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        Gnomonica mechanica. Oder: Mechanische Sonnen-Uhr-Kunst. In welcher den Anfängern ein besonderer, leichter, und wolverständlicher Weg gezeiget wird, auff alle ebene Flächen Sonnen-Uhren zu verzeichnen, und solche recht zu gebrauchen. Samt einer Zugabe von etlichen in Kupffer gestochenen bereits verfertigten Universal-Uhren, und zur Gnomonie dienlichen Instrumenten. Lindau, Johann Conrad Gaupp for Johannes Gaupp, 1708. With elegantly engraved frontispiece of two men making a large sundial, 40 numbered engraved plates of mathematical figures and sundials, and 1 folding letterpress table printed in red and black. With: (2) GAUPP, Johannes .Tabulae Gnomonicae, oder: Tafeln zur mechanischen Sonnen-Uhr-Kunst. Durch welche auff eine gantz leichte Weise, alle vorkommende Sonnen Uhren am allerichtigsten verzeichnet, auch andere nutzliche Auffgaben auffgelöset werden können.Lindau, Johann Conrad Gaupp for Johannes Gaupp, 1708. 2 works in 1 volume. 4to. Late 18th-century half vellum.

      Bibliogr. générale de la messure du temps, pp. 106-107 (ads 1 & 2); Berlin Kat. 1750 (ad 2), cf. 1749 (1720 issue of ad 1); Houzeau-Lancaster 11576 (ad 2), cf. 11579 (1711 & 1720 issues of ad 1); Zinner, p. 319 (ads 1 & 2). First edition, first issue, of an important handbook for making and using sundials, by Johannes Gaupp in Lindau. The 1711 and 1720 issues are less rare. The history, use and fabrication of sundials is very accurately and extensively described, profusely illustrated with many detailed and expertly engraved plates. The last two pages of the first work contain addenda and corrigenda. Although Zinner calls for the present 40 numbered plates and 9 unnumbered plates, the latter do not usually appear in the 1708 issue and were probably added to some copies later.With library stamps. Some insignificant foxing and spotting. In good condition, with the title-page of the second work very slightly shaved (with the loss of one hyphen). The vellum of the spine is torn and repaired, but the binding is also generally good.

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        Della Moneta Libri Cinque

      Presso Giuseppe Raimondi, 1750. (15,5 x 21) EDIZIONE ORIGINALE. Piena perg. coeva con tit. in oro al dorso. (16), 370, (6) pp. Galiani (1728-1787) scrisse questo importante e originale testo sulla moneta all'età di 23 anni, pubblicandolo in forma anonima. Anticipando in modo significativo le teorie di Smith, Marx e Ricardo, propose una teoria del valore basata sull'utilità e sulla disponibilità. "Fu l'unico economista del XVIII secolo che sempre insistette sulla variabilità dell'uomo e sulla relatività, il tempo e il posto, di tutte le regole, il solo che fosse completamente libero dal paralizzante credo nelle principali pratiche che reclamano una validità universale; che dichiarava che una regola che poteva essere razionale in Francia in un dato momento, poteva benissimo essere irrazionale allo stesso tempo a Napoli..." (Schumpeter). Il suo credo sui vari livelli delle necessità umane contiene un elemento di analisi psicologica che è chiaramente molto avanti del suo tempo e dimostra un'acuta percezione dell'interdipendenza dei vari elementi che riguardano la valuta. Einaudi 2329; Kress 5034; Goldsmith 8528; Palgrave II-178; Schumpeter, History of Economic Analysis, pp. 300-302.

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        Willige verkoopinge, op maandag den 8. april, 1771. ten huize van Arnoldus Dankmeyer, ... van een partytje obligatien ten lasten van eenige planters in de colonie van Suriname, ten comptoire van de heeren Herman van de Poll en Comp., en de Heer G.H. de Wilde, als meede op de Deensche Americaansche eylanden, St. Croix, St. Thomas en St. Jan, ten comptoire van de heeren Abraham ter Borch en zoonen: alle in blanco.Amsterdam, Hendrik Willem Dronsberg, 1771. 1mo broadsheet (59.5 x 48.5 cm).

      Not in NCC; for the circumstances, see: A. van Stipriaan, Surinaams contrast: roofbouw en overleven in een Caraïbische plantage-economie, 1750-1863 (1993), pp. 205-225. Only copy located of a broadsheet announcing the sale of bonds funding plantation owners in Suriname and the Danish West Indies sold by the Cornelis Dom, a broker specialized in bonds, loans, realty and furniture. These bonds were issued during the height of these investments and here sold just two years before the Amsterdam stock market crash of 1773 which dealt a severe blow to the plantation economy.These funds were established under the supervision of a fund manager, in this case Herman van de Poll & Co., G.H. de Wilde and Abraham ter Borch & sons, primarily funding new coffee plantations of inexperienced planters, including some who spent a large sum on luxurious accommodations. But Van de Poll let the planters' debts rise far above the total amount mortgaged. The debtors had to pay interest on the entire debt while the investors only received interest on the amount mortgaged, resulting in unaccounted profit for the fund manager Van de Poll, who was supposed to receive only the transaction commission.Formerly folded in eight and some minor creases in the margins, otherwise in very good condition especially considering its ephemeral nature.

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        Het Amboinsch Kruid-boek, Dat Is, Beschryving Van De Meest Bekende Boomen.[translator's Copy With Notes]

      Not Attributed, Netherlands 1750 - b/w; This is the copy from which The Ambonese Herbal, the English translation [by Susan J. Murch 2011], of Herbarium Amboinense or Het Amboinsche kruidboek by Georgius Everhardus Rumphiusn {" Most Important Translation of a Classic Herbal Publication in this Century. ], was unveiled at a special symposium at The Kampong of the National Tropical Botanical Garden (NTBG) in Coconut Grove, Florida, on February 5, 2011, and can now be purchased from Yale University Press. He Rumphius, as it is commonly known, is among the most treasured and most complete works of botany and ethnobotany from the 17th century. The original work was made up of 7 volumes, each divided into books and further divided into chapters. Written in the elaborate Latin and Dutch of the 17th century, it contains descriptions of more than 1,300 plants and 811 full-page illustrations. The new translation is arranged in 6 volumes with species grouped together into families, organized again by books and chapters, and includes a comprehensive introduction that provides the reader with a historical narrative of the life of G. E. Rumphius and the Dutch expeditions to the Spice Islands of Indonesia as well as the tragedies and triumphs of the work itself. Beginning partway through Volume One and proceeding throughout all of Volume Five are Rumphius’s descriptions of the Ambonese plants with comments on their uses and their roles in society. These volumes are extensively annotated with explanations for the translation or interpretation of specific Dutch words, contextual meanings, modern botanical nomenclature, and a wealth of information about the plants and the culture. More than 2 dozen experts from around the world have contributed their knowledge to specific sections of the text and to the annotations. The final, 6th volume contains an index of the plants, topics, and context that makes searching for specific information efficient and effective. Comprised of 7 volumes copied from the original book, in 14 with blue wrappers. Presumed complete. This contains her notations and comments in red ink throughout. The last, and only, original copy to appear at auction brought $33,000 in 2014 at Bubb Kuyper Auctions in the Netherlands. 15L x 11W x 14 1/2" long on shelf. 64 pounds. Some variance in dimensions up to about 1/2". One volume with detached partial front cover. These are the actual working copies that the translator used and are annotated in red ball point. No attribution to the creator of this copy of the original work, probably done by Yale University or the Beinecke Library. There are some laid in notes and references. ; 0 [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        THE WORKS OF SHAKESPEAR IN 9 VOLUMES with a Glossary, Carefully printed from the Oxford edition in Quarto

      London; 1750-51: For J. And P. Knapton. Hard Cover. 12mo. 9 volumes bound in contemporary calf, frontispiece, neat owner's name on title page of each volume. Internally clean; bindings are chipped and worn, some hinges cracked but holding well, volume gilt numbers visible on spines. Laid into volume I is a note on Shakespeare Press letterhead, c. 1920; "Bought by American soldier to send to his home in U.S.A. and not subject to Board of Trade licence(sic)". Volume I has the preface, Mr. Pope's preface, and some account of the life, etc. of Mr. William Shakespear. Written by Mr. Rowe. Housed in a handsome open end slipcase. [Jaggard, p. 500] Photos on request.

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        Sancti Patris Nostri Basilii, Caesarea Cappadociae Archiepiscopi, Opera Omnia Quae Exstant...

      Venice: Gasparis Girardi, 1750-1751. 3 volumes, folio, later vellum and marbled boards, titles in black and red. Bindings a little worn (especially along edges) and slightly bent, hinges a little weak, but still pretty firm, boards a little cracked, rubber stamp on titles and endpapers, library numbers on lower spine, internally fairly bright and clean. St. Basil the Great (330-379) was born in Caesarea. He wrote a monastic rule, and would found several monasteries. He was considered one of the great leaders of the early church, and was also considered to have great oratory skills. The church has designated January 2, as his feast day. This is a very scarce edition, and the OCLC locates only one copy. This appears to have last sold at auction in 1972 (this may actually be that set). catholic saints website. OCLC. ABPC.

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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 (198 x 122 mm). Rebound to style in brown quarter calf, red and green calf labels to spine, compartments ruled and decorated in gilt, marbled paper boards, decorative rule to boards in blind. Contents evenly toned and some minor foxing, a very good 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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        De l'Esprit des Loix. Nouvelle Edition, Avec les dernieres Corrections & Illustrations de l'Auteur

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

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        De l'Esprit des loix.

      Edinburgh: chez G. Hamilton & J. Balfour,, 1750. Nouvelle Edition, Avec les dernières Corrections & Illustrations de l'Auteur. Two volumes, octavo (195 x 120 mm). Contemporary sprinkled calf, raised bands ruled in gilt, lozenge tool to compartments, edges speckled red. Early ownership signatures, red wax seal, and 19th-century armorial bookplate to each front pastedown. Spine labels lacking but titles readable, joints cracked, boards and spines rubbed, small insect damage to left-hand bottom corner of front pastedown and lower margin of first 9 leaves of Volume 1, front free endpaper of Volume 2 partially detached, endleaves lightly spotted. First Edinburgh edition of "one of the most remarkable works of the eighteenth century" (PMM) - Montesquieu's classification of political structures and his comparative and historical political sociology. This edition is particularly appealing as David Hume was closely involved with seeing it through the press. "Later in 1749 Hume helped to put through the press at Edinburgh a translation of some sections of the Esprit des Loix, for which Montesquieu had supplied his final corrections" (Mossner, p. 229). These final corrections are found in the present work as errata leaves at the end of each volume, as well as an "Avis au Lecteur", in which the editor describes the work as "un ouvrage aussi original, où le génie de l'Auteur répond si parfaitement à la grandeur du sujet [...] En un mot, par des réflexions également nouvelles et profondes sur le cœur et l'esprit humain, et sur un nombre infini de causes dont l'influence nous étoit imperceptibile, il a sçu renverser les erreurs les plus spécieuses, & répandre une lumiere sur les vérités les plus importantes". He explains that the corrections were printed as errata leaves rather than added to the text due to the impatience of the public, which led to much of the work being printed before Montesquieu's corrections had arrived ("malgré que nous les ayons attendues autant qu'il étoit possible"). De l'Esprit des loix is ostensibly a treatise on law, but it spills over into a consideration of every domain affecting human behaviour and into questions of philosophical judgement about the merit of various kinds of legislation. It is divided into six sections, dealing in turn with law in general and different forms of government, with the means of government, with national character and the effect on it of climate, with economic matters and religion, and - in the last chapter - with law, Roman, feudal and modern French. "The most distinctive aspect of this immense syllabus is its moderation: a quality not designed to achieve official approval in 1748. It is an always original survey which is neither doctrinaire, visionary, eccentric, nor over-systematic [...] But the scheme that emerges of a liberal benevolent monarchy limited by safeguards on individual liberty was to prove immensely influential [...] Curiously enough the philosophes, whose views were much in sympathy with his, did not speak much of him. This was partly due to the antagonism of Voltaire, and partly to a feeling that on this subject there was nothing much to be added. Yet his theories underlay the thinking which led up to the American and French revolutions, and the United States Constitution in particular is lasting tribute to the principles he advocated" (PMM).

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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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        La fable des abeilles ou les fripons devenus honnestes gens. Avec le commentaire, où l'on prouve que les vices des particuliers tendent à l'avantage du public

      Londres: Jean Nourse, 1750. hardcover. very good(+). 4 volumes, 12mo, (2) + 396, (4) + 62,lxv1 + 339 et (4) + 362 pages, original mottled calf; rubbed, rubricated edges. Londres: Jean Nourse, 1750. Very good. This is one of many editions of the famous and popular satire on the true causes of social welfare and riches, Mandeville suggesting that base behavior produces positive economic effects.

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        Taschenbuch für das Carneval. Erstes Jahr. - Le carnaval ou representation d'une collection d'habits de masques. L'an premier. Leipzig, Friedrich August Leo, 1804. 16mo? (14 x10.5 cm). With 12 numbered engraved plates by Friedrich Wilhelm Nettling, all coloured by a contemporary hand. Original publisher's paperboards, printed from an engraved plate and hand-coloured.

      Baumgärtel, Die Almanache, Kalender und Taschenbücher 1750-1860 der Landesbibliothek Coburg, p. 32; Köhring 111; WorldCat (3 copies). Very rare, first and only published part of a series of hand-coloured carnival costume plates, each of the 12 with a letterpress description in German and French. Only plates 9 and 10 bear the name of the German draughtsman and engraver Friedrich Wilhelm Nettling, best known for his portrait of Bach, but all may have been engraved by him. The mostly comical or farcical plates illustrate a fairy with her ??entourage, a Chinese man, Don Quixote and Sancho Panza, a group of beast people and many other extraordinary figures. Two figures in one plate wear funnels as hats, like the Tin Man in The Wizard of Oz . Besides the 12 plates in the booklet itself, the engravings on the boards show two male figures (gymnasts?, one in a clown-like costume) on the front and a dancing woman with a tambourine on the back.With some minor stains and the front of the binding slightly damaged in the lower margin and lower right corner, spine cracked. Good copy.

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        Methode de lever les Plans et les Cartes du terre et de mer avec toutes sortes d'instrumens, et sans instrumens

      Paris: Quay des Augiustin...Jombert, 1750. Nouvelle edition. 16 folding plates. [xii], 244 pp. 1 vols. 12mo. Motlled contemporary calf, edges red. Nouvelle edition. 16 folding plates. [xii], 244 pp. 1 vols. 12mo. Jacques Ozanam (1640-1718) was self-taught maths teacher. This book was very popular and was first published in 1693. There are several chapter on mapping the sea. Barbier III, 92; Brunet IV 302; Smith, History of Mathematics II, p. 135

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        Friedrich II., der Große (Berlin 24. 01. 1712 - 17. 08. 1786 in Potsdam). König von Preussen. Tafelrunde Friedrich des Grossen in Sanssouci, "Friedrich II in Sanssouci (1750).".

      - Schabkunstblatt a.a. China v. Fritz Werner n. Adolph Menzel b. C.G. Lüderitz in Berlin, um 1850, 56 x 47 (H) Blattgr. 67,5 x 57 cm Friedrich der Große hinten in der Mitte, links von ihm Voltaire. Weitere Anwesende im Marmorsaal des Schlosses Sanssouci sind Graf Algarotti (im Gespräch mit dem gegenübersitzenden Voltaire), Marschall Georg Keith, General von Stille, Marquis d'Argens, Feldmarschall James Keith, Graf Rothenburg und La Mettrie. - Unten links: Gemalt von A. Menzel - Unten rechts: Gez. u. gest. von F. Werner. Mit mindestens 4 cm Rand an allen Seiten. - Nuancenreiches, sehr schönes Blatt. Gerahmt - Selten. Th./B. XXXV, S. 407; vgl. Kat. "Friedrich II. und die Kunst", Potsdam-Sanssouci, 1986, Nr. III. 12.

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        Gnomonica mechanica. Oder: Mechanische Sonnen-Uhr-Kunst. In welcher den Anfängern ein besonderer, leichter, und wolverständlicher Weg gezeiget wird, auff alle ebene Flächen Sonnen-Uhren zu verzeichnen, und solche recht zu gebrauchen. Samt einer Zugabe von etlichen in Kupffer gestochenen bereits verfertigten Universal-Uhren, und zur Gnomonie dienlichen Instrumenten. Lindau, Johann Conrad Gaupp for Johannes Gaupp, 1708. With elegantly engraved frontispiece of two men making a large sundial, 40 numbered engraved plates of mathematical figures and sundials, and 1 folding letterpress table printed in red and black. With: (2) GAUPP, Johannes.Tabulae Gnomonicae, oder: Tafeln zur mechanischen Sonnen-Uhr-Kunst. Durch welche auff eine gantz leichte W

      - Bibliogr. générale de la messure du temps, pp. 106-107 (ads 1 & 2); Berlin Kat. 1750 (ad 2), cf. 1749 (1720 issue of ad 1); Houzeau-Lancaster 11576 (ad 2), cf. 11579 (1711 & 1720 issues of ad 1); Zinner, p. 319 (ads 1 & 2). First edition, first issue, of an important handbook for making and using sundials, by Johannes Gaupp in Lindau. The 1711 and 1720 issues are less rare. The history, use and fabrication of sundials is very accurately and extensively described, profusely illustrated with many detailed and expertly engraved plates. The last two pages of the first work contain addenda and corrigenda. Although Zinner calls for the present 40 numbered plates and 9 unnumbered plates, the latter do not usually appear in the 1708 issue and were probably added to some copies later.With library stamps. Some insignificant foxing and spotting. In good condition, with the title-page of the second work very slightly shaved (with the loss of one hyphen). The vellum of the spine is torn and repaired, but the binding is also generally good. [Attributes: First Edition]

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        An original theory or new hypothesis of the universe, founded upon the laws of nature, and solving by mathematical principles the general phaenomena of the visible creation; and particularly the Via Lactea

      London: printed for the author, and sold by H. Chapelle, 1750. First edition, 4to, pp. viii, [4], 84; title page printed in red and black, 32 engraved plates (2 folding, 8 rather spectacular ones in mezzotint), wood-engraved initials, head- and tailpieces, with the errata- and list of subscribers leaves, without the final blank; recent full speckled calf by Phil Dusel, double gilt-rule on covers, gilt-decorated spine in 7 compartments, red morocco label in 1, gilt edges; quarter tan calf clamshell box. A very nice, large copy measuring 11 3/8" x 9". The list of subscribers consists of a mere 113 names, so the edition was likely a small one and the book is consequently rare. A beautifully illustrated book, and one of considerable importance in the history of science. Wright first explained the Milky Way and the nebulae as external galaxies and provided the basis for the theories on the universe by Kant, Herschel and Laplace. Wright, a teacher of navigation and a land surveyor by profession, "hypothesized a 'divine center' of the universe, corresponding to a gravitational center around which the sun and other stars orbited. He also proposed, as a possible explanation for the visual phenomenon of the Milky Way, a model of the universe in which the orbiting stars formed a flattened ring. This hypothesis caused Immanuel Kant, who did not realize that Wright's 'center' was supernatural, to credit Wright with originating a disk-shaped model of the galaxy" (Norman). Norman 2265; DSB XIV, p.518-9; Honeyman 3143; Gingerich, Rara Astronomica 53.

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        Traité des Pierres graveés

      Finely engraved title-pages, engraved dedication leaf to Louis XV, engraved head- & tail-pieces, & many engravings in the text. Vol. I: two engraved plates & Vol. II: 63 engraved plates. 5 p.l., 468, [2] pp.; 2 p.l., xii, [4], 132 (i.e. 135 leaves incl. 47*, 86*, & 107*); 2 leaves. Two vols. Folio, cont. red morocco, triple gilt fillet round sides, spines richly gilt, a.e.g. Paris: 1750. First edition and a magnificent large set bound in contemporary red morocco; this is a presentation copy from Baron Holbach, inscribed on the free front-endpaper: "This Book I receiv'd from the Baron D'Holbach. Paris - October - 1763." "This is the earliest analytical work on engraved gems and one that fully retains value even today. However, the two volumes are actually two distinct works combined together for the author's convenience as publisher as well as writer. The first volume is by far the most important because of its authoritative summary of the knowledge of engraved gems and that enormously increased in value by its lengthy discourses on previous works published on engraved gems, with a large, nearly exhaustive list of same… "The first volume begins with a history of engraved gems in general, followed by an essay on modern gem engravers and their work, and a large description of the art of engraving, divided into 4 chapters: I. descriptions of gemstones and other stones used in engraved gems, pp. 153-94, i.e., diamond (including its faceted forms with text & a fig of same), ruby, glass, zircon, garnet, emerald, beryl, peridot, chrysolite, topaz, sapphire, amethyst, other quartz varieties, opal, turquoise, malachite, jade, lapis, coral, amber, and ivory. The authorities cited here are mostly Pliny, De Berquen, and De Boodt. II. Lapidary processes, tools, equipment, etc, required to engrave gems and with the famous engraved plate showing an engraver in his atelier, and beneath, diagrams of the engraving head, accessories, and points. III. Falsifications, and IV. Making impressions. The last portion of the first volume, p. 239 to the end, comments on previous writers and engravers of plates for illustrative purposes, as well as the bibliography… "In contrast, the second volume is entirely devoted to descriptions of engraved gems in the cabinet of Louis XV(1710-1774), King of France, and it is this volume that aroused the keenest interest on the part of C. W. King, Antique Gems and Rings, I, 1872, pp. 465-6, who lauds the first volume but criticizes the second, noting that 'the large number of engravings, by Bouchardon [1698-1762], after gems in the royal cabinet, are, however, in too loose and flowing style to give any accurate idea of their originals.' The drawings of the gems were supervised by Comte de Caylus(1692-1765), the noted French art connoisseur and antiquarian."-Sinkankas 4208. The above-mentioned bibliography (pp. 239-468) in Vol. I is an extremely comprehensive and valuable guide (see Peignot, p. 249). Holbach (1723-89), a nobleman of immense wealth and with considerable learning, was the host of a brilliant salon in Paris for many years and a prolific contributor to the Encyclopédie. This richly illustrated work, which contains more than 200 engravings, is in very fine condition. Engraved armorial bookplate of Kirknvall.

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        AUGSBURG. - Mahlergasse. Prospect der so genandten Mahler-Gasse von unten herauf gegen den Perlach

      - Altkol. Kupferstich (Guckkastenblatt) von G.B. Probst, Augsburg, um 1750, 27,5 x 41 cm. Schefold 41794; Kapff, Guckkastenbilder K2. - Farbenprächtiges, reich staffagiertes Augsburger Guckkastenblatt. - Rand gering stockfleckig. Schönes Altkolorit, gut erhalten.

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        NASSAU, 1750 Titel: Tabula Genealogica Principum Nassovicorum lineæ Dillenburgensis et Diecensis qui Fœderati Belgii provincias ... gubernarunt, a primo Reipublicæ Fundatore ad eum us qui hodie feliciter rebus præest / ad exemplar Amstelodamense æri incidit et excudit Matthaeus Seutter, S. C. Maj. Geogr.

      Augsburg Matthäus Seutter ca. 1750 Stammbaum, mit zahlreichen Wappendarstellungen und 2 Portraits, altkolieriert, original Kupfersich 56x48 cm Sandler: , 13, 5 Versand D: 9,00 EUR

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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 (198 x 122 mm). Rebound to style in brown quarter calf, red and green calf labels to spine, compartments ruled and decorated in gilt, marbled paper boards, decorative rule to boards in blind. Contents evenly toned and some minor foxing, a very good 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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        NÜRNBERG., "Prospect dreyer steinerner Brücken zu Nürnberg über den Pegnitz Fluß gebauet, die Schuld=brücke, die Königs oder Barfüsser=brücke, die Fleisch=brücke, der Spital samt der heyl: Geist Kirche, die Barfüsser Kirche, die Findel, das Zuchthaus".

      Altkol. Kupferstich (Guckkastenblatt) von J.F. Leizelt nach J.A. Delsenbach, Augsburg, um 1750, 27 x 40 cm. Sehr dekorative Darstellung mit Blick die Pegnitz herunter, rechts und links die Häuserreihen an den Ufern, mit reicher Personenstaffage. - Farbenprächtiges Augsburger Guckkastenblatt. BAYERN, Franken, Guckkastenblatt

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        NÜRNBERG., "Prospect der drey Steinernen Brücken, über die Pegniz zu Nürnberg".

      Altkol. Kupferstich (Guckkastenblatt) von G.B. Probst, Augsburg, um 1750, 28 x 41 cm. Dekoratives Augsburger Guckkastenblatt im kräftigen Altkolorit. BAYERN, Franken, Guckkastenblatt

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        NÜRNBERG. "Prospect der drey Steinernen Brücken, über die Pegniz zu Nürnberg".

      - Altkol. Kupferstich (Guckkastenblatt) von G.B. Probst, Augsburg, um 1750, 28 x 41 cm. Dekoratives Augsburger Guckkastenblatt im kräftigen Altkolorit.

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        Plan de la banlieue ouest-parisienne

      S.n., s.l. s.d. [circa 1750], 100x68cm, une feuille repliée. S.n., s.l. s.d. [circa 1750], 100x68cm, une feuille repliée. - First edition. This large folded map shows the cities of villes de Saint-Cloud, Sèvre, Marly, Saint-Germain en Laye, Le Vézinet, Suresnes, Nanterre... Some skillful repairs to the back. - [FRENCH VERSION FOLLOWS] Edition originale. Cette grande carte dépliante présente les villes de Saint-Cloud, Sèvre, Marly, Saint-Germain en Laye, Le Vézinet, Suresnes, Nanterre... Quelques habiles restaurations au verso. une feuille

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        NASSAU, 1750 Titel: Tabula Genealogica Principum Nassovicorum lineæ Dillenburgensis et Diecensis qui Fœderati Belgii provincias . gubernarunt, a primo Reipublicæ Fundatore ad eum us qui hodie feliciter rebus præest / ad exemplar Amstelodamense æri incidit et excudit Matthaeus Seutter, S. C. Maj. Geogr.

      Matthäus Seutter ca. 1750, Augsburg - Stammbaum, mit zahlreichen Wappendarstellungen und 2 Portraits, altkolieriert, original Kupfersich 56x48 cm Sandler: , 13, 5 de 500 Grafik

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        Plans und Journals von denen Belagerungen des letzteren Kriegs in Flandern, zusammen getragen von zweyen ausländischen Capitainen in französischen Diensten.

      Strassburg, Melchior Pauschinger, 1750, - in-4°, 4 Bl. + 121 S., Blätter teils mehr oder wenig gebräunt + 25 gefaltete teils kolorierte Tafeln davon 1 Karte und 24 Plänen (grösstenteils gestochen von Lattré), einige Tafeln mit falschen Falten und kleinen Randbeschädigungen oder leicht braunen Fleckchen, alte hs. Widmung ? Rosenblad .?, Halblederband auf Bünden, vergoldete Linien und Titeletikette auf dem Rücken, obere Kapitale geknickt, etwas berieben und Ecken bestossen. Erste deutsche Ausgabe. 24 Journale und Pläne. Beschreibung der Belagerung mit einem jeweils dazugehörenden erläuternden Plan. Eroberung von Städten wie Brüssel, Antwerpen, Ostende, Lille, Bergen op Zoom, Maastricht, usw., Belagerungslinien gelb koloriert. Plus eine Karte von Flandern, belagerte Städte rot koloriert. Im Vorwerk u.a. eine Tabelle von den Belagerungen. Vollständiges Exemplar mit am Ende dem manchmal fehlenden Blatt mit Seitenummer 121, ein Brief von Maurice de Saxe.Please notify before visiting to see a book. Prices are excl. VAT/TVA (only Switzerland) & postage. Holzmann-B., DAL III/9083 (cf. 9082 für franz. Ausg. im gleichen Verlag und Jahr, H. gibt von Illengen als erster Autor, der Widmung unseres Werkes an Adolph Friderich Kronprinz von Schweden, ist aber zuerst von Funck unterschrieben). [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Kupferstich- Karte, n. J. M. Hase b. Homann Erben, "Africa Secundum legitimas Projectionis Stereographicae regulas .".

      - mit altem Flächenkolorit, um 1750, 46 x 55,5 Norwich, Maps of Africa, Nr. 83; Tooley, Maps of Africa, S. 43 u. Abb. Plate 15. - Tooley kennt von der Karte zwei Zustände: a) datiert und mit Druckprivileg b) undatiert und mit Verlagsangabe "Noribergae in Officina Homanniana". Hier vorliegend mit Verlagsangabe Homann Erben und mit gelöschter Stecheradresse. ( S. Dorn ). - Unten links die Titelkartusche.

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        Habit de Boucher'.

      - anonymer Kupferstich b. N. de Larmessin (?), um 1750, 26,5 x 18,5 Metzger gekleidet mit seinen Werkzeugen und Produkten. - Sehr selten!

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        Magnolia

      Nuremberg; Plantae Selectae 1750 - Sheet Dimensions: 12.5 x 18.5 in. Frame Dimensions: 21 x 27 in. Hand-colored copperplate engraving. Georg Dionysius Ehert is considered the most important botanical artist of the mid-18th century. Born to poor farmers in Heidelberg in 1708, Ehert showed an early propensity for drawing, though as a young man he was employed primarily as a gardener. Having drawn the attention of noted botanical artist Johann Weinmann and noted Nuremberg physician Dr. Christoph Jakob Trew, he gained support for his work.

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        Les Dons de Comus, ou l'Art de la Cuisine reduit en pratique. Nouvelle édition. Revue, corrigée & augmentée par l'auteur. Tome second. (Contenant la manière d'appréter toutes sortes de viandes, tant Cochon, Sanglier, Volailles et toute sorte de Gibier etc.) & Tome troisième. (Concernant la Patisserie, etc.).

      - Paris, chez la Veuve Pissot, 1750, voll. 2 (su 3), in-12, bella leg. coeva in tutto vitello marmorizzato, dorso a 5 nervi, tassello rosso con titolo e fregi fitomorfi in oro negli scomparti, tagli rossi, nastrini segnapagine, pp. (2), 490, (2), 533, (3). Fregio ai frontespizi, testate, finali e capilettera xilografici. Asportata la carta bianca iniziale al volume II; minori tracce d'uso alle coperte, con qualche spellatura, radi forellini di tarlo. Ristampa corretta ed aumentata (E.O. 1739: in un solo volume) d'un classico della letteratura gastronomica ed uno dei più importanti ricettari del sec. XVIII. Apparso anonimo, ma attribuito a Marin, che fu cuoco personale di Charles de Rohan, principe di Soubise, amico intimo di Luigi XV, protetto di M.me de Pompadour. In questi volumi sono esposte ricette di carni, pesci, legumi, verdure, uova, torte salate e dolci, timballi. Ex libris Federighi.

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        Illustrated manuscript scroll "Haseo Soshi Emaki" [trans.: "Narrative Picture Scroll of Haseo Soshi"], complete, emakimono, manuscript on paper, five paintings in color, five manuscript texts, top & bottom edges of scroll in gold, 38 x 1127 cm., brocade endpapers, in a fitted wooden box

      No colophon: n.d. [ca. 1750]. An illustrated scroll of great quality of the famous story about Ki no Haseo (845-912), a courtier in the Early Heian Period. Written ca. 13th century, the oldest surviving scroll of this story - ca. 14th century, the Kamakura era - was preserved by the Hosokawa Family, formerly the ruler of the Kumamoto Fiefdom (today the Kumamoto Prefecture). The scroll rests now as an "Important Cultural Property" at the Eisei Bunko Museum in Tokyo. There are other scrolls of this celebrated story, some of which are incomplete or condensed versions, including those at the National Institute of Japanese Literature (Tokyo), the National Diet Library, Kyoto University, the Imperial Household Agency Library, Tokyo National Museum, and the Kyoto Prefectural Library. Our scroll illustrates the five scenes of this story:"1. One evening when Haseo was about to go to the Imperial Palace, he was visited by a stranger with shrewd eyes, who challenged him with a sugoroku (backgammon) game, saying that there was no other who could rival him in the game. Suspicious but tempted by curiosity, Haseo went out with the stranger, who took him to the Imperial gatehouse, Suzaku-mon. 2. The stranger helped Haseo up to the upper story of the gatehouse. Before beginning the game, he offered a 'girl of unearthly beauty' on bet, whereupon Haseo offered his entire property. As the game turned hopeless for the stranger, he betrayed himself as an awesome goblin, but Haseo at last won the game.3. Deep in the night of the promised day, the man brought to Haseo a beautiful young lady, telling him never to touch her within one hundred days. 4. Eighty days passed. Unable to resist the ever increasing charm of the girl, Haseo embraced her, whereupon she became water and flowed away. He repented, only in vain.5. About three months later, Haseo was going home in the night from the Imperial Palace, when the stranger came to his vehicle and blamed him for breaking the promise. Haseo barely escaped danger by his prayers to the god of Kitano Tenjin. The stranger was a goblin inhabiting the Suzaku Gate, who had created the girl by assembling beautiful parts of dead women. If she had been left untouched for one hundred days, she would have become a real human being."-Tanaka, Ichimatsu, Nihon emakimono zenshu. Japanese Scroll Paintings, Vol. 18, p. 3. "Pictorial representation of literary materials is one of the most important aspects of Japanese art, for in Japan, pictorial images have always been viewed as an indispensable means of communication. Emaki, the art of narrative painting in handscrolls, reached its peak from the twelfth to the fourteenth century, yet the large number of exciting and beautiful examples from later periods are ample testimony that this art never lost its creative energy, or patronage."-Murase, Miyeko, from the "Introduction" of Tales of Japan. Scrolls and Prints from The New York Public Library (1986). The production of luxury scrolls such as ours employed the finest illustrators and artists of the period. Provenance: stamp of the "Kuyo Bunko" library of the Waseda University scholar Koichi Nakano, a specialist in early Japanese literature. In fine condition. There are several small defects. The first text has two carefully repaired holes, slightly touching three characters. The first painting has two small holes carefully repaired. Hase's sword in the first painting has oxidized. The second text has a little dampstaining and defect touching one character. The fourth painting has a small defect well repaired. The example at the National Institute of Japanese Literature is closely related to our scroll. ❧ Komatsu, Shigemi, Nihon emaki taisei (1977), Vol. 11, pp. 74-89. Komatsu, Shigemi, Nihon no emaki (1994)-a facsimile of the earliest scroll of this story.

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        KOSMETIK. - Kinder., "Das Muztischgen". In einem Ankleidezimmer steht eine Mutter mit ihrem Töchterchen, das aufmerksam in den Spiegel des Toilettentischchens schaut, auf dem die Puderdosen und Schmincksachen stehen, unten Verse in Deutsch und Französisch.

      Schabkunstblatt von J.J. Haid, Augsburg, um 1750, 38 x 32 cm. Die französischen Verse sprechen davon, daweiblich Wesen niemals Kinder sind, wenn es um die Schönheit geht sie haben immer den Wunsch zu gefallen. Die deutsche Version spricht von "Hoffarth". - Prächtiges Schabkunstblatt mit breitem Rand.

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        Charitonis Aphrodisiensis DE CHAEREA & CALLIRRHOE AMATORIARUM NARRATIONUM LIBRI VIII - IDEM VERTIT JOANNES JACOBUS REISKIUS - una cum JACOBI PHILIPPI D'ORVILLE ANIMADVERSIONES in Charitonis Aphrodisiensis de Chaerea & Callirrhoe narrationum .

      Pietro Mortier, Amsterdam 1750 - Volume in 4° grande legato in pergamena, piatti impressi a secco con rosone centrale, titolo al tassello al dorso a 6 nervi, pergamena tagliata alla cerniera anteriore e con piccole mancanze al piede del dorso e su una nervatura, sguardie con ben tre exlibris diversi incollati, scritta a pennino, frontespizioin greco con bella marca tipografica, XX, 144 pp. del testo greco; frontespizio latino, 4 carte, 168 pp del testo greco; occhiello e frontespizio delle Animadversiones, 788 pp., 29 carte d'indici. Editio Princeps di questa curiosa e rara opera letteraria, sopravissuta al tempo grazie ad un singolo manoscritto conservato alla Laurenziana scoperto nel XVIII secolo e portato alle stampe dal D'Orville in questa magnifica impressione. Il racconto delle avventura di due amanti, entrambi fatti schiavi e divisi che alla fine torneranno a ritrovarsi. Un classico alla stregua dell'opera d'Apuleio o di Petronio. In ottimo stato fatti salvi i difetti alla legatura, raro.

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        Les jugements des horoscopes ou figures célèstes

      1750 - Pleine basane jaspée de l'époque. Un volume in-12 (156x103 mm), (215)-(11 bl.) pages et sept tableaux dont un dépliant Reliure légèrement frottée. . Manuscrit d'astrologie anonyme du dix-huitième siècle, à notre connaissance jamais publié. Après une partie introductive dans laquelle l'auteur présente les principes de l'astrologie (planètes, maisons, signes du zodiaque, .), le reste du manuscit est entièrement consacré au thème d'une femme que l'auteur affirme ne jamais avoir rencontré. Le thème est divisé en trois parties. La première donne la table des étoiles au jour de la naissance (en 1688) du sujet. La seconde, que l'auteur appelle "La racine" consiste à décrire les grandes influences entourant la vie de cette femme (espérance de vie, tempérament, esprit, moeurs, famille, mariage, richesses, bonheur, honneur, voyages, amis, ennemis, maladies, mort). Enfin, la dernière partie donne des prédictions années après années - débutant aux 8 ans de la fille et se terminant à la date prédite de son décès, à 79 ans, le 22 anvier 1767, avec les faits qui devraient arriver tout au long de sa vie. Il est difficile à la lecture de ce manuscrit, de savoir s'il s'agit d'un cas d'école ou du thème d'une personne ayant rééllement existé, mais au vu des précautions que prend l'auteur pour expliquer que certes les étoiles ont une influence, mais que cette femme garde son destin en main, le détail et la précision des prédictions qui s'étend sur 200 pages, nous pensons qu'il s'agit du thème commandé pour une femme que nous n'avons pas réussi à identifier. De plus, in fine l'auteur écrit "J'ai jugé cette figure céleste avec plaisir, sans avoir le biens d'avoir jamais vu la dame n'y savoir ces affaires, cependant je me suis senty une disposition à travailler pour elle". Il est rare de rencontrer de tels manuscrit, véritable témoignage de l'astrologie telle qu'elle pouvait se pratiquer au dix-huitième siècle. ___________________________________________________________________________________ ______________________________ENGLISH_DESCRIPTION______________________________ ___________________________________________________________________________________ Contemporary full speckled sheep. 12mo (156x103 mm), (215)-(11 bl.) pages an 7 tables Binding slightly rubbed. . Anonymous astrological manuscript of the eighteenth century, never published. After an introduction in which the author presents the principles of Astrology (planets, houses, zodiacal signs, .), the manuscit is tevoted to the theme of a woman whom the author claims never to have meet. The theme is divided into three parts. The first gives the stars the day of birth (in 1688) of the subject. The second, which the author calls "the root", describes the major influences surrounding this woman's life (life expectancy, temperament, spirit, morals, family, marriage, wealth, happiness, honor, travel, friends, enemies , illness, death). The last part gives predictions years after years - beginning to 8 year-old and ending at the predicted time of his death, at age 79 the 22th of January 1767, with the facts that should happen throughout his life. It's hard to know if this manuscript, is a case study or theme of a real person. It is rare to find such manuscript, a true testimony of astrology as it could be practiced in the eighteenth century. In 12 / 12mo 223g. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Histoire du prince Soly, surnommé Prenany, et de la princesse Feslée

      original, unusual Edition. Binding full glazed calf and marbled time. Back smooth decorated. as Exhibit in Havana morocco. 2 corners bumped, including a trimmed. Friction, particularly at borders. Aux dépens de La Compagnie à Amsterdam 1750 In-12 (9x15,5cm) (2) x (3) 138pp. ; (2) 129pp. (3) 2 parties en un volume relié

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        ISTRUZIONE per li Fabricatori, ed Aggiustatori delle Bilance, Stadere e Misure.

      Stamperia Reale,, Torino, 1750 - in-4 (mm. 280x200), pp. 40, (4), leg. carta colorata coeva con elegante finta etichetta disegnata al piatto ant., d. rinforzato da carta dec. Con 4 gr. tavv. ripp. al fine inc. da G. Stagnon di Torino raff. bilance, stadere di varie foggie, con i richiami numerati per il testo. L’ultima tavola raff. una macchina per la misura del volume dei vari prodotti. L’opera si compone di 3 sezioni: la bilancia, la stadera e l’ultima che riguarda le misure. Prima e unica edizione di questo raro trattato. Manca a Nuc. Riccardi II (VII), 50: "Interessante per la storia della metrologia.". Ottimo stato di conservazione. Raro.

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        Neu-vermehrt und vollständiges Gesang-Buch, worinnen sowohl die Psalmen Davids, nach D. Ambrosii Lobwassers Ubersetzung hin und wieder verbessert, als auch 700 ... auch mit dem heydelbergischen Catechismo und erbaulichen Gebätern versehen, etc.

      Marburg: Zu finden bey Joh. Henrich Stocks ältesten Tochter, 1750. 12mo (15.5 cm; 6"). Frontis., [2], 214, [2], 424, [8], 20 pp. An eye-catching and physically pleasing copy of the 1750 printing of the Marburger Gesang-buch with the final section being a printing the text of the Heidelberg catechism, printed in Fraktur (i.e, black letter) as is the rest of the volume. The melodies are sporadically indicated in diamond-shaped notation. => Overall, this is an important text in the liturgies of the Calvinistic and Zwinglian Churches.    Binding: Vellum over light wood boards with bevelled edges; round hollow-back spine with false bands created by tooling in black; endpapers of a stencilled gilt leaf -design on orange "wallpaper;" all edges gilt and gauffered. Covers => elaborately tooled all over in black (not embossed with a plaque as was another style of this type of painted vellum binding), and then => painted in red and black.    Such bindings as this are known in Germany as "Bauern Einbände," or "Peasant Bindings" — but, though betraying a strong influence of folk art, they were certainly not for peasants! The style almost certainly developed in Hungary with early examples first appearing in southern Germany, and it was to gain greatest favor in northern Germany and Holland during the 18th century.    Provenance: Kovel family to at least 1779; front and rear blank pages filled with family birth and death information in German and English for the Kovel and related families, 1729–79. In the 20th century in the collection of Estelle Doheny with her red morocco bookplate. Binding as above; either lacking free endpapers or they are present as plain paper not matching the pastedowns. => Very good, very engaging.

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        Mémoires et lettres - Lettre de M. le marquis d'Argens avec la réponse de M. Dep** & Dona Urraca, reine de Castille et de Léon

      Par la société 1750 - 2 tomes reliés en un volume in-8 (17cm x 10cm) de 312-48 & 161pp. Plein veau, dos à la grotesque; pièce de titre en maroquin rouge, titre frappé or, coiffes et coupes filetés; tranches rouges. (Reliure d'époque) Bel exemplaire, coins et coiffes frottés avec de légères épidermures, discret trou à un mors; intérieur dans l'ensemble frais malgré des rousseurs à quelques feuillets. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        HERSBRUCK. - Karte. "Bezirck der Nürnbergischen Pfleg Aemter Herrspruck, Reicheneck, Engelthal und Hohenstein im Alten Nordgau gelegen".

      - Altkol. Kupferstich von T.C. Lotter nach Paul Pfinzing, um 1750, 59 x 53 cm. Cartographia Bavariae, K 2, 19. - Schöne Karte mit Hersbruck im Zentrum, nach der berühmten Karte von Paul Pfinzing entstanden. Ohne Stecher und Verlagsangaben. - Der schmale Rand gering ausgefranst, sonst wohl erhalten.

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        Kupferstich- Karte, b. T. C. Lotter n. Paul Pfinzing, "Bezirck Der Nürnbergischen Pfleg Aemter Herrsbruck, Reicheneck, Engelthal und Hohenstein im alten Nordgau gelegen".

      - mit altem Flächenkolorit, um 1750, 59 x 53 (H) Vergl. Cartographia Bavariae, K 2,19. - Karte ohne Stecher und Verlagsangaben, oben links die Titelkartusche mit den Wappen der Pflegeämter, unten links Erklärungen. . Zeigt die Pflegeämter Hersbruck, Reicheneck, Engeltal und Hohenstein. Hersbruck im Mittelpunkt der Karte. Als Vorlage für diese Karte diente die Karte von Paul Pfinzing, die dann später auch bei Lotter in Augsburg erschien.

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