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        De Uitgelezene Kleine Schriften van Doct. Martinus Lutherus, Uit zyne Groote Werken by een getrokken, en met eene algemene Voorreden over den Zege van Luthers Schriften verrykt, door den Heer Johann Jacob Rambach. Uit het Hoogduitsch in zuiver Nederduitsch overgebracht.

      Amsterdam, Zacharias Romberg 1741 - 6 delen in 1 band, (titelprent met portret, 6) 229 (1), (2) 144, 116, 89, 105 (5), (2) 114 (6) p. Origineel Leer met ribben, goudbestempeld en met goud op snede, geciseleerd boekblok met een verborgen afbeelding, 8° (Zijkanten rug gerestaureerd, boven- en onderkant rug wat sleets, mist laatste 2 pagina's tweede deel. De snede van het boekblok is beschilderd met de afbeelding van een bos bloemen, welke zichtbaar wordt als het boek wordt opengeslagen of wordt uitgewaaierd, deze versiering wordt ook wel 'fore-edge painting' genoemd.)

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        Construction d'un Télescope par réflexion, de Mr. Newton, Ayant seize pouces de longueur, & faisant l'effet d'une lunette de huit pieds, Et de plusieurs autres Télescopes

      1741 - XII-212 pp., 1 pl. Amsterdam & Leipzig, chez P. Mortier, 1741, in-12, XII-212 pp, 1 pl, veau marbré de l'époque, dos à nerfs et fleuronné, encadrement d'un filet à froid sur les plats, tranches rouges, Ouvrage très rare, orné d'une grande planche dépliante gravée sur cuivre représentant le télescope de Newton et ses différentes pièces. Nouvelle édition, considérablement augmentée, de ce traité qui fut publié pour la première fois à Paris, en 1738, avec un titre sensiblement différent. Claude Siméon Passemant (1702-1769), qui tenait boutique au Louvre, fut l'un des plus remarquables constructeurs d'instruments d'optique de la première moitié du XVIIIe siècle. Il fut dans ce domaine le digne successeur de Bion, qui fut en quelque sorte son mentor, puisque c'est à la lecture du célèbre traité de ce dernier qu'il se prit de passion pour les instruments. Bel exemplaire, habilement restauré. Petite réparation à la planche Daumas, pp. 347 et suiv. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Construction d'un téléscope par réflexion, de Mr. Newton, ayant seize pouces de longueur & faisant l'effect d'une lunette de huit pieds. Et de plusieurs télescopes (...) Avec la composition des miroirs & la manière de les polir & de les monter.

      Amsterdam, Pierre Mortier, 1741. ____ Seconde édition. Elle est illustrée par une planche dépliante gravée sur cuivre montrant le télescope de Newton et ses diverses pièces. L'ouvrage traite aussi de la construction des microscopes, des lunettes et de la manière de travailler et de polir les verres. Claude Siméon Passement (1702-69) a été un important constructeur d'instruments scientifiques. Sa vocation est née en lisant les ouvrages de Bion. Sa vie "remplit très exactement la période qui sépare la génération de Bion de celle des grands constructeurs du dernier quart du siècle." (Daumas, Instruments scientifiques p. 348) On trouve relié à la suite un MANUSCRIT de l'époque : - Construction de lunettes. Nouvelle découverte sur la réfraction du verre par M. Zeiher à Petersbourg. (18) pages. ZEIHER a découvert une nouvelle sorte de verre, qui va perfectionner les lunettes dioptriques. Un petit manque à la pièce de titre, petites déchirures sans gravité sur la planche, bon exemplaire par ailleurs.***** Second edition. Construction and use of Newton's reflecting telescope (with a folding plate). Deals also with microscopes and grinding and polishing of lenses. In-12. Collation : XII, 212 pp., 1 planche. Veau marbré, dos orné, tranches rouges. (Reliure de l'époque.).

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        Veduta immaginaria di Padova (1741).

      - Acquaforte originale, 294x 425 mm. e ampi margini, firmata in lastra in basso al centro Tratta dalla celebre serie di 33 ''Vedute altre prese dai luoghi, altre ideate da Antonio Canal e da esso intagliate.all'illustr. Signore Giuseppe Smith console di Grande Bretagna''. Magnifica prova ricca di contrasto nel terzo stato. Bell'esemplare. Bromberg n.11, III stato. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Carte des Iles de Maiorque, Minorque et d'Yvice. 1741.

      1741 - Augsburg, 1741. Original colour. 490 x 550mm. Map of the Balearics after Bellin, with an inset plan of the defences of Mahon Harbour, engraved by T.C. Lotter, and a chart showing the islands' position relative to the Spanish coast. An early example: a later state had the plan of Mahon enlarged as the British strengthened Fort St Philip, with the six lines of French text underneath removed.

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        Abrégé de la théorie chymique Tiré des propres écrits de M. Boerhaave. Par M. de La Metrie (sic). Auquel on a joint le traité du vertige, par le même.

      Paris, Ant. Cl. Briasson, 1741, in 12, de 4ff. 301pp. 1f., pl. veau marbré époque, dos orné, bon exemplaire. Edition originale de ce texte peu commun. La Mettrie, médecin et philosophe matérialiste, a été l'élève de Boerhaave à Leyde en 1733 . L'ouvrage lui est dédié : "C'est dans vos savantes leçons & dans vos divins ouvrages que j'ai puise cette théorie...". Rappelons aussi que la première édition complète en français des "Eléments de chimie" de Boerhaave n'a été publiée qu'en 1748. Le texte est suivi du : "Traité du vertige, avec la description d'une catalepsie hystérique, & une lettre a Monsieur Astruc ...." qui contient la description détaillée d'une catalepsie hystérique d'une jeune fille de Saint-Malo, soit 30 ans avant la première publication de Mesmer. ¶ Tchemerzine VI***, p.460 - Quérard Fr. litt. IV.496 - Duveen 336 : "A little-known work by the famous materialist philosopher, and author of l'homme machine." - Pas dans Crabtree.

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        Lettres à Madame la Marquise de P... sur l'opera [Ensemble] Dissertation historique sur la vielle

      original, unusual Edition.Bound in full brown sheepskin used. Back with nerves decorated. part of title in red morocco. torn off caps. bits split open and heads and tails. Coins strongly blunted. tail library label. Lack of title to the room. All very rubbed. Sheet 71 and 89 with tear and lack in outer margin, without loss of letters. Chez Didot & chez J. B. Lamesle A Paris 1741 xix (5) 166pp. ; (12) 104pp. (4) relié

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        Pauli apostoli epistola ad Romanos arabice.

      Halle/Saale, in Typographia Instituti Judaici, 1741. - 8vo. (4), 78 pp. (Bound with) II: Epistola ad Hebraeos arabice. Ibid., 1742. (4), 54 pp. (Bound with) III: [Acta apostolorum arabice. Ibid., 1742.] 192 pp. (lacking title pages). (Bound with) IV: [Summula historiae sacrae Arabice. Ibid., 1737]. (2), 26 (instead of 28) pp. (Arabic title only; lacking final leaf of text). In a single appealing 19th-century half calf binding with marbled boards; spine lettered in gilt. All edges yellow. Collection of rare Arabic versions of several parts of the New Testament: St Paul's Epistle to the Romans and the Epistle to the Hebrews, as well as the Acts of the Apostles (with the Latin and Arabic title pages in facsimiles) and a brief synopsis of the Sacred History, for the benefit of Muslim readers (lacking the final leaf). Edited by the German oriental scholar and Lutheran theologian J. H. Callenberg (1694-1760), a champion of the Protestant mission among Jews and Muslims, and published at his own printing office. - In Arabic throughout. Well preserved. All very rare. Cf. J

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        Luneburga, L

      Augsburg: Leopold o.J., 1741 - Kupferstich v. Joh. Chr. Leopold, 30 x 20 cm. Sehr gut erhalten. * Gesamtansicht von S

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        Mémoires pour servir à l'histoire de la fête des Foux qui se faisoit autrefois dans plusieurs églises.

      à Lausanne & à Genève, chez M. M. Bousquet, 1741, gd in 4°, de VI-112 pp., ill. de 12 gravures curieuses h.t., cart. papier marbré XIXe, coiffes et coins usés, petits trous de vers en marge int. et qq. taches en marge. Exemplaire à toutes marges. Rare édition originale dans le tirage in 4° de luxe. Intéressant ouvrage sur l'histoire de la fête de l'âne ou fête des fous depuis la fondation de la Société du Fou à Clèves en 1381 jusqu'au 18° siècle: Mère folle de Dijon, Abbé des Conards d'Evreux, et autres fêtes curieuses à Noyon, Lille, Valenciennes, Langres, Sens, Reims, Paris, etc... Les figures représentent les étendards, vêtements, sceaux et attributs en usage pendant les cérémonies. ¶ Caillet n°3475 - Dorbon seulement l'édit. in 12 de 1751 (n°1431).

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        Ausführlicher Bericht, von denen schmertzhaften Glieder-Kranckheiten, als nemlich: Gicht, Podagra, Chiragra, Gonagra, Malo ischiatico ... Mit noch einer Zugabe, von denen Ursachen eines kurtzen oder langen Lebens derer Menschen, und dassalle Kranckheiten anfangs, mit leichter Mühe, ohne, oder durch wenige Kosten zu curiren sind ... [with another].

      No publisher/printer, 1741. [bound with] Johann Pelargus Storch. Practischer und Theoretischer Tractat vom Scharlach-Fieber, wie solches von etlichen und zwantzig Jahren her, als eine etwas seltsame, jedoch zuweilen grassirende Kinder-Kranckheit, aus vielen zur Hand gekommenen Casibus kennen gelernet. Gotha: verlefts Christian Mevius, 1742. Small 8vo (17.3 cm; 6.875"). [4] ff., 280, [3] pp., lacks final blank leaf. Endter (1693-1783) was a mostly self-educated medical man who started in the humors tradition and partially embraced the new approach of the Enlightenment. Among his patients were a few minor nobles but his practice was chiefly among the middle and lower classes, and his books were written for them. The present one deals with treating gout, arthritis, and nerve-related pains. Storch (1681-1751) was a well-respected physician and 1735 he was appointed to serve as such at the Russian court; he later left Russia to become the chief military doctor in Gotha. The present work on scarlet fever contains => studies of 190 cases, then presents conclusions on causes and proposes new treatments. Provenance: Ownership inscription dated 1762 of "R.P. Eugenius Peters" on front free endpaper. Two names inked of old on title-page, one "Jacobus Cramer" and another not deciphered, with a third entry inked over.

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        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.

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        L'orthopédie ou l'art de prevenir et de corriger dans les enfans, les difformités du corps.

      Paris: Chez la veuve Alix; Lambert & Durand, 1741. Rare first edition, and a very fine copy, of the "first book on orthopedics" (Garrison-Morton). A work "of supreme importance" (Bick). ?Grolier, One Hundred Books Famous in Medicine 42; Lilly, Notable Medical Books 113; Norman 55; Heirs of Hippocrates 697; Garrison-Morton 4301. "Nicholas Andry coined the word 'orthopaedics' in French as orthopédie, derived from the Greek words orthos ('correct', 'straight') and paidion ('child'), when he published Orthopedie (translated as Orthopaedia: or the Art of Correcting and Preventing Deformities in Children) in 1741. Though as the name implies it was initially developed with attention to children, the correction of spinal and bony deformities in all stages of life eventually became the cornerstone of orthopedic practice." (Wikipedia). Andry's "book was the first monograph on the subject, and the emblematic engraving it contains of a tree with a crooked trunk tied to a straight post has been adopted as a symbol of orthopedics. "Andry grasped the crucial principles that the muscles in balance are the molders of the body in childhood and that weakness in a muscle, resulting in a muscle imbalance, can result in the onset of a deformity during growth. He therefore recommended that the offending muscle be subjected to a course of exercise, by which deformities could be prevented or cured. His methods were simple but ingenious, based on observation and on the principle that deformities that are due to one form of movement or habit can be undone by a movement or habit of the opposite kind. For example, he observed that a corpulent man or a pregnant woman walks with a straight back; therefore, if a youth stoops, he should be made to carry a burden in front of his body. Andry devised balancing and gymnastic exercises and encouraged childhood games. He also used massage, cold applications, and what we now call orthopedic beds. For established deformities, he resorted to the use of mechanical aids. He also believed that deformities in children were caused by ill-fitting or restrictive clothing and by unnatural postures enforced by badly designed children's furniture. He thus paid great attention to the adoption of proper posture, which he regarded as being of the utmost importance. Later in the eighteenth century, Jean Pierre David was to show the value of rest in the body's own repair system, but Andry demonstrated that exercise as well as rest had an appropriate place in the treatment of physical problems." (Grolier/Medicine). Two vols, 12mo (167 x 97 mm), bound in two fine contemporary French calf with richly gilt spines, pp. [4], 47 [1], i-cxviii [i.e., xcviij] 345 [3], engraved frontispiece by J. Guélard after A. Humblot, 14 engraved plates; [2] i-v [vi] 365, [5]. A very fine and fresh copy.

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        Delineatio status Pomeraniae Suethicae. Accesserunt mantissa monumentorum et index rerum.

      - Greifswald & Leipzig, Joan. Jac. Weitbrecht, 1741. 4:o. (4),+ 366,+ (2),+ 1-128,+ (58) s.+ löst graverat porträtt. Lagningar i yttre nederhörnet på s. 149 och 157. Fläckar och lagerfläckar på s. 329-338. Lätt nött samtida skinnband med guldornerad rygg och upphöjda bind. Porträttet är taget från ett annat exemplar och är något mindre. Ur J. H. Schröders bibliotek, med hans namnetikett, och ur Ericsbergs. VD18 10242155-001. Den pommerske rättslärde Hermann Heinrich von Engelbrecht (1709-1760) hade bl.a. tjänat som informator hos Thure Gabriel Bielke i Lund innan han promoverades vid universitetet i Greifswald och raskt avancerade till professor i juridik och efterträdde Christian Nettelbladt som assessor i Konsistoriet. Han slutade sin bana som vicepresident i Wismarska tribunalen. Denna urkundssamling kallas av Hermann Müller i ?Allgemeine Deutsche Biographie? för ?hans huvudverk, vilket inom detta ämne lämnar Mevius, Wolframsdorfs, Rosenhands, Tessins, Lagerströms och Carvis skrifter långt bakom sig? Bland supplementen återpubliceras ett par brev på franska där Engelbrecht diskuterar Greifswalds universitetets potentiellt stora nytta för Sverige, och han lägger fram förslag på reformering av universitetets verksamhet. Dessa förslag kom senare att få betydelse för universitetets omgestaltning. Historieprofessorn Johan Henrik Schröders (1791-1857) bibliotek, ?fullt af gamla sällsynta svenska böcker?, såldes på bokauktion i Uppsala efter tryckt förteckning. Enligt Henrik Klemming rådde auktionsdagen sådan snöyra i Uppsala att många, både anbud och spekulanter, inte kunde komma fram till auktionen i tid. Böckerna såldes även ofta billigt, och många till Carl Jedvard Bonde.

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        Societas Iesu Germana Sive Assistentia Germaniae Quae complectitur X. Provincias, scil. Angliam, Austriam, Boemiam, Flandro, et Gallo-Belgium Germaniam sup. Lituaniam, Poloniam, Rhen, Infer. Et Superiorem, earumq Colleg. Semin. Resident. et Mission. Dedicata Rev. Patri in Xto. P. Francisco Retz S.I. bis Boemiae Provinciali, et p.t. Aßistenti à Franc. Hartzheim S.I. Rheni Infer. excud. Matth. Seutter S.C.M.G. Aug. Cum Gratia et Privil. S.R.I. Vicariatus, in partibus Rheni, Sveviae, et Juris Franconici. Georg Matthaeus Seutter junior sculps.':.

      - Altkolorierter Kupferstich v. Georg Matthäus Seutter junior n. F. Retz u. Franz Hartzheim b. Matthäus Seutter in Augsburg, n. 1741, 49 x 57,5 Meurer, P.H., in: Annalen d. hist. Vereins f.d. Ndrrh., Heft 200, S.107ff.; Sandler S. 11, 251. - Zeigt Deutschland, Polen, Lithauen, Böhmen, Ungarn, Siebenbürgen, Österreich mit Holland, Belgien und Luxemburg mit Einzeichnung der Jesuitenklöster. - Oben links Titelkartusche. - Unten links Kartusche mit Erklärungen. - Oben mittig Zeichen der Jesuiten mit Europakarte auf der Weltkugel. - Seltene Ordensprovinzkarte der Jesuiten. [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        Nouveaux traités de trigonometrie rectiligne et spherique.Démontré par une méthode nouvelle & plus facile que celle que l'on a employé jusqu'à présent....avec un traité de gnomonique dans lequel on applique le calcul de deux trigonométries à la construction des cadans Solaires suivi d'une table des angles horaires pour le cadrans horizontaux et verticaux et de plusierus autres tables utiles dans la gnominique. Le tout enrichi de figures gravées en taille douce

      Chez Hippoliyte - Louis Guerine & Jacques Guerin, 1741. In-4° ( 25 x 18,5cm), pp. (2), XII, (6), 118, (204) di tabelle, 163, (1), 17 tavole rip. incise in rame di Dheulland , legatura in piena pelle, dorso a 5 nervi, fregi e titolo in oro su tassello al dorso, tagli rossi.Sguardie marmorizzate. Leggere bruniture ad alcune pagine e qualche lieve abrasione alla legatura ma nel complesso buon esemplare. Edizione originale di questo trattato di trigonometria nel quale una buona parte è dedicata alla costruzione degli orologi solari con belle tavole incise in rame. Antoine Deparcieux matematico francese nato nel 1703 a Clotet de Cessous e morto a Parigi nel 1768 Dopo la pubblicazione del Trattato di trigonometria e Gnomoni, Deparcieux è stato eletto membro della Royal Society di Scienze di Montpellier. Durante i primi anni della sua attività presso la Royal Academy, Deparcieux divenne noto per l'ideazione di molte invenzioni, alcune delle quali gli erano state richieste dall'amministrazione, come ad esempio la pressa per la preparazione del tabacco. Fece anche molti studi statistici che lo portarono alla pubblicazione del ' Saggio sulle probabilità della durata della vita umana' e nel 1746 venne accolto dall' Académie des sciences

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        Histoire du Mont Vésuve avec l'explication des phénomènes qui ont coutume d'accompagner les embrasements de cette montagne, le tout traduit de l'italien ( de Francesco Serao) ... par Duperron de Castera

      Paris, chez Barois fils, 1741, in 12, de XX- 2ff. 361pp. 1f., ill de deux planches gravées du Mont Vésuve se dépl. et d'un grand tableau se dépl., pl. veau marbré époque, dos orné, coiffes usées sinon bon exemplaire. Exemplaire d'Antoine-François Bertrand de Molleville provenant de la vente Lamoignon de Malesherbes avec mention en tête "874 Malesherbes" et la note "J'ai acheté ce livre à la vente de Mr de Malesherbes" (cat. de la vente Malesherbes de 1797, n°849). (ex-libris gravé Antoine-François Bertrand de Molleville, ministre de la Marine et des Colonies en 1791) Ce texte de Duperron de Castera semble être une traduction de l'ouvrage de Francesco Serao "Istoria dell' incendio del Vesuvio accaduto nel mese di maggio dell' anno MDCCXXXVII" (Napoli, 1740), professeur de médecine à l'université de Naples. Les planches représentent le Mont Vésuve vu du palais du Roi et le sommet du Mont Vésuve en coupe. ¶ Pas dans Chadenat.

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        Oeuvres de Maître François Rabelais avec les Remarques historiques et critiques de Mr. Le Duchat

      - Chez Jean Frédéric Bernard, à Amsterdam 1741, 20x26cm, (8) xxxvi ; 526pp. et (2) xxxiv ; 383 pp. et (14) 218pp. ; 150pp. (36), 3 volumes reliés. - Nuova edizione, illustrata prima edizione 3 frontespizi, vignette 3 documenti, tre piani e 12 piatti superbi, 12 intestazione e 12 cul-de-lampada di Bernard Picart, incisa da Folkema, Picart e un ritratto incisa da Tanje . Le prime tre cifre del volume I è all'interno della casa Rabelais. Bella ornamenti nel gusto rinascimentale. Raccoglitore inglese completa posteriore di vitello marrone in ritardo del XVIII o 1800. Torna ai nervi decorato 4 ferri stelle e rulli. Croisillonnés piatti freddi ornato con una supervisione roulette. Mascella superiore e mascella superiore incrinato nel Volume III 3/4 split con manca la coda e una scatola. Volume II in una zona danneggiata e un nudo seduto, anche nel Volume III. L'edizione di The Duchat e La Monnaye era originariamente apparso nel 1711; poi è stata la migliore edizione mai pubblicato opere di Rabelais; Il Duchat ha infatti stabilito il testo da molte edizioni (Brunet ha detto che non ha fatto, purtroppo, avat migliori edizioni disponibili). Il Duchat aggiunto un prezioso e Nota illustrativa. Ma ciò che rende il prezzo di questa edizione è davvero notevole illustrazione di Picart le cui figure sono particolarmente fine e sapientemente messo in scena. Il terzo volume contiene varie parti, lettere, recensioni, lode ... Ex libris inciso con lo stemma del XVIII Wadham Wyndham Esquire. - [FRENCH VERSION FOLLOWS] Nouvelle édition, illustrée en premier tirage de 3 frontispices, 3 vignettes de titre, trois plans et 12 superbes planches, 12 en-tête et 12 culs-de-lampe par Bernard Picart, gravés par Folkema, Picart, et un portrait gravé par Tanjé. Les trois premières figures du tome I représentent l'intérieur de la maison de Rabelais. Très beaux ornements dans le goût Renaissance. Reliures anglaises en plein veau postérieur fin XVIIIème ou 1800, brun. Dos à nerfs ornés de 4 fers à l'étoile et de roulettes. Plats croisillonnés à froid ornés d'une roulette d'encadrement. Mors supérieurs fendillés et mors supérieur du tome III aux 3/4 fendu avec manque en queue et à un caisson. Un coin abîmé au tome II et un coin dénudé, également au tome III. L'édition de Le Duchat et de La Monnaye avait primitivement paru en 1711 ; ce fut alors la meilleure édition jamais parue des

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        Le Nouveau Parfait Maréchal, ou La Connoissance Generale et Universelle du Cheval

      Paris: Chez Huart. Worn condition. Cover rubbed with splits to hinges. Front hinge weak. Lacks portrait and one other plate. A few plates frayed. Most plates with neat contemporary ink inscription on top corner. Some occasional foxng. Content in overall good condition. 1741. [First Edition]. Brown hardback leather cover. 260mm x 190mm (10" x 7"). [xxxii], 512pp, cxxvii + plates. 47 [of 48] engraved plates, 27 folding. Text in French. The author was a French botanical artist and a naturalist. Inscription on fep 'From my friend Richard Berenger Esq. Gentleman of Horse to the King'. .

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        Cartas familiares, historicas, politicas e criticas. Discursos serios e jocosos

      Amsterdam (but The Hague): Adrien Moetjens, 1741-42. Recent leather.. Vol. I, title p. mounted, tiny wormhole in first 3 ff. just affecting text, tear repaired in pp. 85/6 & 285/6. Some headlines just shaved. Vol. II, small hole in pp. 15-24 just affecting text, tiny wormhole in inner margin of pp. 85-118, 273-286 & 211-220. Some discolouration & staining.. The author was one of Portugals most original letter writers, using irony to illustrate his points, and referred to the country as a clock slowed down by the malice and perversity of those employed to wind it. He was living in The Hague and, all other of his ambitions having failed, attempting to earn his living as a writer, but the Inquisition forbade his writings to circulate in Portugal. Lacks Vol. III of which few copies were printed. Innocêncio III, 91. NUC lists 1 copy only.[removed][removed]

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        ESSAI SUR L'HISTOIRE NATURELLE DE LA FRANCE EQUINOXIALE OU DE'NOMBREMENT DES PLANTES, DES ANIMAUX & DES MINÉRAUX, QUI SE TROUVENT DANS L'ISLE DE CAYENNE, LES ISLES DE REMIRE, SUR LES CÔTES DE LA MER, & DANS LE CONTINENT DE LA GUYANE...

      Paris, 1741. xxiv,315 [i.e. 215],[7]pp. 12mo. Later three-quarter roan over marbled boards, spine gilt. Edges rubbed, spine repaired at head and tail. Modern bookplate of Colonel Philippe Milon on front pastedown. Very light scattered foxing, internally very clean. Very good. An alphabetical listing of the plants, minerals, and animal life of Guiana, much rarer than Barrere's other work on traveling there. Entries include French, Latin, and Indian names as well as providing explanations of significance and uses. This copy belonged to Col. Philippe Milon, a 20th-century ornithologist, author, and activist against pollution of marine life. PRITZEL 425. SABIN 3603. EUROPEAN AMERICANA 1741/10.

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        ESSAI SUR L'HISTOIRE NATURELLE DE LA FRANCE EQUINOXIALE OU DE'NOMBREMENT DES PLANTES, DES ANIMAUX & DES MINÉRAUX, QUI SE TROUVENT DANS L'ISLE DE CAYENNE, LES ISLES DE REMIRE, SUR LES CÔTES DE LA MER, & DANS LE CONTINENT DE LA GUYANE.

      Paris. 1741. - xxiv,315 [i.e. 215],[7]pp. 12mo. Later three-quarter roan over marbled boards, spine gilt. Edges rubbed, spine repaired at head and tail. Modern bookplate of Colonel Philippe Milon on front pastedown. Very light scattered foxing, internally very clean. Very good. An alphabetical listing of the plants, minerals, and animal life of Guiana, much rarer than Barrere's other work on traveling there. Entries include French, Latin, and Indian names as well as providing explanations of significance and uses. This copy belonged to Col. Philippe Milon, a 20th-century ornithologist, author, and activist against pollution of marine life. PRITZEL 425. SABIN 3603. EUROPEAN AMERICANA 1741/10.

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        Ordenanzas Reales de la Comunidad de Daroca: aprobadas por los Señores de el Real, y Supremo Consejo de Castilla

      Zaragoza, Francisco Revilla, 1741 - Folio, 79+[5] p, pergamino con pérdida en lomo, resto de cierres de cuerda. Huella de humedad en extremo superior de portada y primeras hojas, papel tostado, anotaciones al margen. Últimas dos hojas en blanco manuscritas

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        Lyst der plant-dieren, bevattende de algemeene schetzen der geslachten en korte beschryvingen der bekende zoorten. . Vertaald, en met aanmerkingen en afbeeldingen voorzien door P. Boddaert.Utrecht, Abraham van Paddenburg and Johannes van Schoonhoven, 1768. 8vo. With 14 folding engraved plates by J. van Hiltrop. Contemporary tanned half sheepskin, gold-tooled spine.

      - Stafleu & Cowan 7222; Nissen, ZBI 3067. First edition of the Dutch translation of a detailed work on corals and sponges by the German zoologist and botanist Peter Simon Pallas (1741-1811). In this work, originally entitled Elenchus zoophytorum sistensbgenerum adumbrationes generaliores, first published as a part of Pallas's Miscellanea zoologica, Pallas presents an innovative classification of corals and sponges just after they had been transferred from the plant to the animal kingdom. The Dutch naturalist translator Pieter Boddaert (1694-1760) added some of his own observations and made the drawings for the copperplates. In 1766 Pallas published his Miscellanea Zoologica, which included the descriptions of several new vertebrates, which he had discovered in Dutch museum collections. His new system of animal classification was praised by Georges Cuvier and others.Some black spots on the first 15 leaves, not affecting the text, a small marginal water stain near the end and a large stain on pp. 289-304 and 548-560 from a previously inserted document, edges of the plates slightly frayed. Binding rubbed along the extremities, corners bumped. Overall in good condition.

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        Elemens de geometrie

      Edition adorned with 14 boards folding geometries. Full brown calf contemporary. Back with five nerves decorated with a piece of red morocco, caissons and five golden jewels. All red edges. A corner rubbed. Some very marginal foxing on the first pages. Manual for teaching writing at the request of the Marquise du Chatelet geometry. Clairaut follows evoltuion discoveries in geometry, from simple to complex. The author was a very talented and very early mathematician. --- Please note that the translation in english is done automatically, we apologize if the formulas are inaccurate. Contact us for any information! Chez David fils Paris 1741 in-8 (12,5x20cm) (6) xxiv ; 215pp. (1) relié

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        Gesamtansicht ('Düsseldorpium. Düsseldorff - D. 10.').

      - kolorierter Kupferstich n. Friedrich Bernhard Werner b. Johann Christian Leopold in Augsburg, 1741, 20 x 29 Marsch, Friedrich Bernhard Werner, S. 159, Nr. 43. - 2. Ausgabe.

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        CURIOSITIES IN THE TOWER OF LONDON. Volume the Second. The Second Edition. Pr. 4 d

      xviii, [19], 20-125, [3 ad's. pages. Engraved frontispiece, and one other full-page wood-engraving. Rebound late 18th or very early 19th century red sheep gilt. Binding size: 6.5 x 4.5 cm's. Some soiling throughout; closely cropped in places; binding a little rubbed & worn; 18th century ownership inscription; else a very good copy. One from a series of ten volumes that Boreman produced for the newly emerging children's book market. As well as being the first to publish miniature book s for children, he also preceded John Newbery in creating a catalogue of titles specifically for children. See Bromer and Edison page 128.

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        Neue Übersetzung der Psalmen Davids, auf die gewöhnlichen Singweisen gerichtet, und mit besonderer Gutheissung eines Hochlöbl Churpfälzischen Reformirten Kirchenraths wie auch eines Hochwürdigen Ministerii von Zürich und Basel herausgegeben von M. Joh. Jakob Spreng [Originalausgabe]

      ANGEBUNDEN: Auserlesene, geistreiche Kirchen- und Haus-Gesänge, teils verbessert, teils neu verfertigt. Von M. Joh. Jakob Spreng (Basel : J. C. von Mechel, sel. Wittwe, 1741 211, [5] S.). - Nicht bestossen, keine Flecken, im Einband stellenweise minimal etwas beschabt. Altersentsprechend insgesamt ausserordentlich gut erhaltenes Exemplar dieses seltenen Basler Drucks

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        The use of human reason in religion, in answer to the Methodists;

      8vo., 444 + (10)pp., including the index, 2 or 3 wormholes in lower (blank) margins throughout, very minor worming in the text itself, occasionally affecting a letter or two, contemporary mottled calf, double gilt fillets on sides, neatly rebacked with gilt lines, raised bands and label. A good, crisp, copy.Publisher: London: printed for the author: and sold by Mr. Longman, Mr. Brotherton, and Mr. Elliot.Year: 1741Edition: First, and only, edition: very rare. Green (Anti-Methodist publication), #134. ESTC & OCLC locate copies at only 3 libraries: BL + John Rylands + Gen. Theol. Seminary, St. Mark's Lib. (NY).

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        A New Abridgement and Critical Review of the State Trials. Wherein are inserted, Several Trials not in any other Collection . . . Likewise, Remarks are made on each Trial, shewing what the Law in Criminal Cases anciently was [etc.]. 2d Edition. Two Volumes

      A major abridgement of the first edition of the state trials, undertaken by the latter's editor, Thomas Salmon, reporting trials spanning more than three centuries; possibly a unique set, the first volume extending to p.482, the second to p.918. Contemporary calf, worn and somewhat stained, one gathering loose and the last index leaf frayed, else a good set, the volumes' division not as in ESTC. Printed for J. Leathley, G. Ewing, W. Smith, and P. Crampton etc., Dublin, 1741.

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        Voyages du capitaine Lemuel Gulliver en divers païs eloignez

      New edition, rare, after the first French edition of 1727; illustrated with a frontispiece portrait of Gulliver, and 12 figures including 4 cards. All editions of John Swart we met, later, have only 4 (the first in 1727 and reprints) and 6 prints; the Hague in Neaulme mentioned by Cohen, contains 10. Pages title in red and black. Half Calf frozen period in small corners. Back to nerves decorated wheels between nerves and caps. Part of title in red morocco, and volume number in black morocco. Head cap threadbare in Volume I, and partly torn in Volume II. Various frictions. Copy uncut, some sheets were hastily cut. Gulliver's Travels is without doubt the most utopian of the eighteenth century and the top of the social and political satire. These trips are 4 in number and Swift skillfully mingles philosophy, science fiction, fantasy, satire and reason. In the first voyage, Gulliver is a giant; in the second, on the contrary, it is among the giants; in the third, Gulliver encounters men who have lost all common NSIS abusing speculative philosophy; and on the last voyage, Gulliver encounters horses that have enslaved men. At the end of Volume III, 4 obsevations and considerations (Key travel) can be found on Gulliver's Travels. Rembrandt Bibliothek buffer. Chez Jean Swart A La Haye 1741 in-8 (10,5x18,3cm) (6) 212pp. ; (4) 220pp. et (32) 336pp. 3 tomes reliés en 2 volume

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        Law Tracts, Containing 1. A Proposition for compiling and Amendment of our Laws. 2. An Offer of a Digest of the Laws. 3. The Elements of the Common Laws of England . . . 4. The Use of the Law [and four other tracts]. Gibson 255

      Printed by Henry Lintot . . . for Dan. Browne [etc.]. The only collected edition of Bacon's legal works (first appearing in 1737), eight in number, including his seminal gathering of Maxims (in the third tract), his Ordinances in Chancery, and his arguments "in certain great and difficult cases". Contemporary calf, rebacked, slightly rubbed, else especially bright and clean, with the half title and the advertising leaf; the Taussig copy. Printed by Henry Lintot . . . for Dan. Browne [etc.], London, 1741.

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        A New Map of North America According to the Newest Observations.

      No date. 1741. Map, black and white engraving, 2 folds as issued, approx. 7 x 10 inches. Two tiny areas of paper loss have been filled, discoloration at lower left in image and in right margin, short splits at fold ends. Apparently from the second edition of John Oldmixon, 'The British Empire in America'. "Vol. 1 Tit. Page" at upper left.

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        Histoire de Frederic Guillaume I. roi de Prusse et electeur de Brandebourg, &c. &c. &c

      Chez Arkstée & Merkus. First Edition illustrated two frontispieces (portraits of William I. and Queen Sophie) and a vignette title repeatedly. The edition Mauvillon are rare as well as books about Frederick William 1. Full speckled brown sheepskin contemporary. Back to nerves ornate. Part of title in red morocco. Head cover of Volume II slightly threadbare; tail tome I threadbare. 4 corners bumped. Good copy. From the Hohenzollern family, his father Frederic had obtained the crown of Prussia and passed to his son who was the second king of Prussia. He was called Sergeant king or the king soldier was a violent and irascible tyrant, he réadministra prussia into a military monarchy (the amée went from 40,000 to 80,000 men under his reign), the liquidation court and administration to achieve savings for maintain an army (in one year it will lower the costs of the court 80 percent), and gave a foreign policy prestige, cordially detested the world of letters and culture who suffered under his reign . Prussia became militaristic and extended his possessions to the north. The book Mauvillon did not appear until a year after the death of the monarch, and was dedicated to Frederick II, known as the policy was at any point opposite to that of his father, be it in the humanities and the court. Bookplate eighteenth weapons DD Francisci D Bournonulle. --- Please note that the translation in english is done automatically, we apologize if the formulas are inaccurate. Contact us for any information! Chez Arkstée & Merkus à Amsterdam & à Leipzig 1741 in-12 (9,5x16,6cm) (6) 417pp. et (4) 444pp. 2 volumes reliés

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        The builder's jewel: or, the youth's instructor, and workman's remembrances. Explaining short and easy rules, made familiar to the meanest capacity, for drawing and working. I. The Five Orders of Columns entire; or any Part of an Order, without Regard to the Module or Diameter. And to enrich them With their Rusticks, Flutings, Cablings, Dentules, Modilions, &c. Also to proportion Their Doors, Windows, Intercolumnations, Portico's, and Arcades. Together With Fourteen Varieties of Raking, Circular, Scroll'd, Compound, and Contracted Pediments; and the true Formation and Accadering of their Raking and returned Cornices; and Mouldings for Capping their Dentules and Modilions. II. Block and Cantaliver Cornices, Rustick Quoins, Cornices proportioned to Rooms, Angle Brackets, Mouldings for Tabernacle Framer, Pannelling, and Centering for Groins, Truss'd Partitions, Girders, Roofs, and Domer. With a Section of the Dome of St. Paul's, London. The Whole illustrated by upwards of 200 Examples, engraved on 100 Copper-Plates. By B. and T. Langley

      First Edition London printed for R. Ware, at the Bible and Sun in Amen-Corner, near Pater-Noster-Row, MDCCXLI. [1741] First appearance of this pattern book, a cornerstone text of the eighteenth century architect-builder. 16mo: 24pp, with engraved frontispiece and 99 numbered plates (no. 72 provided in perfect facsimile on laid paper). Beautifully bound in period-style full speckled calf by Fitterer, boards framed with double gilt fillets, spine in five compartments between raised bands ruled in gilt, red morocco lettering piece gilt, end papers renewed. Fine, square, tight binding, text clean and bright with rich impressions of the plates. Provenance: in script to the front fly leaf, "Isaac Walfords Book / Stowey [?] 10th May 1815." Archer 377.1. Goldsmiths'-Kress library of economic literature 7825.1. ESTC Citation No. T66029. Fine Rare (only 2000 copies printed) both in institutional holdings and in commerce: ESTC lists only six copies, three in England and three in North America, and ABPC shows no copy at auction in the past 30 years. Langley's books were enormously influential in the American colonies, and Washington drew upon plate 75 of The Builder's Jewel for the rusticated wood siding at Mount Vernon. Langley was thought to be an important Freemason; the frontispiece contains many examples of Masonic symbolism found in the first three degrees of Freemasonry. Note: With few exceptions (always identified), we only stock books in exceptional condition. All orders are packaged with care and posted promptly. Satisfaction guaranteed.

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        Motus in coelo Spirales ...

      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. Dimensioni circa 585x490. Geocentric motion of the inner planets Mercury and Venus according to the Tychonic hypothesis for the years 1712 and 1713. Norimberga Nurnberg Whitfield, Mapping of the Heavens, pp. 93, 96-97. Tooley, R.V., Maps and Map-Makers. p. 27.

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        Lettres cabalistiques, ou Correspondance philosophique, historique et critique entre deux cabalistes, divers esprits élémentaires et le seigneur Astaroth

      Chez Pierre Paupie. 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! Chez Pierre Paupie A 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

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        Journal du voyage de Siam

      Par la Compagnie. New edition after the original came out in 1687, the in-4, which contained 28 planches.Plein brown calf and marbled iced contemporary. Spine ribbed ornate. Part of title in red morocco. Small missing tail. Good exemplaire.Ce famous journey was undertaken in March 1685 in Brest, where the author was back on June 18th 1686 This is one of the most important relationships in Thailand. Louis XIV, attracted by the riches of the kingdom of Siam there was an extraordinary hurry embassy which Francois Timoleon de Choisy was gone (with Father Guy Tachard who also gave his book on the subject), its role is to convert the king Christianity while the other part of the embassy was to conclude commercial treaties. The embassy returned with gifts, right for missionaries and diplomatic words. The book contains many details about the Embassy reception by the king and his court, on the manners of the court, the rich palaces and houses, but the book is also a sea story, the author taking his daily newspaper since leaving Brest until his return, even if sometimes it notes the time at sea. --- Please note that the translation in english is done automatically, we apologize if the formulas are inaccurate. Contact us for any information! Par la Compagnie A Trevoux 1741 Fort in-12 (9x16,5cm) (2) 493-512p. (2) 492pp. relié

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        WEST INDIES / WAR OF JENKINSÕ EAR: GEOGRAPHICAL AND HISTORICAL DESCRIPTION OF THE PRINCIPAL OBJECTS OF THE PRESENT WAR IN THE WEST-INDIES, VIZ. CARTAGENA, PUERTO BELLO, LA VERA CRUZ, THE HAVANA, AND SAN AGUSTIN, SHEWING THEIR SITUATION, STRENGTH, TRADE, &.

      London: printed for T Gardner at CowleyÕs-Head without Temple-Bar; J Carter at the Royal Exchange; T Cooper in Paternoster Row; J Jollyffe in St JamesÕs Street; and H Chapelle in Grosvenor-Street 1741 - 8¡ (21.5 x 14 cm / 8.5 x 5.5 inches): Collation Complete - Folding Map + viii + 192 pages (pp.97-104 mispaginated as pp. 89 - 96) + 1 map (between pp. 84 & 85), bound in modern tan polished quarter-calf and marbled boards (Very Good, wide margins with some pages uncut, some light foxing, especially to folding map and title page, small marginal tear to upper right corner of title). A scarce and fascinating British work on the Spanish Caribbean colonies and the history of the Anglo-Spanish rivalry in the region, issued at the height of the War of JenkinsÕ Ear. This attractive and intriguing work was issued in London in December 1740, during the height of the War of JenkinsÕ Ear (1739-42), a dramatic contest between Britain and Spain for domination of the West Indies. The conflict was a major media sensation in Britain, as the public had an insatiable thirst for information on the events that occurred in such a far away and exotic theatre. It also presented an opportunity for the British government, aided by jingoistic publishers, to develop BritainÕs first modern propaganda campaign, which sought to exaggerate BritainÕs victories and minimize (or erase) any mention of her defeats. The West Indies possessed a special place in the 18th Century British psyche. Its sugar colonies in the region, such as Jamaica and Barbados, were sources of immense wealth. The area was also where legendary British adventurers and pirates, such as Sir Francis Drake and Sir Henry Morgan made their names, conjuring up romantic adventure and visions of great treasures. The region also offered Britain the chance to capture further plunder from the vast, yet declining Spanish American empire. That all being said, while the Spanish Caribbean occupied an outsized place in the British consciousness, it was actually little know by the vast majority of Britons. The present work sought to inform the British public of the region and its history, in a manner that supported the British propaganda campaign. It is written in a succinct, yet lively, manner, making pleasant reading for both the contemporary and todayÕs audiences.SEE OUR WEB-SITE FOR LONGER DESCRIPTION References: Cundall, West Indies, 2023; ESTC: T40779; European Americana, 741/94; Howes, G103. Sabin, 26973; Simmons, British Imprints, 1741#14; The Economic Literature of Latin America, vol. II, 29. Contemporary Citations: GentlemanÕs Magazine, vol.10 (1740), ÔRegister of Books in December, 1740Õ, no.18, p. 627: Òprice 2s. 6d. sewÕd.Ó; London Magazine (1740), ÔThe Monthly Catalogue for December, 1740Õ, no. 3, p. 616.

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         Mémoires pour servir à l'histoire de la fête des Foux qui se faisoit autrefois dans plusieurs églises.

      à Lausanne & à Genève, chez M. M. Bousquet, 1741, gd in 4°, de VI-112 pp., ill. de 12 gravures curieuses h.t., cart. papier marbré XIXe, coiffes et coins usés, petits trous de vers en marge int. et qq. taches en marge. Exemplaire à toutes marges. Rare édition originale dans le tirage in 4° de luxe. Intéressant ouvrage sur l'histoire de la fête de l'âne ou fête des fous depuis la fondation de la Société du Fou à Clèves en 1381 jusqu'au 18° siècle: Mère folle de Dijon, Abbé des Conards d'Evreux, et autres fêtes curieuses à Noyon, Lille, Valenciennes, Langres, Sens, Reims, Paris, etc... Les figures représentent les étendards, vêtements, sceaux et attributs en usage pendant les cérémonies. ¶ Caillet n°3475 - Dorbon seulement l'édit. in 12 de 1751 (n°1431).

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        Manheimium".

      - Kupferstich von M. Seutter, Augsburg ca. 1741, altkoloriert. 49 x 57 cm. Breitrandig. Schefold 30072. Fauser 8427. Altkolorierter Plan, darunter unkol. Prospekt (15 x 57 cm). Mit Wappenkartusche und farbiger Windrose. Zeigt die kurfürstliche Residenzstadt in ihrer Glanzzeit. Mit dem Grundrißplan der im Quadratschema angelegten Stadt zwischen Rhein und Neckar. Zweiter Zustand dieses prachtvollen Blattes, jetzt mit dem Druckprivileg unterhalb der Titelkartusche.

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        A Description of the Empire of China and Chinese-Tartary, Together with the Kingdoms of Korea, and Tibet...

      London: printed by T. Gardner for Edward Cave, 1738-1741. Two volumes, large folio, with 51 maps and plans (most folding) and 13 plates; in original blind stamped calf, panelled in gilt between raised bands. A very attractive copy of Du Halde's magnum opus, the fullest expression of Enlightenment views on China, with a superb series of maps and views. This first English folio edition was carefully re-translated from the original French edition with the addition of a new suite of finely engraved maps designed to improve upon the French originals.This splendid large folio version took the place of the small octavo translation which had been hurried to the press following the magnificent French edition of 1735. In his lengthy preface, the publisher Cave claims to have improved upon du Halde's work in a number of respects, boasting better organisation and structure, clear and literal translation from the French, improved maps and a new standardised orthography of Chinese for European use. Löwendahl attributes the translation to William Guthrie and an Irish assistant who worked under Cave's scrutiny 'to give a faithful version of the Author's Sense in the fewest words, and to avoid a disagreeable style.'This edition did improve the standardisation of place names and proper nouns that marked du Halde's original (a result of its compilation from diverse missionary authors). By doing so it 'established the orthographic conventions by which Chinese has been represented in English until very recently' (DNB). Furthermore, Cave lavished great expense on having the maps reproduced in their entirety, checking and cross referencing place names and adding engraved notes from the relevant texts to illuminate the understanding of his readers. This task was accomplished by the prolific London engraver Emanuel Bowen who later in his career printed several North American surveys by James Cook.Cave was the proprietor of the London published Gentleman's Magazine and employed Samuel Johnson as editor from 1738 onwards in a bid to raise the tone of his publication and attract a more erudite readership. During this time Johnson checked and edited the text of du Halde as it was translated: 'One of the works that he advertised and condensed was a translation by other members of Cave's staff of Jean Baptiste du Halde's Description de la Chine (1735). First promised to the English public in 1735, the work finally appeared in two volumes in 1740. Johnson must have read, on and off, in du Halde for years, thereby increasing a stock of knowledge about Eastern, non-European culture that had begun to build up while researching Irene' (DeMaria The Life of Samuel Johnson 1993, p.67). Significantly, in his other writings Johnson used knowledge of Confucius derived from his close reading of du Halde, thereby disseminating awareness of the great Chinese philosopher to British readers of the eighteenth century. Provenance: Contemporary ownership inscription of Archibald Kennedy, a customs agent. Some scattered foxing but a very good copy, spines expertly restored in contemporary style.

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        Oeuvres de maitre François Rabelais avec remarques historiques et critiques de Mr. le Duchat. Nouvelle edition.

      Amsterdam: Jean Frederic Bernard, 1741. Three quarto volumes, with two frontispieces, two engraved decorative titles, and 16 plates (of which three are folding), contemporary binding of polished calf, flat spines gilt with complex ornaments in panels. Beautifully printed with an impressive array of engraved plates, this is widely considered the most desirable eighteenth-century edition of Rabelais. It is notable for its learned commentary by the scholar Jacob Duchat, and for the inclusion of letters and other material related to the life of the master satirist.This lavish enlightenment production contains sixteen plates including three folding studies of Rabelais' family estate of La Déviniere at Indre-et-Loire (namely, a birds-eye view of the estate with its walled vineyard, Rabelais' chamber, and the domestic courtyard). As the title-page boasts, many of the engravings are from the Amsterdam workshop of Bernard Picart (1673-1738), a gifted Huguenot engraver who emigrated to Amsterdam in 1710. Like many printers of the early decades of the eighteenth century, Picart sought refuge in Holland from religious persecution. Today he is best remembered for his role in the monumental enlightenment study of comparative religion Cérémonies et coutumes Religieuses de tous les peuples du Monde. To this edition of Rabelais he contributed a striking portrait frontispiece (as a religious exile Picart may well have found sympathy with the irreverent treatment of the clergy in Rabelais' writings).This is an excellent set in a striking contemporary, probably English, binding. Joints of first volume just starting but a very attractive set.

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        Oeuvres de Maître François Rabelais avec les Remarques historiques et critiques de Mr. Le Duchat

      Chez Jean Frédéric Bernard. New edition, illustrated first edition 3 frontispieces, vignettes 3 title, three planes and 12 superb plates, 12 header and 12 cul-de-lamp by Bernard Picart, engraved by Folkema, Picart and a portrait engraved by Tanje . The first three figures of Volume I is inside the house Rabelais. Beautiful ornaments in the Renaissance taste.English binder full posterior calf late eighteenth or 1800 brown. Back to nerves decorated 4 star irons and rollers. Croisillonnés cold boards adorned with a roulette supervision. Upper jaw and upper jaw cracked in Volume III 3/4 split with missing tail and a box. Volume II in a damaged area and a sitting bare, also in Volume III.The edition of The Duchat and La Monnaye had originally appeared in 1711; then it was the best edition ever published works of Rabelais; The Duchat has indeed established the text from many editions (Brunet said he did not unfortunately avat the best editions available). The Duchat added a valuable and notes thereto. But what makes the price of this edition is truly remarkable illustration of Picart whose figures are particularly fine and cleverly staged. The third volume contains various parts, letters, reviews, praise ...Bookplate engraved with the arms of the eighteenth Wadham Wyndham Esquire. --- Please note that the translation in english is done automatically, we apologize if the formulas are inaccurate. Contact us for any information! Chez Jean Frédéric Bernard à Amsterdam 1741 20x26cm (8) xxxvi ; 526pp. et (2) xxxiv ; 383 pp. et (14) 218pp. ; 150pp. (36) 3 volumes reliés

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        Construction d'un téléscope par réflexion, de Mr. Newton, ayant seize pouces de longueur & faisant l'effect d'une lunette de huit pieds. Et de plusieurs télescopes (...) Avec la composition des miroirs & la manière de les polir & de les monter.

      Amsterdam, Pierre Mortier, 1741. ____ Seconde édition. Elle est illustrée par une planche dépliante gravée sur cuivre montrant le télescope de Newton et ses diverses pièces. L'ouvrage traite aussi de la construction des microscopes, des lunettes et de la manière de travailler et de polir les verres. Claude Siméon Passement (1702-69) a été un important constructeur d'instruments scientifiques. Sa vocation est née en lisant les ouvrages de Bion. Sa vie "remplit très exactement la période qui sépare la génération de Bion de celle des grands constructeurs du dernier quart du siècle." (Daumas, Instruments scientifiques p. 348) On trouve relié à la suite un MANUSCRIT de l'époque : - Construction de lunettes. Nouvelle découverte sur la réfraction du verre par M. Zeiher à Petersbourg. (18) pages. ZEIHER a découvert une nouvelle sorte de verre, qui va perfectionner les lunettes dioptriques. Un petit manque à la pièce de titre, petites déchirures sans gravité sur la planche, bon exemplaire par ailleurs.***** Second edition. Construction and use of Newton's reflecting telescope (with a folding plate). Deals also with microscopes and grinding and polishing of lenses. In-12. Collation : XII, 212 pp., 1 planche. Veau marbré, dos orné, tranches rouges. (Reliure de l'époque.).

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        Lettres à Madame la Marquise de P... sur l'opera [Ensemble] Dissertation historique sur la vielle

      original, unusual Edition.Bound in full brown sheepskin used. Back with nerves decorated. part of title in red morocco. torn off caps. bits split open and heads and tails. Coins strongly blunted. tail library label. Lack of title to the room. All very rubbed. Sheet 71 and 89 with tear and lack in outer margin, without loss of letters. Chez Didot & chez J. B. Lamesle A Paris 1741 xix (5) 166pp. ; (12) 104pp. (4) relié

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        Le spectacle de la nature

      Edition consists of several editions, as always for this autograph dedication of the author. 1741 for the first 3 volumes, then in 1742 for the fourth, in 1746 for the fifth, sixth and seventh volume, and in 1751 for the last two. It is abundantly illustrated with 7 frontispiece, 25 boards for Volume I (insects, birds), 36 sheets for Volume II (plants, gardens), 33 boards to Volume III (plants, boats, fish), 29 boards Volume IV with numerous maps, 20 plates for Volume V (Mathematics, machines); 30 boards for the sixth volume (trades); 33 boards for Volume VII (typography, crafts); or 206 boards, most folding, paper strong or not. 213 boards including headpieces, two additional boards most exemplary display 211 boards. Chez la veuve Estienne A Paris 1741 forts in-12 (9,5x17,5cm) xxiv, 561pp. (2) et xxiv, 468pp. et (4) 576pp. et 599pp. (1) et (4) 596pp. (4) et (4) 571pp. (4) et (4) 555pp. (4) et (2) 436pp. (2) et (4) 388pp. (3) volumes reliés

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        Tabulae anatomicae. . . delineatae. .T. et a cajetano Petrioli Romano. . . notis Illustratae....

      Rome: Antonio de Rossi for Fausto Amidei, 1741. 1st Edition. Hardcover. Large Folio. Large folio (436 x 297 mm). [4], 84 pp. Title printed in red and black, engraved vignette on title-page, woodcut initials, head- and tailpieces, 27 engraved anatomical plates by Luca Ciamberlano. Fine contemporary cat's-paw calf, spine richly gilt in compartments (boards repaired at extremities), red-coloured edges, marbled endpapers. A few small marginal wormholes, some slight browning and marginal spotting, faint dampstaining to upper margin of few leaves, finger soiling to title and a few other pages. Provenance: Libreria Antiquaria Mediolanum (small ticket to front pastedown). A fine, wide-margined copy. ----NLM/Blake 42; Choulant-Frank, pp. 235-39; Garrison-Morton 395.2; Heirs of Hippocrates 470; Wellcome II, 146; Roberts & Tomlinson, The Fabric of the Body, pp. 272-79 ; Sappol, Dream Anatomy, p. 9; Norman, The Anatomical Plates of Pietro da Cortona, 1986. - FIRST EDITION. In about 1618, when he was not yet twenty years old, Berrettini prepared a series of twenty anatomical drawings, depicting their subjects in a variety of dramatic poses amongst columns, plinths and arches derived from classical architecture, which remained unpublished until 1741. "Many of the dissected men hold oval or rectangular medallions - they look like framed mirrors - within which are drawn figures detailing the anatomy of various regions. Others have no accessory figures" (Roberts & Tomlinson, p. 273). Gaetano Petrioli must have decided to publish them because of the high reputation of Berrettini's art in the eighteenth century. Petrioli's edition contained the original twenty plates (nos. I-XIX and XXVII) plus seven others with figures copied from Vesalius, Vesling, Casserio and others, along with commentary supplied by Petrioli. As a supplement, to enhance the unity of Berrettini's plates, Petrioli also had them embellished with numerous smaller anatomical figures taken from Vesalius, Valverde, and others, "engraved in an incongruous manner wherever there was sufficient space on the plate" (Roberts & Tomlinson). Berrettini's original drawings were acquired by Sir William Hamilton, the British Ambassador to the King of Naples, and husband of Admiral Nelson's mistress, Lady Emma Hamilton. In 1772 Hamilton presented them to William Hunter for inclusion in Hunter's anatomical museum. They are now in the Hunterian Collection at University of Glasgow Library. Very Good....

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         Histoire du Mont Vésuve avec l'explication des phénomènes qui ont coutume d'accompagner les embrasements de cette montagne, le tout traduit de l'italien ( de Francesco Serao) ... par Duperron de Castera

      Paris, chez Barois fils, 1741, in 12, de XX- 2ff. 361pp. 1f., ill de deux planches gravées du Mont Vésuve se dépl. et d'un grand tableau se dépl., pl. veau marbré époque, dos orné, coiffes usées sinon bon exemplaire. Exemplaire d'Antoine-François Bertrand de Molleville provenant de la vente Lamoignon de Malesherbes avec mention en tête "874 Malesherbes" et la note "J'ai acheté ce livre à la vente de Mr de Malesherbes" (cat. de la vente Malesherbes de 1797, n°849). (ex-libris gravé Antoine-François Bertrand de Molleville, ministre de la Marine et des Colonies en 1791) Ce texte de Duperron de Castera semble être une traduction de l'ouvrage de Francesco Serao "Istoria dell' incendio del Vesuvio accaduto nel mese di maggio dell' anno MDCCXXXVII" (Napoli, 1740), professeur de médecine à l'université de Naples. Les planches représentent le Mont Vésuve vu du palais du Roi et le sommet du Mont Vésuve en coupe. ¶ Pas dans Chadenat.

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        Le Nouveau Parfait Maréchal, ou La Connoissance Generale et Universelle du Cheval

      Chez Huart, Paris 1741 - [xxxii], 512pp, cxxvii + plates. 47 [of 48] engraved plates, 27 folding. Text in French. The author was a French botanical artist and a naturalist. Inscription on fep 'From my friend Richard Berenger Esq. Gentleman of Horse to the King'. Worn condition. Cover rubbed with splits to hinges. Front hinge weak. Lacks portrait and one other plate. A few plates frayed. Most plates with neat contemporary ink inscription on top corner. Some occasional foxng. Content in overall good condition [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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