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        Rosa IV, The Single Eglatine or Sweet Briarbush [Pl. 42]

      Nuremberg: [no date but circa 1750-1762]. Etching, with engraving, coloured by hand, by J.M. Seligmann. Very good condition. 11 3/4 x 8 3/8 inches. 21 1/2 x 14 3/4 inches. A very fine image from the work described by Dunthorne as 'one of the finest records of the cultivated flowers of the period' and by Blunt (p. 166) as 'one of the most decorative florilegia of the mid-eighteenth century.' A complete copy of this work sold for almost $1,000,000 in London in 2002. The great characteristic of this beautiful plate, from Trew's Hortus Nitidissimus, is the way in which the watercolour and bodycolour painting almost entirely eclipses the engraved lines. Although the work was actually started by Johann Michael Seligmann (1720-1762), the engravings were based on the collection of flower drawings owned by the botanist and bibliophile Christoph Trew, a distinguished physician of Nuremberg. Georg Ehret (1708-1770), who enjoyed Trew's patronage from 1732 and traveled widely on his behalf before settling in London in 1736, produced the designs for 40 of the eventual total of 188 plates. The remainder were drawn up by a team of local artists, including J.C. Keller, Professor of Drawing at Erlangen University, the court painter Nikolaus Eisenberger, and A.L. Wirsing. Cf. Brunet V, 943; cf. Dunthorne 310; cf. Great Flower Books (1990) p. 144; cf. Harvard Arnold, p. 700; cf. Johnston Cleveland 493; cf. Nissen BBI 1995; cf. Pritzel 9500

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        Misse, haer korte uyt-legginghe, ende godtvruchtige oeffeninghen onder de selve en eenige besondere zegeninghen, en het ghebruyck der HH. Sacramenten. Soo die in de ... Roomsche Kercke ge-oeffnet worden. Den twaelfsten druck verbetert en vermeerdert met eenige lof sangen, van nieuws oversien, en van veele fouten gecorrigeert

      Antwerpen, Verdussen um 1750. 13 cm. (92), 486, (6) Seiten mit Kupfertitel und 37 blattgroßen Textkupfern. Festeinband, Halbledereinband der Zeit mit dreiseitigem Goldschnitt und Messingschließen - Enthält und a.: Zeremonie der Messe, Beichte, Bußpsalmen, Begräbnis-Zeremonie, Psalmen. Die Kupfer zeigen den Ablauf der Messe. Jeder Darstellung der Zeremonie ist eine kleinere Darstellung aus der Passionsgeschichte zugeordnet. Ecken bestoßen, fehlt 1 Schließhaken, Blattränder stellenweise fingerfleckig - Sprache / Language: Niederländisch / Dutch -

      [Bookseller: Wenner Antiquariat]
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      - de que he singular Patrona, e Titular N.S. DOS MARTIRES. DEVEDIDA EM DOUS TOMOS, TOMO PRIMEIRO [e único publicado] EM QUE SE TRATA DA SUA ORIGEM, e antiguidade, e se mostra a sua Primasia, a respeito das mais paroquias da mesma Cidade. QUE ESCREVEO, Religioso Capucho da Provincia do Rio de Janeiro. LISBOA : Na Officina de IGNACIO RODRIGUES. Anno de 1750. In 8º de 20,5x14,5 cm. Com [XXXVI] – 531 pags. Único tomo publicado. Magnifica encadernação da época inteira de chagrin vermelho, fino carmim escuro, decoração a ouro de duas rodas com festões, quatro florões nos cantos das pastas e rosácea ao centro. Lombada ricamente dourada. Corte das folhas brunido a ouro fino e cinzelado. Estimado e muito procurado. Exemplar que pertenceu a Oliveira Martins, com a sua pertença ao alto do frontispício. Curiosamente esta obra escapou ao conhecimento de Borba de Moraes, que descreve outras obras do autor. Samodães 820. "Estimada e pouco vulgar." Inocêncio: I, 301. "FR. APOLLINARIO DA CONCEIÇÃO, Franciscano da provincia da Conceição do Rio de Janeiro, cujo habito vestiu a 3 de Septembro de 1711. Conservou se sempre no estado de leigo, sem querer receber a ordem sacerdotal: mas foi Procurador Geral, e Chronista da sua Provincia. N. em Lisboa a 23 de Julho de 1692, e parece que ainda vivia no Brasil em 1759. Demonstração historica da primeira e real Parochia de Lisboa de que é singular patrona N. Senhora dos Martyres. Tomo I, O tomo II não se publicou. Das numerosas obras d’este filho de S. Francisco é a Demonstração Historica a mais bem aceita e procurada. Eu tenho d’ella um exemplar comprado por 480 réis, mas sei, que alguns já foram vendidos a 600 e 720 réis; e tambem vi não ha muito tempo vender na feira do campo de S. Anna um por 120 réis, alias soffrivelmente conservado. O estylo e linguagem d’estas obras nem sempre são puros e correctos, como seria para desejar, e bem mostram que seu auctor escrevia de curiosidade, faltando lhe os estudos necessarios. Mas para resgatar este defeito offerecem muitas noticias locaes, e particularidades ás vezes interessantes. Pelo que não pode reputar se inutil a lição d’ellas, tanto para os portuguezes, como para os brasileiros com quem o auctor viveu por muitos annos." Location/localizacao: 7-A4-C-2

      [Bookseller: Livraria Castro e Silva]
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        The Natural History of Barbados

      London.: Author, 1750 In Ten Books. The Large Paper Copy. In contemporary paneled calf, heavily marked, modern antique style re-back with gilt tooling and titles in gilt to maroon leather labels, and repairs to outer corners. Internally, thick blue marbled endpapers, hinges strengthened, [16], (vii), [1], [1], 2-250, 251-254, 251-314 pp, [20], notes index and addenda, 1 map, 30 engraved copper plates, 5 illustrations within text, many engraved initials, head and tail pieces, some light browning throughout, and occasional minor stains, occasional heavy offsetting, a few pinhead wormholes to lower inner margins, aeg, ink dedication to ffep, the double paged map is by Thomas Jefferys 43*36cm), includes the interesting 10 page list of subscribers showing some from Virginia. (Folio 41*26 cm) (ESTC T147028. Nissen 950. Sabin 33582. Hunt 536) Hughes, (bap. 1707, d. 1758?), Church of England clergyman and naturalist, published 4 Welsh books in America. Whilst in Barbados, Hughes developed the idea of publishing a book on the island's natural history. In 1743 he visited London with the intention of promoting this work and ingratiated himself with the leading scientists of the day, men such as Sir Hans Sloane and Martin Folkes. Before returning home, he had arranged for the leading artist George Dionysius Ehret to prepare plates for his book. See ODNB.

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        The Spirit of Laws

      London: for J. Nourse, and P. Vaillant,, 1750. Translated from the French … With Corrections and Additions communicated by the Author. 2 volumes, octavo. Contemporary calf, neatly rebacked to style with smooth gilt spine with red morocco lettering-pieces and green morocco numbering-pieces, marbled boards, vellum tips. With advert leaf at end of Vol. I. Quire H, vol. II, shorter at foot and evidently supplied or trimmed at an early date, probably at the time of first binding. Boards a little rubbed, the occasional trivial mark internally, but an excellent copy. First English edition. One of the central texts in the history of 18th-century thought, L'Esprit des Loix was a huge influence both on English law, especially as mediated by William Blackstone, and on those who framed the American Constitution. Blackstone's Commentaries, Hamilton's Federalist Papers and Tocqueville's Democracy in America are all thoroughly imbued with Montesquieu's theories. In particular, Montesquieu is credited with the idea that the powers of government should be separated and balanced in order to guarantee the freedom of the individual, a key concept in the creation of the US Constitution. No English language edition was published in America until 1802. The translation is by the prolific Irish-born author and skilful translator of works mostly from the French Thomas Nugent (c.1700–1772).

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        Catalogus Bibliothecae Bunauianae

      [Compiled by Johannes Michael Francke]. Engraved vignettes on each title. Three vols. bound in seven. Thick large 4to, cont. half-sheep & paste-paper boards (heads of spines, several joints, & several corners a little worn), spines gilt, red & green morocco lettering pieces on spines. Leipzig: Widow of B.C. Fritsch, 1750-51-52-53-55-56-56. A fine set, compiled by Johann Michael Francke (1717-75); this is an extraordinarily rare and important library catalogue. Ebert has described this as an "unsurpassed masterpiece" and Bogeng called it " the best catalogue of a German eighteenth-century private library." "This catalogue describes the library (42,000 volumes) of Count Heinrich von Bünau, the Saxon statesman and historian (1697-1762). Although it remained unfinished, it is a model of its kind. Three sections were completed, comprising bibliography, 'historia literaria,' ancient authors, universal history, geography, genealogy, heraldry, chronology, and writers on ecclesiastical history. All the same, it was extremely useful. Independent publications, single articles in periodicals, and even bibliographical references to books on special subjects not contained in the library were included. The great J.J. Winckelmann, who was the Count's secretary and librarian from 1748 to 1754, may have had some share in the cataloguing. The bibliographical system of Francke, on which his catalogue is based, was much appreciated. He later became librarian of the Elector's library at Dresden."-Grolier Club, Bibliography, 104. Bünau formed his library as an aid to his studies of German history, resulting in his "German Imperial History" (1728-43), which made him one of the founders of modern German historiography. He devised a bibliographical system for his library which Francke (1717-1775) applied to his catalogue. Nice set with the stamp on each title of the city of Augsburg. Occasional foxing due to the quality of the paper. ❧ Peignot, p. 86-"Cet excellent catalogue...c'est un des monuments bibliographiques les plus curieux. Les titres des livres y sont parfaitement détaillées." Taylor, Book Catalogues, pp. 114, 119, 127, 182, 186, 197, 207, 227, 228, & 234. .

      [Bookseller: Jonathan A. Hill, Bookseller, Inc.]
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        The natural history of Barbados. In ten books. By the Reverend Mr. Griffith Hughes, . . . [Large-Paper Issue]

      London: printed for the author; and sold by most booksellers in Great Britain and Ireland, 1750. First Edition. Three-Quarter Sheep. Near Fine. A spectacularly oversized example, with vast margins, of the scarce large-paper issue of perhaps the most important botanical work on Barbados, a book to "place beside Catesby's Natural History" (Hunt), sumptuously produced and beautifully illustrated. Folio: [4], vii, [13], 250, *251-*254, 251-314, [20]pp, complete with 30 full-page copper-engraved plates, many after Georg Dionysius Ehret (1710-1770); folding map of Barbados by Thomas Jeffreys (c.1719-1771), Geographer to King George III; several large engraved headpieces (including 'A Prospect of Bridge-Town in the Island of Barbadoes') and woodcut tailpieces and initials; list of subscribers and a slip containing errata to that list pasted to verso of p.vii (as called for in the Large Paper issue, but without the final errata leaf found in the ordinary paper issue). Rebound to style in three-quarter brown sheep over marbled boards, spine with six raised bands blind-tooled in compartments, original morocco gilt lettering piece laid down. Title page and several preliminary leaves with margins browned and edges expertly strengthened with Japanese tissue. Repaired closed tear to bottom margin of dedication leaf (not affecting text). Offsetting from plates; occasional light foxing or spotting, with somewhat stronger foxing to pp. 4-25 and *251-3 and plates 2 and 3. An excellent copy. Provenance: faded ink stamp of Lehigh University library, dated 1884, with manuscript deaccession note to top of title page (no other library marks anywhere!). Small round former owner's stamp with a monogram 'MB.' References: ESTC Citation No. T147029; Great Flower Books, p.60; Hunt 536; Nissen BBI 950; Sabin 33582; Wood p.393; Calmann Ehret: Flower Painter Extraordinary, p.67. The zoological and botanical plates are each dedicated to a patron or subscriber.& Hughes was rector of St. Lucy's parish in Barbados when he observed firsthand or collected reports from the field from "Persons of known Veracity" of every specimen described in his natural history. The work is primarily devoted to the island's botany and dendrology—of its twelve 'books', or chapters (not ten as stated on the title page), eight are dedicated to trees, shrubs, and plants, ordered into chapters according to physical appearance: Nuciferous (nut-bearing), Pomiferous (fruit-bearing), Pruniferous (bearing plum-like fruit), and the like. Hughes provides a physical description of each plant, followed by notes on the edibility of the fruit or nuts and its uses. Also included is a seven-page glossary of "Botanical and Technical Terms," supplied largely by "the accurate Mr. Miller of Chelsea" (presumably Philip Miller, author and foreman of the Chelsea Physic Garden). Among its many original contributions, the book is credited as the first to describe grapefruit and to coin the term 'yellow fever,' although the link to the mosquito came much later. Many of the finely engraved plates, which include depictions of palm trees, bananas, a pineapple, the male and female Pawpaw, some fishes and crustacea, are after drawings by one of the greatest 18th-century botanical painters, G. D. Ehret (Hunt speculates that a number of the unsigned plates may also be by or after Ehret). Each of the 30 plate is dedicated to a different patron and includes an engraved dedication with a coat of arms of the aristocratic or scholarly dedicatee.

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        The Works of James Thomson

      James Thomson, The Works of James Thomson, 1750Printed for A. Millar, London 1750, first edition in four volumes complete, engravings by S. F. Ravenet, French, born Paris, 1706. Bindings are in poor condition, book blocks very good and clean. More information and photos on request.

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        Tienjing Huowen [Questions and answers on astronomy]

      Japan,: circa, 1750.. Three volumes, small quarto; xylographically printed on folded sheets of Japanese paper, with 21 double-page and three full-page astronomical illustrations and maps, including three complete working volvelles; some light spotting, minor marginal worming to a few leaves in volumes 2 and 3; a near-fine set, sewn in the Japanese manner in original tan wrappers, printed paper labels a bit worn; in a modern slip case. Very rare: a classic and important astronomical and geographical text. This early treatise, deriving from a Chinese original, incorporates knowledge of the astronomy of the South Polar region and was the seminal work that 'provided the Japanese with their first knowledge of such stars...' (Kazuhiko Miyajima, "Japanese Celestial Cartography" in History of Cartography II, pp. 584 ff. & 592). A Chinese edition of 1675 is impossibly rare; the text was brought to Japan in the 1670s and the first Japanese edition appeared in 1730 with the present edition following around 1750. It was to have considerable influence on the development of Japanese astronomy, and particularly the work of Shibukawa Harumi: 'in his references to Western theory, Harumi based his information exclusively on "T'ien-ching huo-wen", by Yu I... Harumi was especially impressed by its clear explanation, using a geometrical model of eclipses, which he had never found in Chinese calendrical writings...' (DSB).Tienjing Huowen or "Questions and answers on astronomy" 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. This flow of knowledge from west to east illustrates the pivotal role the Jesuit missionaries played in bridging the far-flung intellectual zones of Rome, China and Japan throughout the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries.The book combines western science with ancient Chinese theory as expounded by the philosopher Zhu Xi (1130-1200), along with later opinions of Fang Yizhi (1611-71), with the astronomical and cartographic findings of Ricci and Verbiest. 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 (illustrated opposite) joined to a southern continent.The celestial and world maps here are entirely based on the work of Ricci and Verbiest. The Italian-born Matteo Ricci was the first Jesuit to arrive in China, in 1583. Appointed as court mathematician, he worked over the next twenty-seven years making western developments in mathematics available to the Chinese. He introduced trigonometric and astronomical instruments; he translated the first six books of Euclid into Chinese and is still remembered in China today for his contribution to astronomical knowledge. 'Probably no European name of past centuries is so well known in China as that of Li-ma-teu (Ricci Matteo)...' (Encyclopedia Britannica). He also published the first maps of China ever available to the West. The Flemish-born Ferdinand Verbiest, Ricci's successor, also a Jesuit scholar, was highly efficient in the use of astronomical instruments as well as in in map making, and was fluent in Chinese. 'From about 1600 until the suppression in 1773, Jesuits were practically the sole source of Chinese knowledge about Western astronomy, geometry and trigonometry. Appointments in the Astronomical Bureau provided the Jesuits with access to the ruling elite...' (Highet, The Art of Teaching). Verbiest became director of the Beijing observatory, and a close friend of the Kangxi emperor (1662-1722) who required maps of his empire and the world beyond.DSB, XII, 404 & XV, 733; M. Sugimoto & D.L. Swain, 'Science and Culture in Traditional Japan', pp. 261 & 348 f.

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        Mineralogie, oder Mineralreich

      Berlin: C. G. Nicolai, 1750 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. 1st Edition. 12mo - over 6¾ - 7¾" tall. 12mo. (48), 600, (32) pp., with 1 folding engraved plate. Contemporary calf, gilt spine with label. ---- DSB XIV, p. 144; Hoover 861.- First German edition of this important mineralogical classic "Mineralogia, eller Mineralriket" first published in Swedish in 1747. Johann Gottschalk Wallerius (1709-1785) was physician, resp. professor of chemistry, mineralogy and pharmacy at the University of Uppsala. "His researches led to 'Mineralogia', 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 systematically. Wallerius' clear and precise descriptions, which gave more weight to essential chemical properties than to exterior appearance, opened a new epoch in mineralogy"..

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      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, in 2 parts, 1750. 8vo, 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. POSTAGE AT COST.

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        The Mirror of Stones: in Which the Nature, Generation, Properties, Virtues and Various Species of More Than 200 Different Jewels, Precious and Rare Stones, are Distinctly Described

      London: For J. Freeman, 1750. . Also certain and infallible rules to know the good from the bad, how to prove their venuiness and to distinguish the real from counterfeits. Extracted from the works of Aristotle, Pliny, Isodorus, Dionysius Alexandrinus, Albertus Magnus, & c. A treatise of infinite use, not only for jewelers, lapidaries, and merchants who trade in them, but to the nobility and gentry who purchase them either for curiosity, use or ornament. Dedicated by the author to Caesar Borgia, now first translated into English.xiv, 15-160pp [NOTE: Incorrect pagination. Pagination after page 119 begins with page 200 through 240 which is incorrect. Pagination should be paged 120 through 160]. bound in contemporary calf, professionally rebacked to style, raised bands ruled in gilt, red leather label gilt, gilt morocco bookplate of known collector F.B. Lorch. A very nice copy of the scarce work without foxing. [Sinkankas 3896]. First Edition.

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        L'Esprit des Loix, ou du Rapport que les Loix doivent avoir avec la Constitution de chaque Gouvernement, les Moeurs, le Climat, la Religion, & le Commerce, etc. A quoi l'Auteur a ajoute des recherches nouvelles sur les Loix Romaines touchant les successions, sur les Loix Françoises, & sur les Loix Féodales. Nouvelle Edition, Corrigee par l'Auteur, and augmentee d'une Table des Matiers, et d'une Carte Geographique, pour servir a l'intelligence des articles qui concernent le Commerce

      Geneva. Chez Barrillot et Fils. 1750. Bound in full period calfskin. Gilt ruled spine compartments with gilt tooled fleural motifs. Raised bands. Gilt titles. Marbled endsheets. 12mo. ( 6.5" x 4.0" ) Nouvelle Edition. Illustrated with the scarce folding map of the world - Carte pour Intelligence... One of the most remarkable works of the 18th century. First published in Geneva in 1748, De 'Esprit des Loix ( The spirit of Law ) consists of six main sections, the first dealing with law in general and different forms of government, and the second with the means of government, military matters, taxtion and so on. The third deals with national character and the effect on it of climate. The fourth and fifth deal with economic matters and religion; the last is an appendix on law- Roman, feudal and modern French. The scheme that emerges of a liberal benevolent monarchy limited by safegards on individual iberty was to prove immensely influential. Montesquieu's theories ( as set forth in this work ) underlay the thinking which led up to the American and French revolutions, and the United States Constitution in particular is a lasting tribute to the principles he advocated. - Printing and the Mind of Man 197. Covers rubbed. Most corners worn through. Hinges a bit tender but firm. Head and tailpieces chipped with several small portions lacking. Mild occassional foxing and offset. Minor half inch tear to map along horizontal fold at gutter. A Very Good, crisp and remarkably well preserved early printing. Featured History.

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        CHESS MADE EASY: or, The Games of Gioachino Greco, the Calabrian; with additional games and openings, illustrated with remarks and general rules. The whole so contrived, that any person may learn to play in a few days, without any farther assistance

      London, J. & P. Knapton; and W. Sandby, 1750.. SECOND EDITION, 1750. Translated and edited by Francis Beale. 12mo, approximately 122 x 75 mm, 4¾ x 3 inches, engraved frontispiece by I. S. Miller after C. D. Moor showing an interior with a chess game in progress, plus a defective folding plate of a chess board (most of the outer half missing), pages xxiii, [3], 212, errata start on page xxiii and finish on page (2), bound in full antique calf, raised bands and gilt rules to spine, no label or lettering. Head and tail of spine slightly chipped, gilt worn, 5 mm (¼ inch) vertical crack and pinhole at tail of spine, upper hinge partly cracked with 2 cords just showing, cover holding firmly, covers slightly worn, small chip to leather at lower edge of upper cover, corners worn, front inner paper hinge cracked, endpapers browned at edges, small pale stain to lower margin of prelims, tiny piece missing from upper corner of prelim leaves, small light stain to margin of last 2 leaves in the volume, otherwise contents clean. Binding tight and firm. A good copy of a scarce chess book (chessboard plate defective as noted). First published in English in 1656 as The Royall Game of Chesse-play, translated from Trattato del nobilissimo giuoco degli scacchi (c. 1625) by the celebrated Italian chess player Gioachino Greco (c. 1600 – c. 1634), also known as Il Calabrese. Greco is credited with developing some gambits and published this collection of short games to illustrate his theories. ESTC T128171. MORE IMAGES ATTACHED TO THIS LISTING.

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        Carte Reduite de l'Isle de Saint Domigue et de ses Debouqements pour Servir aux Vaissaux du Roy

      Paris: Jacques Nicolas Bellin, 1750. unbound. very good. Map. Uncolored engraving. Image measures 21 7/8" x 34 7/8". Beautifully rendered large scale sea chart of Hispaniola including the Turks and Caicos Islands and parts of Puerto Rico, Cuba and Jamaica. Shows geographic features in high detail, with paths between the islands, major towns and rhumb lines. Minor overall wear, some staining in margins. Reinforcement along edges on verso. A few tears along edges, and in the lower center of the map. Jacques Nicolas Bellin (1703-1772), was the official hydrographer to the French king and the first person to hold the title of "Ingénieur de la Marine of the Depot des cartes et plans de la Marine" (chief engineer of the French Hydrographical Office).

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        Esope En Belle Humeur, Ou L'Elite De Ses Fables : Avec Les Devoirs De L'Honnete Homme

      Hambourg; Chretien Harold, 1750. Nouv. edit. revue ... par C. Mouton. With separate title-page and pagination. Steel engraved frontis; minor corner repair, cropped with minimal loss. Additional engraving to the head of each of the fables. Dual language text; the French and German versions appear on each page in opposing colums. Text in red and black. Publisher's device to the end. Finely bound in full contemporray vellum. Title applied by hand in text-matching red and black. An uncommonly well-preserved exaple of a now frustratingly scarce edition. Scans and additional bibliographic detail on request.

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        Opus majus. Nunc vero diligenter recusum. Accedit prologus galeatus in reliqua opera ejusdem autoris

      Venice: Franciscum Pitteri, 1750 Book. Near Fine. Hardcover. 2nd Edition. 4to - over 9¾ - 12" tall. 4to (278x191 mm), xl, 367 pp., 2 folding engravings and 1 folding table. Contemporary vellum with lettering piece to spine (spotting, corners bumped, inner hinge starting), some marginal spotting and browning to text. Good, unsophisticated copy. ---- Ebert 1484. Sotheran 5913. Ferchl 18. Wheeler Gift 280. Graesse I, 271: "Infiniment rare." Vgl. Poggendorff I, 85 (EA 1733), Dibner (EA 1733). - SECOND EDITION. "The greatest scientific and philosophical work of the Middle Ages ... He stated as the fundamental principle that the study of natural sciences must rest solely on experiment; and in the fourth part he explained in detail how astronomy and physical sciences rest ultimately on mathematics, and progress only when their fundamental principles are expressed in a mathematical form. Mathematics, he say, shouldbe regarded as the alphabet of all philosophy" (Sotheran). Written in the 13th-century, this encyclopaedic work contains the results of Bacon's researches, and stands as one of the most important scientific and philosophical works of the Middle Ages. "Bacon wrote on optics, stating the laws of reflection and, in a general way, of refraction and the rainbow. He also described magnifiying glasses and a vacuum-globe balloon. He wrote on chemistry and advocated use of chemistry in medicine; he described gun-powder. He stressed the importance of experiment as the fundamental principle in the study of nature and the use of mathematics in explaining astronomy and physics" (Dibner)..

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        Magnæ Britanniæ Tabula; Comprehendens Angliæ, Scotiæ, ac Hiberniæ Regna, in omnes suascujusque Provincias peraccuraté et distincté divisa

      Amsterdam: Peter Schenck, c. 1750. Engraved with full, period colour. Mild soiling in margins, several small tears and losses at edges. 18 3/8 x 22 1/8 inches. 22 1/8 x 26 1/4 inches. A handsome map of Great Britain celebrating the ascendancy of William III. A highly detailed map of Great Britain that commemorates in elaborate, Baroque cartouches the Glorious Revolution of 1688 that brought William of Orange to the British throne. Beneath a portrait of William, who is attended by a trumpet blowing cherub and a personification of Roman militancy, is a depiction of Hercules killing the nine-headed hydra next to the coat of arms of Great Britain. On the other side of the map is a jubilant band of cherubs with the crowns and coats of arms of Ireland, Scotland, and England. The map was made by Nicolaes Visscher II of Amsterdam, who was understandably pro-William. Nicolaes died in 1702, and his widow continued publishing the maps until 1726 after which the Schenck family obtained the plate. Koeman, Vis 12.

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        Magnolia [Pl. LXIII]

      [Nuremberg]: 1750-1773. Engraving, coloured by hand, by J.J. or J.E.Haid. Very good condition. 17 1/4 x 11 1/2 inches. 20 x 14 1/4 inches. A very fine image from Trew's 'Plantae Selectae', one of the greatest of all eighteenth-century botanical books, drawn by the greatest of eighteenth- century botanical artists, George Dionysius Ehret. Linnaeus, wrote to Trew, in Latin, that "The miracles of our century in the natural sciences are your work of Ehret's plants...nothing to equal them was seen in the past or will be in the future." Christoph Trew, a physician and botanist, had for a number of years been an admirer of Ehret's work. Ehret, a brilliant botanical artist, was unrivalled in his ability to "achieve realism, majesty, ineffable colour, all in one breathtaking look." (Hunt). Born in Heidelberg in 1710, he originally worked as a gardener and practised drawing in his spare time. His artistic abilities led him to the service of a Regensburg banker named Leskenkohl, and it was during this period that Trew met Ehret. Trew was to remain a friend and patron of Ehret's throughout his life, and by 1742, the germ of what was to become the present publication was already under discussion when Trew wrote to Christian Thran in Carlsruhe "Every year I receive some beautifully painted exotic plants [by Ehret] and have already more than one hundred of them...." Ehret moved to London in the late 1730s, where he painted the recently introduced exotics at the Chelsea Physic Garden and established himself as a teacher of flower-painting and botany. Discussions about the projected work continued by letter until 1748, when Johann Jacob Haid from Augsburg agreed to produce the engravings from Ehret's drawings. Gerta Calman Georg Ehret, Flower painter Extraordinary (1977) p.97; Dunthorne 309; Great Flower Books (1990) p.144; Hunt 539; Nissen BBI 1997; Pritzel 9499; Stafleu & Cowan TL2 15.131.

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        Tulipa I, Fraeulein von Münchingen

      Nuremberg: [no date but circa 1750-1762]. Etching, with engraving, coloured by hand, by J. M. Seligmann. Very good condition. 17 1/8 x 8 3/4 inches. 8 13/16 x 13 9/16 inches. A very fine image from the work described by Dunthorne as 'one of the finest records of the cultivated flowers of the period' and by Blunt (p. 166) as 'one of the most decorative florilegia of the mid-eighteenth century.' A complete copy of this work sold for almost $1,000,000 in London in 2002. The great characteristic of this beautiful plate, from Trew's Hortus Nitidissimus, is the way in which the watercolour and bodycolour painting almost entirely eclipses the engraved lines. Although the work was actually started by Johann Michael Seligmann (1720-1762), the engravings were based on the collection of flower drawings owned by the botanist and bibliophile Christoph Trew, a distinguished physician of Nuremberg. Georg Ehret (1708- 1770), who enjoyed Trew's patronage from 1732 and traveled widely on his behalf before settling in London in 1736, produced the designs for 40 of the eventual total of 188 plates. The remainder were drawn up by a team of local artists, including J.C. Keller, Professor of Drawing at Erlangen University, the court painter Nikolaus Eisenberger, and A.L. Wirsing. Cf. Brunet V, 943; cf. Dunthorne 310; cf. Great Flower Books (1990) p. 144; cf. Harvard Arnold, p. 700; cf. Johnston Cleveland 493; cf. Nissen BBI 1995; cf. Pritzel 9500

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        (François Augier, Abbé de) Histoire des Arabes sous le Gouvernement des Califes.

      A Paris, Chez La veuve Estienne & Fils..., 1750 . first edition, 4 Vols., 12mo., half-titles and privilege leaves present, slight worming to blank tail margins at end of vol.iii & beginning of vol.iv, otherwise in excellent state; contemp. reversed calf, red and blue morocco labels, slight wear, otherwise very good H.D. Forbes copy. The history of the Caliphs from Mahomet to Mostazem. Lessing translated it into German in 1753.

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        Chess Made Easy: or, the Games of Gioachino Greco, the Calabrian; with Additional Games and Openings, Illustrated with Remarks and General Rules.

      J. and P. Knapton and W. Sandby,, London: 1750 - Second edition of a compilation of the games of one of the strongest players of the 17th century, who died at the young age of 34. Rare; very few copies have appeared at auction in the last 20 years. First published in English in 1656 as "The Royall Game of Chesse-play." by Giochino Greco (1600- c.1634), also known as Il Calabrese. 12mo, 4 3/4 x 3", engraved frontispiece by I.S. Miller after C. D. Moor, a charming interior view of a chess game, and a plate of a chess board. Pp xxiii, [3], 212, errata on pp xxiii & the next leaf. Bound in full period brown calf, raised bands, gilt rules on boards and spine. Spine head a bit worn, a small gouge on the lower front board, a little bumped but pleasantly so, text block very bright. ESTC T128171; OCLC: 8480995 & OCLC: 265027616; Bibliotheca Van der Linde-Niemeijeriana 396; BMC 10:1186.227; Delucia, Chess Library p. 46. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        (Thomas Riley) 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. Also All Species that are received into the Magazines, and on what Services they are Used and Issued. Together with the Titles of all the Inferior Officers belonging to a Ship, with an Abridgement of their respective Duties.

      London, Printed by E. Owen..., and Engraved by Paul Fourdrinier, 1750 . first edition, 4to., pp.[viii]+191, rococo engraved title, engraved terms and illustrations in outer margins, letterpress descriptions within; contemp. calf, neatly rebacked Maggs Bibliotheca Nautica 2284; Scott 261. A beautiful and uncommon book, in which the terms to be defined are engraved in the margins, in many cases with thumbnail illustrations and occasionally with a larger centrally-placed vignette. The definitions are given in letterpress. It was the most thorough work of its kind prior to Falconer's Universal Dictionary of the Marine. The four pages of subscribers provide a veritable Who's Who in the Navy for 1750. Famous naval officers include Marriot Arbuthnot, James Douglas, George Edgcumbe, Francis Geary, James Gambier, Samuel Graves, Charles Holmes, John Montagu, Christopher Middleton, George Brydges Rodney, Charles Saunders, Edward Spragge, Molyneux Shuldham and Temple West (then all holding the rank of Captain), John Moore and Alexander Schomberg (then Lieutenants), Admirals Sir Chaloner Ogle, James Steuart and Isaac Townsend, Commodore Charles Brown, Captain Thomas Foley (who had been round the world with Anson), Rear-Admiral Thomas Graves and his son (also Thomas, later an Admiral himself), Vice-Admirals Sir Edward Hawke and Sir Peter Warren, Sir Charles Knowles (then Rear Admiral), various Lords of the Admiralty, and a good sprinkling of other navy men.

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        Carte nouvelle de l'Amerique angloise contenant tout ce que les Anglois possedent sur le continent de l'Amerique septentrionale savoir le Canada, la Nouvelle Escosse ou Acadie, les treize Provinces Unies, qui sont les quatres colonies de la nouvelle

      Incisione in rame, coloritura antica originale, 610x500 mm. La carta mostra le 13 colonie inglesi a testimonianza dell'interesse crescente in Europa per questi territori e per la situazione politica che si stava sviluppando e che sarebbe sfociata nella guerra d'Indipendenza. Buon esemplare ben conservato anche se rifilato quasi alla battuta del rame e con un lieve arrossamento alla piega centrale.

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        Veduta di Piazza di Spagna

      Acquaforte e bulino, 1750, firmata in lastra in basso a destra. Quarto stato di sette. Leggere abrasioni al verso, per il resto perfetta. Filigrana ?cerchio e giglio con lettera V?. Della serie Vedute di Roma. L?opera consiste in 135 lastre prodotte individualmente da Piranesi per almeno 30 anni, dal 1745 circa, fino alla data della sua morte. All?opera sono aggiunte poi 2 vedute realizzate dal figlio Francesco. Per la prima volta furono edite dall?editore Giovanni Bouchard nel 1751 (34 lastre), successivamente dallo stesso Piranesi, editore a Palazzo Tomati in Roma (scritta che appare su molte tavole), fino alla stesura definitiva composta da 137 lastre. Dopo la morte dell?autore, le lastre furono ereditate dal figlio Francesco, che ne curò la pubblicazione prima nella capitale, e poi a Parigi. Le lastre furono quindi acquisite dalla Calcografia Camerale, oggi Calcografia Nazionale, dove sono tuttora conservate. Magnifica prova, impressa su carta vergata coeva, in perfetto stato di conservazione. Etching with engraving, 1750, signed on plate. Fourth state of six from the contemporary Roma Edition. Watermark "encircled fleur de lys with letter V". Taken from Vedute di Roma. The whole work consists of 135 plates which have been individually produced by Piranesi along 30 years, from 1745 circa until his death. Two more works have been subsequently added, two plates by his son Francesco. They have been printed for the first time in 1751 (34 plates) by the editor Giovanni Bouchard, afterwards by Piranesi himself, publisher in Palazzo Tomati in Rome (as it is written on m,any plates), until the final edition of 137 plates. After Piranesi's death, his son Francesco inherited the plates, editing them first in Rome and then in Paris. The Calcografia Camerale, nowadays Calcografia Nazionale, has then bought the plates which are now kept inside the building. Wilton Ely 154; Focillon 795; Hind 18 IV/VII. Dimensioni 590x380.

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        Tabula anemografica.

      Incisione in rame, con coloritura originale d'epoca, di mm 500x580, la quale raffigura la rosa dei venti con i rispettivi nomi in sette lingue (greco, latino, italiano, spagnolo, francese, olandese e tedesco) e la loro rappresentazione antropomorfica; nei quattro angoli la raffigurazione allegorica delle quattro stagioni. Lotter, incisore e geografo tedesco, dopo aver lavorato per Seutter, suo suocero, ne rilevò l'attività alla sua morte mantenendo alto il livello artistico della sua produzione. Buon esemplare di quella che è considerata la più bella raffigurazione di rosa dei venti pubblicata a stampa, con ampi margini, su carta forte, che presenta qualche leggera traccia di piega.

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        L'Empire du Japon?

      La carta del Giappone pubblicata dal Vaougondy è molto simile a quella pubblicata dal Martini 100 anni prima ma è la prima che dipinge in modo corretto l'isola. Incisione in rame, coloritura coeva dei contorni, in ottime condizioni. Very similar to Joan Blaeu's map of 100 years previously: Europeans by then had been expelled, except the Dutch, whose movements were so curtailed that they were not able to gather much significant geographical knowledge. Fine cartouche, a mixture of rococo and oriental styles. This is one of the first maps to show the more correct North-east sweep of the islands. The map is of interest for the use of East Sea, the sea between Korea and Japan, here called "Mer de Corée" and Mer de Japon". Parigi Paris Walter 86 560 490

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        L'Empire du Japon

      carta geografica trata dal "Atlas Universel.." edito a Parigi nel 1750. map of the island taken from the "Atlas Universel..", published in Paris in 1750. Parigi Paris 570 505

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        Partie orientale de la Lombardie qui comprend la République de Venise, le Mantouan, le Cremonese, l'Evêché de Trente, et les confins du Duché de Toscane, et de l'Etat de l'Eglise.

      Incisione in rame in coloritura d'epoca ai confini, 495x630. Raffigura il Dominio e l'Emilia Romagna. Ottimo esemplare marginoso. Sanfelici-Zanasi-Davoli "Terre di Langobardia". La Lombardia, il corso del Po...", 68.

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        Partie Orientale de La Lombardie qui comprend la Republique de Venise? Parigi: Robert de Vaugondy, 1750

      PARIGI: ROBERT DE VAUGONDY, 1750 1750 Incisione calcografica in acquarellatura coeva di mm 630 x 492 su bella carta vergatina francese; filigrana "PGVD". Magnifico foglio, perfettamente candido a pieni margini. Gilles Robert de Vaugondy (1688-1766), also known as Le Sieur or Monsieur Robert, and his son, Didier Robert de Vaugondy (c.1723-1786), were leading mapmakers in France during the 1700s. In 1757, they published The Atlas Universel, one of the most important atlases of the 18th century. To produce the atlas, the Vaugondys integrated older sources with more modern surveyed maps. They verified and corrected the latitude and longitude of many regional maps in the atlas with astronomical observations. The older material was revised with the addition of many new place names. In 1760, Didier Robert de Vaugondy was appointed geographer to Louis XV. Gilles and Didier Robert De Vaugondy produced their maps and terrestrial globes working together as father and son. Globes of a variety of sizes were made by gluing copperplate-printed gores on a plaster-finished papier-mache core, a complicated and expensive manufacturing process, employing several specialists. In some cases it is uncertain whether Gilles or Didier made a given map. Gilles often signed maps as "M.Robert", while Didier commonly signed his maps as "Robert de Vaugondy", or added "fils" or "filio" after his name. The Robert de Vaugondys were descended from the Nicolas Sanson family through Sanson's grandson, Pierre Moulard-Sanson; from him they inherited much of Sanson's cartographic material which they combined with maps and plates acquired after Hubert Jaillot's death in 1712 to form the basis the Atlas Universel. Sources from the Depot de la Marine, the official French repository for maritime-related information, were used for their maps of Canada and South America. Like Ortelius and Mercator, the Vaugondy's credited their sources, which has greatly benefited the study of the history of cartography during that period.

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        Partie Meridionale du Royaume de Naples ou se trouvent la Calabre et l'Isle et Rayaume de Sicile

      Carta geografica trata dal "Atlas Universel.." edito a Parigi nel 1750. Inserita nel cartiglio in basso a destra la carta dell'arcipelago di Malta. Incisione in rame, coloritura coeva dei contorni, in buono stato di conservazione. Parigi Paris 625 490

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        ITALIA MERIDIONALE - "Partie Septentrionale du Royaume de Naples par le S. Robert, geographe ... 1750.". In alto a destra titolo entro cartiglio ornato. Grande carta incisa e legg. colorata nei confini

      Robert de Vaugondy, Parigi incisione f. 59 x 48 perfetta. Comprende il territorio dalle Marche alla Terra d'Otranto e Basilicata, con piccolissima parte della Calabria.

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        Les Indes Orientales

      Carta geografica raffigurante India ed Indocina, tratta dal "Atlas Universel.." edito a Parigi nel 1750. Map showing both the Indian and Indochinese peninsulas. Taken from the "Atlas Universel..", published in Paris in 1750. Parigi Paris 580 495

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      Incisione in rame, colorata d'epoca ai confini, 500x560. Ben conservata.

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        Regni Sinae vel Sinae propriae

      Incisione in rame, mm 520x585, dipinta d'epoca. Interessante carta geografica della Cina con bel cartiglio figurato. La dicitura "Eredi Homann" distingue l'attività tipografica intrapresa dai figli e generi di J.B. Homann, nato a Norimberga nel 1663. Questi, dopo l'apprendistato presso D. Funk e G. Sandrart, nel 1702 iniziò una propria produzione cartografica, raggiungendo ben presto un notevole successo per l'eleganza e la modernità, ben amalgamando aspetto scientifico e decorativo. Nel 1707 pubblicò il primo atlante, arricchendolo rapidamente fino a superare il centinaio di carte con il ''Grosser Atlas" di 126 carte. Morì nel 1723.Bell'esemplare, ottimo stato di conservazione.

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        Histoire de Tom Jones, ou l'enfant trouvé

      Chez George Conrad Walther 1750 Traduction de l'Anglais par M.D.L.P. (Monsieur de La Place). Enrichie d'estampes dessinées par Gravelot Il capolavoro di Fielding del 1749 tradotto per la prima volta. 16mo pp. 296 - 304 + 248 - 304 ril mezza pelle (half-leather binding) Molto buono (Very Good)

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      PITTERIEdito nel 1750 in Venezia , in 2 volumi in 4°, legatura in pieno cartonato muto, titolo manoscritto al dorso, con numerose tavole fuori testo. Pagg. 544+ pagg. 398+ 48 di indice. Buon esemplare.

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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.

      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. Français

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        Venetia potentissima e la più magnifica, florentissima e la più ricca città, Capitale della Serenissima Repubblica?

      Incisione in rame, coloritura coeva, mm 507x588. Scenografica stampa che presenta una pianta prospettica della città nella parte alta, accompagnata a due vedute di piazza San Marco in basso. Cartiglio con leone alato in alto a destra. Seutter, dopo un apprendistato presso Homann a Norimberga, trasferitosi ad Augsburg verso il 1720, aprì la propria attività superando il maestro sotto il profilo della bellezza: le sue carte hanno sempre colori brillanti e cartigli elaborati.Buon esemplare con qualche macchia e margine sup. breve. Moretto, 157, II stato/III; Cassini, 73.

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      DER AUDIO VERLAG GMBHEdito nel 1750 a Roma, In folio, legatura in cartonato muto, ritratto dell'A. all'antiporta, scena di chirurgia medica al fronterspizio, alzate e capilettera decorati, con le 8 tavole di anatomia a piena pagg. esplicate nel trattato. Buon esemplare, in barbe.

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        Trattato della sfera ed introduzione alla navigazione per uso de' piloti.

      Recurti 1750 In 4° (285x205); pagg. XII, 240 con 27 tavole fuori testo incise in rame rip., di cui l'ultima firmata da Giuseppe Filosi. Legatura coeva in cartone marmorizzato con barbe, titolo su tassello in carta. Prima edizione di questo raro trattato astronomico e di navigazione. Riccardi defininisce l'opera come uno dei migliori trattati di nautica matematica del '700. Le tavole traffigurano sfere celesti, eclittiche, sistema solare secondo i maggiori astronomi, rose dei venti, bussole ed altro. Pagnini, di famiglia lucchese, nacque a Malta e fu professore di idrografia al servizio dell'Ordine dei Cavalieri di Malta.Bell'esemplare a pieni margini con barbe lievemente fiorito e con un piccolo foro restaurato di antica data al frontespizio. Riccardi, I, 236.

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