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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 Massachusetts-Bay in New-England. 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 Massachusetts-Bay 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 (11-1/2" x 7-1/2"). 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 fore-edges 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, Hand-List of Legislative Sessions and Session Laws 193. Benedict, [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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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 (1688-1743) 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 1740-57. This particular work is finely printed in two columns with elaborate woodcut head- and tailpieces and numerous woodcut and typographical in-text illustrations. Vinograd, Leghorn 31. Zedner 656. Cowley 253. Only occasional worming. Two leaves torn at bottom with some loss. Text clean and bright. A near-fine copy.

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        ORDENANZAS DE LA REAL AUDIENCIA DE EL PRINCIPADO DE CATHALUÑA MANDADAS IMPRIMIR POR SU MAGESTAD. CATALUÑA

      - 1742 Joseph Texidò, BCA Advertencia de Joseph Escofet y Matas. Francisco Prats y Matas. 144 pp. 28x20 cm. Enc. pergamino de época Con alguna mancha exterior. interior buen papel. Para ver o recibir fotografías de los libros puede ir a nuestra web.

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        The Case Between Mr Cant and Mr Porter, Truly and Impartially...

      1742. A Vivid Legal Squabble Between a Debtor and a Creditor Porter, John (Mercer). The Case Between Mr. Cant and Mr. Porter, Truly and Impartially Stated: Consisting I. Of a Relation of Facts, or Things, As They Happen'd. II. Some Considerations to Prove or Confirm Such Facts. III. An Answer to Certain Reports Rais'd to the Author's Disadvantage. IV. An Address to his Creditors. London: Printed, and Sold by J. Huggonson, 1742. viii, 72 pp. Octavo (8-3/4" x 5-1/4"). Stab-stitched pamphlet bound into recent three-quarter speckled calf over marbled boards, lettering piece and gilt-edged raised bands to spine, untrimmed edges. Small bump to top-edge of front board, moderate toning to text, light soiling and "3" in small early hand to title page. A handsome copy of a rare title. $1,500. * Only edition. An unusual bankruptcy account told by the bankrupt himself who, having fled to France and then returned, remains a fugitive in England, moving from place to place, as he seeks to tell his side of the story and buy himself some time. It is hard to tell whether Porter is simply inept or a charlatan. Since he says he is an attorney, one is inclined to view him as the latter, despite his persuasive account of steps that led to his indebtedness to Mr. Cant, an attorney. Porter's account discloses more than one forged document, intentional misrepresentation, a duped lender, suggestions of an aborted romance between Cant and Porter's sister-in-law and clear evidence of greed on the part of almost everyone. OCLC locates 4 copies (British Library, British Library Reference Collections, NY Public Library, National Library of Scotland), ESTC locates 2 (British Library, NY Public Library). English Short-Title Catalogue T76180.

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        Traité des petrifications

      Briasson, Paris 1742 - With half-tile to second part, approbation and errata. With engraved chapter vignettes and 60 folding plates. Contemporary tree calf, elaborate gilt-decorated spine (slightly chipped at head and foot); endpapers printed in purple floral pattern, occasional browning in text and on edges of plates, heavier on preliminaries. Contemporary signature of Dav. Christoph. Schobingen M.D. on flyleaf, and bookplate on front paste-down, contemporary annotations to the errata leaf, possibly for a later edition. From the Furstenberg library at Donaueschingen. First edition. This indispensable manual of paleontology was the earliest of its kind to be published in French. It consists of two parts; the first is a compilation of letters relating to Bourguet's previous work, Lettres philosophiques, wherein he compares the processes of the mineral world, such as crystallization, to processes of the living world. The second part contains an atlas of sixty exquisite plates of fossils, including those unearthed by the author mostly from Switzerland or taken from the works of Lang and Scheuchzer. The illustrations are accompanied by concise explanatory text, a comprehensive bibliography of paleontology, and a list of international areas where fossils have been found.Bourguet (1678-1742), affectionately referred to among his friends as the Pliny of Neuchâtel, traveled extensively, constantly adding to his store of knowledge and collection of specimens and fossils. He sought to arrange all mineral and organic species in a single line, from the simplest to the most complex, illustrating the concept of the Great Chain of Being. He had many correspondents, including Leibniz, and played an important role in the diffusion of ideas at the time. [Attributes: First Edition]

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        Anfangsgründe der Wundarzneykunst. (7 Bde., compl.).

      8, ca. 3000 S., 40 von 44 meist gefalzten Kupferstichen, HLdr. der Zeit mit Goldprägung, Im Bd. 2 (von den Kopfwunden) fehlen die vier Kupfertafeln Bd. 5. Wurmgänge über 25 Bl. (minimaler Buchstabenverlust), einge Seiten mit leichten Bleistiftanstreichungen, einige Seiten wasserrändig, wenig stockfleckig, insgesamt gutes Exemplar. August Gottlieb Richter (1742 - 1812), einer wichtigsten deutschen Chirurgen. Richter begann 1760 in Göttingen ein Medizinstudium. Akademischer Lehrer war sein Onkel Georg Gottlob Richter, der dort seinerzeit den Lehrstuhl für Medizin innehatte. Nach seiner Promotion 1764 begab er sich auf eine zweijährige Studienreise, die ihn an wichtige Studienorte der Medizin wie Paris, London, Oxford, Leiden, Amsterdam und Groningen führte. Dort machte er Bekanntschaft mit berühmten Ärzten wie Jean Louis Petit (1674?-1750) und Percivall Pott. Nach Rückkehr wurde Richter in Göttingen eine außerordentliche Professur angetragen, 1771 erhielt er eine ordentliche Professur. Seine Arbeitsgebiete waren medizinische und operative Chirurgie, sowie Augenheilkunde. Richter verlieh der damals eher handwerklich orientierten Ausbildung der Wundärzte, eine wissenschaftliche Grundlage. Ein wichtiger Beitrag hierzu waren seine zahlreichen Veröffentlichungen, unter denen die siebenbändige Anfangsgründe der Wundarzneykunst, (1782 - 1804), die zweibändige Abhandlung von den Brüchen (1777 - 1779) und die Abhandlung von der Ausziehung des grauen Stars (1773) herausragende Bedeutung besitzen. Richter gab auch eines der frühesten Referateblätter, eine Zeitschrift für ein medizinisches Spezialgebiet, heraus. Die von 1771 bis 1797 in Göttingen und Gotha erschienene "Chirurgische Bibliothek" gab vor allem deutschen Chirurgen einen Überblick über die während eines Jahres erschienene, auch ausländische, Fachliteratur ihres Faches. Als Empiriker und Mann der Praxis reduzierte der das reichhaltige Instrumentarium der Chirurgen auf wesentliche Instrumente, denen er mit der knieförmig gebogenen Schere aber auch ein weiteres hinzufügte.1780 eröffnete er in Göttingen eine chirurgische Klinik mit 15 Betten und wurde im gleichen Jahr Leibarzt des hannoverschen Königs. Richter war neben dem Würzburger Professor Carl Caspar von Siebold der führende Chirurg seiner Zeit.

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        Traité des petrifications

      Paris: Briasson, 1742. FIRST EDITION. With half-tile to second part, approbation and errata. With engraved chapter vignettes and 60 folding plates. Contemporary tree calf, elaborate gilt-decorated spine (slightly chipped at head and foot); endpapers printed in purple floral pattern, occasional browning in text and on edges of plates, heavier on preliminaries. Contemporary signature of Dav. Christoph. Schobingen M.D. on flyleaf, and bookplate on front paste-down, contemporary annotations to the errata leaf, possibly for a later edition. From the Furstenberg library at Donaueschingen. First edition. This indispensable manual of paleontology was the earliest of its kind to be published in French. It consists of two parts; the first is a compilation of letters relating to Bourguet's previous work, Lettres philosophiques, wherein he compares the processes of the mineral world, such as crystallization, to processes of the living world. The second part contains an atlas of sixty exquisite plates of fossils, including those unearthed by the author mostly from Switzerland or taken from the works of Lang and Scheuchzer. The illustrations are accompanied by concise explanatory text, a comprehensive bibliography of paleontology, and a list of international areas where fossils have been found. Bourguet (1678-1742), affectionately referred to among his friends as the Pliny of Neuchâtel, traveled extensively, constantly adding to his store of knowledge and collection of specimens and fossils. He sought to arrange all mineral and organic species in a single line, from the simplest to the most complex, illustrating the concept of the Great Chain of Being. He had many correspondents, including Leibniz, and played an important role in the diffusion of ideas at the time.

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        Hemelkaart sterrenbeelden - Homann, Doppelmayr, 1742/48.

      HEMELKAART MET STERRENBEELDEN EN STERRENWACHTEN?Hemisphaerium Coeli Australe?, kopergravure vervaardigd door Johann Baptist Homann naar het werk van Johann Gabriel Doppelmayr, afkomstig uit de Atlas Coelestis in quo Mundus Spectabilis uitgegeven te Neurenberg 1742 of 1748. Later met de hand gekleurd. Afm. 49,1 x 57,2 cm.Hemelkaart van het zuidelijk halfrond. De sterrenbeelden ? waaronder het Zuiderkruis en Orion - zijn afgebeeld volgens Johannes Hevelius, maar we zien ook exotischere sterrenbeelden zoals Pauw, Toekan en een prachtige eenhoorn met de naam Monoceros. De tabellen links en rechts geven een beschrijving van de sterrenbeelden. De randen van de kaart tonen de vier belangrijkste Europese sterrenwachten in Greenwich, Kopenhagen, Kassel en Berlijn. De stand van de sterren op de kaart is correct voor het jaar 1730.Doppelmayr (1677-1750) was professor in de wiskunde in Neurenberg en schreef over astronomie, geografie, cartografie, trigonometrie, zonnewijzers en wiskundige instrumenten. Homann (1664-1724), een voormalige Dominicaner monnik, was de belangrijkste en meest productieve Duitse cartograaf/uitgever van de 18de eeuw en vervaardigde kaarten en globes die opvielen zowel door hun geografische nauwkeurigheid als bijzondere esthetiek.Prijs: ?2.250,- (incl. lijst).

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        Charter Granted by Their Majesties

      1742. First Edition . (MASSACHUSETTS ACTS AND LAWS). The Charter Granted by Their Majesties King William and Queen Mary to the Inhabitants of the Province of the Massachusetts-Bay in New-England. WITH: Acts and Laws of His MajestyÂ’s Province of the Massachusetts-Bay in New-England. Boston: Samuel Kneeland and Timothy Green, 1742. Folio, modern full dark red calf, raised bands. $4800.Scarce colonial printing of the charter and laws within the Massachusetts Bay province, one of the earliest and subsequently most rebellious of British colonies. Handsomely bound.“Considerable mystery surrounds the grant of the charter to the Massachusetts Bay Company in 1629. The enemies of the colony later insisted that it was gotten surreptitiously, and there are some grounds for suspecting that bribery was involved. In any eventÂ… its charter was that of a trading company much like that given to the Virginia Company in 1612Â… Despite legislation and the multiplication of administrative agencies and offices, the colonies were never brought under effective control for any length of time. After 1660, Massachusetts provided a center of resistanceÂ… Other colonies likewise opposed efforts at control, but none in this period were so strenuous as MassachusettsÂ… [and] the Massachusetts Bay charter of 1629 was vacated in 1684. The Dominion of New England wiped out the legislatures of the New England colonies and substituted for them a royal governor and council who were given the power to rule without consulting the inhabitantsÂ… When Massachusetts got a new charter in 1691, the colonyÂ’s independence was limited by the addition of a royal governor and royal officialsÂ… While, in the strictest sense, no government could exist in the colonies without a grant from the Crown, there did exist in the colonies from the start a concept and a practice which assumed that there was a more basic foundation of society and government than that offered by grants from higher authorityÂ… As the colonies grew, there was ever more evidence of growing self-consciousness and of an insistence that the colonies had ‘rightsÂ’ Â… Implicit in these is the assumption that the ‘rightsÂ’ of Englishmen are inherent rights, not a gift from higher authority” (Jensen, 61-64, 234,184). In addition to representing AmericaÂ’s course toward independence, this is an early and scarce imprint with fascinating insights into colonial and British concerns, including relations with Indians, “Free Negroes,” laws on taxing and the regulation of militia, as well as those concerning prisons, trials, tradesmen, piracy, sexuality, “misspending money in taverns,” adultery, polygamy and many other topics. Copies of the Acts vary in collation, since after each legislative session additional laws were printed and paged continuously with the expectation that they would be bound with the original work. A complete copy can contain anywhere from 333 to more than 550 pages. Here, the final pages-335-337-“contain the last session of the General Court of 1742-43” (Tower 262). The Charter usually appears at the beginning of the 1742 printing, as in this copy; though the Charter and Laws are separate books, they are almost always bound together. Evans 5002; 5003. Tower 262. Sabin 45568; 45673. Babbitt, Hand-List of Legislative Sessions, 193-4. Benedict, Acts and Laws, 151-66. Faint owner signatures to final leaf.

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        Essai Philosophique Concernant L’Entendement Humain,. Par M. Locke. Traduit de l’Anglois par M. Coste. Quatrième Edition, revue, corrigée, & augmentée de quelques Additions importantes de l’Auteur qui n’ont paru qu’après sa mort. [Essay Concerning .]

      Chez Pierre Mortier, Amsterdam 1742 - Pp. xlii, 603, [19]. Engraved frontis portrait of Locke by E. Morellon la Cave after G. Kneller Eques. Title in red and black with engraved printer’s device, engraved headpiece, woodcut ornaments and initials. Contemporary mottled calf, spine gilt in compartments to a thistle motif between raised bands, marbled endpapers, red stained edges. Binding worn at extremities, corners exposed, upper and lower portions of front joint split (but cover holding firmly), new label. Outer margin of frontis portrait repaired, not affecting image, several scratched out signatures in margins of title, contents leaf bound-in slightly askew, with outer edges a little frayed, but otherwise a good clean copy, in a still-serviceable binding. The Fourth Edition of Coste’s celebrated French translation of Locke’s Essay Concerning Humane Understanding. Pierre Coste [1668-1747], a French Protestant cleric who took refuge in Holland around 1690, brought out a French translation of Locke’s Thoughts Concerning Education in 1695. The work sufficiently impressed the author that while Coste was visiting England in 1697 Locke invited him to translate his Essay. The translation of the Essay was done under Locke’s close supervision and was published in June 1700, with a commendatory note by the author. When Locke died in 1704, Coste wrote a eulogy of him which was published in Bayle’s République des Lettres in 1705 and later reprinted in the second edition of his translation of the Essay (1729), and is included in the present edition. Besides the works of Locke, Coste was also responsible for translating the writings of Lord Shaftesbury and Isaac Newton (Optics). He also produced a highly acclaimed edition of Montaigne’s Essays (1724), as well as some original literary works, including a life of Condé; but he is best remembered for his translations, which were instrumental in introducing English thought to the French philosophers of the eighteenth century. Yolton 96. Size: Quarto [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        ASTRONOMIE-PLANETENSYSTEM - HIMMELSKARTE 1742 HOMANN Titel: Motus In Coelo Spirales ; Quos Planetae inferiores Venus et Mercurius secundum Tychonicorum Hypothesin exhibent, pro exemplo ad annum Christi praecipue 1712 et 1713 Geometricè descripti a Ioh. Gabriele Doppelmaiero Mathem. Prof. Publ. opera Ioh. Baptistae Homanni ; Kupferstich

      Nürnberg Homann [Homännische Erben] [1742] Landkarte / map, original altkolorierter Kupferstich, 57x48 cm, Titel oben Johann Baptist Homann (1664-1724) ; Johann Gabriel Doppelmayr (1677-1750) Literatur: Bonacker: Kartemacher; Sandler: Johann Baptista Homann S. 59 Nr.: 46 Versand D: 9,00 EUR

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        Naaukeurige Beschryving der uitwendige Gotsdienst-Plichten, Kerk-Zeden en Gewoontens van alle Volkeren der Waereldt in en Historisch Verhaal, met eenige Naaukeurige Verhandelingen ontvouwen, door verscheiden Aanmerkigen opgeheldert en kunstige Tafereelen afgemaalt: Geteekent door Bernard Picard. In VI Deelen. Vit het Fransch in Nederduitsch overgezet door Abraham Moubach. [Bd. 3: (...) Godtsdienst-Pflichten, Tempel-Zeden en Gewoontens der afgodische Volkeren (...) Bd. 5: (...) Godsdienst-Plichten, Kerk-Zeden en Gewoontens (...) Bd. 6: (...) Kerk-Zeeden (...) Weerelt (...)] [6 Teile in 6 Bden. komplettes Ex. m. 224 gestochenen, tlw. gefalteten Taf.].

      2 (42 x 27 cm), Bd. 1: Schmutztitel, 1 gestochenes Titelbl., Titelbl. in Rot und Schwarz m. gest. Vignette, 1 Bl. Dedikation m. Kupfer, 10 Bl. Vorrede, 1 Bl. Subskribenten, 387 S. m. 1 Kupfer, einigen Vignetten u. 36 gestochenen Taf. (davon 5 gefaltet nummeriert von 1 - 37, Nr. 17 [ist zugleich 18] vierblattgross), 1 Bl. Inhaltsverz., 1 Bl. Bindeanweisung Bd. 2: Titelbl. in Rot und Schwarz m. gest. Vignette, 324 S. m. 1 Kupfer u. 26 gestochenen Taf. (davon 2 gefaltet nummeriert von 38 - 63), 2 Bl. Inhaltsverz. Bd. 3: Titelbl. in Rot und Schwarz m. gest. Vignette, 3 Bl. Vorrede, 187 S. m. 1 Kupfer, 2 Bl. Inhaltsverz., 229 S. m. 1 Kupfer, 3 Bl. Inhaltsverz. m. einigen Vignetten, 45 gestochene Taf. (davon 1 gefaltet nummeriert von 64 - 108) Bd. 4: Titelbl. in Rot und Schwarz m. gest. Vignette, 424 S. m. 1 Kupfer, einigen Vignetten u. 58 gestochenen Taf. (davon 7 gefaltet nummeriert von 109 - 166), 16 Bl. Inhaltsverz. Bd. 5: Titelbl. in Rot und Schwarz m. gest. Vignette, 3 Bl., 368 S. m. 1 Kupfer, einigen Vignetten u. 19 gestochenen Taf. (davon 5 gefaltet nun nicht mehr nummeriert), 16 Bl. Inhaltsverz. Bd. 6: Titelbl. in Rot und Schwarz m. gest. Vignette, 3 Bl., 340 S. m. 1 Kupfer, einigen Vignetten u. 14 gestochenen Taf. (davon 5 gefaltet nicht nummeriert), 1 Bl. Inhaltsverz., 317 S. m. 1 Kupfer, einigen Vignetten u. 26 gestochenen Taf. (davon 1 handkoloriert u. 7 gefaltet), 21 Bl. Inhaltsverz., Pgt. d. Zt. auf 8 echten Bünden, Deckelpräg., handschriftl. Rückentitel, In Bd. 1 1 Blattsprung (nach S. 154 folgt 157 f., dann S. 155 f.), in Bd. 2 1 Taf. lose Bd. 3: einige Rückenverluste Ecken tlw. bestossen, gesamthaft sauberes u. frisches Ex. Vgl. Brunet I, 1742 f., Hiler 708. Der Text niederl., die Legenden der Tafeln (gezeichnet u. gestochen von Bernard Picart) frz. die Tafeln folgen der frz. EA. 1723 ff. und zeigen religiöse Gebräuche u. Geräte, Begräbnisse, Hochzeiten, Ordenstrachten etc., u.a. bei der Armenen, Russen, Lutheraner etc., christlichen und nicht-christlichen Religionen der Text kompiliert von verschiedenen Autoren. - Bernard Picart (1673 - 1733), Graveur. Marchand d'estampes. Elève de son père Etienne et de Benoît Audran, puis en 1689 de Sébastien Leclerc. Premier séjour en Hollande en 1696, et retour en France en 1698. Quitte la France en 1710 pour la Suède, puis en 1711 pour la Hollande (BnF).

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        Philosophia Salomonis Oder: Geheimes Cabinet der Natur und Kunst des Weisen Königes Salomon eröffnet durch den sogenannten Grossen und Kleinen Bauer Wahren Besitzern des königlichen Steins.

      8 Bll., 207 S., mit 6 kl. Textabb. u. einem blattgroßen Holzschnitt ("Figvra Cabalistica", S.101), Titel in Rot u. Schwarz, Kl.-8, Neueres Leder mit goldgepr. Rückentext u. vier Bünden Ferguson I, 340 Bernus, Stöckinger/Telle: Die Alchemiebibliothek 196 Kopp II,231 Neu 1742 Brüning 4700: "Nachdruck der ersten Ausgabe von 1687 (...) unter dem Titel Apera Arca Arcani [Artificiosissimi] (...) Die insgesamt dreizehnte Ausgabe des sogenannten Kleinen Bauers. Enthält: 1) Eröffneter Kasten der allergrösten Geheimnuß der Natur. Erstlich der grosse Bauer (S. 1-58), 2) Lilivm Inter Spinas, der Kleine Bauer (S. 59-101), 3) Physica Naturalis Rotunda Visionis Chymicae Cabalisticae (S. 102-176), 4) Warnung, Instruction und Beweiß, gegen alle die, so das Aurum potabile ausserhalb des Proceß, und Praeparation Tinctur des Universals-Lapidis Philosophici, in wenig Zeit per se zu verfertigen, und zu bereiten sich selbsten und andere fälschlich & sinistre persuadiren und fürnehmen. Durch einen Sophiae Laboris Studiosum, den wahren Filiis Doctrinae zu gutem, breviter describirt und an Tag geben (S. 177-199), 5) Folgen 2. Respons von den F.R.C. zu etlichen ihren Clienten abgegeben (S. 200-207)." - Grasshoff (auch Grasseus, Grasse, Chortolassaeus oder Condesyanus, ca.1560-1623) war Syndikus in Stralsund u. später medizinischer Berater bei Ernst von Bayern (1554-1612), dem Erzbischof von Köln. "Er gehörte zu den gelesensten Schriftstellern dieser Zeit [...] am meisten gefiel sein deutsch geschriebener Kleiner Baur welcher zuerst in Strasburg, 1618 gedruckt ward [...] Der Hauptinhalt ist eine Fabel, welche das Geheimniß vom Stein der Weisen allegorisch andeuten soll." (Schmieder S.351) - Einband tlw. leicht berieben Deckel mit leichten Kratzspuren alter Vorsatz u. zweites Blatt gestempelt wenige Blatt mit kl. Fleckspuren, sonst ein gutes u. schönes Expl.

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        Lo stato Presente di tutti i Paesi del Mondo. volume XI, Delle sette provincie unite, Dei paesi Bassi, Degli Svizzeri, Grigioni, e loro alleati

      Venezia 1742 - Legatura coeva in piena pergamena, a cinque nervi con ricchi fregi oro e tasselli. Il volume tratta delle sette provincie unite dei Paesi Bassi, degli Svizzeri, Grigioni e loro alleati. Opera illustrata da numerosi incisioni: "Nuova Carta delle Provincie Unite", "Nuova Carta delle Contea di Olanda", "La città di Amsterdam Capitale della Olanda", "Il Palazzo pubblico della città di Amsterdam", "La Borsa di Amsterdam, dove si radunano i Mercanti", "prospetto della sala dell'Anatomia della città di Leyden", "Prospetto del Sinodo, e della maniera in cui si tiene dagli Ollandesi", "La Città di Middelburgo Capitale della Zelanda", "La Città di Groninga Capitale della Provincia", "La Città di Nimega nella Gheldria Olandese", "Divertimenti degli Ollandesi in tempo del giaccio", "Nuova Carta dei XIII cantoni degli Svizzeri insieme coi loro alleati e sudditi", "Varie sorte di Serpenti mostruosi, che furono ritrovati nelle Alpi degli Svizzeri", "Altre sorte di Serpenti mostruosi, che furon rirovati nelle Alpi delgi Svizzeri", "La Città di Zurigo negli Svizzeri", "La Città di Ginevra", "Varie figure di cristalli curiosi e mirabili né Monti degli Svizzeri". [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Uffizio della Beata Vergine Maria per tutti i tempi dell'anno. Coll'Ufficio dei morti, della Santissima Croce e dello Spirito Santo e con i sette salmi penitenziali

      Dalla Stamperia Pontificia Vaticana, 1742. In -8°, (21 x 13 cm), pp. (20), 356, LVI, frontespizio con incisione i rame raffigurante la Sacra Famiglia, tutto il testo è stampato in rosso e nero, 13 tavole a piena pagina incise in rame da Joseph Passarus typis Salvioni. Bella legatura barocca in pelle nocciola, dorso a sei nervi fregi in oro, piatti racchiusi da una cornice filettata in oro, al cui interno giaciono volute di nastri intrecciati, i cui campi sono riempiti da un reticolato cosparso di margherite o puntini, alle varie estremità decori a motivi geometrici e fogliame. Al centro dei piatti vi è un ellisse in marocchino rosso tale da formare un mosaico con fregi geometrici e tulipani, sottostante si intravede stemma araldico sormontato da una corona. Tagli dorati, bellissime carte di guardia groffate su fondo oro.

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        Bacco in Toscana. Colle annotazioni accresciute.

      Gessari, 1742. In 8°, p. perg., cc.nn. 5 + pp. 272. Testatina, finaline, capilettera. Lieve menda al d. Antichi forellini .

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        ASTRONOMIE-PLANETENSYSTEM - HIMMELSKARTE 1742 HOMANN Titel: Motus In Coelo Spirales ; Quos Planetae inferiores Venus et Mercurius secundum Tychonicorum Hypothesin exhibent, pro exemplo ad annum Christi praecipue 1712 et 1713 Geometricè descripti a Ioh. Gabriele Doppelmaiero Mathem. Prof. Publ. opera Ioh. Baptistae Homanni ; Kupferstich

      Homann [Homännische Erben] [1742], Nürnberg - Landkarte / map, original altkolorierter Kupferstich, 57x48 cm, Titel oben Johann Baptist Homann (1664-1724) ; Johann Gabriel Doppelmayr (1677-1750) Literatur: Bonacker: Kartemacher; Sandler: Johann Baptista Homann S. 59 Nr.: 46 de 500 Landkarte

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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 (1688-1747) 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.

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        Le parfait ingénieur françois, ou La fortification offensive et défensive

      Paris, Charles-Antoine Jombert, 1742. 1742, 1742, in-4, front, XIV, (2), 336, (4) pp, pl, veau marbré, dos à nerfs orné (rel. de l'ép.), Frontispice gravé par Gallimard d'après Cochin fils, 5 vignettes par Soubeyran d'après Sébastien Le Clerc, 50 planches par Dheulland et F. Baillieul l'aîné. L'abbé Deidier (1696-1746) était mathématicien et professeur d'artillerie à l'École Militaire de La Fère. Ex-libris manuscrit sur la page de titre du séminaire de Madrid, 1767. Bel exemplaire. Coupes et coins restaurés, dos très habilement refait

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        Stadtplan; darunter Gesamtansicht ('Des Heil. Röm. Reichs freye Handels- u. Hansee Stadt Hamburg. in einem accuarten Plan u. Prosp. entworfen u. edirt. v. Homaenn. Erben. - Plan de la Ville Imperiale d'Hamburg .').

      - kolorierter Kupferstich b. Homann Erben in Nürnberg, 1742, 49,5 x 56,5

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        Book of Common Prayer

      1742. BOOK OF COMMON PRAYER. The Book of Common Prayer, And Administration of the SacramentsÂ… London: Thomas Baskett and Robert Baskett, 1742. Folio (measuring 10 by 16 inches), contemporary full paneled black morocco gilt, elaborately gilt decorated spine, raised bands, marbled endpapers, all edges gilt. $4800.Impressive 1742 edition of the magisterial Book of Common Prayer, with engraved frontispiece view of St. PaulÂ’s Cathedral, elegantly bound in contemporary full paneled morocco-gilt.Born of Thomas CranmerÂ’s desire for liturgical texts upon which all of EuropeÂ’s Protestant, English-speaking churches could agree, the beautiful and dignified language of the Book of Common Prayer, first issued in 1549, has considerably influenced not only ecclesiastical practice, but has served “as a source of spiritual inspirationÂ… for most Englishmen second only to the Bible” (PMM 75). With engraved frontispiece depicting St. PaulÂ’s Cathedral, ornamental woodcut head- and tailpieces and historiated woodcut initials. Bound with a 1744 edition of Sternhold and HopkinsÂ’ metrical psalter. Griffiths 1742:1. Occasional light foxing; minor triangular loss to lower edge of first leaf, a blank. A few abrasions to distinguished contemporary morocco, gilt bright. A beautiful volume.

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        Maankaart - Homann, Doppelmayr, Hevelius, 1742/48.

      BELANGRIJKE MAANKAART?Tabula Selenographica?, kopergravure vervaardigd door Johann Baptist Homann naar het werk van Johann Gabriel Doppelmayr, afkomstig uit de Atlas Coelestis uitgegeven te Neurenberg 1742 of 1748. Later met de hand gekleurd. Afm. 48,5 x 58 cm.De linker maankaart wordt een beschouwd als een fundamentele kaart in de selenografie - de cartografie van de maan. Deze kaart verscheen voor het eerst in Johannes Hevelius' Selenographia uit 1647 dat de basis heeft gelegd voor veel cartografische studies van de maan. Hier wordt de maan afgebeeld zoals dat nooit vanaf de aarde zou kunnen, met alle zichtbare kenmerken op een zelfde schaal. Hevelius stelt hier ook dat het maanoppervlak moet worden weergegeven alsof het wordt belicht vanuit een enkele bron, in dit geval het ochtend licht.De kaart rechts is bedacht door de jezu?eten Giovanni Battista Riccioli en Francesco Grimaldi en verscheen voor het eerst in hun Almagestum Novum in 1651. Het was een belangrijke kaart vanwege z?n geheel nieuwe nomenclatuur die voor een groot deel tot op de dag van vandaag nog in gebruik is. Onder hun benamingen ook de Mare Tranquillitatis, bekend als de landingsplek van het eerste bemande ruimtetoestel, de Apollo 11.Links boven de voorstelling zien we putti?s in de weer met een telescoop, rechts zien we Selene de godin van de maan. Verschillende kleinere kaarten tonen de maan in haar maandelijkse cyclus.Prijs: 2.250,- (incl. lijst).

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        Hemelkaart sterrenbeelden - Homann, Doppelmayr, 1742/48.

      HEMELKAART MET STERRENBEELDEN EN STERRENWACHTEN?Hemisphaerium Coeli Australe?, kopergravure vervaardigd door Johann Baptist Homann naar het werk van Johann Gabriel Doppelmayr, afkomstig uit de Atlas Coelestis in quo Mundus Spectabilis uitgegeven te Neurenberg 1742 of 1748. Later met de hand gekleurd. Afm. 49,1 x 57,2 cm.Hemelkaart van het zuidelijk halfrond. De sterrenbeelden ? waaronder het Zuiderkruis en Orion - zijn afgebeeld volgens Johannes Hevelius, maar we zien ook exotischere sterrenbeelden zoals Pauw, Toekan en een prachtige eenhoorn met de naam Monoceros. De tabellen links en rechts geven een beschrijving van de sterrenbeelden. De randen van de kaart tonen de vier belangrijkste Europese sterrenwachten in Greenwich, Kopenhagen, Kassel en Berlijn. De stand van de sterren op de kaart is correct voor het jaar 1730.Doppelmayr (1677-1750) was professor in de wiskunde in Neurenberg en schreef over astronomie, geografie, cartografie, trigonometrie, zonnewijzers en wiskundige instrumenten. Homann (1664-1724), een voormalige Dominicaner monnik, was de belangrijkste en meest productieve Duitse cartograaf/uitgever van de 18de eeuw en vervaardigde kaarten en globes die opvielen zowel door hun geografische nauwkeurigheid als bijzondere esthetiek.Prijs: ?2.250,- (incl. lijst).

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        Maankaart - Homann, Doppelmayr, Hevelius, 1742/48.

      BELANGRIJKE MAANKAART?Tabula Selenographica?, kopergravure vervaardigd door Johann Baptist Homann naar het werk van Johann Gabriel Doppelmayr, afkomstig uit de Atlas Coelestis uitgegeven te Neurenberg 1742 of 1748. Later met de hand gekleurd. Afm. 48,5 x 58 cm.De linker maankaart wordt een beschouwd als een fundamentele kaart in de selenografie - de cartografie van de maan. Deze kaart verscheen voor het eerst in Johannes Hevelius' Selenographia uit 1647 dat de basis heeft gelegd voor veel cartografische studies van de maan. Hier wordt de maan afgebeeld zoals dat nooit vanaf de aarde zou kunnen, met alle zichtbare kenmerken op een zelfde schaal. Hevelius stelt hier ook dat het maanoppervlak moet worden weergegeven alsof het wordt belicht vanuit een enkele bron, in dit geval het ochtend licht.De kaart rechts is bedacht door de jezuïeten Giovanni Battista Riccioli en Francesco Grimaldi en verscheen voor het eerst in hun Almagestum Novum in 1651. Het was een belangrijke kaart vanwege z?n geheel nieuwe nomenclatuur die voor een groot deel tot op de dag van vandaag nog in gebruik is. Onder hun benamingen ook de Mare Tranquillitatis, bekend als de landingsplek van het eerste bemande ruimtetoestel, de Apollo 11.Links boven de voorstelling zien we putti?s in de weer met een telescoop, rechts zien we Selene de godin van de maan. Verschillende kleinere kaarten tonen de maan in haar maandelijkse cyclus.Prijs: 2.250,- (incl. lijst).

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        Sterrenbeelden vanaf het Zuidelijk Halfrond - Homann + Doppelmayr, 1742-1748.

      STERRENBEELDEN VANAF HET ZUIDELIJK HALFROND?Hemisphaerium Coeli Australe?, kopergravure vervaardigd door Johann Baptist Homann naar het werk van Johann Gabriel Doppelmayr, afkomstig uit de ?Atlas Coelestis in quo Mundus Spectabilis? uitgegeven te Neurenberg in 1742 of 1748. Afm. 48,3 x 57,5 cm. Later met de hand gekleurd.De sterrenbeelden ? waaronder Weegschaal, Waterman, Boogschutter, Vissen, Zuiderkruis - zijn afgebeeld volgens de Poolse astronoom Johannes Hevelius, maar we zien ook exotischere sterrenbeelden zoals Pauw, Toekan en de rivier Eridanus.Doppelmayr (1677-1750) was professor in de wiskunde in Neurenberg en schreef over astronomie, geografie, cartografie, trigonometrie, zonnewijzers en wiskundige instrumenten. Homann (1664-1724), een voormalige Dominicaner monnik, was de belangrijkste en meest productieve Duitse cartograaf/uitgever van de 18de eeuw en vervaardigde kaarten en globes die opvielen zowel door hun geografische nauwkeurigheid als bijzondere esthetiek.Prijs: ?1.650,- (incl. lijst).

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        Genera plantarum eorumque characteres naturales secundum numerum, figuram, situm et proportionem omnium fructificationes partium.

      Editio secunda aucta & emendata. Lugduni Batavorum, Apud Conradum Wishoff, et Georg Jac. Wishoff, Fil. Conr 1742. 8:o. (4),XIX,(blank),21-42,(2 blank),(4 last blank, Privilgie),527,(1 Errata),(21 Index),(3 Advertisment) pp. + engraved folding plate + folding table. Contemporary full calf (Danish), blindtooled mirror-binding, spine gilt in compartments, red edges, marbled pastedowns. Small piece missing at head of spine. Bands rubbed. Old library label in compartment at head of spine. Lacking a fly-leaf at front. Old signature G Larsen on the title-page. 20 x 13,5 cm. Second edition with 1021 Genera. Complete copy with the rare Privilegie leaves and the blank leaf, and with the inserted plate after G. D. Ehret illustrating the Sexual System. Soulsby A catalogue of the works of Linnæus 297. Hulth 23. Krok 430.

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        Des Heil. R

      - Altkolorierter Kupferstich b. Homann Erben, 1742, 49,5 x 56,5 cm Sch

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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. 726-729. Third edition of the expanded Dutch translation of Henry Baker's 1742 The Microscope Made Easy, well illustrated and with a nearly hundred-page 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 well-illustrated book on the microscope, with much text and numerous plates new to this edition.

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        Life and Exploits of the Ingenious Gentleman Don Quixote

      1742. First Edition . CERVANTES SAAVEDRA, Miguel de. The Life and Exploits of the Ingenious Gentleman Don Quixote de La Mancha. Translated from the Original Spanish… by Charles Jarvis. London: for J. and R. Tonson and R. Dodsley, 1742. Two volumes. Quarto, contemporary full dark brown calf gilt rebacked with original elaborately gilt-decorated spines neatly laid down, raised bands, marbled endpapers and edges. $7000.First edition of Jarvis’ famous translation, with engraved portrait of Cervantes and 68 fine full-page copperplate engravings after John Vanderbank—“undoubtedly one of the noblest sets of engravings ever executed for Don Quixote.”Jarvis’ translation, one of the earliest, is also regarded as one of the best. “Published posthumously in 1742 and frequently reprinted, it is generally acknowledged as being close in spirit to the original” (Oxford DNB). With a prefatory history of chivalry and romance by Warburton, a note on the illustrations and a life of Cervantes. “Finely printed… one of the most notable editions published to that time” (Río y Rico). “Undoubtedly one of the noblest sets of engravings ever executed for Don Quixote; Cohen calls them ‘belles figures” (Ashbee). Text embellished with engraved headpieces, tailpieces and initials. Río y Rico 449. Ashbee, An Iconography of Don Quixote 39. Two engraved armorial bookplates, early owner signatures and inscriptions.A few plates trimmed a little closely along upper edge, just touching the border of seven plates; plate 56 (Volume II, page 318) with marginal tear at lower corner, not affecting caption or image. Plates clear and fine, impressions dark. Original bindings quite lovely. A very handsome copy of this richly illustrated Quixote, most desirable in contemporary calf-gilt.

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        THE LONDON AND COUNTRY BREWER. Containing The Whole Art of Brewing all Sorts of Malt-Liquors, As practised both in Town and Country; according to Observations made by the Author in Four Years Travels through the several Counties in England. Also, the Method of preserving Liquors in the Cask, and Directions to be observed in Bottling them. In Three Parts. To which is added, As Supplement, By a Person formerly concerned in a public Brew-house in London.

      London: Printed for Thomas Astley 1742. . 4 parts in 1 vol. Part I 4th Ed. Parts I-III 2nd Ed. [viii] + 332pp. + [iv]. Ex.-libris Chris Marchbanks. Some light browning, contemporary calf, minor wear and marking, light stain to lower board, dec. gilt motifs with gilt lettered title label to spine, ESTC T16830 ‘In four parts, each with its own titlepage; the register and pagination are continuous. The titlepage to part 1 reads: ’The London and country brewer. .. By a person formerly concerned in a common brewhouse at London, .. The fourth edition, corrected.’ - A person formerly concerned in a public brewhouse in London = William Ellis. Parts 2-4 are of the second edition dated 1743. With an index.’ As our copy above. US$532

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        Histoire des savans. Ce manuscrit contient 1. Le caractère des hommes savans qui ont composé grand nombre d'ouvrages. 2. Le catalogue des femmes savantes. 3. La liste des personnes qui ont eu une excellente mémoire. 4. Les aveugles qui sont devenus savans et auteurs. 5. Les honneurs qu'on a rendus aux habiles gens de toutes espèces. 6. Les ouvrages qui ont été particulièrement estimés. 7. Les ouvrages pour lesquels leurs auteurs ont reçu beaucoup. 8. Quelques livres achetés à un très haut prix. 9. Des ouvrages qui ont eu un très grand nombre d'éditions. 10. Les bibliothèques principales et publiques de l'Europe."

      Paris, 1742. ____ Manuscrit très certainement autographe de l'abbé Sepher. Il est passé dans les collections de deux fameux bibliophiles : Née de La Rochelle et le Bibliophile Jacob. L'ouvrage est donc constitué pour sa plus grande part de biographies, avec ici ou là, une note critique ou amusée : "Vers la fin de sa vie, (Calvin) devint valétudinaire, rêveur, incommode à lui-même... il mourut en 1564, maudissant la pensée qu'il avait eu de se distinguer par la nouveauté." Gabriel Naudé "était un homme sage et bien réglè, qui ne buvait que de l'eau, mais il parlait quelquefois avec trop de liberté sur la religion." Parmi les livres "bien payés" (sic) on trouve sans surprise une "bible de Mayence", acheté 3500 Livres par le Comte d'Hoym en 1728, et, plus inatendu, une recueil d'homélies, "échangé au XIIe siècle en Basse-Bretagne, contre 200 brebis et trois muids de grains". Pierre-Jacques Sépher (1710-1781) avait le goût des livres poussé jusqu'à la bibliomanie. "Les pièces qui composaient son appartement en étaient tellement encombrées, qu'à peine y-avait-il de la place pour les meubles indispensables". Quérard le considérait comme l'un des plus grands bibliophiles du dix-huitième siècle. "En réalité, la bibliothèque de l'abbé Sepher était une bibliothèque de travail pour soutenir ses

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        A Guide to Justices; Or Modern English Precedents, For the Direction.

      1742. A Scarce Eighteenth-Century 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 Deputy-Lieutenants, 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. (6-1/2" x 3-3/4"). Contemporary calf, blind rules to boards, blind fillets along joints, raised bands to spine, front board discreetly re-attached 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 alphabetically-arranged 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 Short-Title Catalogue T109780.

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        M.T. CICERO de ORATORE. Or, His Three Dialogues upon the Character and Qualifications of an Orator Translated into English. With Notes Historical and Explanatory, and an Introductory Preface. To which is added, An Explanation of the Terms and Phrases...

      London: Printed for T. Waller in the Temple, 1742. [i] page of publisher's advertisement, xxxiv pages of preface within which are an additional [iv] pages containing the dedication, 400 pages of text, followed by [xxx] pages of index, followed by [ii] pages of publisher's advertisement. Original full leather binding; spine is worn and rubbed, with label mostly chipped off, and both hinges weakened but remaining attached and functional. Engraved bookplate on the inside front cover: In Veritate Salus Henry John Sperling. Previous owner's very small embossed stamp on the front endpaper and at the top margin of the title page. The endpapers are lightly foxed, and are toned at the edges. The text remains clean and unmarked. First edition.. First Edition. Hardcover. Very good- condition. Octavo (8vo).

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        SELECT TRIALS AT THE SESSIONS-HOUSE IN THE OLD-BAILEY, for Murder, Robberies, Rapes, Sodomy, Coining, Frauds, Bigamy, and other Offences

      London: Printed by J. Applebee for J. Hodges, 1742. Four volume set. Engraved vignette frontis in the first volume. Bound in 19th century full leather by Cecil & Larkins, with moderate darkening to spines and some wear. Several boards have been expertly re-attached, with some small areas at the spine extremities refurbished. A few pages with minor stains to the margin. Previous owner's bookplate neatly on the front endpapers: John P. Kane. Minor discoloration or peeling to the marbled endpapers where old adhesive tape was removed. Title continues "for Murder, Robberies, Rapes, Sodomy, Coining, Frauds, Bigamy, and other Offences. To which are added, Genuine Accounts of the Lives, Behaviour, Confessions and Dying Speeches of the most eminent Convicts. In Four Volumes. From the Year 1720 to this Time." List of crimes on t.p. printed in 2 columns. Volume I December 1720 to October 1723; Vol II. August 1723 to April 1726; Volume III April 1726 to May 1732; Vol IV February 1733 to September 1741.. First Edition. Hardcover. Very good condition. 12mo - over 6¾" - 7¾" tall.

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        Traité de petrifications.

      Paris: chez Briasson, 1742. 1st Edition. Hardcover. 4to - over 9¾ - 12" tall. Two parts in one volume, 4to (249 x 193 mm). xvi, [1] 2-163 [1]; [3] 4-91 [1] pp., title-page with large vignette, 60 folding engraved plates bound at end. Contemporary French calf, spine with 5 raised bands gilt in compartment and with red morocco label titled in gilt (head and foot of spine damaged, hinges split at ends, some worming, corners bumped, extremities worn), marbled endpapers, red-sprinkled edges. Internally somewhat browned (few pages stronger), occasional minor spotting. Provenance: Prof. Carlo Sasali(?), ink stamp to title-page partially erased, further two illegible old stamps to title-page. Still good, unmarked copy with ample margins. ----Hoover 160; Honeyman 450; Barbier IV, 785 (mention Pierre Cartier as co-author); Nissen ZBI 498 (Den Haag edition); Cobres 723. - THE RARE FIRST EDITION, published anonymously. Louis Bourguet was a student of Scheuchzer and Vallisnieri and - like his teachers - one of the first scientists to devote himself to the science of the study of fossils. He published three works on the subject. Born at Nantes in 1685 he was a professor of philosophy and mathematics at the University of Neuchatel and died there in 1742. The 60 plates show 440 fossil specimens. The work also includes a paleontological bibliography and a list of international locations where fossils have been found. Very Good.

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        De tribus generibus instrumentorum musicae veterum organicae dissertatio Rome Fausto Amideo

      

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        ?Histoire du ciel, où l'on recherche l'origine de l'idolatrie, et les méprises de la philosophie, sur la formation des corps célestes & de toute la nature

      - Chez la Veuve Estienne, à Paris 1742, in-12 (9,5x16cm), xxxvij, (3p.) 518pp. (2) et (4) 495pp. (3), 2 volumes reliés. - Nuova edizione. - [FRENCH VERSION FOLLOWS] Nouvelle édition illustrée d'un frontispice dessiné et gravé par J. Le Bas, ainsi que de 25 figures par le même. Reliure de l'époque en plein veau blond. Dos à cinq nerfs ornés de caissons et fleurons dorés, ainsi que de pièces de titre et de tomaison de maroquin havane. Coupes et coiffes décorées de filets dorés. Toutes tranches rouges.  Une pâle mouillure en marge de quelques feuillets à la fin du premier volume. Bel exemplaire. Ouvrage bien connu sur la cosmologie des anciens et qui connut maintes rééditions, et qui s'attarde essentiellement sur la cosmogonie égyptienne et sa mythologie ainsi que sur les différentes cosmogonies antiques (zodiaque, écriture symbolique, gémonies symboliques, théogonie, divination, alchimie). Une seconde partie, bien différente, s'attache à la chronologie des idées sur la création et à la supériorité de celle de Moïse. Caillet range le livre dans sa bibliothèque occulte, car il contient de nombreux renseignements sur l'alchimie, la divination, les cérémonies symboliques... Ex-dono manuscrit sur les pages de titre des deux tomes.  

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        Leçons de physique expérimentale, sur l'équilibre des liqueurs, & sur la nature & les propriétés de l'air.

      Paris, David Fils, 1742. ____ Première édition française de "Hydrostatical and Pneumatical Lectures", publiées de manière posthume par Robert Smith en 1738. L'ouvrage contient la première édition française de la "Construction d'une échelle qui exprime les différents degrés de chaleur" de NEWTON, dont Smith était l'élève. La traduction est de l'astronome Pierre-Charles Le Monnier, qui a inséré des remarques, une description de la troisième machine pneumatique de Boyle, perfectionnée par Hauksbee et des remarques sur la construction et l'usage des thermomètres. Illustré par 6 planches dépliantes gravées, la dernière représente la machine d'Hauksbee. Manque à la coiffe supérieure et coins frottés, sinon bon exemplaire. Provenance : "Audouin Dollfus, astronome" (ex-libris gravé) qui découvrit Janus, un satellite de Saturne. Fils de l'aéronaute Charles Dollfus, il est détenteur de plusieurs records mondiaux en ballon, dont le premier vol stratosphérique en France. *****. In-8. [198 x 122 mm] Collation : XVI, 458, (14) pp., 6 planches h.-t. Veau marbré, dos orné. (Reliure de l'époque.).

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        Histoire de Pierre I surnomme Le Grand, Empereur de toutes les Russies. Roi de Siberie, de Casan, d'Astracan, Grand duc de Moscovie etc.

      Amsterdam and Leipzig, Arkstee et Merkus, 1742. - 4°, circa 24,2 x 19,5 cm. Engraved frontispiece, title in red and black with engraved vignette, 4 ff., 492 pp., 4 (2 folding) engraved maps and plates, several numismatic and two ornamental engraved vignettes in the text Contemporary vellum (spine well rebacked with parts of the old label) First edition in quarto of this early biography of Tsar Peter, Emperor of Russia (1672-1725). The author Eleazar de Mauvillon (1712-1779) worked as a French teacher in several German towns and later became professor of French at the Collegium Carolinum in Braunschweig. He claims to have used many memoirs and monography in German, French and Italian and extensively quotes from letters and offcial documents. The plates show a map of St. Petersburg with the course of the Neva, the Croonslot castle, a plan of the battle at the Pultowa and the battle of Pruth. The engravings mostly show coins. - Endpaper with large engraved bookplate (chelavier de Folard), some browning, little spotting, some foxing, little staining in some parts. Binding rubbe and a little soiled, spine skilfully repaired. [Attributes: First Edition]

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        Atlas coelestis. In quo mundus spectabilis et in eodem stellarum omnium. secundum Nic. Copernici et ex parte Tychonis de Brahe.

      Nürnberg, Homann Erben 1742 - Gr.-Fol. Gestochenes Frontispiz, gestochener Titel mit gestochener Vignette, gestochener Index und 30 doppelblattgroße kolorierte Kupferkarten. Halbleder der Zeit, (Ecken u. Kanten berieben und bestoßen, Rücken mit kleiner Fehlstelle, insbesondere Vorderdeckel etwas fleckig, Bezugspapier teils ergänzt). Erste Ausgabe. - Graesse II, 427; Lex.d.Kart. 177 u. 317; Poggendorff I, 593. - Berühmter Himmelsatlas, von dem bereits im selben Jahr eine weitere Ausgabe mit dem Drucktitel "Atlas novus coelestis." erschien. - Mit Darstellungen des Sonnensystems, der Planetenbewegungen, der Sternbilder und einer Mondkarte. Die Kupferstiche meist eingerahmt mit schönen allegorischen Darstellungen. 2 der Sternkarten mit Darstellungen der Observatorien in Paris, Nürnberg, Kassel, Berlin, u.a. - "His major work . intended as an introduction to the fundamentals of astronomy. Desides star charts and a selenographic map, the Atlas includes diagrams illustrating the planetary systems of Copernicus, Tycho Brahe, and Riccioli; the elliptic theories of Kepler, Boulliau, Seth Ward, and Mercator; The lunar theories of Tycho Brahe, Horrocks, and Newton; and Halley's cometary theory." (DSB IV, 166). - Frontispiz u. Titel alt aufgezogen, Index am Rand verstärkt. Wenige Karten im Bug restauriert bzw. mit kleinen Bugeinrissen. Karte 10 mit restauriertem Randeinriss, 2 Karten mit winzigem Wurmloch, 2 Karten etwas stärker gebräunt, Blatt 23 schief eingehängt, dadurch am unteren linken Rand etwas beschnitten. Teils leicht fleckig. - Gutes Exemplar. [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

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        The Country Justice: Containing the Practice, Duty and Power of The Justices of the Peace, As well in as out of Their Sessions. Wherein All the Statutes in Force and use from Magna Charta . . . and All the Cases in Law [etc.]. Folio

      A mid-18th century edition of the pre-eminent work on justices of the peace for well over a century, first published in 1618 and ultimately appearing in some 20 editions by 1790, this edition the first to translate the Latin precedents into English. Contemporary calf, a bit worn, neatly rebacked, else a very good, exceptionally bright, clean copy; with the armorial bookplate of Penry Williams. Printed by Henry Lintot . . . and Sold by S. Birt [etc.], London, 1742.

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        ?Histoire du ciel, où l'on recherche l'origine de l'idolatrie, et les méprises de la philosophie, sur la formation des corps célestes & de toute la nature

      Chez la Veuve Estienne. New edition. Chez la Veuve Estienne à Paris 1742 in-12 (9,5x16cm) xxxvij, (3p.) 518pp. (2) et (4) 495pp. (3) 2 volumes reliés

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