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        Terra Sancta sive Palestina

      Augsburg, Lotter, Tobias Conrad, 1750. "Terra Sancta sive Palestina exhibens non solum Regna Vetera Iuda et Israel ... Mappa Geographica". Orig. copper-engraving by M. A. Lotter. Published in Augsburg by T. C. Lotter, ca. 1750. Orig. old colouring. With great figure title-cartouche, ornamental cartouche with inset map (wanderings of the Israelites from Egypt to the Holy Land) and the scale of map ("Scala"), and a wind-rose. 49:58,5 cm.. A decorative map of Israel.

      [Bookseller: Antikvariat Karel Krenek]
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        Grosse, kolorierte Kupferstich-Landkarte von Sanson bei Mortier. Situs Terrae Canaan, sive Terrae Promissionis hodie Palaestinae... Partie Orientale, dela Terre de Canaan a Present la Palestine.

      Amsterdam, Mortier, um 1750.. circa 40 x 93,5 (nur Platte). 1 gefaltetes Doppelblatt (circa 53 x 110 cm) verso weiss. Grosse Karte von Palaestina mit vielen Details und historischen Ereignissen. - Gut erhalten, nur in den äusseren, sehr breiten Rändern etwas fleckig oder gebräunt, sonst sauber und in schönen, kräftigen Farben. - Large map of Palestina with very wide margins. Well preserved, folds, some browning or spotting only to outer margins, else clean and with nice bright colours.

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Thomas Rezek]
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        Das ist: ein sehr nutzliches verstenndiges Buch, darauß ein jeder Christ, sonderlich unnd fleissig zu lernen, wie daß wir in dieser welt nicht mit Keysern, Königen, Fürsten und Herrn, oder andern Potentaten, sondern mit dem allermechtigsten Fürsten dieser Welt, mit dem Teuffel zu kempffen und zu streiten. Gebessert und gemehret, mit einem newen Pestilentz Teufel, so zuvor noch nie in Truck außgangen, sampt einem nutzlichen Register. Frankfurt, P. Schmid für H. Feyerabend, 1569. Fol. 6 Bll.., CCCCCXLII num.Bll., 5 Bll. mit Titelholzschnitt und Druckermarke am Ende von Jost Amman, blindgepr. Schweinsldr. d. Zt. über Holzdeckeln.

      . . VD 16 F 904 - Goedeke II, 481, 18 - STC 302 - Ebert 22706 - Grimm 1750, 1 - Osborn 35 ff. - Hayn-G. VII, 616: "Eines der für die Kulturgeschichte des 16. Jahrhunderts werthvollsten Bücher. Es enthält 20 Teufelstraktate: der Teuffel selbst.- Der heylige Teuffel - Bann - Zauber - Fluch - Tantz - Gesind - Jag - Sauff - Ehe - Hurn - Geitz u. Wucher - Schrap - Faul - Hoffarts - Hosen - Spiel - Hof - Pestilentz-Teuffel."- Erste Ausgabe des von Feyerabend kompilierten Sammelwerkes.- Vorsatz und Titel mit mehreren alten Besitzvermerken, Titel mit Einriß, Quetschfalten und mehrf. gestempelt (tls. rasiert), etw. fleckig und gebräunt, gegen Ende einige Wurmlöcher, Ebd. etw. fleckig, beschabt u. bestoßen, Schließen fehlen, Bezug des hinteren Deckels mit kl. Fehlstelle..# First edition of the anthology compiled by Feyerabend. - Endpaper and title with several old ownership entries, title with tear, vertical creases and multiple stamps (partly erased), somewhat soiled and browned, towards the end with worming.- Contemporary blind-pressed pigskin over wooden boards, clasps are missing, binding soiled, scratched and scuffed, cover material of rear cover with small defect.

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Johannes Müller]
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        La science du maitre d'hotel, confiseur, a l'usage des officiers, avec des observations sur la connoissance & les proprietes des fruits. Enrichie de desseins en decorations & parterres pour les desserts. Suite du maitre d'hotel cuisinier.

      Paris, Paulus du Mesnil, 1750.. Kl. 8°. 2 Bll., IX SS., 5 Bll., 525 SS., 12 Bll., 5 mehrf. gef. Kupfertaf. Ldr. d. Zt. mit Rverg. u. Rsch., Marmorpapiervors., Rotschn. Seiten papierbedingt gebräunt. Francais;. Seltene erste Ausgabe. Bitting 320f; Schraemli 39; Vicaire 590; Weiss S. 348; vgl. Oberle 120 (nur 2. Aufl.); Simon 1040; nicht bei Horn/A. Die Taf. mit Darstellungen von Tafelaufsätzen u. Anordnungen. "Das berühmte Kochbuch, das nicht etwa nur Süßspeisen behandelt, sondern auch Käsegerichte, Eierspeisen usw." - Taf. 2-5 mit kl. Einrissen am inneren Rand. Einband berieben u. bestoßen. Oberes Kap. lädiert, Gelenke oben u. unten etwas brüchig.

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat "Kochkunst Bibliothek"]
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        Hortus Nitidissimis omnem per annum superbiens floribus sive amoenissimorum Florum Imagines.... Der das ganze Jahr hindurch im schönsten Flor stehende Blumengarten, oder Abbildungen der lieblichsten Blumen... herausgegeben von Johann Michael Seligmann.

      1750. Nürnberg, Auf Kosten der Seligmännischen Erben/ Ludwig Wirsing, [1750-] 1772-1786. 3 volumes bound in 1. Folio (506 x 343mm). Parallel text in Latin and German. With 155 splendid handcoloured engraved plates on 153 leaves (plates 60/61 and 121/122 combined on one leaf). Contemporary speckled calf, elaborately gilt central device on upper and lower covers within gilt floral frames, outer corners with gilt floral sprays, rebacked spine gilt in compartments to match, some skilful repairs. A beautifully preserved copy of one of the finest German botanical works ever published. It is described by Dunthorne as 'one of the finest records of the cultivated flowers of the period' and by Blunt as 'one of the most decorative florilegia of the mid-eighteenth century. Our copy has plates 1 to 143 and 12 more plates numbered between 147 and 179. Complete copies should have 180 plates. Complete copies however are of the greatest rarity. Only one copy has been offered for sale at auction with 180 plates and the complete text. This was the celebrated De Belder-Mackenzie copy, which was sold by Sotheby's in London 10 May 2001, lot 19 for Pounds 500,000, exclusive of commission. That same copy had been sold by Sotheby's 28 April 1987, lot 362 for Pounds 308,000. Our copy has the text to the first 2 parts, lacking 1leaf. This superbly produced work belongs together with Besler's 'Hortus Eystettensis' to the finest German publications on botany. It is a gallery of the most colourful and ravishing flowers that could be grown in European gardens, including tulips, hyacinths, ranunculi, and roses. On many of the plates, the opacity of the finely applied gouache makes the image appear as a painting rather than an engraved or etched plate. This is especially the case with tulips, which are akin to some of the great studies on vellum executed by botanical artists of the seventeenth century, the golden age of tulipomania. The plates are made by the best artists of the period, such as Georg Dionysius Ehret, the foremost botanical artist of the 'Golden Age of Botanical Art'. Ehret's art combined botanical exactitude with great beauty and design, and his work has never been surpassed. 'The genius of Ehret was the dominant influence in botanical art during the middle years of the eighteenth century' (Blunt). Other artists are Johann Michael Seligmann, Johann Michael Stock, Adam Ludwig Wirsing after Barbara Regina Dietzsch, Johann Christoph Keller and others. "Trew was a Nuremberg physician, anatomist, and botanist who at various times served as dean of the medical school at Nuremberg, as an Imperial Counsellor, and as personal physician to the Emperor. He was made a Palzgraf and served as patron of botanical (and anatomical) illustrators, filling roughly the same position in Germany as that occupied by Sir Hans Sloane in England" (Johnston 429). Trew was Ehret's lifelong friend and patron. After London, Nuremberg was the most important botanical centre of the day. "All in all Trew's versatility as a collector, scholar and Maecenas was outstanding in the Germany of his time. His English contemporaries and colleagues whose collections matched or surpassed his own are remembered to this day, notably Sloane, founder of the British Museum, whereas Trew's name is practically unknown in Germany today "(Calmann, 'Ehret flower painter extraordinary', p. 26). Due to the long period of publication the 'Hortus nitidissimis...' is conspicuously absent from some of the major collections, or else represented only by fragments. The work is considered complete with 180 plates, however 10 more plates were issued of which only a handfull were distributed. The only copy in libraries to have the 190 plates is the copy in the Arnold Arboretum, of Harvard University. Dunthorne 310 (calling for 180 plates on 178 leaves); Great Flower Books, p. 78 (180 plates); Pritzel 9500 180 plates), Stafleu TL2, 15.130 (190 numbered plates on 188 leaves); see also W.J. Tjaden, "Hortus nitidissimis', Taxon, 20 (4) 461-466 & Ludwig, 'Nürnberger naturgeschichtliche Malerei im 17. und 18. Jahrhundert', pp. 151-180..

      [Bookseller: Antiquariaat Junk]
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        Hortus Nitidissimis..Narcissus tertius Matthioli - Pancratium I. Altkolorierter Kupferstich nach Georg Ehret von J. M. Seligmann.

      . Blattgröße ca. 50,5 x 36 cm, unter Passepartout und Glas gerahmt ( Rahmenmaß: 62 x 46,5 cm ). Der Rahmen gering bestoßen, das Blatt gering fleckig bzw. leicht stockfleckig. Insgesamt guter Zustand. >>>From Christoph Trew's magnificent HORTUS NITIDISSIMIS OMNEM PER ANNUM SUPERBIENS FLORIBUS published in three volumes over a 36 year period from 1750-1786. ( Bitte beachten: Hier nur Versand als ausgerahmtes Blatt ohne Rahmen, ansonsten bitte Selbstabholung ). ( Pic erhältlich // webimage available ).

      [Bookseller: Buchhandlung & Antiquariat Friederichsen]
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        [Antiphonar, Antiphonarium] : Hymni, Antiphonae, capitula et orationes ad Vesperas et Laudes dicendae.

      Um (vor/nach) 1750 (u. f.).. Folio (37 x 24 cm). 2 Bll. (hs. Titel, 2 Ms.-SS. mit Musiknoten u. Text), 66, XI (davon 1 hs.) SS., 27 (Ms.-) SS. Schriftsatz zweispaltig, Druck u. Handschrift in Rot und Schwarz. Zahlreiche Musiknoten, einige Vignetten u. etwas Buchschmuck in Holzschnitt. Glanzleder-Einband des späten 18. Jhs. (braun, marmoriert; wenig berieben) mit 7 (v. 8) durchbrochen gearbeiteten (Rokoko-) Eckbeschlägen (2 mit Fehlstellen) in getriebenem Messing mit geflügelten Puttenköpfen, 2 (spätere) zentrale Messingbeschläge, Schliesse mit Rückendeckel-Platte fehlt (Vorderdeckel-Platte mit Schliessenraster vorhanden). Seiten etwas knapp beschnitten, vordere Lagen im Aussensteg mit Büttenstreifen angerändert, unterschiedlich (finger-) fleckig. Markantere Alters- u. Gebrauchsspuren, zahlreiche ältere u. alte hs. Vermerke von verschiedener Hand in unterschiedlichen Tinten u. in Bleistift. Gesamthaft recht ordentliches u. relativ gepflegtes, in mancherlei Hinsicht ungewöhnliches und attraktives, auch interessantes Exemplar.. Handschriftlicher Pracht-Titel in Rot, Schwarz und Blau: 'Hymni, Antiphonae [etc.]'. - Die in Bibliotheken gelisteten Werke mit anklingenden Titeln wie 'Epitome antiphonarii romani, seu vesperale pro dominicis et festis in quo continentur antiphonae, psalmi, capitula, hymni, orationes' sind in aller Regel nur in kleinen Formaten produziert (Angaben von Duodez bis Oktav). Es handelt sich hier also eher um eine partikuläre und spezifische Arbeit basierend auf einem Antiphonar oder Antiphonale monasticum. - Enthält : 1.: 2 hs. SS. (ev. a. Pergament) mit Musiknoten 'Antiphona de Spriritu sancto dicenda in Primitiis ad 1mas [primas] Vesperas' u. 'Canitur absoluto cantico Magnificat, a Celebrante modo sequenta' (Pater noster / Vaterunser) / 2.: (pp 1-20; gedr. Überschrift) Antiphonae, hymni, capitula, et orationes ad vesperas et laudes dicendae, mit 5 (fünf!) roten Notenlinien, die Notae quadratae hs. eingesetzt / 3.: (pp. 21-66; gedr. Überschrift) Proprium Sanctorum (Musiknoten ebenso), u.a. p. 32 mit hs. Vermerk: 'Die XIX [19] in Prp. Einsidl[ensis] fol. 3; p. 38 hs. Vermerk 'Sin Prpr. Ein[sidlensis] fol. 3', p. 60 'S. Othmari Abbatis' bzw. 'S. Odonis', p. 61 'S. Columbani Abbatis', p. 62 'B. Nicolai de Flue' [Nikolaus von Flüe, Bruder Klaus] / 4.: (pp. I-XI; gedr. Überschrift) Commune Sanctorum. Commune Apostolorum et Evangelistarum (Musiknoten ebenso), p. XI als Ms. mit rotem Titel 'Suffragia': "V.: Ora pro nobis sancta Dei Genitrix. [..] Oremus. Sanctorum Martyrum tuorum, Domine, nos Meinradi, Mauritii, Justi, Sigismundi Sociorumque eorum passio beata communiat [etc.]" / 5.: (pp. 1-7; gedr. Überschrift) Festa Propria Monasterii Einsidlensis (Musiknoten ebenso), mit u.v.a. den Heiligen Ambrosius, Adelheid, Meinrad, Ildephons [Ildefons], Nikolaus von Flüe, Placidus, Gerold, B. V. Mariae Einsidlensis, Ursus, Leodegar, Sergius, Ursula und Wolfgang / folgt pp. 8-27 (hs. Titel in roten Versalien) 'Supplementum': Manuskriptseiten mit hs. Musiknoten, beginnend mit 'In IIdis [secundis] Vesperis Conf. Pontif. Ad Magn.' und 'Die XXVII [27] Novembris, S. Odonis Abbatis', wiederum mit den in Einsiedeln verehrten Heiligen, u.v.a. Meinrad, Nikolaus von Flüe, der 'Translatio SS. P. N. Benedicti Abb.', sowie 'B. V. Mariae Einsidlensis', bis p. 26: November 'Die XVI [16] 'S. Conradi E.C.'; daran anschliessend p. 27 mit Nachträgen für die Monate Februar bis Juli (Die Slawenapostel Cyrill [Kyrill] und Method, Erscheinung der unbefleckten Jungfrau 'Apparitionis B.M.V. Immac.' und S. Cyril v. Alexandrien ['S. Cyrilli Alex[andrini] E.C.']. - Provenienz: aus älterem Dublettenverkauf der Stiftsbibliothek Einsiedeln, veräussert wohl im Zusammenhang mit der Aufhebung der einstigen Fratresbibliothek Ende der 1990er Jahre. -- NETTOGEWICHT 1.8 kg

      [Bookseller: Franz Kühne Antiquariat und Kunsthandel]
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        Mineralogie, Oder Mineralreich, von Ihm eingeteilt und beschrieben. Ins Deutsche übersezt von J. D. Denso.

      Berlin, Nicolai, 1750.. (18 x 11 cm). (48) 600 (32) S. Mit 1 gefalteten Kupfertafel. Halblederband der Zeit.. Erste deutsche Ausgabe. - "His first great work, which was received as an outstanding handbook of contemporary knowledge, never before had such a wealth of minerals been presented so systematicaly. Wallerius' clear and precise descriptions, which gave more weight to essential chemical properties than to exterior appearance, opened a new epoch in mineralogy" (DSB). - Vorsatz mit Notizen von alter Hand. Stellenweise leicht stockfleckig. Einband etwas bestoßen, sonst gut erhalten. - Poggendorff II, 1252; DSB 14, 144; Brüning 4627 First German edition. - A nice and clean copy in contemporary half-calf, gilt spine with lettering piece; head and foot of spine slightly frayed, some neat annotations on blank endpapers

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Gerhard Gruber]
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        Vue du fameux Theatre de la Ville de Naples en Italie. A Paris chez Mondhare, rue S. Jacques a l'Hotel Saumur. Altkolorierter Kupferstich nach Mondhare.

      Paris,. Schöner altkolorierter Kupferstich um 1750 mit einer Innenansicht eines Theaters in Neapel - wahrscheinlich des Teatro Augusteo. Bildmaß: 23 x 42 cm ( Höhe x Breite ), unter Glas gerahmt ( Rahmenmaß: 45 x 61 cm: ). Das Blatt von guter Erhaltung, der Rahmen mit kleiner Bestoßung. ( Bitte beachten: Da unter Glas gerahmt hier bitte nur Selbstabholung ).. ( Pic erhältlich // webimage available ).

      [Bookseller: Buchhandlung & Antiquariat Friederichsen]
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        Carte methodique, pour apprendre aisement le Blason en jouant... - Lehrende Carten, die Wappen-Kunst spielend zu fassen, es seye gleich mit allgemeine Spielkarten, oder mit Würfeln... Kompletter unzerschnittener Bogen eines heraldischen Karten- oder Würfelspieles.

      Augsburg, Philipp Ernst Kieni (um 1750).. Ca. 49 x 62 cm. Mittig gefalteter Kupferstich. Druckbogen, enthaltend 53 Spielkarten mit französischem Text und Anleitung in Französisch und Deutsch. Bogen teils gebräunt, teils feuchtigkeitsrandig, 2 kleine Quetschfalten oben mittig und im rechten Rand. Wenige kurze Einrisse im oberen Rand (im Text), linker und rechter Rand ein wenig bestossen, Rückseiten teils gebräunt u. angestaubt.. Nachdruck eines französischen heraldischen Spiels von Jean Mariette, Paris 1712 - SW: Kartenspiel, Kartenspiele, Spielkarten, Playing Cards, Jeu de Cartes, Cartes a jouer, Spielbogen, Würfelspiel

      [Bookseller: Norddeutsches Antiquariat]
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        Histoire des revolutions d'Angleterre, Depuis le commencement de la Monarchie. Par le pere d'Orleans. Nouvelle Edition, corrigee & ornee de Figures. 4 Bände.

      Paris, Pierre-Francois Giffart et Jacques Rollin, 1750,. 8vo. Mit 36 gest. Portraits u. 3 gef. Karten. XXIV, 556; II, 524; XXIV, 504; 564 S. Ldr. d. Zt. auf 5 Bünden m. dekorativer Rückenvergoldung u. rotem RSchild. Rotschnitt.. Vgl. Brunet II, 822. - Aus einer fürstlichen Bibliothek mit goldgeprägt. Supralibros u. Wappenexlibris im Innendeckel v. Band 1. - Rücken berieben, m. Fehlstellen an den Kapitalen, sonst wohlerhaltene, schöne Bände.

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Düwal]
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        In Conceptione tua Virgo Maria Immaculata fuisti.

      Wohl Neapel, um 1750.. Gestochene Kupferplatte (200:269 mm).. Schöne, großformatige Kupferstichplatte, signiert "Grado f." Der Stich zeigt die auf einer Mondsichel stehende Jungfrau Maria, die mit Hilfe von Engeln ihren Mantel über die Heiligen Riccardo, Ulmaro und Odrano Cocchi breitet; darunter die sie verehrenden Andächtigen. Zur neapolitanischen Kupferstecherfamilie Grado zählen der flämische Stammvater Francesco, der schon Ende des 17. Jahrhunderts nach Süditalien kam, seine Söhne Arcangelo und Bartolommeo ("von denen der letztere eine Madonna nach F. Falciatore [...] stach"; Thieme/B. 14, 473), sowie Bartolommeos Sohn Filippo, der die Stiche für Mazzocchis "Tabulae Heracleenses" (Neapel, 1754f.) lieferte und auch an den "Antichita di Ercolano" (ebd. 1755ff.) mitwirkte. - Einige kl. Oxydationsflecken und Buckel in der Platte; am oberen Rand einige kl. Kratzer.

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Inlibris, Gilhofer Nfg. GmbH]
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        "Tabulae Geographicae Principatus Brandenburg: Culmb: sive Baruthini Pars Inferior".

      . Altkol. Kupferstich bei M. Seutter, um 1750, 50 x 57,5 cm.. Vollet S. 152 f. und Abb. 118. Cartographia Bavariae 4.4. - Die Karte zeigt das Unterland der Brandenburgischen Fürstentümer Bayreuth und Kulmbach (Mittelfranken), mit dem Gebiet zwischen Würzburg, Bayreuth, Heilsbronn und Rothenburg ob der Tauber. Oben links figürliche Kartusche mit Wappen.

      [Bookseller: Peter Bierl Buch- & Kunstantiquariat]
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        Oeconomus prudens et legalis. Oder allgemeiner kluger und Rechts-verständiger Hauß-Vatter, bestehend in neun Büchern.

      Nürnberg, Frankfurt und Leipzig, Christoph Riegels Wwe., 1750.. 2 Bde. (10), 858 SS. (2), 859-1230 (falsch: 2310), 180 (falsch: 178), (40) SS. Titel in rot und schwarz gedruckt. Mit gest. Frontispiz, 39 (statt 40?) gest., teils gefalt. Tafeln und 125 Textkupfern sowie 9 gest. Initialen. (Dabei:) Donauer, Johann Christoph. Oeconomus prudens et legalis continuatus. Oder Grosser Herren Stands und Adelicher Haus-Vatter, bestehend in Fünf Büchern [...]. Ebd., 1751. 2 Bde. (10), 850 SS. (2), 851-980, 442 (falsch: 406), (22) SS. Mit 17 gest., teils gefalt. Tafeln, 79 Textkupfern und 11 gest. Vignetten. Einheitliche Lederbände der Zeit auf 5 Bünden mit Rückenvergoldung und goldgepr. rotem Rückenschildchen. Dreiseitiger gesprenkelter Rotschnitt. Lesebändchen. Folio (237:348 mm).. Vierte Ausgabe des umfassenden Hausväterbuches, erstmals 1702 erschienen. Universelles Kompendium über alle Fragen der Lebensführung und der Haus- und Landwirtschaft. Mit Kapiteln über Bauwesen, Feuerspritzen, Tabakanbau, Gartenanlagen, Weinbau, Weinbereitung, Pferdezucht, Fisch- und Bienenzucht, Arzneimittel, Krankheiten und vieles mehr. Ferner die Beschreibung eines fürstlichen Hofstaats mit Kapiteln über Verwaltung, einem Buch über Pracht- und Staatsgebäude, Lustgärten, Ritter- und Reiterakademie und vielen Kupfern (Dressuren, Turnieren, Zaumzeug) sowie dem Buch "von dem Jagen und Weyd-Werck", ebenfalls reich illustriert. Im 2. Teil des ersten Bandes auch ein Kochbuch. "Über Hohberg hinaus ist der Florinus das umfangreichste und am prunkvollsten ausgestattete Werk, der äußere Höhepunkt der deutschen Hausväterliteratur. Der 1. Band behandelt als 'allgemeiner Hausvater' die 'gemeine Oekonomie'" (NDB). Schon Lindner widerlegt die Mitverfasserschaft des Franz Philipp, Pfalzgraf bei Rhein. - Papierbedingt wie stets durchgehend etwas gebräunt bzw. braunfleckig. Zeitgenöss. Besitzerstempel an den Titeln. Die Anzahl der Kupfer schwankt zwischen den verschiedenen Exemplaren; es dürfte aber eine Tafel fehlen. Schönes, einheitlich gebundenes Exemplar. - Drexel 31 u. 32. Georg 209 u. 210. Lindner 11.0617.03. Lipperheide Cl 1. Schoene 1692 (nur Bd. 1). Vgl. NDB V, 255. Humpert 191.

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        Anatomia corporum humanorum : centum et quatuordecim tabulis, singulari artificio, nec minori elegantia ab excellentissimis, qui in Europa sunt, artificibus ad vivum expressis

      Ultrajecti : Apud Nicolaum Muntendam 1750 - Elephant folio. [142] p. ill., 119 plates, 3 plates folded. 50 cm. Complete, collated. 105 plates with accompanying text leaves. 9 plates in appendix. 5 plates on 4 leaves in supplements. Bound in contemporary leather. Professionally repaired and restored binding. Red pages ends. Latin. Clean, white, unmarked pages with minimal toning. Illustrations clean and crisp. A landmark and rare medical atlas in exceptional condition. Please feel free to view our photographs. William Cowper was an English surgeon and anatomist who, in 1698, published The Anatomy of the Humane Bodies, which gained him great fame and notoriety, and over the next eleven years he published a number of tracts on topics ranging from surgery and pathology to physiology and anatomy. Some have called Cowper's Anatomy of the Humane Bodies one of the greatest acts of plagiarism in all of medical publishing. In 1685, Govard Bidloo (1649?1713) published his Anatomia Humani Corporis in Amsterdam using 105 beautiful plates drawn by Gerard de Lairesse (1640?1711) and engraved by Abraham Blooteling (1640?1690). A Dutch version was later printed in 1690, entitled Ontleding des Menschelyken Lichaams, but when sales went poorly, Bidloo's publishers sold 300 copies of the unbound plates to William Cowper (or his publishers). Cowper proceeded to write a new English text to accompany the plates, many of them showing a great deal of original research and new insights. Cowper also commissioned nine new plates drawn by Henry Cooke (1642?1700) and engraved by Michiel van der Gucht (1660?1725), among which were front and back views of the entire musculature. The book was then published under Cowper's name with no mention of Bidloo or Lairesse, with the original engraved, allegorical title page amended with an irregular piece of paper lettered: "The anatomy of the humane bodies .," which fits over the Dutch title. "The beauty of these engravings make this book the most remarkable English atlas of anatomy and got him to be reprinted several times during the seventeenth century." (Hahn and Dumaitre) "In fairness to Cowper, it must be pointed out that his was overwhelmingly superior to Bidloo's book. The term Cowper's ligament is sometimes applied to the attachment of the fascia lata to the pubic crest". (Mettler p. 69); Heirs of Hippocrates, 725 : "The atlas is a handsome production, with its life-sized copperplates and striking engraved title page." Wellcome II, p. 401; GARRISON 385; Russell, British anatomy 214 [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        THE HISTORY OF THE FIVE INDIAN NATIONS OF CANADA,

      London John Whiston Lockyer Davis and John Ward 1750 - which are the barrier between the English and French in that part of the world. With particular accounts of their religion, manners, customs, laws, and government; their several battles and treaties with the European nations; their wars with the other Indians; and a true account of the present state of our trade with them. In which are shewn, the great advantage of their trade and alliance to the British nations; and the intrigues and attempts of the French to engage them from us; a subject nearly concerning all our American plantations, and highly meriting the consideration of the British nation. SECOND LONDON EDITION 1750, in 2 parts, 8vo, approximately 200 x 125 mm, 8 x 4¾ inches, 1 folding engraved map, pages: ix, (4), xi-xvi, 90; iv, 91-204; 1-283, (1) - advert, without initial advert leaf before the title, Parts I and II end on page 204 and are followed by 283 pages of papers, treaties, acts and charters relevant to North America and Canada. Bound in half calf over marbled boards, raised bands and gilt lettered morocco labels to spine. Spine slightly faded and lightly marked, armorial bookplate on front pastedown, old ink name and date on preserved original endpaper, margins to title page slightly cropped, the 2 Contents table leaves misbound after page ix instead of after page xvi, small neat repair on reverse of map to lower edge of 1 fold, tiny hole in 1 page, no loss of text, contents clean, binding tight and firm. A very good copy. The author Cadwallader Colden (1688-1776) was a Scottish physician and scientist who emigrated to Philadelphia in 1708 and practised there until 1718. He was then invited to settle in New York where in 1719 he was appointed first surveyor-general of the colony, and master in chancery. He was an earnest royalist and advocate of the taxation of the colonies by the home government. He administered the affairs of the province as president of the council in 1760, and in 1761 Lord Halifax appointed him lieutenant governor. His book on the history and lives of the Iroquois was first published in New York in 1727 without the supporting papers. It was subsequently enlarged and first published in London in 1747. See: A Dictionary of Books Relating to America, by Joseph Sabin, 14274. MORE IMAGES ATTACHED TO THIS LISTING, ALL ZOOMABLE. FURTHER IMAGES ON REQUEST. POSTAGE AT COST. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        The Natural History of Barbados - In Ten Books

      London: Printed for the Author, 1750. London: Printed for the Author, 1750. [16], vii, [1], 314pp, [20]. Recent full goat by Temple Bookbinders, raised bands, spine in seven panels, author / title to second panel, remaining panels with central floral device and volute corner pieces, palette to bands, covers with double fillet border, double panel design made up of double fillets with mitred joints, triangular mid-pieces and fleuron corner pieces to outer panel, inner panel with flower head roll to inside, roll to board edges with three rolls and two double fillets to inner edges all in gilt, comb and curl marbled endpapers. Externally near fine. Internally some light browning and occasional foxing throughout, map and several plates with off-setting, couple of small nicks to page edges, previous owner's name to title page. Complete with double-page map and thirty full-page uncoloured engravings, twenty-two of which are botanical, by Ehret and G. Bickham. Large paper copy. Hunt notes that this book "is one to place beside Catesby's 'Natural History', which also gave some account of West Indian names, with similar local names. Hughes had an advantage over Catesby in that a majority of the Barbados plates were drawn by Ehret ... It is the model work by the colonial parson who knows his poets and would know all he can of the flora and fauna among which he has come to dwell". Nissen BBI:950; Sitwell / Blunt, page 104. First Edition. Full Goatskin. Very Good. Folio. Large Paper Copy.

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        THE NATURAL HISTORY OF THE BARBADOS. IN TEN BOOKS

      London: Published by the Author, 1750. London: Published by the Author, 1750. Book. Good. Hardcover. First Edition. Folio - over 12 - 15" tall. Lacking the prelims. Title and dedication pages, List of Subscribers, The Contents, Authors Quoted, Texts of Scriptures Cited or Illustrated, and one half of A Map of the Island of Barbados) but including Errata. The missing prelims have been replaced with photocopies of the original pages. In 10 books bound as one. Pages 1-306, thus lacking pp. 307-314 inclusive. 28 full-page illustrations, numbered 1-28 but with two (different) plates numbered 24 and no plate number 26) thus lacking Plates 29 & 30. Titled illustrations at the top of the title pages in 5 chapters, numerous embellishments and decorations. General discolouration of pages due to age; professional repair of several pages, particularly the edges of the first few pages; light pencil lines in the margins of several pages.. Bound in 3/4 leather over marbled boards, with gilt title to spine. Photographs and further detail available upon request..

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        Mappe Monde Carte Universelle de la Terre Dresée Sur les Nouvelles Observations de Mrs. de l'Académie Royale des Sciences

      P. Bourgoin 1750 - 1 map outline 31 x 44 cm., sheet 37 x 52 cm. Publisher description: "A Paris Chez Bourgoin Graveur Rue de la Harpe vis a vis le Passage des Jacobins a côte du Caffé de Condé." Map collector Leon Kashnor noted that the map, quote, "shows a good coast of the North-West, locating the Russian discoveries of 1744." Depicts rudimentary Mer de l'Ouest. Sea of Korea referred to on map as "M. de Coree." Decorated title cartouche with ribbon border. Fallen warrior and signs of battle below map, armillary sphere. Prime meridian: Ferro. Projection: Dual Hemisphere. Printing process: Copper engraving. Other Features: Hand-colored cartouche, vignettes includes an armillary sphere. Small closed tear near center top. Only four copies listed on WorldCat (University of Michigan, University of Southern California, Huntington Library, & the University of Bern in Switzerland).

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        Nuovo dilettevole giuoco del Cucù o giuoco del matto

      IN BOLOGNA, ALL' INSEGNA DEL CIGNO. 38 CARTE COMPRENDENTI: LA PRIMA COL TITOLO; ALTRE DIECI NUMERATE IN NUMERI ROMANI STAMPATE DUE VOLTE SENZA FIGURE; LE SEGUENTI, NUMERATE DA XI A XV, PURE IN DOPPIO, CONTENGONO LE FIGURE SEGUENTI: UNA CASA, (FERMATEVI ALQUANTO), UN GATTO (GNAO), UN CAVALLO RAMPANTE (SALTA), UN ESSERE UMANO CON UN FIORE (HAI PIGLIATO BRAGON), UN UCCELLO CON TESTA UMANA CORONATA (CUCU'), UNA MASCHERA (MASCHERONE MACO DISECCHIA), UN SECCHIO CON MANICI (SECCHIA MANCO DI NULLA), UN CERCHIO (NULLA), ED INFINE, SOLITARIO (IL MATTO). TUTTE SONO CONTORNATE DA DECORAZIONI SVARIATE. QUELLE CHE SEGUONO IL CUCÙ NON SONO NUMERATE. SI TRATTA DI UN EDIZIONE BOLOGNESE SETTECENTESCA NON CITATA DAL FARINA, NÉ DA H.R. D' ALLEMAGNE NELLA SUA OPERA MONUMENTALE LES CARTES JOUER DU XIV E AU XX SIÈCLE. L' ESEMPLARE È ABBASTANZA BEN CONSERVATO, A PARTE POCHI FORELLINI DI TARLO MARGINALI IN ALCUNE CARTE. QUANDO NEL SEI-SETTECENTO I SISTEMI DI STAMPA SI MODERNIZZARONO E DIFFUSERO OVUNQUE IN EUROPA, SI POTERONO FABBRICARE, CON PIÙ FACILITÀ ED ECONOMIA, LE SPECIALI CARTE DA CUCÙ. QUESTO DETERMINÒ LA NOTEVOLE DIFFUSIONE DEL GIOCO. UN GIOCO RARO ED ANTICO COME IL CUCÙ PRATICATO DAI CAMPLESI DA TEMPI IMMEMORABILI, RAPPRESENTA UN REPERTORIO FOSSILE DELLE CARTE DA GIOCO, UN ARCAICO LINGUAGGIO DIALETTALE, UN FATTO DI CULTURA CHE LE GENTI DI CAMPLI HANNO SAPUTO CONSERVARE, GRAZIE ALLE RADICATE TRADIZIONI, CONSEGNANDO COSÌ AI POSTERI UN PICCOLO MA SIGNIFICATIVO DONO DELLA LORO GRANDE CIVILTÀ. (N. FARINA, CUCÙ TRA SIMBOLOGIA E STORIA. TERAMO, 1997. VOLUME IN-8° DI PP. 140 CHE SI ALLEGA AL GIOCO). L' UNICO RIFERIMENTO AL GIOCO DEL CUCÙ, A PARTE IL FARINA, SI PUÒ TROVARE NELL' OPERA. A HISTORY OF PLAYNG CARDS AND A BIBLIOGRAPHY OF CARDS AND GAMING DI C. PERRY HARDGRAVE, NEW YORK, DOVER, 1966: CUCÙ CARDS, A VERY EARLY ITALIAN CARD GAME. A PACK CONSIST OF A DOUBLE SET OF CARDS, THIRTY-LIGHT IN ALL. IN EACH PACK THE HIGHEST CARDS IS THE CUCÙ, THEN NULLA, SECCHIA, MASCHERONE, AND MATTO. CUCÙ IS ONE OF THE GAMES WHICH IS RECOMMANDED IN THE DIRECTIONS OF PLAYING WITH DE BRIANVILLE HERALDRY CARDS, ITS EXTREME SIMPLICITY NOT INTERFERING WITH THE EDUCATIONAL VALUE OF THE BLAZONZY, GEOGRAPHY, AND HISTORY THAT THE ARE SUPPOSED TO INSTILL INTO THE MINDS OF THE PLAYERS (CFR. P. 244). EDIZIONE INTROVABILE. NESSUN ESEMPLARE SEGNALATO IN U.S.A.

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        Het groot natuur- en zedekundigh werelttoneel of woordenboek van meer dan 1200 aeloude Egiptische, Grieksche en Romeinsche zinnebeelden of beeldenspraek; ... Op nieu uit de oirsprongklyke schriften van Cezar Ripa, Zarantino Kastellini, Pierus Valerianus ... Met uitvoerige aenmerkingen on ophelderingen ... in klaet en zuiver Nederduitsch overgeschreven. Met fraeije Kunstplaten versiert. Eerste (- Derde) Deel.

      2° 16 Bll., 571 (recte 569) S.; 678 (recte 680) S. u. 1 Bl., 752 S., 31 Bll. Mit 1 gestochenen Frontispiz, 1 gestochenen illustrierten Widmungsblatt, 3 Titelblättern in Rot-Schwarz-Druck (Bd 1 mit gestochener Titelvignette) u. etwa 350 gestochenen Illustrationen im Text. Einfache marmorierte Halblederbände der Zeit. Landwehr 681. - Erste vollständige Ausgabe (der erste Band erschien 1726 separat). - Eine Art Lexikon der Allegorien mit den hübschen Kupferstichen von Frederik Ottens u. Jan Caspar Philips, in ihrer Art den Arbeiten von B. Picart nachempfunden, die Illustrationen in klaren Abdrucken, etwa 9 x 14 cm in ornamentalen Umrandungen. Das monumentale Werk beeinflußte Literatur und bildende Kunst während des 17. und 18. Jahrhunderts in hohem Maße. - Einbände etwas beschabt u. bestoßen, Vorsätze erneuert, unbeschnitten, in den Stegen stellenweise leicht gebräunt, vereinzelt gering fleckig, Bd 1 ein Blatt mit Randeinriß, Bd 2 Block minimal gelockert. Breitrandiges sauberes und gutes Exemplar.

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        MISCELLANIES In PROSE And VERSE

      Oxford Printed:: And Delivered by Mr Dodsley in Pall-Mall, Mr Clements in Oxford, and Mr Frederick in Bath,. 1750.. 8vo. [a]^4 [-a1, presumed a blank, or half-title leaf] b - g^4 B - 3E^4 3F^4 [-3F4, presume a blank]. 8-1/8" x 4-3/4". 1st edition. lv, [1 (blank)], 405, [1 (blank) pp.. A bespoke tan quarter-leather binding, with marbled paper boards, titled as Vol 5, of an early owner's library.. General binding wear. Joints a bit tender. PO bookplate: "J.. Gulston, 1768". A VG copy.. Head- tailpieces.

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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, Avec les Ornements... On y apprend encore Comment on peut cultiver & multiplier, dans ce Pais froid, les Ananas, les Citroniers, les Limoniers, les Orangers, & autres Plantes des Climats chauds. On y trouve de plus Une inscription sur la maniere de construire les Thermometres, nécessaires en pareils cas; avec des observations sur la culture des Fruits de Terre & des Legumes,

      Leiden/Amsterdam, Samuel Luchtmans/Meynard Uytwerf 1750.. 4°. XXIV, 4 Bll., 412 S. 20 Bll. Mit 15 gefalt. Kupfertaf. u. Holzschnitt-Vign. Ldr. Mit reicher Rückengoldpräg. Gesprenkelte Deckel. Rotschnitt. Barbier I, 81; Jöcher-A. 2,497 - Seltene 2. Ausgabe (die EA erschien 1737 in Holländisch). Das erste Handbuch über das Anlegen von Obst- u. Gemüsegärten in beheizbaren Gewächshäusern um exotische Grüchte wie Ananas und Zitrusfrüchte in kalten Regionen zu kultivieren. Die tlw. mehrfach gefalt. Kupfertaf., gest. v. den besten Stechern der Zeit, wie Jan Wandelaar, Francois van Bleyswyck, Joh. van Spijk, Jan Caspar Philips, zeigen verschiedene Zitrusfrüchte, Ananas, Gewächshäuser u. a. beetversch. Gewächshauser, Zitrusfrüchte, Ananas.

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        A Justice of Peace for Ireland: Consisting of Two Books; The First

      1750. Bolton, Sir Richard [c.1570-1648]. Travers, Michael. A Justice of Peace for Ireland: Consisting of Two Books; The First, Declaring the Exercise of That Office by One or More Justices of Peace Out of Sessions; The Second, Setting Forth the Form of Proceeding in Sessions, And the Matter to be Enquired of and Handled Therein. To Which are Now Added, In an Alphabetical Order, All the Statutes Now in Force in England and Ireland, (Since Sir Richard Bolton Published His Said Treatise) Which Concern the Office of a Justice of Peace for Ireland, Both in and Out of Sessions. Here are Likewise Added, Three Tables: The First Shews the Several Titles in Sir Richard Bolton's Treatise to Which Additions Have Been Made. The Second Shews the Several New Titles Added; And the Third is Designed for the More Easy Finding Several Particular Matters Contained Under the General Titles. With a Compleat Index to the Whole. Also, Some Precedents of Committals, Convictions, Summonses and Warrants, Are Added, As a Help to Justices of the Peace in the Execution of Their Office. With a Table of the Precedents. Dublin: Printed for J. Leathley, And T. Moore, 1750. xiv, 586, 292 pp. Two parts, each with title page and individual pagination. Quarto (10" x 8"). Contemporary calf, raised bands and recent period-style lettering piece to spine. Light rubbing to extremities, a few minor scuffs and stains to boards, minor worming to lower edges of pastedowns and some adjacent leaves. Light toning, a bit darker in places, faint dampstaining to portions of text, internally clean. A nice copy. * Third and final edition. First published in 1638, this was the first Irish legal treatise. Considerably enlarged by Travers, the third is the preferred edition of this work. Bolton was chief baron of the Irish Court of Exchequer. OCLC locates 9 copies of this edition in North American law libraries. Sweet & Maxwell, A Legal Bibliography of the British Commonwealth 4:8-9.

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        A New Book of Cyphers

      John Bowles and Son 1750 - 100 p. Publication date circa 1750. Book description: Modern calf-backed marbled boards, 100 plates illustrate 600 ciphers, engraved title, list of engravers. Book condition: Very good; external condition (near fine), interior pages age toned with occasional spotting throughout, strong tight binding, plates 48 and 61 spotted. Dimensions: small 4to; 7 1/4" x 5 7/8" x 3/4". [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Tenkei Wakumon chukai [trans.: Questions and Answers on Astronomy]

      21 double-page and three full-page woodcut astronomical illus. & maps (three with volvelles). 68; 40; 45 folding leaves. Three vols. 8vo, orig. wrappers, orig. block printed title label on each upper cover, new stitching. Tokyo: Suharaya, [1750]. First edition in Japanese, translated, revised, and with additional commentary by Irie Osamu (1699-1773), of this important astronomical and geographical text which exercised a profound influence on Japanese astronomy and geography. There was an extremely rare edition printed in China -- no copy seems to have survived in its native country -- in 1672 (or 1675). The first edition to be printed in Japan, in 1730, was issued in four volumes of which the first three were in Chinese and the supplementary fourth was in Japanese. This edition contains several new maps and there are, for the first time, three volvelles (two with two moving parts and the third with three moving parts). "Irie reprinted the eight original maps and printed revisions of all except the star map of the region of constant invisibility. If the original illustration or explanation was incorrect, he showed a corrected one (or one he thought was correct), basing his revisions on Shibukawa's Tenmon seisho zu."-Miyajima, p. 591. "The Tianjing huowen, brought to Japan about 1672-79, combined ancient Chinese theories, the theories of the natural philosopher Zhu Xi (1130-1200), and the recent philosophical opinions of Fang Yizhi (1611-71) with knowledge that had been obtained from the Jesuits. Although the Tianjing huowen did not receive much attention in China, it was widely available in Japan and inspired many explanatory and critical books, especially after Nishikawa Masayasu (1693-1756) published the first Japanese version in 1730. Of particular importance was its illustration of the stars around the South Pole, which had not been shown on previous celestial maps; the book therefore provided the Japanese with their first knowledge of such stars."--Miyajima, "Japanese Celestial Cartography before the Meiji Period" in History of Cartography, Vol. 2, No. 2, p. 585. This treatise was allowed to be imported into Japan and printed by the censors "because of its purely astronomical nature. Although it is in effect a treatise on Western astronomy, it contains no elements of Christianity. During the Tokugawa period everyone with an interest in astronomy read it."-Nakayama, A History of Japanese Astronomy, p. 101 (& see pp. 101-04). "The Chinese text most influential in Japan was the T'ien-ching huo-wen...authored by Yu I, who studied under the prominent scholar Hsiung Ming-yü, a close friend of the Portuguese Jesuit Manoel Dias (1574-1648)...The T'ien-ching huo-wen was brought to Japan after its first printing in China and was already widely known before the first Japanese reprint appeared in 1730...Very popular among Japanese intellectuals, it was reprinted many times with commentaries and was viewed as a classic in astronomy -- partly because of the scarcity of such works."-Sugimoto & Swain, Science & Culture in Traditional Japan, p. 261. Harumi Shibukawa (1639-1715), "one of the greatest astronomers to have lived in Japan" (Miyajima, p. 588), based his knowledge of Western astronomy entirely on the Chinese edition of the present text; he was "especially impressed by its clear explanation, using a geometrical model, of eclipses, which he had never found in Chinese calendrical writings."-D.S.B., XII, p. 404. Tienjing Huowen is partly based on the work of the Jesuit scholars in China, members of the Jesuit missions sent from Rome from the sixteenth century onwards. Matteo Ricci and Ferdinand Verbiest were the most notable of these missionary-scientists who brought western knowledge of astronomy and other disciplines to China. The identification of the South Polar stars, particularly the South Star (sigma Octanis), barely visible to the naked eye and sitting directly overhead the Earth's South Pole, is important. Knowing its location is the key to understanding the workings of all the stars of the Southern Hemisphere since it is the South Star that these stars circle every night. This information is crucial for navigation and map-making. The geographical maps are of particular interest: four separate maps form a double-hemisphere world map, including a southern hemisphere with a very distinctively shaped Australia joined to a southern continent. The celestial and world maps here are entirely based on the work of Ricci and Verbiest. A very fine and fresh set, preserved in a box. ❧ D.S.B., XV, p. 733. .

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        A Natural History of Birds: The most of which have not hitherto been figured or described, and the rest, by Reason of obscure, or too brief Descriptions, without Figures, or of Figures very ill defign'd, are hitherto but little known. Part III

      London: Printed for the Author at the College of Physicians in Warwick Lane. 1750. First printing. Hardcover. Very Good. First edition, 1750. Hardcover 4to bound in full green straight grain morocco with Greek key border on orange onlay, and other decorative flourishes: gilt spine compartments and dentelles, all edges gilt. 11.75 x 9.5 inches. Part III only, containing plates 105-157, 51 plates in all. Plates are large and wonderfully hand colored. Binding is very good with some darkening around the edges, rubbing to edges, and some discoloration to the rear board from water exposure. Rear flyleaf with a tidemark, though no dampstaining to plates or contents. Contents very good+ with an occasional touch of foxing, as to be expected. Bookplate of Edgar Atheling Drummond on the front pastedown. A wonderful volume from the historic and rare set.

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        Telliamed: or, Discourse between and Indian Philosopher and a French Missionary, on the diminution of the sea, the formation of the Earth, the origin of Men and Animals. And other Curious Subjects, relating to Natural History and Philosophy. Being a translation from the French original of Mr. Maillet, Author of the Description of Egypt

      London: Printed for T. Osborne, in Gray's-Inn, 1750. First English Edition, title slightly soiled and repaired on inner blank margin, some browning of the text, lii, 284 pp., modern half calf, 5 raised bands, gilt motifs in compartments, morocco crimson label with title in gilt. The author was a diplomat, stationed in Cairo, Leghorn, the Levant and the Barbary States. He used his spare time to execute accurate field observations and developed a radical thesis that allowed for the evolution of the earth's crust, and the formation of modern topography through marine erosion. He also addressed the evolution of mankind. "This curious work written by M. de Maillet, whose name is concealed in the word 'Telliamed'. It is supposed to have suggested to Mr. [Charles] Darwin his celebrated theory." - Sabin. Sabin, 43892.

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        Plan van de Actie voorgevallen tusschen de geallieerde Armee en die der Franschen, by de Stad Luyk. op den 11. October. 1746." Lageplan mit Umgebung bis Lüttich und Truppenaufstellungen der Schlacht vom 11. Oktober 1746

      Aquarellierte Federzeichnung des in Utrecht tätigen Zeichners O. W. Falck 9. Dezember 1750. 38x52 cm. - Truppenaufstellungen der Schlacht im Österreichischen Erbfolgekrieg zwischen den siegreichen Franzosen unter Moritz von Sachsen und den Österreichern unter Karl von Lothringen. Rechts handschriftliche Legende A - K, dekoratives Blatt in schöner Farbgebung mit Windrose. Eckabrisse links mit Ergänzung der Zeichnung restauriert, kurze Randeinrisse und längerer Einriss in der Umrandungslinie restauriert.

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        Patrona de Madrid restituida.Poema Heroyco a la Antiquissima y Milagrosa.Imagen de Nuestra Señora de Atocha Segunda impression añadida,dedicada al Angel del Apocaliypsi San Vicente Ferrer

      Antonio Marín, Madrid 1750 - pergamino con cierres de laceria papel de hilo muy limpio, bellisima anteportada grabada. . 340 págs.

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        Institutiones Calculi Differentialis cum eius usu in Analysi Finitorum ac Doctrina Serierum.St. Petersburg: Academiae Imperialis Scientiarum, 1755.

      An exceptional copy, uncut in half red morocco, of Euler's monumental work on analysis, "the first textbook on the differential calculus which has any claim to be regarded as complete" (Ball). <br/><br/> &#10087; Landmark Writings in Western Mathematics, no. 14; Norman 733<br/><br/> The work is divided into two parts. In the first part, consisting of nine chapters, Euler "attempts to place differential calculus on a more rigorous basis... He rejects geometry as the proper foundation, emphasizing instead algebraic functions and arithmetic. He begins with the calculus of finite differences, treating differential calculus as a limiting case, arising when differences approach <i>0</i>. In an effort to address earlier criticisms of the calculus, largely aimed at the concept of infinitesimals, he sets all infinitesimals precisely at <i>0</i>, then elaborates a calculus of 'zeroes of different order,' <i>dx<sup>2</sup></i>, for instance, being a zero of higher order than <i>dx</i>. He also develops methods of differentiation through substitution of variables, and proves Nikolaus Bernoulli's theorem on the irrelevance of the order of partial differentiation" (Parkinson, <i>Breakthroughs</i>, p. 175). Other important results derived by Euler in the first Part include his famous theorem on homogeneous functions, and the condition for a differential to be exact. <br/><br/> The second part, consisting of eighteen chapters, is devoted to the applications of differential calculus to the theory of infinite series. The first four chapters treat the general theory of finite and infinite series, and methods of expressing given functions as series, including but not limited to Taylor's series (Chapter 4 contains the first example, in print, of a Fourier series). In chapters 5 and 6 Euler presents his way of finding sums of series, both finite and infinite, via his discovery of the Euler-Maclaurin summation formula. Chapter 9 deal with Newton's method, and improvements thereof, for solving nonlinear equations. Chapters 10 and 11 apply differential calculus to the determination of maxima and minima of functions (of one and several variables), Chapter 12 with criteria for algebraic equations to have only real roots, and Chapter 15 with the indeterminate forms <i>0/0</i>, <i>&infin;/ &infin;</i> and <i>&infin;</i> <i>- &infin;</i>. <br/><br/> "The entire exposition has an abstract arithmetic-algebraic character, and not without pride Euler wrote in its introduction: 'all the exposition is bounded in the frame of pure analysis, so for the exposition of all the rules we did not use even one figure' ... such an exposition, thanks to the emancipation of the analysis from geometrical and mechanical ideas, liberates it from erroneous conclusions imposed by them... [It was also] a model for the future books on analysis and prepared the way for its arithmetization. At the same time [the present work] became a mine of concepts for several generations of mathematicians in the 18th and 19th centuries, for example, asymptotic developments, divergent series, and the zeta-function" (<i>Landmark Writings</i>, pp. 196-7). <br/><br/> Euler started writing this work in St. Petersburg and completed it in Berlin some twenty years later in 1750, but a further five years elapsed before its publication under the auspices of the St. Petersburg Academy. <br/><br/> W. W. Rouse Ball, <i>A Short Account of the History of Mathematics</i>, Macmillan, 1888, p. 368; S. S. Demidov in <i>Landmark Writings in Western Mathematics</i>, Chapter 14; A. P. Youschkevitch in DSB IV 477; Norman 733.. Large 4to (270 x 215 mm), uncut in contemporary half red morocco with raised bands and elabroate spine gilting [some light wear to capitals and corners but firm and unrepaired], pp. xxiv, 880. Old oval stamp partially erased from front paste down. Very rare in such fine good condition

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        The Dutch Fortune-Teller: Discovering XXXVI several Questions. Which Old and Young, Married Men and Women, Batchelors and Maids, Delight to be Resolved of. Brought into England by John Booker

      London: Printed and sold at the Printing-Office in Bow Church-Yard. [c. 1750]. Folio, 40pp., 10 plates on 5 leaves of engraved fortune wheels and globes, large woodcut vignette on title-page, text leaves with typographical ornaments, B1-B2 with lower margin closely shaved (effecting signature and catchword), several short tears to fore-edges, a couple of larger tears repaired, some light browning, nineteenth-century wrappers, a little worn. This book includes tables and instructions on how to cast your own fortune, beginning with a set of 36 questions divided into three sections headed &quot;General&quot;, &quot;Merry Questions for Men and Batchelors only&quot; &amp; &quot;For Women, and Maidens&quot;. Two Dice are then thrown; the resulting sum is then referred to the set of fortune wheels and globes, which then redirect the player to one of the 396 answers which are all in verse. The answers vary from the humorous (&quot;Your Husband will be very old, Of Features grim and Nature cold; With rotten Teeth, and stinking Breath, That you each Day will wish his Death&quot;) to the moral (&quot;Spare thy Labour, and thy Cost, For the Ting that thou hast lost; Do not cast good after bad; For the thing will ne&apos;er be had&quot;). &quot;In 1650 he published &apos;The Dutch Fortune-Teller&apos;... Egyptian in origin, it had been carried to Germany by an Ottoman ambassador and translated into German. Booker complained that many treated it merely as a jest; he stopped short of endorsing it, but suggested it might be seen as a form of natural magic, and similar to some of the writings of Dr Robert Fludd&quot;. First published in 1650 with further editions up to 1766 (all are rare), ESTC tentatively gives a date of 1750 for this edition.

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        MISCELLANIES In PROSE And VERSE

      Oxford Printed:: And Delivered by Mr Dodsley in Pall-Mall, Mr Clements in Oxford, and Mr Frederick in Bath,. 1750.. 8vo. [a]^4 [-a1, presumed a blank, or half-title leaf] b - g^4 B - 3E^4 3F^4 [-3F4, presume a blank]. 8-1/8" x 4-3/4". 1st edition. lv, [1 (blank)], 405, [1 (blank) pp.. A bespoke tan quarter-leather binding, with marbled paper boards, titled as Vol 5, of an early owner&#39;s library.. General binding wear. Joints a bit tender. PO bookplate: "J.. Gulston, 1768". A VG copy.. Head- tailpieces.

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        Lettera apologetica dell' esercitato Accademico della Crusca contenente la difesa del libro intitolato Lettere d'una Peruana, per rispetto alla supposizione de'quipu, scritta alla duchessa di s****e dalla medesima fatta pubblicare

      [Gennaro Morelli], Napoli 1750 - First edition, 4to, pp. [14], 320, [14]; text partially in black letter, engraved vignette (device of the Accademia della Crusca) on title page printed in sanguine, title page otherwise printed in 4 colors; 3 hand- colored folding plates of the quipus (1 also printed in red and green); engraved ititials and headpieces; contemporary full mottled calf, gilt spine, red morocco label, modern quarter brown morocco clamshell box with gilt spine, red morocco label. Sabin 40560: "This letter from a learned academician of the Della Crusca, contains a defense of Madame de Grafigny, "Letters from a Peruvian Princess," published in 1747, wherein the author speakls of the extensive use of the quipus by the Peruvians.""The mysterious science of the quipus . supplied the Peruvians with the means of communicating their ideas to one another, and of transmitting them to future generations."The quipu was a cord about two feet long, composed of different colored threads tightly twisted together, from which a quantity of small threads were suspended in the manner of a fringe. The threads were of different colors and were tied into knots. The word quipu, indeed, signifies a knot. The colors denoted sensible objects; as, for instance, white represented silver, and yellow, gold. They sometimes stood for abstract ideas. Thus white signified peace, and red, war. But the quipus were chiefly used for arithemetical purposes. The knots served instead of ciphers, and could be combined in such a manner as to represent numbers to any amount they required. By means of these they went through their calculatrions with great rapidity, and the Spaniards who first visited the country bear testimony to their accuracy."Officers were established in each of the districts, who, under the title of quipucamayus, or 'keepers of the quipus,' were required to furnish the government with information on various important matters. One had charge of the revenues, reported the quantity of raw material distributed among the laborers, the quality and quantity of the fabrics made from it, and the amount of stores, of various kinds, paid into the royal magazines. Another exhibited the register of births and deaths, the marriages, the number of those qualified to bear arms, and the like details in reference to the population of the kingdom. These returns were annually forwarded to the capital, where they wre submitted to the inspection of officers acquainted with the art of deciphering these mystic records. The government was thus provided with a valuable mass of statistical information, and the skeins of many-colored threads, collected and carefully preserved, consittuted what might be called the national archives" (Prescott, Conquest of Peru, I, 118-9).Some wear along the upper joint, old ink inscription partially eradicated from the bottom margin of the title page, mild and occasional spotting; a very good copy of a rare book. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Dioptricae Pars prima ... De explicatione principorum; Pars secunda ... De constructione telescopiorum dioptricorum; Pars tertia ... De constructione microscopiorum.St. Petersburg: Imperial Academy of Sciences, 1769-1771.

      First edition, and a very fine copy, of Euler's rare work on optics, 'widely known and important in the physics of the eighteenth century' and which 'laid the foundations of the calculation of optical systems' (DSB). The first volume presents his general theory of optics, including his rejection of the Newtonian corpuscular theory of light in favour of a wave theory based upon an aetherial propagating medium, which led him to predict the possibility of constructing achromatic lenses. The second and third volumes discuss the construction of the telescope and the microscope. "Next to the lunar theory, the most important subject which exercised the genius of [18th century] mathematicians was the improvement of the achromatic telescope" (<i>Edinburgh Encyclopedia</i>, Vol. 6).<br/><br/> "In the second half of his life, from 1750 on and throughout his sixties, Leonhard Euler worked intensively on problems in geometric optics. His goal was to improve in several ways optical instruments, in particular, telescopes and microscopes. Besides the determination of the enlargement, the light intensity and the field of view, he was primarily interested in the deviations from the point-by-point imaging of objects (caused by the diffraction of light passing through as system of lenses), and also in the even less tractable deviations which arise from the spherical shape of the lenses... As was his custom, he collected his results in a grandly conceived textbook, the <i>Dioptrica</i> (1769-1771). This book deals with the determination of the path of a ray of light through a system of diffracting spherical surfaces, all of which have their centres on a line, the optical axis of the system. In a first approximation, Euler obtains the familiar formulae of elementary optics. In a second approximation he takes into account the spherical and chromatic aberrations" (Habicht). <br/><br/> "Since the time of Huygens and Newton theoretical optics had not progressed any further than applied optics. In particular no one had re-examined Newton's demonstration of the impossibility of correcting chromatic aberration in lenses. In Proposition III, Experiments 7 and 8 in his <i>Opticks</i>, Newton examined the possibility of suppressing chromatic aberration in telescope objectives by using a lens system consisting of two lenses of different refractive indices. The refrangibility of one substance cancelling the dispersion provoked by the other, one obtained at the end of the objective reconstituted white light, but this would only occur if he employed lenses of infinite focal length - an impossibility. This result caused him to abandon the refracting telescope and to construct a reflecting one. <br/><br/> "Newton's work had such authority that for more than thirty years no one thought of reviewing his conclusions. Physicists and mathematicians held to the opinion that it was impossible to make an achromatic lens by associating two different substances... [Euler] began at the point where Newton left off, and produced a lens-combination formed of two concave lenses whose intervening space was filled with water. Studying refraction in each medium and for each colour he showed that it was possible to correct colour dispersion and gave the corresponding formulae" (Dumas, <i>Scientific Instruments of the 17th and 18th Century and their Makers</i>, pp. 153-4). <br/><br/> <i>Becker Collection</i> 126; <i>British Optical Association Library and Museum Catalogue</i> I, p. 65; DSB IV, 482; Poggendorff I, 690; W. Habicht (ed.), <i>Opera Omnia</i> III-9 <i>Commentationes Opticae</i>.. Three volumes, large 4to (245 x 197 mm), pp. [iv], 337; [vi], 592 (recte 584, pagination jumps 240-249 but signatures Gg4-Hh1 continuous); [viii], 440, with six folding engraved plates. Contemporary calf with raised bands and gilt spine labels. A fine and clean set

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        HORTUS NITIDISSIMIS ... : Fritellaria I; Viperino Flore. [and] Fritellaria II; Aquitanica (print)

      Original hand-coloured engraving drawn by "E" 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.

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        RECUEIL DAUCUNS NOTABLES ARRESTS DONNEZ EN LA COUR DE PARLEMENT DE PARIS. Pris des Mémoires de feu Monsieur Maistre Georges LOÜET, conseiller du Roy en icelle. Reveu & augmenté de plusieurs Arrests intervenus depuis les Impressions précédentes, & d'autres notables Décisions, par feu Maistre Julien Brodeau, advocat en Parlement.

      1750 - Paris, Rocolet, Foucault, Guignard, 1668. Fort volume in-folio (230 X 390) veau fauve brun, dos six nerfs, caissons dorés ornés de fers d'angle et fleuron central, larges dentelles dorées en queue et en tête, titre doré, tranches jaspées en rouge (reliure de l'époque) ; (6) ff. d'avis, titre, dédicace, table des titres et chapitres, privilège, 1030 pages, (31) ff. de table et privilège, (4) pages de consultation et approbation des anciens avocats du Parlement. Ex-libris armorié «De la bibliothèque de M. de Lamothe, avocat de Bordeaux », et ex-libris manuscrit du même sur le titre. Coiffes habilement refaites, angles restaurés. Ex-libris manuscrit en marge du titre, importante note manuscrite ancienne sur le premier contreplat datée du «18 avril 1715 ». Quelques cernes de mouillure claire en marge de quelques feuillets. NOUVELLE ET DERNIÈRE ÉDITION de cet IMPORTANT ET L'UN DES MEILLEURS RECUEILS DE JURISPRUDENCE du Parlement de Paris. Si Bruneau, dans son "Traité des Criées", prétend que le président Séguier fit des notes sur les arrêts de Louët, et que ce fut ces notes que Julien Brodeau augmenta, Henrys, au contraire, fait grand cas de Brodeau : «Brodeau a joint l'usage à l'étude, et l'application du barreau à l'étude des bons livres ; on ne peut mieux employer le temps qu'à lire ce qu'il nous a laissé des remarques par lui faites ; si le recueil de M. Louët est de soi recommandable, il ne l'est pas moins par le commentaire ». (Camus & Dupin, "Bibliothèque choisie des livres de droit", 878). AGRÉABLE EXEMPLAIRE. NICE COPY. PICTURES AND MORE DETAILS ON REQUEST.

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        Lageplan des Wublitz-Sees mit Umgebung und den Orten Marquardt, Leest, Grube und Potsdam-Bornim. Eingezeichnet sind die Stationen eines militärischen Manövers des 1740 geschaffenen Füsilier-Regiments von Münchow No. 36

      Aquarellierte Federzeichnung um 1750. 46.5x68 cm. - Das militärische Manöver zeigt die Überquerung des Sees an seiner schmalsten Stelle durch Erstellung einer Pontonbrücke. Der Plan zeigt die Situation vor Erstellung der Brücke, ein an der Stelle aufgeklebtes und aufklappbares Papier den Zustand nach Erstellung der Brücke. Das Manöver wird in einer handschriftlichen Legende links ausführlich erläutert. Interessantes dekoratives Blatt in schönen Farben.

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        Manuskript-Karte des Gebietes um die Orte Wodnan und Protiwin mit dem Gebiet bis zur Moldau

      Federzeichnung um 1750. 44.5x60 cm. - In schwarz und rot auf stärkerem Zeichenpapier ausgeführt, einzelne Teile wie der Flusslauf der Moldau und Truppenaufstellungen in Bleistift vorgezeichnet. Knicke durch alte Faltung.

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        A Naval Expositor, Shewing and Explaining the Words and Terms of Art Belonging to the Parts, Qualities, and proportions of Building, Rigging, furnishing & Fitting a Ship for Sea... Together with the Titles of all the Inferior Officers... With an Abridgement of the Respective Duties

      Lon., 1750.. b/w engravings throughout. An interesting and beautifully produced book, with a single vertical engraved impression in every margin, each with as many as a half dozen small engravings, plus the engraved entry words. The book predates Falconer&#146;s Universal Dictionary by nearly 20 years, and was certainly a source for Falconer. Not in NMM Catalog. Roeding I, 118 calls it the best English nautical dictionary before Falconer. Scott p. 261. Craig pp. 12-13. Rare, being the first and only edition of Blankley&#146;s only book. Rebacked in calf over old marbled boards, with spine label. A very nice copy.

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        Writing and Drawing made Easy, Amusing and Instructive. Containing The Whole Alphabet in all the Characters now used Both in Printing and Penmanship; Each illustrated by Emblematic Devices and Moral Copies, Calculated for the Use of Schools, and Curiously Engraved, by the Best Hands.

      London. Printed and Sold by T. Bellamy at Kingston upon Thames; as also by most of the Book-sellers and Print-sellers in Town and Country. No date [circa 1750/60]. - 2 engraved leaves, 2 pages letterpress, 48 engraved leaves. Contemporary full red morocco, gilt. Oblong 4to. 17.4 x 19.8 cm. Ownership name of Sarah E. Harvey, 1819 to front endpaper. Title label lost from spine; binding repaired; piece missing from front free endpaper; 2 leaves, being the engraved descriptive leaves for 'The Grass-hopper' and 'A Zealot' restored where a part of the engraved text has been lost; several tears professionally closed; some spotting and marking. Else a very good copy of rare, early, and highly attractive alphabet. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Dialoghi sopra la luce, i colori e l'attraziane.

      Sans nom 1750 - Berlin, s. n., 1750. In 8 de XI-349pp., reliure en plein veau brun de l'époque, dos à 5 nerfs, orné de caissons dorés avec des fleurons dorés légèrement passés, coiffe supérieure réparée, pièce de titre de maroquin rouge, titre doré, légère petite fente sur la longueur du dos, deux coins émoussés, rousseurs éparses, coupes noircies, tranches rouges, agréable et bel exemplaire de cet ouvrage prisé et recherché. L'Oeuvre fut écrite entre Paris et Bologne à partir de 1733, elle fut de nombreuses fois reprise, corrigée, perfectionnée aussi bien dans le contenu que dans le style. Ce texte est une tentative réussie d'exposer à un large public, surtout et principalement féminin, les découvertes d'Isaac Newton. Francesco Algarotti (1712-1764), natif de Venise, fut conseiller de Frédéric II de Prusse durant sept ans, ambassadeur spécial de ce dernier et également d'Auguste III de Saxe, dont il devint conseiller artistique, achetant de très nombreuses oeuvres d'art pour la Galerie d'Art de Dresde. Lors de ses séjours en France, il devint un intime de Maupertuis et fut très lié à Voltaire et à Madame du Châtelet (qui regrettera de ne pas être dédicataire de ce volume), à Londres il fréquenta Alexander Pope, parmi ses principales oeuvres, outre celle-ci, rappelons: ''Saggi sopra le belle arti'', "Viaggi di Russia'', ''Lettere sopra la pittura'', ''Il congresso di Citera''. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        "Lettera apologetica dell' esercitato Accademico della Crusca contenente la difesa del libro intitolato Lettere d'una Peruana, per rispetto alla supposizione de'quipu, scritta alla duchessa di s****e dalla medesima fatta pubblicare"

      Gennaro Morelli Napoli: [Gennaro Morelli]. 1750. "First edition, 4to, pp. [14], 320, [14]; text partially in black letter, engraved vignette (device of the Accademia della Crusca) on title page printed in sanguine, title page otherwise printed in 4 colors; 3 hand- colored folding plates of the quipus (1 also printed in red and green); engraved ititials and headpieces; contemporary full mottled calf, gilt spine, red morocco label, modern quarter brown morocco clamshell box with gilt spine, red morocco label. Sabin 40560: ""This letter from a learned academician of the Della Crusca, contains a defense of Madame de Grafigny, ""Letters from a Peruvian Princess,"" published in 1747, wherein the author speakls of the extensive use of the quipus by the Peruvians."" ""The mysterious science of the quipus ... supplied the Peruvians with the means of communicating their ideas to one another, and of transmitting them to future generations. ""The quipu was a cord about two feet long, composed of different colored threads tightly twisted together, from which a quantity of small threads were suspended in the manner of a fringe. The threads were of different colors and were tied into knots. The word quipu, indeed, signifies a knot. The colors denoted sensible objects; as, for instance, white represented silver, and yellow, gold. They sometimes stood for abstract ideas. Thus white signified peace, and red, war. But the quipus were chiefly used for arithemetical purposes. The knots served instead of ciphers, and could be combined in such a manner as to represent numbers to any amount they required. By means of these they went through their calculatrions with great rapidity, and the Spaniards who first visited the country bear testimony to their accuracy. ""Officers were established in each of the districts, who, under the title of quipucamayus, or 'keepers of the quipus,' were required to furnish the government with information on various important matters. One had charge of the revenues, reported the quantity of raw material distributed among the laborers, the quality and quantity of the fabrics made from it, and the amount of stores, of various kinds, paid into the royal magazines. Another exhibited the register of births and deaths, the marriages, the number of those qualified to bear arms, and the like details in reference to the population of the kingdom. These returns were annually forwarded to the capital, where they wre submitted to the inspection of officers acquainted with the art of deciphering these mystic records. The government was thus provided with a valuable mass of statistical information, and the skeins of many-colored threads, collected and carefully preserved, consittuted what might be called the national archives"" (Prescott, Conquest of Peru, I, 118-9). Some wear along the upper joint, old ink inscription partially eradicated from the bottom margin of the title page, mild and occasional spotting; a very good copy of a rare book. "

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        Hodierna Sedes Electoris Palatini Manheimium... Teils kolor. Kupferstich von Homanns Erben. Nürnberg, um 1750. 48 x 57,5 cm.

      Kolorierter Befestigungsgrundriß, darunter Gesamtansicht (11,5 x 57,5 cm) von der Rheinseite aus.

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