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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.

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Nikolaus Struck]
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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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        Missale Romanum ex decreto Sacrosancti Concilii Tridentini restitutum, S. Pii V Pontificis Max. jussu editum Clementis VIII & Urbani VIII auctoritate recognitum

      apud Nicolaum Pezzana, Venetiis 1750 - In-folio antico (332x240mm), pp. (36), 448, XCVI + pp. 54 di miscellanea di successive pubblicazioni liturgiche settecentesche ed ottocentesche. Legatura ottocentesca p. pelle marrone marmorizzata con borchie in ottone accantonate e bordure plurime a secco ai piatti. Segnacoli di colore verde e viola, tagli a spruzzo azzurri, sguardie marmorizzate. Vignetta calcografica al frontespizio impresso in rosso e nero con il papa che apre la Porta Santa in Vaticano per il Giubileo. Testo rubricato in rosso e in nero su due colonne, capilettera ornati od istoriati, 3 tavv. calcografiche f.t. Bell'esemplare. Latino [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Gilibert Libreria Antiquaria (ILAB-LILA)]
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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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        ALS ("Stephen Hales"). Teddington, 25. XII. 1750.

      1750. Large 8vo. 1 p. With autogr. address. To Mr. Joyne "in Lambe Buildinge in the Inner Temple, London": "I heartily condole with you on the unhappy Death of your Brother. These villanies must necessarily increase yearly more + more, while the lower People are made mad by those intoxicating Drams, which by a consummate folly are held in great Profusion to the mouth of the meanest. A temptation well known to be too great to be resisted. As I guess that the tenants will make you some Payments about this Time, And as I have a considerable Sum to pay in London to charitable users, It will save the hazard of carrying money to + fro. [I]f you can make me a payment Soon, at Mr Grimes's next the Star Inne in the Strand over against Hungerford market, where on notice I will leave a Receipt. I am Sir your humble Servant [...]". - The botanist and inventor Hales ist considered one of the pioneers of modern physiology. He also played an important role in the implementation of the 1736 "Gin Act", by which the government imposed a high licence fee and retail tax for gin retailers after the previous years had seen a great increase in alcohol-related maladies, especially among the working classes. - Slight defects professionally restored.

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        Oeuvres de M. Crébillon, de l'Académie Françoise. / Suivi de : Le triumvirat ou la mort de Cicéron, tragédie.

      Paris, Imprimerie Royale, 1750, 2 volumes, in-4, reliés, XII-337 p. / [2]-398-[4]-84 p.. Tome 1 : vignette gravée par Le Bas d'après Boucher à la page de titre, vignette en bandeau et lettrine gravée à la dédicace par les mêmes. - Tome 2 : vignette gravée par Le Bas d'après Boucher à la page de titre, frontispice gravé par Le Bas d'après Boucher, "Le triumvirat..." est en pagination séparée avec faux-titre. - Reliure d'époque, plein veau blond glacé, dos à nerfs avec caissons et fleurons dorés, pièces de titre de maroquin rouge, de tomaison de maroquin vert, triple filet d'encadrement sur les plats, double filet doré sur les coupes, tranches dorées, petites éraflures sur les plats, mors du second plat du tome 2 fendu en tête sur la longueur d'un caisson, petite usure aux coins, pâles rousseurs, cernes clairs à l'angle inférieur de plusieurs feuillets du tome 2, rousseurs et papier terni pour le "Triumvirat..." en fin du tome 2. Belle reliure malgré quelques défauts. Bel exemplaire. ************* PROMO : Envoi gratuit en courrier suivi et assurance à partir de 20 € d'achat (France seulement), remise 20 % pour commande supérieure à 60 €.

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        Deiparae Virgini in coelum ...... prospectum Sacri Monasteri Vallisumbrosae ....

      fine '800. Bellissima e grande veduta del Monastero di Vallombrosa e territorio circostante, con scene di vita contadina. Stampata su quattro fogli poi uniti, 1750. In calce rimandi da 1 a 9. Edizione della fine dell'800 mm 552x1425

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        Ioannis ab Indagine wahre und Grund haltende Beschreibung der heutiges Tages weltberuhmten Des Heiligen Romischen Reichs Freyen Stadt Nurnberg ..

      Erfurt, Germany: Johann Heinrich Nonne, 1750. First edition. Hardcover. Very good condition. First and only edition of a history of Nuremberg, Germany, by a German diplomat, historian and political advisor, Johann Heinrich Falckenstein (1682 - 1760). Small 4to, 884pp, with frontispiece and 5 copper plates (of which two are folding plates: a genealogical chart, and an illustration of the Imperial Regalia of Sigismund (Holy Roman Emperor in the 1430s, who kept the Regalia in Nuremberg from 1424 to 1796). These regalia of the Emperors and Kings of the Holy Roman Empire are the only completely preserved regalia from the Middle Ages (now in Vienna). With views of the town hall, the central market, a temple ("der augebliche dianen tempel zu nurnberg"), and the interior of a chapel. The woodcut title vignette with a panoramic view of Nuremberg, the frontispiece with two standing figures flanking an engraved marker, and a map of Nordgau below. Nicely bound in original three quarter vellum and mottled gray paper covered boards, the gilt title at spine stamped on light green leather title label; all edges with mottled red. With an impressive early heraldic bookplate dated 1839, at the front paste down, and a note in Latin, in a contemporary hand, loosely inserted. Spine a little chipped at head with some discoloration to the white vellum, as would be expected; some rubbing to paper covered boards. OCLC: 367563549 records 2 copies.

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        Della storia naturale marina dellÕAdriatico. Saggio del signor dottore V.D. giuntavi una lettera del signor dottore Lionardo Sesler intorno ad un nuovo genere di Piante Terrestri.

      Venezia, appresso Francesco Stori, 1750, in-folio, brossura coeva con copertina muta (piccoli strappi al dorso) pp. (10)-LXXXI-(2) testatine e capolettera figurati xilografici, con dieci tavole incise in rame. Ampia gora al margine inferiore che interessa tutto il volume. Vecchio timbro di apparteneza al frontespizio (Lorenzo puppati). Prima, rara, edizione. Nissen ZBI, 1137. Agassiz II, 251. (Fondamentale lavoro di biologia marina).

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        The Spirit of Laws.

      London: for J. Nourse, and P. Vaillant,, 1750. Translated from the French ? With Corrections and Additions communicated by the Author. 2 volumes, octavo (203 x 123 mm). Contemporary calf, spines with raised bands, morocco labels renewed, sprinkled edges. Contemporary ownership inscription Thomas Preston to front free endpaper of each volume, engraved armorial bookplate of Mansfield Price LLD to each title verso. Spine ends and joints professionally repaired, some surface wear, spine labels renewed to style; occasional light spotting and the odd mark; a very fine set. First English edition. One of the central texts in the history of 18th-century thought, L'Esprit des Loix was a huge influence both on English law, especially as mediated by William Blackstone, and on those who framed the American Constitution. Blackstone's Commentaries, Hamilton's Federalist Papers and Tocqueville's Democracy in America are all thoroughly imbued with Montesquieu's theories. In particular, Montesquieu is credited with the idea that the powers of government should be separated and balanced in order to guarantee the freedom of the individual, a key concept in the creation of the US Constitution. No English language edition was published in America until 1802. The translation is by the prolific Irish-born author and skilful translator of works mostly from the French Thomas Nugent (c.1700?1772).

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        Mémoires Turcs, ou Histoire galante de deux Turcs pendant leur séjour en France. Par un Auteur Turc, de toutes les Académies Mahométanes, licencié en Droit Turc, & Maître-ès-Arts de l'Université de Constantinople.

      A Francfort Chez la Veuve Knoch & J. G. Eslinger 1750 2 parties en 1 vol. in-12 de 144 et 205 pp., veau blond glacé, dos orné à nerfs, pièces de titre en veau havane et de tomaison en veau bleu, initiales frappées sur les plats (reliure de l'époque). Godard d'Aucour fut fermier général en 1754 et receveur général des finances à Alençon en 1785. « L'influence des Lettres persanes de Montesquieu est particulièrement sensible dans ses ouvrages, écrit d'un style simple, alerte, élégant, qui sont une satire parfois trop violente et libre des moeurs de son temps ». Bel exemplaire.

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        Plans et journaux des sieges de la derniere guerre de Flandres, rassembles par deux capitaines etrangers au service de la France.

      Strasbourg, Melchior Pauschinger, 1750.. Crown quarto. Pp. (iv), (ii) table, 113. Plus 25 folding engraved plates numbered 0, 1-24, often with some hand-colouration, bound at end. With a total of 48 elaborate woodcut vignettes as head- and tailpieces. Hardcover, bound in contemporary half calf and marbled boards, spine with flat raised bands between gilt ruled compartments, lettered and dated direct in gilt, very old small oval shelf ticket; old small attractive ownership monogram and miniature stamp to title; one corner tip chafed, boards bit rubbed. In about fine condition. Excellent copy with rather crisp plates. ~ First French edition. Not in Jordan. This is the story of the siege of Flemish cities during the War of the Austrian Succession, with the text in the form of a Journal, 24 chapters in total. A remarkably detailed study of fortification siege war. While obviously intended to cover the history of the war, it is indeed a wonderfully illustrated manual on order of battle, field planning, siege, and defense. Nice copy with excellent, strong strikes of the copper plates.

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        Befestigungsplan und Profil der Befestigungsanlage ('Plan Von der neuen Festung Neyss wie solche der König von Preussen hat fortificieren lassen.').

      - aquarellierte Tuschefederzeichnung, um 1750, 47 x 68 Perfekt erhaltene Manuskriptkarte von Neisse. - Oben links Profilansicht der Festung; darunter Kartusche mit Maßstab. - Unten links Kompass.

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        Nieuwe Kaart van het Turksche Ryk gelegen in Europa, Asia en Africa. Amsterdam, ca. 1750.

      1750. Hand-coloured engraved map (350 x 285 mm). "The Arabian Peninsula appears a smaller version of Tirion's 1731 map with fewer details and no information on roads" (Al Ankary). Two monument-style cartouches contain title and three distance scales. - Very well preserved. Tibbetts 253. Al Ankary p. 340. Al-Qasimi 164. McMinn 48.

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        Plans et journaux des sieges de la derniere guerre de Flandres, rassembles par deux capitaines etrangers au service de la France.

      Strasbourg, Melchior Pauschinger 1750 - Crown quarto. Pp. (iv), (ii) table, 113. Plus 25 folding engraved plates numbered 0, 1-24, often with some hand-colouration, bound at end. With a total of 48 elaborate woodcut vignettes as head- and tailpieces. Hardcover, bound in contemporary half calf and marbled boards, spine with flat raised bands between gilt ruled compartments, lettered and dated direct in gilt, very old small oval shelf ticket; old small attractive ownership monogram and miniature stamp to title; one corner tip chafed, boards bit rubbed. In about fine condition. Excellent copy with rather crisp plates. ~ First French edition. Not in Jordan. This is the story of the siege of Flemish cities during the War of the Austrian Succession, with the text in the form of a Journal, 24 chapters in total. A remarkably detailed study of fortification siege war. While obviously intended to cover the history of the war, it is indeed a wonderfully illustrated manual on order of battle, field planning, siege, and defense. Nice copy with excellent, strong strikes of the copper plates.

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        La comare levatrice istruita nel suo uffizio secondo le regole più certe, e gli ammaestramenti più moderni

      Recurti G. B, 1750. Fondamentale studio dell'ostetrico- chirurgo veneziano, interessante sia dal punto di vista medico, sia dal punto di vista sociologico come spaccato di usi e concezioni interessanti. Il libro primo tratta dell'anatomia femminile e del concepimento; il libro secondo descrive "il parto laudabile o sia naturale colle sue condizioni" e " chi sia la comare e sue condizioni", con indicazioni "dei segni della verginità, della fecondità e sterilità" e sulla gravidanza; il libro terzo invece tratta del "parto illaudabile o sia non naturale, del laborioso e difficile", "dell'aborto" e delle norme relative al battesimo d'urgenza; il libro quarto tratta della estrazione della placenta e del taglio cesareo. I libri sono illustrati da tavole incise a piena pagina accompagnate dalla spiegazione. Nel libro primo ci sono 7 tavole, nel libro secondo 1, nel terzo 9 tavole e nel quarto 3.

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        Annali d'Italia dal principio dell'era volgare sino all'anno 1750, compilati da Lodovico Antonio Muratori. Colle prefazioni critiche di Giuseppe Catalani, prete dell'oratorio di S. Girolamo della Carita. Tomo primo [-duodecimo].

      1750. In Monaco, nella stamperia di Agostino Olzati, 1761-1764, voll. 12, in-4, cartonatura coeva (qualche consunzione esterna, lievi mancanze al dorso del volume ottavo), pp. [4], XVI, 588 - [4], VI, 602 - [4], XII, 479, [1] - [4], XXVIII, 603, [1] - [4], LII, 538 - [4], XXXVI, 616 - [4], XLVIII, 548 - [4], LII, 494 - [4], LX, 424 - [6], LXII, 533, [1] - [4], XXXII, 399, [1] - [4], XLVIII, 470. Salvo pochi segni di tarlo, per lo più marginali, al volume secondo, interni in ottime condizioni, con tutti i fogli a pieni margini. Timbretto di possesso privato sui frontespizi.

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        Avis charitable aux pauvres qui sont malades.

      1750 ca Affichette in-8 oblong (22,5 x 17,5 cm) Prospectus publicitaire d'un médecin lillois. On donne avis au public, en faveur des Pauvres qui sont malades, que le Docteur Charitable de l'Académie Royale des Nouvelles Découvertes de Médecine à Paris, dont la renommée a fait tant de bruit par les Cures extraordinaires qu'il a faites, avec le secours du Ciel, au grand étonnement de tout le Peuple, & par les Charités fort considérables qu'il a exercées sans vanité ou vaine gloire envers les pauvres malades, après avoir pratiqué la médecine avec honneur, splendeur et applaudissement du Public durant l'espace de quarante années, & avoir présenté au roi la nouvelle découverte qu'il a faite par ses curisues & profondes méditations des Arcanes, ou plus rares secrets de la Médecine, en reconnaissance duquel Présent Sa Majesté l'a gratifié d'un don de deux cens Louis d'Or, se trouvant infirme dans sa vieillesse ( qui senectus ipsa morbus est ) a jugé à propos de se retirer en la Ville de Lille, le sejour de delices, pour y vivre en repos sous les favorables Auspices de MONSEIGNEUR L'INTENDANT, souhaitant seulement, après avoir employé tant d'années à l'Etude & la Pratique de la Science de Médecine de rendre dans le déclin de son âge les pauvres malades participant du fruit de ses travaux, & de faire voir & admirer aux occasions qui se présenteront, les effets merveilleux de son Art par les susdits Arcanes, qui sont, sans contredit, les plus grands, les plus universels, & les plus salutaires remèdes que l'Art et la Nature puissent produire pour guérir promptement, sûrement & agréablement une infinité de maladies opiniâtres que l'ignorance a fait passer jusqu'à présent pour incurables afin que son Talent puisse servir en cette belle & magnifique Ville à la gloire de Dieu, à l'avantage du prochain, & à l'exaltation de la Médecine. (...) L'adresse imprimée du Docteur Charitable de l'Académie Royale des Nouvelles Découvertes de Médecine est biffée quoique lisible et corrigée à l'encre du temps par la mention à L'Ange sur le grand marché.

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        Letters from a Young Painter Abroad to His Friends in England

      London Printed for W. Russel, 1750, 1750. Second edition, with substantial editions: the entire contents of the second volume, as well as eight of the the plates, are new to this edition. The first edition, comprised of the first volume, was published in 1748. Pine-Coffin, British and American Travel to Italy, 740: and see A Dictionary of British and Irish Travellers in Italy, 1701-1800, compiled by John Ingamells (Yale University Press, 1997). Some light foxing and wear; slight worming in three signatures of volume one, without loss; very good copy.. 2 vols, 4to, contemporary calf rebacked, red morocco labels, gilt rules and lettering. 13 plates (nine folding) and two vignettes of Roman coins. The informative letters of James Russel (1720-1763), a young and learned Englishman who lived in Italy 1740-1763, where he copied master paintings, dealt in antiquities, gave tours to visiting British travelers, and closely observed his surroundings, which he writes about in entertaining style. The letters discuss other famous travelers of the time as they pass through Rome, current Roman events (including a poem on the death of one Pope and election of another), classical quotations translated, copies of inscriptions; and they generally function as an erudite travel guide. The letters are mostly written to Russel's father, Richard Russel (1685-1756), the noted editor of the Grub Street Journal, who also published them.

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

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

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        Ioannis ab Indagine wahre und Grund haltende Beschreibung der heutiges Tages weltberuhmten Des Heiligen Romischen Reichs Freyen Stadt Nurnberg ..

      Erfurt, Germany: Johann Heinrich Nonne, 1750. First edition. Hardcover. Very good condition. First and only edition of a history of Nuremberg, Germany, by a German diplomat, historianand political advisor, Johann Heinrich Falckenstein (1682 - 1760).Small 4to, 884pp, with frontispiece and 5 copper plates (of which two are folding plates: a genealogical chart, and an illustration of the Imperial Regalia of Sigismund (Holy Roman Emperor in the 1430s, who kept the Regalia in Nuremberg from 1424 to 1796). These regalia of the Emperors and Kings of the Holy Roman Empire are the only completely preserved regalia from the Middle Ages (now in Vienna). With views of the town hall, the central market, a temple ("der augebliche dianen tempel zu nurnberg"), and the interior of a chapel. The woodcut title vignette with a panoramic view of Nuremberg, the frontispiece with two standing figures flanking an engraved marker, and a map of Nordgau below.Nicely bound in original three quarter vellum and mottled gray paper covered boards, the gilt title at spine stamped on light green leather title label; all edges with mottled red. With an impressive early heraldic bookplate dated 1839, at the front paste down, and a note in Latin, in a contemporary hand, loosely inserted.Spine a little chipped at head with some discoloration to the white vellum, as would be expected; some rubbing to paper covered boards. OCLC: 367563549 records 2 copies.

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        Avantures singulières du faux chevalier de Warvick prisonnier d'Etat au donjon de *** et Mr. L. M. D.*** aussi prisonnier, de chambrée avec ce chevalier.

      Londres, Vaillant, 1750.2 parties en un volume in-12 de [2]-132; [2]-124 p. plein veau brun, dos lisse orné de filets et fleurons dorés, pièce de titre rouge, triple filet doré encadrant les plats, tranches jaspées. Mors fendus, coins frottés. Titre gravé répété pour les deux parties, figurant la singularité de ce faux chevalier. Rarissime édition originale de cette fiction, seul roman écrit par Louis Dupré d'Aulnay, qui fut commissaire des guerres et plus tard administrateur des vivres. L'histoire ici narrée est celle d'un prisonnier enfermé avec un autre détenu, qui s'avère être une charmante dame.

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        Regnum Bosniae, una cum finitimis Croatiae, Dalmatiae, Slavoniae, Hung. et Serviae partibus, adjuncta praecipuorum in his regionibus munimentorum ichnographia. - Regnum Serviae, una cum finitimis Valachiae & Bulgariae partibus, addita praecipuorum in his regionibus munimentorum & castellorum Ichnographia

      Nürnberg. Homann Erben. um 1750. Altkolorierter Kupferstich. 115 x 61 cm. In good condition. Monumentale Karte von Dalmatien bis zur Walachei. Mit 25 Ansichten bzw. Plänen, angebracht in den seitlichen Rändern, bzw. unten in einem Doppelrand. Häufig fehlen die untersten Ansichten, links überlappt die Karte einen Teil der Pläne. Tadellos erhalten und in schönem Altkolorit. The scare map in top condition with 25 plan views. Versand D: 6,00 EUR

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        Discurso [Discurso II] sobre las tragedias españolas. de don Agustin de Montiano y Luyando de el Consejo de S. M. su Secretario de la Camara de Gracia, y Ju?ticia, y E?tado de Ca?tilla, Director perpetuo por S. M. de la Real Academia de la Hi?toria, y Academico de la Real Academia Española. Segunda Impression.

      Imprenta de Mercurio por Joseph de Orga, calle de las Infantas, Madrid 1750 - Materia: Libro antiguo de mediados del siglo XVIII. Teatro. Publicación: Madrid, Imprenta de Mercurio por Joseph de Orga, calle de las Infantas, 1750 - 1753. Descripción: 2 tomos Tomo primero: [16], 255 p., [3] en blanco. 8º (170 x 110 mm). Portada con grabado calcográfico: "Peña fect" en los discursos y otro grabado calcográfico en la portada de Virginia Tragedia p. 123 "Js. Peña Invt. et sculp., Mti. aº 1750". Error de paginación, se repiten las p. 175-176. Tomo segundo: 253 páginas. 8º (190 x 130 mm.) Portada con grabado calcográfico "ViresAdquirit Agendo", Peña ft." en los discursos y otro grabado calcográfico en la portada de Athaulpho p. 119 "Peña ft. Miti." Encuadernación plena piel de época. Lomo decorado y dorado. Guardas al agua. Con ex libris del Excemo. Sr. Duque de Almenara. Estado de conservación: Obra cuidada. Alguna ligera mancha de humedad en torno a la página 157. Lomo restaurado. Buen ejemplar. El tomo segundo es algo mas grande que el primero. Notas: Los delicados grabados calcográficos fueron realizados por Juan de la Peña. (1729-1774). Otros datos: Existen dos tiradas de esta segunda impresión de 1750 que se pueden diferenciar en la portada, uno se dispuso las palabras «con privilegio», en mayúsculas y en el segundo, «segunda impression» también en mayúsculas. siendo esta última tirada de gran rareza, como indica Jesús Cañas Murillo en su detallada investigación titulada SOBRE LA PRIMERA «SEGUNDA IMPRESSION» DEL DISCURSO SOBRE LAS TRAGEDIAS ESPAÑOLAS DE AGUSTÍN DE MONTIANO (NOTICIA BIBLIOGRÁFICA). Interesante obra del siglo XVIII sobre el teatro español, que según Jesús Cañas Murillo, ocupa un lugar preeminente en la historiografía literaria española. Siendo el primer intento de carácter científico, de realizar una historia sistemática de las aportaciones que la cultura española en lengua castellana realizó a la creación trágica de corte clasicista a lo largo de los siglos, especialmente desde el siglo XVI [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Histoire de l'église, ville et diocèse de Besançon

      2In 8°. Ed. Daclin. Besançon, 1750, pleine basane dos à nerfs ornée pièce de titre et tomaison, coifes et coins légèrement abimés sur les deux volumes, pages un peu décolorées. Ill. bandeaux, lettrines. T1: 433pp.+ les preuves pour l'histoire de l'eglise de Besançon, 174 pp. traces blanches sur le dernier plat; T2 : 544pp. Bel exemplaire!

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        Partie orientale de la Lombardie qui comprend la République de Venise, le Mantouan, le Cremonese, l'Evêché de Trente, et les confins du Duché de Toscane, et de l'Etat de l'Eglise.

      1750. Incisione in rame in coloritura d'epoca ai confini, 495x630. Raffigura il Dominio e l'Emilia Romagna. Ottimo esemplare marginoso. Sanfelici-Zanasi-Davoli "Terre di Langobardia". La Lombardia, il corso del Po...", 68.

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        La science des ombres par rapport au dessin suivi de Le dessinateur au cabinet de l'armée

      Paris Charles-Antoine Jombert 1750 Un volume in-12plein veau brun, dos à 5 nerfs orné, pièce de titre, tranches rouges. Edition origiale de ce traité de dessin géométrique et architectural illustré de 206 figures sur 16 planches hors texte, suivi d'un second traité du dessin militaire destiné aux officiers du génie et décoré de 39 figures aquarellées à l'époque sur 4 planches hors texte. Bel ouvrage trés propre, malgré un mors fendu sur 6 cm en queue. Ex libris manuscrit.Dimensions : 200x130x25mm, poids : 0,3kg, envoi soigné en Chrono 13 de Chronopost. Un volume, 12mo, full brown marbled calf. First edition of these two courses, on the art of shadows, necessary for artists and draughtsmen, foor the firts one, and on drawing both at home and in the field and both for civil engineering and for military purposes, for the second one, both successively illustrated with 16 and 4 plates. The last 4 ones are water-coloured. A good and fresh copy despite a 6cm cracked hinge. - - * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * Attention ! Les montants des frais de port mentionnés ne sont valables que pour la France continentale. Pour toute autre destination, veuillez prendre contact avec la librairie par téléphone fixe +33 (0) 5 67 67 46 33 ou portable +33 (0) 6 04 51 14 09 ou par courriel : librairie@scriptorium-albi.frBeware! The shipping rates here given are only available within France. For any other destination please contact the book shop by phone: +33 (0) 5 67 67 46 33 or GSM: +33 (0) 6 04 51 14 09, or by e-mail: librairie@scriptorium-albi.fr

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        \"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. Versand D: 6,00 EUR Europa, BENELUX-Luxemburg

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        Emblems of Love, In four Languages, Dedicated to the Ladies by Ph. Ayres Esq.,

      12mo, 90 ff. [n.n.], engraved throughout, rebound to style in half calf, spine gilt ruled with label and raised bands, marbled boards,The work first appeared in its English version, in a slightly different format, in 1683, entitled "Cupid's Addresse to the Ladies . . ."; another edition, much as this, was published in 1712. The emblem plates "derive directly or indirectly", according to Freeman, English Emblem Books, p. 230, to an earlier Dutch work, Antwerp?, 1618. Freeman also uses Ayres's work as a point for discussing the cultural relevance of emblematic images beyond their original and familiar milieu. See also Praz, II, p. 15. In this version, the engraved pictorial title-page (engraved by J. Nicholls), is followed by an introductory sonnet: "Cupid to Chloe Weeping," succeeded by the 44 engraved emblematic plates and accompanying explanatory verse in English, Latin, French, and Italian.

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        J. R. INGEN d'après Rigaud. VUE DE L'H

      (vers 1750) Format de l'épreuve 31,5 X 54 cm. Avec vitre, marie-louise et cadre doré. (Les traces blanches sont dues aux reflets sur la vitre). La peste qui survient à Marseille, constitue pour le dessinateur et graveur Jacques Rigaud (1680-1754) un tournant dans sa carrière. Intrépide témoin de cet événement, il dessine en effet sur place puis grave des estampes représentant les ravages de la maladie. Installé plus tard à Paris, ses

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