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        CELEBRANDO LA PRIMA MESSA IL MOLT'ILLUSTRE, E MOLTO REVERENDO SIGNOR PRIORE D. OTTAVIO CAMPI IN TORINO Nella Chiesa dell'Illustrissima Città, detta il CORPUS DOMINI; l'Anno 1747. addì 7 Giugno. SONETTO

      Fontana, Torino 1747 - Un foglio volante 34x45 cm, testatina, capolettera e ornamento figurato. Al retro pregiata stampa di carta varese con figura di fiori e paesaggio.

      [Bookseller: Libreria Antonio Pettini]
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        Saggio intorno all elettricità dei corpi.

      presso G. Pasquali, in Venezia 1747 - Ottima legatura coeva in piena pergamena con titoli oro su due tasselli dipinti al ds. Tagli azzurri. Qualche macchiolina, ma veramente bell esemplare di tre importanti opere, tutte in prima traduzione italiana, dell Abate Nollet considerato uno tra i maggiori fisici sperimentali del settecento, al quale -tra l altro- si devono gli insegnamenti fondamentali per la realizzazione di alcune apparecchi di fisica ancor oggi conservati nel Museo della Storia della Scienza in Firenze. 8vo (cm. 16,9), 254(2) pp. con un antiporta incisa in rame e 5 tavv. rip. f.t. (segue) Lettere intorno all elettricità., ibidem 1755, 180 pp. e 4 tavv. rip. f.t. (segue) Ricerche sopra le cause particolari de fenomeni elettrici e sopra gli effetti nocivi o vantaggiosi che se ne può attendere, ibidem 1750, 334(2) pp. e 8 tavv. rip. f.t. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        The Art of Angling Improved, in all its parts, Especially Fly-Fishing: Containing A particular Account of the several Sorts of Fresh-Water Fish, with their most proper Baits. Also The Names, Colours, and Seasons of all the most Useful Flies. With Directions for Making each Fly .

      Printed by M. Olivers, Worcester 1747 - The Rare First, Taverner's Copy Westwood & Satchell note that although only Richard Bowlker's name appears in the first edition, in the second, his son Charles seems to lay claim to the work. At his death in 1779, Charles "was considered the most finished fly-fisher of his day." The work went into many editions: this, the first, is a rare book indeed.This particular copy has a distinguished provenance. The rear pastedown bears an interesting ownership inscription, dated 1758, of John Rogers, from the borough of Stone in Shropshire; and the front pastedown bears the following inscription, linking this rare incunable of fly fishing to two modern masters: "John Waller Hills to Eric Taverner."For Hills, see pp. 130-6 of Robb's Notable Angling Literature; Taverner is author of Trout Fishing from All Angles and Salmon Fishing (both titles in the Lonsdale Library), The Making of a Trout Stream, etc., etc. Westwood & Satchell, pp. 39-40; Heckscher 251 Contemporary panelled calf, neatly rebacked and repaired, front and rear free endpapers renewed Printer's ornaments at beginning and end of text. [4], 95 pp. 1 vols. Small 8vo [Attributes: First Edition]

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        VIAGGIO NEL BASSO ED ALTO EGITTO. Illustrato dietro alle tracce e ai disegni del Sig. Denon.

      In folio max. (mm. 560 x 400), bross. muta coeva, 2 voll. (di cui 1 di Atlante) in bella custodia di legno con titolo oro su tassello al dorso. Il testo, pp. XI,(1),214, contiene i preliminari e la spiegazione delle tavole. L?Atlante raccoglie 151 magnifiche tavv., numerose a doppia pag. o con più illustrazioni, realizzate su disegni dell'Autore e riincise in rame o all'acquatinta da valenti artisti italiani. Vi sono rappresentati: bellissime vedute a sanguigna, carte geografiche (di cui 2, a doppia pag., dell'Alto e Basso Egitto), planimetrie, interni, particolari archeologici, scene della vita del popolo, i vari tipi di abitanti, le battaglie di Napoleone. L'A., il barone Dominique Vivant Denon (1747 - 1823), uomo politico e incisore francese, accompagnò Bonaparte in Egitto dove esegui' le illustrazioni di questa grande opera. ?He not only visited the Delta but travelled throughout Upper Egypt making a great collection of drawings and antiquities; he carried out his task of recording the Egyptian monuments very well, and also wrote an account of his journey.. The "Voyage dans la Basse et la Haute Egypte" was issued in 1802 in 2 large fol. vols. and had a profound effect on European scholarship, running to several editions and being translated into English, German and Italian. Così Dawson ?Who was who in Egyptology?, p. 83. "Edizione originale della traduzione italiana" (La prima, di Parigi, del 1802 è illustrata da 143 tavv.). Cfr. Graesse,II,362: "ouvrage magnifique" - Brunet,II,599: "ouvrage intéressant et d'une exécution soignée; il contient quelques notes et des augmentations qui sont dues à l'Abbé Fontana, alors bibliothécaire de la Ricardiana" - Choix de Olschki,I,1467a. Il vol. di testo con uniformi arross. più o meno lievi; nell'Atlante 6 tavv. fiorite, alcune con lievi fiorit., altrimenti esemplare con barbe, ben conservato.

      [Bookseller: Libreria Antiquaria Malavasi]
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        Ein gotischer Brunnen in Narni.

      . Bleistift auf Bütten, mit Wasserzeichen "M.H.", monogrammiert und bezeichnet "DQ", "Fontaine Gothique sur une autre Place a Narni", rechts oben numeriert "N.8.". 32:28 cm.. Domenico Quaglio gehört zu einer ursprünglich aus Oberitalien stammenden Künstlerfamilie und war deren bedeutendster Vertreter. Nach erster Unterweisung durch seinen Vater, den Theatermaler und Architekten Guiseppe Quaglio (1747-1828) absolvierte er eine Ausbildung zum Kupferstecher und Lithographen an der Münchner Kunstakademie bei Carl Ernst Christoph Hess (1755-1822) und Johann Michael Mettenleiter (1765-1853). Ab 1803 war er am Hoftheater in München tätig, dort 1809-1814 Hoftheatermaler, zudem entwarf er Bühnendekorationen, später erfolgte die Ernennung zum bayerischen Hofmaler. Er gilt als Begründer des Münchner Vedutenbildes und unternahm in diesem Kontext zahlreiche Reisen durch Deutschland, an den Rhein, in die Niederlande, nach Frankreich, Italien und der Schweiz, um vor allem mittelalterliche Baudenkmäler zu zeichnen. 1823 war er Mitbegründer des Münchner Kunstvereins, des ersten in Deutschland. 1832 erhielt er von Kronprinz Maximilian den Auftrag, den Wiederaufbau und die Ausschmückung des Schlosses Hohenschwangau zu leiten. Die bis 1837 andauernden Arbeiten hierzu strapazierten den Künstler derart, daß er kurz vor der Vollendung zusammenbrach und verstarb. Quaglio gilt als bedeutendster Vedutenmaler der Romantik.

      [Bookseller: Galerie Joseph Fach GmbH]
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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. Titelsidan tryckt i rött och svart. Nött samtida skinnbd med med upphöjda bind och brun titeletikett av marokäng samt spegeldekor på pärmarna. Klistermarmorerade snitt. Pärmdekoren oxiderad. Ryggen ngt skadad upptill och främre pärmen med mindre nagg i den övre kanten. Pärmarna lite bågnade. En del kludd på försättsbladet. Inre falsar lite svaga. Det inledande opaginerade registret försett med prydliga gamla sidhänvisningar i bläck. Sporadiska småfläckar, t.ex. några bläckfläckar i yttermarginalen på s. 76-77. Planschen har några fläckar i nedre marginalen och även en liten bit in över plåtkanten. Med en gammal namnteckning på titelbladet, "Geisler".. 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". Namnteckningen är troligen av Erik Geisler (1720-73). Han var markscheider vid Falu gruva och ritade 1753 en ny karta över Stora Kopparberget. Han var morfar till E. G. Geijer

      [Bookseller: Mats Rehnström]
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        Nouveau theatre de la guerre aux Pays-Bas, ou cartes tres detaillees du Duche de Brabant et partie de la Hollande, dressees d'apres les meilleures du Pays et en particulier celle d'Hollande en 20 feuilles par Covens et Mortier. Paris, Dheulland, [1747].

      - 4°, half perkamenten band uit de tijd, met 25 kaarten, elk 234x31 cm., met handgekleurde grenzen, van het gebied begrensd door Leiden, Zutphen, Aken, Brussel. Koeman, C & M 19. B1425.

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        D. Laurentii Heisters Chirurgie, in welcher alles, was zur Wund-Artzney geho¨ret, nach der neuesten und besten Art, gru¨ndlich abgehandelt und in acht und dreyßig Kupffer-Tafeln die neu-erfundene und dienlichste Instrumente, nebst den bequemsten Handgriffen der chirurgischen Operationen und Bandagen deutlich vorgestellet werden

      Nürnberg: Johann Adam Stein & Gabriel Nicolaus Raspe. 1747. Fourth, enlarged. Full calf. Losses to head & tail of spine otherwise a very handsome copy in full calf with frontis of the author & 38 folding plates, all of which are sound & complete. This (the fourth) edition contains an additional twelve plates. ; Stout Octavo; [xii], 1078, [22] pages; Additional images and further information provided upon request. .

      [Bookseller: Virginia Book Shop, Inc., ABAA, ILAB, FA]
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        Rélation exacte et circonstanciée du combat de l'escadre angloise commandée

      Nantes: chez N. Verger, 1747. Printed bifolium, octavo; some wear and old folds but very good. Anson on the Centurion at Cape Finistere. An intriguing and ephemeral French publication, telling of the surrender of a French convoy to Anson. It was published in Nantes and prints a letter sent from Plymouth by the Chevalier de Saint-George (a rather ironic name in the context), who was on the Invincible (no comment) and was the officer who surrendered his sword to Anson to cede the fleet.In three concise pages the Chevalier describes the events when the French squadron under the command of de la Jonquière engaged Anson's fleet near Cap Finistere. The battle was of tremendous significance in the War of the Austrian Succession as it went a long way towards grounding the French fleet. The surrender of the French was taken by Anson himself, who was sailing on his old ship the Centurion, the same ship on which he had completed his circumnavigation three years earlier. The fourth page lists the ships involved, including three French East India Company vessels.The publisher of this most uncommon work was the Nantes-based Nicolas Verger, who was long-established as a printer for the King, and who issued all manner of royal statutes and decrees in the first half of the eighteenth century. His involvement no doubt gave this a quasi-official status, and it is likely that it was printed as the first news of the disaster to reach France.

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        A Proposal for increasing the strength of the British Navy, by changing all the guns, from the eighteen pounders downwards, into others of equal weight but of a Greater Bore

      London: printed for J. Nourse, at the Lamb against Katherine-Street in the Strand, 1747. First edition, with half-title. vii, [viii, blank], 24 pp. 1 vols. 8vo. Bound in three quarter tan morocco and marbled boards, gilt spine, by W. Matthews. Bookplate of Edward Berwind.

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        Gothic Architecture Improved by Rules and Proportions in Many Grand

      1747. LANGLEY, Batty and Thomas. Gothic Architecture, Improved by Rules and Proportions. In many Grand Designs of Columns, Doors, Windows, Chimney-Pieces, Arcades, Colonades, Porticos, Umbrellos, Temples, and Pavillions etc. Engraved title-page and 64 full-page engraved plates. 4to., 295 x 230 mm, bound in full contemporary English speckled calf, gilt ruled border on covers, spine in six compartments gilt with raised bands, author and title gilt on red morocco label in second compartment and double C monogram in the remaining five. London: Printed for John Millan, 1747. First Edition under the title Gothic Architecture, being a reprint of Ancient Architecture, Restored and Improved..., published in 1742. The work is entirely made up of finely engraved plates depicting the cross sections and proportions of columns, edifices, temples, fire places, windows, etc. Batty Langley (1696-1751) was renowned for his garden plans and architecture in the Gothic style, as well as his rebellion against the stiff layouts of John Claudius Loudon and Henry Wise. "Langley's name was long synonymous with bizarre and wayward designs" (Millard, p. 143). He authored over twenty architectural books, many of them intended for builders. Rear joint starting, overall a fine copy. Harris, British Architectural Books and Writers 410.

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        An appeal to the common sense of Scotsmen,

      especially those of the landed interest, and more especially freeholders, if their own conduct be not the source of their misery? And, if their own vigorous efforts be not the only mean of their relief? Together with a proposal of the last importance for saving the country from ruin, and preventing future insurrections and other dismal consequences of extreme poverty and want; in answer to the groans of its wretched inhabitants.A good and pretty hard-hitting critical survey of Scottish industry in the chaotic period just after the 1745 Jacobite fiasco."Edinburgh, the centre of home trade, the metropolis of the country, whence the demands of the landed gentlemen throughout the whole nation are continually supplied; and which, if profitably occupied, would be the mother and nurser of our manufactures, and a source of riches to the nation, is at present a disgrace, as well as a ruin to Scotland; the traders in it being employed in importing goods fitted to create expence, and which tend to stop the consumption of our own manufactures; and the numerous hands are employed in levying the rents of the poor landed gentlemen, which ought to be applied for their own interest, in employing their own people, and remitting these for the employment and support of others. These things are sad truths, and no doubt are the springs of the destruction of the country." [Advertisement pp.7-8].There is inevitably much here on the Scottish woollen trade. It incorporates, for example, Proposals for establishing the Scots woollen manufacture, dated February 19, 1747, in which Alexander Mason, an Edinburgh merchant with shop premises in Luckenbooths, appointed manager to the Company for Promoting the Woollen Manufacture in Scotland, is also appointed recipient for subscriptions.8vo., (2) + 10 + 66pp., complete with the half-title, lower margins trimmed (nowhere near printed surface) removing ink ms. notes, half-title a bit soiled, 19th century half calf, spine gilt, some wear to marbled paper sides but a good crisp copy., 1747. First and only edition: rare.Goldsmiths 8278. Hanson 6057. Not in Kress. ESTC & OCLC together locate a total of only 10 libraries with copies, of which only the McMaster + Yale + Spencer Research libraries in N.America.. especially those of the landed interest, and more especially freeholders, if their own conduct be not the source of their misery? And, if their own vigorous efforts be not the only mean of their relief? Together with a proposal of the last importance for saving the country from ruin, and preventing future insurrections and other dismal consequences of extreme poverty and want; in answer to the groans of its wretched inhabitants. A good and pretty hard-hitting critical survey of Scottish industry in the chaotic period just after the 1745 Jacobite fiasco."Edinburgh, the centre of home trade, the metropolis of the country, whence the demands of the landed gentlemen throughout the whole nation are continually supplied; and which, if profitably occupied, would be the mother and nurser of our manufactures, and a source of riches to the nation, is at present a disgrace, as well as a ruin to Scotland; the traders in it being employed in importing goods fitted to create expence, and which tend to stop the consumption of our own manufactures; and the numerous hands are employed in levying the rents of the poor landed gentlemen, which ought to be applied for their own interest, in employing their own people, and remitting these for the employment and support of others. These things are sad truths, and no doubt are the springs of the destruction of the country." [Advertisement pp.7-8].There is inevitably much here on the Scottish woollen trade. It incorporates, for example, Proposals for establishing the Scots woollen manufacture, dated February 19, 1747, in which Alexander Mason, an Edinburgh merchant with shop premises in Luckenbooths, appointed manager to the Company for Promoting the Woollen Manufacture in Scotland, is also appointed recipient for subscriptions. 8vo., (2) + 10 + 66pp., complete with the half-title, lower margins trimmed (nowhere near printed surface) removing ink ms. notes, half-title a bit soiled, 19th century half calf, spine gilt, some wear to marbled paper sides but a good crisp copy.

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        To the Memory of a Lady Lately Deceased. A Monody

      London: Printed for A. Millar, over-against Catherine-Street in the Strand; and sold by M. Cooper, at the Globe in Pater-Noster Row, 1747. First edition, with signature "E" under the first "a" of "again". [2], 15, [1] pp. Lacking half-title. 1 vols. Folio. Modern half calf. Near fine, contemporary note, "Lady Littleton [sic]," on p. 1. Lyttelton's most admired poem, a pastoral elegy and lament on the loss of his wife.

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        Procedimentos do Excellentissimo, e Reverendissimo Bispo do Porto contra os Irmãos da Misericordia daquella Cidade, por lhe faltarem à reverencia, e honras devîdas em o dia 12. de Março de 1746 ? offerece o Procurador da Mitra do Porto.

      Porto, na Officina Episcopal de Manoel Pedroso Coimbra, 1747. - Small woodcut vignette of an angel with trumpet on title-page. Many woodcut initials of excellent quality. Numerous large woodcut tailpieces, including one of the bishop's arms repeated several times. (92 ll.). Folio (29 x 20 cm.), modern full calf, roll-tooled and stamped in blind, spine with raised bands in five compartments, title gilt-stamped in second compartment from head (minor wear at extremities), marbled endleaves. Tiny pinpoint wormholes in upper blank margin of many leaves; ever-so slightly larger but still very minor in a few. Scattered light soiling (mostly marginal), some leaves lightly browned. Overall very good condition. Old ink inscription on recto of old front free endleaf. ---- FIRST and ONLY EDITION? The Bishop of Porto, D. Fr. José Maria da Fonseca e Évora (1690-1752), visiting each of the churches in Porto on the occasion of a Jubilee, felt he had not been received with due veneration at that of the Irmãos da Misericórdia, and promptly suspended services there. The Irmãos filed a reply, and the case went for a final decision to the Senate, for whose benefit this record of the documents relating to the case was printed.---- Innocêncio XIII, 95: without collation. Not in Palha. Not in Santa Casa da Misericórdia de Lisboa, @Catálogo das obras impressas no século XVIII. Not in Monteverde. Not in Azevedo-Samodães. Not in Ameal. On Fonseca e Évora, see Barbosa Machado II, 868-72. Not located in NUC. Not located in OCLC. Porbase locates a single copy, in the Biblioteca Central da Marinha, with only 178 pp. Not located in Copac. KVK (44 databases searched) locates only the copy cited by Porbase. Not located in Hollis. Not located in Melvyl. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        View of Moorea’ (Tahiti) and ‘A View of Matavai Bay’ (Society Islands). Two handcoloured aquatints after the originals by John Cleveley.] .

      N.p. - Two hand-coloured aquatints, each approx. 420 x 596mm (16 1⁄2 x 23 1⁄2”), on paper, trimmed to image, minor chipping to margins, but in very good condition, the colouring very bright and attractive, each watercolour now matted and contained in acid-free folders. These famous images of Cook’s third voyage derive from sketches by James Cleveley, the carpenter on board the expedition ship Resolution and son of the marine artist John Cleveley. After his return to England, James made the sketches available to his brother, also called John (known as John Cleveley the younger, 1747-1786), who worked them up into a group of accomplished watercolours. Four of these scenes were engraved by Francis Jukes, the “prolific aquatinter” (ODNB), and published by Thomas Martyn as Views in the South Seas (1787-8).

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        Rom, Blick auf das Pantheon.

      . Zeitgenössisch aquarellierte Umrißradierung, mit schwarzer Tuschlinie umrandet und mit braun laviertem ca. 1 cm breitem Rand, in der Platte links unten signiert und bezeichnet "Keiserman (sic!) Roma", auf Bütten mit Wasserzeichen: C & I Honig sowie bekröntes Posthornwappen. 31,3:43,5 cm. In lichten Gelb- und Blautönen aquarelliert, wie für L. Ducros (1747-1810) und seinen Schüler Kaisermann üblich. Zu den Rändern hin leicht gebräunt, minimale Ausbesserung im Himmel rechts oben.. Um unter der Anleitung von L. Ducros (1748-1810) zu arbeiten, war Kaisermann 1789 nach Rom gekommen. Die Vedutenmalerei seines Lehrers wurde für ihn maßgebend. Nach einem mehrjährigen Aufenthalt in Neapel ließ er sich 1797 in Rom nieder. Um 1800 nahm er für sechs Jahre den erst 19jährigen Künstler B. Pinelli (1781-1835) in seinen Dienst, damit dieser ihm die Figurenstaffage in seine Bilder zeichne. Gemeinsam unternahmen sie Studienfahrten in die nähere Umgebung. Sie widmeten sich u.a. intensiv der Darstellung von Ruinen und Landschaften, den Wasserfällen von Tivoli und Terni, den Patriziervillen des Albanergebirges in Aquarellen und Umrißradierungen. Seit 1808 hatte er einen Neffen, Franz Knebel, als Gehilfen, der am 16. Januar 1822 in Rom starb. Ein gleichnamiger Neffe wurde sein Nachfolger, wurde Kaisermanns Erbe und verkaufte 1835 den Nachlaß. Mit dem Vertrieb seiner Veduten an begeisterte Romreisende war Kaisermann sehr erfolgreich. Seine Kunst wurde von den Zeitgenossen allerdings kontrovers beurteilt. A.W. von Schlegel (1767-1845) zählte ihn 1805 in einem Schreiben an Goethe zu den besten römischen Landschaftsmalern, während J.A. Koch (1768 - 1839) über seine Kunst sinngemäß sagte, sie sei keinen Schuß Pulver wert.

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        The Art of Angling Improved, in all its parts, Especially Fly-Fishing: Containing A particular Account of the several Sorts of Fresh-Water Fish, with their most proper Baits. Also The Names, Colours, and Seasons of all the most Useful Flies. With Directions for Making each Fly

      Worcester: Printed by M. Olivers, 1747. First edition. Printer's ornaments at beginning and end of text. [4], 95 pp. 1 vols. Small 8vo. Contemporary panelled calf, neatly rebacked and repaired, front and rear free endpapers renewed. The Rare First, Taverner's Copy Westwood & Satchell note that although only Richard Bowlker's name appears in the First edition, in the second, his son Charles seems to lay claim to the work. At his death in 1779, Charles "was considered the most finished fly-fisher of his day". The work went into many editions: this, the first, is a rare book indeed.This particular copy has a distinguished provenance. The rear pastedown bears an interesting ownership inscription, dated 1758, of John Rogers, from the borough of Stone in Shropshire; and the front pastedown bears the following inscription, linking this rare incunable of fly fishing to two modern masters: "JOHN WALLER HILLS TO ERIC TAVERNER".For Hills, see pp. 130-6 of Robb's Notable Angling Literature; Taverner is author of Trout Fishing from All Angles and Salmon Fishing (both titles in the Lonsdale Library), The Making of a Trout Stream, etc., etc.

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        Bibliotheca botanica recensens libros plus mille de plantis huc usque editos, secundum systema auctorum naturale in classes, ordines, genera et species dispositos, additis editionis loco, tempore, forma, lingua caet ? Pars 1

      Halae Sailcae [Stockholm]: Apud Io. Gottl. Bierwirth, 1747. Edito Nova Multo Correctior. [xiv,] 124 [,8] pp. 1 vols. 8vo. Later brown cloth. Bookplate of Johann Christoph Harrer, M.D. and signature of earlier owner W.D. Peck. Edito Nova Multo Correctior. [xiv,] 124 [,8] pp. 1 vols. 8vo. Linnaeus the Taxonomic Bibliographer. This first part of the Fundamenta Botanica is a critical bibliography of more than a thousand botanical works. Linnaeus has divided the authors taxonomically into two different branches, botanists and botanophiles, and these two are further divided into sixteen categories and numerous sub-categories.

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        Vollständige Beschreibung des uralten und weitberühmten Hochgräfl. Geschlechts der Herren Reichsgraf- und Burggrafen von Kirchberg in Thüringen. in Vier Theilen. Samt einem Anhange.

      Stocks Erben und Schilling, Frankfurt am Main 1747 - 4to (25 x 20 cm). Mit 8 gef. Kupfern, 3 gef. Tabellen, 2 gest. Kopf- u. 1 Schlußvignette. Titel in Rot u. Schwarz. 7 Bl., 342 S., 10 Bl., 224 S., 10 Bl. Pgt. d. Zeit m. RSchild. Rotschnitt. Pgt. m. etw. Patina. Sehr schönes, wohlerhaltenes Ex., innen vollkommen sauber u. frisch. gr. [Attributes: First Edition]

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        Reflexions sur l'origine, l'histoire et la succession des anciens peuples Chaldeens, Hebreux, Phenicien, Egyptiens, Grecs, &c. jusqu'au temps de Cyrus. Nouvelle édition augmentée de la vie de l'auteur & d'une table alphabétique des matieres ? in 2 voll.

      Chez De Bure l'aîné 1747 in 4°, pp. (4) 20, (6), VIII, LVI, 85, (3), 383, (5); (4), 504, 44, (2), leg. p / pelle coeva, ds. a 5 nervi con tit. in oro su tass. e ricchi fregi dorati, tagli rossi, buoni esempl. con alcune pp. lievemente arrossate per la qualità della carta e con piccoli e abili restauri alla leg.. L'A. (1683 - 1745) fu uno dei più grandi eruditi dei suoi tempi. Titolare, dopo il Galland, della cattedra di lingua e letteratura araba al Collége Royal, membro dell'Accadèmie des Inscriptions della Società reale di Londra e di Berlino, bibliotecario del Re per le lingue orientali, fu il primo a mettere a disposizione degli europei la lingua cinese componendo una grammatica ed un dizionario di grande valore. Godeva di una memoria prodigiosa, sviluppata dalla più tenera età, e conosceva quasi tutte le lingue asiatiche ed europee. I dotti francesi e stranieri lo consultavano costantemente per le sue estese conoscenze storiche e linguistiche. La presente opera è qui nella sua migliore edizione, corretta e ampliata rispetto all'originale del 1735, comprendente la biografia dell'A. scritta dai suoi allievi De Guignes e Deshauterayes, e l'elenco di tutte le sue opere, memorie e dissertazioni, molte delle quali conservate esclusivamenmte in forma manoscritta. Nei due voll. abbondano le citazioni in greco, latino, ebraico e vengono riportati anche dei magnifici caratteri cinesi su 10 pp. per redigere un elenco dei nomi originali degli antichi imperatori della Cina. Una summa di erudizione veramente eccezionale, con notizie interessanti e non comuni sull'origine e le credenze degli antichi popoli. Nel 1° vol. due pp. (321 - 324) risultano posposte dopo la pag. 328. Cfr.: Brunet II, 1359; Graesse II, 622; Quérard III, 181; Passigli II, 848; De Feller III, 138.

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        THE HISTORY OF THE FIRST DISCOVERY AND SETTLEMENT OF VIRGINIA: BEING AN ESSAY TOWARDS A GENERAL HISTORY OF THIS COLONY [bound with:] AN APPENDIX TO THE FIRST PART OF THE HISTORY OF VIRGINIA

      Williamsburg: William Parks, 1747.. Two volumes bound in one, as usual. viii,331pp. (pp.305-341 misnumbered 295-331); v,[1],34pp. Contemporary speckled calf, red gilt morocco label, ornate gilt spine in six compartments, label renewed. Minor shelf wear, front board nearly detached. Faint toning. Signature X printed on paper that has more foxing than the other signatures, as usual. Very good. In a half morocco and cloth box. First edition, third issue of Stith's book, this issue possibly published as late as 1753. Stith's text is one of the first American histories to be written and printed in the British colonies, and the first such in Virginia. Stith, who was well connected in the colony, had access to numerous important sources, including the library of William Byrd of Westover, the personal recollections of Sir John Randolph, county court books, the official records of the London Company, and John Smith's seminal GENERALL HISTORIE OF VIRGINIA. Printing began in Virginia when William Parks established his press in Williamsburg in 1730. This is one of the earliest accessible Virginia imprints, and one of the most interesting. An appealing copy of a landmark book. BERG, WILLIAMSBURG IMPRINTS 58. EVANS 6071. SABIN 91860. SWEM 5325. HOWES S1014, "b." NAIP w023158. CHURCH 963. STREETER SALE 1100.

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        La philosophie du bon sens

      New edition, reprint of the increased volume of the second edition 1740. It is illustrated with a portrait and a curious allegorical figure in the first volume, as well as a large thumbnail title to the Epistle .. Pages titles in red and black. Full mottled calf iced period. Part of title and volume number in red morocco. 3 corners bumped. Slight crack in the upper joint of Volume II. Despite the shortcomings announced, fine copy, in a very handsome appearance. Implementation of a free thinker of the Enlightenment, the philosophy of common sense is an examination of prejudice and all branches of knowledge in the light of the assumption of skepticism; the author of this assumption uncertainty is beneficial as to the truth of things; the book was considered dangerous enough to be banned by the Parliament and thus Argens wrote most of his books in Holland, in the shelter of an arrest. Although praised by Voltaire, the work was condemned by Kant. Chez Pierre Paupie A La Haye 1747 2 tomes en 2 Vol. in 12 (9,5x17cm) (2) XII 480pp. et VIII 468pp. relié

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        Traité des feux d'artifice pour le spectacle

      The best edition of this work increased and enriched by the author, whose original published in 1706. The author explains the importance of this new edition revised in a warning. Frontispiece, title 3 beautiful vignettes by Cochin and 13 folding plates (the 1741 edition contained only 8). Boards vignettes and explanations after the table of contents.Bound in full mottled calf blond and glossy. Back tooled raised. part of title in red morocco. Head cap threadbare, torn rotator tail and largely on the last box. Paper of freshness, free from foxing. Despite the shortcomings of binding, pretty good copy.The most comprehensive treaty and doubtless the first to deal in a practical way fireworks in a fun way and not military. Composition of fireworks and how to use them, the book is often very technical. the book ends on ceremonial occasions bonfires and illuminations. Chez Charles Antoine Jombert A Paris 1747 In-8 (12x20cm) relié

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        Oeuvres

      New edition and first given by St. Mark, with its remarks and comments. It is illustratedBinding in full mottled calf and then chilled. Back with nerves decorated. As an exhibit in red morocco, and volume number in beige leather. Jaws of Volume I cracked head. Lower jaw of Volume III split tail. Jaws of Volume V split. Restorations in caps and bits of 5 volumes. Chez david & Chez Durand A Paris 1747 5 tomes en 5 Vol. in-8 (11,2x18cm) reliés

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        Erzählung sonderbarer Rechtshändel, sammt deren gerichtlichen Entscheidung. Aus dem französischen übersetzt. (ab Band 5: Causes celebres oder Erzählung sonderbarer Gerichtshändel...). 9 Bände (alles Erschienene). Titel in Rot und Schwarz. Dekorative Halblederbde d. Z. (leicht berieben, 1 Gelenkeinriss, 1 kleine Kapitalfehlstelle) mit Rückenschild und reicher Rückenvergoldung.

      Leipzig, Gottfried Kiesewetter und (Bd 9) Heinsius, 1747-1767.. . Sehr seltene erste deutsche Ausgabe der berühmten Sammlung von Kriminalfällen durch den Pariser Juristen (1673-1743), die sprichwörtlich wurde und kaum - wie hier - vollständig vorkommt. Die erste französische Ausgabe erschien ab 1734 und erfuhr zahlreiche Fortsetzungen durch andere Autoren. Pitaval behandelt die bekanntesten Strafrechtsfälle seiner Zeit auf der Grundlage der jeweiligen Prozessakten und gilt daher als Begründer der Gerichtsberichterstattung. Derartige Fallsammlungen dienten zunächst sowohl als juristische Fachlektüre als auch als allgemeine Publikumslektüre. Später zielten sie vor allem auf den Publikumsgeschmack ab. Die Blütezeit dieser Literaturform war das 19. und der Beginn des 20. Jahrhunderts. In dieser Zeit gehörten sogenannte "Pitavalgeschichten" in jede Bibliothek. In der Folgezeit gab es zahlreiche Nachahmer und Folgeeditionen, so z. B. Paul Johann Anselm von Feuerbachs 'Merkwürdige Rechtsfälle' 1808/11, 'Der neue Pitaval' von Julius Eduard Hitzig und Willibald Alexis (1842-1890), Egon Erwin Kischs 'Prager Pitaval' (1931), Herrmann Mostars und Robert Adolf Stemmles 'Der neue Pitaval' (1963 ff.) u. a. m. Bekannt ist auch die von Friedrich Schiller herausgegebene vierbändige Auswahl der von Pitaval zusammengestellten Fälle. Das Fernsehen der DDR lehnte sich mit den von Friedrich Karl Kaul entwickelten Fernsehpitavalen an die Tradition dieses Genres an. Die vorliegende Sammlung enthält den Fall des falschen Martin Guerre, der Giftmischerin Brinvilliers, des "Hexenmeisters" Urban Grandier, der Magdalena Jollivet, der Ehebrecherin Marie Perreau, der Frau Tiquet, der Frau von Beaumont, die pflichtverletzenden Richter, des Carl Franz Harrouards, des Abts Mauroy, Geschichte des Rechtsstreits zwischen Rousseau und Saurin, des als Zauberer verbrannten Ludwig Gaufridy, der als Zwitter angeklagten Nonne, des Fräuleins von Choiseul, Streit zwischen einem Herrn und einer Privatperson, das von zwei Müttern beanspruchte Kind, der abgeschaffte Congress, der wegen seiner Kleinwüchsigkeit nicht angenommene Domherr, Streit der Herren von Cinq Mars und von Thou, Urteil des Herzogs von Ossuna und Philipp V., die aus dem Grab geholte Frau, der Herzog von Guise und seine heimliche Ehe, Geschichte des Fräuleins von Sfrondate, die Ermordung des Herrn von Riancourt u.v.a. - Schönes frisches Exemplar. Nur in wenigen Bibliotheken vollständig nachweisbar. - Fromm 10575.

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        Auserlesene Sammlung verschiedener ... Urkunden und Nachrichten, welche zur Kenntniß der Landes-Verfassung und Rechte des Herzogthums Vor - und Hinter-Pommern, wie auch des Fürstenthums Rügen, dienen können (2 Bände in 1).

      Greifswald, Struck bzw. Rostock und Wismar, Berger und Boedner, 1747/56.. 47, 240 (recte 200) Seiten; 34 Seiten, 1 Blatt Seite (201)-472, Halbpergamentband der Zeit, 21 x 17 cm,. Einband etwas angestaubt, Deckelbezüge berieben, Ex Libris, Stempel auf dem Titelblatt, innen leicht gebräunt und mit einigen alten Anmerkungen, die ersten Blatt oben mit Wasserrand.

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        Oeuvres

      Chez david|& Chez Durand 1747 - - Chez david & Chez Durand, A Paris 1747, 5 tomes en 5 Vol. in-8 (11,2x18cm), reliés. - Nouvelle édition et première donnée par Saint-Marc, avec ses remarques et ses commentaires. Elle est illustrée d'un portrait par Rigaud, gravé par Daullé, 5 fleurons sur les titres d'Eisen et gravés par Boucher, 39 vignettes par Eisen et gravées par Aveline, de La Fosse non signées, 25 culs-de-lampe non signés et 6 figures de Cochin pour Le lutrin. Reliure en plein veau marbré et glacé d'époque. Dos à nerfs orné. Pièce de titre en maroquin rouge, et de tomaison en maroquin beige. Mors du tome I fendus en tête. Mors inférieur du tome III fendu en queue. Mors du tome V fendus. Restaurations en coiffes et mors des 5 tomes. papier uniformément jauni. La première édition de Saint-Marc est une des meilleures éditions critiques de l'oeuvre de Boileau. Saint-Marc n'a pas abrogé purement l'apport des différentes éditions, mais s'en est servi judicieusement pour réaliser la sienne. Il a rétabli les commentaires de Brossette, et réuni les diverses notes des éditions antérieures. Les notes et commentaires de Saint-Marc constituent une grande partie de l'ouvrage et accompagnent très intelligemment le texte, sans érudition vaine. ex-libris gravé aux armes du XIXe A. Aubaret. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Der Liefla?ndischen Chronik (2 Teile in 1)

      Magdeburg, Gebauer, 1747/53.. 1. Teil : von Liefland unter seinen ersten Bischöfen, welcher die alte Geschichte der Russen, Deutschen, Schweden, Dänen, Esthen, Liven, Letten, Litthauen, Curen und Semgallen erleutern Oder die Origines Livoniae Sacrae Et Civilis. 2. Teil : von Liefland unter seinen Herren Meistern welche die alte Geschichte des Ordens und de benachbarten Völker erleutert. 16 Blatt, 220 Seiten, 6 Blatt; 9 Blatt, 364 Seiten, Halblederband der Zeit, 34,5 x 22,5 cm,. Einband etwas berieben, hinteres Vorsatzblatt mit größerem Eckabschnitt, innen etwas gebräunt, sonst gut.

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        Copper Medal in commemoration of his 1740-1744 Circumnavigation and 1747 defeat of the French at Cap Finisterre

      London: Thomas Pingo, 1747. Copper medal, 43.3 mm., with Anson crowned by Victory at right, on the reverse Victory on hippocamp, the names of Anson's officers around; CAMPHEL issue with 'B' faintly visible on 'H', about uncirculated, a few minor blemishes to the rims. Circumnavigation and victory. An excellent medal, commemorating Anson's circumnavigation and his 1747 victory at Cap Finisterre off the coast of Spain. The huge prize-money brought back after the capture of the Manila treasure galleon, followed by the magnificent defeat of the French navy, were achievements which spoke enormously to popular feeling.George Anson was one of the most successful British naval commanders of the eighteenth-century, famous for his notoriously difficult circumnavigation of the globe from 1740-1744 as commander of the Centurion. In 1739 he had been given command of a Pacific squadron to raid Spanish possessions, a period at sea which saw him lose five of his six ships and literally most of his crew, but also return with a staggering £400,000 in bounty after his capture of the Manila treasure galleon. 'After the fleet's failure off Toulon in February the navy stood in need of a popular triumph, and the capture of a treasure galleon was in the public mind the next best thing to a fleet victory. Day after day the newspapers carried reports of the homecoming: the procession from Portsmouth to London, with thirty-two wagons laden with treasure; the feting of Anson and his men; details of the prize money and the dispute over its allocation...' (Williams, p. 229). Anson went on to a long career and, as this medal also commemorates, was instrumental in the French defeat at Finisterre off the Spanish coast on 3 May 1747, where his thirteen ships of the line defeated the French admiral De la Jonquiere's smaller fleet in just three hours with most of the French men-of-war taken.This medal, to commemorate Anson's great successes, was commissioned from Thomas Pingo (1692-1776), then assistant engraver at the Royal Mint. On the obverse is a bust of the admiral crowned with a laurel by Victory and the caption 'Vict. Mai III MDCCXLVII'. The reverse bears the legend 'Circumnavigation' and the names of other officers on the famous journey, themselves famous names in the British navy: Keppel, Saumarez, Saunders, Brett, Dennis, and Campbel.When the medal was originally issued the name of the junior officer Campbel was mis-engraved "Camphel". The present medal is an example of the interim state of the medal, with the 'H' altered to a 'B', but not completely effaced. Eimer suggests that the medal was commissioned by Thomas Anson, George's brother and himself a collector of medals. In this light, it has plausibly been argued that the long-accepted date of production of 1747 is in fact far too early, and that it was not until 1768, six years after Anson's death, that this medal was commissioned and struck.

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        A Plan of the Town of Northampton, Survey'd in MDCCXLVI, by Mess.rs Noble and Butlin, and Engraved by Tho.s Jefferys, Geographer to his Royal Highness the Prince of Wales.

      1747 - London: Jefferys, 1749. 620 x 570mm. Trimmed, margin reinstated on left, repairs to binding folds. A detailed map of Northampton, with a prospect of the city, a description and a copy of Speed's plan dated 1610.

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        Philosophia Britannica: or, a new and comprehensive system of the Newtonian philosophy, astronomy, and geography, in a course of twelve lectures, with notes; containing the physical, mechanical, geometrical, and experimental proofs and illustrations of all the principal propositions in every branch of natural science: also, a particular account of...instruments, engines, and machines... The fourth edition.

      Fourth and last edition, expanded from the rare first edition of 1747 published at Reading, which was itself a greatly expanded version of his Course of Lectures in Natural and Experimental Philosophy (1743), written when he was trying to earn a living by giving lectures and demonstrations on Newtonian experimental philosophy similar to those given in London for many years by J. T. Desaguliers.Martin was one of the best known of the many popularisers of science of his day, and one of the first true retailers in the scientific instruments trade, holding an astonishingly large and varied stock.Wallis 115.3.3 volumes, 8vo, pp. (xxxii), 333, (3) advertisements, 20 engraved plates (18 folding) numbered Iâ€"XVII and Appendix Iâ€"III; pp. (xvi), 390, (2) advertisements, 25 folding plates numbered 18â€"XLII; pp. (xii), 405, (39) index, 36 folding plates numbered XLIIIâ€"LXXII and Appendix II Iâ€"V + 1 plate “belonging to Plate 62” (a total of 81 plates). Contemporary speckled sheep, spines ruled in gilt and unlettered except for volume numbers. Cracks in several joints, small chip at top of one spine, tips of several corners a little worn, but a nice, clean set. Signature of J. Willis on title of volume 1, and of Francis Willis on p. 1.

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        Description of Greenland Iceland Davis Strait Northwest Passage Whaling

      Frankfurt : Leipzig, 1747. / (2nd edition) - 1747 Description of Greenland Iceland Davis Strait Northwest Passage Whaling EXTREMELY Rare ILLUSTRATED / compare@$3,330 Johann Anderson (1674 – 1743) was a German lawyer, linguist, naturalist, biologist, and mayor of Hamburg. He is known for his work Nachrichten von Island, Gronland und der Strasse Davis. Davis Strait is a northern arm of the Labrador Sea. It lies between mid-western Greenland and Nunavut, Canada’s Baffin Island. We find other examples of this same book for sale at $3,330! Main author : Johann Anderson Title: Nachrichten von Island, Gronland 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 Landcharte. Nebst einem Vorberichte von den Lebensumstanden des herrn Verfassers. Published: Frankfurt : Leipzig, 1747. / (2nd edition) Language: German FREE SHIPPING WORLDWIDE Wear: wear as seen in photos Binding: tight and secure leather binding Illustrations: 4 engravings + illustrated frontispiece + woodcut ornaments Pages: complete with all 368 pages; plus indexes, prefaces and such Publisher: Frankfurt : Leipzig, 1747. Size: ~6.75in X 4.25in (17.5cm x 10.5cm) Photos available upon request. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Histoire générale des voyages, ou nouvelle collection de toutes les rélations de voyages par mer et par terre, qui ont été publiées jusqu`à present dans les differéntes langues de toutes les nations connues: contenant ce qu'il y a de plus remarquable, de plus utile, et de mieux avéré, dans les Pays ou les Voyageurs in pénétré. Nouvelle édition. Tome troisième.

      chez Pierre de Hondt,, A la Haye, 1747 - In-4 (cm. 25), pp. vi, 480. Frontespizio in rosso e nero, testate e 41 belle tavole incise in rame di cui molte ripiegate fuori testo. Legatura coeva in piena pelle con punte, dorso a nervi con fregi e titoli in oro. Armi in oro al centro del piatto. Una lacuna alla cuffia superiore, peraltro buon esemplare. Le tavole sono stampate su carta forte e raffigurano vedute, scene popolari, costumi e carte geografiche dei luoghi visitati. Si tratta del terzo volume della celebre storia dei viaggi di A.F. Prevost nell'edizione olandese che segue l'originale francese con, rispetto a quest'ultimo, importati correzioni ed aggiunte. Il presente volume è monograficamente completo e contiene: Voyages en différentes parties de l'Afrique et dans les Isles Adjacentes. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        [MONTPELLIER UNIVERSITY AND BOTANICAL GARDEN STUDENT MANUSCRIPT]

      Montpellier, [1747-1749]. Full Vellum. Very Good. 8vo(18.5 x 13.5 cm). Later limp vellum with vellum covered ties one of which is broken midway through text leaves and absent at back; Some staining on covers. Collation: [60]pp. Text are original student notes in Latin (mostly) and some pp. in French. The latter is for notes on vegetation from MACQUER, Pierre Joseph’s Elemens de Chymie Theorique pratique des v?g?taux, 1749. These notes on pp. [58-59] refer to sections in the first five chapters of Marquer’s book. The first four pages of the manuscript contain notes on medicine with dates of 1747 and 1749. The main body of the manuscript lists plants in the Botanical Garden divided into five major sections: Liliaceae (8pp.); Papilionaceae (13pp.); Umbelliferae (8pp); Caryophyllaceae (15pp.) Infundibuliformea (?) (7pp). There are two blank leaves before the last leaf with text on verso. This page, also in French is on geometry with one drawn image for illustrating a circle with internal triangle connected to external point by two lines. This page concerns derivation a proof for a proposition relating the surface of a sphere to a rectangle and diameter. The catalogue is probably made by a student of medicine as it is preceded by a text on respiration and by notes on a dissection of a woman, a lesson probably attended at the 'Académie de médicine' in Montpellier, dated 1747 and 1749. This was a significant period for the Jardin des Plantes in Montpellier as the garden was undergoing a major restoration by François Boissier between 1740-1758.  The Botanic Garden in Montpellier, Jardin des Plantes, is one of the University’s treasures. The common history of University and Garden has linked them for over four centuries and also points to their common purpose, the safeguarding of all living things: the human being through medicine, the world of plants through the natural medical history. It is France's oldest botanical garden, inspired by the Orto botanico di Padova (1545) and in turn serving as model for the Jardin des Plantes de Paris (1626). In the Middle Ages Montpellier was a rich city due to its position between the sea and the mountains on one of the important trade routes. The speciadors sovereigns based their fortunes on the booming trade with the East. There were many doctors and pharmacists and the art of healing developed in the 12th century and in particular with the use of medicinal plants. A medical school was founded in 1220 for the specific purpose of training medical doctors, and it remains the oldest school to this day in the Western world. The Renaissance produced one of the foremost medical doctors and most learned naturalist, Guillaume Rondelet. In 1550 the Arrêt des Grands Jours de Béziers (Act of Parliament) put him in charge of the first structured botanic studies programme in France and entrusted him with the collection of plants in natura. The first garden, a hortulus, was established on his instructions at the Old School in the Cannau district. Montpellier became the capital of botanical sciences in the 16th and 17th centuries. Pierre Magnol befriended by John Ray was one of the great botanists of his age and revolutionized botanical science in his search for a natural classification system. The concept of “family” was developed by Michel Adanson, a student from Paris, and led directly to the numerical classifications of the 20th century. François Boissier was the Intendant of the garden from 1740 to 1758, replacing the royal intendant. He organised the second major restoration after Magnol and showed himself to be a gifted ‘gardener’. Several naturalists perfected their training and knowledge in Montpellier in the 18th century while the royal garden in Paris became increasingly prominent. Several famous botanists who worked at the botanical garden in Montpellier included Joseph Pitton de Tournefort, Phillibert Commerson and Bernard de Jussieu. (Wikipedia; Coimbra Group) The garden at Montpellier was modeled on existing Italian botanical gardens built near medical schools (as at Pisa and Padua) and has often been described as a replica of them. The program of education was comparably academic and similarly a product of the commercial culture around the Mediterranean that brought imported species of plants and books about medicine into circulation. Pedagogy in medical botany at Montpellier centered on plant demonstrations too… The use of live plants in these early medical gardens was designed to improve on the empirically limiting practice of using only dried herbs for pharmacology. (Shiebinger & Shaw, Colonial Botany… 2oo7 pp. 23-24)

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        ITINERARIO d'Italia di Francesco Scotto

      Nella Stamperia del Bernabò, e Lazzarini 1747 - ITINERARIO d'Italia di Francesco Scotto. In Roma, a spese di Fausto Amidei Mercante di Libri al Corso. Nella Stamperia del Bernabò, e Lazzarini, 1747. In questa nuova Edizione abbellito di rami, accresciuto, ordinato ed emendato, ove si descrivono tutte le principali Città d'Italia, e Luoghi celebri, con le loro origini, Antichità, e Monumenti singolari che nelle medesime si ammirano. Notizia Distinta delle Poste. In-8°, piena pelle coeva, dorso lievemente logoro con 4 nervi, decori e titolo in oro. 10 pp. non numerate compresa l' antiporta. Piccoli fregi, finalini e iniziali ornate, tutto in silografia. 479, 17 pp. Antiporta allegorica, 26 tavole incise in rame fuori testo. Le tavole rappresentano: Carta geografica d' Italia, Trento, Venezia, Padova, Vicenza, Verona, Brescia, Milano, Roma, Bologna, Firenze, Lucca, Livorno, Siena, Civitavecchia, Genova, Mantova, Ferrara, Urbino, Ancona, Nova Urbis (Roma), Loreto, Napoli, Pozzuolo, Baia, Cuma. Rara bellissima prima edizione illustrata, (è la più pregevole). Cremonini, L' Italia nelle vedute, p. 66. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        ITINERARIO d'Italia di Francesco Scotto. In questa nuova Edizione abbellito di rami, accresciuto, ordinato ed emendato, ove si descrivono tutte le principali Città d'Italia, e Luoghi celebri, con le loro origini, Antichità, e Monumenti singolari che nelle medesime si ammirano.

      Nella Stamperia del Bernabò, e Lazzarini, 1747. 1747 ITINERARIO d'Italia di Francesco Scotto. In Roma, a spese di Fausto Amidei Mercante di Libri al Corso. Nella Stamperia del Bernabò, e Lazzarini, 1747. In questa nuova Edizione abbellito di rami, accresciuto, ordinato ed emendato, ove si descrivono tutte le principali Città d'Italia, e Luoghi celebri, con le loro origini, Antichità, e Monumenti singolari che nelle medesime si ammirano. Notizia Distinta delle Poste... In - 8°, piena pelle coeva, dorso lievemente logoro con 4 nervi, decori e titolo in oro. 10 pp. non numerate compresa l' antiporta. Piccoli fregi, finalini e iniziali ornate, tutto in silografia. 479, 15 (2 ff. bianchi). Antiporta allegorica, 26 tavole incise in rame fuori testo. Le tavole rappresentano: Carta geografica d' Italia, Trento, Venezia, Padova, Vicenza, Verona, Brescia, Milano, Roma, Bologna, Firenze, Lucca, Livorno, Siena, Civitavecchia, Genova, Mantova, Ferrara, Urbino, Ancona, Nova Urbis (Roma), Loreto, Napoli, Pozzuolo, Baia, Cuma. Rara bellissima prima edizione illustrata, (è la più pregevole). Cremonini, L' Italia nelle vedute, p. 66.

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        A New and ACCURATE MAP of VIRGINIA & MARYLAND, Laid down from Surveys and Regulated by Astronl Observatns By Eman Bowen

      A Complete System of Geography. Herman Moll., 1747.. Copper engraving. Hand coloured. Fine condition; wide margins. Size: 23 x 32 cm. (9 x 12½ inches) Atractive map of the Chesapeake Bay including only a thin strip of southern Pennsylvania, which is named but with nothing identified. Decorative title cartouche at lower right. Emmanuel Bowen was one of the leading English mapmakers of the eighteenth-century, and was unusual in that he was cartographer to both the French and English Royal Courts.

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        Die durch Theorie erfundene Practic, Oder Gründlich-verfasste Reguln deren man sich als einer Anleitung zu berühmter Künstlere (sic) Zeichen-Wercken bestens bedienen kan (sic). [Drei Werke in sechs Teilen auf zwei Bände verteilt !] Vier Theile inclusive dem vierten "Fortsetzungsband". Zwei Anhänge angebunden - Anhang I: L'Anatomia Deipittori del Signore Carlo Cesio, das ist: deutliche Anweisung und gründliche Vorstellung von der Anatomie der Mahler (sic), wie in den Gliedern des menschlichen Leibs die vornehmste Gebeine und Musculn, nach ihren Namen, Stellen, Anfängen und Enden, auch fordersten Verrichtungen, bey ihren unterschiedlichen Bewegungen und HAndlungen zu erkennen, anzusehen und vorzustellen seyn; anfänglich von dem Kunst=berühmten Meister Carlo Cesio in netten und deutlichen Tabellen, auch kurtzen, doch gründlichen in Italiänischer Sprache beygefügten Erklärungen an das Licht gegeben: Nun aber zu mehrern Aufnahm der Mah Mit 104 Kupfertafeln von Georg Martin Preißler.

      Nürnberg: Kunst-Mahler-Academie. Mischauflage (vierte bis siebente Auflage).. Exzellenter Erhaltungszustand mit nur einem der Kupferstiche mit minimaler Verschmutzung. Eine der schönsten Ausgabe einer Malerschule die wir je gesehen haben.. Mischauflage (vierte bis siebente Auflage). 5 Teile in 2 Bänden (vollständig). Nürnberg, Kunst-Mahler-Academie, 1747-1780. Folio. Band I enthält die Teile 1-3 mit der Vorrede und dem "Nöthigen Vorbericht" aufgeteilt auf die ersten zwei Teile. Paginierung: Teil I: (2 Bll.), 19 ganzseitige Kupfertafeln / Teil II: (5 Bll.), 18 ganzseitige Kupfertafeln / Teil III: (4 Bll.), 17 ganzseitige Kupfertafeln, (3 Bll.). Eine Kupfer in einer Ecke minimal beschmutzt. Band II enthält den vierten "Fortsetzungs" - Band und im Anhang das Werk von Carlo Cesio. Paginierung: Teil IV: (4 Bll.), 18 ganzseitige Kupfertafeln / ANHANG I: L'Anatomia Deipittori / Anatomie der Mahler - Paginierung: (2 Bll.), 16 ganzseitige Kupfer (im Stile Vesalius' und Eustachius') / Anhang II: Nachzeichnen schöner Landschaften - Paginierung: (2), 16 ganzseitige Kupfertafeln // Wunderschöne Halblederbände des späten 18.Jahrhunderts oder frühen 19.Jahrhunderts. Das Halbleder auf fünf unechten Bünden mit zweifarbigen Rückenschildchen und reicher Rückenvergoldung. Exzellenter Erhaltungszustand mit nur einem der Kupferstiche mit minimaler Verschmutzung. Eine der schönsten Ausgabe einer Malerschule die wir je gesehen haben. Johann Daniel Preissler (1666, Nuremberg ?- 1737) was a notable member of a German artistic family, originating in Bohemia. His children included Johan Martin Preisler, Georg Martin Preisler and Johann Justin Preissler, all artists. Most notable for his portraits, nudes and history paintings, he also produced drawings and frescoes. He was also known beyond Nuremberg for his "Die durch Theorie erfundene Practic" (full title: "Die durch Theorie erfundene Practic oder Gründlich verfasste Reguln deren man sich als einer Anleitung zu berühmter Künstlere Zeichen-Wercke bestens bedienen kann"), a sequence of works on art-theory ?- the individual works were translated into several other languages and served as textbooks for students such as the Swiss Salomon Gessner right up until the 19th century. By the time of his death in 1737, Johann Caspar Füssli spoke of Preissler and Jan Kupecky as the two most famous Nuremberg artists of the early 18th century. He received his first artistic training in his home town under his father, the history painter and portraitist Daniel Preissler (1627?-1665), continuing his education in the studio of Johann Murrer. From 1688 to 1696 he stayed in Italy, including periods in Rome and Venice. In 1705 he became the director of Nuremberg's Academy of Fine Arts, which under his leadership turned into a city institution. In 1716 he founded the Zeichenschule (drawing school), open to "poor people's children" ?- it proved a great success. With 71 students entering in the first year, its intake was so large that in 1721 Preissler began producing the teaching materials which later became his "Die durch Theorie erfundene Practic" ?- he had previously only published academic works, such as ones on anatomy. Preissler also wrote on the academically neglected topics such as ornament and flower-drawing (in 1725) and landscape drawing (1739), though throughout his writing he insisted that these were only beginners' lessons. (Wikipedia)

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        [MONTPELLIER UNIVERSITY AND BOTANICAL GARDEN STUDENT MANUSCRIPT]

      Montpellier, [1747-1749]. Full Vellum. Very Good. 8vo(18.5 x 13.5 cm). Later limp vellum with vellum covered ties one of which is broken midway through text leaves and absent at back; Some staining on covers. Collation: [60]pp. Text are original student notes in Latin (mostly) and some pp. in French. The latter is for notes on vegetation from MACQUER, Pierre Joseph?'s Elemens de Chymie Theorique pratique des végétaux, 1749. These notes on pp. [58-59] refer to sections in the first five chapters of Marquer?'s book. The first four pages of the manuscript contain notes on medicine with dates of 1747 and 1749. The main body of the manuscript lists plants in the Botanical Garden divided into five major sections: Liliaceae (8pp.); Papilionaceae (13pp.); Umbelliferae (8pp); Caryophyllaceae (15pp.) Infundibuliformea (?) (7pp). There are two blank leaves before the last leaf with text on verso. This page, also in French is on geometry with one drawn image for illustrating a circle with internal triangle connected to external point by two lines. This page concerns derivation a proof for a proposition relating the surface of a sphere to a rectangle and diameter. The catalogue is probably made by a student of medicine as it is preceded by a text on respiration and by notes on a dissection of a woman, a lesson probably attended at the 'Académie de médicine' in Montpellier, dated 1747 and 1749. This was a significant period for the Jardin des Plantes in Montpellier as the garden was undergoing a major restoration by François Boissier between 1740-1758. The Botanic Garden in Montpellier, Jardin des Plantes, is one of the University?'s treasures. The common history of University and Garden has linked them for over four centuries and also points to their common purpose, the safeguarding of all living things: the human being through medicine, the world of plants through the natural medical history. It is France's oldest botanical garden, inspired by the Orto botanico di Padova (1545) and in turn serving as model for the Jardin des Plantes de Paris (1626). In the Middle Ages Montpellier was a rich city due to its position between the sea and the mountains on one of the important trade routes. The speciadors sovereigns based their fortunes on the booming trade with the East. There were many doctors and pharmacists and the art of healing developed in the 12th century and in particular with the use of medicinal plants. A medical school was founded in 1220 for the specific purpose of training medical doctors, and it remains the oldest school to this day in the Western world. The Renaissance produced one of the foremost medical doctors and most learned naturalist, Guillaume Rondelet. In 1550 the Arrêt des Grands Jours de Béziers (Act of Parliament) put him in charge of the first structured botanic studies programme in France and entrusted him with the collection of plants in natura. The first garden, a hortulus, was established on his instructions at the Old School in the Cannau district. Montpellier became the capital of botanical sciences in the 16th and 17th centuries. Pierre Magnol befriended by John Ray was one of the great botanists of his age and revolutionized botanical science in his search for a natural classification system. The concept of ?"family?" was developed by Michel Adanson, a student from Paris, and led directly to the numerical classifications of the 20th century. François Boissier was the Intendant of the garden from 1740 to 1758, replacing the royal intendant. He organised the second major restoration after Magnol and showed himself to be a gifted ?'gardener?'. Several naturalists perfected their training and knowledge in Montpellier in the 18th century while the royal garden in Paris became increasingly prominent. Several famous botanists who worked at the botanical garden in Montpellier included Joseph Pitton de Tournefort, Phillibert Commerson and Bernard de Jussieu. (Wikipedia; Coimbra Group) The garden at Montpellier was modeled on existing Italian botanical gardens built near medical schools (as at Pisa and Padua) and has often been described as a replica of them. The program of education was comparably academic and similarly a product of the commercial culture around the Mediterranean that brought imported species of plants and books about medicine into circulation. Pedagogy in medical botany at Montpellier centered on plant demonstrations too… The use of live plants in these early medical gardens was designed to improve on the empirically limiting practice of using only dried herbs for pharmacology. (Shiebinger & Shaw, Colonial Botany… 2oo7 pp. 23-24)

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        Carte Nouvelle du Duché de Brabant et partie de la Hollande. Dressée sur les Meilleures Cartes Levées dans les Pays, Presentée au Roy. Par son très humble Obeissant et fidel Sujet G. Dheulland. Cette Carte divisée en 24 Feuilles outre la forme d'un Luvre portatif, pour l'Usage de Mrs. les Officiers de Trouppes de sa Majeste', que l'on a eu principalement en veue, peut recevoir deux autres formes: 1e. touttes le feuilles jointes ensembles font une seule Catre, 2e. Jointes 4 par 4 elles feront 6 Cartes de grandeur ordinaire d'Atlas. Chacune de ces feuilles contient d'Etendue 9 Liveues Communes de France sur 6 1/2 ce qui est suffisant pour y voir les differentes positions et mouvements des Armées, om a mis en teste une petite Carte generalle divisée pareillement en 24 Carreaux numerottés des mêmes Chiffres qui se trouvent sur les feuilles qui correspondent a chaque quarré.

      Paris, Guillaume Dheulland 1747. 25 folding maps, Contemporary Leather with 5 raised bands, decorated with gilt, 8° (Index map with title and 24 maps in original outline colour. A 25-sheet map of the Duchy of Brabant, here presented, according to the index page, as a 'travelling atlas for the use of the officers of the armies of his Majesty Louis XV, on a scale large enough to track troop movements.' After the outbreak of the War of the Spanish Succession (1740-8) the Spanish Netherlands were a particular target for the French army.).

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        Anatomia oculi humani, una cum structura artificiali; Catalogus; Perspicilla conservatoria corroboratoria; Beschreibung des curiosen Calendarii perpetui.

      - Cassel, Gedruckt bey Hüter und Harmes, Königl. Schwed. Fürstl. Hes. Hofbuchdrucher, 1747, 12°, 37 pp.; pp.38-47, (1), 3 Taf. (in Faksimile); 32 pp.; pp.33-46, gebunden in Brokatpapier der Zeit mit 7farbiger Patronierung; feines Expl. Sehr Selten ! - "Anatomia oculi humani, una cum structura artificiali. - Oder Zergliederung des Menschlichen Auges / wie auch Eine genaue Darstellung aller desselbigen Theile, woselbsten alles accurat vorgebildet / und durch Kunst verfertiget / bestehend aus Horn, Helffenbein, Crystall und Glas. Wodurch Die gantze Anatomie des Auges auf das allergenaueste mit denen Musculis tunicis & humoribus, auf gantz angenehme Weise zergliedert und dargestellet werden kan. So dann folget auch ein umständlicher Bericht De Vitris Conservatoris Ac Oculos Corroboratoriis. Oder: Von Augen stärckenden und das Gesicht erhaltenden Augen-Gläsern. Wodurch die Augen in gutem stande bis in das hohe Alter conserviret werden können. Alles nach den wahren Fundamenten der Optischen Kunst und Wissenschaft dargelegt und explicitet durch Henrich Ludewig Muth, Opticus Profess. & Mathematico Aul. quondam Serenissimi Principis CAROLI I. Hass.Landgravii. - - & "Catalogus / Von unterschiedlichen und mangifaltigen curiesen und nützlichen Instrumentis Mathematiciis so bey Mir zu bekommen." - - Cassel, Gedruckt bey Hüter und Harmes, Königl. Schwed. Fürstl. Hes. Hofbuchdrucker, 1747, 12°, 37 pp.; pp.38-47, (1). 3 Tafeln in Faksimile, gebunden in Brokatpapier der Zeit mit 7farbiger Patronierung und den alten Vorsatzblättern; - mit zwei alten Besitzeinträgen auf dem vorderen Vorsatzblatt; feines Exemplar. - - & beigebunden: - "Perspicilla conservatoria ac corroboratoria, - Oder: Augen-stärckende und Gesichts-erhaltende Augen-Gläser / Bestehend: Im einer vollständigen Vorstellung, wie auch höchst-nöhtiger, und noch nicht ans Licht gekommener Unterrichtung, Von Conservation und Erhaltung der Augen und des Gesichts / durch wahre und nach rechten Fundamentis der Kunst verfertigten besonderen Augen-Gläsen / für allerley Gattung Menschen / sowohl Alte als Junge. Da nach allen Wahrheits-Gründen dargeleget wird, wie sie sich zu verhalten in Gebrauchung der so genannten Brillen ; Damit das Gesicht nicht ruiniret, oder dahin gebracht wird / daß man beständig die Gläser auf der Nasen haben / noch sich immer damit quälen muß / Jedermann und ohne Unterschied zu wissen sehr deutlich dargeleget wird durch Heinrich Ludewig M . ; " - - & "Beschreibung des curiosen Calendarii perpetui, vermittelst einer einzigen simplen Platte von Metall wo alles ohne Verschiebung blos uno intuito zu finden, was man am Zeit-Lauff à l'ordinaire zu wissen nöthig hat. " - - Cassel, Gedruckt bey Hüter und Harmes, Königl. Schwed. Fürstl. Hes. Hofbuchdrucker, 1747; 32 pp.; pp.33-46. - - Heinrich Ludwig Muth (1673-1754), Courtmathematician and prof. in in optics in Kassel. He made numerous optical instruments. - - 3 rd. ed. (first ed. 1709, 2nd ed. 1730. (See Zinner, Astronn. Instr.). - Rare - Not in Hirschberg, Zinner, Houzeau & Lancaster, Blakem nor Waller; No coppy in Cassel U.L. - - Muth, (Henrich Ludwig). "Ist im Jahr 1683 vermutlich in Cassel *) geboren, wo er als Hof. Mathematicus und Professor der Optik gestanden hat und am 12 Oktober 1754, 81 Jahre alt, gesorben ist. - Am 19 Nov 1726 hatte er, ohne Zweifel als Wittwer, Dorothen Elisabeth, des gewesenen Amtsmanns zu Breune Heinemann Schlüters Witwe zu Ehe genommen. . - - Eine vom Hernr. Ludw. Muth verfertigte mehrwürdige Azimtaluhr, worinnen die Magnetnadel selbst die Stunde zeiget, wird in dem mahtematischen Zimmer des Casselischen Kunsthauses , jetzt Museum, aufbewahret; s. Beschreib.von Cassel, S.183 - Gedruckt von ihm ist: - Anatomia oculi humani . Frf. 1709. 8. Casselk 130.12. das. 1747.12. Ein Bericht von verschiedenen mathematischen optischen Curiositaeten und Inventionen, welche bey Hern. Ludw. Muth, Mathemat. Hass. et Optices Profess. verfertigt und gefunden werden; steh. i. Breslauer . [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Observations sur les causes et les accidens de plusieurs accouchemens laborieux, avec des remarques sur ce qui a ete propose ou mis en usage pour les terminer : et de nouveaux moyens pour y parvenir plus aisement.

      Paris, Osmont 1747.. Erste Ausgabe. 20 x 12,5 cm. XVI, 168 S., [2] Bl. Mit einer mehrfach gefalteten Kupferstichtafel. Zeitgenössisches marmoriertes Ganzleder mit Rückentitel und reicher Rückenvergoldung. Der schöne Einband nur gering berieben und bestossen. Handschriftliche Widmung auf dem Vorsatz. Nur vereinzelt etwas fleckig.. Andre Levret (1703-1780) war der berühmteste französische Geburtshelfer des 18. Jahrhunderts. Er schrieb über nahezu alle Gebiete der Geburtshilfe und erfand mehrere gynäkologische Instrumente. Verdienste erwarb er sich um die Verbreitung und Verbesserung der Geburtszange, die er mit einem neuen Schloss und einer Beckenkrümmung versah, sowie bei der Operation der Wendung und des Kaiserschnitts. Die Kupfertafel ist 1746 datiert und zeigt die Levret'sche Geburtszange. Schönes Exemplar.

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