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        A View in Lyme Park (With that extraordinary Custom of driving the Stags;) the property of Peter Legh Esqr

      Aug. 27 1745. Copper engraving. Very good condition apart from some overall light soiling, mild creasing, and a few skillfully repaired small tears in the margins. 15 3/8 x 21 3/8 inches. 17 1/8 x 23 1/8 inches. A picturesque view of Lyme Park in Cheshire, the ancestral estate of the Legh family, after the celebrated landscape artist Smith of Derby. This beautifully rendered print is one of 23 plates Vivares engraved after Smith. Towards the middle of the eighteenth century, a trend developed among English artists and printmakers who sought to visually record the natural beauty of England and Wales. Sparked by a sense of national confidence and patriotism, English printmakers began to publish topographical prints of the important sights in the British Isles. In addition to being a visual record of the countryside they were meant to encourage public recognition of the beauty and history of England. They were aimed at English and foreign tourists who desired a memento of their travels, or at those armchair travelers who collected topographical prints instead of traveling. One of the earliest and most influential landscape artists to begin this trend was Thomas Smith who came to be known as "Smith of Derby." Smith traveled the north of England painting famous houses and beautiful views. He was one of the first artists to depict wild landscape scenes, which became immensely fashionable with the development of the "picturesque landscape" towards the end of the century. Smith's paintings not only captured the English countryside at the onset of the Industrial Revolution, but also recorded the activities of visiting tourists and local inhabitants. These works capture a period in England's history, which was forever changed by the wheels of progress. Before the mills and the factories came to dominate the landscape of northern England, Smith depicted its wild beauty and breathtaking scenery. This beautiful view of the bucolic scenery of Lyme Park is a lovely example of Smith's superior work. As the title states, the practice of driving the stags through what was called "Stag Pond" each year at Midsummer was indeed extraordinary. There were large herds of red deer and wild cattle on the property, and at some point it became traditional to drive the deer around the park, ending with the swim through the pond. The last stag has just entered the water and two of the first in line are having a brief skirmish (though it looks rather like a dance). We have not yet discovered the purpose of the summer swim. Clayton, The English Print 1688-1802, p. 155-157.

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        I Pellegrini al sepolcro di N. S. Peregrinanci. Do grobu Panskiego, oratorium Wielko-Piatkowe. Na roskaz Nayjasnieyszey Krolowey Jeymci Pani moiey Milosciwey po Polsku przetlumaczone od naynizszego Jey Stugi J. A. Filipowskiego

      O. O. und Dr., ca. 1745.. 13 Bll. Schöner floraler Buntpapier-Karton d. Zt. 4°.

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        Russischer Atlas welcher in einer General-Charte und neunzehen Special-Charten das gesamte Russische Reich und dessen angräntzende Länder...vorstellig macht

      St. Petersburg: Academie der Wissenschafften, 1745. [DE L'ISLE, Joseph Nicolas] (1688-1768). Russischer Atlas welcher in einer General-Charte und neunzehen Special-Charten das gesamte Russische Reich und dessen angräntzende Länder...vorstellig macht. St. Petersburg: Academie der Wissenschafften, 1745. Folio (21 x 12 4/8 inches). Letterpress title, 3 pages of explanation of the maps, 3 pages of geographical dictionary from Russian transliteration to German, the final page including an engraved legend in German. 19 fine engraved regional maps on double pages, including on map 19 "Ostium fluvii Amur." the extreme point of Alaska and the Aleutian islands (one or two pale stains along the lower edge of map 19), one large folding engraved general map of the Russian Empire (folds and some worm tracks expertly repaired). Contemporary half calf, speckled paper boards (calf expertly and recently renewed by James & Stuart Brockman Ltd., full report available on request). Provenance: Large folding map annotated in red ink: "Reise des Grafen Beniowsky in Taho 1770 von Tobolsknach Cumtschatca" in a late 18th-century hand, and the route (outlined in red) that Moritz August Beniowsky took from Tobolsk to Kamchatka, a seaport in Siberia, after being imprisoned by the Russian Army for supporting a Polish uprising; discreet 19th-century armorial blind library stamp on front free endpaper and title-page. THE FIRST PRINTED ATLAS OF RUSSIA, AND ONE OF PETER THE GREAT'S MOST SIGNIFICANT ACHIEVEMENTS First edition of Delisle's "Atlas russicus.", or, in German "Russischer Atlas..." In commissioning this great Atlas De L'isle Russia's greatest reforming Tzar, Peter the Great made a significant contribution to the modernization of his vast empire of Imperial Russia. The enlightened Tzar also invited De L'isle to found a school of Astronomy in St. Petersburg, and although Peter the Great died a year before De L'isle arrived in St. Petersburg in 1726, he was successful in achieving both of his Imperial commissions. Together with his partner Ivan Kirilov they founded the school of Astronomy and began the immense task of surveying the Russian Empire. Eventually the two men parted company and Kirilov decided to publish his own incomplete atlas of Russia in 1734, eleven years before Deslis French team finished its more comprehensive work. Delisle's atlas contained virtually every map of Russia issued by the Academy of Sciences and its institutional predecessor, Akademia Nauk, up to and including 1745. On his return to Paris in 1747, Delisle was able to construct his own observatory in the palace of Cluny, the same observatory later made famous by French astronomer Charles Messier. Ralph E. Ehrenberg, "Mapping the World" (Washington D.C., 2006), 135; Phillips 3109. Purchased at Sotheby's December 1994, lot 104. Catalogue description prepared for and on behalf of Arader Galleries by Kate Hunter.. First Edition. Book.

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        Views of the principal Towns and Castles in Scotland

      London., 1745. Size: 405 x 540 mm. Copperplate engraving with later hand colouring. Good condition. A folding plan which has been cleaned. Minor marginal staining and 'chipping'. A delightful series of eleven Scottish views of selected towns, cities and castles. Published for 'Rapins History of England'.

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        Naval Tracts: In Six Books. Containing, 1. A yearly account of the English and Spanish fleets during the war in queen Elizabeth's time... II. Actions of the English under King James I... III. The office of the lord high admiral of England, ... IV. Discoveries and enterprizes of the Spaniards and Portugueses;.... V. Divers projects and stratagems ...VI. Treats of fishing to be set up on the coast of England, Scotland, and Ireland,

      London: Printed for Henry Lintot; and John Osborn, (1745). Early Edition. Hardcover. Fine. Folio. 147-508pp. Extracted from the third edition of Churchill's Voyages, 1745. Preface and letter to his eldest son precedes the Naval Tracts. Bound to style ion quarter calf, spine in seven compartments with raised bands; red leather lettering piece, gilt. A fine copy. And an important work of naval history, containing accounts of the Drake-Norris Portugal expedition (1589); The Earl of Cumberland's privateering expeditions (1586-1598); the capture of Madre de Dios (1592); Drake and Hawkins last voyage (1595-96) and more. There is also early information on fisheries and whaling. See Cox II, 438.

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        Voyages de Pietro Della Valle ... dans la Turquie, l'Egypte, la Palestine, la Perse, les Indes Orientales, complete set in 8 volumes

      Paris: Chez Nyon. 1745. Nouvelle Edition. Hardcover. Very Good. Complete set in 8 volumes. 1745, early French edition of this work which originally appeared in Rome in 1650-3. Two engraved portraits and 6 plates, 5 of which are plans. Hardcover, 12mo., full calf, ornate gilt spines with 2 leather labels. Former owner has pasted odd floral paper to some of the covers, probably SE Asian. Owner's bookplate on front pastedown of each volume. Clean and unmarked contents. Minor rubbing to leather. This great traveler embarked on a voyage that took him to the Holy Land in 1614 and he returned to Italy in 1626, having visited Egypt, Persia, India, parts of Asia Minor, and on his return leg, Cyprus, Malta and Sicily. Written in a series of epistles to his physician friend in Rome. 8 volumes, complete. Digital images available upon request.

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      London: Thomas Osborne, 1745. First Edition. Hardcover. Some toning to the paper and an occasional small stain. Near Fine and quite scarce. Two folio (9-1/4" x 15") volumes in contemporary calf, rebacked with original spine preserved; [4], xii, [xxx], lviii, 261, [1], (409)-630, 699-873; [2], (1)-94, xcviii-c, 95-245, 236-279, [2], 278-402; 393-480, [1], 466-663, [733]-931 pages. Illustrated with 37 engraved maps (10 double-page or folding) and 16 engraved plates (3 double-page or folding). The expeditions related include excursions into the far reaches of the world, as well as more leisurely tours of Europe. The contributions are Henry Blount's Voyage into the Levant; The Voyages Made into Turky, by Nicholas Nicholay, Daulphinois; The Preacher's Travels across Asia to the East Indies; The Travels of Four Englishmen and a Preacher into Africa, Asia, Troy, etc.; A Voyage to Mount Libanus: Wherein Is an Account of the Customs and Manners, &c. of the Turks; by the Reverend Jerom Dandini; VOL. II: Michael Baudier's History of the Court of the King of China; An Account of the Empire of China by John Frampton; Siam in the East-Indies; Mr. F. Bernier's Voyage to Surat; A True and Almost Incredible Report of an Englishman by Captain Robert Coverte; William Bruton's A Rare and Most Strange Relation from Bengalla; five separate accounts relating to proceedings against the English at the island of Amboyna in the East-Indies; Richard Hakluyt's Discoveries of the World in 1555; The Description of a Voyage by the Dutch into the East-Indies; The World Encompassed by Sir Francis Drake; A Relation of Seven Years Slavery under the Turks of Algier; John Dunton's A True Journal of the Sallee Fleet; An Account of the Captivity of Thomas Phelps; an Account of Barbarous Murders of Negores and Moors; A Report of the Kingdom of Congo; Froger's Relation of a Voyage on the Coasts of Africa; Voyages to the Canary Islands; Boothby's Discovery of Madagascar; A Short Discovery of the Coast and Continent of America by William Castle; King Charles's Commission for the governing of Newfoundland; A True Account of a late Miraculous Preservation of Nine Men in a small Boat enclosed within Islands of Ice; Nova Francia; and A Description of Surinam by George Warren. The maps include the World (with California depicted as an island); North America (California again an island), the East and West Indies; Asia, Europe, Africa, the Mediterranean, and many other regions and areas of the world. The engravings are mostly of European scenes, though there is a fine, large folding plate of the city of Babylon. Despite the uneven pagination, the book has been carefully collated and matches perfectly to the index. Provenance: Sir Henry St. John-Mildmay (1787-1848), Dogmersfield Library (bookplate). Important compilation of voyages and travels from the 16th to 18th centuries, many not previously published in England, compiled from Lord Oxford's library by Thomas Osborne and considered to be a supplement to Churchill's collection of voyages published in 1704. With the noteworthy complement of 37 maps, 30 of which are by Herman Moll and 12 of which relate to the Americas. Hill 295; Sabin 57765. It is also known as the Harleian Collection of voyages.

      [Bookseller: Charles Agvent]
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        Les amours pastorals de Daphnis et Chloé

      [n.p.,Paris:] 1745 Full crimson morocco, gilt-ruled covers, gilt spine, tooled in compartments with floral decorations. Gilt green morocco doublures, green silk free endleaves, marbled paper leaves at front ang back. All edges gilt. . Small octavo. Title-page in black and red. Engraved title (dated 1717), twenty-five engraved plates (eleven folding), and eight head-pieces, tailpieces and vignettes. The plates were engraved by Benoit Audran after designs by Philippe d;'Orleans. A beautiful, though unsigned, binding, in fine condition, in morocco-tipped slipcase. The Philippe d'Orléans (1674-1723) plates originally appeared in 1718. Another edition appeared in 1731, in which the plates may or may not have been reengraved. Ray in his Art of the French Illustrated Book discusses the 1745 edition, which appeared in two formats, a small quarto and an octavo format. Ray says the plates were reengraved for the small quarto format, in order to provide an improved setting for the Regent's plates. He does not say whether the plates were reengraved for the octavo edition. Also, Ray describes twenty-eight plates (thirteen folding), rather than the twenty-five here, but only five vignettes, where our copy has eight. The 1718, 1731 and 1745 editions are all uncommon.

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        El Orinoco Ilustrado y Defendido. Historia Natural, Civil, y Geographica de este gran Río. Segunda impresión, revista y aumentada por su mismo Autor. Tomo Segundo

      Madrid, por Manuel Fernandez, 1745. 4to.; 4 hs., 412 pp., 8 hs. y una lámina. Encuadernación de época en pergamino, ligeramente fatigada..

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        The Itinerary of John Leland the Antiquary. In Nine Volumes. The Second Edition: Collated and Improved from the Original MS. With the Addition Also of a General Index

      Oxford: Printed at the Theatre; for James Fletcher and Joseph Potte 1745-4 The greatly revised second edition of the works of John Leland first published in 1710. Original marbled boards with vellum backstrips. . Nine volumes, octavo in fours. . With a large, folding copper-engraved plate in Volume VIII. Engrqaved vignette of the Sheldonian Theatre on title-page of Volume I. Spines a bit rubbed, with hand-lettering mostly worn off, a few hinges with minor spilits. Minor wear to covers. A remarkably fine, uncut set. Leland (1506?-1552) has been called "the father of English local history." He established the county as the basic unit for studying the local history of England. He was educated at Christ's College, Cambridge, All Souls College, Oxford, and in Paris, and at different times had the patronage of Thomas Wolsey and Thomas Cromwell. He was appointed prebendary of Wilton Abbey in 1535 and received two adjacent benefices. In 1533 he was apparently entrusted by the kind with a document which authorized him to examine the libraries of all the religious houses in England, and he made numerous lists of significant books in these libraries, for the most part before they were dissolved. He subsequently made many journeys, including five major itineraries to various regions of Britain, and on these he kept notebooks, writing down information he gleaned from personal observation, from books, charters, and oral sources. Though Leland's Itineraries remained unpublished until the eighteenth century, they provided important source material for Camden's Britannia (1586) and many other works. His other works included Latin poetry, a treatise on King Arthur, the "New Year's Gift" (a letter addressed to Henry VIII), a biographical dictionary of famous British authors, and others.

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        Sophocles Tragoediæ Quæ Extant Septem

      Glasgow: Foulis Press, 1745. Small quarto. vi, (426)pp. Greek-only variant edition. Foulis printed this at the same time as his two volume Latin and Greek edition, which Dibdin notes "is deemed... inaccurate." The present edition, however, is "a very correct edition" of Sophocles's seven tragedies, in addition to being attractively set. Bound in contemporary dark olive morocco, with spine stamped in gilt in five compartments. Boards have become browned, especially along the spine, small bump to lower front corner, and light wear to tips and along outer front hinge. A.e.g. With the engraved bookplate of collector Herbert S. Squance, and the heraldic bookplate of M. Delisle. From the collection of renowned bibliophile Charles C. Kalbfleisch, with his morocco booklabel on front paste-down.

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        Hai tou Sophokleous Tragodiai sozomenai hepta. Sophoclis Tragoediae quae extant septem, additae sunt lectiones variantes, et notae viri doctissimi T. Johnson in quatuor tragoedias

      Glasguae (Glascow): Excudebat R. Foulis, 1745. relié. In 4 (16,5x20,5cm). Edition rare, des sept tragédies de Sophocle en grec avec des notes en fin d'ouvrages de Thomas Johnson pour Electre, Ajax, Antigone et les Trachiniennes. Les notes de Johnson étaient auparavant parues en 1705. Cette édition a également été publiée en 2 volume in 8, mais dans une moins bonne impression, celle-ci se distinguant par sa qualité qui l'apparente aux impressions de Baskerville. Impression soignée, à grandes marges. Plein Veau d'époque moucheté. Dos lisse orné de 5 fers et d'étoiles. Coiffes et coins restaurés. Triple filet d'encadrement. tranches dorées. - Excudebat R. Foulis, Glasguae (Glascow) _1745, In 4 (16,5x20,5cm), (2) 425pp. (1), Un Vol. relié. - Un Vol. relié

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        Neue Grundsätze der Artillerie enthaltend die Bestimmung der Gewalt des Pulvers nebst einer Untersuchung über den Unterschied des Wiederstands der Luft in schnellen und langsamen Bewegungen aus dem Englischen des Hrn. Benjamin Robin übersetzt und mit nöthigen Erläuterungen und vielen Anmerkungen versehen von Leonard Euler.

      Berlin, A. Haude, 1745. Small 8vo. Cont. hcalf. Gilt back. Gilt title-label in red leather on back. Upper compartment of back with a paper-label pasted on. Light scattered browning to leaves, but a good copy. Title-page with 2 rubberstamps. Engraved title-vignette. (16), 720 pp. and 8 folded engraved plates.. First German edition of Robin's famous work "On Gunnery" describing the compositions of gun-powders, ballistics and pyrotechnics and it is the first edition of Euler's extensive commentaries and additions. It is called "Eulers erläuterte Artillerie.""An inquiry from the King about the best work on artillery moved Euler to translate into German Benjamin Robin's "New Principles on Gunnery". Euler added his own supplements on ballistics, which were five times longer than the original text. These supplements occupy an important place in the history of ballistics..." (DSB). - Poggendorff I:689

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        [1745] Problema geometricum propositum publice ab Anonymo Geometra (+) [1746] Solutio problematis catoptrici in Novis Actis Eruditorum Lipsiensibus pro Mense Novembri A. 1745 propositi. (+) Solutio problematis catoptrici in Novis Actis Eruditorum Lipsiensibus pro Mense Novembri A. 1745 propositi, continuata. (+) Solutio problematis catoptrici in Novis Actis Eruditorum Lipsiensibus pro Mense Novembri A. 1745 propositi, iterum continuata, et finita.

      Leipzig, Grosse & Gleditsch, 1745, 1748. 4to. Two uniform contemp. full vellum bindings. Faint handwritten title on spines. A small stamp to title page and pasted library label to pasted down front free end-paper. In: "Nova Actorum Eruditorum Anno MDCCXLV (+) MDCCXLVIII". (4), 720, (28) pp. + 6 engraved plates; (4), 716, (24) pp. + 6 engraved plates. The entire volume offered. [Euler's paper, 1745:] P. 523 + 1 engraved plate; [1748:] Pp. 27-46 + 1 engraved plate; 61-75 + 1 engraved plate; 169-184 + 2 engraved plates.. First edition of Euler's proposal-paper and solution-paper to an important geometry problem. "Almost certainly Euler's shortest publication, this paper is only 8 lines long in the Nova Acta Eruditorum [1745]. As the title suggests, the entire work is the proposal of a geometry problem. In particular, the problem involves finding all curves that have a certain reflection property that Euler describes. Euler himself solved this problem two years later, in [Nova Acta Eruditorum 1748]." (The Euler Archive, Enestroem, E79, E106)."In 1745, Euler sent a short paper note to Nova Acta Eruditorum forwarding a problem posed anonymously by Christian Goldbach. The note became an eight-line "paper" [E79] titled "A problem of geometry proposed publicly by an anonymous geometer," probably Euler's shortest paper and maybe one of the shortest mathematics papers anyone ever wrote. In E79 [the present paper], Euler and Goldbach, [...] ask what curves like AMBN there might be with the property that there is a point F from which any ray, like FM, reflected twice, returns to the point F." (Sandifer, Charles Edward. How Euler did it, 2007, p. 117). No one came up with a solution to the problem and Euler himself solved the it three years later in three articles in Nova Acta Eruditorum 1748.Many other papers by influential contemporary mathematicians, philosophers and historians are to be found in the present volumes

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        LINNÉ, CARL (von).

      Flora Svecica exhibens plantas per regnum Sveciæ crescentes, systematice cum differentiis specierum, synonymis autorum, nominibus incolarum, solo locorum, usu pharmacopæorum. Sthlm, L. Salvius, 1745. 8:o. (4),XII,(4),419,(1) s. & 1 utvikbar grav. plansch. Ganska nött samtida hfrbd med upphöjda bind och blåsprängda snitt. Ryggen blekt och flammig. En smärre skada upptill på ryggskinnet. Inlagan genomgående lager- och småfläckig, i vissa fall förorsakat av torkade blommor som använts som bokmärken. En del mindre fuktfläckar i övre marginalen i början och mot slutet. Planschen med en reva och en del småfläckar, de flesta dock utanför plåtkanten. Med Eric Lagerholms överstrukna namnteckning daterad den 21 mars 1771 och anteckningen "donerad af stud. hr. P. Settergren Sätuna d. 28 mars 1812" undertecknad S. Holmblad.. Soulsby A catalogue of the works of Linnaeus 407. Krok Bibliotheca botanica suecana 17. Andra upplagan utkom 1755. Arbetet utgavs under vad Sten Lindroth kallar "Linnés patriotiska decennium" då även "Fauna Svecica" publicerades och de tre statligt finansierade resorna genomfördes. Planschen avbildar linnean

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        Leben Carl des Zwölften Königs in Schweden mit Münzen und Kupfern. 1.-3. (3 Bde.).

      Hamburg, Johan Georg Traufold, 1745-51(52). Folio. Bound in 3 cont. full calf. Top of spines on 2 vols. repaired. Gilt backs, raised bands. Some scratches to covers. Backs a little rubbed. 3 engraved titlepages (the first with a small reapir at foot). Profusely illustrated with textengravings, large vignettes, coins and medals (more than 200). 5 engraved portraits (all) and 22 (of 24) plates of which 12 are double-page (battlescenes and maps). The last 20 leaves of vol. 3 a little dampstained in right margin. Printed on good paper and in general fine and clean internally. Part of front-and endpapers renewed.. First German edition, translated by J.H. Heubel. This German translation is much expanded compared to the Swedish original from 1740. Warmholtz 5954. Holtzmann u. Bohatta III:423

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        A True and Impartial Journal of a Voyage to the South-seas and round the Globe, In His Majestys ship the Centurion, under the Command of Commodore George Anson.

      S.Birt, Ave-Mary-Lane, London, 1745. First edition. In English. 16+347+39. Contemporary half-leather binding. Raised bands. Inscripion. Patterned edges. Occasionally lightly browned. Cover slightly rubbed on the edges. Otherwise in very good condition. A number of interesting Appendices are added in the end. For example concerning treasures taken during the journey, the dimensions of the ships, the motions of a comet seen in Mexico and tables of longitudes and latitudes

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        The metallic History of the last three Reigns, or a Series of Medals, representing all the remarkable Events from the Revolution to the Death of King George I.

      London, J & P Knapton, 1745-46. IV preface + 40 pp. (King William III and Queen Mary.) 22 pp. (Queen Anne and King George I). 22 plates (King William III and Queen Mary.) IX plates (Queen Anne) I plate (Queen Anne and King Georg I.) Bound Folio.. Both Boads loose. Backstrip partly lacking. The pages little worn round the edges but inside clean. (Porto kr. 40,- på brevforsendelser i Danmark)

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        Germana quædam Antiquitatis eruditæ Monumenta quibus Romanorum veterum Ritus varii Tam Sacri quam Profani, Tum Græcorum atque Egyptiorum nonnulli illustrantur, Romæ olim maxima ex parte collecta, Ac Dissertationibus jam singulis instructa, A Conyers Middelton

      London, Manby & Cox, 1745. 4to. XII + (8) + 266 s. Kobberstukket vignett på tittelbl. 23 kobberstukne plansjer, hvorav 1 foldet. Samt. helskinnbd. med 6 opph. bind. Hjørner støtt, ellers et fint eks. på tykt papir

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        South Prospect of Worksop Mannor, in the County of Nottingham

      London: Engraved by Saml. & Natl. Buck and Published according to Act of Parliament, No. 1 Garden Court, Middle Temple, 1745. Engraving. Very good condition apart from some overall light soiling, mild rippling and creasing, and a bit of minor mat burn. 15 x 23 1/2 inches. 16 1/2 x 25 3/4 inches. A spectacular panoramic view of Worksop Manor, the sprawling family seat of the Duke of Norfolk. Between 1720 and 1752, Samuel Buck and his younger brother Nathaniel toured England and Wales to record the castles and abbeys that scattered the countryside. Their detailed views provide an invaluable record of England's architectural antiquities, offering, in some cases, the only trace of ruined or lost buildings. Nathaniel and Samuel executed over 400 views in addition to 100 general views of English and Welsh cities. These detailed panoramas remain some of their most sought-after works, providing a fascinating view of England's most prominent cities. The Worksop Manor pictured here, a superb example of Elizabethan architecture, burnt down in 1761, not very long after the Buck's made this engraving.

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        Den wise indianens Pilpay sagor, eller höge och nedrige personers förhållande, efter fransöska öfwersätningen, som år 1698 utkommit, förswenskade med en undersökning om bokens uphof och wärde, samt några mörka rums förklaring.

      Sthlm, Historiographi regni tryckerij, 1745. 8:o. 32,1-201,292-346 s. + Fortsättning af den wisa indianen Pilpays sedo-sagor, eller konungaspegel, ifrån turkiskan och persiskan förswenskad af Peter Rubens. Sthlm, L. L. Grefing, 1762. 8:o. (10),182 s. Samtida nött men trevligt hfrbd med upphöjda bind och infärgat svart titelfält. Någon enstaka småfläck och med en del äldre understrykningar i bläck. Med Emanuel af Geijerstams och Lundsbergs skolas exlibris. Från Alkvetterns bibliotek.. Det första arbetet är enligt det intressanta företalet översatt av Anders Wilde, men Bygdén pekar istället ut Hans Christian Risberg. Det är en översättning av Antoine Gallands franska utgåva av verket som utkommit i Paris. Det andra arbetet är den första svenska översättningen i bokform direkt från turkiska. Peter Rubens eller Rubenius (1720-63) var bl.a. adjunkt i österländska språk i Lund och kunglig translator från turkiska. Som sådan fungerade han vid flera tillfällen som tolk vid offentliga besök från Orienten. Det svenska sändebudet i Konstantinopel Edvard Carleson hade hemfört flera turkiska tryck och manuskript, bland dessa även ett handskrivet exemplar av "Hümayun-name" som översattes av Rubens. "Hümayun-name" är namnet på en turkisk bearbetning av en fabelsamling som kanske är mest känd under sitt arabiska namn "Kalila wa-Dimna". Berättelserna stammar ursprungligen från Indien och skrevs ca 300 f. Kr. men nådde sin stora spridning i den arabiska översättning som utfördes på 700-talet av Abdallah ibn al-Muqaffa. Verket har karaktäriserats som en furstespegel i fabelform, men Jan Hjärpe har invänt att om den är "en furstespegel, så är vi alla kungar." Den svenska översättningen utgavs med statligt stöd beviljat på riksdagen 1755 och med Edvard Carleson som pådrivande kraft. Till honom är den tryckta dedikationen i denna del ställd. Emanuel af Geijerstam (1730-88) fick redan 1753 överta ledningen över det familjeägda Uddeholms bruk och utvecklade verksamheten på många sätt. För egen del köpte han Alkvetterns säteri 1768 i samband med att han drog sig tillbaka från chefsposten på Uddeholm. På sin herrgård byggde han upp ett allsidigt och ansenligt bibliotek. Han adlades 1773 efter att på Loka brunn i sina hus ha upplåtit plats åt och deltagit i planeringen av Gustav III:s statskupp 1772. Biblioteket skänktes av Geijerstams ättlingar till Lundsbergs skola, som senare sålt det

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        Glömska af alla Substantiva och i synnerhet namn.

      [Stockholm], 1745. 8vo. Extracted from "Kgl. Svenska Vetenskapsakademiens handlingar", 1745, 6. In recent stiff paper wrappers. Uncut, nice and clean. Pp. 116-17. [Pp. 115-18 present].. Seminal first printing of the first actual description of (speech order) aphasia.Linné here describes the case of a patient of his, who suffered from gout, which in the fall of 1742 went to his brain instead of his feet. For the first time, we here find an actual description of speech order aphasia, as Linné states "... he seemed to be raving... he was sort of speaking his own language, having his own names for all words... He had forgotten all the nouns, so that he did not remember one single one; not even the name of his children, his wife or himself, let alone anybody else. And what was even more strange, if you mentioned something he wanted to say, he said yes; but if you asked him to repeat it he replied "can nothing", when he saw someone's name, he knew who it was, and when he wanted to mention one of his colleagues, he pointed to the Catalogum Lectionum, where the name was mentioned." Linné's conclusion is: "Thus, he had lost two things; first the memory of all nouns, and second, the ability to name the nouns." [Own translation from Swedish]. This condition lasted till about Christmas, and the following year, the patient died.The present work is highly interesting in more than one respect. Fist it is of great importance as being the first actual description of speech aphasia, and the first description of aphasia to be given accurately by a physician (vague descriptions of something that might be similar had occurred in blurred forms in the 16th century, and it may therefore be considered not quite accurate, when Garrison and Morton state of the present treatise "Aphasia first described"). The year before Linné's treatise, the great Enlightenment philosopher Biambattista Vico had reported the first known case of a verb production aphasia, and when Linné the following year describes the first reported case of impaired noun production, we actually here, within one year, establish an identification and documentation of both verbal- and noun- dissociation of lexical category retrieval, and thus the actual foundation of aphasia-research."Anomia, especially word-finding difficulty affecting nouns and other substantive words, was well documented before epochal observations of Paul Broca ushered in the modern era of aphasiology. A man who lost the "memory of all substantives" as well as the "power to name the substantives" was reported in 1745 by Linnaeus, the Swedish botany taxonomist." (Kirshner, "Handbook of Neurological Speech and Language Disorders, p. 166)."SPEECH DISORDER Aphasia was described by Carl Linnaeus (1707-1778) in 1745 and the site of the lesion in the brain causing it was suggested by Jean Baptiste Boulland in 1825." (Sebastian, "A Dictionary of the History of Medicine").Apart from those two aspects of the present article, it also raises highly important questions within the fields of psychology, philosophy, linguistics, and logic. Aphasia raises essential questions about the relation between brain and language, a theme which has occupied almost all modern analytical philosophers and logicians (e.g. Wittgenstein etc.), and it thus plays an important role in the area of research of these disciplines.Garrison and Morton: 4616; Hulth: p. 44

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