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        PROCESSIONALE ORDINIS CISTERCIENSIS, auctoritate RR. DD. Abbatis Generalis editum.

      Apud Petrum-Joanem Mariette. París, 1742 - . 18,5 cm (8º). [8], 146 pág., XCIV (sign. a4, A-P8). Contiene cantos sobre tetragrama. Enc. en plena piel encarnada, ruedas con motivos geométricos y vegetales en ambos planos, florones, cantos y cortes dorados, cierres metálicos. * Bello ejempalr de libro litúrgico que contiene numerosos cantos procesionales de la Orden del Císter y se abre con los del Domingo de Ramos. La última parte recoge los cantos del común de los santos. Existe por lo menos otro estado con algunas variantes en portada, como la marca de impresor y el cambio de algunas redondas del título por cursivas. cantos procesionales, orden del císter, siglo XVIII, libros litúrgicos Historia eclesiàstica, concilis, ordes religioses Libros antiguos anteriores a 1830 latín [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Gradus ad Parnassum oder Anfuhrung zur regelmassigen musikalischen Composition : auf eine neue, gewisse, und bisher noch niemals in so deutlicher Ordnung an das Licht gebrachte Art

      Mizler, 1742-01-01. Hardcover. Acceptable. Short 4to. Wear to cover extremities.[6], 197, [3], [57] p. Musical notation, 57 engraved scores ; 22 cm. Aus dem Lateinischen ins Teutsche ubersetzt ... und hrsg. von Lorenz Mitlzer. Old dampstain to cover and last ~20 pages of musical notation. Hirsch, i 186; RISM Ecrits, p. 340. <br> German Edition. An important work of musical theory. "This is one of the most influential and long-lived of allworks of musical theory. It was originally published in Latin, and cast,like not a few others of its kind from the time of Thomas Morley onwards,in the form of a dialogue between master and pupil." - PMM 183

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        Uffizio della Settimana Santa Colle Rubriche volgari, Argomenti de' Salmi, Spiegazione delle Cerimonie, e Misterj, con Osservazioni, e riflessioni divote. Nuova edizione Rivista, ed accresciuta dall'Autore.

      Salvioni,, In Roma, 1742 - Cm. 20,5, pp. xxx (2) 623 (1). Testo interamente stampato in rosso e nero, vignetta al frontespizio, molte figure nel testo e 11 tavole a piena pagina. Il tutto finemente inciso in rame. Splendida legatura coeva in pieno marocchino rosso, dorso a nervi con fittissimi fregi, piatti inquadrati da fleurons e tagli dorati. Alcune carte un po' fiorite, peraltro esemplare genuino e ben conservato. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Studio Bibliografico Benacense]
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        L'espion turc dans les cours des princes chretiens ou lettres et memoires d'un Envoyé secret de la Porte dans les Cours de l'Europe; ou l'on voit les découvertes qu'il a faites dans toutes les Cours où il sést trouvé, avec les Dissertations curieuses sur leurs Forces, leur Politique & leur Religion. Quinzième Edition, augmentée d'un volume & enrichie de Figures en taille douce.

      - Londres, Aux Dépens de la Compagnie, 1742, 7 tomos, 17 x 10,5 cm., p.e., lomos cuajados, frontis + 1 h. + XLVIII + 382 págs. + 6 h. + plano plegado de París = frontis + 1 h. + VIII + 382 págs. + 8 h. + mapa plegado = frontis + 1 h. + 428 págs. + 8 h. + 9 láminas = frontis + 1 h. + 347 págs. + 6 h. + plano plegado y 8 láminas = frontis + 1 h. + XVI + 451 págs. + 6 h. + 6 láminas y 1 mapa = frontis + 1 h. + 372 págs. + 5 h. + vista de Constantinopla plegada = frontis + 350 págs. + 1 lámina. (Edición ilustrada de esta obra muy popular; consiste en una colección de cartas supuestamente escritas por un agente turco, que inspiró a muchos escritores del siglo XVIII, tanto por su enfoque satírico como por el tema oriental). [Illustrated edition of this enormously popular work . The first volume is generally attributed to Giovanni Paolo Marana and subsequent volumes have ben variously attributed. It was originally published over 10 years between 1684 and 1694 and the first collected edition, under a general title page, was issued in the latter year. The work which consists of a collection of letters supposedly written by a Turkish agent, has been regarded both as the ancestor of a long line of spy works and travel journals and as a major work of late seventeenth-century liberalism with its discussion of a wide range of the major themes of the Enlightenment. It inspired several eighteenth-century writers not only with its unusual material about the East but also in its approach to satire. With a map of Constantinople] ORIENTE

      [Bookseller: Librería Anticuaria Antonio Mateos]
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        THEORICA, Y PRACTICA DE COMERCIO Y DE MARINA, en diferentes discursos, y calificados exemplares, que, con especificas providencias, se procuran adaptar a la Monarchia Española.Mediante la soberana proteccion del Rey Nuestro Señor Don Phelipe V.

      Antonio Sanz, Madrid 1742 - 20'5x30, 18h (incl. portada dos tintas), 454p, viñeta con retrato grab, rastro polilla (afecta levemente a texto). Pergamino (leve rot. en lomo, y bordes algo det.). - Segunda edición. Palau nº 346510. 1742

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        Amerique Septentrionale Suivant la Carte de Pople faite à Londres en 20 feuilles

      Par et chez le Sr. le Rouge, Paris 1742 - Copper-engraved map, period hand colouring in outline. A handsome French edition of the key map from the first large-scale map of colonial North America. This example the very rare first state. Henry Popple produced the map on which this reduced "key" map is based under the auspices of the Lord Commissioners of Trade and Plantations to help settle disputes arising from the rival expansion of English, Spanish and French colonies. "France claimed not only Canada, but also territories drained by the Mississippi and it's tributaries - in practical terms, an area of half a continent" (Goss The Mapping Of North America p.122.) Popple's map, in 20 sheets, with a single sheet key map, was first published in 1733. In the present French version of the key map, the area assigned to France has been expanded at the expense of both Spain and Great Britain. The only other major alteration is the addition to the lower margin of a second longitude scale based on a meridian running through Paris rather than London. The map's coverage extends from the Grand Banks off Newfoundland to about ten degrees west of Lake Superior, and from the Great Lakes to the north coast of South America. The right hand margin is adorned with 18 small but handsome inset maps or plans of Boston, Charles-Town, Providence, Bermuda, among others. The present example is the first state of the key map, prior to the addition of New Orleans. Cumming, Southeast in Early Maps 254; McCorkle, New England in Early Printed Maps 742.2; Babinski, Le Rouge Key State 1.

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        Carte de la Barbarie de la Nigritie et de la Guinee (Barbary Coast/Niger/Guinea)

      Amsterdam 1742 - Engraving with original hand coloring. For G. del' Isle of the Royal Academy of Sciences. Sheet size: 20 1/8 x 25 1/2". Inventory#: p279pmat.

      [Bookseller: Arader Galleries of Philadelphia, PA]
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        Miscellanies (9 Volumes Complete | Jonathan Swift)

      Charles Bathurst and L. Gilliver, London 1742 - 9 Volumes complete. es. Vol one is the fourth edition corrected including Dr. Arbuthnot, Mr. Pope and Mr. Gay. : Vol 2 has loose back cover. Spines starting on all, leather dry with losses. Interiors very good. Photos available upon request. Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Ziern-Hanon Galleries]
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        Carte du Canada ou de La Nouvelle France et des Decouvertes quiy ont été faites Dressée sur plusieurs Observations et sur un grand nombre de Relationes imprimées ou manuferites

      Covens & Mortier, Amsterdam 1742 - Engraving with period outline colour. Some mild soiling. Mild discolouration at centerfold. Plate size: 19 1/8 x 22 1/2 inches. De L'Isle's important and influential map of Canada This very finely engraved and epistemologically interesting map was the most important map of Canada printed during its era. It is one of the finest maps devised by Guillaume De L'Isle, first printed in 1703. De L'Isle was a much esteemed figure who became the geographer to the French Academy of Sciences in 1702, and the Premier Géographe to Louis XV in 1718. Rodney Shirley notes that "De L'Isle's work is distinguished by its scientific basis, the minute care taken in all departments, constant revision, and personal integrity". The present map is the edition printed by Covens & Mortier for their Atlas Nouveau. The geography of the Great Lakes, eastern Canada and New England is quite accurate for the time. The numerous trading posts and missions of New France and the major towns of the adjacent British colonies are labeled. The area around Hudson's Bay is shown to be inhabited by native tribes referred to as the "Christinaux or Kilistinons", referring to their conversion to the Christian faith, while Labrador is home to the "Eskimaux". Interestingly, the map features a number of notes specifically referring to the names of explorers and the dates in which they discovered certain places, such as the reference to 'Nouveau Danemarc', discovered by the Danish explorer Jan Munk in 1619. The depiction of the upper Mississippi and Ohio basins is also quite detailed, noting the position of the French fort of 'St. Louis' or 'Crevecouer' near the present-day site of Peoria, Illinois. Perhaps the most fascinating aspect of the map is its portrayal of the "Rivière Longue," one of the most sensational and enduring cartographic misconceptions ever devised. This imaginary river was reported to flow from the 'Pays des Gnacsitares' in the far west, promising the best route through the interior of the continent. A short distance over some mountains lies a long salt water lake, that is supposedly connected to the Pacific Ocean. It is a product of the imagination of the Baron Lahontan, an entertaining and roguish French adventurer, whose best-selling travel narrative Nouveaux voyages dans l'Amérique septentrionale (1703) convinced many of the world's greatest intellects of the existence of this mythical waterway. Koeman, C&M 8, #105; Schwartz and Ehrenburg, p.141.

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      London: printed for B. Barker [and others], 1742. 13th Edition (according to the title page) n. Hardcover. With the Most Elaborate, Delicate, and Precise Gilt Decoration a Fabulously Wealthy Owner Could Buy. 203 x 127 mm (8 x 5"). 6 p.l., 339, [3], 45, [1] pp. Translated by George Stanhope. 13th Edition (according to the title page). ANIMATED CONTEMPORARY BLACK MOROCCO, LAVISHLY GILT, covers with a central cottage-roof design enclosed by ornate floral rolls and small tools, the "roof" frame containing a large and elaborate fleuron within a lozenge of small tools; raised bands, spine gilt in compartments bordered by plain rules and dogtooth rolls, each compartment divided into quarters by gilt diagonal lines, each quarter with a delicate stippled floral tool, red morocco label, gilt turn-ins, marbled endpapers, all edges gilt. Engraved frontispiece of the Crucifixion, plus engravings of the Nativity, Adoration of the Magi, Christ in the wilderness, and the Last Supper. Front pastedown with 18th century armorial bookplate of Fane William Sharpe, "Student of Ch[rist] Ch[urch, Oxford]"; front free endpaper with 18th or 19th century armorial bookplate of W. Combes. Spine faded to a pleasing hazel brown, a little rubbing to joints and extremities, minor chafing to boards, occasional faint foxing, isolated dust soiling to head edge, other trivial imperfections, but a fine copy nevertheless, the leaves clean and fresh, and the intricately tooled unsophisticated binding very lustrous and showing no significant wear. This is a splendidly bound copy of Stanhope&#39;s extremely popular translation of Thomas à Kempis, which was first published in 1698 and was printed more than 30 times over the next 150 years. The very intricate binding incorporates tools and designs somewhat similar--but not identical--to those of Christopher Chapman (especially the pointillé paisleys and the unusual trefoil in the outer border). Chapman (d. 1756) was the son of a London bookseller who served a 15-year apprenticeship to William Sparkes, beginning in 1704. He set up business in Duck Lane in 1720, and became one of the chief binders for the Harleian collection, travelling to Cambridgeshire to work on the library. Whoever executed this binding was an artisan of great skill. In comparing its designs and tooling to other cottage roof bindings of the period, as pictured in the British Library&#39;s Database of Bookbindings, Maggs, Nixon, and other standard reference works, one is struck by the precision and delicacy of the decoration. The lines are perfectly straight and the complicated design is absolutely symmetrical. The outer line of the "cottage roof" is executed in the pointillé style, something that would require great skill and dexterity to do as perfectly as it is done here. The original owner of this work, for whom it was no doubt bound, was Fane William Sharpe (ca. 1729-71), only son of John Sharpe, the British government&#39;s agent in the West Indies, and heir to a great fortune--exactly the sort of person who would employ the finest craftsman to bind his books. Young Sharpe was a student at Oxford at the time he received this volume, but went on to take over his father&#39;s seat in Parliament. While copies of this work are not uncommon, it is most fortunate to find one in such an attractive and well-preserved contemporary binding.

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        Sacra concilia ecclesiae romano-catholicae in regno Hungariae celebrata ab anno Christi MXVI usque ad annum MDCCV [.]. Pars prima (-secunda).

      Preßburg (Bratislava), Royers Erben (Bd. II: für Michael Kochberger), 1741-1742. - 2 Bde. (16), 361, (1) SS. (20), 487, (1) SS. (zahlr. Paginierungsfehler). Mit gest. Vignetten (F. J. Schmilner sc.) an den rot-schwarz gedruckten Titeln sowie 1 gest. Kopfstück, zus. 43 Textkupfern (zumeist als Initialschmuck ausgeführt), 1 Portraitkupfer im Text und 9 gest. Portraittafeln. Lederbände der Zeit mit goldgepr. Rückenschildchen und -vergoldung (stärker lädiert). Dreiseitiger gesprenkelter Rotschnitt. Folio (230:337 mm). Erste Ausgabe. - Vorliegend alle Konzilien und Synoden der ungarischen Kirche vom 11. Jh. bis 1734. Die Textkupfer (meist als Initiale gestaltet: der Initialbuchstabe mit der Abbildung unverbunden und ohne Bezug auf dieselbe in hübscher Antiqua in die obere rechte Ecke eingestochen) zeigen Wappen, Siegel etc. Die schönen Portraits gestochen von Jeremias Gottlob Rugendas (Thieme/Becker XXIX, 180). - Der Preßburger Jesuit Peterffy (1700-46) lehrte in Tyrnau und Wien, bevor er sich, in seine slowakische Heimat zurückgekehrt, dem Predigtamte widmete. - Vorderes Vorsatzblatt am Spiegel vorgeklebt. Papierbedingt teils etwas gebräunt bzw. braunfleckig; Einband berieben und beschabt. Kapitale etwas lädiert; Rücken von Bd. II mit starken Wurmspuren. Selten. De Backer/Sommervogel VI, 617f., 3. [Attributes: First Edition]

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat INLIBRIS Gilhofer Nfg. GmbH]
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        Bibliotheca Sancta criticis, ac theologicis animadversionibus, nec non duplici adjecto Sacrorum Scriptorum elencho adaucta et inlustrata a Fr. Pio - Thoma Milante ejusdem ordinis. Tomus primus [- secundus].

      Ex Typographia Mutiana,, Neapoli, 1742 - 2 voll. in-folio (358x230mm), pp. (40), 553, (1); (2), 554-1121 (paginazione continua), (29) di indice tricolonne; legatura coeva p. pergamena rigida con titolo a secco su tasselli ai dorsi. Tagli rossi, frontespizio del primo vol. in rosso e in nero; vignetta calcografica con allegorie sacre ai frontespizi. Dedica a stampa a Benedetto XIV sormontata da suo stemma pontificio inciso su rame; testatine, capilettera e finaletti elegantemente istoriati incisi anch'essi su rame. Qualche lieve traccia d'uso alle pergamene. Ottimo esemplare. Ristampa napoletana curata da Pio Tommaso Milante di questa imponente opera, pubblicata per la prima volta a Venezia nel 1566, del teologo rinascimentale Sisto da Siena (Siena, 1520-Genova, 1569). L'opera, la prima pubblicata in tale ambito dopo la fine del Concilio di Trento, si configura come una sorta di enciclopedia dei repertori per l&#146;insegnamento dogmatico e della tradizione ecclesiastica. Il teologo senese discorre ampiamente degli scrittori ecclesiastici, delle loro opere, del modo di tradurre le Sacre Scritture, dell'esegesi biblica, soprattutto in relazione ai passi scritturali di più ardua interpretazione. Sisto da Siena, nato da genitori ebrei, si fece dapprima francescano, per poi passare all'ordine dei domenicani. Accusato di eresia fu condannato al rogo, ma venne in seguito assolto; impiegato da Pio V nella commissione dell'Inquisizione, fu anche cultore di studi orientalistici. Brunet, V, 406.

      [Bookseller: Gilibert Libreria Antiquaria (ILAB-LILA)]
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        Leçons physiques expérimentales de l&#39; Equilibre des Liqueurs, & sur la Nature & les propriétés de l&#39; Air, it 4. Lecons de physique experimentale, sur l&#39;equilibre des liqueurs & sur la nature & les proprietes de l&#39;air. Traduites de l&#39;Anglois de M. R

      Paris, David, 1742. 1742. Title-page w. title-vignette by DUFLOS, XVI, 458(14) pp. w. engrd title & 6 fldg plts. Contemporary full calf w. contrasting morocco-letterpiece. Spine richly gilt-tooled (with floral motives) on 5 raised bands. Mrbld endpapers; head- & tail-pieces. All edges red. Bdg a bit worn (crnrs & spine-ends), one side a bit shaved, 2 pp. slightly stained. Library-stamp on half-title and contemporary signature in ink "De Limpens" on paste-down. Small piece of paper (shelf-number?) on spine. * This French edition posthumously published after COTES&#39; death. Still an attractive binding. POGGENDORF I, 1421. ¶ Reliure plein veau de l&#39;époque encore assez belle, un peu frottée/passée, mais encore attractive, surtout le dos; demi-titre est., 2 pp. avec taches, sinon intérieur fraiche. Collation plus détaillée en langue française ou des images sur demande.

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        The Virgin Unmask'd: Or, Female Dialogues, betwixt an Elderly Maiden Lady, and her Niece, On Several Diverting Discourses on Love, Marriage, Memoirs, Morals, &c. of the Times. The Fourth Edition.

      London: Printed for T. Cooper. 1742 - 8vo, 165 x 97 mms., pp. x, [8], [17] - 232, 235 - 239 [240 blank], contemporary calf, neatly rebacked and binding restored, new morocco label; title-page soiled, text fingered, pages toned, lightly browned to margins, several leaves nicked/ chipped to fore-edges, into text at pp. 35, some scattered smudging and marking, ink spotting to a few margins, corners turned/ creased at points, a few upper leaves dampstained to lower margin. Admonishing her niece for revealing so much of her cleavage in his upper garment, the "Maiden Lady" seems to anticipate the burka: "Women, in strictness, should never appear in Public but veil'd; at least Young Women should never shew their Faces to any Men, but their nearest Relations." As ODNB notes, the work begins in almost pornographic fashion, but "quickly disappeared as the discussion turned to the undesirability of marriage and the harmful effects of child bearing on women, two proto-novels, and a discussion of the dangers posed by Louis XIV to Europe's peace and security." Mandeville 1630 - 1733) published this in 1709. ESTC T57159 locates copies in BL, Bodleian, TCD, Leeds Brotherton; Duke, McGill, UCLA.

      [Bookseller: John Price Antiquarian Books, ABA, ILAB]
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        Reports of Cases Adjudged in the Court of King's Bench: with Some Special Cases in the Courts of Chancery, Common Pleas and Exchequer. The Fourth Edition . . . by Knightley d'Anvers . . . And the Pleadings now first done into English. Two Volumes in One

      Printed by Henry Lintot . . . for T. Osborne in Gray's Inn, London 1742 - Modern 1/4 calf, some dustiness, small loss to the last index leaf, else a good clean copy, with a number of careful, substantive annotations Salkeld's respected reports, published under the supervision of Lord Hardwicke, praised by Holdworth, and often found in early American libraries (Jefferson and John Adams, inter alia); a third volume "not designed for publication" appeared later

      [Bookseller: Meyer Boswell Books, Inc., member ABAA]
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        Faëton, of reukelooze stoutheid. Treurspel. Primitiae juvenis miserae. Met het voorspel, Gelyk het tegenwoordig op de Schouwburg word vertoond

      Amsterdam, By Izaak Duim, 1742.. 1742. 78 pp., 1 blad. Titel met drukkersvignet (naar J. Punt). Enkele houtgegraveerde initialen. Contemporaine gemarmerde interim omslag. Band sleets. Aan het begin en einde sterk ezelsorig. ¶ UITERST ZELDZAAM.

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        Jacobi Bruckeri : Historia Critica Philosophiae a mundi incunabulis ad nostram usque aetatem deducta 5 Tom

      Leipzig, Bern. Christoph. Breitkopf, 1742-44. - 5 Bände in 5 (alles). gr8° (23x18), (XIV),1357,(35); (VIII),1092,(31); (VI),916,(28); (VI),789,(27); (VIII),939,(29) S., mit PorträtFrontispiz, jeweils Titelkupfer, 3 Textkupfer sowie 4 Kupfertafeln, einige Vignetten, einheitl Pgmtbde d.Zt. mit geprägt RTitel, Kapitale teils mit dunkler Patina, Band 1: die ersten 2 Bl. randknittrig, alter Eintrag aV, feste saubere und gepflegte Exemplare, [Ziegenfuß I, 150.- ADB 3; 397].- Umfassende Darstellung der gesamten Philosophie und Hauptwerk von Johann Jakob Brucker (1696-1770), der damit 'der eigentliche Begründer der Geschichte der Philosophie in der Neuzeit geworden' ist.-- vorliegende erste Ausgabe so komplett; der Neuauflage 1766 folgte 1767 noch ein Appendix.-- [Attributes: First Edition]

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        La chronologie et la topographie du nouveau Breviaire de Paris, où l'on trouve les principaux points de la vie & de la mort des saints qui sont inserés dans le calendrier & dans les légendes; et la description des lieux qui se rencontrent dans les mêmes légendes & dans les Canons de Prime (.). On y a ajouté un Supplément à la Topographie pour les diocèses de Blois, Evreux, Seès & Coutances.

      Cl. J.B. Herissant, Paris 1742 - [10]-485-[3] pp. Chronological and topographical survey of Saints in France and surrounding countries. Library stamp. Ref. Conlon 42:320. BL London (1). BN Paris (1). Not in NUC. 1 volumes. Reliure veau marbré du temps. Dos lisse, orné et doré.

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        Le Parfait Ingénieur François, Ou La Fortification Offensive et Défensive; Contenant La Construction, L'attaque et La Défense des Places Régulières & Irrégulières, selon les Méthodes de Monsieur De Vauban, & Des Plus Habiles Auteurs De l'Europe, qui ont écrit sur cette Science. Nouvelle édition, Corrigée & augmentée de la Relation du Siège de Lille, & du Siège de Namur, & enrichie de plus de cinquante Planches.

      Charles-Antoine Jombert, Paris 1742 - Un volume in-4 (19,5 x 26cm), plein veau marbré d'époque, dos à nerfs orné de caissons et fleurons dorés, pièce de titre, tranches rouges, xiv-(2)-336-(4)pp. (coiffe supérieure manquante, dos épidermé comprenant un manque de cuir au sommet et plusieurs trous de ver, un mors fragile et un mors ouvert en 2 endroits mais exemplaire solide, épidermures sur les plats, deux coins frottés, petites galeries de ver en marge de plusieurs pages, sur les 2 feuillets de table et sur la planche 50 mais sans gravité, une planche mal placée). Tableaux. Frontispice gravé par Gallimard d'après Cochin fils. Vignette de titre et 5 vignettes gravées dans le texte. 50 planches gravées hors texte dépliantes. Cachet sur le titre. Intérieur frais. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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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, 1 gestochenes Blatt 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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        pl. VII F. Aculeatus (coral)

      A wonderfully detailed hand colored copperplate engraving by John Stackhouse (1742-1819) from his book "Nereis Britannica; or A Botanical Description of the British Marine Plants" which was published in Bath by S. Hazard in 1795. Overall this print measures 16.5" x 10.75”. John Stackhouse was born at Trehane, Cornwall in 1742. He attended Oxford in 1758, eventually studying marine biology in the Mediterranean. He was particularly interested in seaweed and other marine plant life. He married Susanna Acton in 1773. Shortly thereafter the pair decided to build a house on the southern coast of England around Cuddon Point so that John could continue his study of seaweed. Later, he moved to the coastal area now known as Stackhouse Cove, and in honor of his wife, built Acton Castle. He was elected as one of the earliest members of the Linnean Society in 1795. In 1795 his studies and illustrations of seaweed of the Southern coast of England culminated in his publication of Nereis Brittanica or A Botanical Description of the British Marine Plants in Latin and English, Accompanied with Drawings from Nature. This unusual and rare work is the first English volume devoted marine plant life. It is also important in the field of marine biology for Stackhouse’s new approach to classifying the plants. The outstanding hand-colored copperplates were engraved from drawings by both Stackhouse and Thomas Velley. Overall this print is in good condition with some light foxing and staining, and evidence of previous binding in left margin. The left and right margins have both been cropped down.

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        Enumeratio Methodica Stirpium Helvetiae indigenarum. Qua Omnium Brevis Descriptio et Synonymia Compendium Virium Medicarm dubiarum declaratio Novarum et Rariorum uberior Historia

      Engraved vignette on title & 24 finely engraved plates (three are folding). Both titles are printed in red & black. 2 p.l., 424 pp.; 1 p.l., 425-794 pp. Two vols. in one. Thick folio, cont. mottled calf (ends of spine & corners a little worn), single gilt fillet round sides, spine richly gilt, red morocco lettering piece on spine. Göttingen: A. Vanderhoek, 1742. First edition of Haller&#39;s first great survey of Swiss flora. A very fine and handsome copy. &#10087; Pritzel 3718. Stafleu & Cowan 2306. .

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        Archipelague du Mexique ou Sont les Isles de Cuba, Espagnole, Jamaique, etc avec les Isles Lucayes, et les Isles Caribes. . .

      Paris 1742 - A superb decorative map of the West Indies origianlly done by Coronelli, later improved and revised by Tillemon for Nolin., Size : 445x600 (mm), 17.5x23.625 (Inches), Hand Colored

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        Prague avec les Environs, ainsi que la position des armees francais autichiennes et ses attaques

      France, 1742. AN UNPARALLELED GLIMPSE INTO A SIGNIFICANT MOMENT IN 18TH CENTURY EUROPEAN HISTORY Large manuscript map in ink and colors on paper. 6 sheets joined. ca. 1742. . Book.

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        The life of the Right Honourable Francis North : Baron of Guilford, Lord Keeper of the Great Seal, under King Charles II. and King James II. Wherein are inserted the characters of Sir Matthew Hale, Sir George Jeffries.: .Sir Leoline Jenkins, Sidney Godolphin, and others the most eminent lawyers and statesmen of that time

      London : printed for John Whiston, at Mr. Boyle's Head in Fleet-Street, MDCCXLII. [1742] - Portrait lacking. Extensive manuscript notes to the prelims and later margins. Physical desc.: [4],333,[11]; 4°. Notes: Edited by Montagu North. With an index. Printed by William Bowyer; his records show 500 copies printed. Signatures: [pi] A-2U4. Signatures from Maslen and Lancaster. ESTC citation no.: T149591. Subject: Guilford, Francis North, Baron, 1637-1685. Lawyers - Great Britain - Biography. Related item: Referenced by: Maslen and Lancaster. Bowyer ledgers, 3044 Very good copy in the original full, gilt-ruled aniline calf. Professionally and period-sympathetically re-cased with a contrasting gilt-blocked title label. Raised bands with gilt cross-bands. An uncommonly good example - scans and additional bibliographic detail on request. 2 Kg. 333 pp. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        NUMMOPHYLACIUM REGINAE CHRISTINAE. Médailles de grand et moyen bronze du Cabinet de la Reine Christine, frappées, tant par ordre du Sénat, que par les Colonies Romaines, et par les villes Grecques

      Pierre de Hondt,, La Haye 1742 - Gravées aussi délicatement, qu&#146;exactement d&#146;après les originaux, par le célèbre Pietro Santes Bartolo, en LXIII planches, expliquées par un commentaire traduit du latin de Sigebert Havercamp, professeur en Histoire, en Eloquence, et en langue Grecque dans l&#146;Académie de Leide, et membre de l&#146;Académie de Cortone en Toscane "; [12], 464 pp. 63 planches avec 1817 dessins des médailles en fin d&#146;ouvrage 1 volumes. 4500 gr Reliure moderne en bon état. Interéreur très frais

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        Historisch diplomatisches Jahrzeitbuch, zur Prüfung der Urkunden. Auch einzelne Begebenheiten der Heiligen- und Weltgeschichte. in eine richtige und ununterbrochene Zeitordnung zu bringen, und mit den Erscheinungen am Himmel zu verbinden. Zürich, Orell, Geßner, Füeßlin u. Co. 1779. Fol. 152 S., 31 Bll., mit gest. Frontispiz u. 29 Kupfertafeln sowie 12 (10 dplblgr., 1 gefalt.) Tabellen, Hldr. d. Zt. mit goldgepr. Rsch.

      - ADB XLI, 222 - nicht in Houzeau-L.- Erste und wohl einzige Ausgabe, selten.- Ungewöhnliche Verbindung von Astronomie und Diplomatik. J. H. Waser (1742-1780), ein Freund Lavaters, machte "astronomische u. meteorologische Beobachtungen u. hielt in Zürich öffentliche physikalische Vorlesungen" (Poggendorff II, 1266). Er war u.a. Aufseher der Bibliothek u. der Naturalien- u. Instrumentensammlung der naturforschenden Gesellschaft in Zürich, wo er Ende Mai 1780 wegen angeblichen Landesverrats u. der Entwendung von Urkunden enthauptet wurde. - Innendeckel mit gest. Exlibris, Titel verso gestempelt, sauberes, kaum stockfleckiges Exemplar. Ebd. etw. berieben, Rücken tls. etw. ergänzt.

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        Franciscisci Blanchini Veronensis Utriusque Signaturæ Referendarii, & Prælati Domestici, de Tribus Generius Instrumentorum Musicæ Veterum Organicæ Dissertatio.

      Romæ Impensis Fausti Amidei Bibliopolæ in via Cursus. Ex Typgraphia Bernabò & Lazzarini 1742 - FIRST EDITION. Large 4to, xi [xii blank], 58, 8 full-page engraved plates of musical instruments, 5 engraved vignettes, contemporary vellum, with the armorial book plate of E. de Blavette on the front paste-down end-paper; fore-margins of first few leaves slightly frayed, slight wear to binding, but generally a very good copy. Francesco Bianchini [1662-1729] was librarian to Cardinal Ottoboni, later Pope Alexander VIII, in Rome. He seems to have been a much respected antiquary who enjoyed considerable Papal patronage. Bianchini's name is often spelled Blanchini, but it seems to be one and the same person. Graesse in his 'Supplement' of 1869 lists the work under Bianchini gives these as alternative spellings for the same person. [With thanks to John Wilbraham for this information.] This seems to be a work that Bianchini compiled as librarian, and it was not published in its lifetime. At the Wolffheim sale in 1928 - 1929, a copy sold for £100. Eitner II, 32. Wolffheim, I, 1126. Legacy of Sebastian Virdung(Grolier Club, 2005), no. 38. [Attributes: First Edition]

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        Censura de Historias fabulosas; obra posthuma. Van añadidas algunas cartas del mismo Autor, i de otros Eruditos. Publica estas obras Don Gregorio Mayans y Siscar. 1ª edición

      Antonio Bordazar de Artazu, Valencia 1742 - Gran folio, (10) hoj., XXXX p., 752 p. Ligera marca de polilla en el margen superior de 7 páginas, convenientemente restauradas. Pleno pergamino, lomo con letras rotuladas. Importante y fecunda exposición de juicios críticos del gran erudito español contra unos falsos cronicones que pretendía haber descubierto el P. Ramón de la Higuera, escritos en latín por Flavio Dextro, Marco Maximo, Luitprano y Julián Pérez. Si bien la muerte impidió al gran bibliógrafo que culminase su análisis crítico, con esta documentada Censura da rendida cuenta del origen y progreso de un gran número de narraciones inventadas que han falseado la historia de España y de la Iglesia Católica. Precede a la Censura, un interesante texto biográfico del autor a cargo de Mayans y Siscar, y siguen 35 extensas e interesantísimas cartas del gran humanista español (Palau, 13312). Historia de España. Historia eclesiástica. History of Spain. Church history.

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        Collection of Welch Travels and Memoirs of Wales

      Author, London 1742 - 1st ed, 4 pls, 5 articles. In modern maroon quarter calf with brown cloth, title in gilt to spine. Internally, new endpapers, library stamp and bookplate to fpd, other occasional small stamp, hinges strengthened, ffep has a list of books in an old ink hand, frontispiece has been cropped to base and edge, light browning to title page, verso of TP has a small Lib stamp, occasional light foxing, the occasional contemporary ink note & underlining to margins, frontis, [7], (iv-vii), [1], [1], 2-57, [1], [3], 62-115 pp, [1] advert, 4 plates, p115 has a 2 inch tear, there were 2 editions published in Dublin of that year. (ESCTC T133118) A trip to North-Wales and Muscipula have separate title pages with the imprint: London: printed in the year 1742 & the drop-head title to ¿The Welch school-master¿ attributes it to R. P. (Allibone 2433). Full title reads: A collection of Welch travels : and memoirs of Wales. Containing I. The Briton describ'd, or, a journey thro' Wales: being a pleasant relation of D-n S-t's journey to that ancient kingdom, and remarkable passages that occur'd on the way. Also many choice observations, and notable commemorations, concerning the state and condition, the nature, humours, manners, customs, and mighty actions, of that country and people. II. A trip to North-Wales, by a barrister of the Temple. III. A funeral sermon, preach'd by the parson of Langwillin. IV. The Welch school-master, by Dr. K--g. V. Muscipula ; or the Welch mouse-trap, a poem, in Latin and English. The whole collected by J.T. a mighty lover of Welch travels. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Ihro Römisch-Kayserlichen Majestät Carls des Siebenden Wahl-Capitulation. mit Beylagen und Anmerckungen versehen.

      Franckfurt am Mayn. Im Verlag Rheinhard Eustachii Möllers, ff. 1742. - 3 in 1, 8°. 22,0 x 18,2 cm. über 1500 Seiten, Vorwort von Moser, J.J., In gutem Zustand. Erster Theil; Darinnen die Wahl-Capitulation selbst / Mit kurtzen / aber hinlänglichen, Marginalien, auch Bemerckung der neu-hinzugekommenen oder veränderten Stellen, So dann Die Churfürstlichen Collegial-Schreiben An Ihro Römisch-Kayserliche Majestät Und endlich Die Beylagen / Oder Die in Absicht auf die bevorstehende neue Wahl-Capitulation dem Hohen Churfürstlichen Collegio übergebene, aber auch sonst zum Vorschein gekommene Acta publica enthalten seynd. Zweyter Theil; Welcher die Anmerckungen in sich fasset. Dritter und letzter Theil; Welcher eine Nachlese von Anmerckungen, wie auch verschiedene, guten Theils bißhero ungedruckte, Acta publica in sich fasset. Nebst einem Register über alle drey Theile. Wichtiges Werk zur deutschen Staatswissenschaft, hier mit allen drei Teilen. die ersten Seiten bis zur Vorrede mit kleinem Fraßgang im Randbereich ohne Textverluste, gut erhaltener Einband mit Rückenschild, leicht stumpfes Pergament mit starken Pappdeckeln, Vorderdeckel leicht gewölbt, kleine Fraßgänge an Spiegeln und fliegenden Vorsätzen, 2 Blatt.92, 16, 252, 10 Blatt, 376, 29 Blatt, 768 Seiten,Teil 1 und 2; 1742,Teil 3; 1744. blindgeprägt,5 Bünde, Hardcover in Pergament, [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Globi Coelestis in Tabulas Planas Redacti Pars I-VI. [Celestial charts]

      Nuremburg: c. 1742 - Set of six charts, offered only as a set. Size: 580 x 490 mm each. All parts are in fine condition. Copper engraving. Original colour. Six spectacular celestial maps, with the constellations beautifully depicted, from Doppelmayr and Homann's famous Atlas Coelestis. Together, the set forms a comprehensive map of the heavens as viewed from different points on the earth's surface. The paths of the major comets, as observed by Halley, Kepler, Tycho Brahe and others, are shown. Each map is flanked by listings of the constellations.

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        Dionysiou Longinou peri hypsous hypomnma (griechisch) = Dionysii Longini de sublimitate commentarius, quem nova versione donavit,, Notis illustravit, & partim Manuscriptorum ope, partim conjectura emendavit (additis etiam omnibus ejusdem Auctoris Fragmentis.

      London, J.& R.Tonson & S. Draper, & J.Watts, 1742 - gestochenes Frontispiz, Titel in rot/schwarz gedruckt. XXXV, (1 errata), 301, (3 variae lectiones), (19 index) mit getsochenem Adellswappen auf dem ersten Widmungsblatt und zahlreichen gestochenen Zierstücken im Text. Schweiger I, 189; Wunderbar großzügig gedruckte und verschwenderisch gestaltete Longinus-Ausgabe in griechisch/lateinischem Paralleltext "der Text ist hin und wieder verbessert und die Noten sind vermehrt" (Schweiger). Sprache: gr Gewicht in Gramm: 750 8° geglätteter, blindgeprägter Kalbslederband der Zeit mit goldgeprägtem Titelrückenschild (Vorderdeckel angerissen)

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        Le Royaume de Prusse Suivant les Nouvelles Observations

      Paris 1742 - Size : 490x553 (mm), 19.25x21.75 (Inches), Original Hand Coloring

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      Londres [Paris]: Chez Jean Osborne [Didot], 1742. - First Complete Edition in FrenchOf the First English NovelNot Seen at Auction in Seventy Years[RICHARDSON, Samuel]. Paméla, ou la vertu recompensée. Traduit de l'anglais. Londres [Paris]: Chez Jean Osborne [Didot], 1742. First complete edition, first printing in French of Richardson's classic epistolary novel integrating his sequel, Pamela's Conduct in High Life, translated by F.-A. Aubert de la Chesnaye des Bois (erroneously attributed to Abbé Prevost). Four twelvemo volumes (6 7/16 x 3 3/4 in; 165 x 94 mm). xxiii, [1], 271, [1]; [4], 324; [4], 298; [4], 302 pp. Two leaves from the end of Volume III have been mis-bound into the last signature of Volume IV.Full contemporary French mottled calf with blind ruled border. The spine features five gilt-tooled raised bands separating six compartments with an unusual gilt floral tool of a lily with eight leaves and central annular dot, within a double-fillet frame with foliate sprigs as corner pieces. Maroon spine labels lettered in gilt, the Volume labels decorated with gilt roseates with lateral floral volutes above and below the lettering in gilt. Original French marbled endpapers. All edges stained red. Original green bookmark ribbons. Oval stain (1 3/4 x 1 1/4 in.) to upper board of volume four, otherwise an absolutely stunning copy, tight, bright and clean inside and out.First complete edition in French of what is considered to be the first novel in English by the Father of the English novel, Samuel Richardson, the translation traditionally attributed to Abbé Prevost but later scholarship has shown it to be the work of François-Alexandre Aubert de la Chesnaye des Bois, a defrocked Capuchin monk who was the compiler and author of many books, including Lettres amusantes et critiques sur les romans en général (1743).The last copy of this, the first complete edition in French, to come to auction was, according to ABPC, seventy years ago, in 1941. Only nine complete copies are known to exist: the ESTC records only eight, and NUC records one other. Richardson wrote Pamela (1740) at the suggestion of booksellers Rivington and Osborn. "The book was highly successful and fashionable, and further editions were soon called for. Richardson felt obliged to continue his story, not only because of the success of Pamela but because of the number of forged continuations that began to appear. Pamela Part II appeared in 1741" (Oxford Companion to English Literature)."A translation of Pamela into French, 4 vols., duodecimo, with imprint 'A Londres, chez Jean Osborne.M.DCC.XLII' was published shortly after the appearance of Vols. III and IV in English. The translator was the Abbé Prevost (?). It was offered for sale in France before Jan 12, 1742, when fifty copies were seized from Guerin's. Apparently it was later sold with the tacit consent of the authorities. The price was six livres, stitched" (Sale, Samuel Richardson: A Bibliographical Record, p. 29).The correct place of publication, Paris, and publisher, Didot was discovered in a leaf of ads from an incomplete copy at the British Library that lists various Didot publications for sale.An earlier translation of Parts I and II of Pamela appeared in 1741, in all likelihood by Chesnaye des Bois, as well. "This French edition was published after the fifth English edition, at the time when Richardson was begining to revise his text for the handsome octavo edition of the novel. According to the preface of the translator in Volume I, Richardson furnished him with a small number of additions and corrections for the text" (Ibid, p. 16). And in the edition under notice, the translation for the first two parts has been revised by Chesnaye de Bois per Richardson and the sequel has been translated for the first time.Sale 15n (p. 29). Rochedieu, pp. 279-80. [Attributes: First Edition]

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        1742-45 2 Vols PHYTANTHOZA-Iconographia Botany WEINMANN

      45 - Ratisbonae- Hieronymo Lenz 1742 - Two text volumes of this famous comprehensive botanical work, one of the first of its kind. Whilst these volumes have none of the illustrations,they arestill a grand reference guidefor eighteenth century botany. The complete set with plates is usually over 50,000. There are no illustrations present. Volumes Three and Four only. With red and black title pages in German. The last leaf of volume three is missing, page 487/488. Text of vols 3 and 4 by Ambrosius Karl Bieler -BL. In Latin and German. Johann Wilhelm Weinmann, 1683 - 1741, was a German apothecary and botanist, and noted for his creation of Phytanthoza Iconographia between 1737 and 1745. Condition: In decorative half calf bindings. Externally, rubbed, with some loss. The tail of the spine of volume threeis missing, and the top is partially detached. The joints are just starting. Internally, firmly bound, generally bright with intermittent light browning, and some handling marks. There is foxing with tidemarks that are largely marginal, becoming prominent to the first and last few pages. There are professional repairs to the front blank and title page, and the last page, of volume four, that do not affect the text. With a small bookplate to each front pastedown. Overall: GOOD. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Auctores Mythographi Latini

      Samuelem Luchtmans- J. Wetstenium et G. Smith, Amsterdam 1742 - Van Staveren Augustino ~ Auctores Mythographi Latini. Cajus Julius Hyginus, Fab. Planciad. Fulgentius, Lactantius Placidus, Albricus Philosophus cum integris commentariis ~Jacoli Micylli, Joannis Schefferi, et Thomae Munckeri quibus adcedunt ~ Thomae Wopkensii emendationes ac conjecturae AUGUSTINO VAN STAVEREN, qui & suas animadversiones adjecit ~ Lugd. Batav. Amstelaed., apud Samuelem Luchtmans- J. Wetstenium et G. Smith, 1742 In-4, vélin époque, dos à 6 nerfs, larges filets et fleurons dorés, large médaillon central aux armes de la ville d'Amsterdam sur les 2 plats dans un encadrement de filet double avec fleurons d'angle, le tout estampé à froid, [66]-962-[24] pages, titre frontispice dessiné et gravé par Bleyswyck et 40 figures d'astronomie - zodiaque et autres constellations figurées - sont au format approximatif de 70 x 80 millimètres le tout gravé sur cuivre. Nombreuses lettrines et magnifiques culs de lampe. "Recueil estimé", Brunet I, 549. Le très beau titre-frontispice met en scène les principaux personnages de la mythologie antique dans un paysage de mer et de rochers. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        DISCOURS SUR LES DIFFERENTES FIGURES DES ASTRES Ou l'on donne l'Explication des Taches lumineuses qu'on a observées dans le Ciel: Des Etoiles qui paroissent s'allumer & s'eteindre: De celles qui paroissent changer de

      Paris G. Martin Jean-Baptiste Coignard & les Freres Guerin 1742 - grandeur: De l'Anneau de Saturne: Et des effets que peuvent produire les Cometes. Second edition 1742 enlarged, (first published in 1732), French text, 8vo, 200 x 120 mm, 7¾ x 4¾ inches, engraved frontispiece printed on a blue ground, woodcut diagrams in the text, pages (16), 176, half-title present, bound in full antique mottled calf, raised bands, gilt decoration in compartments, gilt lettered morocco label, all edges red, marbled endpapers. Spine showing wear, 10 mm (½ inch) repair at head, tiny chips at tail and to 3 of the raised bands, hinges starting to crack at top, corners slightly worn, front inner paper hinge cracked, sign of removal of small bookplate to front pastedown, occasional slight light foxing, otherwise contents very bright and clean. Binding tight and firm. A good sound copy of an important astronomical book. Maupertuis (1698-1759) studied mathematics in Paris and became converted to Newtonian mechanics during a visit to London in 1728. This was his first published work and is considered the first unequivocal Newtonian text to come from a French scientist. "In it he objected to Cartesianism on the ground that it was unable to explain why Kepler's laws should hold." In his second book La Figure de la Terre (1738) he published the results of an expedition with the scientist Clairaut to Lapland to measure as accurately as possible the length of a degree of longitude, by which he was able to prove Newton's theory that the earth was flattened at the poles. See Gjertsen, The Newton Handbook, page 346-7; Babson Catalogue of Newton's Works, page 48. MORE IMAGES ATTACHED TO THIS LISTING. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Discours sur les differentes Figures des Astres ou l'on donne l'Explication des Taches lumineuses qu'on a observées dans le Ciel: Des Etoiles qui paroissent s'allumer & s'eteindre: De celles qui paroissent changer de grandeur: De l'Anneau de Saturne: Et des effets que peuvent produire les Cométes. Seconde édition augmentée.

      Chez G. Martin,, A Paris, 1742 - Cm. 19,5, pp. (16) 176. Con antiporta illustrata e parecchie figure nel testo. Bella legatura coeva in piena pelle, dorso liscio con titoli e ricchi fregi, piatti inquadrati da triplice filetto. Dentelles interne, sguardie marmorizzate e tagli in oro. Esemplare genuino e ben conservato con solo qualche leggera fioritura alle carte centrali. Copia appartenuta al celebre astronomo e matematico tedesco Joachim Otto Fleckenstein (1914-1980) di cui appare il timbro di possesso alla prima carta bianca ed al frontespizio. Si tratta della seconda edizione, di molto ampliata rispetto all'originale apparso nel 1732 e che, rispetto a quest'ultimo, presenta molti passaggi originali. In quest'opera Maupertuis intervenne per la prima volta sul problema della struttura della terra sostenendo, d'accordo con la visione meccanica newtoniana, che essa e tutti gli altri corpi celesti, fosse appiattita ai poli. Cfr. Poggendorf II, 85. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        A Collection Of The Laws of the Customs Now in Force, To prevent Frauds and Abuses in the Revenue . . . Being An Abridgement of several Acts of Parliament . . . Wherein are contained The Powers given by the Laws now in Force [etc.]. Goldsmiths 7924

      Printed by Thomas Baskett . . . for Robert Vincent [etc.], London 1742 - ?Later 1/2 calf, rubbed, title clipped, else a good untrimmed copy A rare work, seeking to provide "outdoor officers" with sufficient legal knowledge to stem fraud, digesting the laws from the 14th century onwards, providing opinions of counsel on doubtful points, and listing the legal wharfs; three copies in RLIN

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        Dissertation sur l'incertitude des signes de la mort, et des enterremens & embaumemens précipités; par M. Jacques Benigne-Winslow. Traduite, & commentée par Jacques-Jean Bruhier ¿ .

      Morel, Prault père, Prault fils, Simon fils, Paris 1742 - pet. in-8, 364 pp., plein veau de l¿époque, dos à nerfs orné, titre doré sur pièce de titre, tranches rouges, coiffes manquantes, charnières fendues en queue sur 2 cm et 3 cm, intérieur très frais. Thèse de Winslow, traduite et considérablement augmentée par Bruhier. Cet ouvrage, enrichi de 268 observations de morts apparentes (mais dont certaines, colportées, ne sont pas dignes de foi), vise à démontrer que la putréfaction est le seul signe certain de décès. Bruhier introduit la notion de mort apparente et de mort intermédiaire (processus progressif et pas toujours irréversible) et expose les causes de mort apparente. Cet ouvrage eut une grande influence, avec notamment comme conséquences pratiques l¿établissement d¿un « Projet de règlement » et la publication de l¿ouvrage de Louis sur les signes de la mort. Les ouvrages de Winslow et de Bruhier « représentèrent un des grands moments de la conscience européenne au siècle des lumières. Ils proposent une interprétation scientifique et une position rationnelle face à l¿existence des enterrés prématurés et des morts qui « revivent » (J.Fallot). Ce livre, devenu rare, fut traduit en de nombreuses langues. Jean-Jacques Bruhier d¿Ablaincourt, né à Beauvais, étudia la médecine à Angers, puis à Paris. Il fut membre de l¿Académie des sciences. C. Milanesi (Mort apparente, mort imparfaite), pp. 25-27, pp. 112-113 « ouvrage exposant une doctrine cohérente sur l¿incertitude des signes de la mort [¿] Bruhier apporta une contribution décisive en instaurant entre les deux états un temps et un état intermédiaires de confusion entre la vie et la mort, qui rendirent possible un retour à la première : l¿état de mort apparente. » ; R. Olry. La phobie des inhumations prématurées. Vesalius, 1996, II, pp. 111-117 ; J. Fallot (Cette mort qui n¿en est pas une.), p. 157 [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Mémoires de la Cour de France, Pour les Années 1688. & 1689

      Bernard, Amsterdam 1742 - Petit in-8 (171 x 105 mm), veau marbré, dos à cinq nerfs orné, pièce de maroquin rouge, dentelle sur les coupes, tranches rouges (reliure d'époque). (Très bon état malgré des défauts d'usage, quelques frottements sur les charnières, coins usés, quelques rousseurs, petit trou en marge page 143.). // Small octavo (171 x 105 mm), marbled calf, red morocco label, dentelle on turns-in, red edges (contemporary binding). (Very good condition despite some defects of use, some rubbings on hinges, corners used, some spots, small hole in margins page 143.)

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        A JOURNEY TO THE WORLD UNDER-GROUND. By Nicholas Klimius [pseudonym]. Translated from the Original

      London: Printed for T. Astley, at the Rose in St. Paul&#39;s Church-Yard; and B. Collins, Bookseller, in Salisbury,. 1742. 12mo, pp. [1-4] [1] 2-324 + [12] pages of "Books Printed for Thomas Astley"; Collates [A] 2, B-I 12, K-O 12, P 6, <->6 [ads],. recently rebound in antique calf, front and rear panels ruled in gold and tooled in blind, spine panel tooled in gold, new black leather labels, marbled endpapers.. Early owner&#39;s signature on title leaf partially eradicated, leaving. two brownish stains, tiny tear at fore-edge margin of leaf P4, tiny. chip from lower right corner of first leaf of ads, some minor soiling. to several leaves, but generally quite clean internally. Overall, a. very good copy. (#96372). First edition in English. Unlike the 1741 Latin original, this English edition was not illustrated. Holberg&#39;s Niels Klim is the first important fictional use of astronomer Edmond Halley&#39;s theory (suggested in a paper to account for magnetic phenomena published by Royal Society in 1692) that the Earth (and the other planets) consisted of concentric, nested spheres surrounding a small central sun, with, possibly, openings at the poles. Holberg&#39;s satire was first published in Latin to gain a wide audience, which it did. The book was never banned in Denmark, though it was unpopular among religious powers of the time. "Holberg was one of the leading scholars and playwrights of the eighteenth century, perhaps the chief literary figure in Denmark to date. Niels Klim has been translated into at least thirteen languages and published in more than sixty editions, including at least eight in English. It is in the genre of the imaginary voyage which has been so much a part of utopian writing from its very beginnings. In this case the voyage to the interior of the earth comes about when Niels Klim falls down a shaft and finds himself in a new world. He visits a number of different countries including Potu the ideal state, which expels him for suggesting that women should not hold public office. Other states are modeled on various terrestrial countries; in Martinia (France) he is honored for inventing the periwig. In primitive Quama (Russia) he becomes emperor by leading the inhabitants to victory over neighboring nations, but rebellion against his tyranny forces him to flee. His journey ends when he crawls through another hole and finds himself back in Norway ... Scholars have pointed out numerous resemblances to Gulliver&#39;s Travels, and there are, indeed, many similarities. Perhaps the chief difference is that Swift was concerned with the behavior of individuals and Holberg with that of society." - Lewis, Utopian Literature, p. 92. "Essentially a satire on European culture and institutions in the guise of an imaginary voyage. It was translated into Danish not long after the Latin publication, and in Denmark its acceptance has paralleled that of Swift&#39;s Gulliver&#39;s Travels in the English-speaking world ... Holberg&#39;s work is an obvious imitation of Swift&#39;s Gulliver&#39;s Travels, and a comparison is called for. Holberg&#39;s satire is wider in scope, more penetrating in analysis, and less local than Swift&#39;s; the peculiarly British elements in Swift are not paralleled by Scandinavian elements in Holberg, who also lacks Swift&#39;s misanthropy. In imagination and literary polish, however, Swift is superior to Holberg." - Bleiler, Science-Fiction: The Early Years 1114. Aldiss and Wingrove, Trillion Year Spree, pp. 78-9. Anatomy of Wonder (1976) 1-21; (1981) 1-100; (1987) 1-50; 6-346; and 6-390; (1995) 1-50; and (2004) II- 536. Clute and Nicholls (eds), The Encyclopedia of Science Fiction (1993), p. 577. Costes and Altairac, Les Terres Creuses 20. Gibson and Patrick, "Utopias and Dystopias, 1500-1750" in Gibson, St. Thomas More: A Preliminary Bibliography (1961) 710. Gove, The Imaginary Voyage in Prose Fiction, pp. 303-5. Locke, A Spectrum of Fantasy Volume III, pp. 44-5. Negley, Utopian Literature: A Bibliography 575. Nicolson, Voyages to the Moon, pp. 226-30. Bleiler (1978), p. 101. Reginald 07327.

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        Tables Historiques Et Chronologiques Des Plus Fameux Peintres Anciens Et Modernes Par Antoine Frederic Harms.

      Braunschweig, Frederic Guillaume Meyer 1742.. 2°. Titelbl., 49 nn. Bll., mit Titelblatt- u. Schlußvignette. Halbpergamentband d. Zeit, Rückenbeschriftung u. zierliche Rückenverzierung in Goldprägung, Einbanddeckel marmoriert. Folioband in gutem Zustand, Seiten fast weiß u. fleckenlos, Einbanddeckel etwas abgeschabt und aufgehellt. Titelblatt mit alter handschriftlicher Zählung (H. 9) u. Prägestempel (Det Lerchenborgske Bibliothek).. ADB 10,611 (s. Johann Oswald H.); GV 56,74. - Anton Friedrich Harms (1695-1745), war Maler, Bühnenbildner u. Kunstschriftsteller. ADB bezeichnet seine 'historischen und chronologischen Tabellen der berühmtesten Maler' als verdienstvolles Werk, das bekannter als seine Gemälde sei. Auch moderne Publikationen erwähnen die Sorgfalt und Übersichtlichkeit von Harms' Malertabellen.

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        Albert Haller. Enumeratio methodica stirpium Helvetiae indigenarum. Qua omnium brevis descriptio et synonymia compendium virium medicarum dubiarum declaratio novarum et rariorum uberior historia et icones continentur.

      Abraham Vandenhoeck,, Göttingen, 1742 - 2 Teile in 1 Band. Göttingen, Abraham Vandenhoeck, 1742. Folio. 2 n.n. Bl., 36 S., 424 S., 1 Blatt (Titel), S. 425 794, 1 w. Bl. Mit 24 (davon 3 doppelblattgrossen) Kupfern nach Zeichnungen von Christan Jeremias Rollin, gestochen von Christian Friedrich Fritzsch und Georg Daniel Heumann und 1 gestochenen Titelvignette. Lederband der Zeit mit Rückenschild und reicher Rücken- und Stehkantenvergoldung. Bibliographia Halleriana 1189. - Steinke/Profos 1189. - Lundsgaard-H: 290. - Nissen 773. - Pritzel 3718. - Erste Ausgabe der ersten wissenschaftlichen botanischen Monographie über die Pflanzen der Schweiz und der Alpen. Das Werk wurde 1768 von Haller unter neuem Titel überarbeitet neu aufgelegt. Die gestochenen Tafeln von hervorragender Qualität. - Einband etwas berieben. Kleines Exlibris auf Innendeckel. Die Tafelränder teils etwas stockfleckig, Text sauber. - Breitrandiges Exemplar. Sprache: Lateinisch Lederband der Zeit mit Rückenschild und reicher Rücken- und Stehkantenvergoldung. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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      Charles Bathurst 1742 - Ten volumes, beautifully bound in matching full leather, with gilt on the spines. In about fine condition. Comes in a large custom-made slipcase. Published in 1742 and 1743, during Swift's lifetime. Includes A Tale of a Tub and An Account of a Battle Between Ancient and Modern Books in St. James Library in volume 10. Various editions, some third editions, some fourth, some later. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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