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        Nuovi istromenti per la descrizione di diverse curve antiche e moderne e di molte altre che servir possono alla speculazione de' geometri ed all'uso de' pratici: col progetto di due nuove macchine per la nautica ed una per la meccanica, e con alcune osservazioni sopra de' poligoni rettilinei regolari.Brescia: Gian-Maria Rizzardi, 1752.

      First edition, an exceptional copy in original boards, of this beautiful and remarkably illustrated instrument book which describes Suardi's 'geometric pen' and nine other instruments that Suardi had invented to draw the curves encountered in analytical geometry and to solve graphically many types of differential equations. "This is a work describing a number of instruments to draw mathematical curves. ... Suardi was the inventor of the geometric pen, and this is the first work describing it. The geometric pen is an instrument for drawing geometric curves, in which a pen attached to a revolving arm of adjustable length can be indefinitely varied by altering a set of toothed wheels" (Tomash, III, p. 1253). The book includes two letters from no less a figure than Boscovich, discussing Suardi's mechanical description of Cartesian ovals ('Lettera 16. Marzo 1748. scrittami dal Chiariss. P. Ruggiero Boscovich della Compagnia di Gesu in proposito delle <i>Ovali Cartesiane</i>,' pp. 62-76 and 'Altra Lettera 27. Aprile 1748. scrittami dal Medesimo sullo stesso soggetto,' pp. 77-79).<br/><br/> Educated by the Brescian mathematicians who taught in the local seminaries and Jesuit colleges of the region, Suardi (1711-67) developed an early passion for mathematics and poetry. His father, however, sent him to the University of Padua to study law, where he pursued his scientific interest unofficially, attending the mathematics and experimental physics courses of Giovanni Poleni. In 1735 he returned to Brescia, but thanks to a weak constitution he was able to avoid the law courts. By the 1740s, Suardi ran an informal scientific academy from his house and was studying scientific instruments. <br/><br/> His interest in this subject is likely to have been influenced by Poleni's letter to Jacob Hermann of September 1728, 'in qua agitur de organica Curvarum Tractoriae, atque Logarithmicae Constructione,' published in his <i>Epistolarum mathematicarum fasciculus</i> (Padua, 1729). In 1752 Suardi finally brought his work to a conclusion, publishing his <i>New instruments for the description of diverse ancient and modern curves, that may serve for the speculation of geometers and the use of practitioners; together with a plan for two new machines for navigation and one for mechanics, and with some observations on regular rectilinear polygons</i>. The book was a conscious attempt to establish Suardi's reputation, hence its lavish format. The possession of a publication, describing ten instruments that he had invented to draw many of the mathematical figures whose study analytic geometry and calculus encouraged, now offered Suardi an opportunity to build a reputation. He sent his book to famous mathematicians and learned academies, and was rewarded in 1753 with membership in the Agiati of Rovereto and in the Academy of the Institute of Sciences of Bologna.<br/><br/> <i>Nuovi istromenti</i> is very specifically addressed to women. Suardi had read and admired Fontenelle's <i>Conversations on the plurality of worlds</i>, in which Fontanelle had instructed the Marquise di Châtelet. Not only did this book serve as a template for the sort of popular instruction of women he had in mind, Suardi even named his villa Fontanella (where he lived with his appropriately named wife Cecilia Curvi). He was also a great admirer of the work of Maria Gaetana Agnesi whose own tutor, Ramiro Rampinelli, also came from Brescia and had had a similarly difficult entry into his chosen vocation, which his family had not supported. Agnesi has been immortalized in the name <i>versiera</i>, or 'witch of Agnesi,' which is still often used to describe the cycloid (although she was not the first to construct it), and Suardi had his geometric pen draw it. "Tracing and retracing this curve, Suardi imagined himself in actual physical contact with the mind and perhaps the body of a learned woman" (Findler). Suardi's geometric pen also drew the 'geometric flowers' invented by the Pisan mathematician Guido Grandi in 1728, who dedicated his own flowers to the Milanese countess Clelia Grillo Borromeo and named one curve the <i>Cloelia</i> in appreciation of her patronage. "The more mathematically complex a figure became, the more female it seemed... Suardi placed his description of the geometric pen creating geometric flowers as the fourth of five shapes his pen could replicate: in order of progressive difficulty, that probably indicated the pedagogical plan of his mathematics instruction, his pen drew lines, circles, ellipses, geometric flowers, and finally cycloids such as Agnesi's <i>versiera</i>. By the time Suardi reached the description of geometric flowers, he was almost beside himself with excitement about the possibilities of this tool for facilitating his contact with scientific women. "I would place the Pen delineating these flowers <i>solely in the hands of famous and learned Women</i>," he declared. He then suggested several candidates: Laura Bassi, Émilie du Chatelet, and of course Agnesi" (<i>ibid</i>.). The mechanical construction of curves has a long history, beginning with Huygens, Leibniz and the Bernoullis. The definitive theoretical treatment of the subject by Vincenzo Riccati, <i>De usu motus tractorii in constructione æquationum differentialium commentaries</i>, was published at Bologna in the same year as Suardi's book. <br/><br/> Tomash Collection S 212; Riccardi, I, 479; Poggendorff II, 950; Roberts & Trent pp. 308-9. Paula Findlen, 'Becoming a scientist: Gender and knowledge in eighteenth-century Italy,' <i>Science in Context</i> 16 (2003), pp. 59-87.. 4to (295 x 210 mm), pp. [viii], viii, 283, with engraved portrait of dedicatee, Francesco Loredano, Doge of Venice (signed by Fortunatus Pasquetti and Franc. Zucchi), and 34 engraved plates. Title in red and black with engraved vignette, headpiece and initial to dedication. Completely untouched in the original boards, very fine and fresh

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        Allgemeiner Klug- und Verständiger Haus-Vatter, wie auch Adeliches Land-Leben. Erster Theil, bestehend In Neun Büchern. Deren erstes handelt von dem allgemeinen Grund, worinnen die Hausshaltung bestehen soll . Das II. Buch, von dem Bau-Wesen, und denen darzu gehörigen Materialien Das III. Buch, von der Wirthschafft in den Städten, Dörffern und Höfen . Das IV. Buch, vom Garten-Leben, Gärten, dem Gärtner und dessen Zeug . Das V. Buch, wie eine Stutterey anzulegen, Stutten, Hengsten und Füllen zu warten und zu erkennen Das VI. Buch, von Seiden-Würmern, und völliger Abhandlung der Seiden . Das VII. Buch, vom Brodtbacken, Multzen, Bierbrauen . Das VIII. Buch, von der Antatomia, Erkänntnuss der Kranckheiten, und dagegen dienlichen Artzneyen .

      Joh. Ludwig Brandmüller,, Basel, 1748 - Basel, Joh. Ludwig Brandmüller, 1748. 36x22 cm. Gestoch. Frontispiz, Titelblatt, 862 (recte 860) S. Neuer HLPgt.-Bd. mit marm. Deckelbezug. Weiss 1075. - &#132;Der evangelische Theologe und landwirtschaftliche Schriftsteller Franz Philipp Florin (1649-1699) war Vikar in Eismannsberg, dann Rektor und herzoglicher Bibliothekar in Sulzbach. 1679 kam er als Pfarrer nach Rosenberg und 1681 nach Edelsfeld und Kürmreuth. Dort betrieb er auch die Pfarrökonomie. Seine praktische Erfahrung als Landwirt in Verbindung mit jener eines herzoglichen Bibliothekars qualifizierten ihn als Herausgeber und teilweise auch Autor des mit seinem Namen verbundenen Hausväterwerks, eben "des Florinus". Eine bis in das 18. Jahrhundert zurückreichende Tradition, die das Werk dem Pfalzgrafen Philipp (1630-1703) aus der Sulzbacher Linie der Wittelsbacher zugeschrieben hatte, hat sich als irrtümlich erwiesen. Auch wenn das Hausväterwerk zurecht nach Florinus benannt wurde und auch weiter nach ihm heissen soll, steht doch fest, dass er selbst "das wenigste elaborieret", sondern ausser dem namentlich genannten juristischen Mitverfasser Johann Christoph Donauer (1669-1718), Konsulenten der Reichsstadt Nördlingen, noch andere nicht genannte herangezogen hat." (Neue Deutsche Biographie 5, 1961, S. 255. - (Frontispiz ausserhalb der Platte mit hinterlegtem Eckausriss. Titelblatt und Frontispiz fleckig. S. 600-650 mit einem Wasserfleck in der unteren Ecke. Register im Rand etwas fleckig). Sprache: Deutsch Neuer HLPgt.-Bd. mit marm. Deckelbezug.

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        Dissertatio historica de antiquitate, et aliis quibusdam memorabilibus Cathedralis Ecclesiae Frisingensis una cum serie episcoporum, praepositorum, et decanorum Frisingensium. Munich, Michael Lindauer, 1824. Large folio (42 x 26 cm). With 7 large plates (5 folding). One folding plate is an early lithographed plate of the crypt "Gruft im Dom zu Freijsing". The other plates are engraved: 3 folding plans of the church (47 x 60 cm) by X. Mettenleiter after Th. Heigl, 2 full-page plates of church entrances and a very large folding plate (82 x 54 cm) of the interior of the church by F.I. Mörl after C.D. Asam. Contemporary boards covered with red-orange textured paper.

      Holzmann-B VII, 2833; Thieme & Becker XXV, p. 13 (Mörl) & II, p. 171 (Asam). Rare first edition of a magnificently illustrated history and description of Freising Cathedral, by Joseph Jacob von Heckenstaller (1748-1832) deacon of the Cathedral. The diocese of Freising, on the river Isar, near Munich, was founded by St. Corbinianus ca. 725/30. It remained an independent diocese until united with the diocese of Munich as the archbishopric of Munich/Freising in 1821. During the 1720s the interior of the cathedral was completely redecorated in the new rococo style by the brothers C.D. (1686-1739) and Egid Quirin Asam who were called to Freising by the bishop in 1723. The brothers Asam were responsible for the many characteristic stucco decorations as well as the five large ceiling frescos and numerous smaller frescos, all clearly visible on the large plate. A second edition in 1854 apparently had only one plate.A stamp on the title-page covered with paper, and a small tear in the largest folding plate repaired. The spine is frayed, with some loss at the head and foot. With very large margins and in very good condition.

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        A rare Revolutionary War treasure! A fragment of the wood from the famous HMS Somerset ??? the very ship Paul Revere snuck past on his famous midnight ride

      Provincetown, Massachusetts: , [1748 - 1778]. The fragment itself measures 5??? x 1.25??? x 1??? and is beautifully mounted against an historic map showing the positioning of British ships during the Battle of Bunker Hill on June 17th, 1775. Both are framed in a shadowbox which has an overall size of 9.5??? x 13??? x 2???. Fine condition. Well-worn and mended letter of provenance included, as well as its typed transcript. The HMS Somerset ranks among the most documented and involved ships of colonial American history. She was built in 1746 in the Chatham Dockyard, and launched in 1748. Being a powerful man-of-war, she carried 64 mounted guns and a crew of 400 men. The HMS Somerset saw a lot of action during the Seven Years??? War ??? also referred to as the French and Indian War ??? where she was part of the fleet that besieged the fortress of Louisbourg. She also partook in the decisive British victory at Quebec City in the summer of 1759, landing the forces that were then to beat the French at the Battle of the Plains of Abraham on September 13th of

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        Lo Stato presente di tutti i paesi, e popoli del mondo naturale, politico e morale, con nuove osservazioni, e correzioni degli antichi e moderni viaggiatori Volume XVI. Della Francia (Tome 1).

      . Venedig (Venezia), Albrizzi, 1748, 8°, Gestochener Titel, Titelblatt, 6 Bl., 536 S., mit 2 Faltkarten von Frankreich undt 24 Falttafeln mit Ansichten von Paris, Fontaineblau, Versailles et Lyon, Pergamenteinband der Zeit mit Rückenvergoldung..

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        Atlas géologique ou vues d'Amas colonnes basaltiques fait suite aux Institutions Géologiques de Scipion Breislak.Milan, Imprimerie impériale et royale, 1818. Narrow oblong folio. With engraved plate with "Avis" addressed to the reader, engraved title-page, 53 numbered engraved full-page plates, and 2 engraved plates by Riboldi, Brocchi and Dall' Acqua after drawings by Demin, Veyrene etc.

      Asworth, Vulcan's forge and Fiungal's cave, 36; cf. DSB II, 439-40. First edition of an important atlas with plates of columnar basalt formations by Scipione Breislak (1748-1826). The present atlas was published as an addition to Breislak's Institutiones géologiques (1818), a geological work first published in Italian titled Instituzione geologiche (Milan, 1818). Binding slightly rubbed. Good copy.

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        Wirtzburgische Chronick deren letzteren Zeiten, oder ordentliche Erzehlung deren Geschichten, Begebenheit- und Denckwürdigkeiten, welche in denen dreyen letzteren Hundert-Jahr-Lauffen, das ist von dem Jahr 1500 bis anhero in dem Hoch-Stifft Wirtzburg und Franckenlandt bey Geistlich und Weltlichen Weesen sich zugetragen... 5 Textkupfer.

      Würzburg, Engmann 1748 / 1750.. 2 Bde. I. 1500- 1642, II. 1642 - 1750. Folio. 10 Bll., XXIII, 836 S. 8 Bll., XI, 880 S. - Neue Pergament-Bände mit altem Rückenschild.. Auf hint. flieg. Vorsatzblatt handschriftliche "Bemerkungen 1814".

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        De l?Esprit des Loix.

      MONTESQUIEU,Charles-Louis de Secondat, Baron de.De l?Esprit des Loix. Ou du rapport que les Loix doivent avoir avec la Constitution de chaque Gouvernement, les Moeurs, le Climat, la Religion, Le Commerce, &c. à quoi l?Auteur a ajouté Des recherches nouvelles sur les Loix Romaines touchant les Successions, sur les Loix Françoises, & sur les Loix Féodales. Tome Premier [Tome Seconde]Geneve, chez Barrillot & Fils [1748]2 volumes, quarto, 24.0 x 19.0 cm, very fine contemporary quarter pale continental, possibly Danish, calf and marbled boards, spines richly gilt, contemporary pale morocco labels lettered gilt, pp.(8), xxiv, 522; (4), xvi, 564, with the half titles to both volumes, printers woodcut to titles, with the cancels E3, F3, F4, Aa, Ff2, Kk2, Sss4 in volume I and a, Hhh in volume II, contemporary ownership in ink on front blanks W.E.Suedelius, an exceptionally fine, near immaculate copy of the true first edition.Printing & the Mind of Man 197. En Français dans le Texte 138. Kress 4920. Goldsmiths 8375. Tchemerzine,VIII,459 (a).See Volpilhac-Auger, G.Sabbagh & Weil: Un auteur en quête d?êditeurs? Histoire éditoriale de l?oeuvre de Montesquieu. 2011, pp.47-67, 413-416. It is believed that the first edition was printed in 500 t0 1500 copies, nobody really knows; part of the edition seems to have been seized by customs or lost in transport; in particular a large number of copies sent to England seem to have disappeared. Montesquieu was horrified by the errors he found which explains why no less than four kinds of errata were printed from January 1749 - three of which were destined for the first edition and inserted in the last copies that had been unsold and uncirculated by that time.FIRST EDITION of Montesquieu?s [1689-1755] great L?esprit des loix in which he argued that the best government would be one in which power was balanced among three groups of officials. He thought England - which divided power between the king (who enforced laws), Parliament (which made laws), and the judges of the English courts (who interpreted laws) - was a good model of this. Montesquieu called the idea of dividing government power into three branches the \"separation of powers.\" He thought it most important to create separate branches of government with equal but different powers. That way, the government would avoid placing too much power with one individual or group of individuals. He wrote, \"When the [law making] and [law enforcement] powers are united in the same person... there can be no liberty.\" According to Montesquieu, each branch of government could limit the power of the other two branches. Therefore, no branch of the government could threaten the freedom of the people. His ideas about separation of powers became the basis for the United States Constitution.John Maynard Keynes in the manuscript preface to his French edition of The General Theory described Montesquieu as the greatest French economist: "Montesquieu was the real French equivalent of Adam Smith. The greatest of your economists, head and shoulders above the Physiocrats in penetration, clear-headedness and good sense".

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        Zum allgemeinen Gebrauch wohleingerichtete Destillier-Kunst welche in dem ersten Theil von Ab- und Eintheilung, Werckzeugen, allgemeinen Arbeiten, und allem dem was diese Kunst überhaupt angehet genugsame Nachricht giebet; In dem andern Theil aber In beynahe zweyhundert Processen, die Bereitung verschiedener destillirter Wässer, Brandtweine, Aqua vitae, Rossolis, flüchtiger- saurer- mineralischer Geister, Oele, Essenzen, Extracte und anderer truckner Chemischen Artzneyen, deutlich vorträget; Und endlich in dem dritten Theile in viertzig Processen vom Einmachen mit Zucker und andern dahin gehörigen Confitur- Künsten, einigen Unterricht mittheilet. Zweite Auflage. Breslau, J. J. Korn 1747. 8°. (Dplblgr.) Titel, 6 Bll., 400 S., mit 6 Kupfertafeln, Hprgt. d. Zt. mit Rsch.

      . . Ferguson I, 132 - Ferchl 78.- Eines der Standardwerke der Brennkunst im 18. Jahrhundert; ohne den 1748 erschienen 2. Band "Neue Zusätze".- Burghart (1705-1776) wurde nach einer Apothekerausbildung Mediziner, arbeitete in Breslau und wurde 1743 als Professor der Mathematik und Physik an das Collegium Brieg berufen. Danach war er als Bergwerkaufseher in Reichenstein und Silberberg tätig. "He seems to have had some belief in transmutation" (Ferguson).- Leicht gebräunt u. tls. etw. braunfleckig, Ebd. etw. fleckig u. mit kl. Wurmspur.

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        Recueil de jurisprudence canonique et beneficiale, par ordre alphabetique: avec les pragmatiques, concordats, bulles & indults des Papes; ordonnances, edits & declarations de nos Rois; arrets & reglemens intervenus sur cette matiere dans les differens Tribunaux du Royaume, jusqu'a present.

      Paris, de Nully 1748.. 40 x 27 cm. [2] Bl., XXIV, 424, 328, [2], VIII, 370 S. Zeitgenössisches marmoriertes Ganzleder mit Lederrückenschild und reicher Rückenvergoldung. Rücken mit kl. Beschädigungen, Ecken stärker bestossen mit Bezugsverlust, hinterer Deckel mit Schnittspur. Schmutztitel mit gelöschtem, Titel mit vorhandendem handschriftlichem Besitzvermerk und schwacher Stempelspur. Ein Blatt mit Papierausriss im weissen Rand. Vereinzelt etwas fleckig und mit Marginalien. Die ersten ca. 10 Bl. wasserrandig, meist sauber und frisch.. Dekorativ gebundener juristischer Foliant.

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        Telliamed ou Entretiens d&#39;un philosophe indien avec un missionnaire François sur la Diminution de la Mer, la Formation de la Terre, l&#39;Origine de l&#39;Homme, &c

      Amsterdam: Chez L&#39;honore & Fils., 1748. Two volumes in one, octavo, owner&#39;s name on title; a very good copy in contemporary French mottled calf. First edition of this important, controversial, and strangely prescient work, dedicated to Cyrano de Bergerac. By using the device of an imaginary voyage to India by a French missionary, and by presenting the work&#39;s philosophy as the beliefs of an Indian mystic, Maillet sought to make palatable his pre-Darwinian theories of evolution. De Maillet (1656-1738) was a diplomat and explorer. His fame rests almost exclusively on this work, which Ward and Carozzi described as introducing &#39;the concept of slow changes over a great period of time and that of a diminishing ocean as well as the evolution of marine life into terrestrial life. Everybody read Telliamed&#39;. Generally, the work was based on de Maillet&#39;s observations throughout Europe, and depends on the study of geological age to contradict the biblical chronology. Although most of the theory is sheer fancy - in particular his belief that the earth is in fact a burnt out star - his insistence on the importance of scientific study of rock formations was influential. It also uses classical and modern precedent to tentatively suggest that all life may in fact have had its origins in the sea. The work was not published until ten years after de Maillet&#39;s death, and even then reluctantly, by his friend the Abbé Le Mascrier, who was also responsible for the work&#39;s dedication to Cyrano de Bergerac. Even with this posthumous publication, Le Mascrier still found it easier to attribute the work to an Indian philosopher (the eponymous &#39;Telliamed&#39; is a simple inversion of the author&#39;s real name) in an attempt to dilute its radical impact. It is thought that Diderot was heavily influenced by this work in his shift from deism to atheism, and Sabin comments that it was &#39;long supposed to have suggested to Mr. Darwin his celebrated theory.&#39;.

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        Der curiose und in allen nöthigen Wissenschafften nützliche Dollmetscher oder allgemeines Zeitungshandbuch

      Maschenbauer Augspurg Augsburg 1748. Ldr, 1848Spalten, Rücken etwas beschädigt, leichter Wurmfras, ganz wenige Anstreichungen, insgesamt gutes Exemplar.

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        A Voyage Round the World , in the Years MDCCXL, I, II, III, IV. By George Anson, Esq; Commander in Chief of a Squadron of His Majesty&#39;s Ships, sent upon an Expedition to the South-Seas... 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&#39;s Ship the Centurion, in that expedition

      London: Printed for the Author by John and Paul Knapton, 1748. Thick quarto, with strong impressions of all 42 folding engraved plates and maps, with the single leaf of directions to the bookbinder for placing the engravings; later half calf over original marbled boards; a few stains internally but generally in extremely good condition. One of the Royal Paper copies. First edition, one of 350 large or &#39;royal paper&#39; copies, much superior to the relatively ill-proportioned ordinary paper issue. Cox calls the present imprint "the genuine first" and notes two issues, one for the author and the genuine first, with p. 319 misnumbered, as here. This may also be a subscriber&#39;s copy as it has the armorial bookplate of an E. Lloyd: four Lloyds appear in the List of Subscribers, one of them "Ellis Lloyd Esq;". Anson&#39;s Voyage, &#39;a masterpiece of descriptive travel&#39; (Hill) and one of the great publishing successes of the eighteenth century, was widely read and it is unusual to find copies in as excellent condition as this. The narrative, based on Anson&#39;s own journal, had an enormous popular success: for the mid-eighteenth-century reader, it was the epitome of adventure, and it was translated into several European languages and stayed in print through numerous editions for many years. &#39;Anson&#39;s voyage of 1740-44 holds a unique and terrible place in British maritime history. [When] Anson reached the coast of China in November 1742 he was left with one ship and a handful of men, some of whom had "turned mad and idiots". The most extraordinary part of the voyage was still to come, for despite his losses Anson was determined to seize the treasure galleon that made the annual voyage from Acapulco to Manila. Laden with Peruvian silver, she was the "Prize of all the Oceans". In June 1743 Anson intercepted the Nuestra Señora de Covadonga, and in a 90-minute action forced her surrender. After refitting at Canton he returned home the next year to find himself compared with Drake, and his exploits with the long-remembered feats of arms against the Spain of Philip II. The casualties were forgotten as the public celebrated a rare triumph in a drab and interminable war…, and in 1748 the long-awaited authorised account appeared under the name of Richard Walter, chaplain on the Centurion, and became a best-seller. Walter&#39;s volume has formed the basis of all accounts of Anson&#39;s voyage from the mid-eighteenth century to the present. The book, more fully illustrated than any similar work up to that time, was both a stirring story of adventure at sea and an exhortation to further Pacific enterprise&#39; (Glyn Williams, The prize of all the oceans. The triumph and tragedy of Anson&#39;s voyage round the world, 1999, pp. xvii-xviii; and for the long-standing dispute over authorship see appendix I: Williams concludes that Walter may have commenced the work and saw it through the press, but Benjamin Robins, a talented and versatile mathematician and an experienced writer, was primarily responsible for its literary quality. There is, however, no doubt that Anson closely scrutinised the text and in everything except stylistic terms the narrative is Anson&#39;s own interpretation of events).

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        Telliamed ou Entretiens d&#39;un philosophe indien avec un missionnaire François sur la Diminution de la Mer, la Formation de la Terre, l&#39;Origine de l&#39;Homme, &c

      Amsterdam: L&#39;honore & Fils., 1748. Two volumes in one, octavo, one or two spots; contemporary French calf gilt, flat spine gilt in compartments, spine with red morocco label and stamped &#39;JACOB&#39; at foot. First edition of this important, controversial, and strangely prescient work, dedicated to Cyrano de Bergerac. By using the device of an imaginary voyage to India by a French missionary, and by presenting the work&#39;s philosophy as the beliefs of an Indian mystic, Maillet sought to make palatable his pre-Darwinian theories of evolution. De Maillet (1656-1738) was a diplomat and explorer. His fame rests almost exclusively on this work, which Ward and Carozzi described as introducing &#39;the concept of slow changes over a great period of time and that of a diminishing ocean as well as the evolution of marine life into terrestrial life. Everybody read Telliamed&#39;. Generally, the work was based on de Maillet&#39;s observations throughout Europe, and depends on the study of geological age to contradict the biblical chronology. Although most of the theory is sheer fancy - in particular his belief that the earth is in fact a burnt out star - his insistence on the importance of scientific study of rock formations was influential. It also uses classical and modern precedent to tentatively suggest that all life may in fact have had its origins in the sea. The work was not published until ten years after de Maillet&#39;s death, and even then reluctantly, by his friend the Abbé Le Mascrier, who was also responsible for the work&#39;s dedication to Cyrano de Bergerac. Even with this posthumous publication, Le Mascrier still found it easier to attribute the work to an Indian philosopher (the eponymous &#39;Telliamed&#39; is a simple inversion of the author&#39;s real name) in an attempt to dilute its radical impact. It is thought that Diderot was heavily influenced by this work in his shift from deism to atheism, and Sabin comments that it was &#39;long supposed to have suggested to Mr. Darwin his celebrated theory.&#39;.

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        (CHOCOLATE) MEMORIE STORICHE SOPRA L&#39;USO DELLA CIOCCOLATA IN TEMPO DI DIGIUNO: esposte in una mettra a Mopnsig. illustriss., e reverendiss. Archivescovo N. N

      Venezia:: Appresso Simone Occhi,, 1748. First Edition. Very Good+. The First Edition First Printing of this important work, in the form of a letter to the archbishop, an historical memoir on eating chocolate during fasts (Lent). Very Good+ volume in edge later paper board binding with small chip base of spine, label spine (with prior private owner&#39;s number). Half-title page present. Old bookseller&#39;s catalogue entry front paste down. Stamps half-title & title pages. Text in Italian and quite fresh. 8vo. [8], cxcvi; [2], 3-71, [1]. Rare.

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        Publicatie. De Staaten Generaal der Vereenigde Nederlanden .. doen te weeten .. goedgevonden hebben het octroy voor deesen aan de Oostindische Compagnie deeser landen verleent/ en te meermaalen gecontinueert/ wederom te continueeren/ en te prolongeeren/ voor den tijd van twintig jaaren ..

      's Gravenhage, Jacobus Scheltus, 1748. Broadside with woodcut coat of arms of the Republic. Ca. 41 x 30 cm.* Official announcement by the States General of the eighth extension of the charter of the Dutch East India Company (VOC) for a period of twenty years, from January I, 1755, to December 31, 1774. The announcement is dated September 19, 1748. - A nice copy.Landwehr, VOC, 21.

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        Telliamed ou Entretiens d'un philosophe indien avec un missionnaire François sur la Diminution de la Mer, la Formation de la Terre, l'Origine de l'Homme, &c

      Chez L'honore & Fils., Amsterdam 1748 - Two volumes in one, octavo, owner's name on title; a very good copy in contemporary French mottled calf. First edition of this important, controversial, and strangely prescient work, dedicated to Cyrano de Bergerac. By using the device of an imaginary voyage to India by a French missionary, and by presenting the work's philosophy as the beliefs of an Indian mystic, Maillet sought to make palatable his pre-Darwinian theories of evolution. De Maillet (1656-1738) was a diplomat and explorer. His fame rests almost exclusively on this work, which Ward and Carozzi described as introducing 'the concept of slow changes over a great period of time and that of a diminishing ocean as well as the evolution of marine life into terrestrial life. Everybody read Telliamed'. Generally, the work was based on de Maillet's observations throughout Europe, and depends on the study of geological age to contradict the biblical chronology. Although most of the theory is sheer fancy - in particular his belief that the earth is in fact a burnt out star - his insistence on the importance of scientific study of rock formations was influential. It also uses classical and modern precedent to tentatively suggest that all life may in fact have had its origins in the sea. The work was not published until ten years after de Maillet's death, and even then reluctantly, by his friend the Abbé Le Mascrier, who was also responsible for the work's dedication to Cyrano de Bergerac. Even with this posthumous publication, Le Mascrier still found it easier to attribute the work to an Indian philosopher (the eponymous 'Telliamed' is a simple inversion of the author's real name) in an attempt to dilute its radical impact. It is thought that Diderot was heavily influenced by this work in his shift from deism to atheism, and Sabin comments that it was 'long supposed to have suggested to Mr. Darwin his celebrated theory.'. [Attributes: First Edition]

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        Telliamed ou entretiens d&#39;un philosophe indien

      Amsterdam: l&#39;Honore et fils, 1748. <p>[Maillet, Benoît de (1656-1738)]. Telliamed ou entretiens d&#39;un philosophe indien avec un missionnaire françois sur la diminution de la mer. . . . 2 vols. in 1, 8vo. [14], cxix [i.e., lxix] [9], 112, 121-208; [2], 231 [1]pp. Vol. I without signature P (pp. 113-20) as always; text is complete nevertheless. Amsterdam: l&#39;Honoré et fils, 1748. 196 x 117 mm. Mottled calf c. 1748, gilt spine, a little worn, front hinge tender. Lightly browned, but very good. Modern bookplate.</p><p>First Edition of this early and unusual evolutionary and geological treatise, written between 1692 and 1708, but considered so radical that even though manuscript copies began circulating in the 1720s, the work did not appear in print until 10 years after the author&#39;s death. Maillet believed that the earth had once been covered by a universal ocean, and he attributed all of the planet&#39;s geological features to the actions of this ocean, applying present-day marine mechanisms to a geologic past stetching back at least 2 billion years. Maillet was thus a forerunner of 19th-century uniformitarian geologists, and he also anticipated Lamarck in claiming that present-day terrestrial life forms had adapted themselves from ancient marine flora and fauna through a process of transformation. DSB. Haber, Age of the Earth, pp. 108-12. Norman 1422. </p>

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        Georg Friedrich Behrs Zwey Bücher Von der Materia Medica. Oder Vollständige Beschreibung Aller und jeder Artzeney-Mittel: Samt beygefügter wohl-eingerichteter und höchst-nutzbarer Therapie

      Straßburg Johannes Beck 1748. (6 Bl.), XII, 608 S.; mit Porträtfrontispiz, Titelvignette, halbseitigem Porträt von Friedrich I., König von Schweden, 1 Kapitelbordüre, 1 Tafel mit Pflanzendarstellungen jew. in Kupferstich u. 1 gr. ausfaltbaren Tafel 'Allgemeine Wein-Tabelle'; mit Personen-, Inhalts- u. Wortregister der französischen u. lateinischen Fachausdrücke; Frontispiz u. Titelblatt professionell verstärkt u. repariert, Frontispiz mit Fehlstellen, Titelblatt mit Initialen von alter Hand, Papier gering gebräunt u. kaum fleckig, wenige Wurmgänge, geringe Altersspuren; schöner neuer Handeinband in Halbleder, mit Lederecken, marmorierten Deckeln u. Rückentitel in Gold; überaus selten, Tafel u. Ausfalttafel werden in vorhandenen Bibliotheksexemplaren nicht erwähnt, interessant das gut 100 S. umfassende Kapitel über Wein; Erste Auflage; Halbleder; 20,4 cm; Handeinband;. Gut

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        Art de la Guerre, par principes et par règles. Ouvrage de . Mis au jour par M. Le Marquis de Puysegur, son fils.

      Charles-Antoine Jombert Paris 1748 - Two parts in a volume folio (43 x 29 cm). Frontispiece, title, [12], 196 pp.; title, 244, [2] pp., with 41 engraved plans and maps, most double page, including a large folding map of Paris; tear to corner of one leaf without affecting the text. Contemporary red morocco gilt, gilt monogram to covers, spine in seven compartments, green morocco label to second, others richly gilt, raised bands, all edges gilt. A superb example of the first edition of Puysegur's important 'art of war' from the library of the Russian Tsar. This classic work on warfare balances traditional enthusiasm for models from Classical History and of individual bravery, with a suitable emphasis on the increasing importance of firepower and well-deployed artillery. Part I describes the rules of formation and movement in battle, and part II puts these rules in action in an imagined battle between the Seine and the Loire. The work was compiled by Marshal Jacques Franccedilois de Chastenet de Puységur (1656-1743), who served with distinction as the most experienced Marshal of Louis XIV. A lifetime of experience combined with devoted study of the classic texts on warfare went into his Art de la Guerre. His son, who also became a Marshal of France, published his father's classic on war posthumously. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        A Voyage Round the World , in the Years MDCCXL, I, II, III, IV. By George Anson, Esq; Commander in Chief of a Squadron of His Majesty's Ships, sent upon an Expedition to the South-Seas? 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

      Printed for the Author by John and Paul Knapton, London 1748 - Thick quarto, with strong impressions of all 42 folding engraved plates and maps, with the single leaf of directions to the bookbinder for placing the engravings; later half calf over original marbled boards; a few stains internally but generally in extremely good condition. One of the Royal Paper copies. First edition, one of 350 large or 'royal paper' copies, much superior to the relatively ill-proportioned ordinary paper issue. Cox calls the present imprint "the genuine first" and notes two issues, one for the author and the genuine first, with p. 319 misnumbered, as here. This may also be a subscriber's copy as it has the armorial bookplate of an E. Lloyd: four Lloyds appear in the List of Subscribers, one of them "Ellis Lloyd Esq;". Anson's Voyage, 'a masterpiece of descriptive travel' (Hill) and one of the great publishing successes of the eighteenth century, was widely read and it is unusual to find copies in as excellent condition as this. The narrative, based on Anson's own journal, had an enormous popular success: for the mid-eighteenth-century reader, it was the epitome of adventure, and it was translated into several European languages and stayed in print through numerous editions for many years. 'Anson's voyage of 1740-44 holds a unique and terrible place in British maritime history. [When] Anson reached the coast of China in November 1742 he was left with one ship and a handful of men, some of whom had "turned mad and idiots". The most extraordinary part of the voyage was still to come, for despite his losses Anson was determined to seize the treasure galleon that made the annual voyage from Acapulco to Manila. Laden with Peruvian silver, she was the "Prize of all the Oceans". In June 1743 Anson intercepted the Nuestra Señora de Covadonga, and in a 90-minute action forced her surrender. After refitting at Canton he returned home the next year to find himself compared with Drake, and his exploits with the long-remembered feats of arms against the Spain of Philip II. The casualties were forgotten as the public celebrated a rare triumph in a drab and interminable war?, and in 1748 the long-awaited authorised account appeared under the name of Richard Walter, chaplain on the Centurion, and became a best-seller. Walter's volume has formed the basis of all accounts of Anson's voyage from the mid-eighteenth century to the present. The book, more fully illustrated than any similar work up to that time, was both a stirring story of adventure at sea and an exhortation to further Pacific enterprise' (Glyn Williams, The prize of all the oceans. The triumph and tragedy of Anson's voyage round the world, 1999, pp. xvii-xviii; and for the long-standing dispute over authorship see appendix I: Williams concludes that Walter may have commenced the work and saw it through the press, but Benjamin Robins, a talented and versatile mathematician and an experienced writer, was primarily responsible for its literary quality. There is, however, no doubt that Anson closely scrutinised the text and in everything except stylistic terms the narrative is Anson's own interpretation of events). [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

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        Z&#159;rcherische Ausruff-Bilder, vorstellende Diejenige Personen, welche in Z&#159;rich allerhand so wol verk&#138;uffliche, als andere Sachen, mit der gewohnlichen Land- und Mund-Art ausruffen, in 52. sauber in Kupfer gestochenen Figuren, mit hochdeutschen Versen, von verschiedenen Einf&#138;llen, nach der uralten Reimkunst begleitet. 3 Abteilungen in 1 Band.

      Z&#159;rich, Herrliberger 1748. - Quer-8¡. 1 weisses Bl., 52 nn.Bll., 1 weisses Bl. Mit 3 gest. Titeln und 156 kolorierten Sujets auf 54 gest. Tafeln (inkl. Titeln). Pergamentbd. d.Z. mit handgeschr. R&#159;ckentitel (etwas fleckig, Deckel leicht verzogen). Komplettes Exemplar des ber&#159;hmten Werkes in Erster Ausgabe. - Stellenweise leicht fleckig, die fehlenden Sujets 8-10 (Bl. 4) sp&#138;ter neu eingebunden (19.Jh.), ebenfalls handkoloriert, Innendeckel mit ExLibris, insgesamt sch&#154;nes Exemplar in farbenkr&#138;ftigem Kolorit. - Barth 29986. Colas 1435. Lipperheide Ga6. Lonchamp 1464. - Beiliegend: Handkolorierte Federzeichnung: Bauer aus dem Canton Basel (7,5 x 12cm). Lang de

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        Reizen langs de westkust van Afrika, van Kaap Blanko tot Sierra Leona: vervattende de Engelse bezittingen, en koophandel, op de riviere Gambra, met de aardrykskundige- en natuurkundige historie der nabuurige landen. - Reizen naar Guinee en Benin, vervattende de kust van Sierra-Leona, tot aan Kaap Gonsalvo.

      's Gravenhage, Pieter de Hondt, 1748.2 volumes. 4to. Contemporary half calf, spines gilt in compartments (top of spines rep.). With title-pages printed in red and black, 12 engraved maps (6 folding) and 43 engraved plates (13 folding) by J. van Schley. 435,(5); (4),532,(6) pp.* Enlarged and improved Dutch edition of the French series edited by Prevost: Historische beschryving der reizen, volume IV-V. Detailed description of West-Africa with accounts of the English and Dutch possessions on the coasts. With fine engravings. - (Some minor foxing).Tiele 103; Cat. NHSM I, p.108.

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        Noctes Vaticanae.

      Apud Joseph Marellum 1748 - Seu Sermones habiti in Academia A.S. Carolo Borromeo Romae in Palatio Vaticano instituta Praemittitur Opusculum Augustini Valerii inscriptum convivium noctium vaticanarum. Omnia nunc primum e MSS. Codicibus Bibliothecae Ambrosianae eruta Joseph Antonius Saxius praefatione et notis illustravit. Mediolani, MDCCXLVIII. (1748), ex Typographia Bibliothecae Ambrosianae Apud Joseph Marellum (293 pages + index). Ex-libris de la Bibliothèque de Léon Lopez. Imprimé sur beau papier vélin chiffon. Superbement illustré d'un grand frontispice de Joan Baptista Saxius et Jacobus Mercorus, 1 vignettes de titre, 2 vignettes de chapitre, 18 lettrines illustrées, 14 culs-de-lampe. Texte encadré. Reliure demi vélin à coins de l'époque. Dos avec titre et fleuron. Pas de rousseur. Bon état. Format in-folio (44x30). [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        The Christian Institutes; or, the Sincere Word of God.Being a Plain and Impartial Account of the Whole Faith and Duty ofa Christian

      London - Innys8.5 by 5; (xxii)329(7)pp., 1748. London - Innys8.5 by 5; (xxii)329(7)pp., 1748 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. The most recognisable work of Locke&#39;s contemporary. Francis Gastrell (1662-1725) was educated at Christchurch, Oxford, where he maystudied under John Locke (who was, in any event, a personal friend for the remainder of his life). His involvement in Trinitarian controversy led him to be made Boyle Lecturer for 1697. He was made Chaplain to the Commons in 1701,Cannon ofChristchurch in 1703, and Chaplain to the Queen in 1703. Gastrell was involved in political and religious intrigue, publishing an anonymous criticism of Samual Clarke&#39;s views on the Trinity. Appointed Bishop of Chester in 1714, he was suspected of Jacobite leanings and often accused of permitting his political views to colour his theology. The Christian Institutes are his most prominent work; presented as a series of texts outlining the basis of the bible and of Christian doctrine. Condition: Externally, bound in old calf with contrasting label, gilt lines to borders of boards, and gilt spinal decoration. Corners of boards bumped, with piece of calf missing from spine. Internally,hinges are tender but quires remain firmly bound. Lightly browned a dusty throughout, with a few edges of leaves worn. Bookplate of Professor David Arthur Pailin to front pastedown. Eight lines written in Welsh to tidemarked frontpaper. Further tidemarking to final leaves, endpaper, and back pastedown. Overall: GOOD..

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        Octroy by de .. Staaten Generaal der Vereenigde Nederlanden verleend aan de Oostindische Compagnie in dato den 20 maart 1602. Mitsgaders .. continuatien van het voorschreeve octroy, tot den jaare 1700 (&) 1740 (&) 1742 (& ) 1754 (&) 1774.

      's Gravenhage, Jacobus Scheltus, 1748.4to. Marbled wrappers. With woodcut coat of arms on title-page. 51 pp.* Official announcement by the States General of the charter of the Dutch East India Company (VOC) and the extension till 1774. - A nice copy.Landwehr, VOC, 21.

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        Twelve Commentaries on Fevers. Explaining the Method of Curing their Disorders, upon the Principles of Hippocrates. Translated by N. Peters. London: Printed for S. Birt, 1752. First edition, [2], xvi, 302pp., head of front-free endpaper torn away, title with cont. ownership signature and slight water stain, text lightly browned, cont. calf, gilt ruled spine, red morocco title label. [Bound with:] A Catalogue of Books printed for and sold by William Innys in Pater-noster-Row

      [London: 1748]. [London: 1748]. [24]pp., drop-head title, text lightly browned. First published in Latin, 1742. Glass (1709-86), native of Tiverton, considered the greatest English authority after Sir William Watson on inoculation for the smallpox. Of the Innys catalogue ESTC (N15501) gives 5 locations in the British Isles and 3 in North America.

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        CONSTITUTIONES SYNODALES DIOEC. VICENT. IN UNUM COLLECTAE, RENOVATE, & AUCTAE.

      . Zustand: Excelente Einband: Encuadernacion de tapa dura. Vich. 1748. Escudo episcopal en portada. 4h+XXXII+132h+CCXLVIII+11h. Pergamino. Rotulado en la lomera. Constituciones Eclesiasticas y es bilingüe(Catalan-Latin). Raro. Ref 5.3 Biblioteca A.

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        Zürcherische Ausruff-Bilder, vorstellende Diejenige Personen, welche in Zürich allerhand so wol verkäuffliche, als andere Sachen, mit der gewohnlichen Land- und Mund-Art ausruffen, in 52. sauber in Kupfer gestochenen Figuren, mit hochdeutschen Versen, von verschiedenen Einfällen, nach der uralten Reimkunst begleitet. 3 Abteilungen in 1 Band.

      Zürich, Herrliberger 1748.. Quer-8°. 1 weisses Bl., 52 nn.Bll., 1 weisses Bl. Mit 3 gest. Titeln und 156 kolorierten Sujets auf 54 gest. Tafeln (inkl. Titeln). Pergamentbd. d.Z. mit handgeschr. Rückentitel (etwas fleckig, Deckel leicht verzogen)., fester Einband. Komplettes Exemplar des berühmten Werkes in Erster Ausgabe. - Stellenweise leicht fleckig, die fehlenden Sujets 8-10 (Bl. 4) später neu eingebunden (19.Jh.), ebenfalls handkoloriert, Innendeckel mit ExLibris, insgesamt schönes Exemplar in farbenkräftigem Kolorit. - Barth 29986. Colas 1435. Lipperheide Ga6. Lonchamp 1464. - Beiliegend: Handkolorierte Federzeichnung: Bauer aus dem Canton Basel (7,5 x 12cm). Bankverbindung in Deutschland vorhanden.

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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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        Stephani Blancardi Lexicon medicum [...] Joann. Henrici Schulzii opera insigniter auctum et emendatum nunc denuo recognitum variisque accessionibus locupletatum curante Mich. Gottl. Agnethlero [...] Praefationem praemisit Andreas Elias Büchner [...].

      Halae Magdeburgicae, Jo. Gottl. Bierwirth, 1748. [24] + 726 + [48] p. Contemporary full calf. Sligthly damaged at the top of the spine

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        Systema Naturae sistens regna tria naturae, in classes et ordines genera et species redacta tabulisque aeneis illustrata.

      Leipzig, Godofr. Kiesewetter, . Seventh edition. 1748 - Pp. (6), 224, (30); frontispiece portrait, 8 engraved plates. Publisher's original paste-board in tree-calf motif, morocco spine label lettered in gilt, all page edges in red, 8vo. The bottom of the title page reads: Secundum sextam Stockholmiensem emendatam & auctam editinem. This seventh edition is a reprint sixth edition (Stockholm, 1748) with German instead of Swedish names. The frontispiece portrait, present here, is often missing from this volume. Soulsby 52. Light edge to the boards, light foxing to the endpapers and occasionally to a few text-pages; a tight and clean copy in very good condition.

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        Kirchliche Verfassung der heutigen Juden, sonderlich derer in Deutschland. In IV Haupt-Theile abgefasset aus ihren eigenen und anderen Schriften umständlich dargethan &#133; samt einem Hauptregister

      Erlangen, Becker f?en Verfasser in Frankfurt und Leipzig, 1748 - 1749.. Erlangen, Becker für den Verfasser in Frankfurt und Leipzig, 1748 - 1749.. 4 Tle. in 1 Band. Mit 30 Kupfertafeln. 7 Bll., 206 S., 1 Bl; 384 (falsch 386) S., 1 Bl.; 8 Bll., 256 ; 270 S., 17 Bll. Lederband. d. Zt. 4°. Graesse I, 459; Fürst I, 124; NDB II, 355. - Erste Ausgabe. - Bodenschatz (1717-97) studierte orientalische Sprachen und Theologie in Jena und war ab 1740 Pfarrer in Uttenreuth und ab 1780 Superintendent in Baiersdorf bei Erlangen. "Sein den früheren Darstellungen &#133; überlegenes Hauptwerk behandelt Lebensumstände, Gottesdienst, Ritus, Glaubens- und Lehrsätze der Juden auf Grund eigener Beobachtungen. Es ist wegen seiner Vorurteilsfreiheit eine beachtliche Quelle für die Zeremonialpraxis der Juden in Deutschland vor der Emanzipation. Wertvoll sind auch die zahlreichen eigens für dieses Werk angefertigten Kupferstiche." (NDB). -Die Tafeln zeigen u. a. Szenen aus dem jüdischen Leben (Schächten, Hochzeit, Beschneidung, Begräbnis etc.) - Titel in Rot u. Schwarz gedruckt. - Rückenleder rissig, oberes Rückenende mit Fehlstelle, Vorderdeckel stark gelockert. Innen tls. etwas fleckig und leicht gebrauchspurig.

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        Holy Land, Israel, anno 1748, map, coloured

      Holy Land, ,1748. Coppermap, edited anno 1748 in Amsterdam, size of the map: 35 x 46 cm.. Map of the Holy Land, published in a Dutch Bible, five vignettes, illustrating scenes from Genesis, including the great flood..

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        A VOYAGE ROUND THE WORLD IN THE YEARS MDCCXL, I, II, III, IV. BY GEORGE ANSON, ESQ; COMMANDER IN CHIEF OF A SQUADRON OF HIS MAJESTY&#39;S SHIPS, SENT UPON AN EXPEDITION TO THE SOUTH-SEAS. COMPILED FROM PAPERS AND OTHER MATERIALS OF THE RIGHT HONORABLE GEORGE LORD ANSON, AND PUBLISHED UNDER HIS DIRECTION BY RICHARD WALTER, M.A. CHAPLAIN OF HIS MAJESTY&#39;S SHIP THE CENTURION, IN THAT EXPEDITION. ILLUSTRATED WITH FORTY-TWO COPPER-PLATES

      London: John and Paul Knapton, 1748. London: London: John and Paul Knapton, 1748. 1st Edition . Leather Bound. Near Fine. FIRST EDITION, FIRST PRINTING. VERY RARE COMPLETE COPY WITH ALL POINTS LISTED IN SABIN. COLLATED COMPLETE INCLUDING DEDICATION PAGE, SUBSCRIBER&#39;S LIST AND ALL POINTS DESCRIBED WITHIN SABIN 101175. FULL COMTEMPORARY CALF BOUND IN THE CAMBRIDGE STYLE e with gilt "1748" at base of spine. First edition, first issue with 12 page subscriber&#39;s list, directions to the binder, and page 319 shown as page 219. Quarto. (4) original blanks, (6)including title page and Dedication, (12)List of Subscriber&#39;s, (4)Contents, (11)Introduction, 417pp, (1)blank, (2)Directions to the Bookbinder, for placing the Copper-Plates, (4)original blanks. 42 folding plates and maps. Binding worn and rubbed with corners bumped resulting in minor loss. Spine with title now blind-stamped lacking original gilt, rubbed and worn with some loss especially at joints. Contents with contemporary name in ink on front endpaper, endpapers toned, front hinge weak but holding securely. Occasional very light foxing, loss to inner margin of "Directions to Bookbinder..." and pencil tick marks to plates listed on its verso. Pages 413 through 416 with closed marginal tear. Sabin 101175, Shipping and insurance at actual cost. A very nice copy. Please contact us prior to placing your order. (MYRNA R. BISHOP, AN INDEPENDENT BOOKSELLER SELLING FINE BOOKS FOR OVER 35 YEARS)

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        The British Monarchy: Or, a New Chorographical Description of all the Dominions Subject to the King of Great Britain. Comprehending the British Isles, the Electoral States, the American Colonies, the African & Indian Settlements, and Enlarging More Particularly on the Respective Counties of England and Wales. To Which Are Added Alphabets in all the Hands Made Use of in this Book. The Whole Illustrated with Suitable Maps and Tables

      London: George Bickham, 1748. London: George Bickham. 1748. First Edition. Hardcover. 190 engraved plates. Contemporary full calf, spine stamped in blind with five raised bands and light brown morocco label lettered in gold. Engraved frontispiece, title and plates all by George Bickham. Five of the plates are hand-coloured and two are foldout. Rubbing and wear to boards, spine professionally restored, very mild scattered foxing. A good+ copy. Graesse I.419. Sabin 5222. ; Folio .

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        THE GARDENERS KALENDAR, DIRECTING WHAT WORKS ARE NECESSARY TO BE DONE EVERY MONTH IN THE KITCHEN, FRUIT AND PLEASURE-GARDENS, AND IN THE CONSERVATORY AND NURSERY

      London: John & James Rivington., 1748. London: John & James Rivington., 1748. Hardcover. Fine/No Jacket. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. A Fine Unsigned Binding. Full green Levant with blind rules and gilt dots at corners. Spine with raised bands, red leather label, gilt lettering, rules, and decorative designs within panels. Marbled endpapers. 8vo. (6)blanks, engraved frontis by John Pine, title, dedication page, xvi, pp 343, (10)Index, (1)Advert, (5)blanks. Head & tail pieces. Handsome binding is as new and without faults. Contents with frontis and advertising page professionally repaired at foredge. Some minor age-stains with the majority of the text clean. Hinges firm and tight. The three images shown are that of the book for sale in our shop. All faults carefully described. Binding fine, contents very good. Additional postage & insurance may be necessary. Please contact us prior to placing your order. (MYRNA R. BISHOP, AN INDEPENDENT BOOK SELLER, SELLING FINE BOOKS FOR OVER 35 YEARS.)

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        Historia della città e Regno di Napoli

      a spese di Raffaello Gessari 1748-1750 SUMMONTE Giovanni Antonio. Historia della città e Regno di Napoli di Gio. Antonio Summonte napoletano ove si trattano le cose più notabili, accadute dalla sua edificazione sin?a tempi nostri con l?origine, sito, forma, religione, antica, e moderna politia, tribunali, nobiltà, seggi, acque, circuito, amenità, provintie, santi, e chiese, oltre gli Imperadori greci, Duchi, e Principi di Benevento, di Capua, e di Salerno. Con le gesta, e vite de? suoi Re, colle loro effigie al naturale, alberi delle discendenze, e sepolcri. E delli Vicere del Regno, con altre cose notabili non più date in luce. In questa terza edizione corretta, emendata, e di varie note accresciuta. In Napoli, a spese di Raffaello Gessari, 1748 - 1750. Sei volumi in 8vo; pp.6n.n.,348; 468, 70, 2n.nn.; 643; 643; 376; 234. Unito: L'antichità di Pozzuolo, e luoghi convicini, del signor Ferrante Loffredo marchese di Trevico, & del Consiglio di guerra di Sua Maestà. Con le descrizioni de? bagni di Agnano, Pozzuolo, e Tripergole, trascritte dal vero antichissimo testo de lo generosissimo missere Iohanne Villano, tolto dalle fauci del tempo dal signor Pompeo Sarnelli. In Napoli, presso Giuseppe Raimondi, a spese di Raffaello Gessari, 1752. Pp.54, 8n.n. Unito: Città, terre, e castella del Regno con famiglie nobili. Pp.104; Unito: Cronologia de Re, che hanno dominato il Reame di Napoli. Pp.50. Ritratto dell?autore al volume primo. 32 tavole con alberi genealogici e ritratti di Re, 4 tavole con la storia di Corradino di Svevia. Brunit. Pergamena coeva, titolo e fregi in oro ai dorsi.

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        Lettre d'un garçon barbier à l'auteur d'un écrit intitulé : "L'Avocat curieux au médecin véridique, et le médecin véridique à l'avocat curieux". [suivi de :] L'Avocat curieux au médecin véridique.

      (La Haye, (La Haye, 1748). - In-12. Collation : 46 pp. Veau marbré, dos orné, tranches rouges. (Reliure de l'époque.) Amusant pamphlet d'un garçon barbier et futur chirurgien, qui se dit gascon, contre les écrits d'un médecin qui veut montrer " l'impossibilité qu'un chirurgien soit jamais médecin en le considérant dès sa jeunesse". Le titre donné est celui du titre courant, l'ouvrage a été publié ainsi. La fin du premier texte est signée "le très humble et obéissant serviteur, Pézenas. Chez Pierre Crestelet Bazet, le 25 Janvier 1748." Ouvrage imprimé à Paris d'après les caractères typographiques et le filigrane du papier (Fiche BNF). Très rare. Le Ccfr et OCLC ne recensent que deux exemplaires : BNF et BIUM. Coiffes et coins frottés, mais bon exemplaire. // You can browse all my books on latude.net

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        Beskrivelse over de under Sveriges Krone liggende Lapmarker, indeholdende En kort Underretning saavel Om Landets Situation og Beskaffenhed i Almindelighed, som Indbyggernes Tilstand og Huusholdning, deres Sæder, Skikke og Levemaade, samt Lyder og Overtroe, &c.

      København 1748. 8vo. (6 s.: Tbl. + Forberetning + Indhold), (357) - 574 s. [komplett]. Nyere skb. Eiermerke og bokhandlermerke innkl. på forsats. Pen.. Siste del av Anderson: Straat Davis ... Med eget titelblad

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        Geschichte der jetztlebenden Rechts=Gelehrten in Teutschland und zum Theil auch ausser demselben, als ein Rechts=Gelehrten=Lexicon in alphabetischer Ordnung nebst einer hierzu dienlichen Vorrede.

      Merseburg, bey Johann Gottlob Schubarth, 1748-1749.. Erster (...zweyter) Theil. (Mehr nicht erschienen!) Oktav. (I: A-L - 1748) Titelblatt, (14), 560 S.; (II: M-Z - 1749) Titelblatt, (12), 704, (2) S.; (zusammen 1.295 S.) Zwei Teile in einem schönen zeitgenössischen Lederband.. Christoph Weidlich (1713-1794) studierte ab 1733 (bis 1739) Rechtswissenschaften an der Universität Leipzig. Zeitlebens war er in verschiedenen Städten Rechtsanwalt: Weißenfels, Merseburg, Leipzig und ab 1765 in Halle. Dort wurde er 1781 zum Justizcommissar und Notar ernannt. Fast sein Gesamtwerk hat er den bio- bibliographiscnen Arbeiten gewidmet. Daraus sind eine Reihe von umfassenden Lexika hervorgegangen. Den Anfang machte seine Publikation: "Geschichte der jetztlebenden Rechts-Gelehrten in Teutschland", das in zwei Teilen, jeweils alphabetisch von A bis Z geordnet, erschienen ist. Die Besonderheit dieses Juristenlexikons ist die profunde zusammengestellte Momentaufnahme über den Stand der Rechtswissenschaft und die Besetzung der Lehrstühle in Deutschland in der Mitte des 18. Jahrhunerts. Als einen der Gründe für seine bio- bibliographishen Arbeiten nennt Weidlich im Vorwort das gewachsene Ansehen, das die Jurisprudenz zu dieser Zeit gewonnen hat: "Was hat aber nicht die Rechtsgelehrsamkeit, theils annoch im vorigen, am allermeisten aber im ietzigen Jahrhundert, vor ein schönes und prächtiges Ansehen bekommen?" Es sind ungefähr 250 Juristen aufgenommen. Zunächst wurde das Leben des jeweiligen JCtus geschildert, schließlich wichtige Werke vorgestellt; eine Werkübersicht beednet den Artikel. Die Länge des Artikels hängt von der Bedeutung des Juristen ab, so bei Mencken, Meister, Moser, Mylius, Nettelbladt oder Schmauss.

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        Belgii Universi deu Inferioris Germaniae...

      . Handcoloured engraved map of the Netherlands. Nürnberg 1748. 47 x 52 cm. Uncoloured cartouche with emblems of the Provinces. Additional title in French in upper margin..

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        Recueil des Privilèges de la ville et mairie d'Angers, rédigé par Monsieur Robert, Doyen de la Faculté des Droits, ancien Maire, & Conseiller-Echevin perpétuel à l'Hôtel de Ville. Imprimé par l'ordre de Messieurs du Corps de Ville d'Angers.

      Angers: Louis-Charles Barrière, 1748 - Edition originale, fort in-4; [vi], xxiv, 1310p.; bandeaux, lettrines, culs-de-lampe. Reliure légèrement postérieure (début XIXème siècle) en demi-basane, dos à nerfs, pièce de titre maroquin rouge, plats marbrés. Quelques frottis et épidermures, coins légèrement émoussés, intérieurement très frais, à grandes marges. Recueil chronologique couvrant la période de février 1474 à avril 1747: une impressionnante somme d'édits, arrêts, ordonnances, lettres patentes, déclarations, contenant entre autres des listes de maires, échevins, procureurs, secrétaires-greffiers depuis 1474, les tarifs de diverses redevances, péages, octrois, droits d'inspecteurs aux boucheries, imposition foraine, etc. [Attributes: First Edition]

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        Historia della città e Regno di Napoli

      In Napoli, a spese di Raffaello Gessari 1748 - SUMMONTE Giovanni Antonio. Historia della città e Regno di Napoli di Gio. Antonio Summonte napoletano ove si trattano le cose più notabili, accadute dalla sua edificazione sin'a tempi nostri con l'origine, sito, forma, religione, antica, e moderna politia, tribunali, nobiltà, seggi, acque, circuito, amenità, provintie, santi, e chiese, oltre gli Imperadori greci, Duchi, e Principi di Benevento, di Capua, e di Salerno. Con le gesta, e vite de' suoi Re, colle loro effigie al naturale, alberi delle discendenze, e sepolcri. E delli Vicere del Regno, con altre cose notabili non più date in luce. In questa terza edizione corretta, emendata, e di varie note accresciuta. In Napoli, a spese di Raffaello Gessari, 1748-1750. Sei volumi in 8vo; pp.6n.n.,348; 468, 70, 2n.nn.; 643; 643; 376; 234. Unito: L'antichità di Pozzuolo, e luoghi convicini, del signor Ferrante Loffredo marchese di Trevico, & del Consiglio di guerra di Sua Maestà. Con le descrizioni de' bagni di Agnano, Pozzuolo, e Tripergole, trascritte dal vero antichissimo testo de lo generosissimo missere Iohanne Villano, tolto dalle fauci del tempo dal signor Pompeo Sarnelli. In Napoli, presso Giuseppe Raimondi, a spese di Raffaello Gessari, 1752. Pp.54, 8n.n. Unito: Città, terre, e castella del Regno con famiglie nobili. Pp.104; Unito: Cronologia de Re, che hanno dominato il Reame di Napoli. Pp.50. Ritratto dell'autore al volume primo. 32 tavole con alberi genealogici e ritratti di Re, 4 tavole con la storia di Corradino di Svevia. Brunit. Pergamena coeva, titolo e fregi in oro ai dorsi. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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