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        BY HIS EXCELLENCY WILLIAM SHIRLEY, ESQ; CAPTAIN-GENERAL AND GOVERNOUR IN CHIEF, IN AND OVER HIS MAJESTY'S PROVINCE OF THE MASSACHUSETTS-BAY IN NEW-ENGLAND. A PROCLAMATION. WHEREAS HIS MAJESTY HAS BEEN GRACIOUSLY PLEASED TO ORDER A NUMBER OF TROOPS...[caption title]

      Boston: John Draper, [1746].. Broadside, 17 x 12 1/4 inches, with woodcut armorial crest of King George II at head of title. Old folds, with some light browning and a few small holes (just touching a few letters) on the folds. Slight occasional soiling. A very good copy. In a frame, 22 x 16 1/2 inches. An extremely rare broadside calling for three thousand colonial troops from Massachusetts to assist in the British fortification of the garrison at Louisbourg, following the French surrender of the fort in 1745 during King George's War. William Shirley, Captain-General and Governor in Chief of the Massachusetts Bay Colony, issued this proclamation to raise troops on June 2, 1746 on behalf of King George II. "Whereas his Majesty has been graciously pleased to order a number of troops, under the command of the honourable Lieutenant-General St. Clair, to proceed from Great-Britain to Louisbourg, with a sufficient convoy of men of war, and with them a great part of his majesty's troops now in Garrison at Louisbourg, also with such troops as shall be levied for that purpose in his Majesty's colonies in North-America, to attempt the immediate reduction of Canada." The proclamation notes that the governors of the other colonies were also expected to raise troops for this expedition, and details regarding the soldiers' terms of service and compensation are provided. England, supported by its colonial militias, controlled Louisbourg for three years, until it was returned to France by the Treaty of Aix-la-Chapelle in 1748. An extremely rare broadside concerned with the raising of colonial troops during King George's War. NAIP records only a single copy at the Huntington. This is the ex-Middendorf copy. FORD, MASSACHUSETTS BROADSIDES 844. SHIPTON & MOONEY 40408. BRISTOL B1324. NAIP w017300.

      [Bookseller: William Reese Company - Americana]
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        Disquisitionum magicarum libri VI. Quibus continetur accurata curiosarum artium, & vanarum superstionum confutatio. 2 Bde in 1

      Venedig, Larentius Basilius, 1746.. XXVIIII, 1018 S., 1 Bl. und 1 Falttafel. Lederband d. Zt. mit Rückenschild und reicher Rückenverg. 25 x 18,5 cm.

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        Die astronomischen Lehrsätzen nach lehrende Chiromantie, benebenst der Geomantie und Physiognomie .. Auch am Ende mit einem Traum-Buch und einer Anweisung zu Punctiren versehen. Zweyte Auflage

      Leipzig, Mumme 1746.. Mit zahlr. Textholzschnitten. 8 Bll., 336, 24 S. Buntpapierumschlag.

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        AN EXPLICATION OF THE FIRST CAUSES OF ACTION IN MATTER; AND OF THE CAUSE OF GRAVITATION

      New-York: Printed...and London Reprinted: for J. Brindley, 1746.. 75pp. Bound to 18th-century style in three-quarter speckled calf and original marbled boards, spine gilt, leather label. Lightly tanned. Very good. The first British edition of Cadwallader Colden's important early contribution to American scientific knowledge, first published in New York in 1745. Colden was an important political figure in the colony of New York throughout his long life. He is best known for his history of the Iroquois, but he was also a polymathic naturalist and scientist. Although his anti-Newtonian arguments ultimately proved to be fallacious, this work was nonetheless an important contribution. It was one of the first serious scientific works conceived and written in America, and was widely discussed at the time. Colden's work was published in two editions in London, and also translated into French, demonstrating the interest in Europe in American scientific thought. Sabin asserts that this first English edition was brought out without Colden's knowledge or consent. Benjamin Franklin attributed attacks on the publication to the reluctance of Europeans to learn from "us Americans." Colden, with Franklin, was one of the founders of the American Philosophical Society. HOWES C559, "b." SABIN 14268. DAB IV, pp.286-87.

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        L'ART DE SE RENDRE HEUREUX par les Songes c'est-à-dire en se procurant telle Espèce de Songes que l'on puisse desirer conformément à ses inclinations

      Frankfurt et Leipzig, 1746.. FIRST EDITION, 1746. Divided into 2 parts. Small 8vo, approximately 165 x 100 mm, 6½ x 4 inches, pages: [16], 1-238, woodcut vignette to title page and 3 others as tailpieces, rebound in modern panelled calf, maroon and black gilt lettered morocco labels to spine, extra gilt spine with raised bands, new marbled endpapers, marbled edges. Pale age-browning throughout, tip of top corner missing from last page nowhere near the text, the first three letters in the publisher's imprint are missing, printer's error, otherwise a very good copy. See: A Catalogue of Printed Books in the Wellcome Historical Medical Library, Volume 3, page 62 " Attributed to Franklin, but according to the preface it was written by a French chemist who died in 1745 aged over ninety-six. The attribution is probably due to confusion with Franklin's Art of Procuring Pleasant Dreams; a brief essay published in 1786". MORE IMAGES ATTACHED TO THIS LISTING. POSTAGE AT COST.

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        Paradise Lost

      [London]:: [Printed for J. and R. Tonson and S. Draper. 1746]. hardcover. 1. First volume of two. Small 12mo. [32 of 34?], 196 pp. Vignette at dedication page; lacks title-page and frontispiece portrait (supplied in photocopy facs.). Modern full navy blue morocco. Page xiii signed in ink by “Blackburn” (18th century hand). Fine. . THE FORE-EDGE PAINTING HIDDEN UNDER THE GOLD SHOWS AN EROTIC SCENE OF A DOG LAPPING A NUDE WOMAN, LYING DOWN, WITH HER BACKSIDE SHOWING. Likely painted after 1940. Dedicated to “To the Right Honorable John Lord Sommers Baron of Eversham.”

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        Essai sur les Probabilités de la Durée de la Vie Humaine

      Paris: H.L. Guerin & L.F. Delatour, 1746 Book. Fine. Hardcover. 1st Edition. 4to - over 9¾ - 12" tall. Essai sur les Probabilités de la Durée de la Vie Humaine; d'où l'on déduit la maniere de déterminer les Rentes viageres, tant simples qu'en Tontines: Précédé d'une courte Explication sur les Rentes à terme, ou Annuités... Paris: Guerin Bros., 1746. Finely engraved arms in vignette at head of dedication. 22 Tables in the text. vi, [2], 132, [32], i-xxii, [1] pp. [bound with]: IDEM. Addition a l'Essai sur les Probabilités de la Durée de la Vie humaine... avec quelques Listes ou Ordres de mortalité du genre humaine. Paris: H.L. Guerin & L.F. Delatour, 1760. [5], 5-32 pp., 1 folding table. [bound with]: (-). [Drop-title]: Objections faites à M. Deparceiux... sur son Livre des Probabilités de la durée de la vie humaine; avec les réponses à ces objections. 16 pp. Large 4to. [Paris: 1746]. Large 4to. (258 x 192 mm), contemporary mottled calf, spine nicely gilt, red morocco lettering piece to spine, marbled endpapers, red edges (top cover hinge cracked but tight, corners bumped). Interior bright, clean and unfoxed, first and last blanks present. A beautiful, wide margined copy in very good condition, the prinicipal work printed on strong paper. Complete. --- Coquelin et Guillaumin, I, p. 550 ; Einaudi, 1529 ; Garrison-Morton, 1691.1, Smith, History of Mathematics, II, p. 530; D.S.B., IV, pp. 38-39. - One of the First Statistical Works of its Kind" First editions, complete with the exceedingly rare Addition published fourteen years later, and very pretty copies of this notable works in the history of statistics bound together. Deparcieux (1703-68), was a maker of sundials at Paris and the author of several other interesting mathematical works. "After long investigations of tontines, individual families, and religious communities, Deparcieux published his results in the famous Essai sur les probablités..., one of the first statistical works of its kind. It consists of treatises on annuities, mortality, and life annuities. Deparcieux showed a real progress in his theoretical explanation of the properties of the tables of mortality. His tables were for a long time the only ones on life expectancies in France, - "Deparcieux was the first to construct correct life tables." Smith, History of Mathematics, II, p. 530..

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        THE ART OF ANGLING IMPROVED, in all its parts, Especially Fly-Fishing:

      Worcester, printed by M. Olivers, no date 1746.. Containing A particular Account of the several Sorts of Fresh-Water Fish, with their most proper Baits. Also The Names, Colors, and Seasons of all the most Useful Flies. With Directions for Making each Fly . FIRST EDITION, [circa 1746]. Small 8vo, bound in 4s, approximately 145 x 95 mm, 5¾ x 3½ inches, LACKS 2 LEAVES AT END, PAGES 91-94. Pages : [4], 1-95, (1-90, 95), head- and tailpieces, first initial historiated, bound in green roan, gilt lettering and decoration to spine, gilt rules to edges of covers, all edges gilt, marbled endpapers. Old ink name to title page, not affecting text, book-plate to first pastedown with the same name. Text nice and clean, lacking 2 leaves as already mentioned, a very good copy. See Bibliotheca Piscatoria by Westwood & Satchell, pages. 39-40; "The first edition appeared in the name of Richard Bowlker but in the second edition Charles Bowlker seems to lay claim to the work". MORE IMAGES ATTACHED TO THIS LISTING.

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        Opuscula Varii Argumenti, I-III

      Berlin: A. Haude & J.C. Spener, 1746-50-51. First edition. First edition of this collection of tracts which contains the first printing of Euler&#146;s major treatise on the theory of light and colors <i>Nova theoria lucis et colorum</i>. According to Casper Hakfoort the wave-particle duality debate in optics really began with Euler&#146;s publication of this work.<br/><br/> & & &#147;When Leonhard Euler published his treatise &#145;Nova theoria lucis et colorum&#146; (A new theory of light and colours) in 1746, he made a contribution to the medium tradition in physical optics that was without parallel in the eighteenth century. The &#145;Nova theoria&#146; constitutes the most lucid, comprehensive, and systematic medium theory of that century. The significance of Euler&#146;s theory can be gauged partly from the fact that it was so widely discussed. No earlier attempts to provide an alternative to the theories developing within the emission tradition had stimulated pens to the same extent as Euler&#146;s &#145;Nova theoria&#146;. It is remarkable that a relatively short treatise published as part of a collection of articles on a range of subjects created such resonances, and all the more so when we compare this reaction with the limited response to Huygens&#146; <i>Traité</i> - a complete book - and with the way in which Johann II Bernoulli&#146;s prize essay was virtually ignored.&#148; (Hakfoort, Optics in the Age of Euler, p. 72, Cambridge University Press, 1995). <br/><br/>& & The &#145;Nova theoria&#146; is pp. 169-244 of volume 1. There are twelve further tracts by Euler (on astronomy, magnetism, electricity, mathematics, and physics) in the three volumes all of which, except one, are published here for the first time. The Eneström numbers are 86-91; 151-154; 109,173-174. <br/><br/> & & Honeyman 1064; Wheeler Gift 366.& 4to (220 x 178 mm), three volumes bound in one contemporary half calf over marbled boards, upper part of front outer hinge starting, some smudging to the upper part of the first title, pp [ii] [1] 2-300 and 6 plates; [ii] [1] 2-166 and 1 plate; [ii] [1] 2-165 and 5 plates. A very good and relatively clean copy of this book which is usually quite browned.

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        OPUSCULA VARII ARGUMENTI

      .Berolini [i.e. Berlin]: Sumtibus Ambr. Haude & Jo. Carol. Speneri, 1746 I. Solutio problematis mechanici de motu corporum tubis mobilibus inclusorum./ II. Nova tabulae astronomicae motuum solis ac lunae./ III. Nova theoria lucis et colorum./ IV. De perturbatione motus planetarum a resistentia aetheris orta./ an materiae facultas cogitandi tribui possit? VI. Recherches sur la nature des moindres particules des corps. 300pp., six (6) folding plates situated at the rear, bound in full contemporary mottled calf, raised bands, red morocco label, gilt within one compartment, others lavishly gilt; marbled endpapers, all edges red. Booksellers&#146; ticket "Mrs. Courcier, Paris". Upper board just a bit bowed with short splits at head and foot of upper joint, text lightly toned with some spots of foxing. Edges rubbed with corners a bit worn. In all, a very good copy of the first volume to be published. Two other volumes were later published in 1750-51. Euler was a Swiss mathematician who was tutored by Johann Bernoulli. He worked at the Petersburg Academy and Berlin Academy of Science. He had a phenomenal memory, and once did a calculation in his head to settle an argument between students whose computations differed in the fiftieth decimal place. Euler lost sight in his right eye in 1735, and in his left eye in 1766. Nevertheless, aided by his phenomenal memory (and having practiced writing on a large slate when his sight was failing him), he continued to publish his results by dictating them. He won the Paris Academy Prize 12 times. Euler systematized mathematics by introducing new mathematical symbols and with major contributions in optics, mechanics, electricity, and magnetism. Euler was the most prolific mathematical writer of all times finding time (even with his 13 children) to publish over 800 papers in his lifetime. In a testament to Euler&#39;s proficiency in all branches of mathematics, the great French mathematician and celestial mechanic Pierre Laplace told his students, "Read Euler, read Euler, he is our master in everything". [Eric Weisstein]. First Edition. Quarto.

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        Traite du Navire, de sa Construction, et de ses Mouvemens

      Paris., 1746.. b/w folding plates. engraved chapter head. &#147;First edition of the first treatise on naval architecture written on a scientific basis.&#148; Horblit sale, 153. According to the Scott catalog, Bouguer knew his stuff. &#147;He succeeded his father as professor of hydrography ... in 1713. In 1730 he was appointed professor of hydrography at Havre. In 1735 he accompanied Charles Marie de La Condamine on a scientific expedition to Peru...&#148; He was awarded several prizes by the Academie Royale des Sciences for his work in mathematics and navigation. Bouguer was one of the first to investigate mathematical principles as related to shipbuilding, and devised methods for calculating displacement and stability. Scott 256. Polak 1050. Contemporary mottled calf, spine gilt, joints worn but attached, quite an attractive copy.

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        [Hesychiou Lexikon]. = Hesychii Lexicon, cum notis doctorum virorum integris, vel editis antehac, nunc auctis & emendatis, Hadr. Junii, Henr. Stephani, Jos. Scaligeri ... etc., vel ineditis Henr. Valesii, Dan. Heinsii, Phil. Jac. Maussaci ... etc., in primis Ludolphi Kusteri, Tiber. Hemsterhusii ... etc., praeter selectas Jo. Jensii, Dan. Wilh. Trilleri ... etc., ex autographis partim recensuit, partim nunc primum edidit, suasque animadversiones perpetuas adjecit Joannes Alberti ... cum ejusdem prolegomenis, et adparatu hesychiano

      Lugduni Batavorum: apud Samuelem Luchtmans, et filium. 1746-66. 2 volumes, large folio, pp. [12], xl, [76], 1758 columns; [2], xiii, [1], 1604 [i.e. 1602] columns, [44] index; (cols. 1515-1516 omitted in pagination), engraved frontis portrait of Johannes Alberti, signed "F. Decker pinx. 1742. Excudit Samuel Luchtmans. I. Houbraken sculps. 1745", title-p. printed in red and black, vignette title device of S. Luchtmans; Greek text printed in double columns with Latin apparatus at bottom; bound without the half-titles in full contemporary diced russia, central panel ruled in gilt and surrounded by double gilt rules and blindstamped borders, marbled edges; the whole neatly rebacked, gilt lettering direct on gilt-decorated spines; some rubbing at the edges of the covers, else very good and sound. Vol. II has imprint: Lugduni Batavorum, apud Samuelem et Joannem Luchtmans. Vol. II was edited by David Ruhnkenius. Hesychius of Alexandria likely belongs to the 5th century B.C. "A Greek dictionary containing a copious list of peculiar words, forms and phrases, with an explanation of their meaning, and often with a reference to the author who used them, or to the district of Greece where they were current" (EB-11). "He is of the greatest value for the study of Greek dialects and the interpretation of inscriptions" (OCD). Brunet III, 146.

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        Planiglobii Terrestris. Mappa Universlis Utrumq Hemisphaerium Orient et Occidentale repraesentans Ex IV. Mappis generalibus, Hasianis composite et adjectis ceteris hemisphaerus designate a G. M. Lowizio Excudentibus Homan Heredibus. Cum Priv. S. Coes. Maj A. MDCCXXXXVI - Mappe Monde qui represente les deux Hemispheres savoir celui de l'Orient et celui de l'Occident tir?e des quatre Cartes generales de Seu M. le Prosess. Hasius, dress?e par M. G. M. Lowitz, et publi?e par les Heritiers de Homann. Avec Priv. de S. Maj Imper. L'An 1746.

      Norimberga, 1746. Incisione in rame, colore d'epoca, cm 52,2 x 59,6 ca. (alla lastra). Carta terrestre, raffigurante il mondo diviso nei due emisferi che occupano il centro del programma, arricchiti da quattro pi? piccole proiezioni polari, ossia quattro pi? piccoli globi che mostrano le varie viste della terra dal polo nord e dal polo sud, e da due piccoli schemi celesti che descrivono l'asse della terra rispetto al sole. La California non ? pi? descritta come isola, sia l'Australia che la nuova Zelanda sono incomplete e Yedo ? indicato come un componente dell'Asia del Nord. Questa carta, doppiamente titolata, ? ornata da due cartigli altamente decorativi, posti in alto, ciascuno dei quali contiene un titolo, in quello a sn. quello in latino, in quello a ds. quello in francese. Inoltre include una chiave coloristica che assegna un colore a ciascuna delle principali religioni occidentali e l'inclusione di questo colouring specifico conferisce alla carta, rispetto a quelle generalmente pi? semplici prodotte dagli Homann, un carattere di ulteriore fascino, dal momento che identifica la religione prominente dell'area interessata (Cfr. Moreland e Bannister). Esemplare, con minime sgualciture nella parte bs. della brachetta, peraltro in bella coloritura e in bello stato di conservazione.

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        Wästgötha och bahusländska resa förrättad år 1742. Med anmärkningar uti historia naturali, physique, medicine, oeconomie, antiquiteter etc.

      Jemte nödige figurer. Sthlm, L. Salvius, 1746. 8:o. (8),304,1-14,(2) s. Med flera träsnitt i texten. Hårt nött samtida hfrbd med upphöjda bind och stänkta snitt. En tvärsgående reva i skinnet i översta ryggfältet. Snedläst. Insidan av främre pärmen och titelbladet med gammalt bläckkludd. Genomgående småsolkig, fläckig och med gamla förstrykningar. Titelbladet och s. (7) har gamla lagningar i inre och nedre marginalen. Fuktfläckar på de inledande opaginerade sidorna och på s. 81-96, 115-28, 147-60 och 241-56. Med Anna Fodins och Karl Torins namnteckningar samt Beda Larssons exlibris.. Bring Itineraria svecana 150. Warmholtz Bibliotheca historica Sueo-Gothica 278. Sallander Litteratur om Västergötland 484. Aberstén & Tiselius Göteborgs och Bohus län 198. Aberstén Bibliographia Gothoburgensis 163. Bördh Dalslandslitteratur 1511. Teijler Litteratur om Örebro län 6594a. Krok Svensk botanisk litteratur 3. Hebbe Den svenska lantbrukslitteraturen 334. Linnélärjungen Pehr Kalms (1716-79) klassiska arbete innehåller förutom en resebeskrivning även en mängd uppgifter om botanik och lanthushållning. Resan företogs på uppdrag av Kalms mecenat Sten Carl Bielke

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        Opuscula Varii Argumenti, I-III.Berlin: A. Haude & J.C. Spener, 1746-50-51. First edition.

      First edition of this collection of tracts which contains the first printing of Euler's major treatise on the theory of light and colors <i>Nova theoria lucis et colorum</i>. According to Casper Hakfoort the wave-particle duality debate in optics really began with Euler's publication of this work.<br/><br/> "When Leonhard Euler published his treatise 'Nova theoria lucis et colorum' (A new theory of light and colours) in 1746, he made a contribution to the medium tradition in physical optics that was without parallel in the eighteenth century. The 'Nova theoria' constitutes the most lucid, comprehensive, and systematic medium theory of that century. The significance of Euler's theory can be gauged partly from the fact that it was so widely discussed. No earlier attempts to provide an alternative to the theories developing within the emission tradition had stimulated pens to the same extent as Euler's 'Nova theoria'. It is remarkable that a relatively short treatise published as part of a collection of articles on a range of subjects created such resonances, and all the more so when we compare this reaction with the limited response to Huygens' <i>Traité</i> - a complete book - and with the way in which Johann II Bernoulli's prize essay was virtually ignored." (Hakfoort, Optics in the Age of Euler, p. 72, Cambridge University Press, 1995). <br/><br/> The 'Nova theoria' is pp. 169-244 of volume 1. There are twelve further tracts by Euler (on astronomy, magnetism, electricity, mathematics, and physics) in the three volumes all of which, except one, are published here for the first time. The Eneström numbers are 86-91; 151-154; 109,173-174. <br/><br/> Honeyman 1064; Wheeler Gift 366.. 4to (220 x 178 mm), three volumes bound in one contemporary half calf over marbled boards, upper part of front outer hinge starting, some smudging to the upper part of the first title, pp [ii] [1] 2-300 and 6 plates; [ii] [1] 2-166 and 1 plate; [ii] [1] 2-165 and 5 plates. A very good and relatively clean copy of this book which is usually quite browned

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        Bibliothecae Historicae (Greek a. Latin) Libri qui supersunt, interprete Laurentio Rhodomano ad Fidem Mss. recensuit Petrus Wesselingius, atque Henr. Stephani, Laur. Rhodomani, Fulvii Ursini, Henr. Valesii, Jacobi Palmerii & suas adnotationes, cum Indicibus locupletissimis, adjecit. Tomus I-II (all).

      Amsterdam, Jacob Westenius, 1746. Folio. (41X28 cm.). Bound in 2 sprinckled hcalf from ab. 1850. Titlelabels in leather on backs. Engraved allegorical frontispiece. Engraved portrait (of P. Wesseling). 2 large engraved titlevignettes. (38),731,(7);(4),666,(104) pp. A few leaves at ends slightly browned. A few scattered brownspots, otherwise fine and clean printed on good paper. With Greek and Latin text in double-columns.. This World History, written ab. 60-30 B.C., in 40 Books from the earliest times to Caesar's Gallic War, gives valuable information on the history and geography of Ancient Egypt, Mesopotamia, India, Schytia, Arabia, North Africa, Greece and Europe. He called his work "Bibliothecae", indicating that he drew from many sources. - "The splendour and critical excellence of all former editions, says Harley, are eclipsed by this of Peter Wesseling, which contains every thing to be found in preceding ones; and besides a learned preface, useful notes, and various illustrations of the author, presents us with the readings of better MSSS., and very full and perfect indexes: in the preface there is a minute and learned account of MSS. and editions."(Dibdin I:p. 497). - Brunet II:716 - Graesse II: 396

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        The Antient and Present State of the County and City of Waterford: being a natural, civil, ecclesiastical, historical and topographical description thereof. Illustrated By Remarks made on the Baronies, Parishes, Towns, Villages, Mountains, Rivers, Medicinal Waters, Fossils, Animals and Vegetables; with some Hints relating to Agriculture and other Useful Improvements. With several Notes and Observations. Together with new and correct maps of the City and County; and embellished with Perspective Views of the City of Waterford, and of the Towns of Lismore and Dungarvan. Published with the approbation of the Physico-Historical Society.

      Dublin: Printed by A. Reilly for the Author, 1746.. First edition, xvi, [11], 26-376, [6]pp., large engraved folding map, and five engraved folding views, all plates clean and bright, some light offset browning from turn-ins, cont. calf, slightly rubbed, a couple of nicks to head of spine otherwise a nice copy in a contemporary binding.Charles Smith, MD (1715-1762) was one of Ireland&apos;s earliest topographers and county historians as well as being a physician. Having worked on his histories of Down (1744) & Waterford (1746) he then went on to issue the history of the County and City of Dublin, first published in 1750 with this second edition appearing in 1774. This was then followed by a history of County Kerry published in 1756. Without the 4 page appendix which should have been inserted at page 99, but came too late, and includes additional subscribers and errata. The engraved plates include: Large folding map of the County of Waterford, folding map of the City of Waterford, large folding South prospect of Waterford, large folding North prospect of Lismore, large folding North East prospect of the Town of Dungarvan, engraved view of the Steeple of Carrick Beg.

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        Herodiani Historie udi otte Bøger, Oversat paa Dansk Efter Den Græske Original.

      Med en Curieuse Forberedelse. Kbhvn. 1746. (30)+392 s. Indbundet i smukt samtidigt spejlbind med rygforgyldning.. Ehr.-M. I,373. Paul Johansen 25,1

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        An Essay on Electricity: Being an Enquiry into the Nature, Cause and Properties thereof, On the Principles of Sir Isaac Newton's Theory of Vibrating Motion, Light and Fire... With some Observations relative to the Uses that may be made of this Wonderful Power of Nature.

      Bath: Printed for the Author 1746.. First edition, 8vo, 40 pp. Some foxing. Recently bound in black full morocco, gilt titled to upper cover. A mathematician and scientific instrument maker, Martin wrote widely on many subjects and was a champion of Newton's theories. His 12 electrical "phænomena" and 42 experiments concern induction and thereof; and comparisons are made to lightning. A scarce work. Wheeler Gift I 327. Wellcome IV p64.

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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 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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        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. Samtida helt kalvskinnband, rikt gulddekorerad rygg. Ryggen och yttre falsar något nötta. Pärmar med yttre förgylld ram, inre blindpressade ramar (spegeltyp). Blindpressad dekor på pärmarnas kanter. Två små insektsskador på bakre pärm i nedre kant. Marmorerade snitt och marmorerade försättsblad. Delvis med smal bläckrand (2 mm) i övre kant första 20 sidor samt på kartan. Pappersförlust i marginalen sidan 95/96. Delvis med brunfläckar. Namnteckning och tillskrift på främre pärms spegel. Namnteckning på dedikationsblad. 18 x 11 cm

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        Bibliotheca Legum: Or, A new and compleat List of All the Common and Statute Law Books of this Realm . . . giving an Acconnt [sic] of their several Editions, Dates, and Prices, and wherein they differ. The Sixth Edition, with Improvements

      A rare early edition of Worrall's seminal bibliography of English law, half again as large as its immediate predecessor, with Worrall's cogent observations and comparison of editions sprinkled throughout; two copies in RLIN, not in the BL or Harvard. Modern cloth, some dustiness and markings, but a good usable copy. Printed for J. Worrall, in Bell-Yard, near Lincoln's Inn, London, 1746.

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        Disquisitionum magicarum libri VI. Quibus continetur accurata curiosarum artium, & vanarum superstionum confutatio. 2 Bde in 1.

      XXVIIII, 1018 S., 1 Bl. und 1 Falttafel. Lederband d. Zt. mit Rückenschild und reicher Rückenverg. 25 x 18,5 cm. De Backer-Sommervogel II, 1900; Koch: Jesuitenlexikon 384: "... hat diese Schrift Del Rios verhängnisvoll zur Begünstigung der Hexenprozesse beigetragen." Spätere Ausgabe. "Del Rio war vor seinem Eintritt in den Jesuiten-Orden eines der blutdürstigsten Mitglieder des vom Herzog Alba in Flandern eingerichteten Obergerichtes. Er berichtet über die Art der Folterungen in Hexenprozessen und die Rolle welche die Priester in ihnen spielten" (Ackermann, Kat. Geheim Wiss. I, 506). - Etwas beschabt Gutes, nur geringfügig gebräuntes Exemplar.

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        Voyage d'italie... edition augmentee de remarques nouvelles et interessantes. a amsterdam et se vend a paris, chez claude lamesle, 1746.

      Quattro volumi di cm. 16,5, pp. 1.500 ca. complessive. Frontespizi in rosso e nero, antiporta figurata al primo volume e 76 tavole incise in rame, molte delle quali ripiegate fuori testo. Legatura coeva in piena pelle, dorsi a piccoli nervi con titoli e ricchi fregi in oro, tagli rossi e sguardie marmorizzate. Piccoli segni d'uso e ritocco ad una cuffia, un paio di strappi (senza danno) alle carte ripiegate, ma bell'esemplare, fresco e ben conservato. Certamente di una delle più classiche descrizioni dell'Italia del tempo, abbondantemente celebrata dalle bibliografie tematiche. Si dice che fu la guida preferita per Goethe, De Brosses e Montesquieu nelle loro peregrinazioni italiane.

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        Prints. King Charles I. and the Heads of the Noble Earls, Lords, and others, who suffered for their Loyalty in the Rebellion and Civil-Wars of England. With their Characters engraved under each Print, extracted from Lord Clarendon. Taken from Original Pictures of the greatest Masters, many of them Sir Anthony Vandyke&apos;s, and all the Heads accurately engraved by Mr Geo. Vertue...

      London: Printed and Published according to Act of Parliament, for C. Davis; S. Austen; and W. H. Toms, 1746.. First edition, large folio, [2], 2pp., without the list of subscribers, engraved frontispiece and 10 engraved plates with a total of 26 portraits of royalists, letter-press title and preface, some minor spotting and light browning but overall the plates are very clean and bright, expertly rebound in cont. style calf calf, marbled boards, red morocco spine label, an attractive copy.Rare: ESTC locates only three copy in the UK (all at Oxford) and four copies in North America. A reason for the scarcity of the complete volume may be found in a note on the title page, which advises that: "As these Prints are an agreeable Ornament for Rooms, they may be had of the Proprietors in neat black Frames and Glasses". Vertue&apos;s parents had served in the court of the exiled James II, and the publication of this volume in praise of loyal servants to the Stuart crown in the year of Culloden may well suggest Jacobite sympathies. This may be signalled by couplet from Pope quoted in the frontispiece: "Rich Industry Sat Smiling on the Plain | And Peace, and Plenty, told a Stuart&apos;s reign."

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        Sammlung unterschiedlicher bewährter Chymischer Schriften..Hand der Philosophen, Opus Saturni, Opera Vegetabilia, Opus Minerale, Cabala, de Lapide Philosophico, nebst einem Tractat von der Irrgängen derer Alchymisten, Auctoris incerti, neie und verbesserte Auflage, mit gehörigem Fleise übersehen, und mit einem Verzeichnüs derer in jeglichem Tractat befindlichen wightigsten Materien vermehret,..

      Wien, Joh. Paul Krauss, 1746. Contemp. hcalf, gilt back. Titlelabel in leather on back. Corners a bit bumped and light scratching to back. Title in red/black. (16),762 pp., woodcuts in the text and 12 (of 16) engraved plates showing chemical apparatus. Upper right corner of titlepage weak, but without loss. In general clean with only a few scattered brownspots.. First edition of the collected works of Holland's alchymistic treatises. - Ferguson I: p.413 with the same collation as this with 129-138 dropped, but collation complete, and 224-5 doubled. - Partington II:p.206. - Not in Duveen. - Neville I:p. 652 (but second edition, 1773 only)

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