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        Vue du fameux Theatre de la Ville de Naples en Italie. A Paris chez Mondhare, rue S. Jacques a lHotel Saumur. Altkolorierter Kupferstich nach Mondhare.

      Schöner altkolorierter Kupferstich um 1750 mit einer Innenansicht eines Theaters in Neapel - wahrscheinlich des Teatro Augusteo. Bildmaß: 23 x 42 cm ( Höhe x Breite ), unter Glas gerahmt ( Rahmenmaß: 45 x 61 cm: ). Das Blatt von guter Erhaltung, der Rahmen mit kleiner Bestoßung. ( Bitte beachten: Da unter Glas gerahmt hier bitte nur Selbstabholung ).. ( Pic erhältlich // webimage available )

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Friederichsen]
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        Universum der Kunst. 42 Bände (alles).

      4to (27,5 x 21 cm). Mit tausenden meist farbigen, teils gef. Abb., Grundrissen, Karten etc. Blaue OLwd. m. goldgeprägt. Deckelvign. u. Rückentitel sowie farbig illustr. Orig.-Schutzumschlag. Vollständige deutsche Ausgabe dieser bedeutenden Kunstgeschichte (LUnivers des formes) aus der 2. Hälfte des 20. Jahrhunderts mit zahlreichen berühmt gewordenen Einzeltiteln renommierter Kunsthistoriker. - Einige früh erschienene Bände in höherer Auflage. Einige Bände mit Bandzählung in Reihenfolge des Erscheinens. - Thematisch-chronologischer Inhaltsüberblick: 1. Vialou: Frühzeit des Menschen. 2-3: Ghirshman: Iran. 2 Bde.: Protoiraner, Meder, Achämeniden Parther u. Sasaniden. 4-5: Parrot: Mesopotamische Kunst. 2 Bde.: Assur Sumer. 6: Bittel: Hethiter. 7: Parrot: Phönizier. 8. Schiltz: Skythen. 9-11: Leclant: Ägypten. 3 Bde. 12: Kruta: Anfänge Europas.13-16: Demargne/Charbonneaux: Griechenland. 4 Bde.: Geburt der griechischen Kunst Das archaische klassische, hellenistische Griechenland. 17: Bianchi Bandinelli: Etrusker u. Italiker. 18-19: Ders.: Rom. 2 Bde. 20: Grabar: Frühes Christentum. 21: Ders.: Zeitalter Justinians. 22: Cutler: Ma. Byzanz. 23: Hubert: Frühzeit d. Mittelalters. 24: Ders.: Karolinger. 25: Grodecki: Ottonen u. Salier. 26-27: Barral i Altet: Romanik. 2 Bde. 28-30: Sauerländer/Erlande-Brandenburg/Recht. Gotik. 3 Bde. 31-34: Chastel/Heydenreich: Italienische Renaissance. 4 Bde. 35: Arasse: Manierismus. 36: Hofmann: Kunst zwischen 1750 und 1830. 37: Duval: Kelten. 38: Leiris: Afrika. 39: Baudez: Maya. 40: Lavallee: Andenvölker. 41: Bernal: Mexiko. 42: Guiart: Ozeanien. - Umschläge m. geringen Lagerspuren, wenige am Rücken etw. gebräunt. Sonst tadellose, frische Bände.

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Düwal Berlin]
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        Universum der Kunst - 25 Bände

      Sehr gute saubere Bücher, ungelesen, mit zahlreichen Abbildungen, Lesebändchen und sehr guten Schutzumschlägen. Vorliegende Bände: Band 01: Sumer und Akkad Band 16: Das Klassische Griechenland Band 18: Das Hellenistische Griechenland Band 23: Die Phönizier Band 24: Die Hethiter Band 26: Ägypten I - Das Alte und das Mittlere Reich Band 27: Ägypten II - Das Großreich Band 28: Ägypten III - Spätzeit und Hellenismus Band 29: Romanische Kunst I - Mittel- und Südeuropa Band 30: Romanische Kunst II - Nord- und Westeuropa Band 31: Die Maya Band 32: Die Andenvölker von den frühen Kulturen bis zu den Inka Band 33: Mexiko von den frühen Kulturen bis zu den Azteken Band 34: Gotik II - Triumph der Gotik Band 35: Gotik III - Ausklang des Mittelalters Band 36: Gotik I - Das Jahrhundert der großen Kathedralen Band 37: Frühzeit des Menschen Band 38: Die Anfänge Europas 6000-500 v.Chr. Band 39: Die Skythen und andere Steppenvölker Band 40: Das entzweite Jahrhundert - Kunst zwischen 1750 und 1830 Band 41: Das Mittelalterliche Byzanz 725-1204 Band 42: Der Europäische Manierismus 1520-1610 Band 00: Italienische Renaissance - Die großen Meister Band 00: Die Geburt der griechischen Kunst Band 00: Das Archaische Griechenland Die 00-Bände sind ohne Band-Nummer

      [Bookseller: Besuchow Versandantiquariat]
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        LUXEMBURG., "Die Stadt u. Vestung Luxemburg in einem accuraten Plan entworfen, u. zu finden in der Homaenn. Officin".

      Altkol. Kupferstich bei Homann Erben, um 1750, 50,5 x 57,5 cm. Prächtiger Stadtplan mit Kopftitel und Erklärungen 1 - 60 und A - Y. In sehr kräftigem Kolorit und tadelloser Erhaltung. Europa, BENELUX-Luxemburg

      [Bookseller: Buch- und Kunstantiquariat]
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        14 Blätter zur Allchemie und zum Okkultismus.

      - Kupferstich v. F.A. Krebs, um 1750, 13,3 x 9,1 (H) ( Plattengr.) Seltene Zusammenstellung von okkulten Insignien aus dem 18. Jahrhundert. Die Blätter sind alt mit einem Faden oben in der Mitte in Blockart gebunden. Die Stiche stammen von dem Mainzer Kupferstecher Friedrich Anton Krebs. Es handelt sich um die 14 Illustrationen zu "Hermaphroditisches Sonn- und Mondskind", Mainz. Krebs, 1752. - Das letzte Blatt betitelt:"Caballistica Salomonis Sigilla - Expliciret auff die Philosophische Practic per L:C:S:", dargestellt sind auf diesem Blatt 44 Einzelzeichen. - Schöne Stiche auf weichem Bütten, die in klaren,guten Abdrucken vorliegen und sauber erhalten sind. Blattgröße: 19 x 11,2 cm. - Siehe Ferguson I, S. 380. - [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Nikolaus Struck]
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        Commentaria Nicolai Gorrani in qvatvor evangelia, om(n)ibus qui a ministerijs sunt verbi dei (...). Hg. von Johannes Pessellius. 1. Ausgabe der Edition.

      8 nn. Bll., Fol. CCCCCLXXXVI. Mit großer Wappen-Titelvignette, zahlr. figürlichen Holzschnitt-Initialen und 4 großen Textholzschnitten (die Evangelisten). Folio. Schweinslederband um 1750. Schweinslederband um 1750 auf Holzdeckeln und mit 5 Bünden, intakten Leder-Messing-Schliessen, reicher Fileten- und Rollstempelprägung, 2 Lederrückenschildern, dreiseitigem Rotschnitt, dem goldgepr. Wappen-Supralibro des Abtes Beda Seeauer auf Vorder- und dem goldgepr. Wappen-Supralibro des Stiftes St. Peter (Salzburg) auf dem Hinterdeckel. Gering berieben Rücken am Fuß etwas fleckig gestochenes Bibliotheksexlibris des Stiftes (datiert 1767) auf Innendeckel Stempel und hs. Besitzvermerk des Stiftes auf Titelei. Insgesamt ein sehr sauberes Exemplar dieser Postinkunabel. Das Wappen-Supralibro Seeauers, datiert 1753, stammt vermutlich aus dem Beginn seiner Amtszeit im ältesten Klosters des deutschsprachigen Raumes 1756 wurde unter seiner Aegide der charakteristische Zwiebelturm der Stiftskirche in Salzburg errichtet. VD16 N 1536.

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat am Moritzberg]
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        Escrime (Alles was zum Thema Fechten erschienen ist. 53 Abb.). Kupferstiche (von Prevost u. Benard)aus Encyclopédie ou Dictionnaire raisonné des sciences, des arts et des métiers. (Abb. 117 -119).

      15 Bl. Beschreibungen, 15 Orig.- Kuperstiche (39,5 x 26 cm), Privat-Kart.-Mappe., Min gebräunt, tadellos Text. franz. Die edle Fechtkunst in vollendeter Ausführung. 1750 verfasste Diderot einen in ganz Europa verschickten Prospekt, in dem er Interessenten zur Subskription der Encyclopédie aufrief. 1751 erschienen die beiden ersten Bände der Encyclopédie.... Der buchhändlerische Erfolg des Werkes war enorm, doch die Jesuiten und die Sorbonne diagnostizierten eine unchristliche Tendenz und erwirkten beim königlichen Kronrat ein Verbot. Da aber Madame de Pompadour (die Mätresse von Ludwig XV.), einige Minister, viele einflussreiche Freimaurer und der Chefzensor Malesherbes auf der Seite der Encyclopédisten standen, konnten 1753-1756 trotz des Verbots vier weitere Bände erscheinen.Danach jedoch wuchs der Druck der Gegner. 1758 wurde das Verbot erneuert, 1759 setzte Papst Clemens XIII. das Werk auf den Index. Inzwischen hatte aber die Regierung die Deviseneinnahmen schätzen gelernt, die trotz des Siebenjährigen Krieges (1756-1763) durch den Verkauf der Encyclopédie aus ganz Europa hereinkamen, und man ermutigte Diderot unter der Hand zum Weitermachen. Er brachte die letzten zehn Bände samt fünf Bänden Abbildungen heraus (1765).

      [Bookseller: antiquariat peter petrej]
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        Ambassades de Monsieur De Le Boderie en Angletrre Sous le régne de Henri IV & la minorité de Louis XIII depuis les années 1606 jusqu'en 1611

      Sans nom d'éditeur, Sans lieu d'édition 1750 - Petits manques de cuir sur les coins, quelques taches de rousseurs Très beaux exemplaires. 5 volumes [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Delirius]
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        Sammlung von 236 Druckermarken vom Anfang des 16. bis zur Mitte des 17. Jahrhunderts. Angelegt und zusammengestellt um die Mitte des 18. Jahrhunderts.

      1750 19,5 x 16 cm. 143 Blätter mit 236 meist einseitig (vereinzelt auch beidseitig) aufgeklebten ausgeschnittenen Original-Druckemarken. Pappband des 19. Jahrhunderts mit handschriftlichem Rückentitel (\"Sammlung allter Buchdrucker-Zeichen\") auf grünem Schildchen. Einband teils berieben. Das Trägerpapier teils ein wenig gebräunt und stockfleckig, die Marken überwiegend sehr gut und sauber, teils aber auch durch die Leimung gebräunt. Die Druckermarken wurden aus Büchern ausgeschnitten und aufgeklebt. Zur näheren Erläuterung (Drucker, Druckort, Jahr) wurden teilweise die Kolophone mit ausgeschnitten und eingeklebt. Wo diese fehlen oder unvollständig sind, werden nähere Informationen teils durch zeitgenössische (also ca. Mitte 18. Jahrhundert), teils durch jüngere handschriftliche Erläuterungen gegeben, wobei letztere laut einer handschriftlichen Vorbemerkung (vermutlich eines Vorbesitzers) auf dem vordenen Spiegel \"1981 von Dr. Josef Benzing aus Budenheim\" gegeben wurden. Einige Marken sind ohne Beschreibungen. Mit Buchdruckerzeichen überwiegend von Druckern aus Basel, Straßburg, Paris, Amsterdam, Zürich, Leiden, einzelne aber auch aus Venedig, Florenz, Rom, Genf, Genua, Edinburgh, Leipzig, Köln, Frankfurt etc. 18. Jahrhundert, Buchwesen, Illustration 16. Jh., Illustration 17. Jh., Musterbücher, Ornament / Dekoration, Ornamentstich

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Roland Gögler]
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        \"Tabulae Geographicae Principatus Brandenburg: Culmb: sive Baruthini Pars Inferior\".

       Altkol. Kupferstich bei M. Seutter, um 1750, 50 x 57,5 cm. Vollet S. 152 f. und Abb. 118. Cartographia Bavariae 4.4. - Die Karte zeigt das Unterland der Brandenburgischen Fürstentümer Bayreuth und Kulmbach (Mittelfranken), mit dem Gebiet zwischen Würzburg, Bayreuth, Heilsbronn und Rothenburg ob der Tauber. Oben links figürliche Kartusche mit Wappen. Versand D: 6,00 EUR BAYERN, Franken, Landkarten

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Bierl]
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        Statuta Vallis Camonicae nuper ex deliberatione consilii generalis ipsiusu vallis, multis de novo additis reformata, et a serenessimo principe venetiarum confirmata; Privilegium a serenissimo venetorum dominio Communitati, Universitati & Hominibus vallis camunicae concessum salutis anno MCCCCXXVII

      Typhographia Joseph Pasini Impressoris Ducalis, 1750. Fondamentale testo statuario che regolava la vita sociale della comunità della Valcamonica. Molto raro. L'opera è divisa in due parti, la prima fino a pag. 180 comprende gli Statutorum civilium., la seconda parte comprende gli Statuta criminalia. Nel volume aggiunto documenti contenenti atti del Consiglio Generale della Valcamonica, atti di processi e tabelle di tasse e tariffe. (1428- 1755). In quarto

      [Bookseller: Di Mano in Mano]
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        Voyage à baye de Hudson, sait en 1746. & 1747 par les navires le Dobbs-Gallery & la California, pour la découverte d`un passage au Nord-Oüest...

      Leiden, Lucas, 1750. XXVIII + 413 + (7) s. Tittelbl. trykket i rødt og sort. Kobberstukket tittelvignett. Kobberstukket foldet kart. 9 kobberstukne foldede plansjer. Samt. helskinnbd. med 6 opphøyde bind. Rik ryggdekor i gull. Rødt tittelfelt. Liten slitasje ved øvre kapitél. Ex libris på forsats. Cont. full calf with 6 raised bands. Spine richly gilt. Red label. Title printed in red and black. Engraved title-vignett, Engraved folding map. 9 engraved folding plates. A little wear to top of spine. Bookplates on front endpaper.

      [Bookseller: Ruuds Antikvariat]
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        A prospect of the city of Genoa.

      1750 c.. Incisione in rame, mm 180x365 la veduta della città, 225x365 la lastra compresi i 20 rimandi in nota.Piacevole veduta generale del capoluogo ligure preso come di consueto dal mare. Ben conservata.

      [Bookseller: Libreria Antiquaria Perini s.a.s.]
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        Carta Geografica del Capo di Buona Speranza

      1750. Decorativa carta del Sud Africa tratta dal "Atlante Novissimo" di Giambattista Albrizzi. Incisione in rame con rarissima coloritura coeva, in ottimo stato di conservazione. A nice map of South Africa, from "Atlante novissimo che contiene tutte le parti del mondo" published in Venice between 1740 and 1750 by Albrizzi. Venezia Venice Norwich pp.218. 445 355

      [Bookseller: Libreria Antiquarius]
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        Beschryving van Ysland, Groenland en de Straat Davis. (Bound with:) De tegenwoordige Staat of omstandige Beschryving van het groot Eyland Ysland.

      Amsterdam: Steven van Esveldt, 1750-1754 First edition. 2 books in 1 volume. Small 4to (20 x 15,5 cm). (16), 286, (6); (10), 158 pp. Contemporary vellum. With frontispiece and 5 (2 fold.) plates and fold. map. Titles printed in red and black. Fine copy. Two works in one volume on Iceland, Greenland and whaling. For a full description and more images please visit: www.zaalbooks.nl .

      [Bookseller: Zaal Books]
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        Tenkei Wakumon chukai [trans.: Questions and Answers on Astronomy]

      - 21 double-page and three full-page woodcut astronomical illus. & maps (three with volvelles). 68; 40; 45 folding leaves. Three vols. 8vo, orig. wrappers, orig. block printed title label on each upper cover, new stitching. Tokyo: Suharaya, [1750]. First edition in Japanese, translated, revised, and with additional commentary by Irie Osamu (1699-1773), of this important astronomical and geographical text which exercised a profound influence on Japanese astronomy and geography. There was an extremely rare edition printed in China - no copy seems to have survived in its native country - in 1672 (or 1675). The first edition to be printed in Japan, in 1730, was issued in four volumes of which the first three were in Chinese and the supplementary fourth was in Japanese. This edition contains several new maps and there are, for the first time, three volvelles (two with two moving parts and the third with three moving parts). "Irie reprinted the eight original maps and printed revisions of all except the star map of the region of constant invisibility. If the original illustration or explanation was incorrect, he showed a corrected one (or one he thought was correct), basing his revisions on Shibukawa's Tenmon seisho zu."-Miyajima, p. 591. "The Tianjing huowen, brought to Japan about 1672-79, combined ancient Chinese theories, the theories of the natural philosopher Zhu Xi (1130-1200), and the recent philosophical opinions of Fang Yizhi (1611-71) with knowledge that had been obtained from the Jesuits. Although the Tianjing huowen did not receive much attention in China, it was widely available in Japan and inspired many explanatory and critical books, especially after Nishikawa Masayasu (1693-1756) published the first Japanese version in 1730. Of particular importance was its illustration of the stars around the South Pole, which had not been shown on previous celestial maps; the book therefore provided the Japanese with their first knowledge of such stars."--Miyajima, "Japanese Celestial Cartography before the Meiji Period" in History of Cartography, Vol. 2, No. 2, p. 585. This treatise was allowed to be imported into Japan and printed by the censors "because of its purely astronomical nature. Although it is in effect a treatise on Western astronomy, it contains no elements of Christianity. During the Tokugawa period everyone with an interest in astronomy read it."-Nakayama, A History of Japanese Astronomy, p. 101 (& see pp. 101-04). "The Chinese text most influential in Japan was the T'ien-ching huo-wen?authored by Yu I, who studied under the prominent scholar Hsiung Ming-yü, a close friend of the Portuguese Jesuit Manoel Dias (1574-1648)?The T'ien-ching huo-wen was brought to Japan after its first printing in China and was already widely known before the first Japanese reprint appeared in 1730?Very popular among Japanese intellectuals, it was reprinted many times with commentaries and was viewed as a classic in astronomy - partly because of the scarcity of such works."-Sugimoto & Swain, Science & Culture in Traditional Japan, p. 261. Harumi Shibukawa (1639-1715), "one of the greatest astronomers to have lived in Japan" (Miyajima, p. 588), based his knowledge of Western astronomy entirely on the Chinese edition of the present text; he was "especially impressed by its clear explanation, using a geometrical model, of eclipses, which he had never found in Chinese calendrical writings."-D.S.B., XII, p. 404. Tienjing Huowen is partly based on the work of the Jesuit scholars in China, members of the Jesuit missions sent from Rome from the sixteenth century onwards. Matteo Ricci and Ferdinand Verbiest were the most notable of these missionary-scientists who brought western knowledge of astronomy and other disciplines to China. The identification of the South Polar stars, particularly the South Star (sigma Octanis), barely visible to the naked eye and sitting directly overhead the Earth's South Pole, is important. Knowing its location is the [Attributes: Soft Cover]

      [Bookseller: Jonathan A. Hill, Bookseller Inc.]
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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...Published with the approbation of the Physico-Historical Society

      13 folding engraved plates (including maps, views, & plans). vi, [16] pp. (subscribers, directions to the binder (in duplicate), and table of contents), [ix]-xxi, [1], [23]-434 pp.; 429, [7] pp. Two vols. 8vo, cont. polished calf (foot of spine of Vol. I with slightest wear), double gilt fillet round sides, spines richly gilt. Dublin: Printed by A. Reilly for the Author, 1750. First edition and a lovely set in fresh contemporary polished calf. Smith (ca. 1715-62), topographer, wrote a series of county histories which were the first of their kind in Ireland. He founded, along with others, both the Physico-Historical Society and Medico-Philosophical Society of Dublin in order to cultivate Irish enlightenment. Smith provides here many details on the lifestyles of the gentry and economic life of County Cork and the city of Cork. Handsome set, preserved in a morocco-backed box. ❧ ODNB.

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        Portugalliae et Algarbiae Regna.

      Augsburg, 1750 - Incisione in rame, mm 500x580, coloritura originale d'epoca, tratta da Atlas Maior. Seutter, dopo un apprendistato presso Homann a Norimberga, trasferitosi ad Augsburg verso il 1720, aprì la propria attività superando il maestro sotto il profilo della bellezza: le sue carte hanno sempre colori brillanti e cartigli elaborati. Infatti è presente un bellissimo cartiglio decorato con gli stemmi delle due regioni e varie raffigurazioni allegoriche. In basso a sinistra è presente un riquadro che raffigura le regioni possedute dal Portogallo oltreoceano, ossia il Brasile. Esemplare in ottimo stato di conservazione.

      [Bookseller: libreria antiquaria perini Sas di Perini]
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        Beskrivelse over den ældste Kiøbstæd i Norge, Tonsberg, baade Som den har været, og Som den nu er. Med et Anhang om det Kongelige Salt og Tegl-verk ved Tonsberg. Kortelig forfattet og utgivet af 

      Kiøbenhavn 1750. Liten 4to (8) + 112 s. Fraktur. Tresn. vignetter. Moderne helskinns speilbind m. opph. bånd. Ryggen ubetydelig falmet. 2 sider beskåret med litt teksttap. Liten plett på tittelbl., siste bl. fuktskj. og m. skrift i gammel hånd under frise. Saltverket var på Vallø.

      [Bookseller: Norlis Antikvariat]
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        Antiquités romaines

      expliquées dans les mémoires du Comte de Bxxx contenant ses avantures. Un grand nombre d'histoires & anecdotes du Tems, très curieuses, ses recherches & ses découvertes sur les antiquités de la ville de Rome divisé en trois parties. In 8 demi-cuir marron à coins, pièce de titre cuir noir, roulette, palmette, filets dorés, titre 355 pages 105 gravures en 89 planches, certaines dépliantes, 15vignettes. A La Haye chez Jean Naulme 1750. Plats légèrement frottés, belles gravures Maémorieés réputés apocryphes de ClaudeAlexandre de Bonneval dit Kumaraci Ahmet pacha qui s'est illustré dans l'histoire des relations entre la France et l'Empire Ottoman au XVIIIème siècle. Véritable girouette diplomatique il servit la France l'Autriche puis l'Empire Ottoman

      [Bookseller: Charbonnel]
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        Atlas Silesiae: 4 Karten: Münsterberg Frankenstein, Ratibor, Oppeln, Liegnitz

      Homann Erben, Nürnberg 1750 - Vier alt kolorierte Landkarten des Atlas Silesiae,in 21 Segmenten auf Leinwand aufgezogen und gefaltet; die Segmente in ziemlich gutem Zustand obwohl einige mit kleinen Falten an den Kanten, aber viele Wasserflecken, besonders am Leinen sichtbar, Grösse: jede Karte 84x56; die vier Karten in einem alten Pappschuber der Zeit, stark berieben; Die Karten tragen das Datum 1736 obwohl sie erst 1750 von Homann veröffentlicht wurden; Titel der vier Karten: 'Principatus Silesiae Oppoliensis exactissima Tabula geographica, sistens Circulos Oppoliensem, Ober-Glogau Gros Strehliz, Cosel, Tost, Rosenberg, Falckenberg & Lubleniz. " "Principatus Silesiae Lignicensis in suos circulos, tres nempe Lignicenses Goldbergensem, Haynauviensem et Lubensem ." . "Principatus Silesiae Munsterbergensis . exhibens Circulos ejusdem Munsterberg et Frankenstein una cum adjacentibus Civitatibus Reichenstein et Silberberg ad Principatum Bergensem .". "Principatus Silesiae Ratiboriensis . comonstrans insimul Liberas Dynastias Ples et Beuthen, cum Statu minore Loslau .Principatus Silesiae Rattiboriensis-" [Attributes: First Edition]

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        VIER ELEMENTE. Allegorische Darstellungen der vier Elemente.

      - Vier Kupferstiche von J. Wachsmuth bzw. J. Wagner nach Gottfried Eichler bei Johann Georg Hertel, um 1750, je 19,5 x 13 cm (Plattenformat). "Daß Feuer": Nadab und Abihu sterben durch das göttliche Feuer, im Vordergrund eine Putte mit Blitzen in der Hand. - "Daß Wasser": Das Heer des Pharao ertrinkt im Roten Meer, rechts eine allegorische Frauenfigur mit einem großen Schiff auf dem Arm. - "Die Lufft": Elias Entrückung gen Himmel, links im Vordergrund ein Engel mit einer Sonne auf dem Kopf. - "Die Erde": Gott öffnet die Erde, die Korah und seine Rotte verschlingt, rechts eine allegorische Männerfigur mit Weinreben an seinem Stab. - In den Rändern leicht fingerfleckig.

      [Bookseller: Peter Bierl Buch- & Kunstantiquariat]
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        Dei Bagni di Pisa trattato di ANTONIO COCCHI Mugellano

      Antonio, Cocchi Mugellano. In Firenze nella Stamperia Imperiale, l' anno 1750. In - 4°, piena pergamena coeva, titolo e fregi impressi in oro entro tassello rosso. 1 f. bianco, 6 cc., 415 pp., 1 f. bianco, 7 grandi tavole ripiegate incise in rame da N. Mogalli da disegni di M. Piazzini, G. Ruggieri e G. Zocchi; vignetta incisa in rame al frontespizio stampato in rosso e nero raffigurante due medaglie, bella testatina con veduta dei bagni e capolettera con il Duomo e la torre a p. 1. Bell'esemplare. Prima edizione. Importante opera dedicata alle terme pisane. Pregio principale del volume sono le 7 belle tavole, finemente incise in rame e ripiegate, tra le quali vanno menzionate la pianta di Pisa e dei dintorni, le vedute dei Bagni con le fabbriche adiacenti, le illustrazioni di alcuni monumenti antichi delle vicinanze, e soprattutto la grande veduta a volo d'uccello posta in fine. Esemplare completo molto bello. Lozzi, 3645. Razzolini - Bacchi della Lega, Testi di lingua, p. 117.

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

      - 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. - Edizione originale. 6 pagine di titolo in rosso e nero. Legatura in piena vitello screziato e marrone lucido. Indietro liscio decorato. parte del titolo in marocchino rosso. Attrito. Piccola mancanza lungo la mascella superiore. 3 angoli leggermente urtato. - [FRENCH VERSION FOLLOWS] Seconde édition, rare, après la première parue en 1747, chez le même éditeur. 6 pages de titre en rouge et noir. Paul Lacroix affirme que cet ouvrage est très rare. Reliure en plein veau brun marbré et glacé. Dos lisse orné. Pièce de titre en maroquin rouge. Frottements. Petit manque le long du mors supérieur. 3 coins légèrement émoussés. Bon exemplaire, frais. Ce roman fut l'un des plus grands succès de Mouhy. Ce masque de fer ne conte pas l'histoire éponyme sous Louis XIV mais l'histoire de Don Pèdre, vice roi de Catalogne, et son épouse secrète la soeur du roi de Castille ; le roi s'introduit dans la chambre et enferme le visage des deux époux sous un masque de fer. Dans la préface, l'auteur dénombre pas moins de 4 histoires de masques de fer en Turquie, en Angleterre... similaires à celle arrivée en France sous Louis XIV. Cette affirmation jette un certain discrédit sur la véritable existence du masque de fer, et donne prétexte à cette fiction.  

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        Introductio in ephemerides cum opportunis tabulis ad usum bononiesis scientiarum istituti. Inqua exempla, quae sub praeceptis proponuntur ad ephemerides ex anno 1751 in annum 1762 novissime supputatas accomodata sunt.

      Typis Constantini Pisarri,, Bononiae, 1750 - Due opere in un tomo in 4° (272x196); pagg. XVIII, (2), 143, 192; (12), 383 con numerosi diagrammi silografici, anche a tutta pagina, e 4 carte geogr. incise in rame f.t. rip. di carattere geografico-astronomico (mostrano infatti la zona in cui si resero visibili le eclissi del 1752-58-60 e 1562). Solida pergamena coeva con titolo manoscritto al dorso. Manfredi, professore di matematica all'università di Bologna, pubblicò le sue effemeridi in due volumi nel 1715-25; ad esse fece precedere questa opera introduttiva, che Zanotti ristampò nel 1750 pubblicando le proprie, come dice DSB: "In 1715 Manfredi completed his two-volume Ephemerides motuum coelestium for 1715-1725, based on the still unpublished tables of Cassini in Paris, his predecessor in the chair of astronomy at Bologna. Intended, unlike most of its predecessors, not for astrological use but for practical astronomy, the ephemeris were of unusual extent and practicability. They included tables of the meridian crossing of the planets, tables of the eclipses of the satellites of Jupiter and of the conjunction of the moon and the principal stars, as well as maps of the regions of the earth affected by solar eclipses. The ephemeris were preceded by a volume of instructions including tables that were reprinted by Eustachio Zanotti in 1750" (DSB). Bell'esemplare minime saltuarie fioriture della carta e qualche leggera traccia d'uso e macchia alla legatura. Zanotti: "Riccardi II, 653,15; Houzeau/Lanc. 15537: "Ce vol. renferme des Tabulae motuum Jovis"; Poggendorff II, 1394." (Unito a:) ZANOTTI EUSTACHIO. Ephemerides motuum coelestium ex anno MDCCLI in annum MDCCLI ad meridianum Bononiae supputatae. Bononiae, typis Constantini Pisarri, 1750.

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        Kupferstich - Karte, b. J. D. Schleuen, "General - Charte der gesamt Königlich Preussischen Länder zu finden bei J.D. Schleuen Kupferstecher in Berlin".

      - mit altem Flächenkolorit, um 1750, 58 x 70 Nicht bei Bott/Holzamer: "Von Danzig bis Riga"; Stopp/Langel, S. 43. - Sehr seltene Einblattdruckkarte von Preußen, die das Staatsgebiet nach dem 1. Schlesischen Krieg zeigt ( Frieden von Breslau 1742, in dem Preussen ganz Schlesien erhielt, mit Ausnahme der Fürstentümer Teschen, Troppau und Jägerndorf ). - Von 2 Platten gedruckte und zusammengesetzte Karte. Am oberen Rand der Titel, gehalten von einem preussischen Adler, links davon Ansicht von Berlin, rechts Ansicht von Breslau. Am unteren Rand prachtvolle Barockkartusche mit figürlichen Allegorien, 3 Wappen, Portrait Friedrich d. Großen und einer Stadtansicht v. Königsberg. Zeigt Norddeutschland, im Südwesten aber auch noch die preussische Exklave Neuchatel. - Alte Faltstellen geglättet und Bugfalte restauriert.

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        Kupferstich - Karte, b. J.B. Homann, "Abbildung der Keysrl. Freyen- Reichs- Wahl- und Handelstatt Francfurt am Mayn mit ihrem Gebiet und Gräntzen vorgestelt .".

      - mit altem Flächenkolorit, um 1750, 49,5 x 58 Sandler, S. 59 ( Nr. 84); Fauser 4104. - Mit Kopftitel. Die Karte zeigt die nähere Umgebung von Frankfurt. Gebiet Kronberg, Hanau, Dietzenbach, Kelsterbach. Darunter Gesamtansicht von Frankfurt, sowie rechts kleine Ansicht vom Römer mit Markttreiben, links Krönungsszene im Dom sowie fig. Allegorien. - Karte ohne Druckprivileg.

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        Allgemeines gelehrten-Lexicon

      Engraved frontis. port. of the author in Vol. I & one large engraved vignette. Titles printed in red & black. Four vols. Large thick 4to, cont. vellum over boards, spines lettered in gilt. Leipzig: J.F. Gleditsch, 1750-50-51-51. First edition of the still essential bio-bibliographical dictionary; there are about 50,000 entries. Jöcher (1694-1758), was professor of philosophy and librarian at the University of Leipzig. The present book is his greatest work and continues to be of considerable use; it remains the only convenient place to find accounts of many obscure authors and their writings. Fine set from the Bibliotheca Bibliographica Breslaueriana. ? Besterman 819.

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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.

      Printed for the Author, and sold by H. Chapelle, London 1750 - 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). [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Gesamtansicht, "Eger, in Böhmen".

      - Kupferstich ( v. 2 Platten ) n. F.B. Werner b. Iohann Friderich Probst, um 1750, 34,5 x 111 Nebehay / Wagner, Nr. 514 / 5 - Die Ansicht von 2 Platten gedruckt. Im Himmel flatterndes Band mit dem Titel, rechts im Himmel 1 Wappen. Unter der Ansicht Erklärungen v. 1 - 16, jeweils in lat. und deutscher Sprache. Unten mittig mit Plattennr. 94 bezeichnet.

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        Veduta della Piazza della Rotonda

      1750. Bella veduta tratta dall'opera "Les Plus Beaux Edifices De Rome Moderne, Ou Recueil Des Plus Belles Vues Des Principales Eglises, Places, Palais, Fontaines &c. Qui Sont Dans Rome Dessinees Par Jean Barbault Peintre, Ancien Pensionnaire Du Roy a Rome, Et Gravees en XLIV. Grandes Planches et Plusieurs Vignettes; Par D'Habiles Maitres. Avec La Description Historique De Chaque Edifice", le cui illustrazioni furono incise per la massima parte da Dominique Montagu su disegni di Jean Barbault. La raccolta fu pubblicata per la prima volta da Bouchard et Gravier Libraires nel 1763. Incisione su rame all'acquaforte, in ottime condzioni. Beautiful view taken from "Les Plus Beaux Edifices De Rome Moderne, Ou Recueil Des Plus Belles Vues Des Principales Eglises, Places, Palais, Fontaines &c. Qui Sont Dans Rome Dessinees Par Jean Barbault Peintre, Ancien Pensionnaire Du Roy a Rome, Et Gravees en XLIV. Grandes Planches et Plusieurs Vignettes; Par D'Habiles Maitres. Avec La Description Historique De Chaque Edifice", with plates and signed by Jean Barbault as draftsman, and most of of these engraved by D. Montagu. Ething in good condition. Roma Rome 540 395

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        Berlin, darunter Erklärungen v. 1 - 30 in deutscher Sprache.

      - Kupferstich ( v. 2 Platten ) n. F.B. Werner b. Ioh. Fridrich Probst, um 1750, 29,5 x 97,5 Angelika Marsch, F.B. Werner, S. 137 ( Zustand 1b von 7 ); Ernst, Berlin in der Druckgrafik, F.B. Werner, Nr. 4; Kiewitz, Nr. 1334 b. - Blick von einem erhöhten Standpunkt auf die Stadt, Mittig das Stadtschloß und die Marienkirche. Im Himmel der Titel auf fliegendem Band, rechts oben großes Wappen. - Sehr gut erhaltenes Blatt. Unten rechts mit Nummer "43" bezeichnet.

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        Carte réduite de L 'Isle de Cuba.

      1750 ca.. Incisione in rame, colorata, 570x885, raffigurante l'intera isola di Cuba e le Bahamas. Bell'esemplare con brevi margini, traccia di pieghe.

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        Serge Lifar à l'Opéra.

      Défini par Paul Valéry. Parlé par Jean Cocteau. Vécu par Serge Lifar. Orné de croquis de mouvements par L. Pageot-Rousseaux. Préface de Paul Valéry. 35 compositions dans des teintes pastel variées, à pleine page ou à double page avec un dessin original signé de l'artiste sur une page de garde. Complet & Contrôlé.ÉDITION ORIGINALE limitée à 1750 exemplaires. Celui-ci (N°XLVII) un des 50 exemplaires de tête nominatifs signés des auteurs, contenant un dessin original de L. Pageot-Rousseaux, numérotés en chiffres romains de I à L (nom du destinataire biffé). Paris, Thibault de Champrosay - 1943. Ex-libris de la bibliothèque de Pierre Morhange. Très belle reliure plein chagrin taupe signée Chr. Grégoire. Dos lisse titre en long doré. Tête dorée. Étui à liseré. Bel exemplaire de cet ouvrage illustré sur la danse. Pas de rousseur. Parfait état. Format in-4°(33x25).

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        Relazione dello stato, in cui si trova l'opera del censimento universale del Ducato di Milano nel mese di Maggio dell'anno 1750 divisa in tre parti [.]. [-Raccolta degli editti, ordini istruzioni, riforme e lettere circolari istruttive della Real Giunta del censimento generale dello Stato di Milano.].

      per Giuseppe Richini Malatesta, 1750-1760., In Milano, - 2 opere in 2 volumi in-folio (cm. 33), legature coeve in p. pergamena con titoli e fregi in oro ai dorsi (piccole tracce di sporco e di usura), tagli rossi; pp. XXXXII 380 [4]; [10] 502 [i.e. 506] in ottimo stato, con 1 tavola in antiporta f.t. di Marcantonio Dal Re e 1 tavola sempre in rame ripiegata f.t., belle testatine figurate, capilettera, finalini, più volte ripetuto lo stemma teresiano. Prima edizione di entrambe le opere relative al primo catasto moderno della storia, set cruciale per la storia dell'economia politica. La Relazione, dall'indiscutibile valore dottrinale, è uno degli scritti economici più innovativi del Settecento lombardo e fu presa d'esempio dagli altri Stati europei, sia per l'efficientismo sia per le premesse di equità fiscale. Il suo autore Pompeo Neri (1706-1776), geniale politico ed economista fiorentino, aveva guidato le riforme fiscali e amministrative dei duchi di Lorena in Toscana, quando nel 1748 fu chiamato da Maria Teresa a Milano come presidente della Giunta per la riforma amministrativa e per il censimento nei suoi Stati. La Raccolta, che a volte contiene un numero leggermente superiore di editti [cfr. Einaudi 3880], figura come chiusura compiuta di questo lavoro decennale di razionalizzazione fiscale e viene proposta insieme. Cfr. Barucci-Carpenter 270; Einaudi 4120; Kress 3862. Buon esemplare.

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        An Essay on Collateral Consanguinity, It's Limits, Extent, and Duration; More particularly As it is regarded by the Statutes of All Souls College in the University of Oxford. Eller 236; Laeuchli 547 [her first issue]

      Printed; and sold by W. Owen near Temple-Bar [etc.], London 1750 - Modern 3/4 calf over marbled boards, some browning, else a very good copy, with the half-title and the table of consanguinity; the Taussig copy First edition of Blackstone's first legal work, written when he was twenty-seven, "denot[ing] considerable research ability in the fields of civil and canon law", and proposing that all applicants to All Souls be equally considered without preference [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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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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        Sammlung von 236 Druckermarken vom Anfang des 16. bis zur Mitte des 17. Jahrhunderts. Angelegt und zusammengestellt um die Mitte des 18. Jahrhunderts.

      1750 - 19,5 x 16 cm. 143 Blätter mit 236 meist einseitig (vereinzelt auch beidseitig) aufgeklebten ausgeschnittenen Original-Druckemarken. Pappband des 19. Jahrhunderts mit handschriftlichem Rückentitel ("Sammlung allter Buchdrucker-Zeichen") auf grünem Schildchen. Einband teils berieben. Das Trägerpapier teils ein wenig gebräunt und stockfleckig, die Marken überwiegend sehr gut und sauber, teils aber auch durch die Leimung gebräunt. Die Druckermarken wurden aus Büchern ausgeschnitten und aufgeklebt. Zur näheren Erläuterung (Drucker, Druckort, Jahr) wurden teilweise die Kolophone mit ausgeschnitten und eingeklebt. Wo diese fehlen oder unvollständig sind, werden nähere Informationen teils durch zeitgenössische (also ca. Mitte 18. Jahrhundert), teils durch jüngere handschriftliche Erläuterungen gegeben, wobei letztere laut einer handschriftlichen Vorbemerkung (vermutlich eines Vorbesitzers) auf dem vordenen Spiegel "1981 von Dr. Josef Benzing aus Budenheim" gegeben wurden. Einige Marken sind ohne Beschreibungen. Mit Buchdruckerzeichen überwiegend von Druckern aus Basel, Straßburg, Paris, Amsterdam, Zürich, Leiden, einzelne aber auch aus Venedig, Florenz, Rom, Genf, Genua, Edinburgh, Leipzig, Köln, Frankfurt etc. Sprache: Deutsch Einband teils berieben. Das Trägerpapier teils ein wenig gebräunt und stockfleckig, die Marken überwiegend sehr gut und sauber, teils aber auch durch die Leimung gebräunt.

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        Theses ex dissertatione canonica de residentia clericorum excerptas, quas ex permissione R.P.D. Clementis Argenvillieres ... in collegio germanico, et hungarico publice defendendas proponit.

      Roma, Generoso Salomoni, 1750, 4to leg. coeva in piena pergamena con cornice dorata impressa ai piatti, inc. in rame al front. pp. (8)-80 con una tav. inc. in rame in antip. (Benedetto XIV) e due capolettera xil. figurati

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        [Mss from 18th century Mexico] Don Juan Ignacio Aragones Rector del Real Colegio de Christo

      Mexico City, Sept. 19, 1750. Folio, 4 pp, in clear scribal hand. Legal resume and determination of a case brought before the court in Mexico City by the above-named individual against the City of Cuernavaca. The issue at dispute was the ownership and rental due from a trapiche (sugar cane) mill in the village of San Jose de Acamilpan, in the jurisdiction of the Ayuntamiento of Cuernavaca. The document issues from the office of the fiscal (attorney general), and is on taxed folio leaves from the reign of Ferdinand VI. Very good condition.

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        [Mss. from 18th century Mexico] Don Juan Ignacio Aragones Rector del Real Colegio de Christo...

      Mexico City: , Sept. 19, 1750. Mexico City, Sept. 19, 1750. Folio, 4 pp, in clear scribal hand. Legal resume and determination of a case brought before the court in Mexico City by the above-named individual against the City of Cuernavaca. The issue at dispute was the ownership and rental due from a trapiche (sugar cane) mill in the village of San Jose de Acamilpan, in the jurisdiction of the Ayuntamiento of Cuernavaca. The document issues from the office of the fiscal (attorney general), and is on taxed folio leaves from the reign of Ferdinand VI. Very good condition.

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        The Royal Palace of Hampton Court. Le Palais Royale de Hampton Court.

      No date. Ca. 1750. - Hand colored copper plate engraving on laid paper, plate mark 11 x 16 3/4 inches on sheet size 12 3/4 x 18 inches remargined to 14 x 18 1/2 inches. Some faint soiling (mainly to outer margins), very good condition. A particularly attractive view of Hampton Court, located in the London Borough of Richmond, showing clearly the garden design. The antique print shows a gardnener trimming a shrub while gentlemen and ladies in fine costumes socialise in the gardens. "Printed for John Bowles at the Black Horse in Cornhil, & Carington Bowles in St. Pauls Church Yard London" printed under title.

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        Produzioni Matematiche

      Engraved vignettes on titles depicting the lemniscate & 16 folding engraved plates. xxiv, 528 pp.; xii, 536 pp. Two vols. Large 4to, mid-19th cent. half-vellum & marbled boards (occasional minor stains), entirely uncut. Pesaro: Stamperia Gavelliana, 1750. First edition of a rare work, containing the important collected writings of Fagnano (1682-1766), Italian nobleman and mathematician. Many of the texts printed here appear for the first time. Fagnano's advances in algebra and geometry were very far-reaching and his work on the rectification of the lemniscate made him, according to Legendre, the true founder of the theory of elliptic functions. This breakthrough was of great importance and was employed in the recent proof of Fermat's last theorem. "In algebra Fagnano suggested new methods for the solution of equations of the second, third and fourth degrees. He also organized in a rational manner the knowledge that scientists had of imaginary numbers, establishing for them a special algorithm that was far better than BombeIli's primitive one… "In geometry Fagnano formulated a general theory of geometric proportions that is more noteworthy than the countless writings, published previously, that were intended to illustrate book V of Euclid's Elements. Much more important, however, is his work on the triangle, for which he may well be considered the founder of the geometry of the triangle… "'The most important results achieved by Fagnano, however, were in analytical geometry and in integral calculus."-D.S.B., IV, pp. 515-16. "In his study of the rectification of the lemniscate, Fagnano introduced ingenious analytic transformations that laid the foundation for the theory of elliptic integrals and his work was to lead to elliptic functions. Fagnano collected many of his published works, and a few unpublished ones, and produced the two volume treatise Produzioni matematiche in 1750. In 1751 Euler was asked to examine Produzioni matematiche and he found in this treatise relations between special types of elliptic integrals, that express the length of an arc of a lemniscate, which were quite unexpected to him. Generalising Fagnano's results, Euler went on to create a general theory of these integrals, in particular giving the famous addition formula for elliptic integrals. Fagnano had proved the duplication formula, a particular case of the addition formula, for the integrals… "In fact Fagnano had proved remarkable properties of the lemniscate, including the fact that its arcs may be divided in equal parts using a ruler and compass construction… "Fagnano made many other major contributions but his mathematical work was not without controversy. He was involved in priority disputes with Nicolaus (I) Bernoulli and, not surprisingly, the big dispute of the day which was between the supporters of Newton and those of Leibniz."-The MacTutor History of Mathematics Archive (on-line).

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        Mémoires de Monsieur l'Abbé de Montgon, Publiés par lui-même, Contenant les differentes Négociations dont il a été chargé dans les Cours de France, d'Espagne, & de Portugal ; & divers événemens qui sont arrivés depuis l'année 1725 jusqu'à présent.

      1750 6 vol. in-12, veau havane marbré, dos orné à nerfs, tranches rouges (reliure de l'époque). Importante source pour l'histoire diplomatique européenne du règne de Louis XV. Diplomate français, l'abbé de Montgon (1690-1770) entra au service de Philippe V d'Espagne (1724) et fut chargé en 1726 de se rendre en France avec la mission secrète d'intriguer pour lui assurer la succession à la Couronne dans le cas où Louis XV mourrait sans enfant. Il commit l'imprudence de communiquer ses instructions au cardinal Fleury, premier ministre, qui mit un terme à ses intrigues en l'exilant à Douai après avoir fait saisir tous ses papiers. Ce fut pendant son exil qu'il composa et publia les Mémoires de ses différentes négociations. Tome I. Années 1725-1726 ; tome II. Année 1726 ; tome III. Années 1726-1727 ; tome IV et V. Année 1727 ; tome VI. 1727-1728. Très bon exemplaire.

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        Traité des Pierres graveés

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

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        Catalogus Bibliothecae Bunauianae

      [Compiled by Johannes Michael Francke]. Engraved vignettes on each title. Three vols. bound in seven. Thick large 4to, cont. half-sheep & paste-paper boards (heads of spines, several joints, & several corners a little worn), spines gilt, red & green morocco lettering pieces on spines. Leipzig: Widow of B.C. Fritsch, 1750-51-52-53-55-56-56. A fine set, compiled by Johann Michael Francke (1717-75); this is an extraordinarily rare and important library catalogue. Ebert has described this as an "unsurpassed masterpiece" and Bogeng called it " the best catalogue of a German eighteenth-century private library." "This catalogue describes the library (42,000 volumes) of Count Heinrich von Bünau, the Saxon statesman and historian (1697-1762). Although it remained unfinished, it is a model of its kind. Three sections were completed, comprising bibliography, 'historia literaria,' ancient authors, universal history, geography, genealogy, heraldry, chronology, and writers on ecclesiastical history. All the same, it was extremely useful. Independent publications, single articles in periodicals, and even bibliographical references to books on special subjects not contained in the library were included. The great J.J. Winckelmann, who was the Count's secretary and librarian from 1748 to 1754, may have had some share in the cataloguing. The bibliographical system of Francke, on which his catalogue is based, was much appreciated. He later became librarian of the Elector's library at Dresden."-Grolier Club, Bibliography, 104. Bünau formed his library as an aid to his studies of German history, resulting in his "German Imperial History" (1728-43), which made him one of the founders of modern German historiography. He devised a bibliographical system for his library which Francke (1717-1775) applied to his catalogue. Nice set with the stamp on each title of the city of Augsburg. Occasional foxing due to the quality of the paper. ? Peignot, p. 86-"Cet excellent catalogue…c'est un des monuments bibliographiques les plus curieux. Les titres des livres y sont parfaitement détaillées." Taylor, Book Catalogues, pp. 114, 119, 127, 182, 186, 197, 207, 227, 228, & 234.

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        Tenkei Wakumon chukai [trans.: Questions and Answers on Astronomy]

      21 double-page and three full-page woodcut astronomical illus. & maps (three with volvelles). 68; 40; 45 folding leaves. Three vols. 8vo, orig. wrappers, orig. block printed title label on each upper cover, new stitching. Tokyo: Suharaya, [1750]. First edition in Japanese, translated, revised, and with additional commentary by Irie Osamu (1699-1773), of this important astronomical and geographical text which exercised a profound influence on Japanese astronomy and geography. There was an extremely rare edition printed in China - no copy seems to have survived in its native country - in 1672 (or 1675). The first edition to be printed in Japan, in 1730, was issued in four volumes of which the first three were in Chinese and the supplementary fourth was in Japanese. This edition contains several new maps and there are, for the first time, three volvelles (two with two moving parts and the third with three moving parts). "Irie reprinted the eight original maps and printed revisions of all except the star map of the region of constant invisibility. If the original illustration or explanation was incorrect, he showed a corrected one (or one he thought was correct), basing his revisions on Shibukawa's Tenmon seisho zu."-Miyajima, p. 591. "The Tianjing huowen, brought to Japan about 1672-79, combined ancient Chinese theories, the theories of the natural philosopher Zhu Xi (1130-1200), and the recent philosophical opinions of Fang Yizhi (1611-71) with knowledge that had been obtained from the Jesuits. Although the Tianjing huowen did not receive much attention in China, it was widely available in Japan and inspired many explanatory and critical books, especially after Nishikawa Masayasu (1693-1756) published the first Japanese version in 1730. Of particular importance was its illustration of the stars around the South Pole, which had not been shown on previous celestial maps; the book therefore provided the Japanese with their first knowledge of such stars."--Miyajima, "Japanese Celestial Cartography before the Meiji Period" in History of Cartography, Vol. 2, No. 2, p. 585. This treatise was allowed to be imported into Japan and printed by the censors "because of its purely astronomical nature. Although it is in effect a treatise on Western astronomy, it contains no elements of Christianity. During the Tokugawa period everyone with an interest in astronomy read it."-Nakayama, A History of Japanese Astronomy, p. 101 (& see pp. 101-04). "The Chinese text most influential in Japan was the T'ien-ching huo-wen…authored by Yu I, who studied under the prominent scholar Hsiung Ming-yü, a close friend of the Portuguese Jesuit Manoel Dias (1574-1648)…The T'ien-ching huo-wen was brought to Japan after its first printing in China and was already widely known before the first Japanese reprint appeared in 1730…Very popular among Japanese intellectuals, it was reprinted many times with commentaries and was viewed as a classic in astronomy - partly because of the scarcity of such works."-Sugimoto & Swain, Science & Culture in Traditional Japan, p. 261. Harumi Shibukawa (1639-1715), "one of the greatest astronomers to have lived in Japan" (Miyajima, p. 588), based his knowledge of Western astronomy entirely on the Chinese edition of the present text; he was "especially impressed by its clear explanation, using a geometrical model, of eclipses, which he had never found in Chinese calendrical writings."-D.S.B., XII, p. 404. Tienjing Huowen is partly based on the work of the Jesuit scholars in China, members of the Jesuit missions sent from Rome from the sixteenth century onwards. Matteo Ricci and Ferdinand Verbiest were the most notable of these missionary-scientists who brought western knowledge of astronomy and other disciplines to China. The identification of the South Polar stars, particularly the South Star (sigma Octanis), barely visible to the naked eye and sitting directly overhead the Earth's South Pole, is important. Knowing its location is the key to understanding the workings of all the stars of the Southern Hemisphere since it is the South Star that these stars circle every night. This information is crucial for navigation and map-making. The geographical maps are of particular interest: four separate maps form a double-hemisphere world map, including a southern hemisphere with a very distinctively shaped Australia joined to a southern continent. The celestial and world maps here are entirely based on the work of Ricci and Verbiest. A very fine and fresh set, preserved in a box. ? D.S.B., XV, p. 733.

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        Works of Rabelais

      1750 - RABELAIS, Francois. The Works of Francis Rabelais, M.D. Formerly translated by Sir Thomas Urquart, M.D". Since carefully revised, and compared throughout with M. le du Chat's edition, by Mr. Ozell. London: John Hart, 1750. Five volumes. 12mo, 19th-century full brown morocco, raised bands, elaborately gilt-decorated spines, marbled endpapers, all edges gilt. $1850.Early edition of the first English translation of Rabelais, the first edition with the set of 28 copperplate engravings (24 folding), very handsomely bound."Though an English version of Gargantua was licensed in 1592, and was probably then issued, no translation of Rabelais is extant prior to Urquhart's of 1653". In point of style Urquhart was Rabelais incarnate, and in his employment of the verbal resources, whether of science and pseudo-science or slang, he almost surpassed Rabelais himself" (DNB). "This translation has been called "˜one of the most perfect transfusions of an author from one language into another that ever man accomplished" (Pforzheimer 814). Rabelais "is often censured for his lapses into gross indecency and his physiological and medical obscenities. These may be explained partly as the work of an irrepressible jester writing for a coarse, outspoken society". His work incensed the theologians and was condemned by the parlement. He issued a revised edition of the first two books, attenuating his insulting references to the theologians, but it failed to placate the Sorbonne and both books were again condemned". Moliere drew on him, Voltaire and Balzac imitated him, but many have censured his obscenity" (Reid, 509-10). Bookplates, early owner signatures.Plates and text clean and fine, with only one tear along fold line to one plate (IV:135). Bindings very handsome. A desirable set of an esteemed translation. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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