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        ATLAS GEOGRAPHICUS PORTABILIS

      - EARLY GERMAN. (MAPS) ATLAS GEOGRAPHICUS PORTABILIS: XXIX MAPPIS ORBIS HABITABILIS REGNA EXHIBENS. Augsburg: Vendit inejus aedib. in suburb. Jocobaeo, in reg. Paradisi, s.a., no date, circa 1750. Caelo accurate expressit Tobias Conradus Lotterus, delineavit et excudit Tobias Lobeck. 16mo (2 3/4 x 4 1/4"), contemporary and probably original blind stamped calf housed in a custom cloth box, Lacks free endpapers, covers rubbed, generally Very Good and clean. Featuring fine copper plate engravings that include a double-page engraved frontis and double page engraved pictorial title by Eichler followed by 29 hand-colored double page maps of Europe, America and Africa. Also included are a double page hemisphere map of the world and a double page planisphere map of the heavens. There is a 2 page index at the rear of the book. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        General-Carte der gesamten Königlichen Preussischen Länder. zu finden bei. J.D. Schleuen Kupferstecher in Berlin':.

      - Altkolorierter Kupferstich v. J.D. Schleuen, um 1750, 58 x 70,5 Stopp-Langel, Katalog der alten Landkarten in der Badischen Landesbibliothek Karlsruhe, S.43, Nr. G12. - Johann David Schleuen d.Ä. (1740-74) war Kupferstecher u. Verleger in Berlin. - Seltene Preußenkarte von 2 Platten gedruckt! - Zeigt den Preussischen Staat. - Oben links Insetansicht von Berlin, oben rechts Insetansicht von Breslau (Wroclaw) und unten am Kartenrand Insetansicht von Königsberg (Kaliningrad) umgeben von übergroßer Kartusche mit Porträt, Allegorien und Wappen. - Mittig im Kartenhimmel Titelkartusche von Adler gehalten.

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        Quatre Tragédies - Opéra

      1750. 2 volumes in - 12 (14,7 x 8,7 cm), veau marron, dos lisse orné, pièces de maroquin rouge et marron, armes au centre des plats, tranches rouges (reliure d'époque). Exemplaire aux armes de Barthélémy - François Thoinard, fils de Barthélémy Seigneur de Cendré, Fermier général et de Marie de Saint - Paire. Fut lui même Fermier général. (quelques frottements). // 2 12o volumes (14,7 x 8,7 cm), brown calf, smooth spine tooled in gilt, red and brown morocco labels, central arms on covers, red edges (contemporary binding). Copy bearing the arms of Barthélémy - François Thoinard, son of Barthélémy Seigneur de Cendré, Fermier général and Marie de Saint - Paire. Himself was a Fermier général. (Some rubbings).

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        Leçons de chymie de l'Université de Montpellier où l'on explique les préparations avec la meilleure physique, & l'usage de chaque remède, fondé sur la meilleure pratique de médecine

      Paris, G. Cavelier, 1750, in 12, de VIII-191pp., pl. basane marbrée époque, dos lisse orné, coiffes usées, qq. petites taches. Edition originale rare. Antoine Fizes occupa à Montpellier la chaire de chimie de 1732 à 1765. C'est une chimie qui emprunte beaucoup à la tradition hermétiste, on y trouve : l'esprit de nitre, l'esprit de sel, l'esprit de vitriol, l'esprit de sel ammoniac, l'eau régale, l'eau tempérée de B. Valentin, l'elyxir de propriété de Paracelse, le sel admirable de Glauber, le kermès minéral, le lilium de Paracelse, le régule d'antimoine, le soufre doré d'antimoine, les fleurs d'antimoine, la poudre d'Algaroth, la teinture de Mars, liqueur de Saturne, la pierre infernale, le crocus solis, liqueur de nitre fixe, rosée de vitriol, crystal de tartre, etc...¶ Dezeimeris II.319 - Cat. CCFR 4 exemplaires seulement (Montpellier, Strabourg, Paris BIUP, Museum Paris) - Pas dans Duveen, ni Ferguson.

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        Allegorische Darstellungen der vier Elemente, jeweils ein Paar als Gnome dargestellt in aufwendiger Umrahmung (u.a. Meerjungfrau, Fische, Bienenkorb, Weinreben, Vögel und Blitze).

       Vier Kupferstiche von Franz Michael Regenfus, um 1750, je ca. 17 x 25 cm. Thieme-Becker Bd. XXVIII, S. 84. - Franz Michael Regenfuss (1712-1780) ist vorallem bekannt für seine vorzügliche Darstellung von Muscheln und Schnecken, im 1758 erschienen Werk \"Choix de Coquillages et de Crustacés\". - Die Ecken teils leicht lädiert, wenige Seiten etwas knapp beschnitten. Gerahmt. Versand D: 6,00 EUR Dekorative Graphik

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        Carte réduite de L 'Isle de Saint Domingue et de ses débouquements.

      1750. Incisione in rame, dipinta a mano, 550x885, raffigurante l'intera isola e la parte orientale di Cuba e della Jamaica. Bell'esemplare con discreti margini.

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        Kort Afhandling om Oprindelsen til at tage og at give Tiende, samt Rettighed til at kalde Prester efter de canoniske, og i sær efter de danske og norske love.

      Kiöbenhavn 1750. 4to. 139 s. Kobberstukket portrett. Kobberstukne vignetter. Samt. helskinnbd. med 5 opph. bind. Ryggdekor i gull. Ryggen reparert ved øvre kapitél. Eks. på skrivepapir.

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        THE HISTORY OF ORACLES. In Two Dissertations.

      London: Printed for D. Browne, without Temple-Bar, and J. Whiston, in Fleet-street, 1750. xx, 218 pages of text including [ii] pages of publisher's advertisement. Circa 1900 full leather binding; both boards expertly re-attached. Minor tape residue on the front endpapers. Minor stain to bottom corner of title page and a few pages to follow. Title continues "...Wherein are proved, I. That the Oracles were not given out by Daemons; but were invented and supported by the Craft of the Pagan Priests. II. That the Oracles did not cease at the Coming of Jesus Christ; but subsisted Four Hundred Years after it, till the entire Abolition of Paganism. By M. de. Fontenelle, Member of the Royal Academies of Paris. Translated from the best Edition of the Original French." First edition of this translation./ Signatures: a b B-Kl2 L./ Based on A. van Dale's De oraculis ethnicorum dissertationes duae./ Translator's preface signed: S. Whatley. Fontenelle, M. de 1657-1757 (Bernard Le Bovier).. First Edition. Hardcover. Very good condition. 16mo - over 5¾" - 6¾" tall.

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        A Justice of Peace for Ireland: Consisting of Two Books; The First, declaring the Exercise of That Office . . . The Second, setting forth the Form of Proceeding in Sessions . . . Also, Some Precedents of Committals, Convictions . . . and Warrants [etc.]

      The received edition of the first Irish legal treatise, originally published in 1638, shortly before Bolton was appointed Lord Chancellor of Ireland, this edition expanded by the barrister Michael Travers to encompass the intervening century. Contemporary calf, lightly rubbed, else a very good, clean copy. Printed for J. Leathley, and T. Moore . . . and O. Nelson [etc.], Dublin, 1750.

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        Il carro di Pulcinella o Pulcinella felice

      1750. Acquaforte, 1750 circa, firmata in basso a destra 'Joan. Aug. Ratti Pictor Sanueasis inv. et fec.' Bellissima prova, impressa su carta vergata coeva, una piccola macchia nel bordo bianco inferiore, qualche piega di carta, nel complesso in ottimo stato di conservazione. Questa rara incisione del celebre pittore ligure Giovanni Augusto Ratti fa da pendant con un altro foglio che rappresenta Pulcinella infelice che abbandona la casa con la propria famiglia. Il tema di Pulcinella era stato rappresentato da Ratti non solo in queste due incisioni ma anche, in qualità di pittore ceramista, su maiolica. Il savonese Giovanni Agostino Ratti (Savona, 1699 - Genova, 1775) nella sua carriera di pittore ha prodotto numerosi quadri di soggetto sacro e profano che ornano chiese, oratori e palazzi di tutta la Liguria, dove principalmente operò nella sua vita. Fu padre e maestro di Carlo Giuseppe Ratti e frequentò a Roma la scuola di Benedetto Luti. Protagonista della pittura a Savona nel Settecento, il Ratti a metà del secolo rappresenta anche nel più vasto panorama culturale ligure un riferimento di spicco, soprattutto per l'impegno nella costituzione e nell'incremento - anche attraverso gli influssi sul figlio Carlo Giuseppe - dell'Accademia Ligustica di Belle Arti. Sono note 22 incisioni, quasi tutte realizzate durante il suo soggiorno romano. Le due incisioni di Pulcinella, però, furono realizzate una volta rientrato in Liguria, dove continuò a lavorare tra Savona e Genova, fino alla sua morte. Etching, 1750 circa, signed on platea t lower right 'Joan. Aug. Ratti Pictor Sanueasis inv. et fec.' Good example, printed on contemporary laid paper, below small spot in the white border, otherwise in good condition. A very rare etching by the famous Italian painter Giovanni Augusto Ratti is a pair with another sheet showing Pulcinella, sad, who leaves the house with his family. The theme of Pulcinella was represented by Ratti not only in these two recordings but also, as a ceramist, on majolica. Giovanni Agostino Ratti, from Savona, came early to Rome, where he studied for several years in the studio of Benedetto Luti. Most of his 22 well-known etchings originated mainly in Rome, but the motifs of the Pulcinella did not arise until after his return to the homeland, where he pursued various orders between Savona and Genoa until his death. De Vesme 20 292 230

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        A General System of Surgery, in Three Parts...illustrated with Thirty eight Copper Plates...

      London: W. Innys, &c., 1750. xvi, 476, 338, (10), 38 folding engraved plates. Hardback. 4to, cont. full brown calf, rebacked with orig. spine preserved, raised bands, leather title-piece, gilt rules + dec. to compartments, corners restored. A few plates creased, one with marginal tear. Clean copy. Vg 4th edition. 'Containing the Doctrine and Management I. Of Wounds, Fractures, Luxations, Tumors, and Ulcers, of all Kinds. II. Of the several Operations performed on all Parts of the Body. III. Of the several Bandages applied in all Operationa and Disorders.' This work was originally published in German in 1718. 'Heister is the founder of scientific surgery in Germany. His book contains many interesting illustrations and includes an account of tourniquets used in his time' (Garrison & Morton (1970), 5576). The first English edition was published in 1743 and is translated from the Latin edition

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        S. Adrianus.

      o.O., -, o. J. [um 1750]. Orig. Gouache-Aquarellzeichnung. ca. 12 x 8,4 cm [Blatt]. Im Randbereich goldgehöhtes Pergamentbild des 18. Jahrhunderts in altmeisterlicher Manier. Rückseite mit hds. (spätere) Widmung \"Zum frommen Andenken an Anna Gruber\". - Randbereich alt beschnitten, etw. berieben in Titelei, dort kl. alte Retusche im Schwarz. Versand D: 7,00 EUR Andachtsbilder; Heiligenbildchen; Religiöse Graphik

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        S. Josephus [und das mit dem Kreuz spielende Jesuskind].

      o.O., -, o. J. [um 1750]. Orig. Gouache-Aquarellzeichnung. ca. 12,2 x 8,3 cm [Blatt]. Im Randbereich goldgehöhtes Pergamentbild des 18. Jahrhunderts in altmeisterlicher Manier. Rückseite mit gelöschten hds. Text (zwei- bzw. dreizeilig). - Randbereich alt beschnitten, etw. berieben in Titelei (im Bereich der rücks. Löschung), leichte Knickspur. Versand D: 7,00 EUR Andachtsbilder; Heiligenbildchen; Religiöse Graphik

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        [Unbekannte gekrönte Heilige im Hermelinmantel mit Zepter, im Arm ein Buch haltend, darauf liegend zwei Kronen, mit einem Bettler.]

      o.O., -, o. J. [um 1750]. Orig. Gouache-Aquarellzeichnung. ca. 8,7 x 7,2 cm [Blatt]. Goldgehöhtes Pergamentbildchen des 18. Jahrhunderts in altmeisterlicher Manier. Rückseite mit hds. Text. - Randbereich alt beschnitten, da der Text auf der Rückseite fehlerhaft ist. Versand D: 7,00 EUR Andachtsbilder; Heiligenbildchen; Religiöse Graphik

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        Méthode de lever les plans et les cartes de terre et de mer, avec toutes sortes d'instrumens et sans instrumens

      Paris, Charles-Antoine Jombert, 1750. 1750, 1750, in-12, (12), 244, (8)pp, 16pl, veau tacheté de l'époque, dos à 5 nerfs orné de caissons dorés et d'une pièce de titre en maroquin rouge, tranches rouges, signet (plats trés légèrement frottés, coiffes et coins faiblement émoussés), Nouvelle édition de cet ouvrage qui fut publié pour la première fois en 1693. Ozanam, grand vulgarisateur des mathématiques à la fin du XVIIe siècle, propose avec ce traité de topographie des méthodes simples et concrètes (ce que l'auteur nomme des "Pratiques") pour apprendre à tracer des cartes et plans de tous les types de terrains (urbains, maritimes, ruraux) avec ou sans instruments. 16 planches repliées hors texte gravées sur cuivre représentent, par exemple, les instruments de l'arpenteur, "l'instrument universel" de l'auteur et le niveau de Huygens. Très bon exemplaire

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        OSNABRÜCK., "Prospect des Fürstl. Schloß zu Osnabrüg".

      Altkol. Kupferstich (Guckkastenblatt) von G.M. Probst nach Chr.L. Reinhold, um 1750, 28 x 41 cm. Kapff K 78. - Augsburger Guckkastenblatt aus der Kaiserlichen Akademie. - Unten alt angerändert, Ränder etwas angestaubt. Kräftiges Altkolorit. Niedersachsen, Guckkastenblatt

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        AUGSBURG., "Die Mezgd gegen dem Barfüsser Thor zu Augsburg". Ansicht mit reicher Personenstaffage.

      Altkolorierter Kupferstich (Guckkastenblatt) von Probst, Augsburg, um 1750, 27,5 x 41 cm. Hübsch koloriertes Augsburger Guckkastenblatt, mit schmalem Rändchen.

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        Diorama aus 6 kolorierten und ausgeschnittenen Kupferstichen vermutlich von M. Engelbrecht.

      wohl Augsburg, Engelbrecht, um 1750. - circa 9 x 14 cm. 6 kolorierte Kupferstiche, davon 5 fein ausgeschnitten in einfachem Umschlag Komplettes Diorama mit Blick in eine Sube mit Kamin, in der Maria an einem Tisch sitzt und ein Buch liest. Der Raum ist voll mit Engeln und Szenen der Verkündigung, rechts der Engel Gabriel im Anflug. " - Gut erhalten und komplett, sehr dekorativ. Ohne Kasten (!) - der Kasten auf dem Photo ist neu und nur zur Veranschaulichung gemacht - wir verkaufen die 6 Kupferstiche allein!. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        STATUS MEDIOLANENSIS IN PRINCIPALES SUAS PARTES DIVISAS, QUARUM ALIQUAE VENETORUM, ALIAE DUCATORUM MANTUAE, PARMAE, ET MODENA.

      1750. Carta dello Stato di Milano. Il titolo è iscritto in ricco decorativo cartiglio sormontato dallo stemma della città di Milano. Affascinante coloritura coeva.Bibliografia: Verga, n. 168; Motta, p. 10, Arrigoni-Bertarelli, n. 1051

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        Histoire des révolutions de l'Empire des Arabes

      1750. A Paris, Gissey.., 1750 à 1752. 4 volumes petit in/8, reliure plein veau moucheté du temps, dos à nerfs à caissons et pièce de titre fauve, tranches rouges, bandeaux, lettrines historiées, tome 1 : lij ff. de page de titre, table et discours préliminaire, 58 p. de table géographique des noms des royaumes, 489 p., 2 ff. de privilèges - tome 2 : page de titre, 1 ff. de table, 519 p. - tome 3 : xiv ff. de discours préliminaire, 540 p., 2 pages dépliantes sur les généalogies de gengiskhaniath et de Tamerlan - tome 4 : 4 ff. de page de titre et préliminaire, 525 p. 3 Coiffes abîmées, quelques mors légèrement ouverts, coins et bords inférieurs usés, tomaisons illisibles, tome 1 : dernier feuillet (p. 489) avec un manque de papier au centre (fin du texte et approbation), tome 2 : erreur de pagination (p.58 au lieu de 85). Rares taches et rousseurs. Contient une généalogie de Mahomet suivie d'une suite chronologique des califes successeurs du prophète et de celle des empereurs de Constantinople.Chadenat 1818, Querard T 5. Brunet Table 1583/84. 4 vol. small 8 vo, contemporary full mottled calf, ribbed spine with gilt panels and yellow labels, red edges, headpieces and initial letters, vol 1 : [52], [58], 489 p. [2] - vol 2 : [2], 519 p. - vol 3 : [14], 540 p. - vol 4 : [4], 525 p. Flaws : 3 headspine worn, some joint slightly split, corners & borders rubbed, 2 small wormholes on the binding, lack of paper on the last sheet of the vol. 1 (affecting text and approbation) - error of pagination : 58 instead of 85 of the vol.2 . Occasional foxing and spotting. relié DeCollection

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        A correct chart of the Carebbee Islands

      Artist: Mount & Page ; issued in : London; date: 1750 - - technic: Copper print; colorit: colored; condition: Very good; size (in cm): 44 x 54 - description: chart of the lower Antilles, from 'English Pilot'

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        Canti carnascialeschi. Tutti i trionfi, carri, mascherate o canti carnascialeschi andati per Firenze dal tempo del Magnifico Lorenzo de’ Medici fino all’anno 1559... Parte prima (e Parte seconda)

      s.t. (Benedini), 1750. 8vo (cm. 22), 2 Voll.; 1 c.nn., LX-256 pp.; 4 cc.nn., da 259 a 594(2) pp. Due frontespizi allegorici, una tav. rip. con doppio medaglione e 42 ritratti f.t. incisi su rame protetti da carta velina (segue) Biscioni Antommaria, Parere sopra la seconda edizione de’ Canti carnascialeschi..., Firenze, Francesco Moücke, 1750, 39(1) pp. Belle legature ottocentesche in pergamena con ricchi fregi e doppio tassello con numerazione e titolo in oro al ds. Tagli colorati a spruzzo. Ottimo esemplare. Rarissima prima tiratura della prima edizione illustrata. Da segnalare la presenza del famoso ‘Canto del calcio’ di Gianbatista dell’Ottonaio il secondo testo in assoluto che tratta del calcio... Molti canti hanno per oggetto argomenti venatori (Ceresoli).

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        Habit, d' Orlogeur".

      - Kupferstich v. N. de L Armessin, um 1750, 25,5 x 18.5 (H) Colas 1779. Lipperheide 1971. Sehr selten! - Der Uhrenverkäufer ist quasi bekleidet mit seinen Produkten und behängt mit seinem Arbeitsmaterial.

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        Kupferstich - Karte, in 7 Blatt n. J.M. Hase bei Homann Erben, "Tabvlae IV. Imperii Francici, vel Romano -Germanici s. Romani occidentalis .".

      - mit altem Grenz- und Flächenkolorit, dat. 1750, je 35 x 29,5 (H) Stadtarchiv Nürnberg, Der Verlag Homann in Nürnberg ., S. 156 und Farbabb.; Sandler, Homann Verlag, S. 133. - Zeigt Deutschland und die angrenzenden Länder in sieben Karten von Karl dem Großen bis zum Tode Karls VI, jeweils mit einem von seperater Platte gestochenem Erklärungsblatt für die Farben. Vergleiche dazu auch Johannes Dörflinger, "Geschichtskarten und Geschichtsatlanten des Verlages Homann" ( Stadtarchiv Nürnberg, der Verlag Homann, S. 150 ff.). - Johann Mathias Hase starb 1742. Die Karten erschienen 8 Jahre nach seinem Tode.

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        Jo. Baptistae Morgagni In A. Corn. Celsum, et Q. Ser. Samonicum epistolae decem. Quarum sex nunc primnm prodeunt.

      excudebat Josephus Cominus,, Patavii, 1750 - In 8° (18,4×12,5 cm); (4), 336, (2 b.) pp. Legatura editoriale in pieno cartoncino molle con titolo chiosato a mano al dorso. Qualche macchia e traccia di sporco. Un leggerissimo alone al margine interno delle prime 5 carte e al margine esterno delle ultime 5, praticamente invisibile e ininfluente. Esemplare in barbe e quindi ad ampi margini ed in più che buone condizioni di conservazione. Rarissima edizione, della variante della prima edizione di questo scritto del grande medico, anatomista e patologo forlivese, Giovanni Battista Morgagni o Giovan Battista Morgagni o anche Giambattista Morgagni (Forlì, 25 febbraio 1682 – Padova, 5 dicembre 1771). Questa variante, che venne stampata da Comino prima delle altre copie, non presenta la dedicatoria ad Heister, aggiunta solo in seguito ed un frontespizio con qualche piccola differenza di stampa delle lettere oltre ad un errore marchiano poi corretto nelle copie seguenti. Trattasi probabilmente di una copia di prova dello stesso Comino. In questo esemplare infatti invece della corretta forma di "nunc primum" è stampato l’errore "nunc primnm". Antica firma di appartenenza privata al recto del piatto anteriore "Ippoliti". L’opera che apparve per la prima volta in forma notevolmente rimaneggiata nel 1721 vide la sua forma definitiva, considerata in tutto e per tutto come la prima edizione (presenta più di 200 pagine rispetto all’edizione precedente), edita da Comino a Padova nel 1750. Fra i suoi interessi anche quelli legati allo studio dei classici della medicina con studi filologici approfonditi. Qui presenta i suoi studi dedicati alla dottrina e figura del grande medico romano Auro Cornelio Celso descritta nel suo "De Medicina" che unico superstite pervenutoci di un trattato più ampio dedicato a tutte le scienze antiche, rappresenta una delle più vaste fonti di informazioni sulle pratiche mediche dell’epoca. "L’impegno filologico di Morgagni si realizzò soprattutto nelle quattro lettere In scriptores rei rusticae, composte tra il 1721 e il 1723 per conto di Johann Matthias Gesner (Lipsia 1735), e nelle dieci lettere In Aur. Corn. Celsum et Q. Ser. Samonicum pubblicate in due momenti successivi (Padova 1721 e 1750) su richiesta del collega e amico Giovanni Battista Volpi. Morgagni lasciò inoltre numerosi scritti a carattere storico-medico, storico ed erudito, raccolti insieme con altri negli Opuscula miscellanea (1763), tra i quali le Epistolae Aemilianae in cui illustrò la propria terra natale da tutti i punti di vista (geologico, geofisico, archeologico, storico, etc.)". E’ considerato il fondatore dell’anatomia patologica nella sua forma contemporanea. Rudolf Virchow lo definisce il Padre della patologia moderna. In Europa si era soliti riferirsi a lui come "Sua Maestà anatomica". "Il 18 novembre 1698, all’età di sedici anni, si iscrisse all’Università di Bologna per studiarvi medicina, specie anatomia, considerata da Morgagni "pietra angolare di tutto l’edificio medico". Ebbe come maestro di anatomia Ippolito Albertini, ma soprattutto ebbe la possibilità di seguire le lezioni di Antonio Maria Valsalva, eminente sperimentalista di fisiologia, nonché figlio scientifico di Marcello Malpighi, tra i primi ad opporsi al fenomeno seicentesco della separazione tra speculazione scientifica e pratica. In effetti Morgagni non è da considerarsi lo scopritore unico del metodo -detto poi morgagnano-, bensì l’esponente principale, che raccolse e sviluppò le fatiche dei suoi maestri diretti e indiretti, Valsalva e Malpighi, per creare quell’edificio monumentale anatomo-patologico che sta alla base della medicina moderna Nel 1711 il desiderio di Morgagni venne esaudito: venne chiamato alla seconda Cattedra di medicina teorica dell’Università degli Studi di Padova lasciata libera da Antonio Vallisneri, dopo che quest’ultimo ebbe ottenuto la prima Cattedra dopo la morte di Domenico Guglielmini. . Nel 1761 Morgagni pubblicò il suo massimo contributo alla medicina, De sedibus et causis morborum pe

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        St. Domingo, of het land der zwarten in Hayti en deszelfs omwenteling. . Naar het Engelsch. Met platen en kaarten.Amsterdam, Johannes Allart, 1806. 2 volumes. 8vo. With engraved frontispiece, 8 numbered engraved plates and 5 unnumbered folding engraved plates, the folding plates for a map of Haiti (20.5 x 44 cm), a plan of "Kaap François" (Cap-Haïtien), and a facsimile of a 3-page letter from Toussaint l'Ouverture to Edward Tyrell Smith. Contemporary stiffened sprinkled paper wrappers.

      - Muller, America 531; Saakes 4, p. 268 and 306; Sabin 67535. First Dutch edition of an important and partly eye-witness account of Haiti and its struggle for freedom from French rule. Marcus Rainsford (ca. 1750-1805) served for many years as a soldier with the British Army in the British West Indies. He visited Haiti in 1799, where he became an admirer of Toussaint l'Ouverture, the black former slave who led Haiti's revolution, struggled to end slavery and fought with great valour and military acumen to establish an independent republic. Toussaint l'Ouverture played a key role in what proved the first successful attempt by a slave population in the Americas (or elsewhere) to throw off the yoke of European colonialism. He defeated armies of three imperial powers, but died in French custody a year before the 1804 independence made Haiti the second independent republic in the Americas (after the United States of America but before Venezuela and Colombia). With armorial bookplate. A small tear in the folding plan of Cap-Haïtien and in the sea in the map of Haiti, but still in very good condition, unpressed and wholly untrimmed. Wrappers slightly rubbed and spines slightly frayed. A detailed, well illustrated and sympathetic account of the Haitian slave revolt: an essential source for any study of slavery in the Americas.

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        Teilansicht, Römerberg, "Prospect des Römer-Bergs".

      - kol. Kupferstich v. Johann Michael Eben ( I.M.E), um 1750, 19,2 x 32 Thieme - B., Bd. X, S. 293. Johann Michael Eben ( 1716 - ca. 1761). - Blick von der Braubachstr. auf den Römerberg. Mittig der Brunnen, rechts der Römer, im Hintergrund die Nikolaikirche.

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        Traité des Pierres graveés

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

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        A View of Florence on the side of the Arno and of Trinity Bridge Taken from the Palace of Signior Capponi.

      London. R. Sayer. 1750. Copperplate engraving, handcolored, plate mark 11 3/4 x 17 1/4 inches on sheet 14 1/4 x 21 1/2 inches. Faint toning to paper edge (not affecting image), very good condition. Giuseppe Zocchi (Joseph Zocchi) (1711 or 1717 - 1767) was an Italian painter and printmaker, known for his impressive views of Florence, Italy. A collection of engravings of the views was published in 1744 under the title Scelta di XXIV vedute delle principali contrade, piazze, chiese, e palazzi della citta di Firenze, with subsequent later editions. This 1750 British copperplate engraving after a Zocchi view has rather crude but likely contemporaneous hand coloring, the skies being embellished with a strong gouache blue. The publication line beneath the title reads: London Printed for R. Sayers Map & Printseller opposite Fetter Lane Fleet Street. - And J. Boydell Engraver at the Unicorn the Corner of Queen Street Cheapside.

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        Scacchia ludus: a Poem on the Game of chess

      Dublin: printed by S Powell, for the author, 1750. vi+95 pages with one diagram. Royal octavo (9 1/4" x 5 3/4") bound in brown cloth with gilt lettering to spine. Translated into English verse by the Rev. Samuel Pullein. (Whyld and Ravillous 1750:4)Parallel Latin and English texts. Royal Dublin Society award for the "Best book written and printed in Ireland" for 1750.Condition:Rebound, the chess collector Manfred Mittelbach stamp to front end paper, title with some edge wear else a very good copy.

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

      2 engraved leaves, 2 pages letterpress, 48 engraved leaves. Contemporary full red morocco, gilt. Oblong 4to. 17.4 x 19.8 cm. Ownership name of Sarah E. Harvey, 1819 to front endpaper. Title label lost from spine; binding repaired; piece missing from front free endpaper; 2 leaves, being the engraved descriptive leaves for 'The Grass-hopper' and 'A Zealot' restored where a part of the engraved text has been lost; several tears professionally closed; some spotting and marking. Else a very good copy of rare, early, and highly attractive alphabet.

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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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