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        Lettres siamoises, ou le Siamois en Europe [Ensemble] Nouveau mémoire pour servir a l'histoire des Cacouacs [Ensemble] Ascanius ou le jeune avanturier

      S.n. ;S.n. ; & Chez Jacquet. Editions originales de ces trois ouvrages. traduction de l'anglais de l'ouvrage de Burton par d'Intraguel.binding en pleine basane mouchetée d'époque.Moreau était engagé dans la lutte contre les Encyclopédistes qu'il plaisantait sous le nom de 'Cacouacs'. "Il les montre comme un corps organisé, possédant tout l'attirail nécessaire au combat, et marchant délibérément à l'assaut de la morale, de la religion et du gouvernement" (J. Proust, 'Diderot et l'Encyclopédie', p. 109). Présenté sous forme de voyage imaginaire, ce pamphlet eut un retentissement considérable et le sobriquet fit fortune. S.n. ;S.n. ; & Chez Jacquet S.l. ; Amsterdam ; A Lylle(Lille) 1750 - 1757 In-12 (9,5x16,5cm) (2) vj, 158pp. (2bc.) ; (4) 108pp. ; 156pp. relié

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        The City and Country Builder's and Workmens Treasury of Designs: Or the Art of Drawing and Working The Ornamental Parts of Architecture.

      4to. (280 x 220 mm). Bound in recent full dark brown speckled calf period style, retaining the original red morocco and gilt label to the spine, endpapers renewed; title-page, 22pp. and 200 engraved plates (numbered I - CLXXXVI, 1 - 14); light dustmarks to the margins but generally a bright, clean copy. Third edition. Harris/Savage 451.

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        Le masque de fer ou les avantures admirables du pere et du fils

      Chez Pierre de Hondt. first edition. 6 title pages in red and black.Binding in full mottled calf and glossy brown. Back smooth decorated. part of title in red morocco. Friction. Small lack along the upper joint. 3 corners lightly bumped. Chez Pierre de Hondt A La Haye 1750 In-12 (9,5x16,5cm) (2) xij-84 (2) 72 pp. et (2) 82 pp. et (2) 60 pp. et (2) 67 pp. et (2) 66 pp., 6 parties en un volume relié

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      Amsterdam, Joli, 1750, in 12, de 70pp. 1f. blanc, (qui manque ici) cartonnage papier marbré moderne genre XVIII°, tr. rouges (ex-libris rosicrucien de René Philipon) Rare et curieux livre sur les lutins, esprits folets et démons dont Guaïta nous dit: "Ce Roman Cabalistique n'est pas commun, soit hasard, soit que l'auteur fut initié, il nous a dépeint très nettement, sous l'appellation des animaux invisibles, les êtres inconscients, semi-conscients, ou simplement instinctifs, que les occultistes nomment élémentaux, larves, fantômes astraux..." - ¶ St. de Guaïta n°2063 - Caillet n°9571 "rare, manque à la Bibliothèque Nationale" - Dorbon 4218 (l'exemplaire de Guaïta).

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      1750. La tavola venne inserita nell'"Atlas Universel", pubblicato nel 1757 da Gilles Robert de Vaugondy, in cui troviamo anche un'altra tavola che raffigura la parte occidentale della Lombardia (insieme alla nr 48988): nell'insieme le due mappe costituiscono una sola grande tavola dell'Italia settentrionale. Nell'introduzione all'atlante l'autore premette di essersi servito di varie fonti per la realizzazione di queste carte; in particolare la tavola del Milanese deriva dalla corrispondente carta dello Stato di Milano eseguita nel 1703 da Giulio Carlo Frattino. Coloritura coeva dei confini.Bibliografia: Motta, p. 15; Colombo-Rondanini-GRSD, p. 42, Davoli - Sanfelici - Zanasi, 68

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        L'art de la teinture des laines, et des étoffes de laine, en grand et petit teint. Avec une instruction sur les débouillis

      chez la veuve Pissot et Jean Thomas Herissant. First Edition. Full brown calf iced contemporary. Back to nerves tooled, red morocco title. A dull corner. Tail cap and lower edge redone, also headbands. A snag with slight lack in the room title. Scuffs on the boards. This is the first such treaty on how to dye wool and most important work of the author, Jean Hellot (1685-1766) Analyst renowned chemist and an industrial chemist. This is a practical treatise, which details the preparations and discusses techniques, and was a huge success thus in Europe where it was applied everywhere. Hellot was appointed Inspector General of dyeing the kingdom in 1740 and the treaty seems to be the result of his observations. Similarly, he was later appointed to the Vincennes porcelain factory where he invented the formula of turquoise (blue Hellot) used for the first service commissioned by Louis XV. Ex dono manuscript Bourgoin cadet illustrates dyer to Gaudrecourt Parisian chateaux Bravure ... --- Please note that the translation in english is done automatically, we apologize if the formulas are inaccurate. Contact us for any information! chez la veuve Pissot et Jean Thomas Herissant Paris 1750 fort in 12 (17x10,5cm) xix (5) 631 pp. relié

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        Torah, nevi'im u-khetuvim. Biblia hebraica sine punctis. Accurante Nath. Forster.

      Late as the date may seem for it, this is the first separate edition of the Hebrew Bible printed in England, preceded only by the printing of the text as part of the Walton Polyglot. Editor Nathaniel Forster (1718-57), an accomplished scholar of Greek, Latin, and Hebrew, has included (in the style of the table of contents) "Pentateuchus, Prophetae priores, Prophetae posteriores, Hagiographa"; the leaves following "Prophetae posteriores" are separately signed and printed "Vol. 2." Based on Van der Hoogh's version, the text is in Hebrew, with titles and chapter heads also in Latin. There were two issues of this, a large paper issue and the common paper issue, of which this is one of the latter.Unlike most 18th-century books printed at Oxford, this is scarce. ESTC locates only seven U.S. holding libraries (one of which has deaccessioned its copy) and WorldCat locates three additional library copies (one of which has also been deaccessioned). Of the eight reported copies still actually in libraries four are in the Northeast, two in California, one at Duke, and one in Ohio. Provenance: The Howell Bible Collection, Pacific School of Religion (properly released).

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        [Manuscript on paper] Tractatus De Contractibus in Specie [inscription inside front cover: "Codex 3e Matutinus" (sic)

      s.n. (France), 1750 (ca.). 4to. (225 x 175 mm). [336] pp. = 168 unnumbered ff., all but one bearing densely written cursive handwritten text. 14 quires of 12 sheets, with curious quire numberings: the second leaf bears the signature AM, BM, CM, DM (etc.) through OM. Original "temporary" marbled boards, sewn on 4 double-bands and 2 half-bands, original flyleaves. Highly curious, apparently unpublished legal manuscript of high quality. There can be little doubt that the manuscript was carefully written in a fine cursive hand by an erudite legal scholar in training. Extending more than 300 pages, the manuscript covers legal issues concerning the many forms of contracts, promised gifts, leases, deposits, loans and the profits of usury, purchases, records, exchanges, codicils, legates, etc. At the end are 5 pages of Questions which provide a fascinating record of Law School in France in the mid-18th century. The watermark is quite clear and can be identified as a type of Gaudriault No. 734 (datable to 1750). This manuscript is suitable for research and exhibition, and merits considerable scholarly inquiry.

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        Archipel des Indes Orientales qui comprend les Isles de la Sonde Moluques et Phillipines, tirees des Cartes du Neptune Oriental. Par le Sr. Robert.

      Paris: Les Auteurs, Boudet, 1750. Engraved map with old handcolouring, 515 x 685 mm. A fine map of the East Indian islands and the Philippines, including the Malay Peninsula, the Kingdoms of Cambodia, Cochin China, and Tonkin, and an inset of the or Marianas Islands. The north coast of Australia (Nouvelle Hollande) is shown with the place names Van Diemen Landt, Baia van Diemens, Vuyle Hoeck and Cocotvils Eylandt.An ornate scroll and foliage cartouche enhances the appeal of this attractive map by Gilles and Didier Robert de Vaugondy, the Parisian geographers, who were among the leading French cartographers of the time. They were both appointed Géographes du Roi. This map was originally published as part of their Atlas Universel, which was issued in 1755 with 108 maps. The engraver of this map was Guillaume Delahaye. Gentle browning, very good condition overall.

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        Europa delineata iuxta observationes...

      1750. Incisione in rame, coloritura originale d'epoca, mm. 485x575. Seutter, dopo un apprendistato presso Homann a Norimberga, trasferitosi ad Augsburg verso il 1720, aprì la propria attività superando esteticamente il maestro: le sue carte hanno sempre colori brillanti e cartigli elaborati. La sua attività fu rilevata da Lotter. Buon esemplare con buoni margini che presenta qualche traccia di piega.

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        Inventaire des remédes contenus dans la cassette.

      (vers 1750). ____ Manuscrit très lisible. C'est une description de 106 remèdes, rédigée par un médecin. Cet inventaire accompagnait une caisse de bouteilles de médicaments et servait en quelque sorte de mode d'emploi. Pour chaque remède, l'auteur donne son origine, les indications d'emploi, les doses, les manières de l'administrer... On voit qu'il s'agit de l'oeuvre d'un praticien : "je m'en sers avec grand succès...", "je l'ai vu réussir...", "cette teinture [de Muscade] m'a été apportée de l'Inde...", "il ne faut donner ce remède qu'après avoir fait précéder le nombre des saignées qui sont nécessaires...", "je me suis très bien trouvé à l'armée dans des dissentries très opiniatres d'avoir doné un, deux, trois fois par jour quatre grains d'ipecuanha ... de cette manière j'ai guéri..." . A côté de médications classique pour l'époque, on en trouve d'autres plus singulières comme le "sang de bouqetin des Alpes". On trouve à la bibliothèque de l'Arsenal un manuscrit intitulé: "Inventaire des remèdes contenus dans la cassette de Monsieur Sidobre". Il pourrait s'agir du même texte. Antoine Sidobre (1672 -1747), médecin de l'Université Montpellier était médecin du roi par quartier (c'est à dire par trimestre) de 1720 à 1729. Compte-tenu du luxe de sa reliure, on peut penser qu'il était destiné à un personnage important. Les 98 premiers médicaments sont de la même écriture. Deux autres mains de la même époque ont ajouté des médicaments à la suite. Les deux derniers sont "des fébrifuges" et "une médecine ordinaire de mr. de Seniliac", qui semble être donc le destinataire de ce manuscrit. Très bel exemplaire.***** Very well bound manuscript, a companion volume for a crate of bottle of remedies, wrote by a physician, probably Antoine Sidobre, a doctor of Louis XV. In-8. [184 x 110 mm] Collation : (156) pp. Maroquin rouge, dos à nerfs orné, grande dentelle d'encadrement sur les plats, tranches dorées. (Reliure de l'époque.).

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        Kanor, conte traduit du Sauvage, par Madame **.

      Amsterdam: n.p. 1750. Duodecimo, a very good copy in contemporary French mottled calf; owner's gilt stamp 'Mr. GILLY' on front cover. First edition: a delightful fantasy set in Brazil (but not recorded by Borba de Moraes the bibliographer of Brazil).Despite her fame as the writer of several volumes of fairy tales and fables, little is known about Fagnan's life beyond the fact that she died in France around the year 1770. Kanor purports to be a translation from an ancient and very rare manuscript, chronicling two tribes living on the banks of the Amazon, and their tribulations when the Kanor people fantastically shrink to a uniform six inches, and the Alzopha grow to eight or nine feet. Unexpectedly, they all live happily ever after, and Fagnan allows herself the luxury of a moral: 'le veritable Amour fait des miracles'. Joints neatly repaired.

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        Lives of the Admirals and other eminent British Seamen. Containing their personal histories, and a detail of all their public services. Including a new and accurate naval history from the earliest accounts of time; and clearly proving, by a continued series of facts, our uninterrupted claim to, and enjoyment of, the dominion of our seas. Interspersed with many curious passages relating to our discoveries, plantations, and commerce. The whole supported by proper authorities. The second edition, carefully revised, corrected, and enlarged. 4 vols.

      Printed for T. Waller, at the Crown and Mitre. 1750 [4], 543, [1]p; [2], 476, [24]pp index; 488pp; [2], 453, [1], [16]pp index. 8vo. Lacking some free endpapers, old faded splash to pages 155-158 vol. III. A very good set bound in full contemporary sprinkled calf, raised & gilt banded spines, red morocco labels, small gilt crown in each compartment. From the Library of Invercauld Castle, Braemar.ESTC T89825.

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        The Complete Parish-Officer; Containing The Authority and Duty of High Constables, Petty Constables [Churchwardens, Overseers of the Poor and Surveyors], To which is added the Office of Constables, written by Sir Francis Bacon. The Twelfth Edition [etc.]

      Printed by Henry Lintot . . . for S. Birt [and two others] [etc.]. A rare edition of one of Jacob's earliest works and conceivably his most popular, reaching a 16th edition by 1772, with Bacon's tract on constables appended, this the only work other than Bacon's own to contain it; one copy in ESTC, none in COPAC. Modern 3/4 calf over marbled boards, a good clean copy. Printed by Henry Lintot . . . for S. Birt [and two others] [etc.], London, 1750.

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        The natural history of Barbados. In ten books. By the Reverend Mr. Griffith Hughes, . . . [Large-Paper Issue]

      First Edition London printed for the author; and sold by most booksellers in Great Britain and Ireland 1750 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 George III; 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. Faded ink stamp of Lehigh University library, dated 1884, with manuscript deaccession note to top of title page (but no other library marks anywhere). Small round former owner's stamp with monogram 'MB.' 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. Withal, an excellent copy. Sitwell (Great Flower Books), p.60. Hunt 536. Nissen BBI 950. Sabin 33582. Wood (McGill), p.393. Calmann, Ehret: Flower Painter Extraordinary, p.67. Near Fine ¶ 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 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, 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 or subscriber and includes an engraved coat of arms of the aristocratic or scholarly dedicatee. N. B. With few exceptions (always identified), we only stock books in exceptional condition. All orders are packaged with care and posted promptly. Satisfaction guaranteed.

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        "Isles De Saint Domingue ou Hispaniola, et De La Martinique" [with Haiti and special highlight map of Martinique within the print].

      , 1750. [Paris], 1750. Beautifully Handcoloured Original Engraving (copper). 53 cm wide x 50 cm high. Excellent condition of this beautiful original 18th century map. 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 cartographers in France during the 18th century.nIn 1757, Gilles and Didier Robert De Vaugondy 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.nnGilles 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.nnThe 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 Dépôt de la Marine, the official French repository for maritime-related information, were used for their maps of Canada and South America.nnLike Ortelius and Mercator, the Vaugondy's credited their sources, which has greatly benefited the study of the history of cartography during that period. (Wikipedia)

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         Nouvelles observations microscopiques avec les découvertes intéressantes sur la composition & la décomposition des corps organisés.

      P., L.E. Ganeau, 1750, in 12, de XVIII-524pp.-2ff., ill. de 7 planches de vues microscopiques h.t., & 29 pp. et 1 planche dépl. pour la Description et usage du microscope de Passemant, (partie relié ici en tête, avec la planche in fine), pl. veau marbré époque, dos orné, bel exemplaire. (ex-libris gravé Cournault, Lt Colonel de Génie) Première édition française par L. A. Lavirotte de cette oeuvre importante de Needham qui décrit ses principales observations microscopiques pour la démonstration de ses théories sur la génération spontanée. Le mode d'emploi en tête décrit le modèle de microscope Cuff fabriqué par Passemant. ¶ D.S.B. X.10 - Daumas instruments p.218 - Cole Libr. 1492 - Lechevallier & Solotorovsky Three cent. of microbology p.31.

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        The Works of Mr. Francis Beaumont, and Mr. John Fletcher. In ten volumes. Collated with all the former editions, and corrected. With notes critical and explanatory. By the late Mr. Theobald, Mr. Seward of Eyam in Derbyshire, and Mr. Sympson of Gainsborough.

      J. and R. Tonson and S. Draper. 1750 10 vols. Engraved portraits of Beaumont & Fletcher by Vertue. 8vo. Some occasional sl. spotting but otherwise clean. Contemp. speckled calf with ornately gilt spines, raised bands, gilt-rolled board edges, red morocco labels, & green stained compartments with vol. numbers, original pink silk ribbon page markers; some minor rubbing & scuffing, very sl. & inoffensive worming to head of vol. I. All edges speckled red & waxed. Each vol. with the engraved armorial bookplate of 'Vane Londonderry'. An exceptional set in a handsome 18th century binding.First published by Jacob Tonson in 1711, this is the first edition edited by the Shakespearean scholar and editor Lewis Theobald. John Fletcher was Shakespeare's successor as house playwright for the King's Men. This very attractive set is from the library of Charles Vane, 3rd Marquess of Londonderry, 1778-1854, an influential soldier, politician and nobleman, and the great-grandfather of Winston Churchill.

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        Anatomia Corporum Humanorum Centum et Viginti Tabulis. . .

      Utrecht: Nicholaus Muntendam, 1750. 2nd Edition. Hardcover. Elephant Folio - over 15 - 23" tall. Large Folio (517 x 362 mm). 71 unnumbered leaves of letterpress text, signed [ ]1, A-C2, A2, C-3N, *6. With engraved frontispiece, title-page printed in red and black with engraved vignette. Complete with 119 engraved plates on 118 leaves (including 3 folding, the last 2 plates on a single sheet). Rebound in 20th-century half vellum over marbled boards under use of old material (some soiling of boards and spine, light rubbing). Internally with little even browning throughout, some minor spotting and thumb-soiling to text and plates, faint marginal dampstains to some plates, plate 10 (a folding) with closed tear. Provenance: Lurley Manor and Fort Hill (bookplates to front pastedown); collection of Dr. Gerald Sugarman. Overall, a near fine copy of this impressive text. ----NLM/Blake 102; Heirs of Hippocrates 468 (1st ed.); Garrison-M. 385.1; Choulant 252f. - Second Latin edition (first published in 1739). "With this work, first published in English in 1698, Cowper provided one of the better-known stories of theft in medical history. Of the 114 plates in this collection, only nine were original with Cowper. All of the others were the work of Bidloo and were published in his Anatomia Humani Corporis in 1685. Cowper obtained three hundred sets of Bidloo's plates, pasted his own name over that of Bidloo on the title page, made a few corrections in ink, added nine plates of his own, translated the text into English, and published the whole under his own name. Bidloo, naturally incensed over this plagiarism, arraigned Cowper before the Royal Society, and the two engaged in an exchange of polemical writings." (Heirs of Hippocrates, discussing the first Latin edition of 1739). Very Good.

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        Scienza della Natura Generale.

      Venice: Battista Recurti, 1750. Two volumes, quarto, with a total of 62 plates (including three letterpress tables numbered in series), contemporary full vellum with gilt lettered labels. Well-preserved compendium of articles on science and technology, including a splendid array of engraved plates illustrating many different aspects of eighteenth-century science. 'Illustrations of particular interest are those of units of measurement, the pendulum, electrostatical machines, the pointing of mortar, the compressed air-gun, the refraction of light rays, and chyliferous vessels in man. In short Scienza della Natura presents a complete and ordered picture of the state of scientific knowledge in its time' (DSB).Giovanni della Torre (c. 1710-1782) was a prominent teacher of natural science and physics at Italian universities. A man of varied pursuits, della Torre is remembered for his improvement and simplification of the microscope, and as the author of a later separately published book on volcanoes derived from personal observations of Mount Vesuvius in the Bay of Naples.Written during a period when the teaching of science in Italian institutions was increasingly influenced by Newtonian physics, these books combine the older discursive style of natural philosophy with new rigorous experimental approaches. In Scienza della Natura Generale we encounter a curious hybrid of ancient learning within an enthusiastic, and highly rational, environment of experimental science.The scope of these books is considerable, encompassing physics and the natural sciences, as well as anatomy and other subjects. This diversity of subject material is reflected in the large number of engraved plates. Illustrations include hydraulic and pneumatic experiments, vacuum pumps and chambers, centrifuges, and similar physics projects. The design of microscopes, telescopes, and other optical instruments are likewise illustrated in some detail over several plates (interestingly, the anatomical plates include microscopic views of cells and alveoli of the lungs). One curious engraving presents an innovative diving bell suspended from a sailing vessel, presumably for collecting treasure and salvage from the seafloor. A fine set.

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        L'Art de verifier les dates des faits historiques, des chartes, des chroniques et autres anciens monumens Depuis la Naissance de Notre-Seigneur.

      Paris Guillaume Deprez et Pierre-Guillaume Cavelier, 1750 First edition. 2 vols. 4to (28,1 x 22,8 cm). (4), xlviii (+ 1 extra leaf), 1-340; (4), 341-726, (1) pp. Contemporary uniform richlly gilt-tooled bindings (variation on a Cambridge, as well as on a Mirror-Binding). Covers with a central compartment with gilt-tooled flower decoration, surrounded by a darker-tinted intermediate compartment that is bordered by gilt-tooled frames, the outer compartment again with gilt-tooled frames on both borders. Spine with richly gilt-tooled decorations and fleurons, 5 gilt-decorated raised bands and a gilt-lettered green morocco label. Front and back cover identical. Board edges gilt-decorated. Marbled endpapers. Both works with a French title and a title page. Both title pages printed in red and black and with a woodcut title vignette. With headpieces and some splendid cul-de-lampes. Text and tables printed within frames. First edition of a remarkable 18th-century work that laid the foundations for the first French school of critical historical science, especially its branch of chronology. This work contains a collection of charters and sources for the general history as well as for the (local an general) church history. The aim of the work is to accurately date a wide range of historical events, as early as the Greek, Roman periods, by using a series of chronological tables. At the same time, the work is also a guide for the correct use of these charters in studying history. The work was originally begun by the Maurus Dantine. Due to illness, he was however forced to leave the final completion to other members of his order, Charles Clémencet and Ursin Durand. The extra leaf of the first volume is paginated xv-xvi and contains the table of Contents of both volumes. The Corrections and Additions on pp. 711 - 714, followed by the Index on pp. 715 - 726, and finally the Directions fro teh Binder on the last leaf. Inevitably small damages to both bindings: top and foot of spine slightly damaged, corners bumped with some damges to the leather covering some of these, but altogether well-bound and well-kept exceptionally splendid bindings. For a full description and more images please visit .

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        A map of the Sacred Geography

      Londra 1750 - Incisione in rame, finemente colorata a mano, mm 370x425. Cartiglio decorato a colori. Si tratta di una mappa di tutti i luoghi menzionati nei testi sacri cristiani. R. W. Seale fu incisore ed editore di mappe attivo a Londra attorno alla metà del XVIII secolo. Ottimo esemplare con minimi difetti restaurati al margine destro.

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        (1746-66) und Luise von Gross-Britanien und Hannover (1724-1751)

      unbekannt 1750 Relief-Ofenplatte, 18. Jahrhundert. (64,5 cm x 54.5 cm) Die Ofenplatte zeigt das Brustbild beider Herrscher im Medaillon. Darüber die Herrscherkrone und die Inschrift Frederik und Luisa. Das Ganze von zwei Engeln getragen. Ornamental eingefaßt, links und rechts die gekrönten Initialien F. und L. Siehe Bild Versand D: 5,90 EUR Graphik, Genealogie Heraldik

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        Attaque et Logement du Chemin Couvert

      1750. Rara incisione che raffigura l'attacco di Barcellona del 1714, nell'ambito della Guerra di Successione Spagnola (1701 - 1714). L'incisione appartiene a una suite dedicate all'avvenimento, tutte incise da Martin Engelbrecht da disegni di Jacques Rigaud ( 1681?-1754 ) Didascalia storica bilingue, francese/tedesco. Acquaforte e bulino, in ottimo stato di conservazione. One of the engravings by Martin Englebrecht after Rigaud; views of besieging troops outside walled city. Title and text printed below in French and German. Etching and engraving, in very good condition. Augsburg Augsburg 430 265

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        AUGSBURG. - Privatgebäude. - Lieberthaus., "Prospect des Gebäudes Herrn Benedict Adam Liebert Edler von Liebenhofen des Heil. Röm. Reichs Ritter Patr. Aug.". Ansicht mit Kutsche am Portal, unten Wappen.

      Kupferstich von Emanuel Eichel, um 1750, 33,5 x 61,5 cm. Schefold 41685. - Gering angestaubt, verso mit Stempel der Stadtbibliothek Augsburg und weiterem Sammlerstempel. BAYERN, Architektur, Schwaben

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        The General Gauger: Or, the Principles and Practice of Gauging Beer, Wine and Malt Original Printing

      John and Paul Knapton, London 1750 - (12) 420pp. Line drawing illustrations. Water staining to bottom corner of first twelve pages. Title page and rear endpaper brown stained. Front board is nearly detached from the generally worn spine. There is rubbing to the extremities. There is no doubt that this book has been well used, which is hardly surprising. The text-block however remains relatively clean and tight. (See my images) [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Fouilles a Dahchour. Mars - Juin 1894. Avec la collaboration de Berthelot, G. Legrain, G. Jéquier, V. Loret, D. Fouquet.

      Folio. VI + 165 + 5 S. + XL Tafeln. Priv. Brosch. mit aufgezogener OBrosch. und leinenverstärkten Rücken. In franz. Sprache. Mit allen 40 Tafeln. Der erste von zwei Bänden. Apart. - Letzte Seite Text und 1 Tafel stockfleckig, leichte Randläsuren, leichte Gbrsp. - Selten. - Bei dieser Grabung wurde das Grab der Nubhetepti-chered, einer ägyptischen Königstochter der 13. Dynastie, welche um 1750 v. Chr. lebte, ausgegraben. Ihr Grab fand sich bei der Pyramide von Amenemhat III. in Dahschur direkt neben dem Grab von König/Pharao Hor und war unberaubt.

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        Institutiones pathologiae medicinalis.Leiden, Samuel and Johannes Luchtmans, 1758. 8vo. Contemporary sheepskin parchment.

      - Blake, p. 168; BMN I, p. 160; STCN (4 copies); cf. Broman, The transformation of German academic medicine, 1750-1820 (2002), p. 82. First edition of one of the most widely used pathology textbooks, treating general pathological issues, such as nature, causes, and consequences of disease. It is written by the German-born physician Hieronymus David Gaub (1705-1780), a student of Boerhaave and his successor at Leiden. "Gaub hung his notion of disease on his conception of physiology. Accordingly, he spent a considerable portion of the book cataloguing the changes to which the body's solid and fluid parts are susceptible. Gaub presented other traditional topics from pathology as well, including an overview of the various categories of causes of disease " (Broman). Soon after the work's appearance in 1758 it was followed by several other editions.Heavily browned throughout, but otherwise still good. Binding somewhat soiled and the slightly damaged at the top of the spine, otherwise sound.

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        A map of the Sacred Geography...

      1750. Incisione in rame, finemente colorata a mano, mm 370x425. Cartiglio decorato a colori. Si tratta di una mappa di tutti i luoghi menzionati nei testi sacri cristiani. R. W. Seale fu incisore ed editore di mappe attivo a Londra attorno alla metà del XVIII secolo. Ottimo esemplare con minimi difetti restaurati al margine destro.

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        La femme Hydropique

      Artist: Claessens LA- Dou G ; issued in : Paris; date: 1750 - - technic: Copper print; colorit: colored; condition: Upper margin missing part perfectly restored and retouched; size (in cm): 64 x 47 - description: Representation of a doctor with a sick woman

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        Letters from a young painter abroad to his friends in England.

      Printed for W. Russel 1750 - 2 vols., with 13 engraved plates, 5 folding, a few illustrations in the text, 1 gathering in vol. ii foxed, pp. viii287, [5], xii, 394, [8], 8vo, 19th-century calf, somewhat crudely rebacked and recornered, sound. Second edition of vol. i (first 1748, with no vol. ii), vol. ii without edition statement. James Russel was an English [?or Scottish] artist and antiquary who lived in Rome between 1740 and 1763. At one time he was among the foremost ciceroni in Italy. His patrons included Richard Mead and Edward Holdsworth. Andrew Lumisden, the Secretary to the Young Pretender, wrote that Russel was his 'ingenious friend'. Despite his centrality to the British Grand Tour community of the mid eighteenth century, scholars have virtually ignored him. Instead, they favor his fellow artists, such as Robert Adam and William Chambers, and other antiquaries, such as Thomas Jenkins, James Byres, and Gavin Hamilton. Nevertheless, Russel's career gives insight into the British community in Italy at the dawn of the golden age of the Grand Tour. His struggles as an artist reveal the conditions in which the young tyros laboured. His rise to prominence broadens what we know about both the British and Italian artistic communities in eighteenth-century Rome. And, his network of patrons reveals some of the familial and political connections that were necessary for social success in eighteenth-century Britain. In fact, the experience of James Russel reveals the importance of seeing Grand Tourist and expatriate communities as extensions of domestic social networks. Like eighteenth-century sailors who went to sea, these travelers lived in a world apart that was nevertheless intimately connected to life at home' (Jason M. Kelly, on-line: Prof. Kelly is editing Russel's unpublished letters for the Walpole Society). (Pine-Coffin 740(1))

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        Dédié à Monsieur Papillon de la Ferté

      Artist: Boucher F ; issued in : Paris; date: 1750 - - technic: Copper print; colorit: original colored; condition: Very good; size (in cm): 48 x 35,5 - description: Representation of a couple , picnic in the forest

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        Anfangsgründe zur Metallurgischen Chimie, In einem theoretischen und practischen Theile nach einer der Natur gegründeten Ordnung abgefasset. Mit Kupfern. (+) Anfangsgründe zur Probierkunst, als der Zweyte Theil der practischen Metallurgischen Chimie worinnen verschiedene neue Arten zuverlässig zu probieren, gezeiget werden. 2 Bde.

      Leipzig, Johann Wendler u. Wendlerischen Handlung, 1750-55. Bound in one contemp. hcalf. Spine gilt. A small nick to titlelabel with gilt lettering. A paperlabel pasted on lower part of spine. Stamps on title-page. Engraved frontispiece. (14),339,(23) pp. and 5 large folded engraved plates (one being the table of affinities) + (16),168,(6) pp. and 3 large folded engraved plates. Internally clean and fine, a few minor brownspots. Extremely scarce first edition comprising both volumes and both in their first issues (volume 1 has a second issue 1751). It is a pioneer work in two ways as Gellert here was the first to introduce the method of extracting metals from their ores by almagation with mercury in the cold, and - by modifying the first affinity tables by Geoffroy with a table of 28 columns of symbols in which substances having the least affinity with the substance at the head of the column are put at the top, the reverse of Geoffroy's order.Partington II,710. - Duveen p. 242 (only the French and English translations) - Neville I, p. 511-12 (only the first volume). - Bolton I, 473."Christlieb Ehregott Gellert (1713-1795), the brother of the poet, studied at Meissen and in 1743 Leipzig. He was a professor (1736-47) in a school in St. Petersburg, becoming (1746-47) associate of the Academy of Sciences there, where he met Euler. Returning to Germany (1747) he settled in Freiberg, where he studied mining and metallurgy, gave a course of metallurgical chemistry, and became inspector of mines and smelting in Saxony; in 1762 he became chief administraror of the foundries and forges of Freiberg. He became professor of metallurgical chemistry in the famous Freiberg Bergakademie on its foundation in 1765." (Partington).

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        Le ciel réformé. Essai de traduction de partie du libre italien, Spaccio della Bestia Trionfante.

      - S.l., L'an 1000 700 50 [i.e. 1750]. Petit in-8, plein- veau marbré de l'époque, dos lisse orné de compartiments fleuronnés et cloisonnés, filet d'encadrement à froid sur les plats, (2) f. (faux titre et titre), 92 p., (2) f. blancs, 2 vignettes gravées, bandeaux, titre noir et rouge. Première édition et première traduction française, par l’abbé Louis-Valentin de Vougny, de la première partie du dialogue publié à Londres en 1584, dont une seconde page de titre donne le titre intégral: "Spaccio della bestia trionfante: la déroute ou l'expulsion de la Beste triomphante ( )". "Le 17 février 1600, l’Inquisition catholique menait Giordano Bruno au supplice. Lorsqu’une main lui tendit la croix, au milieu des flammes, il détourna la tête vers le firmament infini. Ce geste refusait la finitude oppressive et close de l’effigie, invitant à une nouvelle figure du monde et de l’homme. Bruno, avant Galilée et Descartes, tire le plus radicalement les conséquences cosmologiques et philosophiques des découvertes coperniciennes. Il dynamite ainsi tout le dispositif physique, métaphysique et politique de l’ordre scolastique et conçoit un univers inédit, illimité, plein d’une puissance dynamique, opératrice et protéenne" (cf. Philippe Forget [dir.], ‘Giordano Bruno et la puissance de l’Infini’, éd. Vrin). "One of Bruno's main works and that of his works which proved to be most influential throughout the 18th and 19th c., profoundly affecting both science, philosophy and religion" (B. Copenhaver & Ch. Schmitt, ‘Renaissance Philosophy’, p.301-302). (Brunet I, 1298. Caillet, 11295. Peignot, ‘Livres condamnés au feu’, I, 48 et II, 213. Salvestrini, 'Bibliografia di G. Bruno’, 112). Quelques petites traces de restauration à la reliure. Bel exemplaire, grand de marges, bien relié à l’époque.

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        Das englische Gartenbuch, Oder Philipp Millers (Gärtners der preiswürdigen Apothekergesellschaft in dem Kräutergarten zu Chelsea, und Mitgliedes der Königl. Englischen Societät der Wissenschaften), Gärtner-Lexicon, in sich haltend die Art und Weise, wie sowohl der Küchen- Frucht- Blumen- und Kräutergarten, als auch Lustwälder, Glashäuser und Winterungen, nebst dem Weingarten, nach den Regeln der erfahrensten Gärtner jetziger Zeit, zu bauen und zu verbessern seyn: dazu kommet noch die Historie der Pflanzen, der Character und englische Name jedes Geschlechtes, die deutschen und lateinischen Namen aller besondern Sorten, wie auch eine Erklärung der in der Botanick und Gartenkunst gebräuchlichen Kunstwörter, nebst einer den Lehren der besten Na

      Georg Lochner, Nürnberg 1750 - Nach der fünften, verm. u. verb. Ausgabe, aus dem Englischen, 3 Teile in 2 Bänden (komplett) Nürnberg, Georg Lochner, 1750-1758. 37,5 cm. Original Leder (Hardcover) auf 6 Bünden. Rücken mit reichen Fileten und 2 Rückenschildern, Vollrotschnitt. Gut. Braune Lederbände der Zeit mit reicher Rückenvergoldung und Lederrückenschildern. Band 1 (erster und zweiter Teil) mit professionell (teils älter) repariertem Rücken. Innendeckel mit farbigen, marmorierten Oelpapieren bezogen. Rotes Lederrückenschild verblichen. Kanten beschabt, Ecken bestossen. Zwei unlerserliche ovale Stempel vorn. Titelkupfer mit kleinem Tintenfleck und am rechten Rand mit kleinem Ausriss weit außerhalb der Abb. Papier kaum gebräunt, fast gar nicht braunfleckig. Die botanischen Tafeln zum Teil stärker geZwei unlerserliche ovale Stempel vorn. Titelkupfer mit kleinem Tintenfleck und am rechten Rand mit kleinem Ausriss. Papier kaum gebräunt, fast gar nicht braunfleckig. Die botanischen Tafeln zum Teil stärker gebräunt, die andere Tafeln kaum bzw. nur auf der Rückseite. Satzspiegel stellenweise stärker gebräunt. Band 2 mit Fehlstelle des Oberflächenleders am oberen Buchrücken und unten mit Einriss. Kanten beschabt, Ecken bestossen, das rote Lederrückenschild in Ordnung. Unleserlicher ovaler Stempel auf dem Titelblatt. Papier kaum braunfleckig, nur der Statzspiegel stellenweise gebräunt. Eine schöne feste Ausgabe eines der wohl wichtigsten Gartenbücher des 18. Jahrhunderts. BAND 1, 1. Theil: 1 Bl., 1 gest. Frontispiz [Idealisierter Barockgarten, gest. v. A. Nunzer], 1 Titelbl., 2 Bll. Widmung, 4 Bll. Vorrede d. Übers., 548 zweisp. S. [AB bis LV] m. 3 Abb. im Text sowie 5 gef. Kupfern u. einer Kapitel- u. Schlussvignette. BAND 1, 2. Theil (1751): 2 Bll, mit Titelvignette, 620 zweisp. Seiten [MA bis Zusätze] mit 2 Kupfertafeln (Die ordentliche u. d. große Presse), 4 gestochenen botanischen Tafeln (Tafeln stärker gebräunt), einer gestochenen Textabb. sowie einigen Kartuschen, 11 Bll. Register (engl., lat., deutsch). BAND 2, 3.Theil (1758): 1 Titelbl., 1 Bl. Vorbericht d. Übers., 336 zweisp. S. [Lexikon], 2 Bll. Register, 63 zweisp. S. [Gärtner-Kalender]. Mit 1 Titel-, 1 Kapitel- und 2 Schlussvignetten. Beiliegend 3 Bogen handschriftliche Notizen der Zeit. Dochnahl 105; Haller II,220 (Urteil: Magnum Opus!); Pritzel 6237; Güntz II,12; Ensslin/Engelmann 212; Stafleu-Cowen 6048. [Lexikon Gärtnerlexikon Gärtnerlexicon] Sprache: deu Gut. Braune Lederbände der Zeit mit reicher Rückenvergoldung und Lederrückenschildern. Band 1 (erster und zweiter Teil) mit professionell (teils älter) repariertem Rücken. Innendeckel mit farbigen, marmorierten Oelpapieren bezogen. Rotes Lederrückenschild verblichen. Kanten beschabt, Ecken bestossen. Zwei unlerserliche ovale Stempel vorn. Titelkupfer mit kleinem Tintenfleck und am rechten Rand mit kleinem Ausriss weit außerhalb der Abb. Papier kaum gebräunt, fast gar nicht braunfleckig. Die botanischen Tafeln zum Teil stärker geZwei unlerserliche ovale Stempel vorn. Titelkupfer mit kleinem Tintenfleck und am rechten Rand mit kleinem Ausriss. Papier kaum gebräunt, fast gar nicht braunfleckig. Die botanischen Tafeln zum Teil stärker gebräunt, die andere Tafeln kaum bzw. nur auf der Rückseite. Satzspiegel stellenweise stärker gebräunt. Band 2 mit Fehlstelle des Oberflächenleders am oberen Buchrücken und unten mit Einriss. Kanten beschabt, Ecken bestossen, das rote Lederrückenschild in Ordnung. Unleserlicher ovaler Stempel auf dem Titelblatt. Papier kaum braunfleckig, nur der Statzspiegel stellenweise gebräunt. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        \"Engelländer\". Ein anglisiertes Pferd, edler Rasse, mit Schwanenhals, steht gesattelt vor uns, geführt von einem Herrn im Jagdkleid, im Hintergrund eine Stadt.

       Kupferstich von Martin Elias Ridinger nach Johann Elias Ridinger, um 1750, 24,5 x 33 cm. Thienemann 570. - Aus einer reichen Sammlung, welche wir \"Pferderassen, Nationalpferde oder mit Ridinger Nationen-Pferde\" nennen. - Im Rand etwas fleckig. Versand D: 6,00 EUR Dekorative Graphik, Pferde, Tiere

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        \"Mecklenburger\". Ziemlich das zierlichste Pferd unter den einheimischen Rassen, wird hier von einem Bereiter an der Longe geführt, welche vorn am Kopfe befestigt ist, und geht bergab (Thienemann).

       Kupferstich von Martin Elias Ridinger nach Johann Elias Ridinger, um 1750, 24 x 33 cm. Thienemann 576. - Aus einer reichen Sammlung, welche wir \"Pferderassen, Nationalpferde oder mit Ridinger Nationen-Pferde\" nennen. Versand D: 6,00 EUR Dekorative Graphik, Pferde, Tiere

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        \"Ein Seraskier aus der Wallachey\". Ein türkischer General in Tracht reitet ein prächtiges Tigerpferd, links Palmen und im Hintergrund zwei Pyramiden.

       Kupferstich von Martin Elias Ridinger nach Johann Elias Ridinger, um 1750, 24 x 32 cm. Thienemann 566. - Aus einer reichen Sammlung, welche wir \"Pferderassen, Nationalpferde oder mit Ridinger Nationen-Pferde\" nennen. Versand D: 6,00 EUR Dekorative Graphik, Pferde, Tiere

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        Memorie della vita del glorioso patriarca San Giuseppe sposo di Maria Vergine. Dedicate alle distintissime religiose ? del monistero di Santa Cecilia della citt... di Como.

      1750. Venezia, Carlo Pecora, 1750. In-folio; antiporta, 4 carte, LXXVI pagine, 20 tavole fuori testo incise in vari colori. Bella legatura coeva veneta, alle armi del conte Giuseppe Foppa, eseguita in tutta pelle marmorizzata con fascia ornamentale in oro agli orli dei piatti, agli angoli fregi floreali e al centro una mandorla sempre in oro, al centro dei piatti lo stemma Foppa colorato su un ovale di pergamena (recto) e il monogramma del Foppa e la data 1762 (verso). Tassello in marocchino e fregi in oro al dorso. Tagli dorati. Ex libris settecentesco del conte Giuseppe Foppa. Risguardi in carta marmorizzata. Ottimo esemplare assolutamente genuino. Uno dei libri più eleganti e rari usciti dalle stamperie venete del '700, non a caso per le cure tipografiche di Carlo Pecora che aveva dato alle stampe i volumi delle Favole (1744) e la Vita di San Rocco (1751), assai noti per le belle incisioni del Fossati stampate a più colori. L'apparato iconografico, interamente eseguito dal Fossati, si compone di un'antiporta con l'immagine del Santo circondato da una larga fascia ornamentale in bistro, una vignetta in rosso al titolo, una grande testatina e una iniziale, entrambe in rosso alla prima pagina di testo, e di 20 tavole che raffigurano la vita di Giuseppe stampate a pi-- colori: beige, grigio, rosso, arancio, nero, verde, bistro, rosso, marrone, azzurro, rosa. Morazzoni, p. 232.

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        Map of Europe. Drawn form all the Best Surveys and Rectified by Astronomical Observations.

      Große gest. grenzkolorierte Karte (Kartengröße 122 x 142 cm) in 24 Kompartimenten auf Lwd. aufgezogen. Im marmorierten Schuber der Zeit. IKAR 000842516. - Schöne, detaillierte Europa-Karte des britischen Kartographen A. Arrowsmith (1750-1823), ausgeführt von George Allen. - Zeigt unten rechts eine reizvolle Vignette mit Brücken über einer Flußlandschaft, links die Widmung an Sir Joseph Banks, President of the Royal Society. - Der Schuber stark lädiert, m. Fehlstellen. Die Karte samt Lwd. leider durchgängig mit leichtem bräunlichen Schimmelbefall.

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        \"Ein Türckisch Pferd\". Hellfarbig, den kleinen Kopf hochtragend, schön geschmückt, mit Schild, Köcher, Bogen und Pfeilen versehen und von einem Mohren geführt, links im Hintergrund Palmen und zwei Pyramiden.

       Kupferstich von Johann Gottfried Seutter nach Johann Elias Ridinger, um 1750, 24 x 32,5 cm. Thienemann 565. - Aus einer reichen Sammlung, welche wir \"Pferderassen, Nationalpferde oder mit Ridinger Nationen-Pferde\" nennen. - Mit zwei kleinen Fleckchen. Versand D: 6,00 EUR Dekorative Graphik, Pferde, Tiere

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      [France circa ] 1750 - Manuscript, pen and ink and watercolour on fine laid paper with watermark of ‘Etival’ (of Strasbourg), (Very Good, exquisite watercolour, some old, professional restoration to small area along border near upper right corner with tiny area re-done in facsimile) 23 x 36.5 cm (9 x 14.5 inches). A highly attractive contemporary manuscript copy of the famous map of the key port of Paita, Peru, from George Anson’s account of his Circumnavigation of the globe, during which his men attacked Paita in a dramatic piratical raid in 1741. This attractive manuscript map depicts the strategic port town of Paita, Peru, as it was recorded by British privateers (or pirates, depending on your point of view!) serving under Commodore George Anson, after they raided and burned the town during a dramatic night-time assault on November 12/13, 1741. Paita had been a prized target for British privateers / pirates from the 16th to the 18th Centuries. Located on a fine natural harbour in the Piura region of northernmost Peru, it was a key waypoint for treasure ships laden with Andean silver and gold heading from Callao (Lima) to Acapulco. The difficult currents in that part of the Pacific ensured that it was the only viable intermediate stopping point on the entire run, such that treasure ships were often docked in the port for several days while re-provisioning. The town’s Customs House was also known to consistently hold treasure on an interim basis, in the same manner as bank does today. During the War of Jenkins’s Ear (1739-48), which pitted Britain against Spain, the British aimed to cripple Spanish maritime trade and gain phenomenal riches by conducting a series of pirate-like raids on Spanish New World ports. Inspired by the historical exploits of Sir Francis Drake (who had raided Paita in 1579!) and Sir Henry Morgan, and recently by Admiral Edward Vernon’s 1739 seizure of Portobello, Panama, Commodore George Anson (1697 - 1762) vowed to mount a piratical expedition that would top them all. While Anson was, in many ways, a shambolic commander, he was both extraordinarily lucky and driven, and during his Circumnavigation of the globe (1740-4), he caused much havoc to the Spanish, taking extraordinary plunder. Setting out from England with six ships and crew of 1,854 men, he sailed around Cape Horn and proceeded to prey on the Spanish shipping off of the coast of Chile and Peru. Anson wisely split up his fleet to cover more territory. He specifically targeted Paita and sent one of his vessels, the Gloucester, up to the waters off of Northern Peru with specific orders to remain far enough off shore so as not to be sighted - the advantage of surprise was paramount in maritime raids of ports. Helpfully, the Gloucester had recently captured a Spanish ship, and one of the resulting prisoners was an Irishman, long in Spanish service, who was familiar with Paita, and who agreed to give the British mariners useful intelligence. Worryingly, however, the Irishman also informed them that a Spanish ship had recently sighted the Gloucester and that Paita was now on an alert footing. The British had to attack quickly, lest the Paita garrison receive re-enforcements, so rendering the raid impossible. On the night of November 12, 1741, the Gloucester sailed near Paita and dispatched a raiding party of 60 men (noted on the map erroneously as 49 men) in two pinnaces. Turning to the map, the British raiding party landed at point ‘A’, on the far right, on what was the western edge of the town (the map is orientated with the south at the top). Spanish sentries spotted the attackers and raised an alarm; however, the defenders proved to be surprisingly disorganized and ill-prepared. The British moved to secure the area around ‘F’ the Custom’s House (where the treasure was stored) and moved to neutralize to the fort, at point ‘B’ in the centre of town. This proved easy, as most the Spaniards had taken flight to the hills. The British soon captured the fort and the Governor

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        wahre und Grund haltende Beschreibung der heutiges Tages weltberühmten Des Heiligen Römischen Reichs Freyen Stadt Nürnberg, in fünf Büchern abgefasset; Von dem wahren Ursprung dieser Stadt, und allem demjenigen, was in derselben von Jahren zu Jahren bis auf jetzige Zeiten merkwürdiges geschehen und vorgefallen. Alles aus bewährten alten Geschichtschreibern und gesicherten Urkunden, mit Hinweglassung der angeblich ungegründeten Ursprüngen und andern fabulösen Erzehlungen, glaubwürdig und unwidersprechlich erwiesen; Auch sonsten mit Anführung und Erläuterung verschiedener Altertümer dieses Landes und einigen saubern Kupfern ausgefertiget.

      Im Druck und Verlag Johann Heinrich Nonnens, Erfurt 1750 - Gr.-8°. Gest. Frontispiz,(22),884,(20) S. + 6 ganzseitige Kupertafeln, einer Gesamtansicht der Stadt als Titelvignette, sowie zahlreiche weitere Vignetten. Halblederband der Zeit. Altes Exlibris am Spiegel. - Einband stärker beschabt und bestoßen; Kapitale beschädigt; Ecken unschön restauriert; beide Innengelenke etwas angebrochen; Titelblatt mit ausgestrichener Notiz sowie gering fleckig; anfangs im oberen Bund etwas wasserrandig, danach bis S. 30 mit kleiner Wurmspur; durchgehend stellenweise Unterstreichungen mit Rot- und Bleistift; S. 177/78 mit Einriß; zwischen S. 318 und 480 schwach knickfaltig; von S. 361-410 kleine Wurmspur im Bund; Tafel 5 mit Einriß; Tafel 6 gering fleckig; letzte S. etwas fleckig und im Bund restaurirt; insgesamt gutes Exemplar. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Hemisphere superieur du Globe Terrestre vue en creux pour l horizon de Paris.

      Artist: ; issued in: ; date: 1750 - - technic: Copper print; colorit: original colored; condition: Very good; size in cm : 25 x 19,5 - description: Map shows the northern hemisphere

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      Holland/ Nordwestdeutschland (?) ca -1850 1750 - 10 Federzeichnungen, teilweise laviert, auf Büttenpapier mit 3 verschiedenen Wasserzeichen („C & I. HONIG", „PRO PATRIA EIUSQUE LIBERTATE [ ] VRYHEID", „J. KOOL"), zwischen 32,5 x 19,5 cm bis 33 x 25 cm. Das 10 Blätter umfassende Konvolut behandelt verschiedene Aspekte der bastionären Befestigung einer Stadt, u.a. nach der Befestigungslehre der „Schule von Mézières" (gegr. ca. 1750), deren Lehre auf den Entwicklungen der französischen Militärarchitekten Sébastien Le Prestre, Seigneur de Vauban (1633-1707) und dessen Nachfolger Louis de Cormontaigne (1696—1752) basiert. Die Federzeichnungen - Die 10 Federzeichnungen teilen sich auf in ausgearbeitete städtisch-bastionäre Planzeichnungen (6 Stück) und geometrisch-schematischen Detailzeichnungen zu verschiedenen Baueinheiten einer Bastion (4 Stück). Die sechs städtisch-bastionären Planzeichnungen weisen nahezu identische Blattmaße auf (ca. 22,5 x 32,5 cm) und sind mit „Project: Cours" betitelt. Die detailliert ausgearbeiteten Pläne sind als sequentielle Serie zu begreifen (Nummerierung rechts oben „Plan 1-6"), die jeweils verschiedene Aspekte bzw. Planungsebenen einer befestigten Stadtanlage verdeutlichen. Eine sorgfältige Lavierung in den hierfür ungewöhnlichen Farbtönen Braun und Blau setzt die einzelnen Bauteile voneinander ab und unterstreicht die Kunstfertigkeit der feinen Federzeichnungen. Bei den restlichen vier Blättern handelt es sich um geometrisch-schematische Detailfederzeichnungen zu verschiedenen Baueinheiten einer Bastion. Die Blätter weisen verschiedene Blattmaße auf. Ein Blatt zeigt den Abschnitt des Kordon, d.h. des Festungswalls, mit Querschnitt der Mauer und Tiefe des Grabens sowie die vordere Ansicht der Courtine (dt. Kurtine), d.h. den meist geraden Wall zwischen zwei Bastionen, mit aufgezogener Brücke, Kamm der Brustwehr und Höhenangabe des Tors. Das Tor befindet sich in einer bastionären Befestigungsanlage meist in der Mitte der Kurtine zwischen zwei Bastionen, die das Tor flankieren (Blattmaße ca. 28 x 20,5 cm; Zustand: kleiner Fleck in der rechten oberen Ecke, sonst gut erhalten). Drei weitere Blätter zeigen verschiedene Details einer „Befestigung nach der Schule von Mézières" (Umrisse nach Sébastien Le Prestre, Seigneur de Vauban). Die Blätter weisen einmal eine Größe von ca. 25 x 34,5 cm und 19,5 x 32,5 cm auf. Alle Blätter weisen minimale Flekcen auf, sind sonst aber in sehr gutem Zustand. Die „Schule von Mézières" - Bei der „Schule von Mézières" handelt es sich um eine im Jahr 1750 in Mézières gegründete Ingenieurs-Schule, deren Lehre bezüglich der Befestigung und Verteidigung von Städten bzw. Bastionen auf den Errungenschaften der französischen Militärarchitekten Sébastien Le Prestre, Seigneur de Vauban (1633-1707) und dessen Nachfolger Louis de Cormontaigne (1696—1752) beruhen (Zastrow 1839, S. 148 f). Sébastien Le Prestre, Seigneur de Vauban (1633-1707) gilt als der bedeutendste Militärarchitekt der Barockzeit. In seinen 56 Dienstjahren hat Vauban, schon zu Lebzeiten mit dem Ehrentitel Ingénieur de France belegt, 33 neue Festungen geplant und unzählige bestehende Festungsanlagen modernisiert. Er ist der eigentliche Schöpfer des "eisernen Gürtels", mit dem Frankreich unter Ludwig XIV. seine Außengrenzen sicherte. Den höchstmöglichen Rang in der königlichen Armee erreichte Vauban nach Beginn des Spanischen Erbfolgekrieges, als er nach der Rückeroberung von Alt-Breisach 1703 zum Maréchal de France erhoben wurde. Gemeinsam mit seinem Nachfolger Louis de Cormontaigne plante er die Befestigung von Metz. Das in den schematischen Zeichnungen entwickelte Bastionärsystem ist als fortifikatorisches Grundprinzip zu verstehen, das auf der optimalen Bestreichung der Festungswerke und des Vorfeldes durch die systematische Anordnung von Bastionen beruht. Erstmals wurde dieses Prinzip in Italien mit der sogenannten altitalienischen Manier des 16. Jahrhunderts verwirklicht und blieb für den Festungsbau bis in das 19. Jahrhundert prägend. Um die für die völlige Verme

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        EINSIEDELN. - Gnadenbild., "Ware Abbildung Des Gnadenbilts der Wunder tätigen Muotter Gottess Maria zu Einsidlen auf dem Alltar stehent in dero von Gott selbsten geweichten heiligen Capelle".

      Kupferstich von "To S.H. a Bischofzell", um 1750, 64 x 44 cm. Darstellung der Gottesmutter mit Jesuskind im Oval, umgeben von reicher Staffage mit religiösen Darstellungen (Anbetung des Gnadenbildes in der Kirche), links Meinrad von Einsiedeln mit zwei Raben, Krug mit Brot und einer Keule, Wappen und Ansichten der Gnadenkapelle und der Klosteranlage. - Faltspuren geglättet, sonst in tadelloser Erhaltung. Europa, Andachtsbilder, Gnadenbilder "Atlas Marianus", Religiöse Graphik, Schweiz

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        EINSIEDELN. - Gnadenbild. "Ware Abbildung Des Gnadenbilts der Wunder tätigen Muotter Gottess Maria zu Einsidlen auf dem Alltar stehent in dero von Gott selbsten geweichten heiligen Capelle".

      - Kupferstich von "To S.H. a Bischofzell", um 1750, 64 x 44 cm. Darstellung der Gottesmutter mit Jesuskind im Oval, umgeben von reicher Staffage mit religiösen Darstellungen (Anbetung des Gnadenbildes in der Kirche), links Meinrad von Einsiedeln mit zwei Raben, Krug mit Brot und einer Keule, Wappen und Ansichten der Gnadenkapelle und der Klosteranlage. - Faltspuren geglättet, sonst in tadelloser Erhaltung.

      [Bookseller: Peter Bierl Buch- & Kunstantiquariat]
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        Carte des Isles d Acores

      Artist: ; issued in: ; date: 1750 - - technic: Copper print; colorit: original colored; condition: Upper margin perfectly replaced; size in cm : 50,5 x 53,5 - description: Map shows the Azores and on seperate map Port d Angra dans l Isle de Tercera, Les Porte de S. Croa.Isle de Fayal

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