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        Leben Carl des Zwölften Königs in Schweden mit Münzen und Küpfern. Zweiter Theil

      Hamburg., Rudolf Beneke / Johann Trausold., 1746. 40 x 27 cms. VOLUME II; titleleaf, engraved titleleaf, portraits of Norberg + portrait of Carl, fullpage, XVI, 767, (1) pages, numerous engravings in the text and tailpieces, + 11 plates, some folding, outside the text. Folding map missing small, part, 2 cms, of upper corner. Painted contemp. endpapers. Full contemp. , six raised bands. Blindtooled decorations. Wear at top of spine and corners. Covers with minor wear. Volume II ONLY ( of I-II- III ) . KEYWORDS: Sweden.

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        An authentic narrative of the success of tar-water, in curing a great number and variety of distempers, with remarks. And occasional papers relative to the subject. To which are subjoyned two letters from the author of Siris

      Dublin: Pr. by Marg. Rhames for R. Gunne, 1746. 8vo (20.8 cm, 8.25"). 4, 248, [2 (blank)] pp. Uncommon first edition: An impressive collection of testimonial letters describing the curative powers of tar-water in cases of asthma, influenza, scurvy and scorbutic disorders, gout, rheumatism, consumptive coughs, and even smallpox — offering a mass of anecdotal information on general ailments, standard treatments of the time (what the patients took or did before they discovered tar-water), and what was considered an intolerable condition as opposed to simply inconvenient. This volume was compiled by one of the founding members of the Royal Dublin Society and inspired by Bishop Berkeley's 1744 publication Siris, Philosophical Reflexions and Inquiries Concerning the Virtues of Tar-water (which praise of tar-water as a universal panacea enraged doctors throughout Great Britain, resulting in a flurry of published debate); it makes several references to Siris, and concludes with two letters from Berkeley, featuring his instructions on how to make the best tar-water and use it most effectively. The printer was Margaret Rhames, scion of a prominent Dublin printing family. WorldCat and ESTC locate only four U.S. institutional holdings of this edition, which preceded the London first. ESTC N5208; Wellcome, IV, 440. Period-style half calf and antique marbled paper–covered sides, corners tipped in vellum, spine with gilt-stamped leather labels. Title-page with ownership initials ("WS") inked in upper outer corner; pages age-toned, with mild to moderate foxing. A solid, pleasingly bound copy of an uncommon and interesting piece of medical history.

      [Bookseller: SessaBks, A Division of the Philadelphia]
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        De Astronomica Specula Domestica et Organico Apparatu Astonomico libri duo

      Leopold Johann Kaliwoda 1746 cm. 26x36, pp. 210+2 errata corrige, 61 incisioni n.t., mz. pelle titoli in oro al dorso. Reginae dicati Joanne Jacobo Marinonio patricio utinensi, Caesareo antehac, nunc Regio Mathematico & Consiliario. Illustrato da 43 tavv. f.t. ripiegate, 17 figure n.t.(di cui 8 a piena pagina), una piantina di Vienna al tit. sorretta da 2 puttini. Privo di anteporta. Titolo in rosso e nero e dedica a Maria Teresa d'Austria. Mezza pelle, titoli in oro al dorso. Segni d'uso, ottimo e raro esemplare. Prima edizione dell'opera del Marinoni (1676-1755), matematico e astronomo alla Corte Imperiale d'Austria. First edition of this luxuriously printed and illustrated work, which describes and illustrated the astronomical instruments in the private observatory of G.J. Marinoni, mathematician and astronomer to the Imperial Court of Austria and geodetic surveyor. Like the private observatories of Tycho Brahe and Hevelius in the two preceding centuries, Marinoni's observatory was one of the most beautiful and best equipped in Europe in his time. He built his own instruments and those illustrated here include quadrants, telescopes, micrometers, an improved Graham pendulum, and a camera obscura. Marinoni left all the instruments to the Empress Maria Theresa, to whom he dedicated this work.

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        Memoires secrets pour servir a l'histoire de Perse

      Amsterdam : aux depens de la Compagnie, 1746. New edition, revised and corrected. Nouvelle edition revue, corrigee et augmentee. Notes; variously attributed to A. Pecquet and to Madame de Vieux-Maisons. A political satire on France. With a half-title and index. Subject: Pythagoras. France - Court and courtiers. La Table et la Clef sont comprises dans la pagination. Ex. avec la clef. Description: IV-307 p., fig. au titre, bandeaux gr. ; In-12. Publisher's device to the title. Historiated initials; head and tail pieces. Very good copy in the original full, aniline calf. Professionally and period-sympathetically re-cased with the title blocked direct in gilt. Raised bands with gilt cross-bands. An exceptional copy - scans and additional bibliographic detail on request.

      [Bookseller: MW Books Ltd.]
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        Morborum acutorum, et chronicorum quorundam, observationes medicinales experimentales, ... Authore Mauritio Ô Connell, M.D

      Dublin: S Powell, 1746. Leather binding.. Good condition.. Cover worn and soiled, chipping to ends of spine, tips worn through to boards. Spine label reads "M. Connell, Opera Medica". Previous owner's name stamped on front cover, written on front free endpaper. Bookplate on front pastedown. Front hinge split and repaired with tape. Text clean and unmarked, scattered foxing throughout. Text in Latin.

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        Índice de la Philosofia Moral, Christiano-Política, dirigido a los Nobles de Nacimiento y Espíritu

      Gerona, por Jayme Brò, Impressor y Librero, 1746. 4to.; 15 hs., 397 pp., 1 h. Ejemplar con numerosas anotaciones manuscritas marginales de la época. Primera edición. Encuadernación en pergamino, de la época.

      [Bookseller: Hesperia Libros]
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        Amerique Septentrionale

      - Paris: 1746. Copper engraved map, on four unjoined sheets, period hand- colouring in outline. Approximately 41 x 36 inches, if joined. One of the best French Maps of North America prior to the French & Indian War. "To illustrate the cartography of the second half of the eighteenth century, a d'Anville map is essential. He dominated not only French but all contemporary geographers. He was one of the foremost to leave blank spaces in his maps where knowledge was insufficient" (Tooley). Jean Baptiste Bouguignon d'Anville was appointed Royal Geographer to Louis XV at the age of twenty. A meticulous scholar of cartographic sources, he drew on more than fifty years of French exploration of the region to draft this map. Cavalier de La Salle was the first explorer to travel down the Mississippi to the Gulf in 1682, claiming the region for France. The Sieur d'Iberville founded New Orleans in 1717, and by the time this map was drafted, the French had heavily explored the region. As shown here, they had at various times established a series of forts at Natchez, Mobile, Biloxi, and various missions in the upper Mississippi valley. The Spanish settlement of Pensacola as well as numerous native villages are also depicted. As evinced here, the French had not only surveyed the Gulf coast but also the interior, as the courses of many rivers, such as the Red, Ouachita, Pearl, Pascagoula, and Alabama, Arkansas, Illinois, and Missouri Rivers are clearly delineated. Also of note on this map is an excellent depiction of the Great Lakes (considered cartographically superior to the mapping by Mitchell) and the Ohio River Valley, as well as the inclusion of the newly formed colony of Georgia. "Jean-Baptiste Bourguignon d'Anville engraved his first map at age fifteen. He carried on the French school of cartography developed by the Sanson and the Delisle families and enjoyed a reputation as the finest mapmaker of his time. Although he apparently never left the city of Paris, he had access to the reports and maps of French explorers, traders, and missionaries. D'Anvilles American maps draw on material gathered from several French expeditions made during the first half of the eighteenth century. At this time, the French were intent on preempting Spanish expansion into the Mississippi River valley and finding trade routes to the western Indians and Santa Fe. DAnvilles maps significantly improved the geographic knowledge of the Mississippi and Missouri river regions" (Lewis & Clark: the Maps of Exploration, University of Virginia Library, online exhibition). This map would have a lasting impact with Thomas Jeffery's using it as the basis for his own map of North America in 1755. Furthermore, d'Anville's 1746 map was among the maps consulted by Nicholas King for his seminal manuscript map of the western parts of North America done for use on the Lewis & Clark expedition. Phillips, A List of Maps of America, p. 571; Tooley, pp. 316-371; Lowery 381; The Literature of the Lewis & Clark Expedition, p. 40; Karpinski, Bibliography of the Printed Maps of Michigan p. 138.

      [Bookseller: Donald A. Heald Rare Books (ABAA)]
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        The history of Lewis XI : King of France. In which is comprehended a general view of the affairs of Europe during the XVth century;... Wherein also are contained many curious particulars relating to our own history - [Complete in 2 volumes]

      London : printed for C. Davis; and P. Vaillant, 1746. 1st Edition. Referenced by: ESTC t117617. Notes Translation of: Histoire de Louis XI. Subject Louis XI, King of France, 1423-1483. France - History - Louis XI, 1461-1483. Full contemporary analine calf, recased in a period-sympathetic fashion; board extremities slomewhat rubbed. Raised bands with the title blocked direct in gilt. An uncommonly good example - scans and additional bibliographic detail on request.

      [Bookseller: MW Books Ltd.]
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        The Elements of Surgery

      London: for J. and P Knapton,, 1746. In which are contained All the essential and necessary Principles of the Art; with an Account of the Nature and Treatment of Chirurgical Disorders, and a Description of the Operations, Bandages, Instruments, and Dressings, according to the modern and most approved Practice. Adapted to the Use of the Camp and Navy, as well as of the Domestic Surgeon. Illustrated with Twenty-Five Copper-Plates. Octavo. Contemporary speckled calf, red morocco label, five raised bands gilt, red speckled edges. 25 folding copperplate engravings. Boards rubbed, scuffed, and chipped, head of spine chipped, joints cracked, significant worming to front pastedown to page 22, small wormholes throughout but otherwise contents clean. A very good copy. First edition of this rare surgical guide, with advice adapted to the use of the military and navy. "In which are contained all the essential and necessary principles of the art; with an account of the nature and treatment of chirurgical disorders, and a description of the operations, bandages, instruments, and dressings, according to the modern and most approved practice. Adapted to the use of the camp and navy, as well as of the domestic surgeon." The engaging copperplate illustrations include images of surgical tools, including trepanning instruments, patterns for different types of bandages, splits and slings, a cataract operation, how to enlarge the veins of the arm, steps in a mastectomy, and two plates on amputation. Though Mihles's guide was reprinted several times, with the second edition appearing in 1764, the first edition is scarce. Only three copies appear in auction records since 1967 and OCLC locates 26 institutional copies.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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        Einleitung zur Land-Wirthschaft und Policey der Teutschen, zum Unterricht in Oeconomie- Policey- und Cammer-Wesen eingerichtet, Nunmehro aber von neuen übersehen an vielen Orten verbessert, vermehret und brauchbarer auf Verlangen gemachet ... Mit noch mehr Historischen Nachrichten von denen geschäften und Schriften, auch mit einer neuen Vorrede versehen von Georg Heinrich Zincken

      Jena/Lpz., Crökers seel. Wittib 1746.. 8°. 6 Bll., 52, 542 S. 24 Bll. (Bibliographie u. Register). Ldr. d. Zt. Mit goldgepr. Rückensch. Tit. in Rot-Schwarz. Wurmloch am Hinterdeckel. Kress 08212.2; VD18 10197133 - Erste Ausgabe. Enthält neben Anweisungen zum Acker- und Gartenbau, Forstwesen, Bergwercken, Pferden, Schafen, Schweinen, Bienen, Seidenwürmern auch rechtliche Hinweise auf 'Hand- u. Spandienste', 'Leibeigne und Dientsleute' etc.

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Burgverlag]
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        Essai sur l’electricité des corps.

      Paris, Freres Guerin, 1746. - 8vo. XX, (4), 227, (1) pp. With engr. frontispiece (N. Le Sueur inv. / R. Brunet fec.) and 4 folding engr. plates. Contemp. marbled calf with giltstamped label to gilt spine. Blindstamped cover fillets; leading edges gilt. Edges in red. Rare first edition. - Nollet, the discoverer of diffusion, taught physics at Turin and Paris and instructed the royal children. "Nollet’s repertoire always included electricity [. and he] became the chief of European electricians [.] France had no electrician of stature again before Coulomb" (DSB). - The plates show experiments and the operation of generators. Attractive, almost spotless copy from the library of the American scientist and collector Albert Edgar Lownes (1899-1978; up to 1917: A. E. Löwenstein) with his exlibris on the front pastedown. DSB X, 146-147. Ekelöf 246. Roller-G. II, 248. Wheeler Gift 329. Cf. Poggendorf II, 295 ("1747"). Cf. Ronalds 370 (2nd ed. 1750). [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Dell' elettricismo: o sia delle forze elettriche de' corpi, svelate dalla fisica sperimentale, con un' ampia dichiarazione della luce ellettrica, sua nature, e maravigliose proprietà; aggiuntevi due dissertazioni attinenti all' uso medico di tali forze.

      Presso Gio. Battista Recurti,, Venice 1746 - First edition of one of the earliest works in Italian on electricity and one of the earliest Italian books on any branch of physics to be written from a Newtonian perspective. Sguario is generally considered the first writer on electricity in Italy: a country which also produced electrical pioneers Aldini, Galvani and Volta. 8vo (194 × 130 mm), pp. xvi, 391, [1], pagination including engraved frontispiece on verso of first leaf (to face the title), 3 engraved headpieces depicting electrical apparatus. Uncut in contemporary carta rustica, patterned paper spine. Some old dampstaining to upper margins throughout, resulting in some rusting and occasional fragility, with short tears sometimes running into headlines, one gathering slightly loose. A good copy. [Wheeler Gift 336; Waller 11434; Blake 429.] [Attributes: First Edition]

      [Bookseller: Justin Croft Antiquarian Books Ltd ABA]
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        Nummi Anglici et Scotici cum aliquot.Numismatibus recentioribus collegit Thomas Pembrochiae et Montis Gomerici comes

      London, 1746. 41 plates on laid paper in unusually good condition. Contemporary calf binding. Front hinge separated. Some staining and minor worming to endpapers, not affecting the pages with the plates in the body of the book (which are of a heavier stock). All edges green. Rare..

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        Lettres édifiantes et curieuses sur la visite apostolique de M. de la Baume Evêque d'Halicarnasse à la Cochinchine en l'année 1740, où l'on voit les voyages et les travaux de ce zélé prélat, la conduite des missionnaires jésuites et de quelques autres,

      Venise (Neuchâtel): Barzotti, 1746. Livre. Satisfaisant. Cartonnage D'attente. Ed. originale. In-4. [suite du titre :] "avec de nouvelles observations etc. Pour servir de continuation aux Mémoires historiques du R.P. Norbert capucin." Venise [Neuchâtel], les frères Barzotti, 1746. 26 x 20 cm (R), in-4, VIII + 379 pp., cartonnage en plein papier de l'époque, pièce de titre, non rogné. Edition originale. Le livre, dont le titre même est une parodie des lettres des missionnaires jésuites, très hostile à l'action de ceux-ci en Indochine, fut interdit par l'évêque de Lausanne et brûlé en place publique à Fribourg, ce qui explique sa rareté. Cartonnage très usagé, quelques rares rousseurs pâles éparses, papier parfois un peu bruni, mouillure angulaire sans atteinte au texte au dernier tiers du livre, mouillure plus importante, touchant le texte, aux dix derniers feuillets..

      [Bookseller: Des livres autour (Julien Mannoni)]
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        [o sia] La Liberazione di Vienna Assediata dalle Armi Ottomane Poemetto Giocoso e La Banzuola

      Bologna?, 1746. Very rare illustrated edition (second; first c. 1685) of this poem on the siege of Vienna, along with Dialogues between Men and Women on daily life (La Banzuola). The two compositions form the most extensive and most philologically genuine literary compositions in Bolognese dialect.

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        Nachrichten von Island, Grönland und der Straße Davis, zum wahren Nutzen der Wissenschaften und der Handlung

      Hamburg, Grund 1746. 21 cm. (30), 328, (8, letzte weiß) Seiten mit gestochenem Frontispiz von C. Fritzsch nach E. G. Sommer, 4 (1 gefaltet) Kupfertafeln und 1 gefalteten Kupferstichkarte. Festeinband, Halbledereinband der Zeit - Sabin 1405 - Tiele 39 - Nederl. Scheepv. M. 301 - Griep / Luber 31 - Mit einem Lebensbild des Verfassers. Anderson, ehemaliger Hamburger Bürgermeister, berichtet über Klima, Fauna und Flora von Island und Grönland sowie über die verschiedenen Walarten, Walfang usw. Der Anhang enthält ein Wörterverzeichnis und eine Grammatik der Eskimosprache. Rücken restauriert, etwas berieben, erste und letzte Blatt am Rand fleckig, S. 205/206 unten Verlust einzelner Worte, 5 Blatt restauriert, die Karte und die Kupfertafeln in Faksimile. -

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        L'Amerique suivant le R. P. Charlevoix J.te, Mr. De La Condamine, et plusiers autres nouv.le observations

      Paris: 1746. Copper-engraved map, period hand-colouring in outline. Table at the bottom left. 21 3/4 x 30 3/4 inches. Mid-18th century French map of North and South America showing the latest Russian and English discoveries in the Arctic: one of the earliest depictions of the discoveries of Bering's second expedition. This decorative map by Le Rouge shows North and South America, with the discoveries of Charlevoix and Condamine added in Canada and the Amazon, respectively. Interestingly, it also shows Aleksei Chirikov's discoveries on the northwest coast during Bering's second expedition, as well as Middleton's Repulse Bay in the Arctic. Concerning the former, Wroth writes: "In 1746 the royal geographer, George Louis Le Rouge, brought out a map entitled L'Amerique, in the northwest corner of which is shown a portion of the 1741 routes of Chirikov and De L'Isle de la Croyere to and from the American coast, the earliest cartographical record, it seems from present knowledge, of the American discoveries of the second Bering expedition. This map antedates by six years the publication of the De L'Isle -Buache map ... There is ground for belief that during his stay in Russia of twenty-one years J.N. Delisle sent to France through the French embassy copies of maps which passed through his hands as an employee and associate of the Academy of Science. Doubtless intended for the information of the French government, these would have become available to Le Rouge as royal geographer" (Wroth, Early Cartographer of the Pacific, p. 222). Since Wroth's essay, copies of the Le Rouge map have been found without the discoveries of Bering's second expedition, suggesting two issues of the map, with the second issue possibly issued at a date later than 1746 but retaining the original date in the cartouche. Wroth, Cartography of the Pacific, 92

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        Storia dell'origine, e fondazione del Sagro Ordine de' Servi di Maria Vergine. Colla vita de' Beati Buonfigliuolo Monaldi, Buonagiunta Manetti, Manetto dell'Antella, Amadio Amidei, Uguccione Uguccioni, Sostegno Sostegni, ed Alessio Falconieri tutti sette fondatori del' medesimo ordine

      Rom, Komarek 1746. 24 cm. 20, 176 Seiten mit Titelvignette. Pergamentband der Zeit mit Rückenschild - Geschichte der Anfänge des Ordens der Serviten, "Ordo Servorum Mariae" (OSM). Deckel innen Wurmspur - Sprache / Language: Italienisch / Italian -

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        VITA DI MICHELAGNOLO (MICHELANGELO) BUONARROTI pittore scultore architetto e gentiluomo fiorentino. Pubblicata mentre viveva dal suo scolare Ascanio Condivi

      Florence, Gaetano Albizzini, 1746.. SECOND EDITION, 1746, (first edition 1553) corrected, and enlarged with various annotations and commentaries, Italian text. Folio, 320 x 205 mm, 12¾ x 8 inches, engraved portrait frontispiece of the artist dated 1546, engraved vignette on title page, large engraved pictorial head and tailpieces and initials, 3 engraved plates, 1 folding, and 1 almost full page engraving in the text, pages (2), xxx, 160, bound in full antique calf, rebacked to style with raised bands and gilt lettered morocco label. Covers and corners just slightly worn, 3 pinholes and 1 tiny rubbed spot to spine, 3 small bookplates to front pastedown, 1 belonging to the politician the Right Hon Charles Bathurst, Viscount Bledisloe (1867 ? 1958), very small inscription to front endpaper dated 1781, otherwise an exceptionally nice clean bright copy, binding tight and firm. Ascanio Condivi (1525?-1574) was a minor painter and an associate of Michelangelo having lived in his house in Rome as a pupil. His famous biography of the great artist, much of it based on Michelangelo's own testimony, was first published in Rome in 1553, correcting some of the erroneous impressions created by Vasari in his "Le Vite de' piu eccellenti pittori, scultori, ed architettori" (1550). This second edition nearly 2 centuries later, edited by the Florentine historian Anton Francesco Gori corrects some of Condivi's errors and adds illustrations and extensive notes and commentaries. The Vita occupies 58 pages, followed by a brief supplement by the Florentine architect and sculptor Girolamo Ticciati tracing Michelangelo's career from 1553 to his death in 1564 (pages 59-63); observations on Condivi's Vita in French by Pierre Mariette, (1694?1774) a Paris collector of and dealer in old master prints, a renowned connoisseur of prints and drawings (pages 65-79); annotations on the same by the erudite Florentine historian and philologist Domenico Maria Manni (1690 ? 1788) (pages 81-86); historical notices and annotations by Gori on the same (87-124); a compendium edited by Gori in Italian of the most notable facts taken from Giorgio Vasari's Life of Michelangelo (125-144); followed by the index. MORE IMAGES ATTACHED TO THIS LISTING.

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        Planiglobii Terrestris/Mappe-Monde

      Nuremberg: Homann Heirs, 1746. Copper engraving with outline colour, portions in full colour. Printed on laid paper. In good condition, some minor repairs on the center fold and soiling mostly in the margins. Image size: 17 ¾ x 20 ¾ inches. 18 ¾ x 21 7/8 inches. 20 ¼ x 24 inches. A stunning 18th century double hemisphere map During the seventeenth century map production was dominated by the large Dutch map publishers, just as international trade was dominated by Dutch merchants. By the end of the 17th century, the Dutch had had to make room for others in the world at sea and in the world of mapmaking. Founded in Nuremberg by Johan Baptist Homann in 1702, the Homann firm became the pre-eminent German map publisher for over a century. Homann published his first major atlas in 1707 and was soon after appointed Geographer to the Emperor. After Homann's death in 1724, the firm was continued by his son until 1730. The business was then bequeathed to his heirs with the stipulation that it conduct business under the name of Homann Heirs. The Homann family continued to produce maps until the beginning of the nineteenth century, and remained one of the most important German publishers on the Continent. They published the Neuer Atlas in 1714, the Grosser Atlas in 1737 and the Atlas Maior in 1780. In addition, they issued an atlas of German town plans, numerous school atlases, and an atlas of 20 maps of Silesia. Their excellent work had a lasting impact on European mapmaking during the eighteenth century, and many of the finest and most accurate maps of the period were produced by the Homanns. Compiled by J. M. Haas, a professor of mathematics at Wittenburg, this important map is one of the finest double hemispheres produced by the Homanns. The world is divided into two large hemispheres, which occupy the center of the map. They are surrounded by four smaller globes showing various views of the earth from the North and South Poles. In addition there are two small diagrams depicting the axis of the earth in relation to the sun. Although California is no longer depicted as an island, the great northwest is still left blank above California, and the Hudson Bay is still open ended in the northwest corner. North America's northwest coast is based on the early Russian explorations in that area and includes views of the poles. Both Australia and New Zealand are incomplete, and Yedo is shown as part of mainland Asia north of Japan. The map is ornamented with two highly decorative cartouches with titles in Latin and French. Moreland & Bannister, Antique Maps, online edition

      [Bookseller: Donald Heald Rare Books]
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        (World Map): Planiglobii terrestris mappa universalis utrumq hemisphærium orient. et occidentale repræsentans ex IV mappis generalibus (Mappe-monde qui represente les deux hemispheres savoir celui de l'orient et celui de l'occident ...

      Nuremberg: Homann Heirs, 1746. Very good, heavy paper, early color, dual hemisphere world map. This is rather decorative, with the four additional smaller polar spheric projections on the map, and two diagrams relating to the position of the sun. Each of the main hemispheric images is 27 cm in diameter, with the full image measuring 46 x 54 cm, on sheet measuring 52 x 62 cm. This is a strong impression, with the cartouches uncolored, as issued. Titles in Latin and French. Two extra printers creases in upper margin; very small portion of right lower corner missing (well outside platemark and neatline). Old 1 cm taped repair to verso of lower margin. Centerfold as issued. .

      [Bookseller: The Prime Meridian: Antique Maps & Books]
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        Planiglobii Terrestris Mappa Universalis

      Nuremberg:, 1746. [world map]. Size: 540 x 460 mm. Mounted size: 760 x 690 mm. Copper engraving. Later colouring. In fine condition but bottom and right-hand margin close cropped and slight deterioration of the central fold. A very beautiful and decorative map of the two hemispheres with two lovely title cartouches, one in Latin and the other in French, and in addition there are a four further hemispheres depicting different projections and two showing the position of the sun relative to the globe. Both eastern Australia and New Zealand are incomplete, and there is nothing above California in north western America. Johann Baptist Homann (1663-1724) was an important and influential German cartographer. Upon his death, the business passed to his son Johann Christolph (1701-1730) and in 1730 the business was continued by "the Heirs to Homann" up until 1813.

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        Planiglobii Terrestris Mappa Universalis Utrumq Hemisphaerium Orient et Occidentale repraesentans... Mappe - Monde qui represente les deux Hemispheres savoir celui de l'Orient et celui de l'Occident tiree des quatre Cartes generales de ... Hasius

      Nuremberg: Homann Heirs.. 1746.. Copper plate engraved map with original hand color, neatline 17 1/2 x 20 3/4 inches on sheet 21 1/2 x 25 inches, centrefold as issued. Areas of discoloration in the left hemisphere of the map to the right of North and South America and along upper centrefold (these look considerably worse on the digital image than they actually are); 1/4 inch lightly abraded spot in unprinted area at lower right, and to verso along centrefold where binding tab was attached; light discoloration in upper margin. Large double hemisphere map with four small polar spheres by M.J.M. Lowitz after Hasius. The eastern seaboard of Australia is completely uncharted (with the southern coast only of "Tera Diemen"), as is the northern coast of America. .

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      London. 1746.. 32pp. Modern three-quarter speckled calf and marbled boards, spine gilt. Fine. First printing of this account of important events of King George's War in 1744-48. "The attack on Louisbourg in 1745 was looked upon by Shirley only as a step towards a complete conquest of Canada, and the success of the siege at once raised his hopes. Instigated by him, the English ministry approved of an expedition against Canada, and a force of over eight thousand men was raised, principally from the northern colonies. The British force which was to have co-operated was, however, detained either by bad weather or by the blundering of the ministry, and nothing came of the attempt" - Lande. Shirley describes the capture of Louisbourg by British naval forces and New England troops under William Pepperell. EUROPEAN AMERICANA 746/186. HOWES S424, "aa." SABIN 80548. STREETER SALE 1004. TPL 4703. LANDE 786.

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        La Parnassia

      - French School "La Parnassia" From a portfolio of eighteen botanical studies colelcted by Stephanie Felecitie Ducrest de St-Aubin, La Comtesse de Genlis (French, 1746-1830) Watercolor on paper Paper size: 10 3/4" x 8 1/2" Framed size: 21" x 17 1/4" Signed lower right: La Parnassia Signed lower left: Par Lady P: Edward Fitzgerald Provenance: Stephanie Felecitie Ducrest de St-Aubin, La Comtesse de Genlis

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        Catalogue des Livres de feu M. l'Abbé d'Orleans de Rothelin

      Par G. Martin. Engraved frontis. port. of the collector & engraved vignette with arms on title. xii, xxiv, 618 pp. 8vo, attractive antique mottled calf (rubbed), triple gilt fillet round sides, spine nicely gilt, red morocco lettering piece on spine. Paris: G. Martin, 1746. Rothelin (1691-1744), a younger son of Marquis Henri de Rothelin, a French war hero (see Hoefer), descended from a natural son of François d'Orléans (d. 1548). Rothelin was one of the most eminent French book collectors of the 18th century; he had his books, many large paper copies, bound by the outstanding binders of the time, such as Boyer, Padeloup and Duseuil; but the most spectacular part of his library was the collection of illuminated and historical MSS, largely from the collection of Nicholas-Joseph Foucault, including the Sherbourne Missal and the Bible of Charles V (Martin's special index of MSS lists 260 lots). Rothelin's library was enormous: Bléchet estimates its size as 210,000 volumes. La Vallière was one of the chief buyers at the sale. Rothelin appears to have been a man of great charm and learning who entertained liberally at his country house near Paris. Voltaire addressed some verses to him, lauding his taste and "esprit si délicat, si sage" (quoted by Bogeng). He was also an outstanding numismatist: his vast collection of Imperial medals and coins was acquired by the King of Spain for 87,000 livres and is now at the Escorial. This catalogue, priced throughout in a contemporary hand, also contains a large number of extremely intelligent and "knowing" annotations made, according to Jean Viardot, about 1750. Many of the notes provide further information on the lots being sold or comparing the edition being sold with other editions. There are constant comparisons being made between the Rothelin and Hoym (sale 1738) copies of the same works. Most importantly, the annotator has also added a number of lots which were part of the collection and sold during the course of the auction but were not included in the printed catalogue. At the end, the anonymous annotator has provided seven pages of manuscript notes comparing certain books from the Du Fay sale of 1725 and the present catalogue. This is considered to be one of the best sale catalogues compiled by Martin, one of twenty-two with an index. 5036 lots. Fine copy. The frontispiece portrait, present in this copy, is often wanting. From the library of Léon Rattier (with his bookplate) and Jean Viardot. Laid-in are four pages of notes by Viardot. ❧ Bléchet, p. 120. Gustave Brunet, Dictionnaire de Bibliologie Catholique, cols. 526-27. Grolier Club, Printed Catalogues of French Book Auctions...1643-1830, 82. Guigard, I, pp. 42-44-"L'abbé Rothelin fut un des plus savants bibliophiles qui aient existé." Peignot, p. 121-"Catalogue estimé." Taylor, Book Catalogues, pp. 14, 190, & 259. .

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        Den Danske Comoedies Ligbegængelse, Med Taliæ Afskeeds Tale, Forestillet Til allersidste Slutning Af De Danske Acteurs Den 25 Februarii 1727.

      Kiøbenhavn, 1746. Trykt udi Hans Kongel. Majests. og Universitæts-Bogtrykker, af Johan Jørgen Høpffner. 8vo. [16] s. Senere halvlæder i gammel stil med rødt skindtitelfelt på forperm.. På grund af manglende indtægter måtte teatret i Lille Grønnegade lukke i slutningen af februar 1727, og til den sidste forestilling skrev Holberg en lille epilog; manuskriptet forsvandt, men mange år senere fandt man en afskrift, som efter Holbergs godkendelse blev trykt af Høpffner. Udover den trykte udgave fra 1746 findes en ældre afskrift foretaget af Benjamin Dass fra 1732, som fremviser en del afvigelser fra den trykte tekst. Vilhelm Møller hævder i 1898, (efter grundige studier i Dass' afskrift) at epilogen blev skrevet i begyndelsen af 1725, da teatret også måtte lukke; der er flere ting, som passer bedre på året 1725 end 1727, og i epilogen findes ikke et eneste ord om påfølgende sæsoner fra 1725 til afslutningen 1727; denne påstand er senere underbygget af Hans Brix, men til gengæld mente Martensen (Holbergs Komedier 1897), at Holberg ikke blot gennemså afskriften men også forandrede og tilføjede noget i den, og hvis det er således, burde Holberg også have rettet årstallet 1727 til 1725.EM II, 449. Johansen 13,8

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      1746. Very Good. WALTER, Thomas. THE GROUNDS AND RULES OF MUSICK EXPLAINED: Or, an Introduction to the Art of Singing by Note. Fitted to the meanest Capacities. Recommended by several Ministers. Boston: Printed for Samuel Gerrish, 1746. First issued in 1721, in response to a controversy respecting the improvement of church singing which raged in the New England churches between 1720 and 1725, this little book became immediately popular among the singing schools and choirs of New England and continued to be a favorite for more than forty years, during which time it passed through six editions. This is the fourth edition. Despite its popularity, copies of these books must have been worn out in service for there are few copies to be found outside of institutions, especially of the earlier editions, and especially complete. Oblong 12mo. (2), iii, (1) 25, verso blank, followed by 16 numbered leaves of engraved music, 10 leaves of manuscript music numbered 17-26, with 19 tunes given, and 33 unnumbered blank leaves. Bound in a worn and rubbed, contemporary, leather binding that has an additional four leaves sewn in at the start, upon which is written an index to the music contained within. Contemporary ink ownership of Mary Burley, dated 1751, on the title-page, and several practice signatures by her of her married name, Mary Shurburn (i.e. Sherburne), on one of the index leaves. (She married Samuel Sherburne, Jr., of Portsmouth, NH, on June 26, 1760 in the South Church of Ipswich.) There are remnants of newspaper clippings adhered to the pastedowns and index leaves. Most appear to have been obituaries, though one is a description of the latest fashion in dresses. Apparently, the removal of one clipping left the hole at the center of the first index leaf. One leaf of manuscript music, #17, is missing the bottom fore- corner, with small loss to the musical staff; while another leaf, #20, has slim open tear that meanders through the (blank) medius staff of one tune. Despite showing the wear usual for this type of book, its condition is very good overall, and it is rare complete. Refrences: Evans 5878; Sabin 101196; Jones,

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        Mirabilia Dei inter Indicos, or, The rise and progress of a remarkable work of grace amongst a number of the Indians in the provinces of New-Jersey and Pennsylvania, justly represented in a journal kept by order of the honourable Society (in Scotland) for Propagating Christian knowledge. With some general remarks

      Philadelphia: Printed and sold by William Bradford, [1746]. Octavo. (7 1/4 x 4 5/8 inches). Half-title, typographic ornamental headpieces. (Overall age toning as usual). Contemporary calf, covers bordered in blind, spine in six compartments with raised bands, lettered in gilt on a brown morocco label in the second compartment. Scarce first edition of most well-known journal from the colonial period of a missionary among the Native Americans Brainerd's journal covers a one-year period among the Delaware Indians in Pennsylvania and New Jersey from 1745 to 1746. Brainerd died from consumption when he was only twenty-nine, but the present work, along with Jonathan Edwards's biography of the missionary, gave him international fame and influenced future missions to the Indians of the region and elsewhere. This copy includes the rare half-title, and is bound in a contemporary binding, perhaps by Bradford. Evans 5748; Hildeburn 968; Howes B717; Sabin 7340; Siebert Sale 148; Vail 432.

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        La Genese ... [etc] Traduit En Francois Avec L'Explication Du Sens Litteral & Du Sens Spirituel ... [29 Volume Set]

      Paris: Chez Guillaume Desprez ... Et [Chez] Jean Desessartz. 1746. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. F First Edition Thus, Later Printing. H Full Leather. Very Good -. Slight wear to extremities (chiefly to heads of spines, spine edges, foredges and corners); slight internal uniform browning and/or foxing (chiefly to edges and preliminaries). [ca. 500-1000] pages per volume. Text in French. Title on spines: Bible De Sacy. Incomplete, mixed set of the famous French translation of the entire Bible by the noted solitary of the Port-Royal community, Louis-Isaac Le Maitre de Saci (1613-84), the younger brother of Antoine Le Maitre and a leading Jansenist. Originally published between 1672 and 1695; these particular volumes bear dates between 1725 and 1746 and either "Nouvelle Edition" or "Quatrieme Edition" on their individual title pages. Lacking 3 volumes of the Old Testament (the first volume of Kings, the Song of Solomon and the "Select Prophetes"), but with the complete New Testatment; 29 out of 32 volumes, bound in full period brown calf, gilt-stamped and decorated spines with raised bands, gilt inner dentelles, blue/red/yellow marbled endpapers, edges flecked red, green silk bookmarkers. All volumes have the armorial bookplate of the Tervoe family on front attached endpaper (in various states, all with the legend "Mone Sale" and with "Tervoe" in lower margin); with unidentified holograph synopsis of volumes (in French) tipped-in to the "Genesis" and "Apocalypse" volumes following front endpapers; few volumes with unidentified holograph ink inscriptions (chiefly on preliminaries). See BMC, volume 3, page 5, columns 236-38. A very attractively bound 18th-century set, with the greater part having little wear at all, and all volumes internally very sound and tight.

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      Madrid: Juan de Zuniga, 1746.. [40],167,[8],96pp. plus frontispiece and portrait. Small quarto. Full blue morocco by Emile Roussell, tooled in gilt, gilt inner dentelles. Extremities lightly rubbed. Bookplate on front pastedown. Minor scattered foxing. Very good. An interesting and important work, to which is appended the "Catalogo del Museu Historico Indiano...," listing the superb collection of manuscripts, maps, and books which the author assembled during his eight years of residence in Mexico. Benaduci exerted great effort toward the collection of primary materials, learning the native languages, and making friends with the natives. Unfortunately, his marvelous library was confiscated by the Viceroy of Mexico, and due to neglect and abuse, is now virtually lost but for a small residue preserved in the Bibliothèque Nationale. "No collection of Mexican native materials before or since has equalled [it]..." - Griffin. SABIN 6834. MEDINA (BHA) 3408. GRIFFIN 1360. FIELD 159.

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        [Hesychiou Lexikon. or Esychiou Lexikon., in Greek] Hesychii Lexicon, cum notis doctorum virorum integris, vel editis antehac, nunc auctis & emendatis

      Lugduni Batavorum: Apud Samuelem Luchtmans, et filium, 1746. first edition; 2 volumes, folio (leaves 40.5 cm. tall x 25 cm., with the second volume slightly smaller), main text Greek with Latin apparatus below; Tomus I. (alpha-theta) Lugduni Batavorum: Apud Samuelem Luchtmans, et filium, 1746. [10] (half title, title in red and black with Luchtmans device, dedication; in this copy the catch word on the last page is answered on a1, the first page after the Praefatio), xl (Praefatio), [76] pp., 1758 numbered columns (879 pages), portrait of Alberti as frontispiece (“F. Decker pinx. 1742. Excudit Samuel Luchtmans. I. Houbraken sculps. 1745”), full vellum with a modern red leather label, edges dark blue-gray + Tomus II. (iota-omega, edited by David Ruhnkenius) Lugduni Batavorum: Apud Samuel et Joannem Luchtmans, 1766. [4] (half title, title in red and black), xiii, [1] pp., 1604 numbered co. Photos available upon request.

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        Le Theatre Anglois Volume I - IV

      London, 1746. First Edition. Full Calf. Very Good Condition. Light rubbing at edges of leather, a number of surface scratches and light stains, rubbing to gilt decoration to boards but generally bright. 5 raised bands on spines, marbled endpapers, comedy and tragedy masks stamped in gilt to the front and rear board of each volume. Lovely copies of La Place's translation of Shakespeare, the first to appear in English - volume one includes a lengthy introduction to the series as well as a Life of Shakespeare, Vol III has a preface and short history. Volume II has a light water stain on the bottom 1/4 of the page for much of the book, The Imprint is false, certainly printed in Paris but marked London to protect the publisher who had no "privilege du roi". Only Richard III was translated in the entirety, the rest bowdlerized and summarized to protect sensitive French ideas of proper theater. These led to both Voltaire's (who became increasingly embittered towards Shakespeare as the years progressed) decline as a Shakespeare authority and the heralded 1776 translation by Letourner. A vital 18th century work and the first attempt to introduce English theater to France. La Place also translated Tom Jones (in much the same fashion) a few years later. The plays are: Othello, Henry VI, Richard III, Hamlet, Macbeth, Cymbeline, Julius Caesar, Antony and Cleopatra, Timon, Merry Wives of Windsor, and the Beaumont and Fletcher Play A Maid's Tragedy. The untranslated plays are presented in short (2-6 page) summaries at the end of volumes III and IV. Size: 12mo - over 6¾" - 7¾" tall. 4-volume set (complete). Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: 1-2 kilos. Category: Theatre & Plays; French Language; Antiquarian & Rare; Inventory No: 032504. .

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        EPANAPHORA INDICA [Parts I - VI]

      Lisbon 1746-1752.. Six volumes bound in one. 59; 74; [20],3- 67pp. plus folding map; [1],109; [1],86; [12],72pp. In Portuguese. Small quarto. Antique-style speckled calf, spine gilt, raised bands, gilt morocco label. 20th-century bookplate and manuscript notes in Portuguese on modern front endpapers. Margins of Part V trimmed more closely than margins of other parts. Light wear to calf. Minor foxing; some toning; minor marginal worming affecting a few characters of text on pp.9-14. A very good copy. The extremely rare complete series of writings of José Freire de Monterroyo Mascarenhas on the Portuguese Viceroyalty of Goa under the Marquez do Castelo Novo. Dom Pedro Miguel de Almeida e Portugal, the Count of Assumar and first Marquez of Castelo Novo, served as Viceroy of Goa from 1744 to 1750. The present work, published in six parts between 1746 and 1753, describes Castelo Novo's government, its struggles with the neighboring Maratha Empire, and various other events of the period, including the voyage and installation of Father Lourenço de Santa Maria as Primate Archbishop of Goa and Primate of Oriental Asia in 1744. Castelo Novo was largely successful in defending Portuguese interests from the Marathas, earning the title Marquez do Alorna for his capture of the city of that name in 1746. In his major work on the Portuguese in India, Frederick Charles Danvers writes that the "government of the Marquez de Castello-Novo e Alorna is deservedly looked upon as a brilliant episode in the declining years of Portuguese Power in India, and he as one of the best and most successful Viceroys of that period" (THE PORTUGUESE IN INDIA, Vol. II, p.418). Freire de Monterroyo Mascarenhas's work, the most extensive history of this episode, has also been noted for "throw[ing] much new light on Mahratta [i.e. Maratha] History" when it was examined by Ethel M. Pope for her 1937 work, INDIA IN PORTUGUESE LITERATURE (p.191). The six parts of the EPANAPHORA... are as follow: 1) PARTE I: EPANAPHORA INDICA NA QUAL SE DÀ NOTICIA DA VIAGEM, QUE O ...SENHOR MARQUEZ DE CASTELO NOVO FEZ COM O CARGO DE VICE-REY AO ESTADO DA INDIA, E DOS PRIMEIROS PROGRESSOS DO SEU GOVERNO...E SE REFEREM TAMBEM OS SUCCESSOS DA VIAGEM DO...SENHOR D. FR. LOURENÇO DE SANTA MARIA, ARCEBISPO DE GOA.... [1746]. 2) PARTE II: EPANAPHORA INDICA EM QUE SE REFEREM OSPROGRESSOS QUE TEM FEITO NO GOVERNO DO ESTADO DA INDIA PORTUGUESA O...SENHOR MARQUEZ DE CASTELO NOVO.... [1747]. 3) PARTE III: EPANAPHORA INDICA CONTINUA-SE EM REFERIR OS INCLITOS PROGRESSOS DO...SENHOR MARQUEZ DE CASTELO NOVO.... [1748]. This part contains a large folding map of Goa and its surrounding lands, "PLANTA DA JLHA DE GOA NA INDIA E SUAS TERRAS CONSINANTES f. por d'Orgeval 1747." 4) PARTE IV: EPANAPHORA INDICA EM QUE SE LERÁM OS PROGRESSOS POLITICOS, MILITARES, E CIVIS, QUE NO DISCURSO DO ANNO DE 1747, FEZ NO SEU GOVERNO O...SENHOR MARQUEZ DE ALORNA.... [1748]. 5) PARTE V: EPANAPHORA INDICA CONTINUAM OS PROGRESSOS DO GOVERNO DO...SENHOR MARQUEZ DE ALORNA.... [1750]. 6) PARTE VI: EPANAPHORA INDICA CONTINUAÕ-SE, E FINALIZAÕ-SE OS PROGRESSOS DO GOVERNO DO...SENHOR MARQUEZ DE ALORNA.... [1752]. An early 20th-century inscription on the front free endpaper notes the quality of this work ("Classico, muito estimado") and the great difficulty in procuring or assembling a volume containing all six parts, a task that took the original owner of this volume "many years." This owner also mentions that the "sage orientalist [Mons Rodolfo Sebastião] Dalgado was aware of only four parts." WorldCat and OCLC list only two complete copies, at the National Library of Australia and the Newberry Library; the Biblioteca Nacional de Portugal in Lisbon also holds a copy in all six parts. Harvard and the University of Minnesota both hold copies in only the first five parts. Not in Palau. Frederick Charles Danvers, THE PORTUGUESE IN INDIA BEING A HISTORY OF THE RISE AND DECLINE OF THE EASTERN EMPIRE (London, 1894). Ethel M. Pope, INDIA IN PORTUGUESE LITERATURE (Bastorá, Goa, 1937).

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        Natur-Geschichte des Schweitzerlandes: samt seinen Reisen über die Schweitzerische Gebürge. Aufs neue hrsg. und mit einigen Anmerkungen versehen von Joh[ann] Georg Sulzern

      Zurich: D. Gessner, 1746 Book. Fine. Hardcover. 8vo - over 7¾ - 9¾" tall. 2 Parts in 1 Vol.: 16+488 pp.; VIII+384 pp. Bound with: SULZER, Johann Georg, Untersuchung von dem Ursprung der Berge, und andrer damit verknüpften Dinge. Zürich 1746. 8vo. Contemporary half calf, red morocco lable. ---- Lonchamp 2645. Waber I, 32. Steiger I, 160. Haller I, 1043. - With the map of Glarner Land, and the tables of landscapes (Gotthard, Teufelsbrücke, Vierwaldstättersee, Luzerner Drachenstein, Pfaffers bzw. Pfaffikon etc.). The first part contains the tightened summary of of the 1705-07 unsystematical "description of natural history of the Swiss country" appeared in weekly supplies. There now all this messages very disjointed and informal were, then sel. the Joh has. George Sulzer of the scholarly world certainly a large service gethan, selbige to umzuschmelzen and. give change. The notes of the publisher are very good and useful" (Haller). The second part contains the first German expenditure of the 1708 and 1723 first Latin of reports Scheuchzers appeared over its alpine journeys. "Scheuchzer was beside Conrad Gessner and Albrecht of Haller a most important universal scholar, that Switzerland it own calls. It combined a physician, a natural scientist, a mathematician, a paleontologist, a Geodaeten, a geographer, a historian, a Numismatiker, a theologian and a Philologen "(Fueter) in itself. Scheuchzers natural history was trailblazing in the area of regional studies, alpine research and the physical geography of the Swiss high mountains. With its historical data this expenditure beside Tschudis chronicle formed one of the most important sources for Schillers "Tell". On its journeys Scheuchzer made the first barometric levellings in the mountains, examined the glaciers, collected Petrefakten etc.. Under the copper boards are to emphasize the beautiful map Graubuendens of G. Walser, the interior opinion of a cheese factory, the representation of a total solar eclipse, illustrations of minerals and petrifying as well as opinions among other things from bath Pfaefers, Walterswil, pc. God hard etc.. Johann George Sulzers writings in the appendix offer valuable, likewise additions supported by own observations (Curtis Schuh's Bibliography of Mineralogy, The Mineralogical Record)..

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        De Importantie En Voordeeligheid Van Kaap-Breton, Aangetoont in eene naauwkeurige Beschryving Van dat Beruchte Eiland, Het welk, volgens het Verhaal van zekeren vermaarden Franschen Schryver, meer waardig is, dan de Goudmynen van Peru

      Reinier Boitet, Delft, 1746. First Edition. Softcover. Very Good Condition. The first Dutch edition of Bollan's "The Importance and Advantage of Cape Breton, Truly Stated and Impartially Considered. With Proper Maps". Original marbled wrappers, worn. Page edges browned and a bit worn with the corners slightly folded. Light foxing and slight offsetting to the text but generally clean and bright internally. Complete with the two copper-plate maps after Bellin that are nearly always lacking from the English edition. Map of Cape Breton is nearly perfect, a few small brown sports to the North America map, light wear at the edges and wear and a minute tear where the map was slightly miscreased at one point. Sabin 10726 Size: Octavo (8vo). Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: Under 1 kilo. Category: Exploration; Americana. Inventory No: 040427. .

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      Dublin Printed, London Re-printed: For W. Innys, C. Hitch, and M. Cooper ... 1746.. 174,[2]; [4],[5]-88pp. Octavo. Modern half-calf and marbled boards. Faint blindstamp and ink shelf number (the latter on verso of title) of The Library of the Society for the Home Study of Holy Scripture and Church History, first title leaf a trace foxed, otherwise a very good copy. New (i.e. Third London) edition of the first title, Keynes's variant A1b with "A Letter to T.P. ..." on the verso of the title. This copy has p. 160 misnumbered '610'. The second title is also a "New Edition" (i.e. the second London edition), and exhibits Keynes's second (corrected) state of the title leaf: 'Holbourn'. Berkeley first noticed the use of tar-infused water during his residence in America, and although cautious in his initial conclusions, he soon became an advocate of its use as an economical aid for the betterment of the health of the Irish people. Although by no means wanting in exposition of Berkeley's larger philosophical considerations, the practical aspects of SIRIS led to its being his most popular work, and the investigation of tar-water generated a significant body of pamphlet literature in response (well delineated by Keynes), among which Prior's work is one of the most significant. ESTC cites Bowyer's ledger in reporting the edition of the first title consisted of 1000 copies and that of the second title 2000 copies. KEYNES (BERKELEY) 68 & 104. ESTC T45794 & T125698.

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        A Letter to Martin Folkes, Esq; President of the Royal Society, Concerning the Rise and Progress of Astronomy amongst the Antients

      London: Jacob Ilive, 1746. First edition. 8vo (8-1/2 x 4-1/4 inches). Illustrations. [i-ii], 158, [2] pp. Contemporary marbled boards rebacked with 19th-century ribbed cloth, preserving original red morocco spine label, extremities scuffed and rounded. Houseau-L. 650; Lalande 429 ("C'est le commencement des savantes recherches de l'auteur, qui ont produit son Histoire de l'astronomie en 1769") . George Costard (1710-1782) was educated at Wadham College, Oxford, where he became fellow and tutor. One of the earliest writers on the history of astronomy, his "Letter to Martin Folkes" was the first fruit of the research which eventually led to the publication in 1769 of his magnum opus on the history of astornomy. It was Costard's contention that accurate astronomy was a product of Greek genius, beginning with Thales, and owed little to either Egypt or Babylon. The present work is still worth consulting for the frequent references to and citations from the lesser-known Greek authors, as well as Hebrew and Arabic sources. The present copy has an interesting and varied provenance: in 1746 it was presented by the author ("Donum Auctoris") to Jacob Edgcumbe [sic] of Exeter College - possibly a scion of the Devon/Cornwall family headed by the Earl of Mount-Edgcumbe. In 1778 the book was bought for 2 shillings by the Rev. Philip Wren (1755-1829), of University College, Oxford, and the great grandson of Sir Christopher Wren. By the late 19th century, the books was owned by the marine engineer George Sloggett of Cardiff, Wales

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      - Y CARTAS, QUE ESCRIBIÒ A DIFERENTES PERSONAS FRAY JOSEPH DE Sn. BENITO, RELIGIOSO LEGO EN EL MONASTERIO DE Nra. Sra. DE MONT-SERRAT DEL PRINCIPADO DE CATALUÑA. AÑADESE UNA RELACION DE LA VIDA, Y VIRTUDES de dicho Fr. Joseph de San Benito. HIZOLA El R. P. M. Fr. Benito Argerich, Predicador de la Religion de San Benito. Y Abad del Real Monasterio de San Benito de Bages. DEDICADA AL Rmo. P. EL Mro. Fr. PLACIDO CORTADA, General de la Religion de San Benito, &c. Com Previlegio: En Madrid, por Antonio Marin, año de 1746. In fólio (30x20 cm) com [lxx]– 263 pags. Encadernação da época inteira de pele com ferros a ouro na lombada ligeiramente danificada na coifa inferior. Ilustrado com uma magnífica gravura in fólio representando o biografado (e autor das cartas) sentado no scriptorium do mosteiro de Monserrat com uma vista da mesma serra e a imagem da Virgem. Apresenta a seguinte legenda: "Vera effigies FR. IOSEPH A SANCTO BENEDICTO religiosi Laici in Monasterio B. Marie Montis ferrati Ordinis S. S. P. Benedicti". Texto com diferentes arranjos gráficos em cada uma das suas partes: dedicatória, censura, e dictamens com notas marginais; biografia impressa a duas colunas; e cartas impressas em página inteira, divididas por vinhetas abertas a talhe-doce. Palau I, 106. [EN] Binding: in folium with contemporary bound full calf gilt at spine, rubbed at covers, slightly damages at bottom and top of spine. Illustrated with a superb plate (in folium) representing Fray Joseph of S. Benito sitting in the scriptorium of the monastery of Montserrat, with a view of the same mountain range and the image of the Virgin. At the caption: 'Vera effigies FR. IOSEPH the Sancta BENEDICTO Religiosi Laici in Monasterio B. Marie Montis Ferrati Ordinis S. S. P. Benedicti". Text with different graphic layouts in each of its parts: dedication, censorship, and dictamens with marginal notes; biography printed in two columns, and letters printed in full page divided by vignettes open intaglio. Work with the biography and the letters written by Fray of Joseph S. Benito, containing his philosophical thought about worldliness (casual facts and ocurrencies of his life are at index pages) and thoughts about his inner life. Palau I, 106. Location/localizacao: 7-A2-A-8

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        Idea de una nueva historia general de la America septentrional. Fundada sobre material copioso de figuras, symbolos, caracteres, y geroglificos, cantares, y manuscritos de autores Idios, ultimamente descubiertos

      En Madrid: En la imprenta de Juan de Zuniga,, 1746. first edition, with both plates; quarto (leaves slightly shorter than 20 cm.), [20 leaves, beginning with title], 167, [1] pp., [4 leaves, beginning of Catalogo del museo historico indiano del cavallero Lorenzo Boturini ... section], 96 pp., frontispiece, portrait facing Protesta preliminar; minor library markings, full vellum yellowed and wrinkled with spine hand lettered, occasional light age staining, mostly in margins, light penciling in the catalogue, check marks or a few words, still near very good; Sabin 6834. Photos available upon request.

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        The Botanical Magazine; Or Flower-Garden Displayed? Volume VI

      8vo, early leather spine & tips, with marbeled boards, illustrated with 36 colored plates. Spine and extremities extremely worn, hinges weak, some foxing and aging to plates, but plates generally in very good condition. William Curtis (1746-1799) was trained as an apothecary, but his real interest was in botany. His first major contribution to this science was his Flora Londinensis published in 1777. While a highly regarded work, it turned out to be a financial disappointment to Curtis. He then turned his attention to gardeners, who he felt could pay better for his efforts (Sitwell). In 1787 he published the first, of his enormously popular periodical, The Botanical Magazine. It was the first of its kind, and is often considered the greatest of this type of periodicals, and has continued publication down to the present day. William Kiburn, James Sowerby, and Sydenham T. Edwards were the principal artists who worked on the illustrations with Curtis for 28 years, and it is they who did most of the plates. When Curtis died in 1799 his friend John Sims took over publishing the magazine. The present volume is from the first series, and contains 36 color plates.

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        Poor Richard, 1747. An Almanack For the Year of Christ 1747 ... By Richard Saunders, Philom

      Philadelphia: Printed and Sold by B. Franklin, [November 1746]. 12mo. (6 7/8 x 3 15/16 inches). 24pp. Woodcut illustration of an anatomical man on p. 3, woodcut illustrations of eclipses on p. 18 and p. 19. Stitched self- wrappers, first leaf detached. Housed in a red cloth chemise and red morocco backed slipcase. Very rare early issue of Poor Richard's Almanack, written and published by Benjamin Franklin. All issues of Poor Richard's Almanack prior to 1758 - Franklin's last year as author - are rare. However, issues prior to his partnership with David Hall in 1748 are particularly uncommon and desirable. The present issue for 1747, advertised for sale in the November 6, 1746 issue of the Pennsylvania Gazette, is a wonderful example of the genre, with Franklin's plentiful wit and wisdom evident throughout. In the preface to this issue, Franklin, writing under the pseudonym Richard Saunders, writes: "This is the 15th Time I have entertaind thee with my annual Productions; I hope to thy Profit as well as mine. For besides the astronomical Calculations, and other Things usually containd in Almanacks, which have their daily Use indeed while the Year continues, but then become of no Value, I have constantly interspersd moral Sentences, prudent Maxims, and wise Sayings, many of them containing much good Sense in very few Words, and therefore apt to leave strong and lasting Impressions on the Memory of young Persons, whereby they may receive Benefit as long as they live, when both Almanack and Almanack-maker have been long thrown by and forgotten. If I now and then insert a Joke or two, that seem to have little in them, my Apology is, that such may have their Use, since perhaps for their Sake light airy Minds peruse the rest, and so are struck by somewhat of more Weight and Moment..." Above the calendar pages are humorous rhyming verses espousing Franklin's famed maxims on ethics, hard work and courtesy. On page 19, under the heading Courts, is an additional poem by Franklin on Justice: "From Earth to Heav'n when Justice fled, / The Laws decided in her Stead; / From Heav'n to Earth should she return, / Lawyers might beg, and Lawbooks burn." Miller locates nine extant complete copies of this issue of Poor Richard's Almanack. We find no record of this issue in commerce for the last half century. Miller 387; Campbell 345; Evans 5771; Hildeburn 993; Drake 9682.

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      1746. Paperback. REMARKS ON THE PLAN OF A NEW LONDON PHARMACOPOEIA, together with an Account of the Alterations and Additions Made and Received by the College, as Published in the present Pharmacopoeia. London: R. Willock, 1746. [1] f., 367-380 pp. The Appendix only (without the Remarks mentioned on the title-page), a list of changes to formulas and additions to the London Pharmacopoeia. [BARTON, H.] A NEW METHOD FOR THE IMPROVEMENT OF THE MANUFACTURE OF DRUGS in a Treatise on the Elixir Proprietatis. London: C. Davis, 1747. First edition. [1] f., ii, 80 pp. (Wellcome II, p. 109). [CADOGAN, William] AN ESSAY UPON NURSING AND THE MANAGEMENT OF CHILDREN from their Birth to Three Years of Age, by a Physician, in a Letter to one of the Governors of the Foundling Hospital. London: J. Roberts, 1748. First edition. 34 pp. "Cadogan's famous essay laid down rules on the nursing, feeding and clothing of infants and filled a great need at a time when infant welfare was much neglected through the ignorance of the concerned. As a result of this work, Cadogan was elected physician of the foundling Hospital in 1754."- Garrison-Morton, #6322. (Wellcome II, p. 285). [CHANDLER, John] FRAUDS DETECTED: or, Considerations offered to the Public; shewing the Necessity of some more effectual Provision against Deceits, Differences, and Incertainties, in Drugs and Compositions of Medicines: Occasioned by the late Reformation of the London Pharmacopoeia. London: G. Woodfall, 1748. [1] f.,34 pp. The revised London Pharmacopoeia of 1746 eliminated many spurious and archaic "medications." (Wellcome II, p. 325). [Anonymopus] THE APOTHECARY DISPLAY'D: or, an Answer to the Apothecary's Pamphlet, call Frauds Detected in Drugs [by John Chandler]. Wherein his Profession and Important Character is truly Considered. London: Printed for the Author, 1748. 44 pp. While sarcastically refuting the former pamphlet, the author agrees that some regulatory agency for pharmaceuticals is desirable. (Wellcome II, p. 51). [Anonymopus] A PHILOSOPHICAL AND CHYMICAL ANALYSIS OF ANTIMONY ... By an eminent Physician. London: J. Davidson, 1747. [2] ff., 88, [4] pp. BOERHAAVE, J. H[ermann]. SOME EXPERIMENTS CONCERNING MERCURY. Translated from the Latin, communicated by

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        A Decade of Curious Insects: Some of them not Describ’d Before: shewn in their natural size

      pp.24 with 10 hand coloured plates life size. Bound in quarter cloth with marbelled boards. From the library and with the bookplate of Philip S. Corbet. Very good and beautifully clean. Very scarce. A small number of the major libraries have a copy of this work. It seldom becomes available for purchase on the open market. John Hill, the son of Rev. Theophilus Hill, is believed to have been born in Peterborough. He was an English author, botanist, geologist, apothecary, physician. Hill completed an apprenticeship as an Apothecary and he then set up a small shop in St. Martin’s Lane, Westminster. His first publication was a translation of Theophrastus’ History of Stones (1746). From this point on he was a prolific writer and amongst his many works, he was an editor the British Magazine, wrote for the London Advertiser and Literary Gazette and made a large contribution to Ephraim Chamber’s Cyclopaedia.

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        Essai sur L'Electricité des Corps

      Paris: Chez Les Freres Guerin. VG : in very good condition in antique style calf and new eps. Professional rebind. A little light damp staining to lower front corner of title and preface pages but with limited impact on text. 1746. First Edition. Leather cover. xxiv, 227pp :: Frontispiece engraving and 4 folding engraved plates :: 170mm x 100mm (7" x 4") :: Text in French .

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        Letters and Memorials of State (complete in 2 Volumes)

      London: T. Osborne, 1746. Letters and Memorials of State, in the reigns of Queen Mary, Queen Elizabeth, King James, King Charles the First, part of the reign of King Charles the Second, and Oliver's usurpation. Written and collected by Sir Henry Sydney, Knight of the Garter, Ambassador in France, four Times Lord-Justice of Ireland, and thrice Lord Deputy of that Realm, in the Reigns of Queen Mary and Queen Elizabeth, and Lord President of Wales,&c The famous Sir Philip Sydney, and his brother Sir Robert Sydney . , Lord Governer of Flushing, and Lord-Chamberlain in the Reign of King James,etc, etc. by Arthur Collins. Published:London:Printed for T. Osborne, in the year 1746. Complete in 2 volumes. Folio, books measure 24x35cms. Collation, vol 1:Portrait frontispiece+x+400pp, vol 2:xii+733pp. Bound in half calf, linen boards, raised bands,gilt title lettering. Both bindings in very good clean solid condition, without any obvious signs of wear. Internally,no loose pages, no writing or marking,small private library bookplate on fixed endpaper of each volume,some general even light browning, about 10 page with slight worming to margin, not affecting text. Pages in very good clean condition throughout. A very good clean well bound 2 volume work.A65. First Edition. Hardcover. Very Good Plus. Folio - over 12" - 15" tall.

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        Original manuscript order book

      1 May 1746-1 December, 1755.. Folio, 172 pp., ink manuscript in various hands; original vellum binding (probably Admiralty issue); title in ink on front cover ("Order Book 30th April 1746"); the vellum covers a bit soiled and darkening, inner hinge loose, internally in fine condition. A very rare example of its type, and a remarkable manuscript for its association with one of the mid-century heroes, the circumnavigator for whom James Cook named Byron Bay. This fact was forgotten by the town elders in the 1930s when, assuming that the bay and town had been named for the poet, they embarked on honouring other English literary figures: hence today's streets named for Burns, Johnson, Wordsworth, Tennyson and other figures rather less robust than the magnificent and splendidly named "Foul Weather Jack".Captain John Byron sailed with Anson as a midshipman aboard the Wager; his own printed narrative of the loss of the Wager gives one of the more important accounts of the Anson expedition. Byron's account of his circumnavigation of 1764-1766 on board the Dolphin was included as the first major voyage in Hawkesworth's compendium, where it joined the accounts of Wallis, Carteret and Cook. His journal of his circumnavigation survives, and was edited by R.E. Gallagher as Byron's Journal (Hakluyt Society, 1964).The present manuscript is the actual order book maintained by Byron in which are transcribed all the orders, signals, and other official communications received by him and sent by him in the course of his command of HMSs Vulture, Centurion, Syren, Falkland, St. Albans, Vanguard, and Augusta, 1746-1755. These commands followed immediately upon his return to England after nearly five years of privation following the Anson voyage and preceded his circumnavigation in the Dolphin.Byron went on to have an illustrious career as a Pacific explorer in his own right, commanding the Dolphin in a famous and difficult voyage dogged by appalling weather. After promotion to vice-admiral, he was later appointed governor of Newfoundland. Charnock noted of him that he had 'the universal and justly acquired reputation of a brave and excellent officer, but, of a man extremely unfortunate...'. He was certainly one of a quite strange line of men: known himself as "Foul Weather Jack" and sometimes as "The Jonah of the Wager", his eldest son was popularly known as "Mad Jack Byron"; Mad Jack, in his second marriage, fathered the poet Byron, famously both mad and bad. The poet felt quite a connection with his grandfather (arguing for example that the Patagonian giants, a myth for which his grandfather was mostly responsible, were authentic, and using many of the details of the wreck of the Wager in both Childe Harold and Don Juan). Captain John Byron's second son, George Anson Byron, had a distinguished career at sea, as did his son in turn, Captain and subsequently Lord Byron after the poet's death, who commanded the voyage of the Blonde.Order books such as this are of great rarity on the market and the present example, having belonged to one of the great figures in the history of British navigation, must be considered particularly desirable. This wonderful manuscript was formerly in the collection of David Parsons, before which it had been in continuous private ownership in Victoria, Australia, for at least seventy years.

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        Chorographia Bahusiensis Thet är Bahus=Läns Beskrifning,

      - Så Til thess Natur, Art och Beskaffenhet Under Fred och Feigd I Gamla urminnes Tider Under Danska Regeringen, Som til thess nu warande Tilstånd Sedan Thet kom, genom Freds=Fördrag Under Sweriges Crono, Både Hwad Inbyggarnes Wäsende, Handel ock Näring i alla Stånd widkommer, som ock alla the Märckwärdigheter, man kunnat på alla Orter i hwart Siäl utur dystra Mörckret upleta ock nu i Dagsliuset bringa, efter mångas åstundan. Stockholm, Lars Salvius 1746. 8:o. (20),377,(7) s. + utvikbar karta. Några illustrationer i texten. Samtida halvskinnband i kalv, rygg med guldlinjer. Liten bit saknas främre yttre fals vid huvud. Nötta pärmsidor. Främre försättsblad saknas. Eftersättsblad veckat och med överstrukna namnteckningar. Några diskreta blyertsbockar i marginalerna. Namnteckningar Geo. Stephens 1848 5/2. J. A. Ahlstrand 1842. 17,5 x 11 cm.[#90962]

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