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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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         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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