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        Reise in Gedancken durch die eröffneten allgemeinen Himmels-Kugeln, auf welcher alle von Gott erschaffene Welt-Cörper, sowohl deren Namen, Natur und Eigenschafften nach gantz genau betrachtet, als auch wie alle diese Cörper in Cometen, und endlich in ein Nichts verwandelt werden. Rudolstadt, Deer 1739. 8°. 4 Bll., 238 S. mit gest. Frontispiz u. 7 (4 gef.) Kupfertafeln, mod. Pbd. mit altem marmor. Papierbezug

      . . Nicht in Houzeau-L.- Sehr seltene erste Ausgabe (2. Ausg. 1744-47 unter dem Titel "Vollständige Astronomie" erschienen).- Der thüringische Amateurastronom und Mathematiker E. C. Kindermann, von dem keine genauen Lebensdaten bekannt sind, gehörte dem Umkreis von Gottsched, Heyn u. Kästner an. Er war Verfasser phantastischer Weltraumfahrten u. stellte astronomische Spekulationen über die Bewohner ferner Planeten an. Sein 1744 erschienenes Werk "Die Geschwinde Reise auf dem Lufft-Schiff nach der obern Welt", wird allgemein als erster Science-Fiction-Text in deutscher Sprache angesehen.- "Popular astronomy under the fiction of a space voyage, with imaginative speculations on the inhabitants of other planets and on the eventual fall of our planet" (OCLC: 14-08-91).- Etw. gebräunt, tls. fleckig, einige Kupfer auch leicht angeschmutzt

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        Hudibras, in three Parts, written in the time of the Great Wars: corrected and amended. With large annotations, and a preface by Zachary Grey, LL. D. Adorn' d with a new Set of Cuts.

      J. Bentham et al., Cambridge 1744.. 2 Vols. complete. xxxvi, [42], 424 [16] & 446 [23], [1] pp., with engraved portrait from G. Vertue, and 16 plates, (5 of them folded) by Mynden after Hogarth. Gilt margins. Oktav 8°. Bound in period half leather over marbled boards.. The boards are rubbed and scuffed, with some wear to the spine ends and corners. Internally, eventually some minor touches of finger soiling and the odd spot, superficial splitting of fep to the front hinge of the second volume, but bindings are very tight and prints and pages crisp, and clean throughout, almost as new. Actually a really nice and sound set. - Samuel Butler (* 8. Februar 1612 in Strensham, Worcestershire; 25. September 1680 in London) war ein englischer Dichter. Sein Hauptwerk ist das komische Epos "Hudibras" (Teil 1 u. 2, Lond. 1663-64, Teil 3, 1678; dann oft zusammengedruckt, am besten in der hier vorliegenden Prachtausgabe von Zacharias Grey, mit Kupfern von William Hogarth, Cambridge 1744. Das Versepos, offenbar eine Nachahmung des Don Quichote, schildert die Abenteuer des presbyterianischen Ritters Hudibras und seines Knappen Ralph, welche das Land durchziehen, um alle möglichen Übel zu vertilgen, doch als Heuchler und Schmarotzer, die sie sind, überall nur Schläge ernten. Das von Witz sprudelnde und in einem eigentümlichen Stil geschriebene Werk bricht unvollendet ab, verdient aber auch in dieser Gestalt als Zeit- und Sittenspiegel großes Lob. // William Hogarth (* 10. November 1697 in London; 26. Oktober 1764 ebenda) war ein sozialkritischer englischer Maler und Grafiker. Als Vorläufer der modernen Karikaturisten prangerte er in Gemälden und Kupferstich-Folgen die Sitten und Gebräuche seiner Zeit, schonungslos und mit beißender Ironie an. Als Kupferstecher machte Hogarth sich mit seinen 1726 erstmals veröffentlichten Illustrationen zu Samuel Butlers in Knittelversen verfasster, antipuritanischer Abenteuergeschichte des Antihelden Hudibras einen Namen. (nach Wikipedia) A2 R2 B1 li

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        Neues Europäisches Historisches Reise-Lexicon. Worinnen Die merckwürdigsten Länder und Städte nach deren Lage, Alter, Benennung, Erbauung, Befestigung, Beschaffenheit, Geist- und Weltlichen Gebäuden, Gewerbe, Wahrzeichen und anderen Sehenswürdigkeiten, In Alphabetischer Ordnung auf das genaueste beschrieben werden. Mit einer Vorrede von Martin Hassen "Von der Klugheit zu reisen".

      Leipzig, Gleditsch, 1744.. 12 Blatt, 2510 Spalten (= 1255 Seiten). Mit gestochenem Frontispiz. Format: 22 x 14 cm. Lederband der Zeit mit Rückenschild und reicher Rückenvergoldung.. *Originalausgabe (erste Ausgabe). Großes und umfangreiches "Reiselexikon" für ganz Europa. Alphabetisch werden Städte und historisch wichtige Stätten in Europa gelistet und der geographische Lage, Beschaffenheiten, Gebäude, Einwohner und Sehenswürdigkeiten etc. beschrieben. Quasi ein "großer Baedeker" des 18. Jahrhunderts für ganz Europa. - Sehr gut erhalten.

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        Anleitung zur Bürgerlichen Bau-Kunst enthaltend ein Lexicon Architectonicum oder Erklärungen der üblichsten Deutschen/ Frantzösischen/ Italienischen Kunst-Wörter der bürgerlichen Bau-Kunst/ nicht minder derer schweren Lateinischen Vitruvianischen zu gemeldter Bau-Kunst gehörigen Wörter. (Band 1). Band 2: Worin durch zwantzig Beyspiele gewiesen, wie die Erfindungen von allerhand Wohn-Gebäuden aus Stein und Holtz/ nach willkührlichen und nach eingeschrenckten Maasen, regulaire und irregulaire, schmale und breite, ... und dann mit Risaliten und Flügeln raus zu bringen und Hauptrisse davon zu machen ...Band 3: Worin von richtiger Kennung, genauer Einsicht, leichter Zeichnung/ und endlich von sicherer Anwendung der Säulen-Ordnungen/ und ihren Bey-Stücken, gehandelt wird ...Band 4: ... worin von publiquen weltlichen Gebäuden, als von fürstlichen Residez-Schlössern samt darzu gehörigen Neben-Gebäuden, bestehend in Capelle, Canzley, Marstall, Bibliothec, Kunst-Kammer etc. von Rath-Häusern, Marckt-Plätzen, Land-Ständen-Häusern, Börsen, Wage-Häusern, Stadt-Thoren, Ehren-Pforten, Zeug-Häusern, Proviant-Häusern, Casernen, Corps-de-Garden, Pulver-Magazins, Zucht-Häusern, Opern-Häusern, Hetz-Gebäuden, Reit-Häusern und Ball-Häusern dergestalt gehandelt, daß theils von würklich aufgeführten Gebäuden gemeldter Gattungen Entwürffe und Erläuterungen mitgetheilet, theils neue Desseins davon entworffen und ihren nöthigen Eigenschaften nach durchgegangen werden

      Folio Band 1: [7] Blatt, 164 Seiten, [3] Blatt, Band 2: [12] Blatt, 182 Seiten., [8] Blatt. Band 3: [8] Blatt, 122 S., [6] Blatt. Band 4:[4] Blatt, 102 Seiten, [5] Blatt.Mit 5 ganzseitigen Frontispize, davon 1 gefaltet und 237 ganzseitigen gefalteten Kupfertafeln und 4 kleinen Kupfer-Vignetten. With 5 fullpage frontispieces (one folded) and 237 fullpage folded copperengraved plates and 4 vignettes. Leder der Zeit mit goldgeprägten Rückentiteln, Contemporary original full calf bindings. Private exlibris in all volumes, name in ink on title page.Zeitgenössischen Einbände, diese etwas berieben und bestossen, unteres Kapital von Band IV minimal beschädigt, in Band 1 kleiner Wasserrand bis Seite 30 am rechten Rand, Tafel 10 in Band 1 mit Einriss im Falz. Complete with all 237 plates, in contemporar, Seltene komplette und gut erhaltene Erstausgabe. Es gibt kein vergleichbares und so umfangreiches Werk eines deutschen Architekten über die bürgerliche / zivile Baukunst. Penther arbeitete als Architekt in Hannover, eines seiner Bauten ist das Opernhaus. Auf dem Titel berzeichnet er sich als "Königl. Grosbritannischer Rath", diese Verbindungen kommen auch in der Widmung an "Frederick Louis, Prince of Wales" zur Geltung.Rare first and complete edition. There is no other work about civil architecture by a German writer which is that substantial. Penther worked as an architect in Hanover [1693-1749], one of his buildings is the opera-house, he had relations to the Royal House of Hanover and was describes himeself as a "Königl. Grosbritannischen Rath" Penther planed to publish 8 volumes, but since he died in 1749 he was not able to fullfil this masterwork.

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        Jurisprudentia Philologica, Sive Elementa Juris Civilis, Secundum

      1744. An Interesting, and Notable, Eighteenth-Century Example of Comparative Law Eden, Robert [1701-1759]. Jurisprudentia Philologica, Sive Elementa Juris Civilis, Secundum Methodum et Seriem Institutionum Justiniani, In Brevem & Facilem Ordinem Redacta, Notis Classicis, & Historicis, Nec non Parallelis Juris Anglicani Locis, Illustrata. Quibus Accessit Prooemium de Jure Civili Romanorumante Justinianum, Et de Libris Juris Civilis Romanorum per Justinianum Compositis. In Usum Juventutis Academicae. Oxford: E Theatro Sheldoniano, 1744. xx, 307 pp. Copperplate portrait frontispiece. Quarto (9-1/2" x 7-1/2"). Recent period-style quarter calf over marbled boards, raised bands, blind ornaments and lettering piece to spine, endpapers renewed. Light toning, somewhat darker in places, occasional faint dampspotting, blank rear endleaf detached and somewhat edgeworn. Attractive copperplate vignette at head of dedication. Later owner signatures (Geo B Young/ Oct 21 1862) to verso of frontispiece, another signature (of Young) to rear endleaf, interior otherwise clean. * Only edition. Text in Latin. An interesting work of comparative law, Eden's textbook presents an annotated summary of Roman law arranged in the order of Justinian's Institutes with references to parallel rules in English law. Eden was archdeacon of Winchester. Holdsworth includes this book in short list of notable eighteenth-century titles on Roman law. Holdsworth, A History of English Law XII:641. Sweet & Maxwell, A Legal Bibliography of the British Commonwealth 5:133. English Short-Title Catalogue T106360.

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        Der sich selbst vertheidigende Freymäurer oder Sammlung unterschiedlicher Wohlverfaßten Schriften, welche einige Mitglieder dieses Ordens selbst zu dessen Vertheidigung herausgegeben, nebst einer vorläufigen historischen Nachricht von dieser vortrefflichen Gesellschaft

      Frankfurt und Leipzig, 1744.. Mit gest. Frontispiz (in der Paginierung). 48, 255 S. Lederband d. Zt. mit reicher Rückenverg. Wolfstieg 23739; Kloss 285; Beyer 2155. - Erste Ausgabe.- Frühe Apologetik, im ersten Jahrzehnt der deutschen Freimaurerei entstanden. Mit der Gründung der Hamburger Loge Absalom 1737 begann die Ausbreitung der Freimaurerei in Deutschland. Friedrich II. brachte sie nach Preußen und gründete eine Loge in Charlottenburg. 1740 sind Berliner Freimaurer u.a. "der Graf von Wartensleben, der Graf Truchses von Waldburg, der Hr. von Queist, Hr. von Kayserling, Hr. von Knobelsdorff, Hr. von Jordan, Hr. von Möllendorff, Hr. von Fredersdorff, zu welchen Anno 1741 gekommen Printz Wilhelm, Printz Carl, der Hr. Marggraf Heinrich, Printz Ferdinand von Braunschweig, der Hertzog von Hollstein ..." (S. 32). - "Schätzbare und gut gewählte Sammlung der besseren F. M. Schriften" (Kloss). Mit selbständigen Texten, Übersetzungen und Neudrucken "höchst seltener Schriften" (Beyer, listet Einzeltitel auf: Nrn 2149-2154). - Rücken mit etwas Wurmfraß, sonst gutes und dekorativ gebundenes Exemplar!

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        Prospekt af Nykøbing Slot i Falster.

      1744. (15x23,8 Cm.). Original akvarel på papir, opklæbet på træ. I gl. guldramme med glas. På bagsiden i Bruuns hånd:"Prospekt af Nÿekiøpinge Slott i Falster At See fra Ladegaards Marchen Ao 1744/ Pinxit/ J.J. Bruun.". I store træk er akvarellen forbilledet for Hans Quists kendte stik i "Novus Atlas Daniæ" 1758-61 og genudgivet af G.L. Lahde i "Danmarks Slotte i 24 Kobbere af J.J. Bruun med historisk=topographiske Beskrivelser, 1805", i hvilket værk Qvist har stukket prospekterne efter tegninger af Bruun (fecit Iohan Iacob Bruun). I forhold til akvarellen er stikket med få ændringer, bl.a. størrelsen, men kompositionen er den samme. - Hans Quists stik er anført som nr. 616 hos Krohn

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        1744 Jonathan Trumbull, Sr. SIGNED Document

      0001-01-01 00:00:00. 1st Edition. Unknown Unknown. Very Good. (Autograph Document Signed, ADS). Windham, Connecticut. June 13, 1744. One sheet, 6 1/4 by 6 1/4 inches, writing on both sides. Edge wear and toning. Good condition. Trumbull signs here Jon. Trumble as was common. He served as governor of Connecticut in both the pre-Revolutionary colony as well as the 1st governor of the state after the war for independence. He was a friend and advisor of George Washington throughout the revolutionary period. Legal document that refers to a judgment against Joseph Davis by Ebenezer Gray.

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        AN ESSAY TOWARDS FIXING THE TRUE STANDARDS OF WIT, HUMOUR, RAILLERY, SATIRE, AND RIDICULE

      Printed for J. Roberts, and W. Bickerton London: Printed for J. Roberts, and W. Bickerton, 1744. FIRST EDITION . Hardcover. 206 x 133 mm (8 1/8 x 5 1/4"). xxxiv, [2] (errata, ads), xxxii, 75, [1] pp. FIRST EDITION. Contemporary sprinkled calf, covers bordered with double gilt fillet, raised bands flanked by gilt rules, original brown morocco label. Front pastedown with armorial bookplate of "R E H D" engraved by and signed in the plate by G. W. Eve (see below). Joints, spine, and extremities a bit chafed and dried (though much of this successfully masked by refurbishing), covers a bit scratched and with three patches of lost patina from insect acitivity, one upper corner rather bumped, but the original unrestored rustic binding solid and pleasing, with no serious defect. One leaf with three-inch tear into the text (neatly repaired without loss of legibility, though with slight displacement of letters), otherwise only trivial imperfections internally, THE TEXT REMARKABLY FRESH AND CLEAN and printed within quite ample margins. This amusing attempt to differentiate between wit, humor, raillery, satire, and ridicule was written, surprisingly, by an economist and customs inspector. Morris begins by defining wit as "the Lustre resulting from the quick Elucidation of one Subject, by a just and unexpected Arrangement of it with another Subject." As an example, he cites an exchange between Henry IV of France and the Spanish ambassador. Boasting of the ease with which he could conquer Italy, Henry claimed that "once he mounted on Horseback, he should breakfast at Milan, and dine at Naples." The ambassador replied, "Since your Majesty travels at this rate, you may be at Vespers in Sicily"; while this remark seems to admire the rate of monarch's military conquests, it, in fact, refers to a disastrous earlier invasion of Sicily by France that ended with French soldiers being massacred while the bells rang for Vespers. Morris differentiates humor from wit, describing the former as "any remarkable Oddity or Foible belonging to a Person in real Life," and acknowledges it gives more delight and pleasure than wit. His example here is Falstaff, the embodiment of "Jollity, Mirth, and Good-nature." Our volume ends with a letter on humor in comedy by that master of the Restoration Comedy of Manners, William Congreve (1670-1729). Corbyn Morris (1710-79) had previously written a series of pamplets defending the policies of Prime Minister Robert Walpole, and the present work opens with a 34-page dedication to that politician which the normally forgiving DNB deems "extravagant . . . even by contemporary standards." Morris once told David Hume that he wrote "all his books for the sake of the Dedications," and these seemed to be successful instruments in advancing his career, as he was appointed secretary of customs and salt duty for Scotland before subsequently being appointed to the English board of customs. We have not been able to identify the "R E H D" who owned this volume, but he obviously cared about his library because Eve, who specialized in heraldic bookplates, was one of the foremost bookplate designers of the day.

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        A new, short, and easy method of fencing: or, the art of the broad and small-sword rectified and compendized.

      London : printed for G. Strahan, 1744 - Wherein the practice of these weapons is reduced to so few and general rules that any person of a indifferent capacity. and ordinary agility of body in a very short time attain to, not only a sufficient knowledge of the theory of this art, but also to a considerable adroitness in practice; either for the defence of life, upon a just occasion, or preservation of his reputation and honour, in any accidental scuffle, or trifling quarrel. By Sir William Hope, Baronet. The third edition, corrected. xv,[1],288,[2]p., table; 4to. With a final errata leaf. With a fine, light- gauge canvas backed, folding plate 44 x 35cm. Caption title "Place this plate at the end of the book and to fold out.". Title in the middle of the plate "New Method of Fencing" Consisting of 16 "Figures" of men fencing with one unnumbered engraving in the middle entitled "The scheme" showing a configuration of sword positions. This plate is not called for in the ESTC collation. Clean tear in part of the table without loss. Quarter calf, ribbed boards. A nice copy. L, E only in ESTC. First published in 1707 in Edinburgh. Re-issued twice in Edinburgh in 1713 and 1714 as Hope's new method of fencing: or, the true and solid art of fighting with the back-sword, sheering-sword, small-sword, and sword and pistol; freed from the errors of the schools. Both described in ESTC as "A reissue, with a cancel title page, of the sheets of 'A new, short, and easy method of fencing', 1707." (Lhac; MH-H only; and L, E, Gu; CLU-C, CSmH -all after p.267., DFo, DSoC in ESTC respectively.) Our "Third edition" of 1744, which returns the book to its original title, is the only edition to have a London imprint. Although not mentioned in the ESTC description the title page has clearly been cancelled and a new one inserted. The Text again appears to be a re-issue of sheets from the 1707 Edinburgh first edition. The first edition of 1707 had a folding plate a copy of which, though not called for in ESTC, has been inserted here as a frontispiece. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Imperatores Orientis, Compendio Exhibiti, E Compluribus Graecis Praecipue Scripturibus, A Constantino Magno Ad Constantinum Ultimum, Et Expugnatum Per Turcos Constantinopolim

      Tyrnau, Typis Academicis Societatis Jesu 1744.. Mit gest. Portrait (Maria Theresia) und 66 Textkupfern. 12 Bll., 569 S. Lederband d. Zt. mit reicher Rückenverg. und Rückenschild. Folio. De-Backer-S. IV, 1010, 4 (ungenau); Petrik II, 370; Wurzbach XI, 181; Brunet III, 654: "Ouvrage rare en France". - Illustrierte großformatige Neuauflage seiner (nach Zeilinger, Pantheon Tyrnaviense 103, 28) 1738-44 in 8 Oktavbänden erschienenen "Epitome", einer byzantinischen Kaiserchronik bis zum Fall Konstantinopels. Die Kupfer mit Münz- und Idealportraits. - Rücken mit etwas Wurmfraß, Rückenschild fehlt zur Hälfte. Ecken bestoßen, Kanten tls. beschabt.

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        Mémoires secrets de la République des Lettres, ou le Théatre de la Vérité par l'Auteur des Lettres juives.

      Amserdam, Neaulme, 1744. - Sept volumes in-12. Première édition. Très bon état intérieur. On déplore juste une petite galerie de vers en marge d'une trentaine de pages à la fin du tome septième sans atteinte au texte. Plein veau fauve d'époque, dos lisse très orné de motifs floraux, pièces de titre en maroquin havane et de tomaison en maroquin blond. Tranches rouges, filet doré sur les coupes. Au tome III, un mors fendu en pied et un petit manque de cuir sur le second plat (travail de vers).Tome IV, un mors fendu en pied avec petit manque de cuir. Tome V, un petit manque de cuir aux deux plats. Tome VI, coiffe inférieure arrachée. Tome VII, travail de vers plus important au second plat. Les dos étant épargnés (à part une coiffe inférieure), l'ensemble reste néanmoins agréable avec les dos au riche décor. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Der Durchlauchtigen Welt zum drey und zwantzigstenmahl neu vermehrter und verbesserter Geschichts-, Geschlechts- und Wappen-Calender auf das Jahr . 1745. Nebst Historischer Erklärung eines Schaustücks des Römischen Königs Ferdinand IV.

      Weigel ohne Jahr (1744), Nürnberg - Pappband der Zeit mit altem Bibl.-Etikett (handgeschr. Signatur), 8 Bll., 70 Doppelseiten, S. 71-118. Mit gest. Frontispiz und 70 doppels. Stammtafeln sowie 103 ganzs. Kupferstichen. Anfangs ein Stich mit Erklärung der Farben (durch Schraffierung dargestellt) sowie einer mit der Gedächtnis-Münze für Ferdinand IV. Alle anderen mit Wappendarstellungen. Bernd 2366. Henning/Jochums 116. Seltener heraldischer Kalender aus der Nürnberger Reihe, die von 1723 bis 1758 erschien. - Rücken und Kanten etwas berieben/beschabt, ansonsten gut erhalten. Innen sauber. 700 Gramm. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Commentatio de Druidis Occidentalium Populorum Philosophis.Accedunt Opuscula Quaedam Rariora Historiam Et Antiquitates Druidarum Illustratantia Itemque Scriptorum De Iisdem Catalogus

      Ulm: Daniel Barthomolaei et Filium, 1744. Hardcover. Near fine. Small 4to. (xxii),226pp. Engraved frontispiece (Druides) and one additional engraved plate (Druides et Druidissae). Bound to style in quarter leather; spine in 6 compartments with raised bands; red leather lettering label, gilt; marbled paper boards. Scarce work on Druids edited by the author's son with added portions by Lescalopier and Cesar Egasse Du Boulay. The "Opvscvla rariora integra itemqve ex aliis excerpta" include Pierre Lescalopier's "Theologia vetervm Gallorvm" and C.E. Du Boulay's "Historia vetervm academiarvm Galliae drvidicarvm" This volume also contains Frick's "Catalogus Scriptorum De Druidis" revised by his son which is one of the earliest bibliographies of books on the Druids. MArginal worming from approx. p. 50 to p. 100, not affecting the text, else a fine copy.

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        Methodus invenieni Lineas Curvas

      Lausanne & Geneva, 1744. Euler, Leonhard (1707-1783). Methodus inveniendi lineas curvas maximi minimive proprietate gaudentes, sive solutio problematis isoperimetrici latissimo sensu accepti. 4to. [2], 322, [2]pp. 5 folding engraved plates. Lausanne & Geneva: Marc-Michel Bousquet & Compagnie, 1744. 248 x 199 mm. Half morocco, gilt spine, marbled boards c. 1744, rubbed, some wear at extremities and corners, bookplate removed from inside front cover. Minor foxing and toning, but very good. From the library of Pietro Riccardi (1828-98), historian and bibliographer of mathematics, with his library bookplate on the front endpaper.First Edition. With the publication of this work, the calculus of variations came into being as a new branch of mathematics. Euler was the first to formulate the principal problems of the calculus of variations and to create general methods for their solution. His work in the Methodus was cumbersome by modern standards (the calculus of variations as we know it is the work of Lagrange), but it yielded simple and elegant formulae applicable to a large variety of problems. He introduced (using different terminology) the concepts of function and variation, distinguished between problems of absolute and relative extrema, and deduced the differential equation that now bears his name. This copy is from the library of Pietro Riccardi, author of Biblioteca matematica italiana (1870-93). Horblit, One Hundred Books Famous in Science, 28. Dibner, Heralds of Science, 111. Norman 731. Kline, Mathematical Thought, pp. 377-79. Struik, Source Book in Mathematics, pp. 399-406.

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        Logica. Cursus Philosophicus usum scholae accomodatus (entièrement manuscrit).

      1744 - Sans lieu, sans date (sans doute fin 17ème), Un fort volume de format petit in 4° carré de 440 pp., illustré, d'un portrait de Porphyre, d'un portrait d'Aristote et d'un tableau logique, le tout en hors texte; et gravés sur cuivre par Jollain sur des dessins de Petrus Paulus. Reliure de l'époque en plein veau marbré brun, dos orné et doré à 5 nerfs. Coiffes usées, titre au dos bruni, petits départs de fentes aux mors, une charnère faible, mais l'intérieur est très frais et parfaitement lisible (en latin). Ex-libris de Jacobi Carolis Gastebois. Bon état d'ensemble. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        HUBRIDAS, IN THREE PARTS, WRITTEN IN THE TIME OF THE LATE WARS. . .

      J. Bentham, Cambridge 1744 - Complete two volume set of this classic poem with annotations and a preface by Zachary Grey. FINELEY BOUND IN PERIOD POLISHED CALF with floral ruling and dentelles, decorated spines with black and gilt title blocks. INTERIOR IN FINE CONDITION, feels like the volumes haven't been opened in 200 years, pages white, bright and crisp. Bindings a little delicate at spines and hinges, front board of vol.1 with 1" crack at top. Illustrated with an engraved frontis, followed by 16 in text plates after W. Hogarth. Contains a preface (bio. of Butler), subscribers list, indexes, errata. Vol. 1 424pp plus index; Vol. 2 446pp plus index. A little spotty foxing at top of pages nearest front and rear boards. A fine copy. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        AN ESSAY TOWARDS FIXING THE TRUE STANDARDS OF WIT, HUMOUR, RAILLERY, SATIRE, AND RIDICULE

      London: Printed for J. Roberts, and W. Bickerton, 1744. FIRST EDITION . Hardcover. 206 x 133 mm (8 1/8 x 5 1/4"). xxxiv, [2] (errata, ads), xxxii, 75, [1] pp. FIRST EDITION. Contemporary sprinkled calf, covers bordered with double gilt fillet, raised bands flanked by gilt rules, original brown morocco label. Front pastedown with armorial bookplate of "R E H D" engraved by and signed in the plate by G. W. Eve (see below). Joints, spine, and extremities a bit chafed and dried (though much of this successfully masked by refurbishing), covers a bit scratched and with three patches of lost patina from insect acitivity, one upper corner rather bumped, but the original unrestored rustic binding solid and pleasing, with no serious defect. One leaf with three-inch tear into the text (neatly repaired without loss of legibility, though with slight displacement of letters), otherwise only trivial imperfections internally, THE TEXT REMARKABLY FRESH AND CLEAN and printed within quite ample margins. This amusing attempt to differentiate between wit, humor, raillery, satire, and ridicule was written, surprisingly, by an economist and customs inspector. Morris begins by defining wit as "the Lustre resulting from the quick Elucidation of one Subject, by a just and unexpected Arrangement of it with another Subject." As an example, he cites an exchange between Henry IV of France and the Spanish ambassador. Boasting of the ease with which he could conquer Italy, Henry claimed that "once he mounted on Horseback, he should breakfast at Milan, and dine at Naples." The ambassador replied, "Since your Majesty travels at this rate, you may be at Vespers in Sicily"; while this remark seems to admire the rate of monarch's military conquests, it, in fact, refers to a disastrous earlier invasion of Sicily by France that ended with French soldiers being massacred while the bells rang for Vespers. Morris differentiates humor from wit, describing the former as "any remarkable Oddity or Foible belonging to a Person in real Life," and acknowledges it gives more delight and pleasure than wit. His example here is Falstaff, the embodiment of "Jollity, Mirth, and Good-nature." Our volume ends with a letter on humor in comedy by that master of the Restoration Comedy of Manners, William Congreve (1670-1729). Corbyn Morris (1710-79) had previously written a series of pamplets defending the policies of Prime Minister Robert Walpole, and the present work opens with a 34-page dedication to that politician which the normally forgiving DNB deems "extravagant . . . even by contemporary standards." Morris once told David Hume that he wrote "all his books for the sake of the Dedications," and these seemed to be successful instruments in advancing his career, as he was appointed secretary of customs and salt duty for Scotland before subsequently being appointed to the English board of customs. We have not been able to identify the "R E H D" who owned this volume, but he obviously cared about his library because Eve, who specialized in heraldic bookplates, was one of the foremost bookplate designers of the day.

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        HUDIBRAS

      J. Bentham spelled Bettenham in volume II Cambridge: J. Bentham [spelled "Bettenham" in volume II], 1744. Hardcover. A Very Bright, Fresh Copy of the First Printing of the Best 18th Century Edition of "Hudibras". 203 x 133 mm (8 x 5 1/4").Two volumes. Edited and annotated by Zachary Grey. Recent dark brown half morocco over linen boards, raised bands, spine gilt in compartments with central fleuron, marbled endpapers, top edges gilt. With engraved frontispiece portrait of Butler after Soest, and 16 lively engraved plates after Hogarth, five of them folding. Title pages with early ownership inscription marked out with black ink; title of volume I with ink signature of Isaac Cookson. Lowndes I, 335. Isolated faint foxing, otherwise AN UNUSUALLY FINE COPY, the text extraordinarily fresh, clean, and bright, and the retrospective bindings unworn. This is a remarkably fresh and bright copy of the first printing of the major 18th century edition of "Hudibras," the version upon which most subsequent printings were based for many years, and simply "the best edition" according to Lowndes. Butler's mock epic in octosyllabic couplets was first published (in three installments) in 1663, 1664, and 1678. Modelled after "Don Quixote," the work satirizes the hypocrisy and self-seeking of the Presbyterians and Independents, represented by the title character and his squire Ralpho, whose humorous adventures provide ample opportunity to demonstrate their pedantry, greed, duplicity, and cowardice, as well as the ridiculous nature of their sectarian squabbles. Numbered among the relatively few illustrations Hogarth did for books, the engravings here were specially prepared for the 1726 edition of "Hudibras," and they were re-engraved for the present edition, resulting in especially rich impressions. Our early owner may well have been the Isaac Cookson (1705-54) who was a prominent gold- and silversmith in Newcastle-upon-Tyne, where he ran a flourishing business with a specialty in ecclesiastical silver. His obituary in the "Newcastle Courant" on 24 August 1754 proclaimed him a paragon of commercial and personal virtue.

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        THE WORKS OF SHAKESPEAR. IN SIX VOLUMES:

      Oxford: Printed at the Theatre, 1744. Some occasional light foxing, but very clean and about fine. First Hanmer Edition Six volumes. Quarto. xliii, [v], 514p; 600P; 563; 507P [I]; 552P; 547P, [xiv, glossary, errata]. Illustrated with the Chandos portrait engraved by Gravelot, 36 full-page plates engraved by Gravelot after Hayman, and 26 cul-de-lampe (complete). Includes the Hanmer and Pope prefaces, Rowe's biographical account, and a poem by Ben Johnson. Recently and handsomely rebound in full calf with period marbled endpapers, the spines with gilt titles and extensive gilt panel ornaments, the covers with panels and corner ornaments in blind, gilt-rolled board edges With the bookplate of John Ormiston.& "What the Pubick is here to expect is a true and correct Edition of Shakespear's works cleared from the corruptions with which they have hitherto abounded. One of the great Admirers of this incomparable Author hath made it the amusement of his leisure hours for many years past to look over his writings with a careful eye, to note the obscurities and absurdities introduced into the text, and according to the best of his judgment to restore the genuine sense and purity of it." (Hanmer's preface). Arguably the best Shakespeare edition of the 18th century.& Jaggard p. 499; Cohen-De Ricci p. 953; Lowndes IV, 2260.

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        Of the Use and Abuse of Parliaments : in Two Historical Discourses: Viz. 1. a General View of Government in Europe. (By A. Sidney. ) 2. a Detection of the Parliaments of England from the Year 1660 - [Complete in 2 Volumes]

      London, Printed In The Year, 1744 - Physical desc. : 2 v. ([4], 332, *333-338*; [2], *333-336*, 337-718 p. ) ; 8o. Subject: Great Britain. Parliament - History - Early works to 1800. Part 1 is a reprint of a dissertation by Algernon Sidney. Referenced by: ESTC t131624. Very good copy bound in [later) aniline calf over marble boards. Spine bands and panel edges slightly rubbed and toned as with age. Remains a particularly well-preserved set overall; tight, bright, clean and strong. 2 Kg. 0 pp. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        The Life of the Honourable Robert Boyle

      London: A. Millar, 1744. First edition.. Hardcover. Very good. 8vo. (vi),458,(16)pp. 8vo. (6),458,(16)pp. Both advert. leaves present, one before the title and another after the index. With the error in imprint date on the title page: MDCDXLIV in place of MDCCXLIV. Contemporary full calf. Spine in 6 compartments, leather lettering label, gilt. Hinges, corners and spine tips neatly strengthened, leather lightly rubbed, else a very good copy. The standard biography of Boyle, and now quite scarce. ESTC T66425; Bibliotheca Walleriana, 16531.

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

      25 October 1744. Engraving by Francis Vivares on laid paper, coloured by hand. (Early manuscript number '51' in upper right margin). 14 1/81/2 x 20 5/8 inches. 17 x 23 1/4 inches. 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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        Of the Use and Abuse of Parliaments : in Two Historical Discourses: Viz. 1. a General View of Government in Europe. (By A. Sidney. ) 2. a Detection of the Parliaments of England from the Year 1660 - [Complete in 2 Volumes]

      "London, Printed In The Year, 1744" "London, Printed In The Year, 1744", 1744. 1st Edition. "Physical desc. : 2 v. ([4], 332, *333-338*; [2], *333-336*, 337-718 p. ) ; 8o. Subject: Great Britain. Parliament - History - Early works to 1800. Part 1 is a reprint of a dissertation by Algernon Sidney. Referenced by: ESTC t131624." "Very good copy bound in [later) aniline calf over marble boards. Spine bands and panel edges slightly rubbed and toned as with age. Remains a particularly well-preserved set overall; tight, bright, clean and strong. "

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        Kurtze Beschreibung derer Cometen, nebst angehängtem Bericht von derselben Bedeutung, bey Gelegenheit deß zu End vorigen und Anfang dises Jahrs so wohl hier als an vilen andern Orten wahrgenommenen, und hier in Kupffer gebrachten Cometen

      Augsburg, Elias Bäck, (1744).. Mit 1 Kupfer (17,7 x 28,7 cm), darunter angesetzt Drucktext in zwei Spalten. Einblattdruck. 41 x 32,5 cm. Drugulin 4379 (zit. gest. Legende: "Unterschiedene Abbildungen...). - Dekorative Darstellung des großen Kometen von 1743/44. Im Zentrum eine Menschenmenge, den Kometen mit Fernrohren betrachtend und von nächtlicher Kulisse eingerahmt, links und rechts Detaildarstellungen von Bahn und Aussehen des Kometen, der bis zu 6 Schweife gehabt haben soll. - Leichte vertikale Falte in der Mitte, verso am oberen und rechten Rand Montagereste.

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        RÉCRÉATIONS (LES) DES CAPUCINS, OU DESCRIPTION HISTORIQUE DE LA VIE QUE MÈNENT LES CAPUCINS PENDANT LEURS RÉCRÉATIONS.

      aux dépens de la Compagnie 1744 IN- 12°, PIENO MAROCCHINO RECENTE CON NERVETTI AL DORSO. (VIII), 224, (2) PP., 3 FF. BIANCHI. FRONTESPIZIO STAMPATO IN ROSSO E NERO. BELLISSIMO ESMPLARE. CURIOSA OPERA RARISSIMA. "CE ROMAN, DONT LE TITRE INDIQUE ASSEZ LE GENRE, A ÉTÉ QUELQUEFOIS VENDU 12 FR. ET PLUS: C' EST BEAUCOUP POUR UN OUVRAGE AUSSI MAUVAIS..." (BRUNET, IV, 141). GRAESSE, VI, P. 46. GAY-LEMONNYER, III, 943. MANCA AL BARBIER.

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        Theatrum Botanicum, Das ist: Vollkommenes Kr?uter-Buch, Worinnen Alllehand Erdgew?chse, B?ume, Stauden und Kr?uter, welche in allen vier Theilen der Welt. sonderlich aber in Europa, hervorkommen, neben ihren sonderbaren

      Subject: (Erbario -). Basel, Hans Jacob Biscoff, 1744, in-folio legatura mezza pergamena moderna, tassello inciso in oro, pp. (16)-1216+(56) con un grande ritratto inc. in rame e ripieg. in antiporta, una grande antiporta pure inc. in rame, frontespizio stampato a due colori, con grandi testatine figurate e capolettera e finali xilografici e num.me incisioni xil. n.t. Seconda edizione di questo bell'erbario con oltre 1200 incisioni.

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        Obras Chronologicas de Don Gaspar Ibanez de Segovia Per alta I Mendoza, Cavallero de la Orden de Alcantara, Marques de Mondejar, de Valhermoso, i de Agropoli, Conde de Tendilla, Alcaide que sue de la Alhambra, i Capitan General de la Ciudad, de Granada, &c. Las Publica de Orden, i a Expensas de la Academia Valenciana

      Valencenia, per Antonio Bordazar de Artazu, Impresso Academico, 1744. FIRST EDITION. Folio, 298 x 208 mms., pp. [xiv], xcvi, 279 [280 blank], including half-title, contemporary vellum; half-title partially detached at inner margin, binding a little soiled, but a good to very good copy, with "1288l. Mondyar" on the upper margin of the front paste-down end-paper, "Evelyn S Procter" on the top margin of the recto of the front free end-paper, and "Thomas Stainton/ April 21/ 1868" on the top margin of the title-page. This is a nice provenance: Evelyn Emma Stefanos Procter (1897–1980) was a distinguished scholar on Spanish medieval history. She was tutor in and later head of St. Hugh's Oxford. She collaborated with Betty Kemp on a history of St. Hugh's, but it was her earlier book, Alfonso X of Castile, Patron of Literature and Learning (1951), that defined her as a scholar. ODNB notes "She was an austere scholar and when Rachel Trickett, the English tutor at St Hugh's, published a novel and the libretto of Joubert's opera Antigone she commented, 'Let us have no more, Miss Trickett, in these lower forms'." The word "Eclipse" appears several times in pencil in the margins of pages xxvii - xxxi in what is almost certainly her hand. The scholar and historian Gaspar Ibáñez de Segovia Peralta and Mendoza , Marquis of Mondejar (1628 - 1708) had a vast library, with almost six thousand books at his disposal. His historical writing was anti-mythic and based on documents and primary sources. The work marks the first real attempt to base Spanish historical writing on these principles, and its commentary of the influence of non-Spaniards, notably Jews and medieval Muslims from the Middle East as well as Greeks and Romans, was the first of its kind in Spanish historical writing. A posthumous work, it is a tribute to the determination of the Academia Valenciana to recognize the quality of Mondejar's research.

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        [Commentatio De Iure Praegnantium] Petri Mülleri ... Commentatio De Iure Praegnantium = Vom Rechte Schwangerer Weiber

      Jena, Cröcker 1744. 20 cm. 160, (16) Seiten Broschur - Hayn / Gotendorf V, 196 - Waller 20023f (vgl.) - Abhandlung des Jenaer Juristen über Rechtsverhältnisse der Schwangerschaft, zum Beispiel: Schwängern lediger Frauen, Eheversprechen, Ehebruch, voreheliche Schwangerschaft, Schwangerschaftsabbruch. Das Titelblatt ist am weißen Rand links restauriert. - Sprache / Language: Lateinisch / Latin -

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        Obras Chronologicas de Don Gaspar Ibanez de Segovia Per alta I Mendoza, Cavallero de la Orden de Alcantara, Marques de Mondejar, de Valhermoso, i de Agropoli, Conde de Tendilla, Alcaide que sue de la Alhambra, i Capitan General de la Ciudad, de Granada, &c. Las Publica de Orden, i a Expensas de la Academia Valenciana.

      Valencenia per Antonio Bordazar de Artazu Impresso Academico 1744 - FIRST EDITION. Folio, 298 x 208 mms., pp. [xiv], xcvi, 279 [280 blank], including half-title, contemporary vellum; half-title partially detached at inner margin, binding a little soiled, but a good to very good copy, with "1288l. Mondyar" on the upper margin of the front paste-down end-paper, "Evelyn S Procter" on the top margin of the recto of the front free end-paper, and "Thomas Stainton/ April 21/ 1868" on the top margin of the title-page. This is a nice provenance: Evelyn Emma Stefanos Procter (1897–1980) was a distinguished scholar on Spanish medieval history. She was tutor in and later head of St. Hugh's Oxford. She collaborated with Betty Kemp on a history of St. Hugh's, but it was her earlier book, Alfonso X of Castile, Patron of Literature and Learning (1951), that defined her as a scholar. ODNB notes "She was an austere scholar and when Rachel Trickett, the English tutor at St Hugh's, published a novel and the libretto of Joubert's opera Antigone she commented, 'Let us have no more, Miss Trickett, in these lower forms'." The word "Eclipse" appears several times in pencil in the margins of pages xxvii - xxxi in what is almost certainly her hand. The scholar and historian Gaspar Ibáñez de Segovia Peralta and Mendoza , Marquis of Mondejar (1628 - 1708) had a vast library, with almost six thousand books at his disposal. His historical writing was anti-mythic and based on documents and primary sources. The work marks the first real attempt to base Spanish historical writing on these principles, and its commentary of the influence of non-Spaniards, notably Jews and medieval Muslims from the Middle East as well as Greeks and Romans, was the first of its kind in Spanish historical writing. A posthumous work, it is a tribute to the determination of the Academia Valenciana to recognize the quality of Mondejar's research. [Attributes: First Edition]

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        schwedischen Ober-Feldherrns in dem letztern finnischen Kriege, darinnen dessen vortrefflige Verdienste, hohe Ehren-Chargen, und unglückseliger Tod Curieusen Liebhabern zu gefallen, nebst einer kurtzen Historie des Königreichs Schweden bis auf gegenwärtige Zeiten aus denen bewehrtesten Urkunden erzehlet werden.

      Frankfurt & Leipzig, 1744. 8:o. 298 s. Delvis lagerfläckig och med enstaka solkfläckar. Svag fuktrand i nedermarginalen från s. 272. Samtida nött hfrbd med upphöjda bind och svart präglad dekor på ryggen. Utan titeletikett. Samtida handskrivet rudimentärt namnindex på fyra blanka blad längst bak i boken samt på eftersättsbladet. Warmholtz 6214, not. Carl (Charles) Emil Lewenhaupt (1691-1743) var befälhavare över de svenska trupperna i Hattarnas ryska krig 1741-43, ett uppdrag han skötte så illa att han efter fredsslutet dömdes till döden och avrättades. Många menar dock att han tillsammans med Henrik Magnus von Buddenbrock blev gjord till syndabock för det dåligt förberedda kriget

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        Histoire Des Indes Orientales, Anciennes et Modernes.

      Pierres., Paris. 1744 - 3 volumes. 2 folding maps. Volume I: Folding map, 471 + [8pp]. Volume II: 352pp. Volume III: 396pp. Full leather binding, marbled endpapers. Two leaves loose but text is complete. A delightful set in full leather binding, spine gilt with raised bands and red title. French text. The third volume deals with the trade with the French, Dutch, English and Venetians. Published in the same year as the first edition. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        PUBLII TERENTII AFRI COMOEDIAE SEX Cum Notis Joh Minelli

      PEZZANA 1744 Volume con segni di usura dovuti al tempo e una pagina strappata sul lembo anteriore

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        &c.

      Landgrafen zu Hessen &c. &c. mit unpartheyischer Feder entworffen, und hin und wieder mit nützlichen Anmerckungen erläutert. Stockholm [=Erfurt], 1744. 8:o. Grav. porträtt,+ 3-316 s. Titeln tryckt i rött och svart. Något nött samtida hfrbd, ryggen med upphöjda bind. Rikligt med samtida bläckantecknignar på försättsbladet. Utraderad namnteckning på frampärmens insida. Tillsammans med supplementet: Geschichte der Cron Schweden von 1736 bis 1746. Utan ort och år. 8:o. 55 s. Häftad, i senare pappersomslag med handskriven titeletikett. Ur Ericsbergs bibliotek. Warmholtz 6226 & 6231. Det första verket, som Warmholtz kallar för ett "Marknads-arbete", slutar september 1743, och det andra, som har rubriken "Fortzetzung der Lebens-Geschichte Friedrichs Königs von Schweden", slutar med 18 augusti 1744

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        C. Velleii Paterculi Quae supersunt Ex Historiae Romanae voluminibus duobus. Cum integris scholiis, notis, variis lectionibus, et animadversionibus doctorum. Cunrante Petro Burmanno. Editio secunda auctior & emendatior.

      Samuel Luchtmans, Leiden 1744 - 8vo (21 x 12,5 cm). Mit 1 Titelkupfer. Titel in Rot u. Schwarz. 20 Bl., 748 S., 60 Bl. Pgt. d. Zeit m. dekorativer Goldprägung u. Supralibros (Amsterdamer Wappen). Kritische Ausgabe der römischen Geschichte des Velleius Paterculus durch Pieter Burman d. Ä. (1668-1741). - Vorgebunden gedrucktes Widmungsblatt als Schulprämie m. gest. Stadtwappen Amsterdams u. hs. Eintragungen des Rectors des öffentlichen Gymasiums Amsterdam Otto Arntzenius von 1554. - Schließbänder fehlen. Prächtiger Band, etw. berieben u. gering fleckig, auch innen bis auf einzelne Fleckchen sauber u. schön. gr.

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        Sendschreiben an die Ehrwürdige Loge der Freymäurer in Berlin

      Berlin und Göttingen, Schmid, 1744.. Mit gest. Titelvignette. 2 Bll., 284 S. Dekorativer brauner Kalbslederband d. Zt. mit reicher Rückenverg. Wolfstieg 20028. - Erste Ausgabe. - Der Verfasser "wünscht Auflösung des Ordens auf Grund seiner Einrichtung, Verfassung und Grundgesetze" (Wolfstieg).

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        Nieuwe Kaart van Italie

      Amsterdam, 1744. Copper engraving, 34 x 38.5 cms, original hand-colour, from Tirion’s “Nieuwe en Beknopte Hand-Atlas”.

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        Traite Des Sens. Par Mr. Le Cat, Docteur En Medecine & Maitre Chirurgien

      Chez J. Wetstein, 1744-01-01. Hardcover. Very Good. 8vo. Bound in contemporary vellum. Nouvelle Edition, corrigee, augmentee. Title in red and black. 328 p. 16 fold out engraved plates. Clean, unmarked pages. Fold out plates. "The book's six sections include an introduction to sensation, touch,taste, smell, hearing, and vision, which constitutes the major portion of the text." Heirs of Hippocrates 851; Wellcome III, 468; Blake, 260. An important work in which Le Cat presents a theory of the propagation of light contrary to that of Newtonian attraction and reports on the pigmented choroid coat of the eye. He assigns the latter to a common embryonic origin with the pigment of the skin. - Albert, Sourcebook, 1346. The work is illustrated by a set of anatomical plates, including an outstanding folding plate of the base of the brain and of the lacrimal apparatus. Le Cat treats the anatomy and physiology of the sense organs in a philosophical context.

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        Cimbria literata sive scriptorum ducatus utriusque Slesvicensis et Holsatici, quibus et alii vicini quid am accensentur, historia literaria tripartita.

      I-III. [...]. Opus magno qvadraginta annorum labore & studio confectum, diuqve desideratum: historiæ literariæ, ecclesiasticæ et civilis Imo omnium disciplinarum studiosis utilissimum. Cum præfatione Johannis Grammii. Nec non indice necessario. Köpenhamn, G. F. Kisel, 1744. Folio. Grav. porträtt,(8),36,1-752 + (2),1045 + (2),672,(58) s. Det gemensamma titelbladet i del I tryckt i rött och svart. Tre nötta samtida hfrbd med upphöjda bind, rikt guldornerade ryggar, ljusbruna titeletiketter och röda snitt. De guldpräglade deltitelnumreringarna på särskilda titelfält under titeletiketterna. Ryggarna flammiga och skadade överst. Titeletiketterna till stor del bortnötta. Pärmpapprena utbytta under 1800-talets första hälft och för- och eftersättsblad saknas. Del I med en gammal anteckning på insidan av främre pärm och en del bläckkludd och dito fläckar på deltitelbladet. I stort sett rena inlagor med endast enstaka lager- och småfläckar, t.ex. på s. 11-12 i del I. En del marginalanteckningar. Några lagade revor i yttermarginalen på s. 507-11 i del II, som avslutas med pappersförtunning i yttermarginalen på sista bladet. Felskurna hörn på s. 861 i del II och s. 597 i del III. Mindre fuktfläck i inre marginalen på s. 618-33 i del III. Med en gammal vapenstpl på deltitelbladen, C. Brickas namnstpl och Gustaf Rudbecks namnteckning och exlibris samt dennes anteckning att verket förvärvades på vinhandlare C. A. Högsholms bokauktion i Köpenhamn 1918.. Bibliotheca danica IV:553. Johannes Moller (1661-1725), litteraturhistoriker, föddes i Flensburg och ägnade fyrtio år av sitt liv att insamla allt material om sin hembygds och hertigdömena Slesvig och Holsteins litteraturhistoria, vilket resulterade i "Cimbria literata", som efter hans död gavs ut av hans son Olaus Henrik Moller. Förordet skrevs av Hans Gram. Med en utförlighet utan like och mängder av litterära hänvisningar behandlar Moller i tre parallella spår de författare som är födda eller har verkat, om än i kort tid, i området mellan Kongeaa och Elbe, i norr tar han även med Ribe och Kolding, i söder Hamburg och Lübeck. "Dansk biografiskt haandleksikon" skriver att "man skal vanskelig forgæves raadspørge denne bog om noget, bibliografiskt eller personalhistorisk, der ligger indenfor dens rammer." Carl Frederik Bricka (1845-1903), dansk riksarkivarie, var redan i sin ungdom en stor bokvän. När han bodde hemma hos föräldrarna var han tvungen att hyra ett extra förråd för att få plats för de 700 numren han köpt vid Allens auktion 1872. Hans boksamling omfattade så småningom över 8300 band

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        Fabi Colvmnae Lyncei Hytobasanos, cui accessit Vita FabI et Lynceorum notitia adnotationesque in phytobasanon Iano Planco Ariminensi Auctore et In Senes Academia Anatomes Publico Professore

      Florentiae I. P. Aere, & Typis Petri Caietani Viviani...., 1744. FIRST EDITION. Large 4to, 290 x 210 mms., pp. [ii], lii, 134 [135 - 136 appendix], engraved vignette of lynx on title-page, 38 superbly engraved illustrations of plants at end, contemporary vellum, blocked in gilt on spine; no blank prelims, but a fine copy. The scientis Fabio Colonna (1567-1650) recognized that the study of leaves by themselves was not sufficient to discern or to classify them properly, especially with regard to those that could be used medicinally. An epileptic, he was drawn to the study of botany as means of finding herbs and concoctions from plants that could be used to ameliorate the symptoms and effects of epilepsy.

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        The Shepherd of Banbury's Rules to Judge of the Changes of the Weather, Grounded on Forty Years Experience: To which is Added a Rational Account of the Causes of such Alterations, the Nature of the Wind, Rain, Snowâ?¦

      W. Bickerton 8vo, later cloth backed marbled boards, [2], viii, 64 pp. Binding worn, splitting at joins with some tears on the spine, normal aging, but internally very good. This work was first published in 1670 as "The Shepherd's Legacy." Although it is unsure who the shepherd of Branbury was, it is possible that it was John Claridge. The OCLC repeating from the introduction of G.H.T. Kimble indicates that in the 1946 edition, the author refers to himself as John in the original edition. It is believed that in the present edition, additions have been made anonymously by John Campbell (ESTC T12185). Claridge talks about the benefits of understanding the weather, and describes some of the tools that are used for that purpose in his introduction, including the value of observation. However, the main purpose of his work is to share the rules that help predict the weather, such as, small and round clouds will yield fair weather for two or three days, or the chance of rain when the Moon is new. OCLC.

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        Moralske Tanker. Deelte udi 2 Tomos.

      Trykt paa Autors egen Bekostning. Kbhvn. 1744. 608 s. Indbundet i ét samtidigt helskindsbind med nyere titelfelt samt blindtrykte dekorationer. Bindet med brugsspor, højre fals repareret.. Originaludgaven med de 2 blanke blade mellem første og andet tome. Ehr.-M. I,312. Johansen 23,1. Bogen indeholder oversættelser af en række småstykker om fromhed, anstændighed, lykke, o.s.v. udgivet året før på latin samt en række andre stykker omhandlende filosofiske og sociale temaer

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        QUADERNO DE LEYES Y AGRAVIOS REPARADOS A SUPLICACIÓN DE LOS TRES ESTADO DEL REYNO DE NAVARRA, en sus Cortes Generales,celebradas en la ciudad de Tudelalos años 1743y 1744.

      Imp.Pedro José Ezquerro Circa 1744., Pamplona. - 1 h + 233 págs + 5 h Buen ejemplar. Hoja 89 rasgada hasta mitad de hoja, pero completa. Con mancha de humedad en la parte superior.

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        Histoire Naturelle des Abeilles; Avec Des Figures en Taille-Douce

      Les Freres Guerin, Paris, 1744. First Edition. Hardcover (Half Leather). Very Good Condition. 2 volumes bound in one in contemporary 1/4 calf, worn with a split to the spine leather and lacking the lettering piece, but intact and still an attractive period binding, now housed in a custom cloth clamshell box. Old notes to title, title and half title loose, scattered foxing and occasional stains, discoloration to the final plate, but generally very clean. xvi, 412pp; iv, 441, (3)pp, with the 12 engraved plates and duplicates of plates 4, 9, 10 and 11. A mixture of observational natural history with the moral analogy to domestic economy and novelistic tone that was popular at the time. Size: Octavo (8vo). 2-volume set (complete). Previous owner's book-plate inside front cover. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: 1-2 kilos. Category: Natural History & Resources; Antiquarian & Rare. Inventory No: 043324. .

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        Numo Phylacium Molano-Boehmerianum a S.T. Gerardo Woltero Molano liberi atque imperialis coenobii Luccensis Abbate, nostis reliqua cum cura conquisitum postmodum a S.T. Justo Christophoro Boehmero et ipso Luccensi Abbate

      [Compiled by Johan Friedrich Borchmann]. One folding engraved plate. Title printed in red & black. Double-page title, 14, 364, [1], 61, 925, [1], 485, [1] pp. Four parts in one vol. Thick 8vo, cont. calf (one corner worn, some browning due to the quality of the paper), single gilt fillet round sides, spine nicely gilt. Celle: J.G. Passin, 1744. The very rare auction catalogue of the monumental collection of ancient and modern medals and coins formed by Gerhard Wolter Molanus (1633-1722), the influential Lutheran theologian and abbot of Loccum. After Molanus' death, the collection passed to his disciple and nephew Justus Christoph Boehmer (1671-1732), who succeeded his uncle as abbot of Loccum. This was an enormously valuable collection; we know that upon Molanus' death his estate has to pay the very large sum of 66,000 thalers in taxes on the collection. Fine copy with the royal stamp of King Ernest Augustus of Hanover on title. In this copy, a new sale date has been printed on a slip and pasted over the old date on the title. .

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        DELLE COSE GENTILESCHI E PROFANE

      1744. Fine. MARANGONI, Giovanni. DELLE COSE GENTILESCHI E PROFANE trasportate ad Uso, e Adornamento delle Chiese. [Of things pagan and secular for the use and decoration of churches]. Rome, Niccolo e Marco Pagliarini, 1744. Quarto. xx, 519pp. First edition. A study of the uses of ancient Roman architectural elements in the building of Christian churches. Tombstones, columns, altars, moldings etc. were often re-used in the walls and interiors. Marangoni was a pioneer in the cataloguing of these "spolia." With many typographical and woodcut depictions of inscriptions, one copper engraving and one large folding plate. Internally immaculate in vellum boards. 1/4 inch nicks to hinge ends, else fine.

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