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        D'Una Antica Villa Scoperta sul Dosso del Tusculo, e d'un Antico Orologio a Sole tra le Rovine

      In Venezia, Appresso Modesto Fenzo, MDCCXLVI [1746]. Hard Cover. 86, [2] pages, [1] leaf of plates : illustrations ; 25 cm. (quarto). Title continues: "Della Medesima Ritrovato: Dissertazioni Due" The second dissertation is "Dissertazione sopra un'antico oriuolo a solo", pp. [61]-86. Among the objects found in an excavated villa in the city of Tusculum in the Alban Hills was an early "sun clock"; see Grässe, vol. 6 p. 522; Houzeau & Lancaster, Astronomie (1964 ed.) 11633; Riccardi, P. Bib. matematica, vol. 2 column 676; Backer-Sommervogel, vol. 8, col. 1543. Bound with this is another study by the Jesuit Zuzzeri, Sopra Una Medaglia Di Attalo Filadelfo E Sopra Una Parimente. Venezia: Appresso Modesto Fenzo, 1747. 31, [1] p., engraved facsimile of coin. This concerns a coin depicting Attalus II, King of Pergamum, 220 B.C.-130 B.C. First article in Italian; second in French with Italian translation in parallel columns. Cicognara V M 10 (11); 3088. Both books are rare: WorldCat lists only four of the first (two in the US: Brown & Harvard) and only two of the second, both in the UK. Very Good; bound in ¾ vellum & marbled boards, 19th century binding. Stock#OB1038.

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        Souci des jardins. Calendula officinalis. L. [From: Fleurs dessinées d'après nature,... Recueil utile aux amateurs, aux jeunes artistes, aux élèves des écoles centrales et aux dessinateurs des manufactures].[Paris, 1799-1801]. Stipple engraving on unwatermarked wove paper (56 x 36.5 cm), printed in colour à la poupée and finished by hand, of a Calendula officinalis showing two branches with seven flowers and buds in various stages, signed "P.F. Le Grand sculp." In passepartout.

      Van Boven & Segal, Gerard & Cornelis van Spaendonck, pp. 178-184, no. 13a; for the series: Blunt, pp. 175-176; Hunt 673 note; cf. An Oak Spring flora 58, 92 etc. Magnificent illustration of a Calendula officinalis, commonly known as a pot marigold, printed in colour and delicately finished by hand. This flowering plant is probably native to southern Europe, but also found further north in Europe and elsewhere in warm temperate regions. It is originally part of a series of flower prints by Gerard van Spaendonck, the only engraved work published during his lifetime, "entitled Fleurs dessinées d'après Nature, which contains twenty-four magnificent drawings, brilliantly interpreted in stipple by P.F. Le Grand and other engravers. These are probably the finest engravings of flowers ever made" (Blunt) and "they are among the most breath-taking series of plates in the [Hunt] library" (Hunt). The series was originally published in 6 parts with 4 plates and available printed in black, printed in colour, or (as in the present case) printed in colour and finished by hand.Gerard van Spaendonck (1746-1822) was a proponent of the Dutch school of floral painting. He singlehandedly transformed the genre of flower painting in France, where he managed to unite the realism of the Dutch school with the suave elegance of the French school. In 1780 he became Professeur de Peinture de Fleurs at the Jardin des Plantes. Among his many pupils was Pierre Joseph Redouté.A few minor spots and a couple minor restorations along the extremities, otherwise in very good condition.

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        Nachrichten von Island, Grönland und der Strasse Davis, zum wahren Nutzen der Wissenschaften und der Handlung. Mit Kupfern, und einer nach den neuesten und in diesem Werke angegebenen Entdeckungen, genau eingerichteten Landkarte. Nebst einem Vorberichte von den Lebensumständen des Herrn Verfassers.

      Hamburg, Verlegts Georg Christian Grund, 1746. Kobberstukket frontispiece. (30) + 328 + (6) + (2 blank) pp. Engraved frontispiece. 1 folding engraved map. 4 folding engraved plates. Contemporary vellum. Bookplate on front pastdown. Name on frontispiece verso, dated 1746. Occasional light brown spotting. Sabin.

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        THE BOOK OF COMMON PRAYER, and Administration of the Sacraments, and other Rites and Ceremonies of the Church, According to the Use of the church of England: Together with the Psalter, or Psalms of David, Pointed as they are to be sung or said in Churches: and the Form or Manner of Making, Ordaining, and Consecrating of Bishops, Priests, and Deacons.

      Bound in full black calf, gilt. All edges gilt. Quarto. Binding: 25 x 19.5 cm. Name date partly scribbled through; Manuscript prayer to rear endpaper; well-used, having come from a long line of country vicars, with some creasing or corners and edges; gilt worn on fore-edges; binding expertly repaired. A very good copy.

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        Politique du médecin de Machiavel, ou Le chemin de la fortune ouvert aux médecins. Ouvrage réduit en forme de Conseils, par le Docteur Fum-Ho-Ham, & traduit sur l'Original Chinois, par un Nouveau Maître és Arts de St Cosme. Première partie. Qui contient les portraits des plus célèbres médecins de Pékin

      Chez les Frères Bernard 1746 - - Chez les Frères Bernard, à Amsterdam [Lyon] 1746, petit in-8 (12x18,5cm), xxviij ; 64pp., relié. - Édition originale parue anonymement à Lyon et non à Amsterdam comme le stipule la page de titre. La seconde édition parue à la même date chez le même éditeur posséde une pagination différente et un format plus petit (in-12) ; elle ne doit pas être confondue avec la véritable originale (64 pp. pour la nôtre contre 96 pp. pour l'autre). Reliure en plein parchemin. Gardes changées. Il s'agit d'un pamphlet dans lequel l'auteur attaque et ridiculise les principaux médecins de l'époque, et expose les grands traits de sa doctrine matérialiste. Le livre fut condamné à être lacéré et brûlé par arrêt du Parlement du 9 juillet 1746. On oublie trop souvent que La Mettrie fut lui-même médecin militaire avant d'être contraint d'abandonner son poste et de s'expatrier en raison de ses publications. Au travers d'une fiction dans laquelle un voyageur s'embarque pour la Chine pour y étudier la médecine et les médecins chinois, satire de la médecine contemporaine et de ses médecins ; l'ouvrage est censé être une traduction du chinois d'un grand manuscrit de médecine. Toutes les éditions anciennes de ce texte sont aujourd'hui devenues rares. Notre exemplaire présente en marge, à la plume, les « clés » de tous les portraits des prétendus médecins chinois composant l'ouvrage. [AUTOMATIC ENGLISH TRANSLATION FOLLOWS] Genuine Original edition, which differs from that published the same year by the same publisher in its pagination (64pp. For ours against 96pp. For the other). Posterior half vellum, flat spine decorated with a red morocco long piece of handmade paper dishes. xxviij ; 64pp. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Portraits Historiques des Hommes Illustres de Dannemark,

      1746 1746 - Remarquables par leur mérite, leurs charges & leur noblesse, avec leurs tables généalogiques. 1.-6. partie. Med et kobberstukket portræt af forfatteren, 6 titelvignetter, 57 vignetter i teksten, 23 anetavler (størstedelen udfoldelige), samt 24 tavler visende portrætter og prospekter. Eksemplar på tykt skrivepapir indbundet i samtidigt spejlbind af skind, med gulddekorationer på ryg og permer. Bindet slidt med nye skindtitelfelter i gammel stil.With engraved portrait of the author, numerous vignettes, 23 family trees (most of them folding), and 24 plates showing portraits and views. Copy on strong paper bound in contemporary pannelled leather with gold on spine boards. Binding with signs of use and with 2 new title-labels on spine. * En smukt illustreret bog. Blandt adelsfamilier nævnes Brahe, Rantzau og Ulfeldt. En oversættelse til dansk udkom i 1777-79.The illustrations in this, one of the most beautiful Danish books from the 18th century, are by some of the most prolific French, German, Dutch and English artists from the period: L. Tocque, C. Cochin, F. v. Bleyswyk, Jacob Folkema, Sysang, S. Fokke, and others. Among the noble families dealt with can be mentioned: Giedde (especially Admiral Ove Giedde, describing the settlements in Tranquebar on the Malabar coast), Gersdorf, Rantzau, Trolle, Juel (especially Admiral Niels Juel), Krabbe, Rosenkrantz, Ulfeld and Brahe (with a special illustr. section on the famous astronomer Tycho Brahe). Important contribution to the history of the Danish noble families. "I cannot conceal my unqualified admiration of this brilliant, and now scarce, volume; and have spent many an half hour in reading its text, and gazing upon its graphic gems", Dibdin, Library Companion 500. "Cet ouvrage, un de plus beaux livres illustré du XVIIIe siècle est devenu trés rare", F. de Jessen 128. Brunet III,248. Graesse III,315. Bibl. Danica III,937. [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        Portraits Historiques des Hommes Illustres de Dannemark

      Remarquables par leur mérite, leurs charges & leur noblesse, avec leurs tables généalogiques. 1.-6. partie. Med et kobberstukket portræt af forfatteren, 6 titelvignetter, 57 vignetter i teksten, 23 anetavler (størstedelen udfoldelige), samt 24 tavler visende portrætter og prospekter. Eksemplar på tykt skrivepapir indbundet i samtidigt spejlbind af skind, med gulddekorationer på ryg og permer. Bindet slidt med nye skindtitelfelter i gammel stil.With engraved portrait of the author, numerous vignettes, 23 family trees (most of them folding), and 24 plates showing portraits and views. Copy on strong paper bound in contemporary pannelled leather with gold on spine boards. Binding with signs of use and with 2 new title-labels on spine, 1746. En smukt illustreret bog. Blandt adelsfamilier nævnes Brahe, Rantzau og Ulfeldt. En oversættelse til dansk udkom i 1777-79.The illustrations in this, one of the most beautiful Danish books from the 18th century, are by some of the most prolific French, German, Dutch and English artists from the period: L. Tocque, C. Cochin, F. v. Bleyswyk, Jacob Folkema, Sysang, S. Fokke, and others. Among the noble families dealt with can be mentioned: Giedde (especially Admiral Ove Giedde, describing the settlements in Tranquebar on the Malabar coast), Gersdorf, Rantzau, Trolle, Juel (especially Admiral Niels Juel), Krabbe, Rosenkrantz, Ulfeld and Brahe (with a special illustr. section on the famous astronomer Tycho Brahe). Important contribution to the history of the Danish noble families. "I cannot conceal my unqualified admiration of this brilliant, and now scarce, volume; and have spent many an half hour in reading its text, and gazing upon its graphic gems", Dibdin, Library Companion 500. "Cet ouvrage, un de plus beaux livres illustré du XVIIIe siècle est devenu trés rare", F. de Jessen 128. Brunet III,248. Graesse III,315. Bibl. Danica III,937.

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        Odes on Various Subjects

      London: Printed for R. Dodsley and sold by M. Cooper, 1746, 1746. First edition. Foxon, page 871; Hayward 169; NCBEL II, 689. Some light browning and foxing; very good copy.. 4to, modern green half calf, marbled boards, red leather label, gilt decorations and lettering. The first collection of poetry by Joseph Warton (1722-1800), clergyman, poet, and literary critic, 14 odes preceded by the author's "advertisement" in which he states that his collection is an "attempt to bring back poetry into its right channel." The Hayward catalogue adds: "This scarce volume is one of the most interesting precursors of the Romantic Movement."

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        Boslandschap - Egbert van Drielst.

      Boslandschap met herder, een kudde schapen en reizigers, in de achtergrond een kasteel. Tekening met pen en aquarel van de hand van Egbert van Drielst (Groningen 1746 ? Amsterdam 1818).Van Drielst was behangselschilder te Haarlem, waar hij les kreeg van Hendrick de Meyer (zie elders in deze catalogus) en maakte later samen met Jacob Cats (zie ook elders in deze catalogus) in diens behangselfabriek te Amsterdam verschillende fraaie kunstwerken. Zijn bekendheid groeide en werd hij gewaardeerd als man van grote vakbekwaamheid. Als landschapsschilder en ?tekenaar koos hij behalve de omstreken van Haarlem de schilderachtige gehuchten, vlakten en velden van Drenthe. Van Drielst wordt ?de Drentse Hobbema? genoemd.Volgens J. Immerzeel (1842) is Van Drielst ?een der beste landschapschilders der lateren tijd?. ?Zijn compositie is meestal in schilderachtige streken naar het leven genomen, helder en doorgaans goed en natuurlijk van toon voorgesteld en vrij en fiks gepenseeld.?Prijs: ?975,- (incl. lijst).

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        World map - Homann heirs, 1746.

      ?Planiglobii Terrestris Mappa Universalis Utrumqs Hemisphaerium Orient et Occidentale?. Copper engraving published by the Homann heirs of Neuremberg in 1746. Coloured by a later hand. Size: 44,2 x 52,9 cm.Double hemisphere map of the world, with four globes tangential to the hemispheres show earth from various angles in addition to the expected polar views. Two diagrams explain the effect of the Sun on different parts of the world. North America is still blank above California and Hudson Bay is open-ended in the north-west corner. This map blends the science, cartography and art of the day in a most interesting and attractive way.The map was compiled by Johannes Hasius, professor of mathematics at the university of Wittenberg and included the geographical-astronomical observations of Georg Moritz Lowitz. It includes incomplete Australia and New Zealand, a fanciful Northwestern coast of America based upon the early Russian explorations, and mythical images of the Poles.Price: ?1.950,-.

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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 (printer not named), 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, ALL ZOOMABLE. FURTHER IMAGES ON REQUEST. POSTAGE AT COST.

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        Politique du médecin de Machiavel, ou Le chemin de la fortune ouvert aux médecins. Ouvrage réduit en forme de Conseils, par le Docteur Fum-Ho-Ham, & traduit sur l'Original Chinois, par un Nouveau Maître és Arts de St Cosme. Première partie. Qui contient les portraits des plus célèbres médecins de Pékin

      Genuine Original edition, which differs from that published the same year by the same publisher in its pagination (64pp. For ours against 96pp. For the other).Posterior half vellum, flat spine decorated with a red morocco long piece of handmade paper dishes. Chez les Frères Bernard à Amsterdam [Lyon] 1746 petit in-8 (12x18,5cm) xxviij ; 64pp. relié

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        World map - Homann heirs, 1746.

      ?Planiglobii Terrestris Mappa Universalis Utrumqs Hemisphaerium Orient et Occidentale?. Copper engraving published by the Homann heirs of Neuremberg in 1746. Coloured by a later hand. Size: 44,2 x 52,9 cm.Double hemisphere map of the world, with four globes tangential to the hemispheres show earth from various angles in addition to the expected polar views. Two diagrams explain the effect of the Sun on different parts of the world. North America is still blank above California and Hudson Bay is open-ended in the north-west corner. This map blends the science, cartography and art of the day in a most interesting and attractive way.The map was compiled by Johannes Hasius, professor of mathematics at the university of Wittenberg and included the geographical-astronomical observations of Georg Moritz Lowitz. It includes incomplete Australia and New Zealand, a fanciful Northwestern coast of America based upon the early Russian explorations, and mythical images of the Poles.Price: ?1.950,-.

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        Odes on Various Subjects

      London: Printed for R. Dodsley and sold by M. Cooper, 1746 - 4to, modern green half calf, marbled boards, red leather label, gilt decorations and lettering. The first collection of poetry by Joseph Warton (1722-1800), clergyman, poet, and literary critic, 14 odes preceded by the author's "advertisement" in which he states that his collection is an "attempt to bring back poetry into its right channel." The Hayward catalogue adds: "This scarce volume is one of the most interesting precursors of the Romantic Movement." Some light browning and foxing; very good copy. Foxon, page 871; Hayward 169; NCBEL II, 689 [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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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 (printer not named), 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, ALL ZOOMABLE. FURTHER IMAGES ON REQUEST. POSTAGE AT COST.

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        LETTERS AND MEMORIALS OF STATE, in the Reigns of Queen Mary, Queen Elizabeth, King James, King Charles the First

      London; 1746: For T. Osborne. Half-Leather. Folio. In two volumes, portrait frontispiece, (2)pp. subscriber's list, 400pp.; xii, 733pp. errata. Bound in 3/4 contemporary calf over marbled paper covered boards with matching marbled endpapers, all edges marbled. raised bands ruled in gilt, lettering gilt, some scuffing, wear and discoloration to calf, boards rubbed, minor light scattered foxing but mostly clean, early owner's armorial bookplate (Sir Thomas Maryon Wilson, eighth baronet (1800-1869), landowner and thwarted urban developer; Hampstead Heath). containing the ancient state of Ireland; with characters and private memoirs; also, the ancient government of the principality of Wales; the wars between the Spaniards, and the States-General in the Netherlands; negotiations between the courts of England, France, &c.; the intrigues of the several courts of Queen Elizabeth, King James, and King Charles the First; with other remarkable transactions, both at home and abroad, during those times, not hitherto known; faithfully transcribed from the originals . whereunto is added, genealogical and historical observations; also memoirs of the lives and actions of the Sydney's, and their noble ancestors, the Dudley, Earl of Leicester, wrote by Sir Philip Sydney.

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        Nova Anhaltini Principatus Tabula. Colorierter Kupferstich

      Schenkii, Amsterdam, 1746. Ma

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        Nouveau traité des serins de canarie contenant la manière de les élever & les appareiller, pour en avoir de belles races; avec des remarques sur les signes & causes de leurs maladies, & plusieurs secrets pour les guérir... Nouvelle édition, revue, corrigée et augmentée.

      Paris, Saugrain jeune, 1746, in 12, de 2ff., XXI+Vpp., 2ff. de table des chapitres, 209pp., 4ff. de table des matières, 1f. de privilège, 1 planche gravée représentant des cages à oiseaux, et 4 planches de musique gravée dont se 2 dépl., pl. maroquin rouge ancien, dos lisse orné, encadr. de triple filets dorés sur les plats, tranches dorées. Bel exemplaire. Le naturaliste Hervieux de Chanteloup était inspecteur des bois à batir à Paris. Cet ouvrage a été publié pour la première fois en 1705. Cette édition contient aussi l'extrait du Dictionnaire de Trévoux consacré aux serins. C'est à la fin du XVe siècle que le serin vert des Canaries fut introduit auprès de la noblesse, annonçant la naissance d'une passion : l'élevage des oiseaux en cage. Ils étaient d'autant plus attractifs qu'ils chantaient bien. Excellents imitateurs, il était recommandé de leur jouer des airs de musique pour les leur enseigner. On inventa aussi les "serinettes", boîtes à musique dont se servaient leurs propriétaires pour apprendre de nouveaux chants aux oiseaux. Les 4 planches de musique contiennent justement une quinzaine d'airs à jouer sur un flageolet.

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        De natuurlyke historie der insecten.Haarlem and Amsterdam, C.H. Bohn and H. de Wit (vols. 2-4: C.H. Bohn (and son) and H. Gartman), [1765-1788]. 4 volumes (the fourth in 2 parts). Large 4to (27.5 x 21.5 cm). With 3 hand-coloured engraved frontispieces, an engraved author's portrait and 359 hand-coloured engraved plates on 288 leaves, protected by tissue guards. Modern half sheepskin(?) with red 19th-century gold-tooled spine-labels. Nearly wholly untrimmed.

      Hagen II, p. 84; Landwehr, Col. Plates 161; Nissen, ZBI 3467. First Dutch edition of one of the finest works on insects ever produced. The Dutch edition is in many ways preferable over the original German, being on better paper and the plates coloured with much more care. The German original was published in Nuremberg in 1746-1792 as Der monatlich-herausgegeben Insecten-Belustiging. The translator was Rösel's son-in-law, C.F.C. Kleeman, who added considerable supplementary material. It is also said that the plates in this edition were personally hand-coloured by Kleeman and his wife.Most of the works is devoted to butterflies, but it does not limit itself to insects: the third and fourth volumes also treat lobsters, scorpions, polyps and spiders. Many of the tissue guards with Latin names added in manuscript, in a 19th-century hand. Lacks 2 half-titles, 3 part-titles and a "Voorrede", otherwise in good condition. Bindings rubbed, but still in good condition. A beautifully illustrated work on insects with wide margins.

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        SELECT TALES AND FABLES with Prudential Maxims and other Little Lessons of Morality in Prose and Verse Equally Instructive & Entertaining for the use of Both Sexes wherein Their Foibles as well as Beauties are presented to their View in the fairest & most inoffensive point of Light. The Whole embellish'd with Threescore Original Designs, expressive of each Subject, neatly engrav'd on Copper Plates, and publish'd according to Act of Parliament. By B. Cole, Engraver...

      Two volumes bound as one. Emblematical frontispiece; Main title; Volume title. [viii], 80pp. With 30 engravings on 15 pages, extra to pagination. Volume II: Volume Title; iv, 80pp. With 30 engravings on 15 pages, extra to pagination. Contemporary sheep re-backed. 12mo. First edition. There is some minor repaired damage to two leaves of text, and a leaf with a small piece missing from the blank margin; there are a few blank corners lost, and some spotting and staining throughout. Else a very good copy of a very rare and early children's book. Volume one contains six alphabets. ESTC records a copy of 1752 with the second volume dated 1746. Oppenheimer 2292 a later edition.

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        Science Hiéroglyphique ou explication des figures symboliques des anciens, avec differentes devises historiques

      Jean Swart, The Hague 1746 - Later speckled paste paper covers with attractive paste paper endpapers, bookplate. Light uniform browning, scattered foxing - generally quite clean. 45 pages of engravings; 36 plates with 15 medallions each, and nine plates of four each. (4), 128, (8)pp, 45 leaves of plates.Published under a few different titles beginning in 1693. This styled the "derniere edition" Size: Octavo (8vo). Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: Under 1 kilo. Category: Antiquarian & Rare; Inventory No: 046362. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        The National and private advantages of the African trade considered being an enquiry how far it concerns the trading interest of Great Britain Effectually to support and maintain the forts and settlements in Africa belonging to the Royal African Companyandnbspof England

      

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        LETTERS AND MEMORIALS OF STATE, in the Reigns of Queen Mary, Queen Elizabeth, King James, King Charles the First

      London; 1746: For T. Osborne. Half-Leather. Folio. In two volumes, portrait frontispiece, (2)pp. subscriber's list, 400pp.; xii, 733pp. errata. Bound in 3/4 contemporary calf over marbled paper covered boards with matching marbled endpapers, all edges marbled. raised bands ruled in gilt, lettering gilt, some scuffing, wear and discoloration to calf, boards rubbed, minor light scattered foxing but mostly clean, early owner's armorial bookplate (Sir Thomas Maryon Wilson, eighth baronet (1800-1869), landowner and thwarted urban developer; Hampstead Heath). containing the ancient state of Ireland; with characters and private memoirs; also, the ancient government of the principality of Wales; the wars between the Spaniards, and the States-General in the Netherlands; negotiations between the courts of England, France, &c.; the intrigues of the several courts of Queen Elizabeth, King James, and King Charles the First; with other remarkable transactions, both at home and abroad, during those times, not hitherto known; faithfully transcribed from the originals . whereunto is added, genealogical and historical observations; also memoirs of the lives and actions of the Sydney's, and their noble ancestors, the Dudley, Earl of Leicester, wrote by Sir Philip Sydney.

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        Histoire générale des Voyages, ou nouvelle Collection de toutes les Relations de Voyages par Mer et par Terre qui on été publiées jusqu'à present dans les différentes Langues de toutes les Nations connues: contenant ce qu'il y a de plus remarquable, de plus utile et de mieux averé dans les Pays ou les Voyegeurs on penetré...

      chez Didot (Moutardier per l'ultimo volume), 1746. Venti volumi in-quarto (cm. 25,5), pp. 12.000 ca. complessive. Con ritratto dell'autore all'antiporta del primo volume e 595 tavole f.t. incise in rame (di cui molte ripiegate). Solida ed elegante legatura uniforme, strettamente coeva, in piena pelle bazzana, dorsi a nervi con titoli e ricchi fregi in oro. Esemplare genuino ed in ottimo stato di conservazione generale. Si segnalano i seguenti difetti: piccole mancanze limitate a 3/4 cuffie, tarletto al margine bianco di poche carte di due volumi, una gora chiara all'angolo delle prime carte del quattordicesimo volume ed una decina di tavole un po' brunite. Per quanto riguarda la collazione: l'opera è stata minuziosamente controllata e tutti volumi coincidono esattamente con gl'indici delle tavole, con le bibliografie e con i paragoni eseguiti su altri esemplari. Solo il ventesimo ed ultimo volume, che non possiede un indice, si presenta con 8 tavole (7 vedute di cui 5 ripiegate ed una carta geografica - carta dell'isola di Tahiti) ed è verosimilmente privo di 8 ulteriori tavole. Opera di straordinaria bellezza ed importanza, munita di un apparato iconografico ricchissimo composto da carte geografiche e vedute.

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        FAUNA SVECICA Sistens Animalia Sveciae Regni: Quadrupedia, Aves, Amphibia, Pisces, Insecta, Vermes, Distributa per Classes & Ordines, Genera & Species. Cum Differentiis Specierum, Synonymis Autorum, Nominibus Incolarum, Locis Habitationum...

      Lugduni Batavorum: Conradum Wishoff; Georg. Jac. Wishoff, 1746. 28 pages, followed by 411 pages of text including an index. Original 18th century full leather binding is moderately rubbed and worn, remaining intact and attractive except for dark staining to the lower corners of both boards. There is minor discoloration to the edges of the first few pages. Illustrated with a frontisportrait and two fold-out plates. The text is clean and unmarked. The inner front hinge is slightly weakened, and the front blankleaf is lacking. Title continues "...Descriptionibus Insectorum.". First Edition. Hardcover. Very good condition. Octavo (8vo).

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        Traité du Navire, de sa construction et de ses mouvemens

      Jombert, 1746. In -4 grande (cm. 26 x 19), pp. xl - 682 (2). Con 12 tavole fuori testo ripiegate e 4 vignette incise in rame da Chedel. Legatura piena pelle dell'epoca. Dorso a cinque nervi diviso a scomparti con fregi dorati e titoli su tassello. Tagli rossi. Minime bruniture, antica macchia di inchiostro alle tavv. 9 e 11. PRIMA EDIZIONE di questo trattato di architettura navale concepito per su basi scientifiche. L'opera si divide in tre parti, nella prima vengono descritti gli aspetti generali delle imbarcazioni, il secondo riguarda il galleggiamento e la distribuzione dei pesi, e il terzo è dedicato alla manovra e al movimento dei vascelli. Pierre Bouguer (1698 - 1758) fu uno dei più dotti viaggiatori e scienziati del XVIII secolo. Accompagnò La Condamine nel suo viaggio in Perù, dove fu autore di difficili operazioni per la misura di un grado del meridiano. Fu il primo scienziato a studiare l'applicazione dei principi matematici alle costruzioni navali. Rif. Polak, 1050 Poggendorf, I, 254 Maggs, Bibl. Nautica I, 269

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        Opera, cum integris & emendatioribus commentariis Servii, Philargyrii, Pierii [...]

      4 vols., 4to., pp. [lxiv], LXXXII, 519, [i] + 1 plate; [iv], 706 + folding map; [iv], 707, [i]; [iv], 358, [ccclxxviii]. Additional engraved frontispiece to vol.I, signed: 'L.F. D.B. inv.' and 'P. Tanjé sculp. 1744'. Half-title to each volume, title-pages in red and black with engraved printer's device (motto: 'Terar dum prosim'), woodcut initials, engraved head- and tail-pieces, some engraved illustrations in the text. Vol. II: small wax spot to p.73 affecting two words; short pencil note to p.599. Vol. III: Tiny notes in an old hand to p.34 and p.462; a little ink spotting to p.463 but not obscuring text; small ink blot to tail edge, just starting to bleed onto the lower margin from p.673 onwards. Contemporary vellum, titles inked to spines, raised bands, boards blindstamped, edges heavily sprinkled red. Light smudgy marks and a few small stains but a very good, attractive set. Bound uniformly with our stock number 51573, Hemsterhuis' Lucian (1743).'Of this celebrated edition, so well known to the classical world, it would be useless to present the reader with a formal account of the voluminous contents [...] Ernesti has highly extolled the edition, calling it "omnium principem et canonem Virgilii." See his Fabr. B.L. t.i. 357; and Harles, Introd. Lit. Rom. t.ii. 315, which gives a slight but favourable sketch of its contents. It contains the entire amended commentaries of Servius, Philargyrius, and Pierius; with some notes of Fulvious Ursinus, George Fabricius, F. Nansius, Musinius, Tanaquil Faber, and especially of N. Heinsius, which latter are published for the first time: indexes and commentaries also accompany it.' (Dibdin)

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        Autograph letter, signed, to Madame de Chalendray (Caloline Thérèse Jeanne Bordes de Chalendray?)].[Paris], 12 Floréal VI [= 1 May 1798]. 4to. Autograph letter in French, signed, written in brown ink on one side of a single leaf of laid paper.With: [PORTRAIT]. BOILLY, Julien-Léopold. Van Spaendonck, (Gérard) [Paris], [1821?]. Folio. Lithographic portrait on wove paper, mounted on laid paper (ca. 1830?) with a manuscript note at the head.

      - Gerard van Spaendonck (1746-1822), born in Tilburg, studied painting with Harreyns in Antwerp and is known especially for his botanical oil paintings and watercolours. He moved to Paris in 1769 and became a painter of miniatures at the court of Louis XVI. In 1780 he was appointed professor of flower painting at the Jardin du Roi in Paris, which became the Jardin des Plantes at the Muséum Royale d’Histoire Naturelle in 1793, where Spaendonck also helped run the Muséum. At the Jardin he taught the brilliant young botanical painter Pierre-Joseph Redouté, who was to become the most famous flower painter of all time. Van Spaendonck was elected to the Institut Royale de France in 1795. He here writes to Madame de Chalendray, perhaps Caloline Bordes de Chalendray (ca. 1780-ca. 1799), then about eighteen years old and recently married, sending her two tickets for a private viewing of the galleries at the Muséum and (on the same or a different day) to see the elephants. These two Asian elephants, Hans and Parkie, were confiscated by the Revolutionary government from the menagerie of Stadholder Willem V, only about five weeks before the present letter.The portrait of Van Spaendonck, signed "Jul Boilly" (1796-1874), notes that he is a member of the Légion d'Honneur, an honour he received in 1804, but does not note his death in 1822. It has been dated 1821 on grounds unknown to us and cannot be much earlier, given the artist's age.Two edges of the letter reinforced on the back, some wrinkles and old folds, but still in very good condition. A letter from the botanical artist Gérard van Spaendonck, inviting a young lady to see Paris's new elephants.

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        De natuurlyke historie der insecten.Haarlem and Amsterdam, C.H. Bohn and H. de Wit (vols. 2-4: C.H. Bohn (and son) and H. Gartman), [1765-1788]. 4 volumes (the fourth in 2 parts). Large 4to (27.5 x 21.5 cm). With 3 hand-coloured engraved frontispieces, an engraved author's portrait and 359 hand-coloured engraved plates on 288 leaves, protected by tissue guards. Modern half sheepskin(?) with red 19th-century gold-tooled spine-labels. Nearly wholly untrimmed.

      - Hagen II, p. 84; Landwehr, Col. Plates 161; Nissen, ZBI 3467. First Dutch edition of one of the finest works on insects ever produced. The Dutch edition is in many ways preferable over the original German, being on better paper and the plates coloured with much more care. The German original was published in Nuremberg in 1746-1792 as Der monatlich-herausgegeben Insecten-Belustiging. The translator was Rösel's son-in-law, C.F.C. Kleeman, who added considerable supplementary material. It is also said that the plates in this edition were personally hand-coloured by Kleeman and his wife.Most of the works is devoted to butterflies, but it does not limit itself to insects: the third and fourth volumes also treat lobsters, scorpions, polyps and spiders. Many of the tissue guards with Latin names added in manuscript, in a 19th-century hand. Lacks 2 half-titles, 3 part-titles and a "Voorrede", otherwise in good condition. Bindings rubbed, but still in good condition. A beautifully illustrated work on insects with wide margins.

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        Die sieben heiligen Grundsäulen der Ewigkeit und Zeit. In deutlichen Sinnbildern, zum Besten aller Weisheit Suchenden. Nebst dem Brunnen der Weisheit und Erkenntniß der Natur. Den Grundsätzen der wahren Alchemie. Und Vier merkwürdige Briefen eines Adepten [Mutmaßl. Verf.: Antonius a Terra]. Herausgegeben von AdaMah Booz. [VORGEBUNDEN: W. Hutchinson: Der Geist der Maurerey]. [2. Ausg.].

      132 S. [recte 122 Paginierung springt von 23 auf 33, so kmpl.], mit zwei Textholzschnitten, 8, Pappband d. Zt. mit Rückenschild Wolfstieg IV, 10753: "Selten" Slg. du Prel 124 Caillet 1180 (gibt irrtümlich 142 S. an) Brüning 5308. - Der Leipziger Arzt u. Freimaurer Adam Michael (auch Melchior) Birkholz (1746-1818), veröffentlichte auch unter dem Pseudonym "Philovite" u. als "Adamah Booz" noch weitere alchemischtisch-rosenkreuzerische Werke. (Siehe auch: Ferguson I, S.108 Knopp II, S.222ff u. Ferchl S.48). - Es fehlt, wie fast immer, die große "Tabelle", weil sie gesondert geliefert wurde (sie ist auch Wolfstieg unbekannt) zu dieser wurde dem Leser auf S.7 empfohlen: "daß sie der Liebhaber zu seinem Gebrauche unter Glas in Rahmen fassen, und in seinem Oratorio und Laboratorio aufhänge lasse." - VORGEBUNDEN: Der Geist der Maurerey. In moralischen und erläuternden Vorlesungen. Von Wilhelm Hutchinson, Meister der Barnardcastle Loge Konkordia. Aus dem Englischen übersetzt. Erstausg. Berlin, bey Christian Ludwig Stahlbaum, 1780, 220 S., 1 Bl., mit gestoch. Titelvignette, einer Textfig. u. gestoch. Taf. Wolfstieg 21609. - Einband leicht bestossen u. berieben Vorsatzblatt mit kl. Besitzervermerk "Der Geist der Maurerey" mit vielen Anstreichungen in roter Tinte, dazu auch Marginalien u. Randskizzen mit Bleistift beide Titel tlw. braunfleckig, sonst ein gutes Expl.

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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. 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). Fine.

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        Essay d'odontotechnie, ou dissertation sur les dents artificielles. Où l'on démontre que leur usage n'est ni moins commode, ni moins étendu, que celui des dents naturelles.

      Paris, Antoine Boudet, 1746. ____ Seule édition de cet ouvrage rare. Premier livre uniquement consacré aux prothèses dentaires. Publié la même année que la seconde édition du livre de Fauchard, cet ouvrage apporte plusieurs innovations sur celui-ci. Mouton utilise des "calottes d'or", des couronnes, pour protéger les dents. Il est aussi l'inventeur d'une nouvelle méthode pour fixer les dents artificielles à l'aide de ressorts: les "dents à coulisses". Il relate avoir effectué plusieurs transplantations de dents avec succès, ce qui contribua largement à sa renommée en France et en Angleterre. Garrison-Morton 3672-2 : "The first specialized book on dental prosthetics." Guérini pp. 303-304.***** First edition. The first specialized book on dental prosthetics. Garrison-Morton 3672-2. In-12. [160 x 95 mm] Collation : XI, (1), 162, (4) pp. Demi-basane noire, dos orné, tranches marbrées. (Reliure de la fin du XVIIIe ou du début du XIXe.).

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        Angola, Histoire Indienne. Ouvrage sans vrai-semblance.

      "Agra" (Paris): avec Privilege du Grand Mogol, 1746. Two volumes in one, octavo; in contemporary French mottled calf, spine gilt, crimson label. First edition: a popular and often reprinted satire on Parisian manners, set in the Indies, in a "fertile land now known to geographers despite being missed by Strabo and Ptolemy" ('une contrée fertile des grandes Indes, dont l'extrême exactitude de nos Géographes modernes, est parvenue, en dépit de Strabon & de Ptolomée... ').La Morlière (1719-85), musketeer, member of the Order of Christ, and bon vivant, was famous for his lengthy involvement with French theatre, particularly through his links with Voltaire. Before he found his niche in the theatre, he wrote several rather licentious novels, in particular Angola, which was held up by contemporaries such as Édouard Thierry as 'le roman du siècle, le livre des jolis boudoirs, le manuel charmant de la conversation à la mode'. The setting for the novel in the Indies allows Morlière broad scope for satire, especially in his depiction of the just king Erzeb-can's marriage to Princesse Arsenide, darling of the world of luminous fairies on the 'côte gauche'. Most of the tale is devoted to the adventures of their child Prince Angola, who travels throughout the Indies and Arabia. Some spots, a few bumps but a very good copy.

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        Traité du castor, dans lequel on explique la nature, les propriétés & l'usage médico-chymique du castoreum dans la médecine. Augmenté des observations de cet auteur, & de plusieurs autres médecins célèbres, de l'histoire des maladies dont on n'avait point encore parlé, & d'un grand nombre de découvertes, par Jean Francus.

      Paris, Durand, 1746. ____ Première édition en français. L'ouvrage traite principalement des vertus pharmacologiques provenant du castor et particulièrement du castoreum. Illustré par trois planches gravées montrant un castor et ses particularités anatomiques. L'ouvrage a été publié par Johan Francus [Mueller] , après la mort de l'auteur, à partir d'un manuscrit "enseveli dans la poussière depuis plus de quarante ans" (Préface). Johan Francus a ajouté de très longues notes. Traduction de Marc Antoine Eidous. On trouve en début de volume un "Extrait d'une lettre de Mr Sarrasin, médecin du roi en Canada, touchant l'anatomie du Castor." Les papiers des plats ont été restaurés. *****. In-12. [176 x 100 mm] Collation : (2), LX, 280, (4), IV pp., 3 planches h.-t. dépliantes. Demi-basane rouge à coins, dos à nerfs. (Reliure de l'époque.).

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        Idea de una Nueva Historia General de la Am�rica Septentrional. Fundada sobre material copioso de figuras, Symbols, Caracteres, Geroglifcos, Cantares, y Manuscritos de Autores Indios, ultimamente descubiertos

      Madrid: En la Imprenta de Juan de Zuniga, 1746. [xxxvi]+167+[viii]+96 pages. Octavo (8 1/4" x 6 1/4") bound in full leather with decorative gilt and lettering to spine. From the library of George M Foster. 1st edition.Lorenzo Boturini Benaducci, born in Italy of noble parentage, studied in Milan and lived in Trieste and Vienna. He was a knight of the Holy Roman Empire. Forced to flee Austria because of the war with Spain, Boturini arrived in Spain via England and Portugal. In Madrid he met the Condesa de Santibáñez, oldest daughter of the Condesa de Moctezuma. The mother authorized him to collect a pension due her, as a descendant of the Aztec Emperor Moctezuma II, from the royal treasury in New Spain. Boturini went to New Spain in 1736, where he remained eight years. During those years he assembled a vast collection of paintings, maps, manuscripts and native codices. He copied more than 500 pre-Columbian inscriptions and made his own drawings of monuments and sculptures, and he investigated the history of the apparition of the Virgin of Guadalupe on the hill of Tepeyac. He traveled widely and on his travels brought together the largest collection of Mexican antiquities assembled to that time by a European. Not only did he intend to write the history of the Virgin of Guadalupe, but he also had plans to crown her image with a gold crown. For that purpose he sought donations from the bishops and from the public. This brought him to the attention of the colonial government, which was suspicious of the motives of a foreigner making this proposal. On June 2, 1743 after an investigation, the recently arrived viceroy, Pedro Cebrián y Agustín, had him imprisoned and impounded his collection. He was accused of entering New Spain without license from the Council of the Indies and of introducing papal documents without a royal permit. After eight months in prison, Boturini was sent to Spain. He fell into the hands of pirates, who eventually released him at Gibraltar. From there he traveled to Madrid, in miserable conditions. In Madrid he met Mariano Fernández de Echeverría y Veytia, another passionate collector of Indian antiquities. Fernández de Echeverría y Veytia offered Boturini a place to live and financial support, and got the Council of the Indies to reconsider his case. Boturini was absolved. The king named him royal chronicler of the Indies, ordered that his collection be returned to him, and extended an invitation for him to return to New Spain. Boturini, however, declined to return to New Spain, and his collection was never restored. It appears that he was granted recompense and a stipend to work on his projected history of the colony. In Madrid he wrote a history of ancient Mexico, unpublished at the time of his death in 1753. The library at the Basílica de Nuestra Señora de Guadalupe is named for him. The Boturini Collection was formed between 1735 and 1743, to serve as the basis of a projected Historia de América Septentrional. It consisted of many valuable documents, the majority of them of Indian provenance. Among these were hieroglyphic paintings that had belonged to Juan de Alva Ixtlilxochitl, a descendant of the rulers of Texcoco. Ixtlilxotchitl bequeathed these documents to Carlos de Sigüenza y Góngora. The collection was confiscated by Viceroy Pedro Cebrián y Agustín at the time of Boturini's arrest in 1743. It was deposited in the office of the secretary of the viceroyalty. The documents were neglected there for years and suffered considerable pilferage. The subsequent viceroy, Juan Francisco de Güemes, 1st Count of Revillagigedo, granted the historian and antiquary Fernández de Echeverría y Veytia (Boturini's friend from Madrid) the paintings and documents he solicited for his own studies. On Fernández de Echeverría y Veytia's death, they passed to Antonio de León y Gama. He died in 1802, and the collection passed to his heirs. Shortly thereafter, 16 paintings were obtained by Alexander von Humboldt during his visit to Mexico in 1802-03. He published them in Vues des cordillères et monuments des peuples indigènes d'Amérique. The originals of these are now in the Berlin State Library. Part of the remainder of the collection may have passed to Father José Pichardo, an amateur antiquarian. Joseph Alexis Aubin, beginning in 1827 or shortly thereafter, obtained important parts of the collection from a variety of sources. He sold his collection to Eugène Goupil, who was of French and Mexican descent. This part of the collection passed by donation or purchase to the National Library in Paris, where it remains, under the name Aubin-Goupil Collection.George McClelland Foster, Jr born in Sioux Falls, South Dakota, on October 9, 1913, died on May 18, 2006, at his home in the hills above the campus of the University of California, Berkeley, where he served as a professor from 1953 to his retirement in 1979, when he became professor emeritus. His contributions to anthropological theory and practice still challenge us; in more than 300 publications, his writings encompass a wide diversity of topics, including acculturation, long-term fieldwork, peasant economies, pottery making, public health, social structure, symbolic systems, technological change, theories of illness and wellness, humoral medicine in Latin America, and worldview. The quantity, quality, and long-term value of his scholarly work led to his election to the National Academy of Sciences in 1976. Virtually all of his major publications have been reprinted and/or translated. Provenance from the executor of Foster's library laid in.Condition:Lacks Foster's stamp or date of purchase. some damp stains to end papers, neat old marginalia in Spanish to back end paper, worm hole ant head and heal of spine going through spine, extremities bumped and rubbed, old owner's label to front paste down, 1" chip at back head hinge, and name to front end paper, scuffed else a good copy of a rare item.

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        Essai sur les Probabilités de la Durée de la Vie Humaine....

      Paris: H.L. Guerin & L.F. Delatour, 1746. 1st Edition. Hardcover. 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 principal 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. Fine....

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        Instructions sur l'usage des lunettes ou conserves, pour toutes sortes de vues

      Paris, Cl. Lamesle, 1746. 1746, 1746, in-12, 130-[2] pages (dont les 9 premières pages, non chiffrées), veau tabac de l'époque, dos à nerfs et fleuronné, pièce de titre rouge, tranches dorées, Première édition, très rare. C'est l'un des rares traités anciens sur les lunettes. Il est le complément indispensable de l'autre ouvrage de Marc Thomin (1702-1752), marchand miroitier-Lunettier à Paris : "Traité d'optique méchanique" (1749). Très bel exemplaire. Traces de restauration à la reliure. Blake, 449 ; Waller I, 9558 ; Poggendorff II, 1097

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        Politique du médecin de Machiavel, ou Le chemin de la fortune ouvert aux médecins. Ouvrage réduit en forme de Conseils, par le Docteur Fum-Ho-Ham, & traduit sur l'Original Chinois, par un Nouveau Maître és Arts de St Cosme. Première partie. Qui contient les portraits des plus célèbres médecins de Pékin

      Genuine Original edition, which differs from that published the same year by the same publisher in its pagination (64pp. For ours against 96pp. For the other).Posterior half vellum, flat spine decorated with a red morocco long piece of handmade paper dishes. Chez les Frères Bernard à Amsterdam [Lyon] 1746 petit in-8 (12x18,5cm) xxviij ; 64pp. relié

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        Essai sur l'origine des connoissances humaines

      Chez Pierre Mortier. First Edition.Full Sheepskin vintage blonde. Back tooled raised. Tail wheels. Part of title in red morocco. A small loss in mind. 3 corners bumped with loss of leather. Light to work on the right margin of the first leaf becomes a simple hole to the whole work. Pretty good copy.The first book that stands the thought of Condillac relies heavily on the mentor of the author: Locke. Already Abbe Condillac rejects any spiritual cause and blames all idealist philosophies (Leibniz, Descartes ...), but it is not yet the leader Sensualism, it does assert that much later. His style is already clear, precise and logical, going straight to the point by inductions. Condillac throws in the first work bases and principles that underpin his thinking future.Ex-libris Maurice Privat. Etiquette Books Raymond Clavreuil. --- Please note that the translation in english is done automatically, we apologize if the formulas are inaccurate. Contact us for any information! Chez Pierre Mortier à Amsterdam [Paris] 1746 in-8 (9,5x17cm) xxx, 265pp. ; (4) 292pp. 2 tomes reliés en un volume

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        Publii Virgilii Maronis Georgicorum libri quatuor. The Georgicks of Virgil, with an English translation and notes. By John Martyn, F. R. S. Professor of Botany in the University of Cambridge

      London Printed by R. Reily, for T. Osborne, in Gray's-Inn MDCCXLVI. [1746] 8vo: [2],xvi,[2],487,4,[13]pp, with advertisement leaf preceding title page and nine copperplate engravings (three folding), comprising world map, celestial chart, map of the Peloponnesus, two plows on one sheet, compass rose and four botanicals, all about Fine with barest hint of toning. Latin text with Martyn's English translation and copious commentary on agriculture and botany. Full calf, covers with edge roll in blind, spine richly gilt (central lozenge and leaf corner tools ) in six compartments between raised bands, red morocco lettering piece gilt, title page in red and black. Very skillfully rebacked with original spine laid down, pages clean and bright. Provenance: copper-engraved armorial bookplate to front paste down, with motto from Terence ("nihil humani a me alienum puto") and name defaced' owner's name (Frank W. Bush) in old ink to front fly leaf. A splendid copy. Rothschild 1392 and Gibson's Library, p. 278 (for first edition). Moss II, p. 724. ESTC Citation No. T67045. Near Fine The Second Edition. In addition to his accomplishments as a botanist, John Martyn was a keen Latinist with a strong classical education, those two passions that merged in his later years, which he devoted to producing an edition of Virgil, with a translation and natural history notes. His first edition of the Georgicks appeared in 1741, one year before the copy on offer here, and the Bucolicks in 1749, but of the Aeneids he left only fragmentary material, which was seen into print only after his death. (ODNB).

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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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        Myologie complette en couleur et grandeur naturelle, composée de l'essai et de la suite de l'essai d'anatomie, en tableaux imprimés....

      Paris: Gautier, Quillau pere & fils, and Lamesle, 1746. 1st Edition. Hardcover. Elephant Folio - over 15 - 23" tall. Large folio (517 x 361 mm and 758 x 539 mm). Two parts in two volumes with 20 fine mezzotint plates printed in four colours. Part I with general title printed in red and black, printed part title, dedication leaf, advertisement/privilege leaf, 9 pp. of explanatory text, additional advertisment leaf and 9 plates; part II with 11 life-size plates and 11 pp. of explanatory text, with each leaf bound before its corresponding plate. Old vellum over pasteboard (recased and resewn, some skilful repairs, minor staining and wear). Very little marginal browning and occasional spotting of text and plates, small minor repairs on versos of large plates, some minor marginal dampstaining and wear in second volume. Provenance: Pierre Amalric (bookplate to front pastedown of part I), sold at Christie's NY (sale 9232, 9 June 1999, lot 42, $23,000). All in all a fine copy, the plates in bright colours and without the aging varnish found in some copies. ----Choulant-Frank, p. 270-74; NLM/Blake p.169; Singer 1-20; Wellcome III, p. 97; Franklin, Early Color Printing, 1977, pp. 43-44; Garrison-Morton 398; Lilien, Jacob Christoph Le Blon, 1985, pp. 145-46. FIRST EDITION. Gautier's first project was the production of 8 prints of the face, neck, head, tongue and larynx, which he issued in 1745, followed one year later by a second group of 12 mostly larger prints showing muscles of the pharynx, torso, arms and legs. A year later he issued the two works together under the general title 'Myologie complette'. Gautier made the drawings and the mezzotint plates for all these images from cadavers dissected by Joseph Guichard Duverney, lecturer in anatomy at the Jardin du Roi. "The dedication and copyright notices make no bones about Gautier's claims as inventor and skilled practitioner in this new art of colour printing. Duverney, the academic partner, signs the dedication (to Lapeyronie, the king's doctor) asserting that colour printing can nowhere make a greater contribution to scientific understanding than in anatomy" (Franklin). Among the plates in part II is the fascinating 'Ange Anatomique,' "the muscles of her back stripped out like an angel's wing, while she, with hair arranged neatly in the style of her day, looks back over her shoulder in a spirit of calm enquiry, showing the healthy complexion of an attractive face" (Franklin). Jacques Christophe Le Blon invented the three-color method of color printing in mezzotint. For the printing process, he obtained a royal patent in England from King George I in 1719, and also published a small book describing the process in 1725. His attempt to commercialise his process through a company called The Picture Office failed, and he eventually re-established himself in Paris, obtaining a privilege in 1737, and in 1739 a twenty-year patent for France for the use of his color-printing process. In 1740, Le Blon advertised that he was taking subscriptions for a treatise on anatomy illustrated with 60 plates printed in color. However, before he could do much work on this project he died in 1741, leaving only one anatomical plate, which was completed and published by Jean Robert in 1742. Immediately after Le Blon's death, a printer and engraver who had worked briefly for Le Blon, Jacques-Fabien Gautier (1716-1785), who would later add "d'Agoty" to his name, claimed to have enhanced Le Blon's process by adding black (though Le Blon had previously used a black plate on occasion), and obtained the French royal privilege for color printing for thirty years. However, the heirs of Le Blon objected, and in 1742 the King withdrew Gautier's privilege. In 1742 Gautier purchased the privilege from Le Blon's heirs. Why Le Blon thought the color-printing process was appropriate for anatomy is unclear. Perhaps he sensed that there was a market for a new style of books on human anatomy. Whatever Le Blon's motivation, when Gautier set out to commercialize color printing after Le Blon's death he decided to exploit the market for books on anatomy and natural history. Over the next thirty years Gautier would draw, engrave, and print in color a series of books which were as radically original and dramatic in their size and artistic composition as they were original in their manner of production. Though all of Gautier's books contained some explanatory text, it was overwhelmed by the power of the images, and in turn, whatever science might have been shown in the images was overwhelmed by the drama of the color and the composition. (Lilien). *Gautier intended the varnished versions of his images, which he offered at an additional charge, to resemble oil paintings - an artistic quality not attempted previously in anatomical illustration. The varnish, however, ages poorly, and those deluxe copies are now often in poor condition. Unvarnished plates in bright state, as here, are now more desirable. This copy is also unusual in that the life-size plates 10-20 normally found folded are here bound with their smaller format text leaves in a second larger volume. This has the advantage that the folds are not within the image. Near Fine....

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        Traité du castor, dans lequel on explique la nature, les propriétés et l'usage médico-chymique du castoreum dans la médecine. Augmenté des observations de cet auteur & de plusieurs autres médecins célébres, de l'histoire des maladies dont on n'avoit point encore parlé, et d'un grand nombre de découvertes / par Jean Francus. Traduit par M. Eidous.

      Paris, Durand, 1746. - LX, 280 Seiten, 2 Blätter, IV, mit 3 (davon 1 gefaltet) Kupfertafeln, kl. 8to (ca. 17,8x10,6 cm), neuer Halbpergamenteinband mit goldgeprägtem Rückentitel. Wellcome IV, 56. - Blake 288. - Vgl. Zachert/Zeidler III, 1075 (lat. EA). Erste französische Ausgabe, erstmals 1685 in lateinischer Sprache erschienen. - Seltene Schrift über das Drüsensekret Castoreum, auch Bibergeil genannt, das aus den Drüsensäcken des Bibers gewonnen wird und bis ins 19. Jahrhundert als Heilmittel gegen Krämpfe, hysterische Anfälle und Nervosität verwendet wurde. U.a. mit einer hübschen Kupferstichdarstellung eines Bibers. Vereinzelt etwas fleckig. In einem geschmackvollem neuem Halbpergamenteinband. Aus der Bibliotheca Tiliana (mit Exlibris auf dem Innendeckel und Exlibrisstempel auf dem Titelblatt verso sowie auf einer Tafel). [Attributes: First Edition]

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        Dritter Theil einer ausführlichen Anleitung zur Bürgerlichen Bau-Kunst. Worin von richtiger Kennung, genauer Einsicht, leichter Zeichnung, und endlich von sicherer Anwendung der Säulen-Ordnungen, und ihren Bey-Stücken, gehandelt wird. Welches alles auf alte Architectonische Monumenta gegründet, und aus der bewerthesten Schrifftsteller Entwürffen mit besonderm Fleiß und Mühe ausgezogen, und in Eins gebracht; Auch mit vielen Vortheilen, so wohl wegen Zeichnung, als Ausarbeitung des Säulenwercks versehen

      Augsburg, Johann Andreas Pfeffel, 1746 - [gestochenes Porträtfrontispiz 7 nn Bll.] 112 S. [5nn Bll.] und 51 gefaltete Kupferstichtafeln. Außergewöhnllich aufwendig und sorgsam gearbeiteter Dorfner dos-à-dos Einband in bestem Erhalt. Sprache: Deutsch Gewicht in Gramm: 1200 Folio Doppelter Halblederband über 4 Bünden in dos-à-dos Bindung mit handgemachtem Buntpapierbezug signiert "Werkstatt Prof. Dorfner Weimar"

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        Definições, e estatutos dos Cavalleiros, e Freires da Ordem de Nosso Senhor Jesus Christo, com a historia da origem, e principio della . . . .

      Lisbon, Officina de Miguel Manescal da Costa, 1746. - Folio, contemporary sprinkled calf, spined with raised bands in 6 compartments, red lettering piece ("EST DA ORD DE C"), gilt ornaments and bands (scuffed and worn, minor worming at foot of spine, joints starting). Title in red and black; 4 leaves with full-page woodcuts (showing insignia of the Order) printed in red. Minor worming in a few leaves, touching a few letters and catchwords. (34 ll.), 194 pp., (1 l. license). *** The fourth, and apparently final, edition of a work first published in 1628. The history of the important and powerful Order of Christ is closely bound up with the history of Portugal, and Portugal owes a great many of her splendid accomplishments and discoveries to the Order. Founded in 1319 to replace the extinct Order of Templars, the Order of Christ quickly became instrumental in furthering Portugese explorations and in administering overseas territories. Early in the fifteenth century, when the Order of Christ was the richest of the military orders, its Master was Prince Henry the Navigator. In 1523 the mastership was conferred upon D. João III, uniting the Order with the Crown. After 1789 the Order was secularized, with the provision that its members be of the Roman Catholic faith.Included in the prologue are papal bulls regarding the establishment of the Order, its union with the Crown, and so on. The rest of the work is divided into four parts: a history of the creation of the Order; the duties and obligations of the masters and brothers; explanations of the habits, badges, insignia, privileges, rights and ecclesiastical jurisdiction; and a list of @comendas.*** Innocêncio II, 132. Pinto de Mattos (1970) p. 241. Ameal 778. Avila-Perez 2263. Souza da Camara 1000. NUC: DLC, WU, MH, InU, TxU. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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