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Ausra delesana surjaja]. Lexicon Syriacum. Padua, Typis Seminarii, 1742.  4to. (10), XVIII, 294 pp. Contemporary unsophisticated wrappers. Uncommon dictionary of Syriac compiled by Antonio Zanolini, professor of oriental languages at the seminary of Padua seminary.  Spine browned; slight waterstain to upper cover, not affecting interior. A widemargined, untrimmed copy with several Greek, Hebrew and Syriac notes in a contemporary scholar's hand laid in. Vater/Jülg 387. Zaunmüller 372. OCLC 3667168. [Attributes: Soft Cover] [Bookseller: Antiquariat INLIBRIS Gilhofer Nfg. GmbH] 1. Check availability: ZVAB
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Opere di Platone tradotte da Dardi Bembo gentiluomo veneziano cogli argomenti, e note del Serano. 3 Vol. Bettinelli, 1742. In 8°, 549, 600, 730 pp, [1] c. di tav. ripieg. Note Generali: P. 336337 omesse nella numerazione. 730 [i.e. 728] omesse nella numerazione le p. 721722. Legatura in pergamena con 5 nervi e scritte in nero. [Bookseller: Nuovi Quaderni di Capestrano] 2. Check availability: maremagnum.com
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Allgemeines Europaisches BucherLexicon Leipzig: Theoph. Georgi, 1742. Hardcover. Very good. 2 vols. 458p; 348p. 34 cm hardcover bindings. Pagination does not include handwritten pages that swell the work to far greater proportions. Exlibrary with bookplates and labels on endpapers. Bindings were once halfleather but little remains with exposed millboards and exposed cords on one spine. Tears, bumps, and staining. Pages within are clean and the binding remains intact and strong. A directory of Latin, French, and German texts from the beginning of printing to 1739. Such an ambitious cataloguing project is near impossible; however, the challenge is reflected in the handwritten pages that are bound throughout the two volumes, suggesting that that the work was not intended as a complete work. Instead, the Lexicon is was a living project for the owner to continue. As a document of European printing history, it is a spectacular project, and the handwritten pages demonstrate the committment of the owner who continued the project within its pages. In addition, the printed works are presented in three separate typefaces. A unique representation of bibliographical scholarship and a valuable collectors item for the modern bibliophile. [Bookseller: Attic Books] 3. Check availability: Biblio
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Kupferstich Karte, b. M. Seutter, "Bavariae. pars superior .".  mit altem Flächenkolorit, nach 1742, 57,5 x 49 (H) Mit zwei großen fig. Kartuschen. Oben rechts Nebenkarte des Burghausener Gebietes zwischen Braunau und Passau.  Mit Druckprivileg. Tadellos. [Bookseller: Antiquariat Nikolaus Struck] 4. Check availability: ZVAB
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Istoria del Decamerone di Giovanni Boccaccio  Scritta da Domenico Maria Manni  Accademico Fiorentino [Holland House] Si vende da Antonio Ristori dirimpetto alla Posta, Firenze 1742  RARE FIRST EDITION with fascinating Holland House provenance (see below). Istoria del Decamerone di Giovanni Boccaccio  Scritta da Domenico Maria Manni  Accademico Fiorentino. Si vende da Antonio Ristori dirimpetto alla Posta, in Firenze, 1742. Con Licenza de Superiori. TEXT in ITALIAN. Contents in three parts, complete. Includes one foldout plate (facing p.130), as issued. With engraved portrait medallion of Boccaccio to title page. Verso of title page with woodcut coatofarms of dedicatee, the Marquis Andrea Gerini. With fullpage plate facing p.xi (illustrating Arme de Medici & Inscrizione), & fullpage engraving at p.390 (of Pope Boniface VIII). Also contains several decorative headpieces & tailpieces, plus woodcut figures within the text. With printed footnotes throughout. Author Domenico Maria Manni (16901788) was an editor, historian, & scholar. He was born & died in Florence, & was the son of a printer. Oxford Reference Online notes that Manni was "Director of the Biblioteca Strozzi in Florence, who edited early texts & published works of antiquarian & literary scholarship, including a useful Istoria del Decamerone (1742).". FIRST EDITION. Published by Antonio Ristori in Florence in 1742. Interestingly, this copy from the Library of HOLLAND HOUSE, with original printed BOOKPLATE affixed to front pastedown. Most likely from the collection of Henry Fox, 1st Baron Holland (17051774), with his crowned foxmotif coatofarms bookplate with "Holland House" printed below & Latin motto "Vitam Impendere Vero" incorporated into the design. Henry Fox, a leading British politician of the 18th century, had begun living at the mansion in 1746, & bought it in 1768. He was Leader of the House of Commons, & notably held the posts of Secretary for War, Southern Secretary & Paymaster of the Forces, but while widely tipped as a future Prime Minister, he never held that office. He was the father of Charles James Fox. "Holland House, originally known as Cope Castle, was a great house in Kensington in London, situated in what is now Holland Park. Created in 1605 in the Elizabethan or Jacobean style for the diplomat Sir Walter Cope, the building later passed to the powerful Rich family, then the Fox family, under whose ownership it became a noted gatheringplace for Whigs in the 19th century. Holland House has hosted many kings & queens among its illustrious guests. The house became noted as a glittering social, literary & political centre with many celebrated visitors such as Byron, Thomas Macaulay, Benjamin Disraeli, Charles Dickens & Sir Walter Scott. Joseph Addison, the English author & politician, died in the building in 1719. At the beginning of the 20th century, Holland House had the largest private grounds of any house in London, including Buckingham Palace. The house was largely destroyed in 1940 during World War II by German bombing raids, with only the east wing, &, miraculously, almost all of the library remaining undamaged." A widelypublished iconic photograph exists of the damage to the library. Thick volume. Laid paper. Wide margins. Bound in contemporary FULL VELLUM, spine giltlettered with "Manni Illustra del Boccacc" within gilt border, green ribbon page marker. Covers with typical age wear & toning, slight wear to spine ends & edges, small handwritten ink shelf marks to pastedowns & bookplate, faint staining to plate at p.xi, otherwise overall a nice tight & complete vellumbound copy. Internally clean & crisp. Full pagination as follows: ffep, halftitle page, [blank], title page, coat of arms, vxxx (dedication, introduction & contents), + 672pp, rear endpaper [Actually 678pp in apparently all copies, with pp.131136 repeated in pagination, with different content]. With aggiunte correzioni (added corrections) printed at rear (pp.664672). Page 144 misprinted as 134, p.228 misprinted as 128. Scarce FIRST EDITION & UNIQUE copy from the Library of Holland House. RARE. Size: 23 x 17cm [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover] [Bookseller: Bookwood] 5. Check availability: AbeBooks
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OPERA OMNIA MEDICA medica et physiologica, in duos tomos distributa... Accessit Vita auctoris a Barthol. Ramazzino... Vaillant, 1742. 2 parti in un vol. in4, pp. (12), 292; (4), 236, leg. p. perg. coeva con tit. mss al d. Con 4 tavv. Testo su due colonne. Lievi bruniture. Ex libris. [113] [Bookseller: Studio Bibliografico Scriptorium] 6. Check availability: maremagnum.com
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Giornale Storico di quanto avvenne ne' due reami di Napoli, e di Sicilia l'anno 1734, e 1735. Nella conquista che ne fecero le invitte Armi di Spagna sotto la condotta del glorioso nostro Re Carlo Borbone in qualità di Generalissimo del gran Monarca Cattolico opera di Giu Nella Stamperia Blasiana  Napoli, NAPOLI 1742  ITALIANO Volume della prima metà del XVIII secolo in 4°, stato discreto, coperta rigida in pergamena, sul dorso tassello in pelle con decorazioni e caratteri incisi in oro, macchie, bordo poco sfregato, fioritura sparsa, tagli bruniti, pagine ben conservate, alcune poco brunite, macchie d'umidità su diverse pagine. Magnifica marca tipografica incisa in nero, fori, piega, macchie su frontespizio. Presenta lettera dedicatoria, segnatura dei fascicoli, richiami, in fondo al volume indice delle cose più notevoli. Eleganti testatine, finalini e capilettera ne arricchiscono la veste tipografica. La libreria offre per un periodo limitato uno sconto del 20% su tutti i suoi libri. Il prezzo originale dell'articolo era 999,00 euro. [Bookseller: Biblioteca di Babele] 7. Check availability: AbeBooks
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The Life and Exploits of the ingenious Gentleman Don Quixote de la Mancha. Translated from the Original Spanish?by Charles Jarvis  Engraved frontis. port. of Cervantes by Virtue, several engraved headpieces, & 67 engraved plates. xxiii, [8], [xxv]xxxii, vi, [2], 90, [14] (first leaf a blank), 355 pp.; xii, 388 pp. Two vols. Large 4to, cont. speckled calf (joints very expertly repaired), spines gilt, brown & green morocco lettering pieces on spines. London: J. & R. Tonson & R. Dodsley, 1742. First edition of this esteemed translation and a wonderful association copy; this set belonged to Edward Gibbon and bears his bookplate in each volume. Gibbon was known for the wide range of his reading and he refers to this work in several of his letters and writings. He clearly liked this text; he owned an Ibarra edition in Spanish (1782), two editions of Smollett's translation (1755 and 1770), and the present edition. Jarvis (16751739), was a portrait painter and translator. A part of the literary circle of Addison, Pope, and Swift, his stylized portraits of society ladies were very fashionable. Jarvis advised Sir Robert Walpole in forming his art collection and was appointed king's painter in 1723. "His major literary undertaking was an English translation of Cervantes' Don Quixote. Published posthumously in 1742 and frequently reprinted, it is generally acknowledged as being close in spirit to the original."ODNB. The superb engravings are mostly signed by John Vanderbank (16941739), painter and draughtsman. They were first used in the 1738 quarto edition of Don Quixote issued by the Tonsons in the original Spanish. The 90 pages in Vol. I print the first English translation of Mayans & Siscar's important Life of Cervantes. Fine and handsome set with his fine armorial bookplate in each volume. Minor rubbing and wear to extremities. [Attributes: Signed Copy; Hard Cover] [Bookseller: Jonathan A. Hill, Bookseller Inc.] 8. Check availability: IberLibro
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Le Praticien des juges et consuls ou traité de commerce de terre et de mer. A l'usage des Marchands, Négocians, Banquiers, Agens de change, et gens d'affaire. Saugrain, Paris 1742  In7 en plein veau marbré, dos à nerfs et caissons ornés de fleurons dorés. Tranches rouge. lvi, 722 pp, 1 ff de privilège. Bandeaux, lettrines et culsdelampe. Frottements au dos et sur les plats. coins supérieurs un peu usé. Intérieur frais. [Attributes: Hard Cover] [Bookseller: Librairie Lang] 9. Check availability: AbeBooks
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CARTE DES COURONES DU NORD Dediee AU TRES PUISSANT ET TRES INVINCIBLE PRINCE CHARLES XII ROY DE SUEDE DES GOTS ET DES VANDALES (pair) A map of the Kingdoms of the north, dedicated to the powerful and invincible Prince Charles XII, King of Sweden, the Goths and the Vandals. Atlas de Geographie. Guilluame Delisle, Quai de l'Horloge. c.1742.  Copper engraving. Original outline colour. Size: 62 x 45.3 cm. (24½ x 18 inches) Overall both in very good condition. Some minor darker patches in margin corners but not affecting image. Minor foxing on images. Delisle was an important French cartographer of the early 18th century. He held the position of First Royal Geographer to the King. Two attractive maps of Scandanavia. The first one showing the northern regions of Norway, Sweden, including the islands and fjords, Finland and part of western Russia. A grandiose cartouche upper left. The second map has an interesting perspective showing the Baltic Sea in the centre and the lower parts of Norway, Sweden, Finland and all of Denmark to the west whilst northern Poland and Eastern states including Estonia are shown in the east. [Bookseller: Peter Harrington. ABA member] 10. Check availability: ZVAB
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Brevis notitia fundationis Theodori Koriathovits, olim ducis de Munkacs, pro Religiosis ruthenis ordinis Sancti Basilii Magni in monte Csernek ad Munkacs, anno MCCCLX factae, exhibens seriem episcoporum graecocatholicorum Munkacsiensium. Tle. 13 (v. 6) in 1 geb. kl.4. 9 Bll., 104, 207 (1), 139 S., 9 Bll. Mit 1 gest. Frontisp. v. Binder. Ldr. d. Zt. m. Rückengoldpräg. In gutem Zustand. EA. Johann Basilowitz (1742  1821) war der Abt des Klosters Csernek (früher Ungarn, heute Rumänien).  "A history of Munkacs, the Ruthenian Greek Catholic church in that city, and its founder Theodor Koriathovics, Prince of Ruthenia ... parts 46, on the history of Csernek, (were published) in 18041805" (Horvath I, 218).  Das Frontisp. zeigt den Herzog von Munkacs im Jahre 1360 zu Pferd. [Bookseller: Antiquariat Burgverlag] 11. Check availability: booklooker.de
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A Treatise of Fluxions In Two Books Edinburgh : T.W. and T. Ruddimans, MDCCXLII [1742]. First edition. Two volumes, quarto, contemporary calf (scuffed and worn, rebacked and recased, preserving the original title labels). Vol. I: previous owner's wet stamps to front paste down and half title, early newspaper clippings to first blank opposite the half title, half title, title page (early ownership inscriptions of James Boone, 1782, and Edward Wilson, 1878, verso), dedication leaf (ownership inscription by Wilson, verso), pp vi, later manuscript table of contents on lined paper inserted after preface, 412, 24 folding engraved plates (the first has been extracted and dissected with the relevant diagrams pasted on the corresponding pages). Vol. II: previous owner's wet stamps to preliminaries, title page (with inscriptions as in Vol I), pp 413763, errata, 16 folding engraved plates, extensive manuscript calculations by Boone to pp 544  550, both volumes with preliminary and end leaves showing marginal water staining and repairs to the gutters. "The earliest logical and systematic publication of the Newtonian methods" (Dictionary of Scientific Biography). The Scottish mathematician Colin Maclaurin'sTreatise of Fluxions,published fifteen years after Newton's death, was a response to Bishop George Berkeley's criticisms of Newtonian method in infinitesimal calculus. Fluxion, in Newton's notation, is the derivative of any continuous function. Newton's notation of fluxions was eventually superceded by Leibniz's notation of derivatives, which remains dominant in the vocabulary of modern calculus. Among Maclaurin's numerous other contributions to mathematics were his expansion of Newton's ellipsoid theory of the Earth as outlined in Principia, and his pioneering of the empirical study of the rotation of astronomical bodies in the framework of classical physics. The first ownership inscriptions in these two volumes are those of James Boone, Junior (17441795), a member of one of the most significant Pennsylvania pioneer families, which most notably included his cousin, the frontiersman Daniel Boone. James Boone Junior was known as an outstanding mathematician from an early age, and he studied in Philadelphia to become a schoolmaster. Books from Boone's library are characterised by his neat and studious annotations, and the marginal annotations present in Volume II represent an early application of Maclaurin's angular momentum of elliptical body theories. These are calculations of various dimensions of the earth, reconciled with the predictions calculated from Newton's Theory of Gravity. Boone's namesake, James Boone Senior (17091785) emigrated from England around 1720 and was a prominent Justice of the Peace in Exeter, Pennsylvania. Boone Senior's support of the colonial cause during the American Revolution has been recognised by the Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR Ancestor # A012104). [Bookseller: Douglas Stewart Fine Books] 12. Check availability: Direct From Seller
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The life and exploits of the ingenious gentleman Don Quixote de la Mancha. Translated from the original Spanish of Miguel Cervantes de Saavedra. By Charles Jarvis, Esq; In two volumes. London: Printed for J. and R. Tonson in the Strand, and R. Dodsley in PallMall, 1742. First Edition thus. Full Calf. Fine. First appearance of the Jarvis translation, an "elegant edition" (Lowndes), complete in two large quarto volumes. xxxii [translator's preface and "Advertisement concerning the Prints," by John Oldfield, M. D.],viii [reimpression of "The life of Michael de Cervantes Saavedra, with separate title page dated 1738],90 ["The life of Michael de Cervantes Saavedra. Written by Don Gregorio Mayáns & Siscár . . . Translated, from the Spanish manuscript, by Mr. Ozell," with the portrait of Cervantes designed by G. Kent and engraved by George Vertue ],[14],355,[1]; xii,388pp, with an allegorical frontispiece and 67 truly magnificent fullpage copperengraved chapter illustrations designed principally by John Vanderbank (William Hogarth contributed one) and engraved by Gerard van der Gucht, Bernard Baron, Vertue, and Claude du Bosc, and numerous fine head and tailpieces. Handsomely rebound to style in full mottled calf, boards framed in blind with rolled vine border, spines in six compartments tooled in blind with center medallion between raised bands ruled in gilt, red morocco labels lettered and numbered in gilt, date of publication stamped in gilt. A Fine, widemargined set, bindings virutally pristine (end papers renewed), text bright and fresh with only very occasional fingersoiling to margins, the plates in particularly deep, rich impressions. Provence: Ownership signatures of H. Pemberton, 1757, to verso of each titlepage (perhaps Henry Pemberton (1694–1771), editor of the third edition of Isaac Newton's Principia and author of A View of Sir I. Newton's Philosophy) and beneath it that of William Rooth. Lowndes 401. Ashbee 410. Gibson's Library, p. 91. Jervas (a printer's error resulted in "Jarvis") was an artist and art collector, but he also had literary ambitions, and with Alexander Pope (whose painting instructor he had been for some six months in 1713) he edited a version of CharlesAlphonse Du Fresnoy's De arte grafica. But his major literary undertaking was this English translation of Don Quixote to which also provided the first introduction and a critical analysis of previous translations. Published posthumously in 1742 and frequently reprinted, "it is generally acknowledged as being close in spirit to the original." (ODNB) Note: With few exceptions (always identified), we only stock books in exceptional condition. All orders are packaged with care and posted promptly. Satisfaction guaranteed. [Bookseller: Fine Editions Ltd] 13. Check availability: IOBABooks
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Tractatus de materia medica sive de medicamentorum simplicium Historia, virtute, delectu, & usu. Tomus primus De fossilibus, & De vegetabilibus exoticis (e Tomus secundus De vegetabilibus indigenis) apud Nicolaum Pezzana, Venetiis 1742  Legature coeve in pergamena con titolo oro su tassello in pelle rossa al ds. Ottimo esemplare. Seconda edizione, la prima stampata in Italia. 8vo (cm. 23,5), 2 Voll., 6 cc.nn., 608 pp.; 1 c.nn., 446 pp. Frontis. del primo vol. in rosso e nero. [Bookseller: Libreria Ex Libris ALAIILAB/LILA member] 14. Check availability: AbeBooks
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Portrait of Cadell engraved by Henry Meyer after a drawing by W. Evans of the painting by Sir William Beechey London: H. Meyer, n.d.. Margins a little foxed; old crease in the lower corner of the plate (not touching the image); very good condition.. Plate size 38 x 33 cm; image size 22 x 18 cm. A fine engraving of the famous portrait that hangs at the Stationers' Company of the great 18th century English bookseller and publisher Thomas Cadell (17421802). The engraver, Henry Meyer (17821847), was himself a distinguished artist. See the DNB. [Bookseller: The Brick Row Book Shop] 15. Check availability: Biblio
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OPERA OMNIA MEDICA medica et physiologica, in duos tomos distributa. Accessit Vita auctoris a Barthol. Ramazzino. Vaillant,, Londra, 1742  2 parti in un vol. in4, pp. (12), 292; (4), 236, leg. p. perg. coeva con tit. mss al d. Con 4 tavv. Testo su due colonne. Lievi bruniture. Ex libris. [113] [Bookseller: SCRIPTORIUM Studio Bibliografico] 16. Check availability: AbeBooks
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Kupferstich Karte, v. M. Seutter, "Paraquariae Provinciae Soc. Iesu Cum Adiacentibus Novissima Descriptio Post iteratas peregrinationes et plures observationes Patrum Missionariorum.".  mit altem Flächenkolorit, nach 1742, 57 x 49 (H) Sandler, p. 10 (Nr. 196). Mit 5 ornamentalen Kartuschen und großer ausgemalter Windrose. Gebiet nördliches Chile  Peru (noch Cusco)  fast ganz Bolivien  südl. Brasilien, Paraguay  Uruguay und nördl. Argentinien.  Mit schönem alten Flächenkolorit. Tadellos erhalten. [Bookseller: Antiquariat Nikolaus Struck] 17. Check availability: IberLibro
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Beschryving van Guiana, of de Wilde Kust in ZuidAmerica, ... als Essequebo, Demerary, Berbice, Suriname, en derzelver rivieren, ... Waarby komt eene verhandeling over den Aart en de Gewoontes der NegerSlaaven.Amsterdam, Gerrit Tielenburg, 1770. 2 volumes. Large 4to. With 6 fullpage and 8 doublepage folding engraved plates, and 1 engraving in text. Contemporary half calf. JCB 1742; JFB H41; Sabin 30712; Suriname Catalogus 2560; Tiele, Bibl. 457. Untrimmed, large paper copy of the first edition of the classic work on "Guiana," covering primarily modern Guyana and Surinam, but also parts of French Guyana and northern Brazil. It provides an account of the geography and history of the regions; the customs and habits of the natives; the flora and fauna; the discoveries of the Spanish, French, Portuguese and Dutch voyagers and their settlements and colonization, the commerce of the Dutch West India Company, the Company of Berbice and the Surinam Society and slaves and the slave trade. Warden, Bibliotheca Americana calls it "by far the best work ever published on the countries described." With only an occasional marginal spot, smudge or crease, and with two pages stuck together in the gutter margin (not affecting or obscuring the text) and the foreedge of the blank final page stuck to the following endleaf. The spines and the paper on the boards are slightly damaged. A beautifully preserved large paper copy. [Bookseller: Antiquariaat FORUM BV] 18. Check availability: Biblio
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Het mikroskoop gemakkelyk gemaakt, of gemeenzaame beschryving, van allerley werktuigen, die men gebruikt om zeer kleine diertjes ... te beschouwen; ... Vervolgd met een berigt van de verbaazende ontdekkingen die door middel van vergrootglazen gedaan zyn: ... Bij deezen derden druk thans nagezien, verrykt met aantekenigen en vermeerderd met een aanhangzel, ... door Martinus Houttuyn.Amsterdam, heirs of F. Houttuyn, 1778. 8vo. With 28 folding engraved plates. Contemporary tanned half sheepskin. Van de Velde, Microscoop III, pp. 726729. Third edition of the expanded Dutch translation of Henry Baker's 1742 The Microscope Made Easy, well illustrated and with a nearly hundredpage appendix new to this edition. The first part of the book describes microscopes, including the lenses Antonie van Leeuwenhoek used, and techniques for studying microscopic objects. The second part describes discoveries made with the microscope, covering animals, plants, minerals, the human body, etc. The new appendix contains descriptions of new microscopes, some remarks on their use, and additional comments on the "little animals" that Van Leeuwenhoek had seen in human blood. Several authors contributed to part 3, including Baker, Adams, Di Torre and Lieberkuhn. The 28 engraved plates (half in the new appendix) show different kinds of microscopes as well as microscopic views of objects and materials.Some waterstains throughout the book, but otherwise in very good condition. Binding slightly damaged at the hinges, but otherwise very good. Modern bookseller's ticket. A very good copy of this popular and wellillustrated book on the microscope, with much text and numerous plates new to this edition. [Bookseller: ASHER Rare Books (Since 1830)] 19. Check availability: NVvA
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Le cousin de Mahomet et la folie salutaire Histoire plus que galante EDITION ORIGINALE à Leide: Chez les frères Vamberk, 1742. Fine. Chez les frères Vamberk, à Leide 1742, In12 (10x16,7cm), (2) 188pp. ; (2) 240pp., 2 parties en un volume relié.  First Edition Binding in full brown glazed brown. Back with ornate nerves. Title piece in brown morocco. Lower joint in tail restored with a strip of leather, ditto for 2 corners.  [FRENCH VERSION FOLLOWS] Edition originale rare. Reliure en pleine basane brune glacée. Dos à nerfs orné. Pièce de titre en maroquin brun. Mors inférieur en queue restauré avec une bande de cuir, idem pour 2 coins. Conte oriental et libertin. Un jeune français las de ses études et de sa famille rigoriste part à l'aventure et se retrouve à Constantinople ; après avoir été galérien, il y devient esclave. Armé de son seul flageolet dont il sait tirer des sons harmonieux, passant de maître en maître, il séduira force victimes au sein des harems et du grand sérail. Histoire orientale et picaresque, s'égarant dans le roman d'aventure et le conte philosophique et flirtant délicieusement avec le libertinage, Le cousin de Mahomet regorge d'inventions et de fantaisies. [Bookseller: Librairie Le Feu Follet] 20. Check availability: IOBABooks
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LEGES ATTICAE. Sam. Petitus collegit, digessit, et libro commentario illustravit. Opus juris, literarum, et rei antiquariae studiosis utilissum ... cum animadversionibus Jac. Palmerii a Grentemesnil, A.M. Salvinii, & C.A. Dukeri, Lugduni Batavorum : Apud Johan. et Herman. Verbeek, Abraham Kallewier, 1742.. quibus suas & praefationem addidit Petrus Wesselingus. SECOND EDITION 1742, folio, approximately 410 x 250 mm, 16 x 10 inches, Greek text with parallel Latin translation and Latin commentary, title page in red and black, printer's device, woodcut head and tailpieces and intitials, pages: (2), xix, (1), 679, [21]  index, pages 341 to 432 are repeated, nothing is missing, bound in full contemporary calf, wide ornamental gilt border to covers, expertly rebacked with original backstrip laid on, gilt raised bands, richly gilt in compartments with vases, impish heads and flowers, gilt title, gilt inner dentelles, all edges gilt, marbled endpapers. Very small neat repair to upper corners of boards, lower corners very slightly rubbed, bookplate of Sophia Streatfeild on front passtedown, a little pale foxing to title page, light diagonal crease to lower corner of title page, very occasional slight pale margin foxing, very light browning to a few pages, very small closed tear to lower corner of page 677 due to paper flaw, neatly repaired. A very good clean sturdy handsomely bound copy. Samuel Petit (1594 – 1653) was a French Huguenot pastor, classical scholar and orientalist. This work is a an early study of ancient Athenian law, first published in Paris in 1635. Brunet IV, 529 (2418), 1742 edition, "Cette edition que l'on prefere a la premiere... forme le 3eme volume de la collection intitulee : Jurisprudentia romana et attica." MORE IMAGES ATTACHED TO THIS LISTING, ALL ZOOMABLE, FURTHER IMAGES ON REQUEST. POSTAGE AT COST. A heavy book which WILL require extra postage. [Bookseller: Roger Middleton] 21. Check availability: IOBABooks
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Beschryving van Guiana, of de Wilde Kust in ZuidAmerica, ... als Essequebo, Demerary, Berbice, Suriname, en derzelver rivieren, ... Waarby komt eene verhandeling over den Aart en de Gewoontes der NegerSlaaven.Amsterdam, Gerrit Tielenburg, 1770. 2 volumes. Large 4to. With 6 fullpage and 8 doublepage folding engraved plates, and 1 engraving in text. Contemporary half calf. JCB 1742; JFB H41; Sabin 30712; Suriname Catalogus 2560; Tiele, Bibl. 457. Untrimmed, large paper copy of the first edition of the classic work on "Guiana," covering primarily modern Guyana and Surinam, but also parts of French Guyana and northern Brazil. It provides an account of the geography and history of the regions; the customs and habits of the natives; the flora and fauna; the discoveries of the Spanish, French, Portuguese and Dutch voyagers and their settlements and colonization, the commerce of the Dutch West India Company, the Company of Berbice and the Surinam Society and slaves and the slave trade. Warden, Bibliotheca Americana calls it "by far the best work ever published on the countries described." With only an occasional marginal spot, smudge or crease, and with two pages stuck together in the gutter margin (not affecting or obscuring the text) and the foreedge of the blank final page stuck to the following endleaf. The spines and the paper on the boards are slightly damaged. A beautifully preserved large paper copy. [Bookseller: Antiquariaat FORUM BV] 22. Check availability: NVvA
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Kupferstich Karte, v. M. Seutter, "Lacus Bodamicus vel Acronius eum regionibus circumjacentibus recens delineatus .".  mit altem Flächenkolorit, nach 1742, 48,5 x 56,5 Dünst Bonaconsa, Nr. 97. Rechts unten die Titelkartusche. Zeigt den Bodensee mit der umliegenden Gegend.  Die gesuchte Karte, hier vorliegend mit Druckprivileg. [Bookseller: Antiquariat Nikolaus Struck] 23. Check availability: ZVAB
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A DISPLAY OF GOD'S SPECIAL GRACE. IN A FAMILIAR DIALOGUE BETWEEN A MINISTER & A GENTLEMAN OF HIS CONGREGATION, ABOUT THE WORK OF GOD, IN THE CONVICTION AND CONVERSION OF SINNERS, SO REMARKABLY OF LATE BEGUN AND GOING ON IN THESE AMERICAN PARTS... Boston: Printed by Rogers & Fowle for S. Eliot, 1742. [2],vi,111,[1]pp. Contemporary calf, gilt. Spine and corners worn; head and foot of spine chipped. Titlepage backed with later paper. Contemporary author notation on titlepage. Lightly soiled. Several edge tears throughout text. About very good. Jonathan Dickinson (16881747) was one of the foremost leaders in the New England Presbyterian Church and the first president of the College of New Jersey (later renamed Princeton University). Throughout his career he actively championed freedom for dissenters and strove to find middle ground between the extremes of the church. This work was one of his most effective, defending revival while maintaining the need for order, stability, and holiness provided by the church. An attestation prefixed to the text is signed in type by Boston ministers Benjamin Colman, Joseph Sewall, Thomas Prince, John Webb, William Cooper, Thomas Foxcroft, and Joshua Gee. Scarce on the market and especially nice in this original condition. EVANS 4931. [Bookseller: William Reese Company  Americana] 24. Check availability: Biblio
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Antrag zur Erstattung von Kriegsausgaben signiert von Ambrose Serle, Sirt Courteneay Bolye und John Harness Handschriftlicher Brief mit der Bitte um Erstattung von Kriegskosten / Reparaturen Sir, The Nestor Transport 203 Tours arrived at Yarmouth from a Flushing with empty WaterCasks on board, having received damage by being orderted alongside His Majesty's Ship Amethyst in the Scheldt, we have to request that you will hasten her Repairs, that she may proceed with another supply of Water for that Destination. We have the honor as to be, Sir, your most obedient humble servants, Ambrose Serle, John Harness, Sir Courtenay BoyleLifelong authenticity guarantee!Ambrose Serle (17421812)[1] was an English official, diarist and writer of Christian prose and hymns. Serle was born on 30 August 1742, and entered the Royal Navy. In 1764, while living in or near London, Serle became a friend of William Romaine. Other friends of his among the evangelicals were John Thornton, John Newton, Augustus Toplady, and Legh Richmond.[2]When William Legge, 2nd Earl of Dartmouth became Secretary of State for the Colonies in 1772, Serle was appointed one of his undersecretaries, and in January 1776 he was made clerk of reports. He went to America in 1774, and accompanied the British Army from 1776 to 1778.[2] In 1776 William Tryon gave him control of the political section of the NewYork Gazette, which he held from September 1776 to July 1777.[3]On returning from America in 1780 Serle settled at Heckfield, Hampshire. In 1795 he was a commissioner of the transport service and the care of prisoners of war, and was reappointed in 1803 and 1809.[2]Serle died on 1 August 1812, and was buried in the churchyard at Broadwater, West Sussex. He was married, and a daughter Jane (17801792) was Mrs. Romaine's goddaughter.[2]Works[edit] Serle was the author of Americans Against Liberty (1775), a pamphlet published anonymously that defended the British Empire as a rightful and just government, arguing against the rebellious American colonists on religious grounds.[4][5][6] It also criticizes the American colonists as ene... [Bookseller: Antiquariat Arzt  Der Buecherdoktor] 25. Check availability: booklooker.de
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Philosophiae naturalis, Principia mathematica. Perpetuis Commentariis illustrata, communi studio PP. Thomae Le Seur & Francisci Jacquier. Trois tomes reliés en 4 volumes. Genève, Barrillot et fils, 1739  1742,  in4to, (25x19.5 cm), Tome I:) XXXV (+1 errata) + 548 p. / Tome II:) 4 ff. + 422 (+1 f. index) / Tome III.1:) 4 ff. + XXVIII + 374 p. (+ 2 ff. blanches); Tome III.2) VIII (recte VI) + page 375 à 703 (+ 1 blanche) + 1 f. blanche, reliures en parchemin d?époque. Dos noirci avec pièce de titre de tomaison et lieu avec date, qqs petits accidents, plats avec losange central à froid, tranches rouges. Première édition des Principia avec le commentaire des pères François Jacquier et Thomas Le Seur, appelée "édition des jésuites" (alors que les deux auteurs étaient minimes). Titres en rouge et noir ornés d'une vignette gravée en tailledouce, ill. avec plusieurs centaines de fig. gravées sur bois dans le texte. Cette édition monumentale, dont le commentaire imprimé en bas de page est plus long que le texte de Newton proprement dit, est d'une importance capitale pour l'histoire de la propagation des théories newtoniennes en Europe. Les deux pères minimes y ont inséré des explications et des développements judicieux qui en firent l'édition de référence des Principia durant le XVIIIe s. C'est dans cette édition que d'Alembert lut les Principia. On sait par ailleurs que le père Jacquier aida la marquise du Châtelet pour sa traduction française des Principia. Elle comprend en outre trois traités complémentaires sur les phénomènes des marées insérés à la fin du tome III : le Traité sur le flux et reflux de la mer (par Daniel Bernoullie), le De causa physica fluxus et refluxus maris (par D. Mac Laurin) et l'Inquisitio physica in causam fluxus ac refluxus maris (par L. Euler).Please notify before visiting to see a book. Prices are excl. VAT/TVA (only Switzerland) & postage. Gray, 11; Graesse IV, 663; Eneström: Verz. d. Schriften L. Eulers 57 (pour l'Inquisitio physica. Nlle impression d?après l?éd. de 1752). (Ces pièces ont remporté le prix de l?Académie Royale des sciences en 1740). [Bookseller: Harteveld Rare Books Ltd.] 26. Check availability: ZVAB
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Essais anatomiques, contenant l'histoire exacte de toutes les parties qui composent le corps de l'homme, avec la manière de les disséquer First edition. Privilege 1741. Another edition was published on the same date at David in Paris. Full contemporary calf, spine decorated nerves and part of title in red morocco. Slight rubbing nerves. The sixth board carries a tear in the left margin does not reach the engraving. Joseph Lieutaud was a famous physician of his time and the first physician to Louis XV. He was interested very closely to education and castigated doctors or scientists who did not place the observation and practice before theory or speculation. Anatomical tests function as a manual, an index to each body part. Its uniqueness lies in its fine observation. This book was described as the first book of surgical anatomy.  Please note that the translation in english is done automatically, we apologize if the formulas are inaccurate. Contact us for any information! chez Pierre Michel Huart à Paris 1742 fort in 8 (20x12,5cm) xxi (3) 724 pp. (8 et 6 planches dépliantes). relié [Bookseller: Librairie Le Feu Follet] 27. Check availability: Direct From Seller
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Istoria della città di Viterbo. Bernabò, 1742. In folio (mm 375x245); pp. XX, 478 con 25 tavv. f.t. inc. in rame fra cui la veduta prospettica della città, piazze, fontane, monete e monumenti con epigrafi, tutte inc. da G. Sintes su dis. di G. Frezza. Grande vignetta in rame al front. con stemma della città recante un leone sotto una palma portante uno stendardo, mentre tiene il globo terrestre ai suoi piedi. Iniziali e raffinati finalini in xilogr. Note a stampa al margine. Ultime 27 pagg. di indice delle cose notabili.Mezza pelle coeva con angoli e dorso a sei nervi, titolo su tassello in oro. Edizione originale di questa importante opera. Bussi fu erudito archeologo (16801741); impiegò 12 anni di studi per scrivere la sua storia di Viterbo; scrisse anche una seconda parte che non fu mai pubblicata. Anche questa parte pubblicata uscì postuma. Le fonti sono archivistiche e bibliografiche ma anche epigrafiche. Bellissimo esemplare con barbe, legatura con minime mende e tracce d'uso. Lozzi 6465. Fossati Bellani 1701. [Bookseller: Libreria Antiquaria Perini s.a.s.] 28. Check availability: maremagnum.com
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The History and Proceedings of the House of Lords,From the Restoration in 1660, to the Present Time. Containing the most Remarkable Motions, Speeches, Debates, Orders,and Resolution. Timberland London 1744. Eight Volumes 1742  Octavo; Contemporary full calf, double gilt ruled borders, the spines with raised bands, gilt in compartments, two lettering pieces, one re and one black. Slight wear two or three spine ends, slight rubbing to binding and to gilt on spines, minor cracks to one or two joints, but this a GVG solid and quite attractive complete set of Timberland's Debates, as this set is often called. Covering the Lords Debates for the period 16601742, this run is one of the most important sources for the History of the period and was produced as a companion to Richard Chandler's Proceedings of the House of Lords. The verso of the title page to Vol Eight contains the original signature in ink of the publisher Ebenezer Timberland, as a guarantee of the authenticity of this copy. Not common. [Attributes: Hard Cover] [Bookseller: Neil Summersgill Ltd ABA,PBFA,ILAB.] 29. Check availability: AbeBooks
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Heilige Moralien, oder Christliche SittenLehren, aus denen Evangelien und Episteln, auf alle Sonn und Festtage gezeiget, Darinn der heilige Text, überall von Wort zu Wort, nach dem Sinn des heiligen Geistes, deutlich erkläret, und zum heilsamen Gebrauch, Lehre, Trost und Ermahnung, in der Furcht Gottes angewandt, In der Christlichen Teutschen Gemeine zu S. Petri in Coppenhagen, durch Beystand des heiligen Geistes öffentlich gepredigt / von Johanne Lassenio, weyland der H. Schrift Doct. Prof. Publ. Consist. Assess. und Pastore daselbsten. Diese neue Edition mit Fleiß von allen Druckfehlern gesaubert, in einer neuen Vorrede, und hinzu gefügten gantz umständlichen Register der Nutzen und Gebrauch dieses Wercks gezeiget, durch M. J. G. L. Nikolaus Förster. Hannover., 1742. [9] Bl., 1748 Seiten, [36] Bl. ; 4°. hardcover Leder der Zeit, 4 Bünde, 2 intakte Messingschließen an Lederlasche, 3 Messingnieten auf Deckel. Einbände berieben, Ecken bestossen. Schönes Exemlar, fest gebundenes und ohne weitere Mängel. Titelbl. in Rot und Schwarzdruck, gestochener Frontispiz (Bildnis Lassenius). Herausgeber(in): M. J. G. L. Versand D: 5,00 EUR Christentum; Predigt; Bibel; Religion; Theologie [Bookseller: René Burkert] 30. Check availability: buchfreund.de
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Theorie der Gartenkunst. Apart Band 1 von 5 Bänden Mit einer Titelvignette und 46 Textkupfern, XIV, 229 (3) Seiten, 8, brauner Lederband der Zeit Gutes festes Exemplar. "Christian Cay Lorenz Hirschfeld (17421792), deutscher Gartentheoretiker, seit 1773 Professor der Philosophie und schönen Künste an der ChristianAlbrechtsUniversität in Kiel, bereiste für Gartenstudien Dänemark, Deutschland und die Schweiz und seine "Theorie der Gartenkunst", die in einer deutschen und französischen Ausgabe erschien, verschaffte ihm überregionale Bekanntheit". (Wikipedia) [Bookseller: Antiquariat im Baldreit] 31. Check availability: booklooker.de
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PHAEDRI AGUSTI LIBERTI FABULARUM AESOPIARUM PARIS 1742, ENGRAVED COYPEL, LEATHER PHAEDRI AGUSTI LIBERTI FABULARUM AESOPIARUM LIBRI QUINQUE Phaedrus. Paris, 1742. In 12 avo, two volumes bound in one tome, 132, pp, with full pages engraved plate of Coypel, printed device on frontispice, 5 engraved vignette titlepage of Pierre ; engraved headpieces, The volume opens with a description of Phaedri life, including Index Fabularum. (Bound with) FLAVII AVIANI FABULARUM AESOPIARUM LIBER UNICUS. Leather Binding , gilt spine with 5 raised bands, marbled endpapers and edges. Spine a bit damaged (upper & below, tear near spine). Gilding is partly came off. Spine and edges worn. Some minor foxing ( endpapers, title page) but generally good. Shipping cost to USA $14. Sorry for this misleading but I'm registered on ebay of USA therefore I can not put above more than $4. I send it FROM ISRAEL airmail registered [Bookseller: judaicamarket] 32. Check availability: Direct From Seller
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Le cousin de Mahomet, et la folie salutaire. Histoire plus que galante First Edition Binding in full brown glazed brown. Back with ornate nerves. Title piece in brown morocco. Lower joint in tail restored with a strip of leather, ditto for 2 corners. Chez les frères Vamberk A Leide 1742 In12 (10x16,7cm) (2) 188pp. ; (2) 240pp. 2 parties en un volume relié [Bookseller: Librairie Le Feu Follet] 33. Check availability: Direct From Seller
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Etrennes mignonnes Curieuses et utiles Augmentées pour l'Année 1743 Paris: de la boutique de M. Jouenne chez Durand rue S. Jacques à S. Landry et au Grison, 1742. 24mo (binding size 99 x 57 mm). [64] pp. Engraved frontispiece, additional engraved title, doublepage engraved map of France at end. Contemporary goldblocked brown goatskin, an emblematic binding with a panel stamp incorporating at center a scythe and hourglass, framed in a riot of curving lines, drawerhandle ornaments, leaf plants, monkeys, flitting birds, garlands, and sprigs; pink satin liners, gilt edges (small chip to head of spine, corners scuffed). Provenance: later 18thcentury marginal note "Ma naissance" next to the date 12 August on calendar page for August; late 18thcentury inscription at front identifying the note as that of the writer's mother, born 12 August 1743, and stating that she kept this little book her entire life.***A fine copy of this longrunning Paris almanac, in a contemporary binding with a wonderfully asymmetrical decor, mixing chinoiserie elements (monkeys) and Western memento mori imagery with rococo ebullience. The Etrennes Mignonnes were published, with changing subtitles, from 1716 to ca. 1845. The engraved title and frontispiece varied from year to year (up to 1750, after which none were used), and the map alternated between an ecclesiastical, civil, or military map of France, or a map of the Paris region. This issue has a special frontispiece showing the audience given by the King to the Ottoman Emperor in January 1742. GrandCarteret 107; cf. Cohende Ricci 51. [Bookseller: Musinsky Rare Books, Inc.] 34. Check availability: Biblio
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Theorie der Gartenkunst. Apart Band 2 von 5 Bänden Mit einer Titelvignette und 50 Textkupfern, IV, 200 (2) Seiten, 8, brauner Lederband der Zeit Gutes, festes Exemplar. "Christian Cay Lorenz Hirschfeld (17421792), deutscher Gartentheoretiker, seit 1773 Professor der Philosophie und schönen Künste an der ChristianAlbrechtsUniversität in Kiel, bereiste für Gartenstudien Dänemark, Deutschland und die Schweiz und seine "Theorie der Gartenkunst", die in einer deutschen und französischen Ausgabe erschien, verschaffte ihm überregionale Bekanntheit". (Wikipedia) [Bookseller: Antiquariat im Baldreit] 35. Check availability: booklooker.de
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A Treatise of Fluxions. In Two Books. Edinburgh: Printed by T.W. and T. Ruddimans, 1742. First edition, a very fine large and thick paper copy, of "the earliest logical and systematic publication of the Newtonian methods. It stood as a model of rigor until the appearance of Cauchy's Cours d'Analyse in 1821" (DSB). The Treatise was written partly (but only partly, see below) as a response to the attack on the foundations of the method of fluxions and infinitesimal calculus made by George Berkeley in The Analyst (1734). "[Berkeley] showed that many definitions in the infinitesimal calculus are paradoxical and cannot be justified by intuition. He explained the success of the new calculus by a repeated neglect of infinitely small quantities leading through a compensation of errors to a correct answer" (Jahnke, A History of Analysis, 127). "MacLaurin provided a rigorous foundation for the method of fluxions based on a limit concept drawn from Archimedean classical geometry. He went on to demonstrate that the method so founded would support the entire received structure of fluxions and the calculus, and to make advances that were taken up by continental analysts ... The Treatise was generally cited by British fluxionists as the definitive answer to Berkeley's criticism, but Maclaurin had accomplished much more than this. Judith Grabiner [see below] has described Maclaurin's influence on the Continental analysts in detail. Maclaurin's work was cited with admiration by Lagrange, Euler, Clairaut, d'Alembert, Laplace, Legendre, Lacroix, and Gauss. The influence of Maclaurin's use of the algebra of inequalities as a basis for his limit arguments can be seen in d'Alembert, L'Huilier, Lacroix and Cauchy. Maclaurin corresponded at length with Clairaut about the attraction of ellipsoids, and the latter in his La figure de la terre (1743) acknowledges his debt; Maclaurin's influence on this subject can be seen also in d'Alembert, Laplace, Lagrange, Legendre, and Gauss ... In addition, Maclaurin's use of infinite series in the analysis of functions, especially with the EulerMaclaurin formula, was known to Euler, Lagrange, and Jacobi; while his reduction of fluents to elliptic or hyperbolic curve length was used by d'Alembert and extended by Euler, and Euler influenced Legendre's work on elliptic integrals" (Landmark Writings in Western Mathematics, pp. 143 & 157). The text block of this copy is about 50% thicker than that of an unpressed (and uncut) copy we handled recently. We know of only one other thick paper copy having appeared on the market, a presentation copy to the Earl of Morton (Sotheby's 1993). "The calculus was invented independently by Newton and Leibniz in the late seventeenth century. Newton and Leibniz developed general concepts  differential and integral for Leibniz, fluxion and fluent for Newton  and devised notation that made it easy to use these concepts. Also, they found and proved what we now call the Fundamental Theorem of Calculus, which related the two main concepts. Last, but not least, they successfully applied their ideas and techniques to a wide range of important problems. It was not until the nineteenth century, however, that the basic concepts were given a rigorous foundation. "In 1734 George Berkeley, later Bishop of Cloyne, attacked the logical validity of the calculus as part of his general assault on Newtonianism. Berkeley's criticisms of the rigor of the calculus were witty, unkind, and  with respect to the mathematical practices he was criticizing  essentially correct. Maclaurin's Treatise was supposedly intended to refute Berkeley by showing that Newton's calculus was rigorous because it could be reduced to the methods of Greek geometry. Maclaurin himself said in his preface that he began the book to answer Berkeley's attack, [p. i] and also to rebut Berkeley's accusation that mathematicians were hostile to religion. "The majority of Maclaurin's treatise is contained in its first Book, which is called "The Elements of the Method of Fluxions, demonstrated after the Manner of the Ancient Geometricians" ... While Book I is largely, though not entirely, geometric, Book II has a different agenda. Its title is "On the Computations in the Method of Fluxions" [my italics]. Maclaurin began Book II by championing the power of symbolic notation in mathematics [pp. 5756]. He explained, as I.eibniz before him and Lagrange after him would agree, that the usefulness of symbolic notation arises from its generality. So, Maclaurin continued, it is important to demonstrate the rules of fluxions once again this time from a more algebraic point of view. Maclaurin's appreciation of the algorithmic power of algebraic and calculus notation expresses a common eighteenthcentury theme, one developed further by Euler and Lagrange in their pursuit of pure analysis detached from any kind of geometric intuition. To be sure, Maclaurin, unlikc Euler and Lagrange, did not wish to detach the calculus from geometry. Nonetheless, Maclaurin's second Book in fact, as well as in rhetoric, has an algorithmic character, and most of its results may be read independently of their geometric underpinnings, even if Maclaurin did not so intend. (In his Preface to Book I, he even urged readers to look at Book II before the harder parts of Book I) [p. iii]. The Treatise of Fluxions, then, was not foreign to the Continental point of view, and may have been written in part with a Continental audience in mind ... "[Maclaurin] had a Continental acquaintance through travel and correspondence. Even before the Treatise of Fluxions, his reputation had been enhanced by his Académie prizes and by his books on geometry. He was thus a respected member of an international network of mathematicians with interests in a wide range of subjects, and the publication of the Treatise of Fluxions was eagerly anticipated on the Continent. "The Treatise of Fluxions of 1742 was Maclaurin's major work on analysis, incorporating and somewhat dwarfing what he had done earlier. It contains an exposition of the calculus, with old results explained and many new results introduced and proved. Maclaurin seems to have included almost everything he had done in analysis and its applications to Newtonian physics. In particular, the findings of his Paris prize paper on the tides were included and expanded ... "Let us turn now to some specific evidence for the Continental reputation of Maclaurin's major work. In I741, Euler wrote to Clairaut that, though he h«d not yet seen the Paris prize papers on the tides, "from Mr. Maclaurin I expect only excellent ideas." Euler added that he had heard from England (presumably from his correspondent James Stirling) that Maclaurin was bringing out a book on "differential calculus," and asked Clairaut to keep him posted about this. In turn, Clairaut asked Maclaurin later in 1741 about his plans for the book, which Clairaut wanted to sec before publishing his own work on the shape of the earth. Euler did get the Treatise of Fluxions and read enough of it quickly to praise it in a letter to Goldbach in 1743. Jean d'Alembert, in his Traité de Dynamique of 1743, praised the rigor brought to calculus by the Treatise of Fluxions. D'Alembert's most recent biographer, Thomas Hankins, argues that Maclaurin's Treatise, appearing at this time, helped persuade D'Alembert that gravity could best be described as a continuous acceleration rather than a series of infinitesimal leaps. D'Alembert's general approach to the foundations of the calculus in terms of limits clearly was influenced by Newton's and Maclaurin's championing of limits over infinitesimals, in particular by Maclaurin's clear description of limits in one of the parts of his Treatise of Fluxions that explicitly responds to Berkeley's objections (and which incidentally may be the first explicit description of the tangent as the limit of secant lines). Lagrange in his Analytical Mechanics said that Maclaurin, in the Treatise of Fluxions, was the first to treat Newton's laws of motion in the language of the calculus in a coordinate system fixed in space ... "Two methods were central to the study of realvariable calculus in the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries. One of these was studying realvalued functions by means of powerseries representations. This tradition is normally thought first to flower with Euler; it is then most closely associated with Lagrange, and, later for complex variables, with Weierstrass. The second such method is that of basing the foundations of the calculus on the algebra of inequalities what we now call deltaepsilon proof techniques  and using algebraic inequalities to prove the major results of the calculus; this tradition is most closely associated with the work of Cauchy in the 1820s. I have traced these traditions back to Lagrange and Euler in my work on the origins of Cauchy's calculus. It is surprising, at least if one accepts the standard picture of the history of the calculus, that both of these methods  studying functions by power series, and basing foundations on inequalities  were materially advanced by Maclaurin in the Treatise of Fluxions ... Inequalitybased arguments in the calculus as used by Lagrange and Cauchy owe a lot to the eighteenthcentury study of algebraic approximations, and it once seemed to me that this was their origin. But the algebra of inequalities as used in Continental analysis, especially in d'Alembert's pioneering treatment of the tangent as the limit of secants in the article "Différentiel" in the Encyclopädie, must owe something also to Maclaurin's translation of Archimedean geometry into algebraic dress to justify results in calculus. Throughout the eighteenth century, practitioners of the limit tradition on the Continent use inequalities; a clear line of influence connects Maclaurin's admirer d'Alembert, Simon L'Huilier (who was a foreign member of the Royal Society), the textbook treatment of limits by Lacroix, and, finally, Cauchy. "Now let us turn to some of Maclaurin's work on series. There is, of course, the Maclaurin series, that is, the Taylor series expanded around zero. This result Maclaurin himself credited to Taylor, and it was known earlier to Newton and [James] Gregory. It was called the Maclaurin series by John F. W. Herschel, Charles Babbage, and George Peacock in 1816 and by Cauchy in 1823. Since it was obvious that Maclaurin had not invented it, the attribution shows appreciation by these later mathematicians for the way Maclaurin used the series to study functions. A key application is Maclaurin's characterization of maxima, minima, and points of inflection of an infinitely differentiable function by means of its successive derivatives. When the first derivative at a point is zero, there is a maximum if the second derivative is negative there, a minimum if it is positive. If the second derivative is also zero, one looks at higher derivatives to tell whether the point is a maximum, minimum, or point of inflection. These results can be proved by looking at the Taylor series of the function near the point in question, and arguing on the basis of the inequalities expressed in the definition of maximum and minimum ... his technique is explicitly worked out in Maclaurin's Treatise of Fluxions. Indeed, it appears twice: once in geometric dress in Book I, Chapter IX, and then more algebraically in Book II [pp. 6946] ... Lagrange, in unpublished lectures on the calculus from Turin in the 1750s, after giving a very elementary treatment of maxima and minima, referred to volume II of Maclaurin's Treatise of Fluxions as the chief source for more information on the subject ... "We now turn to work in applied mathematics that constitutes one of Maclaurin's great claims to fame: the gravitational attraction of ellipsoids and the related problem of the shape of the earth. Maclaurin is still often regarded as the creator of the subject of attraction of ellipsoids. In the eighteenth century, the topic attracted serious work from d'Alembert, Clairaut, Euler, Laplace, Lagrange, Legendre, Poisson, and Gauss. In the twentieth century, Subramanyan Chandrasekhar (later Nobel laureate in physics) devoted an entire chapter of his classic Ellipsoidal Figures of Equilibrium to the study of Maclaurin spheroids (figures that arise when homogeneous bodies rotate with uniform angular velocity), the conditions of stability of these spheroids and their harmonic modes of oscillation, and their status as limiting cases of more general figures of equilibrium. Such spheroids are part of the modern study of classical dynamics in the work of scientists like Chandrasekhar, Laurence Rossner, Carl Rosenkilde, and Norman Lebovitz. Already in 1740 Maclaurin had given a "rigorously exact, geometrical theory" of homogeneous ellipsoids subject to inversesquare gravitational forces, and had shown that an oblate spheroid is a possible figure of equilibrium under Newtonian mutual gravitation, a result with obvious relevance for the shape of the earth. "Of particular importance was Maclaurin's decisive influence on Clairaut. Maclaurin and Clairaut corresponded extensively, and Clairaut's seminal 1743 book La Figure de la Terre frequently, explicitly, and substantively cites his debts to Maclaurin's work. A key result, that the attractions of two confocal ellipsoids at a point external to both are proportional to their masses and are in the same direction, was attributed to Maclaurin by d'Alemhert, an attribution repeated by Laplace, Lagrange, and Legendre, then by Gauss ... Lagrange began his own memoir on the attraction of ellipsoids by praising Maclaurin's treatment in the prize paper of 1740 as a masterwork of geometry, comparing the beauty and ingenuity of Maclaurin's work with that of Archimedes ... Maclaurin's work on the attraction of ellipsoids shows how his geometric insights fruitfully influenced a subject that later became an analytic one. "The EulerMaclaurin formula expresses the value of definite integrals by means of infinite series whose coefficients involve what are now called the Bernoulli numbers. The formula shows how to use integrals to find the partial sums of series ... James Stirling in 1738, congratulating Euler on his publication of that formula, told Euler that Maclaurin had already made it public in the first part of the Treatise of Fluxions, which was printed and circulating in Great Britain in 1737. (On this early publication, see also pp. iii, 691n) ... Euler and Maclaurin derived the EulerMaclaurin formula in essentially the same way, from a similar geometric diagram and then by integrating various Taylor series and performing appropriate substitutions to find the coefficients. Maclaurin's approach is no more Archimedean or geometric than Euler's; they are similar and independent [pp. 28993 & 6725]. In subsequent work, Euler went on to extend and apply the formula further to many other series, especially in his Introductio in analysin infinitorum of 1748 and Institutiones calculi differentialis of 1755. But Maclaurin, like Euler, had applied the formula to solve many problems. [pp. 67693]. For instance, Maclaurin used it to sum powers of arithmetic progressions and to derive Stirling's formula for factorials. He also derived what is now called the NewtonCotes numerical integration formula, and obtained what is now called Simpson's rule as a special case. It is possible that his work helped stimulate Euler's later, fuller investigations of these important ideas ... Jacobi, who called the result simply the Maclaurin summation formula, cited it directly from the Treatise of Fluxions. Later, Karl Pearson used the formula as an important tool in his statistical work, especially in analyzing frequency curves. The EulerMaclaurin formula, then, is an important result in the mainstream of mathematics, with many applications, for which Maclaurin, both in the eighteenth century and later on, has rightly shared the credit. "Some integrals (Maclaurin used the Newtonian term "fluents") are algebraic functions, Maclaurin observed. Others are not, but some of these can be reduced to finding circular arcs, others to finding logarithms. By analogy, Maclaurin suggested, perhaps a large class of integrals could be studied by being reduced to finding the length of an elliptical or hyperbolic arc [p. 652]. By means of clever geometric transformations, Maclaurin was able to reduce the integral that represented the length of a hyperbolic arc to a 'nice' form. Then, by algebraic manipulation, he could reduce some previously intractable integrals to that same form. His work was translated into analysis by d'Alembert and then generalized by Euler. In 1764, Euler found a much more elegant, general, and analytic version of this approach, and worked out many more examples, but cited the work of Maclaurin and D'Alembert as the source of his investigation. A.M. Legendre, the key figure in the eighteenthcentury history of elliptic integrals, credited Euler with seeing that, by the aid of a good notation, arcs of ellipses and other transcendental curves could be as generally used in integration as circular and logarithmic arcs ... Thus, although his successors accomplished more, Maclaurin helped initiate a very important investigation and was the first to appreciate its generality. Maclaurin's geometric insight, applied to a problem in analysis, again brought him to a discovery ... "The Treatise of Fluxions was not really intended as a reply to Berkeley. Maclaurin could have refuted Berkeley with a pamphlet. It was not a student handbook either; this work is far from elementary. Nor was it merely written to glory in Greek geometry. Maclaurin wrote several works on geometry per se. But he was no antiquarian. Instead, the Treatise of Fluxions was the major outlet for Maclaurin's solution of significant research problems in the field we now call analysis. Geometry, as the examples I gave illustrate, was for Maclaurin a source of motivation, of insight, and of problemsolving power, as well as being his model of rigor. "For Maclaurin, rigor was not an end in itself, or a goal pursued for purely philosophical reasons. It was motivated by his research goals in analysis. For instance, Maclaurin developed his theory of maxima, minima, points of inflection, convexity and concavity, orders of contact, etc., because he wanted to study curves of all types, including those that cross over themselves, loop around and are tangent to themselves, and so on. He needed a sophisticated theory to characterize the special points of such curves. Again, in problems as different as studying the attraction of ellipsoids and evaluating integrals approximately, he needed to use infinite series and know how close he was to their sum. Thus, rigor, to Maclaurin, was not merely a tool to defend Newton's calculus against Berkeley  though it was that  nor just a response to the needs of a professor to present his students a finished subject  though it may have been that as well. In many examples, Maclaurin's rigor serves the needs of his research. "Moreover, the Treatise of Fluxions contains a wealth of applications of fluxions, from standard physical problems such as curves of quickest descent to mathematical problems like the summation of power series  in the context of which, incidentally. Maclaurin gave what may be the earliest clear definition of the sum of an infinite series: "There are progressions of fractions which may be continued at pleasure, and yet the sum of the terms be always less than a certain finite number. If the difference betwixt their sum and this number decrease in such a manner, that by continuing the progression it may become less than any fraction how small soever that can be assigned, this number is the limit of the sum of the progression, and is what is understood by the value of the progression when it is supposed to be continued indefinitely [p. 289]." Thus, though eighteenthcentury Continental mathematicians did not care passionately about foundations, they could still appreciate the Treatise of Fluxions because they could mine it for results and techniques" (Grabiner). A child prodigy, Colin Maclaurin (16981746) entered the University of Glasgow aged 11. At the age of 19 he was elected a professor of mathematics at Marischal College, Aberdeen, and two years later he became a fellow of the Royal Society of London, and there became acquainted with Newton. On the recommendation of Newton, he was made a professor of mathematics at the University of Edinburgh in 1725. In 1740 he shared, with Leonhard Euler and Daniel Bernoulli, the prize offered by the French Academy of Sciences for an essay on tides. Norman 1408; Honeyman 2084. J.V. Grabiner, Was Newton's calculus a dead end? The continental influence of Maclaurin's treatise of fluxions, American Mathematical Monthly 104 (1997), 393410. 4to (228 x 178 mm), pp [6], [i] iivi, 1412 and 25 engraved folding plates; [2], 413763 [1:errata] and 16 engraved plates (complete). Bound in two fine English polished calf with red and green gilt spine labels, five raised bands. Upper joints with small cracks, corners with light wear. A very fine and unrestored copy. [Bookseller: SOPHIA RARE BOOKS] 36. Check availability: Direct From Seller
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A Guide to Justices; Or Modern English Precedents, For the Direction. 1742  A Scarce EighteenthCentury English JP Manual Higgs, Joseph. A Guide to Justices; Or Modern English Precedents, For the Direction of Justices of Peace and Their Clerks, In Making Out Warrants, Mittimus's, Recognizances, Supersedeas's, Affidavits, Informations, Inquisitions, Summons, Precepts, Certificates for the Poor, And Warrants for their Removal, Bonds, &c. Not Being in Any Book Extant: Also Necessary for All DeputyLieutenants, Commissioners of Sewers, &c. To Assist Them in the Execution of Their Several Offices. Approv'd and Published at the Request of His Majesty's Justices of the Peace for the County of Gloucester. Corrected, With Large Additions. By Joseph Higgs, Gent. Who has been Clerk to the Commission of the Peace, from the Reign of King Charles the Second to the Present Time. [London]: Printed by Henry Lintot, 1742. [vi], 347, [19] pp. 12mo. (61/2" x 33/4"). Contemporary calf, blind rules to boards, blind fillets along joints, raised bands to spine, front board discreetly reattached at an early date. Light rubbing to boards, moderate rubbing to extremities, chipping to spine ends, joints partially cracked, front hinge cracked. Light toning to text, occasional faint dampstining to margins, some edgewear to endleaves, which have early annotations and owner signatures. A nice copy of a scarce title. * Second edition. First published in 1734, Higgs's alphabeticallyarranged guide reflects his long tenure as clerk of the peace in Gloucester. The text emphasizes excise, game, poor and tithes. All editions of this work are scarce. OCLC locates 6 copies in North American law libraries (Baylor, Columbia, Georgetown, Harvard, University of Georgia, University of Minnesota). English ShortTitle Catalogue T109780. [Attributes: Hard Cover] [Bookseller: The Lawbook Exchange, Ltd., ABAA ILAB] 37. Check availability: ZVAB
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Hidalguia de Gabriel de Rojas y Loyola, del Consejo de Su Magestad en el Supremo de Castilla. 1742  Traslado de la Información de testigos e instrumentos hecha en las Villas de San Martín de Valdeiglesias y Baldeverdexa en que se justifica ser hijosdalgo notorios de sangre al Sr. D. Gabriel de Rojas y Loyola del Consejo de S.M. Libro en pergamino. Escudo miniado en vitela. 165 páginas [Attributes: Hard Cover] [Bookseller: Librería Anticuaria García Prieto] 38. Check availability: IberLibro
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DANUBE: THÉÂTRE DE LA GUERRE EN ALLEMAGNE 1742, CERCLE DE SOUABE. ; LE CERCLE DE BAVIÈRE. ; ARCHIDUCHÉ D'AUTRICHE, PARTIE DU ROYAUME DE BOHÊME, COURS DU DANUBE, DEPUIS LINTZ JUSQU'À PRESBOURG Paris: Crepy . 1742  Copper engraving originally coloured in outline, printed from three plates and originally set together by the publisher (Slightly agetoned and stained, small tears in margins, otherwise in a good condition) 69 x 149 cm (27.1 x 58.7. inches). A rare large map shows the course of the Danube between BadenWürtemberg in Germany, Bavaria, Austria, to Budapest in Hungary. The separately published map was set together originally by the publisher Crépy. We could only trace two other examples of this map (both in Bibliothéque Nationale, Paris, OCLC 881053775 & 921580173). [Bookseller: Antiquariat Dasa Pahor] 39. Check availability: ZVAB
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Kitab Lisan elAcem el Müsemma biFerhengi suuri Constantinople, Ibrahim Muteferrika 1155 A.H 1742  2 volumes. Folio. Turkish Incunabula. Floral headpiece decorated with gold at beginning of text on first leaf of both volumes. First Edition of Hassan Suuri’s Persian Turkish Dictionary, titled Naval alFuzala va Lisan alAjam or Ferhengi Suuri. The last and 17th book printed by Ibrahim Mutferrika at his press, interestingly also a dictionary like the first book he printed. Rare, only 500 copies printed. We could not find any copies listed for sale at any international auctions. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover] [Bookseller: EQTNA (Rare Books & Manuscripts)] 40. Check availability: IberLibro
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Globi Coelestis in tabulas Planas Redacti Pars I Norimberga 1742  Globo celeste proiettato sul piano, Parte I. Rappresenta le stelle fisse alla fine dell’Anno Domini 1730 secondo le regole dell’aritmetica e della geometria. Vista interna dell’emisfero Nord incentrata sul polo equatoriale settentrionale in una proiezione gnomica e in una declinazione di 45° Nord. Rappresenta anche il percorso delle comete C/1590 E1 (studiata da Tycho Brahe), C/1618 W1 (Johannes Kepler), C/1652 Y1 (Johannes Hevelius), 1P/1682 Q1 [Halley’s Comet] (Johannes Hevelius), C/1683 O1 (Johannes Hevelius) e C/1699 D1 (Giovanni Domenico Cassini). La cometa del 1692, osservata da Philippe de la Hire, sembra non essere menzionata nelle moderne cometografie. Incisa tra il 1716 e il 1724. Tratta dal Atlas Coelestis edito da Johanne Baptispe Homann in Norimberga. Incisione in rame, coloritura coeva, in ottime condizioni. Celestial globe projected on the plane, Part I. Represents the fixed stars at the end of 1730 seconds Domains rules of arithmetic and geometry. Inside view of the northern hemisphere centered on the equatorial north pole in a gnomic projection and a declination of 45 degrees North. It also represents the path of comet C/1590 E1 (developed by Tycho Brahe), C/1618 W1 (Johannes Kepler), C/1652 Y1 (Johannes Hevelius), 1P/1682 Q1 [Halley's Comet] (Johannes Hevelius), C / 1683 O1 (Johannes Hevelius) and C/1699 D1 (Giovanni Domenico Cassini). The comet of 1692, observed by Philippe de la Hire, seems not to be mentioned in modern cometografie. Engraved between 1716 and 1724. From "Atlas Coelestis" published 1742 by J. B. Homann in Nuremberg. Dimensioni 580 500mm [Bookseller: Libreria Antiquarius] 41. Check availability: IberLibro
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The natural method of cureing the diseases of the body, and the disorders of the mind London: G. Strahan, 1742. Cheyne, George (16711743). The natural method of cureing the diseases of the body, and the disorders of the mind depending on the body. 8vo. [20], 316pp. London: Geo. Strahan [etc.], 1742. 202 x 127 mm. Giltruled calf ca. 1742, rebacked, light wear at hinges. Some ink spots on a few preliminary leaves, one leaf (pp. 2526) coming loose, but very good otherwise. First Edition. Cheyne's last work, in which he "boiled down the pity of healthy living into a few basic practical principles: (1) Proper evacuations, (2) Attenuating and deobstruent medicines, (3) Astringents and strengtheners of the solids, and (4) Proper and specific diet, with air and exercise" (Porter, "Introduction," in George Cheyne: The English Malady (1733), ed. Porter). The author, then in his seventies, attributed his continuing good health to a strictly vegetarian diet and moderation of the "sensual appetites." [Bookseller: Jeremy Norman's Historyofscience.com] 42. Check availability: Biblio
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The Charter Granted by Their Majesties [With] Acts and Laws, 1742. 1742  Appealing Copy of the 1742 Acts and Laws of Massachusetts [Massachusetts]. The Charter Granted by Their Majesties King William and Queen Mary, to the Inhabitants of the Province of the MassachusettsBay in NewEngland. Boston: Printed and Sold by Samuel Kneeland and Timothy Green, 1742. 14 pp. [Bound with] The Table [to the Acts] [Boston: Printed and Sold by Samuel Kneeland and Timothy Green, 1742] 28 pp. [And] Acts and Laws of His Majesty's Province of the MassachusettsBay in New England. Boston: Printed and Sold by Samuel Kneeland and Timothy Green, 1742. [ii], 333; [334]340 pp. Pages after p. 333 contains two acts from 1743: "An Act for Fixing the Times for Holding the Superior Courts of Judicature [and Other Courts," "An Act in Addition to the Several Acts for Regulating Fences" and "An Act in Addition to an [Act].to Ascertain the Value of Money and of Bills of Publick Credit of this Province." 38 blank leaves bound to rear of text. Folio (111/2" x 71/2"). Contemporary sheep, blind rules to boards, blind fillets to joints, raised bands, unlettered spine. Some rubbing to boards and extremities, a few shallow scuffs to rear board, rear joint just starting at foot, corners bumped and somewhat worn, hinges cracked, front free endpaper partially detached (but secure), rear free endpaper lacking. Moderate toning to text, somewhat heavier in places, light foxing, faint stains to foreedges of Charter, some staining and edgewear to blank leaves at rear of text. In all a very good, fresh copy in the original state. * This legislative compilation from 1692 to 1743 provides unparalleled insights into the colony's attitude towards Indians, "Free Negroes," piracy, buggery, bestiality, incest, "Jesuits and Popish priests," the killing of bastard children by their mothers, "misspending money in taverns," "keeping the Lord's day," adultery, polygamy and many other social and political topics. Although they are separate works, the Charter and Laws are almost always bound together. And like other copies, this one has additional acts published after 1742. These were issued with continuous pagination with the expectation that they would be bound with the original work. Babbitt, HandList of Legislative Sessions and Session Laws 193. Benedict, [Attributes: Hard Cover] [Bookseller: The Lawbook Exchange, Ltd., ABAA ILAB] 43. Check availability: IberLibro
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Zeh Sefer Aderet Eliyahu 1742. RICCHI, Immanuel Ben Abraham Chai. Zeh Sefer Aderet Eliyahu. Livorno, Italy: Abraham Raphael Meldola, 1742. Two volumes in one. Small quarto, modern burgundy buckram. $1700.First edition of Ricchi's collection of explanations of difficult passages in the Talmud, responsa, homilies on various verses in the Bible, and riddles, with illustrations.Ricchi (16881743) was an Italian rabbi, kabbalist, and poet. Livorno (Leghorn) was a center of Hebrew printing in the 18th century; Abraham b. Raphael Meldola, followed by his son Raphael, both with various partners, were particularly active as Hebrew printers there from 174057. This particular work is finely printed in two columns with elaborate woodcut head and tailpieces and numerous woodcut and typographical intext illustrations. Vinograd, Leghorn 31. Zedner 656. Cowley 253. Only occasional worming. Two leaves torn at bottom with some loss. Text clean and bright. A nearfine copy. [Bookseller: Bauman Rare Books] 44. Check availability: Biblio
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