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        MEMOIRES POUR SERVIR A L'HISTOIRE NATURELLE DES PETRIFICATIONS DANS LES QUATRE PARTIES DU MONDE. Avec figures et divers indices aussi méthodiques que nécessaires.

      - La Haye, Jean Neaulme, 1742. 20x25,5 cm. Pages de titre en rouge et noir, xvi + 91 pages + Approbation + 60 planches hors-texte (fossiles d'invertébrés notamment). Reliure de l'époque en plein veau. Dos à cinq nerfs orné de caissons dorés. Titre sur pièce de maroquin marron. Mors fendus sur quelques centimètres et manque à la coiffe supérieure. Plats et dos frottés, cependant reliure solide. Intérieur bien frais. D'origine française, Louis Bourguet avait fuit son pays à la suite de la révocation de l'édit de Nantes. Archéologue et naturaliste, il s'installa à Neuchâtel en 1731 et y enseigna la philosophie et les mathématiques. Il correspondit avec Leibnitz et Réaumur et publia de nombreux articles. Il fonda également le "Mercure suisse" en 1732. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Librairie de l'Univers]
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        Arbeitszeugnis für den Gärtnergesellen Johann Philipp Fischer. Handschrift auf Pergament. Unten rechts eingenhändige Unterschrift des Ausstellers

      St. Georgen am See, 18. Dez. 1742. 41 x 60 cm. 1 Seiten mit handgezeichnetem Wappen (15 x 10 cm) und überwiegend kalligraphischem Text, gefaltet - Georg Fechter, "bestallter Hoff- Lust- und Orange-Gärtner" des Markgrafen Friedrich III. von Brandenburg-Bayreuth im Schloßgarten von St. Georgen am See, bescheinigt dem "ehrbaren und kunst-liebenden Johann Philipp Fischer, gebürtig auß der Grafschaft Lippe in Westphalen gelegen", vom 18. März bis 18. Dezember 1742 "getreu, fleyßig und der maßen und dermaßen bezeugt, wie es einem bescheidenen Menschen und Gärtner-Gesellen zukommt". St. Georgen am See, heute ein Stadtteil von Bayreuth, wurde 1702 von dem Erbprinzen (später Markgraf) Georg Wilhelm im barocken Stil angelegt und unter Markgraf Friedrich III. vollendet. Von einem Schönschreiber angefertigte Urkunde, der überwiegende Text der Handschrift ist kalligraphisch reich verziert mit Ranken und Blattwerk, enthält im oberen Drittel in der Mitte das Wappen des Fürstentums Brandenburg-Bayreuth in Handzeichnung. -

      [Bookseller: Wenner Antiquariat]
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        Il cortegiano, or the courtier: written by the learned Conte Baldassar Castiglione, and a new version of the same into English. Together with his other celebrated pieces, as well Latin as Italian, both in prose and verse. To which is prefix?d The life of the author. By A. P. Castiglione, Gent. The second edition.

      for H. Slater, W. and T. Payne, T. Wright and J. Duncan,, London 1742 - Prepared by A.P. Castiglione, who claimed to be a descendant of the author. With its parallel Italian and English texts and an extensive life of the author, this was a popular translation. This is a reissue (with cancel title-page) of the sheets of the 1727 and 1737 editions. 4to (248 × 185 mm), pp. [lxii], 480, 473-508, plus engraved portrait. Price at foot of title trimmed. Contemporary calf, gilt. Joints cracked but secure, corners slightly worn, head of spine and spine label chipped, but still a handsome copy. [ESTC lists BL and St Patrick?s College only in the British Isles and 7 US copies (Boston Athenaeum, Cleveland Public Library, Columbia, Harvard [Houghton], Johns Hopkins, New York Public Library, and University of Illinois).] [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Justin Croft Antiquarian Books Ltd ABA]
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        An Essay towards a Natural History of Serpents.

      Pub. Printed for the Author. 1742 - pp.xxiii, 240 plus index. Illustrated with seven pages of copper engraved plates. Scattered, lightly coloured foxing to parts of the work. Overall contents in very good to fine condition being very bright. Recently rebound in half calf leather with marbled boards, new endpapers (of a very similar colour to original contents) raised bands and gilt lettering and decoration to spine. A handsome copy of this scarce work. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: C. Arden Bookseller]
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        Jødiske Historie Fra Verdens Begyndelse, Fortsatt Til disse Tider, Deelt udi Tvende Parter Ved Ludvig Holberg.

      Tom. I. Kiøbenhavn, Trykt paa Autoris Bekostning, 1742. + Jødiske Historie Fra Maccabæernes souveraine Regimente indtil denne Tid. Tom. II. Kiøbenhavn, trykt hos Ernst Henrich Berling 1742. 4to. (8) + 722; (10) + 3-736 s. Velholdt eksemplar med bred margin indbundet i ét samtidigt hellæderbind rigt dekoreret med guld på ryggen. Øverste kapitæl let beskadiget, forreste fals forneden ligeledes let mærket af tidens tand og bogens tykkelse. Navn på inderside af forperm samt på friblad.. Holbergs Jødiske Historie er den første samlede oversigt over jødernes gamle og nyere historie. Jøder var på Holbergs tid et forholdsvis nyt element i den danske befolkning, men til trods for at de i adskillige af komedierne optræder som faste komediefigurer, giver Holberg et yderst sympatisk billede af jødefolket.EM I, 301. Johansen 22, 1-2

      [Bookseller: Peter Grosells Antikvariat]
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        The history of the life and times of Cardinal Wolsey : Prime Minister to King Henry VIII ... In which are interspersed the lives and memorable actions of the most eminent persons ... [complete in 4 volumes] Collected from antient records, manuscripts, and historians

      London : Printed by J. Purser, for the author, 1742-1744, 1744. 1st Edition. Physical description: 4 v. : fronts. (ports.) plates (part fold.) ; 20 1/2 cm. Subjects: Wolsey, Thomas, 1475?-1530 -- Biography -- Great Britain -- History -- 15th / 16th century. Notes: Vol. 1 published anonymously; prefaces of v. 2-4 signed J. Grove. Vol. 2-4 contain, in the form of foot-notes: The secret history of the cardinal, by George Cavendish - this is a reprint of the 1641 ed. of his: Negotiations of Thomas Wolsey. cf. Dict. nat. biog., vol. IX, p. 346. Finely bound in the original full aniline calf. Professionally and period-sympathetically rebacked with red and black Morocco gilt-blocked labels and raised bands; very impressively finished. Corners sharp with an overall tight, bright and clean impression. Minor library marks remain internally, with Falmouth Free Library bookplates to endpapers of vols. 1, 2 & 4.

      [Bookseller: MW Books Ltd.]
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        Globi Coelestis in Tabulas Planas Redacti Pars I-VI

      Nuremburg:, c. 1742. [Celestial charts] Set of six charts, offered only as a set. Size: 580 x 490 mm each. Copper engraving. Original colour. All parts are in fine condition. 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.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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      London: for John and Paul Knapton and John Nourse., 1742 An abridgment of all the papers relating to Natrual Philosophy, which have been publish’d by the members of that illustrious society, from the year 1699 to 1720. With many curious observations relating to the natural history and anatomy of animals, & c. In five volumes, Vol. I. X-456, [15]pp., index of contents and authors, [1]pp. publisher’s ads. Vol. II. [1]-407pp., [15]pp. gen. index & author’s names, 10pp. Addenda. Vol. III. 1-422pp., [13]pp gen. index & author’s names, [3]pp. publisher’s ads. Vol. IV. [1]-410pp., [14]pp. gen. index & author’s names, 11-22pp. addenda continued from Vol. II. Vol. V. [1]-426pp., [14]pp., gen. index & author’s names. Illustrated with 44 (of 45) copper engraved plates, plate 3 in Vol. II not bound in, [nor is there any evidence of its removal], all but two plates folding. Vols. 1 & 5 imprinted John and Paul Knapton and John Nourse. Vols. 2,3 & 4 imprinted John and Paul Knapton and Francis Cogan and John Nourse. All bound in contemporary calf, raised bands, brown morocco labels gilt, remaining compartments stamped in gilt. Light toning to text of volume one, loss to outer margin of one leaf in volume 5, a very tiny worm hole through a few outer margins in volume 4. Provenance: From the library of noted science collector, Melvin Edward Jahn with his bookplate and the Downfield library with armorial bookplate. A lovely and fine set of this collection of extracts and abridgements pertaining to a variety of topics; geology, natural history, meteorology, medicine, and astronomy and more.. FIRST EDITION IN ENGLISH. Small Octavo.

      [Bookseller: Charles Parkhurst Rare Books, Inc.]
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        The Other Side of the Question : Or, an Attempt to Rescue the Characters of the Two Royal Sisters Q. Mary and Q. Anne, out of the Hands of the D---S D---- of ---------- of [I. E. the Duchess Dowager of Marlborough] . Which all the Remarkables in Her Grace's Late Account Are Stated in Their Full Strength, and As Fully Answer'd; the Conduct of Several Noble Persons is Justify'd; and all the Necessary Lights Are Thrown on Our Court-History....

      London : Printed For T. Cooper, 1742. 1st Edition. Physical desc. : [4], 467, [1]p. : 8vo. Subject: Anne, Queen of Great Britain, 1665-1714. Marlborough, Sarah Jennings Churchill, Duchess of, 1660-1744. Notes: A woman of quality is usually identified as James Ralph. D--- etc. = Sarah, Dowager Duchess of Marlborough. Reference: ESTC T95227. Finely bound in modern aniline calf over marble boards. Raised bands with a dark morocco gilt-blocked label. Spine compartments uniformly tooled in gilt. An exceptional copy - scans and additional bibliographic detail on request.

      [Bookseller: MW Books Ltd.]
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        Lo Stato presente di tutti i Paesi, e Popoli del Mondo naturale, politico, e morale, con nuove osservazioni, e correzioni degli antichi, e moderni viaggiatori. Volume XI. Delle sette Provincie Unite, dei Paesi Bassi, degli Svizzeri, dei Grigioni, e loro alleati.

      presso Giambatista Albrizzi,, in Venezia, 1742 - In-8° (191x134mm), pp. (16), 431, legatura coeva p. pergamena con titolo manoscritto in antico al dorso. Tagli a spruzzo. Frontespizio con fregio inciso e due timbri settecenteschi di appartenenza nobiliare. Antiporta allegorica incisa su rame e altre 17 tavole calcografiche f.t., molte delle quali ripiegate, con vedute delle principali località olandesi e svizzere, carte geografiche delle due nazioni, una scena di pattinaggio su ghiaccio in Olanda, serpenti mostruosi ritrovati nelle Alpi elvetiche, cristalli curiosi rinvenuti nelle Alpi, ecc. Dedicatoria a Giovanni Donà sormontata dal suo blasone inciso. Ottima copia. Prima edizione italiana del volume dedicato ai Paesi Bassi e alla Svizzera della celebre e poderosa opera del Salmon. L'opera, scritta originariamente in inglese, pubblicata tra il 1737 e il 1766 e presto tradotta nelle principali lingue europee, compreva all'origine ben 26 volumi. Thomas Salmon (Londra, 1679-1767), geografo e poligrafo inglese, è oggi noto per questa imponente impresa della "Modern History or the Present State of all Nations", oggetto di numerose traduzioni, rifacimenti ed imitazioni in varie lingue. Cfr. Morazzoni, p. 253. Cremonini, 64.

      [Bookseller: Gilibert Libreria Antiquaria (ILAB-LILA)]
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        A General Abridgment of Law and Equity: Alphabetically Digested

      2010. Viner, Charles. A General Abridgment of Law and Equity: Alphabetically Digested Under Proper Titles, with Notes and References to the Whole. Aldershot: Printed for the Author, 1742-1753. 23 volumes. Hardcover folio (9" x 14") [with] one searchable DVD. Reprinted 2010 by The Lawbook Exchange, Ltd. ISBN-13: 9781584779773. ISBN-10: 1584779772. Hardcover. New. * Reprint of the First edition. Descended from Rolle's Abridgment, Viner's Magnum Opus marks the end of an era in English legal bibliography. Originally intended as a continuation of D'Anver's abridgment, which ends at "Factor," Viner's work went on to become the longest and most detailed work of its kind. According to Winfield, "[i]t is the megatherium of the older abridgments...For several years we have used Viner for the purpose of getting all available references to all existing cases on three or four branches of the law, and we have found his book very useful." Marvin adds that "it is a vast Index of the law" that "often rewards the labour when all other resources have failed." In addition to the Abridgment, Viner [1678-1756] contributed much for the study of English law through his posthumous establishment of the Vinerian chair and Vinerian scholarships. The first holder of the Vinerian Chair was Sir William Blackstone. During his tenure he delivered the lectures that formed the basis of his Commentaries on the Laws of England. Winfield, The Chief Sources of English Legal History 244-45. Please inquire with reference to individual volumes if desired.

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        [Presentation of the Virgin in the Temple]

      [Venice: J. Baptist Pasquali, No date but 1742]. Woodcut by Jackson, on two sheets only (of 3, lacking the left sheet), printed from four blocks in light grayish umber, medium brown, dark gray and dark brown), right sheet dedicated to Sir Erasmus Phillipps. Overall image size: 22 x 34 3/4 inches. Individual sheet size: 28 1/4 x 20 inches. [Kainen 25]. Fine condition. A fine pair of untouched examples of Jackson's work: two of the extraordinary chiaroscuro woodcuts from his very rare masterpiece: 'Titiani Vecelii Pauli Caliarii Jacobi Robusti et Jacobi de Ponte Opera selectiora a Joanne Baptista Jackson, Anglo ligno coelata et coloribus adumbrata' - one of the great glories of 18th-century print-making. Jackson began the Titiani Vecelii... in 1739 with three subscribers, and despite difficulties in obtaining other subscribers due to the outbreak of war in Europe, he managed to complete the twenty-four prints depicting 17 paintings by 1743, and the work was published as a bound volume in 1745. During the four and a half years Jackson was involved in this project, he included the techniques of embossing in his prints, he had cut and proofed ninety-four blocks, and had brought chiaroscuro forward as a strong alternative to standard engraving as a means of reproducing paintings. In his book of 1754, An Essay on the Invention of Engraving and Printing in Chiaro Oscuro, Jackson comments on his medium; "... there is a masterly and free Drawing [in chiaroscuro], a boldness of Engraving and Relief, which pleases a true Taste more than all the little Exactness found in the Engravings in Copper plates...". These particular prints are unusual and particularly desireable in that they are completely uncut, showing the stab holes of the original sewing in the right margin, and the registration holes in the upper and lower margins. These registration holes were made by Jackson during the printing process. In addition there is an attractive 'waviness' to the paper that is the natural result of Jackson's extreme printing method. The untouched nature of the prints also allows for an appreciation of the three-dimensional texture that Jackson brings to the image by the use of multiple blocks - some apparently used just to add physical depth to the image rather than another colour. Cf. Bigmore & Wyman A Bibliography of Printing (1880-1886) I, pp.205 and 365; cf. Burch Colour Printing and Colour Printers pp.72-77; cf. Chatto & Jackson A Treatise on Wood-Engraving (1861) pp.453-457; cf. Frankau Eighteenth-Century Colour-Prints (1907) pp.42-46; cf. Hardie English Coloured Books (1906) pp.19-27; Kainen John Baptist Jackson: 18th-Century Master of the Color Woodcut (1962) 25; cf. Le Blanc Manuel de l'amateur d'estampes (1854-1888) II, p.416; cf. Linton The Masters of Wood Engraving (1889) p.214; cf. NaglerAllgemeines Kunstler-Lexicon (1835-1852) VI, pp383- 384

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        LIFE AND EXPLOITS OF DON QUIXOTE DE LA MANCHA. Translated from the original Spanish of Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra by Charles Jarvis, Esq. Now Carefully Revised and Corrected. To which is prefixed A Life of the Author

      London: S. A. and H. Oddy, 1742. 2 volumes. The First Jarvis edition. 2 engraved frontispieces, 2 engraved titlepages and over 60 other very finely executed full page engravings, 68 total. 4to, full contemporary polished calf. the spine with raised bands gilt ruled, contrasting red and green morocco lettering and numbering labels gilt. Antique and sympathetic reback to style. xxxii, vi, 355; xii, 388. A handsome period set in a nice state of preservation, rebacked to style at some time. AN IMPORTANT FIRST EDITION OF THIS HIGHLY REGARDED AND EARLY ENGLISH TRANSLATION. BEAUTIFULLY ILLUSTRATED WITH FINE FULL-PAGE ENGRAVINGS THROUGHOUT. An appealing set of Cervantes' magnificent and romantic tale. Jarvis' is one of the best-known and earliest translations into English. Its presentation, from the point of view of the quality of the art of the book is splendid. Very finely executed full page engravings, engraved head and tail pieces, and engraved capitals make for a creation of the highest order. There is a fine ‘Life of Cervantes’ preceding the text translated from the original Spanish and with an especially handsome engraving of Cervantes. In addition, significant content was gained from researching the old histories and chronicles with which the Spaniards of the 16th century were familiar. Thus, many of the period poetical nuances have here been included in English for the first time.

      [Bookseller: Buddenbrooks, Inc.]
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        Zu dem hoechsten alleinigen Iehovah gerichtete theosophische Herzens Andachten, oder Fürstliche selbst abgefassete Gedanken, wie wir durch Gottes Gnade uns von dem Fluch des Irdischen befreyen und im Gebet zum wahren Lichte und himmlischen Ruhe in Gott eingehen sollen; nebst einigen aus dem Buch der Natur und Schrifft hergeleiteten Philosophischen Betrachtungen

      O. O. u. Dr., 1742.. Mit Kupfertitel von Stockmar nach Keülla (?) und Holzschnitt-Schlussvignette. 148 S. Blindgeprägter Lederband d. Zt. 19,5 x 16 cm. Wolfstieg 42102: "Sehr selten. Enthält die Resultate der Forschungen des Herzogs zur Ergründung des Zwecks der Maurerei". - Seltener Privatdruck, den der Herzog Ernst August nur in Geschenkexemplaren für seine engsten Freunde drucken ließ. Mit eigenhändiger Unterschrift des Autors auf dem Titel, zusätzlich gest. Porträt und Wappen des Herzogs zu Beginn montiert.- Das fein gestochene Titelblatt zeigt im unteren Rand das herzogliche Lustschloss Belvedere sowie die gekrönten Initialen des Herzogs in rankenumkränztem Oval auf einem Postament. Der Herzog Ernst August von Sachsen-Weimar-Eisenach (1688-1748) gilt als prunkliebender Herrscher. In Nachahmung Ludwigs XIV. pflegte er verschiedene kostspielige Leidenschaften wie Alchemie und hatte großes Interesse an der theosophischen Mystik. Beide Passionen finden in diesem Luxusdruck ihren Niederschlag. - Einband beschabt und bestoßen, leicht fleckig. Leicht gebräunt, Titel in der Unterecke leicht fingerfleckig, 1 S. mit Anmerkungen in Tinte.

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Turszynski]
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        Consultations de Médecine

      Paris,: Osmont, , Clousier & Durand,, 1742-1747.. 4 volumes: [ii, blank], [iii], viii, [ii], 466, [ii, blank]; [ii, blank], xii, 500, [viii], ii, blank]; [ii, blank], xiii, [iii], 480, [ii, blank]; [ii, blank], xi, [i], 306, [vi], [ii, blank] pp. Small 8vo (10,1 x 16,6 cm.). Nicely and uniformly bound in contemporary marbled calf; spine with 5 raised bands and richly gilt tooled with floral decoration in the compartments, gilt lettered and numbered on red morocco labels; marbled end-papers, edges red washed (a splendid 18th century binding with only a few minute defaults). ¶ A very nice, attractive and complete copy of this series of epistolary consultations. ONLY two other complete copies recorded in the WorldCat (NLM & BNF.). Little is known about the author, He was "docteur régent de la Faculté de Paris" and physician to Louis XV. The work itselfs consist of 150 letters from patients to the doctor, composed between 1735 and 1746. Le Thieullier, strongly influenced by Hoffmann, published these letter to instruct the "jeunes médecins". All together these "consultations" gives a magnificent idea of the medical practise during the period in France (Paris) and the pathological conditions involved, i.a. hemiplegia, tuberculosis, migraines, cardiac and circullation failures, cancer of the cervix, glaucoma, stones, cirrhosis of liver, etc. The first volume is here in the second (corrected?) edition, the other volumes are in first edition. ADDED: A copy of volume one in the first edition of 1739 (mediocre copy in worn contemporary calf binding), making this a unique set with the vol

      [Bookseller: Sylco bvba livres anciens - antiquarian ]
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        A General Abridgment of Law and Equity

      57 - Aldershot - Printed for the author, 1742 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. First edition. A scarce set of Charles Viner's extensive influential work on Common Law. First edition. Complete in twenty-three volumes. In 1847 John Gage Marvin, an American legal bibliographer, described the work thus:The laborious author spent nearly fifty years upon his Abridgment, the most voluminous production of any single individual in the whole bibliography of the Common Law. Whatever is to be found in the old Abridgments, or in all printed and several MS. Reports anterior to Geo. III. , Mr. Viner has translated, abridged, remodelled, and introduced or referred to in his work. This set includes the twelfth volume, on Evidence, as well as the index volume, both of which were published posthumously in 1757. Charles Viner (bap. 1678, d. 1756), legal writer and university benefactor, was born in Salisbury. Viner entered the Middle Temple in 1700, and although he was never called to the bar he kept chambers in King's Bench Walk, Temple, from where he gave occasional legal advice. His real interest, however, was more in the literature of the law than in its practice. He began to collect notes of recently decided cases in 1703, but devoted the greater part of his life to the exhaustive arrangement of existing legal materials under alphabetical headings, based on the works of his predecessors Robert Brooke and Henry Rolle. This workwas printed, reputedly under Viner's direction at his own home, on paper watermarked with his monogram, published by him personally, and the earlier volumes sold from his chambers in the Temple. Though unwieldy to use, it was the most comprehensive attempt to render accessible the legal materials printed before his time, and it remains an invaluable key to these works. [DNB]With previous owner's bookplates to many front pastedowns of one John Barton, and ink stamps of Cornwell House to many front free endpapers. Five volumes have a small copperplate inscription to front free endpaper or title page of one F. Fisher. Lists of subscribers to each volume except the index. Condition: In calf bindings with raised bands and leather spine labels with gilt titling. Externally, rather worn with slightloss to leather of many volumes and bumping to extremities. One board detached, 18 boards held by cords only and 23 joints cracked or tender. Internally, three front free endpapers, four rear free endpapersand one rear blank detached with one rear free endpaper starting. Otherwise, all volumes are generally firmly bound and bright with occasional foxing and evidence of past worming, mostly to first and last few pages. Most pages remain clean. Overall: GOOD ONLY.

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        Collegium Universi Juris Canonici

      Venice - Beneventi, 1742 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. Alovelycopy of Engel's Canon Law of the Universe, 'heretofore divided according to the object that there are three kinds of law, keeping the order of Decretalium more accurately translated, and greatly enriched by the Index'. Eighth Edition. To the rear is a 'manualfor parish priests,their functions and obligations to the parishes, pastors, and parishioners regardingadministatione of the sacraments, of the tithes, offerings, burials, and goods of parish priests, and also of prayers, oaths, and interest'. Interesting bookplate to front pastedown. Bookseller's ink stamp of P. Fraternali and Co, Rome to front pastedown. P. Ludovico Engel was of the order of St Benedict. Canon law is the body of laws & regulations made or adopted by ecclesiastical authority, for the government of the Christian organization and its members. It is the internal ecclesiastical law governing the Catholic Church (both Latin Rite and Eastern Catholic Churches), the Eastern and Oriental Orthodox churches, and the Anglican Communion of churches. The way that such church law is legislated, interpreted and at times adjudicated varies widely among these three bodies of churches. In all three traditions, a canon was originally a rule adopted by a council; these canons formed the foundation of canon law. The Order of Saint Benedict (Latin name: Ordo Sancti Benedicti) is a Roman Catholic religious order of independent monastic communities that observe the Rule of St. Benedict. Within the order, each individual community (which may be a monastery, a priory or abbey) maintains its own autonomy, while the organization as a whole exists to represent their mutual interests. Condition: In a half vellum binding. Externally rubbed, the front hinge starting. The hinges have been reinforced. Internally, firmly bound. Lovely and bright, and generally clean throughout withjust a couple ofinstances of light foxing. Ink library stamps of St. Augustine's, Ramsgate. Small ink mark 'HD' on the spine. Overall: VERY GOOD..

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        Elemens de Fortification a l'Usage des Jeunes Officiers

      Chez Charles-Antoine Jombert, Paris. Second Edition. Full-Leather. Very Good. Second edition. First plate heavily foxed, small ink sketch on verso of front free endpaper, board edges a bit rubbed. 1742 Full-Leather. 12mo. [20], 312 pp., 17 plates, 12 (publisher catalog). Full leather, five raised spine bands, gilt decorated compartments, gilt title on red leather panel, marbled endpapers. French text. A treatise on systems of constructing military fortifications, with references to the designs of Marechal de Vauban, Comte de Pagan and others. Plates illustrate horn works, the use of moats, etc. OCLC shows only 10 copies, half of which are within the US. Not in Avery Memorial Library Catalog.

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

      Paris: "Par et chez le Sr. le Rouge", 1742. Copper-engraved map, period hand colouring in outline. 23 1/2 x 20 1/4 inches. 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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        The History Of the Adventures Of Joseph Andrews

      London: A. Millar. 1st Edition. Hardcover. Very Good. FIRST EDITION of Fielding's first novel, in handsome contemporary calf. "Fielding's Joseph Andrews was published anonymously in 1742. Described on the title page as 'Written in Imitation of the Manner of Cervantes, author of Don Quixote,' it begins as a burlesque of [Richardson's] Pamela, with Joseph, Pamela's virtuous footman brother, resisting the attempts of a highborn lady to seduce him. The parodic intention soon becomes secondary, and the novel develops into a masterpiece of sustained irony and social criticism, with, at its centre, Parson Adams, one of the great comic figures of literature and a striking confirmation of the contention of the 19th-century Russian novelist Fyodor Dostoyevsky that the positively good man can be made convincing in fiction only if rendered to some extent ridiculous. Fielding explains in his preface that he is writing 'a comic Epic-Poem in Prose.' He was certainly inaugurating a new genre in fiction" (Britannica). London: A. Millar, 1742. 12mo, contemporary full calf rebacked with original spines laid down. Two volumes. With four pages of ads at end of vol. 1; vol. 2 with one ad leaf opposite title and two pages of ads at rear. Early bookplate. Without spine label on vol. 1. Discoloration to margin of a few leaves in vol. 1; vol 2 clean. A very handsome set.

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        The History of the Adventures of Joseph Andrews,

      London: for A. Millar,, 1742. And of his Friend, Mr. Abraham Adams. Written in Imitation of The Manner of Cervantes, Author of Don Quixote. 2 volumes, duodecimo. Early 19th-century red morocco by F. Bedford, spines elaborately gilt in compartments with garland, sunburst, and olive branch tools, 5 raised bands, marbled endpapers, triple line rule to boards, turn-ins, and all edges gilt. Housed in a tan cloth solander case. Lacking the publisher's ads. Front blanks of volume I a little loose at the upper edge but holding. An excellent set, handsomely bound. First edition. Joseph Andrews is the first comic novel in English – a new species of writing that Fielding in his Preface called "a comic Epic-Poem in Prose" – featuring the Quixotic exploits of his most memorable character, Parson Adams. Fielding had already burlesqued the epistolary form and naïve moralism of Richardson's Pamela in An Apology for the Life of Mrs Shamela Andrews (1741), but he quickly realised that he had the foundation of a much more ambitious work, embodying an alternative conception of the art of fiction and effectively a new genre in English.

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      London: Printed for A. Millar, 1742.. xix,[1],306;[4],312,[2]pp. Two volumes. 12mo. One preliminary page and two terminal pages of ads in volume two, but bound without the terminal adverts in volume one. Early 20th century speckled calf, spines gilt extra, gilt labels, a.e.g. Minuscule loss at corner of crown of one spine, joints faintly rubbed, first title slightly dust darkened, otherwise a very good, or somewhat better, set. First edition of the author's first novel, printed in an edition of only 1500 sets. Although a self-proclaimed "imitation" of Cervantes, Richardson's PAMELA was the actual target of Fielding's attention. CROSS III:305. ROTHSCHILD 844. BLOCK 77.

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        The History of the Adventures of Joseph Andrews, and his Friend, Mr. Abraham Adams ... The Second edition: Revised and Corrected with Alterations and Additions by the Author

      London: Printed for A. Millar ... , 1742. Second edition of the author's first novel (printed in the same year as first ed.). 2 vols., 12mo. xxii, [2], 308, [4 ads] pp.; viii, 304 pp. Bound in very pretty full modern mottled calf, richly gilt-panelled spines with onlaid morocco lettering pieces, a e.g. Joints neatly repaired, custom gray cloth slipcase. Small chip from heaf of first volume. Lovely set. Cross, III p. 306 ("2,000 copies printed"); Rothschild 844 (1st ed.) . Printed in an edition of 2,000 copies, in the same year as the first (1500 copies)

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        Ocupación en el Retiro, comprehendida en la Sylva que, en respuesta de otra, embia desde su Quinta Galindo a Ergasto. Descrive christianos y virtuosos exercicios, passatiempos apacibles y entretenimiento del Campo. Persuade comunes y generales engaños de varias opiniones que se padecen en el Siglo. Inculca evidentes desengaños para reformacion de la vida y preparacion de la Muerte

      Lisboa, en la Inprenta (sic) de Antonio Isidoro de Affonsec, 1742. 4to.; 36 hojas, 121 pp. Dedicatoria y preliminares en portugués. Taladro de polilla en 56 pp. que afecta letras del texto y en los márgenes blancos exterior e interior, afectando ocasionalmente. Ejemplar falto del arbol genealógico de Don Francisco Melo. Encuadernación moderna en media piel. Obra extraordinariamente rara del "capitán catalán" y poeta Garcés de Gralla. Dedicada por el impresor y polígrafo Francisco Luis Ameno a Francisco de Melo, las dieciseis páginas de dedicatoria constituyen una genealogía de la familia Melo. Uno de los "Cantos" es una extensa descripción de las plantas comestibles del Brasil, con sus nombres populares.

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        Theses Selectae ex Universa Philosophia, Quas ... Sub Auspiciis Magnae Matris Et Virginis Lauretanae In Oggersheim Singularis Patronae Electoratus Palatini, In Alma Et Antiquissima Electorali Universitate Heidelbergensi, Praeside R. P. Jacobo Emerich Societatis Jesu, AA. LL. & Philosophiae Magistro, eiusdemque in dicta Universitate Professore Publico & Ordinari.o, Facultatis Philosophicae h. t. Decano, Pro Suprema Philosophiae Laurea Consequenda Publice Defendendas Susceperunt ... Joannes Wendelinus Stephani, Bruchsaliensis ... Joannes Philippus Hertling, Heidelbergensis ... Rochus Antonius Baud, Wormatiensis ... Philippus Jacobus Seitz, Bensheimensis ... Franciscus Josephus Kleefisch, Düsselanus ... Jacobus Heckler, Bensheimensis

      Heidelberg, Haener 1742. 32 cm. (2), 24 Seiten mit Schlußvignette. Brokatpapier-Umschlag der Zeit. Rot auf geprägtem Goldgrund mit geringen Randschäden. - Haemmerle S. 95 mit Abbildungen - Über die Loretokapelle und Loretowallfahrt in Oggersheim / Ludwigshafen, heute überbaut mit der Wallfahrtskirche Mariä Himmelfahrt. Verfasser: Emerich, Jacob; Stephani, Johann W.; Hertling, Johann P.; Baud, Rochus Antonius; Seitz, Philipp Jakob; Kleefisch, Franz J.; Heckler, Jacob - Sprache / Language: Lateinisch / Latin -

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      - Donde os Reys de Portugal descendem, TIRADA DE LINGUAGEM UNGARA em nossa Portugueza, dirigida ao Esclarecido Principe Dom Joaõ, Filho do muy Poderoso Rey D. Manoel, primeiro deste nome. POR JOAÕ DE BARROS SEU CRIADO, E agora novamente accrescentada com a Vida deste Escritor, e offerecida AO SERENISSIMO PRINCIPE DO BRASIL D. JOSEPH NOSSO SENHOR. POR FRANCISCO DA SYLVA. Quarta Impressaõ. LISBOA: Na Officina DE FRANCISCO DA SYLVA, Livreiro da Accademia Real, e do Senado; e impressa à sua custa. Anno de M.DCCLLII. [1742]. In fólio (de 29x21 cm) com xl, 509 pags. Encadernação da época inteira de pele com rótulo vermelho, nervos e ferros a ouro na lombada. Folha de rosto impressa a duas cores, apresentando leves manchas e pequenas falhas de papel marginais devidas a manuseamento. Exemplar com antigos restauros rudimentares nas página 300, 303 e 305, sem qualquer perda de suporte, sem afectar a leitura do texto e facilmente recuperaveis. Inocêncio III, 318: "João de Barros (1°), chamado por antonomasia o Lívio Português, e tido geralmente por um dos mais insignes historiadores do mundo, e o mais seguro exemplar da eloquência portuguesa. Nasceu conforme opinião mais seguida, na cidade de Viseu em 1496; foi na sua primeira idade Moço da Guarda-roupa d'El-Rei D. Manuel: nomeado depois por D. João III Capitão da Fortaleza e Conquista de S. Jorge da Mina, onde se demorou 3 anos; voltando no fim deles para o reino, foi despachado Tesoureiro da Casa da Índia e Mina em 1528, e em 1532 Feitor proprietário da mesma Casa. Renunciou este rendoso ofício em 1567, recebendo então d'el-rei D. Sebastião em remuneração de seus longos e variados serviços o foro de fidalgo, uma tença de 400$000 réis, a faculdade de mandar vir anualmente nas naus da Índia fazendas que lhe rendessem líquidos quatro mil cruzados, livres de direitos e fretes, e mais outras mercês; com as quais se retirou para a sua Quinta de S. Lourenço junto à Vila de Pombal. Aí morreu ao fim de 3 anos, a 20 de Outubro de 1570, quando contava 74 de idade. Chronica do Emperador Clarimundo, donde os Reys de Portugal descendem, tirada da linguagem ungara em a nossa portugueza, dirigida ao esclarecido principe D. João, filho do mui poderoso rey D. Manuel. Coimbra, por João de Barreira, 1520 fol. Ibi, pelo mesmo 1553. fol. (A edição de 1520 é para mim ainda duvidosa, pelas razões já apontadas acima, no artigo João de Barreira.) Reimprimiu-se; Lisboa, por António Alvares 1601. fol. Ibi, por Francisco da Silva 1742. fol. Ibi, com a designação de quinta edição, fielmente impressa sem mudança da sua antiga linguagem, e acrescentada com a Vida de João de Barros, por Manuel Severim de Faria, Lisboa, na Offic. de João Antonio da Silva 1791. 8.º 3 tomos. E ultimamente, ibi, na Typ. Rollandiana 1843. 8.º 3 tomos. Esta novela de cavalaria foi escrita pelo autor quando contava pouco mais de vinte anos, com o fim de exercitar seu engenho para argumentos mais graves. É conhecida ficção a circunstância de se dar como traduzida da língua húngara, não restando a menor dúvida de que fora originalmente composta na portuguesa. A estimação de que sempre gozou assaz se demonstra pelo número de reimpressões que dela se fizeram. Ainda entre os estrangeiros tem sido esta obra conhecida e apreciada". [EN] This chivalry novel was written by the author when he was no more than twenty years, and the king contributed to the draft of the book and corrections on it, as the author was ordered to exercise his skills to a more serious argument on a later work on the history the Portuguese seaborn empire. The translation from the Hungarian language is no more than a fiction, and no doubt that it was originally written in Portuguese. A very famous book which is demonstrated by the number of its reprints. Even among foreigners this work has been well known and coveted. Location/localizacao: raros

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        Den Første Prøve af Mathesi Practica, hvorudi Tidens Beskaffenhed korteligen forestilles, og Den letteste og visseste Maade at stille Uhrverker bliver fremsat, samt og hvorledes mand kand kiende og tractere gode Uhrverker, undersøgt og forklaret af (...), Mathem. Studioso.

      Kbh., Trykt hos Andreas Hartvig Godiche, paa Authoris Bekostning. 1742. Liten 8vo. Samtidig marmorert omslag. (8), 43, (1) s. Med tabeller i teksten og en kobberstukket illustrasjon.. Didrik Sivert Brumundt (ca. 1709-1779), "Han ernærede sig ved at give Information i Matematik". Uvanlig

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        The life and exploits of the ingenious gentleman Don Quixote de la Mancha. Translated from the original Spanish of Miguel Cervantes de Saavedra. By Charles Jarvis, Esq; In two volumes

      London: Printed for J. and R. Tonson in the Strand, and R. Dodsley in Pall-Mall, 1742. First Edition thus. Full Calf. Fine. First appearance of the Jarvis translation, an "elegant edition" (Lowndes), complete in two large quarto volumes. xxxii [translator's preface and "Advertisement concerning the Prints," by John Oldfield, M. D.],viii [reimpression of "The life of Michael de Cervantes Saavedra, with separate title page dated 1738],90 ["The life of Michael de Cervantes Saavedra. Written by Don Gregorio Mayáns & Siscár . . . Translated, from the Spanish manuscript, by Mr. Ozell," with the portrait of Cervantes designed by G. Kent and engraved by George Vertue ],[14],355,[1]; xii,388pp, with an allegorical frontispiece and 67 truly magnificent full-page copper-engraved chapter illustrations designed principally by John Vanderbank (William Hogarth contributed one) and engraved by Gerard van der Gucht, Bernard Baron, Vertue, and Claude du Bosc, and numerous fine head- and tailpieces. Handsomely rebound to style in full mottled calf, boards framed in blind with rolled vine border, spines in six compartments tooled in blind with center medallion between raised bands ruled in gilt, red morocco labels lettered and numbered in gilt, date of publication stamped in gilt. A Fine, wide-margined set, bindings virutally pristine (end papers renewed), text bright and fresh with only very occasional finger-soiling to margins, the plates in particularly deep, rich impressions. Provence: Ownership signatures of H. Pemberton, 1757, to verso of each title-page (perhaps Henry Pemberton (1694–1771), editor of the third edition of Isaac Newton's Principia and author of A View of Sir I. Newton's Philosophy) and beneath it that of William Rooth. Lowndes 401. Gibson's Library, p. 91.& Jervas (a printer's error resulted in "Jarvis") was an artist and art collector, but he also had literary ambitions, and with Alexander Pope (whose painting instructor he had been for some six months in 1713) he edited a version of Charles-Alphonse Du Fresnoy's De arte grafica. But his major literary undertaking was this English translation of Don Quixote to which also provided the first introduction and a critical analysis of previous translations. Published posthumously in 1742 and frequently reprinted, "it is generally acknowledged as being close in spirit to the original." (ODNB) Note: With few exceptions (always identified), we only stock books in exceptional condition. All orders are packaged with care and posted promptly. Satisfaction guaranteed.&

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        Lives of the Admirals and Other Eminent British Seamen

      London: John Applebee for J. And H. Pemberton and T. Waller, 1742. Four volumes complete - Volume One - [16], 496pp, [26]; Volume Two - [8], 480pp, [26]; Volume Three - [8], 480pp, [28] and Volume Four - [8], 496pp, [22]. Later full tree calf by Zaehnsdorf, semi-raised bands, spines in six panels, morocco title label to second panel, author / volume label to third, the sixth with a morocco label with volute corner pieces and a central coat of arms, remaining panels with volute corner pieces and a central lozenge shaped volute tool, date in gilt to foot of spine, covers with gilt rolled border, gilt roll to edges, 'spot' marbled endpapers, all edges marbled. Minor wear to extremities, tiny chip to headcap of volume one, corners slightly worn, covers slightly rubbed. Internally lightly foxed throughout but tolerable, tear to foot of Kk7 in volume one but no loss. Armorial bookplate of William Clayton (possibly William Clayton, 1st Baron Sundon) to front pastedowns.. First Edition. Full Calf. Good+. 8vo.

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        LIFE AND EXPLOITS of the Ingenious Gentleman Don Quixote

      1742. CERVANTES DE SAAVEDRA, Miguel. THE LIFE AND EXPLOITS OF THEM INGENIOUS GENTLEMAN DON QUIXOTE DE LA MANCHA. Translated from the Original Spanish by Charles Jarvis, Esq; London, J. & R. Tonson and R. Dodsley, 1742. Two quarto volumes. (i)-(xxiv)(8)(xxv)-xxxii,(i)-(viii)90,(14)355 pp.; i- xii,388 pp. Second issue, with "Supplement to the Translator's Preface," on the origin of books of chivalry, by Wiliam Warburton, inserted after I.xxiv. Illustrated with a portrait of Cervantes and 68 copperplate illustrations, drawn by John Vanderbank and engraved by Gerard Vander Gucht, from a Spanish-language Tonson edition of 1738 (Lord Carteret's edition - the first deluxe edition ever printed, and the first edition in Spanish published in England) with new page labels. Vanderbank, a popular portraitist, 37 of whose works are in the National Portrait Gallery, studied with Godfrey Kneller. The choice of a portraitist becomes clear in the "Advertisement concerning the Prints," where John Oldfield explains the restrained aesthetic, hinging on facial expression rather than action, which went into their planning. The portrait of Cervantes by G. Kent, engraved by George Vertue, is opposite the first page of the 90-page "Life of Michael de Cervantes Saavedra" (dated 1738) in Volume I. Ten engraved headpieces and initials. Text and illustrations are clean but for some occasional light foxing or soiling. Recently bound to period in quarter calf, with gilt rules and red and green labels on spine, and marbled paper boards. This is a handsome copy of a lavishly illustrated edition of the Spanish classic. $3750.00

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        Carte D'Amerique Dressée pour l'Usage du Roy...1739. America Accurate in Imperia, Regna, Status & Populos Divisa, ad Usum Ludovici XV, Galliarum Regis

      Amsterdam: Covens & Mortier, [1742]. Engraving with period outline colour. Some mild soiling. Discolouration at centerfold. 21 3/4 x 25 3/4 inches. An elegant map of North and South America, the most accurate to date, produced for the "usage du Roy," Louis XV. Guillaume de l'Isle (1675-1726) was the son of a cartographer and pupil of Jean Dominique Cassini, who, among other important contributions, aligned the study of astronomy to the study of geography. Under Cassini's direction, observations were made from locations all over the world that enabled longitudinal calculations to be made with much greater accuracy. De l'Isle carried on this exacting work with remarkable dedication and integrity, constantly revising and improving his maps. While precision was his primary goal, his maps are invariably elegant and attractive. Jean (Johannes) Covens and Corneille (Cornelius) Mortier were brothers-in-law, who carried on the book publishing business established by Pierre Mortier in Amsterdam in 1685. Pierre Mortier's company owed much of its success to his access to French publishers, whose publications he re-issued in handsome editions.The elder Mortier died in 1711; his wife continued the firm until she died in 1719. In 1721, Covens and Mortier formed a partnership, Covens having married Agatha Mortier in the same year. They continued the business by publishing enlarged editions of Sanson, Jaillot, and De L'Isle, as well as some of the later Dutch cartographical masters such as De Wit and Allard, and of course Pierre Mortier. This map is from an edition of De L'Isle entitled, Atlas Nouveau, Contenant Toutes Les Parties Du Monde, Ou sont exactement Remarquées les Empires, Monarchies, Royaumes, Etats, Republiques &c. Par Guillaume de l'Isle. Premier Géographe de sa Majesté. It is his map of North and South America shown on a large enough scale that western Europe and Africa are included. The map includes the rectification of South America's eastern coast line, correcting a map of South America whose Chilean-Argentinian peninsula swung to the west. The map also includes a Prime Meridian declared by Louis XIII, but not adopted and Pope Alexander VI's Line of Demarcation that divided the world (outside of Europe) between Portugal and Spain. Finally, it should be noted that De l'Isle resisted the temptation to depict California as an island, which was being done by many mapmakers of the period. Koeman, C&M 7, #98

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        Cartes Des Courones Du Nord Qui Comprend les Royaumes de Danemark, Suede & Nowege, &c./ Téatre de la Guerre des Courones du nord Qui Comprend les Royaumes de Danemark, Suede & Norwege &c. [and] Seconde Carte des Courones du Nord, que Comprend le Royaume de Danemark &c

      Amsterdam: Covens & Mortier, [1742]. A pair of copper-engraved maps, with original outline colour, collection stamp on verso of both sheets, overall very good condition. 21 1/2 x 25 3/4 inches each. A superb, large scale two sheet map of Scandinavia, by one of France's greatest cartographers, made at the time of the Northern War The war referred to in the title was the Northern War in which Sweden, under the young Charles XII was opposed by Russia, under Peter the Great, Poland and Saxony under Augustus II, and Denmark. The first ten years of the war, 1699-1709, went extremely well for Charles and Sweden, but from then to peace in 1721 quite badly: Charles was killed in the trenches in 1718, and Sweden was notably diminished in power, prestige and territory. This is a two part map from a Dutch edition of De L'Isle's work entitled, Atlas Nouveau, Contenant Toutes Les Parties Du Monde, Ou sont exactement Remarquées les Empires, Monarchies, Royaumes, Etats, Republiques &c. Par Guillaume de l'Isle. Premier Géographe de sa Majesté. It was published by Covens and Mortier, brothers-in-law who continued the firm established by Pierre Mortier. Guillaume de l'Isle (1675-1726) was son of a cartographer and a pupil of Jean Dominique Cassini, who among other important contributions, aligned the study of astronomy to the study of geography. Under Cassini's direction, observations were made from locations all over the world that enabled longitudinal calculations to be made with much greater accuracy. De l'Isle carried on this exacting work with remarkable dedication and integrity, constantly revising and improving his maps. While precision was his primary goal, his maps are invariably elegant and attractive. The southern half of this very detailed and attractive map includes all the land surrounding the Baltic with "Petersbourg" at the very eastern edge that appears to have been added as an afterthought. Koeman, Atlantes Neerlandici, C & M 7, #11 & 12

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        Carte de la Prevoste et Vicomte de Paris

      Amsterdam: Covens & Mortier, [1742]. Engraving with period outline colour. Some mild soiling and off-set. 21 1/2 x 25 3/4 inches. Paris and the surrounding territory including major roads Guillaume de l'Isle (1675- 1726) was the son of a cartographer and pupil of Jean Dominique Cassini, who, among other important contributions, aligned the study of astronomy to the study of geography. Under Cassini's direction, observations were made from locations all over the world that enabled longitudinal calculations to be made with much greater accuracy. De l'Isle carried on this exacting work with remarkable dedication and integrity, constantly revising and improving his maps. While precision was his primary goal, his maps are invariably elegant and attractive. Jean (Johannes) Covens and Corneille (Cornelius) Mortier were brothers-in-law, who carried on the book publishing business established by Pierre Mortier in Amsterdam in 1685. Pierre Mortier's company owed much of its success to his access to French publishers, whose publications he re-issued in handsome editions.The elder Mortier died in 1711; his wife continued the firm until she died in 1719. In 1721, Covens and Mortier formed a partnership, Covens having married Agatha Mortier in the same year. They continued the business by publishing enlarged editions of Sanson, Jaillot, and De L'Isle, as well as some of the later Dutch cartographical masters such as De Wit and Allard, and of course Pierre Mortier. This map is from an edition of De L'Isle entitled, Atlas Nouveau, Contenant Toutes Les Parties Du Monde, Ou sont exactement Remarquées les Empires, Monarchies, Royaumes, Etats, Republiques &c. Par Guillaume de l'Isle. Premier Géographe de sa Majesté. Koeman, C&M 8, #14

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        Partie Septentrionale De La Souabe [and] Partie Meridionale De La Souabe

      Amsterdam: Cóvens & Mortier, [1742]. Engraved with period outline colour. Collection stamp on verso. 19 x 24 1/2 inches. 21 1/2 x 24 3/4 inches. This attractive pair of maps of Swabia is from a Dutch edition of De L'Isle entitled, Atlas Nouveau, Contenant Toutes Les Parties Du Monde, Ou sont exactement Remarquées les Empires, Monarchies, Royaumes, Etats, Republiques &c. Par Guillaume de l'Isle. Premier Géographe de sa Majesté. It was published by Covens and Mortier, brothers-in-law who continued the firm established by Pierre Mortier. Guillaume de l'Isle (1675-1726) was son of a cartographer and a pupil of Jean Dominique Cassini, who among other important contributions, aligned the study of astronomy to the study of geography. Under Cassini's direction, observations were made from locations all over the world that enabled longitudinal calculations to be made with much greater accuracy. De l'Isle carried on this exacting work with remarkable dedication and integrity, constantly revising and improving his maps. While precision was his primary goal, his maps are invariably elegant and attractive. This pair of maps form at large, detailed view of Swabia, one of the ten circles of the Holy Roman Empire and containing some of the historically most interesting and culturally rich parts of Germany. The region includes towns prosperous and important in the Northern Renaissance : Nuremberg, Augsburg, Ulm, and others, the Necker and Danube Rivers and the Bodensee at the border with Switzerland. Koeman, C & M 7, #54 & #55

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        Westminster Abbey

      London: Boreman, Thomas, 1742-1743. Three volumes. 123, (5); 123, (5); 125, (3)pp. First edition. All three volumes contain frontispiece illustrations and a total of twenty-nine full-page illustrations from woodcuts, as well as numerous typographical tailpieces. Part of Thomas Boreman’s Gigantick Histories series of miniature books for children. This title is the only set from the series issued in three volumes. In keeping with publishers of the time, each volume has a printed list of subscribers before the contents, which would have certainly given the little masters and misses whose names appear there some sense of importance. Complete sets of the Gigantick Histories are exceedingly rare: only one set has sold at auction in the past twenty-five years. This is an uncommonly fine, bright copy in the original Dutch floral paste-paper boards which show only the slightest wear. (2 1/8 by 1 7/8; 59x46mm).

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        1742-45 2 Vols PHYTANTHOZA-Iconographia Botany WEINMANN

      45 - Ratisbonae- Hieronymo Lenz, 1742 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. 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..

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        [in Greek, transliterated as] Tou en Hagiois Patros Hemon Ioustinou philosophou kai Martyros Ta heuriskomena panta, [then in roman] S.P.N. Justini philosophi et martyris opera quæ exstant [sic] omnia

      Paris: Sumptibus Carolii Osmont, 1742. Large folio (42.6 cm, 16.75"). [3] ff., cxxviii, 657 [i.e., 653], [1] pp. Principal edition of the collected works of Saint Justin Martyr (ca. 100–165), "much the greatest figure" of Christian apologists since the Apostles (NCE). The first Latin translation of his works did not appear until 1554. This is the => authoritative edition edited by Prudent Maran (1683–1762), who reordered the works so that Justin's Dialogue with Trypho follows his two apologies, according to the original sequence. Only these three documents, which survive in later manuscripts, are surely his; however many other works are attributed to Justin. The present text contains the Dialogue, Apology I–II, and more, with biographical documents appended. The text, in Latin and Greek, is divided into two sections: a preface in 15 short chapters, and the main text. The former is printed in roman and italic with nice woodcut head- and tailpieces, and one historiated woodcut initial. Sidenotes, footnotes, and woodcut ornaments like those in the former section enhance the main text, which is printed double column in parallel Latin and Greek, with two handsome engraved initials on the first page below a finely engraved vignette by J. B. Guélard (fl. ca. 1730) after a drawing by A. Humblot (fl. ca. 1740). The title-page, printed in red and black, has an engraved device by [Nicolas-Jean-Baptiste] de Poilly (1707–80). This copy also has a half-title page. Brunet, III, 623 ("Bonne édition"); Graesse, III, 515; NCE 8: 94–95 and online (St. Justin Martyr). Contemporary treed calf triple-ruled in blind on covers, spine gilt extra with author and title gilt to red morocco spine label, board edges with gilt double-rule, marbled endpapers in a stone pattern and matching marbled edges, emerald green ribbon place holder. Upper joint starting with volume strong despite this and its large size; boards scuffed, corners bumped and rubbed revealing boards; stains on pastedowns and endpapers from underlying turn-ins of the binding. Light foxing in a few places, thumbsoiling, and occasional small stains; one leaf with a corner torn away, another with a natural paper flaw, a few leaves creased. A good copy of a => very imposing book.

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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.

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        Tables of Logarithms, For All Numbers from 1 to 102100

      London, Eng.: G. Smith, 1742. First Edition. Near Fine. Title page cont'd: , and For The Sines and Tangents to every ten seconds of each degree in the Quadrant; as also, for the Sines of the first 72 Minutes to Every Single Second: With Other Useful and Necessary Tables. First edition. 1 vol.: chiefly tables; 30 cm. Signatures: pi2 A-D2 [a]2(a2+a3) b-s2 [A]2 B-2P (4to). Modern polished calf spine with marbled paper over boards. Slightly trimmed. Seven spine compartments between raised bands; gilt-tooled spine title: Gardiner's Logarithms. All page edges red. List of Subscribers inludes Charles Leadbetter, the astronomer and mathematician. Small printed leaf inserted between a2 and a3, headed "Parts belonging to the opposite page." Two blank leaves preceding title page contain notations in an old hand. This work, the first systematic exposition of logarithms based on exponents, was "celebrated, on account of its accuracy and of the elegance of the printing" (Enc. Brit., 11th ed., 16:874). In Near Fine Condition: occasional ink stains and marginal soiling; otherwise a crisp and attractive copy.

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        Hemisphaerium Coeli Boreale & Hemisphaerium Coeli Australe

      Magnifica coppia di carte celesti raffiguranti le costellazioni dell'emisfero settentrionale e meridionale, disegnate dall'astronomo Johan Gabriel Doppelmaier e pubblicate a Norimberga da Johan Baptiste Homann nel Atlas Coelestis. Incisioni in rame, bellisisma coloritura coeva, in ottimo sttao di conservazione. A magnificent pair of celestial charts drawn by the famous scientist Johann Gabriel Doppelmayer. Large circular chart of the northern ans southern hemisphere constellations, with decorative vignettes of celestial monsters and animals. Depicted in the corners the observations of Brahe, Hevelius (whose eight new constellations are shown on the chart), and Eimmart and the Paris Observatory. The tables along the sides identify and describe the constellations on the chart. Very good conditions. Norimberga Nurnberg 590 500

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        L'espion turc dans les cours des princes chrétiens, ou lettres et mémoires d'un envoyé secret de la Porte dans les cours de l'Europe... -

      Londres, aux dépens de la compagnie, 1742.7 voll. In-8. Legature coeve in cartonatura decorativa. Con 7 antiporte, 4 tavv. ripieg. con mappe e vedute, e 23 tavv. f.t. di ritratti e costumi. Compl. 2892 pp.; buon esemplare intonso; naturale e lieve ossidazione della carta. Buona edizione di questo romanzo pseudoepistolare, con cui ebbe inizio un nuovo genere letterario (fornì a Montesquieu diversi spunti per le Lettere persiane). Le lettere della ?spia turca? contengono notizie serie e curiose sulla storia, la geografia, le pratiche religiose dei cristiani, gli usi e i costumi del mondo occidentale, ed esprimono spesso stupore o critiche. L?opera finì all?Indice nel 1705. DBI LXIX, 410. Barbier II, 176. Melzi I, 379. A good edition of this popular collection of letters by a fictitious Turkish spy. It inspired Montesquieu?s Lettres persanes. With 7 frontispieces, 4 folding maps and views, and 23 plates. Some occasional toning of the paper, but a good uncut and partly unopened copy bound in contemp. decorative boards.

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        Lo Stato presente di tutti i Paesi e i Popoli del Mondo, Naturale, Politico Morale.

      Volume XI riguardante i Paesi Bassi e la Svizzera. Venezia, Albrizzi, 1742, in 16°, piena pergamena con nervi, antiporta incisa a piena pagina + 5 carte non numerate + 431 pp. con 3 grandi carte geografiche più volte ripiegate (due dei Paesi Bassi e una della Svizzera) + 12 incisioni più volte ripiegate con vedute di città (in gran parte), scene di vita, ecc.. Qualche inevitabile danno (restaurato) lungo le piegature o allattaccatura delle carte geografiche. Macchietta dinchiostro che interessa il bordo delle prime 40 pagine. (Viaggi ? edizione illustrata del 700 - Rif.A1356)

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      Bernabò 1742 gr. vol. in-folio, pp. XX, 478, bella leg. p. perg. coeva, doppio tass al d., tagli spruzzati. Gr. stemma in rame al front. Testat., iniziali e final. xilogr. Con 25 tavv. inc. in rame fra cui la veduta prospettica della città, piazze etc. tutte inc. da G. Sintes su dis. di G. Frezza. Ediz. orig. Archeologo ed erudito romano (1680-1741) il Bussi impiegò ben 12 anni di ricerche e studi per compilare la sua storia di Viterbo la cui seconda parte non fu mai pubblicata ed è conservata tra i manoscritti della Biblioteca Comunale cittadina. Le fonti sono archivistiche e bibliografiche ma anche epigrafiche e la pubblicazione dell'opera fu postuma, un anno dopo la sua morte. Lozzi 6465. Fossati Bellani 1701. Splendido esempl. [334]

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        Istoria del Decamerone di Giovanni Boccaccio scritta da Domenico Maria Manni Accademico Fiorentino

      Ristori 1742 Ritratto del Boccaccio inciso al frontespizio. 2 tavole f.t. di cui una ripegata, testatine e capilettera incisi Pagine in ottimo stato con qualche rara fioritura ai margini. La tavola ripiegata ha un piccolo strappo che non interessa il testo. Piatti bruniti. Lievi abrasioni alla pelle del dorso e delle copertine. Molto buono (Very Good)

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        Dissertationum de concordia sacerdotii et Imperii, seu de libertatibus ecclesiae gallicanae, Libri octo. Quibus accesserunt ejusdem auctoris dissertationes ecclesiasticae varii argumenti. (Segue:) MARCA P. DE. Dissertationes selectae Ecclesiasticae tractatum de Concordia sacerdotii et Imperii illustrantes.

      Roboreti, Sumptibus Societatis, 1742, in-folio, legatura coeva in pieno vitello (spellature), dorso a 6 nervi con titolo e fregi in oro; pp. LX, 552, 176. Testo su due colonne. Opera che fu alla base del Gallicanesimo: Pierre de Marca, Arcivescovo di Parigi, affronta la questione della nomina di vescovi da parte della corona francese in contrasto con il potere papale. L?opera fu messa all?indice nello stesso anno della prima edizione (1642). Timbretti di biblioteca estinta.

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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 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.

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        Elemens de Fortification a l'Usage des Jeunes Officiers

      Chez Charles-Antoine Jombert, Paris, 1742. Second Edition. Full-Leather. Very Good. Second edition. First plate heavily foxed, small ink sketch on verso of front free endpaper, board edges a bit rubbed. 1742 Full-Leather. 12mo. [20], 312 pp., 17 plates, 12 (publisher catalog). Full leather, five raised spine bands, gilt decorated compartments, gilt title on red leather panel, marbled endpapers. French text. A treatise on systems of constructing military fortifications, with references to the designs of Marechal de Vauban, Comte de Pagan and others. Plates illustrate horn works, the use of moats, etc. OCLC shows only 10 copies, half of which are within the US. Not in Avery Memorial Library Catalog.

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