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        El hombre de letras,

      Barcelona: Juan Jolis, 1744. hardcover. very good(+). Written in Italian. translated into Castilian by Gaspar Sanz Presbytero. 8vo, 1, (17) leaves, 288 p. full flexible vellum. Barcelona: Joan Jolis, 1744. Scarce. Very good (+). Curious work, written by a Jesuit and translated by a theologian who praises the wisdom and prudence, rejects ignorance, lust or neglect, and admire the best men of letters of all time. It was translated into Latin, French, English, German and Portuguese, and now, Castilian.

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        Dell'Istorie della città di Brescia... Libri XIV. Con diverse aggiunte d'altri autori.

      Savioli e Camporese, 1744. Cm. 28, pp. xvi, 352. Con bella vignetta incisa al frontespizio, grandi capolettera e finalini xilografici. Leg. coeva in piena pergamena rigida con nervi passanti, dorso liscio con titoli in oro su tassello. Traccia di un'etichetta alla base del frontespizio. Bell'esemplare, particolarmente fresco e marginoso, senza difetti. Elegante e stimata edizione settecentesca di questo classico della storiografia bresciana, arricchito di supplimenti ed aggiunte tra cui segnaliamo: Descrizione del sacco di Brescia fatto da Gastone di Fois l'anno 1512 descritto da M. Cesare Anselmi che vi si trovò presente.

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        Dialogo dove ne i congressi di quattro giornate si discorre sopra i due massimi Sistemi del Mondo Tolemaico e Copernicano Proponendo indeterminatamente le ragioni Filosfiche e Naturali tanto per l'una quanto per l'altra parte in questa Impressione migliorato ed accresciuto sopra l'esemplare dell'Autore stesso.

      nella Stamperia del Seminario, 1744. 190x250 mm Tagli colorati Grande marca tipografica al frontispizio (Post Fata Resurgo) capilettera ornati testate e finalini. Grande ritratto dell'Autore inciso da Zucchi ad inizio opera.

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        Veduta del Palazzo del Sig. Principe Strozzi e della Strada che conduce al Ponte a S. Trinita

      1744. Acquaforte e bulino, 1744, firmata in lastra da Baldassarre Gabbuggiani in basso a destra. Tratta dalla celebre Scelta di XXIV vedute delle Principali Contrade, Piazze, Chiese e Palazzi della Città di Firenze. Magnifica prova, impressa su grande foglio di carta vergata coeva, con margini, in ottimo stato di conservazione. Questa tavola rappresenta senza dubbio una delle migliori tavole della raccolta dello Zocchi. Le due serie dedicate alle vedute di Firenze e alle ville dei Medici e della nobiltà fiorentina, per le quali Zocchi aveva predisposto 74 disegni, furono messe in cantiere intorno alla fine degli anni '30 del '700. Le incisioni di Zocchi, che hanno avuto un successo internazionale di grande rilievo, sono un tassello prezioso di quella splendida produzione di immagini di architetture, giardini e campagne che l'Italia del secolo dei lumi offriva a un pubblico ammirato e sempre più vasto Etching and engraving, 1744, signed in plate by Baldassarre Gabbuggiani and Giuseppe Papini at the bottom right. Taken from the famous Scelta di XXIV vedute delle Principali Contrade, Piazze, Chiese e Palazzi della Città di Firenze. Magnificent proof, printed on large piece of contemporary laid paper, with margins, in excellent condition. The two series devoted to the views of Florence and the Medici villas and Florentine nobility, for which he had prepared Zocchi 74 designs, were placed in the yard around the late '30s 700. The engravings of Zocchi, who had a major international success, they are a valuable piece of this splendid production of images of architecture, gardens and fields that Italy of the Enlightenment offered to a wider audience and always admired. Berlin Catalog 2700; Nagler XXV, 3300. Dimensioni 675x505.

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        DELL'IMPIEGO DEL DANARO Libri tre.

      Tumermani, 1744. in - 4 antico, pp. XXII, (2), 332, bella leg. p. perg. coeva con tit. mss al d., tagli color. Tagli color. Vignetta in rame al front. Dedicat. a Papa Benedetto XIV. Iniziali e final. xilogr. Sulla prima c. bianca che precede il front. un lungo testo manoscritto trascrive copia di una lettera del Papa Benedetto XIV datata 31 Ottobre 1744 e indirizzata all'Autore Scipione Maffei. Nella lettera il Papa ringrazia il Maffei per avergli fatto dono di 2 copie di questa sua nota opera e inizia "Così è del 1698 incomincia l'epoca della nostra amicizia. Ella ci scrive, che allora fece buon pronostico di Noi e Noi l'assicuriamo che lo facemmo ottimo di Lei". Antica firma di proprietà cassata al front. Il front. inoltre non presenta la data di pubblicazione stampata ma è riportata una data manoscritta 1745. Belliss. esempl. [001]

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        Theatrum Botanicum,oder Vollkommenes Kräuter-Buch

      - Das erste Buch von den Baum- und Staudgewächsen (vollständig). Das andere Buch von denen Kräutern. Das dritte und vierte Buch von den Kräutern (vollständig). Das fünfte Buch von den Kräutern (unvollständig). Die Pflanzen sind erklärt mit Namen, mit Geschlecht und Gestalt, Eigenschaften und Gebrauch. 27.Juli 1744. ca. 1192 S.m.zahlr. ca.1000 Holzschnitten im Text. (ohne Titelblatt und Porträt)(Seiten 1177-1184, 1192 bis 1216 und mehrsprachiges Register fehlen). In Altenburg/Thüringen am 24.Mai 1937 neu unfachmännisch gebunden, rep.am 20.4.1942.leicht wasserfleckig.folio.Pp.-3)Innen restauriert Bild von einer Seite Illustrationen. Sonderangebot: Dieser Verkäufer bietet Kunden einen exklusiven Rabatt von 25% auf sämtliche Preise. Alter Preis: 1500,00 EUR. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Dell'Istorie della città di Brescia... Libri XIV. Con diverse aggiunte d'altri autori.

      Savioli e Camporese, 1744. Cm. 25, pp. xvi, 352. Con bella vignetta incisa al frontespizio, grandi capolettera e finalini xilografici. Leg. d'epoca posteriore in mezza pelle. Esemplare ben conservato, senza difetti. Stimata edizione settecentesca di questo classico della storiografia bresciana, arricchito di supplimenti ed aggiunte tra cui segnaliamo: Descrizione del sacco di Brescia fatto da Gastone di Fois l'anno 1512 descritto da M. Cesare Anselmi che vi si trovò presente.

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        Le Maistre des Novices dans l'Art de Chanter : ou Règles Générales, courtes, faciles, et certaines, pour apprendre parfaitement Le Plein - Chant. [ Edition originale ]

      Chez Le Breton, petit - fils d'Houry, 1744. Précédées de quelques Motifs & Exemples édifians, qui engagent les jeunes Ecclésiastiques & les jeunes Religieux Novices, & autres, à s'y appliquer ; de quelques Observations sur la formation, conservation, destruction, enrouement, extinction de la Voix, avec leurs remedes, & moyens de la rendre claire & sonore ; & suivies d'un ample Recueil d'Antiennes, Répons & Messes, d'une agréable variété & tendre dévotion, pour servir à exercer, tant sur la Note que sur la Lettre, ceux qui n'ont point de Livres d'Eglise en leur disposition, 1 vol. in - 4 reliure de l'époque pleine basane marron, dos à 5 nerfs dorés orné, coupes ornées, Chez Le Breton, petit - fils d'Houry, Paris, 1744, 1 f. blanc, xii pp., 53 pp., lxxxiv pp. et 1 f blanc Rare exemplaire de l'édition originale du Maitre des Novices. Bon état (qq petits accrocs, frott. et mouill. en couv., petit mq. en coiffe sup., bon exemplaire par ailleurs). Bénédictin et musicographe, Rémi Carré est né à Saint - Fal (dicoèse de Troyes) en 1706. Chantre titutlaire de l'Abbéye de Saint - Liguaire, il devint prieur de Berceleuf. Français

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        Volume III Of the Author's Works, Containing Travels Into Several Remote Nations of the World. In Four Parts . By Lemuel Gulliver.

      Dublin: Printed By and for Geo. Faulkner, 1744. - 12mo. Volume 3 only (of 4). Full calf, spine titled in gilt. Engraved frontispiece and six inserted plates (two are folding maps). In this copy the Contents pages (Signature 'A', 4 leaves) are bound at the rear between pages 300 / 301 (Leaves O4 / O5), and the final signature (headed: 'A Letter From Captain Gulliver To His Cousin Sympson' and terminating in a page of publisher's ads) is repeated; there are two copies of the signature bound in, one after the other. This final signature, signed "***" , was at the front of the volume in the 1735 edition, sans ads, and was placed immediately after the Contents pages; It is entirely re-set in this 1744 edition. One leaf (C4, mis-signed D4) has a small piece torn from the lower corner, not affecting text; three leaves bear notes in pen in the bottom margins, and there are five pages of description and analysis of the work written in pen in a close (unknown) hand, on the first two blanks and recto of the frontispiece. A strip is trimmed from the top edge of the title page, where a signature has been removed, some moderate wear to the top of the spine and joints, a very good copy otherwise. Faulkner's Dublin edition of 1735 was the first attempt at a collected edition of Swift, and is notable because Swift revised the text of Gulliver for it. This volume is from a later edition of the set, which was published in 4 volumes, then expanded to 6 volumes. Ads at the rear of this 1744 edition indicate that the set had lately been expanded to six volumes, which were available in octavo or pocket formats. For a more detailed discussion of this editon, see Marshall (A.): "The 1735 Faulkner Edition of Swift's Works" in THE LIBRARY, issue of June, 2013. This 1744 edition is quite scarce.

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        HISTOIRE ET DESCRIPTION GENERALE DE LA NOUVELLE FRANCE, AVEC LE JOURNAL HISTORIQUE D'UN VOYAGE FAIT PAR ORDRE DU ROI DANS L'AMERIQUE SEPTENTRIONALE.

      PARIS Chez Rollin 1744 - Six volumes. [6],viii,454; [2],501; [2],465; [2],388; [2],456; [2],434,[4]pp. plus twenty-eight maps, and ninety-six plates on forty-four sheets. 12mo. Contemporary speckled calf, raised bands, spines gilt, leather labels, all edges red. Slight wear at joints, spine ends, and corners. Internally clean. Very good. First duodecimo edition, printed the same year as the three-volume quarto edition of this classic work of Canadian history, including important material on French settlement in the Mississippi Valley. The journal consists of thirty-six letters, six of which relate to the southern colonies. "The principal work of this great Jesuit traveller and historian and the pre-eminent authority on the French period in the West" - Howes. "This work is one of the best authorities concerning various Indian tribes, some of which no longer exist. The laborious accuracy with which the work was executed can be estimated by the fact that the maps, dated 1743, are marked with the latest discoveries, in 1742, in the extreme north of America" - Lande. Most of the maps in this work were drawn by French cartographer Nicholas Bellin, including his important rendering of North America, a frequent source for later mapmakers, as well as some of the most definitive and up-to-date maps available of Canada. Besides its great importance as a historical and cartographical work, Charlevoix's narrative is also of considerable interest for the section entitled "Description des Plantes Principales de l'Amerique Septentrionale," which in the duodecimo edition occupies much of the fourth volume. Here the author describes ninety-six plants, mainly ones native to Canada, but including herbs of the Mississippi Valley as well. Most of the plants described are of medicinal value. The text is accompanied by forty-four folding plates illustrating all ninety-six species discussed. LANDE 125. WHEAT TRANSMISSISSIPPI 120. PILLING, PROOF- SHEETS 756. TPL 188. HOWES C307, "b." MICHIGAN RARITIES 8. CLARK I:59. SABIN 12136. KARPINSKI, p.137. GREENLY, MICHIGAN 11. EUROPEAN AMERICANA 744/56. ARENTS 730. CUMMING & DE VORSEY 259. SERVIES 380. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        ELEMENTI DI FISICA ESPOSTI DAL P.D. GIOVANNI CRIVELLI CHERICO REGOLARE SOMASCO IN QUESTA SECONDA EDIZIONE ACCRESCIUTI E MIGLIORATI S'AGGIUNGONO DELL'ISTESSO AUTORE DUE DISSERTAZIONI SULLE LEGGI DEL MOTO E DELL'ESTIMAZIONE DELLE FORZE VIVE ED I PROBLEMI AR

      VENEZIA PRESSO SIMONE OCCHI 1744. Due volumi in 8vo (cm 23x17,5), ambedue con grande vignetta al frontespizio, legatura in piena pergamena coeva, dorso con fregi e nervi. Opera in ottimo stato. Vol. I, pag. 8 - 256 seguite da 14 tavole in rame ripiegate. Vol. II, pag. 437 seguite da 13 tavole in rame ripiegate. Riccardi 1 - 385. - - Belle le tavole, interessantel'opera. Il primo libro tratta dei principi basilari della Fisica: natura del moto, principi dei fluidi, di acustica, di ottica. Il secondo volume si occupa di cosmogonia, astronomia, con opinioni di importanti scienziati quali Keplero, Bernoulli. Edizione ritenuta migliore della prima del 1732.

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        I Tre Ordini d’Architettura

      - Dorico, Jonico, E Corintio Presi dalle Fabbriche piu celebri dell’ Antica Roma, e posti in uso con un nuovo esattissimo metodo. Nella Stamperia di Antonio de’ Rossi, Rome, 1744. Contemporary full sprinkled calf splendidly rebacked maintaining original spine which is in seven compartments between raised banding the second with crimson morocco title label and the remaining with foliate embellishment within gilt ruled compartments, sides bear triple gilt rule; foredges gilt and crimson edges; Folio, 424x283 mms. First Edition. With engraved vignette title-page, one engraved header, six engraved tailpieces of which five depict coins, nine engraved initials, seventy-six plates of which three are folding; all copper engraved. In addition there are numerous woodcut head- and tail-pieces and initials.An excellent copy of this work, which is rarely found in its complete state. Only seven copies sold at auction in the last thirty-five years. [APBC] [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        La secchia rapita poema eroicomico di Alessandro Tassoni patrizio modenese, colle dichiarazioni di Gaspare Salviani romano, s'aggiungono la prefazione, e le annotazioni di Giannandrea Barotti ferrarese; le varie lezioni de' testi a penna.....

      Bartolomeo Soliani, 1744. Cm. 27, pp. lx, 92, 489 (3). Con frontespizio in rosso e nero, antiporta allegorica, ritratto dell'autore, 12 tavole poste all'inizio di ogni canto, una tavola ripiegata con il Carroccio, 2 carte geografiche ripiegate, 1 tabella genealogica ripiegata, un fac - simile di scrittura e l'immagine della Ghirlandina all'ultima carta. Le tavole sono incise in rame da F. Zucchi, A. Bolzoni, G. Cantarelli, G. Benedetti, B. Bonvicini ed A. Zuliani su disegni e invenzioni di D.M. Fratta, F. Villani ed altri. Solida ed elegante legatura ottocentesca in mezza pergamena con piccole punte. Dorso liscio con titoli in oro su tassello. Esemplare fresco, marginoso ed in ottimo stato di conservazione con solo un piccolo ed antico rinforzo al verso di una delle due carte geografiche. Magnifica edizione figurata del maggior poema eroicomico delle nostre lettere, corredata dagli apparati critici di Giovanni Andrea Barotti e dalle annotazioni del Tassoni medesimo, celato sotto lo pseudonimo "Gaspare Salviani". Cfr. Puliatti, I, 128: "Il testo è costituito sull'edizione romana del 1624 nella redazione corretta secondo la volontà di Urbano VIII, ma collazionata con i manoscritti tassoniani, di sono riportate le varianti, e con le più importanti stampe edite sotto la cura del Tassoni. Su di esso sono esemplare quasi tutte le successive edizioni"; Vinciana, 3018: "Edizione assai pregiata per contenuto e veste tipografica, da tutti definita come la migliore edizione della Secchia".

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        La secchia rapita Poema eroicomico... colle dichiarazioni di Gaspare Salviani... s'aggiungono la Prefazione, e le Annotazioni di Giannandrea Barotti...

      1744. In 4°, pp. (4), 508, frontespizio in rosso e nero con vignetta centrale con la famosa secchia e lo sfondo di Modena, capilettera ornati, una tabella genealogica ripiegata e 18 tavole incise in legno a piena pagina (compresa l'antiporta ed il ritratto del Tassoni). Legatura ottocentesca in mezza pergamena, con titoli in oro su doppio tassello al dorso, piatti marmorizzati. Esemplare marginoso con gore marginali e moderate tracce d'uso. Rara e ricercata edizione. Si tratta di una delle due versioni del Soliani edite nello stesso anno: la prima possiede intagli in rame, la seconda (la presente) in legno. Seconda edizione

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        Die Reisen Und Begebenheiten des Engl. Capitains Robert Boyle, Worinnen die Geschichte der Mad. Villars, mit welcher er aus der Barbarey geflüchtet; wie auch eines Ital. Sclavens Anton Alvares, und eines Spaniers Don Petro Aquilio, als besondere Exempel von unvermutheten und zu bewundernden Glücks-Fällen enthalten. Nebst denen merckwürdigen Reisen des Herrn Castelmanns, dessen Schiffbruch, wunderbahren Conservation, Beschreibung von Pensylvanien und besonders derselben Haupt-Stadt Philadelphia. Aus dem Englischen übersetzt.

      Halberstadt, Christ. Friderich Schopp und Breslau, Daniel Pietsch (Leipzig als Messplatz), 1744. - 2 Bände. Mit 6 Kupfertafeln. 4 Bll., 352 S.; 1 Bl., SS. (353)-634, 7 Bll. HLdr. d. Zt. VD18 90303156; Frauen reisen 139; Goed. II, 590; Hayn-Got. I, 426 und VI, 412; Price & Price 1108. - Die Verfasserschaft ist nicht wirklich geklärt; neben Victor Benjamin wird das Werk auch Daniel Defoe zugeschrieben. Die erste deutsche Ausgabe erschien im selben Verlag 1735. - Etwas berieben und bestoßen. Wenige Vergleichsexemplar haben im ersten Band eine Vorrede mit 4 Bll., die hier nicht beigebunden ist. Die Kupfer etwas flau abgezogen. Tls. wenig fleckig. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Phytobasanos. Cui accessit vita Fabi et Lynceorum notitia adnotationesque in phytobasanon Iano Planco Ariminensi auctore.

      I.P. Aere, et Petri Caietani Viviani, 1744. Cm. 29, pp. (2) lii, 134 (2). Con bella vignetta la frontespizio, testate, capolettera e 38 tavole f.t. con illustrazioni di piante e pesci. Il tutto inciso in rame. Legatura in mezza pergamena, dorso liscio con titolo manoscritto. Piatti e sguardie recenti, mentre il dorso è verosimilmente d'epoca. Esemplare marginoso (in barbe) ma con qualche fioritura, più pronunciata al frontespizio. Si tratta della più rara delle due edizioni apparse nel 1744 (l'altra fu impressa a Firenze). Il naturalista Fabio Colonna (Napoli 1567 - 1640) si dedicò specialmente alla botanica sottolineando l'importanza del fiore e del seme per la classificazione delle piante; fu definito da Linneo "primo di tutti i botanici". Valente disegnatore, preparò egli stesso le finissime tavole per il oresente testo la cui prima edizione apparve a Napoli nel 1592. Si segnala inoltre che, secondo alcuni studi, fu proprio nell'originale di quest'opera che l'incisione calcografica sostituì per la prima volta l'immagine xilografica.

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        La secchia rapita poema eroicomico di Alessandro Tassoni patrizio modenese, colle dichiarazioni di Gaspare Salviani romano, s'aggiungono la prefazione, e le annotazioni di Giannandrea Barotti ferrarese; le varie lezioni de' testi a penna.....

      Bartolomeo Soliani, 1744. Cm. 27, pp. lx, 92, 489 (3). Con frontespizio in rosso e nero, antiporta allegorica, ritratto dell'autore, 12 tavole poste all'inizio di ogni canto, una tavola ripiegata con il Carroccio, 2 carte geografiche ripiegate, 1 tabella genealogica ripiegata, un fac - simile di scrittura e l'immagine della Ghirlandina all'ultima carta. Le tavole sono incise in rame da F. Zucchi, A. Bolzoni, G. Cantarelli, G. Benedetti, B. Bonvicini ed A. Zuliani su disegni e invenzioni di D.M. Fratta, F. Villani ed altri. Bella legatura coeva in piena pelle, dorso a nervi con titoli e ricchi fregi in oro. Tagli colorati e belle sguardie in carta dipinta. Esemplare fresco, marginoso ed in ottimo stato di conservazione con solo un paio di piccoli rinforzi al verso delle due carte geografiche. Esemplare nella rara tiratura stampata su carta velina fina e con tutte le tavole impresse in turchino. Magnifica edizione figurata del maggior poema eroicomico delle nostre lettere, corredata dagli apparati critici di Giovanni Andrea Barotti e dalle annotazioni del Tassoni medesimo, celato sotto lo pseudonimo "Gaspare Salviani". Cfr. Puliatti, I, 128: "Il testo è costituito sull'edizione romana del 1624 nella redazione corretta secondo la volontà di Urbano VIII, ma collazionata con i manoscritti tassoniani, di sono riportate le varianti, e con le più importanti stampe edite sotto la cura del Tassoni. Su di esso sono esemplare quasi tutte le successive edizioni"; Vinciana, 3018: "Edizione assai pregiata per contenuto e veste tipografica, da tutti definita come la migliore edizione della Secchia".

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        A Course of Experimental Philosophy.

      London:: Printed for John Senex; Printed for W. Innys ? M. Senex, 1734. 1744. hardcover. 2 volumes. 4to. [xxiv], 463, [1], [xii]; xv, [1], 568, [viii] pp. 32. + 46 [=78] engraved plates. Subscriber?s list, indexes. Original. calf, raised bands, gilt spine compartments, leather spine labels;. joints reinforced with kozo. Very good. RARE.. First edition. This is the expanded complete work that was promised in the author?s preface of 1717 where a select group of lectures were issued. For this see: Physico-mechanical lectures, 1717. (80 pp. and 78 plates). Desaguliers was one of those responsible for popularizing Newton. He was, in fact, the chief designer of experiments for the Royal Society, something which he devoted his life work towards. Many of these experiments were oriented towards optics and mechanics, and then later to electricity. ?It was Desaguliers who popularized the demonstrative experiments to the public ? ?Without Observations and Experiments, he wrote in the preface to the first volume of his Course of Experimental Philosophy (1734), ?our natural Philosophy would only be a Science of Terms and an unintelligible jargon.? By deliberate choice he demonstrated to the eye not only things discovered by experiment but also those ?deduc?d by a long Train of mathematical consequences; having contrived Experiments, which step by Step bring us to the same Conclusions,? for he recognized that the Newtonian philosophy was not accessible to all through mathematics. Thus Desaguliers occupies a leading position (along with Keill, Pemberton, and Maclaurin) among those who gave Newtonian science its ascendancy in eighteenth-century England.? ? Hall, p. 45. ¶ ?John Theophilus Desaguliers, Huguenot émigré, priest, freemason, engineer and natural philosopher, was both a protégé and promoter of Newton. An Oxford graduate and popular lecturer, he became Newton?s experimental assistant in 1713, and a fellow of the Royal Society in 1714. Desaguliers promoted Newtonianism in various settings, and for various ends. Within the Royal Society, he devised new experiments to defend several of Newton?s claims (for instance, concerning the shape of the earth) against French critics. His skill as an experimental demonstrator also helped establish him within the competitive world of commercial lecturing. His popular lectures, intended to demonstrate Newtonian propositions to a non-academic audience, provided the basis of several publications. Desaguliers? natural philosophical credentials were also useful in obtaining patronage: he performed experiments for the royal family, and his allegorical poem, The Newtonian System (1728), compared the certainty and stability of Newton?s universe with that of the Hanoverian monarchy.? ? Whipple Library. ¶ ?One of Desaguliers? lectures concerned Isaac Newton?s recently established three laws of motion. He also used a planetarium, or orrery, to visualise the motion of the heavenly bodies in our solar system according to the Copernican system. By turning a crank the planets and Earth are set in motion around the Sun.? [See: plate 31, vol. I] ? Museum of the History of Science. ¶ ?DESAGULIERS, JOHN THEOPHILUS (1683?1744), natural philosopher, son of Jean Desaguliers, pastor of a protestant congregation at Aitré, was born on 13 March 1683 at La Rochelle. On the revocation of the edict of Nantes in 1685 his father fled to England, bringing with him John Theophilus. The latter, it has been said, was concealed in a barrel, and thus carried on board the Refugee vessel. As a boy he read classics with his father, who, after a brief residence in Guernsey, became minister of the French chapel in Swallow Street, London, and kept a school at Islington, with his son as assistant. After his father?s death Desaguliers matriculated from Christ Church, Oxford. Here he took the degree of B.A., and entered into deacon?s orders in 1710, in which year he was also appointed successor to Dr. Keil as lecturer on experimental philosophy in Hart Hall. He followed the method adopted by his predecessor, and lectured on hydrostatics, optics, and mechanics. On 3 May 1712 he proceeded M.A., and in the following year took up his residence in Channel Row, Westminster, and there continued his lectures. In July 1714 he was elected a fellow of the Royal Society, and invited to become their demonstrator and curator. He was held in great esteem by Sir Isaac Newton, then president of the society, and became chaplain in the same year (1714) to the Duke of Chandos, who presented him with the living of Stanmore Parva, or Whitchurch, Middlesex. In 1717 he lectured before George I, who rewarded him with a benefice in Norfolk, worth 70l. a year, which was afterwards exchanged for a living in Essex on the presentation of George II. About this time he was appointed chaplain to Frederick, prince of Wales. On 16 March 1718 he completed his degrees at Oxford as bachelor and doctor of laws. In February 1741?2 he received the Copley gold medal from the Royal Society in acknowledgment of his successful experiments. When old Westminster Bridge was built (1738?9) his opinion on the structure was often sought, but his house with Channel Row had to be pulled down. Desaguliers removed to a lodging in Bedford Coffee-house, over the great piazza in Covent Garden, where he continued his lectures with great success until his death on 29 Feb. 1744. He was buried in the Savoy on 6 March following. In personal appearance he was unattractive, short and thickset, of irregular features, and extremely near-sighted. He was a member of the Gentlemen?s Society at Spalding (Nichols, Lit. Anecdotes, vi. 81). He is said to have been the first to deliver learned lectures to the general public. His lectures were attended by the most learned men of the day, and were made interesting by skilful experiments. In a journey through Holland his lectures likewise attracted the attention of men like Huyghens and Boerhaave. He was the inventor of a machine called the planetarium, which served to determine the exact distances of the heavenly bodies according to the systems of Newton and Copernicus. He also erected a ventilator, by order, in a room over the House of Commons. Desaguliers contributed a vast number of papers on light, colours, the barometer, &c., to the ?Philosophical Transactions,? a list of which is to be found in Maty?s index to the ?Philosophical Transactions.? James Cawthorn, in his poem ?The Vanity of Human Enjoyments,? credits Desaguliers with poverty at death. A portrait is in Nichols?s ?Anecdotes,? ix. 640?1. He left three sons, of whom John Theophilus (1718?1752) was vicar of Cratfield and Lexfield, Suffolk. Thomas, the youngest, is separately noticed.? ? DNB. ¶ DSB, IV, pp. 43-46, by A. Rupert Hall. . 2

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        La Secchia Rapita. Poema eroicomico. Colle dichiarazioni di Gaspare Salvini. S'aggiungono la prefazione e le annotazioni di Giannandrea Barotti. Le varie lezioni de' Testi a penna e di molte edizioni; e la vita del Poeta composta da Lodovico Antonio Muratori.

      Soliani, 1744. In 8°, m. pelle, pp. 508 + 16 pregevoli inc. a tutta p. , raffiguranti il busto dell'autore e scene inerenti all'argomento trattato nell'opera. Front. fig. Antip. fig. Capilettera. Testata. Lieve menda al front. Gore che interessano ma non ledono il t.

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        Traité de géométrie théorique et pratique, à l'usage des artistes

      Paris, Ch. - Antoine Jombert, 1744. XIV, (2), 231, (1)pp., 45pl maroquin rouge, dos à nerfs, double filet sur les coupes, tranches marbrées sous or, dentelle intérieure (Michel Engel) 1744, 1744, in - 8, XIV, (2), 231, (1)pp, 45pl, maroquin rouge, dos à nerfs, double filet sur les coupes, tranches marbrées sous or, dentelle intérieure (Michel Engel), 45 belles planches gravées par Cochin fils et Chedel. Chaque planche de géométrie est agrémentée d'une scène animée. Sébastien Leclerc, ou Le Clerc (1637 - 1714) fut tour à tour, ingénieur - géographe, membre de l'Académie Royale de peinture, professeur de géométrie et de perspective, graveur du Cabinet de Louis XIV et professeur à l'Ecole des Gobelins. Très bel exemplaire

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        Traité de Géométrie théorique et pratique, à l'usage des artistes

      Paris, Charles - Antoine Jombert, 1744. de XIV, (2), 231, (9)pages et 45 planches lein veau marbré de l'époque 1744, 1744, in - 8, de XIV, (2), 231, (9)pages et 45 planches, lein veau marbré de l'époque, Nouvelle édition après une première parue en 1690. 45 belles planches repliées gravées sur cuivre. Charmant ouvrage dont chaque planche est agrémentée d'une figure dessinée par Cochin et gravée par Chedel et Launay. Il constitue le complément de la Pratique de la géométrie, sur la papier et sur le terrain du même auteur. Sébastien Leclerc, ou Le Clerc (1637 - 1714) fut tour à tour, ingénieur - géographe, membre de l'Académie Royale de peinture, professeur de géométrie et de perspective, graveur du Cabinet de Louis XIV et professeur à l'Ecole des Gobelins. On lui doit de nombreux ouvrages généralement très bien illustrés. Mouillures claires sur les premières pages

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        Testaceo-Theologia, Oder: Gründlicher Beweis des Daseyns der vollkommensten Eigenschaften eines göttlichen Wesens, aus natürlicher und geistlicher Betrachtung der Schnecken und Muscheln, zur gebührenden Verherrlichung des grossen Gottes, und Beförderung des ihm schuldigen Dienstes ausgefertigt.

      Leipzig, Michael Blochberger, 1744. - 3 Bll., 984 S., 40 Bll. Mit gest. Porträt-Frontispiz und 22 gest. Tafeln mit 157 Abbildungen. Pappband der Zeit. Erste Ausgabe. – Nissen 2459 – Vgl. Poggendorff I, 1436. – Theologische Betrachtungen in Bezug auf Muscheln und Schalentiere. – Friedrich Christian Lesser (1692-1754) war Pastor in Nordhausen, später Hauslehrer in Berlin und Mitglied der Leopoldinischen Akademie. - Einband berieben. Rücken mit Einrissen, mittiger Knickspur und Fehlstelle am oberen Kapital. 1. Lage teils gelöst. 1 Tafel mit Ausriss, 1 Abbildung darauf mit Bildverlust. 8 Tafeln mit schwachem Braunfleck. Stellenweise gering gebräunt bzw. fleckig, sonst gutes Exemplar. First edition. – With engr. portrait-frontispiece and 22 engr. plates with 157 illustrations. Contemp. boards (rubbed, spine with tears and crease-fold). – 1 plate with tear-out, one illustration with loss, 8 plates with light brownstain, slightly browned resp. stained in places). [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Mémoires pour servir à l'histoire d'un genre de polypes d'eau douce à bras en forme de cornes

      Chez Jean & Herman Verbeek, 1744. - Chez Jean & Herman Verbeek, A Leide 1744, In - 4 (19x25,5cm), XV (1) 324pp., relié. - Prima edizione, illustrata - [FRENCH VERSION FOLLOWS] Edition originale, illustrée de 4 très jolis en - tête par Pronk, 4 culs - de - lampe et 13 planches dépliantes sur les polypes. Exemplaire aux armes frappés sur le dos (hermines et Macles) des Rohan - Chabot. Les reliures aux armes des Rohan et des Rohan - Chabot ont en effet la particularité de porter les meubles d'armes sur le dos exclusivement. Reliure en plein veau blond d'époque. Dos à nerfs orné d'hermines et de macles couronnés. Mors intégralement fendus. Coiffes arasées. Coins frotement émoussés. Rares petites pîqûres, dernières planches avec la marge haute salie. C'est dans ces mémoires que Tremblay découvrit l'hydre, ou hydra, polype d'au douce qu'il observa durant plusieurs années, alors qu'il était précepteur du fils d'un conte qui possédait une propriété avec étang et ruisseaux. Il y relate méticuleusement et à l'aide d'un esprit particulièrement éclairé ses observations et ses expériences. Après avoir pris l'hydre pour une plante, Tremblay comprend qu'il a affaire à un animal, capable de se dépacer avec ses tentacules (les cornes), et qui est photosensible, se dirigeant instinctivement vers le point le plus lumineux. Il constate, par de multiples et intelligentes expérimentations que l'hydre a le pouvoir de se régénérer grâce à la division cellulaire, et enfin que l'hydre peut se reproduire de façon asexuée. Bien qu'il trouva un grand écho auprès de ses contemporains, les études de Tremblay tombèrent rapidement dans l'oubli, certainement parce qu'elles étaient concurentielles de celles de Réaumur. La zoologie moderne réhabilita l'importance de se travaux et la qualité de ses expérimentations.  

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        Reports of cases argued and determined in the High Court of Chancery, during the time of the late Lord Chancellor King.

      Dublin: Pr. by Oli. Nelson for the administratrix of the author Folio (32.2 cm, 12.7"). [10], 442 pp.. 1744 First edition, with a list of subscribers headed by the Right Honorable Robert, Lord Baron Newport, Lord Chancellor of Ireland; as with most Reports, the reading illuminates human as well as legal history. Provenance: Title-page and several others stamped by the Birmingham Law Society; title-page with inked ownership inscription of Hamilton Stuart, dated 1755. Evidence of readership: Several instances of corrections and marginalia in Stuart's hand, including two substantive annotations; occasional underlining. Period-style quarter calf and marbled paper?covered sides, spine with gilt-stamped leather title-label, raised bands, and blind-tooled compartment decorations. First leaf of contents with closed tear at center; one leaf with tear from outer margin, not touching text. Scattered spots of faint foxing, with varying degrees of age-toning; a clean copy. => A solid and distinguished-looking copy, with additional interest in its evidence of readership.

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        Analyse gèographique de l'Italie...

      chez la Veuve Estienne et Fils, 1744. Cm. 26, pp. xl, 288 (2). Con alcune testate in rame ed in xilografia e due carte geografiche più volte ripiegate fuori testo. Solida legatura d'inizio '800 in mezza pelle con punte, dorso liscio con fregi e titoli in oro su tassello. Arrossature a qualche carta, peraltro esemplare genuino ed in ottimo stato di conservazione. Edizione originale di quest'opera, arricchita delle carte geograficha dell'Italia: "Position des points discutes dans l'analyse géographique", "Parallele de contour de l'Italie". L'autore (1697 - 1782) fu geografo del re di Francia e la cartografia da lui prodotta (più di 200 carte) risulta un prodigio d'esattezza. A lui si riconosce il merito dei progressi nella cartografia settecentesca. I gioielli della sua produzione geografica sono le carte della Grecia, dell'Egitto, d'Italia e della Gallia.

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        RACCOLTA D'OPUSCOLI SOPRA L'OPINIONI FILOSOFICHE DI NEWTON.

      FIRENZE, GIOVAN PAOLO GIOVANELLI, 1744. In 8vo (cm 19,5x13,5), cartonatura alla rustica originale pag. 24 - 217. Frontespizio in rosso e nero con vignetta calcografica allegorica, una tavola xilografica ripiegata che illustra alcuni concetti matematici e astronomici descritti nel testo. Rarissima edizione in perfetto stato. Gray 410. - - Le opinioni di Hartsoeker, Le Clerc e Cheyne riguardo il pensiero scientifico - filosofico di Newton.

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        La Real Villa dell'Ambrogiana

      1744. Acquaforte, 1744, firmata in lastra in basso a destra. Da un soggetto di Giuseppe Zocchi, inserita nelle Vedute delle ville e d'altri luoghi della Toscana edito da Giuseppe Allegrini, Firenze 1744. La Villa Medicea dell'Ambrogiana si trova sulla riva sinistra dell'Arno, nel punto in cui vi confluisce la Pesa, in una posizione scenografica nei pressi della cittadina di Montelupo Fiorentino. Questa opera giovanile del Piranesi è da considerarsi molto importante poiché rappresenta la sua prima veduta di un luogo reale, e segue di un solo anno il primo lavoro a stampa, Prima parte di Architetture e Prospettive, 1743, lavoro di totale fantasia. Bellissima coloritura coeva, alcune ossidazioni, per il resto in ottime condizioni. Bibliografia: Focillon 19. Dimensioni 485x315. Etching, 1744, signed on lower right plate. After a subject of Giuseppe Zocchi, included in Vedute delle ville e d'altri luoghi della Toscana published by Giuseppe Allegrini, Florence 1744. The Villa Medicea dell'Ambrogiana is on the left bank of the Arno river, where the Pesa flows into the river, a scenographic position nearby the town of Montelupo Fiorentino. This early work of Piranesi is quite important because it is his first view of an existing place ever realized, published one year after his first printed work, Prima parte di Architetture e Prospettive, 1743, totally fictitious. Beautiful contemporary color, light oxidations, otherwise in good condition. Firenze Florence Bibliografia: Focillon 19. Dimensioni 485x315.

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        Caii Sallustii Crispi quae exstant opera

      Sumptibus Mich. Steph. David, 1744. - Sumptibus Mich. Steph. David, Lutetiae Parisiorum (Paris) 1744, xlviij, 392pp. (1), relié. - Nuova edizione, illustrata con un frontespizio, un'intestazione, e due figure di Cochin, scioperi dei Fessard. Impressione pulito su asta forte. Bound in pieno Marocco lungo marina fagioli, dopo il 1800, firmata coda RP Thouvenin. Thouvenin giovane Joseph era il maggiore dei più famosi Thouvenin lo stesso nome. Questo semplice rilegatura è nel gusto di Bozérian. Torna con nervi decorato con 4 piccoli fiorellini, ruote di serie coda. Mentoring netto sui piatti. Bordi Gilt. Schiene insolated girato verde. Maiuscoletto all'attrito, schiena e piatti. - [FRENCH VERSION FOLLOWS] Nouvelle édition, illustrée d'un frontispice, d'un en - tête, et de 2 figures par Cochin, gravés par Fessard. Impression soignée sur vergé fort. Cette édition, nouvelle illustrée, sera réimprimée par Barbou en 1774. Reliure en plein maroquin à grains longs marine, postérieure vers 1800, signée en queue R. P. Thouvenin. Joseph Thouvenin le jeune était l'aîné du plus célèbre Thouvenin du même nom. Cette reliure sobre est dans le goût de Bozérian. Dos à nerfs orné de 4 petits fleurons, série de roulettes en queue. Filet d'encadrement sur les plats. Tranches dorées. Dos insolé devenu vert. Petits frottements au coiffes, dos et plats. Présence des serpentes. Page de titre et frontispice avec quelques rousseurs, quelques feuillets plus jaunes et rousseurs éparses (assez rares).  Bel exemplaire dans une des premières reliures de Thouvenin jeune. Cette édition latine rassemble les oeuvres complètes de cet illustre historien, La conjuration de Catilina, La guerre de Jugurtha, des lettres à César et des fragments. Elle contient en outre une biographie.  

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        Navigantium atque itinerantium bibliotheca. Or, a complete collection of voyages and travels. Consisting of above six hundred of the most authentic writers? Now carefully revised, with large additions, and continued down to the present time; including particular accounts of the manufactures and commerce of each country.

      London, T. Woodward, a.o., 1744-1748. 2 volumes. Large folio. Period-style blind-stamped calf, with red morocco title labels. With titles-pages printed in black and red, royal privilege as frontispiece in volume one, woodcut head-pieces and 61 engraved maps, charts and plates (15 folding). (32),984; (10),1056,(22) pp. (Text in double-column ).'This is a revised and enlarged version of the 1705 first edition of John Harris's 'compleat collection of voyages and travels'. The second edition, especially prized for its maps, has been called the most complete by several authorities. Particularly valuable is the inclusion of a printing of Tasman's original map and two short articles printed on the map. One discusses Quiros's voyage, while the other speculates about the possibility of the Australian continent being colonized' (Hill p.275). Book I, Chapter I: History of the circumnavigators: Magellan, Francis Drake, Thomas Cavendish, Olivier van Noort, Sebald de Weert, Joris van Spilbergen, François Pelsaert, Willem Cornelisz. Schouten, Pedro Fernandez de Quiros, Jacques l'Hermite, Cowley, William Dampier, William Funnell, Woodes Rogers, John Clipperton, George Shelvocke, Jacob Roggeveen, Abel Jansz. Tasman, George Anson. II: Discovery, settlement, and commerce of the East Indies. Chapter III: Comprehending the discovery, settlement and commerce of the West Indies.Book II: Voyages and discoveries towards the North, and through most of the countries of Europe.Book III: Voyages to, and travels through the dominions of the Grand Signior, and through other empires, kingdoms and states in Asia: Turkey, Persia, China, Corea, Russia.Present here, and absent in the first edition, are the narrations of Christopher Middleton to Hudson Bay, 1741-1742, Bering to the Northeast, 1725-1736, Woodes Rogers? circumnavigation, 1708-1711, Clipperton and Shevlocke?s circumnavigation, 1719-1722, Roggeveen to the Pacific, 1721-33, and the various travels of Lord Anson?s voyages, 1740-1744. - (Some age-browning). - A very good copy of this great collection of voyages.Hill 775; Landwehr, VOC, 261; Sabin, 30482; Cox I, p.10; Schilder, map 87.

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        Todten-Tanz, wie derselbe in der lobl. u. welt-beruhmten Stadt Basel, als ein Spiegel menschlicher Beschaffenheit kunstlich gemahlet und zu sehen ist. Nach dem Original in Kupfer gebracht nebst einer Beschreibung von der Stadt Basel. - Basel: Sufinden ben Joh. Rud. Im-Hof, 1744. / La Danse des Morts, comme elle est depeinte dans la louable et celebre ville de Basle, pour servir d un miroir de la nature humaine dessinée et gravée sur l original de feu Mr. Matthieu Merian. on y a ajouté, une description

      Basel: Sufinden ben Joh. Rud. Im-Hof, 1744 Basel: Sufinden ben Joh. Rud. Im-Hof, 1744. 1st Chovin ed.of Merian work.. Contemporary half calf. G+. "4º, (207x166mm.); LIX, 0-132 p.; sign.: A-Q4, R2.- First title page, in German, engraved (plate mark, 194x191mm.); second title page, in French, printed; 43 etchings after designs by Matthäus Merian and burin engraved by Jacques Anthony Chovin, with image sizes ranging between 120/126x102/107 mm.- // Contemporary half calf binding with corners; raised bands, joints hinges and corners goffered with fillets; cover edges rubbed, missing foot; short split on upper front joint; some toning to paper, with some stains and slight foxing, depending on signature; small stain of red tip pen ink in edge of upper margin pp. 105-110. - // Prov.: No data.- // Refs.: Brunet, III, 1650; Graesse, IV, 497; (Wüthrich, III, 353)(1).- // The dances of death were a pictorial and literary genre whose heyday, even if not its origin, is said to have been closely associated to the plague epidemic that assaulted Europe in the Middle Ages. Initially, and in only a few short scenes, these dances narrated the passing of life up until the moment of death, showing, in the last scenes, the challenges that were to be faced in this trance. In a very brief time period this narrative model underwent a radical change, when death moved from being a character that waited until the final scenes to appear to became a character in life scenes. In this way its presence transformed the dances into a moral argument on the way to behave, with the threat that at the end of one s life one would have to account for their actions. And under this new script, the dances progressively increased the number of scenes to include new characters from different social classes and professions, presenting them with death accompanying them during their lives, warning them about those deviations in their conduct that would have consequences(2). The burden of anti-corruption had been added to the content of religious feeling. This was represented in the mural frescoes of 120m2, painted in the first half of 15th century  that have passed into history as Kleinbasel that were kept in Basel, in the cloister of a Dominican monastery until they were destroyed in 1805. These were adapted by Matthäus Merian around 1616 with his nephew, publishing them in the impossible to find edition of 1621  Todten-Tantz: wie derselbe in der weitberümbten Statt Basel als ein Spiegel menschlicher Beschaffenheit gantz künstlich mit lebendigen Farben gemahlet, nicht ohne nutzliche Verwunderung zusehen ist.- Getruckt zu Basel: in Verlegung Mattheus Mieg, 1621 , reprinted in 1625 and 1649 and, later, by his inheritors, in 1696. The reasons for transmitting the content of the murals was very clear to Merian:  C est pourquoi je suis sûr & en bonne espérance, Lecteur affectionné & discret, que vous agréerés cet ouvrage petit, mais bien intentioné, & qu il sera plus propre & plus fort pour vous déterminer à l Observation de ces huit fruits, qui en sortent, dont j ai fait mention ci-dessus, que si l on vous mettoit sur la Table dans des repas divertissans une tête de mort, ce que saisoient autrefois les Païens ; ou bien si vous auriés vos bierres dans vos maisons & toûjours à vos yeux, ce qui saisoient d autres Peuples pour avoir toûjours dans la mémoire le moment de leur Mort : Puisque les beaux Tableaux, & les Passages énergiques de l Ecriture le rappelleront dans la mémoire, & cela d une manière beaucoup plus agréable, à moi, à vous & à chacun. Dieu nous accorde sa grace ! Portés vous bien . In the mid 18th century, the printer and bookseller Rodolphe Imhoff decided to re-introduce Merian s work, from the last of the editions while alive, 1649 s edition, where the original plates have been retouched adding skies to the empty backgrounds of the scenes. Imhoff commissioned the reproduction of Merian s plates to Jacques Anthony Chovin and the result was sent to print in 1741, with three subsequent reprints. The copy we offer belongs to the first of those four editions, the one printed with the highest quality. Modifying the edition from 1649, Imhoff introduced the novelty of presenting the text in German and in French, probably to be able to access both markets, and to offer a unique presentation of the city of Basel. For his part, the scarce freedoms that Chovin allowed himself when copying the engravings consisted of adding the ivy to the emblem of the ossuary, adding buildings to the landscape of the Mayor and the Jew scenes, modifying the Adam and Eve scene (also removing the presence of animals, except for the serpent)(4) and retouching the famous last emblem, with which Merian s last edition concluded, which features a knight, to make it more realistic in order to make it more difficult to notice at first glance the surprising trick that it hides: when turned upside down what appears is the satisfied face of death.- // (1) Wüthrich, Lucas H. (1966-1996): Das druckgraphische Werk von Matthaeus Merian d. AE.- 4 vols.- Basel: Bärenreiter Verlag; Hamburg: Hoffmann und Campe. We put it in brackets because we lack the work and we could not verify it.- (2) For a global vision on the  Dances of Death , see, for example, the classic Georges Kastner: Les danses des morts: dissertations et recherches historiques, philosophiques littéraires et musicales sur les divers monuments de ce genre qui existent ou qui ont existé tant en France qu à l étranger.- Paris: Brandus; Pagnerre, 1852, and Victor Infantes: Las danzas de la muerte. Génesis y desarrollo de un género medieval (siglos XIII-XVII).- Salamanca: Universidad, 1997.- (3) The details of the modifications in the engravings up to that point are taken (but cross-referenced) from the exhaustive and fascinating website www.dodedans.com/Eindex.htm ."

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        The Harleian Miscellany

      46- London- T. Osborne 1744 - An attractive and scarce eight volume set of the Harleian Miscellany. The first edition, without the title to introduction by Samuel Johnson. Complete in 8 volumes. Interspersed with historical, political and critical notes with a table of contents and an index. From the library of the late Hugh Selbourne MD (1906-1973) a noted book collector and diarist. With the Selbourne Library stamps to each volume. The Harleian Miscellany is a collection of material from the library of the Earl of Oxford, edited by William Oldys and Samuel Johnson between on behalf of the publisher Thomas Osborne. The source library for this miscellany is the combined library of Robert Harley, 1st Earl ofOxfordand his son Edward Harley, 2nd Earl of Oxford. Robert Harley was a noted bibliophile and patron of the arts. His personal library collected and preserved literature from many different eras such as Renaissance, Anglo-Saxon and Middle English. His son, Edward Harley, was also a noted bibliophile. Their combined collection, known as the Harleian Collection, is now in the British Library. Condition: Rebacked in calf gilt with mottled calf boards. Externally, smart with some rubbing to extremties and joints. Front joint starting to volume I. Heavier wear totail of spine of volumeVI. Lyme bookplate to front pastedown all volumes. From the library of Hugh Selbourne with Selbourne Library label to pastedowns and stamps to verso of title pages. Internally, firmly bound. Pages bright and generally clean. Occasional patches of spotting heavier to volume VI, VII and VIII. Overall: VERY GOOD INDEED [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Entwurf von den Eigenschaften der Speisen und Getränke (2 Bände in 1)

      Hamburg, Richter, 1744. - und der geschickten Wahl derselben nach den unterschiedenen Beschaffenheiten der menschlichen Leiber . die dritte Ausgabe in welcher hinzugekommen sind deutliche Regeln zur Beobachtung richtiger Ordnung im Essen und Trinken. Mit gestochenem Frontispiz 15 Blatt, 207 Seiten; 8 Blatt, 159 Seiten, Lederband der Zeit, 17 x 11 cm, Rücken berieben, innen etwas gebräunt. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        The Harleian Miscellany

      46- London- T. Osborne, 1744 Book. VERY GOOD INDEED. Hardcover. First edition.. An attractive and scarce eight volume set of the Harleian Miscellany. The first edition, without the title to introduction by Samuel Johnson. Complete in 8 volumes. Interspersed with historical, political and critical notes with a table of contents and an index. From the library of the late Hugh Selbourne MD (1906-1973) a noted book collector and diarist. With the Selbourne Library stamps to each volume. The Harleian Miscellany is a collection of material from the library of the Earl of Oxford, edited by William Oldys and Samuel Johnson between on behalf of the publisher Thomas Osborne. The source library for this miscellany is the combined library of Robert Harley, 1st Earl ofOxfordand his son Edward Harley, 2nd Earl of Oxford. Robert Harley was a noted bibliophile and patron of the arts. His personal library collected and preserved literature from many different eras such as Renaissance, Anglo-Saxon and Middle English. His son, Edward Harley, was also a noted bibliophile. Their combined collection, known as the Harleian Collection, is now in the British Library. Condition: Rebacked in calf gilt with mottled calf boards. Externally, smart with some rubbing to extremties and joints. Front joint starting to volume I. Heavier wear totail of spine of volumeVI. Lyme bookplate to front pastedown all volumes. From the library of Hugh Selbourne with Selbourne Library label to pastedowns and stamps to verso of title pages. Internally, firmly bound. Pages bright and generally clean. Occasional patches of spotting heavier to volume VI, VII and VIII. Overall: VERY GOOD INDEED.

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        LE GUERRIER PHILOSOPHE, OU MEMOIRES DE M. LE DUC DE**. CONTENANT DES REFLEXIONS SUR DIVERS CARACTERES DE L'AMOUR, & QUELQUES ANECDOTES CURIEUSES DE LA DERNIERE GUERRE DES FRANCOIS EN ITALIE PIERRE DE HONDT LA HAYE 1744

      PIERRE DE HONDT 1744 Deux volumes in - 12 (165 x 99 mm), veau fauve marbre', dos a' cinq nerfs orne', pieces de maroquin rouge et marron, alerions entre les nerfs, triple filet entourant les plats, armes au centre, dentelle sur les coupes, tranches mouchetees rouges (reliure d'e

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        Hudibras In Three Parts Written in the Time of the Late Wars: Corrected and Amended. With Large Annotations, and a Preface by Zachary Grey, LL.D. Adorn'd with a new Set of Cuts. [By William Hogarth].

      Cambridge: Printed by J. Bentham, printer to the University. 1744 - Cambridge: Printed by J. Bentham, printer to the University. 1744. 1744. 8vo, the first edition of this edition, xxxvi, (42),424, (16) & 446,(24)pp., with copper engraved frontis portrait by Soest engraved by Vertue & 16 copper engraved plates (4 double-page) by Hogarth, indexes, list of subscribers. In recently rebound half calf, raised bands, red and green matching labels, gilt titles. The first edition of Zachary Grey's annotated edition of Butler's great burlesque satire that has formed the basis of all subsequent editions. "Hudibras" was one of the first books illustrated by Hogarth in 1726. Employing a mixed etching-engraving technique, the illustrations are considered amongst his best book illustrations. A very attractive set of an important edition. Condition Report Externally Spine – very good condition – gilt titles and published year to the spine. Joints – very good condition. Corners – very good condition. Boards – very good condition. Page edges – good condition. See above and photos. Internally Hinges – very good condition. Front paste down – good condition. Front free end paper – good condition. Title – good condition – foxed. Pages – good condition – nice and white, some marks and foxing. Binding – very good condition – solid binding. See photos [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Mémoires pour servir à l'histoire d'un genre de polypes d'eau douce à bras en forme de cornes

      Chez Jean & Herman Verbeek 1744 - - Chez Jean & Herman Verbeek, A Leide 1744, In-4 (19x25,5cm), XV (1) 324pp., relié. - Edition originale, illustrée de 4 très jolis en-tête par Pronk, 4 culs-de-lampe et 13 planches dépliantes sur les polypes. Exemplaire aux armes frappés sur le dos (hermines et Macles) des Rohan-Chabot. Les reliures aux armes des Rohan et des Rohan-Chabot ont en effet la particularité de porter les meubles d'armes sur le dos exclusivement. Reliure en plein veau blond d'époque. Dos à nerfs orné d'hermines et de macles couronnés. Mors intégralement fendus. Coiffes arasées. Coins frotement émoussés. Rares petites pîqûres, dernières planches avec la marge haute salie. C'est dans ces mémoires que Tremblay découvrit l'hydre, ou hydra, polype d'au douce qu'il observa durant plusieurs années, alors qu'il était précepteur du fils d'un conte qui possédait une propriété avec étang et ruisseaux. Il y relate méticuleusement et à l'aide d'un esprit particulièrement éclairé ses observations et ses expériences. Après avoir pris l'hydre pour une plante, Tremblay comprend qu'il a affaire à un animal, capable de se dépacer avec ses tentacules (les cornes), et qui est photosensible, se dirigeant instinctivement vers le point le plus lumineux. Il constate, par de multiples et intelligentes expérimentations que l'hydre a le pouvoir de se régénérer grâce à la division cellulaire, et enfin que l'hydre peut se reproduire de façon asexuée. Bien qu'il trouva un grand écho auprès de ses contemporains, les études de Tremblay tombèrent rapidement dans l'oubli, certainement parce qu'elles étaient concurentielles de celles de Réaumur. La zoologie moderne réhabilita l'importance de se travaux et la qualité de ses expérimentations. [AUTOMATIC ENGLISH TRANSLATION FOLLOWS] First edition, illustrated XV (1) 324pp. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        The Laws Relating to Bankrupts, Brought Home to the Present Time: With Several Special Cases, Modern Determinations, and Precedents relating thereto; and Directions for Creditors and Debtors. Also a List of the Fees in Bankruptcy [etc.]. Folio

      London: Printed by Henry Lintot, (Assignee of Edw. Sayer, Esq;), 1744. Contemporary 1/4 calf over marbled boards, the Macclesfield copy with the initials of Sir Thomas Clarke, Master of the Rolls, on the front blank Only edition of Davies' treatise (and the only early work on the English law of bankruptcy printed as a folio), with "reports of about fifty cases not elsewhere reported", including those added to in early 1745, extending the work to 550 pages

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        Traité complet sur l'aberration des étoiles fixes, avec une Histoire générale de l'Astronomie, une Introduction au Système du Monde

      1744 - de [I-II], (2), III-XXXII, Paris, Quillaut, 1744, in-8, de [I-II], (2), III-XXXII, 270, (4) pages et 8 planches, plein-veau de l'époque, dos à 5 nerfs, Première édition à laquelle contribua Le Monnier. Après les observations de Bradey (1727), Molineux et le Mémoire de Clairaut (1737), Fontaine de Crutes donne un aperçu complet d'une découverte post-copernicienne : les petits mouvements des étoiles observées (les aberrations) sont dus au mouvement de la terre et au fait que la lumière que les étoiles fixes produisent ne nous parvient pas instantanément. Bel exemplaire, grand de marges, à l'intérieur frais, portant les ex-libris de Duc de la Chapelle (1765-1814), qui fit construire un observatoire privé à Montauban, et de Paul Helbronner. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Poems attempted in the style of Milton. By Mr. John Philips, Student of Christ-Church, Oxon. With his life by Dr Sewell

      London printed for E. Curll, in Covent-Garden, MDCCXLIV. [1744] 12mo: xxx,42;72pp, with frontispiece portrait of the poet, frontispiece to the separately paginated Cyder, woodcut head- and tailpieces. Contemporary speckled calf, covers framed with double fillets in gilt, spine with five raised bands ruled in gilt, recent red morocco lettering piece gilt, edges speckled red. A Fine—indeed exceptional—copy. Foxon, p. 570. Fine

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        Navigantium atque itinerantium bibliotheca. Or, a complete collection of voyages and travels. Consisting of above six hundred of the most authentic writers Now carefully revised, with large additions, and continued down to the present time; including particular accounts of the manufactures and commerce of each country.

      - London, T. Woodward, a.o., 1744-1748. 2 volumes. Large folio. Period-style blind-stamped calf, with red morocco title labels. With titles-pages printed in black and red, royal privilege as frontispiece in volume one, woodcut head-pieces and 61 engraved maps, charts and plates (15 folding). (32),984; (10),1056,(22) pp. (Text in double-column ).'This is a revised and enlarged version of the 1705 first edition of John Harris's 'compleat collection of voyages and travels'. The second edition, especially prized for its maps, has been called the most complete by several authorities. Particularly valuable is the inclusion of a printing of Tasman's original map and two short articles printed on the map. One discusses Quiros's voyage, while the other speculates about the possibility of the Australian continent being colonized' (Hill p.275). Book I, Chapter I: History of the circumnavigators: Magellan, Francis Drake, Thomas Cavendish, Olivier van Noort, Sebald de Weert, Joris van Spilbergen, François Pelsaert, Willem Cornelisz. Schouten, Pedro Fernandez de Quiros, Jacques l'Hermite, Cowley, William Dampier, William Funnell, Woodes Rogers, John Clipperton, George Shelvocke, Jacob Roggeveen, Abel Jansz. Tasman, George Anson. II: Discovery, settlement, and commerce of the East Indies. Chapter III: Comprehending the discovery, settlement and commerce of the West Indies.Book II: Voyages and discoveries towards the North, and through most of the countries of Europe.Book III: Voyages to, and travels through the dominions of the Grand Signior, and through other empires, kingdoms and states in Asia: Turkey, Persia, China, Corea, Russia.Present here, and absent in the first edition, are the narrations of Christopher Middleton to Hudson Bay, 1741-1742, Bering to the Northeast, 1725-1736, Woodes Rogers‘ circumnavigation, 1708-1711, Clipperton and Shevlocke‘s circumnavigation, 1719-1722, Roggeveen to the Pacific, 1721-33, and the various travels of Lord Anson’s voyages, 1740-1744. - (Some age-browning). - A very good copy of this great collection of voyages.Hill 775; Landwehr, VOC, 261; Sabin, 30482; Cox I, p.10; Schilder, map 87. [Attributes: First Edition]

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        Testaceo theologia, oder gründlicher Beweis des Daseyns und der vollkommnesten Eigenschaften eines Göttlichen Wesens

      1744 - (6),984, (80)pp., 22pl. Leipzig, Michael Blochberger, 1744, in-8, (6),984, (80)pp, 22pl, demi-vélin à coins postérieur, dos lisse avec titre à l'encre, Édition originale de cette "théologie des coquillages", illustrée de 22 planches de coquillages et d'escargots gravées en taille-douce par Brühl. Manque le portrait. Texte en gothique (Fraktur). Friedrich Christian Lesser (1692-1754) étudia la médecine puis la théologie évangélique à Halle et à Leipzig. Il s'est particulièrement intéressé à la "physicothéologie" et a participé à la production d'un type de littérature de vulgarisation scientifique, en vogue dans les milieux protestants, qui consistait à démontrer la grandeur de Dieu au travers des merveilles de la nature : outre cet ouvrage, il est également l'auteur d'une théologie des insectes (Insectotheologie, 1738). Reliure salie, petite mouillure en tête. Nissen ZBI, n° 2459. Cole I, n° 1482. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Mémoires pour servir à l'histoire d'un genre de polypes d'eau douce à bras en forme de cornes

      First edition, illustrated Chez Jean & Herman Verbeek A Leide 1744 In-4 (19x25,5cm) XV (1) 324pp. relié

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        Psalmodia evangelica, ou livro de cantigas espirituaes, tiradas de varios textos e muytos lugares da Escritura Sagrada, da theologia positiva e moral, e de outros livros asceticos . Traduzidas pela mayor parte da lingua Alemaã pelos Padres missionarios de Trangambar. Terceira impresssaò.

      Na Officina da Real Missaò de Dinamarca . -, Tranquebar 1744 - Hldr. d. Zt. mit RSch., VDeckel mit goldgepr. Supralibros der Slg. Luxdorph. Schmal-8vo. 4 (st. 6) Bll., 284 S., 20 Bll. - Seltener Druck aus Tranquebar (Tamil: Tharangambadi), der ehemaligen dänischen Kolonie in Süd-Indien. Der Ort war im 17. und 18. Jh. ein wichtiger Ausgangspunkt der lutherischen Missionstätigkeit und besaß eine bedeutende Missionsdruckerei. - Fehlen die letzten 2 Bll. der Vorstücke, die vorhanden Texte jedoch komplett. - Vord. flieg. Vorsatz entfernt, Innendeckel mit alten Besitzvermerken. Einbd. berieben. Aus der Bibl. des berühmten dänischen Bibliophilen Bolle Willum Luxdorph (1716-1788), Vorderdeckel mit seinem goldgepr. Supralibros, ein Elefantenkopf, der mit dem Rüssel eine Krone hochhält. 300 g. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Ave Maria: Oracion panegyrica hidrographico-nautica, que . . . de N. Sra. de Guadalupe de Mexico

      1744 - Sermon in honor to the Lady of Guadalupe, with numerous references to apparitions to native Mexicans and treasure fleets. 1744. Madrid. In 4to (202 mm x 144 mm). 20 pp. + 28 pp. Modern morocco gilt by Vera. Generally very good, moderate damp staining, restoration to some corners without loss of text. First edition. A very rare laudatory sermon in honor of the Virgin of Guadalupe, written in allegory to a ship carrying precious stones; it includes numerous references of apparitions to Mexican natives, as well ships coming back and forth from the Indies carrying treasure –in allegory to the Virgin and Biblical passages. Cano Nieto (1711 – 1780) was a learned Priest and religious men, academic of the Royal History Academy, Bishop of Segorbe, professor of theology, Provincial of Castille, book censor, amongst other appointments. We could find no copies in OCLC, Medina only knew his own copy. European Americana 744/41 (listing one copy). Medina, BHA 3347 (citing only his own copy). None in OCLC. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Erläutertes Evangelisches Oesterreich, Das ist, Fortgesetzte Historische Nachricht von den vornehmsten Schicksalen der Evangelisch-Lutherischen Kirchen in dem Ertz-Hertzogthum Oesterreich . 3 Teile, sowie "Presbyterologia", "Beilagen", "Nachlese", "Zwiefache Zugabe" und "Evangelisches Oesterreich" in 2 Bänden.

      Hamburg, Felginer (später: Bohn), 1736-1744. - 4°. Pgt. d. Zt. mit hs. Rtitel (fleckig, angestaubt, stark beschabt und bestoßen, Ecken und Kanten lädiert, bei Band II ein Teil des Rücken mit zeitgenöss. Bezugspapier überklebt. Ränder tlw. etw. lappig). Bernhard Raupach (Tondern 1682 - 1745 Hamburg) war lutherischer Geistlicher und Kirchenhistoriker und gilt als bedeutendster Historiker des Protestantismus in Österreich.- Kollation der Teile in Folge der Bindung: Band I: Vorgebunden, A) Evangelisches Oesterreich, das ist Historische Nachricht von den vornehmsten Schicksalen der Evangelischen Kirchen in dem Ertz-Hertzogthum Oesterreich unter u. ob der Enns . Hamburg, 1741. Mit gest. Porträt (B. Raupach). 4 Bll., 304 SS.; 90 SS., 1 Bl. (Beilagen).- B) Erläutertes Evangelisches Oesterreich . Erster Theil . von An. 1520 bis 1580 . Hamburg, 1736. Mit gest. Porträt (Johann Sebastian Pfauser) und 1 gest. Tafel. 3 Bll., LXII, 344 SS.; 208 SS., 7 Bll. (Beilagen).- C) Presbyterologia Austriaca Oder Historische Nachricht von dem Leben, Schicksalen und Schriften der Evangelisch-Lutherischen Prediger . von Zeit zu Zeit, bis zu der großen Reformation A. 1624 und A. 1627 . Hamburg 1741. VIII, 224 SS. + 48 SS. (Kleine Nachlese.).- D) Zwiefache Zugabe zu dem Evangelischen Oesterreich . Ein Supplement . die Andere eine Zweyte Nachlese . in sich begreift . Hamburg, Bohn 1744. 2 Bll., 172 SS.- Band II: E) Erläutertes Evangelisches Oesterreich . Zweyter Theil, in welchem die An. 1580 auf Verordnung der Evangelischen Stände in Oesterreich unter der Enns angestellte Visitation ihrer Kirchen . mitgetheilet wird. Hamburg 1738. Mit gest. Porträt (Lucas Backmeister). 3 Bll., XX, 376 SS.; 182 SS., 1 Bl. (Beilagen).- F) Erläutertes Evangelisches Oesterreich . Dritter und letzter Theil, in welchem diese Evangelische Kirchen-Geschichte von An. 1581 an bis auf gegenwärtige Zeit . mercklich gebessert und weiter ausgeführet werden. Hamburg 1740. Mit gest. Porträt (Melchior Khlesl). 3 Bll., XX, 492 SS.; 268 SS., 10 Bll. (Beilagen).- Vorsatzblätter mit hs. Bes.-Vermerk. Durchgehend gebräunt und stellenweise braunfleckig, vereinzelt gering wurmstichig. A - NEUEINGÄNGE MAI 2016 [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        OPUSCULA MATHEMATICA, PHILOSOPHICA ET PHILOLOGICA. Collegit partimque Latine vertit ac recensuit Joh. Castillioneus.

      Lausannae & Genevae, apud Marcum - Michaelem Bousquet & Socios, 1744.3 volumes, complete set, FIRST EDITION 1744, Latin text, edited by Johann Castillioneus. 4to, 245 x 195 mm, 9¾ x 7¾ inches, half - title in Volume I, title pages printed red and black, each with engraved vignette with portrait of Newton, 64 engraved folding plates, Volume III has 3 original plates inserted from an identical copy of another Volume III, and 1 PLATE IN MODERN FACSIMILE, taken from the "The Chronology of Ancient Kingdoms" by Isaac Newton which has the same plate but with a little added text to top margin, engraved headpieces and pictorial initials, 2 folding tables, pages: (8), xxxviii, 420; vi, 423; vi, 566 including index, bound in modern half speckled calf over marbled sides, raised bands, blind rules and gilt lettering to spines, all edges speckled, modern black endpapers. Volume I: small inscription on half - title dated 1792 and neatly crossed out, very small light brown stain in top left corner of title page, occasional very light foxing to margins, 7 gatherings lightly browned, college stamp in 1 margin; Volume II: tiny worm track in inner margin of title page, occasional very light foxing, college stamp in 1 margin, a few pages lightly browned; Volume III: 6 gatherings lightly browned, occasional very light foxing, tiny chip or hole to 10 margins (not consecutive, caused by paper flaw). Bindings tight and firm. A very good clean set. First collected edition of the mathematical, philosophical and philological treatises by Newton edited with a biography by Johann Castillioneus, and containing some items not easily available elsewhere. These three volumes formed part of a hybrid set of eight volumes of Newton's works consisting of the three volumes of the Geneva Principia (1739 - 42), the 1740 Optice, Castillioneus's own edition of the Arithmetica universalis (1761), and his three volumes of Opuscula which are usually found separate. Castillioneus (1708 - 1791) was born in Tuscany, studied mathematics and law at Pisa, then moved to Switzerland where he remained until 1751. He spent 13 years at the University of Utrecht before finally settling in 1764 at the Berlin Academy of Frederick the Great. All the works in the Opuscula are in Latin whatever the original language and each separate work or essay is preceded by its own title page mostly with the date of its first publication. Contents of the three volumes as follows. 1) Mathematica: De analysi (1711); Methodus fluxionum (1736); De quadratura (1706); Enumeratio (1706); Methodus differentialis (1716); exerpts from correspondence with John Wallis, John Chamberlayne, Abbe Conti, John Collins and Henry Oldenburg, including the texts of the Epistola prior and the Epistola posterior as they appeared in Commercium epistolicum. 2) Philosophica: De mundi systemate (1731); Lectiones opticae (1729); papers from the Philosophical Transactions (numbers 80 - 5, 86, 88, 96, 97, 110, 121, 128 on the subject of light and colour); De natura acidorum (1736); Scala graduum caloris (1701). 3) Philologica: Brevia Cronica (1728); Chronologia veterum regnorum emendata (1728); Paper on Chronology from PT (1725); Ad Danielis profetae vaticinia (1737); Dissertatio de sacro judaeorum cubito ((1737). See Gjertsen, The Newton Handbook page 98 and Babson, Catalogue of the Newton Collection, page 8 No. 9. MORE IMAGES ATTACHED TO THIS LISTING, ALL ZOOMABLE. FURTHER IMAGES ON REQUEST. POSTAGE AT COST.

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        The Laws Relating to Bankrupts, Brought Home to the Present Time: With Several Special Cases, Modern Determinations, and Precedents relating thereto; and Directions for Creditors and Debtors. Also a List of the Fees in Bankruptcy [etc.]. Folio

      Printed by Henry Lintot, (Assignee of Edw. Sayer, Esq;). Only edition of Davies' treatise (and the only early work on the English law of bankruptcy printed as a folio), with "reports of about fifty cases not elsewhere reported", including those added to in early 1745, extending the work to 550 pages. Contemporary 1/4 calf over marbled boards, the Macclesfield copy with the initials of Sir Thomas Clarke, Master of the Rolls, on the front blank. Printed by Henry Lintot, (Assignee of Edw. Sayer, Esq;), London, 1744.

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        Grace Defended in a Modest Plea for an Important Truth by Experience Mayhew 1744

      Hardcover. Good. Grace Defended in a Modest Plea for an Important Truth by Experience Mayhew 1744. Sergeant, John and John Miltoxen (Owner & Gift Inscriptions)

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