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        Haemastatique, ou la statique des animaux: expericens hydrauliques faites sur des animaux vivans. Avec un recueil de quelques experices sur les pierres que l'on trouve dans les reins & dans la vessie; & des recherches sur la nature de ces concrétions irrégulières. Ouvrage tres utiles aux medecins. Traduit de l'Anglois, & augmenté de plusieurs remarques & de deux dissertations de medecine, sur la théorie de l'inflammation, et sur la cause de la fièvre; par (François Boissier) Sauvage (de Lacroix).

      Cramer,, Genève, 1744 - Genève, Cramer, 1744. 4°. XXII S., 348 S. Mit gefalteter Holzschnitt-Tafel. Lederband der Zeit mit rotem, goldgeprägtem Rückenschild und floraler Rückenvergoldung. Hirsch-H. III, 27. - Blake 194. - Erste französische Ausgabe. "It gave the first quantitative estimates of blood pressure. A glass tube inserted directly into the femoral artery of a horse permitted him to measure directly the height of the column of blood (arterial pressure). He was actually the inventor of the sphygmomanometer, and he studied as well the peripheral resistance, cardiac capacities, and blood velocity. This epochal work, so important to therapeutics ever since, was the most important step in the knowledge of the circulation between Malpighi and Poiseuille." (HOH 784). - Die beiden Arbeiten des Uebersetzers (S. 199 ff) finden sich nur in dieser Ausgabe von Hales Haemastatique. (Dict. hist. med. 4, 71.). - Leicht stockfleckig. Einband bestossen und berieben. Sprache: Französisch Lederband der Zeit mit rotem, goldgeprägtem Rückenschild und floraler Rückenvergoldung. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Hudibras

      Cambridge - J. Bentham 1744 - Two leatherbound volumes with gilt titles to the spine, and 16plates illustrated by William Hogarth: 9 in Volume I and 7 in Volume II. Samuel Butler (8 February 1612 25 September 1680) was a poet and satirist. Born in Strensham, Worcestershire and baptised 14 February 1613,he is remembered now chiefly for a long satirical burlesque poem on Puritanism entitled Hudibras. The work is a satirical polemic upon Roundheads, Puritans, Presbyterians and many of the other factions involved in the English Civil War. The work was written in three parts in 1663, 1664 and 1678 although an unauthorised edition came out in 1662. Published only four years after Charles II had been restored to the throne and the Protectorate of Oliver Cromwell being completely over the poem found an appreciative audience. The satire is not balanced as Butler was fiercely royalist and only the parliamentarian side are singled out for ridicule. Butler also uses the work to parody some of the dreadful poetry of the time. The epic tells the story of Sir Hudibras, a knight errant who is described dramatically and with laudatory praise that is so thickly applied as to be absurd, and the conceited and arrogant person is visible beneath. He is praised for his knowledge of logic despite appearing stupid throughout, but it is his religious fervour which is mainly attacked. His squire, Ralpho, is of a similar stamp but makes no claim to great learning, knowing all there is to know from his religion or new-light, as he calls it. Butler satirises the competing factions at the time of the protectorship by the constant bickering of these two principal characters whose religious opinions should unite them. These are fawning but barbed portraits and are thought to represent personalities of the times but the actual analogues are, now as then, debatable. A Key to Hudibras printed with one of the work's editions (1709) and ascribed to Roger L'Estrange names Sir Samuel Luke as the model for Hudibras. Certainly, the mention of Mamaluke in the poem makes this possible although Butler suggests Hudibras is from the West Country making Henry Rosewell a candidate. The witchfinder, Matthew Hopkins, John Desborough, parliamentarian general, and William Prynne, lawyer, all make appearances, and the character of Sidrophel is variously seen as either William Lilly or Paul Neale. The mock heroic epic and its jaunty verse form known as Hudibrastic became the standard of satire for some time after that with at least twenty-seven direct imitations being produced. Fifty years after the last part was written a new edition was published, with illustrations by William Hogarth, one of the foremost artists of the day. The work remained popular for several centuries as a warning against the zealotry during the Civil War period of English history. Condition: The volumes have been rebacked. The bindings are tight and firm with all covers and pages securely attached. There is some mild wear to the extremities including rubbing to the boards. Internally the pages are generally clean and bright with the occasional handling mark and isolated spot. There are bookplates to the front pastedowns. Overall the volumes are in very good condition. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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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

      J. Bentham, Cambridge 1744 - 2 volumes. 16 engravings, some double fold-out by Hogarth. Vellum ruled in gilt on edges, and with lables on spines. Very clean and bright. There was a small repair to upper rt corner of title page in Vol. one. Edges marbled. Vol. one Frontis and title page (XIV) 424pp plus index. Vol. two. 446pp plus index and errata. There is a acidic burn to upper rt corner of title page with very little loss. Attractive set. 8vo measuring 8-1/2 by 5-1/2 inches. Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        The Art of Preserving Health: A Poem.

      London: Printed for A. Millar, 1744. - Armstrong (1709-1779 ) was a Scottish-born physician who published several poems and essays; this long poem in blank verse is by far his best-known work and went through numerous editions. The four parts are primarily devoted to air, diet, exercise, and the passions. 4to, modern sprinkled calf period style (by Phillip Dusel), orange-red morocco label, gilt rules and lettering. Rothschild 56; Hayward 168. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        JOURNAL D'UN VOYAGE AU NORD EN 1736 ET 1737

      1744 - Un volume, reliure d'époque, plein veau raciné in-quarto (binding full calfskin in-quarto, dos à nerfs (spine with raised bands), décoration or (gilt decoration) à filets or (gilt lines) et à froid (blind-stamping decoration), entre-nerfs à fleuron au fer plein (between the raised bands floweret with full blocking stamp), titre frappé or (gilt title), pièce de titre sur fond bordeaux foncé (label of title) avec filet et roulette or (label of title with gilt line and fillets ), roulettes en pied (fillets at the foot of spine), plats muets (cover without text), coins légèrement émoussés (corners lightly blunt), double filets or sur les coupes (gilt line on the cuts) avec manque de dorure (blurred gilding), marque-page en tissu (bookmark in tissue), tête lisse (top edge smooth, toutes tranches lisses rouges (all red edges), pages de garde peignées (painting endpapers), texte à manchette (marginal note), orné de 2 vignettes gravées + de 5 figures dans le texte (dans les observations) + 16 planches hors-texte (full page engraving) dépliantes (folding) ou en double pages (double engravings) gravées sur bois (engraving wood) en noir d'après les dessins de l'auteur, (4) ff.+ 238 pages + (1) feuillet de privilège., 1744 Paris Piget et Durand Editeur, Edition Originale. Tables des Figures : 1- Carte d'une partie de l'Europe pour illustrer " le Voyage au Nord ", 2- Plan de Stockholm, 3- Armes Singulières et Tuiles, 4- Arc en Ciel Triple, 5- Vue de la Montagne de Niemi, 6- Carte du Fleuve de Tornéa, 7- Carte de la Maison de Corten-Niemi à Pello , 8- Vue de la Maison de Corten-Niemi et de la Montagne de Kittis, 9- Vue de l'Eglise de la Ville de Tornéa, 10- Elévation et Coupe d'un Bâtiment et d'une Chambre à Tornéa, 11-Vue de la Ville et des Environs de Tornéa (plan), 12- Construction des Herses et Figures des Magasins à Tornéa, 13- Figures des Rennes et Cabanes de Lapons, 14- Vue de la Ville de Falun, 15- Plan de la Ville de Falun, 16 - Tour Astronomique de Coppen-Hague (Copenhague). En 1728, Maupertuis revint de Londres convaincu de la valeur de la théorie de Newton, dont l'une des conséquences serait un aplatissement de la terre aux pôles, ce qui était contraire aux savants calculs fait par Cassini et son équipe qui prévoyaient au contraire un allongement. Pour trancher la question l'Académie des Sciences décida l'envoi de deux expéditions, l'une à l'équateur (c'était l'expédition de La Condamine, Louis Godin et Pierre Bouguer), et l'autre en Laponie. Cette expédition, à laquelle prit part le savant astronome Celsius, fut placée sous la direction de Pierre-Louis de Maupertuis; elle comptait trois autres membre de l'Académie des Sciences (Clairaut, Camus, et Le Monnier), ainsi que l'abbé Outhier correspondant de l'académie, qui publia ici le journal de l'expédition. Les deux expéditions prouveront l'exactitude des prévision de Newton. ("In 1736-1737 the Academy sponsored an expedition to Lapland to measure the length of a degree of latitude near the North Pole, in order to determinate the actual figure of the earth; and Outhier, "dont la capacité dans l'ouvrage que nous allions faire, etoit connuë."(Maupertuis, LA FIGURE DE LA TERRE, p. xv), was invited to participate. He assisted in the astronomical observations drew eighteen maps of the lands through which they passed, and studied the religious and social customs of the Lapps."), Malgré la table des planches qui annonce 18 planches, l'exemplaire est bien complet avec 16 planches et cartes repliées. (According to the list of plates it should be 18 but 2 were never issued), Bring 142. Warmholtz 257. Sabin 57953. DSB, 10, pp. 255-256, Boucher de La Richarderie, I, 379. — Brunet, 20359. .RARETE en bon état ( good condition). . La Librairie Guimard offre aux clients AbeBooks 15% de réduction sur l'ensemble de son catalogue. Prix d'origine : 2000 EUR. [Attributes: First Edition]

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        Recherches critiques et historiques sur l'origine, sur les divers etats et sur les progrés de la chirurgie en France.

      Charles Osmont,, Paris, 1744 - Paris, Charles Osmont, 1744. 4°. 4 n.n. Bl., XXIV S., 535 (recte 648) S. Mit Titelvignette, 5 gestochenen Vignetten, 5 Lettrinen und 4 gestochenen Porträt-Tafeln. Pergament der Zeit. Barbier IV suppl., 19. - Blake 368. - Wellcome IV, 455. - Hirsch IV, 648. - Erste Ausgabe. Erschien gleichzeitig in einer Ausgabe in Oktav in 2 Bänden ohne die Porträts. Quesnay (1694-1774), heute in der Geschichte der politischen Oekonomie als Begründer des physiokratischen Systems bekannt, arbeitete ebenso erfolgreich als Chirurge und war Leibarzt von Louis XV. Barbier vermutet den Abbé Pierre François Guyot-Desfontaines und Antoine Louis als Mitverfasser. Im Auftrag von Ludwig XV. geschriebene Darstellung, in der Quesnay die Notwendigkeit der Trennung der Barbiere von den Chirurgen und deren Gleichsetzung mit den Medizinern, historisch begründete. In der Quartausgabe sehr selten. Aus der Bibliothek des Fürsten von Liechtenstein mit dessen Exlibris auf dem Innendeckel. Sehr breitrandiges fleckenloses Exemplar. Einband an den Deckeln mit kleinen Wurmspuren. Sprache: N [Attributes: First Edition]

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        Commentaria in Hermanni Boerhaave Aphorismos de cognoscendis, et curandis morbis.

      Typographia Regia, 1744-1764, Taurini, - 5 parti in 10 voll. in-8° (249x189mm), pp. (14) lr, (1); 536-956; (6), 411; 811; (10), 348; 349-684; (6), 392; 393-751; (1), VII, 371; (6), 396; leg. m. pelle coeva con tit. e fregi oro al dorso. Tagli a spruzzo azzurri. Fregi tipogr. ai frontespizi. Fregi tipogr. n.t. Amplissimo indice degli autori e delle materie in fine dell'ultimo volume. Edizione torinese del monumentale commento di gerard Van Swieten agli aforismi medici di Hermann Boerhaave ("Aphorismi de cognoscendis et de curandis morbis", Leyden, 1709), uscito a Leida tra il 1745 e il 1772 e tradotto nelle principali lingue europee. Esso costituisce il più significativo documento del nuovo ippocratismo che ebbe il suo centro principale a Vienna. Boerhave (Voorhout, 1668-Leida, 1782), medico e scienziato tra i principali del suo tempo, cercò di conciliare l'ippocratismo con i principi della iatrochimica e della iatromeccanica. Nella sua vastissima opera si occupò anche di chimica e di botanica. Gerard Van Swieten (Leida, 1700-Vienna, 1782), insigne medico olandese, fu tra i fondatori della Scuola di Medicina di Vienna. Allievo del Boerhaave in gioventù, fu tra l'altro medico di corte di Maria Teresa. Il suo nome resta legato anche al cosiddetto "liquore di Van Swieden", che egli prescrisse per la cura della sifilide. Eccellenti esemplari con qualche alone e brunitura. Cfr. Fondo Olschki, V, 1081 (ed. del 1755 e del 1771-73). Graesse, VII, 257. Wellcome, II, p. 192. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        LES IMPERATRICES ROMAINES ou Histoire de la Vie & des Intrigues secretes des Femmes des douze Cesars, de celles des Empereurs Romains, & des Princesses de leur Sang

      Hourdel, Paris 1744 - Three volumes, octavo (170 x 90 mm). Decorative head- and tailpieces throughout. (4), 455; vii, 444; (2), 408 pp., collated and complete (pages iii-vi of Preface of Volume II bound in error at end of Volume III). Slight wear to head and tail of spines and corners, 4 very small scrapes to covers on Volume I, tiny crack at top of hinges on Volume III, a few small indentations to lower cover on Volume III, manuscript notes on second blank endpaper in Volume I, small pale water-stain and very small closed tear to second blank endpaper in Volume III, tiny red mark to page edges in Volume III, just showing in margin of 5 pages, occasional brown spot, otherwise pages clean and bright. Binding tight and firm. Tiny red mark to page edges in Volume III, just showing in margin of 5 pages, otherwise pages clean and bright. Sumptuous 18th-century full red morocco preserving an unlikely set of books on the history of the wives of the Roman Emperors. * First published in one volume in 1718 under the title "Les femmes des douze Cesars," our edition is considerably expanded to encompass three volumes. This history of the lives and amours of the Empresses and consorts to the first 12 Caesars was compiled by the French historian Jacques Roergas de Serviez (1679-1727). See Miriam Elizabeth Burstein, "Unstoried in History: Early Histories of Women (1652-1902) in the Huntington Library Collections" (in: The Huntington Library Quarterly, Vol. 64, No. 3/4 [2001], p. 472). * An outstanding set of this scarce work. PROVENANCE: D.F. de GELAS DE VOISINS D'AMBRES (1686-1762), COMTE DE LAUTREC, MARECHAL DE FRANCE, with his armorial bookplate in each volume. Subsequently in the library of M. Renard, and Ginette & Marcel Lavergne. IN VERY GOOD ANTIQUARIAN CONDITION Bound in contemporary French red morocco, triple gilt ruled border to covers, gilt decorated raised bands to spine, gilt decoration in compartments, all edges gilt over marbling, marbled endpapers [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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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. 1744. - Three volumes. [8],xxvi,lxi,[3],664; [4],xv,[1],582,56; [4],xix,[1],xiv,543pp. plus twenty-eight maps (most folding) and ninety- six plates. Half title in each volume. Titlepages printed in red and black. Quarto. Contemporary mottled calf, spines richly gilt, raised bands, gilt leather labels. Hinges expertly repaired. Map of Nouvelle France in first volume repaired on the verso. An occasional bit of foxing or staining, but generally quite clean internally. A handsome set. First 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 concern 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 map 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 an historical and cartographical work, Charlevoix is also of considerable interest for the section entitled "Description des Plantes Principales de l'Amerique Septentrionale," which occupies the first fifty-six pages of the second 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 twenty-two folding plates illustrating all ninety-six species discussed. LANDE 125. WHEAT TRANSMISSISSIPPI 120. PILLING, PROOF-SHEETS 756. TPL 4697. HOWES C307, "b." MICHIGAN RARITIES 8. CLARK I:59. SABIN 12135. KARPINSKI, p.137. GREENLY, MICHIGAN 11. SERVIES 377, 378, 379.

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        La Batracomiomachia Di Omero Greca, Latina, e Italiana

      stampata da Gio. Batista Albrizzi Q. Gir., Venezia [Venice] 1744 - Engraved frontispiece by G. Patrini after F. Zuccarelli, title printed in red and black with an engraved vignette, 11 head and tail piece engraved vignettes and 7 engraved initials. 4to. [240 x 165 x 18 mm]. [27]ff, lxv, [vi] pp. Sewn into contemporary plain paper wrappers, the title written in ink at the head of the spine. (The sewing slightly loose). Morazzoni, Il Libro Illustrato Veneziano del Settecento (1943), 245. The Italian translation and the introduction are by Antonio Lavagnoli, and the Latin hexameters were by Carlo Aretino, with some minor revisions by Mario di Nigris. The work was dedicated to Alvise Foscarini, the Mayor of Brescia. The final leaf has a three line announcement printed on the recto, reading "Le voci Dio, Santo, Beato, e simili furono usate dall' Autore in grazia del Greco testo, e della Poesia". It is a delightful production, handsomely printed in Greek, italic and roman type on thick paper with deep impressions of the charming and whimsical engravings. It is in fine original condition with the edges untrimmed and sewn on two thick cords into a plain, sturdy paper binding known as alla rustica.

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        Das andächtig-singende Evangelische Zion, oder vollständiges Gesang-Buch, welches in sich hält zwölf hundert Lieder, die in denen Chur- und Fürstl. Sächsischen Kirchen. gesungen werden. beygefüget ist ein Gebet-Buch, Nebst einer Vorrede von M. Gotth. Schustern. - Angebunden: Das andächtig-betende Evangelische Zion oder Wohl-eingerichtetes Gebet-Buch. Welchem auch Herrn Caspar Neumanns Kern aller Gebete beygefüget. - Angebunden: Der gantze Psalter Des Königs und Propheten Davids. - Angebunden: Episteln und Evangelien. Nebst der ungeänderten Augspurgischen Confeßion.

      Zwickau, Höfer, (ca. 1736-1744). - Mit 4 blattgroßen gestochenen Illustrationen. 24 Blatt, 848; 78, 92 (2); 152 Seiten. 18 x 11 cm, zeitgenössischer Ganzledereinband in zwei Farben mit reicher Gold- und Schwarzprägung, Jahreszahl 1774 auf Deckel. Ganzgoldschnitt mit eingeprägter Ornamentik. Der schöne Einband berieben und bestoßen. Vorsatz mit Besitzvermerk von 1774. Kaum gebräunt oder fleckig.

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        Memorie istoriche presentate al sommo pontefice Benedetto XIV, intorno alle missioni delle Indie Orientali. In cui dassi a divedere, che i Padri Cappuccini missionari hanno avuto motivo di separarsi di comunione da i rr. pp. missionari Gesuiti, per aver essi ricusato di sottomettersi.Opera, la quale contiene.costituzioni, brevi, e decreti concernenti cotesti riti per servir di regola a missionarj di quel paese. tradotta dal francese. (tre parti in due volumi).

      S. e Dom. Marescandoli, Lucca 1744 - [Viaggi-Asia-Raro] (cm.25,5) voll. 2. Ottimo pieno cartonato originale, titolo al dorso.--pp. XIX, 592. XXVI + 1 c. di errata; pp. 321 + 1 c. di errata; pp. 224. Il secondo Tomo è stampato da D. Ciuffetti e F.M. Benedini, il terzo da G. Salami e V. Giuntini, sempre a Lucca. Prima edizione italiana di opera significativa e assai osteggiata sulle missioni e i viaggi in oriente. L' autore, norberto P. Parisot (1697-1769) cappuccino lorenese, famoso per le sue controversie contro i Gesuiti, fu inviato in America, ma al ritorno il Papa gli vietò di stampare i suoi scritti contro i missionari; fu costretto a scappare in Olanda, Inghilterra e Germania. Scrisse varie opere ma questa è la più importante tanto che nel 1750 a Londra ne fu stampato un altro volume. Sembra che anche questi tre tomi, non sono stati stampati a Lucca, ma all' estero, forse ad Avignone(?). Questo è quanto si evince dal: " Dizionario Biografico Universale " Firenze 1840-49 vol. IV p.231: " Avignone, sotto la rubrica di Lucca 1744". Molto raro, manca a varia bibliografia consultata compreso Cox " Reference Guide to the Literature of Travel". Esemplare molto bello fresco e genuino, a pieni margini. * Chadenat II 5259; * Sabin vol. XIII p.373 n°5545/1; * Choix 16223.[f52] [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Opuscula mathematica, philosophica et philologica. Collegit partimque Latine vertit ac recensuit J. Castillioneus (d. i. G. F. Salvemini)

      Bousquet, Lausanne and Geneva 1744 - With 3 engraved title vignettes, 64 folded copper plates and 2 folded tables. [4], xxviii (recte 38), 420 pp.; [1], vi, 423 pp.; vi, 566 (recte 562) pp., [1]. Pages 157/158 of Vol. 1 folded in at lower margin as imprint exeeds book block; pages 17-20 of Vol. 3 with minor defects in outer margins, somewhat browned, minor foxing. Contemporary full calf, spines gilt with red and black morocco lables. ---- Wallis 2. DSB X, 93. Poggendorff II, 279. Roller-G. II, 235. Babson 9 (Gray 2). Newton's "Opuscula Mathematica [.]" covers many different treatises by Isaac Newton, from his mathematical works and optical lectures, which were greatly influential and laid the basis for modern science, to his philological essays on history and theology. Thus the work presents several of his most influential texts. The three volumes of "Opuscula Mathematica" are part of a hybrid set of in all 8 volumes of the first collected works of Isaac Newton. The hybrid set was published between 1739-1761 and also consists of "Geneva Principia" , 3 vols. (1739-42), "Opticks" (1740) and "Arithmatica Universalis" (1761), but the three volumes of "Opuscula Mathematica" are usually found separate. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Travels into Turkey: Containing the most accurate Account of the Turks, and Neighbouring Nations, Their Manners, Customs, Religion, Superstition, Policy, Riches, Coins, &c. Translated from the Original Latin of.

      London: Printed for J. Robinson and W. Payne 1744 - Second English edition. 12mo. (iv), 290 pp. Contemporary full calf, spine with raised bands, renewed gilt lettered label to style, gilt tooling to other panels, armorial bookplate to front pastedown. Expert repairs to head, tail and joints, a very good copy. Appointed Austrian Ambassador to the Ottoman Court in the mid-16th century, Busbecq’s popular work is one of the most important accounts of its kind, complete with a wide range of observations on natural history as well as political and cultural issues. First published in 1581, and in English in 1694.

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        Histoire Et Description Générale De La Nouvelle France, Avec Le Journal Historique d'un Voyage fait par ordre du Roi dans l'Amérique Septentrionale.

      Paris: Rolin Fils, 1744. - 3 Volumes. [Vol. III with variant title: Journal D'Un Voyage.]. 4to. pp. 4 p.l., viii, lxi, [1], [2], ix-xxvi, 664; 2 p.l., 56, xv, [1], 582; 2 p.l., xix, xiv, 543. with half-titles. titles in red & black. 28 mostly folding maps & plans by Jacques Nicholas Bellin, engraved by Dheulland, 44 engraved plates on 22 folding sheets depicting 96 varieties of American flora. title vignettes & 4 elaborate headpieces drawn by A.Humblot & engraved on copper by P.Aveline. numerous woodcut headpieces & initials. contemporary calf, gilt backs, Vol. I rebacked with spine mounted, corners renewed (Vol. II front joint cracked, several neat joint repairs). armorial bookplate of Earl Fitzwilliam. First Edition. The product of twenty years research and reflection, based on personal observation and material gathered from the archives of the Jesuit order and the Department of Marine, Charlevoix's famous work is the first general history of the French discoveries and settlements in North America, covering the period 1500 to 1736. Charlevoix, who was a Jesuit missionary to New France from 1705 to 1709, was charged in 1720-22, by the regent Philippe, Duc d'Orléans, to investigate the rumours about the existence of a western sea between the New World and the Orient. Volumes V-VI of his history provides a detailed and precise account of his observations made during the course of that journey, by canoe, up the St. Lawrence, through the Great Lakes and down the Mississippi to New Orleans, with stops at missions and fur-trading posts along the way. The work contains much important information about the Indian tribes and settlements, particularly in the Mississippi Country, and includes "one of the most valuable, if not the most valuable, early accounts of Louisiana." (Clark) Charlevoix's history is also highly valued for a number of other reasons. It contains the first annotated bibliography of New France (Vol. I pp. xli-[lxii]) (see Harrisse 'Bibliotheca Americana', pp. xvii-xviii), a remarkable illustrated descriptive catalogue of the principal plants of North America (Vol. II, pp. 56), an annotated calendar of major voyages and discoveries (Vol. I, pp. v-xl), and 28 engraved maps and plans of Acadia, Louisbourg, Port Royale, Port Dauphin, Quebec, the St. Lawrence, the River Saguenay, Montreal, Newfoundland, Hudson's Bay, James Bay, the Great Lakes, Louisiana, the mouth of the Mississippi, &c., prepared especially for the work by distinguished French cartographer, Jacques Nicholas Bellin (see Karpinski pp. 137-38). There is also a short essay by Bellin prefixed to Volume III (pp. xix), discussing the accuracy of his maps and the errors and misrepresentations of earlier cartographers. Dionne II 439. European Americana 744/50. Howes C-307. JCB I 763. Sabin 12135. Vlach 146 (incomplete). For variant issues with different publishers’ imprints, see Bell C270, Clark I 59 (1), Field 282, Gagnon I 793, Lande 125, TPL 4697, Streeter I 123. cfArents 730. DCB III pp. 103-110. Winsor V 63. [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

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        Code de la Librairie et Imprimerie de Paris, ou conférence du règlement arrêté au Conseil d'État du Roy, le 28 février 1723, et rendu commun pour tout le Royaume, par Arrêt du Conseil d'État du 24 mars 1744. Avec les anciennes ordonnances, édits, déclarations, arrêts, règlements & jugements rendus au sujet de la Librairie & de l'Imprimerie, depuis l'an 1332, jusqu'à présent.

      - Paris, Aux Dépens de la Communauté, 1744; in-8, XXIV + 496 pp. + 15 ff.n.ch., plein veau de l'époque, dos orné à nerfs (charnières, coiffes et coins restaurés). Barbier I, 623. Édition originale assez rare de ce texte important pour l'histoire de la librairie au XVIIIe siècle. Les coins des 50 premiers feuillets sont légèrement rognés, le livre a été restauré, mais bon exemplaire. 1744 [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Sefer Arba'ah Ve' Esrim

      Refa'el Hayim Me-Italya Ha-Rofe, Mantua 1744 - Complete 2 volume set. 4to. First volume (4), 142 leaves, 88 leaves. Second volume 98 leaves, (1) leaf, 51 leaves, (6) leaves. Half brown leather over paper boards with raised bands. Blue and red speckled edges. Pair of illustrated and full title pages. The illustrated title page contains the heading: "open the gates so that the righteous converts, the protectors of the faith, shall come." The illustrations are of biblical scenes, Moses and the tablets, David and his harp, Miriam leading the women at the Red Sea, Queen Esther and King Ahasuerus, Ezekiel bringing the dried bones to life, Solomon with the disputed baby and Joshua stopping the sun. This illustrated title-page appears before the Pentateuch, Early Prophets, Later Prophets and Hagiography sections. The full title-page has red and black letters. There are decorated initials and tail pieces at the beginnings and endings of sections. The book contains the Old Testament text in Hebrew accompanied by the Hebrew commentary Minhat Shai (Goder Perez) by the 17th century scholar Rabbi Jedidiah Norzi and edited by Rabbi Raphael Hayyim Basila. Prefaces by Basila and the printer Doctor Raphael Hayyim di Italia. Letter of approbation by the Mantua rabbis R. Menahem Samson b. Solomon Basila and R. Jacob Mendola. There is a short poem at the end by printer, comparing the 24 books of the Old Testament to bread and wine. There is also a pair of short discourses on Hebrew grammar by Norzi. This work is the product of early modern rabbinic efforts to reach out to Mantua's converso immigrant population. This can be seen in the heading praising "converts." One assumes this refers to those conversos, who were reared as Catholics, but came to Judaism as adults. The poem's references to bread and wine can be read as a polemic against the Eucharist, which the converso reader was giving up for the "true source of life," the Old Testament. Text is in Hebrew. Cover shows wear, particularly at the corners and edges. Corners of front free endpaper torn. Rippling and water staining to endpapers. Second volume spine cover is split, but still intact. Overall in good condition. Darlow and Moule #5150. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        TRAITE PHILOSOPHIQUE DES LOIX NATURELLES, ou l'on recherche et l'on établit, par la Nature des Choses, la forme de ces Loix, leurs principaux chefs, leur ordre, leur publication & leur obligation : on y réfute aussi les Elémens de la Morale & de la Politique de Thomas Hobbes. Traduit du latin par Monsieur Barbeyrac, avec des notes du traducteur qui y a joint celles de la Traduction Angloise.

      1744 - A Amsterdam, Chez Pierre Mortier, & A Paris, Chez Huart, 1744. In-quarto (200 X 255) veau fauve, dos cinq nerfs, caissons dorés, encadrement à froid sur les plats, roulette dorée sur les coupes, tranches rouges (reliure de l'époque) ; 1 feuillet blanc, faux-titre, frontispice, titre, XXVIII pages (préface du traducteur et vie de l'auteur), 1 feuillet non chiffré (table), 425 pages, 9 pages non chiffrées (errata & table des matières), un feuillet blanc. EDITION ORIGINALE française. Elle contient un BEAU FRONTISPICE signé "L.F.D.B." [Louis-Fabrice Du bourg] et gravé par Tanjé. Religieux et philosophe anglais (1631-1718), Richard Cumberland fut évêque de Peterborough. C'est pour s'élever contre la pensée de Hobbes qu'il entreprit de rédiger son ouvrage majeur, connu sous le nom "De legibus naturae disquisitio philosophica" (1672), ou "Traité philosophique des lois naturelles". Pour lui, il est erroné de dire que tout ce que prescrit un législateur doit être regardé comme autant de maximes de la droite raison, qui imposent une obéissance absolue aux administrés. Il observe notamment que, s'il est possible de dégager des lois naturelles, c'est parce que la « nature humaine » se retrouve toujours et partout la même, et que, dès lors, à partir du moment où une loi a été reconnue comme bonne, tant par les lumières de notre esprit que par les législateurs les plus scrupuleux, on peut présumer qu'elle revêt un caractère général. Autant dire que, à côté de Pufendorf, Cumberland se range parmi les défenseurs de la liberté et les adversaires des régimes autoritaires. Le "Traité philosophique" sera une des lectures de Rousseau pour le grand ouvrage qu'il projetait, "Institutions politiques", et la lecture de Cumberland influença profondément la philosophie morale et politique de John Locke. BEL EXEMPLAIRE, d'une remarquable fraîcheur. (Cohen, Guide de l'amateur de livres à gravures du XVIIIe siècle, 135-136). FINE COPY. PICTURES AND MORE DETAILS ON REQUEST. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy]

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        Capitain Lemuel Gullivers resor, till åtskillige långt bårt belägne land; beprydd mäd kåpparstycken. Förre delen. Tålkad ifrån fransöskan. + Capitaine Lemuel Gullivers resår till åtskillige långt bårt belägne land; beprydd med kopparstycken: senare delen. Tålkad ifrån fransöskan och tryckt med konglige maj:sts allernådigste fribref.

      1744 - Stockholm, sal. H. C. Merckells enckia, (1744). 8:o. (16),160 pp. & 2 engraved plates. + Stockholm, Historiographi regni tryckeri af Ephraim Koch, 1745. 8:o. 14,1-184 pp. & 2 engraved plates. Contemporary marbled calf, somewhat worn, with raised bands, richly gilt spine and red morocco label. Marbled edges. Head and tail of spine defective, small crack to rear joint, corners bumped. Occasional spotting, a few stains. Signatures, initials and bookplate of Fleetwood, Odensviholm. A good copy. First Swedish translation, made by Olof Bidenius Renhorn, who has dedicated the first part to the diplomat, politician and patron of the arts Carl Gustaf Tessin, one of the grand figures of 18th-century Swedish cultural life. Renhorn has also added a foreword in each part and a number of footnotes. The translation is made from a French edition, printed in Paris in 1727, which is praised by Renhorn since the French translator has "excluded all indecent och unuseful words, and instead added useful things, so that the book has become shorter and more pleasant". [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Theatrum botanicum, Das ist: Vollkommenes Kräuter-Buch, Worinnen Allerhand Erdgewächse, Bäume, Stauden und Kräuter, welche in allen vier Theilen der Welt, sonderlich aber in Europa, hervorkommen, neben ihren sonderbaren Eigenschaften, Tugenden, und vortrefflichen Wirkungen, auch vielen herrlichen Artzneymitteln und derer Gebrauche, wider allerley Krankheiten an Menschen und Vieh, Mit sonderbarem Fleiss auf eine gantz neue, beliebte Art und Weise, dergleichen in andern Kräuterbüchern nicht zu finden, beschrieben, auch mit schönen nach der Natur gezeichneten Figuren gezieret, und neben den ordentlichen, so wohl Kräuter- als Krankheits-Registern, mit nützlichen Marginalien vorgestellet sind. Allen Aertzten, Wundärtzten, Apotheckern, Gärtnern,

      Hans Jacob Bischoff,, Basel, 1744 - Basel, Hans Jacob Bischoff, 1744. 36,5x24 cm. (7) Bl., 1216 S, (56) S. Register. Mit gestochenem Titel, gefaltetem Porträt von Gregor Brandmüller, gestochen von Johann Georg Seiller und ca. 1230 Holzschnitten im Text. Pergamentband der Zeit. Nissen 1311. - Pritzel 10532. - Von Zwingers Sohn erweiterte und überarbeitete Ausgabe der erstmals 1696 erschienenen deutschen Neubearbeitung des Kräuterbüches von Pietro Andrea Mattioli. - (Vortitel mit kleinem Einriss und Namenszug. Porträt mit unterlegtem Einriss. Seitenränder leicht stockfleckig). Sprache: Deutsch

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        Original papers relating to the expedition to Carthagena.

      London, M. Cooper, 1744.Later half calf, spine gilt. (4),154 pp.* First edition. - The campaign by Edward Vernon (1684 - 1757), an English naval officer, against the Spanish, a large-scale assault on Cartagena de Indias (in present-day Colombia) in 1741 ended in disaster. This was one of the largest naval campaigns in British history. In Cartagena the British fleet of 186 ships and almost 27,000 men was defeated by a garrison of 3,500 men and 6 ships of the line commanded by the one-eyed, one-armed, one-legged, Spanish admiral Blas de Lezo. The strategic defense of the colonial port of Cartagena led to heavy British casualties and eventually a retreat to Jamaica.Sabin 99246; European-Americana VI, p.351.

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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 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

      Basel: Joh Rud & Jean Rodolphe. Very Good. 1744, 1756. Hardcover. Full gilt ruled black morocco, five raised bands; death's head in each corner; unicorn, scallop coat of arms to cvrs. Four skull & cross bones to spine. Nicely marbled edges & end papers. From the John Nolty collection with his bookplate to the front pastedown. Crown & foot repaired. ; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; LIX,[1],132 pages .

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        A North-West View of Haddon &c. an Ancient Seat belonging to his Grace the Duke of Rutland

      1744 - Engraving by Francis Vivares on laid paper, coloured by hand. (Early manuscript number '51' in upper right margin). A rare example from an artist who was the first to produce picturesque prints of English landscapes. "Landscape prints encouraged admiration of natural scenery and native landscape painters sought British scenes to rival those found [abroad]. In stimulating an appetite for British beauty Thomas Smith of Derby. was a pivotal figure. A subscription for "eight of the most extraordinary Natural Prospects in the Mountainous Part of Derbyshire and Staffordshire, commonly called the peak" was proposed in June 1743. these landscapes. represent the first English appearance of the precipices and cascades that Burke would later call sublime. Smith published a second set of four Derbyshire views in 1745 [from which the present image is taken]' (T. Clayton The English Print , 1997, p.157). One of the earliest and most influential landscape engravers was Francois Vivares. Vivares was born in France and raised in Geneva, but at the age of eighteen established himself in London. He exhibited regularly with the Incorporated Society of Artists and was highly regarded for his meticulous technique and bold style. Vivares is considered the father of English landscape engraving, his fine work inspiring generations of English engravers. Like Smith of Derby, Vivares was instrumental in introducing the concept of the "picturesque landscape" into English art. His magnificent engravings captured the golden age of the English countryside, before it was forever changed by the factories and mills of the Industrial Revolution. . This Smith of Derby view is a good example of the artist's primary love. Though ostensibly a depiction of Haddon Hall, a 12th century castle, the manor itself is a small part of the rustic panorama: horses, sheep and cows at pasture, the rolling hills, the stone bridge over the Wye and the dramatic sky attract more attention.

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        A complete map of the Southern Continent , survey'd by Capt. Abel Tasman & depicted by order of the East India Company in Holland in the Stadt House at Amsterdam

      London, 1744. Original engraving, 410 x 520 mm.; very good, mounted and framed. FINISHED. The Dutch discoveries in Australia. This famous version of the Tasman map is the first major English depiction of the Dutch discoveries in Australia and the first English map devoted to Australia. The image is based on the French version by Thevenot, which had originally appeared in his Rélations de divers Voyages Curieux. This handsome version is by the English cartographer Bowen, and characteristically includes two 'legends' or short articles printed in the blank areas of the map. The uppermost passage describes Quiros's voyage and the other discusses the significance of the Australian continent with some prophetic accuracy: "It is impossible to conceive a Country that promises fairer from it's Scituation, than this of Terra Australis; no longer incognita, as this Map demonstrates, but the Southern Continent Discovered… Whoever perfectly discovers & settles it will become infalliably possessed of Territories as Rich, as fruitful, & as capable of Improvement as any that have been hither to found out…". Emanuel Bowen was engraver to George II of England and Louis XV of France. He worked in England from 1714 to 1767, and on his death his prolific mapmaking business passed to his son Thomas. He prepared this important map for the second edition of John Harris's voyage anthology Navigantium atque Itinerantium Bibliotheca - rare today - published in London between 1744 and 1748.

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        Veduta dello Spedale, e della Piazza di S. Maria Nuova. T.XVI

      Florence 1744 - Copper-engraving by Bernardo Sgrilli after Zocchi, the figures by Zocchi. A very fine image of 18th-century Florence by one of the four greatest view painters of the period `The Hospital and Piazza of Santa Maria Nuova? The portico which renders this piazza one of the most beautiful in Florence was designed by Bernardo Buontalenti. The construction of the loggia progressed at slow and infrequent intervals: the first campaign took place 1612-16 under the direction of Giuilio Parigi, the second 1661-63, the third 1707-10, and a three-arched projecting arm, corresponding to that on the right [of the print]?, was finished only in 1960. The hospital was founded by Folco Portinari (the father of Dante's Beatrice) about 1286, adjacent to the church of San Egidio. The main entrance to both is through the loggia.' (E.E.Dee Views of Florence and Tuscany by Giuseppe Zocchi New York: Pierpont Morgan Library, 1968 item 18). What Francesco Guardi and Canaletto did for Venice and Giovanni-Battista Piranesi did for Rome, Giuseppe Zocchi (1711-1767) did for Florence. The Marchese Andrea Gerini commissioned Zocchi to record all the greatest landmarks in Florence and its environs, which he did in a series of drawings that are now in the Pierpont Morgan Library in New York. These drawings were translated into engravings by Zocchi and a number of other engravers and issued in two series in 1744 titled `Scelta XXIV vedute delle principali contrade, piazze, chiese, e palazzi della città di Firenze' and Vedute delle ville e d'altri luoghi della Toscana'. Little is known of Zocchi's life: he was born near Florence and studied in Venice and Bologna, a painter as well as a draughtsman, he was the official designer for the Pietre Dure (the so-called "Florentine mosaic") factory in Florence from 1754 to 1760.

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        Pratique de la géometrie, sur le papier et sur le terrein; où par une méthode nouvelle & singulière l?on peut avec facilité & en peu de tems se perfectionner en cette science.

      Paris, Ch. A. Jombert, 1744 - Kl.8°, gestochenes Frontispiz, Titelblatt, 2 Bl., 108 S. und 102 gestochene Taf., 2 Bl., Priv.-Ldr. d. Zt. m goldener Rückenprägung und Rundum-Rotschnitt, Vordere Vorsatz fehlt, von alten Händen Namenseintrag a. Frontispiz (dieser auf Deckel geklebt) und Notiz auf letzter Seite, tlw. oben min. wasserrandig. EA.- Sébastien Le Clerc, der Ältere (auch Leclerc) (* 1637-1714) Lothringer Radierer und Kupferstecher. Die rudimentärsten Kenntnisse des Zeichnens und Gravierens lernte er bei seinem Vater und dem Kupferschmied Claude Bouchard. Seine ersten Arbeiten stammen aus 1654/55. Seine erste wichtige Serie war 1658/59 Das Leben von St Benedict und Les Modes de Metz. Er studierte in Paris auch Geometrie, Perspektive und Mathematik und wurde 1660 Militäringenieur des lothringischen Gouverneur, Marschall Henri de La Ferté-Senneterre. 1665 ging er nach Paris und machte Bekanntschaft mit Charles Lebrun. Jean-Baptiste Colbert vermittelte ihn an die Gobelin-Manufaktur. Ab 1672 war er Professor für Perspektive an der Académie royale de peinture et de sculpture. 600 gr. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Erster Theil des Rings: ein Lustspiel in funf Aufz¸gen. With Zweyter Theil des Rings, oder, Der unglucklichen Ehe durch Delikatesse: ein Lustspiel in vier Aufzugen

      Schroder, Friedrich Ludwig, 1744-1816. Erster Theil des Rings: ein Lustspiel in funf Aufzugen. With Zweyter Theil des Rings, oder, Der unglucklichen Ehe durch Delikatesse: ein Lustspiel in vier Aufzugen / von Schroder. [Wien: Gedruckt und zu haben bei Joh. Jos. Jahn...], 1790 (Probably published in Theatralische Sammlung. Wien 1790-1798 Bd. 6-7, 1790). 2 vols. 8vo. Contemporary boards, paper spine labels. I Frontis 1: p. [121 /]-255, [1]; II. Frontis. Pp. [103]-242. Vol 1 some stains to early pages; otherwise, a handsome very good set. Based on Farquhar's The constant couple, Der Rings (I & II) are set in Vienna, with the characters of Baron von Schoenhelm, Frau von Darring and Herr von Holm substituted for Lady Lurewell, Colonel Standard, and Sir Harry Wildair. The second part continues the rollicking farce in the home of Herrn von Holm. Friedrich Ludwig Schroder (3 November 1744-3 September 1816) was a German actor, manager and dramatist. In 1764, he appeared with the Ackermann company in Hamburg, playing leading comedy parts; but these he soon exchanged for the tragic roles for which he became famous. These included Hamlet, King Lear and Philip in Schiller's Don Carlos. After Ackermann's death in 1771, Schroder and his mother took over the management of the Hamburg theatre, and he began to write plays, largely adaptations from the English. He produced his own translations of 11 plays by Shakespeare (1776-80), as well as his own plays and those of the new Sturm und Drang movement. As an actor, Schroder was the first to depart from the stilted style of former tragedians; as a manager he raised the standard of plays presented and first brought Shakespeare before the German public. Schroder's Dramatische Werke, with an introduction by Tieck, was published in four volumes (Berlin, 1831). Reference: Hadamowsky, F. Die Wiener Hoftheater (Staatstheater) 1766-1966, I, 955, 956; Carlson, Marvin. The German Stage in the nineteenth century (1972). OCLC: 3 loc: HHG, PAU, Uwisc.

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        The Spectator Volume The First

      J and R Tonson, 1744. Hardcover. Fair/No Dustjacket. 1744. 324 pages. No dust jacket. Leather bound with gilt lettering.READING COPY ONLY. In need of repair. the book is in two pieces and the rear board is detached. (fragile but clean internally). Clean but yellowed pages with no markings or annotations.Tanning to the page edges. Former owner's inscriptions on the flyleaf and end papers. The front board is only attached by the binding strings and the rear board is detached. The spine is in two pieces with a small amount of loss to the ends. The boards are scuffed and edge worn and the corners bumped.

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        AN ACCOUNT OF THE LIFE OF MR RICHARD SAVAGE, SON OF THE EARL RIVERS

      London: Printed for J. Roberts, 1744.. [2],184,179-180pp. Octavo. 20th century three quarter calf and marbled boards, gilt labels. Bookplate on pastedown, spine slightly sunned and rubbed, bound without the half-title and advert leaf (the latter as almost inevitable), old light ink smudge to title, tiny mend to original stabhole in inner margin of gutter, verso of last leaf dusty, otherwise a very good copy. First edition, second state, with the one line erratum in the lower margin of the last page of text (erroneously paginated '180' but in actuality '186'). Savage, who has been described as "an impostor, a libeller and something of a ruffian" (Camb. History of English Lit), died in Bristol prison in August 1743. Johnson announced his tribute to his friend of youth shortly after, and claimed that he wrote the first 48pp. of text at a single all-night sitting. It received a positive reception at the time, but posterity has shown Johnson's affectionate recollections occasionally collided with the facts. COURTNEY & SMITH, p.15. FLEEMAN 44.2LS/1b. ESTC T164058. ROTHSCHILD 1223.

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        Theodicee, das ist, Versuch von der Güte Gottes, Freyheit des Menschen, und vom Ursprunge des Bösen, bey dieser vierten Ausgabe durchgehends verbessert, auch mit neuen Zusätzen und Anmerkungen vermehret, von Johann Christoph Gottschede. Statt einer Einleitung ist die Fontenellische Lobschrift auf Leibnitz von neuem übersetzt [von Louise Adelgunde Gottschedin]. Hannover und Leipzig: Försters und Sohns Erben, 1744.

      - First Gottsched edition of the Theodicee, the standard German edition of the only large philosophical book published by Leibniz in his lifetime. Gottsched appends various short works by Leibniz, four of them in their first German translation. Included are the important essay on binary arithmetic, 'Rechnung mit null und eins', and the description of Leibniz's invention, THE FIRST CALCULATING MACHINE that could add, subtract, multiply and divide. PMM 177, Ravier 421. Bound after the Leibniz is a scarce related work by Joachim Böldicke (1704-1757), friend of G.F. Meier, correspondent of Euler, and commentator on Machiavelli, under the following main title-page: "Abermaliger Versuch einer Theodicee, darinn von dem Ursprunge des Bösen in der besten Welt, der Güte, Weisheit und Gerechtigkeit Gottes, wie auch der Freyheit des Menschen dergestalt gehandelt wird". Berlin und Leipzig: Haude und Spener, 1746. The work is in five parts, paginated continuously, with subsequent title-pages showing the same place, publisher and date: (2) Fortsetzung des von Laurentius Valla angefangenen und von Leibnitz fortgeführten Gesprächs von der Freiheit oder der Gerechtigkeit Gottes bei dem Schicksale des Sextus, als die erste Beylage zum 'Abermaligen Versuch einer Theodicee'. (3) Einwürfe des Herrn Bayle wider die geoffenbarte Lehre vom Ursprunge und der Bestrafung des Bösen. Nebst der Beantwortung des Herrn von Leibnitz, und einer neuen Auflösung nach den Lehrsätzen des abermaligen Versuchs einer Theodicee: als die zweite Beylage zu dieser Theodicee. (4) Erweis, daß keine vollkommenern Gesetze der Glückseligkeit bey vernünftigen Creaturen möglich gewesen als diejenige, so wie in der wirklichen Welt antreffen. Nebst einer Abhandlung dessen, was möglich oder unmöglich ist, und einer Erörterung der Frage, ob eine unbestimmte Freyheit bey Gott oder einer Creatur möglich seyn ist? Als die dritte Beylage zum abermaligen Versuch einer Theodicee. (5) Historische Einleitung in die Lehre von der Uebereinstimmung des Glaubens und der Vernunft, dem Ursprunge des Bösen, der besten Welt und der Freyheit des Menschen. Worinnen zugleich die Wolfischen Streitigkeiten aus des Hrn P. C. G. Ludovici Historie der wolf. Philosophie angeführet werden. Als die vierte Beylage zum abermaligen Versuch einer Theodicee. PHYSICAL DESCRIPTION: 2 works in one volume, 8vo, engraved frontispiece portrait and folding plate of the calculating machine, [xxiv], 64, 843, [52]; [II], xvi, 556, lxxx, [20] pp., contemporary vellum, early ink annotations to front pastedown and flyleaf, minor browning only, a very well-preserved copy. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Relacam da celebre embaixada, que o Principe dos Bezancudos mandou ao Schach da Persia, Thámas Kouli-Kahan, para o conciliar seu aliado temendo o seu poder; e se fez esta função em 8 de Junho deste presente anno de 1744, com huma breve noticia dos Bezancu

      Relation of the embassy sent by the Prince of the Bezancudos to Persia. 1744. Lisbon. Officina de Pedro Ferreira. In 4to (195 mm x 135 mm). 8 pp. Recent calf. Foliation in old ink manuscript (\"248-259\") in upper outer corner of each leaf recto. Triangular repair of ca. 9 x 7.5 x 4 cm. to upper outer corner of title page, mostly obscuring the final letter of the first word of the title, and touching the two previous letters; otherwise in very good condition.First and only Portuguese edition. Library of Congress states \"An account no doubt inspired by a contemporary history of the reign of Nadir Shah. A French edition was published in Paris in 1742 by l\'abbé André de Claustre under the title Histoire de Thamas Kouli-Kan ... Cf. the catalog of the Bibliothèque nationale. The Persian history T?r?kh-i N?dir? by Mahd? Kh?n Astar?b?d? was published in the 18th century in a variety of European translations.\" However, as the title page of the present relation refers to events of 8 June 1744, at least some of the information contained therein must be from another, later source.Provenance: Dukes of Palmela library, with their monogram beneath the ducal coronet stamped in purple ink on title page. Ameal 1018. Not in JFB. Not in Innocêncio or Fonseca. OCLC: 49447899 (Newberry Library); 61446934 (Library of Congress, University of Chicago). Porbase locates three copies, all in the Biblioteca Nacional de Portugal. Not located in Copac. Not located in Hollis or Orbis.

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        Hundert Artickul, Handelnde von den vornehmsten Künsten und Wissenschaften. Worinn nicht allein derselben Nutzen, sondern auch die wichtigste Phaenomena in der Natur, wie solche von den heutigen Philosophis eingesehen worden, In Frag und Antwort vorgestellet. Mit Historien und Exempeln, wie auch dazu nöthigen Kupferen vermehret.

      Zürich, Ãœbers, 1744.. 8°. (6) Bl., 645 S., (1) Bl. Mit 6 (von 7) gef. Kupferstichen von Johann Heinrich Freytag. Pappband der Zeit.. Anonym erschienenes "umfangreiches, mit Kupfertafeln illustriertes Werk, das naturwissenschaftl. Erkenntnisse in populärer Art vermittelte, wobei Ludwig Steiner (1711-1779) sich ausdrücklich auch an Frauen wandte" (e-HLS). - Die fehlende Tafel als Fotokopie beigefügt.

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        Pratique de la geometrie, sur le papier et sur le terrein; ou par une methode nouvelle & singuliere l'on peut avec facilite & en peu de tems se perfectionner en cette science.

      Paris, Ch. A. Jombert, 1744. Kl.8°, gestochenes Frontispiz, Titelblatt, 2 Bl., 108 S. und 102 gestochene Taf., 2 Bl., Priv.-Ldr. d. Zt. m goldener Rückenprägung und Rundum-Rotschnitt, Vordere Vorsatz fehlt, von alten Händen Namenseintrag a. Frontispiz (dieser auf Deckel geklebt) und Notiz auf letzter Seite, tlw. oben min. wasserrandig. Preis in CHF: 880. EA.- Sebastien Le Clerc, der Ältere (auch Leclerc) (* 1637-1714) Lothringer Radierer und Kupferstecher. Die rudimentärsten Kenntnisse des Zeichnens und Gravierens lernte er bei seinem Vater und dem Kupferschmied Claude Bouchard. Seine ersten Arbeiten stammen aus 1654/55. Seine erste wichtige Serie war 1658/59 Das Leben von St Benedict und Les Modes de Metz. Er studierte in Paris auch Geometrie, Perspektive und Mathematik und wurde 1660 Militäringenieur des lothringischen Gouverneur, Marschall Henri de La Ferte-Senneterre. 1665 ging er nach Paris und machte Bekanntschaft mit Charles Lebrun. Jean-Baptiste Colbert vermittelte ihn an die Gobelin-Manufaktur. Ab 1672 war er Professor für Perspektive an der Academie royale de peinture et de sculpture.

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        A Map of the Discoveries Made by Captn. Willm. Dampier in the Roebuck in 1699

      London: John Harris, 1744. Engraved chart measuring 245 x 410 mm. (sheet size), some browning yet very good. Emanuel Bowen map of Dampier's discoveries. The fine Bowen map of William Dampier's discoveries along the Papuan coastline and adjacent islands. Dampier sailed in the Roebuck in January of 1699, landing in Shark Bay, Western Australia in July of that year, before going on to explore the Papuan coastline in some detail. This map charts the path of the Roebuck from Timor to the large islands to the northeast of New Guinea named New Britain by Dampier. The voyage of the Roebuck is one of the most significant expeditions to the region, but was disastrous for Dampier, especially after the vessel, rotten and leaking badly for much of the voyage, finally foundered at Ascension Island. This fine map was engraved by Emanuel Bowen (1694-1767), one of the pre-eminent English cartographic printers of his era and geographer to both King George II and Louis XV. Bowen drew upon a wide range of materials to ensure the accuracy of his work, attracting commissions from many of the leading hydrographers of the day. Widely respected for the skill, accuracy and beauty of his maps, 'Bowen's contribution to eighteenth-century world and British atlases was substantial' (ODNB). Bowen is famous for his map of the Southern Continent published by Harris in 1744, the same anthology from which the present map is taken. Bowen's work was characterised by its ornate rococo engraving and detailed engaging text passages that surrounded the cartographic detail. This map of Captain Dampier's discoveries is no exception, and features a section of lively text on the inhabitants of New Guinea and speculations of the wealth and wonders awaiting future explorers of the region. One section reads 'The inhabitants are generally speaking Blacks, but there is a Nation of Whites seated in one part of it whom some have suspected to be a remnant of the Ten Tribes of Israel, who were carried into captivity by the Assyrians…the inhabitants of the Moluccas are known to trade with the people of this Country for Gold and Spices which sufficiently demonstrates that it is well worth the discovering.'.

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        1744 Rare King Louis XV Declaration of War with England in French and German

      1744 Declaration of War from Louis XV to the King of England, 4, text in French and German, signed at the conclusion of both translations by Louis XV in print, ornately printed pamphlet with manuscript docketing that reads: "Prelat: dd7, April 1744 No. 1." After the War of the Spanish Succession, France and Britain had an uneasy alliance only because both nations had political leaders who saw peace as necessary for national prosperity. Absent those leaders (Cardinal Fleury died and Robert Walpole resigned), there was then nothing to restrain the long-standing enmity between the two nations. In March 1744, King Louis XV declares war on Britain and makes plans to invade crossing the Channel. The invasion fails when bad weather damages the French fleet and the French then divert their energies short term to an attack on the Austrian Netherlands. Two similar Declarations were offered at Christies in December 2004, and estimated to be valued as high as $15,000. The catalog descriptions for these accom

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        Kst.- Karte, in 15 Blatt n. Eugene H. Friex b. Crepy in Paris, "Cartes des Provinces des Pays Bas. Contenant les Comtes de Flandre, de Hainaut, de Cambresis, le Duche de Brabant, partie des Duches de Luxembourg, de Limbourg, de Julliers, l'Eveche de Liege. Boulenois et frontiere de Picardie ..".

      . dat. 1744, 132 x 210. Wandkarte von Belgien mit den angrenzenden Ländern. Hier vorliegend in 15 Blatt und noch nicht zusammengesetzt. Oben rechts prachtvolle Rokokokartusche.

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        Methodus Inveniendi Lineas Curvas Maximi Minimive proprietate gaudentes, sive Solutio Problematis Isoperimetrici Latissimo sensu accepti

      Engraved vignette on title & five folding engraved plates. Title in red & black. 1 p.l., 322 pp., 1 leaf of instructions to binder. Large 4to, cont. mottled calf (foot of upper joint carefully repaired), spine richly gilt, red morocco lettering piece on spine. Lausanne & Geneva: M.M. Bousquet, 1744. First edition of the work which created the calculus of variations. This book, which displayed "an amount of mathematical genius seldom rivalled, contained his researches on the calculus of variation to the invention of which Euler was led by the study of the researches of Johann and Jakob Bernoulli...The study of isoperimetrical curves, the brachistochrone in a resisting medium and the theory of geodesics, previously treated by the elder Bernoullis and others, led to the creation of this new branch of mathematics, the Calculus of Variations. His method was essentially geometrical, which makes the solution of the simpler problems very clear."-Cajori, A History of Mathematics, p. 234. Fine large copy from the library of Haskell F. Norman with bookplate. ❧ Dibner 111. D.S.B., IV, p. 479. Evans, First Editions of Epochal Achievements in the History of Science (1934), 9. Horblit 28. Roberts & Trent, Bibliotheca Mechanica, p. 104-"For the purposes of mechanics, the significance of this work lies in the appendix, which deals with geometrical forms of elastic curves...The present work illustrates the first solution to the problem of the buckling of a column." Sparrow 60. .

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        An account of the life of Mr. Richard Savage . Son of the Earl of Rivers

      London: J. Roberts, 1744. Octavo in fours, without half title and final advertisement; professional paper repairs to gutter for first 15 pages, joints starting, head of spine chipped and some rubbing to extremities, but a good copy in nineteenth-century half calf with marbled paper sides. First edition, last page in state with single-line erratum. Like Rothschild's copy the pages 185 and 186 are misnumbered 179 and 180. Savage, 'an impostor, a libeller and something of a ruffian' (CHEL) had died in Bristol prison in August 1743 and the same month Johnson announced that he was preparing his friend's biography. Savage and Johnson had endured the poverty of their youth together, and this was Johnson's even-handed tribute, 'a work of remarkable and varied interest' (CHEL). He later included it, with only minor changes, in The Lives of the Poets.

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        La Sainte Bible, qui contient le Vieux et le Nouveau Testament. Revue sur les originaux, et retouchee dans le langage; avec des paralleles et des sommaires par David Martin. Nouvelle edition revue et corrigee par Pierre Roques.

      Basel, Jean Rodolphe Im-Hoff. 1744.. 8°. 4 n.n. Bl., 804 S., 148 S., 262 S. Roter Ganzmaroquinband der Zeit mit reicher Deckelverzierung "a la dentelle" Du Seuil. Mittelstückvergoldung, braunem goldgeprägten Rückenschild und üppiger floraler Rückenvergoldung, Steh- und Innenkantenvergoldung und Ganzgoldschnitt.. Die Bibel in der Schweiz S. 222. - Zweite Ausgabe mit den Anmerkungen des französischen Pfarrers von Basel (1685-1748). - Schönes, nahezu fleckenloses Exemplar auf feinem italienischen Papier. Der Prachteinband von wenig protestantischer Zurückhaltung. Deckel und Kanten leicht beschabt. - Eine recht seltene Schweizer Bibelausgabe in sehr schönem Einband.

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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 natural history of bees containing an account of their production, their œconomy, their manner of making wax and honey, and the best methods for the improvement and preservation of them. Illustrated with twelve copper plates. Translated from the French

      London: J. and P. Knapton and P. Vailant, 1744. London: J. and P. Knapton and P. Vailant, 1744. First Edition. Full morocco. Very good. First Edition. Full morocco. 8vo (208 × 140 mm), pp. [16], 452, [16, index]; 12 folding engraved plates; light soiling to title-page, its edges strengthened; the first plate also strengthened with fore-edge re-margined, and a few other minor paper repairs; very good in modern morocco, gilt tooling, the spine in compartments with raised bands. First edition.The work is an adaptation by Bazin of the 5th to 13th Mémoires pour servir à l';histoire des insectes by R. A. F. de Réamur, ‘The unsigned advertisement states "I have taken all the materials from the memoirs of M. de Réamur." There is no hint in the book as to who did the translation, but it may well have been P. Vailant, who is known to have been in Paris in 1739 and may have translated from the proofs. The Vailants were a French Protestant family who settled in the Strand as foreign booksellers at the time of the Revocation of the Edict of Nantes (see Plomer';s Dictionary of booksellers and printers). There is no literal translation into English of Réamur';s Mémoires, though A short history of bees (British Bee Books 162), is based on them. Both books are sometimes catalogued under Réamur.'; (British Bee Books, p. 80)British Bee Books 96; ESTC T61240.

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        A Select Collection of Remarkable Trials: TWO VOLUME SET

      London: Henry Anderson, 1744. London: Henry Anderson, 1744. TWO VOLUME SET, original full leather hardcover, printed title page, xxxviii prelims including book catalogue leaf, 1-445pp, printed title page, ii, 1-524pp, hinged tender, covers rubbed and chipped, internally very good clean and complete.. First Edition. Hardcover. Good/No Jacket Issued. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.

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        A Select Collection of Remarkable Trials

      London: Henry Anderson, 1744. London: Henry Anderson, 1744 Accounts of eleven leading trials held between 1699 and 1722. pp iii + 524. Internally in very good condition, recently rebound in full leather.. Full-Leather. Very Good. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.

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        METHODUS INVENIENDI LINEAS CURVAS MAXIMI MINIMIVE PROPRIETATE GAUDENTES, SIVE SOLUTIO PROBLEMATIS ISOPERIMETRICI LATISSIMO SENSU ACCEPTI. [Creation of the Calculus of Variations]

      Lusanne and Geneva: Marcum-Michaelem Bousquet, 1744. Lusanne and Geneva:: Marcum-Michaelem Bousquet,, 1744. First Edition. Near Fine. Near Fine First Edition First Printing in a late nineteenth century quarter leather marbled board binding with gilt lettering and decorations spine. Binding with edge wear, label residue spine. From a private library with the owner's name and bookplate ffep and library stamp rfep. The text shows mild scattered toning. The volume is complete with five foldout engraved plates in the rear. 4to. [2], 322, [2] pp., 5 Foldout Plates. Scarce.

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