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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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        Automatum inaequale sive horologiorum antiquum automatis animatum... -

      Palermo, Valenza, 1747.In-4 picc. Legatura coeva in pergamena. Con 15 tavole f.t. inc. in rame. (8), 10, 122 pp.; primi quattro fogli arrossati altrimenti esemplare fresco e buono. Rara edizione originale della descrizione di un orologio meccanico, costruito dall?autore, che teneva «conto delle variazioni annue della durata del giorno e quindi delle ore... Lo sviluppo successivo dell?orologeria ha mostrato che... l?antico sistema su cui il B. fondava la propria opera, era sostanzialmente antistorico. Questa considerazione tuttavia non intacca il preciso interesse tecnico di molte analisi del libro» (DBI XII, 336). Mira I, 119. Riccardi I, 155. Baillie pp. 215-217: «The author, evidently a competent mathematician, devised a means of arranging a clock to show the unequel hours, or the hours formed by deviding the times between sunrise and sunset, and between sunset and sunrise, each into 12 parts... Unequal hours were used? till quite a late date, and two clocks in the Nürnberg Museum had dials divided to show them. Bonhomo's device is far better than that of either of these clocks». First edition. With 15 engr. plates. First four leaves browned as usual, otherwise a fresh and good copy bound in contemp. vellum.

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        Biblia germanica 1747 - Sacra Biblia. Das ist: die gantze Heilige Schrifft, Altes und Neues Testaments, Nach alter In Christlicher Kirchen gehabter Translation treulich verteutscht Durch D. Johann Dietenberger, Anjetzo aufs neue in gewisse Versiculn eingetheilet, an vielen Orten gebessert, und mit einen nutzlichen Register versehen

      Nürnberg, Lochner 1747. 35 cm. (50), 1020 (irrig 1018); 288 (irrig 298) Seiten mit Titelvignette, Kupfertitel von Montalegre, 5 (von 24) Kupfertafeln und zahlreichen Initialen, Titel rot und schwarz gedruckt. Blindgeprägter Pergamentband-Bd. der Zeit auf Holzdeckeln mit Messingschließen - Wedewer S. 476 (vgl.) - Köster, Bibel Nr. 114 - Bibel in Deutschland S. 263 - Von Wedewer nicht verzeichnete Folio-Ausgabe mit dem Zensurvermerk der 43. Auflage Würzburg 1705. Dietenberger wurde vor allem durch seine 1534 erstmals in Mainz erschienene Bibelübersetzung bekannt. Er beabsichtigte damit eine möglichst getreue deutsche Wiedergabe des Vulgatatextes (NDB III, 667). Die Kupfer zeigen jeweils 15 Szenen zum Alten Testament. Diesem Exemplar sind die Kupfer zum Neuen Testament nicht beigegeben. Einband etwas fleckig, im Rückenbezug oben ca. 6 x 9 cm ergänzt, innen fleckenfrei, auf Vorsatz zeitgenössischer Besitzeintrag, Stempel auf Kupfertitel und Titel, 2 Blatt Randverlust ergänzt -

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        Treatise on the Roman Senate. In Two Parts

      London: R. Manby and H.S. Cox, 1747. (BINDING, MOORE, EDWIN) First edition. 8vo. [ii, ad leaf] [ii], 196 pp. Contemporary red morocco, covers tooled in gilt with wide floral border made up of three rolls, surrounding a lozenge center-piece made up of small geometric and floral tools, spine in six compartments with raised bands, red lettering piece in one compartment, the rest with dotted saltire and acorn and star tools, a.e.g., by Edwin Moore of Cambridge. Joints rubbed, head of spine damaged. For binding: Foot, Henry Davis Gift, I, p. 81, and II, nos. 171 & 172;Maggs cat. 1212, I, no. 110; Hobson, Five Centuries of English Bookbinding, no. 65 . Inscribed at the top of the title-page, "N (?) Templeman Trin: Coll: Camb. E dono Authoris." In a fine binding by the leading Cambridge binder of his day, Edwin Moore, known for the brilliance and precision of his tooling, the distinctive concave lozenge that adorns many of his covers, and the high quality of the leather used

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        BIBLIA SACRA QUADRILINGUIA VETERIS TESTAMENTI HEBRAICI CUM VERSIONIBUS E REGIONE POSITIS

      Lipsiae (Leipzig): Sumtibus Haeredum Lanckisianorum. 1747-51. folio, quarter leather; paper-covered boards. (20), 1253; (36), 1254-1604, 306, 88; (12), 968 pages.. 3 Volumes. Text in Latin, German, Hebrew, Greek, and Syriac. A three volume edition of the Old and New Testaments of the Bible, including the apocryphal books. A well known and generally acclaimed polyglot Bible, was edited by Christian Reineccius, a Lutheran scholar. The Old Testament is published in Hebrew, Greek (the Septuagint version), German, and Latin (the Vulgate). The Apocrypha is in Greek, Latin, and German. The New Testament (with a separate title page) is printed in Syriac, Greek (two versions), Latin, and German. The German version of all is Martin Luther's translation. The first volume includes the books of Genesis through Esther. The second volume includes the books of Job through Malachi, and the Apocrypha. The third volume is the New Testament, entire. Each volume includes commentary by Luther (in German). The third volume also includes variant readings of the Greek and Syriac translations, a harmony of the Gospels, the Jewish calendar, and annotations in the New Testament text. Introductory comments and chapters with engraved headpieces and decorative capitals begin each chapter of the Scripture text. Each volume has a title page in red and black, with a title page, in black only, beginning the Apocrypha in the second volume. In addition, the New Testament volume has an additional title page engraved by Johann Gottfreid Kriigner of Leipzig, known for his editions of J.S. Bach's works. The New Testament was originally published in 1713. Darlow and Moule state it was "reissued with a new title and preface in 1747," and generally known as the Leipzig Polyglot. (Darlow II, 1451, 4245).The two volumes containing the Old Testament and Apocrypha followed in 1750 and 1750, respectively. Dibden calls the work "excellent and commodious." Boards are scuffed and rubbed at edges. Soiling on endpapers. Some light foxing on title pages and in text. Some leaves of text bent at edges.

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        Biographia Britannica: Or, the Lives of the Most Eminent Persons Who have Flourished in Great Britain and Ireland, From the Earliest Ages, down to the Present times:

      - London - Printed for W. Innys et al 1747 - A very scarce set of Biographia Britannica: Or, the Lives of the Most Eminent Persons Who have Flourished in Great Britain and Ireland, From the Earliest Ages, down to the Present times: Collected from the Best Authorities, both Printed and Manuscript and Digested in the Manner of Mr Bayle's Historical and Critical Dictionary. Edited by William Oldys. With two colour title pages. First edition. Six volumes bound in seven. With a dedication to King George the Second to front of first volume. Volume one: Aaron to Benignus; volume two: Bennet to Compton; volume three: Conant to Gastrell; volume four: Gatacre to Knox; volume five: Latimer to Savile; volume six part one: Scott to Usher; and volume six part two: Wake to Zouche and with separately paginated Supplement with Abernethy to Young and an unpaginated index to rear. Biographia Britannica was a multi-volume biographical compendium, the most ambitious attempt in the latter half of the eighteenth century to document the lives of notable British men and women. The first edition, edited by William Oldys, appeared in 6 volumes (the sixth in two parts, the second sometimes catalogued as volume 7) between 1747 and 1766. Five volumes of an incomplete second edition, edited by Andrew Kippis with the assistance of Joseph Towers, appeared between 1778 and 1793, and cover names commencing Aa through to Fa; a sixth volume was prepared for publication, and may have been published, but now seems to be lost. Contributors included Thomas Broughton and John Campbell, compiler of Lives of the Admirals (1742). William Oldys (1696 - 1761) was an English antiquarian and bibliographer. With previous owner's ink stamp to front'Sir Walter John Trevelyan, Baronet, High Sherrif of Cornwall, 1906-1907' and with ink initials to front. Not ex library - this is a private stamp. Condition: In half calf bindings with marbled paper covered boards. Externally,smart but with some wear to extremities,and boards. Internally, firmly bound. Bright and generally clean throughout with only the occasional mark and slight marginal tidemarks to rear of some volumes. Overall: VERY GOOD INDEED [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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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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        Der wahre Geistliche Schild, so vor 300 Jahren von dem heil. Papst Leo X. bestätigt worden, wider alle gefährliche böse Menschen sowohl, als aller Hexerei und Teufelswerk entgegengesetzt

      Cum Licentia Mrp. Cens 1747 - Small book, edgewear to the spine, inch off the bottom of the spine. Book has a slipcover in poor condition, complete with lots of wear,creases, and scuffs. Has quite a few religous woodcuts. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        CRONICA della città di Verona descritta da Pier Zagata, colla continuazione di Jacopo Rizzoni, ampliata e supplita da Giambattista Biancolini, dedicata a Sua Eccellenza il Signor Giampiero Dolce, patrizio veneto. Volume primo della seconda parte (dal 1375 al 1454)

      Dionigi Ramanzini 1747 in 4° (cm. 25,2x18), pp. XX, 352, leg. primi del '900 in m/tela blu con angoli, piatti marmor.; magnifico esemplare su carta bianca e forte con ampi margini, vignetta al front., grandi capil. abitati e vari fregi tip. in xilogr.come testatine e finalini. Graesse, VI, pag. 503, Lozzi 6271. Bello. 475/19

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        THE ART OF COOKERY MADE PLAIN AND EASY. Which Far Exceeds any Thing of the Kind yet Published

      London: Printed for the Author at Mrs. Ashburn's, a China-Shop, the Corner of Fleet-Ditch, 1747.. FIRST EDITION OF THE MOST FAMOUS EIGHTEENTH-CENTURY ENGLISH COOKERY BOOK, 1747. Small folio, approximately 300 x 180 mm, 12 x 7 inches, pages: title page (facsimile), [12], 1-65, 68-135, 138-166, jumps in numbering as in all copies, catch words correct, collation: a-c2, A-Z2, Aa-Ss2, lacks O2 a cancel, see Sotheby's, Crahan Catalogue, which also lacks O2), bound in modern quarter calf, gilt lettering and rules between raised bands to spine, marbled boards, gilt vertical dividing rule between boards and spine, new endpapers. LACKS TITLE PAGE, now supplied in facsimile, LACKS LIST OF SUBSCRIBERS, first page of contents neatly repaired with some loss of text, last page has a closed tear repaired with document tape, last 2 pages and a few other pages have margins neatly strengthened with document tape, pale age-browning and foxing throughout, light staining to 2 pages, small hole affecting a few letters but easily understood, a few pages have small chip to top margin, nowhere near text, occasional small closed tears to margins neatly repaired, a few old ink crosses in margins, not affecting text, otherwise a good copy. The first edition was published in small folio, the following editions in 8vo. See: Gastronomic Bibliography by Katherine Bitting, pages 186-87; A Short-Title Catalogue of Household and Cookery books in English by Virginia Maclean, page 59; A Matter of Taste by William Cagle, pages 497-8; English Cookery Books to the Year 1850 by Arnold Oxford, pages 76-77; The Cetus Library, Bloomsbury Auctions, lot 149: Sotheby's, Marcus and Elizabeth Crahan, 317; Andre Simon Bibliotheca Gastronomica , 761; MORE IMAGES ATTACHED TO THIS LISTING. POSTAGE AT COST.

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        Oeuvres de M. Boileau Despréaux.

      Chez David & Durand 1747 - - Chez David & Durand, A Paris _1747, 5 tomes en 5 vol. in-8 (12x18,5cm), (1f. fx tit.) (1f. fr.) (1f. tit.) lxxx ; 488pp. et (1f. fx tit.) (1f. tit.) (3 f. tab.) 492pp. et (1f. fx tit.) (1f. tit.) 536pp. (1f. tab.) et (1f. fx tit.) (1f. tit.) (1f. tab.) 591pp. et xxij ; 676pp. (1f. priv.), relié. - Première édition illlustrée, ornée d'un portrait de l'auteur par Rigaud gravé par Daulé, de 39 vignettes dont 5 bandeaux, 31 culs-de-lampe dont 18 signés par Eisen (contre 25 dénombrés par Cohen), gravés par Boucher, Aveline, Delafosse et Tardieu (la plupart non-signées) et 6 belles figures pour le Lutrin, non-signées dont Cohen précise qu'elles sont de Cochin ; elles ont été reprises de l'édition de 1718, mais sans le cadre historié. Les notes et commentaires de Saint-Marc paraissent également pour la première fois dans cette édition. Belle exécution typographique. Plein maroquin rouge XIXe signé Chipot. Dos à cinq nerfs ornés de caissons, fleurons, filets et dates dorées en queue. Plats encadrés de triples filets, pointillés et écoinçons dorés ainsi que d'un grand fleuron central. Dentelle dorée en encadrement des contreplats. Toutes tranches dorées. Superbe exemplaire. Tome 1 : Discours au Roi, Discours sur la Satire. Tome 2 : Art poétique, Odes, épigrammes, poésies diverses & fragments, Epigrammes. Tome 3 : Dialogues, discours & autres ouvrages, Lettres, Réflexions critiques. Tome 4 : Traité du Sublime. Tome 5 : Boleana, Essais philologiques. Edition très recherchée selon Cohen.On notera que cette édition reproduit les erreurs des éditions antérieures et que le contenu du tome V n'est pas de Boileau, mais de Labruyère. Toutes les notes des éditions antérieures ont été conservées. Une des éditions illustrées de Boileau des plus recherchées, en raison de son format, plus agréable et maniable que la grande édition in folio de 1718. Beaux illustrés du XVIIIe & Livres à Figures (1f. fx tit.) (1f. fr.) (1f. tit.) lxxx ; 488pp. et (1f. fx tit.) (1f. tit.) (3 f. tab.) 492pp. et (1f. fx tit.) (1f. tit.) 536pp. (1f. tab.) et (1f. fx tit.) (1f. tit.) (1f. tab.) 591pp. et xxij ; 676pp. (1f. priv.) . La Librairie Le Feu Follet offre aux clients AbeBooks 10% de réduction ainsi que les frais de port vers la France métropolitaine sur l'ensemble de son catalogue. Prix d'origine : 1380 EUR. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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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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        Carte particuliere des environs de Berg-op-Zoom, Tolen, Steenberg, Willemstat, Ziericzee, et Bomene.

      Kopergravure, 1747 - , oud-handgekleurd. Uitgegeven door George Fricx te Brussel. Afmeting: ca. 56 x 42 cm. Geleverd in zuurvrij passe-partout.* Zeldzaam!

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        Observations sur la religion, les loix, le gouvernement et les moeurs des Turcs. Traduit de l'Anglois par M. B

      - IMPRESOR-LUGAR: A Londres, et se trouve a Paris, Chez Merlin, libraire, rue de la Harpe, a Saint Joseph, 1769DESCRIPCIÓN FÍSICA: 2 Tomos en 1 volumen. X p, 149 p; [2] h, 154 p. 170 x 110 mm.ENCUADERNACIÓN: Plena piel de época. Tejuelos para título. Lomo decorado y dorado, guardas y cortes jaspeados, decoradas al agua.CONSERVACIÓN: Bueno. Obra cuidada. Ligera falta en las esquinas de la encuadernación por el roce.Primera edición en francés de esta importante obra que recoge las observaciones realizadas por un viajero, recogiendo detalladas descripciones de la vida de los turcos, su economía y costumbres en el siglo XVIII, recogidas por James PORTER, que fue embajador británico en la Sublime Puerta de Imperio Otomano en Estambul entre 1747 y 1762Interesante, curioso y raro ejemplar de la vida y sociedad turcas en tiempos del estancamiento del imperio Otomano en torno a 1750. Año: 1769

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        Canal Aux Cygnes Noirs dans l'Isle Rottenest. Swarte Swaane Drift oo't Eiland Rottenest.

      Amsterdam: 1747 - One of the earliest depictions of Western Australia by a European, after Van Keulen's well-known view "Swartte Swaane drift opo het Eyland Rottenest" published in Francois Valentyn's "Oud en nieuw Oost-Indien" in 1724-6. This copper engraving is after a drawing by Jacobus van der Schley, published somewhat later in 1747 in "Historische beschrijvingen der Reizen" 1747. The print depicts two sailing ships & two long boats preparing to row up the Swan River, and the island discovered by the skipper de Vlamingh of the Dutch East India Company in 1696, and named Rat's Nest (Rottnest). With the S shaped river in the distance dotted with black swans. Copper engraving, 5 1/2 x 8" with large margins. See Landwehr, 266-7. Fine condition.

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        Lettere scientifiche sopra vari dilettevoli argomenti di fisica. -

      Firenze, Stamp. all'insegna d'Apollo, 1747.4to. Contemp. vellum, leather label on spine. Engraved frontispiece with medallion-portrait of the author and scientific instruments. VIII, 304 pp.; a fresh uncut copy. First and only edition. It contains six letters on physics; the first «is an essay... upon the causes and effects of the varied powers of the violin in the matter of tone production - it is one of the earliest treatises on the acoustic results of the length, thickness and vibrations of a musical string. The book is of an inestimable rarity...» (Heron-Allen, Bibl. of the Violin, 336). The last one, "Degli Odori", includes information on Roman table-habits (pp.244/45). R.I.S.M., Bvi/2, p. 816 (5 copies). Riccardi II, 493. Edizione originale. L?opera contiene sei lettere; la prima tratta i suoni del violino ed è uno dei più antichi trattati sull'argomento. Antiporta con ritratto dell'autore. Fresco esemplare marginoso rilegato in pergamena coeva.

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        Canal Aux Cygnes Noirs dans l'Isle Rottenest. Swarte Swaane Drift oo't Eiland Rottenest

      Amsterdam:. 1747.. Very good condition. One of the earliest depictions of Western Australia by a European, after Van Keulen's well-known view "Swartte Swaane drift opo het Eyland Rottenest" published in Francois Valentyn's "Oud en nieuw Oost-Indien" in 1724-6.This copper engraving is after a drawing by Jacobus van der Schley, published somewhat later in 1747 in "Historische beschrijvingen der Reizen" 1747.The print depicts two sailing ships & two long boats preparing to row up the Swan River, and the island discovered by the skipper de Vlamingh of the Dutch East India Company in 1696, and named Rat's Nest (Rottnest). With the S shaped river in the distance dotted with black swans. Copper engraving, 5 1/2 x 8" with large margins. See Landwehr, 266-7.Fine condition.

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        Institutions newtoniennes ou introduction à la philosophie de M. Newton.

      Paris, Jacques-François Quillau, 1747. 1747 2 voll. in un tomo in-8° (200x120mm), pp. XLVIII, 528 (numerazione continua), legatura coeva p. pelle, dorso a 5 nervi con titolo e fregi dorati, tagli rossi. Sguardie marmorizzate policrome. Fregio tipografico al frontespizio. Alcune testatine arabescate. 5 tavv. ripiegate f.t inc. su rame. Cerniere rinforzate, per il resto ottimo esemplare. Prima edizione di questo saggio matematico-astronomico del Sigorgne basato sui principi newtoniani, in aspra polemica con la filosofia di Cartesio. Il Sigorgne (Rambecourt-les-Pots, 1719-Maçon, 1809) fu professore di fisica a Parigi, vicario generale della diocesi di Maçon e abate di Bonneveaux; pronunziò l'orazione funebre del Delfino di Francia e di Luigi XV. I suoi scritti sono rappresentativi dell'accesa polemica che divise newtoniani e cartesiani nell'Europa del tempo. Tra di essi: "Astronomiae physicae juxta Newtonis principia", "Lettres écrites da la Plaine", "Le Philosophe chrétien", "Institutions Leibnitziennes". Poggendorff, II, 927. Voce "Sigorgne" di di Weiss in Michaud, "Biogr. univ.", XLII, pp. 339-40.

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        Della formazione de? fulmini trattato del sig. marchese Scipione Maffei raccolto da varie sue lettere, in alcune delle quali si tratta anche degli?insetti rigenerantisi, e de? pesci di mare su i monti, e più a lungo dell?elettricita.

      Presso Giannalberto Tumermani nella via delle Foggie, In Verona. 1747 [8], 189, [7] p., 22 cm, m.p. con tagli spruzzati. Prima edizione, rara, di questo trattato scientifico del letterato e poligrafo veronese sulla formazione dei fulmini.

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        Speculum Hippocraticum, Notas et Praesagia Morborum Nec Non Varia Medendi Praecepta, Ex Magnii Hipocratis Coi Moumentis WITH Magni Hippocratis Coi Opuscula Aphoristica Semeiotico-Therapeutica VIII

      Joh. Jacobi Episcopi, Basil, 1747. Hardcover (Vellum). Very Good Condition. 2 volumes in 1 in contemporary full vellum. Mild discoloration to vellum; still quite attractive. Small burn mark to the title page, margin and gutter of the second work and persisting for ca. 40 pages of the preface, obscuring a few letters. Likely a candle accident. One torn page edge with no loss, soiling to endpapers; otherwise quite clean and bright. The Aphorisms dated 1748. 300pp; (46), 448pp plus index. Size: Octavo (8vo). Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: Under 1 kilo. Inventory No: 042634. .

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        La sacra storia antica della Bibbia composta dal R.P.D. Camillo Durante Chier. Reg. Teatino, in 6 tomi

      Nella Stamperia di Gio: Zempel presso Monte Giordano 1747/1749 in 4° (cm 23x18), tomo 1° pp. 2 b., 18 nn., 71 (la numerazione comincia da pag. XXV e termina a pag. XCVI), 507, 1 di Errata, 2 b.; tomo 2° pp. 2 b., LVIII, 458, 1 di Errata, 2 b.; tomo 3° pp. 2 b., LXIX, 2 nn., 1 b., 464 (mancano le pp. di Indice dalla 465 alla 488, presente la 489 di Errata), 2 b. ; tomo 4° pp. 2 b., LIII, 502, 1 di Errata 3 b.; tomo 5° pp. 2 b., XLIV, 562, 2 b.; tomo 6° pp. 2 b., CXCII, 368. Legatura coeva p/pergamena con tit. in oro su tass. al ds., tagli gialli, tutti i front. in rosso e nero con fregio, alcune testatine, capilettera e finalini, testo su 2 colonne con richiami marginali. Il testo della Bibbia è confrontato coi dati provenienti da storici greci e romani e commentato alla luce dell'interpretazione religiosa degli avvenimenti. Nel 3° tomo segnaliamo, oltre alla mancanza di 24 pp. di indice, tracce di bruciature al margine superiore esterno delle ultime 16 pp. (dalla 449 alla 464), con perdita di poco testo al verso di 3 c. perché nascosto da restauro mal eseguito (ma recuperabile). Per il resto normali arrossamenti e fior. Legature solide, in buono stato e abbastanza pulite. 683/25

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        Le petit dictionnaire DU TEMS, pour l?intelligence des nouvelles DE LA GUERRE? La Déscription des Contrées où la Guerre se fait présentement, celles des Ville set Places fortes qui s?y trouvent, le détail de leurs situations & fortifications, les noms des Souverains qui les possedent, avec un Recueil des principaux termes de la Guerre, de la Fortification, de la Marine & de la Géographie

      N. Lottin & J. H. Butard 1747 in 12° (cm 16x9,5), pp. ix, lxv, 524, 4 nn.; p/pelle coeva, ds. a nervi con tit. in oro su tass. e fregi pure in oro, tagli rossi; ?Seconde édition, Revue, corrige, ornée de planches en taille-douce et augmentée 1 - De la description des Contrées et Villes qui peuvent être le théatre des Guerres de la France. 2 - Des événemens des différentes Guerres qui se sont faites depuis la mort de Louis XIII jusqu?à présent?. Con 2 belle tavv. rip. f.t., una con la pianta di una fortezza, l?altra con un veliero a vele spiegate, fregi tip. come testatine, capil. e finalini; piccole mancanze al ds., trascurabile galleria di tarlo alle pp. della prefaz. e della 1^ tav., ma buon esemplare fresco. 724/17

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        Versuch einer historischen Beschreibung der an der Elbe belegenen Stadt Altona.

      Altona und Flensburg: Gebrüder Korte 1747. Med stort udfold. kort over Altona. (12) + 294 + (6) s. Samt. hlvldr. med rig rygforgyldning. Bindet smukt rep. With large folded map of Altona. Contp. half calf, a little worn. Spine gilt. Binding nicely restored

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        Moeurs et Usages Des Turcs, Leur Religion, Leur Gouvernement Civil, Militaire et Politique, avec un abrege de l'histoire Ottomane [Two Volumes].

      Sm. 4to. Contemporary mottle calf, boards ruled in gilt, five raised bands, compartments decorated in gilt, red morocco lettering piece, all edges gilt. Second edition. Illus. with two engraved frontispieces by C. Duflos after F. Boucher and N. Halle, titles printed in red and black with devices, 28 additional plates (7 folding with views of Constantinople), engraved initials, and head and tail pieces. Blackmer 762 (Amsterdam). Weber: Gennadius Lib. II, 761. Colas 1349. Lipperheide 1418. Cohen-de Ricci 465. Atabey 534 (Coustelier). Brunet II, 1783. Morgand and Fatout 9251. "[Guer's] Turkish work is of considerable interest for its plates, which were engraved by Duflos after designs by Boucher and Halle and which consist of views and scenes illustrating Turkish characters and costumes. They also include a folding double page panorama of Constantinople. These plates are particularly charming, " Blackmer. Provenance: Bookplate of LaVerne Baldwin (former Consul General at Istanbul, Turkey). Gift to Baldwin from Betty (Bertha) Carp, a close friend of Allen Dulles and an indispensable figure of the U.S. Embassy staff in Constantinople from 1920 to 1960. Wear to extremities with some loss at spine heads, and two small splits at tip of joints on first volume, volume number in one compartment mostly worn away, light scattered foxing and minor offsetting, marginal on plates, one folding panorama with small tear near hinge and upper margin, one with a one inch tear to lower section near hinge, otherwise plates quite sharp, overall a very good copy.

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        Disputationum anatomicarum selectarum. Volumen I (-VIII).

      4°. Mit 76 gefalteten gefalteten Tafeln. Pappbände der Zeit. 8 Bände in 7 Bänden. Bibliographia Halleriana 333. - Blake 195. - Lundsgaard-H. 711. - Bibliogr. Halleriana 0333. - Erste Ausgabe der von Haller zusammengetragenen anatomischen Dissertationen. In unserem Exemplar fehlen im sechsten Band die Seiten 681-736 - Ohne den seltenen Indexband, der 1752 erschien und der unvollständig blieb. Durchgehend, Titel stärker gebräunt und stockfleckig. Einbände fleckig. - Eine der seltensten Sammelausgaben mit Dissertationen, die Haller als Professor in Göttingen herausgab.

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        Institutiones Historiae philosophicae usui academicae juventutis adornatae.

      Erste Ausgabe. 11 unpag. Bll., 730 Seiten. Mit "Index Philosophorum" & "Index Rerum et Materiarum". Schöner, zeitgen. Halbledereinband auf 7 echten Bünden. Gutes, wohl erhaltenes Exemplar. "... das Werk zeichnet sich zwar nicht durch Geistesfreiheit, aber durch für seine Zeit umfassende Gelehrsamkeit bei vorherrschend wolffscher Richtung und vor allem dadurch aus, dass es als das erste Werk seiner Art die oft mehr benutzte als eingestandene Grundlage aller folgenden geworden ist..."

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

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        Magni Hippocratis Coi, Opuscula Aphoristica semeiotico-therapeutica VIII. Una cum Jurejurando, Græce et Latine ex interpretatione A. Foesii, aliorumque ... exarata. Beigebunden: Speculum Hippocraticum, notas et praesagia morborum, nec non varia medendi praecepta / ex magni Hippocratis Coi monumentis, ... in usum sacrae gentis Asclepiadae concinnatum.

      8°, Titelkupfer, 25 Bl., 448 S., 10 Bl.; 300 S., Ldr. d. Zeit, goldgeprägt., Etwas berieben, einge S. gebräunt, schönes Exemplar Zweispaltige Ausgabe. Ubersetzung aus dem Griechischen ins Lateinische von Lucas Verhoofd.

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        MUSSCHENBROEK, PETER van.

      Inledning til naturkunnigheten, den academiska ungdomen til tienst, sammanskrefwen. Och nu på swenska öfwersatt, samt med autorens egna tilsatser förökt. Jemte bifogade anmärkningar, af herr S. Klingenstierna. Sthlm, L. L. Grefing, 1747. 8:o. (12),610,(18),1-8 s. & 25 utvikbara grav. plr och 1 utvikbar grav. karta. Några illustrationer i texten. Ngt nött samtida skinnbd med upphöjda bind, rikt guldornerad rygg och röd titeletikett samt stänkta snitt. Ryggen torr och ytligt sprucken samt binden hårdare nötta. Inlagan med sporadiska marginalnoteringar, för- och understrykningar. Plansch II har en rostfläck utanför plåtkanten. Maskangrepp på planscherna XIII, XV och på s. 395, alla i nedre marginalen. Plansch XXV har fuktränder utanför plåtkanten i yttermarginalen. Med Gerdt Störning Drufwas, Carl Robert Borgenstjernas, C. G. Bergmans och Peter Rousthörs namnteckningar, de två sistnämnda daterade 1839 respektive 1937.. Översatt av J. Apelblad, P. Tidén och P. Lehnberg. Innehåller även kompletteringar av författaren gjorda direkt för denna översättning. Den sista pagineringsföljden är bokreklam från Kiesewetter. Lindroth menar att det allra största värdet ligger i Klingenstiernas självständigt hållna anmärkningar

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        The Farmer's Instructor; or, the Husbandman and Gardener's Useful and Necessary Companion. Being a New Treatise of Husbandry, Gardening, and other curious Matters relating to Country Affairs...

      London: J. Hodges 1747.. 8vo, (xvi), 275, (1) pp. Frontispiece showing the "four Wheel Drill Plow with a Seed and a Manure Hopper", some light foxing, modern bookplate. Contemporary sheep, double gilt rules, some wear, rebacked with a green label. Originally published as "A New Treatise of Husbandry..." by Trowell in 1738. Renowned for his skill in growing tulips, this enlarged edition followed his death in 1746. Ellis wrote a number of agricultural works from his farm at Little Gaddesden in Hertfordshire, although may not have followed his own advice, DNB noting that "such a sentence as 'Be yourself the first man up in a morning for sounding at your door your harvest horn to call your men at four o'clock,' contrasts amusingly with the writer's own practice, according to those who went to visit him..." Henrey III 1442.

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        Bibliotheca Radcliviana: or, a Short Description of the Radcliffe Library, at Oxford. Containing its Several Plans, Uprights, Sections, and Ornaments, on Twenty Three Copper Plates, Neatly Engraved, with the Explanation of each Plate.

      Printed for the Author. 1747.. Folio, 12pp., engraved portraits of John Radcliffe and James Gibbs by Fourdrinier after Kneller, 21 fine engraved elevations, sections and interior details etc., C2 with repair the paper flaw in blank margin, expertly rebound in red half morocco over marbled boards, spine richly tooled in gilt, a nice copy.The Radcliffe Library, better known as the Radcliffe Camera, begun in 1737 and completed in 1749, has been described as 'England's most accomplished domed building and Gibbs's masterpiece' (Pevsner). Gibbs's account of it names the more important craftsmen employed - the masons were Townsend of Oxford and Smith of Warwick, Artari did the plasterwork and Rysbrack the sculpture - and the plates show elevations, sections and interior details.

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        MUSSCHENBROEK, PETER van.

      Inledning til naturkunnigheten, den academiska ungdomen til tienst, sammanskrefwen. Och nu på swenska öfwersatt, samt med autorens egna tilsatser förökt. Jemte bifogade anmärkningar, af herr S. Klingenstierna. Sthlm, L. L. Grefing, 1747. 8:o. (12),610,(18),1-8 s. & 25 utvikbara grav. plr och 1 utvikbar grav. karta. Några illustrationer i texten. Ngt nött stänkdekorerat samtida skinnbd med upphöjda bind, rikt guldornerad rygg, ljusbrun titeletikett och stänkta snitt. Ryggen blekt och med ytliga sprickor. Ryggskinnet naggat nedtill och på ett av binden tittar bindgarnet fram. Bakre pärmen med några repor. Bra inlaga med sporadiska småfläckar och råkanter. Enstaka samtida understrykningar och marginalanteckningar, även på eftersättsbladet. En krossad insekt på s. 445. Bra ex. från Ericsberg.. Översatt av J. Apelblad, P. Tidén och P. Lehnberg. Innehåller även kompletteringar av författaren gjorda direkt för denna översättning. Den sista pagineringsföljden är bokreklam från Kiesewetter. Lindroth menar att det allra största värdet ligger i Klingenstiernas självständigt hållna anmärkningar

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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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        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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