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        A new and Accurate Chart of the Western or Atlantic ocean Drawn from Surveys and most approved Maps & Charts.

      London 1748 - Size : 370x455 (mm), 14.5x17.875 (Inches), Hand Colored in outline

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        Cassandre

      Chez Antoine de Sommaville|& Augustin Courbe|& Toussaint Quinet, 1748. - Chez Antoine de Sommaville & Augustin Courbe & Toussaint Quinet, A Paris 1748, in - 12 (9,5x16cm), (16) 426pp. et (2) 470pp. (2) et (16) 636pp. et 679pp. (1) et (14) 554pp. (5) et 574pp. (1) et (16) 645pp. et (6) 648pp. 14 (2bc.) 632pp. (2) 4 (2bc.) 633 - 1213p., 10 volumes reliés. - Nuova edizione completa del romanzo aver apparve 1642 - 1645; illustrato con 5 acconciature per cinque partite in 10 volumi. Legatura in pieno screziato marrone di pelle di pecora. Torna con i nervi decorati. Come parte marocco beige e il numero del volume di pelle di pecora marrone. - [FRENCH VERSION FOLLOWS] Nouvelle édition complète et très rare, le roman ayant paru de 1642 à 1645 ; illustré de 4 frontispices pour les cinq parties en 10 volumes, la troisième n'ayant pas de frontispice, celui s'avère bien manquant d'après la collation. Recueil composite : Première partie à la date de 1648 ; Seconde partie à la date de 1643 en originale ; la troisième à la date de 1650 ; la quatrième à celle de 1645 en originale ; la cinquième à la date de 1648. Edition assez grossièrement imprimée, mais aux très beaux frontispices, bien dessinés et gravés. Les volumes III et IV ont une pagination continue, également pour les volumes IX et X, seul le volume IV, seconde partie de la Deuxième partie du roman, ne possède pas de page de titre. Elle est possiblement manquante. On notera que la plupart des exemplaires complets des 10 volumes dans les bibliothèques publiques  possèdent également des caractéristiques particulières, toutes les pages de titre n'étant pas présentes, idem pour les frontispices, ces exemplaires étant presque toujours composites. Reliure en pleine basane brune mouchetée. Dos à nerfs orné. Pièce de titre en maroquin beige, et de tomaison de basane  brune. Coiffe de tête du tome I en partie manquante, ainsi que celle des tomes IV et VI ; un manque en queue du tome VI. Un manque au frontispice de la seconde partie (coin droit). Trace de mouilllure au tome III jusque la page 34. Bonne série dans l'ensemble. Ecrivain prolixe et fécond, La Calprenede entre dans le monde littéraire au moment de l'apogée du genre précieux et pastoral dont L'Astrée d'Honoré d'Urfé était déjà le modèle. Il y ajoute des princes, des rois, et des coups d'épée, bref les ingrédients du roman de chevalerie, telle La Jerusalem délivrée du Tasse ; le résultat est une série d'enlèvements, de combats, d'amours contrariés, bref un incroyable mélange entre le genre pastoral, celui de la chevalerie et celui des romans d'aventures grecs et latins, l'auteur semblant jouer adroitement de tous les domaines pour contenter son public. Ses oeuvres furent très appéciées et lues, mais on ne les considéra jamais comme sérieuses, à l'image de leur auteur, gentlhomme gascon de belle humeur. Cassandre est le premier des romans de l'auteur, il se déroule dans l'empire des Perses, bien après sa conquête par Alexandre le Grand. On le trouve ici dans sa rare version complète. Ce roman montre assez brillamment les derniers feux des romans de chevalerie, mais mis au jour du goût du public du XVIIe, avec une forte présence de l'Antiquité. Ex - libris gravé du XIXe aux armes non identifiées.  

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        La Topografia di Roma di GIO: BATTA NOLLI dalla maggiore in questa minor tavola dal medesimo ridotta

      1748. "Magnifico esemplare della celebre ""Pianta piccola"" di Roma moderna, disegnata da Giovan Battista Nolli e incisa dal figlio Carlo e, limitatamente alle vedute, da G. B. Piranesi. La pianta è detta piccola per distinguerla dalla grande, impressa su 12 fogli, di cui questa ne rappresenta la riduzione. E' numerata 33 - 34 perché seguiva, nella pubblicazione completa, l'indice e la pianta grande. Il titolo è riportato in basso, entro il piedistallo della colonna traiana. Accanto, entro un frammento architettonico su cui è riportata la ""scala in palmi romani d'architettura"", la sottoscrizione degli incisori C. Nolli e G.B. Piranesi. La dedica di G.B. Nolli al cardinale Alessandro Albani è datata ""Roma il dì primo del 1748"". L'indicazione di pubblicazione si trova nel lembo, ripiegato, del cartiglio sul lato destro. Le vedute del Piranesi raffigurano piazza San Pietro, la fontana di Trevi, Santa Maria Maggiore e Sata Croce in Gerusalemme. Acquaforte, impressa su due fogli di carta vergata uniti insieme, completa dei margini, in ottimo stato di conservazione." Plan of Rome, reduced from the large Nolli plan on 12 sheets, with various views below. Dated 1748 at the end of dedication to Cardinal Alessandro Albani , and signed 'Piranesi e Nolli incisero'. Numbered at top 33 on left and 34 on right. Nolli's large plan was published in 12 sheets in 1748, and he collaborated with Piranesi on this small reduction that appeared in the same sequence, after the index. This is why it has the plate number 33 at top left and 34 at top right. The plan is engraved by Giovani Battista Nolli and Charles Nolli, with decorative elements engraved by Giovanni Battista Piranesi. The map shows the center of Rome in great detail, lying on a sort of curtain deployed from the cherub at the top right, spectacularly placed in an urban setting which pays tribute to the policy of Pope Benedict XIV Lambertini (1740 - 1758). In the upper left a putti is shown supporting the coat of arms of Cardinal Alessandro Albani, to whom the work is dedicated, as noted in the inscription contained in the cartouche below. Just below, a legend in cludes a list of palaces, monuments and churches, which is continued at the right edge of the map. In the bottom center, on the ruins of a pedestal, the title is given, along with the names of the makers. At the bottom appear, a mirror - image of the Basilica of St. Peter is shown, the symbolic place of Christian Rome, along with the most prestigious architectural achievements of eighteenth - century Rome: the facade of the Basilica of Santa Croce in Gerusalemme di Pietro Passalacqua and Domenico Gregorini, the Fountain Trevi by Nicola Salvi and the facade of the Basilica of Santa Maria Maggiore by Ferdinando Fuga. Etching, printed on two sheets of contemporary laid paper, joyned, in very good condition. Roma Rome Marigliani, 190; Frutaz CLXIX a - c; Wilton - Ely 1994 1007 690 467

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        Physices elementa mathematica experimentis confirmata; sive Introductio ad philosophiam Newtonianam

      Leyde, J.A. Langerak, J. & H. Verbeek, 1748. 2 vol. in - 4 en numérotation continue, soit ; [4] - LXXXII - [2] - 572 pages et 62 planches + [1] f. de titre et pages 573 à 1073 - [43], pl. n° 63 à 127 veau marbré, dos à nerfs orné, tranches rouges 1748, 1748, , 2 vol. in - 4 en numérotation continue, soit ; [4] - LXXXII - [2] - 572 pages et 62 planches + [1] f. de titre et pages 573 à 1073 - [43], pl. n° 63 à 127, veau marbré, dos à nerfs orné, tranches rouges, 127 planches gravées sur cuivre représentant le matériel et les expériences réalisées par le physicien de Leyde qui introduisit la physique expérimentale dans son université. Quatrième édition de cet ouvrage publié pour la première fois en 1719 - 20. Gravesande (1688 - 1742) imagina un anneau métallique, qui depuis porte son nom, et qui montrait la dilatation volumétrique des solides. L'expérience consistait à prendre une boule passant au travers d'un anneau, puis à la chauffer pour constater qu'alors elle ne pouvait plus le traverser (p. 660). L'auteur a aussi perfectionné les machines pneumatiques. Dos refaits, coins restaurés, petites mouillures

      [Bookseller: Librairie Alain Brieux]
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        Dizionario universale delle arti e delle scienze, che contiene la spiegazione de' termini, e la descrizion delle cose significate per essi, nelle arti liberali e meccaniche, e nelle scienze umane e divine: le figure, le spezie, le proprieta, le produzioni, le preparazioni .. Il tutto indirizzato a servire per un corso d'erudizione, e di dottrina antica e moderna Traduzione esatta ed intiera dall'inglese. Tomo primo [ - nono]. In Venezia : presso Giambatista Pasquali, 1748 - 1749

      Pasquali, 1748. 9 volumi in - 4to, illustrati da decine di belle tavole incise in rame, relative ad anatomia, astrologia, gnomonica, architettura, fortificazione, navigazione, araldica, ottica, botanica, storia naturale. I primi due volumi sono stati ristampati nel 1749. Con: Scott, George Lewis. Supplemento di Giorgio Lewis al dizionario universale delle arti e scienze di Efraimo Chambers .. Traduzione esatta dall'inglese In Napoli, Nella stamperia Raimondiana a spese di Andrea Migliaccio. 6 volumi in - 4to, illustrati da circa 100 belle tavole incise in rame. Prima traduzione italiana di entrambe le opere. Complessivi 15 volumi, in ottima rilegatura uniforme dell'epoca in cartone rustico, ai dorsi elegante indicazione manoscritta dell'autore, del volume e delle lettere a cui si riferisce. Esemplari assai genuino, a grandi margini, in genere freschi; qualche strappetto o difettino; pochi dorsi abilmente rinforzati. Non è semplice verificarne l'assoluta completezza, data la grande mole e la mancanza di indici delle tavole.

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        Gli elementi della Storia, ovvero ciò che bisogna sapere della Cronologia, Geografia, Storia universale, Chiesa del Vecchio, e Nuovo Testamento, Monarchie antiche, e Novelle, e del Blasone. Avanti di leggere la storia particolare. Con una serie di Medaglie Imperiali, da Giulio Cesare fino ad Eraclio, e con i Stemmi del Blasone. Edizione sesta divisa in sei tomi, arricchita di molte Carte Geografiche, continuata ed accresciuta di varj Articoli, che non v'erano nelle precedenti

      nella Stamperia di Giambatista Albrizzi, 1748. 6 volumi in - 8° (195x130mm), pp. (10), 620; XXXII, 567; VIII, 480; VIII, 542, (2); VIII, 480; XXXII, 684, (4); legatura coeva p. pergamena rigida con titolo calligrafato in antico ai dorsi. Complessive 67 tavv. incise su rame f.t., molte delle quali ripiegate, tra cui un'antiporta allegorica in principio del primo vol., 24 carte geografiche (raffigurazioni dei vari continenti, emisferi, planetari), 18 tavv. di numismatica e 22 di blasoni nobiliari. Lavori di tarlo e mancanze al margine superiore delle ultime cc. del quinto vol. Antiche firme di appartenenza. Qualche alone alle pergamene. Buona copia nel complesso. Sesta edizione italiana (la prima edizione francese è del 1696). L'opera si configura come una sorta di compendio enciclopedico della storia universale, della cronologia, della geografia, dell'araldica, della storia delle chiese e delle monarchie antiche e moderne. Le tavole di monete e di blasoni f.t., riprodotte dalle precedenti edizioni, costituiscono un affascinante documento visivo dello studio della numismatica, dell'araldica e della genalogia agli albori del Secolo dei Lumi. Vallemont (Pont Audemer, 1649 - ivi, 1721) fu storico, numismatico, collezionista di antichità, dottore in teologia e fisico, prolifico compilatore di volumi di non eccelsa acribia critica, ma nel Settecento assai fortunati. Tra di essi: "La Sphère du Monde", "Curiosités de la nature et de l'art par la végétation", "Suite des médailles impériales", "Du secret des mystères", "Èloge de Sebastien Le Clerc", nonché svariati altri volumi di storia e di numismatica. Italiano

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        Sepolcro della Famiglia Scipioni

      1748. "Veduta tratta dal celebre 'Alcune Vedute di Archi Trionfali ed altri monumenti inalzati da Romani parte de quali se veggono in Roma e parte per l'Italia', per la prima volta pubblicato nel 1748. Magnifico esemplare, di tiratura coeva, filigrana ""doppio cerchio e giglio con lettere CB"", grandissimi margini, in ottimo stato di conservazione." View taken from the 'Alcune Vedute di Archi Trionfali ed altri monumenti inalzati da Romani parte de quali se veggono in Roma e parte per l'Italia', published for the first time in 1748. From the contemporary Roman edition. Excellent impression, printed on contemporary laid paper with "double circle and fleur - de - lis with letters CB" watermark, wide margins, in very good condition. Wilton Ely 122; Focillon 60 270 135

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        Memorie Istoriche Della Gran Cupola Del Tempio Vaticano E De' Danni Di Essa , E De' Ristoramenti Loro Divise In Libri Cinque.

      Folio (460 x 325 mm). Five books in one volume. Contemporary quarter calf over patterned paper-covered boards, brown morocco and gilt lettering piece to the spine, all edges speckled red; pp. [8], 118 leaves paginated in four columns recto and verso, apart from the final leaf which is paginated on the recto only, the pagination includes 9 folding, etched plates lettered A-G, H-K, 19 folding, etched plates hors-texte, numbered I-XIX; the binding rather rubbed at the extremities, the corners bumped, with some loss of the paper covering the boards, internally a bright, crisp copy. Provenance: 1. John Lewis Wolfe (1798-1881), architect and stockbroker, with his ink signature dated Rome, 1822, to the upper margin of the title 2. Joseph Gwilt (1784-1863), architect, with his engraved armorial bookplate to the front pastedown. 3. Sir Albert Richardson P.R.A. (1880-1964), architect, author and teacher, with his engraved bookplate to the front pastedown and his ink signature dated 1907 to the recto of the ffep. While the overall design of St. Peter's in Rome was Michelangelo's, work on the building continued throughout the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries under a number of architects, each modifying the original design to a greater or lesser degree. The dome itself was left unfinished at the time of Michelangelo's death in 1564 and work on it was continued, first by Vignola, and then by Giacomo della Porta, the latter altering the profile of the dome to improve its stability. Nevertheless cracks appeared almost immediately upon its completion. Work on the nave and the façade of the building by Carlo Maderno and then Bernini probably contributed to a further weakening of the dome, a problem exacerbated by earthquakes occurring in 1703 and 1730. Nothing, however, was done to address the problem until the election of Benedict XIV as Pope in 1740. He appointed four successive commissions to report in exhaustive detail on the fabric of the entire building, the conclusion on each occasion being that in general the structure was basically sound and in particular that there was no danger of the dome collapsing. It wasn't until a fifth commission of twenty-nine experts under Giovanni Poleni, the Professor of Mathematics at the University of Padua, that a number of solutions were proposed: these included, as James Lees-Milne notes, 'substituting copper for lead on the dome, ... filling up the spaces made for Bernini's staircases to the loggias within the four crossing piers, ... strengthening the buttresses of the drum, and removing the lantern.' In the end it was Poleni's own proposal that prevailed, advising that the worst cracks should be filled and that the dome be encircled at strategic points with iron trusses; the positions of these may be seen in Plate K of the present volume. The work was carried out between 1743 and 1744 by the architect Luigi Vanvitelli. The Memorie was commissioned by Benedict in 1745 as record of the remedial works and comprises a history of the dome, details of the work of the fifth commission and the solution. The etched plates and ornaments are by Pietro Monaco after drawings by Poleni and Antonio Visentini respectively. According to Poleni himself only 700 copies of the Memorie, were printed. The present work has an interesting provenance having belonged to the architect, James Lewis Wolfe. It appears to have been purchased by him in Rome in 1822 at the end of a tour of Europe in the company of fellow architects that included Thomas Leverton Donaldson, the co-founder and first President of the R.I.B.A. Subsequently the volume seems to have found its way into the library of the architect Joseph Gwilt, to whom Wolfe had been articled in 1813. Wolfe's architectural career was short, concluding when he joined his brother's newly established company as a stockbroker, the pair establishing a highly successful business that continued until 1848. An interest in architecture, however, was continued by James, acting as adviser to his close friend, the architect Charles Barry. The design of the latter's Travellers' Club and the Reform Club both in London, owe much to Wolfe who had encouraged Barry to make a close study of the principal Renaissance buildings of Florence and Rome. In 1907 the volume was acquired by Sir Albert Richardson. Lees-Milne, James. St. Peter's. Hamish Hamilton, 1967. BAL Early Printed Books 2588

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        AUTOGRAPH MANUSCRIPT, ZUBDAT UL AKHBAR AL MUTA'ALLIQA BIL BIHAR. ON HISTORY OF THE OTTOMAN MARINEAND CAPTAINS

      1748 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. 12mo - over 6¾ - 7¾" tall. OTTOMAN TURKISH TEXT OF AN UN RECORDED WORK OF THIS OTTOMAN SCHOLAR. THIS BOOK IS AN ABBREVIATION OF HIS WORK: AL TUHFAT UL MUSTAFAWIYYA, WHICH IS DEDICATED TO AN OTTOMAN OFFICIAL CALLED MUSTAFA PASHA. UN PAGINATED, 188PP. ALL PAGES RULED IN GOLD, GOLDEN DOTS BETWEEN PHRASES. THE WORD OF MUSTAFA PASHA (WHO THE MAIN WAORK IS DEDICATED TO) IN GOLD. NAMES OF THE OTTOMAN CAPTAINS IN RED. FINE NASKH SCRIPT IN BLACK. COLOPHONE SIGNED BY THE AUTHOR AND DATED: 1162 AH. (1728 AD.). FIRST PAGE FINE ILLUMINATED IN GOLD AND COLOURS. FINE CLASSIC OTTOMAN FULL LEATHER BINDING, RULED AND DECORATED IN GOLD WITH FINE ISLAMIC CENTRAL ILLUMINATIONS ON BOTH SIDES OF OF THE BINDING. PARTLY MARGINAL NEAT HOLES ALMOST ON ALL PAGES, BUT THE TEXT AND BOOK ARE CLEAN AND IN VERY GOOD CONDITION..

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        Trattato della cognizione pratica delle resistenze geometricamente dimostrato [..] ad uso d'ogni sorta d'edifizj, coll'aggiunta delle armature di varie maniere di coperti, volte, ed altre cose di tal genere.

      nella Stamperia Reale 1748 In - 4° (cm. 25,2), legatura coeva in m. pelle e angoli con titolo in oro al dorso (lievissime tracce d'uso), tagli spruzzati; pp. [8], 313, [3 bb.] in buono stato, 25 tavole illustrative in rame ripiegate f.t. (figure geometriche di archi, volte, cupole, relativi poligoni delle forze) e 2 tavole d'antiporta in rame f.t. alla prima e seconda parte (raffigurazioni architettonico - allegoriche calate in paesaggi boschivi), gran finalino in rame; fioriture, lieve brunitura uniforme, macchia di antico inchiostro alle carte C5 - 6. Edizione originale e unica di un libro matematico - edificatorio suddiviso in quattro parti, e dedicato alla costruzione di archi, volte, cupole e altro, ritenuto tra i migliori settecenteschi di architettura pratica. «Buona edizione» [Riccardi I, 169]; «Utile in ogni pratica scuola d'arti, e mestieri» [Ciccognara 887]. Esemplare più che discreto.

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        Corpus illustrium poetarum Lusitanorum, qui Latine scripserunt, nunc primum in lucem editum ab Antonio Dos Reys. nonnullisque poetarum vitis auctum ab Emanuele Monteiro. 7 volumes (1-7 without 8, as usual).

      Lissabon, Typis Regalibus Sylvianis, 1745-, 1748. - circa 24,5 x 18 cm. Together well more than 3000 pages, with several engraved vignettes and initials Contemporary mottled calf with richly gilt spines and blind-stamped coat of arms on all covers Ebert I, 5305; Graesse II, 274: "Le dernier volume manque ordinairement". Rare collection of Latin texts by Portuguese humanists from the 16th and 17th centuries including Pedro Sanches, Henrique Caiado, Manuel da Costa, Miguel and Antonio de Cabedo, Lopo Ferrao, Figueira Durao, Francisco de Macedo and others. Some texts are printed here for the first time. The editor Antonio dos Reis (1690-1738) was himself a poet and historian who wrote in elegant Latin. He was appointed counsellor to the king Joao V de Portugal and was one of the founding fathers of the Academia Real da Historia Portuguesa. - The volume eight appeared a little later and there were apparently less copies printed as most sets consist of seven volumes only and the last one is notoriously missing. - Elegantly printed on strong paper with nice engraved vignettes and initials. Some volumes are soiled at the endpapers, in few cases the first and last leaves are also affected in the margins, otherwise the texts inside are mostly crisp. Bindings rubbed but altogether nice and decorative, covers with gilt supralibros of "The Society of Writers to the Signet". " [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Hafnia Hodierna, eller Udførlig beskrivelse om dem Kongelige-Residentz- og Hoved-Stad Kiøbenhavn.

      Engraved frontis. & 110 finely engraved plates (Plate IV is a long folding view of the city) and engraved head- & tail-pieces at the beginnings & ends of chapters. 7 p.l., 368 pp. Thick large 4to, a handsome Danish "mirror" binding of cont. calf with a mottled central panel surrounded by lighter frames, sides decorated in blind, gilt fillets round sides, spine finely gilt, contrasting leather lettering piece on spine. Copenhagen: E.H. Berling, 1748. First edition of the best architectural description of Copenhagen of the 18th century. It is important to remember than many of the buildings described and illustrated here were destroyed during the British bombardment of the city in early September 1807 during the Napoleonic Wars. Thurah (1706-59), was "the most significant representative of late baroque architecture in Denmark...after cadet studies in Copenhagen, he received instruction as an officer and military engineer in 1725-1727, studies that also embraced architectural training. Travels to Germany Italy, France, Holland and England further broadened his horizons. Shortly after his return to Denmark, he received the appointment of royal architect and went on to enjoy a distinguished and prolific architectural career."-Beasley et al., Millard Architectural Collection, Volume III, Northern European Books, pp. 38-39. Copenhagen in the 18th century experienced a construction boom, and enjoyed the happy combination of royal builders with broad views and daring thought and highly gifted private architects. The plates depict many of the buildings constructed in the first half of the century. The text is printed in Danish, French, and German in parallel columns. An uncommonly fine copy in a most handsome "mirror" binding which was a popular style in Denmark in the 18th century. .

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        The South-West Coast of Ireland from Dungarvan to the River Shannon/ Kinsale Harbour

      Artist: Mount & Page; Issued in: London; date: c 1748 - Artist: Mount & Page; Issued in: London; date: c. 1748; - Condition: Some restoration at centerfold, missing part on lower centerfold replaced; Representation of south west Irland, on iset map Kinsale near Cork

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        Memorie Istoriche Della Gran Cupola Del Tempio Vaticano E De' Danni Di Essa , E De' Ristoramenti Loro Divise In Libri Cinque.

      1748 - Folio (460 x 325 mm). Five books in one volume. Contemporary quarter calf over patterned paper-covered boards, brown morocco and gilt lettering piece to the spine, all edges speckled red; pp. [8], 118 leaves paginated in four columns recto and verso, apart from the final leaf which is paginated on the recto only, the pagination includes 9 folding, etched plates lettered A-G, H-K, 19 folding, etched plates hors-texte, numbered I-XIX; the binding rather rubbed at the extremities, the corners bumped, with some loss of the paper covering the boards, internally a bright, crisp copy. Provenance: 1. John Lewis Wolfe (1798-1881), architect and stockbroker, with his ink signature dated Rome, 1822, to the upper margin of the title 2. Joseph Gwilt (1784-1863), architect, with his engraved armorial bookplate to the front pastedown. 3. Sir Albert Richardson P.R.A. (1880-1964), architect, author and teacher, with his engraved bookplate to the front pastedown and his ink signature dated 1907 to the recto of the ffep. While the overall design of St. Peter's in Rome was Michelangelo's, work on the building continued throughout the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries under a number of architects, each modifying the original design to a greater or lesser degree. The dome itself was left unfinished at the time of Michelangelo's death in 1564 and work on it was continued, first by Vignola, and then by Giacomo della Porta, the latter altering the profile of the dome to improve its stability. Nevertheless cracks appeared almost immediately upon its completion. Work on the nave and the façade of the building by Carlo Maderno and then Bernini probably contributed to a further weakening of the dome, a problem exacerbated by earthquakes occurring in 1703 and 1730. Nothing, however, was done to address the problem until the election of Benedict XIV as Pope in 1740. He appointed four successive commissions to report in exhaustive detail on the fabric of the entire building, the conclusion on each occasion being that in general the structure was basically sound and in particular that there was no danger of the dome collapsing. It wasn't until a fifth commission of twenty-nine experts under Giovanni Poleni, the Professor of Mathematics at the University of Padua, that a number of solutions were proposed: these included, as James Lees-Milne notes, 'substituting copper for lead on the dome, … filling up the spaces made for Bernini's staircases to the loggias within the four crossing piers, … strengthening the buttresses of the drum, and removing the lantern.' In the end it was Poleni's own proposal that prevailed, advising that the worst cracks should be filled and that the dome be encircled at strategic points with iron trusses; the positions of these may be seen in Plate K of the present volume. The work was carried out between 1743 and 1744 by the architect Luigi Vanvitelli. The Memorie was commissioned by Benedict in 1745 as record of the remedial works and comprises a history of the dome, details of the work of the fifth commission and the solution. The etched plates and ornaments are by Pietro Monaco after drawings by Poleni and Antonio Visentini respectively. According to Poleni himself only 700 copies of the Memorie, were printed. The present work has an interesting provenance having belonged to the architect, James Lewis Wolfe. It appears to have been purchased by him in Rome in 1822 at the end of a tour of Europe in the company of fellow architects that included Thomas Leverton Donaldson, the co-founder and first President of the R.I.B.A. Subsequently the volume seems to have found its way into the library of the architect Joseph Gwilt, to whom Wolfe had been articled in 1813. Wolfe's architectural career was short, concluding when he joined his brother's newly established company as a stockbroker, the pair establishing a highly successful business that continued until 1848. An interest in architecture, however, was continued by James, acting a [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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         A voyage round the world, in the years MDCCXL, I, II, III, IV, by George Anson, Esq; afterwards Lord Anson, Commander in Chief of a Squadron of His Majesty's Ships, sent upon an Expedition to the South-Seas. Compiled, from his papers and materials, by Richard Walter, M. A. Chaplain of His Majesty's Ship the Centurion, in that Expedition. Illustrated with forty-two copper-plates [Extra-Illustrated]

      London printed for W. Bowyer and J. Nichols, W. Strahan, J. F. and C. Rivington, T. Davies, L. Hawes and Co. R. Horsfield, T. Becket, T MDCCXLVIII [1748] Fifteenth Edition (first published 1748) of the official account of Anson's famous circumnavigation of the world, the "most popular book of maritime adventure of the eighteenth century" and a "masterpiece of descriptive travel." (Hill). Royal Quarto (not the inferior octavo edition of the same year), complete with 42 plates, maps and charts (many folding), in addition to the magnificent folding map, bound in as frontispiece, showing the route of the Centurion, not present in the first edition and not called for in the directions to the binder. xx,417,[3]pp. Contemporary speckled calf, sympathetically rebacked in matching brown calf, spine with raised bands ruled in gilt, gilt-lettered red morocco label. End papers renewed, but retaining copper-engraved armorial bookplate of Julines Hering (presumably Julines Hering [1732-1797] of Heybridge Hall, military officer and later wealthy owner of sugar plantations in Jamaica), reaffixed to front paste down. An excellent copy, the attractive contemporary binding tight and secure, several maps with nearly invisible repairs by a paper conservationist, a few plates and adjacent text-pages foxed, a few neat marginal notes in brown ink in a contemporary hand, but in all a very bright, clean, well-margined copy, with only light occasional finger-soiling and spotting. Hill 1817. Sabin 1629. Gibson's Library, p. 50. Borba de Moraes 38. Near Fine

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        INSTITUZIONI ANALITICHE. Ad Uso Della Gioventu' Italiana.

      Nella Regia-Ducal Corte, Milan 1748 - Maria Gaetana Agnesi (1718-1799) is "the first woman in the Western World who can accurately be called a mathematician. She treated finite processes in the first volume and infinitesimal analysis in the second. There were many genuinely new things in her masterpiece." D.S.B., I, pp. 75-76; Riccardi, I8; Honeyman, 20. 4to. 2 vols. (20),428,(2);(429)-1020,(2)pp. Illustrated with 59 copper engraved folding plates and 2 folding tables. Large copper engraved title page vignettes, headpieces and historiated initials. Early 19th century calf over paste paper boards, each volume with 2 spine labels. Each title page with a small rubber stamp, "Regno D' Italia. Deposito della Guerra." [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Tablas de Reducción, que comprehenden quantas comparaciones puedan hacerse entre el Pie, y Vara de Castilla, y Pie de Rey, y Toisa de Paris en longitud quadrado, y cubico: las del peso especifico de los pies cubicos de Castilla de Agua dulce, Madera de Pino, Piedra Roqueña, Piedra de Colmenar, u Tamejon, y de Ladrillo: las de la diferencia del aparente al verdadero Nivèl en medida de Castilla, y de Paris: y la de la diferente longitud que tienen los Grados de el Circulo Meridiano, segun Hypothesi de que la figura de la Tierra es de Spheroide prolongada acia los Polos. Tratase de la Verdadera Longitud de la Legua Española, y de Marina, segun las quatro diferentes medidas de Pie, Y vara de Castilla, y Pie de Rey, y Toisa de Paris.

      S.l., 1748. - in-folio. 3ff. XVIII. 114pp. 1f. Plein maroquin rouge, double encadrement doré sur les plats avec motifs en éventail dans les angles et sur les côtés, médaillon central, dos à nerfs orné, toutes tranches dorées (reliure de l'époque un peu tachée, quelques défauts). Edition Originale très rare de ce recueil de tables de conversion des unités de mesure en usage en Espagne, avec les unités françaises généralement répandues en Europe. L'auteur les avait calculées d'après ses propres observations et, dans son explication préliminaire (pp.i-XVIII), il discute leurs applications aux divers domaines des arts et métiers: construction, marine, géographie, etc. avec des considérations historiques et scientifiques et des références à un grand nombre d'auteurs comme Copernic, Newton, Huygens, Cassini, Picard, Ricciolo, Snell, Einsenschmid, Burnet, Richer, Mairan, etc. Exemplaire revêtu d'une exceptionnelle reliure espagnole de l'époque en maroquin richement orné, qui évoque probablement un exemplaire de présent. Ce type d'ouvrage faisait rarement l'objet de reliures élaborées, et les exemplaires conservés à la Biblioteca Nacional sont tous reliés simplement en vélin. Quelques traces de salissures à l'intérieur et à l'extérieur du volume, petit accroc à la coiffe inférieure. Palau, 159922. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Il Malmantile racquistato di Perlone Zipoli colle note di Puccio Lamoni e d altri.

      nella Stamperia di Stefano Orlandini, in Venezia 1748 - Legature 900 in mz. pergamena con angoli. Fili, fregi e titoli impressi in nero ai ds. Carte di guardia marmorizzate. Ex Libris Principe di Trabia e di Butera al contropiatto anteriore. Ottimo esemplare. 4to (cm. 25,5), 2 Voll.; 5 cc.nn. (compresa antiporta incisa su rame), XLVIII-412 pp. con due ritratti f.t. a piena pagina; 2 cc.nn. (di cui una bianca), da p. 419 a p. 860. Frontis in rosso e nero. Capilettera, testatine e finalini incisi n.t. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Articulen des allgemeinen Land-Tag-Schlusses, so auf dem Königlichen Prager-Schloß den 23. Monats-Tag Octobris 1747, proponiret, und den 29. Monats Tag Octobris 1748 Jahrs in Gegenwart. von allen vier Ständendieses Königreichs Böhmen geschlossen, und publiciret worden. Prag, Rosenmüller Witwe 1748. 4°. 1 Bl., 223 S., 2 Bll., mit 1 (blgr.) Wappenholzschn. u. 2 (fast blgr.) gest. Wappen sowie 3 gef. Tab., Goldschn. Prgt. d. Zt. mit breiter goldgepr. Deckelbordüre u. Wappensupralibros

      - Landtagsbeschlüsse für das Jahr 1748 in einem adeligen Wappeneinband (für das Hl. Röm. Reich vorne u. für Böhmen hinten); innen gebräunt u. etw. fleckig.

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        A Voyage round the World in the Years MCXL, I, II, III, IV

      John and Paul Knapton, London 1748 - Place: London Description: [24]+548 pages. Octavo (8 1/4" x 5 1/2"). Bound in leather. Three folding engraved maps present, southern part of South America; part of the Pacific Ocean and the track of the Centurion round the world. Compiled from papers and other materials of the Right Honourable George Lord Anson, and published under his direction, by Richard Walter, M.A. Chaplain of his Majesty's Ship the Centurion, in that expedition. (Hill I, pp 317-138). Third edition. "This is the official account of Anson's voyage. England, at war with Spain in 1739, equipped eight ships under the command of George Anson to harass the Spaniards on the western coast of South America, for the purpose of cutting off Spanish supplies of wealth from the Pacific area. Lord Anson, who was a friend and patron of Benjamin Robins, after returning from the voyage around the world in the Centurion, appears to have entrusted to Robins, for revision, the account of the voyage which had been compiled from the journals by his chaplain, Richard Walter. It is probable that Robins revised and edited the work, wrote an introduction, and added dissertations." (Hill). Perhaps the most popular account of maritime adventure of the eighteenth century. Anson's account of harrying the Spanish of South America, and the taking of the Manilla galleon with treasure with a contemporary value of $800,000, and his circumnavigation has long enjoyed a distinguished place as a masterpice in descriptive travel. Condition: Some small closed tears at the edges of the maps. Rebound in tooled leather with raised bands. Over all a very good to fine copy. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Epistler, Befattende Adskillige historiske, politiske, metaphysiske, moralske, philosophiske, Item Skiemtsomme Materier.

      5 bd. Bind 1.-4. bd: Kbhvn.: Trykt paa Autors Bekostning, 5. bd: Kbhvn.:Trykt paa Otto Christ. Wentzels Bekostning 1748-54. Bind 5 med kobberstukket titelvignet. Pænt sæt med rødt snit indbundet i samtidigt helskind rigt dekoreret med guld på ryggene. Bind med lette brugsspor, titelfelter mangler helt eller delvist.. "Denne samling af mere end 500 epistler, skrevet ligesom levnedsbrevene til en opdigtet adressat, fremkom i tre omgange. I 1748 afsluttedes 2. bd. med ordene Slut paa andet og sidste Bind. Et par år efter siges det igen Slut paa fjerde og sidste Bind, men der kom efter Holbergs død endnu et bind, hvori den første epistel, nr. 447, sædvanligt betegnes som det fjerde levnedsbrev. Den sidste store epoke i Holbergs forfatterskab, med Epistlerne som hovedværk, kom først efter hans fyldte 60 år. Han var nu optaget af at administrere både universitetets formue og sin egen. Samtidig skrev han endnu en række komedier til den genopstandne Danske Skueplads. Ind imellem fik han tid til at skrive de mange epistler om emner. han stødte på i hverdagen og i litteraturen". Paul Johansen 28,1-4. Ehr.-M. I,408

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        Acts Passed by the General Assembly of South-Carolina, at a Sessions Begun to be Holden at Charles-Town on Wednesday the Tenth Day of September . in the Year of Our Lord One Thousand Seven Hundred and Forty-Six

      Printed and Sold by Peter Timothy, Charleston 1748 - 7, [1, blank]pp. Expertly bound in period marbled paper wrappers. Provenance: Jacob Motte A remarkably early South Carolina imprint. There are two acts included in this imprint: one involving courts of chancery and the other establishing the township of Purrysburgh (near Hilton Head Island) as a separate and distinct parish. The official printer of South Carolina at this time, Peter Timothy, was the son of the proto-printer of the state, Lewis Timothy, and (as recorded by an article by Douglas C. McMurtrie) was a regular correspondent with Benjamin Franklin (who had helped his father establish the press). With provenance to Jacob Motte, plantation owner and political figure in colonial South Carolina, who was the public treasurer of South Carolina at the time these laws were published. An extraordinarily rare work, located by Gould and Morgan only in the Library of Congress copy and the present copy. Bristol B1409; ESTC W31051; Gould & Morgan, South Carolina Imprints , 120; Sabin 87573; Shipton & Mooney 40480. [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        Philosophical Essays Concerning Human Understanding By the Author of the Essays Moral and Political

      London: Printed for A. Millar in the Strand, 1748., 1748. FIRST EDITION. Twelvemo, pp.iv; 256; [4], advertisements. Contemporary brown calf, gitl to spine with red title label, gilt rule to boards, edgese speckled red. Minor toning otherwise internally clean. Some browing to endpapers offset from leather turn-ins, Binding expertly rebacked with original laid down (most accomplished). This copy from the library of popular, mild-mannered British politician Denis Healey (1917-2015), Chancellor of the Exchequer from 1974-9 (ownership signature to flyleaf -purchased directly from his estate). Published anonymously, this title is better known as 'An Enquiry Concerning Human Understanding' and is a revision of Hume's earlier effort, 'A Treatise of Human Nature', with the addition of his notorious essay 'On Miracles'. The book has proven highly influential, and is widely regarded as a classic in modern philosophical literature.

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        Relacion del funeral entierro, y exequias de el Illmo. Sr. Dr. D. Manuel Rubio y Salinas, Arzobispo que fuè de esta Santa Iglesia Metropolitana de Mexico.

      From January 1748 until his death in early July 1765 Manuel Rubio y Salinas served as archbishop of Mexico City, a period that coincided nicely with the rebirth of the Mexican mining industry and the creation of great wealth, new secular and ecclesiastical establishments, and a building boom in the viceregal capital. Rubio and the Church benefitted from the new wealth in significant material ways, but social justice concerns and religious duties were always high on the bishop's list of things requiring his attention, as demonstrated for example in => his leadership in securing the 1754 papal declaration making Our Lady of Guadalupe the patron saint of New Spain. When Rubio died, the entire viceregal capital turned its energy to commemorating him, much of which is summarized in this volume. It includes a Spanish-language account of the archbishop's last days, his death, and burial (pp. 1-87), followed by Pedro Jose Rodriquez de Arizpe's Latin-language funeral oration ("Maximum occidentis sidus. Ilmus, nempe d. doct. Emmanuel Josephus Rubio, et Salinas . . . In cujus solemni funere quinto idus octobris ann. MDCCLXV, declamabat p. doct. Petrus Josephus Rodriguez, et Arizpe," pp. 87-112), and ending with Cayetano Antonio de Torres's Spanish-language funeral sermon (pp. 115-51).The Spanish-language account of the burial includes a detailed description of the funeral monument (i.e., cenotaph) that the city erected for the archbishop, including the inscriptions and epigrams that were by F.J. Alegre. Following the last page of the text, there is => a large folding engraved plate by Manuel Villavicencio after the design of the monument by Miguel Cabrera, "pintor americano." The engraving is detailed, exquisite, and includes a measure of scale. => A good source for the study of Mexican colonial architecture, commemorative ceremonies, and treatment of and thinking about death.

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        A Collection of Scarce and Valuable Tracts, on the Most Interesting and Entertaining Subjects: But chiefly such as relate to the History and Constitution of these Kingdoms

      F. Cogan, London 1748 - 1748-52. 12 volumes out of 16. 12 vols.: 592; 602; 608; 584; 512; 512; 511; 492; 423; 471; 448; 453 p. Revised by "Eminent Hands." Full leather with raised bands and some gold impressing remaining on spines. Front board detached on first collection, volume 1. 8 volumes are missing at least one spine label. 6 volumes have unravelling spine ends. Hinges tender in first three "collections" and most corners bumped. Bookplates of former owner on most front paste-downs. Some foxing, staining (especially end papers), minor tears, chips, holes, creases, pencil notations on front end papers. John, Baron Sommers (or Somers) (1651-1716) was an English statesman, chief minister to King William III from 1696 to 1700. He went on to become chief architect of the union between England and Scotland in 1707. These "tracts" were compiled from his valuable collection of papers and manuscripts; the writing covers Britain's history during the Tudor and Stuart eras and comprises narratives, advertisements, letters, speeches, wills, drafts of acts, etc. A second edition was edited by Sir Walter Scott in early 19th century. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Sicherer und Geschwinder Artzt, oder Vollständiges Arzneybuch, worinn alle Krankheiten des menschlichen Leibes, samt derselben Kuren in alphabetischer Ordung beschrieben seyn,

      Basel, Hans Jakob Bischoff, 1748. siebende (7.) Auflage, auf das Neue übersehen, verbessert und vermehrt mit einem Frontispiz (dieses mit geringen Randläsuren und einem Fleckchen), einem zweifarbigen Titel in Rot-schwarz zahlreichen hübschen Titel- Kopf- und Schlusvignetten, (27) Blätter, 1118 (recte 1116) Seiten, (14) Blätter (index in deutscher und lateinischer Sprache) 11x18, braunes O Ldr der Zeit mit Rückentitel und reicher Vergoldung am Buchrücken, Theodor Zwinger (der Jüngere) 1658 - 1724, war Physiker und Arzt und stammte aus einer berühmten Basler Gelehrten-Familie. Nach Aufenthalten in Frankreich, insbesondere in Paris und Strassburg, erhielt er zunächste einen Lehrstuhl der Rhetorik, später für Physik, bevor er sich 1711 gänzlich der Medizin zuwandte. Der vorliegende Titel stellt seine bedeutenste Arbeit dar, die in mehreren Auflagen erschien. Die vorliegend 7. Auflage ist die maßgebliche Versand D: 5,00 EUR Me 34880, i

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        A Collection of Scarce and Valuable Tracts, on the Most Interesting and Entertaining Subjects: But chiefly such as relate to the History and Constitution of these Kingdoms

      London: F. Cogan, 1748. Full-Leather. Good+. 1748-52. 12 volumes out of 16. 12 vols.: 592; 602; 608; 584; 512; 512; 511; 492; 423; 471; 448; 453 p. Revised by "Eminent Hands." Full leather with raised bands and some gold impressing remaining on spines. Front board detached on first collection, volume 1. 8 volumes are missing at least one spine label. 6 volumes have unravelling spine ends. Hinges tender in first three "collections" and most corners bumped. Bookplates of former owner on most front paste-downs. Some foxing, staining (especially end papers), minor tears, chips, holes, creases, pencil notations on front end papers. John, Baron Sommers (or Somers) (1651-1716) was an English statesman, chief minister to King William III from 1696 to 1700. He went on to become chief architect of the union between England and Scotland in 1707. These "tracts" were compiled from his valuable collection of papers and manuscripts; the writing covers Britain's history during the Tudor and Stuart eras and comprises narratives, advertisements, letters, speeches, wills, drafts of acts, etc. A second edition was edited by Sir Walter Scott in early 19th century.

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        A Voyage to Hudson's-Bay, By The Dobbs Galley and California, In the Years 1746 and 1747, For Discovering a North West Passage; With An accurate Survey of the Coast, and a short Natural History of the Country; Together With A fair View of the Facts and Arguments from which the future finding of such a Passage is rendered possible

      London: H. Whitridge, 1748. First edition. leather_bound. Contemporary full calf rebacked, raised bands, gilt cover border panels, red leather spine label. Very good. 336 pages 20.5 x 13 cm. Folding map: 9 engraved plates of which five are folding. A synopsis if twenty three voyages in an attempt to discover the Northwest passage. Transformative voyage under Captains Moore and Smith with Arthur Dobbs who served as hydrographer, surveyor and mineralogist -- the leading subscriber for this privately financed journey -- that finally proved the nonexistence of a North West passage. Included are commentary from Eskimos and observations on the nature of tides. HILL I, p. 94. SABIN, 22312. Armorial bookplates front endpapers, interior generally clean and fresh.

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        Les moeurs

      First edition, illustrated with a frontispiece, title of flagship repeated on three title pages and thumbnail 3 title. It would have seemed no less than 15 editions to date of 1748, and this first edition is not easy to find.Bound in full morocco contemporary hazelnut. Back with nerves decorated. part of title in red morocco. Triple net framing on the boards. gilt edges. A restored corner. Small friction. Very nice copy, fresh overall. S.n. S.l. 1748 In-12 (9,5x16,5cm) 3 parties en un volume relié

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        Les Moeurs.

      o.Dr.)., (O.O. 1748 - 3 Teile in 1 Bd. (O.O., o.Dr.). 1748. 16,5x11 cm. Gestoch. Frontispiz, (32) S., S.1-106, Titelbl., S. (107)-334, Titelbl., S.(308)-474. Mit 3 gestoch. Titelvignetten und 3 gestoch. Textvignetten. Ldr.-Bd. der Zeit mit Rückenschild und Rückenvergoldung. Barbier III, 322. - Originalausgabe. - 1748 erschienen mehrere Ausgaben mit verschiendenen Paginationen. - Die Widmung "à Madame M.A.T***" gezeichnet mit dem Pseudonym "Panage", die griechische Übersetzung seines Namens. - "Laut Parlamentsbeschluss vom 7. Mai 1748 . wurde das Original verbrannt, angeblich das gefährlichste Buch, welches jemals ein Freigeist wider Staat und Religion verfasst hat." (Hayn-Gotendorf, Barbier). - (Einband berieben. Vorderdeckel mit kleiner Wurmspur). - Innen sauber. Sprache: Französisch Ldr.-Bd. der Zeit mit Rückenschild und Rückenvergoldung. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Hortus Upsaliensis, exhibens Plantas Exoticas, Horto Upsaliensis Academiae a sese illatas ab anno 1742 in annum 1748, additis differentiis, synonymis habitationibus, hospitiis, rariorumque descriptionibus, in gratiam studiosae juventutis.

      - Amstelaedami, apud J. Wetstenium, 1748. 8vo (196 x 115mm). pp. (10), 306, (40), with 3 folded engraved plates. 19th century half calf, spine with gilt lettering. The Amsterdam edition published in the same year as the first Stockholm edition. The work lists 110 foreign plants which Linneaus had introduced, among them many Siberian plants. Several indices add to the value of this catalogue, e.g. index of plants used in Sweden as food, a table 'Horticulture Topographica', and an index of plants classed according to the climates in which they naturelly grow.Soulsby 425. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Angenehmer und nuetzlicher Zeit-Vertreib mit Betrachtung curioser Vorstellungen allerhand kriechender, fliegender und schwimmender, auf dem Land und im Wasser sich befindender und naehrender Thiere, sowohl nach ihrer Gestalt und aeusserlichen Beschaffenheit als auch nach der accuratest davon verfertigten Structur ihrer Scelete oder Bein-Coerper/ nebst einer deutlichen so physicalisch und anatomisch besonders aber osteologisch und mechanischen Beschreibung derselben nach der Natur gezeichnet, gemahlet, in Kupfer gestochen und verlegt.

      - Nuernberg, J.J. Fleischmann, 1748-1756. 3 volumes. Folio (430 x 295mm). pp. (6), 56, (2); (2), 28, (2); (2), 10, (2), with 1 handcoloured engraved title, 2 hand-coloured engraved frontispieces, 1 hand-coloured engraved portrait (of the author), 1 engraved title-vignette (printed in brown) and 240 hand-coloured engraved plates. Contemporary calf, richly gilt decorated spines with gilt lettered labels. "A very rare and unusual book which has a plate of each bird, and underneath or on a succeeding page a plate of its anatomy" (Fine Bird Books 94). This bibliography awards the above work with 2 stars, and it belongs to the most attractive zoological publications produced in the first half of the 18th century in Germany. The text of this uncommon publication was written by G.L. Huth. The beautiful colour-plates depict a great number of vertebrates (mainly birds, 21 depict fishes, and 16 amphibia & reptilia), together with their skeletons in a most artistic manner. The colouring is bright and splendid; the fine plates were drawn and engraved by the author himself, who was a miniature-painter, engraver and art-dealer at Nürnberg."Im Mai 1748 hielt er sich zur Kur in Karlsbad auf und begann kurz nach seiner Rückkehr mit dem osteologischen Tierwerk 'Angenehmer und nützlicher Zeitvertreib.' zu dem Georg Leonard Huth der Text verfasste. Meyer soll ein eigenes Naturalienkabinett besessen haben (Vocke), griff für seine Tiermalereien aber auch auf andere Naturaliensammlungen, vorallem die von Christoph Jacob Trew zurück (Gröll)" (H. Ludwig, Nürnberger naturgeschichtliche Malerei im 17. und 18. Jahrhundert pp. 338-9). A very fine broad-margined copy. The third volume is slightly larger.Anker 338; Nissen IVB, 630. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Resa till Goda Hopps-Udden, södra pol-kretsen och omkring jordklotet, samt till Hottentott- och Caffer-landen, åren 1772-76. Part I (of II:1-2). Stockholm 1783.

      Pp. xiv, 704, 701-766. With one large folding map and 9 engraved plates. The map is narrowly cut and one tear nicely restored on verso with slight loss. One plate restored at outer margin with minor loss of picture. Occasionally some marginal staining. Half calf, spine with four raised bands, decorated and lettered in gilt. Old ownership signatures on title. First edition.Anders Sparrman (1748-1820), the youngest of Linné's apostles was only 17 years old when he served as a surgeon on a Swedish East India ship headed for China. A few years later in 1771 he travelled to the Cape where he stayed for seven months. He was encouraged and supported to undertake excursions into the interior of the country to study the flora and fauna. In 1772 he joined the English explorative expedition around the world under Captain Cook (second voyage) as assistant to the naturalists Johann R. and Georg Forster. This work deals with South Africa where he in 1772 spent five months at the Cape Colony, and in 1775 another eight months during which time he made several natural history expeditions into the Hottentot and Kaffir countries. His account became a classic, and one of the basic sources to our knowledge of the Cape Colony at the end of the 18th century. Includes a resumé of the voyage with James Cook (pp. 86-108), and a short vocabulary of the Hottentot language. The plates depict animals, weapons and utensils. Several years later Sparrman published two more parts (in 1802 and 1818 respectively) which were devoted to Cook's second voyage. Mendelssohn ii, pp. 414. A South African Bibliography, iv, pp. 360-1. Du Rietz, Bibl. Polynesiana, 1218. Schildt, Linnés lärjungar, pp. 249-316

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        A Chart of the Caribe Islands.

      1748 - London: W. & J. Mount and T. Page, 1748. 435 x 530mm. A chart of the Lesser Antilles, orientated with north to the right, showing from Purto Rico sould to Trinidad and the Gulf of Paria. This example comes from Mount & Page's 'The English Pilot. The Fourth Book Describing The West India Navigation.', the first sea atlas of America containing charts only from English sources.

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        Philosophical Essays concerning Human Understanding [later known under the title "Enquiry concerning Human Understanding"]. By the Author of the Essays Moral and Political.

      London, A. Millar, 1748. 12mo. Contemporary full mottled calf with five raised bands to spine and double gilt line-borders to boards. All edges of boards blindstamped. Binding overall worn, but fine, tight, and unrestored. Neat old owner's name to inside of front board. Front free end-papers with a crease. Some mild brownspotting, but otherwise internally very nice. Woodcut vignette to title-page. IV, 256, (4, -adverts) pp. Fully complete, with the contents leaf and the 2 ff. of adverts.. The rare first edition of one of the most influential books in the history of philosophy, the work that - in Kant's own words - woke him from his "dogmatic slumber", "One of Hume's most important philosophical works, and one of the greatest works in Western philosophy" (Cambridge texts in the history of philosophy). This scarce first edition of what is arguably Hume's magnum opus, one of the greatest classics of philosophy, was published under the title "Philosophical Essays concerning Human Understanding" and did not receive the title under which it is known today, namely "Enquiry concerning Human Understanding" (also known simply as the great "Enquiry") until 1758, when it appeared under that title in the edition of the Essays & Treatises. In 1739-40, Hume had published his first book, "A Treatise on Human Nature", which was very poorly received indeed and, according to Hume himself, a complete failure. "In a striking (and subsequently famous) passage, it concluded that Scepticism (of some form) is the only credible philosophical outlook. These striking and unsettling views were not, however, answered with philosophical replies; instead, they were attacked for their (real or imagined) dangerous consequences for religion. The only notable review had been simply dismissive, devoting more space to the author's errors of literary style than to the content. Admittedly, the young author could take comfort in one undoubtedly positive outcome, the recent success of his "Essays Moral and Political (1741-42). Even that, however, must have paled in the face of the discovery that the "Treatise" threatened to PREVENT an academic career - when his application for the Chair of Moral Philosophy at Edinburg Univeristy was blocked because of the work's supposed moral and religious implications.It was in these discouraging circumstances that Hume worked on the "Philosophical Essays on Human Understanding", now known as "An Enquiry concerning Human Understanding". The first "Enquiry" (as it is now commonly called) removed some of the more complicated and less persuasive arguments, such as those concerning the origins of the everyday ideas of the external world and the self, and shortened the arguments concerning the origins of our ideas in perceptions and of our knowledge of causes. It also carried over arguments for the compatibility of human freedom and determinism and for the similarity between animal and human ways of learning from experience. Most strikingly, it included two new sections critical of religion, and the completely rewritten account of Scepticism implied by the author's philosophy, and concluded with a somewhat ambiguous, but plainly hostile, attack on Religion. This makes it plain that, in contrast to the "Treatise" (at least, as it was published), the "Enquiry" aims to show that Hume's empiricist and Sceptical philosophy is bad news for religion. (The ambiguity is over whether this should mean all religion or only some forms.) Nevertheless, despite this more polemical edge to the "Enquiry", it is not uncommonly treated as a popular, even a watered-down, rewriting of some of the themes from the "Treatise". This mistake stems from failing to understand both Hume's conclusions and his purposes..." (Cambridge Texts in the History of Philosophy: Hume, "An Enquiry concerning Human Understanding", etd. By Stephen Buckle, pp. X-XI)."Now one of the most widely read works in philosophy, David Hume's "An Enquiry concerning Human Understanding" (1748) introduced his philosophy to a broad educated readership. In it he gives an elegant an accessible presentation of strikingly original and challenging views about the limited powers of human understanding, the attractions of skepticism, the compatibility of free will and determinism, and weaknesses in the foundations of religion. (Oxford philosophical texts). Jessop p. 19 ("PHILOSOPHICAL ESSYS (Enquiry concerning human understanding)... Hume gave these essays to the public against the advise of Hy. Home, declaring his "indifference about all the consequences that may follow" (Greig, p. 111). The Eassays on Miracles had been written by Dec. 1737, originally for inclusion in the Treatise. These essays were intended to replace bk. I of the Treatise. Their title was changed to "enquiry concerning human understanding" in the 1758 ed. of the Essays & Tr.; Hume's advert did not appear until the 1777 ed. of the latter.")

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        A Voyage Round the World, In the Years MDCCXL, I, II, III, IV.

      Knapton, London 1748 - George Anson (1697-1762) was a British Admiral known for his trip around the world. The book, compiled from notes by Richard Walter, details Anson's circumnavigational adventures during the War of Jenkins' Ear between Britain and Spain. Anson's task was to intercept Spanish ships and their cargo from the New World. During the voyage, Anson captured a Spanish galleon with a cargo worth 500,000 pounds and sacked Paita, Peru. Although he started out with eight ships, he returned with only one. Later in life, he became Admiral of the British Fleet and fought in the Seven Years' War. Included in the book are beautiful views of various ports and a few maps. Illustrated with 42 fine copperplate engravings (38 folding charts, plates & plans, and 3 large folding maps). , 417 pages, plus; 2 page directions to the binder, often lacking. Thick 4to, contemporary calf, recased with black spine label (a very solid, clean and attractive copy; several plates dust-stained and worn at edges; one plate torn but with no paper loss). London: Printed for the Author by John and Paul Knapton, 1748. A very nice copy of the first edition. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Deutliche Anweisung zur Feuerwerkerey, worinnen alle gebräuchliche Arten der Lust- und Ernstfeuer nebst derselben Verfertigung und denen dazu nötigen Werkzeugen. erläutert werden.

      Halle Gebauer 1748 - (25 x 20 cm). (12) 95 S. Mit doppelblattgroßem gestochenem Frontispiz, gestochenem Titelkupfer und 12 gefalteten Kupfertafeln. Pergamentband der Zeit. Seltene erste Ausgabe. - "Sotheran says: 'Gives a full account of how to make fireworks, with a description of all the necessary tools.' Hodgkin also considers it to be a 'useful and practical little work containing the most explicit instructions for the manufacture of a great variety of pieces. The composition of a variety of powders for various effects is given in great detail, and, all the dimensions of every portion of the various pieces being furnished, nothing is left to the invention or caprice of the amateur or manufacturer. Firework making has become an exact science. The illustrations give as lively a presentiment of rocket-making in the middle of the eighteenth century as that of Van Etten in the beginning of the seventeenth." (Philip). - Die Tafeln zeigen die Herstellung von Feuerwerkskörpern und die dazu nötigen Werkzeuge. - Stempel auf Vorsatz. Einband etwas fleckig. Insgesamt breitrandiges und nahezu fleckenfreies Exemplar in guter Erhaltung. - Philip S260.1; Ornamentstichkatalog 3303; VD18 12031496-003 [Attributes: First Edition]

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        Opera omnia physico-medica. Denuò revisa, correcta & aucta. 6 Teile und 2 Supplemente in 4 Bänden.

      Genf de Tournes -49 1748 - (37 x 22,5 cm). Zus. ca. 3600 S. Mit gestochenem Portrait und 8 (1 gestochenen) Titelvignetten. Lederbände der Zeit mit reichen Rückenvergoldungen. Zweite Gesamtausgabe, hier erstmals mit den beiden Supplementen. "The first 3 vols. of this compilation contain his most important medical work, the 'Medicinae rationalis systematicae'. The last 3 vols. include articles and monographs on medical consultations, chemical analyses, and therapeutical indications" (DSB). - Hoffmann (1660-1742), Schüler von Robert Boyle, ist einer der hervorragendsten Pharmakochemiker seines Jahrhunderts. "Hoffmann of Halle was the most important of the Iatromechanists. He believed an ether-like 'vital fluid' to be present in the nervous system and to act upon the muscles, giving them 'thonus'"(G/M). - Stempel auf Titeln. Stellenweise leicht gebräunt bzw. stockfleckig. Einige Blätter der Supplemente mit Wurmspur im unteren weißen Rand. Einband etwas beschabt und bestoßen. Drei Kapitale abgestoßen. Insgesamt dekoratives Exemplar in guter Erhaltung. - DSB 6, 458; Blake 217; Wellcome III, 285; vgl. Garrison-Morton 72 (andere Ausgabe)

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        Zymotechnia fundamentalis oder allgemeine Grund-Erkänntniß der Gährungs-Kunst. aus dem Lateinischen ins Teusche übersetzet.

      Stettin und Leipzig Kunckel 1748 - (17 x 10,5 cm). (20) 304 S. Mit doppelblattgroßem Titelblatt. Halblederband der Zeit. Zweite deutsche Ausgabe des erstmals 1697 erschienenen und 1734 erstmals ins Deutsche übersetzten Werkes. - Stahl (1660-1734), Professor für Medizin in Halle, gilt als Begründer der Phlogistontheorie, nach welcher bei der Verbrennung von Körpern ein hypothetischer Stoff, das Phlogiston, entweicht. "He founded a new theory of medicine and elaborated the theory of phlogiston. This was expounded in his treatise called 'Zymotechnia'. Stahl was an epoch-making man both in medicine and in chemistry" (Ferguson). - Stempel auf Titel. Durchgehend leicht gebräunt. Ca. 50 neue weiße Blätter an den Schluss gebunden. Rücken sauber erneuert. Insgesamt gut erhalten. - Partington II, 659; Ferguson II, 399 [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Lud. Holbergs Epistler, Befattende Adskillige historiske, politiske, metaphysiske, moralske philosophiske, Item Skiemtsomme Materier

      5 bind. Eget forlag & Otto Fred. Wentzel, København 1748-54. 8vo. Bind 5 med kobberstukket portrætvignet af Holberg. Smukke uniforme halvlæderbind fra 1790'erne med ryforgyldning og orange rygtitelfelt. Gl. navn på titelbladt i bind 1.. Førsteudgave af Holbergs sidste hovedværk. Komplet sæt af Holbergs epistler. Bind 5 udkom efter Holbergs død i 1754

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        Guinee: Histoire generale des voyages, ou nouvelle collection des toutes les relations de voyages par mer et par terre, qui ont ete publiees jusq'a present dans les differentes langues de toutes les nations connues: Tome cinquieme. Histoire generale des voyages, depuis le commencement du XVme siecle, cinquieme partie. Livre neuvieme. Despcription de la Guniee, contenant la Geographie et L'Histoire Naturelle et Civile Du Pays.

      La Haye, Pierre de Hondt, 1748. - Halbledereinband auf 5 Bünden, Groß-8°, 484 Seiten. Einband berieben und bestoßen, vorderer Deckel gelockert, altes Ex-Libris auf Innendeckel, Seiten papierbedingt nachgedunkelt aber sauber, ein durchaus gutes Exemplar. Enthaltend zwei Tafeln: "Joyaux, Ornements de la Cote de Guinee" und "Instrumens Musicaux de la Cote d'Or."

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