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        The Compleat Florist

      London: printed for J. Duke and sold by J. Robinson, 1747. Octavo. (8 7/8 x 5 1/4 inches). Engraved throughout. Hand-coloured emblematic frontispiece by John Carwitham, title with elaborate hand-coloured floral border, 100 hand-coloured numbered plates with integral text. Expertly rebacked to style in 18th-century russia, with contemporary marbled paper- covered boards, spines divided into seven compartments with raised bands, red morocco lettering piece. An excellent copy of the deluxe hand- coloured issue of the first edition, second issue of this beautiful and valuable work. Today, the word florist describes a profession: one who sells flowers, normally cut flowers and normally from retail premises. In the 18th-century the word "florist" had a more general meaning. Samuel Johnson, in 1757, defined a florist as a "cultivater [sic.] of flowers" in both a professional and amateur capacity. This work was aimed at both groups of flower growers, and was intended as an indicator of what was available, fashionable, and the "coming-thing," whilst also providing the necessary growing instructions. The work was first published in two parts in 1740, and re-issued in the present format in 1747. Each plate features a single variety. The first six plates include the names of the nurserymen/florists who grew the individual bloom: Messrs. Kingman, Giles (2), Sampson, Bowen and Fairchild. All of the plates include a note of when the variety flowers, and they all also include integral engraved text that either gives cultivation instructions, or refers back to a previous plate that features another variety of the same plant.The work is not only beautifully engraved and printed, but also offers an important overview of the varieties that were available to gardeners during mid-18th century, an important time in the history of gardening when systematic classification was taking hold. A surprising number of different species are shown, with multiple varieties of a number of species, including: 5 tulips; 5 anemone; 6 lillies; 8 carnations or pinks; 7 roses; 4 irises; and 3 auriculas. A contemporary reference records that the work was available at 5s. uncoloured, or, as here, 15s. coloured. Dunthorne 102; cf. The Gardening World (22 March 1890) 6, p.456; Henrey III, 568; Nissen BBI 554; cf. R. Weston Tracts on Practical Agriculture and Gardening ... Second edition (1773) 68.

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        Essai Physique sur L'Oeconomie Animale

      Guillaume Cavelier, Paris, 1747. Second Edition. Hardcover (Full Leather). Very Good Condition. One of the founding works of the Physiocrats, here in the second and much enlarged edition where de Quesnay first advances his theory of natural rights. 3 volumes in period acid calf with gilt spines, volume 3 similar but slightly different - modest general wear, corners worn, a few surface marks to leather. Scattered light foxing and a few light dampstains, but generally quite clean and intact. Quesnay was a giant of pre-classical economics and it is said that the only his death prevented Adam Smith from dedicating The Wealth of Nations to him. [6], cxii, [8], 612; [4], 662, 23; [4], 768 pp. Frontispiece in volume 1. Size: Octavo (8vo). 3-volume set (complete). Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: Over 3 kilos. Category: Economics; Inventory No: 042257. . This book is extra heavy, and may involve extra shipping charges to some countries.

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        Le satire. s.l, s.n., s.d. [xvii-xviii secolo].

      In-8 (cm. 19,5), leg. in p. pergamena coeva con tassello al dorso; pp. manoscritte [8], 270 della stessa mano; più altro fascicolo aggiunto di mano successiva (mancante della prima carta), che continua sui contropiatti e in calce al front. si firma Giuseppe Antonio Stoppani, 1747. Carte in buono stato, sporadiche e lievi fioriture, margini rifilati. Libro manoscritto di certo antecedente alla prima edizione (1757). Opera all'Indice, sbeffeggia la società dell'epoca, come: Il ritiro delle Puttane, l'eresia distrutta nell'eresiarca Beccarelli, Bella sposa di marito impotente, ecc.. Il bresciano Dotti (1651-1713) ebbe travagliate vicende biografiche e fu assassinato. Per l'edzione a stampa cfr. Graesse II, 429. Buon es..

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        De iride et aurora boreali carmina... cum notis josephi rogerii boscovich... romae, ex typ. palladis, 1747.

      Cm. 22,5, pp. (12) 127 (1). Fregio al frontespizio, bei capolettera figurati, testate e due tavole incise e ripiegate fuori testo. Leg. strettamente coeva in cart. alla rustica con nervi passanti e titoli ms. al dorso. Bell'esemplare, fresco e genuino. Edizione originale, non comune di questo celebre poema. Cfr. Riccardi (vol. I, 175): ""Il poema del Noceti e le note appostevi dal Boscovich sono registrate con lode dal Montucla, Histoire de Mathematiques..."".

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        Specimen novae editionis anthologiae latinae.

      Et animadversionum ad epigrammata et catalecta veterum poëtarum latinorum prodromus. Amsterdam, Jacob Wetstenii, 1747. 4to. (8),+ 51,+ (4) pp. Title printed in red and black with an engraved vignette. Some foxing. Well preserved contemporary half vellum with marbled boards and red edges. Owner's inscriptions by Samuel Älf on title and by P. A. Sondén on front pastedown. A few marginal ink notes probably by Älf. Schweiger I, 7. Fine. This is a prospect and manifest for his "Anthologia veterum latinorum epigrammatum et poematum" that was published in Amsterdam 1759-73. The anthology is considered one of the best editions of the so called "Anthologia latina", a collection of small anonymous latin poems. The first collected edition of them was edited by Scaliger in 1573. Petrus Burmann the younger (1714-78) was neveu of the older P. Burmann and also his pupil. He became professor at the Atheneum in Amsterdam in history and philology. This is his last publication with the name "Junioris", which he therefter changed to "Secundus"

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        La Cause Badine

      Paris: chez Gersaint et chez Surugue, [1747]. Engraving, printed on laid paper. Very good condition with the exception of some repair in the bottom right hand corner of sheet. Image size: 13 7/8 x 19 inches. 14 1/2 x 19 5/8 inches. 16 1/2 x 21 1/4 inches. A charming arabesque depicting a group of children playfully engaged in an argument, from Moyreau's "Oeuvres Des Estampes Gravées d'après Les Tableaux & Desseins de feu Antoine Watteau." Born in Valenciennes in 1684, the versatile artist Jean- Antoine Watteau was primarily renowned for his fête galante paintings depicting aristocratic men and women amorously conversing in the outdoors. Following a brief apprenticeship to the local painter Jacques-Albert Gérin, Watteau moved to Paris in 1702 where he later studied with Claude Gillot, scene painter for the comédie italienne, who introduced him to the commedia dell'arte, which later became a recurrent theme in his work. In 1708, he began to work with the decorator Claude Audran, under whose tutelage he produced several innovative ornamental decorations that were for porcelain, furniture, and textiles. Watteau was also a prolific draughtsman and his varied and substantial oeuvre includes military, genre, religious, mythological, and theatrical scenes as well as tapestry cartoons. After Watteau's death in 1721, his friend Jean de Jullienne commissioned a comprehensive body of engravings after the artist's drawings and paintings, which further solidified his reputation as one of the most influential and prominent artists of the Rococo period. Cf. Benezit, Dictionnaire des Peintres, Sculpteurs, Dessinateurs, et Graveurs, vol 14, p. 473-6; cf. Dacier & Vuaflart Jean de Jullienne et Les Graveurs de Watteau au XVIIIeime Siècle, 119.

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        Utdrag af grefvens och riddarens Emanuelis Tesauri historia om göthernas och longobardernas regemente uti Italien, jemförd mot andre auctorer. MED ITALIENSKA KOPPARSTYCKEN..

      Kongl tryckeriet, 1747. företal+56 s. Samtida halvfranskt band. Guldornerad rygg. Upphöjda bind. Stänksnitt. Bandet något nött. Folio. Frontespis + 56 fullsidestora graverade planscher, 2 graverade titelblad och 2st dubbelsidiga graverade kartor. Plansch " II Bok VI ", aningen naggad i underkant, Plansch " III Bok XI " , med lätt fuktfläck i överkant, samt Plansch " III Bok XXIII ", med veck i marginalen, förmodligen från tryckningen. Graverade vignetter.. Komplett enligt Warmholtz 1363 - 4

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        Primae Lineae Physiologiae In Usum Praelectionum Academicarum, Ad Editionem Tertio Auctam & Emendatam Expressae. [First Lines of Physiology]

      Edinburgh: G Drummond/ Kincaid & Bell. Worn condition. Boards detached. Small area excised from title-page. Ex-library from the Royal College of Surgeons, Ireland, with minimal markings. 1747. First Edition. Brown hardback full-leather cover. 539pp :: 220mm x 130mm (9" x 5") :: Text in Latin .

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        Friherren Samuel Pufendorffs twenne böcker om menniskians lefnads och samlefnads plicht, förswenskade och jemförde med Sweriges lag, beslut och förordningar, b.

      Pufendorffs Jure naturæ & gentium samt några lärda mäns skrifter utaf Anders Wilde. Hwartil kommit en öfwersättning af friherren Gottfried Wilhelm Leibnizes påminnelser häröfwer, jemte några anmärkningar til swar på professorens i Giessen Emanuel Webers inkast, ett företal om naturliga lagens uphof och omskiftelser samt baron pufendorffs controversier, så ock ett fulständigt register. Stockholm, Historiographi regni tryckerij af Ephraim Koch, 1747. 8:o. (8),+ 56,+ 653,+ (2) s. Häftad, i samtida gråpappomslag, något fläckig rygg. Ur biskop Eric Wallers bibliotek, med dess exlibris. Första svenska upplagan av "De officio hominis et civis, juxta legem naturalem, libri duo...". Denna viktiga sammanfattning av "De jure naturae et gentium" utgavs i en mängd upplagor under 1700-talet. Den publicerades först i Lund 1673 och den första med Emmanuel Webers tillägg kom år 1700. Anders Wilde gav tillsammans med sin far även ut Pufendorfs svenska historia i svensk översättning. Eric Waller (1732-1811) var biskop i Västerås

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        William Shirley Manuscript Document Signed December 24, 1747 payment request for Louisburg capture in 1745

      Boston: Governor William Shirley , 1747. 1st Edition. No binding. Very Good. A LETTER RESULTING IN RE-ESTABLISHING THE FINANCES OF MASSACHUSETTS. Massachusetts Royal Governor William Shirley Sends William Pitt A £500 Payment Request Paying Troops Raised In The Recent Land Expedition Against (France) Canada. December 24, 1747 - Dated, Manuscript Document Signed, "W(illiam) Shirley," as Royal Governor, at "Boston New England," Choice Very Fine. This historic Colonial military related document has some normal light mailing folds and small tone spot at the lower right corner, not affecting any of the text. The signature of William Shirley is quite bold and large, measuring 2.5" long. This well written document has 17 lines, in deep bold brown ink, on single sheet of British Royal watermarked period laid paper, measuring 12.5" x 8" and in very readable, nice quality. This is a Pay requisition, addressed to William Pitt the Elder, "Paymaster General of His Majesty's Land Forces," from the British Governor of Massachusetts, William Shirley. He sought payment for the troops he led during a successful siege of Louisbourg, Nova Scotia, in 1745., "The most important event of his administration was the conquest of Louisburg in 1745 . The expedition was undertaken on his suggestion and its success was largely due to his energy and enthusiasm; in September 1749 £183,650 coin was brought to Boston to cover the outlay of Massachusetts, and largely through Shirley's influence this was used for the redemption of outstanding paper money, thus re-establishing the finances of the province, a subject to which Shirley had given much attention." Quoted form on-line encylopedia , It reads, in part: "When the Parliament of Great Britain shall make provision for paying the Troops rais'd for the late intended expedition against Canada be pleas'd or order payment of this my second of exchange... Five Hundred Pounds Sterling... upon account of the Pay for discharging the non-commission officers and private men of the late Regiment... - (Signed) W Shirley," Also, Signed in receipt of payment by Chauncy Townsend on reverse, dated 7th Nov. 1750, indicating the time lag in such matters. William Shirley has been accused by modern historians of ethnic cleansing for ordering the forcible removal of more than 12,000 Acadians from Nova Scotia in 1755. Overall, a most interesting and impressively written Colonial military financial document directly mentioning funds for the British land attack on the French in Canada. This letter not in Correspondence of William Shirley book by C.H. Lincoln, 1912 New York. WILLIAM SHIRLEY (1694-1771). British Commander-In-Chief, Royal Governor of Massachusetts-Bay, who served from 1741 to 1759.

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        Ausführliche Anleitung zu der gantzen Civil-Bau-Kunst, worinnen nebst denen Lebens-Beschreibungen und der fünf Ordnungen von J. Bar. De Vignola. [Detailed guidance for civic architecture,... ]

      Augsburg: Bey Johann Georg Hertel, 1747. Small quarto. [30], 402, [25]pp. )( 2, a1, b4-c4, d2, )( 3-4, A4-Z4, Aa4-Zz4, Aaa4-Ggg4, Hhh2. Title-page in red-and-black. Third edition of L. C. Surm's German language adaptation. Contemporary calf, repaired. With 84 full-page illustrations in the text and 56 double-page plates, all with French captions, numbered sequentially 1-139 (57 used twice). In addition, there are 12 folding plates with German captions, numbered 'Fig. 1 (-12),' to illustrate Sturm's notes and small unnumbered illustrations on pp. 160 (engraved), 361 (woodcut), and 402 (woodcut). Lacks all 56 double-page plates, the last two folding plates and the second plate 57. Millard, Northern European Books I; RIBA, Early Printed Books 164 note..

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        THE SPECTATOR 8 Volumes - complete set

      London: J& R Tonson and S Draper, 1747. First edition. Full-Leather. Very Good. Hardcover Publisher: 1747 Printed for J& R Tonson and S Draper, London, 1747 A small book, as was usual in those days, convenient for a man to keep in a pocket. This is written like a diary, recording events of the day and Addisons thoughts on fundamental matters, letters he received after the publication of his other volumes, reports of other men's ideas, advice, and poems he heard (Solomon's Song), etc. Beginning with Monday March 10th 1712 (entry 322) it continues to June 2nd (entry 394). An invaluable work for anyone interested or studying this period as it is so... (Georgian Diary Record 17* Poems Advice Spectator) 8 volumes. Printed for J. and R. Tonson and S. Draper, London n.d. [1747]. First edition. The 8 volumes running from Thursday, March 1, 1710-11 till Monday, December 20, 1714. Each volume with engraved frontispiece by C. Grignion after F.(rancis) Hayman. Engraved portrait vignette on each title-leaf. Contemporary uniform bindings of full marbled calf and gilt decorations on spines. Slightly foxed here and there. Blindtooled stamp on the flyleaf in the first volume, name on flyleaf in the vols. 3-7. Spines slightly rubbed, tops of spines and some corners slightly bumped. Small bit of the upper part of the spine of volume one is missing. Upper hinges of the first volume slightly weak. * Complete set of this important source to English history of the early 18th century. The Spectator became a model for the whole process of creating a public opinion outside the absolutist court circles in many European countries. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.

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        A BILL IN THE CHANCERY OF NEW-JERSEY, AT THE SUIT OF JOHN EARL OF STAIR, AND OTHERS, PROPRIETORS OF THE EASTERN- DIVISION OF NEW-JERSEY; AGAINST BENJAMIN BOND, AND SOME OTHER PERSONS OF ELIZABETH-TOWN, DISTINGUISHED BY THE NAME OF THE CLINKER LOT RIGHT MEN. WITH THREE LARGE MAPS, DONE FROM COPPER-PLATES

      New York: James Parker, 1747.. 124,11,[1],13-24,[1],25-39pp. plus three folding maps. Folio. Late 19th- century polished calf, spine and boards gilt, leather label. Heraldic bookplate on front pastedown, contemporary ownership inscription of Hendrick Remsen on front fly leaf. Occasional minor stains. Bound at the end is the March 7, 1747-48 issue of THE NEW-YORK GAZETTE (No. 268). A very good copy. This highly important work is of interest for a number of reasons: its primary author, James Alexander, achieved great fame as the lawyer of Peter Zenger; it contains some of the first maps engraved in America; it was seen through the press by Benjamin Franklin and his New York partner, James Parker; and it is a vital document in settling the long-standing land disputes of colonial New Jersey. Streeter calls it "one of the most remarkable documents of colonial times." The land disputes dealt with in this document had their origins in overlapping Crown grants made by Charles II, which came to a head in arguments over quitrents and surveys in the 1720s. James Alexander, who had been surveyor-general of New Jersey before becoming a lawyer and winning fame as the successful defender of Zenger, undertook on behalf of the Board of Proprietors of the Eastern Division of New Jersey to assemble the evidence for a Bill in Chancery to settle the matter. He assembled the material published here in the 1740s, arguing the proprietors' case with "great subtlety and complexity," according to Streeter. Alexander consulted Benjamin Franklin concerning publication, and the printing work of the letterpress was executed by James Parker of New York, a partner of Franklin. However, Franklin advised that proper map engraving could not be accomplished in Philadelphia or New York, and work on the three maps was farmed out to James Turner of Boston. The now-famed cartographer, Lewis Evans, drew the maps, the first showing North America from Cape Hatteras to Boston; the second showing early survey and boundary lines, Indian paths, and major roads; and the third showing surveys and purchases in East New Jersey. The maps were available to purchasers in both colored and uncolored format. Those present here are in the uncolored state. These are some of the earliest maps drawn and engraved in the colonies, and as such are of tremendous importance. Additional information on the history of A BILL IN THE CHANCERY... can be found in Joseph Felcone's bibliography, cited below. EVANS 6021. MILLER 426. STREETER SALE 918. CHURCH 961. SABIN 5378. COHEN 11664. DAB I, pp.167-68. FELCONE, NEW JERSEY BOOKS 21. WHEAT & BRUN 294, 397, 398.

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        Les Principales Aventures de L'Incomparable Chevalier Errant Don Quichotte de la Manche

      Paris: Jacques-François Chereau, (c. 1747). Large folio. (1), (25)ff., plates. A reissue or reimpression published after the artist, Charles-Antoine Coypel, was named "Premier Peintre du Roi" in 1747; this series of twenty-five engravings was first presented as a deluxe portfolio in Paris, in 1724. The engravings were done after a series of paintings illustrating scenes from Don Quixote that Coypel had designed for a popular set of tapestries, which were woven continuously between 1714 and 1794. Coypel supervised the portfolio's production, and, according to the title page, the engravings were done by "les plus habiles artistes en ce genre." These artists included L. Surugue, F. Joullain, C. N. Cochin, and eight other engravers, who sign the plates. Coypel's depictions of scenes from Don Quixote differed significantly from previous illustrations of Cervantes's classic in that they were less focused on humor, and were more courtly and sophisticated, taking into account the eighteenth-century French taste for the Fête Galante and romanticized depictions of aristocrats in baroque rural settings. The scenery of these illustrations is much more lush Versailles than arid La Mancha. In addition, Coypel's illustrations were never intended to accompany a text, but instead were meant to be admired as decorative pieces. Bound in nineteenth-century half dark blue morocco over marbled boards. The spine bears a crimson lettering piece with gilt lettering. Wear to corners and head and foot of spine, front hinge starting, covers rubbed in spots, some faint marginal foxing, else a very good copy.

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        MEMOIRES DE MAXIMILIEN DE BETHUNE DUC DE SULLY (3 VOL SET - COMPLETE) Principle Ministre de Henry le Grand, Mis en ordre, avec des Remarques, Par M. L. D. L. D. L.

      London, 1747. Second edition. Hardcover. Good +. Vol 1 – xxxvi, 607 pgs. Vol 2 – x, 612 pgs. Vol 3 – vi, 617 pgs. 8 x 10 in. Text in French. Polished calf, original binding. Gilt lettering and decoration on spine. 5 raised bands on spine. Marbled endpapers. Red edges to text block. Engraved frontis illustration. Red and black lettering on title page, with engraved illustration. Remains of blue silk bookmark in all. Condition of books is GOOD+ ; Bindings sound, with cracking to front edge of Vol 3. Worm damage to spines. Corners worn. Rubbing, small tears to covers. Foxing throughout. Small David B. Ogden bookplate on front paste down. Engraved armorial bookplate in center of front paste down depicting Samson, and “Emanuel Conte de Nay et de Richecourt” (likely original owner c. 1750). Marbled endpapers vivid. Vol 1 – tears to cover surface, ink marking on bookplate. Vol 2 – slight tears to surface of calf on front and back, more wear to all corners. Vol 3 – scratches, tears to front and back, cracked/damaged front hinge on cover, but binding tight.

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        Primae Lineae Physiologiae In Usum Praelectionum Academicarum, Ad Editionem Tertio Auctam & Emendatam Expressae. [First Lines of Physiology]

      Edinburgh: G Drummond/ Kincaid & Bell. Worn condition. Boards detached. Small area excised from title-page. Ex-library from the Royal College of Surgeons, Ireland, with minimal markings. 1747. First Edition. Brown hardback full-leather cover. 539pp :: 220mm x 130mm (9" x 5") :: Text in Latin .

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        Pensées Chretiennes Mises En Parallele, Ou En Oppostion Avec les Pensées Philosophiques. On Y Joint Quelques Reflexions d`un autre Auteur sur ces derniéres.

      251 S., 10 Bll., 42 S. (Beibindung!), 3 Bll. Pappband d. Zt. Cioranescu, 18e siècle 50916; Weller II, 120. - Die "Philosophischen Überlegungen", die Denis Diderot 1746 anonym veröffentlichte, enthielten erstmals seine materialistischen und atheistischen Vorstellungen; der Schweizer Polier de Bottens bringt hier nun eine Neuauflage der einflussreichen Schrift, deren Text er jeweils auf der gegenüberliegenden Seite mit seinen protestantisch-theologischen Erwiderungen auf Diderots Thesen zeilengenau kommentiert. - Die Verfasserschaft Diderots war noch nicht geklärt, so beschäftigt sich Polier de Bottens im Anhang "Reflexions sur le pensées philosophiques" mit dieser ungelösten Frage und bezichtigt Julien Offray de La Mettrie, ohne ihn allerdings beim Namen zu nennen. - Gegenüber des Haupttitelblattes befindet sich ein eigenes Titelblatt für die "Pensées philosophiques" des Denis Diderot mit dem Impressum der Original-Ausgabe "LaHaye, aux dépens de la Compagnie, 1746". - Zwischen den "Table des Materies" und den Verlagsanzeigen für 1748 von Rey beigebunden: (Boullier, David Renaud): Lettre a M*** sur le principe du mouvement dans les corps, & sur l`immaterialite de l`ame. O. O., Dr. und Jahr (wohl Amsterdam, Marc-Michel Rey). 42 S. - Mit zeitgen. handschriftl. Besitzeintrag "G: F. B. de Künsberg", eines Mitgliedes des fränkischen Rittergeschlechts Kuensberg. - Etwas bestoßen. Gutes Exemplar!

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        "The Natural History of Norway"

      The complete book. Folio, 36,5 x 23,2cm. Contemporary full calf, spine in six compartments, richly gilt and with the title in red. Super ex-libris belonging to "Edward Montagne Stuart Granville. Earl of Wharncliffe" (the spine is carefully rebacked) Two parts in one volume. With 28 engraved plates and a large outline hand-coloured folding map of Norway. A decorative copy in a very good and crisp condition of the important book describing several conditions relating to Norway. Erich Pontoppidan was a Danish-Norwegian theologian and served as a bishop in Bergen from 1747 to 1754. His experience from Bergen influenced this comprehensive work. The English edition is based on the Danish first edition 1752 - 53, but with new engravings and expanded with a large map. According to Schiøtz the translation to English is by the Norwegian priest Andreas Berthelson who lived in London. The folding map "corrected by Martin Hubner" is based on Homann from c. 1712. Some of the prints are supposed to have been based on works by Mathias Blumenthal who lived in Bergen. Leaf pp 219/220 cancelled as usual. The map with a tear, later front- and endpapers. W. B. Ginsberg "Maps and Mapping of Norway 1602 - 1855" Entry 19, Eiler H. Schiøtz "Utlendingers Reiser I Norge" vol. II, no. 816

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        Essai sur l´electricité des corps.

      La Haye, Jean Neulme, 1747. XVI + 182 + (2) p. 4 folding engraved plates (all). Contemporary calf, partly rubbed and worn to edges and corners, worming on upper board, richly gilt spine, worn and small damages on top and tail, red title label, red edges. Bookplate of the library of Säftstaholm. Blue owner´s stamp on first free endpaper. Some slight foxing. 15,5 X 10 cm.. Second edition. First edition was published 1746

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        Gothländska samlingar, allestädes med flit upsökte, wid ledige stunder utarbetade, och efter hand til trycket utgifne.

      I-II. Sthlm, P. Momma, 1747 respektive Göteborg, L. Wahlström, 1776. 4:o. (6),274 s. & 5 utvikbara grav. plr + (14),202 s. & 1 utvikbar tryckt tabell & 1 utvikbar grav. karta. Med träsnittsillustrationer i texten i del I. Två samtida ngt nötta stänkdekorerade hfrbd med upphöjda bind och infärgade svarta titelfält. Stänkta snitt. Första volymen med mindre skador upp- och nedtill på ryggen samt med nött titelfält. Titelbladet till del I lätt solkigt. Del II delvis lätt lagerfläckig. Med A. A:son Hülphers namnteckningar, daterade 1763 respektive 1776, samt L. F. Rääfs exlibris. Trevligt ex.. Warmholtz 509. Setterwall 5759 för del II. Molér Bidrag till en gotländsk bibliografi 316. Del II utgiven av författarens son M. G. Wallenstråle. Innehåller bl.a. kapitel om Gotlands vapen och sigill, Visbys gamla kyrkor, Roma kloster och Solbergs nunnekloster samt förtecknar öns superintendenter, till vilkas skara även författaren själv kunde räkna sig åren 1736-45. Georg Wallin (1686-1760) hade tidigare varit verksam som universitetsbibliotekarie i Uppsala och slutade som biskop i Göteborg. G. Fritzell skriver apropå Wallin i en inledning till en nyutgåva: "Han är utan tvekan bäst i de rent historiska kapitlen, där han har ett fast urkundsmaterial till sitt förfogande, medans hans teorier om de gotländska ortnamnen i en total avsaknad av vetenskaplig metod och kritik blir till ett allmänt resonemang där tyckandet satts i system. Även dessa partier som saknar vetenskapligt värde innehåller emellertid på grund av den rudbeckianska inställningen ofta roande och spexartade inslag." Som ett utslag av denna anda får väl även den bifogade kartan över Gotland betraktas, som tjänar till att stärka författarens tes att Gotland är identiskt med Platons Atlantis. Fritzell understryker att "Gothländska samlingar" under alla omständigheter bygger på "ett stort primärmaterial från 1700-talet, som endast på detta sätt bevarats." Handelsmannen i Västerås Abraham Abrahamsson Hülphers (1734-98) är en av de flitigaste och mest betydelsefulla topografiska författarna i Sverige under 1700-talet. De delar av hans stora bibliotek som inte skänktes till Västerås stiftsbibliotek såldes på auktion 1805, ett årtal som sammanfaller med L. F. Rääfs studietid i Uppsala. Av Rääfs efterlämnade bibliotek att döma gjorde han stora förvärv vid detta tillfälle

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        The Oceana, and other Works of... Collected, Methodiz'd, and Review'd, with an Exact Account of his Life Prefix'd by John Toland. To which is added, an Appendix, containing all the Political Tracts wrote by this Author...

      London: Printed for A. Millar, 1747.. Third edition, folio, (ii), xliv, 632, (14 Index), xlv-xlvi pp, with the final leaf of the preliminaries (Contents) bound at the end. Frontispiece, engraved portrait and one further plate (showing the Venetian Ballot), some very occasional light browning and foxing, armorial bookplates of W.H. Thompson and Henry Babington Smith, the latter being a senior civil servant who among other posts was private secretary to Lord Elgin and President of the National Bank of Turkey. Contemporary calf with some wear, rebacked in a lighter calf. A famous political work first published in 1656 during the Interregnum, which was described by David Hume as the "only valuable model of a commonwealth". Influenced by a visit to Venice as a young man, "Oceana" is a fictional history of England where a new constitution has been formed, based upon property rights, and legislators are voted in and removed in a complicated rotation system. Pleasing neither side, Cromwell ordered the work seized, and Harrington was later imprisoned by Charles II.

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        Speculum vitæ Aulicæ

      Eller den fordanskede Reynike Foss, hvori under Dyrenes og andre forblummede Navne moraliseres over det Menniskelige Levnet i Almindelighed og Hof-Levnet i Særdeleshed. Deelt udi fire Bøger, Men Indholdet af hver Bog og syndige Moralier over hver Fabel. Skrevet først paa Tydsk, siden i det Danske Sprog oversat af Herman Weigere; men nu sat paa gandske nye Danske Vers af den, der undertiden søger sin Fornøyelse I Historiske Haandtegninger. Kbhvn.: Christoph Georg Glasing 1747. Med træskåret frontispice og vignetter. (36) + 585 + (21) s. Senere hlvldr. (1800-tallet) med farvet skindtitelfelt og rig rygforgyldning.. 4. udg., udgivet af Jac. Høyer, og også af stor sjældenhed. 1. udg. udkom 1555, 2. udg. 1656 og 3. udg. ca. 1730. Bibl. Dan. IV, 267

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        Reflexions sur la Cause Generale des Vents. Piece qui a remporté le Prix proposé par l'Academie Royale des Sciences de Berlin, pour l'année 1746. 2 Parts (French and Latin). (Latin title: Meditationes de Generali Ventorum Causa...).

      Paris, David l'aine, 1747. 4to. Cont. full calf, raised bands. Rebacked in old style. Inner hinges strenghtened. Corners restored. Engraved title-vignette and 1 large engraved vignette in the text. (8),XXVIII,194,138 pp. and 2 engraved folded plates (all). First 4 and last 6 leaves waterstained in margins. Occational marginal dampstaining.. First edition, issued in the same year in both Paris and Berlin, but only the Paris-edition also has the Latin text, which was translated into French by d'Alembert himself.The work is highly important, as it is the first work at all in which the general use of partial differential equations in mathematical physics appeared. D'Alembert discusses the mathematical theory of vibrations of cords and hereby he was led to partial differential equations which he applied to the "Theory of Winds" and laid the base of a scientific meteorology. He rejected the conception of Edmund Halley that the general circulation of the atmosphere is significantly controlled by the distribution of solar heating, and applies a mathematical theory, based on Newton's law of gravitation, thus explaining the winds by means of the gravitational forces from the sun and moon. - D'Alembert's name survives in the mathematics of today, the "Dalabertian" for wave equation, D'alembert's paradox in hydrodynamics etc

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        Esposizione anatomica della struttura del corpo umano... tradotta dal francese. si aggiungono gli opuscoli tratti dalle memorie dell'accademia delle scienze di parigi, una dissertazione sopra l'incertezza de' segni della morte e cinque tavole dell'antropologia del drake... prima edizione veneta accresciuta, e diligentemente corretta. venezia, appresso tommaso bettinelli, 1747.

      Due volumi di cm. 24, pp. (8) 384; 374. Belle vignette al centro dei due frontespizi, testate e capolettera in xilografia e 16 grandi tavole nitidamente incise in rame e più volte ripiegate fuori testo. Leg. coeva in cart. alla rustica con dorsi ricoperti in carta marmorizzata e titoli ms. ai dorsi su tasselli recenti. Una macchietta chiara al margine bianco di parte del primo volume, peraltro esemplare marginoso e ben conservato. Ottima edizione di questa celebre opera che racchiude l'esperienza scientifica raccolta durante la lunga carriera del medico danese, uno dei più rappresentativi anatomisti del suo tempo. Prima edizione italiana, non comune.

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        Mineralogia, eller mineralriket indelt och beskrifvit.

      Med kopparstycken. Sthlm, L. Salvius, 1747. 8:o. (38),479 s. & 1 utvikbar grav. plansch. Titelbladet tryckt i rött och svart. Ngt nött samtida skinnbd med upphöjda bind, guldornerad rygg, röd titeletikett och stänkta snitt. Ryggen torr och titeletiketten blekt och ytligt sprucken. Övre främre pärmhörnet lite stukat. Försättsbladet solkigt och med övre hörnet avrivet. Eftersättsbladet har ett större hål. Inlagan med sporadiska lager-, rost- och småfläckar och även en liten fuktfläck i övre marginalen. Några enstaka gamla marginalanteckningar. En pappersförlust i nedre marginalen på s. 83. Från Ericsberg.. Bibliotheca Walleriana 12190. Genom "Mineralogia" blev Wallerius känd över hela Europa och hans arbete översattes till tyska, franska och ryska. Wallerius använde sin egen stora mineralsamling omfattande "öfwer 4000 specimina, utom petrificater och concreta" som källa. Vidare var samarbetet med Daniel Tilas fruktbart. Mineralerna är indelade i fyra klasser eller "flockar": jordarter, stenarter, malmarter och "stenhårdningar"

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        La Physique Occulte, ou Traite de la Baguette divinatoire. 2 vols.

      A la Haye, Adrien Moetgens, 1747. Small 8vo. 2 cont. full mottled calf. Richly gilt backs. Gilt leather tome-and titlelabels. Spine ends lightly rubbed. Light cracking to leather along hinge on volume 2, but not loosening. Corners a bit bumped. Htitle, engraved frontispiece, (26),275;(4),246 pp. and 24 engraved plates (all). Very light browning to lower margins of a few leaves. Otherwise a clean and fine copy, printed on good paper.. Interesting work dealing with all aspects of the divining-rod's functions in the search of minerals, water, hidden treasures, stolen goods, thieves, run-away murderers etc. etc. (Barbier III:885)

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        La istoria universale provata con monumenti, e figurata con simboli degli antichi. opera di monsignor.... veronese prelato domestico di sua santita' e patrizio romano. dedicato alla sacra maesta' cristianissima de lodovico xv re di francia e di navarra and c. da antonio giuseppe barbazza pittore e incisore romano. roma, de' rossi, 1747

      gr. vol. in-4, pp. (28), 572, (22), bella leg. p. perg. coeva con tit. oro al d. Front. a due colori. Con 12 tavv. in rame, anche ripp., raffiguranti obelischi, antichità, figure di vasi, carte geografiche, medaglie e sepolcri. Con moltiss. incis. in rame anche n.t. tra cui 32 "immagini", una per capitolo. Ritr. dell'A. inc. in rame a pag. 1. Bell'antip. in rame e vignetta al front. Fregi, testat. e final. xilogr. Dedicat. a Lodovico XV Re di Francia. Seconda ediz. curata da Antonio Giuseppe Barbazza che vi premette anche una biografia dello scrittore veronese tratta dalla Verona illustrata del Maffei. Data la rarità degli esemplari dell'ediz. orig. del 1697 il Barbazza ritenne necessario curarne una ristampa riproducendo gli stessi rami della prima, alcuni intagliati da Pietro Sante Bartoli e andati distrutti nel tempo. Importante opera archeologica sulla storia del mondo in cui l'A. si sofferma soprattutto sui monumenti dell'antichità, specialmente delle civiltà assira ed egiziana. L'opera rimase incompiuta dovendo arrivare fino a Carlo V. Fabia Borroni 18.2. Belliss. esempl. [180]

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        Les Principales Aventures de L'Incomparable Chevalier Errant Don Quichotte de la Manche

      Jacques Francois Chereau Paris: Jacques-François Chereau, (c. 1747). Large folio. (1), (25)ff., plates. A reissue or reimpression published after the artist, Charles-Antoine Coypel, was named "Premier Peintre du Roi" in 1747; this series of twenty-five engravings was first presented as a deluxe portfolio in Paris, in 1724. The engravings were done after a series of paintings illustrating scenes from Don Quixote that Coypel had designed for a popular set of tapestries, which were woven continuously between 1714 and 1794. Coypel supervised the portfolio's production, and, according to the title page, the engravings were done by "les plus habiles artistes en ce genre." These artists included L. Surugue, F. Joullain, C. N. Cochin, and eight other engravers, who sign the plates. Coypel's depictions of scenes from Don Quixote differed significantly from previous illustrations of Cervantes's classic in that they were less focused on humor, and were more courtly and sophisticated, taking into account the eighteenth-century French taste for the Fête Galante and romanticized depictions of aristocrats in baroque rural settings. The scenery of these illustrations is much more lush Versailles than arid La Mancha. In addition, Coypel's illustrations were never intended to accompany a text, but instead were meant to be admired as decorative pieces. Bound in nineteenth-century half dark blue morocco over marbled boards. The spine bears a crimson lettering piece with gilt lettering. Wear to corners and head and foot of spine, front hinge starting, covers rubbed in spots, some faint marginal foxing, else a very good copy.

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        Mineralogia, eller mineralriket indelt och beskrifvit.

      Sthlm, L. Salvius, 1747. 8:o. (38),479 s. & 1 utvikbar grav. plansch. Titelbladet tryckt i rött och svart. + WALLERIUS, JOHAN GOTSCALK. Hydrologia, eller watturiket, indelt och beskrifvit, jämte anledning til vattuprofvers anställande. Sthlm, L. Salvius, 1748. 8:o. (18),134 s. & 1 grav. plansch. Titelbladet tryckt i rött och svart. Samtida obetydligt nött hfrbd med upphöjda bind med enkla blindpressningar. Med ny ljusbrun titeletikett och tryckåren senare präglade i guld nederst på ryggen. Stänkta snitt. Ryggen med liten skada överst och med gammal textad ryggtitel i två av fälten. Första arbetet med fläckar på s. 169 och 208 och de avslutande bladen med flottfläckar, mest i nedre hörnet. Andra arbetet bitvis obetydligt solkigt och med spridda småfläckar, främst i marginalerna, samt med bläckplump på s. 69. Fin volym med stpl "F M" på första arbetets titelblad.. Genom "Mineralogia" blev Wallerius känd över hela Europa och boken översattes till tyska, franska och ryska. Wallerius använde sin egen stora mineralsamling omfattande "öfwer 4000 specimina, utom petrificater och concreta" som källa. Vidare var samarbetet med Daniel Tilas fruktbart. Mineralerna är indelade i fyra klasser eller "flockar": jordarter, stenarter, malmarter och "stenhårdningar". I "Hydrologia" försöker Wallerius utöka naturens tre riken med ett fjärde, vatturiket, som delas in efter samma mönster som tidigare tillämpats på djur-, växt- och mineralriket. Man lär sig bl.a. att i släktet "stående jordvatten" skilja mellan arterna pussvatten och träskvatten, att släktet is kan indelas i våris och höstis etc. "Hydrologia" får väl anses som ett pionjärarbete i sitt slag, men till skillnad från "Mineralogia" har den inte fått några efterföljare. Den står ensam som ett monument över hur det kunde se ut när det wolffianska och linneanska systematiseringsniten drevs in absurdum

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