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

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

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        Opinion des anciens sur les Juifs. [ avec :] RIEUX, Président de. Opinion des anciens sur la nature de l'âme.

      avant 1750. ____ Manuscrit clandestin de ces deux textes antireligieux et se réclamant de l'athéisme. Ces manuscrits sont devenus aujourd'hui fort rares. L' "Opinion des anciens sur les Juifs" est attribué à Jean Baptiste de Mirabaud (1675-1760), secrétaire de la Duchesse d'Orléans et chargé de l'éducation de ses filles. Certains ont cru y retrouver la plume de d'Holbach, mais cette dernière hypothèse est aujourd'hui abandonnée. L'Opinion des anciens sur la nature de l'âme est attribué aussi à Mirabaud, mais des recherches récentes mettent en doute cette attribution. Dans sa correspondance avec l'abbé Le Mascrier, Benoît de Maillet, l'auteur du "Telliamed", "s'est vanté de connaître l'auteur des Opinions des Anciens sur le Monde, sans toutefois révéler son identité. Dans la correspondance qu'il échange à la même époque [1734] avec le marquis de Caumont, il lève le voile : "L'Opinion des anciens sur le monde, l'Opinion des anciens sur la nature de l'âme, sont écrits d'un style si beau qu'indépendamment de la matière, j'espère que vous en serez content. Je crois la lettre sur l'origine des Juifs et les doutes sur la Religion dont un honnête homme désire être éclairci, de la même plume. L'auteur me vint voir à Paris avec son frère sans se faire connaître à moi, c'est un gentilhomme de Normandie bien riche. ... Je crois avoir donné lieu au traité de l'Opinion des anciens sur la nature de l'âme, parce que je leur dis dans cette conversation que l'opinion des anciens sur le monde paraissait établir que tous les hommes ne sortaient pas d'un seul, mais que la Terre en avait été peuplée en même temps en plusieurs endroits, ce qui ne pouvait être que par la sortie de la Mer de ces hommes, la terre certainement ne pouvant en produire, ainsi que ce traité semblait vouloir l'établir. Le nom de famille de ces Messieurs est Derieu." Benitez, p. 258. Alain Mothu (La Lettre clandestine, N° 2, p. 51-54) propose pour ce "Derieu", le président de Rieux, qui épousa la fille de Boulainvilliers, collectionneur de manuscrits hétérodoxes, dépositaire des papiers de Boulainvilliers, frère d'un grand-croix de l'Ordre de Saint-Louis, qui possédait une copie manuscrite de Telliamed, aujourd'hui à la Bibliothèque Mazarine. Ecriture très lisible. Exemplaire en maroquin, condition rare pour un manuscrit clandestin. Couleur du dos passée, un coin fragile. Bel exemplaire. "La censure a provoqué l'apparition d'une littérature clandestine, qui s'est d'abord diffusée par la voie des copies, le manuscrit prêtant moins le flanc à la persécution. Mais assez rapidement manuscrit et imprimé auraient coexisté. Le manuscrit apparaît comme un succédané de l'imprimé, dont la facilité de fabrication seule le rend le plus souvent irremplaçable dans les conditions de la clandestinité. [...] Chaque manuscrit est un document unique - et cela s'applique même à la reproduction des copistes de métier ou à la transcription des imprimés. Ensuite, l'édition fixe définitivement le texte, tandis que le manuscrit présente toujours un discours ouvert, susceptible de toutes sortes de manipulations - ce qui donne souvent des versions différentes d'un même traité." Benitez, La face cachée des Lumières.*****. In-8. [192 x 127 mm] Collation : 348 (chiffrées 346), 1 f. blanc, 215 pp. Maroquin olive, triple filets d'encadrement sur les plats, dos à nerfs orné, tranches dorées. (Reliure de l'époque.).

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        \"Sammlung Augspurgischer Kelider, Trachten. Collection de divers habits, usites dans la Ville d`Augsbourg\". Titelblatt und 29 Augsburger Trachtendarstellungen.

       30 Kupferstiche teils von Helena Regina Rohbausch bei Joh. Michael Motz, um 1750, ca. 13,5 x 10 cm. Lipperheide Dfd 12. - Unter den Darstellungen u.a.: \"Bräutigam von der Gemeind\", \"Braut von der Gemeind\", \"Hochzeit=Laderin vom Patriciat\", \"Catholische Hochzeit=laderin\", \"Handwercks Frau zur Leiche gehend\", \"Hebamme, Zur Kinds=Tauff gehend\", \"Scharwächter\", \"Magd, vom Marckt gehend\", \"Magd, mit dem Bräutigams=Krezen\", \"Kinds=Magd in die Kirche gehend\", \"Vornehme Frau im Winter in die Kirche gehend\", \"Handwercks Frau im Winter in die Kirche gehend\", \"Catholische Jungfer, Spazieren gehend\", \"Handwercks Tochter auf die Hochzeit gehend\" usw. - Das Titelblatt knapp bis in die Darstellung beschnitten. Eine Darstellung alt hinterlegt, bei einer weiteren die rechte obere Ecke ergänzt und bei einer dritten die Ränder rechts und links ergänzt, alles außerhalb vom Bildbereich im weißen Rand. Versand D: 6,00 EUR BAYERN, Schwaben, Trachten

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        ???? [Eight Views of the Xiao and Xiang Rivers]

      No date. (circa1750). Stunning accordion style album of 10 original Japanese paintings and eight poems in calligraphy. This arresting album comprises 18 panels covered in gold paper on which are laid down 10 original paintings and 8 accompanying poems in calligraphy. Eight delicate colour paintings by Kano Terunobu ???? (1717-1763) on silk, have been laid down onto the gilt backing papers. Opposite each painting is the accompanying waka poem written in beautifully executed calligraphy. The additional two paintings, laid down on the first and last blank panels, show colourful baskets of flowers and were almost certainly added at a later date. These two floral arrangements are the work of Kano T?ju ???? (?-1777). Eight Views of Xiao and Xiang became a very popular subject for Chinese, Japanese, and Korean painting after Song Di (c.1067-c.1080) first painted this theme. Song Di's initial Eight Views of Xiao and Xiang inspired others not only to follow his lead, but also to adapt this idea to other regions in China, Taiwan, Korea and Japan. The atmospheric paintings in this album reflect a time when the Kano School had become less inclined to copy the somewhat more rigid Chinese landscape paintings. In Japan it is less common for the eight views to be painted in an album format such as this.Kano Terunobu was the second son of Kano Morinobu ??, the 9th head of the Nakabashi Kano School ?????, the main and most prestigious branch of Kano School. Terunobu later became the 11th head of the school and enjoyed the highest status as an official painter for the Tokugawa government and was favoured by Shogun Ieharu. He was awarded both the title of H?gen ??in 1746 and in 1762 the highest title for a painter, H?in ??. He was also known as Y?sei ?? and his studio name was Jotekisai ???.The accompanying eight waka poems that complement each painting were composed by Reizei Tamesuke ???? (1263-1328). The calligraphy is clearly the work of a highly skilled professional with aristocratic taste. The two paintings of flower baskets by Kano T?ju included at each end of the album are also fine works and reflect the very refined, conservative Kano style of flower painting. (When referring to this item please quote stockid 155328).

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        The Antient and Present State of the County and City of Cork, in four books. I. Containing, the antient names of the territories and inhabitants, with the civil and ecclesiastical division thereof. II. The topography of the County and City of Cork. III. The civil history of the County. IV. The natural history of the same. The whole illustrated by remarks on the baronies, parishes, towns, villages, seats, mountains, rivers, medicinal waters, fossils, animals and vegetables; together with a new hydrographical description of the sea coasts. To which are added, curious notes and observations, relating to the erecting and improvement of several arts and manufactures, either neglected or ill prosecuted in this County. Embellished with new and correct maps of the County and City; perspective views of the chief towns, and other copper-plates. Published with the approbation of the Physico-Historical Society. 2 vols.

      Dublin: printed by A. Reilly for the Author. 1750 vi, [8] subscribers, [3], x-xxi, [2], 24-434pp; v, [4], 10-429, [7]pp index, 2 large folding maps, 8 plates (7 folding), 3 double folding engraved prospects, as required by the 'directions to the binder'; sl. browning.Handsomely bound in full contemporary calf, raised bands, gilt lattice pattern decoration in each compartment, red morocco labels.ESTC T97653. First edition. In 1750, Willes, a touring English gentlemen described the streets of Cork as being narrow, dirty and badly lit. Coaches were impractical, leaving sedan cars the only suitable mode of transport. In this same year Dr Charles Smith also published his detailed and long-awaited account of the history of Cork City and County, with descriptions of their contemporary state. Like Willes he also concerned himself with the unhealthy and unsightly state of the city, and noted a report by a Dr. Rogers who outlined that great quantities of filth and animal entrails were spread over the streets. This had caused the outbreak of epidemics in the city, such as small pox. In contrast to these descriptions of misery, Smith also details the expansion of the city in previous decades, in particular the building of the many quays, and the improvements for the wealthier classes. For example, a large bowling green with trees planted on its margin, which was located in the newly developed western marshes and, next to it, the Assembly House (long since disappeared) where the upper classes met twice a week to discuss the news and politics of the day. He also describes the daily life of those who live in the mansions on the outskirts of the town, what are now Cork's principal suburbs, and compares the banks of the River Lee to the Seine in Paris and the Thames in London, albeit on a smaller scale. On the northside of the city, Smith notes there was a nice hamlet with several houses and pleasant gardens known as Sunday's Well, and also mentions large plantations of chilli and hautboy strawberries, now reflected in the placename, Strawberry Hill.

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        Introduction a l'Analyse des Lignes Courbes Algébriques.

      Geneve: Freres Cramer & Cl. Philbert, 1750. 'A worthy successor to Newton's Enumeratio'. First edition of this major treatise on analytic geometry, containing Cramer's rule and paradox, "the most complete exposition of algebraic curves existing at that time" (Struik), and "a worthy successor to Newton's Enumeratio." (Boyer). According to Cantor, this together with Euler's Introductio, forms the first actual text-book on algebraic curves, and it "contains the earliest demonstration that a curve of the nth degree is in general determined if ½n(n 3) points on it be given." (Ball). Honeyman 775; Sotheran's Catalogue 770, 1917 ('very rare'). (DSB:) "Cramer's major publication Introduction à l'analyse lignes courbes algébriques, was published in 1750 ... The first chapter of the Introduction defines regular, irregular, transcendental, mechanical, and irrational curves and discusses some techniques of graphing, including our present convention for the positive directions on coordinate axes. The second chapter deals with transformations of curves, especially those which simplify their equations, and the third chapter develops a classification of algebraic curves by order or degree, abandoning Descartes's classification by genera. Both Cramer's rule and Cramer's paradox develop out of this chapter. The remaining ten chapters include discussions of the graphical solution of equations, diameters, branch points and singular points, tangents, points of inflection, maxima, minima, and curvature. Cramer claims that he gives no example without a reason, and no rule without an example. "The third chapter of Cramer's Introduction uses a triangular arrangement of the terms of complete equations of successively higher degree as the basis for deriving the formula v2/23v/2 for the number of arbitrary constants in the general equation of the vth degree. This is the sum of v terms of the arithmetic progression 234 ... derived from the rows of the triangle by regarding one coefficient, say a, as reduced to unity by division. From this he concludes that a curve of order v can be made to pass through v2/23v/2 points, a statement that he says needs only an example for a demonstration. In his example Cramer writes five linear equations in five unknowns by substituting the coordinates of five points into the general second-degree equation. He then states that he has found a general and convenient rule for the solution of a set of v linear equations in v unknowns; but since this is algebra, he has put it into appendix 1. ... The use of raised numerals as indices, not exponents, applied to coefficients represented by capital letters enabled Cramer to state his rule in general terms and to define the signs of the products in terms of the number of inversions of these indices when the factors are arranged in alphabetical order. ... "Cramer's paradox was the outgrowth of combining the formula v2/23v/2 with the theorem, which Cramer attributes to Maclaurin, that mth- and nth- order curves intersect in mn points. The formula says, for example, that a cubic curve is uniquely determined by nine points; the theorem says that two different cubic curves would intersect in nine points." DSB III, p.460; Struik, A Source Book in Mathematics 1200-1800, pp.180-81; Boyer, History of Analytic Geometry, pp.194-96; Ball, A Short Account of the History of Mathematics, pp. 371-72; Coolidge, History of Geometrical Methods, pp.132-33; Cajori, A History of Mathematics, p.241. 4to: 234 x 190 mm. Contemporary calf, richly gilt spine, lower capitil a little chipped. Pp. XIII, (1:blank), 680, XI, (1:errata) and 33 engraved folding plates. A fine copy.

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        Traite de Perspective a l'usage des Artistes, ou l'on demontre toutes les pratiques de cette Science, & ou l'on enseigne, selon la Methode de M. le Clerc, a mettre toutes sortes d'objets en perspectives, leur reverberation dans l'eau, & leurs ombres, tant au soleil qu'au flambeau.

      chez Charles Antoine Jombert.. First Edition illustrated inset plates 110 respectively illustrating the lessons of perspective and 56 cul-de-lamp allegorical half-page of Babel. The last 9 boards include architectural orders. Contemporary cream carton. Smooth back with part of title in black sheepskin. Treaty perspective divided into 116 math lessons, applying also in painting and architecture or other discipline, each lesson is illustrated by a plank look. Jeaurat (1724-1803) was an engineer and geographer French astronomer and professor of mathematics at the military school, his treatise was a great success with its practices and specific qualities. "This book has long been considered" Brunet III, 526. --- Please note that the translation in english is done automatically, we apologize if the formulas are inaccurate. Contact us for any information! chez Charles Antoine Jombert. à Paris 1750 in 4 (20,5x26cm) de vi, (2) 240pp. deux parties reliées en un volume

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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. 1st Edition. Hardcover. 4to - over 9¾ - 12" tall. 4to (286 x 226 mm). viii, [4], 84 pp. Engraved portrait frontispiece* of the author by Fourdrinier after G. Allen, title printed in red and black, 32 engraved plates (2 folding, 8 in mezzotint), wood-engraved initials, head- and tailpieces, with the errata- and list of subscribers leaves, without the final blank. Contemporary mottled calf, spine with 5 raised bands richly gilt in compartments and with gilt-lettered morocco label in first compartment (boards and extremities rubbed, corners bumped and scuffed). Internally very little age-toned, minor spotting to a few leaves only, light offsetting from frontispiece on title-page, tiny hole in plate 28 from paper flaw not affecting image. Provenance: inscribed monogram L.C.B. to front pastedown. An outstanding, bright and crisp copy with very broad margins. ----Norman 2265; DSB XIV, p.518-9; Honeyman 3143; Gingerich, Rara Astronomica 53; Hoskin, J. for the History of Astronomy, 1, pp.44-52. RARE FIRST EDITION of this attempt at reconciling religion and science and establishing an understanding of the Milky Way. A book 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). *The engraved portrait frontispiece is not called for in this work, but is part of Wright's earlier work Clavis coelestis (London, 1742). Near Fine.

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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 pp.et (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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         ROMAN CABALISTIQUE (le).

      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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        PARTIE ORIENTALE DE LA LOMBARDIE QUI COMPREND LA REPUBLIQUE DE VENISE, LE MANTOUAN, LE CREMONESE, L'EVECHE' DE TRENTE, ET LES CONFINS DU DUCHE' DE TOSCANE, ET DE L'ETAT DE L'EGLISE.

      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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        PERU Ð PAITA / PIRATES: ÒPLAN DE LA VILLE DE PAITA DANS LE ROYAUME DE SANTA Fƒ SITUƒE PAR LA LATTITUDE DE 5D. 12Õ DU SUD.Ó

      [France circa ] 1750 - Manuscript, pen and ink and watercolour on fine laid paper with watermark of ÔEtivalÕ (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 AnsonÕs 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 townÕs 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 JenkinsÕs 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 VernonÕs 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 ÔAÕ, 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 ÔFÕ the CustomÕs House (where the treasure was stored) and moved to neutralize to the fort, at point ÔBÕ 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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        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 www.zaalbooks.nl .

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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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