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        Plate 80 - The Small Bittern

      London 1743 - The Natural History of Carolina, Florida, and the Bahama Islands London: 1734-1743 Hand-colored copperplate engraving; Sheet size: 14” x 20” In 1712, the English-born artist and naturalist Mark Catesby embarked on a series of expeditions to the southern colonies of British North America. Enthralled by the wildlife of the New World, he spent years traveling by foot through parts of present-day Virginia, Georgia, the Carolinas and the Bahamas. Over the course of his journeys, he encountered and documented uncountable varieties of animal and plant life that were entirely unknown to Europeans. His drawings and written observations were the raw material for an unprecedented project: a scientific account of previously uninvestigated wildlife, with illustrations taken from life. When Catesby returned to England from his final voyage to America in 1726, he was unable to afford the expense of having his drawings engraved professionally. Undeterred, he taught himself to etch with the assistance of Joseph Goupy, a French artist living in London, and went on to produce all but a few of the plates for his publication. He scrupulously monitored the coloring of the engravings, either painting the impressions himself or closely supervising the work to insure its fidelity to his preparatory studies. The result of Catesby’s tenacious effort was the most sweeping, complete and unique natural history study ever done. Widely considered a crowning achievement of 18th-century art and science, Catesby’s Natural History of Carolina, Florida and the Bahama Islands has lost none of its power to delight in the 250 years since its publication. This remarkable study of American plants, animals, and marine life provided an important model for later artists, including John James Audubon, who followed in Catesby’s footsteps a century later. The works illustrated here are among the masterpieces of Catesby’s Natural History. The artist’s charming, distinctive style is immediately apparent in these engravings, and Catesby’s enthusiasm for his subjects is palpable. Aside from their esthetic charm, however, Catesby’s illustrations were significant for other reasons. His pioneering attempts to describe and portray birds accurately, life-sized, and in botanical settings set him apart from his contemporaries and foreshadowed the work of Audubon and Alexander Wilson. He was the first to abandon the Indian names for his subjects, trying to establish scientific names based on generic relationships. Indeed, the great Linnaeus, working on his Systema Naturae at this time, used Catesby’s work as the basis of his system of binomial nomenclature for American species. For all these and many other reasons, these are magnificent prints both for their beauty and importance. The quality of the work was so far superior to foregoing accounts that many scholars rank Catesby as the first real naturalist in America.

      [Bookseller: Arader Galleries San Francisco]
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        Del Regno d'Inghilterra, volume XII. Lo stato presente di tutti i paesi e popoli del mondo naturale, politico e morale.

      Albrizzi., Venezia. 1743 - In 16°, p. perg., cc.nn. 7 + pp. 462. Il volume è arricchito da 2 carte geografiche, più volte ripiegate, e 27 inc. a doppia pagina, raffiguranti panorami di città, costumi, monumenti. Antip. con inc. a tutta pag. Tagli spruzzati rossi. Finaline. Testatina.

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        Tansaï et Neadarné. Histoire japonoise, avec figures.

      S.n. 1743 - - S.n., A Pékin 1743, 4 tomes en 2 Vol. in 12 (8x14cm), (4) XXIV, 274pp. et (4) 238pp., relié. - La première parution de cette édition illustrée date de 1740, l'édition originale du texte seul remontant, elle, à 1734. Un frontispice (l'empereur de Chine et sa cour), deux pages de titre entièrement gravées avec vignettes (satyres) et 4 figures délicieusement érotiques et finement gravées. Ces gravures ont un placement sur chacune d'entre elles, ce que l'édition de 1740 n'a pas. Plein Veau d'époque glacé. Dos lisse orné. Pièce de titre et de tomaison en maroquin rouge. Coiffes du tome II arasées 2 coins élimées. Ce conte licencieux et érotique remporta dès sa parution un vif succès, bien qu'il fit scandale et qu'on accusa l'auteur d'obscénité, d'irréligion certains y virent même une critique de la bulle Ugénitus (contre le jansénisme) et le cardinal de Rohan, et Crébillon se vit emprisonné à la suite de ses accusations. Tanzaï est un conte féérique et politique, dont l'étrangeté de l'intrigue surprend toujours le lecteur, toute l'histoire tournant autour d'une écumoire en or au manche énorme. (4) XXIV, 274pp. et (4) 238pp. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Librairie Le Feu Follet]
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        Les amours de Théagène et Chariclée. Histoire éthiopique.

      S.n. 1743 - - S.n., A Londres 1743, 2 tomes en 2 Vol. in 12 (9,5x15cm), x, 213pp. et 190pp., relié. - Premier tirage de cette édition illustrée dont la traduction de l'abbé Desfontaine a été publiée pour la première fois en 1729. Un frontispice, 5 figures pour le tome I et 6 pour le tome II, dont la planche intitulée Conclusion qui manque souvent et 10 bandeaux de titre. Les planches ne sont pas signées. Jolie édition, bien imprimée. Plein Veau glacé marbré d'époque. Dos lisse orné (fers à la grappe de raisins). Pièce de titre et de tomaison en maroquin rouge. Triple filet d'encadrement sur les plats. Tranches dorées. 2 coins légèrement émoussés. Bel exemplaire. L'Histoire Ethiopique est sans doute, avec l'âne d'or d'Apulée, le plus célèbre des romans latins et grecs, et il est le seul à être l'origine du roman d'aventure la trame est simple, deux amants que les vicissitudes de l'existence vont constamment séparer le livre accumule les tournures du destin et donnera naissance à une abondante littérature, spécialement au XVIIIe. Ex libris gravé du XIXe aux armes du baron de Fleury ex-libris manuscrit de Jules Bobin en haut de la première page de garde. x, 213pp. et 190pp. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Essay sur la marine et sur le commerce

      Ohne Ort, 1743 - "8vo ; 146 S. ; marmoriertes Kalbsleder der Zeit, vorderes Gelenk und oberes Kapitel sorgfältig restauriert, neues goldgeprägtes Rückenschild im Stile der Zeit, Rückenvergoldung, marmorierte Vorsätze, Titel mit verblasstem Bibliotheksstempel, erste und letzte Blätter etwas gebräunt oder stockfleckig, sonst innen sauberes Exemplar.Erster Druck der ersten Ausgabe. Boureau-Deslandes (1690-1750) war Mitglied der ""Académie des Sciences"" und der Akademie der Wissenschaften von Berlin und hat zahlreiche Werke historischen, philosophischen, politischen und ökonomischen Inhalts verfasst. Im ""Essay sur la marine."" beschreibt er zunächst die Rolle der Marine bei den antiken Völkern und in Frankreich seit dem Beginn der Monarchie. Er sagt : ""Unterstützt von der Autorität des Königs hat die Marine die Aufgabe, den Handel zu schützen, zu fördern und ihm täglich neue Wachstumschancen zu eröffnen.Mit Hilfe des Handels soll der Reichtum des Königreiches gefördert, und es soll so mächtig wie möglich werden."" Um Industrie und Handel zu fördern empfiehlt er, ausländische Facharbeiter ins Land zu holen.First edition, first issue. Boureau-Deslandes (1690-1750) was a member of the ""Academie des Sciences"" and of the ""Akademie der Wissenschaften von Berlin"". He is the author of numerous works on philosophical, historical, political and economic issues. In his ""Essay sur la marine."" he describes the role of marine in ancient times and in France since the beginning of the monarchy. He writes: ""la Marine soutenue par l'autorité royale doit servir à protéger le commerce, à l'étendre, à lui donner chaque jour de nouveaux accroissements.Le commerce doit servir à introduire l'abondance à toute sorte de richesse dans le royaume, à le rendre aussi puissant qu'il peut être "". He also proposes to recruit foreign specialized workers to stimulate industry and trade.Bound in contemporary full mottled calf, front hinge and head of spine skillfully repaired, new contrasting lettering-piece, spine richly gilt, marbled endpapers, pale library stamp on title, first and last leaves browned or foxed, else a clean copy.Einaudi 661, INED 737, Kress 4651, Goldsmiths' 7971, Cioranescu 13562, Barbier II, 241" [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Dieter Stecher]
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        Serious and Impartial Reflections on the Conduct of the several Princes and States of Europe at this present Conjuncture. In Familiar Letters, written by the Chevalier De Coetlogon, Knight of St. Lazare, &c. To a Friend at Paris. [And Six other Pamphlets relating to the War of the Austrian Succession, and English Politics & Commerce: Gold & Silver Lace & Embroidery; Repealing Duties on Spiritous Liquors, etc. A copy belonging to John Selwyn with his Bookplate].

      London: Printed and Sold by J. Hart, in Poppings-Court, Fleet-street; and at the Pamphlet-Shops of London and Westminster, 1743. And 6 others, printed in London, in 1743; bound in one volume, with John Selwyn's engraved bookplate, and hand-written list of titles. - Size of binding: 5 in. x 8 in. x 1 in., containing the seven items, listed in the order that they have been bound together: [1] An Englishman's Answer to a German Nobleman. Containing some Observations upon the Political System of the present Administration, as it is exposed in the German's Letter. London: Printed for T. Cooper, at the Globe in Pater-Noster Row. MDCCXLIII. [1743] (by L.W. 17 January, 1742-3, Bristol]; printed title-page; [1]-46 pp. [2]Sapho to Phaon; an Epistle from a Lady of Quality to a Noble Lord, Occasion'd by the Late Publication of his Miscellaneous Thoughts [Miscellaneous Thoughts by John Hervey, baron Hervey; 1696-1743]. London: Printed for Jacob Robinson, at the Golden-Lion in Ludgate-Street. M.DCC.XLIII. [1743]. Half-title, printed title-page; [1]-63 pp. [3] A Letter from a Member of the States-General in Holland to a Member of Parliament in England; by which the Saddle is put upon the Right Horse, and the true Origin of the present Confusions in Europe plainly demonstrated. [War of the Austrian Succession, 1740-48]. London, Printed for J. Robinson in Ludgatestreet 1743. Half-title, printed title-page; 1-52 pp. [4] Serious and Impartial Reflections on the Conduct of the several Princes and States of Europe at this present Conjuncture. In Familiar Letters, written by the Chevalier De Coetlogon, Knight of St. Lazare, &c. To a Friend at Paris. London: Printed and Sold by J. Hart, in Poppings-Court, Fleet-street; and at the Pamphlet-Shops of London and Westminster, 1743. Printed titlepage: [1]-62 pp. + one page, printed publisher's announcement for another De Coetlogon title. [5] Reasons against the Bill now Depending in Parliament, for Restraining the Use of Gold and Silver-Lace, Embroidery, &c. In a Letter from a Citzen to a Member of Parliament. [Attributed to Francis Plumer]. London: Printed for Ebenezer Timberland, in Ship-Yard near Temple-Bar. MDCCXLIII. [1743]. Half-title, printed title-page with woodcut device; [1]- 27 pp. [6] A Caveat against concluding this Session with an Act of Indemnity. [An Attack on Walpole]. London: Printed for T. Cooper, at the Globe in Pater-noster-row. MDCCXLIII [1743]. Printed title-page with woodcut device; 1-34 pp. [7] The Lords Protest against an Act for Repealing certain Duties upon Spiritous Liquors, and on Licences for retailing the same, and for laying other Duties on Spiritous Liquors, and on Licences to retail the said Liquors. Die Veneris 25 Februarii, 1742. London: Printed in the Year 1743. Without half-title; printed title-page with woodcut device: pp. [3-4],5-12 pp. Bound in full, old mottled calf with five raised bands on the spine, and worn gilt designs in compartments; title label chipped away, with remaining stamped title: COLLECTI OF PAMPHLET, still present, double-line gilt borders around the covers, red sprinkled edges, blue-green silk bookmarker bound in. With engraved, heraldic bookplate of John Selwyn Esqr. on the front paste-down, and a hand-written list of the titles in this volume, possibly written out by Selwyn, on the facing endpaper: Englishmans Answer to a German Nobleman. Sapho to Phaon. Letter from a Memb: of the States General; Serious & impartial Reflections. Reasons against restraining the Use of Gold & Silver Laces, &c. Caveat ag:st an Act of Idemnity. Lds Protest ag:st ye Gin Act. The leather surface of the spine shows wear, cracking to outer cover hinges, wear to cover corners, edges; some of the title-pages show age-related tanning; a few pages of the final pamphlet (Spiritous Liquors) have loosened, and show wear to the page margins (pp. 7-10). A rare item. Political & economic pamphlets that belonged to Eighteenth Century English political figure John Selwyn. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Peter Keisogloff Rare Books, Inc.]
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        Biblischer Medicus, Oder Betrachtung des Menschen, nach der Physiologie, Pathologie und Gesundheitslehre. [RARE]

      Johann Jacob Dendeler, Zullichau 1743 - Octavo. [14], 761, [35]pp. Original 3/4 vellum over marbled paper covered boards with contemporary handwritten title on spine. Engraved frontispiece. Decorative head-, tailpieces and initials. Rare and fascinating work on medical subjects and diseases occuring in the Holy Scriptures. Some age-wear on binding with rubbing along edges and covers. Spine slightly soiled/darkened. Ex-libris of previous owner at rear of front board. Text in German, gothic script. Binding in overall good, interior in near fine condition. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: ERIC CHAIM KLINE, BOOKSELLER (ABAA ILAB)]
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        ANTIQUITATUM ROMANARUM CORPUS ABSOLUTISSIMUM cum notis doctissimis Thomae Dempsteri J.C. Cui accedunt Paulii Manutii Libri II. De Legibus,et De Senatu, Cum Andreae Schotti Electis, I. De Priscis Roman. Gentibus Ac Familiis. II. De Tribubus Rom. XXXV. Rusticis Arque Urbanis. III. De Ludis Festique Rom. Ex Kalendario Vetere. Cum Indice locupletissimo Rerum ac Verborum, & aeneis figuris accuratissimis Urbis, &. Editio novissima, prioribus omnibus longe emendatior.

      Schouten,, Amsterdam, 1743 - gr. vol. in-4, pp. (16), 956, (30), bella leg. p. perg. coeva alle armi con ricchi fregi e riquadri in oro ai piatti, fregi al d. a 5 nervi, tagli color. Splendido antip. inc. in rame con veduta di roma e figure allegoriche. Front. a due colori con vignetta in rame. Iniziali xilogr. Testo su due colonne. Con una gr. pianta di Roma (mm. 365x500), con dettagliato tessuto urbano. Altre 7 tavv. in rame f.t. raff. monete e medaglie, bassorilievi antichi, scene con gladiatori. Splendido esempl. in ottimo stato di conservazione. [MM14-209]

      [Bookseller: SCRIPTORIUM Studio Bibliografico]
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        La Nouvelle invention pour les Airs releves, demj-air Groupades, balotades, et caprioles de ferme à ferme, sur les voltes à Droite

      J. Brindley, London 1743 - A fine plate from 'A General System of Horsemanship in All Its Branches', Cavendish's extraordinary didactic work on equestrian dressage. An affluent politician, soldier, and devoted Royalist, William Cavendish fought for Charles I during the English Civil War. He established a riding school in Antwerp with several Barbary horses obtained in Paris, and in 1657, published his revolutionary and influential work on equestrian training techniques, 'La Methode et Invention nouvelle de Dresser les Chevaux'. An English edition was published in 1743 as 'A General System Of Horsemanship In All Its Branches', with beautiful illustrations of Cavendish skillfully training and riding his horses at his Antwerp ménage and his various English estates like Bolsover Castle and Welbeck Abbey. Cf. Brunet I.1700; cf. Mellon Books on the Horse and Horsemanship p. 49; cf. Mennessier de la Lance II, p. 250; cf. Nissen ZBI 849. Copper engraving after Abraham van Diepenbeeck with later professional hand-colouring. Very good condition apart some very minor foxing.

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        Mémoires de l'ACADEMIE ROYALE de CHIRURGIE

      chez charles Osmont, Paris, Paris 1743 - Mémoires de l'ACADEMIE ROYALE de CHIRURGIE Importante publication en édition Originale en cinq volumes in-4° (20 cm x 26 cm), reliure pleine basane fauve (d'époque), dos à cinq nerfs, caissons ornés de motifs dorés, pièce de titre en maroquin cerise, et pièce de tomaison maroquin noir, illustration de cochin en frontispice du premier volume, texte illustré de 86 gravures sur cuivre, la plupart dépliantes, bandeaux, culs de lampe, pages de titres avec vignettes gravées, toutes tranches groseille premier volume : chez charles Osmont, Paris, 1743 : frontispice gravé par Cochin - xl épitre, préface et table, suivies de 778 pages, suivies du privilège du Roi, 19 planches (gravures de Humblot - Simonneau - I Robert) - mémoire sur les vices des humeurs - précis de diverses observations sur le Trépan - essai sur les épanchements - précis d'observation sur les exfoliations des os du crâne - remarques sur les plaies du cerveau - remarques sur différents vices de conformation de l'anus des enfants - observations sur un oeil eraillé - observations sur les becs-de-lièvre - recherches sur l'opération césarienne - nouvelle méthode pour tirer la pierre de la vessie - etc .(page de l'épitre au Roy coupée à moitié, cf scan) second volume : chez Delaguette, Paris, 1753 : XCIV pages lettres patentes portant confirmation de l'établissement de l'Académie de Chirurgie, nouveau règlement, liste de l'Académie, éloges, ouvrages publiés par différents académiciens depuis l'institution de l'Académie, Intrumens ou machines approuvées par l'Académie, suivies de 613 pages, 22 planches (gravures de J Ingram) - recherches sur la Hernie et la vessie - observations sur la jambe arrachée - suite des essais sur les épanchemens par le feu - description d'une machine pour arrêter le sang de l'artère intercostale - Observations sur les plaies d'armes à feu - etc .(page de titre et première page coupée à moitié, cf scan) troisième volume : chez la veuve Delaguette, Paris, 1757 : 139 pages,diverses observations sur l'agaric astringent - sur les bons effets des boües artificielles - des cernes à la peau - condamnation de la méthode de guérir les hernies en faisant la castration - l'urine rendue par le nombril - sur le terme de la fécondation des femmes, éloges, ouvrages publiés par différents académiciens depuis l'institution de l'Académie, Intrumens ou machines approuvées par l'Académie, suivies de 680 pages, suivies du privilège du Roi, 22 planches (gravures de Humblot - J Ingram) - mémoire avec un précis de plusieurs observations sur le cancer, par M. le Dran - mémoire sur la méthode de délivrer les femmes après l'accouchement - description d'une machine pour les fractures obliques du fémur - etc .(page de titre et première page coupée à moitié, cf scan) quatrième volume : chez Alex le Prieur, Paris, 1768 : 123 pages, Histoire de l'Académie Royale de Chirurgie - de l'écartement des os du bassin - Tire-tête à double croix, suivies de 699 pages, 7 planches (gravures de Humblot - J Ingram) - mémoire sur le traitement des plaies d'armes à feu - observation sur une paralysie de cause vénérienne - réflexions sur l'opération de la hernie - mémoire sur l'opération du Bec-de-lièvre - mémoire sur l'opération du Trépan au sternum - etc .(page de titre et première page coupée à moitié, cf scan) cinquième volume : chez P. Fr Didot, Paris, 1774 : xvj pages, liste de l'Académie Royale de Médecine, suivies de 928 pages, - 19 planches (gravures de Humblot, C Monnet) - mémoire sur les tumeurs fongueuses de la Dure-mère - mémoire dans lequel on propose un nouveau procédé pour traiter le reversement des paupières - mémoire sur plusieurs maladies du globe de l'oeil - etc .(page de titre et première page coupée à moitié, cf scan) Excellent état (certaines pages de titre et premières pages ont été amputées probablement pour faire disparaître les signes d'identification du propriétaire, l'ensemble est en excellent état) [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Opera omnia, quorum pleraque nunc primum in lucem prodeunt. Tomus primus (-secundus).

      Venedig, Giambattista Pasquali, 1743. - 2 Bde. XXXII, 496 SS. (8), 501, (1) SS. Titel in rot und schwarz gedruckt. Mit 2 (wdh.) Holzschnittdruckermarken und 29 gefalt. Kupfertafeln (dav. 27 mit Münzkupfern). Italienische Interimspappbände der Zeit. Gr.-4to. Einzige Werkausgabe; für mehrere enthaltene Schriften zugleich der Erstdruck. "Collection riche en bons mémoires. Le poeme lat. sur les vers à soie ('Bombicum libri tres'), qui en fait partie, serait, de l'avis de quelques critiques, trèssupérieur a celui de Vida sur le même sujet" (Brunet). - Der Venetianer L. Patarolo (1674-1727) "wurde [.] zu den Clericis somascis in die Zucht gethan, überließ sich, nach geendeten Studiis völlig einer gelehrten Ruhe, und verlangte, weil er selbst Mittel hatte, keine Beförderung. Die Untersuchung der Alterthümer und Müntzen, waren nebst der Botanic seine einzige Beschäfftigung, worüber er sich aber an seiner Gesundheit schadete, und 1727 zu Venedig verstarb" (Jöcher III, 1294f.). - Die letzten beiden Kupfer zu botanischen Aufsätzen, die übrigen zur Numismatik. Unbeschnittenes, unaufgeschnittenes, sauberes Exemplar im schlichten, aber wohlerhaltenen originalen Interimspappband. Selten; seit 1950 international nur 1 Exemplar auf Auktionen nachgewiesen. Lipsius/Leitzmann I, 307. Jöcher/Adelung V, 1656. Brunet IV, 428. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Introduction a l'Histoire Generale et Politique De l'Univers in 8 Volumes

      Zacharie Chatelain 1743, Amsterdam - FRENCH TEXT 8 volumes 1-5 dated 1743 and 6-8 dated 1745, illustrated with 1 portrait, 7 frontispieces and 35 maps in b/w, wear and marks to vellum bindings and name in ink on f.e.p.

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        Traité de dynamique, dans lequel les lois de l'equilibre & du mouvement des corps sont réduites au plus petit nombre possible.

      David l¿Aine, Paris 1743 - 4to (219x164 mm). [4], xxvi, [2], 186, [2] pp, engraved title-vignette, 4 engraved folding plates at end. (A few minor marginal stains on title-page and preliminaries.) Contemporary calf (extremities scuffed, boards and spine worn, hinges repaired), very light toning and occasional minor spotting of text. Provenance: Antonii Scherbrant(?), illegible signature to first flyleaf. Very good, internally crisp copy. ---- PMM 195; Poggendorf I, 28; Wellcome II, p. 28; Norman 31. --- FIRST EDITION OF D'ALEMBERT'S IMPORTANT CONTRIBUTION TO THE FORMALIZING OF NEWTON¿S NEW SCIENCE OF MECHANICS. The Traité de dynamique, one of d'Alembert's most famous scientific works, demonstrates d'Alembert clearly recognized that a scientific revolution had occurred and sets out to formalize the new science of mechanics - an accomplishment often mis-attributed to Newton. The first part of the treatise comprises d'Alembert's own three laws of motion: inertia, the parallelogram of motion, and equilibrium. The second part contains the first statement of what has come to be known as "d'Alembert's Principle:" which states that the internal forces of inertia must be equal and opposite to the forces that produce the acceleration - a theory which is applied to many mechanical and technical problems, in particular to the theory of the motion of fluids. 'The "Treatise on Dynamics' was d¿Alembert's first major book and it is a landmark in the history of mechanics. It reduces the laws of the motion of bodies to a law of equilibrium" (PMM). [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Kst.- Karte, b. Homann Erben, "Carte Geographica, la quale rappresenta lo Stato della Republica di Genova ... - Der Staat von der Republic Genova ..".

      . mit altem Flächenkolorit,, dat. 1743, 48 x 56,5. Sehr dek. Karte mit großer Panoramaansicht von Genua im unteren Drittel. Mittig eine große Kartusche mit einem Befestigungsgrundriß von Genua. Darüber die Karte der Riviera. Zeigt die Küste zwischen Ventimiglia und La Spezia. Im Norden bildet der Po die Begrenzung. - Restauriert.

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        [DS] Document Signed By Thomas Jefferson and James Madison for a Ship's Safe Passage

      [Ship’s Safe Passage Document] Thomas Jefferson (1743-1826) U.S. President 1801-1809) Pictorially engraved ship’s Passage vellum document signed by President Thomas Jefferson and countersigned by the Secretary of War James Madison (1751-1836). Nothing has been filled in, (i.e. no date, ship or captain’s name, etc.) Framed under glass. (not examined out of frame). Document measures approx. 14" x 10", frame measures 22" x 17". Blank seal is present. Signatures are somewhat fading. Fold lines..

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        FROM THE LONDON GAZETTE, OF DECEMBER 25, 1742. AN ACCOUNT OF THE LATE INVASION OF GEORGIA, DRAWN OUT BY LIEUTENANT PATRICK SUTHERLAND, OF GENERAL OGLETHORPE'S REGIMENT, WHO LATELY ARRIVED IN ENGLAND, AND WAS SENT EXPRESS ON THAT OCCASION, BUT BEING TAKEN BY THE SPANIARDS OFF THE LIZARD, WAS OBLIGED TO THROW THE SAID EXPRESS AND HIS OTHER PAPERS OVER-BOARD [caption title]

      [London. 1743?].. 4pp. Folio. Modern red morocco by Sangorski and Sutcliffe, ruled in gilt, spine gilt. Bookplate on rear pastedown. Old horizontal folds. Closed tears neatly repaired along the center horizontal fold. Light soiling. Very good. A rare account of the defense against the 1742 Spanish invasion of Georgia. In 1740, during the War of Jenkin's Ear, General James Oglethorpe, a founder of Georgia, mounted an attack on the Spanish in St. Augustine, Florida. The Spanish repulsed Ogelthorpe's colonial troops, and in 1742 made their own offensive against Georgia, the defense of which is described here. This account was made by Lt. Patrick Sutherland, a member of Oglethorpe's regiment who brought the news back to London. He describes the Spanish naval attack on St. Simon's Island, the colonial response, and the land engagements that followed, all of which occurred in June and July, 1742. The text concludes with a list of the Spanish forces employed in the invasion, including "ninety Indians and 15 Negroes, who run away from South- Carolina." ESTC locates a total of only three copies, at the British Library, the John Carter Brown Library, and the University of Virginia. Sabin notes the copy in the De Renne collection (now at the University of Georgia). Goodspeed's bought the Streeter copy for $1500 in 1967, which is the last copy that we have been able to locate in the market. ESTC T86385. EUROPEAN AMERICANA 743/209. SABIN 93962. STREETER SALE 1153. DE RENNE I, p.114-115.

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        Watercolor Painting : 'Joseph Brant: The Savage War Chief of the Cherry Valley Massacre' [caption title]

      [American. early 1800s]. Very Good. Watercolor on paper. Image, including manuscript caption, approximately 9 1/2 x 5 inches on a 10 1/4 x 6 3/4 - inch sheet. In a modern metal frame, approximately 17 1/2 x 13 inches, with archivally correct matting. Some evidence of early paste on the verso showing through, some rippling, else very good. The painting shows Mohawk War Chief Jospeh Brant in war paint and a headdress of two red feathers, his right hand raising a tomahawk. Joseph Brant (Indian name Thayendanegea, 1743-1807) was a major Mohawk military and political leader during the American Revolutionary War and Federal Period. Born in present-day Northeast Ohio, he fought for the British forces during the French and Indian War and was subsequently educated at Moor's Charity School, where Eleazar Wheelock wrote with admiration of his intellect and temperament. At the outbreak of the American Revolution, Brant traveled to England, where he met numerous dignitaries, was inducted into the Falcon Lodge of freemasons, and received audience with George III, to whom he pledged his continued loyalty. Returning to America, he led Mohawk warriors and colonial Loyalist soldiers against the Americans, often fighting alongside the Seneca and British. The present painting expresses the greatest of several historical ironies surrounding Brant's life, depicting him as the 'Monster Brant' of the 1778 Cherry Valley Massacre, during which 30 noncombatants were reportedly killed. While a fierce and effective warrior, Brant was, in fact, renowned among both British and American officers for his honor in battle and 'great humanity' toward enemy civilians and prisoners. At Cherry Valley, Brant and his forces tried desperately to prevent a raging group of Seneca warriors who had detached themselves from British command from slaughtering white noncombatants. All military reports of the battle agreed on this point, and his restraint was evident throughout his campaigns in the Mohawk Valley. Nevertheless, his reputation as 'savage' perpetrator of the atrocities at Cherry Valley persisted, particularly in stories that would circulating through the region well after the war. While Brant was the subject of portraits by several major American artists, including Gilbert Stuart, Ezra Ames, and Charles Willson Peale, this painting does not appear to be rendered after a famous original and is likely drawn from imagination - possibly a child's. While the piece may be late 18th-century, the paper on which it is painted suggests a somewhat later date, most likely 1810-1830.

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        Elementa architecturae ad structuras oeconomicas applicatae in usum academiarum per regnum Hungariae. Budapest, Universitätsdruckerei 1779. 8°. XVI.158S. mit 11 (gef.) Kupfertafeln.- Angebunden: Hadaly de Hada Karl, Elementa Hydrotechniae. Raab, J. Streibig 1783. 8Bll. 128S. mit 2 (gef.) Kupfertafeln, Ldr. d. Zt. mit Rsch. u. reicher Rvg.

      . . I) Wurzbach XXV, 46f - Poggendorff II, 576.- Der Jesuit Rausch v. Traubenberg (1743-1816) war Prof. der "Civil- u. Militär-Architectur" am Theresianum in Wien: nach Aufhebung des Ordens Prof. der Mathematik an der Univ. zu Pesth.- Die Kupfer mit zahlr. architek. Details.- II) Wurzbach VII, 165f - Poggendorff I, 986.- Hadaly de Hada (1743-1834) war Prof. der höheren Mathematik u.a. in Raab, Pressburg u. Pesth.- Die Kupfer mit Konstruktionen zur Wasserverbauung.- Tls. leicht gebräunt od. braunfleckig, Rücken etw. wurmstichig.

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        Carte des Environs de Dunkerque, Bergue, Gravelines, St Omer, Aire, Lille, Menin, Ypres, Dixmund

      Atlas Militaire., 1743.. Copper engraving. Original colour. Fine condition, good margins. Size: 64.3 x 48.5 cm. (25½ x 19 inches) Fricx's famous maps of Belgium and northern France, accurate and detailed, show the fortifications of the towns very clearly, here boldly coloured in red. Originally published in 1712

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        Observations de medicine pratique (Observations of practical medicine).

      Chez Huart Briasson & Durand, Paris 1743 - TP + [i]-[ii] = Dedication + [iii]-[vii] = Preface + [viii]-[xiii] = Table des Observations + [xiv] = Errata + [1]-266 + [267]-[269] = Approbations, 12mo. First Edition (Stoddard 14).Yet another attempt by La Mettrie to correct the "theories" of contemporary medicine with practical, concrete observations. Contemporary full leather with five raised bands on the spine with gilt decorations and gilt title a red field. The spine edges are lightly worn and just a bit chipped at the top. The covers have a few light gouges both front and back but nothing unsightly or that would be unexpected in a book of this age. Overall a very acceptable tight and clean copy of this book. ADDITIONAL PHOTOS AVAILABLE UPON REQUEST. [Attributes: First Edition]

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        Antiquitatum romanarum corpus absolutissimum, cum notis... Thomae Dempsteri. Cui accedunt Pauli Manutii Libri II. De legibus, et de senatu... Editio novissima.

      Amsterdam, Schouten, 1743.. 4°, circa 26 x 22,5 cm. Kupfertitel, Titel mit gestochener Vignette, 6 6 Bll., SS. 1-792, 1 Bl., SS. 815-956, 15 Bll. Reg., 1 w. Bl., 1 mehrf. gef. Plan, 7 Kupfertafeln Pergament d. Zt. mit reicher Vergoldung und grossen Wappen-Supralibros auf beiden Deckeln. " Graesse VI, 166; Lipsius/L. 340; Cicognara 3861: "Questo e riputato il libro piu completo, e piu ricco in fatto di antichita Romane. La migliore editione...". Umfangreiches Kompendium zur Geschichte des antiken Rom, enthält u. a. Beiträge zur Topographie, Numismatik, Architektur, dem Rechts- u. Kriegswesen etc. Die Seiten 793-814 sind, wie immer, in der Paginierung übersprungen, es fehlt aber nichts. "

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        "Determinatio Orbitae Cometae qui mense Martio hujus anni 1742. potissimum fuit observatus". In: Miscellanea Berolinensia...Ex scriptis Societati Regiae scientiarum, Bd VII (letzter der Reihe)

      Berlin, J.G. Michaelis, 1743.. S. 1-90. (gesamter vorliegender Band VII: Titel, 2 nn Bll., 477 S., mit 8 gefalt. Kupfertafeln, davon 1 farbige). Mit 4 Bll. Tabellen und 1 Kupfertafel (im Euler-Beitrag). 4to (20 x 17,5 cm). Halbleder d.Z. mit RSchild (VGelenkbezug angerissen, Kanten leicht beschabt).. Harnack, Akademie Bd III, Gesamtregister von Köhncke p. 86.- Erstdruck dieser astronomischen Schrift des bedeutenden Schweizer Mathematikers und Physikers, der 1741 durch Berufung Friedrichs II. ordentliches Mitglied der Berliner Akademie geworden war (1744 erschien bei Haude in Berlin die umfangreichere Schrift "Theoria motuum planetarum et cometarum", Poggendorf I 689). Der vorliegende Sammelband der Akademieschriften, übrigens der letzte der Reihe, enthält 4 weitere (mathematische) Abhandlungen von Euler (s.die Titel b. Köhncke) bis Seite 242. Allesamt stellen sie die ersten Beiträge Eulers in diesem seit 1710 erscheinenden Periodicum dar! Neben seinen mathematischen Arbeiten stellen seine Theorie der Bewegung der Planeten sowie seine Himmelsmechanik seine bleibenden Hauptleistungen dar.- Durchgehend leicht gebräunt. Stempel u.Sign. auf Titel.

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