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        Hortus Nitidissimis omnem per annum superbiens floribus Balsamina I- Plate 80

      Nuremberg:: Trew, Christoph Jakob and Wirsing, A.L.,, 1750-86.. first. Fine with original hand-coloring. A Fine original hand-colored copperplate engraving. Folio (12.5/8 x 19.25 inches, 32.05 x 48.89 cm). Presented matted in an Ivory rag mat with gilt line decoration. Sized to 18.5 x 24.5 inches, 46.99 x 62.23 cm). One of the rarest, and most elusive, of all botanical works. As stated in Gordon Dunthorne's Flower and Fruit Prints of the Eighteenth and early Nineteenth Centuries, London. 1938: Hortus Nitidissimis is one of the finest records of the cultivated flowers of the period, containing full-sized coloured of the figures. This is the showiest of the Florilegia; garden and florist's flowers painted for their beauty opposed to their scientific appeal. Many of the botanicals were rendered and appropriately credited to Georg Dionysius Ehret (1708-70). Ehret's contribution to the art of botanical illustration is so instrumental, that in his well-referenced and essential tome of the same name, Wilfred Blunt credits Ehret for an entire period of botanical illustration: The Age of Ehret. In Hortus Nitidissimis, Ehret's contributions were honored, unlike the fate that befell him from his involvement with Weinmann's Phytanthoza Iconographia (1737-45). The author of Hortus Nitidissimis was Ehret's friend and colleague Dr. Christoph Jakob Trew (1695-1769), a celebrated Nuremberg doctor, who also rewrote and reissued the botanical work of Elizabeth Blackwell's A Curious Herbal in 1747-1773, illustrated with plates engraved by N. F. Eisenberger. 

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        Klavierschule, oder Anweisung zum Klavierspielen für Lehrer und Lernende, mit kritischen Anmerkungen. Leipzig u. Halle, Selbstvlg. d. Verfassers 1789. 8°. 4 Bll., 408 S., 6 Bll., 15 S. (Notenanhang ?Zwölf Handstücke zum Gebrauche beym Unterrichten?) sowie zahlr. Notenbeispielen im Text, mod. Pbd. mit Rsch.

      - Gregory-B. 275 - Eitner IX, 470 - Honegger-M. VIII, 198 - MGG XIII, 952 - Hirsch I, 585 (ohne Notenanhang).- Seltene erste Ausgabe der wichtigsten theoretischen Schrift D. G. Türks (1750-1813).- ?Sein Hauptwerk, verbindet eine allgemeine (.) mit der Behandlung technischer Fragen des Klavier-Spiels. Türk faßt in ihm Erfahrungen C. Ph. E. Bachs und F. W. Marpurgs zusammen, systematisiert sie jedoch stärker und bereichert sie mit eigenen Erkenntnissen. U. a. bemüht er sich um eine Verbesserung der Notierungsweise und um eine Differenzierung der musikalischen Interpunktion und Phrasierung. Alle äußere Technik ist ihm nur Mittel zum Zweck; sie dient der Erlangung eines seelenvollen Vortrags, dessen Hauptziel letztlich der Ausdruck des in der jeweiligen Komposition herrschenden Charakters ist." (MGG).- Titel mit kl. Monogramm-Stempel, etw. gebräunt u. tls. wasserrandig, zu Beginn kl. Läsur im oberen Bug. [Attributes: First Edition]

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        Jacobi Vanierii E Societate Jesu Sacerdotis, Praedium Rusticum. Editio Novissima, Aucta et Emendata cum Figuris Aeneis; and: Opuscula,

      Joh. Rud. Thurneisen; Petrum Simon 1750; 1730, Basle; Paris - Two works bound in one. 12mo. (5),ix,320,(6);236,(4)pp. The first work illustrated with full page engravings. Contemporary full vellum; manuscript spine title. Boards yawning else a very good copy. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Mémoire concernant l'utilité des états provinciaux, relativement à l'autorité royale, aux finances, au bonheur & à l'avantage des peuples.

      Rome 1750 - A Rome, apud Laurentem Carabiono, 1750. small 12mo; pp. (2), 44; modern marbled boards, spine with title in gilt, inside clean and crisp, a good copy. This is the rare first edition of Mirabeau's first publication. It was published again in 1755 under the title "Mémoire sur les états provinciaux" and in 1758 in an enlarged version in 4to and 12mo, and it was introduced into "L'ami des hommes" as "Précis de l'organisation, ou mémoire sur les états provinciaux". INED 3203, Humpert 13025, Cioranescu 45623 [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Carte Reduite de l'Isle de Saint Domingue et de ses Debouquements Pour Servir aux Vaisseaux du Roy.

      Paris 1750 - Size : 568x906 (mm), 22.375x35.625 (Inches), Hand Colored

      [Bookseller: Alexandre Antique Prints, Maps & Books]
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        Penitence de la Duchesse de la Vallière [spine title].

      [France, c. 1750]. - A collection of devotional texts by or about the first official mistress of Louis XIV, who, after her fall from favour, retired to a Carmelite convent in 1674 and took the veil. Her penitence, lasting until her death in 1710 was widely discussed and generated many accounts as well as her own Réflexions sur la Miséricorde de Dieu, first published in 1680, frequently reprinted and forming the last part of our manuscript collection. The texts here all seem to have been collected from these printed sources. Contents: -L'Abrégé de la vie de la pénitence de Madame la duchesse de La Vallière. pp. 1-22 -Lettres de la soeur de la Vallière à Monsieur le maréchal de Bellefond soit avant soit depuis son entrée aux Carmélites. pp. 22-107 -Elévations de coeur à nôtre Seigneur Jesus-christ par rapport à la sainte Communion composées par la soeur Louise de la Miséricorde et tirées mot à mot de l'extrait écrit de sa main. pp. 107-118 -Lettre circulaire des Carmélites. pp. 118-141 -Sermon de messire Jean-Louis de Fromentières (.) pour la vêture de Madame de La Vallière. pp. 142-207 -Sermon pour la profession de Madame Françoise de la Baume Le Blanc de la Vallière duchesse de Vaujour prononcé en présence de la Reine le 4 juin 1675 dans l'Eglise des carmélites du fauxbourg saint Jacques. pp. 207-271 -Réflexions sur la Miséricorde de Dieu en forme de prières. pp. 271-350. Manuscript, 12mo (164 × 100 mm), pp. 350, plus several blanks at rear. Written in a single neat and legible hand, c. 18-20 lines per page, occasional deletions. Contemporary mottled calf, spine gilt in compartments with floral tools, red morocco label. Rubbed. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Justin Croft Antiquarian Books Ltd ABA]
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        A. Die Vestung Kehl ..." Befestigungsgrundriss mit dem Rhein

      Aquarellierte Federzeichnung um 1750. 37.2x23.8 cm. Hochformat. - Darstellung in schwarzer Tuschumrandung, unten mit Legende A - G und einer Nummerierung "Nro 23.".

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        L'Asie Dressée Sur les nouveaux Memoires Assujetis aux observations Astronomiq [.] Mise aujour par le Sr. G. Danet.

      1750 - Kupferstich-Karte von G. Danet, datiert Paris 1750, altkoloriert. Ca. 49 x 71 cm In den Rändern fleckig. Großformatige Asien-Karte, von einer Bordüre aus Muscheln und Wappen eingerahmt. Rechts oben Titelkartusche. Gradnetz. Gegenüber der Erstdruck von 1732 in der Kartusche verändert. Die Zeile vor "Mise aujour" komplett getilgt. Der gelöschte Text [Par J. Luillier] ist jedoch noch schwach lesbar. Auch die Verlagsangabe wurde geändert, alt "A PARIS // Sur le Pont Notre Dame", jetzt "AParis Chez Débois // rue S. Jacques", unverändert weiter "a la Sphere Royale". Das Druckprivileg ist unverändert, die Jahreszahl allerdings aktualisiert in 1750. Guillaume Danet, Schwiegersohn N. de Fers, gab einige Karten desselben neu heraus. Hier jedoch eine eigenständige Arbeit aus einem von Welt- und Erdteilkarten. Selten. Nicht bei Pastoureau, die entsprechende Afrika-Karte nicht bei Norwich. A large and rare map of Asia. Guillaume Danet was the son-in-law and successor of De Fer and republished many of his maps, but this item is apparently a new work, one of series of World and Continents first published 1729-32. Here in its second state with new adress and year. The engraved border is filled with coats of arms interspersed with shells.

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Peter Fritzen]
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        HORTUS NITIDISSIMIS . : Tulip IV; La Nouvelle (print)

      - Original hand-coloured engraving drawn by "S" and executed by J. M. Seligmann. Leaf measures 19.9 x 14.2 inches (50.5 x 36 cm). Fine condition. Some cosmetic retouching in gouache. Matted and ready for framing. From Christoph Trew's magnificent HORTUS NITIDISSIMIS OMNEM PER ANNUM SUPERBIENS FLORIBUS published in three volumes over a 36 year period from 1750-1786. Painted in a more opaque gouache to resemble a painting rather than the traditional use of water-colours that allowed more of the engraving to show through. Each piece is meant to capture the flower at the peak of it's beauty instead of focusing solely on scientific detail. Several artists from different European nations were involved in this project giving a multi-ethnic flavour to the complete work. HORTUS NITIDISSIMIS is considered to be one of the most sumptuous of the florilegia. Being one of the most elusive of the great flower books, the opportunity to own one of these leaves is reserved for only the most discriminating collectors.

      [Bookseller: James & Mary Laurie, Booksellers A.B.A.A]
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        Elements of Natural Philosophy. By John Locke, Esquire. To which are added Some Thoughts Concerning Reading and Study For a Gentleman. By the Same Author. [With prefatory remarks by P. Des Maizeaux.].

      London: Sold by J. Thomson, S. Dampier, and R. Bland. Nd., ca. 1750. - Size of binding: 4 1/4 x 7", frontispiece is an engraved portrait of John Locke, after the Kneller painting; engraved inscription reads: G. Kneller pin: T Phinn Sculp Johannes Locke; this frontispiece has slightly "transfered" to titlepage; vii., 64pp., pp. [49-50] is a separate half titlepage for the second work (Thoughts Concerning Reading .). Binding is in plain, brown, sprinkled 18th century calf with 5 small, raised bands on spine each with a double lined border in (faded) gilt above & below each band. Spine ends show leather dried & chipped away, with 1/4" section of leather surface chipped away at lower spine end, outer hinges show cracking, with some loosening to front hinge; cover corners are worn, with loss of leather to lower cover corners. Stain to lower margin of titlepage; book fore-edge shows browning, some age-related browning from binding leather to paste-downs, flyleaves; text is generally clean. P. iii. shows this ink inscription at top: Ex Libris Vaughan May.-- 1777. With small, printed book label on front paste-down, reading: A. Beard, 65, Navy Row, Morice Town, Devonport. A rare John Locke item; British Public Library online catalogue lists it as number 1 in the series of separate editions of this title, which had been published as part of a collection of works earlier in the 18th century. Des Maizeaux preface is on pp. iii-vii. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Peter Keisogloff Rare Books, Inc.]
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        A View in Crumford near Matlock Bath in Derbyshire

      Published by John Boydell at the Globe near Durham Yard in the Strand, London 1750 - A striking view from Boydell's series of plates "Collection of One Hundred Views in England and Wales." Towards the middle of the eighteenth century, a trend developed among English artists and printmakers who sought to record visually the natural beauty of England and Wales. Sparked by a sense of national confidence and patriotism, English printmakers began to publish topographical prints of the important sights in the British Isles. In addition to being a visual record of the countryside, they were meant to encourage public recognition of the beauty and history of England. They were aimed at English and foreign tourists who desired a memento of their travels, or at those armchair travellers who collected topographical prints instead of traveling. John Boydell made a name for himself by joining this nationalistic trend and publishing a long series of topographical engravings. These fine engravings are some of the earliest examples of Boydell's work when he was known more as an engraver than a publisher and print seller. John Boydell is one of the most influential figures in the history of English printmaking. He was not only an accomplished engraver and an industrious publisher, but also a talented print seller who came to dominate the English print trade. He is best known as the originator of the Shakespeare Gallery, which made him one of the most successful print sellers of his time. Le Blanc, Manuel de L'Amateur D'Estampes, p. 504, no 86; Clayton, The English Print 1688-1802, pp. 115-116 & 155. Engraving with hand-colour. In very good condition.

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        Meriana

      Nuremberg 1750 - George Dionysius Ehret (1708-1770) is considered the most important and influential botanical artist of the mid-18th century. Born to farmers in Heidelberg, Germany in 1708, Ehret showed an early propensity for drawing, though as a young man he was employed primarily as a gardener. He used his time spent gardening to examine and practice drawing botanicals and the natural world around him. Having attracted the attention of noted botanical artist Johann Weinmann and noted Nuremberg physician Dr. Christoph Jakob Trew, he gained encouragement and financial support for his works. In 1736, Ehret met eminent botanist Carl Linnaeus, who created the first classification system of plants, and moved to England where he remained for the duration of his life. As a result of the arrival of new plant species to England and around Europe, Ehret was in position to draw and document them, further developing his skills. As instructor to the highest of English nobility, he engaged in his publication of Plantae Selectae with financial patronage and text from Dr. Trew. Plantae Selectae was published in Nuremberg in 1750-1773. Various scholars of the time praised the folio highly, singling out the excellent quality of Ehret’s botanical studies. These highly detailed engravings are brilliantly hand colored and still retain their vibrancy. This engraving, 20” x 14” is in very good condition with only little foxing and staining throughout. Meriana, more commonly called Wild bugle Lily, as a perennial herb. This engraving shows in comprehensive detail the leaves, stems flower bulb and stamen.

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        HORTUS NITIDISSIMIS . : Rosa II; The Moss Provence Rose (print)

      - Original hand-coloured engraving drawn by Georg Ehret and executed by J. M. Seligmann. Leaf measures 19.9 x 14.2 inches (50.5 x 36 cm). Fine condition. Matted and ready for framing. From Christoph Trew's magnificent HORTUS NITIDISSIMIS OMNEM PER ANNUM SUPERBIENS FLORIBUS published in three volumes over a 36 year period from 1750-1786. Painted in a more opaque gouache to resemble a painting rather than the traditional practice of using translucent water-colours that allowed more of the engraving to show through. Each piece was meant to capture the flower at the peak of it's beauty instead of focusing solely on scientific detail. Ehret contributed 44 of the 180 illustrations in the entire work and is the single most important botanical artist of the era. HORTUS NITIDISSIMIS is considered to be one of the most sumptuous of the florilegia. Being one of the most elusive of the great flower books, the opportunity to own one of these leaves is reserved for only the most discriminating collectors.

      [Bookseller: James & Mary Laurie, Booksellers A.B.A.A]
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        Sammlung von 53 Blatt Nachstichen und einem gestochenem Widmungsblatt von Iacomo Antonio S. Agostin.

      (Roma), 1750 - (Roma), (ca. 1750). 22,8x14,5 (Plattengrösse ca. 10,2x15 cm). 54 n.n. Bl., Kupferstiche. In schlichtem Pappband der Zeit. Nicht bei Wallace. - Eine von mehreren Nachstichsammlungen, meist mit Blättern aus den 'Figurine' mit Darstellungen von Kriegern und Personengruppen, seitenverkehrt. Das gestochene Widmungsblatt und das erste Blatt mit alt hinterlegtem Durchriss. 12 Blatt meist im Rand stark fleckig. Sonst sauber, breitrandig und in sehr frischen Abzügen. - Der Stecher nicht in Thieme Becker u.a. erwähnt. Sprache: N In schlichtem Pappband der Zeit. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        HORTUS NITIDISSIMIS . : Rosa IV; The Single Eglatine Or Sweet Briarbush (print)

      - Original hand-coloured engraving executed by J. M. Seligmann. Leaf measures 19.9 x 14.2 inches (50.5 x 36 cm). Fine condition. Matted and ready for framing. From Christoph Trew's magnificent HORTUS NITIDISSIMIS OMNEM PER ANNUM SUPERBIENS FLORIBUS published in three volumes over a 36 year period from 1750-1786. Painted in a more opaque gouche to resemble a painting rather than the traditional use of water-colours that allowed more of the engraving to show through. Each piece is meant to capture the flower at the peak of it's beauty instead of focusing solely on scientific detail. Several artists from different European nations were involved in this project giving a multi-ethnic flavour to the complete work. HORTUS NITIDISSIMIS is considered to be one of the most sumptuous of the florigelia. Being one of the most elusive of the great flower books, the opportunity to own one of these leaves is reserved for only the most discriminating collectors.

      [Bookseller: James & Mary Laurie, Booksellers A.B.A.A]
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        Memoirs concerning Herculaneum, the subterranean city, lately discovered at the foot of Mount Vesuvius

      London: D. Wilson, 1750. [D’Arthenay, Guillaume Marie.] Fordyce, William (translator and editor). Memoirs concerning Herculaneum, the subterranean city, lately discovered at the foot of Mount Vesuvius . . . 8vo. 4, 68pp. London: Printed for D. Wilson, 1750. 202 x 123 mm. Modern full morocco, gilt-lettered front cover. Minor dampstaining and toning, small spot on title, but very good. First Edition in English of d’Arthenay’s M?moire sur la ville souterraine d?couverte au pied du Mont V?suve (1748), and one of the first publications in English on the recently discovered lost city of Herculaneum, the ancient Roman city buried in ash during the eruption of Mt. Vesuvius in 79 A.D. D’Arthenay’s pamphlet is one of the early unauthorized memoirs on the official excavation of Herculaneum, which had begun in 1738 under the patronage of King Charles VII of Naples. The Neapolitan government, anxious to prevent theft and to exploit the site’s prestige value, severely restricted access to the buried city to all but its own hired scholars and prohibited the publication of any unauthorized descriptions, so despite intense international interest in the site only a few scattered reports of the excavation’s findings leaked out over the following decade. The “Secret of Herculaneum” proved to be too big to keep, however, and starting in the late 1740s a number of unauthorized works on Herculaneum began to be published, written both by Neapolitan scholars and by foreigners such as D’Arthenay, a volcanologist and amateur antiquarian who was then serving as secretary to the French ambassador at Naples. Fordyce, a Scotsman about whom little else is known (he is sometimes confused with another William Fordyce, a Scottish physician), was inspired to make his translation of d’Arthenay’s work after visiting Herculaneum in 1749 and “examining the Curiosities they had found there.” Fordyce’s Memoir, which also includes Xiphilinus’s and Pliny’s accounts of Vesuvius’s eruption, appears to be just the second work in English on Herculaneum, preceded only by Allan Ramsay’s translations of letters from the Italian painter Camillo Paderni published in the Philosophical Transactions in 1740. Edinburgh History of the Book in Scotland, vol. 2: Enlightenment and Expansion (2011). Gordon, “Subverting the secret of Herculaneum: Archaeological espionage in the Kingdom of Naples,” in Coates and Seydl, eds., Antiquity Recovered: The Legacy of Pompeii and Herculaneum (2007), pp. 37-57.

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        Manuel lexique ou dictionnaire des mots francois.

      Paris, Didot, 1750 - In 8° reliure de veau pastiche, 787 pages, première édition.

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        La Judée ou Terre Sainte divisée en ses douze Tribus. Par le Sr. Robert, Géographe du Roi, avec privilège, 1750 [Avec :] Carte de la Terre de Canaan ou Terre Promise à Abraham et à sa Postérité.

      1750 - 1 carte sous encadrement verre et bois au format 76 x 65 cm (format du cadre), le format apparent de la carte, sous marie-louise, est de 61 x 50,5 cm, frontières rehaussée en couleur, 1750 Bel état pour cette belle carte ancienne de Terre Sainte, déjà encadrée. A saisir. Langue: Français

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        Anthropologia Nova: or, A New System of Anatomy. Describing the Animal Oeconomy, And a Short Rationale of Many Distempers Incident to Human Bodies. 2 Volumes in one, including Appendix

      London: William Innys in Pater-noster Row. Cover worn and detached. Text block firm. Some dust soiling to fore edge of several plates and two plates with tears. Overall contents in good condition. 1750. The Third Edition corrected. Leather cover. 200mm x 130mm (8" x 5"). x, 448pp, + index; 94pp, appendix. Illustrated with Fourscore Figures drawn after the Life. Contents comprise 4 books in two volumes and appendix [published in 1728]. .

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        The Compleat Gamester

      1750 - A scarce and importantbook on games by Charles Cotton and Richard Seymour. Bound in full contemporary calf leather. The Compleat Gamester is the first English book that discussed indoor and outdoor games and sports, including gambling, was published anonymously in the late 17th century. It was subsequently ascribed to Charles Cotton, who had earlier published an updated version of Izaak Walton's The Compleat Angler, a book on the joys of fishing. A 1739 edition was merged with Richard Seymour's The Court Gamester. It is filled with games that have mostly been lost to the passage of time, such as L'Ombre, Queen Nazareen Lanterloo, and Beast. The frontis is taped in but this could be removed professionally. The book is clean and collates complete. A rare find. Condition: In need of rebinding. The boards are attached but only by tape and the spine has split. Some of the pages are detached. There is some amateur repair work on the frontispiece and title page. There is an old newspaper article taped onto the front pastedown. There is heavy rubbing to the extremities. The pages are generally clean and bright, with some staining, mostly on the first few pages. There is some browning to the fist and last few pages. There is writing on the back pastedown. Overall the condition is fair but perfectly capable of restoration at a sensible cost. Very scarce. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        De Morbis Oculorvm Praelectiones Pvblicae Ex Codicibvs Avditorvm Editae. Ed. Gottingensis Altera Qvinta Parte Avctior Et Emendata.

      Göttingen, Vandenhoeck 1750.. Kl.8°. Titelbl., 4 nn. Bll. (Vorwort), 237 S., 1 gef. gest. Taf., mit e. Kopfleiste. Halblederband d. Zeit, mit goldgeprägter Rückenbeschriftung u. schwarzgeprägten Rückenzierlinien, Schnitt buntgesprenkelt, Einband berieben, mäßig bestoßen, Rücken an d. Kapitalen geringfügig eingerissen, Beschriftung abgerieben. Seiten u. Tafeln nur teilw. schwach gebräunt u. stockfleckig. Mit e. alten handschriftlichen Zahl am vorderen Spiegel u. e. Widmung v. alter Hand am vorderen fliegenden Vorsatzblatt.. BLC 35,504. GV 18,403. Hirsch-H. 1,597ff. - B. (1668-1738,) wurde v. Albrecht Haller, d. Hrsg. dieser augenheilkundlichen Schrift als "Magnus ille medicorum universae Europae praeceptor" bezeichnet. Er war einer der berühmtesten u. beliebtesten Ärzte u. vor allem einer der bedeutendsten Lehrenden seiner Zeit, mit grundlegender Wirkung auf die euopäische Medizin der folgenden Jahrhunderte. Zu seinen Schülern zählten u.a. Van Switen, Haller, De Haen u.a.m. Albrecht Haller (1708-1777), seinerseits einer der bedeutendsten Naturwissenschaftler u. Universalgelehrten d. 18. Jh., der 1736 zum Professor d. Medizin u. Botanik an der neugegründeten Univ. Göttingen ernannt worden war, verfasste auch das Vorwort zur ersten (1746) u. zweiten Auflage dieser Abhandlung.

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        The Elements of Astronomy Deduced from Observations and Demonstrated Upon the Mathematical Principles of the Newtonian Philosophy with Practical Rules Whereby the Principal Phenomena are Determined. To Which is Annexed, A Treatise of Projection in General

      J Nourse, UK 1750 - 1st Edition 1750. John Robertson (1712-1776) was master of the mathematical school at Christ's Hospital, and afterwards master of the Portsmouth Naval Academy. He later became the clerk, and subsequently, the librarian of the Royal Society. Charles Robertson was the first to discover the theorem that in stereographic projection the angle between two circles of the sphere equals the angle between two circles on projection." He was also the first to produce a slide rule with a runner attached in 1775. A wonderful early Astronomy book with ten pull out engravings (as called for) numerous tables and mathamatical equations. Bound in full leather. Book is fine with very nice contents. Page edges browned and a little light foxing throughout the book. Overall a lovely book. PLEASE DOUBLE CLICK ON THE IMAGE TO ENLARGE. Digital images available upon request.Ref995 [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Il cambio moderno esaminato nel foro della coscienza opera di un teologo amante del disinganno. Dedicata al . Principe il signor Cardinale Carlo Alberto Guidobono Cavalchini prefetto della Congreg. de vescovi e regolari

      In Roma : per Filippo Zenobj incisore di stampe della Santita di N.S. Benedetto 14. . etc. 1750 - Descrizione fisica: VIII, 120 p. ; 4to. Note: Stemma papale xil sul front. Lettere iniziali xil. Segn.: [ast.]4 A-P4. Very good copy in the original, full vellum; minor generalized wear to the extremities. An uncommonly good example - scans and additional bibliographic detail on request. 1 Kg. 120 pp. [Attributes: First Edition]

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        Lucina sine concubitu, Lucine affranchie des loix du concours. Lettre adressée à la Société royale de Londres, dans laquelle on prouve, par une évidence incontestable, tirée de la raison & de la pratique, qu'une femme peut concevoir & accoucher, sans avoir de commerce avec aucun homme. Traduite de l'Anglois d'Abraham Johnson [Avec :] Concubitus sine Lucina, ou Le Plaisir sans peine. Réponse à la lettre intitulée Lucina sine concubitu.

      S.l. [et :] Londres, s.n. 1750 - deux parties en un volume in-8, [4] pp., X-58 pp. ; 59 pp., veau marbré, dos lisse orné, pièce de titre (reliure de l'époque). Dos et coins restaurés, des essais de plume sur les premières gardes. Une des éditions françaises, dues à Moët, sorties l'année de l'originale anglaise, laquelle porte l'adresse de Londres aux deux parties, mais sans mention de date. Il s'agit d'un célèbre "curiosa", du moins d'un ouvrage qui a été lu dans cette optique tout au long du XIXe siècle, alors que son propos était à l'origine un peu différent : John Hill y avait rédigé, dans un style pseudo-scientifique qui faisait allusion à celui des communications des sociétés savantes de l'époque, une satire de la Société Royale de Londres, et en même temps une critique de la théorie de la génération alors proposée par Buffon. On joint généralement la réplique rédigée sur le même ton satirique par John Roe, et intitulée Concubitus sine Lucina. Gay II, 917. Pia, 832-834 (ne cite curieusement que le premier des deux titres joints).

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        Histoire des révolutions de l’Empire des Arabes

      - A Paris, Gissey., 1750 à 1752. 4 volumes petit in/8, reliure plein veau moucheté du temps, dos à nerfs à caissons et pièce de titre fauve, tranches rouges, bandeaux, lettrines historiées, tome 1 : lij ff. de page de titre, table et discours préliminaire, 58 p. de table géographique des noms des royaumes, 489 p., 2 ff. de privilèges - tome 2 : page de titre, 1 ff. de table, 519 p. - tome 3 : xiv ff. de discours préliminaire, 540 p., 2 pages dépliantes sur les généalogies de gengiskhaniath et de Tamerlan - tome 4 : 4 ff. de page de titre et préliminaire, 525 p. 3 Coiffes abîmées, quelques mors légèrement ouverts, coins et bords inférieurs usés, tomaisons illisibles, tome 1 : dernier feuillet (p. 489) avec un manque de papier au centre (fin du texte et approbation), tome 2 : erreur de pagination (p.58 au lieu de 85). Rares taches et rousseurs. Contient une généalogie de Mahomet suivie d’une suite chronologique des califes successeurs du prophète et de celle des empereurs de Constantinople.Chadenat 1818, Querard T 5. Brunet Table 1583/84.4 vol. small 8 vo, contemporary full mottled calf, ribbed spine with gilt panels and yellow labels, red edges, headpieces and initial letters, vol 1 : [52], [58], 489 p. [2] - vol 2 : [2], 519 p. - vol 3 : [14], 540 p. - vol 4 : [4], 525 p. Flaws : 3 headspine worn, some joint slightly split, corners & borders rubbed, 2 small wormholes on the binding, lack of paper on the last sheet of the vol. 1 (affecting text and approbation) - error of pagination : 58 instead of 85 of the vol.2 . Occasional foxing and spotting. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Les Agremens De La Campagne, Ou Remarques Particulieres Sur la construction des Maisons de Campagne plus ou moins magnifiques; Des Jardins de Plaisance, & des Plantages, (etc.)

      Leiden, Samuel Luchtmans u. Söhne; Amsterdam, Meynard Uytwerf 1750.. 4°. Titelbl., XXIV, 412 S., mit 15 großt.. gef., gest. Tafeln, 20 nn. Bll. (Indices), Titelblatt in rot u. schwarz, mit e. kleinen Titelblattvignette, Initialen mit Blattmotiven, Zierleisten u. e. gestochenen Illustration auf S. 305. Ohne Einband, Buchblock auf 4 Bünde geheftet, mit Resten d. ehemaligen Papierumschlags am Rücken, erste Lage locker. Titelblatt angeschmutzt, Blattkanten staubrandig, Seiten teilw. leicht gebräunt, anfangs wasserrandig.. BL Integr. Cat. SysNr. 003816420 (elektronische Quelle). Jöcher/Adelung 2,497. Vgl. Muijzenberg, A history of greenhouses. Wageningen 1980, S. 103. Französische Übersetzung dieses grundlegenden Werkes zu Gartengestaltung u. Treibhausbau 'Byzondere Aenmerkingen over het aenleggen van pragtige en gemeene Landhuizen, Lusthoven, Plantagien (etc.) Leiden 1737' d. Rechtsgelehrten, Kunstsammlers u. wohlhabenden Textilhändlers L. (1664-1739). Der Autor schuf sich durch die erfolgreiche Kultivierung exotischer Pflanzen, z.B. erstmalig d. Ananas u. durch d. Publikation seiner Erfahrungen, e. d. bedeutendsten Werke d. 18. Jh. zu diesem, damals großes Interesse erweckendes, Thema, ein bleibendes Denkmal. 15 Tafeln mit anschaulichen Darstellungen v. Treibhausobst wie Ananas u. Zitrusfrüchten, sow. Entwürfen zu Glashäusern liegen lose bei und zwar d. gezählten Tafeln A-H u. 8 Tafeln mit d. Figuren 1-10. Gestochen wurden d. Tafeln, die denen d. Originalausgabe v. 1737 entsprechen dürften, v. Amsterdamer Künstler Jan Wandelaar (1690-1759), e. d. besten Kupferstecher für botanische Darstellungen seiner Zeit, v. Francois van Bleyswyck (erw. 1706), Leidener Kupferstecher d. viel f. d. Buchproduktion arbeitete, seinem Schüler Johannes van der Spijk (auch Spyck; erw. 7736-1761) u. v. Jan Caspar Philips (um 1700-um1773). Vgl. dazu Thieme-B. 35,141. 4,116. 31,419. u. 26,554. So komplett mit allen Tafeln selten.

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        Head and shoulders of Rev. William Gunn, when 60. Lithograph after John Flaxman [1755-1826] by Richard James Lane [1800-1872]. Printed on 'chine colle' paper, laid down on thin card. [1841]. 5.25 x 4.75in (image). With PENCIL DRAWING of same portrait, on Whatman paper, on backing card, inscribed on reverse 'John Flaxman Pencil Drawing'. 5.25 x 4.75in (image)

      - The drawing was made with a soft pencil so the lines are not as fine as those on the lithograph. The print and drawing have evidently been together for a long time, both are framed in similar early 19th century good quality gilt frames. Each overall approx. 14 x 12.5in Both with an old inscription 'Flaxman' on reverse of the framesRecently reset in new mounts. The lithograph was later printed by M. & N. Hanhart with a facsimile signature of Gunn's. Rev. William Gunn [1750-1841] was a Norfolk parson who was also an antiquary, linguist, connoisseur and traveller. He made a trip to Italy to investigate antiquities and study documents in the libraries. In the 1790s, at Rome, he and Flaxman became friends. He was elected to both the Society of Arcadians and the Accademia della Crusca.Gunn's papers are now in the Norfolk Record Office. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        De l'Esprit des Loix. Nouvelle Edition, Avec les dernieres Corrections & Illustrations de l'Auteur.

      A Edinbourg Chez G. Hamilton & J. Balfour 1750 - FIRST SCOTTISH EDITION. 2 volumes. 8vo (in 4s), 198 x 112 mms., pp. xxviii, 458 [459 errata, 460 blank]; xvii [xviii errata], 487 [488 blank], contemporary lightly polished, spine gilt in compartments with curious ichthyological ornament (sort of a sea creature or mermaid with its tail curved towards its head), red leather label; very slight rubbing of joints, but a fine set, with the later bookplate of Sir James Miller Bart of Manderston, probably the racehorse owner (1864 - 1906). Hamilton and Balfour had published a few minor French works in translation before 1750, but this was their first full-length publication in French. They issued subscription proposals for this edition, claiming, not unusually for 18th century publishers, that their edition would be more correct than those published in London and Geneva, where it was first published in 1748. The subscription proposals were announced in the Caledonian Mercury on 1 June 1749: "As the publishers of this work are to spare neither Expence nor Pains, in having it elegantly printed, and carefully corrected from the Errors both of the Geneva and London Editions, and at as cheap, if not a cheaper Price than either: It is hoped that all Lovers of Learning, and Well-wishers to their Country, will rather chuse to encourage this first Attempt of reprinting a valuable foreign Book among ourselves, than any other Edition." One of those who expressed enthusiasm for the project was David Hume, who let Montesquieu know what was happening. Montesquieu sent Hume many corrections, which Hume passed on to the publishers, when the work was almost completed. Four leaves in each volume were cancelled and replaced with new leaves, though errors still remained. Hamilton and Balfour later issued an English translation of the two chapters most likely to interest British readers, Two Chapters of A celebrated French work, Intitled, De l'Esprit des Loix, Translated into English, one, Treating Of the Constitution of England; another, Of the Character and Manners which result from this Constitution. Hamilton and Balfour offered this for 10s. sewed, or 12s bound, and this appears to be a publisher's binding. ESTC T121684 locates 11 copies in UK libraries, one in Europe, one in Australia, and UCLA, Kansas, Penn, and Trinity College in North America. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        The Anatomy of the Human Body

      London: W. Johnston, Hawkes, Clarke, Collins [printed for]. Worn condition. Lacking covers. Text block split. Ex lib - Royal college of surgeons in Ireland. Contents complete. [1750]. Seventh Edition. Leather cover. 200mm x 150mm (8" x 6"). 334pp. + index. Illustrated with engraved frontisplate and forty anatomical copper plate engravings (some folding) engraved by Ger. Vandergucht. Early edition of Cheselden's classic work on anatomy. Superb engraved illustrations. .

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