endpaper and blank preliminary leaf - the earliest being a gift inscription from John Irving, Lieut. Commanding, 1st Company, Forest of Dean Fifth Corps, to Rev. Charles Dighton (who was appointed Honorary Chaplain to the 12th Gloucestershire Rifle Volunteer Corpts in 1861). The Book of Psalms, which is dated 1741, was printed by Thomas Wood. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Kay Craddock - Antiquarian Bookseller]
 12.   Check availability:     AbeBooks     Link/Print  


        Biblia dat is de gantsche H. Schrift vervattende alle canonyke boeken des ouden en Nieuwen Testaments. Including : Het nieuwe Testament. And: De CL. Psalmen des propheten Davids.Amsterdam, Otto van Grafhorst and Dirk onder de Linden, 1752. 3 parts in 1 volume. 8vo. With engraved title-page (pasted on the 'Acte van Consent en Authorisatie'), 42 engraved plates and diamond-head music for the psalms. Contemporary richly gold-tooled red morocco, gilt edges.

      Not in: Darlow & Moule; NCC; STCN; WorldCat; cf. Darlow & Moule 3348 (1741 issue); Poortman, Bijbel en Prent I, p. 248; V. Eeghen & V.d. Kellen 441 (similar plates by Luyken). Very rare re-issue of the scarce States Translation of the Old and New Testament and also the psalmbook published at Utrecht by 'de Compagnie' booksellers in 1741. Unlike the first issue, the Bible is here enlarged with a series of 42 unsigned engraved plates from an unidentified source, all with 3- or 4-line captions (apparently not the series after the illustrations of Jan Luyken, also used by the same publisher). With only the undated engraved general title-page and no separate title-page for the Old Testament, but with separate title-pages for the New Testament and the psalms. With only a few minor spots. Binding also in very good condition, spine slightly worn. In very good condition.

      [Bookseller: Antiquariaat FORUM BV]
 13.   Check availability:     Biblio     Link/Print  


        Description et Histoire Naturelle du Groenland. Copenhagen and Geneva, Brothers C. and A. Philibert, 1763. 8vo. With loosely inserted engraved folding map of Greenland and 10 engraved folding plates. Modern wrappers.

      Arctic Bibliography 4361; Leclerc 651; Sabin 22027. French translation of 'Det Gamle Grønlands ny Perlustration' (1741), a description of the natural history of Greenland, with part of the introduction from the author's 'Omstaendelig og Udførlig Relation' (1738). Written by the founder of Nuuk, now the capital of Greenland, Hans Poulsen Egede (1686-1758), a Dano-Norwegian missionary. The translation is attributed to Jean-Baptiste Des Roches de Parthenay. Slightly browned and with some occasional minor spots. Very good copy of a description of the Greenland.

      [Bookseller: Antiquariaat FORUM BV]
 14.   Check availability:     Biblio     Link/Print  


        Ordinum Equestrium, et Militarium Catalogus.

      Antonii Rubeis, Rome 1741 - The fourth edition, first published in 1711, 4to, complete with the frontis and 166 engraved plates. The boards are detached, old seminary stamps on a few places, on four early text plates, on verso of the first 2 plates on plated 145 and 166 and on rear end paper, small tear to plate 10, but the contents is generally clean, and complete with light browning in a few places. A scarce work on knightly orders and insignia, with attractive plates. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Broadford Books]
 15.   Check availability:     AbeBooks     Link/Print  


        Solenne Cavalcata per il possesso di N. S. Papa Benedetto XIV

      1741 - Acquaforte e bulino, 1741, datata in lastra in alto al centro. Magnifica prova, impressa su carta vergata coeva, con margini, in eccellente stato di conservazione. Impressa dalla tipografia della Reverenda Camera Apostolica. Molto rara. Dimensioni 465x320. Etching and engraving, 1741, dated on lower centre plate. Magnificent work printed on contemporary laid paper with margins, in excellent condition. Printed by the typography of Reverenda Camera Apostolica. Very rare. Dimensioni 465 320mm

      [Bookseller: Libreria Antiquarius]
 16.   Check availability:     AbeBooks     Link/Print  


        Rerum Mecleburgicarum libri octo, quibus post brevem antiqui provinciae sub Vandalis expositionem . Praeterea origo, status et forma serenissimae familiae Meclenburgicae eiusque ditiones ., ut et ordinum iura provincialium recensentur et illustratur a Matthia Joanne Beehr. Ex manuscripto edidit, et præfationem de ratione, qua Germani merita sua in studium historicum in posterum amplificare possunt, vitamque auctoris præmisit Ioannes Erhardus Kappius.

      Leipzig, Johann Christian Martin, 1741. - XL S., 2 Bll., (XLI)-LVI S., 2 Bll., 1 doppelblattgroße Karte, 156 Sp., 2 Bll., 157-388, 4 Bll., 389-1872 (recte 1836) Spalten, 11 Bll., 4°. mit je einer gestochenen Titel- und Kopfvignette, einer doppelblattgroße Kupferkarte und vier doppelblattgroßen Stammtafeln. HLdr. Rundumrotschnitt. Gebrauchs- und Altersspuren. Kanten und Ecken beschabt und bestoßen. Titel und vordere Flieger mit Marginalien und Namenszügen.Vorderer Flieger mit Eckabriss. Titelei und letzte Blätter mit Leimschatten. Heeß 2996 - Paginierung nach Sp. 1207 lückenhaft und Falsch bis Sp. 1245. - Matthias Johann von Behr, *21.10.1685 in Schirensee bei Kiel, + März 1729 in Wien, war Diplomat in Mecklenburg-Strelitz'schen Diensten u.a. als Deputierter in Wien. Die deutsche Übersetzung seiner Mecklenburgischen Geschichte blieb (lt. Heeß 2997) im Ansatz stecken: Acht Bücher der mecklenburgischen Geschichte. Nebst e. Vorrede des Herrn Prof. Kapp. . Aus d. Lat. übers. (von Otto Dietrich Schröder). Bd. 1. 2. Ratzeburg 1759. 60, Schmidt. 12 Bl. CXXVIII, 388. 878 S. 8°. Das 1.-3. Buch enthaltend Bd. 1 [= Buch 1.] Bd. 2 [= Buch 2 u. 3.] die Übers. von Buch 4.-8. ist nie gedruckt; Manuscr. von Buch 4 in der Ritterschaftl. L.-B. Rost. - Geschichtskarte: SCLAVIAE BOREALIS TABULA GEOGRAPHICA nova ad illustrandam Historiam medii aevi a Saeculo VIII. usque ad Saeculum XII. auctore Matthia Johanne Beehr. Brühl sc. Lips., 36 x 31 cm. Mit Erläuterungen auf dem Blatt. Legende unten rechts. Titelkartusche unten links, umgeben von ostseeslavischen Gottheiten, an der Spitze Radegast. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat & Buchhandlung Rose]
 17.   Check availability:     ZVAB     Link/Print  


        Histoire du Mont Vésuve, avec l'explication des phenomenes qui ont coûtume d'accompagner les embrasements de cette montagne. Le tout traduit de l'Italien de l'Académie des Sciences de Naples. Par M. Duperron de Castera. Dédiée a monseigneur le Dauphin.

      - Paris, Huart, 1741. Small 8vo (16.6 x 9.5 cm). xxiii, 361, [iii] pp. Three large folded plates, one very large folded table. Contemporary full calf. Spine with five raised bands. Compartments with rich gilt floral patterns and red morocco label with gilt title. Marbled endpapers. Edges red.l In this work the author, Francesco Serao (1702-1785), gives a detailed account of the mount Vesuvius eruption of 1737 and discussed the shape of the mountain, which, according to him, must have been different in the past, in view of the ancient lava streams outside Monte Somma. The name of the playwright Louis-Adrien Duperron de Castera (1705-1762) is the only name on the title page; he, however, was the translator. In the rear of this copy, an extract of a letter from William Hamilton, discussing the eruption of 1767, has been tipped in, as well as two folded plates showing the 1767 eruption and the phenomena then observed. Apart from these peculiar and useful additions, the book is clean, unmarked. Spine a bit rubbed, otherwise a very good copy. Ward and Carozzi, 2032. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Antiquariaat Schierenberg]
 18.   Check availability:     AbeBooks     Link/Print  


        Manejo Real, En Que se Propone lo que deben los cavalleros en esta facultad, para llenar con la practica este gran nombre; y lo que si gustare su aplicacion, podràn adelantar, para saber por si hacer un cavallo, como qualquiera Picador.

      imprenta en la congragation de la Buena Muerte, Valladolid 1741 - In-8 dans une reliure en parchemin au dos lisse au titre manuscrit. 32 pp non chiffrées, 264 pp. Bandeaux, lettrines et culs-de-lampe. Le livre a été remboitée il y a peu de temps, traces de restaurations de la page de titre et de certaines déchirures sur les pages.

      [Bookseller: Librairie Lang]
 19.   Check availability:     IberLibro     Link/Print  


        Original watercolour and pencil studies of West Indian birds and fish.

      - Caribbean, unpublished, 1741. Three sheets (size 38 x 48 (twice) and 34 x 44 cm), of which two illustrated on both sides. All three with simple, old, cardboard frames.l A rare collection of original pre-Linnean Caribbean ornithology and ichthyology (field) sketches, on large sheets of laid paper (water mark crowned shield with a horn, and the name L. V. Gerrevink; a Dutch paper maker, active during the first half of the 18th century) most probably made by a sailor with an interest in natural history, during a voyage in the Caribbean. The plates show a number of birds, and fish, described below. Localities are mentioned for most: Cuba, Jamaica, St. Christopher (St. Kitts), Dominica, Cartageña (Colombia), and Maracaibo (Venezuela), thus four different Caribbean islands, on two harbour towns on the South American mainland coast. The first sheet is numbered 258, and has the following birds and captions on the front side (recto) 1. The Rain Bird Jam. Cub. Dom. S. Christ. 2. another sort of Rain Bird. 3. another sort of watchy pickel or Spanish Nightingale [a mocking bird; the name watchy pickel is unknown to us]. And on its verso: The Curaçao vel Gallus Indicus Carthag. Maracaibo & c [the rendering of this bird is quite accurate]. The second sheet, numbered 255, contains 1. Noctua minor ex pallida et fusca avaria Cuba [this is the Antillian nighthawk]. 2. A woodpecker one kind of Cuba. 3. The crab-catcher of Dominica / Jamaica taken in Cuba. And on the verso: 1. the watchy pickel, or Spanish Nightingale Jamaica 1741 / 257. 1741. J: Cub. et Domin. 2. The small black bird of Jamaica 1741. 3. The Banana bird of Jamaica. The third sheet is numbered 240, and contains two fish: 1. Te Mud-fish [two drawings; whole animal, lateral, and the head, ventral] 2. Parot [SIC] fish. All drawings are quite large, some life-sized, and detailed, although slightly naive, and clearly by the same hand. The numbering may suggest that these three sheets were part of a much larger collection of zoological observations, but nothing remotely similar to these sketches is known. The work is contemporary to that of Mark Catesby, but less refined. The artist was probably not a trained zoologist, but, rather, a keen amateur with a good eye for detail. Because of the presence of localities these drawings are of historical, and also zoogeographical interest. Paper of one sheet somewhat unevenly tanned, otherwise in very good condition. Churchill, 318 (water-mark).

      [Bookseller: Antiquariaat Schierenberg]
 20.   Check availability:     IberLibro     Link/Print  


        HISTOIRE DU MONT VESUVE AVEC L’EXPLICATION DES PHENOMENES QUI ONT COUTUME D’ACCOMPAGNER LES EMBRASEMENTS DE CETTE MONTAGNE

      - 1741 Huart, Paris XX+361 p. + 2 lam. et une table. 16x10 cm. Enc. peau. Exterior algo fatigado Para ver o recibir fotografías de los libros puede ir a nuestra web. (Vesubio)

      [Bookseller: Costa LLibreter]
 21.   Check availability:     AbeBooks     Link/Print  


        Opulentissimi Regni Persiae juxta suas Provincias recentissima et accuratissima Designatio, Studio et sumtibus . ".

      - Kupferstich-Karte von M. Seutter, Augsburg ca. 1741, altkoloriert. Ca. 50 x 58 cm. Wenige kl. Flecken. Very attractive of Persia during the first part of the Eighteenth century. Covers the area from the Black Sea to Kashmir. Very detailed with roads marked. Attractive cartouche with figures in local costume. Excellent original colour.

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Peter Fritzen]
 22.   Check availability:     ZVAB     Link/Print  


        Sammelband - Predigten

      Sammelband mit 15 Predigten aus den Jahren 1741-1745. Enthält: 1. Lob-Rede, Über die Wohlthaten Des Heiligen Bonifacii, Deren Teutschen Apostels, Ersten Ertz-Bischoffens zu Maintz, Und Blut-Zeugens. Da eine Hoch-Löbl. Rheinisch-sonderlich Ertz-Stift-Maintzische Landes-Genossenschaft in der Pfarr-Kirchen U.L. Frauen zun Schotten bey denen WW. EE. PP. Benedictinern in Wien Das gewöhnliche Lob- und Danck-Fest, Mit sonderlicher Feyerlichkeit Den 9. Heumonats im Jahre 1741 begienge .. Wien, Kaliwoda, o.J. 28 S. - 2. Heylsame Ermahnungs-Rede, Zur Vermitleydung und Hülf Deren in dem Fegfeuer Leydenden Seelen An dem Vorabend ihres allgemeinen Christmilden Andenckens In dem grossen Gottes-Acker ausser dem Schotten-Thor zu Wien bey denen WW. EE. PP. Benedictinern Unser Lieben Frauen von dem Berg Serrato Einer ungemeinen Volcks-Menge vorgetragen. Wien, Kirchberger, 1741. 20 nn. Bl. - 3. Lob-Rede Von der sieghaften Lehr Deren Heiligen Cyrilli und Methudii Und von der Unüberwindlichen Tugend Ihrer Glaubens-Kinder In Mähren Da eben diese Löblichste Landes-Genossenschaft in der Kaiserl. Hof-Pfarr-Kirchen zu St. Michael in Wien die Gedächtnuß dieser Heiligen mit gewöhnlichem Kirchen-Gepräng feyerte am vierten Sonntag in der Fasten den 4ten Mertzen im Jahr 1742. Wien, Ghelen, o.J. 12 nn. Bl. - 4. Ein Englischer Prediger Aus dem Prediger-Orden. Der Tugendsamste Ordens-Mann eyferige Apostel und gewaltige Wunderthäter Heiliger Vincentius Ferrerius, An seinem Fest-Tag in der Kirch seines Ordens ad Mariam Rotundam genannt zu Wien den 5ten April im Jahre 1742. ... Wien, Kirchberger, o.J. 23 nn. Bl. - 5. Ehren-Rede von der Anverwandtschaft des Heiligen Böhmischen Königs Wenceslai Mit denen Oesterreichischen Fürsten. Da in der Königl. Hof-Kirchen zu Maria Loreto in Wienn bey denen WW. EE. PP. Augustinern Baarfüssern die Gedächtnuß bemeldten Heiligen mit ausserordentlicher Feyerlichkeit begangen worden. Den 9 Maji im Jahr 1742. (Wien), Ghelen, o.J. 16 nn. Bl. - 6. Ehren-Rede von der Verbündnuß Des Heiligen Böhmischen Schützers Joannis Von Nepomuck Wie denen Oesterreichischen Königen In Böheim. Da in der Kaiserl. Hof-Pfarr-Kirchen bey St. Michael deren Regulirten Priestern des Heil. Apostels Pauli in Wienn die Gedächtnuß dieses Heiligen Blut-Zeugens und grossen Wunderthäters den 2ten Brachmonat im Jahr 1742. mit geöhnlicher Feyerlichkeit begangen ward. Wien, Ghelen, o.J. 12 nn. Bl. - 7. Ehren-Rede Über den Hohen Stand, Und Über die Stand-mässige Tugend Des Heiligen Priesters und Blut-Zeugens Joannis Von Nepomuck, In der Hohen Metropolitan-Kirchen zu St. Stephan in Wienn, da in selber eine Hochlöbl. unter Schutz und Anruffung genannten Heiligen .. errichtete Bruderschafft dieses Heiligen Fest-Tag den 16ten May 1743. höchst-feyerlich begienge, und bey dieser Feyerlichkeit der Wohl-Ehrwürdige und Hoch-Gelehrte Herr Dominicus Gebhardt, weltlicher Priester, und vormahlens Pfarr-Herr erstlich zu Eglingen in Schwaben, und hernach zu Braunstorff in Unter-Oesterreich nach funftzig im Priesterlichen Stand löblichst zugebrachten Jahren abermal das erste feyerliche Meß-Opfer .. abgestattet. Wien, Heyinger, o.J. 34 S. - 8. Der Becrönte Cron-Hütter An dem Heiligen Blut-Zeugen Joannes Von Nepomuck Vorgestellet Da in der Königlichen Hof-Kirche zu Maria-Loreto in Wien bey denen WW. EE. PP. Augustinern Baarfüssern die Gedächtnuß bemeldten Heiligen mit außerordentlicher Feyerlichkeit eine von Weyland Ihro Römisch-Kayerlichen Majestät hinterlassene Kayserliche Hof-Kriegs-Cantzley begienge. Den 3ten Brachmonaths an dem Heil. Pfingst-Montag im Jahr 1743. Wien, Kirchberger, o.J. 13 nn. Bl. - 9. Ehren-Rede, An dem Fest-Tag Deren Heiligen Aposteln Simonis Und Judae, Als In dem Herrlichen Gottes-Haus des Hoch-berühmten Stifts deren Regulirten Chor-Herren des Heiligen Augustini zu St. Florian in Ober-Oesterreich Der Wohl-Ehrwürdige Herr Aloysius Gnandl, Desselben Stifts Mit-Glied Sein erstes Heiliges Meß-Opfer abgestattet im Jahr 1743. Wien, Kirchberger, 1744. 24 Bl. 10. Die Marianische Bücherey, Oder: Lob-Rede, In welcher aus allen Gattungen der Schrifft-Stelleren und Bücheren, Zeugnuß und Beweißthum, vor das Geheimnuß Der Unbefleckten Empfängnuß Mariae, Angezogen werden In der Hohen Metropolitan-Kirchen zu St. Stephan in Wienn, da in selber eine Hochlöbl. errichtete Bruderschafft, die feyerliche Gedächtnuß des gemeldten Geheimnuß den dritten Sonntag im Advent im Jahr 1743. gewöhnlicher massen begienge: .. Wien, Heyinger, o.J. 56 S. - 11. Lob-Rede zu Ehre des Heiligen Blut-Zeugens und Grossen Wunder-thäters Joannis von Nepomuk Da in der Kaiserlichen Hof-Pfarr-Kirche bey St. Michael deren Regulirten Priestern des heiligen Apostels Pauli in Wien dessen Gedächtnuß den 18. May im Jahr 1744. mit gewöhnlicher Feyerlichkeit begangen ward. .. Wien, Ghelen, 1744. 11 nn. Bl. - 12. Lob-Rede Von dem Hoch-Heiligen Scapulier-Fest, da selbes In der Kirch deren WW. EE. PP. Carmelitern zu St. Joseph ob der Laimgruben Den 19. Heumonat im Jahre 1744. Nach Gewohnheit höchst-feyerlich begangen ward (Wien), Kirchberger, o.J. 20 nn. Bl. - 13. Dank-Rede Uber die Höchst-erfreuliche Geburt Des Durchleuchtigsten Ertz-Hertzog Caroli, Ihrer zu Hungarn und Böheim Königlichen Majestät Mariae Theresiae, Und Ihrer Königlichen Hoheit Francisci Stephani, Hertzogs in Lothringen und Baar, Groß-Hertzogens in Toscana und Mit-Regenten Andert-gebornen Printzen. Da dieser hohen Geburt wegen von Ihrer Hoch-fürstl. Eminentz unsers gnädigsten Herrn Ordinario auf den Sonntag Septuagesima, als den 14. Hornung des 1745sten Jahrs in allen Kirchen der Stadt Wien eine feyerliche Danksagung angeordnet, und dem zufolge auch in der St. Michaelis Hof-Pfarr-Kirchen gehalten worden ist o.O., o.V., o.J. 12 nn. Bl. - 14. Lob- und Trost-Rede An dem Hohen Fest-Tag Der Glorreichen Himmelfahrt Mariae, Zu Wienn, in der Pfarr-Kirch des uralten, und berühmten Benedictiner-Stifts U.L. Frauen zum Schotten genannt, Da in selbem Eine Löbliche Marianische Versammlung, Unter dem Titul: Um ein glückseeliges Ende, ihr Haupt-Fest nach Gewohnheit begienge Und dabey die Gedächtnuß, einer von Ferdinando III. Glorwürdigsten Andenckens Römischen Kayser in dem Jahr 1645. angestellten ausserordentlichen Verehrung der Mutter Gottes In dero Gnaden-reichen Bildnuß, Durch einen aus bemeldter Pfarr-Kirch in dem Hohen Ertz-Dom zu St. Stephan offentlichen Bitt-Gang nach dem ersten Jahr-Hundert erneueret ward. Wienn, Heyinger, 1745. 31 S. - 15. Ehren-Rede Uber das Freudenreiche Geburts-Fest, Der Allerseeligsten Jungfrau Mariae, Und Von dero berühmten Gnaden-Bild der Mutter-Gottes der Barmherzigkeit zugenannt: In der Pfarr-Kirchen zu Antzbach hinter dem Wienner-Wald Den 8ten Herbstmonat im Jahr 1745. Wienn, Kirchberger, o.J. 18 nn. Bl. - Oktav-Ganzlederband der Zeit auf 5 Bünden, Rücken mit Goldprägung und Titelschild. Jedes Heft mit 2 Holzschnittvignetten, teilweise mit geschn. Initialen. - Zu Don Pius Manzador siehe nachstehenden Auszug aus: Posch, Waldemar: Seelsorge und Glaubensleben zu St. Michael im Wandel der Zeiten. S. 51. In: St. Michael. Stadtpfarrkirche und Künstlerpfarre von Wien. 1288-1988. Wien 1988: "Eine Zierde der Barnabiten bei St. Michael war in jeder Hinsicht P. Don Pius Manzador (1707-1774), ein gebürtiger Wiener. Seit 1732 Lektor der Theologie, wurde er wegen seines hervorragenden Wissens 1737 dem kaiserlichen Legaten am päpstlichen Hof Graf Plettenberg als Theologe zugeteilt. Seine Predigten erregten großes Aufsehen. Kardinal Kollonitsch nannte ihn den ersten Redner Wiens, und der Dekan der juridischen Fakultät bezeichnete ihn in einem um 1745 verfaßten Werk als einen "Author classicus, der fast in ganz Deutschland bekannt sei". Als Manzador zum 25. Mal in St. Michael die Fastenpredigten hielt, widerhallte die Kirche bei der letzten Predigt von ungeheurem Applaus. In der heiklen Angelegenheit des Geheimprotestantismus in ihren Erblanden fand Maria Theresia in Manzador den Mann, der mit Klugheit und Fingerspitzengefühl der ganzen Angelegenheit die Schärfe nahm, ohne Grundsätzliches preiszugeben. Seine Gewandtheit im Verhandeln bezüglich dieser Angelegenheit, die er in Passau gegenüber Kardinal Lamberg unter Beweis gestellt hatte, prädestinierte ihn zu dem von der Kaiserin autorisierten Unterhändler bei den Päpsten Benedikt XIV. und Clemens XIII. Als Provinzial beschritt er bei der Ausbildung des Ordensklerus neue Wege, ohne dabei Altbewährtes aufzugeben. Mit Manzador erreichten die Barnabiten den Höhepunkt ihres Ansehens in Österreich. Die Barnabiten haben ihm dadurch gedankt, daß sie ihn zu ihrem General erwählten, und Maria Theresia sorgte dafür, daß er zunächst Bischof von Senj und Modruss in Kroatien und später ihm das Bistum Transsilvanien (Siebenbürgen) übertragen wurde." "Das 17. Jahrhundert war der absolute Höhepunkt des seelsorglichen Wirkens der Barnabiten in St. Michael. Sie stellten dem Hof italienische und spanische Prediger zur Verfügung, machten St. Michael zu einem Zentrum der Kanzelberedsamkeit, förderten die Verehrung Mariens und belebten auf eindrucksvolle Weise durch Einführung des Vierzigstündigen Gebetes die Verehrung des Allerheiligsten. Ihre Tätigkeit wurde für die Habsburger zu einem Symbol der Pietas Austraica. Anfang des 18. Jahrhunderts fand die verstärkte Zuwanderung aus Mähren darin ihren Ausdruck, daß 1708 von Johann Michael Spazierer, Regens Chori bei St. Michael, das alljährlich wiederkehrende Mährische Nationalfest begründet wurde. In Lobreden wurden die Hll. Cyrill und Method als Apostel und Väter des Markgrafentums Mähren gepriesen. Die Böhmen wieder hoben ihren Landsmann Johannes Nepomuk hervor. P. Don Pius Manzador hielt eine "Ehren-Rede von der Verbündnuß des heiligen böhmischen Schützers Joannis von Nepomuk mit denen österreichischen Königen in Böheim." (Nummer 6 der hier vorliegenden Predigtsammtlung). - Die Predigt Nr. 13 wurde anläßlich der Geburt des Erzherzogs Karl Josef (1745-1761), des 5. Kindes von Maria Theresia und Franz Stephan von Lothringen, gehalten. Einband leicht berieben. Titelblatt mit altem handschriftlichem Namenszug in Tinte, einige wenige Bleistiftanmerkungen im Text. Papier stellenweise altersbedingt leicht, das letzte Heft etwas stärker gebräunt, sonst sehr guter Zustand.

      [Bookseller: erlesenes Antiquariat und Buchhandlung]
 23.   Check availability:     booklooker.de     Link/Print  


        Persiles and Sigismunda: A Celebrated Novel. Intermixed with a great Variety of Delightful Histories and Entertaining Adventures Written in Spanish by Michael de Cervantes Saavedra, Author of Don Quixote. Translated into English from the Original.

      London: Printed for C. Ward and R. Chandler, Booksellers; and J. Wood, and C. Woodward, 1741. 2nd Edition. Hardcover. 12mo - over 6¾ - 7¾" tall. Two volumes. 12mo (161 x 95 mm). [4], 284; [4], 291 [1] pp., including engraved frontispiece of Cervantes in volume I, publisher's advert leaf before title in vol. II, woodcut ornaments and capitals. Contemporary full calf, spine with 5 raised bands, ruled and lettered in gilt (leather somewhat dry, hinges partially cracked but cords holding firm, boards and extremities rubbed, corners bumped and worn, spine leather cracky). Provenance: Richard Corbet and Henry Corbet (bookplates to front pastedowns). Text with light age-toning and occasional very minor spotting, otherwise quite clean and fresh. Vol. I with single short wormhole to blank margin of first and final leaves. All in all a fine untouched copy printed on strong paper. ----Palau 53935. SECOND ENGLISH EDITION of Cervantes romance and as rare as the first English edition published in 1619 just two years after the first Spanish. Although it is printed on the title-page that the version was made directly from the original, it has been proven that the anonymous translator actually used the French translation by Madame Richebourg published in 1738 (see Palau). Very Good.

      [Bookseller: Milestones of Science Books]
 24.   Check availability:     Direct From Seller     Link/Print  


        Gesamtansicht; darüber Befestigungsplan von Mannheim ('Manheimium .').

      - kolorierter Kupferstich b. Matthäus Seutter in Augsburg, n. 1741, 49,5 x 57,5 Schefold, Alte Ansichten aus Baden 30072. - Dritter und damit vollständiger Zustand von drei Zuständen. - Hier mit namentlicher Eintragung der "Neue Rhein Schantz" und mit Privileg sowie Erklärungen oben links.

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Norbert Haas]
 25.   Check availability:     AbeBooks     Link/Print  


        La mécanique générale, contenant la statique, l'airometrie, l'hydrostatique, et l'hydraulique, pour servir d'introduction aux sciences physico-mathématiques.

      Paris: J. Chardon for Charles-Antoine Jombert, 1741. 1st Edition. Hardcover. 4to - over 9¾ - 12" tall. Contemporary sheep (bad condition, lacking spine), [6] xxxiv [2], 632 pp. (quires loose, some browning and spotting). Inside rather good copy. -Conlon 41:418. Sotheran "Bibl. chemico-math." I 988. BL London (1). BN Paris (1) - Rare treatise on mechanics by l'abbé Deidier (1698-1746). Engr. device on title & 29 folding engr. plates. With a stocklist on e2r-v. Poor.

      [Bookseller: Milestones of Science Books]
 26.   Check availability:     Direct From Seller     Link/Print  


        Persiles and Sigismunda: A Celebrated Novel. Intermixed with a great Variety of Delightful Histories and Entertaining Adventures Written in Spanish by Michael de Cervantes Saavedra, Author of Don Quixote. Translated into English from the Original.

      Printed for C. Ward and R. Chandler, Booksellers; and J. Wood, and C. Woodward, London 1741 - Two volumes. 12mo (161 x 95 mm). [4], 284; [4], 291 [1] pp., including engraved frontispiece of Cervantes in volume I, publisher's advert leaf before title in vol. II, woodcut ornaments and capitals. Contemporary full calf, spine with 5 raised bands, ruled and lettered in gilt (leather somewhat dry, hinges partially cracked but cords holding firm, boards and extremities rubbed, corners bumped and worn, spine leather cracky). Provenance: Richard Corbet and Henry Corbet (bookplates to front pastedowns). Text with light age-toning and occasional very minor spotting, otherwise quite clean and fresh. Vol. I with single short wormhole to blank margin of first and final leaves. All in all a fine untouched copy printed on strong paper. ---- Palau 53935. SECOND ENGLISH EDITION of Cervantes romance and as rare as the first English edition published in 1619 just two years after the first Spanish. Although it is printed on the title-page that the version was made directly from the original, it has been proven that the anonymous translator actually used the French translation by Madame Richebourg published in 1738 (see Palau).- Visit our website for more information and additional images. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Milestones of Science Books]
 27.   Check availability:     AbeBooks     Link/Print  


        1741 Astronomy Astrology Cosmogony Occult EGYPT Egyptian Creation Mythology 2v

      Venezia : Giambatista Pasquali, 1741. - 1741 Astronomy Astrology Cosmogony Occult EGYPT Egyptian Creation Mythology 2v History of the Sky – which has become one of the most well-known astronomical treatises! Noël-Antoine Pluche (1688 – 1761), known as the abbé Pluche, was a French priest. He is now known for his Spectacle de la nature, a most popular work of natural history. Main author: Noel Antoine Pluche Title: Istoria del cielo considerato secondo le idee de poeti, de filosofi, e di Mose Ove si fa vedere 1. L'origine del cielo poetico. 2. L'errore de'filosofi intorno alla fabbrica del cielo e della terra. La conformita dell'esperienza con la fola fisica di Mose Published: Venezia : Giambatista Pasquali, 1741. Language: Italian Notes & contents: • 1st Italian edition • 2 volume set o Second part - Revisione della storia del cielo, ovvero supplemento alla prima edizione; dove si riconfermano, e si compendiano le prove principali addotte in tutto il trattato. In Venezia: Presso Giambattista Pasquali, 1741. 92, [4]4 o The continuation of the original treatise. • Engraved frontispiece + 9 copper engraved plates FREE SHIPPING WORLDWIDE Wear: wear as seen in photos Binding: tight and secure vellum binding Pages: complete with all 344 + 353 + 92 pages; plus indexes, prefaces, and such Publisher: Venezia : Giambatista Pasquali, 1741. Size: ~7in X 5in (18cm x 13cm) FREE SHIPPING WORLDWIDE Shipping: Very Fast. Very Safe. Free Shipping Worldwide. Satisfaction Guarantee: Customer satisfaction is our priority. Notify us within 7 days of receiving your item and we will offer a full refund guarantee without reservation. $550 Photos available upon request [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Schilb Antiquarian]
 28.   Check availability:     AbeBooks     Link/Print  


        Gesamtansicht, "Buda. Ofen.".

      - Kupferstich v. J. Chr. Leopold n. F.B. Werner, um 1741, 15,5 x 28,5 Marsch, F.B. Werner, p. 161 Nr. 152. Im Himmel Titel auf Spruchband und 2 Putten ( mit Erklärungen von 1-20 ). Unter der Ansicht Stadtwappen und Legende in lateinischer und deutscher Sprache; zeigt im Vordergrund Pest und am gegenüberliegenden Ufer der Donau Ofen mit der über der Stadt thronenden Festung.

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Nikolaus Struck]
 29.   Check availability:     ZVAB     Link/Print  


        1741 1ed Hauber Scripta Magica Occult Witchcraft Exorcisms Devils Witches Hauber

      Lemgo, gedruckt bey Joh. Heinrich Meyer, 1741-44. First edition. - 1741 1ed Hauber Scripta Magica Occult Witchcraft Exorcisms Devils Witches Hauber “the richest body of materials for the study on [witchcraft].” – Burr (on Hauber’s Scripta Magica) This famous work on witchcraft is one of the most important 18th-century studies on the subject. Eberhard Hauber wrote a series of 36 essays and treatises on witchcraft from 1738 through 1744, which were published in three separate tomes. This third volume, complete within itself, includes 12 parts (25-36) and includes incredible and bizarre, full and double-page engravings. This set of treatises concerns the power of the devil in the physical world. The book includes a frontispiece portrait of Balthazar Bekker, a key proponent in ending persecution for witchcraft in 17th-century Europe. The occult nature of this book deals with idolatry and magic and their importance in witchcraft and devil worship. Hauber wrote this work as a response to the number of exorcisms and devil expulsions in 18th-century Europe. Item number: #644 Price: $1500 HAUBER, Eberhard David Bibliotheca, acta et scripta magica. Grundliche Nachrichten und Urtheile von solchen Buchern und Handlungen, welche die Macht des Teufels in leiblichen Dingen betreffen. . heraus gegeben von Eberhard David Hauber . Funf und zwanzigstes Stuck. [-Vier und dreyzssigstes Stuck]. Lemgo, gedruckt bey Joh. Heinrich Meyer, 1741-44. First edition. Details: • Collation complete with all pages: [10], 814, [22] o 12 copper plates • Binding: Leather; tight and secure • References: Burr, Literature of Witchcraft • Language: German • Size: ~7in X 4.25in (18cm x 11cm) • Exceedingly rare with no other examples for sale worldwide Our Guarantee: Very Fast. Very Safe. Free Shipping Worldwide. Customer satisfaction is our priority! Notify us with 7 days of receiving, and we will offer a full refund without reservation! 644 Photos available upon request [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Schilb Antiquarian]
 30.   Check availability:     AbeBooks     Link/Print  


        Oeuvres. Avec des remarques historiques et critiques de M. Le Duchat. Nouvelle édition, ornée de figures de B. Picart, &c. Augmentée de ses Lettres et de plusieurs Pièces curieuses et intéressantes, Amsterdam, Jean Frédéric Bernard, 1741. 3 tomos.

      1741 - In-4º menor.- I: (6 h., incluyendo portada grabada y retrato del autor grabado por P. Tanjé)–xxxvi-526 p.- Un mapa desplegable.- 13 láminas grabadas, 3 de las cuales desplegables.- II : (3 h., incluyendo frontispicio grabado)-xxxiv-383 p.- 3 láminas grabadas.- III : (8 h., incluyendo portada grabada)-218 (id est : 216, por error de paginación) + 150 (18 h.) p.- Láminas, encabezamientos (13) y culs-de-lamp (12) dibujados y grabados por PICART, FOLKEMA, DU BOURG, TANJÉ, BERNAERTS y otros.- Encuadernación estilo siglo XVIII en cuero marmolado pulido ; tapas enmarcadas por triple filete dorado ; lomos de cinco nervios, ricamente ornamentados con recuadros de filetes, orlas, hierros y florones dorados ; tejuelos en marroquí habano ; orla interior, cortes y cantos dorados (Hans Asper). SANDER 1631. COHEN/RICCI 840. TCHEMERZINE IX, 319 B. OBERLÉ 353. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Victor Aizenman (SLAM / ILAB)]
 31.   Check availability:     AbeBooks     Link/Print  


        Kurze Beschreibung der hochadelichen Gotteshäuser Cappenberg und Scheda, wie auch des hochadelichen Stifts Averndorp und des Klosters Weddinghausen als ein Beytrag der westphälischen Geschichte : Entworfen u. mit d. nöthigsten Urkunden.

      Dortmund : Gottschalk Diederich Bädeker, 1741. VI, 154 (4) S. ; kl. 8 Hldr. Deckel im unteren Viertel fleckig, vorderes Vorsatz mit Löchlein / Fehlstellen, Fleckchen / papierbedingte Seitenbräunung /// Standort Wimregal BEC STE-05088 Versand D: 2,20 EUR

      [Bookseller: Wimbauer Buchversand]
 32.   Check availability:     buchfreund.de     Link/Print  


        Historiae morborum obseruationibus auctae et clarissimorum virorum consultationibus atque epistolis illustratæ auctore Francisco Roncalli Parolino Academiae Bononiensis Socio, Et Nobilis Brixiani Medicorum Collegii Priore.

      excudebat Joannes Baptista Bossini,, Brixiae, 1741 - In folio; (24), 287, (1) pp. e 3 c. di tav. a piena pagina fuori testo. Legatura in mezza pergamena di recupero con piatti foderati con bella carta marmorizzata ottocentesca. Titolo impresso in oro su fascetta in pelle al dorso. Un leggero alone al margine esterno del volume con qualche piccola fioritura. Tagli spruzzati in azzurro. Alcune pagine con leggermente ingiallite. Una leggera macchiolina al margine basso bianco delle ultime 20 carte, non fastidioso od intenso ma per il resto esemplare in discrete-buone condizioni di conservazione. Antip. calcogr. incisa da Marc’Antonio Dal Re su disegno di Francesco Monti. Ritr. del dedicatario disegnato da Felicita Sartori da un dipinto di Rosalba Carriera e inciso da Carlo Orsolini. Ritr. dell’aut. inciso da Francesco Zucchi. Testatine ed iniziali incise. In particolare la testatina presenta lo stemma del Regno di Polonia con l’aquila incoronata ed il cavaliere lituano. Frontespizio stampato in rosso e nero con bellissima vignetta animata calcogr. siglata: "Petrus Salvini inv. et del. Brixiae Daudet sculp. Lug d.". Prima ed unica edizione di quest’importante opera medica del celebre medico e poeta bresciano il Conte Francesco Roncalli (Brescia, 1692 – 1763 o 1769), noto anche come Francesco Roncalli Parolino, Francesco Parolino Roncalli e Francesco Roncalli Parolini. L’autore, allievo a Padova del Valisnieri, si distinse per varie opere a carattere medico fra le quali, oltre a quella qui presentata, "Medicina Europae" e "Nosocomium locupletatum". Ampiamente apprezzato come medico e studioso venne chiamato alla corte di Spagna diventando il medico personale del Re di Spagna e per i suoi meriti medici venne anche insignito del titolo di Conte di Polonia dal Principe di Sassonia Federicus Christianus, Re di Polonia e Grande Elettore. Appassionato di botanica scrisse anche una celebre opera dedicata alla flora bresciana "Plantarum in agro brixiano situs, et vires". Il De Renzi (vol V, pp. 148 e 554) così scrive del Roncalli: " fu medico dotto ed operosissimo, ed acquistò molta fama per aver concepito e menato a termine un disegno utilissimo in quel tempo: quello cioè di raccogliere le relazioni de’ principali medici di Europa sulla medicina de’ propri paesi, indicando le condizioni topografiche, le malattie endemiche o più frequenti ed i metodi più in uso nel medicare". L’opera qui presentata tratta in forma di epistole latine, numerose affezioni, tra le quali gli aneurismi, malattie cutanee, l’epilessia, la melanconia, l’ipocondria, l’apoplessia, la scrofola, la miopia, la sifilide, l’asma, i tumori, la lombaggine, la nefrite, varie malattie ginecologiche, etc. ed è considerata un sunto del pensiero medico dell’epoca. Fra gli autori corrispondenti delle "Epistole" si trovano i grandi medici dell’epoca come Paolo Valcarenghi, Carlo Francesco Cogrossi, Andrea Pasta, Giovanni Battista Morgagni, Giovanni Battista Mazzini, Antonio Leprotti ed altri. Rif. Bibl.: Hirsch-H, IV, 511; Wellcome, IV, 554; Rappaport 387 che descrive l’opera come molto importante; Blake, 387; Non in Garrison-Morton e in Waller; Osler, 3830: "I know no work of exactly the same lines". Sull’A. voce "Roncalli-Parolino" in Michaud, "Biogr. Universelle", XXXVIII, 544-45.

      [Bookseller: Studio Bibliografico Antonio Zanfrognini]
 33.   Check availability:     AbeBooks     Link/Print  


        Exercitationes academicae et scholasticae, varii generis argumenta, ad recentiorem philosophiam elegantiorisque stili cultum spectantia, complexae.

      Leipzig & Görlitz (Siegmund Ehrenfried Richter) 1741 - Titel mit gest. Vignette. 4 Bll., 424 S., 4 Bll. 21,5 x 17,5 cm, späterer Pappband mit RSchild (Kanten beschabt). - Gutes, sauberes Exemplar * VD18 1020167X. Sprache: Latein [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Angela Sülzen]
 34.   Check availability:     ZVAB     Link/Print  


        Teilansicht, Basilica di San Giorgio Maggiore, "Ingressus in Urbem venienti e Clodia, cum Insula S. Georgii maloris ad dextram a longe Platea mino D: marci, cum proxima ripa Illiricorum.".

      - kol. Kupferstich v. Michele Marieschi, 1741, 31,5 x 46,5 Blattgr. 46,7 x 65cm Prachtvolles Blatt aus einer der schönsten Ansichtenfolgen Venedigs.( vergleiche Teledano, Michele Marieschi, S. 59 ff.). Das heute noch aktive Benediktinerkloster ist die älteste erhaltene Klosteranlage in der Lagune von Venedig. - Wohl aus der ersten Ausgabe ohne Nummerierung (WZ: AC .?). - Blick mit dem Kloster rechts liegend über die Lagune mit Dogen Palast und Riva degli Sciavoni im Hintergrund. Im Vordergrund große Schiffe und Gondeln. - Minimaler Feuchtigkeitsrand oben rechts im breiten Rand. -

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Nikolaus Struck]
 35.   Check availability:     ZVAB     Link/Print  


        Tempio con fontana a vino, eretto a Vienna in occasione della nascita di Giuseppe II.

      1741 - Acquaforte, 1741, firmata e datata in lastra in basso a destra. Bellissima prova, impressa su carta vergata coeva, con margini, in perfetto stato di conservazione. Questo lavoro è parte dell'opera che Salomon Kleiner realizzò per i festeggiamenti in onore della nascita di Giuseppe II, poi Imperatore del Sacro Romano Impero. Rara. Etching, 1741, signed at lower right. A fine impression, printed on contemporary laid paper, with wide margins, perfect conditions. This etching is part of the work made by Salomon Kleiner for th illuminations in Wien for the birth of Joseph II, later Holy Roman Emperor (1741-1790). Great example. Dimensioni 385 565mm [Attributes: Signed Copy]

      [Bookseller: Libreria Antiquarius]
 36.   Check availability:     AbeBooks     Link/Print  


        Mappa Geographica Circuli Metalliferi Electoratus Saxoniae cum omnibus quae in eo comprehenduntur Praefecturis, quales sunt I.) Praefectura Zwikaviensis, II.) Praef. Schwarzenbergensis; III.) Praef. Chemnitz. IV.) Praef. Stollberg; V.) Praef. Grunheim VI.) Praef. Wolckenstein; VII.) Praef. Lauterstein; VIII.) Praef. Augustopolit IX.) Praef. Franckenberg; X.) Praef. Nossen; XI.) Praef. Freyberg; XII.) Praef. Grillenburg; XIII.) Praef. Franckenstein; XIV.) Praef. Altenberg; XV.) Praefectura Dippoldiswalda accedunt praefecturae Circuli Misnici, XVI.) Praef. Pirnensis cum Dyn. Lauenstein; XVII.) Praef. Loehmen; XVIII.) Praef. Hohenstein cum Dynastiis Comitatus Schoenburgice, in Marchionatu Misnensi, sitae; nimirum A.) Dynastiae Glauchau et Lic

      - Altkolorierter Kupferstich v. Tobias Conrad Lotter b. Matthäus Seutter in Augsburg, n. 1741, 98 x 57,5 Sandler, Johann Baptista Homann, Die Homännischen Erben, Matthäus Seutter und Ihre Landkarten, S. 9, 116. - Von 2 Platten gedruckt. - Zeigt das Erzgebirge. - Oben links figürliche Titelkartusche mit Bergbauszenerien. - Unten links Kartusche mit Bergleuten in Tracht. - Unten rechts übergroße Bergwerkskartusche mit Darsellungen der Arbeitsabläufe im Bergwerk. - Im Kartenhimmel Meßgeräte. - Wohl eine der schönsten Seutter-Karten.

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Norbert Haas]
 37.   Check availability:     AbeBooks     Link/Print  


        OBERBAYERN. - Karte., "Accurata Delineatio Episcopat Frisingensis". Schöne Karte des Gebietes zwischen Lech und Inn mit den bayerischen Seen.

      Altkol. Kupferstich von Seutter, 1741, 56 x 49 cm. Mit zwei dekorativen Kartuschen zu den Themen Jagd, Landwirtschaft und Fischerei. Seltene und gesuchte Karte! BAYERN, Landkarten, Oberbayern

      [Bookseller: Buch- und Kunstantiquariat]
 38.   Check availability:     booklooker.de     Link/Print  


        Leggi e fenomeni,regolazioni ed usi delle acque correnti di Bernardino Zendrini matematico della Serenissima repubblica di Venezia con la Sopraintendenza generale delle Acque.Relazione per la diversione dei fiiumi Ronco e Montone dalla città di Raven

      Venezia,Pasquali 1741 - Gora alla tavola ripiegata,per altro bell'esemplare fresco e marginoso. Edizione originale. Con undici tavole tecniche inserite fuori testo e una "Tavola corografica di Ravenna e sue adiacenze".Riccardi I,665 :"Raro e pregiato.é questa una delle opere più classiche in materia d'acque". In-4°;XXXII+478+(2)+LX pp.+1 carta ripiegata.Legatura coeva in piena pergamena rigida.Titolo in oro al dorso. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: La carta bianca studio bibliografico]
 39.   Check availability:     AbeBooks     Link/Print  


        Observations sur les plantes et leur analogie avec les insectes. Précédées de deux discours; l'un sur l'accroissement du corps humain, l'autre sur la cause pour laquelle les bestes nagent naturellement, & que l'homme est obligé d'en étudier les moyens

      Doulssecker, Strasbourg 1741 - ____ Première édition. Gilles Auguste Bazin, médecin à Strasbourg et correspondant de l'Académie des Sciences a observé que la sève est attirée vers le haut de la plante, à travers les vaisseaux qui sont l'équivalent des trachées des insectes, par la succion de vésicules aériennes, et que les racines dépourvues de ces trachées allaient chercher l'humidité dans le sol. Pritzel 534. Davy de Virville, Histoire de la botanique en France p. 95 : "Son livre est fort curieux" . Provenance : le naturaliste Isidore Geoffroy Saint-Hilaire (cachet sur le titre). *-------*. In-8. [198 x 123 mm] Collation : (6), XVI, 134 pp. Basane marbrée, dos à nerfs orné, tranches rouges. (Reliure de l'époque.).

      [Bookseller: Hugues de Latude]
 40.   Check availability:     AbeBooks     Link/Print  


        Ducatus Mutinensis Regiensis et Carpiensis

      Ausburg 1741 - Carta geografica tratta dal Atlas Novus sive tabulae geographicae totius orbis edito nel 1741. La carta è incisa dal figlio Albrecht Karl Seutter, che alcuni indicano anche come autore dell’opera. Incisione in rame, coloritura coeva, in ottimo stato di conservazione. Geographic map, taken from the Atlas Novus sive tabulae geographicae totius orbis published in 1741. The map has been engraved by the son Albrecht Karl Seutter, described by many also as the author of the work. Copperplate, contemporary colour, in excellent condition. Z. Davoli - R. Sanfelici - S. Zanasi ,"Terre di Langobardia", sch. 130. Dimensioni 570 490mm

      [Bookseller: Libreria Antiquarius]
 41.   Check availability:     AbeBooks     Link/Print  


        Historia de la provincia de la Compañía de Jesús del Nuevo Reyno de Granada en la América.

      Imprenta y Libreria de Manuel Fernandez, Madrid 1741 - " "History of Nueva Granada and the Society of Jesus in Colombia. Fine Large Jesuit Map". Small folio; a large folding map: «Map of the Province and Missions of the Society of Jesus in the New Kingdom of Granada »; contemporary vellum. FIRST EDITION OF THIS VALUABLE AND INSTRUCTIVE HISTORY OF NEW GRANADA (COLOMBIA AND OF ITS JESUIT MISSIONS; its contents is based on early sources, particularly the writings of Father José Gumilla from which the data were taken to produce the stupendous map that is contained in this work ; this map shows in detail the location of each of the Jesuit missions in the area and is lacking in almost all of the known copies of the work ; this history of Colombia reaches to the year 1686 when the provinces of Quito and Santa Fe were separated. Father Cassani was a professor of mathematics and astronomy, and one of the founders of the Royal Academy of Madrid in 1713. Leclerc: « 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». COMPLETE COPIES, BOUND IN CONTEMPORARY VELLUM ARE SELDOM FOUND. (RF 646). " vols. volumen(es)/volume(s) S.P. páginas [Attributes: First Edition]

      [Bookseller: Libreria de Antano (ILAB & ABA Members)]
 42.   Check availability:     IberLibro     Link/Print  


        Killing No Murder

      1741 - Rebound. Original paper in stiff cover board. 26 pages, very rare, great condition. Foxed pages. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Hurlingham Books]
 43.   Check availability:     AbeBooks     Link/Print  


        Statutes and constitutions of the Devon and Exeter Hospital, at Exeter; with the rules and orders for the government and conduct of the house, &c. Published by order of a General Court of Governors, Aug. 27. 1741. being the day on which the hospital was founded.

      n.p. [Exeter?] Printed in the year 1741. 4to., (2) + 25 + (5)pp., remains of old blue wrappers adhering to the blank recto of first leaf and the blank verso of final leaf, fairly recent cloth-backed marbled boards with morocco label on upper cover lettered in gilt. A fine, crisp, copy. First edition. The Devon and Exeter was a typical 18th century charitable foundation, this being its founding document. Dr. Alured Clarke (1696-1742), Church of England clergyman and benefactor, 'prebendary of Winchester and Westminster was the driving force in the movement to found a hospital at Winchester, and, after his promotion to be Dean of Exeter, he repeated his achievement with the Devon and Exeter hospital, which was opened for patients on New Year's Day, 1743.' [David Owen, English philanthropy, 1660-1960,> p.39]. The 'rules and orders for the government and conduct of the house>' make fascinating reading, some parts being undoubtedly relevant to the management of hospitals today. There are 16 specific rules for the official house-visitors, the visitors being required to visit every day before dinner and enquiry about the running of the hospital. One of the requirements (Rule no.3) was to report 'whether the patients have been well and orderly attended, by the physicians and surgeons, as well as by the apothecary, nurses, and servants'. There is a table of 20 detailed rules for the admission and discharge of patients, a table of 6 rules for the physicians, 5 rules for the surgeons, 8 rules for the house-apothecary, and 8 rules for the matron (responsible for furniture and household goods, provisions, diet-book, keys and security, names of patients, behaviour of nurses and servants, &c.). The nurses themselves were subject to 8 rules (Rule 5 stating 'that the nurses and other servants, be very diligent in complying with the orders of the matron, and their other superiors; and that they behave themselves with tenderness to the patients, and with civility and respect to all strangers.' And there were, of course, sets of rules for the in-patients, the out-patients, and the messenger and porter. At the end are supplied tables of diets (full diet, low diet, milk diet, and dry diet) for breakfast, dinner, and supper for each day of the week. * Exeter Central Library does, however, hold a 4-page pamphlet, undated, but probably 1740, being An account of the Devon and Exeter Hospital which is proposed to be erected on the plan of the County Hospital at Winchester, and supported by voluntary contributions.> Another copy is held at Newberry.

      [Bookseller: John Drury Rare Books]
 44.   Check availability:     Biblio     Link/Print  


        Motus in Coelo Spirales Quos Planetae inferiores Venus et Mercurius secundum Tychonicorum Hypothesin exhibent, pro exemplo ad annum Christi praecipue 1712 et 1713

      Norimberga 1741 - Previsione di Ticho Brahe per il moto geocentrico di Venere e Mercurio per gli anni 1712 e 1713. Incisione in rame, finemente colorata in epoca, in ottime condizioni. A fine copper engraved chart showing the motions of the inferior planets, predicted by Tyco Brahe's model. Geocentric motion of the inner planets Mercury and Venus according to the Tychonic hypothesis for the years 1712 and 1713. At center is a scene of three putti swinging through the heavens. An interesting and unusual chart in full original color. Kanas #7.8.3; Whitfield, Mapping of the Heavens, pp. 93, 96-97. Tooley, R.V., Maps and Map-Makers. p. 27. Dimensioni 585 490mm

      [Bookseller: Libreria Antiquarius]
 45.   Check availability:     AbeBooks     Link/Print  


        Historia Tartarorum Ecclesiastica.: Adiecta est Tartariae Asiaticae secundum recentiores geographos.

      Helmstadt apud Fridericum Christianum Weygand 1741 - A study of the medieval Christian missions in Central Asia and towards China compiled by Hermann Christian Paulsen, not credited on the title-page, under the guidance of his tutor, von Mosheim. Sources include the travels of Marco Polo, Giovanni di Piano Carpini and William of Rubruck. Cordier BS 765; Löwendahl 420; Lust 934; Morrison II p. 455 A very good copy bound in contemporary calf, rebacked. Calf boards rather scuffed. Some browning to text. First edition Small 4to, pp.[iv], 136, 129-136, 145-216; large folding map.

      [Bookseller: John Randall (Books of Asia), ABA, ILAB]
 46.   Check availability:     AbeBooks     Link/Print  


        Die höchst-nöthige Erkenntniß des Menschen, sonderlich nach dem Leibe und natürlichem Leben, Oder ein deutliche Unterricht von der Gesundheit und deren Erhaltung: auch von denen Ursachen, Kennzeichen und Nahmen der Kranckheiten, und bewaehten Mitteln gegen dieselben. Damit ein … Haus- Reise- und Feld-Apothecken seligirten Medicamenta und Gebrauch diese Tractats

      [Halle: Waysenhaus], 1741. Collation; [*]1, a-c8,A-pppp8. [7] ff. [1]-1232 pp., [56] ff., index]. 1 vols. 8vo. Contemporary vellum, soiled, foot of spine worn, some browning of text. A few faint contemporary ink markings in prelims. A fresh, sound copy. Collation; [*]1, a-c8,A-pppp8. [7] ff. [1]-1232 pp., [56] ff., index]. 1 vols. 8vo. Mid-eighteenth-century edition of this popular German medical work by Christian Friedrich Richter (1676-1711), medical doctor and theologian, and medical director of the Halle orphanages.From the library of Dr. Ernst L. Wynder, co-author of the first large-scale study of smoking and lung cancer (JAMA 143:329) and FOUNDING EDITOR of the journal, Preventive Medicine. cf. Blake 381 (12th ed., Leipzig, same year); Hirsch/H. IV, 799

      [Bookseller: James Cummins Bookseller ]
 47.   Check availability:     ABAA     Link/Print  


        VOYAGE DE NICOLAS KLIMIUS DANS LE MONDE SOUTERRAIN, CONTENANT UNE NOUVELLE TEORIE DE LA TERRE, ET L'HISTOIRE D'UNE CINQUIÊME MONARCHIE INCONNUE JUSQU' A' - PRESENT. OUVRAGE TIRÉ DE LA BIBLIOTHÉQUE DE MR. B. ABELIN; et Traduit du Latin par Mr. de Mauvillon

      Copenhage: Chez Jaques Preuss, 1741.. Small octavo, pp. [1-6] [1] 2-388, four inserted plates, one folded, title page printed in red and black, eighteenth century full calf, spine panel tooled in gold and blind, reddish brown title piece. First edition in French. Holberg's Niels Klim is the first important fictional use of astronomer Edmond Halley's theory (suggested in a paper to account for magnetic phenomena published by Royal Society in 1692) that the Earth (and the other planets) consisted of concentric, nested spheres surrounding a small central sun, with, possibly, openings at the poles. Holberg's satire was first published in Latin to gain a wide audience, which it did. The book was never banned in Denmark, though it was unpopular among religious powers of the time. "Holberg was one of the leading scholars and playwrights of the eighteenth century, perhaps the chief literary figure in Denmark to date. Niels Klim has been translated into at least thirteen languages and published in more than sixty editions, including at least eight in English. It is in the genre of the imaginary voyage which has been so much a part of utopian writing from its very beginnings. In this case the voyage to the interior of the earth comes about when Niels Klim falls down a shaft and finds himself in a new world. He visits a number of different countries including Potu the ideal state, which expels him for suggesting that women should not hold public office. Other states are modeled on various terrestrial countries; in Martinia (France) he is honored for inventing the periwig. In primitive Quama (Russia) he becomes emperor by leading the inhabitants to victory over neighboring nations, but rebellion against his tyranny forces him to flee. His journey ends when he crawls through another hole and finds himself back in Norway ... Scholars have pointed out numerous resemblances to Gulliver's Travels, and there are, indeed, many similarities. Perhaps the chief difference is that Swift was concerned with the behavior of individuals and Holberg with that of society." - Lewis, Utopian Literature, p. 92. "Essentially a satire on European culture and institutions in the guise of an imaginary voyage. It was translated into Danish not long after the Latin publication, and in Denmark its acceptance has paralleled that of Swift's Gulliver's Travels in the English-speaking world ... Holberg's work is an obvious imitation of Swift's Gulliver's Travels, and a comparison is called for. Holberg's satire is wider in scope, more penetrating in analysis, and less local than Swift's; the peculiarly British elements in Swift are not paralleled by Scandinavian elements in Holberg, who also lacks Swift's misanthropy. In imagination and literary polish, however, Swift is superior to Holberg." - Bleiler, Science-Fiction: The Early Years 1114. Aldiss and Wingrove, Trillion Year Spree, pp. 78-9. Anatomy of Wonder (1976) 1-21; (1981) 1-100; (1987) 1-50; 6-346; and 6-390; (1995) 1-50; and (2004) II-536. Clute and Nicholls (eds), The Encyclopedia of Science Fiction (1993), p. 577. Costes and Altairac, Les Terres Creuses 20. Fortunati and Trousson (eds), Dictionary of Literary Utopias, pp. 459-60. Gibson and Patrick, "Utopias and Dystopias, 1500-1750" in Gibson, St. Thomas More: A Preliminary Bibliography (1961) 710. Gove, The Imaginary Voyage in Prose Fiction, pp. 303-5. Howgego, Encyclopedia of Exploration: Invented and Apocryphal Narratives of Travel H 26. Locke, A Spectrum of Fantasy Volume III, pp. 44-5. Negley, Utopian Literature: A Bibliography 575. Nicolson, Voyages to the Moon, pp. 226-30. Leather worn at edges, professionally rebacked to style, engraved frontispiece quite tanned on blind side and there is mild loss along the fore-edge, not affecting the image, new endpapers, a few text leaves tanned, text clean, inserted leaf with biographical note on Holberg in English, in the hand of an early owner preserved at rear. One of the three translations from the Latin original published in 1741, the others being German and Dutch translations; the work was not published in Danish or English until the following year. This French text was probably the most widely read of the eighteenth-century editions. An important, scarce edition of this seminal work. (#156352)

      [Bookseller: L. W. Currey, Inc.]
 48.   Check availability:     Biblio     Link/Print  

______________________________________________________________________________


      Home     Wants Manager     Library Search     562 Years   Links     Contact      Search Help      Terms of Service      Privacy     


Copyright © 2018 viaLibri™ Limited. All rights reserved.